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On Brett Kavanaughs first day as justice, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal to a ruling written by Kavanaugh himself in 2017 when he was an appellate court judge. Kavanaugh had determined that the EPA lacked the authority under the Clean Air Act to enforce an Obama administration rule regulating hydrofluorocarbons, industrial chemicals that deplete the ozone. (And so it begins.)
Before I got pregnant, I thought I understood how DNA works: parents pass on some combination of their DNA, which codes for various heritable traits, to their children, who pass on some combination to their children, and so on down the neat branching lines of the genealogical tree. What I didnt know was that women can also receive DNA from their children.
On the one hand, its clearly part of Anna Burnss project in Milkman to redescribe the Troubles without using such terms as the Troubles, Britain and Ireland, Protestant and Catholic, RUC and IRA. On the other, the narrators mad, first-principles language, with its abundance of phrases in inverted commas and sudden changes of register, is also used to describe the inner world of a young woman with no idea whom to tell, and no templates for what she might say, when shes stalked and groomed by a powerful older man. The public-political and the personal-political arent easily disentangled, and theres no reason that they should be. But the plot complicates the readers and the narrators sense of the way they interact.
The primary task, I feel, is to create a piece of art that is better than the same amount of silence; I would prefer to sit silently thinking for ten minutes than to listen to certain pieces of music, and therefore feel that it is my duty as a composer to occupy the time of the listener and the musicians with something challenging, engaging and emotionally alluring. I dont want to play them a movie with a clear exposition, obvious climax and poignant conclusion, nor do I want to drop them blind into a bat cave of aggressively perplexing musical jabs. I try to create an environment that suggests motion but that doesnt insist on certain things being felt at certain times. Mapping the pieces route helps me avoid the temptation of the romantic journey or the provocateurs dungeon.
The letters page from London Review of Books Vol. 40 No. 20 (25 October 2018)
To stay under 2 degrees Celsius of warming and thereby stave off the worst effects of climate change, more funding must be allocated to forest-focused global warming mitigation strategies. Thats the takeaway from a new analysis by Global Forest Watch (GFW) this month. The numbers suggest that forests, harnessed effectively, could be a powerful climate mitigation tool, but forests have long been overlooked as a climate change solution, said Nancy Harris, Research Manager for GFW. One consequence of this oversight, according to climate scientists, is that the contributions of deforestation and forest degradation to climate change have received less attention than fossil fuel emissions. Tree cover loss contributes to global carbon emissions because trees naturally capture and sequester atmospheric carbon as they grow. When the trees are consumed by forest fires or cleared and burned to make way for pastureland, carbon that took decades to store is released back into the atmosphere near-instantaneously. According to analysis by Global Forest Watch, tropical forest loss currently accounts for 8 percent of the worlds annual carbon dioxide emissions. In other words, if tropical deforestation were regarded as a country, it would be the third-biggest emitter globally ranking just below the U.S and significantly above the EU. And, according to GFW, forest-related emissions have gone up, not down, since the Paris Agreement. Between 2015 and 2017, forest-related emissions were 63 percent higher than the average for the previous 14 years, rising from 3 billion to 4.9 billion metric tons per year. This increase
Old and busted: Linke demonstrieren gegen Bjrn "Bernd" Hcke.
New hotness: Nazis demonstrieren gegen Bjrn "Bernd" Hcke. Weil er ihnen zu linksgrnversifft ist.
Linke Gruppen sind verunsichert, wie sie mit der Situation in Bornhagen umgehen sollen. Einige frchten, eine Gegendemo gegen den Thgida-Aufmarsch knnte als Solidaritt fr Hcke interpretiert werden.m(
The Human Rights Law Centre welcomed changes recommended by a Parliamentary Committee into proposed national electoral laws, which are a further step towards rolling back proposed legislation that would have stifled vital public advocacy by charities.
"Charities have enormous expertise to contribute, drawn from the work they do, whether its running a homeless shelter, addressing family violence or protecting the environment. When you sideline charities from public discussion, you silence the voices of marginalised people, undermine good law making and harm our democracy," said Hugh de Kretser, Executive Director of the Human Rights Law Centre Executive Director.
In December 2017, the Turnbull Government introduced a badly flawed bill, purportedly to address foreign influence in elections that would have stifled public advocacy by charities and other community groups. There was an outpouring of opposition to the reforms from charities, community groups, business groups, academics and more.
In September 2018, the Government proposed changes to address concerns. The Parliamentary Committee tasked with reviewing those changes released a report on Monday that accepts many of HRLCs recommendations regarding lingering problems with the bill. The worst aspects of the original bill will be avoided if these recommendations are adopted.
However there is still room for improvement. Significant ambiguity in the definition of what counts as election expenditure remains, leaving charities and community groups uncertain as to how to comply. HRLC is also concerned that the Bill seeks to override State electoral laws, which in many cases are more transparent than at Federal level.
The HRLCs submission on the September changes is here.
For interviews and media enquiries please call:
Michelle Bennett, Director of Communications, Human Rights Law Centre, 0419 100 519
Niji already lost her home and her family but life is only
Last week, Japanese fishermen chased Niji, a Rissos dolphin, and her seven family members out of the open ocean. The fishermen confused the dolphins by banging onto the metal hulls of their boats, which creates a wall of sound underwater. The dolphins struggled to escape, but were unsuccessful the fishermen ended up driving them into the notorious killing cove in Taiji, Japan, where their lives changed forever.
Credit: Sea ShepherdFive adult dolphins were brutally slaughtered for their meat in front of each other, while two juveniles were dumped back at sea since they were too young to be killed or trained.
Credit: Sea ShepherdAs for Niji, she was taken into captivity, due to spend several weeks in a sea pen at the Dolphin Base in Taiji and trained to perform for audiences.
Credit: Sea ShepherdBut Niji hasnt been doing very well in her pen shes refusing to eat any of the dead fish and squid offered to her, and the trainers appear to be using intubation equipment, likely...
Flight finishes in Melbourne on 21 October. But it is not the last time Australians will be presented with the lives, names, terrors and dreams of people seeking refuge. People like Aryan and Kabir, like Behrouz, like my family nearly 70 years ago.
I liked the world better when we had man-sized Saladas. Now we can't even handle man-sized Tissues to cry into. Kleenex is rebranding its 'mansize' tissues as 'extra large' after complaints of sexism (CNN)Kleenex is scrapping its range of "Mansize" tissues after 62 years, following complaints that the branding is...
Last Friday, a man walked into the San Antonio Pets Alive!
medical clinic and asked to surrender two skinny, 3-month-old
puppies. Employees directed the man to a local no-kill shelter, and
watched him leave with the dogs but he didnt get very far.
Four hours later, an employee at a nearby meat market opened his stores dumpster only to find the two puppies thrown away like trash. He reported the abandoned dogs directly to the clinic, and the kennel supervisor rushed over.
From the moment she opened the lid, it was clear how grateful the little dogs were to be finally safe.
Credit: San Antonio Pets Alive!They immediately snuggled up to our kennel supervisor and were all tail wags when we offered them food and love, Kylie Brasher, the director of the medical clinic, told The Dodo. They were given baths due to being covered in fleas and we could tell that was a new experience for them they much preferred the food!
Credit: San Antonio Pets Alive!Besides being malnourished, both puppies, who are now named Crockett and Bowie, tested tested positive for ringworm and other parasites. When they first arrived at the clinic, staffers observed Bowie doing his best to protect and care for his brother. Bowie would cover Crockett with his body to keep him warm, as well as sharing everything he had.
They come and they go but I'm still here... pic.twitter.com/OHNcIRtQuv Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) October 18, 2018 As tired and emotional as a newt. Here's some vintage Sir Les now that Albo's got us in the mood. Not for the delicate! We are reminded by Truth Will Out that...
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No fewer than 3,000 beneficiaries of the Federal Governments Social Investment Programme (SIP) have undergone digital skills training, aimed at broadening their skill sets and equip them with expertise to explore opportunities in the nations booming digital economy. Addressing newsmen in Benin City, the Focal Person of Edo State Social Investment Programme, Miss Osayuwamen Aladeshelu, 
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MEMO | October 18, 2018 There have been remarks in Israel recently expressing disappointment at Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salmans performance regarding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This does not stem from his bloody repression of his opponents, but from the fact that this policy has reduced Israels ability to rely on him 
No Free Lunch: Italian city denies subsidized school meals to children of migrants Video RT The mayor of the Italian city of Lodi has ordered all migrant families to provide documents on their financial status including property they own...
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At least 5 people have been killed and two are still missing after devastating flash floods hit parts of Tunisia on October 17 and 18, 2018. Parts of the country recorded more rain in just 24 hours than they usually receive during the entire month of October. The...... Read more
New activity/unrest was reported for 8 volcanoes between October 10 and 16, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Cuicocha, Ecuador | Gamalama, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island...... Read more
Music is about to be re-defined as Pterpan Tribes of Unity makes a bold statement with his new album, Owu-Ite-Love, an eight-tracker that has got the music industry talking in recent times. With tracks like Why I love U, Kwakiri-Na-Dance, Owu- Ite-love, Nwa Aba, Knack-Dbeat, Koro Ama, Kpomo Obe and Sister Ekaete, the songs reflect 
The British American Tobacco (BAT) has been certified as one of the best companies to work for in Africa by the globally-recognised Top Employers Institute at a certification dinner held in South Africa recently. The giant tobacco company got the recognition as a top employer in Nigeria and six other African countries, namely South Africa, 
The Delta State House of Assembly yesterday suspended a member representing Burutu II Constituency in the House, Hon. Kennedy Daubry, for three months. This came barely 24 hours after Governor Ifeanyi Okowa presented a budget proposal of N367,095,083,451.00 for the 2019n fiscal year to the Assembly, which he tagged: A Budget of Sustained Economic Development. 
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed off three filling stations in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State for selling petroleum product at N150 per litre, against the government approved pump price of N145 per litre. DPR Controller of Operations, Bassey Nkanga, who led the team monitoring sale of fuel in the 
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Nigerian rapper, Olamide, seems to be raising a new army for his YBNL imprint as he yet again signs another artiste under 24 hours. Less than a day after he announced the signing viral internet rap sensation Picazo_Rhap the YBNL boss has signed another artiste named Yomiblaze_ Ika. Yomi Blaze, an upcoming street hop artiste, 
The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, has stressed the importance of restructuring to national development, saying the choice of a Presidential candidate to support ahead of the 2019 general election would be determined by the candidates belief in restructuring and the will to make it a reality. Adams, who spoke at his 
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No fewer than fifteen prospective coaches were put through the rudiments of wheelchair tennis coaching as the 2018 national ranking tournament began Wednesday at the National Stadium, Lagos. The participants included eight players who are at the twilights of their careers and are set to make a transition into coaching. Among the wheelchair tennis players 
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Africa will earn 10 places in the next years FIVB Age Group World Championships following the results of the African competitions this year. In the Boys U-19 World Championship, Tunisia will be the hosts and will be joined by Nigeria the African champions and Egypt the runner up. In the Girls U-18 World Championship Egypt 
Last year, 2Babas Annual Buckwyld n Breathless concert which held in Lagos was described as an unforgettable experience by the attendees. But this year, 2baba has boasted that the last show was a childs play compared to what he and his team are lining up for this years edition. And Yes! We take him for 
As early voting has begun across America and seen record turnouts, the big question is: Will people voting for Democrats surmount the obstacles that the GOP has built in red-run states to achieve winning popular vote majorities?
Those obstacles began with extreme gerrymanders in 2011 for state legislative and U.S. House districts. They continued with newly crafted red super-majorities passing strict voter ID laws. And now, in the finale to 2018s midterms, a new tactic is emerging that can be described as data suppression.
In short, in a handful of red-run states with change-making races, voter information that would normally add people to registration rolls is not being readily processed. That scenario creates a likely prospect of Election Day ambushes, starting with surprised people whose names are not in poll books, and then rippling outward as they fill out provisional ballots while others are delayed in line.
Versions of this voter data suppression gambit can be found in Arizona, Missouri and Georgia. These states have tight federal racesand in Georgia, one of the most-watched gubernatorial contests. In all of these red-run states, registration information affecting enough voters to possibly swing outcomes has become stuck in opaque bureaucratic pipelines.
Lets look at these states and two others where voter information-driven tactics have surfacedNorth Carolina and North Dakota.
The state has 3.6 million voters, with 150,000 more registered Republicans than Democrats, according to the latest figures. It has competitive House races and a tight Senate race, where the polling average from RealClearPolitics.com places Democrat Kyrsten Sinema 0.3 percent ahead of Republican Martha McSally. If half of Arizonas registered voters end up casting a ballot in Novembera reasonable estimate in whats forecast to be a record yearthat means every 18,000 votes are 1 percent of the popular vote. That scenario translates into about a 5,400-vote lead by Sinema.
Whats Arizonas data suppression ploy? Its motor vehicle agency is not forwarding change of addresses for...
Is Netflix being run by the United States Congress? by Simon Black Sovereign Man Shares of Netflix soared today on news the company lost a record $859 million in cash in the third quarter. Why are investors applauding this...
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Canonical managed to announced on the same-day as the Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" debut their goal for this cycle of opening up their software/hardware survey results that began with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS desktop installations. Those initial results are now available but the available data and analytic capabilities are rather underwhelming...
Scott Creighton wrote this post. It's excellent!
I urge you to read every bit of it.
"Back in April of this year, a journalist in Gaza wearing a vest marked "PRESS" was deliberately shot and killed by IDF snipers. That brings the total number killed to 18 since the start of the Second Intifada. No one of consequence called for regime change in Israel.
As of July this year, there had already been six journalists killed in Mexico by drug cartels linked to Mexico's corrupt government and our own intelligence services. The last one beaten to death in a horrific murder. Last year the number of journalists murdered set a new record for the country at 42. As far as I know, the MSM and Lindsey Graham have yet to call for sanctions and regime change.
In Columbia there have been two murdered for covering things the rulers didn't want covered. But we like Columbia's neoliberal government so for now, not a peep about changing it.
What makes the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi so different? This is a question a few writers and researchers have been asking themselves and a couple of us have come to some honest, sensible, business-oriented answers... since of course the U.S. and her allies are all about Bu...
Australia hands over about half a billion dollars in foreign aid to Indonesia every year. Exactly why isnt apparent: Indonesia is one of the highest-GDP nations on earth, only slightly behind Australia. Meanwhile, in return for our generosity, Australians get the privilege of having to constantly dance around the hypersensitivities of yet another glass-jawed Muslim  The post Beggars demand to be choosers: Indonesia furious with Australia appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
In April, the Congressional Progressive Caucus announced that it was going to be drawing a line: Its political action committee would no longer accept corporate campaign donations.
If we are going to end the influence of corporations and special interests in government, we have to start by not relying on their support, said caucus co-chair Mark Pocan (D-WI). Only by being fully independent of their financial influence can we prioritize people over corporations.
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The upper atmosphere of Venus, with similar pressure, density, gravity, and radiation protection to that of the surface of the earth, is relatively benign at 50 km. A lighter-than-air vehicle could carry either a host of instruments and probes, or a habitat and ascent vehicle for a crew of two astronauts to explore Venus for up to a month. Such a mission would require less time to complete than a crewed Mars mission.
A recent internal NASA study of a High Altitude Venus Operational Concept (HAVOC) led to the development of an evolutionary program for the exploration of Venus, with focus on the mission architecture and vehicle concept for a 30 day crewed mission into Venus's atmosphere.
Key technical challenges for the mission include performing the aerocapture maneuvers at Venus and Earth, inserting and inflating the airship at Venus, and protecting the solar panels and structure from the sulfuric acid in the atmosphere. With advances in technology and further refinement of the concept, missions to the Venusian atmosphere can expand humanity's future in space.
What is needed?
The first proof of concept identified candidate materials and evaluated them, finding FEP-Teflon (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene-Teflon) to maintain 90 percent transmittance to relevant spectra even after 30 days of immersion in concentrated sulfuric acid. The second proof of concept developed and verified a packaging algorithm for the airship envelope to inform the entry, descent, and inflation analysis.
Also at The Conversation.
Previously: Cloud Cities on Venus?
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Tonight President Trump is in Missoula, Montana for a campaign rally to benefit republican Matt Rosendale in his bid to unseat Democratic Senator Jon Tester in the upcoming midterm election. Anticipated start time for POTUS is 8:30pm EST with rally Continue reading
This week, the Herald published an article by industry observer Tony Baldwin, which argued in some depth that Fonterra has been a failed experiment. What follows is a response from Fonterra CEO Miles Hurrell to that article.
I took the job of CEO of Fonterra because I believe in the Co-ops potential and the positive difference it makes to New Zealand and consumers around the world.
Its clear the challenge is big and we dont always get everything right. Ive been open about that with our farmers, unit holders, employees and the New Zealand public.
Now our focus has shifted to rolling up our sleeves and getting on with the job. We are well underway with our business review, which will deliver a balanced portfolio of high-performing investments, aligned to strategy and delivering returns across the short, medium and longer term. . .
Hands-on hard yards training Hamish MacLean:
Colderidge Downs, in the Rakaia Gorge, looks like paradise, but the Coleridge Down Training Farm is home to hands-on hard-yards-style training for youth with a passion for agriculture and the outdoors.
Covering extensive hill country to intensive irrigated pastoral land, the group of central Canterbury farms cover about 10,000ha, run 42,000 stock units, and take on three cadets a year to ultimately gain level 3 and 4 qualifications through primary ITO in a two-year course.
Lachie Mee (18) finished at Waitaki Boys High
School as a year 12 pupil last year and started at Coleridge Downs
in January along with two other first-year cadets.
And when he started, he quickly learned he had entered the workforce. . .
A Victory for Free Speech By Andrew P. Napolitano Lew Rockwell The litigation brought by Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump has had its day of reckoning. The adult-film star who sued the president for defamation not only lost a portion...
Former FBI chief legal counsel James Baker appeared before a joint committee in congress today for his second round of questioning about the DOJ and FBI activity during the 2016 presidential election. Nellie Ohr is scheduled to appear tomorrow. Previously Continue reading
Is there nothing they dont twist? Via Washington Times: Actress Kristen Bell, who played the voice of Anna in Disneys Frozen, argued there are plots points in the 1930s classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that could be problematic for young children. Mrs. Bell, who has two young daughters with her husband, actor Dax 
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrovs interview with Euronews, Moscow, October 16, 2018 Question: The issue of Russias financial contribution to the Council of Europe has long been on the agenda
Part 52: Australias irrelevant holocaust Ive called the cops:- the choice is arrest me for criminal defamation or investigate the Federal Parliament for genocidal crimes against humanity. "IndyWatch Feed National"
NOTE: At the time of uploading this blog, the letter to Commissioner Stevens has not been posted. That will happen by 3.00PM local time today.
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Days after the Proud Boys, having just attended a Republican event in Manhattan, savagely beat several individuals on the street while police stood by and then later arrested antifascists, posters and stickers against the Proud Boys began to appear.
The posters, addressed to the wider public, talked about the recent attack, and detailed the Proud Boys links to the neo-Nazi Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville and Alt-Right and white nationalist groups.
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For reasons known only to herself, New Zealand Firsts Tracey Martin still has an axe to grind with charter schools. All New Zealand charter schools have lost their battle to remain charter schools and have been railroaded by the coalition government into becoming state schools. She won, they lost so why is she still displaying  The post Tracey Martin on the warpath appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
With AI and robotics, in general, getting more and more advanced the number of available jobs in this world will not be rising anytime soon. One Oxford study actually estimates that around 47% of all jobs could be automated within the next 20 years or so.
While so far most of the jobs being affected are those of the manufacturing variety, other areas will also see an impact as time passes. With things like self-driving cars and so much more coming forth in the world the need for a human workforce is dying. As time goes by these numbers will dwindle.
While computerization has been historically confined to routine tasks involving explicit rule-based activities (Autor, et al., 2003; Goos, et al., 2009; Autor and Dorn, 2013), algorithms for big data are now rapidly entering domains reliant upon pattern recognition and can readily substitute for labor in a wide range of non-routine cognitive tasks (Brynjolfsson and McAfee, 2011; MGI, 2013). In addition, advanced robots are gaining enhanced senses and dexterity, allowing them to perform a broader scope of manual tasks (IFR, 2012b; Robotics-VO, 2013; MGI, 2013). This is likely to change the nature of work across industries and occupations.
In this paper, we ask the question: how susceptible are current jobs to these technological developments? To assess this, we implement a novel methodology to estimate the probability of computerization for 702 detailed occupations. Based on these estimates, we examine expected impacts of future computerization on labor market outcomes, with the primary objective of analyzing the number of jobs at risk and the relationship between an occupations probability of computerization, wages, and educational attainment.
We distinguish between high, medium and low-risk occupations, depending on their probability of computerization. We make no attempt to estimate the number of jobs that will actually be automated, and focus on potential job automatability over some unspecified number of years. According to our estimates around 47 percent of total US employment is in the high-risk category. We refer to these as jobs at risk i.e. jobs we expect could be automated relatively soon, perhaps over the next decade or two.
Our model predicts that most workers in transportation and logistics occupations, together with the bulk of office and administrative support workers, and labor in production occupations, are at risk. These findings are consistent with recent technological developments documen...
The full moon coming up on October 24th is going to mean something different for all of us. While some of us will be finding love others will be going through hell.
Below I am going to go over what you should expect from this full moon in Taurus. While it is going to bring about a lot of change most of those changes are quite unexpected. The unknown can be far scarier than we tend to realize.
This full moon is going to have you quick to anger and that might be a really bad thing. You will be both excited about what is to come and confused. You will really be picking apart your relationships in the coming weeks.
This full moon will have you working hard to find balance and bring back the excitement within your current romantic situation. You are going to be focusing on the things you normally would not and really paying attention to the small stuff. This moon will work wonders in the world of love for you.
This full moon isnt going to do much for you. You already have too much on your plate to really make room for more energy. Chances are it will annoy you more than anything. This full moon might slow you down a bit but it wont throw you off your game. If you want to take a moment to relax it would be a perfect time.
This full moon might be more than enough to blind you for a little while. It will push you towards something you think is going to change everything for you. Try not to become too caught up in this, it might not turn out in the way you expect it to.
This full moon will have you feeling very out of place. While you normally spend your time having others obsess over you, it is the opposite right now. Someone has caught your eye and are proving to be much more complicated than you thought they would be to get close to. Now is your chance.
This full moon will give you motivation but it wont do much more than that. You might find yourself a bit more eager to learn and open to travel but those things are small when compared to some. That being said, perhaps it is a good thing you still get to chill out for a bit, youve been very stressed lately.
This full moon will offer you something you cannot turn away from. During this time listen to your higher self and allow your energies to strengthen. Using this time to recharge will be much wiser than you could have ever thought it would be in the months to come.
This full moon is a chance for you to reset your soul. While you will want to spend your time obsessing over ot...
GUATEMALA CITY As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them a nearly unthinkable move that would disrupt hundreds of thousands of legal freight, vehicle and pedestrian crossings each day.
With less than three weeks before the Nov. 6 midterm elections, Trump seized on the migrant caravan to make border security a political issue and energize his Republican base.
I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER! Trump tweeted, adding that he blamed Democrats for what he called weak laws!
The threat followed another one earlier this week to cut off aid to Central American countries if the migrants werent stopped. Trump made a similar vow over another large migrant caravan in April, but didnt follow through and it largely petered out in Mexico.
On Thursday, Mexico dispatched additional police to its southern border after the Casa del Migrante shelter on the Guatemalan side of the border reported that hundreds of Hondurans had already arrived there.
Mexican officials said the Hondurans would not be allowed to enter as a group and would either have to show a passport and visa something few have or apply individually for refugee status, a process that can mean waiting for up to 90 days for approval. They also said migrants caught without papers would be deported.
Marcelo Ebrard, who is set to become foreign relations secretary when President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office Dec. 1, said Trumps tweets need to be understood in the context of the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.
The electoral process is very near, so he is making a political calculation, Ebrard said in an interview with Radio Centro.
Trumps stance, he said, was what he has always presented, adding he saw nothing surprising in it.
Still, the idea that Mexico could close its porous southern border or that the United States would choke off the lucrative trade and other traffic between the two nations strained the imagination.
There would be huge economic impacts for both the United States and Mexico but limited effect on illegal immigration, said Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute.
The president certainly can slow down crossing at legal border crossings where about a million people cross each day. That would really hurt legal transit between the two countries and manufacturing and trade, which would affect American workers, Selee said. But it would have much less impact on illegal border crossings...
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Pomegranate juice has DRAMATIC effects in slowing the development of prostate cancer by: Isabelle Z. Natural News If you are one of the 2.9 million men in the U.S. with prostate cancer, you might feel powerless about your situation. As the...
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House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte announced Thursday that Rosenstein will appear on Capitol Hill October 24th for a closed-door, transcribed interview.
The interview will be under oath.
Unfortunately only the House Judiciary and Oversight Chairs and ranking members will be present for the grilling.
Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan will not be interviewing Rosenstein next week which is a huge let down because they have been aggressively pushing back on Rosensteins corruption.
Washington, D.C. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) announced Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will appear on October 24, 2018, for a transcribed interview conducted by Chairmen Bob Goodlatte and Trey Gowdy and Ranking Members Jerry Nadler and Elijah Cummings.
A court reporter will be present to record all questions asked and answers provided. The interview will be under oath. The transcript will then be reviewed by the Intelligence Community to avoid the public dissemination of classified or otherwise protected information. Once cleared, the transcript will be publicly available.
The interview will be conducted in a secure setting so all relevant questions can be asked and answered without regard to classification. Present for the interview will be the two chairmen, the two ranking members, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and a court reporter.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was a no-show for last Thursdays Congressional hearing and he is refusing to turn over McCabes memos, which are under subpoena.
GOP lawmakers want to ask Rod Rosenstein about his plot to wear a wire and oust Trump from office.
Former FBI lawyer James Baker appeared on Capitol Hill earlier Thursday for the second time to testify about Rosensteins plan to wear a wire and and the use of FISA warrants to oust President Trump from office....
For those who know the stages of hurricane recovery, specifically in the deep southeast and Florida region, there is no needed explanation for the importance of this video and the subsequent joy. . For those who dont know this convoy Continue reading
Currently used by the military on powerful missile launchers and state-of-the-art fighter jets, the unusual transparent armor also has wide-ranging potential to protect troops on the battlefield.
Sapphire gems have long been sought after for their stunning blue beauty, but synthetic sapphires are prized for combat applications. The sapphire is harvested synthetically, producing pure sapphires that are transparent like glass instead of the iconic blue.
The dandelion is to gardeners a common, pesky weed. But its seeds have a unique approach to flight that physicists have never seen before and could inform design.
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday it certainly looks as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened very severe consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response to a disappearance that has sparked global outrage.
Before Trump spoke, the administration announced that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had pulled out of a major upcoming Saudi investment conference and a U.S. official said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had warned the Saudi crown prince that his credibility as a future leader is at stake.
Pompeo said the Saudis should be given a few more days to finish and make public a credible investigation before the U.S. decides how or if to respond. Trumps comments, however, signaled an urgency in completing the probe into the disappearance of the journalist, last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
The messaging underscored the administrations concern about the effect the case could have on relations with a close and valuable strategic partner. Increasingly upset U.S. lawmakers are condemning the Saudis and questioning the seriousness with which Trump and his top aides are taking the matter, while Trump has emphasized the billions of dollars in weapons the Saudis purchase from the United States.
Turkish reports say Khashoggi, who had written columns critical of the Saudi government for The Washington Post over the past year while he lived in self-imposed exile in the U.S., was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul by members of an assassination squad with ties to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Saudis have dismissed those reports as baseless but have yet to explain what happened to the writer.
Trump, who has insisted that more facts must be known before making assumptions, did not say on what he based his latest statement about the writers likely demise.
Asked if Khashoggi was dead, he said, It certainly looks that way. Very sad.
Asked what consequence Saudi leaders would face if they are found to be responsible, he replied: It will have to be very severe. Its bad, bad stuff. But well see what happens.
Vice President Mike Pence said earlier in Colorado that the world deserves answers about what happened to Khashoggi, and those who are responsible need to be held to account.
In Istanbul, a leaked surveillance photo showed a man who has been a member of the crown princes entourage during trips abroad walking into the Saudi Consulate just before Khashoggi vanished there timing that drew the kingdoms heir-apparent closer to the columnists apparent demise.
Turkish officials say Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb flew in...
We all know the drill when buying a digital oscilloscope: buy the most hackable model. Some choose to void the warranty right away and access features for which the manufacturer has kindly provided all the hardware and software but has disabled through licensing. Few of us choose to tap into the underlying embedded OS, though, which seems a shame.
When [Jason Gin]s scope started giving him hints about its true nature, he decided to find a way in. The result? An oscilloscope with a Windows desktop that plays Doom. The instrument is a Keysight DSOX1102G which [Jason] won during the companys Scope Month giveaway. Relatively rare system crashes showed the familiar UI trappings of Windows CE.
Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: This one is sunset at Glenelg beach in Adelaide. NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to be exotic locations. They can be the view from your kitchen window or bedroom window or  The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
You knew in a choice of Democrat and power vs. people of color, they would side with the Democrat. Via Newsbusters: Desperate to defend Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warrens disastrous political stunt of taking a DNA test to try to prove Native American heritage, late Thursday morning, MSNBC Political Analyst and SiriusXM Director of Progressive Programming 
This Week With Batchelor and Cohen Podcast TFMetals Report After taking last week off, John and Steve returned last evening with an interesting history lesson of Cold War espionage mixed in with a discussion of current events. As always,...
Yesterday, we learned that the National Party was
arseholes all the way down. They'd known about bullying and
sexual harassment by Jami-Lee Ross for years, and their response
had been to sit on it, cover it up, and ultimately try and use it
as leverage in their internal political squabbles rather than doing
the decent thing and getting an arsehole harasser out of their
party. And yesterday afternoon, we learned they'd gone further,
explicitly gagging Ross' victims to keep them silent. Its a
story we've seen time and again from overseas, where gag orders are
used to silence victims and allow their abusers to keep on
victimising. But we've also seen the solution: ban them. California
prohibits confidentiality clauses in civil settlements for sexual
assault. And just a few months ago, they went further,
banning them in sexual harassment cases. Settlements can be
used to protect victims, but never to silence them.
Isn't it time New Zealand, as a progressive country, followed suit?
The College Republicans chapter at Portland State University was planning to have radio personality Lars Larson broadcast live from campus this Monday, Oct. 22nd, as part of one of the student groups events to support the 2nd Amendment.
That is until university officials were alerted that Lars could possibly maybe might be carrying a lawfully concealed handgun onto campus. The TRIGGERED university officials have jumped into action to shut down the event.
Cythia J. Starke, part of the paper shuffling gaggle of general counsel attorneys for the univeristy, has now issued an ultimatum to both Lars and the student group. Other university officials are threatening to not only cancel the event, but to defund the student group and possibly even expel students if they dont cancel the event.
Theres just one problem for Ms. Starke. There is no state law that prohibits a lawful Concealed Handgun License holder from carrying on public school grounds.
The reason our event was cancelled.
Very pertinent comments by Michael Reddell which deserve wide consideration
What to take from Jami-Lee Rosss tape of his conversation with his (then) boss? Im not interested in Bridgess vulgar and insulting talk about his own MPs (although being, like him, a child of a Baptist manse, I can only surmise that he wasnt raised to use that sort of language) or even that interested in the minutiae of whether and how donations are recorded and disclosed, including to the party hierarchy itself (significant as those issues probably are generally).
As compared to the situation a few days ago, we know that there was a $100000 donation to the National Party, initiated apparently (whatever final form the lesser components took) by Auckland businessman Yikun Zhang who (despite apparently coming here as a poor former PLA soldier 18 years ago) doesnt speak English. The first person I asked the other day about Yikun Zhang responded along the lines of bad
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When the Valve Turners were acquitted, ex-NASA scientist James Hansen lost his chance to talk about climate change in court. He published his testimony anyway.
The way they do it is they give them a lower personal score, which is subjective, in order to take down their other scores. Via Fox News: Harvard Universitys dean of admissions has testified the Ivy League school applies different SAT score standards to prospective students based on factors such as race, but insisted the 
RNZ Mediawatch had a lengthy segment on the issues and dangers facing investigative journalists in to days world. It is worth listening to. The website article has useful links as well.
This past week, the grisly killing of a TV reporter overseas Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova and the alarming disappearance of another journalist Saudi Arabian Jamal Khashoggi offered further evidence that investigative journalism this days is a risky business.
If no-one gives a shit, youve failed. Before heading home to Sweden after six months off in Gisborne, award-winning investigative TV reporter Joachim Dyfvermark told local reporters theyre up against the likes of Netflix, HBO and YouTube.
NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM 101818 Video Dr Joseph P Farrell Giza Death Star The Nefarium has been busy in Josephs absence: the CSU was handed its walking papers in the Bavarian state elections in Germany, the...
Over half the respondents in the recent Whaleoil poll said that they thought taping a conversation was worse than either covering up a crime or being complicit in it. This is a staggering result which begs the question, have over half of us lost our moral compass? Or are we so swayed by political bias  The post Its okay to cover up or be complicit in a criminal act appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
Ross was, based on my memory of meeting him, a somewhat shifty person.
Is Jami-Lee Ross mentally ill, just behaving really badly, or both?
Amateur diagnosticians are using terms like manic depression, bipolar and narcissism to describe his behaviour.
Former colleague, Mark Mitchell, who is in a better position to know spoke to Mike Hosking yesterday about mental illness and said: He has to take responsibility for his actions, but he must look after himself first.
That was before the release of the tape that didnt appear to be the smoking gun Ross said it would be, but did needlessly insult other people, all of whom responded with dignity.
Maureen Pugh tweeted:
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Early October 19th, a crew of indigenous and non-indigenous comrades under the direction of Ojibwe elders built more waganogans on the Line 3 pipeline route, somewhere in northern Minnesota.
These are always intended as positive places to gather in prayer, feast and wage positive resistance against racist resource extraction, while simultaneously practicing ancient cultural traditions, that existed both BEFORE and after treaties were signed, but are also now supposed to be legally protected by treaties for indigenous peoples of those treaty territories.
Please help our resistance by solidarity actions wherever you are!
We arent just fighting a black snake we are fighting cultural genocide!
We arent just fighting for one piece of land, we are fighting for the reclamation of all indigenous peoples lands and the future of mother earth!
In a rational economic sense if you believe in climate change there are valid reasons for upping petrol taxes. However,reality is different, in real life people are affected not economic constructs. Something many of our so called leaders of all ilks signally fail to recognise.
The petrol tank was around a quarter full when I stopped for more fuel.
It cost more than $100.
As I paid I said to the woman serving me, Im pleased this doesnt mean I cant buy the groceries, it must be hard for a lot of people.
She agreed, said her children were on the minimum wage and one sometimes had to toss up between fuel for the car to get to work and food for her family.
That is now the reality for too many people.
The government can cast blame on fuel companies but it has to take some responsibility.
The extra taxes it has already introduced and the additional tax in the pipeline makes the governments share of the price we pay at the pump too big a proportion of the total cost.
Just like tobacco tax, the extra fuel tax (and GST on top of
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Can stablecoins live up to their name?
This week we saw the same dreary scenario played out again. The
big tax cuts for business and the wealthy were passed on the claim
that this would result in both groups investing more in business,
which would result in huge growth in employment and wages, thus
increasing tax revenues that would offset the cost of the cuts and
thus make it budget neutral
Of course this was bogus from the get-go and everyone knew it. What actually happened was what has happened before. The business beneficiaries of the tax cuts used it to buy back stock and pay increased dividends which enriched the wealthy even more, and the individual beneficiaries took the money and ran, either to their tax shelters or to their yacht dealers. As a result, the deficit ballooned to $779 billion.
The next step was also drearily predictable. Donald Trump asked all the agencies of government to cut spending by 5% while exempting the military. His budget director also blames the deficits on spending on earned benefits like Social Security and Medicare though neither was responsible for the ballooning deficits.
So now money is going to be taken away fro pretty much everyone other than the wealthy to pay for a ballooning deficit that was caused by giving away money to the wealthy.
Thats trickle down economics, folks!
Michael Schein: How did you end up working at the forefront of biology and technology?
Andrew Hessel: I have the strangest career ever. I originally got into the life sciences simply because all the other areas of technology just werent that interesting to me. Most technology falls apart and ends up in the junkyard. Cars rust. Even buildings can burn down. But biotech is different because even though organisms die, DNA gets passes on. Unfortunately, as I quickly learned, most scientists make really crappy money. So I thought: Let me find a way to pursue what Im interested in but in a way that lets me make a good living. With that in mind, Ive detoured into a medley of different technology companies. Eventually I made my way to work thats at the intersection of biological research and computers. Thats how I ended up doing what I do now.
Schein: Tell us about the specific kind of biotech that takes up most of your headspace these days.
"When government does, occasionally, work, it works in an elitist fashion. That is, government is most easily manipulated by people who have money and power already. This is why government benefits usually go to people who dont need benefits from government. Government may make some environmental improvements, but these will be improvements for rich bird-watchers. And no one in government will remember that when poor people go bird-watching they do it at Kentucky Fried Chicken."
~ P.J. ORourke
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Researchers at the University of Oregon found that in dark rooms 12% of bacteria on average were alive and able to reproduce (viable). In comparison only 6.8% of bacteria exposed to daylight and 6.1% of bacteria exposed to UV light were viable.
[...] Dust kept in the dark contained organisms closely related to species associated with respiratory diseases, which were largely absent in dust exposed to daylight.
The authors found that a smaller proportion of human skin-derived bacteria and a larger proportion of outdoor air-derived bacteria lived in dust exposed to light that in than in dust not exposed to light. This may suggest that daylight causes the microbiome of indoor dust to more strongly resemble bacterial communities found outdoors.
[...] The authors caution that the miniature room environments used in the study were exposed to only a relatively narrow range of light dosages. Although the researchers selected light dosages similar to those found in most buildings, there are many architectural and geographical features that produce lower or higher dosages of light that may need additional study.
Daylight exposure modulates bacterial communities associated with household dust. Microbiome, 2018; 6 (1) DOI: 10.1186/s40168-018-0559-4
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In 2016 and 2017, media companies were convinced video content was the wave of the future. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told BuzzFeed News, Were entering this new golden age of video. Facebooks vice president for Europe, Nicola Mendelsohn, concurred, telling a panel at a Fortune conference in 2016: Were seeing a massive increase, as Ive said, on both pictures and video. So I think, yeah, if I was having a bet, I would say: Video, video, video.
Companies acted accordingly. Barely two years after hiring multiple writers and editors to focus on long-form written content, MTV News laid off many of those much-heralded staffers, saying that while it was proud of its long-form content, the company was shifting resources into short-form video content more in line with young peoples media consumption habits. Outlets like Mic.com and others followed, hoping that video content was a magic bullet for lifting flagging page views and revenue.
A new lawsuit filed this week by a group of advertisers in California, however, claims that Facebook knew for years that its data on video was faulty, and, as Laura Hazard Owen reports in NiemanLab, [the lawsuit] argues that Facebook had known about the discrepancy for at least a yearand behaved fraudulently by failing to disclose it.
Owen reports that the signs were there even before the layoffs, and quotes a Wall Street Journal piece from 2016 that said Facebook vastly overestimated average viewing time for video ads on its platform for two years by as much as 60 to 80 percent.
Facebook, Owen notes, apologized in a blog post: As soon as we discovered the discrepancy, we fixed it.
Owen read the lawsuit to attempt to determine whether people working in news organizations were fired based on faulty data provided by a giant platform that publishers believed they could trust.
She writes that [t]he lawsuit alleges that Facebook engineers knew for over a year that the companys metrics were overstating the average time its users spent watching paid video advertisements, and that multiple advertisers had reported aberrant results caused by the miscalculation (such as 100% watch times for their video ads.
The suit alleges, Owens goes on to explain, that there was a long lag between the time that the engineers realized the metrics were faulty and the time tha...
A world-first submarine expedition, involving billionaire Richard Branson, will explore the darkest depths of Belizes Blue Hole, using military-grade sonar to map the sinkholes vast...
This civil society statement was delivered to the UN General Assembly's First Committee on October 17th 2018.
NOURIEL ROUBINI PREDICTS A CRISIS BY 2020 : WHAT TO MAKE OF IT? BY PHILIPPE HERLIN Gold Broker In a recently published article, Nouriel Roubini, one of the most trusted economists on the planet, predicts: By 2020, the conditions will be ripe...
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A recent ReachTel poll commissioned by Greenpeace Australia found that for the voters of Wentworth former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbulls old seat tackling climate change was their number one priority. With the Wentworth by-election to be staged on Saturday, Liam McLoughlin thought it timely to help the good voters of the eastern suburbs focus their minds on the Liberal Partys action on climate change over the last five years. Its a long list actually, its a long Shitlist.
Tony Abbott eats an onion. Just because.
By Gilad Atzmon | October 18, 2018 The mainstream media reported today that Twitter suspended hundreds of accounts after users on the pro-Trump Reddit forum r/The_Donald coordinated efforts to use Twitter to set up Non-Player Character (NPC) profiles mocking liberals. The artistic campaign was born out of their characterisation of liberals as uncritical characters 
IBM researchers provide mathematical proof to Shors Algorithm.
Unhinged: Nancy Pelosi endorses "collateral damage" against Americans who dont share her views. https://t.co/eEiHXsztl3 pic.twitter.com/KyIwq6ljt9 RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 18, 2018 With a little pass of her claw and a shrug of her shoulders, oh well, too bad for them.
Cold War is a twenty-four episode television documentary series about the Cold War that aired in 1998. It features interviews and footage of the events that shaped the tense relationships between the Soviet Union and the United States.
The series was produced by Pat Mitchell and Jeremy Isaacs, who had earlier in 1973 produced the World War II documentary series The World at War in a similar style. Ted Turner funded the series as a joint production between the Turner Broadcasting System and the BBC, and was first broadcast on CNN in the United States and BBC Two in the United Kingdom. Writers included Hella Pick, Jeremy Isaacs, Lawrence Freedman, Neal Ascherson, Hugh OShaughnessy and Germaine Greer. Kenneth Branagh was the narrator, and Carl Davis (who also collaborated with Isaacs with The World at War) composed the theme music. Each episode would feature historical footage and interviews from both significant figures and others who had witnessed particular events.
The series excluded several Cold War issues and topics, including the Communist takeovers of South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in 1975, the subsequent unification of Vietnam and Vietnamese refugee crisis, the failed Communist revolution in Indonesia in 1965, China after Maos passing, from the trial of the Gang of Four to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, Bulgaria, Albania, and more details on the Dominican crisis of 1965.
Selective outrage from the left is hypocritical.
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We could propel tiny spacecraft to nearby stars at about 20 percent the speed of light
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Company has almost 10,000 trucks on the road.
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Many people have requested analyses of games over the years, but for a long time I didnt see the proper venue for doing that, as videos take a long time to produce. Now that streaming is popular, the process is much easier. Since we are in a time of censorship, I also want to branch out to have more options to live stream and Twitch works very well.
In this long chat we cover a lot of ground, mainly focusing on theology and esoteric elements of the game and in general, as well as laid back jokes and commentary. The conversation contains adult themes and topics. This also does not mean I am transitioning into a gamer, its merely a side venue for reaching a new audience and having a backup. Many enjoy this kind of format, too, and video games have long been ripe for esoteric analysis. If you want to join me, follow my Twitch Channel and look for notifications of going live.
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October 19th, 2018 By Mateo Sol Guest writer for Wake Up World There is one great pitfall that we are all at risk of experiencing on our journey of self-transformation through life. This pitfall is essentially our tendency to ignore the entirety of what it means to be a human being. In other words, it can be very easy for 
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Gold Would Not Enjoy That FOMC Is Going More Restrictive by ARKADIUSZ SIERO, PHD Sunshine Profits Policy would need to become modestly restrictive for a time. This is the key quote from the recent FOMC minutes. This is not...
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President Trump talks briefly with the media as he departs for a rally in Missoula, Montana.
Because it's funny, effective and mostly true.
A veteran reporter who has covered many Trump rallies said of the scene, My jaw dropped at the long, long lines of people and cars. (Update at end from another reporter on scene: Cars abandoned on side of the road four deep, people walking miles to get to rally.)
Thousands of supporters lined up in the cold in Missoula, Montana, before dawn Thursday morning for a campaign rally by President Donald Trump set to start at 6:30 p.m. MDT. Photos and video taken throughout the day show long lines of bundled up supporters. In the afternoon long lines of cars could be seen backed up trying to get to the off-site parking lots for the rally being held at the Minuteman Aviation hangar at Missoula International Airport. Rally attendees are being bused from the parking lots to the hangar.
Trump is expected to speak with the mountains and Air Force One lending a cinematic backdrop for the rally in support of Republican candidate Matt Rosendale, who is running against incumbent Democrat Senator Jon Tester. Rosendale was elected the state Auditor in 2016 after previous elections to the state House and Senate.
Darren Winberg (@darrenNBCMT) October 18, 2018
An estimated 6,000 to 8,000 were expected at the rally, but that appears to be a huge underestimate. One relatively late arrival filmed the line of people and cars Thursday afternoon.
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Ohio state prison officials denied an appeal by Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan against the one-year restriction placed on his phone and email use after he spoke publicly in support of the 2018 prison strike.
The restrictionsand the case that led to themare yet another example of the lengths prison officials will go to police the political speech of prisoners and punish those who express support for protest, particularly the prison strike movement.
Shadowproof repeatedly requested phone transcripts the prisons administrative disciplinary body cited as evidence that Hasan was fomenting a riot. Ohio prison officials categorically refused to provide them, even in redacted form, citing exemptions in state open records laws.
Hasan is prohibited from making phone calls or using email until August 13, 2019, unless the warden intervenes.
He is currently on death row in connection with the 1993 rebellion known as the Lucasville Uprising, which began as a protest by Muslim prisoners against an attempted forced medical procedure by prison officials that violated their religious beliefs. As such, he is already subject to significant isolation. By forbidding him from using phone and emailhis two primary connections to the outside worldthat isolation will intensify.
Hasan denied the charges against him, rebutting them and criticizing the disciplinary process in an appeal filed August 22. He maintained the restrictions will not deter him from speaking out for human rights for incarcerated people and exercising his right to speech and protest.
On September 27, his appeal was denied with little-to-no explanation.
Shadowproof previously reported on the retaliation Hasan faced for speaking in support of the national prison strike. Ever since, New details from the hearing, including new allegations against him, have emerged.
Hasans case was heard by what is known as a Serious Misconduct Panel (SMP), an administrative disciplinary body. It is supposed to be more rigorous than the the prisons Rules Infraction Board, which has handled his conduct reports in the past.
The SMP is authorized to rule on misconduct that qualifies a prisoner for a more restrictive housing placement. As a result of the proceedings, Hasan was moved to one such housing unit.
The way the process unfolded led Hasans supporters to characterize the SMP as a kangaroo court.
Hasan was accused by the SMP of violating five rules for prisoner conduct, which included rioting or encouraging a riot, engaging in or encouraging a protest or work stoppage, conducting business ope...
HO CHI MINH CITY In a surprise move, the Vietnamese government released Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, the environmental blogger known as Mother Mushroom, from prison on Wednesday. Quynh, 39, was subsequently flown to Houston, along with her mother and two children. Quynh was arrested on October 10, 2016, and on June 29, 2017 she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for conducting propaganda against the state. It remains unclear why Quynh was released, though Secretary of Defense James Mattis was visiting Ho Chi Minh City at the time, leading to speculation that this was a goodwill gesture by the Vietnamese government. The State Department has yet to comment on the matter. According to AFP, upon arrival in Texas, Quynh said: I will continue to raise my voice until there is human rights in Vietnam, real human rights. She gained international attention following a 2016 disaster in which the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation discharged huge amounts of chemicals from an under-construction steel plant on the north-central coast. Fish stocks were decimated throughout four provinces, wiping out the livelihoods of numerous fishermen and their families. The disaster is among the most controversial topics in Vietnam today, as public anger after the catastrophe quickly targeted the government. Quynhs writing about Formosa played a role in her arrest. Quynh hails from Nha Trang, a city on Vietnams south-central coast. She had originally been imprisoned there, but earlier this year was moved to another facility hundreds of miles away, separating her from
On this episode, we discuss the global outbreak of the chytrid fungus, which might have already driven as many as 200 species of frogs to extinction, but there have been some hopeful recent developments. Listen here: Our guest is biologist and National Geographic Explorer Dr. Jonathan Kolby, who founded the Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center, or HARCC for short, to study and rescue frogs affected by the chytrid fungus. Tree frogs in Cusuco National Park in Honduras, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth, are being decimated by the aquatic fungal pathogen. The chytrid outbreak is contributing to the sixth global mass extinction event currently underway. Kolby explains that the fungus had already spread worldwide before scientists even discovered its existence, and has already caused hundreds of amphibian species worldwide to become endangered or even extinct. In this Field Notes segment, Kolby plays for us some recordings of the frog species hes working to save from the deadly fungal infection in Honduras and says that there might be hope that frogs and other amphibians affected by chytrid can successfully cope with the disease. Heres this episodes top news: Top Madagascar shrimp co. moved millions among tax-haven shell companies Brazil scraps 11 new Amazon protected areas covering 2,316 square miles 8,100-square-mile indigenous reserve recognized in Brazilian Amazon Agreement bans commercial fishing across much of the Arctic, for now Mongabay now has a free news app for Android users available in the Google Play Store. The app makes
Juan Manuel Santos will be forever remembered as the president who ended one of the worlds longest armed conflicts, establishing a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2016. But the same agreement which earned him international acclaim and the Nobel Peace Prize produced a wave of opposition in his home country. The esteemed global leader left office on August 7 with a domestic approval rating in the low 20s. While the peace accords have shaped his image at home and abroad, they do not represent his entire presidential legacy. In addition to lowering the domestic poverty, unemployment, and murder rates, Santos advanced the countrys environmental agenda during his two terms. This should not be undervalued. Still, deforestation in the post-conflict era has grown at an alarming rate. Rather than a policy solution, Santos environmental legacy should be viewed as an initial step in securing the fate of Colombias forests. Protecting Colombias natural heritage: A priority of the Santos Administration Colombias National Protected Area System (SINAP) experienced significant growth under Santos. Government sources report that over 44 million acres an area larger than the state of New York of national protected areas were established over eight years. Approximately 60 percent of these lands (17.5 million acres) gained national park status, which offers the greatest amount of protection for flora, fauna, and indigenous peoples. This is unprecedented by any standard. In comparison, Peru, another megadiversity country, created only 6 million acres of national parks in
Benutzt hier jemand D-Link-Router? Und hat noch nicht auf eine alternative Firmware umgeschaltet?
Mit Klassikern wie "Root-Passwort im Plaintext im Filesystem abgelegt", "der Webserver kann dir die Datei mit dem Plaintext-Passwort geben" und "Shell Command Injection via Webserver".
Hey, D-Link? Was macht ihr eigentlich beruflich?
Update: Die wollten halt nicht das Feld Cisco berlassen.
Old and busted: Kupferdiebstahl.
New hotness: Glasfaserdiebstahl.
Was die Diebe damit wohl machen wolten?
Im Raum Rheinberg haben Unbekannte mit viel krimineller Energie in einer Hochspannungstrasse auf einer Lnge von 200m ein von Unitymedia angemietetes Glasfaserkabel entwendet etwa 2.500 Unitymedia-Kunden sind dadurch zurzeit ohne Internet und Telefon.Ist nicht so, als ob einem das ein Rohstoffhndler abnimmt. Soweit ich wei.
Wir haben ja hier schon fters bemerkenswerte Bullshit-Dichten auf Webseiten hervorgehoben, aber das hier wird glaube ich eine Weile niemand getoppt kriegen. "Democratized trustless cybersecurity" sage ich nur. Nicht nur holistic, blockchain, cybersecurity, ecosystem und game-changing, nein, auch noch next generation, leverage, sustainable und disruption. Vllig klar: Da muss man mal dringend die threat landscape re-balancen! Deren Security ist device und OS agnostic und hat preventative self healing. Da hrste doch direkt den Gospelchor im Hintergrund jodeln!
Economics war gestern. Heute machen wir Tokenomics. Also wenn das kein Full Spectrum Cyber ist, dann wei ich auch nicht.
Die Berliner rztekammer will es doch noch mal mit Wissenschaft und evidenzbasierter Entscheidungsfindung versuchen.
Liebe Bahn, fr das beschissene Internet neulich hat sich inzwischen ein Bekenner gefunden, der im Zug stundenlang Gigabytes an Docker-Images mit irgendwelchen stinkenden hochaggressiven Python-Skripten gesaugt hat, um dann 90% davon wegzuschmeien und kleine Teilmengen-Images zu bauen.
JA SUPER, DOCKER! Boah mich regen ja immer diese Silicon-Valley-Idioten auf, die zuhause 100 mbps oder so haben und dann ihre Services alle nach dem Motto "Schei auf die Datenmenge, weniger als 16 mbps wird schon keiner haben" entwerfen. Einmal fucking Android Updates und das durchschnittliche LTE-Monatslimit ist aufgebraucht.
Aber darum wollte ich euch nicht schreiben. Ich wollte euch schreiben, um euch von Herzen und im Namen aller Mitreisender zu sagen: SHUT THE FUCK UP! Ihr habt ein ICE-Portal, das zeigt alles an. Ihr habt Personal, das rumrennt, und den Leuten Anschlusszge raussucht. Ihr habt eine Navigator-App, die den Leuten Anschlsse raussucht. Ich sitze gerade in einem der neuen ICEs mit von der Decke hngenden Anzeigen mit den Anschlusszgen. Oh und auf jedem fucking Sitz liegt ein Zugplan mit den Stopps und Verbindungen aus.
Ich will auch nicht vom Zugfhrer per Lautsprecher begrt werden nach jedem Halt. Ich brauche auch keine Durchsage, dass wir gerade stehengeblieben sind. Das sehe ich.
Ich sitze hier im Ruhebereich und ALLE halten sich daran. NUR. IHR. NICHT.
Daher, mit freundlichen Gren, haltet bitte die Fresse. Ich versuche mich hier zu konzentrieren. Und ich brauche alle Konzentration, um meinen Blutdruck unten zu halten angesichts eurer beschissenen Internetqualitt schon wieder.
JAKARTA The developers of a new interactive map hope to shine a light on deforestation in Indonesias easternmost region of Papua, where industrial-scale agriculture threatens one of the worlds last great expanses of untouched tropical forest. The Papua Atlas is developed by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), with financial assistance from Britains Department for International Development (DFID) and is scheduled for publication in 2019. While other platforms are already available that can track deforestation, including Global Forest Watch, the Papua Atlas is set to differentiate itself by tracking the actual progression of plantation areas and road developments. As a result, users will be able to see the number and extent of oil palm or pulpwood concessions or roads cut through the forest over time, says David Gaveau, a research associate with CIFOR whos developing the map with his colleague Mohammad Agus Salim. Combined with a function to search for concessions in various ways, such as by looking at the identity of a parent company of a concession holder, this makes the Papua Atlas a powerful tool to increase transparency in the plantation sector, Gaveau says. The Atlas links this land use and land cover change map that we derive based on satellite imagery with [a] land ownership map, Gaveau tells Mongabay. So one is able to query, not only at individual concessions, but also big groups [behind them]. Gaveua says the map was conceived to address the current lack of information on how concessions are being farmed
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President Trump represents an existential geopolitical threat to decades of advanced leftist policy (political globalists); predicated on the proposition that all national sovereignty should be erased in favor of an open-border society. A one world order with a central planning Continue reading
A CNN piece reading Jamal Khashoggis last article for the Washington Post
The 2014 election campaign was the dirtiest we had ever seen in New Zealand politics. Rap artists, funded by NZ on Air, wrote a song about raping the prime ministers daughter. Kim DotCom went around the country, stirring up students with chants of F**k John Key. Nicky Hager wrote a book, using private material that  The post Whatever happened to diplomacy? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
Americans are used to thinking that their nation is special. In many ways, it is: the U.S. has by far the most Nobel Prize winners, the largest defense expenditures (almost equal to the next 10 or so countries put together) and the most billionaires (twice as many as China, the closest competitor). But some examples of American Exceptionalism should not make us proud. By most accounts, the U.S. has the highest level of economic inequality among developed countries. It has the worlds greatest per capita health expenditures yet the lowest life expectancy among comparable countries. It is also one of a few developed countries jostling for the dubious distinction of having the lowest measures of equality of opportunity.
The notion of the American Dreamthat, unlike old Europe, we are a land of opportunityis part of our essence. Yet the numbers say otherwise. The life prospects of a young American depend more on the income and education of his or her parents than in almost any other advanced country. When poor-boy-makes-good anecdotes get passed around in the media, that is precisely because such stories are so rare.
Things appear to be getting worse, partly as a result of forces, such as technology and globalization, that seem beyond our control, but most disturbingly because of those within our command. It is not the laws of nature that have led to this dire situation: it is the laws of humankind. Markets do not exist in a vacuum: they are shaped by rules and regulations, which can be designed to favor one group over another. President Donald Trump was right in saying that the system is riggedby those in the inherited plutocracy of which he himself is a member. And he is making it much, much worse
Imagine a leader with an enormous ego and a devoted fan club, who frequently behaves in a reckless and irresponsible fashion. He sends out tweets full of bizarre and irresponsible attacks on other people, and also misrepresents important financial information, which misleads various stakeholders.
What should we do with a leader like this?
I guess the answer depends on where they work. If they work in the private sector, then they need to be punished for their bad behavior, perhaps by the SEC. If they work in the executive branch . . . well, you can guess.
PS. Make that three big egoslook who The Economist thinks has a good chance to become the next British Prime Minister:
Mrs May might well win such a vote, if only because Mr Johnson is so unpopular among Tory MPs. His problem is not just that the majority of Tory MPs voted remain in the referendum, and hate him as leader of the Brexiteers. MPs of all political persuasions regard him as a cad. One senior Tory says that its 100% inconceivable that hell become leader of the Conservative PartyHes a media clown, not a serious politician. Hes a shit who doesnt give a shit about anything but himself, says another. The list of charges against him is long: he doesnt believe in anything but his own advancement; he doesnt lift a finger to help his colleagues; he was a disaster as foreign secretary.
He has one big thing going for him, in the eyes of most Tory MPs: his performance at the polls. When he won two terms as mayor of Labour-leaning London he was praised for possessing the Heineken factorthe ability to reach parts of the country that other Tories couldnt reach. . . .
But should Mrs May lose a confidence vote, Mr Johnson has a good chance. The two further hurdles are probably superable. He has to get onto a shortlist of two MPs that the parliamentary party sends to the partys 124,000 members, and then he has to win the memberships support.
On the first, the Brexiteers, who include not just the ERG but other eurosceptics, have enough votes to get one of their own onto the final shortlist, and are likely to coalesce behind Mr Johnson. Jacob Rees-Mogg, their leader, has already said that he thinks that Mr Johnson would make an excellent prime minister.
On the second, Tory party members like Mr Johnson more than Tory MPs doand are getting keener with every suicide-vest jibe.
Could a conservative politicians who is hated by his elite of own party (b...
Excitment for Houston rally a blow to Betos momentum
Here are the first of our benchmarks for the GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card that launched this week. In our inaugural Ubuntu Linux benchmarking with the GeForce RTX 2070 is a look at the OpenCL / CUDA GPU computing performance including with TensorFlow and various models being tested on the GPU. The benchmarks are compared to an assortment of available graphics cards and also include metrics for power consumption, performance-per-Watt, and performance-per-dollar.
Internet, cable and wireless providers are suing Vermont because of the states efforts to impose net neutrality rules following the Federal Communications Commissions repeal of its popular national open internet regulations.The coalition ...
In a combative exchange at a hearing Friday in Washington, D.C., a federal judge unabashedly accused career State Department officials of lying and signing "clearly false" affidavits to derail a series of lawsuits seeking information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server and her handling of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth also said he was "shocked" and "dumbfounded" when he learned that FBI had granted immunity to former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills during its investigation into the use of Clinton's server, according to a court transcript of his remarks. "I had myself found that Cheryl Mills had committed perjury and lied under oath in a published opinion I had issued in a Judicial Watch case where I found her unworthy of belief, and I was quite shocked to find out she had been given immunity in - by the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case," Lamberth...
Another good lecture on a very interesting topic as Prof Thurley looks at how English Architecture evolved.
One thing has become very clear to me during the latest political shitstorm. Overall Oilers are not afraid to call out and condemn bad behaviour from their own side. Whenever there is a left-wing scandal the left-wing blogs fall over themselves to try to justify and excuse the bad behaviour. They always play a defensive game  The post Pandoras political box is wide open appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
According to the official results at the New York Times, Donald Trump carried Florida in the 2016 presidential election by 112,911 votes. Considering that nearly ten millions votes were cast, thats not a very large number. It came out to a 1.2 percent advantage. The 2012 election was even closer, with President Obama eking out a 0.8 percent victory over Mitt Romney by 74,309 votes. And, of course, we all remember 2000 when Al Gore lost the official count by a mere 537 votes.
Republicans always rack up a lot of their votes in the Florida panhandle and thats precisely where Hurricane Michael made landfall. Much of the area is devastated and still without power or cell phone service. And thats going to have some impact on turnout in the area which could prove decisive in both the statewide U.S. Senate and gubernatorial contests. Understandably, the states government is concerned.
Floridas secretary of state, Ken Detzner, said in a statement it was his number one priority that all registered voters, first responders and volunteers in affected areas are able to cast their vote safely and securely without any barriers.
The New York Times reports that the following counties are the ones suffering the worst fallout from the storm, and we can see that they collectively favored Trump by a wide margin.
Bay Co.- Trump 62,194, Clinton 21,797, Net: Trump +40,397
Gulf Co.- Trump 5,329, Clinton 1,720, Net: Trump +3,609
Franklin Co.- Trump 4,125, Clinton 1,744, Net: Trump +2,381
Calhoun Co.- Trump 4,655, Clinton 1,241, Net: Trump +3,414
Liberty Co.- Trump 2,543, Clinton 651, Net: Trump +1,892
Gadsden Co.- Trump 6,728, Clinton 15,020, Net: Clinton +8,292
Total Net Votes: Trump +43,401
These counties supplied Trump with 38 percent of his statewide margin of victory and you can bet that Governor Rick Scott, who is running for Senate, and Rep. Ron DeSantis, who is running for governor, are both frantic to get those votes. As for the Democratic candidates, they surely want to see good turnout in Gadsden County.
In a state known for its tight election results, depressed turnout in the Panhandle could easily make the difference between victory and defe...
If you put your tropical fish tank on top of a radiator in winter, eventually youll be finding Nemo dead because the sudden fluctuations in water temperature will kill him. Changes in environment put stress on lifeforms that have evolved and adapted to succeed based on the collective experiences of their predecessors. Not all stress is fatal, of course, but its generally unpleasant and unwelcome.
For example, maybe youve been operating tour boats along the Cape Fear River in North Carolina for decades and suddenly realize that to keep barnacles from attaching to your boat you need to invest in an expensive antifouling paint. Maybe youre having to deal with flooding from the river that is more frequent and extensive than anything you needed to worry about before. Maybe the river is suddenly brackish enough to support saltwater fish far upstream from the ocean.
Climate change causes problems irrespective of its causes, but it should be clear that God is not responsible for creating hog waste lagoons all across North Carolina or for storing coal ash in flood zones. If people want to protect their waterways from toxic pollution, they have a responsibility to use their brains rather than banking on divine benevolence.
Republicans havent always been in the business of denying climate change. Only ten years ago, John McCain and Sarah Palin ran a presidential campaign that included a plan for addressing the problem. Soon after their defeat, however, the Party was hijacked by energy lobbyists who have used every available resource, from the cable news to the pulpits, to raise doubt about whether the climate is changing and whether we can or should do anything about it even if it is.
The result can be seen everywhere, including in the areas recently ravaged by Hurricane Florence.
Plenty of residents in North Carolinas southeastern corner still reject the science, attributing changing weather patterns to God and the cycle of nature. A group of college students fishing off a pier on the barrier island of Wrightsville Beach last week called climate change a load of crap. A surfer taking advantage of Hurricane Michaels turbulent waves dismissed it as propaganda. A sunburned construction worker said its not worth worrying about because God takes care of it....
Many of Donald Trumps crimes have been committed in plain sight, like his fraudulent Trump University and his naked efforts to obstruct the Russia investigation. He famously bragged about sexually assaulting women. But until now there hasnt been a whiff of murder in his past.
Trump couldnt be more obvious about the fact that he does not want the world to conclude that the Saudi government sent a kill team to Istanbul to torture and chop up an American resident who was simply visiting their consulate to obtain papers he needed to get married.
His killers were waiting when Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. They severed his fingers and later beheaded and dismembered him, according to details from audio recordings described by a senior Turkish official on Wednesday.
Mr. Khashoggi was dead within minutes, and within two hours the killers were gone, the recordings suggested
A team of 15 Saudi agents, some with ties to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was waiting for Mr. Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate the moment he arrived, at about 1:15 p.m. on Oct. 2.
After he was shown into the office of the Saudi consul, Mohammad al-Otaibi, the agents seized Mr. Khashoggi almost immediately and began to beat and torture him, eventually cutting off his fingers, the senior Turkish official said.
Do this outside. You will put me in trouble, Mr. al-Otaibi, the consul, told them, according to the Turkish official and a report in the Turkish newspaper Yeni S...
In this era of fragmented and social media, I think people live in the present more than ever, which is why I dont think the Russia investigation is going to have much of an impact on the midterm elections. After winning convictions against Paul Manafort and securing his cooperation around Labor Day, the special counsels office has kept their promise to maintain a low profile while the public is voting. As a result, the president has almost completely dropped the topic and there has been little news to report.
Its difficult to know which party this will benefit the most. There have been indications that the electorate is more engaged on other issues and that the Democrats were doing better when talking about issues like health care than about Russia. Perhaps theyre benefitting because their candidates arent beating a drum the voters dont really want to listen to.
On the other hand, if the electorate isnt thinking about how Trumps campaign chairman, deputy campaign chairman, national security adviser, and personal lawyer have all been convicted of crimes and are cooperating with investigators then there has to be some advantage in that for the Republicans.
There is something wrong with the way this is playing out. If youre familiar with hurricanes, you know that inside the eye things are calm but that this gives a false assurance since the winds will shortly return, often with even more force than before. By agreeing to go silent for the election season, Robert Mueller is dutifully avoiding overly politicizing an investigation that should be impartial and fair. But hes also creating an artificial and temporary environment where people are debating politics without thinking about the biggest and most consequential issue before them. Watergate was a Category 5 political hurricane, and the Russia investigation is at least as big.
Were all inside the eye now, but if you look carefully you will see that the winds are still swirling. On Friday, Paul Manafort will be back in Judge T.S. Ellis IIIs Eastern Virginia courtroom. Hell be wearing a dark green prison jumpsuit instead of one of his extremely expensive tailored suits because Judge Ellis has denied his lawyers request that he be exempted from appearing in prisoners clothing.
At the conclusion of Manaforts Virginia trial, the jury was unable to reach a verdict on some of the charges against him, which means that the government has the option to try again in front of a different jury......
Small launch vehicle company Rocket Lab announced Oct. 17 that it will build its second launch pad, and first in the United States, at Wallops Island in Virginia.
The company, headquartered in the United States but with much of its operations in New Zealand, said it will build Launch Complex (LC) 2 at the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport, located at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility here. Construction of the pad is set to start almost immediately, with the company planning a first launch from the site in the third quarter of 2019.
Rocket Lab selected Wallops after what Rocket Lab Chief Executive Peter Beck called an "exhaustive nationwide search" for a launch site to complement its existing facility in New Zealand, known as LC-1. The company announced four finalists in July that included Wallops as well as Cape Canaveral in Florida, Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska.
Also at Ars Technica.
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Dearest subjects of Her Majesty's Crumbling English empire: be warned! One of your brethren realms - namely, the Federation of Australia - is sliding away from the beloved civilising influence of Westminster, and is headed for utter chaos! On saturday 20th October, a by-election in the Sydney electoral division of Wentworth, the seat of former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, will decide the fate of current caretaker prime minister Scott Morrison (affectionately, and not-so-affectionately, known as 'ScoMo'), whose Liberal-National Party coalition government is barely hanging on. With a single-seat majority in the House of Representatives, a failure to retain this critical piece of furniture will see the current parliament well and truly hung, thus opening the door to a (gasp!) Labour government. But never fear; loyalists have mobilised all available reinforcements to prevent such a disastrous outcome! The by-election conveniently falls on the same day that English-American royal...
When democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the June 26 Democratic primary for New York's 14th Congressional District, her election made national news, launching her into the spotlight as the new standard bearer for the Left in the electoral arena. Since that victory, other open democratic socialists have won primaries across the country, including Rashida Tlaib in Michigan, Sarah Smith in Washington and Julia Salazar in New York City. This new class of left challengers may [...]
Read time: 9 minsCongressman Clay Higgins of Louisiana arrived at this year's Expanding Global Gas Infrastructure seminar with a message. Welcome to the war for the future of our planet, Higgins said to the gathered officials from liquefied natural gas (LNG) firms and other fossil fuel companies. My role as your representative is to be not just your ally, Higgins added, but your warrior. Please allow the service of my office to represent the point of the spear that you [...]
Doctor Sentenced to Die in Prison for Healing People with Weed as Child Predator Congressman Let Out Early by Matt Agorist The Free Thought Proeject A caring father and doctor, who healed people will die in prison because he...
Living in a representative republic means that each person has the right to take a stand for what they think is right, whether that means marching outside the halls of government, wearing clothing with provocative statements, or simply holding up a sign. That's what the First Amendment is supposed to be about.
150-million-year old, piranha-like specimen is earliest known flesh-eating fish
October 18, 2018
Researchers reporting in Current Biology on October 18 have described a remarkable new species of fish that lived in the sea about 150 million years ago in the time of the dinosaurs. The new species of bony fish had teeth like a piranha, which the researchers suggest they used as piranhas do: to bite off chunks of flesh from other fish.
As further support for that notion, the researchers also found the victims: other fish that had apparently been nibbled on in the same limestone deposits in South Germany (the quarry of Ettling in the Solnhofen region) where this piranha-like fish was found.
We have other fish from the same locality with chunks missing from their fins, says David Bellwood of James Cook University, Australia. This is an amazing parallel with modern piranhas, which feed predominantly not on flesh but the fins of other fishes. Its a remarkably smart move as fins regrow, a neat renewable resource. Feed on a fish and it is dead; nibble its fins and you have food for the future.
The newly described fish is part of the world famous collections in the Jura-Museum in Eichsttt. It comes from the same limestone deposits that contained Archaeopteryx.
Careful study of the fossilized specimens well-preserved jaws revealed long, pointed teeth on the....
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BREAKING: Water Protectors just successfully shut down an Energy Transfer Partners shareholders meeting in Dallas, Texas L'eau Est La Vie Camp - No Bayou BridgeAll the shareholders were forced to evacuate!Kelcy Warren, ETP CEO, fled when frontline leaders Ellen Gerhart, Cherri Foytlin and Waniya Locke spoke out about the gross misconduct of ETP projects on the Mariner East, Bayou Bridge, and
Thank you Eric Holder and Maxine Waters. Wilfred Michael Stark III, 50, a Democrat operative funded by George Soros, was arrested Tuesday after a Nevada Republican campaign manager accused him of grabbing her arm and refusing to let go. Kristin Davison, the female victim said she was "terrified and traumatized" after Mr. Stark manhandled her and left bruises on her body, including on her neck and arms.
Desperate leftist media pulls out all stops to bait voters into voting Dem.
Today, we are proud to announce all four keynote speakers who will appear at the LibrePlanet 2019 conference, which takes place in the Boston area, March 23-24, 2019. They are: Debian Project contributor Bdale Garbee, free software activist Micky Metts, physician Tarek Loubani, and FSF founder and president Richard Stallman, all of whom are trailblazers of free software in their own right.
Bdale Garbee has contributed to the free software community since 1979. He was an early participant in the Debian Project, helped port Debian GNU/Linux to five architectures, served as the Debian Project Leader, then chairman of the Debian Technical Committee for nearly a decade, and remains active in the Debian community. For a decade, Bdale served as president of Software in the Public Interest. He also served on the board of directors of the Linux Foundation, representing individual affiliates and the developer community. Bdale currently serves on the boards of the Freedombox Foundation, the Linux Professional Institute, and Aleph Objects. He is also a member of the Evaluations Committee at the Software Freedom Conservancy. In 2008, Bdale became the first individual recipient of a Lutece d'Or award from the Federation Nationale de l'Industrie du Logiciel Libre in France.
Micky Metts is an owner of Agaric, a worker-owned technology cooperative. She is an activist hacker, industry organizer, public speaker, connector, advisor, and visionary. Micky is a member of the MayFirst People Link Leadership Committee, and is a liaison between the Solidarity Economy Network (SEN) and the United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC), with an intention to bring communities together. Micky is also a founding member of a cohort that is building a new Boston public high school based in cooperative learning: BoCoLab. She is a member of the Free Software Foundation and of Drupal.org, a community based in free software. She is a published author contributing to the book Ours to Hack and to Own, one of the top technology books of 2017 in Wired magazine.
Another one for the bean counters. Via Charlotte Observer: A family farm in south Charlotte is denying accusations that a tour guide was being racist in referencing cotton pickers while addressing school children from Thomasboro Academy, a public school on the citys west side. Thomasboro Academy school volunteer Kathy Capps said the teachers who accompanied 
While Jami-Lee Ross is throwing grenades out in all directions, the government is getting away with murder. Nobody is looking at them, especially not the media. They can do anything they like at the moment; everyone is watching the National party implode. Here is just the sort of thing that just might slip under the  The post Now they are coming for your family bach appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
Taliban sympathizer and anti-war activist Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) who is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), expressed her utter disgust with Arizona in a speech given in March of this year. Sinema is running against war veteran Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ).
Video of Sinemas speech shows her twisting her face into a look of sheer disgust when she mentions running for the the state House and then state Senate in Arizona. Sinema then boasts that she won.
Video clip posted by the National Republican Senate Committee on Thursday:
The Senate Majority (@NRSC) October 18, 2018
A different edit was posted by The Reagan Battalion:
The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) October 18, 2018
The Washington Free Beacon reported the details on the speech:...
Dandelion Salad swpTvUk on Aug 9, 2018 Marxs Theory of Economic Crisis CliffBowman on May 5, 2009 A short explanation of why the world economy is in a mess, from Karl Marx. Read by me, Cliff Bowman. See also: Michael Roberts Blog from the archives: Caleb Maupin: Socialism Will Save America! Brendan M. Cooneys Law of 
Requesting the International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuelas government is a significant escalation in Ottawas campaign of interference in the domestic affairs of another country.
Supported by five like-minded South American nations, its the first time a member state has been brought before the ICCs chief prosecutor by other members.
In Canada the campaign to have the ICC investigate the Nicols Maduro government began in May. I would like to see the states from the G7 agreeing to refer the matter of crimes against humanity to the International Criminal Court for a prospective investigation and prosecution, said Irwin Cotler at an Ottawa press conference to release a report on purported Venezuelan human rights violations. The former Liberal justice minister added, this is the arch-typical example of why a reference is needed, as to why the ICC was created.
Cotler was one of three international experts responsible for a 400-page Canadian-backed Organization of American States (OAS) report on rights violations in Venezuela. The panel recommended OAS secretary general Luis Almagro submit the report to the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC and that other states refer Venezuela to the ICC. In a Real News Network interview Max Blumenthal described the hyperbolic and propagandistic nature of the press conference where the report was released at the OAS in Washington. Cotler said Venezuelas government itself was responsible for the worst ever humanitarian crisis in the region.
Worse than the extermination of the Tano and Arawak by the Spanish? Or the enslavement of five million Africans in Brazil? Or the 200,000 Mayans killed in Guatemala? Or the thousands of state-murdered subversives in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, etc.? Worse than the tens of thousands killed in Colombia, Honduras and Mexico in recent years? Worse than the countless US (and Canadian) backed military coups in the region?
Or perhaps Almagro, who appointed Cotler and the two other panelists, approves of the use of military might to enforce the will of the rich and powerful. He stated last month: ...
One of the suspects involved in the disappearance and alleged torture and murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has died in a suspicious car accident in the Saudi capital Riyadh according to Turkish media. The [...]
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Thank you so much for coming for tuning in for another special episode of Tin Foil Hat with Sam Tripoli. This episode is brought to you by the Ridge Wallet and RigidWallet.com (I had to record the read in a hallway so sorry it sounds so tingy!). Today we welcome author expert Jay Dyer and comedian Allison Weber to discuss the world of Hollywood. Sams podcast is here and check out his great videos here.
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It didn't make many national headlines, but the proposed budget for NASA's "Planetary Defense Coordination Office" was just increased by 90 million dollars. At a time when our national budget is already stretched to the max, this seems like an odd thing to be spending so much money on. As you will see below, the "Planetary Defense Coordination Office" is only two years old, and it is in charge of tracking threats posed by near-Earth objects such as asteroids. Needless to say, if a giant asteroid suddenly hit our planet it would be the greatest catastrophe in modern times and for those of us that survived our lives would be radically different from then on. So the threat is real, but in recent years NASA has assured the public that there are no imminent threats. Has that now changed? This is a subject that I am particularly interested in, and so a Politico article about "NASA's asteroid defense program" definitely caught my eye... The Trump administration has proposed increasing the...
A Democratic operative was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday night after he allegedly grabbed a woman managing a Republican campaign.
South Korea's northeastern mountainous region observed the first snowfall of the season on Thursday, with a torrential rain warning issued for parts of the east coast, the Gangwon Local Meteorological Administration said. Four centimeters of snow had accumulated by 9:00 a.m. in most parts of the high mountainous region, and snow accumulation of 7 centimeters was observed on the peaks of Mount Seorak in Yangyang in South Korea's northeastern province of Gangwon as of 9:30 a.m. The snowfall came 16 days earlier than last year, according to the administration.
The Canadian Government is currently exploring if and how the current Copyright Act should be amended to better fit the present media landscape.
One of the key issues is the compensation that artists receive for their work. This was also the focus of a hearing before the House Heritage Committee this week, at which Bell (BCE) and Rogers both made an appearance.
The companies are Canadas largest Internet providers, but both also have their own media branches. As such, they have an interest in copyright issues, which they made quite apparent during the hearing.
Bell and Rogers called for several changes to the Copyright Act to address the piracy issue. Interestingly, the proposals were identical on many fronts, with both companies highlighting how piracy is causing millions in lost revenue.
First up was Rob Malcolmson, Bells Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. Instead of addressing artist compensation directly, he drew the focus to the impact of organized content theft instead.
This issue is fundamental to the topic the committee is studying because no matter what remuneration model you adopt, creators can never be fairly compensated if their work is being widely stolen, Malcolmson said.
He went on to cite a series of piracy statistics published in recent years, including the increased popularity of pirate streaming boxes, and the fact that more than a quarter of all Canadians are self-proclaimed pirates.
To address this rampant theft, Bell presented three recommendations. The first is to criminalize online streaming of pirated material. This doesnt mean that any end-users would end up in jail, but it should act as a deterrent for operators of pirate streaming sites and services.
Bells second suggestion is to get the authorities and public officials actively involved in anti-piracy enforcement actions. The UK and US were cited as examples where local police and special units help to deal with piracy issues.
We recommend that the government should create and consider enshrining in the Copyright Act an administrative enforcement office and should direct the RCMP to prioritize digital piracy investigations, Malcolmson notes.
Finally, Bell also reintroduces the piracy blocking proposal of the Fairplay Canada Coalition. The CRTC denie...
Ninety-two Republican incumbents were outraised by a challenger in the third quarter of 2018, a sharp increase from the 56 outraised in the second quarter. And that topline doesnt even fully capture the scope of Democrats cash advantage. More than 50 of...
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The Minnesota Democratic Party has suspended a spokesman for calling for violence against Republicans even as two GOP candidates have been assaulted in suspected politically motivated attacks. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has suspended communications staffer William Davis for one week without pay after making a Facebook post joking that Democrats would "bring [Republicans] to the guillotine" on Nov. 7, the day after the midterm elections. Minnesota Republican Party chairman Jennifer Carnahan said the suspension was not enough, calling for his immediate firing in the aftermath of separate attacks against Republican candidates. She said she has been subjected to numerous death threats during her tenure as the state party leader and that death threats are no laughing matter. "The overt hatred and violence that has become prevalent from many Democrats towards Republicans in recent times is unlawful, unacceptable, and downright scary," she said in an email. "Yes, we have free...
RT | October 18, 2018 A US Treasury official was arrested and charged with conspiracy for leaking secret banking documents to the press, feeding a everlasting stream of often bogus bombshell reports about Muellers notorious Russian meddling probe. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, 40, was named in the criminal complaint filed in the federal court in 
In mid October, the Food Sovereignty Prize was awarded to two organizations recognized for their commitment to food sovereignty or, the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.
The domestic awardee was Black Mesa Water Coalition, and the international award went to Organizacin Boricu de Agricultura Ecolgica de Puerto Rico.
Both groups were celebrated at the tenth annual Food Sovereignty Prize ceremony, taking place on Lummi and Nooksack land in Coast Salish Territory, in the city now called Bellingham, Washington. The ceremony took place adjacent to the the IV National Membership Assembly of The U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA), a four-day long gathering comprised of plenaries, workshops and public rallies in support of working to end poverty, rebuilding local food economies and asserting democratic control over the food system. Pesticide Action Network is a founding member of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance.
Black Mesa W...
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discusses his trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to discuss the sketchy disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. At the 30,000 foot level the controversy is Persians -vs- Saudi Arabs. The Washington Post, western Continue reading
Dean Heller is a much-liked first term Republican Senator from Nevada.
He is the dean of the entire NV delegation in Congress.
President Trump has singled him out for all his efforts and has backed him resoundingly.
He votes right on health care, immigration, human trafficking, Israel, guns, school safety, and abortion.
He is also chairman of the Western Caucus, which means he knows and supports all the issues near and dear to Western states.
His opponent is a wacky Democrat, Jacky Rosen with ties to the gambling industry. She is a left of center Democrat in the US House with few accomplishments.
Nevada is a swing state.
Hilary Clinton won it in 2016.
It may lean rightward but in recent presidential elections it backed Obama and Clinton narrowly.
Senator Heller voted to confirm judge Kavanaugh.
RealClearPolitics polls show Heller gaining ground and Rosen stumbling. She has made numerous snafus.
Called a tempestuous race lots of Democrats think and believe they can unseat a decent hard-working, loyal Republican in November.
They have their sites on Heller.
Rosen is their choice.
She is a liberal. With money from California she is personally tied to and very loyal to Nancy Pelosi.
She wants socialized medicine, open borders, higher taxes and less liberty.
Dont let Democrats steal Nevada.
Make this viral in the Silver State!
Gun Control: Six Ways Nancy Pelosi Aims to Take Away Firearm Freedoms by AWR Hawkins Breitbart House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) believes securing gun control is more important than continuing to win elections and she supports numerous controls...
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A district court in Louisiana ruled the states use of non-unanimous juries is unconstitutional and violates the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment.
The court found the non-unanimous jury verdict scheme in Louisiana was motivated by invidious racial discrimination.
All cases that are currently pending trial and all cases on direct review must now be adjudicated subject ot a unanimous jury requirement, the court ordered. However, prior cases and convictions may not be challenged.
According to the states constitution and a section of the states criminal code, cases involving capital punishment require a unanimous decision by jurors.
But in cases where the punishment is necessarily confinement at hard labor, only 10 of 12 jurors are required to find a defendant guilty. Cases where imprisonment is only a possible outcome require an even lower thresholdsix jurors.
The ruling comes as Louisiana residents vote on Amendment 2, a ballot initiative that would require the unanimous agreement of jurors, rather than just 10 of 12 jurors, to convict people charged with felonies.
Louisiana and Oregon are the only states that permit juries to convict defendants without unanimous agreement.
The ruling stems from a case involving Melvin Cartez Maxie, who was convicted for killing Tyrus Thomas in a shoot-out and car chase after a fight at a party in 2013. The court ordered a new trial for Maxie with a unanimous jury verdict for any conviction.
Prosecutors initially sought the death penalty against Maxie, which would have required a unanimous jury to convict him. But in August 2016, they abandoned that pursuit.
The Capital Assistance Project (CAP), which provides legal representation to defendants facing the death penalty, no longer had to represent Maxie. Yet, the organization chose to train less-experienced attorneys and stay on the case.
CAP filed a motion declaring the non-unanimous jury provisions in the constitution and criminal code unconstitutional. The following month, the court held a hearing on the merits of the requirement that Maxie be convicted by a unanimous jury verdict. The court denied that motion.
In 2017, Maxie went to trial and was convicted of second-degree murder.
Maxies attorneys continued to fight, and in July 2018, a hearing was held where they presented testimony on the constitutionality of these provisions.
John Simerman, a journalist for the New Orleans-based newspaper, The Advocate, testified about his series investigating Louisianas non-unanimous jury verdict system,...
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What follows is a conversation between Professor As`ad AbuKhalil and Sharmini Peries of the Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post.
SHARMINI PERIES: Its the Real News Network. Im Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore.
We are just learning that Saudi Arabia will admit that it had something to do with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and that he was killed in a botched up interrogation. Apparently, the plan was to interrogate and then abduct him from Turkey. CNN is reporting that the Saudis claim that the operation took place without clearance and transparency, and that those involved will be held responsible. Well, who is responsible? This was a rather quick investigation on the part of the Saudi investigative team that arrived in Istanbul only on the weekend. How did they so quickly come to such a conclusion? It appears that Saudis want this dealt with quickly, perhaps a part of their damage control plan.
This is now an opportunity for us here at The Real News to look further into Jamal Khashoggi. Who is he, who does he represent, why was he murdered? Our next guest writes: Its been odd to read about Khashoggi in Western media. David Hirst in The Guardian claimed Khashoggi merely cared about absolutes such as truth, democracy, and freedom. Human Rights Watchs director described him as representing outspoken and critical journalism. With me is Asad AbuKhalil. Hes a professor of political science at California State University. Hes the author of Bin Laden, Islam & Americas New War on Terrorism and The Battle for Saudi Arabia. He also runs a popular blog, titled The Angry Arab News Service. Asad, good to have you with us.
ASAD ABUKHALIL: Thank you for inviting me.
SHARMINI PERIES: All right, Asad. Lets start off with you telling us about Jamal Khashoggi, and what he stood for as far as journalism and ethics of journalism is concerned.
ASAD ABUKHALIL: Well, I mean, hes close to my age, so his name has been familiar to me since my early youthful days back in Lebanon. And in our progressive left-wing Marxist circles, he was always a symbol of reactionary advocacy on behalf of the Saudi regime and militant Salafi Islam. Thats what he stood for. The picture that is being painted in mainstream Western media is totally unrecognizable for anybody who bothers to read Arabic. Unfortunately, all the people who are commenting about the issue and commenting even about his record of journalism, so to speak, are people who have never read anything except in the Washington Post.
You cannot judge this mans entire decades-long career of journalism by reading the English-language, edite...
FBI agents have raided the offices of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yuln Cruz, analyzing every document, bill, email for evidence of corruption within the citys government by the Trump-bashing official. A series of raids on government offices in [...]
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Speaking at the annual Valdai Discussion Club meeting in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin has touched upon a wide array of issues, including the ongoing war in Syria, nuclear weapons, defense policy and bilateral relations with the US, China and Japan. Daesh Took 700 Hostages in US-Controlled Area in Syria "We now see what is happening on the left bank of the Euphrates River, our colleagues know that. This territory is under the protection of our American partners, they rely there on the Kurdish armed forces. But they obviously did not work it through, members of Daesh remained in several settlements," Putin said at the annual Valdai Discussion Club meeting in Sochi.
Two major companies, Monsanto and Bayer, have recently joined forces and seem to be plotting to take over the cannabis industry, creating a monopoly in the lucrative marijuana market. Monsanto, an agricultural company that has [...]
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The notorious conservative activist James OKeefe is at it again. This week, OKeefe known for undercover videos aimed at embarrassing liberals and Democrats went after Sen. Claire McCaskill, a centrist Democrat running for re-election in Missouri. Through his nonprofit Project Veritas Action, OKeefe released a video showing McCaskill campaign staffers making comments about their belief that she could be more liberal than some might imagine.
Observers noted after the release that the most purportedly salacious aspect of the film a suggestion that McCaskill carefully conceals her support for gun control is hardly true: McCaskills support for various gun control policy is no secret. She voted for the last major gun control legislation in the Senate in 2013 and has openly campaigned for what she calls common-sense gun safety measures that include expanded background checks for those seeking to purchase firearms.
The attack on McCaskill, however, was only the latest in OKeefes signature style often selectively edited undercover videos featuring contrived and less-than-truthful attacks against liberals and Democrats and its not going to be his last foray into the 2018 midterm elections.
At a gathering attended by Republican politicians and major religious right donors in North Carolina late last month, OKeefe promised more undercover tapes on Democratic Senate candidates.
We have videotapes of U.S. senators staffers, and were going to release them starting next week up until the election.
Im going to tell you, in the coming weeks, my organization, Project Veritas Action, has spent the last year undercover inside the office, OKeefe said, speaking at the Council for National Policy gathering in Charlotte. And all legally filmed, all legally obtained, most of it was filmed outside of federal buildings. But we have hidden cam videotapes of U.S. senators and their staffers, and were going to release them starting next week up until the election.
Prodded by Tony Perkins, the Family Research Council president who had introduced him at the podium, OKeefe noted that he would begin by releasing a video on the Missouri Senate race, followed by Arizona, then Florida and &...
expressed before my dislike of the fact that cheating in
baseball by tricking the umpires is not only not punished, but the
players and media gloat over their success in duping on on-field
officials. That strikes me as disgraceful. Another thing I dislike
is not cheating but involves the fact that spectators can, in some
instances, interfere with the action. This can happen because
spectators can sit right behind the wall that designates the
boundary. So if a ball is hit over the wall, you can have a
situation where the fielder leaps to catch it before, or even
after, it reaches the wall, while spectators, rather than moving
away and giving the fielder room to make the play, also try to
catch the ball and interfere.
Here is one such incident that happened in a high-stakes playoff game yesterday and may have cost one team the win.
That would have been an INSANE catch from Mookie Betts. pic.twitter.com/3EdbzyBJb2
Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) October 18, 2018
The astounding this is that this kind of thing is considered perfectly acceptable. If I were running the game, I would put a gap between the wall and the first row of spectators.
I am trying to think of other games where spectators can and do interfere with the play. In cricket, there is a huge distance between the boundary line and the spectators. So too in football and tennis and rugby. The only sport where spectators are so close to the playing area is basketball but I am not aware of fans trying to interfere with the game, though they could easily do so if they wanted. I suspect that they would be ejected from the arena pronto.
Adding to this problem is that in baseball, there is a peculiar mystique attached to catching a ball that goes into the crowd, and people who catch one seem inexplicably proud of having done so, even though what they caught can be bought cheaply in any sports store. They dont do this just for (say) some record-breaking event but even for run-of-the-mill games. This has even resulted in ugly fights among fans over ownership of a ball that falls among them. Adults will even snatch a ball away from small children and then gloat over doing so, as this video clip compiled by an Australian shows. (Language advisory)
A Democrat mayor, who was arrested last week for embezzling $230,000 and spending it on designer clothes, jewelry, casinos and adult entertainment, has refused to step down from his position. Mayor Jasiel Correia, who was charged [...]
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There is a caravan of around 4,000 Honduran migrants and refugees, many of them children, currently making their way toward the US/Mexico border. And its giving Donald Trump and the Republicans a bout of the vapors.
The caravan is made up of desperate people who are fleeing violence and instability. But according to Trump toady Matt Gaetz there is something way more sinister going on here.
On Wednesday night Gaetz tweeted out a video where a man appears to be handing out money to women in the caravan. Along with the video Gaetz posted a bizarre racist conspiracy theory saying that billionaire Democratic donor George Soros was actually paying the migrants to storm the border and disrupt the midterm elections.
BREAKING: Footage in Honduras giving cash 2 women & children 2 join the caravan & storm the US border @ election time. Soros? US-backed NGOs? Time to investigate the source! pic.twitter.com/5pEByiGkkN
Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) October 17, 2018
Republicans love to blame Soros for absolutely everything. But this is ridiculous. And people were quick to go after Gaetz for posting the racist conspiracy theory.
Media executive and former CNN reporter Soledad OBrien immediately condemned Gaetz and pointed out that the racism runs deep in the GOP.
The racism in the GOP runs deep. https://t.co/E1DJ0sHiQh
Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) October 18, 2018
Gaetz couldnt let it go. On Thursday morning he clapped back.
The lazy identity politics of the left runs so much deeper, Soledad. This is now what the political left offers America. Everyone is a racist. Give me a break. (Keep in mind I got this video from people inside the Honduran government through a senior US official) #Ope...
Yesterday Winston Peters said this about Chris Finlayson: Quote: I always knew that Finlayson the greatest legal mind the Commonwealth has ever seen was going End quote. To which Chris Finlayson retorted via Facebook: Quote: I am humbled by Winston Peters assessment of me as the greatest legal mind the Commonwealth has ever seen on nzherald.co.nz. That  The post Sledge of the Day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
Tuition is too damn high. Via Press Herald: A retired University of Southern Maine professor has been barred from teaching in the UMaine system after she offered students a pop-up course for credit to take a bus to Washington, D.C., with demonstrators urging Sen. Susan Collins to oppose confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. 
The petrol tank was around a quarter full when I stopped for more fuel.
It cost more than $100.
As I paid I said to the woman serving me, Im pleased this doesnt mean I cant buy the groceries, it must be hard for a lot of people.
She agreed, said her children were on the minimum wage and one sometimes had to toss up between fuel for the car to get to work and food for her family.
That is now the reality for too many people.
The government can cast blame on fuel companies but it has to take some responsibility.
The extra taxes it has already introduced and the additional tax in the pipeline makes the governments share of the price we pay at the pump too big a proportion of the total cost.
Just like tobacco tax, the extra fuel tax (and GST on top of it) is taking tax too far.
Its not just that people are now having to toss up between fuel and food, its compounded by the inflationary impact of fuel tax because all goods and every service have a fuel component. The extra taxes are making that fuel too expensive and inflating the cost of everything else.
That doesnt just impact on households and businesses. It is over-stretching budgets for hospitals, schools and the myriad providers of social services, whether or not they are not-for-profit.
The politicians encouragement for people to use public transport more doesnt help these organisations.
They cant get their supplies delivered by foot, cycle or bus and their staff cant use those modes of transport to carry out their work.
Theyre not an option for many people on shift work nor for anyone who lives or works too far from bus routes.
When you live in the country you can do your best to minimise the times you need to go somewhere, but some travel is necessary and that requires driving your own vehicle.
When the government has a $5 billion surplus even if big-cost items in this years Budget arent included in it it shouldnt be introducing any extra taxes.
It should be having a very careful look at its spending, taking a very sharp knife to every excess, and not just forgetting any more fuel tax, it must remove the extra its already imposed.
The patience and precision involved with drawing geometric patterns in sand is right up a robots alley, and demonstrating this is [rob dobson]s SandBot, a robot that draws patterns thanks to an arm with a magnetically coupled ball.SandBot, SCARA version. The device sits underneath a sand bed, and a magnet (seen at the very top at the end of the folded arm) moves a ball bearing through sand.
SandBot is not a cartesian XY design. An XY frame would need to be at least as big as the sand table itself, but a SCARA arm can be much more compact. Sandbot also makes heavy use of 3D printing and laser-cut acrylic pieces, with no need of an external frame.
[rob]s writeup is chock full of excellent detail and illustrations, and makes an excellent read. His previous SandBot design is also worth checking out, as it contains all kinds of practical details like what size of ball bearing is best for drawing in fine sand (between 15 and 20 mm diameter, it turns out. Too small and motion is jerky as the ball catches on sand gra...
President Trump challenges cabinet to reduce spending within each federal agency by 5%.
Retired Indo-Canadian engineer, Neelam Makhija, 71, spent two months in prison and was held against his will in France for two and a half years. His crime? Being a friend of a coach who hosted, once a year, meditation seminars. Despite his acknowledged innocence before the court, he cannot obtain compensation (financial or moral) for the way he was treated by the French state.
To report for The Response a podcast focused on how people share and collaborate to uplift their communities after natural disasters field producer Paige Ruane travelled to the Rockaways Peninsula in New York City, New York, to speak with people who organized relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy hit the area in 2012.
Their Population Control Agenda Is Working The Birth Rate In the United States Has Fallen To Another All-Time Record Low by Michael Snyder End of the American Dream The elite have worked very hard to slow down birth...
Touting themselves as environmentalists, Obama and the Democrats had eight years to do it, but they didnt leaving the problem to grow into truly monstrous proportions. But the GOP-majority Congress is doing something about it, and President Trump, reviled Continue reading
According to Turkish security sources, missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was dismembered with a bone saw while he was still alive in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Both Turkish and Western media have published leaked [...]
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Michael Avenatti is having a very bad week. Not only has he lost his clients case against President Trump, but now he has been hit with a restraining order because he owes millions of dollars [...]
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A week before leaving the Trump administration, Nikki Haley spoke to the neocon group - Council for National Policy - lending weight to the prospect of a 2020 candidacy while touting her record as a warmonger's warmonger. The secretive, heavily evangelical CNP has developed a reputation for anointing Republican presidents. Donald Trump and George W. Bush both spoke in front of the CNP before setting out on the campaign trail, and Trump appointed several members to his cabinet in gratitude, including Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway. Haley revealed that, while she began 2016 as a never-Trumper, a job offer from Trump's Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was all she needed to convert to a disciple of the Donald. Mercifully, she turned down that first offer, admitting she was completely underqualified to be secretary of state. She had no such qualms about becoming ambassador to the UN, however, even though she told Trump at the time, "Honestly, I don't even know what the UN does."
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Concerns over Italys budget spending adding to the massive debt of the eurozones third largest economy could hamper efforts to reform the framework of the EUs single currency, Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte warned his Italian counterpart on the sidelines of the EU summit on Thursday (18 October).
EU leaders discussed eurozone reforms and the Italian draft budget at their summit in Brussels, with concerns on the rise over the planned budget boost by Romes populist coalition government.
Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte held bilateral meetings with the Dutch, German and French leaders.
Rutte, who has been increasingly leading a group of fiscally-conservative eurozone countries, said that the expected higher deficit was not helpful in the context of the debate about the future of the euro.
[This debate] does not become any easier when such a large member state appears not to stick to the agreements from the stability and growth pact, the Dutch leader warned.
During the meeting with EU leaders, Conte focused his speech on Italian reforms.
German chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters after the meeting that Conte briefed her on reforms, from the fight against corruption to the transparent digital structure of public administration, but that on the budget, Italy needs to engage in a positive dialogue with the EU commission.
Echoing Merkel, Rutte said reforms were always good, but that implementing them did not give a state an excuse to increase its deficit beyond what was agreed in the stability and growth pact.
EU officials have already been warning Italy over its planned 2019 budget, which is expected to increase the countrys debt, which currently stands at 133 percent of its GDP and which is the second biggest in the eurozone after Greece. The EU ceiling is 60 percent.
The EU criticism came after Italys populist government, a coalition of the Five Star Movement and League parties, set the 2019 deficit target at 2.4 percent, which spooked investors. The previous government promised to keep the deficit at 0.8 percent next year.
All over-indebtedness is dangerous in my opinion, Austrian prime minister Sebastian Kurz said at the EU summit.
The EU commission has the task of checking if budget plans stick to EU rules.
Conte said on arrival at the EU summit that the budget plans boost welfare spending, cut the retirement age and hike the deficit, and acknowledged they were unlikely to please the commission.
Euro commissioner Pierre Moscovici was in Rome on Thursday to hand a letter raising concerns over the...
When US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew into Riyadh to discuss the disappearance and likely death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia transferred $100m to the State Department for US efforts against the Islamic State (IS) group, the New York Times reported late Tuesday.
While the funding was approved earlier in the summer, critics have viewed the timing of the transfer payment with suspicion.
The timing of this is no coincidence, a US official told the New York Times.
The US State Department envoy for the anti-IS coalition said in a statement on Wednesday that they expected the contribution to be finalised in the fall time frame.
The specific transfer of funds has been long in process and has nothing to do with other events or the secretarys visit, envoy Brett McGurk said.
The White House has not seemed alarmed amid a barrage of questions about Khashoggis disappearance, what Saudi officials know about it and its close ties to Saudi rulers and the countrys powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, in particular.
US President Donald Trump has called for people to give the Saudis the benefit of the doubt, stressing Washingtons business and geopolitical interests in staying close to Riyadh.
Trump tweeted that he spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who totally denied any knowledge of what took place in Istanbul. Trump said MBS told him that he has already started, and will rapidly expand, a full and complete investigation into this matter.
After Pompeos meetings with the king and crown prince on Tuesday, Pompeo said Saudi Arabia has committed to conducting a full investigation.
Asked whether they said Khashoggi was alive or dead, Pompeo said: They didnt talk about any of the facts.
However, various members of the US Congress have been among those expressing outrage over what may have happened to the Washington Post columnist.
We need answers; were not getting them, Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell told Middle East Eye on Wednesday.
Leading members on the Senates Foreign Affairs Committee have also triggered the Magnitsky Act, a US human rights law that compels the president to order an investigation into possible abuses. The law gives Trump 120 days to issue a report on the findings and impose appropriate measures.
Saudi officials have strongly denied any involvement in Khashoggis disappearance and say that he left the consulate soon after arriving. However, they have not presented any evidence to corroborate their claim and say that video cameras at the consulate were not recording at the time.
Early ballots show a massive surge in voting in favor of Republicans, making a huge red wave this November extremely likely. After the shambolic Kavanaugh hearings, the mood with ordinary Americans has significantly shifted against [...]
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Biomedical engineers have successfully 3D printed human ligaments and tendons, giving hope to patients suffering from tears and ruptures.
After two years of intensive research, biomedical engineers have successfully 3D printed the complex structures of human ligaments and tendons.
We are experiencing an ever-increasing level of surveillance over the citizenry, government censorship and closed-door policies, control and manipulation of the media, and a "hardline" shift of all institutions to the left. The institutions I'm referring to specifically are the educational system (better termed a system of indoctrination), the courts, the religious institutions...every one of them are all "leaning" toward (if not striving toward) full blown socialism. Let us recall a key quote: "The goal of Socialism is Communism." - Lenin Just as recently as Tuesday, 10/2/18, we have this stunning announcement as quoted by the Washington Examiner by none other than the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Here's the excerpt: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warned Tuesday the public should steer clear of Russian-owned entities that pose as legitimate news outlets. "I encourage everybody, if you are reading something ... and it suddenly takes you to RT and...
Glenn Simpson - the co-founder of the Fusion GPS research group that commissioned the unverified, Democrat-funded anti-Trump dossier - on Tuesday invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify during an appearance before the House Judiciary Committee. On Capitol Hill, Simpson declined to answer multiple shouted questions from Fox News about his refusal to testify as he arrived to the committee room. But Simpson's lawyer, Joshua Levy, on Tuesday took aim at Republican lawmakers for compelling him to appear. "This committee would make Sen. Joseph McCarthy proud," Levy said. "Like Sen. McCarthy, this committee has largely conducted its business through secret, confidential interviews and depositions, binding witnesses and their counsels into silence while the members walk outside to all of you the media with public and selectively leaked interviews to tell you what they want you to hear."
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein doesn't give many press interviews. But he did, on Wednesday, invite a Wall Street Journal reporter to the Justice Department for what the Journal called an "expansive" conversation. Rosenstein talked about the Robert Mueller Trump-Russia special counsel investigation, calling it "appropriate and independent." He stressed that he serves at the pleasure of the president. He said he tries to avoid media speculation about both the investigation and his job. Rosenstein had time to discuss a lot of things. One thing apparently not mentioned in the interview was the fact that, at that very moment, Rosenstein was putting off appearing before the House Judiciary-Oversight task force that wants to question him, not just about the Trump-Russia investigation, but about reports that he last year suggested wearing a wire to secretly record President Trump in the White House and that he also discussed invoking the 25th Amendment in an effort to remove the...
After a Turkish daily said it obtained a recording from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul related to journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a London-based outlet published an ultra-graphic description of his alleged murder and dismemberment. A three-minute audio recording of Khashoggi's said to reveal what happened to him at the Saudi consulate has been leaked to the Turkish daily Sabah, but the paper has yet to release it. It is said to have been recorded by the journalist's Apple Watch. But the London-based Middle East Eye claims to know what's on the tape citing a source. It alleges the journalist was dragged into a study, where he was dismembered with a bone saw while he was still alive. The source also cites alleged witnesses hearing harrowing screams which only stopped, according to the claims, when the journalist was drugged with an unknown substance.
Tens of civilians have returned to the regions that are under the Syrian Army's control after paying a hefty amount of money to be allowed to leave a US-run refugee camp in al-Tanf in Southern Homs, well-informed sources reported on Tuesday. The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted the sources as reporting that tens of refugees in al-Rukban camp that is near the US-run al-Tanf base at the border with Iraq have fled towards their villages and towns in Eastern Homs. It went on to say that the fleeing refugees have paid $2,000 to the US-backed militants to be allowed to leave the camp and move towards the army positions.
A member of the 15-man team suspected in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has died in an accident back in Saudi Arabia, according to Turkish media, prompting suspicion of a cover up. Meshal Saad al-Bostani, a 31-year-old lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force, is believed to have died in a 'suspicious car accident' in the Saudi capital Riyadh, sources told the Turkish Yeni Safak - the one that earlier covered the shocking details of the murder. A still taken from a Turkish police CCTV video, released by the Sabah newspaper, identified Bostani as he passed through Istanbul's Ataturk airport on October 2. He, along 14 other Saudi citizens allegedly arrived and left Turkey on the same day and are alleged by Turkish police to have tortured and murdered Khashoggi after he entered the Saudi consulate.
Mike Pompeo told Saudi Arabia's crown prince that he had 72 hours to finish his probe into the alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi if he wanted to avoid tarnishing the kingdom's "place on the world stage," according to Axios. The Secretary of State met with Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on Tuesday. According to Axios, Pompeo told Salman during their meeting that the Saudi leader needs to "own" the situation surrounding the alleged macabre murder of Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Pompeo also reportedly warned the crown prince that the timeline for dealing with the scandal is "limited" due to increasing global outrage.
Russian biologists have made a major breakthrough after altering the DNA of human embryos to make them more resilient to HIV. A similar technique can be used on pregnant HIV-positive women to protect unborn babies. A newly released study claims human embryos can become more resistant to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) if they have their DNA hacked in just the right way. Molecular biologists in Moscow say removing a CCR5 receptor (a protein on the surface of white blood cells) from the cells of HIV-positive patients helps their immediate recovery. "Removing the CCR5 receptor or its modifications... have already shown promising results in treating the HIV infection," the study says. It adds that a similar technique can be used on pregnant HIV-positive women to protect their unborn children. CCR5 is the main receptor used by strains of HIV that are responsible for viral transmission.
President Donald Trump has threatened to call in the military to seal off the US' southern border with Mexico, unless Mexico takes action to halt a 'caravan' of migrants making its way to the US from Central America. In a series of tweets Thursday morning, Trump accused the governments of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador of allowing a large 'caravan' of migrants to proceed towards the US unchecked, and hit out at the Democratic party for opposing his own brand of tough border control. Trump also said that he "must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!"
A Soros-funded operative was arrested and jailed on Tuesday after attacking the female campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt. Kristin Davison says she was violently attacked by a Democrat operative for American Bridge [...]
Fuming Tory MPs have reacted angrily to Prime Minister Theresa May's admission that the UK could stay under EU rules "months" after Brexit - with some even telling her she needs to quit as leader over her handling of negotiations. On Thursday morning, May faced reporters after a night of discussions in Brussels with her fellow 27 EU leaders that were intended to try and break the current impasse on Brexit negotiations. She revealed one option that had emerged from last night's talks was an extension of the "implementation [or transition] period for a matter of months," in an effort to break the deadlock over the Irish border issue. The prospect of Brexit being further delayed, with a transition period running into 2021, and with it, potentially further UK payments of 15 billion going into the EU coffers, has infuriated Tory MPs. What will alarm the PM is that it's now not just hardline Brexiteers questioning her leadership. Tory Remainer Nick Boles, a former minister for skills...
In a disastrous one-two punch leading up to the hotly contested midterms the Democratic party demonstrated - quite calamitously - how ill equipped they are toward reclaiming majority party status on Nov. 6. Take two of its top so-called "leaders" U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton. Both did more harm to their party in the past 72 hours than anything Trump has ever tweeted - even at 3 a.m. Warren, long haunted by her dubious claims of Native American ancestry, decided just three weeks out from the election to release a self commissioned DNA test that proved she's no more Native American than the average white American. You read that right. Pocohantas, as the president likes to call her, confirmed what voters with two eyes here in the Bay State have known all along - she's no Indian.
WikiLeaks raised the alarm Wednesday after the top Democrat on the House Foreign Relations Committee sent a letter to Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno pushing him to "hand over" WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the "proper authorities." In a tweet, WikiLeaks complained that Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., sent the letter without a signature from the panel's GOP chairman and noted that it was done just weeks before the 2018 midterm elections. "NEW: Ahead of midterms, ranking Democrat, but not Republican, of House Foreign Relations Committee pressures Ecuador's president @Lenin to hand over @WikiLeaks' publisher @JulianAssange "A dangerous criminal and a threat to global security," the WikiLeaks Twitter account said.
This scenario assumes an even more incredible dimension as it is generated by fake science and doctored data by a tight-knit group of climate scientists internationally that have so polarized scientific discourse that they label fellow scientists who try to argue as not mere global warming skeptics, but rather as Climate Change deniers. What does that bit of neuro-linguistic programming suggest? Holocaust deniers? Talk about how to kill legitimate scientific debate, the essence of true science. Recently the head of the UN IPCC proclaimed, The debate over the science of climate change is well and truly over.
What the UN panel chose to ignore was the fact the debate was anything but over. The Global Warming Petition Project, signed by over 31,000 American scientists states, There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earths atmosphere and disruption of the Earths climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.Chicken LittleThe most interesting about the dire warnings of global catastrophe if dramatic changes to our living standards are not undertaken urgently, is that the dire warnings are always attempts to frighten based on future prediction. Whe...
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, who is also the former OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Leonid Kozhara, has come forward and made a major public declaration which will have profound effects on the historical record and how EU officials will be required to treat the conflict in Ukraine, and the necessity of fulfilling the Minsk II Agreement. Kozhara's statements bring the EU back to the foundational framework of the Normandy Quartet, and away from US interference, which experts agree has been the major factor in the inability of Kiev to create a lasting peace on those terms. Kozhara - whose record ranging from his tenure leading the OSCE and as Ukraine's chief diplomat is impeccable - is clear: from the point of view of international law, the conflict in the east of the country is not international, the concept of "hybrid warfare" must be abandoned, and the Ukrainian government is responsible for non-compliance with the Minsk agreements. Inarguably, in effect Kozhara is...
Two US-led coalition aircraft have bombed Syrian Kurdish forces, disrupting their offensive on Islamic State terrorists, RIA news agency reports. The diplomatic source has called out US' "lack of coordination and professionalism." Two US-led coalition's F-15 fighter jets have mistakenly targeted Kurdish units amid their offensive on the remaining forces of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists in Syria, RIA reported, citing a "military and diplomatic source." It said six people were killed and 15 injured on the Kurdish side. The incident, which took place near the town of Hajin in the Syrian eastern Deir ez-Zor province, did not just disrupt the operation but also reportedly led to numerous defections in the ranks of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Even worse, the terrorists managed to seize some territories in the area, the source added.
A recent Reuters article reveals that ST Engineering has been awarded $5.5 million to install facial recognition street lights in Singapore. ST's smart street lights come equipped with sensors, LED screens and covert cameras already installed. Incredibly, ST claims their spying street lights can bring "healthcare benefits to residents." Just like smart city projects everywhere, Singapore claims that spying street lights "are not built by the government but by all of us - citizens, companies, agencies." And just like Riverhead, New York who claimed that police surveillance drones will revitalize downtown, Singapore claims their spying street lights will "lead to meaningful and fulfilled lives."
A recent Reuters article reveals that ST Engineering has been awarded $5.5 million to install facial recognition street lights in Singapore. ST's smart street lights come equipped with sensors, LED screens and covert cameras already installed. Incredibly, ST claims their spying street lights can bring "healthcare benefits to residents." Just like smart city projects everywhere, Singapore claims that spying street lights "are not built by the government but by all of us - citizens, companies, agencies." And just like Riverhead, New York who claimed that police surveillance drones will revitalize downtown, Singapore claims their spying street lights will "lead to meaningful and fulfilled lives."
Its crunch time for Senate hopefuls, and in competitive races, wealthy candidates are reaching into their own wallets to gain a cash advantage.
Rick Scott leads the self-financing pack in his race to unseat Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). Scott loaned himself a whopping $18 million in the third quarter, bringing his total self-contributions to nearly $39 million this cycle.
This level of self-financing hasnt been seen in a Senate race since 2012 when Linda McMahon now head of the Small Business Administration poured $49 million into her unsuccessful campaign for Chris Murphys Connecticut Senate seat. She spent $100 million between two campaigns for Senate in 2010 and 2012.
Scott, the current Governor of Florida, has self-funded more than 70 percent of his campaign, spending $52 million as of the most recent filing deadline. Hes getting support from New Republican PAC, which has spent $16.8 million opposing Nelson. While Scotts campaign is forbidden from coordinating with the Super PAC, the two are closely-tied.
Nelson, a three-term incumbent, raised $25 million through the first three quarters and has $8.5 million cash on hand. He and Scott are ...
RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - October 18, 2018
(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on intelligence leaks received from several sources which may or may not accurate. Other confirmed sources may also be included in this overview.)
The stock market is on course to implode as planned.
Once the stock markets implodes and the old fiat financial system is broken, the QFS will be brought in and GESARA announced to minimize the impact of public chaos during the transition.
During the transition phase, a private worldwide redemption event (RV) will take place.
This redemption event will allow the opportunity for individuals holding exotic currencies to privately redeem for revalued rates under the QFS.
The redemption event will cause an influx of humanitarians essential to aiding humanity during the transition to implementation of the QFS and GESARA.
Zimbabwe will be the main benefactor of the redemption event and ultimately humanity as the country holds the raw assets required for the QFS to function for future generations.
The timing of the stock market implosion is currently unknown as there is an on-going purge operation on the Cabal that is currently in progress.
The US Federal Reserve and Saudi Arabia are currently in the spotlight for purging and are beginning to feel the heat.
Security experts from ESET published a detailed analysis of a recently discovered threat actor tracked as GreyEnergy, its activity emerged in concurrence with BlackEnergy operations.
ESET researchers have spotted a new strain of malware tracked as Exaramel that links the not Petya wiper to the Industroyer ICS malware.
Experts from ESET speculate the BlackEnergy threat actor evolved into two separate APT groups, namely TeleBots and GreyEnergy.
Following this attack, the BlackEnergy group evolved into at
least two subgroups:
TeleBots and GreyEnergy. reads the report.
The main goal of the TeleBots group is to perform cybersabotage attacks on Ukraine, which are achieved through computer network attack (CNA) operations.
GreyEnergy conducted reconnaissance and cyber espionage activities in Ukraine and Poland, it focused its activities on energy and transportation industries, and other high-value targets.
The APT group leverage the GreyEnergy malware, a malicious code that implements a modular architecture to extend its capabilities by adding the appropriate modules.
Like many complex threats, the GreyEnergy malware has a modular architecture. The functionality of the malware can be easily extended with additional modules. A GreyEnergy module is a DLL file that gets executed by calling the function with the first ordinal. Each module, including the main GreyEnergy module, accepts text commands with various parameters. continues the analysis.
The list of available modules includes components for file extraction, screenshot capturing, keylogging, password, and credential stealing, and of course a backdoor.
Experts pointed out that they havent found modules that specifically target Industrial Control Systems software or devices. ESET pointed out that GreyEnergy operators have been strategically targeting ICS control workstations running SCADA software and servers.
In one case, hackers used a disk-wiping component to disrupt operating processes on the target systems.
GreyEnergy attackers in one case also used a valid digital certificate, likely stolen from Taiwanese company Advantech, to sign a sample.
Twitter will now make it clear as to why a tweet has been removed from its platform. The company wrote in a post on Thursday that tweets removed for violating its rules will display a notice explaining that the deleted tweet was removed for...
Eight out of the 10 Yemenis expelled from Saudi Arabia who were interviewed for this story told MintPress that they were beaten, deprived of food, had their personal property stolen, or faced sexual and physical abuse. SANAA, YEMEN Fifty-year-old Ali al-Za`ali grew up in Yemens Hajjah province. Around 30 years ago at the tender age 
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If any nation attacks Russia with nuclear weapons, Russians are sure to go to heaven, unlike the aggressors, Vladimir Putin has warned. Any aggressor should know that retribution will be inevitable and he will be [...]
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Winston Peters just couldnt help himself. RNZ Morning Report runs a truly bizarre segment of Peters in a standup at Parliament yesterday.
Just listen to the effrontery.https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20181019-0637-jami-lee_ross_saga_a_new_low_-_winston_peters-128.mp3
The media helping him craft the narrative. Via Washington Examiner: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein doesnt give many press interviews. But he did, on Wednesday, invite a Wall Street Journal reporter to the Justice Department for what the Journal called an expansive conversation. Rosenstein talked about the Robert Mueller Trump-Russia special counsel investigation, calling it 
Winston Peters says hes never seen anything like this ever before. Hes right, it is worse than when his tight five shafted him for cushy jobs: Quote: Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand politics has hit a new low in the wake of the Jami-Lee Ross tape saga and his public feud with  The post Like nothing ever seen before appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
A new poll from CNBC predicts a devastating loss for Democrats this November, despite exaggerated claims by Democrat politicians. For the last two years, Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media have been gloating [...]
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We will be ready for larger-scale provocations too. But our answer is very simple if they talk to us through the media, we will respond through the media too, but specifically and in a correct manner, Lavrov said, answering questions from RT France, Paris Match and Le Figaro.
Going further, he said a third world war is an unimaginable scenario, noting that everybody would be sane enough not to let it happen.However, an aggravating factor is the absence of any dialogue between the Russian military and NATO.
Tensions are still high between the two, Lavrov said, citing the recent mid-air incident in which a Spanish fighter jet accidentally released an air-to-air missile during a training mission in Estonian skies. Thank God, there were no casualties, but what if it would have landed on Russian soil? Everything is so close there.
It all comes as the US is updating its nuclear doctrine, the top diplomat stated.
Theyre creating low-power nuclear weapons with a clear intent to potentially use them in combat.
The toxic political climate in European capitals and Washington makes mending ties extremely hard, Lavrov added. While the European Commission remains trapped by countries opposing reconciliation with Russia, the American elites are also fueling tensions. I think its silly to remain hostages to the whim of American lawmakers, he said.
While the West continues to slap Moscow with sanctions and trade cuts, Russias relations with Beijing and other Asian powers are on the rise. We needed to compensate for the low level of economic cooperation with Europe, the foreign minister explained. And we saw growing opportunities for that in China, India...
Dog Poet Transmitting.......
I wonder when God will finally get pissed off? I thought it would happen some while ago. There are many reasons for that. It's not just the possessed and insane. It's the big guns like the governments and media. It's the rogue religions; the ones who sell out their principles to give the impression of tolerance for all kinds of things; things I don't tolerate, in silence that is. Nor am I aggressive to hinder these fools. They are on the road to the destination that their life has shaped for its specific revelations.
The madness is there to be seen. If you can stand in the light of objective awareness, you can see with clarity; see in all its frightening implications. I have links upon links but let these serve for the moment. There may be more but this is not what I came here for.
First my apologies for being so absent in the last couple of months. I have really been going through it. I'll spare you the details, gruesome as they would prove to be. It is all merely changes and that is one of the basic truths of life. We change or we die. Sometimes we change and then die but there is a road of specific change where you do not die in the conventional sense; according to the Bible; we shall not all die but we shall all be changed.
I am grateful now for all that has happened to me, crazy as that might sound but what it has done is to strip away so many of my foolish attachments which... I was unaware of. Never before, except perhaps when I was much younger and consumed with desire for the ineffable have I felt like this, which put me in many a perilous circumstance. The divine is the most important thing in life and is now the centerpiece of mine. I am so grateful!!! It is a bit vertigo enhanced. One must remember to breathe deeply and with an easy flow- remembering that the ineffable is the breath of life. Breathe God in and breathe God out.
Kiev, October 18, 2018--Russian authorities should thoroughly investigate threats made against Russia's independent newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A funeral wreath, a severed goat's head, and threatening notes were sent to the newspaper's Moscow office this week in...
Its a genuine voice and opinion (from the heart)
Legendary physicist Stephen Hawking did not believe in the existence of God, his final book reveals. The posthumous manuscript also delves into alien theories and the dangers of artificial intelligence. More than six months after Hawking passed away at the age of 76, his family have pulled together what they believe to be some of the scientist's most compelling answers to mysteries of the universe. His closing piece provides remarkable insight, outlining black hole theories and his fear that humans could be surpassed by artificial intelligence - a topic he spoke widely on in his final years. In one chapter of "Brief Answers to the Big Questions" Hawking tackles the thorny issue of God and gives a resounding answer. "There is no God. No one directs the universe," he writes. "For centuries, it was believed that disabled people like me were living under a curse that was inflicted by God. I prefer to think that everything can be explained another way, by the laws of nature."
Yesterday I wrote a
post in which I argued that Democrats need to tell voters that
it's dangerous to vote for any Republican. One of the responses in
comments was this:
Makes perfect sense if your sole electoral strategy is to poach moderate Republican voters.But that wouldn't be the main reason to do this. The main reason would be to remind occasional Democratic voters why they always need to turn out.
Long term prison-abolitionist strategies are not necessarily the same as those we'll need to free individual prisoners in the short run. But in Sara and Sens case as in any other, it is important that we have critiques of the oppressive nature of prisons in mind while thinking about the specificity of their context.
Dandelion seeds fly using a method that researchers thought couldn't work in the real world, according to a study published on 17 October in Nature.
When some animals, aeroplanes or seeds fly, rings of circulating air called vortices form in contact with their wings or wing-like surfaces. These vortices can help to maintain the forces that lift the animal, machine or seed into the air.
Researchers thought that an unattached vortex would be too unstable to persist in nature. Yet the light, puffy seeds of dandelions use vortices that materialize just above their surfaces and lift the seed into the air.
A separated vortex ring underlies the flight of the dandelion (DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0604-2) (DX)
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David Suzuki endorses Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, while Hollywood composer David Foster endorses lobbyist Mike Geoghagen Victoria Times Colonist article by Bill Cleverley, page A6 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"
An endorsement from notorious climate alarmist exaggerator Dr. David Suzuki at this critically important time for our planet, is not going to help cornered Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps now.
Shell have a difficult time navigating and pivoting as needed out of her lies, as chronicled by Adam Sterling at CFAX News 1070 AM Radio.
Nor will David Fosters Hollywood lustre help Mike the self-described lobbyist.
While we are all individuals, with our own strengths and weaknesses, it is said that there are a set of spiritual archetypes structural elements of the human psyche upon which our own personality is built. What does this foundation reveal about your true nature?
There is no denying the fact that we live in an incredible world, in which we are each empowered to embrace and express our individuality and unique nature. However, if we are trying to better understand ourselves and the way that we react to situations in our lives, we need to dig down to the basics. The solid foundation underlying your personality, known as your spiritual archetype, can reveal a great deal about the way you act, think and feel on a daily basis.
Have you ever wondered why some situations in life bother you more than those around you? Or why you feel driven to take on specific tasks? This archetype will shed a light on your true motivation. Archetypes are described as systems of readiness for action, and at the same time images and emotions. They are inherited with the brain structure indeed they are its psychic aspect. They describe the way in which we fit into the bigger picture of the universe, providing insight into how we connect with others, and with the planet as a whole.
Archetypes are often used by psychologists to better understand patterns of behavior. While each person may deviate slightly from the initial definition, influenced by our own individuality, they help experts to predict how one may react in a given situation.
For us personally, the ability to understand and predict our reactions will provide us with an opportunity to prepare ourselves. This is particularly important if your natural reaction is an impulsive one that may lead to trouble. Furthermore, they help us to better understand how the world perceives us, which is also an empowering piece of information!
When life is difficult, you see it as a challenge. Standing tall and determined, you run towards danger as opposed to away from it, which can sometimes get you into trouble. While people look up to your courage and bravery, they may also find themselves intimidated by your aggression. Its important to remember that you can be strong without being too rough around the edges. While you often deny your feminine streak, it may actually serve you well to look deep...
Former FBI Agent Terry James Albury (left)
In March, federal criminal charges filed in Minnesota revealed the Justice Department charged Terry James Albury, a former FBI agent who aimed to blow the whistle on the bureaus systemic biases, for leaking a secret document to the media.
On Thursday, Mr. Albury was sentenced to four years in prison with an additional three years of supervised release, reported kstp.
Terry James Albury, a former FBI agent in Minnesota, was sentenced to four years in prison with an additional three years of supervised release on Thursday in U.S. District Court..
Albury admitted that he leaked documents to a reporter from The Intercept, an online news publication. He worked as an FBI Special Agent at the field office in Minneapolis at the time of the disclosure in 2016-2017. He was also working as a liaison with the Department of Customs and Border Protection at MSP International Airport during that same time period.
He was charged with one count of unauthorzed disclosure of national defense information, and one count of retention of national defense information. Albury pleaded guilty in federal court in April of 2018. At the time of his guilty plea, Alburys attorneys released a statement saying Albury was acting out of conscience, and that he felt troubled, alleging racism within the FBI.
Before the judge handed down four year prison sentence, former FBI agent Terry Albury made a final statement: I sincerely wanted to make a difference and never meant to put anyone in danger. He accepted full responsibility. @KSTP pic.twitter.com/oU3It3pHcX
Ryan Raiche (@ryanraiche) October 18, 2018
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The bloodbath isnt over either.
We now have a confirmed Crash signal.
A favorable ruling from the 11th Collegiate Court in Mexico City will now allow the popular streaming device, Roku, to resume sales of its set-top boxes in Mexico in the coming weeks.
Roku devices were prohibited for sale in Mexico back in July 2017 due to a piracy lawsuit filed by TV company Cablevision, the cable TV operator owned by Mexican media giant Televisa. Cablevision took Roku to court alleging that the devices manufactured by Roku were being hacked to allow users to watch pirated channels. However, this ruling has now been overturned and Roku has been declared legal that allows it to enter the streaming market in Mexico once again.
Roku General Counsel Stephen Kay says, Todays decision is an important victory for Roku and its Mexican distributor, Latamel Distribuidora, S. de R.L. de C.V. and Mexican retailers in the legal battle against an improper ban on sales of its popular streaming players in Mexico. We are pleased with the Collegiate Courts decision and look forward to continuing to build Rokus TV streaming business in Mexico.
Also, Roku CMO Matthew Anderson after the latest ruling said, Streaming is the future of TV. It offers a great opportunity for consumers in Mexico by providing more entertainment choices, the ability to watch TV on their schedules and more value for money. We are grateful for our customers in Mexico who, despite the sales ban, continued to stream more and more hours; and for our retail partners and content providers who supported us throughout this past year. We look forward to launching the latest Roku devices in Mexico soon and giving customers an even richer streaming experience.
However, Cablevision also issued a statement warning Roku that it would take further legal action if it found pirate channels appearing on Roku devices in the future. In the event they fail to take due care about carrying unauthorized content, we will continue with legal action such as the dozens of actions that the Mexican Intellectual Property Institute (IMPI) and various judicial, local and federal governments have taken to block pirated sites on Roku, said Cablevision.
Roku devices are expected to become available for sale via distributors including Amazon, Best Buy, Office Depot, Radio Shack, Sears, and Walmart in the coming weeks.
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Igalia's Juan Suarez Romero as the Mesa 18.2 series release manager is putting the finishing touches on the 18.2.3 point release to benefit Steam Play / Proton / Wine games...
Adrian Day: $1,350-1,400 Gold Is Coming Audio Interview from King World News With many people focused on the meltdown in China, one of the greats in the business told King World News that $1,350-1,400 gold is coming. $1,350-1,400 Gold...
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Published October 18, 2018
STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION Last week the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a new voter I.D. law that was aw passed by the GOP controlled North Dakota legislature and signed into law by a Republican governor that says all North Dakota voters must present a personal I.D. card, such as a drivers license or tribal I.D. card, with a physical address on the document.
The problem is tribal citizens who live on Indian reservations do not have a physical addess becasue the U.S. Postal Service never issued to their physical addresses, but only P.O. Box numbers.
With this attempt GOP attempt to suppress the Native vote, the leader of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Chairman Mike Faith, issued the following letter today:
October 18, 2018
Re: All Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Members:
Due to the new North Dakota Voter I.D. requirements, all Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Members, age 17 years and older, can be issued a new Tribal I.D. at the Old BIA Building, in the Enrollment Office, for free of charge. The time frame for free Tribal I.D. Cards is from now until November 6, 2018.
Please take the time to exercise your right to vote on November 6, 2018.
Mike Faith, Chairman
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
KABUL A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire Thursday on participants in a meeting with the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, killing three top southern provincial officials and wounding at least three Americans. But Gen. Austin Scott Miller, the target of the attack claimed by the Taliban, escaped unharmed.
Among those killed in the attack inside the governors compound in southern Kandahar province was the regions top police general, Abdul Raziq, who was seen as the most powerful man in southern Afghanistan.
U.S. military officials confirmed that a U.S. soldier, a contractor and another civilian were wounded in the attack, which occurred shortly after a high-level meeting attended by Miller.
In a news conference later Wednesday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confirmed that Abdul Raziq and the Kandahar provincial intelligence chief were martyred in the attack. He said he has sent security authorities from Kabul to assess the situation.
The Afghan Interior Ministry said the provincial governor, Zalmai Wessa, was wounded in the shooting and was rushed to a local hospital, where he was later reported to have died of his wounds. The ministry said Miller was not hurt and returned to Kabul.
A Taliban spokesman, Qari Mohammad Yusuf Ahmadi, said in an email to journalists that the group carried out the attack and that Miller was among the main targets. Ahmadi asserted that Miller had been killed, a claim also denied by U.S. military officials. He claimed that in addition to Abdul Raziq, whom he described as the savage commander of Kandahar, the dead included Wessa and the Kandahar intelligence chief, Abdul Momin.
Expect delays if you're traveling through Clinton Township today, especially along the westbound lanes of Metro Parkway near Groesbeck. A water main break in the area said to be the cause of an enormous sinkhole along the shoulder of that busy highway. Charlie Langton was live at the scene. Wednesday morning, police were blocking the shoulder as traffic squeezed past the area. Clinton Township police later said the right lane of westbound 16 Mile would be closed west of Garfield road until further notice, as crews work to fix the problem.
The religion of Westerners is basically, a profit money! If they cant make it legally, they will plunder and rob other nations, combining the strength of their weapons, political pressures and economic sanctions, destroying lives of million innocent people, just to seize the new resources. There is no democracy there, but propaganda and the rule of privileged people, secret societies, deep states, Trilateral commission, Bilderberg Group and Zionists. There are no real human rights in Western countries, but artificial promotion of minorities which are used as a hammer to destroy rights of majority in order to intimidate and control them. There are no laws, diplomacy and negotiation in international affairs but military interventions, terrorism, special and proxy wars, violence, inhumane practices like torture, assassinations, and a lot of lies, lies, lies You can call this religion any way you like, but as a Christian, I call it satanism Maybe they dont really worship the devil, not all of them, but in all that they do, they are definitely satanists. Russia has all the resources this greedy machinery needs, and being a good old traditional country with a lot of religious people, but also socialists, communists and conservatives, Russia presents both danger and target for them. They would have attacked Russia long time ago if there werent its nuclear weapons and military strength. Thats why Russia is a hope of humanity, the promise of freedom and liberty for all, and the last obstacle for the total enslavement of mankind. Thats why we stand united for Russia!
Is already gospel. Via Washington Examiner: President Trump on Wednesday called the Associated Press fake news for turning a quote from an interview he gave into a misleading headline. AP headline was very different from my quote and meaning in the story. They just cant help themselves. FAKE NEWS! Trump said on Twitter. In a 
The alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a mass media rollout, every bit as sparsely verified and every bit as questionable as the official Skripal narrative, but this fact is being overlooked due to the cognitive dissonance involved in who is being blamed.
Can family and sexual violence (FSV) be more than the humanitarian concern that we know it to be? The answer is yes. In Papua New Guinea (PNG) FSV has been quantified as a significant cost to business. For example, for one company recently surveyed in Port Moresby the cost was three million kina in one year alone.
One common story is of a person, most often a woman, who experiences family and sexual violence, and is distracted at work, worried about her safety and that of her children. She may miss days at work because of injury or mental stress. She is concerned that disclosing her situation will only create more problems, so she remains silent and is increasingly exhausted from pretending that everything is fine. Her job performance suffers, she is disciplined by her supervisor and this causes even more stress.
Now let us propose a different scenario. The same woman walks into a workplace that is actively committed to providing immediate, practical support to staff. She has access to safety planning, counselling, legal advice and, if required, to a safe haven. She is aware, as are her colleagues, that her company will help her and that there is a safe space to share her situation.
Such is the direction chosen by Bel Isi PNG (Peaceful PNG): to tackle the problem from the angle of the economic impact on the workplace. The initiative has the dual purpose of benefiting both individuals and companies.
Bel Isi PNGs innovation is three-fold. First, it takes a strong partnership approach involving all sectors government, private sector, and community. Second, it increases resources for support through asking companies to pay subscription fees. Finally, it galvanises leadership, both male and female, to prevent violence and improve services. Combined, this model is a world-first public-private partnership to address family and sexual violence.
Bel Isi PNG started with donations a building from Bank of South Pacific to be used as a safe house and an office space from Steamships Trading Co for a case management centre, both in PNGs capital, Port Moresby. The Oil Search Foundation agreed to design, manage and help fund the project, and the Australian Government stepped in with significant financial backing. Since the initiative was launched, G4S a local security firm has donated 24-hour free transport from an unsafe location to a safe one; Nine Mile Farm and Stop and Shop local producers have donated regular food supplies; Brian Bell a local homeware store is giving furniture and cleaning supplies; and PNG Power all of the power. The operation of Bel Isi services by Femili PNG, a PNG NGO, will assist survivors and support the existing network of s...
This series from 2015 is most interesting, even if you do not necessarily accept Bogdanors perceptions and interpretations of the events.
Fedora 29 will not be managing to deliver its final release right on time due to lingering blocker bugs...
National and especially Paula Back Door Bennett decided to get involved in personal stuff. They thought this would end everything. Instead Jami-Lee Ross let them have a day where they thought they had won, and ruined it with a late afternoon tweet. Quote: Rogue MP Jami-Lee Ross has released a text message exchange relating to  The post Nationals had their best shot and failed appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
HOW TO WIN AGAINST THE LEFT WHEN REASON & EVIDENCE FAIL Video Blonde in the Belly of the Beast Video Source
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PORT MORESBY - At independence, Papua New Guinea adopted Christian values from missionaries who said Jesus was our saviour who would provide for us heaven.
Post-independence, the miners and loggers came along with other neoliberal capitalist missionaries from the World Bank, the IMF and other multilateral institutions and told us capitalism was the way to heaven.
Our forefathers believed in the message of Christ and gave their land and resources to the churches.
Today their children believe in capitalist economic development and are giving PNG's land and resources to the capitalists.
Whereas Christian missionaries called for repentance and behavioural change to attain salvation, nowadays we talk of foreign direct investment and economic growth to attain deliverance.
It is these pathological ideologies that shape the mindsets of Papua New Guineans and which we need to rid ourselves of.
Who is to say, for instance, that if are rid of the O'Neill regime that it will be replaced with something better? We once rejoiced when Peter ONeill replaced Michael Somare.
If the mindsets of those who run PNG now, and who will do so in the future are enslaved by pathological ideologies, we will continue to face the same issues.
The challenge now is to change the narrative and articulate an alternative model of development that is relevant to PNG.
Fortunately for PNG, the alternative model was already in existence for 50,000 years before colonisation.
This model is people-centred and based on the strengths of every citizen of this country.
It is a development model articulated in the PNG Constitutions five national goals and directive principles.
For 50,000 years, our societies were able to survive in this land because of the strength and contribution of every member. That is why, at independence, our people stated through the Constitution that empowering eve...
Or are they merely trained?
Every now and then, Ive wondered how people view a person graduating with an engineering degree. Do they generally think that he or she is truly educated, or is this instead someone who has undergone vocational training aimed at a specific job?
I was thinking about this recently when I read an article about why a liberal arts education is more important than ever. This led me to read a number of other essays about the value of a liberal education versus one in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As far as I could tell, virtually all the essays I saw had been written by liberal arts graduates or faculty. Perhaps thats not surprising: They are more inclined to write essays, and understandably may feel defensive about the current emphasis on STEM.
Its not my intention either to advocate STEM or to denigrate liberal arts, but rather to muse about the value of education from my engineers perspective. The two disciplines are increasingly intertwined, in any event. Looking back on my own schooling, I think of all the wasted hours hearing about things that I either failed to absorb or instantly forgot. On the other hand, there were things I learned that would last a lifetime. In my retrospective view of high school, two courses stand out as having been particularly valuable. One was plane geometry, where I learned logical thought and a first appreciation of mathematics beyond the limited world of arithmetic. But the other course was typinga vocational class that taught me a skill that I employ at this moment, so very many years later.
There are also many essays about what it means to be well educated. After browsing a number of them, I saw little agreement in their conclusions. Nonetheless, there were common themes about what subjects should be mastered and what skills learned. Needless to say, I could find no mention of software coding. An emphasis was often placed on the inclusion of what is called in liberal arts critical thinking. I had thought engineers did critical thinking too, but in reviewing the essays I saw that it meant something different than what we engineers do. While we often argue within the bounds of our own technological domain, most definitions of critical thinking stress broader sociological and philosophical considerations.
Perhaps an engineering curriculum is indeed aimed...
Graphene-based remote epitaxy enables inexpensive copying of gallium arsenide and gallium nitride chips
Future high-efficiency solar cells molded to the surface of a car; ultra-small photonics chips; and low-power, long-lasting wearable devices will all require something no ones yet been able to achieve, namely chips made from high-efficiency materials that are flexible, thin and inexpensive to manufacture.
A research group at MIT has announced a couple of developments in recent weeks that bring such a confluence of innovations closer to the achievable. Jeehwan Kims research group announced separately this month in Nature Materials and Science that they can inexpensively mass-produce ultra-thin gallium arsenide and gallium nitride chips as well as a harvest the monolayer materials necessary for manufacturing other 2-D electronics like tiny photonics devices.
We [found] the way to go to expensive semiconducting materials so you can keep producing high-quality, high-performance semiconductors with a cheaper price, says Kim, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at MIT. The bonus is you can have flexible semiconducting devices, and because theyre really thin, you can stack them up.
As Spectrum reported last year, Kims group essentially uses graphene sheets as nano-sized silk screens through which expensively manufactured exotic material-based semiconductors can be laid down.
The recipe: Take a costly, manufactured, ultra-thin film of pure semiconducting material like gallium arsenide and lay a...
Patients read faster using green filters
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Since the 1970s, the US currency has been repeating a 15-year cycle of losses and gains, and the greenback has now entered the phase of declines, Lindahl said.
When investors learn about the 15-year cycle, they are initially skeptical and doubt it exists, the analyst said, as quoted by Bloomberg. If non-US investors dont hedge against the dollar, they could face the riskiest investment climate in 45 years, Lindahl added.
The analyst predicts that the dollar will fall to $2 per euro and 75 yen per dollar by 2024, corresponding to 41 percent and 33 percent losses, respectively. Lindahl notes that the cycle of losses and gains is a usual pattern for economy, investors dont see it when it concerns the dollar.
From the economic standpoint, Lindahl cites the following factors for the greenbacks decline: a likely slowdown in US economic growth that will result in a market slowdown, political turmoil, and the dollars overvaluation on a purchasing-power-parity basis against almost all major currencies.
The dollar has strengthened this year against the euro, trading at $1.1542 on Wednesday compared to $1.25 at the beginning of the year. The US currency has slightly weakened against the yen in the last 12 months.
Treasury secretary also pulls out of Saudi summit
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Taliban takes credit for plot
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Drugs seized at points of entry.
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Every time Nancy Pelosi opens her mouth its just a laugh, because shes so out of touch with reality
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The Nefarium has been busy in Joseph's absence: the CSU was handed its walking papers in the Bavarian state elections in Germany, the AfD (Alternativ fur Deutschland) surged, and Italy is (as predicted) playing hardball with the EU: https://www.strategic-culture.org/new...
This piece originally appeared on antiwar.com.
The absurd hopelessness was the worst part. No, it wasnt the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) blowing limbs off my boys, or the well-aimed gunshot wounds suffered by others; it wasnt even the horror of ordering the deaths of other (enemy) human beings.
No, for a captain commanding 100 odd troopers in Southwest Kandahar province at the height of the Obama surge of 2011, what most struck me was the feeling of futility; the sense that the mission was fruitless operationally, and, of course, all but ignored at home. After a full year of saturating the district with American soldiers, the truth is we really controlled only the few square feet we each stood on. The Taliban controlled the night, the farmlands, the villages. And, back in 2011, well, the U.S. had about 100,000 servicemen and women in country. There are less than 15,000 on the ground now.
Its an uncomfortable, almost un-American, truth there is nothing more that the US military can do for the foundering government of Afghanistan. And, as the war reached a lamentable 17th anniversary last week, now is the time to once again raise the alarm. Fact: this next year, teenagers born after 9/11 will begin to join the military and, eventually, fight in Afghanistan.
As if thats not disturbing enough for the ostensible republic, consider this: the Afghan War is failing, failing worse than ever before. Along each line of effort security, politics, and economics the metrics point downward despite all the blood and treasure already sunk into Americas longest war.
Lets begin with security, arguably the paramount measure of success in any war. For nearly two decades, one US commanding general after another has assured the American public that with just a few extra troops and a little more time he could achieve victory in Afghanistan. The US has tried many approaches: a light footprint counter-terror force (2001-08), a massive surge, or infusion of 100,000 troops (2009-13), and a shift to smaller advise and assist elements training the Afghans (2014-present). Nonetheless, after all that time and effort, the security situation is worse than ever.
National have a number of problems in the Jami-Lee Ross aftermath (or ongoing attack), so Ill put some in one thread. Bridges & Ross horsetrading the value of Indians, Chinese and Filipinos is one of the many dirty aspects of the Nat party saga. We all miss out from this token & opportunistic approach to 
Google, Facebook, Twitter are Fascist Agents of the Military/Security Complex
Boycott Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Heres Why
By Eric Zuesse
The Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) has been building power with Floridas farmworkers for more than 25 years, and is led and governed by farmworkers in the communities in which it works. PAN Senior Scientist Margaret Reeves recently chatted with Jeannie Economos, FWAFs Pesticide Safety and Environmental Health Project Coordinator.
The Farmworker Association of Florida started in 1983 in response to a huge freeze. Central Florida was dominated by citrusit was very rural with very few resources for farmworkers, who were suddenly out of work. Growers were compensated for the crop loss, but workers were not. The United Farm Workers helped workers self-organize for unemployment disaster compensation in Groveland.
Farmworker Association of Central Florida was thus formed by Tirso Moreno, an orange worker at the time, together with Sister Gail Grimes and three other nuns. In 1986 the Association was incorporated in nearby Apopka, changing its name to the Farmworker Association of Florida in 1992.
This 18 October 2018 music video from Britain is a parody of The Sound of Silence, by Simon and Garfunkel.
It says about itself:
Salman & Trumpfunkel Saud of Silence
LYRICS: Salman: Hello Donald, my ally
Trumpfunkle: So great to be here, Saudi guy
Salman: Id like to buy more of your weapons
So we can go and use them in Yemen
But theres just one thing that I need you to help me with
Trumpfunkle: Sure, what is it?
Salman: I need a vow of silence
You see, I killed this journalist
Because I just couldnt resist
Trumpfunkle: Oh yeah, you know I really hate those guys
They write fake news about my Russia ties
Salman: Then we agree dissentShould be muscularly suppressed
Dont need free press
I need a Saud of silence
Trumpfunkle: Hey Saudi guy, Ive got a plan
To force regime change in Iran
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said today that the Trump administration has decided he will not be attending a key investment conference in Saudi Arabia in light of the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Mnuchin is the latest in a string of government leaders and Wall Street executives to drop out of the conference, dubbed Davos in the Desert. Turkish investigators believe Khashoggi was killed by Saudi operatives inside a diplomatic compound in Istanbul.
It is reported that one of the women alleging harassment by ex MP Jami-Lee Ross may be involved in a confidentiality agreement with the National Party. I dont think we should rush to conclusions here. But appears this is exactly what the media has done, without considering the impact on the victim of them flying 
For many years, quantum computers were not much more than an idea. Today, companies, governments and intelligence agencies are investing in the development of quantum technology. Robert Knig, professor for the theory of complex quantum systems at the TUM, in collaboration with David Gosset from the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo and Sergey Bravyi from IBM, has now placed a cornerstone in this promising field.
Guest post by: Ted Malloch author of The Plot to Destroy Trump
On November 6th which will it be?
Does America want more Jobs or rule by Mobs?
The choice is yours to make.
Will we keep Republicans in charge?
Usher in a dangerous replacement by Democrats who want to end the high road and according to Obama Attorney General Eric Holder; kick them when theyre down.
And he was US Attorney General, the chief law officer, under Obama.
The choice could not be clearer.
The Democrat elite wants globalism, open borders, an end to the Second Amendment, more taxes, Obamacare, and an IMPEACHMENT of President Trump.
We have witnessed their mobocracy over the past few weeks.
Spew hate, lambaste the rule of law, scream and spit in the face of legitimately elected political leaders, deface public statues, fight on the streets inciting civil unrest, push people out of restaurants and public spaces, and do maximum damage to any persons and their private property with whom you disagree. They shot and tried to kill a Republican Congressman playing baseball.
On CNN apparently they dont like the M word.
That is for Mob.
The Democrat policy has transmuted into a desperate form of mobocracy.
Hillary Clinton herself has called for incivility!
Mobocracy is defined in the dictionary as: a political system in which a mob is the source of control; government by the masses.
First used in 1754, this phrase arose in New York City over the coinage revolt.
The term has stuck.
When we see a mob, violence is soon to follow. Reason is dispensed with and anger and hate prevail.
Politics by mob leads to things like the reign of terror in revolutions, assassinations, barricades, lynchings, witch-hunts and the end of civil society.
Democrats are now on the side of disorder, physical violence and warfare against their opponents.
Mind you, and ironically, this is hardly democratic.
If the Dems take control of the Congress in a few short weeks we can expect more and more of the same and an escalation of the means of mass unrest.
This is not peaceful, registered and measured protest, which is a protected right.
In the coming months, we will see the commencement of a movement to impeach Trump and who knows whom else?...
When the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed, Republicans celebrated with beers in the White House Rose Garden. President Trump promised help for financially struggling Americans, saying, Congress has reached an agreement on tax legislation that will deliver more jobs, higher wages and massive tax relief for American families and American companies.
But as a new, remarkably honest video by Abigail Disney, filmmaker, activist and heiress to the Walt Disney fortune shows, its not the American family struggling to put food on the table and pay rent that will benefit from these tax cuts.
Greetings from the 1%, Disney begins the video. [W]e in the 1% got a great Christmas present last year, she says, I dont know if you rememberit was called a very big tax break.
I didnt need it, Disney continues, but the Republicans gave it to me anyway. And I hear [that] if the Republicans do well in these midterms, they want to give me another one; an even bigger one, in fact.
Lawmakers promised higher wages and job security for the middle class. Instead, she says, the rich got money they didnt need, which they are spending on new yachts and other luxury items.
If the Republicans retain control of Congress in November, Disney warns, theyll only go further:
So anyway, 1%-ers are doing better than they ever have been doing, and guess what? You are paying for all of it.
Watch the video below:
This Disney heiress is here to tell you exactly what the 1% did with Trumps tax cutsNowThis (@nowthisnews) October 12, 2018
Spoiler: They didnt create more jobs and increase salaries pic.twitter.com/8Ou21x1GMG
Memes may be contributing to the U.K.s teenage obesity crisis and normalizing online "trolling, body shaming and bullying" a group of British researchers told lawmakers in the U.K."A substantial number of individuals on Twitter share health-related...
Its Saudi Arabias Turn to Feel the
OCTOBER 17, 2018
Until a few weeks ago, all eyes were set on Israels post-mortem diplomacy with Russia in the aftermath of its sneak attack on Syria, which resulted in the untimely deaths of 15 Russian personnel onboard a surveillance aircraft. Now, it is Saudi Arabias turn to formulate a good public relations plan to mitigate the effects of the Khashoggi murder fiasco.
Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi (Arabic: Jaml Khshuqj, Hejazi: [amal aoi], born 1958 disappeared 2 October 2018) was a Saudi journalist,author, and the former general manager and editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel. He also was editor for Saudi newspaper Al Watan, turning it into a platform for Saudi progressives.
Khashoggi fled Saudi Arabia in September 2017. He said that the Saudi government had banned him from Twitter and later wrote newspaper articles critical of the government. Khashoggi has been sharply critical of Saudi Arabias crown prince,...
Britains international trade secretary Liam Fox has pulled out of next weeks Davos in the Desert summit in Riyadh amid increasing allegations that Saudi Arabia murdered leading dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
A government spokesman confirmed the development saying: The Secretary of State for International Trade has decided the time is not right for him to attend the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh on 23 October. The UK remains very concerned about Jamal Khashoggis disappearance.
We encourage Turkish-Saudi collaboration and look forward to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia conducting a thorough, credible, transparent, and prompt investigation, as announced. Those bearing responsibility for his disappearance must be held to account.
With todays announcement, Britain has joined the list of other high-profile bankers, business chiefs and ministers who are also shunning the economic summit amid widespread concern about the fate of a journalist.
Journalist Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, where Turkish officials allege he was killed. Saudi Arabia, however, denies any allegation.
French finance minister Bruno Le Maire also told media that he will not go to Riyadh next week, adding: For the moment there are serious facts here, the full light must be shone on this affair and so I will not go to Riyadh.
The Wentworth by-election has been dominating the news for weeks, as if its the be all and end all of everything. In truth, it is far from this. It has attracted unusual attention, because this was the seat of recently deposed prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, and it may even be lost to the Liberal Party.
There is a certain importance in that the Morrison government may lose its one seat majority, and this will add to the considerable factional warfare and instability already existing.
From this point of view, the loss of the seat to the Liberal Party would be the best outcome for Australia. It will help pave the way for the downfall of the government, and this is something Australia seriously needs at this juncture.
Even this, is a short-term need. More important is where we are heading to. In a way, all the attention over Wentworth, has mostly turned away from this and set within boundaries around personalities and relative trivialities. A vision to where Australia should be heading is missing.
The field of 16 candidates is a statement on the state of Australian politics today. Disillusionment with political institutions traditional parties and politicians in general continues to grow.
Australia needs an alternative answer to the neoliberal economics, the lack of compassion for others and erosion of democratic rights that have been the hallmarks of government for far too long. In this, there is a desire for something different.
A big part of the reason for the limitation of the coverage, is the narrow scope for debate provided by the highly monopolised media in Australia. In Murdoch land there is little scope for new progressive ideas. This is something that really needs to be sorted out.
Far too many politicians have been sucked into the game and are too afraid to stray from the script. When sticking to the script promises personal rewards, it provides little comfort for everyone else. This is not an environment that easily generates leadership with the courage to forge a new direction.
Australia needs to build a vision, which is of a society that strives to build equality and empowers people.
This means building democracy. Not merely in terms of everyone being allowed to cast a ballot every few years. But a society where everyone has a voice in every aspect of life. It means an effective voice in the workplaces and neighbourhoods in which we live and an inclusive media. The decisions are no longer left in the boardrooms of big corporations. This is a society where everyone is properly rewarded for their contribution and all have freedom from poverty, adequate housing, equal, affordable and first rate health and education, which are the means for a decent life and to participate in mee...
Human 2.0 Is Almost Here: The Transhumanism
Agenda Just Went Mainstream
OCTOBER 14, 2018
Activist Post Editors Note:
As we wrote about in 2013, Medical Nanobots Will Connect Brain to Cloud Computing, the emergence of DNA nanobots and nanocomputing has been paving the way to reverse engineer the human brain. As Transhumanist Ray Kurzweil detailed at the time, Human Body 2.0 would accelerate toward becoming a full-fledged reality sometime around 2020:
In the coming decades, a radical upgrading of our bodys physical and mental systems, already underway, will use nanobots to augment and ultimately replace our organs. We already know how to prevent most degenerative disease through nutrition and supplementation; this will be a bridge to the emerging biotechnology revolution, which in turn will be a bridge to the nanotechnology revolution. By 2030, reverse-engineering of the human brain will have been completed and nonbiological intelligence will merge with our biological brains.
Melissa and Aaron Dykes have also been at the forefront of warning about the arrival of Transhumanism (or augmented humanity if you prefer). A new Forbes article covers the concept of Human Body 2.0 now that we are on the precipice of its arrival. However, instead of a warning about the technology itself, they ask the (rhetorical) question: Will you evolve with the times? Melissa details exactly what this evolution is intended to look like, as well as looking back at the various steps taken to get us into the predicament in which we find ourselves.
Why is Transhumanism entering the mainstream right now?
Is The Federal Reserve Trying To Sabotage Trump?
Dow Jones Industrial Average at 367.68 (1.43%) 19.36 GMT
Could it be possible that the Federal Reserve is attempting to influence the outcome of the upcoming midterm elections? Just weeks before Americans will go to the polls, the Fed has been making headline after headline with talk about interest rate hikes. And they very well understand that interest rate hikes will rattle investors and slow down the economy. In fact, every Fed rate hiking cycle since 1957 has ended in either a stock market crash or a recession. So could the Federal Reserve be doing this on purpose in order to sabotage Donald Trump and the Republicans? Nobody is really asking this question, but perhaps we should be.
For a while there it looked like a good rally was cooking on Wall Street, but then news about future Federal Reserve interest rate hikes sent stocks tumbling on Wednesday
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell Wednesday in volatile trading after a summary of the Federal Reserves most-recent meeting showed the central bank was leaning toward more rate hikes moving forward.
The 30-stock index dropped 91.74 points to 25,706.68 as sharp losses in IBM offset strong gains in Goldman Sachs. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite closed just below the flatline at 2,809.21 and 7,642.70, respectively.
And the Federal Reserve is also being identified as the reason why Asian stocks tumbled overnight
Stocks in Asia were broadly lower on Thursday morning, as a Fed report hints at more rate hikes ahead.
The Greater China markets were in largely negative territory in early trade. The...
The busy release date continues with Mozilla/Xiph.Org announcing the release of the Opus 1.3 audio codec...
Extreme weather conditions are expected across the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands from October 18 - 21, 2018. The event follows devastating floods that claimed 13 lives in Mallorca and another 13 in neighboring France over the past couple of days. There...... Read more
Jair Bolsonaro launches his presidential candidacy, July 2018. Image by Fernando Frazo / Agncia Brasil. With little more than a week to go until a runoff election, far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro who has affirmed his intention to withdraw Brazil from the Paris Climate Agreement continues to be the rising political star in the worlds eighth biggest economy, and the nation that stands as guardian to a major portion of the Amazon, the globes largest remaining rainforest. Not only did Bolsonaro win 46 percent of the vote in the first electoral round on 7 October, compared to 29 percent for second place PT Party candidate Fernando Haddad, but Bolsonaros previously insignificant PSL Party rocketed from a single member elected in 2014, to 52 new federal deputies and four senators. Those ultra-right PSL representatives, combined with the members of the bancada ruralista (the agribusiness and mining lobby in Congress), are likely to give the new president sweeping support in the legislature. Bolsonaro received the most votes in 17 Brazilian states, including eight within Legal Amazonia, while Haddad won in nine states, eight in the northeast and just one in the Amazon (Par state). Analysts say that the odds of Haddad defeating Bolsonaro are remote. Since Brazils re-democratization in 1985, no presidential candidate has managed to win a second round after being left behind in the first. Polling projections last week put Bolsonaro ahead this week with 58 percent of the vote, a 16-point lead over Haddad. A new poll
HANOI Cambodia has asked Interpol to investigate Vietnam after accusing its neighbor of knowingly accepting fraudulent permits for rare, illegally logged rosewood timber for transport across their shared border. Siamese rosewood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis) is one of the most valuable species of tree in the world to timber criminals. A single cubic meter can sell for as much as $5,000 in Cambodia, although that amount goes up significantly once its smuggled into Vietnam or China. The potential illegal profits are tantalizing: a single, ornately carved bedpost has been known to sell for as much as $1 million in Shanghai. Even after Cambodia banned logging of the rare and protected tree in 2013, stocks of the species have been devastated across the border with Vietnam by an insatiable industry. In 2017, Cambodia submitted letters to the U.N.s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which reveal how government officials requested Vietnam take action against the logging. Ty Sokhun, head of Cambodias CITES Management Authority, said in a letter to the U.N.s International Environment House in October 2017 that Vietnam continued to allow the entry into the country of rosewood, repeatedly referencing CITES permits, notwithstanding that they had been previously informed on several occasions of the illegality of those permits. Jago Wadley, senior forests campaigner with the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), said that although there were likely to have been errors on both sides, Vietnam appeared to be at fault on this occasion. Ultimately a state
Five communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the more than 10,000 residents who call them home, now have legal control of the forests on which they depend. This month, government officials in DRCs Equateur province signed off on applications by communities to manage sections of the countrys forests, covering about 300 square kilometers (116 square miles). A forest official from Equateur province presents community forest documents to the residents of the village of Bosende, DRC. Image courtesy of RFUK. If community forestry in DRC is to succeed, it must be done by and for communities themselves, Julien Mathe, director of the NGO Group dAction pour Sauver lHomme et son Environnement (GASHE), said in a statement. We hope that the communities weve supported will serve as a model for others throughout the country. The concessions are the first to be granted to communities that are part of a pilot project by GASHE and the London-based Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK), supported with funding from the U.K. Department for International Development. The aim is to leverage community forestry programs to both tackle poverty and safeguard the DRCs rainforests. Around half of the DRCs 81 million people rely on the countrys extensive forests totaling about 1 million square kilometers (386,000 square miles). Women in Equateur gather resources from the forest. Image courtesy of RFUK. Though the DRCs deforestation rates arent at the levels measured in Southeast Asia or the Amazon, recent research has shown that the need for more agricultural land
The Serpents Promise: The Oldest Exchange
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Sorcerers say death is the only worthy opponent we have. . . . Death is our challenger. . . . Life is the process by means of which death challenges us. . . . Death is the active force. Life is the arena. And in that arena there are only two contenders at any time: oneself and death. . . . We are passive. . . . If we move, its only when we feel the pressure of death. Carlos Castaneda, The Power of Silence
Anyone who has smoked DMT knows why Terence McKenna called it white knuckle stuff. One puff on a pipe and the experiencer is thrown in the time it takes to inhale and exhale a lungful of smoke into another world in which no familiar features remain. It is a world stranger and more outlandish than anything our wildest dreams or nightmares could ever conjure. It is also a world that is inhabited and most disconcerting of all still the inhabitants are focusing their attention on us. The abyss gazes also. Smoking DMT is like being turned inside out: not only is the true nature of reality exposed to us, but, in that same instant, we are also exposed to it. There is literally no place to hide on a DMT trip, because the Universe is fiercely and unfathomably alive, and it is right under our skins. Anyone who has smoked DMT once, and who knows therefore what to expect, will have to push his courage to the sticking place the next time he volunteers to say bye-bye to Kansas. The main consolation for the white-knuckled DMT-smoker is the knowledge that even the most intense trip only lasts from 5 to 15 minutes. What sort of courage would it require to smoke DMT knowing it was a one-way trip, that our consciousness was about to be cannonballed into the Imaginal realms for the rest of eternity? Would anyone be able to hold their pipe steady knowing that?
What follows in this article is not based on hard science or accepted facts about brain or body chemistry and entheogens. It is a mixture of personal experience, deductive reasoning, and something I can only...
Ubuntu has announced the release of its latest version, 18.10 (or "Cosmic Cuttlefish"). It has lots of updated packages and such, and is available in both a desktop and server version; there are also multiple flavors that were released as well. More information can be found in the release notes. "The Ubuntu kernel has been updated to the 4.18 based Linux kernel, our default toolchain has moved to gcc 8.2 with glibc 2.28, and we've also updated to openssl 1.1.1 and gnutls 3.6.4 with TLS1.3 support. Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS brings a fresh look with the community-driven Yaru theme replacing our long-serving Ambiance and Radiance themes. We are shipping the latest GNOME 3.30, Firefox 63, LibreOffice 6.1.2, and many others. Ubuntu Server 18.10 includes the Rocky release of OpenStack including the clustering enabled LXD 3.0, new network configuration via netplan.io, and iteration on the next-generation fast server installer. Ubuntu Server brings major updates to industry standard packages available on private clouds, public clouds, containers or bare metal in your datacentre."
Meshal Saad al-Bostani, a 31-year-old lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force, is believed to have died in a suspicious car accident in the Saudi capital Riyadh, sources told the Turkish Yeni Safak the one that earlier covered the shocking details of the murder.
A still taken from a Turkish police CCTV video, released by the Sabah newspaper, identified Bostani as he passed through Istanbuls Ataturk airport on October 2.
He, along 14 other Saudi citizens allegedly arrived and left Turkey on the same day and are alleged by Turkish police to have tortured and murdered Khashoggi after he entered the Saudi consulate.
The unconfirmed death of Bostani has already prompted accusations on social media that a cover up was underway by those who orchestrated Khashoggis disappearance.
by Robert A. Nelson
O Future, how do we know Thee ? Let me count the ways: Aeromancy, alectryo-, alcuro-, alphito-, anthraco-, arithmo-, etc. -- some 72 mancies are listed in Roget's Thesaurus (543.15, Forms of Divination) , plus astrology, augury, dowsing, phrenology, palmistry, dreams, and more et ceteras.
As humanity slouches toward Bethlehem, Mecca, or Wherever in search of redemption, we predict the future with every move we make. For example, it's a lucky guess when you hazards that nobody will run the red light while your body is in the crosswalk. If you do get hit, perhaps it's because you ignored or misread the psychic warning.
The form of guesswork known as "prophecy" usually (or at least often) has religious associations. Most Westerners are familiar with Bible prophecy, which is ubiquitous in Europe and the Americas, and wellknown everywhere else. It obviously drives the death wish of many millions of people who otherwise appear to be averagely "sane".
The Hindu, Buddhist, Zoroastran, Baha'i and other religions of the Far East also have accumulated a considerable corpus of communiques from the future. Most of them present an ugly prospectus with a hopeful, miraculous positive outcome, thanks to individual and collective enlightenment and leadership, and super-heroic saviors.
The Japanese yearn for the arrival of Miroku Bants / Rigden Japo. The Altai call him the White Burkhan and Oirot (Messenger). Hindus anticipate the advent of the Kalki Avatar and Maitreya. Zoroastrans call him Saohsyant. Tibetans expect Gessar Khan to save them from China.
On the Federalist Radio Hour, Investigative Reporter Sara Carter discusses how the trafficking of narcotics has become a national security threat.
It has never been easier to put a microcontroller and other electronics into a simple project, and that has tremendous learning potential. But when it comes to mechanical build elements like enclosures, frames, and connectors, things havent quite kept the same pace. Its easier to source economical servos, motors, and microcontroller boards than it is to arrange for other robot parts that allow for cheap and accessible customization and experimentation.
Thats where [Andy Forest] comes in with the Laser Cut Cardboard Robot Construction Kit, which started at STEAMLabs, a non-profit community makerspace in Toronto. The design makes modular frames, enclosures, and basic hardware out of laser-cut corrugated cardboard. Its an economical and effective method of creating the mechanical elements needed for creating robots and animatronics while still allowing easy customizing. The sheets have punch-out sections for plastic straws, chopstick axles, SG90 servo motors, and of course, anything thats missing can be easily added with hot glue or cut out with a knife. In addition to the designs being open sourced, there is also an activity guide for educators that gives visual examples of different ways to use everything.
Cardboard makes a great prototyping materia...
Too many allegations without due process taking place. Via Daily Wire: The #MeToo movement was supposed to increase awareness of the supposed danger and oppression American women face constantly. Instead, the movement, which demands men be ruined on mere allegations alone and suggests no allegation is false or exaggerated, seems to have made Americans more 
Max Keiser & Trace Mayer: Chinas Tiny Chip? Or anti-China Plan? Video RT In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the bombshell Bloomberg investigation which found industrial scale espionage by China against some of the...
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The Power of Imagined Threats and Projected Vitriol by Rory The Daily Coin We have been documenting the violence that has been unleashed by the so-called progressives. In our latest piece we reviewed a couple of the starting points...
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Kate Mannes Down Girl describes the origins of a punitive social system that keeps women in their place by rewarding compliance and punishing resistance.
The #MeToo movement has brought unprecedented attention to sexual harassment and assault. Its revealed just how many women feel besieged by sexually predatory behaviorespecially in the workplace. The wave of women coming forward has shown that sexual harassment is the rule in many institutions.
And #MeToo has only revealed a small piece of a much larger problem. Although the most high-profile #MeToo stories have focused on celebrities or executives, most victims are disproportionately young, low-income, and minority women. Also less evident in the #MeToo movement have been cases of sexual violence: where shaming, trolling, threats, and unwelcome advances have given way to rape, physical violence, and even forms of tortureof which choking is the most common.
In its most extreme cases, it can literally be a matter of life and death, and yet sexual harassment and violence remain largely hidden by an elaborate system of denial, gaslighting, and retraction of accusations by women. Meanwhile, unrepentant abusers are often comforted or excused while victims are blamed.
How did we get here? Moral philosopher Kate Mannes book, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny, helps explain. Thanks to Manne, the undue comfort that men receive now has a name: Its called himpathy. And, together with how she defines misogyny, Manne provides a useful framework for understanding not just the present #MeToo moment, but what came before.
For Manne, misogyny is not simply men who hate women. Thats far too simplistic, she says. Rather, its a far-reaching, punitive social system that keeps women in their place by rewarding
Himpathy, a term destined to become part of the feminist vocabulary, names a problem previously unrecognizedand perhaps thats the first step in solving it. Manne defines himpathy as the excessive sympathy sometimes shown to male perpetrators of sexual violence, in the attempt to preserve their reputation, power, or status. Accused men, especially those with privilege, are broadly treated with deference by the media and the public, and if theyre brought to court are given lenient...
The government didnt give up on me. It has actively saved and assisted me, giving me free food, accommodation and education. In China they call it a political camp but really it was a prison in the mountainsIn the end, all the officials had one key point. The greatness of the Chinese Communist Party, the Continue reading "Re-Education Through Labour: Chinas Uighur Internment Camps"
Longtime Ubuntu/Linux PC vendor System76 has been teasing their efforts around an open-source computer and other open-source hardware efforts now that they are in the home stretch of setting up their own US-based manufacturing facility. Some new details on their initial aspirations are now out there.
The open-source computer speculations have fueled speculation quite wide ranging from some thinking system76 is working on RISC-V or ARM designs to others thinking they may be doing a Coreboot effort for Intel x86 CPUs Harris Kenny of system76 shed some light on their open-source hardware journey a few days back on Twitter. System76 founder Carl Richell also chimed in with some additional details.
A loud boom was heard in Sweetwater. Around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, people heard a loud boom that shook houses. The police department also heard the boom, but dispatchers said they have not gotten any calls that would indicate what caused it. The only calls the fire department has gotten is from people asking about the boom. We can confirm the cause was not an earthquake. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the closest earthquake today was a thousand miles away in Mona, Utah -- south of Salt Lake City.
If youre a Friend of the IAS ($1750/year and up), you were invited to a talk last night, at which IAS member Thomas Rudelius promised to explain to you How to Test String Theory. The video of the talk is now available here.
After a long introduction involving large amounts of misleading hype, Rudelius in the last couple minutes finally gets to the promised explanation of How to Test String Theory. What is it? Its his discovery that some versions of axion cosmology are incompatible with the Weak Gravity Conjecture, and thus conjecturally incompatible with string theory.
I assume that the IAS Friends in attendance, besides being financially well off, are also not so dim-witted that they wouldnt notice that theyd been had (theres no evidence for axion cosmology, so conjectures about whether or not various axion cosmology models are consistent or not with string theory are completely irrelevant to testing string theory). Any questions asked after the talk didnt make it to the video, so its unclear if anyone bothered to complain about what had just been done to them.
One of Australias greatest rock band, Midnight Oil. In terms of thinking mans Australian rock bands it is the greatest. Nick Cage is another.
In terms of stadium popular rock, AC-DC is the greatest Australian rock band, and rated the top in the world in that genre.
True facts about Vitamin C:
Its hydrophilic and readily soluble. It can also be absorbed through the skin.
Vitamin C inhibits pro-inflammatory cytokines, so you will sometimes see it in creams and patches to treat conditions like acne.
It is unstable and degrades rapidly on exposure to light.
Vitamin C has some downsides in topical application: it can discolor the skin (the effective molecule (LAA)is transparent, but it breaks down rapidly to DHAA, which is ineffective and yellowish, and it can cause skin dryness.
The dose makes the poison: taking over 100 times the recommended daily dose causes cellular apoptosis and is toxic. Its really, really hard to take that much Vitamin C.
That mostly sounds great, doesnt it? It is an essential vitamin, its good for you, and it has a really good safety profile. Its easy to get the required dosage from a healthy balanced diet, so, honestly, taking megadoses does nothing, no harm and no advantage, and only, as they say, helps you make more expensive pee.
But you know whats totally pointless? This new product of selling people Vitamin shower filters. You attach it to your shower head, and then get an extremely dilute solution of Vitamin C topically applied, most of which then runs off into your sewer. If the dose makes the poison, its also the case that you need a minimally effective dose to get the benefit, and this mainly looks like a new way to get money to bleed out of your wallet. Have an orange, eat some strawberries or broccoli, all far more effective at getting the vitamins you need.
If you want to remove chlorine, these filters simply cant do the job youd have to reduce the flow rate to a trickle, optimistically. Theyre a scam. They take a little bit of truth and amplify it non-quantitatively and with no empirical analysis, and try to sell it to you with phony promises. Dont fall for it...
On The AM Show,yesterday morning, Garner spoke with David Farrar, video here, substance below
New Zealand finally has a political scandal worthy of Australian politics, according to blogger David Farrar.
The Jami-Lee Ross affair reached boiling point this week, with Mr Ross accusing National Party leader Simon Bridges of breaking the law, and releasing a recording in which they discuss donations, f**king useless MPs and whether it would be better to have more Chinese or Indians standing for Parliament.
In turn, National booted Mr Ross out of the party, and on Thursday morning Newsroom published allegations from four women, accusing Mr Ross of using brutal sex and intimidation in his lust for power and control.
Mr Farrar, a long-time ally of the National Party, told The AM Show on Thursday the claims and counter-claims have been incredibly explosive.
Earlier in the week I compared this to a typical Tuesday in Australian politics. But I think this is now actually going to exceed the worst of Australian and British politics. It just keeps growing.
Most shocking is the timing of it all only a year into Opposition when the party remains the most-popular in the country.
Youd sort of understand this if they were in their seventh year in Opposition in the mid-20s, like Labour did. You have to give Labour credit they only did stuff this stupid when they were desperate.
He thinks Mr Bridges job as leader might have been saved by Newsrooms bombshell report.
The last thing [National MPs] want to do is be seen to be rewarding Jami-Lees tactics. But also, politics is about electability. Any party that goes through a period of damage and someones trying to take out the leader, it does do damage.
Any caucus, whether its Labour, National, Greens maybe not NZ First at some stage if they feel, Shit, we cant win with this guy, they may make a change. But in the short-term, theres absolutely nothing there.......
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NAFTA 2.0 Text AnalysisCongress will vote on this agreement next year, providing Democrats with one more opportunity to show millennials that the Democratic Party is worth supporting in 2020. (Nancy Pelosi, take note: you'll want to oppose this deal.)
How does NAFTA 2.0 text measure up against the essential changes we have demanded to stop NAFTAs ongoing damage?
After a year of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations, the September 30 publication of a revised text revealed some improvements that progressives have long demanded, damaging terms we have long opposed and important unfinished business.
This NAFTA 2.0 text is not the transformational replacement of the corporate-rigged trade-pact model that we have demanded. But if we fight to get swift and certain enforcement of the pacts new labor standards and achieve some other key improvements then the final package Congress will vote on early next year could stop some of NAFTAs continuing, serious damage to people across North America.
Phase II of the battle to replace NAFTA and stop its ongoing job-killing, wage-crushing, environment-trashing destruction starts now!
The Jami-Lee Ross saga has raised to issue of whether candidates can influence candidate selections with donations. I think that Colin Craigs and Gareth Morgans money may have influenced their candidacy, but they are extreme examples. It is difficult separating financial interests from political interests these days. Prospective candidates wanting to stand especially for National 
From Gold To Bitcoin: The Evolution Of Money By Michael Kern Safe Haven Time and time again, gold naysayers have gone to great lengths to dispel its value. You cant eat gold, they would say. This was, apparently, proof that gold...
That a free press underpins British democracy is an enduring myth that has been allowed to go unchallenged, up there with unicorns and the Loch Ness Monster. Because if a clutch of right-wing reactionary billionaires owning the bulk of a nation's major newspaper titles and media constitutes a free press, the word 'free' has been stripped and shorn of all meaning. Yet, while the aforementioned - let's be kind here - 'anomaly' has long been understood by anyone of adult years with the ability to put their underpants on the right way round in the morning, the extent to which the British establishment press and media has been penetrated by intelligence services and acts as a conduit for their agenda is less well known.
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Former FBI lawyer James Baker appeared on Capitol Hill earlier Thursday for the second time to testify about Rosensteins plan to wear a wire and and the use of FISA warrants to oust President Trump from office.
Rep. Meadows emerged from the testimony Thursday calling for Rosenstein to resign immediately.
MEADOWS: Based on additional information weve learned over the last week, it is clear Rod Rosenstein should resign immediately.
He has not cooperated with Congress, failed to be transparent about his actions, and shown a lack of candor in the way hes characterized a number of events.
Based on additional information we've learned over the last week, it is clear Rod Rosenstein should resign immediately.
He has not cooperated with Congress, failed to be transparent about his actions, and shown a lack of candor in the way he's characterized a number of events.
Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) October 18, 2018
Rod Rosenstein was a no-show for an interview with Congress last Thursday and he continues to defy investigators requests for McCabes memos.
James Baker previously told Congressional investigators that Rosensteins plot to wear a wire and oust Trump from office was not a joke as the DAG claimed.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year spoke with DOJ and FBI officials about wearing a wire and secretly recording President Trump to be able to build a case that Trump is unfit to hold office.
DAG Rosenstein began plotting Trumps removal shortly after FBI Director Comey was fired, The New York Times...
Washington, D.C. - Shortly after Elizabeth Warren released a DNA test that may or may not show that she is 1/1024th Native American, failed presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton showed the results of a recent DNA test that conclusively proved she is only 50% Reptilian. The test, conducted by a renowned DNA expert, showed that only 50% of her blood comes from reptilian humanoids from space bent on destroying humanity. Many Washington insiders had claimed she was 100% reptile, but these claims are now known to be a hoax.
Traffic stops arent routine. Via WBTV: Prosecutors have identified the man accused of fatally shooting a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper during a traffic stop in Columbus County early Wednesday morning. According to officials, Raheem Davis, 20, of Chadbourn has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Trooper Kevin Conner. First 
El trabajo del novelista es hacer visible lo invisible con palabras. (The work of the novelist is to make visible the invisible with words) Miguel ngel Asturias who was born n this day in 1899.
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PORT MORESBY The Papua New Guinea chapter of Transparency International (TIPNG) has said the only way to stop allegations of corruption is for the government to be honest and transparent in its procurement processes.
Late yesterday TIPNG called for the government and the APEC Authority to publicly disclose the total cost involved in the purchase and import of 40 Maserati and three Bentley sedans and other luxury vehicles which generated controversy in PNG and internationally this week after it was estimated the purchases amounted to at least 40 million kina.
The organisation also said that the government needs to demonstrate that it had complied with public procurement processes.
APEC minister Justin Tkatchenko MP said the government had procured the vehicles in the expectation they would be later sold to private sector buyers after next months APEC leaders forum in the national capital.
We have heard only vehement denials of corruption by the government and the APEC Authority, but they have not been forthcoming with procurement documents, such as an invitation for bids or receipts of purchase, let alone a list of private sector entities willing to purchase the vehicles, the TIPNG board said in a statement.
It is therefore not surprising that the public is suspicious of these purchases.
To assuage these legitimate concerns, the government, particularly the APEC ministry and the Department of Finance, must publicly release these procurement documents, otherwise it may be necessary for the relevant agencies such as the Police or Ombudsman Commission to compel them to do so by investigating the matter.
The statement said that the Government had recently passed the National Procurement Act along with other recent public finance reform legislation which was intended to strengthen public trust in procurement.
However it is difficult to see how the general public can have confidence in a system which, in the absence of tra...
Sputnik 18.10.2018 Russia has faced several rounds of sanctions from the United States and the European Union over its alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections, and alleged involvement in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the UK city of Salisbury in early March. US Special 
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Four major U.S. public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday proposed removing Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman following several high-profile scandals and said they hoped to gain backing from larger asset managers. State treasurers from Illinois, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, co-filed the proposal. They oversee money including pension funds and joined activist and original filer Trillium Asset Management.
A similar shareholder proposal seeking an independent chair was defeated in 2017 at Facebook, where Zuckerberg's majority control makes outsider resolutions effectively symbolic. Rhode Island State Treasurer Seth Magaziner said that the latest proposal was still worth filing as a way of drawing attention to Facebook's problems and how to solve them. "This will allow us to force a conversation at the annual meeting, and from now until then in the court of public opinion," Magaziner said in a telephone interview.
[...] At least three of the four public funds supported the 2017 resolution as well. The current proposal, meant for Facebook's annual shareholder meeting in May 2019, asks the board to create an independent board chair to improve oversight, a common practice at other companies. It cites controversies that have hurt the reputation of the worlds largest social media network, including the unauthorized sharing of user information, the proliferation of fake news, and foreign meddling in U.S. elections.
[...] Zuckerberg has about 60 percent voting rights, according to a company filing in April.
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Then there is the pervasive myth and delusion of the "big, scary Black man," now extended to include little Black children.
New York University students heckled and disrupted an appearance by Henry Kissinger on Tuesday, accusing the former US Secretary of State of complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity. Kissinger, now 95, was wheeled into NYU's Stern School of Business on Tuesday evening, where he appeared as part of the school's speaker series 'In Conversation with Mervyn King.' Meanwhile, protesters - some of them members of the International Socialist Organization - gathered outside to denounce Kissinger's checkered history of bloody foreign policy positions, including his support for Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in the 1970s, under whom some 80,000 political opponents were jailed and at least 3,000 executed. Inside, Kissinger was repeatedly interrupted by left-wing protesters, with the first shouting "Henry Kissinger, on behalf of the International Criminal Court, you are a war criminal, you have committed genocide against the people of the world!" before being escorted out by...
Kleenex will re-brand its "Mansize" tissues after consumers complained the name was sexist - touching off a social media conversation about what's in a name. The company behind Kleenex, Kimberly-Clark, said Thursday that the product, which is sold only in the U.K., will now be called "Kleenex Extra Large." Packages for the tissues describe them as "confidently strong" and "comfortingly soft." Kimberly-Clark told Britain's Daily Telegraph that it in "no way suggests" that being both soft and strong was "an exclusively masculine trait, nor do we believe that the Mansize branding suggests or endorses gender inequality."
Soaring Deficits and Interest Costs Leave the U.S. Looking Very Fragile by Adem Tumerkan Palisade Research If you take a step back and look at the macro picture of the U.S. economy it resembles a huge, upside-down, glass...
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ActionAid Nigeria, a humanitarian non-governmental organisation, has described the killing of Hauwa Mohammed Liman, an aid worker with a hospital supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), as avoidable, and called on the Federal Government to ensure that all abducted civilians are released promptly and unharmed. A statement issued by the organisation 
The Washington Post has published a column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that Middle East governments have been given free rein to continue silencing the media.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has withdrawn from a Saudi investment conference at which he was due to make an appearance next week, following continued investigations into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mnuchin tweeted on Thursday morning to say that he had met with US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and decided not to participate in the upcoming Future Investment Initiative in Saudi Arabia. Other high profile figures, including the IMF's Christine Lagarde and JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, had already announced that they would now not be attending the conference, which has been dubbed "Davos in the Dessert."
It's been three weeks since Dr. Christine Blasey Ford gave her testimony before the nation and I'm still struggling to move on. As talk turns toward the impending midterms, I find myself mentally pushing back against the relentlessness of the news cycle as it plows on, casting a spell of cultural amnesia in its wake.
By Carmine Sabia | Citizen Truth | October 17, 2018 After the recent purge of over 800 independent media outlets on Facebook, the Supreme Court is now hearing a case that could have ramifications for any future attempts at similar purges. The United States Supreme Court has agreed to take a case that could change 
The Germans, brainwashed for decades by Washington and Israel, have destroyed themselves
The Russian government still wants to join the West, but there is no West there.
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This video is the second in a multi-part series discussing computing. In this video, well be discussing computing more specifically, Moores Law with the exponential growth of technology due to our ability to pack more and more transistors into integrated circuits and the potential death of Moores Law!
[0:303:50] Starting off well look at, how the integrated circuit has shaped the world due to our ability to pack more and more transistors into them, more specifically, in their usage in computing in the form of microprocessors (CPUs) and other computation related hardware.
[3:507:11] Following that well discuss, how the transistor will continue to shrink onwards from this year, 2017 and the latest innovations that can shrink them even further, such as FinFETs.
Almost half of military service members believe that the US will be dragged into a new war within the next 12 months, according to a Military Times poll, with Russia and China topping the list of likely nemeses. Around 46 percent of troops who responded to the anonymous survey of currently serving Military Times readers said they thought the US would be fighting yet another war within the next year - an unsettling increase from the mere five percent who made similar predictions in a poll conducted last year. When asked about specific threats, the survey's 900 participants singled out Russia and China. Around 71 percent said that Russia was a significant threat, up 18 percent from last year's survey. China finished close behind, with 68 percent of service members describing Beijing as their primary concern - an increase of 24 points from last year. Cyber terrorism came out on top, with 89 percent listing it as the greatest threat to US national security.
The U.S. military will "CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN
BORDER" with Mexico if officials there don't soon stop the
northward push of a massive migrant caravan, President Trump warned
Thursday, amid reports the procession had swelled in size to about
Trump's latest threat against the caravan which originated in Honduras and is bound for the U.S. in a bid to escape pervasive poverty and violence comes as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to Central America to discuss the issue.
I am watching the Democrat Party led (because they want Open Borders and existing weak laws) assault on our country by Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, whose leaders are doing little to stop this large flow of people, INCLUDING MANY CRIMINALS, from entering Mexico to U.S., Trump tweeted Thursday morning.
The recent claims of a plan to build a waterfront stadium in Auckland have been confirmed with the plan now going public. NZH: Aucklanders being asked to support a $1.8 billion stadium on the waterfront The stadium will cost $1.8 billion and could be built within 10 years at zero cost to ratepayers and taxpayers, 
Tropical timber across the Solomon Islands is being harvested on an unsustainable scale, much of it illegally, says an investigation.
ISTANBUL A member of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmans entourage during several trips abroad walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there, a surveillance photo leaked Thursday shows, drawing the kingdoms heir-apparent closer to the columnists alleged slaying.
The man, identified by Turkish officials as Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, has been photographed in the background of Prince Mohammeds trips to the U.S., France and Spain this year.
Turkish officials say he flew into Istanbul on a private jet along with an autopsy expert Oct. 2 and left that night. That was the same day Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who wrote critically of Prince Mohammeds rise to power, entered the consulate and was not seen again.
Saudi Arabia, which initially called the allegations baseless, has not responded to repeated requests for comment from The Associated Press over recent days, including on Thursday over Mutrebs identification. The AP could not immediately reach Mutreb for comment.
But Mutrebs appearance at the consulate, as well as later at the consul generals residence, adds to the growing pressure on Saudi Arabia amid international outrage over the disappearance of the writer, whom Turkish officials say was killed and dismembered.
In a further sign of that pressure, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he will not attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia, as did senior government officials from France, Britain and the Netherlands. Several top business executives have also canceled plans to attend, as has the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde.
Analysts say that as long as the Saudis refuse to acknowledge what happened to Khashoggi, the leaks about the case will probably continue.
Turkey wants to show to the world that it cannot be ignoble, selling values and principles in political deals with U.S. or Saudi to try to bury the truth and come up with an acceptable scenario, said Yusuf Katipoglu, a Turkish analyst.
The pro-government Sabah newspaper on Thursday first published the images of Mutreb, showing him walking past police barricades at the consulate at 9:55 a.m. with several men trailing behind him. Khashoggi arrived at the consulate several hours later at 1:14 p.m., then disappeared while his fiance waited outside for him.
A report Wednesday by the pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak, citing what it described as an audio recording of Khashoggis slaying, said a Saudi team immediately accosted the 60-year-old journalist after he entered the consulate, cutting off his fingers and later decapitating him.
Previously leaked surveillance footage showed consular vehicles moving from the consulate to the consul...
campaign against Cuba encounters fierce protest at UN - Xinhua |
English.news.cn: UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- A United
States sponsored campaign aimed to criticize the human rights
situation in Cuba on Tuesday encountered strong and fierce protest
at the United Nations (UN).
"Cuba yes! blockade no!" chanted the participants in Spanish at the "Jailed for What?" campaign in a rhythmic voice with hands pounding the desks and feet stamping on the floor while U.S. envoy to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Kelley Currie, Secretary-General of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro and others were speaking.
The United States launched the campaign in a bid to hold Cuba's authorities accountable for human rights violations in the ECOSOC chamber -- UN's central platform for reflection, debate, and innovative thinking on sustainable development.
The in-door protest, launched mostly by Cuban and some other Spanish-speaking diplomats, lasted for more than half an hour.
The moderator finally gave up the Q&A sessions due to the unexpected roaring protest rarely seen in the UN history.
In a statement issued after the event, Cuban UN ambassador Anayansi Rodriguez Camejo told reporters that "the United States lacks the morals to give lessons, much less in this matter."
"The event, as we had foreseen, was a political comedy staged on false arguments," she added.
He will end up tossing salad. Via Washington Times: The University of Mississippi has condemned a tweet by a faculty member that called on activists to abandon civility and harass Republican senators in public. Dont just interrupt a Senators meal, yall, James Thomas, an assistant professor of sociology, tweeted from his @Insurgent_Prof account on Oct. 
How could this be? The fake news media says all migrants are helpless women and toddlers seeking a better life
A CBP officer working immigration inspections at the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry observed a man, a pregnant female, and other migrants approaching his station. A member of a non-governmental organization escorted the group from Mexico into the U.S. to make an asylum claim, according to CBP officials on Wednesday.
The male traveling with the pregnant woman allegedly claimed to be an unaccompanied minor and presented the Guatemalan birth certificate of his underage cousin. The officer reportedly determined the man presented the document fraudulently and is actually a 21-year-old adult. The officer arrested the man, who will face federal charges for making false or misleading representations at the border.
The officer identified the Guatemalan man as Baltazar Almicar Nolasco Pascual. He is now in the El Paso County jail awaiting prosecution for the alleged immigration violation. Officers processed the pregnant womans entry as a credible fear applicant.
Over 16,000 illegal alien migrant family units were arrested at the southern border in September.
Over 4,000 migrants are now reported to be in the caravan headed to the U.S.
President Trump issued a blunt warning to Mexico and other Central American nations over their failure to stop illegal migrants and criminal cartels targeting the U.S. southern border, saying he would send the military and shut down the southern border.
Faith Goldy is Being Deliberately Censored in Toronto Mayoral Campaign! Video Dr Steve Turley Heres whats really behind the attempt to censor former Rebel Media correspondent Faith Goldy and her bid to become Torontos next mayor!!! Video Source
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 National Party President Peter Goodfellow facilitated a gentlemens agreement with a woman who complained about Mr Ross bullying behaviour. The agreement required her to not speak publicly about Mr Ross conduct. The complaint is believed to have been made a couple of years ago, which is when the agreement was also signed.  -RadioNZ  The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
Yesterday morning I received an email from blog reader Emily
Vilbrant wondering about an increase of train noise during the
morning hours. Distant trains sounded unusually loud and
clear. Emily asked if I might have an explanation.
And I have been noticing something similar. While walking my dog around 6:45 AM yesterday, the sound of distant traffic was unusually loud. Even my little dog noticed.
Interestingly, it all makes perfect sense, and believe it or not, it has to do with the clear skies and beautiful weather we have been having. Let me explain.
Two police officers face potential criminal charges over the death of former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson.
Atkinson, 48, died after a Taser was fired by police called to an incident in his home town of Telford, Shropshire, in August 2016.
Three West Mercia Police officers were interviewed under criminal caution and have been served with gross misconduct notices.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct says it has referred the death of former Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson to the Crown Prosecution Service to consider potential criminal charges against two police officers.
Medics carried out CPR on Atkinson for more than half an hour after officers Tasered him in the early hours of August 15 in the street where he grew up in Telford.
West Mercia Police officers were called at 1.39 am to a report of concern for safety in Meadow Road, in the Trench area.
Atkinson was a top-flight striker in the 1990s, starting his career at Ipswich Town then playing for Sheffield Wednesday and Spanish side Real Sociedad before moving to Villa.
His family have previously expressed frustration at not knowing why such force was used by police.
They said their kind, caring and protective son and brother had struggled to come to terms with a serious illness affecting his kidneys during the last six months of his life.
A man controlled by self-inflation
Did bring great sadness to a nation
Bounteous coffers somehow breached
Untold millions to somewhere leached
Many people deprived of future wealth
Cleverly done, probably by stealth
Then, later, it became more rank
When a whole country became his bank
The peoples wealth became his millions
Which soon enough were untold billions
Then seeking praise and lavish fuss
A feast announced for them not us
By squandering the national treasure
Wasting our wealth in dreadful measure
An insane display of needless luxury
Astounding those with eyes to see
This story of a strange and mythic land
Its wealth disappearing into sand
Caused thoughts of ousting tyranny
And people living in peace and prosperity
This new service looks a little like a word processor and a little like a spreadsheet. But its trying to move beyond 40 years of software history.
When you think about it, the history of productivity software is surprisingly short on disruptive moments. Google Sheets, for instance, may be web-based and collaborative, but its conceptual bones are the same as those of Microsoft Excel (established 1985), which itself followed the lead of Lotus 1-2-3 (1983) and VisiCalc (1979). Thats not a knock on Google; its just proof that the spreadsheet has remarkable staying power as a workplace tool. The same is true of the word processor, presentation package, database, email client, and a few other eternal verities of business productivity.
Mnuchin cancels plans to attend Saudi Arabia conference | 18 Oct 2018 | Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he has decided against attending a conference in Saudi Arabia this month, amid the uproar over the the presumed death of activist Jamal Khashoggi. "Just met with @realDonaldTrump and @SecPompeo and we have decided, I will not be participating in the Future Investment Initiative summit in Saudi Arabia," Mnuchin tweeted. Mnuchin has been facing calls to cancel his plans to attend after Khashoggi vanished two weeks ago during a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Turkish officials allege Khashoggi was killed and dismembered inside the consulate.
Get mad as hell and maybe you can be in Network on Broadway.
Bryan Cranston has a job for you. The acclaimed actor is starring in a stage adaptation of the 1976 movie Network, which is moving to Broadway this month after a successful run on the West End. Cranston stars as Howard Beale, the cantankerous fictional news anchor whose famous mad as hell speech never seems to go out of fashion.
Via: Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military and close the southern U.S. border on Thursday as more Hondurans and Salvadorans joined thousands of migrants in Guatemala headed north. I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught and if unable to do so I will call 
Invisible women | Energy efficiency | Car-free holidays | Flu jab | Welsh dramaRe your article (The invisible women, G2, 17 October), as an ex-architect turned design and technology teacher (childcare issues), I contacted the publishers of our A-level textbook to explain that Ray Eames was not the brother of Charles but his wife. Of course, when the next edition was published the same misconception was repeated.Pat MakinsonRamsgate, Kent Jo Steranka states: Get rid of your dishwasher [...]
Public Bank LA and their allies have been actively engaged in securing endorsements from an impressive number of union and political groups throughout the city. Latest endorsements include State Senator Kevin de Len; Rusty Hicks, President of the LA County Federation of Labor; Gayle McLaughlin, Former Mayor of Richmond; Carolyn Fowler, Vice Chair California Democratic Party Women's Caucus; the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement; Our Revolution West San Fernando Valley; Stonewall Democratic Club; UC Student-Workers Union UAW Local 2865; and the Progressive Democratic Club. These follow earlier endorsements by Our Revolution, DSA-LA, Green Party of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County Democratic Party, and the California Democratic Party.
The effort has drawn more major press from Bloomberg and the Los Angeles Times. To help with this endorsement and outreach effort with your contacts or ideas, connect with PBLA here. The #YesOnB Street Team is hitting the LA neighborhoods this Saturday, Oct 20. See Facebook event list here. Plus there's a big Defundraiser Rally event Saturday, Oct 20 at LA City Hall with Eric Andre, Nick Thorburn, Abby Martin, and more. Facebook event here. Donation link here.
By Daisy Luther | Organic Prepper | October 15, 2018 Last week, Mark Zuckerberg made the media rounds to give a rather shady explanation of why Facebook suddenly closed hundreds of incredibly popular pages in whats being called The Alternative Media Purge. Zuckerberg accused the closed pages, many of which had millions of fans, of spreading 
Mass Hypnosis of Democrat Activists? The
Video Organizers Hope You Never See [video]
OCTOBER 18, 2018
Source: Starship Earth: The Big Picture
This is surprising yet not so surprising footage, since I have noted that the zombified dimms armies are like programmed automatons rather than Humans.
It appears in this video like they are being programmed or hypnotized, and it is also reminiscent of the chanting in the classroom where Bush Jr. sat during the 9/11 attacks with the repetition involved.
These whack-jobs are literally weaponizing people, as I have said. When triggered, they wont even know what theyre doing; just performing a task, whether pounding on the doors of the Supreme Court or physically attacking those wearing a Trump or Q shirt.
People who dont believe activists would hurt them need to be aware of this. Anything could happen, and we should be very wary in crowds and political gatherings. Protestors could suddenly snap into action and strike without warning.
This video may be evidence of the programming, and I doubt if its a one-off. People never used to behave this way. The dark has pulled all the stops in the end game. They plan to crush the opposition through any means necessary.
Outside of this political activity, the dark also has sleepers embedded in society that they can activate at any time.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21: A boy waits as Brazilian soldiers search adults during a 'Mega Operation' conducted by the Brazilian Armed Forces along with police against gang members in seven of Rio's most violent 'favela' communities on August 21, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The children were waiting for adults to be searched nearby as many 'favela' residents were searched both entering and departing the communities during the operation. Brazil has deployed 8,500 members of the armed forces to Rio in an attempt to increase security amidst a spike in violence and crime. In the first six months of 2017 there were 3,457 homicides in Rio state, the highest level of violence seen there since 2009. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
With two years to go before the next presidential election, President Donald Trump has already raised an unprecedented amount of money for his 2020 re-election campaign.
Since January 2017, Trumps fundraising efforts totaled $106 million, and the president finished September with nearly $47 million on hand, according to recent quarterly Federal Election Commission filings.
His campaign committee along with his two joint fundraising committees raised $18.1 million from July to September, filings show.
Donald J Trump for President, the presidents campaign committee, has raised over $60 million since January 2017. His two joint committees, Trump Make America Great Again Committee and Trump Victory, collectively raised over $80 million. The funds from these joint fundraising committees overlap with the campaign committee, and raise money for both Trump and the Republican National Committee.
Many of the donations Trump has received so far are individual contributions under $200, with those small contributions totaling $13 million for his campaign committee and $41 million to the Make America Great Again Committee.
Comparatively, at this point in their respective first terms, Trump raised millions more than his predecessors.
President Barack Obama raised...
Young champion and super kid, Tyler Ford, seen above with Ashley Banjo from Diversity of Westminster where he is picking up his BCA medal today. GLV wrote about Tyler Ford teaming up with Phoebe Austin several weeks ago. These two super kids are about to take the world of entertainment and sports by storm. GLV 
The issue of political donations in return for political influence and even candidacy has come up in the Jami-Lee Ross saga, even though it now seems that Ross has not come close to delivering on his accusations. The related issue of Chinese influence in New Zealand (and world) politics has also come up. I think 
SANAA, YEMEN Fifty-year-old Ali al-Za`ali grew up in Yemens Hajjah province. Around 30 years ago at the tender age of 20, al-Za`ali left Yemen, even then one of the most poverty-stricken countries on earth, to seek opportunity in neighboring oil-rich Saudi Arabia. There he sent his modest earnings back to family members in Yemen. Al-Za`ali told Mint Press:
Before I was expelled from Saudi Arabia, I used to provide for my parents and my brothers families. Today, I cant even provide for myself.
This past August, al-Za`ali was rounded up in a Saudi government effort to locate and deport Saudis of Yemeni descent from the Kingdom. Now, after 30 years of life in Saudi Arabia, hes struggling to get by in Sanaa, with no prospects for employment and living in a country decimated by a three-year Saudi-led war.
Al-Za`ali is one of more than 700,000 Yemenis who, along with their families, are struggling to survive after recently being expelled from the Saudi Kingdom. Last year, Saudi Arabia, under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, rolled out a new Saudization policy in which Yemenis were forced to pay residency fees or face deportation, pricing out millions who came to the Kingdom from neighboring states seeking a better life in the wealthy Gulf monarchy. Many of them were born in Saudi Arabia, the children or grandchildren of migrants from Yemen. Unable to secure Saudi citizenship, owing to a policy that reserves citizenship for those of Saudi descent, most were unable to attend school and were denied any form of government aid, including healthcare. Experts estimate that at least two million Yemenis remain in Saudi Arabia and are at risk of deportation.
Saudi authorities say that Yemenis make up the majority of migrants in Saudi Arabia around 77 percent, followed by Ethiopians at 22 percent. On March 29, 2017, Saudi officials set a three-month deadline Saudi residents of Yemeni descent to leave the Kingdom or risk fines and other legal measures, a policy that echoes Israels controversial policy towards migrants and refugees, which has drawn the ire of activists and human-rights groups alike. At 100 Saudi riyals a month, or $27 U.S. dollars, the fees are often out of reach for migrant workers. By the time fees reach 400 riyals in 2020, few will be able to afford them.
Fifty-year-old Saud Ba Mutlaq was born in Saudi Arabia; his father migrated to the Kingdom and it is the only country he has ever known. Ba Mutlaq told ...
If theres one thing that Donald Trump has done exceptionally well its the way he has motivated women in this country. He didnt mean to light a fire under them. But because of him women are furious. And theyre coming out in record numbers to run for elected office.
Among the women running are eight amazing veterans and federal agents. These women began serving their country years ago. And they now say that service is what inspired them to run.
This incredible new campaign ad features eight women who served in the U.S. Navy, Marines Corps, Air Force, and CIA Abigail Spanberger and Elaine Luria from Virginia, Chrissy Houlahan from Pennsylvania, Gina Ortiz Jones and MJ Hegar from Texas, Amy McGrath from Kentucky, Mikie Sherrill from New Jersey, and Elissa Slotkin from Michigan.
In the video each woman looks directly into the camera and talks about her achievements. And the achievements are really impressive.
This is the first time Ive run for office, and come November 6, I will continue to serve the people,Spanberger, a former federal agent with the CIA, says in the video.
I bled on foreign soil for people to have the right to vote, says Hegar, a veteran of the Air Force. I started realizing maybe I should run myself.
Serve America PAC created this impressive campaign ad. And all of the women featured are running for office for the first time. Serve America PAC was started by Seth Moulton, a Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts.
Laurie David is the executive producer of the video. She is an activist who wanted to highlight the service of these amazing women and show their strong commitment to the country.
David said, They have already served their country in the most prestigious and courageous way, they have already sworn to uphold the constitution of the United States and now they are choosing once again to serve America. We all have an obligation too to serve democracy and that is to vote.
Featured image via screengrab from embedded video
Italy has turned out to be more Euroskeptic than previously imagined after a new survey revealed that a majority of Italians want to see their country crashing out of the 28-member bloc. According to an opinion poll commissioned by Brussels' Eurobarometer, only 44 percent of Italians would vote to remain in the EU, compared to the member states' average of 66 percent. The figure is lower even than Britain, where a majority (53 percent) would today vote Remain if they had another EU referendum, while 35 percent would vote Leave. Britain announced that it was withdrawing from the bloc in 2016 after 51 percent of Britons voted for Brexit.
In the wake of the disappearance and likely murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, some of the most fervent and righteous voices demanding that others sever their ties with the Saudi regime have, understandably, come from his colleagues at that paper. "Why do you work for a murderer?," asked the Post's long-time Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt, addressing unnamed hypothetical Washington luminaries who continue to take money to do work for the despots in Riyadh, particularly Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, or "MbS" as he has been affectionately known in the western press. Hiatt urged these hypothetical figures to engage in serious self-reflection: "Can I possibly work for such a regime, and still look at myself in the mirror each morning?" That, said Hiatt, "is the question that we, as a nation, must ask ourselves now."
Suspected member of Khashoggi 'hit-team' dies in mysterious 'traffic accident' in Saudi Arabia | 18 Oct 2018 | A member of the 15-man team suspected in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has died in an accident back in Saudi Arabia, according to Turkish media, prompting suspicion of a cover-up. Meshal Saad al-Bostani, a 31-year-old lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force, is believed to have died in a 'suspicious car accident' in the Saudi capital Riyadh, sources told the Turkish Yeni Safak - which earlier covered the shocking details of the murder. A still taken from a Turkish police CCTV video, released by the Sabah newspaper, identified Bostani as he passed through Istanbul's Ataturk airport on October 2. He, along 14 other Saudi citizens allegedly arrived and left Turkey on the same day and are alleged by Turkish police to have tortured and murdered Khashoggi after he entered the Saudi consulate.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been accused of keeping the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose in detention just to satisfy the powers that be since it lacked the required evidence to prosecute him. Fayoses Media Aide, Lere Olayinka, said in a statement issued on Thursday that it was 
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2. Chengdu plans to launch artificial moon. (Hows that for sustainable economic growth?)
5. How can the governing of Singapore be improved? A Reddit thread.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin just announced he will not be attending the Future Investment Initiative Summit in Saudi Arabia next week. Obviously he didnt decide this on his own. His announcement stated that this was done after consultation with Trump...
MENLO PARK, Calif. In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebooks expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads War Room. Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections.
Inside the room are dozens of employees staring intently at their monitors while data streams across giant dashboards. On the walls are posters of the sort Facebook frequently uses to caution or exhort its employees. One reads, Nothing at Facebook is somebody elses problem.
That motto might strike some as ironic, given that the war room was created to counter threats that almost no one at the company, least of all CEO Mark Zuckerberg, took seriously just two years ago and which the companys critics now believe pose a threat to democracy.
Days after President Donald Trumps surprise victory, Zuckerberg brushed off assertions that the outcome had been influenced by fictional news stories on Facebook, calling the idea pretty crazy.
But Facebooks blase attitude shifted as criticism of the company mounted in Congress and elsewhere. Later that year, it acknowledged having run thousands of ads promoting false information placed by Russian agents. Zuckerberg eventually made fixing Facebook his personal challenge for 2018.
The war room is a major part of Facebooks ongoing repairs. Its technology draws upon the artificial-intelligence system Facebook has been using to help identify inauthentic posts and user behavior. Facebook provided a tightly controlled glimpse at its war room to The Associated Press and other media ahead of the second round of presidential elections in Brazil on Oct. 28 and the U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 6.
There is no substitute for physical, real-world interaction, said Samidh Chakrabarti, Facebooks director of elections and civic engagement. The primary thing we have learned is just how effective it is to have people in the same room all together.
More than 20 different teams now coordinate the efforts of more than 20,000 people mostly contractors devoted to blocking fake accounts and fictional news and stopping other abuses on Facebook and its other services. As part of the crackdown, Facebook also has hired fact checkers, including The Associated Press, to vet new stories posted on its social network.
Facebook credits its war room and other stepped-up patrolling efforts for booting 1.3 billion fake accounts over the past year and jettisoning hundreds of pages set up by foreign governments and other agents looking to create misc...
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Ahead of next month's crucial midterm elections, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) squared up against challenger Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) as the two political opposites largely played to their own crowds. The candidates sparred over healthcare, tax cuts and border security, in the final debate of a race that has captured the nation's attention and, for O'Rourke, has drawn a record-breaking $38 million in donations in just three months, many of these from out-of-state supporters. In San Antonio on Tuesday night, O'Rourke struck a combative tone, and tried to paint Cruz as a self-serving elitist, beholden to corporate interests. When Cruz implied that O'Rourke had at one point supported a $10-per-barrel oil tax, O'Rourke denied this, and referenced one of President Trump's 2016 nicknames for Cruz, perhaps the only time the punk-rocking, skateboarding Democrat will ever give Trump credit.
By MassPrivateI A recent Reuters article reveals that ST Engineering has been awarded $5.5 million to install facial recognition street lights in Singapore. STs smart...
The road to financial independence can be long, but that doesnt discourage the cities, counties, and states leading the movement to create public banks in the United States.
In Washington State, legislators are now just three votes away from passing a bill to adopt a business plan to create a state bank. The path they took is instructive to cities, counties and other states looking to form their own banks. Watch their recent State Bank Forum here.
I see a public bank as almost inevitable, said State Sen. Bob Hasegawa, because of the current financial structures were required to live under.
The word for today is cyclopean (adj) 1. (often Cyclopean) Relating to or suggestive of a Cyclops. 2. Very big; huge. 3. Of or constituting a primitive style of masonry characterised by the use of massive stones of irregular shape and size. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : English cyclopean comes from the  The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
By B.N. Frank Citizens, elected officials, consumer rights and environmental organizations, and people all over the world dont want utility Smart Meters installed on their...
"Do you think I want to shoot an 11-year-old?": Cop confronts boys
carrying BB gun - CBS News: The video begins with Casuccio
speaking to the two boys on the side of a road. The boys' faces
have been blurred to protect their identities. Casuccio tells them
he got a call from someone saying "there's two young male blacks
... They look really young and they just flashed a gun."
"Listen, here's the deal, OK? You had to show somebody, because how did they know you had it?" Casuccio asks the boys. One of the boys said he did not show anyone the BB gun, he was just holding it.
"You can't do that dude, in today's world. Listen, that thing looks real," Casuccio replies.
An El Salvadoran man currently residing in Baltimore, Concepcion Morales, worries that he wont be able to continue to pay for his sons tuition at Johns Hopkins.
A Haitian woman living in Miami, Umaine Louis Jean, who has been in the US for 20 years, worries she will be separated from her American husband and two children.
A man from Honduras, Donald Posadas, a father of three, worries about losing everything he has worked for over the last 22 years while living in the US.
What do these three people have in common? They are all living in the US under Temporary Protected Status (TPS). And if the Trump administrations decisions not to renew TPS extensions and designations for several countries are upheld in court, their lives will change dramatically.
Ten countries currently have TPS designations. Six of these designations will end by 2020. The Trump administration has terminated the TPS designations of Haiti, Sudan, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Nepal, and Honduras since January 2017. These terminations have 12- to 18-month wind-down periods.
Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and South Sudan have had TPS extended for 18 months, but were not redesignated, meaning that foreign nationals arriving in the US after the designation date are not eligible for this special status.
The bottom line is that the current administrations ending or not redesignating TPS for the latter countries could impact as many as 300,000 TPS holders living in America.
TPS supporters assert that, up until now, the program has historically been extended and redesignated in accordance with the law under both Republican and Democratic administrations. They view the recent actions by Tru...
Todays news that the Israeli Supreme Court is allowing Lara Alqasem of Florida to come into Israel to study for her Masters at the Hebrew University is great news for the 22-year-old Palestinian American student who has spent two weeks detained at Ben Gurion Airport, even though she had a visa.
It is also a victory for liberal Zionist advocacy groups who turned up the heat on Israel in recent days to say that the countrys battle against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) is misguided if the government thinks it is winning anyone over by denying entry to an American who says she wants to learn about Israel and who though she once supported BDS says she no longer does, and wouldnt be studying at the Hebrew University if she did. The LetHerStay pressure campaign mounted by J Street, New Israel Fund, and Americans for Peace Now among others seems to have paid off.
And Benjamin Netanyahu and his minister for public security Gilad Erdan, who kept doubling down on keeping Alqasem out, lost big, and have been publicly humiliated.
The people missing from the Alqasem victory parade, though, are all those American elected officials who usually stand up for citizens in a bind overseas.
I am not aware of any Members of Congress or candidates for federal office speaking out about Lara Alquasem, Jessica Rosenblum of J Street says.
Two weeks ago the Miami Herald quoted US Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Alqasems congresswoman, defending the Israeli government:
On Thursday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz told the Herald: Israeli law prohibits entry of individuals involved in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. I support Israels right to do that, as a sovereign state. Ms. Alqasem is my constituent, and her family has reached out to my office seeking assistance. We have opened a constituent case, and are gathering information regarding this situation.
I repeatedly emailed Wasserman Schultzs staff to get updates on what they were doing. They never responded.
Meantime, Cody ORourke, a friend of Alqasem, circulated a petition over the last few days saying that People are working at all levels and around the world to free Lara, and calling on her representatives to speak up.
To date, none of Alqasems elected officials from Florida have publicly supported her or defended the fundamental principles of democracy...
Zaki-Biam, the commercial nerve centre of the people of Sankera in Ukum local government area of Benue state witnessed heavy tension as armed gunmen attacked Tse-Ajondo, mechanic site and Tse-Uvia in the town leaving a policeman and three others dead. New Telegraph gathered that the gunmen also allegedly abducted another Mobile Policeman on special duty 
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Whether it involves victims of a chemical attack or a bombing, open source investigators are required to watch and interact with raw footage from the field it lies at the core of online open source investigation. As a consequence of the increase in eyewitness media, investigators come in contact with a high amount of graphic footage. While this is potential evidence for investigative and accountability purposes, we must be mindful of the effects that traumatic media can have on those coming in contact with it on a regular basis. The consequence of repeated exposure to eyewitness media or testimony is secondary, or vicarious, trauma. It is mental distress that is experienced as an outcome of interacting with graphic online media.
This guide is intended to serve as an educational tool for those working in the open source investigative field. It includes research of Sam Dubberley, Manager at Amnesty Internationals Digital Verification Corps/contributor to the EyeWitness Media Hub, as well as the authors experience at the Open Source Investigations Lab in the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley Law School. The guide focuses on themes from investigative work as related to the Middle East, but can be adapted to other geographic areas.
Content from open source investigations in the Middle East is often very graphic in nature. Knowing how to prevent secondary trauma is the first step in slowing burnout caused by vicarious trauma in the human rights field.
One key feature of preventing secondary trauma is knowing yourself, and thus knowing what images affect you the most. For some people, the sound of crying children is particularly traumatic. For others, it is explicit physical injuries. Understanding your own sensitivities is critical for preventing trauma as it allows for mental preparation. One is particularly vulnerable to secondary trauma when the mind is not prepared for or surprised by what it encounters. As a result, it is imperative that you compose yourself mentally for what you are about to see, as well as warning colleagues about traumatic media you intend to show them.
Another important factor in...
FACT CHECK: President Trump knows more about climate change than the climate alarmists by: JD Heyes Natural News POTUS Donald Trump once joked during his 2016 campaign that the human-caused climate change narrative was nothing more than a hoax created by...
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Associate Professor John Cheney-Lippold speak at a symposium at University of Michigan on Jan. 30, 2018.
The CDC is pushing hard for everyone to get the flu vaccination, but due to the flawed science behind the egg-based manufacturing process and the 2017-18 botched flu vaccination, many doubt its really worth it. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce your risk of contracting the flu, but we will get to that later in this article.
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The PostgreSQL 11 release is out. "PostgreSQL 11 provides users with improvements to overall performance of the database system, with specific enhancements associated with very large databases and high computational workloads. Further, PostgreSQL 11 makes significant improvements to the table partitioning system, adds support for stored procedures capable of transaction management, improves query parallelism and adds parallelized data definition capabilities, and introduces just-in-time (JIT) compilation for accelerating the execution of expressions in queries." See this article for a detailed overview of what is in this release.
Last week, Katherine Maher, the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, published a rather surprising article on the Wired site entitled: Facebook and Google must do more to support Wikipedia. The starting point of her reasoning was to point out that Wikipedia content is increasingly being used by digital giants, such as Facebook or Google:
For a project like Wikipedia, things would probably be different if firms like Google or Facebook answered the call launched by Katherine Maher. The Wikipedia community has strict rules in place regarding paid contributions, which means that you would probably never see 90% of the content produced by employees. Company contributions would likely be in the form of cash payments to the Wikimedia Foundation. However, economic dependence would be no less strong; until now, Wikipedia has ensured its independence basically by relying on individual donations to cover the costs associated with maintaining the projects infrastructure. This economic dependence would no doubt quickly become a political dependence which, by the way, the Wikimedia Foundation has already been criticised for, regarding a large number of personalities with direct or indirect links with Google included on its board, to the point of generating strong tensions with the community. The Mozilla Foundation, behind the Firefox browser, has sometimes received similar criticism. Their dependence on Google funding may have attracted rather virulent reproach and doubts about some of its strategic choices.
In the end, this question of the digital Commons state of economic dependence is relatively widespread. There are, in reality, very few free projects having reached a significant scale that have not become more or less Capital Commons. This progressive satellite-isation is likely to be further exacerbated by the fact that free software communities have placed themselves in a fragile situation by coordinating with infrastructures that can easily be captured by Capital. This is precisely what just happened with Microsofts...
In a high-profile London #MeToo aid summit, controversy overshadows new initiatives
The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, has been suspended by the governing council of the NHIS indefinitely. This is coming Eight months after being reinstated by President Muhammadu Buhari. The chairperson of the NHIS governing council, Ifenne Enyanatu, read out the resolution of the council to journalists after a 
With a massive caravan of migrants headed North to the United States from Honduras and President Trump warning Central American officials that he will not only cut aid but possibly deploy the military to stop it, one has to wonder why those folks are still coming.
Moreover, the caravan is reportedly adding scores of migrants every day.
Were not quite clear on whats happening in the video below, but it sure does look like those two individuals in white T-shirts are handing cash money from some pretty large stacks.
You dont see this kind of philanthropy everyday, which begs the questions: Wheres that money coming from? And why are they giving it out like its candy?
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has distanced its Acting Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, from an audio conversation it said was circulating online. The EFCC said in the audio recording, Magu is heard purportedly boasting that nothing will happen, if detained former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, died in the Commissions custody. 
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When a project has outgrown using a small microcontroller, almost everyone reaches for a single-board computer with the Raspberry Pi being the poster child. But doing so leaves you stuck with essentially a headless Linux server: a brain in a jar when what you want is a Swiss Army knife.
It would be a lot more fun if it had a screen attached, and of course the market is filled with options on that front. Then theres the issue of designing a human interface: touch screens are all the rage these days, so why not buy a screen with a touch interface too? Audio in and out would be great, as would other random peripherals like accelerometers, WiFi, and maybe even a cellular radio when out of WiFi range. Maybe Bluetooth? Oh heck, lets throw in a video camera and high-powered LED just for fun. Sounds like a Raspberry Pi killer!
And this development platform should be cheap, or better yet, free. Free like any one of the old cell phones that sit piled up in my hack me box in the closet, instead of getting put to work in projects. While I cobble together projects out of Pi Zeros and lame TFT LCD screens, the advanced functionality of these phones sits gathering dust. And Im not alone.
Why is this? Why dont we see a lot more projects based around the use of old cellphones? Theyre abundant, cheap, feature-rich, and powerful. For me, theres two giant hurdles to overcome: the hardware and the software. Im going to run down what I see as the problems with using cell phones as hacker tools, but Id love to be proven wrong. Hence the Ask Hackaday: why dont we see more projects that re-use smartphones?
Its absolutely impossible to beat the convenience of simply hooking up some wires to the pins of a robust microcontroller. Ill admit that even today, in this era of low-voltage logic, I like to keep a number of chips on hand that have five-volt tolerant GPIOs. And its super handy to have a microcontroller thatll source 20 mA on a pin (per the datasheet, and maybe more in practice). Its already a tiny hassle to migrate some projects to a Raspberry Pi, where you have to be careful with 3.3 V inputs and a slightly weaker output buffer. But its not that big of a deal: connecting directly to anything that speaks I2C or SPI, or just needs a logic-level signal on a wire, is childs play. Just wire pin to pin, and youre set.
And then I look at my cell phone. Where do I even plug my motor controller into this thing? Theres the audio jack and the USB, and thats it. Im not sticking my Hello World LED into either of those ports and expecting success....
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It is alleged that some in Nationals hierarchy were aware of some issues with Ross at least 2 years ago. Precisely who knew and what did they each know is not clear. These latest allegations are not good.
Furthermore, why was Ross not eased out as soon as possible. It raises the spectre of Ross possessing some very damaging information on either someone or multiple someones.
National need to front this, else it will fester and infect the entire party.
But the important local leaders working with the U.S. wiped out. Via Daily Caller: A gunman dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on a high-level security meeting in Afghanistans Kandahar province, killing three senior provincial officials and wounding three members of the U.S.-led coalition in attendance. The target of the attack, which was 
Regular contributor Nolan Gray is originally from Lexington, Kentucky, home to the University of Kentucky. A recent tragedy in Lexington highlights aspects of college culture that are worth some tough scrutiny. But, says Gray, we should also examine how car-centric design make such tragic events statistically inevitable, given enough time and enough people making choicesnot all of them good ones.
Gray highlights the ways in which the City has failed to allow alternatives to driving to develop, even as the University itself takes steps to encourage students to leave their cars in their hometowns.
Last month, a University of Kentucky freshman allegedly struck and killed a four-year old child while driving under the influence along Cooper Drive. Thus far, the university has already suspended the accused student and the fraternity that organized the tailgating party he was attending. More conversations about how to manage tailgating culture, responsible drinking habits, and the role of fraternities on campus are sure to be on the way. But we would be remiss if we didnt talk about an unfortunate fact about student life at UK: its almost completely car-dependent.
Each year, thousands of students show up in the fall with their cars, and continue to depend on them for virtually every trip outside their homes. Coming as most of them do from suburbs and small towns, they dont know how to live without a car, they arent taught, and they dont exactly get a lot of encouragement from the way Lexington has been built out. All of this driving leads to unbearable downtown traffic congestion, a constant struggle for parking, and dangerous conditions for those students and residents who do walk or bicycle. That some students occasionally do it drunk is sad but inevitable.
The university, to its credit, does a fair amount to try and mitigate this. Right now, its a mix of carrots and sticks. On the carrot side, the university offers holiday shuttles to and from small towns across Kentucky, students have access to a first-class bicycle library, and anyone with a Wildcat Student ID can ride city buses for free.
On the stick side, they also price parking for students and employees, properly passing the high cost of parking maintenance along to those who use it. For most students living in the dorms, they put parking far away on surface lots out near Kroger Stadium, and those student cars need to be moved on game days. All of this should send a clear message t...
APEC brings beauty to Moresby city
At great expense to the peoples funds
Pay cuts, medicine cuts, budget cuts
Pay for greater glory of glorious leaders
With health and education falling apart
Maserati sedans at excessive cost
Sucking scarce resources of the nation
Government desires to appear classy
To impress a sceptical global elite
Notwithstanding some dubious deals
APEC minister indulges in three days joy
While the nation suffers for decades
A PM dedicated to celebrity hospitality
Entertaining foreign dignitaries we do not know
In the hope they may plunder our resources
For the good of the nation, quoth the PM
While the people wail in bitterness
As this government of crooks and cronies
Says theres no money like borrowed money
And foreign banks laugh and applaud
We know not about these deals
For personal gain or national good
We fear there is high level corruption
And ask when will our government step away?
While watching a goat serve APEC as a sheep
Our kina growing worthless by the day
Our schools bashed, smashed, trashed
Our people die needlessly of ancient disease
Our teachers pay cut, public servants on their knees
While leaders look only at Moresby, their citadel
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In 22 JULY, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Paul Greengrass (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, UNITED 93) tells the true story of the aftermath of Norways deadliest terrorist attack. On 22 July 2011, 77 people were killed when a far-right extremist detonated a car bomb in Oslo before carrying out a mass shooting at a leadership camp for teens. 22 JULY uses the lens of one survivors physical and emotional journey to portray the countrys path to healing and reconciliation.
By Joanne Laurier in the USA:
Paul Greengrasss 22 July: Neo-fascist mass murder in Norway
18 October 2018
Written, directed and produced by Paul Greengrass
The Netflix fiction feature 22 July, written, directed and produced by veteran British filmmaker Paul Greengrass, recreates the horrific massacre in Norway on July 22, 2011, during which 77 people were killed in a neo-fascist terrorist attack. The English-language movie features an all-Norwegian cast and crew.
Greengrass specializes in dramatizing traumatic episodes where masses of people undergo violent attack, either by government forces or terrorists. He is perhaps best known for his 2002 docudrama, Bloody Sunday, about the 1972 shooting of 13 unarmed civil rights demonstrators by British soldiers in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Omagh (2004), a television film he co-produced and co-wrote, dealt with the 1998 bombing carried out in Northern Ireland by the Real Irish Republican Army, which killed 29 people.
Greengrass also directed The Murder of Stephen Lawrence, a 1999 television film exposing...
KABUL, Afghanistan The three top officials in Afghanistans Kandahar province were killed when their own guards opened fire on them at a security conference Thursday, the deputy provincial governor said, and a Taliban spokesman said the target was Washingtons top general in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, who escaped without injury, according to NATO.
Agha Lala Dastageri, Kandahars deputy provincial governor, said powerful provincial police chief Abdul Raziq was among the dead, along with Kandahar Gov. Zalmay Wesa, who died of his wounds at a nearby hospital.
Dastageri said provincial intelligence chief Abdul Mohmin also died inside the governors sprawling residence where the attack occurred.
Three Americans a service member and two civilian workers were wounded in the shooting, said U.S. Col. Knut Peters, a spokesman for NATO troops in Afghanistan. Their conditions were not immediately known.
Gen. Miller is unhurt, said Peters. Miller is the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.
It was members of Wesas elite guard unit who turned their guns on their colleagues during a high-level security meeting ahead of Saturdays parliamentary elections.
Khalid Pashtun, a member of parliament from the province, said Afghan Security Forces cordoned off the area and a U.S. military helicopter circled overhead as a gun battle that began at 3 p.m. local time raged on for more than one hour.
Peters said initial reports indicate one of the original attackers is dead. He had no further information.
In a telephone interview, the spokesman for the Taliban in Afghanistans southern region, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, said the Taliban carried out the attack. He said Gen. Miller was the target and said Raziq, the governor and the intelligence chief were killed.
Pashtun said an Afghan military corps commander was also among the dead, although he didnt name him.
An Interior Ministry official speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media said Raziq rarely visited the governors residence and was meticulous about his own security.
Razik was a particularly powerful figure in southern Kandahar and a close U.S. ally despite widespread allegations of corruption. He ruled in Kandahar, the former Taliban heartland, with an iron fist and had survived several attempts to kill him, including one last year that resulted in the death of five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates.
Security has been steadily deteriorating in Afghanistan with increasingly brazen attacks being carried out by insurgents and Afghanistans security forces have been on high alert ahead of Saturdays elections.
The Taliban have threatened the polls...
Apple on Thursday sent out an invite for a special event event being held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Unlike recent events that were held on the companys new campus in Cupertino, Calif., this event is being held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House, in New York.
As usual, there is no hint as to what will be announced at the event, however the invite says, Theres more in the making.
Could this plug bring both power and peril?
Plugging in the power or at least what you think is power to a USB-C powered laptop can connect your computer, and the valuable personal data on it, directly to hackers. Your personal financial information, passwords and documents stored on the laptop could help a cybercriminal steal your identity. The laptop may even be used to attack your employers computers and network.
The European Union is already moving to require all smartphones be compatible with USB-C power adapters itself a move that endangers users privacy. If the EU made a similar standard for laptop computers, it would threaten to make the problem worse, by increasing the number of people vulnerable to what is basically the digital equivalent of pick-pocketing.
A New Humanity is Emerging
Finding our Way through this Evolutionary Transition
An Afternoon of Presentations, Experience, Group Sharing, Excitement and Hope
Saturday, October 27, 1-6 pm
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Are you, like so many of us, feeling a little overwhelmed?
With so much conflict, political insanity and uncertainty playing out in the world it's hard not to feel anxious, angry, and powerless about it all.
And yet an exciting new story is unfolding.
You may have heard about the Shift, the Fifth Dimension, ascension symptoms, an emerging new human and new earth. Or perhaps information about whistleblower disclosures, incredible hidden technologies, UFOs, ETs, a possible upcoming life-altering Solar Event, the global Cabal, and secret space programs.
How do we make sense of all this and what does this mean for our future?
Come join a group of us - Vidya Frazier, Dan Craig-Morse, Hari Meyers and Marjorie Bair - who have been discussing and working with these themes for several years now, as we share our explorations with you and invite you to share what you know and are experiencing.
At this event, you will:
* Understand how the tumultuous times we are living in are actually a positive sign of humanity's evolution as a species
* Learn about the Fifth Dimension we are transitioning into...
The Basics of Bug out Bags and Bugging Out by Charles Yor The Survivalist Blog If you are just coming around to making personal preparedness a routine part of your lifestyle, or are just tooling around on this site, you are...
To head off climate disaster requires difficult changes to our lifestyles, says Adam Corner, and politicians must not be afraid to say so
El caso de las consultas populares en Colombia pone en tensin el futuro de las comunidades en los territorios frente al poder de multinacionales que muchas veces logran controlar los aparatos estatales para vulnerar derechos bsicos como lo es el de la participacin. Vista panormica del rea de operaciones de Yanacocha. La Minera Yanacocha es la empresa que explota est la mina de oro ms grande de Latinoamrica. [...]
Most snow in 15 years in October and the month is only half over and a blizzard is expected for the New England states over Thanksgiving as a Nor'easter churns up the east coast. Record cold smashes into the 35F below normal category in Texas and Northern Mexico. One can only guess where the climate goes from here and how quickly.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has contrasted the world's response to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with its response to the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal, citing lack of proof in both cases. Speaking at the annual Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, Putin said that despite a lack of evidence proving Russian involvement in the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March, punitive actions were immediately taken against Moscow. In contrast, he said, that did not happen with Riyadh following Khashoggi's disappearance. "There's no proof in regards to Russia, but steps are taken. Here, people say that a murder happened in Istanbul, but no steps are taken. People need to figure out a single approach to these kinds of problems," Putin said. Khashoggi, a journalist who wrote columns that were critical of the Saudi kingdom for the Washington Post, disappeared on October 2 when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain documents for his...
Millions of our citizens will not be allowed to vote. That's because a consortium of national, state, and local officials of Republican persuasion -- along with their corporate ringleaders -- have mounted a tawdry campaign over the past decade to slam the ballot box shut on entire segments of America's electorate.
Journalists in court An Istanbul court on October 16 asked Interpol to issue a "red notice" warrant for the exiled journalists Can Dndar and lhan Tanr, according to reports. Dndar and Tanr were defendants in the trial against the opposition daily Cumhuriyet, until their cases were separated from the...
BigID introduced new consent governance capabilities to the BigID platform. The enhancements help organizations correlate consent logs from existing applications with data and people to provide a centralized view of consent without centralizing its collection. Under the EUs General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), consent is one of the principal bases for lawful processing. The regulation requires organizations to obtain consent from data subjects and provide clear language on what data they collect and how it More
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Popular Mechanics has published a defense of Elon Musk, and its disturbingly creepy. Theyve got multiple contributors, and the first compares him to Mark Twain.
Not everybody liked Twain. They still dont. He could be scandalous and self-indulgent. He smoked too much. Judgmental. And Twain, a one-time riverboat pilot, made nothing substantial, produced no commodities or goods, except his tales and observations. He took you somewhere. Mark Twain didnt think for you, you barrel-hoop baron you. But he was out there. Thinking. He spoke past his newspaper editor, directly to the people, to his readers, whether they agreed with him or not. And while he certainly produced outsize, often painful, observations about what we had become as a people, he also offered glaring, satiric propositions concerning what we might want to try to be henceforth. And why. In person, he could be wily, cold, and unpleasant, but Twain stood out as a man who reliably saw the truth of human purpose beneath the weighty mess of human foibles. He had ambitions for humanity. At the very least, he believed that humanity ought to have ambitions for itself.
And now, Elon Musk walks the earth. The pleasure of his presence on this mantle is similar to Twains. You might live in Tacoma and make a living working in a consulting firm that helps affordable hotel chains rebrand themselves using urban graphic-design strategies and overlapping pricing platforms. But admit it, among your everyday pleasures is the possibility that you might pick up an item in the news feed on your smartphone concerning Elon Musks next great idea. Electric cars. The colonization of Mars. Tunnels beneath Los Angeles. Brains linked to computers.
I mainly pick up on news about Musk because hes obnoxiously weird. Accusing divers of being pedophiles. Abusing his employees (look up Mary Beth Brown). An ugly divorce. Unable to profit despite receiving millions of dollars from his fellow capitalists. Smoking a joint on a YouTube video.
Electric cars are a great idea it wasnt his. He wants to colonize Mars to save humanity it wont. His tunnels are bizarre and impractical. He doesnt know how to link brains and computers.
Hes no Mark Twain.
Another guy has a different comparison.
Bruce Wayne. Elon Musk. Tony Stark. Three men worth billions of dollars who care more about solving important problems than living comfortably, but only one of them is real.
SpaceX and Tesla cars are great. I dont know that they make up for the fact that hes an obnoxious asshole with a cult of personality....
We tend to get into relationships with people that we think are our soulmates only to figure out later that we were mistaken. While there is nothing wrong with being with someone who isnt your soulmate if youre looking for your soulmate it can feel like a major setback.
If you are trying to figure out whether or not your partner or current lover is your soulmate then you really need to evaluate your relationship. The following signs will help you figure out whether or not this person is your soulmate and really show you what you need to see whether that is a good thing or a bad thing. Sure, it might sound a bit odd the more you look for the more you will find.
Soulmates, for anyone who might be confused, are not going to be exactly the same as we are personality wise but there will be some similarities. A soulmate is someone who connects with us on a deeper level and really befriends our very essence. This is someone who will feel different from anyone else.
You both love each other as you are. You see your partner for who he or she is and they do the same in regards to you. Its like the two of you just get each other and impressing one another isnt important.
You are both headed in the same direction. You both get along with one another and have the same game plan for the future. As time passes you grow together no apart.
You just click with one another. You both get along so well. Right off the bat, you seemed to have a deep connection that you havent had with anyone else.
You trust this person more than you do anyone else. The more time you spend with one another the more you gravitate towards one another. This person is always honest and open with you.
This person does not cast your emotions off. He or she takes your feelings into considerations always and doesnt do anything to make you feel bad. While sometimes you get into arguments you work through them in a more positive manner than others do.
This person is always building you up and you are always pushing each oth...
Leaving a trail of devastation and a rising death toll across the southern coast of US, hurricane Michael has created a fertile ground for armed looters who, despite police efforts, continue to ransack homes and businesses. A week after the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record slammed the Gulf of Mexico coast, authorities are still unable to fully restore power to affected areas or to manage looters who have been pillaging destroyed buildings. The problem is the most severe along the Florida panhandle, particularly in the cities of Panama City and Mexico Beach which suffered the worst from Michael, a Category 4 storm.
She just keeps burying herself. Via Daily Wire: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who claimed to be Native American when a DNA study showed she has as little as .09% Indian blood, is still trying to explain away her assertion. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat running for re-election who President Trump has dubbed Pocahontas for her claim, released 
The October 15 deadline agreed to by Turkey, Russia and Iran for Turkey to evacuate all heavy weapons and jihadist groups along a 15-20 km demilitarised demarcation line around Idlib and its rural area, including rural Latakia, has come and gone. Nevertheless, despite serious Turkish pressure on jihadists to leave Syria or move out of the demilitarised zone to spare Idlib an imminent attack by the Syrian Army and Russia, jihadists remain in their barracks. All the same, Damascus and Moscow consider the time unpropitious for a large attack on the city. Thus, a further delay has been accorded to Turkey to continue its efforts. Any attack on Idlib, the first US line of defence in Syria, has been postponed. But why is this the USA's first line of defence in Syria? Simply because Syria has been freed and only the regions of the northern cities of Idlib and al-Hasaka (and a small part of Deir-ezzour east of the Euphrates) are still occupied. In September, Russia, Iran and Syria decided...
Stock Bull Cautions Always Know Where The Exits Are By Albert Lu Sprott Money Don Luskin likes what he sees. The economy, he says, is strong and poised for growth. The tax cuts are working, particularly in the...
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With nothing but a vague violation of community standards note and offering no ability to appeal the decision, Facebook has once again blocked a piece of critical journalismthis time a short documentary video depicting the brutal legacy of Christopher Columbusfrom its global online platform.
Monbiots piece of video journalism was about the airbrushing of history; therefore, there is a great irony in the fact it has now been airbrushed from their platform. Yannis Mendez, Double Down News
The short videoproduced by Double Down Newsand titled The true legacy of Christopher Columbus: Western Civilisationfeatures author and journalist George Monbiot recounting the infamous European explorers history of subjugation and brutalization of the Indigenous people he encountered when he arrived in the so-called New World in the late 15th Century.
After being up for more than a week, and raking up more than 900,000 views, DNN co-founder Yannis Mendez says the video, a serious piece of historical journalism, was deleted by Facebook on Tuesday without warning, a specific reason, or any avenue of recourse.
In the piece, Mendez explains, Monbiot recounts the horrors of history in vivid detail. Therefore, at times, we understand the film may have been uncomfortable for some to watch. A number of visuals used, taken from the film 1492 and historical documentary footage, were graphic in nature. Facebook could have opted to put a warning screen on the video, which we would of had no problem with.
As of this writing, the video remains deleted from Facebookit was originally posted at this linkand its producers have been given no further explanation for why it was taken down. The video remains available on YouTube.
Watch [warning, some may find the footage graphic or troubling]:
In response to its deletion by Facebook, DDN, Monbiot and others appealed for people to speak out against Facebooks censorship and demanded the video be restored:
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19 October 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general 
Lee Camp spoke with Josh Androsky from PBLA about all things public banking on a recent episode of his popular show Redacted Tonight, A new way to end the big banks.
Public banking is basically democratizing finance. It would be cutting out the Wall Street middleman and allowing the power of banking to be a public utility. Its not that difficult. When it comes down to it, who should be in control of public money? Is it six people in a board room in New York City high up in a penthouse of a giant skyscraper, or is it your community, your neighbors?
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The mainstream media reported today that Twitter suspended hundreds of accounts after users on the pro-Trump Reddit forum r/The_Donald coordinated efforts to use Twitter to set up 'Non-Player Character' (NPC) profiles mocking liberals.
The artistic campaign was born out of their characterisation of liberals as uncritical characters automatons, name callers not capable of independent authentic thinking.
The BBC reported that within 24 hours there were more than 30,000 uses of the term NPC on Twitter, and Facebook pages dedicated to the trend amassed tens of thousands of followers.
The term NPC is borrowed from the digital games industry. It refers to characters managed by artificial intelligence whose behavior is limited to certain scripted responses and actions.
The NPC meme began as a satirical attempt to ridicule the New Lefts sound-bite, cliched culture. The BBC quoted one poster saying, "If you get in a discussion with them it's always the same buzzwords and hackneyed argumentsIt's like in a [video game] when you accidentally talk to somebody twice and they give you the exact lines word for word once more."
21st Century Wires Patrick Henningsen commented this morning on his Facebook page that the 'NPC' meme is pure art, much more illustrative and reflective than the Pepe meme, and opens a whole new level of social commentary. By definition, this is what art does.
But for some reason parts of the mainstream media are not enthusiastic about the new artistic adventure. Henningsen continues, the MSM reaction is telling and so is Twitters ban. Ironically, Twitter proves they are 'NPC' by banning these memes after decreeing them to be 'political manipulation'. According to Henningsen, the recent panic over the NPC meme proves the insecurity of the Latte Left, that they can't even tolerate laconic gamer satire.
I believe that the negative reaction to the NPC meme is one more piece of evidence of the Judaisation of our social, political and cultural landscape.
Judaism is very strict in its opposition to icons and artistic imagery. The Torah contains a...
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Get It Together, People
Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz
I can't believe some of the nonsense I am hearing. Cart in front of the horse doesn't begin to describe it.
For beginners, people living as British Territorial "inhabitants" have no standing, right, or power to organize anything pretending to represent this country.
We are here, present, acting for ourselves now.
No "representatives" needed, thanks.
This is the reason why you all have to make your declarations of political status and move your Good Name back onto the land jurisdiction of this country officially BEFORE you can set up and operate a lawful Jural Assembly.
British Territorial "inhabitants" function as "persons" and when they set up a court they act as a "Jural Society". Okay? Two different groups, two different political statuses, two different jurisdictions.
They occupy a part of the sea jurisdiction and the rest of us, the "people" as opposed to the "persons" occupy the land.
Without land, you don't have a country.
Without a country, you have nothing to stand upon, therefore, you have "no standing".
Without land, you are just a "legal fiction entity"--- a "person", a business, a THING -- with no port to call home, no Public Law, and no way to operate effectively in your own best interest....
More than eight years ago, German citizen Michael Strotzer was the subscriber of an Internet connection from where an audiobook was made available on a peer-to-peer network.
The copyright holder, Germany company Bastei Lbbe AG, was not pleased and demanded that he stop the infringing activity.
This later escalated to a full-blown lawsuit in which the publisher demanded damages. Strotzer, however, denied that he had personally shared the work. While his network was secure, he noted that his parents, who lived at the same address, had access to his network.
The defendant, however, did not provide any further details as to where and when his parents used his connection.
The court initially dismissed the action against Strotzer on the grounds that the copyright infringement could not be directly attributed to him, since his parents could also have shared the audiobook.
In response, Bastei Lbbe filed an appeal with the Regional Court of First Instance in Munich. Here it eventually hit a roadblock.
Strotzer denied that he shared the pirated content. At the same time, German law protects the fundamental right to protection of family life, which means that he didnt have to provide detailed information on other family members.
Faced with this dilemma, the Munich court referred the case to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for guidance, which came in today.
Siding in large part with an earlier opinion from EU Advocate General Szpunar, the CJEU ruled that the right to protection of family life doesnt shield Internet subscribers from liability.
The Court considers that a fair balance must be struck between the various fundamental rights, namely the right to an effective remedy and the right to intellectual property, on the one hand, and the right to respect for private and family life, on the other.
There is no such fair balance where almost absolute protection is guaranteed for the family members of the owner of an internet connection, through which copyright infringements were committed by means of file-sharing, the CJEU adds.
The CJEU notes that if a defendant cant be required to provide evidence on which member of the household carried out the infringement, the fundamental rights of copyright holders are at stake.
That said, it remains up to national courts to determine whether there are other options through which th...
By Aaron Kesel Security robots have invaded NYC and are now patrolling the streets, while diplomatic robots are roaming around UK parliament floors. Robots are...
The top Treasury Department employee who was charged Wednesday with leaking confidential financial documents pertaining to former Trump officials was apprehended the previous evening with a flash drive containing the allegedly pilfered information in her hand, prosecutors said in court papers. The dramatic arrest late Tuesday came on the heels of other high-profile, leak-related prosecutions under the Trump administration, which has pledged to go on the offensive against leakers that the president has called "traitors and cowards." Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, 40, a senior official at the department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), is accused of illegally giving a reporter bank reports documenting several suspicious financial transactions, known as Suspicious Activity Reports ("SARs"), from October 2017 to the present. The financial transactions involved Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, campaign official Richard Gates, accused Russian agent Maria Butina and...
LONDON (Opinion) There is nothing in this series of articles to deny that anti-Semitism is a real threat. On the contrary, the point is to expose the cheap use of the anti-Semitism card in the face of a real menace to society. Overused and undeserved allegations of anti-Semitism only endanger Jews like me should the real dangers of anti-Semitism rise again.
We are seeing Neo-Nazis rise in Ukraine, the Baltics, and even Germany. Ultranationalist far-right parties demonize all who stand in their way and, if they can get away with it, have a willingness to use violence on those who oppose them. Should their rise continue, anti-Semitism will follow. A real, violent form of anti-Semitism.
This may leave a great many people to wonder why is there such intolerance of criticism of Israel when violence and oppression, most worryingly on a state level, appear to be returning. Such hate groups typically target vulnerable, minority populations in their rise to power. That is the history and the fundamental fear of anti-Semitism. Not criticism of Israel.
While this clear and present danger is rising, false allegations of anti-Semitism are being used to silence critics of Israel and condemn politicians who might support the victims of Israels oppression. Thus the misuse of charges of anti-Semitism is coming exactly at the time when threats from real and violent anti-Semites are rising.
The threat of anti-Semitism has always been based upon a form of xenophobia a sense that Jews are somehow outsiders, even if their countries are the only homes they have ever known. With the rise of far-right parties using refugees as a scapegoat, will anti-Semitism be far behind?
While reviewing Liz Feketes Europes Fault Lines: Racism and the Rise of the Right, the New Republic describes the disturbing trend:
Few imagined that a mere 25 years later, it would be Western Europe and the United States drifting towards the xenophobic populism that triumphed first in Hungary and Poland, before moving westward toward France, the Netherlands, and the U...
A 31-year-old lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force said to have participated in the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi died in a suspicious car accident in Riyadh, according to Turkish media. Mashal Saad al-Bostani was reportedly on a 15-man hit squad dispatched to Saudi Arabias Istanbul Consulate in Turkey on October 2 during Khashoggis visit, before the team quickly 
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PBI Chair Ellen Brown is speaking in several public conferences and events this week and next in San Rafael on Oct 18th at 350Marin.org and Oct 20th at the Bioneers Conference, and in Sonoma, CA on Oct 22nd at Praxis Peace Institute. Discussion will include the latest public banking developments in California and around the country.
The phenomenon, caused by the arrival of very cold polar air, is expected to bring 180 millimeters of rain in 12 hours, affecting Catalonia, Aragn, Valencia, Andalusia, Balearics and Murcia More extreme weather has been forecast for Spain just days after tropical storm Leslie swept across the country and flash flooding in the Balearic Islands left 13 people dead in Mallorca, including a British couple and two German nationals. Comment: At least 10 killed after massive flash floods hit Majorca, Spain, with 9 inches of rain in 2 hours - UPDATE Spain's national weather service AEMET has issued a special warning for "rain and intense, generalized and persistent storms" for the eastern side of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands. The extreme weather is expected to hit on Thursday and last until Sunday. While the gota fra - or "cold drop," a term used to describe a sudden fall in temperatures along the east coast caused by the arrival of very cold polar air - is "typical" of Spanish...
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Greenhouse gases emissions from the largest U.S. industrial plants fell 2.7 percent in 2017, the Trump administration said, as coal plants shut and as that industry competes with cheap natural gas and solar and wind power that emit less pollution.
The drop was steeper than in 2016 when emissions fell 2 percent, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said.
EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler said the data proves that federal regulations are not necessary to drive carbon dioxide reductions.
[...] While Wheeler gave the administration credit for the reductions, which mainly came from the power sector, the numbers also underscore that the administration has not been able to stop the rapid pace of coal plant shutdowns.
[...] Natural gas releases far less carbon dioxide when burned than coal and a domestic abundance of gas has driven a wave of closures of coal plants. In 2017 utilities shut or converted from coal-to-gas nearly 9,000 megawatts (MW) of coal plants.
[...] The trend of U.S. coal plant shutdowns is expected to pick up this year, with power companies expecting to shut 14,000 MW of coal plants in calendar year 2018.
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: Katrina Anderson said her 12-year-old
daughter found the letter in the mailbox Monday when she returned
home from school. 'Go back where
Indians belong': St. Albert mother frightened by racist letter from
neighbour | CBC News
The anonymous letter initially complained about children riding a scooter on driveways and playing basketball and football on the street. It then said, "We don't like your kind around here."
The tone of the letter later became threatening and focused on the family's First Nations background.
"Move out or things will escalate," the letter said. "Would not want to see the kids getting hurt. This isn't a reserve. Go back to the reserve where Indians belong."
Contrary to expectations, the House of Representatives stood down consideration of the electoral act no. 6, of 2010 at the committee of the whole. Recall that the House had in the committee of the whole presided over by Deputy Speaker, Hon. Yussuff Sulaimon Lasun on Wednesday stop the consideration of the bill at clause 27 
The Trump administration will not longer have separate U.S. diplomatic posts for Israel and the Palestinians, said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement this morning. The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem that services Palestinians will be folded into the embassy in Israel and headed by the U.S. Ambassador to Israel.
Palestinian leaders responded to the closure by accusing the Trump administration of taking a step towards the recognition of Greater Israel, a single state between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, and permanently abandoning Palestinian statehood.
Pompeo said the single diplomatic mission will assist Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem with consular support through a new Palestinian Affairs Unit inside U.S. Embassy Jerusalem.
The unit will be located at the former U.S. consular site on Argon Road in West Jerusalem.
The move does not change the U.S.s position that boundaries or borders are a final status issue, Pompeo said.
This decision is driven by our global efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our operations. It does not signal a change of U.S. policy on Jerusalem, the West Bank, or the Gaza Strip, Pompeo continued.
Within minutes of the announcement, PLO Secretary General Dr. Saeb Erekat said, This decision...
The mass shooting which took place in Crimea on Wednesday is an unfortunate result of globalization and a collective failure to adapt to it, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. The Russian president suggested that the suspected shooter, who killed 20 people in a polytechnic college in Kerch, where he himself studied, was inspired by similar sprees of violence in the United States. "Strange as it seems, it's a result of globalization. There are entire communities dedicated to it in the social media online. It all started with well-known tragedies in schools in the US. Young mentally unstable people invent false heroes for themselves," Russian leader said as he attended a Valdai Club plenary session in the Russian southern city of Sochi. The striking resemblance between how the Kerch shooter was dressed and the outfit used by one of the 1999 shooting in Columbine can hardly be overlooked. The Russian investigators are yet to confirm whether the violence in Russia was inspired...
What is the source of the violent anti-corruption protests seen this week in Haiti? VA's Jeanette Charles examines the historic Venezuela-Haiti relationship, including the more-recent Petrocaribe dealings.
Turkey is challenging the Greek continental shelf and claims that a Greek frigate harassed the Turkish vessel Barbaros conducting seismic activity research off Cyprus. Turkish research vessel Barbaros and the frigate of the Greek Navy Nikiforos came dangerously close in the broader sea area west of Pafos in Cyprus. The Barbaros was sailing within Plot
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In the latest episode of Its Our Money with Ellen Brown, Thomas Hanna of the Democracy Collaborative talks about how public banking can be a shield from the economic ravages of the expected next crisis. As co-host Walt McRee summarizes the episode:
We live with a monetary system designed to stage recurring crashes which move personal and public assets into the hands of the Oligarchy. American history is filled with examples of financial stratagems enabled by power-center bankers both near and far. Our guest Thomas Hanna of the Democracy Collaborative talks with Ellen about The Crisis Next Time and why we need to use the next banker-crash debacle to move our financial controls into the hands of the public. Commentator Bob Bows reviews some shocking American history that makes it clear these financial crises are no accident and how they are destroying democracy. And Anna Callahan of TheIncorruptibles outlines how citizens must organize to reclaim the political power needed to protect themselves from the corporate financial powers both locally and nationally.
Thats vile. Theyre lucky 2.0 didnt go nuclear on them. Via Washington Examiner: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., says people spat at him over his support of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Graham asked Fox and Friends viewers on Tuesday whether they wanted to have their government run by a mob or rule of law. What 
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The Four Essentials Of Off Grid Solar by Ken Jorgustin Modern Survival Blog An off-grid solar (photo-voltaic) electric power system is an ideal prep that can partially or totally relinquish you from dependence upon other systems (the electrical power...
On Sunday evening, a group of over 100 food activists, farmers, artists, and community members from across the world gathered in downtown Bellingham, Washington to honor the recipients of this years Food Sovereignty Prize.
The awards were were founded in 2009 with the stated mission of celebrating grassroots efforts to promote food sovereigntydefined as a communitys ability to feed itself culturally appropriate cuisine while maintaining control over the means of food production.
But its the Food Sovereignty Prizes anti-imperialist ethoshighlighting women, migrants, people of color, and farmworkers who are historically marginalized in the global food system, and often in awards ceremonies honoring efforts to change itthat stands in sharp contrast with a far better known, lucrative, and contentious accolade: the World Food Prize.
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We couldnt believe it when we heard it and had to share it with you as soon as possible. Guys, Ive had my website for five years. And Ive quoted many, many doctors. But watching this live, last night, was one of the most shocking things Ive ever seen. Whether you are a fan of 
The post Vaccine profiteer, Paul Offit, announces Trumps child is autistic because he had him in his 60s appeared first on Health Nut News.
When US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew into Riyadh to discuss the disappearance and likely death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia transferred $100m to the State Department for US efforts against the Islamic State (IS) group, the New York Times reported late Tuesday. While the funding was approved earlier in the summer, critics 
The post Saudi Arabia Transfers $100,000,000 To The US As Khashoggi Crisis Deepens appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.
Two videos posted recently illustrate the civility divide between liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans. Both videos involve Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), with one showing how Cruz reacts in a civil manner while being harassed as he is trying to catch a plane and the other showing a crazed liberal stealing Cruz yard signs.
First, Ted Cruz at the airport, most likely Reagan National, where he was tailed and harangued by a liberal woman over his support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) October 17, 2018
Next, video by Alfredo Ramos of a man stealing and ripping up Ted Cruz yard signs in the hipster Montrose neighborhood of Houston. The thief starts out acting calm and deliberate, then has an on camera meltdown that some observers see as demonic. The thief returns to a hipster coffee house to pick up his drink.
Alfredo Ramos (@reachhoustonseo) October 18, 2018
Saudi Arabia is in the midst of an internal review of the death of Khashoggi. Whispers from inside the kingdom suggest that the final report will say that this was a "rogue" operation, a word introduced into this incident by U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump, who has bet a great deal on Saudi Arabia, has been caught flatfooted.
A cop has been fired after he claimed he was "trigger happy" and admitted that if he shoots someone he "makes a ton in overtime."
The post WATCH: Cop Fired for Saying He Gets Paid a Ton of Money to Shoot People appeared first on The Free Thought Project.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the nations security chiefs. The meeting was held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Some of those who attended the meeting with the President are the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali; National Security Adviser, Babangana Monguno; Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of 
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Te ha llevado tiempo encontrar el suelo para tu casa o la oficina, tal vez los materiales elctricos para terminar ese trabajo que has dejado a medias, los accesorios y muebles para acabar los baos y sigues buscando un decorador?
Si llevas mucho tiempo y aun no consigues nada que te convenza o te faltan muchos sitios an por recorrer, quizs no ests buscando en el lugar indicado, ya que conseguir una tienda especializada es cuestin de segundos y ni hablar de las plataformas que renen los productos y servicios de diversas tiendas para que tengas a mano y en un solo lugar todo lo que buscas, modelos, precios, marcas, etc.
Ese contactor trifsico 40A barato lo puedes encontrar a muy buenos precios si sabes por donde buscar, adems de todo tipo de materiales para realizar trabajos elctricos desde los ms bsicos hasta los ms sofisticados en cuanto a marca y prestaciones.
Un stock de productos constantemente actualizado, as cada vez que contactes con la tienda puedas conseguir las ltimas novedades, adems los productos cuentan con una garanta de dos aos y un poco ms porque son de primera calidad.
Olvdate de estar de tienda en tienda buscando cada producto y comparando precios, seguramente muchos de tus proveedores estn en internet as que ahorra tiempo y dinero comprando componentes y productos elctricos de marcas reconocidas a precios insuperables, con ms de mil referencias disponibles es muy fcil conseguir lo que necesitas.
As son los suelos laminados ac6, decorativos, elegantes, muy resistentes y son perfectos para cubrir grandes superficies adaptndose muy bien a todo tipo de espacios y decoraciones en casa u oficina.
Sus tonalidades son todo un sueo y consiguen mimetizarse muy bien con lo que les rodea, simulando superficies como la madera en sus diversos tipos y con texturas bastante realistas.
Entre sus ventajas se cuentan:
La comunicacin en la actualidad de hoy juega un papel fundamental en todos los aspectos de nuestras vidas de la vida. Por lo tanto, el entorno laboral no es una excepcin. Si tienes una empresa es esencial que ests actualizado sobre lo que sucede fuera como lo que sucede dentro de tu negocio.
Es por eso que debes buscar estrategias de comunicacin duraderas y efectivas, tanto en las relaciones externas con los clientes, a travs de planes de marketing y relaciones pblicas adecuadas y eficientes, como en las relaciones internas con el personal de la empresa. En estos casos, una intranet puede ser la solucin
Una intranet corporativa es un sitio web dentro de la empresa, un sistema de comunicacin accesible solo para el personal de la empresa (empleados, gerentes y colaboradores, todos aquellos que trabajan dentro de la empresa).
Las primeras intranets nacieron en los aos 90 como herramientas simples para publicar noticias y documentos. A lo largo de los aos, estos sistemas de comunicacin han comenzado a proporcionar servicios cada vez ms complejos.
Las intranets permiten colaborar, gestionar actividades, simplificar procesos organizacionales. Si se usan correctamente, son una excelente herramienta para desarrollar la cultura corporativa.
Originalmente la intranet estaba dentro de la red de la compaa y no se podan acceder a ella desde el exterior, con la llegada de internet cualquier empleado o personal de la organizacin, puede acceder a ella desde el lugar donde se encuentre.
La intranet te ahorra dinero, evita problemas de comunicacin interna y hace que tu negocio sea ms flexible, permitiendo a las personas trabajar mejor. De hecho, es posible calcular el impacto econmico de cada funcin de intranet (y por lo tanto, el famoso retorno de la inversin ).
En este artculo encontrars muchas ms ventajas que ofrece una intranet corporativa a tu emp...
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Thursday, forwarded 25 names to the state Assembly for confirmation as commissioners. The appointments came three months after the governor dissolved the executive council. Tambuwal, in a letter dated October 18 and read at plenary said, I am pleased to forward to the House nomination for appointment as commissioners 
Cada da son ms los que se unen al mundo de los cinfilos, ya sea porque les apasiona como arte o simplemente, porque les entretiene y les hace pasar un rato agradable, pero siempre est el dilema: cine o casa?
Ir al cine ofrece la oportunidad de ver las pelculas en pantalla gigante y con un buen sonido, sin embargo, algunos ponen por encima de esto la comodidad y prefieren verlas en casa, que termina siendo una excelente opcin, pues aparte de la tranquilidad que produce el hecho de estar en el hogar, termina siendo un gran plan con amigos o familia.
Aunque ir al cine puede parecer tentador algunas veces, hay buenas razones para buscar alguna plataforma para descargar pelculas y verlas desde el hogar. Llamar a amigos y hacer un maratn de pelculas de terror, reunir a toda la familia para ver una comedia en la sala de la casa mientras se disfruta de una entretenida cena o poder tener un momento consigo mismo y deleitarse con las pelculas favoritas de todos los tiempos en un espacio totalmente cmodo.
Ver una pelcula en casa es librarse de la molestia de perderse algn momento importante por alguna llamada de telfono o porque alguien que deba ir al bao en ese momento se levant y empez a caminar por delante de las butacas sin dejar ver nada a nadie hasta llegar al pasillo de la sala. Pero ver pelculas en casa va ms all de la comodidad o un buen plan, porque existe la posibilidad de ver una cantidad innumerables de films, desde los clsicos de los aos 80 hasta los estrenos ms recientes las veces que se quiera, a cualquier hora del da y lo mejor de todo, gratis.
Hay sitios que ofrecen una lista extensa de PeliculasHD que van desde la A hasta la Z en castellano o con subttulos con toda la informacin de la produccin como ficha tcnica, sinopsis e imgenes con escenas de la pelcula y el triler por si no se tiene una idea clara de qu ver. Adems es posible consultar la valoracin que los usuarios le han dado a la pelcula para saber qu tan buena (o qu tan mala) es. Y, al elegir una, tambin hay la opcin de ver algunas pelculas similares o relacionadas a la que se seleccion en un principio para verlas despus. Adems, existe la alternativa de compartir la pelcula en redes sociales como Twitter, Facebook o Google+ para que las dems personas puedan disfrutar d...
The gale of defection in the House of Representatives returned as three members of the lower chamber changed party platform. While two members dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), one member left the PDP for Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). Chairman of the House committee on rules and business, 
It is mind-boggling when you think about the computing power that fits in the palm of your hand these days. It wasnt long ago when air-conditioned rooms with raised floors hosted computers far less powerful that filled the whole area. Miniaturization is certainly the order of the day. Things are getting smaller every day, too. We were so impressed with the minuscule entries from the first Square Inch Project a contest challenging designers to use 1 inch2 of PCB or less that we decided bring it back with the Return of the Square Inch Project. The rules really were simple: build something with a PCB that was a square inch.
It was hard to pick, but there can only be one grand prize winner. This time around that honor goes to [Danny FR] for a very small smart motor driver for robotics. The little board takes an I2C link to a microcontroller and does PID control with RPM feedback. No need for an H-bridge or any sophisticated control electronics thats all onboard.
The board is a great fit for a motor and makes it easy to build moving projects. That was the grand prize, but there were some other great entries that won in...
Tanto inquilinos como propietarios han experimentado en alguna ocasin problemas con las cerraduras.Seguramente, a ms de uno se le han quedado las llaves dentro de la casa y no puede entrar, o la cerradura de una puerta se ha estropeado y no abre, o tambin puede ser que intentando abrir una cerradura se haya partido la llave dentro. Para estos casos y muchos otros lo ms importante es tener a un buen cerrajero de confianza a quien llamar. Slo l podr solucionar el problema con precisin y rapidez.
Elegir un buen cerrajero es una tarea que requiere tener algunas consideraciones, primordialmente lo relacionado con la seguridad del hogar, porque el cerrajero que se decida contratar deber conocer los sistemas de seguridad que se tienen en la vivienda.
En primer lugar ser una buena opcin evaluar las diferentes alternativas locales con las que se cuenta sobre los mejores cerrajeros. Sin embargo, un buen punto de partida podra ser pedir a los amigos o familiares referencias anteriores de algn cerrajero barato Castellon. De esa manera, se evitar andar al azar en una situacin tan delicada.
La consulta previa sobre un buen servicio de cerrajera siempre ser el primer paso para contratar los servicios de expertos en cerrajera. Asimismo, consultar por Internet a travs de https://www.cerrajerosmurcia.org, permitir saber con una mayor certeza qu tipo de servicios se est contratando y las diferentes labores que realizan los especialistas de cerrajera ms expertos.
Es imprescindible que cuando sucedan este tipo de inconvenientes se mantenga la calma y no se caiga en la desesperacin.
Un buen servicio de cerrajera debe ser, en primer lugar, una atencin que preste asistencia las 24 horas puesto que nunca se sabe en qu mom...
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch is still fighting to get Hillary Clinton to answer questions under oath about her private email server.
Thanks to Judicial Watch, the public became aware of Hillary Clintons private email server. Clinton used a private email account to conduct official business while she was the head of the Department of State in order to conceal her Clinton Foundation pay-to-play and influence peddling.
On Friday, a federal judge told Judicial Watch in a court hearing that he was shocked Hillary Clintons aide-turned-lawyer Cheryl Mills was given immunity. The federal judge also said the State Department provided false statements to derail the lawsuits over Hillary Clintons private server.
U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth strongly criticized the U.S. Department of State, stating, The information that I was provided was clearly false regarding the adequacy of the [Clinton email] search and what we now know turned out to be the Secretarys email system.
Via Judicial Watch:
Turning his attention to the Department of Justice, Judge Lamberth said that he was dumbfounded by the agencys Inspector General report revealing that Cheryl Mills had been given immunity and was allowed to accompany former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to her FBI interview:
I had myself found that Cheryl Mills had committed perjury and lied under oath in a published opinion I had issued in a Judicial Watch case where I found her unworthy of belief, and I was quite shocked to find out she had been given immunity in by the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case. So I did not know that until I read the IG report and learned that and that she had accompanied the Secretary to her interview.
(In an April 28, 2008, ruling relating to Mills conduct as a White House official in responding to concerns about lost White House email records, Judge Lamberth called Mills participation in the matter loathsome. He further stated Mills was responsible for...
This is big. Ive been saying this for a few years now, but it remains true: this is the end of a prohibition.
Were never going to see anything like this again, and we are still very early.
No doubt, the next month could be volatile since the news is now out that Canada is legal.
Over the next month, I want to help you build the ultimate cannabis portfolio.
On September 4th, we told you about our top cannabis-infused drink company, Koios Beverage Corp. (CSE: KBEV & US: KBEVF), at just 20 cents Canadian. Weve seen our money double, and then double again (Im still accumulating shares)!
This past Monday, we profiled a brand new public company, CannAmerica Brands Corp. (CSE: CANA), for just CAD$0.87. As of this morning, its trading for CAD$1.03.
Theyre headed up by Dan Anglin, one of the pioneers in the cannabis industry.
CannAmerica has entered into licensing agreements with industry leaders for its key brands, AmeriCanna and CannAmerica, in three key geographic markets for the legal cannabis trade: Colorado, Nevada, and Maryland.
I personally decided to make this a core stock in my own family portfolio.
I remember when I first invested into and profiled Bitcoin at $13; I saw a sector that could make investors a fortune.
For the cannabis space, I feel even more bullish. The upside here is greater than Ive ever seen....
Migrants are being trained to drive public buses in Germany in a new initiative launched through the Berlin Transport Company.
A project by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Berlins public transport operator, will soon see 16 refugees employed as bus drivers in the German capital,...
Opus has sent us another colourful treat. This time its shoes and they are wonderful. Its no secret that I love shoes, but I could never hope to have shoes quite this wonderful. Theyre bright, bold and such interesting designs. Opus says,
More pictures, this time from Reykjavik. Shooting through glass is tough, but I think they worked out well. More of the sights that one sees when traveling with fabric artists. I might never have noticed if not for them.
Well, Opus, I think traveling with fabric artists is definitely a good thing, but your camera skills are what makes it all come alive in photos. Thanks so much for sharing.
Recurrir a profesionales de experiencia como un notario es til en diversos aspectos.
La toma de decisiones a lo largo de nuestra vida puede tener unas consecuencias u otras en funcin de cmo escojamos. Lo normal es que lo hagamos por nuestros medios, segn sean los gustos que tengamos nosotros o alguien de nuestro entorno. Aunque hay situaciones que requieren el asesoramiento profesional de alguien con experiencia, como el caso de los notarios. Una figura a la que podemos recurrir cuando hace falta realizar determinados trmites o asesoramiento de algn tipo.
Casos en los que se necesita acudir a una notara
Normalmente ligados la figura del notario a situaciones de tipo legal, como la firma de contratos o la tramitacin de herencias. Y lo cierto es que las notarias en Cordoba prestan sus servicios habitualmente cuando se tienen que realizar acciones en las que hay que ajustarse a la ley.
Algunos de los casos en los que se necesitan es cuando se compra o vende una propiedad y se van a tramitar las escrituras, se recibe una herencia o incluso si se constituye una sociedad empresarial. En todas ellas se necesita alguien que sepa cules son las normas que hay que cumplir y los pasos a seguir para que todo se haga de forma lcita.
Adems de trmites, en una notara se puede recibir orientacin prctica sobre diversos temas. Por ejemplo, cul es la documentacin que puede exigir un banco para pedir una hipoteca o en qu casos se necesita un abogado adems de un notario.
Cmo elegir al notario adecuado
La cantidad de notarios que hay en cualquier ciudad es bastante amplia, lo que puede dar lugar a que haya dudas acerca de cul ser el adecuado en nuestro caso. Algo muy recomendable es buscar un profesional que est en nuestra zona, para que no tengamos que perder tiempo en desplazamientos de un modo innecesario. Preguntar a familiares y amigos tambin puede ser til, pues podemos saber cmo ha sido la atencin recibida y elegir notarios Cordoba con ms confianza.
Una vez tomada la decisin, pide cita para hablar de forma clara con el profesional y ver si hay comunicacin, ya que es fundamental...
Gurtej Sandhu has propelled Moores Law with his innovations, and is now looking at whats beyond
For over fifty years, the exponential shrinking of circuit components on chips predicted by Gordon Moore has allowed all sorts of modern wonders from personal computers and mobile phones to social media and smart cars.
Gurtej Sandhu, a senior fellow and vice president at Micron Technology in Boise, Idaho is behind key innovations that have driven Moores Law forward all these years. And now as the electronics scaling law declines, hes overlooking advanced technologies that can keep accelerating computing. An IEEE Fellow, Sandhu won the 2018 IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award for his contributions to silicon CMOS process technology that have enabled extreme scaling of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and NAND flash memory. He also holds the seventh-most number of U.S. patents.
Sandhu spurred the development of atomic layer deposition for high-k dielectric films to make DRAM devices. He also invented a semiconductor patterning process called pitch doubling, which drastically shrunk NAND flash memory. His chemical vapor deposition process for metal barrier layers is still used to make DRAM and NAND chips.
Sandhu spoke to us about memory technology developments at Micron and why theres no better time to be a computer engineer.
IEEE Spectrum: What are some key innovations from Micron Technology that have kept Moores Law going all these years?
Sandhu: A lot of the innovations at Micron were in processes and techniques to enable new materials and complex structures. And many of them were quietly adopted in the memory space long before anybody else in the industry had heard of them.
For DRAM, for example, Micron had 3D capacitors. We were working with high-k dielectrics long before they were adopted in logic. We enabled pitch-doubling patterning in 2005, long before others started talking about it. We were using 3D transistors in the early 2000s, long before the 3D FinFET was adopted in logic.
The latest innovation is a technology called 3D XPoint Memory. This is a transistor-less architecture where memory cells sit at the intersection of word lines and bit lines. The memory layers can be stacked. Each cell holds one bit of data, and each can be written or read individually by changing the voltage sent to it. So you dont need transistors. The data can be written and read in small packets, and its......
Top corporations continue to accrue revenues far in excess of most governments, figures compiled by Global Justice Now show. Comparing 2017 revenues, 69 of the top 100 economic entities are corporations rather than governments. The top 10 corporations a list which includes Walmart, Toyota and Shell as well as several Chinese corporations raked in over $3 trillion last year. When it comes to the top 200 entities, the gap between corporations and governments gets even more pronounced: 157 are corporations. Walmart, Apple and Shell all accrued more wealth than even fairly rich countries like Russia, Belgium, Sweden.
Senator Claire McCaskill is demanding an investigation into several damning Project Veritas videos that show her and her staff admitting that the Missouri Democrat routinely lies about her positions on Planned Parenthood and gun rights in order to win over moderate Republican voters. McCaskill is blaming her Republican opponent - State Attorney General Josh Hawley - for the Project Veritas videos, instead of denying that she's lying to voters, KMBC reported.
Facebook has become The Great Censor, ready to pull the pages of dissenters that seek to "stir up political debate" in ways that threaten the legitimacy of corporate rule. "Facebook is indispensable to maintaining the global corporate monopoly on truth -- as is Google."
European Commission head Guenther Oettinger has said its very likely that Italys draft budget will be rejected, a development that would trigger a high-profile showdown between Rome and Brussels.
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The Volcker Rule was passed as part of the Dodd Frank Act of 2010 in order to help avert another financial crisis similar to the Great Recession of 2008. That crisis was caused in large part by excessive bank speculation in trading markets, and the Volcker Rule seeks to reduce the risk associated with these activities by prohibiting proprietary trading by government-backstopped banks. In October 2011, the Agencies proposed regulations implementing the Volcker Rule. In February 2012, OSEC issued a 325 page comment letter to the banking regulators urging vigorous and robust implementation of the Volcker Rule. OSEC also issued letters to members of Congress in the summer of 2012 during the governments investigation into JP Morgans London Whale $6 billion trading loss...
While a sobering new UN report on climate change indicates humans might have little time to change our ways to avoid environmental catastrophe, President Trump isn't worried, pointing to scientists "on both sides of the picture." Referencing an uncle who was a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (whom he never spoke to about climate change) as apparent proof of his scientific bona fides, Trump told the Associated Press that he has "a natural instinct for science" and that the climate goes "back and forth, back and forth." Comment: It's funny because it's Trump. And it's also funny because it's probably true: The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World's Top Climate Scientists The US president remains unconvinced that human activity is the cause of climate change. While he has backed away from a 2012 claim that the concept was "created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing noncompetitive," he is now convinced that...
Families separated by border officials earlier this year won a second chance to ask for asylum under an agreement reached in federal court last month, and a Justice Department lawyer said those interviews would get underway soon.
But lawyers for the families say the government has backed off that pledge and now plans to delay those asylum screenings until at least mid-November.
The families covered by the settlement include parents who failed their initial asylum screenings while they were separated from their children earlier this year and forced to make their case in the midst of extreme trauma.
As part of an agreement to close legal challenges from these families, the government agreed to grant them new interviews now that theyve been reunited. Now it wants them to wait. For some, that means spending another month in detention.
Many of the families are free on bond, but at least 60 of the parents and children remain in detention after months. If they want a second chance at asylum, theyll have to spend more weeks locked up, waiting for the government to act on a deal it agreed to in September.
When lawyers on both sides first presented the settlement, U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw asked whether theyd be willing to act on the agreement right away. Justice Department attorney Scott Stewart said yes.
Our point of view is we can get moving on this, Stewart said. The government is looking to make sure, wherever it can, to make things go swiftly.
The settlement wont be final until Sabraw signs off at a hearing set for Nov. 15 in San Diego. But he told the lawyers not to wait until then to start the new asylum interviews.
We ought to start that right away, Sabraw said.
But the families lawyers recently told the court the Justice Department had reneged.
According to an emergency motion filed Wednesday, Stewart wrote in an email that the government will not move forward with implementing the settlement until the deal is finished. In other words, the Trump administration has decided to delay the new screenings for at least another month until the deal is finalized.
Its very surprising that they want to wait, said Sirine Shebaya, a senior staff attorney for Muslim Advocates who represents parents in the case. This is not a class-action that involves monetary damages or any of the things that usually create c...
In many geeky circles, single-board computers are popular machines. SBCs come in small form factors and generally run GNU/Linux, but unfortunately, many boards like the popular Raspberry Pi are dependent on proprietary software to use. The Free Software Foundation maintains a list of system-on-chip families, sorted by their freedom status.
Unfortunately, this list had not been updated in several years. While it was accurate when it was published, free software is constantly improving. Today, more and more boards are usable with free software. On the graphical side, the Etnaviv project has reached maturity, and the Panfrost project, with which I have been personally involved, has sprung up. The video processing unit on Allwinner chips has been reverse-engineered and liberated by the linux-sunxi community in tandem with Bootlin. Rockchip boards have become viable competitors to their better known counterparts. Even the Raspberry Pi has had a proof-of-concept free firmware replacement developed. Free software is winning on ARM.
Accordingly, I have researched the latest developments in single-board computer freedom, updating the list. The revised list includes much more detail than its predecessors, groups boards by system-on-chip rather than brand name for concision, documents previously-unidentified freedom flaws, and of course describes progress liberating the remaining elements.
The new guide is, I hope, clearer, more comprehensive, and more useful to free software users seeking to purchase a board that respects their freedom.
Alyssa is a former intern at the FSF -- you can read more about her work here.
By Paul Antonopoulos On Oct 17, 2018 Trump appears to act in the interests of multipolarity, whether or not these are conscious decisions. Certainly all the members of his administration continue act along the lines of business as usual carrying forward the old Cold War mentality and attitude towards international relations. But Trump has numerous powers as 
Mob is at it again. Via The Wilson Post: Courtneys Restaurant and Catering owner Tom Courtney said hes experienced a strong social media backlash because he rented the event room at his Mt. Juliet business to U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Saturday. Courtney said hes been called a Nazi, an abuser, had his 
Khashoggi Murder Suspect Dies In Suspicious Car Accident from ZeroHedge TDC Note After your done with the mysterious LONE WOLF (imagine that, another dead lone wolf where have I seen that before?) Dont forget to read about Saudis...
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Published on Oct 18, 2018
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A judge in San Francisco last week announced that she is considering overturning the historic verdict that would lead to Monsanto being held accountable for manufacturing dangerous cancer-causing weedkillers. Although San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos hasnt formally ruled on a decision, she did conduct a two-hour hearing to consider the BigAg companys demand to toss out the entire jury verdict, which called for Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages. The hearing was scheduled after Bolanos wrote a tentative ruling stating her intention to strike down the punitive damages and schedule a new trial. In August a jury found that Monsanto knew, or should have known, its best-selling weedkiller, Roundup...
China: 1 Million Uyghurs Imprisoned Under Guise of Job Training | Democracy Now!: In northwestern China, the governor of the Xinjiang autonomous region is defending his governments imprisonment of up to 1 million ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in massive internment camps. Governor Shohrat Zakir said the camps were aimed at teaching Mandarin language and job skills. Human rights groups have blasted the mass internment, with Amnesty International saying, No amount of spin can hide the fact that the Chinese authorities are undertaking a campaign of systematic repression in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, with up to one million people arbitrarily detained. The mass internment camps are primarily places of punishment and torture, not learning. There are consistent reports of beatings, food deprivation and solitary confinement.
Several major public investment funds on Wednesday proposed removing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the companys chairman of the board. The proposal comes right after the recent data breach that affected 30 million Facebook accounts.
State treasurers from Illinois, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, who oversees money including pension funds co-filed the proposal. They joined a proposal originally filed by the investor, Trillium Asset Management in June that called for Zuckerberg to resign as chairman.
The proposal is largely symbolic since Zuckerberg holds absolute control of the board. The removal demand comes at a time when recent security lapses at the social networking giant have raised questions over the companys leadership.
We need Facebooks insular boardroom to make a serious commitment to addressing real risks reputational, regulatory, and the risk to our democracy that impact the company, its share owners, and ultimately the hard-earned pensions of thousands of New York City workers, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said in a statement.
An independent board chair is essential to moving Facebook forward from this mess, and to reestablish trust with Americans and investors alike, Stringer said.
The proposal by the investors calls for a separation of the roles of CEO and the Chairman, that is currently held by Zuckerberg. They argue that separating Facebooks chairman and CEO roles is in the best interest of shareholders, employees, users, and our democracy.
Considering Zuckerbergs outsized influence on the company, the proposal is likely to go in vain. A similar shareholder proposal looking for an independent chair had gone down in 2017 at Facebook. Zuckerberg holds a majority of supervoting shares and controls 59.9 percent of the companys voting power.
While Facebook declined to comment, it quoted its response to the prior proposal in which it said that it did not believe an independent chairman would provide appreciably better direction and performance, and instead could cause uncertainty, confusion, and inefficiency in board and management function and relations.
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By Mayuk Saha
Perfluoroalkyl substances once felt like magic. Liquids and stains didnt stick to them and so companies were able to use these chemicals to make Teflon and cleaning materials. Slowly their use spread to many household items like furniture, utensils and rugs. Their use even extends to the foam found in fire extinguishers.
However, it was soon discovered that when concentrated, these substances had the potential to be toxic if they were consumed. Studies proved that they entered the circulatory system of labourers in factories and the people residing in the surround areas. The chemicals were also found to be connected to certain kinds of cancer and congenital disabilities as NCBI reports.
Recently, drinking water was tested and analyzed and the results proved that agencies like the EPA and the Defence Department have hidden information about the true dangers that PFAs can cause. A lot of people are probably already suffering from exposure to toxic concentrations than have come to light. The government has downplayed the problem and intentionally so by manipulating test results to reveal only a handful of chemicals and to hide higher concentrations of chemicals that are poisonous. Tests that could detect other harmful substances were not conducted at all (source).
A presentation by one of EPAs contractors shows that there the
amount of PFAs in drinking water is twenty times more than what was
published by the EPA. Using these figures, the Environmental
Working Group has calculated that more than a hundred million
Americans are risking exposure to these chemicals.
Earlier testing, though not as advanced, did point out that drinking water in over thirty states was contaminated. The Department of Defence believed that drinking water used in many military areas had su...
The CDC has reported that at least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella. At this time, twenty-one people have been hospitalized but no deaths have been reported. The victims contracted salmonella after coming into contact with raw chicken products. The US Department of Agricultures Food Safety and 
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Industrial-strength scare-propaganda: mind
From time to time, I reprint my interview with Dr. Barbara Starfield. Each time I try to write a new introduction.
In this case, I'll highlight the arbitrary nature of scare-propaganda. And by arbitrary, I mean "has a covert agenda."
For instance, suppose you learned that a single source in the US, every year, like clockwork, kills 225,000 people. That would be 2.25 million killings per decade.
Wouldn't you think we'd hear about it? Wouldn't public health agencies make a big deal about it? Wouldn't they call it an epidemic?
After all, we supposedly have a handful of "Ebola cases" in the US, and the media are hyping this "fact" to the skies.
Suppose they had far, far bigger numbers to work with? Suppose they had 225,000 deaths, not just once, but every year, as the raw material for their stories?
Suppose they could say, "We now have 225,000 deaths in the US as a result of Ebola, and the authorities are quite sure that next year, and the year after that, and every year we're going to have 225,000 more."
Can you imagine the reaction at every level of society? The insane panic? The madness in the streets? The attacks against institutions tasked with preventing such a cataclysm? The collapse of the stock market and the healthcare system? The predictions of the end of the world? The churches on roaring business highs?
On July 26, 2000, the Journal of the American Medical Association published Dr. Barbara Starfield's review, "Is US health really the best in the world?"
In it, Starfield, who was a respected public health expert working at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, stated that:
* The US medical system kills 225,000 Americans a year.
* 106,000 deaths per year from FDA-approved medical drugs.
The federal government is proposing a smaller budget size of N8. 6 trillion for 2019 fiscal year compared to 2018 budget figure of N9.1 trillion. It also envisaged a total revenue projection of N7.9 trillion, reductions in both borrowing and deficit financing going by provisions contained in 2019- 2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework/ Fiscal Strategy 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
No Hate or Fear Mongering Here
Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz
I don't hate monger or fear monger. I don't feel either one of those emotions and it is certainly not my intention to engender them.
My point is to wake people up.
They have fallen asleep on a railroad track, so the fear in the situation isn't caused by me grabbing them by the shoulder and saying. "Hey, Buddy, you gotta move!"
The fear is caused by the approaching train and the whistle blowing in the background.
Many people--millions of people worldwide-- are hearing what I am saying, but they are suffering cognitive dissonance.
I am telling them that they have to reclaim their Good Name and estate and have to declare their political status on the public record to protect themselves and their assets--- and they say, "What? I am Jane Marie Parker, an American from Point Hope, Indiana. Isn't that self-evident???"
It should be, but it is not. Others have made sure to muddy the water, so that they can take advantage of you and steal from you, Jane Marie.
They say you are a different Jane Marie Parker, one born in the British Territorial "State of Indiana".
According to their Master File, you make your living peddling drugs. If that's not you, you have to get evidence of who you really are on the Public Record.
And yes, you do need to wake up and do the paperwork and educate yourself and get off the railroad track. Or these criminals and liars and thieves will...
Treasury Official Arrested, Charged with Leaking Confidential Info On Ex-Trump Advisers Video DAHBOO In the latest indication of the Trump administrations efforts to root out alleged leakers, a senior Treasury Department official working in the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network...
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CUJO AI announces an investment from KPN Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of KPN. The capital provided is part of a series B investment round to fuel international growth. CUJO AI will use the capital to accelerate growth in building and expanding new AI-driven services for network operators. With this investment, CUJO AI will continue to evolve AI-powered technology and to meet growing international demand. The company is actively working with several network operators. More
Quench Water & Solar is selling its solar-powered water purifiers to private owners as U.S. cities wrestle with clean drinking water issues
When WorldWater and Solar Technologies deploys its mobile water purifiersarrays of solar panels, batteries, and high-pressure pumpsthe machines usually wind up in natural disaster zones, off-grid villages, or military operations around the world.
Now the company is expanding within the United States, where cities are grappling with contaminated water supplies and dwindling freshwater reserves. Quench Water & Solar lets entrepreneurs sell cleanand ideally cheapdrinking water to their neighbors, local businesses, and at large events like festivals, where plastic water bottles pour down like rain.
The water infrastructure throughout most of the U.S., and certainly way beyond, is very old...and municipalities dont have the wherewithal or the resources to be able to address these things, says David Hammes, president of Quench and vice president of international development at WorldWater. We see this as an opportunity to take our technology and really benefit people that are subject to contaminated water.
The mobile systems range from the size of golf carts to food trucks, depending on their desired output. Solar panels lay on top, generating electricity that charges the GEL-sealed, lead-acid batteries, which in turn run the motor that pumps water through filters. Clean water pours out a hose and, depending on the filtration process, contaminants flow out a discharge stream or remain in mechanical membranes. Internet-connected monitors remotely display the systems water quality, output, and equipment performance.
"We can deploy it anywhere and literally take contaminated, poisoned water and turn it into drinking water in minutes," Hammes says.
If water comes from ponds, lakes, or municipal taps, it passes through four filters to remove microbes, sediment, and other contaminants. An ultraviolet light then sterilizes the filtered water. Brackish or seawater undergo reverse osmosis, in which water is forced through a thick membrane that blocks sodium and chloride ions and lets freshwater pass. The process uses a substantial amount of energy, so those units require more solar panels and batteries and cost thousands of dollars more.
Lead-tainted water also requires reverse osmosis, because of the metals low molecular wei...
The disappearance and presumed murder of Jamal Khashoggi puts the corrupt relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States in high relief. The two countries have been partners in crime over many years. Together they used jihadist proxies to make wars in Afghanistan, Libya and Syria that furthered U.S. interests. The brutal Saudi attack on neighboring Yemen could not happen without U.S. diplomatic and logistical support. The Donald Trump presidency has brought the two even closer. The relationship is now a true love affair complete with personal dealings between Saudi royals and the Trumps. Khashoggi was a member of a prominent Saudi family with strong ties to the royal house. His uncle, Adnan Khashoggi, was an arms dealer involved in the Iran-Contra and BCCI scandals.
Ever since the election of Ronald Reagan, Republicans have been working overtime to kneecap institutions that support the American middle class. And, as any working-class family can tell you, the GOP has had some substantial successes, particularly in shifting both income and political power away from voters and toward billionaires and transnational corporations.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
How Simple Is This, Really?
Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz
We are the actual owners of the assets that have been "blocked" and which the banks claim are "abandoned".
We have shown up in plenty of time, lodged our claims, and said basically, "That's just plain old-fashioned fraud. We are here to collect."
And we have provided everyone with our Provenance and our proofs and nobody anywhere has come up with any logical or compelling reason why we should not be recognized as the actual owners. Because we are.
But the banks are still standing there stonewalling, more than three years later.
And Mr. Trump is still being forced to play patty-cake with Rothschild instead of being paid directly.
These middlemen bankers, like their buddies in the Bar Associations, have no business usurping a middleman position in the first place.
It should be just Donald Trump being paid by the American People to do a job.
As our Delegated Powers have returned to us, we have every right to bypass European interference, to secure our assets, and to pay our own employees.
We also have the unquestionable right to receive back our purloined assets.
Mr. Trump can't access our assets, because they aren't held in his name, but we are in a different status. We have standing as the actual Heirs and Original Entitlement Holders.
So---Donald Trump needs our help, and...
When volunteers with a faith-based humanitarian group in Arizona published a report earlier this year detailing the systematic destruction of water jugs left for migrants in the Sonoran Desert, they made a point of first reaching out to the agency implicated in the destruction: the U.S. Border Patrol.
At 8:23 a.m., on January 17, the day the report was released, the humanitarian group, known as No More Deaths, emailed the Border Patrol Tucson sector public affairs office a copy of their findings. Included with the report was video of Border Patrol agents engaged in the destruction of water jugs. By the end of the day, those images would go viral, garnering more than a quarter million views on Facebook alone. Hours after the report was published, a caravan of law enforcement vehicles descended on a building in the unincorporated community of Ajo, Arizona, that No More Deaths volunteers have openly used for more than three years.
As No More Deaths report and video footage was circulating online, a pair of plainclothes Border Patrol agents had set up a surveillance post overlooking the property, known locally as the Barn. The agents observed two men who they determined were undocumented. The men were in the company of an Ajo resident whose name the agents already knew, Scott Warren, a college instructor whose work with No More Deaths and other organizations committed to preventing the loss of life in one of the deadliest stretches of the U.S.-Mexico divide was hardly secret.
With support from deputies with the Pima County Sheriffs Department, the Border Patrol rushed in. Warren was arrested along with the migrants and accused of providing them with food, water, and shelter over the course of three days. Indicted by a grand jury on two counts of harboring and one count of conspiracy in February, Warren faces two decades in prison if convicted.
From the beginning, this timeline of events the release of the No More Deaths report followed by the arrest of one of its longtime volunteers has raised questions. Chief among them: Did the Border Patrol arrest an activist to get back at his organization for making the agency look bad? And did the U.S. Attorneys Office in Arizona, after years of largely leaving No More Deaths alone, chose to aggressively prosecute the case as part of some broader Trump-era effort to intimidate border activists?
With hundreds of human remains found along the border each year, and the Trump administration hellbent on deporting as many people as possible, including people with deep roots in the country and str...
Brock d'Avignon was 17 when he met with the Western Growers Association and then placed a call to Cesar Chavez. His next project was designing the first van transport for those confined at home by age and disability.
Heute morgen sa ich in einem Kubernetes+Docker-Vortrag. Ich beobachte ja immer gerne, wie sich Felder entwickeln. Und Docker und Kubernetes hat sich irgendwie nicht so viel bewegt, seit ich das letzte Mal geguckt habe. Wobei, das stimmt nicht, es gibt jetzt noch mehr Layer und Produkte, die empfohlen werden, um Probleme zu lsen, die man vorher (also vor Ausrollen von Docker und Kubernetes) noch gar nicht hatte.
Mir ist ja nach wie vor unklar, wieso Container als Methode zum Downloaden und sicheren Ausfhren von Fremdsoftware aus dem Internet verkauft wird. Wenn man nicht gerade ein Cloud-Provider ist: Wie viele Szenarien beinhalten denn bitte, dass man unvertrauenswrdige Software ausfhrt? Wenn die Software nicht vertrauenwrdig ist, dann fhrt man sie nicht aus. Oder man lebt halt damit, dass die Software Mist machen kann, und lsst sie nicht an die Datenbank mit den Payroll-Daten oder das Corpnet ran.
Ich finde, Container muss man eher als Deployment-Technologie betrachten. Fr Software, die man im Moment per # ./install deployed, oder per RPM oder DEB. Da schiebt man jetzt halt nicht ein RPM mit Dependencies herum, sondern aus dem Buildsystem fllt ein Image mit allen Abhngigkeiten, und die schiebt man auf das Zielsystem. Wenn das rger macht, dann fhrt man das vorherige Image nochmal hoch und hat nur ein paar Sekunden Downtime. Das ist ein Versprechen, das Container grundstzlich einlsen knnen, und da sind sie auch nicht schlechter als irgendein gammeliges manuell hochgepatches (wenn berhaupt) Redhat mit handinstallierter Anwendung sondern haben sogar echte Vorteile.
Die ganze Idee hinter Containern ist dann, dass man beim Deployment agiler wird, und Fehler nicht so schlimm sind, weil man das alte Image noch hat. Dann muss man aber natrlich auch agil sein und seine Images hufiger neu bauen, insbesondere auch mit den aktualisierten Abhngigkeiten frisch. Warum das keiner macht, ist aber eine Frage fr einen anderen Blogrant :-)
VW hat einen Plan, um Diesel-Fahrverbote abzuwenden: Abwrackprmie 2.0!
Bei Volkswagen hat einem Medienbericht zufolge der Vorstand neue Manahmen in Milliardenhhe fr die Diesel-Umrstung beschlossen, um Fahrverbote fr seine Kunden zu verhindern.Die vermuten wahrscheinlich, dass die Leute sich dann einen neuen VW kaufen.
Update: Genau hingucken: Die Dieselskandal-Fahrzeuge sind Euro-5. Die Abwrackprmie ist jetzt fr Euro 1-4.
Old and busted: Panama Files.
New hotness: CumEx-Files.
Es geht um mindestens 55 Milliarden Euro: Der organisierte Griff in die Steuerkasse durch "steuergetriebene Aktiengeschfte" ist viel grer als angenommen.
Ihr habt ja bestimmt auch schon gehrt, dass chinesische Hndler sich ihre Klein-Warenlieferungen nach Europa als Briefe deklarieren und so durch Ausnutzung eines alten Post-Abkommens durch das Postsystem subventionieren lassen. Das war vor einer Weile in den Nachrichten, und dann hie es, sie htten die Regeln gendert um das zu verhindern.
Stellt sich raus: Die USA wollen jetzt aus dem Abkommen austreten, mit der expliziten Begrndung, die Chinesen wrden das unfair ausnutzen.
18/10/2018 - Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, who disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week is not quite the critic of the Saudi regime that the Western media says he is, writes Asad ...
18/10/2018 - The Israeli military relies on a network of international companies, supplying everything from sniper rifles to tear gas, to carry out its massacres of protesters in Gaza. These companies are knowingly ...
Bill Gates knows a lot about climate change.
Bill Gates knows a lot about climate change.
For some years now, one has not had to look far to find articles proclaiming the demise of the GNU General Public License. That license, we are told, is too frightening for many businesses, which prefer to use software under the far weaker permissive class of license. But there is a business model that is based on the allegedly scary nature of the GPL, and there are those who would like to make it more lucrative; the only problem is that the GPL isn't quite scary enough yet.
Earlier this year, we hosted the Ending Age-Related Diseases 2018 conference at the Cooper Union in New York City. This conference was designed to bring together the best in the aging research and biotech investment worlds and saw a range of industry experts sharing their insights.
Dr. James Peyer is the founder and Managing Partner of Apollo Ventures, an early-stage life science investor and company builder that focuses on breakthrough technologies for treating age-related diseases.
He discusses the strategic paths to bringing longevity-promoting therapeutics to market as quickly as possible, with a particular focus on engaging pharmaceutical companies via disease-focused, proof-of-concept trials.
The New York Attorney Generals office has subpoenaed more than a dozen telecommunications trade groups, lobbying contractors and Washington advocacy organizations, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, seeking to determine whether they were behind the flood of fake public comments submitted before the Federal Communication Commissions decision to revoke net neutrality rules last year. Barbara Underwood, who became the states attorney general earlier this year after predecessor Eric Schneiderman resigned in disgrace, wants to see whether industry groups were behind a huge effort to pollute the 22 million letters filed to the FCCs electronic comment filing system with fraudulent submissions.
New IEEE site features 200 robots from 19 countries with hundreds of photos, videos, and interactives to get people excited about robotics and STEM
Were launching today a new massive guide to all things robotic, with over 820 photos, 680 videos, and 40 interactives. Its a fun site designed for robot enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. You should go check it out right now. Seriously, stop reading this and go to robots.ieee.org.
Hey youre back! Found some cool robots? Clicked on any creepy ones? We really hope there was something that captured your interest. A major goal of the ROBOTS sitewhich is an expansion of our Robots App from a few years backis being a resource for anyone interested in robotics, no matter if youre a beginner or a robot legend.
This is the repository that future generations of humans and robots will look back upon with nostalgia, says Rodney Brooks, MIT emeritus professor and cofounder of iRobot and Rethink Robotics, and a robot legend, too.
Brooks argues that weve just entered the Cambrian explosion period of robot history, when the number and variety of robots will expand to something beyond our wildest dreams.
Well try to keep up. The site today has 192 robots, and our plan is to add every major robotics projectcommercial, research, startupson the planet. Our country count right now is 19 (hello Luxembourg, we just added one of your robots!), which we think is a bit low, so if you have a robot from a place currently not on the site, let us know!
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Its become something of a global urban legend. People in other countries ask me often, aghast, curious: Do Americans really sometimes have to choose between medicine and food and shelter? I cant believe it! Is it true? I nod, having had acquaintances whove made just that choice. But now we know a hard number42% of Americans who get cancer will go bankrupt as a result. A shocking, bizarre, and horrific fact of daily American lifeyet somehow also totally unsurprising.
About half of Americans will face the gruesome choiceyour money, or your life. If that reminds you of being mugged for your life savings at gunpoint, youre not wrong. And yet its just one grim daily reality among many, all of which can be summed up this way.
If it feels like capitalisms killing youthats because it is. (No, youre not alone.) Now, I dont mean mom-and-pop soda shoppe capitalism, I set up a small scale business hoping to earn a decent living doing something interesting and funI mean mega-scale Walmart Wall St capitalism: the predatory kind. Instead of telling the story with statisticswhich in the present case, hide more than they reveal, since those statistics were designed to tell us how ultra-rich capitalists are getting, whether or not the average persons life, democracy, the planet, the old, and the young all burst into roaring flamesIll tell it a different, and to me at least, a truer way.
Imagine the life of an American, somewhere in a rust belt town. How many ways is predatory capitalism killing him? Well, first it took away his livelihood, not just his income, but his means of earning oneand offered him precisely nothing in return. Then it took away his community, his home. With those went his sense of belonging, of mattering, of counting and providing. Maybe, in depression, or despair, or disability, he went to the doctor, who prescribed him opioidscapitalism again. Maybe he went to rehab, now big business. Maybe he ended up in a private prison. Probably, he lost his family, home, belongings, what little savings he had along the way. Perhaps you think Im overstating it. GoodI am, deliberately, a little bit. Lets imagine none of that happened at allinstead, he just got cancer. Bang! He has an even chance of ending up in exactly the same place. Do you see the moral of my story? Let me make it clearer. No exit. All roads lead more or less to the same destination for the average American nownowhere. But what happens to a life that goes nowhere?
When San Diego resident Gerald Starks rent increased and he couldnt afford another apartment, the retired union pipefitter moved into his RV. But because he lacked an address, San Diego law made it almost impossible for him to park his RV legally. Soon the city confiscated it, leaving him out on the streets. There, he was ticketed for violating another law prohibiting sleeping in public. Faced with thousands of dollars in fines and fees he was unable to pay, Stark lived every day in fear of being arrested for simply trying to survive. Hes not alone. There isnt a single county in the United States where you can rent a two-bedroom, market-rate apartment working a full-time, minimum-wage job.
The only way to get me on this flight would be at gunpoint. No way would I ever take this trip in coach. Longest I can stand on a flight is about 8-9 hours before I start getting seriously owly. My trip last year from Vancouver, BC to Sydney, Australia with a stop in Hong Kong was pretty much my limit. Two 12 hour legs and I was not a happy camper at the end of it.
Ben Rhodes, the foreign policy wunderkind under President Obama, recently published a book on foreign policy with the bracing-realist title, The World As It Is, but Rhodes barely mentioned U.S. support of the war on Yemen. He left out mass starvation, war crimes, even Saudi Arabia. Rhodess three Yemen references were all to al Qaedas presence. For instance, Rhodes said that the Obama administration was criticized in 2011 for fighting al Qaeda in Yemen while the president there faced his own protest movement.
Then two weeks ago the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and is now presumed murdered, and like so many others in the foreign policy establishment, Rhodes has taken the opportunity to attack Donald Trumps embrace of Saudi Arabia in a piece titled, The Abandonment of American Leadership, on October 12 in the Atlantic.
Rhodes is now far more forthcoming than he was in his book about Obamas policy in Yemen. He informs us that beginning in 2015, Obama tried to restrain Saudi Arabias war on Yemen, but all that restraint then disappeared under Trump; and in hindsight, the Obama administration was wrong to have trusted the Saudis.
Rhodes also finally mentioned the high price that Yemeni civilians have paid for U.S. policy. Some excerpts:
MbSs [Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salmans] first foray into foreign policy as defense minister was a war against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemena war that seemed to have no clear objective other than confronting an Iranian-supported faction. Repeatedly, the Obama administration had to put restrictions on the weapons we provided in support of this effort or apply diplomatic pressure on the Saudis and Emiratis to show restraint, as the war escalated and civilian casualties continued to mount.
What followed [under Trump, following his trip to Saudi Arabia] was the full expression of all of the policies that had been sources of tension under Obama. In the absence of any U.S. pressure related to the conduct of the war in Yemen, the conflict escalated, and a humanitarian crisis spiraled out of control with no political endgame in sight
Looking at the increasing death toll in Yemen [in 2017, Khashoggi] argued that the longer this cruel war lasts in Yemen, the more permanent the damage will be.
[S]o we are seeing, once more, what happens when the worlds oldest democracy abandons its role of promoting democratic values around the globe
A 31-year-old lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force said to have participated in the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi died in a suspicious car accident in Riyadh, according to Turkish media.
Mashal Saad al-Bostani was reportedly on a 15-man hit squad dispatched to Saudi Arabias Istanbul Consulate in Turkey on October 2 during Khashoggis visit, before the team quickly left the country, according to daily Yeni afak.
Albostani entered Turkey at 1:45 a.m. local time (2245GMT). He stayed at the Wyndham Grand Hotel and left the country at 9:46 p.m. local time (1846GMT) on a private jet which belonged to the Sky Prime Aviation company. Yeni afak
Bostanis alleged role in the murder of the Saudi journalist are unclear, as are details of the traffic accident in Riyadh prompting accusations of a cover up by those who orchestrated the Khashoggi hit. Meanwhile, a columnist for Turkeys Daily Hrriyet wrote on Thursday that Mohammad al Otaibi, Saudi Arabias Istanbul consul-general, would be the next execution.
Turkish daily Yeni afak reported Oct. 17 that Al-Otaibis voice could be heard in one of the recordings, which Turkish authorities are believed to have, of Khashoggis interrogation at the consulate.
According to the report, after Al-Otaibi told the interrogators to do it somewhere else outside or I will be in trouble, he was told to shut up if you want to live when you are back in Saudi Arabia.
Al-Otaibi returned to Saudi Arabia on Oct. 16 before his residence in Istanbul was searched by police for more than eight hours on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18. Daily Hrriyet
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Saudi Arabias Great Tumbling Down The Boy Who Wanted to be King is No More Author: Catherine Shakdam Journal-NEO Where has Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gone? Since mainstream media broke news of the disappearance and alleged death of Jamal...
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Apart from Cross, in the 17 years we have been working on Media Lens, only one other person has subjected us to a relentlessly negative campaign that is in any way comparable. Almost ten years ago, we documented how Oliver Kamm had been pursuing us relentlessly across the internet writing blogs about us, posting grisly comments about our genocide denial under online interviews with us, and often warning journalists who mentioned our work or who, god forbid, praised our work or who interacted with us in any way, that we were blood-drenched genocide deniers and/or seedy misogynists.
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Our Vexed and Bitter Masters Seek Regime Change Again By Scott Creighton | nomadiceveryman | October 18, 2018 Back in April of this year, a journalist in Gaza wearing a vest marked PRESS was deliberately shot and killed by IDF snipers. That brings the total number killed to 18 since the start of the Second 
An Air India pilot displays an incredible level of insouciance.
Boeing 737 flies into brick wall and just keeps going
An Air India pilot flew a Boeing 737 through a brick wall Friday. Incredibly, that marked the beginning of its journey and not the end.
The jet not only clobbered the top of a five-foot perimeter wall but also destroyed a small landing guide tower as it climbed out of Tiruchirappalli International Airport in Tamil Nadu, India, shortly after midnight, the Times of India reported.
With 130 passengers on board, it was bound from the southern tip of India to Dubai across the ocean. And despite the audible and obvious collision, the pilot apparently saw no reason not to continue on.
We informed the pilot about the hit, the airport director told the IANS news service. The pilot said nothing was wrong with the plane as the systems were functioning normally. But we found some parts of the plane, like an antenna, on the ground.
Air India Express flight 611 continued to climb above the cloud line. It crossed the subcontinent and headed out over the Indian Ocean, the pilot apparently unaware that the plane had a gash along its belly and mesh fencing wrapped around the landing gear.
It flew for about two hours before someone in ground control second-guessed the pilots confidence.
Too bad Leslie Nielsen is dead. He would be just the actor to play the pilot in a film about this. Creating destruction and reacting to it in a nonchalant deadpan manner was kind of his thing.
The author writes, As President Donald Trump defends maintaining close ties to Saudi Arabia, he has repeatedly exaggerated by 700 percent the value of US weapon sales to Riyadh, yet he has not mentioned the amount of money Saudis have put into his own pocket.
The author writes, A major evangelical leader has spoken in defense of US-Saudi relations after the apparent killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi consulate, saying that America has more important things like arms deals to focus on.
The author writes, Albury, his attorneys say, was driven to his actions by the racism he witnessed throughout his career at the FBI, both within the agency and in the ways in which the bureau interacted with the communities it policed particularly the Somali-American community Albury was tasked with surveilling in Minneapolis.
The author writes, Nevadas most famous pimp tried to bring the states legal brothel industry into the mainstream by mingling with celebrities, showcasing his business on HBO, and staging outlandish publicity stunts. Dennis Hofs fame made him an attention-grabbing figure in an otherwise quiet industry. And, despite being found dead on Tuesday, hes poised to win an election to the state Legislature in less than three weeks.
Office party coming up? Skip the trip to the HR department this year.
Halloween is coming, and in some offices, that means the office Halloween party is fast approaching, too. While you may think your sexy Handmaids costume or Steve Jobs costume is hilarious, you dont want to be the kind of person who alienates all the women and Apple fans in your office by your insensitive attire. And lets not forget that, every year, someone seems to go viral after wearing an ill-conceived costume, only to face enormous social media backlashand sometimes even get fired.
He is one of my favorite actors, so I was pleased to read this:
Chow Yun Fat plans to give his entire net worth of $714m to charity.
As reported by Jayne Stars, Hong Kong movie legend Chow Yun Fat will give his entire net worth of $5.6 billion HKD ($714m USD) to charity.
Despite his gargantuan wealth, Fat remains rather frugal. Only spending $800 HKD ($1o2 USD) per month, Fat is often seen taking public transport and doing charity work.
He used his first Nokia phone for over 17 years, only switching to a smartphone two years ago. Fat is known for shopping at discount stores. I dont wear clothes for other people. As long as I think its comfortable, then its good enough for me, he said.
Fat often spends his free time hiking and jogging, instead of splashing out.
Behold the wondrous complexity of the human hand. Twenty-seven bones working in concert with muscles, tendons, and ligaments extending up the forearm to produce a range of motions that gave us everything from stone tools to symphonies. Our hands are what we use to interface with the physical world on a fine level, and its understandable that wed want mechanical versions of ourselves to include hands that were similarly dexterous.
Thats a tall order to fill, but this biomimetic mechatronic hand is a pretty impressive step in that direction. Its [Will Cogley]s third-year university design project, which he summarizes in the first video below. There are two parts to this project; the mechanical hand itself and the motion-capture glove to control it, both of which we find equally fascinating. The control glove is covered with 3D-printed sensors for each joint in the hand. He uses SMD potentiometers to measure joint angles, with some difficulty due to breakage of the solder joints; perhaps he could solve that with finer wires and better strain relief.
The hand that the glove controls is a marvel of design, like something on the end of a Hollywood androids arm. Each finger joint is operated by a servo in the forearm pulling on cables; the joints are returned to the neutral position by springs. The hand is capable of multiple grip styles and responds fairly well to the control glove inputs, although there is some jitter in the sensors for some joints.
The second video below gives a much more detailed overview of the project and shows how [Will]s design has evolved and where its going. Anthropomorphic hands are far from rare projects hereabouts, but wed say this one has a lot going for it.
Thanks again, [Baldpower].
'Frozen' star Kristen Bell recently told an interviewer she's not '100 percent comfortable' with the Disney princess tales.
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His Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund is teaming up with the European council to invest in companies focused on agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation.
Bill Gates has coined a new way to think about climate change, and is leading a team of investors to help solve it. The concept is called the 75% problema nod to the idea many people think investing in clean energy alternatives like solar panels and wind turbines will curb greenhouse gas emissions. In reality, offsetting electricity generation only covers 25% of the issue.
Water.ios platform foretells a future in which manufacturers help you to plan your meals for the week, protect your family from risks, achieve your nutritional goals, and reduce waste via containers built for reuse.
The next time you head outdoors, imagine that the tube of sunscreen in your bag urged you to slap some of it on your skin, or that the pack of pills the doctor prescribed reminded you to take your medication. Or that you could subscribe to your favorite laundry detergent, which would monitor the supply on your shelf and replenish it automatically.
Analysis of computational propaganda in the 2016 U.S. presidential election reveals the reach of bots
In the summer of 2017, a group of young political activists in the United Kingdom figured out how to use the popular dating app Tinder to attract new supporters. They understood how Tinders social networking platform worked, how its users tended to use the app, and how its algorithms distributed content, and so they built a bot to automate flirty exchanges with real people. Over time, those flirty conversations would turn to politicsand to the strengths of the U.K.s Labour Party.
To send its messages, the bot would take over a Tinder profile owned by a Labour-friendly user whod agreed to the temporary repurposing of his or her account. Eventually, the bot sent somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000 messages, targeting 18- to 25-year-olds in constituencies where the Labour candidates were running in tight races. Its impossible to know precisely how many votes are won through social media campaigns, but in several targeted districts, the Labour Party did prevail by just a few votes. In celebrating their victory, campaigners took to Twitter to thank their teamwith a special nod to the Tinder election bot.
1. The bot automatically sets up an account on a social media platform. 2. The bots account may appear to be that of an actual person, with personal details and even family photos. 3. The bot crawls through content on the site, scanning for posts and commen...
Saudi, Turkish cooperation essential to credibility New York, October 18, 2018 - Turkey should urgently ask UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to establish a United Nations investigation into the possible extrajudicial execution of the prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Reporters...
Recording the electrical activity of the fine branches of human neurons has revealed that our brain cells are much more sophisticated than those of other animals
The mantis shrimp has an incredibly fast punch, and it's because of a structure called a saddle that stores energy and then releases it like an archer's bow
RE100 member Microsoft has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for renewable power from a 90MW wind project in rural Pennsylvania, US, and is helping to open up the local market to further direct investment by businesses in renewables. RE100 is the global corporate leadership initiative on renewables led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, bringing together more than 150 companies committed to sourcing 100% renewable [...]
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By Patricia Burke The 1960s television series Lost in Space featured a Class M-3, Model B9, General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Robot (G.U.N.T.E.R.), which had no...
One writers experience with Netflixs title art has us wondering whether the company is quietly using race in its algorithm for visually recommending films.
How companies advertise to you says a lot about how they see you.
The purge is here. Facebook, Twitter and the silencing of anything that goes against the state. Next up, women's health and rights are under attack. A backwards, theocratic reworking of Title X threatens women's already dwindling rights over our bodies and our life choices. Finally, the Women's March on the Pentagon challenging militarization at home and abroad.
Defense Minister Panos Kammenos fired unbelievable allegations against now former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and practically forced him to resignation after the Prime Minister and other first-class ministers failed to support him. Tsipras junior coalition partner Kammenos alleged Kotzias mismanaged funds for the Prespses Agreement, he was involved in issuing of illegal visas with the
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Fibromyalgia, characterized by chronic, widespread pain is an often-debilitating condition that primarily affects women. While as many as 10 million Americans have fibromyalgia, its cause remains a mystery. Brain scans of fibromyalgia patients have offered hard evidence that the pain they experience is indeed real mainly because their threshold for tolerating pain impulses is 
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How Do You Sell Your Vaulted Gold When the Internet Goes Down? from GoldCore Do you own gold in the safest way possible? Do you own gold via an exchange traded fund, a digital gold provider or another form...
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The Kudzu Science mass spectrometry gold standard method used for testing glyphosate, AMPA and glufosinate is fully validated, which gives these results even more significance. The Detox Project Director, Henry Rowlands, stated Wednesday; Even at this early stage of testing we believe it is vital to warn the public and regulators that glyphosate is being found in human hair. The levels found are surprising to everyone involved, as we have been working on urine testing with university and commercial laboratories over the past four years and we have never seen such results. One of the main questions now for the public, scientists, regulators and the pesticide industry, is how are such levels of the worlds most used herbicide first entering the blood stream and then ending up in our hair?
The seventh anniversary of the killing of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on October 20, 2011 provides us with an opportunity to reassess those dramatic events which caused a major step backwards in the country's development. With the fall of its leader, the country's power hierarchy collapsed, leading to the disintegration of both government authorities and the armed forces. The "triumph of the February 17th Revolution and the fall of the dictatorship" was initially greeted with euphoria, but this mood was not enough to prevent the country from falling apart. The victors, who had seized power with the support of NATO and an unlikely coalition of various armed groups, were unable to prevent the country's descent into chaos. That coalition split apart in 2014, and the country has effectively been split in two ever since. There are now two opposed "territories", one headed by Tripoli in the west of Libya, the other headed by Tobruk, in the east. Each has its own government,...