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The Odyssey is much harder to translate than The Iliad. One persons interpolation or historical curiosity will be another persons moment of deep psychological insight. That problem is compounded by the subject matter and social world of the poem. It is full of travellers and strangers who might be gods, or con men, or, like much enduring godly Odysseus of the many wiles himself, a little bit of both. So no one ever quite knows whats going on. A swineherd might turn out to be an abducted prince. A Cyclops might greet a stranger who addresses it politely by bashing the brains out of one of his companions as if he were a puppy. A good king might politely offer a wary welcome and food, listen to a strangers story, and then after a tactful delay ask who he is and where he is from. And then the guest might lie.
The scene was set for the rise of an extreme sectarian movement. There would be no shortage of foot soldiers: Comolli points out that with a population approaching 200 million, Nigeria has the highest number of non-attending schoolchildren in the world: 10.5 million in 2010, the last year for which figures are available. Most are concentrated in the north, where 70 per cent of the population is illiterate. All that was needed was an eloquent figure who could applaud the governors embrace of sharia while pointing out that they fell far short of the code of conduct they favoured.
Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiros point is that for all its problems, the New World Order is better than the Old. Theirs is a valuable reminder that law matters and that international co-operation is not a utopia, but a functioning reality. Recently, it has been hard to hear that truth above the din produced by bad actors, like Putin and Trump, and by criticism of the neoliberal order from the left and the populist right, which obscures the positive effects of internationalism. Whats more, we take for granted a world in which the assumption is that countries will not engage in war.
The letters page from London Review of Books Vol. 40 No. 8 (26 April 2018)
New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between April 11 and 17, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ambae, Vanuatu | Langila, New Britain (Papua New Guinea) | Sinabung, Indonesia. Ongoing...... Read more
When Colleen Kamoroff and her graduate advisor Caren Goldberg collected water samples to look for the DNA of non-native fish species, they could not have guessed the potential importance of their timing. One month after they sampled water from 13 lakes in Californias Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park in 2015, endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs in three of the seven lakes theyd inhabited died in large numbers. Kamoroff and Goldberg, assistant professor at Washington State University, suspected the presence of the Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) fungus. Bd, a.k.a. chytrid fungus, causes Chytridiomycosis, which has devastated populations of at least 200 species of frogs and salamanders across the globe. A healthy mountain yellow-legged frog. Photo credit: Michael Hernandez The fungus feeds on keratin in a frogs skin, causing the skin to thicken and peel. Frogs use their skin to breathe, so chytrid makes breathing difficult and causes the frog to move sluggishly and react slowly to danger. It also damages the nervous system and causes them to behave abnormally, including sitting out in the open rather than protecting themselves. Chytrid doesnt kill frogs immediately, so they will first hop and swim around, spreading the fungus to other ponds and streams. This also makes infection difficult to detect prior to a major outbreak that can kill whole frog populations. Moreover, once chytrid has infected a pond, the fungus may remain in the water forever. Detecting disease through distributed DNA Kamoroff and Goldberg analyzed the water samples for environmental DNA, or eDNAgenetic material from the
Commonly referred to as the SEthereum of security tokens, Polymath is developing a standard for creating and distributing securities class cryptocurrencies. The Polymath platform allows businesses to register on their platform, require their desired level of KYC compliance, and allow 
The power grid has collapsed in Puerto Rico and the entire island lost power on the morning of April 18, 2018. The cause of the outage wasn't immediately known, but island officials and media confirmed electricity was out. The outage comes shortly after a tree...... Read more
Liebe Leser, ich brauche mal eure Hilfe.
Ist hier jemand knstlerisch begabt und hat ein bisschen Zeit? Ich habe beobachtet, dass Menschen groartig darin sind, alten Code als mistige, gammelige "Legacy" zu erkennen, die furchtbar ist und damals ein groer Fehler war. Aber sie sind ebenfalls groartig darin, neuen Code entgegen jeder Erfahrung und bar jeder Vernunft als hoffnungsvoll oder gar inspirierend zu sehen nicht nur nicht als Fehler, sondern als Errungenschaft! Diesmal ist es anders, diesmal haben wir das nicht wieder alles so schlimm verakckt, diesmal haben wir alles richtig gemacht!
Ich habe mir dazu den Slogan "Creating Tomorrow's Legacy Today" berlegt, und brauche noch eine angemessene visuelle Darstellung davon.
Oder hey, wenn jemand eine Idee hat, wie man das als Scifi statt Retro machen kann, oder irgendeinen anderen Kunststil, der der Botschaft Gewicht verleiht: Das ist natrlich auch herzlich willkommen!
At least 12 people have been killed and 1 341 families affected by severe weather since the start of the current rainy season in Colombia (April - May), the country's National Disaster Risk Management Agency (UNRGD) reports. Since the start of the season, the...... Read more
A major, fatal rockslide event took place at Castell de Mur in Catalonia, Spain on Monday, April 16, 2018, killing at least 2 people. According to first estimates, this rock slope failure had a mass of about 50 000 tonnes and a volume of 20 000 cubic meters (706 300...... Read more
JAKARTA The Indonesian government is preparing to punish state-owned oil and gas firm PT Pertamina over a major oil spill stemming from one of its undersea pipelines in eastern Borneo last month. An official investigation of the spill in Balikpapan Bay, in the province of East Kalimantan, which was first reported on March 31, found faults in the companys operational procedures. Among the findings by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry: the Pertamina refinery in Balikpapan, which was served by the pipeline, lacked both an early-warning system and an automated monitoring system. If the system was good, there wouldnt have been [a delay] of five to seven hours [before the oil spill was detected] and no need [to wait] until a fire broke out, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said on the sidelines of a hearing at the House of Representatives in Jakarta. An automated monitoring system would have alerted Pertamina immediately to changes in the pressure level in the pipeline, and thus allowed the firm to respond swiftly, Siti said. Instead, it took Pertamina four days to admit that the oil spill came from its 20-year-old pipe. By then, the slick had spread across an area greater than the city of Paris. Their emergency systems response to the leak from the pipe was very slow, said Rasio Ridho Sani, the environment ministrys director general for law enforcement. Thats why there needs to be an improvement. Part of that initial response involved setting fire to the slick
The ruptured pipeline moves a mix of iron ore dust and water under pressure. When the pipe broke the mining material shot high into the air, then flowed away, contaminating a local river and pastureland. Image courtesy of MPMG On 12 March, Anglo American Brasil halted iron ore production in Minas Gerais state after the rupture of a mineral duct in the rural area of Santo Antnio do Grama, which leaked 318 tons of mining material into a local stream near its EB2 pumping station. Seventeen days later, on 29 March, a second pipeline leak occurred only 200 meters (656 feet) away from the first. It spilled 647 tons of iron ore, including 174 tons into the Santo Antnio do Grama River as well as contaminating nearby pastureland according to IBAMA, Brazils environmental agency. The mining company stated that the accident was caused by a failure in a weld, according to the communications office of the Secretary of State and Environment (SEMAD) of Minas Gerais. Heavy equipment moves in to try to deal with the Anglo American pipeline iron ore spill in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Image courtesy of MPMG The iron ore duct, which allows ore powder to remain suspended in water for transport, is part of Anglo American Brasils Minas-Rio system a US$ 3.6 billion project intended to carry ore to the Atlantic Ocean export terminal Port of Au in Rio de Janeiro state. The Brazilian company is a subsidiary of Anglo American, a transnational global mining firm based in London. On 10 April, IBAMA charged Anglo
Denis Hayes was the principal national organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970, and he took the event to the international stage in 1990. He is board chair of the international Earth Day Network, and President of the Bullitt Foundation. Earth Day 2018 is slated for April 22 and focuses on plastic pollution, so Mongabay took the opportunity to ask him about this years event and find out what else is on the mind of this key leader of the international environmental movement. INTERVIEW WITH DENIS HAYES Erik Hoffner for Mongabay: What was the impetus for the first Earth Day, nearly 50 years ago now? Denis Hayes: There were hundreds of important environmental issues before the first Earth Day: DDT & bird deaths. Air & water pollution. Oil spills. Herbicide use in Southeast Asia. Wilderness areas. But they were commonly viewed as unrelated. One prominent leader actually asked me, What the hell does air pollution have to do with birds? Earth Day took all these myriad strands and wove them into the fabric of modern environmentalismlinked by a coherent set of values and grounded in an ecological framework. When added together, they formed the basis for a formidable new political force. New York Times front page, April 1970. Mongabay: Whats the theme of this years Earth Day, and how can people get involved? Denis Hayes: The 2018 theme is End Plastic Pollution. There is not much that the average person can do about the Pacific Garbage Patch or to ban
Daphne Sheldrick, a conservationist known for her work to care for and return orphaned elephants to the wild, died of breast cancer on April 12 at the age of 83. Her husband, David, was the first warden at Kenyas largest national park, Tsavo East. After his death in 1977, she started the Nairobi-based David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Daphne Sheldrick pioneered methods to rear milk-dependent elephant and rhino orphans. The organization, responsible for rearing more than 200 baby elephants to date, said that other orphanages around the world have used this knowledge to save other animals separated from their mothers. Daphne Sheldrick and her daughter Angela with Eleanor, an elephant that Daphne raised. Image The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Daphnes legacy is immeasurable and her passing will reverberate far and wide, because the difference she has made for conservation in Kenya is unparalleled, said Sheldricks daughter, Angela, in a statement from the organization. Angela Sheldrick has been its CEO for 17 years. From the daily chores required to nurture orphan elephants and other wildlife, to speaking out for the protection of wild elephants, Daphne Sheldrick lived a life driven by her belief that elephants, and other wild species, have a right to live a free and protected life just like us, the trust said. Research published in 2016 found that African elephant numbers are sliding by 8 percent every year. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust now fields teams that have gotten rid of more than 125,000 snares and have assisted in
Der neueste Bellingcat-Scoop: Belgische Firmen haben 96 Tonnen Sarin-Precursor-Chemikalien nach Syrien geschickt.
Sarin, huh? Die Chemiewaffe?
Hmm, was fr ein Precursor ist denn das?
Since EU sanctions from September 2013 made export licences compulsory for the export of isopropanol to Syria in concentrations of 95% or higher, Syrian Archive and Knack can report that Belgian companies exported 96 tonnes of isopropanol, a sarin precursor, to Syria between 2014 and 2016.Wie, Moment, was? Isopropanol? Das, das man auf Amazon klicken kann? Das Lsungs- und Reinigungsmittel? Wo auf der Wikipedia-Seite nicht mal erwhnt wird, dass das was mir Sarin zu tun haben knnte?
Die Trkei verlngert den Ausnahmezustand und zieht die Parlaments- und Prsidentschaftswahlen vor. Die waren ursprnglich fr Ende 2019 geplant, aber Erdogan kann offensichtlich dem Reiz seines neuen Prsidialsystems nicht widerstehen.
Die britische Rundfunkaufsicht Ofcom prft Russia Today wegen ihrer Berichterstattung ber den Skripal-Fall. RT habe mglicherweise die vorgeschriebene Unparteilichkeit verletzt.
FunFair is a blockchain-based platform for online casino gambling that is intended to be used by independent operators under a licensing scheme. The company claims its system will have provably fair gambling, a streamlined currency deposit and withdrawal system and 
More than 20 people were killed and 33 000 displaced from their homes over the past 10 days as floods continue affecting Kenya. According to FloodList, this is the third wave of flooding in the country since March this year. At least 15 people died and hundreds...... Read more
Thousands of people were trapped in buildings and vehicles after extreme rainfall event accompanied by lightning and hail hit the Caribbean island of Martinique on April 16 and 17, 2018. According to Meteo France, Saint-Joseph recorded 175 mm (6.88 inches) of rain...... Read more
A massive dust storm swept over Yazd province in central Iran on April 16, 2018. Hadi Hadinasab, the director-general of the crisis management department of Yazd governorate, said the storm has fortunately left no casualties or damages. The dense cloud dramatically...... Read more
Two decades on from the fall of the Suharto dictatorship, Indonesias transition to democracy is regarded as a global success story. But lurking beneath the surface is an ugly truth. A now irrefutable body of evidence shows that regional elections, for the town mayors, district chiefs and provincial governors who hold huge sway over the lives of citizens in a decentralized state, are overwhelmingly corrupted by dark money. Political scientists, civil society observers and enforcement agencies have documented the race to the bottom as candidates compete to outspend one another, employing an array of nefarious and illegal methods collectively referred to as money politics. Indonesia Corruption Watch, a non-profit that monitors elections across the country, has described regional elections as brutal and shambolic. Many informed observers believe the phenomenon is growing worse. This system pushes to the top of the pile the candidates with the greatest tolerance for the dark arts of money politics and the ability to find wealthy backers. A study released earlier this year by the KPK, Indonesias anti-graft agency, found the majority of candidates are forced to make Faustian bargains with private interests to generate the funds required to mount a serious challenge. The donors want something in return: government contracts, jobs, policy influence and, above all, business licenses. Across much of rural Indonesia, the most valuable commodity these corrupt politicians have to offer is land. The largest demand for that land, meanwhile, is for the development of giant plantations. Predominantly to produce palm oil, a
Frankreich: Sagten wir, Terror-Verdchtige mssen den Entsperrcode fr ihr Telefon mit abgeben?
Wir meinten natrlich alle Verdchtigen!
Thirteen cryptocurrency exchanges are now under the microscope of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has launched an inquiry into their policies and practices, according to a statement released by his office. Schneidermans office sent letters to Coinbase, 
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18/04/2018 - BUENOS AIRES Luca Bulat, a 19-year-old medical student, was dancing on the steps of the congressional palace in Buenos Aires as she looked out on a crowd of abortion rights demonstrators ...
Corporate tax is a hot topic in Australia with major corporations lobbying hard for a cut in the tax rate even while the business practices of Australias banks are revealed to one and all as little better than criminal. Aware of the rising inequality driven by multi-national tax minimisation and avoidance, many Australians are justifiably angry.
Wall Street has already made a killing off Trumps corporate tax cuts. In just three months, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, BoA, and Citigroup hauled in more than $2.5 billion because of lower corporate rates. https://t.co/FtUpXqW1bu
Robert Reich (@RBReich) April 19, 2018
AusGov.info contains Australias top-earning companies (including the likes of Google, Apple, BHP, Glencore & ExxonMobil). In fact, theres a tonne of information at AusGov.info so I thought Id break out a guide for how to search some of the datasets. Ill start with the recipients data.
Rosie Williams (@Info_Aus) January 18, 2018
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Stolenwealth Games protestors prepare for a march into Surfers Paradise during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games this month. Photo: Supplied Stolenwealth Games protestors prepare for a march into Surfers Paradise during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games this month. Photo: Supplied Share this Post While theres been plenty of questions over decisions regarding the entry of athletes in Sunday ...
God only knows how Bernard Gaynor keeps on keeping on - quite literally! Bernard has been tied up with constant court battles for years, all because he speaks his mind about his Christian beliefs. It's cost him his job in the Army. It's cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars....
Daya's life, like those of many
dogs, was thrown into disarray when Hurricane Maria made
landfall in Puerto Rico last September. She'd gotten separated
from her family and, as weeks turned to months, it must have seemed
as though she'd be lost forever.
Recently, however, Daya's family, who have since moved to Massachusetts, learned that Daya had finally been found. She was being flown to the mainland and driven to meet them at Second Chance Animal Services, near their new home.
Credit: Puerto Rico Animal UniteDaya, of course, had no idea who would be awaiting her.
There is no shortage of
images depicting the threats ocean pollution poses to marine
life. But while the problem can feel too immense to grasp, and its
victims too easy to overlook, the imperiled animal in this case
isn't just anyone.
She's among the last of her kind on the planet.
This is Manu'iwa, an endangered Hawaiian monk seal. Her birth in the wild on the Big Island of Hawaii last February made headlines, and for good reason she's now just one of three seals in existence there. (Elsewhere, her species' population is composed of only about 1,400 individuals.)
The seal pup's progress has been closely monitored by the Marine Mammal Center since her happy arrival, and people have been respectful of conservationists' urging them to keep their distance from her. Manu'iwa seemed to be thriving.
But recently, Manu'iwa found something that threatened her life in an instant.
Credit: Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources"Last Sunday the people observing the seal spotted it playing with a bright orange object in its mouth," Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) wrote online. "As they watched the seal dive beneath near-shore rocks and come back up, they realized Manu'iwa was holding a knife in [her] mouth by its handle."
Beaux Tox has a face thats hard to forget. His perpetually
pensive, deeply wrinkled forehead seems at odds with his wagging
tail and happy-go-lucky attitude.
Credit: Jamie HulitSome might be put off by Beauxs unique look, but for Jamie Hulit, a single photo was all it took to convince her that the yellow Labs life was worth saving.
Credit: Jamie HulitBeaux has stood out since before he was born. With little room to grow in his moms womb due to his six brothers and sisters, he developed a sunken cranium and close-set eyes, according to Hulit.
Credit: Jamie HulitBeaux's early years were difficult nonetheless. Because of his facial deformity, the people who were breeding couldnt sell him, Hulit said. So they gave him away for free. A man who lived nearby in Austin, Texas, took in the odd little puppy, but when Beaux Tox, named Lucky at the time, didnt get along with the mans cats, he was banished to the backyard, according to Hulit.
- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Good morning, Im still reporting on: Another Russian Journalist is Killed?, 2163 Synopsis: Another Russian journalist had died under mysterious circumstances. Maxim Borodin died after a mysterious fall from his apartment window. There was no suicide note and the door to his apartment was found locked from the inside. Borodin had reported on political scandals linked to President Vladimir Putins pals and the death of Russian mercenaries in Syria after they attacked US forces in the region. A friend of Borodin told the BBC that Borodin had called him before sunrise on April 11 to say that there was someone with a weapon on his balcony and people in camouflage and masks on the staircase landing. Borodin then called later on and told his friend that he had been wrong and the men were part of a security exercise. In October of last year, according to CBS News, another prominent journalist working for Russias only independent news radio station, Ekho Moskvy, was stabbed in the throat by an unknown attacker who burst into her studio. She survived. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Natural Hemp Oil - Use promocode: BillStill for 10% off. Vets get 15% off. https://Naturalhempoil.com - Cerule - makers of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com - Doterra Essential Oil products: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/BethStill -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has writt...
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New York attorney general wants power to bypass Trump pardons | 18 April 2018 | New York's attorney general on Wednesday asked [corporate-owned] Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislators to give him and other local prosecutors power to bring criminal charges against people pardoned by U.S. President Donald Trump. In a letter, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman urged Cuomo and legislative leaders to close a loophole in New York's double jeopardy law shielding recipients of presidential pardons from state prosecution. A change could make it more difficult for Trump aides and others who might be pardoned to escape criminal prosecution, even if special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election were curbed or shut down.
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A 12-month delay to Sydneys troubled light rail project to the eastern suburbs is unacceptable and the contractor needs to accelerate, the NSW Transport Minister says.
Light rail consortium ALTRAC has reportedly told the state government trams wont be operating until March 2020.
Unfortunately, in this case, we have one sub-contractor who is playing the game and we are not interested in their games, we are interested in their work and they need to get on with it, Andrew Constance told ABC radio on Thursday.
We want to see it (the project) delivered in 2019 as per the project deed. It is vital that ALTRAC accelerate and get on with their program. We have businesses and residents being hurt by their actions and inactions, he later told 2GB.
Last week, Premier Gladys Berejiklian insisted it was her intention to have the light rail running some time in 2019, despite a messy contractual dispute and looming court battle.
A Spanish subcontractor responsible for building the project claims Transport for NSW engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to the contract for the 12-kilometre network from Circular Quay to Kingsford and Randwick.
In its statement of claim filed last Friday in the NSW Supreme Court, the company Acciona Infrastructure Australia is seeking more than $1....
Average American Taxpayer Sent $3,456 to the Pentagon Last Year by Jake Johnson Common Dreams As Americans rushed to pay their taxes on Tuesday before the official deadline, peace groups reminded the public of the uncomfortable fact that an astronomical amount...
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Russias cyber warfare attacks on the United Kingdom and its links to chemical weapons have prompted four countries in the Five Eyes security alliance to demand action.
The prime ministers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK met in London to discuss cyber security, and Russias attacks in particular.
The cooperation between our nations allowed us to trace Februarys NotPetya hack to Russia, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said in the meeting on Wednesday local time.
Russia is using cyber as part of a wider effort to attack and undermine the international system.
Its interference over the past year has included attacks on the public sector, media, telecommunications and energy sectors.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said illegal conduct from Russia cannot be tolerated.
Whether it is a chemical attack in Syria, the use of a nerve agent on British soil, or the expanding cyber attacks across the internet these must be resisted, they must be protected, they must be identified, Mr Turnbull told the meeting.
Mrs May said Russia is using disinformation campaigns to distort the truth of what happened in chemical weapons attacks in Salisbury and in Syria.
I have been clear to Russia that we know what it is doing. And we should be in no doubt that such cyber warfare is one of the great challenges of our time, she said.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the four nations, who along with the United States make up the Five Eyes security alliance, stood in solidarity with the UK....
Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama calls on Commonwealth leaders to raise ambition for deeper cuts in carbon dioxide emissions as the probability and severity of storms loom for vulnerable nations.
A pug named Fergie spent the first seven years of her life at a
puppy mill, trapped in a tiny cage, producing litter after
litter of puppies only to have them taken away from her
immediately. During these seven years she lost an eye, went mostly
blind and deaf, and developed deformed feet, terrible arthritis and
many other health issues but somehow, she never gave up hope, and
stayed the sweetest dog throughout it all.
Credit: Instagram/fergiemamathepugWhen Fergie could no longer give birth to any more puppies, she was abandoned and taken in by West Suburban Humane Society in Downers Grove, Illinois. The poor dog was so shut down when she arrived at the shelter, all she could do was sit in the back of her kennel and shake. She refused to eat or do much of anything at all, and so the shelter found a foster home for her, hoping that having a quiet home would help her relax and come out of her shell a little bit.
Credit: Instagram/fergiemamathepugOnce Fergie realized she was finally safe, she began to thrive in her foster home, bonding quickly with her bulldog foster siblings. She loved bossing them around and always being by their sides, and quickly became very protective of them. She also claimed three toys as her own as soon as she arrived in her foster home, and refused to play with any other toys. The three toys became her babies babies that finally wouldnt be taken away from her before she was ready.
The Turnbull government would be open to extending the banking royal commission if it is requested by the man overseeing it.
The inquiry heard what senior ministers described as disturbing revelations this week, including that AMP had been charging clients for advice they never received and then repeatedly lied to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
If the royal commissioner says to us that there is more work to be done, that he needs more time, then obviously the government would act on that, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told 2GB radio on Thursday.
Free markets may have steered us toward a wealthier, healthier future, but leaving the fight against climate change to market forces would be a tragic mistake, writes the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Ivan Ascher. Here's why.
A 16-year-old cat named Hoonie has seen a lot of changes in his
life lately, but one thing has remained the same Hoonies favorite
stuffed animal, a gray and white cat, is still at his side.
Sadly, Hoonies owner recently died, leaving Hoonie without a home. The owners daughter initially took Hoonie in, but unfortunately, both she and her own daughter are allergic to cats, and they couldnt keep him. So Hoonie and his stuffed cat went to a shelter run by Alley Cat Rescue in Maryland.
Credit: Alley Cat RescueHoonies doing really well, but hes still adjusting to the new sights and sounds at the shelter, Brianna Grant, communications associate at Alley Cat Rescue, told The Dodo. His stuffed cat, which probably still smells like home, is his greatest comfort.
Credit: Alley Cat RescueWeve never seen a cat that is so attached to a stuffed animal, Grant said. It really seems to be his support system.
Credit: Alley Cat RescueIts been a long-time companion, Grant said. She [the owners daughter] sent us photos of Hoonie roughhousing with the stuffed animal, so I think Hoonie has a lot of fun with the stuffed animal and seems so attached to it. Hes been in the cage just cuddling next to it, and it seems to really help him out.
A group of activists, who are openly refusing to pay their taxes to the IRS, are instead donating the money to humanitarian programs. As the United States military and its allies continue to escalate conflicts in Syria and throughout the Middle East, an anti-war group is carrying out nationwide protests on Tax Day to oppose war funding. The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC), made a statement last week calling for an end to war and proposing a massive movement of tax resistance. The organization has coordinated Tax Day protests since 1983 and their message is more important now than it has ever been. According to the group's website: "The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee supports individuals who refuse to pay for war, and promotes war tax resistance in the context of a broad range of nonviolent strategies for social change. Through the redirection of our tax dollars, war tax resisters contribute directly to the struggle for peace and justice for all. NWTRCC is a coalition of local, regional, and national groups and individuals from across the United States. For everyone interested in or actively refusing to pay taxes for war, NWTRCC offers information, referral, support, resources, publicity, campaign sponsorship, and connection to an international network of conscientious objectors to war taxes."
As Health Workers under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) yesterday began an indefinite strike nationwide, activities at many of the federal hospitals were paralysed, leaving many patients seeking care stranded. Among facilities where operations were paralysed include the ever busy National Hospital Abuja, the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Kwara 
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We now have to achieve Climate Restoration. Quote: The Left, in the form of the think tank RAND, has gone full Luddite: Since the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, society has organized efforts to limit the magnitude of climate change around the concept of stabilization that is, accepting some climate change  The post Climate change is so last century appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
Flying Toward Gold Mining Profits with Frank Holmes Video Jay Taylor Media Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Global Funds, gives his forecast for the gold mining markets and best performing sectors this year. Video Source
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California to deploy 400 National Guard troops, including some to US-Mexico border | 18 April 2018 | California will send up to 400 National Guard troops to several places, including the US-Mexico border after Gov. Jerry Brown made an announcement Wednesday saying guard members will combat criminal gangs, human traffickers, and illegal firearm and drug smugglers. The announcement comes as President Trump has been accusing Brown of trying to back out of sending the National Guard troops to the border. Brown says the guard will not enforce immigration laws or participate in the construction of any new border barrier.
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The Senate was, yesterday, thrown into pandemonium, as the suspended senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ovie Omo-Agege, invaded the apex legislative chamber while in session with some thugs and carted away the mace. This is just as Ghanaian parliamentarians who were on a visit 
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says borrowed funds should yield high returns lFund supports nations debt strategy As Nigerias debt profile continues to rise, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised the alarm that the debt level was creating some form of vulnerabilities. The Funds Assistant Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, Catherine Pattillo, said this yesterday in Washington D.C. at 
FAA to order inspections on engine fan blades like one involved in fatal failure | 18 April 2018 | Federal airline regulators say they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one involved in fatal failure that killed a woman in a plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. The Federal Aviation Administration said late Wednesday that it will issue a directive in the next two weeks to require inspections of certain CFM56-7B engines. That's the type of engine that suffered a failure on a Southwest Airlines plane on Tuesday.
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday stopped planned sales of the troubled telecommunication firm, Etisalat (now 9Mobile), following opposition to the move by some aggrieved shareholders. The shareholders Afdin Ventures Limited and Dirbia Nigeria Limited who claimed to be major investors, complained of being left out in the firms decision 
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Tokata Iron Eyes, 14-year-old Dakota, is among youths who first brought attention to Dakota Access Pipeline threatening Standing Rock. "We are the new generation.""We are going to change the world.""The only enemy that we have is ignorance.""No one knows what they are doing right now, because they will hide it from us." LaDonna BraveBull Allard. "We must empower ourselves. We have a
Former President George W. Bush on the death of his mother, Barbara Bush: "I hope you dont feel sorry for any of us, particularly me I am at peace with what took place, and the reason why is my mother was at peace for what took place." pic.twitter.com/aiI8SgkYE7 NBC News (@NBCNews) April 18, 
Living in bondage of oil firms More than 50 years of oil drilling at Owaza community in Abia State, rather than bring development, has brought environmental degradation and devastation. The community members cry of sicknesses, death, neglect and poor farm yields. JULIANA FRANCIS, who recently visited the community, captures their agony, experts views, and 
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From 1999 till date, all elected democratic governments came with different policy aimed, principally, to deal with corruption. Seen as the most potent challenge, a huge tumour on the body and soul of Nigeria, corruption wrecks a huge havoc to Nigerias economic progress. However, as hard each administration tried in changing the narrative, corruption perception 
Ex-international Nwankwo Kanu, believes former Chelsea of England star and current captain of the Super Eagles, Mikel Obi can be the solution to the teams lack of creativity if properly given the freedom to play in the role. The former African Footballer of the Year, told AOIFootball.com that he was confident the Eagles attack 
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Why the April 14th Missiles-Invasion of Syria Was a Historic Turning-Point by Eric Zuesse Strategic-Culture The April 14th invasion was the apogee, the turning-point downward, for American hegemony, the end of the mono-polar world or U.S. dictatorship that ever since...
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Pittsburgh police are preparing for riots if Trump fires Mueller | 18 April 2018 | The Pittsburgh police department has reportedly alerted its officers and detectives of potential protests if President Donald Trump fires the special counsel Robert Mueller, and is preparing for riots if he does. Pittsburgh police sent an email on Wednesday telling officers and detectives that the department has "received information of a potential large protest in the Central Business District" that would be a response to Trump firing Mueller, according to WTAE-TV, the ABC station in Pittsburgh. The police department also warned that the protests could happen in as little as 24 hours after the potential termination. The police have been told to be in uniform and have riot gear ready beginning on Thursday until further notice.
When a pit bull named Frankie was just a puppy, he was a beloved
part of the auto body shop where his owner worked. But as Frankie
got bigger and his needs became the needs of a big dog with a lot
of energy, his life got more and more restricted.
By the time Summer Parker heard about Frankie, the dog's life had become quite sad; even Frankie's owner recognized that this was no life for his dog.
Fortunately, Parker is a board member and volunteer coordinator with BFF Pet Rescue, an all-breed rescue that focuses mainly on large dogs, especially pit bulls.
Credit: Summer Parker"I found out about Frankie through a person who lives in and works in the area where he was chained up," Parker told The Dodo. "I was able to start communication with the owner and began discussing a time to meet and the option of surrendering Frankie into rescue."
Credit: Summer ParkerWhen she arrived, Parker saw gray-colored Frankie sitting in dirt and trash, looking eagerly up at anyone who passed by.
In February, Toby the cats family gave him away to a new
He had no idea why he was being forced to leave his family but he missed them so much.
So he decided to run away. After walking 12 miles back to his old familys home, he arrived at their doorstep. But instead of being welcomed back, he was met in the worst way.
Credit: SPCA of Wake CountyThey took him to a shelter and asked them to euthanize him, Tara Lynn, communications director for the SPCA of Wake County, told The Dodo. It was just so heartbreaking to know he made it all the way back to his family, and that was their response.
Credit: SPCA of Wake CountyHe tested positive for feline immunodeficiency virus, and also had an upper respiratory infection, Lynn said. We got him treated for the infection, which took a little while.
Credit: SPCA of Wake CountyOnce the rescue posted on social media about Toby, the calls came rolling in. Michele Puckett, of Raleigh, North Carolina, rushed over to the shelter to meet him and the rest was history.
Four baboons briefly escaped an enclosure at a biomedical research center by repositioning a barrel:
The barrels were in the enclosure because they are used as an enrichment tool for the animals, but after Saturday's escape, the barrels have been removed from the enclosure. Three of the baboons were recaptured within 20-30 minutes of escaping. The fourth baboon returned to the enclosure on his own.
KSAT viewers sent pictures and video of a baboon running along the road.
The Texas Biomedical Research Institute has congratulated itself on its response to the incident:
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The R820T tuner IC is used in the popular Airspy software defined radio (SDR) as well as many of the inexpensive RTL SDR dongles. [TLeconte] did some experiments on intermediate frequency (IF) configuration of the chip, and youll find his results interesting.
Using 5 million samples per second and the devices real mode, the tests look at a what comes out when the IC reads a noise source. There are two registers that set the IF parameters, but the tests show the effects these registers have in precise terms.
According to the post, there are three things you can set:
Some of the settings dont make sense at least at the 5 MHz sample rate because of aliasing. However, it is instructive to see what each setting does. [TLeconte] uses Octave to visualize the data.
Fear yesterday gripped residents of Ilesha in Osun State following the rumour that armed gunmen had stormed the town to rob banks. Reacting to the development, the state Police Commissioner, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, said his men were combat ready to foil any perceived bank robbery and wage war against criminals. Adeoye said his men 
Robbers yesterday invaded the All Saints Secondary School, Aba, Abia State and dispossessed students sitting for their Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) of their cash, handsets, clothing and food items. It was learnt that the hoodlums gained entry into the school premises in the wee hours and broke into the hostel where they beat 
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Onwuka Nzeshi reports on the political intrigues that led to yesterdays invasion of the upper legislative chamber by thugs, who seized the Senates mace The National Assembly, Nigerias highest law making institution witnessed a bizarre drama yesterday, when a four-man gang invaded the hallowed chambers of the Senate and carted away its mace, the 
Statistics released this week reveal the Gunner Government is sending more men and women to prison than ever before a direct result of Chief Minister Gunners failure to repeal mandatory sentencing laws.
The Corrections Departments figures for April 2018 reveal 1,833 prisoners were locked up across the Territory. The situation is dire in Alice Springs, which has capacity for around 500 people but currently has 642 prisoners - 142 more than there is room for. The Northern Territory has by far the highest rate of imprisonment in Australia.
Shahleena Musk, Senior Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre, said that the numbers show a grave crisis of mass-imprisonment that the Gunner Government can and should commit to fixing.
These terrifying statistics paint a picture of an unfair and damaging criminal justice system that is geared towards separating families and communities and locking people up in dead end prisons. With the stroke of a pen the Gunner Government can begin to turn the tide on this crisis by repealing mandatory sentencing laws, said Ms Musk.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are locked up at significantly higher rates than non-Indigenous people in the NT. Just last month the Australian Law Reform Commissions report on the over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples found that laws like the Northern Territorys mandatory sentencing are disproportionately used against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Mandatory sentencing forces people into prisons even where this defies common sense. There is no room for mandatory sentencing in a modern and fair justice system. The Gunner Government can today choose to cut the number of people, particularly Aboriginal people, being siphoned into the quicksand of the criminal justice system by wiping these unfair laws from the statute book, said Ms Musk.
The statistics also show an increase in women being forced into prisons, the majority being mothers. Alarmingly, women are being held in small units inside the over-crowded and male-dominated prisons.
Most women in prison have children and locking them up causes profound upheaval broken families, children moved into child protection, and the loss of housing and employment. Locking women up in male prisons is dangerous. Two independent reports in 2017 urged the Government to find safer accommodation for women, in facilities that allow them to keep their families together and live with their kids, said Ms Musk.
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The Skripals absolutely insignificant in the overall have been variously elevated to a greater importance for both political and commercial gains.
They were poisoned by the US produced Psychotoxin BZ administered in Zizzis restaurant by a CIA Op. The objective was an Anti-Russian False Flag, to damage a consortium of opposing interests. An operation not well thought or planned. They are similar to The False Flags of Litvin...
RUSSIAN Navy frigate deployed to take part in military operations near Syria has been pictured cruising through the Baltic Sea towards the UK.
The Yaroslav Murdy, an Neustrashimy-class frigate equipped with anti-ship missiles, is about to pass Britain alongside the Lena, an Uder-class oil tanker.
Vladimir Putin has sent the vessels to the Mediterranean, where they will participate in combat training tasks, including anti-aircraft and anti-submarine drills, the Russian Navy has said.
Russia has a large naval presence in the Mediterranean in order to support Syrian President bashar al-Assad in the almost decade-long civil war.
The Yaroslav Murdy and the Lena are expected to pass through the English Channel and the Strait of Dover after leaving a seaport in Baltiysk, Kaliningrad.
Pictures posted by Russian Navy monitors on Wednesday show both vessels sailing westbound past the Storeblts Bridge off the coast of Denmark.
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Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, made $37 million last year. A $52 billion deal with Rupert Murdochs 21st Century Fox granted Iger $100 million worth of stock. It raised his annual compensation, including bonuses and stock grants, to $48 million.
Meanwhile, Disney World and Disneyland workers are living in and out of motels or homeless shelters. They are getting by paycheck to paycheck and demand a living wage of $15, which Iger and his company refuse to pay.
Thirty-six thousand unionized Disney workers claim the company is denying them $1,000 bonuses, which were to be offered as a result of tax cuts. However, the company is holding the bonuses hostage until contract negotiations are resolved.
Journalist Michael Sainato recently spoke with several Disney workers and published his report at Shadowproof. He also covered the unionizing efforts of workers at one Burgerville location in Portland, which we published.
We asked Sainato to share more of his thoughts on these workers struggles happening in the United States.
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Disney workers describing life in motels because they are paid poverty wages was one of the more stunning parts of your report. How common is this in the United States?
Budget motels are a last refuge for people with nowhere else to go. There isnt a lot of data on the number of people living out of motels, but there have been a lot of reports on how these motels are becoming more popular in areas with a lack of affordable housing and impacting low-income workers in a wide variety of professions.
One aspect your reports on Burgerville workers and Disney workes have in common is the fact that workers are so vulnerable to workplace retaliation, especially if they organize or speak out. What has to happen to protect t...
(BusinessDesk) Zespri Group said corporate revenue from the 2018 allocation of the Gold3 license release will be $190 million to $195 million, or around $253,000-to-$260,000 per hectare, a figure that is up on the prior year.
The range is the combined revenue estimate resulting from 700 hectares of Gold3 licence, and 50 hectares of Gold3 Organic new development licence, both released under a closed tender bid mechanism, New Zealands statutory kiwifruit exporter said in a release. The validation process for all bids is still ongoing and all bidders will be notified of their outcome from May 1. . . .
Federated Farmers says all the hard work being done to improve our freshwater quality is starting to pay off.
The release of the National River Water Quality Trends by Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) show that many more sites are improving than deteriorating for all the river water quality parameters monitored over a 10 year period.
There are lots of good things going on, both urban and rural, to help improve the quality of our waterways, Federated Farmers water and environment spokesperson Chris Allen says.
It is very good news. To see that the effort being made is starting to show results. . .
Irrigation companies have a bigger role to play in helping farmers make strategic decisions on land use, future innovation strategist Roger Dennis says.
Dennis is a key-note speaker at Agri Innovation in Ashburton on 2 May, held jointly by MHV Water, Ashburton Lyndhurst Irrigation and Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation.
He says many organisations influence farmers, but none is more agnostic about how farmers use their land than the company that delivers their water. . .
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That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one excerpt:
First: The North Korean regime has never been bureaucratized in the modern sense of that term. While we dont have comprehensive information, it seems that until recently Kim as leader had not been going abroad, nor had he been receiving many visits from other heads of state. His position and perhaps his mood has been one of extreme isolation, and he is not surrounded by anything resembling the U.S. State Department or even the old-style Soviet bureaucracies that managed foreign policy for the USSR. The rest of his regime is probably poorly informed about the extent of American military superiority, should a conflict come to pass.
By meeting with other foreign leaders, the North Korean regime would be forced to build up its basic processes for dealing with the rest of the world. That in turn creates interest groups and flows of information (some of which invariably leak out). The North Korean populace responds by thinking more about the outside world, making it harder to control by propaganda. In turn the North Korean leadership may decide to continue economic liberalization.
One need not count on an End of History story culminating in liberalism and democratization. The more modest hope would be for the North Korean leadership to become more decentralized, more bureaucratic, better informed and harder to marshal behind crazy military measures.
The unspoken goal of engagement would be to encourage North Korea to evolve into a more banal and more predictable form. That is the natural flow of most bureaucratic organizations, so in this regard American negotiators actually have time on their side. The North Koreans are going to change a lot more than the U.S. is likely to.
And the concluding sentence:
Think of any diplomatic talks with North Korea as a big act of theater designed not to fool him, but to teach him that theater itself can be fun.
Treaty to Formally End Korean War Is Being Discussed, South Confirms | 18 April 2018 | South Korea confirmed on Wednesday that it had been in talks with American and North Korean officials about negotiating a peace treaty to formally end the Korean War after more than 60 years, as the United States and its ally try to establish a basis for persuading the North to give up its nuclear weapons. Chung Eui-yong, the national security adviser to President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, said he had discussed the matter with John R. Bolton, his newly appointed American counterpart, in Washington last week, as they prepared for the planned talks between each of their countries' presidents and Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader. South Korean officials said they had also been in talks with the North about a possible treaty.
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GOP chairman poised to subpoena DOJ for Comey memos | 18 April 2018 | The head of the House Judiciary Committee is expected to subpoena the Department of Justice (DOJ) as soon as this week to obtain copies of the Comey memos, The Hill has learned. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is expected to issue the order in an effort to pressure the agency into granting access so lawmakers can review the seven memos former FBI Director James Comey wrote last year documenting his interactions with President Trump, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The chairman on Wednesday notified the ranking Democrat, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), that a subpoena is forthcoming. Under Judiciary committee rules, the chairman must consult the ranking member two business days "before issuing any subpoena" -- suggesting that the move is imminent.
The Trump campaign has announced a MAGA rally for Saturday April 28th in Washington, MI, the same night and time as the White House Correspondents Dinner 07:00 pm (EST). The rally venue is Total Sports Park, and doors open at Continue reading
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (4/15/18). Some breaking news to begin with today, which was brought to my attention by Brain Richmond, 11 members of Congress have officially requested an investigation into the crimes 
Jerome Groopman discusses the results of a trial described in the New England Journal of Medicine, in which twenty-two patients with beta thalassemia, a common and devastating blood disorder, were treated with gene therapy.
WASHINGTON (AP) Surgeons pack donated organs on ice while racing them to transplant patients but it may be time for a warmer approach. British researchers said Wednesday that keeping at least some livers at body temperature instead may work better.
The livers keep functioning until theyre transplanted thanks to a machine that pumps them full of blood and nutrients. Its a life-support system for the organs, and similar machines are being explored for lung and heart transplants, too.
The transplant community isnt ditching affordable ice chests for the far pricier approach just yet. But proponents hope that storing organs in a way that mimics the body might eventually increase the number of transplants by keeping precious donations usable for longer periods, and allowing use of some that today get thrown away.
The Australian used its front page today to spruik for big Australia and continued mass migration. Readers were not impressed. Quote: a landmark report released by Treasury and the Department of Home Affairs makes the case for a big Australia  the report found that skilled migrants were delivering an economic dividend, lifting the standard  The post Newspaper spruiks mass immigration, gets whacked by readers appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
What they could fire her for is conduct unbecoming. She challenged people to call her and posted the schools mental health number, which is now being overloaded and interfering with people in need. Via Fox News: California State Universitys Fresno campus is investigating after one of their English professors tweeted she was happy former first 
When a famous wild horse named Goliath
reunited with his mate, Red Lady, after six months apart, it
was hard to imagine their story could have a happier ending but
there's been a new development at the Oregon sanctuary where they
After the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) had separated the couple during the course of its usual roundups of wild horses last year, so many people worked to make sure the couple could get back together. "Goliath had lived his whole life in the wild with a close family of mares and babies he had over the years," Clare Staples, founder and president of Skydog Ranch, a sanctuary for horses, told The Dodo earlier this year. "Last October, the horses were chased by helicopters with their babies into pens and then the families were torn apart."
Through several near-miracles and a lot of help from people who donated even a few dollars here and there, Staples managed to bring both Goliath and Red Lady to her sanctuary and people cried as they witnessed the couple reuniting in March.
"Goliath spotted her and ran half a mile to her side in the snow," Staples said. "She trotted to him, tail high, floating through the snow, and he immediately put his nose to her belly as if he knew she was carrying his baby."
Credit: Skydog RanchGoliath's intuition was right: Red Lady was pregnant. And this week, the reunited couple who very nearly got separated forever got to welcome their little foal to the world together.
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April the bear was 9 years old, and shed been living inside a
concrete pit for her entire life. At the top of the pit was a metal
grille, and April had to grip onto the bars and hoist herself up to
get a glimpse of the sky.
Rescuers described Aprils cage as a hell hole.
Credit: IARApril was actually being kept next to a restaurant in Armenia to amuse customers but neither the restaurant owner nor the patrons paid much attention to her. They occasionally threw her scraps of food, which is how she managed to survive for so many years. But that was the most care she was given.
Credit: IARLast October, team members from International Animal Rescue (IAR) and the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) launched a project called the Great Bear Rescue, which aims to free all bears from captivity around Armenia.
It appears Israelis have every reason to be in festive mood this week as they celebrate the 70th anniversary of their states founding.
This Independence Day, which Israel marks according to the Hebrew calendar, on April 19, the regional, security and diplomatic environment looks to be the most favourable Israel has faced in its short history.
The Palestinians have been crushed, and Israel faces no international pressure to concede a two-state solution. The Arab states are in disarray, with growing signs that Saudi Arabia and some other Gulf states may be ready to normalise relations.
The Trump administration is little more than a cheerleader for Israel, and has pre-empted Palestinian ambitions for statehood by moving its embassy to Jerusalem next month.
And Israel has one of the few economies that is thriving despite the global recession sparked by the financial meltdown a decade ago.
Nonetheless, analysts warn, the picture over the coming decades may prove to be far less rosey than it appears now. The relatively free hand Israel currently enjoys comes with new costs and dangers, they argue.
This is more like a pyrrhic victory, Amal Jamal, a politics professor at Tel Aviv University, told Al Jazeera.
Israel has won this round of the battle, but at a price it probably cant afford in the coming rounds.
The end of the Jewish state
That sentiment is shared in unlikely places. Last month Israels popular Yedioth Aharonoth daily published the assessments of six former heads of Israels spy agency Mossad, headlined: The country is in grave condition.
One, Dani Yatom, went so far as to predict the end of the Jewish state. Another, Nahum Admoni, warned that the rift within the Israeli Jewish public was greater than at any other time in Israels history.
Michal Warschawski, an Israeli analyst and founder of the Alternative Information Centre, argued that Israel was suffering from classic hubris.
Israel is strong, rich and has powerful allies. That explains its extreme arrogance at the moment, he told Al Jazeera.
We are now in a strange situation in which the security apparatus has more insight into Israels problems than the politicians.
An indication of Israels troubles ahead are the popular, unarmed protests that have exploded on to the Palestinian political scene along Gazas perimeter fence.
For decades Israels internal security has been carefully built on an intricate system of containing, isolating and repressing Palestinians with walls, checkpoints and blockades.
But the Gaza protests suggest to some observers that Israels compl...
During his trips to Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing
Center in Westborough, Massachusetts, Maui the therapy dog usually
spends his time
visiting the residents in their rooms or hanging out in the
But last weekend, they had a very special surprise planned for him.
Credit: Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing CenterHis owner mentioned to me that his birthday was coming up, so I thought it would be fun to get him a cupcake for the next time he came in, Nicole Croteau, director of nursing for the center, told The Dodo. It just evolved from there and we ended up planning a whole party for him.
Credit: Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing CenterWe gave him a new hairbrush and toys from the residents, Croteau said. And everyone had cake.
Credit: Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing CenterOne resident in particular, who has dementia, was really enjoying the party. Croteau couldnt help but see how much Maui meant to him.
No one is doing their job to protect the people of Pennsylvania. Were out here on our own. Elise Gerhart sounds stressed and tired but resolute. She and her family have been battling the Mariner East 2 pipeline for more than two years through both legal and direct action. In 2016, the pipeline resistance camp known as Camp White Pine began deploying tree-sits in trees marked for clearing. Going up against Sunoco and their subsidiary, Energy Transfer Partners, the same company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline has been intensely taxing, in all senses of that word. Surveillance drones and helicopters, private security thugs, legal threats and action, character assassination, death threats and mysterious visitors to the Gerharts home have become the norm.
When Elise says theyre out there on their own its true both literally and figuratively. The Gerharts and the people going to camp to support are fighting more than just a pipeline. Theyre fighting apathy, censorship, corruption and collusion as well. Without much media coverage and without any real help from officials and the legal system, the fight for people and planet is too often a lonely one. Its also very often remote away from the hustle and bustle of a city that could provide more visibility and pushback.
The area of Pennsylvania where Gerharts property and Camp White Pine sit is rural and deceptively picturesque. Home to the Marcellus Shale and the fracking boom it catalyzed, Pennsylvania is also home to rolling hills, streams, farms and fields dotted with little schoolyards and modest homes. When you look closely though, youll see the scars of the oil and gas industry. The rolling hills bear shaved ridges and yellow markers warning of pipelines underneath the surface. Hundreds of families with wells on their property get water delivered to their homes because their well water is varying shades of brown and foul-smelling. And those are only the families that could afford it. The others abandoned their homes. Stories of crops dying as soon as they were planted, sludge seeping into backyards and illnesses ranging from rashes to cancer are far too common. Whats also horrifyingly common is Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protections laissez-faire response. A 2017 report by Public Herald shows that of the drinking water complaints filed by PA residents, the DEP considers 94% to be wholly unrelated to the oil and gas industries. In other words, the DEP claims that the water of thousands of PA residents living close to fracking operations is being poisoned bygremlins? The DEP apparently sees no need to either answer that question or reign in the fracking industry thats always at the scene of...
Just looking at the group of filthy, matted dogs, it was clear
no one had cared for them in a long time.
Kept in wire pens inside a British Columbia home, each of the 45 dogs were completely covered in a thick blanket of knotted fur, soaked in urine and feces.
The house where they were kept wasnt much better.
Credit: BC SPCAOur staff had to use ventilators because they couldnt even breathe, Lorie Chortyk, community relations manager for British Columbia SPCA, told The Dodo. All of them were kept inside the house, so there were high levels of ammonia from the urine buildup.
Credit: BC SPCAThe dogs were admitted to the rescue last Thursday, where theyve been getting groomed, bathed and examined by veterinarians. The mats are so thick that most dogs will need to be fully shaved to be freed.
Credit: BC SPCASome dogs are also infected with ringworm, so theyre in quarantine until theyre no longer contagious. Others have severe dental disease from lack of care, which will require cleanings in the coming days.
Imagine a privatized America where rugged individualism reigns supreme within a vast network of corporate America, Inc., similar to 19th century wild west lifestyle, no social security, no Medicare, no Medicaid, no public law enforcement as individuals stand their own ground. Read all about it in Scott Ericksons The History of the Decline and Fall of Americas Dystopian Future, (Azaria Press, 2018).
Ericksons newly released semi-fictional satire of American history and subsequent decline into deepening pits of despair is a sure-fire treasure trove of Americana, at its best. Its a page-turner par excellence, rich in accurate textured American history and jam-packed with imagery of a dystopian future that is simply unavoidable based upon Americas character and development over the past two centuries. The dye was cast long before onset of dystopian existence.
The History of the Decline and Fall of America highlights and exposes inherent limitations of democratic capitalism whilst explaining in full living color a future American dystopia that is fully expected based upon Americas beginnings from the time of Captain John Smith at historic Jamestown (1607). The history lesson therein is superb, not missing a beat of what shaped America up to the final tipping point of neoliberal dogma and beyond into a deep dark world order.
That process of failure, the root causes, is what intrigues. For example, Americans were not only inventing a country but inventing what it meant to be an American. Indeed, America came into being as a brand new experiment in capitalistic democracy. Within that quest for a new way forward, inclusive of equality and fraternity amongst equals, Erickson discovers and reveals unique American traits that belie that mission, leading to a neoliberal/privatization hellhole that goes horribly wrong.
That fascinating pathway is explained via enchanting quips, for example, de Tocquevilles remarkably astute comment: I know of no country, indeed, where the love of money has taken a stronger hold on the affections of men. This one isolated statement from the 1830s tells a tale of American character molded by artificiality of wealth creation simply for the sak...
First, Farrakhan. Then backing sex trafficking. Now this. Via Daily Wire: In yet another piece of evidence for the idea that the brand of intersectionality pushed by the Womens March excludes Jews, co-president Tamika Mallory called for a national boycott against Starbucks thanks to the companys relationship with . . . the Anti-Defamation League. The 
Police said a 3-year-old girl accidentally shot her pregnant mother from the backseat of the car on Tuesday in Indiana. Authorities said the womans boyfriend allegedly left the loaded gun in the car between the console and the seat, then he walked into Platos Closet in Merrillville, leaving his 21-year-old pregnant girlfriend sitting in the drivers seat in the parking lot with her children, ages 3 and 1, in the backseat.
Merrillville police chief Joseph Petruch said that the little girl got hold of the 9mm Glock 19 pistol while she was in the back of the car, and the weapon discharged, hitting her mother in the chest near the right shoulder. The bullet then went through the windshield. Shaneque Thomas, who is six weeks pregnant, got out of the car and collapsed.
[The girl] had no idea what she had done and she was very scared, Detective Sgt. James Bogner said.
An employee from Platos Closet said that she heard screaming.
We just heard screaming. We ran outside with a bunch of other people, Hadassah Zirkle said. Someone said someone was hurt and bleeding.
There was blood flowing all from her stomach; just coming out like water, like a faucet, and I screamed Someone call 911,' Zirkle added.
Menzo Brazier, the victims boyfriend, reportedly ran out of the store and tried to stop the bleeding until paramedics arrived, and seemed to think that it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
He said, Did you kill yourself? Why did you do this to me? store employee Rebecca Todd recalled to WMAQ TV.
He rushed over, he was bawling his eyes out, her co-worker Paloma Prieto said.
Thomas was rushed to a local hospital and then airlifted to Loyola Medical Center where she is listed in critical but stable condition....
Emmanuel Macron has outlined his vision for the future of the European Union in Strasbourg. The 40-year-old, who secured the French Presidency in May on a pro-EU platform amid a populist surge in the bloc, delivered his highly anticipated speech to over 700 MEPs in the European Parliament on Tuesday.
Macron challenged "inward-looking nationalist selfishness" amid populist sentiment in the bloc and pushed for a more united and reinvigorated Europe. "Nationalism will lead Europe into the abyss. We see authoritarianism rising all around us," he said. "The response should not be authoritarian democracy but the authority of democracy."
Macron also sought to tackle the "poisoned debate" on migration, proposing the creation of a European programme that could subsidise local authorities which host and integrate refugees.
In a speech which touched on a range of issues, Macron recommended that copyright law be tightened to protect artists' "genius" and reiterated his support for tougher environmental legislation.
Meanwhile, Macron wants to "reform" Islam:
Speaking alongside the flag-draped coffin of a police officer killed in a terrorist attack in southern France, President Emmanuel Macron last month lay blame on "underground Islamism" and those who "indoctrinate on our soil and corrupt daily." The attack added further urgency to a project already in the works: Macron has embarked on a controversial quest to change Islam in France with the goal of integration but also preventing radicalization.
He has said that in the coming months he will announce "a blueprint for the whole organization" of Islam. And those trying to anticipate what that will look like are turning their attention to Hakim El Karoui, a leading voice on how Islamic traditions fit within French culture.
It's hard to miss that the man who appears to have Macron's ear on this most sensit...
Our class-less leader Jacinda Ardern thinks that a cheap stuffed Kiwi made in China is an appropriate gift for a powerful world leader like Germanys Angela Merkel. Traditionally a gift from the Prime Minister of New Zealand to other leaders is a quality gift that was New Zealand made or especially significant to the recipient  The post New Zealands history of political gifts appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
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. April 18, 2018: Watch the powerful presentation: https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2018/04/live-indigenous-women-land-defenders-at.html Indigenous Women Protecting and Defending Rights, Land and Climate Dear Friends and Allies, Please be invited to join the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, tomorrow, Wednesday April 18th for 'Indigenous Women Protecting and
Women who take painkillers during pregnancy could be harming the fertility of their unborn child. According to a new research, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, some popular analgesics including paracetamol and ibuprofen were found to reduce the number of cells which later become eggs or sperm in babies. The study showed that 
Worried by the low level of low oral health care awareness, dental practitioners across the country have set up a Dental Support Foundation (DSF) to galvanise efforts towards the promotion, encouragement and advancement of dental practice in Nigeria. President of the Foundation, Dr. Bidemi Dawodu explained to journalists in Lagos last weekend that the 
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Seven in 10 people in Nigeria now has clean water to drink while only 30 per cent of the poorest people have access to clean water, compared to 89 per cent of the richest. Similarly, with fewer than three in ten people having a decent toilet, Nigeria has a big task ahead to achieve the 
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With almost 800 staff, which includes over a hundred medical doctors, the Alimosho General Hospital has affirmed it would further improve on its patientcentred care, as it joined the league of three general hospitals recognised by the Lagos State Government for service charter delivery. During the launch of the three hospitals for service charter 
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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday declared the readiness of the state to sue the Federal Government over its reluctance to tackle the menace of soot in the state, alleging that it was part of the plot to eliminate a greater percentage of the states population. The governor blamed the Federal Government and its 
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The Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Jordi Borrut Bel, has admitted that the Nigerian operating environment is tough and reiterated the need for continuous business partnership with its key distributors and trade partners to achieve growth and development in the brewing sector. Jordi stated this at the Nigerian Breweries Plc 2017 award ceremony 
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, some state governors, dignitaries within and outside the country will, on Tuesday, April 24, witness the inauguration of the new headquarters building of the Deeper Life Bible Church in Gbagada, Lagos. General Superintendent of the church, Pastor William F. Kumuyi, in a statement, commended leaders and members of the church 
For the three Western nations to bomb before the international inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) could check the bodies of those killed for chemicals, take soil samples, talk to survivors and compare the results with what is in the Syrian government chemical facilities is bewildering unless the U.S., UK and France knew the UN inspectors were going to find NOTHING to substantiate their assessment. Without any evidence, but with merely a high possibility, the three countries were going to attack Syria anyway.
We all knew this was going to happen eventually. But this is a seriously dangerous time for this kind of technology to come out, given the state of the countrys complete lack of ability to apparently discern truth from blatant self-serving lies. I wonder how many of these it would take to start a war, how many of these it would take to start a revolution.
Barack Obama appears to say, Stay woke, bitches.
The Public Prosecutions anti-graft initiative widens its scope to include private sector oil industry employees.
The Public Prosecutions anti-graft initiative widens its scope to include private sector oil industry employees.
Continuing with the positive trend that started in January, active Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) lines gained marginal traction by 2.5 per cent in February, 2017, New Telegraph has learnt. Active GSM lines as at February 2018 stood at 147,961,791 as against 146 million in January. Also, teledensity, which refers to the 
The mysterious string of holistic doctor deaths continues. The burnt remains of holistic Dr. Norman Valdes Cotten Jr. were found by police in a vehicle in Pontiac MI, on Monday. Cottens wife advised the authorities that he was not acting like himself the morning before his death. He left the home in a panic and 
Microfinance institutions, microfinance banks and cooperative societies in West Africa have the potential to grow by over 30 per cent yearly by using Oradians cloud-based toolset, experts have said. This was part of the conclusions of a networking event in Lagos, which brought together leaders of financial institutions, regulatory groups, financial inclusion experts and 
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Nigeria is set to have her first conference on Blockchain technology, the worlds leading software platform for digital assets. The conference, organised by Fintech worldwide in association with Eka Consult, will bring together varying industries in Lagos to discuss issues surrounding energy, supply chain, governance and Blockchain in Africa. Announcing this in Lagos, the 
Via Fox News: A Florida judge on Wednesday reportedly ordered the Broward County Sheriffs Office to release video clips from a number of security cameras outside the Parkland high school where Nikolas Cruz opened fire on Feb. 14. The decision comes after the department, as well as the Broward County school district, were sued by 
(ANTIMEDIA) Last week, the Supreme Court dealt another blow to police accountability in the United States. In a 7-2 ruling in Kisela v. Hughes, a majority of Supreme Court justices decided that police officer Andrew Kisela of the University of Arizona Police Department could not be sued for shooting Amy Hughes, who was holding a knife at the time of the shooting but was not 
The UK Business Insider reported on the closing remarks in the Melbourne Magistrates Court hearing on the child sexual abuse charges against Cardinal George Pell and described the case as asex case.
Cardinal Pell strongly denies the charges against him. This commentary has nothing to do with his guilt or innocence, which must be determined by the court. This is only about how the charges are described in the media.
Children cannot have sex. Sex requires consent, children cannot legally or morally give consent so it is not sex. Rape, sexual abuse and sex are not the same thing and they can not be used interchangeably in headlines.
Here are the reasons this matters, in every case, with every headline.
The victim impact statements from child abuse trials are harrowing, a testament to the lifelong injuries suffered by people who were sexually abused as children. They are the litany of drug addition, alcohol dependence, gambling problems, depression, crippling anxiety, relationship breakdowns, suicidal thoughts, shame, self-hatred, mistrust of others and long term emotional damage so common in survivors of child sexual abuse. Children who have been abused are also significantly more likely to suffer further abuse, both as children and as adults.
The effects of sexual abuse of children then lead to the cycle of horror where victims become unreliable witnesses to their own abuse.
When the media, as it so persistently does, labels sexual abuse of children as child sex, we are weakening the public understanding of the extent and effect of such abuse. This has serious effects. A study conducted for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found that juries who have a better understanding of the facts of child sexual abuse are less likely to make mistakes in their assessment of evidence given in court.
Children cannot have sex with adults. Sex requires consent and children, by definition, cannot give consent, so its not sex. Its rape, its child abuse, its sexual abuse, its any number of terms that accurately describe a crime. An act perpetrated on an innocent victim, someone who was unable to defend themselves from the violence done to them, and who suffers for years, possibly decades, from the trauma caused by an adults choice to commit that violence....
The global market for medical products is shaped mainly by the demands of wealthy consumers. It rarely calls into being the tools needed to combat diseases that afflict primarily poor countries therapeutics, diagnostics and vaccines, as well as technologies that prevent the spread of disease such as insecticide-treated bed nets. Where such products do exist, its often down to the needs of tourists and soldiers and those products tend to fail over time as microbes and vectors evolve to evade our defences.
At the same time, governments and publicly or philanthropically funded research institutions generally do not have all the expertise required to discover, develop and create production pathways for such products.
Thats where Product Development Partnerships (PDPs) come in. PDPs are lean, not-for-profit public health intermediary organisations. They catalyse the discovery and development of global health products by bringing together public and private sector research and development expertise across a broad portfolio of product candidates. Some candidates succeed, some fall by the wayside.
The net effect of the 16 major PDPs work over the past two decades has been an impressive reinvigoration of the pipeline of tools for global health. Most importantly, a growing number of these tools have been approved for use, are under consideration by regulatory agencies, or are in late-stage trials.
When the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, launched Australias Health Security Initiative for the Indo-Pacific region in October 2017, she announced that Australia would commit $75 million over five years to support the work of PDPs from 2018. This represents the Australian aid programs single largest commitment to global health research and development, and a 50% increase in PDP funding in annual terms.
The Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade subsequently issued a...
WATCH: Power-Tripping Cop Attacks Innocent Man, Showing Us Everything Wrong with Police By Matt Agorist The Free Thought Project A power-tripping police officer unlawfully detained, assaulted, threatened, and accosted an innocent railroad worker who would later report the incident...
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Queensland Times reported that a man who impregnated his then 18 year old daughter murdered his duaghter, their baby and her adoptive father before killing himself. Not only does the man who committed all these murders not even get a mention in the headline, the murders themselves arent even there.
Invisible perpetrators are a constant in FixedIt. This is not a trivial issue. It matters because headlines are supposed to be a short summary of the article and when the article is about violence men commit against women and those men are invisible, the headline is not telling the story, its erasing the story.
Also, most people dont consume news by reading a print newspaper from cover to cover. Only some people go directly to the home page of a news outlet. Most people get news links from social media, and the most likely source is Facebook. But regardless of the source, we see far more headlines than we click on.
Something like 80 percent of the headlines we see, we never click through to read the article. Were not necessarily thinking very much about the headlines we dont click on, but we see them. And without being consciously aware that its happening they are still describing something to us. When they fit our subconscious bias or when theyre underpinned myths about violence and repeat them over and over again, they reinforce them in our minds, but we dont really notice that its happening.
The things we dont notice are far more dangerous than the things we do notice.
Clarity in reporting and avoiding the passive voice and are among the first things journalists are taught. Which is why the constant use of passive voice and unclear reporting on violence against women stands out so much.
If all the violent crimes committed by men were reported in the active voice with the perpetrators and their crime as the subject of every headline, it would be overwhelming. Because it is overwhelming.
We are journalists and it is not our job to erase the truth so our audience is not made to feel uncomfortable. Our job is to describe what is happening in our society. And the sad truth is that around 90 percent of violent crimes are committed by men. Avoiding this fact doesnt make it less true but it does make it much more difficult to address the underlying cause.
Headlines matter and this is why FixedIt exists.
FixedIt is an ongoing project to push back against the medias constant erasure of violent men and blaming of innocent victims. If you would like to help fund it even $5 a month makes a big difference please consider...
Giant group of octopus moms discovered in the deep sea | 17 April 2018 | Two deep-sea expeditions have revealed a giant group of octopuses and their eggs in a place where they shouldn't be able to survive. "When I first saw the photos, I thought, 'They shouldn't be there! Not that deep and not that many of them!'" says Janet Voight, a zoologist at the Field Museum in Chicago and co-author of a paper on the octopuses published this month in the journal Deep Sea Research Part I. Nearly two miles deep in the Pacific Ocean and 100 miles off the coast of Costa Rica, scientists on two oceanographic cruises used subsea vehicles to explore the Dorado Outcrop, a rocky patch of seafloor formed of cooled and hardened lava from an underwater volcano. Geochemists explored the outcrop in a submersible, hoping to collect samples of the warm fluids that emerge from cracks in the rocks. They didn't count on finding dozens of octopuses huddled around those openings.
We (1) address this call to any and all abolitionists, anti-capitalists, angry workers, anarchists, inside and outside agitators, daytime dreamers and nighttime ner-do-wells. After several ongoing conversations and the most recent triangle autonomous assembly, we are proposing a series of decentralized daytime actions on May Day, prior to folks converging at the 6pm march starting at the new DPD HQ.
You could picket a shitty restaurant that has screwed you or your coworkers, drop a banner over a highway overpass, make a scene at the office of a real estate company profiting off of gentrification, flyer the names of people killed by the Durham jail, host a call-in day for a political prisoner needing extra support, or a hundred other ideas.
Days like May Day are a time for finding new accomplices, new tactics, and new ideasthink of it as practice, or as a very old, now very dead comrade once said, revolutionary gymnastics. So start talking with your friends, comrades, local organizations, etc., and make a plan! And by all means, take a pic, write a statement, and (safely!) blast it out in whatever social media avenues you have available. News throughout the day will be available on twitter via @NC_autonomy.
See you on the first of May!
-(1) some @ccomplices
Duuuude, the craziest thing happened the other day, Blue Shirt said in his typically slow and monotoned voice, before proceeding to tell the most un-crazy story in human history.
It was day two, and Blue Shirt had already made himself out to be a huge tool. Throughout Europe, Ive found hostels will often give a free room and board to fun, outgoing individuals in exchange for their smile, natural friendliness and good humour. Sometimes, if the hostels offer one, these are the people who will lead the pub crawl. This is based on the premise that the chosen ones will generally increase the vibe within the hostel and make it others time there more enjoyable. This is a premise that I agree with, and people who do this job can make a travel experience phenomenally better.
Blue Shirt was one of these types, except, he had been there for one week and he sucked at his job. Ive never understood people who are tight with other peoples money. I dont mean stealing from your employer and dishing it out to your friends; I mean like Blue Shirt, whose job it was to walk around giving out watered-down shot glasses full of vodka and some godforsaken fruit juice.
Never before has a glass 1.5 fl oz cylinder yielded someone so much faux power. Blue Shirt thought he had control over the Seven Kingdoms as he strutted from dorm to dorm dishing out the sweet syrupy concoction. He would look at us with a contemptuous face, refusing us a second shot, despite having done the rounds of the dorms and returning to the common room with a half-full tray still left.
Its a phenomenon my mate Andy calls the BNOC. It stands for the Big Name On Campus, which I guess is ironic because people who are dubbed the BNOC are likely to have never been big name on any campus at any point in their lives. The sudden and minor power gifted to Blue Shirt by way of his hostel volunteer position had given him some sense of self-importance far beyond its reality.
He was in stark contrast to the volunteers I had met in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania: people who engaged and talked to the fresh faces entering the common room and made everyone feel accepted and welcome. It wasnt until I first hit the road myself that I realised so many introverts travelled. The ability for one outgoing person to reach out to others can lift the mood of a room tenfold, whether its a time-passing game of cards or beers in the kitchen.
So it was a Thursday night and the Pink Panther Hostel was having a themed pre-drinks night something to do with Polish karaoke songs from a very niche e...
The Sarawak Special Court on Sexual Crimes Against Children has set a target to dispose of cases within six months after they are registered with the court. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the factor on urgency was crucial to safeguard the victims welfare and interests. She said if 
Imagine this. On May 10, 2018, the largest political party governing Malaysia will be a multiracial party. This has never happened before. In GE14, Bersatu will contest 52 peninsula seats, PKR 51, DAP 35, and Amanah 27. While Bersatu will be contesting the largest number, most of their seats are tough seats at Umno strongholds. 
Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) secretary-general Datuk Joseph Salang says issues over Native Customary Rights (NCR) land may again be exploited to the fullest during the campaigning for this 14th general election (GE14). He, however, believes that the rural folk would not be so gullible as to accept the many unfound accusations against the BN-led government. 
Former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak secretary, Idris Bohari has decided to stand as independent candidate in Saratok parliamentary seat. Idris, 56, told The Borneo Post yesterday he made the decision after thorough consideration and consultation with friends and family. I am going back to Saratok tomorrow to discuss with my supporters, and will buy 
ESPN reported that the Santa Clara County District Attorneys Office announced last Thursday that it was charging Reuben Foster with felony counts of domestic violence with an allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury, forcefully attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime and possession of an assault weapon. He allegedly punched his girlfriend in the head between eight and ten times.
Foster played football for the San Francisco 49ers. He has reportedly been suspended until the charges against him are heard in court. It is reasonable for a sports report to include or even lead with this. Theyre reporting on sport not crime. It is not reasonable to completely erase the nature of his alleged crimes from the headline.
Professional athletes have been protected from consequences for violence against women for a long time. As a New York Times article from 2003 pointed out, The difference in these results for athletes and non-athletes indicates something is working to the advantage of the athletes over their accusers. The athletes social environment provides him with both protection and support. Accused athletes have money, powerful lawyers, public relations specialists, high-profile coaches and other popular personalities to come to their defense.
Hiding the crimes footballers are accused of is part of the culture of protecting these athletes.
This is not a trivial issue. It matters because headlines are supposed to be a short summary of the article and when the article is about violence men commit against women and those men are invisible, the headline is not telling the story, its erasing the story.
Also, most people dont consume news by reading a print newspaper from cover to cover. Only some people go directly to the home page of a news outlet. Most people get news links from social media, and the most likely source is Facebook. But regardless of the source, we see far more headlines than we click on.
Something like 80 percent of the headlines we see, we never click through to read the article. Were not necessarily thinking very much about the headlines we dont click on, but we see them. And without being consciously aware that its happening they are still describing something to us. When they fit our subconscious bias or when theyre underpinned myths about violence and repeat them over and over again, they reinforce them in our minds, but we dont really notice that its happening.
The things we dont notice are far more dangerous than the things we do notice.....
The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has outsourced RM114.56 billion to external portfolio managers as at Dec 31, 2017. This was an increase of 9.8% from RM104.37 billion in 2016. This allocation, invested in both equity and fixed income instruments, represented 14.5% of the EPFs total investment assets, it said in a statement here today. Chairman 
The Election Commission (EC) said today it has no objections to Opposition parties wishing to use PKRs logo in GE14. In a statement, the EC stressed that any candidate who wants to contest under a PKR ticket or use its logo is free to do so provided the party agrees to it. The EC would 
PKR said today it is prepared to allow its party logo to be used by Pakatan Harapan parties in GE14, following Election Commissions (EC) clarification earlier. We have noted ECs announcement and would like to reiterate our preparedness to allow the usage of the KEADILAN symbol for all PH candidates that would be contesting in 
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|Ordinary Syrians forced from their homes...|
A couple of weeks ago we moved to a new house and I had some time on my hands to talk to you guys while painting the ceiling. Moving was very much on the forefront of my mind since I also recently moved my company's Email platform to Office 365. As a cross platform slider with a foot in each major operating system I decided to give you my first impressions of the new platform (and upset the GNU-purists) with my review.
UKs representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Peter Wilson, said identifying the nerve agent is an essential part of the investigation, and that the OPCW has identified neither its origin nor the laboratory where it was produced.
But of course, while the identification of the nerve agent used is an essential piece of technical evidence in our investigation, neither DSTLs analysis, nor the OPCWs report, identifies the country or laboratory of origin of the agent used in this attack, he said.
The British government claims a Soviet-era nerve agent that has become known as Novichok was used against Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia and accused Russia of producing and deploying it.
However, the claims of Russian involvement have not been backed up by either Britains own scientists at the Porton Down laboratories or the OPCW, both of which say its not their job to apportion blame or identify the origin, but only the type of substance involved.
Wilson was speaking at a meeting of the OPCW in The Hague, which was called by Britain. The UK delegation reportedly said it would soon give some long-awaited answers posed by Moscow concerning the Skripal case.
The Russian embassy in London submitted a list of 14 questions on March 31. These asked why Moscow had been denied consular access to the Skripals, both Russian citizens. Moscow also asked the British Foreign Office why it had not been informed which antidote had been used to treat the Skripals, and how such a medicine had been made available to local doctors. It also inquired how the UK arrived at the conclusion that the agent used in the attack could only be of Russian origin.
In the latest statement to the OPCW, the UK says its accusations against Russia were based partly on credible open-source reporting and intelligence. So far, none of that material has been made public. The police investigation into the events in Salisbury is also still ongoing, but the government did not wait for Scotland Yards conclusions before insisting that it was highly likely that Russia was to blame for targeting the Skripals......
So according to my calculus, currently, there is about 500 S&P points of downside risk (to the low end of my trading range) and 300 S&P points of risk to fair market value as compared to the upside of only approximately 150 S&P points.
Its that time of year again, Anzac Day, when mainstream media, politicians and shock jocks find a whole new expression of honesty to be outraged at.
A couple of days ago, New Matilda journalist Ben Eltham sent out this tweet:
Only seven more days before another unsuspecting Australian gets run out of town for some mild criticism of the Diggers
Ben Eltham (@beneltham) April 17, 2018
As most will recall, we have a brief but impressive history of flogging people for expressing truthful statements that dont align with the official Anzac myth. It all began in 2015 with the heinous anti-Australian Australian, Scott McIntyre, a former journalist with SBS who tweeted about atrocities committed by Anzacs during the war.
Remembering the summary execution, widespread rape and theft committed by these brave Anzacs in Egypt, Palestine and Japan, McIntyre accurately and outrageously wrote to his Twitter followers.
And then this: Not forgetting that the largest single-day terrorist attacks in history were committed by this nation & their allies in Hiroshima & Nagasaki.
A nation lost its shit, and McIntyre lost his job. As an aside, he had another crack in 2016.
In 2017, we found a whole new target controversial journalist Yassmin Abdel-Magied, who used April 25 to tweet: Lest. We. Forget. (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine.)
Abdel Magied wasnt just hounded out of her job she was hounded out of the country (and last week deported from the US for having the wrong visa).
But the woman Australia apparently most loves to hate appears not to have learned her lesson, if her response to Elthams tweet this week is anything to go by.
Hot tip you dont even need to mention the diggers. You just need to ask for people to extend their empathy to others. https://t.co/HWbvIkjDbP
Yassmin Abdel-Magied (@yassmin_a) April 17, 2018
Abdel-Magieds response sparked this thoroughly...
I was sort of watching an old episode of Antiques Roadshow
("watching" = noise in the background while I researched Oz
history) when I heard the above title mentioned.
Now, poor George was a consumptive bloke ( he was quickly fading away from TB) so he had a little time to fill in.
The sketches in his book aren't fabulously long-lost works of art BUT they are observations of people and Aboriginal people in and around the small settlement of Melbourne; rudimentary ink drawings show mia-mias (huts) and Aboriginal figures with notes on the back of the sketch detailing how they lived.
He also sketched figures waltzing off to the goldfields, showing the various classes by their dress, with the usual accoutrements of digging in their hot little hands.
In short, rare wonderful glimpses of history.
After the value was given by the Antiques Roadshow expert, with comments that it would garner high interest in the Aussie market, the owner stated he wouldn't be selling.
Now, doing my sums that episode was from 2009 (I told you it was an oldie) so I had a quick Gurgle to see if the sketchbook ever made its way to The Fair Isle of Oz - and, yes, it did!
Mossgreen Auctions in Armadale, Vic, auctioned it last May; how much or who bought it I have not the foggiest, I can only hope it or a facsimile eventually finds its way into the National Library or into print for schools or some such.
You can read a lengthy description by the auction house of George's sketch book HERE
You can read the transcript of the AR ep HERE.
*Warning, graphic* Via Breaking 911: SAN FRANCISCO On April 14th, 2018 at 11:42 AM, SFPD officers responded to a store on the unit block of Turk Street regarding a fight. Upon arrival, the male suspect and female victim had left the scene. A preliminary investigation revealed that a male suspect and female victim were 
Minerals from deep in the ocean found to enhance muscle output, may be next big sports supplement by: Michelle Simmons Natural News Minerals found in the deep ocean may be used to improve muscle output, potentially becoming a big sports supplement,...
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In the early morning of Monday, April 9, 2018, the current invasion of the ZAD began. This land-occupation near the village of Notre-Dames-des-Landes is still under siege after nine days of tear gas, concussion grenades, drones, clubs, tanks, and attack dogs. Like the famous French childrens song, the imperial assault began on a Lundi matin and continued every day of the week until the following Monday when it started all over again. This is now the second week of the siege.
In the original lyrics of the childrens song, the emperor, the empress, and the prince come to put you in a pinch every day of the week but luckily you are never there. The emperor of this little song was based on Napoleon III, the disease-ridden tyrant who ruled over France until his disastrous war with Prussia. Thanks to his idiocy and egotism, the city of Paris was surrounded by the invading army and within a year the autonomous Commune had forced the Republican government to flee the city. The current situation is much different than it was in 1871 and hopefully it ends with victory rather than bloodshed. In no uncertain terms, what is being fought for at the ZAD is the earth itself. Unlike the Paris Commune with its delusions about the citizen, the state school, money, and government, this epic battle in the hedgerows is being fought to free the land from the capitalist economy, not compromise with it.
Our own personal time in the ZAD was far too brief and yet long enough to linger in our minds forever. Like those whove visited Chiapas or Rojava, the ZAD is one of the few places on the planet where capitalist time and its market relations have been abolished. Living a communal life free from economic constraints is a visceral experience that makes even the longest work-vacation seem like a sick joke. Nothing is more infectious and viral than the experience of a life worth living. Its powerful enough that thousands of people have spent the past week fighting for it on the moorland of Notres-Dames-des-Landes where there have been over 100 serious injuries.
On this Wednesday, April 18, three representatives of the ZAD.......
Channel 9 News reported that two men charged over sexually abusing children in WA have had further charges of raping, sexually abusing and exploiting children added to the litany of charges against them 112 charges in total between the two of them.
Channel 9 described the case against the two men as a swinging case.
Swinging is a consensual act between adults and there is no reason at all that loving responsible parents cant participate in swinging.
This case is not about swinging. The charges against the adults relate to sexual abuse and exploitation of children. The children in this case are between 4 and 6 years old. A 14 year old girl is also one of the alleged victims. They were not and could not be involved in any swinging activity. If the charges against the adults are proven, these children were raped and exploited by adults who were responsible for their well-being. Describing the charges as a swinging case is misleading, inaccurate and dangerous.
The charges against these men will be heard by the court, this commentary is not about their guilt or innocence, it is about how the charges against him are described in this headline.
Its important to remember how much words matter, both to victims and to public understanding of the nature, cause and effect of sexually abusing children.
Children cannot have sex. Sex requires consent, children cannot legally or morally give consent so it is not sex. Rape, sexual abuse and sex are not the same thing and they can not be used interchangeably in headlines.
Here are the reasons this matters, in every case, with every headline.
The victim impact statements from child abuse trials are harrowing, a testament to the lifelong injuries suffered by people who were sexually abused as children. They are the litany of drug addition, alcohol dependence, gambling problems, depression, crippling anxiety, relationship breakdowns, suicidal thoughts, shame, self-hatred, mistrust of others and long term emotional damage so common in survivors of child sexual abuse. Children who have been abused are also significantly more likely to suffer further abuse, both as children and as adults.
The effects of sexual abuse of children then lead to the cycle of horror where victims become unreliable witnesses to their own abuse.
When the media, as it so persistently does, labels sexual abuse of children as child sex, we are weakening the public understanding of the extent and effect of such abuse. This has serious e...
None of us are perfect parents and none of us have perfect kids. We cant take credit for all their successes and we generally cant be blamed for all their failures. But we do play a large role is shaping our children, and we can screw them up pretty good if were not careful. George W. Bush was screwed up by his parents. Some of it wasnt anything they could control. Its not easy to be the grandson of a senator and the son of a president, especially if you arent blessed at birth with the same types of skills that made them successful in business and politics. Many of us in the same situation would follow an initial path similar to Dubyas: being the class clown, not trying too hard lest we fail, taking the easy road and riding on our privilege. Ive never blamed George W. for being the way he is, only for having the lack of judgment and humility to realize that he wasnt suited to life of public service.
With the passing of Barbara Bush, the nation is going through the ritual of praising all her virtues and accomplishments while ignoring completely her faults and shortcomings. Thats largely as it should be. Basic politeness and a healthy respect for our institutions requires that we focus on the positive when a First Lady passes on. But this custom is no friend of the truth.
Barbara Bush was extremely hard on her children, especially George who seems to have been a big disappointment to her. I had to cringe when I saw that she told the doctor on her death bed that George turned out the way he did because she smoked and drank while she was pregnant. The former president told the story in a lighthearted manner, suggesting that she was always making jokes like that. And thats exactly the problem. Thats about the most vicious thing she could have said about her son as she was dying. Its the kind of joke that has too much sincerity behind it to be funny. Why not say, instead, that she was proud of him and that he exceeded all her expectations? He was, after all, elected as governor of Texas and to two terms as president of the United States. Is that not enough for a mother, even if he was perhaps not a good president in the end?
This is how she damaged her son, and were all guilty of doing this to some degree or another with our children. But the world doesnt suffer for it the way it did from the presidency of George W. Bush.
I like to allow a little time before I speak ill of the dead, which is why I held my tongue for a bit about Barbara Bush. As hard as it is for me to take, I recognize the value of treating our leaders and their families with a bit of deference and a sometimes undeserved default level of respect, so I can abide the tongue-bath the medi...
The Democrats have launched a new initiative aimed at doing a better job of understanding where the public is on a variety of controversial issues so that they can do a better job of crafting their political messaging. Its useful research because it reveals which topics have real salience and which ones dont really move the needle. For one example, voters dont really mind that Trump is using the presidency to add revenue to his various businesses and theyre not very receptive to the idea that hes lazy, golfs too much and is too disengaged. On the other hand, they are alarmed that he doesnt read his daily intelligence briefings. Thats the kind of nuance that can be gleaned by careful survey research.
One thing the pollsters have discovered is that the tax bill is unpopular, and the strongest argument against it is the idea that it was designed not based on sound policy or because its consistent with conservative ideology and goals, but simply to pay back the partys biggest donors.
One key difference the research found is voters are more receptive to the argument that Republicans are likelier to use government to personally enrich themselves and their wealthy donors. They actually dont think the tax plan was done for policy reasons, Pollock said. They dont even think it was done for ideological reasons. They think it was done for purely dirty campaign reasons.
Since the public already believes this, messaging around it is comparatively easy. And since the polling took place while the nation was doing its taxes, the tax bill should have been enjoying a high point in popularity. People ought to have discovered some extra, perhaps unexpected, cash in their pockets. But the tax law has been losing support rapidly in recent weeks. A lot of congressional Republicans are
Last November, I wrote The Odd Chabad Connection Between Putin and Trump and its time to revisit the piece in light of recent events. Presumably youve seen the hilarious video of Michael Cohen smoking cigars with sketchy looking gangster types that was set to the theme song of The Sopranos.
omg this is amazing pic.twitter.com/TOlAIKvPl5
Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) April 14, 2018
While that video is funny, its also real. The man in the blue suit is Rotem Rosen, who was the main character in my November piece. While Cohen and Rosen were commiserating over cigars, Cohen was supposed to be in court. Judge Kimba Wood was reportedly displeased by his absence.
On an obvious level, it should surprise no one that Rosen and Cohen are friends. Both of them are honorary members of the Trump family. But, on a different level, the media really should be reporting on the significance of this relationship.
I am going to cite from my previous article on this rather than write it all out again, but you should also reference this article from Ben Schreckinger on how Putin enlisted two Jewish oligarchs back in 1999 to help him build up his political power.
Lets begin here:
Starting in 1999, [Vladimir] Putin enlisted two of his closest confidants, the oligarchs Lev Leviev and Roman Abramovich, who would go on to become Chabads biggest patrons worldwide, to create the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia under the leadership of Chabad rabbi Berel Lazar, who would come to be known as Putins rabbi.
Theres a good chance that if you know of Roman Abramovich, you know him as the owner of the Chelsea Football Club of the English Premier League. You may not know that he was a.........
This should come as no surprise:
A new poll released by NPR, PBS NewsHour and Marist University shows that about 3-in-10 Americans think that the FBI is biased against the Trump administrationSixty-one percent of Americans think that the FBI is just doing its job.
While the number of Americans who distrust the FBIs motives is growing, Im actually comforted that the number isnt higher. After all, the FBI has been under sustained tribal attack from the president, Republicans in Congress, and the organs of the mighty right-wing media wurlitzer. The thirty-one percent number is close enough to the Alan Keyes Constant that its within the margin of error. In other words, under normal circumstances, the percentage of FBI skeptics in the population is about as low as you can reasonably expect it to go in any situation where the FBI is under attack from the right.
In a way, it seems obvious that a decent chunk of the electorate will ascribe bias to anyone who criticizes the president they support, especially if that president is constantly calling the whole thing a witch hunt and effort to delegitimize his election. When that view is amplified in peoples news feeds and on the television programs they watch, its hard to see how wed ever get a lower number than thirty-one percent in our present circumstances.
Whats a sign of corrosion in our democracy is not the absolute percentage of FBI skeptics, but the fact that the FBI is under attack at all. When the FBI deserves criticism, they should receive it. Thats how our system self-corrects. But when they try to protect the country from foreign interference in our elections and are called biased for their efforts, thats a problem. Its a problem because its not something they can correct without surrendering to that foreign power.
Now, James Comey isnt helping things by going out and doing more than a dozen media appearances where he expresses his disdain for Donald Trumps character, appearance, and fitness for office. That doesnt make him look like a neutral or dispassionate observer or strengthen him as an objective witness of fact. When he basically says that the election of Trump made him nauseated, that weakens his standing as someone who stands above and o...
LOS ANGELES AAP
US President Donald Trump has again turned his back on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after just days ago raising the prospect he might consider rejoining the massive free trade agreement with Australia, Japan and nine other allied nations.
Mr Trump, at the end of a two-day visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, told reporters he was now actively pursuing a bilateral deal with Japan.
The US is committed to free, fair and reciprocal very important word trade and we are committed to pursuing a bilateral trading relationship that benefits both of our great countries, Mr Trump told Wednesdays press conference.
Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore, Brunei, Peru, Vietnam, Chile, Malaysia and Mexico moved ahead on the TPP without the US and in March had a formal signing ceremony for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), also known as TPP11.
Mr Trump also told reporters on Wednesday he was looking forward to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in coming weeks in the hope of ridding the rogue nation of its nuclear weapons.
Hopefully that meeting will be a great success, Mr Trump said.
BOERNE, TexasThe Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing after a passenger was partially blown out of the jets damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in a career where she has been one of the few women at the controls.
Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy, was the captain and piloting the Dallas-bound Flight 1380 when it made an emergency landing Tuesday in Philadelphia, according to her husband, Dean Shults.
One of the engines on the Boeing 737 exploded while the plane was traveling 500 mph (800 kph) at 30,000 feet (9144 m) with 149 people on board. Shrapnel hit the plane and passengers said they had to rescue a woman who was being blown out of a damaged window. The woman later died of blunt force trauma to her head, neck and torso.
Shults calmly relayed details about the crisis to air traffic controllers, and passengers commended her handling of the situation.
Friends at Shults church in Boerne, Texas, about 30 miles northwest of San Antonio, said Wednesday they were not surprised after listening to the recording and reading media reports about her actions.
Everybody is talking about Tammie Jo and how cool and calm she was in a crisis, and thats just Tammie Jo, Rachel Russo said. Thats how shes wired.
Shults was commissioned into the Navy in 1985 and reached the rank of lieutenant commander, said Commander Ron Flanders, the spokesman for Naval Air Forces in San Diego.
Women aviators were excluded from combat missions until the month after Shults got off active duty in March 1993, but Flanders said Shults flew during Operation Desert Storm trainings as an aggressor enemy pilot.
While we at that time had an exclusion, she was in fact helping male pilots hone their skills, Flanders said.
Veteran Navy combat aviator Linda Maloney said that she and Shults were among a small group of women who worked to see the combat exclusion rule repealed.
Obviously it was frustrating, said Maloney, who became among the first women to join a combat military flying squadron and was deployed to the Arabian Gulf. We go through the same training that the guys do, and our hope was the Navy would allow us to fly in combat at some point.
Shults was featured in Maloneys book Military Fly Moms along with the stories and photos of 69 other women U.S. military veterans.
Russo and Staci Thompson, who has known Shults for about 20 years and was nanny to her two children when they were small, said she loved her military career but has alluded to frustrations and challenges that came with it.
They also said she embraced those experiences to make her strong...
One of the most common Linux hardware questions I've received dozens of times in the past few weeks alone has been over the support for "RX Vega M" Vega-based graphics processors found on select newer Intel Kabylake CPUs. It appears RadeonSI at least should now support these Radeon graphics on Intel CPUs...
Taranaki oil and gas workers have received a lifeline for their future employment: Quote: The Northern Territory government has lifted a ban on hydraulic fracturing of onshore gas that will open up more than half of the territorys land mass to the controversial practice. The first exploration fracking by petroleum companies is expected to occur early next  The post All sorted, Taranaki oil and gas workers have a lifeline appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend as an envoy for President Trump to meet with that countrys leader, Kim Jong Un, according to two people with direct knowledge of the trip.
The extraordinary meeting between one of Trumps most trusted emissaries and the authoritarian head of a rogue state was part of an effort to lay the groundwork for direct talks between Trump and Kim about North Koreas nuclear weapons program, according to the two people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the highly classified nature of the talks.
The clandestine mission, which has not previously been reported, came soon after Pompeo was nominated to be secretary of state.
Im optimistic that the United States gove...
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Australian companies, including government agencies, are among those to have reportedly been caught in an alleged worldwide cyber-attack by Russian hackers.
ABC reports Australian, British and US authorities have claimed Russian government-backed hackers have infected millions of machines globally as part of an espionage campaign.
They claim the campaign is specifically targeting government agencies and businesses.
While hundreds of local businesses have been affected by the cyber attack, no information was compromised, the ABC said.
In a joint call with reporters White House cybersecurity coordinator Roby Joyce said: When we see malicious cyber activity, whether it be from the Kremlin or other malicious nation-state actors, we are going to push back.
US Department of Hom...
The claws of an everyday house cat may not be quite as
impressive as those of a lion or tiger, but they are sharp enough
to strike fear into the heart of anyone with a mid-century modern
sofa. Just like their wild cousins, who prefer to leave deep scars
in tree trunks, domestic cats are prone to scratching pretty much
anything, as any cat owner knows.
So why do all cats scratch? Its not that todays felines have a particular vendetta against attractive seating cat scratching behavior is actually instinctual and can benefit cats in many ways.
Drawing their claws across the nubby texture of furniture helps cats maintain healthy nails, according to Dr. Emily Levine, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist in New Jersey. While scratching and stretching, house cats extend and retract their nails, which removes the dead outer nail sheath. This keeps their claws sharp and at a manageable length (though they still may need some trimming now and again).
Another important reason todays cats are prone to the destruction of couches and armchairs is marking, explains Levine, just like their ancestors.
There are two ways that they can mark, Levine tells The Dodo. One is to leave visual cues when you think of cats out in nature, theyre scratching on tree trunks or they can also leave scent from their paws as well. By marking, your cat is claiming his territory, and making sure all other felines pick up on the signals.
18 Apr 2018 | News TribuneSupporters of family farming who oppose the rise of big-business agricultural practices in Missouri gathered to lobby legislators against concentrated animal feeding operations and foreign ownership of Missouri farmland
18 Apr 2018 | MongabayMongabay journalists report on the impacts of the rapid expansion of agribusiness on the region's environment and people.
21 Sep 2017 | The Mekong ButterflyAround 2006, Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation., Ltd. One of major sugarcane and sugar companies in Thailand began to expand their production base to neighboring countries. This infograhpic solely looks at the case of sugarcane plantation investment in Oddar Meanchey, Cambodia.
Via Daily Wire: The situation involving a professor at Fresno State University who rejoiced over the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush got a whole lot worse for the university after new tweets were discovered. Professor Randa Jarrar ignited controversy with a series of offensive tweets celebrating the death of Bush and the pain 
By Tyler Durden | Zero Hedge | April 18, 2018 The United States Army wants to develop a system that can be quickly integrated and deployed into its weaponized drone fleet to automatically Detect, Recognize, Classify, Identify (DRCI) and target enemy combatants and vehicles using artificial intelligence (AI). This is an impressive leap forward, whereas humans still 
Invitation to a meeting to coordinate contingency plans for an emergency rally in the event of war breaking out or bombing resuming in Syria/Middle East or on the Korean Peninsula.
Thursday 19 April
(Please note that we have changed to a larger room)
The global situation is unpredictable and inflammable.
The peace movement needs to come together to make contingency plans in advance to mobilise mass protests and rallies in the event of war breaking out.
A contingency plan and a broad coalition is needed to mobilise a wide range of people, organisations and contacts at a very short notice.
A co-ordinating group will be set up.
If you want to find out more or be a contact for your organisation or community but unable to come this Thursday, please reply to this email or phone 0417456001.
Independent and Peaceful Australia Network
by Paul Street Writer, Dandelion Salad The Official Website of Paul Street April 18, 2018 Youve got to hand it to Hillary Clinton. In 2016, she helped put the right-wing racist, sexist, nativist, authoritarian, and nationalist oligarch Donald Trump in the White House. She and her operatives did this in two ways: (1) by rigging 
Crime forums on Facebook, fraudsters pose as anti-fraud hotlines, and how big advertising companies are in bed with the rampant data collection of internet giants.
All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the Smashing Security podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest B J Mendelson, author of Social media is bullsh*t.
On Saturday, fans at a soccer game in Russia were "surprised" by
an unexpected guest: a captive bear who was brought onto the field
to deliver the ball.
In a video of the performance, a trainer walked the bear onto the track surrounding the field while the crowd applauded. Then the trainer directed the bear to sit on his hind legs and clap his front paws together. When the bear did what he was told, the trainer gave him a small piece of food. After that, the bear was instructed to take a soccer ball and deliver it to one of the players, which incited more cheers from the audience.
But not everyone was impressed. The video quickly went viral, with many fans and viewers criticizing organizers for promoting a display that likely wasnt much fun for the captive bear whose name is Tim, and who belongs to a Russian traveling circus.
No wild animal should be used as a prop or forced to perform unnatural acts for our entertainment, DJ Schubert, a wildlife biologist with the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), told The Dodo. What may appear to a spectator to be a few moments of levity at the beginning of an athletic competition conceals the true story of these animals lives. Theirs is a tedious, barren, wholly unnatural existence that all too often involves abusive training techniques, inadequate housing, and poor veterinary care. There is simply no place in sport for wild animal mascots.
Credit: YouTube/ESPN UKTraveling circuses are known for their brutal training processes and difficult living circumstances for the animals. During training sessions, animals may be whipped, hit or shocked with electrical prods. When theyre not performing, theyre tethered with chains or locked up inside tiny, barren enclosures. Not only that, but animals...
(INTELLIHUB) Author and political operative Roger Stone told Infowars commander-in-chief Alex Jones that the former First Lady Barbara Bush is ascending into Hell right now following her timely death.
She was a mean-spirited vindictive drunk, the infamous political pundit and author told Jones on Wednesdays broadcast. Shes ascending into Hell right now.
She was a bad person, Stone said as Jones butted in to explain how the former First Lady was married to the head of a former Nazi crime syndicate.
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A rally outside the Prime Ministers office has been organised for Sunday the 29th. Quote: Dear charter school supporters, Thanks to your efforts, 3000 New Zealanders have signed a petition at www.savecharters.kiwi which urges the Government to end its plans to close charter schools. I have invited the Prime Minister to accept our petition outside her electorate  The post Charter school rally outside Jacinda Arderns office appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
LocalBlox, a US-based data technology company that crawls, discovers, extracts, indexes, maps and augments data in a variety of formats from the web and from exchange networks and ties it all together to create profiles on individuals that contain personal, business and consumer data for marketing purposes, has been found leaking information on tens of millions of individuals. The discovery was made by UpGuard researcher Chris Vickery, who stumbled upon the unsecured Amazon Web Services More
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Source 18.04.2018 Hassan Diab shown in Al-Jazeeras coverage of the alleged chemical attack. Click to see the full-size image A group of Russian correspondents led by Evgeny Poddubny has found a boy filmed by the White Helmets in their video showing people affected by the alleged chemical attack in Douma on April 7. According to 
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Las Vegas massacre survivor during fully-automatic volley of gunfire: Its a helicopter! by Shepard Ambellas Intellihub The sixteenth known witness who saw helicopters above, near, or firing onto the crowd of Route 91 concertgoers statements were captured on video...
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But this disconnect this symptom of investors fighting the Fed in the Treasury market is mild compared to the disconnect in the junk bond market. There, investors have completely blown off the Fed. At least in the Treasury market, 10-year yields have risen since the Fed started getting serious about rate increases in December 2016. In the junk bond market, yields have since fallen.
Syrian Boy in White Helmets Fake Chemical Attack Video Reveals Truth | 18 April 2018 | The White Helmets, a Western-backed NGO known for its ties with terrorist groups, had released a video showing alleged victims of the false flag chemical attack in Douma. The US and its allies used the video as a pre-text to conduct a missile strike on Syria. Russia 24 TV channel has released an exclusive interview on April 18 with a boy, who participated in filming a fake video, as evidence of the false flag chemical attack in Douma by the White Helmets. In the interview, Hassan Diab says that he and his mother heard loud voices on the street, urging everyone to rush to the hospitals. When Hassan entered the hospital, unknown people grabbed him, poured water on him and then put him with other patients.
LOS ANGELESA former Playboy model who said she had a 10-month affair with now-President Donald Trump settled her lawsuit Wednesday with a supermarket tabloid over an agreement that prohibited her from discussing the relationship publicly.
Karen McDougals settlement with the company that owns the National Enquirer restores to me the rights to my life story and frees me from this contract that I was misled into signing nearly two years ago, she said in a statement Wednesday.
In August 2016, the tabloids parent company, American Media Inc., paid McDougal $150,000 for the rights to her story about the alleged relationship, but the story never ran.
Last month, McDougal filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles asking to invalidate the contract. The suit alleged Trumps attorney, Michael Cohen, was secretly involved in her discussions with AMI executives.
Federal agents raided Cohens office and residence last week seeking any information on payments made in 2016 to McDougal and porn actress Stormy Daniels, according to people familiar with the investigation but not authorized to discuss it publicly. Daniels has said she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006. The search warrants also sought bank records, records on Cohens dealings in the taxi industry and his communications with the Trump campaign, the people said.
Under the settlement agreement, McDougal can keep the $150,000 she was paid and AMI has the rights to up to $75,000 for any future profits from her story about the relationship. The company also retains the rights to photographs of McDougal that it already has, the settlement said.
AMI had argued McDougal had been allowed to speak about her relationship since 2016 and the contract gave the company discretion over whether to publish the story.
In an interview with CNN that aired last month, McDougal said Trump tried to pay her after their first sexual tryst at a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2006. McDougal said she continued the relationship with Trump for about 10 months and broke it off in April 2007 because she felt guilty.
The White House has said Trump denies having an affair with McDougal. Trump married his current wife, Melania Trump, in 2005, and their son, Barron, was born in 2006.
My goal from the beginning was to restore my rights and not to achieve any financial gain, and this settlement does exactly that, McDougal said. I am relieved to be able to tell the truth about my story when asked, and I look forward to being able to return to my private life and focus on what matters to me.
Louise Arbour, the UN Special Representative for International Migration, reflects on the need to challenge negative perceptions of migration.
Under the current UNFCCC frameworks and Paris Agreement, adaptation is mainly seen as a national level issue. However, it is a global issue.
April 19th, 2018 By Nanice Ellis Contributing writer for Wake Up World No doubt, humanity has experienced a vicious cycle of victimhood throughout recorded history, and although many of us have been victims of abuse, crime, or disempowerment, the dynamics that perpetuate victimhood remain hidden. Therefore, before we can end the cycle of abuse and heal emotional 
For sturdy utilitarianism, there were few designs better than the Western Electric Model 500 desk phone. The 500 did one thing and did it well, and remained essentially unchanged from the mid-1940s until Touch Tone phones started appearing in the early 70s. That doesnt mean it cant have a place in the modern phone system, though, as long as youre willing to convert it into a cellphone.
Luckily for [bicapitate], the Model 500 has plenty of room inside the case once the network interface is removed, because the new electronics take up a fair bit of space. Theres no build log per se, but the photo album makes it clear whats going on. An Arduino reads the hook switch and dial pulses, while a Fona GSM module takes care of the cellular side of things. It looks like a small electret mic and a speaker replace the original transmitter and receiver. As a nice touch, the original ringer is used, but instead of trying to drive it electrically, [bicapitate] came up with a simple cam mechanism on a small motor. Driven at the right speed, the cam hooks the clapper arm, rings one bell, then releases it to let the clapper spring back to hit the other bell. Everything is powered by a LiPo, so it could be taken to the local coffee shop for some hipster hijinks.
Post Courier | April 17, 2018
Mineral Resources Authoritys (MRA)
managing director (MD) Philip Samars term in office has expired
since April 9.
Mr Samar served as the managing director for four years since his permanent appointment as MD from 2014-2017.
He was appointed acting MD for the MRA in 2012, a post he held until 2014 when he was made permanent.
The outgoing managing director also took the opportunity to thank the Prime Minister Peter ONeill and the government for the opportunity given to lead the MRA in the last six years since 2012.
Mr Samar thanked the Prime Minister for his confidence in appointing him to be head of the statutory authority responsible for regulating the exploration and mining sector in PNG. The last six years have been the highlight of his career over the last 21 years as a public servant.
I am privileged to serve the government, the people of Papua New Guinea especially the mining project stakeholders and the exploration and mining industry.
I am satisfied I have done my part in nation building through managing the MRA and servicing the mining industry. Since the MRAs establishment in 2007, the statutory authority has performed well in regulating and promoting Papua New Guineas mineral sector, he said.
Mr Samar said for the last 10 years, the mining industry has been t...
Palestine Chronicle April 18, 2018 On Monday, April 16, 2018, the Durham city council in the US, became the first US city council to ban police exchanges with the Israeli policy. After 3.5 hours and 50 powerful and inspiring testimonies, the Durham city council has just unanimously passed a resolution to end Durham police 
Around the world, people are getting sicker, and more and more are dying from entirely preventable causes. We have the answers to why, we just dont have the will to stop it. In the first of a two part series, Dr Lissa Johnson looks at the greatest cause of global illness and death.
The Lancet recently published an article identifying the single most important action that health professionals can take to promote health for all. The articles recommendations draw on the findings of the World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation (WHO), which has pinpointed the most pervasive cause of ill-health worldwide.
However, scarcely a mainstream health professional in the Western world has heeded the advice of The Lancet or the WHA, which is curious. The Lancet is described by its publisher as the worlds leading independent medical journal. The papers author, David McCoy, is Professor of Global Public Health at Queen Mary University London, ranked as one of the top universities in the UK. The WHA is widely regarded as the highest health policy-setting body in the world.
When three leading medical institutions come together to deliver an important message to health professionals, regarding the most powerful antidote to the leading global cause of ill-health, why wouldnt we prick up our ears? What kinds of illnesses and remedies are The Lancet and the WHA talking about? And what has it got to do with Wikileaks and Julian Assange?
Three womens stories hold some clues. The United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund writes, 32-year-old Fatime Hayel wakes up at 6 am every day and sends her husband to fetch water using their three 20-litre jerry cans. After that, I send my kids to garbage dumps and restaurants to search for food and bring it to us for breakfast, she says.
Why Mark Cubans Comments On Gold Make Me Want To Buy More by Chris Marcus Miles Franklin During my time training to be an equity options trader, the shop I worked for required that I log 100 hours of...
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A promotional push by NVIDIA has apparently tied up PC builders, and raised the ire of its competitor AMD. The current leader in the graphics card market, NVIDIA has apparently developed a GeForce Partner Program (GPP) that it claims exists to "ensure that gamers have full transparency into the GPU platform and software they're being sold, and can confidently select products that carry the NVIDIA GeForce promise."
But according to AMD, that vague explanation hides an attempt to elbow competition out of high-profile system lines. A recent report by HardOCP suggests that for PC builders to be a part of the program (with access to combined marketing efforts, bundles and rebate offers) they have to exclusively align their gaming brand with NVIDIA's GeForce hardware (and not AMD's Radeon). Things came to a head yesterday when ASUS suddenly announced a new gaming line, AREZ, that apparently exists only to keep AMD Radeon-powered PCs out of its well-known ROG gaming equipment. With AMD out of the way, the ROG line can join NVIDIA's GPP.
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Democrats and elected officials have long argued that a Wisconsin voter identification law allowed Donald Trump to win the state in 2016 by keeping thousands of voters from the polls. A top Republican official has now asserted the same.
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, who defended the voter identification law in court, told conservative radio host Vicki McKenna Thursday, We battled to get voter ID on the ballot for the November 16 election. How many of your listeners really honestly are sure that Sen. [Ron] Johnson was going to win reelection or President Trump was going to win Wisconsin if we didnt have voter ID to keep Wisconsins elections clean and honest and have integrity?
Mother Jones reports:
The law, which went into effect in 2016, required specific forms of government-issued photo identification to vote. In a cover story last year, Mother Jones reported that the law kept tens of thousands of eligible voters from the polls and likely tipped the state to Trump. A federal court found in 2014 that 9 percent of registered voters in Wisconsin did not possess the identification necessary to vote. In a University of Wisconsin study published in September 2017, 1 in 10 registered voters in Milwaukee County and Madisons Dane County who did not cast a ballot in 2016 cited the voter ID law as a reason why. That meant that up to 23,000 voters in the two heavily Democratic countiesand as many as 45,000 voters statewidedidnt vote because of the voter ID law. Trump won the state by 22,000 votes.
African Americans, who favored Hillary Clinton over Trump by an 88-to-8 margin, were three times as likely as whites to say they were deterred from voting by the law.
Voter turnout indeed fell most dramatically in Milwaukees black neighborhoods, which were expected to vote for Clinton. Nearly 41,000 fewer people in Milwaukee voted in 2016 than in 2012. Rolling Stone reports that while Wisconsin ranked second in the nation in voter participation in 2008 and 2012, the state saw a 3.3 percent drop in voter turnout in 2016the largest decrease of any state other than Mississippi. About half of the decrease occurred in Milwaukee.
Neil Albrecht, executive director of the Milwaukee Election Commission, told Mother Jones, It is very probable that between the photo ID law and the changes to voter registration, enough people were prevented from voting to have changed the out...
In recent years the concept of cognitive dissonance has been
weaponized by those who choose to socially interact with bad faith
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A week ago, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) launched a campaign to raise the Youth Allowance and called for an increase in Newstart. Its called Raise the Rate.
This comes after comments by Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan, Minister for Jobs and Innovation Michaelia Cash, and Minister for Human Services Michael Keenan, about changes to Australias welfare system brought in by the passing of the Welfare Reform Bill on 16 March.
ACOSS chief executive Dr Cassandra Goldie said Newstart had not increased in real terms since 1994.
At just $278 per week, people trying to survive on Newstart while looking for work are having to make really tough choices between paying a bill and eating a meal, she said.
According the official government line, the change will be simpler and provide greater encouragement for people to move from welfare into work. The truth of the matter is that this is about making it harder to get on benefits and stay on them, while at the same time denying services that will help people find real work.
The idea is that desperate people will do anything to survive. Even take on work that is unsuitable to their needs, demeaning and dangerous, at a fraction of the normal wage and no protection. And this is to be achieved by not only making welfare harder to obtain. But by keeping benefits so low that they are not enough to cover even basic needs.
Australias job market is depressed and there are more people looking for work than there are available jobs. It only makes sense, if the purpose is to use the unemployed to replace those already in secure work. And this can only be achieved, if the pay and conditions are cut down.
Government policy is therefore a means to create a more effective source of cheap labour, to further undermine the pay and conditions of the whole workforce.
In this context, the ACOSS campaign is timely. Forcing the government into making substantial increases to the Youth Allowance and Newstart will not only protect those on these benefits. It will defend the position of the whole workforce.
Via Breaking 911: The Hurst Police Department is continuing the investigation into the residential house explosion that occurred at 433 Myrtle Drive at approximately 1:03 pm on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. Hurst Police and Fire personnel were initially dispatched to the residence on the homeowners report that a vehicle had just crashed into their house, 
The Washington Post reports that buying weapons in Europe
... an international group of researchers is warning that the firearms trade that enabled militants to obtain ... assault rifles [for the 2015 Paris attacks] is, in fact, still expanding. Militants determined to strike European targets are among the groups and individuals benefiting the most from what the researchers are describing as an arms race.And what's America doing as weapons become easier to obtain in Europe? This:
The study, funded by the European Commission and due to be released Wednesday as part of the Studying the Acquisition of illicit Firearms by Terrorists in Europe (SAFTE) project, warns the increased availability of firearms has contributed to arms races between criminal groups across the European Union.
... Legal firearms sales are much more tightly regulated in Europe than in the United States, so weapons are often smuggled from the western Balkans into the borderless Schengen area that includes countries such as France, Germany and Italy.
U.S. gunmakers are on the verge of getting something theyve wanted for a very long time: a streamlined process for exporting their handguns and rifles, including AR-15 assault-style weapons that have been the focus of national debate.Ya think?
Under a long-awaited rule the Trump administration is expected to propose within weeks, a large number of commercially available rifles and handguns would move off a munitions list controlled by the State Department and onto a different one at the business-friendly Commerce Department....
Opponents of relaxing the export rules argue that decision could come back to haunt the United States if the weapons end up in the wrong hands.
The proposal under review by the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) has yet to be made public, but experts fear it will lead to less oversight of commercial sales of assault weapons like submachine guns and flame throwers to foreign buyers....Oh, but ... but ... deregulation!
The State Department said it is shifting responsibility to Commerce for approving exports of nonmilitary firearms and ammunition that are already commercially available those under Categories I, II and III on the U.S. Munitions List. The goal is to reduce regulatory bur...
I can tell you why: its because he bullies people, is litigious, and does his best to make life miserable for anyone who squeaks. I publicized a womans first person account of how he took advantage of her at a conference she was terrified that hed go after her and he did and he responded by encouraging conference organizers to blackball me, and threw a lawsuit at me (he later backed down, since it was just going to be a parade of witnesses describing his deplorable behavior).
That turns out to be a common reaction on his part.
Shermer spoke at a west coast college lately, and one faculty member objected, sharing articles others had written about his behavior to the colleges in-house e-mail list. Shermer went ballistic. He sent a long, angry email to the professor; had another person who writes for his magazine contact them; made legal threats; defamed them (confirmed by a lawyer); sent multiple aggressive emails to the campus email list; blustered as he does, and eventually backed down on his threats of a lawsuit, after compelling my correspondent to hire a lawyer to deal with all the sabre-rattling. A portion of their email to me:
Shermer was a recent campus speaker at my college and after I shared articles about the allegations against him, I received legal threats from him (among other things in a 10 paragraph long email), intimidation from someone that writes for his magazine, I had to retain a lawyer, all while my college administration knew it all has been happening and stayed quiet (and then sent a late night email saying lets not get distracted after the campus faculty and staff generated a 8k gofundme account so I could afford a lawyer, but Ive digressed). This Saturday Shermer sent his second all-campus horrible email defaming me for the second time and said even though he has a really good case against me (he doesnt) hes decided to not sue me (when really his lawyers probably told him there is no case after my lawyer responded twice). Theres a million more details that Im leaving out for now.
Now doesnt that sound familiar? Its what he did to me, except, at least, he didnt spam my campus email server with his diatribes. This is how he always reacts, rushing to silence others free speech.
Somehow, though, those alt-right/right wing crusaders for FREE SPEECH never get around to criticizing their libertarian hero. I dont know why, other than that its entirely clear that theyre actually interested in suppressing some free speechjust not their own. Another email from my correspondent:
I guess hes shut down now, as he sent a second letter to my campus (t...
With astounding double-think, the US and Britain accuse Russia of "tampering" with the alleged chemical-weapon attack site in Syria's Douma - just days after the US, UK and France barraged the county with over 100 missiles. If anyone is guilty of tampering with the alleged crime scene, it is the NATO trio who rushed to bomb Syria just as inspectors belonging to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrived in Syria - invited there by the Syrian and Russian governments. The frenzied Western media campaign to find Syria and Russia guilty of a war crime involving alleged chemical weapons is further highlighted by the reporting this week by award-winning British journalist Robert Fisk.
Syrian War Report: Syrian Army Advances In Rastan, Reaches Deal In Dumayr Video South Front Video Source
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This a pretty cool solution to offing oneself without making too much of a mess. Predictably it has outraged some people. Quote: The announcement of the worlds first 3-D printed euthanasia machine has been met with outrage in the country its to be unveiled in. Australian Philip Nitschke, a prominent international euthanasia advocate, has built  The post Outrage over euthanasia pod appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
Sudan again came under pressure last week to withdraw troops from Yemen when pictures depicting yet another failure surfaced on social media. Yemens Army and Popular Committees who control most of Yemens northern provinces ambushed and killed dozens of invading Sudanese troops.
The United Arab Emirates reportedly reached out to Uganda this week seeking troops for an upcoming military operation along Yemens western coastline. Indigenous Yemeni forces currently control these areas.
This demonstrates the Saudi coalitions failure to rally support from the Yemeni military for their war. Throughout the course of the conflict, Yemens Republican Guard has fought on the side of Ansarullah aka. the Houthis. After the death of late Yemeni President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Saudi coalition expected most Republican Guard forces to join their cause.
That didnt work out. Many Republican Guard forces refused to join the Saudi coalition afte...
The last moments of Yaser Murtaja's life were caught on camera, and the footage shows the 30 year old doing what he had dedicated his life to: journalism that chronicles reality in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip. In a video clip posted by the Quds News Network, a Palestinian media outlet, Murtaja is shown using a video camera to capture a chaotic scene of Palestinian protesters, smoke from tires burning and people screaming. The next scene shows Murtaja, wearing a jacket with the [...]
The assistance for earthquake hit communities
continues and this time the Finance Corporation (FinCorp) Limited
has jumped on board with a generous donation today.
FinCorp, part of the Grand Columbia Limited group of companies, presented a dummy cheque of K40, 000 through the Church Partnership Program (CPP) or CAN-DO church partnership, led by Caritas Australia and the United Church of Papua New Guinea (UCPNG), seeking to address the needs of the most affected communities in Hela and Southern Highlands provinces.
Managing Director for FinCorp, Tony Witham, stated that he was pleased with the efforts churches and other communities who reached out to help the earthquake affected areas.
When we saw the devastation that happened in the Southern Highlands like everybody, we thought that we would like to give a small donation to people who have worked there and have helped the communities there, said Mr Witham.
While presenting the cheque to UCPNG, Mr Witham stated that he had loved the work they had done and encouraged them to continue.
Meanwhile, following a comprehensive needs assessment undertaken by Caritas Australia, United Church and ADRA, it was decided that UCPNG will be using the money to procure and distribute starter kits a spade head, a bush knife, an axe, a hammer, and a file which will allow families to rebuild their homes. PNGFM/PNG Today
The Syrian Army troops uncovered a mass grave in Raqqa countryside on Wednesday with over 150 bodies believed to be executed by the ISIL terrorists. The army discovered the mass grave in the town of al-Wawai in Western Raqqa. The mass grave contained over 150 bodies of army soldiers and civilians that were executed by the ISIL when the region was under the terrorist group's control. Earlier today another mass grave was found in Damascus province, where the army discovered a mass grave of 30 victims of Jeish al-Islam, South of al-Jala Garden in Douma. In the meantime, the army men found a large workshop of Jeish al-Islam in Douma that was used for making mortar shells.
His interview in which he bashed Trump actually made him look worse, petty and small. Via Townhall: On Tuesday, CNN aired footage of a Trump-supporting focus group watching the now infamous James Comey interview for the first time. The group, made up of members of the South Carolina Republican Party, were unimpressed, even disgusted, by 
Sott.net senior editor Joe Quinn spoke with PressTV in the immediate aftermath of the F.UK.US. airstrikes against Syria late last week. Describing Israel as the "quiet elephant in the room," Quinn noted that despite US influence over events in Syria being largely trumped by Russia in recent years, the tripartite alliance of France, the UK and US are continuing military operations at the behest of Israel, which is hysterical about encroaching Iranian influence across the Middle East, and what that entails for Israeli regional hegemony. But it's a losing game, he stressed. All four countries - along with their regional allies - are losing their historical positions in the Middle East, and are desperately trying to do something to stop that from happening. At the same time, however, they are apparently not so desperate that they will risk a 'hot war' with Russia. In the process of 'projecting their strength', they have exposed how weak they have become militarily, but their avalanche of lies in the media about how 'successful' the event was for them indicates that they remain dominant in the information war.
Todays review of You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed is by Alwyn Poole from the Villa Education Trust. The trust runs three schools, two of which are charter schools that are both fighting closure by the Labour government. The trust has been given the opportunity by international publishers Hachette NZ to sell great books at great prices! Their  The post Book review: You Are Awesome appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
Interesting that after all these years, Amazon has finally released these numbers. I wonder if theyll ever announce Kindle and Echo sales figures?
Post Courier | April 17, 2018
The people of Western Province
finally own 33 percent of the giant Ok Tedi Copper Mine following
the handover of equity share certificates by Ok Tedi Mining Limited
Board Chairman Sir Moi Avei to Governor Taboi Awi Yoto yesterday in
OTML is now a third owned by the
people of Western Province, Sir Moi told a large gathering of
locals and invited guests in front of the grand Cassowary
We have heard so much about this 33
percent. Is it every going to happen? The board in its wisdom made
a decision that the only way to move this share transfer is loan
MRDC K30million to pay for the stamp duty. Governor the stamp duty
has been paid. OTML is now one third owned by the people of Western
Province, Sir Moi Avei told the excited crowds.
He also said this ensures that politics cannot interfere now because they own more than thirty percent of the min...
World War III: Are We Being Manipulated Into a Fight We Cant Win? by Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper Everyone is talking about World War III right now, and I hate to be the one to say this, butall...
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What exactly was that in the night sky over Wall Township on St. Patricks Day? Was it a UFO, or was it something else? Jeff Wallace, 43, of Wall, would sure like to know. He was driving to pick up his stepdaughter from the Quick Chek on Belmar Boulevard that Saturday night, when he observed 
In the sensational tapes recorded by the First Lady months after the President's death, broadcast by ABC, Kennedy revealed her belief that Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons orchestrated the murder of her husband by gunman Lee Harvey Oswald. Kennedy, who later became Jackie Onassis, claimed that the Dallas murder was part of a larger conspiracy to allow Johnson to become American President in his own right. Johnson, who served as a member of Congress, completed Kennedy's term after the assassination and went on to be elected president. Leading historian Arthur Schlesinger Jnr recorded the tapes with Jackie Kennedy within months of her husband's death. They have been stored in a sealed vault at the Kennedy Library in Boston after orders from Mrs. Kennedy that they would remain secret for 50 years after her death.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint press conference at the end of their two-day bilateral summit in Mar-a-Lago. Anticipated start time 6:15pm EST UPDATE: Video Added WH Livestream Link GST Livestream Link Continue reading
Via Andrea James I came across this video about how armored vehicles are made to stop bullets. The key point is that the energy of the bullet has to be dissipated laterally as much as possible so that it cannot penetrate the glass or the metal.
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake followed by a 5-meter tsunami caused the power supplying and cooling of 3 Fukushima Daiichi reactors to fail, leading to one of the worst nuclear disasters this century.
As the temperatures within the reactors began to rise beyond containable levels they caused massive explosions which damaged the barriers that were designed to contain the nuclear material safely. Ultimately, nuclear power authorities authorized the use of seawater to flood the reactors, cooling them down and containing the problem while rendering the plant permanently inoperable.
While the disaster occurred 7 years ago, clean up efforts at the plant are still ongoing. In total, the radioactive waste at the plant contaminated a total of 770,000 tons of water used to cool the reactors, water which clean up crews are now tasked with disposing of.
The total cost of clean up has increased significantly from initial estimates, now estimated at approximately $188 billion. For now, we dont expect the costs to increase further, but new developments and unforeseen factors mean there is a chance they could go higher. Stated Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) Minister Hiroshige Seko. Decommissioning technological innovation and a speedier clean up could help reduce costs and it is important that we put effort into that.Source: abc News
While the efforts to clean up the area and make it once again habitable are certainly a positive for the area, recent plans relating to the cleanup efforts have caused outrage and protest among locals, especially those working in the f...
Moscow, Damascus, Tehran and Baghdad are showing a united front even as the alleged chemical attack in Douma -- the reason for the strikes -- is being forcefully debunked. Additionally, pesky questions remain unanswered on why more than 100 missiles were necessary to destroy only three largely empty state-run scientific centers in Damascus and Homs.
(HRW) An unlikely source took a stance on respect for women: professional rugby. Two Northern Ireland players had their contracts revoked following their widely publicized rape prosecution.
Both players, Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, were acquitted of rape of a woman in 2016 when she was 19, but the trial revealed several players text messages bragging about what they considered sexual conquests, while referring to the woman in degrading, nauseating terms. On Saturday, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and Ulster Rugby let the players go for failure to uphold core values of the game, including respect and integrity.
But in the Belfast courtroom, the woman herself seemed to be on trial. She was subjected to eight days of cross-examination by four lawyers. They critiqued everything from her grammar to the fact she didnt scream for help. She reportedly had to withstand jurors inspecting her underwear. And though a curtain shielded her from the accused, inside was a video camera broadcasting her face to the courtroom, which was open to the public. One reporter called it rape trial tourism as visitors came for the spectacle. Is it any wonder the victims identity sexual assault victims are guaranteed anonymity in the media was revealed on social media?
For my work with Human Rights Watch, I document rape and other horrific rights abuses daily. Yet...
A nationwide manhunt is underway for a fugitive grandma who is accused of murdering two people in Minnesota and Florida - with cops fearing she may kill again. "She smiles and looks like anyone's mother or grandmother," Undersheriff Carmine Marceno, of Lee County, Fla., told NBC News. "And yet, she's calculated." Lois Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie, Minn., may look sweet and innocent, but authorities say she's a "stone-cold killer" - wanted for the shooting deaths of her husband, David, and a random stranger named Pamela Hutchinson.
Before I start, do you have any idea how hard it is to find a photo of only men in an office workplace environment? No matter how hard I tried there were virtually none. I could find the occasional photo of just two men together in an office, but more than that was impossible.  The post A quiet revolution appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
Afraid the cops will learn how to deal with Antifa. Via TOI: A North Carolina city council issued a statement against local police participating in international exchange programs that offer military-style training, after pro-Palestinian activists launched a petition against the force sending delegates to Israel, which it accused of using tactics of extrajudicial killing. After 
1623 - After kidnapping an Aboriginal bloke the previous day it
wasn't surprising that the Dutch sailors of the Pera were then
greeted by over 200 angry and hostile Aboriginals in North QLD.
1770 - Lieut Zachary Hicks eyeballed the point of land which now bears his name as Point Hicks (Cape Everard).
1805 - Aboriginal people defending their land managed to kill several colonists which resulted in a Government Order today to Captain William Bligh to send soldiers to protect the settlers.
1818 Phillip Parker King discovers Port Essington , later one of the first British settlements in what is now the Northern Territory.
1831 - The Sydney Gazette reported that: - Elizabeth Smith, an importation by the Earl of Liverpool, who made her first appearance ashore on Friday last was charged with insolence to her mistress. It appeared that the prisoner was assigned direct from the ship, to the service of a gentleman in Sydney, to whose house she was sent on the day she landed. In the afternoon obtained permission of her mistress to go out, on some business of her own, for a limited time, which she exceeded, and on being reprimanded on her return home, told her mistress she was " a-good-for nothing hussy," and that she (Elizabeth) " knew by the cut of her jib" that the service would not answer her. The bench sentenced her to the third class in the Factory for three months. Elizabeth Smith had been assigned to William Foster in Sydney on arrival.
1836 - Governor Bourke visited Newcastle on the Ceres. He inspected the site for the New Military Barracks and other buildings which were to be erected at Newcastle, proceeded overland to Brisbane Water and returned to Sydney.
1856 - Stoke up your boiler, Aunty Maud, the first steam railway from Adelaide to Port Adelaide started chuffing along.
1876 - Those erstwhile Fenian convicts all gallivanting aboard the whaling ship Catalpa were called to hove to by the armed guards aboard the Georgette after they'd fired a shot across her bow; the master of the Catalpa claimed they were in international waters, inquiring would the Water Police Superintendent J. F. Stone like to trigger An Incident?
As Britain had just then lost a 3 million pound case in similar circumstances Stone decided his wage didn't quite stretch far enough to cover his backside so he let the Catalpa go sailing off into the sunset with the escaped political prisoners.
1877 - The Main Western Railway Line (NSW) was opened from Blayney to Orange.
1900 - Tired of twiddling their thumbs after the Sunday roast the Victorian pollies dreamt up a Royal Commission on local government laws.
From 1911 until 1916 today was proclaimed to be Discovery Day to celebrate the day on which Jimmy Cook tripped over some great lump of dirt now known...
The looming end of the Castro era in Cuba coincides this week with the 57th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion - a failed attack by the CIA that greatly catalyzed the Castro approach to resisting American encroachment. On Thursday, Raul Castro, the 86-year-old brother of the late Fidel, will step down as the president of Cuba. For the first time in almost 60 years, the island will not be led by a Castro, although the man who is widely assumed to take the post next, First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, has vowed to stay on the path of Fidel's revolution. Two days prior to this, however, the island marks the day when, in 1961, Fidel and his forces beat back an assault which, it was then hoped in Washington, could unseat the leader and nip Cuba's communist dream in the bud. The Bay of Pigs invasion (or the invasion of Playa Giron, as it is known in Cuba) was a staple of American regime-change tactics. Orchestrated, prepared, planned, bankrolled, and combat-supported by the CIA, it was fronted by defectors from Castro's Cuban revolution who had earlier fled to the US. Warplanes were painted in Cuban Air Force colors, ships were procured from a Cuban-owned company, and political asylum was granted to combatants - all for the sake of "plausible deniability." It was hoped that a small force of returning exiles would sound a wake-up call for Cubans to rise up and topple Castro.
New York, April 18, 2018--Liberian authorities should thoroughly investigate the killing of Tyron Brown, a video editor and camera operator with Super Communications, a privately owned outlet that runs Super FM and Super Television, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Days of palestine - Palestinian ex-prisoner: You sit there wishing
you would die: Although they approved the visit for three
mothers, including myself, a prison guard informed us during the
visit that one of the mothers, who hadn't followed some rules,
would be banned from seeing her child as a result. I refused to let
them bring in some of the children and not others, so none of us
got to see our kids that day.
I couldn't bear the thought of holding my daughter while she watched me, but I was crushed inside. I went into the canteen and broke down into tears.
Despite a long history of massive success Walmart has decided to ban Christian rock band Strypers latest album.
Walmart feels their latest title God Damn Evil is too offensive for their stores.
Stryper released the album last month.
Here is their hit Sorry from their latest album God Damn Evil.
Expressing concerns over the album title, leading national retail chain Walmart has refused to carry chart-topping rock band STRYPERs upcoming 10th studio album, God Damn Evil available April 20, 2018 from Frontiers Music SRL. Several Christian retail chains have also objected to the title and declined to carry God Damn Evil in their stores.
Were disappointed, says STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet. Stryper has always been about making people think outside the box. Our new album title God Damn Evil is a statement thats needed in our society. Weve seen evil rise to new levels and this title is simply a prayer request asking God to damn or condemn all the evil around us. Many chains have joined us in making such a statement. Walmart unfortunately has not. The odd thing is of all the chains out there we assumed Walmart would be one to understand exactly what our point and purpose is. Unfortunately not. Although we respect their decision and whats done is done, its frustrating to see something thats meant for good get misinterpreted and misunderstood.
Rocking since 1984, STRYPER is responsible for such classic 80s metal albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell with the Devil and In God We Trust. In fact, STRYPER is the first band (and the only Christian band) to ever have two songs in MTVs Top 10 simultaneously with their hits Free and Honestly. After a sabbatical for much of the 1990s, STRYPER returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.
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Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson are packing their bags for Downing Street, as Theresa May, Amber Rudd, Gavin Williamson, and Boris Johnson, are having a secret meeting, to determine if their combined IQs can reach a double digit. Johnson of course being unbelievable at least since his Aid flights to Anguilla contained no Aid, but 
WHOA! Loretta Lynch Just Threw James Comey Under The Bus Over Hillary Email Investigation ByMike LaChance American LookOUT! TDC Note These criminals, like the rats they are, will now begin turning on one another. It seems the whole criminally corrupt...
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New York, April 18, 2018--Liberian authorities should thoroughly investigate the killing of Tyron Brown, a video editor and camera operator with Super Communications, a privately owned outlet that runs Super FM and Super Television, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
On March 25, not long before two of the biggest soccer matches of the season were about to kick off in Rio de Janeiro and So Paulo, a previously unknown group posted a video online that was of relevance to everyone involved in the game. The group had no...
NBCs Today Show ran this interview with Jacinda Ardern
And you thought the 60 Minute interview was bad.
This interview is awful, Ardern and Gayford are simperingly twee at times.Tthen she says she was upset at a comparison to Trump. Well given the anti-immigarnt views of her government the comparison is not unreasonable.
After a round of golf together earlier today President Trump joins with Vice President Mike Pence to host Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his delegation for a working lunch between close allies. Japan is well positioned for a golden-trade-ticket. A Continue reading
Having already violated every tenet of international law in its proxy jihadist war against Syria, including the seizure of one-third of the country, the United States invoked a Non-Law, a Law That Never Was, to justify its missile strikes against fictitious chemical warfare facilities. Syrian President Assad kills his own people, said Trump, leader of the nation whose police kill more of its own people than any country except (fellow white settler state) Brazil, and whose prisons entomb one-quarter of all the worlds inmates. (One out of every eight prisoners on the planet is an African-American.)
On the Saturday morning after the bombs fell in Damascus and Homs, Omalii Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations, held a press conference in St. Louis to denounce Washingtons aggression. If you can use that justification, said Yeshitela, that, somehow, the Syrian state is attacking its own people and, therefore, the U.S. can rain missiles, along with France and England, on Syria, then what would prevent Russia from attacking the United States because of all the people that the United States is killing in our communities, all of the starvation that is imposed on our communities, the fact that more than a million Africans are lumped up in prison?
In his post-strike statement, President Trump called chemical weapons uniquely dangerousas if such uniqueness provided legal justification for Washingtons act of war. But the United States has been poisoning its own Black people for generations. They talk about chemical warfare, but books have even been written about how crack cocaine was introduced into the community through the CIAthe same CIA thats involved in murdering people in Syria and other places around the world, said Yeshitela.
The United States began in smallpox-infected blankets and mountains of Native American scalps-for-bounty, and remains true to its genocidal imperatives. We live in a country today where people are living in concentration camps that are euphemistically referred to as Indian reservations. What is it that would keep another country from attacking the United States based on that? asked Yeshitela.
The fading empire refuses to accept the humiliation of defeat of its jihadist proxies, the head-cutters Washington and Saudi Arabia have nurtured as a foreign terror legion since deploying them against a leftist government in Afghanistan and its Soviet ally almost 40 years ago.
The billions in cash and arms that flowed into jihadist structures in Syria and Iraq since 2011 equipped and financed an al-Qaida army (al Nusra) mighty enough to absorb and dominate a menagerie of other murd...
CoSoSys announced the latest update of its award-winning flagship Data Loss Prevention product, Endpoint Protector 5.1, which brings added functionalities to key features and a boost for GDPR compliance. With only a few weeks to go until the EUs General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25th, companies on both sides of the Atlantic serving European customers are rushing to reach compliance before time runs out. Placing a heavy emphasis on protecting More
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Abstinence from eating pork is a pinnacle of Jewish religious dietary laws, which also prohibit the consumption of meat and dairy together Pork meat would be kosher if it were "grown" in a lab, Israeli Modern Orthodox Rabbi Yuval Cherlow told Calcalist on Sunday. Mr. Cherlow addressed the issue at a panel on kosher food and genetic modification on Thursday at Bar-Ilan University near Tel Aviv. According to Mr. Cherlow, existing kosher laws could not be applied to lab-grown meat, since, well, it was never alive. Jewish religious law prohibits consumption of pork, shellfish, and the eating of meat and dairy products together. Kosher laws also dictates the manner in which animals should be slaughtered and the way meat is processed. Technological advancements in the field of genetic modification and synthesized foods are pressing religious leaders to reevaluate, and at times, redefine these long-standing traditions.
An updated edition of a high school history textbook promotes an anti-Trump narrative and is laced with innuendos that his supporters and white people in general are racists. Alex On-Air, a talk show host with WNOW-FM radio in Indianapolis, Indiana, posted several examples from the textbook on Twitter, and the story was also reported by The American Mirror. What does this reflect? "In case you didn't think there was an effort going on in public schools to indoctrinate kids with an anti-conservative agenda, a friend of mine took pictures and highlighted parts of this AP US History book," the WNOW radio host wrote on Twitter.
It's s not only Bernie Sanders and others in United States that raise the issue that it is Congress and not the executive branch that has the authority to use military force, is also the House of Commons in the UK and the French parliament that has raised objections to its leaders using force without consulting their legislative branches.
The American Lung Association released its annual State of the Air Report today, revealing what many communities have known for quite some time: air pollution from oil and gas operations is a growing concern. Air pollution has often been a challenge for highly-populated areas of the United States, but it is an issue rural communities 
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Jacinda Ardern is going to a meeting of Five Eyes partners. Quote: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will attend a security and intelligence meeting with her British, Australian, and Canadian counterparts today amid accusations that Russia is behind cyberattacks on millions of computers around the world. Ardern is seeking advice from the GCSB (Government Communications Security  The post I bet she gets told Five Eyes is now Four Eyes appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
Expand Police officers guard in front of Insein prison while prisoners walk out, who are part of the over 8,000 inmates released to mark Myanmar's new year amnesty announced by Myanmar's President Win Myint, in Yangon, Myanmar on April 17, 2018. 2018 Reuters / Anna Wang The Myanmar government has ordered the release of three dozen political [...]
Via The Hill: House Republicans are pushing for stricter work requirements in the food stamp program, the first concrete legislative step this year targeting the nations public assistance programs. The proposal was introduced over the objection of Democrats as part of the 2018 farm bill, which a House panel marked up Wednesday. The legislation would 
Beijing's international trade representatives have held multiple meetings with their counterparts in leading European economies as China seeks support in its trade brawl with the US, according to Reuters. US President Donald Trump is threatening $150 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports. Beijing officials met ambassadors from France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy last Thursday and Friday to propose a firewall against Trump's protectionism, the news agency reports, citing various sources. "The message was that we have to stand together against US protectionism in favor of free trade," a European diplomat told Reuters. "China is showing confidence, but internally they appear quite concerned. They have apparently underestimated Trump's resolve on trade," the diplomat said, adding that Beijing is nervous that many of China's trading partners could side with the US. Besides imposing tariffs on Chinese goods, the Trump administration has also levied European countries with tariffs on steel and aluminum exports to America. Brussels has said that it will seek compensation from Washington through the World Trade Organization. The US trade deficit with China stood at $375 billion in 2017. A lot of the imported goods are from American manufacturers, who send raw materials to China due to cheap labor. When the goods are shipped back to the US, they are considered imports in the trade balance.
17, 2018 Written by Nasser Kandil, It is certain that the announced goal of Washington, Paris, and London for the aggression is to justify the failure and the inability, by saying that the goal is intended to hit the chemical sites, which is denied by the facts, because the targeted sites as the 
For world enslavement, the Globalists created communist Russia and China
Source: The Final Wakeup Call
The necessity for meaningful change
The self-professed globalist El-ites or whatever synonym name is preferred by this cabal of people, personifies the forces behind the screens that shape the political, economic and cultural impositions on the world stage.
They are the Illuminati, the self-styled globalists that apply their credos; Divide and Conquer, Order out of Chaos and The End justifies the Means.
They do believe themselves to be more enlightened, entitled by heritage, and therefore, more worthy than others to rule the world. Through their ownership of the multinational corporations they control governments and even food, water, and pharmaceuticals, accumulating immense profits. In the process, they poison and weaken entire populations in their pursuit of the depopulation of our Planet.
They have successfully kept their tyrannical agenda hidden from the majority of the public, mostly due to the fact that they control nearly all the mass media. They are obscenely wealthy through stealing from us, while they buy, rent, blackmail threaten and murder anyone standing in their way. Their power structure is so extensive, which is why they can conceal their far-reaching plans to control the whole world.
Globalists are Luciferians. They support human trafficking, especially in children. They control our politicians with sordid details involving the abuse and molestation of children. Many people think this is a conspiracy theory, because people still cannot comprehend what is really is going on to keep puppet politicians in control by means of blackmail. Most, if not all these elected people in Parliament and in the Senate, have control files that solely do the bidding of the glo...
Update 2: SpaceX's live coverage starts at 6:36 PM EDT (22:36 UTC).
Update 3: TESS successfully separated from Falcon 9 and was deployed into a highly elliptical orbit.
Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission is set to launch
on April 16 at 6:32 PM ET (22:32 UTC) aboard a Falcon 9
rocket from SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The
spacecraft was developed by MIT with seed funding in Google
back in 2008. The spacecraft will perform an all-sky survey
using four 24 24 wide field-of-view cameras that can image a total
of 24 96 (2,304 square degrees) of sky every 30 minutes (the Sun
and Moon are only about 0.2 deg2 to Earth-based
TESS will use a unique "P/2" 2:1 lunar resonant orbit to image stars in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The survey will image 26 observation sectors of 24 96 each, with some overlap at the ecliptic poles. The total survey area will be about 400 times larger than the area searched by the Kepler mission.
TESS will study about 500,000 stars, including the nearest 1,000 red dwarfs, with the goal of finding at least 3,000 new transiting exoplanet candidates. The spacecraft will study F, G, K and M type stars (spanning from F5 to M5), some of which are 30-100 times brighter than stars surveyed by the Kepler spacecraft. Many of the stars will be much closer to Earth than stars surveyed by Kepler, allowing for easier confirmation and follow-up measurements of exoplanets. 30-minute full-frame exposures will be used to search for transient events such as supernovae, star flares, and gamma-ray bursts.
Each observation sector will only be viewed for 27 days (at least in the initial phase of the mission), which will limit the exoplanets seen to those with shorter orbital periods. Potentially habitable exoplanet candidates will likely be found around red dwarfs rather than Sun-like star...
During a solo concert this week in Barcelona, Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters took a moment to address the audience about the recent bombing of Syria. Waters said he was approached by someone before the concert who wanted to get onstage and speak on behalf of the White Helmets about the alleged chemical attacks in Douma.
Instead of bringing the anonymous man onstage, Waters addressed the crowd on the issue himself, saying that he believes the White Helmets are a propaganda organization on a mission to justify western intervention in the region. Waters said he believes that the person who wanted to make a statement was well-intentioned, but misled, and then offered his opinion to the audience.
The White Helmets is a fake organization that exists only to create propaganda for jihadists and terrorists, Waters said. Thats my belief. We have opposing beliefs. If we were to listen to the propaganda of the White Helmets and others, we would be encouraged to encourage our governments to start dropping bombs on people in Syria. This would be a mistake of monumental proportions for us as human beings.
What we should do is go and persuade our governments not to go and drop bombs on people. And certainly not until we have done all the research that is necessary so that we would have a clear idea of what is really going on. Because we live in the world where propaganda seems to be more important than the reality of what is really going on, he added.
The White Helmets have been known to work with terrorists to achieve regime change in Syria. The white helmets were also caught staging videos of atrocities in an attempt to bait western powers into war and were later forced to apologize.
The group also came under fire last June when video surfaced that showed members assisting in disposing of the dead bodies of Syrian soldiers. The US-backed aid workers were seen celebrating their kill whilst holding the heads of the dead.
As it stands, the White Helmets are heavily funded by the U.S. and the UK, as well as many other international entities. That may be the reason they always worked in rebel-held areas of the greater Syrian conflict. The WH serve as a de facto propaganda wing of the West to sway public opinion into supporting regime c...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line.
Officials said it could take 24 to 36 hours to fully restore power to more than 1.4 million customers as outrage grew across the island about the state of Puerto Ricos Electric Power Authority. It is the second major outage in less than a week, with the previous one affecting some 840,000 customers.
This is too much, said Luis Oscar Rivera, a 42-year-old computer technician who just got normal power back at his house less than two months ago. Its like the first day of Maria all over again.
Several large power outages have hit Puerto Rico in recent months, but Wednesday was the first time since the Category 4 storm struck on Sept. 20 that the U.S. territory has experienced a full island-wide blackout. It snarled traffic across the island, interrupted classes and work and forced dozens of businesses to temporarily close, including the islands largest mall and popular tourist attractions like a 16th-century fort in the historic part of Puerto Ricos capital.
Backup generators roared to life at the islands largest public hospital and at its main international airport, where officials reported no cancellations or delays. Meanwhile, the power company said its own customer service center was out of service and asked people to go online or use the phone.
Officials said restoring power to hospitals, airports, banking centers and water pumping systems was their priority. Following that would be businesses and then homes.
Carmen Yulin Cruz, mayor of the capital of San Juan, said the outage would not interrupt the last of a two-game series between the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins, which is being played on the island. She said all emergency systems at Hiram Bithorn stadium are functioning and that tower lights and additional security will be placed at the stadiums parking lot.
Justo Gonzalez, the power companys executive sub-director, told reporters that a private contractor removing a collapsed tower during unrelated power restoration efforts near the south coast hit the transmission line on Wednesday with an excavator.
We are working in areas that are quite crowded with high voltage lines, he said.
It is the second such incident in less than a week. On Thursday, a tree fell on a power line as the same private contractor cleared land in central Puerto Rico, leading to a widespread power outage. A backup line that was supposed to prevent that outage failed.
Fredyson Martinez, vice president of a union that represents power company workers in...
The Prime Ministers Chief Science Advisor recently released a report that said being tough on crime is to blame for rising prison costs and inmate numbers, which will be music to Andrew Little and Grant Robertsons ears. The cost of prisons cannot be an excuse not to put people in prison, if thats where they need to be. The post Mark Mitchell: The cost of prisons cannot be an excuse not to put people in prison appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
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A timeline Of SHARK EVOLUTION (prehistoric till present day)
12 April 2018
Sharks are 450 million years old and have been on this planet longer than almost any other animal. They have lived through every major mass extinction event and have survived long past many of their competitors. With over 3,000 species spanning nearly half a billion years, sharks are one of the most evolutionarily successful animals to ever live. Tracking their evolutionary history, we can learn about these amazing species and how they came to their modern forms.
Most of the sharks on the planet have developed in the Cenozoic era, except for the truly ancient sharks from the Cretaceous period. The newest shark species to enter the water is the Hammerhead Shark. Hammerhead Shark evolution only dates back about 20 million years. Currently there are around 440 species of shark swimming in our oceans, however every year scientists are finding more unique species.
Time line of shark evolution
1. 514 million years ago : Metaspriginna was the oldest known fish-a sector of all jawed vertebrates.
2. 370 million years ago : Cladoselache was the earliest and most well-known shark. Its jaw was fused to its head.
3. 330 million years ago : Falcaus had a dorsal spine and large eyes w.r.t to its tiny body.
4. 320 million years ago : Stetacanthus had tooth-like skin preventing injury
5. 290 million years ago : Helicoprio...
Ashwagandha: This Ancient Herb Has Been Used in Natural Medicine For Over 2,500 Years! by Jeremiah Johnson Ready Nutrition ReadyNutrition Readers, were covering a unique herb that has been around for quite a while as a holistic support and...
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Nothing major from the news and today I would like us to check NEO. As we can see from the charts, buyers are rejecting lower prices and like EOS, there is accumulation going on. I will look for buy opportunities in these two pairs and trade according to our previous altcoins price forecast.
Lets have a look at these charts:
It appears that after everything, Stellar Lumens needed all but a small nudge. It did came and the result? Well, as hard statistics shows, Stellar Lumens is one of the top performers gaining 10% in the last 24 hours. With this, it means its market cap grew to $6.4B cementing its spot at number 8. Besides the ever vibrant SE Asia liquidity and huge trading volumes, news of Novatti Payment integration was a boost. I really think Stellar Lumens buyers can build on from here.
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Sure, there's no doubt that this darling dog named Papi thinks
the world of his family but there is one special someone who holds
an even loftier place in his little pup heart.
This moose toy, affectionately known as Moose.
Credit: Marissa MorenoSince Papi was first gifted Moose about a year and a half ago, the two have been inseparable. Indeed, wherever Papi goes, Moose is sure to always be right there alongside him.
Credit: Marissa Moreno"The moose is like his little friend," Papi's sister Marissa Moreno told The Dodo. "Whenever he gets stressed or needs attention, he runs to grab his toy."
Credit: Marissa MorenoWhat Papi has been blissfully unaware of, however, is that there's never been just one Moose.
The CEO of Time Warner on Wednesday argued in court that his companys merger with AT&T is essential to compete with internet giants and dismissed the Justice Department's case against the deal as "ridiculous."Jeff Bewkes took the stand in the...
Published on Apr 17, 2018
In the earliest and most clear video of the mysterious light balls UFO orbs shows a group of friends brave to get very close to these mysterious balls and photographed close by using mobile phones and digital cameras
Part 1 of this series focused on how the U.S. empire no longer provides any real benefit to the average American citizen. Rather, the spoils of overseas wars, the domestic surveillance state and an overall corrupt economy are being systematically funneled to a smaller and smaller group of generally unsavory characters. The public's starting to recognize this reality, which is why we saw major populist movements emerge on both the traditional right and left of the political spectrum in 2016.
As millions of Americans emerge from their long slumber, much of the world's been aware of this reality for a long time. They don't see the U.S. as a magnanimous humanitarian empire, that's a fairytale more suited for children's books and the mass media. In fact, it seems clear that the billions of humans who live in various sovereign nations around the world would certainly prefer to be in control of their own destinies as opposed to mere vassal states of the U.S., they simply haven't possessed the military or economic power to stand up and chart their own course. But things are changing.
The Syrian Army troops found a mass grave while carrying out mop-up operation in the town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday that contains the bodies of tens of people believed to have been executed by the terrorists of Jeish al-Islam. The army discovered the mass grave of Jeish al-Islam's victims South of al-Jala Garden in Douma, where 30 bodies had been buried. In the meantime, the army men found a large workshop of Jeish al-Islam in Douma that was used for making mortar shells. Syria's state-run news network reported on Tuesday that the army men found a series of documents in the house of Jeish al-Islam's commander in Eastern Ghouta that proved the terrorist group was working on making chemical weapons.
Our proclivity to violence has been institutionalized and our fundamental societal need to maintain group cohesion has been perverted by the those who claim to be our leaders. It is something of a vicious circle -- or maybe just an eternal Catch 22.
Earlier the White Helmets, a Western-backed NGO known for its ties with terrorist groups, released a video showing alleged victims of the false-flag chemical attack in Douma. The US and its allies used the video as a pre-text to conduct a missile strike on Syria. The Russia 24 TV channel released an exclusive interview on April 18 with a boy, who participated in filming a fake video, as evidence of the false-flag chemical attack in Douma by the White Helmets. In the interview, Hassan Diab says that he and his mother heard loud voices on the street, urging everyone to rush to the hospitals. When Hassan entered the hospital, unknown people grabbed him, poured water on him and then put him with other patients.
LAGOS APRIL 18TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Contrary to reports that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was arrested after allegedly leading thugs into the Senate chambers to snatch the mace, the Police said the lawmaker was merely escorted out of the National Assembly complex.
The Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of Police, Sadiq Bello; and some other police officers had taken Omo-Agege out of the NASS complex inside a black Toyota Hilux pick-up following the melee that ensued after the theft of the mace on Wednesday.
The embattled senator later came back to attend the Senate plenary few minutes after he was escorted out of the NASS premises.
A senior police officer confirmed that Omo-Agege was not arrested, adding that he was simply taken away from the NASS premises for security reasons.
Was he (Omo-Agege) arrested? He was only taken out of the premises for security reasons, he wasnt arrested or detained, the senior officer stated.
When asked if the Police would investigate the lawmaker as directed by the Senate leadership, the source declined comment and referred all inquiries to the FCT Police spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah.
Manzah did not, however, respond to phone calls. He had yet to reply an SMS as of the time of filing...
Over the past three weeks the Great March of Return in Gaza has been met with an overwhelming Israeli military response. During this time Israel has killed nearly 40 protesters. In addition, Israel has used massive amounts of tear gas in an attempt to quash the protests.
Below are a series of photos that demonstrate the creativity and resilience of the Palestinian protesters demanding their rights in Gaza. Due to the ongoing siege many common materials are not available, but much like Onion boy Mohammed Ayyash, the people of Gaza are finding a way.
An alternative explanation to the mystery surrounding the poisoning of Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter may involve a possibility that neither the British nor Russian governments want to talk about. (CN) For weeks, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have insisted that there is no alternative explanation to Russian government responsibility for 
Perhaps if Jacinda had stopped Twyfords scurrilous attack on people with Chinky-sounding names she might not have been compared to Donald Trump: Quote: Jacinda Ardern has told a top-rating American television show she was infuriated by being compared to US President Donald Trump. NBC talk show Today ran a pre-recorded feature on the Prime Minister overnight called Pregnant and  The post Yet you let Twyford attack Chinky-sounding names appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
Increasing numbers of visitors are increasing problems for landowners who may restrict or refuse access.
This was one of the issue identified by Walking Access Commission Ara Hkoi Aotearoa in the South Island High Country Access Report.
One landholder, who has a popular walkway that crosses his property, spoke of the numbers of people increasing from approximately 30,000 per year in 2013 to an expected 70-100,000 people in 2017.
While most private landholders, the Department of Conservation and local authorities all agreed that the percentage of poorly behaved visitors wasnt getting worse, the number increases mean the impact of poor behaviour is still growing.
One noted issue was the impact of the internet making it harder to predict which walks/areas will become popular one viral Instagram post or YouTube video can result in thousands more people coming to a place previously only known to locals.
Increased numbers and unpredictability are also making landholders warier of opening new access points. A farmer happy to have a track with 1000 people per year might be less willing to do so if they are fearful they will instead have 20,000 people per year.
With more people you get more problems with people who dont understand outdoor etiquette leave gates as you find them, dont disturb stock, take only photos, leave only footprints. . .
Friends have a musterers hut near a walking trail. Trampers found the key, went into the hut, turned on the gas, used it and left it on, left rubbish then posted where to find the key on social media.
Many interviewees pointed out that numbersin themselves are not necessarily a bad thing, but rather it is the unpredictability and thelack of control over where people go that can cause problems. Positives of increased numbers include more money owing into regions, and more opportunities for farmers to diversify their income streams to help subsidise bad years in their core operation such as accommodation on trails, concessions for guided tours, and more. . .
The lack of appropriate infrastructure to go along with tracks and trails was noted repeatedly, in particular a lack of toileting facilities and the impact that has on the environment. . .
Who pays for the infrastructure and attends to its upkeep? Landowners who get no return for access dont want to, nor do councils with small rating bases when most of the visitors arent ratepayers.........
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Seven months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, those on the island are struggling with blackouts once again. This latest power outage follows a series of outages in the months since Maria.
Just last week, half of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authoritys (PREPA) customers lost power when a tree fell across a major power line. And in November 2017, San Juan and several other cities lost power at least twice due to a failure. Theres no word on what caused this latest outage, with PREPA hoping to have power restored in the next 24 to 36 hours. According to CNN, PREPA is focusing primary efforts on getting power back to hospital and water services as well as banks and the city of San Juan.
According to Mashable, one spotlight event will go on as scheduled, though. The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are in San Juan for a two-game series and Wednesdays night game will go forward as planned thanks to generators to power the lights at Hiram Bithorn Stadium.
All emergency systems at Hiram Bithorn Stadium have been tested just now and are fully functional. The game will GO ON. Nothing will stop us pic.twitter.com/u4jpCkjc1Q
Carmen Yuln Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) April 18, 2018
The islands infrastructure and power grid were already fragile before Maria struck in late September 2017. The storms lashing of the island with sustained winds of up to 140 miles per hour tossed the entire island into the dark and strained already tight resourc...
Une interview de la sur de Mariah Carey fait jaser sur le web : en effet, elle raconte son enfance, et les abus quelle a subis de la part dune espce de culte satanique. Il y a quelque temps, cest le frre, Morgan, qui avait voqu une enfance [...]
Earlier Tuesday, a spokesman for the family confirmed former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away at the age of 92.
The hateful professor at Fresno State cheered Mrs. Bushs death then doubled down and wished for the rest of the Bush family to fall to their demise.
It is these types of vile leftists who are teaching the youth today.
The Gateway Pundit has provided screenshots of Randa
Jarrars tweets in case of deletion.
Fresno State released a statement addressing Randa Jarrars tweets late Tuesday evening.
Fresno State (@Fresno_State) April 18, 2018
Even worse, Jarrar also posted a phone number to a mental health hotline claiming it was her own so the hotline was inundated with calls, potentially blocking people who really need the service.
Now shes posting mental health hotlines and creating a massive potential calling issue for a service some may really need. This is horrible. @randajarrar needs help...
'De Russen, Chinezen en Iranirs komen er aan';
Stan van Houcke en Kees van der Pijl
anti-war protesters detained: 'Everything is a crime' - BBC
News: The arrests began after a demonstration on campus that
opposed other students handing out Turkish delight to hail the
army's capture of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern
The protesters had opened up a banner reading: "There should be no celebration of an occupation or a massacre."
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This is an introduction to Aleister Crowley, the Beast 666, in five minutes. Of course, we're only skimming the surface of Crowley's life and work.
Published on Apr 17, 2018
Please share this important educational video on the USS Liberty. This is true history that is confirmed by scholars and historians. In 1967, the Zionist regime in Israel attacked a US navy vessel and tried to kill all of the sailors on board. The purpose was to frame Egypt for the attack and draw the United States into a war against Israel's enemy. It was a very similar plan to what Israel is doing to provoke the USA into a war with Iran today.
The Federal Reserve Has Done a Great Job at Destroying The Middle Class by TOM LEWIS Gold Telegraph The Federal Reserve has been determined to create Wealth Effects throughout the economy since 2008, which has left the majority of Main Street...
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Republican Senator Rand Paul says he has seen no evidence that could justify claims that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out the alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma. He added that the incident [...]
Eleven GOP members of Congress led by Rep. Ron DeSantis
(R-FL) have written a letter to Attorney General Jeff
Sessions, Attorney John Huber, and FBI Director Christopher
Wray - asking them to investigate former
FBI Director James Comey, Hillary Clinton and others - including
FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, for a
laundry list of potential crimes surrounding the 2016 U.S.
Recall that Sessions paired special prosecutor John Huber with DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz - falling short of a second Special Counsel, but empowering Horowitz to fully investigate allegations of FBI FISA abuse with subpoena power and other methods he was formerly unable to utilize.
The Donald took to some bragging during yesterdays annual tax filing moment-assuring Americas oppressed taxpayers that happier times beckon. In fact, he insinuated that MAGA is not just a slogan. By his lights, apparently, we are already living the dream. To wit:
On this Tax Day, America is strong and roaring back. Paychecks are climbing. Tax rates are going down. Businesses are investing in our great country. And most important, the American people are winning.
So our purpose in this multi-part series is to beg to differ. Profoundly.
The Donald is not leading America to the promised land. Instead, hes leading it to war abroad, fiscal and economic calamity at home and a crisis of governance that pales Watergate into insignificance.
To be sure, these baleful outcomes were baked into the cake when Trump took the oath 15 months ago, and there was never any rational reason to think he could reverse the tide.
As we have said from the beginning, the Donalds historic role is to function as the Great Disruptertying the system in knots and causing the malefic Washington/Wall Street consensus to become irreparably fractured and thoroughly discredited.
But he can not possibly fix anything because he has no agenda, no mandate and no capacity whatsoever to lead.
His domestic program boils down to crude protectionism, nasty xenophobia and epic fiscal profligacy; his foreign policy is a function of who he talks to last among his worsening team of failed generals and bloody-minded neocons; and his notion of White House leadership consists, self-evidently, of early morning tweet-storms from the East Wing Residence.
The single thing that the mainstream media acknowledges as a success is the Christmas Eve tax cut, but that will soon prove to be the most counterproductive and irresponsible fiscal policy action in modern historyor even ever.
After all, the Donald inherited a real bad boya $700 billion deficit for the upcoming fiscal year (FY 2019). But the King of Debt was nonplussed, electing to pile on $300 billion of tax cuts ($285 billion revenue loss plus interest) for next year alone.
Shortly thereafter, of course, he kept the government lights on by signing the Horribus appropriations bill. So doing, he traded $63 billion of higher domestic spending and more than $100 billion of unfinanced disaster relief for $80 billion of added defense money.
In all, the Trumpite/GOP has pushed the coming years borrowing requirement toward $1.2 trillion. This means, in turn, that the bond pits will be flooded with ......
Asifa's rape and killing: The girl, her family and the accused |
India | Al Jazeera: For the next three months, the rape and
murder of Asifa seemed to be just another case of sexual violence
that is rampant in India but rare in Indian-administered Kashmir,
until the barbarity and the plot came to fore in a 16-page charge
sheet presented by the crime branch - a local investigating
The investigation revealed that the rape and murder were systematic, preplanned and rooted in religious hatred harboured by Sanji Ram, a Hindu, against the Muslim nomadic community of Bakarwals.
Anti-war campaigners gathered outside Downing Street to condemn Prime Minister Theresa May's "huge mistake" in authorizing airstrikes against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad without parliamentary consent. Several hundred protesters holding 'Don't bomb Syria' banners and chanting "Theresa May hear us say, airstrikes no way", came out in protest at Saturday's intervention, which Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn branded "legally questionable." Emma Dent Coad, Labour MP for Kensington, was among the protesters slamming Britain's airstrikes as she told RT: "I think she made a huge mistake, we should have discussed this in Parliament but more than anything we should have waited for the results from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the UN security council's agreement if it was forthcoming."
Former FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday he was surprised President Trump fired him, admitting to late-night host Stephen Colbert he thought investigating the president made him untouchable.
I was quite surprised, Comey said. Because I thought, Im leading the Russia investigation. Even though our relationship was becoming strained, theres no way Im going to get fired, or whacked. (Colbert had been joking with him that Trump is like a mob boss.)
Why wouldnt you get fired? Colbert pressed.
Because that would be a crazy thing to do, Comey said. Why would you fire the FBI director whos leading the Russia investigation?
Comey was on the show to promote his new memoir, A Higher Loyalty, in which he presents himself as a moral hero at the FBI and bashes Trump as unfit for the presidency, in addition to insulting Trumps hair color and commenting on his hand size.
Trump fired Comey in May at the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who found the FBI director had mishandled the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Trump later said he was thinking about that Russia thing when he made the call, that it was a political witch hunt and he planned to fire Comey either way.
Comey was leading the investigation into Russia meddling at the time, and his remarks to Colbert make it clear he believed investigating the president made his job safe. He famously kept memos of his interactions with Trump, and leaked one to the press that has formed a basis for an investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice by pressuring Comey to end the Russia probe.
From the World Socialist Web Site in Britain:
Protesters in Britain speak out against air strikes in Syria
By our reporters
18 April 2018
On Monday evening, Socialist Equality Party members distributed hundreds of copies of the statement US-British-French missile strikes on Syria heighten danger of a catastrophic war to workers and young people at anti-war protests around the UK. At Londons Parliament Square, demonstrators rallied against the bombing of Syria by the United States, Britain and France.
Russell-Moyle said, The struggle continues, and now with an anti-war Labour leader, we, united together, can lead this charge.
Corbyn put forward the proposed Act in parliament Tuesday, but Labours pro-...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) SpaceX said all systems and weather were go for blast-off on Wednesday of its first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting space telescope whose launch was delayed for two days by a rocket-guidance glitch.
FILE PHOTO: NASAs Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, U.S., is shown in this artists rendering image obtained on April 9, 2018. Courtesy Chris Meaney/Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA/Handout via REUTERS.
Facebook reportedly reached out to conservative groups last week to appeal for help as CEO Mark Zuckerberg was preparing to testify before Congress over its data practices. A Facebook public policy manager, Lori Moylan, emailed conservative...
L'eau Est La Vie Camp - No Bayou Bridge April 18th 2018Media Contact: email@example.comOne Arrested for Continued Resistance of the Bayou Bridge PipelineMAURICE, LA -- On the morning of April 18th a water protector locked herself into a cement filled barrel placed in the trench of a horizontal directional drill on a construction site of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Over a dozen more
By Derrick Broze In a recent speech a former United Nations climate expert warns that climate engineering should halt until global rules are established. On...
By Gilad Atzmon
It shouldnt take us by surprise when a country that drops bombs on Syria on behalf of Israel engages in Israeli style racist anti immigration anti black policies.
A lot has been written about the deep cultural and spiritual bonds between Britain and Zionism. Some have cited the roots of English Christian Zionism. Others point to the Balfour Declaration and its historical background. In 1956 Britain and France joined forces with Israel in an attempt to seize the Suez Canal. By the early 2000s it was hard to determine where Israel ended and Britain began. Occasionally it seemed the BBC had been reduced to an Israeli propaganda unit. The once respected British newspaper morphed into a Guardian of Judea. Murdoch's Sky News didnt leave much room for speculation either. Last week Sky News crudely cut off Jonathan Shaw, the former commander of the British Armed Forces, the second that Shaw went off script and suggested that the Syrian regime might not have been behind the Douma 'gas attack.' The next day we learned that the British government had again engaged in a Zion-led immoral interventionist assault on an Arab country based on what seems to be just another false WMD claim.
Not much is left of the British medias heritage of freedom, tolerance and impartiality. I guess that since the spiritual and cultural continuum between Israel and Britain is well established, we shouldnt be puzzled that the British media is consumed by the ridiculous fight against antisemitsm. Jeremy Corbyn, an iconic anti-racist parliamentarian has been subject to a relentless and biased attack by the Israeli lobby and its stooges within British media and politics. But this is shocking. While Corbyn has been subjected to ceaseless criticism for the alleged antisemitic sentiments held by a few individuals within his party, the British government and the Home Office have been engaged in institutional racist discrimination against the...
This article is about fostering a culture based upon Bottom-Up Cultures. Isn't it about time that we empower ourselves? Do we truly need to have a curse on our heads that states "the Man shall rule over Thee." Thus we have been in a several thousands of years that we need to let go of. Or, do we continue surrender our power to the likes of Trump to destroy our lives and the planet.
With everything that is happening in our government right now esp with this Cohen guy- I have started to wonder if there is something more with this thing concerning Sean Hannity and his reporting on Seth Rich.
Hannity reported constantly that Hillary Clinton and the DNC was behind the murder of Seth Rich- but here is the thing. Seth Rich was born and raised in Omaha NE.
People in Omaha know what happened in Omaha in the 80s. It isnt a secret to anyone who has lived in Omaha . And since Rich was raised and grew up in Omaha- chances are he heard about it. We ALL have who have lived there. I mean Omaha is a small place and other than drink and eat- there really isnt much to do but talk.
Back in the 80s our national media reported that this child trafficking went straight to the Bush Sr./Reagan White House. This would have been damaging to the Republicans had this come out again during the election.
My point is that maybe the reason Hannity focused on Clinton concerning Seth Rich was maybe to deflect from the fact that there was a good chance that it was the Republican party that had more of a reason to kill Rich than the Democratic party.
Not saying that Hillary and the pedophilia crap with Podesta isnt real but believing that the Republican party- who were called out in the 80s for being involved simply turned their cash cow completely over to the Democrats is ridiculous.
And all of these people are known for pitting the population against each other. We are so used to choosing the lesser evil that I think they count on it. So maybe the whole thing was an elaborate ploy to discombobulate the issue to keep everyone from focusing on the child trafficking issue.
Pointing fingers at each other kept the population from focusing on the real issue behind the murder of Rich. And if it WAS about child trafficking considering that Rich was FROM Omaha- that could point more to the Republicans than the Democrats. Or perhaps a few of each were involved. Who knows? At this point no one does.
The fact that Rich was murdered and no one knows the facts surrounding his murder is undisputed. Nor is the fact that Sean Hannity focused on it with regards to the Clinton camp- esp considering Richs parents are suing him for that fact. And Trump and Hannity are connected through Cohen. And neither camp is unknown to murder, considering the Clinton kill list and Trump bragging he could murder someone on 5th Ave in public and no one would do anything.
Has anyone ever considered that this is all connected as are all the people involved? Epstein- the Clintons- and Trump are all friends- or were. I mean they have all flown on the Lolita Express and stayed on Epsteins island. With all this considered obviously they werent always in opposing camps...
Nestled on the banks of The Thames Estuary and close to Southend, this little fishing village was one we visited frequently when Adam was a boy. My grandfather would often take the family on a Sunday drive to Southend. In the late afternoon before returning to London we would go to Leigh for cockles, with buttered white bread and my Nana would have a plate of whelks. Sometimes my Grandfather and my Dad would time our arrival so they could get a pint of beer.
This clip is from around that time or a few years before.
Very fond memories.
Have been back in later years and Old Leigh is still quite pleasant, though the overall area is much changed.
Another Russian Journalist is Killed? Video Bill Still Another Russian journalist had died under mysterious circumstances. Maxim Borodin died after a mysterious fall from his apartment window. There was no suicide note and the door to his apartment was...
A local politician in Auckland is defending his racist rants on Facebook as free speech, but says he is sorry if his words have caused offence: Quote: Derek Battersby has used his social media page to rail against Asians, celebrate a fatal police shooting, and call Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter a silly b.. He  The post Actually, Paul Spoonley, you are wrong appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
(ANTIMEDIA) The U.S. nuclear submarine that helped U.S., U.K., and French forces commit an act of war against Syria last week is no longer welcome near the waters of Italys largest seaports, Newsweek reports. Citing Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Newsweek reported that Naples Mayor Luigi de Magistris wrote last week to Rear Admiral Arturo Faraone, head of the citys port authority, 
Convicted murderer Genene Jones, suspected for decades of killing more than a dozen children while working as a nurse at San Antonios charity hospital, offered several chilling confessions while in a Texas prison, according to court testimony by a prosecutor today.
During an October 1998 prison interview for a parole review, Jones tearfully told a parole officer I really did kill those babies, testified Bexar County Assistant District Attorney Jason Goss, who is leading the prosecution on five additional murder charges. On another occasion, Goss told the court, a fellow inmate wrote the parole board opposing Jones release, explaining that Jones had told her: I didnt kill those babies. The voices in my head did.
The alleged admissions surfaced during a pretrial hearing in state court in San Antonio, Texas. Thats where Jones, now 67, faces five new murder charges in the mysterious deaths, which took place in the pediatric intensive care unit at Medical Center Hospital in 1981 and 1982.
Todays hearing was held to hear arguments by the court-appointed lawyer for Jones, who has pleaded not guilty, to have the new charges thrown out. The defense attorney, Cornelius Cox, argued that the decadeslong delay in filing charges violates his clients rights to due process and a speedy trial. Cox did not attempt to rebut the alleged admissions, saying in an interview after the hearing that he was focused on his efforts to have the charges dismissed.
Presiding state District Judge Frank Castro rejected the defenses speedy trial argument during the hearing and said he would rule on the defenses due process motion later.
Despite longstanding suspicions that Jones was a serial killer other nurses called her hours on duty the Death Shift she was not charged in the hospital deaths during the original 1980s investigation. However, she was convicted in 1984 of using a paralyzing muscle relaxant to murder 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan. That crime occurred at a different medical institution, a small-town pediatric clinic where Jones went to work after being sent off from the San Antonio hospital...
Join Bolivian actress Carla Ortiz as she takes a tour of the headquarters of the propaganda group White Helmets, the group that has been behind the staging of chemical attacks in Syria. Despite claiming to be a humanitarian group, as you can see in this walk through, they clearly have close ties with terrorist groups such as ISIS, Al Nusra and other so-called 'rebel' groups and were essentially supporting them in Syria. Although most of the evidence was burned, on site are items such as gas masks, ambulances and medical supplies furnished by NATO member countries. The details of the most recent attack in Syria came from White helmets videos and reports, all of which were unverified by any official body and which the mainstream news and leaders of France, UK, US nevertheless used as the basis for their missile attack on Syria on April 13, 2018.
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This is the free half, while subscribers to JaysAnalaysis get access to the full lectures, talks, interviews and archives by subscribing at the PayPal links at JaysAnalysis.com. Today we move to the next section of Genesis, chapters 3-6 to examine the typology, symbolism and overall philosophy of revelation, contrasted with the philosophy of naturalism, materialism, paganism and Gnosticism.
Beirut, April 18, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrest of Hazem Naser, a Palestinian cameraperson and video editor for An-Najah Broadcasting Channel (NBC).
Ashe Schow, reporter, columnist, and senior contributor at The Federalist, joins Staff Writer Bre Payton on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour. They discuss a range of womens issues including the campus dating scene and alleged gender wage gap.
Later in the hour, they discuss the life of First Lady Barbara Bush and what women can learn from her legacy today.
A lot of what [Bush] had to say was counter-cultural then and is still counter-cultural today, Payton said. I think her point here is still controversial today because if you make career decisions to prioritize your familythats so unwoke and so terrible.
Listen to the full show here:
Its been a week of battle at La ZAD, and we share a day-to-day play-by-play of the resistance to the governments eviction operation. Elsewhere in France, the Tarnac Nines legal victory shows that with a little luck and courage, we can beat the state.
Direct action gets the goods for a university occupation against a racist student body president at Texas State University in San Marcos, we finally have an address where you can write Cedar, who is in jail on charges of conspiracy over the anti-gentrification prole stroll in Hamilton, Ontario, and we close the episode by sharing calls for May Day actions in Los Angeles, Eugene, Portland, Olympia, and Seattle.
In the new Netflix series Lost in Space, the Robinson family land on an unknown planet described as a Goldilocks planet by both Maureen Robinson and one of the shows writers, Burk Sharpless. The term Goldilocks planet refers to planets in the habitable zone of their solar system.
And just like that, humanity draws one step closer to the singularity, the moment when the machines grow so advanced that humans become obsolete: A robot has learned to autonomously assemble an Ikea chair without throwing anything or cursing the family dog.
Researchers report today in Science Robotics that theyve used entirely off-the-shelf partstwo industrial robot arms with force sensors and a 3D camerato piece together one of those Stefan Ikea chairs we all had in college before it collapsed after two months of use. From planning to execution, it only took 20 minutes, compared to the human average of a lifetime of misery. It may all seem trivial, but this is in fact a big deal for robots, which struggle mightily to manipulate objects in a world built for human hands.
To start, the researchers give the pair of robot arms some basic instructionslike those cartoony illustrations, but in code. This piece goes first into this other piece, then this other, etc. Then they place the pieces in a random pattern front of the robots, which eyeball the wood with the 3D camera. So the researchers give the robots a list of tasks, then the robots take it from there.
More than 50 religious leaders have banded together to urge Adani to abandon its Queensland coal project and invest in renewable energy instead.
The group includes Christian ministers, rabbis, nuns, ordained Buddhists and imams from across Australia. They have put their names to a letter that has been delivered to Adanis headquarters in Townsville.
Signatories include Muslims Australia President Dr Rateb Jneid, Anglican Dean of Brisbane Dr Peter Catt and Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black.
Adanis $16.5 billion coal mining and rail project has generated widespread opposition, because of its contribution to carbon emissions, destruction of Aboriginal land and farming, impact on the water supply, and the significant threat it poses to the Great Barrier reef.
Regardless of all this, the Australian government has Given Adani the go ahead.
Protecting our common home and all those who live here is an essential part of each of our faiths,said the letter to company chairman Gautam Adani.
The leaders oppose all new coal mining in the Galilee Basin, with fears it could impact on water supplies, climate change and the Great Barrier Reef.
Adani has argued the $16.5 billion Carmichael mine would be a boon for jobs in struggling areas of regional Queensland. This is hotly disputed by opponents, who argue that it will damge other parts of the economy and that the number of promised jobs is greatly exaggerated, because this is a capital intensive industry.
The religious leaders said they also supported local jobs and has called for an increased investment in renewable energy like solar, saying Coal communities need serious investment to make the transition from the dirty energy of the past to the clean energy of the future.
The religious leaders said they also supported local jobs and has called for an increased investment in renewable energy like solar. Coal communities need serious investment to make the transition from the dirty energy of the past to the clean energy of the future, the letter said.
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