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A rare yellow snowfall covered Urumqi City of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on December 1, 2018. A combination of heavy winds and freezing temperatures led to a rare 'yellow snow' phenomenon in China's Xinjiang region over the...... Read more
Another round of heavy rain is affecting Indonesia over the past couple of days, causing dangerous flash floods and landslides across parts of the country. A landslide struck Daun Paris Raja Berneh hot springs resort in Daulu village of Karo District, North...... Read more
Data from GPS-tagged seabirds, as they were swept along in the strong currents of the Irish Sea, could help researchers move a step closer to harnessing the energy in those shifting tides. Four years of tracking razorbills (Alca torda) helped Matt Cooper and his colleagues from Bangor University and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in the U.K. understand more about the squawking black-and-white birds behavior. They learned, for example, that razorbills sit for long stretches at night on the waters surface, when theyre pretty much tossed around by the energy of the sea. That gave the team an idea, Cooper said. A razorbill in Scotland. Image by theleastweasel via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0). We saw this as an opportunity to re-use the data and test if the birds might be drifting with the tidal current, Cooper, an oceanographer and former graduate student at Waless Bangor University, said in a statement. We took data that was discarded from the original study and applied it to test a hypothesis in a different area of research. Typically, researchers use a combination of high-tech buoys and radar systems to better their understanding of moving currents. But these can also be pricey. Seabirds like razorbills, on the other hand, already spend much of their time on the water, and the ones that provided these insights were the subject of the teams behavioral study between 2011 and 2014 off the coast of northern Wales. The biologists had attached GPS tracking tags that noted
A king penguin standing out starkly from the crowd took the top prize in the British Ecological Societys Capturing Ecology photo competition this year. Chris Oosthuizen of South Africas University of Pretoria snapped the winning image of a single colorful adult king penguin amidst a crowd of brown-colored chicks on Marion Island, part of the Prince Edward Islands in the Indian Ocean. The photo was taken while Oosthuizen spent a year on the remote, sub-Antarctic island researching seals and killer whales. Some images have the power to say much more than words, and Chriss image, which showcases the remarkable colony life of an iconic bird species, raises awareness of their uncertain future due to climate change, Richard Bardgett, President of the British Ecological Society, said in a statement. Oosthuizen, for his part, also seemed hopeful that the prize-winning photo might help draw attention to the challenges king penguins face due to the impacts of human activities. Although the global population of king penguins is large, populations inhabiting islands around the Antarctic face an uncertain future, he said. Global climate change may shift the oceanic fronts where they feed further away from breeding sites, forcing penguins to travel farther to reach their foraging grounds. Adri Lpez Baucells, a PhD student at Portugals University of Lisbon, was the overall student winner of this years Capturing Ecology contest. Lpez Baucells and his colleague Oriol Massana used a motion sensor and four synchronized flashes to capture a fringe-lipped bat in mid-flight as it preys
Animal tracking has revolutionized our study of animal movements and behavior. Radio transmitter tags, followed by GPS and other satellite-based tags, placed on animals via a collar, harness, glue, or suction, use radio signals to transmit data from a transmitter in one place to receiving equipment somewhere else. They differ in how the signals are sent or received, the information obtained from the signals, and the energy needed to make the signals. Ultra-high frequency (UHF) and very-high frequency (VHF) radio tags are cheap, but researchers must physically tune receivers in to the various frequencies and manually determine each locations coordinates. These processes take time and money, thereby limiting the number of point locations that can be obtained for a given animal. Standard GPS tracking collars like the one on this male jaguar in Brazil, are have been limited to larger, terrestrial species that can easily carry the weight of batteries needed to power the device. Recent developments in programmable tags, solar panels, and communications are enabling smaller tags for smaller animals. Image by Charles J. Sharp via Wikimedia Commons, CC 4.0. Advances in communication systems, specifically transmission to and from satellites, have revolutionized wildlife tracking. GPS and other satellite-based tags have weighed more, costed more, and demanded more power than radio tags. Nevertheless, their automated collection of animals location coordinates has helped researchers more precisely determine home ranges, migration routes, and the relationships of these patterns to landscape features. A virtual meetup hosted by the WILDLABS platform on November 20th
While the Santo Antnio dam benefits the consortium that built it, as well as mining, energy and agribusiness interests, the infrastructure project has harmed local communities, according to critics. Image by Hely Chateaubriand. Six miles southwest of the Brazilian city of Porto Velho, the Santo Antnio mega-dam constructed in 2012 stands like a wall blocking the flow of the Madeira River in Rondnia state. Eighty miles upstream lies Jirau, a second new hydroelectric plant, completed in 2016. Like many dams in the Brazilian Amazon, these two have drastically impacted the ecology and dynamics of the river on which they are located, along with local lives while dam builders, operators and government are slow to respond with help. We began noticing differences with the water in 2013 when the dam was raised. It suddenly smelled very strange, says Ana Flvia Nascimento, who has lived in the community of Jaci-Paran, located between the two dams, for more than seventeen years. A rise in reservoir water levels at the Santo Antnio dam accomplished to increase energy production have caused groundwater to rise higher too. Now at the same level as city sewers and cemeteries, the local aquifer for the entire area is contaminated, according to critics. In the past, we drank from our wells, Flvia explains. Now everyone has to buy their drinking water, an added cost that can be a hardship for poor families. Santo Antonio Energia representative and biologist Kaio Ribeiro expresses his views regarding public
Delegates heading towards the plenary hall of the 24th UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland. Image by Hans Nicholas Jong/Mongabay. Alarming signals arising from the Earth and from scientists have prompted urgent calls for a decisive international response to climate change as leaders from nearly 200 nations gathered in Katowice, Poland yesterday, Sunday, 2 December, for the start of the 24th annual United Nations climate summit. This Conference of the Parties, known as COP24, is the third such meeting since the Obama administration, with China as a vital partner, helped engineer the historic Paris Agreement of December 2015. That accord marked the first time ever in which the worlds 196 nations achieved consensus on the need to reduce their carbon emissions with a goal of keeping global temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100. Unfortunately, since Paris, the physical and political weather has worsened, with global heat, drought and storm surging; and with nations falling drastically short of Paris commitments (just 7 are on target to meet the 2 degree C goal). Since Paris, President Donald Trump has promised to withdraw the U.S. from the accord. And last month, in a sign of more disunity, president-elect Jair Bolsonaro canceled Brazils offer to host COP25; in the past, hes threatened to pull his nation out of Paris. Im very worried, said Michael Jenkins, president and CEO of the NGO ForestTrends. When you have the global [COP] structure coming apart, with no leadership from the U.S.,
SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt As policymakers, conservation scientists and the global media geared up to attend U.N. climate talks in Poland, discussions on another environment-related global treaty were quietly drawing to a close in Egypt. More than 8,000 delegates from around the world convened in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh from Nov. 13-29 to discuss the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity, a global treaty that entered into force 25 years ago. The timing for the meeting was critical. There are just two years left to reach a set of biodiversity goals committed to in 2010 by the treatys 196 signatories: an agreement distilled into the Aichi Targets, a 20-point program to protect terrestrial and marine life and habitats by expanding protected areas, reshaping public policy, raising awareness, and working to ensure equal access to the social and economic benefits that come from intact ecosystems. The conference launched amid sobering news for the state of the worlds flora and fauna. The WWFs latest Living Planet Report, published in late October, indicates that global vertebrate populations saw an overall decline of 60 percent between 1970 and 2014. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C, also released in October, highlighted the dire effects of climate change. A month later, the National Climate Change Assessment issued by scientists in the United States illustrated how such consequences are already playing out in North American ecosystems. If we do not act we soon may reach tipping
Geil: IBM hat ein Perzeptron auf einem Quantencomputer mit 5 Qubits umgesetzt. Ein Perzeptron ist ein neuronales Netz.
Der groe Vorteil von Quantencomputern ist dabei, dass sie eine exponentielle Erhhung der Zahl der verarbeiteten Dimensionen ermglichen. Wenn ein klassisches Perzeptron einen Input von N Dimensionen verarbeiten kann, schafft ein Quanten-Perzeptron 2 hoch N Dimensionen.Ja schon, aber 2 hoch 5 ist halt immer noch nur 32. Da hab ich damals an der Uni schon ein Perzeptron mit mehr Neuronen als bungsaufgabe implementiert.
Aber hey, Quanten und KI! Fehlt nur noch Blockchain!1!!
Bei den existenzgefhrdenden Strafen auf EU-Ebene rgere ich mich jetzt, dass ich nicht beim Kartellrecht und beim Datenschutz schon opponiert habe. Man darf sich halt nicht mit "aber das trifft ja blo Leute, die ich eh nicht leiden kann" die Gerechtigkeit wegargumentieren.
Einen hnlichen Fall gibt es gerade beim Zentrum fr politische Schnheit und ihrer Aktion "SOKO Chemnitz". Die haben sich auch ihre Gerechtigkeit mit "aber das trifft doch blo Nazis, die kann ich eh nicht leiden" weggeballert. Und werden sich noch umdrehen, wenn die Identitren das jetzt gegen linke Demonstranten anwenden, und keiner kann dagegen was sagen, weil wir das ja auch beim ZPS geduldet haben.
Die rufen zum Denunzieren von Leuten auf, die auf Nazi-Demos mitdemonstriert haben. Die soll man bitte bei ihren Chefs anschwrzen, damit sie den Job verlieren. Und das ZPS hat ein Bro in Chemnitz erffnet, von dem sie sagen, dass man da Geld kriegt, wenn man Leute denunziert. Von dem Teil nehmen ich an, das das Getrolle ist. Und ich vermute auch, dass sie eventuell reinkommende Denunziationen vernichten und nicht weiterleiten wrden, weil das sonst sehr teuer werden knnte mit der DSGVO und so. Die Ausrede wird wieder "Kunst" sein. Und wenn sie damit durchkommen, erwarte ich von den Nazis Gegen-"Kunst". Das wird bestimmt ganz furchtbar. Wie bei "Auge um Auge". Am Ende sind alle blind.
Update: Ein Leser wies darauf hin, dass das Jdische Forum mit rechtlichen Schritten droht, weil sie ihre Zustimmung fr die Nutzung ihrer Bilder explizit nicht erteilt hatten. Ein anderer Leser sieht Parallelen zum Internetpranger der Hamburger Polizei zu G20 und findet es nicht in Ordnung, wie die Bevlkerung andere Mastbe anlegt. Ich erinnere mich an breite Kritik an dem Polizei-Internetpranger damals, aber vielleicht war das blo meine Filterblase.
Erst gab es die krassen Strafen, die sich am Unternehmensumsatz bemessen, nur im Kartellrecht. Dann im Datenschutz. Und jetzt ist das Mainstream und berall. Aktuell: Internetfirmen haben geflligst auf Zuruf ihre Kunden an Behrden in der EU zu verraten, sonst setzt es 2% des Jahresumsatzes an Strafe.
Auf der einen Seite war klar, wenn man den machtgeilen Autokraten einen kleinen Finger reicht, dass sie dann den Arm abreien. Auf der anderen Seite bin ich jetzt doch irgendwie emprt. Merkwrdig, weil ich von diesen Gruselgestalten nichts anderes erwartet habe. Aber es ist doch was anderes, das dann live zu sehen.
Former president George H. W. Bush passed away on Friday at age
94, bringing a close to a long life of public service. But though
he wore many hats over his decades on the national stage, closer to
home hes being remembered for yet another role that of friend to a
lovable yellow Lab named Sully.
Following the death of wife Barbara earlier this year, and faced with limited mobility due to declining health, Bush was paired with Sully, a service pup trained by the nonprofit America's VetDogs.
Bush welcomed the pup into his life as a member of the family.
As a skilled companion animal, Sully is capable of performing dozens of helpful day-to-day tasks on command like opening doors, turning on light switches and retrieving out-of-reach objects.
A great joy to welcome home the newest member of our family, "Sully," a beautiful -- and beautifully trained -- lab from @AmericasVetDogs. Could not be more grateful, especially for their commitment to our veterans. pic.twitter.com/Fx4ZCZAJT8George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) June 25, 2018
A major case opening today in a Queensland court could have profound implications for climate activists around the country. Julie Macken explains.
The term, climate crisis is now the most commonly used descriptor when discussing global warming. Extreme weather events, firestorms, heat waves, flooding rain, loss of ice, snow and species are rightly seen within the frame of an emergent climate crisis. But if we are really witnessing a climate crisis one with the potential to destroy our way of life and end our lives how should we respond as a community?
This is a question being tested in Australias classrooms and Parliament right now and later today, in fact. The Queensland Supreme Court will be asked to decide whether, despite this crisis, it is reasonable for a large corporation to dictate how the community should be allowed to use social media to try and prevent this crisis.
The background to the case is this. Aurizon, the rail freight company formerly owned by the Government of Queensland, has been targeted by a number of individuals and communities because it plays a key role in the coal industry managing the 2,670 km Central Queensland coal network. It is also critical to Indian mining company Adanis plans to ship coal from the proposed Carmichael mine to Abbott Point, as Adani plans to build a 200km line that will connect to Aurizons existing Goonyella and Newlands rail network.
Without Aurizon there is no Adani mine.
One of those groups protesting the proposed Adani mine, and Aurizons involvement in the expansion of the coal industry, is a small community group called FLAC Front Line Action on Coal. Unlike the large environmental NGOs, FLAC is still committed to supporting people who take direct action to prevent the expansion of the coal industry and they have had some serious successes of late.
So much so that Aurizon has taken the extraordinary action of getting interim orders against FLAC. Those orders include prohibiting FLAC from inciting anyone by Facebook, website, and Twitter to enter rail corridors across Aurizons network or interfering with any of the companys coal trains.Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk shakes hands with Gautam Adani, Port of Townsville, 6 December 2016. (IMAGE: AAP)
On Tuesday the Supreme Court will be asked to make these inte...
A feelpinion has no place in a contest of ideas, writes Joshua Dabelstein.
Old school lefties are feeling disenfranchised by the lefts new face. Identity politics, professional victimhood, and moralistic white-knighting, have become the young lefts M.O. The corruption of its own conceptions of liberty and solidarity are testament to the left having been co-opted by a misguided conflation of liberalism and leftism.
This conflation has resulted in a swathe of self-important self-proclaimed left-wing ninnies giving the rest of us a bad name by, well, taking their own feelings way too seriously, and confusing their feelings with having a real political philosophy.
We live in an age where feeling offended is empowering. The assertion of disempowerment is an easy and often great way to reclaim power. But if we arent careful of how, when, why and with whom we are doing this, we run the risk of becoming a complete laughing stock.
It is impossible to converse with someone who has a firmly held belief that his or her political philosophy stems from a more moral place. In reality, we all retroactively fit what we want to how we feel. As a recovering alcoholic, I couldnt empathise more with how easy it is to trick myself that what feels good and what is good are one and the same thing. Often our feelings and the way we articulate them in conversation are tailored by a pre-existing fixation.
Here is an example of how this plays out in the mind of, say, a young any-gendered feminist reactionary.
Women have always been second-class citizens (true). The subjugation of women by men is rife, constant, and everywhere (true). Men who think they are part of the solution are actually more often than not part of the problem (true). When that man I am doing a group assignment with just explained to me that I had misunderstood Isiah Berlins Two Concepts of Liberty he was mansplaining because he is a man, and the patriarchy or something, and how dare people treat me like that just because I am a woman.
There is a very real and subconsciously manipulative impetus to asserting a moral high-ground and victimhood. And of all the arguments that the left has with itself, it is the soft-lefts immature replacement of political philosophy with moralisms that has caused a rift the likes of which people like Jordan Peterson have been belched from.
There is however nothing more moral about being more offended. There is nothing righteous about self-righteousness. It took me twenty-seven years to learn that one.
Love him or hate him, Jordan Peterson will be in Australia soon. One of the biggest reasons he is popular is that he takes this Me-...
...the Victorian public has a right to know that every part of the justice system acts fairly and lawfully at all times. Daniel Andrews - Premier Really Dan. Police forces cannot operate without information. That information often comes from informants. If I was providing information to the police right now,...
That's Marcel de Graaff speaking - a Member of the European Parliament. The United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration seeks to make immigration a universal human right. De Graaff said, I would like to say some words on the global compact on migration. On the 10th...
Victoria's coroner has released this video. Makes you think.
The Singapore government has proposed a complete ban on the domestic trade of elephant ivory in the country. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), the agency responsible for safeguarding animal and plant health in Singapore, announced Nov. 28 that the proposed ban, under the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act, would completely prohibit local businesses and individuals from selling or buying all forms of elephant ivory products in Singapore. Display of elephant ivory in public would also be banned, except when used for educational purposes, such as in museums or zoos. The proposal does not list any other exceptions. AVA has opened its proposal to public comments until Dec. 27 this year. International trade in elephant ivory is banned Asian elephants were placed on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1975, while African elephants were added to the list in 1989, prohibiting all global trade in the species and their products. But the ban does not extend to domestic trade. Singapore, while a party to CITES, allows domestic sale and purchase of ivory thats been proved to have been imported or acquired prior to the elephant species being placed in Appendix I of CITES. The proposed ban aims to put a complete stop to this local trade. The proposal also plans to give stakeholders a three-year grace period during which they can decide what they want to do with their existing stocks of elephant ivory products. Local businesses and
US sanctions on Hezbollah and its allies have limited effect; thus, the US is meddling in internal Lebanese politics, hoping to disrupt Hezbollah's alliance with the Christians of Lebanon. Hezbollah considers the US administration's sanctions on the group to be an ineffective power play. Hezbollah and its commanders don't have accounts in foreign banks or other overseas institutions and they are not dependent on western financial support. Moreover, Hezbollah has placed internal restrictions on the travel of its commanders; they will not suffer from any visa rejections or limitations. The US is attacking the society where Hezbollah operates and lives. It has attacked the wealthy Shias who are close to Hezbollah by closing their businesses, imprisoning others, and disrupting their overseas business outside Lebanon. The US administration is even putting pressure on the Lebanese Central Bank, the core of the Lebanese economy. Lebanon has felt the weight of this and is worried,...
The city government of Tijuana announced Saturday that it has closed down a migrant shelter at a sports complex close to the U.S. border that once held about 6,000 Central Americans who hope to get into the U.S. Officials said all the migrants were being moved to a former concert venue much farther from the border. The city said in a statement the sports complex shelter was closed because of "bad sanitary conditions." Experts had expressed concerns about unsanitary conditions that had developed at the partly flooded sports complex, where the migrants had been packed into a space adequate for half their numbers. Mud, lice infestations and respiratory infections were rampant. The remaining migrants were taken by bus to the new shelter about 10 miles from the border crossing at Otay Mesa and 14 miles from San Ysidro, near where people line up to file applications for asylum in the United States.
UFCW Canada Local 1400 members working at Saskatoon Co-op have been forced out on strike by a greedy employer who wants to rollback the principles of the co-op movement principles like fairness and pay equity.
Saskatoon Co-op is pushing a mean-spirited, two-tier contract that would slash full-time workers wages by $7,900 per year, and would prevent new workers from earning the same wages and raises as other workers doing the exact same work. Its not equal. Its not fair. And its not the co-op philosophy.
Saskatoon Co-op CEO Grant Wicks says reaching an agreement will depend on the willingness of the parties to compromise, but so far the Co-op has been unwilling to bend on its demands for major wage cuts. Meanwhile, UFCW 1400 members have told the employer theyre willing to meet halfway and will accept a fair deal that reflects the needs of workers and the business.
Federated Co-op CEO Scott Banda could intervene in the matter, but has chosen to stand by while workers are left out in the cold.
Clearly the greed of Co-op executives knows no bounds, as executives are telling workers to take a massive pay cut while Federated Co-ops senior managers and directors share nearly $10 million a year.
That is why UFCW 1400 members are asking for your support. Help workers at Saskatoon Co-op stand strong for fairness and the future of good jobs by sending a message to Federated Co-op and the Saskatoon Co-op Board of Directors. Tell them that a fair contract means real compromise and an equitable agreement that provides fair pay for all Saskatoon Co-op employees. Take action by sending a message today. And please dont shop at Saskatoon Co-op until the strike is over.
An astonishing report by newspaper Il Giornale says that 60% of immigrants in Italy have retired having never worked. Out of 96,000 non-EU citizens who receive a pension from Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale (INPS), 60,000 have never worked and therefore never paid in any contributions or taxes. There are roughly two million foreigners enrolled with Italy's social security agency in total. The number of employed, contributing towards their pensions is only 1,700,000. This means 60 per cent of immigrants in Italy have never worked and are having their pensions paid for by the Italian taxpayer. The INPS figures show that in 2017 96,743 pensions were paid to non-EU citizens. Of these, 60,000 receive a pension that is not covered by previously paid contributions. The majority of the migrants living off the Italian taxpayer for retirement appears to be older family members allowed to migrate through chain migration "reunited with immigrants" Il Giornale reports.
Bad weather brings potato shortage: farmers Manitoba farmers say dry conditions have led to a shortage of the starchy dinner staple, with thousands of acres of potato crops unharvested Farmers across Canada left thousands of acres of potato crops unharvested after a slew of bad weather created challenging conditions, setting the stage for a possible shortage of the starchy dinner table staple. "It's unprecedented. Never, never before have I seen this in my time," said Kevin MacIsaac, general manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC), an organization that provides industry information to help farmers make production and marketing decisions. He's been with the organization for seven years and, before that, grew potatoes in Prince Edward Island, where he still lives.
Planet In Turmoil: Over 1,400 Earthquakes Have Rattled Alaska Over The Past 3 Days by Michael Snyder End of the American Dream The shaking in Alaska still hasnt stopped, and that has many residents wondering if the worst is...
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As the nation eulogizes George H. W. Bush, few mention that Bush along with former Vice President Dan Quayle and the late Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. were proud members of Safari Club International (SCI), a shockingly bloodthirsty group that promotes Teddy Roosevelt style big-game trophy hunting
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The US-led coalition says it targeted a top Islamic State terrorist commander who was involved in the beheading of a US officer and posed an "imminent threat." Local media, however, claim the airstrike hit Syrian Army positions. "Coalition forces conducted precision strikes against a senior ISIS [Islamic State, IS] member, Abu al Umarayn, and several other ISIS members on Dec. 2 in the Badiyah Desert," after determining an "imminent threat" from the cell, a spokesperson for the US-led Operation Inherent Resolve told RT in a written statement, without elaborating on the success of the mission. While the US-led forces insist their pinpoint strikes targeted only the cell involved in the beheading of former US Army Ranger and aid worker Peter Kassig in November 2014, local media claim the strike actually "supported" terrorists instead. The coalition fired "several missiles" targeting the Syrian Arab Army's positions in the eastern Homs countryside south of al-Sekhneh, allegedly causing...
This week, countries gather in Katowice, Poland, for the latest round of UN climate negotiations, known as COP24. Their plan is to try to agree on how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement. However, the Polish Government has... Read More
The third Saturday protest held by protesters, clad in yellow vests to show their opposition to French President Emmanuel Macron and his anti-worker policies, spread across France. In downtown Paris, the protesters faced an unprecedented police crackdown, the most violent since May 1968, when police assaults on student demonstrations triggered the French general strike. The movement is rapidly developing into an international political protest against social inequality, the high cost of living, and the policies of austerity and war across Europe. After protests in France and Belgium, protesters also donned yellow vests to oppose state policies in Maastricht, Nijmegen and The Hague in the Netherlands.
Sooner or later Antifa will pick the wrong house and end up ventilated. Via Campus Reform: A College Republicans adviser claimed that Antifa activists vandalized his house with the words Nazi lives here. David Bridges, adviser to the Purdue University College Republicans student group, woke up on Nov. 18 to red dye covering his driveway 
The Management of the National Assembly on Monday urged the staff not to embark on the planned strike, saying that their concerns were being addressed. The Clerk to the National Assembly, Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori made this known in a seven-page letter addressed to the staff through the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) dated Nov. 
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This map provides a general look at the military situation in eastern Ukraine on December 3. The Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) have started a buildup near the contact line with forces of the Donetsk Peoples Republic (DPR) and the Lugansk Peoples Republic (LPR) following the November 5 incident between Russian coastal guard and a Ukrainian naval group in the Black Sea, south of the Kerch Strait.
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Heather Tenzer is a filmmaker straddling three worlds: she grew up in a modern Orthodox Jewish community that was Zionist, she left it for non-religious life in New York, and shes an activist for Palestinian freedom. Her upcoming film, The Rabbis Intifada (http://therabbisintifada.com), uniquely stitches together these three vantage points. Tenzer follows the strictly-Orthodox rabbis of Neturei Karta long-time supporters of Palestinian rights, and opponents of Israeli colonialism from the US to Jerusalem and Gaza.
In this interview, Tenzer talks about navigating tensions in the Palestine solidarity movement between religious and progressive frameworks for liberation and about her own challenges as a female documentary filmmaker making boundary-pushing work.
Emmaia Gelman: Why is Neturei Karta important in the Palestine solidarity movement?
Heather Tenzer: Neturei Karta has a long history of standing in solidarity with Palestine. Over the years, theyve built a reputation among Palestinians and their supporters as a Jewish voice with a consistent presence at Palestine solidarity demonstrations. They unequivocally express support for Palestinian rights. They speak out against Israeli occupation, violence, and colonization. Because of that, they are appreciated by many many Palestinians but especially religious Palestinians.
Palestinians are diverse. The Palestine solidarity movement is perhaps even more diverse. And I think that Neturei Karta has a unique role to play in that movement. Because NK are deeply religious Jews with socially conservative values, they are able to identify with and relate to the sector of the Palestinian community which is also deeply religious and also socially conservative. Muslims in Gaza who are suffering under Israeli occupation were so touched by NKs visit and by their expressions of support. I saw it with my own eyes not just in Gaza, but also in Egypt, Turkey, Jordan Religious Middle Eastern communities appreciate their support, perhaps even more deeply than expressions of support from Lef...
President Trump's strange capitalization habits and persistent spelling errors combined to create a memorable typo Monday morning.
On November 22, Bakor Pakem, a body charged with religious oversight in the Indonesia Attorney Generals office, launched an app that allows mobile device users to report individuals suspected of religious heresy.
The app, Smart Pakem, available in the Google Play store, is an extension of an official website and hotline service. They were all set up by Bakor Pakem ostensibly to protect Indonesias six officially recognized religions Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism and facilitate prosecutions under the blasphemy law.
The app lists several religious groups, including the Ahmadiyah, Shia, and Gafatar, names their leaders and Indonesian office addresses, and describes their deviant teachings. It risks inflaming tensions and increasing the potential for Islamists to abuse Indonesias increasingly besieged religious minorities.
Human Rights Watch has long documented the role of government officials and Islamist militant groups in cases of intimidation, humiliation, violence, and arbitrary detention of religious minorities.
Bakor Pakem was created in 1952 under Indonesias Ministry of Religious Affairs and moved to the Attorney Generals Office in 2004. Its main goal is to enforce the 1965 blasphemy law and it has branches in every province and regency under public prosecutors offices.
Over the last five decades, Bakor Pakem has been instrumental in banning more than 30 religions, ranging from indigenous faiths like the Agama Djawa Sunda in 1964 to global religions like the Jehovahs Witness in 1976. In 2016, the office was instrumental in charging Jakarta Governor Basuki Ahok Purnama...
SHABWA, YEMEN Shabwa governorate, an oil-producing province in eastern Yemen, announced its independence from Yemen on Wednesday. A national council headed by the Chairman of the Peoples Assembly of the Sons of Shabwa, Ahmed Musaed Hussein, has been reportedly formed to manage the affairs of the province. The National Council issued a statement and has given the government loyal to former Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and his officials in the province three days to hand over power to the Council, which will run Shabwa until a local government can be established. There has been no comment yet from Hadis government.
Planned intermittent fasting can reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors by: Vicki Batts Natural News Intermittent fasting is quickly becoming one of the most popular diet protocols around. While there are many different ways to fast, proponents of intermittent fasting (IF)...
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Lindholm Island in Denmark
The new policy was an agreement between Denmarks conservative coalition government and its anti-immigration ally, the Danish Peoples Party (DF).
The DF released a Twitter video celebrating the new policy.
Udviste, kriminelle udlndinge har INTET at gre i Danmark. Indtil vi kan komme af med dem, flytter vi dem nu ud p en Lindholm i Stege Bugt, hvor de vil have pligt til at opholde sig p det nye udrejsecenter om natten. Og der vil vre politi til stede dgnet rundt. Sdan!#dkpol pic.twitter.com/YybG4zkwQi
Dansk Folkeparti (@DanskDf1995) November 30, 2018
The Telegraph reported:
Foreign criminals sentenced to deportation are to be banished to a remote island off the coast of Denmark, the countrys government has announced.
Finance minister Kristian Jensen said the criminals will be detained at a facility on Lindholm, an uninhabited seven-hectare island in the province of Vordingborg.
The tough scheme was set up as part of an agreement between Denmarks conservative coalition government and its anti-immigration ally, the Danish Peoples Party (DF).
The DFs official Twitter account celebrated the announcement by publishing an animated cartoon which shows a dark-skinned man being dumped by a ship on a desert island.
A spokesman for the party said: Foreign criminals have no reason to be in Denmark. Until we can get rid of them, we will move them to the island of Lindholm, where they will be obliged to stay at the new deportation centre at night.
There will be police there around the clock.
We have had anti-gravity yoga, laughter yoga and doga. Now goats are getting in on the action, too. The main difference between yoga and goat yoga: while you are holding your best downward dog, a goat might stand on your back. It is a growing trend that started in Oregon in the US, and has been embraced by celebrities such as Khloe Kardashian. Donna McCheyne, who has been teaching goat yoga classes on a farm in Devon for the past two years, believes the appeal lies in the calming effects the animals have on participants and the laughter their antics inspire. "We connect with the animals. It helps to release any cortisol that's in the body. It also increases your happy hormones," McCheyne says. Carolyn Cowan, a yoga instructor from London, says: "Having to work harder with a creature moving on your back is actually probably really good for your core. And, I think the amount of laughter has to be really good for your core, too. I think, overall, I'd look on it as a fabulous...
Diagram from a Homeland Security technical document illustrating how GTAS might visualize a potential terrorist onboard during the screening process.
Last year in Below and Beyond Trump: Power and Counterpower, we argued that the U.S. ruling class is in the midst of a destabilizing political crisis, leading to increasing politicization and polarization across the country, and that the Trump regime is both a symptom and a cause of the current divisions playing out at the top of the political food chain. In response to the rise of Trump, we noted that social movements, particularly those driven by the institutional left (nonprofits, business unions, etc), have been characterized by retrenchment, militant reformism, and a sharp turn toward electoral politics. In this context, we highlighted the growing potential for advancing a libertarian socialist vision and strategy that speaks to the needs and desires of the current moment.
Russia has completed trials of its new system, which swiftly detects enemy mortar and artillery fire and provides targeting information for counter-fire. Unlike Western counterparts, it does not use radar to do the job. The development of the 1B75 Penicillin was first revealed last year. It's a counter-artillery system similar in purpose to the US AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder. The system detects enemy mortar and artillery fire and pinpoints origin of the shells, allowing troops to retaliate with deadly precision. What makes the Russian product stand out is that it does not use radar to track the projectiles and instead relies on other signals.
Athens, Exarchia: On the 10th of December, the final offers for the construction of the METRO line 4 will be submitted. One of the stops of the metro is scheduled to be built on Exarchia square.
Originally published by Athens Indymedia. Image above: Archive image from Exarchia.
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
The plateia is the heart of a neighborhood which is a historic and living site of the anti-state movement. This free space has been fought for for decades and maintained through constant struggle. This social movement in Exarchia, as everywhere, has been under constant repression by police and by the forced assimilation into state and capitals plans for gentrification and pacification.
It is ovbious what this construction will bring with it: surveillance, policing, constant state scrutiny and of course greater commercialization and gentrification of the entire neighborhood. The total occupation of the square by a contruction site for many years means from day one the abolition of a public meeting space. The devouring of this public space, will finally result in its replacement with a transit point, to serve the unhindered flow of consumption and production. It is also clear that this is a strategic plan to extinguish all the struggling projects of social self organization from the neighborhood, but also to push out the marginalized who find refuge here. Besides, the Athens METRO is already a site of class exclusion and control, having finally implemented the electronic ticket and barrier system.
The expansion of the metro comes together with announcements of fancy plans of urban development for the whole of Athens. The story is the same everywhere: violent displacement of the poor and of the struggling subjects that give free public space its true meaning, to make way for commercial exploitation. A prime example is their designs for Prosfygika Alexandras.
Where the opressed build communitites against state domination, refusing to be subsumed in its institutions, their homes and streets are treated as abandoned sites, as deserts. Even more so, where there is active resistance against state domination, they systematically target such neighborhoods a...
"The great aim of all the governments of the earth: obedience and money. The object of taxation is, as the saying goes, to so pluck the goose as to procure the largest quantity of feathers with the least possible amount of squealing" #QotD "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"
"You know, also, as well as I do, what is the great aim of all the governments of the earth: obedience and money. The object [of taxation] is, as the saying goes, to pluck the hen without making it cry out*; but it is the proprietors who cry out, and the government has always preferred to attack them indirectly, because then they do not perceive the harm until after the matter has become law"
~ French economist A.R.J. Turgot, in a 1766 letter to David Hume on the subject of taxation
* Also translated as: "to so pluck the goose as to procure the largest quantity of feathers with the least possible amount of squealing." For reference to what this means, see Paris this week..
By Matt Agorist Paris, France A grassroots movement made up of citizens who have become fed up with the political establishment in France has...
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MX Linux is a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Debian's Stable branch and is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS Linux communities. The project has released a new development snapshot, MX Linux 18 Beta1. "New and updated mx-apps: system-keyboard and system-locale options allow easy access....
November 16, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - At first glance, it may seem like a positive move. The Trump administration and London are both putting pressure on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to implement a ceasefire in Yemens atrocious war. Washington and London are also calling for warring sides to enter into peace negotiations within a month. Whats wrong with that, you may ask? Well, as Houthi rebels who took over Yemen at the end of 2014 are saying, the country has been under aggression for the past three years from a Saudi-led coalition supported militarily by the US, Britain and France.
Judge to Soon Rule on Mumias Appeal Bidglen Tue, 12/04/2018 - 00:02
Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker promised a decision on whether a former prosecutor unlawfully took part in rejecting Mumia Abu Jamals appeal of his 1981 conviction in the killing of a police officer. Were not going to stop fighting until we see Mumia walk out of these prison walls, said Johanna Fernandez, of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home. Pam Africa, of the MOVE organization, said Abu Jamals supporters have sustained his defense for decades no matter what kind of devious tricks this government has used to try to break this movement.
Former and current members of President Trump's legal team have compiled research to make the case that former FBI Director James B. Comey misled Congress in his testimony and is not a reliable witness for special counsel Robert Mueller. The lawyers last year tried to persuade Mr. Mueller to investigate Mr. Comey, his former colleague, to no avail. The Trump-Comey war took on new dimensions last week as Mr. Mueller won a guilty plea from former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who admitted to lying to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about a proposed election-year Trump Organization Moscow hotel deal. "The Cohen plea of lying to Congress by the special counsel raises the very serious question as to why the special counsel has refused to investigate and prosecute the false statements and testimony of James Comey, the main accuser of the president, before the Senate Judiciary and intel committees," former Trump attorney John Dowd told The Washington Times. Mr. Dowd and his...
Medical care under socialism. Via Stars and Stripes: Reynier Urdaneta, 8, cradled a toy guitar and kicked around a blown-up surgical glove as he waited in the bowels of a massive hospital ship for a simple surgery already once gone wrong in his native Venezuela that might radically change his life. He was 
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Dont Like Trump? Your Financial Analysis Might Be Biased Partisanship should have no place in a corporate-credit rating. A new study says it does. Bloomberg, December 3, 2018 The dangers of political bias for investors has long been one of my favorite rants. Politics is tribal, opinionated and typically one-sided. These are emotional hot
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RNZ Morning Report has an item on the Brexit vote in UK Parliament next weekhttps://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20181204-0617-theresa_may_confident_as_brexit_deal_faces_parliament_vote-128.mp3
Susie Ferguson spoke to Natalie Powell in London,
Its a little-acknowledged reality that housing markets distribute more than mere dwellings. Thats because peoples place in the social order is intimately related to their geographic location generally, and where they live specifically. Housing quality functions both as a reflection and driver of inequality. Beyond that, however, better homes come with better neighborhoods that afford other opportunity-expanding advantages: good, well-funded schools; high-quality and readily available health care; agreeable recreational facilities and parks; full-service grocery stores with healthy foods; excellent retail outlets; nice sit-down restaurants; well-kept roads and other infrastructure; safe distance from pollutants, major transport and cargo routes...
Maduro Triples Minimum Wage, Raises Price Of El Petro Late last week, Venezuelas President Nicolas Maduro ordered a hike in the value of the countrys state-sponsored cryptocurrency el petro. In an announcement on Thursday, President Nicolas Maduro ordered that the...
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By Yves Engler | Palestine Chronicle | December 3, 2018 What should we make of a media outlet that praises those who join or give money to a foreign army, which occupies territory belonging to another people, terrorizes the local population by destroying houses, restricting their movement, subjecting them to military courts and shooting unarmed 
With just a week left for this Congress, one of the weirdest bad copyright bills is back on the calendar. The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act would make the Register of Copyrights a presidential appointee, politicizing a role that should not be made a presidential pawn.
Currently, the Register of Copyrights is appointed by the Librarian of Congress, as the Copyright Office is part of the Library. This bill would take the appointment out of the hands of the Librarian and put it in the hands of the President.
The Register of Copyrights does a number of important, nonpartisan, non-political jobs. As the name implies, they register copyrightable material. But they are also charged with providing advice to Congress and information and assistance to others in the federal government on copyright. Its important to note that, except in rare, narrow circumstances, the Register of Copyrights does not make copyright policy. Congress does.
The Register of Copyrights does not do the same things the heads of executive departments and judges do. Picking someone for that job the same way those are pickedappointed by the President and a confirmation process in the Senatedoes not make sense for it.
Because the Register is charged with providing advice and information and not with making policy, making the job as apolitical as possible is a good thing. A Presidential appointee, chosen for adherence to the beliefs of the President, is more politicized, not less. A Presidential appointment also means more avenues of influence by special interests, including the major media and entertainment companies that continually seek to expand the scope of copyright for their own benefit, not for individual creators or users. The unusual (and possibly unconstitutional) procedure set out in the bill compounds this problem: the Register would be chosen by the President from a list of people compiled by the leaders of the House and Senate, who themselves may be beholden to the e...
A Czech spy agency has said it is "obvious" that Russia was behind two recent cyberattack campaigns against the Czech Foreign Ministry and Czech diplomats. The agency, known as the BIS, said in its annual report on December 3 that the cyberattacks were part of the most serious wave of cyberespionage to target the Czech Republic. It says 150 e-mail accounts were hacked in an attack by the Russian state that began in early 2016 and was not discovered until 2017. It also says a separate Russian cyberattack began in December 2016. The BIS report concludes that the attacks were part of the Turla malware campaign by Russia's FSB intelligence agency and the APT28 or "Fancy Bear" campaign by Russia's GRU military intelligence agency.
Tijuana, Mexico Thousands of migrants have been relocated to a new migrant shelter and await what changes may come as the new Mexican President takes office. Caravan Moved to New Shelter in Tijuana Mexico from Unicorn Riot on Vimeo. In the shelter, migrants found
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Activists Demand Sanders Take Stand Against Militarismglen Mon, 12/03/2018 - 23:53
David Swanson, one of 100 activists and intellectuals that sent an open letter calling on Sen. Bernie Sanders to finally tackle the US war budget, said Its incoherent to have a public policy that ignores over 60 percent of federal discretionary spending that goes to the military. He is in the right place on ending the US war in Yemen, said Swanson, publisher of the influential web site WarIsACrime.org, but otherwise talks as if the military doesnt exist.
from the Hecate Society
Editors note: we intentionally chose to capitalize all uses of Indigenous, Native, Latinx/Hispanic, Dine, Hopi when referring to people(s) for consistency. Some names have been changed to protect the identities of the subjects.
Sitting on a bench outside of a stone house, Zee smokes a cigarette taking a break from walking around in a small Hopi Village high up in the mountains. As they look over the sandy landscape, an elderly Hopi man sees them, runs inside and retrieves a black and white photo of his grandfather smoking on that same bench. The man rejoices sharing that a piece of the Hopi origin story includes part of their clan migrating far south, losing connection with the people of their traditional home territory. Zees family is native to Peru; looking at this picture of a man smoking a cigarette from decades ago, they cant help but see and feel the resemblance to the man pictured.
This article seeks to connect the dots between the Central American refugees in crisis along the US/Mexico border to the everyday struggles for survival of Din people, specifically the Indigenous communities in Big Mountain or Black Mesa in so-called Arizona. Through the words of Din matriarchal elders, aunts, youth, trans/queer folks, long term organizers, past and present, a deeper analysis of the root causes of Indigenous displacement is possible. Identifying US imperialism as the source allows for a new framework to better understand the crisis of Latinx/Hispanic and Indigenous refugees across Turtle Island. Key features of US imperialism often include genocide and forced removal of Indigenous peoples. In this article, US imperialism means the ways in which US government policies, both legally and illegally, have directly contributed to the immense daily...
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Central Illinois is coping with damage and injuries after a rare blitz of tornadoes Saturday, when 22 twisters were reported to the National Weather Service. Hardest hit was the town of Taylorville, about 30 miles southeast of the capital of Springfield. Storm winds wrecked houses, downed power lines and pulled trees up by the roots. "It's a miracle no one was killed in the tragedy of these tornadoes," said Gov. Bruce Rauner, who toured the area on Sunday. At least three people are being treated for major injuries at Memorial Hospital in Springfield and 18 more suffered minor injuries, Rauner said. The governor activated Illinois' State of Emergency Operations Center. Rescuers pulled people from homes damaged by the twisters, Taylorville Fire Department Chief Mike Crews said. Otherwise, no deaths have been reported. Illinois has an average of 47 tornadoes a year, not including December, which doesn't have an average, said CNN Meteorologist Allison Chinchar, speaking of the rarity...
The climate change debate is ramping up internationally, and there are attempts to get a revolution off the ground here in New Zealand. Rapid and far reaching changes in all aspects of society? Most people resist even moderate levels of change. And rapid change means high risks of unintended consequences. Are we facing the collapse 
WASHINGTON Last week, many celebrated the advancement of Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 54, which had been introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), as a sign that the U.S. Congress was finally willing to act to reduce the U.S. culpability for the situation in Yemen, currently the worlds worst humanitarian crisis.
The bill, which will be voted on by the Senate this week, has been praised by many within the anti-war movement for its bid to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen. Passage of the bill would, however, do no such thing.
Amazing news: The Senate just voted 63-37 in support of a bill to end the US-Saudi war on Yemen.
This Sanders/Murphy/Lee resolution would force a withdrawal of US support for this unauthorized war, which created Earth's largest humanitarian crisis and pushed millions into famine pic.twitter.com/hCXYaZOmmy
Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) November 28, 2018
For the first time in its history, the Senate voted to advance legislation to withdraw U.S. military forces from an unauthorized war using the War Powers Resolution. In todays vote, https://t.co/oMyOYZ3Bv2
Kate Gould- #SJRes54 #YemenCantWait (@K8Gould) November 28, 2018
Bit by bit we will end this bloody war in #Yemen. Great vote today that allows Senate to vote on #SJR54 tomorrow. Yes, it must pass the House. Yes, Trump threatens a veto. But for the sake of #Yemeni children, we must keep pushing. #YemenCantWait
Medea Benjamin (@medeabenjamin) November 28, 2018...
Regardless of The Perpetrator Crimes Are Crimes by Caitlin Johnstone Medium Thought experiment: Think of an acquaintance of yours. Not someone youre particularly close to, just some guy in the cast of extras from the scenery of your...
The adopted resolutions declare Israels occupation of the Golan Heights null and void and urge states to maintain the status quo in occupied Jerusalem. The United Nations General Assembly approved six resolutions on Israel Friday, including a demand for Israel to withdraw from the Golan Heights, ratifying Syrian sovereignty over the territory, and a call 
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Germany's foreign minister on Monday warned against pulling out of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia, as some lawmakers suggested using the project to punish Moscow for its seizure of Ukrainian ships and their crew off the coast of Crimea. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a candidate to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel at the helm of her Christian Democrat party, said on Sunday one option might be to reduce the amount of gas that will flow through the pipeline from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea. However, Foreign minister Heiko Maas, a member of the Social Democratic junior partners in Merkel's coalition, told reporters the $11-billion pipeline, led by Russia's Gazprom, was a commercial project that would continue, even if German firms pulled out. Withdrawing political support would diminish Berlin's ability to pressure for some gas supplies to continue to be sent to Europe via Ukraine, he said.
By Aletheia Luna via Loner Wolf
Its never too late to have a happy childhood.
I stood staring at the crumpled, wind-battered flyer on the noticeboard. Something had stopped me in that moment, something had driven me to contemplate those words, chewing on them slowly in my mind.
Its never too late to have a happy childhood
I sat down from afar, staring from my solitary bench at the baby blue and sunflower yellow words, the cliche associations of flower-power, group hugs and fairy-cherubs bombarding my thoughts. Certainly, the notions associated with healing your inner child are not always universally appealing, but in that moment I instinctively knew that there was some deeper truth and value there, something powerfully healing.
And so began my quest to re-parent myself, my journey to reconnect to that lost and lonely inner child.
If you are interested in creating more wholeness and happiness in your life, keep reading what I discovered.
A simple enough question, and something we all have a unique answer for. While some of us had supportive, loving and open-minded upbringings, others of us experienced neglect to varying degrees.
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Judge slaps them down. Via Free Beacon: WASHINGTON (Reuters) The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a challenge by three conservation groups to the authority of President Donald Trumps administration to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a victory for Trump who has made the wall a centerpiece of his hardline immigration policies. 
The world's largest retailer is rolling out 360 autonomous floor-scrubbing robots in some of its stores in the U.S. by the end of the[sic] January, it said in a joint statement with Brain Corp., which makes the machines. The autonomous janitors can clean floors on their own even when customers are around, according to the San Diego-based startup.
Walmart has already been experimenting with automating the scanning of shelves for out-of-stock items and hauling products from storage for online orders. Advances in computer vision are also making it possible to use retail floor data to better understand consumer behavior, improve inventory tracking and even do away with checkout counters, as Amazon.com Inc. is trying to do with its cashierless stores. Brain's robots are equipped with an array of sensors that let them to[sic] gather and upload data.
"We can take anything that has wheels and turn it into a fully autonomous robot, provided that it can go slow and stopping is never a safety concern," said Brain Chief Executive Office Eugene Izhikevich. "And it's more than just navigation. It is to robots what Android operating system is to smartphones."
Amazon.com Inc. wants to sell alcohol at its planned new Amazon Go retail store in the Illinois Center. Seattle-based Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) applied for a liquor license from the city of Chicago this month, with "Amazon Retail Llc" applying for package goods liquor license at 111 E. Wacker Drive, floor 1, according to the city.
Amazon announced its fourth Chicago-area Amazon Go retail store earlier this month, planned for Illinois Center, with an opening set for early 2019. None of t...
European Council President Donald Tusk stated last week that the European Union will extend its existing economic sanctions on Russia this month. This decision is to be taken at a summit of EU leaders on Dec. 13-14. The EU measures against Russia's defense, energy and banking sectors should become another "punishment" for Moscow's role in the turmoil in Ukraine and the naval skirmish in the Sea of Azov.
Scientists can now discover how the fine details of gene activity differ from one cell type to another in a tissue sample, thanks to a technique invented by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers.
The technique, described in a paper published Oct. 15 in Nature Biotechnology, will enable biologists to better understand the distinct molecular workings of different cell types in the body. It may also enable the improved understanding and treatment of diseases caused by abnormal gene activity.
An individual gene can say different things, and the true meaning often requires listening to entire phrases, rather than single words, said senior study author Dr. Hagen U. Tilgner, assistant professor of neuroscience in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine. Our new method essentially allows us to record complete phrases, called isoforms, that each gene expresses in each cell.
From the Palm Beach Daily News: http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com:
Decorated former Palm Beach detective who led Epstein investigation dies at 50 By Ian Cohen, Jun 1, 2018 at 12:01 AM, Jun 1, 2018 at 3:32 PM
He solved murders, obtained confessions, worked overtime, fell in love and brought coworkers lunch.
And he still had time to crack some jokes.
Joseph Recarey, a former Palm Beach detective who had a knack for making others smile, who tackled the islands largest and most important investigations, and who cared deeply for his family and friends, died Friday, May 25, 2018, after a brief illness. He was 50.
In my opinion, an excellent police officer has to be a good person, said former Palm Beach Police Chief Michael Reiter. And Joe Recarey was among the best people I ever knew.
Recarey was born in Queens, N.Y., before coming to Florida with his family when he was 13. He lived in Royal Palm Beach and worked for the Palm Beach Police Department for more than 20 years beginning in 1991.
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Recarey was one of the most decorated police officers in the history of the department with more than 150 commendations, 11 officer-of-the-month awards and a 2013 Palm Beach Police Foundation Officer of the Year award, Reiter said. He worked in several units, including the Organized Crime Vice and Narcotics Unit and the Palm Beach County State Attorneys Public Integrity Unit. He was a lead detective in many major investigations, including the high-profile solicitation-of-minors case against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. https://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/more-jeffrey-epstein-sex-offender-case/FPRxsQ3kVz50vhyXtpfa4M/
He was one of the best police officers I ever had the pleasure of working with, said former chief and current Town Manager Kirk Blouin. Friends recalled Recarey as a relentless worker. Once, while working in the organized crime office, Recarey accumulated so many hours that other officers told him to take a week off, former Chief Dan Szarszewski said. Recarey went home, but soon he got a call from a witness. He was back working the next day.
He was an amazing man, said Mike Mason, one of Recareys closest fr...
In a mid-morning tweet referring to Roger Stones bombastic appearance on ABCs This Week, President Trump praised his longtime friend and advisors declaration that he would never testify against the President.
Stone has said for months that he refuses to bear false witness against Donald Trump and has slammed Muellers investigation as a witch-hunt and highly partisan affair. In the same segment, which aired Sunday morning, Stone reaffirmed his pardon push for Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey.
I will never testify against Trump. This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about President Trump. Nice to know that some people still have guts!
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018
He described the inquiries by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a legal proctological exam, that has endlessly harassed both his current and former associates. it is rumored that Stone has already spent over $500,000 in legal costs associated with the probe and could see those legal bills push over $1million. You can donate to Rogers defense fund by clicking here.
Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, InfoWars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, Fox News, and Australias New Dawn Magazine. Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida.
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From the Guardian: Seth Frotman, formerly of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, hopes new organization can succeed where officials failed.
The author writes, A combination of recent changes in Californias election rules have lengthened the ballot-counting process and upended traditional voting patterns in a year that Democrats captured a string of US House seats in the state. Suspicious Republicans have pointed a finger at the states dominant Democratic Party, suggesting the changes intentionally left Republicans at a disadvantage.
From the Wall Street Journal: Conclusion that Prince Mohammed bin Salman probably ordered killing relies in part on 11 messages he sent to adviser who oversaw hit squad around time it killed journalist.
The author writes, The Kentucky House Republican Leadership has fired a staffer who claims she was punished for reporting sexual harassment complaints against Republican members of the General Assembly.
As far as computer architectures go, ARM doesnt have anything to be ashamed of. Since nearly every mobile device on the planet is powered by some member of the reduced instruction set computer (RISC) family, theres an excellent chance these words are currently making their way to your eyes courtesy of an ARM chip. A userbase of several billion is certainly nothing to sneeze at, and thats before we even take into account the myriad of other devices which ARM processors find their way into: from kids toys to smart TVs.
ARM is also the de facto architecture for the single-board computers which have dominated the hacking and making scene for the last several years. Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, ODROID, Tinker Board, etc. If its a small computer that runs Linux or Android, it will almost certainly be powered by some ARM variant; another market all but completely dominated.
It would be a fair to say that small devices, from set top boxes down to smartwatches, are today the domain of ARM processors. But if were talking about what one might consider traditional computers, such as desktops, laptops, or servers, ARM is essentially a non-starter. There are a handful of ARM Chromebooks on the market, but effectively everything else is running on x86 processors built by Intel or AMD. You cant walk into a store and purchase an ARM desktop, and beyond the hackers who are using Raspberry Pis to host their personal sites, ARM servers are an exceptional rarity.
Or at least, they were until very recently. At the re:Invent 2018 conference, Amazon announced the immediate availability of their own internally developed ARM servers for their Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers. For many developers this will be the first time theyve written code for a non-x86 processor, and while some growing pains are to be expected, the lower cost of the ARM instances compared to the standard x86 options seems likely to drive adoption. Will this be the push ARM needs to finally break into the server and potentially even desktop markets? Lets take a look at what ARM is up against.
We're no longer supposed to examine the lives, characters or morals of our leaders. Only "honor their memory" and be "grateful for their service". History is presented to us, not as a series of choices made by people in power, but as a collection of inevitibilities. Consequences are tragic, but unavoidable. Like long-dead family squabbles - To dwell on them is unseemly, and to assign blame unfair.
The 69-year-old Dutch motivational speaker who fought to legally change his age so that he might fare better in the dating scene has had his case rejected by a court in the Netherlands. Self-proclaimed 'positivity coach' Emile Ratelband was frustrated by his lack of luck with the ladies in online dating, something which he attributed to his age. Thus began the legal case which garnered worldwide media attention and perhaps a few wry smiles at how audacious Ratelband's claim was; namely that he 'felt' 20 years younger and should therefore be allowed to legally change his age. "I say it's comparable because it has to do with my feeling, with respect about who I think ... I am, my identity," Rateband said. He argued that his appeal was in keeping with recent progressive policies and laws in which personal transformation and identification is afforded more freedom than ever before, including but not limited to, changing one's name or gender identity.
(Natural News) Nutmeg isnt just for pumpkin spice and eggnogs. In a study, researchers from the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica found that the spice which has a botanical name of Myristica fragrans can be used to improve blood clotting and even prevent diabetes. Researchers from the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica looked at the effects of nutmeg in
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(Natural News) People who are looking for natural alternatives to synthetic insecticides need not look any further than a gas found in the atmosphere. In a recent study, researchers from the Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado in Venezuela suggest using ozone, a naturally occurring gas in the stratosphere, to get rid of insect pests. Their findings, which appeared
(Natural News) Everybody knows that you are what you eat, but an interesting new study has discovered that eating less overall can directly impact how long you live. In fact, scientists have discovered that reducing calorie consumption leads to an almost linear increase in lifespan. This doesnt mean that we should all start starving ourselves
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The Chinese leaders one-week tour began on 15 November and included visits to Papua New Guinea, Brunei and the Philippines. These countries are situated in a region that has borne witness to clearly heightened tensions, on various fronts, between the two world powers, the USA and China.
The escalations are particularly noticeable on the backdrop of the slowdown in positive developments previously achieved on the Korean Peninsula. And although the inter-Korean dialogue continues (in guerilla warfare style), the two main players involved in the Korean issue (i.e. the United States and PRC) seemingly cannot find the answer to the question of what happens next.
It is difficult to envision positive developments in the northern part of a region engulfed in a power struggle between the USA and China, especially when tensions are escalating in its southern parts. A place, where the rivalry, between China and the US Australian tandem, to exert influence over the island states of the Pacific Ocean is becoming more noticeable.
An important step towards strengthening the position of Australia and the US in the region was the announcement that their joint military base is to be constructed in Papua New Guinea. The news came on the eve of Xi Jinpings arrival in its capital, Port Moresby.
The fact that the United States (together with Japan, Australia, and possibly India) started working on the planning stages of a project, meant to rival the New Silk Road, in recent months served as further proof of the worsening political climate in the region. Over the last few months, Western media outlets have not tired of reporting on the shortcomings of the Chinese initiative, which have allegedly become apparent in Malaysia and Pakistan.
Attempts are being made to pour new (trade and economic) wine into the old wineskins of the initiative to create the Asian NATO (with its core constituted by the USA, Japan, Australia and India). The wine is being used to try and win over the right, from China, to exert influence over the nations in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Brunei and the Philippines are among such countries.
Evidence of acute tensions, engulfing the region, came in both subtle and open, back and forth verbal attacks,...
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This week on Upzoned, we air a conversation Kea and Chuck recorded a couple weeks ago, about the indisputable biggest story in urbanist news in the past month: Amazon HQ2, or more accurately, Amazon HQ 2 through 4. Though the two of them have disagreed in the past on whether the nation's largest retailer is always a problem for cities, they both agree that the company's decision to locate in New York City, Northern Virginia and Nashvilleand more importantly, those places' decisions to court Amazon with massive tax subsidies in the first placereveals something pretty ugly about the state of economic development in our cities.
And it can't be explained by desperation for growth at any cost. New York City, says Chuck, is the last place that should ever have to pay a major corporation to locate there. Why would the city and state bend over backwards to lure Amazonwhat did they hope to gain? Was it simply that, in the words of Governor Andrew Cuomo, "We had to win"?
And what do better alternatives look like? Kea and Chuck discuss economic gardening, a bottom-up approach to economic development that is deeply promising and stands in dramatic contrast to the silver-bullet approach represented by the Amazon HQ2 contest.
Please accept our apologies for some slight problems with the audio on this recording.
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AUCKLAND - It has only been two weeks since the conclusion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, yet much has transpired to the dismay of host country Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guineas trajectory to this monumental event has been one involving great strides from the moment it secured the bid to host APEC in 2013.
In preparation for the summit, the PNG government stretched its expenditure to clean up the nations capital of Port Moresby a move to improve international perceptions that will eventually translate into investment opportunities.
One can see this clean-up in Port Moresby via newly sealed roads, the K145 million upgrade of Jacksons International Airport, and the extravagant APEC Haus and Convention Centre.
Not to mention the controversial boulevard consisting of a six-lane road, outside the National Parliament.
Prior to the 21 member states two-day meeting, Prime Minister Peter ONeill described the event as one that would place PNG on the world map by boosting tourism and lucrative resource project agreements.
These advantages could lead to more employment, especially in an economy where only 15 percent of the population are employed in the formal sector.
Additionally, there is an opportunity to tackle skills shortages within PNG.
Yet for all the economic advantages that await PNG, a myriad of issues continue to beset the country and this has been magnified through APEC.
The cost of rehabilitating PNGs waning image has ultimately placed the peoples needs on the backburner, even after Australias donation of $100 million and China giving $35 million.
Currently, polio has re-emerged with three new cases having been reported just last week, now bringing the total to 25 and one death so far.
Apart from polio, tuberculosis continues to be a formidable challenge for PNGs health system.
This is the bitter reality for most Papua New Guineans who lack access to basic health services.
While Port Moresby has new roads, much of the rural areas in PNG remain disconnected with services nowhere to be found.
Granted, if there are aid posts and clinics, it is likely that medicine is unavailable, as exemplified by prominent jou...
The Sacramento Countys Department of Human Assistance (DHA) is terminating its invasive automated license plate reader (ALPR) program, following an EFF investigation that found the agency was accessing driver data to investigate welfare recipients without enacting the basic civil liberties safeguards required by California law.
Over the last two years, DHA spent $10,000 to access a massive database of information about peoples driving patterns. Vigilant Solutions LEARN system includes billions of license plate scans, with time stamps and geolocation, collected by law enforcement agencies and private contractors using high-speed ALPR cameras. In addition to serving as a cloud storage service, LEARN also functions as an analytical tool that can be used to track vehicle owners in near real-time, reveal their travel history (such as where they park their cars), and identify cars that visit targeted locations. DHA does not own its own ALPR cameras, but instead has relied upon data shared by other entities to conduct benefits fraud investigations.
EFF exposed this location surveillance of low-income people in July, and the Sacramento Bee followed up with a report about it. Meanwhile, the Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations (CCWRO) demanded accountability from the county through a direct meeting and a formal letter.
As of Nov. 1 the agency cut off investigators from accessing the LEARN system. A single DHA staff member will have access to the system for auditing purposes until the contract with Vigilant Solutions expires in May 2019. The DHA director disclosed this good news in a letter to the CCWRO executive director, Kevin Aslanian.
A California state law passed in 2015 requires any agency that accesses ALPR data to implement a privacy and usage policy that is consistent with respect for individuals privacy and civil liberties. The policy must describe a process for regular audits. Also, agencies must document the purpose for every search of the data they conduct. EFF found that DHA fulfi...
Delighted to join the 43rd President and Jim Baker in welcoming the Saudi Crown Prince His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman and His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Salman to Texas. A wonderful chance to celebrate the long-standing friendship between our two nations. pic.twitter.com/282LAJqWpOGeorge Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) April 7, 2018
In a 1,035 to 720 vote, Columbia Universitys graduate student union has agreed to a bargaining framework with the universitys administration, a milestone victory in the unions nearly five-year campaign for recognition. The vote outcome, announced earlier this week, follows Columbias November 19 announcement that it would bargain with the union, ending long-standing efforts to halt graduate unionization on campus and in the courts. Columbias decision is the latestand one of the most notablein a string of concessions by university administrators at private institutions across the country. Its a wave of labor action that belongs to the Trump era: The NLRBs Columbia University ruling, extending bargaining rights to graduate workers at private universities...
By Clint Siegner JPMorgan Chase and a number of other bullion banks are in a whole lot of trouble. Evidence detailing years of rigging markets...
French President Emmanuel Macron will hold an emergency meeting of senior ministers on Sunday following the worst unrest Paris has seen in decades on Saturday. Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux told France's Europe 1 radio that a state of emergency may be imposed to prevent "serious outbursts of violence" after thousands of masked "Yellow Vest" protesters fought with police, and set fires to cars, houses and banks in the worst disturbances France's capital has seen since 1968, when Macron's wife was fifteen - the same age the French president was when they met. Griveaux had indicated the Macron administration was considering imposing a state of emergency. The president was open to dialogue, he said, but would not reverse policy reforms. "We won't change course. We are certain of that," he told Europe 1 radio. -Reuters
Trade war or not, one thing is clear, according to many experts: The global importance of the Chinese yuan seems destined to rise. Strategists and economists say flows in the currency will grow over the long term if China continues to gradually open its financial system and further pushes use of the yuan internationally. But it won't all be smooth sailing, and a gap in Chinese authorities' willingness to allow more funds into the country is likely to remain.
Climate campaigners welcomed what they saw as a "step forward" and "glimmer of hope" following the European Commission's announcement Wednesday that it had set a goal of 2050 to get to net zero climate emissions. But, they warned, the plan still doesn't go far enough to avert planetary crisis. "Going climate neutral is necessary, possible, and in Europe's interest," statedCommissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Caete. He added that it "is in Europe's interest to stop spending on fossil fuel imports and invest in meaningful improvements to the daily lives of all Europeans." The latest IPCC report, Arias Caete told reporters, was "a real wake-up call," and "today we are responding to this call."
Washington is Getting Dangerously Jumpy Author: Martin Berger Journal-NEO Against the backdrop of the constant hysteric propaganda against Russia and China being released by the MSM on the daily basis, the Military Times would reveal that nearly half of all current military...
Muslims arrive at Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound to perform the Friday prayer in Jerusalem on 26 October 2018 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency] MEMO | December 3, 2018 The UN General Assembly has apparently rejected any connection between Judaism and the Noble Sanctuary of Al-Aqsa. In a vote held on Friday, the General Assembly passed six resolutions condemning 
Qatar reported Dec. 3 it would withdraw from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries on Jan. 1, 2019, putting an end to its 57-year membership of the oil producers cartel. Qatar, which said it intends to focus on its natural gas production, made the announcement ahead of the Dec. 6 OPEC meeting.
Lynn Morris-Akinyemi, research analyst at Wood Mackenzie, said, The news should not come as a huge surprise. Qatar is OPECs smallest Middle East oil producer, and the groups fifth smallest producer overall. Its total 2018 oil production is estimated at 600,000-650,000 b/d, less than 2% of OPECs oil output.
Ann-Louise Hittle, vice-president, macro oils, said, Qatar has minimal spare capacity so its exit wont affect the volume of oil supply in the market during 2019 or risk OPECs goal of reducing output next year. However, it does come at a time when OPEC needs to hammer out a deal in the face of market scepticism in the cartels ability to control production.
More positive for OPEC is the statement from [Russian] President Vladimir Putin in Argentina at the G20 that Russia has agreed to cooperate with OPEC to ensure production restraint during 2019 as needed.
Hittle said, Rather than being a reaction to the 18-month long regional blockade against it, Qatars withdrawal is more likely a result of its effort to focus on its place as one of the worlds leading gas producers. The smaller nations of OPEC have a relatively quiet role in the groups decision-making and Qatar may also see that it has less to gain from its membership now that is not involved in the GCC.So this exit by Qatar has some political motivation. Qatar is not involved in the GCC?
As Dohas alienation from the GCC looks set to become permanent, it is pushed closer towards Iran, the closest Russia has to a t...
UKs support for Bahrains sham-elections emboldens the Gulf nation to continue intensifying its crackdown on civil rights with impunity.
The promising news of British academic Matthew Hedges release from detention in the UAE following a presidential pardon came only four days after he was handed a life sentence for arbitrary charges relating to espionage. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) demonstrated a swift and compassionate response to the PhD students plight and should be applauded for their efforts to reverse the unjust conviction.
Earlier this month, opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman also received a life sentence from another UK Gulf ally, Bahrain, for similarly bogus charges relating to espionage. Unfortunately for the prominent Bahraini political figure, a pardon was never in consideration.
The difference in approach is startling. The FCOs commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights is evidently contingent upon their strategic interests and political will. To western leaders, the need for allies to buy their weapons is infinitely more important than holding their allies accountable for crushing civil society at home or starving children to death in Yemen, among other ongoing human rights abuses. As long as the money is flowing, these abuses are not their problem.
Last weekend, elections were held in Bahrain for the Council of Representatives of Bahrains National Assembly, wherein 40 members were elected. These members hold legislative power and are similar to the UKs House of Commons. The crucial difference is that, in Bahrain, those elected cannot be members of the opposition.
FCO Minister Alistair Burt...
Two articles show how the debate over cannabis law reform is growing, with a referendum of some sort promised before or alongside the 2020 election. Newshub: Cannabis: Where is the data? (Joel Rindelaub): New Zealand is gearing up for a contentious cannabis conversation. Looking to temper the current NZ opinion, which according to recent polls 
On Tuesday, a Florida courtroom will hear Epstein's victims recall their accounts of being sexually abused Prince Andrew has been dragged back into the Jeffrey Epstein paedo scandal as a photo of him with an 'underage prostitute' has been listed as an exhibit at a new court case. On Tuesday, a Florida courtroom will hear the tragic stories of sexual abuse that US financier Epstein subjected his victims to. The Duke of York is photographed with his arm around Virginia Roberts' waist at a London townhouse in March 2001. Roberts who may be called as a witness at Palm Beach County Court this week, has claimed she was forced to have sex with Epstein and he "loaned [her] out" to perform sex acts for his wealthy pals.
5. Short video interview with Alex Tabarrok. Interesting throughout.
Dutch territory: This December its 10 years ago that 15 year old Alexis was shot dead by police in Athens. In this context and the month long revolt that followed a poster was made, printed and spread. We publish this article as part of our 10 years after police murder on Alexis series.
Originally published by Autonomen Den Haag. Translated by Enough is Enough.
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
You will find the all articles of our series 10 years after police murder on Alexis: here.
The poster is not only meant to commemorate Alexis but especially to spread the fire of the revolt and the power of self-government. Let the fire spread!
Below the text of the poster and above the possibility to download it:
On December 6, 2008 15 year old Alexis Grigoropoulos was shot dead by the fascist Greek police in the Exarchia district of Ahens. His death was the straw that broke the camels back for many youth in Greece. At the evening after his death a revolt started that lasted for one month across the country. massive demonstrations took place, heavy riots and a general insurrection.
The revolt eliminated the control by the state over certain districts and people found a new world in their hearts. Everday life was rejected a new life was started and build-up. Without any negotiation with the state of any demand to whatever politician. The apathy and despair that seem to dominate in the months before seem to have disappeared. People felt free to experiment with a free and solidary world.
Betweeen the petrol bombs and stones the Greek youth raised their voices: We are an image from the future. The future is unknown for everybody. Even for those who claim that they have made a plan, line or strategy for their perfect utopia. But during a revolt twilights and blurred images of what could be show up: fragments of....
Their strategy, while often electorally successful, is laying a foundation for weaker growth and higher levels of inequality across the worlds aging advanced economies. Debates about immigration are roiling the worlds democracies. In the run-up to the US midterm elections this year, President Donald Trump sought to rally his base by making an issue out of a caravan of impoverished Central Americans making its way on foot to the southern border. In the United Kingdom, warnings of imminent mass immigration of Turkish people contributed to the June 2016 vote in favor of leaving the European Union. In Italy, Hungary, Austria, and elsewhere, populists have tightened their grip on power by politicizing flows of migrants and asylum seekers from the Middle East and North Africa.
The bold moral leadership of newly elected members of Congress like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has me feeling more optimistic about our collective chances of averting climate breakdown than I have in years. But a whole lot of things need to happen very quickly if the political tide is going to shift in time including finding new ways to engage the public in this fight. In this hopeful moment, I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the few politicians who has consistently focused on this issue Sen. Bernie Sanders. We spoke at the Sanders Institute Gathering in Burlington, Vermont, this weekend.
Tonight, Sanders will host a town hall on climate change with guests, including Ocasio-Cortez, 350.org founder Bill McKibben, activist and Big Little Lies star Shailene Woodley, climate scientist Brenda Ekwurzel, activist and musician Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, and Mayor Dale Ross of deep-red Georgetown, Texas. The event will be streaming live in partnership with progressive media outlets, including The Intercept. You can watch on our Facebook page from 7-8:30 p.m.
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And yes, he protested during the anthem too. Via Daily Caller: The NFL is opening a second investigation into former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt for another suspected incident that allegedly took place in Ohio earlier this year. The incident purportedly happened this past June, when Hunt was visiting a resort in Ohio. 
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemns the "surrealism" informing the US' foreign policy after his American counterpart accuses Tehran of violating the very UN Security Council resolution that Washington is in breach of. "'Surrealism' is now the US' modus operandi in its foreign affairs," Zarif tweeted on Sunday. Earlier, Mike Pompeo had accused Tehran of testing a missile "capable of carrying nuclear warheads" in violation of Security Council Resolution 2231.
PORT MORESBY - I welcome finance secretary Ken Ngangans announcement of a public tender for APEC Authority assets, which is a step in the right direction after years of ONeill government deception and deceit about APEC, but is not enough.
Full accountability and transparency are required.
The problem is not confined to the sale of assets. It encompasses almost all aspects of the APEC Authority and government involvement in it. Indeed, the decision to hold a public auction of assets is only a small first step of many that need to be taken to lift the clouds of suspicion.
When the public tender goes ahead, it should be on the basis of a list and other vital details confirmed by an audit by the auditor-general.
The public has a right to know certain information such as the purchase price paid for each item, details of the supplier, invoices, proof of payment and the documents authorising procurement.
This is especially important in relation to the purchase of the Bentleys and Maseratis. Full disclosure is required by prime minister Peter ONeill, APEC minister Justin Tkatchenko and APEC Authority CEO Christopher Hawkins.
They must provide evidence of official authorisation of these purchases, by whom and whether a public tender was called as required by the APEC Authority Act.
Documentation for the sale of these cars should include evidence of the overseas remittances made for the purchases, as well as details of any commissions paid. Mr ONeill must table the NEC submissions and decisions on all APEC-related purchases.
The Bentleys were bought from a Kuala Lumpur company associated with Borneo Pacific and the prime ministers brewery venture, and the Maseratis were bought from a Sri Lankan company said to be associated with a government official.
Mr Tkatchenko publicly boasted that they were being sold to cover the APEC Authoritys costs, and that they are selling like hot cakes. Has money been paid to the APEC Authority to buy any of the Maseratis? Who by? Has the Malaysian associate paid for one of the Bentleys?
If full disclosure is not made, potential buyers cannot be sure of the legitimacy of their proposed purchases. Lack of clear title could put any purchases at risk of legal challenge. Without full disclosure the people cannot be sure they are getti...
Last month when the AMD Radeon RX 590 launched, it wasn't working on Linux to much surprise considering it's another Polaris refresh. Today there are new AMDGPU DRM kernel patches and firmware/microcode files that do allow the RX 590 now to work properly under Linux...
Political polls for the year havent shown any drastic changes, with Labour and National swapping the lead a few times after Labour had risen to be competitive late last year after the election. I presume there will be no more political polls for 2018. Colmar Brunton (for 1 News) are the only ones left doing 
The Chinese scientist who claimed to have created the world's first gene-edited babies, He Jiankui, is missing after his former employers denied that he was detained over the weekend, the South China Morning Post reports.A...
The parent firm of bling retailers Jared and Kay Jewelers has fixed a bug in the Web sites of both companies that exposed the order information for all of their online customers.
In mid-November 2018, KrebsOnSecurity heard from a Jared customer who found something curious after receiving a receipt via email for a pair of earrings hed just purchased as a surprise gift for his girlfriend.
Dallas-based Web designer Brandon Sheehy discovered that slightly modifying the link in the confirmation email he received and pasting that into a Web browser revealed another customers order, including their name, billing address, shipping address, phone number, email address, items and total amount purchased, delivery date, tracking link, and the last four digits of the customers credit card number.
Sheehy said after discovering the weakness, his mind quickly turned to the various ways that crooks might exploit it.
My first thought was they could track a package of jewelry to someones door and swipe it off their doorstep, he said. My second thought was that someone could call Jareds customers and pretend to be Jared, reading the last four digits of the customers card and saying thered been a problem with the order, and if they could get a different card for the customer they could run it right away and get the order out quickly. That would be a pretty convincing scam. Or just targeted phishing attacks.
Concerned that his own information was similarly exposed, Sheehy contacted Jared parent company Signet Jewelers and asked them to fix the data exposure. When several weeks passed and Sheehy could still view his information and that of other Jared customers, he reached out to KrebsOnSecurity.
Scott Lancaster, chief information security officer at Signet, said the company did fix the problem for all future orders shortly after receiving a customers complaint. But Lancaster said Signet neglected to remedy the data exposure for all past orders until contacted by KrebsOnSecurity.
When a customer first brought this matter to our attention in early November, we fixed it for all new orders going forward, Lancaster said. But we didnt notice at the time that this applied to all past orders as well as future orders.
Lancaster said the problem affected only orders made online through jared.com and kay.com, and that the weakness was not present on the sites of the companys other jew...
November 27, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - The right wing Ecuadorean government of President Moreno continues to churn out its production line of fake documents regarding Julian Assange, and channel them straight to MI6 mouthpiece Luke Harding of the Guardian. Amazingly, more Ecuadorean Government documents have just been discovered for the Guardian, this time spy agency reports detailing visits of Paul Manafort and unspecified Russians to the Embassy. By a wonderful coincidence of timing, this is the day after Mueller announced that Manaforts plea deal was over. The problem with this latest fabrication is that Moreno had already released the visitor logs to the Mueller inquiry. Neither Manafort nor these Russians are in the visitor logs.
I just love it when the reductionists are wrongagain. I can not help myself. bigsmile
University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have found revolutionary evidence that an evolutionary phenomenon at work in complex organisms is at play in their single-celled counterparts, too.
Species most often evolve through DNA mutations inherited by successive generations. A few decades ago, researchers began discovering that multicellular species can also evolve through epigenetics: traits originating from the inheritance of cellular proteins that control access to an organisms DNA, rather than genetic changes.
Because those proteins can respond to shifts in an organisms environment, epigenetics resides on the ever-thin line between nature and nurture. Evidence for it had emerged only in eukaryotes, the multicellular domain of life that comprises animals, plants and several other kingdoms.
Former FBI Director James Comey said Sunday he plans to sit down with lawmakers this week behind closed doors, asking the court to withdraw his motion to halt their subpoena. GOP chairmen, who are about to lose power in the new Congress in January, have been trying to bring Mr. Comey to Capitol Hill to explain his decisions related to the 2016 election, particularly investigations into Hillary Clinton's use of her personal email and the probe into Russian activities during the campaign.
President urged international organizations to
continue their joint work for the release and return to Ukraine of
all the Kremlins captives, 3 December 2018 11:03
President Petro Poroshenko urged international organizations to continue their joint work for the release and return to Ukraine of all the Kremlins captives.
Ukraine will continue to do everything to return all hostages from the occupied Donbas and the illegally annexed Crimea, all political prisoners held illegally in Russian prisons as soon as possible. Again, taking advantage of the opportunity, I call on all human rights organizations, Governments and international organizations to work together to achieve this goal, he said during a speech at the Forum 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: An Agenda for Ukraine.
Petro Poroshenko also stressed that after...
The word for today is obfuscate (verb) 1. To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand. 2. To render indistinct or dim; darken. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : 1530s, from Latin obfuscatus, past participle of obfuscare to darken, from ob in front of, before + fuscare  The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
NATO Foreign Ministers to address key security
03 Dec. 2018 , Last updated: 03 Dec. 2018 11:44
NATO Foreign Ministers are meeting this week to address a wide range of security challenges, including Russias destabilising behaviour, violent extremism in the Middle East and North Africa and continuing instability in Afghanistan.
On Tuesday (4 December 2018), Allies will meet with two of NATOs closest partners, Georgia and Ukraine. They both face serious security challenges from Russia, and we will continue to give both countries practical and political support, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. In view of Russias use of military force against Ukraine near the Sea of Azov, NATO Allies have called on Russia to release the Ukrainian sailors and ships it seized, and to allow freedom of navigation and unhindered access to Ukrainian ports.
NATO Foreign Ministers will also discuss the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. This Treaty eliminated an entire category of weapons, but it has been put in jeopardy by Russia, said the Secretary General. He noted that Russia has developed, produced and deployed a new missile, which could reach European cities with little or no warning. Mr. Stoltenberg added that the United States is in full compliance with the INF Treaty. There are no new US missiles in Europe, but there are new Russian missiles, he said.
Ministers will hold a separate session on challenges coming from the Middle East and North Africa. They are expected to discuss NATOs support to partners in the region. We will discuss Iraq, where we are helping train local forces, and our experts are helping set up defence education facilities, said the Secretary General.
On Wednesday (5 December), NATO Foreign Ministers will hold a meeting on the Western Balkans, joined by European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini. They will discuss Skopjes progress towards NATO membership and the next steps in developing the Alliances relationship with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ministers are expected to endorse NATOs readiness to accept Bosnias first Annual National Programme. This is an important tool, which can help the country implement political, economic and defence reforms, said Mr. Stoltenberg.
The Ministerial will conclude with a meeting of all nations contributing to the Resolute Support training mission in Afghanistan. We must continue to ensure that the country never again becomes a safe haven for international terrorists, said the Secretary General. He noted that NATO has stepped up its support to Afghanistan, with more forces and funding. https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_161043.htm
Trump or Seasonality: Which One is Going to Prevail in the Dollars Late Year Surge? Author Dimitri Speck Acting-Man A Plethora of Headaches We hope the recent market turmoil is not giving our readers too much of a headache. As you...
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Earlier on Monday journalist Paul Sperry released a report accusing Robert Mueller of withholding evidence from the court that would exonerate President Trump from the latest accusations of Russian collusion during the 2016 election.
Mueller lied to the court!
Shouldnt he serve time for this?
Author Jerome Corsi filed a criminal complaint against Special Counsel Robert Mueller for his attempts to seek false testimony against President Trump.
Conservative author Jerome Corsi on Monday filed a criminal and ethics complaint against Special Counsel Robert Muellers team, accusing investigators of trying to bully him into giving false testimony against President Trump.
The complaint, which Corsi had threatened for days, is the latest escalation between Muellers team and its investigation targets.
The 78-page document, asserting the existence of a slow-motion coup against the president, was filed to a range of top law enforcement officials including Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, D.C.s U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu and the Bar Disciplinary Counsel.
Dr. Corsi has been criminally threatened and coerced to tell a lie and call it the truth, the complaint states.
Corsi, who wrote the anti-President Obama book The Obama Nation and is connected with political operative Roger Stone, has claimed for the past week that he was being improperly pressured by Muellers team to strike a plea deal which he now says he wont sign.
IN PROGRESS TIA [September 24, Confidential 10] TNWG [October 22, Confidential 10, Concluded] RNR [December 3, Confidential 10] Nominated Groups: CJ UUT IGE FIRE-EARTH Presentation: Oh, What a Mess! [Prepared by FIRE-EARTH Science Teams and affiliated scientists.] Presentation available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. FIRE-EARTH Top Ten Alerts All Groups Latest FIRE-EARTH DIRECTIVES, ALERTS, FORECASTS, BULLETINS and 
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Last week, prosecutors announced they would be charging former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor with intentional second-degree murder for the death of holistic doctor, Justine Ruszczyk Damond in July of 2017. RELATED STORY: Unintended Holistic Doctor Death Series: Over 90 Dead At the time, Noor admitted to shooting the Australian woman multiple times but said it 
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Some things in our world are so terrible that no one wants to talk about them, much less try to do anything about them. Nearing the top of this list is international child trafficking, and shockingly, millions of children are sold into slavery each year, with many of them being used for sexual exploitation.
People dont realize it, but there is more slavery in the world today than at any other time in human history. And while law enforcement agencies do play a major role in stopping this type of crime, very few people have the skills, courage and experience to take on the mission of rescuing children whove been stolen for sex slavery.
The Global Slavery Index 2018 estimates that on any given day in 2016 there were 403,000 people living in conditions of modern slavery in the United States, a prevalence of 1.3 victims of modern slavery for every thousand in the country. [Source]
Former DHS special agent and author Tim Ballard created Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) after being inspired to help a Haitian man find his kidnapped son. Ballards story is recounted in his acclaimed book, Slave Stealers: True Accounts of Slave Rescues Then and Now.
The thing is, it takes money to rescue these children, and of all the potential donors in this world, Ballard has found an extraordinary benefactor in the motivational speaker,...
That quantum mechanics is a successful theory is not in dispute. It makes astonishingly accurate predictions about the nature of the world at microscopic scales. What has been in dispute for nearly a century is just what its telling us about what exists, what is real. There are myriad interpretations that offer their own take on the question, each requiring us to buy into certain as-yet-unverified claims hence assumptions about the nature of reality.
Now, a new thought experiment is confronting these assumptions head-on and shaking the foundations of quantum physics. The experiment is decidedly strange. For example, it requires making measurements that can erase any memory of an event that was just observed. While this isnt possible with humans, quantum computers could be used to carry out this weird experiment and potentially discriminate between the different interpretations of quantum physics.
Every now and then you get a paper which gets everybody thinking and discussing, and this is one of those cases, said Matthew Leifer, a quantum physicist at Chapman University in Orange, California. [This] is a thought experiment which is going to be added to the canon of weird things we think about in quantum foundations.
Hundreds of thousands of French citizens enter their third week of fiery Yellow Vest protests reportedly sparked by a series of fuel price increases that began in 2017 the next planned increase set to go live on January 1st, 2019.
Short videos like the one posted below are all over Twitter:
This is France right now. Youve heard media rip Trump for having a mid 40s approval rating yet theyve celebrated Macron like hes a beloved world leader when he has a 27% approval and his country is rioting. The media may love him but the people dont. pic.twitter.com/xVqZNXlCQq
Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) December 3, 2018
Frances President Emmanuel Macron, seen by many as the billionaire bankers choice, now has an approval rating plummeting towards 20%. The following report is an overview of the latest developments provided by SouthFront.
A demonstrator walks past a fire during a protest of Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) against rising oil prices and living costs on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, on December 1, 2018. (Photo by Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT/AFP)
For the third Saturday in a row, on December 1st, there were protests throughout France.
The protests began on November 17th, hundreds of thousands French citizens took to the streets all around the country, initially protesting sharp fuel hikes on fuel and diesel levied to reduce emissions and push people toward more environmentally friendly vehicles.
A tax, which was approved in 2017 raised the fuel price by 7.6 cents per liter on diesel and 3.9 per liter on fuel. In addition to another increase in October 2018, citizens finances were hit hard. There is also another increase planned to take place on January 1st, 2019 a further 6.5 cents per lite...
Its time to get in at a great price and theres a low-risk, high-reward potential way to do it right now. For months, ever since I alerted that cryptocurrencies have peaked and that were looking for a 50%-80% smash to come (this was back in February), Ive been waiting for signs of a bottom.
There are plenty of facts to back up the case for an imminent crypto rebound. If you had gotten into cryptocurrencies when we started alerting on them, you would still be way, way up in your position even with the 2018 crypto correction factored into the equation.
Cryptocurrencies have a history of crashes and recoveries just like other asset classes, but on an accelerated timeline. Youre getting all of the ups and downs that youd expect to see in any investment class (stocks, real estate, commodities, etc.), except its moving at a faster pace.
Bitcoin is considered the mothership of cryptocurrencies. Looking back at the price action of BTC over the long-term, we can see that Bitcoin has staged numerous full recoveries from corrections at least 11 prior to the current one:
Courtesy: Pension Partners, Charlie Bilello
Without exception, BTC recovered all losses from past corrections and then reached new all-time highs, handsomely rewarding patient and level-headed investors. Even if the current decline were to exceed -80%, Bitcoin historians can cite multiple times where the price has staged a full recovery from a drop of that magnitude.
Other major cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum, have experienced corrections and recoveries largely in tandem with Bitcoin. Future Money Trends views price drops as reasons to buy, not sell, when the asset has a groundbreaking and game-changing technology a...
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BUSU Two of my former classmates and I from Busu Secondary School in Lae shared an adventure with our former English teacher Mrs Bailey recently.
Together with the five students from the Grade 11 tourism class, which Mrs Bailey teaches, and a UPNG medical student, the three of us - Komuna Karo, Kimson Giyactulu and I embarked on an awareness-raising expedition to the people of Gobadik in the Nabak area of Morobe Province.
(Mrs Bailey is seen here speaking to the villagers.)
The purpose of the trip was to explain to the people about two matters - tourism and APEC.
Our team left Busu Secondary School just before one oclock in bright sunny weather. We travelled along a mountainous track which my friend Komuna explained had been built in colonial days by a Western logging company. In fact, we were heading to his village.
Arriving at Gobadic Lutheran parish church, we greeted the pastor, local village leaders and others and gathered everyone in the meeting house.
The villagers listened attentively as the tourism students took the stage with their teacher and introduced the program.
They said that tourism is a sustainable industry meaning it can preserve cultural practices (languages, songs, handicraft, cooking) and the environment (plants, endangered species, rivers, caves) while also generating revenue for government and local people.
The students described the methods involved in nourishing the tourism industry especially on hosting an influx of tourists within the simplicity of a village.
The first method involves secure and safe communities. This encourages people to have a friendly attitude which will create an environment conducive for tourists. Security is paramount. Visitors need to be taken care of and walk freely during a visit to a remote place.
Another very important aspect in this industry is accommodation. Guesthouses, lodges and motels all play their role. If a scenic site is located in a village like Gobadic, then guest houses or a motel must be built in order to cater for visiting tourists with revenue being the expected outcome.
Food is important. In this respect traditional Papua New Guinean recipes like igir, tongton, nangu and banana cake. When tourists try these traditional foods, they pay f......
A growing number of Democrats in the US Congress are hoping to create a new set of policies which would trigger a rapid decarbonisation of the US economy. They have labelled the plan as the green new deal.
The proposed policy would, say its advocates, be in-line with the speed and scale of changes that would be required to meet the Paris Agreements aspirational goal of limiting warming to below 1.5C by the end of the century.
While its details are still amorphous, the green new deal envisions massive-scale public investments in energy and efficiency measures, aiming to fully decarbonise the US electricity sector and much of the rest of the economy by the year 2030.
A number of Democrats, led by representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New Yorks 14th congressional district, are advocating for the creation of a select committee for a green new deal that would work to develop a detailed plan to decarbonise the US economy. The goal would be to have a plan of action in place by 2020, which could be quickly implemented if Democrats take both the Senate and presidency in the 2020 elections.
The proposed goals of the green new deal reflect the vast scale of changes needed in the near future to put the US on a path to help limit global warming to below 1.5C. It is an attempt to move the Democratic platform toward ambitious climate action.
However, it is also facing pushback from more centrist members of the caucus who argue that the goals may be too ambitious and that the focus should be on potential near-term bipartisan solutions.
The idea of a large-scale public investment in mitigating greenhous...
Press TV December 3, 2018 Iran has voiced its objection to a US-drafted resolution condemning the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, saying the Islamic Republic would do its utmost to prevent its ratification at the United Nations General Assembly. In a telephone conversation with Head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh on Monday, Iranian Foreign 
Chinas growth into the worlds second-largest economy is being evaluated by all the corporate media, reflecting debates in U.S. ruling circles and the U.S. top military command. They are forced to admit that most of their hopes and dreams that the Chinese government could be easily overwhelmed, and that Wall Street would find an open road into China, are now dashed by the reality of a stable government that seems to have wide mass support and growing prosperity. The New York Times Sunday edition ran a 20-page special supplement titled China Rules on Nov. 25. It begins with the admission: The West was certain China would fail. Government-controlled economies stifle growth. Oppression smothers innovation. The Internet is an untamable force. A new middle class will demand a vote.
By Rabia al-Madhoun, Translated by Paul Starkey
264 pp. Hoopoe $18.95
To be Palestinian in Israel is to inhabit an oxymoronic existence: simultaneously at home and in exile. Which is more painful: to be forced to abandon your homeland, or to remain, watching strangers erase all traces of your culture and history?
This dilemma forms the crux of Rabai al-Madhons Fractured Destinies, a nested narrative tracing the interconnected stories of the Dahman family. Walid, born in al Majdal Asqualan but raised in a refugee camp in Gaza, has returned from his emigre life in London with his wife Julie, who hopes to return her Palestinian-Armenian mothers ashes home to Acre. Meanwhile, in Jaffa, Walids cousin Jinin wrangles with her husband Bassim, who chafes at his inability to gain residency. Jinnin is writing (and Walid reading) a novel about her father Mahmoud Dahman, known as The Remainer for his refusal to leave after the Nakba, a decision which has earned him both praise and scorn. Al-Madhouns characters all grapple with the question: who is at home and who is in exile?
The novel unfolds in four movements, slipping back and forth in time and occasionally veering into a fantasy future, when Israel has become a homeland for everyone. (p. 234) As Walid and Julie travel through Jerusalem, Haifa, and Al-Majdal; Julie, the only one of the characters to have been raised abroad, is enchanted by the beauty of the land, but fails to appreciate Walids sharp discomfort and anger at its creeping Judaization( p. 30); street signs emphasizing the Jewish history of neighborhoods with no acknowledgement of their former Palestinian inhabitants; a door dotted with holes, just as the geography of Palestine is dotted with Jewish settlements. (p. 65)
Likewise, Jinnin and Bassim struggle to find common ground. Bassim has an American...
Syrian Army has killed over 270 Daesh terrorists during an offensive in Syrian Al-Suwayda province, the command of the Russian forces in Syria reported. Russian Defence Ministry reported that Syrian Army has killed over 270 Daesh terrorists and seized a huge stockpile of foreign weapons, including 12 TOW missiles, during offensive in Syrian's Al-Suwayda province. "During the operation, more than 270 militants were killed, a large stockpile of weapons of foreign production, munitions, shells, mines, including 12 [US-made] TOW anti-tank guided missiles, were seized," Oleg Makarevich said. He noted that the majority of militants came to the province from the area of At-Tanf, where a US military base is located.
Police in Ogun State have arrested a 38-year-old butcher, Shina Kasali, for allegedly beating his wife, Sofiat, to death. The suspect and the victim were said to have had a minor disagreement at their residence in Abosule area of Agbado in Ifo Local Government Area of the state. It was learnt that the resultant argument 
I came to Jasbir Puars The Right to Maim: Debility| Capacity| Disability just as I was wrapping my head around Afro-pessimism, and specifically the claim by some of its proponents (see for instance this interview with Frank Wilderson) that any meaningful comparison (and by extension abiding solidarity) between Palestinians and black populations is at its crux misguided. This comes from the belief that the regime of violence that subsumes Black bodies is different from the regime of violence that subsumes hyper-exploited colonial subalterns, exploited workers and other oppressed peoples. I found this provocative, but also deeply unsettling: does the condition of blackness preclude worthwhile parallels from being drawn with those suffering under a brutal settler colonial occupation with no respite in sight? Indeed, does the mass incarceration of black bodies in the US not face its equal in Gaza the worlds largest open-air prison, as the common refrain is wont to remind us or is blackness antithetical to humanity whilst indigeneity can still be, albeit conditionally, enfolded within humanity?
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On Thursday Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his band of angry Democrats dropped a bomb on President Trump on his way to Argentina for critical talks with global leaders.
Former Trump Attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to the Mueller special counsel.
President Trump proceeded to Argentina for the G20 where he signed the historic USMCA with Mexico and Canada to replace Nafta and then later held very successful talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on trade relations.
On Monday we learned that Mueller withheld exculpatory evidence from the court to exonerate President Trump.
Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time. You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term? He makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself, and get..
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018
.his wife and father-in-law (who has the money?) off Scott Free. He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence.
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018
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A 74-year-old woman was sleeping near her newly-acquired handgun when she heard a burglar breaking into her home in the middle of the night.
The Department of State Services (DSS) earlier today paraded before journalists one Amina Mohammed, who was alleged to used the Office of the Wife of the President, to defraud her unsuspecting victim of a whopping N150 million. The DSS said the suspect had posed as the First Lady of Kogi State, Hajiya Rashida Bello, to 
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This 3 December 2018 video says about itself:
Can you find dinosaur fossils in Ireland?
Dinosaurs existed for over 170 million years and lived all over the Earth. You might expect to find fossil evidence of them everywhere you look, but only two dinosaur fossils have been found in Ireland.
Dr Mike Simms, Senior Curator of Natural History at National Museums Northern Ireland, explains why.
The Best EDC Bags for Everyday Emergencies by Charles Yor The Survivalist Blog Selecting and equipping yourself with the perfect EDC load is a source of joy and frustration for many preppers, in equal measure. Trying to find the just-right...
Via: MSN: Robots are coming to a Walmart Inc. near you, and not just as a gimmick. The worlds largest retailer is rolling out 360 autonomous floor-scrubbing robots in some of its stores in the U.S. by the end of the January, it said in a joint statement with Brain Corp., which makes the machines. 
Prince Andrew has been dragged into Jeffrey Epstein pedophile scandal as pic of him with underage victim is listed as exhibit at new court case.
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Statement about an action to commorate Alexis in Amsterdam during the weekend. We publish this article as part of our 10 years after police murder on Alexis series.
Originally published by Indymedia NL. Translated by Enough is Enough. Image above: Text of the banner is: These nights are for Alexis! For the revolt!
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
You will find the all articles of our series 10 years after police murder on Alexis: here.
During the weekend several banners were hung up in the city center of Amsterdam. The banners had slogans in the context of Alexis, who was killed by Greek police 10 years ago.
This December 10 years have past since Alexis Grigoropoulos was shot dead in Athens. After Alexis was murdered a revolt started across Greece that lasted for one month.
On the places where the banners were hanging hundreds of leaflets against prsisons and in solidarity with anarchist and insurrectionary prisoners were spread.
Earlier a text and a poster about the murder of Alexis and the following revolt was published: https://enoughisenough14.org/2018/12/03/netherlands-poster-10-years-after-the-greek-revolt/
For the revolt!
For a black December!
These nights are for Alexis....
For the past two years openDemocracy has been tracking down the secretive, wealthy donors trying to influence British politics unseen.
It started with the Democratic Unionist Party. We forced them to confess that a huge Brexit donation had come via a secretive group in Glasgow. We showed that the chair of that group was connected to the former head of Saudi intelligence and to a Danish man involved in gun-running in India.
We travelled round Northern Ireland and the west of Scotland, banging on doors and meeting sources, but were blocked at every turn. BBC Northern Ireland picked up the story and followed it to Kiev. We still dont know for sure where this cash came from, but we did help force a change in the law, so this could never happen again.
Then there were the Scottish Tories. We showed that a huge portion of their surge in 2016 was funded by money from secretive sources, and eventually got one of those groups fined. An independent Scottish media organisation, The Ferret,...
By Amanda Froelich
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour.
When Blake scribed this poem, he likely knew that because everything is connected, it is a reflection of everything else. Therefore, you can see the beauty of heaven in a wildflower, as well as in a tiny grain of sand. If you seek additional evidence, look to Dr. Gary Greenbergs work.
Greenberg is a fascinating individual. Until the age of 33, he worked as a photographer and filmmaker. But then, he moved from LA to London and earned a Ph.D. in biomedical research. His curiosity for the natural world and his background in photography led him to develop the high-definition 3D microscope. As a result, he now has 18 patents under his name.
With the invention, Greenberg can photograph grains of sand up to 300x magnification. The photographs reveal that even minute aspects of Creation are beautiful. Just perhaps, Blake was onto something
Interview with an Agarthan Royal Part
December 3, 2018
Source: Golden Age of Gaia | By Steve Beckow
Another view of Mt. Shasta with cloudships
(Continued from Part 2, yesterday.)
Interview with Sharula Dux by Joanna Cherry (Continued)
Joanna Cherry: Are there others from Telos up here with us?
Sharula Dux: Yes, people from all subterranean cities have merged with life on the surface, to benefit both civilizations. Some of them are well known.
JC: How does a Telosian come to the surface?
SD: There are three ways. There are entrances on Mt. Shasta, with holographic screening devices to make them invisible from the outside. If somebody wants to enjoy the stars or wander a bit on the mountain, hell use these.
The second way is to take a tube, such as to Los Angeles or another subterranean city of the Agartha network. And finally, you can take a scout ship, one of the smaller space ships we have.
JC: So some of those ships we see are yours?
SD: Yes, we call them the Silver Fleet. Along with the scout ships, we have three large mother ships. When the mother ships come outthe mountain opens physically...
Almost. He had his 15 minutes, and then he was supposed to just fade away, but apparently his disappearance from public life is going to be preceded by setting himself on fire and taking a swan dive into a giant pool of explosive sewage. His self-indulgent lifestyle is about to implode.
The scale of Milo Yiannopouloss financial problems have been laid bare in an extensive tranche of documents seen today by HOPE not hate. The financial documents reveal that the once-darling of the Alt-Lite has racked up personal debts to the tune of $496,000, a figure that has included $47,499.63 owed on his credit card and $20,000 to the jewellers Cartier.
However, Yiannopoulos financial problems could be far worse, with one document suggesting he owes $1,600,000 to Milo Inc. alone. On top of this is $400,000 owed to his former partners the Mercer Family and $153,215 to the law firm Meister Seelig & Fein for charges related to his now dropped legal case against the publisher Simon and Schuster.
Im kind of impressed, actually. He believed his own hype and just went nuts, and now its time to pay the piper, which he cant, because he has no talent or skills.
One can only hope that all the narcissistic alt-righters and Intellectual Dark Web preeners meet a similar fate, although I doubt any of the others were quite so extravagantly profligate.
After publishers sued Sci-Hub, Russian ISPs are now preventing users from accessing the valuable scientific data repository and paywall killer.
WATCH LIVE: NASAs Osiris-REx spacecraft is expected to arrive at a 1,640-foot wide, carbon-rich asteroid named Bennu to collect and return samples in hopes of learning more about the origins of life on Earth and perhaps elsewhere in the solar system.
Via: Defense One: How do you detect submarines in an expanse as large as the ocean? The U.S. military hopes that common marine microorganisms might be genetically engineered into living tripwires to signal the passage of enemy subs, underwater vessels, or even divers. Its one of many potential military applications for so-called engineered organisms, a 
So here we are with a pathetic Trump outclassed at the G-20, a meeting he should dominate but instead is ushered around like a child, given poor earpieces and looking a little lost. Hes only allowed to have one meeting of note by his handlers, with Chinas Xi Jinping..Trumps folding on meeting Putin is the final nail in his presidencys coffin. Hes not even allowed to make statements on this issue anymore. Thats for Sarah Sanders, Mike Pomposity and John Bolt-head to do.
An Osun Magistrates Court sitting in Ile-Ife, on Monday, ordered that a clergyman, Isaac Agboola, 50, charged with alleged N14 million, be remanded in prison pending written bail application. Magistrate Muhibah Olatunji , ordered Agboolas counsel, Mr Ben Adirieje, to file a written application and adjourned the case until Dec. 17. Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp 
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A middle-aged man, who is yet to be identified, was on Monday ran over by a train at the Phikwore Area of Kubwa, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the victim, who left a suicide note, was sighted lying down on the rail track waiting 
According to speculations in mainstream media outlets, peace talks between Ansar Allah (also known as the Houthis) and representatives of the Saudi-UAE-led coalition may start this week, in particular on December 5. Ahead of the talks, which still remain in question, Ansar Allah declared that the movement will not participate in any kind of negotiations if there are preconditions from the Saudi-UAE-led coalition.
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Its a rare game that is able to bridge the gap between sports game fans and those that identify as hardcore gamers. Midway was able to bring those two groups onto common ground when they released NBA Jam to arcades in 1993. The game was an instant hit and was ported to 16-bit home consoles that same year. Compromises were made during those ports, so an attempt to make them more inline with the arcade release came in the form of NBA Jam: Tournament Edition a year later. However, in the heart of [eskayelle] NBA Jam: TE on the Super Nintendo didnt go far enough. Now they have released a ROM hack that completely reworks NBA Jam: TE, and its called the Double Z Mod.The original NBA Jam ball (courtesy of Steve Lin)
The concept behind the ROM hack was to bring about the NBA Jam game that fans deserved. All facets of pop culture from the early 90s were mixed in (not just former Presidents). According to the ROM hacks notes, some of the things that were packed into the mod include:
Assets from the or...
We are far off course, the development guru Jeffrey Sachs laments in his new book. The curmudgeonly geo-strategist John Mearsheimer agrees: Something went badly wrong. So does Stephen Walt, the dissenting realist at Harvards John F. Kennedy School of Government. Pursuing liberal hegemony did not make the United States safer, stronger, more prosperous, or more popular, Walt concludes. On the contrary, Americas ambitious attempt to reorder world politics undermined its own position, sowed chaos in several regions, and caused considerable misery in a number of other countries.
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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday said aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state who defected to the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) have his blessings. Amosun also declared that those who attempted to subvert the will of people of the state by imposing candidates on the APC will be 
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In 2014, Ukraine was under siege and the military was unprepared. Desperate, the government urged anyone to get to the front and fight the Russian-backed separatists. As the war drags on, Ukraine claims their military is now in control and the volunteers have all been disbanded. But we tracked down some rogue volunteers still out there fighting, not prepared to hand over their weapons anytime soon.
Adding to NVIDIA's busy Monday morning of announcing the TITAN RTX and open-sourcing PhysX, they also shipped their latest Vulkan beta driver support for Windows and Linux...
When they cant find the crimes, they make them up. Via Fox News: Conservative author Jerome Corsi on Monday filed a criminal and ethics complaint against Special Counsel Robert Muellers team, accusing investigators of trying to bully him into giving false testimony against President Trump. The complaint, which Corsi had threatened for days, is the 
Remember when I
wrote about the 13-stop North American tour that Bill and
Hillary Clinton were going to make where people were charged pricey
amounts to watch them talk on stage, though if you were willing to
fork out even more hundreds dollars, you could also get a brief
meet-and-greet with them? I wondered at that time whether we hadnt
had our fill of the Clintons and whether enough people would be
willing to pay such amounts.
It looks like my skepticism was warranted. Maureen Dowd, a columnist for the New York Times (whose awfulness in that role is partly masked because of even worse columnists like Thomas Friedman) was one of those who (or at least her paper) shelled out big bucks for a ticket and now feels that she should have held out for discounted tickets.
Im looking around Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and its a depressing sight. Its two-for-the-price-of-one in half the arena. The hockey rink is half curtained off, but even with that, organizers are scrambling at the last minute to cordon off more sections behind thick black curtains, they say due to a lack of sales. I paid $177 weeks in advance. (I passed on the pricey meet-and-greet option.) On the day of the event, some unsold tickets are slashed to single digits.
I get reassigned to another section as the Clintons audience space shrinks. But even with all the herding, Im still looking at large swaths of empty seats and I cringe at the thought that the Clintons will look out and see that, too. It was only four years ago, after all, that Canadians were clamoring to buy tickets to see the woman who seemed headed for history.
Dowd wonders what made the Clintons decide on this plan.
It cant be the money at this point. Have they even spent all the Goldman gold yet? Do they want to swim in their cash like Scrooge McDuck?
What scares me the most is Hillarys smug certainty of her own virtue as she has become greedy and how typical that is of so many chic liberals who seem unaware of their own greed, Charlie Peters, the legendary liberal former editor of The Washington Monthly, told me. They dont really face the complicity of whats happened to the world, how selfish weve become and the horrible damage of screwing the workers and causing this resentment that the Republicans found a way of tapping into. He ruefully worries about the Obamas in this regard, too.
I think that Hillary Clinton may well r...
This is in a nutshell, and we really should take a much more profound look but thats another chapter, what has changed the news, and what will keep on changing it until the truth sets us all free. This is what drives outlets like CNN, the New York Times and the Guardian today, because it provides them with readers and viewers. Which they would not have if they didnt conduct a 24/7 war on a set list of topics they know their audience cant get enough of. For these outlets, there are are three targets: Assange, Putin and Trump. And its especially the alleged links between the three that gets media -and politicians- excited, because if such links exist, the case against the individual targets is greatly reinforced. Trump can be portrayed in a much more damaging light if hes painted off as Putins stooge, Putin becomes an enemy of America, Britain and the EU is hes deciding elections in these countries (and poisoning people), and Assange can really only be set in a negative light if he aids and abets both of them.
By Philip Giraldi | American Herald Tribune | December 3, 2018 There has been another defenestration of a television-based political commentator for touching the only real electrified third rail remaining in reporting what passes for the news. Marc Lamont Hill, a Temple University professor of Media Studies and Urban Education, who is a regular political 
Intel has enjoyed a virtual monopoly in the server CPU arena for some time. However, AMD's EPYC series of processors, based on the latest iteration of Zen architecture, may change that. The first generation of these chipsets, Naples, managed to reduce Intel's market share to 99% shortly after its launch. This may sound less than impressive, but in a billion-dollar industry, it was possibly quite valuable to AMD.
The latest report on the server market by DRAMeXchange indicates that Intel's share is down to 98% by now. This represents a 100% improvement for AMD. Furthermore, the analysts estimate that the release of EPYC Rome-based silicon will result in further gains. They will ultimately result in a total market share of 5% for these CPUs by the end of 2019.
Intel is keeping AMD under 15%. For now:
Now it's easy to tell that Intel will still remain the dominant player in the market, retaining a 90-95% market share lead over AMD but Intel's Ex-CEO, Brian Krzanich, stated that his company wouldn't want AMD capturing 15-20% server market share. In fact, at the pace at which AMD is gaining their server market share, 15% doesn't really feel like a far cry from now.
[...] Looking at the market penetration r...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday there is no military solution to the Ukraine conflict after President Petro Poroshenko asked for NATO naval support in his countrys standoff with Russia.
Blaming Russia for the tensions, Merkel said: We ask the Ukrainian side too to be sensible because we know that we can only solve things through being reasonable and through dialogue because there is no military solution to these disputes.
Russia fired on and then seized three Ukrainian ships on Sunday, accusing them of illegally entering its waters in the Sea of Azov and detaining their crew, in a dramatic spike in tensions that raises fears of a wider escalation.
Kiev accused Russia, which annexed the Crimea peninsula from
2014, of launching a new phase of aggression.
Poroshenko asked Germany and other NATO countries in comments to
newspaper on Thursday to relocate naval ships to the Sea of Azov in order to
assist Ukraine and provide security.
Ukraine is not a NATO member but has established close ties with
military alliance, especially since the 2014 Crimea annexation.
Merkel, speaking at a German-Ukrainian business forum, said she
discuss the conflict with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a G20 summit in
Argentina this weekend.
She said a bridge from the Russian mainland to Crimea that Putin opened in May had already restricted shipping access to the Sea of Azov and therefore to the Ukrainian port of Mariupol.
The full blame for this goes to the Russian president, she said.
Now what I want is that the facts of what happened are put on
that the (crew) are released, and that no confessions are coerced like we have
seen on television.
I would also support keeping things calm, but we must also ensure that a city like Mariupol that relies on access to the sea is not simply cut off so that large parts of Ukraine can no longer be easily reached.the ukrainian parliament living up to its great name
KATOWICE, Poland U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the climate summit in Poland by issuing a dramatic appeal to world leaders Monday to take seriously the threat of global warming and act boldly to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures before the end of the century.
Guterres named climate change as the most important issue we face.
Even as we witness devastating climate impacts causing havoc across the world, we are still not doing enough, nor moving fast enough, to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate disruption, Guterres told representatives from almost 200 countries gathered in Katowice, Poland.
The U.N. chief chided countries, particularly those most responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, for failing to do enough to meet the goals of the Paris climate accord. The 2015 agreement set a goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit), ideally 1.5 C (2.7 F) by the end of the century.
Citing a recent scientific report on the dire consequences of letting average global temperatures rise beyond 1.5 degrees, Guterres urged countries to cut their emissions by 45 per cent from 2010 levels by 2030 and aim for net zero emissions by 2050.
Such a move, which experts say is the only way to achieve the 1.5-degree goal, would require a radical overhaul of the global economy.
In short, we need a complete transformation of our global energy economy, as well as how we manage land and forest resources, Guterres said.
He said governments should embrace the opportunities rather than cling to fossil fuels such as coal, which are blamed for a significant share of man-made greenhouse gas emissions.
In order to steer businesses and consumers away from heavily polluting forms of energy, he urged countries to embrace carbon pricing, something few countries have yet to do.
Guterres also called on negotiators not to lose sight of the fact that the challenges they face pale in comparison to the difficulties already caused by climate change to millions of people around the world seeing their livelihoods at risk from rising sea levels, drought and more powerful storms.
The two-week conference, in Polands southern coal mining region of Silesia, is expected to work out how governments can report on their efforts to reduce green gas emission and keep global warming within the Paris accord limit.
This is the challenge on which this generations leaders will be judged, Guterres said.
Host Poland proposed a declaration for a just transition away from coal mining, the supplier of its main source of energy, which calls for winning social acceptance for the necessary changes.
Fijis prime minister, Frank Bainima...
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A 27- year old student of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), who failed in his final year project last session and was made to repeat the current one, has reportedly killed himself. The deceased, identified as Adigun, Olawale Emmanuel, from the Faculty of Agriculture, was believed to have died after he drank a pesticide, Sniper. 
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CNN has fired contributor Marc Lamont Hill for a speech he gave on Palestinian rights at the UN. The speech can be found here. You can protest this outrageous firing at this petition site. And here is a link to his book, Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond, which everyone should buy and read. CNN would have been under special pressure to fire Hill because he is a prominent African-American intellectual with a following in his own community, and the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs (the propaganda arm of the Likud government) is worried about the boycott and sanctions movement spreading among American minorities who might sympathize with the oppressed Palestinians.
Late November, a wild wolf known as 926F or Spitfire, was shot and killed by a hunter outside of Yellowstone National Park. Wolf watchers who visit the park are mourning the member of the Lamar Canyon pack, as well as calling for buffer around the park to protect wolves who wander past the invisible boundary.
Spitfire was the daughter of infamous alpha female 832F, who was also known as 06 for the year she was born. As The New York Times reports, the wolf became a celebrity for her hunting prowess and her common appearances along the road traveled by visitors in the parks Lamar Valley. The wolf was also the subject of the book, American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West. Both female wolves were killed by hunters.
Last week, Spitfire wandered outside the park in Montana near the northeast entrance to the park. As she neared a cluster of cabins, she was shot. The kill was within hunting law, as Montana permits the killing of several hundred wolves each year. A game warden checked with the hunter and everything about this harvest was legal, said Abby Nelson, a wolf management specialist with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
To protect wolves who may wander past the parks invisible line, environmental activists are now calling for a buffer around the park. In Montana, legislation has been passed forbidding the creation of a buffer zone. However, as The New York Times reports, there is a hunting limit of two wolves in each of two districts ad...
4 December 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general 
By Brandon Turbeville After weeks of massive protests taking place in France, one thing is clear; the French people have had it with the current...
A plague is spreading silently across the globe. The young generation in America, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, Australia in virtually every western country is afflicted by rapidly increasing rates of infertility.
This spring, the United States reported its lowest birth rate in 30 years, despite an economic boom. Finlands birth rate plummeted to a low not seen in 150 years. Russian President Vladimir Putin recently introduced a string of reforms aimed at stemming the countrys deep demographic declines. The government of Denmark introduced an ad campaign to encourage couples to Do it for Denmark and conceive on vacations, and Poland produced a campaign urging its citizens to breed like rabbits.
The population bomb we were all endlessly warned about by environmentalists failed to blow, and instead, demographers have been trying to raise the alarm about the population implosioncrisis unfolding across the West the graying of societies facing an unprecedented aging demographic in which th...
Throughout August, several people were arrested by Venezuelan authorities and charged with treason in connection with the assassination plot. Approximately 30 people have been named as participants in the plan. Among them was Fernando Albn, a 56-year-old critic of Maduro, who was serving as an opposition city councilor in Caracas. Althouth his arrest was announced on Friday, there were no reports about his fate over the weekend. On Monday, however, the government said that Albn had died after committing suicide. A subsequent report said that the 56-year-old had died after throwing himself out of a window located on the tenth floor of the headquarters of the Bolivarian Intelligence Service, where he was being held
A leading suspect in a failed attempt to kill Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro using drones, has died in mysterious circumstances while being held by the countrys intelligence agency. The attack took place on August 4, 2018, in front of the Palacio de Justicia government complex in the Venezuelan capital Caracas. That afternoon, President Maduro was giving a nationally televised speech on the occasion of the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National Guard. An hour after the commencement of the outdoor ceremony, Maduros speech was interrupted by a loud noise that appeared to come directly from above, approximately 100 yards away from the podium. The noise turned out to have been a bomb affixed on a modified, commercially available drone. Moments later, another drone exploded after crashing into a building just two blocks northeast of where the Venezuelan president was standing. Seven members of the National Guard were injured in
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has waged a controversial crusade against drugs, said that smoking pot helps him keep fit at events that are too tedious for a man of his age. He later said he was "cracking a joke." Duterte has said he had to take marijuana to "stay awake" as the "killing activity" during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summits takes a toll on his health, local media reported on Monday. "It doesn't work with others," he added. Brutal crackdown on drug dealers and crime rings became the backbone of Duterte's policies. The anti-drug crusade unleashed by an unrestrained Philippines president has claimed more than 20,000 lives by the government's own count. Duterte has bragged he personally killed suspects during his time as mayor of Davao. With heads of state admitting the use of marijuana on duty still being a rare thing today, international media rushed to report the stunning remark. However, in less than an hour Duterte retracted the...
More Deficit-Financed Tax Cuts Would Be Irresponsible swinn Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:17
A last-minute Republican plan to extend certain tax breaks and create some new ones appears to face dim prospects this month. Time is running short for the lame-duck Congress, and a scheduled House vote was postponed on Friday.
Senate passage of the proposed tax legislation seems unlikely even if the House were to approve it.
Thats a good thing because supporters of the plan, which was unveiled last week by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Tex.), want to finance it -- as last years tax legislation was financed -- by simply increasing the federal deficit. That would be irresponsible.
In addition, the timing of this legislation leaves lawmakers with little if any time to carefully consider its provisions, which also include some IRS restructuring, changes to retirement accounts, and what are called technical corrections in last years tax law. Bradys initial plan was nearly 300 pages long, and there were subsequent additions last week.
As they consider both tax and spending legislation, elected officials now and after the new Congress opens should keep in mind that the federal debt -- now $21.8 trillion -- is already quite high by historical standards. It is also rising rapidly, with Washington already projected to start running trillion-dollar annual deficits next year.
The tax cuts approved a year ago will add $1.9 trillion to federal deficits over a decade, according to Congressional Budget Office projections. Contrary to the claims of some supporters of those cuts, they will not pay for themselves even in the long term.
In the short term, it is clear that the cuts have already worsened the gap between federal...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was expected to fly out to the G20 summit in Argentina on Friday after her original flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Cologne due to a technical problem.
We will not be proceeding today, Merkels spokeswoman told AFP on Thursday night.
According to tweets by German journalists on board the Airbus
A340, named Konrad Adenauer after Germanys first post-war
chancellor, Merkel will leave for Madrid on Friday and head on a
commercial flight for Buenos Aires with a
slimmed down delegation.
The Chancellery did not confirm these reports.
A senior journalist with the public national television ZDF said Merkel would spend Thursday night in Bonn.
The plane turned back from the Netherlands and landed in Cologne because it was the only base with a replacement aircraft, the DPA news agency said.
The aircraft had taken off from Berlin at 7 p.m. and landed in Cologne around 8.30 p.m. Passengers had to wait on the plane for around 70 minutes, eyewitnesses said.
It was met on the tarmac by fire engines, DPA said, adding that the captain told the passengers the plane would have to turn back as a technical problem was disrupting several electrical systems.
The picture shows the Konrad Adenauer aircrafts changed route.
Germanys air force on Friday was investigating a serious technical mishap on Chancellor Angela Merkels plane that forced an emergency landing and delayed her arrival at the G20 summit by more than 12 hours.
The latest embarrassing glitch for the German military forced Merkel to instead take a commercial flight to Buenos Aires with a vastly reduced delegation and miss scheduled talks with several world leaders.
Yet this is not the first time in recent history that a high-profile German politician has been set back by plane troubles.
In October, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz had to take a commercial flight home from a summit in Bali, Indonesia after rats had chewed through cables of the Konrad Adenauer, disabling the aircraft for days.
In June, problems with the hydraulics system on the same plane forced President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to take an alternative aircraft to Minsk.
And in 2015, technical problems with the Konrad Adenauer forced Merkel and five ministers to make a flight to India on a A310 military troop tra...
Anyone live there? Or near there? I was just pointed at their Parks & Recreation department, which has been busy promoting a very Christian life, despite being listed as a government organization. Like this:
I guess it is the Charleston Parks & Rec departments job to take people out of Charleston and drive them all the way across Indiana to a Christian religious indoctrination camp. It just seems way out of bounds for a city government.
Then I noticed other events that theyve sponsored.
Really? Daddy-daughter dances and Mom-son dates? Could all of you creepy Christians learn that there are healthy parent-child relationships, and they dont try to mimic courtship rituals?
Charleston has a large regional university, Eastern Illinois, but even that doesnt offset my impression of the town as a bizarre little theocracy full of glassy-eyed Christian zealots who wouldnt think of complaining about how the city government has been hijacked by fundies. Maybe there are some residents of the region who can correct me, unless the kinds of people who would read freethoughtblogs have all been incinerated in a wicker man over the years.
By B.N. Frank Florida college students are creating Virtual Reality (VR) programs to make physical therapy (PT) more fun: Student Jonathan Truong is part of the team...
A team of lawyers has successfully petitioned the federal government, by presenting them with evidence indicating that explosives were used to bring down the World Trade Centers.
A new report by journalist Paul Sperry says conflicted Robert Mueller withheld evidence from the court that would exonerate President Trump from the latest accusations of Russian collusion during the 2016 election.
2. Cohen pleaded guilty to making false Statements to the Senate as discussions about the so-called Moscow Project continued 5 months longer in 2016 than Cohen had initially stated under oath.
BNL NEWS (@BreakingNLive) December 3, 2018
On page 7 of the statement of criminal information filed against Cohen, Mueller mentions that Cohen tried to email Putins office two times in 2016. But Mueller omitted the fact that Cohen did not have any direct points of contact at the Kremlin.
BNL NEWS (@BreakingNLive) December 3, 2018
Page 2 holds additional exculpatory evidence for Trump, sources say. It quotes an August 2017 letter from Cohen to the Senate intelligence committee in which he states that Trump was never in contact with anyone about this [Moscow Project] proposal other than me.
BNL NEWS (@BreakingNLive) December 3, 2018
Mueller did also not challenge Cohen...
Amber Rudd has hit out at Labour MP Chris Williamson, labelling him one of "Putin's puppets" after his appearance on RT where he blamed the UK govt for creating a child poverty crisis this Christmas. The Work and Pensions Secretary, and close ally of Prime Minister Theresa May, was widely ridiculed on social media for ignoring the issue of poverty in the UK, which was highlighted recently in a damning UN report. Rudd made the comment after Williamson had tweeted about his interview on RT's Going Underground show. He talked about his "utter outrage" at a report by housing association, the Peabody Trust, that says more than 100,000 children are at risk of being plunged into poverty this Christmas, as families wait for their delayed universal credit payment.
The Grinch may have stolen Thanksgiving profits, but Christmas came early for markets with world stocks rising over one percent and pushing emerging currencies higher against the dollar, as S&P futures jumped as much as 2%... ... and the Shanghai Composite soared 2.9% after the U.S. and China agreed to halt new tariffs for 90 days. Commodities spiked and the dollar rebounded from session lows. The MSCI's all-country world index rose 0.9% in its sixth straight day of gains and hit its highest level since Nov. 9 while emerging equities rose 2.1% and were set for their strongest day in a month.
Donald Trumps former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen asked a federal judge that he not serve prison time Friday, despite pleading guilty to multiple crimes linked to his former client. Cohen has spent 70 hours with special counsel Robert Muellers team and thats really bad for Trump as he is now labeled Individual 1 in the investigation, naming the president* as the central figure in the probe.
That happened after Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress for insisting that Trump was not pursuing plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow after January 2016. Thats in stark contrast to Trumps repeated claims that he had no business interests in Russia. Cohen said he lied out of loyalty to Trump and his former boss/client is imploding.
Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time. You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term? He makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself, and get his wife and father-in-law (who has the money?) off Scott Free. He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence, Individual 1 tweeted.
I will never testify against Trump. This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about President Trump. Nice to know that some people still have guts! President Exclamation Mark continued.
Bob Mueller (who is a much different man than people think) and his out of control band of Angry Democrats, dont want the truth, they only want lies, he added. The truth is very bad for their mission!
Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time. You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term? He makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself, and get..
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018
.his wife and father-in-law (who has the money?) off Scott Free. He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full an...
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If it moves, tax it. Thats governments eternal motto, as Ronald Reagan quipped. To this, the city government of Chicago has added, If it amuses, tax it.
A few weeks ago, PlayStation 4 users in Chicago were shocked when they turned on their consoles and saw a message from Sony. The message informed users that as of November 14, 2018, they would be required to pay a 9 percent amusement tax for PlayStation subscriptions such as PlayStation Now, PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Music, and others.
The tax is specifically related to streaming services, so the PlayStation games themselves will not be subject to the 9 percent tax. But in todays subscription-heavy economy, many users purchase these consoles as a medium to stream videos and music rather than using them solely to play games. Not to mention, the tax will still include subscription services that allow Playstation users to connect and play with other users around the globe. So if you own a PlayStation in Chicago, it is unlikely that you will be able to fully avoid this tax.
PlayStation users, however, are not the only victims of this absurd tax.
Chicago is one of the most heavily taxed cities in the country. In addition to holding the title for the highest sales tax nationwide, the city also levies additional taxes on bottled water and cell phones.
The amusement tax was actually passed several years ago and included almost all forms of entertainment. Whether residents are looking to spend an evening at the theater, see a concert, cheer on their favorite sports team, go to a nightclub, or even catch a movie, they are on the hook for an additional 5 percent tax.
In 2015, the amusement tax was expanded as city officials realized they could bring in additional revenue with the creation of a cloud tax. Capitalizing on the popularity of streaming services, the city began instituting a 9 percent tax for using platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, and others. And thanks to the inclusion of the streaming services, the amusement tax now brings in about $12 million annually. It also applies to anyone whose billing address is within city limits.
The city of Chicago is currently operating on a $400 million deficit. Its no wonder, then, that the city has had to get creative when it comes to extorting money from its residents. The amusement tax was created as a means of decreasing the deficit and aiding the city in paying for additional expenditures, which essentially means that Chicago dwelle...
President Trump has heralded the deal as incredible, but like the pump and dumpers in the brokerage boiler shops in Boca Raton, Florida and Long Island of years ago, the agreement had little substance in the face of the forceful and powerful deal headwinds and China interests which principally involve the very structure of Chinas economy, the nations reputation and the Chinese partys authority.
by John Goglia December 2, 2018, 9:42 AM
As I sit down to write, news reports are highlighting a near disaster in India involving an Air India Express flight carrying 130 passengers and 6 crewmembers in a Boeing 737 that hit a brick airport boundary wall and thenincrediblykept going for more than four hours, even after being informed by airport authorities of the collision. Like many disasters and near disasters, this event raises questions beyond the aeronautical judgment of these particular pilots. And, yes, a full investigation is needed to determine exactly what happened and why. But its not too early for the U.S. to monitor this event for its implications for Indias ability to oversee the safety of its airlines.
Ive written before on my concerns about the FAAs safety ratings of foreign countries; India in particular. What triggered my concern in 2012 were media reports that Air India pilots and those at other Indian airlines were not getting paid. Clearly, multiple...
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Since satellite records of sea ice began in the 1970s, the worlds poles have shown a contrasting picture. While Arctic sea ice levels have fallen steadily over the past few decades, Antarctic sea ice levels have shown a less clear trend; increasing for several decades before falling to new lows in the last few years.
Now, a study offers a new theory that could help explain Antarctic sea ice changes. It suggests that, for the last few decades, natural fluctuations could have trapped heat deep in the Southern Ocean leaving surface water relatively cool and helping to preserve the ice.
This natural ocean variability could be acting in concert with other previously identified factors such as changes to surface winds and the cooling effect of melting Antarctic ice sheets to allow Antarctic sea ice to persist in some parts of the Southern Ocean in spite of global warming, the authors say.
If the theory is correct, it could mean that the world will see a decrease in [Antarctic] sea ice cover in coming years, another scientist tells Carbon Brief. This is because the oceans trapped heat will eventually reach the surface and combined with the impact of climate change cause sea ice to melt away, he says.
The past few decades has seen the rapid decline in the annual extent of Arctic sea ice with research suggesting that climate change is playing a major role in the downturn. At the south pole, however, changes in sea ice levels have been less clear cut.
Changes in the extent of Arctic (blue) and Antarctic (red) sea ice from 1978-2017 are shown below with thick lines showing changes to the yearly average and thin lines showing changes to the monthly anomalies.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrovs interview and answers to questions for the programme Moscow. Kremlin. Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, December 2, 2018 http://www.mid.ru/ru/press_service/video/-/asset_publisher/i6t41cq3VWP6/content/id/3425025?p_p_id=101_INSTANCE_i6t41cq3VWP6&_101_INSTANCE_i6t41cq3VWP6_languageId=en_GB
Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon, poses as he stands atop a supply truck during a photo opportunity at the premises of a shopping mall in the southern Indian city of Bangalore
The company that needs no introduction, creator of DDT and Agent Orange, Monsanto is one the worlds largest pesticide and GMO seed manufacturers. It is known for being the first company to genetically modify a seed to make it resistant to pesticides and herbicides. Monsantos herbicides have been blamed for killing millions of crop acres, while its chemicals were added to blacklists of products causing cancer and many other health problems.
Once the darling of Microsoft-hating gadget lovers, Apple more recently has been accused of mistreating or underpaying their employees, hiding money offshore, and not paying taxes. It has also been accused of violating health or environmental legislation, and misusing its position where they have a monopoly in the market. And, oh yes, deliberately slowing older iPhones and overcharging for its products to boot.
The worlds largest food and beverage company Nestle says it is committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. However, it has been dragged through numerous scandals involving slave labor. The multinational is one of the most boycotted corporations in the world, as violations of labor rights have been reported at its factories in different countries.
The products of the American multinational cigarette and tobacco manufacturing company are sold in over 180 countries outside the United States. Philip Morris owns Marlboro, one of the worlds biggest brands. Back in 1999, Philip Morris courted officials of the Czech Republic by explaining how smoking would in fact help their economy, due to the reduced healthcare costs from its citizens dying early.
American fast-food company McDonalds was founded in 1940. The company serves more customers each day than the entire population of Great Britain, but has a long history of terrible labor practices. It has been constantly under fire for serving unhealthy junk food, which contributes health problems. Researchers have found that McDonalds burgers cannot decompose on their own....
For two years, over 500 farmers from the different cotton-growing regions in Burkina Faso documented their experience with Monsantos Bt cotton. This three-year farmer-led research initiative, called Bt Cotton and Us: The Truth from our Fields, provides an important counterbalance, as Burkina Faso was the first country in West Africa to adopt genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and industry often lauds its success when promoting GMOs in other countries.
The Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District, Jonah David Jang, has said he will not honour the invitation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC), to report to its Kano office on 5th December 2018. He said he has written to the commission asking it to pick another date in January 2019. Jang who 
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233 Papuans Not Arrested but Protected from Angry Masses: Police
Papuan activists march as police keep watch during a rally to commemorate the West Papuan declaration of independence from Dutch colonial rule in Surabaya, December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta The East Java Police clarified that the Surabaya Police resort has not arrested 233 college Papuan students and civilians in Surabaya on Sunday, December 2.
East Java Police Spokesman Grand Commissioner Frans Barung Mangera said that police personnel was securing the hundreds of students for protection purposes following
a report of a number of mass-organizations provoked by the Papuans that reportedly chanted about Papuas freedom.
We, in fact, secured them because there were groups outside that were already triggered, groups like KPPI, Pemuda Pancasila (Pancasila Youths), and many more, said Frans on Sunday.
He explained that this was deemed necessary by police since the mass-organizations were already surrounding the area where the students were.
They chanted slogans that enraged other groups such as the free Papua chant. We secured the 233 people to the police station for the sake of their own safety, Frans explained.
537 people were arrested following the December 1 movement which commemorates Papua`s independence movement. The hundreds were arrested in Kupang, Ternate, Ambon, Manado, Makassar, Jayapura, Asmat, Waropen, and Surabaya. Surabaya was where the movement was concentrated.
Mind experiment; as you have seen French very upset about rising fuel prices when there is still available supply what do you think will happen when food triples in price and there is limited supply. Climatologists coming out stating Water Vapor is the cause of the worlds warming and that the Atlantic is in the process of cooling on its 60 year cycle. Changes all around as Chicago digs out from its record snowfall. Sources
Following Michael Cohens surprise guilty plea, the media and critics of the president wasted no time pushing collusion narratives, conspiracy theories, and outright falsehoods.
The global economy is facing a threat of a spiraling protectionist measures that can lead to a devastating crisis, Vladimir Putin warned. Nations must find a way to prevent this and establish rules on how the economy should work.
The Russian president spoke out against the growing trend of using unilateral restrictions to achieve economic advantage, as he addressed guests of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on Friday.
The system of multilateral cooperation, which took years to build, is no longer allowed to evolve. It is being broken in a very crude way. Breaking the rules is becoming the new rule, he said.
In addition to traditional forms of protectionism such as trade tariffs, technical standards and subsidies, nations are increasingly using new ways to undermine their competition, like unilateral economic sanctions. And nations which thought they would never be targeted by such measures for political reasons are now being proved wrong, Putin said.
The ability to impose sanctions arbitrarily and with no control fosters a temptation to use such restrictive tools again and again, right and left, in every case, regardless of political loyalty, talks about solidarity, past agreements and long cooperation, he said.
Putin called for a change of course, for free trade to be defended, and for rules-based regulation of the global economy, which would alleviate the chaos resulting from the rapid technological transformations arising from the development of digital technology.
The disregard for existing norms and a loss of trust may combine with the unpredictability and turbulence of the colossal change. These factors may lead to a systemic crisis, which the world has not seen yet, he said.
He stressed that there is a need for transparent universal rules as well as an inclusive mechanism, which would allow those rules to be amended in a way that would be accepted by the international community.
We dont need trade wars today or even temporary trade ceasefires. We need a comprehensive trade peace, the president stressed.
Competition, clash of interests, has always been, is, and will always be, of course. But we must be respectful towards each other. The ability to resolve differences through honest competition rather than by restricting competition is the source of progress, Putin added.
The speech comes amid turbulent times for the global economy, in which the nationalist policies of US President Donald Trump have pitted America against other nations which his administration believes to be enjoying unfair advantages in trade. Trump has threatened China, European nations, Canada, and Mexico with trade restr...
Published on Dec 2, 2018
There are many strange facts surrounding a number of missing submarines. Joseph was on duty on an Ocean Station patrol on the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon. It was during this patrol that they had a number of unique UFO sightings that included radar and visual verification by a number of witnesses. Three objects passed over the ship traveling at 3500mph having approached the ship from the direction of where the sub was lost. Flying time of note from OSV to that site at that speed recorded and verified was approximately 10 minutes.
It is highly possible that the UFO phenomenon, and what could have been a very dangerous rogue operation gone array, possibly leading to what could have been one of the most significant event. Even thought this may only be anecdotal data it may help penetrate the veil of secrecy and mystery surrounding the Submarines.
PARIS French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met with political rivals Monday in a bid to ease protesters anger after facing widespread criticism following violent anti-government protests that rocked Paris.
More than 130 people were injured and 412 arrested Saturday in the French capital amid the nations worst riot in a generation. Police responded with tear gas and water cannons, closing down dozens of streets and subway stations to contain the riot.
By Sunday, some of the most popular tourist streets in Paris were littered with torched cars and broken glass from looted shops and the Arc de Triomphe monument was tagged with graffiti.
French President Emmanuel Macron, just back from the Group of 20 summit in Argentina, held an emergency meeting Sunday on security and the government hasnt ruled out the possibility of imposing a state of emergency.
It was the third straight weekend of clashes in Paris led by protesters wearing distinctive yellow traffic vests. The protests began last month with motorists upset over a fuel tax hike and have grown to encompass a range of complaints that Macrons government doesnt care about the problems of ordinary people. Yet other protests in France on the same topic Saturday remained peaceful.
Philippe and Macron have been lambasted for their handling of the crisis. After meeting with the prime minister, Socialist leader Olivier Faure urged Philippe to drop the tax hikes and to restore a wealth tax that was slashed by the centrist government.
We want a change in the method. One needs to come down from Mount Olympus, Faure said, referring to Macrons Greek god nickname of Jupiter.
Laurent Wauquiez, head of center-right Les Republicains party, urged Macron to hold a referendum to end the crisis but did not say what its topic should be.
French people need to be heard again, and for that we must organize a referendum to decide these issues. Only these measures will restore calm, Wauquiez said.
More anti-government protests took place Monday as ambulance workers took to the streets near the National Assembly in Paris to complain about changes to working conditions. Protesters set tires on fire and blocked traffic. One activist held up a sign reading The State killed me and others chanted Macron resign!
The yellow vest movement is bringing together people from across the political spectrum complaining about Frances economic inequalities and waning spending power.
Since the movement kicked off on Nov. 17, three people have been killed and hundreds injured in clashes or accidents stemming from the protests. Over the past three weeks, protesters have been setting up road blockades across the country and their movement has garnered wide public suppor...
Step into the world of decotora, Japans lavishly decorated trucks, where drivers livelihood and passion meet in one extravagant machine. Shot on iPhone XS.
Interesting that Apple commissioned this work. I love the video. Embedded in main Loop post.
By Andrew KORYBKO Oriental Review 03/12/2018 Soros Open Society Foundation decided to leave Turkey. The organizations representatives said that it was due to the recent accusations that theyve meddled in the countrys internal affairs, which is an allusion to President Erdogans claims last week about their involvement in the 2013 Gezi Park Color 
Published on Dec 2, 2018
George H.W. Bush is dead at the age of 94 and the mainstream media mockingbirds spent all day Saturday singing the praises of this "great man" and 41st President of the United States. But it may surprise some to learn the truth about H.W. and the Bush family. This is the story the mainstream media refuses to share with Americans.
By Nicholas West After decades of tech companies and the U.S. military overlapping in a variety of ways, it appears that the largest of them...
"The Lobby," the four-part Al-Jazeera documentary that was blocked under heavy Israeli pressure shortly before its release, has been leaked online by the Chicago-based website Electronic Intifada, the French website Orient XXI and the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar.
Rainstorms drape over the hills of Bethlehem, slowly tumbling over the wall separating Israel from the city. The grey-blue deluge blurs the boundary between land and sky, occasionally highlighting a white stone minaret in the distance. Drinking coffee on the roof of the Refugee Center in Aida refugee camp, time is most clearly marked by afternoon calls to prayer reverberating off the billowing clouds or the church bells echoing in the distance, chiming the hours it takes for the storm to creep past.
Badra Abu Akr, a refugee living in the camp, is too busy to keep track of time. Always putting the needs of others before her own, she thinks about little aside from her family and imprisoned sons. For Badra, time can never go quickly enough. If you were coming in the fall, Emily Dickinson once wrote, Id brush the summer by[ ]As housewives do a fly.
Early in the summer, four of her sons were in prison. Two were released, one after the other, after the court-imposed fines were paid, the heaviest about $4,000. Already impoverished, the Abu Akr family scrimped for months for the prison fines, at the expense, unfortunately, of treatment for their complex medical problems.
Badra wasnt seeing a doctor then, saying she couldnt afford it. For even if a visit is free, the taxi fare there and back is too steep. Instead, she would take some of her husbands medication whenever she felt a headache or strange symptoms like dizziness. Her haphazard self-treatments a blood pressure pill here, a shot of insulin there were dangerous but just enough to keep her going to put dinner on the table, go grocery shopping or visit her sons.
Maryam Darwish and Ashgan Ewise, two community health workers (CHWs) visiting the Abu Akrs since June, are working together to help Badra and her husband Mustafa focus on their health despite the tempest of life in the camp. As part of Health for Palestine, theyre building off of the Refugee Centers prior success in improving water quality and building safe spaces for children to play.
Two police departments in the New England region of the United States canceled their annual visit to Israeli police forces and engagement in training, amid pressure from organisations affiliated with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
The Vermont State Police and the Northampton Police Department in Massachusetts both canceled their planned trip to Israel for a training program just days before it was supposed to start.
A number of groups in opposition to the program, including some affiliated with the BDS movement, mounted pressure on the local police forces to back out of the trip over increasing concerns about US law enforcements treatment of asylum seekers in the country.
A coalition of organisations, including the Vermont National Lawyers Guild, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), Vermonters for Justice in Palestine, announced in a press release Thursday that Vermont State Police Director Colonel Birmingham canceled the trip in response to a petition created against it.
After a meeting with concerned Pioneer Valley residents, Northampton Mayor Narkewicz withdrew Police Commissioner Kasper from the same trip, the press release said.
The program, called Resilience and Counter-Terrorism, was first created in 2002 and entails a week-long seminar in Israel where local US law enforcement trains with Israeli military, police, and secret service.
It is funded and organised by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), and the decision marks the first time police departments decided to cancel their trip in the programs nearly 20 years.
Previous participants to the program include the former Deputy Director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), along with other top ranking law enforcement officials, according to JVP.
The ADL told the Haaretz newspaper on Friday that the program did not provide tactical training to US officers, but would train them to enhance their effectiveness in preventing and responding to extremism and terrorist threats and violence.
Organizers declared the decision a victory against the ADL-funded program, and then sent a letter to the Boston Police Department to follow suit.
The tactics taught are inhumane and are used in the continued killing and oppression of communities of color across the nation and the globe. Law enforcement and elected officials should understand that we as a community are watching and will hold them accountable for their actions, Mark Hughes, dire...
The Central American migrant caravans may seem like old news, but the narratives offered by the mainstream media clashed with reality sharply one week ago when a particular caravan found itself stopped at the US border in the Mexican city of Tijuana. There is a lot more to this and other groups, each numbering thousands of people, in their efforts to enter the United States. In a sense the entire battle between "one-world globalism" and "national sovereignty" can be found in the character, actions and the very nature and driving philosophy that has energized these groups of people. This video clip by independent journalist Ami Horowitz is extremely telling.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has denied claims that he had died and was replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence on a rumour that has circulated on social media for months. Buhari, who is running for re-election in February, spent five months in Britain last year being treated for an undisclosed illness. One theory widely aired on social media - and by some political opponents - was that he had been replaced by a lookalike from Sudan called Jubril. No evidence has been presented, but videos making the claim have been viewed thousands of times on YouTube and Facebook. "It's the real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong," Buhari told Nigerians in a town hall session in Poland on Sunday, where he was attending a conference, when asked about Jubril.
Nuts. Via Express: A LEADING MEP has warned EU citizens they could be jailed for criticising migration policies if a new United Nations agreement is acted upon. The United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration seeks to make immigration a universal human right. MEP Marcel de Graaff said: I would like to 
This 29 November 2018 video says about itself:
Thousands of students join climate protest
Australian students have gone on strike from school and have converged on urban and regional centres demanding the government take action on climate change.
From the World Socialist Web Site in Australia:
Australia: Newcastle participants in high school climate strike speak out
By our reporters
3 December 2018
Last Friday, around 2,000 high school students in Newcastle, a New South Wales port city 160 kilometres north of Sydney, took part in a national strike against the refusal of governments to address climate change.
Like rallies on the same day in Sydney, Melbourne and other areas, the Newcastle protest was attended by high school students of varying ages, along with parents and teachers.
In addition to expressing their anger over environmental destruction, students spoke out against war, social inequality and the turn to authoritarianism. Newcastle has been hard hit by decades of job cuts, and the closure of entire industries. As in other regional centres, youth face a future of insecure and casual work, unemployment and associated social problems.
Campaigners from the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) at Newcastle University distributed hundreds of statements at the protest, explaining that climate change is the product of a systemic crisis of the global capitalist system and calling for a turn to the working class.
The IYSSE stre............
Food shortages are happening around the world - prices are rising - and this will continue through the Grand Solar Minimum. Prepare now. Please share this information with those you love, and those who can think critically, put the pieces together, and start building a better future. Sources
Halt the Mass Murder in Yemen
Denmark, Finland, and Germany have stopped selling weapons to Saudi Arabia. The United States, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Serbia, Turkey, Georgia, China, and South Africa [and Belgium] have not. If you are in or have any connection to any of those countries, demand that they halt weapons sales!
The U.S. Congress is considering legislation that would end or reduce U.S. military participation in the war on Yemen. Email Congress. Phone: 1-202-899-8938.
Celebrating Peace on Armistice Day #100
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day on November 11, World BEYOND War activists organized events around the globe. From a bell ringing ceremony in Alaska, making pinwheels for peace in Oregon, to arranging white poppy wreaths in Suffolk, people worldwide reclaimed Armistice Day as a day to promote peace, the joyful end to WWI. And in the U.S., activists celebrated the cancellation of Trumps proposed multi-million dollar military parade.
Over 70 people gathered in Nagoya for a photography exhibit and lecture with Japanese photojournalist Kenji Higuchi, organized by World BEYOND War in collaboration with Mamademo, a local group. Kenji Higuchis exhibit exposed Japans manufacturing of poison gas during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1931-1945). Watch the full event (in Japanese).
Alternative Approaches to Global Security: A book launch and symposium on rethinking global security and alternatives to war with Tony Jenkins, David Swanson, Madison Schramm, Samantha Matta, Kendall Silwonuk, and Annelieske Sanders.
A Movement Is Growing to Close Bases
Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested that Medicare for all costs be covered by money allocated to the Department of Defense.
The New York Democrat over the weekend referenced a Nation magazine report about problems with a Pentagon audit due to bookkeeping deficiencies, irregularities, and errors.
In all, at least a mind-boggling $21 trillion of Pentagon financial transactions between 1998 and 2015 could not be traced, documented, or explained, the progressive publication reported.
$21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions could not be traced, documented, or explained. $21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T. That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon. And thats before our premiums, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, citing the Nation article.
Ocasio-Cortez, a socialist, is an advocate for universal healthcare. Long a goal on the Left, practical proposals about it frequently run into obstacles about how it would be paid for.
We hear it all the time, "Everyone in my family is overweight, and I have been overweight my whole life. It is simply in my genes." While that may be true, we now have evidence that we can overcome genetic predispositions to obesity. Eurek Alert: Despite common obesity gene variants obese children lose weight after lifestyle changes A recent publication in the journal Obesity reported on a study in Danish kids and adolescents age 6-18 years. The authors used data from prior studies identifying 15 genetic polymorphisms (SNPs, or gene mutations) that predispose kids to becoming obese. The first part of the study verified that these SNPs did indeed correlate with increased BMI in this Danish cohort.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal A Typical Democrat
Rep. Pramila Jayapal traveled to Mexico this past weekend to show her support for the illegal alien caravan members in Tijuana.
Pramila blamed Trump for the illegal alien crisis.
I met with asylum-seekers who were fleeing violence and persecution. We need to find a better way to protect and process our asylum-seekers. This is a humanitarian crisis of Donald Trump's making. pic.twitter.com/GX3xJqoa05
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) December 1, 2018
Pramila defended the illegal migrants from Central America.
Meanwhile, back in Seattle, Washington there are homeless camps set up under bridges.
And homeless Americans are living on the street.
Those poor immigrants who finally made it to the us-mexican border have been camping out in tents like neglected homeless people!
On a related note, the neglected and growing homeless population in liberal Seattle, Washington America FIRST, dammit.#maga...
This week, host Lee Camp has some sad news for selfie addicts and chatterboxes everywhere: cellphones do, in fact, cause cancer. A $25 million study this year confirmed the link, by testing rats exposed to cellphone radiation. "The effect was not high scores on Pokemon Go," Lee explained. "The effect was cancer, which is, like, worse than Pokemon Go." Another decades-old scientific study found that these ubiquitous devices can cause rare neuro-epithelial tumors and "functional genetic damage" to users. So did the wireless industry address these concerns? Nope. The industry buried the results and pressed on with development of 5G networks, coming soon, and described as having a potential "weapons grade" effect on public health. Lee then talks about the weedkiller company Monsanto which also worked hard to cover up their products' cancer-causing side effects. "By now you're seeing a trend," Lee said. "It seems like Monsanto has known for years that Roundup causes cancer. And yet they...
A majority of non-citizens, including those with legal green card rights, are tapping into welfare programs set up to help poor and ailing Americans, a Census Bureau finding that bolsters President Trumps concern about immigrants costing the nation.
In a new analysis of the latest numbers, from 2014, 63 percent of non-citizens are using a welfare program, and it grows to 70 percent for those here 10 years or more, confirming another concern that once immigrants tap into welfare, they dont get off it.
The Center for Immigration Studies said in its report that the numbers give support for Trumps plan to cut non-citizens off welfare from the public charge if they want a green card that allows them to legally work in the United States.
The Trump administration has proposed new public charge rules making it harder for prospective immigrants to qualify for lawful permanent residence green cards if they use or are likely to use U.S. welfare programs, said CIS.
Concern over immigrant welfare use is justified, as households headed by non-citizens use means-tested welfare at high rates. Non-citizens in the data include illegal immigrants, long-term temporary visitors like guest workers, and permanent residents who have not naturalized. While barriers to welfare use exist for these groups, it has not prevented them from making extensive use of the welfare system, often receiving benefits on behalf of U.S.-born children, added the Washington-based immigration think tank.
The numbers are h...
Published December 3, 2018
NORMAN, Okla. One Texan local newspaper provided one more prime example why the usage of American Indian mascots and/or imagery for sports teams is inappropriate because people really dont know when to stop.
The story, published in the Jackson County Herald-Tribune (based in Edna, Texas, a small town located southwest of Houston), was a story about two high school teams, the Edna Cowboys and Jourdanton Indians, playing each other in an area football playoff game on November 23, 2018. The Edna team beat the Jourdanton team by 48-6.
For the folks at the Jackson County Herald-Tribune that covers its local Edna team, the score involving the Cowboys and Indians was too good to be true and the editors went with opportunity to use Cowboys Scalp Indians for its headline to the story.
On Monday, December 3, 2018, the Native American Journalists Assocation issued the following statement:
NAJA responds to headline Cowboys Scalp Indians by Michael Brooks
The Native American Journalists Association extends an invitation to Michael Brooks and publisher Chris Lundstrom to participate in an ethics and coverage training.
Michael Brooks, a sports writer for the Jackson County Herald-Tribune, recently authored a story headlined Cowboys Scalp Indians posted to the jacksonconews.com website. This headline marks a significant lapse in ethical judgement on the part of the writer and editorial staff.
Cowboys Scalp Indians is a reference to a time in US history when Indigenous people were hunted for bounty, and when the genocidal practice o...
Days ahead of the FreeBSD 12.0 release, the long-ago-forked DragonFlyBSD is out with its very exciting 5.4 six-month feature update...
Some parts of northwestern China have been blanketed by "yellow snow", a phenomenon the meteorological authority said was due to a combination of cold weather mixed with sandstorms. Snowfalls of 10-20cm (around 4-8 inches) were reported in the region's capital Urumqi and the cities of Shihezi and Changji on Saturday. Residents found the surface of the snow was covered with a layer of dust but white underneath, a phenomenon some compared with tiramisu. "Since last Friday, many places in Xinjiang have been hit by gales measured at force seven or above," He Qing, director of the Xinjiang Meteorological Administration, told the Xinhua news agency.
By CJ Hopkins | Consent Factory | December 3, 2018 If youre one of the millions of human beings who, despite a preponderance of evidence to the contrary, still believe there is such a thing as the truth, you might not want to read this essay. Seriously, it can be extremely upsetting when you discover 
Its May, 1985. Jean-Louis Gasse is Apples newly appointed VP of Product Development.
May, 1985: Apple ][ sales are falling; the Mac has yet to take off. We need to make some changes, pronto, that will attract new customers and keep the old ones coming back.
This is Jean-Louiss take on the path from the Apple ][ and the early Mac to the first open Mac, the Macintosh II.
Here is one of them:
35% of Rwandas national blood supply outside the capital city is now delivered by drone. [Techmoran]
Here is another:
Advertisers place a single brown pixel on a bright background in a mobile ad. It looks like dust, so users try to wipe it off. That registers as a click, and the user is taken to the homepage. [Lauren Johnson]
Those weirdly expensive books on Amazon could be part of a money laundering scheme. [Brian Krebs]
Expensive placebos work better than cheap placebos. [Derek Lowe]
And if you ever doubted it:
There is a small but thriving startup scene in Mogadishu, Somalia. [Abdi Latif Dahir]
Via: BBC: Abandoned coal mines across the UK could be brought back to life as huge underground farms, according to academics. Mine shafts and tunnels are seen as the perfect environment for growing food such as vegetables and herbs. The initiative is seen as a way of providing large-scale crop production for a growing global 
(Thank you to Health Impact News for this story.) Dr. Bob Zajac is a board-certified pediatrician with additional expertise in asthma/allergy care, developmental/behavioral pediatric care, and natural/holistic care. He received his degree in Child Development, and pursued an additional four years of training in a Ph.D. program (Early Childhood Special Education), followed by his medical 
The post Former Vaccine Bully board-certified pediatrician now claims unvaccinated children are healthiest appeared first on Health Nut News.
That last sentence is the most important. The issue with margin debt, in particular, is that the unwinding of leverage is NOT at the investors discretion. It is at the discretion of the broker-dealers that extended that leverage in the first place. (In other words, if you dont sell to cover, the broker-dealer will do it for you.) When lenders fear they may not be able to recoup their credit-lines, they force the borrower to either put in more cash or sell assets to cover the debt. The problem is that margin calls generally happen all at once as falling asset prices impact all lenders simultaneously.
For the past decade, Chinas strategy for internationalizing the renminbi has involved greater reliance on the IMFs Special Drawing Rights as an alternative international reserve currency. But the launch of renminbi-denominated oil trading this year suggests that China will now pursue de-dollarization head-on.
Everyone starts their day with a routine, and like most people these days, mine starts by checking my phone. But where most people look for the weather update, local traffic, or even check Twitter or Facebook, I use my phone to peer an inch inside my daughters abdomen. There, a tiny electrochemical sensor continuously samples the fluid between her cells, measuring the concentration of glucose so that we can control the amount of insulin shes receiving through her insulin pump.
Type 1 diabetes is a nasty disease, usually sprung on the victim early in life and making every day a series of medical procedures calculating the correct amount of insulin to use for each morsel of food consumed, dealing with the inevitable high and low blood glucose readings, and pinprick after pinprick to test the blood. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) has been a godsend to us and millions of diabetic families, as it gives us the freedom to let our kids be kids and go on sleepovers and have one more slice of pizza without turning it into a major project. Plus, good control of blood glucose means less chance of the dire consequences of diabetes later in life, like blindness, heart disease, and amputations. And I have to say I think its pretty neat that I have telemetry on my child; we like to call her our cyborg kid.
But for all the benefits of CGM, its not without its downsides. Its wickedly expensive in terms of consumables and electronics, it requires an invasive procedure to place sensors, and even in this age of tiny electronics, its still comparatively bulky. It seems like we should be a lot further along with the technology than we are, but as it turns out, CGM is actually pretty hard to do, and there are some pretty solid reasons why the technology seems stuck.
Men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy, and it would be better for priests who are actively gay to leave rather than lead a double life, Pope Francis says in a new book. While he has previously spoken of the need for better screening of candidates for the religious life, his comments suggesting that priests who cannot keep their vows of celibacy should leave are some of his clearest to date. Francis made the comments in a book-length interview with Spanish priest Fernando Prado called "The Strength of Vocation", in which he discusses the challenges of being a priest or nun today.
English Brexit voters may have voted not so much for the return of Empire, but for greater attention to England as the only stateless nation in the UK.
"No one voted to make themselves worse off" claim many Remainers, although the evidence is that some were willing to choose sovereignty and immigration controls over their immediate financial interests. But as the bumpy road towards Brexit comes towards its first deadline, the question of whether it will deliver for its voters will increasingly be put to the test.
Many factors went into the mix, but one is not in doubt. It was the English living outside London (some of them in Wales) who delivered the bulk of the Brexit votes. Their frustrations more than those in the rest of the UK were most attracted to take back control. One test of Brexit (or any moves to reverse it) will be whether it soothes Englands anger.
This is a timely moment for the British Academy to publish a series of essays Governing England. Conceived before the referendum the very fact of its publication is significant. It shows growing awareness amongst academics that English issues have been neglected for too long. While individual writers, including Anthony Barnett, and some of the academics who have contributed to Governing England have ploughed lonely English furrow, Englands government has rarely been seen as an important field of study. But that is now belatedly changing: the roots of todays tensions have been coming for a long time.
Like all such studies, there are contradictions and disagreements, but the central argument is remarkably consistent. Britains creation as an imperial state depended on an asymmetric relationship between the nations. Englands identity was folded into Britains while Scotland and Wales could hold a national identity within the union. The empire is no more, and in the words of one contributor, the old settlement is becoming narrowed, in one di...
As 100,000 citizens from the left and the right joined in a massive protest over the weekend, many riot police officers were seen removing their helmets and joining them in solidarity.
The WaPo disagrees. Via JPost: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he has seen all the intelligence possessed by the United States on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and repeated that no direct evidence links Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the incident. I have read every piece of 
The Optimizer Smart system could help millions of patients with congestive heart failure
The medical device sitting in Joan Boyles chest looks much like a pacemaker or defibrillator, with a pager-sized machine implanted under the right clavicle and electrodes running out of it into the heart wall. But this device is unlike any currently available in cardiology clinics across the United States.
It doesnt regulate a slow heartbeat, as pacemakers do. Nor does it work like an implantable defibrillator to send low-energy shocks that can reset a wonky heart rhythm. Rather, the Optimizer Smart system delivers high-energy pulses to faltering heart muscle tissue, helping an ailing ticker contract more strongly and deliver oxygen-rich blood where its needed throughout the body.
Boyle received the implantable pulse generator in June through a controlled-access study protocol. Beforehand, she was struggling, feeling very lethargic, and her breathing was labored, says Boyles granddaughter Jennifer Wagner. Just going from the car to the house was a difficult task.
Now, Boyle is on her feet more. The 86-year-old great-grandmother from Philadelphia is back to making ceramics, painting, and baking her signature chocolate chip cookiesand soon millions of other Americans suffering from congestive heart failure could gain access to the Optimizer system, too.
On Tuesday, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will meet and vote on whether to recommend marketing authorization of the first-of-its-kind device.
Up to one-quarter of all patients with moderate-to-severe heart failure could be candidates for this kind of cardiac contractility modulation therapy if they fail to respond adequately to ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, and other drug treatments.
Theres been a segment of the population that has not had a device available for them, says Steven Roberts, Boyles cardiologist from the Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia. For these people, the heart muscle is weak, it doesnt pump forcefully enough, but the electrical system is still working.
The device then essentially serves as a personal trainer for wimpy left ventricles, boosting the performance, strength, and pumping power of the enfeebled heart chamber.
Developers are beginning to firm up the Darktable 2.6 release as the next feature update to this amazing, cross-platform open-source RAW photography software...
Via: Canadian Geographic: A massive pit that was spotted in a remote high alpine valley in British Columbias Wells Gray Provincial Park earlier this year is the entrance to a previously unexplored cave of national significance, say two members of a Canadian team that helped conduct a preliminary exploration of the site in September.
Guest post by Joe Hoft
The Washington Examiner reported in July 2018 that [emphasis added]
Tony Podesta, founder of the now-shuttered Podesta Group and brother to former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, has been offered immunity by special counsel Robert Mueller to testify against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, according to a report.
Fox News Tucker Carlson announced on his show Thursday evening that two separate sources confirmed the offer.
In other words, for a near identical crime, Bill and Hillarys friend could escape and emerge completely unscathed while Paul Manafort may rot in jail. Only one of them made the mistake of chairing Donald Trumps presidential campaign, Carlson said.
The Examiner continued
Manafort and Podestas firms worked together in a public relations campaign for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine nonprofit, which was believed to be backed by the pro-Russian and oligarch-funded Ukrainian political group Party of Regions. Sources who spoke with NBC News in October said the Podesta Group became of significant interest because it may have violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act. FARA states Americans who lobby for foreign governments, leaders, or political parties must disclose their activities with the Justice Department.
However, someone tipped off the creepy Podesta brothers, because just before the Mueller arrested Manafort, the...
Zac Hall, 9to5Mac:
Despite Apples strict review process for software distributed through the App Store, its still possible for malicious actors to take advantage of loop holes in the system to scam customers.
The latest example is a rather sophisticated and devious trick used by an app that claims to read your heart rate through your fingertip using Touch ID. In reality, the app (which is currently on the App Store) uses your fingerprint to authorize a transaction for $89.99 while dramatically dimming the screen to fool you.
Apple requires approval for in-app purchases during app review, but not for changing the amount (from 99 to $89.99, for example). The malicious app may also be flying under the radar as it largely targets Portuguese speaking customers, but does support English as well.
The app has been removed, but you have to wonder how the app made it past the app review process. Even if the app charged 99, to me thats no less devious. This feels like it slipped through the cracks.
Im assuming Apple will refund any fraudulent charges and will use this example to harden that review process.
Lest we forget, one day before the 9/11 attacks, the dad of the sitting President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush was meeting none other than Shafig bin Laden, the brother of alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden.
The post The Bin Ladens and the Bushes: On 9/11 George Herbert W. Bush Meets Osamas Brother Shafiq bin Laden appeared first on Global Research.
Oral arguments in a closely-watched treaty rights case take place on January 8, 2019.
Back in August, The Boring Company was already distancing itself from a plan it pitched earlier in the year to build a test tunnel under Sepulveda Boulevard and the 405 freeway in Los Angeles.
On Tuesday, The Boring Company and a group of Westside residents issued a joint statement that they had "amicably settled" a lawsuit brought by the residents against The Boring Company in May of this year, according to the Los Angeles Times. The company, founded by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, said it would drop plans to build the 405 test tunnel and focus instead on building the so-called "Dugout Loop" that will run between a downtown LA Metro station and Dodger Stadium, if all goes as planned.
Elon Musk talks proof-of-concept tunnel parallel to the 405 in Los Angeles Musk announced the 405-parallel tunnel in an evening talk back in May, describing it as a 2.7 mile north-south test tunnel that wouldn't carry the general publicat first. Musk added at the time that The Boring Company would eventually do test rides to get user feedback. The City of Los Angeles appeared poised to fast-track Musk's idea, with LA Metro announcing: "We'll be partners moving forward."
[...] Now, The Boring Company intends to focus on the Dugout Loop, for which it has begun the CEQA permitting process (although it's unclear if a full permit will be acquired before construction starts). Critics have charged that The Boring Company has taken advantage of poorer neighborhoods,......
The story is told about a medium who told a rich golfer: I have good news for you! I see you playing golf in heaven on a 36-hole golf course, with 24-hour access, with your own personal caddy. The bad news is that you are due to tee off tomorrow at 10 a.m.
In todays Gospel (Lk. 21, 25-28, 34-36), Jesus talks about the end time. It will be the time for victory for us, but there will be tribulations that will accompany it. Such too is our human conditionheaven awaits us, but first we must pass through the valley of tears, and experience death, the great letting go.
By Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the time for preparation for Christmas, and a looking forward to Christs second coming. It is a time for repentance, but also a time for joy and hope.
Focus on joy, not on the worldly stress that the Christmas season brings. As we have often said, focus on the humor, not on the tumor we encounter in our lives.
The first of the four Advent candles which signifies hope will be lighted today. Let us not give in to hopelessness and depressions. Let us continue to believe, and keep on believing that all will be well, and that there is a reason and a mission in everything that happens, no matter how senseless things may seem.
I graduated from chemotherapy last Nov. 28, filled with gratitude, and hope that it will be my last in my lifetime.
I praise the Lord for all the people who have helped, prayed,
encouraged, and supported me in my journey these past four
months. God is good, loving,
Weak this week. The nausea, dizziness, and lack of appetite are side effects of chemotherapy. But immunotherapy helps to ease this. More so, it is prayer therapy, which I call prayotherapy, that really lifts up our weak body and spirit. With prayer, we know we are not alone, and there is meaning in our weaknesses, and sufferings.
Gone too soon. Canzmate (cancer mate) Dr. Rodolfo Ogie Frez, went home to the heavenly Father last Nov. 25, Feast of Christ the King, after a four-year battle with cancer. To the very end, he was a picture of gentleness, silent suffering, and complete trust in the Lord. He was such a generous person, doing a lot of charity especially for the poor and the needy, reminding all of us to use our time, talents, and treasures for the good of others.
Christmas wont be the same this year for Ogies wife, Lorna, and only child, Regine, who is getting married this January 2019. There are many things we cannot explain nor understand, but we continue to trust and believe that through it all, God is in comp...
Gjoko Krstic, an Applied Risk researcher, has discovered a vulnerability in Pilz PNOZmulti Configurator software that allows a local attacker to read sensitive data in clear-text. The software is used to configure safety controllers, providing the user with the ability to modify elements such as IP addresses, download and upload project files and run other setup functions. The tool can be found on engineering workstations which are used to configure safety controllers. The software is More
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A video of Marcel de Graaff, member of the European Parliament (MEP) while discussing the UN's compact on migration and EU's intention to criminalize hate speech against migrants has been shared and criticized widely on social media. Shortly before an international congress is scheduled to take place in Marrakech, Morocco on 10 and 11 December, Graaff warned EU citizens that there countries are set in to sign a joint agreement on criminalising hate speech against migrants considering migration as a human right. In the video, Graaff says that EU countries are set in to sign this legal framework which obligates signing countries to build new legislation on hate speech definition to include criticizing migrants.
Uncovering forgotten history can help explain why science still has a masculine bias today.
On September 14, 2015, signals from one of the Universes most mind-boggling, powerful events produced the tiniest signal in a pair of detectors, one in Louisiana and one in Washington state. Theyd detected two already-wild objects, black holes, slamming into one another.
Youre probably familiar with black holes as cosmic vacuum cleaners, but theyre a little bit more complex than that. One core takeaway of Einstiens theory of gravity is that heavy enough things actually change the shape of the space around them, and gravity is how we experience this warping. Black holes are regions of space so small and massive that they carry a point-of-no-return, an event horizon beyond which space is so warped that every path that anything could travel leads to the black holes middle. Nothing, not even light, can escape.
By Alan Mosley In May of 2018, Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) wrote an opinion column for USA Today in which he called for significant increases...
This is your modern day Democrat Party!
Rep. Pramila Jayapal traveled to Mexico to join an illegal alien caravan camp in Tijuana.
She blamed Trump for the illegal alien crisis.
I met with asylum-seekers who were fleeing violence and persecution. We need to find a better way to protect and process our asylum-seekers. This is a humanitarian crisis of Donald Trump's making. pic.twitter.com/GX3xJqoa05
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) December 1, 2018
Jayapal is an open borders Democrat.
Anyone who declares themself a refugee should get in, according to Jayapal.
Trump has manufactured a crisis on the border. More on my visit yesterday. https://t.co/HbJyWI9A4a
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) December 2, 2018
Trump has manufactured a crisis on the border. More on my visit yesterday. https://t.co/HbJyWI9A4a
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) December 2, 2018
As pharmaceutical companies continue to ratchet up drug prices, the burden on public health agencies like the UK's National Health Service is becoming unsustainable. Rather than looking on as public investments are channeled into private profits, governments need to step in to guide innovation toward collective goals.
Unsure of the cast, but Poirot sounds like David Suchet.
The Dems will continue to ignore the independent voters. Via Washington Examiner: Mike Mikus speculates there are a fairly decent number of voters around here who have voted over the past 20 years in turn for Ron Klink, Melissa Hart, Jason Altmire, Mark Critz, Keith Rothfus, and Conor Lamb. That is, theyve swung their congressional 
The Discovery Institute is touting something called a university-level course by Michael Behe. I have no idea what that means. A real university course is part of a curriculum, a program of study that leads to a degree; there is supposed to be an integrated body of knowledge behind it and surrounding it. We also emphasize lab work in the sciences, so theres a mix of lecture and hands-on research. We also tend to rank the level of a course by how many prerequisites are required you dont get to take my development course unless youve also taken cell biology first, or youd be wasting everyones time.
So what is this course Behe is offering? Its 41 video episodes. No prerequisites. They dont say if you get college credit for taking it, but I can safely say the answer is Hell No. Theyre using university-level as a meaningless adjective. Its not offered through any accredited university, its just YouTube for creationists.
In these videos, Behe discusses the history of thought on evolution and intelligent design, and then delves into the science behind natural selection, random mutation, and irreducible complexity. He covers criticisms of ID as well as relevant new discoveries.
The lectures are accompanied by quizzes to help track your progress, perfect for everyone from high school students up through college professors! Dont miss it.
The course is a $50 value. But you can get it free by pre-ordering Darwin Devolves.
Oh, it has quizzes. Is Michael Behe going to grade them? You know, we dont just test students for the heck of it its to assess how theyre doing, how the material is being received, whether weve got good comprehension. Ive often looked at test results and said, Uh-oh, they didnt get concept XI better go over that again, try a new approach, get them to engage these ideas. Will Behe be interacting with his students at all?
No, of course not. I wish people would learn that theres more to teaching than just marching through a series of presentations.
I also like how they claim it is a
$50 value. How did
they determine that? Are they even aware that that would be a
ridiculously low price for what theyd like to pretend is equivalent
to a 3-credit full semester course (3 class hours a week for 15
weeksof course, we dont even know how long each of these videos
are)? And then it turns out its not $50, its completely free when
you buy a book.
That tells me its worth $0, which is a fair price for the value.
I shouldnt be surp...
A Soyuz spacecraft with three crew onboard blasted off to the International Space Station (ISS) Monday. It is the first manned space mission since the October drama, which ended in an emergency landing after a failure mid-flight. The Soyuz MS-11 carried Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Canadian David Saint-Jacques and NASA's Anne McClain from Earth to dock with the ISS later on Monday. Kononenko and Saint-Jacques were the backup crew members for the previous MS-10 mission which ended with a booster separation failure.
By Mayukh Saha
Ever felt that you are enjoying the moment, but still missing
out on something at the same time? This is what Christmas is for a
lot of people around. Also, have you ever seen people buying but
not bringing anything out of the shopping stores during Christmas?
Real people buying real things for real people, but no, not for
themselves! If you wondered whether this is some Utopian vision, it
This is what Choose Love has been doing since the last few years. You would find a disciplined queue outside their shop despite the harsh November cold. The Black Friday Sale? Nah. They have come together with the motto shop your heart out, leave with nothing, and feel the love.
Photograph: Alex Green/HelpRefugees.org
In this case, the charity Help Refugees in its applaudable efforts makes sure that Christmas changes. This organisation runs the pop-up store Choose Love and encourages shoppers to buy basic necessities like beds and solar lamps for the homeless and the nameless who have been away from home. It is located in Carnaby Street. It ensures that these people find refuge in some way that aids them in their survival, shelter and ultimately their future. The store caters to these three kinds of needs and is categorised accordingly....
Yet methane, a greenhouse gas 86 times more potent than carbon dioxide, continues to pollute and warm our atmosphere, with oil and gas representing the largest source in the U.S.
For some in the oil and gas industry, these circumstances call for no change. The Independent Petroleum Association of America, a major industry trade association, remains one of the biggest obstacles to urgent and sensible action on climate change in the United States. They use front groups and public relations tricks, such as EnergyInDepth and eidclimate.org, to confuse the public and make the argument that industry is responsible for nothing.
However, there are some in the industry who see the writing on the wall. They are now moving quickly to try to be perceived as part of the solution to climate change.
Many companiessuch as BP, Shell, and ExxonMobil have made concrete commitments to cut methane pollution. A year ago, these companies and others signed the Guiding Principles to reduce methane emissions promising to support methane policies and regulations to reduce pollution from the global oil and gas industry. They have also formed a group whose stated aim is to reduce methane emissions to zero throughout the entire oil and gas supply chain called the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI). Some companies have gone even further, like ExxonMobil, which has explicitly endorsed the need for federal reg...
Chinese makers produced 99% of electric buses deployed globally from 2014 to 2017. Via: Wall Street Journal: A national project to replace millions of gasoline-fueled taxis, buses and trucks with new electric models is boosting Chinas ambitions to lead the global shift to battery-powered transportation. Signs of progress can already be found on American, as 
The Lagos State Police Command said it has found two children aged six and three respectively, of Mr and Mrs Aneru Mutana resident in Gbagada Phase 2, Lagos. The children were found in the early hours of Sunday morning, December 2, at a location close to Nigeria Seme border, in Benin Republic. The Police Public 
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This bright and slow meteor event was recorded over Spain on 2018 December 2, at 4:46 local time (3:46 universal time). It was produced by a fragment from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 50.000 km/h. The fireball began at an altitude of around 81 km, and ended at a height of about 36 km. It was recorded by the meteor observing stations operating in the framework of the SMART Project from the astronomical observatories of Sevilla, La Hita (Toledo), and La Sagra (Granada).
After writing yesterdays post I got a message from the new friend. She is the one on the right in the photo above. I am the one on the left. My two childhood friends are in the middle. The new friends name, Amie, will be familiar to regular readers on this platform. After reading my post yesterday she sent me these three old photos. Above is at the top of the gorge, just as the sun is coming over the mountain. Dawns rosy tipped finger, someone among us surely said. By late morning, time for a fruit break, below is the place where I might have started thinking of stacking stones, in the figurative sense of wishing something of the future. But I did not then, nor do I now, believe in totemic powers of objects, or good luck.
Psychotherapist Bob Withers on the dangers of trans ideology. The number of children identifying as transgender is on the rise. Referrals to the NHS's Tavistock Gender Identity Development Service have increased by an astonishing 2,500 per cent in the past nine years. Psychotherapist Bob Withers is concerned that large numbers of children are being transitioned unnecessarily, and that discussion of this phenomenon is being closed down by trans activists. spiked caught up with him to find out more. spiked: What first made you want to intervene in this debate? Bob Withers: 25 years ago I had my first ever trans client. Chris had been living as a trans woman for nine years but had decided to de-transition. By that stage, he had lost his penis. Looking back, he felt he identified as a woman for psychological reasons. But he had fallen in with the trans community and got the idea in his head that he needed to transition with surgery. You have to have counselling in order to get the...
Must Listen! Sussex University Professor On Israels Involvement on 9/11 & More!
A group of thirteen Chinese and Mexican nationals including at least two smugglers landed on a California beach last Thursday in a panga boat where 11 of the thirteen were taken into custody by Laguna Beach Police.
Laguna Beach Police Tweeted the following message on Tuesday along with a video of the migrants storming the beach: Laguna Beach PD, Marine Safety, and @CBP are still in the area searching on foot for additional panga boat passengers after the obtained video shows 13 individuals fleeing from the boat. Currently, 7 are detained.
Laguna Beach PD, Marine Safety, and @CBP are still in the area searching on foot for additional panga boat passengers after the obtained video shows 13 individuals fleeing from the boat. Currently, 7 are detained. pic.twitter.com/ETvZ2gAr4f
Laguna Beach Police (@LagunaBeachPD) November 29, 2018
According to reports, the incident happened around 7 a.m.
City Operation Coordinator Jordan Villwock said: They saw two men running for the cliffs.Google Maps
About five minutes after the migrants were spotted 7 were apprehended followed by another five who were taken into custody hours later.
One migrant remains on the loose.
Score: USA 12, Migrants 1.
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By Mayukh Saha
Happiness is not guaranteed to any of us, as John Green says, the world is not a wish-granting factory. For centuries, we have all chased happiness in materialistic things, money, fame, wealth and what not. Even when you ask people today what they would need to be completely happy, the general answer is a lot of money or becoming famous and in a way, we find this answer acceptable but psychiatrist Robert J Waldinger disagrees, and vehemently so.
Waldinger graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and then went on to become one of the directors of the longest running studies in adult happiness that has about 724 men as participants. The study has been going on since the last 75 years- yes, you read that right!
The participants of the study can be divided into two parts, the first one consisting of men who were included when they were graduating from Harvard during the 1930s and the second one is dominated by men from the same time but these were the most troubled kids from a poor area in Boston.
We all know that psychological studies and research barely ever go on for so long, but this study has remained alive, thanks to the generations of academicians who did not give up on it and also all the participants who made sure to be in contact with the researchers and extended their cooperation every time it was solicited.
Dr Waldinger then goes on to talk about what the study really centres around: happiness! What makes us happy? What makes our lives full and keeps our souls at peace?
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He says that the secret to long-lasting happiness lies in all the relationships we share with other people in our lives. Robert tells us tha...
In the darkest days of 1940 and 1941, during the Blitzkrieg and the Battle for Britain, Germany demanded one thing: Unconditional Surrender.
The invasion of the British Isles was called Operation Sea Lion and it was about to commence to end democracy and the lives of the free British people.
And today in the new Battle for Britain there may be no bombs dropping or dogfights in the air but the barbs coming from Berlin and Brussels over Brexit amount to virtually the same thing.
Top German MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel, himself a former head of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), said he believes that Berlin like Michel Barnier and Guy Verhofstadt wants unconditional surrender from Britain on everything from the ECJ to the divorce bill, and that this attitude may lead to talks collapsing or worse.
On December 11th the UK Parliament will vote on the poor deal PM Theresa May has negotiated with the EU.
It is a disgrace that gives away the entire store and relents on all the
promises made in the referendum and her own election manifesto.
It will likely be turned down by a very large majority of Members in Parliament from every political party, including her own Conservatives.
No one knows what comes next. There is no Plan B.
Indeed, there is sufficient reason to now believe that Angela Merkels overly dominant Germany is the real reason for the demise of the critical and long-lasting transatlantic alliance and the fallout over the UK Brexit.
Germany and France have both actually said any country seeking to leave the EU must be punished.
The situation in the UK is a total humiliation and as Brexiters have stated would make Britain into a Vassal or worse a Slave state to the EU dominated by Germany.
German culture, as evidenced in its recent election, is an odd combination of pride and penance.
Germans cannot resolve their deep inner conflict, which is submerged and crosses generational lines, even if they do not or cannot mention Mein Kampf or the unspeakable name.
Germany may appear uncomfortable in its own skin, as well it should. The tormented minds ....
Researchers used the chip to test a simple neural net and identify numerals with 100 percent accuracy
Today at the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco, IBM reported a new 8-bit analog chip. But the true development was less about analog chips catching up to their digital peers and more a radical rethink of chip architecture: this chip is the first to perform 8-bit calculations right where information is stored.
In traditional von Neumann chip architecture, data constantly shuttles between memory and processing, which consumes valuable energy and time, says Abu Sebastian, the lead researcher on this work, from IBM Zurich. In-memory calculations are the logical next step for reducing power consumption while increasing performance. These gains are necessary for hardware to keep up with advancements in artificial intelligence.
IBMs new analog chip is based on phase-change memory. The key ingredient is a material that can undergo phase changes in response to electrical current. Typically, these are alloys of germanium, tellurium, and antimony. In one phase, which is conductive, the atoms are lined up nicely. In the other phase, which doesnt conduct electricity, the atoms move around, heated locally by current, and become jumbled.
A phase-change material held between two electrodes doesnt switch completely between ordered and jumbled arrangements like ones and zeros. Instead, at any point in time, there is a mix of both: the overall resistance of the material is determined by the size of the regions where atoms are jumbled.
Were coding information in terms of atomic arrangements, says Sebastian. The weights of a neural network, for example, can be stored and accessed as the resistance in a phase-change memory device.
But these resistances suffer from drift and fluctuation. Because current passes through the phase-change material when information is read, the jumbled regions change a little bit every timewhich has limited the precision and practicality of such devices.
To circumvent this problem, the IBM researchers introduced a so-called projection segment to the phase-change memory device. First proposed in 2015 by the same team, the projection segment is a conducting layer of metal nitride that wraps around a phase-change mat...
The so-called yellow vests protesters are motivated by economic issues.
The Yellow Vests protests in Paris have been called the worst riots to hit the French capital since the turbulent 1960s, with NBC News reporting more than 100 people injured and 412 arrested in protests this weekend.
December 4th, 2018 By Sayer Ji Contributing writer for Wake Up World Cannabis contains a compound that may kill brain cancers that chemotherapy and radiation cant touch, so why isnt it being used today? In recent years, weve focused heavily on educating our readers about the still relatively unknown role that cancer stem cells play in cancer, both in 
This map provides a general look at the military situation in Afghanistan.
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031218 LOCAL ARTEFACTS DISTRIBUTOR CONCERNED AT MARKET SPACE
New Dawn FM news
A local Bougainville artefacts distributor, THOMAS MOIKENU today voiced his concern at the sudden crowding of the Buka town market.
He told New Dawn FM this afternoon that the Buka urban Community Government must look into building more benches for the market to accommodate more sellers who are trying to sell their goods to find monies for their childrens school fees.
MR. MOIKENU said that it is not good for sellers to put their goods and vegetables on the floor.
He said that with the drop of commodities like copra and cocoa the only option left for families is to join the sellers and the Buka town market.
Our attempts to get comments from the Buka urban town community Government were unsuccessful.
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