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          Ciudad Carmín, el Team Rocket y las Megaevoluciones de Pokémon Let's GO: Pikachu y Let's GO: Eevee en un nuevo tráiler      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Nintendo ha publicado por sorpresa un nuevo tráiler de 'Pokémon Let's GO: Pikachu y Let's GO: Eevee' que nos deja con un nuevo adelanto de los lugares que llegaremos a visitar durante nuestro emocionante viaje por la región de Kanto en compañía de Pikachu o Eevee, dependiendo de la edición por la que nos decantemos.

En esta ocasión el vídeo nos muestra más de cerca lo que nos encontraremos al llegar a Ciudad Carmín, con sus edificios cerca del mar y el puerto por el que nos dirigiremos al S.S. Anne. Además, aquí también está el tercer gimnasio del juego en el que habrá que derrotar al Teniente Surge y sus Pokémon eléctricos, entre los que estará Raichu.

Pokemon Let S Go Team Rocket

El tráiler también nos muestra al Team Rocket, formado por Jessie y James, los mismos que llevan fastidiando a Ash en la serie anime desde hace más de 1.000 capítulos. Por último, también podemos echar un ojo a las Megaevoluciones, algo que precisamente fue confirmado ayer, y a Venusaur, Charizard y Blastoise con estas formas especiales con las que se volverán más fuertes de lo normal.

'Pokémon Let's GO: Pikachu y Let's GO: Eevee' nos harán revivir la misma aventura que comenzamos hace 20 años con 'Pokémon Amarillo' con las suficientes novedades para hacer que ambos juegos sean imprescindibles y de los más esperados que llegarán a Nintendo Switch en los próximos meses, concretamente el 17 de noviembre.

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          Israel, Gazan militants in new exchange of fire after deadly flare-up      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Israel and Gazan militants engaged in a new exchange of fire Thursday after a brief pause in deadly hostilities, with a strike flattening a building in the Palestinian enclave and a rocket landing deep inside the Jewish state. It was not clear if the exch
          Re: Feature: What's Left To Be Announced For Smash Bros. Ultimate On Switch?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Atleast one more direct like a fifty fact extravaganza and maybe one special character announcement like they did for Lucinda and robin

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          Medical weed business seminar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

There are a number of steps involved in starting a medical weed business. Although it is not rocket science, the process can be quite complicated if you do not have legal or finance background.


          Thick smoke clouds southern Portugal beaches as fires rage      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Smoke from raging wildfires billowed above popular tourist beaches in Portugal’s Algarve Thursday after authorities ordered a fresh wave of urgent evacuations as the flames drew closer to a historic town in the region. Ferocious fires have blazed for a week in southern Portugal stoked by sweltering temperatures and strong winds, injuring dozens and leaving […]

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          Germany Set to Release Man Convicted of Helping 9/11 Pilots      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

He’ll be deported to his native Morocco

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          Trump Is Piling Sanctions on Iran. Here's How the Tactic Could Backfire      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The U.S. remains an economic superpower, but there are now many more countries with the strength and resilience to shrug off U.S. pressure.

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          Saudi Arabia Says It Wants to Modernize—But Criticism Still Strikes a Nerve      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A spat between Saudi Arabia and Canada escalated after the Canadian Foreign Minister called for the release of women’s-rights activists

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          The Death Toll After Indonesia's Lombok Earthquake Has Risen to 319, Official Says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday as an official said the death toll from an earlier quake had topped 310.

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          Pregnant Woman and Child Killed as Israel and Gaza Exchange Fire      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The flare-up comes as Egypt is trying to broker a cease-fire between the two

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          NASA picks 13 companies to envision the future of orbital human spaceflight      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Thirteen companies, including Boeing and Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture, will be doing studies for NASA on the future of commercial human spaceflight in low Earth orbit. All of the studies are due in December, and are supposed to cost no more than $1 million each. NASA still has to negotiate the […]

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          Argentina's Senate Rejects Historic Bill to Legalize Abortion      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Argentina’s Senate has rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy

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          Re: Israel And Hamas Are On The Verge Of WAR As More Than 150 Rockets Rain Down On The Holy Land Overnight      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hamas was funded into existence by Mossad. Theirs a reason why they don’t get along with the PLO. Iran isn’t the country that wants chaos in the Middle East.


          Re: Israel And Hamas Are On The Verge Of WAR As More Than 150 Rockets Rain Down On The Holy Land Overnight      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Two Prophecies that are seeking fulfillment in the current Middle East crisis:
1) Isaiah 17:1 'The burden on Damascus...';
2) Psalm 83 War [long before the Ezekiel 38 &39 WWIII.. which is just after the genuine Rapture of the true believers Body of Christ].
Read my Book Review here, and prayerfully consider purchasing Bill Salus' excellent very revealing book: https://zionsgate.wordpress...


          Re: Israel And Hamas Are On The Verge Of WAR As More Than 150 Rockets Rain Down On The Holy Land Overnight      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hezbollah in Lebanon is a much worse threat to Israel; more rockets, more missiles, more fighters and they're dug in deep. Neither are they surrounded like Hamas in Gaza. Lots of money and support from Iran, including Iranian fighters inside Hezbollah.
Lebanon is a state held hostage by Hezbollah, and the Lebanese Army is as useless as the UN soldiers on the border; they're all afraid of Hezbollah, plus the population of south Lebanon is very supportive of Hezbollah.
There may be a combined attack on Israel from both Hamas and Hezbollah. I'd be watching my northern border and calling up reserves If I were Prime Minister. Israel will have to crush both of them militarily for good, and it will be a bloody and costly business. There is no negotiating with them, they're fanatics, a death cult. Prosperity for their people is not a priority. Revenge, murder and genocide is their agenda, just like ISIL. Ask them, they'll tell you.
Better for this to remain a frozen conflict, because if they keep shooting, it's going to all out war, and I'm a bit nervous as to what the Russians might do, especially their air power in Syria.


          Re: Israel And Hamas Are On The Verge Of WAR As More Than 150 Rockets Rain Down On The Holy Land Overnight      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Every action has an immediate and opposite reaction.
While this is a law of motion in physics, it also applies to human relationships like going aggressively to war and hurting people.
Instead of killing these murderous people, capture them. Find out who put them up to doing this and go after those people as well.
God had a terrible answer in ancient times to people in the "promised land" and it was terrible because he said to destroy them all in the old testament. Otherwise they would arise again to destroy you.
I have never seen an instance where God was wrong. People are often wrong.
So where does it all end? Do the Israel people need to follow this ancient command or can they find a way to live in peace with liars, thieves, and murderers.
What happened in the time of Moses may happen again. That is a warning.
Moses put together a tabernacle from which a very enormous God came out of that tabernacle to destroy Israel's enemies under Joshua after Moses died.
Back to the current times. We as a world are now dealing with weapons so terrible that it could bring on the events described in Revelations in the Bible.
It is no longer about Jews and Arabs. It is about all of us.
Be careful what we pray for. That same God killed a lot of Jews for disobeying his rules and laws including two of Aaron's sons.
I do not judge God, way beyond my pay grade. What I am saying is that either these Hamas learn to live in peace or they will be destroyed totally in the years to come. The key here is lying, theft, murder, and destroying people's homes and their children. If they are willing to do all of these things then it is very possible that Israel will go after all of them and solve the problem once and for all.
I think that is a terrible solution. If they were bombing my home, I pretty much know what would happen to them.
Every action has an immediate and opposite reaction. So before you push that trigger or button on a missile, remember that reaction to what you are about to do. Hate does breed more hate, and murder of one's family may breed destruction for your own family.
IF and WHEN the God of Abraham comes back all of this will end and it will end very badly for all concerned.
Anyone disobeying the commandments laid out in the Bible will die. The alternative is to come to the table and negotiate an agreement that everyone can live with. One in which Jews and Arabs alike can prosper.
As long as one side is unwilling, there will never be peace in the middle east.


          Re: Israel And Hamas Are On The Verge Of WAR As More Than 150 Rockets Rain Down On The Holy Land Overnight      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Some years ago, there was a split between Hamas and Iran. What you are seeing is Hamas, trying to earn its: way back. Iran desires constant chaos in the middle east. They have lost a fair amount in men and supplies, in Syria. While they replace these loses. They seek to keep Israel occupied elsewhere.


          150 rockets from Gaza hit Israel      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(World Israel News) As of early Thursday morning, Hamas has fired about 150 rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip, the IDF stated. The IDF retaliated by targeting a number of sites used by the Hamas and other terror organizations operating in Gaza. Since Wednesday evening, the Iron Dome has intercepted 25 rockets. The Eshkol […]
          Comment on IAF strikes Gaza targets as rockets rain on south by Steffie Kinney      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Click To View Video To Share This Video Use Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq728d_EhiM Dear Friends of Israel, Over the course of recent hours, close to 200 rockets have been fired toward the State of Israel from the Gaza Strip. As a consequence, the IDF should, must and will act to defend the Israeli people. Rockets constitute merely one of the methods through which Hamas deploys terror against our country and it's inhabitants. In addition to those rockets, terror tunnels are excavated and built toward our towns, from Gaza, for the purposes of kidnapping our people, massacring our communities and murdering our men, women and children. And attempts by Hamas to infiltrate our borders from the sea are ongoing. Such realities must be beaten back and repelled. On a constant, unending basis, the members of the Israel Defense Forces prove themselves to be the single line of defense against such terror as it targets our peace loving citizens; whether those citizens be Jewish or non-Jewish, black or white, Arab, Israeli or Israeli Arab. To our soldiers, it matters not the faith, creed or race of those they defend. All that matters is the inalienable right to life and to security that is common to all who they are sworn to protect. Our defenders will prevail and will stand fast, for one reason above all. They will prevail because they recognize that Hamas's tools of terror are not deployed toward abstract areas of nebulous description. These tools of terror target the very towns in which our soldiers grew up, the towns in which their mothers sleep, the towns in which their brothers and sisters play; the towns which are now under fire and which the soldiers of the IDF must defend, for if they do not do so, nobody else will. World opinion can therefore be put in abeyance for now. Our people, our homes, and our country are under threat. And so, while some in the international community and in the media may raise their voices to condemn the actions of our men and women in uniform, we who they defend will raise our voices to commend the actions of our soldiers. We thank them for the sacrifices they make, the courage they display and the humanity by which they are guided in all that they do. It is neither our soldiers nor our government who ought to have their morality questioned at times such as these. Rather, it is those commentators and observers who speak ill of our deeds, who question our legitimacy and who relegate the spilling of innocent, Israeli blood to nothing more than a barometer for analysis, who must have their immorality exposed, their double-standards challenged and their shameful biases condemned - publicly, relentlessly and with maximal force. Let us never rest from the work of guarding over our soldiers, as they guard over us, for the guardians of Israel neither slumber nor sleep as they protect the Jewish State and all of its inhabitants; in a manner in which we can all take the deepest pride. .לא ינום ולא יישן שומר ישראל Kadima-Onwards!
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          150 rockets from Gaza hit Israel      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(World Israel News) As of early Thursday morning, Hamas has fired about 150 rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip, the IDF stated. The IDF retaliated by targeting a number of sites used by the Hamas and other terror organizations operating in Gaza. Since Wednesday evening, the Iron Dome has intercepted 25 rockets. The Eshkol […]
          Maintenance Technician - GEORGIA-PACIFIC - Lovell, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Installing and repairing mechanical drives, chains, sprockets, gears, belts, and couplings. Experience troubleshooting issues and making repairs on motors...
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          Marvel and Disney are reportedly having secret talks about bringing fired director James Gunn back for 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • According to Deadline, Marvel Studios is having "backchannel conversations" with Disney about rehiring fired "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn.
  • Marvel is reportedly trying to find a compromise with Disney.
  • The conversations come after the entire "Guardians" cast released an open letter in support of Gunn. 

 

Marvel Studios reportedly wants "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn back, and is trying to persuade its owner, Disney, to make it happen.

According to Deadline, citing anonymous sources, Marvel Studios is having "backchannel conversations" with Disney to persuade it to rehire Gunn, who Disney fired last month from directing "Guardians of the Galaxy 3" after conservative personalities resurfaced old offensive tweets from him.

Deadline reported that Marvel was seeking a compromise in bringing Gunn back for the third installment, which he recently finished the script for and had planned to start shooting later this year for a 2020 release date.

The report comes after the entire main "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast recently released an open letter in support of Gunn. Many of them, including Zoe Saldana and Chris Pratt, have publicly voiced that they want to see Gunn rehired. Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in the movies, has been the most vocal against Disney, and even threatened to quit "Guardians 3" if Gunn's script isn't used. He also tweeted that it was "nauseating" to work for Disney given the situation.

With that kind of pressure, it's not surprising if Marvel is having these conversations with Disney. Gunn's two "Guardians" movies made over $1.6 billion worldwide combined and were beloved by both critics and fans, making him a big loss for the studio. 

But Variety also recently reported, based on anonymous sources, that Disney had no plans to rehire Gunn. It may take a lot of convincing on Marvel's end for Disney to change its mind.

Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

SEE ALSO: Disney's upcoming Netflix competitor likely won't have its full catalog at launch, notably lacking classic 'Star Wars' movies

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          NASA is about to 'touch' a star for the first time — here are the hellish conditions the Parker Solar Probe must survive      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • NASA's Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to launch Saturday, August 11 around 3:33 a.m. EDT.
  • To "touch" the sun and study its weather, the $1.5-billion mission must survive hellish conditions.
  • Temperatures will reach a searing 2,500 degrees when the spacecraft zooms through the star's atmosphere at 430,000 mph.
  • Once the probe runs out of fuel, pretty much everything but its carbon heat shield will be destroyed.

Touching a star isn't easy. The sun is an enormous, searing-hot orb of plasma that generates a chaos of magnetic fields and can unleash deadly blasts of particles at a moment's notice.

But that is precisely what NASA plans to do — 24 times or more — with its car-size Parker Solar Probe (PSP). The goal of the $1.5-billion mission is to edge within 4 million miles of the sun, which is close enough to study the star's mysterious atmosphere, solar wind, and other properties.

Information gathered by the probe may help space weather forecasters better predict violent solar outbursts that can overwhelm electrical grids, harm satellites, disrupt electronics, and possibly lead to trillions of dollars' worth of damage.

The spacecraft is slated to launch from the Florida coast on Saturday at 3:33 a.m. EDT, should weather cooperate, though NASA has through August 23 to fire off its probe. PSP will reach the sun a few months after launch.

Here are some of the brutal conditions and tremendous challenges NASA's probe will have to survive to pull off its unprecedented mission.

The tricky process of touching a star

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The first hurdle PSP needs to clear is Earth itself.

To make the trip, the probe will ride atop a Delta 4 Heavy rocket, which is one of the most powerful operational launch vehicles on Earth (though not quite as powerful as SpaceX's new Falcon Heavy system).

NASA chose the rocket because it's surprisingly hard to get to the sun, which is 93 million miles away.

Earth orbits the sun at a speed of 67,000 mph, and so does anything launched off of the planet. To fall toward the sun, PSP will have to slow down by 53,000 mph, NASA said in a video about its mission.

Three different rocket stages (one firing after the other runs out of fuel) in the Delta 4 Heavy will help considerably with boosting PSP toward that goal, but it's not enough to repeatedly fly the probe close to the sun.

Instead, the rocket will shoot the probe on a path toward Venus, a planet it will fly past seven times over six years. The world's strong gravitational field will help gradually absorb PSP's "sideways motion" imparted by Earth and direct it closer and closer to the sun.

The consequence of this orbital dance is that PSP will fall toward the sun faster and faster after each pass. On its first orbit of the sun in November 2018, the probe will be some 15.4 million miles from the sun. About 21 orbits later, in December 2024, it will sneak within 4 million miles of the sun, traveling at a speed of nearly 430,000 mph relative to the star.

Achieving such a velocity would make PSP the fastest a human object in space. It's nearly 120 miles per second — fast enough to fly from New York to Tokyo in less than a minute — and 3.3 times as fast as NASA's Juno spacecraft, which zips past Jupiter at speeds of 130,000 mph.

How to fly through hell and back

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During its journey, PSP must withstand sunlight 3,000 times more powerful than occurs at Earth. Outside the spacecraft, in the outer fringes of the sun's corona or atmosphere, temperatures may reach 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit — hot enough to liquify steel.

The probe also must contend with a "solar wind" of charged, high-energy particles that can mess with electronics.

The key to protecting the probe, as well as its sensors for measuring the sun's magnetic fields and solar wind, is a special heat shield called the Thermal Protection System.

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Made of 4.5 inches of carbon foam sandwiched between two sheets of carbon composites, the eight-feet-wide shield will absorb and deflect solar energy that might otherwise fry the probe. A water cooling system will also help prevent the spacecraft's solar panels from roasting and keep the spacecraft a cozy 85 deg F.

PSP's mission is to crack two 60-year-old mysteries: why the sun has a solar wind at all, and how the corona — the star's outer atmosphere — can heat up to millions of degrees. Both factors are key to understanding what leads to potentially devastating solar storms.

"That defies the laws of nature. It's like water rolling uphill," Nicola Fox, a solar physicist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, said during a NASA briefing in 2017.

"Until you actually go there and touch the sun, you can't answer these questions," said Fox, who's a project scientist for the new mission.

You can watch the Parker Solar Probe launch toward the sun on Saturday, August 11, around 3 a.m. EDT via NASA TV.

The probe's mission will end many years from now, after it runs out of the propellant it needs to keep its heat shield pointed at the sun. When that happens, the star's blistering heat will burn up "90% of the spacecraft," science writer Shannon Stirone said on Twitter — but not the heat shield itself.

"The heat shield will then orbit the sun for millions of years," she said.

SEE ALSO: NASA's $1 billion mission to Jupiter has taken years of stunning images — here are some of Juno's best shots

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          LeBron James Makes Fun Of Carmelo Anthony      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

New Houston Rocket Carmelo Anthony had significant tenures with the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks, and played for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season. Few will talk about his glorious stretch with the Atlanta Hawks. Anthony was technically a Hawk for a few days, after the team acquired him from Oklahoma City. Atlanta made […]

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          Highland spaceport aims to launch 2,000 commercial rockets by 2030      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Business Secretary Greg Clark made the announcement during his first visit to the proposed site in the Highlands.
          UN envoy ‘deeply alarmed’ by escalation in violence in Gaza Strip      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Israel has carried out air strikes in retaliation over rockets fired by Hamas.
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Israel has carried out air strikes in retaliation over rockets fired by Hamas.
          Highland spaceport aims to launch 2,000 commercial rockets by 2030      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Business Secretary Greg Clark made the announcement during his first visit to the proposed site in the Highlands.
          UN envoy ‘deeply alarmed’ by escalation in violence in Gaza Strip      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Israel has carried out air strikes in retaliation over rockets fired by Hamas.
          Comment on First major piece of NASA’s Space Launch System assembled by James Lunar Miner      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The BFR has the financial genes of a 150 ton payload reusable LEO space bomber/fast response launcher system. SpaceX has been getting government money for Fast Response/Prompt Global Strike launch capabilities from almost since it began. Hundreds or thousands of BFR flights to haul endless amounts of energy weak and low Isp chemical rocket propellant up through the fragile Ozone Layer, and destroy some of it each time, while adding endless amounts of CO2 to our atmosphere in order to build colonies on Mars is not an environmentally, economically, and politically sustainable plan. High Isp propellants and other resources mined on the Moon and used though-out Cislunar Space would have far less negative environmental effects on the Home Planet. America's SLS launching various large and reusable space tugs and upper stages that have efficient solar electric or nuclear thermal space propulsion systems will offer cost effective high Isp transportation systems to help explore and mine the resources and high Isp propellants available on the Moon, asteroids, and Mars.
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          How did an almost anti-Semitic paragraph end up in a JTA piece?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A well-written analysis entitled “Israel is suspected again of assassinating an enemy’s rocket scientist. Do these killings pay off?” has a funny – but not that funny – segment in it. The Jewish press agency is not to be suspected of being anti-Semitic, perish the...
          Psyonix Has Delayed Rocket League’s RocketIDs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Summer ends next month, but that won't stop the Rocket League summer roadmap, even if Psyonix slightly altered it.

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          Highland spaceport aims to launch 2,000 commercial rockets by 2030      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Business Secretary Greg Clark made the announcement during his first visit to the proposed site in the Highlands.
          Google Searches for ‘Infowars’ Skyrocket After Tech Purge      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Censorship campaign backfires as interest in Infowars goes through the roof
          8/10/2018: World: Mideast clashes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Israeli warplanes yesterday struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip and three people were reportedly killed there, while Palestinian militants from the territory fired scores of rockets into Israel in a fierce burst of violence. The flare-up comes...
          Celtics will be featured early on national TV      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, the All-Star laden lineup of the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming Boston Celtics as part of the league's national
          Composite Technician      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CA-Torrance, Work in a small team of professionals in the fabrication of pressurized composites structures and rocket engines, using a CNC winding machine and hand lay-up methods with carbon fabric and resin. Specific tasks include: * Lay out, assemble, pre-fit and bond carbon composite or laminate fabrications, assemblies, parts, skins or equipment * Cut fabric, hand wet lay-up of carbon fiber material * Unde
          „Pocket Rocket“: Der BRABUS 125R Exklusive Editon kommt      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

DE EN FR NL IT PL Brabus präsentierte heute eine auf 125 Fahrzeuge limitierte BRABUS 125R Edition des Smart ForTwo. In Anlehnung an die vergangenes Jahr gebaute Clubsportversion (Einzelstück) des aktuellen Smart ForTwo für die Rennstrecke entstand nun eine zivile Variante. Und sie trägt offiziell den Namen den der Rennstreckenbruder ursprünglich bekam – „Pocket Rocket“. …

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          Can Carmelo Anthony Help The Rockets Clean Up Around The Arena After Games?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          13M Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember - Army National Guard - Lander, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As a Crewmember, you play a vital role in maintaining "the rocket's red glare.". 13M Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember....
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          Lori Borgman: Why carrots are incredibly costly      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The skyrocketing cost of groceries is unbelievable. I asked the husband if he would stop by the store on his way home to pick up a bag of carrots. He even texted to ask if I wanted the baby carrots or the big ones. “The big ones with the shrubbery still attached,” I texted back. […]

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          The Brabus 125R Is a Ballistic 125-HP Smart ForTwo Pocket Rocket      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

You remember Brabus, right? It’s the high-performance Mercedes tuner that recently created this, uh, custom Smart limousine. But that’s the great thing about Brabus: It’s also created hotted-up Smarts in the past and the Brabus 125R is the newest, hottest version yet.

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          USA: Number of Baby Boomers Going Bankrupt in Retirement Skyrockets      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Test Technician 2 - Aerojet Rocketdyne - Stennis Space Center, MS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Must have the ability to inspect in-process and completed products such as rocket engines and components, electronic units and subsystems, precision...
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          How England Got Its Curvy Cucumbers Straightened Out      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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In the mid-19th century, England was no country for crooked cucumbers. A curly, misshapen, or discolored specimen might be tossed to the pigs, who certainly wouldn’t mind. But by 1845, more perfect cucurbits were within reach. To straighten out a wayward cucumber, a 19th-century British gardener might have told you, you just needed to give it a little love. And maybe a giant glass straightjacket.

Long, tubular, and made of glass, the cucumber straightener is perhaps the most simple and superfluous gardening tool in history. But in the eyes of British gardeners, it rectified an intolerable perversity: a hooking, twisting cucumber.

Long before England was obsessed with straight cucumbers, it was disgusted by them. The first cucumbers made their way to Great Britain in the 1300s, and inspired great disdain among the English that persisted for centuries. According to 18th-century British writer Samuel Johnson, it was commonly said among English physicians that a cucumber "should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.” The vine-growing fruit was even dubbed the “cowcumber,” suggesting the vegetable was so vile it only ought to touch the lips of livestock.

It wasn’t until the iconic cucumber sandwich became popular among Queen Victoria's family that the produce began to gain prestige. Subsequently, the delicate sandwich became an iconic teatime snack in British high society, and the cucumber, suddenly, was in vogue. To ensure the fruit could be slipped easily between slices of bread, it needed to be sliced thinly and evenly. Which called for a straighter cucumber.

This might not seem like a big deal, but growing straight cukes is no simple task. Cucumbers begin to curve for a number of reasons, from humidity and temperature shifts to poor pollination. Some varieties of cucumbers curl easier than others, too. So unless gardeners really knew what they were doing, they’d likely end up tossing some of the harvest to the hogs.

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For British engineer George Stephenson, however, leaving a cucumber’s fate up to chance wasn’t an option. A tinkerer from an early age, Stephenson spent most of his life working on the first British railway system. Best known for creating the “Rocket,” an early steam locomotive, and the first public inter-city line for locomotives, he became renowned as the “Father of the Railways.” But he was also a horticulturist at heart, and as his locomotive career wound down, Stephenson took the innovation and perseverance that helped him excel on the tracks into the garden.

Stephenson was no leisurely gardener. Out of passion (and fierce rivalry with his friend Paxton, the gardener for the Duke of Devonshire), he began erecting vineries, pineries, apiaries, melon houses, and forcing houses, where he grew tropical fruits and vegetables. He vowed to grow pineapples the size of pumpkins, and engineered melon baskets from wire gauze to assist their growth. He was largely successful, too, winning a prize for his pines, and growing nationally acclaimed grapes.

His cucumbers, however, gave him trouble. Despite adjusting temperature, light, and the position from which they would grow, Stephenson’s cucumbers would relentlessly curl. Frustrated, the civil engineer crafted hollow glass cylinders in his Newcastle steam engine factory for his Tapton House garden.

The device was a long, delicate, glass tube that fit a growing cucumber like a giant glove. According to landscape architect* and historian Mark Morrison, a wire was strung through the top of the contraption to hang the straighteners in the garden or greenhouse. As the cucumbers grew, the vine would be fed through the tube, so that the cucumber hung vertically like a giant, green, phallic ornament within the narrow glass brace.

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When Stephenson removed his cucumbers from the tube, he was pleasantly surprised. The cucumbers, indeed, had grown to fit the straight mold of the glass cylinders they had grown inside. It was said that he showed off the final product to a group of visitors and declared, “I think I have bothered them noo!

An enterprising lad through and through, Stephenson patented the big glass tube, which became a popular tool for well-to-do Victorian gardeners and farmers. Using straightening glasses was likely a common tactic among those entering cucumber competitions all about size and curvature—or lack thereof. According to the Gardener’s Chronicle, the winner of the 1848 Stockport Cucumber Show clocked in at 22.5 inches long and, most importantly, was “perfectly straight and level as the barrel of a gun.”

However, as 19th-century writer Isabella Beeton pointed out, using a cucumber straightener did not come without risk. “When the tubes are used, it is sometimes necessary to watch them,” she wrote, “in order that, during the swelling of the fruit, they are not wedged into the tubes so tightly that they are difficult to withdraw.”

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Eventually, the glass straighteners went out of style. According to Morrison, they died out, like many Victorian-era tools, as the Industrial Revolution hit full stride. “Years ago, all the cucumber straighteners were blown, and all the tools were made by hand by a local blacksmith," he says. "Once the Industrial Revolution hit and manufacturing started, a lot of the art was lost.” The blown glass tubes were costly, labor-intensive, and, perhaps, not wholly necessary. Morrison points out that simply hanging the cucumbers vertically produces a relatively straight fruit. In the end, the glass tubes were likely replaced by vertical farming methods and the non-curving varietals many cucumber farmers use today.

But even as Stephenson’s glass straighteners disappeared, the desire for straight cucumbers persisted. Largely, Morrison points out, this was a relic of the times and a society structured around royalty. “We joke, of course, the royal family could never eat a crooked cucumber,” he says. But he also notes that there was a practical application: The curvier the cukes, the fewer could fit in a crate or a shipping container.

In fact, as of quite recently, E.U. regulations discouraged dramatic curvature in cucumbers. Until 2008, it was required by law that all Class I cucumbers sold across Europe be “practically straight,” and “bent with a gradient of no more than 1/10.” Though the technology has changed, the appetite for aesthetically pleasing produce hasn’t.

*Correction: This post previously stated that Mark Morrison is a landscape artist. He is a landscape architect.


          DJ Farta - Пацанская сборка в тачку Vol. 33 (2018) MP3      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Rocket on Be'er Sheva just after Hamas ceasefire, the IDF takes down a whole Hamas building in Gaza and Hamas... declare again on a (final) ceasefire      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip struck a field north of Beersheba on Thursday afternoon, setting off sirens in the southern city for the first time since the 2014 Gaza war and puncturing a purported Hamas ceasefire that lasted approximately two hours. Beersheba Mayor Ruvik Danilovich said the Grad rocket landed in an open area north of the city. Police said sappers were called to the scene to remove the rocket debris. Hamas denied that it was behind the attack on Beersheba, saying it was the work of a more radical salafist group, according to Hadashot news. The rocket on Beer Sheva came after a heavy barrage of rockets in the morning. In total about 200 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel since yesterday evening. **************************************************** The Israeli Air Force on Thursday evening flattened a five-story building in the northern Gaza Strip that served as a headquarters for the Hamas internal security service. The IDF said the strike on the building in the northern Gaza Strip, which also served as a cultural center in the coastal enclave, was in response to the rocket fire by Hamas against the city of Beersheba earlier in the day. 18 Palestinians were lightly wounded in the Israeli strike, according to the Gaza health ministry. In total, only 3 Palestinians were killed in the Israeli strikes on Gaza since yesterday. **************************************************** Report: Ceasefire reached between Israel and Hamas - Israel and Hamas have reportedly just reached a ceasefire under Egyptian mediation, which went into effect at 22:45 (local time) Thursday, according Al Jazeera. A source in Gaza confirmed the ceasefire to Ynet, while two Israeli officials denied a truce had been reached, in line with Israel's policy of ambiguity. An Israeli official said Hamas has been asking for a ceasefire since Thursday morning, but the IDF continued attacking significant targets. Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV channel reported late Thursday that a ceasefire has taken hold on the basis of mutual calm. It said the deal was mediated by Egypt and other regional players. A senior Hamas official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the deal would formally go into effect at midnight. Photos: Iron Dome in action today; Whole Hamas building taken down by the IAF today Vids: Grad rocket lands north of Beer Sheva today ; IAF takes down Hamas building in El Shati (Gaza) earlier today; Damages in Gaza today after the IAF strikes
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Splitting models is one of the easiest ways to get good prints. There is a big difference between a 3D model and a 3D model designed for 3D printing. 3D printing a model requires a lot of specific parameters on the model to be exact for the print to succeed. For example, too big an overhang on a print will cause the printer to try and print in midair making it look stringy or may just collapse the model unless you use supports. By using supports, however, you can scar the surface of the print which you will then need to sand away before the print looks good. So whats the answer? Ideally, you want to be able to minimize the overhangs and supports on the model before you actually print it, and that's where splitting comes in. Using the split function in 3D builder you can slice a model into a number of smaller parts along certain planes or axis to reduce the need for support or to eliminate overhangs. In this How-To we will be using this model of a Rocketship made by hayling99 on ...
          A Bold Foreign Policy Platform for the New Wave of Left Lawmakers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, A NEW COHORT OF PROGRESSIVES IS RUNNING FOR—AND WINNING—ELECTIONS. The stunning victory of democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic congressional primary in New York is perhaps the most well-known, but she is far from alone. Most of these candidates are young, more than usual are people of color, many are women, several are Muslims, at least one is a refugee, at least one is transgender—and all are unabashedly left. Most come to electoral politics after years of activism around issues like immigration, climate and racism. They come out of a wide range of social movements and support policy demands that reflect the principles of those movements: labor rights, immigrant and refugee rights, women’s and gender rights, equal access to housing and education, environmental justice, and opposition to police violence and racial profiling. Some, though certainly not all, identify not just with the policies of socialism but with the fundamental core values and indeed the name itself, usually in the form of democratic socialism.

Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American woman in Detroit, just won the Democratic primary for the legendary Congressman John Conyers’ seat. Four women, two of them members of Democratic Socialists of America and all four endorsed by DSA, beat their male incumbent opponents in Pennsylvania state house primaries. Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is running an insurgent campaign for Congress against a longstanding incumbent in western Massachusetts, keeping her focus on Medicare-for-All and civil rights. Minnesota State Rep. Ilhan Omar, a former Somali refugee, won endorsement from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, and is running for Keith Ellison’s former congressional seat as an “intersectional feminist.” And there are more.

Many highlight their movement experience in their campaigns; they are champions of immigrant rights, healthcare, student debt organizing and the fight for $15. Intersectionality has grown stronger, as the extremism of Trump’s right-wing racist assault creates significant new gains in linking separate movements focused on racism, women’s rights, immigrant rights, climate, poverty, labor rights and more.

But mostly, we’re not seeing progressive and socialist candidates clearly link domestic issues with efforts to challenge war, militarism and the war economy. There are a few exceptions: Congressional candidate and Hawaii State Rep. Kaniela Ing speaks powerfully about U.S. colonialism in Hawaii, and Virginia State Rep. Lee J. Carter has spoken strongly against U.S. bombing of Syria, linking current attacks with the legacy of U.S. military interventions. There may be more. But those are exceptions; most of the new left candidates focus on crucial issues of justice at home.

A progressive foreign policy must reject U.S. military and economic domination and instead be grounded in global cooperation, human rights, respect for international law and privileging diplomacy over war.

It’s not that progressive leaders don’t care about international issues, or that our movements are divided. Despite too many common assumptions, it is not political suicide for candidates or elected officials to stake out progressive anti-war, anti-militarism positions. Quite the contrary: Those positions actually have broad support within both our movements and public opinion. It’s just that it’s hard to figure out the strategies that work to connect internationally focused issues, anti-war efforts, or challenges to militarism, with the wide array of activists working on locally grounded issues. Some of those strategies seem like they should be easy—like talking about slashing the 53 cents of every discretionary federal dollar that now goes to the military as the easiest source to fund Medicare-for-all or free college education. It should be easy, but somehow it’s not: Too often, foreign policy feels remote from the urgency of domestic issues facing such crises. When our movements do figure out those strategies, candidates can easily follow suit.

Candidates coming out of our movements into elected office will need clear positions on foreign policy. Here are several core principles that should shape those positions.

A progressive foreign policy must reject U.S. military and economic domination and instead be grounded in global cooperation, human rights, respect for international law and privileging diplomacy over war. That does not mean isolationism, but instead a strategy of diplomatic engagement rather than—not as political cover for—destructive U.S. military interventions that have so often defined the U.S. role in the world.

Looking at the political pretexts for what the U.S. empire is doing around the world today, a principled foreign policy might start by recognizing that there is no military solution to terrorism and that the global war on terror must be ended.

More broadly, the militarization of foreign policy must be reversed and diplomacy must replace military action in every venue, with professional diplomats rather than the White House’s political appointees in charge. Aspiring and elected progressive and socialist office-holders should keep in mind the distinction between the successes and failures of Obama’s foreign policy. The victories were all diplomatic: moving towards normalization with Cuba, the Paris climate accord and especially the Iran nuclear deal. Obama’s greatest failures—in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen—all occurred because the administration chose military action over robust diplomacy.

Certainly, diplomacy has been a tool in the arsenal of empires, including the United States. But when we are talking about official policies governing relations between countries, diplomacy—meaning talking, negotiating and engaging across a table—is always, always better than engaging across a battlefield.

A principled foreign policy must recognize how the war economy has distorted our society at home—and commit to reverse it. The $717 billion of the military budget is desperately needed for jobs, healthcare and education here at home—and for a diplomatic surge and humanitarian and reconstruction assistance to people of countries devastated by U.S. wars and sanctions.

A principled foreign policy must acknowledge how U.S. actions—military, economic and climate-related—have been a driving force in displacing people around the world. We therefore have an enormous moral as well as legal obligation to take the lead in providing humanitarian support and refuge for those displaced—so immigration and refugee rights are central to foreign policy.

For too long the power of the U.S. empire has dominated international relations, led to the privileging of war over diplomacy on a global scale, and created a vast—and invasive—network of 800-plus military bases around the world.

Now, overall U.S. global domination is actually shrinking, and not only because of Trump’s actions. China’s economy is rapidly catching up, and its economic clout in Africa and elsewhere eclipses that of the United States. It’s a measure of the United States’ waning power that Europe, Russia and China are resisting U.S. efforts to impose new global sanctions on Iran. But the United States is still the world’s strongest military and economic power: Its military spending vastly surpasses that of the eight next strongest countries, it is sponsoring a dangerous anti-Iran alliance between Israel and the wealthy Gulf Arab states, it remains central to NATO decision-making, and powerful forces in Washington threaten new wars in North Korea and Iran. The United States remains dangerous.

Progressives in Congress have to navigate the tricky task of rejecting American exceptionalism. That means recognizing that it is often a good thing when U.S. global military and economic efforts fail, because they are generally aimed at maintaining domination and control. Without that U.S. domination, the possibility arises of a new kind of internationalism: to prevent and solve crises that arise from current and potential wars, to promote nuclear disarmament, to come up with climate solutions and to protect refugees.

That effort is increasingly important because of the rapid rise of right-wing xenophobic authoritarians seeking and winning power. Trump is now leading and enabling an informal global grouping of such leaders, from Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Victor Orban in Hungary and others. Progressive elected officials in the United States can pose an important challenge to that authoritarian axis by building ties with their like-minded counterparts in parliaments and governments—possibilities include Jeremy Corbyn in the United Kingdom and Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico, among others. And progressive and leftist members of Congress will need to be able to work together with social movements to build public pressure for diplomatic initiatives not grounded in the interests of U.S. empire.

In addition to these broad principles, candidates and elected officials need critical analyses of current U.S. engagement around the world, as well as nuanced prescriptions for how to de-escalate militarily, and ramp up a new commitment to serious diplomacy.

GEOPOLITICAL POWER PLAYS

RUSSIA: Relations with Russia will be a major challenge for the foreseeable future. With 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons in U.S. and Russian hands, and the two powers deploying military forces on opposite sides of active battlefronts in Syria, it is crucial that relations remain open—not least to derail potential escalations and ensure the ability to stand down from any accidental clash.

Progressives and leftists in Congress will need to promote a nuanced, careful approach to Russia policy. And they will face a daunting environment in which to do so. They will have to deal with loud cries from right-wing war-mongers, mainly Republicans, and from neo-con interventionists in both parties, demanding a one-sided anti-Russia policy focused on increased sanctions and potentially even military threats. But many moderate and liberal Democrats—and much of the media—are also joining the anti-Russia crusade. Some of those liberals and moderates have likely bought into the idea of American exceptionalism, accepting as legitimate or irrelevant the long history of U.S. election meddling around the world and viewing the Russian efforts as somehow reaching a whole different level of outrageousness. Others see the anti-Russia mobilization solely in the context of undermining Trump.

But at the same time, progressive Congress members should recognize that reports of Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 and 2018 elections cannot be dismissed out of hand. They should continue to demand that more of the evidence be made public, and condemn the Russian meddling that has occurred, even while recognizing that the most serious threats to our elections come from voter suppression campaignsat home more than from Moscow. And they have to make clear that Trump’s opponents cannot be allowed to turn the president’s infatuation with Vladimir Putin into the basis for a new Cold War, simply to oppose Trump.

CHINA: The broad frame of a progressive approach should be to end Washington’s provocative military and economic moves and encourage deeper levels of diplomatic engagement. This means replacing military threats with diplomacy in response to Chinese moves in the South China Sea, as well as significant cuts in the ramped-up military ties with U.S. allies in the region, such as Vietnam. Progressive and socialist members of Congress and other elected officials will no doubt be aware that the rise of China’s economic dominance across Africa, and its increasing influence in parts of Latin America, could endanger the independence of countries in those parts of the Global South. But they will also need to recognize that any U.S. response to what looks like Chinese exploitation must be grounded in humility, acknowledging the long history of U.S. colonial and neocolonial domination throughout those same regions. Efforts to compete with Chinese economic assistance by increasing Washington’s own humanitarian and development aid should mean directing all funds through the UN, rather than through USAID or the Pentagon. That will make U.S. assistance far less likely to be perceived as—and to be—an entry point for exploitation.

NATO: A progressive position on NATO flies straight into the face of the partisan component of the anti-Trump resistance—the idea that if Trump is for it, we should be against it. For a host of bad reasons that have to do with personal enrichment and personal power, Trump sometimes takes positions that large parts of the U.S. and global anti-war and solidarity movements have long supported. One of those is NATO. During the Cold War, NATO was the European military face of U.S.-dominated Western anti-Communism and anti-Sovietism. With the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, peace activists from around the world called for the dissolution of NATO as an anachronistic relic whose raison d’etre was now gone.

Instead, NATO used its 50th anniversary in 1999 to rebrand itself as defending a set of amorphous, ostensibly “Western” values such as democracy, rather than having any identifiable enemy—something like a military version of the EU, with the United States on board for clout. Unable to win UN Security Council support for war in Kosovo, the United States and its allies used NATO to provide so-called authorization for a major bombing campaign—in complete violation of international law—and began a rapid expansion of the NATO alliance right up to the borders of Russia. Anti-war forces across the world continued to rally around the call “No to NATO”—a call to dissolve the alliance altogether.

But when Trump, however falsely, claims to call for an end to the alliance, or shows disdain for NATO, anti-Trump politicians and media lead the way in embracing the military alliance as if it really did represent some version of human rights and international law. It doesn’t—and progressives in elected positions need to be willing to call out NATO as a militarized Cold War relic that shouldn’t be reconfigured to maintain U.S. domination in Europe or to mobilize against Russia or China or anyone else. It should be ended.

In fact, Trump’s claims to oppose NATO are belied by his actions. In his 2019 budget request he almost doubled the 2017 budget for the Pentagon’s “European Deterrence Initiative,” designed explicitly as a response to “threats from Russia.” There is a huge gap between Trump’s partisan base-pleasing condemnation of NATO and his administration&rdqou;s actual support for strengthening the military alliance. That contradiction should make it easier for progressive candidates and officeholders to move to cut NATO funding and reduce its power—not because Trump is against NATO but because the military alliance serves as a dangerous provocation toward war.

THE WAR ON TERROR

What George W. Bush first called “the global war on terror” is still raging almost 17 years later, though with different forms of killing and different casualty counts. Today’s reliance on airstrikes, drone attacks and a few thousand special forces has replaced the hundreds of thousands of U.S. and allied ground troops. And today hardly any U.S. troops are being killed, while civilian casualties are skyrocketing across the Middle East and Afghanistan. Officials from the Bush, Obama and Trump administrations have repeated the mantra that “there is no military solution” in Afghanistan, Syria, or Iraq or against terrorism, but their actions have belied those words. Progressive elected officials need to consistently remind the public and their counterparts that it is not possible to bomb terrorism out of existence. Bombs don’t hit “terrorism”; they hit cities, houses, wedding parties. And on those rare occasions when they hit the people actually named on the White House&rdqou;s unaccountable kill list, or “terrorist” list, the impact often creates more terrorists.

The overall progressive policy on this question means campaigning for diplomatic solutions and strategies instead of military ones. That also means joining the ongoing congressional efforts led by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and others  to challenge the continued reliance on the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

In general, privileging diplomatic over war strategies starts with withdrawing troops and halting the arms sales that flood the region with deadly weapons. Those weapons too often end up in the hands of killers on all sides, from bands of unaccountable militants to brutally repressive governments, with civilians paying the price. Congress members should demand an end of massive arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other U.S. allies carrying out brutal wars across the Middle East, and they should call for an end to the practice of arming non-state proxies who kill even more people. They should call for a U.S. arms embargo on Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, Jordan and Israel (which presents a whole other set of arms-related challenges), while urging Russia to stop its arms sales to Syria, Iran and Pakistan. Given the power of the arms industries in the United States, arms embargoes are the most difficult—but perhaps the most important—part of ending the expanding Middle East wars.

Progressives in Congress should demand real support for UN-sponsored and other international peace initiatives, staffing whole new diplomatic approaches whose goal is political solutions rather than military victories—and taking funds out of military budgets to cover the costs. The goal should be to end these endless wars—not try to “win&rdqou; them.

ISRAEL-PALESTINE: The most important thing for candidates to know is that there has been a massive shift in public opinion in recent years. It is no longer political suicide to criticize Israel. Yes, AIPAC and the rest of the right-wing Jewish, pro-Israel lobbies remain influential and have a lot of money to throw around. (The Christian Zionist lobbies are powerful too, but there is less political difficulty for progressives to challenge them.) But there are massive shifts underway in U.S. Jewish publicopinion on the conflict, and the lobbies cannot credibly claim to speak for the Jewish community as a whole.

Outside the Jewish community, the shift is even more dramatic, and has become far more partisan: Uncritical support for Israel is now overwhelmingly a Republican position. Among Democrats, particularly young Democrats, support for Israel has fallen dramatically; among Republicans, support for Israel’s far-right government is sky-high. The shift is particularly noticeable among Democrats of color, where recognition of the parallels between Israeli oppression of Palestinians and the legacies of Jim Crow segregation in the United States and apartheid in South Africa is rising rapidly.

U.S. policy, unfortunately, has not kept up with that changing discourse. But modest gains are evident even there. When nearly 60 members of the House and Senate openly skipped Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech when he came to lobby Congress to vote against President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, the sky didn’t fall. The snub to the Israeli prime minister was unprecedented, but no one lost their seat because of it. Rep. Betty McCollum’s bill to protect Palestinian children from Israel’s vicious military juvenile detention system (the only one in the world) now has 29 co-sponsors, and the sky still isn’t falling. Members of Congress are responding more frequently to Israeli assaults on Gaza and the killing of protesters, often because of powerful movements among their constituents. When Trump moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, the Israeli daily Ha’aretz acknowledged the divide: “While members of the Republican Party overwhelmingly expressed support for the move, Democrats were split between those who congratulated Trump for it and those who called it a dangerous and irresponsible action.”

That creates space for candidates and newly elected officials to respond to the growing portion of their constituencies that supports Palestinian rights. Over time, they must establish a rights-based policy. That means acknowledging that the quarter-century-long U.S.-orchestrated “peace process” based on the never-serious pursuit of a solution, has failed. Instead, left and progressive political leaders can advocate for a policy that turns over real control of diplomacy to the UN, ends support for Israeli apartheid and occupation, and instead supports a policy based on international law, human rights and equality for all, without privileging Jews or discriminating against non-Jews.

To progress from cautiously urging that Israel abide by international law, to issuing a full-scale call to end or at least reduce the $3.8 billion per year that Congress sends straight to the Israeli military, might take some time. In the meantime, progressive candidates must prioritize powerful statements condemning the massacre of unarmed protesters in Gaza and massive Israeli settlement expansion, demands for real accountability for Israeli violations of human rights and international law (including reducing U.S. support in response), and calls for an end to the longstanding U.S. protection that keeps Israel from being held accountable in the UN.

The right consistently accuses supporters of Palestinian rights of holding Israel to a double standard. Progressives in Congress should turn that claim around on them and insist that U.S. policy towards Israel—Washington’s closest ally in the region and the recipient of billions of dollars in military aid every year—hold Israel to exactly the same standards that we want the United States to apply to every other country: human rights, adherence to international law and equality for all.

Many supporters of the new crop of progressive candidates, and many activists in the movements they come out of, are supporters of the increasingly powerful, Palestinian-led BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement, that aims to bring non-violent economic pressure to bear on Israel until it ends its violations of international law. This movement deserves credit for helping to mainstream key demands—to end the siege of Gaza and the killing of protesters, to support investigations of Israeli violations by the International Criminal Court, to oppose Israel’s new “nation-state’ law—that should all be on lawmakers’ immediate agenda.

AFGHANISTAN: More than 100,000 Afghans and 2,000 U.S. troops have been killed in a U.S. war that has raged for almost 17 years. Not-Yet-President Trump called for withdrawal from Afghanistan, but within just a few months after taking office he agreed instead to send additional troops, even though earlier deployments of more than 100,000 U.S. troops (and thousands more coalition soldiers) could not win a military victory over the Taliban. Corruption in the U.S.-backed and -funded Afghan government remains sky-high, and in just the past three years, the Pentagon has lost track of how $3.1 billion of its Afghanistan funds were spent. About 15,000 US troops are still deployed, with no hope of a military victory for the United States.

Progressive members of Congress should demand a safe withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, acting on the long-held recognition that military force simply won’t work to bring about the political solution all sides claim to want.

Several pending bills also would reclaim the centrality of Congress’ role in authorizing war in general and in Afghanistan in particular—including ending the 2001 AUMF. Funding for humanitarian aid, refugee support, and in the future compensation and reparations for the massive destruction the U.S.-led war has wrought across the country, should all be on Congress’ agenda, understanding that such funding will almost certainly fail while U.S. troops are deployed.

IRAN: With U.S. and Iranian military forces facing each other in Syria, the potential for an unintentional escalation is sky-high. Even a truly accidental clash between a few Iranian and U.S. troops, or an Iranian anti-aircraft system mistakenly locking on to a U.S. warplane plane even if it didn’t fire, could have catastrophic consequences without immediate military-to-military and quick political echelon discussions to defuse the crisis. And with tensions very high, those ties are not routinely available. Relations became very dangerous when Trump withdrew the United States from the multi-lateral nuclear deal in May. (At that time, a strong majority of people in the United States favored the deal, and less than one in three wanted to pull out of it.)

The United States continues to escalate threats against Iran. It is sponsoring a growing regional anti-Iran alliance, with Israel and Saudi Arabia now publicly allied and pushing strongly for military action. And Trump has surrounded himself with war-mongers for his top advisers, including John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, who have both supported regime change in Iran and urged military rather than diplomatic approaches to Iran.

Given all that, what progressive elected officials need to do is to keep fighting for diplomacy over war. That means challenging U.S. support for the anti-Iran alliance and opposing sanctions on Iran. It means developing direct ties with parliamentarians from the European and other signatories to the Iran nuclear deal, with the aim of collective opposition to new sanctions, re-legitimizing the nuclear deal in Washington and reestablishing diplomacy as the basis for U.S. relations with Iran.

It should also mean developing a congressional response to the weakening of international anti-nuclear norms caused by the pull-out from the Iran deal. That means not just supporting the nonproliferation goals of the Iran nuclear deal, but moving further towards real disarmament and ultimately the abolition of nuclear weapons. Progressives in and outside of Congress should make clear that nuclear nonproliferation (meaning no one else gets to have nukes) can’t work in the long run without nuclear disarmament (meaning that the existing nuclear weapons states have to give them up). That could start with a demand for full U.S. compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which calls for negotiations leading to “nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament.”

SYRIA: Progressive candidates and elected officials should support policies designed to end, not “win” the war. That means withdrawing troops, ceasing airstrikes and drone attacks, and calling for an arms embargo on all sides of the multiple proxy war. The civil war component of the multiple wars in Syria is winding down as the regime consolidates its control, but the sectarian, regional and global components of that war have not disappeared, so continuing a call for an arms embargo is still important. The first step is to permanently end the Pentagon’s and the CIA’s “arm and train” policies that have prolonged the war and empowered some of its most dangerous actors.

There will also need to be negotiations between the regional and global actors that have been waging their own wars in Syria, wars that have little to do with Syria itself, but with Syrians doing the bulk of the dying. That means support for the UN’s and other internationally-sponsored de-escalation efforts, and serious engagement with Russia towards a permanent ceasefire, as well as the arms embargo. U.S. policy should include absolute prohibitions on Washington’s regional allies—including Saudi Arabia and Turkey—sending U.S.-provided arms into Syria. And progressive supporters of diplomacy should also maintain pressure on the United States to back multi-lateral diplomatic processes organized by the UN and others—on humanitarian issues in Geneva, and political issues in Astana. Cutting the United States’ multi-billion dollar arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, Turkey and other U.S. allies involved in the Syrian wars would also lend legitimacy to U.S. efforts within those diplomatic processes to press Russia to stop providing arms to the Assad regime.

IRAQ: Congress has largely abrogated its responsibilities even as the 15-year war initiated by the United States continues. Progressive policymakers would do well to join the existing efforts to end—not replace, but cancel—the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force against Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq, and reopen congressional debate, with the goal of ending funding for war in Iraq once and for all. When President Obama withdrew the last troops from Iraq at the end of 2011, stating that “war in Iraq ends this month,” many assumed that the authorization ended as well. But it was never officially repealed and had no expiration date, and three years later Obama claimed that the then-12-year-old authorization justified the war against ISIS in Iraq. While Trump has relied primarily on the 2001 AUMF, the Iraq-specific authorization of 2002 remains in place and should be withdrawn. 

In the meantime, progressives in Congress should support many of the same policies for Iraq as for Syria: withdraw the troops and special forces, stop the assassination program that is the heart of Washington’s “counter-terrorism” campaign and cease sending arms. Congress should end funding to force the closure of the network of small “forward operating bases” and other U.S. military bases that may remain in U.S. hands in Iraq despite earlier agreements to turn them over to the Iraqi government. The U.S. must figure out new ways to provide financial compensation and support to the people whose country and society has been shredded by more than a dozen years of crippling U.S.-led economic sanctions bookended by two devastating wars (Desert Storm, starting in 1991, and the Iraq War, starting in 2003)—while somehow avoiding the further empowerment of corrupt and sectarian political and military leaders.

YEMEN AND SAUDI ARABIA: The ongoing Saudi-led war against Yemen reflects the most deadly front of Saudi Arabia’s competition with Iran for regional hegemony. The United States is providing indirect and direct support, including U.S. Air Force pilots providing in-air refueling so Saudi and UAE warplanes can bomb Yemen more efficiently, and Green Berets fighting alongside Saudi troops on the border, in what the New York Times called “a continuing escalation of America’s secret wars.”

The U.S.-backed Saudi war against Yemen has also created what the UN has declared the world’s most serious humanitarian crisis. Congress’ first action must be to immediately end all U.S. involvement in the war. Next, Congress must reject all approvals for arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE as long as they continue to bomb and blockade Yemen.

Ending these arms sales may be a serious challenge, given the power of the arms manufacturers’ lobby, Israel’s strong support of Saudi Arabia against Iran and the fact that Saudi Arabia remains the top U.S. arms customer. But recent efforts and relatively close votes in both the House and Senate, while not successful, indicate that challenging the longstanding process of providing the Saudis with whatever weapons they want may be closer to reality than anticipated. The House called the U.S. military involvement in the Saudi war in Yemen “unauthorized.” Reps. Ro Khanna, Marc Pocan and others have introduced numerous House bills in recent months aimed at reducing U.S. arms sales and involvement in the Saudi-led assault. In the Senate, a March resolution to end U.S. military involvement in the Yemen war failed by only 11 votes, a much narrower margin than anticipated. Progressive candidates and new members of Congress should support all those efforts, and move further with a call for ending the longstanding U.S. alliance with Saudi Arabia, especially military sales and support for the Saudi-Israeli partnership against Iran.

A QUICK GLANCE AT SOME OTHER POLICY QUESTIONS

NORTH KOREA: Progressive elected officials will need to support Trump’s diplomatic initiatives, challenging mainstream Democrats willing to abandon diplomacy because Trump supports it (however tactically or temporarily). Progressives will also need to condemn U.S. military provocations that undermine that same diplomacy, and build public and congressional support for the inter-Korean diplomatic moves already underway. That should include pushing for exemptions in the U.S.-imposed sanctions that would allow inter-Korean economic and other initiatives to go forward. Progressives in Congress can also play a major role in supporting people-to-people diplomacy with North Korea, and they can lead the way in replacing the current armistice with a peace treaty finally ending the Korean War.

AFRICA: Across the continent, there is an urgent need to reverse the militarization of foreign policy, including reducing the size, breadth of responsibilities and theater of operations of AFRICOM.  The wide-ranging but unauthorized and largely secretive special operations and other military actions across the continent violate not only international law, but U.S. domestic law as well.

LATIN AMERICA: In Latin America, there is an urgent need for a new anti-interventionist policy, not least to stop the current attempts to take advantage of serious domestic crises in Venezuela, Nicaragua and elsewhere. Progressives will need to challenge the U.S. economic and foreign policies that create refugees from Central America in particular (including the consequences of the U.S. wars of the 1980s), even while fighting to protect those migrants seeking safety in the United States as a result of those earlier policies. Regarding Mexico, Congress needs to fight for a U.S. position in trade negotiations that is not based on economic nationalism, but rather on making sure that Mexican workers and U.S. workers are both equally lifted up. Left policymakers will also have the chance to play a leading role in forging a new relationship with Mexico’s just-elected progressive President Lopez-Obrador. 

All of the areas where U.S. wars are or were underway, as well as places where U.S. economic and climate policies have helped create crises threatening people’s lives, also become areas from which migrants are forced to flee their homes. U.S. policymakers must acknowledge that U.S. policies are direct causes of the refugee crises that exist in and around the war zones and climate crisis zones of the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere—and that the refugees seeking asylum in Europe, and the far fewer trying to come to the United States, are a consequence of those policies. So progressive candidates and policymakers should support massive expansion of funding for these victims of war, including humanitarian support in their home regions and acceptance of far greater numbers of refugees into the United States. They must directly challenge the xenophobic policies of the Trump administration that include the Muslim Ban, the separation of children from their families at the border and the vast reduction in refugees accepted into this country. In Congress, that might include introducing bills to cut funding for ICE or eliminate the institution altogether.

Finally, progressive candidates and elected officials will need to continue to craft policy proposals that recognize what happens when the U.S. wars come home. This requires more voices in Congress challenging the military budget because it’s used to kill people abroad and because the money is needed for jobs, health care and education at home. It means challenging Islamophobia rising across the United States because of how it threatens Muslims in the United States and because it is used to build support for wars against predominantly Muslim countries. It means exposing—on the floor of the House and beyond—the fact that the Muslim bans targeted primarily countries the United States was bombing, sanctioning or stationing soldiers in. And it means being clear that protecting refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants has to include ending the wars that create refugees in the first place.

Certainly, we shouldn’t expect every progressive or even every socialist running for national office to become an instant expert on every complicated piece of U.S. foreign policy. And for those running for state and local office, there may seem to be even less urgency. But we’ve seen how the Poor People’s Campaign, with its inclusion of militarism and the war economy as one of its four central targets (along with racism, poverty and environmental destruction), has demonstrated to all of our movements the importance of—and a model for—including an anti-war focus within multi-issue state and local mobilizations. The Movement for Black Lives has created one of the strongest internationalist and anti-war platforms we’ve seen in years—including calls for cutting the military budget, supporting Palestinian rights, stopping the Global War on Terror and the so-called War on Drugs, ending the militarized U.S. interventions across Africa, and linking U.S. military and economic policies with the rise in Haitian and other—predominantly Black—immigration.

Immigrant rights activists are linking movements for sanctuary (and against ICE) with opposition to the wars that create refugees. Campaignsare underway to reject the training of U.S. police by Israeli police and military forces. Battles are being waged to get local law enforcement agencies to refuse Pentagon offers of weapons and equipment left over from U.S. wars in Afghanistan and elsewhere. These campaigns all play out at the local and state level.

So especially for those running for Congress, but really for all candidates at every political level and venue in this country, there is a clear need for a strong, principled position on at least a few key foreign policy issues. And the key to making that happen still lies with our movements.


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JULY

With the political world holding its breath in anticipation, Hope n' Change finally endorses a Presidential candidate...


While lacking the enthusiasm evinced by many Trump supporters, Hope n' Change opines that "Donald Trump is potentially a yuuuuge disrupter at a time when our political system needs huge disruption. Our nation would be far more likely to survive his possible policy failures than even a single term of Hillary Clinton's toxic policy successes."

This belief is immediately confirmed when yet another federal agency is revealed to have been corrupted by proximity to the Clinton Machine...


After laundry-listing the many, many ways that Hillary had lied, evaded, and thoroughly compromised national security with her secret email server, FBI Director James Comey decides that no charges should be pressed because:

A) He is apparently a complete political whore
B) His family was being held at gunpoint
C) He believes that women (bless their hearts) are just too darn stupid to understand computers, national security, and laws
D) Hillary made a pact with Satan which involves fellating lepers in Hell for all eternity
E) All of the above. Which, frankly, we're pretty sure is the right answer.

Energized by this undeserved "Get Out of Jail Free" card, Hillary immediately seizes on new ways to make voters hate her...


Following a black sniper's assassination of five Dallas police officers who were providing security for a "Black Lives Matter" protest, Hillary bravely declares that the actual problem is that white people need to do a better job of listening and, bizarrely, that Wall Street needs greater transparency. Based on her strong statement, an increasing number of voters begin to suspect she's using narcotics.

Meanwhile,  GOP heads explode when Senator Ted Cruz appears at the Republican National Convention and speaks passionately about the need to defend freedom and the Constitution, but fails to endorse Trump by name for reasons no one can explain...


But July isn't done with us yet. Following a series of scandals revealing sabotage against the Bernie Sanders campaign, the DNC meets to celebrate democracy by anointing a candidate selected by unelected "superdelegates"...


AUGUST

With the wind at her back, which is helpful in keeping her upright, Hillary starts fleshing out what revolutionary policies she hopes to bring to the presidency other than the ability to pee while sitting down...

But concerns grow about the candidate's health as she is increasingly seen struggling with simple tasks like speaking without coughing up a lung, getting both eyes to point in the same direction, or telling the truth...


But undaunted and pumped full of amphetamines and opioids,  Hillary throws herself into intense preparation for the upcoming Presidential debates...


And speaking of sex escapades (which is pretty much synonymous with speaking about the Clintons) another one rears its...uh...head when Anthony Weiner, the oft-disgraced husband of Hillary's right hand woman Huma Abedin, is discovered to be emailing bonergrams to an under-aged girl...


Saying "enough is enough," Huma gives up on Weiner (not that there's anything wrong with that) and prepares to face new challenges in...

SEPTEMBER

When asked to answer yet more questions about her totally illegal scheme to evade the Freedom of Information Act and, as an unexpected bonus, give away all of our nation's secrets, Hillary is struck - apparently forcefully - with a brilliant idea...


Yes, the woman who wants to be President of the United States claims to have such substantial brain damage that she can't remember anything which happened while she was engaged in criminal activity.  Which is to say her entire adult life.

Shortly thereafter, Clinton speaks to an adoring throng of hired enthusiasts at an LGBT fundraiser and makes a statement which convinces even hardened skeptics that she has gangrenous grey matter...


"To be grossly generalistic," she grossly cackled, "you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic— you name it!"

Surprisingly, at least to Democrats, it turns out that many Americans don't appreciate being mocked, disparaged, and slandered by corrupt elites. Which is why it's (ahem) fortunate for Clinton that the public is soon distracted by a terrorist bomb blast...


29 people are hurt (and thankfully none killed) when a bomb is detonated in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York. Chelsea Clinton swears "it's just a coincidence" and "I'm working on an alibi."

Hoping to get her media narrative back on track, Hillary Clinton puts avuncular socialist Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail to say that he no longer despises everything Hillary stands for, and that he's come to the life-changing (and possibly life-saving) realization that she is the most honest, refreshing, and ethical politician ever born...


In fairness to Bernie, maybe he was just trying on his "shameless whore" costume to make ready for...

OCTOBER

Suddenly, the campaign is rocked by a series of well-coordinated (if loosely fact-checked) attacks on Donald Trump's finances...


The NY Times goes "front page crazy" with a story screaming that over the past few years, Donald Trump may have paid all the federal income tax he legally owed - which possibly, and only possibly, equaled "none." Not only is "Man Pays Correct Amount of Taxes" not a scandal, it's not even interesting.

What is interesting is that the story was written based on illegally obtained information which was leaked to the public. Democratic spokespeople offer high praise for the publication of illegally leaked documents, then report a weird feeling "like a crow just stepped on my grave."


In a shocking revelation that even offends serial rapist Bill Clinton, an old audiotape reveals that Donald Trump once used the word "pussy" in a conversation which did not involve cats. Even worse, a (very small) parade of women come forward, dabbing tears, to share tortured memories of being "kissed without permission" by Donald Trump, who used only Tic Tacs for breath control.

Unfortunately for Hillary, none of this is as interesting as Wikileaks' release of thousands of documents detailing the corruption of the Clinton Foundation, Hillary's "pay for play" use of the State Department to solicit bribes, and the overall sleaziness of everyone in the Democratic party.

Suddenly finding illegally obtained information which was leaked to the public abhorrent, the media and the White House blame Russian hackers because it sounds better than "our own idiocy." Joe Biden warns of draconian counter measures...


In the midst of all this, early voting begins, with record numbers of voters flooding to the polls to decide which of the two least popular candidates in American history will win...


But wait! With Halloween in the air, James Comey doesn't need to dress up as a ghost to scare the sheet out of Hillary - he simply reopens her "thing that wouldn't die" email espionage case only days before the election.

Hilariously, it turns out that in the course of investigating Anthony Weiner's underage sexting activities, the FBI has discovered thousands of Hillary's State Department emails on his personal laptop...as well as on his laptop computer.


And so the stage is set for...

NOVEMBER

Following a hostage video in which James Comey, bruised and bound, says that nothing suspicious other than Top Secret documents was found on Weiner's "spank bank" computer, Election Day arrives at last.

Left-leaning media political pundits sport Cheshire Cat grins, and Hillary Clinton's team pops champagne corks as the poll results start to come in.

Soon after which the grins fade, the champagne goes flat, and (according to trustworthy sources on the Left) Armageddon arrives...


Trump wins to the shock and disbelieving horror of liberals everywhere...


Apparently unaware of how the American voting system works, those on the Left are further devastated by the realization that while Hillary won the popular vote, it's only the critical electoral college vote that decides the Presidency...


While many anti-Americans take the news of Trump's victory badly,  perhaps the most convincing display of grief comes from Fidel Castro who actually goes to the trouble of dropping dead...


Which at long last brings us to...

DECEMBER

In the weeks following the election, it becomes clear that American voters were sick of being denigrated, disrespected, and lied to by their own government. Tired of seeing their health insurance costs skyrocket while their benefits plummeted. And unwilling to accept a stagnant economy which seemingly offered jobs only to hedge fund managers and fry cooks.

Granted, not everyone saw the election results in the same way...


When his analysis is roundly laughed at, Barack Obama goes back to his default position of claiming that the election was somehow "hacked" by evil Russians who, inexplicably, liked the idea of Donald Trump having a nuclear arsenal.

The soon-to-be ex-president declares the alleged hacking to be a grave and immediate existential threat to our nation, then takes swift action by boarding Air Force One for another extended, multi-million dollar vacation in Hawaii...


Back on the mainland, the electoral college finally meets to officially cast their votes. And once again, a dazed and broken Hillary has to settle for second place...


With only days left in the year, Americans finally breathe a sigh of relief - confident that they can enjoy the holidays without any vacationing presidents suddenly launching a vicious sneak attack on one of our closest allies. They are, of course, wrong...


With assistance (and likely direction) from the Obama administration, the U.N. passes a resolution condemning Israel, eroding that nation's legitimacy and chances for eventual peace.  It is a transparently petty and vindictive act from a petty and vindictive president bent on burning the world down if he can't be in charge.

In the final days of his wretched administration, he also admits floods of refugees and illegals into the country, grants early release to a record number of felons, and puts thousands of new regulations in place to hamper the American economy under Donald Trump.

Which is why the stroke of midnight on December 31st has never been sweeter...


Happy New Year from Stilton Jarlsberg and Hope n' Change Cartoons...which, after 8 long years, finally has actual hope for change.



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To get heavy payloads into orbit, American rockets like the Atlas V use Russia’s powerful RD-180 engine—an engine that previous rounds of U.S. sanctions have studiously exempted.

But now, following the Trump administration’s decision to retaliate for the Kremlin poisoning a former spy and his daughter, Russian officials are threatening to block sales of the RD-180 to the Americans.

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Heather Nauert
Spokesperson
Department Press Briefing
Washington, DC
August 9, 2018



Index for Today's Briefing
  • INDONESIA
  • DEPARTMENT
  • ZIMBABWE
  • YEMEN
  • IRAQ
  • TURKEY
  • ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS
  • RUSSIA
  • NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA
  • CHINA

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    MS NAUERT: Hi, everybody. How are you today? And why are so many of you showing up on an August afternoon? You’re supposed to all be on vacation or something, but I notice a few empty seats. But Gardiner’s back from vacation. Gardiner, welcome.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    MS NAUERT: How’ve you been?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    MS NAUERT: Good. A couple announcements to start before we get started with your questions today.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    First, I would like to express our condolences to the victims of the recent earthquakes and also the aftershocks in Indonesia. The United States has experts and partner organizations on the ground. We’re consulting with the Government of Indonesia at this time. We’re closely monitoring the situation, and we stand ready to provide additional aid to the Government of Indonesia. Our U.S. consulate personnel are assisting affected U.S. citizens. At this time, we do not have any reports of U.S. citizen casualties associated with the earthquakes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Indonesian people. As many of you know, we were recently on the ground in Indonesia and had some terrific meetings with government officials there.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Next, I have some staffing news to bring you now. And I’m really excited about this one, because it affects our Bureau of Public Affairs and specifically the folks that you will working with. Today I’d like to announce that Robert Palladino will be joining our press team as the State Department’s deputy spokesperson. Robert is a career Foreign Service officer and I believe known well to some of you or perhaps many of you.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Over the past year, Robert has served as director of press and acting National Security Council spokesperson. In that role he’s helped to prepare Sarah Sanders for her briefings at the White House. He was also a spokesperson to the White House press corps and worked as NSC communications lead for both Asia and Europe. Robert’s Foreign Service career has included postings in Washington, where he worked for our Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy, and also on Capitol Hill. Overseas, he’s worked in Milan, Italy; Guangzhou, China; and also Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Prior to joining the State Department, he practiced law in Asia and Europe in the Army JAG Corps. His service included deployment to Rwanda. He is a graduate of Notre Dame University, Washington and Lee School of Law, the U.S. Army War College, and he also speaks Chinese and Italian. Pretty impressive.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We are delighted that he is coming back to the State Department from the White House. I know you will enjoy working with him. For those of you who have not met him, he is a terrific guy. We’ve worked closely together for the past year or so. I asked him what his children thought, because he has two young girls – I asked him what they thought of his job, and I love these quotes. His youngest daughter said, “I’m proud of America and I’m proud of you, Dad, but it sounds really boring.” And then his older daughter said this – and you’ll appreciate it – “But wait a minute, everybody yells questions and they’re angry. That’s the worst job in the world.” That actually might be the White House press corps, not you all. But we look forward to welcoming Robert when he joins us on the 20th of August. But try not to bug him between now and then; he’s on vacation with his family. So another addition to our press family.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    And that’s it. With that, I’d be happy to take your questions.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay, thanks. We’ll try not to be so angry.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I said not you all.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Let’s – me, yes me. I just wanted to ask you briefly before I ask you about Yemen. I noticed the statement that you guys put out about Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe elections and the Zambian decision to deport the opposition leader.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Right.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: And in that statement it said that you are reviewing certain aspects of your cooperation with the Zambian Government. Can you be a little bit more specific? What aspects of --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Some of those will be conversations that will be had privately with both governments. But my understanding is that there are certain agreements in which that government was taking steps that the Zimbabweans weren’t completely familiar with and weren’t supportive of, and there were some concerns related to that. But let’s just --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: No, I understand, but I was just --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: But let’s just back up a couple steps for folks who’ve not been following this perhaps as closely as you have. Elections on July the 30th – those were promising, very promising. We thought it was a historic chance to sort of move beyond the political and economic crises of the past and toward a more democratic change and better dialogue in that country. People turned out massively in those elections. We put out a statement just after those elections complimenting them on those elections.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    However, the success in delivering an election day that was peaceful and open to international observers was then marred by violence, which we’ve been seeing and has been heavily reported, at least in the international press, over the past about week and a half. We’ve seen a disproportionate use of deadly force against protestors by the security forces, which is a great concern of ours. We’re concerned by those numerous reports of human rights violations since the elections had taken place about a week and a half or two ago. We have received credible allegations of detentions, of beatings, and other abuses of the people of Zimbabwe, particularly targeting opposition activists.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Now, the latest news today is the foreign – excuse me, the former minister of finance had left to go to Zambia. Zambia returned him to Zimbabwe, we understand. And some of this is still fresh so we don’t have all the details at this point. But I understand he was detained and possibly let go.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    So I’m going to pause there because some of this is still unfolding, and I don’t want to give you any inaccurate information since it’s still developing.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: I get that. I just wanted to know is this a threat to withhold or suspend some aid to Zambia when you say you’re reviewing certain aspects of our cooperation?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Matt, I’m not going to get into that at this point, but we’re watching the situation carefully.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: All right. Let me ask you about this airstrike in Yemen, which appears to have killed dozens of children. The Saudis obviously are the ones who conducted this, but they do that with weapons supplied by the U.S., with training supplied by the U.S., and with targeting information, targeting data, supplied by the U.S. How can something like this happen?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: How can something like that report happen?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Well, I think we would start by saying --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: It’s more than a report. I mean, it’s – they admitted that it happened.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah. How can situations like this happen? We don’t have the full details about what happened on the ground. We’ve certainly seen the news reports of what has been reported happened, okay? I can’t confirm all the details because we are not there on the ground.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We can say that we’re certainly concerned about these reports that resulted – that there was an attack that resulted in the deaths of civilians. We call on the Saudi-led coalition to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the incident. We take all credible accounts of civilian casualties very seriously. We call on the parties to take appropriate measures to protect civilians in accordance with international law and urge all parties to investigate all reported incidents of civilian casualties.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay. Well, they say – already the coalition says that they acted in accordance with international law. But if you look at the photographs, the video that come from the scene, it doesn’t look like that’s a really – that that’s a credible answer. So are you okay with the coalition on its own doing an investigation, or would you like to see some kind of an international component to it or an international investigation?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Well, I think I just answered that and we said that we would call upon the Saudi Government --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So you’re --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: -- to do a full and thorough investigation, as we always do. And we call upon all parties in any kind of situation like this to take appropriate measures to try to mitigate the risk of civilian casualties.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So you don’t think --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: DOD and other entities put out reports on this after the fact as they all start to investigate, and so we will look forward to any information on that.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Right. But my question is you don’t see a need for there to be something other than a coalition investigation, you don’t see a need for an independent --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Matt, I’m not going to get – this is something that is fresh, that just happened, so I’m not going to get ahead of any kind of investigation that may take place. Okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: It’s only the latest in a huge number of civilians killed during these operations though.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I would encourage you to take a look – and that is we regret any loss of civilian life. That is something that the United States Government – in particular, any time you talk to the Department of Defense about civilian casualties, they will say the same thing --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: -- that – I’m not finished, okay? And they will say the exact same thing, that all parties take very strong responsibility and measures to try to protect against the loss of civilian life. As we have seen – and you all very rarely ask about the issue that has been unfolding and the devastation that has taken place in Yemen – let’s look at some of the things that have been happening in Yemen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    You have the Houthi rebels who continue to attack Saudi Arabia. They continue to do that with Iranian weapons, missiles, and rockets. They continue to try to attack civilian infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, for example, and that is part of the reason why these actions are being taken.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Let me go back and remind you what I just said a moment ago, and that is we call for an investigation and we anticipate that a thorough investigation will be done. I don’t have anything more for you on that.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: The Secretary isn’t planning on having a conversation with --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have any information for you on that. Okay.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hi, Nick.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Is this – hey, Heather. Is this latest incident or the previous incidents causing the U.S. to re-evaluate in any way the role that it’s playing in the situation, in terms of its relationship with Saudi Arabia?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Look, we provide a tremendous amount of humanitarian assistance in Yemen to try to support civilians in Yemen and try to mitigate against the devastation that’s taken place there in that country. I don’t have anything more for you on that.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But you also supply a tremendous amount of weaponry and the data for targeting to the Saudis.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Well, then – sorry.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Right? No?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: No.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Am I wrong? Is that wrong?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: That’s not wrong.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Sorry, these ladies over here are laughing. On that I would refer you to the Department of Defense that is involved with that, but as you know, Saudi Arabia is an important strategic partner in the region to the United States.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Okay. Hi, Gardiner.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Just a follow-up on that. Hey. So obviously, there’s growing concerns in Congress about the toll this war is taking within Yemen. It’s the worst humanitarian disaster on the planet. Aren’t you concerned that incidents like this will further erode congressional support and lead to further support for legislation that could cut off Saudi Arabia from arms sales and the rest?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I mean, I think that is an entirely hypothetical question and we don’t comment on congressional proposals in any event, but I would ask – all of you have been very silent on the issue of Yemen, and times --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Although Said has asked. You’ve been the one reporter who’s asked a lot about Yemen and the situation there.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well I would suggest that if you had more than two briefings a week and they lasted for longer than a half an hour or 40 minutes that you might get questions about something other than the actual main topic of the day.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Matt, I think you and I talk every single day.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Yes, we do.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: You have my phone number. You have all my numbers, and anytime you want to talk about Yemen, I’d be more than happy to answer your questions and provide you additional expert briefings --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: -- on Yemen anytime anyone is interested, but I have not seen a major level of interest on the part of our press corps, with the exception of Said, on the issue of Yemen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Why does that matter, though? There’s news today, so --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Can you request an expert on Yemen?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, certainly, I’d be happy to. Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Wait, so first of all, I think that when there have been attacks against Saudi installations or missiles and stuff, I think you’ve seen that there have been just as vigorous of reporting.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t – I disagree, but --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well, I mean, that’s – it’s not our job to, like, sit here and go back and forth on that. We’re asking today. The U.S. has tried to increase its target training with – to try and improve the targeting of the Saudi coalition. Is that still continuing?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Elise, I think that would be a DOD issue, so I’d encourage you to talk with my --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But these are foreign – okay, but these are foreign military financing.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Which is out of the State Department.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: And I would encourage you to talk to DOD about that. So some --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well, maybe --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Some of this – some of this is a State Department equity, but much of this is Department of Defense, so I’d encourage you to talk with them about it.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hey, Laurie.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Hi. On Iraq, the road between Erbil and Kirkuk, which was cut as a result of fighting last October, is being rebuilt, but Baghdad has said that it will establish a customs border on that road and collect revenues. Is that consistent, a customs border in the middle of the Erbil-Baghdad road, in which one party, the Iraqi Government, is going to collect revenues? Is that consistent with your view of a unified Iraq?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I would – there are other countries that have done this in the past, including our own country years ago in which this type of thing has been done. I think this is largely an internal matter for the Government of Iraq, between Iraq and Erbil, to try to work out. We do encourage them to resolve any remaining issues between Baghdad and Erbil.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: You don’t have a position beyond that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Look, we believe that a strong KRG government within a unified and federal Iraq is something that’s essential to Iraq’s long-term stability and the enduring defeat overall of ISIS.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay, if I could ask you about Turkey. So the deputy foreign minister was here; it seemed there was no progress. Is that the case? And was pastor – were the American hostages the only issues that were discussed or were there other questions like the Turkish purchase of the S-400 discussed as well?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah. I mean, obviously you all know that we have a very broad relationship with Turkey and a host of issues that we talk about with the Turkish Government whenever we do meet. Yesterday we had a wide-ranging conversation with Turkish Government officials. We made it clear that Pastor Brunson needs to be returned home. Much of this, though, we’re not going to negotiate in public.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Can you tell us --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Go ahead. Hi.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Can you tell us if you made any progress about the situation of Pastor Brunson?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, I would say we would define progress as Pastor Brunson being brought home.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So in other words, no.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: And so progress is --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Until he – until he’s --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Progress is Pastor Brunson being brought home to the United --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So until he’s home there is no progress?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: -- to the United States.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Did you give any --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Did you give any deadline? Did you give Turkish officials any deadline?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have any information for you on that.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thanks. Hi.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: I think progress is kind of coming closer towards an agreement, like you’re not – you don’t have full North Korean denuclearization but you say that there is progress in working towards that goal. So is there progress in coming to some kind of deal with the Turks or are you still as far apart as you were the day that he was being hospitalized?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, I’m not going to characterize it that way. As you know, we had – we met yesterday. They had wide-ranging meetings at the State Department and with other departments here in Washington. I’d refer you to those other departments that met with the Turkish Government. The progress that we want to be made is to have Pastor Brunson return home. And I’ll leave it at that. Okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So is that saying you will not engage with the Turks anymore on this issue until Pastor Brunson comes home?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I’m not going to speculate on that, and I’m not going to get ahead of the administration on that issue. Hey, Said.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Hi. Thank you, Heather. Could we move – could you comment on the escalation in Gaza? There has been escalation in Israeli bombardment of Gaza as we speak.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I’m sorry, start that over again.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: There is an escalation as we speak of Israeli bombardment of Gaza. They said that they killed a 23-year-old woman, pregnant, with her toddler. Do you have any comments on that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah. I mean, overall we’ve been watching this as it has been unfolding, and it’s a very concerning situation that has taken place in Gaza. Overall, we condemn the launching of missile attacks into Israel and call for an end to the destructive violence. We’ve seen reports that 180 or so rocket attacks have taken place, shot from Gaza into Israel, and we fully support Israel’s right to defend itself and to take actions to prevent provocations of that nature.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But this last round of bombardment, Israeli bombardment, actually began by the Israelis. It was not Hamas that started this latest round.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Look, I’m not going to get into how this thing started. Let’s not forget that Hamas bears ultimate responsibility for the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza. It’s a tremendous concern of ours.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay. Let me ask you about the peace efforts that are taking place. Now, there are reports that the unveiling of the plan, the deal of the century, has been pushed back. Can – do you have any comment on that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I would object to the premise of the question, your statement in that question. We have not unveiled the peace plan at this time. That will be unveiled by Mr. Kushner and Mr. Greenblatt when it is ready. And when it’s ready to be unveiled, they will unveil it.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: And lastly, last week you guys released some funds or some aid to the Palestinian Authority. I believe it was sent to the security forces. Can you share with us the amount of that aid? Is that a one-time thing, or is it part of the sort of unfreezing of the funds to the Palestinian Authority?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I’m going to have to get back to you on that issue. I don’t have any information for you on that today. Okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Russia?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Hi.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Russia?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, go right ahead.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay, two quick questions. First of all, on the sanctions that were announced yesterday, one of the requirements for Russia to avoid further sanctions is to allow inspections to make sure that they’re not using chemical weapons. Does the State Department have any reason to think that Russia is going to allow that? And is the U.S. expecting Russia to allow that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I mean, that’s asking us to look into the future, and we don’t know what the future holds. I think that’s a hypothetical question, so I don’t have an answer for you.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But the U.S. is fully expecting to have some kind of inspections take place, then, according to this law?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have anything for you on that today, and I’m not going to get ahead of anything that happens in the near future. Okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay, well, that’s what the law says.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yep.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But my other question is on the – is the U.S. then currently preparing for this next round of sanctions, then?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: As you well know, we don’t forecast sanctions. We have complied with the law in announcing those sanctions just yesterday, and we will comply with the law going forward, of course, as we always would. Okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Heather, just to get a follow-on on that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, sure. Hi, Gardiner.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So you – in the case of Iran, you have this 12-point plan of what behavior you want the government to implement in order to lift sanctions. You have a whole series of sanctions that are now revolving around Russia having to do with CAATSA, Magnitsky, now weapons. Can you give us some global sense of what these sanctions are trying to achieve from an American foreign policy perspective? What are you looking for from Russia? Why do we have sanctions on them? What’s your goal? And when’s the – when’s the periodicity of these things?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Sure. I think I would start by answering that question with this: That we approach every country very differently. Every country that we have a relationship or even countries that we don’t have relationships with are viewed through a separate lens. So what may be appropriate for one country is maybe not necessarily appropriate for another country.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The United States Government has determined that sanctions can be a very effective tool in trying to bring various governments to the table to negotiate with us or try to encourage countries to comply or to return to a better set of behaviors. So this is one tool that we have in a very big toolkit. The State Department works closely with Treasury and OFAC and other entities to implement, study, and enforce sanctions, and that is part of what you’ve seen yesterday. Let’s remember that one of the things that has brought North Korea to the table is sanctions. And we have found sanctions to be very effective in many cases around the world. So the U.S. Government looks at that as an overall tool.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Right, so North Korea is a great example. Sanctions – as a result, you want to get rid of their nuclear program. Again, Iran, you’ve got a list of 12 things. Venezuela, you’ve got sort of a clear list. I’m trying to understand what your policy is with Russia. You’ve got a variety – myriad now of sanctions. What’s your goal?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Well, I think the President has addressed this and so has Secretary Pompeo. We’d like to have a better relationship with the Russian Government, recognizing that we have a lot of areas of mutual concern. It is a major country; we are a major country as well. And so when you have that, you are forced to have to have conversations with other governments. And sanctions is a way that we can try to encourage better behavior on the part of government. Now, I’m speaking in a broad-based sense, but that’s one way that we can encourage better behavior. Okay.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Same topic?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Could I ask a follow-up on that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: (Off-mike)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Sure. What is your name, miss?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: My name’s Emily, I’m from Buzzfeed News.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Emily, hi.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So if these sanctions are in part meant to encourage better behavior with Russia, Russia today came out and said that these sanctions – sort of as was expected – that these sanctions are not in keeping with the spirit of Helsinki. So – and I understand these sanctions were – they’re in keeping with the law, et cetera, but does this – or to put it a different way, is the cooperation that was sort of established at Helsinki – is the U.S. Government still planning on having that with Russia after yesterday’s sanctions?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: We tend to believe that dialogue is always an important issue. I think I had just addressed this with Gardiner, and that is trying to build a better relationship with countries that we need to cooperate with or we need to be able to have relations with, and that would be one example.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: And then just on the other point on the second tranche, and I don’t mean to get you into hypotheticals, but yesterday at the briefing they did say that if Russia doesn’t do certain things, including sort of admit wrongdoing and say that they weren’t going to do it again, that there would be second tranche. And today, Russia said this is ridiculous, we didn’t do that. So if they keep that position for the next 90 days, won’t there – won’t there, under the law, have to be a second tranche?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: And that’s why I would go back and say that we will comply with the law. We are well aware of what the law contains; we will comply with the law. But I’m not going to get ahead of what could happen 90 days from now. Okay.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: The same topic – same topic?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: (Off-mike)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Janne, go right ahead.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Thank you, thank you, Heather. On North Korean and South Korean issues.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Okay.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: And – recently, South Korea imported North Korean coal. What is the U.S. position on the smuggling of North Korean coal into South Korea? Is that – do you think this is the – South Korea has violated sanctions?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I think – we’d say this: that we have a great relationship with the Government of South Korea. My understanding is that they are looking into reports of this. We encourage all countries to maintain sanctions, and to not skirt sanctions and make sure that sanctions are adhered to.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But two days ago, John Bolton, national security advisor, and South Korean national security advisor Chung Eui-yong, they had telephone conversation and John Bolton said that he trust or believe in the South Korean Government. What does it mean that you trust the South Korean Government, so --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Well, the Government of the Republic of Korea is an ally and longstanding partner of ours, and we closely coordinate with that government.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But allies – but they do something behind the United States is smuggling something else, so how you going to trust them?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Look, we trust when they say that they will investigate that they will investigate. We closely coordinate with them. They’ve been longstanding allies and partners, and we have a strong relationship with them.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Are you still investigations or waiting --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have anything more for you on that, okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: All right, thank you.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Thanks.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Kylie, go right ahead.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So there’s been discussion of potentially having another meeting with North Korea. Has there been any progress on that that --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: We have no meetings, no travel plans to announce today, and by the way, we just got back from a long flight, which I will remind you was a very long flight. Headed over to Asia, a long flight back. We’re okay with being here for a while.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: All right.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Okay. Hi. Go ahead.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well wait, can I just follow up real quick on that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Just hold on, hold on, hold on. He asked first. Go right ahead.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Oh, I’m sorry.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Yes. So about the North Korean coal, yeah. And South Korean Government is going to announce the result of investigation about North Korean coal smuggling maybe later today. So now the issue is that – whether the United States is going to apply the second boycott to the Korean companies, which it appears to be violated the sanctions. So I just wonder whether you are going to apply the secondary boycott to the companies.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I think I just answered that, that the investigation was initiated by the Government of South Korea, and we will wait to hear from them on any announcements with regard to that, okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    And we’re going to have to wrap it up in just a minute. Elise, go right ahead.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Just on the – you said there’s nothing new to announce. Are the delegations trying to get another negotiating session? Like your team in Asia, are they trying to get another negotiating session together with the North Koreans?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Look, I mean, I can tell you we continue to have conversations virtually every day, every other day or so --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: With the North Koreans?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: -- with the North Koreans, and when I say “conversations,” that can be by phone, that can be my message, that can be by email. Those are – they take different forms, those conversations do. So we continue to have conversations with the government. When – if and when we have travel announcements to make, I will certainly let you know, but we have nothing yet.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But I mean, obviously that you’ll make those announcements, but I’m just wondering if like – if there is efforts being made to put together another negotiating session.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have anything for you on that right now.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Can I have one question on the sanctions?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Okay? Okay. Sir, go right ahead.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Yeah. Just to follow up, you said you have nothing planned, but Mr. Bolton mentioned that in the letter that Secretary Pompeo gave to Foreign Minister Ri, there was an offer to meet. Has North Korea responded to that offer yet?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have any information for you on that. This was a letter from the President to Chairman Kim, so I don’t have any visibility on what was actually in that letter or what conversations the White House may or may not be having. I’d have to refer you to the White House for anything on that.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So you can confirm that there was an offer?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I can confirm there was a letter. Anything that the White House has said about that or Ambassador Bolton has said about that, I’d refer you back to them on those matters. When I have something to let you know, I certainly would be happy to.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Okay, last question.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Two days ago, President Trump claimed most Chinese students in the United States are spies. I’m not asking you to comment on what he said, but State Department as a agency to issue visa to Chinese students, do you share the view – do you think most Chinese students in the United States are spies?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, I don’t have the President’s comments in front of me. I have not seen those comments, so I would hesitate to comment on his comments without having read it and had the full context. As you are well aware, we have many Chinese students studying in the United States. We have strong people-to-people ties with the Government of China, but of course there are concerns with some who might come into the United States and try to pick up some of our technology and other information and bring it back home for reasons that the United States Government would be concerned about. But we have a strong relationship with China and we enjoy having students studying in the United States from China, and I’ll just leave it at that.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Okay, thanks. We’ve got to go, guys. We’ll see you soon.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    (The briefing was concluded at 3:28 p.m.)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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Formal One - Edge Of Time feat VIKA (Assaf Extended Remix)
Francesco Sansone - Satisfy (Alternative Mix)
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Fundamental Knowledge - A1 - Untitled (Original Mix)
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Funky Espresso - Watching Me feat Priscilla Omil (A Cappella)
Gammer - THE DROP (Dyro Remix)
George FitzGerald - Burns (Moby Remix Edit)
George FitzGerald - Burns (Moby Remix)
Gino G - Alibi (Original Club Mix)
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Gorgon City, Kamille, Ghosted - Go Deep (Zeds Dead Remix)
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Gregory Esayan, Angel Falls - Part of Me (Sunlight Project Remix)
Gregory Esayan, Angel Falls - Part of Me (ZANIO Remix)
GRISHA (RU) - Back to Normal (Adrian Roman Rmx)
GRISHA (RU) - Back to Normal (Kai Van Crash Rmx)
Groove Gauchos - The Bossa Saloon (Laid Back Mix)
Guy & Cesar - A.L.L
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Hernan Cattaneo, Soundexile - Astron (Original Mix)
HeRobust, Monxx, Bailo - Giant Squiddim (Bailo Remix)
Hexist, Ranuko - Run Away (Julian Nates Remix)
Hic et Nunc - Viento Etereo (Original Mix)
Hirotaka Shirotsubaki - First Frost (Original Mix)
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Jam El Mar, Adina Butar - Right in the Night (Extended Mix)
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Jessie Chambers, Last Heroes, Nurko - Promise Me (Original Mix)
Jinku, NAMVULA - Njishe (EA Wave Mix) (Original Mix)
Jinku, NAMVULA - Njishe (El Buho Sunrise Mix)
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          "Step Back From The Brink" UN Warns As Major War Looms After Overnight Gaza Airstrikes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In the third serious flare-up of violence in the last month, a major escalation began between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza overnight, which involved approximately 180 projectiles fired towards Israeli territory, and more than 150 Israeli airstrikes on targets inside Gaza, according to statements by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).

Reports citing Israeli sources say of about 180 projectiles launched from Gaza overnight, the Iron Dome defense system intercepted over 30, while most hit open fields. However, official statements also noted strikes on playgrounds, houses, cars, and factories.

The BBC reports up to seven Israeli civilians wounded by the rocket and mortar fire, with Palestinian health officials confirming the death of a pregnant Palestinian woman and a toddler. The AFP identified the victims as 23-year old Enas Khammash and her 18-month-old daughter Bayan, killed in the Jafarawi area of central Gaza.

Meanwhile, a special United Nations envoy for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, condemned the voilence, saying in a statement, “I am deeply alarmed by the recent escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel, and particularly by today’s multiple rockets fired towards communities in southern Israel.”

Mladenov urged all sides to step "back from the brink" and restore calm.


          Three dead as Israel and Hamas trade heavy fire across Gaza border      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Guardian staff write, “Palestinian militants in Gaza have fired more than 180 rockets and mortars into southern Israel and the Israeli military has launched 150 airstrikes, as weeks of on-off violence came to a head stymying hopes of a truce. Three Palestinians were killed, including a pregnant woman, a toddler and a Hamas fighter. Several Israelis […]
          Number of pregnant women abusing opioids skyrockets      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The number of women giving birth with opioid use disorder quadrupled between 1999 and 2014, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.

          Israel retaliates after Hamas launches at least 200 rockets into Israeli territory      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

For a glaring example of the rising tension between Israel and the Islamist militia Hamas, look no further than the Al-Meshal building in Gaza City.

Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, says the building was a popular cultural center for youth. Israel says it was used by Hamas' interior security...


          Space Rocket History #265 – Apollo 13 – Translunar Coast – The Calm Before the Storm      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As Lovell prepared for the thruster adjustments, Haise finished closing down the LEM and drifted through the tunnel back toward the command module and Swigert threw the switch to stir all 4 cryogenic tanks.
          Israel retaliates after Hamas launches at least 200 rockets into Israeli territory      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

For a glaring example of the rising tension between Israel and the Islamist militia Hamas, look no further than the Al-Meshal building in Gaza City.

Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, says the building was a popular cultural center for youth. Israel says it was used by Hamas' interior security...


          A Night of Rockets and Headline Fails      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Residents of southern Israel spent the night in bomb shelters as Palestinians fired a heavy barrage of rockets and mortars (nearly 200, according to the most recent numbers I saw). The IDF retaliated with air strikes on more than 100 Hamas terror sites. As we expected, we came across a few headline fails. Headlines matter [...]

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          Tesla stock sinks as reality sinks in      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Now the real work begins.

Two days after a choice investment from Saudi Arabia and a surprise tweet from Elon Musk sent Tesla’s stock skyrocketing, shares are coming back down to earth today as questions begin to emerge about the viability of Musk’s possible plan to take the company private.

After hitting a high of $367, Tesla’s stock was down almost 6% in late-day trading. That means the company has lost almost all of the value created in the wake of news on Tuesday that Tesla could soon go private–a move Musk says will alleviate the grind of quarterly earnings reports and short-term goals.

[Screenshot via Google]
But how the move would work remains a bit of a mystery. As Bloomberg wrote earlier today, the company hasn’t said who would front the estimated $60 billion needed to take Tesla private. Analysts who cover Tesla are confused, and investors probably are, too. Meanwhile, the SEC is said to be looking into Musk’s tweet, because announcing a big stock-moving corporate move on Twitter is unconventional, to say the least.


          Someday this tiny spider bot could perform surgery inside your body      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A team of Harvard University researchers recently achieved a major breakthrough in robotics, engineering a tiny spider robot using tech that could one day work inside your body to repair tissues or destroy tumors. Their work could not only change medicine–by eliminating invasive surgeries–but could also have an impact on everything from how industrial machines are maintained to how disaster victims are rescued.

Until now, most advanced, small-scale robots followed a certain model: They tend to be built at the centimeter scale and have only one degree of freedom, which means they can only perform one movement. Not so with this new ‘bot, developed by scientists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Boston University. It’s built at the millimeter scale, and because it’s made of flexible materials–easily moved by pneumatic and hydraulic power–the critter has an unprecedented 18 degrees of freedom.

It’s smaller and more dexterous than any of its tiny robotic peers–a significant step toward robots that will be able to perform tasks inside the human body.

[Photo: Wyss Institute at Harvard University]

The engineers call the new technology MORPH, an acronym for Microfluidic Origami for Reconfigurable Pneumatic/Hydraulic. Using it to create a spider–or any other robotic critter–involves three different fabrication techniques. First, micro-lasers cut out 12 layers of material, which are glued together to create the body and arms of the spider. Second, soft lithography draws a complex network of microscopic channels inside those layers; these little “veins” move the spider as fluid or air are pumped through them. Finally, some parts of the ‘bot are hardened to make its basic shape permanent.

According to Sheila Russo, co-author of the study, their little monster can alter its structure, move, and even change colors. It seemed appropriate to test it by creating a replica of the colorful, millimeter-size Australian peacock spider.

While the promise of their spider is huge, Boston University assistant professor and co-author Tommaso Ranzani says its current form isn’t designed for medical applications. It’s more of a way to showcase its abilities. “However, we believe soft robotic technologies have a great potential in overcoming current challenges in minimally invasive surgery,” he said over email. One day, they could be ideal candidates to “manipulate and interact with the most delicate tissues in the body,” such as veins, arteries, and even nerves, after being deployed from a conventional surgical tool. They could also administer drugs or do biopsies.

But Ranzani also believes that similar micro-bots could be helpful in environmental settings, and could maintain industrial facilities and even assist in space exploration. “[The spider] robot is a first demonstration of the manufacturing capabilities that this process enables,” he says. “And we believe it will pave the way to a new generation of soft micro-robots that can exploit their small scale, and deformable and resilient bodies, to explore highly unstructured and complex environments for applications ranging from safe and delicate manipulation of tissues inside the human body to search and rescue.”

Imagine a legion of robots cleaning a rocket engine and fixing microfactures, or looking for survivors in a building destroyed by an earthquake and providing first aid–or even just doing a clean sweep to clear clogged arteries inside a human body. I need a platoon of them, stat.


          Defending the "Gentrifier"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Gentrification gets bad press. It would appear that the gentrifier (he who engages in gentrification) is a malign exploiter, a bully, someone who takes advantage of the weak and the poor. And these are the nice things said about him.

What is the case against this practice? First and foremost, it pushes previous residents out of their homes. These people may have lived in their neighborhoods for years. They may be the third or fourth generation to occupy these premises. But when someone comes along, flashing big bucks, it is game over: the occupants have to vacate. What is the means through which the gentrifiers do their evil deeds? They simply try to purchase real estate in the target area, or attempt to rent accommodation there, thus bidding up rents and sale prices higher than would otherwise exist. The locals cannot compete with these hyped up rates, and are forced to retreat. Where do they go? Who knows? But wherever it is, they now occupy less preferred real estate. We know this since if they liked their new domiciles more than their previous ones, they would have already moved there, without any pressure being placed on the market by the new gentry. And it not only homes those forced to leave lose out on. These houses are part of neighborhoods, communities, associations. They have a history there. Their children are wrenched away from their friends.

Who are the main guilty parties in this sad story? College students who often have more money than the people they replace (or at least their parents do). When the Olympics come to town, people are moved en masse to make way for the new stadiums, swimming pools, ball fields, etc. Ditto for the World’s Fairs. They, too, export inhabitants with a long history, willy nilly. They, too, eradicate cultures and communities that were thriving before the rampage took place. Although this will not be politically correct, and we shudder to even mention it so beholden are we to the modern dictates and proprieties: urban-affluent homosexual men are also often offenders in this regard.

There are grave problems with the account offered by opponents of gentrification. Before we begin with our analysis, let us make one important distinction, that between owners and renters in the target area. The former are in a far better position than that latter. Yes, when this process occurs, they, too, will leave the neighborhoods they have come to treasure over the years, but it will be “voluntary.” That is, they will have so much money thrust down their throats that they will prefer their new digs to their old ones. Otherwise, they will stay put, and not be “run out of town” by the newcomers. Community, togetherness, history, culture, neighborhood, are not the be-all and end-all of life, as opponents of gentrification would have us believe. At least some owners in target areas consider themselves lucky to be bought out at elevated prices.

The renters are in a far more precarious position. When their leases are up, the prices asked by the landlord will skyrocket out of their reach. They will be “forced” to depart, whether they like it or not. So, let us focus on those who lease real estate in the target area, not those who have taken up ownership positions there.

In order to put this into context, let us consider other arenas apart from real estate. For, something very much like gentrification occurs all throughout the economy. Take automobiles for example. The rich get the pickings and the poor the leavings. The former walk away, or, rather, ride away, in cars such as the Mercedes, the Rolls Royce, the Cadillac; the latter have to content themselves with the vastly inferior Fords, Chevrolets, Hondas, Toyotas. The only difference between this case and the former is that the poor were never “pushed out” of luxurious vehicles, and into inferior ones. They never had the better cars in the first place. Otherwise, the story is the same: the rich eat high off the hog, the poor take the hind quarters. Ditto with food: it is lobster and steak for the wealthy, spaghetti and peanut butter for the impoverished.

But is this unfair? Certainly not. Assume that the rich came by their wealth in an honest way, not through government grants of special privileges, subsidies, bail-outs, a la crony capitalism, but via laissez faire capitalism. Thus they have contributed more to everyone else than the poor. If anything would be unfair, it would be that the well-to-do would have to take the leavings and those without much honestly earned wherewithal get the lion’s share. Or, that everything gets divided equally. We can see that opposition to gentrification is at least in part a disguised demand for equality. But this comes with particular ill-grace from those, for example, with two eyes. Were they to give up one of them to a blind man, they would lose depth perception. This fades into nothingness compared to the benefits of imperfect sight to someone totally without. And, yet, these egalitarians have the nerve to prate on about income inequality.

There is also more than just a little bit of economic illiteracy involved in the case against gentrification. First of all, economic freedom, as Adam Smith so clearly saw in 1776, creates the Wealth of Nations. Those so concerned with the poor and with eradicating poverty, as we all should be, must realize that opposition to gentrification is an attack on the marketplace. To the degree that people are not free to buy and sell, to “barter and truck” is the extent to which the economy is more impoverished than it need be. The free economy is in a continual state of flux. People are being outbid every day for resources, up to and including housing they would otherwise prefer to keep to themselves. Outlaw gentrification, and if we are logically consistent, we must prohibit this entire process of bidding for goods and services, which implies, yes, outbidding some, disproportionately the poor.

Those ignorant of economics also fail to appreciate the distinction between residential housing ownership and tenancy. If real estate prices go down, and they sometimes do, it is the former, not the latter, who take the major hit. Owners are risk bearers, in a way that tenants are not. But, there are also benefits to investing in this way: when gentrification occurs, they benefit in a way unavailable to those who merely rent.

Forget housing, for the moment. Consider the plight of a person who frequents a restaurant for many years. All of a sudden this establishment raises it prices because they can now attract a more affluent clientele. Our man can no longer afford to eat there.  According to the anti gentrifiers, this diner has rights that are now being abridged.  But no. Engaging in a commercial interaction, even over the long haul, does not give either party any special dispensation to continue it on the same terms. One could with equal logic argue that if the diner shifts his custom to a competing restaurant, the eatery that had long served him would have a legal case against him.  Stuff and nonsense. Both sides have for years benefited from this long-standing arrangement, otherwise they would not have continued to partake in it. If one of them wishes to discontinue, either one, he has a right to do so.

It is the same with a person who rents an apartment. His long tenure there avails him nothing as a matter of justice, if the landlord wants to raise the rent and substitute a richer tenant for him. And the opposite, too, holds true. If a long standing tenant wishes to depart for greener pastures, the owner may not compel him, in law, to remain where he is.

[Originally published February 9, 2015]


          Test Technician 2 - Aerojet Rocketdyne - Stennis Space Center, MS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Must have the ability to inspect in-process and completed products such as rocket engines and components, electronic units and subsystems, precision...
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          Business Development Executive - Skyrocket Marketing - Karachi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We are looking for services of a "Business Development Executive" Candidate must have follwing expertise: Good Comunuicationskills Make & Implement...
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          Rocket League : détails des MAJ de fin d'année      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Petit communiqué de la part de Psyonix qui vient nous apprendre que malgré toute la bonne volonté du monde, le nouveau système « RocketID »...
          Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee details Mega Evolution, Vermilion City, and Team Rocket      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have released a new video, information, and a trailer for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! introducing Mega Evolution, Vermilion City, and Team Rocket. Get the details below. ■ Prepare for Mega Evolution Many Pokemon can evolve into new Pokemon, but were you aware that there is […]

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          Comment on Suggestions for Posts? by Little Rocket Man      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Trump wants campaign donors to vote on the logo for the Space Force https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/trump-wants-campaign-donors-to-vote-on-the-logo-for-the-space-force/
          What's your opinion of Slack as a business tool?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Messaging amongst co-workers is one of the most important forms of communication that your organization relies upon and Slack is an interesting tool for this constant need in all businesses.

I’ve been recommending businesses look at Slack (https://slack.com) as a means to thwart so many of today’s corporate-focused phishing scams, but it provides much more than just secure, private messaging.

A Little History

The initial creation of this cloud-based platform was as an internal communication tool developed by a group of developers working on an online gaming project.

When it became clear that the gaming project was not going to make it to market, the company refined their internal communication tool and started making it available to other companies.

What Does Slack Do?

In a nutshell, Slack is a combination of various familiar messaging platforms (chat, instant messaging, email) mixed with file sharing.

You start by creating a team or teams, depending upon your corporate structure and then create various channels that can either be public or private – think of channels as themes or topics.

All the information posted publicly is searchable by anyone in your organization from a single place, which is one of the biggest benefits to most companies.  Imagine a new employee being able to search every previous communication or uploaded file about virtually any subject from any device.

It essentially keeps important company communications and files from being trapped in individual email accounts and creates an archive for every current or future employee to use as well.

How Can It Help?

If you think about how much of today’s inter-office communication is conducted via email, it’s not hard to see how lots of important information never get’s to everyone that should be in the loop.


Unless an employee remembers to CC or BCC someone that should be part of a conversation -which done incorrectly is a constant irritation in and of itself - that person will be left out of the loop.

Another huge challenge that most companies face is a single employee being tricked by a clever scammer’s email message that is posing as a fellow employee or important person in management.

By moving all your inter-office communications to a platform like Slack, you can instantly train every employee to be suspicious or ignore any email message that claims to be from another employee or company management.

Slack offers a free version of its tool that may be all a small group may need: https://goo.gl/mqvpQC


Potential Issues

As popular as this platform has become with so many businesses, there are things you’ll need to consider before attempting to convert your company to this new tool.

Using Slack can easily be perceived as ‘yet another thing I have to check’ by your already busy employees, so make sure you understand what it will take for Slack to become valuable to everyone, not just management.

Slack stores all of your communications on its own servers; if that’s a non-starter for you, check out open source, self-hosted alternatives from Mattermost (https://mattermost.com) or Rocket.Chat (https://rocket.chat).


          Israel Unleashes Fury After Hamas Rocket Barrage Causes Numerous Civilian Casualties      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Israeli Defense Forces hit back against Palestinian militants after a barrage of rockets were fired from Gaza to Southern Israel beginning Wednesday, the Jerusalem Post reported. Hamas took responsibility for the rocket attacks. A spokesman for the group, Abdullatif al-Kanoo, said Hamas was acting “in self-defense and has a duty to respond to the aggression against…
          Highland spaceport aims to launch 2,000 commercial rockets by 2030      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Business Secretary Greg Clark made the announcement during his first visit to the proposed site in the Highlands.
          UN envoy ‘deeply alarmed’ by escalation in violence in Gaza Strip      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Israel has carried out air strikes in retaliation over rockets fired by Hamas.
          Hamas is exploiting Netanyahu's unwillingness to go to war      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Netanyahu is under fire for failing to deter Hamas from launching rockets at Israel. Why hasn't he come up with a plan to prevent another Gaza war?
          Comment on Openreach to Scale Back G.fast Broadband Rollout – Focus on FTTP by Skyrocket      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
@ Mark Jackson - what about those who already got G.FAST connected does this mean this will never get upgraded to FTTP for now?
          Comentário em Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee: Trailer com Mega Evolução, Team Rocket e Lt. Surge por Fábio Ortiz Goulart      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Só faltou o Meowth com a Equipe Rocket.
          All aboard for Zhik Poole Week      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Entries have topped the ton for Zhik Poole Week and continue to come in apace. Wayfarers, RS200s and 400s, Merlin Rockets, Lasers, Flying Fifteens, Darts, XODs, Dolphins and Cornish Shrimpers all have healthy and growing fleets.
          Is Seattle entering a new Space Age?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bill Radke talks to Tim Fernholz, reporter at Quartz and author of Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space Race , about Seattle's role in the private space industry.
          Business Development Executive - Skyrocket Marketing - Karachi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Earn Membership Rewards Points With Rocketmiles      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Rocketmiles is out with a promotion where you can earn 500-10,000 Membership Rewards (MR) points per night. You must use a U.S. American Express Card enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program at checkout to earn points. If you like booking with Rocketmiles, check this promotion out. Earn Membership Rewards Points With Rocketmiles Examples of Amex…

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          ACTIVITY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Yesterday was my birthday and I turned 66.

Another 6 to that score and I could terrorise Robert and his imaginary friends.



Richard phoned me on my birthday - well, the day before actually as I think he was going to be working on Wednesday but it was good to chat .....UP TO A POINT!

The point was when the silly old bugger said something about a final countdown (he also turns 66 in a few days time). He said that our parents generally lived to about 80 give or take a few years and that for us, that was only 14 years away.

What a bundle of joy.


The problem is though that he's right.

We are all going to die and that's final.. kaput...finito ....gone ... regardless of what Robert and his silly religious beliefs say about 'everlasting life' and a time after we die ' living with our creator'.

Bollocks.

We will be gone ... finito ... kaput ... worm fodder or returned to the universe as smoke.

For me another 14 years is probably correct.

The key to this is having a good 14 years and not a fucking miserable 14 years being ill and infirm.

I enjoy my wine and the better the wine ... well, the better. I'm not going to eke out my last few years drinking crap plonk in cleanskin bottles.

I don't overeat (The Old Girl would disagree) and I don't get all crazy about food. I like to buy small amounts of high quality produce and cook it well (the less meat the better).

I'm lazy - have been all of my life but I was a reasonable athlete and even if I don't run marathons or jog I like to go walking and play a few sports commensurate with my age. At present (66 y.o) this is tennis, golf, bowls, badminton and tomorrow, trying out 'pickleball' at the local community centre.




I try to keep my mind active by community work (committees and projects), reading, crosswords and other word games and, believe it or not - blogging.

I'm still going to be wormfood in a few years but I'm damned if I'll go out like a wuss. An old wuss.
I'll keep doing the things that I enjoy as long as I enjoy doing them and I'll keep doing physical activity even after I stop enjoying it to keep my aged body in reasonable nick.


Today I played tennis for a couple of hours then went to the gym for some aerobic and anaerobic exercise before a light lunch and then outdoor bowls. It wasn't exactly an Olympic athletes's workout but it was enough to make me feel better than if I'd sat around all day.


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This afternoon I mixed up lamb mince, sausage meat and various vegetables, herbs and spices to make a meatloaf mix which I put in the freezer in 5 portions. I'm having salmon rissoles, mini roast potatoes and a rocket, pear and Parmesan salad for tea which is all very good but I'm spoiling all of that good exercise by imbibing a Squawking Magpie 2016 Chardonnay while writing this and before my meal.

Oh well ...... as Richard says ..... I'll be dead soon.
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格安ホテルネットワークを運営するシンガポールの ZEN Rooms が一部株式を韓国のホテルアプリ「Yanolja(야놀자)」に売却した。金額は1,5...

投稿 財政難に直面していた東南アジアの格安ホテルプロバイダーZEN Rooms、韓国の人気ホテルアプリ「Yanolja(야놀자)」に一部株式を売却THE BRIDGE(ザ・ブリッジ) に最初に表示されました。


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Meanwhile, Israel responded by bombing terrorist strongholds.

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          How to split a 3D model in 3D Builder      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Splitting models is one of the easiest ways to get good prints. There is a big difference between a 3D model and a 3D model designed for 3D printing. 3D printing a model requires a lot of specific parameters on the model to be exact for the print to succeed. For example, too big an overhang on a print will cause the printer to try and print in midair making it look stringy or may just collapse the model unless you use supports. By using supports, however, you can scar the surface of the print which you will then need to sand away before the print looks good. So whats the answer? Ideally, you want to be able to minimize the overhangs and supports on the model before you actually print it, and that's where splitting comes in. Using the split function in 3D builder you can slice a model into a number of smaller parts along certain planes or axis to reduce the need for support or to eliminate overhangs. In this How-To we will be using this model of a Rocketship made by hayling99 on ...
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Out: Gun control. In: Rocket control?

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          The C.O.W.S. Compensatory Call-In 08/29/15 #Katrina10      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the weekly Compensatory Call-In. We encourage non-white listeners to dial in with their codified concepts, new terms, observations, research findings, workplace problems or triumphs, and/or suggestions on how best to Replace White Supremacy With Justice ASAP. Weâ??ll use these sessions to hone our use of words as tools to reveal truth, neutralize White people. Weâ??ll examine news reports from the past seven days and â?? hopefully â?? promote a constructive dialog. #ANTIBLACKNESS Ten years ago today, Hurricane Katrina gutted the Gulf Coast - causing biblical destruction in Mississippi and Louisiana. The Army Corps of Engineers inadequately constructed and inadequately maintained the levees designed to protect New Orleans, Louisiana. The levees failed, resulting in thousands of deaths, billions in damages, and the displacement of a million US citizens. This event and its aftermath is one of the most appalling campaigns of Racism in history. A decade after the catastrophe, 100,000 black New Orleanians never returned home and income disparity between Whites and blacks has skyrocketed. Former President George W. Bush and President Obama visited the Crescent City this week to celebrate the recovery and resilience of a Whiter, richer town. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943# SKYPE: FREECONFERENCECALLHD.7676 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
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A Grad rocket fired from the Gaza Strip has landed on territory close to the large Israeli city of Beersheba, the Israel Defense Forces stated, as quoted by the Jerusalem Post. Later, Al Mayadeen …
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A Palestinian toddler and her pregnant mother were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza early Thursday, officials in the strip said, as Israel hit a series of sites in retaliation for '180 rockets and mortar bombs' allegedly fired from the strip.

Enas Khammash, 23, and her 18-month-old daughter Bayan were killed in an airstrike in Jafarawi in central Gaza, the health ministry in the Hamas-controlled strip said, while her husband was injured.

Gaza militants halted rocket fire by mid-day, with a Palestinian official saying 'they consider this round of escalation over.'

However, the Israeli military appear to disagree, warning that 'a full-blown military confrontation in the Gaza Strip' is near and that its government could start evacuating citizens near the border.


          Comment on Mark Chapter 8  by Li Crockett      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Jesus is a provider. Even when it seems impossible, God provides for us. If we obey his word and keep his commandments, we can ask it and it shall be done. When you're a follower of Christ, you understand that even the impossible is possible.
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Sderot's 24,000 people were victim to rocket strikes Wednesday.
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For a glaring example of the rising tension between Israel and the Islamist militia Hamas, look no further than the Al-Meshal building in Gaza City.

Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, says the building was a popular cultural center for youth. Israel says it was used by Hamas' interior security...


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          "火箭少女101"成立48天陷退团风波 共享经纪玩不转      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

  8月9日,北京乐华圆娱文化传播股份有限公司(以下简称“乐华娱乐”)、天津麦锐文化传媒有限公司(以下简称“麦瑞娱乐”)发表关于周天娱乐有限公司(以下简称“周天娱乐”)《创造101》项目的联合声明,单方面宣布火箭少女101的三位成员孟美岐、吴宣仪、张紫宁作为公司艺人,与周天娱乐解除合作关系。自6月23日成团以来,火箭少女101的一举一动格外引人关注,然而共享经纪模式下,如今的火箭少女们究竟能否顺利走完圆梦之旅?

  成立48天陷退团风波

  8月9日,乐华娱乐、麦瑞娱乐发表关于周天娱乐《创造101》项目的联合声明称,孟美岐、吴宣仪、张紫宁作为公司艺人,在与周天娱乐合作过程中,出现超负荷的不合理工作安排,给艺人带来精神压力与身体损伤。乐华娱乐及麦瑞娱乐作为原生经纪公司,必须保护公司艺人,已于8月7日分别致函周天娱乐提前终止合作。

  “超负荷的不合理工作安排”的理由不免令人对火箭少女101成立至今48天内的活动安排充满好奇。公开资料显示,火箭少女101出道当天发行单曲《Rocket Girls》,并于6月24日参加湖南卫视晚会《快乐中国毕业歌会》,完成出道首秀。而在7月,火箭少女101参加《奔跑嘉年华》、美图变身节等活动,专属网综《火箭少女101研究所》于7月12日上线,至今已播出5期,并在7月26日发布电影《西虹市首富》插曲《卡路里》,此外,还为麦当劳、腾讯视频等产品代言。

  事实上,火箭少女101“超负荷”的工作安排早已在女团成员身上显示出来。7月6日,网友发现火箭少女101成员赖美云疑因心理压力大,现身某医院心理医学科。三天后,火箭少女101另一名成员李紫婷在经纪公司老板的陪同下入院就诊,此事一度登上微博热搜。据悉李紫婷比赛结束后,在长沙录制节目期间,就曾因胸闷、呼吸困难、情绪不稳定等症状去医院就诊。

  对此,周天娱乐方面回应称,自火箭少女101成立至今,周天娱乐一直保持积极的态度与乐华娱乐、麦锐娱乐共同协商工作,所谓“超负荷的不合理工作安排”、“长时间忍受着伤痛的折磨”等指责皆不属实。

  “一仆二主”暗藏风险

  孟美岐、吴宣仪、张紫宁的退团声明一出,引来外界一片哗然。然而更加讽刺的是,十天后,便是火箭少女101首张音乐专辑的发布会。北京商报记者在采访过程中发现,剖析此次事件背后的原因,多位资深从业者都将问题的关键指向了“共享经纪模式”。

  公开资料显示,火箭少女101的管理和运营工作由企鹅影视和哇唧唧哇两家公司进行操作。而哇唧唧哇总裁则是被视为“选秀教母”的龙丹妮。而此次事件中的周天娱乐成立于2016年9月5日,股东为上海腾讯企鹅影视文化传播有限公司,持股比例100%。

  值得注意的是,乐华娱乐方面针对旗下艺人孟美岐、吴宣仪因加入火箭少女101后,无法出席原本所属组合“宇宙少女”行程一事,在此次联合声明中指出,“两团并行是双方合作初始就已达成的共识,合同中对此亦有明确约定,再过去的时间里,乐华娱乐多次与周天娱乐协商,希望双方合理安排工作,但亦被拒绝”。

  周天娱乐方面对此表示,公司拥有火箭少女101成团后两年内独家、全权代表女团全部11人在任何国家或地区安排演艺事业工作和活动的权利。乐华娱乐、麦锐娱乐的解约主张,既不符合相关法律法规的规定,又视双方签署的合同约定于不顾,“周天娱乐要求上述两家公司继续履行合作合同”。

  资深经纪人郝柏言直言,“这种合作模式其实在海外已经运作得相对成熟,对于参与其中的经纪公司来说,可以增进合作、资源共享。对于艺人来说,两家公司的共同推动可以合理分配资源,为艺人提供合适的机会。但这种经纪模式,就像一把双刃剑,如果不能实现有效运作,最后的结果只会是两败俱伤”。

  无独有偶,就在半个月前,NINE PERCENT队长蔡徐坤成立个人工作室的消息一出,再次让业内外的目光聚焦到了这个成立仅3个多月的人气男团上。在一米观察创始人王毅看来,在节目中成立新的经纪公司,需要筹备很长时间,并且很难在短时间内请到专业的经纪公司来负责运营,这就需要负责团队运营的公司与艺人经纪公司进行沟通和协作,共同开发自己擅长的部分。

  红利来袭更需“运营为王”

  尽管火箭少女101与NINE PERCENT自成团以来风波不断,但两个组合所实现的高热度与话题性不容小觑,再加上粉丝愿意为其买单的欲望,吸引着更多公司先后入局。不仅现阶段包括电视台、视频网站在内仍在制作各式各样的偶像养成类节目,还有不少艺人经纪公司也在筹划组建自己的组合。

  在北京大学文化产业研究院副院长陈少峰看来,虽然海外存在不少运营成功的组合,但国内其实有着比韩国等海外国家更大的市场。如今巨大的市场红利现已摆在所有入局者面前,然而,如何才能更为有效地运营组合并延长组合的生命力,是每一位入局者必须要翻过的一座大山。

  其实相比单独出道的艺人,组合多人的特质既能成为优势,也会因运营不当而转变为劣势。业内人士认为,每一个组合的成员均会有各自的性格特点和定位,这就使其更具有丰富性,能够覆盖到更多粉丝群体。但也正是因为成员的差异性,若无法协调好,则会首先从组合内部出现不稳定因素。

  运营一个组合如同运营一个品牌。在业内人士看来,内部稳定是其一,还需要运营团队的外部加持。资深经纪人路凡表示,“做组合运营既要提前预判,还要懂得抓住时机,尽可能释放曝光度,积攒人气和粉丝。与此同时修炼内功,有真本事,这样才能通过粉丝经纪让粉丝买单,这就好比电影市场中常说的‘内容为王’”。

  但据从业者透露,现阶段不少组合之所以两三年甚至更短就消耗掉生命期,一方面是因为成员自身的能力达不到粉丝的标准,无法推出硬作品而持续消磨粉丝的青睐度,另一方面,则是国内现阶段仍缺少运营偶像团体等组合的成熟经纪团队,不少公司仍处于“摸着石头过河”的阶段,缺乏专业度,难以给组合足够的支撑力量去运营。


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          Russia's Proton rockets to stay in service till at least 2024      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Angara is a family of Russia-designed space rockets of different classes, from light to heavy, created as a substitute for the Proton-M and the Rokot vehicles
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Rocket Pig Games ExecutionerPublisher: Rocket Pig Games Inc.

Rocket Pig Games is a leader in the 3D industry. We specialize in creating 3D printable files that work on your home or public 3D printer. If you are looking for unique and flawless 3D printable files to create miniatures, modular terrain, and props then look no further! We have yearly Kickstarters! Follow our progress on our website or on Facebook.

This model does not come with supports. You will need to generate them with the software of your choice or use Autodesk Meshmixer which is free.

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These are the settings we have used to get perfect prints on our printers. Printers vary as do different types of filaments and how prints behave in different types of weather! You will need to get comfortable with your printer and how it prints in the hot, cold, and humidity. Regardless of the printer you choose, I recommend keeping your room cool and dry. I also, highly recommend using Hatchbox PLA. It may cost a bit more but it’s 100% worth it. Seriously.

Here's what is working really well with Hatchbox PLA: 
TEMP: 195 (40-55 for bed depending on season) 
SPEED: 60 mms 
RETRACTION DISTANCE: 0.80 
RETRACTION SOPEED: 30 
INFILL: 15% (for tiles) 
TOP SOLID LAYERS: 7 
BOTTOM SOLID LAYERS: 4



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          ‘TRUTH IS TREASON IN EMPIRE OF LIES’ ... War With Unknown Alien Species      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Thursday yowls and roars, good Kittens All...the crucial war for our FREEDOM OF SPEECH goes into superdrive, and will continue to relentlessly firestorm across our beloved country, and yes, across the entire world... 1776 FREEDOM WORLDWIDE, baby...
Oh, and believe this Big Cat, the people of China want their FREEDOM too-- from commie tyranny... okay, as Drudge exposed, now the Red Chinese tyranny is threatening to close down their Apple factories because of tariffs... well, to be honest, the Kougar says PLEASE SHUT THOSE SLAVE FACTORIES DOWN!!! NOW!
Okay, this Big Cat has no apple device, relies on no apple device, thus in her case, big effing deal ... now those of you do use apple devices might care a lot ... yeah, who gives a damn about the horrors of working in a China slave factory ... you think the Kougar is lying? Just do the research for yourself ... why are WE THE PEOPLE?  from the land of FREEDOM? buying slave-produced products??? Not to mention every last iota of your personal info, your login info, etc. is on the apple cloud, which is now OWNED by the Chinese Despot government ... isn't that fun, kiddos? Or, as the late great George Carlin might say, THE COMMIES GOT YOU BY THE BALLS.
And who has been warning you about this Chinese Cyber takeover for the last five years, at least? This Big Cat, and those like her, who can actually foresee this obvious developing future. Really, who couldn't have foreseen something like this happening? Given what was has happened in our world?

Rogue message in Chinese broadcast over intercom at National Weather Service...

Phone lines overtaken...


DRUDGE REPORT on Twitter: "APPLE Set for China Data Handover ...

https://twitter.com/drudge_report/status/951050356112306177
Jan 10, 2018 - DRUDGE REPORT · @DRUDGE_REPORT. The DRUDGE REPORT is a U.S. based news aggregation website run by Matt ...

DRUDGE REPORT on Twitter: "CHINA USES APPLE AS BAIT! https://t ...

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE_REPORT/status/1026841403672817664
2 days ago - Good response would be tell China that Taiwan is willing to take over their role and by the way we are building capacity in the United States as ...

Previous Set - Drudge Report Archives

www.drudgereportarchives.com/dsp/search.htm?frompage=1...1...25...china
From the July 25, 2018 11:16:27 GMT edition of the Drudge Report. Under pressure ... Drudge ReportAPPLE iCloud data in China now stored by state-run firm.

Okay, how many otherworld aliens is the Earth *Space Force* at war with... that is the real question... or how many otherworld aliens are deliberately attacking Earth? Check out the very fascinating article below: "Russian Fleet Rushes To Arctic Over Fears US May Have Started War With Unknown Alien Species" 

THIS IS JUST FUN... 

VIDEO: WATCH WHAT HAPPENED WHEN ALEX JONES FOUND OUT HE WAS CENSORED

No globalist is safe


Infowars has obtained exclusive footage of founder Alex Jones reacting to being banned off social media.




Yep... they are that stupidly arrogant... and dangerous as a rabid junkyard dog... 

COMMUNITY STANDARDS = TECH GIANT COMMIE CENSORSHIP 

THEY DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' REASON FOR MASS MURDERING INFOWARS ON THEIR TAXPAYER FUNDED SPY PLATFORMS 


OKAY, IT'S ON, EARTHERS, AND MORE SUCH ATTACKS WILL BE HAPPENING... GOOD LUCK ON KNOWING ABOUT IT, THOUGH ... 

http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2625.htm

August 8, 2018
Russian Fleet Rushes To Arctic Over Fears US May Have Started War With Unknown Alien Species
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
At the same time the highly influential Veteran Intelligent Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) organization is warning President Trump that the “Deep State” intelligence on Iran he is receiving could be catastrophic, a new Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin today suggests that the United States, if not the entire world, may have even bigger things to worry about—and is due to a believed to be shootdown by the US Air Force of a known and accepted “interstellar-interdimensional device” (most commonly referred as a UFO) within the Arctic Circle on 25 July, whose explosive force was registered at 2.1 kilotons—and has now seen this “devices” suspected “pair-mate”, on 4 Augustenter our Earth’s atmosphere in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region-Yugra in West Siberia from where it began transversing the globe—until yesterday, 7 August,when it hovered in the skies over the Philippines, then raced towards the Arctic Circle where it plunged into the Greenland Sea with enough force to cause a 5.8 magnitude earthquake—and in response to President Putin, just hours ago, ordered the immediate deployment of the entire Russian Northern Fleet to Arctic waters.  [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

Massive “interstellar-interdimensinal” device (above) makes rare appearance over Philippines before racing to, and then plunging into, the Greenland Sea on 7 August 2018

According to this report, throughout the entirety of recorded human history, one of our planet’s most enduring mysteries has been the sudden and unexplained appearance of massive “interstellar-interdimensional” devices in our skies—and who, in the concealing of their presence, use unknown technology to envelope themselves in massive cloud formations—so gigantic, in fact, the late American physicist William Corliss Ph.D., in his 1983 scientific research paper titled “Tornadoes, Dark Days, Anomalous Precipitation, and Related Weather Phenomena”, documented them being able to cover entire regions, resulting in what he called “Dark Days”, as the Sunwould be completely obliterated from the sky.
One of the most written about “Dark Days” associated with these “interstellar-interdimensinal” devices in near historic times, this report details, occurred on 19 May 1780 throughout the entire region of the United Statesknown as New England—and where, shortly before Noon on that day, the sky turned yellowish, then went completely black.  


Shortly before Noon, on Friday, 20 July 2018, this report notes, another of these “Dark Days” occurred that covered the entire Eveno-Bytantaisky and Zhigansky districts of Russia’s coldest region Yakutia—and whose residents of refused to accept official explanations, with many of them stating it was, indeed, caused by what they called a massive UFO.
Though not having the technology to fully track these “interstellar-interdimensional” devices when they enter our Earth’s atmosphere, this report says, this particular “Dark Day” cause, five days later, on 25 July, was determined by the MoD to be operating within the Arctic Circle—with it then being observed that a missile had fired by the US Air Force from their Arctic Circle air base, and that was immediately followed with the registering of a 2.1 kiloton explosion—but that the Americans claimed was due to a crashed meteorite.   

US Air Force fighter pilots admit their being ordered to fire on UFO’s

Near simultaneously with this 2.1 kiloton explosion occurring in the Arctic, this report continues, and also on 25 July, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) sent out an urgent astrogram (astronomer’s telegram) notifying the world that they had just detected a mysterious fast radio burst (FRB) they designated FRB 180725—and whose frequency of 580 MHz is nearly 200 megahertz lower than any other radio burst ever detected in history.
MoD analysts, this report concludes, have formed a hypothesis that this mysterious never seen before FRB was directed to the “interstellar-interdimensional” device fired on by the US Air Force—and that caused its “pair mate” device to come to its rescue as it may be lying disabled on the seafloor within the Arctic Circle—but whose full consequences of, should the worst have happened, and the Americans, indeed, fired upon an alien craft, are contained in the most highly classified section of this MoD report we’re not allowed to mention—other then to note its containing the full details of the most infamous “Dark Day” event occurring in recorded human history on 14 April 1561—and was when the inhabitants of the German city of Nuremberg witnessed a massive aerial battle involving hundreds of UFO’s in the skies above them—but whose cause of has never been known.  

UFO battle over the German city of Nuremberg on 14 April 1561 as printed in an illustrated news notice in the same month

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ANCIENT ET SPACESHIP, OR LOST TECHNOLOGY ON EARTH? 

WHEN RON PAUL GETS SERIOUSLY CENSORED, YOU KNOW THE FALSE FLAGS ARE ON THE DRAWING BOARD... BIGTIME... 

‘TRUTH IS TREASON IN EMPIRE OF LIES’: RON PAUL ON BIG TECH CENSORSHIP

“Challenging the status quo is what they can’t stand and it unnerves them, so they have to silence people.”

‘Truth is treason in empire of lies’: Ron Paul on Big Tech censorship


After the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute got suspended on Twitter, the former congressman from Texas told RT that social media crackdowns are part of a broader effort to silence dissent in the US.
While social media could be a “real delight” and very informative, the biggest role social networks are playing is “working with the government,” Ron Paul told RT on Tuesday. The government is indirectly regulating speech through companies like Twitter and Facebook, he added.
“You get accused of treasonous activity and treasonous speech because in an empire of lies the truth is treason,” Paul said. “Challenging the status quo is what they can’t stand and it unnerves them, so they have to silence people.”

Paul served in the House of Representatives for over 25 years before retiring in 2013 and setting up the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. The institute’s executive director, Daniel McAdams, found himself suspended from Twitter on Monday, apparently for retweeting a comment by radio show host Scott Horton.
Horton, who is also the editorial director of Antiwar.com, was suspended for criticizing journalist Jonathan M. Katz, after Katz complained to Twitter and got former former State Department employee and author Peter Van Buren banned from the platform.
“I’m just hoping that technology can stay ahead of it all and that we can have real alternatives to the dependency on Twitter and other companies that have been working hand in glove with the government,”Paul told RT.
“And if we, some of us, tell the truth about our government, they call us treasonous and say we’re speaking out of line and they’d like to punish us, and I think that’s part of what’s happening with social media,” he added.

https://www.infowars.com/forbidden-information-infowars-launches-grassroots-guerrilla-campaign 

INFOWARS IS FORBIDDEN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD 

‘FORBIDDEN INFORMATION’: ALEX JONES LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN

Red pill your town or neighborhood in this fight for free speech


‘Forbidden Information’: Alex Jones Launches Nationwide Grassroots Campaign
As the past days have made clear, Infowars is the forbidden information the globalists don’t want you to have.
Youtube, Facebook, Apple, Google and others have declared war on free thought, and they’re determined to use their algorithms to censor other conservative voices.
In light of the coordinated blacklisting by big tech monopolies, Infowars is going low-tech and grassroots to circumvent their digital censorship.
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As always, we here at Infowars salute you, our humble audience, and are deeply grateful for your continued support.

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August 8, 2018

As Globalists And Big Tech 'Identify, Vilify, Nullify And Destroy', Totalitarian Attempts To Ban The 1st Amendment Could Lead To Rivers Of Blood Flowing Through The Streets Of America

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By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die

With 'big tech' and the globalists having launched an all-out war upon the 1st Amendment with Alex Jones and Infowars clearly the 'canary in the coal mine' of tyranny, Steve Quayle recently warned while linking to this story over at Intellihub about the fiasco: "when there is no 'alt news', murder and death will rule the day". 


With Senate Democrats now actually floating plans that would see the US government taking over the internet according to a leaked memo circulating among them that details a plethora of authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms such as Infowars and ANP, allegedly to "get tough on Russian bots and fake news", the fact that one Democratic senator recently said "the survival of our democracy depends on banning sites like InfoWars" tells us everything that we need to know going forward in 2018. (REMINDER TO CONGRESS: Your job approval rating SUCKS at 18%!)

As Quayle also mentioned while linking to this story over at Zero Hedge which reports that the censorship crackdown continues with twitter suspending several accounts of prominent libertarians, including the account of the Director of the Ron Paul Institute, "the first victim in any war is truth - 'propaganda is the execution squad' to all truth - the full-scale NWO pogrom begins!

http://allnewspipeline.com/With_The_Purge_Having_Begun_Is_Civil_War_Next.php


HOW MANY ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS ON OUR PRESIDENT TRUMP? LIKELY, IT SURPASSES THIRTEEN IN NUMBER, IN THE KOUGAR'S OPINION 

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August 5, 2018
Trump Taunts “Deep State” Daring Them To Assassinate Him As Historic US-Russia Alliance To Save World Gains Speed
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
An astonishing historically centered new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today says that 48-hours after a suspected to be CIA assassination plot failed to kill their nations leader in Wilkes-BarrePennsylvania, an appearing to be fearless President Donald Trump appeared openly again before a cheering crowd of his supporters in Lewis CenterOhio where he actually taunted his “Deep State” demonic anti-Christ globalist enemies daring them to try to assassinate him again—and that he did so by his unmistakably declaring his allegiance to the 25th President of the United States William McKinley—and afterwards Trump’s allegiance to McKinley spreading like wildfire across the globe spurring comments like “Did you pick it up? CONFIRMED!  The Trump US government will begin to fund itself by everything else EXCEPT INCOME TAXES.  That's the future economic plan and I'm so jealous I'm not an American!!!”—with the true significant origins of what Trump is doing being able to be traced back to “The Two Liberators”, Tsar Alexander II and President Abraham Lincoln.  [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

President Donald Trump not so subtly taunts the “Deep State” to try to assassinate him again during rally in Lewis CenterOhio, on 4 August 2018

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Down through the centuries, very mysterious individuals have appeared at certain moments in human history and provided convincing demonstrations that "impossible" inventions are possible.

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A "respectable burgher of North Holland" appeared "modest and simple" to the alchemist Helvetius one day in 1666. It was the stranger’s incredible knowledge that startled and inspired the alchemists of Helvetius's day, and though these learned and determined men never did acquire the philosopher's stone that would transmute lead into gold, they did fashion the seeds of the science of chemistry that has accomplished so many transmutations of the human environment and the human condition in the last three hundred years.

Out of the smoky laboratories of the alchemists, Albert le Grand produced potassium lye; Raymond Lully prepared bicarbonate of potassium; Paracelsus described zinc and introduced chemical compounds in medicine; Blaise Vigenere discovered benzoic acid; Basil Valentine perfected sulfuric acid; and Johann Friedrich Boetticher be-came the first European to produce porcelain.

While each of the above is an important discovery, there are rumors that lying amidst the musty pages of certain ancient alchemical laboratories there are recorded experiments with photography, radio transmission, phonography, and aerial flight.

Throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, there were many scholars who claimed that they had received late-night visits from mysterious members of a secret society that had accomplished the transmutation of metals, the means of prolonging life, the knowledge to see and to hear what was occurring in distant places, and the ability to travel across the heavens in heavier-than-air vehicles.

Numerous occult groups have been created around the belief that centuries ago a secret society achieved a high level of scientific knowledge that they carefully guarded from the rest of humanity. According to these occultists, certain men of genius in ancient Egypt and Persia were given access to the records of the advanced technologies of the antediluvian world of Atlantis. Many hundreds of years ago, these ancient masters learned to duplicate many of the feats of the Titans of the lost continent.

There are persistent legends in nearly every culture that tell of an Elder Race that populated the Earth millions of years ago. The Old Ones, who may originally have been of extraterrestrial origin or the survivors of highly advanced terrestrial civilization that was destroyed after the last Ice Age, were an immensely intelligent and scientifically sophisticated species who eventually chose to structure their own environment under the surface of the planet's soil and seas. The Old Ones usually remain aloof from the surface dwellers, but from time to time throughout history, they have been known to visit certain of Earth's more intelligent members in the guise of alchemist or mysterious scientists in order to offer constructive criticism and, in some cases, to give valuable advice in the material sciences.

The decision to form an ancient secret society may have been based on the members' highly developed moral sense and their recognition of the awesome position of responsibility that the discovery of such applications of ancient knowledge had placed upon them. They may have decided to keep their own counsel until the rest of the world had become enlightened enough to deal wisely with such a high degree of technical accomplishments.     

From time to time, the secret society may decide the time is propitious to make one of its discoveries known to the "outside world." Such intervention in the affairs of humankind is usually accomplished by carefully feeding certain fragments of research to "outside" scientists whose work and attitude have been judged particularly deserving. When these scientists accomplish the breakthroughs in their research, they credit the success of the experiments to their own diligence, and the secrecy the society prizes so highly is maintained.

On the other hand, the secret society may feel little or no responsibility of any kind to those humans outside of their group. They may be merely biding their time until they turn the great mass of humanity into their slaves.

By the 1840s, the legend of Agharta had already been widely circulated among the mystically minded in Germany. According to this ancient tradition, the Master of the World already controlled many of the kings and rulers of the surface world by exercising his occult powers. Soon this Master and his super race would launch an invasion of Earth and subjugate all humans to his will.

If certain master magicians, disciples of the Titans, individuals of exceptional intellect, power, and wealth, actually did achieve a high degree of technical accomplishment sev¬eral centuries ago, then they could very well be responsible for a good many of the strange and mysterious vehicles seen in our skies. And if alien life-forms apprehended their advanced technology at the end of the previous century, then they might have established an alliance with the society of humans that easily appeared to be the more advanced and worthy to receive the benefits of their extraterrestrial super science.

The year 1897 may have seemed an ideal time to show the “outsiders” just how far advanced the members of the ancient secret society really were.

The science of the outsiders seemed as though it had gone about as far as it could go, and it was poised confidently on the brink of the twentieth century. Many of the world's most learned men and women were filled with pride over a host of new technological accomplishments.

In 1893, Karl Benz and Henry Ford built their first four¬wheeled automobiles. Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope (1889) was among the first practical systems of cinematography, and in 1895, Louis and Auguste Lumiere presented the first commercial projection. In that same year, Wilhelm Roentgen dis¬covered X rays, Marconi invented radio telegraphy, and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky formulated the principle of rocket reaction propulsion. In 1896, William Ramsay isolated helium, Ernest Rutherford accomplished the magnetic detection of electrical waves, and Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity. The Royal Automobile Club was founded in London in 1897, and cars were going faster every year.

However, with all of these scientific marvels about which to boast, there were as yet no heavier-than-air aerial vehicles to occupy the efforts and the interests of potential aviators; and a good number of brilliant scientists of great reputation had gone on record with their arguments that it was aerodynamically impossible to build such a flying machine. On the other hand, the future of balloon transport seemed promising, and gondolas could be attached to carry passengers. With all the other wonders of modern science, how could anyone bemoan the lack of heavier-than-air flying machines?

And yet, in March of 1897, a bizarre aircraft, often described as resembling a cone-shaped steamboat, was seen flying across the United States and later throughout the world.

The German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin did not build his famous airship, a rigid dirigible, until 1898. Could some mysterious unknown inventors have beaten Count von Zeppelin to the drawing board with a much more impressive vehicle, a forerunner of the modern passenger plane? Or was a secret terrestrial society of master magicians once again displaying their superiority over the outsiders?

The flights of the enigmatic airship continued until August of 1897 when the craft was sighted off the coast of Norway and over Vancouver, British Columbia on the same day.

After a twelve-year absence, the airship reappeared over England in 1909. Within a matter of days, it was sighted over New Zealand, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and Tennessee. Its final appearance seems to have been over Memphis on January 20, 1910.

In 1871, occultist Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote The Coming Race, a novel about a small group of German mystics who had discovered a race of supermen living within the Earth’s interior. The super race had built a paradise based on The Vril Force, a form of energy so powerful that the older beings had outlawed its use as a potential weapon. The Vril, was derived from the Black Sun, a large ball of “Prima Materia” that provided light and radiation to the inhabitants of the inner Earth.

In 1919, Karl Haushofer founded the Brothers of the Light Society in Berlin, and soon changed its name to the Vril Society. As Haushofer’s Vril grew in prominence, it united three major occult societies, the Lords of the Black Stone, the Black Knights of the Thule Society, and the Black Sun and chose the swastika, the hooked cross, as its symbol of the worship of the Black Sun.     

As with many secret groups, there appears to have been more than one order--those who followed the Golden Sun and those who followed the Black Sun. The Black Sun, like the Swastika, is a very ancient symbol. While the Swastika represents the eternal fountain of creation, the Black Sun is even older, suggesting the very void of creation itself. The symbol on the Nazi flag is the Thule Sonnenrad (Sun Wheel), not a reversed good luck Swastika. The Black Sun can be seen in many ancient Babylonian and Assyrian places of worship.

While these societies borrowed some concepts and rites from various Hermetic groups, they placed special emphasis on the innate mystical powers of the Aryan race. The Vril and its fellow societies maintained that the Germanic/Nordic/ Teutonic people were of Aryan origin, and that Christianity had destroyed the power of the Teutonic civilization.     

The secret societies formed in Germany wanted desperately to prove themselves worthy of the super humans that lived beneath the surface of the planet and they wished to be able to control the incredibly powerful Vril force. This ancient force had been known among the alchemists and magicians as the Chi, the Odic force, the Orgone, the Astral Light, and they were well aware of its transformative powers to create supermen of ordinary mortals.

In 1921, Maria Orsic (Orsitch), a medium in the society, now renamed Vril Gesellschaft, began claiming spirit messages originating from Aryan aliens on Alpha Tauri in the Aldeberan star system. Orsic and another medium named Sigrun, learned that the aliens spoke of two classes of people on their world--the Aryan, or master race, and a subservient planetary race that had evolved through mutation and climate changes. A half billion years ago, the Aryans, also known as the Elohim or Elder Race, began to colonize our solar system. On Earth, the Aryans were identified as the Sumerians until they elected to carve out an empire for themselves in the hollow of the planet.

Students of the Vril Society also insist that extraterrestrials worked with Nazi scientists to create early models of flying saucers. According to some researchers, an alien tutor race secretly began cooperating with certain German scientists from the Thule, the Vril, and the Black Sun societies in the late 1920s. Working in underground bases with the alien intelligences, the Nazis mastered antigravity space flight, established space stations, accomplished time travel, an developed their spacecraft to warp speeds.

In 1922, members of Thule and Vril claim to have built the Jenseitsflugmaschine, the Other World Flight Machine, based on the psychic messages received from the Aldebaran aliens. W. O. Schulmann of the Technical University of Munich was in charge of the project until it was halted in 1924, and the craft was stored in Messerschmitt’s Augsburg. In 1937, after Hitler came into power, he authorized the construction of the Rund flugzeug, the round, or disk-shaped vehicle, for military use and for spaceflight.

In April, 1942, Nazi Germany sent out an expedition composed of a number of its most visionary scientists to seek a military vantage point in the hollow earth. Although the expedition of leading scientists left at a time when the Third Reich was putting maximum effort in their drive against the Allies, Goering, Himmler, and Hitler are said to have enthusiastically endorsed the project. Steeped in the more esoteric teachings of metaphysics, the Fuehrer had long been convinced that Earth was concave and that a master race lived on the inside of the planet.

The Nazi scientists who left for the island of Rugen had complete confidence in the validity of their quest. In their minds, such a coup as discovering the opening to the Inner World would not only provide them with a military advantage, but it would go a long way in convincing the Masters who lived there that the German people truly deserved to mix their blood with them in the creation of a hybrid master race to occupy the surface world, truly a New World Order.

In 1991when President George H.W. Bush began speaking about a New World Order to beef up his campaign for reelection, evangelist Pat Robertson, who was briefly a presidential candidate, passionately spoke out that "new world order" was actually a code for a secret group that sought to replace Christian society with a worldwide atheistic socialist dictatorship.

Bush, the conspiracy buffs charged, was a member of one of the world's most devilish and powerful secret societies: the Order of Skull and Bones. What was more, according to these same conspiracists, Bush was linked to the Bilderbergers and the Trilateral Commission, dangerous elitist organizations.

At about the same time that President Bush's alleged secret affiliations were being exposed, a number of fundamentalist evangelists began to take their first real notice of the UFO phenomenon and saw the mysterious aerial objects as the "signs in the skies" referred to in apocalyptic literature and in the book of Revelation. It was a short leap or many evangelists to begin to blend accounts of UFOs with the secret societies of top U.S. government officials, politicians, corporate chairmen, international bankers, and many others who sought to bring into being the dreaded "New World Order."

According to the proponents of this cosmic conspiracy, when President Ronald Reagan gave his famous "alien invasion" speech to the entire United Nations General Assembly in September of 1987, he had already secretly advised representatives of the 176 member nations that the leaders of their respective governments must meet the demands of the technologically superior extraterrestrials or be destroyed.

As Reagan said in his speech: "I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. And yet I ask you, is not an alien threat already among us?"

Some UFO researchers have warned that highly placed members of an ancient secret society that can trace its origins beyond the temples of ancient Egypt to Atlantis have established a plan to create a carefully staged "alien invasion" that will convince the masses of the world that a real-life War of the Worlds alien attack is about to begin. People of all nations will believe their leaders who say that it has been learned that the aliens are a benevolent species and that unconditional surrender to them is for everyone's own good.

Immediately following the "surrender" to the aliens, the leaders of the ancient secret society will form a One World Government, a New World Order, thus fulfilling biblical prophecies about a return to the days of Babylon.

Concern over interference by secret societies in the affairs of government was considered very real long before our present-day paranoia. For hundreds of years, certain scholars have worried about global conspiracies being conducted in secret by such groups as the Knights Templar, the Vril, the Thule, the Black Sun, and the Illuminati--who may all be waiting until the pro¬pitious time to complete world domination.

In 1876, Benjamin Disraeli, British prime minister, warned: "The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings, and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans."

For more information about conspiracies and the Conspiracies and Secret Societies: The Complete Dossier by Brad and Sherry Steiger

 


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          Q&A: What is DRC President Joseph Kabila’s legacy?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

After 17 years in power, President Joseph Kabila is stepping aside – but what sort of a country is he leaving behind?

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Washington has demanded other countries to join its sanctions on Iran, but few have accepted.

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Kosovo accuses Bosnia of delaying visas for its basketball team, scheduled to compete in Euro championship in Sarajevo.

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          Zimbabwe opposition’s Tendai Biti charged after asylum bid fails      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Ex-finance minister ordered to surrender his passport and banned from addressing political rallies until case is over.

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          ‘Pain, agony’: Gaza mourns death of pregnant mother and toddler      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Inas Abu Khmash and her baby daughter Bayan were among four Palestinians killed during Israel’s air strikes on Gaza.

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A new outbreak in the middle of a war zone is raising alarms as health workers race to educate people and trying a new, experimental vaccine.

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The famed photographer’s arrest signals an escalation in institutional brutality and a day of reckoning for the elite.

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A flash flood in the alpine town of Chamoson caught residents and passers-by by complete surprise.

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          Highland spaceport aims to launch 2,000 commercial rockets by 2030      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Business Secretary Greg Clark made the announcement during his first visit to the proposed site in the Highlands.
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          The anti Semites at the BBC still practicing fake media      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Israel slams BBC headline on Gaza flare-up as ‘misrepresentation of reality'

Israel issued a formal complaint over a BBC headline which referenced Gazans killed in an Israeli airstrike but omitted mention of a barrage of rocket fire on Israeli communities
BBC World Twitter (Screenshot)
Israel’s foreign ministry spokesman issued a scathing complaint against BBC news on Thursday over an article headline that referenced the deaths of a pregnant Gazan and her toddler daughter in an Israeli airstrike but which omitted mention the more than 180 rockets fired by Palestinian militants in the enclave preceding the retaliatory airstrikes.
The article posted to BBC World news service Twitter feed was titled “Israeli air strikes ‘kill pregnant woman and baby’”, referencing the deaths of Enas Khammash, 23, and her 18-month-old daughter Bayan in an Israeli airstrike in Jafarawi in central Gaza overnight Thursday.
The headline gave no indication that the airstrike came in response to a barrage of some 180 rockets fired at Israeli communities, which injured at least 11 Israeli civilians including one woman who suffered “grave injuries”.
“@BBCWorld this is a formal complaint by @IsraelMFA. This title is a deliberate misrepresentation of reality ( that’s the polite equivalent of “ this is a LIE” if you don’t get it).” Emmanuel Nahshon wrote on twitter, with a screen capture of the article posted to the BBC World twitter feed.
“Israelis were targeted by Hamas and IDF acts to protect them. Change it IMMEDIATELY!!!”, Nahshon demanded.
Nahshon said he asked Israel’s embassy in London to file a written complaint against the broadcaster in response to the headline.
The original headline remained visible on BBC World’s Twitter feed, but the expanded version of the article posted on the news service’s website was titled “Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel”.
It was not clear whether the article had been re-titled in response to Nahshon’s complaint.
Following the retitling, spokesperson for the Israeli embassy in the UK delivered further criticism in a letter addressed to "Angus" at the BBC. "I appreciate that BBC News has changed its online headline," Yehuda Aviv wrote, "however the headline is back-to-front."
"Hamas rockets struck Israel before Israel responded with air strikes. Therefore, I would ask for the headline to be corrected according to the order in which the events occurred," he added.
Furthermore, referencing the BBC World's Twitter account @BBCWorld, Avivi continued that the tweet "Israeli air strikes kill pregnant woman and baby" did not include any details about Hamas' terrorism at all.
"Disappointingly, none of these facts are deemed relevant for BBC World on Twitter. I would appreciate if you amend this error," he concluded in his letter.
Rocket attacks aimed at Israeli communities along the Gaza border continued into Thursday morning after a relentless overnight bombardment that carried the threat of a full-scale war erupting.
Residents in the region were instructed by the military to remain within 15-seconds of bomb sheltersand to limit the size of public gatherings.
All trains between the border town of Sderot and the coastal city of Ashkelon were cancelled, as were all children's summer camps and educational activities. Farmers were also forbidden from tending to their fields.
A senior Israeli military official said Thursday that the army is “nearing war with Gaza” and would evacuate Israelis living in communities adjacent to the border if necessary.
"We don't see the end of the escalation. We are closing in on operation in Gaza," the senior IDF official told Israeli media outlets.
The IDF said 30 of the approximately 180 rockets fired into Israel were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, which is activated only against those projected to hit populated areas. Several rockets fell in the southern Israeli city of Sderot and border-adjacent Eshkol Regional Council.
Israel responded to the rocket barrage by striking more than 150 Hamas "military sites" overnight Thursday, including military compounds and weapons manufacturing sites for the Islamist movement.
Those killed in the Gaza Strip included Enas Khammash, 23, and her 18-month-old daughter Bayan, according to the health ministry in the Hamas-controlled enclave.
MAHMUD HAMS (AFP)An explosion rocks Gaza following an Israeli air strike on August 8, 2018
MAHMUD HAMS (AFP)
They were killed in an airstrike in Jafarawi in central Gaza, the ministry said, while her husband was injured. The ministry said Khammash was also pregnant.
A Hamas militant was also killed in the strikes and at least 12 others injured, the health ministry said.
Hamas claimed responsibility for the rocket barrage, saying it came in response to the IDF’s killing of two of its fighters on Tuesday. The two militants were killed after an Israeli tank fired on a Hamas observation post, responding to what it initially identified as gunfire against Israeli troops but was apparently part of a Hamas commando exercise.
“In response to Israel aggression, the Palestinian resistance has launched a large number of rockets in recent hours at the enemy,” a statement by the group said. “There was a promise [to respond] and now it has been fulfilled.”
The IDF said it was "determined to secure the safety of the citizens of Israel and is on high alert and prepared for a wide variety of scenarios."
The conflagration came as Egypt and UN-led efforts had been underway to reach a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas to bring to an end months of violence along the border and ease tensions in the impoverished Palestinian enclave.
Israel and Hamas were brought to the brink of a full-scale war in two separate military flare-ups in July as Israel struck targets in response to a wave of devastating cross-border arson attacks, prompting several barrages of Hamas rocket fire and retaliatory Israeli airstrikes that marked some of the fiercest clashes since 2014.

          „The Rocket“ Rod Laver wird 80      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Roger Federer? Rafael Nadal? Pete Sampras? Die Frage nach dem besten Tennis-Spieler der Geschichte ist heiß diskutiert. Unabhängig davon, dass es eigentlich wenig Sinn macht, Profis verschiedener Epochen miteinander zu vergleichen, wird ein Name in diesen Diskussionen meist vergessen: der von Rod Laver, der heute seinen 80. Geburtstag feiert.
          VP Pence Unveils Plans For New Military Branch In Outer Space      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: At the Pentagon today, Vice President Mike Pence laid out plans for a new branch of the military in outer space - a Space Force. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: We must have American dominance in space, and so we will. (APPLAUSE) SHAPIRO: As NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports, not everyone agrees that a Space Force is the future. GEOFF BRUMFIEL, BYLINE: Maybe you're thinking of signing up for the Space Force. and wondering, will I get my own jet pack like the one the Army was working on back in the '60s? (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: Now undergoing feasibility tests is a unique rocket belt, which permits the user to fly through the air. BRUMFIEL: Dream on. JOAN JOHNSON-FREESE: Nope. You're going to fly a desk. There's a computer sitting on a desk, and you stare at the screen. BRUMFIEL: That's Joan Johnson-Freese, a space security expert at the Naval War College. The U.S. military
          Israeli aircraft reportedly bomb building in Gaza city      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          NASA Braves The Heat To Get Up Close And Personal With Our Sun       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Early Saturday morning, if all goes as planned, 91-year-old Eugene Parker will watch a NASA spacecraft named after him blast off on an unprecedented mission to study the sun.

"It's my first rocket launch, so that will be very interesting," says Parker, a retired astrophysicist who lives in Chicago.

NASA has never named a spacecraft after a living person before. But Parker's colleagues say it's appropriate that this one bears his name. The Parker Solar Probe will get up-close-and-personal with the fiery sun, closer than any spacecraft ever, and Parker is almost a God-like figure among those who study this special star.

"In our field, he's definitely a celebrity," says Angela Olinto, an astrophysicist at the University of Chicago, where Parker worked for decades. "Most of science is done by a lot of small steps by a lot of different people. He is one of those few people that we know that have made big breakthroughs a few times."

His first came in 1958, when Parker predicted that the sun was constantly spewing out a stream of charged particles at supersonic speeds. He called it the solar wind.

To his critics, this idea seemed laughable. One even suggested he should go to the library and do some reading before trying to write papers on this subject. "And the question is 'Well, what do they think now?'" asks Parker, with a chuckle, adding, "they're all dead by now so it doesn't really matter."

He says it's normal, in science, that something new and different won't be believed. "So it was no surprise," says Parker. "It was annoying, but no surprise."

Soon enough, measurements made in space proved that Parker was right about the solar wind. This was just the beginning of a long career filled with insights that basically started the field of heliophysics, the study of the space environment around our star and how it affects Earth and the other planets.

Parker recalls that the head of science at NASA recently called him up and asked if he'd object if they named the new solar probe after him. "And I said, 'Why no, I guess not,'" recalls Parker, who says he found the honor "rather flattering."

The Parker Solar Probe will be going to the sun's corona, "the atmosphere that we could all see on August 21st when we had a total solar eclipse," says Nicola Fox of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, who is the mission's project scientist.

After traveling for seven years, the spacecraft will come within four million miles of the sun's surface — and will be going really fast.

"We'll be moving at about 430,000 miles an hour, which is about 118 miles a second," says Fox, explaining that it will be the fastest object ever made by humankind "by an awful lot."

To protect it from temperatures that could reach up to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, the probe has a heat shield made up of a special foam that's 4.5 inches thick. "It kind of looks like the florist's foam that you would use to make flower arrangements. It's very similar in feel and in texture," says mission system engineer Jim Kinnison. "This, though, is pure carbon."

Behind this shield, where the instruments are, it will be room temperature. The probe's measurements will hopefully help explain mysteries like how the solar wind gets accelerated and why the corona is so weirdly super hot — 300 times hundred times hotter than the sun's surface.

"That just shouldn't happen. It just kind of defies the laws of nature," says Fox. "If you move away from a heat source, it should get cooler. But for us it actually gets hotter."

Figuring that one out is something Eugene Parker is looking forward to. "It'll be really fun to be able to close in on that problem," he says.

He adds that although the probe is named after him, the real credit should go to the crew that was able to build a spacecraft capable of withstanding such an extreme space environment.

"I hope the launch is successful," says Parker, "and that the spacecraft does what it's expected to do."

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          VP Pence Unveils Plans For New Military Branch In Outer Space      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: At the Pentagon today, Vice President Mike Pence laid out plans for a new branch of the military in outer space - a Space Force. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: We must have American dominance in space, and so we will. (APPLAUSE) SHAPIRO: As NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports, not everyone agrees that a Space Force is the future. GEOFF BRUMFIEL, BYLINE: Maybe you're thinking of signing up for the Space Force. and wondering, will I get my own jet pack like the one the Army was working on back in the '60s? (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: Now undergoing feasibility tests is a unique rocket belt, which permits the user to fly through the air. BRUMFIEL: Dream on. JOAN JOHNSON-FREESE: Nope. You're going to fly a desk. There's a computer sitting on a desk, and you stare at the screen. BRUMFIEL: That's Joan Johnson-Freese, a space security expert at the Naval War College. The U.S. military
          Militants halt fire in Gaza flare-up      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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GAZA CITY: Gaza militants halted fire Thursday after targeting Israel with some 180 rockets and mortars, provoking Israeli strikes across the enclave that killed three Palestinians, including a toddler, in another severe flare-up of violence.

It was the third major escalation since July and came despite attempts by UN officials and Egypt to secure a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the Gaza Strip.

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          Israel pounds Gaza, killing a pregnant woman and her child      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Israel hits Gaza with air raids, shelling after Hamas fires about 150 rockets from the besieged enclave.


          8/10/2018: Pure Politics: CAG Blasts Defence PSUs for Delays and Defective Items      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Delhi: From failing to meet the Army’s UAVs requirements to defective and life threatening parachutes and critical quality problems in the Pinaka rocket systems, the Comptroller and Auditor General has come down heavily on India’s state-run defence...
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08.08.18 09:08 AM NASA is partnering with six U.S. companies to develop 10 “tipping point” technologies that have the potential to significantly benefit the commercial space economy and future NASA missions, including lunar lander and deep space rocket engine technologies. http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-announces-new-partnerships-to-develop-space-exploration-technologies
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Hamas and Israel reportedly reach ceasefire after violent exchange near Gaza left 3 dead  Business Insider Israeli leaders plot response as

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          2016 - The Year in Rebuke (Part Two)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

JULY

With the political world holding its breath in anticipation, Hope n' Change finally endorses a Presidential candidate...


While lacking the enthusiasm evinced by many Trump supporters, Hope n' Change opines that "Donald Trump is potentially a yuuuuge disrupter at a time when our political system needs huge disruption. Our nation would be far more likely to survive his possible policy failures than even a single term of Hillary Clinton's toxic policy successes."

This belief is immediately confirmed when yet another federal agency is revealed to have been corrupted by proximity to the Clinton Machine...


After laundry-listing the many, many ways that Hillary had lied, evaded, and thoroughly compromised national security with her secret email server, FBI Director James Comey decides that no charges should be pressed because:

A) He is apparently a complete political whore
B) His family was being held at gunpoint
C) He believes that women (bless their hearts) are just too darn stupid to understand computers, national security, and laws
D) Hillary made a pact with Satan which involves fellating lepers in Hell for all eternity
E) All of the above. Which, frankly, we're pretty sure is the right answer.

Energized by this undeserved "Get Out of Jail Free" card, Hillary immediately seizes on new ways to make voters hate her...


Following a black sniper's assassination of five Dallas police officers who were providing security for a "Black Lives Matter" protest, Hillary bravely declares that the actual problem is that white people need to do a better job of listening and, bizarrely, that Wall Street needs greater transparency. Based on her strong statement, an increasing number of voters begin to suspect she's using narcotics.

Meanwhile,  GOP heads explode when Senator Ted Cruz appears at the Republican National Convention and speaks passionately about the need to defend freedom and the Constitution, but fails to endorse Trump by name for reasons no one can explain...


But July isn't done with us yet. Following a series of scandals revealing sabotage against the Bernie Sanders campaign, the DNC meets to celebrate democracy by anointing a candidate selected by unelected "superdelegates"...


AUGUST

With the wind at her back, which is helpful in keeping her upright, Hillary starts fleshing out what revolutionary policies she hopes to bring to the presidency other than the ability to pee while sitting down...

But concerns grow about the candidate's health as she is increasingly seen struggling with simple tasks like speaking without coughing up a lung, getting both eyes to point in the same direction, or telling the truth...


But undaunted and pumped full of amphetamines and opioids,  Hillary throws herself into intense preparation for the upcoming Presidential debates...


And speaking of sex escapades (which is pretty much synonymous with speaking about the Clintons) another one rears its...uh...head when Anthony Weiner, the oft-disgraced husband of Hillary's right hand woman Huma Abedin, is discovered to be emailing bonergrams to an under-aged girl...


Saying "enough is enough," Huma gives up on Weiner (not that there's anything wrong with that) and prepares to face new challenges in...

SEPTEMBER

When asked to answer yet more questions about her totally illegal scheme to evade the Freedom of Information Act and, as an unexpected bonus, give away all of our nation's secrets, Hillary is struck - apparently forcefully - with a brilliant idea...


Yes, the woman who wants to be President of the United States claims to have such substantial brain damage that she can't remember anything which happened while she was engaged in criminal activity.  Which is to say her entire adult life.

Shortly thereafter, Clinton speaks to an adoring throng of hired enthusiasts at an LGBT fundraiser and makes a statement which convinces even hardened skeptics that she has gangrenous grey matter...


"To be grossly generalistic," she grossly cackled, "you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic— you name it!"

Surprisingly, at least to Democrats, it turns out that many Americans don't appreciate being mocked, disparaged, and slandered by corrupt elites. Which is why it's (ahem) fortunate for Clinton that the public is soon distracted by a terrorist bomb blast...


29 people are hurt (and thankfully none killed) when a bomb is detonated in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York. Chelsea Clinton swears "it's just a coincidence" and "I'm working on an alibi."

Hoping to get her media narrative back on track, Hillary Clinton puts avuncular socialist Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail to say that he no longer despises everything Hillary stands for, and that he's come to the life-changing (and possibly life-saving) realization that she is the most honest, refreshing, and ethical politician ever born...


In fairness to Bernie, maybe he was just trying on his "shameless whore" costume to make ready for...

OCTOBER

Suddenly, the campaign is rocked by a series of well-coordinated (if loosely fact-checked) attacks on Donald Trump's finances...


The NY Times goes "front page crazy" with a story screaming that over the past few years, Donald Trump may have paid all the federal income tax he legally owed - which possibly, and only possibly, equaled "none." Not only is "Man Pays Correct Amount of Taxes" not a scandal, it's not even interesting.

What is interesting is that the story was written based on illegally obtained information which was leaked to the public. Democratic spokespeople offer high praise for the publication of illegally leaked documents, then report a weird feeling "like a crow just stepped on my grave."


In a shocking revelation that even offends serial rapist Bill Clinton, an old audiotape reveals that Donald Trump once used the word "pussy" in a conversation which did not involve cats. Even worse, a (very small) parade of women come forward, dabbing tears, to share tortured memories of being "kissed without permission" by Donald Trump, who used only Tic Tacs for breath control.

Unfortunately for Hillary, none of this is as interesting as Wikileaks' release of thousands of documents detailing the corruption of the Clinton Foundation, Hillary's "pay for play" use of the State Department to solicit bribes, and the overall sleaziness of everyone in the Democratic party.

Suddenly finding illegally obtained information which was leaked to the public abhorrent, the media and the White House blame Russian hackers because it sounds better than "our own idiocy." Joe Biden warns of draconian counter measures...


In the midst of all this, early voting begins, with record numbers of voters flooding to the polls to decide which of the two least popular candidates in American history will win...


But wait! With Halloween in the air, James Comey doesn't need to dress up as a ghost to scare the sheet out of Hillary - he simply reopens her "thing that wouldn't die" email espionage case only days before the election.

Hilariously, it turns out that in the course of investigating Anthony Weiner's underage sexting activities, the FBI has discovered thousands of Hillary's State Department emails on his personal laptop...as well as on his laptop computer.


And so the stage is set for...

NOVEMBER

Following a hostage video in which James Comey, bruised and bound, says that nothing suspicious other than Top Secret documents was found on Weiner's "spank bank" computer, Election Day arrives at last.

Left-leaning media political pundits sport Cheshire Cat grins, and Hillary Clinton's team pops champagne corks as the poll results start to come in.

Soon after which the grins fade, the champagne goes flat, and (according to trustworthy sources on the Left) Armageddon arrives...


Trump wins to the shock and disbelieving horror of liberals everywhere...


Apparently unaware of how the American voting system works, those on the Left are further devastated by the realization that while Hillary won the popular vote, it's only the critical electoral college vote that decides the Presidency...


While many anti-Americans take the news of Trump's victory badly,  perhaps the most convincing display of grief comes from Fidel Castro who actually goes to the trouble of dropping dead...


Which at long last brings us to...

DECEMBER

In the weeks following the election, it becomes clear that American voters were sick of being denigrated, disrespected, and lied to by their own government. Tired of seeing their health insurance costs skyrocket while their benefits plummeted. And unwilling to accept a stagnant economy which seemingly offered jobs only to hedge fund managers and fry cooks.

Granted, not everyone saw the election results in the same way...


When his analysis is roundly laughed at, Barack Obama goes back to his default position of claiming that the election was somehow "hacked" by evil Russians who, inexplicably, liked the idea of Donald Trump having a nuclear arsenal.

The soon-to-be ex-president declares the alleged hacking to be a grave and immediate existential threat to our nation, then takes swift action by boarding Air Force One for another extended, multi-million dollar vacation in Hawaii...


Back on the mainland, the electoral college finally meets to officially cast their votes. And once again, a dazed and broken Hillary has to settle for second place...


With only days left in the year, Americans finally breathe a sigh of relief - confident that they can enjoy the holidays without any vacationing presidents suddenly launching a vicious sneak attack on one of our closest allies. They are, of course, wrong...


With assistance (and likely direction) from the Obama administration, the U.N. passes a resolution condemning Israel, eroding that nation's legitimacy and chances for eventual peace.  It is a transparently petty and vindictive act from a petty and vindictive president bent on burning the world down if he can't be in charge.

In the final days of his wretched administration, he also admits floods of refugees and illegals into the country, grants early release to a record number of felons, and puts thousands of new regulations in place to hamper the American economy under Donald Trump.

Which is why the stroke of midnight on December 31st has never been sweeter...


Happy New Year from Stilton Jarlsberg and Hope n' Change Cartoons...which, after 8 long years, finally has actual hope for change.



          Israeli air strikes pummel 150 targets in Gaza, killing three, in response to barrage of rockets      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Israeli aircraft struck more than 150 targets in Gaza in response to a barrage of rockets from the Palestinian territory, the Israeli military said Thursday, marking a sharp escalation even as negotiations were taking place over a long-term ceasefire.Mili
          Confira mais de 20 fotografias inéditas tiradas durante as gravações de Vingadores: Guerra Infinita      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Toda grande produção de cinema tem que ter seus fotógrafos para registrar os belíssimos momentos de bastidores. E com Vingadores: Guerra Infinita não foi diferente. Chuck Zlotnick esteve junto as câmeras que estavam capturando as principais cenas do maior filme de 2018 e registrou uma leva de fotos impressionantes. Confira a seguir, lembrando que todas elas não tiveram nenhum acerto e efeito do CGI, apenas tratamento do fotógrafo:
























E se quiser ver mais do trabalho de Chuck Zlotink. dá uma clicada aqui e veja algumas imagens fantásticas de outras grandes produções de cinemas, incluindo Guardiões da Galáxia vol.2 e Homem-Aranha: De volta ao Lar.

Reunindo o maior elenco de estrelas dos cinemas até hoje, Vingadores: Guerra Infinita terá Robert Downey Jr. (Homem de Ferro), Chris Evans (Capitão América), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Scarlett Johansson (Viúva Negra), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doutor Estranho), Chris Pratt (Senhor das Estrelas), Chadwick Boseman (Pantera Negra), Tom Holland (Homem-Aranha), Sean Gunn (como stand in do Rocket), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Winston Duke (M'Baku), Karen Gillan (Nebulosa), Don Cheadle (Máquina de Combate), Dave Bautista (Drax), Anthony Mackie (Falcão), Elizabeth Olsen ( Feiticeira Escarlate), Paul Bettany (Visão), Sebastian Stan (Bucky), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Benedict Wong (Wong), Peter Dinklage (Eitri). O filme também conta com as vozes de Vin Diesel (Groot), Bradley Cooper(Rocket), Kerry Condon(Sexta-feira), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor(Fauce de Ébano), Michael James Shaw (Corvus Glaive) e Carrie Coon (Próxima Meia-Noite). Dirigido por Joe e Anthony Russo e co-escrito por Christopher Markus e Stephen McFeely, o filme já é a quarta maior arrecadação de bilheteria de todos os tempos.

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Iran of course. I read that the Houthis are running out of rockets and mines now that Trump's sanctions are starting to hit Iran. I wonder how many Iranian financed rockets Hamas have stockpiled.
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As Lovell prepared for the thruster adjustments, Haise finished closing down the LEM and drifted through the tunnel back toward the command module and Swigert threw the switch to stir all 4 cryogenic tanks.
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Middle East tensions are heating up again as Israel mounts a military response to nearly 200 Hamas rockets fired into the Jewish state, but a Reagan-era Pentagon official says the real headline here is that the benefactors of Hamas are rattled. “I think it’s because its patron, Iran, is in trouble. The Iranians are making […]
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J'ai lu cet album parce que j'aime bien Busiek et ici il ne livre pas son meilleur scénario.

C'est vraiment le genre de comics qui ressemble à un blockbuster d'Hollywood. Le début est assez cliché : le pauvre Alejandro Cruz est un jeune qui n'a pas la vie qu'il veut et lorsqu'il voit les Shockrockets dans le ciel il se dit que ça serait bien d'en être un vu qu'ils doivent pas subir les problèmes du quotidien et puis un jour il va trouver un membre des Shockrockets blessé et il va être forcé de piloter l'appareil. Évidemment ça va faire en sorte qu'il va intégrer ce groupe qui affronte un méchant très méchant avec des motivations et une psychologie peu profonde et évidemment Cruz va devenir un héros.

Bon, le scénario se laisse lire et il y a des bons moments. Busiek prend le temps pour approfondir certains personnages secondaires et puis ça se passe dans le futur et que les Shockrockets utilisent de la technologie d'aliens pour leurs avions, cela donne un coté un peu intéressant à l'album. En fait, je trouve ça dommage que Busiek écrit une intrigue si cliché alors que le futur qu'il a imaginé avait un certain potentiel. Le dessin est correct.

En gros, le genre de comics qui sert surtout à divertir et qui fait le strict minimum. En même temps, je n'ai jamais été un grand fan de science-fiction ou d'histoires de pilotes alors peut-être que d'autres lecteurs vont mieux accrocher que moi. On notera que la fin laisse une porte ouverte pour une suite qui pour l'instant n'a jamais vu le jour.

Note : (avis posté par Gaston)

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WATCH: A Child Explains His Father’s Injuries From Rocket Attack

In the following video, Shalev Levi, son of Avi Levi, describes the events leading to his dad’s injuries. Mr. Levi was injured by rocket shrapnel in his arm and has undergone surgery and is now recuperating.

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2018年08月08日
イラクのマリキが対イラン制裁を拒否すべきと発言
inventsolitude.sblo.jp/article/184127…

— 新保吉章 (@pat052) 2018年8月9日 - 08:12

2018年08月08日
広島長崎の核爆弾破裂後の画像 被爆者の体験
inventsolitude.sblo.jp/article/184119…

— 新保吉章 (@pat052) 2018年8月9日 - 08:13

2018年08月08日
原爆でも原発事故でも被害隠ぺいは同じ動機
inventsolitude.sblo.jp/article/184127…

— 新保吉章 (@pat052) 2018年8月9日 - 08:13

2018年08月08日
2018年7月初旬に埼玉西部に転居した方からのお尋ねにお答えします
inventsolitude.sblo.jp/article/184126…

— 新保吉章 (@pat052) 2018年8月9日 - 08:15

ボクシング連盟会長辞任、「元組長」との付き合いも問題視…別の「元組長」を連れて浜通りを案内し、「浪江の空間線量は東京より低い」とデマを言わせた須賀川市議会議員は問題ないのだろうか…

— SuzukiKunihiro (@Kunihiro_29) 2018年8月8日 - 16:27

Yahoo!地図で台風情報をチェック! yahoo.jp/695jkY #雨 #台風 #気象 @YahoojpMapさんから

— 桑ちゃん (@namiekuwabara) 2018年8月9日 - 00:46

東電HDが柏崎市、刈羽村全戸訪問を開始/地域住民「生の声」聴く denkishimbun.com/archives/30802 「住民の理解は得られた」として再稼働にお墨付きを与えるための布石。プロパガンダをばら撒こうというわけだ。

— SuzukiKunihiro (@Kunihiro_29) 2018年8月8日 - 19:33

このニュースと繋がってくるね。
headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews/ann?…

— SuzukiKunihiro (@Kunihiro_29) 2018年8月8日 - 23:02

大丈夫ですよそろそろ1964年6月16日粟島南方沖のM7.5クラスの地震が起きますから結果が出ます。その当時は液状化現象で公営住宅が軒並み横倒しになった。まだ生まれてなかった人達が多いのかな?もう忘れているのだろう。ちなみに原発基… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 桑ちゃん (@namiekuwabara) 2018年8月9日 - 00:02

韓国で原発由来の放射性物質が原因の甲状腺ガンが認められました。

日本では、汚染瓦礫を全国にばらまいたので裁判しても負けます。

逆に考えると、環境庁の指示だった「広域瓦礫焼却処分」は壮大な隠蔽工作だった事が証明されました。

し… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— マッツ (@VirginBlade_aki) 2018年8月7日 - 23:44

県独自の検証を国が協力?
もはや独自じゃねーじゃん。
あーアホくさ。

新潟知事が世耕大臣と面会 原発検証作業協力求める(テレビ朝日系(ANN)) - Yahoo!ニュース headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews/ann?… @YahooNewsTopics

— Make Some Noise ★ 自主避難しよ。 (@18makesomenoise) 2018年8月8日 - 22:25

米疾病対策予防センター支部(Agency for Toxic Substances& #Disease Registry)、セントルイスのコールドウォーター・クリークの核廃棄物、住民の肺がんなど発がんリスクと関連する可能性指摘。米… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— microcarpa (@microcarpa1) 2018年8月8日 - 15:04

大東亜戦争時の特攻警察・憲兵さながら見えるがいよいよ危なくなってきたね日本国。気を付けまはれ身の回り。私は録音機・カメラなどは常に身につけている。やばい時は電話をオンにして外部にいる人間が状況が分るように警戒しているのだ。安部政権… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 桑ちゃん (@namiekuwabara) 2018年8月8日 - 22:39

公文書クライシス:文書廃棄 38都府県が住民に公表せず bit.ly/2KzYSyh

— 毎日新聞ニュース速報 (@mainichijpnews) 2018年8月8日 - 22:25

普天間元司令官 権力乱用で解任 米軍準機関紙が報道
ryukyushimpo.jp/news/entry-777…

— 藤原直哉 (@naoyafujiwara) 2018年8月9日 - 08:13

トランプ大統領からプーチン大統領に親書伝達。使者はランド・ポール上院議員

tass.com/politics/10164…

— 藤原直哉 (@naoyafujiwara) 2018年8月9日 - 08:10

サウジ、航空路線を停止へ カナダに新たな対抗措置
nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO…

— 藤原直哉 (@naoyafujiwara) 2018年8月9日 - 08:05

米上院情報委員会、ウィキリークスのジュリアン・アサンジ氏に証言を要求。
rt.com/usa/435433-us-…

— 藤原直哉 (@naoyafujiwara) 2018年8月9日 - 08:03

ガザ地区からイスラエルに50発のロケットが撃ち込まれ、イスラエルはハマスに対して全面戦争開始。イスラエルが迎撃できたのは4発のみ。

debka.com/after-50-hamas…

— 藤原直哉 (@naoyafujiwara) 2018年8月9日 - 08:01

2020年代前半にエアタクシーが運航開始?「eプレーン(電動飛行機)」はここまできている!
news.nifty.com/article/techno…

— 藤原直哉 (@naoyafujiwara) 2018年8月9日 - 07:32

欧州で「反移民」に勢い、スウェーデン極右政党人気
9月9日総選挙で第1党うかがう EUに新たな火種
nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO…

— 藤原直哉 (@naoyafujiwara) 2018年8月8日 - 18:01

この報道のなさは、山口敬之の準強姦(不逮捕)事件で、警視庁の中村格、内閣情報官の北村滋がゴソゴソしていた時に似ている(敬称略)。

安倍官邸の謀略機関「内調」が詩織さんバッシング情報を流していた! 2ちゃんねるに直接投下も?
a.excite.co.jp/News/society_g…

— まさのあつこ (@masanoatsuko) 2018年8月9日 - 08:03

暴風で建屋の粉塵が飛散してるのかな?建屋内部の空気も押出されているのだろうね。 twitter.com/whitefood1/sta…

— 桑ちゃん (@namiekuwabara) 2018年8月9日 - 08:17

ヤクザに選挙妨害を頼み、公表されても知らん顔している人です
オウムの処刑の前夜に上川法務大臣に乾杯の音頭をとらせる人です。
貴方はそんな人だと知っても支持するのですか? twitter.com/congmei929/sta…

— 木村結 (@yuiyuiyui11) 2018年8月9日 - 08:05

不思議なほどに大手メディアが報じない。これはIWJだし↓
暴力団と賭博は安倍政権の二枚看板!? 暴力団関係者に選挙妨害を発注、報酬を値切って火炎瓶を投げ込まれた安倍総理の「黒い過去」が浮かび上がったカジノ法案審議! | IWJ
iwj.co.jp/wj/open/archiv…

— まさのあつこ (@masanoatsuko) 2018年8月9日 - 07:53

窮地に追い込まれたとき、人が最後にすがれるもの、それが誰もが生まれながらに与えられてる権利、「人権」です。これで人権の大切さを少しはおわかりいただけましたでしょうか。

NHK、朝日、文春が揃って杉田水脈の“人権蹂躙” --- 八… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 香山リカ (@rkayama) 2018年8月8日 - 08:15

野党に向けられる揶揄や非難は、異議申し立てをする女性に向けられるそれと同じだ。

「野党は反対ばかり」→「なにムキになって怒ってんの」

「批判ばかりしてないで対案を出せ」→「で、オレにどうしろと?」「まず結論から言えよ」

#呪いの言葉の解き方

— 上西充子 (@mu0283) 2018年8月9日 - 07:42

#翁長知事 をワシントンポスト、ABC、サウスチャイナMP(香港)からスターズ&ストライプスというアメリカ国防総省の新聞まで、世界中が追悼しているのに #安倍晋三 はあくまでも無視を決め込む。#津川雅彦 で会見まで開いたのに。この… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— Nemesisネメシス (@zodiac0088) 2018年8月9日 - 08:14

長崎は原爆投下前、通常の空襲を何度も受けていた。原爆を落とすならその必要はなかったはず。なぜだ?実は米軍内に京都への原爆投下を最後まで目指す一派がいた。彼らが長崎を候補地から外すために通常の空襲を重ねたというのが本記事のストーリー… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 鮫島浩 (@SamejimaH) 2018年8月9日 - 07:51

しかし「保育園落ちた日本死ね」という比喩表現としての「死ね」に文句言ってた人たちが、シリアの人質に対してはリアルに「死ね」となって、沖縄知事のリアルな「死」に歓喜するとか完全に狂ってるよな。人の命とかどーでもいいんだろうな。それより体制に従うことのが大切なんだろうな。

— とみ (@meow164) 2018年8月8日 - 21:40
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Michael Snyder | According to the IDF, over 150 projectiles were launched from the Hamas-run enclave as of early Thursday morning; 25 were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.
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Amanda Tomes of Dell Rapids and Rayanne Leister of Baltic participated in the Rocket Girls CyberSpace camp.
      
 
 

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|| @Bak: Some Zionist thoughts… A) if the EU is so worried about Gaza why doesn’t it propose to send a force to open a port where full security inspections take place? Egypt and possibly our new ‘bff’ KSA can be involved. Hamas would rather die first however ... || An even bigger problem than Hamas preferring death is the fact that Israel - and Zionists like you - would immediately assault the EU with accusations of anti-Semitism, "Jew hatred" and "singling out" the "world's only 'Jewish State'". || ... C) the insinuating belittling and often snickering that follows in regards to Israelis injured by shock. If any of those here have been 10 to 20m when a rocket hits and your lucky enough to not be hit with shrapnel your body is most definitely shocked. Physically shocked not just ‘It’s shocking’. I’m sure civilians in Gaza experience the same or worse but... || ...Jewish supremacists (Zionists) like you couldn't give a f*ck what happens to civilians in Gaza because what matters most to you is the survival of Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist "Jewish State" in as much as possible of Palestine.
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В рамках Всероссийского дня физкультурника 11 августа в Одинцове пройдет фестиваль настольного тенниса Rocket Fest.
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Rocket Pig Games ExecutionerPublisher: Rocket Pig Games Inc.

Rocket Pig Games is a leader in the 3D industry. We specialize in creating 3D printable files that work on your home or public 3D printer. If you are looking for unique and flawless 3D printable files to create miniatures, modular terrain, and props then look no further! We have yearly Kickstarters! Follow our progress on our website or on Facebook.

This model does not come with supports. You will need to generate them with the software of your choice or use Autodesk Meshmixer which is free.

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These are the settings we have used to get perfect prints on our printers. Printers vary as do different types of filaments and how prints behave in different types of weather! You will need to get comfortable with your printer and how it prints in the hot, cold, and humidity. Regardless of the printer you choose, I recommend keeping your room cool and dry. I also, highly recommend using Hatchbox PLA. It may cost a bit more but it’s 100% worth it. Seriously.

Here's what is working really well with Hatchbox PLA: 
TEMP: 195 (40-55 for bed depending on season) 
SPEED: 60 mms 
RETRACTION DISTANCE: 0.80 
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INFILL: 15% (for tiles) 
TOP SOLID LAYERS: 7 
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          Thousands in AZ Await Citizenship as Backlog Skyrockets      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Thousands in AZ Await Citizenship as Backlog Skyrockets PHOENIX – The backlog of applications from legal residents waiting to become U.S. citizens has skyrocketed, and immigration rights groups are demanding answers, saying the delays are of special concern in an election year. More than 14,000 Arizonans are legal permanent residents who qualify to become U.S. ...(Read More)
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          Hamas and Israel reportedly reach ceasefire after violent exchange near Gaza left 3 dead - Business Insider      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Hamas and Israel reportedly reach ceasefire after violent exchange near Gaza left 3 dead
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Israel and Hamas reportedly reached an uneasy ceasefire after a fiery night of rockets and bombings left three people dead and several others injured in Israel and near Gaza. A pregnant Palestinian woman and her 18-month-old child were killed in ...
Israel and Hamas Trade Blows Amid Talks Toward a Cease-FireBloomberg
Israel and Hamas seem to pull back from the brink of war after violence flaresPBS NewsHour
Palestinians Say Hamas, Israel Reach Truce in GazaVoice of America
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Time to wipe Hamas out. They cannot be trusted on any truces or ceasefire. They always twist everyrhi g to blame the Israelis, What are the Israelis waiting for? More korbonos? Im loh achshov eimosai!!!! .
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: At the Pentagon today, Vice President Mike Pence laid out plans for a new branch of the military in outer space - a Space Force. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: We must have American dominance in space, and so we will. (APPLAUSE) SHAPIRO: As NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports, not everyone agrees that a Space Force is the future. GEOFF BRUMFIEL, BYLINE: Maybe you're thinking of signing up for the Space Force. and wondering, will I get my own jet pack like the one the Army was working on back in the '60s? (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: Now undergoing feasibility tests is a unique rocket belt, which permits the user to fly through the air. BRUMFIEL: Dream on. JOAN JOHNSON-FREESE: Nope. You're going to fly a desk. There's a computer sitting on a desk, and you stare at the screen. BRUMFIEL: That's Joan Johnson-Freese, a space security expert at the Naval War College. The U.S. military
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Early Saturday morning, if all goes as planned, 91-year-old Eugene Parker will watch a NASA spacecraft named after him blast off on an unprecedented mission to study the sun. "It's my first rocket launch, so that will be very interesting," says Parker, a retired astrophysicist who lives in Chicago. NASA has never named a spacecraft after a living person before. But Parker's colleagues say it's appropriate that this one bears his name. The Parker Solar Probe will get up-close-and-personal with the fiery sun, closer than any spacecraft ever, and Parker is almost a God-like figure among those who study this special star. "In our field, he's definitely a celebrity," says Angela Olinto, an astrophysicist at the University of Chicago , where Parker worked for decades. "Most of science is done by a lot of small steps by a lot of different people. He is one of those few people that we know that have made big breakthroughs a few times." His first came in 1958, when Parker predicted that the sun
          Study shows Toronto drivers don't properly scan for pedestrians      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

New research on how people allocate their attention while driving suggests that more than half of Toronto motorists fail to properly look out for pedestrians — and the more familiar they are with any given road, the less likely they are to see someone they could potentially hit.

Researchers from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering set out earlier this summer to track the eye movements of drivers following a rash of fatal cyclist and pedestrian collisions on Toronto streets.

Using state-of-the-art eye-tracking equipment, researchers say they were able to "accurately assess where drivers were looking" when turning onto a busy city road.

All 19 of the participants studied had more than three years of driving experience, were between the ages of 35 and 54, and completed right turns at Palmerston Avenue from Bloor Street, and at Major Street from Bloor Street.

"Both locations required drivers to safely turn right across a dedicated cycling lane along Bloor Street," reads a press release issued by U of T on Thursday.

"Eleven of the 19 drivers failed to gaze at an area of importance, where cyclists or pedestrians would be located, before turning," the release notes. "Attentional failures were more likely for those who drove more frequently in downtown Toronto."

The sample size was small, to be certain, but the results of the study suggest that — as many in the city have noted — changes to traffic infrastructure are needed to improve traffic safety.

"I don't think it’s an education issue," said U of T's Birsen Donmez, who supervised the research and is Canada Research Chair in Human Factors and Transportation.

"When you look at the bike lanes in the city – they appear over here, but disappear there – the more unpredictable the road rules are, the more challenging it is."

She noted that drivers should be careful to make frequent over-the-shoulder checks until infrastructure can catch up with how citizens use our roads today.

“The takeaway for pedestrians and cyclists: Drivers aren't seeing you. Not necessarily because they're bad drivers, but that their attention is too divided," she said.

"When crossing a street, your assumption should be that the car doesn't see you."


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The fallout from Tuesday night's torrential downpour will likely continue into the weekend, according to data from Toronto Public Health — especially if you have waterfront plans.

All 11 of the city's official beaches were marked as "swimming not recommended due to heavy rainfall" on Wednesday in light of reported sewage spills.

"The public should not swim during and after storms, floods, or heavy rainfall," reads the City of Toronto's SwimSafe website. "Cloudy water can be an indicator of high levels of bacteria that may pose a risk to human health."

Beach water samples taken over the past 24 hours and published on Thursday afternoon show that E. coli levels are still dangerously high at five of those beaches: Centre Island Beach, Ward's Island Beach, Sunnyside Beach, Marie Curtis Park East Beach and Rouge Beach.

While the latter three beaches are known to have less-than-stellar bacteria count records, it's quite rare for any of the Toronto Island beaches to get red-flagged.

Centre Island has only exceeded the provincially-established safety limit twice in as many years. Ward's Island has been shut down eight times since 2016 and Hanlan's Point four times.

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With an E. coli count of 895, Marie Curtis Park East Beach in Etobicoke is not safe to swim at following Tuesday night's intense rain storm. Screenshot via City of Toronto.

So, it's a good idea to stay out of the water if you're going to the islands (though you should check Toronto Public Health's website for the most recent numbers).

It's an even better idea to stay far away from Marie Curtis Park East Beach, where the E. Coli level skyrocketed from 15 to 895 over a span of just 48 hours.

Same thing goes for Sunnyside, which currently boats an E. Coli level of 722.

That's a whole lot of pink eye just waiting to happen.


          [bart13] Gold Prices Are Soaring In Venezuela By Frank Holmes - Aug 07, 2018, 9:20 AM ...      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Gold Prices Are Soaring In Venezuela

By Frank Holmes - Aug 07, 2018, 9:20 AM CDT

Last month in Venezuela’s capital city of Caracas, a cup of coffee would have set you back 2 million bolivars. That’s up from only 2,300 bolivars 12 months ago, meaning the price of a cup of joe has jumped nearly 87,000 percent, according to Bloomberg’s Café Con Leche Index. And you thought Starbucks was expensive.

But that was July. Prices in Venezuela are doubling roughly every 18 days. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) now projects inflation to hit an astronomical 1 million percent by the end of this year. This puts the beleaguered Latin American country on the same slippery path as Zimbabwe a decade ago and Germany in the 1920s, when a wheelbarrow full of marks was barely enough to get you a loaf of bread.

Venezuela’s socialist president Nicolas Maduro—who only this past weekend survived an assassination attempt involving several explosive-laden drones—announced recently that the country plans to rein in hyperinflation by lopping off five zeroes from its currency. If you recall, Zimbabwe similarly tried to combat soaring prices of its own by issuing a cartoonish $100 trillion banknote—which in 2009 was still not enough to buy a bus ticket in the capital of Harare.

Without structural governmental reforms, a new bolivar is just as unlikely to steady Venezuela’s skyrocketing inflation or remedy its crumbling economy.

So where does this put gold? At some point, hyperinflation gets so ludicrously out of control that discussing exchange rates becomes pointless. But as of July 30, an ounce of the yellow metal would have gone for 211 million bolivars—an increase of more than 3.1 million percent from just the beginning of the year.



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My point in bringing this up is to reinforce the importance of gold’s Fear Trade, which says that demand for the yellow metal rises when inflation threatens to destroy a nation’s currency—as it’s doing right now in Venezuela. A Venezuelan family that had the prudence to store some of its wealth in gold would be in a much better position today to survive or escape President Maduro’s corrupt, far-left regime.

In extreme cases like this, gold could literally help save lives.

Such was the case following the fall of Saigon in 1975. If not for gold, many South Vietnamese families might not have managed to escape the country. A seat on one of the thousands of fleeing boats reportedly went for eight or 10 taels of gold per adult, four or five taels per child. (A tael is slightly more than an ounce.) Gold was their passport. Thanks to the precious metal, tens of thousands of Vietnamese “boat people,” as they’re now known, were able to start new lives in the U.S., Canada, Australia and other developed countries.

Venezuela’s Once Prosperous Economy Destroyed by Corruption and Mismanagement

But back to Venezuela. Amid the corruption and mismanagement, the only thing helping the country pay its bills right now is gold. Two years ago, it had the world’s 16th largest gold reserves. Today it stands at number 26 as it’s sold off more than half its holdings since 2010. While countries such as China and Russia continue to add to their holdings, Venezuela has been the world’s largest seller of gold for the past two years.



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It’s hard to remember now, but as recently as 2001, Venezuela was the most prosperous country in all of South America. Like Zimbabwe, the OPEC nation is rich in natural resources, home to the world’s largest oil reserves and what’s believed to be the fourth largest gold mine. Oil exports account for virtually all of its export revenue.

In 2016, Venezuela was the third largest exporter of crude to the U.S. following Canada and Saudi Arabia, but with output in freefall, this is changing rapidly. For the first time ever in February, Colombia sold more crude oil to the U.S. than its eastern neighbor did. And in June, Venezuela’s state-owned oil and gas company, Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), informed at least eight foreign clients that it would be unable to meet supply commitments. According to GlobalData, production is on track to fall to only 1 million barrels per day by 2019, down from 3 million a day in 2011, meaning the petrostate might soon have nothing left to deliver.

President Maduro now has the ignoble distinction of reigning over an economic recession that rivals the very worst in modern history. Last month, the IMF forecast that the country’s real gross domestic product (GDP) would fall 18 percent this year—the third straight year of double-digit declines.



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A mass exodus of young, working-age Venezuelans, many of them college-educated, is unlikely to help. Estimates of the number of people who have fled the country in the past two years alone range from 1.7 million to as high as 4 million.

Their escape is no easy task, as numerous international airlines, citing rampant crime and a lack of electricity, have canceled all flights in and out of Caracas. The only U.S. carrier still operating in the country is American Airlines, which offers a single daily flight from the nation’s capital to Miami. Just two years ago, there were as many as 40 nonstop American flights, not to mention those of rival carriers, between the two cities—a sign of just how dramatic and swift Maduro’s mismanagement has been in crippling Venezuela’s once-robust economy.

The Diversification Benefits of Gold

The gold bears were on top last week, with the metal trading as low as $1,205 on Thursday. That’s the closest it’s come to dipping below $1,200 since February 2017. Friday’s lower-than-expected jobs report gave gold a modest boost, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a fourth straight week of price declines.

In times like this, it’s important to remember that, according to gold’s DNA of volatility, it’s a non-event for the metal to close up or down 1 percent at the end of each session, 2 percent for the 10-day trading period. And guess what? The S&P 500 Index has the same level of volatility.

Ten days ago, gold was trading just under $1,230 an ounce, or 0.6 percent more than today. The math is sound.

It’s also worth remembering that gold has traditionally had a low to negative correlation with other assets such as equities. This is why many investors over the years have used it as a portfolio diversifier.

Case in point: On June 26, suffered its worst single-day decline since the company went public in 2012. Its stock plunged 19 percent, erasing some $120 billion in market capitalization—the most ever in history for a single trading session.

Gold, meanwhile, held relatively steady, slipping only 0.62 percent.

          Hamas and Israel reportedly reach ceasefire after violent exchange near Gaza left 3 dead      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • Israel and Hamas reportedly reached an uneasy ceasefire after a fiery night of rockets and bombings left three people dead and several others injured in Israel and near Gaza. 
  • A pregnant Palestinian woman and her 18-month-old child were killed in Israeli airstrikes, while seven Israelis were wounded by Gaza rocket fire.
  • The United Nations and Egypt are trying to broker a truce to prevent another all-out conflict.


GAZA/SDEROT, Israel (Reuters) - Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, agreed on a truce on Thursday, two Palestinian officials said, an understanding that would end an escalation in fighting that has drawn mutual threats of war.

There was no formal comment from Israel, but an Israeli official who spoke on condition of anonymity denied a cease-fire had been reached. Israel rarely acknowledges reaching any such agreement with Hamas, a group it designates as a terrorist organization and with which it has fought three wars in the past decade.

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          10 of the smartest things I did in the first 10 years of my career that helped me become successful      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Not everyone gets to say that they genuinely love their job, but I am lucky enough to be able to do so. As a freelance writer and a former editor for a women’s lifestyles website, I get to write about topics that interest me, work from the comfort of my own home, go to cool events in New York City, test out new beauty and tech products on a regular basis, work with amazing people, and even sometimes travel to incredible locations.  

Being a member of the press obviously comes with a lot of wonderful perks, and these can often cause people to believe that my job is easy. While I certainly wouldn’t say that it’s rocket science, I also wouldn’t call it simple. In a typical day, I’ll write anywhere from six to 10 stories for the various nine websites that I work for and do all this on a deadline.

The daily work, however, doesn’t really compare to the struggle it took me to get to the position I'm in today. Being hired as a full-time editor for a women’s lifestyle website in New York City is hard. The field is extremely competitive, and as the journalism world overall dwindles in size, job openings have become less and less frequent.

I get a lot of questions about my job from everyone: how I got hired as an editor, how I continue to get work as a freelance writer, how I am able to get all of the perks that I get, and how I manage everything on my own. The short answer? It’s not easy, and it requires a lot of dedication. The long answer? There were some pretty smart things I did in the first 10 years of my career, and while some are specific to this job, others can — and should — be done by everyone.

I always made it a point to be nice to everyone I met.

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While I've met a ton of really awesome people in this industry, I've also, unfortunately, had my fair share of "Devil Wears Prada" moments. Still, I always kept one thing in mind: the fact that every industry, no matter how large, is smaller than it seems. This is especially true for New York media, where it often seems that everyone knows everyone. From the day I began as an intern up until now, I have tried to be as polite, respectful, and kind to everyone I work with or meet.

It's paid off: I've made some great friends, I've learned how to network.



I took on multiple internships as I looked for full-time positions.

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In college, I knew exactly what I wanted to do: be an editor for a women's magazine or website. I also knew that the competitive magazine world required at least one internship on your resume. I saw these as an opportunity, and I took them seriously.

I started with an editorial internship where I worked for school credit while still in college. When I graduated college, I hoped to get a full-time job, but I was sending my resume out everywhere and hearing nothing. So, instead of giving up, I pursued more internships. I eventually completed an eight-month internship, then a nine-month internship before I was able to find a full-time job.

Without these internships, I wouldn't have gotten the full-time editor position I ended up getting. The experience and networking I gained from all of my internships were what helped me get where I am today. I strongly suggest being open to as many internships as you need before giving up.



I went to almost every event I was invited to and learned how to network.

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As a shy, somewhat awkward person, I always dreaded networking. Unfortunately, it's necessary in most fields, especially in the New York media world. I had to force myself to be a little more social, especially in the beginning of my career. In the end, it paid off — many of the connections I made at brand events and parties helped me down the road when I needed new positions.




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          NASA is about to 'touch' a star for the first time — here are the hellish conditions the Parker Solar Probe must survive      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • NASA's Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to launch Saturday, August 11 around 3:33 a.m. EDT.
  • To "touch" the sun and study its weather, the $1.5-billion mission must survive hellish conditions.
  • Temperatures will reach a searing 2,500 degrees when the spacecraft zooms through the star's atmosphere at 430,000 mph.
  • Once the probe runs out of fuel, pretty much everything but its carbon heat shield will be destroyed.

Touching a star isn't easy. The sun is an enormous, searing-hot orb of plasma that generates a chaos of magnetic fields and can unleash deadly blasts of particles at a moment's notice.

But that is precisely what NASA plans to do — 24 times or more — with its car-size Parker Solar Probe (PSP). The goal of the $1.5-billion mission is to edge within 4 million miles of the sun, which is close enough to study the star's mysterious atmosphere, solar wind, and other properties.

Information gathered by the probe may help space weather forecasters better predict violent solar outbursts that can overwhelm electrical grids, harm satellites, disrupt electronics, and possibly lead to trillions of dollars' worth of damage.

The spacecraft is slated to launch from the Florida coast on Saturday at 3:33 a.m. EDT, should weather cooperate, though NASA has through August 23 to fire off its probe. PSP will reach the sun a few months after launch.

Here are some of the brutal conditions and tremendous challenges NASA's probe will have to survive to pull off its unprecedented mission.

The tricky process of touching a star

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The first hurdle PSP needs to clear is Earth itself.

To make the trip, the probe will ride atop a Delta 4 Heavy rocket, which is one of the most powerful operational launch vehicles on Earth (though not quite as powerful as SpaceX's new Falcon Heavy system).

NASA chose the rocket because it's surprisingly hard to get to the sun, which is 93 million miles away.

Earth orbits the sun at a speed of 67,000 mph, and so does anything launched off of the planet. To fall toward the sun, PSP will have to slow down by 53,000 mph, NASA said in a video about its mission.

Three different rocket stages (one firing after the other runs out of fuel) in the Delta 4 Heavy will help considerably with boosting PSP toward that goal, but it's not enough to repeatedly fly the probe close to the sun.

Instead, the rocket will shoot the probe on a path toward Venus, a planet it will fly past seven times over six years. The world's strong gravitational field will help gradually absorb PSP's "sideways motion" imparted by Earth and direct it closer and closer to the sun.

The consequence of this orbital dance is that PSP will fall toward the sun faster and faster after each pass. On its first orbit of the sun in November 2018, the probe will be some 15.4 million miles from the sun. About 21 orbits later, in December 2024, it will sneak within 4 million miles of the sun, traveling at a speed of nearly 430,000 mph relative to the star.

Achieving such a velocity would make PSP the fastest a human object in space. It's nearly 120 miles per second — fast enough to fly from New York to Tokyo in less than a minute — and 3.3 times as fast as NASA's Juno spacecraft, which zips past Jupiter at speeds of 130,000 mph.

How to fly through hell and back

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During its journey, PSP must withstand sunlight 3,000 times more powerful than occurs at Earth. Outside the spacecraft, in the outer fringes of the sun's corona or atmosphere, temperatures may reach 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit — hot enough to liquify steel.

The probe also must contend with a "solar wind" of charged, high-energy particles that can mess with electronics.

The key to protecting the probe, as well as its sensors for measuring the sun's magnetic fields and solar wind, is a special heat shield called the Thermal Protection System.

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Made of 4.5 inches of carbon foam sandwiched between two sheets of carbon composites, the eight-feet-wide shield will absorb and deflect solar energy that might otherwise fry the probe. A water cooling system will also help prevent the spacecraft's solar panels from roasting and keep the spacecraft a cozy 85 deg F.

PSP's mission is to crack two 60-year-old mysteries: why the sun has a solar wind at all, and how the corona — the star's outer atmosphere — can heat up to millions of degrees. Both factors are key to understanding what leads to potentially devastating solar storms.

"That defies the laws of nature. It's like water rolling uphill," Nicola Fox, a solar physicist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, said during a NASA briefing in 2017.

"Until you actually go there and touch the sun, you can't answer these questions," said Fox, who's a project scientist for the new mission.

You can watch the Parker Solar Probe launch toward the sun on Saturday, August 11, around 3 a.m. EDT via NASA TV.

The probe's mission will end many years from now, after it runs out of the propellant it needs to keep its heat shield pointed at the sun. When that happens, the star's blistering heat will burn up "90% of the spacecraft," science writer Shannon Stirone said on Twitter — but not the heat shield itself.

"The heat shield will then orbit the sun for millions of years," she said.

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onetouch Fire E 6015, 2001, 2005, 2010, OT-282, OT-308, Fire C, Fire E, Fire S, Idol 2, Idol Alpha, Idol Mini / Alcatel OT-6012X, Idol S / One Touch 6034, One Touch Idol Ultra, Idol X+, One Touch Idol, One Touch M'Pop, Pop 2 /  One Touch POP 2 / OT POP 2, Pop D1 / One Touch Pop D1 / OT Pop D1, Pop C9, One Touch Scribe HD, One Touch Snap, Pop S3, Pop S9 /  One Touch Pop S9 / OT Pop S9, Pop S7, OT-995, One Touch Star, onetouch POP S3, onetouch Pop C1, onetouch Idol 2 Mini S, onetouch 2001, onetouch Fire 4012, onetouch M Pop
Apple iPhone
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4, 4S, 5, 5S, 5c, 6, 6 Plus, 3G, 3GS, stb...
ASUS
Fonepad, Fonepad Note 6, Fonepad 7, Google Nexus 7 / Asus Nexus 7, Padfone, Padfone 2 A68, PadFone E, PadFone Infinity, PadFone Infinity 2, PadFone mini, Padfone S, PadFone X, PadFone X mini, Zenfone 2, Zenfone 4,   Zenfone 5, Zenfone 6, stb...
RIM BlackBerry
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4G LTE PlayBook, 8520, 9350 / Curve 9350, Torch / 9800, 9900 / Bold Touch, A10, 9650 Bold, 9900, Curve 9300, Curve 9220, Curve 9370, Curve 9380, Passport, Porsche Design P9982, Porsche Design P9983, Porsche Design P9981, Q10, Q5, Torch 9810,   Volt / Torch 9850, Z10, Z3, Z30, stb...
BlackBerry
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Bold 9700 , Onyx II / 9780 Bold , Bold 9790 / Bellagio, Clssic / Q20, Q10 SQN100, Torch 9800, , stb...
CAT
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B25 Dual SIM, B15 / Cat B15 Q, S50, B100, stb...
HTC
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Windows Phone 8S, Vivid, ThunderBolt 2, Velocity 4G, Titan II /  Titan 2, Edge /  One X, Status, Runnymede, Ruby, Bliss /  Rhyme, Rider /  Holiday, Sensation /  Pyramid, One V, One SV, One SU, One ST, One S / Ville, One Mini, One Max, M8 / One M8, One E8 /  One E8 Ace, One 2014, M7 / One, Omega, M4 /  One mini LTE 601n, EVO Design, Inspire, Incredible 2, Butterfly / HTC Deluxe, 8XT, First, Explorer /  Pico,
Desire VT / V, S, X, C /  Golf, Freestyle, HD/Ace, 820, 816, 700, 620, 616, 610, 600, 516, 510, 501, 500, 400, 320, 310, 300 / Zara Mini, 200, 601 / Zara, stb...
LG
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G2, G2 Mini, G3, L40, Optimus F6, Optimus F60, Optimus L65, Thrive, Thrill 4G, Tegra 2, T580, T385, T370 Cookie Smart, T315, SU880 /  Optimus EX, Optimus 3D 2 /  Optimus 3D Cube, Optimus LTE SU640, Splendor US730 /  Snapshot, VS920 Spectrum 4G /  Revolution 2, Spectrum, G Pro Lite / Pro Lite D680, Optimus Black, Optimus 4G LTE, Nitro HD, P895 Optimus VU, Escape P870 / LG P870 , Optimus 4X HD, Optimus L9 P760, Optimus 3D Max, Optimus L7 P700 /  P700, Optimus Vu /  P895 Optimus VU, Motion 4G MS770 /  Optimus Regard, Optimus Net, Optimus LTE2, Optimus L9 2 /  L9 II, Optimus L7 II P710 / Optimus L7X P714, Optimus L7 II, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L3, Optimus L2 II, Optimus L1 II E410, Optimus Hub, Optimus GJ E975W /  E975W Optimus GJ, G Pro 2, Optimus G Pro, Optimus G LS970 /  Eclipse 4G LTE, Optimus G E973, Optimus G E970 / LG E970 Optimus G, Optimus F7, Optimus F6, Optimus F5, Lucid, SU880 / Optimus EX SU880, Optimus Black, Optimus 4G LTE, Optimus 3D, Nexus 4, LS855 Marquee, L90 D405, L80, L70, L65, L60, L40, L Fino, L Bello, GX, G3 S / G3 Vigor / G3 Beat, G3 / G3 D850 / G3 LS990, G2 mini / G2 mini D618, G2 / G2 D800, G Vista, G Flex / G Flex D955, G3 Cat. 6, E615 / Optimus L5, G3 mini, Nexus 5, stb...
Huawei
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Ascend 2, Ascend D quad, Ascend D1 / Huawei U9500, Ascend D2, Ascend G300, Ascend G312 / U8730, Ascend G330, Ascend G500 / U8836D, Ascend G510 /  U8951, G520 /  Ascend G520, Ascend G6, Ascend G7 / G7-L01 / G7-L03, Ascend G730, Honor 3X / Ascend G750, Ascend Mate, Ascend P1 / Ascend P1 S, Ascend P2, Ascend P6 / Ascend P6 S, Ascend P7 / Huawei Ascend Sophia, Ascend Q / M5660, Ascend W1, Ascend W2, IDEOS X6 / Ascend X / U9000 IDEOS X6, Ascend Y, Ascend Y 550, Ascend Y100 /  U8185 Ascend, Ascend Y200 / U8655 Ascend, Ascend Y220, Ascend Y300, Ascend Y330, Ascend Y520, Ascend Y530, U8652 Fusion, Honor 6 / Glory 6, Honor 2, Honor 3C, Honor 6 Plus, Honor Holly, Impulse 4G, stb...
Lenovo
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A536, A60, A606, A650 /  Vibe Z A650, A690, A800, A916, Golden Warrior A8, S930 / Vibe Z S930, S960 / Vibe X S960, S90 Sisley, Vibe X2, Vibe Z K910, stb...
Motorola
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DROID 4 XT894, DROID RAZR MAXX, Motosmart Me XT303, RAZR V XT885, RAZR V XT889, RAZR V MT887, MOTOSMART MIX XT550, MotoGO EX430, Photon Q 4G LTE XT897, Defy Pro XT560, ATRIX HD MB886, XT760, ATRIX TV XT687, ATRIX TV XT682, MotoGO TV EX440, DROID RAZR MAXX HD, DROID RAZR HD, RAZR HD XT925, DROID RAZR M, RAZR M XT905, DEFY XT XT556, Electrify 2 XT881, RAZR i XT890, Moto X, , DROID Ultra, DROID Maxx, DROID Mini, RAZR D3 XT919, RAZR D3 XT919, Electrify M XT905, Moto G (2014), Moto G 4G, Luge, Moto E, Moto G, Moto G Dual SIM (2014), Moto X (2014), Nexus 6, DROID Turbo,   Moto Maxx, Moto G 4G, Moto E (2015), stb...
Nokia
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XL, X2DS, X A110, C6, 225,
Asha 301, 503, 501, 500, 311, 310, 309, 308,   305, 303, 302, 230, 205,
Lumia 505, 510, 520, 525, 530, 610 NFC, 620, 625, 630, 635, 638, 710, 720, 735, 800, 820, 830, 900, 920, 925, 928, 929, 930, 1020, 1320, 1520, Icon,
Microsoft Lumia 435, 532, 535, stb...
Samsung
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S5610, S7250 Wave 725 / Wave M S7250, Wave Y / Wave Y S5380, Wave 3 / S8600,   W820, S5260 Star 2 / Tocco Icon, T999 Galaxy S III / Galaxy S3 T999, Exhibit 4G / Hawk, T-Omnia, R930 Galaxy S / Stealth, Google Nexus S, S7710 Galaxy X Cover2, S7500 Galaxy Ace Plus, S6810 Galaxy Fame, S6500 Galaxy mini 2, S6310 Galaxy Young, S6010 Galaxy Music, S5830I Galaxy Ace / Galaxy Ace S5830I, S5670 Galaxy Fit, S5660 Galaxy Gio, Star Deluxe, Star 3 / S5222, GT-S3778, Rugby Smart, S5222R / Rex 80, Rex 70, R920 Galaxy Attain, Omnia M / S7530, I9105 Galaxy S2 Plus, I9103 Galaxy Z / Samsung I9103 Galaxy R, I9100 Galaxy S 2, I9080 Galaxy Grand, I8260 Galaxy Core / I8262 Galaxy Win, I8200 Galaxy S3 mini /I8200 Galaxy S III mini, Galaxy Ace 2 / i8160 Galaxy Ace II, Focus 2, stb...
Galaxy Ace 3, Ace 4, Alpha, Express, K Zoom, Note 3, Pocket Neo, S4, S4 LTE, S4 mini, S5, S5 mini, Young, Young 2, Note 4, S2 Epic,   S 4G / Vibrant 4G, Note 2, Grand Prime / Samsung SM-G530H, Pocket 2 / SM-G110, S4 Zoom LTE, S3, S Duos 2, Trend II Duos / S7570, Trend Plus, Pocket Neo S5310, Y Plus S5303, Pocket / S5301 Galaxy Pocket, S Advance, S2 Skyrocket i727, R, Y S5360, SL, S2 / Samsung Captivate Glide, Pro, Note, Note Edge, Music, Mega 2, J, Grand 2, Express 2, Core Plus, Core 2, Beam2, A5, A3, Round, stb...
Sony
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XPERIA E, E1, E3, E4,   M, M2, T3, Z, Z1, Z2, Z3, ZL, acro S, T, TX, SL, tipo, miro, go, J, V, SP, L, ZR, T2 ultra, C3, S, ion LTE, stb...
Sony Ericsson X12 / Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, stb...
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For those of you in film, you would know that acting auditions can be savage, but just how savage?

BBC One has taken some of Hollywood’s biggest prejudices and packed them into this comical but ruthless Leading Lady Parts short film featuring actresses Emilia Clarke, Gemma Arterton, Catherine Tate, Gemma Chan, Lena Headey, and Felicity Jones.

The film lays bare Hollywood’s unrealistic expectations of women, such as “asking you to be thin and curvy, sexy and innocent” all at the same time, prejudices against black actresses, and biases towards men, in this case, one Tom Hiddleston.

To give you an idea of its heartless content, imagine you’re an Asian actress walking into an audition room only to be told during your reading:



Or perhaps learning that the ‘Leading Lady Part’ you had auditioned for eventually went to this guy without any script reading:



Watch BBC One take on Hollywood’s ugly side in the witty short film below.

Leading Lady Parts

'It's not rocket science darling. We’re just asking you to be thin and curvy, sexy and innocent!’

Acting auditions can be SAVAGE 😂

Posted by BBC One on Thursday, August 9, 2018

The movie posters in the background are the icing on the cake. @twhiddleston as Mary Poppins = practically perfect in every way - except for all the legitimate reasons it's not. pic.twitter.com/orUfUdz6Pq

— Trevor Vadeboncoeur (@WhovianTrev) August 9, 2018


Words cannot describe how awesome this is 😂 pic.twitter.com/CLh1WmkySU

— Seth Minerva (@SethMinerva) August 9, 2018




[via BBC One, images via video screenshot]
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