Thursday, February 21, 2019

PLATT - CURATED News

The True Story Behind an Iconic Vietnam War Photo Was Nearly Erased — Until Now
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/19/magazine/vietnam-war-photo-wounded-marine.html?emc=edit_NN_p_20190220&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=58935408ion%3DlongRead&section=longRead&te=1

GENERAL INTEREST
Yodels All Around: An Elko Journal, Part III 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/elko-nevada-cowboy-singers-poets-yodelers/

From the China that time forgot to Russia's bleak Arctic tundra: National Geographic Traveller reveals the finalists of its prestigious photo contest
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6717653/National-Geographic-Traveller-reveals-finalists-prestigious-photo-contest.html

'I don't think he wanted to be found': Experienced bushman, 44, feared dead after vanishing in the Outback for 17 DAYS is found chilling under a tree
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6722453/Man-44-given-dead-going-missing-searing-Outback-alive.html

PROGRESSIVES UNHINGED
WATCH: Remember That Trans Woman Who Flipped Out At GameStop? He Has A Rap Video Now. 
https://www.dailywire.com/news/43680/watch-remember-trans-woman-who-flipped-out-paul-bois?utm_medium=email&utm_content=022019-news&utm_campaign=position1

Students Drop ‘Vagina’ from The Vagina Monologues to Be More ‘Inclusive’
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/students-drop-vagina-from-the-vagina-monologues-to-be-more-inclusive/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202019-02-20&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart

Malkin's Handy History of Fake Noose 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/michelle/malkin022019.php3

BUSINESS
Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders Have a Plan to Kill the Stock Market
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/stock-buybacks-chuck-schumer-bernie-sanders-plan-wrong/

Enterprising teen makes $35k plowing snow
https://start.att.net/player/article/cnn-enterprising_teen_makes_35k_plowing_snow-cnn2/category/news

CYBER SECURITY
Password managers have a security flaw. What to do about it  (Well, DUH !!)
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0219/password_managers.php3

FOREIGN POLICY
Russia Threatens to Target U.S. if Trump Admin. Deploys Missiles in Europe 
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/russia-threatens-to-target-u-s-if-trump-admin-deploys-missiles-in-europe/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202019-02-20&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart

NATIONAL SECURITY
Fueled by Venezuela Crisis, Senators Are Worried About Hezbollah Exploiting Unsecured U.S. Border
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2019/02/20/lawmakers-are-worried-about-hezbollah-entering-the-us-through-unsecured-southern-border-n2541947?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

LAW AND ORDER
Jussie Smollett Now Considered a Suspect for Allegedly Filing a False Hate-Crime Report 
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/jussie-smollett-considered-a-suspect-for-allegedly-filing-false-hate-crime-report/

FBI Probing Whether Smollett Sent Threatening Letter to Himself 
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/jussie-smollett-case-fbi-investigating-threatening-letter/

LAW AND THE COURTS
Supreme Court Limits Police Powers to Seize Private Property
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/20/us/politics/civil-asset-forfeiture-supreme-court.html?emc=edit_ne_20190220&nl=evening-briefing&nlid=5893540820190220&te=1

Nick Sandmann's Lawyers File Massive Lawsuit Against The Washington Post
https://www.dailywire.com/news/43694/breaking-nick-sandmanns-lawyers-file-massive-ryan-saavedra?utm_medium=email&utm_content=022019-news&utm_campaign=position5

BIG BROTHER
England passes bill allowing gov’t to harvest organs at death unless people expressly opt out 
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/england-passes-bill-allowing-govt-to-harvest-organs-at-death-unless-people

THE WALL
Trump’s National-Emergency Declaration Is an Act of Weakness
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/trump-national-emergency-declaration-shows-political-weakness/

The 10 GOP senators who may break with Trump on emergency
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/430683-the-10-gop-senators-who-may-break-with-trump-on-emergency

POLITICS
Harris' Father Slams Her For Stereotyping Jamacians
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/newsweek-harris_father_slams_her_for_stereotyping_jamacians-rnewsweek/category/news

-- 
"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to Lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

PLATT - CURATED News

GENERAL INTEREST
One Man’s Off-Road Journey
https://www.marketwatch.com/video/one-mans-off-road-journey/81BA98D5-8DCD-421B-BCAD-5D00389896A2.html

The official fast food French fry power rankings
https://start.att.net/news/read/category/lifestyle/article/los_angeles_times-the_official_fast_food_french_fry_power_rankings-tca

HEALTH
Experimental 'nano-painkiller' is more effective than morphine but has low addiction risk, scientists discover
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6702113/Experimental-nano-painkiller-effective-addictive-morphine.html

CLIMATE CHANGE
Where Glaciers Melt Away, Switzerland Sees Opportunity
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/13/climate/switzerland-glaciers-climate-change.html?emc=edit_nn_p_20190214&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=58935408tion%3DtopNews&section=topNews&te=1

WEATHER
El Nino is back but it's late, weak and probably no big deal
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/the_associated_press-el_nino_is_back_but_its_late_weak_and_probably_no-ap/category/news+

ENVIRONMENT
Senate Passes Massive Public Lands Conservation Bill
https://www.ecowatch.com/senate-passes-conservation-bill-2628872795.html

Trail camera captures stunning look at 'exceedingly rare’ ocelot in Arizona, as experts warn Trump’s border wall could threaten their survival
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6702659/Trail-camera-captures-look-exceedingly-rare-ocelot-Arizona.html

TECHNOLOGY
Worst Phone Radiation Offenders Ranked (Apple’s Spot May Surprise You)
https://www.idropnews.com/news/worst-phone-radiation-offenders-ranked-apples-spot-may-surprise-you/96486/

DOJ
Senate confirms Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/430025-senate-confirms-trump-pick-william-barr-as-new-attorney-general

NATIONAL SECURITY
The CIA's communications suffered a catastrophic compromise. It started in Iran.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/cias-communications-suffered-catastrophic-compromise-started-iran-090018710.html

Voter ID laws don’t suppress turnout (Rules don’t appear to boost confidence in election system, either)
https://washingtontimes-dc.newsmemory.com/?token=5a251b3f313d6e15be2579b0de4e9b01_5c65b153_5cd1fdb&selDate=20190214&goTo=A01&artid=0&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=washingtontimes-E-Editions&utm_source=washingtontimes&utm_content=Read-Button

BORDER SECURITY
The Real Threat We Face is Unjustified Presidential Exercise of Emergency Power
https://townhall.com/columnists/davidwaller/2019/02/13/the-real-threat-we-face-is-unjustified-presidential-exercise-of-emergency-power-n2541461?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=02/14/2019&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

Details On Border Security Bill Are Out & It Sucks
https://kprcradio.iheart.com/featured/the-pursuit-of-happiness/content/2019-02-14-details-on-border-security-bill-are-out-it-sucks/

TRUMPGATE
Drama hits Senate Intel panel’s Russia inquiry
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/429930-drama-hits-senate-intel-panels-russia-inquiry

FEMINISM
My Sister Kate
https://eagleforum.org/publications/efr/jan19/my-sister-kate.html

POLITICS
Twenty Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Kirsten Gillibrand
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/twenty-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-kirsten-gillibrand/

Maybe It’ll Be Beto
See the Wall Street Journal article, below.

GOP wants to pit Ocasio-Cortez against Democrats in the Senate
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/429926-gop-wants-to-pit-ocasio-cortez-against-democrats-in-the-senate

'NO' MEANS 'YES': Ilhan Omar Gets Nasty With Former Reagan Official
https://www.dailywire.com/news/43446/watch-anti-semite-ilhan-omar-freaks-out-former-ryan-saavedra

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"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (without permission)  FULL story at link below

https://www.wsj.com/articles/maybe-itll-be-beto-11550100862?emailToken=97f7d4e5f697fe6ecc4d57890f150a0cG9B9n7Mvq/zxRt8/4ffR9GPJBqfOW39jzwJWM6pzAHhuacfGeCQeLJ3YqMfyrbEj&reflink=article_email_share

Maybe It’ll Be Beto

The Democrats are going to lose if their nominee can’t hold a stage with Trump.

Feb. 13, 2019 6:34 p.m. ET

President Trump speaks at a rally in El Paso, Texas, Feb. 11.
 Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
How many other people watched the entire 80 or 85 minutes of President Trump’s rally in El Paso, Texas, Monday night on Fox? The pre-rally expectation was that this event would be an effort to build support for the border wall. Instead, it obviously was a test-run of issues for the 2020 campaign, covering everything from A to Zzz.
Wonder Land Podcast for February 13, 2019
At 9:55 ET, Sean Hannity cut away from the speech to denounce the border deal emerging in Washington. Then it was back to the rally’s remaining 40 minutes. It was strangely mesmerizing. Let me say this: Any Democrats with a stake in winning in 2020 should set aside their anti-Trump phobias long enough to watch that rally. Truth is, their candidate may not be able to compete with what this guy’s got.Their opponent won’t be just “Trump” but an incumbent president. Progressives and their media affiliates can produce all the Trump fear and loathing they want. If their candidate can’t hold a stage with him, they won’t win.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

PLATT - CURATED News

What Made George Washington Great?
https://www.prageru.com/videos/what-made-george-washington-great

GENERAL INTEREST
No Presidents Day car sales for me: What I learned from John Wayne, C.S. Lewis and an old truck
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/no-presidents-day-car-sales-for-me-what-i-learned-from-john-wayne-c-s-lewis-and-an-old-truck

Funky, Fun, & Rare Concept Cars of the 1950s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlFlungRBx0

Keillor:  A few words from a top executive --- me 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0219/keillor021819.php3

The News in Zingers 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0219/hamilton.php3

PROGRESSIVES RUNNING AMOK
Nation's Liberals Devastated After Learning Hate Crime Didn't Actually Happen
https://babylonbee.com/news/nations-liberals-devastated-after-learning-hate-crime-didnt-happen

SPORTS
Tim Tebow was asked about people not liking him, now his inspiring response is going viral
https://www.yahoo.com/sports/tim-tebow-asked-people-not-liking-now-inspiring-response-going-viral-200052788.html

FINANCIAL
The U.S. government’s red ink that should worry you is way bigger than the $22 trillion national debt
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-us-governments-red-ink-that-should-worry-you-is-way-bigger-than-the-22-trillion-national-debt-2019-02-15

Watch out: Trump may free Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to bring another mortgage mess
https://nypost.com/2019/02/17/watch-out-trump-may-free-fannie-mae-freddie-mac-to-bring-another-mortgage-mess/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Bill de Blasio corrects Ocasio-Cortez's claim about spending Amazon tax break money (Maybe this will shut AOC up ... ???)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/de-blasio-ocasio-cortex-claim-spending-amazon-tax-break-money

GOTCHA!: A Dem presidential front-runner leaps to unwarranted conclusions in tweet about Trump's tax cut 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0219/fact_checker021819.php3

ENVIRONMENT
Our Food Is Killing the Planet — But It Doesn’t Have To 
https://www.ecowatch.com/food-system-change-2629078832.html

ORNITHOLOGY
Audubon Newsletter February 2019
http://audubon.stagecoachdigital.com/web-view/10783

ENGINEERING
Aerospike Engines - Why Aren't We Using them Now?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4zFefh5T-8

TECHNOLOGY
Return of the Mac! Law professor, 44, discovers dusty 30-year-old Apple computer in his attic (and it still has games saved from his childhood)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6716567/Law-professor-dusty-30-year-old-Apple-Mac-computer-working-order-family-attic.html

YouTube is to blame for spreading 'Flat Earth' conspiracy theories that claim the world is the shape of a disc by 'promoting misinformation'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6716533/Youtube-blamed-rise-Flat-Earthers.html

thanks, DW ...


FOREIGN POLICY
Chinese and Iranian Hackers Renew Their Attacks on U.S. Companies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/18/technology/hackers-chinese-iran-usa.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

NATIONAL SECURITY
Spy Planes: Secret Superpower Aircraft
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHk6PbZDqGI

Foreign ownership of thousands of U.S. aircraft cloaked in secrecy
https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/investigates/foreign-ownership-of-thousands-of-us-aircraft-cloaked-in-secrecy/287-959247e4-3aba-4c0a-a83b-639145e81a64

LAW AND ORDER
Democrats Don't Want ICE Notified When Illegal Aliens Try to Purchase Guns 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2019/02/18/democrats-dont-want-ice-notified-when-illegal-aliens-try-to-purchase-guns-n2541642?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

Grand Jury prepares to consider claims Jussie Smollett paid for 'MAGA' attack on him by two Nigerian brothers - as Empire star still fails to make himself available for new police interview
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6715955/Jussie-Smollett-talked-Chicago-police-alleged-attack-developments.html

Where Have All The Hate Criminals Gone?
https://townhall.com//columnists/scottmorefield/2019/02/18/where-have-all-the-hate-criminals-gone-n2541626?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

Authorities Not Sure What Kind of Animal Killed Elderly Teacher
http://www.newser.com/story/271499/authorities-not-sure-what-kind-of-animal-killed-elderly-teacher.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=att&utm_campaign=rss_us_syn

POLITICS
Minn. press raises questions about Ilhan Omar's former marriage 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y94qHyxDwM

Amy Klobuchar's novel pitch for the Democratic nomination: Pragmatism 
https://start.att.net/news/read/category/news/article/cnn-amy_klobuchars_novel_pitch_for_the_democratic_nomi-cnn2

thanks, TM ...


-- 
"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to Lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

Monday, February 18, 2019

PLATT - CURATED News

GENERAL INTEREST
The Secret History of Women in Coding
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/magazine/women-coding-computer-programming.html

The Truth About Failing Spectacularly
See the Wall Street Journal article, below.

1927 Packard Found in Abandoned Philadelphia Factory Sitting for Over 40 Years
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0mJ9N8tYdI

Future Megaprojects - Tunnel | Russia and Alaska (Extreme Engineering) Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mkLkakif9w

HEALTH
Toasters may expose you to more pollution than a busy intersection
https://nypost.com/2019/02/16/toasters-may-expose-you-to-more-pollution-than-a-busy-intersection/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

BUSINESS
Fact-check: Does Amazon pay '$0' in taxes?
https://www.yahoo.com/news/fact-check-does-amazon-pay-no-us-federal-231838691.html

ENVIRONMENT
A Wendell Berry Solution to Cory Booker’s Problem 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/family-farms-save-americas-land-water-communities/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WIR%20-%20Sunday%202019-02-17&utm_term=WIR-Smart

SMOLLETT
Jussie Smollett reportedly insisted on TV appearance after attack
https://pagesix.com/2019/02/17/jussie-smollett-reportedly-insisted-on-tv-appearance-after-attack/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

IMMIGRATION
With Trump’s Tough Deterrents, Many Asylum Seekers on the Border are Giving Up
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/us/border-migrants-asylum-mexico-aclu.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Report: Mexican Authorities Relocate Caravan Riders Staying Near The U.S. Border
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/02/16/report-mexican-authorities-relocate-caravan-riders-staying-near-the-us-border-n2541604?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=02/17/2019&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

THE WALL
Trump’s Emergency Declaration Is Contemptuous of the Rule of Law
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/trump-emergency-declaration-contemptuous-of-rule-of-law/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WIR%20-%20Sunday%202019-02-17&utm_term=WIR-Smart

'This crisis is real and a potential threat to every American': Alaska governor offers Trump use of his National Guard to patrol US-Mexico border 3,000 miles away
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6714235/Alaska-governor-Mike-Dunleavy-offers-Trump-use-troops-3-000-miles-away-Mexico-border.html


-- 
"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to Lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (without permission)  See links for full stories

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-truth-about-failing-spectacularly-11550293225?emailToken=0d179d8af2395276228059aa6334032d3BOaD1CQnxTVjbFuQwucLYwEte7Ed8MziJNrCY+np1UG+7ZcLqgKdXkODNPIpp3/1qXU1J/n6FE6Q3qQ4vyPkNkxYshWDVuDw0KefiLbQRs%3D&reflink=article_email_share

The Truth About Failing Spectacularly

Did a lack of experience sink the MS Explorer—and the Los Angeles Rams?


The legendary polar cruise ship the MS Explorer sank in Antarctica in November 2007.
 Photo: Alamy
Feb. 16, 2019 12:00 a.m. ET
Twelve years ago, the world’s most renowned polar cruise ship, the MS Explorer, set out from a deep-water port in Argentina toward the icy, treacherous waters of Antarctica.
The ship’s 154 passengers and crew had every reason to feel secure. With its class-1A ice-reinforced hull, bow thrusters and brawny diesel engines, the Explorer had been safely ferrying tourists through extreme polar environments since 1969. It was the first cruise ship ever to navigate the Northwest Passage.
What they couldn’t have imagined is that 12 days later, on a remote stretch of the Southern Ocean, they would feel a jolt, followed by the sickening sound of rushing water. Or that four hours later, in the frigid dead of night, with the ship listing at 20 degrees, the captain would order every last person into the lifeboats.
Write to Sam Walker at sam.walker@wsj.com
Appeared in the February 16, 2019, print edition as 'Sending Inexperience Into a Storm.'