Monday, June 18, 2018

PLATT - MISC News

GENERAL INTEREST
The 20 photographs of the week
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2018/jun/16/the-20-photographs-of-the-week

Katmai National Park drama: Bear vs. Eagles
https://www.adn.com/outdoors-adventure/2018/06/16/katmai-national-park-drama-bear-vs-eagles/

Treasure-hunting Belgians warned to keep pickaxes away after claim lost masterpiece hidden beneath street
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ghent-altarpiece-code-solved-gino-marchal-belgium-treasure-dig-holes-kalandeberg-mystic-lamb-a8402156.html

Undercover at the world's most secretive society: Mail reporter infiltrates shadowy Bilderberg summit where the West's power brokers set the world to rights
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5850053/Undercover-worlds-elitist-secret-society.html

I'M SPEECHLESS
CNN Celebrates Father's Day: 'He Gave Birth. He Breastfed. Now, He Wants His Son To See Him As A Man.'
https://www.dailywire.com/news/31903/cnn-celebrates-fathers-day-he-gave-birth-he-hank-berrien?utm_medium=email&utm_content=061718-news&utm_campaign=position1

ALT-___
'Alt-right' reeling after string of setbacks
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/17/alt-right-reeling-after-richard-spencer-matthew-he/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20180326&utm_term=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert

DEFENSE
The £6 billion Royal Navy fleet that hardly ever went to sea: Warships that can't sail in the heat spent 80 per cent of the year in dock (Rolls-Royce strikes again ... )
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5850349/The-6-billion-Royal-Navy-fleet-hardly-went-sea.html

NOKO SUMMIT
Trump’s trusted diplomat faces daunting task with North Korea
http://thehill.com/policy/defense/392523-trumps-trusted-diplomat-faces-daunting-task-with-north-korea

POLITICS
Arizona Republicans brush off talk about McCain Senate seat
https://www.apnews.com/20494292080b4f5c87b667012cf747f5/Arizona-Republicans-brush-off-talk-about-McCain-Senate-seat'
-- 
“Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize
half of ’em are stupider than that.”
          -  George Carlin

PLATT - MISC News

GENERAL INTEREST
The Week in Good News: A Blind Artist Reinvented, a Brave Raccoon, Bob Ross

How to Build a Chicken Coop

Once Upon a Long Time Ago

MENTAL HEALTH
The Wounds of the Drone Warrior

"GOOD KILL"

PROGRESSIVES UNHINGED
Silly Attacks on Trump’s Singapore Summit

SPORTS
How an NFL executive assistant's love for the flea-flicker landed her a Super Bowl ring, years after she was fired

WEATHER
Possible El NiƱo by This Winter

CLIMATE CHANGE
'Fish Fights' Could Erupt as Climate Change Drives Species Across Borders

ENTOMOLOGY
Termites Destroy Toy House in Stunning Demonstration

MELITTOLOGY
Pesticides and the Death of Honeybees

CYBER SECURITY
Bad Cybersecurity? No Access To DoD Networks

Your Wi-Fi Security Is Probably Weak. Here’s How to Fix That.

MONARCHY?
Pruitt, Carson Trapped by the Trappings of Power

IMMIGRATION
A Global 'Right Of Return' To The U.S.? Who Knew?

NOKO SUMMIT
Trump's Historic Gamble

Historic Snooker

Ten Simple Rules for Negotiating with Dictators

SOCIALISM'S DUE
Workers Flee and Thieves Loot Venezuela’s Reeling Oil Giant

ELECTIONGATE
James Comey didn't sink Clinton; Loretta Lynch may have

POLITICS
Progressives Save The GOP

-- 
“Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize
half of ’em are stupider than that.”
          -  George Carlin

What not to get dad for Father's Day
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-fathers-day-kass-20180613-story.html

GENERAL INTEREST
Tesla shareholders just approved a $2.6 billion stock option plan for Elon Musk — here's how he spends his $20 billion fortune
http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-elon-musk-net-worth-2017-10

Don't get married until you ask yourself these 13 questions 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0618/13_marriage_questions.php3

The Latest ‘Reality Check’ Takes On The Left’s Obsession With Hating Chick-fil-A
https://www.dailywire.com/news/31914/watch-latest-reality-check-takes-lefts-obsession-frank-camp?utm_medium=email&utm_content=061618-news&utm_campaign=position3

HEALTH
Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist
https://qz.com/1301123/why-eight-hours-a-night-isnt-enough-according-to-a-leading-sleep-scientist/

PARENTING
We Have Turned Childhood Into A Mental Disorder. And It's Ruining Our Kids. 
https://www.dailywire.com/news/31864/walsh-adhd-matt-walsh?utm_medium=email&utm_content=061518-news&utm_campaign=position2

PROGRESSIVES RUNNING AMOK
Thanks, GZ ...


BUSINESS
Republicans Can Pass Another Tax Cut ... By Killing The Ethanol Mandate
https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/ethanol-mandate-environment-energy-tax-gas-prices/

GEOPHYSICS
Rock Beneath Eastern Seaboard Could Intensify Solar Storms
https://weather.com/science/space/video/rock-beneath-eastern-seaboard-could-intensify-solar-storms?pl=pl-the-latest

Leaning Tower of Pisa has withstood earthquakes for centuries. Now, scientists know why 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0618/pisa_why.php3

TECHNOLOGY
Fiber optic wires, servers, and more than 550,000 miles of underwater cables: Here's what the internet actually looks like
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-internet-works-infrastructure-photos-2018-5

DEFENSE
Russia, China Are Outmaneuvering US: Generals Recommend New Authorities, Doctrine 
https://breakingdefense.com/2018/06/russia-china-are-outmaneuvering-us-generals-recommend-new-authorities-doctrine/?utm_campaign=Breaking%20News&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63810365&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9HiDqbA8e7iqidhNhVeXTDtM2_94PTWOmibCZlLz7AXUwAR7CWHlBSCzQOBZBZ3MgE_8_i2Fve8vRHC4JwpOUrXkWdAw&_hsmi=63810365

MEDIA
Sanders Shuts Down Acosta: 'I Know It's Hard For You To Understand Even Short Sentences'
https://www.dailywire.com/news/31871/sanders-shuts-down-acosta-i-know-its-hard-you-hank-berrien?utm_medium=email&utm_content=061518-news&utm_campaign=position1

Trump’s media game puts press on back foot
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/392578-the-memo-trumps-media-game-puts-press-on-back-foot

UN
Report Says U.S. Will Withdraw From U.N. Human Rights Council
https://www.dailywire.com/news/31896/huge-report-says-us-will-withdraw-un-human-rights-hank-berrien?utm_medium=email&utm_content=061518-news&utm_campaign=position6

IMMIGRATION
Don't Make Matters Worse When Fixing DACA
https://townhall.com/columnists/lindachavez/2018/06/15/dont-make-matters-worse-when-fixing-daca-n2491064?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

NOKO SUMMIT
Trump’s danger on North Korea? Raised expectations
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/392521-trumps-danger-on-north-korea-raised-expectations

TRUMPGATE
Why Doesn’t The “We’ll Stop” Trump Text End the Russia Investigation?
https://townhall.com/columnists/thomasjfarnan/2018/06/16/why-doesnt-the-well-stop-trump-text-end-the-russia-investigation-n2491235?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

POLITICS
Thanks, TM ...


-- 
“Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize
half of ’em are stupider than that.”
          -  George Carlin

Friday, June 15, 2018

PLATT - MISC News


GENERAL INTEREST
'I Hate It.' Double-Amputee Climber Xia Boyu Vows Never to Return to Everest
http://time.com/5311879/xia-boyu-everest-climb-nepal/

HEALTH
Learning to Stay Alive and Healthy to Vote in Many More Cycles
https://spectator.org/learning-to-stay-alive-and-healthy-to-vote-in-many-more-cycles/

PROGRESSIVES RUNNING AMOK
Hollywood's Scripted Hysteria
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0618/hollis061418.php3

EDUCATION
Cops livid over school's summer reading list: 'It's almost an indoctrination of distrust' (Wando, SC)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/13/cops-livid-over-schools-summer-reading-list-its-al/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20180326&utm_term=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert

BUSINESS
It’s Time to Stop Bailing Out Rich, Famous, and Dead Farmers
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/agricultural-subsidies-too-many-recipients-are-rich-famous-dead/

Elon Musk's Boring Company gets go ahead to build a high-speed train to Chicago's airport
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/13/elon-musk-boring-company-wins-bid-for-express-train-to-chicago-airport.html

NATIONAL SECURITY
‘Foreign Actors’ Accessed Clinton’s Email Documents Show 
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/hillary-clinton-email-accessed-foreign-actors/

LAW ENFORCEMENT
Rod Rosenstein’s Subpoena Threat: He’s Conflicted, and He’s Acting Like It
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/rod-rosenstein-subpoena-threat-shows-conflict-of-interest/

Hillary Clinton could still face charges, experts say
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/hillary-clinton-emails-could-still-face-charges

Sessions hints more firings possible, defends Rosenstein over conflicts allegations
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/392220-sessions-hints-more-firings-possible-defends-rosenstein-over?userid=288549

IMMIGRATION
Meanwhile, 10 Miles From The White House…
http://www.freedomsback.com/meanwhile-10-miles-from-the-white-house

NOKO
N.Korea has put out a 42 minute documentary about Kim Jong Un's visit to [Seoul and] Singapore, start to finish.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3663132/posts

The big winner of the Trump-Kim summit? China.
https://www.vox.com/world/2018/6/13/17458944/trump-kim-summit-china-response-south-korea-military-drills

TRUMPGATE
Michael Cohen reportedly files for restraining order against Michael Avenatti
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/14/michael-cohen-seeks-restraining-order-against-mich/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20180326&utm_term=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert

POLITICS
The Democrats’ Radical Turn 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/democrats-radical-turn-to-left-on-health-care-immigration-class/

-- “Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of ’em are stupider than that.” - George Carlin

Thursday, June 14, 2018

PLATT - MISC News

GENERAL INTEREST
Where U.S.-Canadian Border Is Marked by Petunias, Not a Wall
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/us/canada-usa-border.html?emc=edit_nn_20180613&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180613&te=1

Sneaky Seagull Steals Chips From Unsuspecting Beachgoers in Canada
https://weather.com/news/trending/video/sneaky-seagull-steals-chips-from-unsuspecting-beachgoers-in-canada?pl=pl-the-latest

Snapping Turtle Climbs Fence, Surprising Michigan Woman
https://weather.com/news/trending/video/snapping-turtle-climbs-fence-surprising-michigan-woman?pl=pl-the-latest

PARENTING
The hidden dangers of 'shake it off' parenting
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0618/shake_it_off_parenting.php3

HUMOR
The News in Zingers
http://jewishworldreview.com/0618/hamilton.php3

Texas A&M Study Calls Obama 5th Best President in America
http://www.socialistmop.com/2014/03/22/texas-am-study-calls-obama-5th-best-president-in-america/
and ..
https://www.truthorfiction.com/president-obama-named-5th-best-president-history-university/

FINANCIAL

JOBS
Thanks, DW ...


LAW ENFORCEMENT
Thousands of Online Child Sex Offenders Arrested in Nationwide Takedown
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/sex-predator-bust-thousands-suspects-arrested/

Oregon Has a Poaching Problem—and a Force to Reckon With It
https://www.ecowatch.com/oregon-poaching-2577127177.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=3dbb1e772b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-3dbb1e772b-85328381

IMMIGRATION
Yes, Trump Has A Plan To Kill DACA--And If It Works, The Program Could End In Weeks
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/06/13/reports-yes-trump-has-a-plan-to-kill-daca-and-if-it-works-the-program-could-e-n2490303?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=

NOKO
Pompeo: North Korea Must Denuclearize and They're on a Tight Timeline to Get It Done
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/06/13/pompeo-north-korea-has-under-three-years-to-denuclearize-n2490396?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=

POLITICS
Meet the 'plain old guy' who could end Mitt Romney's political career
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/meet-the-plain-old-guy-who-could-end-mitt-romneys-political-career?utm_source=Examiner%20Today_06/13/2018&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_Examiner%20Today

Sarah Huckabee Sanders denies report she's leaving White House
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/13/sarah-huckabee-sanders-planning-leave-white-house-/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20180326&utm_term=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert

The Southern Poverty Law Center runs 'a scam,' charges Ayaan Hirsi Ali
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-southern-poverty-law-center-runs-a-scam-charges-ayaan-hirsi-ali?utm_source=Examiner%20Today_06/13/2018&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_Examiner%20Today

-- 
“Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize
half of ’em are stupider than that.”
          -  George Carlin

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GENERAL INTEREST
I Ain’t Never Shot me a Horse Before – the Story of Hunter Roy Eykamp
https://www.ammoland.com/2018/06/i-aint-never-shot-me-a-horse-before-the-story-of-hunter-roy-eykamp/?utm_source=Ammoland+Subscribers&utm_campaign=cf278f9c70-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6f6fac3eaa-cf278f9c70-21138041#axzz5IEcp3Fbp

Fake cop’s badge and gun didn’t fool mom — so she quietly hatched a plan, LA deputies say
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article212988719.html

HEALTH
Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/well/lasik-complications-vision.html?emc=edit_nn_20180612&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180612&te=1

He was one of millions of seniors growing old alone. So he put himself up for adoption 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0618/senior_adoption.php3

HUMOR
A mechanic was removing a cylinder-head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well-known cardiologist in his shop.  The cardiologist was there waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his bike when the mechanic shouted  across the Garage, 'Hey Doc, want to take a look at this?' 

The cardiologist, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was working on the motorcycle. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, "So Doc, look at this engine. I opened its heart, took the valves out, repaired any damage, and then put them back in, and when I finish, it works just like new... So how come I make $39,675 a year and you get the really big bucks ($1,695,759), when you and I are doing basically the same work?"

The cardiologist paused, smiled and leaned over, then whispered to the mechanic... "Try doing it with the engine running."

INSIGHT
A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad President Builds An Empire 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0618/ferguson061218.php3

ENVIRONMENT
‘This Ruling Gives Us Hope’: Supreme Court Sides With Tribe in Salmon Case
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/us/washington-salmon-culverts-supreme-court.html?emc=edit_nn_20180612&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180612&te=1

IMMIGRATION
GOP will vote on immigration next week, sinking discharge petition
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/391982-gop-will-vote-on-immigration-next-week-sinking-discharge-petition?userid=288549

IRAN
The Bad Iranian Deal Was Always Going to Get Worse  
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/iran-nuclear-deal-disaster-from-the-start/

NOKO
Democrats hit Trump performance at Kim summit on North Korea
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/12/democrats-hit-trump-performance-kim-summit-nkorea/

Five takeaways from Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un
http://thehill.com/policy/defense/391939-five-takeaways-from-trumps-summit-with-kim-jong-un?userid=288549

POLITICS
Supreme Court Upholds Ohio’s Purge of Voting Rolls
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/us/politics/supreme-court-upholds-ohios-purge-of-voting-rolls.html?emc=edit_nn_20180612&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180612&te=1

Wisconsin Democrats Borrow from Trump’s Playbook 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/wisconsin-democrat-candidates-use-trump-tactics/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202018-06-12&utm_term=NR5PM%20Actives

Proposal to split California into three states will be on November ballot
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/12/cal-3-proposal-split-california-three-states-will-/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20180326&utm_term=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert

-- 
"But there is no turning time, inexorably it moves from under you; what you were
yesterday is fixed for always, making its mark on what you are today, what you will
be tomorrow"
          -  From "The Horizontal Man" by Helen Eustis

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

PLATT - MISC News


GENERAL INTEREST

Tainted Triple Crown
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3662144/posts

No, 'Star Wars' Isn't Failing Because Of Hateful Trolls. It's Failing Because Kathleen Kennedy Has Done A Garbage Job.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/31712/no-star-wars-isnt-failing-because-hateful-trolls-ben-shapiro?utm_source=shapironewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=061118-news&utm_campaign=position4

• In Toronto, a group of animal rights advocates started protesting outside a restaurant called Antler in early December.
By March, the protests had grown, and Antler's co-owner, Michael Hunter, had had enough of the "murder" signs and "You've got blood on your hands" chants. So on March 23, he told the Globe and Mail, he figured, "I'm going to have my own protest. ... This is who we are and what we do. So I went and got a deer leg."
Hunter brought a cutting board, knife and the hindquarter of a deer into the front window and butchered the meat while the protesters looked on.
As a result, Hunter and the protesters are now trying to open a dialogue, and reservation requests at Antler have increased. [Globe and Mail, 3/28/2018] 

HUMOR
The News in Zingers 
http://jewishworldreview.com/0618/hamilton.php3

PROGRESSIVES UNHINGED
Twitter Head Reneges On Promoting Chick-Fil-A During Pride Month After Soledad O’Brien Knocks Him. Here’s The Problem.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/31689/twitter-head-reneges-promoting-chick-fil-during-ben-shapiro?utm_source=shapironewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=061118-news&utm_campaign=position2

Thanks, TM ...


EDUCATION
Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids
https://www.prageru.com/videos/dangerous-people-are-teaching-your-kids

BUSINESS
Should Tech Companies Be Broken Up?
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/tech-companies-antitrust-regulation-not-best-way-to-foster-competition/

ENVIRONMENT
Trump commits $256 million to revive long-neglected national parks
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/10/donald-trump-dedicates-national-park-funds-restora/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20180326&utm_term=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert

High Seas Fishing as Economically Unsustainable as It Is Ecologically 
https://www.ecowatch.com/high-seas-fishing-2575966890.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=15ad3814a3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-15ad3814a3-85328381

DoJ
Thanks, DW ...


IMMIGRATION
ICE Came for a Tennessee Town’s Immigrants. The Town Fought Back.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/06/11/us/tennessee-immigration-trump.html?emc=edit_nn_20180611&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180611&te=1

Justice Dept. Won’t Defend DACA in Texas-Led Lawsuit
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/09/us/justice-dept-delay-daca-injunction.html?emc=edit_nn_20180611&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180611&te=1

Sessions Ends Asylum for Most Domestic-Abuse and Gang-Violence Victims 
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/jeff-sessions-ends-asylum-domestic-abuse-gang-violence-victims/

U.S. launching office to identify citizenship cheaters
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/11/us-citizenship-and-immigration-services-launches-o/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20180326&utm_term=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert

Can the GOP Establishment Stop Being Idiots Just Once?
https://townhall.com//columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/06/11/can-the-gop-establishment-stop-being-idiots-just-once-n2489357?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=

NOKO
Before Kim Meets Trump, China Gets Jittery About North Korea’s Intentions
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/10/world/asia/trump-kim-korea-china.html?emc=edit_nn_20180611&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180611&te=1

Would North Korea Rather Have a McDonald's or a US Embassy? Well, It's Hard to Say 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2018/06/10/would-north-korea-rather-have-a-mcdonalds-or-a-us-embassy-well-its-hard-to-say-n2489274?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

Dennis Rodman, overcome with emotion, praises Trump for meeting with Kim
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/11/dennis-rodman-praises-donald-trump-meeting-kim-jon/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20180326&utm_term=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert

RUSSIAGATE
Panic time approaches at Camp Mueller 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/pruden061118.php3

POLITICS
Obama is coaching 2020 hopefuls on how to defeat Trump
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/11/obama-coaching-2020-hopefuls-how-defeat-trump-repo/

-- 
"But there is no turning time, inexorably it moves from under you; what you were
yesterday is fixed for always, making its mark on what you are today, what you will
be tomorrow"
          -  From "The Horizontal Man" by Helen Eustis