Thursday, June 21, 2018

PLATT - MISC News

OF SPECIAL INTEREST
Observing Krauthammer


GENERAL INTEREST
Sears Roebuck Kit Homes

One of the World’s Largest Steam Locomotives Is About to Make a Triumphant Return

Southern Poverty Law Center Agrees to $3.4 Million Settlement for Smearing Muslim Reformer

Blind to Real Problems

HEALTH
Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower colorectal cancer risk, study finds

HEALTH CARE
Medicare Part G Works for Me

Thanks, DW ...
https://www.jsmineset.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1-1.jpg

PROGRESSIVES UNHINGED
Leftist Group Shows Activists How to Kill an ICE Agent, Pledges to Go After Their Families

EDUCATION
Professor: Learning Math Can Cause ‘Collateral Damage’ to Society

BUSINESS
Starbucks burned by social-justice appeasement as growth stalls, stock plunges

SCIENCE
A Strange Type of Matter Might Lie Inside Neutron Stars, And It Breaks The Periodic Table

MEDIA
OOPS! I $^^&-ed up your life

IMMIGRATION
On Mexico’s Migrant Trail: Trump Policy Means Tough Choices

Canada aims to avoid detaining migrant children, but it happens


Reasonable politicians need to take immigration more seriously

POLITICS
The blue Muslim wave: American Muslims launch political campaigns, hope to deliver ‘sweet justice’ to Trump

Texas billboard tells liberals to keep driving until they leave the state

-- 
“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
Slow driver backed up traffic in the left lane. People love this officer's response
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article213374269.html

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

Big Lemonade lawyers give 'Legal-Ade' to squeezed lemonade stands
Big Lemonade lawyers give 'Legal-Ade' to squeezed lemonade stands

HEALTH
Nearly Eradicated in Humans, the Guinea Worm Finds New Victims: Dogs
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/health/guinea-worms-dogs-chad.html?emc=edit_nn_20180619&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180619&te=1

CIVIL FORFEITURE
Supreme Court Will Decide If Civil Forfeiture Is Unconstitutional, Violates The Eighth Amendment
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicksibilla/2018/06/19/supreme-court-will-decide-if-civil-forfeiture-is-unconstitutional-violates-the-eighth-amendment/#41fad92c7165

ENVIRONMENT
Giant hogweed, plant that causes blindness and third-degree burns, discovered in Virginia
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/giant-hogweed-plant-causes-blindness-third-degree-burns-discovered-in-virginia-other-states/

LAW ENFORCEMENT
Elizabeth Warren’s Criminal-Justice Illiteracy
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/low-level-drug-offenses-do-not-drive-mass-incarceration/

IMMIGRATION
'Do Your Job, Fix the System': ICE Director Hits Back at Gillibrand for Calling Trump Admin 'Evil'
http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/06/19/kirsten-gillibrand-calls-trump-administration-evil-acting-ice-director-thomas-homan

Republicans Propose Stand Alone Fix for Family Separations
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/family-separation-republicans-senate-back-standalone-fix/

Analysis: Amid the Shouting, Ted Cruz Has a Sensible Plan to Alleviate the Child Separation Crisis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2018/06/19/sensible-ted-cruzs-good-plan-to-alleviate-child-separation-crisis-n2492229?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=

ELECTIONGATE
Horowitz Report Day 5
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/56625?mailing_id=3553&utm_medium=email&utm_source=pp.email.3553&utm_campaign=snapshot&utm_content=body

Peter Strzok escorted out of FBI building
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/19/peter-strzok-escorted-out-fbi-building-reports/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20180326&utm_term=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert

POLITICS
20 weeks out from midterms, Dems and GOP brace for surprises
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/392872-20-weeks-out-from-midterms-dems-and-gop-brace-for-surprises?userid=288549

Trump changed the electoral map; new polling shows it’s changing back
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/6/19/17474984/trump-state-polling

This is what voter suppression doesn't look like
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/noemie-emery-this-is-what-voter-suppression-doesnt-look-like?utm_source=Examiner%20Today_06/19/2018&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_Examiner%20Today

‘Future Pres’ Hillary — the Font of all the Scandals
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/clinton-email-investigators-broke-rules-to-please-hillary/

I Think My Dog's a Democrat
https://www.youtube.com/embed/H3VLqLLWxbQ?rel=0

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

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

PLATT - MISC News

Ten Paradoxes Of Our Age 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0618/hanson061818.php3

GENERAL INTEREST
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Live)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkM71JPHfjk

Potato Bombs recipe by the BBQ Pit Boys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aUNmtSgB0c

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

PHYSICAL HEALTH
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery is Usually Useless
http://www.drmirkin.com/joints/1259.html

MENTAL HEALTH
Depression and the Healing Desert 
https://www.ecowatch.com/depression-and-the-healing-desert-2577810868.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=3a0bb07bc3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-3a0bb07bc3-85328381

Rebel developers are trying to cure our smartphone addiction --- with an app
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0618/smart_phone_addiction_app.php3

Not a Surprise: DC Has Highest Concentration of Psychopaths in the United States 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2018/06/17/not-a-surprise-dc-has-more-psychopaths-per-capita-than-anywhere-else-in-the-united-states-n2491666?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=



PROGRESSIVES UNHINGED
What Is Intersectionality?
https://www.prageru.com/videos/what-intersectionality

EDUCATION
AP World History course is dropping thousands of years of human events --- and critics are furious
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0618/AP_history_modified.php3

BUSINESS
All Apple employees now get standing desks — and Tim Cook has said he believes 'sitting is the new cancer'
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-employees-now-standing-desks-211518637.html

California Farm Workers Fight Their Union — and the State — in Court
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/gerawan-farming-labor-dispute-workers-fight-union-state-bureaucrats/

Free-Market Republicans Risk Irrelevance by Ignoring the Concerns of Blue-Collar Voters 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/free-market-republicans-must-help-working-class-voters/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202018-06-18&utm_term=NR5PM%20Actives

ENVIRONMENT
'Historic First': Nebraska Farmers Return Land to Ponca Tribe in Effort to Block Keystone XL
https://www.ecowatch.com/nebraska-farmers-keystone-xl-2578444895.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=3a0bb07bc3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-3a0bb07bc3-85328381

TECHNOLOGY
Check to stay dead 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0618/bershidsky061818.php3

CYBER SECURITY
Are any encrypted messaging apps fail-safe? Subjects of Mueller probe are about to find out
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0618/encryption_safe_or_not.php3

SOCIAL MEDIA
Moderate Islam Falters in the Face of Silicon Valley Censorship 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/facebook-twitter-censorship-unfair-and-unequal/

IMMIGRATION
DHS head wades into Twitter maelstrom after denying 'a policy of separating families at the border'
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/dhs-head-wades-into-twitter-maelstrom-after-denying-a-policy-of-separating-families-at-the-border?utm_source=Examiner%20Today_06/18/2018&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_Examiner%20Today

Trump doubles down on family separation policy
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/392757-trump-doubles-down-on-family-separation-policy?userid=288549

POLITICS
How Donald Trump and Chuy Garcia Broke the Chicago Machine
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/06/17/chicago-donald-trump-chuy-garcia-machine-218825?utm_source=Examiner%20Today_06/18/2018&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

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

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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