Tuesday, January 15, 2019

PLATT - MISC News

GENERAL INTEREST
Dangerous? I've got it licked! Daredevil performs a somersault and other brave stunts on Norway's famous Troll's Tongue rockface
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6589581/Daredevil-performs-somersault-brave-stunts-Norways-famous-Trolls-Tongue-rockface.html

Walmart bans woman for riding electric cart, guzzling wine from Pringles can
https://nypost.com/2019/01/13/walmart-bans-woman-for-riding-electric-cart-guzzling-wine-from-pringles-can/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Not a very good boy! Hilarious moment Dalmatian accidentally puts his owner's $180,000 RV in reverse and sends it careening straight into a lake
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6587795/Dog-accidentally-puts-owners-RV-reverse-sends-lake.html

The Writer Automaton, Switzerland
https://www.chonday.com/15454/the-writer-automaton/

Keillor:  To be less enamored of self-destruction 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0119/keillor011419.php3

The News in Zingers 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0119/hamilton.php3

Thanks, TM ...


PHYSICAL HEALTH
What happens when the doctor blames you for your own lung cancer? 
http://jewishworldreview.com/0119/cancer_blame.php3

DYING TO HEAR: What's the last song you would want to listen to before transitioning? A palliative care doctor found out 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0119/dying_to_hear.php3

MENTAL HEALTH
Mutiny on the Sex Raft: how a 70s science project descended into violent chaos 
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jan/14/mutiny-on-the-sex-raft-70s-experiment-santiago-genoves?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0xOTAxMTQ%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email

PROGRESSIVES COMPLETELY OFF THE RAILS
‘Live Your Truth’ 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/transgender-birth-certificate-law-gender-identity-legal-concept-weak/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202019-01-14&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart

HISTORY
Remembering the Holocaust: Survival stories of survivors preserved on film to be projected as holograms at museums to ensure future generations learn from the world’s mistakes
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6584725/Technology-brings-images-Holocaust-survivors-life.html

CALIFORNIA FIRE
THE CAMP FIRE DOCUMENTARY Golden Eagle Films
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=5Vr6DpAIc6g

ENVIRONMENT
This Robot Is Delivering Coral Babies to the Great Barrier Reef 
https://www.ecowatch.com/great-barrier-reef-larvalbot-2625750101.html

CYBER SECURITY
Attention (Grand) Parents of High Schoolers: There's a national shortage of workers in a critical field 
http://jewishworldreview.com/0119/cybersecurity_career.php3

NATIONAL SECURITY
Thanks, TM ...


DEFENSE
Women Don’t Belong in Combat Units
See the Wall Street Journal article, below.

LAW AND ORDER
 Wesley Glenn Bost, 27, of Birmingham, Alabama, made quite the impression when he fell through the ceiling of a Waffle House in Tuscumbia, not least because he wasn't wearing pants.  Bost apparently went into the restaurant's bathroom and used his pants to tie the door shut, then, said Tuscumbia police Detective Sgt. Wes Holland, climbed into the ceiling with the intent of robbing the office.  WHNT News reported that video of the incident shows Bost shoving other restaurant patrons on his way to the door, which was being held shut by people outside, before hitting the door with his shoulder and falling to the floor.  Finally he managed to flee . . . without his trousers . . . which held his driver's license. [WHNT, 11/6/2018] 

LAW AND THE COURTS
Robbing Beyonce Blind: The ADA litigation monster still continues to run amok 
http://jewishworldreview.com/0119/beyonce_ADA.php3

TERRORISM
ISIS fanatics allegedly planned to poison Kate Middleton’s groceries
https://nypost.com/2019/01/13/isis-allegedly-planned-to-poison-kate-middletons-groceries/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

MIDDLE EAST
Trump Asks Turkish President Not to ‘Mistreat’ Kurdish Forces (Fat chance of this request being honored ... Kurds are DOA.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/trump-asks-turkish-president-not-to-mistreat-kurdish-forces/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202019-01-14&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart

Syria looks to ramp up talks with embattled Kurds
https://washingtontimes-dc.newsmemory.com/?token=f8f3cdaf87b8db2defaf408dfaee40a6_5c3ca1dc_5cd1fdb&selDate=20190114&goTo=A09&artid=0&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=washingtontimes-E-Editions&utm_source=washingtontimes&utm_content=Read-Button

Iran exploring new uranium enrichment that could void 2015 nuclear deal 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/iran-exploring-new-uranium-enrichment-that-could-void-2015-nuclear-deal-2019-01-13

SCOTUS
Apocalypse Ruth
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/01/14/apocalypse-ruth-n2538971?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=01/14/2019&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

TRUMPGATE
Watergate by Any Other Name
https://pjmedia.com/rogerkimball/watergate-by-any-other-name/

Dems zero in on Trump and Russia
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/425289-dems-zero-in-on-trump-and-russia

POLITICS
The Rise Of Socialism: Standing On The Shoulders Of Morons
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-09/rise-socialism-standing-shoulders-morons

-- 
"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 LINK BELOW FOR FULL ARTICLE
https://www.wsj.com/articles/women-dont-belong-in-combat-units-11547411638?emailToken=a890adb78cccb17e14ffc8ee6a0e0d4d04h99PS9x1KWXjcUsQKUFa3tBzydDZGcAxitR2UUPmHRw6uBP9NOnT7qIOMWziXb9+7GYqTKlQP2cczq4CWBXA%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share

Women Don’t Belong in Combat Units

The military is watering down fitness standards because most female recruits can’t meet them.

Jan. 13, 2019 3:33 p.m. ET
Female Marine recruits in boot camp in Parris                  Island, S.C., Feb. 27, 2013.
Female Marine recruits in boot camp in Parris Island, S.C., Feb. 27, 2013.
 Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
The Obama-era policy of integrating women into ground combat units is a misguided social experiment that threatens military readiness and wastes resources in the service of a political agenda. The next defense secretary should end it.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

PLATT - MISC News

GENERAL INTEREST
Teen attempting ‘Bird Box’ challenge crashes into car, could face charges
https://nypost.com/2019/01/12/teen-attempting-bird-box-challenge-crashes-into-car-could-face-charges/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/crosby011119.php3

WELLNESS
Why your 'gra$$-fed' beef may have not have come from a cow grazing in a pasture 
http://jewishworldreview.com/0119/grass_fed_fraud.php3

MENTAL HEALTH
Schizophrenia is Associated With an Aberrant Immune Response to Epstein–Barr Virus
https://academic.oup.com/schizophreniabulletin/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/schbul/sby164/5193713?redirectedFrom=fulltext

PROGRESSIVES UNHINGED
Kamala Harris’s Outrageous Assault on the Knights of Columbus
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/kamala-harris-knights-of-columbus-religious-test/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Saturday%202019-01-12&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart

BUSINESS
General Motors is becoming China Motors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvl5Gan69Wo

Man denies turning home into restaurant despite sign above door 
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/11/man-denies-turning-home-into-restaurant-despite-sign-above-door?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0xOTAxMTI%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email

ASTRONOMY
NASA Photo Shows The Wreck of a 'Flying Saucer', But The Real Story Is Even Better 
https://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-photo-shows-the-wreck-of-a-flying-saucer-but-the-real-story-is-even-better

ORNITHOLOGY
Budgie study find brains beat brawn in the bird mating game
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6582413/Brains-beat-brawn-mating-game-youre-budgie.html

TECHNOLOGY
NASA reveals steam powered spacecraft that mines its own fuel and could explore faraway worlds 'forever'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6582995/NASAs-steam-powered-spacecraft-mines-fuel-explore-faraway-worlds-forever.html

Packs of robot DOGS could soon ride around in driverless vans and be deployed to drop packages at your doorstep
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6583425/Packs-robot-DOGS-soon-deliver-packages-doorstep.html

CYBER SECURITY
AT&T to stop selling all location data to brokers following report that companies are passing the information to shadowy firms without customer knowledge
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6580041/AT-T-end-location-data-sales-data-brokers.html

LAW AND THE COURTS
Mongols must give up logo, jury says 
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/los_angeles_times-mongols_must_give_up_logo_jury_says-tca/category/news

FAKE NEWS
The Rock says Daily Star fabricated 'snowflake' criticism 
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jan/12/the-rock-says-daily-star-interview-criticising-millennials-100-fabricated-dwayne-johnson?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0xOTAxMTI%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email

THE WALL
Thanks, DW ...




SHUTDOWN
Republican senators roll out bill that would end all future shutdowns
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/republican-senators-roll-out-bill-that-would-end-all-future-shutdowns-2019-01-11

IMMIGRATION
Politicians Never Lied Before Trump
See the Wall Street Journal article, below.

-- 
"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 link below for full text)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/politicians-never-lied-before-trump-11547249639?emailToken=7c5c5c8acdaa1b406f4405459e5b8071tPGB5V3s2Fc8nKN1MEXqZiQluZxdDF3HAvYNT6rcsibokM0Dc2E/6iXRJCRc2htT8HuC/7b2OT2HQaNbl5BTwA%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share

Politicians Never Lied Before Trump

Look past the circus of democracy: The U.S. is finally facing up to its border failures.

Jan. 11, 2019 6:34 p.m. ET

George Murphy holds a rifle in a scene from the film 'Border Incident,' 1949.
 Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images
An aide to President Obama boasted to the New York Times about lying and manipulating the media to sell the administration’s Iran policy. Mr. Obama himself proselytized for his health-care plan by saying that, despite mandatory requirements that outlawed millions of individual health plans, you’d be able to keep your existing plan. Nor is there the slightest ambiguity now: His admini

Saturday, January 12, 2019

PLATT - MISC News

GENERAL INTEREST
How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/09/magazine/beauty-evolution-animal.html?emc=edit_nn_p_20190111&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=58935408section%3DlongRead&section=longRead&te=1

Footprints in the snow lead to an emotional rescue
https://www.unionleader.com/nh/outdoors/ty-gagne-s-from-high-places-footsteps-in-the-snow/article_482a2e0f-e725-5df6-9e7c-5958bdb272e5.html?block_id=664693&fbclid=IwAR1ELMzFaK7fkfGScuNKjePpTE_S5swcd_8g11lJKpRLCQc66xRQJS0NeJQ&&te=1&nl=morning-briefing&emc=edit_nn_p_20190111&section=whatElse

News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Week’s Headlines (8 out of 11)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/01/11/briefing/11newsquiz.html?emc=edit_nn_p_20190111&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=58935408section%3DwhatElse&section=whatElse&te=1

Costco sells out of 27-pound mac-and-cheese bucket with 20-year shelf life
https://nypost.com/2019/01/11/costco-sells-out-of-27-pound-mac-and-cheese-bucket-with-20-year-shelf-life/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Incredible story about biker and abused little girl will tear your heart out
https://thechive.com/2019/01/03/incredible-story-about-biker-and-abused-little-girl-will-tear-your-heart-out/

HEALTH
The computer will see you now: AI detected start of cervical cancer better than doctors could
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6578497/AI-detected-start-cervical-cancer-better-standard-tests.html

FINANCIAL
Reality Check: AOC's 'Tax the Rich' Scheme Would Pay For...One Percent of the Left's Proposed Spending
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/01/11/reminder-aocs-70-percent-top-marginal-tax-rate-idea-would-pay-forone-percent-of-the-lefts-proposed-spending-n2538907?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

WEATHER
From China to Russia, world is blanketed in white – in pictures 
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2019/jan/11/from-china-to-russia-world-is-blanketed-in-white-in-pictures

ENERGY
Pipeline battle puts focus on Canada's disputed right to use indigenous land
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/11/canada-pipeline-indigenous-trudeau-treaty?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0xOTAxMTE%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email

SCIENCE
Scientists Find a Simple Trick For Remembering Pretty Much Anything
https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#6678460195

ENTOMOLOGY
Huge swarm of locusts descends on Mecca leaving worshippers covered in insects as cleaners battle to control the bugs at Islam's holiest site
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6577871/Huge-swarm-locusts-descends-Mecca.html

GEO SCIENCE
A Weird Shift of Our Planet's Magnetic Field Is Messing With Navigation
https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#8392942187

TECHNOL9GY
'A game of patience and persistence': life in São Paulo's internet deserts 
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jan/11/a-game-of-patience-and-persistence-life-in-sao-paulo-internet-deserts?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX1VTTW9ybmluZ0JyaWVmaW5nLTE5MDExMQ%3D%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=USMorningBriefing&CMP=usbriefing_email

'Right to Repair': Fixing Our Own Broken Stuff Should Be Standard 
https://www.ecowatch.com/right-to-repair-movement-2625650609.html

NATIONAL SECURITY
How the U.S. Can Protect Corporate America’s Tech Secrets From China
See the second Wall Street Journal article, below.

SHUTDOWN
Stop Playing Shutdown Politics with Our Parks 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/government-shutdown-national-parks-partisan-politics/

What Is and Isn’t Affected by the Government Shutdown
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/us/whats-affected-government-shutdown.html?emc=edit_nn_p_20190111&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=58935408&section=topNews&te=1

See How the Effects of the Government Shutdown Are Piling Up
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/01/08/us/politics/government-shutdown-calendar.html?emc=edit_nn_p_20190111&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=58935408&section=topNews&te=1

Not About the Wall: Democrats are Rejecting a Long List of Other Border Security Measures to Spite Trump
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2019/01/11/democrats-are-rejecting-a-border-barrier-and-long-list-of-other-security-too-n2538909?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

IMMIGRATION
No, Don’t Declare an Emergency 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/trump-national-emergency-declaration-border-immigration/

Obama Border Patrol chief: Agents arrest 'rapists, murderers, gang members every single day'
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/obama-border-patrol-chief-agents-arrest-rapists-murderers-gang-members-every-single-day

SCOTUS
RBG Won't Return to the Supreme Court Next Week
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2019/01/11/rgb-n2538916?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

The graveyard ghouls and a lather of speculation 
https://washingtontimes-dc.newsmemory.com/?token=5ca971b970fda09fa662815665f172b6_5c38af37_5cd1fdb&selDate=20190111&goTo=B01&artid=0&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=washingtontimes-E-Editions&utm_source=washingtontimes&utm_content=Read-Button

White House prepares to REPLACE ailing Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Trump aides quietly signal his allies should gear up for another Kavanaugh-style Senate fight
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6579517/White-House-prepares-REPLACE-ailing-Ruth-Bader-Ginsburg.html

TRUMPGATE
Prosecutors Examining Ukrainians Who Flocked to Trump Inaugural
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/us/politics/ukraine-donald-trump-inauguration.html?emc=edit_nn_p_20190111&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=58935408section%3DwhatElse&section=whatElse&te=1

Top House Dem. to Replace Anti-Terrorism Subcommittee with Trump-Investigating Subcommittee
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/top-house-dem-to-replace-anti-terrorism-subcommittee-with-trump-investigating-subcommittee/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202019-01-11&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart

POLITICS
How Sweden Overcame Socialism
See the first Wall Street Journal article, below.

'Over 90 percent?' Liberals eyeing White House vie for title of highest tax raiser
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/10/julian-castro-elizabeth-warren-vie-set-highest-tax/?bt_ee=UGEDFZOLTxNzdNxWnYf5OUkveh29V9B2pWMcv17SBfsStdxvBCD8MgvwIaqFkIN3&bt_ts=1547235231838

-- 
"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 link for full story access

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-sweden-overcame-socialism-11547078767?emailToken=598aefc1948ee43368c05c4a72bb99aaQ+JLK0+LZc9sndKPl7m6ptHh2+HreQfOzr2lew/hsX+PaYGYAnBgZCagXFnC+EiQ47IIri57OgPBmhAsY0WOwg%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share

How Sweden Overcame Socialism

It’s a model for the U.S., but the lesson isn’t what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks it is.

Jan. 9, 2019 7:06 p.m. ET
Currency notes from Sweden's central bank.
Currency notes from Sweden's central bank.
 Photo: Johan Jeppsson / Ibl Bildbyr/Zuma Press
Nearly half of millennials say they prefer socialism to capitalism, but what do they mean? “My policies most closely resemble what we see in the U.K., in Norway, in Finland, in Sweden,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told “60 Minutes.” Yet Sweden’s experiment with socialist policies was disastrous, and its economic success in recent decades is a result of market-based reforms.