Friday, September 21, 2018

PLATT - MISC News

Tennessee places POW/MIA Chair of Honor in Neyland Stadium
https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-Vols-install-POWMIA-Chair-of-Honor-in-Neyland-Stadium-122257957/Amp/?__twitter_impression=true

GENERAL INTEREST
Barn Find Hunter: K-codes and customs
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/09/19/barn-find-hunter-k-codes-and-customs?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_content=18_September_19_HagertyNews

For months, residents of an English town inexplicably heard 'haunting,' 'terrifying' nursery rhyme
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0918/terrifying_nursery_rhyme.php3

Colorado’s costumed mascot accidentally shot self in the groin with a T-shirt gun 
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/gannett-colorados_costumed_mascot_accidentally_shot_self_i-rgannett/category/sports

__________ RUNNING AMOK
Liberal Elites Are Even Ruining Hamburgers And They Must Be Stopped
https://townhall.com//columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/09/20/liberal-elites-are-even-ruining-hamburgers-and-they-must-be-stopped-n2520456?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

Man tries to use Zillow to prove Kavanaugh's innocence and ends up owning himself
https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-tries-zillow-prove-kavanaugh-012933947.html

PARENTING
Harvard Study: A Religious Upbringing Is Beneficial for Kids
https://townhall.com//tipsheet/briannaheldt/2018/09/20/untitled-n2520838?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

INSIGHT
My list of former faves keeps growing 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0918/colon092018.php3

EDUCATION
The World Needs More Cowboys || University of Wyoming
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbJXn_he_sg

FLORENCE
Floodwaters Drown Millions of Chickens, Pigs and Turkeys in NC
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/video/floodwaters-drown-5500-hogs-34-million-chickens-and-turkeys-in-nc?pl=pl-the-latest

Florence’s Floodwaters Cause North Carolina Dam to Fail
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/video/florences-floodwaters-cause-north-carolina-dam-to-fail?pl=pl-the-latest

CLIMATE CHANGE
Unprecedented ice loss in Russian ice cap
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180919144910.htm

CYBER SECURITY
Nearly half of cellphone calls will be scams by 2019, report says 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0918/cell_phone_scams.php3

FOREIGN POLICY
US to prioritize attacks against foreign adversaries under new cyber strategy
https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/407670-us-to-launch-offensive-attacks-against-foreign-adversaries-under-new?userid=288549

Has the State Department finally given up on its Palestinian fantasies?
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/has-the-state-department-finally-given-up-on-its-palestinian-fantasies

LAW AND ORDER
Make Sex Crimes Criminal Again
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/sex-crimes-must-be-criminalized-again/

Police Launch International Manhunt for 3D-Printed Gun Activist Cody Wilson
https://www.yahoo.com/news/police-launch-international-manhunt-3d-005050588.html

VENEZUELA
Maduro Enjoys $275 Steak While Venezuelans Starve
https://patriotpost.us/articles/58356?mailing_id=3749&utm_medium=email&utm_source=pp.email.3749&utm_campaign=snapshot&utm_content=body

TERRORISM
Terrorism is down worldwide, but State Department says Iran maintains 'near-global reach' 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0918/terrorism_falling.php3

SCOTUS
It’s time For Republicans To Grow A Pair
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2018/09/20/its-time-for-republicans-to-grow-a-pair-n2520527?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

Ford lawyer proposes testifying next Thursday (... more of the Dem stalling/delaying tactic.  I would bet dollars to donuts that, come Thursday, the Dems will have another stalling move.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/407714-ford-could-testify-thursday-report

In Evaluating Credibility, the Signs Point in Brett Kavanaugh’s Favor
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-assault-allegations-evaluating-credibility/

The only question is did he do it?
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/the-only-question-is-did-brett-kavanaugh-do-it

Christine Blasey Ford's high school classmate: 'Not possible' her friend misidentified Kavanaugh
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/christine-blasey-fords-high-school-classmate-controversy-felt/story?id=57935927&cid=clicksource_interest_band

Kavanaugh Accuser's Classmate Makes New Claim, Then Backtracks, Deletes Everything
https://www.dailywire.com/news/36082/kavanaugh-accusers-classmate-makes-new-claim-then-ryan-saavedra?utm_medium=email&utm_content=092018-news&utm_campaign=position1

The Kavanaugh Allegations Should Be Confronted, Not Ignored 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-allegations-dennis-prager-comments-wrong/

Thanks, TM ... 


POLITICS
Trump ‘October Surprise’ document dump feared by Democrats | FEMA chief was on verge of quitting
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-october-surprise-document-dump-feared-by-democrats-fema-chief-was-on-verge-of-quitting-2018-09-20

Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan Encourages Deep State to Defy President Trump
https://eaglerising.com/62429/ex-cia-chief-john-brennan-encourages-deep-state-to-defy-president-trump/

Blue wave poses governing risks for Dems
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/407529-blue-wave-poses-risks-to-governing-for-dems?userid=288549

Trump Can Still Prevail in the Midterms 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/midterm-elections-president-trump-should-be-cautious/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202018-09-20&utm_term=NR5PM%20Actives

Chicago Officials HALT Obama Library Construction, Reveal Sweetheart Rent Deal
https://www.dailywire.com/news/36066/chicago-officials-halt-obama-library-construction-emily-zanotti?utm_source=cnemail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=092018-news&utm_campaign=position3

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“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.”
           - C. S. Lewis

Thursday, September 20, 2018

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PLATT - MISC News

Democrats, Kavanaugh, and ‘The End of Civilization’ 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-democrat-accusations-not-enough-evidence/

GENERAL INTEREST
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/no-good-deed-goes-unpunished/

Reasoning About Race
https://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2018/09/19/reasoning-about-race-n2519676?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

THE GREAT ESCAPE
Tunnel back in time: Revealed after 67 years, the passage used in Great Escape
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2064068/Tunnel-time-Revealed-67-years-passage-used-Great-Escape.html

Remembering “The Great Escape,” 70 Years Ago
https://www.history.com/news/remembering-the-great-escape-70-years-ago

World War II: The Great Escape 
https://www.thoughtco.com/world-war-ii-the-great-escape-2361492

PHYSICAL HEALTH
Burt Reynolds' Heart Attack
http://www.drmirkin.com/histories-and-mysteries/burt-reynolds-heart-attack.html

MENTAL HEALTH
Tips for Life After Florence, From Those Who’ve Been There
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/reader-center/hurricane-florence-recovery.html?emc=edit_nn_20180919&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180919&te=1

EDUCATION
DeVos's Free-Speech Promotion
https://patriotpost.us/articles/58319?mailing_id=3746&utm_medium=email&utm_source=pp.email.3746&utm_campaign=snapshot&utm_content=body

WEATHER
See Flood Waters Rise Across the Carolinas After Hurricane Florence
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/09/18/us/hurricane-florence-flooding.html?emc=edit_nn_20180919&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180919&te=1

‘It’s Back’: Underwater Yet Again, the Carolinas Face a New Reality
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/us/north-carolina-hurricanes-storms-history.html?emc=edit_nn_20180919&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180919&te=1

ECONOMY
Alfredo Ortiz: “Hispanics Flourishing in Trump Economy”
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/alfredo-ortiz-hispanics-flourishing-trump-economy/?utm_source=ods&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wwr

Congress Finds a New Excuse to Avoid Balancing America’s Books 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/modern-monetary-theory-excuse-to-ignore-deficits-debt/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202018-09-19&utm_term=NR5PM%20Actives

BUSINESS
Ferrari to launch larger car — but don’t call it an SUV
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/ferrari-to-launch-larger-car-but-dont-call-it-an-suv-2018-09-18

ENVIRONMENT
Feel-Good Bans on Straws and Plastic Bags Don’t Help the Ocean
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/plastic-bag-straw-bans-ocean-pollution/

TECHNOLOGY
Amazon’s Face Recognition Falsely Matched 28 Members of Congress With Mugshots
https://www.aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/surveillance-technologies/amazons-face-recognition-falsely-matched-28

DEPT OF JUSTICE
Trump Attacks Sessions: ‘I Don’t Have an Attorney General’ ( ... maybe not but, the USA has a really good one.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/donald-trump-attacks-jeff-sessions-i-dont-have-an-attorney-general/

New Mexico observatory closure stemmed from FBI child porn probe: documents 
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/reuters-new_mexico_observatory_closure_stemmed_from_fbi_ch-newscred2/category/news+

MIDDLE EAST
What Is Hezbollah?
https://www.prageru.com/videos/what-hezbollah

NKOR
North Korea will allow foreign experts to inspect nuclear sites
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/north-korea-will-allow-foreign-experts-to-inspect-nuclear-sites-2018-09-19

SCOTUS
McCaskill to oppose Kavanaugh nomination
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/407506-mccaskill-to-oppose-kavanaugh-nomination?userid=288549

Key GOP senators appear cool to Kavanaugh accuser's demand
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/407507-key-gop-senators-appear-cool-to-kavanaugh-accusers-demand

Kavanaugh’s prep school pal: Ford’s wrong, I was never at party
https://nypost.com/2018/09/19/kavanaughs-prep-school-pal-fords-wrong-i-was-never-at-party/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Brett Kavanaugh's high school yearbook entry touts 'Keg City Club' membership, other references to beer drinking
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/new_york_daily_news-brett_kavanaughs_high_school_yearbook_entry_touts-tca/category/news

POLITICS
Do Democrats Really Want an Outsider? 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/michael-avenatti-michael-bloomberg-democratic-outsider/

Blue Wave Receding? TX GOP Wins Special Election In District Held By Democrats For 139 Years 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/09/19/blue-wave-receding-tx-gop-wins-special-election-in-district-held-by-democrats-fo-n2520371?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

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“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.”
           - C. S. Lewis

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

PLATT - MISC News

GENERAL INTEREST
My nephew tried to school me on cultural appropriation. It didn't end well.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-appropriation-cultural-0830-story.html

The News in Zingers 
http://jewishworldreview.com/0918/hamilton.php3

PROGRESSIVES RUNNING AMOK
The Descent into Progressive Madness 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/progressive-madness-cory-booker-maxine-waters-john-kerry/

EDUCATION
Engineering Education: Social Engineering Rather than Actual Engineering
https://www.jamesgmartin.center/2017/08/engineering-education-social-engineering-rather-actual-engineering/

BUSINESS
Do you really need a subscription to underwear or hot sauce?
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/do-you-really-need-a-subscription-to-underwear-or-hot-sauce-2018-09-18

Coca-Cola is eyeing the cannabis market
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0918/coke_cannabis.php3

DOJ launches criminal probe on Tesla over Elon Musk’s statements: report
https://start.att.net/player/article/fox_business-doj_launches_criminal_probe_on_tesla_over_elon_mus-foxnewshv/category/finance

A long-dormant high-speed rail project meant to connect Las Vegas and Southern California has a new owner
https://start.att.net/news/read/category/news/article/business_insider-a_longdormant_highspeed_rail_project_meant_to_conn-newscred2

ENVIRONMENT
To Prevent 'Major Extinction Crisis,' Scientists Call for Designating Half of Planet as Protected Areas by 2050 
https://www.ecowatch.com/scientist-call-for-designating-half-of-planet-as-protected-areas-2605702433.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=cfcb607f2b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-cfcb607f2b-85328381

SCIENCE
Science 
https://www.nytimes.com/section/science?emc=edit_nn_20180918&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180918&te=1

Say goodbye to scraping ice off your windscreen! Frost resistant material keeps surfaces 90 per cent clear without any chemicals
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6176277/Say-goodbye-scraping-ice-windscreen.html

TECHNOLOGY
The digital age could make the statute of limitations for sex crimes a relic of the past 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-digital-age-could-make-the-statute-of-limitations-for-sex-crimes-a-relic-of-the-past-2018-09-18

MIDDLE EAST
Pocketbook for Terrorists 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/funding-for-terror-supporters-supplements-terrorism/

NKOR
North Korea Agrees to Permanently Dismantle Nuclear Complex If U.S. Takes Corresponding Steps
https://start.att.net/player/category/news/article/time-north_korea_agrees_to_permanently_dismantle_nuclea-vtime

VENEZUELA
The Risks of American Intervention in Venezuela 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/venezuela-crisis-american-intervention-too-risky/

SCOTUS
Brett Kavanaugh’s Kafkaesque Nightmare 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-sexual-assault-allegations-me-too-moment/

Feinstein on Kavanaugh Accusation: ‘I Can’t Say Everything is Truthful’
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/dianne-feinstein-brett-kavanaugh-assault-accusation-veracity/

Another Delay Tactic: Dianne Feinstein is Now Demanding Dozens of Witnesses Testify Against Kavanaugh
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/09/18/dianne-feinstein-is-now-demanding-dozens-of-witnesses-testify-against-kavanaugh-n2520139?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

Kavanaugh’s ex-classmate tells senators he won't testify
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/407296-kavanaughs-classmate-tells-senators-he-wont-testify?rnd=1537303178?userid=288549

Unresolvable questions 
http://jewishworldreview.com/0918/McArdle091818.php3

Brett Kavanaugh In 2015: ‘What Happens At Georgetown Prep Stays At Georgetown Prep’
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brett-kavanaugh-2015-what-happens-at-georgetown-prep-stays-at-georgetown-prep_us_5ba1604de4b013b0977fe138

TRUMPGATE
Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency
https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/407335-exclusive-trump-says-exposing-corrupt-fbi-probe-could-be-crowning-achievement?userid=288549

POLITICS
'Fake News:' Many Republican Voters Don't Believe a Blue Wave is Even Possible. That's a Problem.
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2018/09/18/republican-voters-dont-believe-a-blue-wave-is-possible-thats-a-problem-n2520111?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

Poll: Cruz Leads O’Rourke by Nine Points in Texas Senate Race 
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/poll-ted-cruz-leads-beto-orourke-texas-senate-race/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202018-09-18&utm_term=NR5PM%20Actives

Julia Salazar is just one in a generation of liars
https://nypost.com/2018/09/17/julia-salazar-is-just-one-in-a-generation-of-liars/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app
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“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.”
           - C. S. Lewis