Sunday, September 23, 2018

PLATT - MISC News

GENERAL INTEREST

Decaffeination 101: Four Ways to Decaffeinate Coffee
https://coffeeconfidential.org/health/decaffeination/

'My private classic car collection is Europe's largest'
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-43656876/my-private-classic-car-collection-is-europe-s-largest

Retired man unearths huge nugget in Goldfields region of Western Australia
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/companies/retired-man-unearths-huge-nugget-in-goldfields-region-of-western-australia/news-story/c232744363c03cbf1f5d95e3ed1eb543

Britain from above: From huge factories to quaint villages and rolling hills, stunning aerial photographs capture unique perspectives of the country's most striking landscapes
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6154439/Royal-Geographical-Society-aerial-photos-capture-unique-perspectives-Britain.html

HEALTH
Mother Shares Last Words Of Daughter In Fatal Texting Crash: 'It Hurts So Bad Mom'
https://start.att.net/player/article/geobeats-mother_shares_last_words_of_daughter_in_fatal_text-velephant/category/news

8 Conditions That Could Explain Your Sudden Weight Gain 
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/health-8_conditions_that_could_explain_your_sudden_weight-rtime/category/lifestyle

A Woman’s Swollen Pinky Finger Turned Out to Be a Rare Deadly Infection 
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/health-a_womans_swollen_pinky_finger_turned_out_to_be_a_r-rtime/category/lifestyle

At Least 47 Dogs Died After PetSmart Grooming 
http://www.newser.com/story/264923/at-least-47-dogs-died-after-petsmart-grooming.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=att&utm_campaign=rss_us_syn

BUSINESS
Praise For Google’s ‘Jobs for Veterans’ Initiative
https://townhall.com/columnists/erichreimer/2018/09/22/praise-for-googles-jobs-for-veterans-initiative-n2521349?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

GOVERNMENT
Shrinking Government Is America’s Only Choice
https://townhall.com/columnists/jakehoffman/2018/09/22/shrinking-government-is-americas-only-choice-n2521200?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

ENVIRONMENT
How mosquitoes spread microplastics
https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/mosquitoes-spreading-microplastics?utm_source=Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=e8f960b4b4-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_FRI921_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fcbff2e256-e8f960b4b4-41356281

ARCHAEOLOGY
Who’s a Good Archaeologist? Dog Digs Up Trove of Bronze Age Relics
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dog-uncovers-trove-bronze-age-relics-czech-republic-180970324/

IMMIGRATION
NumbersUSA
https://www.numbersusa.com/

Yale Study: Twice as Many Undocumented Immigrants as Previously Thought in U.S.
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/immigration-study-finds-nearly-twice-as-many-undocumented/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=180921_G-File&utm_term=GFile

SCOTUS
Long-Time Friend of Christine Blasey Ford Contradicts Her on Party 
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/christine-blasey-ford-friend-contradicts-her-on-party/

POLITICS
Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/407888-five-takeaways-from-cruz-orourkes-fiery-first-debate

Could Kavanaugh furor spark another ‘year of the woman’?
https://thehill.com/homenews/the-memo/407921-the-memo-could-kavanaugh-furor-spark-another-year-of-the-woman?userid=288549
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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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GENERAL INTEREST
The Week in Good News: Berlin Marathon, Doctor Who, Pizza for the Troops
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/briefing/the-week-in-good-news-berlin-marathon-doctor-who.html?emc=edit_nn_20180921&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180921&te=1

Here’s why gas is sold in gallons but engines are sized in liters
https://mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.src=ym&reason=myc#7876837040

News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Week’s Headlines (7 out of 11)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/09/21/briefing/21weeklynewsquiz.html?emc=edit_nn_20180921&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180921&te=1

HEALTH
68 people left partially or totally BLIND after botched cataract cure was injected into their eyeballs
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6194893/68-people-left-BLIND-botched-cataract-cure-injected-eyeballs.html

The FDA says your pet’s flea and tick treatment could cause neurological damage 
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/bgr-the_fda_says_your_pets_flea_and_tick_treatment_cou-rpenskemc/category/lifestyle

________ RUNNING AMOK
Professor draws ire after declining to help student study in Israel
https://nypost.com/2018/09/20/professor-draws-ire-after-declining-to-help-student-study-in-israel/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Booker Called Out For 'Groping' Drunk Female While He Was A Teenager, Report Says
https://www.dailywire.com/news/36121/bookers-opposition-kavanaugh-called-out-over-his-ryan-saavedra?utm_source=cnemail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=092118-news&utm_campaign=position1

INSIGHT
March For Our Lives Founder Leaves Group, Regrets Trying to ‘Embarrass’ Rubio 
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/march-for-our-lives-founder-leaves-group-regrets-trying-to-embarrass-rubio/

FINANCIAL
Freezing Credit Will Now Be Free. Here’s Why You Should Go for It.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/14/your-money/credit-freeze-free.html?emc=edit_nn_20180921&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180921&te=1

What Is Your World Income Percentile Ranking?
https://finance.townhall.com/columnists/politicalcalculations/2016/10/07/what-is-your-world-income-percentile-ranking-n2228882?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

SCIENCE
Mathematics meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythms
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180920115521.htm

ARACHNOLOGY
'Partying' Spiders Blanket Greek Beach on 1,000-Foot Cobweb 
https://www.ecowatch.com/partying-spiders-in-greece-2606579843.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=de8156c57d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-de8156c57d-85328381

TECHNOLOGY
Google workers mulled manipulating search-engine results in wake of Trump’s travel ban
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/google-workers-mulled-manipulating-search-engine-results-in-wake-of-trumps-travel-ban-2018-09-20

CHINA
China warns the West: Ships near South China Sea islands ‘must be stopped’
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/china-warns-the-west-ships-near-south-china-sea-islands-must-be-stopped

China opens embassy in Dominican Republic after break with Taiwan
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-dominican-diplomacy-china/china-opens-embassy-in-dominican-republic-after-break-with-taiwan-idUSKCN1M12IF

SCOTUS
Democrat Senator Reveals What They'll Do To Kavanaugh If He's Confirmed And They Win In November
https://www.dailywire.com/news/36136/democrat-senator-reveals-what-theyll-do-kavanaugh-ryan-saavedra?utm_source=cnemail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=092118-news&utm_campaign=position2

Grassley extends deadline for Kavanaugh accuser to decide on testifying
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/407895-grassley-extends-deadline-for-kavanaugh-accuser-to-decide-on-testifying

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski Just Got Even More Pressure To Vote Against Brett Kavanaugh
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lisa-murkowski-kavanaugh-walker_us_5ba4058ae4b0181540db7607

Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis says she was sexually assaulted and can’t remember certain details — just like Christine Blasey Ford
https://www.businessinsider.com/patti-davis-sexual-assault-defends-christine-blasey-ford-kavanaugh-accuser-2018-9

Thanks, TM ... 


TRUMPGATE
Report: Rosenstein Considered Secretly Recording Trump to Bolster Impeachment Case 
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/rod-rosenstein-considered-secretly-recording-donald-trump-bolster-impeachment-case/

POLITICS
Censure Dianne Feinstein 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/kavanaugh-hearings-dianne-feinstein-senate-should-censure/

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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

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

O'r the land of the FREE

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