Wednesday, April 17, 2019

PLATT - CURATED News

GENERAL INTEREST
Social media post reveals the unsettling truth about the first little piggy 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0918/zorn090418

Turtle-y amazing: Japanese cafe spends over £200,000 installing a toilet that's surrounded by a huge fish tank
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6923245/Japans-Hipopo-Papa-Cafe-spends-200k-installing-toilet-thats-surrounded-huge-fish-tank.html

Strange ‘unicorn’ sheep saved from death by two cases of beer
https://www.foxnews.com/science/strange-unicorn-sheep-saved-from-death-by-two-cases-of-beer

Posters 1940 to 1969 – l'art et l'automobile
https://arteauto.com/collections/automobile-posters-from-1940-to-1969

PHYSICAL HEALTH
Don’t Count on 23andMe to Detect Most Breast Cancer Risks, Study Warns
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/16/health/23andme-brca-gene-testing.html?emc=edit_ne_20190416&nl=evening-briefing&nlid=5893540820190416&te=1

MENTAL HEALTH
Here’s How to Predict Whether Your Memory Loss Will Be Alzheimer’s
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/heres-how-to-predict-whether-your-memory-loss-will-be-alzheimers/ar-BBVYzbO?ocid=spartandhp

PROGRESSIVES UNHINGED
Preferred Pronouns or Prison
https://www.prageru.com/video/preferred-pronouns-or-prison/

HUMOR
The News in Zingers 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0419/hamilton.php3

BUSINESS
China's $18 Billion Electric Car Bubble Looks Ready to Burst 
https://www.ecowatch.com/china-electic-vehicle-bubble-2634693976.html

WEATHER
AccuWeather's 2019 Atlantic hurricane season forecast 
https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/accuweathers-2019-atlantic-hurricane-season-forecast/ar-BBVzeqs?ocid=spartandhp

ENVIRONMENT
How to Restore a Million Acres of Strip-Mined Land? Bring in the Elk 
https://www.ecowatch.com/central-appalachia-conservation-2634676425.html

SCIENCE
Scientists create entire human heart with 3-D printer for the first time 
https://nypost.com/2019/04/15/scientists-create-entire-human-heart-with-3-d-printer-for-the-first-time/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

PALEONTOLOGY
Palaeontologists’ fury as 'the only juvenile T-Rex in the world' loaned to a museum in Kansas emerges for sale on EBAY for $3 million after the maverick fossil hunter who found it listed it on the site
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6927321/Palaeontologists-fury-juvenile-T-Rex-world-emerges-sale-EBAY.html

CYBER SECURITY
Microsoft's web-based email services breached
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/microsofts-web-based-email-services-breached

FOREIGN POLICY
Trump vetoes measure ending US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/439226-trump-vetoes-resolution-ending-us-support-for-yemen-war

BIG BROTHER
We Built an ‘Unbelievable’ (but Legal) Facial Recognition Machine
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/16/opinion/facial-recognition-new-york-city.html?emc=edit_ne_20190416&nl=evening-briefing&nlid=5893540820190416&te=1

SOCIAL MEDIA
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quits Facebook, calls social media ‘a public health risk’
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-quits-facebook-calls-social-media-a-public-health-risk-2019-04-15

YouTube fact-check algorithm incorrectly tags live broadcast of Notre Dame fire with details of the 9/11 terror attack
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6927219/YouTube-fact-check-algorithm-incorrectly-tags-live-broadcast-Notre-Dame-fire-9-11-attacks.html

MIDDLE EAST
Acknowledging political reality in the Middle East 
https://washingtontimes-dc.newsmemory.com/?token=f3470f964c61775dc27c854c9f74b5df_5cb5f165_5cd1fdb&selDate=20190416&goTo=B01&artid=1&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=washingtontimes-E-Editions&utm_source=washingtontimes&utm_content=Read-Button

POLITICS
To Defend Ilhan Omar, Democrats Use Identity Politics as a Shield 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/ilhan-omar-9-11-comments-democrats-use-identity-politics-as-a-shield/

How Bernie Sanders’s Tax Returns Compare to Those of Other Candidates
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/14/us/politics/2020-candidates-tax-returns.html

Nancy Pelosi takes ANOTHER shot at AOC and says a 'glass of water with a D next to it' could have won the 29-year-old's seat before warning her not to 'menace' voters
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6927283/Nancy-Pelosi-takes-shot-AOC-says-glass-water-D-win-seat.html

For Democrats, Ilhan Omar Is a Complicated Figure to Defend
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/16/us/politics/ilhan-omar-democrats.html?emc=edit_ne_20190416&nl=evening-briefing&nlid=5893540820190416&te=1

Dems see lane to Buttigieg victory
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/439192-dems-see-lane-to-buttigieg-victory


-- 
"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)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

PLATT - CURATED News

GENERAL INTEREST
Marine running in honor of his fallen comrades crawls to the finish line of the Boston Marathon
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/cnn-marine_running_in_honor_of_his_fallen_comrades_cra-cnn2/category/news

HEALTH CARE
Bernie Sanders gets support for 'Medicare for All' proposal from Fox News audience
https://www.yahoo.com/news/bernie-sanders-gets-support-for-medicare-for-all-proposal-from-fox-news-audience-000818996.html

HUMOR
The News in Zingers
http://jewishworldreview.com/0419/hamilton.php3

EDUCATION
Go to a Cheap College — or None at All
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/college-degrees-life-skills-apprenticeships/

BUSINESS
Ex-Communist Nations Suffer from Central-Planning Woes, Still
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/slovakia-communist-central-planning-mindset/

Open-plan offices are making us less social
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0419/bershidsky041519.php3

WOTUS
Judicial Watch: Supreme Court Moves to Overturn Conviction of Veteran Fined and Jailed for Digging Ponds on his Rural Montana Property
https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-supreme-court-moves-to-overturn-conviction-of-veteran-fined-and-jailed-for-digging-ponds-on-his-rural-montana-property/

ENERGY
Tverberg: The True Feasibility Of Moving Away From Fossil Fuels
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-11/tverberg-true-feasibility-moving-away-fossil-fuels

Workers begin removing fuel from Fukushima nuclear reactor
https://nypost.com/2019/04/15/workers-begin-removing-fuel-from-fukushima-nuclear-reactor/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

LAW AND THE COURTS
Man sues parents for throwing away his $26K porn collection
https://nypost.com/2019/04/14/man-sues-parents-for-throwing-away-his-26k-porn-collection/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

ASSANGE
This photo got Julian Assange kicked out of Ecuadorian embassy
https://nypost.com/2019/04/14/this-photo-got-julian-assange-kicked-out-of-ecuadorian-embassy/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

IMMIGRATION
White House Considers Cracking Down on Home Countries of Migrants Who Overstay Their Visas
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/white-house-considers-cracking-down-on-home-countries-of-migrants-who-overstay-their-visas/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202019-04-15&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart

'The System is On Fire:' Media Forced to Acknowledge 'Breaking Point' in Border Crisis, With No End in Sight
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/04/15/msm-yes-the-border-crisis-is-real-and-getting-worse-n2544753?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

TRUMPGATE


POLITICS
Will the real Joe Biden please stand up? — and other commentary
https://nypost.com/2019/04/14/will-the-real-joe-biden-please-stand-up-and-other-commentary/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

-- 
"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)

PLATT - CURATED News

GENERAL INTEREST
How to Improve Your Memory (Even if You Can’t Find Your Car Keys)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/smarter-living/how-to-improve-your-memory-even-if-you-cant-find-your-car-keys.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

You've been cooking pasta all wrong! Experts reveal why the 'authentic' al dente texture is a myth - and the reason you should NEVER add more than a spoonful of sauce
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6872245/How-cook-traditional-Italian-dishes-home.html

Watch All of These Pieces Become a Single Motorcycle 
https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/motorcycles/watch-all-of-these-pieces-become-a-single-motorcycle/ar-BBVTfHs?ocid=spartandhp

HEALTH
A User Manual for Your Knees
https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/a-guide-to-your-knees?smid=nytcore-ios-share&redirect=true

PROGRESSIVES RUNNING AMOK
Trolling of Bill Barr shows how language is twisted to politics
https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/438745-trolling-of-bill-barr-shows-how-language-is-twisted-to-politics

Democrats’ Foolishness Sweepstakes 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/democratic-party-2020-candidates-proposals/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WIR%20-%20Sunday%202019-04-14&utm_term=WIR-Smart

BUSINESS
Executives Must Be the Adults in the Room
See the second Wall Street Journal article, below.

ENERGY
Green New Deal has a dirty secret
https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/438754-green-new-deal-has-a-dirty-secret

AVIATION
A Private Jet May Break the Sound Barrier
See the third Wall Street Journal article, below.

CHIROPTOLOGY
Muscle power: Bats power take-off using recycled energy
https://phys.org/news/2013-07-muscle-power-take-off-recycled-energy.html

SPACE
It may sound incredible but the Pillars of Creation don't exist anymore
https://gizmodo.com/it-sounds-incredible-but-the-pillars-of-creation-dont-e-1677857108

ENERGY
One way to save the planet: Build more nuclear plants 
https://nypost.com/2019/04/13/one-way-to-save-the-planet-build-more-nuclear-plants/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

CYBER SECURITY
Hackers are stealing millions in Bitcoin — and living like big shots
https://nypost.com/2019/04/13/hackers-are-stealing-millions-in-bitcoin-and-living-like-big-shots/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

DEFENSE
This Country Has a Choice to Make: F-35s, F/A-18 Super Hornets or a European Fighter
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/country-has-choice-make-f-35s-fa-18-super-hornets-or-european-fighter-52487

An F-35 Will Never be Alone: Russia Seems to Warn America's Stealth Fighter
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/f-35-will-never-be-alone-russia-seems-warn-americas-stealth-fighter-52472

You Will Get Shot Down: Why America's Stealth F-22 and F-35 Can't Be Matched
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/you-will-get-shot-down-why-americas-stealth-f-22-and-f-35-cant-be-matched-52477

LAW AND THE COURTS
Why Isn’t Assange Charged with ‘Collusion with Russia’? 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/why-isnt-assange-charged-with-collusion-with-russia/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WIR%20-%20Sunday%202019-04-14&utm_term=WIR-Smart

MEDIA


IMMIGRATION
Texas oasis of wealth and luxury thrives on trafficking near border
https://nypost.com/2019/04/13/texas-oasis-of-wealth-and-luxury-thrives-on-trafficking-near-border/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

TERRORISM
The West’s Foreign Fighter Problem
See the first Wall Street Journal article, below.

POLITICS
With Polls and Private Meetings, Republicans Craft Blunt Messaging to Paint Democrats as Extreme
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/us/politics/democrats-republicans-2020.html

Rashida Tlaib claims Dem leadership uses party’s minority members as tokens of diversity
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rashida-tlaib-claims-dem-leadership-uses-partys-minority-members-as-tokens-of-diversity

McConnell lays out agenda as House bills pile up
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/438724-mcconnell-lays-out-agenda-as-house-bills-pile-up

-- 

"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)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-wests-foreign-fighter-problem-11555110979?emailToken=eccc243f3145f2badf5d58424ec876f1nQ8V4YmlgdeqvBaFcSqgWHSCTUo3QyxXtMFUOq6b0r06H1b2uP2PjCXAyfJvqemKc05yUZpmyiQK8IyFfyzWsw%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share

The West’s Foreign Fighter Problem

Some in Europe won’t take them back, endangering the world.

April 12, 2019 7:16 p.m. ET

A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces stands on the back of a pick-up truck, with a weapon installed on it, in Qamishli, Syria, March 30.
 Photo: ali hashisho/Reuters
With Islamic State’s physical caliphate destroyed, the West faces an urgent challenge: what to do with foreign fighters and their families. Mishandling the problem could create decades of security threats in the U.S. and Europe, and several American allies are bungling this test.

PLATT - CURATED News

GENERAL INTEREST
Cassowary kills man at farm near Alachua
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/the_gainesville_sun-cassowary_kills_man_at_farm_near_alachua-tca/category/news

This Is What We Do - Backwoods Edition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3R2pmRno5A

Suspended Move of four 400 ton retired generators from Southern CA to Clive, UT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-xEFR9-T5I

She’s the Thread Running Through a Five-Decade-Old Sewing Class
See the second Wall Street Journal article, below.

A perfume bottle shaped like a grenade. A pocket-sized pitchfork: TSA's social media highlight weird stuff in travelers' bags
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/weird/ct-tsa-confiscated-items-20190401-story.html

Bald eagles are taking trash from a Seattle landfill and dumping it into suburban yards
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/04/bald-eagles-are-taking-trash-f.html

Skier Spots Rare Snownado in Colorado
https://weather.com/storms/winter/video/skier-spots-rare-snownado-in-colorado?pl=pl-latest-forecasts

DARWIN AWARD CANDIDATE
Man almost has his arm ripped off by a lioness after trying to stroke it in its cage as his horrified wife looks on in South Africa
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6914873/Man-arm-ripped-lioness-trying-pet-South-Africa.html

HEALTH
A deadly infection is sweeping some NY hospitals — but health officials won’t say where 
https://nypost.com/2019/04/12/a-deadly-infection-is-sweeping-some-ny-hospitals-but-health-officials-wont-say-where/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

How to Follow the New Advice on Daily Aspirin
https://www.aarp.org/health/drugs-supplements/info-2019/preventive-aspirin-recommendations.html

EDUCATION
Homer Meets Generation Z 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/classical-literature-study-homer-the-iliad-modern-technology/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Saturday%202019-04-13&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart

GEOGRAPHY
Northeast megalopolis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_megalopolis

FINANCIAL
Alan Greenspan Says Economy Will Start to Fade ‘Very Dramatically
https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/alan-greenspan-says-economy-will-start-to-fade-very-dramatically/

CLIMATE CHANGE
The Case for a Green ‘No Deal’
See the first Wall Street Journal article, below.

TECHNOLOGY
Shocking report reveals more than 60,000 donated iPhones were SCRAPPED in the last three years because the anti-theft activation lock was left on, leaving them useless
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6917339/Without-turning-feature-donated-iPhone-straight-scrap-pile.html

CYBER SECURITY
Hacker group leaks hundreds of law officer records 
https://nypost.com/2019/04/13/hacker-group-leaks-hundreds-of-law-officer-records/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

FOREIGN POLICY
Trump sends warm greetings to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un via Twitter
https://nypost.com/2019/04/13/trump-sends-warm-greetings-to-north-koreas-kim-jong-un-via-twitter/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

IMMIGRATION
Congress opens door to fraught immigration talks
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/438708-congress-opens-door-to-fraught-immigration-talks

US can keep sending asylum-seekers back to Mexico: court ruling 
https://nypost.com/2019/04/13/us-can-keep-sending-asylum-seekers-back-to-mexico-court-ruling/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Migrants break border gate, force their way into Mexico 
https://nypost.com/2019/04/13/migrants-break-border-gate-force-their-way-into-mexico/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/what_i_learned_in_peace_corps_in_africa_trump_is_right.html

POLITICS
The BDS Movement Is a Cleverly Disguised Campaign to Destroy Israel
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/the-bds-movement-is-a-cleverly-disguised-campaign-to-destroy-israel/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Saturday%202019-04-13&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart

Mitch McConnell is getting sick of Donald Trump's bad nominees
https://start.att.net/news/read/category/news/article/cnn-mitch_mcconnell_is_getting_sick_of_donald_trumps_b-cnn2


-- 
"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)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-case-for-a-green-no-deal-11555021957?emailToken=d2707788d5bb6923caa53c12d261ec42PsuGxAWcj9Ejjn+dmUNDDQinq2bIHbXc2zXW6d1RRzK/hKljdoIGxlRJNwW2c1yVXmQ49ImwYQuJXqkQ7UN9ZQ%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share

The Case for a Green ‘No Deal’

Climate alarmism isn’t popular with the public, so Republicans don’t need an alternative.

April 11, 2019 6:32 p.m. ET

Emissions rise from a coal-fired power station behind a temple in Tongling, China, Jan. 16.
 Photo: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News