Thursday, May 24, 2018

PLATT - MISC News


GENERAL INTEREST
Remembering a true polymath 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0518/carter052318.php3

• Constantin Reliu, 63, appealed unsuccessfully to a court in Barlad, Romania, in March to overturn a death certificate that his wife had obtained after not hearing from him for more than a decade.  According to The Guardian, Reliu left Romania for Turkey in 1992 to look for employment, but neglected to keep in touch with his family.  In 2003, Reliu's wife, believing he had died in an earthquake in Turkey, argued in court for a death certificate, which didn't come to light until Reliu was deported back to Romania because of expired papers in Turkey.  Upon his arrival, immigration officers explained to Reliu that he had died in 2003. His appeal failed, as the court maintained he was too late, and the ruling is final, leaving Reliu in an odd state of limbo.  "I am officially dead, although I'm alive," Reliu told Romanian media outlets. "I have no income and because I am listed dead, I can't do anything." [The Guardian, 3/16/2018] 

The Religion of Racism
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/270161/religion-racism-daniel-greenfield

Thanks, TM ...

BUSINESS
Opinion: Deal or no deal, the bilateral trade deficit with China is a phony issue 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/deal-or-no-deal-the-bilateral-trade-deficit-with-china-is-a-phony-issue-2018-05-23

CLIMATE CHANGE
National Park Service Releases Climate Report That Officials Tried to Censor 
https://www.ecowatch.com/national-park-service-climate-change-2571033658.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=0f6ae34f2b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-0f6ae34f2b-85328381

By getting serious about limiting global warming, the world could save itself more than $20 trillion
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-global-warming-costs-20180523-story.html

ENERGY
World's Largest Battery and Rapid-Charge Network Launches to Accelerate EV Adoption 
https://www.ecowatch.com/renewable-energy-network-london-2571350395.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=0f6ae34f2b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-0f6ae34f2b-85328381

ZOOLOGY
Louis, an 18-year-old male gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo, appears to be something of a germophobe, according to the Associated Press.  When he is carrying food, 6-foot-tall Louis walks on his hind legs, like a human, rather than leaning forward on his front knuckles, as gorillas usually do.  Zoo curator Michael Stern says workers installed a fire hose over a mud puddle in Louis' yard, which he crosses like a tightrope to avoid getting his feet dirty.  Stern says in the wild, gorillas may stand up on their hind feet to reach food or wade in a swamp, but only for a few seconds. [The Associated Press, 3/16/2018] 

HERPETOLOGY
Hunters bag 1,000 pythons in Florida Everglades
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-florida-python-hunt-20180522-story.html

LAW ENFORCEMENT
Of the 27 Deadliest Mass Shooters, 26 of Them Had One Thing in Common
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markmeckler/2018/02/27-deadliest-mass-shooters-26-one-thing-common/

A pig in a policecar! Stalker beast taken into custody after 911 called. 'Victim' and cops were both sober 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0518/pig_911.php3

IMMIGRATION
GOP dissidents on cusp of forcing immigration votes
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/388914-gop-dissidents-on-cusp-of-forcing-immigration-votes?userid=288549

NORK
‘North Korea Is A Cyber Super Power:’ Former ROK Commander
https://breakingdefense.com/2018/05/north-korea-is-a-cyber-super-power-former-rok-commander/?utm_campaign=Breaking%20Defense%20Land&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63156909&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8sO4dbcuO96nNE3YEI6icUaG5MaXJxrDEftt9xch_CXo0ypF-iKiddxUXVonZzHTk42uL8pEXyF62GXrAjhWjh0Q1PdA&_hsmi=63156909

ELECTIONGATE
The Real Origination Story of the Trump-Russia Investigation
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/trump-russia-investigation-obama-administration-origins/

Separating Conspiracy from Reality in the Trump–Russia Investigation
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/trump-russia-investigation-separating-conspiracy-from-reality/

Former Obama Intel Czar: 'A Good Thing' The FBI Was Spying On Trump Campaign. Also, They Weren't Spying  ["There was no spy, there was just an informant trying to gather information under false pretenses."]  
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/05/23/former-obama-intel-czar-its-a-good-thing-the-fbi-was-spying-on-trump-campaign-also-they-werent-spying-n2483618?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=

POLITICS
From Russia With Love
http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/williams052318.php3

-- "But there is no turning time, inexorably it moves from under you; what you were yesterday is fixed for always, making its mark on what you are today, what you will be tomorrow" - From "The Horizontal Man" by Helen Eustis

PLATT- MISC News


GENERAL INTEREST
The News in Zingers
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0518/hamilton.php3

Proud mom orders 'Summa Cum Laude' cake online. Publix censors it to 'Summa . . . Laude. 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0518/cum_cake.php3

An Army sergeant overseas was told his baby died at birth. It was a lie and part of a cruel scheme
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0518/baby_dead_scheme.php3

BUSINESS
Republicans think Trump is losing trade war
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/388913-republicans-think-trump-is-losing-trade-war?userid=288549

SPORTS
The NFL Is Reportedly Considering Penalties For Players Who Kneel During the National Anthem 
http://start.att.net/news/read/category/news/article/fortune-the_nfl_is_reportedly_considering_penalties_for_pl-rtime

ENVIRONMENT
Controversial Kangaroo Cull Underway in Canberra
https://www.ecowatch.com/kangaroo-cull-canberra-2570795213.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=adb7d7cd4a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-adb7d7cd4a-85328381

Great Places
https://support.nature.org/site/SPageNavigator/supporter/acs_newsletter.html?nsid=GPN_fill1_1&src=e.lead.nurture.general.wklyemail1.x&s_src=acs.nurture.wklyemail1.x&s_subsrc=general&deliveryName=DM4762

SCIENCE
https://www.nytimes.com/section/science?emc=edit_nn_20180522&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180522&te=1

PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS RUNNING AMOK
Meet The Los Angeles Firefighter Who Earned $300,000 In Overtime...By Working More Hours Than There Are In A Year
https://www.dailywire.com/news/30928/meet-los-angeles-firefighter-who-earned-300000-ben-shapiro?utm_source=shapironewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=052218-news&utm_campaign=position1

NORK
Trump says summit with North Korea ‘may not work out’ for June 12
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/22/mike-pence-warns-kim-jong-un-shouldnt-try-play-don/

Trump: We Aren't Promising North Korea a Deal
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/05/22/trump-we-arent-promising-north-korea-a-deal-n2483245?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=

ELECTIONGATE
Yes, a Reasonable Prosecutor Would Have Ordered an Investigation of the Trump Campaign
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/russia-investigation-robert-mueller-reach-natural-conclusion/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202018-05-22&utm_term=NR5PM%20Actives

POLITICS
Oh My: GOP Surges to 2018 Generic Ballot Lead in New Reuters Poll
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2018/05/22/more-good-polling-news-for-gop-n2482775?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=

-- "But there is no turning time, inexorably it moves from under you; what you were yesterday is fixed for always, making its mark on what you are today, what you will be tomorrow" - From "The Horizontal Man" by Helen Eustis

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

PLATT - MISC News

GENERAL INTEREST
What to Pack in Your New York City Survival Kit
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/18/nyregion/new-york-city-survival-kit.html?emc=edit_nn_20180521&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180521&te=1

Are Americans Too Attached to Their Pets?
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/americans-pets-too-attached/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202018-05-21&utm_term=NR5PM%20Actives

HEALTH
Graphene 'stimulation' could selectively kill off cancer cells
https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/21/graphene-stimulation-could-selectively-kill-off-cancer-cells/

PROGRESSIVES RUNNING AMOK
Oh, Dear God -- Feminist Warns of 'Conservative Appropriation'
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2018/05/20/oh-dear-god--feminists-warns-of-conservative-appropriation-n2482527?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

Playing the Black Card
https://www.prageru.com/videos/playing-black-card

BUSINESS
Smug Seattle to mom and pop landlords: Criminals are welcome! Your rights not so much
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/05/21/smug-seattle-to-mom-and-pop-landlords-criminals-are-welcome-your-rights-not-so-much.html

Trump signs repeal of auto-loan policy that targeted racial bias
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/388636-trump-signs-repeal-of-auto-loan-policy-targeting-racial-bias?rnd=1526925396?userid=288549

SCIENCE
Mathematicians Disprove Conjecture Made to Save Black Holes
https://www.quantamagazine.org/mathematicians-disprove-conjecture-made-to-save-black-holes-20180517/

DEMOGRAPHICS
US Fertility Rates Have Plummeted Into Uncharted Territory, And Nobody Knows Why (I would surely give second thought to bringing a child into today's effed up world. I am truly concerned for my grandkids.)
https://www.sciencealert.com/us-birth-rate-hits-record-low-fertility-plummets-uncharted-territory-cdc-decline?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=26701f4ed7-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-26701f4ed7-365889541

America's dying whites: Caucasian death rate now outstrips the birth rate in a third of states
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3984874/More-whites-die-born-states-New-research-reveals-changing-demographics-amidst-soaring-Caucasian-death-rates.html

MELITTOLOGY
How to Build a Native Bee Hotel
https://www.ecowatch.com/native-bee-hotel-2569426624.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=4b0bf34fdc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-4b0bf34fdc-85328381

TECHNOLOGY
A Clever Fix to the Biggest Climate Problem
https://www.ecowatch.com/phononic-fridge-2569712764.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=4b0bf34fdc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-4b0bf34fdc-85328381

CYBER SECURITY
Banks Adopt Military-Style Tactics to Fight Cybercrime
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/20/business/banks-cyber-security-military.html?emc=edit_nn_20180521&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180521&te=1

Millions of iPhone Users Are Suing Google for Collecting Their Personal Data
http://start.att.net/news/read/article/fortune-millions_of_iphone_users_are_suing_google_for_coll-rtime/category/finance

DEFENSE
Russia, China Would Destroy U.S. Command Aircraft on 'Day 1' of War, Air Force Warns
http://www.newsweek.com/russia-china-would-destroy-us-command-aircraft-day-1-war-air-force-warns-937013?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=yahoo_news&utm_campaign=rss&utm_content=937013

The US Needs A ‘Coast Guard’ For Space: Semper Paratus Exteriores Spatium
https://breakingdefense.com/2018/05/the-us-needs-a-coast-guard-for-space-semper-paratus-exteriores-spatium/

LAW ENFORCEMENT
Truck's fuel tank hid $90M worth of liquid meth; 2 men arrested
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/20/trucks-fuel-tank-hid-90m-worth-liquid-meth-2-men-arrested.html

Wine Ponzi Scheme
https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/wine-ponzi-scheme

MEDIA
The Media See Only One Collusion Story
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/media-coverage-trump-russia-collusion-story-ignores-doj-fbi-hillary-collusion/

IRAN
Pompeo: U.S. to Implement ‘Strongest Sanctions in History’ Against Iran
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/mike-pompeo-iran-strongest-sanctions-us-history-coming/

NORK
With North Korea, This Time Is Different
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/north-korean-negotiations-success-is-possible/

ELECTIONGATE
Suspected FBI informant in Trump campaign reportedly sought senior role in administration
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/21/stefan-halper-suspected-fbi-informant-trump-campai/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20180326&utm_term=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert

DOJ, Trump reach deal on expanded Russia review
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/388676-doj-agrees-to-probe-tactics-fbi-used-with-trump-campaign?rnd=1526925396?userid=288549

Mark Penn turns on Clintons, denounces Mueller probe as ‘deep-state’ quasi-coup
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/21/mark-penn-turns-clintons-denounces-robert-mueller-/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20180326&utm_term=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert

SCOTUS
Kennedy retirement rumors shift into overdrive
http://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/388413-kennedy-retirement-rumors-shift-into-overdrive?userid=288549

POLITICS
Don Blankenship announces spoiler’s bid in West Virginia Senate race
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/21/don-blankenship-announces-spoilers-bid-west-virgin/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20180326&utm_term=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert

Liberal Lies And Slanders Are A Slippery Slope To Trouble
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/05/21/liberal-lies-and-slanders-are-a-slippery-slope-to-trouble-n2482631

-- 
"But there is no turning time, inexorably it moves from under you; what you were
yesterday is fixed for always, making its mark on what you are today, what you will
be tomorrow"
          -  From "The Horizontal Man" by Helen Eustis

Monday, May 21, 2018

PLATT - MISC News

GENERAL INTEREST
This Crazy Conspiracy Theory About "The Berenstein Bears" Will Blow Your Mind
http://start.att.net/news/read/article/seventeen-mind_blowing_the_berenstein_bears_conspiracy-rhearst/category/lifestyle

HEALTH
The Ebola superhighway: Why the new outbreak terrifies public health authorities
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/388401-the-ebola-superhighway-why-a-new-outbreak-terrifies-public-health

PROGRESSIVES RUNNING AMOK
Principal Apologizes To Black Students Over 'Party Like It's 1776' Prom Theme
https://www.yahoo.com/news/principal-apologizes-black-students-over-140303282.html

BUSINESS
Mnuchin says US has deal with China to cut trade deficit, will hold off on tariffs
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/20/mnuchin-says-us-has-deal-with-china-to-cut-trade-deficit-will-hold-off-on-tariffs.html

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS
Obama Education secretary: Pull children out of schools until gun laws change
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/388468-obama-education-secretary-pull-children-out-of-schools-until

TECHNOLOGY
Post-Zuckerberg, tech CEOs under pressure to testify
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/388415-post-zuckerberg-tech-ceos-under-pressure-to-testify?userid=288549

DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY
Explosive Reactive Armour Explained
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUVnNk0aJBE

MEDIA
Port in the Storm...of War
https://townhall.com/columnists/pauljacob/2018/05/20/port-in-the-storm--of-war-n2482460?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

MIDDLE EAST
Israel Has the Right and Obligation to Defend Its Border with Deadly Force
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/israel-has-right-obligation-defend-border-with-deadly-force/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WIR%20-%20Sunday%202018-05-20&utm_term=VDHM

ELECTIONGATE
CNN’s Jake Tapper presses Democrat for evidence Trump campaign colluded with Russia
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/20/jake-tapper-cnn-presses-mark-warner-evidence-trump/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20180326&utm_term=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert

Giuliani says he has rare understanding of Trump and can ‘get the best out of him’
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/20/rudy-giuliani-donald-trump-attorney-says-he-unders/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20180326&utm_term=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert

After year of investigation, Trump can rightly claim some vindication
http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/388436-after-year-of-investigation-trump-can-rightly-claim-some-vindication

POLITICS
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Wins Disputed Election Marked By Voting Irregularities
http://start.att.net/news/read/category/news/article/time-venezuelan_president_nicolas_maduro_wins_disputed-rtime

-- 
"But there is no turning time, inexorably it moves from under you; what you were
yesterday is fixed for always, making its mark on what you are today, what you will
be tomorrow"
          -  From "The Horizontal Man" by Helen Eustis

Sunday, May 20, 2018

PLATT - MISC News

GENERAL INTEREST

THE HOLY BOOK OF UNIVERSAL TRUTHS, (Kimball's Unauthorized Perversion)
http://xenohistorian.faithweb.com/holybook/articles/Spengler.html

How You Eat An Oreo May Reveal Your Personality
http://start.att.net/player/category/lifestyle/article/geobeats-how_you_eat_an_oreo_may_reveal_your_personality-velephant


The WIRE: Your week in review
https://personalliberty.com/wire-week-review-20-94/

ENVIRONMENT
One-Third of Protected Areas 'Highly Degraded' By Humans, Study Finds 
https://www.ecowatch.com/protected-areas-degraded-by-humans-2569960309.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=b9b85610ed-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-b9b85610ed-85328381

NATIONAL SECURITY
DoD, White House Likely To Fight Chinese Monopoly on Rare Earth Minerals
https://breakingdefense.com/2018/05/dod-white-house-likely-to-fight-chinese-monopoly-on-rare-earth-minerals/?utm_campaign=Raytheon%20Space%20Symposium%20&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=63055332&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8yCBB1IK1O98-rh-7iSJHuHIz8CNGf-R1rZhkUFXEUmyG45nnCElad-BuzE1VNZEfEIJhpshBZTUsJ5Sb6S1adzQ9XKQ&_hsmi=63055332

LAW ENFORCEMENT
The Merced Pitchfork Murders
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2003/11/richard-poe/the-merced-pitchfork-murders/

MEDIA
LISTEN: 26-Year-Old Former Prison Inmate Blows Away Rush Limbaugh In Epic Call: 'You Saved My Life'
https://www.dailywire.com/news/30829/listen-26-year-old-former-prison-inmate-blows-rush-amanda-prestigiacomo?utm_medium=email&utm_content=051918-news&utm_campaign=position2

IMMIGRATION
Outside the Defensible Perimeter
https://amgreatness.com/2018/05/18/outside-the-defensible-perimeter/

Cutting welfare to illegal aliens would pay for Trump’s wall
https://nypost.com/2018/03/10/cutting-welfare-to-illegal-aliens-would-pay-for-trumps-wall/

IRAN
What's Next for Trump's Iran Strategy?
https://patriotpost.us/articles/55931-whats-next-for-trumps-iran-strategy

NORK
U.S. Scrapped Training Exercise With South Korea Involving B-52s
https://www.wsj.com/article_email/u-s-scrapped-training-exercise-with-south-korea-involving-b-52s-1526651491-lMyQjAxMTI4MzE0OTMxODkyWj/

MIDDLE EAST GATE
Middle East Countries May Have Helped Trump Win Election 
http://start.att.net/news/read/article/newser-mueller_update_trump_jr_had_meeting_with_middle_ea-rnewsernor/category/news

RUSSIAGATE
Top Intel Dem warns Republicans: Don't try to out FBI source
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/388425-top-intel-dem-warns-republicans-dont-try-to-out-fbi-source

POLITICS
Political Left & Political Right Wage a Modern-Day Civil War For America’s Soul
https://www.ammoland.com/2018/05/political-left-political-right-wage-a-modern-day-civil-war-for-americas-soul/#axzz5FyGCRai5


-- 
"But there is no turning time, inexorably it moves from under you; what you were
yesterday is fixed for always, making its mark on what you are today, what you will
be tomorrow"
          -  From "The Horizontal Man" by Helen Eustis

Saturday, May 19, 2018

PLATT MISC - News


GENERAL INTEREST
The Glorious Misery of Camping
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/camping-teaches-about-life-support-for-first-timers-good-idea/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202018-05-18&utm_term=NR5PM%20Actives

WH Staffers Reveal If They Hear Laurel Or Yanny. Trump's Answer Is Best.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/30789/watch-wh-staffers-reveal-if-they-hear-laurel-or-ryan-saavedra?utm_medium=email&utm_content=051818-news&utm_campaign=position1

The Week in Good News: A ‘Golden Arm,’ Zakouma National Park, the Best Baguette in Paris
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/briefing/the-week-in-good-news-blood-donor-elephants-mount-everest.html?emc=edit_nn_20180518&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180518&te=1

News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Week’s Headlines (10 out of 11)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/18/briefing/18weeklynewsquiz.html?emc=edit_nn_20180518&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180518&te=1

Wherrre's Johnny? 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/crosby051818.php3

Has an 84-year-old pet sitter from Florida finally cracked the case of the country's only unsolved skyjacking? 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0518/pet_sitter_sleuth.php3

Dazzled, Confused and Betrayed by Too Much Information
https://townhall.com/columnists/suzannefields/2018/05/18/dazzled-confused-and-betrayed-by-too-much-information-n2481953?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

HEALTH
Major Depression and Anxiety Levels are on the Rise in America
http://www.freedomsback.com/major-depression-and-anxiety-levels-are-on-the-rise-in-america

HEALTH CARE
South Bend’s Mayor Blocks a Non-Profit Center for Pregnant Women 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/abortion-politics-of-mayor-stops-womens-care-center-south-bend/

CYBER SECURITY
Chrome, Firefox browsers are targeted by new 'Vega Stealer' malware
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/05/18/chrome-firefox-browsers-are-targeted-by-new-vega-stealer-malware.html

TRUMPGATE
Mueller agrees to narrow scope of questions in bid to interview Trump
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/17/robert-mueller-agrees-narrow-scope-questions-bid-i/

The collusion of lawyers is finally collapsing 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/pruden051818.php3

POLITICS
The Senate Democrats who keep saying no to Trump nominees
https://www.axios.com/senators-vote-trump-nominee-confirmation-democrats-2020-b270f35f-3bbc-4a72-b81e-019acac5cb5e.html

RNC Has Fun With 'Leaked' Hillary DNC Speech
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/05/17/leaked-hillary-dnc-speech-n2481854?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

Uh Oh: Dems' Midterm Polling Edge Drops Below Five Points
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2018/05/18/uh-oh-dems-midterm-polling-edge-drops-below-five-points-n2481722?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=

-- "But there is no turning time, inexorably it moves from under you; what you were yesterday is fixed for always, making its mark on what you are today, what you will be tomorrow" - From "The Horizontal Man" by Helen Eustis

Friday, May 18, 2018

PLATT - MISC News

GENERAL INTEREST
• Environmentalists decry all the debris washing up on beaches around the world, but a discovery in January near Perth, Australia, has historians thrilled. The Washington Post reported that Tonya Illman and a friend were walking along the beach when she spotted "a lovely old bottle." Inside was a damp note, tied with string. "We took it home and dried it out ... and it was a printed form, in German, with very faint German handwriting on it," she said. Experts at the Western Australia Museum have determined the note was 132 years old -- 24 years older than the previous record for a message in a bottle. The note was dated June 12, 1886, from a ship named Paula. Further study revealed that a German Naval Observatory program was analyzing global ocean currents in the area between 1864 and 1933, and an entry in the Paula's captain's journal made note of the bottle being tossed overboard. Thousands of other bottles were released into the sea as part of the program, and only 662 have been returned. The last one discovered was in January 1934. [The Washington Post, 3/6/2018] 

Forget a fiddler. City woman awakens to find a goose on her roof --- and laws about removing it and her eggs
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0518/schmich051718.php3

INSIGHT
Suicide By Liberalism
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2018/05/17/suicide-by-liberalism-n2481414?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

SNAP
Paul Krugman’s Fake Facts: Demonizing Republican Food-Stamp Proposals
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/paul-krugmans-fake-facts-demonizing-republican-food-stamp-proposals/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202018-05-17&utm_term=NR5PM%20Actives

SCIENCE
The opioid epidemic has boosted the number of organs available for transplant
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180516172257.htm

Republican congressman explains sea-level rise: it's rocks falling into the sea
https://www.yahoo.com/news/republican-congressman-explains-sea-level-203325866.html

ENVIRONMENT
A Mystery Source Is Producing Banned Ozone-Destroying Chemicals, Shocking Scientists 
https://www.sciencealert.com/it-looks-like-someone-is-producing-an-internationally-banned-ozone-destroying-chemical-once-again?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=fcf43acf4b-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-fcf43acf4b-365889541

California Tree Loss Could Have Implications for Forests Nationwide 
https://www.ecowatch.com/california-tree-loss-study-2569414275.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=10179dc035-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-10179dc035-85328381

NASA Study of Increasingly Dire Global Water Shortages Finds 'Clear Human Fingerprints' 
https://www.ecowatch.com/global-water-shortages-nasa-2569657811.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=10179dc035-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-10179dc035-85328381

TECHNOLOGY
Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/technology/personaltech/google-personal-data-facebook.html?emc=edit_nn_20180517&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180517&te=1

Bitcoin estimated to use half a percent of the world's electric energy by end of 2018
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180516131236.htm

MEDIA
Marginalizing Melania
https://www.ammoland.com/2018/05/marginalizing-melania/#axzz5FmKUnC8V

IMMIGRATION
The Irish Aren’t Red-Headed Mexicans
http://www.freedomsback.com/the-irish-arent-red-headed-mexicans

MIDDLE EAST
Why Isn't There a Palestinian State?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76NytvQAIs0&feature=youtu.be

NORK
Trump offers 'protections' if Kim surrenders nukes
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/388198-trump-offers-kim-protections-if-he-surrenders-nukes?userid=288549

RUSSIAGATE
GOP-Controlled Senate Committees Just Undermined Republican Conspiracy Theories about the Russia Investigation 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/russia-investigation-republican-committee-undermine-conspiracy-theories/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202018-05-17&utm_term=NR5PM%20Actives

POLITICS
The Right Must Reckon With Its Generation Gap
https://townhall.com/columnists/jonahgoldberg/2018/05/17/the-right-must-reckon-with-its-generation-gap-n2481346?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

-- 
"But there is no turning time, inexorably it moves from under you; what you were
yesterday is fixed for always, making its mark on what you are today, what you will
be tomorrow"
          -  From "The Horizontal Man" by Helen Eustis