Wednesday, December 12, 2018

PLATT - MISC News

GENERAL INTEREST
Touching moment Nashville's busy airport comes to a standstill as travelers stop to sing The Star Spangled Banner and soldiers salute the children of fallen service members who were on their way to Disneyworld
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6482691/Travelers-sing-national-anthem-kids-fallen-service-members.html

Belonging
http://www.westernconfluence.org/belonging/

HEALTH
Here’s why you should avoid hospitals this holiday season (if at all possible) 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-why-you-definitely-want-to-avoid-hospitals-this-holiday-season-2018-12-11

What is behind the spread of a mysterious allergy to meat? 
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/dec/11/mysterious-allergy-to-meat-alpha-gal-lone-star-tick?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX1VTTW9ybmluZ0JyaWVmaW5nLTE4MTIxMQ%3D%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=USMorningBriefing&CMP=usbriefing_email

HEALTH CARE
Universal healthcare could save America trillions: what’s holding us back? (Cost reduction through limited availability ... how great is that?)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/11/universal-healthcare-could-save-america-trillions-whats-holding-us-back

HUMOR
The News in Zingers 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1218/hamilton.php3

'If you don’t want to look at the garage, look at this': Vermont man spends $4,000 on a 5-meter tall floodlit hand statue to flip off town officials who blocked his planning application
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6483533/Vermont-man-spends-4-000-5-meter-tall-hand-flip-town-officials.html

PROGRESSIVES DERANGED
Ignorant academic characterizes the Virgin birth as rape because it's that time of year for that sort of thing
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/ignorant-academic-characterizes-the-virgin-birth-as-rape-because-its-that-time-of-year-for-that-sort-of-thing

The New Iron Johns Seek Catharsis
https://www.wral.com/the-new-iron-johns-seek-catharsis/18047298/

Thanks, TM ... 


CHRISTMAS
Does 'Merry Christmas' Matter?
https://townhall.com//columnists/dennisprager/2018/12/11/does-merry-christmas-matter-n2537293?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

The Great Leveling Can’t Put Out All the Lights
https://townhall.com/columnists/robertknight/2018/12/11/the-great-leveling-cant-put-out-all-the-lights-n2537259?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

EDUCATION
The Historical Profession is Committing Slow-Motion Suicide
https://warontherocks.com/2018/12/the-historical-profession-is-committing-slow-motion-suicide/

TECHNOLOGY
Spying on the Dog (or Cat) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/realestate/spying-on-the-dog-or-cat.html?emc=edit_ne_20181211&nl=evening-briefing&nlid=5893540820181211&te=1

NATIONAL SECURITY
Russia sends 'White Swan' bomber planes capable of nuclear strikes to Venezuela - as America declares the move a collaboration between 'two corrupt governments'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6483105/Russian-nuclear-capable-bombers-fly-Venezuela-angering-U-S.html

Pompeo Reveals What He Says Is the U.S.'s Biggest Threat
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2018/12/10/pompeo-reveals-what-he-says-is-the-uss-biggest-threat-n2537234?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

DEFENSE
Incredible story of how Titanic was REALLY found: Oceanographer says US Navy funded his search for 'unsinkable' liner because it provided perfect Cold War cover for his other task - to find two missing US nuclear subs before the Russians
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6481699/Explorer-Titanic-says-mission-ruse-trick-Russians.html

LAW ENFORCEMENT
With A Mountain Of Evidence From Clinton Foundation Whistleblowers, Just Remember That A Former CIA Officer Claimed Hillary Was "Involved In Biggest Treason In History"
https://freedomoutpost.com/with-a-mountain-of-evidence-from-clinton-foundation-whistleblowers-just-remember-that-a-former-cia-officer-claimed-hillary-was-involved-in-biggest-treason-in-history/

IMMIGRATION
Trump foes scrambling to derail ‘cruel’ rule requiring immigrants to show they aren’t public burden
http://www.gopusa.com/trump-foes-scrambling-to-derail-cruel-rule-requiring-immigrants-to-show-they-arent-public-burden/

8 Million People Are Working Illegally in the U.S. Here’s Why That’s Unlikely to Change.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/us/undocumented-immigrant-workers.html?emc=edit_ne_20181211&nl=evening-briefing&nlid=5893540820181211&te=1

RUSSIA
Agents of doubt: How a powerful Russian propaganda machine chips away at Western notions of truth 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1218/agets_of_doubt.php3

POLITICS
Trump Allies in New Hampshire GOP Seek to Avoid Primary Through an Early Endorsement 
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/trump-allies-in-new-hampshire-gop-seek-to-avoid-primary-through-an-early-endorsement/

Red America and blue America depend on each other; that's how it should be 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1218/lane121118.php3

-- 
"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, December 11, 2018

PLATT - MISC News

If I were the devil | remastered audio | Paul Harvey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LWPcEo2gV0

GENERAL INTEREST
Listen to the Cosmic Sound of Sandstone Arches in Utah 
https://www.ecowatch.com/bears-ears-earthjustice-sound-recordings-2622465104.html

Agency photographer of the year – 2018 shortlist 
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/dec/10/agency-photographer-of-the-year-2018-shortlist

HEALTH
15 Foods You Should Absolutely Stop Ordering, According to Fast-Food Workers 
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/food_wine-15_foods_you_should_absolutely_stop_ordering_accor-rtime/category/lifestyle

HUMOR
Kid Accidentally Brings Blow-Up Sex Doll to School Nativity
https://www.fatherly.com/news/mom-son-sex-doll-sheep-nativity/

The News in Zingers 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1218/hamilton.php3

EDUCATION
A test of critical thinking: Why don't all AP students take AP tests?
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1218/matthews121018.php3

BUREAUCRACY
Who Are the Most Powerful People in America?
https://www.prageru.com/videos/who-are-most-powerful-people-america

SPORTS
BACKFIRE: USA Today Gets Blasted For Hit Piece About Heisman Winner’s Tweets Immediately After He Won
https://www.dailywire.com/news/39192/backfire-usa-today-gets-blasted-hit-piece-about-ryan-saavedra

BUSINESS
Delta Air Lines Says No More Support Kittens, Puppies on Flights 
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/bloomberg_news-delta_air_lines_says_no_more_support_kittens_puppi-rbloomberg/category/finance

ENVIRONMENT
The blight of Tetra Paks covering Vietnam's beaches and towns 
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/09/billions-discarded-tetra-pak-cover-vietnams-beaches-towns?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0xODEyMTA%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email

Scientists Find Some Hope for Coral Reefs: The Strong May Survive
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/climate/coral-reefs-natural-selection.html?emc=edit_ne_20181210&nl=evening-briefing&nlid=5893540820181210&te=1

Green activists fail to get even 1 percent of Harvard students to sign anti-fossil fuels petition
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/red-alert-politics/green-activists-fail-to-get-even-1-percent-of-harvard-students-to-sign-anti-fossil-fuels-petition

BIG BROTHER
Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/12/10/business/location-data-privacy-apps.html?emc=edit_nn_p_20181210&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=58935408&section=topNews&te=1

VOTER FRAUD ??
How Dems Stole 7 House Seats 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1218/morris121018.php3

IMMIGRATION
Judge rules Trump administration justified in ending Obama-era immigration program
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/10/judge-laurel-beeler-rules-trump-administration-jus/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20180326&utm_term=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert&bt_ee=EXubjSayDSF5iLvtKnhnqUiQOB%2BZ7944XJrggvqi2ZjlR7O6E%2BnZwBu6vVKMW3Sy&bt_ts=1544489284115

Asylum claims soar 67 percent at U.S. border
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/10/asylum-claims-soar-67-percent-us-border/?bt_ee=B2x7mpoCmELtbUVwxIQ2UdZmNMIHhRaKDd5jdSbxQlZWoSRP2oeZsND9JoeVLDA0&bt_ts=1544470474737

TRUMPGATE
Alleged Russian Spy Maria Butina Reaches Plea Deal with Prosecutors 
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/alleged-russian-spy-maria-butina-reaches-plea-deal-with-prosecutors/

Wall Street Journal Ed Board Tells Mueller to 'Wrap it Up'
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2018/12/10/wall-street-journal-ed-board-tells-mueller-to-wrap-it-up-n2537233?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

POLITICS
Fractious GOP vows to unify in House minority
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/420593-fractious-gop-vows-to-unify-in-house-minority?rnd=1544465859/?userid=288549

Meadows looks to make his move
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/420643-meadows-looks-to-make-his-move?userid=288549

-- 
"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)

Monday, December 10, 2018

PLATT - MISC News

GENERAL INTEREST
Thanks, SB ...


Thanks, TM ...


PROGRESSIVES UNHINGED
Virginia Teacher Fired after Refusing to Call Trans Student by Preferred Pronoun
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/virginia-teacher-fired-after-refusing-to-call-trans-student-by-preferred-pronoun/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Saturday%202018-12-08&utm_term=NR5PM%20Actives

What's Your Intersectionality Score? Take the Quiz and Find Out
https://pjmedia.com/trending/whats-your-intersectionality-score-take-the-quiz-and-find-out/
and
https://intersectionalityscore.com/ (I am a 13)

SPORTS
Oklahoma's Murray beats Alabama's Tagovailoa for Heisman 
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/the_associated_press-oklahomas_murray_edges_alabamas_tagovailoa_for_hei-ap/category/sports

CLIMATE CHANGE
'We live in a lobstocracy': Maine town is feeling the effects of climate change
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/08/we-live-in-a-lobstocracy-maine-feeling-effects-of-climate-change-lobster-fishing?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0xODEyMDg%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email

ASTRONOMY
This Is How Much Starlight the Universe Has Produced
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-much-starlight-universe-has-produced-180970938/

HERPETOLOGY
Swampy Thing: The Giant New Salamander Species Discovered in Florida and Alabama 
https://www.ecowatch.com/giant-new-salamander-species-discovered-2622582825.html

TECHNOLOGY
Arguably The Most Earth-Shattering Text Message Of All Time Was Sent 77 Years Ago Today 
https://start.att.net/news/read/category/news/article/the_drive-arguably_the_most_earthshattering_text_message_of-rtime

Is Airwave Nimbyism Holding Back 5G?
See the Wall Street Journal article, below.

DEFENSE
Let's Mobilize An Army Of Stone Throwers On Border
https://townhall.com/columnists/ilanamercer/2018/12/07/lets-mobilize-an-army-of-stone-throwers-on-border-n2537167?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

LAW AND ORDER
Al Sharpton’s daughter gets $95K settlement for sprained ankle
https://nypost.com/2018/12/07/sharptons-daughter-gets-95k-settlement-for-sprained-ankle/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Bill Barr, New Nominee For Attorney General, Has Backed Trump's Call For New Clinton Probe
https://www.yahoo.com/news/bill-barr-potential-attorney-general-192251115.html

TRUMPGATE
Mob mentality: how Mueller is working to turn Trump's troops 
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/08/robert-mueller-donald-trump-loyalty-organized-crime?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0xODEyMDg%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email

What has Robert Mueller told us about Cohen, Flynn and Manafort? (This is the "Guardian" so, a bit of salt is advised.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/07/robert-mueller-trump-russia-investigation-cohen-flynn-manafort?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0xODEyMDg%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email

POLITICS
John Kelly to leave White House at year's end
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/420401-john-kelly-to-leave-white-house-at-end-of-the-year?userid=288549

‘The party could explode’: Democrats prepare for wild 2020 ride
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/08/democrats-2020-possible-presidential-candidates-liberal-progressive-split?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0xODEyMDg%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email

What Does Beto O’Rourke Actually Stand For?
https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/12/what-does-beto-orourke-actually-stand-for?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX1RoZVJlc2lzdGFuY2VOb3ctMTgxMjA4&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=TheResistanceNow&CMP=resistancenow_email

-- 
"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/is-airwave-nimbyism-holding-back-5g-1544227402?emailToken=4d14b16c4bba9b6ddfa0d06c3ee9e41c+jjS96PuH/4gqjb9T1m6KpDrX8xUc7v8fXfSDr6wZ4rY94qXE4H4ZfW/+V6/HNRSKwStBHmdfwS4TJ2MNt2QfA%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share

Is Airwave Nimbyism Holding Back 5G?

The GPS industry has been keeping spectrum hostage for a decade.

Dec. 7, 2018 7:03 p.m. ET
A sign outside the headquarters of Ligado                  Networks in Reston, Va., June 9.
A sign outside the headquarters of Ligado Networks in Reston, Va., June 9.
 Photo: Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA via Associated Press
Who else is making a list and checking it twice? The companies looking to bring superfast 5G mobile wireless to

CONTINUE at WSJ LINK above

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GENERAL INTEREST
PHOTOS: Haunting images of abandoned places across Northern Ireland
https://www.yahoo.com/news/photos-haunting-images-abandoned-places-across-northern-ireland-183146970.html

HEALTH CARE
Surprise Medical Bills Loom for Millions of Americans in 2019
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/fortune-surprise_medical_bills_loom_for_millions_of_americ-rtime/category/finance

PROGRESSIVES UNHINGED
De Blasio doesn’t care what parents think about his elite-school-quota plans
https://nypost.com/2018/12/09/de-blasio-doesnt-care-what-parents-think-about-his-elite-school-quota-plans/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2018/12/09/this-is-why-we-cant-have-nice-things-n2537200?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

GOVERNMENT MALFEASANCE
For $8.41 in Unpaid Taxes, the Government Took Uri Rafaeli’s House
See the Wall Street Journal article, below.

TECHNOLOGY
Where is the boundary between your phone and your mind?
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/09/tech-mind-body-boundary-facebook-google?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0xODEyMDk%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email

DEFENSE
Russia's Su-57 Stealth Fighter Has a New Feature (And It Might Be a Total Waste of Time)
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/russias-su-57-stealth-fighter-has-new-feature-and-it-might-be-total-waste-time-38287

LAW AND ORDER
Walmart shoplifting suspect’s mugshot is a thing of nightmares
https://nypost.com/2018/12/08/walmart-shoplifting-suspects-mugshot-is-a-thing-of-nightmares/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

IRAN
How Iran turned a 'counterterror' meeting into a push for new global order 
https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/How-Iran-turned-a-counter-terror-meeting-into-a-regional-push-for-new-global-order-573852

TRUMPGATE
Court filing raises question of Trump prosecution: 'There is a plausible case against the president' ($30 million wasted on this ????)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/9/donald-trump-prosecution-question-after-michael-co/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20180326&utm_term=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert&bt_ee=2Mo179uSLu2R15cjbrk369PXEiSD115tPcJy%2FJMsbYhx%2FyDx31LMikbGT6H0IMOM&bt_ts=1544380168124

The Case for Trump is Stronger Than Ever
https://nationalinterest.org/feature/case-trump-stronger-ever-38312

Rand Paul downplays potential Trump campaign finance violations: 'We’ve over-criminalized campaign finance'
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/420454-rand-paul-downplays-potential-trump-campaign-finance-violations?rnd=1544372905

POLITICS
John Kelly’s exit raises concerns about White House future
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/420466-john-kellys-exit-raises-concerns-about-white-house-future

'Change can't wait': insurgent Democrats seek to shake up politics 
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/09/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-ayanna-pressley-progressive-house-democrats-future?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0xODEyMDk%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email

We’ll Always Have . . . Fort Worth? 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/12/conservative-message-to-residents-metropolitan-areas-must-improve/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WIR%20-%20Sunday%202018-12-09&utm_term=VDHM

-- 
"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/for-8-41-in-unpaid-taxes-the-government-took-uri-rafaelis-house-1544227055?emailToken=89833cfc000ad917e49f41c54f7b4119HhttelSL1a/rFxCSOVedjWKNxAITUvFiflrAUQ/wcSHNi3VsxeSqjNgwL8rwyYPXpyAkONZwMXvGGo3BmdeGYw7ktXm4QWxoFrVLvvv3pqzHxllYavQ6NBJYUH7abVFr&reflink=article_email_share

For $8.41 in Unpaid Taxes, the Government Took Uri Rafaeli’s House

How Michigan misuses a procedure meant to target pirate ships and drug lords’ mansions.

Dec. 7, 2018 6:57 p.m. ET
The Michigan Hall of Justice in Lansing, Mich.,
                  Sept. 17.
The Michigan Hall of Justice in Lansing, Mich., Sept. 17.
 Photo: Getty Images
Uri Rafaeli is an 83-year-old engineer and great-grandfather. He never expected the government to tre  at him like a drug dealer or gang banger. But last year the Michigan Court of Appeals held that a county government could use civil asset forfeiture—the same legal process used by police to confiscate drug lords’ mansions—to seize a modest rental property Mr. Rafaeli owned because he accidentally underpaid his property taxes by $8.41.

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