Monday, August 20, 2018

PLATT - MISC News

GENERAL INTEREST

After Plastic Straws, Are Balloons Next to Go? 
https://www.ecowatch.com/balloons-bad-for-the-environment-2596193514.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=c934102753-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-c934102753-85328381

How to Clean the Most Common Dog Messes
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/08/smarter-living/how-to-clean-the-most-common-dog-messes.html?emc=edit_nn_20180817&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180817&te=1

News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Week’s Headlines (6 out of 11)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/17/briefing/17weeklynewsquiz.html?emc=edit_nn_20180817&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180817&te=1

Don’t Make These Coffee Brewing Mistakes at Home 
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/extra_crispy-dont_make_these_coffee_brewing_mistakes_at_home-rtime/category/lifestyle

HEALTH
Eating pasta could save your life
https://nypost.com/2018/08/17/cutting-carbs-is-linked-to-dying-young/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

PROGRESSIVES UNHINGED
Dereliction of Leadership Imperils Military
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/army-chaplain-disciplined-for-following-rules-threat-to-religious-liberty/

WEATHER
Seven Southwestern States Face Possible Water Restrictions
https://weather.com/science/environment/video/seven-southwestern-states-face-possible-water-restrictions-0?pl=pl-the-latest

AUTOMOTIVE
'Little Red' 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 found after 50 years, could be worth millions
http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2018/08/17/little-red-1967-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-found-after-50-years-could-be-worth-millions.html

North Carolina police arrest 198 mph 'Hellcat' speeder seen in Facebook video
http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2018/08/17/north-carolina-police-arrest-198-mph-hellcat-speeder-seen-in-facebook-video.html

Toyota Tests its Hydrogen-Fuel Truck in North America
https://www.oilandgas360.com/toyota-tests-its-hydrogen-fueled-truck-in-north-america-i-dont-ever-see-going-back-to-diesel-after-this-driver/?utm_source=Closing+Bell&utm_campaign=cc0d36bf61-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d4943fe35f-cc0d36bf61-27363477#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=toyota-tests-its-hydrogen-fueled-truck-in-north-america-i-dont-ever-see-going-back-to-diesel-after-this-driver

BUSINESS
Musk tells newspaper he's cracking under stress of Tesla job
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/teslas-musk-says-stress-overwork-taking-heavy-toll-053612364--finance.html

To ‘Save’ Jobs, Wisconsin Republicans Set a Dangerous Precedent 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/wisconsin-kimberly-clark-tax-incentive-plan-crony-capitalism/

Big media companies are branching into health care. Here’s why
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-your-cable-company-may-soon-provide-your-health-care-2018-08-16

Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/technology/google-employees-protest-search-censored-china.html?emc=edit_ne_20180816&nl=evening-briefing&nlid=6512372520180816&te=1

NATIONAL SECURITY
Adversaries Could Have Fiddled With US Satellites: DoDIG 
https://breakingdefense.com/2018/08/adversaries-could-have-fiddled-with-us-satellites-dodig/?utm_campaign=Breaking%20News&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=65267721&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_-4_PabQs7TlvwLWRcPfhDoG2VsUZF2ayT_ouu6EIDLgnL5ocM5nkjwzlXgl-XYp64ffSJkkTFZouCbr1fyMPbTIiGSg&_hsmi=65267721

Space Mystery: Are Russian Doll Sats a Threat? 
https://breakingdefense.com/2018/08/details-lacking-over-u-s-concern-about-new-russian-space-objects/?utm_campaign=Breaking%20News&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=65267721&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_-4_PabQs7TlvwLWRcPfhDoG2VsUZF2ayT_ouu6EIDLgnL5ocM5nkjwzlXgl-XYp64ffSJkkTFZouCbr1fyMPbTIiGSg&_hsmi=65267721

DEFENSE
China 'training for strikes' on US targets
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45218741?ocid=global_bbccom_email_17082018_top+news+stories

Laser Beam Attacks Bedevil U.S. Military Pilots in Mideast 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/laser-beam-attacks-bedevil-u-s-military-pilots-in-mideast-1534498200

LEGAL
Omarosa secretly recorded her coworkers—think very carefully before doing the same 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/omarosa-secretly-recorded-her-coworkersthink-very-carefully-before-doing-the-same-2018-08-16

AP source: Omarosa has video, audio, texts 
https://start.att.net/news/read/category/news/article/the_associated_press-ap_source_omarosa_has_video_audio_texts-ap

IMMIGRATION
DOJ: Iraqi man who fought, killed for ISIS entered US as refugee under Obama
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/doj-iraqi-man-who-fought-killed-for-isis-entered-us-as-refugee-under-obama?utm_source=Examiner%20Today_08/17/2018&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_Examiner%20Today

POLITICS
The Center Does Not Hold
https://townhall.com/columnists/jonahgoldberg/2018/08/17/the-center-does-not-hold-n2510583?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=&profileid=

Worst-case scenario for House GOP is 70-seat wipeout
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/402329-worst-case-scenario-for-house-gop-is-70-seat-wipeout?rnd=1534520689

Bernie Sanders socialism moves to Democratic mainstream
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/402251-bernie-sanders-socialism-moves-to-democratic-mainstream

-- 
"Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that obtaineth understanding.
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain
thereof than fine gold."
           - Proverbs 3.13-14

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SAFETY

Thousands of hair dryers sold by Walmart and Amazon are being recalled after people reported being shocked and burned
https://www.businessinsider.com/hair-dryers-sold-at-walmart-amazon-recalled-2018-8

GENERAL INTEREST
How America’s 88,000 Missing People Become Legally Dead
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In search of family in a small-town graveyard
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0818/schmich081718.php3

The Queen Is Hiring! Buckingham Palace Has a Job Opening — Including Live-in Accommodations
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/people-the_queen_is_hiring_buckingham_palace_has_a_job_op-rtime/category/entertainment

Here's How Many Humans Would Be Needed For Our Species To Survive After Catastrophe
https://start.att.net/player/category/news/article/geobeats-heres_how_many_humans_would_be_needed_for_our_spec-velephant

HEALTH
How retirees can benefit from the gym — and it doesn’t have to be that much work 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-retirees-can-benefit-from-the-gym-and-it-doesnt-have-to-be-that-much-work-2018-07-23

Not All Organic Milk Is the Same; Here Are the Best Dairies 
https://www.ecowatch.com/organic-milk-best-dairies-2596133859.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=abc91ae820-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-abc91ae820-85328381

HEALTH CARE
WATCH: CNN's Tapper Fact Checks Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders. It Gets Ugly, Fast. 
https://www.dailywire.com/news/34683/watch-cnns-tapper-fact-checks-ocasio-cortez-ryan-saavedra?utm_medium=email&utm_content=081818-news&utm_campaign=position1

______UNHINGED
Satanists unveil Baphomet statue at Arkansas Capitol
https://nypost.com/2018/08/18/satanists-unveil-baphomet-statue-at-arkansas-capitol/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Drive-By: File Under “Shaking in My Boots!”
http://americandigest.org/wp/drive-by-file-under-shaking-in-my-boots/

Jokes You Can't Do Anymore
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/crosby081718.php3

HUMOR
FUNNIEST TRUMP CAN'T WIN COMPILATION
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G87UXIH8Lzo&feature=youtu.be



You just cannot make this stuff up ... 
 • In Putnam County, Florida, the sheriff's office provides a wide variety of services. So when Douglas Peter Kelly, 49, called the office on June 12 to complain that the methamphetamine he had been sold was fake, officers happily offered to test it for him.  Kelly told detectives he had suffered a "violent reaction" after smoking the substance and wanted to sue the dealer if he had been sold the wrong drug.  He arrived at the sheriff's office and "handed detectives a clear, crystal-like substance wrapped in aluminum foil," the office's Facebook post explained, according to The Washington Post.  It "field-tested positive for methamphetamine."  On the spot, Kelly was arrested and charged with possession of meth.  The Facebook post continued: "Remember, our detectives are always ready to assist anyone who believes they were misled in their illegal drug purchase." [Washington Post, 6/14/2018] 

ENVIRONMENT
Victory for Clean Water: Court Reinstates Obama WOTUS Rule for 26 States 
https://www.ecowatch.com/wotus-rule-clean-water-lawsuit-2596664636.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=abc91ae820-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-abc91ae820-85328381

BUSINESS
Wall Street Erases the Line Between Its Jocks and Nerds
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CYBER SECURITY
What your car knows about you
https://6abc.com/automotive/what-your-car-knows-about-you/3477516/

How to track where Google's tracking you 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0818/tsukayama081718.php3

TECHNOLOGY
This Incredible New Battery Tech Is Safer, Lasts Longer Than Lithium-Ion
https://www.idropnews.com/news/this-incredible-new-battery-tech-is-safer-lasts-longer-than-lithium-ion/80420/

Here's How Reddit Solved a Fatal Hit-and-Run With a Single Piece of Plastic 
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/the_drive-here039s_how_reddit_solved_a_fatal_hitandrun_with-rtime/category/news

NATIONAL SECURITY
Things got ugly when a Republican strategist accused a former CIA analyst of earning 'more money' with his security clearance
https://www.businessinsider.com/philip-mudd-debate-paris-dennard-security-clearance-cnn-2018-8

DEFENSE
Trump gives the military more latitude to use offensive cyber tools against adversaries 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0818/empowered_counterhackers.php3

IMMIGRATION
Judge Backs Plan to Reunify Migrant Families
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SCOTUS
The New York Times Runs a Sloppy, Specious Democratic Hit on Brett Kavanaugh 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/new-york-times-brett-kavanaugh-hit-piece/

RUSSIAGATE
AP Interview: Top Republican says Russia probe difficult
https://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2018/08/18/ap-interview-top-republican-says-russia-probe-difficult-n2510953

The Press Abets a Coverup
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George Papadopoulos' wife is trying to scrap her husband's plea deal with Mueller, and her comments could have huge ripple effects in the Russia probe 
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/business_insider-george_papadopoulos_wife_is_trying_to_scrap_her_hu-newscred2/category/news

POLITICS
Awash in moral victories and intramural success
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/pruden081718.php3

Boogeywomen — GOP vilifies big-name female Dems
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/402397-boogeywomen-gop-vilifies-big-name-female-dems?rnd=1534611063



-- 
"Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that obtaineth understanding.
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain
thereof than fine gold."
           - Proverbs 3.13-14

PLATT - MISC News

Socialism- Definition, Evils & Effects
https://arkansasgopwing.blogspot.com/2018/08/socialism-definition-evils-effects.html

‘Uninhibited,’ You Say?
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/free-press-donald-trump-not-threatening/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=180817_G-File&utm_term=GFile

GENERAL INTEREST
Socialism’s Resurgence Is A Doomed Attempt To Address A Spiritual Problem With Politics
http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/13/socialisms-resurgence-doomed-attempt-address-spiritual-problem-politics/

Cops looking for jerk who cut brakes on rental bikes
https://nypost.com/2018/08/18/cops-looking-for-jerk-who-cut-brakes-on-rental-bikes/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

We visited the regional chain that Southerners say is better than In-N-Out and Shake Shack — here's the verdict
https://www.businessinsider.com/cook-out-restaurant-review-2017-6

Thanks, TM ...


HEALTH CARE
US Navy sending hospital ship to treat Venezuelan refugees
https://nypost.com/2018/08/18/us-navy-sending-hospital-ship-to-treat-venezuelan-refugees/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

FINANCIAL
Mark Cuban says the best investing advice he got when young was to be as poor as possible first 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/anyone-can-be-a-millionaire-with-the-right-mind-set-2018-06-27

PROGRESSIVES UNHINGED
The Compulsory Society
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/masterpiece-cakeshop-case-about-compulsion-not-civil-rights/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WIR%20-%20Sunday%202018-08-19&utm_term=VDHM

Thanks, TM ...

How to Tell if a Racist Statement is Bad Racism or Just Good "Social Justice Talk"


WEATHER
How is the Atlantic so Chill Right Now?
https://weather.com/news/weather/video/how-is-the-atlantic-so-chill-right-now?pl=pl-the-latest

Debris Flow Slams Through Village in Swiss Alps
https://weather.com/news/weather/video/debris-flow-slams-through-village-in-swiss-alps?pl=pl-the-latest

TECHNOLOGY
A Compilation of Robots Falling Down at the DARPA Robotics Challenge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0TaYhjpOfo

MYRMECOLOGY
Ant Appears to Steal Diamond From New York Wholesaler
https://weather.com/news/trending/video/ant-appears-to-steal-diamond-from-new-york-wholesaler?pl=pl-the-latest

NATIONAL SECURITY
Intel officials concerned Brennan's criticism of Trump went too far
http://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/402548-intelligence-officials-weigh-whether-brennan-went-too-far-with?userid=288549

DEFENSE
A Mach 6 SR-71? This Is How Amazing (And Deadly) the SR-72 Could Be.
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/mach-6-sr-71-how-amazing-and-deadly-sr-72-could-be-29217

FAKE NEWS
Liberals Find New Levels Of Low
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2018/08/19/liberals-find-new-levels-of-low-n2511068?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=&profileid=

RUSSIAGATE
Flashback: Brennan Refused to Affirm Trump Campaign-Russia ‘Collusion’ before Congress 
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/john-brennan-refused-to-affirm-trump-russia-collusion-before-congress/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WIR%20-%20Sunday%202018-08-19&utm_term=VDHM

POLITICS
CBS News pollster reveals why ‘blue wave’ is unlikely
https://nypost.com/2018/08/18/cbs-news-pollster-reveals-why-blue-wave-is-unlikely/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

2020 hopefuls skeptical of criminal justice deal with Trump
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/402429-2020-hopefuls-skeptical-of-criminal-justice-deal-with-trump?userid=288549

-- 
"Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that obtaineth understanding.
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain
thereof than fine gold."
           - Proverbs 3.13-14

Friday, August 17, 2018

PLATT - MISC News

Left Claims The Moral High Ground – For What?
FORT MIMS - AUGUST 1813 fortmims.org

https://townhall.com/columnists/robertknight/2018/08/14/draft-n2509460?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

GENERAL INTEREST
Migaloo the Albino Humpback Whale Spotted off Coast of Australia
https://weather.com/series/crazimals/video/migaloo-the-albino-humpback-whale-spotted-off-coast-of-australia?pl=pl-the-latest

Driver spots ‘Bigfoot’ walking across rural highway
https://nypost.com/2018/08/13/driver-spots-bigfoot-walking-across-rural-highway/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

With help from NASA astronaut, treasure hunter says he may have found alien space ship off Florida's coast
https://pilotonline.com/news/nation-world/national/article_5170cf7a-9fc9-11e8-b387-97555062d174.html

Scientists have finally worked out how to snap a piece of dry spaghetti into two pieces (and the secret is in the twist!)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6058803/Scientists-finally-worked-break-spaghetti-break-just-TWO-pieces.html

The News in Zingers
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0818/hamilton.php3

PARENTING
The Kids Aren't All Right
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0818/skenazy08!418.php3

WEATHER
Flash Flooding Pushes Cars from New Jersey Dealership into River
https://weather.com/news/weather/video/flash-flooding-pushes-cars-from-new-jersey-dealership-into-river?pl=pl-the-latest

SCIENCE
Science
https://www.nytimes.com/section/science?emc=edit_nn_20180814&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180814&te=1

CYBER SECURITY
Google still tracks your location even if setting is disabled
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/google-still-tracks-your-location-even-if-setting-is-disabled-2018-08-13

New ransomware arrives with a hidden feature that hints at more sophisticated attacks to come
https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-ransomware-arrives-with-a-hidden-feature-that-hints-at-more-sophisticated-attacks-to-come/

DEFENSE
Watch A C-5M Super Galaxy Land at Joint Base San Antonio With No Nosewheel
https://theaviationist.com/2018/08/14/watch-a-c-5m-super-galaxy-land-at-joint-base-san-antonio-with-no-nosewheel/

#METOO
What Happens to #MeToo When a Feminist Is the Accused? (interesting twist at the end)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/nyregion/sexual-harassment-nyu-female-professor.html?emc=edit_nn_20180814&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=5893540820180814&te=1

TERRORISM
UN Report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State Members in Iraq, Syria
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/08/14/un-report-30000-islamic-state-members-iraq-syria.html

Sweden: 80 cars set on fire by gangs in several cities
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45181321

SCOTUS
Senate gears up for major Kavanaugh confirmation battle
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/senate-gears-up-for-major-kavanaugh-confirmation-battle

Desperation: Ludicrous Tactics of Kavanaugh Opponents Sink to New, Hilarious Low
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2018/08/13/swing-and-a-miss-nyt-wapo-notice-the-lefts-failure-to-lay-a-glove-on-kavanaugh-n2509180?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

Progressives fume as Dems meet with Brett Kavanaugh
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/401865-progressives-fume-as-dems-meet-with-brett-kavanaugh?userid=288549

POLITICS
Trump Is Not the Reason the GOP Sputtered in Ohio
https://townhall.com/columnists/salenazito/2018/08/14/trump-is-not-the-reason-the-gop-sputtered-in-ohio-n2509537?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

Dems say they’ll sue to keep Collins on ballot
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/401825-dems-say-theyll-sue-to-keep-collins-on-ballot?userid=288549

2018’s Midterms Expose Divide in the Democratic Party
https://libertyvideonews.com/2018s-midterms-expose-divide-in-the-democratic-party/
-- 
"Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that obtaineth understanding.
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain
thereof than fine gold."
           - Proverbs 3.13-14