Saturday, May 18, 2019

PLATT - CURATED News

GENERAL INTEREST
Can You Guess Your State Based Off One Iconic Image? 
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/did-you-know/can-you-guess-your-state-based-off-one-iconic-image/ss-AAAN1Cp?ocid=spartandhp

This WWII-era flying wing crashed in a California prison yard after doing a 'barrel roll,' according to the NTSB 
https://taskandpurpose.com/ntsb-n9m-flying-wing-crash

Kentucky proposes ban on using tattoos to cover up scars 
https://nypost.com/2019/05/06/kentucky-proposes-ban-on-using-tattoos-to-cover-up-scars/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

HEALTH
Teen won’t survive after trying viral ‘choking game’: mom 
https://nypost.com/2019/05/06/teen-wont-survive-after-trying-viral-choking-game-mom/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Burger King’s ‘Impossible’ Whopper Has No Beef — Does This Make It Healthy?
https://www.ecowatch.com/burger-kings-impossible-whopper-no-beef-2636432292.html

PARENTING
Why I finally stopped lying to my kid 
https://nypost.com/2019/05/07/why-i-finally-stopped-lying-to-my-kid/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

PROGRESSIVES UNHINGED
Why Progressive Anti-Semitism — and Why Now? 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/progressive-anti-semitism-multicultural-left-new-york-times/

We’ve Heard Enough from Robert Mueller
https://news.yahoo.com/ve-heard-enough-robert-mueller-103017447.html

HUMOR
The News in Zingers 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0519/hamilton.php3

EDUCATION
An NAACP Revolt on Charters
See the Wall Street Journal article, below.

High Schoolers Can Handle This? 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0519/skenazy050719.php3

BUSINESS
Amazon Prime Pulls back the Curtain on China’s Propaganda 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/amazon-prime-show-bosch-china-criticism/

Opinion: A lawyer reveals what to do when your boss demands you sign a non-compete agreement 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-lawyer-reveals-what-to-do-when-your-boss-demands-you-sign-a-non-compete-agreement-2019-05-06

FOREIGN POLICY
Pompeo says U.S. preparing to counter China, Russia expansion 
https://washingtontimes-dc.newsmemory.com/?token=fc6190e08c2503ad37afc1c18ee0fbe8_5cd1a573_5cd1fdb&selDate=20190507&goTo=A04&artid=1&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=washingtontimes-E-Editions&utm_source=washingtontimes&utm_content=Read-Button

NATIONAL SECURITY
Nunes Has Concerns About Intelligence Vulnerability Because Of These Findings In The Mueller Report
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/05/04/nunes-mueller-report-omits-additional-info-on-russia-linked-guy-who-tipped-off-n2545855

Trump, Senate Work Towards Retaining Talented Cyber Personnel
https://townhall.com/columnists/juliorivera/2019/05/07/trump-senate-work-towards-retaining-talented-cyber-personnel-n2545935?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=05/07/2019&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

DEFENSE
Iran’s ‘credible threat’ moves U.S. closer to military clash
https://washingtontimes-dc.newsmemory.com/?token=fc6190e08c2503ad37afc1c18ee0fbe8_5cd1a573_5cd1fdb&selDate=20190507&goTo=A01&artid=0&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=washingtontimes-E-Editions&utm_source=washingtontimes&utm_content=Read-Button

John Bolton, Trump’s New War Consigliere, Dodged The ‘Already Lost’ Vietnam War 
https://taskandpurpose.com/john-bolton-trumps-new-war-consigliere-dodged-already-lost-vietnam-war

SOCIAL MEDIA
The First Rule of Social-Media Censorship Is That There Are No Rules 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/the-first-rule-of-social-media-censorship-is-that-there-are-no-rules/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202019-05-07&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart

TURKEY
Turkey Orders New Election for Istanbul Mayor, in Setback for Opposition
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/06/world/europe/turkey-istanbul-mayor-election.html?emc=edit_NN_p_20190507&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=58935408ion%3DwhatElse&section=whatElse&te=1

TRUMPGATE
'Case closed': Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declares Robert Mueller's Russia probe over
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/05/07/case-closed-senate-leader-mcconnell-declare-russia-probe-over/1126770001/

Here’s what happens if the House Judiciary Committee holds William Barr in contempt 
https://nypost.com/2019/05/06/heres-what-happens-if-the-house-judiciary-committee-holds-william-barr-in-contempt/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Jerry Nadler is just blowing smoke 
https://nypost.com/2019/05/06/jerry-nadler-is-just-blowing-smoke/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

POLITICS
Liberals attack Biden, seeking to blunt his momentum
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/442378-liberals-attack-biden-seeking-to-blunt-his-momentum

Five Bills to Move America Closer to the Socialist Ideal 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/democrats-socialism-five-bills-advancing-agenda/

The terrifying tilt of the youth vote 
https://washingtontimes-dc.newsmemory.com/?token=fc6190e08c2503ad37afc1c18ee0fbe8_5cd1a573_5cd1fdb&selDate=20190507&goTo=B01&artid=0&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=washingtontimes-E-Editions&utm_source=washingtontimes&utm_content=Read-Button

-- 
"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/an-naacp-revolt-on-charters-11557184297?emailToken=22c6c75cf0ae9bac86ce4fec238fb9a5adRnwSX/+q+8e3geb4NCrXF21VYGFw5DLhQ85LEdsqBAGPWJrBOXJPdiCcgno3LURnFkZK/2fYSxFcFZZ8Tb3A%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share

An NAACP Revolt on Charters

Three local chapters in California oppose a union-led moratorium.

May 6, 2019 7:11 p.m. ET

Photo: 
Getty Images
Good news from the front lines of school reform: Three local chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people in California are bucking teachers unions and their own national organization to oppose a moratorium on charter schools. The LA School Report saysNAACP chapters in San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside have filed resolutions opposing a moratorium that the national NAACP has pushed under pressure from teachers unions that are a source of its funding.

PLATT-Curated News

Coming to Appreciate Stay-at-Home Moms
See the Wall Street Journal article, below.

GENERAL INTEREST
How good are YOUR maths skills? Take the test that will reveal your level of everyday numeracy (and women are more likely to struggle than men) (17 / 17)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7024217/From-fractions-percentages-multiple-choice-quiz-challenges-greatest-mathematicians.html

Garden in England Becomes Playground for Adorable Fox Cubs
https://weather.com/science/nature/video/garden-in-england-becomes-playground-for-adorable-fox-cubs?pl=pl-the-latest

Scientists discover why grocery store tomatoes don’t taste like anything 
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/scientists-discover-why-grocery-store-tomatoes-dont-taste-like-anything/ar-AABmlWW?ocid=spartandhp

thanks, TM ...


HEALTH
Treatment targets for men with advanced prostate cancers
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190513132114.htm

7 Proven Health Benefits of Brazil Nuts 
https://www.ecowatch.com/brazil-nuts-health-benefits-2636704160.html

WHO AFRO - Situation Report - Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in DRC - Sitrep 41 (2019)
http://newsletters.afro.who.int/outbreak-dashboards/122tb0z7ocy1hj3oiwqrmm?email=true&a=11&p=55004854

HEALTH CARE
Bring Competition to Medicaid 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/medicaid-needs-competition-free-market/

Most of the profit in the health-care industry is going to drug companies — here’s why you should care 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/most-of-the-profit-in-the-health-care-industry-is-going-to-drug-companies-heres-why-you-should-care-2019-05-13

‘This Is All We Can Afford’: Shrinking Lives in the English Countryside
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/world/europe/cumbria-uk-austerity-cuts.html?login=email&auth=login-email

Disabled man says airline denied his crucial medical device: 'People in wheelchairs should be able to fly'
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/disabled-man-medical-device-southwest-airlines-144206481.html

PROGRESSIVES *******
An elite law firm's inability to promote enough minority partners exposes the unrealistic expectations of diversity mandates 
http://jewishworldreview.com/0519/mac_donald051419.php3

HUMOR
The News in Zingers 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0519/hamilton.php3

BUSINESS
GOP angst grows amid Trump trade war
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/443506-gop-angst-grows-amid-trump-trade-war

Opinion: The media is lying to you about Trump’s China tariffs 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-media-is-lying-to-you-about-trumps-china-tariffs-2019-05-14

HISTORY
Fake history: Rashida Tlaib’s grotesque distortion of the making of Israel 
https://nypost.com/2019/05/13/fake-history-rashida-tlaibs-grotesque-distortion-of-the-making-of-israel/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

ENVIRONMENT
Jakobshavn Isbrae: Mighty Greenland glacier slams on brakes
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48265217

The elite soldiers protecting the Amazon rainforest
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48187766

ENTOMOLOGY
Photographer lay in a bog for three hours to capture precious moments as rare dragonfly sheds its old skin and unfurls its wings
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7026871/Photographer-lay-bog-three-hours-capture-rare-dragonfly-shedding-old-skin.html

ORNITHOLOGY
We cannot evict birds with netting, say MPs
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48258898

CYBER SECURITY
WhatsApp Rushes to Fix Security Flaw Exposed in Hacking of Lawyer’s Phone
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/technology/nso-group-whatsapp-spying.html

David P. Willis: Social Security impostor scam: It's growing, and this is how they trick you 
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/asbury_park_press-david_p_willis_social_security_impostor_scam_its_g-tca-2/category/finance

DEFENSE
The untold heroism behind a Delta Force Marine's secret Navy Cross from Benghazi 
https://taskandpurpose.com/benghazi-attack-marine-navy-cross

Navy prosecutor accused of trying to spy on defense attorneys for two Navy SEALs 
https://taskandpurpose.com/navy-spy-seals-attorneys

LAW AND ORDER
900-pound drug suspect had hole cut in home to get to court 
https://nypost.com/2019/05/13/900-pound-drug-suspect-had-hole-cut-in-home-to-get-to-court/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook Will Break One Way or Another 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/facebook-will-break-one-way-or-another/

Tulsi Gabbard Becomes First 2020 Dem to Speak Out against Facebook Censorship 
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/tulsi-gabbard-becomes-first-2020-dem-to-speak-out-against-facebook-censorship/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202019-05-14&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart

IMMIGRATION
Cuban migrants try to get to U.S. through Mexico
https://washingtontimes-dc.newsmemory.com/?token=1dcf2fc8f49a4fc3a6afb1ed68fec6e9_5cdae165_5cd1fdb&selDate=20190514&goTo=A08&artid=0&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=washingtontimes-E-Editions&utm_source=washingtontimes&utm_content=Read-Button

TERRORISM
Limpet mines were used to blow holes in tankers in UAE, say divers examining four sabotaged ships as US and Iran try to calm fears of war after Saudi Arabia claimed explosive-laden drones targeted its oil pipeline in 'act of terrorism'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7027141/President-Rouhani-blasts-Pentagon-claims-Iran-used-EXPLOSIVES-sabotage-ships-UAE.html

SPYGATE
Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/us/politics/russia-investigation-justice-department-review.html

TEXAS
Texas Senate revives ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ bill after House kills companion proposal
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/texas-senate-save-chick-fil-a-bill-revived

TRUMPGATE
House Intel to probe whether lawyers for Trump family interfered in investigation
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/443691-house-intelligence-to-probe-whether-trump-family-interfered-in

Why Did the Anti-Trump Conspirators Throw Their Lives Away?
https://townhall.com/columnists/williammarshall/2019/05/13/why-did-the-antitrump-conspirators-throw-their-lives-away-n2546229?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=05/14/2019&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

POLITICS
Against Progressive Plans to Tinker with the Senate 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/progressive-plans-change-senate-response-jamelle-bouie/

Other Freshmen Dem Women Are Distancing Themselves From AOC... Can You Blame Them?
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/05/13/train-wreck-ahead-freshmen-dem-women-say-aoc-doesnt-represent-them-n2546276?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=05/14/2019&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809


-- 
"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/coming-to-appreciate-stay-at-home-moms-11557442888?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=5

Coming to Appreciate Stay-at-Home Moms

During a rough patch they were there for me as my career-woman friends fell away.

May 9, 2019 7:01 p.m. ET
I’m not a mother, and at 48 I’m unlikely to become one. My whole professional life, I’ve been leaning in. It wasn’t until things went badly wrong that I realized the human-capital value of a group of women modern society tends to ignore or dismiss—stay-at-home-moms.

PLATT-Curated News

Liberals Begin to Revolt against ‘Rock Stupid’ Homelessness Policies 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/denver-voters-reject-homeless-referendum/

GENERAL INTEREST
An Ode to Being Old
https://getpocket.com/explore/item/an-ode-to-being-old?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Tree Older Than Christianity Discovered in North Carolina
https://weather.com/science/nature/video/tree-older-than-christianity-discovered-in-north-carolina?pl=pl-the-latest

‘Empire’ Season 6 Will Be the Show’s Last
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/arts/television/empire-canceled-season-6.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

SNUBBED: Queen Declines To Invite London Mayor Sadiq Khan To Trump State Dinner
https://www.dailywire.com/news/47091/snubbed-queen-declines-invite-london-mayor-sadiq-emily-zanotti?utm_source=cnemail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=051319-news&utm_campaign=position1

Why Don't You Support Israel?
https://www.prageru.com/video/why-dont-you-support-israel/

The Whiskey Collection
https://www.originalgrain.com/pages/whiskey-barrel-behind-the-grain?utm_source=power_inbox&utm_medium=native&utm_campaign=whiskey&pi_adid=462757&pi_clickid=78781838ad5a43898a5ea70a1029c189&pi_creativeid=498918

PHYSICAL HEALTH
Algorithm similar to the ones used by Netflix and Spotify to recommend content can predict who will DIE or have a heart attack with 90% accuracy
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7022667/Netflix-style-algorithm-detect-DIE-heart-attack-90-cent-accuracy.html

WHO AFRO - Outbreaks and Emergencies Bulletin - Week 19/2019
http://newsletters.afro.who.int/outbreaks-weekly-bulletin/97piml770j31hj3oiwqrmm?email=true&a=11&p=54998913

Life-Saving Volunteerism 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0519/united_hatzalah.php3

Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis and Treatments You Need to Know
https://stuffanswered.com/early-signs-of-multiple-sclerosis-and-treatments-you-need-to-know/?utm_campaign=us-ob-ms-web&imp=47118&utm_medium=paid&utm_source=outbrain&campaign_id=0033466e1f71da72dba3896fb014c7e496&placement=00929583c2306196c8b1a5ccf2c79e6621&utm_content=The+Early+Signs+of+Multiple+Sclerosis&adid=00973f016fda85bee976109b48a7cf46cf&utm_term=000e626f3b893a7dea7c64f969647165c8&kwmt=MSN+US+%28PREMIUM+Header+Bidding%29&scn=MSN+-+US+-+Edge+Homepage+-+PREMIUM+Header+Bidding&ts=20190514015349

MENTAL HEALTH
Scientists Find Another Kind of Dementia 
https://www.newser.com/story/275093/it-looks-like-alzheimers-but-its-something-else.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=att&utm_campaign=rss_science_syn

PARENTING
When patience isn't practical 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0519/when_patience_not_practical.php3

PROGRESSIVES ... OH MY
LOL: Alyssa Milano Didn't Expect Pro-Lifers To Run With Her 'Sex Strike'
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/05/12/alyssa-milano-wants-pro-choicers-go-on-a-sex-strike-but-her-suggestion-backfire-n2546192?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=05/13/2019&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

Female Trans Powerlifter Stripped Of Women's Championship Titles
https://www.dailywire.com/news/47094/female-trans-powerlifter-stripped-womens-emily-zanotti?utm_medium=email&utm_content=051319-news&utm_campaign=position1



HUMOR
The News in Zingers 
http://jewishworldreview.com/0519/hamilton.php3

FINANCIAL
Trump’s policies are doing the exact opposite of what Democrats warned 
https://nypost.com/2019/05/12/trumps-policies-are-doing-the-exact-opposite-of-what-democrats-warned/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Tax Revenue Keeps Rising
See the Wall Street Journal article, below.

BUSINESS
Nike Told Me to Dream Crazy, Until I Wanted a Baby
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/12/opinion/nike-maternity-leave.html

Beware the ‘fix’ that Facebook wants 
https://nypost.com/2019/05/12/beware-the-fix-that-facebook-wants/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Amazon offers staff $10,000 to quit their warehouse jobs and help start courier businesses that can deliver the company's packages faster
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7023007/Amazon-employees-Well-pay-quit-haul-packages.html

EDUCATION
Why Joe Biden Should Not Apologize for His Opposition to Busing 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/joe-biden-opposition-busing-1970s/

HISTORY
They Sided With Hitler: CNN Host Notes An Important Fact Omitted From Rashida Tlaib's Holocaust Remarks
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/05/13/cnn-pounces-john-king-fact-checks-rashida-tlaib-over-holocaust-comments-n2546246?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

ENERGY
Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant to Shut Down
https://weather.com/news/trending/video/three-mile-island-nuclear-plant-to-shut-down?pl=pl-the-latest

TECHNOLOGY
Swarms of automated drones controlled by AI are set to patrol Europe's borders using powerful sensors to detect threats and criminal activity under EU plan
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7022589/Swarms-automated-drones-controlled-AI-patrol-Europes-borders-using-powerful-sensors.html

DEFENSE
Navy works on 'breakthrough' new attack submarine for 2030s
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/navy-works-on-breakthrough-new-attack-submarine-for-2030s

LAW AND ORDER
Armed gang posed as single women on Tinder to lure men — then allegedly beat and robbed them at gunpoint 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/armed-gang-posed-as-single-women-on-tinder-to-lure-men-then-allegedly-beat-and-robbed-them-at-gunpoint-2019-05-13

BIG BROTHER
Alexa has been eavesdropping on you this whole time 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0519/alexa_eavesdropping.php3

Outsmarted 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0519/morrow051319.php3

MIDDLE EAST
Four ships 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48245204
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"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/tax-revenue-keeps-rising-11557691166?emailToken=74490a54c3ece0d9f5caae2477119d1a55Oo5F8pwiHXSDZ2TzHRf+3BIfI3jV8YJ7L4gqJRUYK51YTrq0XQHxaNg7xoZEr25WSe3SElQfTwlR6kuNrCDw%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share

Tax Revenue Keeps Rising

The federal deficit is increasing, and the reason is spending.

May 12, 2019 3:59 p.m. ET

Forms from the Internal Revenue Service for 2018 federal tax return.
 Photo: Keith Srakocic/Associated Press
You wouldn’t know it from the press coverage, but there’s some modest good news about the federal budget. The deficit is rising, but not as much as feared because tax revenues are increasing due to faster economic growth.