Saturday, May 11, 2019


Our Brush With Google Censorship
See the third Wall Street Journal article, below.

High Levels of Sunscreen Ingredients End Up in the Bloodstream

WHO AFRO - Situation Report - Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in DRC - Sitrep 40 (2019)

Texas Republican Says Vaccines Are ‘Sorcery’

My 6-year-old isn't grieving his grandpa. Should I be worried?

How Seattle’s elite brushes off violent homeless crime

The News in Zingers


A NJ Politician Wants To Ban Paper and Plastic Bags, but He Should Think Twice

Scientists: We've Found the 'Holy Grail' of Recycling

thanks, DW ...

Wasps are the first insects to display a type of reasoning and show complex social behaviour, claim scientists

For a Split Second, a (Simulated) Particle Went Backward in Time

The Marine Corps can’t make boot camp completely gender integrated, outgoing commandant says

Pentagon Says It Now Has Money for 256 More Miles of Border Wall

A cyberattack just disrupted grid operations in the US. But it could have been far worse

More than $40 million in bitcoin stolen in hack of world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange

Trump imposes fresh sanctions on Iran amid new standoff

Russian Collusion in Venezuela
See the second Wall Street Journal article, below.

Deputy of Venezuela's Guaido arrested and dragged away by tow truck

Keeping Fake Illegal Alien Families Together

Attempt to hack email server stunned Clinton aide, FBI files show

James Comey is in trouble and he knows it

Why FBI Director Christopher Wray won’t use the term ‘spying’

Motive Matters in Trump Spygate
See the first Wall Street Journal article, below.

Democrats Accuse AG Barr of Doing Exactly What Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch Did for Obama

Barr’s handling of Mueller report gets little support in poll | Democrats threaten salaries of Trump officials who block interviews

Gowdy: Mueller Not Allowed to Discuss Derogatory Information on Unindicted Person, Per DOJ Policy

Opinion: Art of the loss — what blowing a billion tells us about Trump

Trump calls report that he lost $1B in bad deals ‘Fake News hit job’

NYT:  5 Takeaways From 10 Years of Trump Tax Figures [... from someone who had legal access to them ... 1995 tax returns, pages of which were mailed anonymously ...]

Trump Freely Admits in Old Video: 'I Was Billions of Dollars in Debt' About 13 Years Ago [ ... Strangely enough, Trump's admission that he lost billions of dollars, wasn't a bombshell at the time.  The big story in the Times in October 1995, in fact, was that Trump was the "Comeback King": ...]

NY Senate Passes Bill Allowing Congress Access to Trump’s State Tax Returns

DNC faces new debate minefield

Congress as Inspector Clouseau

"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)

Motive Matters in Trump Spygate

When intelligence actions are launched for political effect, we’re in trouble.

May 7, 2019 6:43 p.m. ET

The FBI headquarters in Washington, Nov. 2, 2016.
 Photo: Cliff Owen/Associated Press
For the better part of two years I’ve been saying, in principle, that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was not wrong to be concerned about the Russians exploiting peripheral Trump campaign figures as witting or unwitting agents. As long as such spying remained discreet and unknown to the public, it could not have influenced the election. Of courses there’s a caveat: if such spying was ordered up on a flimsy premise to legitimize internally a story line about Trump-Russia connections that Obama administration officials would then try to peddle to the public through leaks.
This is what should concern us: that quite apar

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