Saturday, June 8, 2019

PLATT-CURATED News

The Man Who Told America the Truth About D-Day
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/magazine/d-day-normandy-75th-ernie-pyle.html?te=1&nl=morning-briefing&emc=edit_NN_p_20190606&section=topNews

The Oldest Man To Go Ashore On D-Day
https://townhall.com/columnists/larryprovost/2019/06/06/the-oldest-man-to-go-ashore-on-dday-n2547648?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=06/06/2019&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

My grandfather's secret D-Day journal 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0619/secret_d_day_journasl.php3

GENERAL INTEREST
How to Make and Throw an Indoor Boomerang
https://start.att.net/player/category/lifestyle/article/wired_videos-how_to_make_and_throw_an_indoor_boomerang-condenast

Hell freezes over as Jim Acosta, Joe Scarborough praise Trump???s D-Day speech
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/hell-freezes-over-as-jim-acosta-joe-scarborough-praise-trumps-d-day-speech

HEALTH
Ultimate limit of human endurance found
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-48527798

Coffee Doesn???t Kill After All
See the third Wall Street Journal article, below.

An Australian Doctor???s Dream: Curing America???s Opioid Curse
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/06/world/australia/opiate-opioid-treatment-naltrexone.html?te=1&nl=evening-briefing&emc=edit_ne_20190606

HEALTH CARE
Liberals rip Democratic leaders for writing drug pricing bill in secret
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/447210-liberals-rip-democratic-leaders-for-writing-drug-pricing-bill-in-secret

HUMOR
The News in Zingers 
http://jewishworldreview.com/0619/hamilton.php3

FINANCIAL
The Fed Can???t Bail Trump Out
See the second Wall Street Journal article, below.

HISTORY
A Nation Not Made by Flimsy People 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/the-british-are-coming-rick-atkinson-book-revolutionary-war/

ECOLOGY
Animals
https://e.nationalgeographic.com/pub/sf/ResponseForm?_ri_=X0Gzc2X%3DYQpglLjHJlYQGu3BhK1dojjR23HjDv7fhFKyd5kzc9pOKLw8sDoREcYUkE0aDzfzc8yVXMtX%3DYQpglLjHJlYQGu3BhK1dojjR23HjDv7fhFJ76oApu5X602yJg7zg3yWihwvePzffhT&_ei_=EvFBTjM356G9OqtZ8HVNAkI

AVIATION
You Need a Human Pilot When the Airplane???s Computers Fail 
See the first Wall Street Journal article, below.

WEATHER
Watch Dramatic Moment Floodwaters Wash Away Road in Oklahoma
https://weather.com/news/trending/video/watch-dramatic-moment-floodwaters-wash-away-road-in-oklahoma?pl=pl-the-latest

Rain or shine: Watching the weather for 250 years
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48517085

CYBER SECURITY
Can hackers tell what you???re texting or searching just by listening?
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/can-hackers-tell-what-youre-texting-or-searching-just-by-listening

FCC votes to allow phone carriers to block robocalls by default 
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/447270-fcc-votes-to-allow-phone-carriers-to-block-robocalls-by-default

DEFENSE
The Army says it will have hypersonic missiles and laser weapons ready for combat sooner than you think
https://taskandpurpose.com/army-hypersonic-missiles-lasers-fielding

As North Korea Threat Grows, U.S. Anti-Missile Warhead Stumbles
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/as-north-korea-threat-grows-us-anti-missile-warhead-stumbles/ar-AACuM4Q?ocid=spartandhp

BIG BROTHER
Amazon wants its home security company Ring to double as a police surveillance network, report claims
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7109067/Amazon-wants-home-security-company-Ring-double-police-surveillance-network.html

YouTube faces backlash after unveiling 'supremacist' content policy
https://news.yahoo.com/you-tube-faces-backlash-after-unveiling-supremacist-content-policy-221227475.html

Australia May Well Be the World???s Most Secretive Democracy
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/world/australia/journalist-raids.html?te=1&nl=morning-briefing&emc=edit_NN_p_20190606&section=whatElse

POLITICS
Trump's giant gender gap: 62 percent of women say they are unlikely to vote for him
https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/447308-trumps-giant-gender-gap-62-percent-of-women-say-they-are

Wreck the Electoral College, Destroy the Country
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/06/wreck_the_electoral_college_destroy_the_country.html

In reversal, Biden opposes ban on federal money for abortion
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/the_associated_press-joe_biden_reverses_course_on_hyde_abortion_amendme-ap/category/news

-- 

"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)

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You Need a Human Pilot When the Airplanes Computers Fail

Boeing will fix the automation issues with the 737 MAX soon enough, but there will always be times when human pilots will be called on when computers and automation systems have failed them.

June 5, 2019 3:46 p.m. ET

Dennis Muilenburg (lower L), CEO of Boeing, joins a Boeing test pilot for a flight demo of updated MCAS software on a 737 MAX 7 in April.
 Photo: Paul Weatherman/Boeing/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
Regarding Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.???s ???Boeing vs. Pilots???? (Business World, June 1): Without question, the failure of the pilots to deal with a malfunction was a major factor in both 737 MAX accidents. But in the accident chain, and it is almost always a chain of events that cause an airliner to crash, the root cause of both crashes
Michael J. Carreiro
Pittsboro, N.C.
The real mistake lies firmly with an aircraft manufacturer placing computer software on a plane to outsmart the pilots and not telling the pilots it was there, or what to do in case it malfunctions. That was the real error that cost 346 people their lives.
Adam Wilson
Tampa, Fla.
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-fed-cant-bail-trump-out-11559774247?emailToken=e4befc35718afe64ff0f123b28e04071S8g3qHA6HYPnudW2Bmf6rNkPVunqHnAjyKcmdFlan+ju9CUdM5xj36JEv/xxTnTX5W+TQjzn8d+ocI8ZdtA6vw%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share

The Fed Cant Bail Trump Out

Monetary stimulation didnt help Obama and wont now counter reckless spending and trade wars.

June 5, 2019 6:37 p.m. ET

Illustration: 
Chad Crowe
President Trump???s April tweet that stocks and economic growth would be higher ???if the Fed had done its job properly,??? is worth re-examining in light of market developments after Mr. Trump won his tussle with Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Mr. Powell backed off his brief attempt at ???quantitative tightening??? under presidential and market pressure. Now that the Fed has ???done its job properly,??? where are the salutary results?

Thursday, June 6, 2019

PLATT-CURATED News

D-Day
https://www.prageru.com/video/d-day/

'The Longest Day,' Revisited
https://townhall.com/columnists/billmurchison/2019/06/04/the-longest-day-revisited-n2547367?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=06/04/2019&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

Incredible moment a 97-year-old US veteran recreates his D-Day drop alongside hundreds of other paratroopers on the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7106627/The-poignant-moment-divers-lay-wreath-bed-Channel-memory-D-Day-heroes.html

-- 
"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)


GENERAL INTEREST

Vestlandet, Norway, Is ???Oh, My God??? Country
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/04/travel/places-to-go-vestlandet-norway.html?te=1&nl=morning-briefing&emc=edit_NN_p_20190605&section=whatElse&login=email&auth=login-email

From Now On
https://chico.imodules.com/controls/email_marketing/view_in_browser.aspx?sid=1751&gid=2&sendId=400081&ecatid=11&puid=d162d839-961c-4e09-ab9c-40df9199dd1a

This is the age when it officially becomes too embarrassing to live with your parents 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-the-age-when-it-officially-becomes-too-embarrassing-to-live-with-your-parents-2019-06-04

Don???t count on competence of census takers 
https://nypost.com/2019/06/03/dont-count-on-competence-of-census-takers/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

HEALTH
WHO AFRO - Situation Report - Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in DRC - Sitrep 44 (2019)
http://newsletters.afro.who.int/outbreak-dashboards/1iaztyastvu1hj3oiwqrmm?email=true&a=11&p=55115116

'Pumping heart patch' ready for human use
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-48495313

A Cancer Stigma Killing Thousands 
https://townhall.com/columnists/betsymccaughey/2019/06/05/a-cancer-stigma-killing-thousands-n2547415?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=06/05/2019&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

??? A "vampire facial" is a procedure during which blood is drawn with a needle and then "spun" to separate the plasma, which is then injected into the face.?? For customers of a spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico, though, the most lasting effects may come after a blood test.?? The state's Department of Health is urging customers of VIP Spa, which closed in September 2018, to undergo HIV testing after two people were infected following treatment there.?? Dr. Dean Bair of the Bair Medical Spa said people should always make sure they're going to a licensed facility for such procedures.?? "This is just the worst example of what can go wrong," he told KOAT.?? The spa closed after inspectors found the spa's practices could potentially spread blood-borne infections, including hepatitis B and C as well as HIV. [KOAT, 4/30/2019] 

HEALTH CARE
A Merger Cure for Bigger Government
See the second Wall Street Journal article, below.

BUSINESS
The Poor Want More Opportunity, Not More Entitlement Spending 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/poll-poor-want-more-opportunity-not-more-entitlement-spending/

FINANCIAL
Magical Monetary Theory
See the first Wall Street Journal article, below.

These early retirees bought their 'disgusting' house in Montana with cash and budget less than $1 a pound for food 
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/these-early-retirees-bought-their-disgusting-house-in-montana-with-cash-and-budget-less-than-dollar1-a-pound-for-food/ar-AACr7kJ?ocid=spartandhp

SCIENCE
Science & Environment
https://e.nationalgeographic.com/pub/sf/ResponseForm?_ri_=X0Gzc2X%3DYQpglLjHJlYQGg6n2BXXBoBK8ioHPCT4vBfBy5BB5E6zbriuzcq91oNdpnYn4RMCs8VXMtX%3DYQpglLjHJlYQGzbMTzdKzfILo7vzdsrejYRLduOCromzgjoyLc0sdHtaBTaLYfzcC1FzgWm&_ei_=Eroo1efTRa4Xphflv1Mh4Vs

CYBER SECURITY
Microsoft ransomware threat: Check if you are at risk and how to avoid it
https://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-ransomware-threat-risk-avoid-183432592.html

FOREIGN POLICY
Invest in the Neighborhood 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/invest-in-the-neighborhood/

DEFENSE
The Navy needs to fix itself because it keeps screwing up 
https://taskandpurpose.com/navy-needs-fix-itself

Russia claims to test fire new hypersonic interceptor missile
https://www.foxnews.com/world/see-it-russia-test-launches-new-hypersonic-interceptor-missile

LAW AND THE COURTS
From Convicted Murderer to Exoneree to Law Grad 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/jeffrey-deskovic-exonerated-graduates-law-school/

Big tech braces for antitrust crackdown
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/446999-big-tech-braces-for-antitrust-crackdown

CHINA
China???s quest for human rights and democracy 
https://washingtontimes-dc.newsmemory.com/?token=9a466021d5e4a4696ef2e3be1a3374f7_5cf7dfdd_5cd1fdb&selDate=20190605&goTo=B01&artid=0&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=washingtontimes-E-Editions&utm_source=washingtontimes&utm_content=Read-Button

NKOR
The insane North Korean propaganda display even Kim Jong Un didn???t like 
https://nypost.com/2019/06/04/the-insane-north-korean-propaganda-display-even-kim-jong-un-didnt-like/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

IMMIGRATION
ICE director: Families no longer exempt from deportation
https://washingtontimes-dc.newsmemory.com/?token=9a466021d5e4a4696ef2e3be1a3374f7_5cf7dfdd_5cd1fdb&selDate=20190605&goTo=A04&artid=0&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=washingtontimes-E-Editions&utm_source=washingtontimes&utm_content=Read-Button

Mexican officials to meet with Pence in last-ditch effort to avert tariffs
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/447070-mexican-officials-to-meet-with-pence-in-last-ditch-effort-to-avert?userid=288549

Anxious GOP seeks to delay Trump's Mexico tariffs
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/447209-anxious-gop-seeks-to-delay-trumps-mexico-tariffs?rnd=1559780400

Military to spend a month painting border barriers
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/military-to-spend-a-month-painting-border-barriers/ar-AACrYer?ocid=spartandhp

TRUMPGATE
DOJ reveals Dems acknowledged Barr subpoena was 'overbroad'; Nadler fires back, offers to meet 'without conditions'
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/doj-fires-back-after-house-dems-announce-barr-contempt-vote-dubs-subpoena-unworkably-overbroad

9 Times The Obama Administration Fought Subpoenas or Blocked Officials from Testifying Before Congress
https://pjmedia.com/trending/9-times-the-obama-administration-fought-subpoenas-or-blocked-officials-from-testifying-before-congress/

POLITICS
Young adults ???hate??? Republicans, David Brooks says 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/young-adults-hate-republicans-david-brooks-says-2019-06-04

Polls flash 2020 warning for Trump
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/447163-polls-flash-2020-warning-for-trump?userid=288549

Progressives Who Prefer Trump to Biden
See the third Wall Street Journal article, below.

-- 

"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/magical-monetary-theory-11559687814?emailToken=bf1e84f8ff9920b1ac934a44b1f3701e/ZjKbMxrHBFRpgSRuNEUaNETmr8HB/iwRFr/mlqZDy5EYUgDNA063KPEI5ZVuaaswJJCePLLQnp53mtgm9c0Pw%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share

Magical Monetary Theory

Japan disproves the trendy notion that governments can run unlimited deficits in their own currencies.

June 4, 2019 6:36 p.m. ET

Japanese yen in Tokyo, April 14.
 Photo: Keith Bedford/Bloomberg News
???Modern monetary theory??? is the latest craze to circulate among the chattering classes. It is a fuzzy, post-Keynesian theory that has caught on in antiausterity circles. The MMT doctrine states that fiscal deficits don???t matter as long as countries borrow in their own currencies and inflation stays in check. This is like manna from heaven for proponents of more government spending and larger fiscal deficits.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

PLATT - CURATED NEWS

GENERAL INTEREST
Loch Ness Monster 'might' be real, according to new scientific study
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/loch-ness-monster-might-be-real-according-to-new-scientific-study

PHYSICAL HEALTH
WHO AFRO - Outbreaks and Emergencies Bulletin - Week 22/2019
http://newsletters.afro.who.int/outbreaks-weekly-bulletin/vn17jdj4wml1hj3oiwqrmm?email=true&a=11&p=55106801

A Drug Made for Animals and Taken by Humans to Treat Cancer: Fenbendazole 
https://www.cancertreatmentsresearch.com/fenbendazole/

MENTAL HEALTH
When life is a big disappointment 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0619/giles_life_disappointments.php3

HUMOR
The News in Zingers 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0619/hamilton060319.php3

EDUCATION
More than half of community colleges are too expensive for low-income students 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/more-than-half-of-community-colleges-are-too-expensive-for-low-income-students-2019-06-03

Stop Feeding College Bureaucratic Bloat
See the first Wall Street Journal article, below.

BUSINESS
A Panda Could End the Trade War
See the second Wall Street Journal article, below.

AVIATION
FAA identifies potentially defective parts on more than 300 Boeing 737 jets
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/faa-identifies-potentially-defective-parts-on-more-than-300-boeing-737-jets-2019-06-02

'Flying-V' plane named after a GUITAR burns 20 per cent less fuel than conventional aircraft and can carry more than 300 passengers
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7098415/Flying-V-plane-unveiled-named-GUITAR.html

SPACE
Risk of death from cosmic radiation makes missions to Mars 'impossible' at present, say European scientists
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7098401/Radiation-risk-make-Mars-missions-IMPOSSIBLE-present-say-European-team.html

DEFENSE
China Wins: I Lost the (Simulated) Battle for the South China Sea Thanks to 1 Thing
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/china-wins-i-lost-simulated-battle-south-china-sea-thanks-1-thing-60637

Shock as flotilla of three Chinese warships arrive for 'secret' visit to Sydney - just days after it emerged Beijing's navy confronted Australian vessel in South China Sea
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7097491/Chinese-warships-docked-Sydney-Harbour-just-metres-Opera-House.html

FOREIGN POLICY
Iran???s limited options 
https://washingtontimes-dc.newsmemory.com/?token=fec558e5f782d0aff8ea2136b2fa7277_5cf53d0b_5cd1fdb&selDate=20190603&goTo=B01&artid=0&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=washingtontimes-E-Editions&utm_source=washingtontimes&utm_content=Read-Button

LAW AND ORDER
Feds: Puerto Rico Disaster Contractor Pocketed Millions in Taxpayer Cash
https://news.yahoo.com/feds-puerto-rico-disaster-contractor-091258399.html

LAW AND THE COURTS
Government Shouldn???t Have the Power to Take Private Property for Free 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/private-property-seizure-compensation-fifth-amendment/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202019-06-03&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart

Census Target: John Roberts
See the third Wall Street Journal article, below.

BIG BROTHER
Big Tech Is Big Brother
https://www.prageru.com/video/big-tech-is-big-brother/

IMMIGRATION
President Trump's Greatest Test Yet
https://townhall.com/columnists/nicholaswaddy/2019/06/03/president-trumps-greatest-test-yet-n2547279?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=06/03/2019&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

Border Patrol Apprehends Large Group of Illegal Immigrants...From Africa 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2019/06/03/border-patrol-apprehends-large-group-of-migrants-entering-usfrom-africa-n2547281?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

Supreme Court rejects Trump request to fast track decision on DACA case
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/446672-supreme-court-rejects-trump-admin-request-to-fast-track-decision-on

SPYGATE
Who Ran Crossfire Hurricane?
https://spectator.org/who-ran-crossfire-hurricane/

William Barr determined to unravel truth behind Russia lie 
https://nypost.com/2019/06/01/william-barr-determined-to-unravel-truth-behind-russia-lie/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

-- 
"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/stop-feeding-college-bureaucratic-bloat-11559507310?emailToken=4627df25276f3a36ec11c875101b5ddchgjO3PajwqMH+Ta7kWCKQaXTjQFUz85orXAxsZrcH9qOAnqtfKeJX7L/HAxeDVntxNv8HBh1oH6EYkK9mji0Yw3Qx7KlgTiA5m9I1tjapf4%3D&reflink=article_email_share

Stop Feeding College Bureaucratic Bloat

Congress should tie student loans to the ratio of administrators to full-time academic faculty.

June 2, 2019 4:28 p.m. ET
American higher education faces many difficulties, not least soaring costs and the decline of academic freedom. Administrative bloat, subsidized by the federal government, makes both these problems worse.