Sunday, August 25, 2019

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PLATT - CURATED News

Western Movies 
https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2019/09/09/westerns-movies/

GENERAL INTEREST
The Popeye's Chicken Sandwich Is Here to Save America
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/the-popeyes-chicken-sandwich-is-here-to-save-america

Jeffrey Epstein ???Friend??? Ghislaine Maxwell Has More Skeletons in Her Family Closet Than a House of Horrors
https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-friend-ghislaine-maxwell-has-more-skeletons-in-her-family-closet-than-a-house-of-horrors

Obama Still Can???t Build That 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-still-cant-build-that-11566597728?emailToken=1fb8b4f87040f046118902259431505cVsnyHMCi/svnLljh8rF3PRIQdntfSL3LO8ZHLPQLEI4ylvAsMYTq035YE4ainUozkJcxbJJY3+cNGGfhxFpyuA%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share

Bride-to-be pulls 'first look' prank on groom with best man's help: 'I was completely shocked'
https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/bride-first-look-prank-groom-shocked

thanks, TM ...




MENTAL HEALTH
What Do We Do About Violent Young Men?
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-do-we-do-about-violent-young-men-11566580862?emailToken=b87c61f4dae351ec4346e04906ae5e22o04rMBQaHyD/jNfrOvMv3NSj8Qz8Mph0tvd9stxEROVVxIrlscgr9a7Wd1Vmak5Sjjbl0ZuFTdg1tEWsEByKko4th960/vDEzsovt4EfSWk%3D&reflink=article_email_share

The tragic ??? and overlooked ??? fallout from the ???60s sexual revolution 
https://nypost.com/2019/08/23/the-tragic-and-overlooked-fallout-from-the-60s-sexual-revolution/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

PHYSICAL HEALTH
More parents give dietary supplements to kids. But experts warn about their potential danger
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0819/dietary_supplements_kids.php3

Eglin AFB curtails running portion of PT test following captain's death
https://taskandpurpose.com/eglin-air-force-captain-pt-death

EDUCATION
The Useful Idiots Will Always Be With Us
https://townhall.com/columnists/williammarshall/2019/08/24/the-useful-idiots-will-always-be-with-us-n2552137?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=08/24/2019&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

CULTURE
Politics Won???t Come Between My Appalachian Cousins and Me 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/politics-wont-come-between-my-appalachian-cousins-and-me-11566596435?emailToken=3cdbce83811c5184e4545481be652e4ai+zLLCNqFi1ZAJl8kPuBT6pN94ueE3kg2mnxP/xG9TWgLdaXKyhMUCvVO4ZCriyR0vChoamWSEcXdZU6N7MlnIhz3F6rp9xOnZtvr3GaUTXfNljROR3WSX0dAqxObGpG&reflink=article_email_share

Does Dodgeball Really Corrupt Kids?
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0819/skenazy082319.php3

MIND BOGGLING STUPID
Idaho governor balks after 9th Circuit puts state on hook for convict's gender surgery
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/idaho-supreme-court-convicted-sex-offender-gender-reassignment-surgery-adree-edmo

New York Misses an Opportunity in Skipping Over a City Saint 
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/new-york-misses-an-opportunity-in-skipping-over-a-city-saint/

SPORTS
'You're the guy with the ball to the crotch': The inside story behind the funniest baseball card ever made
https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27425987/guy-ball-crotch-story-funniest-baseball-card-ever-made

TRAVEL
??When not just any old Motel 6 will do, check into The Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu, near Tokyo's airport, and ask for the "Superior Cockpit Room."?? Along with two beds, a bathroom and a table, the room features a full Boeing 737-800 flight simulator that offers guests the experience of piloting a full-size jet.?? According to United Press International, the room rents for $234 per night, but for a 90-minute simulator session with an expert, guests will have to cough up another $277.?? (The simulator can't be used without supervision.) The room becomes available for booking on July 18. [UPI, 7/11/2019] 

ECONOMY
The economy???s fine, so why shouldn???t Team Trump try to keep it that way? 
https://nypost.com/2019/08/22/the-economys-fine-so-why-shouldnt-team-trump-try-to-keep-it-that-way/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut
https://thehill.com/opinion/international/458497-to-ward-off-recession-trump-should-keep-his-mouth-and-smartphone-shut

BUSINESS
The big business of scavenging in postindustrial America
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/the-big-business-of-scavenging-in-postindustrial-america/ar-AAG6Ziw?ocid=spartandhp

ENVIRONMENT
NASA Images Show Just How Much Carbon Monoxide Is Coming Off The Burning Amazon
https://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-images-show-just-how-much-carbon-monoxide-is-coming-off-the-burning-amazon

Florida scientists induce spawning of Atlantic coral in lab for first time
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-environment-coral/florida-scientists-induce-spawning-of-atlantic-coral-in-lab-for-first-time-idUSKCN1VD06G?feedType=RSS&feedName=newsOne

Leaked Documents Show Brazil???s Bolsonaro Has Grave Plans for Amazon Rainforest 
https://www.ecowatch.com/leaked-documents-bolsonaro-amazon-rainforest-2639991444.html

Rivers used as 'open sewers', says WWF charity
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-49131405

CYBER SECURITY
Sextortion scams are back, security expert warns
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/sextortion-scams-are-back

NATIONAL SECURITY
Chinese-built tech poses danger throughout the Pentagon, lawmaker warns 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0819/chinese_tech_pentagon.php3

Election machine keys are on the Internet, hackers say
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/i-have-the-keys-to-your-voting-machine-probably

LAW AND ORDER
NASA investigates the first allegation of criminal activity in SPACE: Astronaut is accused of accessing her wife's bank account from the International Space Station during their messy divorce
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7390353/NASA-investigates-claims-astronaut-accessed-spouses-bank-account-space.html



Since El Paso and Dayton massacres, 14 people arrested for threatening mass shootings
https://news.yahoo.com/since-el-paso-dayton-massacres-14-people-arrested-185700227--abc-news-topstories.html

SOCIAL MEDIA
YouTube says it will begin removing violent content that targets children instead of relying on age-restrictions alone
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7389223/YouTube-start-removing-violent-content-targeted-children-instead-age-restricting.html

RUSSIA
The Russian rocket accident that killed 7 was reportedly followed by a second blast and radiation spike
https://taskandpurpose.com/russia-second-explosion

A doctor who treated accident victims has a radioactive isotope in his body. Russia says it came from his diet
https://taskandpurpose.com/russia-doctor-isotope

TRUMPGATE
Trump's banks refuse to tell judges if they have his tax returns
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/458586-trumps-banks-refuse-to-tell-judges-if-they-have-his-tax-returns

House Dems less likely to get Trump's tax returns before 2020 election 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0819/no_trump_tax_returns_before2020.php3

POLITICS
Warning signs for Trump in a famous swing county
https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2019/0821/Warning-signs-for-Trump-in-a-famous-swing-county?j=210989&sfmc_sub=105553743&l=1215_HTML&u=7505643&mid=10979696&jb=165&cmpid=ema:Weekender:20190824&src=newsletter

"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)

PLATT - CURATED News

GENERAL INTEREST
The tensions and drama behind the scenes of Trump's campaign to free rapper A$AP Rocky
https://news.yahoo.com/full-story-trump-free-asap-rocky-161654472.html

HEALTH
Entire Population of California Could Fall Victim To Bubonic Plague Due To Homelessness
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/05/31/dr_drew_pinsky_entire_population_of_california_could_fall_victim_to_bubonic_plague_due_to_homelessness.html

MIND BOGGLING STUPID
San Francisco rebrands convicted felons as 'justice-involved persons' and ex-cons as 'returning residents' as local officials try to remove the stigma of being a criminal
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7383417/San-Francisco-rebrands-convicted-felons-justice-involved-persons.html

HUMOR
A Snowflake's Guide to Dealing with Criticism 
https://eatonrapidsjoe.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-snowflakes-guide-to-dealing-with.html

The News in Zingers 
http://jewishworldreview.com/0819/hamilton.php3

RantOmatic #7: Eric Raymond of Armed and Dangerous types for me
http://americandigest.org/wp/rantomatic-7-eric-raymond-of-armed-and-dangerous-types-for-me/

EDUCATION
How About RICO Charges for Failing Public School Officials? 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-about-rico-charges-for-failing-public-school-officials-11566406273?emailToken=9a174ca0f3f3eb1d0ff5bf864e3c35e6qx3tqV21KrFELP29m5Wq+aNj12rbzJ1eRBNBRhrUTLJ1UwxdazSBmMu7esOPOFcvYvIEKs1Vmi4UeIoasLMHVSMSDUL6Iv94+quCxRc8pmt+CXxe0PXHi76chuYdqIqq&reflink=article_email_share

ECONOMY
U.S. created 501,000 fewer jobs since 2018 than previously reported, new figures show 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-created-500000-fewer-jobs-since-2018-than-previously-reported-new-figures-show-2019-08-21

BUSINESS
Startup hopes to turn NASA funding into big business 
https://washingtontimes-dc.newsmemory.com/?token=09f87a6333a77ff10df15c1bc0062f99_5d5eb39a_5cd1fdb&selDate=20190822&goTo=A14&artid=0&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=washingtontimes-E-Editions&utm_source=washingtontimes&utm_content=Read-Button

ENVIRONMENT
Massive Car Graveyard Found Inside Underground U.K. Cave
https://weather.com/news/trending/video/massive-car-graveyard-found-inside-underground-uk-cave-0?pl=pl-the-latest

Caviar was a free bar snack -- 8/22/19
https://mailchi.mp/delanceyplace.com/caviar-was-a-free-bar-snack-82219?e=a218d00c99

SCIENCE
What is 'blobology' and how is it transforming biology?
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49359137

TECHNOLOGY
YouTube pressured to kick Chinese state media ads off platform over misinformation
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/youtube-pressured-chinese-ads-misinformation

CYBER SECURITY
Hi, Alexa. How Do I Stop You From Listening In On Me?
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/technology/personaltech/alexa-siri-google-assistant-listen.html?te=1&nl=evening-briefing&emc=edit_ne_20190822?campaign_id=57&instance_id=11844&segment_id=16408&user_id=534895be791870e2f49b8be32ff6f7ab&regi_id=5893540820190822

FOREIGN POLICY
Trump envoy tries to restart nuke talks with North Korea
https://washingtontimes-dc.newsmemory.com/?token=09f87a6333a77ff10df15c1bc0062f99_5d5eb39a_5cd1fdb&selDate=20190822&goTo=A01&artid=1&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=washingtontimes-E-Editions&utm_source=washingtontimes&utm_content=Read-Button

Pompeo praises ???US ally??? Denmark after Trump cancels visit
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49430537

DEFENSE
Killer ROBOTS will eliminate targets without compassion or ethical judgements if countries continue to develop autonomous weapons, Human Rights Watch warns
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7382829/Killer-ROBOTS-eliminate-targets-without-compassion-ethics-Human-Rights-Watch-warns.html

Iran unveils new long-range missile defence system as President Rouhani warns 'talks with the US are useless'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7382239/Iran-displays-domestically-built-mobile-missile-defence-system.html

MILITARY
Navy goes on a firing spree: 5 senior leaders canned in past month 
https://taskandpurpose.com/navy-fires-5-senior-leaders

'We are a people organization' ??? Army leaders push renewed focus on soldiers amid rise in sexual assaults and suicides
https://taskandpurpose.com/army-mcconville-mccarthy-personnel

LAW AND ORDER
Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks at the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police's 64th National Biennial Conference
https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-william-p-barr-delivers-remarks-grand-lodge-fraternal-order-polices-64th

BIG BROTHER
Customers Handed Over Their DNA. The Company Let the FBI Take a Look. 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/customers-handed-over-their-dna-the-company-let-the-fbi-take-a-look-11566491162?emailToken=9c6c50643d184b27ec13607e19e642b2/hq+I4ZrFc+N1n1a7/eG6BEbgD/J9FZ4GpveuvNYs8WKIHxrrybcJFP2L7cCGcRua97vMdkmc1eDkYgrxttmNz7+IRdpxZOQjaKYsblrWvD0l4eJ2mcz5F0CrzT6wu1y&reflink=article_email_share

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Trump wants to give government permanent authority to spy on everyone in America
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/judge-andrew-napolitano-more-spying-and-lying

SOCIAL MEDIA
Many Are Abandoning Facebook. These People Have the Opposite Problem.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/business/reactivate-facebook-account.html?a&te=1&nl=evening-briefing&emc=edit_ne_20190822?campaign_id=57&instance_id=11844&segment_id=16408&user_id=534895be791870e2f49b8be32ff6f7ab&regi_id=58935408_ne_20190822

MEDIA
How a Conservative News Site Thrived on Facebook and Google 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/us/western-journal-highlights.html?te=1&nl=morning-briefing&emc=edit_NN_p_20190822&section=topNews?campaign_id=9&instance_id=11817&segment_id=16375&user_id=534895be791870e2f49b8be32ff6f7ab&regi_id=58935408tion=topNews&login=email&auth=login-email

A ???Fact Checker??? Declares War On Satire 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-fact-checker-declares-war-on-satire-11566428259?emailToken=c63209fb5de6fb87df5d78de9a8fa764YBevDAXYt/wpxAT0H06CypwGVRtenEeyYvxtcyxIQkCPIfcqx6JgFI6ElTbtGyHkqlAl71bEt5/qlPSmIsOhB7nNUfdqXPUza5Fl0aiXIwU%3D&reflink=article_email_share

IMMIGRATION
Migrants are being 'radicalised' by NGOs pushing them to raise their demands, warns UN refugee official after rescue ship trying to dock in Italy snubbed Spanish offer of asylum
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7380195/The-radicalisation-demands-migrants-concern-warns-official.html

BUREAUCRACY
Congress pumps brakes on Interior push to relocate Bureau of Land Management
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/458352-congress-pumps-brakes-on-interior-push-to-move-bureau-of-land

POLITICS
For these young socialists, it???s all about local control
https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2019/0820/For-these-young-socialists-it-s-all-about-local-control?cmpid=ema:mkt:20190822&src=highlight

Trump's fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left
https://news.yahoo.com/trumps-fake-accent-angers-asian-201830232.html

A Wrench in Georgia???s Voting Machine 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-wrench-in-georgias-voting-machine-11566427907?emailToken=4faebb1030fa117c0da650a631293d8amx/leTJ6zXPW1OLrZd2958knqfeMQf8dlDDKsiF2Js4DdeLKfbQNRrNoyVpQ91QK0tUe/mbfvK9T43igdbHIWg%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share

"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)

Greenpeace on trees

https://twitter.com/prageru/status/1165461796918112257?s=09

Saturday, August 24, 2019

PLATT - MISC News

GENERAL INTEREST
This Week???s News Quiz: the Amazon Rain Forest, Greenland and the Hong Kong Protests (11 out of 11)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/23/briefing/amazon-rain-forest-greenland-hong-kong-protests-news-quiz.html?te=1&nl=morning-briefing&emc=edit_NN_p_20190823&section=whatElse?campaign_id=9&instance_id=11854&segment_id=16417&user_id=534895be791870e2f49b8be32ff6f7ab&regi_id=58935408ion=whatElse

HEALTH
Four-in-one pill prevents third of heart problems
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-49434337

Drug-Resistant Salmonella Linked to Overuse of Antibiotics in Cattle Farming
https://www.ecowatch.com/drug-resistant-salmonella-antibiotics-2639979881.html

Apple iPhone 7 radiation test prompts FCC investigation: report
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/cellphone-radiation-test-fcc-investigation

Patient's mangled, overgrown toenails shaved down in 10-minute viral clip
https://www.foxnews.com/health/patients-mangled-toenails-shaved-down-viral

Microplastics in water pose ???no apparent health risk???
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-49430038

MIND BOGGLING STUPID
Canadian single dad faces human rights complaint for asking about babysitter???s gender
https://www.foxnews.com/world/dad-babysitter-canada-gender-discrimination

CULTURE
Of the 27 Deadliest Mass Shooters, 26 of Them Had One Thing in Common
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/markmeckler/2018/02/27-deadliest-mass-shooters-26-one-thing-common/

EDUCATION
Left-wing activists trying to hijack kids??? minds with ???ethnic studies??? 
https://nypost.com/2019/08/22/left-wing-activists-trying-to-hijack-kids-minds-with-ethnic-studies/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

ECONOMY
'I always find a way to win': Donald Trump slams reports U.S. is headed toward recession even as White House aides privately warned president economic downturn is coming
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7387245/I-way-win-Donald-Trump-slams-reports-U-S-headed-recession.html

BUSINESS
Trump 'hereby orders' companies to seek 'alternative' markets to China as markets plunge
https://news.yahoo.com/trump-orders-u-companies-seek-154539917.html

AMAZON, INC.
Amazon Has Ceded Control of Its Site. The Result: Thousands of Banned, Unsafe or Mislabeled Products
https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-has-ceded-control-of-its-site-the-result-thousands-of-banned-unsafe-or-mislabeled-products-11566564990?emailToken=6f4960c61a36429fbfa8fad53c91fe8djb+nrswwtD5oZTb4b0YbR4PN1iD+S4Te6ZghWx5GpTa8Bmi8H1TnAgBwz/rv1xd08LsYW8CVf+ZWYk4nh2hKa2vtxIyUynONpTuYH/fKqBPqH1sURnjzdW5Y40s8HlZQv4Y9FaD6A9KP3E4SNWehpD9XdbICom+Zwiso+m+YUF0%3D&reflink=article_email_share

How The Journal Analyzed Amazon Listings 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-journal-analyzed-amazon-listings-11566565005

HISTORY
Hotels hired guards to protect their sugar supplies -- 8/23/19
https://mailchi.mp/delanceyplace.com/72619-1147221?e=a218d00c99

ENVIRONMENT
Celebrities are sharing FAKE photos of huge Amazonian wildfires that actually show historical blazes or somewhere else entirely
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7384921/Photos-shared-online-devastation-caused-Amazonian-wildfires-FAKE.html

ASTRONOMY
Scientists are building a real-life version of the Starship Enterprise's life scanner
https://www.foxnews.com/science/scientists-are-building-a-real-life-version-of-the-starship-enterprises-life-scanner

CYBER SECURITY
Turn off your Bluetooth, warn security experts
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/turn-off-your-bluetooth-warn-security-experts

I Visited 47 Sites. Hundreds of Trackers Followed Me.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/23/opinion/data-internet-privacy-tracking.html?te=1&nl=evening-briefing&emc=edit_ne_20190823?campaign_id=57&instance_id=11880&segment_id=16447&user_id=534895be791870e2f49b8be32ff6f7ab&regi_id=5893540820190823

NATIONAL SECURITY
China suspected of ???academic espionage??? in U.S. 
https://washingtontimes-dc.newsmemory.com/?token=00b82e6c67f7a5879ebc772cad3592d9_5d6006f0_5cd1fdb&selDate=20190823&goTo=A01&artid=0&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=washingtontimes-E-Editions&utm_source=washingtontimes&utm_content=Read-Button

DEFENSE
Army sets sights on lasers for infantry troops
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/army-sets-sights-on-lasers-for-infantry-troops

LAW AND ORDER
Lack Of Common Sense? Why This Security Guard Pulled A Gun On A Uniformed Police Officer 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/08/22/boob-with-a-gun-that-time-some-paul-blart-security-guard-stupidly-pulled-a-gun-on-a-sheriffs-deputy-n2552092?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

SCOTUS
Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for malignant tumor on pancreas, Supreme Court says
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/supreme-court-says-justice-ruth-bader-treated-for-malignant-tumor-on-pancreas

Kavanaugh???s High-School Classmate Sues HuffPost for Defamation 
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/kavanaughs-high-school-classmate-sues-huffpost-for-defamation/

POLITICS
Dangers loom for Trump on immigration
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/458499-the-memo-dangers-loom-for-trump-on-immigration?userid=288549

???New Left Urbanists??? Want to Remake Your City
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-left-urbanists-want-to-remake-your-city-11566512564?emailToken=2f1a19aa3d9269215b1425cbf6500890ZlTLuzswsDbjoqE3j5Po7IhW5ZMdQ5Khbjrk3oLzEXqfmw/xj0FPp5fXyFYJ3M0Hk4zql49rWYFKoln1jWbUeBPOuPugI499kgs15kRzt3c%3D&reflink=article_email_share


"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)