Tuesday, March 19, 2019

From Jenna Orkin

Federal Authorities Raided Trump Fundraiser’s Office in Money Laundering Probe

"Agents were authorized to use the megadonor’s hands and face to unlock any phones that required fingerprint or facial scans."

Doug Casey on Modern Monetary Theory
Certainly I disagree that AOC is "amoral;" she's simply inexperienced and the fault lies with the media for putting the spotlight on her so relentlessly.  But as far as economics goes, Casey knows what he's talking about. - JO

San Diego judge dismisses U.S. sailors' Fukushima radiation lawsuits, rules Japan has jurisdiction

Puzzling Number of Men Tied to Ferguson Protests Have Died

NZ Government Report on Use of External Intelligence

Planetary Collapse Looms? New Study Shows More Than 1,200 Species "Will Almost Certainly Face Extinction"

We've been killing ten thousand a year for God knows how long.  But who cares about the microscopic ones? - JO

8 predictions made by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos 20 years ago that were right on the money

Monday, March 18, 2019

From Jenna Orkin

Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced to 38 Years and 148 Lashes

1.5 million felons can now vote in Florida because of these men

It would have been clearer to refer to the newly enfranchised as ex-cons.

I suppose the news here is that they're doing so openly. - JO

"Schaffer was particularly concerned by the suggestion in the documents that “reputational risks” posed by the university’s collaboration with the MoD would have been mitigated by a communications campaign paid for by the HSSRC funding.
“Now I don’t want to be too academic about this, but it’s very striking that a programme designed to change people’s views and opinions for military purposes would spend some of its money changing people’s views and opinions, so that they wouldn’t object to changing people’s views and opinions. See what they did there? Propaganda squared, and that seems wrong,” he said."
Hard to argue their criteria would not be objectionable.

Quantum computing could change everything, and IBM is racing with Microsoft, Intel, and Google to conquer it. Here's what you need to know

Friday, March 15, 2019

From Jenna Orkin

Quote of the day: 
Medical Advisor:  Congress Is Owned by Pharma - Yahoo(!)

US Bars Entry to International Court Investigators

"Drunken Forests" 

Coca Cola Admits It Produces 3 Million Tonnes of Plastic Packaging a Year

Amsterdam Solves Bee Crisis post.

Venezuela's Latest Nightmare: Crude Oil In The Tap Water

New Zealand reels as 49 killed in mass shootings at 2 mosques

From Jenna Orkin

Oil Storage Tanks Explode in Venezuela

Ex-Saudi Ambassador:  No Knowledge of Sarasota 9/11 Connection

“I Know No One More Patriotic”: Daniel Ellsberg Praises Chelsea Manning After She Is Jailed Again

How the Deep State Came to America:  A History
If you can manage to overcome distaste at the Infowars references, you may find some insights here.

China Offers To Help Venezuela Restore Power As Maduro Accuses Trump, Guaido Of "Sabotage"

Facebook and Instagram are finally recovering, after one of the worst outages in their history