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Breaking: Two rockets land near US embassy in Baghdad News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – 6 hours ago Two rockets landed inside the Green Zone in central Baghdad, Iraq, where the US embassy is located, setting off alarms at the compound, Sky News reported Thursday.No casualties have been reported.Citing eyewitness reports, an Al Jazeera journalist noted a plume of smoke rising up from the Green Zone following the two explosions.This latest rocket […] Source: AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – The Arab Source Putin to brief Assad on agreement with Erdogan News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – 6 hours ago Russian President Vladimir Putin will brief his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad on the outcome of his negotiations with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS.“Yes,” he said when asked whether Putin will brief Assad on the outcome of his negotiations with Erdogan.Source: TASS Source: AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – The Arab Source Stakes High as Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Abortion Law, Chief Justice Roberts Could Be Deciding Vote Raven Clabough at rss – 6 hours ago [image: stakes-high-as-supreme-court-hears-arguments-on-abortion-law-chief-roberts-could-be-deciding-vote] Pro-lifers are hopeful *June Medical Services v.Russo* may be the catalyst to undo the damage of *Roe v.

Wade*, but Chief Justice John Roberts may have tipped his hand at Wednesday’s hearing and hinted that he could side with the liberal justices.Erasing the Sexes: Calif.Bill Would Fine Stores With “Boys” and “Girls” Departments Selwyn Duke at rss – 6 hours ago [image: erasing-the-sexes-ca-bill-would-fine-stores-with-boys-and-girls-departments] Sixty years ago we had the film *Where the Boys Are*.

Now some people aren’t sure what the boys are, and the latest example is a California bill that would punish large stores for maintaining separate boys’ and girls’ departments.A Six-in-One Vaccine Associated with Sudden Infant Death… Laura Bono at Children’s Health Defense – 6 hours ago Coming Soon to a Clinic Near You By the Children’s Health Defense Team The childhood vaccine schedule in the U.S.

features numerous combination vaccines—formulations that bundle multiple antigens for multiple diseases into one injection.Examples of combination vaccines currently given to American children include Merck’s four-component ProQuad vaccine against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella […] The post A Six-in-One Vaccine Associated with Sudden Infant Death… appeared first on Children’s Health Defense.Vaxxed II Will Be Shown at the Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) 23RD Edition Laura Bono at Children’s Health Defense – 6 hours ago Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth will be shown at the Sonoma International Film Festival on Saturday, March 28th.It joins a robust lineup of 131 features, documentaries and short films that includes a selection of World, North American, US and Northern California premieres from 30 countries.Celebrity guests include award winning directors, acclaimed actors, […] The post Vaxxed II Will Be Shown at the Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) 23RD Edition appeared first on Children’s Health Defense.“The 5G Trojan Horse” Documentary Laura Bono at Children’s Health Defense – 6 hours ago Derrick Broze, Global Research, The Conscious Resistance This 96 minute documentary will expose the truth behind the global “Race to 5G”, the health, privacy, and local power concerns, and the corruption between the Big Wireless industry and the U.S.

government.Transcript and Sources My name is Derrick Broze.

For the past 8 years I have worked […] The post “The 5G Trojan Horse” Documentary appeared first on Children’s Health Defense.Desert Sands – Another Possibility Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink’s Crazy World – 6 hours ago Ben Davidson’s daily space briefing for 5 March 2020 features the latest NASA imagery of Mars linked here.What struck me was the large surface deposits of yellowish to reddish sand, and the lack of regolith, or chemically weathered outcrop.… Continue reading → Stocks & Oil E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio – 6 hours ago Time to be on the side lines, IMHO.

Stocks and oil looking poorly.Continue reading → U.S.Nurse-Midwifery Programs Join International Effort to Reduce Maternal Mortality Rates cmaadmin at Diverse – 6 hours ago The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 2020 “The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife” (YNM) and is calling upon healthcare organizations and institutions to join its yearlong campaign.Scholar Illustrates How to Include Women of Color in Teaching the History of the Suffrage Movement cmaadmin at Diverse – 6 hours ago As we approach the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, African American studies specialist Dr.

Marilyn Sanders Mobley says it’s time academia recognized the contribution of women of color in the Suffrage Movement.This week, Mobley returned to her undergraduate alma mater, Barnard College, to present the lecture, “The Difference Intersectionality Makes: Teaching the Suffrage […] Remote families left ‘dumbfounded’ by closure of disability service provider Emma Field And Madison Snow at Just In – 6 hours ago Long-running disability support service Activ Esperance announces its closure leaving 17 people with a disability unemployed.

‘All those gorgeous little kids’: Gold Coasters lament plan to demolish mural for M1 upgrade Solua Middleton at Just In – 6 hours ago Judith de Boer’s late son, Christopher, is one of 178 children whose faces are featured on a mural painted on a sound barrier that will be demolished as part of upgrades to Queensland’s M1 motorway.Craig Kelly made a claim about rainfall on Good Morning Britain.We fact checked it Natasha Grivas at Just In – 6 hours ago In a controversial interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain earlier this year, Coalition MP Craig Kelly claimed Australia has seen more rain in the first 20 years of this century compared to the first 20 years of the last.Is he correct? Authorities test COVID-19 readiness as supermarkets announce restrictions on purchases George Roberts And Kate McKenna at Just In – 6 hours ago Queensland Health will consider scenarios for controlling the spread of COVID-19, as 15 hospital staff go into quarantine and Woolworths announces restrictions on the number of toilet rolls sold to customers.This bush tucker man’s home ‘blew apart’ in bushfires.

But before rebuilding he’s growing food for birds Sarah Moss at Just In – 6 hours ago After a bushfire “totally disintegrated” this Aboriginal cultural property on the NSW South Coast, its owners are passionately replanting food supply to encourage native animals to return — before rebuilding their own home and business.Australian composer Brett Dean diagnosed with coronavirus Just In – 6 hours ago Renowned Australian composer Brett Dean is diagnosed with coronavirus and is currently receiving treatment in Adelaide where he had been due to perform at the Adelaide Festival.A washed-out semi-final wasn’t exactly hard to predict, so how was it allowed to happen? Geoff Lemon at Just In – 6 hours ago India and England’s Twenty20 World Cup semi-final was washed out and Australia’s clash with South Africa almost was too, all without a backup plan in place.How was this allowed to happen? Great Barrier reef coral bleaching moves south, as sea temperatures spike Ben Deacon And Jess Davis at Just In – 6 hours ago The timing of one of the most widespread coral bleaching events on record, outside of the normal El Nino cycle, has scientists concerned, with one linking it to the effects of “anthropogenic climate change”.Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for the White House has failed.Three things went wrong Micheline Maynard at Just In – 6 hours ago In the end Senator Warren found herself boxed in and all the selfies, phone calls and her dogged determination were not enough to rally the women voters of her own party, let alone male ones too, writes Micheline Maynard.Russia, Turkey agree ceasefire deal for Syria’s Idlib Just In – 6 hours ago Russia and Turkey’s presidents say they have reached an agreement on a cease-fire to take effect at midnight Thursday in northwestern Syria, where escalated fighting has displaced almost one million people.

WA Premier warns fallout from coronavirus could hit $30b Browse gas project Daniel Mercer at Just In – 6 hours ago WA’s Premier says fallout from coronavirus could push back timing for development of the giant Browse gas field off the state’s far-north coast.Bridget McKenzie says changes to sports funding list happened ‘unbeknown’ to her Matthew Doran at Just In – 6 hours ago In a rare public statement since moving to the backbench, the former sports minister says any changes to the list of successful grant recipients were not made by her.Venezuelan embassy in Canberra ordered to repay $25,000 in rent Georgia Hitch at Just In – 6 hours ago Overdue rent, an insult by a top skier and an embassy blockaded by construction equipment — the long-running stoush between the Venezuelan embassy and its landlord has finally resolved, with both sides awarded compensation.’It’s the happy instrument’: Surge in popularity of ukulele shows no sign of slowing down Tom Edwards at Just In – 6 hours ago With a price tag often as modest as its tiny stature, it’s no small wonder the ukulele — “the happy instrument” — is outselling acoustic guitars in Australian instrument shops.ASX drops after Dow plunges another 970 points on coronavirus fears David Chau at Just In – 6 hours ago Australian shares are sliding again after Wall Street’s Dow Jones index plunged by 970 points on renewed concerns about the economic havoc wreaked by the rapidly spreading coronavirus.U.S.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams Discusses Coronavirus and Using Common Sense… sundance at The Last Refuge – 6 hours ago U.S.Surgeon General Jerome Adams appeared for an interview this afternoon to discuss the coronavirus along with ongoing efforts by the administration to address illnesses and continue proactive containment.[COVID-19 Website Here] General Adams emphasizes “keeping things in perspective” and … Continue reading → What is the Rule of Law Good For? Andrew Koppelman at Balkinization – 6 hours ago Everyone loves the rule of law, but they don’t agree on what it is or why it matters.That’s why Paul Gowder’s book, The Rule of Law in the Real World, is so important.

It begins with the humblest task of analytic philosophy, the disambiguation of the common sense meaning of terms.It shows that these terms point to a morally urgent ideal.Thus opens my review of the book at the New Rambler, here.New York: Narcotics Cop Fired Gun in a Drunken Brawl in Bar, Judge Released Him Without Bail NY Post at Need To Know – 6 hours ago Investigator Stephen Abreu was arrested charges of assault and attempted murder, but Judge Hilary Gingold released him without bail.

Abreu has been suspended from his job as an investigator, where he has worked for nearly four years.The World Health Organization (WHO) Urges People To Go Cashless Because ‘Dirty Banknotes Can Spread The Virus’ ZeroHedge at Need To Know – 6 hours ago The WHO recommended that citizens in countries struggling with outbreaks should use digital payments when possible to reduce the risk of being infected by money.However, losing economic and social freedom is a greater threat than the risk of the virus.Syria – Another Ceasefire In Idleb – Erdogan Loses On All Points barovsky at The New Dark Age – 6 hours ago President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and President Vladimir Putin of Russia met today in Moscow.

They had a 160 minute long talk under 4 eyes and another round with their relevant staff.The parties agreed on a new ceasefire in Idleb governorate.Coronavirus: The only thing spreading “exponentially” is fear – Fewer people are sick each day, and yet there’s no sign of panic abating barovsky at The New Dark Age – 6 hours ago Shall we start off this little overview with some cold hard facts? Not the ones about death rates, and the flu, and clinical diagnosis.We’ve done that.A lot.No this is just simple maths; There are, according to official estimates, fewer people with coronavirus today, than yesterday.

Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak: Live Updates And WHO Announcements — March 5, 2020 War News Updates Editor at War News Updates – 6 hours ago *CNBC:* *WHO calls on all nations to ‘pull out all the stops’ to fight coronavirus* * WHO called on all nations to “pull out all the stops” to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus as it continues to spread outside of China.* “This is not a drill.

This is not the time to give up.This is not a time for excuses,” WHO’s top official said.The World Health Organization on Thursday called on all nations to “pull out all the stops” to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus as it continues to spread outside of China.“This epidemic can be pushed back but only with a coordinated and comprehensive app…

more » Are 3 Previous US Presidents All Younger Than 2020 Candidates? Dan Evon at Snopes.com – 6 hours ago A social media thread pointed out something many of the 2020 presidential cadidates have in common: They’ve seen a lot of years.Putin, Erdogan Agree to A Temporary Idlib Cease-Fire War News Updates Editor at War News Updates – 7 hours ago *BBC: **Syria war: Russia and Turkey agree Idlib ceasefire* Turkey and Russia have agreed a ceasefire from midnight local time in Syria’s north-western Idlib province in a bid to avoid a major escalation.In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan also agreed to establish a security corridor and joint patrols.Last month, 36 Turkish soldiers were killed in Idlib during a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive.Turkey, which backs opposition rebels, responded by attacking Syrian troops.

*Read more *….*WNU Editor:* The meet…more » Fossil fuel energy may have seen a global turning point Keith at musingsofanoldfart – 7 hours ago Earlier this week, Reuters in the UK posted an article called “Fossil fuels for power at turning point as renewable surged in 2019 – data.” A link to the article is below.

A few excerpts from the article are telling: … Continue reading → The Biden Tax Plan Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw’s Blog – 7 hours ago The Tax Policy Center has released its report on Joe Biden’s tax plan.Most noteworthy is the huge increase in taxes on high-income households.The top one percent would see a 40 percent increase in federal taxes (all federal taxes combined).Their average federal tax rate would rise from 29.7 to 41.7 percent.If enacted, this plan would give us the most redistributionist tax code in many years.

For comparison, in 1979, as the Reagan tax revolution was starting to pick up steam as a political movement, the tax rate for the top one percent was 35.1 percent–a rate that has never been…more » Shanghai Government Officially Recommends Vitamin C for COVID-19 WTStaff at Waking Times – 7 hours ago Andrew W.Saul, Guest Waking Times (OMNS Mar 3, 2020) The government of Shanghai, China has announced its official recommendation that COVID-19 should be treated with high amounts of intravenous vitamin… Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Endorses Joe Biden – The Big Picture Challenge for Bernie… sundance at The Last Refuge – 7 hours ago Michigan and the subsequent 125 Democrat delegates is a critical state for the presidential primary contest between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.Michigan (125 delegates), Idaho (20), Mississippi (36), Missouri (68), North Dakota (14), and Washington State (89) all vote … Continue reading → U.S.Officials Say Resumption Of Violence In Afghanistan Is Unacceptable War News Updates Editor at War News Updates – 7 hours ago *The Hill:* *Pompeo: Increase in Afghanistan violence after deal with Taliban ‘unacceptable’* Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called a surge in violence in Afghanistan this week “unacceptable” and warned both the Taliban and the Afghan government to “stop posturing” ahead of intra-Afghan peace talks.

“The upsurge in violence in parts of Afghanistan over the last couple days is unacceptable,” Pompeo told reporters at the State Department on Thursday.

“In no uncertain terms, violence must be reduced immediately for the peace process to move forward.” The Taliban has resumed offensiv…more » “Economic Market Snapshot PM 3/5/20” CoyotePrime at Running ‘Cause I Can’t Fly – 7 hours ago *PM 3/5/20, Updated frequently as available.* ◆ *Perfect storm: “*A perfect storm is an event in which a rare combination of circumstances drastically aggravates the event.The term is used by analogy to an unusually severe storm that results from a rare combination of meteorological phenomena.” Coronavirus consequences precipitate total global economic collapse…◆ Gregory Mannarino, PM 3/5/20: *”**Another Warning.

Stock Market: The Worst Is Yet To Come**”* – https://www.traderschoice.net/ ◆ *MarketWatch Market Summary, Live Updates* – https://www.marketwatch.com/tools/marketsummary

more » Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “Adiemus” CoyotePrime at Running ‘Cause I Can’t Fly – 7 hours ago Adiemus, “Adiemus” “A Look to the Heavens” CoyotePrime at Running ‘Cause I Can’t Fly – 7 hours ago “What powers the Heart Nebula? The large emission nebula dubbed IC 1805 looks, in whole, like a heart.The nebula’s glow – as well as the shape of the gas and dust clouds – is powered by by stellar winds and radiation from massive hot stars in the nebula’s newborn star cluster Melotte 15.*Click image for larger size.* This deep telescopic image maps the pervasive light of narrow emission lines from atoms of hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur in the nebula.The field of view spans just over two degrees on the sky, so that it appears larger than four times the diameter of a full moon.

The c…more » Connecting the Pentagon & climate crisis Bruce K.

Gagnon at Organizing Notes – 7 hours ago This video explores how the Pentagon and the military-industrial complex is a massive polluter in terms of both emissions and chemical waste.In addition, the video looks at whether or not these environmental and monetary burdens caused by the military-industrial complex are justified.

Have the multitude of wars the US wages been just, or are they manifestations of imperialism? Ultimately, the video connects environmental destruction with military imperialism and concludes that demilitarization is the only truly effective answer to the carbon footprint of the military.

FDA reveals 2020 plan to increase food safety of leafy greens Coral Beach at Food Safety News – 7 hours ago Step by step, FDA officials are tackling the link between E.coli outbreaks and leafy greens.They released their new plan today with many steps repeating their walk thus far, but new footprints are planned to leave the mark of improved food safety.Announced in a Voices Blog entry from the Food and Drug Administration,…Continue Reading Doomed: The Tragic Tale of How the Navy Lost This One Submarine Forever Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest – 7 hours ago *Sebastien Roblin* *History, Americas* [image: By (high resolution version at http://narademo.umiacs.umd.edu/cgi-bin/isadg/viewobject.pl?object=52764 ), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10248048] How it things go so wrong? *Key point:* Several things went wrong for the USS *Greyback*.The submarine and its crew would not be lucky.On February 27, 1944, a Japanese Nakajima B5N torpedo bomber patrolling over the East China Sea near Okinawa spotted the glinting hull of a submarine surfaced above the water.

Earlier that very day, the freighter *Celyon …more » Is China About to Give Its Best Fighters Powerful New Jet Engines? Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest – 7 hours ago *Sebastien Roblin* *Technology, Asia* [image: https://www.reutersconnect.com/all?id=tag%3Areuters.com%2C2015%3Anewsml_GF2 71626&share=true] A game-changer? *Key point:* Beijing wants the best for its vaunted fighter jets.And that means better engines to allow them to compete with America’s finest.In a 2018 Zhuhai airshow in China, a specially modified Chengdu J-10B single-engine multi-role jet wowed audiences with a series of jaw-dropping maneuvers including the famous Pugachev’s Cobra and the Falling Leaf, in which the diving aircraft spun laterally on its horizontal airc…more » International Criminal Court Approves Afghan War Crimes Probe War News Updates Editor at War News Updates – 7 hours ago *DW: **International court backs Afghan war crimes probe* *Appeal judges at the International Criminal Court have given prosecutors the go-ahead to launch an investigation into alleged war crimes by Taliban, Afghan and US forces.* The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday authorized an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan.The probe targets US, Afghan and Taliban forces as well as intelligence personnel.The ruling came only days after the US and the Taliban signed an ambitious peace deal to end conflict in Afghanist…

more » Super Void: what super funds are telling regulators is not what they are telling customers Callum Foote at Michael West – 7 hours ago Serenading Ralph Nader nonnie9999 at HYSTERICAL RAISINS – 7 hours ago Feb.24 (Bloomberg) — Ralph Nader, the consumer advocate who ran for president in 2000 and 2004, said he’s going to make another bid for the White House this year.“I have decided to run for president,” Nader, 73, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program today.Original album cover.To the tune of Green, […] Currently_Unavailable_Signs_As_Shortages_Hit_Shelves All News Pipeline Feeds – 8 hours ago It’s The End Of The World As We Know It? Maybe…And Maybe Soon– Or Maybe I’m Being Too Alarmist DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! – 8 hours ago I was just talking with a very credible candidate for Congress about how an increasingly senile Biden could turn out to be the Democratic nominee; he– the congressional candidate, not Status Quo Joe– told me he almost hopes the apocalypse comes soon because he wants to pick up the pieces.Wow! And I thought I was nuts! As speaking of government by the senile, last night, the clownish Trump ran to Sean Hannity on Fox to dispute the WHO report that the death rate for coronavirus is 3.4%, asserting that it’s “a false number.” Claiming he’s “had a lot of conversations with a lot of…

more » Elizabeth Warren Officially Drops Out, Remains Silent on Endorsement Luis Miguel at rss – 8 hours ago [image: elizabeth-warren-officially-drops-out-remains-silent-on-endorsement] Senator Elizabeth Warren suspended her 2020 presidential campaign but declined to say whether she will endorse Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders.Brigham Young University Says LGBTQ+ Behavior Remains Banned Jessica Ruf at Diverse – 8 hours ago Brigham Young University (BYU) administrators have asserted that “homosexual behavior” remains banned on campus after recent changes to the honor code had suggested that same-sex relationships would now be tolerated by the school, reported The Hill.In late February, the Mormon university had updated its Church Educational System Honor Code by removing “homosexual feelings” under […] Kodak Agfa presents : Al-Azbakiya books market in photos and in video egyptianchronicler@gmail.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles – 8 hours ago There is no better time to share this than World Books Day.It was one of my dreams and plans to visit the Cairo famous Al-Azbakiya market , Egypt and the Arab world oldest official second-hand book market.This is the place where you can find old magazines and newspapers and secondhand books at reasonable prices in Downtown Cairo.Its history starts officially in 1907 during the time of Khedive Abbas Helmi II in the most unexpected way ever in the heart of the once upscale Al-Azbakiya district.

You can hear and know its full story from one of its oldest books vendor there Mr.Harb…more » “Life, Explained To You” CoyotePrime at Running ‘Cause I Can’t Fly – 8 hours ago “*Life, Explained To You”* Author Unknown “On the first day God created the dog.God said, “Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past.

I will give you a life span of twenty years.” The dog said, “That’s too long to be barking.Give me ten years and I’ll give you back the other ten.” So God agreed.On the second day God created the monkey.God said, “Entertain people, do monkey tricks and make them laugh.I’ll give you a twenty-year life span.” The monkey said, “Monkey tricks for twenty years? I don’t think so.Dog gave you back ten, so th…more » The Right Tool LL at Virtual Mirage – 8 hours ago *Liberals Say:* “You civilians don’t need armor piercing ammunition.” “However I can think of scenarios where it might be nice to have.The same could be said for incendiary, or even armor piercing incendiary ammunition.

You need the right tool for the right job.” Los TLC aumentaron la informalidad lechera bilaterals.org – 8 hours ago 05-Mar-2020 Estudio de Fedesarrollo sostiene que las importaciones y la regulación de un precio mínimo han llevado a muchos productores a la informalidad.

Pide una nueva política para el sector que fomente la productividad.Solicitada anulación en CIADI del laudo del arbitraje Operafund vs.

España bilaterals.org – 8 hours ago 05-Mar-2020 La solicitud de anulación del laudo del arbitraje mantenido entre Operafund y Schwab Holding contra España fue registrada por la Secretaría General del Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias relativas a Inversiones (CIADI) el 3 de marzo de 2020.Colombia implementará el TLC con Israel este año bilaterals.org – 8 hours ago 05-Mar-2020 Expandir las operaciones comerciales del país en nuevos mercados es el objetivo.Para este año, Colombia implementará un tratado de libre comercio (TLC) con Israel, nación de Oriente Medio con la que se tienen relaciones diplomáticas desde 1949.

La UE cree que el TLC con el Mercosur favorecerá más a los europeos bilaterals.org – 8 hours ago 05-Mar-2020 El acuerdo negociado entre la Unión Europea y el Mercosur es visto como una plataforma al libre comercio y un freno al avance chino en Latinoamérica.Dubai ruler abducted daughters, threatened ex-wife Princess Haya: UK judge Just In – 8 hours ago A UK judge rules that Dubai’s ruler ordered the abduction of his two daughters and orchestrated a campaign of intimidation against his former wife.To get over her crippling shyness, Kaley started inviting complete strangers to lunch Sarah Scopelianos And Maria Tickle at Just In – 8 hours ago Kaley Chu knew she needed to do something to change her life — her shyness was holding her back at work, and she felt like the world’s most boring person.She decided to attack the problem head on.’Like a fairy tale’: Fate helps reunite cancer patient and last brother Sarah Jane Bell at Just In – 8 hours ago Time was running out for Janet Buttel to find her missing sibling but, against all odds, fate intervened.ABC News Quiz: Will you get the numbers like Biden? Just In – 8 hours ago Joe Biden cleaned up and Michael Bloomberg limped away with just one small win on Super Tuesday.

Will you emerge victorious from this week’s News Quiz? NSW Now: NSW coronavirus cases hit 25, children at day care centre to be tested Just In – 8 hours ago *MORNING BRIEFING: *The number of COVID-19 infections in NSW hits 25 after three new cases are confirmed, as the NSW Government says it will test 17 children at day care centre in Sydney’s north for the virus.’Getting harder to contain’: Northern suburbs become centre of Sydney’s coronavirus outbreak Emma Elsworthy at Just In – 8 hours ago Sydney’s north has become the centre of the state’s coronavirus outbreak after a staff member at the aged care facility where a woman died this week became the 26th case of COVID-19.Your best photos from the past week Just In – 8 hours ago Here is a selection of photos sent in by audience members from around Australia.If you have any photos that you’d like to share, send them in via the upload page.You can take a look at more photos from across the country on our Instagram, and share your own Instagram photos with us by using #ABCmyphoto.

Dark Waters: Chemical giant’s toxic cover-up exposed in airtight whistleblower drama Just In – 8 hours ago Mark Ruffalo is a different kind of angry green hero, playing the real-life lawyer who exposed chemical giant DuPont’s role in contaminating the drinking water of its home town.’Minister for barbecues’ argues he has right to stop traffic, magistrate considers ‘significant’ human rights issue Jessica van Vonderen at Just In – 8 hours ago Extinction Rebellion protester and self-styled “minister for barbecues” Byron Lawrie is arguing in court he now has a legal right to stop traffic, and a magistrate is seriously considering it.It took more than 20 years and a bucketload of tears for a doctor to take my symptoms seriously Bianca Clare at Just In – 8 hours ago It’s estimated that endometriosis affects 10 per cent of women of reproductive age.But the push for a diagnosis can be traumatic and long, taking between seven and 12 years.

‘No-one is here’: Coronavirus fears causing trade to plummet at Chinese restaurants Rachel Riga at Just In – 8 hours ago Brisbane’s most popular Chinese restaurants have had their worst performing month in more than decade, with Sunnybank restaurant owners saying coronavirus fears are leaving them in a hole.Remote Indigenous communities move to block outside visitors over coronavirus outbreak fears Just In – 8 hours ago Remote communities in the APY Lands are seeking to restrict outside visitor access in a bid to protect vulnerable Aboriginal people as confirmed coronavirus cases continue to climb throughout Australia.Australia’s 2.6 million casual workers face losing their income in coronavirus fallout Lucia Stein And Felicity Ogilvie at Just In – 8 hours ago As a hairdresser, Leith Hawthorne is worried about what time off work due to the coronavirus could do to her financial situation.

She is among many casual workers who might be hardest hit by COVID-19 prevention measures.Sensationalist coronavirus reporting a ‘bigger contagion’ than the virus itself Malcolm Sutton at Just In – 8 hours ago Irresponsible coverage of the coronavirus is contributing to unnecessary fear and panic, according to a journalism expert.

Coronavirus update: Study suggests two strains have evolved, and it’s possible to be infected with both at once Lucia Stein And Paul Johnson at Just In – 8 hours ago A male patient on the Gold Coast with coronavirus “might have been infected by at least two different strains”, the authors of a new research paper wrote.’The Trick…” CoyotePrime at Running ‘Cause I Can’t Fly – 8 hours ago “The trick is in what one emphasizes.We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy.The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda COVID-19 and the World’s Economy: Now is the time for LaRouche – LaRouchePAC Fireside Chat adam at LaRouchePAC Feed – 8 hours ago COVID-19 and the World’s Economy: Now is the time for LaRouche Video of COVID-19 and the World’s Economy: Now is the time for LaRouche Tonight’s dialog will feature three reports.Dennis Small will outline the world-wide economic impact of the Coronavirus insofar as it can be known at this point; Barbara Boyd will report on the present state of play in the U.S.

electoral process; Kesha Rogers will outline why a crash program for Moon-Mars colonization and the restoration of actual science, rather than the statistical correlations of machine learning, will result in conquering the …more » Utah’s top medical marijuana regulator is stepping down John Rebchook at Marijuana Business Daily – 8 hours ago Less than a week after the first medical marijuana dispensary in Utah opened its doors, the state’s top cannabis regulator announced he is resigning.Andrew Rigby, director of the state’s medical marijuana and industrial hemp program, is leaving his post later this month, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.Rigby, who took the job in early 2019, […] Utah’s top medical marijuana regulator is stepping down is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs Ontario Cannabis Store releases first annual report covering legalization Matt Lamers at Marijuana Business Daily – 8 hours ago The government-owned Ontario Cannabis Store released its first annual report covering the period marijuana was legalized in Canada, roughly 17 months ago, for a fiscal year that started almost two years ago.The report for the April 2018 to March 2019 period was issued almost a full calendar year after the agency’s fiscal year concluded.

[…] Ontario Cannabis Store releases first annual report covering legalization is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs Investors target distressed cannabis companies for new opportunities Nick Thomas at Marijuana Business Daily – 8 hours ago Could it be a win-win deal? An increasing number of investors – including mainstream investment banks new to cannabis – have begun seeking out cash-strapped marijuana companies with the aim of pumping money into them to provide a financial lifeline.The investments offer the distressed companies a chance to get back up on their feet.[…] Investors target distressed cannabis companies for new opportunities is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs New Michigan rule could increase business for cannabis growers John Rebchook at Marijuana Business Daily – 8 hours ago Michigan regulators agreed to phase out medical marijuana caregivers, a move that could generate more business for the state’s licensed cannabis growers and processors.Authorized caregivers who grow cannabis have been the biggest supplier of marijuana products to retailers.

Starting Oct.1, medical cannabis caregivers will be prohibited from selling product to licensed businesses, the Marijuana Regulatory […] New Michigan rule could increase business for cannabis growers is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs Schneider’s Indispensable Guide To Research Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION – 8 hours ago I call her the indispensable Mercedes Schneider.When I entered the blogosphere, hers was one of the first names I learned, because I kept coming back to her blog to get the information that wasn’t anywhere else.I have (I hear) a reputation for cranking out a lot of writing, but Schneider posts almost daily, writes books, and carries a full time teaching load.

And her posts are usually the result of actual research (unlike some of us who just hop online and shoot off my mouth).Schneider is prolific, but she also brings hard facts and serious sourcing to her work.If you are not fo…more » UPDATE: Former UAW Union Boss Indicted on $1 Million Embezzlement Scheme… sundance at The Last Refuge – 8 hours ago In August of last year federal authorities raided the homes of United Auto Workers (UAW) President Gary Jones who was under investigation in a nationwide corruption sweep.

Today an indictment was unsealed charging Jones with embezzling more than $1 million … Continue reading → Former President Bill Clinton Admits For The First Time In Hillary Hulu Documentary That He Had Oral Sex With Monica Lewinsky To Ease Pressures Of The Job War News Updates Editor at War News Updates – 8 hours ago Bill Clinton said that he had the affair with Monica Lewinsky while in office because it helped to ‘manage my anxieties’.The former President makes the claims in an interview featured in a new documentary series about his wife Hillary Clinton, called ‘Hillary’ *Daily Mail:* *EXCLUSIVE: ‘I did it to manage my anxieties.’ Bill Clinton reveals in Hillary Hulu doc that he had oral sex with Monica Lewinsky to ease pressures of the job, feels ‘terrible’ scandal defined her life and confessing to Chelsea was the worst* * Bill Clinton said he had the affair with Monica Lewinsky while he w…more » “The UN’s special rapporteur told us that there exists a right to housing, and that New Zealand is violating it..

The whole concept is ludicrous.A right to housing, taken as a positive right, implies an obligation on someone to provide it.” #QotD Peter Cresswell at Not PC – 8 hours ago *”The United Nations’ special rapporteur told us that there exists a right to housing, and that New Zealand is violating it.”She went on to recommend the kinds of things that are utterly useless in increasing housing supply: more rules on landlords, capital gains taxes and the like.”The whole concept is ludicrous.A right to housing, taken as a positive right, implies an obligation on someone to provide it.

And why would you even start there when government so regularly violates basic property rights through processes that make it effectively impossible to build? How c…more » Mohawk Blockade: ‘It Was the Right Thing to Do’ Unknown at CENSORED NEWS – 9 hours ago Posted on March 5, 2020 LAND DEFENDERS STATEMENT COMING Please post and distribute widely.MNN.Mar.

4, 2020.We peacefully took down our month-long train blockade in Kahnawake in support of our family, the wetsuweten.The people’s original fire by the CPR tracks has been moved near the highway 132 approach to the Mercier Bridge to Montreal.It is a people’s movement.

Every ‘Uncle With Masters Degree’ Gets Facts Wrong in Coronavirus ‘Announcement’ Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com – 9 hours ago A viral Facebook post amplified dubious and potentially dangerous claims amid an outbreak of the new coronavirus.World News Briefs — March 5, 2020 War News Updates Editor at War News Updates – 9 hours ago *Al Jazeera:* *Erdogan, Putin announce Idlib ceasefire after Moscow meeting* Truce in Syria’s last rebel stronghold to begin at midnight, presidents say, after lengthy meeting in Russian capital.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have announced a military ceasefire in Idlib to begin at midnight on Thursday, after a meeting in Moscow that lasted six hours.Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in Syria, has witnessed increased violence and bloodshed since last December, the start of a Russia-backed Syrian offensive to regain control over t…more » Empires of the steppes fuel Erdogan Khan’s dreams barovsky at The New Dark Age – 9 hours ago The latest installment of the interminable Syria tragedy could be interpreted as Greece barely blocking a European “invasion” by Syrian refugees.The invasion was threatened by President Erdogan even as he refused the EU’s puny “offer you can refuse” bribe of only one billion euros.Julian Assange News Links 5 March 2020 barovsky at The New Dark Age – 9 hours ago 5 March 2020 — The New Dark Age There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back Julian Assange case is a retreat in civic progress and protection | Opinion The Commercial Appeal The case of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, violates not only Assange’s rights as … Continue reading Julian Assange News Links 5 March 2020 Turkey at War with Syria: Selected Stories barovsky at The New Dark Age – 9 hours ago 5 March 2020 — Global Research Empires of the Steppes Fuel Erdogan Khan’s Dreams By Pepe Escobar, March 05, 2020 The latest installment of the interminable Syria tragedy could be interpreted as Greece barely blocking a European “invasion” by Syrian refugees.

The invasion was threatened by President Erdogan even as he refused the EU’s puny “offer you can refuse” bribe … Continue reading Turkey at War with Syria: Selected Stories Where Are The Skripals? barovsky at The New Dark Age – 9 hours ago Two years ago, on March 4 2018, Sergei Skripal a British-Russian double agent and his daughter Julia were poisoned in the streets of Salisbury, England.

The British government accused Russia of an attempt to kill the Skripals with a nerve agent.

Review: Diana Johnstone, Circle in the Darkness: Memoir of a World Watcher (2020) barovsky at The New Dark Age – 9 hours ago First, Diana Johnstone’s memoir is a classic, and will be read and quoted as long as we keep struggling for peace and justice.It is one of the great personal accounts of the anguished decline of our uncivilization, both a riveting eye-witness account of many of the horrors and perfidies, and a primer for students of history and all those struggling to not only dismantle the beast, but to prepare us for what follows it.WaPo Prints Study That Found Paper Backed an Undemocratic Bolivia Coup barovsky at The New Dark Age – 9 hours ago President Evo Morales won re-election in Bolivia’s presidential election last October 20, as pre-election polls predicted.He received 47% of the vote in an election with 88% turnout.He beat his nearest rival by just over 10 percentage points, which meant a second round was not required.Two Turkish soldiers killed by Syrian Army ahead of scheduled ceasefire: MoD News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – 9 hours ago BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the death of two Turkish soldiers in Syria, as the upcoming ceasefire approaches.According to the Ministry of Defense, the two Turkish soldiers were killed during a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attack; however, they did not provide details or the exact location […] Source: AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – The Arab Source Syrian Army will not withdraw from any areas captured in Idlib: source News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – 9 hours ago BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will not withdraw from any of the areas they have captured since the start of the new year, a military source told Al-Masdar this evening.

The Syrian military will retain their positions past the 2018 Sochi Agreement lines, despite Turkey’s demands that they immediate withdraw […] Source: AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – The Arab Source Turkish-backed militants attempt to capture strategic city of Saraqib News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – 9 hours ago BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants have launched a new attack this evening to retake the strategic city of Saraqib in the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate.According to a field source in eastern Idlib, the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF), backed by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), launched an attack this evening […] Source: AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – The Arab Source Idlib ceasefire announced after meeting between Russia, Turkey News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – 9 hours ago BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The governments of Russia and Turkey have reached an agreement to implement a ceasefire in the Idlib Governorate, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced this evening.According to Erdogan, the ceasefire will begin at midnight on March 6th, 2020.He followed up the ceasefire announcement by stating that Turkey will […] Source: AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – The Arab Source Up close footage of Turkish Parliament brawl over Syria operation News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – 9 hours ago Turkey’s parliament descended into a chaotic fistfight after an opposition lawmaker accused President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of disrespecting Turkish soldiers killed recently in Idlib, Syria.During a closed session about the country’s operations in Idlib, opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) member Engin Ozkoc said Erdogan disrespected the dead troops and had also acted irresponsibly by […] Source: AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – The Arab Source New video of Russian, Syrian warplanes destroying several sites belonging to Turkish-backed forces News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – 9 hours ago BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) released a new video on Thursday that showed the Syrian and Russian air forces destroying several vehicles and hideouts belonging to the Turkish-backed militants in the Idlib Governorate.In the video, SANA shows several different strikes that were carried out by the Syrian and […] Source: AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – The Arab Source Erdogan must end support for terrorists before restoring ties with Syria: Assad News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – 9 hours ago BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad sat down for an interview with Russia 24 TV this week to discuss a number of topics, including the ongoing Turkish military campaign in northwestern Syria.The Syrian President told his interviewer that his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is unable to tell his army why […] Source: AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – The Arab Source US evaluating ‘handful of things’ Turkey requested for operation in Idlib: Pompeo News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – 9 hours ago US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the United States was still assessing Turkey’s request for help in its operation in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province.“The Turkish government has asked us for a handful of things, we are evaluating all of those requests,” Pompeo told reporters in a press briefing.

Pompeo also […] Source: AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – The Arab Source US cites ‘serious concern’ over Turkey’s acquisition of Russia’s S-400 amid talks of weapons supply in Syria News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – 9 hours ago Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 defense systems remains a very serious concern as Washington considers what support to offer over Syria’s Idlib, the US special representative for the region James Jeffrey has said.The envoy was speaking in Istanbul on Thursday.

Jeffrey also said the United States had already offered humanitarian assistance and information sharing […] Source: AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز – The Arab Source Performance art with a real twist to it! Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man – 9 hours ago I had to laugh at the sad (?) news of an injury to a member of an Australian comedy team known as “Puppetry of the *(male organ)*”.The actual word used has been censored due to the family-friendly nature of this blog.A member of the Puppetry of the duo has suffered a testicle injury with a corkscrew during a performance.David Friend is the creator of the naked comedy group and hurt himself at a show at the Adelaide Fringe Festival on Wednesday night.Friend was doing an act known as ‘The Bulldog’ when he sat on a woman’s lap in the crowd.She had been on a winery tour e…

more » “The Gathering Storm: Could Covid-19 Overwhelm Us in the Months Ahead?” CoyotePrime at Running ‘Cause I Can’t Fly – 9 hours ago *”The Gathering Storm: * *Could Covid-19 Overwhelm Us in the Months Ahead?”* by Charles Hugh Smith “The present disconnect between the science of Covid-19 and the status quo’s complacency is truly crazy-making, as we face a binary situation: either the science is correct and all the complacent are wrong, or the science is false and all the complacent are correct that the virus is no big deal and nothing to fret about.Complacency is ubiquitous: readers on Facebook leave comments on my posts “this is silly.” Correspondents report that people don’t even cover their mouths when coughi…more » Amazing: The USS Midway Served for 50 Years as One of America’s Best Aircraft Carriers Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest – 9 hours ago *Sebastien Roblin* *Technology, Americas* [image: Reuters] Very impressive.*Key point:* America knows how to build really good, long-lasting warships.

The USS *Midway* is a case in point.

On March 20, 1945 the shipyard in Newport News, Virginia launched what would remain for a decade the largest warship on the planet.Named *USS Midway *after the decisive World War II carrier battle, she would be commissioned September 8 just a few weeks after the Japanese surrender.Few of the over four-thousand-man complement departing on *Midway*’s first patrol could have imagined that same …more » Check out the New Nuclear Missiles for the Air Force’s Global Strike Command David Axe at The National Interest – 9 hours ago *David Axe* *Security, Americas* [image: https://www.reutersconnect.com/all?id=tag%3Areuters.com%2C2017%3Anewsml_RC11D07469D0&share=true] Worth the cost? *Key point: *All militaries must upgrade eventually.But the question is whether an already-terrifying nuclear deterrent needs billions of dollars worth of changes.The U.S.Air Force’s nuclear command says it’s about to undergo a major reorganization as it prepares to field new bombs, missiles, bombers and rockets.

*This first appeared earlier in 2019 and is being reposted due to reader interest.* Air Force Global Strike Co…more » Not Again: China Is Building Another, Better Stealth Fighter David Axe at The National Interest – 9 hours ago *David Axe* *Technology, Asia* [image: https://www.reutersconnect.com/all?id=tag%3Areuters.com%2C2018%3Anewsml_RC18660A96B0&share=true] Using stolen American technology? *Key point:* Militaries are always learning from experience and upgrading their weapons.In this regard, Beijing is no different from Washington.China reportedly is developing a new stealth fighter.

The new warplane, under development by the Shenyang Aircraft Design and Research Institute, could be a clean-sheet design.Or it might be a development of the company’s older FC-31, an export-optimized stealth fight…more » Bad News: This Report Shows That the Navy’s Carriers Could Still Be Sunk by Torpedoes Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest – 9 hours ago *Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Americas* [image: https://www.reutersconnect.com/all?id=tag%3Areuters.com%2C2017%3Anewsml_RC187B3E1250&share=true] Not good.

*Key point:* It doesn’t take many torpedoes to take down a warship and it looks like America’s carriers aren’t as well-defended as previously thought.

Is there a way this issue can be reversed? In 2019, an annual report released by the Department of Testing & Evaluation revealed that a potentially revolutionary new torpedo-defense system installed on five American aircraft carriers had proven unsatisfactory and would be withd…more » Is Iran’s Rag-Tag Speed Boat Navy a Real Danger? Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest – 9 hours ago *Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Middle East* [image: https://www.reutersconnect.com/all?id=tag%3Areuters.com%2C1997%3Anewsml_PBEAHUMRBDB&share=true] It’s anti-ship missiles might be.*Key point: *These speed boats would die easily in a fight, but Iran has studied asymmetric war.Tehran knows its small boats can still cause damage through missile strikes.Iran has fielded a variety of unusual weapons over the years: F-14 Tomcat fighters hotwired to fire Russian missiles, homemade mini-submarines, and remanufactured Cold War jets.

In 2006, Iranian television showcased a peculiar se…more » The Philippines’ Schindler: How this man saved 1,200 Jews from the Holocaust Matt Neal at Just In – 9 hours ago More than 1,200 Jews were spared from the Holocaust by a man with a list.But it wasn’t Oskar Schindler — it was the president of the Philippines.Got a Pacific cruise planned? You might want to double-check your itinerary Michael Walsh at Just In – 9 hours ago Cruise ships are being denied port calls in some Pacific Island nations as governments around the region move to batten down the hatches in the face of a potential coronavirus pandemic.Insurer that predicted horror bushfire season warns devastating cyclones could hit major cities Geoff Thompson at Just In – 9 hours ago Australia’s largest general insurer predicted this summer’s fire season had the potential to be a “catastrophic billion-dollar event” and now they are warning about the risk of severe cyclones.

‘Insult to democracy’: Government’s ‘Dorothy Dix’ delaying tactics draw ire from opponents Alexandra Humphries at Just In – 9 hours ago Almost half the time set aside for questions in the Tasmanian Parliament was chewed up by so-called Dorothy Dixers, which reduces time available to scrutinise the Government, writes Alexandra Humphries.Travellers losing their cover as insurers declare a pandemic Liz Hobday And Brooke Wylie at Just In – 9 hours ago Gwen Davis-Goff is such a thrifty traveller, she packs a kettle so she doesn’t have to pay for cups of tea.But coronavirus has made her upcoming trip more costly than expected.Elizabeth Warren ends 2020 presidential bid after Super Tuesday rout Just In – 9 hours ago US senator Elizabeth Warren drops out of the Democratic presidential race days after the one-time frontrunner failed to win a single Super Tuesday state, placing third in her home state of Massachusetts.NSW Government could sell remaining stake in WestConnex to pay for infrastructure projects Ashleigh Raper at Just In – 9 hours ago The NSW Government reveals it will consider selling its 49 per cent stake in WestConnex, in a bid to raise money for several unfunded infrastructure projects.Virginia’s ‘Clean Economy Act’ will have dirty results Robert at Ice Age Now – 9 hours ago “Lighting, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, computing and other costs will soar – for families, hospitals, schools, churches, businesses, factories and government agencies.” – Paul Driessen “The Virginia “Clean Economy Act” is moving rapidly along, and could reach Governor Northam’s desk in mere days,” writes Paul Driessen.

“It will have significant impacts on Virginia energy …Read more Virginia’s ‘Clean Economy Act’ will have dirty results The post Virginia’s ‘Clean Economy Act’ will have dirty results appeared first on Ice Age Now.Record February Snowfall in South Dakota Robert at Ice Age Now – 9 hours ago Not just for a particular day, but for the entire month.The National Weather Service states that snowfall in Rapid City through February is a new record … 60.7 inches.

This is more than double the average of 27 inches of snow.The record amount of snow for an entire winter season is 90.2 …Read more Record February Snowfall in South Dakota The post Record February Snowfall in South Dakota appeared first on Ice Age Now.Record February snowfall in Montana Robert at Ice Age Now – 9 hours ago Not just for a particular day, but for the entire month.Preliminary reports from the Montana State University campus weather station suggest that almost 30 inches of snow fell last month in Bozeman, which would be a new record for February.The old record? It was a bit over 29 inches, set last year….

Read more Record February snowfall in Montana The post Record February snowfall in Montana appeared first on Ice Age Now.

Heavy snowfall and blizzards for Mongolia Robert at Ice Age Now – 9 hours ago Temperatures dropping to as low as -32 degrees (-25.6F).Heavy snowfall and blizzards are expected in the eastern half of the country on March 2, in the eastern parts of central and Gobi aimags on March 3, in the western part of western aimags on March 4, and in most parts of western aimags and the …

Read more Heavy snowfall and blizzards for Mongolia The post Heavy snowfall and blizzards for Mongolia appeared first on Ice Age Now.THIS IS WHY ELIZABETH WARREN LOST Steve M.at No More Mister Nice Blog – 9 hours ago Megan Garber’s “America Punished Elizabeth Warren for Her Competence,” in *The Atlantic,* is the best explanation I’ve read for Warren’s struggles in the primaries.This part seems to be the key: Late last month, the writer Kelli María Korducki wrote a post for Medium, an essay titled “Why High-Achieving Women Pretend Their Lives Are a Mess.” Korducki pointed to 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon as a particularly revealing kind of archetype: the woman who is successful in her career but who is also, in her personal life, a disaster….

For Korducki, the trope of the hot mess doubles as an indictm…more » Which part of his legacy is more important? bob somerby at the daily howler – 9 hours ago *THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020Chris Matthews versus Chris Matthews:* Which part of Chris Matthews’ legacy is more important—the way he treated some female journalists, or the way he treated male and female politicians? Each part of his legacy is important.

But which part is *more *important? In part, our question stems from Laura Bassett’s column in yesterday’s Washington Post.In her column, Bassetted reverts to talking about female journalists’ careers.She spoke about nothing else.Let’s concede that people’s careers are important, at least as a matter of theory.But how about the ro…more » Physicist Says Parallel Universes Definitely Exist and We May Soon Explore Them WTStaff at Waking Times – 9 hours ago *Aaron Kesel* – Are we living in a multiverse? Schools Across US Find More Success With Yoga, Mindfulness Classes Than Detention, Punishment WTStaff at Waking Times – 9 hours ago *Elias Marat* – The alternative approach to discipline allows students to ground themselves in their senses and calm emotions.Flu Comparisons And Other Myths Downplay The Dangers of COVID-19 WTStaff at Waking Times – 9 hours ago *John Vibes* – The COVID-19 coronavirus is a brand new pathogen that humans still don’t know much about.Genetically Engineered Food – the Lie That Won’t Die WTStaff at Waking Times – 9 hours ago *Dr.

Mecola* – In reality, GM crops have turned glyphosate into one of the most widely and recklessly used herbicides in history and monoculture has led to a loss of biodiversity.New Book Argues Christian Right Worships Power Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION – 9 hours ago Katherine Stewart is an author and journalist who specializes in issues surrounding te separation of church and state.She has a new book coming out– *The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism, *and a recent interview at Salon captures some of the highlights.It’s always interesting to see what happens when someone whose main beat is not education takes a look at education issues.

Stewart has looked at educational issues in the past where they relate to church-state separation, and here she comes again with this statement from the interview: *We als…more » The Daily “Near You?” CoyotePrime at Running ‘Cause I Can’t Fly – 9 hours ago Grass Valley, California, USA.Thanks for stopping by! 2:00PM Water Cooler 3/5/2020 Lambert Strether at naked capitalism – 9 hours ago Today’s Water Cooler: Syria Update: “URGENT!” greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies – 10 hours ago *Erdogan and Putin meet today in an effort* *to avoid all out war in northern Syria* Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again proved why he is the greatest leader in the past millennium.*Vladimir the Great! *As he will be known in future generations.Here, he hammered out an agreement with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who, as I reported in earlier posts, *recently went “rogue”* and started to betray agreements made with the Astana group attempting to restore peace and stability in Syria.Blogging colleague Pennyforyourthoughts broke the story this morn…more » Coronavirus: ‘Disabled people must not be seen as inevitable cannon fodder’ John Pring at Disability News Service – 10 hours ago Disabled people are beginning to raise grave concerns about the potential impact of coronavirus on people with long-term health conditions and high support needs, particularly those who employ their own personal assistants.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published its […] Coffey has no Disability Confidence in her own scheme, DWP list suggests John Pring at Disability News Service – 10 hours ago Work and pensions secretary Therese Coffey appears to have failed to sign up to her own department’s flagship disability employment scheme, despite employing staff herself in her role as an MP.Coffey (pictured) has been in post since last September and has […] DWP adds to confusion over ‘single assessment’ plans John Pring at Disability News Service – 10 hours ago The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has caused confusion after refusing to say if a newly-announced trial will test the idea of merging assessments for its two main disability benefits.Justin Tomlinson (pictured), the minister for disabled people, announced this week […] Charity that campaigns on autism discrimination unfairly sacked autistic care worker John Pring at Disability News Service – 10 hours ago A disability charity which campaigns for an end to discrimination against autistic people in the workplace unfairly dismissed an autistic member of its own staff, an employment tribunal has found.Dave Gregson was employed as a support worker by United Response for […] Northern Ireland to consider expansion of Independent Living Fund John Pring at Disability News Service – 10 hours ago Disabled people in Northern Ireland are hoping to persuade their devolved government to re-open the Independent Living Fund (ILF) for new claimants for the first time in 10 years.Such a move would further highlight the contrast in support between Scotland and […] Rayner calls for disabled members to help her tackle discrimination within Labour John Pring at Disability News Service – 10 hours ago One of the MPs campaigning to be Labour’s next deputy leader is asking disabled members for their ideas on how to address the discrimination they face within the party.

Disability News Service has been reporting for several years how disabled Labour members […] News round-up: DWP phone pressure, Grenfell, Letwin… and Crip Camp John Pring at Disability News Service – 10 hours ago A new investigation has revealed that disabled benefit claimants are being pressured on the phone to accept thousands of pounds less than they are owed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).The investigation by the Guardian’s Frances Ryan claims DWP […] Voyager and the Deep Space Network Upgrade Paul Gilster at Centauri Dreams – 10 hours ago The fault protection routines programmed into Voyager 1 and 2 were designed to protect the spacecraft in the event of unforeseen circumstances.Such an event occurred in late January, when a rotation maneuver planned to calibrate Voyager 2’s onboard magnetic field instrument failed to occur because an unexpected delay in its execution left two systems […] Bike Chair for Special Needs – Allows You to Take Someone with Limited Mobility for a Ride.Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News – 10 hours ago Bill and Glad Forward have been in love since they were sixteen.When they first met, Bill would ride his bike to her house every Saturday afternoon, and the two would ride around town together.They continued their cycling tradition after they were married, securing a baby seat onto the front of their bikes, allowing […] The post Bike Chair for Special Needs – Allows You to Take Someone with Limited Mobility for a Ride.appeared first on Health Nut News.Are you Washing Your Hands Correctly? Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News – 10 hours ago Even if you think you don’t need it, you’re probably due for a refresher when it comes to the art of proper hand washing.

Simply rinsing your hands with water, or giving them a quick scrub with soap, is not enough.While a robust immune system is the best way to ensure that you stay healthy when […] The post Are you Washing Your Hands Correctly? appeared first on Health Nut News.

Untitled Ian Ayres at Balkinization – 10 hours ago Ian Ayres and Zachary Shelley In a recent coauthored LA Times op-ed, we discuss the importance of polling on head-to-head matchups with Trump for determining electability of the Democratic primary candidates.Using state-level polls on these matchups with Trump, we find that Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders would be expected to defeat Trump in the general election.These two candidates would be expected to flip 106 and 84 electoral votes, respectively.Democrats only need to flip a net of 38 electoral votes from 2016 in order to win.We note, however, that Joe Biden has the largest elec…more » UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari to Step Down From Position cmaadmin at Diverse – 10 hours ago University of Texas Arlington (UT Arlington) president Vistasp Karbhari said on Wednesday that he is stepping down from his leadership position effective Aug.

31.Karbhari became president of UT Arlington in June 2013.Earlier this week, the University of Central Florida said he’s one of the finalists for the job of the institution’s president, reported […] How the German Cruiser Emden Terrorized Allied Shipping in World War I Warfare History Network at The National Interest – 10 hours ago *Warfare History Network* *History, Asia* [image: By Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-00703 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5479071] A deadly raider.*Key point: *This raider preyed on vulnerable enemies’ merchant marine.It was a fast and troublesome ship that caused many an Allied headache.World War I was only a few days old when the German light cruiser SMS *Emden*, patrolling off the Korean Peninsula, spotted its first target.Shortly after 4 am on August 4, 1914, lookouts spotted what they believed to be the Russian cruiser Askold.The…

more » Yes Imperial Japan Had Two Super Battleships—and This Is How They Died Warfare History Network at The National Interest – 10 hours ago *Warfare History Network* *History, Asia* [image: By せたがやアバント – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27906214] They couldn’t protect themselves from being bombed repeatedly.*Key point:* Airpower had already made battleships outdated and sitting targets.Yet Tokyo had built two of them.Special Sea Attack Force (SSAF) was an ordinary-sounding name for the pitifully tiny remnant of what was once the mighty Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN).However, the word “Special” in the Japanese military possessed a unique and dark meaning.In late 1944, when J…more » What the Satanic Temple Is and Why It’s Opening a Debate About Religion David Mikkelson at Snopes.com – 10 hours ago The group went to court in their lawsuit against the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, for religious discrimination in January 2020.What Really Works to Keep Coronavirus Away? David Mikkelson at Snopes.com – 10 hours ago Proper hand-washing is the best thing you can do to protect yourself from a number of diseases including COVID-19.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs — March 5, 2020 War News Updates Editor at War News Updates – 10 hours ago *The Hill*:* International court for first time approves war crimes investigation of US forces* International court for first time approves war crimes investigation of US forces Appeals judges on the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday approved a request to investigate alleged war crimes committed by U.S.military forces, CIA personnel, the Taliban and Afghan forces in Afghanistan.The move overturns a lower court decision and allows prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to launch a probe into alleged war crimes by U.S.forces for the first time, according to The Associated Pres…more » A Heartfelt thanks to Elizabeth Warren Robert Reich – 10 hours ago Dear Elizabeth,My congratulations and gratitude for your extraordinary campaign – your bold…

more » Under Cover of Covid19 Boogah—-SCC refuses to hear TMX case greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies – 10 hours ago *Pipes slated for TMX project* Ever since the 9/11 False Flag atrocity we know how it works.Create a big contrived distraction and then legalize oppression–while everyone is looking the other way.Immediately after 9/11 it was the “Patriot Act” which is still in force in USrael and was the legalization of the Ziofascist coup/occupation.

Here in Canada just this morning, while all the headlines are screaming about the False Flag *Covid19 Boogah,* the Supreme Court of Canada quietly shut the door on a pathway to legal justice for those opposed to the environmental devastation …more » .

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