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  • Birth of a Plantation by Bill Buppert

    7/5/2019 6:08:59 AM

    Read more on this subject: Philosophy: Political
    News Story Source: https://zerogov.com, by Bill Buppert
    I have five children and three have gone to college. One has an BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering, one has a BA in a "soft" science and one stopped after completing her AA. None have debt having attended state colleges absent the Ivy League pedigree and had significant scholarship assistance. All home educated with short interregnums in a government school. There is a liberty gap across the sexes so my son came out unscathed by the Marxoid government supremacist programming and even personally introduced Ron Paul's speaking engagement at his school in Idaho. My daughters have come out fairly whole in being human beings with a solid moral center instead of rabid communist man-haters. I have two sons who have not gone to college and I don't want them to. I have no fear of losing them to the alien human extinction philosophical framework that informs the moral ecology of most campuses. They are stronger than that. I don't want them to sink four plus years
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  • Hybrid cruise ship powers through the water on battery-power in world first

    7/5/2019 6:08:38 AM

    Read more on this subject: Transportation
    News Story Source: https://newatlas.com, Nick Lavars
    But Norwegian operator Hurtigruten is eyeing a greener future for its fleet, and recently achieved a maritime first by powering its hybrid MS Roald Amundsen ship through the water on battery power alone. Hurtigruten has been operating since 1893 and today carries out expeditions all over the world. Over the next couple of years it is welcoming a couple of hybrid vessels into its fleet, with the MS Roald Amundsen the first cab off the rank. Named after the Norwegian explorer who was first to cross Antarctica and reach the South Pole in 1911, the MS Roald Amundsen is designed specifically for the frigid polar waters and boasts the kinds of luxurious amenities you'd expect on a modern day cruise ship. These include panoramic saunas, restaurants, bars, spacious observation decks, an infinity pool, private outdoor hot tubs and private balconies in more than half of the cabins. There is enough space onboard for 530 guests, and even a dedicated science center for education and en
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  • Emirates Forced To Use Massive Airbus A380s For 40 Minute Trips After Boeing Max...

    7/5/2019 6:08:35 AM

    Read more on this subject: Transportation: Air Travel
    News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com, By Tyler Durden
    As a result of Boeing grounding its 737 Max narrow body jet, Emirates Airlines has been forced to divert its massive Airbus A380 super jumbo jets onto short 40 minute trips to replace lost capacity, according to Bloomberg. Emirates is using the double-decker jets for short flights, like those from Dubai to Oman, which is only 211 miles and is the shortest flight performed by the model. They're doing it in response to FlyDubai reducing services following the idling of its fleet of fourteen 737 Max planes. These flights are good indicator of how fallout from the grounding is rippling across the airline industry.Airlines across the globe are being forced to redeploy or lease planes while delaying the retirement of older ones as Boeing works on a fix for the 737 Max. Emirates said that the A380 flights last only five minutes longer than it takes to clean the jet's interior in between trips. Online flight data show
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  • The Difference Between Censorship in the US and Russia

    7/5/2019 6:08:31 AM

    Read more on this subject: Censorship
    News Story Source: https://russia-insider.com by Lisa Marie White
    We hear a lot of kvetching in the Western press about censorship in Russia. The ever-amusing Josh Keating over at Slate tells us that Russian bookstores have been pulling Maus from their shelves because the graphic novel features a swastika – that dastardly Putin at it again, banning Nazi propaganda: "Before we scoff too much, it's worth remembering that Maus has been challenged by skittish school libraries in the United States as well, but the case does illustrate something about how censorship works in contemporary Russia." (Before we scoff too much, American retailer JC Penny came under fire in 2013 due to a Michael Graves teapot because said teapot bore an uncanny resemblance to Adolf Hitler.) In light of this, a recent round of ginned up "outrage" has me so puzzled and wondering if maybe we should be wondering ourselves if we are living in a censorship-free society. Pop singer Ariana Grande was filmed -- without her knowledge -- in a dou
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  • Koch and Soros Team Up For World Peace! WTF?

    7/5/2019 6:08:09 AM

    Read more on this subject: Soros News
    News Story Source: https://www.corbettreport.com, Corbett
    The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft will be "an action-oriented think tank that will lay the foundation for a new foreign policy centered on diplomatic engagement and military restraint." So what gives? What's the real agenda here? And what does this mean for those who hold a principled anti-war stance. Join James as he explores these issues on The Corbett Report today.
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  • 07-04-19 -- Ernest interviews Rolando from Panama - LIVE From The Columbia River; Washington (MP3)

    7/5/2019 6:03:53 AM

    Read more on this subject: Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock
    Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock - Radio Radio/Video Program on 2019-07-04
    Ernest takes the show on the road and broadcasts live from the Pacific Northwest - Columbia River in Washington State - Guest is Rolando from Panama. Topics include the politics in Panama, as well as other countries jockeying for control on the Panam
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  • Joe Rogan Experience #1315 - Bob Lazar & Jeremy Corbell

    7/5/2019 6:03:38 AM

    Read more on this subject: U F O and Other Unidentified Stuff
    News Story Source: Joe Rogan
    Bob Lazar is a physicist who worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, and also on reverse engineering extraterrestrial technology at a site called S-4 near the Area 51 Groom Lake operating location. Jeremy Corbell is a contemporary artist and documentary filmmaker. Watch the documentary "Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers" now streaming on Netflix.
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  • The Band-Aid of the future knows when you're healed

    7/5/2019 6:00:01 AM

    Read more on this subject: Science, Medicine and Technology
    News Story Source: https://www.fastcompany.com, BY MARK WILSON
    The Apple Watch really only scratches the surface of what we imagine for intimate, wearable electronics. But a new research project out of Carnegie Mellon is nearly as easy to put on as an Apple Watch and a whole lot more capable and customizable. Dubbed ElectroDermis, it's a spandex bandage topped with stretchable, electric wiring and the sorts of circuits and sensors you find in any mobile electronic. "We were inspired by traditional medical bandages, as they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, soft and conformal, and can be placed anywhere on the body" for more accurate readings, says the paper's co-lead Eric Markvicka. ElectroDermis takes customization a step further. By using a 3D scan from a smartphone app, the team can capture the shape of any part of your body, from your knee to your ear, and use proprietary software and off-the-shelf hardware to produce a custom ElectroDermis to fit and flex on that spot perfectly. It can monitor joints in real time,
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  • Air Force Fun!

    7/5/2019 5:59:51 AM

    Read more on this subject: Humor
    News Story Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk By Jack Elsom
    He humoured the Westjet flight from Alberta, Canada, to Arizona last month  His slapstick act saw him ping himself in the head with the oxygen mask's elastic Passengers then watched in awe as he repeated the comedy routine in French  Straight-faced and sharply dressed air hostesses gesturing towards the plane's emergency exits are what most passengers expect from the routinely serious safety briefing which kicks off all flights. But one flight attendant soared above and beyond to deliver a side-splittingly silly demonstration which infected the cabin with fits of laughter.  He humoured the Westjet trip from Alberta, Canada, to Arizona with a slapstick act which saw him struggle to fasten the seat belt and yank the oxygen mask down like a madman before 'accidentally' pinging himself with the elastic. 
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  • Eight-year-old 'Mini AOC' child actor ---

    7/5/2019 5:59:19 AM

    Read more on this subject: WTF?
    News Story Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk By George Martin
    Ava Martinez, 8, from Rancho Santa Margarita, California, went viral with videos  She impersonated Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in several hilarious clips online Her father said Wednesday she was quitting social media over death threats  A child actor who went viral for her impressions of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she has stopped making videos because of death threats.  Ava Martinez, 8, from Rancho Santa Margarita, California, who became known earlier this year as 'Mini AOC', posted several videos earlier this year in which she mocked the freshman congresswoman.  But her family said on Wednesday that she would stop making the videos and they would be removing the existing ones due to death threats.
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  • They hate Trump so much they're willing to . . . give up the personal income tax?

    7/5/2019 3:14:34 AM

    Read more on this subject: Vin Suprynowicz's Columns Archive
    News Story Source: https://www.vinsuprynowicz.com by Vin Suprynowicz
    Back in 1919 — exactly a century ago — New York state's politicians announced they faced a "revenue shortfall." (That's what greedy politicians always call it when they've bought votes by overspending their income, as in "I bought that nice speedboat and trailer, and jewelry for my mistress, and now that it's time to buy groceries for the family I seem to be facing a 'revenue shortfall.' I wonder how much I can get if I put a tax on kids' lemonade stands?") The end of the First World War in November 1918 meant New York munitions factories faced a steep drop in profits, you see, reducing the revenue the state government had been bringing in with its "corporate tax." At the same time, it was clear that alcohol would soon be banned across the country. (A double whammy!)
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  • Celebrating the Fourth, Then and Now

    7/5/2019 3:14:08 AM

    Read more on this subject: United States
    News Story Source: https://www.fff.org, by Jacob G. Hornberger
    The freedom that 1880 Americans celebrated was a society in which there was which there was no income taxation, no mandatory charity, no government management or regulation of economic activity, no immigration controls, no systems of public (i.e., government) schooling, no Federal Reserve System, no paper money, no punishment for drug offenses, and no Pentagon, CIA, or NSA, no wars in faraway lands, no secret surveillance, no torture, no assassination, and no indefinite detention. The "freedom" that Americans today celebrate is one in which there is Social Security, Medicare, education grants, farm subsidies, and other mandatory-charity programs, government management and regulation of economic activity, immigration controls, public (i.e., government) schooling, the Federal Reserve, paper money, punishment for possessing, distributing, or ingesting unapproved substances, a massive military establishment consisting of the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA, and forever wars, se
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  • Budding Putin-Xi-Modi Bromance Threatens to Topple US Economic Supremacy

    7/5/2019 3:13:59 AM

    Read more on this subject: General Opinion
    News Story Source: https://russia-insider.com by Pepe Escobar
    The most important trilateral at the G20 in Osaka was confined to a shoddy environment unworthy of Japan's unrivaled aesthetic minimalism. Japan excels in perfect planning and execution. So it's hard to take this setup as an unfortunate "accident." At least the – unofficial – Russia-India-China summit at the sidelines of the G20 transcended the fate of an interior decorator deserving to commit seppuku. Leaders of these three countries met in virtual secrecy. The very few media representatives present in the shabby room were soon invited to leave. Presidents Putin, Xi and Modi were flanked by streamlined teams who barely found enough space to sit down. There were no leaks. Cynics would rather joke that the room may have been bugged anyway. After all, Xi is able to call Putin and Modi to Beijing anytime he wants to discuss serious business.
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  • Watch Washington DC Independence Day Parade Live

    7/5/2019 3:13:48 AM

    Read more on this subject: Events: America
    News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com by Tyler Durdan

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  • Why You Should Read "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" to Your Kids

    7/5/2019 3:13:47 AM

    Read more on this subject: American History
    News Story Source: https://fee.org, Kerry McDonald
    As families and friends gather together throughout the US this week to celebrate liberty, we rightfully give a nod to Thomas Jefferson who authored the Declaration of Independence. Adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, it proclaimed our independence from British rule, acknowledged that the thirteen colonies were sovereign, and provided an important catalyst toward creating the United States of America as the Revolutionary War raged on. Freedom and Human Rights Jefferson's words offered a promise of freedom and individual human rights that was exceptional for the era and that continues to be a cherished ideal. We are right to share these words with our children and to celebrate them ourselves each year:
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  • Outcry after reports Brazil plans to investigate Glenn Greenwald

    7/5/2019 3:12:54 AM

    Read more on this subject: Brazil
    News Story Source: https://www.theguardian.com, Dom Phillips
    Brazil's Bar Association, journalists and opposition lawmakers have reacted with outrage to reports that the country's federal police plan to investigate the bank accounts of an American journalist who published leaked conversations between prosecutors and the graft-busting judge who is now Jair Bolsonaro's justice minister. The rightwing site the Antagonist (O Antagonista) reported on Tuesday that federal police had asked a money-laundering unit at Brazil's finance ministry to investigate the "financial activities" of Glenn Greenwald. Police declined to comment on the allegation but confirmed an investigation had been launched into the hacking of cellphones that led to the leaks. "This seems to me like an attempt to intimidate the journalist," said Kennedy Alencar, a leading political commentator on CBN Radio.
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  • Amazon removes controversial books by 'father of conversion therapy'

    7/5/2019 3:12:34 AM

    Read more on this subject: Books
    News Story Source: https://www.nbcnews.com, By Gwen Aviles
    Amazon has removed English-language books by a man largely considered "the father of conversion therapy" from its site following mounting pressure from LGBTQ activists. Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, founder of the now-shuttered Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic, as well as the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), authored several how-to guides directed to parents of LGBTQ youth, including "A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality." His books are some of the most well-known works about conversion therapy, the pseudoscientific practice of trying to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. "I would say many survivors of conversion therapy could trace their trauma to Nicolosi," Sam Brinton, head of advocacy and government affairs at The Trevor Project and a survivor of conversion therapy, told NBC News. "His work lent credibility under the guise of 'science' to conversion therapy, even
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  • Amazon Will Store Alexa Voice Logs Forever--Unless You Delete Them

    7/5/2019 3:12:29 AM

    Read more on this subject: Privacy Rights
    News Story Source: https://www.thedailybeast.com, Taylor Hatmaker
    If you're not creeped out by the omniscient little robot consensually eavesdropping in your house, it might be time to reconsider. Confirming the suspicions of some privacy advocates and a member of Congress, Amazon admitted in a letter to Congress that voice recordings stored by its Alexa in-home assistant devices do in fact remain on the company's servers indefinitely. Last month, Senator Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) wrote a letter to Amazon pressing the company for detail on its data retention practices. His line of questioning drew from CNET's reporting that Amazon retains transcripts of all interactions with its in-home Alexa devices, even when a user manually deletes their voice history.
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  • Plastic Electric Motor May Help EVs Reduce Weight

    7/5/2019 3:11:52 AM

    Read more on this subject: Science, Medicine and Technology
    News Story Source: https://insideevs.com, By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo
    Mass, aerodynamics, and powertrain efficiency are the three pillars of a more efficient combustion engine vehicle. Although electric cars already have the most energy-efficient engine man has ever created, it also pursues low weight. And more aerodynamic designs, as pop-out door handles and cameras instead of rear-view mirrors clearly demonstrate. But they also have room for improvement. Curiously, one of these opportunities has been found on the most unlikely element: the electric motor. What if its housing is made of plastic in place of metal? This is what the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have recently proposed in Germany. "An electric motor consists of a rotating rotor and a static stator. The stator contains the copper windings that the electricity flows through – and this is where the majority of electrical losses occur", says Robert Maertens, a researcher at Fraunhofer ICT. Maertens refers to
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  • What is the Maximum Car Production for Tesla in 2019?

    7/5/2019 2:56:49 AM

    Read more on this subject: Transportation
    News Story Source: https://www.nextbigfuture.com, brian wang
    This means that Tesla could have 11,000 cars per week produced and delivered by the end of 2019. Tesla could have 104,000 cars in the third quarter and 140,000 cars in the fourth quarter. This would put Tesla at the higher end of its guidance for 2019 car production at 400,000. Tesla has been standing by its 2019 delivery forecast of 360,000 to 400,000 vehicles and said it may produce as many as 500,000 vehicles if its China factory reaches volume production in the fourth quarter. if tesla was going to get near 500,000 vehicles in 2018, then the production at the fremont factory would have to get to about 9,000 cars per week, the china factory would need to start production in august. third quarter production and delivery would have to be about 140,000 and the fourth quarter would have to be 185,000.
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  • This Fourth of July, Remember the Promise (and Price) of Liberty

    7/4/2019 9:50:03 PM

    Read more on this subject: American History
    News Story Source: https://fee.org by James Devereaux
    John Adams wrote home on July 3rd, 1776, that the day before would "be the most memorable Epocha, in the history of America" to be celebrated "from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more." He was off by two days.  The final draft of the Declaration of Independence was approved July 4th, 1776, now the chosen day of celebration. In one of those strange coincidences of history, this date of nationwide celebration in 1826 was also the day John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died, two of five who sat on the committee to draft the Declaration.  Legal Separation The document contains a legal argument for separation from England coupled with a list of grievances detailing how the English government had failed to fulfill its duties. The legal argument is set within a political philosophy which sets criteria for legitimate government. 
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  • Why the Fourth of July Belongs to Thomas Jefferson

    7/4/2019 9:41:40 PM

    Read more on this subject: American History
    News Story Source: https://fee.org
    More than any other man or woman, July 4 belongs to Thomas Jefferson. As the principal author of the charter that proclaimed America's independence and the reasons that impelled it, his spirit and his words are essentially what we celebrate on this day. That such praise is not deemed "politically correct" in some quarters and may even evoke hostility in others is not a pleasant commentary on the state of current political dialogue. Isn't it strange that evolution is accepted as natural in the biological world but often not in the realm of human thought? A kind of intertemporal bigotry is loose in the land. It prompts the virtue-signaling self-righteous to judge people of the past against the conventions of today. Isn't it strange that evolution is accepted (to one degree or another) as natural in the biological world but often not in the realm of human thought?
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  • New ECB President, Christine Lagarde, Praises Negative Interest Rates

    7/4/2019 9:40:32 PM

    Read more on this subject: Central Banks/Banking
    News Story Source: https://moneymaven.io, by Mish
    Following a two-day marathon in which "Spitzenkandidat" Failed and Merkel's Plan A and Plan B Dumped Lagarde will now head the ECB and give up her job at the IMF. It's rare to find someone who is consistently wrong on everything. Christine Lagarde, whom the EU just anointed as the president of the ECB, comes close. To emphasize the point, Negative Interest Rates Benefit the Global Economy, Says IMF Chief Christine Lagarde. Subzero interest rates in Europe and Japan are "net positives" for the global economy, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Tuesday, though she warned that the side effects of unorthodox central-bank policies should be closely monitored. "We see the recent introduction of negative interest rates by the ECB and Bank of Japan —though not without side effects that warrant vigilance—as net positives in current circumstances," Ms. Lagarde said.
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  • Mastering The Masters (Of The Universe)

    7/4/2019 9:36:53 PM

    Read more on this subject: Social Networking/Social Media
    News Story Source: https://ncc-1776.org by L. Neil Smith
    Facebook, Google, Twitter, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube, the entire noxious gaggle of them. Something most individuals—on every segment of the political spectrum—agree needs to be done. Simply breaking up the so-called "tech giants" into dozens or hundreds of smaller companies could turn out to be a disaster—like using a nuclear weapon to defend the Earth from an oncoming asteroid, turning a single huge bullet into a lethal shotgun blast. Imagine a hundred thousand politically correct idiots controlling communications on this poor, battered planet. And it worked so well for network television. A far simpler, more effective approach is just to recognize reality: that any company, having humbly petitioned the government for special powers and immunities (that you and I don't have) through the process of incorporation, has become, in effect, an arm of that government. As such, it is fully subject to exactly the same limitations, under the Bill of Rights
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  • Turkey Says S-400s To Arrive Next Week; Erdogan Slams F-35 Cutoff As US "Theft"

    7/4/2019 9:21:00 PM

    Read more on this subject: Turkey
    News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com by Tyler Durdan
    The president of Turkish Defense Industries, Ismail Demir, confirmed that a huge development is expected next week: "I will not tell the exact date now, but you will see in the second week of July," Demir was quoted as saying by private Turkish broadcaster NTV. Addressing fears that it could radically alter the military balance in the Mediterranean, and amid accusations that the deal solidifies Russian influence over the Levant, the Turkish defense industries chief added, "However, we can use any weapon in our hand anywhere in Turkey whenever necessary." Amid threats of US sanctions on its NATO ally, and following Turkish counter threats of sanction on Washington which most western pundits have brushed off as unrealistic and laughable, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeatedly insisted over the past months that it is "a done deal," pledging Ankara is moving forward "no matter what the consequences will be" 
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