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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Thousands counter-protest 'free speech rally' in Boston | PBS NewsHour

Thousands counter-protest 'free speech rally' in Boston | PBS NewsHour

Did Votes By Noncitizens Cost Trump The 2016 Popular Vote? Sure Looks That Way | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD

Did Votes By Noncitizens Cost Trump The 2016 Popular Vote? Sure Looks That Way | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD

Who Was Really at Fault in Charlottesville?


Who Was Really at Fault in Charlottesville?


https://amgreatness.com/2017/08/16/really-fault-charlottesville/

We Can Stop North Korea From Attacking Us. All We Have to Do Is Not Attack Them.

We Can Stop North Korea From Attacking Us. All We Have to Do Is Not Attack Them.

Oh, America, My Adopted Land, What Are You Doing to Your Special Self?

Oh, America, My Adopted Land, What Are You Doing to Your Special Self?

Muslims Tell Europe: "One Day All This Will Be Ours"


Muslims Tell Europe: "One Day All This Will Be Ours"

by Giulio Meotti  •  August 19, 2017 at 5:00 am
  • The Archbishop of Strasbourg Luc Ravel, nominated by Pope Francis in February, just declared that "Muslim believers know very well that their fertility is such today, that they call it... the Great Replacement. They tell you in a very calm, very positive way: One day all this, all this will be ours...".
  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán just warned against a "Muslimized Europe". According to him, "the question of the upcoming decades is whether Europe will continue to belong to Europeans".
  • "In the coming 30 years, the number of Africans will grow by more than one billion people. That is twice the population of the entire European Union... The demographic pressure will be enormous. Last year, more than 180,000 people crossed in shabby boats from Libya. And this is just the beginning. According to EU Commissioner Avramopoulos, at this very moment, 3 million migrants are waiting to enter Europe". — Geert Wilders, MP, The Netherlands, and leader of the Party for Freedom and Democracy (PVV).
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán recently said: "Our view is that we must solve our demographic problems by relying on our own resources and mobilising our own reserves, and... by renewing ourselves spiritually". (Image source: David Plas/Wikimedia Commons)
This week, yet another Islamic terrorist attack targeted the Spanish city of Barcelona. As it was for many years under Muslim rule, it is, therefore, like Israel, land which many Islamists believe they are entitled to repossess.
At the same time, far from Spain, elementary schools have been closing, shuttered by the state after the number of children dropped to less than 10% of the population. The government is converting these structures into hospices, providing care for the elderly in a country where 40% of the people are 65 or older. That is not a science-fiction novel. That is Japan, the world's oldest and most sterile nation, where there is a popular expression: "ghost civilization".

U.S. Has 3.5 Million More Registered Voters Than Live Adults — A Red Flag For Electoral Fraud | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD

U.S. Has 3.5 Million More Registered Voters Than Live Adults — A Red Flag For Electoral Fraud | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD

Google and ProPublica team up to build a national hate crime database

Google and ProPublica team up to build a national hate crime database



https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/18/google-documenting-hate-news-index-propublica/

Radioactively-hot particles detected in dusts and soils from Northern Japan by combination of gamma spectrometry, autoradiography, and SEM/EDS analysis and implications in radiation risk assessment

Radioactively-hot particles detected in dusts and soils from Northern Japan by combination of gamma spectrometry, autoradiography, and SEM/EDS analysis and implications in radiation risk assessment

Fukushima Plant Is Releasing 770,000 Tons of Radioactive Water Into the Pacific Ocean

Fukushima Plant Is Releasing 770,000 Tons of Radioactive Water Into the Pacific Ocean

Trump and the Infrastructure of Fascism




https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/08/trump-infrastructure-fascism.html

America's Second Civil War | Patrick J. Buchanan - Official Website

America's Second Civil War | Patrick J. Buchanan - Official Website

Cyberspace and Race


Cyberspace and Race

The color-blind Web: a techno-utopia, or a fantasy to assuage liberal guilt?


https://www.technologyreview.com/s/401404/cyberspace-and-race/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=2749f14f46-Weekend_Reads&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-2749f14f46-153856085&mc_cid=2749f14f46&mc_eid=e25735476a

Friday, August 18, 2017

Steve Bannon tried to destroy “globalism.” It destroyed him instead.

Steve Bannon tried to destroy “globalism.” It destroyed him instead.



https://www.vox.com/world/2017/8/18/16169486/steve-bannon-departure-foreign-policy

Union leaders wary as ‘New NAFTA’ talks start – People's World

Union leaders wary as ‘New NAFTA’ talks start – People's World

America can’t substitute Russian gas in Europe even if it ships it for free - diplomat — RT Business

America can’t substitute Russian gas in Europe even if it ships it for free - diplomat — RT Business

Americans Fear North Korea And Don’t Trust Trump To Defuse The Situation | FiveThirtyEight

Americans Fear North Korea And Don’t Trust Trump To Defuse The Situation | FiveThirtyEight

Are Investors Bailing On U.S. Shale? | naked capitalism

Are Investors Bailing On U.S. Shale? | naked capitalism

Charlottesville: "I Think a Lot More People Are Going to Die Before We Are Done" | naked capitalism

Charlottesville: "I Think a Lot More People Are Going to Die Before We Are Done" | naked capitalism

The Week With IPS 8/18/2017

2017/8/18 Click here for the online version of this IPS newsletter   

Women Slowly Break Barriers in Bangladesh
Mahfuzur Rahman
When one thinks of Bangladesh, its political leadership naturally comes to mind as the leaders of the country’s major parties are women, including the Prime Minister, the Opposition Leader and the Speaker of the National Parliament. When it comes to gender equality in daily life, the reality is ... MORE > >

Soy Changes Map of Brazil, Set to Become World’s Leading Producer
Mario Osava
“Our wealth lies in the climate, not in the land,” said Antonio Galván, president of the Rural Union of Sinop, a municipality created just 37 years ago, which has prospered due to the continued expansion of soy in Brazil. Sinop, population 133,000, is the biggest city in northern Mato Grosso, a ... MORE > >

When Policies Speak the Same Language, Africa’s Trade and Investment Will Listen
Busani Bafana
The rising Maputo-Catembe Bridge is a hard-to-miss addition to Mozambique’s shoreline. The 725-million-dollar bridge – billed to be the largest suspension bridge in Africa on its completion in 2018 – represents Mozambique’s new investment portfolio and a show of its policy commitment to boosting ... MORE > >

Minamata Convention, Curbing Mercury Use, is Now Legally Binding
IPS World Desk
The Minamata Convention -- a legally-binding landmark treaty, described as the first new environmental agreement in over a decade – entered into force August 16. The primary aim of the Convention is "to protect human health and the environment” from mercury releases, which are considered both ... MORE > >

Population Aging: Hallmark of the 21st Century
Joseph Chamie
While rapid population growth may be the defining feature of the 20th century, with world population nearly quadrupling from 1.6 to 6.1 billion, the hallmark of the 21st century is likely to be population aging. The consequences of the population aging are reverberating across the globe. The ... MORE > >

What Does “Climate-Smart Agriculture” Really Mean? New Tool Breaks It Down
Desmond Brown
A Trinidadian scientist has developed a mechanism for determining the degree of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) compliance with respect to projects, processes and products. This comes as global attention is drawn to climate-smart agriculture as one of the approaches to mitigate or adapt to ... MORE > >

FEATURED VIDEO: New Tool Separates Wheat from Chaff for Climate-Smart Ag Finance
Desmond Brown
Climate-smart agriculture seeks to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance resilience, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases, and require planning to address tradeoffs and ... MORE > >

Will Renewable Energies Finally Get Their Chance in Argentina?
Daniel Gutman
The first thing anyone who looks at any official document this year in Argentina will read is: “2017, the year of renewable energies.” This indicates the importance that the government gives to the issue, although translating the slogan into reality does not seem as easy as putting it in the ... MORE > >

Yemen: African Migrants Beaten, Starved, Sexually Violated by Criminal Groups
Baher Kamal
African migrants who arrive on Yemen’s shores --that’s if they are not forced into the sea to drown—risk to fall in the hands of criminal networks who hold them captive for several days to extort money in exchange for their “freedom,” according to UN sources. During captivity, the migrants ... MORE > >

Promise or Peril? Africa’s 830 Million Young People by 2050
John Dramani Mahama and Siddharth Chatterjee
Last month, Spanish charity workers rescued 167 migrants arriving from Africa aboard a small boat. 2016 was the deadliest for migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean, with at least 3800 deaths recorded. Most know the dangers they face on the route, yet still choose the possibility of ... MORE > >

Conservation Agriculture Sprouts in Cuban Fields
Ivet González
At the entrance, the Tierra Brava farm looks like any other family farm in the rural municipality of Los Palacios, in the westernmost province of Cuba. But as you drive in, you see that the traditional furrows are not there, and that freshly cut grass covers the soil. “For more than five years ... MORE > >

Jordan Makes Strides Toward Inclusive Green Economy
Safa Khasawneh
Jordan may be one of the smallest economies in the Middle East, but it has high ambitions for inclusive green growth and sustainable development despite the fact that it lies in the heart of a region that has been long plagued with wars and other troubles, says the Director-General of the Global ... MORE > >

One Earth: Why the World Needs Indigenous Communities to Steward Their Lands
Manipadma Jena
“Showing them a picture-book crow, I intone ‘kaak’ in Bengali, the State language. While others repeat in chorus, the tribal Santhali first-graders respond with a blank look. They know the crow only as ‘koyo’. They’ll happily roll out glass marbles to count but ask them how many they counted, they ... MORE > >

Thursday, August 17, 2017

No, Violent Leftist Gangs Fighting White Supremacists Aren't Heroes. They're Part Of The Problem. | Daily Wire

No, Violent Leftist Gangs Fighting White Supremacists Aren't Heroes. They're Part Of The Problem. | Daily Wire

Stop the South China Sea Charade | Foreign Policy

Stop the South China Sea Charade | Foreign Policy

Steve Bannon Goes After Asia Officials - The Atlantic

Steve Bannon Goes After Asia Officials - The Atlantic

Washington Journal Dinesh D'Souza Discusses Book Big Lie | C-SPAN.org

Washington Journal Dinesh D'Souza Discusses Book Big Lie | C-SPAN.org

FFF: Antiwar Awakening From a Baltimore Boozer


FFF: Antiwar Awakening From a Baltimore Boozer



http://jimbovard.com/blog/2017/08/17/fff-antiwar-awakening-from-a-baltimore-boozer/

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Welcome to the Post-American World | TomDispatch

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Welcome to the Post-American World | TomDispatch

[Readings] | Public Enemy | Harper's Magazine

[Readings] | Public Enemy | Harper's Magazine

Turkish Education: Jihad In, Evolution Out

Turkish Education: Jihad In, Evolution Out

The Israel Anti-Boycott Act Is an Act of Political Persecution « LobeLog

The Israel Anti-Boycott Act Is an Act of Political Persecution « LobeLog

Tech Firms Break From Hands-Off Approach With Bans on White Supremacists - WSJ

Tech Firms Break From Hands-Off Approach With Bans on White Supremacists - WSJ

White nationalists are flocking to genetic ancestry tests. Some don’t like what they find


White nationalists are flocking to genetic ancestry tests. Some don’t like what they find




https://www.statnews.com/2017/08/16/white-nationalists-genetic-ancestry-test/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=989428ddf8-The_Download&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-989428ddf8-153856085

Confederate monuments should go the way of Soviet ones | Miami Herald

Confederate monuments should go the way of Soviet ones | Miami Herald

Cold War lessons in coercive diplomacy for dealing with North Korea today

Cold War lessons in coercive diplomacy for dealing with North Korea today

Silicon Valley Billionaires Are the New Robber Barons

Silicon Valley Billionaires Are the New Robber Barons


http://www.nationalreview.com/article/450549/silicon-valley-liberals-ignore-their-anti-business-history

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Heather Heyer's mother: You didn't shut her up, you just magnified her.

Heather Heyer's mother: You didn't shut her up, you just magnified her.

20% health insurance spike likely if subsidies end

http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/CBO-Ending-health-subsidies-would-raise-premiums-11821012.php

End of the checkout line: the looming crisis for American cashiers | Technology | The Guardian

End of the checkout line: the looming crisis for American cashiers | Technology | The Guardian

It’s the Economy, Democrats, but Inequality Is Not the Issue - The New York Times

It’s the Economy, Democrats, but Inequality Is Not the Issue - The New York Times

In major reversal, survey finds 56% of physicians now support single-payer healthcare system | FierceHealthcare

In major reversal, survey finds 56% of physicians now support single-payer healthcare system | FierceHealthcare

What if the DNC Russian “hack” was really a leak after all? A new report raises questions media and Democrats would rather ignore - Salon.com

What if the DNC Russian “hack” was really a leak after all? A new report raises questions media and Democrats would rather ignore - Salon.com

New report claims DNC hack was an inside job — not Russia | New York Post

New report claims DNC hack was an inside job — not Russia | New York Post

Newsonomics: Lessons for the news media from Charlottesville » Nieman Journalism Lab

Newsonomics: Lessons for the news media from Charlottesville » Nieman Journalism Lab

Read the complete transcript of President Trump's remarks at Trump Tower on Charlottesville - LA Times

Read the complete transcript of President Trump's remarks at Trump Tower on Charlottesville - LA Times

Rabaa: The Massacre That Ended the Arab Spring - The Atlantic

Rabaa: The Massacre That Ended the Arab Spring - The Atlantic

Interview: How Corey Long Fought White Supremacy With Fire

Interview: How Corey Long Fought White Supremacy With Fire

Lee Camp: I Witnessed the Charlottesville Terror Attack, Here's the Video | naked capitalism

Lee Camp: I Witnessed the Charlottesville Terror Attack, Here's the Video | naked capitalism

How a one man hacking operation was able to infiltrate international firms | ZDNet

How a one man hacking operation was able to infiltrate international firms | ZDNet

How Apple makes its billions -- and no, it's not all down to the iPhone | ZDNet

How Apple makes its billions -- and no, it's not all down to the iPhone | ZDNet

AI, Automation, and Tech Jobs | ZDNet

AI, Automation, and Tech Jobs | ZDNet

McKinsey: AI, jobs, and workforce automation | ZDNet

McKinsey: AI, jobs, and workforce automation | ZDNet

The future of jobs: Automation technologies, robotics, and artificial intelligence | ZDNet

The future of jobs: Automation technologies, robotics, and artificial intelligence | ZDNet

AI will create 800,000 jobs and $1.1 trillion revenue by 2021: Salesforce | ZDNet

AI will create 800,000 jobs and $1.1 trillion revenue by 2021: Salesforce | ZDNet

AI projects are taking off: What does this mean for the future of work? | ZDNet

AI projects are taking off: What does this mean for the future of work? | ZDNet

The Many Foundations and Billionaires Trying to Fix the World’s Fisheries — Inside Philanthropy

The Many Foundations and Billionaires Trying to Fix the World’s Fisheries — Inside Philanthropy

Saudi Arabia Takes Steps to Crack Down on Religious Hate Speech - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Takes Steps to Crack Down on Religious Hate Speech - Bloomberg

Britain seeks Brexit without borders for Northern Ireland

Britain seeks Brexit without borders for Northern Ireland

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: Bulletin experts in the news on North Korea

Bulletin experts in the news on North Korea
As the security situation ratcheted up on the Korean Peninsula over the last week, the  Bulletin’s staff, leadership, and columnists quickly jumped into action, providing a trusted source of information to help track and make sense of unfolding events. Here is a summary of what we’ve been up to, in case you missed it:

Los Angeles Times: An op/ed by Bulletin Board of Sponsors chair, Lawrence Krauss
North Korea, Donald Trump and the ticking Doomsday Clock

CBS:
Will the Doomsday Clock be reset in light of North Korea situation?
With Lawrence Krauss and Bulletin Science & Security Board member Jon Wolfsthal

Huffington Post:

Trump's Warning to North Korea called 'Exactly Wrong" And "Reckless"
With Bulletin editor John Mecklin


Donald Trump Claims US military ‘Locked and Loaded” for North Korea.

With John Mecklin

The Hill:
Fallout: Trump's 'fire and fury' sends officials scrambling
With Lawrence Krauss

Motherboard/Vice:
We Asked a Doomsday Clock Scientist About Trump's 'Fire and Fury' Threat

With Bulletin Science & Security Board co-chair Robert Rosner

Newsweek:
North Korea Missile Claims are ‘a Hoax’
Nina Burleigh’s article was the first article based on our report by Ted Postol, Markus Schiller, and Robert Schmucker


New York Times:
North Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say

This Wiliam J. Broad and David E. Sanger article also references our report by Ted Postol, Markus Schiller, and Robert Schmucker

Chicago Tribune:
Scott Santis Doomsday Clock comic

And from the Bulletin website:

North Korea’s “not quite” ICBM can’t hit the lower 48 states
Ted Postol, Markus Schiller, and Robert Schmucker

Comments on the developing situation with North Korea

Ted Postol

Pyongyang can miniaturize, so let’s move on to what’s important: David Wright on the North Korea crisis
Lucien Crowder

After midnight
The July/August issue is on the aftermath of the use of nuclear weapons


What would happen if an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated above midtown Manhattan?
Steven Starr, Lynn Eden, Theodore A. Postal

Nuclear Notebook Interactive: Our infographic on the world’s nuclear arsenals has just been updated

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