The Final—Maybe Last—Straw

By Catherine J. Frompovich With just about everyone in food services and food distribution tripping over themselves about plastic straws, which they should have done ages ago, there now comes a new problem to affect individual rights.  Those are the...

/ July 27, 2018

Let’s take a moment to appreciate people with horse girl energy

Horse girls are having a moment on Twitter.  Everyone knew a horse girl growing up. Horse girls were the kids who wore their waist-length hair french braided into a scrunchie, and then wore three or four scrunchies on their wrist...

/ July 27, 2018

Getting the Most Out of Your Data

Your data is very valuable, that’s why you should have ownership and full control over it. How much is your personal data worth? It’s hard to say. A 2013 article in the Financial Times pegged that number at $.007 for each...

/ July 27, 2018

Saudi-led air raids target Yemen’s Hodeidah

A Saudi-led coalition has launched air raids on Yemen's Hodeidah, in an apparent resumption of military operations on the strategic Red Sea city after Houthi rebels attacked two Saudi oil tankers and one of the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) main airports.  The...

/ July 27, 2018

Joe Biden and Jill Biden Are Committed to Supporting Veterans Mental and Physical Health | NowThis

The Bidens are a proud military family — they’re honoring their son’s memory by standing up for veterans' mental health. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe We spoke with Joe and Jill Biden in St. Louis where they joined six veterans...

/ July 27, 2018

How to Watch the Lunar Eclipse on Friday

On Friday, Earth will engulf the moon in its shadow and create the longest total lunar eclipse in this century: a full 103 minutes. The next one that comes close won’t happen until 2029. And this eclipse’s running time won’t...

/ July 27, 2018

LIVE: How to Watch Today’s Super-Long Lunar Eclipse

Today, Earth will engulf the moon in its shadow and create the longest total lunar eclipse in this century: a full 103 minutes. The next one that comes close won’t happen until 2029. And today’s running time won’t be matched...

/ July 27, 2018

A dam disaster in Laos

ON THE evening of July 23rd villagers along the Xe Pian river in southern Laos heard the roar of surging water. A dam 5km upstream had collapsed. The torrent inundated six villages. Homes were swept away, and around 7,000 people...

/ July 27, 2018

Were There Double Standards Of The U.S. Legal System, Especially With Obama-era Federal Agents?

Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich One of the preeminent postulations by the United States of America is its sense of ‘justice’ and the laws in place to enforce that ‘justice’.   Everyone pontificates “American democracy.”  How can that be when feds...

/ July 27, 2018

Argentina’s President is Advancing the Neocon Agenda With the Drug War

By Brian Saady The President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, announced last Monday that the military would now be involved in domestic crime efforts. It was a reversal of a law akin to the U.S. law, the Posse Comitatus Act of...

/ July 27, 2018

Contact U.S. Officials ASAP about Federal 5G Microwave Technology Bills That Allow Cell Towers Everywhere. Newsweek, etc. Continue Warnings.

By B.N. Frank Since 2004, The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) has opposed cell towers and antennas on station property.  If they are concerned about involuntary exposure from wireless WiFi radiation – shouldn’t we all be? Excerpts from the most...

/ July 27, 2018

Trump ‘open’ to new Putin summit in Moscow

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump has called the Helsinki summit a success and was the first to invite Mr Putin to the US US President Donald Trump is "open" to travelling to Moscow after a surprise invite from...

/ July 27, 2018

Benin’s Looted Bronzes Are All Over the Western World. Here Are 7 Museums That Hold Over 2000 of the Famed Sculptures

Nigeria recently gave signals that it may accept the loan of Benin Bronzes in the collections of museums abroad. The art historical treasures from the former Kingdom of Benin (modern-day southern Nigeria) were plundered by the British in 1897 during...

/ July 27, 2018

Democrats and Republicans Unite to Hand Trump $717 Billion in Military Spending

By Jake Johnson (CD) — With the help of 139 Democrats, the House of Representatives on Thursday easily rammed through the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which—if it passes the Senate—will hand President Donald Trump $717 billion in military spending. “Of...

/ July 27, 2018

Alliance of the Likeminded: Germany’s Anti-Trump Strategy Begins to Take Shape

July 27, 2018  06:27 PM On the day European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker reached a surprise deal on trade with Donald Trump, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas was standing in front of a wood-paneled government building 11,000 kilometers (6,800 miles)...

/ July 27, 2018

Jean-Claude Juncker’s Unexpected Deal: How the European Commission President Won Over Trump

July 27, 2018  06:27 PM So, how did he ultimately manage to secure a deal with Donald Trump that nobody had thought possible? Jean-Claude Juncker found himself sitting in an unadorned meeting room at a Washington think tank, where he...

/ July 27, 2018

Disney and Fox shareholders give acquisition the green light

With Comcast officially out of the way, Disney’s buyout of 21st Century Fox assets just took another major step toward reality. Shareholders from both mega media companies have approved the $71.3 billion deal. In a lovely bit of classic media...

/ July 27, 2018

Reporters Struggle to Get Pentagon to Answer Questions About War

By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — Much has been made about the Trump Administration’s hostility toward the media, and orders to keep troop levels classified in various war zones. The Pentagon’s lack of candor with the press is now also a growing problem,...

/ July 27, 2018