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  • The New Age of Coal

    09/22/2018 9:40:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/22/2018 | Christopher Mendoza
    No matter how hard environmental do-gooders are trying to kill coal, they're clearly not succeeding. According to a new report by the Energy Information Administration, despite the ongoing fear-mongering from the left, coal continues to be a major source of power generation in both developed and emerging nations, accounting for as much of the world's electricity today as it did in the 1990s. As it turns out, coal has proven to be incredibly resilient in Asia and Africa, where it has been pushed up by rising demand. This information may come as a shock for anti-coal crusaders, but IT should...
  • Largest Trade Deficit By Country

    09/22/2018 7:55:02 AM PDT · by central_va · 21 replies
    worldsrichestcountries.com ^ | as of July 2015 | Unk
    As of July 2015, the USA's annual trade deficit of $803B was more then the next 14 largest debtor nations combined!
  • 12 pairs of dueling pistols

    09/22/2018 5:46:09 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    OOBJECT ^ | Unknown FR Post 9-22-2018 | David Galbraith
    Dueling pistols are strange, beautiful and ironic. Gadgets to shoot each other in the face, crafted with the delicacy and decorative extravagance of expensive jewelry.They appeared in the 18th C, as faster firing versions of older, flintlock guns replaced swords. Their use dwindled in the 19th C, while duels were still fought in the Western US states. Here the less rich would engage in gouging, similarly prearranged combat, with the aim of plucking out the opponent’s eyes. Dueling pistols were designed for the upper classes, for the preservation of honor. They were used illegally by generals and poets (Pushkin was...
  • One in 20 of all deaths due to alcohol, says WHO

    09/22/2018 1:06:48 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    Alcohol is responsible for more than 5% of all deaths worldwide, or around 3 million a year, new figures have revealed. The data, part of a report from the World Health Organization, shows that about 2.3 million of those deaths in 2016 were of men, and that almost 29% of all alcohol-caused deaths were down to injuries – including traffic accidents and suicide. The report, which comes out every four years, reveals the continued impact of alcohol on public health around the world, and highlights that the young bear the brunt: 13.5% of deaths among people in their 20s are...
  • Twitter Reportedly Locked James Woods Out Of His Account

    09/21/2018 2:51:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.chicksonright.com ^ | September 21, 2018 | Staff
    James Woods is one of my FAVORITE people to follow on Twitter. He tells it like it is… and it’s usually HILARIOUS. Well… it seems that Twitter has now locked James out. Because OF COURSE THEY HAVE. Even more obnoxious? What they locked him out for: Hey guys, @Twitter has locked @RealJamesWoods’ account. His statement: “You are a coward, @jack. There is no free speech for Conservatives on @Twitter.”#JamesWoods pic.twitter.com/zGVOnxP0D6 — Sara Miller (@Millerita) September 21, 2018 Wut? THAT is what he got locked out for? Jimmy’s timeline is still visible to everyone. The tweet they want him to delete...
  • Dow rises, extending record run [DJIA 26,743.5 +86.52 +0.32%]

    09/21/2018 1:52:58 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    www.foxbusiness.com ^ | Published September 21, 2018 | By Leia Klingel
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed Friday, extending its record-setting run to a second consecutive session. The Dow rose 86.52 points, or 0.32 percent, to 26,743.50. The S&P 500 ticked 1.08 points lower to 2,929.67. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 41.28 points, or 0.51 percent, to 7,986.96. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 set intraday records in early trade Friday. On Thursday, the two major stock market indexes also set records, with the Dow rallying over 251 points to close at a record high for the first time since January. The S&P 500 also climbed to an all-time...
  • California: People Quietly Disappearing [4+ minute video]

    09/21/2018 11:22:59 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 54 replies
    WCAMStudios via You Tube ^ | September 13, 2018 | WCAMStudios
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  • Scientists used Zika to kill aggressive brain cancer cells in mice

    09/21/2018 10:33:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    www.popsci.com ^ | 09/21/2018 | By Neel V. Patel
    If it works in humans, it could help eliminate one of the deadliest forms of cancer. =================================================================== Treating cancer with a virus isn't as wild as it sounds. DepositPhotos ========================================================================= Fears of Zika have plummeted in the last year. New cases of the disease that plagued the Americas for nearly two years and infected hundreds of thousands of people are incredibly rare these days. Still, that doesn’t mean doctors have suddenly forgotten all about it. And in the process of developing and testing a working vaccine that can protect against the virus, new research suggests we may have come across...
  • Russia, China embrace uneasily, aim for 'desirable world order'

    09/21/2018 9:19:24 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Elena Holodny
    "The president and I agree that since the beginning of this year, Russian-Chinese relations have been showing dynamic growth," Xi said. He announced that ties with his "close friend" Putin had "entered a new era of rapid development and are reaching a higher level." It was the third Xi-Putin meeting in four months, and the first time the Chinese president had attended the event in Vladivostok, which started in 2015 and encourages foreign investment. The growing rapport between the two countries has accelerated under President Donald Trump, whose policies have put greater pressure on both countries, according to Alexander Gabuev, a senior...
  • KAEPERNICK'S ATTORNEY HINTS RAIDERS AND PATS INTERESTED ... 'Stay Tuned'

    09/21/2018 8:02:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | September 20,2018
    Colin Kaepernick and Tom Brady ... on the same team??? That seems to be the suggestion coming from Colin's attorney, Mark Geragos -- who's teasing to TMZ Sports that two NFL teams could be interested in signing the QB. "I would just say, 'Stay tuned' ... that next week there may be some news." Our guy pushed to get more information -- and Geragos started dropping hints about the 2 teams. The first clue obviously points to the Oakland Raiders. "I'll say this ... if Al Davis was still alive." The interesting part of that comment -- Al's son, Mark...
  • Think our $20 trillion debt is bad? Get a load of the real number

    09/21/2018 7:49:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/2018 | BY SHIVA RAJGOPAL
    In recently released numbers, the Treasury Department announced the government, after accounting for some scheduling quirks, ran a $152 billion deficit in August. The budget deficit was $107.7 billion in August 2017, 41-percent less than the newest data. These numbers are startling, but the reality is that the nation’s debt load is actually much, much worse. Washington uses an outdated, inaccurate accounting system that contributes greatly to America’s fiscal irresponsibility. The quality of financial reporting practiced by the U.S. would make Enron blush. The U.S. government is using accounting practices that I would not allow in a first-year business school...
  • Social Media Platform Gab to Silicon Valley: ‘You Will Be Replaced’

    09/21/2018 7:37:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 20 Sep 2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Free speech social media platform Gab.ai has rebranded as Gab.com and aims to become a tech hub for “liberty-minded tech startups” that wish to avoid connections to leftist Silicon Valley groups. Gab.ai, the free-speech themed social media platform founded by CEO Andrew Torba, has long aimed to act as an alternative to sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Now Gab is rebranding as Gab.com and aims to provide an infrastructure for tech developers that wish to grow their own platforms and products without being forced to go through leftist companies based in Silicon Valley. Andrew Torba spoke to Breitbart News...
  • Virginia Governor Set to Bypass Legislature to Join State-Based Climate Agreement

    09/21/2018 7:17:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 20, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is poised to implement a new regulation without legislative approval to join 10 other states in a climate change agreement based on restricting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.But lawmakers, policy analysts, and tea party activists in Virginia who oppose what they consider costly regulations of industry are raising questions about the economic and scientific arguments underpinning the proposed rule.They say the Virginia General Assembly should have a straight up-or-down vote on Northam’s plan, in part to ensure that any revenue the governor raises from “carbon trading” is collected and dispersed in a manner consistent...
  • Dow set for best week since July as stocks push deeper into record territory

    09/21/2018 7:14:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    www.marketwatch.com ^ | 09/21/2018 | By Ryan Vlastelica
    U.S. stocks rose in early trading on Friday, with Wall Street extending its recent uptrend and pushing further into record territory. Where are the major benchmarks trading? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.18% rose 81 points, or 0.3%, to 26,738, hitting an all-time intraday high in early trading. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.24% gained 8 points to 2,939, a rise of 0.3% that took it to new records of its own. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.12% which remains about 1% below record levels, rose 21 points, or 0.3%, to 8,049.25. The S&P 500 is on track for its...
  • Wages Are Growing Faster Than You Think

    09/21/2018 6:22:19 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 20, 2018 | David R. Henderson
    Standard wage data show that between the spring of 2017 and the spring of 2018, real wages in the U.S. increased only 0.1%. But there are three major problems with these data. First, they don’t account for fringe benefits, which are an increasing proportion of employee pay. Second, standard wage data use an index that overstates the inflation rate. Third, each year the composition of the workforce changes, as older, higher-paid workers retire and young, lower-paid workers enter the workforce. A study released this month by the White House Council of Economic Advisers addresses these three biases and concludes that...
  • Brett Kavanaugh, wife and Christine Blasey Ford all receiving death threats

    09/21/2018 5:14:17 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2018-09-21 21:00 | Nicole Darrah
    Christine Blasey Ford and the wife of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have both received death threats after Ford, amid the judge's confirmation process, accused him of sexual assault.
  • The Rare Rainforest Tree That Bleeds Metal

    09/21/2018 1:11:39 AM PDT · by vannrox · 18 replies
    Oddity Central ^ | 17sep18 | spooky
    Scientists originally discovered hyperaccumulators in the 1970s, and so far over 65 such plants have been identified in New Caledonia, 59 in Turkey, and a few others in countries like Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. However, scientists are convinced that many more remain to be discovered. This capacity to store large quantities of heavy metals has been studied by various biological sciences, from molecular biology to physiology and biochemistry, and while much has been learnt about the hyperaccumulation and hypertolerance of zinc and cadmium by some plants, nickel hyperaccumulation mechanisms remain a mystery.The evolution of hyperaccumulators like Pycnandra acuminata is believed to...
  • Trump AT War (2018) full movie: Steve Bannon's New Documentary

    09/20/2018 2:27:24 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 45 replies
    youtube ^ | Sept 18, 2018 | Steve Bannon
    jer p Published on Sep 18, 2018 I'm from South Korea and I come here for warning you, American citizens about the threat of Chinese Communists.
  • Abe wins extended term, faces Trump trade challenge (Japan)

    09/20/2018 7:27:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Asahi Shimbun ^ | September 21, 2018 | Reuters
    Liberal Democratic Party President Shinzo Abe acknowledges applause from the LDP lawmakers shortly after his name was called as the winner of the ruling party presidential elections at its headquarters in Tokyo on Sept. 20. (AP Photo) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, putting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving prime minister and to try to cement his legacy, including by revision of the country's pacifist, post-war Constitution. If Abe, who quit abruptly after a troubled 2006-07 term, stays in office through November 2019, he will have exceeded the 2,886 days marked by...
  • Dow, S&P 500 set record highs

    09/20/2018 1:49:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | September 20, 2018 | Leia Klingel
    The Dow and S&P 500 recorded fresh all-time highs Thursday with investors waving off the tit-for-tat exchange of newly imposed trade tariffs placed on U.S. and Chinese goods and focusing on the latest, positive economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 251.22 points, or 0.95 percent, to 26,656.98 -- marking the Dow's 100th record close since the election of President Donald Trump and its first since January. The broader S&P 500 jumped 22.8 points, about 0.8 percent, to 2,930.75. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite gained 78.19 points, or 0.98 percent, to 8,028.23. Ticker Security Last Change %Chg I:DJI DOW...