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  • ‘You’re a bunch of dopes and babies’: Inside Trump’s stunning tirade against generals

    01/17/2020 10:21:09 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 194 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | Jan 17, 2020 | Carol Leonnig, Philip Rucker
    There is no more sacred room for military officers than 2E924 of the Pentagon, a windowless and secure vault where the Joint Chiefs of Staff meet regularly to wrestle with classified matters. Its more common name is “the Tank.” The Tank resembles a small corporate boardroom, with a gleaming golden oak table, leather swivel armchairs and other mid-century stylings. Inside its walls, flag officers observe a reverence and decorum for the wrenching decisions that have been made there. Hanging prominently on one of the walls is The Peacemakers, a painting that depicts an 1865 Civil War strategy session with President...
  • Pearson CEO to Retire and company will sell remaining Penguin Random House stake

    12/28/2019 2:09:01 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 39 replies
    marketwatch ^ | 12/18/19 | Adria Calatayud
    Pearson PLC said Wednesday that Chief Executive John Fallon plans to retire next year, and that it has agreed to sell its remaining 25% stake in Penguin Random House to Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA for $675 million. The London-based education publisher PSON, -0.46% said Fallon will retire in 2020 once a successor has been appointed. The company will consider both external and internal candidates as part of a succession process, it said. Pearson said the sale of its remaining stake in Penguin Random House to its partner is in line with the company’s simplification strategy and follows the disposal...
  • Fusion GPS founders to release book on Trump’s ties with Russia

    10/14/2019 6:54:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 14, 2019 | Luke Harding
    Book includes how Steele was commissioned to write dossier Robert Reich: Trump is an international mobster The former journalists Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch are to publish a book on Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia, including an account of how they commissioned the British ex-spy Christopher Steele to write his dossier on the future president. Crime in Progress: The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation will be published in December by Penguin Random House in the US and UK. Simpson and Fritsch founded the Washington intelligence firm Fusion GPS. In summer 2015, it began investigating Trump and Moscow. It hired...
  • Fusion GPS co-founders' book due out in November

    10/14/2019 3:14:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/19 | Justine Coleman
    The co-founders of political research firm Fusion GPS plan to release a book next month on the "never-before-told inside story" about President Trump's relationship with Russia. The book, entitled "Crime in Progress: Inside the Steele Dossier and the Fusion GPS Investigation of Donald Trump," will tell the story of how Fusion GPS helped put together the infamous "Steele dossier," The Associated Press reported on Monday. Co-founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch's book, which is due out Nov. 26, is being called an " 'All the President's Men' for the Trump era" by publisher Penguin Random House. "After four years on...
  • Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal

    07/26/2019 3:20:37 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/26/2019 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Friday lashed out at Democrats over their ongoing investigations into his administration, suggesting there should instead be probes into former President Obama's book deal and other activities under his predecessor. "They want to investigate, they want to go fishing and I watched Bob Mueller and they have nothing," Trump said of Democrats during an Oval Office gathering to announce an agreement with Guatemala. "It's a disgrace," he continued. "We want to find out what happened the last Democrat president. Let's look into Obama the way they've looked into me. From day one they've looked into everything we've...
  • Albino penguin revealed at Polish zoo: report

    03/23/2019 8:02:53 AM PDT · by ETL · 16 replies
    FoxNews.com/science ^ | Mar 22, 2019 | Elizabeth Zwirz | Fox News
    Anyone visiting the Gdansk Zoo in Poland reportedly now has the opportunity to observe a most uncommon creature – an albino penguin. The rare bird, who came into the world in December, is unlike many others in its breed in that it does not bear the traditional "tuxedo" black markings associated with the animal, according to The Associated Press. Its atypical look reportedly would’ve proved to be problematic had it lived in the wild because others penguins would not have accepted it and the likelihood of its survival would’ve been low.The baby penguin "would have become the very first to be attacked...
  • Tourists may be making Antarctica’s penguins sick

    12/13/2018 1:32:20 PM PST · by ETL · 18 replies
    ScienceMag.org ^ | Dec 13, 2018 | Maria Bolevich
    You can give your cat the flu. You can also pass pneumonia to a chimpanzee or tuberculosis to a bird. This kind of human-to-animal disease transmission, known as reverse zoonosis, has been seen on every continent except one: Antarctica. Now, human-linked pathogens in bird poop reveal, for the first time, that even animals on this isolated, ice-bound landmass can pick up a bug from tourists or visiting scientists. This newly identified infection route could have devastating consequences for Antarctic bird colonies, including population collapse and even extinction. “[We’re] obsessed about the potential for novel diseases to jump from wildlife to...
  • How this supercolony of 1.5 million penguins stayed hidden for nearly 3,000 years

    12/13/2018 8:10:23 AM PST · by ETL · 36 replies
    LiveScience, via FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Dec 13, 2018 | Yasemin Saplakoglu Staff Writer | LiveScience
    It turns out that these elusive seabirds had lived on the islands undetected for at least 2,800 years, according to new, unpublished research presented Dec. 11 at the American Geophysical Union meeting in Washington, D.C. It all started when a group of researchers spent 10 months doing what they thought was a pan-Antarctic survey of Adélie penguins by looking through every single cloud-free satellite image that they had of the southern continent. "We thought that we knew where all the [Adélie] penguin colonies were," said Heather Lynch, an ecologist at the Stony Brook University, during the news conference.That is, until...
  • Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season

    10/13/2017 6:17:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 13, 2017
    All but two Adelie penguin chicks have starved to death in their east Antarctic colony, in a breeding season described as "catastrophic" by experts. It was caused by unusually high amounts of ice late in the season, meaning adults had to travel further for food. It is the second bad season in five years after no chicks survived in 2015.
  • Obamas sign record book deal worth estimated $65 million [REMINDER]

    05/16/2018 5:34:34 PM PDT · by nwrep · 95 replies
    AL.COM ^ | March 1, 2017
    Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michele have signed a multi-million book deal with Penguin Random House. Terms of the deal were not released but Financial Times reported bidding for the two-book deal had reached more than $65 million, a record amount for presidential memoirs.
  • Boot, wheelbarrow, thimble ousted from Monopoly board game

    03/17/2017 7:52:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 17, 2017 10:01 AM EDT | Wayne Parry
    Monopoly is making changes: The boot has been booted, the wheelbarrow has been wheeled out, and the thimble got the thumbs down in the latest version of the board game. In their place this fall will be a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin and a rubber ducky. …
  • Aragoncillo admits spying for Arroyo foes

    05/06/2006 12:10:34 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 211+ views
    Aragoncillo admits spying for Arroyo foes Estrada, Lacson named co-plotters vs President NEWARK, New Jersey—A Filipino-American intelligence analyst admitted Thursday that for five years he passed top secret information gleaned from White House and Federal Bureau of Investigation computers to conspirators he said were trying to overthrow President Macapagal-Arroyo. Leandro Aragoncillo, 47, a naturalized US citizen who was born in the Philippines, pleaded guilty to a four-count indictment. The conspirators used code words to refer to various people, including calling Ms Arroyo "The Penguin," Aragoncillo admitted. Aragoncillo, shackled at the feet and wearing green jail garb, himself did not...
  • My Opus post. . .

    05/05/2016 10:45:30 AM PDT · by Salgak · 56 replies
    Nowhere in particular | 5/5/2016 | Self
    Couldn't resist. . . Phhbbbbbpth !!
  • Dindim the Penguin swims 5000 miles every year to see man who saved his life “Video”

    03/13/2016 6:33:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Canada Journal ^ | 03/12/2016
    A penguin named Dindim swims around 8000 kilometres every year to visit his best friend, a fisherman who saved his life.Rio de Janeiro resident Joao Pereira de Souza did not expect to make a lifelong friend when he rescued a struggling, oil-slicked penguin from the beach years ago – but that’s exactly what happened. Now Dindim swims thousands of miles to spend eight months out of the year with his buddy, renewing everyone’s faith in the deep connection we share with animals. In 2011 Pereira de Souza discovered a South American Magellanic penguin on the beach near his home. The...
  • Penguin Returns "Home" Every Year to Visit Man who Rescued it.

    03/10/2016 5:56:47 AM PST · by gorush · 15 replies
    Mailonline via Drudge ^ | 06:35 EST, 9 March 2016 | Keiligh Baker and Janet Tappin Coelho
    Retired bricklayer and part time fisherman Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, from an island village just outside Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, discovered the tiny penguin languishing on rocks in 2011. He was astonished when, just a few months later, the penguin returned to the island where he recognised Mr de Souza and returned home with him. Now, Dindim spends eight months of the year with Mr de Souza and spends the rest of his time breeding off the coast of Argentina and Chile.
  • Penguin Eggs to Die For

    10/26/2015 10:52:44 AM PDT · by fishtank · 13 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Oct. 2015 | James J.S. Johnson
    Penguin Eggs to Die For by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. (Proverbs 14:12)" During January–March 1912, Captain Robert Scott and four other optimistic members of the British Antarctic Terra Nova Expedition braved the bitter-cold summer weather of Antarctica’s Ross Ice Sheet, hoping to be the first to discover the South Pole. Another hope of his team’s quixotic quest was to acquire early-development-stage emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) eggs for marshaling scientific evidence trying to prove the so-called “law” of phylogenetic recapitulation,...
  • Obama Regulation Czar Advocated Removing People’s Organs Without Explicit Consent

    09/04/2009 4:15:09 AM PDT · by Man50D · 105 replies · 2,375+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 04, 2009 | Matt Cover
    Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has advocated a policy under which the government would “presume” someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken. Under such a policy, hospitals would harvest organs from people who never gave permission for this to be done. Outlined in the 2008 book “Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness,” Sunstein and co-author Richard H. Thaler argued that the...
  • Strange but true: Seals found sexually assaulting penguins

    11/25/2014 4:37:29 PM PST · by Theoria · 90 replies
    CBS ^ | 25 Nov 2014 | Amanda Schupak
    The first time marine biologist William Haddad and his team saw a seal rape a penguin, they were shocked.By the fourth time, they were convinced this bizarre behavior was becoming a trend.For 50 years, researchers from the marine mammal program at the University of Pretoria in South Africa have been taking weekly censuses of the elephant seal population on sub-Antarctic Marion Island, more than a thousand miles south of Cape Town in the Indian Ocean. In 2006, they saw something they'd never seen before. A fur seal (not the species they were studying) mounted and appeared to mate with a...
  • Emperor penguin population to slide due Antarctic climate change

    06/29/2014 4:26:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/29/14 | Alister Doyle - Reuters
    OSLO, (Reuters) - Global warming will cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100 as the sea ice on which the birds breed becomes less secure, a study said on Sunday. The report urged governments to list the birds as endangered, even though populations in 45 known colonies were likely to rise slightly by 2050 before declining. Such a listing could impose restrictions on tourism and fishing companies. The study is the first to project the long-term outlook for Antarctica's largest penguins, which can grow 1.2 meters (four ft) tall, seeking to fill a gap...
  • Video: 'Penguin Dance' Snowballs Into Family Fight at Wedding

    01/26/2014 10:39:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, January 26, 2014
    Bride’s family protests dance by groom’s relatives during weddingA wedding in Saudi Arabia quickly snowballed into a scuffle between the families of the groom and his bride after relatives and friends of the groom infuriated their opponents by performing the famous ‘penguin dance’, a newspaper said on Sunday. Relatives and guests began to pour into the massive wedding hall in the eastern Saudi town of Dammam when a heated argument erupted before it led to a scuffle between the relatives of the groom and his bride. Friends and other guests intervened and managed to end the fight that threatened to...