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« Reply #630 on: February 18, 2020, 07:54:20 am »

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Of Two Minds - COVID-19 Pandemic: The Complacent Are Clueless

oftwominds.com - The eventual price of substituting magical thinking and survivorship bias for actual evidence will be far higher than the complacent realize. Here's a sampling of complacent assertions being made abo…

Virus Kills Chinese Film Director and Family in Wuhan

yahoo.com - A Chinese film director and his entire family have died from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak. Chang Kai, a film director and an external communications officer at a Hube…

Americans arrive home from virus-infected cruise ship

news.yahoo.com - Travis Air Force Base (United States) (AFP) - More than 300 Americans rescued from a cruise ship quarantined off Japan because of the new coronavirus arrived back in the United States Monday for two …

Apple says the coronavirus will cause it to miss its revenue goals

washingtonpost.com - Employees wear face masks in a reopened Apple Store in Beijing on Feb. 14. Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won't meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China…

HSBC to cut 35,000 jobs worldwide as profits plunge

theguardian.com - HSBC has said it will slash 35,000 jobs over three years as part of a major shake-up as it issued a warning over the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in Asia. The interim chief executive, Noel Quin…

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid wave of potential lawsuits

washingtonpost.com - Facing declining membership and hundreds of potential lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy. (Tony Gutierrez) By Samantha Schmidt close Samantha Schmidt Reporter covering gende…

Over 2,000 Former DOJ Officials Call for Attorney General William Barr to Resign

nymag.com - Attorney General William Barr is facing significant criticism following a report last week that he personally intervened to ease prosecutors’ sentencing recommendation for Trump surrogate and witness…

Virginia’s Assault Weapons Ban Fails

nymag.com - A Virginia bill banning the sale of assault-style weapons and the possession of magazines that hold more than 12 rounds died in committee Monday, dealing a blow to Democrats who have pledged to pass …

Storm Dennis wreaks havoc across UK, parts of France

news.yahoo.com - London (AFP) - Britain on Monday battled fallout from Storm Dennis as hundreds of flood warnings remained in place after the second severe storm in seven days battered the country over the weekend. T…

UK issues severe flood alerts as storm-swollen rivers surge

apnews.com - LONDON (AP) — Residents in central England and Wales braced Monday for more flooding as rivers peaked in the wake of a weekend storm that brought up to 6 inches (150 mm) of rain to an already waterlo…

'We don't want even five Syrians': Turkey reaches limits on Idlib's refugees

middleeasteye.net - Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees have been camped out near the Turkish border with Syria since December - but there are no signs Turkey will allow them to cross over in the event of a Syrian …

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Submits Clemency Petition Alongside More Than 4,000 Letters of Support

theintercept.com - On Monday, a Texas civil rights attorney launched a clemency petition for National Security Agency whistleblower Reality Winner in Dallas. The attorney, Alison Grinter, encountered Winner through Cry…

A plague of locusts has descended on East Africa. Climate change may be to blame.

nationalgeographic.com - East Africa is in the midst of a crisis that sounds like something out of the Book of Exodus: A plague of locusts is spreading across the region, threatening the food supply of tens of millions. City…

For Science in the Courts, the Daubert Name Looms Large

undark.org - Joyce Daubert’s baby weighed six pounds, one-and-three-quarter ounces — but weight was not what set Baby Boy Daubert apart. Nor was it the timing of his birth on July 26, 1973, almost two weeks past …

DEA seized a woman's bag of cash at an airport; it was her dad's life savings

fox5ny.com - Rebecca Brown of Massachusetts is suing the federal government for seizing her father's life savings. These excerpts from an interview with Brown are taken from a video news release from the legal gr…

Good News Everyone: A Federal Investigation Results in Sentencing for 64 White Supremacists

theroot.com - Y’all, I simply love reporting on the failures of white supremacists. It’s probably a top 3 favorite thing for me besides food and talking to anyone who will listen about why Def Jam: Fight For NY is…

'Ghost ship' washes up on Irish coast after storm

bbc.com - A "ghost" cargo ship has washed up off the coast of County Cork, Ireland, brought in by the bad weather that lashed Europe in Storm Dennis. The abandoned boat was spotted on the rocks of fishing vill…

Climate change means homeowners should no longer expect protection from floods, government to announce

telegraph.co.uk - The radical new approach will be revealed in the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England, due to be published in the spring. According to a draft version of the docume…

Scientists Find a Mysterious 'Ghost Lineage' In the DNA of West Africans

discovermagazine.com - (Inside Science) -- A mysterious extinct "ghost" human lineage that was an even more distant relation than Neanderthals may have interbred with the ancestors of modern West Africans, significantly co…

‘Bill Barr is un-American’: The AG’s ex-boss explains his ‘twisted’ worldview — and why he must be ousted

rawstory.com - In a new piece for the Atlantic, a man who once supervised Attorney General Bill Barrpublished an incisive call for the head of the Justice Department to resign while outlining his disturbing view of…

Russian intelligence agents reportedly went to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, and it's reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline

businessinsider.com - Russian intelligence agents have been sent to Ireland to make the precise locations of undersea cables connecting Europe to North America, and it's raising fears that they plan to tap or even cut the…

"V" For “Vympel”: FSB’s Secretive Department “V” Behind Assassination Of Georgian Asylum Seeker In Germany - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - A months-long investigation by Bellingcat and its partners, The Insider and Der Spiegel, has uncovered that the assassination of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili in Berlin last August was planned and organized…

Why do women have orgasms?

livescience.com - The reason for the female orgasm has long eluded scientists. Men need them for reproduction; women don't. So why do female orgasms exist? Scientists studying this issue are divided, said David Puts, …

Trump's Jesus Lady, Paula White, Wants Your Electric Bill Money

wonkette.com - Paula White, Trump's personal Bible lady, wants your money. Not just some of your money, all of it. Every last dime. And if you don't give it to her, that will mean that you don't even like God at al…

Lev Parnas Maybe More F*cked. Who (Bill Barr) Will Save Rudy Giuliani Now????

wonkette.com - Do us a favor real quick and remember everything we know about Bill Barr's Justice Department lately, including the fact that Barr has been personally intervening in cases related to Donald Trump, an…

Opinion - Massive Israeli Data Leak Is Treasure Trove for Iran Intel. It Can Jeopardize Mossad and Special Ops

informationclearinghouse.info - Beyond the severe violation of Israelis’ privacy, the hacking of the voter rolls has unprecedented implications for tens of thousands of employees of the Mossad, the Shin Bet security service, the Is…

Virginia Nice Time Streak Ends As 'Moderate' Dems Help Kill Assault Weapon Ban

wonkette.com - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to make the state just a tad less lethal failed Monday when members of his own party shivved his proposal to ban the sale of assault weapons. Gun rights advocates c…

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