The CIA and the State Department conspired to exploit a bureaucratic loophole to keep records hidden
by Emma Best
October 10, 2018
In 1955, the Central Intelligence Agency’s Psychological and Paramilitary Operations Staff made some inquiries through their point of contact at the State Department about the storage and accessibility of records concerning CIA operations. When they didn’t receive the answer they wanted, an informal suggestion led to a formal policy to circumvent those requirements by manipulating technicalities and appearances, and in some cases ignoring the records even existed.
The postcard that pitted the ACLU against the FBI
by JPat Brown, Carolyn Komatsoulis
October 11, 2018
The recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation file for former head of the American Civil Liberties Union Roger Baldwin document numerous times the groups came into conflict with each other. One notable incident, related to the Bureau’s wartime “Postal Censorship” program, led to a testy exchange between Baldwin and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover after the Bureau investigated the writer and pioneering Libertarian Rose Wilder Lane over her comments on a postcard.
SRCCON 2018 • June 28 & 29 in Minneapolis
OBAMA’S RESISTANCE TO INVESTIGATING THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION ALLOWED BRETT KAVANAUGH TO SKATE ONTO THE SUPREME COURT
October 9 2018
ONE OF BARACK Obama’s first decisions after being elected president continued to haunt the country over the weekend, as Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the fifth hard-line conservative on the Supreme Court.In January 2009, George W. Bush left office with an abysmal 22 percent approval rating, the lowest ever recorded. Almost everyone with anything to do with his administration was considered politically
The Plot to Kill Martin Luther King: Survived Shooting, Was Murdered in Hospital
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Apr 6, 2018 · Martin Luther King was murdered in a conspiracy that was instigated by then FBI director J. ... The hospital story was told to Pepper by a man named Johnton Shelby, whose mother, Lula Mae ...
7 Traits of the Modern Sociopath and Psychopath ( working in Law Enforcement )
7 signs of the ruthless and the heartless.
Posted Oct 07, 2018
— Robert Hare
Antisocial personality disorder, sometimes identified interchangeably as sociopathy or psychopathy, is defined by the Mayo Clinic as: “A mental condition in which a person consistently shows no regard for right and wrong and ignores the rights and feelings of others. People with antisocial personality disorder tend to antagonize, manipulate or treat others harshly or with callous indifference. They show no guilt or remorse for their behavior.”
Assessment of Police Officers & Others in Dangerous Jobs
Assessment of police officers can reduce risk of errors in judgement on the job.
Posted Jun 30, 2015
FBI refuses to tell US Senate if Trump’s phones are tapped: ‘Is NSA or FBI listening in on our President?’
October 10, 2018 | Tom Tillison | Print Article
David Wise, author and CIA expert who exposed 'invisible government,' dies at 88
Nassau cop charged with exposing himself to two women
FBI's Wray confirms White House limited Kavanaugh probe
By JOSH GERSTEIN 10/10/2018 11:05 AM EDT Updated 10/10/2018 01:33 PM EDT
State Police tried to destroy payroll records during investigations
The department sought to destroy boxes filled with potential evidence in the department’s ongoing internal audit, as well as federal and state criminal probes, into alleged overtime fraud. 10:46 am
L.A. County watchdog investigating team of deputies that stopped thousands of innocent Latinos on 5 Freeway
We're Watching the Slow Poisoning of the Supreme Court
Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation was unusually contentious and bitter, but it wasn't an aberration.
Judge gives Dzokhar Tsarnaev team time to study FBI interview on Waltham slays
Laurel J. Sweet Monday
DNC Lawyers Met With Top FBI Official Before Spy Warrant Targeting Trump Campaign Was Doled Out
Posted: Oct 08, 2018 1:45
FBI informant in terror stings owned limo in deadly crash, state source confirms
By Brendan J. Lyons and Larry Rulison Updated 10:27 pm EDT, Monday, October 8, 2018
NYPD detective son of two retired high-ranking cops busted on drunken driving charges after Harlem crash
Treasure hunters challenge FBI over dig for legendary gold
Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement
By Mehring Books
21 January 2019
The World Socialist Web Site and Mehring Books are pleased to announce the publication of Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement, by Eric London.
Judge claims FBI refused information on police corruption probe after pressure from LVMPD
JANUARY 21, 2019 ·
LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas Township Judge Melanie Andress-Tobiasson told the Baltimore Post-Examiner that in 2017 FBI agent Kevin White told her he was ordered not to talk to her about Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department police corruption.
The judge was providing information on dirty cops and prostitution.
White said Special Agent-in-Charge Patrick Brodsky ordered him not to take the information, she said.
The FBI agent said Brodsky claimed Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff, Todd Fasulo, contacted Brodsky and wanted the agent to stop talking to her, she said.
Brodsky was the second in command of the FBI Las Vegas Division at the time. His boss was Aaron Rouse, the Special Agent-In-Charge.
Fasulo retired from the LVMPD in December of 2017 and went to work for Wynn Resorts Las Vegas, as an executive in security. Brodsky retired in April 2018 and he also went to work at Wynn Resorts as an executive in security.
DOC official allegedly misled City Council on statistics about inmates' missed medical appointments: source
By STEPHEN REX BROWN
JAN 20, 2019 | 8:34 PM
N.Y. parole commissioners travel the state to conduct video hearings and rarely step inside prisons, Daily News analysis shows
By STEPHEN REX BROWN , TREVOR BOYER and REUVEN BLAU
NYPD grills cops over leaving suspect's firearm on sidewalk for someone else to grab
By ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , ELLEN MOYNIHAN and THOMAS TRACY
#Resistance heroes? Ex-FBI official says bureau tried to keep ‘progressives out of office’ (VIDEO
For liberals swept away by Russiagate mania, the FBI is worshipped as a fearless protector of democracy. According to a former FBI official, however, the bureau has actively worked to keep “progressives” out of office.
Terry Turchie, a former deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, appeared on Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s program to discuss congressional investigations into Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. Criticizing the Democrat-controlled House for seizing on factually dubious news reports about Trump’s alleged Kremlin collusion, Turchie nonchalantly disclosed that part of his “mission” at the FBI was to try to keep “progressives” and “socialists”out of office.
“The electorate in some places is putting more and progressives and self-described socialists in positions,” Turchie told Carlson. “And, ironically, years ago – when I first got into the FBI – one of the missions of the FBI in its counterintelligence efforts was to try to keep these people out of office.”
Federal agents blamed Martin Luther King's nonviolent movement for violence in cities across the country
By Doug Donovan
The Baltimore Sun
POSTED: 01/20/2019 02:45:37 PM MST
RETIRED DETECTIVES SAY GANG OF SERIAL KILLERS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AT LEAST 70 ‘ACCIDENTAL’ DROWNINGS
DOJ official Bruce Ohr shared intel from file creator in 2016 with prosecutors now on Mueller staff
by Denis Bedoya | Jan 20, 2019 | News Summary
ANYONE WISHING TO CONTACT GARY CAN DO SO AT http://www.garypowers.com
From: GARY POWERS JR.
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:58 PM
Subject: Spy Pilot, Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident, and a Controversial Cold War Legacy
Hope all is well. I have a new book coming out January 22.
The title of my book is: Spy Pilot, Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident, and a Controversial Cold War Legacy.
This link will take you to an overview of my new bookhttp://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/576973/spy-pilot-by-francis-gary-powers-jr-and-keith-dunnavant/9781633884687/
This link will provide you with video and my remarks from my father's posthumous Silver Star Ceremony in June 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9BwCKfSKk.
Below is a list of my current speaking venues for 2019.
Anything you can do to help spread the word would be appreciated.
Francis Gary Powers, Jr.
PO Box 1356
Midlothian, VA 23113
January 9 – Life Time Learning Institute, Annandale, VA
January 25 – National Archives, Washington, D.C.
January 31 – The Little Book Store, Midlothian, VA
February 2 – Private Organization, Henrico, VA
February 4 – Lockheed Martin, Fort Worth, TX
March 5 – George H. W. Bush Presidential Library, College Station, TX
March 6 – Westminster, Austin, TX March 7
March 7 – The Headliners Club, Austin, TX
March 13 – Central Intelligence Retirees Association, Ashburn, VA
March 13 – Georgetown Clinical Society, Washington, DC
April 1 – Historical Society, Amelia Island, FL
April 4 – Bay Village, Sarasota, FL
April 4 – St. Mark’s Church, St Petersburg, FL
April 5 – Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College, St Petersburg, FL
April 8-11 – The Benjamin School, West Palm Beach, FL (Visiting Scholar)
April 12 – Treasure Coast CIRA, Jensen Beach, FL
April 14 – The Villages, FL
April 15 – Live Oak Public Library, Live Oak, FL
April 18 – LULU, Morrisville, NC
May 1 – Private Cold War Tour of Washington, DC
May 23 – George C. Marshall Foundation, Lexington, VA
June 13 – South East Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society, Warminster, PA
July 22 - 28 – EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh, WI (Tentative)
October 5 – San Juan Air Show, San Juan, PR (Tentative)
October 30 – Private Pentagon Tour and Old Guard Tour
Nov 13 – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI
MWN Episode 107 – Douglas Horne on the Zapruder Film Alteration Debate
7 January 2019 by S.T. Patrick 19 Comments
From: Denton, David <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 4:52 PM
To: Ed Tatro
Subject: Updated JFK Conference Information - April 4th - 8th - Olney Central College
One of our many, excellent speakers that will be presenting at our conference entitled “Political Assassinations of the 1960s,” is Lisa Pease, who is an outstanding JFK and RFK assassination researcher. Lisa has just released an important, ground-breaking book on the RFK assassination, “A Lie too Big to Fail.” She will be one of our keynote speakers at our banquet Saturday night, and will be giving presentations on Friday and Saturday, as well.
Our conference will be held in an academic setting at Olney Central College in Olney, Illinois and features an outstanding array of authors, researchers, historians, and college professors. Please consider joining us! For more information about the conference, including information about registration, travel, and lodging please visit our website;https://www.jfkhistorical.com/.
Olney Central College
JFK Historical Group
7 January 2019
Douglas Horne joins S.T. Patrick on the first episode of 2019 to discuss the debate over Zapruder Film alteration. Horne is the author of the five-volume Inside the Assassination Records Review Board: The U.S. Government’s Final Attempt to Reconcile the Conflicting Medical Evidence in the Assassination of JFK, JFK’s War with the National Security Establishment: Why Kennedy Was Assassinated, and the two-volume Deception, Intrigue, and the Road to War, which discusses FDR’s actions leading up to Pearl Harbor. This was the subject of episode 007 of the Midnight Writer News Show. Mr. Horne’s article for the first issue of Deep Truth Journal is entitled “August 1941: The Key to Understanding FDR’s Design for American Entry into World War II.” It can be purchased at the Alibris website.
The following outline and supporting evidence have been supplied by Mr. Horne for this presentation:
Douglas Horne’s Zapruder Film Presentation Outline:
I. The REAL Chain-of-Custody of the Zapruder Film
II. The Zapruder Film Research of Sydney Wilkinson and Thom Whitehead
III. The False Claims Made by Robert Groden about their work, and the rebuttals of those false claims.
IV. More (Indirect) Evidence of Alteration: the Physical Appearance of Today’s First Generation Copies
V. Other Possible Evidence of Alteration
VI. Perfidy and Deceit
“Zapruder film 2K and 6K scans courtesy of Sydney Wilkinson and Thom Whitehead, for private research purposes only.”
The link to the documentary short subject “The Zapruder Film Mystery” is in the public domain free of charge, and was placed there by the film maker, Shane O’Sullivan.
The link to the Hany Farid article (in which he attempts to debunk frame 317 as a normal shadow), which is in the public domain.
Transcript of Sworn Testimony of Robert Groden at the O.J. Simpson Civil Trial in Dec of 1996
The Cronkite-Clark Audio Clip (Note: This is only the Cronkite-Clark clip. The full interview with Mr. Horne is at the bottom of this page)
Douglas Horne can be followed at his “Inside the ARRB” blog:
Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Off-duty Adams County sheriff’s deputy shot by police has died
Deputy Jesse Jenson was removed from life support Friday afternoon.
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Former FBI agent faints while testifying at Christensen hearing
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:29pm | Ben Zigterman
Their view: FBI, investigate thyself
Trump’s FBI Problem Is a Character Problem
By JONAH GOLDBERG
January 18, 2019 3:14 PM
AN 18, 2019
Nixon’s Personal Lawyer Paid Hush Money to Watergate Burglars
Transcripts of Former Top FBI Lawyer Detail Pervasive Abnormalities in Trump Probe
Right-Wing Media Gets Whackier, Calling for Abolishment of FBI
26,813 viewsJan 16, 2019, 09:10am
Massive Oklahoma Government Data Leak Exposes 7 Years of FBI Investigations
The strangest thing we’ve found in the CIA’s declassified archives (so far)
by JPat Brown
January 17, 2019
Today is the second anniversary of the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archives being published online after a lengthy legal battle. While we’ll be examine some of the larger impact the release has had in a little bit, we also wanted to share what’s hands down the weirdest thing we’ve found so far.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy to plead guilty in robbery of marijuana warehouse
By JOEL RUBIN
JAN 17, 2019 | 6:35 PM
Brooklyn DA wants special prosecutor in case of two cops accused of rape
By GRAHAM RAYMAN and JOHN ANNESE
| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JAN 17, 2019 | 9:45 PM
Arizona Activists Face Jail Time for Providing Life-Saving Aid to Migrants Crossing Sonoran Desert
Staff, Democracy Now!
Despite denials, documents reveal U.S. training UAE forces for combat in Yemen
Nick Turse, Yahoo
Experts: Alabama's Mask Law is Outdated
Janae Pierre. WBHM
Free Expression, Free Assembly and Free Association Aren't Just Rights; They're Tools
Sue Udry, Dissent NewsWire
Attorney general nominee William Barr doesn't reject the possibility of jailing journalis
Li Zhou, Vox
Booker presses Barr on impact of mass incarceration on black Americans
Jacqueline Thomsen, The Hill
William Barr's 'Deep State' resume: Cover-ups, covert ops, and pardons
Jefferson Morley, AlterNet
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute's Insult to Angela Davis Has Boomeranged
Mairav Zonszein, The Nation
Court Decision Likely Win for Mumia, Says his Former Lawyer
Staff, The Real News Network
Defending Rights & Dissent Raises Troubling Issues with William Barr's Views on War Powers
Chip Gibbons, Dissent NewsWire
6 Questions William Barr Must Answer Before the Senate Weighs Confirming Him as Attorney General
John Nichols, The Nation
William Barr May Be Worse on Immigration Than Jeff Sessions
John Washington, The Intercept
Groups to Tech Companies: Don't Sell Face Surveillance Tech to Government
Staff, Dissent NewsWire
The FBI's Investigation of Trump as a "National Security Threat" is Itself a Serious Danger. But J. Edgar Hoover Pioneered the Tactic
Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept
Activists decry abuse at Guantanamo, 10 years after Obama ordered it shut
Ali Harbd, Middle East Eye
Americans Have a Right to Boycott, Even If It's Wrong
Senator Rand Paul, The American Conservative
If Trump Declares a National Emergency, He'll Be Breaking the Law
Majorie Cohen, Truthout
Judge Recommends Overturning California Terror Conviction
Don Thompson, Associated Press
Moodymann: police aim rifles at Detroit DJ in encounter caught on video
In Instagram post from inside car, house music pioneer says police confronted him in his own backyard
Never mind that most of the top FBI officials who have been accused of a running a rogue bureau are lifelong Republicans. Or that fired FBI Director James Comey may have cost Hillary Clinton the presidency by suggesting he was reopening the investigation into her email server just days before the election.
14 year old Arizona teen toting airsoft gun shot dead by Tempe cop
By STORM GIFFORD
JAN 16, 2019 | 7:07 PM
“Orders to Kill” Dr. Martin Luther King: The Government that Honors MLK with a National Holiday Killed Him
A Review of The Plot to Kill King by William Pepper
By Edward Curtin
November 30, 2016
FBI Tweets Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., the Man It Tried to Destroy
The Martin Luther King Conspiracy Exposed in Memphis
By Jim Douglass
The Kings and Pepper were in effect charging U.S. intelligence agencies – particularly the FBI and Army intelligence – with organizing, subcontracting, and covering up the assassination. Such a charge guarantees almost insuperable obstacles to its being argued in a court within the United States. Judicially it is an unwelcome beast.
According to a Memphis jury’s verdict on December 8, 1999, in the wrongful death lawsuit of the King family versus Loyd Jowers "and other unknown co-conspirators," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a conspiracy that included agencies of his own government. Almost 32 years after King’s murder at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968, a court extended the circle of responsibility for the assassination beyond the late scapegoat James Earl Ray to the United States government.
I can hardly believe the fact that, apart from the courtroom participants, only Memphis TV reporter Wendell Stacy and I attended from beginning to end this historic three-and-one-half week trial. Because of journalistic neglect scarcely anyone else in this land of ours even knows what went on in it. After critical testimony was given in the trial’s second week before an almost empty gallery, Barbara Reis, U.S. correspondent for the Lisbon daily Publico who was there several days, turned to me and said, "Everything in the U.S. is the trial of the century. O.J. Simpson’s trial was the trial of the century. Clinton’s trial was the trial of the century. But this is the trial of the century, and who’s here?"
Couple dies on same day, 65 years after meeting
By THERESA BRAINE
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JAN 19, 2020 | 10:36 PM
WATCH: Car windows SMASHED by epic hailstones as storms lash eastern Australia
20 Jan, 2020 14:03
FOIA Litigation Reveals $344,008.28 in Taxpayer Money Spent at Trump Properties
Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA
by Terry Reed (Author), John Cummings (Author)
Argues that Presidents Clinton and Bush are under the influence of the CIA and that the agency worked to insure Clinton's election
Maine policymakers are proposing a jail funding fix. Criminal justice reform is an end goal.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
JAMES DWIGHT SANDERS
14501 John Tyler Highway
Charles City, Virginia 23030,
and ELIZABETH ANN SANDERS 14501 John Tyler Highway ) Charles City, Virginia 23030, Plaintiffs,
v. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
President Trump’s Third Homeland Security And Counter-Terrorism Adviser Leaves Job
New Jersey cop fatally shoots himself after wrecking car
By Craig McCarthy and Yaron Steinbuch
January 20, 2020
Denver Cop's Sex-Crime Bust Isn't as Rare as You Think
MICHAEL ROBERTS | JANUARY 20, 2020 | 7:37AM
The announcement over the weekend that Johnny Leon-Alvarez, a Denver police officer, had been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault was unsettling in and of itself. That such incidents aren't as uncommon as they might seem is even more disturbing.
Our May 2019 post highlighting 365 police officers banned by Colorado law-enforcement agencies includes a slew of former cops who wound up on this particular blacklist because of sex-crime allegations.
Addressing Sexual Offenses and Misconduct by Law Enforcement:
The Police Violence We Aren’t Talking About
Sexual assault is a persistent problem within police departments
Key Architect of 2003 Iraq War Is Now a Key Architect of Trump Iran Policy
By Jon Schwarz
January 20, 2020
DAVID WURMSER WAS a longtime advocate of war with Iraq in the Bush administration. Eventually, he got what he wanted, and it was a total disaster. Now, Wurmser again has the ear of a president — this time, Donald Trump — and his sights are set firmly on Iran.
An influential neoconservative in President George W. Bush’s White House who became a significant force behind the push for war with Iraq in 2003, Wurmser has rece
THE FIRE THIS TIME
In the Face of Rising White Supremacist Violence, Police Continue to Investigate Victims and
January 20 2020, 7:00
Many seeds in the U.S. come precoated with neonicotinoids, one of the most common insecticides in the world.
FACEBOOK WARRANT TARGETING STUDENT JOURNALISTS IN PUERTO RICO PROMPTS FEARS OF POLITICAL SURVEILLANCE
Alleen Brown, Alice Speri
OZONE LAYER RECOVERY IS BEING UNDERMINED BY POLLUTION FROM U.S. COMPANIES
January 18 2020, 7:30 a.m.
Five years ago, I was in my living room in New Jersey, finishing up a dissertation on chastity in 19th century Russian literature when I got a call from the CIA. As the recruiter went through the details about why he wanted me to work in clandestine affairs, I found myself impressed by his timing. He had known precisely when to call; at any other time in my life, nothing about this offer would have been attractive. I grew up being told the CIA was why we couldn’t have nice things (like democratically elected leaders in South America). But I was at a low point. I had no job prospects, was about to lose my health insurance once I finished my PhD, and was planning to move back in with my parents at the age of 28. I had become depressed and was behaving extremely out of character—I stole someone’s sushi from my university department’s re
Cop charged with DUI after highway crash that killed off-duty cop passenger in Illinois
By DAVID MATTHEWS
JAN 20, 2020 | 1:28 PM
Undercover Houston Cop Shoots Black Man Approaching His Vehicle, Then Charges Him with Making ‘Terroristic Threat’
By Tanasia Kenney -
Vic cop says pensioner's beating justified
Underpants 'clock-in cheat' cop cleared
Cop-turned-militant among three Hizbul Mujahideen ultras killed in Kashmir
Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/national/north-and-central/cop-turned-militant-among-three-hizbul-mujahideen-ultras-killed-in-kashmir-796471.html
New top cop says community councils should have 'equal priority' with social media
Officer shoots and kills man after mistaking a bicycle part for a gun, L.A. cops say
BY DON SWEENEY
JANUARY 19, 2020 02:37 PM
Bangladesh court sentences 5 ex-cops to death for killing
JANUARY 20, 2020 AT 3:56 AM
Alleged spouse-killing singer’s bombshell suit: Cops stole my jewelry, sheet music, recordings
COPS INVESTIGATING COPS’: TENSION BUILDS OVER OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS
By Oil City Staff on January 20, 2020
Rhode Island man accidentally shot himself in the scrotum while in bed: cops
The FBI Scandal
The Fight to Save an Innocent Refugee from Almost Certain Death
Omar Ameen came to the U.S. to escape the violence in Iraq. Now he’s accused of being a member of an isis hit squad.
FEBRUARY 20, 2020
The CIA’s Role in Operation Condor
by JACOB HORNBERGER
The Washington Post reported that top secret documents confirm the role that the CIA played in Operation Condor, the international state-sponsored assassination, kidnapping, torture, and murder ring run by U.S.-supported military dictatorships in South America in the late 1970s. The documents confirm that the CIA’s role in the operation was to provide communications equipment to the ring, which enabled them to coordinate cross-border efforts to kidnap, torture, and kill suspected communists, which, of course, were nothing more than people who believed in
How the Military is Raiding Public Lands and Civilian Spaces Across the Western Front
by KATIE FITE
Upper West Little Owyhee Wild and Scenic River, Oregon.
Military public land grabs and intrusions into civilian spaces are raging in the West. Wild landscapes are targeted for huge seizures of public land, increases in hideously loud war plane overflight impacts, or development of facilities like threat emitters. The military already has seized vast areas of the American West for use as ground and air ranges. The Nellis Range in Nevada spans 2.9 million acres, but the Air Force now wants to seize 300,000 more acres of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. The Navy finalized a giga
Police officer detained after shooting girlfriend
Red-state Utah embraces plan to tackle climate crisis in surprising shift
California Lagged in Capping Century-old Oil Wells Leaking Under Homes of LA Residents Plagued by Illness and Odors
Read time: 15 mins
By Marissa Pianko • Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 17:12
EU Plans to Measure True Climate Impacts of LNG Imports From US Fracked Gas
Read time: 5 mins
By Justin Mikulka • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 12:13
Two-Fisted Storm System Pummels Iceland, British Isles
Bob Henson · February 17, 2020, 4:11 PM EST
How deniers maintain the consensus gap
Posted on 18 February 2020 by John Cook
An excerpt from the book Cranky Uncle vs. Climate Change, released Feb 25. First posted here.
A number of studies have quantified the level of scientific agreement on climate change. In 2009, a survey by Peter Doran found that 97.4% of publishing climate scientists agreed that humans were changing global temperature. In 2010, Bill Anderegg analyzed public statements about climate change. He found 97–98% agreement among the most actively publishing climate scientists that humans are causing global warming.
from research organizations
Warming, acidic oceans may nearly eliminate coral reef habitats by 2100
February 18, 2020
American Geophysical Union
Rising sea surface temperatures and acidic waters could eliminate nearly all existing coral reef habitats by 2100, suggesting restoration projects in these areas will likely meet serious challenges, according to new research.
Freedom for $5.30…and This Time Mexico Really is Paying for It
by THOMAS KNAPP
Photograph Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Public Domain
Back in 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump promised that Mexico would pay for his proposed border wall. Turns out Mexico wasn’t interested, so Trump eventually resorted to declaring fake emergencies and illegally misappropriating money
Artificial intelligence finds disease-related genes
February 13, 2020
An artificial neural network can reveal patterns in huge amounts of gene expression data, and discover groups of disease-related genes. Scientists hope that the new method can eventually be applied within precision medicine and individualized treatment.
FEBRUARY 19, 2020 | GABRIELLA NOVELLO
APPEALS COURT BLOCKS FLORIDA’S ‘MODERN-DAY POLL TAX’
ESO telescope sees surface of dim Betelgeuse
February 14, 2020
Using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have captured the unprecedented dimming of Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star in the constellation of Orion. The stunning new images of the star's surface show not only the fading red supergiant but also how its apparent shape is changing.
Artworks of the Dark Zone
Since the 1980s, archaeologist Jan Simek and his colleagues have surveyed prehistoric artwork decorating the deepest reaches of caves, including the so-called “Unnamed Caves,” of Tennessee and Alabama. (To read in-depth about this work go to, "Artists of the Dark Zone.") Many of the artworks were incised on the mud walls of these caves. In recent years, Simek and Beau Carroll, lead archaeologist of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Historic Preservation Office, have also studied inscriptions Cherokee left behind in the caves using their own writing system. Below are images of some of these artworks and an insc
The first Australian plant foods at Madjedbebe, 65,000–53,000 years ago
There is little evidence for the role of plant foods in the dispersal of early modern humans into new habitats globally. Researchers have hypothesised that early movements of human populations through Island Southeast Asia and into Sahul were driven by the lure of high-calorie, low-handling-cost foods, and that the use of plant foods requiring processing was not common in Sahul until the Holocene. Here we present the analysis of charred plant food remains from Madjedbebe rockshelter in northern Australia, dated to between 65 kya and 53 kya. We demonstrate that Australia’s earliest known human population exploited a range of plant foods, including those requiring processing. Our finds predate existing evidence for such subsistence practices in Sahul by at least 23ky. Thes
Maine regulators say Firm did ‘independent study’ of electric line while working for energy giant that could make billions from it
TECH FAILS AND INTERNET TROLLS: ARE STATES PREPARED FOR EITHER?
With the failures of the Iowa caucus, the movement for mobile voting hit yet another setback. Now, election security advocates are raising concerns about the ability of right-wing internet trolls and hackers to exploit voting machine issues — and whether states are capable of recovering when something goes wrong.
In Iowa, Democrats blamed a “human coding error” when a mobile a
Proposed Waldoboro solar farm could become largest in the county
Julian Assange and Roger Stone Are Perfect Examples of How Trump Uses His Pardon Power
Remember: Roger Stone worked to secure a pardon for Assange.
Chief strips to his underwear and walks into storm after NH town eliminates police force
Spielberg’s daughter chooses career in PORN & says her director dad approves
19 Feb, 2020 21:22 / Updated 7 hours ago
Mount Desert Island is great for winter birding. Here’s what you can see.
Brazilian senator SHOT after driving BULLDOZER into military police protest (VIDEOS)
20 Feb, 2020 07:23 / Updated 8 hours ago
You can grow eco-friendly sponges in your own garden
Newly discovered SECRET CHAMBER beside King Tut’s tomb may be burial site of Egypt’s long-lost Queen Nefertiti
20 Feb, 2020 14:08
Monster brook trout are spawning along Moosehead Lake’s shore
Trump Defies AG Barr, Continues Tweeting about Justice Department
Monday, March 16, 2020
Yes, Coronavirus can stay suspended in air a long time/ STAT
"NIAID virologist Vincent Munster and his colleagues used a nebulizer — a device that creates an aerosol from liquids — to release samples into the air of both the new coronavirus and the one that caused the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s. They reported detecting viable virus in aerosols for up to three hours. That compared to the four hours that active virus particles were found on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to two or three days on plastic and stainless steel.
Both the Covid-19 and the SARS viruses had an aerosol half-life of 2.7 hours, meaning half the particles drop out of the air after that amount of time, and half of what remains drop out after another 2.7 hours. After a day, roughly nine half-lives, 0.002 (0.2 of 1%) of the original particles remain. As a result, the scientists said, “aerosol … transmission of [the new coronavirus] is plausible, as the virus can remain viable in aerosols for multiple hours.”'
Posted by Meryl Nass, M.D. at 4:19 PM 0 comments
Log graph of what happens if you don't immediately stop transmitting virus--you run out of everything and people will die in the streets
Europe and US are mostly all on the same path. Note log Y-axis (linear=exponential; steeper line is more exponential). Japan also has limited testing. Only SK, Singapore and HK have it under control or improving. #COVID19
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Posted by Meryl Nass, M.D. at 2:06 PM
MARCH 16, 2020
Getting Viral: Why COVID-19 is Such a Threat to the 60+ Plus Population and Why the Response May Make It Worse
by STUART A. NEWMAN
Photograph Source: NIAID – CC BY 2.0
The demographics, virology, and public health dimensions of, and earlier parallels to, the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic suggest that the current approach to the outbreak in the U.S.
The Battle for the Saudi Royal Crown
by PATRICK COCKBURN
Photograph Source: Qrmoo3 – CC BY-SA 4.0
The fear caused by the coronavirus outbreak is greater than that provoked by a serious war because everybody is in the front line and everybody knows that they are a potential casualty. The best parallel is the terror felt by people facing occupation by a hostile
ONLY EIGHT PEOPLE VOTED FROM ARIZONA’S JAILS IN 2018. WILL THIS ELECTION BE DIFFERENT?
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‘Go to the YouTube’: Bernie and Biden Finally Have It Out Over Social Security Cuts
“America, go to the website right now, go to the YouTube right now,” Sanders said, arguing that “time after time” Biden supported cuts.
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"In normal circumstances, ICE has proven time and again that it is unable to protect the health and safety of detained people. These are not normal circumstances."
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State’s largest jail releases inmates to protect against virus spread
Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce said the jail population is down by roughly 50 people since last week.
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Doctors are being censored/ Medscape
A Medscape commentary by John Medrola, M.D. on March 20
"I have to remind the American doctor that life is changing.… It's not a normal life. It's a #COVID19 life. It's a pandemic life."
With these words, spoken March 18, during a joint webinar of the Chinese Cardiac Society and the American College of Cardiology, Professor Bin Cao, MD, from China, jolted healthcare workers across the world. And while China reported good news this week, with its first day of no new local infections in Wuhan province, the United States and other countries face the beginning of the surge.
I've heard and sensed that many nurses and docs are ready for the challenge. But the new fear is the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).
The analogy of a coming storm is apt. It's as if we can now feel the winds and see the dark clouds. But even as we begin to see patients with COVID-19, and some hospitals in hot spots feel the surge, we won't be fully protected against the contagious virus.
Numerous colleagues have direct messaged (DM) me on Twitter that their hospital is rationing PPE and supplies are running short. C. Michael Gibson, MD, tweeted that he has received 10 DMs about shortages of masks. In a Twitter poll with more than 300 votes, a third of respondents said their hospital had no masks, and nearly half said they were allowed only one mask.
Another chilling message received through the privacy of direct messaging: many doctors have been expressly told by their administration not to speak publicly about conditions. And few will go against their employer out of fear of being fired. That means the stories about PPE shortages likely underestimate the problem.
Adding to the shortages of PPE and the muzzling of frontline clinicians is the lack of testing. We simply don't know who is infected. And if you don't know that, you don't know who to isolate.
If we were to follow Cao's advice—that it's a pandemic life—we would use masks and PPE routinely, and we would test patients immediately so that those infected can be put on isolation wards. These seemingly simple actions would protect caregivers. But we can't do that because we don't have access to rapid testing or PPE.Perhaps the most dire message came when Gibson tweeted a screenshot from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with recommendations for use of homemade masks if a facility runs out of masks: "HCP [health care provider] might use homemade masks, such as a bandana or scarf, for the care of patients with COVID19. However homemade masks are not considered PPE."
Bandanas? Are they serious? In the richest country in the world?
To be clear, hospital administrators did not cause PPE shortages. Leadership at my hospital has not told me to shut up. I see them working hard to help us. While administrators are less likely to be exposed, they have a huge role to play in getting us PPE, changing policies on the move, and keeping the hospital financially solvent. Indeed, we want administrators to succeed.
On an e-group with colleagues, most of whom are young and healthy, a friend wrote, "Every time I read about a person with no comorbidities on a ventilator, my heart sinks."
I remember these sensations from the 1990s, when we placed lines in patients with HIV. But at least then we could identify infected patients; we can't do that with COVID-19. And this week, the New England Journal of Medicine reports the virus can be passed through the air.
It's weird: the feeling that your job could take your life.
A month ago, we were providers tapping on our electronic health records and marching to the whims of administrators. Now, nurses and doctors report to work knowing that we will likely become infected.
While we don't know the exact virulence of this disease, the evidence is clear that some of us will become ill and die. It's a numbers game.
Be safe and be lucky, colleagues. Respect to you all.
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The French hydroxychloroquine study
Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin as a treatment of COVID-19: results of an open label non-randomized clinical trial
20 patients were treated, 16 patients (unmatched, nonrandomized) were controls, 6 treated patients lost to followup, in some cases due to worsening
Percentage of patients with PCR-positive nasopharyngeal samples from inclusion to day6 post-inclusion in COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine only, in COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine and azithomycin combination, and in COVID-19 control patients.
Please cite this work as Gautret et al. (2020) Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin as a treatment of COVID ‐ 19: results of an open ‐ label non ‐ randomized clinical trial. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents - In Press 17 March 2020 - DOI: 10.1016 / j.ijantimicag.2020.105949
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Massachusetts State Police accused of overtime fraud will get to keep their pensions
The state retirement board says its hands are tied, won’t seek restitution from retired troopers.
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Can I Get Coronavirus From Food? Scientists Say Yes and to Step Away From the Deli Meats.
“It’s as good of an environment for the virus as your mouth.”
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