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On Not Being Stupid

“These hurricanes have not been caused by global warming, but their frequency and intensity have likely been magnified by climate change. Particularly calamitous hurricanes have their names retired, and in the last 20 years there have been about as many … Continue reading

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It’s Not Donald Trump’s Presidency That’s Highly Abnormal. It’s Trump

“After picking just three women to serve on his 23-person Cabinet, President Trump isn’t doing any better with his U.S. Attorney nominees. Of the 42 people he has nominated so far, only one is a woman, BuzzFeed News reported. Ninety-three U.S. … Continue reading

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NATO?

“A top general has told Canadian MPs they cannot count on US support if North Korea launches a nuclear attack on their country.” See US policy is ‘not to defend Canada’ in any N Korea attackISTR that USA and others joined … Continue reading

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Example #9475 Why It’s Stupid To Make A Deal With Trump

“President Trump denies deal has been reached with Democrats over protecting young “Dreamer” undocumented migrants” See Trump denies deal reached over ‘Dreamers’Two Democratic Party leaders dined with Trump last night and came away proclaiming Trump had agreed on a plan to … Continue reading

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Hurrying In A Hurricane

Recent events in Texas and Florida remind us that in some cases, it’s better to flee danger. To the extent that hurricanes travel rather slowly, a motor-vehicle is a practical solution to getting large numbers of people out of harm’s … Continue reading

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HURRICANES And Hurricanes

“Andrew was a small and ferocious Cape Verde hurricane that wrought unprecedented economic devastation along a path through the northwestern Bahamas, the southern Florida peninsula, and south-central Louisiana. Damage in the United States is estimated to be near 25 billion, … Continue reading

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DPRK’s Nukes

“He (Kim Jong-un) watched an H-bomb to be loaded into a new ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile).” The report carried pictures of the leader inspecting the device. It described the weapon as “a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can … Continue reading

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Maybe, Just Maybe, There’s Another Clue To The Whereabouts of MH-370

Two weeks after the disappearance of MH-370, a French satellite collected images from the Indian Ocean. Years later, a selection of images that showed some floating objects were turned over to Australia. Thorough analysis strongly suggests several large man-made objects … Continue reading

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Yet Another Defeat Of The Inhumane Trumpists

The state of Texas tried to enforce Trumpist treatment of citizens and others by cities refusing to enforce federal rules about immigration. The cities rebelled at a proposed new law and sued. They won an injunction preventing enforcement tomorrow. The … Continue reading

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Putting German Politicians On The Record

“CDU/CSU (conservatives) and FDP (liberals) marked their position as “neutral” and answered in a very similar fashion. Unfortunately, these parties avoid making a clear stance and ultimately confirm the status quo. On one hand, they do consider the use of … Continue reading

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Trump Trumped

“Trump’s business was actively pursuing significant commercial interests in Russia at the same time he was campaigning to be president — and in a position to determine U.S.-Russia relations. The new details from the emails, which are scheduled to be … Continue reading

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Fear, Uncertainty And Doubt

“CNN meteorologists on Friday forecast more than 20 inches of rain, and the National Weather Service first put Houston under a Flash Flood Watch — meaning flooding was a possibility and residents should be prepared — on Thursday afternoon at … Continue reading

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