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Michigan men accused of wiring $88M overseas claim it was for their families

Three Michigan men accused of wiring $88 million to multiple overseas accounts claim they did nothing wrong, arguing they were just sending the money to relatives.

Federal prosecutors, however, claim the trio created phony businesses with the express purpose of moving large amounts of cash out of the country.—More….

By Fox News - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Another Crop of Illegals Moves North

The savage response of the Trump administration to last November’s illegal alien caravan was such an object lesson for potential lawbreakers that the newest Illegal Alien Reunion Tour making its way through Mexico is 30 percent larger.

AFP estimated the 2018 horde totalled 7,000 potential recipients of Uncle Sam’s largesse. Jeff Bezo’s WoePost reports that the latest herd may number over 10,000.

By Michael R. Shannon - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Polymers pave way for wider use of recycled tires in asphalt

Polymers pave way for wider use of recycled tires in asphaltEach year, about 27 million tires end up in landfills, dumps and stockpiles, where they pose health and environmental hazards. These tires could get a second life as components of the roads they once traveled, but blends of ground tires and asphalt can be unstable. Now, researchers have identified polymer additives that increase the storage stability of asphalt rubber. They report their results in the ACS journal Energy & Fuels.

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA

Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional non-invasive prenatal tests for the condition are unreliable or carry risks for the mother and fetus. Now, researchers have developed a sensitive new biosensor that could someday be used to detect fetal Down syndrome DNA in pregnant women’s blood. They report their results in the ACS journal Nano Letters.

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Watch: Upcycling plastic bags into battery parts

Plastic bag pollution has become a huge environmental problem, prompting some cities and countries to heavily tax or ban the sacks. But what if used plastic bags could be made into higher-value products? Now, researchers have reported a new method to convert plastic bags into carbon chips that could be used as anodes for lithium-ion batteries. They report their results in ACS Omega. See it in action in a toy truck here.



By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

This simple device could save your life

This simple device could save your lifeThe 1940s inflatable anti-gravity suit kept fighter pilots from losing consciousness by preventing blood from pooling in their legs. That invention inspired medical anti-shock trousers used in the 1950s to 1970s to stabilize hemorrhagic shock patients by shifting blood from their legs to their core organs.

By ISRAEL21c - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Political Blackface of Senator Kamala Harris

The Political Blackface of Senator Kamala HarrisIf Senator Elizabeth Warren wins in 2020, the millionaire class warrior will break the glass ceiling as the first fake American Indian to become the President of the United States. But Senator Kamala Harris is outdoing Warren as the first 2020 fake black candidate who actually is black.

It’s easy to fake being a member of a minority group that your DNA test says you can lay 1/1,024th claim to, but what’s really challenging is being a fake member of a minority group you actually do belong to.

But Kamala Harris is making being fake look easy.

By Daniel Greenfield - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Australia’s Obsession With Hopelessly Intermittent Wind & Solar Wrecking Entire Power Grid

Australians once enjoyed affordable power, reliably delivered: the chaotic delivery of wind and solar changed all that. Australian power prices have rocketed out-of-control: its wind and solar power capital, South Australia pays the highest electricity prices, in the world.

Mass power cuts (aka load shedding and demand management) and mass blackouts are the new normal. And yet, the lunatics responsible are hell-bent on doubling down to deliver the final and fatal blow to Australia’s Eastern Grid (geographically, the largest interconnected power grid on the planet).—More…

By News on the Net -- Stopthesethings.com- Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Covington High student’s legal team sues Washington Post

Attorneys representing the Kentucky high school student involved in a confrontation that went viral on social media last month announced Tuesday that they were suing The Washington Post for $250 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Kentucky, accused The Post of practicing “a modern-day form of McCarthyism” by targeting Nicholas Sandmann and “using its vast financial resources to enter the bully pulpit by publishing a series of false and defamatory print and online articles ... to smear a young boy who was in its view an acceptable casualty in their war against the president.”—More…



By Fox News - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Conservative host Mark Levin claims ‘silent coup’ warning justified by McCabe, Rosenstein reports

It took nearly two years, but talk radio star Mark Levin is taking a victory lap over his claim there was a Deep State “silent coup” attempt against President Donald Trump.

Levin, a best-selling author whose daily broadcast is heard by more than 10 million listeners on nearly 400 stations and who also hosts Fox News’ “Life, Liberty & Levin”, made the explosive claims as far back as March 2017, on his radio talk show. He repeated the claim on “Fox & Friends” last August, saying, “This attempt to sabotage this president, this coup that is taking place and make no mistake it is, the Democrats want the president out by hook or by crook.”—More…



By Fox News - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

This Land Not YOUR Land, Bernie Sanders And Never Will Be

This Land Not YOUR Land, Bernie Sanders And Never Will BeThis Land Is Not Your Land, Bernie Sanders and neither is the 2020 presidency.

In 1988, “His Worship”, a shirtless Bernie Sanders, then mayor of Burlington, Vermont, joined 10 other Vermonters in a beer-burp rendition of ‘This Land is Your Land’ in Yaroslavl, Soviet Union.

According to Senator Lindsay Graham, Sanders “Went to the Soviet Union On His Honeymoon And I Don’t Think He Ever Came Back”. (Washington Examiner , Oct. 28, 2015)

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

How Did America Become So Great?

How Did America Become So Great?Legal immigrants from around the world came to the New World to work hard, find land, and worship freely. Many died in the process during the arduous voyage across the sea, in the wilderness they were attempting to settle, from industrial accidents in factories they toiled in, from disease, or in battles with the natives.

All had to stop at Ellis Island for proper identification and quarantine when necessary. They were desperate but proud men and women who did not immigrate to become wards of the welfare system because there was none to be had. They had to work hard in order to survive. No hapless taxpayers were supporting the new arrivals and nobody waved the country’s flag from which they hailed. Most learned English as soon as they could no matter what level of education they had.

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Australia Facing a Brick Wall of Blackouts

The Chairman of the Saltbush Club, Mr Jerry Ellis, today warned that Australia needs more reliable baseload power.

“With the population and the economy growing, but with electricity availability and reliability in decline, we are racing headlong into a brick wall of blackouts.

“Recession and disruption will probably follow, bringing to mind those memorable 1990 words of Paul Keating: ‘This is the recession we had to have’. Except in this case the recession will be self-inflicted.

By Guest Column -- Jerry Ellis and Sir Rod Carnegie- Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Energy Statism: Wartime to Carter to Cortez

Energy Statism: Wartime to Carter to CortezCentralized planning of the energy sector, now at the forefront of political debate with the “Green New Deal,” has a century-old tradition in the United States.

It began with the United States Fuel Administration (USFA) in World War I, which formed a model for more extensive price and allocation regulation during World War II by the Petroleum Administration for War (PAW). After an abbreviated return to federalization during the Korean Conflict by the Petroleum Administration of Defense (PAD), special wartime planning with energy would not reemerge (such as during the Vietnam War).

By Institute for Energy Research - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Poll: Michelle Obama, Joe Biden Top Contenders for 2020 Democrat Nomination

Twenty-five percent of Democrat voters said that they would either back Obama or Biden for the Democrat nomination, even though neither Democrat has declared their candidacy for president in 2020, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released on Tuesday.

Several polls had Biden leading the early list of Democrat contenders in the past few weeks. One poll released in February found that Biden would serve as a formidable opponent to President Donald Trump–the survey found that Trump would beat everyone but Biden in a 2020 matchup.— MORE….

By Breitbart News - Wednesday, February 20, 2019