Thursday, July 20, 2017

Links For Moon Landing Day

Although there is no such official designation, I call July 20th "moon landing day" because it's the anniversary of Neil Armstrong's and Buzz Aldrin's first steps on the moon.  That said, here are some things going on down here on earth:

From The Washington Times, in an appropriate development, a bag containing traces of moon dust is sold at auction.

From CNN, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has undergone surgery for brain cancer.

From NBC News, former football player and murder suspect O. J. Simpson has been granted parole, after serving nine years for a botched robbery.

From The Blaze, at his parole hearing, Simpson still managed to raise eyebrows.

From the Daily Mail, Austria gives Italy some advice about migrants.

From PRI, a German town struggles to deal with migrants.

From The New York Times, an American city struggles to deal with refugees, and vice versa.

From the Express, a Russian woman is held at the border of Turkey and Syria.

From the Washington Examiner, the GOP needs to get their act together on the Obamacare repeal or face a difficult time in 2018.

From Reuters, a British zoo donates white rhino eggs to help develop IVF technology.

From Breitbart London, in Berlin schools, an increasingly common insult is anti-Jewish.

From the Independent, a song by Puerto Rican artists gets banned in Malaysia.

From FrontpageMag, what difference would it have made?

National Review opines that Attorney General Sessions should not expand civil forfeiture.

From Townhall, elect Kid Rock.

From Twitchy, conservatives offer new slogans for Democrats.

From LifeNews, a court rules against an Illinois law that would have forced pregnancy centers and doctors to promote abortion.

From Fox News, the FBI turns over 7,000 documents from Anthony Weiner's laptop.

From DefenseTech, the Russian Su-35 performs at an airshow near Moscow.

And from The Telegraph, the lion named Xanda suffers his father's fate.  (via the New York Post)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

China Bans Winnie The Pooh

The "willy nilly silly old bear" known as Winnie the Pooh, which is the main character in a series of cartoons based on stories by A. A. Milne, has been banned in China.  The reason, from what I can gather, is that Chinese President Xi Jinping has been likened to Pooh in various internet memes, which Xi doesn't like.  Oh well, there's nothing like a too-sensitive communist.

The cartoons with Winnie the Pooh and his friends in turn inspired a song by Loggins and Messina.

Read more at Spacewar, ABC News (where "A" stands for "Australia"), The Verge, AOL and CNN.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Sasquatch's Dozen, Again

Twelve things I've recently run across:

Two GOP Senators were for it before they were against it.

It's not easy being a Kurdish journalist.  (intermediate source)

Terrorism of the "run over the pedestrian" variety comes to Sweden.

An audio file about "the trouble with national solutions for local problems".

A House spending bill makes the EPA's "buy America" regulation a bit less stringent.

A woman dies after having four sex-selection abortions.  (intermediate source)

"The fifth American war"

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) defends his party's report card.

Could the cathedral at Cordoba become a mosque?

Two Australian cereal makers opt out of halal.  (found here)

HUD finally stops fighting a county in New York over zoning laws.

And finally, Saudi authorities don't like miniskirts.

Riddle Me This #6

It's been four years since I made a "riddle me this" post, so this one is waaaaay past due.

I hope that the "abolish the white race" movement is only on the leftwing fringe, but I still must ask.  If their goal is achieved and there are no white people left, on whom will non-whites blame their problems?  And who will then be considered "privileged"?

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday Links

Some things going on out there:

From The Daily Caller, some people aren't satisfied with the Doctor's upcoming sex change.

From UPI, the European Union apparently has gotten a clue.

From the Greek Reporter, young adult Greeks are having a hard time getting on their own two feet.

From the Daily Mail, an Italian mayor barricades an abandoned building to keep migrants out.

From Breitbart London, in a British Islamic secondary school, pro-rape books are discovered.

From the Observer, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair should move to Brussels.

From The Old Continent, anti-Jewish crime soars, but does not get prosecuted.

From Cincinnati(dot)com, a mother who thought she lost her baby wasn't really pregnant.  (via WTVR)

From FrontpageMag, pretty much confirming what I said in a "Things I have learned" post, there are people who consider speech that they don't like to be violence.

From National Review, the Trump administration takes on the campus rape culture controversy.

From Townhall, why liberals hate President Trump.

From AhlulBayt News Agency, ISIS leader al-Baghdadi is reportedly still alive.

From The Times Of Israel, a Canadian imam is wanted by police for demonizing Jews.

From Twitchy, new Senate candidate Kid Rock releases his opening statement.

From DefenseTech, the U.S. tells Turkey that their Russian-made missile batteries aren't compatible with NATO technology.

From Fox News, could eating dates induce labor?

From CNN, the operation to removed a blood clot above Senator John McCain's eye was pretty significant.

From CBS Las Vegas, O.J. might come back.

From LifeNews, a biologist claims that it's "OK to euthanize disabled newborns".

And from the New York Post, is that a banana, or are you happy to eat breakfast?

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Doctor To Get A Sex Change

In previous regenerations, the protagonist of the British scf-fi show Doctor Who acquired new teeth or new kidneys, but the next Doctor will acquire a new gender.  The thirteenth version of the Doctor will be female, to be played by Jodie Whittaker.  This is not too much of a surprise, since his (soon to be her) fellow Time Lord and longtime nemesis the Master has already become a woman, known as Missy.  Will the show's fans accept a female Doctor?  Time (pun intended) will tell.

Read more at The Telegraph, The Hollywood Reporter, the Independent, BBC News and The Guardian.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Few Migration Stories

Some stories about the migration into Europe:

Italy is considering a "nuclear option" in which they give migrants visas, which would allow them to travel farther north within the Schengen zone, as reported by Breitbart London and the Metro, both of which cite The Times.  (You'll have to register if you want to read their full article.)

According to PRI, who cite Agence France-Presse, asylum-seekers have been housed in "human warehouses".

The Globe And Mail report that migrant crisis in Italy has spawned protests.

Deutsche Welle reports that "right-wing extremists" have chartered a ship with the intent of obstructing the flow of migrants.

And in the Express, there's a story about British taxpayers paying for unused airline tickets for failed asylum seekers.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Some Follow-Up, And Links For Bastille Day

Last November, I made a "Things I Don't Believe" post about the rumor that Paul McCartney died in a car crash in 1966, and was replaced by a look-alike.  I recently found a YouTube video which makes some of the same points that I made in my post, but focuses on Paul's relationships, both before and after the purported crash.  Would his father James, his brother Mike (known as Mike McGear), his then-girlfriend Jane Asher, and the other three Beatles have continued, with an impostor, all the respective relationships that they originally had with Paul?  Watch below or here.

In France, today is la FĂȘte nationale, which commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, and is known in English-speaking countries as Bastille Day.  In keeping with the date, here are 14 things going on:

From ABC News, President Trump and the First Lady attend a military parade celebrating Bastille Day.

From The Guardian, President Macron "pulls out all the stops".

From Breitbart's National Security, ISIS reportedly has a new caliph.

From The Daily Caller, earth to a certain Airbnb host:  racial discrimination is still illegal.

From Turkish Minute, in the first half of this year, 3,206 Turkish nationals have sought asylum in Germany.

From Southeast Energy News, Dominion Energy seeks "flexible compliance" for any carbon regulation scheme put into place by the state of Virginia.

From the Assyrian National News Agency, at look at the three genocides which took place under the Ottoman Empire.

From LifeZette, there appears to be a double standard regarding dissidents in Russia and China.

From Russia Today, terrorists kill two Israeli policemen near the Temple Mount.  (via the Geller Report and Jihad Watch)

From The Telegraph, an American specialist will be allowed to examine Charlie Gard.  (via The Blaze)

From the Los Angeles Times,  a look at "Star Wars Land".

From the Express, a British supermarket decides to sell only British meat.  (via WestMonster)

From Fox News, the FBI investigation of Jane O'Meara Sanders (wife of Bernie) appears to track information in Hillary Clinton's emails.

And from USA Today, and the "grain of salt" department, a man was locked in an ATM.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Some Stuff

Some stuff to get stuffed on:

Christian pastors lay their hands on President Trump, thus befuddling CNN anchor.

Bienvenue, Monsieur et Madame Trump.

The Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr. has some leftwing connections.

House bans the regulation of hearing devices.

You can trust a quantum computer.

The Remainers are determined to be pains you know where.

The Sint Maarten airport beach produces a Darwin Award nominee.

Senator McConnell (R-KY) rolls out the health care bill.

The next Super Bowl will not include Britney Spears.

Soundcloud might not make it through the year.

HuffPost hits the road.

Is the founder of AMANA a Hamas member or not?

China establishes their first overseas military base in Djibouti.

UCLA apparently doesn't like free speech.

How bad is Oregon's new abortion law?  This bad.

British cops search a Muslim man for wearing too many clothes.

Larry Elders wrote a (so far unanswered) letter to Representative Waters (D-Cal).

And last but not least..........rats!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Huge Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica

If you're sailing in the southern ocean, you might want to watch out for a very large iceberg, which just calved off of the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica.  It's been described as being the size of Delaware, and weighing a trillion tons.  This means, of course, that if it gets near, it will be hard to miss.

Read more at The Verge, News(dot)com(dot)au, The Telegraph, ABC News (where "A" stands for "Australia") and the New York Post, who cite Reuters as their source.