Category Archives: World

Hurricanes, Death Tolls, and Trump

There is just one little problem with the inflated death toll: There are no names of the newly-found victims or hundreds of bodies to be buried. The GWU research team reached the higher figure by comparing predicted fatalities to observed … Continue reading

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Remember When Climate Change Meant The End Of Coffee? Never Mind 

For roughly the last two years, the media has been warning us that climate change is threatening the world’s supply of coffee beans. According to the hypothesis, growing conditions for coffee will no longer be suitable in many places, and … Continue reading

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What trade fears? U.S. stock investors are extremely calm – MarketWatch

      If you were to look at the headlines, you might think that U.S. stock-market investors have plenty of issues that they could be worried about, including the prospect of a full-blown trade war, a variety of issues … Continue reading

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Late 1890s – A Trip Through Victorian Paris, France (speed corrected w/ added sound) – YouTube

0:08 – Notre-Dame Cathedral (1896) 0:58 – Alma Bridge (1900) 1:37 – Avenue des Champs-Élysées (1899) 2:33 – Place de la Concorde (1897) 3:24 – Passing of a fire brigade (1897) 3:58 – Tuileries Garden (1896) 4:48 – Moving walkway … Continue reading

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In blow to Canada’s Trudeau, legislator defects to opposition | Another Trump Opponent Bites The Dust

Leona Alleslev, a backbench member of Parliament from the greater Toronto region, told reporters that she had joined the Conservatives because she was concerned about the government’s handling of the economy. Critics say Trudeau, who now enjoys a majority of … Continue reading

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Meet the Brits who believe the Earth is FLAT  | And Kavanaugh is a Predator | Belief Does Not Make It True

Despite a wealth of scientific proof, many people still believe the Earth is flat. The UK has seen increased interest in ‘Flat Earth’ groups – where members insist that our planet is shaped as a disk rather than a spherical … Continue reading

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Palestinian ministry rolls back statement that Gaza boy was killed by Israeli gunfire | Reuters

GAZA (Reuters) – A medical source in the Palestinian Health Ministry backed away on Monday from an assertion that an 11-year-old boy killed at a protest on Friday at the border with Israel had been shot by Israeli soldiers…. An … Continue reading

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