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Certainly, on the second of those deadly dangers, climate change, hes already taken action based on another of his fantasies: that making America great again means taking it back to the fossil-fueled 1950s. His ignorance about, and actions to increase the effects of, climate change have already taken the U.S., the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases on the planet, out of the climate change sweepstakes and into uncharted territory. These acts and the desire to promote fossil fuels in every way imaginable will someday undoubtedly be seen as crimes against humanity. But by then they will already have done their dirty deed. If luck doesnt hold, Donald Trump may end up making Caligula and Nero look like statesmen. If luck doesnt hold he may be the Littlest Big Man of all. Tom Engelhardt is a co-founder of the American Empire Project and the author of The United States of Fear as well as a history of the Cold War, The End of Victory Culture .
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Radar Online
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According to a source, Montag and hubby Pratt recently moved out of his parents' beach house in Carpinteria and moved back to L.A. But now, their home is threatened. PHOTOS: Baby It’s Cold Outside! Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt Strip Down In Aspen Other celebrities who live in the Mandeville canyon include Dr. Dre , who bought Tom Brady and Giselle s home for $40 million, Maria Shriver , Gwyneth Paltrow , and former Knots Landing star Donna Mills . There's a lot of ash raining down, a KABC reporter said of the area near Brentwood, Calif., adjacent to L.A.'s famed museum, The Getty Center. According to reports, the fire burned through three acres of dry brush and then spread uphill in the rustic but very expensive area. Aerial water drops have been done but there's no end to the blaze yet. At least 100 firemen are battling it. We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at tips@radaronline.com, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.
Breitbart News
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The accusation that President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with the Russians, and that he is trying to cover it up, looks increasingly like a classic Russian disinformation campaign -- one designed to bring down the only president since the Cold War who has actually been willing to confront Russia in any meaningful way.
The Iran Project
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Furthermore, Hannah accuses Qatar of ‘double-dealing’: Of hosting the ‘Udeid Air Base from which US warplanes that struck Iraq where launched, while also siding with Saddam Hussein’s regime and backing him in the media. Hannah also confirms that Cheney had discussed the possibility of movingUdeid Air Base from Qatar, and says that Trump supports this option, while the UAE and Saudi Arabia are candidates for hosting it. He also demanded that Qatar should be punished for sponsoring terrorism. Prince Tamim was given a ‘coldreception at the Riyadh summit. He only spoke with Mr. Fahd bin Mahmoud, the Deputy PM of the Sultanate of Oman and the head of its delegation. He also had a short word with Saudi Crown-Prince Mohammad bin Nayef. Sources inside the summit tell us that [Abu-Dhabi Crown-Prince] Mohammad bin Zayid did not speak to him or shake his hand at all; he bypassed Prince Tamim instead and stood next to President Trump in one of the official pictures.
Open Culture
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From producer and editor Harun Mehmedinovic comes a pretty breathtaking timelapse film of a rare phenomenon at the Grand Canyon. Writes Mehmedinovic: Millions of visitors a year come to Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the most visited national park in the western United States. However, on extremely rare days when cold air is trapped in the canyon and topped by a layer of warm air, which in combination with moisture and condensation, form the phenomenon referred to as the full cloud inversion. In what resembles something between ocean waves and fast clouds, Grand Canyon is completely obscured by fog, making the visitors feel as if they are walking on clouds. This video was filmed as part of SKYGLOW ( skyglowproject.com ), an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible dark sky areas in North America.
The Guardian
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As the Roman Catholic son of an aristocratic Polish diplomat, Brzezinski, or “Zbig” as he was known, had always been strongly a political liberal (in the American sense) in domestic politics, but also a strong anti-communist, and he interpreted these events, more than either Carter or his secretary of state, Cyrus Vance , did, primarily in cold war terms. Continue reading...
Autocar
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Rust is a big problem. The inner panels go first, so get the car checked out thoroughly because it’s expensive to put right. However, the gearbox problems [see right] are overblown in my opinion. In short, the Accord Type R is a great car — and so cheap.” Honda Accord Type R issues ENGINE A healthy engine will use about one litre of oil per 1000 miles. The engine will sound tappety from cold so let it warm through until smooth, listening for bottom-end noises (possibly worn con-rod shells or a wobbly bottom crank pulley). A diesel-like rattle at 2000rpm suggests the cambelt tensioner is about to fail. Check for weeping crankshaft oil seals, and failing camshaft oil seals at the distributor and on the front of the head by the exhaust manifold. The EGR system will probably need cleaning, which is a half-hour job. GEARBOX Pre-facelift cars can suffer weak fifth and reverse synchros.
Washington Free Beacon
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. . person is a ressacra , a sacred reality, and as such is entitled to the opportunity of fulfilling those great human potentials with which God has endowed man." Similarly, Pope John Paul II said that every human being is special, precious, "a unique and unrepeatable gift of God." This core conviction about the inherent dignity of human life, more than any other, led both John Paul II and Ronald Reagan to oppose international communism so passionately. They did not (as so many dupes during the Cold War did) see the Soviet Union as a different but still "legitimate" political entity; they viewed atheistic Soviet communism as a monstrosity, primarily because it trampled on the first and most fundamental of all human rights. No other system was such an affront to the beliefs they held sacred. It was evil, and they would not shy away from calling it such.
SABC Digital News
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Frozen indelible ink delayed the opening of some voting stations in Lesotho due to the cold weather. Advance Voting got underway in the capital Maseru and around the country. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Daily Mail - Home
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According to Brian McClintic, who is one of the world's 200 master sommeliers, submerging your bottle in a bath of ice and adding lashings of salt will get it cold in minutes.
Daily Mail - Australia
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He's the Cold Chisel singer once known for his wild ways.
Daily Mail - Australia
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A retired police officer has claimed Jaidyn Leskie's prime murder suspect may have been convicted if he wasn't allowed to go back to his Gippsland home with 'significant evidence' in the boot of his car.
The Sun Daily - Sport
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Conte said the second-half sending off of wing-back Victor Moses, after he received a second yellow card from Taylor for diving, was another turning point in the match although he did not know whether there had been contact between Moses and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Conte, who led Juventus to three straight Serie A titles before coaching the Italian national side and then moving to London last year, heaped praise on his players for their dominance of the English league this season after a miserable 2015/16 campaign when they finished 10th. But the Italian made it clear he saw the need to bring in reinforcements over the summer to improve what he called a "not a peak squad, but a normal" squad for next season, when Chelsea will contest the Champions League. "Next season, for sure, we must pay great attention, great attention to understand that we have to improve and in the number in the squad and also in the quality," he said. "We must be very cold to analyse the situation." — Reuters
Goal
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The Blues must bolster their squad for 2017-18, but the Italian boss also wants to keep his side's FA Cup reverse in perspective
Goal
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The Blues must bolster their squad for 2017-18, but the Italian boss also wants to keep his side's FA Cup reverse in perspective
Politico
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The question that is not being posed much by the press so far is whether Kushner and Flynn were acting alone. Usually the president has known about these back channels because he initiated them.” Smullen, Powell’s former chief of staff, agreed with that analysis. “Backchannels are very common. People have used them all the time. They can be a safety valve for things that can be explosive,” said Smullen, who recalled such efforts with the Soviets when he was an aide to Admiral William Crowe, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the Cold war. Smullen added that President Trump has every right to have a backchannel, but President-elect Trump would not. Still others urged caution, saying this latest controversy could be part of a more advanced Russian plot, especially because the Washington Post report cited intelligence reports in which Kislyak talked with his superiors about Kushner’s alleged proposal.
Voice Of America
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Right now, we dont have a position," White House economic adviser Gary Cohn told reporters en route to a Group of Seven meeting in Sicily. However, later Friday at the G-7 summit, Cohn came out strongly in favor of sanctions. “We are not lowering our sanctions on Russia," he told reporters. "If anything, we would probably look to get tougher on Russia." Stoltenberg insisted to RFE/RL that the alliance has a "strong, united approach" to Moscow. "I know that NATO is united in our common approach to Russia, which is about credible deterrence and defense combined with political dialogue, and that is exactly what we are delivering on," he said. The NATO chief said the alliance has "implemented the strongest reinforcement of collective defense since the end of the Cold War" but has also engaged in talks with Moscow "because Russia is our biggest neighbor.
The Economic Times
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Instead of electricity use, this venture focuses on replacing fossil fuel-driven cold-chain units with those powered by electricity. According to Gupta, the operating costs are 60% less and the payback time for transporters is six-and-a-half months, compared with six years with traditional, diesel-powered variants. “We want to build a compelling business case by promoting energy efficient, chilling products over those powered by fossil fuels,” says Gupta. To do this, he touts the advantages of electric-driven chillers over existing offerings (electric chillers result in quicker cooling, unlike diesel chillers that require a motor to run for a long time, which may be a challenge in cities with heavy traffic and multiple stops). Already, 200 of these electricity-driven units have been sold, with Gupta expecting to sell up to 1,500 units in three years.
The Free Thought Project
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Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of the most influential US political thinkers at the height of the Cold War, has died aged 89, according to his daughter.
Global Research
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During the election campaign Donald Trump argued for better relations with Russia. He wanted to engage in a common fight against the Islamic State and other terrorists. Hillary Clinton argued for a confrontational policy against Russia and a new cold ...
Mashable
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At some point between late 2015 and early 2016, the ubiquitous cold-shoulder top took hold of fast fashion and has since refused to let go. You know the ones those dumb, otherwise long-sleeved shirts with holes inexplicably cut from the shoulder. True to name, they make your shoulders cold and your life just a little bit worse. Now another another unforgivable trend is creeping its way into fast fashion stores across America. The style: Deconstructed shirting. The look: Business attire made borderline unwearable. SEE ALSO: Detachable cut-out jeans are genuinely the worst thing we've ever seen Read more... More about Watercooler and Watercooler
The Event Chronicle
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Thompson in his classic gonzo saga, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas . Whereas Thompson was hunkered down with his whisky, margaritas and shrimp cocktails, for me it was cases of cold beer and club sandwiches” (END OF QUOTE). Hunter S. Thompson Contained within that huge amount of material at my disposal was the Monroe document – the original one that Cooper is said to have received from one of his sources. There were also a number of FOIA requests from Cooper that he had sent to various military and intelligence agencies, in search of any and all files on Marilyn Monroe. Cooper was clearly seeking out as much as he could find on Marilyn and UFOs – regardless of the actual origin of the document. For around eight weeks, Speriglio did absolutely nothing with the document, aside from sitting on it and pondering on what his next move should be. What Speriglio finally did was to hold that aforementioned press-conference.