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Friday, 18 January 2019

Teenage Diver Finds Tons Of Golf Balls Rotting Off California

quote [ Alex Weber discovered more than 50,000 balls in the ocean near coastal California golf courses. When golf balls degrade, as these were doing, they release plastic particles and toxic chemicals. ]

Watch where ya stick yer balls will you?
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@6:35pmGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Giuliani tries to clean up Russia collusion comments

quote [ Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's personal attorney, attempted on Thursday to clean up comments he made the night before stating that Trump did not collude with Russian officials but suggesting that other campaign officials may have.

"I represent only President Trump not the Trump campaign. There was no collusion by President Trump in any way, shape or form," Giuliani said in a statement, adding, "Likewise, I have no knowledge of any collusion by any of the thousands of people who worked on the campaign.The only knowledge I have in this regard is the collusion of the Clinton campaign with Russia which has so far been ignored." ]

He forgot the conspiracy, bribery, obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and campaign finance fraud. Full in extended

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+1 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@5:49pmGMT] [8 comments]

The Super Blood Wolf Moon Is Coming This Weekend

quote [ A total lunar eclipse is soon to delight astronomy fanatics in the Americas, as the Moon slowly crosses the Earth’s shadow and turns red this coming Sunday. These eclipses are also referred to as blood moons, but the one on the night of the 20th has some added adjectives. It is, in fact, a super blood wolf moon. ]

I missed the last one of these because of fog - hopefully the weather will cooperate with us.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Informative]
[by knumbknutz@5:35pmGMT] [7 comments]

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Strongest opponents of GM foods know the least but think they know the most

quote [ Analysis of surveys from US, France and Germany could also have implications for science communication in other fields ]

Even Wikipedia links to about a dozen metadata studies on the topic published in major journals or by governments. The science is clear. Like with climate change and evolution, the only real “debate” that exists in this field comes from those who refuse to accept the science for whatever reason.

Also - good science is not swayed by funding, which is a very common strawman that denialists love to throw out. I have a coworker that was part of MIT’s climate change department and they had funding from Exxon, Shell, and a number of other fossil energy companies. The director emeritus wrote one of the most damning chapters of the 2013 IPCC report.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@4:55pmGMT] [19 comments]

Pair of Chinese firms eye Subic Bay shipyard, causing alarm in the Philippines

quote [ A pair of Chinese firms are in the running to buy a massive shipyard in Subic Bay from South Korea’s Hanjin Group, local media reported Saturday.

The harbor, once known as Naval Base Subic Bay, was home to thousands of U.S. sailors and their families before the Navy left in 1992. It’s still a regular port call for U.S. warships and Marines who practice beach landings nearby in Zambales province.

Subic’s importance has grown in recent years amid Chinese efforts to build military facilities on artificial islands and claim sovereignty over territory to the west in the South China Sea. ]

Made many a trip to Subic in the 80's
[SFW] [business] [+1 Informative]
[by knumbknutz@4:31pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 11 January 2019

Trump team should be allowed to ‘correct’ final Mueller report, says Giuliani

quote [ Rudy Giuliani says President Trump’s legal team should be allowed to “correct” special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report before Congress or the American people get the chance to read it. ]

Nice report you got there - be a shame if something happened to it...

Full article in extended

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+4 Funny]
[by knumbknutz@10:39pmGMT] [7 comments]

See the First Panorama of the Far Side of the Moon, Captured by China’s Chang’e 4 Lander

quote [ The Moon’s far side near its southern pole is a dead, dim place littered with pits and rocks, as the first panoramic image taken by China’s Change’ 4 lander confirms. ]

Follow up to mook's post last week. China has had to more-or-less go it alone in their space program, and they’re advancing along steadily.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@8:51pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Evangelical group wants gays removed from anti-lynching bill

quote [ The U.S. Senate last month unanimously passed a bill that would explicitly make lynching a federal crime. Not everyone, however, is pleased with passage of the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act.

Liberty Counsel, an evangelical nonprofit that opposes gay rights, and its chairman, Mat Staver, are taking issue with the bill’s inclusion of LGBTQ people. ]

Full article in extended for paywall avoidance.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+4 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@3:38pmGMT] [17 comments]

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

President Trump says he's "cutting off FEMA funding to California over fires"

quote [ President Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning that he is cutting off FEMA aid to California over the state’s deadly forest fires. ]

Full in extended (paywall)

[SFW] [politics] [+6 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@10:31pmGMT] [9 comments]

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