UN Report: Julian Assange Has Been Subjected To Torture

Written by Joe Martino

According to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer, WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has been subjected to “psychological torture” and his due process rights have been “systematically violated” by all the states involved in his incarceration.

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Telegraph Publishes Fake Claims From XR Supporter

Written by Paul Homewood

 

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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2019/10/10/lettersbritain-must-not-bullied-accepting-brexit-deal-cost/

The Telegraph printed the above letter from an XR supporter yesterday, containing some utterly absurd claims. In particular these claims:

“The Government upped its subsidies to big oil to £2 billion this year while reducing subsidies to sustainable energy to £700,000”

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NIST Jenga Game

Written by Joseph A Olson, PE

Jenga is a stacked wooden block game for arrested development drunks, where three block rows are stacked in alternate layers and drunks take turns pulling out a block until the loser pulls the critical element causing the stack failure.

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Greentopia

Written by Viv Forbes

They planned the Land of Make Believe. They wanted water without building dams, cheap reliable electricity without using coal or gas or nuclear power, transport without using petrol or diesel, food without farmers or fishermen, employment without factories, metals and motor fuels without refineries and bridges and buildings without cement and steel.

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Researchers discover how water is regenerated on asteroids

Written by Curtin University

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Scientists have discovered how water molecules can be regenerated on asteroids moving through space, in an exciting breakthrough that could extend to other bodies such as the moon.

Published today in the journal Nature Astronomy, the new research shows water can be replenished on the surface of asteroids if both  and impacting meteoroids come together at very low temperatures.

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The Relationship Between Mid-Ocean Spreading Zone Seismic Activity and Global Temperatures Remains Strong Through 2018

Written by Arthur Viterito College of Southern Maryland (retired)

Abstract: In this short communication, the relationship between mid-ocean seismic activity and global temperatures is extended through 2018. As in previous studies, the relationship remains strong and is statistically significant. Regional disparities in mid-ocean seismic activity are emerging and will be monitored going forward.

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Clear the Air With Calm

Written by Chris Kenny

Trump: She seems like a very happy girl
Don’t worry, kids; the world is in better shape than you may think. A speech’s quality is in the eyes and ears of the beholder. Even the pithy power of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address received mixed reviews, so that a century later some newspapers retracted their criticisms and recognised their misjudgments.

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