Otherworldly teardrop trailer uses chicken feather composite for light, tiny car-friendly towing

Read more on this subject: Entertainment: Outdoor Recreation
News Story Source: https://newatlas.com by CC Weiss
And while the range-topper will be made from carbon fiber, the more interesting version will use a composite concocted from chicken feathers, a material that’s literally featherlight. At camp, full-length gull-wing panels will rise up like a phoenix, creating standing room and a spacious, breezy interior intimately connected to the surrounding outdoors.

The story behind the Earth Traveler trailer is a slightly more dramatic rendition of an oft-repeated tale of scrappy trailer-building ingenuity. After heading out for a relaxing family camping trip only to find himself battling unrelenting winds and collapsing tent fabric, founder Angel Irlanda knew it was time to upgrade to a more robust camping shelter. But having recently purchased a Fiat 500, towable options were basically non-existent for a car more likely to be towed than do the towing. Irlanda turned his attention away from buying a trailer and toward designing a more minicar-friendly breed of towable.

The idea was to s
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SEC Commissioner Says Time Is Right for Bitcoin ETFs — 3 Funds Pending

Read more on this subject: BitcoinNews Story Source: https://news.bitcoin.com by Kevin HelmsSEC Commissioner: Time Is Right for Bitcoin ETF

At the Consensus 2019 conference in New York on Monday, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, also known as "cry… Continue reading

College Board Trying to Preempt A Possible Supreme Court Rule against College…

Read more on this subject: Education:Colleges and Universities
News Story Source: https://needtoknow.news, Daily Caller
The College Board is going to assign a secret “adversity score” to students who take the SAT in an apparent attempt to help colleges get around a potential Supreme Court ruling on race-based admissions.

The score will be assigned to every single student who takes the test, but students will not know what the score is, and the College Board is not disclosing how the score is determined, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Colleges will see the 1-100 score, called the “Overall Disadvantage Level” when they view a student’s test results. Anything over 50 designates hardship.

The move is an attempt to do away with differences in test scores that result from disparities in wealth and education and preempts a ruling from the Supreme Court on race-based affirmative action. Several college admissions officers told The WSJ the tool will be especially useful if the Supreme Court bans race-based admissions.

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Trump De-escalating? Satellite Intel Based On Tehran ‘Misreading’ US Intentions

Read more on this subject: Trump Administration
News Story Source: http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org, by tyler durden
President Donald Trump said he hoped the US would not go to war with Iran, cooling tensions at the end of a week in which worries spiked over the risk of conflict between the US and the Islamic republic. As he stood outside the West Wing waiting to meet Swiss president Ueli Maurer on Thursday, Mr Trump was asked by a reporter whether the US was going to war with Iran. He replied: “I hope not.”

This as the WSJ also reports Trump is fast reigning in his two Iran hawk horsemen of the apocalypse Bolton and Pompeo: “There are sharply differing views within the Trump administration over the meaning of intelligence showing Iran and its proxies making military preparations, people familiar with the matter said,” according to the report.

So Trump doesn’t want war, and now with the Senate demanding it be given a comprehensive briefing on just what the increased Iran threat constitutes and the intelligence consensus behind it (or lack thereof), it looks like the war
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Rand Paul: "Malignant" Bolton Pushing Trump To War With Iran

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News Story Source: https://www.prisonplanet.com, Steve Watson
Senator Rand Paul has warned that White House national security adviser John Bolton is “a malignant influence,” and that he is leading the US toward a war with Iran from which there is no turning back.

Speaking Thursday, Paul expressed alarm at the escalation of the rhetoric between the US and Iran, and the deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group and an Air Force bomber task force to the Persian gulf.

“I fear that he’s a malignancy, a malignant influence on the administration.” Paul said of John Bolton, who reportedly had a significant role in the deployment.

“I think the most important thing is to put the administration on notice that they do not have congressional permission to go to war with Iran.” Paul urged.

“We need to make sure we’re not involved in anything that is provocative enough to encourage a skirmish that leads to a bigger war,” the Senator added, warning that “provocation can occur on both side
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North Korea suffers its worst drought in a century after just two inches of rain fall in…

Read more on this subject: Korea/North Korea
News Story Source: https://www.dailymail.co, By AFP and JAMES TWEEDIE
The North — which is under several sets of sanctions over its now-suspended nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes — has long struggled to feed itself, and suffers chronic food shortages. 

It recorded its worst harvest for a decade last year, according to the United Nations, down by 500,000 tonnes as natural disasters combined with its lack of arable land and inefficient agriculture hit production.

In the year to Wednesday the North received just 56.3 millimetres of rain or snow, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported on Friday, the lowest since 1917.

Water was running out in the country’s lakes and reservoirs, said the paper, the official mouthpiece of the ruling Workers’ Party, adding: ‘The ongoing drought is causing a significant effect on the cultivation of wheat, barley, corn, potatoes and beans.’

In their most recent estimates, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme (WFP) said about 10.1 million North
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Comey Crossed The Rubicon

Read more on this subject: Clinton News
News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com, by J. Theodore Schatt
With the Mueller Report now in the can and in light of the information previously uncovered/released, James Comey, with a tip of the cap to Lisa Page, Peter Strzok and Andrew McCabe, apparently decided in early 2016 that Hillary Clinton would be the next President of the United States and took action, with the full weight of the FBI behind him, with that outcome in mind.

Perhaps concerned that Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server for official government business would create a significant legal problem that would hinder the future President once elected, an investigation was undertaken to address this issue.  Mr. Comey’s protestations that this investigation wasn’t predetermined is undermined by the facts now known: 

(1) Mr. Comey, following the direction of Attorney General Lynch, publicly referred to this as a “matter” and not an “investigation”;

(2) Potential witnesses/collaborators were granted immunity withou
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The Oligarch Takeover of US media

Read more on this subject: MEDIA (MainStreamMedia – aka MSM)
News Story Source: https://russia-insider.com, Jon Hellevig
Their control covers all the means for expression of speech and ideas: television, movies, radio, books, music, news feeds. Those figures refer to everything except for print media, newspapers and magazines, which would add a couple of more oligarchs to the small group of media controlling owners. Some of the Big Five media corporations are in themselves also print media owners.

The present article follows on my article on the extreme concentration of ownership in general in the United States, which was published in parallel with the present one. That article illustrates how the ownership of all America’s major corporations has been concentrated in incredibly few hands. To make matters worse, those business corporations (in themselves oligopolies) are as a rule owned by the same set of investors, which in turn are cross-owned by each other (oligopolistic investors). There then is a situation where oligopolies own oligopolies.

What was said above about the extreme concentratio
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Buchanan: Who Wants This War With Iran?

Read more on this subject: Iran
News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com, by Patrick Buchanan
“There won’t be any war. … We don’t seek a war, and (the Americans) don’t either. They know it’s not in their interests.”

The ayatollah’s analysis — a war is in neither nation’s interest — is correct. Consider the consequences of a war with the United States for his own country.

Iran’s hundreds of swift boats and handful of submarines would be sunk. Its ports would be mined or blockaded. Oil exports and oil revenue would halt. Air fields and missile bases would be bombed. The Iranian economy would crash. Iran would need years to recover.

And though Iran’s nuclear sites are under constant observation and regular inspection, they would be destroyed.

Tehran knows this, which is why, despite 40 years of hostility, Iran has never sought war with the “Great Satan” and does not want this war to which we seem to be edging closer every day.

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