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  • A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 — and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged

    09/08/2020 1:26:22 PM PDT · by metmom · 74 replies
    elemental ^ | Sept 1, 2020 | Thomas Smith
    A closer look at the Bradykinin hypothesis arlier this summer, the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee set about crunching data on more than 40,000 genes from 17,000 genetic samples in an effort to better understand Covid-19. Summit is the second-fastest computer in the world, but the process — which involved analyzing 2.5 billion genetic combinations — still took more than a week. When Summit was done, researchers analyzed the results. It was, in the words of Dr. Daniel Jacobson, lead researcher and chief scientist for computational systems biology at Oak Ridge, a “eureka moment.” The computer...
  • Bitter coronavirus summit exposes trust deficit among EU leaders

    07/19/2020 9:44:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07/19/2020
    [T]he latest three-day gathering of EU leaders, with a €1.8tn (Ł1.6tn) financial plan at stake, may be one of the most acrimonious yet. Dinner on the first evening was “a bit surly” according to Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, after other leaders rounded on him over his insistence on being able to veto others’ access to a €750bn coronavirus recovery fund, if their economic reforms were deemed inadequate. Bulgaria’s prime minister, Boyko Borissov, accused Rutte of wanting to be “the police of Europe”, while Poland’s leader, Mateusz Morawiecki, called Rutte and his “frugal” north European allies “misers”. The second big...
  • John Kerry’s son cut business ties with Hunter Biden over Ukrainian oil deal

    09/22/2019 12:58:04 AM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    washington examiner ^ | August 27, 2019 | Alana Goodman
    In 2011, (Hunter, a collage friend John Glanis, a/k/a “Yanni,” Devon Archer, and Chris Heinz (stepson of SoS (Hero of tue Mekong, John Kerry), had formed a $2.4 billion private equity firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners. RSP, joined C0m China, just hours before Hunter’s dad, would meet with Hu Jintao, then China's president, in a “nuclear security” summit. 2014, Hunter and Yanni, joined the board of Burisma Holdings, joined Zlochevsky’s Ukrainian gas and UK money laundering. Chris Heinz wanted a full share, but lacking area value, was told “no”. Chris snivvles to stepsi, after his long time partners, cut a deal...
  • ‘Make or break moment.’ Tampa Bay leaders hold climate change summit.

    01/18/2020 7:31:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Tampa Bay ^ | 1/08/20 | Zachary T. Sampson, Langston Taylor
    ST. PETERSBURG — As she arrived to speak at the region’s first ever resilience leadership summit, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor came upon a hotel parking lot packed with cars. Hundreds of people from local governments, universities and scientific consulting firms had shown up Tuesday. Valets at the Hilton in Carillon Park double-parked vehicles, choking the entry. The scene summarized the day: a symbol both of the growing interest in climate change in Tampa Bay and the enormous hurdles officials face as they aim to curb emissions (from cars, for instance) contributing to rising seas. **SNIP** Among the first speakers was...
  • Trump expected to attend summit in Davos and likely to meet with Iraqi president (next week)

    01/17/2020 6:21:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    See BS 'News' ^ | 1/17/20 | FIN GOMEZ
    President Trump is expected to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week, as his impeachment trial in the Senate begins, several senior administration officials told CBS News. And he is expected to have a handful of one-on-one meetings with world leaders while he's there. On Thursday, Mr. Trump had indicated he was likely to go, telling reporters, "I will probably be going to Davos. I've been invited. We have tremendous world leaders, and we also have the great business leaders. And we want those business leaders all to come to the United States." The administration is currently...
  • Remarks by President Trump at Turning Point USA Student Action Summit | West Palm Beach, FL

    12/22/2019 8:37:55 PM PST · by ransomnote · 5 replies ^ | 12/22/19 | Whitehouse
    Palm Beach County Convention Center West Palm Beach, Florida 5:23 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. Thank you everybody. What a group. What a group. (Applause.) What a group. I also want to thank a true American legend, and a beloved national hero, Rush Limbaugh. Thank you, Rush. (Applause.) You know, I don’t know if you know it or not: He’s got like 39 million people listening. He’s been — from day one, he’s been so incredible. Good times, bad times, he doesn’t waver because he’s tough as hell. He makes like — they tell me he...
  • In London, Trump Won With Misdirection

    12/06/2019 6:29:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | December 6, 2019 | Nicholas Waddy
    President Trump is an able politician, but he is seldom praised for his subtlety. At the NATO summit in London, however, he carried the day by precisely those means: he used rhetorical legerdemain to outmaneuver his critics. Much as the media might like to pretend that the recently concluded NATO summit was about NATO when it wasn't. NATO is a sideshow. It is a moribund, rudderless organization — “brain dead” or “obsolete,” depending on whether you want to take your cue from the president of France or the USA.NATO was formed to contain the aggression of a certain nameless communist...
  • Ukraine says it's ready to accept 'reasonable compromise' on conflict

    11/19/2019 10:40:27 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 30 replies
    Reuteurs ^ | November 19, 2019 | By Pavel Polityuk ,Reuters•
    kraine is ready to accept a "reasonable compromise" at a four-way summit on settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said on Tuesday.
  • North Korea leader Kim invited Trump to Pyongyang in new letter: report

    09/15/2019 6:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WTVB-FM ^ | September 15, 2019 | Jack Kim, Reuters
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday, citing diplomatic sources. The letter, the second Trump received from Kim last month amid stalled denuclearization talks between the two countries, pre-dated North Korea's latest launch of short-range projectiles a week ago. In the second letter, which was passed to Trump in the third week of August, Kim spoke of his willingness to meet Trump for another summit, one source reportedly told the Joongang Ilbo newspaper. The White House, the U.S. State Department...
  • Swedish Prof Urges 'Eating Human Flesh — to Save the Climate'

    09/07/2019 2:19:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 5, 2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    Oftentimes, the climate alarmists are their own worst enemy. It sounds reasonable enough that carbon emissions might have an impact on the climate, but it's a rather nasty thing to prove, especially when alarmist predictions fail, over and over again. It's far from the "scientific consensus." But the alarmists don't tone down their rhetoric — they ratchet it up to 11. They want to take away your plastic straws, your cars, your burgers. Then there's this behavioral scientist in Sweden who wants us to eat human flesh to deal with the effects of climate change. No, this isn't The Onion...
  • Communism is making a comeback; so should Captive Nations week

    07/16/2019 4:01:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | July 14, 2019 | Marion Smith
    Welcome to Captive Nations Week. Never heard of it? You’re not alone. Yet this usually-forgotten, federally mandated occasion — now in its 60th year — is worth resurrecting in the 21st century. Congress created Captive Nations Week in 1959, making the third week in July a time to show Americans’ solidarity with the nations dominated by communism. The original law listed 22 captive nations, most of which had substantial communities of citizens in major American cities. After the law’s passage, these communities began to hold parades and rallies every year, from Miami to New York to Los Angeles to Chicago...
  • President Trump Delivers Remarks at the Presidential Social Media Summit

    07/12/2019 1:38:49 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    The White House via You Tube ^ | 7-11-2019 | The White House
    President Trump Delivers Remarks at the Presidential Social Media Summit
  • Trump’s Social Media Summit nearly descends into brawl in Rose Garden

    07/11/2019 6:05:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 7/11/2019 | Nikki Schwab and Ben Feuerherd
    <p>President Trump’s Social Media Summit on Thursday almost descended into a brawl when Sebastian Gorka got into a brief shouting match with a White House reporter in the Rose Garden.</p> <p>Gorka, a former adviser to Trump, was sitting near the front row with several social media provocateurs during Trump’s announcement about the census.</p>
  • North Korea executed envoy to US and officials after failed Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi

    05/30/2019 7:51:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    North Korea executed Kim Hyok-chol, its special envoy to the United States, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-level negotiations for the second US-North Korea summit in February, holding them responsible for its collapse, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday. Kim Yong-chol, a senior official who had been US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s counterpart in the run-up to the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, is also said to have been subjected to forced labour and ideological education, the Chosun Ilbo reported. The North Korean leader is believed to...
  • Three more dead on Everest amid concerns about congestion near summit

    05/24/2019 5:57:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    nbc ^ | May 24, 2019, 4:52 AM PDT | Saphora Smith
    The news comes after it was confirmed that an American man from Utah also died earlier this week having reached the summit and fulfilling his life’s dream, his children told NBC affiliate KSL-TV. Don Cash, 55, was a passionate climber who had left his job to join the "Seven Summits Club," — in which climbers attempt to summit the highest mountain on every continent. Tweeting a picture of a long line of climbers waiting to get to the summit on Wednesday, the British broadcaster and adventurer Ben Fogle, the U.N. Patron of the Wilderness, called on the countries that share...
  • Kim’s Idea For A Third Summit With Trump Is Just Garbage

    04/13/2019 7:26:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/13/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Apologies for the rather caustic title, but the latest release from Pyongyang regarding a possible third summit between Kim Jong-un and President Trump is completely unserious and shows that any American hopes for actual denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula are wholly unrealistic. The “offer” of another summit came during a speech Kim gave to Parliament. While the possibility of further progress is a worthy goal, North Korea’s diminutive dictator is already putting conditions on his potential participation and they clearly add up to what many of us suspected all along. Kim wants major sanctions relief and resources for his...
  • Trump rejects idea of summit with Mexican, Central American presidents

    04/05/2019 9:06:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 5, 2019 | Carolinev Kelly
    President Donald Trump said Friday that there was no need for a summit with the Presidents of Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador because "they understand" the implications of his recent move to cut stabilizing aid to the Central American countries. Trump's dismissal of a summit comes in light of a recent uptick in Mexico's apprehensions of migrants at its southern border, shared with Central America. It remains unclear whether the increase was spurred by Trump's threat to shut down the US-Mexico border if Mexico didn't stop migrants from illegally crossing the US border or simply from greater immigration traffic.
  • NK defector: Trump absolutely right to walk away from Kim summit, says he'll never give up nukes

    03/02/2019 7:06:35 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 11 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/2/19 | Jon Dougherty
    A former ranking North Korean official who defected to the West praised President Donald Trump’s decision to walk away from his second summit with Chairman Kim Jong-un during talks in Hanoi, Vietnam, last week, saying it would have been wrong to lift billions of dollars’ worth of sanctions in exchange for Pyongyang shutting down just one nuclear facility. Thae Yong Ho said in an interview with Fox News that the president “was absolutely right that he cannot give up these sanctions unless Kim Jong-un promises even further denuclearization offers." Thae, from his new home in South Korea, added that POTUS...
  • Kim — Not Trump — Was Right About Summit Snag, Says State Department

    03/02/2019 4:42:48 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 42 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 3/2/19 | Mary Papenfuss
    orth Korea had the more accurate take on what happened at the summit with President Donald Trump before talks failed, according to an official with the U.S. State Department. The president claimed Thursday that he had walked away from negotiations in Hanoi after Kim Jong Un demanded that all sanctions against the nation be lifted. “Basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn’t do that,” Trump said. “We had to walk away from that.” But Pyongyang representatives called a late night news conference later that day to correct Trump’s statements, saying that Kim wanted only economic...
  • Pope Francis’ Summit On Clerical Sexual Abuse Was A Charade

    02/28/2019 10:32:52 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 28, 2019 | John Daniel Davidson
    The Vatican’s four-day summit on protecting minors ended Sunday with a whimper. There were no new “concrete, effective measures” to hold Catholic bishops accountable for ignoring and covering up sexual abuse, as Pope Francis had called for before the summit began. There were likewise no discussions of the link between sexual abuse and homosexuality among the clergy, the rampant abuse of adult seminarians by their superiors, or the case of disgraced former Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. Instead, the summit concluded with a 3,000-word speech by Francis that contained little of substance but was heavy on defensiveness and bureaucratese. Francis rattled off...