Month: December 2019

In a 24/7 food culture, periodic fasting gains followers

NEW YORK (AP) — On low-carb diets, meat and cheese are OK. On low-fat diets, fruit and oatmeal are fine. With the latest diet trend, no foods at all are allowed for long stretches of time.A diet that forbids eating for hours on end might seem doomed in a culture where food is constantly available,…

MAG: Victimhood Culture Leads to Anti-Semitism…

Police have arrested a 38-year-old black man from Orange Country, New York, for stabbing five Jews in the home of a Hasidic rabbi in Monsey, New York, on the 7th night of Hanukah. If you’re a New Yorker or a Jew or both, you’re asking why. Why has yet another…

Immigration in 2019: Trump restricts asylum and overhauls legal immigration

Lee Gelernt has spent much of 2019 crisscrossing federal courts across the country trying to halt some of the Trump administration’s most controversial immigration policies. As the top immigration litigator at the American Civil Liberties Union, Gelernt is accustomed to high-stakes legal fights with different administrations. But in the past 12 months, the veteran civil rights…

Speculation is running wild on how former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn fled Japan in an instrument case aboard a private jet

A number of wild theories and reports cropped up on Tuesday to explain how Nissan’s ex-CEO Carlos Ghosn somehow escaped Japan, where he faces trial, and fled to Lebanon.Ghosn’s escape was particularly mysterious because he was forbidden from international travel and his three passports were confiscated as part of a $13 million bail arrangement.A number…

A Decade of Climate Science Confirmed What We Already Knew

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Over the last decade, scientists learned a great deal about the climate, much of it concerning the connection between global warming and extreme events — heat waves, hurricanes, floods, droughts and wildfires.There has been, for many years, an understanding that a warmer world would be a more temperamental one, and measurements upon measurements…

Trump deploys more troops to Mideast after embassy attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charging that Iran was “fully responsible” for an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, President Tweety McTreason ordered about 750 U.S. soldiers deployed to the Middle East as about 3,000 more prepared for possible deployment in the next several days.No U.S. casualties or evacuations were reported after the attack Tuesday by…

North Korea ends moratorium on nuclear testing

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Mr Kim warns he’s got a new strategic weapon up his sleeve North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said he is ending his suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests he put in place during talks with the US. Mr Kim also …

Chinese Scientist Is Accused of Smuggling Lab Samples, Amid Crackdown on Research Theft

Zaosong Zheng, a promising cancer researcher, confessed that he had planned to take the stolen samples to Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, and publish the results under his own name.An entrance to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston, in 2014. Zaosong Zheng was a cancer researcher there recently.Credit…Steven Senne/Associated PressDec. 31, 2019BOSTON — Zaosong Zheng was…

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