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The Experiment That May Have Saved a Washington Town From Falling Into the Ocean (Maria)

The author writes, “[David] Cottrell leads North Cove’s largest-ever anti-erosion project. In the last few years, he has created barriers — long berms of piled stones and accreted sand — that keep the waves at bay. The project, a dynamic revetment, now runs nearly 2 miles along the Willapa’s north shore. The experiment, so far, appears to be working. … Coastal scientists and engineers in the US and Europe have been following Cottrell’s work. In the age of climate change and intensifying coastal storms, nearshore communities face an uncertain future. If Cottrell’s experiment succeeds …  the technique could be imitated in places that cannot afford to wall off rising waters.”

A Majority of GOP Nominees — 299 in All — Deny the 2020 Election Results (Reader Jim)

From The Washington Post: “A majority of Republican nominees on the ballot this November for the House, Senate and key statewide offices — 299 in all — have denied or questioned the outcome of the last presidential election, according to a Washington Post analysis. Candidates who have challenged or refused to accept Joe Biden’s victory — 53 percent of the 569 analyzed by The Post — are running in every region of the country and in nearly every state. Republican voters in three states nominated election deniers in all federal and statewide races The Post examined.”

Is the Newspaper Endorsement Dying? (DonkeyHotey)

From Vanity Fair: “The Hartford Courant and Boston Herald had a similar message for readers on Friday morning, as publications owned by Alden Global Capital — the second-largest newspaper publisher in the country — began adopting a new endorsement policy. ‘Herald stands for the people, not pols,’ read the headline of the Herald’s editorial, which went on to announce that the paper would stop endorsing candidates in presidential, gubernatorial and Senate races, instead focusing its efforts on ‘more local contests, such as city councils, school boards, local initiatives, referendums and other such matters, which readers have told us continue to be of great value in their daily lives.’ Earlier in the piece, the editorial staff offered some context for the decision. ‘As America’s political divide continues to deepen, the role of traditional news media as impartial providers of a common set of facts is more vital than ever,’ the editorial began, citing the ‘increasingly acrimonious’ nature of public discourse ‘with misinformation and disinformation on the rise.’”

Michael Flynn’s ReAwaken Roadshow Recruits ‘Army of God’ (Reader Steve)

The authors write, “By the time the red, white and blue-colored microphone had been switched off, the crowd of 3,000 had listened to hours of invective and grievance. ‘We’re under warfare,’ one speaker told them. Another said she would ‘take a bullet for my nation,’ while a third insisted, ‘They hate you because they hate Jesus.’ Attendees were told now is the time to ‘put on the whole armor of God.’ Then retired three-star Army general Michael Flynn, the tour’s biggest draw, invited people to be baptized.”

Protests in Iran: State-Run Live TV Hacked by Protesters (Mili)

The author writes, “Iran’s state-run broadcaster was apparently hacked on air Saturday, with a news bulletin interrupted by a protest against the country’s leader. A mask appeared on the screen, followed by an image of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei with flames around him. The group called itself ‘Adalat Ali,’ or Ali’s Justice. It comes after at least three people were shot dead when protesters clashed with security forces in new unrest over the death of Mahsa Amini.”

New Images Reveal Russia’s ‘Missing’ Submarine Belgorod in Arctic (Sean)

From Naval News: “The whereabouts of a new Russian submarine, the Belgorod, has captured headlines around the world. With a degree of hysteria, there have been reports that it has been deployed with its nuclear ‘apocalypse’ and ‘doomsday’ weapons. Even that it has ‘disappeared’ (submarines do that). Naval News has been keeping an eye on the topic since before these stories broke. We can offer fresh information about her activities. Images obtained by Naval News show the submarine operating in the Barents Sea, north of Russia’s Kola Peninsula.”

Remains of ‘Female Vampire’ Found With Sickle Across Her Neck and a Padlocked Toe in Poland (Dana)

From Arkeonews: “A skeleton of what archaeologists believe may have been a 17th-century female vampire has been discovered near Bydgoszcz in Poland. The team of researchers from Toruń Nicholas Copernicus University found that the body in the village of Pień had a sickle placed around its neck to prevent her from returning to mortality, as well as a padlock on the big toe of her left foot.”


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