#MorningMonarchy: May 23, 2018


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#MorningMonarchy: May 23, 2018Smoker's data, free popcorn and baby boxes + this day in history w/the attack of the "losers" and our song of the day by Cowboy Junkies on your Morning Monarchy for May 23, 2018.

Notes/Links:

Fact Check: Did Pope Francis Reportedly Tell a Gay Man 'God Made You Like This'?
https://www.weeklystandard.com/holmes-lybrand/fact-check-did-pope-francis-reportedly-tell-a-gay-man-god-made-you-like-this

Phillip Morris' iQOS e-cigarette is capable of harvesting smoker's data
https://twitter.com/boozeleprechaun/status/997555059645992960

Robot weed killers poised to disrupt U.S. agriculture
https://twitter.com/bbstcharles/status/998952856223961088

Radiation monitors in Fukushima to be scrapped after malfunctioning to the tune of ¥500 million a year
https://twitter.com/boozeleprechaun/status/998703179389964288

D.C. lawmaker says recent snowfall caused by ‘Rothschilds controlling the climate’
https://twitter.com/Monkeyt033/status/998168124749905921

STARBUCKS Customers Fear New Restroom Policy Will Turn Coffee Shop Into 'Homeless Camp' (Audio)
https://twitter.com/DRUDGE_REPORT/status/998650934799433728

Campbell Soup CEO abruptly leaves, company plans strategic review of portfolio
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/998771095594512384

51 Million U.S. Households Can’t Afford Basics
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/998633897352085504

Forgotten and unloved brands get a reboot as Big Food looks for untapped growth
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/998770132628529152

Kraft Heinz adds egg-white chips, fermented foods to its growth menu
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/996953119543189504

Opponents sue to block medical marijuana from going on the November ballot in Utah
https://twitter.com/CrimsonMistUT/status/997873221700472833

Pop goes a tradition - @SanDiegoCounty saves countless lives by cracking down on the scourge of free popcorn in hardware stores
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/997228577753100288

Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii eruption
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/999106187965665280

New world record as two bottles of Macallan whisky fetch US$2.11 million at Hong Kong auction
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/998050496429592576

How Venezuela’s President Keeps His Grip on a Shattered Country
https://twitter.com/marcorubio/status/998202066215624705

Baby powder helping fund Islamic State in Afghanistan
https://twitter.com/CourageSower/status/999060824617447424

'Major, major game-changer': Ebola spreads to big Congo city
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/997294764927213568

It's estimated a 1918-style flu pandemic would kill 33m people within 6 months
https://twitter.com/FinancialTimes/status/996821648794968065

1 dead, 1 injured in cougar attack near North Bend, Washington State (Audio)
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/998069452112572417

Childbirth rates drop to 30-year low
https://twitter.com/DRUDGE_REPORT/status/997198799175991296

"Baby Boxes" - Michigan Safe Delivery of Newborns Law
https://twitter.com/PropOrNotApp/status/997230893965168649

House Bill 5751
https://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(uwrzdmthyzrcqa3jty5vd3t5))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2018-HB-5751&query=on

#ThisDayInHistory: #May23 w/Speaking to the press alongside Abbas, #AmericasNextTopPresident condemns the fatal terrorist bombing of England's #ManchesterArena on the previous night, calling the perpetrators "losers" (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/999343773317451776

+ #JoanOfArc caught, Capt Kidd hung, #BonnieAndClyde killed, #HeinrichHimmler suicide, US Consul-Gen. assassinated in Jerusalem, #KISS drop 'Dynasty', #Interstate5 Bridge collapses, #Duterte's martial law
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/999343774516965376

Flashback: NY practice drill over the weekend causes worry // Nat'l guard performs hazmat exercise at coliseum // 'Falcon Virgo' training flights over DC last night // Disaster drill held in downtown Pittsburgh // Firefighters plan emergency drill at Jamestown mall // Flu pandemic disaster drill held in Sonoma county // Pandemic drill at Washburn University 'a success' // Disaster drill planned in New Bedford (May 23, 2008)
https://mediamonarchy.com/2008/05/desensitizing-drills-propaganda/

+ #FranzMezmer, #ScatmanCrothers, #ArtieShaw, #FranzKline, #RosemaryClooney, #RobertMoog, #LukaBloom, @DrewFromTV, @PhilipSelway, @_MAXWELL_, @JewelJK birthdays
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/999343775603347456

#PumpUpThaVolume: Cowboy Junkies - "All That Reckoning (Part 1)" (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/999133375595098112