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  • Apple and AT&T Team Up to Improve Cellular Service in Puerto Rico With LTE Band 8 Activation

    10/20/2017 9:30:27 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 1 replies ^ | October 20, 2017 | Juli Clover
    Apple and AT&T have been working together to improve cellular connectivity for iPhone users in Puerto Rico who have been largely without cellular service since Hurricane Maria hit a month ago. The two companies are enabling LTE Band 8, a provisional LTE band that's been approved but not activated or licensed in the United States or Puerto Rico, reports TechCrunch. ... LTE Band 8 will work with the iPhone 5c and up on iOS 10 or higher in Puerto Rico following a carrier update. Band 8 is a 900Mhz band with improved range to better reach cell towers that are...
  • Nearly 200 report fireball streaking across Northeast sky

    10/20/2017 9:07:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    News12 ^ | 10/20/2017
    The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spotted on Wednesday afternoon in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland and Delaware was a fireball.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-21-17

    10/20/2017 9:05:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies ^ | 10-21-17 | Revised New American Bible
    October 21, 2017 Saturday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rom 4:13, 16-18 Brothers and sisters:It was not through the lawthat the promise was made to Abraham and his descendantsthat he would inherit the world,but through the righteousness that comes from faith.For this reason, it depends on faith, so that it may be a gift,and the promise may be guaranteed to all his descendants,not to those who only adhere to the lawbut to those who follow the faith of Abraham,who is the father of all of us, as it is written,I have made you father of...
  • Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology

    10/20/2017 8:50:31 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 38 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Oct 20, 2017 | Kari Paul
    When Coco Layne, a Brooklyn-based producer, meets someone new these days, the first question that comes up in conversation isn’t “Where do you live?” or “What do you do?” but “What’s your sign?” Interest in spirituality has been booming in recent years while interest in religion plummets, especially among millennials. The majority of Americans now believe it is not necessary to believe in God to have good morals, a study from Pew Research Center released Wednesday found. The percentage of people between the ages of 18 and 29 who “never doubt existence of God” fell from 81% in 2007 to...
  • Germany's entire submarine fleet is now out of action

    10/20/2017 8:46:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/21/2017
    BERLIN (AP) — All of Germany's six submarines are out of action, and the country's defense minister isn't happy about it. The Kieler Nachrichten newspaper reports that four U-boats are being serviced in boatyards while two others are waiting for a berth. Asked how Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen views the temporary loss of the underwater fleet, her spokesman said Friday that "this is obviously not a good situation." Jens Flosdorff told reporters in Berlin that "we would hope the mission readiness was higher, but sometimes with technology the devil is in the detail."
  • Beauty product leader Amway big loser in tax-code rewrite

    10/20/2017 8:44:54 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 20, 2017 | By Josh Kosman
    A rider limiting regulatory oversight of Amway and other multi-level marketers that was originally attached to a budget resolution was removed from the resolution prior to a Senate vote on the resolution, The Post has learned. Specifically, the rider curbs the ability of the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether MLMs like Amway are pyramid schemes — potentially protecting Amway from costly regulations that have recently ensnared fellow MLMer Herbalife.
  • Ga. Sheriff in massive drug search faces new trouble: his own son

    10/20/2017 8:30:14 PM PDT · by JP1201 · 2 replies
    The teenage son of the southwest Georgia sheriff indicted for ordering a massive school-wide drug search has now run afoul with the law on a drug-related charge. The drug arrest of Zachary Lewis Hobby last week has renewed speculation that Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby’s decision to search the entire local high school last April was somehow linked to his son’s troubles. Sheriff Hobby and two deputies were indicted earlier this month by a grand jury in a criminal case that alleges false imprisonment, violation of oath of office and sexual battery. Students at the high school say deputies sexually...
  • India Might Finally Terminate Their Stealth Fighter Program With Russia

    10/20/2017 8:28:03 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Drive ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    A new report by Defense News states that India is extremely unhappy with Russia's supposed 5th generation fighter—better known as the T-50, or by its new production name the Su-57—that will act as the base for the sputtering FGFA cooperative fighter program between the two countries. The news comes after years of squabbling over the program, usually characterized by credible reports of the Indian Air Force's dismay with the qualities of the Russian aircraft. Now it seems as if the Indians want out of the program—which aimed for at least a 108 airframe production run—once and for all. Such a...
  • FR Help needed: List of relief delivered to Puerto Rico [Vanity, I guess...]

    10/20/2017 8:28:00 PM PDT · by TXnMA · 6 replies
    FRee Republic ^ | Unknown | Uknown FReeper
    FReeper help needed, please. Roughly a week or so ago, a FReeper posted an extensive list of relief supplies and ships that had already been delivered to Puerto Rico. Would someone please re-post that list here on this thread? (A link to the original source would be even better!) My granddaughter is in a college politics course, and the prof and students say they haven't heard of any real help the US has supplied to Puerto Rico. (Of course, their source is the MSM-CNN...)
  • Permitted concealed handguns stop two kidnappings

    10/20/2017 8:15:59 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 4 replies
    Las Vegas, Nevada, Las Vegas Review-Journal, October 19, 2017 As he always does before leaving his house, Pearson, a concealed-carry weapon permit holder, put his pistol on his hip. . .
  • Alvar Library security guard recovering after shooting, library to reopen Saturday

    10/20/2017 8:15:12 PM PDT · by BBell ^ | 10/20/17 | Littice Bacon-Blood
    The Alvar Library in the Bywater will reopen Saturday (Oct. 21), four days after a guard was shot in the back by an unknown assailant while working a security detail outside the building. The 60-year-old security guard has undergone surgery and is "expected to eventually make a full recovery," according to the New Orleans Public Library. "We are extremely grateful for the support and encouragement we've received from the community during this difficult period and are very thankful for the work that NOPD is doing on our behalf," a statement from the library system says.
  • Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) urges Democrats to hide views on gun control

    10/20/2017 8:14:05 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 13 replies
    The Hill newspaper and Politico have articles about how Democrats want to avoid discussing their views on gun control until after the 2018 mid-term elections.
  • Does placing a 'no valuables inside' sign in a car window deter break-ins?

    10/20/2017 7:58:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies
    Does placing a 'no valuables inside' sign in a car window deter break-ins? Car burglaries are at epidemic levels in San Francisco By Mike Moffitt, SFGATE Updated 9:18 am, Friday, October 20, 2017 In San Francisco, where no automobile parked on the street is immune from glass-smashing thieves, some people have taken to posting signs on car windows announcing that there are no valuables inside. The hope, of course, is that a thief will read the notice and decide: "Huh. No valuables in this one.I guess I'll break into some other car." On Tuesday, a Reddit user posted a photo...
  • A Cub Scout pressed a lawmaker about gun control. Then his den kicked him out, his mother said.

    10/20/2017 7:55:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 20, 2017 | Samantha Schmidt
    When Ames Mayfield’s Cub Scout den met with a Colorado state senator last week, the 11-year-old came prepared with a long list of typed-up questions. Ames pressed the Republican state senator, Vicki Marble, on an issue he knew was important to her: gun legislation. The Cub Scout in Broomfield, about 20 miles north of Denver, asked her a slew of questions about previous bills she had sponsored in support of the right to bear arms, and he wasn’t shy about inserting his opinion. “I was shocked that you co-sponsored a bill to allow domestic violence offenders to continue to own...
  • James Woods: When #Democrats start wheeling out clowns dressed as saloon hookers...

    10/20/2017 7:45:02 PM PDT · by MountainWalker · 50 replies
    Twitter | Oct 20, 2017 | James Woods
    When #Democrats start wheeling out clowns dressed as saloon hookers, they are trying desperately to swerve away from the news. #UraniumOne 9:22 AM - Oct 20, 2017
  • Man wants mom's tombstone to say she 'supported priest rapist victims,' but diocese objects

    10/20/2017 7:41:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/20/17 | Angie Leventis Lourgos
    Marguerite Ridgeway was a fervent Catholic until her faith was shaken when church sex abuse scandals came to light, particularly a decades-old trauma recounted by her daughter-in-law. Now Ridgeway’s son wants to install a marker at his late mother’s gravesite in Wheaton bearing the inscription “She supported priest rapist victims.” The Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet, which owns Assumption Cemetery, has objected to what it calls the “explicit language” of the epitaph. Ridgeway’s son, Jack Ruhl, of Kalamazoo, Mich., recently sent a rendering of the planned marker to the cemetery, along with a $350 check to cover the installation fee....
  • Vanity, my son.

    10/20/2017 7:39:04 PM PDT · by wayoverontheright · 21 replies
    no source. vanity | Kenny's father
    Tomorrow the tarheels of UNC will play th Hokies of Va Tech. My son died at the age of 43 in July of this year. He was a big North Carolina fan. For the last 12 years, or so, he and his circle of friends who were Hokie fans all, would travel from Lynchburg to Blacksburg for the game.... Including his wife, who loved him and misses him very much. I am so thankful for her, she was a Hokie fan and he was a Tarheel fan. This was the wayi it was. Sports fans, you understand this. He left...
  • National anthem singer takes a knee while performing at Brooklyn Nets game

    10/20/2017 7:37:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/20/17 | Katie Leach
    After performing the national anthem at Friday night's Brooklyn Nets game, singer Justine Skye took a knee in the latest installment of the ongoing demonstration.Skye knelt specifically during the line "and the home of the brave," according to reports. However, according to the Associated Press, the demonstration wasn't well received among fans. Skye reportedly received more boos than cheers for her stunt.Shortly after her performance at the Nets' home opening game, Skye posted on Instagram a clip of her kneeling with the caption, "Got a bit shaky at the end.. was pretty uneasy about singing the anthem and probably won't...

    10/20/2017 7:36:33 PM PDT · by moonhawk · 10 replies
    Powerline | 10/20/17 | Paul Mirengoff
    HILLARY CLINTON, URANIUM, AND A RUSSIAN SPY RING J. Michael Waller, writing in the Daily Caller, says that new FBI information about corruption in a Clinton-approved uranium deal with Russia raises questions about Clinton’s actions after the FBI broke up a deep-cover Russian spy ring in 2010. The FBI ran an elaborate and highly successful operation called Ghost Stories to monitor and rip apart a deep-cover Russian agent network. It tracked a ring of Russian spies who lived between Boston and Washington, D.C. under false identities. In 2010, thanks to the Ghost Stories operation, the FBI arrested 10 spies. According...
  • Somali Who Executed Canadian Terror Attack Entered U.S. Via Mexico

    10/20/2017 7:31:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 10/20/17
    The Somali terrorist who stabbed a Canadian police officer and ran over four pedestrians a few weeks ago entered the United States through the Mexican border and was released by Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS), allowing him to continue his journey north. The ISIS operative, Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, was ordered deported, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokeswoman told various media outlets recently, but was released on an “order of supervision” and the feds never saw him again.Sharif entered the U.S. in 2011 through the San Ysidro port of entry in California without documentation and was briefly held at...