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  • Google researchers have reportedly achieved “quantum supremacy”

    09/20/2019 3:20:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 9/17/19 | Martin Giles
    Google researchers have reportedly achieved “quantum supremacy” The news: According to a report in the Financial Times, a team of researchers from Google led by John Martinis have demonstrated quantum supremacy for the first time. This is the point at which a quantum computer is shown to be capable of performing a task that’s beyond the reach of even the most powerful conventional supercomputer. The claim appeared in a paper that was posted on a NASA website, but the publication was then taken down. Google did not respond to a request for comment from MIT Technology Review.Why NASA? Google struck...
  • Biden admits bribe Ukrainian President with $1B dollars to fire prosecutor investigating son(trunc)

    09/20/2019 3:19:54 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 20 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | September 20, 2019 | IWB
    The following is a transcript from 52:33 to 53:19 in the video where Biden is telling the story of how he blackmailed/bribed the Ukrainian President with $1 billion to force the firing of the lead prosecutor investigating his son (oil executive) for corruption.
  • Republicans and Democrats clash during rare FISA hearing on Capitol Hill

    09/20/2019 3:15:48 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | 9/20/19 | Jerry Dunleavy
    Republicans and Democrats clashed during a rare congressional hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act as the reauthorization deadline for key surveillance powers looms. The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday focused on a number of powers granted to the Justice Department, the FBI, and the National Security Agency under the USA Freedom Act in 2015 that are set to expire in December, hearing from witnesses from the DOJ, the FBI, and the NSA. Republicans and Democrats generally seemed in agreement about the importance of empowering the agencies to monitor lone wolf terrorists and to conduct roving wiretaps on potential terrorists...
  • Pregnant bride dies after suffering stroke moments before wedding, baby saved

    09/20/2019 3:15:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    fox news ^ | 09/20/2019 | Janet Tappin Coelho
    Jessica Guedes, 30, a nurse, was six months pregnant and apparently healthy when she fell ill in the limo on the way to the church last Sunday in Săo Paulo. At first her family thought she was suffering from anxiety due to wedding nerves after she complained of feeling dizzy with pains in her neck. Because of this, the entourage was running late and they were unaware the victim was suffering from the pre-eclampsia which would shortly rob her of her young life and motherhood. The bride was declared brain dead by doctors shortly after arriving at the hospital. Pre-eclampsia...
  • Call-center scammer loses $9m appeal in stunning moment of poetic justice

    09/20/2019 3:14:56 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 6 replies
    The Register (UK) ^ | 19 Sep 2019 | Kieren McCarthy
    A call-center scammer has lost his appeal to overturn a $9m fine – after a court pointed out the crook had specifically waived the right to appeal when he pleaded guilty. Viraj Patel was part of a large India-based criminal enterprise that conned tens of thousands of Americans out of hundreds of millions of dollars: the swindlers would cold-call citizens and pose as US government officials demanding payment for unpaid taxes. But, it turns out that he wasn’t listening very carefully to either his lawyers or the federal district judge who sentenced him in Texas, because Patel was seemingly convinced...
  • NYC Commissioner Wants To Remove Statues Of Men. It’s About Time.

    09/20/2019 3:00:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/20/19 | Katherine Timpf
    The existence of statues depicting men in Central Park is the biggest problem that I face as a woman living in New York City.Amember of the Public Design Commission in New York City has called for removal of all of the statues of men that are currently in Central Park — and honestly, it’s about time.During a hearing at City Hall on Monday, Hank Willis Thomas, a painter, stated:“There are what, five or six [male] statues that I think could easily be replaced by individual statues of each of these women.”Thomas could not be more right. Even if it cannot...
  • Q Anon: 09/20/19 Trust Trump’s Plan ~ Vol.177, Q Day 693

    09/20/2019 2:58:05 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 42 replies ^ | 9/20/19 | FReepers, vanity
    Q is the result of the sacrifices and commitment of countless patriots to win back our captured country from the Deep State and achieve the transformation President Trump promised in this campaign video. President Trump has said the awakening of the public is key to this transformation. Q describes this awakening as follows: "The Great Awakening ('Freedom of Thought’), was designed and created not only as a backchannel to the public (away from the longstanding ‘mind’ control of the corrupt & heavily biased media) to endure future events through transparency and regeneration of individual thought (breaking the chains of...
  • Booker: Whistleblower Complaint ‘Should Be Crippling Washington Right Now’

    09/20/2019 2:46:42 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/20/2019 | Ian Hachett
    While speaking with NBC News on Friday, 2020 presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) stated that the “implications of” the intelligence community whistleblower’s statement “should be crippling Washington right now” and the accusations by the whistleblower are “stunning.” Booker said, “I don’t like overly dramatic statements, but this is the most corrupt administration of my lifetime.” He also stated, “A whistleblower from the intelligence community, what he’s accused the president of is stunning. This should be crippling Washington right now with the implications of what this whistleblower has said.”
  • NC high school football game canceled after cheerleaders punished for Trump sign

    ALBEMARLE, N.C. (WBTV) – Officials say the Friday night football game that was scheduled for North Stanly High School has been canceled due to security concerns amid debate surrounding the recent probation of cheerleaders at the school. According to a tweet from Stanly County Schools, the school district says they have been notified of additional information that could compromise safety measures in place for sporting events. “Safety is our first concern,” the tweet from the school district read. The decision comes amid controversy surrounding the probation of cheerleaders at North Stanly High School after photos made the rounds on social...
  • The Ends Justify the Ways and Means?

    09/20/2019 2:45:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    Family Research Council Action ^ | September 20, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC Action Senior Writers
    Eight months into their control of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hasn't missed many opportunities to draw a stark contrast between the two parties' policies. From defending infanticide and trying to gut the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to the job-killing New Green Deal, hardly a day passes that the Left's radicalism isn't on display. But yesterday, liberals took their extremism to new heights -- demanding a tax on Bible-believing Americans. Thursday's hearing in the House Ways and Means Committee wasn't the first time liberals have tried to use the IRS to do their dirty work -- but it might...
  • 'Storm Area 51': About 100 people gathered at secret site’s gate to 'see them aliens,'

    09/20/2019 2:45:10 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2019 | James Rogers
    As the day of “Storm Area 51” arrived, a motley group of about 100 “alien-chasers” converged on the back gate of the secret site early Friday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. At least two people were reportedly detained by local sheriff's deputies. “Storm Area 51” became a viral phenomenon after a joke Facebook post in July urged people to crash the military base “to see them aliens.” Conspiracy theories surrounding extraterrestrials have long swirled around Area 51. Originally scheduled for 3 a.m. PDT Friday, “Storm Area 51” garnered global attention, as well as security concerns. The Review-Journal reported that...
  • Boston Market Commercial (Warning: may not suitable for all audiences)

    09/20/2019 2:44:39 PM PDT · by Openurmind · 11 replies
    Boston Market ^ | Sep 2019 | Boston Market
    Boston Market Rotisserie Prime Rib Commercial. Looks like they are on top of it and need some patronage. lol
  • Iranian Petrochemical Sites are Down

    09/20/2019 2:30:16 PM PDT · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Just interesting. Sometimes this site sort of catches things, not sure whether this is one.
  • Hillary Has More People Betting She'll Be the 2020 Nominee Than Any of the Actual Candidates

    09/20/2019 2:27:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 18, 2019 | Shane Croucher
    More bettors at one British bookmaker are backing Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic Party's 2020 nominee than they are any of the candidates actually running in the race, giving her better odds of winning than Senator Cory Booker and Beto O'Rourke, among others. Clinton, a former secretary of state and first lady, is not a candidate in the party's primaries and was the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election, which she lost to President Donald Trump. Despite winning the popular vote by almost 3 million, Clinton lost the Electoral College. At the bookmaker Ladbrokes, Clinton has seen enough backing...
  • Pelosi Says Congress Should Pass New Laws So Sitting Presidents Can Be Indicted

    09/20/2019 2:23:24 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | September 20, 2019 | Susan davis
    In an exclusive interview with NPR, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has not changed her mind on pursuing impeachment but is ready to change the law to restrain presidential power and make it clear that a sitting president can, in fact, be indicted. "I do think that we will have to pass some laws that will have clarity for future presidents. [A] president should be indicted, if he's committed a wrongdoing — any president. There is nothing anyplace that says the president should not be indicted," Pelosi told All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro and NPR congressional correspondent Susan...
  • 'Teetering on a public health crisis.' New Title X policy forces Ohio Planned Parenthood

    09/20/2019 2:15:05 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies ^ | September 20, 2019 | Nicquel Terry Ellis, USA TODAY
    Two Planned Parenthood clinics in Ohio will close their doors today as dozens of other reproductive health centers struggle to remain open after the organization rejected millions of dollars from a federal family planning program that banned abortion referrals. The closures in Cincinnati are just the beginning of what abortion rights advocates say will be an uphill battle as groups figure out how to make up the federal Title X funding.
  • Driver in custody after car drives through Woodfield Mall

    09/20/2019 2:12:13 PM PDT · by Boogieman · 50 replies
    WGN TV ^ | 9/20/2019 | Melissa Espana
    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — A driver was taken into custody after a car drove through Woodfield Mall Friday afternoon. Police were on the scene at the Schaumburg mall around 2:30 p.m. after witnesses said a black SUV drove through Sears, striking kiosks. The incident took place on the lower level of the mall. A video posted to Twitter shows a black SUV driving past a Forever 21, and people running away. Schaumburg police said no injuries were reported. Police also said there was no evidence of an active shooter.
  • So THAT’S What Happened To Mayor McCheese… (2015, in case you missed it)

    09/20/2019 2:09:10 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 11 replies
    Focus OF Geek ^ | January 6, 2015 | Elizabeth Weitz
    I remember the day that McDonald’s came to McMinnville, Oregon and filled the lives of reasonably fit children with enough fat, sugar and salt to turn us all into addicted fatties. I remember the smell of lard boiling, the weird brown and orange uniforms topped off with a paper hat and that $.10 could get you a baby cone filled with a vanilla custard-like ice cream that would send you into a sugar-high. But most of all, I remember McDonaldland, a place that ripped off Sid and Marty Kroft and was inhabited by characters like Ronald McDonald, Grimace (whatever the...
  • Fifteen years of regret: The ex-Taliban commander who now lives in hiding

    09/20/2019 2:08:53 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 21, 2019 3 AM | Stefanie Glinski
    Abdullah said most of his orders came from Peshawar, a city in Pakistan where many Afghan Taliban commanders still live and are educated, and a short drive — about two hours on well-paved roads — from Bati Kot. It was the health facility explosion, in which several workers were injured and a much-needed clinic being built was left in rubble, that made him rethink his role. “Before giving orders to destroy it, I went to have a look. I saw the construction workers. They were laboring away in the hot sun, stacking heavy bricks. We desperately needed healthcare at that...
  • Hillary Clinton way off, again, on Wisconsin voter ID

    09/20/2019 2:07:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | September 19, 2019 | Eric Litke
    Between 27,000 and 200,000 Wisconsinites were "turned away" from the polls in 2016 due to lack of proper identification. — Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 in a speech at George Washington University Hillary Clinton just can’t quit Wisconsin. Or, more specifically, can’t quit blaming its voting system for her 2016 electoral defeat. The Democratic presidential candidate has repeatedly criticized the state’s voter ID law, which was in place for the first time in the election that pitted Clinton against Republican Donald Trump. And she’s repeatedly found herself at odds with the facts. In May 2017, Clinton claimed that...