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  • World must slash meat consumption to save climate: study

    10/11/2018 3:37:40 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 64 replies
    fox ^ | 10/10/2018 | afp
    Paris (AFP) – The world must drastically reduce its meat consumption in order to avoid devastating climate change, scientists said Wednesday in the most thorough study so far on how what we eat affects the environment. As humanity grapples with tough choices to offset a rapidly heating planet, the research suggests that the Western world would need to slash its meat intake by 90 percent to avoid crippling Earth’s ability to sustain an anticipated 10 billion people by 2050.
  • Professor Ford myth, the dems' best bad plan [aw!m vanity]

    10/11/2018 3:19:14 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 15 replies
    Polling: 76% of independents very angry one way or the other over Ford v Kavanaugh. Which means ... Ford mythology is the 'best bad plan' democrats have. With independent voters we have a 16% 'energy' advantage reg. Kavanaugh v Ford [46% v 30%]. But that still leaves 30% energized to 'defend' Ford. Dems have no choice -- they need to double down on Ford mythology. Otherwise it would be a 46% energy for republicans and 0 energy for them. This campaign might erupt with something else before it is over. So I do hope we also hammer them on the...
  • Another Man Who Worked At NPR Had Been Accused of Serial Sexual Harassment (Juan Williams)

    10/11/2018 2:14:37 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 130 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 10/2/18 | Melina Delkic
    (snip)-- The same radio network that suspended its news director this week for sexual harassment allegations once hired a controversial Washington Post writer whose history of sexual harassment allegations was well known. Juan Williams, 63, joined National Public Radio in 2000 despite being at the center of a widely reported sexual harassment scandal at The Washington Post a decade earlier. Williams now works for Fox News as an analyst. Post newsroom employees said that Williams had, for years, commented on their bodies, asked them about their sex lives, and said things that were "lewd" and "shocking." Nancy McKeon, then the...
  • China's About to Sell Dollar Bonds in Middle of a Trade War

    10/11/2018 2:03:29 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 3 replies
    Bloomberg | October 9, 2018, 11:01 AM CDT Updated on October 10, 2018, 2:09 AM CDT | Carrie Hong and Lianting Tu
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  • Soyuz Booster Malfunction

    10/11/2018 2:01:07 AM PDT · by cabojoe · 21 replies
    The problem occurred as the booster stages of the Soyuz rocket separated. Mission control in Houston confirms that the crew will be attempting a ballistic reentry. A sharp descent that will hopefully allow them to land downrange.
  • HILL.TV POLL FINDS DEMS HOLD 30-POINT LEAD OVER GOP AMONG MILLENNIALS

    10/11/2018 1:58:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    The sHil ^ | 10/10/18 | Julia Manchester
    Democrats beat Republicans by 30 points among millennials on the generic ballot, according to a new American Barometer survey. The poll, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 53 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds surveyed said they would support a Democratic candidate in November's midterm elections, while 26 percent said they would support a Republican candidate
  • Pilot Sucked Out In Flight-British Airways Flght 5390 - P3D [June 10, 1990] [Vid 7:50 mins long]

    10/11/2018 1:53:58 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    X Pilot via You Tube ^ | April 7, 2018 | X Pilot
    British Airways Flight 5390 was a scheduled passenger flight operated by British Airways between Birmingham Airport in England and Málaga Airport in Spain on 10th June, 1990.
  • Dianne Feinstein In 1994 Video Clip

    10/11/2018 1:25:16 AM PDT · by kingattax · 11 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10-11-18 | SELF
    Feinstein talks about the high cost and the problem of ILLEGAL ALIENS. She says "Illegal Aliens are Leeches and we must enforce our borders" CLICK LINK TO WATCH VIDEO CLIP LINK
  • Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Kavanaugh swearing-in ceremony 'a political rally'

    10/11/2018 12:52:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 9, 2018 | Dylan Stableford, senior
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said that President Trump’s ceremonial swearing in of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at the White House on Monday night smacked of “a political rally” that “further undermined the image and integrity” of the nation’s highest court. “What was done last night at the White House was a political rally,” Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview set to be broadcast Tuesday night. “It further undermined the image and integrity of the court. And that troubles me greatly.” During the ceremony, Trump apologized to Kavanaugh and his family “on behalf of our nation” for the...
  • A Morsel of Food Freedom for California

    10/11/2018 12:49:31 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    Reason ^ | October 5, 2018 | Steven Greenhut
    My youngest daughter, a college agriculture student planning a career in dairy farming, cut her teeth at our mini-ranch outside Sacramento, where she raises Nubians. Those are great milk producers and goat cheese can be tasty, too. One of her early lessons about life in modern America came when locals would ask to buy the milk. The state forbade such sales, but she heard of some people who adopted a workaround: The buyers would sign a form acknowledging that it was not for human consumption. What they did with the milk after they bought it was their business. My daughter...
  • FOX NEWS CRUSHES CNN AND MSNBC IN RATINGS, HAS MORE VIEWERS THAN BOTH NETWORKS COMBINED

    10/11/2018 12:34:32 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/18 | Benny Johnson
    Fox News maintained its position as “King of Cable” last week during the dramatic confirmation hearings and subsequent vote for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Fox crushed rivals CNN and MSNBC in all demographics. Nielsen Media Research reports that, from October 1 through October 7, Fox News more than doubled the viewership of CNN and MSNBC in total viewers for both primetime and total daily viewers. Hannity was the most watched cable show in the country averaging 4.4 million total viewers. Tucker Carlson Tonight and Ingraham Angle both clocked in with 3.7 million viewers. Ultimately, a total of five Fox...
  • What’s Really in Your Fish Oil? Labdoor Uses a Market-Based Approach [7+ minute video attached]

    10/11/2018 12:28:35 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 15 replies
    Reason ^ | October 5, 2018 | Zach Weissmueller
    The $36 billion U.S. supplement industry isn't subject to FDA regulation, which both facilitates experimentation and allows products that don't live up to their health claims to flourish. Neil Thanedar has a free market solution: In 2012, he co-founded Labdoor to bring accountability to the supplements industry without quashing its dynamism. The company, which has received backing from venture capitalists Mark Cuban and Y Combinator, buys products right off the shelves, tests them, and then posts the results on its website. The company doesn't currently have the resources to verify whether a given supplement actually delivers its promised effects, testing...
  • Spelletjesavond (Game Night)

    10/11/2018 12:07:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    vimeo.com ^ | August 11, 2018 | Jan van Gorkum
    Synopsis: Liz meets the parents of her new boyfriend Pepijn during their regular game night, where Pepijn's mother Ingrid is calling the shots. What begins as an innocent game, quickly changes into a nightmare for Liz when she clashes with Ingrid, who's determined to win the game at all costs.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'Eliminate' Electoral College, It 'Undermines' Democracy

    10/11/2018 12:06:03 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 76 replies
    Reason ^ | October 8, 2018
    Now that the Senate has confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, some Democrats are turning their fire on the idea that each state should be equally represented in the upper chamber of Congress. "The idea that North Dakota and New York get the same representation in the Senate has to change," NBC national security reporter Ken Dilanian tweeted. Others, like GQ correspondent Julia Ioffe, took issue with the Electoral College, which allowed Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump to place four justices on the Court, even though Bush and Trump lost the popular vote in 2000 and 2016,...
  • This time, 'Lock her up!' chant directed at Feinstein first, then Clinton

    10/10/2018 11:47:16 PM PDT · by LoicW · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/10/18 | Louis Casiano
    The "Lock her up!" chant reserved for Hillary Clinton at Donald Trump’s campaign rallies during the 2016 presidential campaign was aimed at a new target Tuesday: U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California. Before a crowd in Council Bluffs, Iowa, President Trump accused Feinstein of leaking a letter in which Christine Blasey Ford wrote that now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had engaged in sexual misconduct three decades ago. “How about Senator Feinstein. That’s another beauty,” said Trump, who was in Iowa campaigning for Republican candidates ahead of next month's midterm elections. Seconds later, the president's supporters started the familiar “Lock her...
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Free Speech Warrior?

    10/10/2018 11:42:52 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    Reason ^ | October 9, 2018 | Matthew Petti
    When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was president of Iran, he banned Twitter. Now he is the platform's No. 1 fan. "Any type of restrictions on ideas and beliefs especially on #SocialMedia will lead to chaos and dictatorship. #FreedomOfSpeech," he tweeted in September. Since leaving office in 2013, the infamously repressive Ahmadinejad has become a vocal critic of current President Hassan Rouhani. Like many politicians around the world, Ahmadinejad in opposition has become a proponent of freedoms he was unwilling to extend to his own critics while in office. Ahmadinejad has developed a vocal presence on the internet since creating his Twitter in...
  • Two students hooked up. It was clearly consensual. He still spent $12,000 defending himself.

    10/10/2018 11:25:30 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 54 replies
    Reason ^ | October 9, 2018 | Robby Soave
    James, a freshman at the University of California-Davis, was on his way to math class when he received an email that would derail his life for the next few months: The university's Title IX office, which handles sexual misconduct disputes between students, was investigating a complaint against him. This was in February 2018, at a time of heightened public attention to the problem of predatory men taking advantage of vulnerable women. Journalists had exposed Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey, Roy Moore, and others for committing a variety of sexual misdeeds. "This was not a good time to...
  • In Minnesota mining country, voters still with Trump

    10/10/2018 11:16:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 11, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    For decades, Bob Vlaisavljevich voted for Democrats. But in 2016, Vlaisavljevich, the mayor of the small northern Minnesota mining town of Eveleth -- population, roughly 3,700 -- changed his tune and voted for Donald Trump. His decision was nothing short of a local political earthquake, one reflected in the final vote tally in the historically Democratic congressional district -- Trump bested Hillary Clinton by 15 points. Two years later, Vlaisavljevich does not regret his decision, and plans to vote Republican next month, in what could be a warning sign for Democrats awaiting a blue wave in in midterm elections on...
  • Gilcrease Expressway extension cost, toll rate to be higher than initially expected

    10/10/2018 11:15:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | June 29, 2018 | Kevin Canfield
    The cost to construct the five-mile extension of the Gilcrease Expressway and the toll charged to motorists using it will be higher than initially reported, the executive director of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority said Thursday.Tim Gatz told a group of local officials gathered in Tulsa for an update on the project that the roadway is now estimated to cost approximately $330 million to $340 million, or about 10 percent more than originally thought.Late last year, Gatz told the same working group that motorists driving private vehicles could expect to pay a toll of $1 to $1.50. The toll is now...
  • Eric Holder rejects Michelle Obama's call for civility: 'When they go low, we kick 'em'

    10/10/2018 11:07:35 PM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/10/18 | Gregg Re
    Speaking on Sunday at a campaign event for local Georgia Democratic candidates, former Attorney General Eric Holder flatly rejected former first lady Michelle Obama's widely cited call for civility and instead seemingly urged Democrats to brawl with Republicans. "It is time for us, as Democrats, to be as tough as they are, to be as dedicated as they are, to be as committed as they are," Holder told a crowd of campaign volunteers and candidates. "Michelle always says -- I love her; she and my wife are like, really tight, which always scares me and Barack -- but Michelle always...