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  • Race row in South Africa as health officials advertise for 100 new doctors - but white people [tr]

    01/11/2019 6:53:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 11, 2018 | Chris Dyer
    A race row has broken out in South Africa after health officials advertised for 100 new doctors, but did not allow white medics to apply for specialist roles. The health department in the KwaZulu-Natal province expanded its registrar programme for 2019 from 314 to 414, but aimed to fill the new posts with only black candidates. Health bosses said the move was implemented to redress the country's historical racial imbalance of Apartheid that saw most high-ranking positions filed by white doctors.
  • Mecca’s Grand Mosque plagued by swarm of locusts

    01/11/2019 6:52:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 11, 2018 | Staff
    A massive swarm of locusts plagued Mecca, Saudi Arabia, earlier this week, prompting authorities at Islam’s holiest site to launch a cleaning operation to remove them. Videos posted to social media showed the insects swarming around cleaners and worshipers in the city’s Grand Mosque, where millions of Muslim pilgrims congregate every year.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Biggest Story of the Year Nobody Is Talking about......

    01/11/2019 6:49:56 AM PST · by high info voter · 32 replies
    Governor Palen ^ | January 10, 2019 | Andrew Mark Miller
    It’s pretty remarkable how the liberal left was able to smear Roy Moore and basically ruin his career after decades of being in the public eye with no problems. But, that’s how Democrats operate. They will do whatever it takes to destroy their political opponents. We recently learned new information about just how far Democrats went to defeat Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race..........
  • CNN Can't Handle the Truth! (My headline)

    01/11/2019 6:38:34 AM PST · by grayboots · 7 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/10/2019 | KUSI News
    Thursday morning, @CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if a reporter could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown. After we informed them about our past reports, they declined to hear from us.
  • Cheney Haters Flop at the Golden Globes

    01/11/2019 6:34:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhal.com ^ | January 11, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Anyone catching the television ads for the Dick Cheney-trashing movie "Vice" found a heavy promotion of the surprising six Golden Globe nominations it received from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The affirmation also became the "news hook" for press interviews with the director and the actors to weaponize it politically. Sadly for them, only actor Christian Bale won an award, for gaining 40 pounds and talking out of the side of his mouth like the Penguin in a Batman movie. This year's Golden Globes were refreshingly devoid of obnoxious left-wing fulminating -- except for Bale. He felt it appropriate to...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(1/11/19)[Prayer]

    01/11/2019 6:29:49 AM PST · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/11/19 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Acts of the Apostles 
 (New Testament) Acts 28 Paul Preaches at Rome Under Guard 17 Three days later he called together the local Jewish leaders. When they had assembled, Paul said to them: “My brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or against the customs of our ancestors, I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans. 18 They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death. 19 The Jews objected, so I was compelled to make an appeal to Caesar....
  • Germany admits EU is already building a 'united' army - thanks to France

    01/11/2019 6:27:12 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 36 replies
    fox ^ | 01/11/2019
    Germany's defense minister has revealed a controversial European joint army is "already taking shape"- thanks to her French allies. Germany and France are now the "driving forces" in European defense and they would stand together in the face of any land assault, said Ursula von der Leyen.
  • Tornado: The Fighter Leaving Service After 40 Years

    01/11/2019 6:27:09 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Forces Network, UK ^ | January 11, 2019
    The Tornado has launched hundreds of airstrikes on so-called Islamic State in the Middle East (Picture: MOD). Built more than 40 years ago to fight a nuclear war, the RAF's primary ground attack platform is due to be retired from service by March 2019. The Tornado can also conduct intelligence gathering missions and is armed with a variety of Paveway bombs, Brimstone air-to-air missiles and Storm Shadow cruise missiles. The aircraft also possesses an Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM) for defensive purposes. When deployed in an armed reconnaissance or close air support role, it would usually be armed with...
  • AmmoLand News Quoted in the New York Times, on Second Amendment

    01/11/2019 6:25:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    My words seldom appear in the New York Times. It is interesting when they do. It shows, to use a phrase of the Left “we are making progress.”  This occurrence was from the article published on Ammoland about the Third Circuit failing to protect Second Amendment rights.  From nytimes.com: The 49-year-old Judge Bibas, a former law professor, won plaudits for his dissenting opinion. “It is easy to see why President Trump chose to appoint him,” said an article on the website ammoland.com that appeared under the headline: “Third Circuit: Second Amendment Is a Second Rate Right.” John O. McGinnis,...
  • Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People Taking Truvada, an H.I.V.-Prevention Drug

    01/11/2019 6:25:10 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 10, 2019 | Gina Kolata
    Settling allegations of discrimination filed by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office, Mutual of Omaha has agreed not to deny insurance to people who use medications to prevent H.I.V. infection. The insurer also has settled a lawsuit brought by an unidentified gay man in Massachusetts who was turned down for long-term-care insurance after acknowledging that he took an H.I.V.-prevention drug called Truvada. “Consumers looking to protect themselves from H.I.V. transmission should not be excluded from buying insurance,” Maura Healey, the attorney general of Massachusetts, said in a prepared statement. The company admitted no wrongdoing in the settlements and will make a...
  • New York state fines Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign for not having workers’ compensation coverage

    01/11/2019 6:16:43 AM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 11, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    New York state fines Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign for not having workers’ compensation coverage Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims to support worker rights.However, according to this article that was just published by the New York Daily News, the state of New York fined her campaign $1,500 because it broke the law by not having workers’ compensation coverage.I guess Ocasio-Cortez supports workers’ rights for all workers except her own.
  • Border Patrol chief agent praises POTUS Trump and declares: ‘We need to finish the wall’

    01/11/2019 6:15:47 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 9 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/11/19 | USA Features
    Acting Chief Patrol Agent Raul Ortiz praised POTUS Donald Trump Thursday and claimed that it’s imperative to get walls or other substantial physical barriers built along the U.S.-Mexico border to stem illegal immigration and drug smuggling. In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Ortiz added that it is so important to “finish the job” already begun in his sector, which comprises much of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Hannity, citing the example of another sector of the border that went from 5 to 64 miles of fencing, decreasing illegal immigration by 90 percent, asked if that would happen...
  • 88 year-old Granny sings Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    01/11/2019 6:05:24 AM PST · by punknpuss · 13 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 1/11/2019 | Chris Ford
    A young man sits behind a piano and plays the first few notes to the beautiful ballad “Somewhere over the Rainbow” from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. His silver-haired grandma sits in a wheelchair near him, ready to add the magic with her golden voice. Mind it; the music they create will take you to a wonderland in no time! Doug Manor, of Travelers Rest, South Carolina, shared this music video of his son Trevor and the young man’s granny Gwen Gustafson on YouTube in July 2017. Perhaps Gwen knows the melody all too well; after all, she...
  • Today's Cryptogram

    01/11/2019 6:04:34 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 15 replies
    1/11/2019 | Nikos1121
    Today's Cryptogram: ELKLS TECLSSMOC DQMS LELFD JNLE NL TR FVYTEA V FTRCVYL. EVOQGLQE ZQEVOVSCL Interesting little quote. The 1st and 5th words have the same repeating letters. Solution to our last puzzle is in the first reply below. Please don’t post a “spoiler” solution in the general posting, but you can post it in my private reply. Feel free to offer the group the time it took you to solve the puzzle and any tips you have on solving these.
  • Oceans Warming Faster Than Predicted, Scientists Say

    01/11/2019 6:03:25 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 69 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 10, 2019 | Alister Doyle
    The oceans are warming faster than previously estimated, setting a new temperature record in 2018 in a trend that is damaging marine life, scientists said on Thursday.
  • Lift Up Your Hearts: The Democrats Are in a Shambles

    01/11/2019 5:58:55 AM PST · by billorites · 37 replies
    American Greatness ^ | january 10, 2019 | Conrad Black
    It is time to rekindle our political spirits in this new year, and to take stock of the subjects of encouragement. First, the takeover of the House of Representatives by the Democrats was, on balance, not as jarring to the vital organs as was feared. As a figure of horror, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has become almost like Bette Davis, one can believe she just acts the part, though she acts it convincingly. And she has earned her spurs as a Democratic legislator with staying power, the first speaker to serve non-consecutive terms since Sam Rayburn (D-Texas). She certainly...
  • 5 Minutes With: Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff Baxter

    01/11/2019 5:44:58 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 33 replies
    Compost ^ | December 11, 2018 | Sarah Polus
    Jeff “Skunk” Baxter has had the kind of music career that most kids jamming in their parents' garages could only dream of. He was the guitarist for two legendary rock-and-roll bands — Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers — played as a session member for musical artists such as Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton and Sheryl Crow, and has toured with the likes of Elton John and Linda Ronstadt. He also has security clearances and chairs the Congressional Advisory Board on missile defense. Baxter, who was born in Washington, D.C., returned to his old stomping grounds to host a charity concert...
  • Was failed Israeli-Croatia arms deal a replay of fighter offer to IAF?

    01/11/2019 5:44:56 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Week, India ^ | January 11, 2019
    For much of the last week, the press in Israel and Croatia have given frenzied coverage to US objections to Israeli plans to sell the small Eastern European nation 12 used F-16 fighters. On Thursday, the Croatian government announced the deal was officially shelved as Israel had not received approval from Washington to sell the fighters, which were built in the US. The US decision to 'veto' the Israeli sale of the F-16s draws attention to the complicated nature of export controls in arms sales involving multiple nations. The Croatian F-16 saga also bears some similarities to the now-forgotten story...
  • A Stalemate as Trump Goes Factual, Democrats Illogical

    01/11/2019 5:43:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2019 | Michael Barone
    The televised presidential address from the Oval Office, a staple of communication between the chief executive and the people in the second half of the 20th century, has recently been in desuetude. Former President Barack Obama delivered only three such addresses in his eight years in office. President Donald Trump this week delivered his first one, just days short of completing half his term. It was a sober address, short but touching some emotive chords, carefully based on facts and proposals -- contrary to the Democrats' meme that it would be based on fears, not facts. Post-speech fact-checking was particularly...
  • Waiting on Standby to replace Trump as your president

    01/11/2019 5:29:07 AM PST · by luke1825 · 65 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 1/10 | peter lucas
    It is good to know we have a standby president in case President Donald Trump somehow falters, or is impeached, convicted and thrown out of office. No, the standby is not Vice President Mike Pence, who also might be thrown out with Trump at the 2020 GOP convention, if not sooner. It is fellow job shopping Republican Mitt Romney, the new senator from Utah who, in a mean-spirited attack on Trump last week, let the nation and the world know that he is standing by to become president once Trump is removed from office. Romney is now known in Washington...