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  • Worm that makes fish unable to swim continues to infect San Marcos, Comal rivers

    06/12/2019 7:18:25 AM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    kxan ^ | June 11, 2019 | Russell Falcon
    A new invasive parasite in the San Marcos and Comal rivers is becoming a bigger and bigger problem — it infects fish and makes them unable to swim. Researchers at Texas State University have identified the Haplorchis pumilio — a worm whose larvae can cause all sorts of bodily harm to fish, including an endangered species unique to Texas springs... The source of the parasitic problem originates with an invasive Asian snail, identified by its distinctive spiral shell, which was introduced into local springs in the mid-20th Century. The likely source of the snails was aquarium dumping by local residents....
  • Is ‘Abolish Prisons’ the Next Frontier in Criminal Justice?

    06/12/2019 7:17:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    Bloomberg | June 12, 2019 | Bill Keller
    No excerpt from Bloomberg allowed, story here.
  • VIDEO: Will There Even Be An Official YouTube Rewind 2019?

    06/12/2019 7:17:20 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 12, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO YouTube's Rewind 2018 turned out to be such an incredible disaster that it quickly became that platform's most disliked video of all time. So this year it is expected that YouTube will avoid the mistake of featuring celebrities and concentrate more on YouTubers themselves. However, the problem is if they do that how do they ignore prominent YouTubers such as PewDiePie and Logan Paul who they have very noticeably shunned last year? In addition, the biggest controversy by far this year is the demonetization of Steven Crowder's Louder With Crowder, not for violating any specific policies but because someone...
  • Shades Of Tiananmen? China Orders Tear-Gas On Millions of Protesters Holding Up Extradition Bill

    06/12/2019 7:16:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/12/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    China doubled down on its miscalculation in Hong Kong overnight after more than a million people spilled onto the streets to protest an extradition law demanded by Beijing. Roughly a seventh of the enclave’s population put the city in gridlock and prevented its semi-autonomous legislature from considering the bill. Police were ordered to break it up with teargas and water hoses, which already appears to be backfiring: Protests in Hong Kong have now turned violent. This comes after more than a million people marched Sunday, according to organizers, in protest against a hugely controversial extradition bill with China.@IvanCNN is...
  • With judge's ruling, Obama gets his lakefront Temple of Love

    06/12/2019 7:13:52 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/12/2019 | John Kass
    Now that a federal judge has decreed that Chicago’s great temple to Barack Obama can be built without delay—you can almost hear Obama himself say the words, “Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair!”—there remains a nagging question: Did Obama truly help Chicago, the city of his political birth, by taking care of the Daleys and installing Rahm Emanuel as mayor? Or did Obama turn his back on Chicago once he became president, worrying more about his March Madness brackets than the constant slaughter by the street gangs that continues to this day? It’s probably best that we leave...
  • Increased division is not Trump's fault

    06/12/2019 7:13:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/12/2019 | Walter Williams
    We are living in a time of increasing domestic tension. Some of it stems from the presidency of Donald Trump. Another part of it is various advocacy groups on both sides of the political spectrum demanding one cause or another. But nearly totally ignored is how growing government control over our lives, along with the betrayal of constitutional principles, contributes the most to domestic tension. Let’s look at a few examples. Think about primary and secondary schooling. I think that every parent has the right to decide whether his child will recite a morning prayer in school. Similarly, every parent...
  • Elvis 'Burning Love', with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    06/12/2019 7:09:56 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/13/2016 | Elvis Presley Movie Trailers
    Elvis 'Burning Love', with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Socialism: Based entirely on false promises

    06/12/2019 7:09:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/12/2019 | Bill Federer
    Begun after Lenin’s Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, the Soviet Union existed from 1922 to 1991. With its motto “Workers of the World, Unite!” the Soviet tactic was to train agitators, community organizers, labor organizers, and agent provocateurs-provoking agents. These would organize people with grievances and stir up riots to subvert and “tear down” the existing government. When social chaos caused major domestic disruptions, the public would then willingly accept a new order. Unfortunately, rather than a wonderful utopian society of equality, the efforts of these naive “useful idiots” simply paved the way for martial law and a military communist dictatorship....
  • Connecticut restaurant forced to close after fluids from dead body drip through ceiling, police say

    06/12/2019 7:07:14 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 56 replies
    WINDSOR, Conn. - A restaurant in Connecticut was forced to close last month after authorities reportedly discovered fluids from a dead body upstairs dripping through the ceiling. Authorities on May 29 were called to an apartment located above the Siam Corner Thai Kitchen & Pho restaurant to perform a welfare check on the man who lived there, according to a police report obtained by WFSB. A neighbor along with the owner of a nearby barbershop had told authorities that the man hadn't been seen in several days. When police arrived, an employee from the restaurant pointed out a foul odor...
  • Austin ISD to boost Pride Parade participation with church rental money

    06/12/2019 7:01:12 AM PDT · by bgill · 17 replies
    kxan ^ | June 11, 2019 | Tom Miller
    After protests and complaints about Austin ISD renting space to a church that doesn't allow gay members, the district is getting creative with its response. It plans to take $10,000 of the money it's received in rent payments, and use it to boost student participation in the Austin Pride parade. Previously, the district has relied on donations to pay for the transportation, security, and entrance fee to participate. "Austin ISD is committed to providing welcoming environments to all of our students," said AISD Communication and Engagement Executive Director Reyne Telles. "All means all for us, and that comes in a...
  • ‘Stunning’ new poll has POTUS Trump behind ALL Democrats? If you believe that...

    06/12/2019 7:01:00 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 68 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 6/12/19 | Jon Dougherty
    A new survey from Quinnipiac variously labeled as “stunning” and “predictive” by ‘those in the know’ claims to have found that POTUS Donald Trump is behind the six leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Behind. All of them. The survey has him behind “Sleepy” Joe Biden by double digits. breathlessly reports, warning us that it’s early but such signs ‘cannot be ignored’: A new poll pits President Donald Trump against six of the top Democratic contenders in a theoretical match-up of the 2020 presidential election, and the results are rather stunning. The Quinnipiac University poll shows that...
  • Nearly 70 tourists to Dominican Republic reported illness since March

    06/12/2019 7:00:48 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 10, 2019 | By Lisa Fickenscher
    Nearly 70 tourists have reported getting violently ill while vacationing in the Dominican Republic since March, according to a commonly used website that tracks food-borne illness outbreaks. That’s up from just 10 reported illnesses in the country for all of 2018, according to iwaspoisoned.com. In June alone, 52 tourists reported symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea and fever. More than 45 of them identified themselves as guests at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. “People report food-borne illnesses but it’s possible that they experienced some other type of contamination,” said Patrick Quade, founder of iwaspoisoned.com, adding that he consulted with...
  • My Little Pony: Children’s cartoon debuts lesbian ponies

    06/12/2019 6:49:22 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 67 replies
    Caldron Pool ^ | 6/12/2019
    Popular children’s television show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic will introduce their young viewers to a lesbian couple in an upcoming episode titled, The Last Crusade. Aunty Holiday and Auntie Lofty first made an appearance in the book Ponyville Mysteries: Riddle of the Rusty Horseshoe back in 2017. At the time, Michael Vogel, one of the writers, shared an image of the “cute couple” on Twitter. When asked if the two female ponies were lesbians, Vogel replied: “Well they aren’t sisters so…” When asked again if he was saying they were actually lesbians, Vogel went on to clarify: “When...
  • China says it has developed a new radar system that can spot US stealth fighters...[truncated]

    06/12/2019 6:47:43 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/12/19 | Ryan Pickrell
    China has reportedly developed an over-the-horizon maritime early warning radar system that its creator claims can detect stealth aircraft far beyond visual range, an advanced capability that could threaten US fifth-generation fighters operating in the area. Liu Yongtan, the team leader for the radar project, told Chinese media his high-frequency surface wave radar emits "high frequency electromagnetic waves with long wavelengths and wide beams" that travel along the surface of the sea, the Global Times reported Monday, citing a recent interview with Naval and Merchant Ships magazine. The radar system, part of China's ongoing efforts to prevent a sneak attack...
  • A tale of two lost liberal cities: Chicago and San Francisco

    06/12/2019 6:47:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2019 | Michael James
    In Townhall, retired Sheriff David Clarke writes “Clueless In Chicago” while Carl Nolte of the San Francisco Chronicle admits “It’s true -- San Francisco is a mess. And everyone knows it”. Big cities across our nation have become cesspools and liberal governance has long been the root cause of this decline.  The resulting madness ranges from vagrancy to murder.  Eighty-two people shot and 15 dead over two weekends in Chicago.  Chicago’s new mayor, Lori Lightfoot, called the violence “unacceptable,” a default term people in charge use when about to accept whatever foul behavior they claim is unacceptable.  Just saying, “Remember,...
  • Electric vehicles are overhyped

    06/12/2019 6:44:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2019 | Peter Skurkiss
    In the automotive world, there's a madcap scramble on to produce electric vehicles (E.V.s). It's not just Elon Musk's Telsa. All the major car companies are on board with the endeavor. The industry as a whole is said to have plowed some $300 billion of capital into building E.V.s, with more money to come. This is all due to two interrelated factors, neither of which, by the way, is market-driven. The first is the hysteria over alleged man-made global warming. The second is government mandates and inducements. Inducements come in the form of tax rebates. This handout, which started out...
  • WaPo, NYT writers humiliated after separate fake news attacks immediately shown to be false

    06/12/2019 6:39:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    It’s almost as if writers at the two most important newspapers in America want to be identified as fake news purveyors.  Two reckless false attacks were launched yesterday, based on the hateful imagination of prog news mavens, and almost immediately discredited. Or maybe this, from Capehart’s WaPo colleague:   Hmm, this looks like a blank piece of paper https://t.co/2yHatGfYSV — Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) June 11, 2019   Kessler, who is a “fact-checker” for the WaPo finally checked his facts:   Nope, the video clip was deceiving. A screengrab via @BySteveReilly indicates there is some text! pic.twitter.com/azDdYLb0Do — Glenn Kessler...
  • The War On Meat is a War On MEN

    06/12/2019 6:36:15 AM PDT · by rebuildus · 17 replies
    Old School™ ^ | 6/12/19 | Patrick Rooney
    The War On Meat is a War On MENNote: I’ve decided to release this piece as a single post. It’s not a short piece by any means, and clocks in at over 3,500 words. So don’t feel like you need to read it in one sitting. Hopefully, it will go down like a nice evening meal, but may take a little wine to digest. 😉 There’s a lot to discuss here, and the answers as to the best diet for optimal health are not always simple. I’m not a doctor, I’m just a man with a great deal of experience...
  • California Says, ‘Go West Young Illegals, Go West’

    06/12/2019 6:35:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2019 | By Brian C. Joondeph
    Doctors and hospitals are in the gunsights of many Democrats who want Medicare-for-all as a draconian price control scheme by government over all medical care in the US. Hospitals are told they charge too much and doctors are vilified for earning too much. What a relief that a sugar daddy has appeared, a rich boyfriend, a benefactor with a fat wallet, ready to bestow his financial largess on financially strapped healthcare providers. This sugar daddy is named Gavin, tall and handsome with good hair. I speak of California Governor Gavin Newsom, who finalized a deal with the California legislature, “to...
  • Question: Trump Rallies?

    06/12/2019 6:33:35 AM PDT · by hapnHal · 6 replies
    12 Jun 19 | hapnHal
    Question: Why does Trump hold his political rallies at night? answer.............. Trump supporters are at "WORK" during the day.