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  • Breaking: DOJ Reclassifies Bump Fire Stocks as Machine Guns

    03/10/2018 12:47:25 PM PST · by Simon Green · 208 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/10/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    In the post-Parkland hysteria, President Trump directed the Department of Justice to perform some regulatory legerdemain where bump fire stocks are concerned. The ATF had long ago passed on the stocks, deeming them perfectly legal accessories for semi-automatic rifles. Now, in a Saturday morning move apparently meant to fly under the radar . . . The U.S. Department of Justice formally submitted a regulation on Saturday to ban “bump stocks,” a modification to high-capacity rifles that lets them fire like an automatic weapon. President Donald Trump signed a memorandum in February directing the department to make the regulatory change, which...
  • Q Anon: (3/7/18) Continued from Monday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/07/2018 12:11:23 AM PST · by ransomnote · 1,741 replies ^ | 3/7/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to help answer the questions, "Who is Q?" and "Why read Q drops?". Is Trump Staging a Counter-Coup? [Q explained?]> Note: The above thread has...
  • Tide Pod Challenge' takes serious turn for college student

    01/21/2018 6:46:58 PM PST · by LukeL · 84 replies
    WABC ^ | 1/21/2018 | Staff.
    LOGAN, Utah (WABC) -- A dangerous social media stunt took a serious turn in Utah. A college student was hospitalized after ingesting a Tide Pod. Utah State University says it happened Saturday afternoon in a dorm. There is no word on the student's condition, but she was conscious after medics put her in an ambulance.
  • Toxic Chemical Researcher Wants Laundry Pods Banned For Good

    02/01/2018 9:15:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    Simplemost ^ | 2/1 | Kate Streit
    There were 10,570 injuries related to the consumption of laundry packs in 2017.Tide Pods have been making a lot of headlines lately—but not for their stain-cleaning power. Instead, the product has gained notoriety for the so-called “Tide Pod Challenge,” a disturbing phenomenon in which people film themselves eating the laundry detergent-filled packets. Needless to say, consuming the pods is not recommended, and eating them can cause a variety of health problems. Some companies, including several bakeries, have had fun with the strange fad, making donuts that resemble the colorful detergent pods. But not everyone thinks a lighthearted approach to the...
  • Donut Shop Sells Edible ‘Tide Pods’ in Light of Viral Online Challenge

    01/23/2018 1:54:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    WNCN ^ | January 20, 2018
    A Wichita donut chain used the latest social media stunt, called the Tide Pod challenge, to promote a new kind of donut Wednesday. The challenge involves people, mostly teenagers, eating the laundry capsules on video for others to see on social media. Hurts Donut joined in on the craze by selling the donut version of the laundry capsule. news-app-download-apple-350x50news-app-download-android-350x50 “We just kind of put out the post as just a funny alternative to a more serious topic,” said Trista Patterson, owner of Hurts Donut. “We see so much heavy stuff every day that we’re just putting a little lighter approach...
  • Teens Fall Ill After Eating Laundry Detergent, Then Post to Social Media

    01/12/2018 10:13:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 1/12 | Brandon Lopez
    A new social media challenge is going viral, but this time, it’s causing a health hazards to those participating. “The Tide POD Challenge” has many filming themselves chewing a Tide POD detergent packet and then posting their reactions to social media. But many health professionals advise against participating in this challenge, as it could cause some serious health complications. Tide detergent pods are small packages of highly concentrated laundry detergent replace traditional bottled laundry detergent. Bear Slices SW Florida Man's Face While Walking Dog The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported that more than 10,000 children five and younger...
  • Please Don’t Eat a Tide Pod, No Matter What the Memes Say

    01/04/2018 11:18:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Madison Malone Kircher
    Tide Pods contain detergent. For washing your clothes and your sheets. Not for eating. Doesn’t matter how much they look like a snack, or a candy, or an oversize Gushers. You shouldn’t eat them unless you’d like to, well, potentially die. A child might not know better, so you should probably keep them out of reach of little hands — these things have killed before — for safety. (Or just buy some boring, cheaper, non-pod detergent. It works better anyway.) If you, after all of this, are still looking at a Tide Pod and thinking, Maybe just a little bit...
  • Now You Can Get “Tide Pod” Conchas

    02/01/2018 12:46:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Remezcla ^ | 1/31
    Tide Pod – the colorful detergent capsules that are supposed to make laundry a cinch – have recently caused a ruckus after the youths started eating them. As part of the Tide Pod challenge, kids have taken a mouthful of the brightly colored detergent and shared the results online. As the dare became viral, Procter & Gamble (Tide’s parent company) and officials at poison centers have spoken out about the potentially deadly effects of ingesting the capsules. (And it’s really dangerous, so please don’t eat them.) But with the trend not yet slowing down, restaurateurs are here to remind people...
  • N.Y. Lawmakers Want to Make Tide Pods Look Less Edible

    02/07/2018 9:03:55 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Time ^ | 2/7/18
    New York state lawmakers want Tide to stop making its pods look so appealing. Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and Sen. Brad Hoylman proposed a bill Tuesday that would require Proctor & Gamble to individually wrap each pod and add warning labels to them, reports NBC New York. The lawmakers also want the pods to be made less colorful, claiming that their bright colors “can make them appealing to young children, adults with dementia, and those looking to take part in the internet trend known as ‘Tide Pod Challenge.’ That said, don’t expect a change anytime soon. Proctor & Gamble responded to...
  • More Than 1,000 People Have Eaten These Detergent Pods, And Chuck Schumer Was Almost One Of Them

    02/07/2018 4:04:49 PM PST · by Tea Party Terrorist · 81 replies
    Busines Insider ^ | Sep. 10, 2012
    “The incidents are skyrocketing. These pods were supposed to make household chores easier, not tempt our children to swallow harmful chemicals," the senator said. "I saw one on my staffer's desk and I wanted to eat it.”
  • Tide Pod Republicans

    02/10/2018 7:30:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | February 10, 2018 | Brian Darling
    I am worried that Republicans in Congress have been eating Tide Pods lately. Tide Pods can kill you and Republicans are in the process of killing the Republican Party with this latest budget agreement. There is no other explanation.What else explains the irrational and liberal policies that Republicans pushed in the latest budget agreement? This agreement is a complete sell-out of the pillar of the 2016 Republican Party platform, which reads in part:“Our national debt is a burden on our economy and families. The huge increase in the national debt demanded by and incurred during the current Administration has placed a...
  • The last joke is Tide Pods

    03/06/2018 9:47:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | Mar 3, 2018, 5:00pm EST | By Kaitlyn Tiffany
    The idea of ingesting a Tide Pod used to be a little bit funny. For example, when The New York Daily News printed a comment from Senator Chuck Schumer under a rudely ageist headline in September 2012. He had recently been informed that 40 children in New York City had eaten Tide Pods and received medical attention for eating Tide Pods in the preceding five months. And he said, mostly unprovoked, “I saw one on my staffer’s desk and I wanted to eat it.” It’s good in print and it’s better out loud. “I saw one on my staffer’s desk...
  • The Democrats as Russian Dupes, 2018 Edition

    03/05/2018 6:39:19 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5 Mar, 2018 | Noel S. Williams
    No wonder the Russian meddlers are laughing – the Dems are wittingly colluding in sowing discord through sleazy identity politics and by fostering extreme multiculturalism. Lacking substantive policy ideas, their main hope for electoral success is to divide and conquer. Russia is a major geopolitical adversary, which makes the Democrats the enemy within. The thread that binds our great tapestry of cultures was woven by our founding fathers "in order to form a more perfect union." Their system of checks and balances ensures that rationality and compromise establish a balance between our contradictory instincts of cooperation and competition. Their emphasis...
  • Villagers thought they killed a supernatural shape-shifter. It was an endangered Sumatran tiger.

    03/06/2018 11:06:14 AM PST · by BBell · 38 replies ^ | 4/6/18 | Lindsey Bever
    A Sumatran tiger hangs, dead and disemboweled, from a ceiling in a public hall in a remote village in northern Indonesia. A photograph shows the lifeless animal strapped to a wooden plank — and dozens of villagers crowded around to see it. It’s not certain why the critically endangered animal was slain Sunday in a village in North Sumatra, but local news reports say it had mauled at least one or two residents who had followed it to its lair — to determine whether it was a mythological, supernatural being.The Jakarta Post reported that superstitious villagers feared it was a...
  • Scientists developing cow-free milk that tastes like the real thing

    03/05/2018 6:09:28 PM PST · by ptsal · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/13/2014 | staff fox news
    Scientists at San Francisco-based biotech start-up Muufri -- (get it, moo free?) -- have developed a formula to re-create cow milk: six proteins for structure and function and eight fatty acids for flavor and richness, according to Muufri’s website. The milk product is also free of lactose and cholesterol and because it’s created in a lab, its seen as a sustainable alternative to traditional dairy cattle operations. According to Muufri, lactose is “partially indigestible by 75 percent of adults,” so the decision to leave it out creates a healthier product. Founders of Muufri, Ryan Pandya, Perumal Gandhi and Isha Datar,...
  • AG Jeff Sessions to make 'major sanctuary announcement' in Sacramento

    03/06/2018 12:53:20 PM PST · by Mariner · 107 replies
    KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | March 6th, 2018 | Sarah Heise
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is coming to Sacramento on Wednesday morning to make a "major sanctuary jurisdiction announcement," officials with the Department of Justice released Tuesday. The announcement will be happening at the 26th annual Law Enforcement Legislative Day hosted by the California Peace Officers' Association at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel next to the Golden 1 Center. Sessions' appearance in Sacramento comes a week after more than 150 people were arrested in California for being in the country illegally during a three-day sweep by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. About half of those arrested for...
  • 'Super Monster Wolf' a success in Japan farming trials

    03/06/2018 12:45:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    A robot wolf designed to protect farms has proved to be such a success in trials that it is going into mass production next month. The "Super Monster Wolf" is a 65cm-long, 50cm-tall robot animal covered with realistic-looking fur, featuring huge white fangs and flashing red eyes, Asahi Television reports. It's been designed to keep wild boar away from rice and chestnut crops, and was deployed on a trial basis near Kisarazu City in Japan's eastern Chiba prefecture last July. When it detects an approaching animal, its eyes light up and it starts to howl, Asahi TV says. Its manufacturers...
  • Podesta Threatens Jared Kushner on Twitter

    02/27/2018 7:09:03 PM PST · by katnip · 188 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/27/2018 | John Podesta
    I took this as a threat, as did many others on Twitter. Reported to Secret Service, FBI, DOJ etc. Not sure how to post properly (after all these years) but here goes "Seems like those “unnamed sources peddling second-hand hearsay with rank speculation that continue to leak inaccurate information,” came straight from 1600 Penn. Jared better start wearing his kevlar on his back."
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train 3/4/18 to 3/11/18)

    03/04/2018 11:51:25 AM PST · by TrumpTrain45 · 1,843 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | 4 March 2018 | DollyCali
    Trump announcesRunning 2020! Welcome all you deplorables to this week's edition of the Dose! This is EVERYTHING TRUMP. Administration, family, frustrations, joys, winning! We welcome your research, your commentary, your personal OT sharing and your presence. Even if you do not share a lot, just check in and say hi. Lurkers are welcome. Cretin of the week (above) Sheriff Israel and other gun grabbersusing baseless emotion Rather than logical responseJust go away losers! Covfefe baby Covfefe!Thank you Hope Hicks for your loyal service to POTUS ! Services for Billy Graham at US Capital (2-28-18) FAKEY, FLAKEY NEWS and loser...
  • North Korea Is Willing to Discuss Disarmament, Says South

    03/06/2018 12:19:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/6
    North Korea is willing to talk about getting rid of its nuclear weapons but only if its own safety can be guaranteed, South Korea says. The South says the subject was raised when its officials met with the North's leader, Kim Jong-un, in Pyongyang on Monday, during a rare visit. They said Mr Kim is also open to US talks, and would pause weapons testing. In previous programmes to halt its nuclear ambitions, the North has failed to keep its promises. The leaders of North and South Korea have also agreed to meet at a summit next month, Seoul's envoy...