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  • Are Collins, Flake, and Murkowski really this clueless?

    09/23/2018 3:16:13 AM PDT · by guitar Josh · 60 replies
    Not one single person Ford named at the party has remotely verified a thing she said. Everyone has contradicted her, so how can they believe anything else she says? I just can't figure out what it is they need to see to realize that this is just a huge farce. Ford has no credibility, and might have a serious mental illness. The only thing I can think of that is holding up the votes is at least one of the 3 is refusing to vote yes until Ford testifies, although I have no idea how she can gain credibility.
  • Why Dolce & Gabbana’s founders are laughing at their haters

    09/22/2018 9:38:40 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/22/2018 | Merle Ginsberg
    Dolce & Gabbana’s runway show at Milan Fashion Week has long been a hot ticket. After all, the brand is known for dressing the world’s sexiest women: Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, Beyoncé. Just don’t expect to see Selena Gomez at Sunday’s event. In June, the blog Catwalk Italia posted on its Instagram account a collage of Gomez in five red dresses — including a Dolce & Gabbana frock from 2011 — prompting designer Stefano Gabbana to post in the comments: “È proprio brutta!!!” Translation? “She’s really ugly.” Among those who rushed to Gomez’s defense was Miley Cyrus, who wrote...
  • Stray Mama Cat Leads Woman to Save Her Kitten Trapped In Storm Drain...

    09/22/2018 9:36:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 17NOV17 | Amy Bojo
    A stray momma cat led a woman to a storm drain so she could help her save her kitten who was trapped inside.Meet Mama Rayne! Here Kitty Kitty RescueLast Thursday Lisa was walking in her work parking lot when she saw a cat running up to her, meowing. The kitty kept signaling the woman as if she was trying to tell her something. She followed the cat who led her all the way to a tiny drain up by the building. "When Lisa got close to the drain, she could hear a kitten down the hole frantically crying. Because...
  • What Is Hillary Clinton Thinking?

    09/22/2018 8:39:08 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/22/2108 | Kyle Smith
    When Homer Simpson looks in the mirror, he sees ripped chest muscles and arms like the trunks of beech trees. When Hillary Clinton looks in the mirror, she sees America’s sweetheart. She thinks: America adores me. She thinks: America already chose me to be president once! She thinks: Everyone is comparing me with Donald Trump and realizing I’m a better choice. She is hoping for a call that will never come: an earnest, sobbing plea from the Democratic party to be their standard bearer in 2020. How else to explain Clinton’s latest media blitzkrieg? You’d think she’d be in Jimmy...
  • Hillary Clinton Would Now Beat Donald Trump by a Landslide, Poll Says

    09/22/2018 8:35:24 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 99 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Emily Zogbi
    A survey shows that if the 2016 presidential election were held today Hillary Clinton would win the popular vote. The American Barometer was conducted by Hill.TV and the polling company HarrisX. Based on the responses, the poll found that 36 percent of voters would vote for Trump again while 44 percent would vote for Clinton. 4 percent said they would vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2 percent said they would vote for Jill Stein of the Green Party. Other options allowed respondents to choose not to vote in this hypothetical situation, to decline to vote, or choose someone else....
  • Children waiting more than six months for NHS dental treatment soars 52pc in three years

    09/22/2018 7:23:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies ^ | June 16, 2018 | Laura Donnelly
    The number of children waiting more than six months for NHS dental treatment has risen by 52  per cent in three years, new figures show. Labour said there had been a “completely unacceptable” deterioration in child dental care as it revealed the findings. The statistics from Freedom of Information requests show that children are waiting an average of two weeks more for operations, compared with 2013. In the worst performing trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, children waited an average of 253 days for treatment. Overall, the findings show a 15 per cent increase over three years in...
  • Just Breaking.... Talk About Delay

    09/22/2018 6:11:57 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 48 replies
    22 Sept 18 | hapnHAL
    Delay, Delay, Delay ?? Talk about delay…. Christine Blasey Ford stated she is afraid to fly to DC and she doesn’t want to drive. New rumor has it that she is willing to take a Cruise Ship ! Talk about delay….
  • FLEETWOOD MAC Monday Morning (live)

    09/22/2018 5:48:56 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    yuotube ^ | 9/22/2018 | youtube
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  • Rihanna appointed as ambassador by Barbados ("Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary")

    09/22/2018 1:32:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies ^ | 9/22/18 | BBC
    Singer Rihanna has said she "couldn't be more proud" after being given a new ambassadorial role by the government of Barbados. The artist, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was named "Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary" for her home country on Thursday. The role involves promoting education, tourism and investment. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said she was honoured to confer the title.
  • VIDEO: Raccoon scales Ocean City building before jumping down, running off

    09/22/2018 1:27:51 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Fox 29 ^ | September 22, 2018
    A man on vacation in Ocean City, New Jersey captured incredible video of a raccoon scaling the side of a building and climbing several stories. Micha Rea, a South Carolina resident, was walking the boardwalk with friends when he says they spotted the raccoon roughly nine stories up on the side of a building. Rea broke out his camera and started recording. He films the raccoon holding onto the wall of an apartment complex, before showing the group of people who had gathered, including animal control. By the time the camera turns back to the raccoon, the critter has decided...
  • They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

    09/22/2018 11:59:23 AM PDT · by ETL · 14 replies ^ | Sept 22, 2018 | Meghan Bartels, Senior Writer
    The suspense is over: Two tiny hopping robots have successfully landed on an asteroid called Ryugu — and they've even sent back some wild postcards from their new home. The tiny rovers are part of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa2 asteroid sample-return mission. Engineers with the agency deployed the robots early Friday (Sept. 21), but JAXA waited until today (Sept. 22) to confirm the operation was successful and both rovers made the landing safely. The rovers are part of the MINERVA-II1 program, and are designed to hop along the asteroid's surface, taking photographs and gathering data. In fact, one of the...
  • How the octopus got its smarts

    09/22/2018 9:37:26 AM PDT · by ETL · 40 replies
    Cosmos Magazine ^ | September 17, 2018
    Did the octopus evolve its unique intelligence by playing fast and free with the genetic code? Elizabeth Finkel investigates -BIG snip- How did the octopus get so smart? Some 400 million years ago, cephalopods – creatures named for the fact that their heads are joined to their feet – ruled the oceans. They feasted on shrimp and starfish, grew to enormous sizes like the six-metre long Nautiloid, Cameroceras, and used their spiral-shaped shells for protection and flotation. Then the age of fishes dawned, dethroning cephalopods as the top predators. Most of the spiral-shelled species became extinct; modern nautilus was one...
  • Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 11/9' And 'Life Itself' Bomb At Friday Box Office

    09/22/2018 8:38:00 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 22, 2018 | Scott Mendelson
    [Snip] So, in that sense, it’s no surprise that Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 tanked in its whopping 1,719 theater wide release debut. [Snip] folks are even less likely to flock to an openly political documentary, and frankly even those on the left don’t necessarily want to pay to see a 125-minute crash course of the current horrors of the day. I’d gladly pay triple the ticket price to see a version of the movie without you-know-who babbling incoherently. I’d argue that Moore’s motives in making the movie were less about spreading the word through its contents than in using the...
  • An Informal Poll - Women Only (sorry guys!)

    09/22/2018 7:41:05 AM PDT · by blu · 57 replies
    This is an formal survey. Gents, you'll see why it's women only. Ladies, it doesn't matter if you believe Dr. Ford or not. Do you think she is asking for extra special handling because she is a woman? Do you think she is being treated differently because she is a woman? You can say if you believe her or not, but the real questions are above.
  • This ice-covered Icelandic volcano may emit more CO2 than all Iceland volcanoes combined

    09/22/2018 7:32:31 AM PDT · by ETL · 20 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | Sept 21, 2018 | Sid Perkins
    Actual title: "This ice-covered Icelandic volcano may emit more carbon dioxide than all of the country’s other volcanoes combined" Despite being mostly smothered by a glacier averaging 200 meters thick, one of Iceland’s largest and most active volcanoes still manages to belch surprisingly large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, new research reveals. To help lift the veil on Katla (center right, above), which lies near the southernmost tip of Iceland, researchers flew a sensor-laden aircraft around the peak at low altitude three times in 2016 and 2017. At some points near the volcano, CO2 levels were about...
  • Grandpa Comes to Shelter to Brush Cats and Kittens and Falls Asleep with Them Every Day for 6 Months

    09/22/2018 5:53:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 39 replies
    Love Meow ^ | 18sep18 | Amy Bojo
    Grandpa Comes to Shelter to Brush Cats and Kittens and Falls Asleep with Them Every Day for 6 Months Terry from Wisconsin came to Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wisconsin six months ago, and he just kept coming back. When he returned, he didn't come empty-handed. Safe Haven Pet SanctuaryHe brought his very own trusty brush so he could help groom the feline residents there, but little did he know that his regularly visits quickly became an adorable fixture at the sanctuary. When Terry heard about the cage-free, no-kill cat shelter, which specializes in rescuing kitties with...
  • Senator Grassley

    09/22/2018 5:46:27 AM PDT · by Plain and Simple · 41 replies
    I have heard that Mitch McConnell doesn't need the committee's recommendation and he can take the vote directly to the full senate. Is this true?
  • Trump packs supporters in at MEGA/MAGA rallies in Las Vegas & Springfield, MO.

    09/22/2018 5:42:31 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 20 replies
    Get ready folks....there is much more to come. POTUS, Donald J. Trump has begun his noted multi campaign rally trek for the upcoming Mid-Term Elections (Election Day, November 6, 2018). If the two Rallies held this week, Las Vegas/Springfield, MO, are any indication of what is to come in the next few months, we are in for many large treats of political delight on the path to Election Day, 2018. Trump turns the folks out in MEGA numbers. These two massive rallies turned out over 40,000 Trump supporters, if not more. Thousands of potential rally attendees could not get into...
  • Senator Grassley

    09/22/2018 5:20:52 AM PDT · by Plain and Simple · 88 replies
    How many of you agree that Senator Grassley should step down because of his continued incompetence?
  • After Watching Debate New Nickname for "Beto" Sham O'Rourke

    09/22/2018 3:55:45 AM PDT · by Saveourcountry · 50 replies
    After watching Ted Cruz wipe the floor with "Beto" O'Rouke during the debate, it was striking to me about how huge a fraud this guy "Beto" really is. First, he has the fake nickname to make him sound Latino. After watching him last night it was apparent that he has studied Barack Obama's speech patterns and was doing an imitation of him. He tried to say that he wanted to work with Republicans and the President after all of his extreme left votes in the house are right there for us all to see. He is a sham all the...