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  • Lawyers for Muslim cop who killed unarmed woman call for autopsy to see if victim was on Ambien

    07/22/2017 2:31:41 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Jul 22, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Like so many Muslims before him, it looks as if Mohamed Noor has opted to defend himself by blaming the victim. According to, “Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. Zolpidem affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with sleep problems insomnia). Ambien is used to treat insomnia….Ambien may impair your thinking or reactions….Some people using this medicine have engaged in activity such as driving, eating, walking, making phone calls, or having sex and later having no memory of the activity.” That Noor’s lawyers would choose this scurrilous course of action is astounding,...
  • I was attacked with a glass bottle because of my MAGA hat

    07/22/2017 1:05:23 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 9 replies ^ | 7/22/17 | By Dean Balsamini
    I was attacked with a glass bottle because of my MAGA hat When a Brooklyn man was attacked with a broken bottle in a Manhattan bar over his “Make America Great Again” hat, fellow Trump supporter Dr. Joseph Pober had his back — and his face. The Park Avenue plastic surgeon was so troubled by the July 7 beatdown that he fixed Jovanni Valle’s face for free. “This is something that had to be done. When I heard about this I was shocked,” Pober told The Post. “It’s freedom of speech that is being attacked and assaulted. … I can’t...
  • Chaos in Minneapolis: Angry protesters shut down mayor’s press conference as police chief RESIGNS...

    07/22/2017 1:05:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 22, 2017 | Valerie Edwards For
    FULL TITLE: Chaos in Minneapolis: Angry protesters shut down mayor’s press conference as police chief RESIGNS over death of bride-to-be Justine Damond at hands of 'startled' cop Just hours after the Minneapolis police chief was forced to resign on Friday over the fatal shooting of an Australian woman, outraged protesters took over the mayor's City Hall press conference and called for her resignation. 'We do not want you as our mayor!' a protester yelled at Mayor Betsy Hodges, who asked for the resignation of Police Chief Janeé Harteau following the police-involved shooting death of Justine Damond on Saturday night. 'You...
  • Magic Bots: Vine-Inspired Robots Can Grow on Demand

    07/22/2017 12:15:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | July 21, 2017 03:08pm ET | Charles Q. Choi
    Robots that mimic ivy vines can grow thousands of times their original lengths at speeds faster than the average person can run, a new study finds. The new soft, flexible robots could one day be used in tight situations, such as to slither through rubble or snake inside the human body... The newly developed robot is made of soft, flexible polyethylene, the most common plastic in the world. It grows from its tip via internal air pressure, which pushes plastic tubing stored at its base up through the core of its body. The robot is initially about 11 inches (28...
  • Vagisil's #VaginaChallenge (barf alert/warning)

    07/22/2017 10:00:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 82 replies ^ | July 22, 2017 | Vagisil
    Real talk: 35% of women are uncomfortable saying the word vagina. It’s time to stop the shame and start the conversation. We officially challenge you to fight the stigma around women’s health—by using the word ‘vagina’ proudly, without shame. For every #VaginaChallenge video shared, Vagisil will donate $5 (to a max of $25,000) to support access to women’s wellness programs.
  • Costa Concordia Captain Heads to Prison as Italy Upholds Conviction (May 2017)

    07/22/2017 9:59:00 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | May 12, 2017 | Reuters
    FILE PHOTO: Captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner Francesco Schettino looks on during a break of his trial in Grosseto February 9, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi/File Picture Reuters By Crispian Balmer ROME, May 12 (Reuters) – The former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday by Italy’s highest court for his role in the 2012 shipwreck, which killed 32 people off the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio. Francesco Schettino was originally found guilty in 2015 of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning his passengers. Friday’s ruling marked the end of the...
  • Man dies after his vehicle carrying 2,000 pounds of missing railway plates overturns

    07/22/2017 9:25:30 AM PDT · by csvset · 53 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 21 July 2017 | Jeff Hampton
    Man dies after his vehicle carrying 2,000 pounds of missing railway plates overturns By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot Jul 21, 2017 Updated 13 hrs ago AULANDER, N.C. A man died Tuesday after he lost control of his vehicle loaded with more than 100 railway plates missing from a work area. Tarris Lamont Wilkins, 40, of Windsor, died at the scene about 7 a.m. on Brick Mill Road north of Windsor, said 1st Sgt. Rodney Sawyer of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The 1995 Ford Explorer was loaded with more than 100 rail plates weighing about 2,000 pounds, he said....

    07/22/2017 9:15:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    youtu ^ | Jul 8, 2017 | The Kbn1
    Technical explanation of varios interconnects from hardware vendors focusing on AMD's answer to manufacturing problems with LARGE monothic chips which have low yield with the latest lithography fabrication methods.INFINITY FABRIC - WHY ITS AMD'S BEST WEAPON AGAINST MOORE'S LAW
  • 'We were at Dunkirk, too' say French furious at being written out of film epic

    07/22/2017 9:06:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 173 replies ^ | July 22, 2017 13:11 BST | Isabelle Gerretsen
    Around 30,000 French troops held back Nazi divisions near the city of Lille to protect their allies during the evacuation code-named Operation Dynamo. Renowned French film critic Jacques Mandelbaum called Nolan "witheringly impolite" and slammed the director's "deplorable indifference" towards his country's contribution to the epic evacuation. "Where in the film are the 120,000 French soldiers who were also evacuated from Dunkirk? Where are the 40,000 who sacrificed themselves to defend the city against a superior enemy in weaponry and numbers?" he asked in his review in French newspaper Le Monde.
  • MD11 Turbulent Weather Landing Cockpit View

    07/22/2017 8:44:09 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7-22-17 | JR
    You can hear the "Star Trek" voice emergency system giving altitude notifications moment by moment.
  • Vanity.. History of Beer & the Wheel

    07/22/2017 8:40:57 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 4 replies
    An email | Unknown 2 Me
    The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. Beer required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer and vice versa. These two were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct...
  • UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum, Live Thread

    07/22/2017 7:33:02 AM PDT · by Impy · 3 replies
    Prelims (6 eastern) and Main Card (8 eastern) on free tv, Fox broadcast network. Former Middleweight Champ Chris Weidman v. Kelvin Gastelum in the main event. Also Dennis Bermudez vs. Darren Elkins, Patrick Cummins vs. Gian Villante
  • WW2 Luftwaffe fighter ace flies in RAF Spitfire for the first time

    07/22/2017 7:00:32 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | June 28, 2017 | Telegraph Reporters
    A German Second World War pilot has made his maiden voyage in a Spitfire seven decades after he flew for the Luftwaffe. Hugo Broch, 95, who last flew in 1960, took to the skies above Kent on Tuesday as a passenger in a British TR9 MJ627 Spitfire. Born on January 6 1922, Broch is a former Messerschmitt 109 fighter pilot and Luftwaffe ace. During his career, Broch flew 324 combat missions and shot down 81 enemy aircraft on the Eastern Front, including 18 Soviet Sturmoviks. His score included twelve double victories and three triple victories.
  • Shakespeare may have been gay, says artistic director of RSC [Royal Shakespeare Company] [ed]

    07/22/2017 2:28:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 21, 2017 | Staff
    William Shakespeare may have been gay, the artistic director the Royal Shakespeare Company has suggested, and directors can no longer hide the sexuality of his homosexual characters.
  • Judge Offers Inmates Reduced Sentences in Exchange for Vasectomy

    07/21/2017 11:02:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    nbc ^ | Jul 21 2017, 2:56 pm ET
    Judge Sam Benningfield signed a standing order, which permitted inmates to have their sentences shortened by 30 days in exchange for the sterilizing procedure. Female inmates can also get the birth control implant Nexplanon, which prevents pregnancy for four years, for the same sentence reduction. ... “Offering a so-called ‘choice’ between jail time and coerced contraception or sterilization is unconstitutional," Hedy Weinberg, ACLU-TN executive director, said in a statement. ... Since the program began, 32 women have received the birth control implant and 38 men have agreed to have a vasectomy, News Channel 5 reported. It was not immediately clear...
  • “Racist” Finnish Bus Driver Fired for Calling Out Somali Fare-Dodger

    07/21/2017 9:32:59 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 21 Jul, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    When a young Somali woman got on a bus in Finland, she told the driver that she had bought a ticket earlier, but her phone battery had died so she couldn’t show it. When the driver saw through her subterfuge, the Muslima asked if she could pay for the ticket now. He said, no, you lied before, get off my bus. And he recorded the whole thing on his own phone. After the incident, the driver had the misfortune to encounter two official manifestations of Politically Correct Multiculturalism: (1) His superiors did not back up his actions, and in fact...

    07/21/2017 9:08:26 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 43 replies
    freerepublic | JULY 21, 2017 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Trump owns Here's why.

    07/21/2017 7:55:44 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 7/20/2017 | Ben Collins
    Can't copy. Sorry.
  • During Obama’s Presidency Wealth Inequality has Increased and Poverty Levels are Higher

    07/21/2017 7:32:13 PM PDT · by RC one · 10 replies
    CounterPunch ^ | February 26, 2016 | Rick Baum
    Troubling and significant statistics produced by the government indicate important facts about our political system and its priorities. Unfortunately, these statistics often get little coverage in the media. What coverage is provided usually only focuses on the current year and might include comparison with the previous year. Two such sets of government statistics cover wealth distribution and poverty. These statistics have a margin of error and do not account for the up and down fluctuations in the economy nor changing historical conditions or limitations of what any president can do. What is perhaps most critical are the trends. These trends...
  • List of surviving DuMont Television Network broadcasts

    07/21/2017 7:20:42 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    wikipedia ^ | 1950 | wikipedia
    The DuMont Television Network was launched in 1946 and ceased broadcasting in 1956. Allen DuMont, who created the network, preserved most of what it produced in kinescope format. By 1958, however, much of the library had been destroyed to recover the silver content.[1] Most of whatever survived was loaded onto three trucks and dumped into Upper New York Bay in the mid-1970s.[2][3] Since then, there has been extensive research on which DuMont programs have episodes extant. Due to the possibilities that various unknown collectors may be in possession of programs and/or episodes not listed here, and that the sources below...