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  • Colorado fires 2016 Coach of Year MacIntyre after 6 straight losses

    11/18/2018 12:15:07 PM PST · by C19fan
    AP ^ | November 18, 2018 | Arnie Melendrez Stapleton
    Colorado has fired coach Mike MacIntyre on Sunday with the Buffaloes on a six-game losing streak in his sixth season at the school, and two years after he won AP coach of the year. Athletic director Rick George said in a statement he informed MacIntyre that the coach would not return and then met with the coaching staff and players. George said he will name an interim head coach for Colorado's final game against California on Saturday. MacIntyre is due about $10 million from the five-year extension he signed after the 2016 season, when he was voted AP college football...
  • Dozens of House Republicans object to gay rights language in NAFTA replacement deal

    11/18/2018 12:03:35 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/16/2018 | Sean Higgins
    A group of 45 House Republican lawmakers wrote President Trump Friday stating that they were "deeply concerned" by the inclusion of "sexual orientation and and gender identity language" in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement on trade. The representatives said the inclusion was "inappropriate and insulting to our national sovereignty" and urged Trump to remove the language. The letter suggests the president may loose some key Republican support when the deal, which would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, comes before before Congress for approval next year. "A trade agreement is no place for the adoption of social policy," the GOP lawmakers wrote,...
  • The Plan to Sell Texas to Great Britain

    11/18/2018 11:01:36 AM PST · by cowpoke · 12 replies
    JSTOR Daily ^ | 11/7/2018 | Mark Sussman
    In 1841, Andrews hatched a plan to make his political and moral beliefs a lived reality: He would convince Great Britain to buy up all the land in Texas on the condition that they free Texas’s slaves. The idea was not as outlandish as it might sound. In 1833, Great Britain had done something similar in abolishing slavery on its plantations in the West Indies. There, slaveholders were paid a total of $20 million sterling in recompense for their lost property, though they retained the land. And Texas had already reached across the Atlantic for economic aid. The South Carolina...
  • A Nod to the Man Who Changed It All [History of the Schwinn Sting Ray (bicycle): 1963-]

    11/18/2018 10:53:43 AM PST · by ETL · 66 replies ^ | November 19, 2013 | Vernon Felton
    A Nod to the Man Who Changed It All Al Fritz took a risk and created a bike that had a huge ripple effect ..." After getting nearly taken out by a Japanese mortar in World War II, Al Fritz came home to the states and got a job at Schwinn as a welder. Fritz eventually worked his way off the floor and into management. In the early 60s, word spread from Los Angeles that kids were modifying old Schwinn frames—bolting on Ape Hanger bars and adding other accouterments from early choppers. Fritz made the kind of leap of logic...
  • Japan Train Operator Apologizes for Leaving Station 25 Seconds Early

    11/18/2018 10:21:35 AM PST · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    The Points Guy ^ | 11/17/18 | Katherine Fan
    In case anyone’s forgotten that Japan works very differently from most other places, a train company made a public apology this week after a train left the station 25 seconds early. The world fell apart when the train conductor, who thought his train was scheduled to leave Notogawa Station on Friday at 7:11, closed his commuter train doors one minute early, pulling out of the station 25 seconds ahead of the actual scheduled time of 7:12. The conductor realized his mistake before departing but didn’t see any waiting passengers on the platform, so he carried on with his early departure...
  • L.A. Woman (Doors)

    11/18/2018 9:27:33 AM PST · by Mariner · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 19th, 1971 | Jim Morrison
    Jim Morrison's homage to Los Angels. It used to be a great place. I figured appropriate in light of the devastating fires. Barely 3 months after release Jim Morrison was dead. And that was "The End" of one of the truly great bands of the 60's.
  • Mysterious interstellar object conundrum intensifies as NASA reveals it didn't originally see it

    11/18/2018 9:24:28 AM PST · by ETL · 43 replies ^ | Nov 17, 2018 | Chris Ciaccia | Fox News
    The mystery of Oumuamua, the first interstellar object ever spotted in our solar system, has taken a new, unexpected twist and it's from someone you might not expect – NASA. ..." Because of the varying degrees of brightness emanating from Oumuamua's surface, NASA suggests it is "highly elongated and probably less than half a mile (2,600 feet, or 800 meters) in its longest dimension."The intrigue of what Oumuamua is or isn't has picked up a considerably over the past few weeks, especially as some researchers have theorized that it could be an object from an extraterrestrial civilization.A study from the Harvard...
  • vanity - Newsome everywhere.

    11/18/2018 9:11:53 AM PST · by rey · 32 replies
    18 Nov 2018
    Has anyone noticed the deference paid Governor Elect Gavin Newsome? He is at every public event. As acting governor," he declared a state of emergency for the fire damaged area. Why would he have to act on this. Brown is still governor. He joined Brown and Trump touring fire damage. There is not a public event that he is not at. I have never seen anything like this. Trump, as President Elect, did not join in on conferences or the greetings of heads of state with Obama nor Obama with Bush. In fact, I have never seen an elected official,...
  • In 20 years we'll look back on rush to change kids' sex as one of the darkest chapters in medicine

    11/18/2018 9:06:23 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov. 17, 2018 | Bob Withers
    Let me be absolutely clear: I am in no doubt there are people who feel they are one gender while having the body of the other. Living with such constant, internal conflict is horrifying for many of those affected, and it should never be ignored. No one should seek to suppress another person’s genuinely held sexual orientation or gender identity. But the question we must ask ourselves today is this – how do we decide whose needs are genuine? And how, then, should we treat them? I have been a psychotherapist for more than 30 years and, in that time,...
  • “Old Coots” Set Up Table At Farmer’s Market to Give Free Life Advice

    A group of retired friends from Salt Lake City, Utah used to meet every Saturday at a friend’s deli, where they’d drink coffee and shoot the breeze. It was a nice way to spend retirement… until they all outlived their respective material...
  • Texas Roadhouse apologizes for asking breastfeeding mother to cover up

    11/18/2018 8:58:07 AM PST · by conservative98 · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 18, 2018 | Alexandra Deabler
    A Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Louisville, Ky., has apologized to a mother who was asked by a manager to cover up while she was breastfeeding her seven-week-old daughter. Sadie Durbin began nursing her infant daughter while she was dining at the American chain restaurant with her family, she wrote in a now-viral Facebook post, when a manager came over and told her to cover up. “David Mitchell, a manager at the Texas Roadhouse on Shelbyville Road, brought me a napkin and tried lying it over my 7 week old nursing infant's face as he explained that he had another patron...
  • NASCAR to crown Cup Series champion at season finale

    11/18/2018 8:57:42 AM PST · by McGruff · 19 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 11/18/2018
    NASCAR’s Cup Series champion will be decided Sunday when title contenders Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. take the green flag at the season finale. The highest finisher among the four at Homestead-Miami Speedway will earn the trophy. The other 36 drivers in the 40-car field are likely to stay mostly out of the way. Busch is the 2015 champion and has momentum from winning last week at Phoenix. He also has the most coveted pit stall thanks to a controversial decision Saturday.
  • Tennessee Viewfinders for the Colorblind | TN Travel

    11/18/2018 8:46:24 AM PST · by Yardstick · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 1, 2017 | TN Dept. of Tourism Development
    Very poignant video ad produced by the Tennessee Department of Tourism. Apparently TN has installed special viewfinders at various scenic overlooks that enable the colorblind to see the view in color. The reactions as they see the fall leaves in color for the first time are really moving. Enjoy!
  • Some advice for those returning to rebuild in the California fire zones.

    11/18/2018 7:59:00 AM PST · by Dupin · 35 replies
    Just a little advice: First, put in an underground fire shelter about 20 feet down. There are companies out there which make very good ones from just the smaller shelters up to the kind one can live in for years if they had to and a couple of hundred thousand dollars added on to rebuilding is a small price to pay for the safety and security those things provide. Imagine simply going underground instead of evacuating to wait a fire out in comfort since one can get power generators as part of the deal. Build a monolithic dome home instead...
  • Number of Witches in U.S. on the Rise, May Surpass 1.5 Million

    11/18/2018 7:51:47 AM PST · by Simon Green · 60 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/16/18 | Michael W Chapman
    A report in the Christian Post contends that the number of witches (and Wiccans) has dramatically increased since the 1990s, to the degree that there may be at least 1.5 million witches in the United States, which is higher than the 1.4 million mainline Presbyterians. "[T]he practice of witchcraft has grown significantly in recent decades; those who identify as witches has risen concurrently with the rise of the 'witch aesthetic,'" reported the Christian Post in October, citing data from Quartz, a Trinity College study, and the Pew Research Center. Between 1990 and 2008, the number of Wiccans in the United...
  • Browns want to interview Condoleezza Rice for head-coaching job

    11/18/2018 7:51:05 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 18, 2018 | Adam Schefter
    Browns general manager John Dorsey said last week that he was opening to hiring a woman as Cleveland's next head coach, and there is one prominent name on the team's wish list to interview. The Browns would like to interview former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for their head-coaching job, a league source tells ESPN. If the Browns follow through on it, Rice would become the first woman ever to interview for an NFL head-coaching job. Cleveland's interest in interviewing Rice comes at a time when women recently have moved into decision-making roles in men's professional sports. The Spurs hired...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    11/18/2018 7:45:15 AM PST · by cowpoke · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/18/2018 | myself
    Faron Young - What Can He Do (1958)
  • What machine techs said they saw in bungled Florida recount will floor you

    11/18/2018 7:40:30 AM PST · by · 38 replies
    Bizpac review ^ | November 18, 2018 | Samantha Chang
    The Titanic failure that is the Florida recount has yielded 3,000 missing votes, machine breakdowns, and 80,000 "new" votes in liberal Broward County. But the hits keep on coming. It was reported last week that a team of technicians had to be flown in to fix Palm Beach County's tallying machines. What you didn’t hear was how one technician witnessed an election worker jamming a paper clip into one of the vote-counting machines in order to slow it down. "That, in turn, caused a short circuit." "its technicians had witnessed Palm Beach County elections workers, apparently worried that one of...
  • Mickey Mouse turns 90: Iconic character celebrated in huge new NY exhibition (tr)

    11/18/2018 7:33:27 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 18, 2018 | DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC
    The word ‘mouse’ and ‘juggernaut’ are not usually used in the same sentence, but there is one that defies diminutive description, and, indeed, is a colossal figure: Mickey Mouse. And so, it is apt that a new exhibition in New York City celebrating the iconic character’s 90th anniversary is large as well: 16,000 square feet and ten rooms. ‘Mickey: The True Original Exhibition’ has the warmth of nostalgia coupled with fresh artistic takes on a cartoon character that has become one of the most recognized symbols – the three black overlapping circles of his head – around the world. The...
  • Vanity - Scott, Rubio, DeSantis, Mast, Florida needs voting revamp immediately!!!

    11/18/2018 7:29:40 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 30 replies
    Governor elect, Ron DeSantis, Senator elect, Rick Scott, Senator, Marco Rubio, Congressman, Brian Mast, the entire Florida State legislature needs to revamp the entire voting system from A-Z..period. The first move must be the immediate firing of the two 100% incompetent and cheating Democrat Party, Election Supervisors in Broward & Palm Beach Counties. The entire state is a waste when it comes to voting and voting controls. the state is filled withou unqualified non-citizen voters and ongoing frauds within the Mail-In, Early voting process. I could come up to Tallahassee and fix the entire mess in one week by using...