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  • CNN's Angela Rye Compares Obama to Jesus

    Barack Obama isn’t even in office anymore but Democrats are still pining for their long lost savior. Liberal commentator and former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus Angela Rye bemoaned this fact on Anderson Cooper 360 Monday night. After discussing Congressman Devin Nunes’ comments about the investigation into Trump’s wiretapping claims, Rye expressed outrage that the media wasn’t talking about other issues, instead of talking about “something that didn’t happen.” After conservative commentator Mary Katharine Ham expressed that she had “no chill” for any administration wiretapping any individual, Rye jumped in to tie this back to racism and how...
  • Baltimore SWAT: “I Want You To Walk In There And Kill This Guy”

    03/29/2017 4:53:31 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 29 Mar, 2017 | Bob Owens
    A dramatic incident unfolded during a hostage standoff in Baltimore when a SWAT officer was told by his supervisor to walk into a room and execute a hostage taker. The sergeant’s instructions are unequivocal. “I want you to walk in there and kill this guy,” he tells the shooter, Zachary Wein, who is a 14-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, and an eight-year veteran of the SWAT team. “He’s high on drugs. He can kill the girl at any second,” the sergeant, who police officials declined to identify by name, continues. “I don’t see any need for less lethal.”...
  • 23 year old is a real Crack Shot

    03/29/2017 4:30:46 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 12 replies
    AL.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Ashley Remkus
    It's not yet clear whether the owner wants it back, but Limestone County authorities recovered a stolen gun when it fell from an inmate's body cavity during a search at the jail.
  • Here's why BlackRock is throwing in the towel on human stock picking and using robots

    03/29/2017 2:53:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/29/2017 | Michael Santoli
    BlackRock's move this week to replace dozens of fund managers and analysts with robotic stock-selection tools reflects a powerful and somewhat puzzling feature of today's market: No one does stock picking anymore, it's too crowded. Yogi Berra's paradoxical quip about an unfashionably congested restaurant applies to the traditional Wall Street pursuit of selecting the best stocks. And even the world's largest asset manager, with $5 trillion under its control, is not insulated from the pressure. Wall Street firms caught in the middle of these movements have been generating pointed research on these trends for institutional clients, as both the "sell...
  • Report: Selfie-taking teens killed after being hit by plane in Mexico

    03/29/2017 2:36:33 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 03/29/2017 | By Kelsey Bradshaw, mySA.com /
    Two teenage girls were posing for selfies when they were killed by a plane in Mexico earlier this week, according to media reports. El Diario de Chihuahua said Monday that Nitzia Mendoza Corral, 18, and Clarissa Morquecho Miranda, 17, were hit while standing on the plane's landing strip after leaving a horse race March 26 in Chínipas, Chihuahua. The publication reported that the pair could not hear the plane coming because nearby horse races were so loud. The teens were hit in the head by one of the plane's wings, according to the outlet. On Facebook, a woman who appears...
  • Man with quadriplegia employs injury bridging technologies to move again -- just by thinking

    03/29/2017 1:23:49 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 2 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 3/28/17 | Case Western Reserve University
    Bill Kochevar grabbed a mug of water, drew it to his lips and drank through the straw. His motions were slow and deliberate, but then Kochevar hadn't moved his right arm or hand for eight years. And it took some practice to reach and grasp just by thinking about it. Kochevar, who was paralyzed below his shoulders in a bicycling accident, is believed to be the first person with quadriplegia in the world to have arm and hand movements restored with the help of two temporarily implanted technologies. A brain-computer interface with recording electrodes under his skull, and a functional...
  • Hitler gets mad at Al Gore's global warming hypocrisy

    03/29/2017 1:23:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfr37Xn9IL8
  • NEW HUMA ABEDIN EMAILS REVEAL ADDITIONAL INSTANCES OF CLINTON SENDING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION(tr)

    03/29/2017 12:44:08 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 29 replies
    Full title : NEW HUMA ABEDIN EMAILS REVEAL ADDITIONAL INSTANCES OF CLINTON SENDING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION THROUGH UNSECURED EMAILS, SPECIAL FAVORS FOR CLINTON DONORS (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today released 1,184 pages of State Department records, including previously unreleased Hillary Clinton email exchanges, revealing additional instances of Abedin and Hillary Clinton sending classified information through unsecured email accounts and contributors being given special access to the former secretary of state. The emails, were obtained in response to a court order from a May 5, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department after it failed to...
  • Sweden: Man charged with assault for eating bacon too close to Muslim women

    03/29/2017 12:40:13 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 33 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 03/29/2017 | Christine Williams
    A Swedish man is facing charges in court after being accused of eating bacon too closely to a group of veiled Muslim women and calling them derogatory names. The incident occurred in the Swedish capital of Stockholm over the weekend. The Swedish man, who has not been named by media or the police, is said to have approached the Muslim women who were wearing Islamic veils on a train while he was eating bacon and dangled the bacon in front of their faces, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports. According to the report, the women got up to find seating elsewhere and...
  • ROLLINS COLLEGE DRAMA CONTINUES

    03/29/2017 12:35:18 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 10 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 03/29/2017 | Bill Donohue
    Yesterday, we addressed news reports about a Rollins College student, Marshall Polston, who was suspended following an exchange with his professor, Areeje Zufari. It is claimed that Zufari punished Polston after he disagreed with her comments saying Jesus was not crucified and his apostles did not believe he was divine. Rollins suspended Polston citing threats that he made. •Keen says the student was not suspended for his “disagreements with the professor, or these classroom activities.” Rather, “it was related to a ‘different’ incident with a student.” No details were given. •In her story in the Orlando Sentinel, Russon says the...
  • NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY – March 29

    03/29/2017 12:22:41 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 16 replies
    HISTORY U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., introduced legislation in 2017 to honor Vietnam Veterans with a day on the anniversary of the withdrawal of military units from South Vietnam. President Donal Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Day Act on March 28, 2017, calling for U.S. flags to be flown for those who served on March 29.
  • Uranus Smells Like Farts

    03/29/2017 12:09:00 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 41 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 4/29/2017 | Ryan F. Mandelbaum
    Uranus Smells Like FartsScientists have lots of questions about Uranus. Why does Uranus look the way it does, why did Uranus form the way it did, why does Uranus differ so much from other gas giants, like Jupiter and Saturn? But I had a more important question. What does Uranus smell like? The question is actually harder to answer than it seems—it’s unlikely we’d ever be able to sniff Uranus. “It’s so cold that there’s not much” in the way of the compounds that we can smell, Jonathan Fortney, director of the Other Worlds Laboratory at the University of California,...
  • Document: SS Chief Wished Mufti in 1943 ‘Victory Against the Jewish Invaders’

    03/29/2017 12:03:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | March 29, 2017
    In a rare 1943 telegram found in the archives of Israel’s National Library (reported by the Israel’s National Library blog Hasafranim), Heinrich Himmler – Reichsfuhrer-SS, head of the Gestapo and the Waffen-SS, Nazi Minister of the Interior from 1943 to 1945 and organizer of the mass murder of Jews in the Third Reich – writes the Jerusalem Grand Mufi Haj Amin al-Husseini: “To the Grand Mufti Amin al-Husseini, Advertisement “The great National-Socialist movement of Great Germany has, from its inception, carried the flag of the struggle against world Jewry. “For this reason, it has closely monitored the struggle of the...
  • Trump Is a Chinese Agent

    03/29/2017 11:56:12 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | Mar 29, 2017 | Thomas L. Friedman
    The big story everyone is chasing is whether President Trump is a Russian stooge. Wrong. That’s all a smoke screen. Trump is actually a Chinese agent. He is clearly out to make China great again. Just look at the facts. [] Trump took his Make China Great campaign to a new level on Tuesday by rejecting the science on climate change and tossing out all Obama-era plans to shrink our dependence on coal-fired power. Trump also wants to weaken existing mileage requirements for U.S.-made vehicles. Stupid.
  • Biological Male Transgender Volleyball Player Made Eligible to Compete in Women’s Volleyball

    03/29/2017 11:48:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 29, 2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    So, stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Biological male who decides he’s a woman, gets permission to compete in women’s athletics, and then proceeds to use his natural physical advantages to dominate all the biological females. Okay, don’t stop me.
  • Why Repeal and Replace? Why Not An Alternative Plan?

    03/29/2017 11:45:51 AM PDT · by ExpatCanuck · 36 replies
    Vanity
    Why repeal and replace? Why not just create a new alternate plan and allow people to enroll in one or the other? Obama care will collapse under its own weight quickly. Let that be its legacy. No tweaking, or changes, just leave it as is and let it die on the vine. Changing it piece meal gives the opponents opportunity to perpetually blame every future problem with it on the changes the Republicans made. Create a new plan that achieves the goals, leave the old one for anyone stupid enough to want it.
  • VANITY - Keeping up with the First Lady

    03/29/2017 11:40:51 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 18 replies
    03/29/2017 | Self
    Since the MSM hates our lovely first lady, one would be led to believe that she's completely inactive... so, I thought I would provide some updates as to what she's been doing. Meeting with first lady of Japan 2/11/2017: Hosting Mrs. Netanyahu in the WH 02/15/2107: At the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History 02/15/2017: 02/28/2017 Spent much of the day with Governors' Association attendees' spouses, and participated in signing of "Closing the gender gap" in STEM bill: Children's health event 03/01/2017: World book day 03/02/2017: International Women's Day 03/08/2017: Hosted Senators and their wives at event at WH...
  • This 240-Rocket Semi Truck Means Business

    03/29/2017 10:42:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | March 28, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    Sometimes one or two rockets just won't do, and you need 239 or 240. That's the thinking behind the Jobari Defense Systems Multiple Cradle Launcher (MCL). Developed in the United Arab Emirates, MCL can ripple fire more than two hundred rockets at some unfortunate target, saturating an area with tens of thousands of lethal steel balls. The MCL consists of an Oshkosh Defense 6×6 Heavy Equipment Transporter—known in the US Army as the M1070 HET. The M1070 is used by the Army to haul Abrams tanks, and towards that end has eight wheels and a 700 horsepower Caterpillar six cylinder...
  • President Trump dumps his Android phone for an Apple iPhone

    03/29/2017 10:33:27 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | March 29, 2017
    According to Dan Scavino, White House Director of Social Media, President Trump has now switched from some random unsecured Android phone (possibly a Samsung Galaxy model) to a real Apple iPhone. Apple iPhones are more secure than Android phones. In fact, earlier this month, it was reported that 36 widely-used Android devices shipped with malware preinstalled. Numerous Samsung Galaxy phones populate that list of malware-infested iPhone knockoffs. President TrumpFor years on Twitter, the 45th president extolled the Samsung’s large phone displays in the years when Apple hadn’t yet made — and was, frankly, years late — to making iPhones with larger...
  • Here's when we'll know the future of Obamacare

    03/29/2017 9:55:16 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    Atlantic Journal-Constitution ^ | 03/29/2017 | By Carolyn Y. Johnson - The Washington Post
    May 22: The ACA's day in court One key to insurers selling plans in the marketplace are reimbursements they receive called cost-sharing reductions. These aren't the same as the tax credits that people receive to help pay their premiums; it is financial assistance to help low-income people pay their out-of-pocket costs, such as deductibles. The Congressional Budget Office projected those payments would add up to $7 billion this year and $10 billion in 2018. In 2014, House Republicans sued the Obama administration over the constitutionality of the cost-sharing reduction payments, which had not been appropriated by Congress. The lawmakers won...
  • "Something Stinks Here" - CrowdStrike Revises, Retracts Parts Of Explosive Russian Hacking Report

    03/29/2017 8:59:43 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 13 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 03/28/2017 | Tyler Durden
    Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Last week, I published two posts on cyber security firm CrowdStrike after becoming aware of inaccuracies in one of its key reports used to bolster the claim that operatives of the Russian government had hacked into the DNC. This is extremely important since the DNC hired CrowdStrike to look into its hack, and at the same time denied FBI access to its servers. Before reading any further, you should read last week’s articles if you missed them the first time. Credibility of Cyber Firm that Claimed Russia Hacked the DNC Comes Under Serious Question What...
  • Arkansas panel backs gun ban at stadiums after SEC plea

    03/29/2017 8:16:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    AP ^ | March 28, 2017 | Andrew DeMillo and Tafi Mukunyadzi
    An Arkansas House committee advanced a measure Tuesday to exempt college sporting events from a state law allowing guns after the Southeastern Conference appealed for guns to be banned from facilities such as football stadiums. Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the new state law last week allowing concealed handguns at colleges, government buildings, some bars and even the State Capitol.
  • NASA Test Fires New Engine Controlling ‘Brain’ for First SLS MegaRocket Mission

    03/29/2017 7:38:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    universe today ^ | 003/26/2017 | Ken Kremer
    The newly developed engine controller is a modern version from the RS-25 controller that helped propel all 135 space shuttle missions to space. ... “The controller manages the engine by regulating the thrust and fuel mixture ratio and monitors the engine’s health and status – much like the computer in your car,” say NASA officials. “The controller then communicates the performance specifications programmed into the controller and monitors engine conditions to ensure they are being met, controlling such factors as propellant mixture ratio and thrust level.” A quartet of RS-25 engines, leftover from the space shuttle era and repeatedly reused,...
  • Storm chasers with Weather Channel ties killed in 2-vehicle crash...

    03/29/2017 7:27:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    lubbockonline.com ^ | 03/28/2017 | ELLYSA GONZALEZ
    Three storm chasers were killed in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Dickens County as a line of tornadic thunderstorms moved through the South Plains. News of the crash spread quickly through the weather monitoring community, prompting an outpouring of support for the chasers who were from out of state, including a statement from The Weather Channel. ... Investigators believe a black suburban was traveling northbound on FM 1081 when it disregarded a stop sign and collided with a black Jeep that was traveling west on FM 2794. “There were two drivers and one passenger in the two vehicles,” Gonzalez...
  • KELLYANNE CONWAY D.C.'S RESIDENT ROCK STAR

    03/29/2017 7:27:45 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 12 replies
    tmz ^ | 3/29/17 | tmz
    Kellyanne Conway draws a crowd in D.C. ... and she clearly digs it. We got Kellyanne Tuesday strolling down Pennsylvania Ave. near Cafe Deluxe, and every few steps she was stopped for pics and handshakes. Hey, now ...
  • Video of school brawl proof city is failing kids: union head

    03/29/2017 7:05:25 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 28, 2017 | Chris Perez
    A disturbing cell phone video — showing a knock-down, drag-out brawl between students in Queens — is proof that city has turned a blind eye to violence in the school system, a safety agent union leader says. The footage was captured at Richmond Hill High School on March 10, and shows countless youngsters fighting one another in broad daylight.
  • This is Why You Carry With A Round in the Chamber!

    03/29/2017 6:57:42 AM PDT · by NRx · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06-22-2016 | ASP
    Multiple video clips showing incidents that purportedly demonstrate the need for carrying your semi-auto with a round in the chamber.
  • The Olympics will FINALLY be broadcast live as NBC announces next year's Winter [tr]

    03/29/2017 6:47:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    AFP ^ | March 29, 2017 | Staff
    NBC will broadcast the Olympics live across all US time zones for the first time, the TV network has announced. Up until now, the Olympics has not been shown live in Pacific and Mountain time zones which has annoyed sports fans in those regions. NBC announced that next year's Winter Olympics will be the first not to have a tape-delay. The network's move to coast-to-coast live coverage is an acknowledgement that in the age of social media and other online platforms, holding back results and highlights no longer makes sense.
  • Russian and American troops are within 'hand-grenade range' of each other in Syria [tr]

    03/29/2017 6:44:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 29, 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    Russian troops are within 'hand-grenade range' of American forces in parts of Syria, sparking fears of escalated tension in the region. The two nations are working together with Kurdish YPG fighters in the country to combat ISIS in Syria and neighboring Iraq.
  • Why do modern brides insist on weddings so lavish they leave guests BROKE? [tr]

    03/29/2017 6:38:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 113 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 29, 2017 | Lauren Libbert
    As chief bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding, Claire Duke knew a certain amount of responsibility and planning would fall to her. What she didn’t imagine was that it would cost her so much money to attend the lavish ceremony that her debt would last longer than her friend’s marriage. Claire’s friend, Siobhan, chose a Caribbean beach setting for her big day four years ago. Claire, 33, a chef from the Isle of Man, says: ‘They wanted us to be there no matter what.’
  • PROOF: Youtube Now Silencing Even Mild Criticism of Liberals Like "The Young Turks"

    03/29/2017 6:22:23 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 14 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 03/28/17 | Steven Crowder
    Yep. Evidence, screenshots and analytics included. Youtube doesn't give a rat's ass about "hate speech". A silly parody of "The Young Turks" is hate speech? Nope, they only care about silencing dissent. This is why we had to create LouderWithCrowder.com/MugClub in partnership with CRTV. It's the only way to survive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kAYODuIPro
  • Snake dies from silicone poisoning after biting model's breast during photoshoot

    03/29/2017 5:42:56 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/6/2016
    It should have been an alluring photoshoot between two of nature's beautiful creatures as a model wrapped herself in a snake. But surgically enhanced Israeli model Orit Fox got more than she bargained for when the massive boa constrictor took objection to her over familiarity and reacted by biting into her breast. However, it was the snake who came off worse because, while Ms Fox need a tetanus shot in hospital, the reptile later died from silicone poisoning. The B-list model and actress initially looked comfortable during the shoot in Tel Aviv, wrapping the huge snake around her legs, waist...
  • Word For The Day: ACUMINATE

    03/29/2017 4:42:07 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 23 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | 3/29/17 | Norman Schur
    ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". acuminate) [uh KYOOH muh nuht]hear it pronounced adjective, verb (acumen means "keen perception" or "discernment" or shrewdness" particularly in business.)acuminate means pointed, "to sharpen." As an intransitive verb, "to taper," i.e., "to come to a point." As related to business acuminate is an invaluable skill for maintaining a single minded focus on one's objective.
  • ..hang a wandering skyscraper from asteroid orbiting Earth

    03/29/2017 4:36:58 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23:36 BST, 27 March 2017 | Stacy Liberatore
    A New York architecture firm has unveiled designs for a skyscraper that is out of this world. Deemed the ‘world’s tallest building ever’, Analemma Tower will be suspended from an orbiting asteroid 31,068 miles (50,000 km) above the Earth– and the only way to leave is by parachute.
  • Today's Toons 3/29/17

    03/29/2017 3:45:06 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 17 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 3/29/17 | pookie18
    Click on link
  • OK I am watching "Morning Joe" for the first time in a year today. Here's my recap.

    03/29/2017 3:24:37 AM PDT · by cba123 · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | self
    OK the show just started. Originally way back when, I thought Joe Scarborough was the first guy who really stood up for Trump as a candidate. I really did.
  • Rattlesnake Bites Florida Boy Who Mistook It for A Toy

    <p>Authorities say a 5-year-old Florida boy is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake that he mistook for a toy. The incident happened Saturday in DeBary, which is north of Orlando.</p> <p>Volusia County Sheriff's deputies tell local news outlets that the child was playing in the backyard when he saw the snake under a jungle gym. It bit him on the finger and he was rushed to a hospital where he was treated with anti-venom.</p>
  • Family Files Lawsuit in Canadian Filmmaker's Keys Dive Death (Islamorada Sharks)

    03/28/2017 9:02:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    <p>The family of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark filming excursion off the Florida Keys filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday.</p> <p>Rob Stewart, 37, of Toronto, Canada, died while diving in January off the coast of Islamorada, Florida, to film a follow-up to his 2006 documentary "Sharkwater," which examined the impact of shark hunting on the ocean's ecosystem. He also made a 2013 documentary "Revolution" about environmental collapse and was a wildlife photographer.</p>
  • A Day In The Life of a Verified Liberal (Funny Parody)

    03/28/2017 8:36:55 PM PDT · by MountainWalker · 1 replies
    @theswogblog/Twitter ^ | 2/17/17 | The Swog Blog
    https://twitter.com/theswogblog/status/832665684693782529
  • Nunes Refuses To Share Intelligence Source With Other Committee Members

    03/28/2017 8:32:14 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 62 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 28 Mar, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    In the latest bizarre twist surrounding the Devin Nunes story involving "mysterious" sources at the White House, who disclosed to the republican chair of the House Intelligence Committee that the NSA had been surveilling Trump and/or members of his team, Nunes said on Tuesday he will not share - even with other members of his panel - the source that gave him the intelligence reports which indicated President Donald Trump and his associates may have been ensnared in incidental intelligence collection. Asked by a Fox News reporter whether he would inform the other committee members about who gave him the...
  • 100-Year-Old Woman Dies a Month After Eviction From SF Western Addition Apartment

    03/28/2017 8:12:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    A 100-year-old woman who was evicted from her apartment in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood last month after a lengthy legal battle with the building's owners has died, according to tenant advocates who backed her efforts to remain in her home. Iris Canada, whose fight to avoid eviction by landlords seeking to convert the building to condominiums became a cause celebre among local housing advocates, had been hospitalized since her Feb. 10 eviction and suffered a stroke last week, according to a post on the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco's Facebook page. Canada, who had lived in the unit...
  • China's secret plan to crush SpaceX and the US space program (from link, at Drudgereport)

    03/28/2017 7:12:54 PM PDT · by cba123 · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/28/2017 | Clay Dillow, special to CNBC.com | 14 Hours Ago
    China's breakneck economic expansion may be flagging, but the country's ambitions in space show no signs of slowing down. Alongside ongoing efforts to rival NASA by placing robotic landers, and eventually astronauts, on the moon and Mars, China's government is increasingly looking to its burgeoning space sector to rival U.S. companies like Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Elon Musk's SpaceX, which is targeting March 30 for the latest launch of its Falcon 9 rocket.. -- Please see link for full article. I don't see how China's breakneck economic expansion is flagging, everything I see everywhere is made in China. But...
  • Understanding Progressive Nationalism

    03/28/2017 6:53:34 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    In his speech to Congress on December 7, 1915, Woodrow Wilson made the following point about hyphenated Americans: There are citizens of the United States, I blush to admit, born under other flags but welcomed under our generous naturalization laws to the full freedom and opportunity of America, who have poured the poison of disloyalty into the very arteries of our national life; who have sought to bring the authority and good name of our Government into contempt, to destroy our industries wherever they thought it effective for their vindictive purposes to strike at them, and to debase our politics...
  • Concept2 Maintenance For Optimal Capacity

    03/28/2017 6:20:13 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    I row everyday on a Concept2 and I watch Dark Horse Videos often to learn what the pros do.Video Link.
  • Largest-Known Dinosaur Footprint (Australia)

    03/28/2017 6:09:03 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 71 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 3/27/17 | Bridget Katz
    group of scientists say they have discovered “Australia’s Jurassic Park” along the rocky shores of Kimberly, a remote region in Western Australia. As Jonathan Amos reports for the BBC, palaeontologists found a diverse collection of dinosaur footprints in the area—among them the largest dinosaur footprint known to science. The research team, which was comprised of palaeontologists from the University of Queensland and James Cook University, recorded twenty-one types of fossil footprints stamped into the sandstones of the Dampier Peninsula. They recently published their findings in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. “There were five different types of predatory dinosaur tracks, at...
  • Oroville 27 March Update "A Day in the Life"

    03/28/2017 5:52:20 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    Blancolirio YouTube Channel ^ | March 27, 2017 | Juan Browne
    DWR just turned the main spillway off as the Reservoir Elevation reaches 836' (Mean Sea Level), the minimum level of the Main Spillway.
  • Children have a stable home environment and perform betterat school if their biological father....

    03/28/2017 5:50:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 28, 2017 | Stephen Doughty, Social Affairs Correspondent For The Daily Mail
    FULL TITLE: Children have a stable home environment and perform better at school if their biological father lives with them (but the same benefits do not apply when a stepfather moves in) Children are healthier and more likely to grow up with a good education and get a good job if their biological father lives with them, research reveals. But when a stepfather moves into a family home there are no benefits for the children, the pioneering study of British families found. The warning over the failure of stepfathers to help the families they bring up was drawn from records...
  • How Women Are Using Their Tinder Matches to Scam Money Off Men

    03/28/2017 5:35:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    3/28 | Sarah Young
    How women are using their Tinder matches to scam money off men
  • Single mother who dressed up as dad so she could go with her little girl, 6, to her father-.....

    03/28/2017 5:25:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 209 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 28, 2017 | Maxine Shen For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Single mother who dressed up as dad so she could go with her little girl, 6, to her father-daughter dance is BANNED from the event A single mom dressed up like a man so that she could take her six-year-old daughter to her highly-anticipated father-daughter school dance — but the school's principal refused to let them attend. Knowing how much her daughter, Gracie, wanted to attend the dance even though her father was out of the picture, Amy Peterson, of Henry County, Georgia, decided she'd take her daughter to the dance. The conform to the dance's theme though,...
  • March Consumer Confidence Leaps to Highest Level Since 2000

    03/28/2017 4:02:40 PM PDT · by SHRiley · 2 replies
    Barrons ^ | March 28, 2017, 10:48 A.M. ET | By Amey Stone
    As economic upside surprises go, this was a big one. The Conference Board‘s reading on consumer confidence jumped to 125.6 in March from an upwardly revised level of 116.1 in February. Economists thought it would slip to 114. Thomas Simons of Jefferies says confidence has been “on an erratic trend higher” with some downturns, but this move is the highest since December 2000 and a new high for this cycle.