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  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD FOR 7/20/2018

    07/21/2018 2:00:13 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 11 replies
    freerepublic | 7/21/2018 | greeneyes
    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...
  • Get the F*** Out of This City': Teen Harassed in Seattle

    07/21/2018 1:54:44 PM PDT · by Boomer · 16 replies
    Fox and Friends ^ | 7/21/2018 | Seen on Fox and Friends Weekend
    Full Title: 'Get the F*** Out of This City': Teen Harassed in Seattle for Wearing 'MAGA' Hat A teenager in Seattle, Washington, was harassed by a man and a woman on the street for wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. In a YouTube video of the encounter, Ashton Hess told the man who allegedly spat on his hat, "That's my property dude. Come on." The video then shows the man telling Hess to "get the f*** out [of] this city." Hess said that he was with his family waiting for a ride outside the Starbucks Reserve Roastery when the...
  • Muslim man beaten to death in India on suspicion of smuggling cows

    07/21/2018 1:30:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 21, 2018 4:29 AM | Promit Mukherjee
    Suspected vigilantes on Saturday killed a Muslim man transporting two cows in India, just 15 months after a similar attack spotlighted the growing influence of pro-Hindu fringe groups. Many Hindus regard the cow as sacred, but India’s Muslim minority engages in the trade of cattle for slaughter and consumption, chiefly of buffalo meat, as well as dairy purposes. Police in the northwestern state of Rajasthan said a group of five to seven people surrounded the man, identified only as Akbar, as he led the cows to his village in the nearby state of Haryana and thrashed him to death on...
  • Cuba's draft constitution opens path to gay marriage

    07/21/2018 1:04:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 21, 2018 1:23 PM | Sarah Marsh
    The draft of Cuba’s new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. In the early years of Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, many homosexuals were sent to correctional labor camps, part of an institutionalized homophobia for which Castro later apologized. Yet Communist-run Cuba has made great strides over the past decade on LGBT rights, approving sex-change operations and banning workplace discrimination, partly thanks to the high-profile advocacy of Castro’s niece Mariela Castro. Proposals to recognize same-sex...
  • NYC home inventory is piling up "Even the cheapest homes are waiting for buyers"

    07/21/2018 11:24:28 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 70 replies
    It’s not just luxury-home listings that are piling up in New York City. Even units for less than $1 million — within reach of far more people than a Billionaires’ Row penthouse — are hurting for buyers. In Manhattan, the inventory of sub-$1 million apartments surged 27 percent in June from a year earlier to 3,087, the most for the month since 2013, according to StreetEasy. Such listings jumped 17 percent to 2,738 in Brooklyn, and climbed 6 percent to 2,314 in Queens, a borough usually sought out for its relative affordability. Buyers at all price points are taking their...
  • Muelle’s Team Gets Taunted in Connection With their Bogus Concord Management Indictment

    This is rich and getting funnier by the minute. The twelve angry democrats plus Mueller look like they stepped in it here. Keep your eyes on this case.
  • Did Obama just say he was the first US president from Kenya? ??

    07/21/2018 10:39:02 AM PDT · by MNDude · 88 replies
    Is this real? Seems like it. I don't think someone could fake this could they?
  • Pampered dog owns three sports cars, 175 pairs of sunglasses and 65 outfits (tr)

    07/21/2018 9:40:45 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    Mirror ^ | July 21, 2018 | Hana Carter
    With a wardrobe bursting full of outfits and a range of sports cars, it's not surprising Princess Cleopatra Superchill has been named one of Britain's most spoiled dogs. The pooch also feasts on steak for dinner and has a £1,500 pram, with her doting owner Anthony Welsh, 57, having spent a whopping £40,000 on her. The lucky Staffordshire Bull Terrier has just celebrated her seventh birthday, seeing Anthony, from Liverpool, splash out another £1,000, on his beloved pet. Cleopatra was treated to the finest tennis balls, a posh feeding station and her very own custom-made mountain bike in honour of...
  • Report: How Noncitizens Vote in Allegheny County, PA

    07/21/2018 9:24:05 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 20 replies
    Public Interest Legal Foundation ^ | July 12th, 2018 | Public Interest Legal Foundation
    Pennsylvania Continues to Hide Full Scale of Alien Voting (PITTSBURGH, PA.) – July 12, 2018: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today released Steeling the Vote, a special report detailing how noncitizens were invited and given access to ballots in Allegheny County over the past 12 years. The ineligible registrations were discovered only after immigrants self-reported their statuses to the County. Amid federal litigation with the Pennsylvania Department of State for complete access to noncitizen voter registration records, Allegheny County election officials disclosed hundreds of pages detailing how noncitizens were regularly offered voter registration by government employees and third-party drives,...
  • Bethesda Commits To Single-Player, But "Be Patient" For Elder Scrolls 6, Bosses Say

    07/21/2018 9:04:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    gamespot.com ^ | 07/20/2018 | Steve Watts
    "We've been talking about it for a decade, we started putting things on paper five, six years ago, and active development was from when we finished Fallout 4, so two and a half, three years," Howard told The Guardian. "Everyone should be very patient [for Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6]. It's gonna take a while for what we have in mind to come out." "Games have gotten so big and interesting that they've moved beyond the toy/entertainment space," he said. "It's not just a diversion from their regular lives; for a lot of people it becomes an important part of...
  • Passengers complain of bedbugs on flights out of Newark airport

    07/21/2018 8:54:43 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    Fox5 NY ^ | July 20, 2018
    - Passengers on flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to India are complaining about bed bug infested seats. In one case this week a family complained their infant was covered in bites and bleeding by the time the 17-hour flight landed in Mumbia. Pravin Tonsekar tweeted Air India photos of his seat with apparent bed bugs on them. Air India replied with a comment that it is: "sorry to hear this. Sharing the details with our maintenance team for corrective measures in this regard." Another passenger tweeted to the airline that his family few out of Newark on July 18...
  • How to hear (and delete) every conversation your Google Home has recorded

    07/21/2018 8:34:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    The Verge ^ | Jul 20, 2018, 1:43pm EDT | Stefan Etienne
    With an increasing number of households buying into virtual assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa, it’s important to keep in mind that these devices are designed to listen. This includes recording and learning the tone of your voice and improving voice recognition and features for the virtual assistant. It’s supposed to be a feature and not a bug, but it’s landed Amazon’s Echo speakers in hot water after they spontaneously erupted in laughter. Amazon claimed the affected Echo speakers were triggered by false positive commands. If you’re an Alexa user, it’s possible to delete all of your recorded queries....
  • 16-year-old, 18-year-old charged with capital murder in Elvia Fragstein case

    07/21/2018 8:28:38 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 36 replies
    thv11.com ^ | 07/14/18 | TVH11 Digital
    Authorities believe Fragstein was abducted by force outside the TJ Maxx store located at Conway Commons. Investigators said she checked out at 3:42 p.m. and walked out of the store. Surveillance cameras then captured her car speeding through the parking lot.
  • Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter partner for ambitious new data project

    07/21/2018 8:25:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    The Verge ^ | Jul 20, 2018, 6:00am EDT | Russell Brandom
    Google described the project as letting users “transfer data directly from one service to another, without needing to download and re-upload it.” ... Much of the codebase consists of “adapters” that can translate proprietary APIs into an interoperable transfer, making Instagram data workable for Flickr and vice versa. Between those adapters, engineers have also built a system to encrypt the data in transit, issuing forward-secret keys for each transaction. Notably, that system is focused on one-time transfers rather than the continuous interoperability enabled by many APIs. ... The bulk of the coding so far has been done by Google and...
  • Another one of my vanities

    07/21/2018 7:58:09 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 17 replies
    The widely hailed, broadcast, heralded campaign trek of Democrat Party, Socialists/Communists,Bernie Sanders & the new Democrat bright star, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez into the state of Kansas, has clearly revealed that Sanders & Ocasio-Cortez are far from ready for prime time campaigning. Both them made off-course, conflicting comments and certainly, none of their campaign stops were anything to write home about. Their biggest rally attendee numbers were quoted by different Kansas media at 1000, 2,000, 3,000 or 4,000 (Choose your choice). Their performance was poorly flat as compared to a usual, routine, massively attended, great positive energy, POTUS, Donald J.Trump rally (Expect...
  • Newly discovered tweets from another sick pedophile from Hollywood (warning, vulgar)

    07/21/2018 7:06:52 AM PDT · by MNDude · 26 replies
    " Michael Ian Black (born Michael Ian Schwartz; August 12, 1971) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director. He has starred in several TV comedy series, including The State, Viva Variety, Stella, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, The Comedy Quarter-hour, Michael & Michael Have Issues, and Another Period. He also appeared on Celebrity Poker Showdown several times. He released his first children's book, Chicken Cheeks, in 2009, and has since released six more," These people are sick! On Twitter he posted " not enough girls wearing slutty costumes at my child's Elementary School" " some lady...
  • Poll-Do you think POTUS deeming the news media 'the enemy of the people' is harmful to society [tr]

    07/21/2018 6:56:39 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    Daily Times ^ | July 21, 2018 | Daily Times
    Poll needs Freeping
  • Hepatitis A Outbreak Has Residents Concerned

    07/21/2018 6:24:51 AM PDT · by bgill · 3 replies
    wowktv ^ | July 20, 2018 | Lily Bradley
    Officials are advising West Virginia residents to stay informed about the Hepatitis A epidemic. Health officials tell 13 News, that Kanawha County leads the state in confirmed Hep-A cases. Cabell County comes in a close second. On Thursday, the Cabell-Huntington Health Department hosted a town hall forum as part of their "Stop the Spread" Campaign set to begin this month. "These outbreaks tend to last one to two years, so its not going anywhere and we probably haven't even seen the worst of it," said the Bureau for Public Health's Shannon McBee. "We just want everyone to be extra aware...
  • Man drowns while saving girlfriend's son in Outer Banks

    07/21/2018 5:51:55 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 37 replies
    wral.com ^ | 7/20/18 | Janine Bowen
    Powells Point, N.C. — Beach-goers in the Outer Banks got a powerful reminder of the dangers of the ocean after a man drowned Thursday. According to police, the drowning victim, Kenny Ray Gooch, 32, was from Powells Point and sacrificed himself to save his girlfriend’s son. “We heard screams of help in the water and we looked out and there were multiple people in the water, somewhat scattered,” one witness said. Southern Shores police said three teenage boys were swimming north of the Kitty Hawk Pier at about 8 p.m. Thursday when they got pulled too far out. Gooch jumped...
  • Some stuff for Saturday

    07/21/2018 5:46:00 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 7 replies
    email from a friend | 7/21/2018 | unknown
    Astute Observations There are two sides to every divorce: Yours and dipsh*t's. The closest I ever got to a 4.0 in college was my blood alcohol content. I live in my own little world, but it's OK. Everyone knows me here. I saw a very large woman wearing a sweatshirt with "Guess" on it. I said, "Left Tackle?” I don't do drugs. I find I get the same effect just by standing up really fast. I don't like political jokes. I've seen too many get elected. The most precious thing we have is life, yet it has absolutely no trade-in...