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  • Ax-wielding man calls 911 on himself after destroying his own property

    01/21/2019 4:19:44 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    WKOW TV 27 ^ | January 21, 2019 | Staff Writer
    MADISON, WI (WKOW) — Madison police arrested a man after he called 911 on himself for using an ax to destroy his own property. The incident occurred Sunday night at a home on Madison’s west side, according to a blog post by Madison Police Chief Mike Koval. The 34-year-old man thought his wife had damaged his action figures, said Koval. After his wife had left the house, he used a log-splitting ax to destroy his TV, the TV stand, a laptop and a few other items in the house, the post said. Then the man took his ax outside to...
  • Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say

    01/21/2019 3:30:45 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2019 | John Schwartz
    Greenland’s enormous ice sheet is melting at such an accelerated rate that it may have reached a “tipping point,” and could become a major factor in sea-level rise around the world within two decades, scientists said in a study published on Monday. The Arctic is warming at twice the average rate of the rest of the planet, and the new research adds to the evidence that the ice loss in Greenland, which lies mainly above the Arctic Circle, is speeding up as the warming increases. The authors found that ice loss in 2012 was nearly four times the rate in...
  • Petition urges NFL to fire officiating crew after blown call in NFC Championship game

    01/21/2019 3:24:53 PM PST · by topher · 76 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 21-Jan-2019 | By Ryan Gaydos
    The NFL is being urged to fire the crew who officiated the NFC Championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints over a blown call in the fourth quarter of the matchup. A petition launched after the Rams defeated the Saints in overtime, 26-23, has asked the league to fire official Bill Vinovich and the rest of the officials who were in charge Sunday afternoon. The officials came under fire after missing a clear pass interference penalty late in the fourth quarter.
  • When did they delete the word "raghead" from the movie, American Sniper?

    01/21/2019 12:40:09 PM PST · by LouAvul · 82 replies
    I remember the initial DVD release and the US soldiers referred to the enemy combatants as ragheads. The version I purchased later doesn't have that word. Or am I imagining things?
  • "The Vine and the Oak" by Henry Livingston, Jr. (1786)

    01/21/2019 12:36:39 PM PST · by mairdie · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1786 | Henry Livingston
    Byron Nilsson's narration comes from Major Henry Livingston's 1786 poem in his Poetry Manuscript Book. The published version seen is from the Feb 1791 version, which Henry published in the New-York Magazine. This is one of Professor Mac Jackson's favorite Henry poems. I tried Byron's narration out on Major Bradley Van Deusen's army poetry (Old Soldiers' Drums, 1933), but it didn't work out. "Incident" was the best of his tries. I need to find a narrator who understands and appreciates the military. Major Van Deusen was Major Livingston's 4th great grandson, an army poet, and part of the New York...
  • Kamala Harris Joins Democratic Presidential Field

    01/21/2019 12:18:16 PM PST · by Robwin · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 21, 2019 | Astead W. Herndon
    Senator Kamala Harris, Democrat of California, is joining the race for the White House. Ms. Harris becomes the fourth woman currently serving in Congress to announce her presidential ambitions.
  • The Covington Catholic kids have procured legal help; CJ Pearson collecting offenders to be served.

    01/21/2019 11:52:46 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 52 replies
    CJ Pearson via Twitter ^ | Jan 20, 2019 | CJPearson via Twitter
    There is no title to this so there was nothing for me to search against. If it's a duplicate, I apologize in advance.
  • FR Access

    01/21/2019 11:49:18 AM PST · by redcatcherb412 · 19 replies
    FR Access using Comcast ISP
  • Nancy Pelosi Let Family Use Air Force One, Racked Up Huge Bills, Documents Show

    01/21/2019 10:51:50 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 36 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-01-21 21:00 | Jay Greenberg
    Nancy Pelosi used taxpayers money to fly family members, for free, in the US Government's airplane, Air Force One, documents from the United States Air Force have revealed. Political watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained the USAF documents in July 2011, which detail expense summaries, flight manifests, copies of receipts, and Congressional correspondence.
  • Beauty and the Beast producer Jack Morrissey tweets THREAT to Covington kids (truncated)

    01/21/2019 10:37:21 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/21/19 | Sam J
    Nothing like seeing a bunch of supposed adults talking all big and bad about physically harming a group of high school kids. Like Jack Morrissey. Full transparency, we’d never heard of this guy Twitter saw fit to verify, but doing a quick search it turns out he’s a co-producer on the remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Dude produced a movie that would fall into the ‘family’ genre and tweets crap like this:
  • Vanity: Trump should invite Covington kids to SOTU, (when it finally happens)

    01/21/2019 10:35:59 AM PST · by Fido969 · 14 replies
    National News | today | me
  • MLK vs Malcolm X - YOutube video

    01/21/2019 10:32:23 AM PST · by Textide · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 7, 2011 | Raymond Fisher
    This 8:48 video shows the differences between MLK Jr and Malcolm X. Though not a direct debate, it shows the difference between them. MLK makes the point that the goal is integration, while Malcolm X shows no solutions and simply points out the oppression of black people. In recent years, since Obama, it seems that Malcolm X's brand of race relations has won out.
  • Fossil shark named after 80s video game

    01/21/2019 10:29:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/21/2019 | Staff
    A newly discovered species of ancient shark has been named after a 1980s arcade game. The shark swam in the rivers of what is now South Dakota, US, about 67 million years ago, living alongside iconic dinosaur species such as T. rex. It's been named Galagadon, after the 1981 Japanese-US game Galaga, because its teeth resemble the spaceships in the game. The specimen is described in the Journal of Paleontology. "It may seem odd today, but about 67 million years ago, what is now South Dakota was covered in forests, swamps and winding rivers," said co-author Terry Gates, from North...
  • These Charts Show The Political Bias Of Workers In Each Profession

    01/21/2019 10:14:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Andy Kiersz and Hunter Walker
    Crowdpac, a nonpartisan firm dedicated to political data analysis, used federal campaign-contribution records dating to 1980 to estimate where various officials and donors fall on the political spectrum. It scored individual donors as being more liberal or conservative based on which candidates they gave to. Crowdpac CEO and cofounder Steve Hilton told Business Insider this donation data "is the heart of the Crowdpac data model" because its "research shows that campaign contributions are the best predictor of how a candidate will behave in office." Hilton explained that Crowdpac's main goal is to provide people "good objective, nonpartisan information about the...
  • It’s a Rams-Patriots Super Bowl, and an Officiating Nightmare

    01/21/2019 9:32:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 145 replies ^ | January 21, 2019 | By Albert Breer
    After dramatic overtime wins, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are headed to their ninth (!) Super Bowl together, to face off against young Jared Goff and Sean McVay. But the talk today is all about an obvious, game-deciding blown call, and what the NFL must do to address an officiating crisis. ==================================================================== The story this morning should be, would be, Rams coach Sean McVay taking a franchise that had missed the postseason 12 consecutive times to the Super Bowl in just his second year, and going right through the raucous Superdome to do it. The story this morning should be,...
  • The Big Twist M. Night Shyamalan Needs: He Should Stop Writing His Own Scripts (Column)

    01/21/2019 9:27:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Variety ^ | January 20, 2019 | Owen Gleiberman
    Quick, name the greatest film by each of the following directors: Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, David Lean, Robert Altman, Roman Polanski, Kathryn Bigelow, Jonathan Demme. Answers will vary (mine would be: “Psycho,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Nashville,” “Chinatown,” “The Hurt Locker,” “The Silence of the Lambs”), but whatever your taste, odds are that the movies you chose were not written by the director in question. (On my list, none of them were.) There are, of course, countless great writer-directors — Ingmar Bergman, Preston Sturges, Quentin Tarantino, you name it. So it’s not as if it has to be...
  • Accidental Opioid Overdose Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes: Here’s Some Reasons Why

    01/21/2019 9:15:50 AM PST · by bitt · 39 replies ^ | Jennie Taer
    One out of every 96 Americans will die from an opioid overdose, according to a 2017 report released by the National Safety Council, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “eliminate preventable deaths.” The odds of dying from an opioid overdose have surpassed the one in 103 chance of dying in a motor vehicle accident. America is in the midst of a opioid crisis that is responsible for more than 130 deaths a day. “It’s devastating especially when you put a face to the deaths,” said Carter. “If we hear the numbers you know that you have a one in...
  • Captain Li Shang relieved of command for toxic masculinity

    01/21/2019 8:50:08 AM PST · by rey · 65 replies
    duffleblog ^ | 21 Jan 2018 | Jake Slager
    CHANGCHUN, China — The Chinese Army relieved a decorated army officer and son of legendary Gen. Li of his command position after details were leaked that the promising young officer had “fostered a command climate of toxic masculinity,” sources confirmed today. While training recruits for war against the invading Hun Army, Capt. Shang reportedly abused his primarily male recruits, asking if their families had sent daughters when he’d asked for sons. Several of Li’s troops have come forward with allegations against him, and many more anonymous complaints have been received by Imperial Headquarters. Li screamed at his troops to “be...
  • Antony and Cleopatra's long lost tomb 'FOUND and is set to be uncovered'

    01/21/2019 8:23:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 79 replies ^ | Updated15:40, 21 JAN 2019 | ByBradley Jolly
    Archaeologists in Egypt have identified an area in Taposiris Magna, around 18 miles from Alexandria, where they believe Mark Antony and Cleopatra (VII)'s bodies are. ================================================================= The long-lost tomb of Mark Antony and Cleopatra will be "uncovered soon," historians in Egypt say. Archaeologists believe they have identified the hidden location of the crypt in which they say the leaders are buried together. "The long-lost tomb of Antony and Cleopatra will be eventually uncovered. "The burial site has been finally estimated to be in the region of Taposiris Magna, 30km (18 miles) away from Alexandria," Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass said. The...
  • Hey, Tucker Carlson: Flyover America Is Not the (bleep)hole You Imagine It to Be

    01/21/2019 6:55:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/21/2019 | BY DAVID FORSMARK
    In his first monologue of the new year, Fox News host Tucker Carlson used his pique at Mitt Romney to announce that “market capitalism” is an idol of the Right that has strip-mined the nation of the chance for a middle-class life for “normal people” and left us, in large part, drug-addled and poor.Market capitalism was aided in this task by a government run by and for the elites, who “don’t care about your happiness” or prioritize your family, Carlson said.As someone who has lived 99 percent of his adult life within five miles of Flint, Michigan, ground zero for...