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  • CIA Director Pompeo slams NY Times for outing covert officer

    07/20/2017 9:09:50 PM PDT · by Robwin · 11 replies
    FoxNews: Politics ^ | July 20, 2017 | Samuel Chamberlain
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo blasted the New York Times Thursday for publishing the name of the undercover officer in charge of the agency's Iran operations. During a question-and-answer session at the Aspen Security Forum, an annual gathering of intelligence and national security officials and experts, Pompeo said the decision to publish the operative's name was "unconscionable." The audience applauded his statement after a brief period of silence. The operative's name, which Fox News is withholding, was published in a June 2 story. The Times said it was publishing the name because the officer had previously been identified in other news...
  • The Greatest Generation Just lost another Hero

    07/20/2017 8:42:54 PM PDT · by slouper · 48 replies
    Me | 08/20/17 | SCB
    I just wanted to let the community know that my Dad past away last night at 95 years . He was an American hero, a World War II B17 pilot with the 8th Air Force 379th Bomb Group out of Kimbolton Airfield England. He flew 25 missions and returned to be an B29 flight instructor at Roswell New Mexico. He became a petroleum engineer after graduating from OU and travelled the world with his family drilling wells for Mobil Oil and providing energy for all of us. BTW, I asked him about the Roswell incident , he was there at...
  • Video shows teens heckling, laughing at drowning Cocoa man

    07/20/2017 8:38:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    WESH ^ | July 20, 2017 | Dan Billow
    COCOA, Fla. — Calling it “beyond heartless,” Cocoa police are denouncing a video that shows a man drowning and crying out in distress, while five teens watch and laugh. Jamel Dunn, 31, of Cocoa, drowned in a retention pond in Cocoa on July 9, police said. His body was not discovered until July 12. Shortly after the discovery, a video surfaced on social media that shows Dunn in the water while teenagers nearby mock and curse him, police said. Dunn cries out, and a burst of laughter ensues from the teens, one of whom recorded the video on a phone,...
  • July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind

    07/20/2017 7:15:24 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 32 replies
    NASA ^ | July 20, 2017 | NASA
    "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
  • The strange topology that is reshaping physics

    07/20/2017 7:04:36 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Nature ^ | 18 Jul, 2017 | Davide Castelvecchi
    Topological effects might be hiding inside perfectly ordinary materials, waiting to reveal bizarre new particles or bolster quantum computing. Charles Kane never thought he would be cavorting with topologists. “I don't think like a mathematician,” admits Kane, a theoretical physicist who has tended to focus on tangible problems about solid materials. He is not alone. Physicists have typically paid little attention to topology — the mathematical study of shapes and their arrangement in space. But now Kane and other physicists are flocking to the field. In the past decade, they have found that topology provides unique insight into the physics...
  • #NewDemSlogans trending on twitter

    07/20/2017 6:59:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    ...Proudly supported by the Dead, Duplicate, Non-Existent, and Illegal voters of America #NewDemSlogans... America Last. #NewDemSlogans... "Vote for @KamalaHarris...she's feisty, Black, and possesses a vagina!. Did we mention she's feisty?" #NewDemSlogans
  • IQ costs Oregon parents their kids, but is that fair? (Column)

    07/20/2017 5:35:28 PM PDT · by thecodont · 55 replies
    The Oregonian / ^ | Updated on July 19, 2017 at 8:03 PM Posted on July 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM | By Samantha Swindler The Oregonian/OregonLive
    The nursery in Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler's home is filled with unread children's books and unworn baby clothes. A Winnie the Pooh blanket lies untouched inside a crib where a child has never slept. For nearly four years, the Redmond couple has been fighting to prove to the state of Oregon that they are intellectually capable of raising their children. The Department of Human Services has removed both of their boys, saying the parents are too mentally limited to be good parents. Fabbrini, 31, and Ziegler, 38, lost custody of their older son, Christopher, shortly after he was born....
  • Family, neighbors speak out after gunmen slay sleeping 4-year-old in East Side drive-by shooting

    07/20/2017 5:00:30 PM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies ^ | 7/20/17 | Caleb Downs
    "There's been so many," a neighbor said of shootings in the area. "It's just random. During the daytime, during the nighttime, all times of the day you just hear them shooting."Family members are grieving and neighbors are outraged after an East Side drive-by shooting killed a 4-year-old boy and left the boy's mother with two gunshot wounds in her leg. Police said the gunmen involved in the shooting pulled up in front of a simple, one-story home in the 200 block of Hub Avenue around midnight Wednesday and opened fire. De-Earlvion Whitley lay sleeping in the front room of the...
  • SpaceX's Big New Rocket May Crash on 1st Flight, Elon Musk Says

    07/20/2017 4:42:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies ^ | July 20, 2017 07:30am ET | Mike Wall,
    There's a "real good chance" the vehicle won't make it to orbit during the liftoff, Musk said Wednesday (July 19) at the 2017 International Space Station Research and Development (ISSR&D) conference in Washington, D.C. That launch is expected to take place later this year from Florida's Space Coast. "I hope it makes it far enough away from the pad that it does not cause pad damage. I would consider even that a win, to be honest," Musk told NASA ISS program manager Kirk Shireman, who interviewed the SpaceX CEO onstage at the meeting. "Major pucker factor, really; that's, like, the...
  • Officers involved in mentally ill man's death ‘will no longer be employed by the city

    07/20/2017 4:09:57 PM PDT · by LadyBuzz · 13 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 7/20/2017 | Roseanne Moring
    wo Omaha police officers who were involved in the June death of an unarmed, mentally ill man will stop working at the city on Friday. The police labor contract bars the city from releasing disciplinary information in most cases, so Assistant City Attorney Bernard in den Bosch didn’t say whether the officers had been fired. But he said Thursday: “As of tomorrow morning two officers will no longer be employed by the City of Omaha.” He said the two officers are Scotty Payne, a five-year veteran of the force, and Ryan McClarty, a two-year veteran.
  • When Syria Came to Fresno: Refugees Test Limits of Outstretched Hand

    07/20/2017 3:10:02 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/20/2017 | By  MIRIAM JORDAN 
    FRESNO, Calif. — The police responded to a call about a loud party on East San Ramon Avenue, but it wasn’t just any party: A sheep was reportedly being slaughtered in a backyard. “Muslim refugees were unaware that slaughtering sheep is not allowed in the city,” the police wrote afterward in their report, which also stated that those involved “were advised to clean up the blood and mess” and warned that in the future “they could be cited.” The animal, actually a goat, was killed by a Syrian refugee who later skinned, roasted and shared it with his Syrian neighbors...
  • Graham tells Republicans "moment of reckoning" is coming on Dream Act

    07/20/2017 2:17:10 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | 20July17 | Kathryn Watson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, had a blistering message for members of his own party in a Capitol Hill press conference Thursday as he and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, pushed their bill Thursday to grant legal status and a path to citizenship for some immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. Graham and Durbin are reviving a new version of the bill, which has been introduced in previous years in the Senate, as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program faces legal challenges in court. Graham said he appreciates the Trump administration's stated priority to prioritize deporting...
  • Why Aren’t Republicans Worried About Breaking Their Obamacare Promise?

    07/20/2017 1:38:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush ^ | July 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let me go back to the phones in Shelby Township in Michigan. This is Paul. I’m glad you waited, sir. Welcome to our program. How are you? CALLER: Wow, thanks Rush. I’m a Millennial and I feel a lot of compassion for what John McCain’s going through. But what makes it worse is if he’s on Obamacare like the rest of us, first, hopefully they actually cover his procedures. And even if they do, he’s probably gonna get stuck paying part of the hospital bill, part of the surgeries, on top probably months and months of high premiums. RUSH:...
  • Fox News - God Bless the USA - WITH CHRYON - 20 Sep 2001

    07/20/2017 12:31:33 PM PDT · by mairdie · 3 replies
    Fox news music video on 20th Sep 2001 tape. "God Bless the U.S.A." by Lee Greenwood. This version shows the historical chryon running, showing what was going on.

    07/20/2017 12:04:00 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 2 replies ^ | 07/20/2017 | Bill Donohue
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  • An apologetic O.J. Simpson is granted parole, to be released in October

    07/20/2017 11:58:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 114 replies
    washingtion post ^ | July 20, 2017 | Cindy Boren
    After nearly nine years in prison, O.J. Simpson was granted his freedom Thursday by four members of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners and will leave prison on or after Oct. 1.

    07/20/2017 11:53:12 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 11 replies
    National Moon Day is observed annually on July 20 and commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969. NASA reported the moon landing as being “…the single greatest technological achievement of all time.” On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed the first humans, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the moon. Armstrong stepped first onto the lunar surface, six hours after landing and spent two and a half hours outside the spacecraft. Aldrin spent slightly less time but together they collected 47.5 pounds of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted Apollo 11...
  • Opinion: AMD puts Intel in the crosshairs with fast-and-cheap Threadripper chip

    07/20/2017 11:52:07 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies ^ | July 20, 2017 12:36 p.m. ET | Ryan Shrout
    Advanced Micro Devices, in releasing the Zen architecture and the Ryzen product family for consumer PCs, started down a path of growth in the processor market that it had been absent from for a decade.AMD’s AMD, +1.65%Ryzen 7 processor family directly targets Intel’s INTC, +0.46%  Core i7 line of processors (CPUs) that have been dominant and turns the market on its side by doubling core and thread counts at similar price points. The platform surrounding the CPU was modernized, leaving very little on the feature list that AMD couldn’t match to Intel’s own. Followed by the Ryzen 5 launch a...
  • Married teacher jailed for sex with student on day of his 16th birthday

    07/20/2017 11:23:42 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 105 replies
    The Independent ^ | 7/20 | Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
    A former Nebraska teacher has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for having sex with a student on his 16th birthday. Emily Lofing, 27, was charged with debauching a minor as the boy was 16 years old, the age of consent in Nebraska. Lofing did not contest the charge, WOWT reports. The married former teacher was working in Weeping Water at the time of the offence. She is alleged to have met up with the teenager to have sex in July 2016. Her lawyer, Desirae Solomon, claimed she had suffered a “mental breakdown” and pleaded with the judge to...
  • Lake Minneola teacher accused of having sex with boy in band closet

    07/20/2017 11:10:14 AM PDT · by HLPhat · 59 replies
    clickorlando ^ | July 19, 2017 | Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor
    LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - A Lake Minneola High School band director bonded out of jail Wednesday night after a student at the school said he and the teacher had been involved in a sexual relationship, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office. The victim told school officials that he began texting with Jon North, 32, in November or December 2015 and the relationship progressed to hugging and kissing, according to an arrest report. More News Headlines Teacher accused of bringing emergency contraceptive to have sex with minor Brevard teacher accused of lewd conduct pulled pranks on student, records show Dunnellon...