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  • U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

    11/20/2017 7:32:08 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    reuters ^ | November 13, 2017
    The system works by sending a message from the pill’s sensor to a wearable patch, which then transmits the information to a mobile application so that patients can track the ingestion of the medication on their smartphone. About the size of a grain of salt, the sensor has no battery or antenna and is activated when it gets wet from stomach juices. That completes a circuit between coatings of copper and magnesium on either side, generating a tiny electric charge. In the longer term, such digital pills could also be used to manage patients with other complicated medicine routines, such...
  • Idiot Kaepernick is an outright cop-killers-supporting communist

    11/20/2017 6:52:02 AM PST · by ETL · 16 replies
    various sources (links included) | Nov 20, 2017 | various authors
    I'm sure most if not everyone here already knows this, I just wanted to share some new stuff I personally learned earlier today regarding the shirts he wears at his press conferences. I've added the new pieces onto the things that I've previously posted here. Kaepernick social media posts laud Black Lives Matter, Black Panthers,... August 30, 2016 “'History!' Kaepernick wrote on Instagram Oct. 15 [2015], when he marked 50 years since the Black Panther Party was founded.Kaepernick has posted 170 photos or videos on his Instagram account in the four years since he created it. Most of his...
  • Charles Manson Obituary

    11/20/2017 6:41:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    youtube / various | 11/20/2017
    Madman, murderer,songwriter. Some links below
  • Nearly 20 carjackings reported in one week in Chicago

    11/20/2017 6:32:21 AM PST · by simpson96 · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/290/2017 | Madeline Buckley
    Chicago police were called to at least two carjackings Sunday and early Monday, capping a week that saw nearly 20 such attacks across the city. In the most recent carjacking, a 20-year-old man was sitting in a 2014 Buick Verano with a female in the 2400 block of North Maplewood Avenue in Logan Square around 12:35 a.m. Monday when two gunmen forced them from the car, police said. Earlier on the Far South Side, a 52-year-old woman was pulling out of a driveway in a 2016 Kia Sorrento around 6:40 p.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of West 115th Street...
  • A video game for black women tired of people touching their hair

    11/20/2017 6:28:03 AM PST · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/18/2017 | Intisar Seraaj and Christina Zdanowicz
    CNN) — If you've never had a stranger try to touch your hair without permission, you're lucky. You're also probably not a black woman. A new video game will give you a taste of how frustrating the experience can be. Creator Momo Pixel designed the game after she was tired of people making unwanted touches of her hair. And other black women are equally tired of undesired touching, which is why the game, released on Wednesday, has gone viral. It's a conversation that keeps happening, although black women have repeatedly said, "Don't touch my hair." The message has been relayed...
  • Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70th anniversary

    11/20/2017 6:09:03 AM PST · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/20/2017 | Staff
    LONDON (AP) — Britain is marking the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip with a peal of bells, a set of portraits and some commemorative stamps. The then-Princess Elizabeth married naval Lt. Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947. Now 91, she is the first British monarch to reach a platinum anniversary. The royal family is reportedly holding a gathering at Windsor Castle to celebrate Monday's anniversary. Buckingham Palace marked the occasion by releasing several new portraits of the couple, taken in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle by photographer Matt...
  • Vanity - KellyAnne Conway just about endorses, Judge, Roy Moore on FNC, Fox & Friends this morning.

    11/20/2017 5:59:55 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 28 replies
    Lookee, Lookee, KellyAnne Conway says "Yea" declaring that the Republicans need every Republican vote they can gather to pass the "Trump" tax reform and tax cut bill, now in progress in the Senate & House. Can POTUS, Trump be far behind? Mr. POTUS, the time for your "Profile in Courage" has arrived. It quite clearly appears that the sex abuse charges against Roy Moore have little fact basis, and not much leg worth. The fake news uttering of nutcase,"Gloria Allred" have crashed and burned...and, Judge Roy Moore has taken back the lead in the Senate race, gaining massive Alabama voter...
  • Florida woman accused of killing husband, hiding duct-taped body in closet and walling over it

    11/20/2017 5:53:02 AM PST · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/19/2017 | Staff
    A Florida woman killed her 72-year-old husband and then went to great lengths to hide his body in a closet in their home, authorities have charged. Okaloosa deputies said Alfred Wozniak was shot in the left temple. His wife Barbara Wozniak, 65, was charged Friday with murder. The couple lived in Shalimar, in the Florida Panhandle. “Investigators obtained a search warrant and found a fabricated brick wall inside a closet under a stairway,” the Okaloosa sheriff’s office said. “After removing the bricks and drywall, a large dark plastic type of tarp was observed, shaped in the consistency of an adult...
  • Wisconsin grown Balsam fir heading to White House for Christmas

    11/20/2017 5:43:19 AM PST · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    Wisconsin State Farmer ^ | 9/6/2017 | Staff
    LITTLETON, CO - A Balsam Fir Christmas Tree grown by David and Jim Chapman of Silent Night Evergreens, located in Endeavor, WI, was awarded the 2017 Grand Champion at the National Christmas Tree Association’s (NCTA) 2017 National Christmas Tree Contest. As growers of the Grand Champion tree, the Chapman’s have earned the honor of presenting the official 2017 White House Christmas Tree this season. Since 1966, NCTA members have presented the official Christmas Tree for display in the White House Blue Room. Ed Hedlund of Hedlund Christmas Trees, in Elma, WA, was named Reserve Champion of the contest. Traditionally, the...
  • 19-year-old found guilty in triple hair weave murder

    11/20/2017 5:30:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. —A jury has returned a guilty verdict in the 2016 hair weave triple murder. Shelby Isaac, 19, was found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder, one count of reckless homicide and one count of criminally negligent homicide. Isaac fell to the ground in shock as the first guilty verdict was read around 7 p.m. Friday after about three hours of deliberations.
  • Report details how much Ft. Huachuca, other bases impact economy

    11/20/2017 5:12:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | David Rookhuyzen
    It’s no surprise that Fort Huachuca is a boon to the local economies, or that the same can be said for bases across the state. But the full scope of their contribution to the economy — 76,000 jobs, $11 billion in economic output, $255 million in local and state taxes — has been laid out in a new report commissioned by the state. The report, released Wednesday by the governor’s office, breaks down the direct and indirect financial impact of various installations across Arizona. It is the third such report since 2002, but it has been nine years since the...
  • Sonoita resort designed for vets with post traumatic stress

    11/20/2017 5:04:40 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    It starts in a quiet spot. It starts in a safe spot. It starts when the warrior is ready. When Boulder Crest celebrates its grand opening later this month, the historic and breathtakingly beautiful ranch in Sonoita will bring its mission of posttraumatic growth to a national population that since 9/11 has grown to more than 700,000 combat veterans and 1.4 million family members. Privately-funded by an impressive list of individual donors and organizations, Boulder Crest is the brainchild of Ken and Julia Falk. Ken is, a 21-year Navy SEAL veteran who founded the organization and opened the first retreat...
  • An Injustice to Winston Churchill

    11/20/2017 3:40:01 AM PST · by iowamark · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/20/17 | Kyle Smith
    Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour butchers history to make the British prime minister a much less decisive figure than he actually was. Because an irresolute and small-minded age applies its own neuroses backward to history, because actors love to portray internal torment, and because we fancy ourselves so sophisticated that we know the official story of the past to be a ruse, movies about important historical figures have become less inspiring and “more human,” at times even iconoclastic... Now it’s Churchill’s turn to be shrunken down to a more manageable size. In Darkest Hour, which is set across May and June...
  • Today's Toons 11/20/17

    11/20/2017 3:14:42 AM PST · by pookie18 · 9 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 11/20/17 | pookie18
    Click on link
  • Notorious killer cult leader Charles Manson dies aged 83 of natural causes, one week after...

    11/20/2017 1:55:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 19, 2017 | Jenny Stanton and Jessica Finn and Cheyenne Roundtree For
    FULL TITLE: Notorious killer cult leader Charles Manson dies aged 83 of natural causes, one week after being rushed to hospital Notorious killer Charles Manson has died aged 83 of natural causes. The cult leader, who had been behind bars for more than 45 years, died at 8.13pm on Sunday at a hospital in Kern County, California. He was transferred from Corcoran State Prison with an undisclosed illness last week. The news of his death was confirmed by Debra Tate, the sister of his most famous victim, actress Sharon Tate, who was pregnant with film director Roman Polanski's baby when...
  • Nation Approves Plan To Push Hollywood Into Pacific Ocean

    11/19/2017 9:03:46 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 21 replies ^ | November 16, 2017 | Unk
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new law passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump Thursday approves a plan to push Hollywood into the Pacific Ocean, sources in Washington are reporting.
  • Small tsunamis detected in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after magnitude 7 undersea quake

    11/19/2017 8:55:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    Small tsunamis were detected and waves may have reached up to one metre (three feet) above the high tide level in parts of New Caledonia and smaller in Vanuatu, the PTWC said. “Minor sea level fluctuations...may continue over the next few hours,” a statement from the agency said. Vanuatu’s National Disaster Management Office advised people in southern provinces to evacuate coastal areas for higher ground.. New Caledonia’s civil security agency made no plans to evacuate coastal places immediately. Authorities in Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii said there were no tsunami threats to the coastlines of those countries.
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Racist' Train Model sparks change in policy at Trainfest

    11/19/2017 8:10:15 PM PST · by ETL · 40 replies
    CBS 58 News ^ | Nov 12, 2017 | Stephanie Buffamonte
    MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The world's largest train show brings hundreds to the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds each year, but among among nearly 100 train model layouts one scene has upset some people. The display depicts a white Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper pointing a gun at three african american men sitting down. The men are unarmed and one appears to be drinking. One Milwaukee woman at Trainfest said it’s offensive. “It's insensitive, disrespectful, and racist, it is - they're sitting down. They standing up doing something?,” the attendee said. President of the Lionel Railroad Club of Southeast Wisconsin Dan Hechel...
  • How many Disney villains actually die by falling?

    11/19/2017 8:10:06 PM PST · by Simon Green · 33 replies
    11/19/17 | Me
    As TV Tropes puts it... It appears that villains in the Disney Animated Canon have an especially curious tendency to exit the film by falling off or out of things. Unfortunately for them, even though they are animated characters, they cannot defy gravity. To begin with, not every villain in the 56 films of the Disney Animated Canon dies. Quite a few of the films don't even have a villain as such! But here are the fates of the eighteen villains who actually do die: The Evil Queen - Falls off a cliff Maleficent - Killed with the Sword of...
  • Extreme Censorship Begins.(How Google rates FR's content accuracy)

    11/19/2017 6:42:59 PM PST · by ransomnote · 24 replies ^ | November 19, 2017 | Youtube vlogger BPEarthwatch
    Video at link is 10 minutes 15 seconds in duration. The vlogger demonstrates Google's new biased search results.