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  • France urges Trump not to rush on Paris climate deal

    05/25/2017 9:29:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies ^ | 25 May 2017 17:51 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said he hoped US President Donald Trump would not rush into deciding what to do with the Paris climate agreement. “My wish is that the United States takes no hurried decision,” Macron told a news briefing after talks with Trump, in which the two leaders discussed Washington’s doubts over the 196-nation climate pact reached in late 2015. “I told the US president the importance of the deal for us, the importance of the commitment made by the international community,” he said. …
  • Queen Elizabeth II Visits Victims of ‘Very Wicked’ Manchester Attack at Children’s Hospital

    05/25/2017 8:41:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    ktla ^ | 05/25/2017 | CNN wire
    Queen Elizabeth described the terror attack that left 22 people dead in Manchester as “very wicked” during a visit to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, according to the UK Press Association. The monarch was in Manchester Thursday to speak to some of the young people who were injured in Monday’s attack, as well as the hospital staff who have been treating them. The Queen talked to a number of parents and their children during her visit, even discussing singer Ariana Grande, whose concert they had been attending. ... The Queen wished Millie well and described the attack as “very alarming.” “It’s...
  • This All Probably Happened During Trump's Meeting With Pope Francis. Possibly.

    05/25/2017 8:39:19 AM PDT · by demkicker · 15 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | May 24, 2017 | Andy McDonald
    President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis on Wednesday, and here’s a summary of the things they said and did during the visit. Probably. We think. Ninety percent sure. The pope splashed Trump with holy water, which sizzled on his skin like acid. The president hissed and retreated to a visibly embarrassed Melania, who instinctively swatted him away. Another awkward moment arose when Donald saw Melania and Pope Francis holding hands. President Trump went to confession but demanded Pope Francis sign a non-disclosure agreement.
  • New Evidence Obama Administration's NSA Spied On Americans

    05/25/2017 8:24:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 24 May, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    FOX News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen reports documents show NSA systematically violated rights of countless Americans. JAMES ROSEN: On the day President Obama visited Los Angeles last October, to yuck it up with Jimmy Kimmel, the National Security Agency were quietly informing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) that NSA had systematically violating the rights of countless Americans. A subject covered, ironically, on Kimmel's program... Declassified documents first obtained by the news outlet Circa show the FISA court sharply rebuked the Obama administration. 'With greater frequency than previously disclosed to the court, NSA analysts had used U.S. person identifiers...
  • Ron Paul gets it.

    05/25/2017 8:14:44 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 12 replies
  • Did Dutch Hordes Kill Off The Early Britons Who Started Stonehenge?

    05/25/2017 7:24:06 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-25-2017 | Robin McKie
    A gene study has shown that incomers could have ousted Stone Age Britons During the building of Stonehenge, around 2500BC, gene records show Stone Age Britons were replaced by Bronze Age Beaker folk. The men and women who built Stonehenge left an indelible mark on the British landscape. However, researchers have discovered that their impact on other aspects of the nation may have been less impressive. In particular, their input into Britain’s gene pool appears to have fizzled out, having been terminated by light-skinned Bronze Age invaders who arrived just as Ancient Britons were midway through their great Stone Age...
  • Harley-Davidson plans Thailand factory to serve Southeast Asian market

    05/25/2017 7:04:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    atie Whitmore, Harley-Davidson public relations manager, said the company had its best results in Asia-Pacific in 2016, though she gave no numbers. The Thailand facility "will allow us to be more responsive and competitive in the Asean region and China," Harley-Davidson public relations manager Katie Whitmore said. "Increased access and affordability for our customers in the region is key to growth for the company in total," she said. "There is no intent to reduce H-D U.S. manufacturing due to this expansion." The plant would let Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson avoid Thailand's up to 60 percent tariff on imported motorcycles and help it...
  • Boeing, DARPA to Design, Build, Test New Experimental Spaceplane

    05/25/2017 6:58:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Boeing Press Release ^ | May 24, 2017 | Cheryl Sampson
    ARLINGTON, Va., May 24, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. Boeing will develop an autonomous, reusable spaceplane capable of carrying and deploying a small expendable upper stage to launch small (3,000 pound/1,361 kg) satellites into low Earth orbit. Boeing and DARPA will jointly invest in the development. Once the spaceplane – called Phantom Express – reaches the edge of space, it would deploy the second stage and return to Earth. It would then land on...
  • 2 US Astronauts Conduct Unplanned, Rapidly Executed Contingency Space Walk on Space Station

    05/25/2017 6:40:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 25 May , 2017 | Ken Kremer
    NASA managers ordered the spacewalk over the weekend when a computer unit known as multiplexer-demultiplexer-1 (MDM-1) unexpectedly failed Saturday morning, May 20 at 1:13 p.m. Central time. The cause of the MDM failure is not known, says NASA. Multiple attempts by NASA flight controllers to restore power to the MDM-1 relay box were not successful. The US dynamic duo successfully changed out the MDM computer relay box with a spare unit on board the station. They also installed a pair of antennas on the station on the U.S. Destiny Laboratory module to enhance wireless communication for future spacewalks. The MDM...
  • Rio's example: Why no city should bid to host the Olympics

    05/25/2017 6:40:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 24, 2017 | Dan Wetzel
    There were 27 world records set at the Rio Olympics last year – from swimming to weightlifting, archery to cycling. These were as thrilling as they were expected. “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” is the Olympic model after all – Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” Now comes perhaps the most enduring world record of the Games: Just seven months after the torch was doused, the host country is already acknowledging the entire operation was a terrible, perhaps criminal idea. It has left them debt-ridden and without a clue what to do with already decaying facilities.
  • Caught On Cam: Fight Between Stone Mountain Teacher, Paraprofessional

    05/25/2017 6:37:09 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    Patch ^ | 5/24/2017 | Craig Johnson
    STONE MOUNTAIN, GA -- A video showing two women, purportedly a Stone Mountain Middle School teacher and paraprofessional, fighting in a classroom is circulating on social media this week. The video shows the women tussling and slamming into the whiteboard while students scream in panic and disbelief. While there is no word on what sparked the altercation, the 24-second clip shows the two women going at it even as a student runs up to try to stop them and another woman physically intervening, screaming "STOP! STOP! STOP!" Neither of the participants have been identified in the brawl, which appears to...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Chinwag

    05/25/2017 6:18:17 AM PDT · by tioga · 33 replies ^ | Thursday | tioga
    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".Chinwag[chin-wag]Verb: to chat idly; gossip. Noun: an idle chat; gossiping. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, entertain me, or...better yet....enlighten me to earn extra credit. Links to news articles appreciated.
  • This social media site ranked worst for mental health

    05/25/2017 6:15:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 23, 2017 | Ashley Welch
    Instagram is the most detrimental social media platform to young people's mental health, according to new research out of the U.K. Researchers from the Royal Society for Public Health in conjunction with the Young Health Movement published the report entitled #StatusOfMind, which looks at the positive and negative effects of social media on young people's health and well-being.
  • Comey and the Russians also tried to take down Trump via the so-called 'Trump Dossier

    05/25/2017 5:43:49 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 13 replies
    5/25 | Me
    While the dossier was compiled by a Brit, the sources were Russian and the fake information in it was designed to take down Trump. So Comey and the Russians also interfered in the 2016 by using fake information to take down Trump!
  • Today's Toons 5/25/17

    05/25/2017 3:36:17 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 9 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 5/25/17 | pookie18
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  • Woman, 28, jumps onto the hood of her SUV to stop thieves from getting away

    05/25/2017 3:29:07 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/24/2017 | Mary Kekatos
    Video has captured the dramatic moment a woman jumped onto the hood of her SUV to stop a carjacking. Melissa Smith, 28, was pumping gas in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when two men drove up next to her and attempted to steal her vehicle on Tuesday. Security camera footage recorded Smith leaping onto the hood and slamming her fists on the windshield in an effort to keep the thief from fleeing. The man eventually gave up and fled - leaving the car in gear - which forced Smith to jump into her moving vehicle and break it before it crashed.
  • Laugh it Off

    05/25/2017 2:39:24 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 35 replies
    email | 5/25/2017 | self
    Nineteen Newfoundlanders go to the cinema. The ticket lady asks "Why so many of you?" Buddy replies, "The film said 18 or over." My daughter asked me for a pet spider for her birthday, so I went to our local pet shop and they were $70. Forget it, I thought, I can get one cheaper off the web. I was at an A.T.M. yesterday. A little old lady asked if I could check her balance, so I pushed her over. Statistically, six out of seven dwarfs are not Happy. My neighbor knocked on my door at 2:30 a m. Can...
  • Only Sponsor to Drop Hannity Show is Clinton Crony

    05/25/2017 2:01:56 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 9 replies
    The only sponsor to drop Hannity is which is owned by TEGNA(TGNA), formerly Gannett News Company. Donna Shalala: Clinton Foundation President, Member of the Board of Gannett which also owns USA TODAY September 30, 2016 | Self Posted on 9/30/2016, 5:42:09 AM by tired&retired Link only as the Democrat controlled USA Today does not allow Free Republic to use their stories. Donna E. Shalala was also president of the Clinton Foundation. She previously served as president of the University of Miami, as secretary of Health and Human Services, and as a member of the board of directors of...
  • Pythons Swallows Man Whole in Indonesia

    05/25/2017 12:57:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    WTOK ^ | 4/4
    A 25-year-old Indonesian man has been swallowed whole by a python on the island of Sulawesi, according to villagers. A six-minute video on the Tribun Timur website shows villagers slicing open the python's carcass to reveal the legs and torso of the dead victim, named Akbar. Junaedi, the secretary of Salubiro Village in West Sulawesi province, said that villagers began searching for Akbar on Monday night after realizing he hadn't returned from working on his palm oil crops the previous day. Junaedi said on Wednesday that the search party found scattered palm oil fruit, a picking tool and a boot...
  • Police: Woman Caused $350K in Damage at Ex-Husband's Home

    05/25/2017 12:50:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    State police have charged a 61-year-old New York woman with causing more than $350,000 in damage to artwork, antiques and other personal property at her ex-husband's home. Troopers say Ana Rockman, of Elmont, on Long Island, was charged Monday after surrendering herself to state police in Kingston. Police say in August 2015 they started investigating a burglary and the destruction of items in a home just outside the village of Woodstock