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  • The Postal Service, On The Verge Of Collapse, Is Begging For Funding

    04/11/2020 2:31:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 124 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 4/10/20 | Sara Boboltz
    The U.S. Postal Service will run out of operational funds by the end of September unless Congress intervenes, Postmaster General Megan Brennan told members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in a Thursday video conference. Mail volume has dramatically slowed during the coronavirus crisis due to widespread business closures, and the USPS is bracing for a steep drop in revenue. But its postal workers remain on the front lines of the crisis, handling prescription drug shipments, lab test materials and medical supplies that are crucial to efforts to contain the virus. Mail-in voting has also allowed the democratic...
  • DeepClips for Dec 1: Epstein 'Hot List'; Amazon sweatshops; Creepy Joe; Mexico shootout

    12/01/2019 1:57:51 PM PST · by MassMinuteman · 15 replies
    Clips tagged #Swamp Prince Andrew in constant contact with Epstein ex Ghislaine Maxwell: reportPrince Andrew has kept in constant contact with accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell even as they both became increasingly embroiled in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, according to a report Sunday. The prince had a secret meeting with EpsteinÂ’s ex Â… Top Judiciary Republican: 'My first and foremost witness is Adam Schiff'Rep. Doug Collins (Ga.), the top GOP member of the House Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is the most important witness Republicans want to question in the upcoming phase of the impeachment...
  • Go Google free: We pick privacy-friendly alternatives to every Google service.

    11/15/2019 9:54:32 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 40 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 11/07/2019 | Ed Bott
    As privacy concerns grow, companies like Google and Facebook that rely on data collection and advertising for revenue are increasingly in the spotlight. But is it really possible to give up Google's vast range of services? Here are my recommended alternatives. Over the past two years, I've been switching between a succession of iPhones and a series of Android devices, using each for an extended amount of time. Spending months with each mobile platform has been a tremendously useful exercise, helping me understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two dominant smartphone options.
  • More than one billion viewers around the world are expected to tune in to..Game of [tr]

    04/08/2019 8:58:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 7, 2019 | James Gant
    It has gripped an ever-growing army of fans across the world with its epic battle scenes, racy plots and, of course, dragons since first gracing our screens in 2011. And as the final season of Game Of Thrones premieres next week, more viewers than ever are set to tune in, eager to find out the latest twists and turns in the fight for the coveted Iron Throne. More than one billion viewers in 170 different countries are expected to watch each episode in the final season - which kicks off on April 15.
  • What is the main cause of homelessness?

    02/10/2019 12:24:11 PM PST · by hapnHal · 150 replies
    10 Feb 19 | hapnHal
    For women in particular, domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness. And the top causes of homelessness among families are: (1) lack of affordable housing, (2) unemployment, (3) poverty, and (4) low wages, in that order. And guess what states have the highest homeless? Hawaii and New York, have a higher per capita homeless rate than California's. Finally, records show California, indeed, has the highest total homeless population at over 150,000, far more than second place New York. Will the invading caravans from south of the border help relieve the homeless situation especially in California? And don't forget Los...
  • That Daily Glass Of Wine May Lead To An Earlier Death, Study Finds

    10/08/2018 6:29:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 69 replies
    Studyfinds ^ | 9OCT18 | editorial staff
    ST. LOUIS — We often see studies that tell us not only is light or moderate drinking not harmful to our health, in some cases, it’s actually good for us. But new research out of Washington University’s School of Medicine suggests that daily glass of wine may not be such a good idea after all. Instead, it actually raises your risk of dying sooner. According to the study of more than 400,000 American adults, light drinkers — regardless of age — are 20 percent more likely to suffer a premature death. “It used to seem like having one or two...
  • Documentary: A Glitch in the Matrix (Video - Jordan Peterson is the glitch)

    07/12/2018 1:04:48 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 17, 2018 | David Fuller
    (Excellent video on Jordan Peterson and how his intellectually honest, courageous, unapologetic, principled take down of the scourge of cultural marxism and postmodernism is winning converts of many even on the left. It's part of the new "walk away" movement that is gaining a lot of traction. The red pill of sanity is spreading rapidly. It's 54 minutes long - well worth the time, and to share with others.)
  • Professor asks men to send pictures of their private parts for 'size and self-esteem' research study

    06/26/2018 11:06:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | Caleb Parke
    Sociology professor Alicia Walker is asking male participants to voluntarily send photos of their anatomy along with measurements – in an aroused and non-aroused state – as part of a research project approved by the Missouri State University Institutional Review Board, The College Fix reported. “The study is examining the importance of men's self-esteem and feelings about their bodies and their experiences in a society that worships size and tells men that they're less than if they don't measure up,” Walker told Fox News. “For the men I've spoken to thus far, that impact has been grave.” Walker clarified that men are not emailing...
  • BREAKING: Democratic rebuttal to GOP House Intelligence memo released

    02/24/2018 1:15:07 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 205 replies ^ | Daniel Chaitin
    The Democratic rebuttal memo to the Republican House Intelligence Committee memo on alleged government surveillance abuses was released Saturday afternoon. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., acknowledged its release at his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference, at about 4 p.m. "It's just posted," he told American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, quipping that the committee website was probably already crashing due to high traffic. Democrats say their memo was written as a rebuttal to provide greater context to a Republican memo that was released earlier this month, which outlines abuses by the FBI and the Justice Department...
  • Is the Tesla Roadster Flying on the Falcon Heavy's Maiden Flight Just Space Junk?

    02/05/2018 10:38:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies| ^ | February 5, 2018 06:45pm ET | Leonard David,
    The maiden flight of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy booster, slated to launch tomorrow (Feb. 6), comes factory-equipped with a Tesla Roadster as a part of the payload/ballast, and is meant to be hurled toward a solar orbit that could take it as far out as the orbit of Mars. But what's the point of sending a car into space? Is it bound to become just more space junk? We asked spaceflight experts to weigh in. ... "He is shipping it out of Earth orbit, so I do not think that there is any risk here," said orbital-debris expert Darren McKnight, technical...
  • Nafta Talks Have High Stakes for Two Texas Bridge Owners

    12/04/2017 10:49:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 23, 2017 | Natalie Kitroeff
    RIO GRANDE CITY, Tex. — Caught quite literally in the middle of the international debate over the way the United States trades with its southern neighbor are two Texans named Sam. Sam Vale and Sam Sparks Jr. own two bridges that stretch across the Rio Grande, connecting farmers on either side with markets on the other, and linking communities in South Texas and northern Mexico that sometimes meet in the middle. Major retailers and manufacturers are mobilizing to keep the deal alive and to protest rules that could make it more expensive to bring parts and products in from Mexico....
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  • Movies you're going to want to see in 2018 [Junk]

    09/06/2017 6:31:00 PM PDT · by Fhios · 14 replies
    zergnet ^ | 9/2017 | unk
    Hollywood thought they had a bad year? Wait until next year. My movie going has dropped from 1 or 2 times a month to 2-3 times a year, and I haven't even started boycotting for the rampant communism being pushed by Hollywood elites.
  • Anger over 'untrue' climate change claims

    08/11/2017 8:41:00 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th August 2017 | Matt McGrath
    Scientists have responded furiously to claims about climate change made in a live BBC radio interview. Experts told BBC News that the assertions made by former Chancellor Nigel Lawson on Radio 4's Today programme were simply untrue. Lord Lawson had claimed that global temperatures had "slightly declined" over the past 10 years. However, scientists working in the field said the records showed the complete opposite to be the case. BBC Radio 4's Today programme defended its decision to interview Lord Lawson on Thursday morning in a segment on climate change. The BBC argued that it had a duty to inform...
  • L.A. Pilot Production Falls To 8-Year Low; Straight-To-Series Surging, Says FilmLA

    08/02/2017 9:25:00 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 24 replies ^ | August 2, 2017 | Dominic Patton
    Los Angeles still leads the nation in television pilot production, but a study released today by FilmL.A. reveals that the home of Hollywood took a double-digit hit this year to fall to its lowest total since 2009. However, with pilots down this most recent cycle in all the major production centers except tax-incentive lucrative Louisiana, a jump in straight-to-series orders by cable outlets and the streaming services might be part of the problem.
  • Here’s the Proof FBI Director Jamey Comey’s Memo is a Lie

    05/19/2017 11:38:20 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 85 replies
    Political ^ | May 18, 2017 | Matt
    President Donald Trump is under fire after an explosive report in the New York Times quoted a memo from former FBI Director James Comey indicating Trump had asked him to cease the federal investigation into Michael T. Flynn. The memo was allegedly penned after a meeting Comey had with Trump in February, with Comey writing in the memo afterwards that Trump said “I hope you can let this go,” in regards to the Flynn investigation. The meeting occurred the day after Flynn resigned. The usual chorus of Democrats (i.e. all of them) are calling for impeachment in response to the...
  • Ben Affleck and Jamie Foxx tank at movies. (Vanity, My title)

    01/13/2017 5:48:04 PM PST · by Enterprise · 42 replies ^ | JANUARY 13, 2017 | Dave McNary
    Actual Title: Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Soars (Again) as Ben Affleck’s ‘Live by Night,’ ‘Monster Trucks’ Tank
  • The developing world wants natural gas and electricity, Hillary Clinton sends cookstoves

    03/28/2016 5:48:16 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/28/16 | Marita Noon
    While at best, Clinton’s clean cookstove campaign seems slimy, and may be illegal, one might cast a blind eye if the program achieved its aggrandizing goals. Hillary Clinton’s “trustworthiness” problem is fed by a long history of “varying credibility,” as a recent Politico story delineated, including cattle-futures trading, law firm billing records, muddled sniper fire recollections and e-mail use. While providing pertinent points, the Politico list is just a sampling. One missing item on the “mistrust” litany is a project she reportedly cooked up as Secretary of State, but that was shaped by her family foundation. State Department staff sent...
  • Google's new Pixel phones come with Android 7.1 Nougat

    10/04/2016 1:19:06 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies ^ | Oct 4, 2016, 10:34a | Dan Seifert
    James Bareham / The Verge Google has announced Android 7.1 Nougat, which adds a number of features to Android 7.0 that launched earlier this year. Android 7.1 brings new features to all devices, but it also includes a number of special things that are exclusive to Google's new lineup of Pixel phones.The Pixel phones will have Google's new launcher, Google Assistant, a phone and chat tech support service, unlimited, original-quality backup for photo and video to Google Photos, and a new Smart Storage feature that automatically removes backed up photos and video when the phone's storage is full. They...
  • Google Unveils a New Smartphone Line Called Pixel

    10/04/2016 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    ap technology ^ | Oct 4, 2016 | brandon bailey
    Google launched an aggressive challenge to Apple and Samsung on Tuesday, introducing its own new line of smartphones called Pixel, which are designed to showcase a digital helper the company calls "Google Assistant." The new phones represent a big new push by Google to sell its own consumer devices, instead of largely just supplying software for other manufacturers. At a starting price of $649, the new phones are aimed at the same markets as Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy flagship phones. Google executives touted features such as a powerful camera and long-lasting battery during a product event Tuesday, where they...