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  • LA Noir: Color film footage of night time Los Angeles street scenes

    10/07/2018 12:10:11 PM PDT · by NRx · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | 05-15-2014 | devroshart
    Color film footage of night time Los Angeles street scenes (appx 3 mins)
  • Video of Los Angeles 1940s - LA Noire?

    10/14/2018 1:02:31 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 34 replies
    Someone recently posted a link to a YouTube video of film from 1940s Los Angeles - it was a night time drive through the city, in color, featuring music from the composers who did the soundtrack to LA Noire. I've tried my best to find this again - even bookmarked what I thought was the video, but it's not. Does anyone recall this and have a link?
  • Trump nominates openly gay conservative to federal appeals court (Filipino)

    10/16/2018 2:01:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Brooke Sopelsa
    Patrick Bumatay is the second openly gay person to be nominated by Trump to be a federal judge. President Donald Trump recently announced another wave of judicial nominees, and among them is an openly gay conservative, Patrick Bumatay. Trump nominated Bumatay to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, based in San Francisco, the nation’s largest federal appeals court. It hears cases from nine Western states and has 29 judges; there are currently six vacancies. Bumatay is an assistant U.S. attorney in California handling various criminal issues, including opioid abuse and transnational organized crime, according to...
  • GOP candidate blames restaurant attack on 'the likes of Maxine Waters, Hillary and Eric Holder'

    10/16/2018 2:21:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Republican candidate for the Minnesota House who says he suffered a concussion after being attacked by a man at a St. George Township restaurant last week is pointing the finger at several high-profile Democrats for “driving this behavior.” Shane Mekeland told the Star Tribune that he was “blindsided” Friday night by a man at a restaurant he wouldn’t identify. “While I had never met my assailant, the words he yelled at me before he attacked lead me to believe his actions were politically motivated,” Mr. Mekeland, who is running for the House in District 15B, wrote in a Facebook...
  • Waters: Kavanaugh ‘Won’t Rest Easy’ Because ‘Women Will Continue to Confront’ Him

    10/16/2018 2:16:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 16, 2018 | Paul Crookston
    "It was heartbreaking. But I think women are not going to recede," Waters said. "Women are going to continue to confront what took place in that confirmation and him. And he won't rest easy in his job." . . Waters has encouraged harassment of public officials in the past, famously telling supporters to "create a crowd" when they see Republican officials to "tell them they're not welcome." This comment led to some censure from leaders in the Democratic Party, but Waters said she will continue to back such direct action.
  • So many people have had their DNA sequenced that they've put other people's privacy in jeopardy

    10/13/2018 5:13:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    L A Times ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | 3:00 AM | Deborah Netburn
    Everyone’s DNA sequence is unique. But for those who wish to maintain their genetic privacy, it may not be unique enough. A new study argues that more than half of Americans could be identified by name if all you had to start with was a sample of their DNA and a few basic facts, such as the region where they live and about how old they might be. It wouldn’t be simple, and it wouldn’t be cheap. But the fact that it has become doable will force all of us to rethink the meaning of privacy in the DNA age,...
  • 25 Reasons I’m Not a Democrat

    10/15/2018 5:40:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | John Hawkins
    There are a lot of reasons I’m not a Democrat. For example, I believe that… 1. Jesus, America, and capitalism have been the three greatest forces of good in world history. 2. An attractive woman posing with an AR-15 beats a screaming feminist in a pussy hat 10 times out of 10. 3. You can’t #believeallwomen or #believeallmen; you have to #believetheevidence. 4. It’s wrong and disgusting to harass people in restaurants and at their home just because you disagree with them politically. Also if you block traffic to get attention for your cause, whatever it may be, I am...
  • Rats and trash infest Los Angeles' 'typhus zone'

    10/15/2018 11:07:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | October 14, 2018 | Dennis Romero and Andrew Blankstein
    Wholesale fish distributors, produce warehouses and homeless encampments line Ceres Avenue downtown, creating perfect conditions for rats. Uneaten food is dumped on the street — a salad platter was recently splattered on the asphalt — and discarded clothing piles up only to be swirled into rats' nests. Those rats, experts say, are likely contributing to the growing number of typhus infections cropping up on skid row and other parts of the region. The disease is spread by fleas, which are carried by rats, opossums and pets.
  • Los Angeles: 'Artsakh Avenue' named in honor of Glendale's Armenian Community

    10/15/2018 8:59:26 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct 02, 2018 | Lila Sideman
    A sign for Artsakh Avenue — formerly a stretch of Maryland Avenue — was unveiled Tuesday, October 2, during a street naming ceremony hosted by the city of Glendale. The event drew officials from near and far: All five Glendale City Council members were present, in addition to state Sen. Anthony Portantino and Robert Avetisyan, a US representative for Artsakh, which is a contested republic between Armenia and Azerbaijan. In June, the City Council voted 4-0 to rename a two-block section of Maryland Avenue, between Wilson Avenue and Harvard Street, to Artsakh Avenue. During the decision-making process, Councilman Ara Najarian...
  • Maxine Waters attracts scrutiny for potential federal election law violation

    10/09/2018 2:29:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/08/18 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is facing scrutiny from a conservative watchdog group for possibly violating fundraising rules in a slate mailer, with the group requesting that Waters’ campaign committee be audited as a result. The Federal Election Commission received a complaint Monday from the National Legal and Policy Center claiming that Waters, her campaign, and a pro-charter school group called Families and Teachers for Antonio Villaraigosa violated federal election law. The complaint claims the group paid $25,000 for Villaraigosa to be featured in the Waters mailer when he was running for governor in the Democratic primary earlier this year. Although...
  • HyperloopTT unveils its first passenger capsule

    10/07/2018 7:44:14 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    The Verge ^ | 3 Oct 2018 | Jon Porter
    Separately, Virgin Hyperloop One has produced a full-sized prototype of the internals of its pod, in addition to a miniature system it uses for testing. Tesla also has a miniature prototype of its own which it uses for testing.
  • Democrats 2020: Could Eric Garcetti be the first mayor to swap City Hall for the White House?

    10/04/2018 6:45:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 4, 2018 | David Millward
    As mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti was able to celebrate his city winning the race to host the 2028 Olympics. Now he is nurturing hopes of enjoying the games as US president. While a raft of other senior Democrats fudge whether they are going to throw their hats into the ring, Mr Garcetti, 47, has made little secret of his presidential ambitions even if he has stopped short of formally announcing that he is actually seeking the nomination. As far back as November last year, he was dropping less than subtle hints that he could be the person to...
  • Downtown Los Angeles hit with outbreak of flea-borne typhus

    10/06/2018 7:38:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/06/2018
    LOS ANGELES — An outbreak of flea-borne typhus has hit downtown Los Angeles, the county Department of Public Health said Thursday. Health officials say they are investigating several cases of the disease that infected fleas can spread to humans, CBS Los Angeles reports. While the fleas can come from cats, rats and opossums, pets and animals do not get sick from typhus. In people, however, typhus can cause high fever, chills, headache and rash. It is not transmitted from person to person and can be treated with antibiotics. "Although typhus normally occurs throughout L.A. County, we are observing several cases...
  • Police: Staffer accused of 'doxxing' senators caught after sneaking into Sen. Maggie Hassan's office

    10/05/2018 9:09:13 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 27 replies
    https://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | October 4, 2018 | By Stephen Dinan
    Jackson Cosko, the Democratic staffer accused of “doxxing” Republican senators during the Kavanaugh confirmation fight, was caught after he sneaked into a Senate Democrat’s office earlier this week and tried to use one of their computers, police said in an affidavit made public Thursday. ...Police said he had worked for a Senate office before, though he was pushed to resign earlier this year. A spokesman for Sen. Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire Democrat, confirmed she had employed him and he had been asked to resign “for failing to follow office procedures.”
  • Outbreak of Flea-Borne Disease Hits Downtown L.A., County Health Official Warns

    10/05/2018 7:33:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    KTLA ^ | October 5, 2018
    Public health authorities are investigating an outbreak of flea-borne typhus in downtown Los Angeles. Typhus is a disease caused by bacteria found in infected fleas that can come from many kinds of animals including cats, rats and opossums. Symptoms can include high fever, chills, headaches and rashes. Accumulations of trash that attract animals like rats may increase the risk of exposure. Typhus is treated with antibiotics. It is not transmitted person-to-person.
  • 'Murphy Brown' Badgers Sarah Huckabee Sanders: 'Why Do You Lie?'

    10/05/2018 2:42:40 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 70 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | October 4, 2018 11:29 PM | Karen Townsend
    The second episode of CBS’s rebooted version of the political comedy Murphy Brown aired October 4 and the chosen hot-button issues to punch were: bashing White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ honesty and the introduction of a DACA student. If it were not for lame liberal talking points, this show would have no dialogue.
  • An electric Tri-State? Illinois Tollway looks at embedding charging equipment in parts of I-294

    10/04/2018 10:56:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 26, 2018 | Mary Wisniewski
    The Illinois Tollway is examining the possibility of embedding equipment into I-294 that would charge electric vehicles as they drive along the road. The agency is at the start of a $4 billion project to rebuild and widen a 22-mile stretch of I-294, also known as the Tri-State. As part of the project, the Tollway wants to add infrastructure to charge electric vehicles. Off the highway, that could include both conventional charging stations and “super-charger” stations that power up electric cars and trucks more quickly. The agency also is studying “smart-powered lanes,” a type of technology being tried in Sweden...
  • Jackson Cosko-5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (Wikipedia Senator doxer)

    10/03/2018 4:58:59 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 50 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | October 3, 2018 | Jessica McBride
    Jackson Cosko, who calls himself a “Democratic Political Professional” with cybersecurity expertise, is accused of crimes for allegedly doxing Republican Senators during the Brett Kavanaugh/Christine Blasey Ford hearings. The United States Capitol Police arrested the suspect who allegedly “posted private, identifying information (doxing) about one of more United States Senators to the internet,” a statement said. According to Legistorm, he worked for U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and previously worked for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA). A September 2018 letter from Sheila Jackson Lee (D -TX) identifies him as a staffer for her office.
  • Democratic staffer arrested in doxxing of GOP senators during Kavanaugh hearing

    10/03/2018 4:44:47 PM PDT · by calenel · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/3/2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A Democratic congressional staffer was arrested Wednesday and accused of posting the personal information of at least one Republican senator during last week's hearing about sexual assault claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, authorities said.
  • Has the Maxine Waters Staffer Doxxer Been Found?? (Kathleen Sengstock)

    09/30/2018 5:58:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    A tweeter thinks so. https://twitter.com/MikeTokes/status/1046116221782036481