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  • US Military's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Spotted by Satellite Trackers

    04/21/2018 9:39:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies ^ | April 19, 2018 05:34pm ET | Leonard David
    The craft's latest mystery mission, known as OTV-5 (short for Orbital Test Vehicle-5), began on Sept. 7, 2017, when the robotic spacecraft launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. The Air Force doesn't reveal much about OTV missions, keeping most details about the space plane's operations and orbit secret. And satellite trackers have had trouble finding the X-37B on its latest jaunt — until recently. Exactly what the X-37B did during those four missions, or what it will do during the newly launched OTV-5, is a mystery; most X-37B payloads and activities...
  • My GMAIL was spoofed, what can be done?

    04/21/2018 9:25:43 PM PDT · by Hostage · 41 replies
    Free Republic ^ | April 21, 2018 | Hostage
    Somehow my and my 11-year old son's gmail was spoofed, meaning someone is able to send messages out using our gmail accounts. The spoofed emails show up in my sent folder. We changed our Google account passwords. But I am still studying what else to do; not confident I understand how it happened, not confident I've done what needs to be done. My son plays on Xbox Live and I don't know what goes on there but he's smart enough to not give out personal info. I have a 2-step verification process enabled. Here's one of the spoofed messages (I...
  • Curious Circles in Arctic Sea Ice

    04/21/2018 5:41:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies ^ | April 20, 2018 | Anthony Watts
    April 14, 2018, IceBridge mission scientist John Sonntag spotted something he had never seen before. Sonntag snapped this photograph from the window of the P-3 research plane while flying over the eastern Beaufort Sea. At the time, the aircraft’s location was 69.71° North and 138.22° West, about 50 miles northwest of Canada’s Mackenzie River Delta. “We saw these sorta-circular features only for a few minutes today,” Sonntag wrote from the field. “I don’t recall seeing this sort of thing elsewhere.” The features are more of a curiosity than anything else. The main purpose of the flight that day was to...
  • Anyone here have a Para Ordnance Expert Carry .45ACP? Need pros and cons please.

    04/21/2018 5:27:40 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 31 replies
    Bulletin Boards | 21 April 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Anyone have or has had a Para Ordnance Expert Carry .45ACP and can give information on same? Please post to this thread. Thanks.
  • Michelle and Barack Obama May Be Adding a Pool to Their Washington, D.C., Home

    04/21/2018 4:18:08 PM PDT · by ethom · 45 replies
    W Magazine ^ | April 19, 2018 9:55 | Stephanie Eckardt
    Ever since Barack Obama's final term in office, the former president has displayed a real appreciation for jet-setting. After Donald Trump's inauguration, he and former First Lady Michelle Obama made a quick trip to Palm Springs, where they stayed with the White House decorator Michael Smith in his 11,000-square-foot home, only to be spotted a few weeks later kitesurfing and yachting at Sir Richard Branson's Caribbean retreat. From there, the Obamas headed to French Polynesia, journeying from Tahiti to Marlon Brando's private resort at the Tetiaroa atoll, where the couple reportedly made plans to stay for a month. Indeed, a...
  • People are mocking Ivanka Trump for wearing a pantsuit

    04/21/2018 4:05:05 PM PDT · by ethom · 73 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | April 21 2018 | Cindy Arboleda
    Before stepping into her role at the White House, working for her father, Ivanka Trump made a name for herself as the head of a company with clothing and handbag lines, and shoe collection. Now, in her role as a White House adviser, some people believe she has taken inspiration from longtime political powerhouse Hillary Clinton, in her latest outfit: a classic pantsuit. The first daughter visited Ohio on Friday promoting her father’s tax reform plan. She stepped out wearing a three-button gray pantsuit with a fitted jacket. The 36-year-old completed the look with a white crew neck shirt peeking...
  • Feds Strip US Citizenship From Muslim Migrant who fraudulently obtained citizenship for fake family

    04/21/2018 3:46:36 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 10 replies
    Geller Report ^ | April 21, 2018 | Pamela Geller
    Jihad immigration fraud. Another grateful recipient of the “diversity visa program.” Paying us back in spades. A federal judge has revoked the U.S. citizenship of a naturalized Somali immigrant who fraudulently sponsored four of her countrymen for green cards, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday. Judge Susan Richard Nelson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota entered an order to cancel the naturalization certificate of Fosia Abdi Adan, 51, who immigrated to the U.S. in 2001 through the diversity visa lottery program. Adan is alleged to have used her diversity visa to petition for green cards on...
  • Bill Maher: I ‘Worry’ Stormy Daniels Story ‘Taking a Lot of Energy Away from Real Issues’

    04/21/2018 3:29:00 PM PDT · by ethom · 30 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | 20 Apr 2018 | Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher expressed concern that the Stormy Daniels story is “taking a lot of energy away from real issues.” While interviewing Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, Maher stated that he worries that despite all the “giddiness” on the left, Trump will simply pardon everyone and not show up for a deposition. He added, “But, my other worry about it is that it’s taking a lot of energy away from real issues.” Avenatti countered, “I think the cover-up is always a real issue Maher responded, “Yes, but it’s actually not what polls say people...
  • Melania Trump Invites White House Staff to Bush Funeral So They Could 'Pay Respects' (pure class)

    04/21/2018 2:22:57 PM PDT · by ethom · 67 replies
    People Politics ^ | April 21, 2018 03:45 PM | Dave Quinn
    Melania Trump attended the funeral of Barbara Bush on Saturday with two very special guests by her side: private resident staffers who had worked under the former first lady during her eight years in the White House. “Mrs. Trump brought George Hainey, former head Maître D’at the White House, and Buddy Carter, a current butler, to the funeral with her as invited guests,” White House spokesperson Stephanie Grisham told PEOPLE. “She knew they were very close to the Bush family and wanted them to be able to pay their respects.” Bush, who died at 92 on Tuesday, was laid to...
  • Seth Rich and Donald Young: Are similarities enough to help solve BOTH cold cases?

    04/21/2018 10:51:30 AM PDT · by SERKIT · 11 replies
    Various | 4/21/2018 | Self
    Are there enough similarities in these two politically-infused murders to help solve both cold cases? A little background on Seth Rich. A little background on Donald Young.
  • Yeti bails on NRA

    04/21/2018 6:19:57 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 139 replies
    Florida Sportsman ^ | 4/20/2018 | limitless
    The National Rifle Association is targeting YETI after the Texas-based maker of high-dollar cups and coolers dropped its sponsorship of the Friends of NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction events around the country, according to an alert issued by NRA Florida lobbyist Marion Hammer today. The YETI coolers “have been a hot item for sportsmen” at the events for years, according to Hammer’s alert. “Suddenly, without prior notice, YETI has declined to do business with The NRA Foundation saying they no longer wish to be an NRA vendor, and refused to say why. They will only say they will no longer...
  • China Touts Fusion Progress As New Details On Lockheed Martin's Reactor Emerge

    04/21/2018 3:54:08 AM PDT · by PIF · 16 replies
    The War Zone ^ | April 20, 2018 | Joseph Trevithick
    China, which is reportedly hard at work on a host of advanced technologies for both military and civilian applications, has given foreign journalists a close look at its potentially revolutionary fusion energy project, which they claim has produced the longest man-made nuclear reaction of this type ever. The tour came as additional details have come to light regarding another advanced fusion reactor program at Lockheed Martin, which recently obtained a patent for portions of its own design. Snip “The CFR will avoid these issues by tackling plasma confinement in a radically different way. Instead of constraining the plasma within...
  • Killer Cat

    04/20/2018 6:19:39 PM PDT · by eastforker · 93 replies
    me ^ | 4/20/18 | eastforker
    Folks I have a killer cat that has killed more birds, mice and squirrels than you can imagine. She has a pet door that allows her to come and go as she pleases. She just brought me, unharmed, a baby rabbit. The animal kingdom is hard to understand at times.
  • Q Anon: (4/20/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/20/2018 5:42:51 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,026 replies ^ | 4/20/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Ready To Fold ‘Em: Pals Fear Kenny Rogers Has Weeks To Live, Tells Dolly Parton Goodbye

    04/20/2018 4:06:59 PM PDT · by ethom · 17 replies
    Radar Online ^ | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 @ 9:03 | staff report
    Frail and plagued by a string of serious medical issues, music icon Kenny Rogers has canceled his farewell tour, leaving health experts and friends to believe he’s battling killer bladder cancer and has just weeks to live! The 79-year-old “Gambler” singer announced this month he was scrapping his remaining concert dates on his final tour — scheduled through the end of the year — after doctors ordered him to rest as he battles “health challenges.” But sources tell Rogers is at the end of the road, planning a celeb-studded funeral and has even said a tearful goodbye to the...
  • Czech Republic: New sold-out play depicts Jesus raping a Muslim woman

    04/20/2018 2:39:18 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 31 replies ^ | 04/20/2018 | Robert Spencer
    “The performance offers a view of Europe taken unawares by the migrant crisis. It asks unpleasant questions about religion, Europe’s stance on the situation in the Middle East and different approaches to terrorist attacks in Europe, Baghdad and Kabul in a provocative way, the festival programme managers say.” A few lessons from this: 1. Europe’s political and media elites want to convince everyone, by means of a relentless propaganda barrage, that in Europe today, the villains are the “racist” “Islamophobes,” and their innocent victims are Muslims. There is no recognition of spiraling rates of rape and other crimes by Muslim...
  • national pineapple upside down cake day – april 20

    04/20/2018 2:31:55 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 21 replies
    Simple recipe @ link. NOBODY could bake it like my Mom! National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day is observed annually on April 20th. Americans have been enjoying this springtime cake since the early 1900s when many cakes were made in cast iron skillets. To make a Pineapple Upside Down Cake, line the bottom of a cake pan with pineapple rings. A cherry is then placed in the center of each ring followed by a butter and sugar mixture. Cake batter is then poured over the pineapples and baked. When the cake is done, it is turned upside down onto a...
  • liberals killed e.r.a., not “religious right”

    04/20/2018 2:18:04 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 22 replies ^ | 04/20/2018 | Bill Donohue
    The April 20 editorial in the New York Times on the Equal Rights Amendment (E.R.A.) is flawed in several ways. It is not the “religious right” that is responsible for the failure of this amendment, it is liberals. The editorial demonizes the “religious right” for “fearmongering,” when, in fact, it was liberal women who fought the E.R.A. for decades. If the E.R.A. wins the support of two more states, it will have the 38 needed for ratification (the male-dominated Congress overwhelmingly passed it in 1972), though it may not survive a legal challenge: when advocates of the E.R.A. failed to...
  • Why Melania Trump Rarely Uses Sleeves As They Were Intended: A Few Theories

    04/20/2018 12:15:11 PM PDT · by ethom · 49 replies
    Follow ^ | Fri, Apr 20, 2018 @ 07:22
    Why Melania Trump Rarely Uses Sleeves As They Were Intended: A Few Theories Though she is wealthy and famous, anti-cyberbullying activist Melania Trump is just like any one of us: When she puts on her pants, she does it one leg at a time. Jackets, however, are a different story. To the first lady, sleeves are useless. Arms are best glued to the torso under the body of a coat, not maneuvered into tubes to be flailed about or, heaven forbid, used. Trump has spent her three years in the public eye demonstrating how to wear a coat without surrendering...
  • Comey book cannot take in bad reviews

    04/20/2018 11:02:29 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh had a caller that said that he couldn't give a bad review (one-star) on the Amazon site for James Comey's ghostwritten piece of excrement, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," based upon substance. He is a verified buyer of the book, so it wasn't a spam posting. Limbaugh's staff went ahead and tried to post, each having purchased the book, but weren't allowed to post either. The only reviews are 4- and 5-star reviews (though there's one or two 1-star reviews that must have sneaked through the algorithm). Go ahead and try this. If you have Kindle,...