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  • BREAKING: Elijah Cummings Has Died

    10/17/2019 8:37:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/17/2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., died Thursday morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital from “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” his office said in a statement. Cummings, 68, was the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee and heavily involved in the impeachment inquiry. Cummings, of Baltimore, has not returned to work after an undisclosed medical procedure that he said would only keep him away for about a week. […] He missed two roll call votes Thursday, the first day back following a two-week recess. He previously released a statement saying he’d be back by the time the session resumed. The...
  • Ken Cuccinelli warns U.S. courts not to get in the way of Trump's immigration agenda

    10/17/2019 8:18:16 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 7 replies
    fox ^ | 10/17/2019 | Nick Givas
    If the U.S. court system doesn't interfere with White House policy, the Trump administration will expand on their current success and continue to make strides with immigration reform, said Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services, on "Fox & Friends" Thursday
  • The day The Deacon went 18 (no pitch-count then)

    10/17/2019 3:54:19 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 30 replies
    post-gazette.com ^ | 7/19/14 | Bob Smizik
    On July 19, 1955, Vernon Law was the starting pitcher in the Pirates' 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Braves. ... Law started and pitched the first 18 innings before being lifted for a pinch-hitter. In those 18 innings, he allowed nine hits, two runs -- only one of which was earned -- two walks and 12 strikeouts. On July 19, 1955, Vernon Law was the starting pitcher in the Pirates’ 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Braves. Law, nicknamed The Deacon, was not the winning pitcher and didn’t even get a complete game on that Tuesday night at Forbes Field. But...
  • Ken Cuccinelli cites 22 million illegal immigrants, nearly twice previous tally

    10/16/2019 7:40:22 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 16 October 2019 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump’s top immigration spokesman on Wednesday said that there are potentially 22 million illegal immigrants inside the United States, nearly twice the estimate regularly cited. Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which handles the legal immigration process, said the number comes from a study done by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That study put the number at 22.1 million. The number typically cited is 11 million to 13 million illegal immigrants in the country. The latest estimate, from the Federation for American Immigration Reform, is 14 million. An accurate count is difficult to calculate.
  • Traffic Accident in Saudi Arabia's Medina Province Leaves 35 Dead, 4 Injured

    10/16/2019 3:57:55 PM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 01:26 17.10.2019
    Traffic Accident in Saudi Arabia's Medina Province Leaves 35 Dead, 4 Injured 01:05 17.10.2019(updated 01:26 17.10.2019) A total of 35 individuals were killed on Wednesday in a massive traffic accident in Saudi Arabia's Medina province, the SPA news agency has revealed. Citing police officials, the agency noted that in addition to those killed, another four individuals were left with serious injuries after a private charter bus collided with a heavy vehicle loader. Many were subsequently transported to the Al-Hamna Hospital, according to the release. The bus was carrying a total of 39 passengers at the time. The spokesperson of the...
  • Irvine food distributor that serves Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Chipotle moving HQ to Texas

    10/16/2019 3:48:34 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 34 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 10-4-2019 | Jonathan Lanser
    Quality Custom Distribution, a fast-food industry supplier for the likes of Starbucks, Chick-fil-A and Chipotle, is moving its corporate headquarters to Texas from Irvine. The company, a logistics unit of food-industry supply giant Golden State Foods, runs a nationwide chain of 19 distribution centers that warehouses and distributes food and supplies to individual chain restaurants. The new headquarters will initially be home to between 30 and 45 workers, both relocations and new hires. It is expected to be open by January.
  • Dems storm out of Syria meeting with Trump: 'We have to pray for his health'

    10/16/2019 2:33:25 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 114 replies
    fox ^ | 10/16/2019 | Greg Re
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced at a news conference outside the White House on Wednesday that they had just walked out of a meeting with President Trump on Syria policy, after he apparently called Pelosi a "third-rate politician" and angrily suggested the Democrats probably appreciated communist Islamic State terrorists in the Middle East.
  • Entire RAGBRAI staff resigns over Register’s handling of Carson King story

    10/16/2019 11:12:31 AM PDT · by bigbob · 33 replies
    KTIV.com ^ | 10-15-19 | KTIV staff
    A rift over the Des Moines Register’s handling of the Carson King story has led to the resignation of the entire staff of the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa from the newspaper, effective immediately. In a Tuesday post on RAGBRAI’s Facebook page, TJ Juskiewicz said the Register, “refused to offer me the opportunity to openly speak to the RAGBRAI Nation, and answer the hundreds of passionate questions asked about the future of RAGBRAI following the Des Moines Register’s handling of the Carson King story.” Juskiewicz said his efforts to communicate with riders were blocked because “it did not...
  • 'They beat the crap out of me’: NBC director attacked by mob doing Halloween dance in Midtown

    10/16/2019 12:31:16 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 69 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Mikey Light and Thomas Tracy
    A gang of ghoulish bullies broke into a bizarre Halloween dance in front of a television director on his way to work, then pummeled the senior when he tried to walk around them, police said. John Sullivan, 72, had just gotten off the train at Sixth Ave. near W. 43rd St. about 2:20 a.m. Monday and was heading to 30 Rockefeller Center when nine people in their early 20s suddenly blocked his path. “They were circling around me, and they were pointing their fingers in my face. They’re dancing, and all of a sudden they’re punching me. They beat the...
  • Another Stupid Decision; CA Removes Free Emergency Service

    10/15/2019 5:48:02 PM PDT · by econjack · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Oct. 15, 2019 | Megan Fox
    ...the state (of CA) Fire District has decided that Ham radio equipment in remote areas must be removed unless radio operators cough up a big fee to lease the land from the government Ham radio operator use station repeaters to relay emergency traffic, especially when cell towers and other means of communication are down. This is done free by the radio operators; they buy, maintain, and operate the service at no charge to the state. Their thanks for this service: $2500 application fee to lease a tiny piece of land, $3000-5000 admin fee, plus an annual rental fee. The real...
  • UC Berkeley grad student says research may have been destroyed by PG&E outage

    10/15/2019 2:50:57 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 90 replies
    ABC News 7 ^ | October 13, 2019 | Anser Hassan
    BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- Sarah Morris says 12-hour days are not uncommon at her bio-chemistry lab in Morgan Hall at UC Berkeley. But PG&E's power outage may have destroyed two years of her ground-breaking cancer research, valued at $500,000. "I kind of had a moment of thinking, 'is my dissertation thesis going to include the lines: I did this, and then it got wiped out because of a power outage. Please let me graduate!'" says Morris. Morris is a PhD student researching new therapies to fight drug-resistant forms of cancer. She says PG&E assured UC Berkeley that the power would...
  • Preliminary 4.8 Magnitude Quake Strikes East of Salinas (CA)

    10/15/2019 1:01:28 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 27 replies
    nbcbayarea.com ^ | Oct 15, 2019
    A preliminary 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck about 21 miles east of Salinas Tuesday afternoon, according to the USGS. Further information was not immediately available.
  • Send the National Guard

    10/15/2019 10:04:37 AM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | October 15, 2019 | Rick Shaftan
    In cases where the police do nothing to stop violent #Antifa thugs, Trump should federalize the state National Guard the way Eisenhower did in Arkansas in 1957. The same response applied to segregationists who violated Constitutional Rights needs to be applied to violent leftists who do the same thing in cases where police refuse to act and help.
  • Jeff Zucker on the phone this morning via Project Veritas

    Evidently James O'Keefe still has an insider at CNN. This phone call, just tweeted, is from 10/14/19 @ 9:00am. Zuzker is talking to someone about recent tweets from Project Veritas at 9:00 this morning and Project Veritas managed to record the phone call and post it by 9:41 Today is going to be a fun day at CNN:) The main CNN Project Veritas videos are supposed to start coming out within an hour or so. I assume there will be more than one since the insider has been recording for months and O'Keefe tends to release them in a series...
  • Navy Bans Satanists From Holding 'Satanic Services' At US Naval Academy

    10/14/2019 6:33:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/13/19 | Matthew Wright
    Navy bans Satanists from holding 'satanic services' at the US Naval Academy after the group announced they were planning weekly meetings An email sent to U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen on October 8 offered to hold 'satanic religious services' hosted by the Satanic Temple The email offered to hold discussions of satanic philosophy, along with the 'literary history of Satan' A spokeswoman with the USNA asserted that it was shared prematurely, adding that the group originally asked to hold a 'study group' She added that the Satanic Temple represents 'a non-theistic religious and politically active movement' The military is forbidden from...
  • Let Us Stand

    10/14/2019 6:16:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 1 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/13/19 | Jon Voight
    Let Us Standhttps://twitter.com/jonvoight/status/1183497355275857922 
  • TV networks to air commercial depicting menstruating men and boys…

    10/13/2019 9:41:15 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 108 replies
    citizenfreepress.com ^ | 10/13/19 | Kane
    Several TV networks have agreed to air an underwear commercial portraying a surreal world where men and boys menstruate. The ad opens with an anguished young teenage boy sheepishly telling his dad, “I think I got my period.” Dad later hugs him and tells him, “It’s just part of growing up.” Many of the nine rapid-fire vignettes in the one-minute, 20-second ad are jarring: a man rolls over in bed, revealing blood-stained sheets; in a public bathroom, a man passes a tampon to another beneath a toilet stall partition; and a man walks through a locker room with a tampon...
  • Ghost Forests Are Visceral Examples of the Advance of Climate Change

    10/13/2019 5:52:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    time.com ^ | 10/7/2019 | tik root
    As Matt Kirwan walks through Maryland’s Blackwater National Refuge, his rubber boots begin to squish. With each step the land beneath him turns from dry ground to increasingly soggy mud. The trees around him go from tall and full of leaves or needles to short, bare and pale white. Partway out, ankle deep in water, Kirwan stops. “At this point we’ve transitioned from being in the forest, to actually being in a full-fledged marsh,” explains the Virginia Institute of Marine Science ecologist. “This ground is now too salty and too wet to support living trees.” Kirwan is standing in the...
  • Canada’s Justin Trudeau wears bulletproof vest after security threat

    10/13/2019 4:34:27 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 October 2019 | Dom Calicchio
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest onstage Saturday night as he delivered a speech amid heavy security after authorities learned of a security threat, according to reports. Trudeau, leader of the nation’s Liberal Party, is seeking reelection Oct. 21. He addressed an audience of about 2,000 supporters in Mississauga, Ontario, just outside Toronto, the CBC reported. Liberal officials would not disclose the nature of the security threat, but the event was delayed for about 90 minutes, according to the Toronto Star. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police also would not comment. SNIP New Democratic leader Jagmeet Singh posted...
  • Trump Campaign’s Latest TV Spot

    10/12/2019 8:22:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    TWITTER ^ | 12 OCTOBER 2019 | FLIGHTCREW
    You gotta see this. Well done!