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  • The Shadowy Extremist Group Behind the Anti-Trump Riots

    04/24/2017 9:06:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    Polizette ^ | 04/24/17 | Edmund Kozak
    On April 15, a pro-Trump, pro-free-speech rally at University of California, Berkeley, descended into violent mayhem after radical far-leftists — members of the organization Antifa — began to attack the peacefully assembled crowd. Antifa, which stands for “anti-fascist action,” is a network of loosely affiliated far-left anarchist and communist groups that orchestrate violent protests and attacks on populists, conservatives, and anyone else its members deem to be “fascists” or “Nazis.” “Anyone who tries to hold any sort of right-wing event literally gets beat up by militant communists in the street.” Antifa was formed originally in Germany in the 1980s, its...
  • Antarctica Is Covered With Flowing Water, And That Worries Scientists

    04/21/2017 1:17:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 45 replies ^ | 4/21/17 | Andrea Thompson
    Since the days of the great early 20th century polar explorers, scientists have noticed the unbelievably bright blue ponds and streams of meltwater that can form on the glaciers and ice shelves of Antarctica and were even crucial to the recent collapse of one ice shelf. While most research into Antarctic ice melt has concentrated on the impacts of warming ocean waters that are eating away at the ice from below, a new continent-wide survey shows that these surface meltwater drainage systems are much more prevalent around the continent than was previously thought. The systems, described in two new studies...
  • Fears Google Hire could allow employers to see your entire search history

    04/17/2017 4:42:04 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 60 replies ^ | 4/16/17 |
    THE tech giant is working on a job site called Google Hire, which could let prospective employers snoop your embarrassing search history. IN THIS day and age, every boss is going to quickly Google a prospective employee before asking them to come in for an interview. But now the technology giant is working on project called Google Hire, which The Sun reports will help employers learn perhaps a little bit too much about their new recruits. It will reportedly be a recruitment tool similar to LinkedIn — however, early reports suggest it will be available through your personal Google account....
  • Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Worthy is the Lamb

    04/16/2017 6:04:06 PM PDT · by blue-duncan · 4 replies
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  • Joe and Mika inch closer to confirming their relationship

    04/12/2017 7:54:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Have MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski come closer to confirming they’re a couple? They’ve revealed in a new interview that their pets at home are very familiar. The “Morning Joe” pair’s been coy about any off-screen romance in the past. Page Six exclusively reported last year that Mika quietly divorced after 23 years of marriage, and that they’re “widely rumored to be romantically involved — and there’s plenty of on-air chemistry for all to see.” But she told GQ last year in a profile, “I really don’t want to talk about my personal life.” In a new interview...
  • Heroin-like fish venom could help in development of new painkillers

    03/30/2017 3:12:34 PM PDT · by jerod · 26 replies
    CBC News websiter ^ | Last Updated: Mar 30, 2017
    Substance makes predators dizzy and unco-ordinated by acting on their opioid receptors Researchers have discovered a fish venom that contains opioid properties, which could help in the development of new pain-killing drugs. The fierce-looking fang blenny, also known as the poison-fang blenny or the sabre-tooth blenny, fends off predators and competitors by injecting them with a heroin-like substance that impairs them rather than kills them. "The venom causes the bitten fish to become slower in movement and dizzy by acting on their opioid receptors," said Bryan Fry, who led the study published Tuesday in the science journal Current Biology. Although...
  • Here’s how much Gov. Jerry Brown wants to raise the gas tax to fix crumbling roads (GAG!)

    03/30/2017 11:11:51 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 03/29/2017 | AP Staff
    California’s governor and legislative leaders on Wednesday proposed raising $52 billion to fix the state’s roads through a big gasoline tax increase, higher car registration fees and a charge on emission-free vehicles. The 10-year plan would boost gasoline excise taxes for the first time in more than two decades, raising them 12 cents per gallon — a 43 percent increase. The tax would rise automatically with inflation. For the first time, owners of zero emission vehicles would pay a $100 annual fee because they use public roads but don’t pay gasoline taxes that fund highway maintenance. The plan also includes...
  • Get ready to remove plastic covers from your license plate

    03/29/2017 12:28:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 76 replies
    PHOENIX — Got one of those plastic covers or films over your license plate? Be prepared to get out your screwdriver or razor blade to take it off. Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed legislation making it illegal to put any covering or substance on a plate "that obscures from any angle the number, characters, year validating tabs or name of the jurisdiction issuing the plate.'' The measure takes effect 90 days after the end of the session, meaning probably not until sometime in August. Violators would be subject to civil fines decided by a judge. The issue has been...
  • Canada may yet have peacekeeping boots on the ground in 2017

    03/26/2017 8:03:57 AM PDT · by jerod · 2 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Mar 25, 2017 | By Murray Brewster
    PM (Selfie) says Canada has a 'difficult history in Africa as peacekeepers' and deployment option will be thoughtful The Liberal government has yet to formally serve notice to the United Nations that it's ready to join international peacekeeping operations — something Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplayed on Saturday. He insisted Canada might still have boots on the ground in 2017, which would head off a major embarrassment given that Canada is hosting a major gathering of peacekeeping nations later this year. Both he and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan also left the distinct impression, during the weekend Liberal caucus meeting on...
  • Border wall fight: California considers divesting from companies involved in the project

    03/22/2017 9:01:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 38 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 03/22/17 | Katy Murphy
    Three California Democrats have a warning for contractors who sign up for President Donald Trump’s border-wall construction project between the U.S. and Mexico: Build it, and we will divest from your company. In the latest act of resistance against the Trump administration, the state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would force the state to drop its pension investments in any companies involved in the project. “This is a wall of shame and we don’t want any part of it,” Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, said in a statement. “Immigrant stories are the history of America and this is a...
  • America's Clovis people wiped out by meteorite 12000 years ago

    03/11/2017 8:25:15 AM PST · by ckilmer · 72 replies ^ | Martha Henriques
    Traces of platinum, a metal associated with meteorite impact, have been found at archaeological sites of the Clovis people across the US, suggesting that they were wiped out in a mini-Ice-Age triggered by the impact of an extraterrestrial object. The Clovis people disappeared from North America about 12,800 years ago. Many of the large creatures they hunted – a total of about 35 species – went extinct at about the same time.
  • The Poor of All Religions Suffer Most from Deadly Boko Haram Attacks

    03/11/2017 12:44:19 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Freep | 03/11/2017 | CharlesOConnell
    The EWTN-carried tv show Where God Weeps, which gives voice to the needs of the desperately poor, is a program not to miss. (If you don't watch it live, you will lose access to important information.) Now Bishop Stephen Mamza of the Diocese of Yola, Nigeria is speaking about how deadly Boko Haram attacks in the northern half of the country are devastating both Muslims and Christians. The Bishop's advice to members of his flock who lack minimal basic security is, "If you can find a safer place to live, move there". All Christians in the Bishop's own home town...
  • *VANITY* I was hacked and I'm no longer secure on FR *VANITY*

    03/03/2017 2:32:11 AM PST · by knarf · 52 replies
    self ^ | March 3, 2017 | knarf
    A couple of months ago, my card was hacked, not my account, so I waited for a new one to re-submit my FR donation.
  • Colin Kaepernick will reportedly stand for national anthem next season

    03/02/2017 10:59:25 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/02/17 | Frank Schwab
    Colin Kaepernick hired new agents, which was reported this week. The agents told teams Kaepernick would be opting out of his San Francisco 49ers contract to become a free agent, news that broke Wednesday. On Thursday, ESPN reported that Kaepernick would stand for the national anthem in 2017. All of these things are related, of course. Kaepernick will have a tough enough time finding the right fit in free agency, given his inconsistency on the field over the past few years. Kaepernick’s national-anthem protest of last season likely wouldn’t have been a positive for most NFL owners. So Kaepernick –...
  • The Liberals Are Furious With Rep. (R-Utah) Jason Chaffetz

    02/18/2017 6:46:07 AM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    The liberals are furious, as they think Jason Chaffetz should investigate President Trump’s Russian ties. Rather than investigate Mr Flynn’s and Mr Trump’s questionable ties to Russia, Mr Chaffetz has zeroed in on journalists’ obtaining of so-called classified information. I agree with this, as if we do not find out who is leaking information from the Trump White House, the confusion will never stop for President Trump.
  • Stargazers' delight: Lunar eclipse, comet, and 'Snow Moon' in one incredible night

    02/10/2017 6:00:38 PM PST · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/10/17 | Fox News staff
    Stargazers are in for a triple treat: Friday night will feature a type of lunar eclipse, the Full Snow Moon, and even a comet. You’ve likely heard of a “supermoon,” when the full moon appears brighter than usual because it’s closer to Earth. Friday night, something different will happen, in effect. The full moon will be darker. That’s because the Earth’s natural satellite will experience something called a penumbral eclipse. A full lunar eclipse happens when the Earth is right in between the sun and the moon, casting its shadow onto the moon. In a penumbral eclipse, it’s just the...
  • Animal rights group PETA calls for Warhammer fur clothing ban (Games Workshop targeted)

    01/30/2017 5:27:58 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 16 replies
    Tabletop Gaming ^ | January 30, 2017
    Animal rights organisation PETA has asked Warhammer publisher Games Workshop to remove the depiction of characters wearing fur from its range of miniatures and games. PETA, which has become well-known for its anti-fur campaigns involving celebrities and its calls for the humane treatment of animals both in reality and fiction, said in a statement that it had written to Games Workshop CEO Kevin Rountree to request a ban on the portrayal of fur clothing in the Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 universes. The move is likely to rile up some fans of the series who see the ethical treatment of animals...
  • President Donald Trump Signs Executive Order to Defund International Planned Parenthood

    01/23/2017 10:58:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 24, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    President Donald Trump today signed an executive order to defund International Planned Parenthood. Most pro-life Americans are anxiously awaiting Congress to pass a bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. While that defunding legislation concerns the domestic-based Planned Parenthood abortion corporation, President Trump has the ability to put in place an executive order that would revoke funding for its International affiliate. When pro-abortion former President Barack Obama took office, Obama overturned a policy that prevented funding of groups that promote or perform abortions overseas. The Mexico City Policy covered over $400 million in federal funds, part of which flowed...
  • Bizarre 3-fingered Mummified Hand Found in Peru

    01/17/2017 3:33:50 PM PST · by wildbill · 41 replies
    Ancient Origins Net ^ | 1/09/2017 | April Holloway
    A mummified three-fingered hand with eight inch fingers has been found in a Peruvian tunnel in the desert. While first inspection may lead one to conclude that it is nothing more than an imaginative man-made creation, examination by a physician in Cusco, Peru, revealed that it is composed of skin and bone, with six bones in each finger. The bizarre-looking hand was allegedly presented to Peru-based researcher Brien Foerster, who runs Hidden Inca Tours , along with a small mummified elongated skull and a tiny mummified body. The local person who has possession of the items told Foerster that they...
  • Couple told they were too old and overweight to adopt (welcome to Socialism run amuck in Canada.)

    01/17/2017 8:25:32 AM PST · by jerod · 13 replies
    As a busy four-year-old boy races around his living room in Fredericton, David Holt can't bear to think of a quiet house. But Holt and his wife Donda Holt nearly lost the chance to parent their son, Michael. New Brunswick's Department of Social Development initially informed the Holts, who took in Michael as their foster child when he was a baby, that they were too old and overweight and not involved enough in the community to adopt him. The rejection left them shocked, but they fought it and won.