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  • [Catholic Caucus] The Sacred Page: Good Shepherds and the Sheep: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    07/20/2024 9:58:21 AM PDT · by fidelis · 1 replies
    The Sacred Page Blog ^ | July 19, 2018 | Dr. John Bergsma
    At this time in the Church year, we are working our way through the Gospel of Mark, approaching the record of the Feeding of the 5,000 (Mark 6). In the next five weeks, we are going to take a break from Mark in order to meditate on John’s account of the same event (John 6), which will provide a lengthy opportunity to reflect on the theology and biblical basis for the Eucharist. This Sunday, however, we will only read the introduction of the account of the 5,000, and focus on the issue of leadership for God’s people rather than the...
  • Calling the coronavirus the ‘Chinese virus’ matters – research connects the label with racist bias

    07/20/2024 9:55:26 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 7 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 2/18/22 | Brad Bushman Professor of Communication and Rinehart Chair of Mass Communication, The Ohio State Un
    No one wants their geographic region to be associated with a deadly disease. Unfortunately, this has happened in the past with diseases such as “German measles,” “Spanish flu” and “Asiatic cholera.” It happens today, too, even though the World Health Organization advises against naming pathogens for places to “minimize unnecessary negative effects on nations, economies and people.” By Feb. 11, 2020, the WHO had announced that the official name for the novel coronavirus just starting its spread around the world would be severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 – or SARS-CoV-2. The illness it caused would be called COVID-19, short...
  • N.J. woman permanently injured in Dunkin’ hot tea spill, lawsuit says

    07/20/2024 9:54:21 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 3 replies
    NJ1015 ^ | 7/18/2024 | Rick Rickman
    HILLSIDE — In the latest hot spill lawsuit against Dunkin' in New Jersey, a Union County woman claims she suffered severe and permanent burns on her hand due to negligence. Essence Springer bought a hot mint tea at the Dunkin' drive-thru on Liberty Avenue in Hillside on Dec. 17, 2023, according to the lawsuit filed last week. After being handed the tea, the hot drink spilled on her hand. The ensuing burn forced Springer to miss work and her other "usual activities," according to the lawsuit. It also racked up expensive medical bills. The lawsuit said an employee didn't properly...
  • President Abraham Lincoln’s Last Public Address

    07/20/2024 9:48:22 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    The American Presidency Project - UC Santa Barbara ^ | April 11, 1865 | Abraham Lincoln
    We meet this evening not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart. The evacuation of Petersburg and Richmond, and the surrender of the principal insurgent army, give hope of a righteous and speedy peace, whose joyous expression cannot be restrained. In the midst of this, however; He from whom all blessings flow must not be forgotten. A call for a national thanksgiving is being prepared, and will be duly promulgated. Nor must those whose harder part give us the cause of rejoicing be overlooked. Their honors must not be Parceled out with others. I myself was near the front, and...
  • Full Buck Moon shines this weekend on Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary

    07/20/2024 9:47:26 AM PDT · by Ezekiel · 2 replies
    Space.com ^ | July 18, 2024 | By Daisy Dobrijevic
    Look up and celebrate both the wonders of the moon and humanity's achievements in space exploration.When you look up this weekend you will see not only a striking full moon but also a piece of history. In a rare celestial coincidence, July's full moon will share the spotlight with the 55th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, providing a unique opportunity to reflect on humanity's achievements in space exploration and our enduring fascination with our closest neighbor. The July full moon officially occurs on July 21 at 6:17 a.m. EDT (1017 GMT), but the moon will still appear full...
  • Scott Ritter: SS absolutely complicit in assasination attempt

    07/20/2024 9:33:47 AM PDT · by ganeemead · 12 replies
    Not possible that SS was not involved
  • ASSASSIN EYE-WITNESS: Police Are Lying about Rooftop Confrontation of Alleged Sniper – “The Guys on the Second Floor Were Watching – But They Didn’t Do Anything!”

    07/20/2024 9:32:57 AM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 21 replies
    GP ^ | 7/20/24 | Benjamin Wetmore
    One often-repeated part of the official story is that a Butler County Sheriff’s Deputy climbed on top of the roof moments prior to the shooting to confront alleged shooter Thomas Crooks, and Crooks responded by pointing a weapon at the Deputy, who then fell off of an eight-foot ladder Later reports claim that the deputy hurt his ankle and is now walking with a medical boot. Here’s the New York Post repeating that story nationally. Key witness Greg Smith exclusively told the Gateway Pundit: “I saw him [the sniper] right before he shots happened, and I didn’t see him turn...
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    07/20/2024 9:28:54 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 2 replies
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  • A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck military targets of the Houthi terrorist regime in the area of the Al Hudaydah Port in Yemen

    07/20/2024 9:26:08 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 21 replies
    A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck military targets of the Houthi terrorist regime in the area of the Al Hudaydah Port in Yemen in response to the hundreds of attacks carried out against the State of Israel in recent months
  • 'The View' co-host Sunny Hostin leveled an accusation of xenophobia against Donald Trump

    07/20/2024 9:15:31 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 28 replies
    Meaww ^ | 7/19/24 | Arunava Chakrabarty
    During the speech, co-host Sunny Hostin accused the former president of being xenophobic due to his remarks about immigration and his reference to the Covid-19 virus as the "China virus." She also took issue with Trump's repeated jabs at his political opponents throughout the speech. The speech felt "performative" instead of unifying, and it was "beneath the dignity of a national convention from the nominee of a major party," Hostin said. "It was a xenophobic, ugly vision of America speech," she continued.
  • Rare Public Protest Held In Krasnodar Over Electricity Blackouts

    07/20/2024 9:13:51 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 6 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | 7/20/2024 | Staff
    Residents of the Russian city of Krasnodar on July 20 staged a rare public protest to vent their anger over recent power cuts affecting southern Russia. An estimated 200 to 300 people turned out for the protest to demand that the authorities resume the supply of electricity and water. They blocked a street in the north of the city as they voiced complaints about the cuts to services, which they said are becoming more frequent, Russian online media reported. The protesters said that this summer their lights initially were turned off once a week, then three times a week, and...
  • Nippon Steel hires Mike Pompeo to advise on U.S. Steel deal

    07/20/2024 9:12:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 20, 2024
    Japan's biggest steelmaker, Nippon Steel Corp... has hired former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to help with its effort to acquire U.S. Steel ... "We look forward to working alongside him to further emphasize the ways in which Nippon Steel's acquisition of U.S. Steel bolsters the country's economic and national security," Nippon Steel said ... Pompeo had not been given a specific job title within the company. ... Although both steelmakers have received all regulatory approvals outside of the United States for their proposed $14.9 billion merger, they face political opposition and regulatory scrutiny from within the United States....
  • Apple Warns Millions Of iPhone Users—Stop Using Google Chrome

    07/20/2024 8:52:01 AM PDT · by Salman · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jul 18, 2024 | Zak Doffman
    We all know relationships can be complicated, but few are quite as complicated as the one between Apple and Google. Cue Apple’s creepy new attack ad on Google—with a clear message for its 1.4 billion users—stop using Chrome on your iPhone. So, why now? Google is on a mission to convert Safari users to Chrome. It currently relies on Safari to drive most search requests from iPhones—enabled by a financial arrangement between itself and Apple, whereby Google search is the default on Safari. But that arrangement could soon be curtailed by monopoly investigations in the US and Europe. And so...
  • Two dead in multistate listeria outbreak linked with sliced deli meat, CDC says

    07/20/2024 8:46:45 AM PDT · by EBH · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/19/24
    Of the 18 people whom state and local public health experts were able to interview, 16 reported eating meats sliced at a deli in the month before they got sick. There are no reports of people getting sick after eating packaged deli meat. It’s not exactly clear what meat is to blame for the listeria in this outbreak, the CDC says. The CDC and the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service are investigating, but no recalls have been issued. Most people who were sick reported eating turkey or liverwurst, and some reported eating ham. The meat came...
  • My Crazy Summer of "73"

    07/20/2024 8:45:32 AM PDT · by OneVike · 15 replies
    TRFMF ^ | 7/19/24 | Chuck Ness
    From time to time I reach back into my memory bank and write about my past. This one was a memory that I have been wanting to share for years, and I finally put my memory to type.Everyone has memories they cherish from times when they were growing up. I have many memories, but none of them are as memorable as the ones I have of the Summer of “73”. That Summer holds some of the most cherished memories of my teen years. Yet it also includes memories of doing things that would lead to more bad behavior in my...
  • Thomas Matthew Crooks researched school shooter Ethan Crumbley, his family before attack: officials

    07/20/2024 8:38:50 AM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies
    https://abc7.com ^ | 7/20/2024 | ByZachary Cohen, Evan Perez and Holmes Lybrand,
    The suspect in the Trump rally shooting searched online for information on the arrest of a Michigan mass shooter and his parents, who were prosecuted in a 2021 high school shooting. He visited websites for how to build explosives. And in the minutes before he fired shots in an attempted assassination of Donald Trump, he screenshotted a picture from a livestream of the Butler, Pennsylvania, rally. A week before the shooting, Thomas Matthew Crooks searched online for the date of the Democratic National Convention and where Trump planned to speak, as well as other searches for Trump and President Joe...
  • From Clinton Fraud to Trump-Zelensky Call: Recalling CrowdStrike’s Shady Politics Amid IT Outage

    07/20/2024 8:38:40 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 7/20/24 | Ilya Tsyukanov
    A sloppy update to software made by US cybersecurity giant CrowdStrike has taken PCs and servers used by airlines, railways, banks, broadcasters and even medical facilities around the world offline. For anyone following US politics over the past decade or so, the company’s name should be eerily familiar.CrowdStrike is making global headlines (and causing global headaches) this week after an update released Friday morning afflicted thousands of corporate machines running Microsoft products with the infamous blue screen of death error. While the company has already put out a fix, the buggy update is expected to cause billions of dollars and...
  • BORIS JOHNSON: Why I am more convinced than ever that Trump has the strength and bravery to save Ukraine and end this appalling war

    07/20/2024 8:34:39 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/19/2024 | Boris Johnson
    -snip- Having talked to Donald Trump this week, I am more convinced than ever that he has the strength and the bravery to fix it, to save Ukraine, to bring peace — and to stop the disastrous contagion of conflict. -snip- The Ukrainians have shown they can and will win. Even today, they are pushing Putin back again in the Kharkiv region, and they are exacting a huge toll on the Russians in Donetsk. Their heroism is incredible. But the war has been going on too long, and the cost is immense, in lives, in economic misery and instability. I...
  • Why has Biden’s government labeled pro-lifers as top domestic terrorists? Pro-life groups compared to likes of ISIS

    07/20/2024 8:31:23 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 16 Jul, 2024 | Emily Erin Davis
    “Her name is Ann. She lives in rural America, drives a minivan and is pro-life. While she has always been protective of her four kids, she’s become increasingly religious and concerned about the welfare of other children.” Cue the ominous music. You may not know it, but “Ann” and others like her have been identified by Biden’s Dept. of Homeland Security as top “radicalization suspects.” Training profiles, just like “Ann’s,” are used by the office of Terrorism and Violence Prevention to inform agents on who to keep a close eye on. Shamefully, this is just one in a series of...
  • NGAD: Why The U.S. Air Force’s New $300 Million Fighter Is In Trouble

    07/20/2024 8:29:55 AM PDT · by whyilovetexas111 · 16 replies
    National Security Journal ^ | 7/20/2024 | Robert Farley
    How fares the Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) project? The NGAD is designed to produce a new generation of fighter aircraft, replacing much of the Air Force’s legacy fleet and bringing a suite of new capabilities to the long-range strike mission. The NGAD was also supposed to revolutionize the defense industrial base (DIB) and change the way that the United States builds and buys fighter planes. But there are evidently some troubles. The Air Force seems to be backpedaling on its commitment to the NGAD, and the entire project appears to have left the DIB cold.