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  • National Absinthe Day 2021: Facts, Quotes To Share About 'The Green Fairy' 03/05/21

    03/08/2021 2:36:27 AM PST · by nickcarraway
    IBT ^ | Suman Varandani @suman09 03/05/21 | Suman Varandani @suman09 03/05/21
    National Absinthe Day is marked on March 5 annually to raise awareness and celebrate the strong alcoholic drink also known as "The Green Fairy." According to Healthline, absinthe is a combination of spirits and herbs, mainly fennel, anise, and a type of wormwood called Artemisia absinthium. The drink is very potent, and it was earlier believed its consumption causes side effects including convulsions, hallucinations, mental deterioration and psychosis, which is why several countries banned the drink. “Absinthe became a victim of its own popularity when the French wine industry and temperance movement targeted a common scapegoat to promote their respective...
  • Pfizer CEO's Israel visit canceled because he is not fully vaccinated

    03/08/2021 2:35:16 AM PST · by EBH
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/7/2021
    Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has canceled his expected visit to Israel after it turned out he has not been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, N12 reported Friday. According to the channel, Bourla, as well as members of the delegation that was meant to accompany him during his visit, have not received the second dose of the vaccine. As a result, it was decided to delay the visit by several days, which also posed a logistic challenge because of the upcoming Israeli elections. Bourla said in December that he has not yet received the vaccine yet because he does not want...
  • Anybody Else Seen Songbird Yet? (Spoiler Alert)

    03/08/2021 2:31:06 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3/8/2021 | Oshkalaboomboom
    If you don't want to read Spoilers don't go any further We watched the new Michael Bay production of Songbird last night, not because we were particularly interested in the movie or the subject but because it was considered so offensive to the Wokesters that they were trying to get it blocked before its release and were also bombing the Internet Movie Database with bad reviews before ever seeing the movie. Well, it turns out that even if you aren't a member of the Church of the Perpetually Offended this movie is actually pretty bad. The basic plot is that...
  • Cadbury Creme Eggs Now Come in Beer Form

    03/08/2021 2:27:14 AM PST · by nickcarraway
    Food & Wine ^ | March 03, 2021 | Mike Pomranz
    Cadbury teamed up with Goose Island to release a limited edition Creme Stout for Easter.Beer collaborations have become so commonplace that plenty of brand-name confections have been turned into their own brew—from the obvious, like a Hershey's chocolate porter, to the more eyebrow-raising, like a Sheetz watermelon gummy rings wheat ale. But even though these brewery-meets-candy mashup aren't as unexpected as they used to be, the combination of sweet treats and alcohol can still be an attention grabber: Just ask Cadbury. The Easter mainstay teamed up with the Goose Island Beer Company to release a Creme Egg-flavored stout. Launched today,...
  • Pigs Can Learn to Play Video Games When Tempted by Treats

    03/08/2021 2:10:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2021 | Theresa Machemer
    The four swine in the study always wanted to be the first at the computer each dayThere are three bright blue walls displayed on a black screen. Move the cursor to a wall, the computer goes bloop! and a treat pops out. After some success, one wall disappears. With only two walls, it’s a little bit harder. Then, after more bloops and treats, the screen drops down to one blue wall. For a pig moving the joystick with its snout, it takes serious skills to get the cursor to that one blue wall. Read More But four pigs, named Omelet,...
  • Beirut Protesters paralyze Lebanon amid political, economic crisis

    03/08/2021 2:03:46 AM PST · by Pollster1
    AP ^ | 8 March 2021 | AP
    Protesters closed all major roads leading to the Lebanese capital on Monday ... small groups of demonstrators blocked the southern, northern and eastern entrances to Beirut with burning tires and by parking vehicles on the main roads. In other parts of Lebanon, army soldiers briefly opened some roads only to have protesters close them again shortly afterward.
  • 'Cheater alert!' - Bizarre posters calling out unfaithful husband pinned on trees and lampposts in Oldham

    03/08/2021 1:51:16 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Manchester Evening News ^ | 6 MAR 2021 | Charlotte Dobson
    The handwritten A4 notes appeared around Alexandra Park and streets in Glodwick Bizarre posters calling out a 'cheating husband' have been pinned on trees, lampposts and cars in Oldham. The handwritten A4 notes appeared across Glodwick and Alexandra Park on Saturday morning. "CHEATER ALERT", says one poster threatening to out the 'unfaithful husband'. The author named a street in Oldham followed by 'find out soon.' Another poster, naming the same street, states: "Do you cheat on your wife? "Soon to be reveled (sic). Are you the ******* Street serial cheat?" Another poster reveals some of the letters of the accused's...
  • Police: 'I'll kill you if you don't buy me beer;' SLC man pulls gun on 3 people, gives $20

    03/08/2021 1:36:41 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KUTV ^ | Sunday, March 7th 2021 | Adam Forgie
    A man is facing a series of charges after police say he pulled a gun on three people inside of a truck, demanding that they buy him beer, saying he will kill them if they don't. The suspect, 39-year-old Guierrmo Meza, even gave the victims $20 to do so, according to a probable cause statement. Police say that late Friday night, Meza walked up to a truck near 906 N. Cornell Street, opened the passenger-side door, pointed a revolver at the driver's head and stated: I will kill all of you if you don't by me some beer." Meza then...
  • French Billionaire Politician Olivier Dassault Killed in Helicopter Crash

    03/08/2021 1:24:42 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | MARCH 7, 2021
    French billionaire Olivier Dassault was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash, a police source said, with President Emmanuel Macron paying tribute to the 69-year old conservative politician. Dassault was the eldest son of late French billionaire industrialist Serge Dassault, whose namesake Dassault Aviation, builds the Rafale war planes and owns Le Figaro newspaper. “Olivier Dassault loved France. Captain of industry, lawmaker, local elected official, reserve commander in the air force: during his life, he never ceased to serve our country, to value its assets. His sudden death is a great loss. Thoughts on his family and loved ones,” Macron...
  • In Covid-19 mindset, panic has become a twisted new virtue. Heroes of old who conquered their fears would now be branded as idiots

    03/08/2021 1:17:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    RT ^ | 6 Mar, 2021
    As a journalist, John Scott Lewinski hustles around the world, writing for more than 30 international news organization covering news, lifestyle and technology. As an author, he is represented by the Fineprint Literary Agency, New York.The Covid-19 pandemic has warped humanity’s mindset, turning fear into an intellectual value. Panic is now the smart choice, and those who reject it are considered dangerous barbarians. Sociologists, political theorists and other experts credit the ongoing coronavirus pandemic with forging countless changes in global society. Some are practical, some psychological. Some are temporary, while others will remain in evolving forms. It’s difficult to deduce...
  • Skier Survives Backcountry Avalanche by Jumping Off 100-Foot Cliff

    03/08/2021 12:33:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    A California skier has a harrowing tale to tell after surviving an avalanche. Kyle Johnston was on a regular backcountry outing last month in the Tahoe region, where avalanches are common. “We have been in these mountains and these zones dozens of times,” Johnston said, referring to the mountains near the Blue Lakes, just south of Lake Tahoe. But the Friday that kicked off President’s Day weekend was different. “Started with some familiar terrain and tested the snow, and we were feeling good about it,” Johnson recalled. But that quickly changed for the 34-year-old skier. “Due to the way the...
  • Ancient Egyptian pet cemetery contained much loved cats and dogs pampered in their old age

    03/08/2021 12:23:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    THE ART NEWSPAPER ^ | 5th March 2021 | Helen Stoilas
    Research by archaeologists at the Roman port city Berenice shows that humans cared for their animals as much as current day people doThe ancient Egyptians love their pets just as much as any current-day cat lady or dog dad. What might be the world’s oldest pet cemetery was uncovered by archaeologists in the early Roman port city Berenice contains the remains of nearly 600 clearly much-loved animals that were placed in individual graves, covered by pottery that served as miniature sarcophagi, with adornments including bronze and beaded collars. The 2,000-year-old burials include many four-legged companions that had died of old...
  • China’s Cttempt to Conceal Uyghur Genocide Have ‘Unravelled’: Activist

    03/08/2021 12:15:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Global News ^ | March 7, 2021 | Amanda Connolly
    Uyghur Canadian Mehmet Tohti says remarks like those from the Chinese ambassador to Canada last week denying mounting evidence of a probable Uyghur genocide suggest Beijing realizes their attempts to cover up their actions are being “unravelled.” In an interview with The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, the executive director of the Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project said it is clear Chinese officials, including the ambassador, “are trying to defend the indefensible.” “You have seen nervousness from the top officials,” said Tohti. “They are trying to spread other lies, and I understand that they failed miserably and they are unsuccessful to defend...
  • Oprah interview: Meghan 'didn't want to be alive anymore'

    03/07/2021 11:47:29 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies ^ | March 8, 2021 | BBC
    The Duchess of Sussex has said she found life within the British Royal Family so difficult that at times she "didn't want to be alive anymore". In a deeply personal TV interview, Meghan told Oprah Winfrey that she did not get help when she asked for it.
  • Meghan Markle says royal family had ‘concerns’ over son’s skin color

    03/07/2021 11:44:08 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 32 replies ^ | March 7, 2021 | Kenneth Garger
    Meghan Markle revealed Sunday night that the royal family raised “concerns” with Prince Harry over how dark son Archie’s skin might be. Markle said in her tell-all Oprah interview that while still pregnant with Archie, she was told her son wouldn’t have a royal title and that they wouldn’t be entitled to security. Asked by Oprah whether she thinks it was “because of his race,” Markle appeared to agree. “All around this same time — we have in tandem the conversation of, ‘He won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title,’ and also concerns and conversations...
  • Calls Mount for 'Honour Killings' Law in India After Father Beheads Teenaged Daughter

    03/07/2021 11:30:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MARCH 07, 202
    Police in northern India said on Thursday (March 4) they had arrested a man who beheaded his daughter and carried her severed head to the village police station, a case that spurred calls for a new law against so-called honour killings. The man told police he had attacked his 17-year-old daughter with an axe on Wednesday (March 3) in anger over her relationship with a man. “He said he saw his daughter in a compromising position with a man and he beheaded her in a fit of rage,” Anurag Vats, police superintendent of Hardoi district in northern Uttar Pradesh state,...
  • Driver, 33, thankful to be alive after his BMW bursts into flames on BKE

    03/07/2021 11:27:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MARCH 07, 2021 | Nadine Chuathe
    Before the BMW caught fire, Mr Lester Cher had noticed a burning smell and white smoke emitting from the air-conditioning vents. Lianhe Wanbao When his BMW X1 burst into flames on the Bukit Timah Expressway last Saturday, Mr Lester Cher thought of going back into the SUV to retrieve some items. But the memory of a recent fire involving another BMW made him think better of it. The 33-year-old told The New Paper yesterday: "I kept thinking of the people in the Tanjong Pagar car accident. Five of them were burned. How scary. "All those items I wanted to retrieve...
  • Historical Vignette 135 - Battle of the Remagen Bridgehead

    03/07/2021 10:59:55 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 8 replies
    Over ten days in the spring of 1945, Army Engineers expedited the invasion of Germany and thus shortened the Second World War in Europe by daringly capturing one of the last bridges left standing across the River Rhine. It had been nine months since D-Day, and Allied forces had fought in several long, difficult campaigns across France and the highlands of the Ardennes forest and had just crossed the German border. The last natural barrier to driving deeper into German territory was the Rhine. Starting in March, Operation Lumberjack, led by the U.S. First Army, aimed to secure the west...

    03/07/2021 10:52:55 PM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 2 replies
    King James Bible | 3/8/2021 | pilgrimsprogress
    “She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors. Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man” (Proverbs 8:2-4).
  • Adverse Incident Reports Show 966 Deaths Following Vaccination for COVID-19

    03/07/2021 10:48:43 PM PST · by Cathi · 23 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 6, 2021 | Celia Farber "According to adverse incident reports collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 966 individuals have died after having received an mRNA vaccine for COVID-19." Data covers only through Feb. 19 (that is all the data that has been released so far.) The chart shown indicating when deaths occurred after first vaccine is very interesting. Over 50% of them occurred during the first week after vaccine.