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  • Columbia University president is accused of running one of the worst 'hotbeds of anti-Semitism and hate' as she defends 'peaceful' Hamas protesters

    04/17/2024 12:34:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 17 2024 | MORGAN PHILLIPS and KELLY LACO
    Columbia University President Nemat Shafik was accused of running one of the 'worst hotbeds of anti-Semitism and hate' during a grilling in Congress over her handling of pro-Palestinian protests on campus The Ivy League chief defended the 'peaceful' demonstrations and the students' right to free speech in the surge of anti-Semitic rhetoric since the start of the Gaza war that led to the resignations of Harvard President Claudine Gay and Yale President Liz Magill. House GOP Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., accused Columbia's leadership of refusing to 'enforce their own policies and condemn Jewish hatred on campus, creating a...
  • Sleep apnea: Mouthguards less invasive, just as effective as CPAP

    04/17/2024 12:28:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 2 replies
    New Atlas ^ | April 12, 2024 | Paul McClure
    The SomnoDent Flex®, the mandibular advancement device (MAD) used in the study. Somno Med AU ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Obstructive sleep apnea can cause or contribute to high blood pressure, so a new study examined which sleep apnea treatments – a CPAP machine or a mouthguard that keeps the airways open – was more effective at lowering blood pressure. Medications are the first-line treatment for high blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension. However, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which can cause and/or exacerbate hypertension, is being recognized as an underdiagnosed and modifiable risk factor. The most common sleep-rated breathing disorder, OSA is caused by...
  • Iran's Bizarre Attack on Israel and Russia's Awkward Spot

    04/17/2024 12:25:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    William Spaniel ^ | 15/4/24 | William Spaniel
    On April 13, 2024, Iran executed a large air strike against Israel. What unfolded next was a bizarre series of claims and statements with worldwide implications---and the distinct possibility that Iran intentionally set up the strikes to fail. This video covers what happened, what's next, and what viewers wanted to know about the topic. 0:00 Intrigue among Israel, Iran, and Russia 1:00 Background of the Attack 2:18 The Attack: What Happened? 4:52 Is this the End? 7:57 Russia's Awkward Geopolitical Position 10:36 Ukraine and Missile Defense 12:19 Will this Change Things in Gaza? 13:12 Where Are the Lines on Maps?...
  • SCOTUS Misses a Chance To Protect Peaceful Protesters

    04/17/2024 12:21:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Reas ^ | 4.17.2024 | Jacob Sullum
    Under a legal theory endorsed by the 5th Circuit, Martin Luther King Jr. could have been liable for other people’s violence.In his last protest march, Martin Luther King Jr. led a parade of demonstrators down Beale Street in Memphis, lending his support to striking sanitation workers. After a few young black men started breaking storefront windows, the indiscriminate police response killed one suspected looter and injured dozens of protesters. Under a legal theory blessed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, King could have been held liable for the unanticipated harm that ensued from that March 1968...
  • Netanyahu says 9 chilling words as Iran's president vows to completely destroy Israel

    04/17/2024 12:21:23 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    msn ^ | 04/17/2024 | Lawrence Richard
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left no doubt in a statement on Wednesday, regarding what his Jewish country might do should current tensions with Iran escalate further. "Israel will do whatever it needs to defend itself," Netanyahu said in a statement. The comment came after separate meetings with British Foreign Secretary David Cameron and Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock in Israel on Wednesday, where the ministers discussed actions Israel could pursue to retaliate for Iran’s unprecedented, direct attack on Israel over the weekend. "They have all sorts of suggestions and advice. I appreciate that. But I want to be clear:...
  • Biden: ‘It never occurred’ to Trump to take competitive stance on China

    04/17/2024 12:17:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/17/2024 | ALEX GANGITANO
    President Biden argued that it never occurred to former President Trump to take a competitive stance against China, while rolling out a slew of actions Wednesday intended to protect the U.S. steel industry from Chinese exports. Biden was in Pittsburgh at the United Steelworkers headquarters touting the new actions, which involves him calling on the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to consider tripling the existing 7.5 percent tariff rate on Chinese steel and aluminum imports. The president also said to boost competition with China, he has revitalized partnerships in the Pacific with countries like India, Australia, South Korea, the...
  • Squatter Rights Is a Growing Squatter Scam

    04/17/2024 12:17:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | 4/17 | John Grimaldi
    If you are planning a lengthy holiday getaway don’t leave your home unattended: beware the squatters. In some towns in the U.S. if homeowners take a lengthy vacation and squatters move into their home in the interim the intruders may wind up calling it their own “home sweet home.” And “yes,” it’s legal. The issue of squatter rights is not something new; squatters have been around since the first European settlers arrived in America. What is new is the emergence of squatters in growing numbers as a result of the Biden administration’s open borders policy. Texas Senator John Cornyn tells...
  • Comedy World Righteously Roasts Trump Over Gettysburg Gaffe

    04/17/2024 12:14:35 PM PDT · by AirForceVet1988 · 7 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 4-16-24 | Hafiz Rashid
    Speaking outside Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, Donald Trump left everyone confused when he attempted to explain the Battle of Gettysburg, praised (and invented a quote from) Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and generally had no idea what he was talking about. When his off-the-cuff remarks hit late-night television on Monday, the hosts couldn’t hide their laughter. . . .
  • Known wolves

    04/17/2024 12:12:15 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Apr, 2024 | M. Walter
    2024’s “known wolves” carry badges and/or act under the color of law. “It needs to be said, and it needs to be said loudly, the FBI is the 2024 equivalent of the 1984 Soviet-era KGB, now FSB.” — Sundance at The Conservative Treehouse American Thinker and The Conservative Treehouse share many of the same readers, so you may well be familiar with Sundance’s meticulous work over the years, documenting our known-knowns and our known-unknowns. He’s not much for the flights of fancy attendant to unknown-unknowns, so that’s a big part of what makes him such compelling reading. He’s a connect-the-dots...
  • New York City Gives 'Squatters' Free Lawyers

    04/17/2024 12:12:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Apr 17, 2024 | Omar Mohammed
    Residents in New York City who are accused of being squatters can qualify for free legal assistance, a housing lawyer told Newsweek on Wednesday. Squatting has emerged as a top-button issue in recent weeks after incidents in New York captured headlines creating the impression of a crisis. However, experts have pointed out that cases of people establishing residency in properties they have no legal right to are rare. Asked if someone accused of being a squatter with an eviction hearing in New York City qualifies for free legal assistance, Ami Shah, deputy director of citywide housing at Legal Services NYC,...
  • DOJ Paying Larry Nassar's Victims $100M Over FBI's Failures

    04/17/2024 12:04:17 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/17/24 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Home | Newsfront Tags: doj | larry nassar | gymnasts | fbi DOJ Paying Larry Nassar's Victims $100M Over FBI's Failures By Sandy Fitzgerald | Wednesday, 17 April 2024 02:08 PM EDT Comment| Print| A A The Justice Department has reached a deal to pay approximately $100 million to 100 women and girls who were sexually assaulted by former national women's gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. The FBI did not appropriately handle the reports it received of his abuse of athletes. This deal closes the books on the legal claims against the host of agencies that failed to properly respond...
  • 44 Democrats Refuse to Vote in Favor of Resolution Condemning the Chant 'From the River to the Sea...'

    04/17/2024 12:02:46 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 17 Apr 2024 | Rick Moran
    Republicans in the House sponsored another "message vote," trying to embarrass the Democrats and expose their hypocrisy. The vote this time was on condemning the Palestinian chant we hear at every demonstration against Israel: "From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will be Free." It couldn't be a controversial vote because who wants to vote for genocide? A quick glance at a map will tell you that the space between the (Jordan) "River" and the (Mediterranean) "Sea" is occupied by the state of Israel. It's shorthand for the genocide of the Jewish people. But no, says Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.),...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sacred work a guide for DEI initiatives

    04/17/2024 11:59:05 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 3 replies
    Pacific University ^ | 1/17/22 | Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi
    In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. released his third book “Why We Can’t Wait,” which captures how activism by African Americans from the spring and summer of that year accelerated social change. “Why We Can’t Wait” was written at the conclusion of key national events that exposed deep racial injustice and vast economic inequality to help wake many Americans from slumber. “Human beings with all their faults and strengths constitute the mechanism of a social movement,” he wrote. “They must make mistakes and learn from them, make more mistakes, and learn anew. They must taste defeat as well...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Total Eclipse and Comets

    04/17/2024 11:56:45 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | 17 Apr, 2024 | Image Credit & Copyright: Lin Zixuan (Tsinghua U.)
    Explanation: Not one, but two comets appeared near the Sun during last week's total solar eclipse. The expected comet was Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks, but it was disappointingly dimmer than many had hoped. However, relatively unknown Comet SOHO-5008 also appeared in long duration camera exposures. This comet was the 5008th comet identified on images taken by ESA & NASA's Sun-orbiting SOHO spacecraft. Likely much smaller, Comet SOHO-5008 was a sungrazer which disintegrated within hours as it passed too near the Sun. The featured image is not only unusual for capturing two comets during an eclipse, but one of the rare times that...
  • SEDITION? DC National Guard Whistleblowers Reveal PENTAGON Under Direction of Mark Milley REFUSED to Deploy Guard Until After 5 PM – And Liz Cheney’s Committee Never Called Them to Testify

    04/17/2024 11:52:54 AM PDT · by rxsid · 6 replies ^ | 04.17.2024 | Jim Hoft
    SEDITION? DC National Guard Whistleblowers Reveal PENTAGON Under Direction of Mark Milley REFUSED to Deploy Guard Until After 5 PM – And Liz Cheney’s Committee Never Called Them to Testify By Jim Hoft Apr. 17, 2024 12:20 pmOn Wednesday morning the House Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing with National Guard whistleblowers who stepped forward to correct the media lies and dishonest narrative on the January 6 protests and riots. Four members of the National Guard testified on Wednesday that ey were ready to be deployed on January 6 but THE PENTAGON held them back! This directly brings General Milley’s...
  • North Carolina HS student charged after slapping female teacher in profanity-filled classroom tantrum in front of laughing classmates

    04/17/2024 11:50:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/17/2024 | Nicholas McEntyre
    A North Carolina high school student was charged after he allegedly slapped his teacher multiple times during a viral profanity-laced classroom rant earlier this week. The rage-filled youngster, identified only as a minor, confronted the educator inside Parkland High School in Winston-Salem, where he violently attacked her, according to video posted to social media. After the initial impact, the teacher seemed unfazed by the slap as the student continued to run his mouth. “Do you think that affected me anyway,” the unidentified teacher said, sitting back in her chair, legs crossed.
  • John Leguizamo on Trump’s Latino support: ‘He doesn’t like us, and he doesn’t want us here’

    04/17/2024 11:40:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/17/2024 | RAFAEL BERNAL
    Actor John Leguizamo obliterated a small horse piñata while reciting a thorough catalogue of Spanish-language profanities on “The Daily Show” Tuesday in response to a New York Times/Siena poll that reported former President Trump leads President Biden among Latino voters. Of the poll’s Hispanic respondents, 46 percent they would vote for Trump if the election were held today, and 40 percent said they would vote for Biden. “You may be thinking, how is this possible? ‘Build the wall’ Donald Trump? ‘Mass deportations’ Donald Trump? ‘Guy who thinks Daddy Yankee is a baseball player’ Donald Trump?” asked Leguizamo, after pummeling the...
  • Explosion at major BAE Systems weapons factory at Glascoed (Wales)

    04/17/2024 11:37:45 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 4-17-24 | Branwen Jones
    A full investigation has been launched after an explosion at an arms manufacturing plant in Monmouthshire. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said they have been dealing with an incident at the premises of BAE Systems Glascoed in the Usk area of the county. The emergency service said they were called to the scene at around 10.49am on Wednesday morning, April 17, after an explosion occurred within a building. They said that they had set up an incident control post to deal with the incident. In a statement shared on X, the emergency service said: "At 10.49am on Wednesday 17th...
  • Dodgers great Carl Erskine dies at age 97

    04/17/2024 11:37:22 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 16, 2024 | ESPN News Service
    Carl Erskine, who pitched two no-hitters as a mainstay on the Brooklyn Dodgers and was a 20-game winner in 1953 when he struck out a then-record 14 in the World Series, died Tuesday. He was 97.
  • Boeing whistleblower: ‘They are putting out defective airplanes’

    04/17/2024 11:31:23 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/17/24 | Chris Isidore and Gregory Wallace, CNN
    Boeing quality engineer Sam Salehpour, Executive Director of The Foundation for Aviation Safety and former Boeing Manager Ed Pierson, Aerospace Engineer and Technical Advisor to the Foundation for Aviation Safety and former FAA engineer Joe Jacobsen and Professional Practice Assistant Professor for Integrated Systems Engineering at Ohio State University Shawn Pruchnicki at Wednesday's Senate hearing questioning the safety of Boeing jets. Boeing’s already battered reputation took another hit at two Senate committee hearings Wednesday on Capitol Hill, with witnesses questioning how the company builds airplanes and the safety of those planes. One of the key witnesses was Boeing engineer...