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  • 600K-Mile Kia Sorento Driver Milks 10-Year Warranty for 9 Engines

    05/18/2022 1:55:12 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT
    The Drive ^ | 18 May 2022 | PETER HOLDERITH
    ... this is one of those times—extra warranties turn out to be worth every penny. One such decade-long warranty on a 2012 Kia Sorento expired last week. Thanks to a Reddit post by a mechanic at the dealership where the car was serviced, we know its unlimited-mile, 10-year service agreement enabled it to travel over half a million miles while supposedly going through nine engines. That's just the tip of the iceberg, too. Thanks to the extensive service records the owner kept, the repairs done to a Kia that averaged 60,800 miles a year are fully known, and it isn't...
  • Biden’s burdens grow: Sagging global economy adds to US woes

    05/18/2022 1:54:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer
    The Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2022 | By JOSH BOAK (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden embarks for Asia on Thursday, he’s facing a new risk at home for the economy and his Democratic Party: a global slowdown caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the pandemic shutting down Chinese cities and factories. The world economy can’t cast U.S. ballots. But it’s a hidden force in this year’s midterm elections and could influence whether Democrats retain control of the House and Senate. It’s an additional challenge that highlights the steep climb for Biden, whose approval ratings have plunged as prices for everyday goods in the U.S. have soared. Several...
  • Stocks & Bond Yields Crater As The ‘American Consumer Is Strong’ Narrative Implodes

    05/18/2022 1:50:44 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-18-2022
    Yep, we went there and unleashed the ‘deer in headlights’ image… While most blinkered investors ignored last week’s record surge in revolving consumer credit (i.e. credit card spending), this week’s Walmart and Target earnings brought it home to the rest of the country that the “American consumer is strong” or “consumer has best balance sheet ever” narrative imploded, crashing on the shores of a gigantically lopsided and divided national aggregate that hides the reality that most of America is unable to pay the ‘cost of living’ under Bidenomics 40-year-high inflation without resorting to the plastic. Additionally, we are hearing more...
  • Challenging Night for Incumbents Across PA

    05/18/2022 1:42:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    politicspa.com ^ | 5/18/22 | Steve Ulrich
    In what will go down as one of the most memorable primary nights in Pennsylvania history, eight incumbents fell by the wayside to challengers. One of the most notable was GOP state house appropriations chair Stan Saylor who was defeated by upstart Wendy Fink in the 94th district race. Saylor, who has held the York County seat since 1993, fell by a 55-44 count. Another York Countian – 47th district Republican Keith Gillespie – was resoundingly defeated by challenger Joe D’Orsie. Gillespie had served in the chamber since 2003. D’Orsie, 36, is Communications Director at Praise Community Church in East...
  • Incumbent Republicans lose bids for reelection to Idaho Legislature (19 house and senate Republicans!)

    05/18/2022 1:38:53 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    imtribune.com ^ | 5/18/22 | William L. Spence
    Three-term incumbent Sen. Carl Crabtree, of Grangeville, was one of 19 House and Senate Republicans who lost their reelection bids in Tuesday's primary election. Crabtree, 69, squared off against Riggins businesswoman Cindy Carlson in a four-way race for the 7th Legislative District Senate seat. Lewiston High School coach Keith Stuffle and Heather Rogers, of Lewiston, were also in the race. Carlson received 4,273 votes, or 49%, compared to 3,522 votes, or 40%, for Crabtree. Stuffle came in third with 537 votes, or 6%, while Rogers received 439 votes, or 5%. No Democrats or minor party candidates filed for the race,...
  • Bannon War Room - Wed. evening show, 5-6pm ET

    05/18/2022 1:38:39 PM PDT · by 4Liberty · 1 replies
    America’s Voice News ^ | 05/18/2022 | Steve Bannon
    Freep Mail 4Liberty, if you want On/Off this list. Tune in LIVE at one of these links or via Roku/AppleTV/AmazonFire with the America’s Voice App...... https://americasvoice.news/ https://americasvoice.app https://warroom.org/ On GETTR, go here & click “Live now” button: https://gettr.com/user/realamvoice On Rumble – “Live” & for past episodes: https://rumble.com/BannonsWarRoom https://pluto.tv/live-tv/americas-voice“WarRoom BATTLEGROUND” Live following Bannon’s regular PM show, 6–7PM EST, at these links: https://frankspeech.com/ https://rumble.com/c/BannonsWarRoom
  • How the Biden administration let right-wing attacks derail its disinformation efforts

    05/18/2022 1:37:13 PM PDT · by Mariner · 16 replies
    The Washington Post via Yahoo ^ | May 18th, 2022 | Taylor Lorenz
    On the morning of April 27, the Department of Homeland Security announced the creation of the first Disinformation Governance Board with the stated goal to "coordinate countering misinformation related to homeland security." The Biden administration tapped Nina Jankowicz, a well-known figure in the field of fighting disinformation and extremism, as the board's executive director.In naming the 33-year-old Jankowicz to run the newly created board, the administration chose someone with extensive experience in field of disinformation, which has emerged as an urgent and important issue. The author of the books "How to Be a Woman Online" and "How to Lose the...
  • Hackers created a robocaller to waste Russian officials time and you can listen in on the calls

    05/18/2022 1:36:35 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    TechSpot ^ | 05/18/2022 | Cal Jeffrey
    In context: The Russian invasion of Ukraine has prompted several companies to stop doing business with Russia. Western nations have also hit the superpower with crippling sanctions. Even hackers have jumped into the fray with DDoS attacks on government websites. A hacktivist group calling itself Obfuscated Dreams of Scheherazade has created a bot that sets up a conference call between multiple government entities, causing each to think the other one made the call. The stated purpose is to waste the government's time and tie up the phone lines. The automated spam calls go on non-stop during Russian operating hours.On Wednesday,...
  • Several incumbents lose North Carolina legislative primaries

    05/18/2022 1:36:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    wunc.org ^ | 5/18/22
    Several state legislators won't be returning to the North Carolina General Assembly next January after primary losses, while former lawmakers had mixed results in trying to get back to the House or Senate. At least six incumbents — four Republicans and two Democrats — lost in Tuesday's primaries for seats in their current chamber. Three of those sitting Republicans ran against fellow GOP incumbents who lived in the same district due to redistricting changes. As of Wednesday, the Associated Press had not called a similar head-to-head race between two Senate Republicans. Two Senate Democrats — Sens. Kirk deViere and Ernestine...
  • Revelation Ch. 21 and 2 Timothy Ch. 4

    05/18/2022 1:35:43 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On
    "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. "And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. "And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from...
  • Northern Kentucky incumbents ousted in legislative primary

    05/18/2022 1:34:06 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 5/18/22 | BRUCE SCHREINER
    Three prominent Kentucky House Republicans were defeated in bruising GOP primaries that reflected growing pains within the state's dominant political party. Several other incumbent GOP lawmakers successfully fended off tough challenges on Tuesday. The epicenter of the Republican intraparty battles was in northern Kentucky — where the shakeups occurred. State Rep. Adam Koenig was unseated by Steven Doan. Rep. C. Ed Massey lost to Steve Rawlings, while Rep. Sal Santoro was defeated by Marianne Proctor. Republican Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, in sizing up the three races, said Wednesday that a “libertarian-populist narrative worked in a very, very low...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - A Jewel on the Flower Moon

    05/18/2022 1:33:27 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    APOD.NASA.gov ^ | 18 May, 2022 | Image Credit & Copyright: Tomas Slovinsky
    Explanation: Cloudy skies plagued some sky watchers on Sunday as May's Full Flower Moon slipped through Earth's shadow in a total lunar eclipse. In skies above Chile's Atacama desert this telephoto snapshot still captured an awesome spectacle though. Seen through thin high cirrus clouds just before totality began, a last sliver of sunlit crescent glistens like a hazy jewel atop the mostly shadowed lunar disk. This full moon was near perigee, the closest point in its elliptical orbit. It passed near the center of Earth's dark umbral shadow during the 90 minute long total eclipse phase. Faintly suffused with sunlight...
  • Twitter exec recorded mocking Elon Musk for Asperger’s

    05/18/2022 1:30:53 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzr27iZf-dg
  • Republicans and Dems Join to Create Expansion of DOJ! GLOBAL POLICE

    05/18/2022 1:23:42 PM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 16 replies
    Vanity Twitter | 05/18/2022 | Self Vanity
    . Republicans and Dems unite to EXPAND THE DOJ. Dept of Justice. Of course, this requires Funding. And Six Months ago, Biden said we can longer be the World’s Policeman. Washington Politicians have the Debt to GDP ratio at 130% - it was 34% in 1980 They want me to expand their Power and grow the debt faster, maybe 200% of GDP.
  • 5-term Idaho attorney general loses in GOP primary battle

    05/18/2022 1:18:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    valdostadailytimes.com ^ | 5/18/22 | KEITH RIDLER
    Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has won Idaho’s GOP attorney general primary, beating the longtime incumbent who had been criticized by the far right for not taking a more activist role. Labrador prevailed over Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, backed by establishment Republicans, and Art Macomber, a political newcomer who has never held public office. Wasden was slightly ahead in early returns Tuesday night, but lost the advantage as more counties outside of the highly populated Boise region began reporting votes. Labrador, a favorite of the Tea Party during his eight years in the U.S. House, lost to Republican Gov. Brad...
  • Guerrillas blow up a Russian armoured train in captured Melitopol - media

    05/18/2022 1:16:06 PM PDT · by Dr. Franklin · 19 replies
    Ukrayinska Pravda ^ | May 18, 2022 | DENYS KARLOVSKYI
    Ukrayinska Pravda Wed, May 18, 2022, 9:17 AM DENYS KARLOVSKYI In captured Melitopol, the Ukrainian resistance movement has managed to blow up a Russian armoured train as it was transporting soldiers and equipment. Source: local media; Mirror of the Week, quoting the Defence Headquarters of the Zaporizhzhia region Details: Eyewitnesses in Melitopol reported hearing explosions and gunfire in the area of the meat-packing plant. Local journalists later confirmed that Ukrainian guerrillas had remotely detonated an armoured train near the meat-packing plant in Melitopol. The train consisted of 10 cars. The explosion was carried out under a car carrying personnel from...
  • TX AG Ken Paxton: The Bush Dynasty Ends Here

    05/18/2022 1:02:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    Paxton: "I'm pretty sure that the Bush dynasty ends here" Bannon: Kemp Flew out from Georgia, Carl Rove and President Bush was there at an event. Former President Bush did a fund raiser for him (George P. Bush). You've got Chris Christi--??.... Paxton: "Can I say this? I think Texans are pretty smart and figure that Bush is out."
  • 785 more soldiers surrender at Azovstal, on top of the 965 previously reported. 1750 total POW so far

    05/18/2022 1:01:57 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 18 replies
    intel slava ^ | 5/18/2022
    Will add updates if I see any
  • US Will Soon See Average Gas Prices Above $6 A Gallon, JPMorgan Says

    05/18/2022 12:59:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    DAILYCALLER.COM ^ | 5/18/2022 | thomas catanacci
    The average price of gasoline nationwide could reach $6 per gallon this summer, far above historic levels and near California’s current prices, an analyst at JPMorgan said Tuesday. “U.S. gasoline prices to break above $6,” Natasha Kaneva, JPMorgan’s head of global oil and commodities research, wrote in a note to investors titled “Cruel Summer,” according to Bloomberg. “Typically, refiners produce more gasoline ahead of the summer road-trip season, building up inventories. But this year, since mid-April, U.S. gasoline inventories have fallen counter seasonally.” The average pump price in California surpassed $6 a gallon on Tuesday, increasing more than 46% year-over-year,...
  • The Sacrifice of Worship

    05/18/2022 12:47:26 PM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | May 16, 2022 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    When God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac (Genesis 22), there was no questioning on Abraham’s part about what was intended. He understood precisely what was involved in such a thing. There was wood to be gathered, an altar of stones to be constructed, the victim to be bound, and then the slitting of its throat with the gushing forth of blood, all consummated in the burning fires of the now-completed offering. What Abraham did was repeated in a variety of forms throughout the ancient world. Homer writes about Poseidon being absent from the Hellenic scene in order to...