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  • Could climate change be ruining the taste of your favorite craft beer?

    04/26/2018 6:40:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    KTAR Local Radio ^ | April 26, 2018 | BY MARK CARLSON
    PHOENIX - Craft beer is a $1 billion industry in Arizona, but a warmer environment has many in the industry worried about its future. The business owners who run craft beer businesses were concerned about future water shortages and even the flavor of a key beer ingredient: Hops. Professor Paul Hirt, an environmental history teacher at Arizona State University and a Salt River Project board member, said climate change affects the taste of beer through hops. “Hotter summers are creating more of the bitter profile that brewers are not looking for,” Hirt said. Hirt added the battle is over high...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/26/18)[Prayer]

    04/26/2018 6:36:59 AM PDT · by left that other site
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/26/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Shared Meal 
 (Old Testament) Leviticus 23 The Festival of Tabernacles 33 The Lord said to Moses, 34 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the Lord’s Festival of Tabernacles begins, and it lasts for seven days. 35 The first day is a sacred assembly; do no regular work. 36 For seven days present food offerings to the Lord, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly and present a food offering to the Lord. It is the closing special assembly; do no regular work. 37 (“‘These are the Lord’s appointed...
  • Using Your Time Productively (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    04/26/2018 6:36:11 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    When I was a child in elementary school, people often asked me, “What is your favorite subject?” Invariably my response was one of two things. I either said, “recess” or “gym.” My answer revealed my deepest predilections. I preferred play to work. Indeed, my nascent philosophical musing regarding the cosmic “Why?” questions took place as I made a game of walking to school via tiptoeing along a long path, pretending I was a high-wire walker in a circus. I asked myself the meaning of life wherein I had to spend five days a week doing what I didn’t want to...
  • Bill Cosby’s lawyer falls asleep during testimony

    04/26/2018 6:35:32 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 7 replies
    NY Post PageSix ^ | April 25, 2018 | 11:17pm | Emily Saul
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. — As rapt jurors listened to the judge overseeing Bill Cosby’s sex assault retrial read back prior testimony, the entertainer’s lead lawyer snoozed in his chair. Tom Mesereau, mouth open, drifted in and out of consciousness Wednesday as Judge Steven O’Neill read pages and pages of Cosby’s own words about Quaaludes and his sexual contact with accuser Andrea Constand into the record. Cosby, now 80, sat for the civil deposition over 2004 and 2005, in connection with a lawsuit Constand filed against him that would later be settled for $3.4 million. Mesereau slept at the defense table for...
  • BREAKING: Dr. Ronny Jackson Pulls His Nomination For VA Secretary

    04/26/2018 6:35:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | April 26, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    UPDATE: Jackson will resume his duties as the White House doctor. "Admiral Jackson is a doctor in the United States Navy assigned to the White House and is here at work today," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released in a statement Thursday morning. ***Original Post*** U.S. Navy Rear Admiral and longtime White House Doctor Ronny Jackson will not become the next Secretary of Veteran's Affairs and pulled his name from consideration Thursday morning. He was nominated by President Trump for the position in March. "Going into this process, I expected tough questions about how to best care for our...
  • Gohmert Wrecked Robert Mueller With Epic 48-Page Investigative Blowout

    04/26/2018 6:34:08 AM PDT · by libstripper · 2 replies
    True Pundit ^ | April 25, 2018 | Louis Gohmert & True Pundit
    Full title of Article: "Congressman Louie Gohmert Just Absolutely Wrecked Robert Mueller With Epic 48-Page Investigative Blowout; We Have it Here" Excerpt: “What I have accumulated here is absolutely shocking upon the realization that Mueller’s disreputable, twisted history speaks to the character of the man placed in a position to attempt to legalize a coup against a lawfully elected President,” writes GOP Congressman Louie Gohmert. [The article then links a full PDF of Gohmert's article that exposes the full extent of Mueller's long-standing corruption. Please read it.]
  • Nobel laureate teaches the tricky work of talking about climate change

    04/26/2018 6:31:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | April 26, 2018 | by Elizabeth Dunbar
    When Mario Molina won the Nobel Prize in 1995 for his research on CFCs, the award came with a new responsibility: To communicate science and influence policy. In the mid-1970s, he and a colleague figured out that chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons remained in the atmosphere after being used in things like aerosol cans. Remaining CFCs could lead to ozone depletion. So they warned policymakers about the dangers of the chemicals. "We decided it was our job to make sure that society would learn about this issue," he said. It worked. Society learned about the problem — and solved it — with...
  • America Prayer Vigil - 4/26/18

    04/26/2018 6:29:40 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 5 replies
    4/26/18 | Hiskid
    AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL ping! Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled "Prayer" are closed to debate of any kind.To be added or dropped from this ping list, post or freepmail to stars & stripes forever.
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims fall to lowest level since 1969

    04/26/2018 6:29:32 AM PDT · by John W · 3 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | April 26, 2018
    WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to their lowest level in more than 48 years last week, suggesting that March's slowdown in job growth was probably temporary. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 209,000 for the week ended April 21, the lowest level since December 1969.
  • Selling Disks With Free Microsoft Software Lands E-Waste Recycler Stiff Prison Term

    04/26/2018 6:29:18 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 2 replies
    Hot Hardware ^ | 26 April 2018 | Shane McGlaun
    ...Lundgren will serve a 15-month prison sentence and will be forced to pay a $50,000 fine. Lundgren had taken to downloading free software that Microsoft offers to Windows users commonly called restore disks... Many states are actively pushing for legislation that guarantees consumers the right to repair their own gadgets, California has legislation in process to force device makers to provide users and third parties with items needed to repair devices...
  • Shock Poll: Travis Allen and John Cox Pass Antonio Villaraigosa in CA Governor’s Race

    04/26/2018 6:27:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/26/2018 | Joel B Pollak
    Two Republicans, businessman John Cox and Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach), have now passed former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in the race for California governor, according to a new poll. Cox has 18 percent of likely voters and Allen has 16 percent, according to the University of California Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) Poll, as reported by the Fresno Bee. Villaraigosa is a distant fourth, at just 9 percent. All trail Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, who is at 30 percent. But Villaraigosa’s fall is stunning. He had 17 percent of likely voters in December, according to the poll. But...
  • The unique architecture of Jewish India

    04/26/2018 6:26:32 AM PDT · by Cronos
    Mosaic ^ | 26 April 2018 | Alexander Charlaphyman
    span class="dropcap">Last October, Sandeep Chakravorty and Dani Dayan, consuls general in New York of, respectively, India and Israel, introduced the authors of a recently published book about Indian Jewish architecture.Indian Jewish architecture? The existence of such a thing would surely be as much a surprise to many readers as it clearly was to Consul Chakravorty. But in fact some of the most noteworthy sites in IndiaÂ’s major cities bear Jewish names, and a remarkable collection of historic architecture, built by and for an Indian Jewish community dating from pre-Roman times, still survives.Kenneth X. RobbinsÂ’s and Pushkar SohoniÂ’s Jewish Heritage...
  • Homeless man charged with sex abuse on a bus in Lansing

    04/26/2018 6:22:23 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies, Inc. ^ | Published: 04/26/2018 @ 09:07 am
    On Monday at approximately 5 p.m. deputies responded to 40 Catherwood Road in Lansing for a reported sex offense. A victim reported to deputies that while riding a public transit bus, a male stranger began inappropriately touching her. The male continued forcibly touching her in intimate areas despite multiple attempts to stop him. At the next step, the victim was able to remove herself from the vehicle and contact police. A short time later deputies arrested and identified Khalid Hatem Faraj, 22, of no permanent address — as the suspect in the investigation. He was charged with first-degree sex abuse...
  • 'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

    04/26/2018 6:18:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 26, 2018 | by Patrick Barkham
    The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it. We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting the polar ice caps. And very few appear to be prepared to say so.” Hillman, an 86-year-old social scientist...
  • The Rubin Report sits down with Sebastion Gorka (part 1)

    04/26/2018 6:14:48 AM PDT · by Voption
    The Rubin Report/YouTube ^ | April 25, 2018 | The Rubin Report
    "Sebastian Gorka (national security strategist) joins Dave Rubin to discuss his hope for the political future of California, his brief role as deputy assistant to President Trump, his response to the lies and attacks in the media, the dangers of political correctness, and more..."
  • Is the SNP reviving the idea of another Scottish independence referendum?

    04/26/2018 6:13:51 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    The New statesman ^ | 7 April 2018 | Chris Deerin
    One SNP MP predicted another referendum “in the next two years”.what, then, to make of this week’s utterance from her normally gung-ho Westminster colleague Pete Wishart? The latter is neither a surgeon nor, it feels uncontroversial to say, particularly smart or savvy, but he somehow seems to have detected a change in the wind. In an article for iScot, one of those odd little pro-independence newsletters consumed only by diehards and MI5, he struck a cautious tone in relation to a new vote. “There is only one thing that determines my approach to a second independence referendum and that is...
  • Joy Reid Blog Mocked ‘Chubbed-Out Shrew’ Rosie O’Donnell, Backed ‘Kick-Ass Funny’ Donald Trump

    04/26/2018 6:12:03 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/25/2018 | Alex Griswold
    In a 2007 blog post, MSNBC host Joy Reid attacked TV host Rosie O'Donnell using misogynistic and fat-shaming language and defended future president Donald Trump. After Reid apologized for old homophobic blog posts in December 2017, her blog "The Reid Report" was effectively taken off of the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine thanks to an exclusion request added by the website's operators. But a mirror of the Wayback Machine operated by the Library of Congress remains unaffected, and several of Reid's posts are still visible on that site. In a January 9th blog post, Reid weighed in on the celebrity feud...
  • The Danger of Political Party Mobs

    04/26/2018 6:08:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | April 26, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Mob mentality is a fascinating aspect of human nature, but a dangerous one.Mob mentality, group identity, and groupthink describe the same type of human behavior - actions that individuals take when coming under the influence of a group, doing irrational things that are not in their individual best interest, losing their self-awareness.Mob mentality is so dangerous that states will legislate extra penalties for crimes committed by mobs, in an attempt to dissuade mob crimes. In Virginia, for example, there are about a dozen offenses specifically addressing mob crimes. And every individual who is in a mob is held responsible for...
  • Pittsburgh's Stephen Foster statue, scrutinized as racist, comes down

    04/26/2018 6:06:41 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 30 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 26, 2018 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - The statue of composer Stephen Foster that stood in Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood since 1940 was removed Thursday morning. Controversial for its portrayal of Foster, a Lawrenceville native, with an African American man seated below him, the bronze statue has been scrutinized as racist for years. Future of Pittsburgh's Stephen Foster statue in question Pittsburgh’s Art Commission decided with a unanimous vote on Oct. 25 that the 10x4 foot statue, which sits on a granite base, would come down within six months. Under city code, the Art Commission is responsible for overseeing the alteration, relocation or...
  • On this date in 1865

    04/26/2018 6:05:43 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 5 replies
    Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston surrenders his Army and all Confederate troops in NC, SC, GA and FL to Major General William T. Sherman. With the surrender of these 89,000 troops, the Civil War, East of the Appalachian Mountains, effectively comes to an end.