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    11/25/2021 1:39:56 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 34 replies
  • Police say their Union Square takeover is just the beginning. Do SF's avowed 'liberals' even care?

    11/25/2021 1:01:50 AM PST · by thecodont · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Nov. 24, 2021 Updated: Nov. 24, 2021 11:20 a.m. | Alex Shultz , SFGATE
    [...] “We're going to be making some changes to Union Square and how cars are able to access,” [SF Mayor London Breed] told reporters after the burglaries. “There will be limited access in terms of when you come to this area.” [...] It seems as though the Union Square police takeover is a test balloon for an ostensibly liberal city fully ceding to capital and conservative talking points — the natural result of months and months of fear mongering about Business Owner Rights and crime and especially bogeyman District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who’s facing a recall effort. Contrary to the...
  • The Arctic Ocean began warming decades earlier than previously thought, new research shows

    11/25/2021 12:44:47 AM PST · by blueplum · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 24 November 2021 | Rachel Ramirez, CNN
    (CNN)The Arctic Ocean has been warming since the onset of the 20th century, decades earlier than instrument observations would suggest, according to new research. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, found that the expansion of warm Atlantic Ocean water flowing into the Arctic, a phenomenon known as "Atlantification," has caused Arctic water temperature in the region studied to increase by around 2 degrees Celsius since 1900. Francesco Muschitiello, an author on the study and assistant professor of geography at the University of Cambridge, said the findings were worrisome because the early warming suggests there might be a...
  • 1,500-year-old Roman mosaic depicting battle from Homer's Iliad that was found by chance in a farmer's field is revealed to be the FIRST of its kind in UK

    11/24/2021 11:19:35 PM PST · by blueplum · 26 replies
    A 1,500-year-old mosaic depiction of Homer's Iliad which was found by a walker in a farmer's field has been described by experts as the 'most exciting' Roman discovery of its kind in the UK in the last 100 years. The artwork, which is the first known example in the UK, was unearthed on private land in Rutland, East Midlands.... ...The remains of the mosaic, which measures approximately 31 feet by 21 feet, are the first in the UK and one of only a handful in the world to depict the Ancient Greek poet Homer's story about hero Achilles and his...
  • GoFundMe pulls $5M bail fundraiser for Waukesha SUV 'killer' Darrell Brooks and says it will BAN all future attempts to raise money after judge was blasted for setting bond

    11/24/2021 10:38:02 PM PST · by blueplum · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 24 November 2021 | ARIEL ZILBER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and ASSOCIATED PRESS
    GoFundMe has removed a crowdfunding effort aimed at raising $5million toward bail for Darrell Brooks, the Waukesha, Wisconsin 'killer' who allegedly plowed his red SUV into scores of people during a holiday parade on Sunday, killing six and injured dozens more. Brooks, who was charged with five counts of homicide, was arraigned in court on Tuesday. Waukesha Court Commissioner Kevin M. Costello set bail at $5million - a move that sparked anger considering Brooks’ violent past that includes convictions for felonies... ...Prosecutors said they're investigating their bail recommendation in that case, calling it inappropriately low..
  • Racine County sheriff: Supervisor posted man's bail, should be removed

    11/24/2021 10:26:15 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    Fox 6 ^ | 11 25 2021 | Staff
    RACINE COUNTY, Wis. - Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling on Wednesday, Nov. 24 called for the immediate removal of a county supervisor who allegedly posted a man's $10,000 bail. Video provided to FOX6 News by Schmaling shows that man – identified as Adrian Jefferson – with a high-powered weapon. The sheriff said Jefferson is currently facing a multitude of charges, accused of stealing SWAT equipment from a SWAT operator's home; that includes a pistol, sniper rifle and another fully-automatic rifle. Jefferson is also facing felony charges of armed robbery, carrying a concealed weapon and intentionally pointing a firearm at law...
  • With Thankful Hearts, We Prepare for the LORD's Coming

    11/24/2021 10:20:22 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Advent, from the Latin advenio, which means “coming,” is a time that calls us to prepare for the Lord’s coming. It is a season of preparation and joyful expectation as we await the birth of the Savior. It is also a season that reminds us to wait with hopeful anticipation for the time when Christ will come again in power and glory at the close of the age. The First Sunday in Advent ushers in the beginning of a new church year. The Scripture texts for each of the four Sundays in Advent exhort us to remain alert and faithful...

    11/24/2021 10:17:44 PM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 2 replies
    King James Bible | ministry | pilgrimsprogress
    “Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain” (Proverbs 25:14).
  • U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Selects Raytheon as One Company to Develop First Counter-Hypersonic Interceptor

    11/24/2021 10:17:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    TUCSON, Ariz. — Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, has been selected by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) as one of the companies to develop and test the first interceptor specifically designed to defeat hypersonic threats, the company said Nov. 19. The weapon, called Glide Phase Interceptor (GPI), is intended to defeat a new generation of hypersonic missiles, weapons that travel more than five times the speed of sound and maneuver rapidly in flight. “Raytheon Technologies systems are the cornerstone of today’s ballistic missile defenses. We’re building on that knowledge to advance the missile defense system for future...
  • The Advancement of Despair

    11/24/2021 9:53:14 PM PST · by Noumenon · 15 replies
    The Smallest Minority ^ | 11.24.2021 | Kevin
    There’s a fascinating video available on YouTube (embedded below) of an October, 1972 episode of William F. Buckley’s Firing Line TV show with the title “Hating America.” The guests that day were radical Leftist Dotson Rader (really, look this dude up) and political scientist and anti-Communist Arnold Beichman.There are a couple of things Rader says during the show that I had to transcribe: Dotson Rader: “We’re talking about that part of the Left that seeks to break down liberal democracy, and the corporate liberal democracy in the United States, by so dividing the country – that is a proportion of...
  • Quebec doctors testify COVID policies euthanized, not treated patients

    11/24/2021 9:52:26 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/24/2021 | Alex Schadenberg
    A Québec inquest into COVID related deaths has uncovered more disturbing facts relating to deaths in Canadian hospitals and euthanasia.In September I published an article highlighting the testimony of an auxilary nurse claiming that many of the COVID-19 nursing home deaths were caused by abuse and neglect.Now a Québec doctor has told the inquest into COVID related deaths that many treatable patients actually died by euthanasia.An article by Clara Descurninges for The Canadian Press reported on the testimony from Dr. Vinh-Kim Nguyen who worked in the emergency room at the Jewish General Hospital during the first wave of the COVID-19...
  • US, others warn citizens in Ethiopia to leave as prime minister heads to front lines

    11/24/2021 9:30:39 PM PST · by blueplum · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 24 November 2021 | Conor Finnegan andLuis Martinez
    The U.S. government is warning American citizens in Ethiopia even more starkly to leave the country now, as the conflict there continues to deteriorate. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is heading to the front lines to lead the federal government's forces, he announced, urging his fellow citizens to join him and "lead the country with a sacrifice."... ... after the unprecedented, chaotic evacuation effort from Afghanistan, the State Department has gone to extraordinary lengths to make sure U.S. citizens in Ethiopia know military flights like those out of Kabul will not be coming to rescue them. "There should be absolutely...
  • Republican U.S. Senate Primary in Pennsylvania could include former Bush official

    11/24/2021 9:21:46 PM PST · by RandFan · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov 24 | By Michael Warren, CNN
    According to multiple Republican operatives in and outside of the Keystone State, the slate of GOP candidates could expand in coming weeks to include hedge fund executive David McCormick and daytime TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz. McCormick, a former official in the Treasury Department under President George W. Bush, is a Pennsylvania native and West Point graduate. For years he has lived in Connecticut, where his hedge fund is located, but Republicans in Pennsylvania have been trying to recruit McCormick to come back to the state. "There has been an accelerated outreach from Republican leaders, both within Pennsylvania and nationally,...
  • L.A. firefighter accused of ‘despicable act’ in protest over vaccine mandate

    11/24/2021 9:19:12 PM PST · by Trillian · 62 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Nov 24, 2021 | Dakota Smith
    The Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating an incident in which a firefighter “responded inappropriately” after being handed a letter to comply with the city’s vaccine mandate, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday. The LAFD member responded to receiving the non-compliance letter by dropping his pants and wiping his buttocks with the letter, leaving fecal matter on the document, before dropping it to the ground, according to the Stentorians of Los Angeles City, a group representing African American firefighters. The alleged incident underscores the deep resistance among some within the Fire Department over the city’s mandate that employees be vaccinated. LAFD...
  • California denies most fracking permits ahead of 2024 ban

    11/24/2021 9:00:57 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    KCRA ^ | November 24, 2021 | AP
    California regulators haven't approved permits for the controversial oil and gas extraction process known as fracking since February, effectively phasing out the process ahead of Gov. Gavin Newsom's 2024 deadline to end it. The state's Geologic Energy Management Division, known as CalGEM, has rejected an unprecedented 109 fracking permits in 2021, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. That's the most denials the division has issued in a single year since California began permitting fracking in 2015. Fifty of the permits, mostly from Bakersfield-based Aera Energy, were denied based solely on climate change concerns.
  • Solomon Islands enters 36-hour lockdown after protests turn violent

    11/24/2021 9:00:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    cnn ^ | Wed November 24, 2021
    People from the country's most populous island, Malaita, had traveled to the capital in a spillover of anger about a host of domestic issues including unrealized infrastructure promises, media reported. As well as anger about a lack of development, the Solomons government has faced pressure over a 2019 decision to cut ties with Taiwan and establish a formal relationship with China. As well as looting stores, demonstrators set fire to a thatched roof building on the grounds of the Parliament -- as it was sitting -- and a police station, said the Prime Minister. The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force...
  • SpaceX sends NASA craft on collision course with asteroid to test concept of protecting Earth in case of future threat

    11/24/2021 8:54:45 PM PST · by blueplum · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 24 November 2021 | WILLIAM HARWOOD
    Taking aim at a distant asteroid, SpaceX fired a small NASA probe into space early Wednesday, setting up a head-on 15,000 mph impact next September to test the feasibility of nudging a threatening body off course long before it could crash into Earth. The $330 million Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, the first test flight in a NASA planetary defense initiative, "will be historic," said Tom Statler, mission program scientist at NASA Headquarters. "For the first time, humanity will change the motion of a natural celestial body in space." Perched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the DART mission...
  • Security guard shot during attempted robbery in Oakland while protecting news crew

    11/24/2021 8:51:57 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    KTVU ^ | November 24, 2021 | KTVU Staff
    OAKLAND, Calif. - An armed security guard protecting a local news crew on Wednesday afternoon was shot during an attempted robbery in Oakland, police said. The shooting was reported about 12:30 p.m. in the 300 block of 14th and Webster streets in downtown Oakland.
  • Guadeloupe curfew extended as Covid unrest spreads to Martinique

    11/24/2021 8:45:22 PM PST · by blueplum · 2 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 24 November 2021 | Angelique Chrisafis in Paris
    Authorities in the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe have extended a nightly curfew until Sunday as police attempt to restore calm after several nights of protests and violent clashes that were triggered by Covid-19 regulations but are rooted in long-running concerns over the high cost of living, low wages, youth unemployment and mistrust of the Paris government. Gunfire has targeted police over the past few days, a general strike has entered its second week and many stores remained closed ... ..In nearby Martinique there were gunshots fired at police for a second night running, French media reported on Wednesday... ...The...
  • California’s crabbing season delayed again to protect humpback whales

    11/24/2021 8:38:39 PM PST · by blueplum · 15 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 24 November 2021 | Gabrielle Canon in Los Angeles
    Those hoping to snag a Dungeness crab for their Thanksgiving table may find them in short supply this year, after the commercial crabbing season was delayed again in parts of California over concerns for the endangered humpback whales that share their waters... ...“We’ve gone from a seven-month-long crab season to one that is going to be three months, at best,” Ben Platt, the president of the California Coast Crab Association told the New York Times. Meanwhile, environmental advocates have called for stronger regulations to be enforced statewide and urged the crabbing industry to transition to ropeless gear....