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  • Businesses should dump Windows for the Linux desktop

    08/10/2022 11:22:47 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 57 replies
    The Register ^ | 10 August 2022 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    I've been preaching the gospel of the Linux desktop for more years than some of you have been alive. However, unless you argue that the Linux desktop includes Android smartphones and ChromeOS laptops, there will be no year of the Linux desktop. But there should be. For example, as GitLab recently revealed in its onboarding document for employees, staffers can run macOS, and they can run Linux on their desktops. But Windows? Forget about it!Why? GitLab explained: "Due to Microsoft Windows' dominance in desktop operating systems, Windows is the platform most targeted by spyware, viruses, and ransomware."Today's Windows is still...
  • Stephen Colbert Calls FBI Trump Raid Christmas: ‘We All Got the Present We Wanted’

    08/10/2022 11:22:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/10/2022 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    CBS’ left-wing The Late Show host Stephen Colbert says the FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s home is like Christmas, adding, “we all got the present we wanted.” “It may be hot outside, but in here it’s Christmas, because yesterday, we got the present we wanted: FBI agents raided Mar-a-Lago,” Colbert said to his audience, before blowing them a kiss.
  • Clinical trials for ‘entirely new’ mRNA flu vaccines launching soon. [beware of coming experimental gene therapy flu vax]

    08/10/2022 11:15:47 AM PDT · by catnipman · 32 replies
    UC Health ^ | 8/3/2022 | Katie Kerwin McCrimmon
    An entirely new type of flu vaccine could better protect people from influenza, and clinical trials of the vaccines are starting this month. The new flu vaccines are based on mRNA technology, the same method that was used to create the most common and successful U.S. COVID-19 vaccines, those made by Pfizer and Moderna. These vaccines use messenger RNA (or mRNA) to “teach” cells to make proteins. These proteins don’t cause illness, but are the same type that we’d get during a COVID-19 or flu infection. The vaccines then train the immune system to prevent actual infections. The first group...
  • Here are the finalists for the State Fair's 2022 Big Tex Choice Awards food competition

    08/10/2022 11:08:24 AM PDT · by mylife · 11 replies
    After weeks of eating and judging, 10 dishes have made the ranks to fight for the number one spot.
  • Casket gets knocked over at Bay Area funeral where massive family fight breaks out

    08/10/2022 11:04:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 96 replies
    SFgate ^ | Amy Graff | Aug. 10, 2022
    A massive brawl broke out between up to 20 family members during a funeral for an elderly woman in Richmond on Aug. 6, leading to one injury, one arrest and $20,000 in damage, officials said. The Richmond Police Department said it responded to the Rolling Hills Memorial Park at 1:30 p.m. after several reports of a "chaotic altercation" between eight to 20 family members who were reportedly armed. Sgt. Aaron Pomeroy said it was an instance of family drama that started between a brother and a sister who were attending their mother's funeral and who do not get along —...
  • Two protestors are arrested as LA City Council meeting banning homeless encampments within 500-feet of schools erupts into chaos as chamber is stormed

    08/10/2022 11:02:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 10, 2022 | ap
    Two people were arrested and three officers injured in a protest that erupted as the Los Angeles City Council approved a ban on homeless encampments within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers. The 11-3 final vote on Tuesday, which applies to public and private schools, came after the meeting was recessed due to dozens of protesters shouting their opposition while police cleared the council chamber. The standoff with officers was triggered after one woman began cursing at the council and suddenly stepped past the benches towards the city leaders, causing officers to immediately intervene as demonstrators yelled at them....
  • VIDEO: The Hill Rising Labels Chuck as "Schmuck Schumer"

    08/10/2022 11:00:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 10, 2022 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOBWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Mark down August 10, 2022. That was the day that The Hill Rising channel labeled Chuck Schumer as "Schmuck Schumer" as you can plainly see. I've heard him called that before but NEVER on a mainstream broadcast. It was so surprising to see that label that even after watching Briahna Joy Gray's commentary a number of times I still have trouble recalling what she actually said since I just couldn't get past that "Schmuck Schumer" label they put up. And how did Gray manage to keep from bursting out laughing while delivering her commentary next to that label?
  • Neighbors want Atlanta gas station closed after cops called at least 73 times so far this year [Shootings, stabbings, drug dealing, and prostitution on Martin Luther King Drive]

    08/10/2022 10:57:39 AM PDT · by grundle · 73 replies ^ | August 10, 2022 | Candace McCowan
    One community says a local gas station is littered with crime. From violence to prostitution to drugs, police are responding to the gas station on average every few days. Now business owners are neighbors are coming together to try to close it. The thought among a group of concerned neighbors and business owners is that getting a judge to agree to shut down the business will solve the crime problem. But one woman is warning about the impact a shut down would have. There is no debate there is an issue at this Citgo on Martin Luther King Drive in...
  • Plans To Dig the Biggest Lithium Mine in the US Face Mounting Opposition

    08/10/2022 10:56:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 81 replies ^ | 11/7/2021 | Cayte Bosler
    HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Nevada—Deep below the tangled roots of the old-growth sagebrush of Thacker Pass, in an extinct super-volcano, lies one of the world’s largest deposits of lithium—a key element for the transition to clean energy. But above ground, a cluster of tents has risen in the Northern Nevada desert where, for eight months, environmental and tribal activists are protesting plans to mine it for “green” technologies. “We are not leaving until this project is canceled,” said Max Wilbert, of the Protect Thacker Pass campaign. “If need be, this will come down to direct action. We mean to put ourselves in...

    08/10/2022 10:54:28 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 24 replies
    multiple | 11/21/2021 | unknown
    Someone with a sharp mind and the capacity to do a lot of research spent time putting some numbers together: 1 Train has 100 cars, 2 engines and weighs 27,240,000 LBS 1 Train carries 3,000,000 gallons of oil. 1 train uses 55.5 gallons of diesel per mile. It takes 119,000 gallons of diesel to go 2150 miles from Hardidsy, AB to Freeport, TX. Keystone pipeline was to deliver 34,860,000 gallons of oil per day. It would take 12 trains and 1,428,000 gallons of diesel to deliver that amount. PER DAY! 521,220,000 gallons of diesel per year. The oil will still...
  • Exclusive: An Informer Told the FBI What Docs Trump Was Hiding, and Where

    08/10/2022 10:51:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 105 replies
    Newsweek ^ | BY WILLIAM M. ARKIN ON 8/10/22 AT 10:03 AM EDT
    <p>The raid on Mar-a-Lago was based largely on information from an FBI confidential human source, one who was able to identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents, two senior government officials told Newsweek.</p>
  • The Reopening of the American Mind

    08/10/2022 10:49:34 AM PDT · by karpov · 2 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | August 10, 2022 | Wenyuan Wu
    In 1987, philosopher Allan Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind, a book critiquing higher education in America. As a self-described teacher “dedicated to liberal education,” Bloom offered a thoughtful account of illiberal cultural and ideological trends: Civic education turned away from concentrating on the Founding to concentrating on openness based on history and social science. There was even a general tendency to debunk the Founding, to prove the beginnings were flawed in order to license a greater openness to the new. What began in Charles Beard’s Marxism and Carl Becker’s historicism became routine. Over three decades later, moralistic...
  • Daily Mass Gospel Reflection- Living, Loving, Losing Our Life

    08/10/2022 10:41:18 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw
    Word on Fire Ministry ^ | 8.10.22 | Bishop Robert Barron
    FEAST OF SAINT LAWRENCE, DEACON AND MARTYR JOHN 12:24–26 Friends, in today’s Gospel, just after announcing that he was about to be glorified on the cross, Jesus declares: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” A seed can exist for a long time—they have found seeds in the tombs of the Pharaohs. But unless they fall into the soil and crack open, nothing further comes of them. Their life is inside, but it’s a life...
  • What's in it for you? Five cash benefits in the Democrats' climate and health bill

    08/10/2022 10:40:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Unlike with the Covid relief packages in recent years, there would be no direct payments or checks in the mail for broad swaths of people. So what’s in it for ordinary Americans? Medicare beneficiaries’ yearly out-of-pocket drug expenses would be capped at $2,000 starting in 2025. Today, there is no cap. Medicare seniors would also have the option of spreading out the expenses over monthly payments. In addition, the bill would grant them free recommended vaccines, including vaccines for Covid and shingles. The bill would offer a credit of up to $7,500 for qualified “clean” vehicles, including popular models from...
  • Mercedes driver involved in 13 prior wrecks before crash that killed 5, DA says

    08/10/2022 10:38:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    SFgate ^ | Aug. 9, 2022 | Richard Winton, Nathan Solis and Noah Goldberg
    The nurse accused of killing five people last week when her Mercedes plowed into traffic at a busy Windsor Hills intersection had been involved in 13 previous crashes, Los Angeles County prosecutors alleged Monday in charging her with murder. Authorities revealed new details about Thursday’s crash and about the driver, Nicole Lorraine Linton, 37, whose permanent address is in Texas and who is currently renting a room in Los Angeles while working as a traveling registered nurse. Prosecutors said they are reviewing multiple previous crashes linked to Linton — both in and out of California — including one in 2020...
  • California Prosecutors Back off Punishing Cartel Marijuana Farmers Breaking Environmental Laws

    08/10/2022 10:36:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 04, 2022 | Tori Richards
    Los Angeles County narcotics investigators were unable to convince District Attorney George Gascon or California Attorney General Rob Bonta to file felony charges against international cartel members after busting the largest illegal marijuana operation in the area’s history. The monthslong operation culminated during 10 days in May when 287 search warrants were served by hundreds of law enforcement officials in a desert north of Los Angeles. They found harvested marijuana worth $1.4 billion along with 40 firearms, which included numerous rifles. Authorities arrested 105 people. Investigators sought to convince Gascon’s office that felony charges were warranted in this case because...
  • Papa John’s Founder: Company Has Abandoned ‘Conservative Values,’ Prompting Sales to Fall

    08/10/2022 10:33:44 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 13 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 08/09/2022 | Katabella Roberts
    The founder and former chairman of Papa John’s, John Schnatter, has said that the pizza chain has abandoned the “conservative values” he built it on and is losing customers as a result. Schnatter made the comments in an interview with the Right Side Broadcasting Network at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, on Aug. 4.
  • Exclusive: An Informer Told the FBI What Docs Trump Was Hiding, and Where

    08/10/2022 10:28:47 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 193 replies
    The raid on Mar-a-Lago was based largely on information from an FBI confidential human source, one who was able to identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents, two senior government officials told Newsweek. (snip) The senior Justice Department source says that Garland was regularly briefed on the Records Act investigation, and that he knew about the grand jury and what material federal prosecutors were seeking. He insists, though, that Garland had no prior knowledge of the date and time of the specific raid, nor was he asked to approve it....
  • China develops another novel virus; 35 cases reported already

    08/10/2022 10:27:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Firstpost ^ | August 09, 2022
    China develops another novel virus; 35 cases reported already The virus likely spread from animals to humans and can cause renal and liver failure FP Staff August 09, 2022 11:51:04 IST China develops another novel virus; 35 cases reported already Representational image. ANI Taipei: Novel Langya henipavirus (LayV) has been found in China with 35 human infections reported so far, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said and noted that Taipei would establish a nucleic acid testing method to identify the virus and monitor its spread, according to reports. Taiwan's CDC said it is paying close attention to the development...
  • Horse Racing World in Shock as Champion Jockey Dies Aged Just 28

    08/10/2022 10:24:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    EuroWeekly News ^ | 10 August 2022 | Chris King
    Champion jockey Taiki Yanagida passed away in New Zealand at the age of 28 after failing to recover from injuries sustained in a bad fall. Taiki Yanagida, the 28-year-old champion jockey from Japan, passed away late on Tuesday, August 9 in Waikato Hospital in the city of Hamilton in New Zealand. He suffered injuries in a bad fall during at the Cambridge Raceway last Wednesday, August 3, and never recovered, as reported by the New Zealand Herald. His mother Kayano, and Chiaki, one of his sisters, were at Taiki’s bedside when he passed away, after rushing to the country from...