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  • Is revealing the identity of undercover cops a freedom of speech issue?

    09/22/2022 6:33:19 PM PDT · by algore · 15 replies
    Pierce County Superior Court has charged a 21-year-old man with felony cyber harassment for revealing the identity of an undercover Tacoma police detective on Instagram, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. The Gee and Ursula Show asks whether First Amendment protections to the freedom of speech should exempt the accused from charges. After spotting the officer at a street racing event, the 21-year-old man allegedly exposed the detective’s face, vehicle, and license plate. The two had a previous connection: the officer testified against the defendant in a DUI and reckless driving case the year before. “I’m sorry, undercover detective, that...
  • Too distracting? Choa Chu Kang gym allegedly bans members from posing for mirror selfies

    09/22/2022 6:30:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Asia ne ^ | .Ching Shi Jie | SEPTEMBER 19, 2022
    After an hour of pumping irons at the gym, you might be keen to flex your muscles for the gram. Just don't do it at Anytime Fitness Choa Chu Kang Centre though, after it allegedly bans their members from posing there. In a TikTok video shared on Sept 13, Dorlisa Leong, who goes by the username Endoraphin, said that she had found out about the alleged ban that was imposed at the gym along Choa Chu Kang Ave 4. While admitting that "she doesn't really care" about openly showing off her physique since it's too awkward for her, the 23-year-old...
  • Imam who raped schoolgirl in mosque given absolute discharge due to his dementia

    09/22/2022 6:23:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 20 SEP 2022 | Jason Evans
    A judge said the sentence should not be seen in any way as deprecating the experiences of his victim.A trusted imam who raped a young schoolgirl in a mosque has been given an absolute discharge due to his dementia. Khandaker Mohammed Rahman pushed the child into a washroom and attacked her, and then went on to sexually assault her on further occasions when she attended the religious and cultural centre by touching her breasts and bum. However, the 67-year-old former religious leader is now suffering from vascular dementia and significant cognitive impairment. Passing the unusual sentence on the pensioner, the...
  • What Is the GOMAD Diet and Is It Safe to Drink That Much Milk?

    09/22/2022 6:21:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Bon Appwtit ^ | September 21, 2022 | Ali Francis
    Popular with weight lifters, this dairy-heavy diet has been around for decades and is now making the rounds on Twitter.In Too Afraid to Ask, we’re answering all the food-related questions you’d rather not have loitering in the search history of your corporate laptop. Today: What in the world is GOMAD? The gallon of milk a day (GOMAD) diet is just what it sounds like: a diet that involves drinking a gallon of milk a day. Seems nauseating, sure, but as one viral Twitter thread recently reminded us, it’s what plenty of fitness bros do for the gains. “Never felt better...
  • Vatican 2:The Supermarket of Religion

    09/22/2022 6:20:04 PM PDT · by piusv · 4 replies
    Catholic social media was all abuzz last week with reaction to the latest production of the Bergoglian Road Show, namely, the Diabolic Journey of His Humbleness to Kazakhstan, where he participated in the “Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.” At its conclusion, the Congress adopted a Declaration that was signed by the participants, the Holy Fibber, Francis, included. In signing the Declaration, Jorge appeared to double down on the infamous 2019 Abu Dhabi document on Human Fraternity which declares: The pluralism and the diversity of religions, colour, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom,...
  • Mystal: ‘White MAGA Bigoted Southerners’ Like Herschel Walker Because He’s Stupid

    09/22/2022 6:19:15 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/22/2022 | Pam Key
    The Nation’s justice correspondent Elie Mystal said Wednesday on SiriusXM’s “The Dean Obeidallah Show” that “white MAGA, bigoted Southerners” liked Georgia GOP U.S. Senate nominee Herschel Walker because he is “stupid.” Obeidallah said, “OK. So that Herschel Walker talking about the debate with Senator Warnock. He actually gave us the date October 14th. He like pimped the date there to make it exciting for people. So what’s the game here in our last 2 minutes? Herschel Walker really lowering the bar, guy who won the Heisman who got Pro Bowl in the NFL. You got to learn a lot of...
  • What Do You Mean There Are Dead Wasps in My Figs?

    09/22/2022 6:18:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Bon Appetit ^ | September 7, 2022 | Ali Francis
    We asked experts and got more than we bargained for.In Too Afraid to Ask, we’re answering all the food-related questions you’d rather not have loitering in the search history of your corporate laptop. This time: Do figs contain dead wasps? I recently dropped a small fortune on a haul of purplish figs at the farmers market. What was I going to make? What wasn’t I going to make? Figs in a stunning caprese salad. Figs on yogurt with honey and pine nuts. Figs covered in bacon bits and maple syrup. Then, while doomscrolling, my fig dreams were crushed by one...
  • NY probe found potential crimes. Why isn't Trump in cuffs?

    09/22/2022 6:09:23 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 56 replies
    AP/MSN ^ | 09/22/2022 | MICHAEL R. SISAK/ BERNARD CONDON
    New York’s attorney general says her three-year investigation of former President Donald Trump uncovered potential crimes in the way he ran his real estate empire, including allegations of bank and insurance fraud. So why isn’t Trump being prosecuted? Attorney General Letitia James didn’t seek to slap handcuffs on the Republican this week, as some of his critics hoped. Instead, she announced a civil lawsuit seeking $250 million and his permanent banishment from doing business in the state. Like many things involving the law and Trump, the reasons James, a Democrat, opted for a lawsuit rather than a prosecution are complicated....
  • 'I Lost my Fit and Healthy Dad to a Sudden Cardiac Arrest'

    09/22/2022 6:00:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 19 SEP 2022 | Mark Smith
    Orla Thomas says she wants to raise awareness of the heart condition that killed her beloved father Ceri ThomasOrla Thomas will never forget the day she was given the most unexpected and distressing news. Just 10 minutes after speaking to her father on the phone, who was laughing, joking and talking about taking his car to the garage, her mother called in a very upset state to say he had suddenly collapsed. "It was so shocking that my life had changed drastically in that moment," recalled the 29-year-old, who discovered that her dad Ceri, a civil servant, had suffered...
  • Electric demand to outpace capacity for New Mexico utilities

    09/22/2022 5:58:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 22, 2022 | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators are concerned about the ability of the state’s largest electric providers to meet demands during peak seasons in 2023 and 2024. The Public Regulation Commission convened a special meeting Thursday with utility executives to discuss supply chain issues that have delayed projects that were meant to fill the void as Public Service Co. of New Mexico shutters a major coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico and as demand increases. PNM executives said the utility will have “quite a hole” to fill next summer since solar and battery storage systems that were initially...
  • RED NEVADA IMMINENT? - Laxalt, Lombardo Look Poised for a Decisive Victory in the Silver State

    09/22/2022 5:57:15 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 38 replies
    Red Eagle via YouTube ^ | Sep 22 2022 | Red Eagle Politics
    Four new polls today all had Laxalt winning the US Senate seat over Dem incumbent, all reflected at RCP already.https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2022/senate/nv/nevada_senate_laxalt_vs_cortez_masto-7392.html
  • Another hysterical leftist has a fit about 'Christian nationalism'

    09/22/2022 5:56:38 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 22 Sep, 2022 | C.S. Boddie
    A new meme has emerged from leftists concerning conservatives: if conservatives are Christian, and especially if they support Trump, they are automatically Christian nationalists. This false narrative amounts to persecution of evangelical Christians. Just this week, The Denver Post published an editorial masquerading as a news story that smeared Congresswoman Lauren Boebert as a "dangerous Christian nationalist." Not until the eleventh paragraph in the story did Conrad Swanson, the reporter, mention that Boebert's representative said that Boebert does not consider herself a Christian nationalist. Seems Swanson had a narrative to feed first. The headline on the story read, "Lauren Boebert...
  • Flu Season Is Coming. mRNA Flu Shots Aren't Far Behind

    09/22/2022 5:54:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Time ^ | Alice Park
    After the remarkable success of the mRNA vaccines in protecting people against COVID-19, scientists are turning their attention next to another annual respiratory scourge: influenza. Both Moderna and Pfizer—makers of the first vaccines to earn U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval using the mRNA technology—are studying whether subbing in the influenza virus’ genetic material in that platform will prove equally fruitful. On Sept. 14, Pfizer announced that the first volunteers had received doses of its mRNA flu shot; the Phase 3 study will involve more than 25,000 adults in the U.S. ages 18 and up who will be randomly...
  • Woman gets 6 years in prison for damaging pipeline

    09/22/2022 5:50:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 22, 2022 | By DAVID PITT
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge sentenced an Arizona woman on Thursday to six years in prison for using a cutting torch to damage the Dakota Access pipeline in Iowa and setting fire to pipeline equipment in three counties in 2016 and 2017. The judge also ordered Ruby Katherine Montoya, 32, to pay nearly $3.2 million in restitution together with Jessica Reznicek, a woman who helped her. Montoya pleaded guilty to conspiracy to damage an energy facility. She admitted to helping Reznicek and others damage the pipeline in several locations in Iowa. “The sentence imposed today demonstrates that...
  • Ukraine Threatens 5-Year Prison Sentence For Anyone Voting In “Sham Referendums”

    09/22/2022 5:46:12 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 45 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 9/22/22 | Staff
    Starting last month Ukrainian lawmakers began seeking to implement severe consequences for those participating in Russia-sponsored referendums in occupied territories of Ukraine. For example, a law is being pushed through parliament which criminalizes obtaining a Russian passport in temporarily occupied territories, Ukrainian sources reported last week, according to Yahoo News. Proposed possible punishments have included losing Ukrainian citizenship, or even lengthy jail sentences. But other officials have argued for a more compromising approach given the necessity of survival in occupied areas. But now the Ukrainian government has reiterated its willingness to impose steep penalties for even participating in any Kremlin-sponsored...
  • Parents speak out on son's death linked to Covid-19 vaccine

    09/22/2022 5:45:12 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    1 News New Zealand ^ | 9/23/2022 | Radio New Zealand
    The parents of Rory Nairn say their son was failed by health authorities In findings released on Tuesday, Coroner Sue Johnson rule the 26-year-old Dunedin plumber died in November 2021 as a result of myocarditis caused by the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. It is the second death a coroner has ruled was caused by the vaccine. The inquest heard the pharmacist who vaccinated him was not aware myocarditis could be fatal and never warned him about the condition. His parents, Brett and Chris Nairn, have spoken out for the first time about what happened to their son. They said the death...
  • Blazing fireball illuminates skies over Scotland and Northern Ireland

    09/22/2022 5:44:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    LIVESCIENCE ^ | 9/20 | JoAnna Wendel
    The bright trail of light captured imaginations all across the United Kingdom. A bright fireball streaked across the sky late at night on Sept. 14 in the U.K.. At first, some observers thought the whizzing ball of light could have been a piece of space junk, perhaps from one of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites. But after some speedy calculations, the U.K. Meteor Network determined that the fireball was caused by a small space rock entering Earth’s atmosphere. “We’ve analysed it from many more angles. It is definitely a meteor. Probably a small piece of an asteroid that’s broken off an asteroid....
  • Column: Should our aid-in-dying laws be expanded, or are we moving too far too fast?

    09/22/2022 5:44:28 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 19, 2022 | Nicholas Goldberg
    To take advantage of California’s narrowly drawn assisted suicide law one must be terminally ill, with only six months to live, as certified by not one but two doctors. I’ve long believed that state officials ought to consider expanding that to include Alzheimer’s patients and dementia sufferers who are not on the verge of death, and perhaps to people with other degenerative diseases or who are in chronic, intolerable, untreatable pain. They too deserve the right to make decisions about their own lives and deaths. These days, right-to-die laws appear to be gaining ground...But in the midst of all this...
  • Dr. Oz says he will release his medical records by the weekend, challenges Fetterman to do the same

    09/22/2022 5:36:18 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2022 6:10pm EDT | Yael Halon
    Pennsylvania Republican senatorial nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz told Fox News he will release his medical records to the public by Friday, challenging his opponent Democrat John Fetterman to follow his lead. Oz has repeatedly urged Fetterman to give Pennsylvanians an "honest" assessment of his health after he suffered a stroke in May, raising questions about his physical and cognitive fitness for office. In an appearance on "America Reports" Thursday, Oz pointed to an editorial published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette which called on both candidates to release their medical records to reassure voters and address skepticism about Fetterman's ability to properly...
  • Please Don't Cook Chicken in NyQuil, the FDA Asks TikTok Users

    09/22/2022 5:34:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    NPR ^ | September 22, 2022 | September 22, 2022
    Cooking chicken in NyQuil cold medicine doesn't sound very appetizing — and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know that it's definitely not safe, either. The agency has issued a warning about videos that have surfaced on TikTok challenging people to cook chicken in NyQuil, which contains acetaminophen, dextromethorphan and doxylamine, or similar over-the-counter cough and cold medications, according to the FDA. "Boiling a medication can make it much more concentrated and change its properties in other ways," the warning said. "Even if you don't eat the chicken, inhaling the medication's vapors while cooking could cause high...