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  • After Russian Retreat, Ukraine’s Farmers Discover Fields Full of Mines

    05/11/2022 8:26:52 AM PDT · by Wuli · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 28, 2022 | Alistair MacDonald
    Russian forces have riddled Ukrainian fields with mines and destroyed equipment in areas they once occupied, in what returning farmers and the Kyiv government allege is a campaign by Moscow to hobble the country’s agricultural industry. Russia’s invasion already has decimated shipments of corn, wheat and sunflower oil from what was until recently one of the world’s biggest food exporters. Prices have soared, adding to global food-price inflation and heaping misery on developing countries that had been dependent on imports from the region. The extent of damage to some farms, together with port disruption and a shortage of fertilizer, demonstrates...
  • Ukraine 'running out of weapons' as other countries 'fail to send promised aid'

    03/23/2022 9:03:40 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 99 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Wed, March 23, 2022, 4:10 AM | Kate Buck
    Ukraine is believed to be running out of weapons as it continues to hold off Russian forces, amid warnings some countries have failed to send promised aid. Western nations have thrown their support behind the war-torn nation following Vladimir Putin's invasion on 24 February. According to The Times, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy has told Boris Johnson that his country was getting through a week's supply of weapons in just 20 hours as the Russian attack and constant shelling comes on multiple fronts. But while many countries have promised weapons to help bolster the Ukrainian arsenal, some have not kept up...
  • Man claims COVID-19 made his penis shrink

    01/13/2022 7:36:16 PM PST · by MikeSteelBe · 105 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/13/22 | Paul Best
    An anonymous man in his 30s who had to be hospitalized after contracting COVID-19 last July now claims that the disease left him with a shrunken penis and erectile dysfunction. "When I got out of the hospital, I had some erectile dysfunction issues. Those gradually got better with some medical attention, but I seem to be left with a lasting problem. My penis has shrunk," the man wrote in a letter to Slate's "How To Do It" podcast. "Before I got sick, I was above average, not huge, but definitely bigger than normal. Now I've lost about an inch and...
  • Senate votes to repeal Biden federal vaccine mandate for businesses.

    12/09/2021 4:00:25 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12.9.2021 | Thomas Barrabi
    The Senate voted Wednesday to repeal a President Biden-backed federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private businesses. The final vote was 52-48. Moderate Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana joined Republicans to vote in favor of the repeal.
  • 8 dead at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival in Houston ranged from age 14-27

    11/06/2021 10:23:51 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 69 replies
    Fox 12 Oregon ^ | 6 November 2021 | Jason Hanna, Maya Brown and Rosa Flores
    Amper, one of the crowd members, said she saw a "girl lying on the floor near me, and we had random people doing CPR on this girl." More than 20 minutes passed, she said, before "actual medical assistants came." Houston police and event security staff stopped the concert "as soon as the situation got to the point where it was overwhelming the resources there," but by then "the damage had been done," Peña, the fire chief, said.
  • Afghanistan: At least 32 dead after mosque bombed during Friday prayers

    10/17/2021 3:48:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/10/21
    A sizable blast has occurred in the Emam Bargha Ptima mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, The Washington Post reported. The explosion, caused by a suicide bomber, left at least 32 dead, a local health official said. Hafiz Abdul Hai Abbas, the director for provincial health directorate, told The Washington Post that the attack also wounded 45 others. “Dead bodies remain under the ruined mosque,” Abbas said, noting that the death toll is expected to rise. The bombing took place during Friday services, when the mosque would be at its most crowded. No group has yet taken responsibility for the incident. However,...
  • Justice Brett Kavanaugh tests positive for Covid-19

    10/01/2021 6:17:38 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 85 replies
    ABC 17 ^ | 10/1/21 | Karl de Vries, CNN
    Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for Covid-19, the Supreme Court said Friday. Kavanaugh, who is fully vaccinated, tested positive on Thursday night, the court said in a statement, and his immediate family tested negative. He has no symptoms, the court said.
  • Wynne Lee, accused in Aiden Leos’ death, once conquered depression, looked to a brighter future

    06/09/2021 8:32:47 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 13 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 8, 2021 | Brian Rokos
    Once trapped in a deep depression that prompted thoughts of suicide, Wynne Lee appeared to have conquered her demons and had high hopes for her future. Lee, now 23, went public with the mental health struggles that began at age 12. She took community college classes after graduating early from Diamond Bar High. And she talked about studying design at a four-year university. But that well-publicized chapter in Lee’s life was written some six years ago. The pages in her life since, as far as what is publicly known, were mostly blank until Sunday, June 6, when she and boyfriend...
  • Guatemalan lives upturned by failed immigration bids

    06/03/2021 3:46:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 3, 2021 | By SONIA PÉREZ D.
    TIZAMARTE, Guatemala - Alvina Jerónimo Pérez tries to avoid going out. She doesn’t want to see neighbors. She’s even changed the chip in her cellphone since her failed journey to the United States. The 42-year-old woman is fearful her unsuccessful migration could cost her more than she can bear — even the single-story concrete block house her husband built on land passed down from her great grandparents in this mountaintop hamlet in south-central Guatemala. From afar, it seemed a safe bet. Many others in town, even in her own family, had made similar journeys. “Since people were passing (the border),...
  • The Jab: This just in from my Boss...

    05/17/2021 2:54:17 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 190 replies
    self | jimjohn
    I'll give you the exact quote: "... They are having a cookout at the office tomorrow if anyone (vaccinated) wants to come by. I work remote anyway, but if I were within range, apparently I would not be welcome.
  • Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced. Here are some stocks they owned

    05/03/2021 6:09:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 05/03/2021 | Brad Olesen
    Though the pair in a statement assured the public that they will continue to work together at their foundation despite ending their marriage, the news about the Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) founder and his partner of 27 years may send shockwaves across their projects. In the latest 13F filing from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust for the period ended 12/31/20, top holdings by value in descending order included Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B), Waste Management (NYSE:WM), Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), Canadian National (NYSE:CNI), Walmart (NYSE:WMT), EcoLab (NYSE:ECL), Crown Castle (NYSE:CCI), Fedex (NYSE:FDX) and UPS (NYSE:UPS). Two stocks in which the foundation has a large...
  • Leo Terrell: ‘Cancel Culture Is Going To Backfire Because It Denies History’

    03/04/2021 6:19:43 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 18 replies
    MenRec ^ | 03/04/21 | Staff
    Martha: You know, what is your big picture look at this? These six books that have been banned. When you go through the images and I’ll put a couple up to look at, some people find them offensive. Stereotypical. Leo Terrell: I come from this as a public school teacher that read those books as a student, a young boy that read those books. As a civil rights attorney. The images reflect the time in which the books were written, in the 20s and the 30s. I am not offended by those pictures because it talks about the evolution of...
  • Ashley Judd reveals she could have LOST HER LEG or DIED of internal bleeding after shattering her limb

    02/17/2021 2:37:01 AM PST · by dennisw · 77 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 17 February 2021 | BRIAN MARKS and SARAH SOTOODEH
    *Must see photos of a medical rescue in the remote 3rd world* The natives carry her out on a very improvised stretcher. More like a bundle. __________ Ashley Judd reveals she could have LOST HER LEG or DIED of internal bleeding after shattering her limb in the Democratic Republic of Congo before 55-hour rescue with just a bamboo splint Judd, 52, broke her leg in four places during a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo last week In a new Instagram post, she reveals she 'would have lost [her] leg' or died of 'internal bleeding' without help from Congolese...
  • A ‘Great Cultural Depression’ Looms for Legions of Unemployed Performers

    12/26/2020 3:12:00 AM PST · by Cronos · 83 replies
    New York Times ^ | 25 December 2020 | Patricia Cohen
    In the top echelons of classical music, the violinist Jennifer Koh is by any measure a star. With a dazzling technique, she has ridden a career that any aspiring Juilliard grad would dream about — appearing with leading orchestras, recording new works, and performing on some of the world’s most prestigious stages. Now, nine months into a contagion that has halted most public gatherings and decimated the performing arts, Ms. Koh, who watched a year’s worth of bookings evaporate, is playing music from her living room and receiving food stamps. ...During the quarter ending in September, when the overall unemployment...
  • Long posts

    06/07/2020 11:17:27 PM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 80 replies
    Myself | Self
    Hi, I was wondering if other people felt that we seem to be posting very long posts recently. It's not a huge deal, but sometimes I don't really like reading through a very long post. Maybe I'm being a stickler but I just wondered if anyone else felt that way. Thanks! Julie
  • Ex-Dem Rep. Katie Hill says she ‘cried for a few days’ after Republican picked up her seat

    05/18/2020 1:35:18 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    Former California Democrat Rep. Katie Hill admitted she “cried for a few days” after Republican Mike Garcia won last week's election to take the seat she left in 2019, following a scandal involving her relationship with an aide.
  • Facebook’s Specialized Cyber Security Team Blows The Whistle, Says They’re Victims Of Automation

    04/28/2020 8:48:14 PM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/28/2020 | chris white
    Current and former Facebook employees who are responsible for heading off cyber attacks say the Silicon Valley giant is replacing them with machines, according to a new report. Facebook is shaking up its security team, with the company dissolving large chunks of the team over the past two years, The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing the former employees who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak about company issues. The company is reportedly automating its alert response and security teams. “To stay ahead of evolving security threats, we’re investing more in automated detection...
  • Jill Stein encourages followers to leave the Democratic party after Bernie drops out, and Democrats are melting down

    04/09/2020 5:17:42 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 20 replies
    https://www.theblaze.com ^ | APRIL 08, 2020 | Carlos Garcia
    Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein responded to the end of the presidential campaign for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by telling her followers to exit the Democratic party, and many Democrats were incensed at the suggestion.
  • Mass shooter Dylann Roof staged death row Hunger Strike, claiming 'harsh' treatment

    02/27/2020 8:27:19 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 63 replies
    <p>White supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof staged a hunger strike this month while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s been “targeted by staff,” “verbally harassed and abused without cause” and “treated disproportionately harsh.”</p>
  • Alex Bozarjian, news reporter slapped by runner on live TV: "He took my power"

    12/10/2019 11:24:39 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 89 replies
    cbs ^ | 12/10/2019
    Reporter Alex Bozarjian said she was in "disbelief" when a man, who was running in the Savannah race she was covering on Saturday, moved behind her and appeared to slap her on the butt. "He took my power, and I'm trying to take that back," Bozarjian said Tuesday on "CBS This Morning," adding, "I think what it really comes down to is that he helped himself to a part of my body." Bozarjian filed a police report Monday, and the man, Tommy Callaway, was banned from future Savannah Sports Council races. Callaway's lawyer said: "While we regret the situation, Mr....