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  • Reckoning with an animal that sees us as prey—living and working in crocodile country

    06/04/2021 9:53:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 53 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 6/4/2021 | Michael Bradley
    A crocodile known locally as ‘Barrat’ emerges from the water of the lower Daintree River, Far North Queensland. Credit: Kevin Crook The wet season in tropical Australia begins with tension. Physical tension, caused by the friction of earth and clouds. Mental tension, caused by the heat, and the expectation of rain and relief. It is also an ecological tension, where every plant and animal is poised—genetically, physiologically—to grow, reap, sow and copulate within a few short months. We call it the build-up. The tension builds, and then it breaks. It was at the point of breaking when Val Plumwood,...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: The Vaccine Not Mandatory But..Oregon Standoff Plus Five...Portland Mayor...

    01/02/2021 8:06:37 PM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/2/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Day 293 of the Dictatorship of COVID-19 The British Police State: When Do The Sanctions Begin??????... Sone clips of Anthony Quinn in a movie where he played the role of a Communist prisoner who became a Pope. I thought of Anthony Quinn Warner and the act he is said to have been involved in on Christmas morning. The taking of one's own life is a selfish, egotistical act my dark thoughts because of my own selfish obsession with a woman in my past... Spain says it will create a list of those who refuse the vaccine and share it with...
  • Jill Biden’s Vote Boots Send a Strong Message

    09/15/2020 2:16:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Footwear News via Yahoo ^ | 9/14/20 | Claudia Miller
    Jill Biden used her footwear to send a clear message today as she participated in early voting for the Delaware state primary election with her husband, former Vice President Joe Biden. The former second lady was spotted leaving the New Castle County Board of Elections office in Wilmington, Del., after casting her ballot. Jill opted for a midi dress in her favorite shade of purple, accented by a black blazer and a matching face mask. The real kicker of the look, though, was her choice of footwear. The former educator rocked a pair of Stuart Weitzman’s special edition 5050 boots...
  • Gators Helping Gators: Massive 660-Pound Gator Being Treated by UF Vets

    09/07/2020 2:08:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    WCJB ^ | Sep. 7, 2020
    Gators helping Gators. A 660-pound alligator from St. Augustine needed to see a doctor because his right rear leg was hurt. On Thursday, Bob was transported from St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park to the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The 38-year-old reptile was soon evaluated and found to have a bone infection after having radiographs done. “Preliminary evaluation showed evidence of osteomyelitis,” the UF vet official account tweeted. “Our zoo med team will continue to monitor his progress. Good luck Bob (& Go Gators!)” Bob remains on the mend. “He’s responsive to zoo staff today, on pain...
  • Ankle boots with bare calves make women look like hillbillies [vanity]

    12/29/2018 3:52:15 PM PST · by NobleFree · 244 replies
    self | Dec 29, 2018 | self
    Just had to get this off my chest. This "fashion" is epidemic at the Chicago office where I work.
  • These Boots Are Made for Double Standards

    12/28/2018 7:38:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Is there anything, anything at all, for which President Donald Trump won't be faulted by a press corps that despises him so much they are making a mockery of themselves in front of the world? They slammed the president for failing to visit troops in a war zone. Then, on Christmas night, Trump snuck out of town with Melania to bring Christmas cheer to troops in Iraq. So they slammed him for signing "Make America Great Again" Hats that soldiers brought him, turning the trip into a "campaign stop." It gets even more ridiculous. The scribes at Yahoo News discovered...
  • One by one, European ambassadors learn they’re being expelled from Russia

    03/30/2018 4:16:28 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 23 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | March 30, 2018 | Matthew Bodner, Compost Disturber
    A parade of European ambassadors passed through Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday to receive formal protests and details about Moscow’s plans to expel more diplomats in a deepening crisis with the West. The series of meetings — an astonishing display of European envoys arriving one after the other — marked the latest twist in tit-for-tat moves following the March 4 nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter in Britain. In the past week, 27 nations joined Britain in ousting Russian diplomats believed to be working as intelligence officers. NATO and Georgia also announced expulsions later...
  • Mongolian woman mummy buried a thousand a years ago wearing 'ADIDAS boots' [tr]

    04/12/2017 1:07:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 12, 2017 | Will Stewart
    Intriguing new details have emerged about a medieval mummy known for her 'Adidas' boots - which she wore more than a millennia ago. The body of the woman was discovered a year ago this week in the Altai mountains region of Mongolia. And her body and possessions remained so remarkably preserved that experts are still uncovering some of the secrets they keep. Now, scientists have discovered that the mummy suffered a significant blow to the head before her death.
  • 'There are SWASTIKAS on the bottom!' Boot brand is forced to recall footwear after customers complai

    01/14/2017 7:25:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2017 | Miranda Bryan
    Full title: 'There are SWASTIKAS on the bottom!' Boot brand is forced to recall footwear after customers complain the soles are covered with inappropriate symbols A shoe manufacturer has said it will recall one of its boots after customers complained that the sole was decorated with swastikas. The issue emerged after a customer told of his shock after receiving his new boots and shared an image of the underside of his boot - which appeared to feature swastikas - online. Makers of the Polar Fox boot, which is still on sale on Amazon for $38.99, claim they were unaware of...
  • First Photos Of US Soldiers In Syria Released

    05/27/2016 5:29:15 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 6 replies
    Zerhedge ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Following the propagandist double-speak gushing forth from the Obama administration over when a "boot on the ground" in Syria is a "boot on the ground," the following photographs via Agence France-Presse confirm US special operation forces in a rural village 40 miles from Raqqa. As The Guardian reports, the Pentagon press secretary, resisted commenting on the photographs and would only describe the US special operations forces’ mission in generic terms, despite the fact that these troops are at the frontline of fighting when President Obama assured America that forces are consistently behind the forward lines. In April, State Department spokesman...
  • The Never-Ending Greatness of L.L. Bean's Boots

    03/29/2016 11:03:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | March 28, 2016 | Michael Paterniti
    Come close. They won't bite though some have been gnawed upon, chewed, and bitten themselves (mostly by labs and golden retrievers, if social media is the source). Weirdly, the weathered boots piled into a bin, located in a far-off corner of the factory, don't smell so bad either. It's hard not to want to touch them, to trace their wrinkles. Each boot carries its own landscape of dings and dust, faded in its own peculiar shade, with its own particular history.
  • Listen to this freaky recording that is used to train elite soldiers to survive (TRUNC)

    12/19/2015 1:50:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 17th, 2015 | By Amanda Macias
    Anyone who has ever attended the US Navy's Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape school will never forget Rudyard Kipling's poem "Boots," according to SERE graduate and Navy veteran Ward Carroll. Carroll, who attended SERE in 1984, particularly remembers Kipling reciting his poem "Boots" over and over again in a very haunting voice while he was detained in a small cell. SERE school is designed to train US troops on how to survive if they are captured and tortured. Recruits enter a simulated prisoner of war camp that retired Navy SEAL Brandon Webb explained was a "boot camp on steroids," in...
  • Obama sends 'less than 50' troops to Syria

    10/30/2015 4:03:31 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 30, 2015 | Nicole Duran, Charles Hoskinson
    President Obama has authorized sending "less than 50" special operations forces to work in Syria with "local opposition" forces to "train, advise and assist" them in their fight against the Islamic State, a White House spokesman confirmed on Friday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the troops would not serve in combat roles, but admitted that they could find themselves in harm's way, like Army Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, who perished during a special operations forces raid in Iraq last week. "They do not have a combat mission; they have a training, advise and assist role," Earnest said. "They will...
  • Pictures Show 'Russian Soldiers' Fighting in Syria

    09/05/2015 2:58:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Picture New images have come to light which appear to confirm previous reports of Russian "boots on the ground" in Syria, aiding Bashar al-Assad's overstretched forces defend regime strongholds from advancing rebel armies. The pictures appear to be taken in a variety of locations in western Syria, including Homs and the key port city of Tartus. They show Russian fighters posing with weapons in front of Russian and Syria flags, and portraits of the countries' respective leaders Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad. Pictures
  • American troops battle ISIS for first time as they see off attempted attack by militants...

    12/18/2014 5:03:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    dailymil.co.uk ^ | Dec. 18, 2014 | Corey Charlton
    Islamic State militants attempted to overrun Ein al-Asad base on Sunday US support troops and advisers killed an unknown number of the militants The troops were supported during the battle by F18 fighter jets ISIS forced to retreat after suffering casualties during two hour firefightA number of militants have been killed in Islamic State's very first battle with U.S. ground troops after the extremists attempted to overrun an Iraqi military base. The militants attacked Ein al-Asad military base on Sunday where more than 100 U.S. military support troops are based. Despite launching the surprise attack just after midnight, ISIS's offensive...
  • LL Bean struggles to meet demand for iconic boot

    12/06/2014 10:41:37 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 54 replies
    A backlog of 60,000 boot orders could grow to 100,000 by month's end, and the company is in the process of hiring 100 workers and purchasing additional equipment to catch up with demand. "We just can't make enough of them," said Tom Armstrong, L.L. Bean's chief merchandising officer. The rubber-bottomed, leather-topped "duck boot" has seen sales grow from fewer than 100,000 a decade ago to about 450,000 this year. Next year, the number is expected to top 500,000.
  • Military to deploy Ebola response team within U.S. [Martial Law Precursor?]

    10/20/2014 5:38:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    KFOX-TV ^ | 10/19/14 | Meghan Lopez
    In response to fears of Ebola spreading within the U.S., the Pentagon is forming a “quick strike team” consisting of 30 people. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Sunday that the medical support team will feature 20 critical care nurses, five doctors and five trainers who specialize in infectious disease protocols. The team is composed of civilian health care providers though no names have been released at this point. The team was created in response.....
  • Army’s ‘Big Red One’ HQ going to Iraq: 1st Infantry Division soldiers deploy in October

    09/26/2014 4:35:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    <p>Roughly 500 soldiers from the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division headquarters are headed to the Middle East, with 200 of them to end up in Iraq.</p>
  • Army sending division HQ element to Iraq (1st Infantry)

    09/25/2014 7:13:35 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 9/25/2014 | Jon Harper
    The 1st Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Iraq soon as the U.S. military steps up its campaign against Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said Thursday. It will be the first division headquarters assigned to Iraq since U.S. forces withdrew from the country at the end of 2011. About 500 soldiers from the Fort Riley, Kan.-based division will be heading for the Middle East next month with about 200 of them going to Iraq, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said. “They’re going to provide command and control of the ongoing advise-and-assist effort in support of Iraqi and peshmerga...
  • Breaking: Tomahawks and Airstrikes Against Syria Commence

    09/22/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 334 replies
    Fox News | 9/22/2014
    No link now, they are just announcing it now.