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  • Argentina's Milei shuts up critics with miracle turnaround of economy, strong security policies

    05/18/2024 1:13:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/18/24 | Peter Aitken
    President Javier Milei of Argentina continues to stun his critics with an economy that has outperformed expectations and continues along an ambitious path for national security, including pursuit of a NATO global partnership. "The fact that you have a president, head of state, who is defending the free market, who is defending the role of entrepreneurs and businessmen as creators of value and just defending deregulation when the tendency in Latin America and much of the West has been to regulate the economy . . . I think that's very positive, not only for Argentina, but for the region as...
  • Heinz Has Created Ketchup Caviar — but It’s Not Easy to Get Your Hands on a Jar

    05/18/2024 12:37:21 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 13 replies
    SheKnows ^ | 1/25/19 | Kristine Cannon
    Has Heinz just created the fanciest, classiest condiment there ever was? All signs point to yes. To celebrate its 150th anniversary, Kraft Heinz has developed a truly unique — and possibly unnerving — take on ketchup: ketchup caviar. (But hey, at least it’s not ketchup ice cream.)
  • Now a coffee ban? The WEF is eyeing coffee ...

    05/18/2024 12:09:10 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 18 May, 2024 | Eric Utter
    Roughly 75% of Americans drink coffee every day. That won’t be the case for long, apparently, if the elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, have their way. Did anyone notice what they were talking about back in January during the 2024 World Economic Forum's Davos get-together? During a recent WEF panel discussion, a reporter for Moneywise, in an item posted on Yahoo! Finance, reported that one speaker, some banker named Hubert Keller, remarked, “The coffee that we all drink emits between 15 and 20 tons of CO2 per ton of coffee.” Ominously, he added, “so we should...
  • Saturday War Room, 10AM-Noon ET

    05/18/2024 6:45:14 AM PDT · by 4Liberty · 3 replies
    America’s Voice News ^ | 05/18/2024 | Stephen K. Bannon
    PM 4Liberty, if you want On/Off this list in via Roku/AppleTV/AmazonFire with the America’s Voice App https://americasvoice.appLIVE STREAM all Bannon shows & find past episodes here: |
  • An Urgent Matter

    05/18/2024 5:18:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies ^ | 17 May, 2024 | James Howard Kunstler
    “If the government can suspend your rights anytime it deems something is a crisis, you don’t have rights. You have permissions.” — “Pismo” on “X”. While our country sleepwalks through the deadly aftermath of the evil Covid-19 operation, the World Health Organization (WHO) puts the final touches on a nice bit of f[---]ery called its Pandemic Treaty on International Health Regulations (IHR) or “One Health” initiative, a Globalist power grab disguised in the saintly white robes of public health medicine. The agreement, to be finalized at the end of this month, will cede what’s left of your liberty to this...
  • Bumble ad campaign gets backlash for ‘shaming women’ who aren’t having sex

    05/17/2024 11:04:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 17, 2024 | Nancy Flanders
    The dating app Bumble issued an apology this week for its recent advertisements that appeared to insult the idea of women choosing not to have sex or date. The company was criticized as being disrespectful of women. According to the BBC, Bumble’s new ad campaign (targeted towards women) included taglines such as, “A vow of celibacy is not the answer” and “Thou shalt not give up on dating and become a nun.” Bumble said the ads were supposed to be funny amidst the frustrations of modern dating, but many people did not find them to be humorous. Fast Company reported...
  • Embattled Georgia DA Fani Willis and Trump trial judge hit the campaign trail

    05/17/2024 5:38:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/15/24 | Sara Murray, Jason Morris
    CNN — In the high-stakes criminal case against former President Donald Trump in Georgia, the defendant isn’t the only one campaigning. In an election year oddity, both the prosecutor, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, and the judge presiding over the case, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, are fighting to keep their seats. “They probably a little nervous,” Willis said with a nod to her team as she took the stage at a recent Democratic Party awards dinner. “They write all these speeches and then I say what I wanna say.” Such is the high-wire act for the...
  • Nathan Wade's estranged wife says he’s failed to pay spousal support since resigning from Fani Willis' office

    05/17/2024 5:14:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/17/24 | Brianna Herlihy, Samantha Daigle
    The estranged wife of ex-special prosecutor Nathan Wade said in a Georgia court filing Friday that Wade claims his resignation from his post at the Fulton County District Attorney's office "constitutes a substantial change in circumstance, rendering him unable to meet his financial obligation" in their divorce proceedings. Wade was hired in 2021 by DA Fani Willis to help prosecute the sweeping election interference case against former President Trump. She was accused by Trump and co-defendants of having an "improper" affair with Wade. On March 15, Wade resigned after a Georgia judge gave Willis an ultimatum of either Willis or...
  • Ex-top Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby seeks presidential pardon ahead of sentencing

    05/17/2024 4:20:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/17/24 | MURI ASSUNÇÃO
    Former Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has applied for a presidential pardon ahead of her upcoming sentencing on perjury and mortgage fraud convictions, according to a letter sent to President Joe Biden by the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday. Mosby, who was convicted on one count of mortgage fraud and two counts of perjury, is set to be sentenced next week. In February, a federal jury agreed she had made a false statement on a mortgage application for a home in Long Boat Key, Fla. The verdict came about three months after another jury convicted the once-high-profile prosecutor on...
  • Chicago lawmaker says it's racist to punish criminals and calls America a 'garbage society'

    05/17/2024 3:42:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/24 | Germania Rodriguez Poleo
    A socialist Chicago councilwoman once called the US a 'garbage society' as she claimed policing in the country is based on racism. Alderwoman Rossana Rodriguez is known for expressing her controversial views on social media, including her support for defunding the police and teaching critical race theory in public schools. In a now-deleted post covered by Fox News, Rodriguez said: 'Our BIPOC youth are on the streets because they are not gonna settle for this garbage society we have. 'They know we are better off investing in the things that protect us… not police.' Rodriguez often speaks against police on...
  • Archegos founder who lost $36billion returns to court for blockbuster Wall Street trial about how he lost $36billion in a single week

    05/17/2024 3:31:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/24 | Will Potter
    A billionaire Wall Street financier who notoriously lost tens of billions in a matter of days has returned to court for his blockbuster fraud trial. Sung Kook 'Bill' Hwang, 60, the founder of Archegos Capital Management, is alleged to have triggered over $100 billion in shareholder losses when his family office fund failed to meet margin calls in March 2021. He was arrested in April 2022 and charged with fraud, racketeering and conspiracy, as prosecutors claim he carried out a scheme to defraud investors by lying about his firm's portfolio, which at one point stood at over $100 billion. If...
  • California set to become latest state to apologize for slavery but reparations payouts shelved

    05/17/2024 2:50:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/24 | James Reinl
    California lawmakers have voted to officially apologize for the state's role in slavery, but efforts to make cash reparations payouts have been shelved. The California Assembly on Thursday backed a bill authored by Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer that accepts responsibility for 'all of the harms and atrocities committed by the state.' The Los Angeles Democrat received hugs and applause on the assembly floor after the bill was passed. It now moves on to the Senate. 'Not only is the apology letter important … it's whether or not we go ahead and fulfill the dream of what my ancestors wanted, which is...
  • NFL Partners With Nike, Which Uses Slave Labor, But Slams Harrison Butker

    05/17/2024 2:03:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | May 17, 2024 | Steven Ertelt
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote the following letter today to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the controversy over Harrison Butker. Please contact his communications chief: May 17, 2024 Mr. Roger Goodell, Commissioner National Football League 345 Park Avenue NY NY 10154 Dear Mr. Goodell: NFL senior vice president Jonathan Beane addressed the commencement speech by Kansas City Chiefs’ player Harrison Butker as follows: “Harrison Butker gave a speech in his personal capacity. His views are not those of the NFL as an organization. The NFL is steadfast in our commitment to inclusion, which only makes our league stronger.”...
  • Spirit AeroSystems Will Lay Off 450 Workers Due To Boeing 737 MAX Slowdown

    05/17/2024 12:50:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    Simple Flying ^ | May 17, 2024 | AARON SPRAY
    As the seemingly unending fallout from the Boeing 737 MAX series unfolds, supplier Spirit AeroSystems has announced it will lay off around 450 workers. The decision was prompted by the Boeing 737 MAX production slowdown following a door plug blowing off an Alaska Airlines-operated 737 MAX in January. The effects of Boeing's production delays are already costing airlines and could impact airline growth for years. The Department of Justice is considering a fraud prosecution against Boeing for allegedly violating the terms of its 2021 deferred prosecution agreement related to two previous 737 MAX accidents. Spirit will lay off hundreds of...
  • Transparent bamboo: A fireproof and waterproof alternative to glass

    05/17/2024 12:08:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    New Atlas ^ | May 15, 2024 | Michael Irving
    Glass might soon have some competition from an unlikely rival – bamboo. Scientists in China have turned regular old bamboo into a transparent material that’s also resistant to fire and water, and suppresses smoke. Silica glass, made from sand, is still the go-to building material when you need something transparent but strong, like windows. But it’s not particularly sustainable, and can be heavy and brittle. Transparent wood has actually been muscling in on glass’s turf for a few years now. Scientists chemically remove the lignin from the wood fibers, then treat the remaining material with plexiglass or epoxy. The end...
  • 25-year-old Bank of America trader dies — two weeks after death of Leo Lukenas

    05/17/2024 10:59:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/17/2024 | Lydia Moynihan
    Adnan Deumic, a 25-year-old London-based trader at Bank of America died Thursday evening — just two weeks after the death of Leo Lukenas III, a banker who had been working 100-hour work weeks at the financial giant, The Post has learned. Deumic was playing in a casual “five-a-side” charity soccer tournament with other finance employees when he fell suddenly and was administered CPR, a source with knowledge of the matter said. While the cause of death is unknown, this person told The Post cardiac arrest is suspected. “The death of our teammate is a tragedy, and we are shocked by...
  • Abnormally hot summer even more likely in latest NOAA forecast: Here’s where

    05/17/2024 9:38:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/17/2024 | ALIX MARTICHOUX
    (NEXSTAR) – New predictions for the summer season, released by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center this week, show weather is likely to heat up in almost every corner of the United States. The forecast, which covers June, July and August, indicates nearly every U.S. state with leaning toward a hotter-than-normal summer season. The highest chances are found out West, where Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and parts of Colorado have a 60% to 70% chance of above-average temperatures over the next three months. Several other Western states plus the Northeast are also strongly favored to see above-average heat. The only exception to...
  • St. Louis police officer lights cigar while straddling suspect during arrest at nightclub, sparking probe

    05/17/2024 7:23:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/17/2024 | Nicholas McEntyre
    A St. Louis police officer lit a cigar as he straddled a suspect he had detained on the ground, forcing the department to launch an investigation into the viral incident. Footage posted online captured the officer borrowing a lighter from another officer for the stogie outside Marquee Restaurant & Lounge last weekend in St. Louis, according to the RiverFrontTimes. The officer, who was not identified, was seen with his right arm on the suspect’s chest while he lit the cigar with his free hand. Bystanders and the suspect joked with the officer that they also had lighters to offer.
  • Twitter is no more ...

    05/17/2024 6:47:51 AM PDT · by RandFan · 25 replies
    FR ^ | May 17 2024 | Me
    Well today is the day folks. Twitter is more. It's now Elon Musk has even made it re-write if you type twitter on the platform 😂 I know some of you will not miss it one iota. RIP Twitter. A tainted brand if there ever was one. Associated by many with mass censorship, election interference and wokeness.
  • Friday War Room, 10AM-Noon & 5-7PM ET

    05/17/2024 6:31:47 AM PDT · by 4Liberty · 6 replies
    America’s Voice News ^ | 05/17/2024 | Stephen K. Bannon
    PM 4Liberty, if you want On/Off this list in via Roku/AppleTV/AmazonFire with the America’s Voice App https://americasvoice.appLIVE STREAM all Bannon shows & find past episodes here: |