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  • Mysterious ice formations showed up in Chicago this week

    01/23/2022 7:51:37 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 23 Jan 2022 | Allison Chinchar
    This week ice pancakes were found along Chicago's shoreline of Lake Michigan. Ice pancakes, much like their namesake, look exactly like you think they would -- round flat discs made of ice. They are common in the Arctic but typically only start making an appearance in the Lower 48 states once the temperatures get well below freezing for several days. "A signature feature of pancake ice is raised edges or ridges on the perimeter, caused by the pancakes bumping into each other from the ocean waves,"
  • Today's Crytoquote

    01/23/2022 4:09:49 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 12 replies
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  • Webb Space Telescope's Million Mile Journey to L2 Is Nearly Complete

    01/22/2022 9:04:46 PM PST · by zeestephen · 21 replies
    SciTechDaily.com ^ | 22 January 2022 | NASA
    On Monday, January 24, engineers plan to instruct NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to complete a final correction burn that will place it into its desired orbit, nearly 1 million miles away from the Earth at what is called the second Sun-Earth Lagrange point, or "L2" for short.
  • Saturday Night Film Noir

    01/22/2022 5:31:11 PM PST · by ex91B10 · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | unknown | n/a
    Two fishermen pick up a psychopathic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.
  • Florida man busted after tantrum about bacon

    01/22/2022 5:17:23 PM PST · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    Local10 ^ | 01/21/2022 | Veronica Crespo
    CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Cape Coral police officers arrested a man at a Waffle House on Wednesday after they received calls about a disturbance. When officers arrived, they said they heard a man identified as 28-year-old Martin Jose Alvarez yelling expletives at the staff about how his bacon was cooked. Officers said Alvarez screamed, “You better cook the f****** bacon right!” Officers asked Alvarez to come outside, but said he resisted until they threatened to use a taser. Alvarez was later arrested and charged with disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest and intent to do violence. He is being held at the...
  • Florida Woman Pleads Guilty To Attempted Hit On Ex's New Spouse Using Bitcoin

    01/22/2022 5:15:34 PM PST · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/21/2022 | Gina Tron
    A Florida woman has admitted to trying to hire a hitman with Bitcoin in order to kill her ex's new spouse. DeAnna Marie Stinson, 50, has pleaded guilty to murder-for-hire and, as a result, faces up to 10 years in federal prison, the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida announced Thursday in a press release. Federal agents arrested the Tampa-based woman back in September, claiming she had attempted to use a so-called "dark web" site "that purported to provide murder-for-hire services to its customers” back in June. The day after she set up an account on...
  • StubHub: Adele Fans Won’t Get Money Back Until Singer Reschedules Shows, Can’t Resell Tickets Now

    01/22/2022 1:01:00 PM PST · by RummyChick · 50 replies
    showbiz11 ^ | 1/21/2022 | Roger Friedman
    Hello! Adele fans who bought tickets to her 13 week run Vegas run on Stub Hub are pretty much sunk for now. It’s not exactly Stub Huh’s fault. It’s unclear when they knew she was going to throw in the towel. But I’ve talked to their people and this is what they have to say: Adele didn’t cancel, she postponed. The wording — through tears — was very specific. The shows are supposed to be re-scheduled. Until that happens, holders of tickets bought on Stub Hub can’t do anything. They can’t re-sell. They can’t get refunds. This includes everyone who...
  • Trump lied about value of business empire — and size of his Trump Tower penthouse, AG James says

    01/22/2022 11:45:11 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 102 replies
    NYdailynews.com ^ | 1/22/22 | By Noah Goldberg and Chris Sommerfeldt
    Trump lied about value of business empire — and size of his Trump Tower penthouse, AG James says Lies about size matter. Former President Donald Trump and his children have lied about seemingly everything in the Trump Org empire — from the size of the patriarch’s luxury Manhattan penthouse to the value of properties around the globe — in order to score an array of financial benefits, New York Attorney General Letitia James charged in bombshell court papers. The lies to banks, government agencies and other regulators were “part of a pattern to suggest that Mr. Trump’s net worth was...
  • The Mystery of the Missing Cel-Ray The vegetable soda is a cult favorite at Jewish delis. But in late 2021, it was suddenly impossible to find.

    01/22/2022 9:40:19 AM PST · by mylife · 61 replies
    In October 2021, Edith’s, a Brooklyn eatery specializing in foods of the Jewish diaspora, announced on Instagram that they were planning to hand out cans of Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray—the chartreuse celery-flavored soda that’s a staple in Jewish delis—to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Elyssa Heller, founder and CEO of the restaurant, explained that she wanted to introduce more folks in the neighborhood to the drink. But there was a problem: As they prepared to place a large order of the soda from their distributor, Heller’s team discovered there was no Cel-Ray to be found. Missing celery soda might not seem like a...
  • FR Discussion Topic: President Kamala

    01/22/2022 8:22:09 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 81 replies
    There is a large possibility Biden will not complete his first term. This would instantly make Kamala President. What are your thoughts on a President Kamala?
  • A seven-year plan to reclaim America

    We have a seven-year opportunity that we may never have again. It is dictated by the constitutional calendar and defined by law. It will play out with all the required milestones no matter what we do. Our challenge is to use those milestones to create positive movement instead of a continued slide down the road to a socialist dystopia.
  • Fauci's Death Funnel, Proof: Fauci Funded, Continues to Fund Gain of Function Research

    01/22/2022 7:02:22 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Rumble ^ | 01/14/21 | Stew Peters
    Karen Kingston is back with even more findings stemming from the Project Veritas release earlier this week. In his letter to the inspector general, former DARPA fellow Major Joseph Murphy claimed that, after DARPA rejected EcoHealth Alliance’s proposal to do dangerous and illegal gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses, EcoHealth went to Tony Fauci and got his agency at the NIH to fund the research instead. Karen joins us. https://rumble.com/vslmod-unmasked-faucis-death-funnel-proof-fauci-funded-continues-to-fund-gain-of-f.html
  • Today's Cryptoquote

    01/22/2022 3:46:41 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 13 replies
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  • Flashback: Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us (2004)

    01/22/2022 3:10:14 AM PST · by RandFan · 10 replies
    twitter ^ | Jan 22 | Andrew Neil
    @afneil This scaremongering report from 2004 by the Pentagon on the imminent catastrophes of climate change has been by time to look ridiculous. Has it ever apologised for promulgating such nonsense? 2004 Report
  • A Christmas Story star Peter Billingsley to reprise his role in a sequel to the beloved holiday classic almost 40 years after its premiere

    01/21/2022 7:58:43 PM PST · by Trillian · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 January 2022 | Brian Marks
    Peter Billingsley, who starred as Ralphie Parker in A Christmas Story when he was only 12, will be returning to lead a sequel to the perennial holiday favorite. The 50-year-old child star–turned–filmmaker will be reprising his role in the new film, which is expected to take place when Ralphie is an adult in the 1970s, The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Thursday. In addition to starring in the sequel to the 1983 classic — titled A Christmas Story Christmas — Billingsley will produce for its production companies Legendary and Warner Bros. The Christmas Chronicles director Clay Kaytis is attached to direct...
  • WORLDOMETER COVID-19 Deaths in USA 1/21/2022: 2,777 with 779,036 new cases

    01/21/2022 6:34:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    Worldometer ^ | January 21, 2022
    Places with highest daily reported cases per capita Seven-day average of daily new reported cases per 100,000 residents
  • Police: Truck with 100 monkeys crashes, some of them missing

    01/21/2022 6:31:04 PM PST · by Trillian · 104 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Fri, January 21, | Yahoo News
    DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A truck carrying about 100 monkeys was involved in a crash Friday in Pennsylvania, state police said as authorities searched for at least three of the monkeys that appeared to have escaped the vehicle. The truck carrying the animals crashed with a dump truck in the afternoon in Montour County, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Andrea Pelachick told the Daily Item. The truck had been on its way to a lab, Pelachick said. Authorities have asked residents who might see the monkeys to call state police at 570-524-2662. It was unclear if any people or animals were...
  • Bloomberg just had a brain fart and equated the Covid vax to the evil Ring of Power from LOTR, but what an opportunity to make memes (notthebee)

    01/21/2022 6:06:53 PM PST · by wastedyears · 6 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | 1/21/2022 | Jesse James
    One Covid shot to rule them all, one Covid shot to find them, one Covid shot to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
  • Fred Parris of the Five Satins has died (vanity)

    He wrote this song in 1955 and the record was released in 1956. A classic of the fifties doo-wop genre.
  • Here’s What We Know About ‘Stealth Omicron’ — The Fast Moving Sub-Lineage Of The Variant ‘Gaining Ground’ In Europe

    01/21/2022 5:57:41 PM PST · by Trillian · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 21, 2022 | Robert Hart
    The U.K. Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) announced Friday it is investigating a sub-lineage of the omicron coronavirus variant—known as BA.2 and nicknamed by some scientists as “stealth omicron”—that appears to be outpacing other forms of the variant around the world and is raising fears of an even more transmissible strain of the virus. KEY FACTS In a statement Friday, the UKHSA said it has designated BA.2 a “variant under investigation,” the agency told Forbes, confirming news reports and a since-deleted tweet from the agency. Just 53 samples of BA.2 have been identified in the U.K. by January 10, it...