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  • My Ode to Jeffery Toobin.

    10/19/2020 11:18:34 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 7 replies
    There was a man named Jeffery Toobin Who was on call using Zoom and zoomed in People were shocked, dismayed and all ahowl Because all they could see was him and a towel.
  • Spacecraft design could get to Titan in only 2 years using a direct fusion drive

    10/19/2020 11:02:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies ^ | 10/19/2020 | by Andy Tomaswick, Universe Today
    Fusion power is the technology that is 30 years away, and always will be, according to skeptics, at least. Despite its difficult transition into a reliable power source, the nuclear reactions that power the sun have a wide variety of uses in other fields. The concept fusion drive, called a direct fusion drive (or DFD), is in development at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). Though still under development, the engine itself exploits many of the advantages of aneutronic fusion, most notably an extremely high power-to-weight ratio. The fuel for a DFD drive can vary slightly in mass and contains...
  • WORLDOMETER COVID-19 Deaths in USA 10/19/2020: 442 with 57,327 new cases

    10/19/2020 9:11:25 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    Worldometer ^ | October 19, 2020
    Places with highest daily reported cases per capitaSeven-day average of daily new reported cases per 100,000 residents
  • Software developers might be obsolete by 2030

    10/19/2020 8:49:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Towards Data Science ^ | 10/19/2020 | Rhea Moutafis
    In 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that we’d be having 15-hour workweeks by the end of the century. But by the time it was 2013, it was clear that the great economist had gotten something wrong.Welcome to the era of bullshit jobs, as anthropologist David Graeber coined it. Since the 1930s, whole new industries have sprung up, which don’t necessarily add much value to our lives. Graeber would probably call most jobs in software development bullshit.I don’t share Graeber’s opinion, especially when it comes to software. But he does touch an interesting point: as more and more processes are automated,...
  • Attorney for group of ex-players fires back at Iowa Hawkeyes

    10/19/2020 8:46:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    The attorney representing eight Black former Iowa football players who allege racial discrimination during their time with the Hawkeyes said Monday night that the university's rejection of their demands, which included a payment of $20 million, is not the end of the matter. Civil rights attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons of Tulsa, Oklahoma, had stated the players' demands in a 21-page letter to university officials dated Oct. 5. In addition to $20 million, the players called for the firings of head football coach Kirk Ferentz, offensive line coach Brian Ferentz and athletic director Gary Barta.
  • Debate Commission Drops Foreign Policy Questions Amid Hunter Biden Expose

    10/19/2020 8:42:26 PM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    Infowars ^ | Oct 19 | Kit Daniels
    In wake of the New York Post reporting a “cash-for-influence” scheme between the Bidens and foreign entities, the Debate Commission has dropped the “foreign policy” focus of the upcoming presidential debate. Instead, the upcoming debate will simply mirror the topics of the first debate. “The third presidential debate – set to take place on Thursday – was originally supposed to center on foreign policy,” quipped the National Pulse. “But following the release of the Hunter Biden e-mails/laptop details in the New York Post, the wildly partisan Presidential Debate Commission announced that would no longer be the case, the effect being...
  • Paul Sperry: Joe Biden is campaigning like a man who is not very popular

    10/19/2020 8:16:30 PM PDT · by RandFan · 47 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 19 | Paul Sperry
    @paulsperry_Joe Biden is campaigning like a man who is not very popular. He refuses to go out on the campaign trail, acts like a recluse, won't talk to press, and will not tell voters his position on key issues
  • GOP overtakes Dems in party affiliation

    10/19/2020 8:04:21 PM PDT · by Cathi · 17 replies From Robert Barnes: Gallup's question about self identifying political affiliation is an interesting historical indicator of election outcome that has been consistently accurate. The gap between D and R widens leading up to an election where the democrat wins and narrows going into an election when the republican wins. He believes that it is actually an enthusiasm indicator. It has recently undergone a major shift resulting in the closest gap since 2004. Strong sign it is going to be a Republican election.
  • 73-year-old Donald Trump supporter, a Vietnam vet, assaulted in Douglas (Mass.)

    10/19/2020 7:54:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 19, 2020 | By RICK SOBEY
    DOUGLAS — A 73-year-old Vietnam veteran out holding a sign supporting President Trump was assaulted on Saturday, according to police. Douglas Police arrested 34-year-old Kiara Dudley, of Douglas, and charged her with assault and battery on an elderly person causing injury after the incident at the intersection of Main and Webster streets. A couple from Douglas, including the veteran, were at that intersection around noon on Saturday holding Trump flags and signs, according to police.
  • President Trump's 'October surprise' party

    10/19/2020 7:28:01 PM PDT · by Golden Eagle · 13 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/19/20 | Scott Lively
    I confess to being a great fan of Bernard Cornwell's historical fiction, having just finished his Richard Sharpe series covering the Napoleonic wars. His battle scenes are so well written that you can almost feel the spray of blood and gore when a cannonball decimates a squad of advancing infantry next to the protagonist. Yet nothing in the fictional career of Richard Sharpe quite compares to the unprecedented real-world shock and awe cluster bombing of Joe Biden and the Democratic elites by the Trump campaign with the Hunter Biden laptop scandals. I say scandals, plural, because this isn't just one...
  • This old abandoned Detroit high school had a shooting range inside

    10/19/2020 7:25:05 PM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 20 replies
    Exploring Detroit's Largest Abandoned High School
  • A star from Thursday’s town halls: Who is the woman in the red mask?

    10/19/2020 6:46:37 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 10/16/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    The nods of approval from an audience member wearing a red mask who was seated behind President Donald Trump during his Thursday NBC town hall in Miami went viral on social media, unhinging the Left and hailed by the woman’s new fans. President Donald Trump and Mayra Joli at the Thursday town hall. / Twitter “There are a lot of substantive comments to make about the two town halls,” columnist Andrea Widburg wrote for American Thinker. “Trump held up well even though Savannah Guthrie was attacking him like a maddened chihuahua. Biden also held up well thanks to George Stephanopoulos’s...
  • Rewriting the "Florida Man" song for Blue Oyster Cult [first BOC album in 19 years]

    10/19/2020 6:39:33 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 10/13/2020 | Frank Cerabino
    I wish the band members of Blue Oyster Cult would have consulted with me before settling on the lyrics to their new song, “Florida Man.” Florida Man is my sweet spot. I’ve been writing about Florida men and women since the mid-1980s. I have material. I could have helped. Don’t fear the rewrite, guys. But instead, the 72-year-old guitarist, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, plowed ahead without me. Roeser lives in Maryland, but he spent more than a decade living in New Port Richey, so he figured he could come up with a song called “Florida Man.” “The whole country is...
  • Critical Race Theory: A satanic lie from the pit of hell

    10/19/2020 6:34:37 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 2 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 19 October 2020 | Mychal Massie
    I was recently contacted pursuant to my perspective on the damnable heterodoxy known as Critical Race Theory (CRT). For whatever reason(s) the person seeking my input failed to reconnect with me to hear my thoughts regarding same. That said, I've been planning to share my feelings regarding CRT – and there's no time like the present. Let me first say that I am an unapologetic, uncompromising, in your face when the situation calls for it, born-again Christian, ordained minister who has been called to a ministry that has kept me on the front lines of the political theater. I stand...
  • HAVE YOU GOTTEN COVID-19? Please take part.

    10/19/2020 6:30:53 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 66 replies
    I have not got COVID-19. I do not wear a mask. Neither my wife, nor any of my eight children, who are spread all over the world have got COVID-19, nor have their children.... I have a rather small inner circle of friends… Maybe 30 in all… Not one of them, nor anyone of their family have got COVID-19. I live in San Diego. I am wondering if anyone On FREE REPUBLIC has had or does have COVID-19…? Were your symptoms bad if you did/do have it… ...Do you personally know anyone who has died of it? If you do...
  • Candace Owens: I don’t know who needs to hear this but... if you find yourself agreeing with the mainstream media, the millionaire celebrities, and the billionaire tech owners— you are not a part of the “resistance”. You’re a programmed sheep.

    10/19/2020 6:28:27 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 18, 2020 | Canadace Owens
    I don’t know who needs to hear this but... if you find yourself agreeing with the mainstream media, the millionaire celebrities, and the billionaire tech owners— you are not a part of the “resistance”. You’re a programmed sheep.
  • The Real Pandemic: Mass Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy

    10/19/2020 6:25:22 PM PDT · by Drago · 11 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research ^ | 10/19/2020 | Craig Pirrong
    It’s more than fair to say that we are experiencing a pandemic, but not the one you hear about ad nauseum. No, the pandemic is not a virus, it is a pandemic outbreak of Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy which focuses its obsessions on the virus. Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy is a mental illness in which the sufferer fantasizes that others–usually people in their charge, such as children–are suffering from serious illness and require drastic medical intervention. Observe what has happened over the last 7 months, and what if anything is increasing in intensity today. The obsession with Covid-19. The monomaniacal...
  • The Always Beaten Kitten Became a Lovely Family in 6 Months! (Video)

    10/19/2020 6:22:23 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/19/2020 | conitv
    More adventures of Soni the Munchkin kitten (as he grows up) and adoptive "mom" Yuni. Video, 4 minutes & 10 seconds
  • Report: 70-year-old Pensacola woman shot man 6 times after he denied her advances

    10/19/2020 6:21:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    WEAR via MSN ^ | 10/19/20
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) - A woman was arrested and charged with attempted homicide Friday morning for a shooting in Pensacola on Sept. 25. The shooting took place around 7:30 p.m. in the 5300-block of Lillian Highway. A man was taken to the hospital with six gunshot wounds. Yagaunda Grace Buschbaum, 70, is now charged with attempted homicide. She's being held in Escambia County jail without bond. According to an arrest report, the shooting was related to an incident that took place three days earlier. Buschbaum said the man attempted sexual battery against her. However, deputies say this could not be...
  • Jeff Bridges Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Says He’s Starting Treatment

    10/19/2020 6:07:08 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 46 replies
    IndieWire ^ | October 19, 2020 | Ryan Lattanzio
    Jeff Bridges took to Twitter Monday evening to reveal he’s been diagnosed with lymphoma. In a nod to his iconic role in “The Big Lebowski,” the Academy Award-winning actor tweeted, “As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light. I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good. I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery.” Bridges, who last starred in 2018’s “Bad Times at the El Royale” and will next be seen starring in the...