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  • 25 Years Ago: Puff Daddy Rips Off the Police’s ‘Every Breath You Take’

    05/27/2022 12:28:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | May 27, 2022 | Allison Rapp
    Music lost one of its most promising talents when the Notorious B.I.G died at the age of 24 as the result of a Los Angeles drive-by shooting in 1997. His friends grieved especially. Sean Combs, who's been known as Puff Daddy and Diddy, had been close with B.I.G. since the very beginning: B.I.G. signed to Combs' label Bad Boy Records when it first launched in 1993. Combs also produced and added vocals to several of the tracks on B.I.G.'s debut album, 1994's Ready to Die. “You get guilt when you lose a friend,” Combs told People magazine in 2017. “It...
  • Stress to the ultimate degree: Coping with danger on U.S. submarines during the Second World War (Highest death rate of WW II)

    05/27/2022 12:19:31 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 17 replies
    Sage Journals ^ | 03/04/2020 | Michael Sturma
    As described by U.S. naval veteran Edward L. Beach, service on a World War II submarine represented ‘stress to the ultimate degree’. Men had to be constantly on the alert for attacking aircraft, prepared to make dangerous dives and endure prolonged depth-charge attacks.The dangers faced by submariners during World War II are apparent in the high attrition rates. According to one estimate, 1,280 submarines were lost in action or by accident during the Second World War.8 In the U.S. submarine service, about 16,000 officers and enlisted men made war patrols; from among these 3,406 died in action. This amounted to...
  • Customer Walks Into Empty Burger King

    05/27/2022 12:09:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    WTAE ^ | May 27, 2022 | Shannon Perrine
    He says he went into the restaurant and found nobody in the kitchen, and no customers in the building.If you've tried to order from a fast-food restaurant recently, you may have noticed a longer wait for service. A Pittsburgh's Action News 4 viewer shared a video of one local restaurant with not a single employee or customer inside. (Click the video player above to watch.) "Showed up to this Burger King on Noblestown Road, and there is nobody in here. Nobody in here. Went to the drive-through, nothing," he says in the video. In the video, Lazz Tantalo described his...
  • Two Unnamed Boys the Same Age as the Shooter Were Arrested in 2018 for Planning Columbine-Style Shooting at Uvalde School in 2022

    05/27/2022 12:03:39 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 27, 2022 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Two boys, at the time 13 and 14, were arrested in 2018 for planning a Columbine-inspired attack on an Uvalde school — in 2022. The boys, who were not named at the time of their arrests, would be 17 and 18 now. Earlier this week, an 18-year-old young man shot and killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. At the time of the teen’s arrests, Uvalde Chief of Police Daniel Rodriguez said that a Morales Junior High School student, 14, and a former Morales student, 13, were planning to conduct the attack four years from...
  • Gun deaths dropped in California as they rose in Texas: Gun control seems to work

    05/27/2022 11:59:57 AM PDT · by MrRelevant · 39 replies
    LASlimes ^ | Some fool
    California’s rate of gun deaths has declined by 10% since 2005, even as the national rate has climbed in recent years. And Texas and Florida? Their rates of gun deaths have climbed 28% and 37% respectively. California now has one of the 10 lowest rates of gun deaths in the nation. Texas and Florida are headed in the wrong direction. Obviously, factors beyond a state’s laws can affect the rate of firearms deaths. The national health statistics take into account differences in the age distribution of state populations, but they don’t control for every factor that might affect gun deaths.
  • Last Known Survivor of WWII POW Massacre Dead at 99

    05/27/2022 11:59:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KOB4 ^ | May 25, 2022
    Harold Billow, 99, the last known survivor of a World War II POW massacre during the Battle of the Bulge, will be laid to rest Thursday in Pennsylvania. Billow, who died May 17, was attached to the Army’s 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion when his unit surrendered and he was taken prisoner by Waffen SS soldiers as German forces launched an offensive in Belgium to try to change the war’s tide in December 1944. According to various accounts, the Germans opened fire on the unarmed prisoners in a field, killing more than 80 in what came to be known as...
  • Judge Orders FBI to Produce Records on Civil War Gold Hunt

    05/27/2022 11:48:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    WTAE ^ | Apr 19, 2022 | Michael Rubinkam
    The FBI might not have found any Civil War-era gold at a remote woodland site in Pennsylvania - but it's definitely got records of the agency's 2018 dig, and will soon have to turn them over to a father-son pair of treasure hunters. A federal judge has ordered the FBI to speed up the release of records about the search for the legendary gold, ruling Monday in favor of Finders Keepers, the treasure hunting outfit that led FBI agents to the remote site. The group accuses the Justice Department of slow-walking their request for information. The FBI must turn over...
  • James Worthy Rips Modern NBA Players Over Fundamentals and Maturity

    05/27/2022 11:41:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KSBW ^ | May 26, 2022 | Ryan Glasspiegel
    Worthy spoke with the “Stoney & Jansen Show” on 97.1 The Ticket and voiced is frustrations with modern professional basketball, saying the “rush” of players spending less time in college is hurting the sport at the next level. “I mean, Kareem had four years with John Wooden, Michael Jordan and I had three years with Dean Smith, Isiah [Thomas] had some years with Bobby Knight,” Worthy explained. “So you learned the fundamentals,” Worthy said. “Not only that, you learned how to live. You learned how to balance your freaking checkbook in college, there’s a lot of things. When you don’t...
  • Rasmussen: GOP Lead Shrinks on Congressional Ballot

    05/27/2022 10:56:04 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 35 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 27, 2022 | Rasmussen Reports
    The 2022 midterm elections are now 165 days away, and Republicans have a six-point lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress.The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, if the elections for Congress were held today, 47% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate, while 41% would vote for the Democrat. Just four percent (4%) would vote for some other candidate, but another seven percent (7%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)Republicans have lost three points of their advantage since last week, when they led 48%-39%. The Generic...
  • Agents follow Detroit man’s Instagram to bust him for guns, drugs, unemployment fraud, identity theft

    05/27/2022 10:37:43 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    ClickOnDetroit ^ | 05/20/2022 | Staff
    DETROIT – Federal agents monitored a Detroit man’s Instagram account while he posted pictures of guns and drugs he wasn’t allowed to be around, claimed to be driving while high, threatened police, and tried to recruit others for an obvious unemployment fraud and identity theft scheme, according to authorities. (snip) On May 24, 2021, Otis posted a story at 11:45 a.m. with a message saying he was going to start shooting people for possessing guns and asking why they would hold a firearm if they weren’t going to use it, officials said. “I’m finna start shooting n----- just for holding...
  • Memorial Day Tribute and Prayer thread for those who died in active service

    05/27/2022 10:24:35 AM PDT · by MomwithHope · 7 replies
    Memorial Day was declared a national holiday through an act of Congress in 1971, and its roots date back to the Civil War era, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs. Unlike Veterans Day, Memorial Day honors all military members who have died in while serving in U.S. forces.
  • The FDA’s decision on the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine could come in weeks

    05/27/2022 10:00:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    MSN ^ | 05/27/2022
    CORONAVIRUS UPDATE Novavax Inc. is still waiting for U.S. regulators to decide whether to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine, which some experts believe could serve as an alternative option for people who are hesitant to get a mRNA vaccine. Novavax’s vaccine, called Nuvaxovid, is a recombinant protein-based shot that is similar in design to a flu shot that’s been available in the U.S. since 2013. This type of vaccine has a different makeup than the mRNA vaccines developed by Moderna Inc. BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. as well as the adenovirus shot from Johnson & Johnson “I do think there is...
  • Cant load Free Republic in Windows

    05/27/2022 9:48:12 AM PDT · by eyeamok · 35 replies
    05/27/22 | self
    I have a problem that started yesterday and can't figure out what happened. In Win10 I can no longer get Freerepublic to load, keeps timing out. on the same computer, this one, when I boot up into linux(ubuntu) it loads just fine?? When I use my Samsung(android) Tablet it loads just fine. It also has problems with Breitbart in windows. It is almost as if Winblows is blocking these sites? Any Ideas? I am using Firefox but it wouldn't load using Edge either?
  • Rep. Thomas Massie: ZERO. That’s the number of murderers who have been deterred by the federal Gun-Free School Zones Act

    05/27/2022 9:33:02 AM PDT · by RandFan · 13 replies
    twitter ^ | May 27 | Rep. Thomas Massie
    @RepThomasMassie ZERO. That’s the number of murderers who have been deterred by the federal Gun-Free School Zones Act. The GFSZA was a knee jerk reaction in 1990 that has cost more lives than it has saved. REPEAL it now. Let bad guys know unceremonious death awaits them if they target our kids.
  • Protein supplement helps control Type 2 diabetes (Within one week, 15 grams of whey protein before meals = “Glucose levels…much better controlled” & “Two more hours of normal levels” a day)

    05/27/2022 9:24:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 9 replies
    Drinking a small amount of whey protein before meals has been shown to help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugars. In a study, which holds potential for dietary management of the condition, people with type 2 diabetes drank a pre-made shot before meals which contained a low dose of whey protein. They were monitored for a week as they went about normal daily life. To compare the potential benefits of whey protein, the same participants also spent a week drinking a control shot that contained no protein in order to measure the results against each other. Results...
  • Monkeypox known to be aerosol transmissible from 1968

    "Hahon (1961) endeavoured to infect Macaca irus, obtained from the Philippines, by the aerosol route (mass median diameter less than 5 ,u), using viruses of variola major and minor, vaccinia virus, monkey- pox virus, cowpox virus, and rabbitpox virus. An elevation of temperature occurred with all the pox virus infections; after 3 days with vaccinia and rabbitpox; after 4 days with variola major and minor and monkeypox; and after 6 days with cow- pox. Coughing, coryza and anorexia were observed in the monkeys exposed to vaccinia, rabbitpox and monkeypox viruses, but not in the monkeys exposed to smallpox. Mild dermal...
  • Breaking: Yuma County School Board Member Set To Plead Guilty For 2020 Election Ballot Trafficking Crimes As Exposed In “2000 Mules”- State Senate Candidate Gary Snyder Who Busted the Fraud Weighs In (VIDEO)

    05/27/2022 8:32:35 AM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/27/2022 | jordan conradson
    Guillermina Fuentes, the Gadsden Elementary School District Board Member and Ex-Mayor of San Luis, Arizona, will appear in court next Thursday for a plea hearing. Fuentes was indicted for trafficking ballots in San Luis, Arizona, She was originally scheduled to appear on May 12, 2022, and plead “not guilty,” however, the plea has been changed because of the evidence presented in True The Vote’s “2000 Mules”. Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips investigated the ballot trafficking incidents in Yuma County, Arizona, and included this information in the film “2000 Mules.” “18 months ago, we knew that when the full story was...
  • Cook Political Report Updated Predictions to Look Even Better for GOP

    05/27/2022 8:30:19 AM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/27/2022 | Rebecca Downs
    On Thursday, Cook Political Report updated their predictions, and the situation is looking even better for Republicans to win back control of the U.S. House of Representatives come the November midterm elections. Cook Political Report had already forecast that the GOP would win back control late last December. Part of the revision included a change of prediction in 12 seats, 10 of which favor Republicans. When it comes to seats in Republicans' favor, perhaps most notably is how Rep. Susan Wild's (D-PA) seat has been moved from Toss Up to Lean Republican. Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) and Rep. Kurt Schrader's...
  • Fish in Florida are on drugs, and scientists say that could be a really bad sign of what is ahead

    05/27/2022 8:11:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Pennlive ^ | May. 23, 2022
    The fish in South Florida are on drugs, and while that might bring an initial chuckle, it’s really not a laughing matter at all. It’s rather alarming, in fact. Because, according to reports, a new study out of the Sunshine State found “dozens of pharmaceuticals” in the blood and tissue of the fish in the South Florida waters. Among the substances that reportedly showed up are valium, blood pressure meds and antidepressants. “We found pharmaceuticals everywhere and there was no place where basically a fish could be unexposed to pharmaceuticals and that was a surprise,” Nick Castillo, a scientist with...
  • WATCH: Mother of Uvalde Shooter Speaks Out: ‘He Had His Reasons For Doing What He Did and Please Don’t Judge Him’

    05/27/2022 8:11:09 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 82 replies
    The mother of the deranged gunman who shot 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, is asking the public not to “judge” him because he “had his reasons.”Adriana Reyes, the mother, reportedly strugglEs with drug addiction — which led to the 18-year-old mass murderer moving in with his grandmother, who he shot in the face before going to the elementary school.