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  • [Canada:] Ontario mother fined $880 under stay-at-home order for leaving children with grandparents

    01/19/2021 7:24:25 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 2 replies
    National Post ^ | Jan. 19, 2021 | NP Staff
    A Simcoe, Ont. mother says she was fined $880 for dropping off three of her children at their grandparents’ home for babysitting. Natasha Kohl, a mother of four, told CTV News, she had dropped off the three children at her in-laws’ house in Delhi last weekend, so that she could do some grocery shopping. Her fiance, she said, wasn’t able to look after their children at that time. “He wasn’t able to help me and it was actually my birthday, so I wanted to get home so I could spend the night with him and my kids, so I took...
  • How does an mRNA vaccine work?

    01/19/2021 7:23:29 AM PST · by Heartlander · 1 replies
    Popular Science ^ | January 19, 2021 | Maddie Bender
    How does an mRNA vaccine work?The technology is likely to be used for a variety of other diseases, so understanding them now is key.The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unusual attention to everything from handwashing to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. As we move into the later stages of this pandemic, though, a different scientific concept has dominated the national conversation: vaccines. The study of the human immune system and how vaccines influence it is complex and sometimes counterintuitive, and the deployment of a new method for immunization based on mRNA has made it all the more confusing.The two vaccines that...
  • Fennel rings

    01/19/2021 6:55:23 AM PST · by mylife · 14 replies
    and curiously ^ | 10/27/14
    Fennel rings! They’re like onion rings, but a little sturdier, which means more dipping sauce, which is only a positive in my world. The fennel flavor is pretty mild, but if you’re paying attention, you can taste it. And, I mean, there’s no guilt associated with eating fennel rings. It’s seasonal. Fennel Rings 1 bulb of fennel 1/2 – 1 cup of all-purpose flour 1/2 – 1 cup of panko (or normal breadcrumbs) 1 egg, beaten 1 cup or more of vegetable oil salt and pepper Slice fennel into rings or parentheses shapes, between 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch thick,...
  • Statement From Second City Cop (gone dark. Chicago cop blog)

    01/19/2021 6:42:37 AM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    Hey Jackass ^ | 1-13-21 | Second City Cop
    SCC explains the decision to shut down their website: Well, this was certainly a long time coming. Fifteen years, over 22,000 posts, almost two million comments and God knows how many attempts to silence us. But it might finally be over…at least this version of it. Over the weekend, we received information from a contact at Google that internal chat/e-mails led them to believe that certain precautions we had taken over the years had been breached by Google. We had gotten similar warnings from others in the past, and we dealt with or ignored them as the situation warranted. But...
  • Landmark Study Identifies The Neurons Especially Vulnerable to Alzheimer's Disease

    01/19/2021 6:27:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    ELEFTHERIA KODOSAKI, THE CONVERSATION19 JANUARY 2021 Alzheimer's disease is a devastating condition that is currently unstoppable and incurable. The main cause of the disease is the loss of neurons and other brain cells in the brain – also know as degeneration. This degeneration is what leads to problems with memory and other cognitive functions. Researchers can tell which neurons die first or exhibit increased vulnerability to Alzheimer's disease based on where they're located in the brain and what they look like. But they don't know what genes or proteins these neurons express. Knowing these factors is important for recognising and...
  • Get Your Mind Off The Bad News With THE CAT QUIZ

    01/19/2021 6:20:52 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 18 replies
    12/19/2019 | Reader's Digest
    CAT QUIZ 0-4 Poor 5-8 Good 9-11 Excellent 12-13 You're an obvious cat expert 1.What is a group of kittens called? 2.At what age is a cat no longer considered a kitten? 3.True or false: Cats are more popular pets than dogs 4.What is the average length of a cat pregnancy? 5.True or false: Almost all Calico cats are male. 6.True or false: Cats have more bones than humans. 7.How fast can a domesticated cat run? 8.What is the average life span of an indoor, domesticated cat? 9.True or false: A cat has been to outer space 10.What are the...
  • Harper’s Weekly – January 19, 1861

    01/19/2021 6:04:15 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 4 replies
    Harper's Weekly archives ^ | January 19, 1861
  • THE NATIONAL TROUBLES: Confirmation of Mr. Holt as Secretary of War; THE SECESSION MOVEMENT: Impossibility of Destroying the United States Government (1/19/1861)

    01/19/2021 5:58:48 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 2 replies
    OUR WASHINGTON DISPATCHES. WASHINGTON, Friday, Jan. 18. Col. HAYNE is surprised to find by the Herald that his communication was sent to the President yesterday, since it was his intention to withhold it until Monday. He still doubts the correctness of the report. HOLT's nomination was confirmed in Executive session to day, after another exciting debate, in which Messrs. SLIDELL, BIGLER, DOUGLAS, CRITTENDEN, WIGFAL, MASON, GWIN, and others, participated. The question discussed was whether HOLT was a cooperationist -- his friends denying it and maintaining that it has his earnest desire to prevent bloodshed, but to maintain laws by every...
  • Thief steals car with 4-year-old inside, drives back to return boy, scold mother

    01/19/2021 4:55:44 AM PST · by buckalfa · 16 replies
    KPTV via WTOC ^ | January 18, 2021 | KPTV Staff
    BEAVERTON, Ore. (KPTV) - An Oregon mother is grateful to have her 4-year-old son back after a thief stole her car with the child inside but came back to return the boy and scold his mother. Police responded to Basics Meat Market around 9 a.m. Saturday in Beaverton, Oregon. Crystal Leary told them she had gone into the store to quickly grab a couple of items and left her 4-year-old son in the car with the engine running. While she was inside, a man got into the car and drove off with the boy inside. Leary says the suspect then...
  • Is Antifa advertising for rioters for Jan. 20?

    01/19/2021 4:53:37 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 18 Jan, 2021 | Monica Showalter
    Independent journalist Andy Ngo posted an appalling group of rioter recruiting posters, purportedly from Antifa. #Antifa are continuing to put out the call for riots throughout the U.S. on 20 Jan. These are some of their flyers for Seattle, northern California & Denver. — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 18, 2021 Assuming some or all of these grotesque posters are correct, it sounds like Antifa is recruiting rioters, for creating mayhem at several state capitols, such as in Sacramento and Colorado. This twitterer here notes that Antifa is advertising some of them on Twitter without sanction. The posters depict sinister...
  • Big questions on the eve of inauguration

    01/19/2021 4:41:13 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 Jan, 2021 | Dex Bahr
    The issue remains -- was this a stolen election. Is it just me or does it seem like something is about to happen? And I am not just talking about the inauguration of Joe Biden. I cannot remember the transition after a presidential election seeming so surreal and so tense. For lack of a better term, it seems like the calm before the storm. Patriotic Americans like you and me watch, enraged that the evidence that an election was stolen and not one institution wanted to be bothered with it. We are wounded but have come to terms that the...
  • The painful symbolism of the 26,000 National Guard troops in D.C.

    01/19/2021 4:29:38 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 Jan, 2021 | Andrea Widburg
    What’s happening now bears no relationship to any version of America that existed before this point in time. Those of you who are reading this post are the type of people who pay attention to things. That’s why you already know that 26,000 National Guard troops drawn from all over America and from Puerto Rico, have assembled in Washington, D.C., in advance of Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. (That’s about three divisions worth of troops.) But have you given serious thought to what the troops’ presence means? I’ve heard from some optimistic people who believe that the troops are the...
  • A Dangerous World

    01/19/2021 4:20:24 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 18 Jan, 2021 | Huck Davenport
    Even as the world's despots continue to amass power, the incoming administration makes clear it intends to give them free rein. While the incoming kakistocracy is ridding the country of a treacherous evil — registered Republicans — the world’s real villains are patiently waiting for President “Insurrection” to leave Dodge. Lost in their hatred induced psychosis is that the bad actors of the world have been largely kept at bay by a shrewd champion of peace through strength. We’ve seen ISIS dismantled, Iran crippled by sanctions, North Korea’s belligerence subdued, and the impossible, peace spreading throughout the Middle East. The...
  • 20 years of subversion explained a little over an hour long but worth it !!

    01/19/2021 4:18:04 AM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 8 replies ^ | Jan 9, 2020 | Amit Sengupta
    If your confused about what's happened to the United States Pay attention to this guy 20 years of subversion explained a little over an hour long but worth it !
  • Stop the Steal

    01/19/2021 4:10:29 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 Jan, 2021 | Rick Fuentes
    There’s something about the title of this article that really rubs Democrat socialists the wrong way. It incites a level of anger and irrational behavior not seen since the MAGA clothing line hit the shelves. For the Democrat party and their media acolytes, this catchphrase has been stretched thin to wrap around the recent violent and unlawful breach of the U.S. Capitol, now used as the black swan event to drive a stake through the heart of Trump conservatives (Omitting Republicans here is deliberate, as the backbone and fealty of the Grand Old Party has been compromised in ways that...
  • Today’s Cryptogram

    01/19/2021 4:01:50 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 3 replies
  • Flubros and Flubras! Day 298 (a place for Flubros and Flubras )

    01/19/2021 3:57:00 AM PST · by impimp · 9 replies ^ | 19 January | Impimp
    It’s just the flu, bro. 2ndAmendment (might have the spelling wrong) is somewhat of a fearbro but he is not a troll and tries to support his arguments with data. Yesterday in the Flubro thread he commented that deaths have gone up in the US. I contend, however, that demographics accounts for a good percentage of the increase in deaths in the US over previous years. We are getting older and for the next 15 years or more we will see an increase in deaths year over year. A large percentage of the deaths are due to the lockdown...
  • Cheap hair lice drug may cut risk of COVID-19 death by 80 percent: study

    01/19/2021 3:33:25 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/04/2021 | Hannah Sparks
    A simple treatment for COVID-19 could be cheaper than 20 bucks — and familiar to most grade school nurses. Head lice drug ivermectin is being explored as a potential treatment for the coronavirus following a promising new study that showed an 80% reduction in hospitalized COVID-19 patient deaths.Just 8 out of 573 patients who received ivermectin passed away, compared to the 44 individuals out of 510 who died after being given a placebo.An earlier study of the antiparasitic prescription drug, which costs between $17 and $43 for a course of treatment, according to GoodRx, revealed promising results in April —...
  • Today's Toons 1/19/21

    01/19/2021 3:30:04 AM PST · by pookie18 · 9 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 1/19/21 | pookie18
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  • Memphis Belle: Her Final Mission

    01/19/2021 3:13:48 AM PST · by lowbuck · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | 19 January 2021 | Self
    A recent release this one hour presentation blends past with present around the story of the Memphis Bell.