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  • Salt erosion decaying world's oldest cave painting at rapid pace

    06/14/2021 1:11:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JUNE 09, 2021
    A cave painting on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, believed to be the world's oldest, is decaying at a rapid pace because of salt erosion likely caused by climate change, archaeologists have warned. The painting of a group of therianthropes, or humans with animal characteristics, appearing to hunt animals was found in a limestone cave in 2017 and dated to nearly 44,000 years ago. Experts are now racing against time to find ways to preserve the priceless Pleistocene artwork.
  • nuisance

    06/13/2021 11:42:36 PM PDT · by The Right Edge · 30 replies
    I am sick to death of albion wilde. Seems to be obsessed, and just won't leave me alone.
  • Too Fat To Fly: FAA Updates Guidelines As American Obesity Crisis Grows

    06/13/2021 9:41:34 PM PDT · by Signalman · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6/112021 | Tristan Justice
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is demanding U.S. airlines submit plans with updated weight averages they will use for passengers and baggage moving forward by Saturday. According to the Wall Street Journal, “Airlines officials say the weight estimates used for passengers and baggage are going up between 5 percent and 10 percent.” “That will affect some flights, possibly requiring that more passengers get bumped or more baggage left behind,” the Journal reported. Airline officials say the weight requirements used for passengers and baggage are going up about 10% or more. That will affect some flights, possibly requiring that more passengers...
  • Northrop Grumman’s Pegasus rocket launches U.S. Space Force mission

    06/13/2021 8:58:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Space News ^ | une 13, 2021 | by Sandra Erwin — J
    A Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket launched the U.S. Space Force’s Tactically Responsive Launch-2 (TacRL-2) mission June 13 at 1:11 a.m. Pacific from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. The payload was successfully deployed its intended orbit, a Space Force spokesman confirmed on Sunday. Pegasus is an air-launched rocket deployed from a Stargazer L-1011 aircraft. Shortly after its release from Stargazer, at approximately 40,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean, Pegasus ignited its first stage and flew TacRL-2 to a sun-synchronous low-Earth orbit. Launch vehicle assembly, integration and testing were completed within four months of contract award, said Lt. Col. Ryan Rose,...
  • WORLDOMETER COVID-19 Deaths in USA 6/13/2021: 100 with 5,285 new cases

    06/13/2021 8:12:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    Worldometer ^ | June 13, 2021
  • UKuG Yagi Antenna talk by Kent Britain WA5VJB

    06/13/2021 8:07:12 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 11 replies
    UK Microwave Group Youtube Channel ^ | 02/21/2021 | Kent Britain
    UKuG Yagi Antenna talk by Kent Britain WA5VJB
  • The Missing Half of the 1619 Project

    06/13/2021 8:02:30 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Front page magazine ^ | 06/08/2021 | Bill Warner
    The New York Times published The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones that says the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery. Slavery made the U.S. wealthy. The US original sin was racism. Our culture is built on racism and is an unchangeable part of our society.The 1619 Project is based on CRT, cultural Marxist critical race theory -- only white racism matters and it is systemic in the U.S. It maintains that all blacks are victims (still slaves) and all white people are privileged oppressors (still masters). So there must be monetary and socialized atonement. This theory denigrates the black...
  • What Is This Thing Called Love?

    06/13/2021 7:22:23 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | June 13, 2021 | Mark Steyn
    This month we are marking the centenary of Nelson Riddle, perhaps the greatest of all arrangers of popular song. That's what Frank Sinatra thought, and we cite "I've Got the World on a String", "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" as merely the obvious examples. This week's selection is less frequently cited, but is a particular favorite of mine. On March 27th 1929 the Charles B Cochran revue Wake Up And Dream opened at the London Pavilion, with a host of West End talent, including Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Tilly Losch...
  • Video Shows Ex-Police K9’s Hilarious Response When Owner Says ‘Cocaine’—and It Goes Viral

    06/13/2021 7:16:10 PM PDT · by Twotone · 35 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | June 9, 2021 | EMG INSPIRED STAFF
    In a video that went viral on TikTok, an ex-police K9 yields a hilarious reaction, when his owner slips the word “cocaine” into an ordinary sentence to see if the highly trained sniffer dog will notice. In the clip, German shepherd Dante starts off panting away blissfully, chilling with his owner Davey Rutherford—who adopted Dante after he was retired from the force. Without a worry in the world, Dante looks as happy as a clam. But the former K9 officer’s placid contentment is soon shattered when Rutherford reels off a few words, his grocery shopping list—but with a twist.
  • Murdered South Carolina scion, 22, had a 'drunk alter ego known as Timmy' and was heavily intoxicated when he crashed boat and killed girl, 19, court papers revealed -days before he and his mom were shot dead

    06/13/2021 6:16:14 PM PDT · by Bonemaker · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/13/2021 | Christopher Eberhart and Rachel Sharp
    The heir to a legal dynasty, who was shot dead along with his mother, is said to have had a drunk alter ego named 'Timmy' and stripped down to his underwear before allegedly causing a boat crash which claimed the life of a 19-year-old in 2019, according to court documents released last week. Paul Murdaugh, 22, and his mom Margaret, 52, were found shot dead at their hunting lodge in Islandton, South Carolina around 10pm on Monday.
  • Silicon Valley’s ‘Mission Protocol’ Revolution Is Beginning to Attain Critical Mass

    06/13/2021 6:14:00 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 26 replies
    Quillette ^ | 6/11/2021 | Peter Savodnik
    In Silicon Valley, 17 years later, another kind of revolution is taking shape. A handful of founders and CEOs—Brian Armstrong of Coinbase, Jason Fried of Basecamp, Shopify’s Tobias Lütke, Medium’s Ev Williams—have said the unsayable. In the face of shop-floor social-justice activism, they’ve decided, business owners should resolve to stick to business. ... In October, a pseudonymous group inspired by Coinbase’s Brian Armstrong came together under the banner “Mission Protocol,” with the aim of getting other companies to start “putting aside activities and conversations” outside the scope of their professional missions. (“Mission focus doesn’t mean being apolitical,” they note. “It...
  • Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network,' dies, 83

    06/13/2021 5:17:06 PM PDT · by Cecily · 57 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 13, 2021 | Jake Coyle
    NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972's “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died. He was 83. Beatty's manager, Deborah Miller, said Beatty died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by friends and loved ones. After years in regional theater, Beatty was cast in “Deliverance” as Bobby Trippe, the happy-go-lucky member of a male river-boating party terrorized by backwoods thugs. The scene in which Trippe is brutalized became the most memorable in the...
  • Rand Paul back home in Kentucky

    06/13/2021 5:10:09 PM PDT · by RandFan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 12 | Sen. Rand Paul
    Sen. Rand Paul visits Grayson County, Kentucky. Video...
  • Who Can and Can’t Vote in U.S. Elections

    06/13/2021 5:04:12 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 23 replies
    usa.gov ^ | 3/28/21 | USA.GOV
    Who Can and Can’t Vote in U.S. Elections You must be a U.S. citizen to vote in federal, state, or local elections. ** Who Can Vote? You can vote in U.S. elections if you: Are a U.S. citizen Meet your state’s residency requirements You can be homeless (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) and still meet these requirements. Are 18 years old on or before Election Day In almost every state, you can register to vote before you turn 18 if you will be 18 by Election Day. Are registered to vote by your state’s voter registration deadline. North Dakota does not...
  • Sioux Falls Police vs. Fire - "Dad Jokes"

    06/13/2021 4:57:55 PM PDT · by Norski · 4 replies
    City of Sioux Falls ^ | Jul 23, 2018 | Two First Responders
    Sioux Falls Police Department versus Sioux Falls Fire Rescue in friendly competition to see who can make the other one laugh.
  • Westminster Dog Show (LIVE)

    06/13/2021 4:33:15 PM PDT · by LibertyWoman · 49 replies
    FOX ^ | 06/13/2021 | N/A
    Night 2 of the 145th annual Westminster Dog Show Working group up now. LIVE on FOX right now.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - A Supercell Thunderstorm Over Texas

    06/13/2021 4:25:25 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    APOD.NASA.gov ^ | 13 Jun, 2021 | Video Credit & Copyright: Mike Olbinski; Music: Impact Lento (Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech)
    Explanation: Is that a cloud or an alien spaceship? It's an unusual and sometimes dangerous type of thunderstorm cloud called a supercell. Supercells may spawn damaging tornados, hail, downbursts of air, or drenching rain. Or they may just look impressive. A supercell harbors a mesocyclone -- a rising column of air surrounded by drafts of falling air. Supercells could occur over many places on Earth but are particularly common in Tornado Alley of the USA. Featured here are four time-lapse sequences of a supercell in 2013 rotating above and moving across Booker, Texas. Captured in the video are new clouds...
  • VANITY: Trey Gowdy, blah blah blah

    06/13/2021 4:14:30 PM PDT · by OKSooner · 56 replies
    Fox news ^ | Vanity
    Trey Gowdy blah blah blah
  • Chinese researchers find 24 new coronaviruses in bats amid renewed calls to probe COVID origins

    06/13/2021 4:08:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    timesnownews.com ^ | june 13, 2021
    The researchers say that their discoveries in southwestern China show just how many coronaviruses are there in bats and how many have the potential to spread to people. In a report published in the journal Cell, the Chinese researchers from Shandong University said, "In total, we assembled 24 novel coronavirus genomes from different bat species, including four SARS-CoV-2 like coronaviruses." The origin of coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has remained a mystery even after over 1.5 years the first case of infection was reported in the Wuhan city of China. Now, scientists and countries calling for further investigations to figure out...
  • Son of prominent South Carolina legal family found murdered with mom may have been target

    06/13/2021 4:04:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | By Jesse O'Neill
    Investigators are probing the possibility that 22-year-old Paul Murdaugh — who was facing trial in connection with the death of a young woman — may have been the one marked in the attack, The Island Packet reported. The University of South Carolina student and Maggie Murdaugh, 52, were found shot to death Monday on their sprawling estate in the center of the state. It remains unclear if the shootings were related to the 2019 tragedy, the report said. No arrests have been made. Sources told the newspaper that Murdaugh was shot at least twice with a shotgun, while his mother...