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  • ‘Really quite shocking’: Inside the ugly transition at the Pentagon (dated Jan 20,2021)

    11/29/2023 11:09:30 PM PST · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan 20, 2021 | By Lara Seligman and Bryan Bender
    The Pentagon blocked members of President Joe Biden’s incoming administration from gaining access to critical information about current operations, including the troop drawdown in Afghanistan, upcoming special operations missions in Africa and the Covid-19 vaccine distribution program, according to new details provided by transition and defense officials.The effort to obstruct the Biden team, led by senior White House appointees at the Pentagon, is unprecedented in modern presidential transitions and will hobble the new administration on key national security matters as it takes over positions in the Defense Department on Wednesday, the officials said.Biden openly decried the treatment his aides were...
  • Scientists ‘shocked’ and ‘alarmed’ at what’s in the mRNA shots

    11/29/2023 9:42:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Spectator Australia ^ | 09/25/2023 | Rebekah Barnett
    Early in 2023, genomics scientist Kevin McKernan made an accidental discovery. While running an experiment in his Boston lab, McKernan used some vials of mRNA Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines as controls. He was ‘shocked’ to find that they were allegedly contaminated with tiny fragments of plasmid DNA. McKernan, who has 25 years’ experience in his field, ran the experiment again, confirming that the vials contained up to, in his opinion, 18-70 times more DNA contamination than the legal limits allowed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In particular, McKernan was alarmed to...
  • Daryl Hall accuses John Oates of ‘ultimate partnership betrayal’ in plan to sell stake in business

    11/29/2023 8:59:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 29, 2023 | Jonathan Matisse
    Daryl Hall has accused his longtime music partner John Oates of committing the “ultimate partnership betrayal” by planning to sell his share of the Hall & Oates duo’s joint venture without the other’s permission, Hall said in a court declaration supporting his lawsuit to keep the transaction paused. In the declaration filed Wednesday in a Nashville chancery court, Hall also lamented the deterioration of his relationship with and trust in his musical partner of more than a half-century. The joint venture in question includes Hall & Oates trademarks, personal name and likeness rights, record royalty income and website and social...
  • US moves to protect wolverines as climate change melts their mountain refuges, threatens extinction

    11/29/2023 8:50:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 29, 2023 | Matthew Brown
    The North American wolverine will receive long-delayed threatened species protections under a Biden administration proposal released Wednesday in response to scientists’ warnings that climate change will likely melt away the rare species’ snowy mountain refuges and push them toward extinction. Across most of the U.S., wolverines were wiped out by the early 1900s from unregulated trapping and poisoning campaigns. About 300 surviving animals in the contiguous U.S. live in fragmented, isolated groups at high elevations in the northern Rocky Mountains. Wolverines join a growing number of animals, plants and insects — from polar bears in Alaska to crocodiles in southern...
  • Can Twitter/X survive with the FR or Subscription model?

    11/29/2023 8:29:04 PM PST · by RandFan · 8 replies
    FR ^ | Nov 29 | RandFan
    I just upgraded to Premium+ on there and it got me wondering if they could survive this way if all these advertisers pull out? Others have mentioned the late Rush Limbaugh faced a similar boycott but Twitter/X is another level as it's quite a complex system and requires many employees/resources, etc. With Musk telling advertisers to GFY and warning that X could be killed it seems obvious this situation is critical. One thing he's launching is an AI assistant called Grok which will tap into Twitter's vast network. ChatGPT has been hugely successful so maybe this will be a way...
  • Interviewee on CNN: "One of the messages I (Oct.7) received was there is a child hiding in a loset texting that parents were just murdered."

    11/29/2023 7:10:19 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 7 replies
    Nov. 29. 23
    Interviewee on Kaitlan Collins on CNN Nov 29, 2023 around 9:52-56 PM ET: "... My 84-year old grandmother is just an example all the 240 hostage taking.. It's a crime against our entire nation and a crime against humanity. The kibbutzim near Gaza by the border very peaceful. A lot of Gazans worked there. But what happened on Oct 7 showed the people on the other side in Gaza are just savages. Entire communities were wiped out... I lost 17 of my friends... Some of them were murdered as we were texting on WhatsApp.. One of the messages I received...
  • 12-Year-Old Boy in Stolen Forklift Leads Police on Hour-Long Chase, Hits Multiple Parked Vehicles

    11/29/2023 7:07:41 PM PST · by xxqqzz · 10 replies
    People ^ | November 28, 2023 | Escher Walcot
    A 12-year-old boy has been placed in juvenile detention after he stole a forklift truck and led police on an hourlong chase in Michigan. The boy, identified only as an Ann Harbor local due to his age, stole a Construction Genie GTH-636 Telehandler at Forsyth Middle School on Saturday, the Ann Arbor Police Department said in a release Monday. The authorities also stated that the boy hit ten parked vehicles during the pursuit, which happened after officers responded to a call reporting an attempt to steal the truck and found him driving the vehicle — which weighs up to 35,000...
  • Florida man throws package of Oreos at wife while arguing over empty coffee maker: officials

    11/29/2023 7:07:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 21, 2023 | Adam Sabes
    A Florida man allegedly threw a package of Oreo cookies at his wife while the two were arguing over their empty coffee maker. Deputies wrote in an affidavit that John Sandoval, 70, was arrested Saturday morning after he allegedly threw the package of Oreo cookies at his wife while the two argued over their coffee maker that had no water in it, according to FOX 35. According to Lake County Sheriff's deputies, the couple, who has been married for over 40 years, got into a verbal argument while sitting at a table. At some point, Sandoval allegedly became "aggressive" and...
  • Microsoft launches new Windows App to keep up with the “Chromebook threat”

    11/29/2023 6:42:03 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 11 replies
    Chrome Unboxed ^ | 11-28-2023 | Joe Humphrey
    Microsoft has announced the launch of what they are calling “Windows app,” a new service designed to stream the full Windows desktop operating system from the cloud to various devices, including Chromebooks. This new offering from Microsoft signifies a major shift in how the company thinks users will be using Windows in the future and is clearly a response to the “Chromebook threat.”Let’s first dive into what this new service entails exactly. The Windows App is essentially a new remote desktop hub that enables users to stream Windows Cloud PC and remote desktop services on a range of devices. This...
  • Ireland Declares Asking An Immigrant To Stop Stabbing You A Hate Crime

    11/29/2023 6:33:36 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | Nov 29, 2023 | Babylon Bee
    DUBLIN — Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced that under the nation's new hate speech laws, asking an immigrant to stop stabbing you will now be considered a hate crime. "We will not tolerate racist slurs such as, 'Please, stop stabbing me, I'm dying'. That sort of hate has no home here in Ireland," said Varadkar. "The vile, xenophobic backlash against people stabbing people ends today." According to sources, the new hate speech law will also require those being stabbed to keep their eyes closed so as not to develop any sort of prejudice against the attacker. In addition to...
  • Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state whose complicated legacy shaped decades of U.S. policy, dies at 100

    11/29/2023 6:25:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/29/2023 | Daniel Arkin and Alexander Smith
    Henry Kissinger, the toweringly influential former secretary of state who earned a reputation as a sagacious diplomat but drew international condemnation and accusations of war crimes for his key role in widening the American presence in Vietnam and the U.S. bombing of Cambodia, died Wednesday. He was 100. Kissinger, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany, reached the pinnacle of the American political establishment and in turn became an unlikely household name. He was secretary of state and national security adviser under two Republican presidents, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, and advised powerful leaders in both American political parties for decades.
  • ‘Ugliness That Deep Is Evil’: City Spends $2 Million on World's Worst Fountain

    11/29/2023 5:58:00 PM PST · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    eBaum's World ^ | 11/01/2023 | Braden Bjella
    Commissioning public art ain’t easy. Art is subjective, meaning that a piece beloved by one person may be thought of as absolutely goddamn terrible by another. Still, there’s gotta be a better option than this: Recently, Vienna, Austria celebrated the 150th anniversary of its Hochquellen-Leitung — the pipeline that brings water into the city. Rather than mark the occasion with a small get-together (replete with whatever terrible hors d’oeuvres they eat in Austria), the city decided to think bigger. We can do better than a party, they thought. Hell, this is a water celebration! Let’s bring in the art group...
  • Update from Ukraine | Military Airfield in Crimea targeted again | Ukraine hits the Ruzzian Army

    11/29/2023 5:56:30 PM PST · by · 64 replies ^ | 11-29-2023 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Military Airfield in Crimea targeted again | Ukraine hits the Ruzzian Army The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the recent developments on the battlefield, as of 29th November 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). [NOTE: two summaries per week, released on Wednesday and Sunday] *** Great interactive maps with viewer controlled Map magnification tool to use for each Front!
  • Elon Musk to advertisers who bail on twitter because of his tweets: “G.F.Y"

    11/29/2023 5:35:16 PM PST · by RandFan · 20 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Nov 29 | xDaily
    @xDaily Elon to advertisers who bail on twitter because of his tweets. “Go. F--k. Yourself.” CLIP @ LINK *WARNING : LANGUAGE* @xDaily The "Hi Bob" was targeted at Disney CEO Bob Iger who is in the audience and has paused advertising on X. @xDaily In march earlier this year, Elon thanked Disney, Apple for Remaining Two of Twitter’s Biggest Advertisers Both have paused advertising on the platform. @xDaily Elon later added that the advertiser boycott could kill X. He believes that the public will join him in blaming advertisers if X goes under.
  • Joe Biden is 'fully compromised': Rep. Elise Stefanik (video)

    11/29/2023 5:14:01 PM PST · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/28/2023 | Morings With Maria
    Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., discusses Hunter Biden offering to publicly testify, Donald Trump's chances in the 2024 election and the impeachment push from the GOP.
  • Money laundering investigator warned of Hunter Biden's 'unusual,' 'erratic' payments from China in 2018

    11/29/2023 4:53:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/29/23 | Brooke Singman
    FIRST ON FOX: A bank investigator responsible for detecting and combating money laundering warned in 2018 of "unusual" and "erratic" activity related to more than a dozen wire transfers of large sums of money to accounts belonging to Hunter Biden. In an email released by the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, a Bank Secrecy Act manager raised concerns that the payments did not appear to correspond to "any services rendered," as well as Chinese efforts to target children of politicians. The investigator suggested the bank re-evaluate its relationship with the client. The payments from China ultimately funded a $40,000 check...
  • Bidenomics: Americans need extra $11,400 to afford the BASICS

    11/29/2023 3:31:23 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 5 replies ^ | 11/29/2023 | Amy Curtis
    After being told the economy is great (given the Biden admin's begging companies to lower prices, it isn't), this refreshingly honest bit of reporting from CBS News throws a wrench into the gaslighting the administration's been doing: Americans need an extra $11,400 today just to afford the basics. — CBS News (@CBSNews) November 29, 2023 An extra $11,000 dollars. Insane. CBS writes: The typical American household must spend an additional $11,434 annually just to maintain the same standard of living they enjoyed in January of 2021, right before inflation soared to 40-year highs, according to a recent analysis of...
  • Christmas music has reached a point of diminishing return

    11/29/2023 3:20:33 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 63 replies
    Quinnipiac Chronicle ^ | November 28, 2023 | Michael LaRocca
    Nostalgia can make a lot of different things sound, taste, smell, feel and look better than they really are. However, only a select amount of things can be nostalgic. Once that limit is reached, then it’s just annoying. And Christmas music is the worst offender. Twas’ the afternoon of Nov. 24, Black Friday, the first official day of Christmas songs. I was driving along the gorgeous Garden State Parkway. Feeling in the spirit, I decided to play some holiday tunes as I drove. Listening to the “Essential Christmas” playlist on Apple Music, I was more or less horrified by the...
  • Biden Officials Discussed Argentina’s Lithium — a Key EV Mineral — in Talks with Javier Milei

    11/29/2023 2:58:03 PM PST · by qaz123 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28Nov | Martel
    Argentina’s President-elect Javier Milei and American National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan discussed the outsized role his country may play in the global lithium industry if properly developed, multiple Argentine news outlets reported on Tuesday. Milei and a small entourage of soon-to-be administration officials visited the White House on Tuesday for the tail end of a brief trip to the United States. Milei landed in New Jersey from Buenos Aires on Monday morning and made a stop in New York City to pray at the Ohel, a Jewish holy site where the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, is buried. He...
  • This New Burger Is So Good, Even Fast-Food Killjoy Mike Bloomberg Can’t Resist

    11/29/2023 2:54:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | Nov. 29, 2023 | Alex Mitchell
    Self-proclaimed hamburger scholar George Motz made a documentary and a Travel Channel show devoted to burgers, he’s traversed the country to find the best beefy offerings and he wrote several meaty books, including “Hamburger America, a State-by-State Guide to Great Burger Joints,” which was lauded by Anthony Bourdain. Now, Motz is flipping the patty, opening his own place in Soho called Hamburger America. “I never had a plan to open a restaurant,” the Long Island native told The Post. “I started with a film on burgers and then got into cooking them. It was definitely an inverse to the usual...