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  • The Jeffrey Epstein Files: Trove of never-before-seen emails and calendars gives unprecedented insight into late pedophile's network of power and influence that includes Chris Rock, Peter Thiel, Richard Branson and Irina Shayk

    05/30/2023 11:23:50 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30 2023 | DANIEL BATES
    A vast trove of Jeffrey Epstein's private calendars and emails are being revealed today by The hundreds of pages in the files give an unprecedented insight into the late pedophile's extraordinary network of power and influence. Among the revelations is that Epstein appeared to know personal details about the marriage of Bill Gates and his ex-wife Melinda – while magician David Blaine had numerous dinners with the financier.
  • Duke Energy Carolinas seeks nearly 17% rate increases to recover gas cost

    03/02/2023 2:44:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | 3/01/23
    A Duke Energy Corp. subsidiary for North Carolina electric customers has asked state regulators to let them raise residential rates by 16.6% in the coming months largely to recover their fuel costs, which it said soared mainly from natural gas prices last year. Duke Energy Carolinas serves about 2 million households and businesses in western and central North Carolina. It said Wednesday that if the request is approved by the state Utilities Commission, the typical residential customer's monthly bill would increase from $115.01 to a little over $134.11. The Charlotte-based utility emphasized such approved requests don't widen anticipated profits, but...
  • What Really Happened with the Substation Attack in North Carolina? [Video]

    01/17/2023 7:21:12 AM PST · by servo1969 · 14 replies ^ | 1-17-2023 | Practical Engineering
    An overview of the substation attack in Moore County, North Carolina in December 2022. ---- This event highlights the need for making critical substations more secure and also making the grid more robust so that someone can’t rob tens of thousands of people of their lights, heat, comfort, and livelihood for four days with just a few well-placed bullets.
  • Duke Energy "sorry" about that cold, dark Christmas weekend

    01/06/2023 6:29:36 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5 Jan, 2023 | BEEGE WELBORN
    Talk about making friends and influencing people. Duke Energy, one of the main power providers for the Carolinas, really stepped in it over the Christmas weekend. For the first time in the energy company’s history, they were forced to institute rolling blackouts and beg their customers to conserve power…in the middle of a ferocious winter storm on Christmas Eve. For the first time in the company’s history, Duke Energy enacted rolling blackouts on Christmas Eve amid freezing temperatures. The move left half a million customers without power. And on Tuesday, the company issued an apology, attributing several compounding factors as...
  • BYU student newspaper scoops left-wing media in Duke volleyball racial-slur saga

    09/15/2022 4:25:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 15, 2022 | Olivia Land, Emily Crane
    A college volleyball player alleged spectators hurled racist abuse at her, but the claims were never proven — and it took a student newspaper to expose the truth as major left-wing media outlets ate up the tale. The racist saga involving Brigham Young University first made national headlines late last month when Duke University sophomore Rachel Richardson went public with allegations that she had been subjected to racist slurs every time she served during a volleyball match in Provo, Utah, on Aug. 26. But BYU dropped a bombshell last week when it revealed that its “extensive” investigation into the matter,...
  • BYU completes investigation into Duke player's racial slur allegations, finds no evidence to corroborate claim

    09/09/2022 11:16:05 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/9/22 | Paulina Dedaj
    Brigham Young University announced Friday morning that, following an "extensive" investigation, there has been no evidence to corroborate an allegation made by a Duke women’s volleyball player that she was subjected to racial slurs during a game at BYU last month. The Cougars athletics department released a lengthy statement summarizing its investigation into an Aug. 26 incident where Duke player Rachel Richardson claimed she was "targeted and racially heckled throughout the entirety of the match," which then evolved into "threats." Richardson alleged that BYU officials and coaches were made "aware of the incident" at the time but failed to act....
  • Mike Krzyzewski: The Desire to Own ‘Automatic Weapon’ Is ‘Disgusting’

    06/05/2022 9:46:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 115 replies ^ | 6/4/2022 | AWR Hawkins
    Former Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski told ESPNU’s Sirius XM radio that the desire to own an “automatic weapon” is “disgusting.” Krzyzewski said Golden State Warriors’ Steve Kerr was “right on” for making comments about gun control. Breitbart News reported that Kerr pushed more gun control after the May 24, 2022, Uvalde, Texas, school shooting. “When are we going to do something!” exclaimed Kerr. “I’m tired, I’m so tired of getting up here and then offering condolences to the devastated families that are out there and I’m so tired of the moments of silence. Enough!” He specifically pointed to background...
  • Diary of a Mad Emerita

    05/09/2022 6:41:36 AM PDT · by karpov · 10 replies
    During the years I taught college English, I had a ringside seat watching a new breed of Jacobins seize control of a university English department, then extend their reach throughout the humanities. Posing as the champions of “social justice,” they have built an empire cultivating “victims”—and silencing colleagues who oppose the new mission of the radical left. For four decades they have ruled universities nationwide, but my focus here is upon the hoodoo they have inflicted upon North Carolina’s Big Four universities. My first exposure to the type came in August, 1984, when new department head John Bassett announced plans...
  • 50 years on, Apollo 16 moonwalker still 'excited' by space ("I flunked retirement")

    04/30/2022 1:38:47 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies ^ | 4/30/2022 | Meg Kinnard
    Fifty years after his Apollo 16 mission to the moon, retired NASA astronaut Charlie Duke says he's ready for the U.S. to get back to lunar exploration. Part of that effort, Duke said Friday, will come in the form of the Artemis program, which includes NASA's upcoming flight to the moon using its new Space Launch System rocket. The first of the huge rockets is supposed to blast off without crew later this year, with crewed flights planned subsequently. "With Artemis, NASA is going to be focused on deep space, to the moon and beyond, and I'm excited about...

    04/06/2022 10:01:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    Dule Today ^ | 4/1/2022
    Dr. Kelly Ann Machovec It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of a beloved member of the Duke Anesthesiology family and an esteemed pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist, Kelly Ann Machovec, MD, MPH. She passed away on March 30 at the age of 43. She will be remembered as an exceptional academician and physician who dedicated her career to improving the lives of children undergoing cardiothoracic or vascular surgery, and for her special impact that was palpable to her colleagues and patients throughout the Duke Children's Heart Center. Dr. Machovec was originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She received...
  • Duke doctors testing whether more ivermectin for twice as long will work against COVID-19

    02/18/2022 2:59:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    CBS 17 ^ | 2/17/22 | Joedy McCreary
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Researchers at Duke want to know if taking more ivermectin for longer will work better as a COVID-19 treatment. A study that is testing three repurposed medications as COVID treatments is expanding to evaluate the polarizing anti-parasitic drug ivermectin at a higher dose for a longer period of time. Dr. Adrian Hernandez, the executive director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute and the study’s administrative principal investigator, said modeling studies, published research and community interest “support investigating multiple doses and durations of ivermectin.” “This expansion will provide valuable data on the role of ivermectin and whether...
  • Wuhan scientists and US researchers planned to create a new coronavirus in 2018: Consortium led by Brit Peter Daszak asked DARPA to fund research

    10/05/2021 7:32:20 PM PDT · by algore · 48 replies
    US and Chinese scientists were planning to create a new coronavirus before the pandemic erupted, leaked proposals show. Last month, a grant application submitted to the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) revealed that an international team of scientists had planned to mix genetic data of similar strains to create a new virus. The grant application was made in 2018 and leaked to Drastic, the pandemic origins analysis group. 'We will compile sequence/RNAseq data from a panel of closely related strains and compare full length genomes, scanning for unique SNPs representing sequencing errors. 'Consensus candidate genomes will be synthesised...
  • WATCH: Larry Elder Shuts Down Columnist Who Compared Him to David Duke

    08/18/2021 11:56:49 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/18/2021 | Joel B Pollack
    Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder, who is a Republican candidate for governor in the upcoming California recall, shut down a question from a Los Angeles Times columnist who recently compared him to white supremacist David Duke. Elder, born and raised in Compton, is African American and would be the state’s first black governor. The columnist, Jean Guerrero, claimed in July that Elder had sanitized Duke’s racist ideas for “the Trump era’s most toxic figures and ideas.”
  • Rand Paul’s wife bought stock in COVID treatment firm in February 2020

    08/12/2021 8:27:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/12/2021 | Will Feuer
    Sen. Rand Paul revealed Wednesday in a disclosure that was more than a year overdue that his wife in February 2020 bought up to $15,000 worth of shares in Gilead, a biotech company that brought to market the first drug designed to treat COVID-19. Paul’s mandatory filing with the Senate shows that his wife purchased between $1,000 and $15,000 worth of Gilead stock on Feb. 26, 2020. Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir became the first COVID-19 specific treatment to win an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration less that three months after the purchase in May 2020.
  • 1966 death of heiress' employee under renewed scrutiny

    08/05/2021 11:24:23 AM PDT · by billorites · 46 replies ^ | August 5, 2021
    When Doris Duke, a fabulously wealthy tobacco and power company heiress, ran over and killed a longtime employee and confidant at her Newport, Rhode Island, mansion in 1966, police took her at her word that it was an accident. But the story of the killing at Duke’s Rough Point estate, which has resonated in the seaside tourist mecca, is being challenged by a witness — the paperboy. Bob Walker, a Marine Corps veteran, says he was there the day Duke killed 42-year-old Eduardo Tirella, driving into him twice with a 2-ton station wagon as he screamed below it. Peter Lance,...
  • Meghan Markle 'furious' over father's legal bid to see grandchildren: 'Sensitive ground'

    08/02/2021 12:19:19 PM PDT · by Cronos · 52 replies
    Dailly Express ^ | 30 July 2021 | Laura Callaghan
    MEGHAN Markle will be "furious" if her estranged father publicly humiliates her by taking her to court for the right to see his grandchildren Archie and Lilibet, a relationship expert has claimed. ...The Duchess' father, 77, is threatening to sue his daughter and son-in-law, whom he has yet to meet, for the right to meet his grandchildren. Speaking at his home in Rosarito, he told Fox News: “I will be petitioning the California courts for the right to see my grandchildren in the very near future." Reports have suggested such action could be the “final nail in the coffin” for...
  • Prince Harry Just Responded to Rumors He’s Releasing Another Tell-All After the Queen Dies

    07/28/2021 3:15:15 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 68 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 7/28/2021 | Jason Pham
    The truth comes out. Prince Harry responded to rumors he’s releasing another book after the Queen’s death. The Duke of Sussex confirmed in July that he’s publishing a tell-all with Penguin Random House in late 2022. “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” he said in a statement. “I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story — the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned — I can help show that no matter where we come from,...
  • Legendary Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski to retire after 2021-22 season, per report

    06/02/2021 10:28:16 AM PDT · by ScubaDiver · 47 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 06/02/2021 | Adam Silverstein
    Legendary Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski will retire following the upcoming 2021-22 college basketball season, according to Stadium's Jeff Goodman. Krzyzewski, who turned 74 in February and is famously known as "Coach K," has led the Duke to five NCAA Tournament victories, 12 Final Four appearances and 27 combined ACC titles in tournament and regular-season competition since taking over the program ahead of the 1980-81 season.
  • "Taps" w/Lyrics- Daniel Butterfield and John Wayne (spoken word)

    05/28/2021 9:55:06 AM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 5, 2016 | HistoricusJoe
    From the 1973 album "America, why I Love Her" this is the story, as told by John Wayne, of how the tattoo "taps" was written in 1862 following the "Seven Days Battle" in Virginia.
  • Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke heaps praise on Rep. Ilhan Omar

    05/05/2021 9:30:35 PM PDT · by TBP · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2019 | Victor Morton
    Rep. Ilhan Omar, Minnesota Democrat, has an ally of a new stripe in the furor over her use of anti-Semitic tropes regarding Israel and its American supporters — David Duke. In a Thursday podcast at his site, the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard spoke out strongly in favor of the Muslim Congresswoman who has accused Jewish lawmakers of dual loyalty, attributed support for Israel to foreign money, and said Israel has “hypnotized” the world. “By defiance to Z.O.G. Ilhan Omar is NOW the most important Member of the US Congress!” Mr. Duke wrote on his site, using the acronym...