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  • The Lithium-Ion Battery 'Energy Storage' Facility Blaze You Hadn't Heard About...Is Still Burning

    05/24/2024 9:08:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/24/2024 | Beege Welborn
    It's not a laptop in first class or a cheap Chinese scooter smoking ominously in the plane's cargo hold. Nor is it a massive commercial ship packed to the gills with cars being transported across an ocean that has had one of the EVs parked onboard light off, and now the whole vessel is hopelessly ablaze. It's not another fiery EV in a driveway or garage or the solar panels on a rooftop, even though I have covered all of those. Comments regular Global Traveler turned me on to an ongoing drama in, of all places, San Diego County that...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California ~ 28 MAY 2024

    05/27/2024 6:00:49 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 33 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, CaliforniaNaval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake is a large military installation whose mission is to support the research, testing and evaluation programs of the U.S. Navy. It is part of Navy Region Southwest under Commander, Navy Installations Command. It was originally known as Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS). The installation is located in the Western Mojave Desert region of California, approximately 150 miles north of Los Angeles. Occupying land in three counties – Kern, San Bernardino, and Inyo – the installation's closest neighbors are the city...
  • Rashida Tlaib Suggests Voting Against Biden for Handling of War in Gaza

    05/26/2024 5:52:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/26/2024 | ELIZABETH WEIBEL
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) suggested that people vote against President Joe Biden during the upcoming 2024 presidential election due to his handling of the ongoing war in Gaza and for his support of Israel. During a speech on Saturday at the People’s Conference for Palestine in Detroit, Michigan, Tlaib slammed Biden for saying Israel’s war with Hamas in Gaza is “not genocide.” “What’s happening is not genocide,” Biden said during a Jewish American Heritage Month event on May 20. Biden’s comments came after the International Criminal Court issued a statement that they were seeking arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ MEMORIAL DAY 2024 ~ 27 May 2024

    05/26/2024 5:05:06 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 95 replies
    Serving the Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ MEMORIAL DAY 2024 ~ TAPS Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. In honor of those who lost their lives while serving our country, we would like to share with you President Ronald Reagan's 1986 Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery: Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day of thanks for the valor...
  • ATF Director Grilled About Malinowski Killing During Heated Hearing

    05/25/2024 7:28:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies
    JPFO ^ | May 24, 2024 | Lee Williams
    ATF agents cut off the electricity to Bryan Malinowski's Little Rock home before executing their search warrant March 19. None of the agents wore body cameras, and they covered Malinowski's doorbell camera with tape to hide their actions. Fifty-seven seconds after kicking down the front door, Malinowski was fatally shot in the head. His wife, Maer Malinowski, was pulled out of her home wearing only bedclothes and forced into the back of a squad car, where she was held against her will for four hours in 34-degree weather, despite her frequent pleas to check on her dying husband. "If that...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ YOU ARE SPECIAL ~ 26 May 2024

    05/25/2024 5:01:43 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 35 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    YOU ARE SPECIAL "I don't know why I was even born," the young sailor confided! "I'm ugly. I'm not talented. I've never been what you would call smart. I don't really have any friends. And I can't seem to do anything right. I feel like I've spent my whole life letting people down. Sometimes I wonder if even God could love me!" That conversation took place more than a decade ago, but I still remember it as if it were yesterday. That one and a lot of others over the years with the same message: "I'm no good; I'm...
  • Mayor Johnson, CPD announce Chicago’s summer safety plan ahead of Memorial Day weekend

    05/25/2024 7:57:40 AM PDT · by Salman · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 24, 2024 | KATE ARMANINI
    ... The holiday has historically marked a spike of street violence in the city, lasting throughout the summer. Though Chicago violence has decreased in recent years, dozens were shot over the last Memorial Day weekend. “I will not rest and my administration will not rest until we tackle this problem and stop the violence,” Johnson said at a news conference inside the Chicago Cultural Center. Police Superintendent Larry Snelling said the department will put additional officers on the street by canceling certain days off and adding overtime hours, but he said that the effort would be “strategic” and “deliberate.” The...
  • Putin Suffering 'Enormous Difficulties' Selling Russia's Gas: Analysis

    05/25/2024 6:11:48 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 71 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 25, 2024 | Brendan Cole
    In mid-2022, Gazprom restricted gas flows to Europe in what was seen as a move by Putin to get both leverage against Kyiv's allies ahead of the winter season and retaliate against Western sanctions and support of Ukraine. But the EU managed to find alternative long-term sources of gas imports and free itself from most Russian piped-gas imports ... Gazprom's revenue fell by 41 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2023, while sales profits dropped 71 percent and gas production by 25 percent... The report said the company's upstream gas-production base is now isolated because infrastructure connecting its main...
  • IDF opens criminal investigation into video of reservist threatening mutiny

    05/25/2024 5:06:45 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/25/24 | TOI Staff
    Video posted to social media shows masked soldier calling on Gallant to quit, warns troops will not obey orders if government doesn’t pursue ‘complete victory’ over Hamas The Israeli military said Saturday that it was opening a criminal probe into a video shared online showing a masked reservist threatening mutiny if the government doesn’t pursue what he defined as “complete victory” over Hamas. “The behavior in the video is a serious violation of IDF orders and IDF values, and constitutes a suspicion of criminal offenses,” the military said in response to a query on the matter. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit...
  • Hobbs’ Veto of China’s Organ-Harvesting Bill Spurs Questions

    05/24/2024 6:30:27 PM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies
    https://www.realclearwire.com ^ | 5/24/2024 | By Susan Crabtree
    Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has remained mum about her recent veto of legislation aimed at curbing China’s gruesome forced organ-harvesting trade, which targets detained ethnic and religious minorities, mostly Uyghur Muslims, Tibetans, Christians, and Falun Gong practitioners. The April 10 veto has proponents of the legislation and human rights activists scratching their heads. Over the last year, Texas, Utah, and Idaho have enacted similar legislation, and legislatures in Missouri, Ohio, and North Carolina are debating similar measures. The bipartisan bills would prevent health insurance plans from reimbursing individuals for any organ transplants in China or other U.S. adversaries. They also...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: 2024 Memorial Day Patriotic Music Festival ~ 25 May 2024

    05/24/2024 6:04:28 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 119 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen Crew and FRiend
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ 2024 Memorial Day Patriotic Music Festival ~ *****~ Support The Artists You Hear Throughout The Canteen ! ~ ***** Warning: Not all music may be appropriate for children! Please click with caution. Thank you! Tunes For The Troops This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families! Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen DJs provide throughout the thread. Please ping any DJ with your requests for the Troops! All music is removed on Monday.Thanks to all the DJs for their time & effort providing...
  • LETHALLY LEASHED China unveils robot ‘dogs of wars’ with machine guns mounted on their backs – and handlers must ‘keep them on leash’

    05/24/2024 1:14:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 54 replies
    https://www.the-sun.com ^ | 5/24/2024 | Ashley Palya
    CHINA had a test run with its newest military addition - robot dogs equipped with machine guns on their back. The machine gun robodogs are going through drills for a 15-day exercise called Golden Dragon with Chinese and Cambodian troops. Golden Dragon was held in central Kampong Chhnang Province and at sea off Preah Sihanouk Province, Agence France-Presse reported last week. The training mission consists of over 2,000 troops, 14 warships, two helicopters, and 69 armored vehicles/tanks alongside the remote-controlled four-legged robot dogs with automatic rifles. The troops are also working on live-fire, anti-terrorism, and humanitarian rescue drills are included....
  • The doomsday glacier is undergoing "vigorous ice melt" that could reshape sea level rise projections

    05/24/2024 8:59:10 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 99 replies
    CBS News ^ | 22/5/24 | Li Cohen
    The massive "doomsday glacier" known for its rapid destabilization is undergoing a "vigorous ice melt" that scientists say could reshape sea level rise projections. In a new study, glaciologists from the University of California, Irvine, found that warm, high-pressure ocean water is seeping beneath West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, making it more vulnerable to melting than previously thought. The glacier is roughly 80 miles across, the widest on Earth. It packs so much ice that if it were to completely collapse, it could singlehandedly cause global sea levels to rise by more than two feet, according to the International Thwaites Glacier...
  • Portland nurse describes grim conditions in war-torn Gaza

    05/24/2024 4:52:58 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 45 replies
    KATU ^ | 5/21/2024 | Barry Mangold
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KATU) — A Portland burn nurse returned home on Saturday after a 17-day mission treating patients in Southern Gaza. Monica Johnston said she first heard of the opportunity to provide medical help to civilians in Gaza last year through the organization Palestinian-American Medical Association. "I hear the word ‘help,’ and my ears perk up," she told KATU on Monday, adding that her experience in the burn unit of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center led to "an absolute need to be there." Johnston arrived in Gaza on May 1, planning to stay 13 days. She worked in the European General...
  • IDF airs interrogation clips of terrorist father and son confessing to rape on Oct. 7

    05/24/2024 3:46:11 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 20 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/23/24 | TOI Staff
    Abdallah Radi says he, along with his father and cousin, raped a woman in Kibbutz Nir Oz before his father murdered her Two interrogation videos were released by the Israel Defense Forces on Thursday, showing Palestinian members of Hamas, a father and son, confessing to murdering and kidnapping people and raping women in Kibbutz Nir Oz on October 7. The footage, which was released after it was reported by The Daily Mail, showed Jamal Hussein Ahmad Radi, 47, and his son Abdallah, 18 — both of whom were captured by the IDF in March — in a Shin Bet interrogation...
  • Newly Released Emails Reveal that John Kerry and Obama Admin. Blocked FBI from Arresting Dangerous Iranians Including Terrorists at Least 8 Times

    05/23/2024 9:02:53 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5/23/2024 | JIM HOFT
    In March 2018, Barack Obama’s former Secretary of State, John Kerry was caught secretly meeting with Iranian officials to salvage Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Kerry was working against the Trump administration to salvage Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal that funded terrorism across the Middle East. Obama’s former Secretary of State was seen dining with several Iranian regime officials. The above photo was taken as Kerry left the restaurant in Paris. Around this time, President Trump withdrew from the sham Iranian nuclear deal. President Trump knew the deal with the Iranian mullahs was not working. John Kerry reportedly told the Iranian officials...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe Memorial Day Weekend ~ 24 May 2024

    05/23/2024 5:59:04 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 74 replies
    May 23, 2024 | The Grand Old Flag
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' CafeSALUTE Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. I'm thinking something cold and tangy. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. Remember those who gave ALL this weekend.No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You...
  • U.S. Needs Sea-Based Nuclear Capability to Ensure Second-Strike Capability

    05/23/2024 3:08:53 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 29 replies
    US Department of Defense ^ | May 23, 2024 | C. Todd Lopez
    The U.S. needs all three legs of its nuclear triad, including the land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles and air-launched cruise missiles maintained by the Air Force, as well as the sea-based weapons that are the domain of the Navy. In a nuclear conflict where adversaries launch a first strike, it's possible they might render U.S. ground-based and air-launched systems unusable. But the U.S. still maintains deterrence though sea-based systems, which guarantee a second-strike capability— the ability to strike back. "If you think about it from the adversary's perspective, anything that they may think they could do as an initial strike, that...
  • The World Economic Forum Told Us Their Plan. This Is Our Future If Democrats Win The 2024 Election

    05/22/2024 8:34:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    X twitter ^ | May 22, 2024
    Total Control: Individual Carbon Footprint Trackers that will definitely be programmed to Central Bank Digital Currency’s.. “We're developing through technology an ability for consumers to measure their own carbon footprint. What does that mean? - That's where are they traveling. - How are they traveling. - What are they eating. - What are they consuming on the platform. So individual carbon footprint tracker. Stay tuned. We don't have it operational yet, but this is something that we're working on.”
  • Was Obama-implicating 'top-secret binder' what FBI really wanted?

    05/22/2024 4:07:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    WND News Center ^ | May 22, 2024 | Bob Unruh
    Agents took many photos inside Melania Trump's room at Mar-a-Lago... FBI authorized agents who were involved in that infamous raid on President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home to use "deadly force" as needed have triggered a resurgence of reports about just what the bureau was seeking there ... Joe Biden had classified documents from his days as senator and vice president, and there was no raid. And Mike Pence had documents from his vice presidency and there was no raid. Perhaps the target was a binder including documents from the government's Crossfire Hurricane .. sponsored by .. Hillary Clinton ... that "missing...