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  • 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 · 18 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 · 32 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 · 18 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 · 14 replies ^ | 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 · 69 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...
  • Grassley: Obama State Department blocked FBI's effort to arrest Iranian suspects

    05/22/2024 9:07:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies ^ | 5/22/2024 | MISSY SEVERI
    The senators claimed the reason for the State Department's interference was because of ongoing negotiations related to the Obama administration's Iran nuclear deal, which former President Barack Obama signed in 2015. Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson unveiled evidence on Wednesday that former Secretary of State John Kerry's State Department "actively interfered" with the FBI's attempts to arrest people suspected of being in the United States illegally to support Iran's efforts to create weapons of mass destruction. Whistleblowers allegedly told the senators and shared unclassified documents with them that supported their claims, and showed that the Justice Department and...
  • Obama State Department blocked FBI from arresting supporters of Iran nuclear program in US: emails

    05/22/2024 8:11:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2024 | Brooke Singman
    The Obama-Biden State Department “actively interfered” to prevent the FBI from executing arrest warrants on individuals illegally in the United States who were allegedly supporting Iranian financial efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction, whistleblowers told Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson. Fox News Digital obtained letters Grassley, R-Iowa, and Johnson, R-Wis., sent to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Attorney General Merrick Garland on the matter. The Obama-Biden administration began its Joint Plan of Action, which served as the negotiating process for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Nuclear...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 23 May 2024

    05/22/2024 6:02:27 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 50 replies
    Serving the Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew and FRiend
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ Take A Bow, Sailors! Congratulations! PORTSMOUTH, Va. (April 18, 2024) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Blaine Jackson, a native of Brooklyn, New York, and assigned to Navy and Marine Corps Force Health Protection Command, and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jhandi Hansford, a native of Silver Spring, Maryland, and assigned to Reserve Component Naval Medical Forces Atlantic pose for a photo during the fiscal year 2023 Naval Medical Forces Atlantic Regional Active Duty and Reserve Sailor of the Year (SOY) announcement, April 19, 2024. SOY finalists participated in a variety...
  • Sen. Rick Scott enters race to succeed McConnell as GOP Senate leader

    05/22/2024 3:33:35 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 22, 2024 | Kate Santaliz and Zoë Richards
    Other contenders for the role include Senate Minority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the former whip Sen. Rick Scott of Florida announced Wednesday that he is jumping into the race to succeed Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell after he leaves the post later this year.
  • House Republican demands information on proposed treaty to expand WHO power in future pandemics

    05/22/2024 1:20:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 5 replies ^ | 5/22/2024 | Cami Mondeaux
    EXCLUSIVE — A House Republican lawmaker is demanding answers from the Biden administration regarding concerns about a proposed treaty being considered by the World Health Organization that would expand the agency’s abilities to respond to future pandemics. In a letter sent to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday, Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX) is leading a group of House Republicans to press for information related to the proposed pandemic treaty, which is expected to be voted on during the World Health Assembly at the end of this month. The Texas Republican expressed concerns with the agreement, arguing it would unnecessarily...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The ID The One Classic TV Character Not In These Scenes Quiz - Wednesday, May 22, 2024

    05/21/2024 6:00:12 PM PDT · by luvie · 105 replies
    For the best troops & vets in the world...& their families, too! | luvie and the Canteen Couch Potatoes
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~--Canteen Mission Statement--Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies' military and family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The.....Can You ID The One Classic TV Character Not In These Scenes Quiz Click HERE to take the quiz! Have fun!Please remember that The Canteen here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Europe Agrees to Give Russia's Billions to Ukraine

    05/21/2024 5:12:41 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 105 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 21, 2024 | Isabel van Brugen
    Russian central bank assets. Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky said the move will hand Ukraine up to €3 billion (about $3.3 billion) this year. "We have approved in the EU using revenues from Russia's central bank's frozen assets to help Ukraine," wrote Lipavsky on X, formerly Twitter. "Up to €3B only this year, 90% goes for Ukraine's military. Russia must pay for its war damages." The financial assets were frozen shortly after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Reuters reported this month that the EU has estimated that by 2027, windfall profits from Russia's central bank...
  • 'Mossad agent Eli Kopter': Israeli joke sparks wave of conspiracy theories on Raisi's death

    05/21/2024 4:46:34 AM PDT · by bert · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/21/24 | YINON BEN SHUSHAN
    One of the jokes on the death of former Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi that garnered success stated "The pilot is a Mossad agent named Eli Kopter.” Following the reports that emerged on Sunday regarding the helicopter crash of President Ebrahim Raisi, social media users in Israel celebrated the death of the Iranian leader. One of the jokes that garnered success stated, "The pilot is a Mossad agent named Eli Kopter.” The joke spread quickly and reached social networks around the world. Many users, unaware that it was a joke, took it seriously, and many even shared it as a sign...
  • In divided Iran, president's death met by muted mourning and furtive celebration

    05/21/2024 4:15:26 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21/5/24 | Parisi Hafezi
    DUBAI, May 20 (Reuters) - Iran proclaimed five days of mourning for President Ebrahim Raisi on Monday, though the muted atmosphere revealed little of the spectacular public grief that has accompanied the deaths of other senior figures in the Islamic Republic's 45-year history. While government loyalists packed into mosques and squares to pray for Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, both killed in a helicopter crash, most shops remained open and the authorities made little effort to interrupt ordinary life. A year after Raisi's hardline government cracked down violently to end the biggest anti-establishment demonstrations since the 1979 revolution,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, California ~ 21 MAY 2024

    05/20/2024 6:00:55 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 39 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, CaliforniaNaval Weapons Station Seal Beach is a United States Navy weapons and munitions loading, storage and maintenance facility located in Seal Beach, California with detachments in Fallbrook, and Norco, both also in California. It also encloses the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge.The command exists to provide base operating support to the Navy's ordnance mission. Command and tenant personnel provide munitions receipt, segregation, inspection, maintenance, storage, issue, and assessment services to Navy operating forces and other Department of Defense and homeland security entities.Unique among most naval weapons facilities, Detachment...
  • Michael Cohen’s ex-attorney contradicts Trump ‘fixer’s testimony, gets ripped by judge in fiery scene at hush money trial

    05/20/2024 3:53:11 PM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies ^ | 5/20/2024 | Kyle Schnitzer and Ben Ko
    An attorney who once represented Michael Cohen testified Monday that Donald Trump’s fixer-turned-foe had told him the ex-president “knew nothing” about the hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels — moments before irking the judge by rolling his eyes and muttering on the stand. Robert “Bob” Costello, the second witness called by Trump’s lawyers at his Manhattan criminal trial, contradicted previous testimony by Cohen that the real estate mogul was aware of the deal to pay Daniels $130,000 to silence her story about having a tryst with him. “Michael Cohen said numerous times that President Trump knew nothing about...
  • Donald Trump trial updates: Furious Michael Cohen says he stole $60,000 from Trump as 'self-help' because ex-president slashed his bonus - in bombshell testimony blowing the prosecution case wide open

    05/20/2024 10:30:41 AM PDT · by bitt · 97 replies ^ | 5/20/2024 | By ROB CRILLY
    The prosecution’s 'star witness' Michael Cohen is back on the stand for a third day, as the court waits with bated breath to find out whether former President Donald Trump could testify himself. He finally admitted under oath that he stole $60,000 from the Trump Organization by ‘grossing up’ payments for tax. Donald Trump was seen shaking his head as his former ‘fixer’ made the revelation, confirming he’s a common thief. Cohen also dramatically revealed that he dealt with an apparent photo ‘extortion’ blackmail attempt involving the ex-president’s daughter, Tiffany. Cohen admits he was handling Tiffany Trump ‘blackmail’ Blanche continues...