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  • When Kamala Harris was put in charge in past jobs, scandal and failure often followed

    07/23/2024 5:35:53 AM PDT · by CFW · 18 replies
    Just the News ^ | 7/23/24 | By Steven Richards and John Solomon
    Before she was Joe Biden’s understudy the last four years, Kamala Harris ran offices as a California prosecutor and senator. Often, scandal and failings followed in her wake. As California Attorney General, Harris was widely criticized for failing to take on prosecutorial misconduct. In fact her office was “called out” by judges for “defending convictions obtained by local prosecutors” who had inserted false confessions, lied under oath, and withheld evidence. A federal appeals judge even admonished officials in 2015 to talk to Harris "and make sure she understands the gravity of the situation" involving prosecutorial misconduct. Likewise, Harris’ top deputy...
  • Biden tasks Harris with tackling migrant influx on US-Mexico border--Flashback to 2021

    07/21/2024 2:45:49 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 10 replies
    British Broadcasting Company ^ | 24 March 2021 | Anthony Zurcher
    US President Joe Biden has put Vice-President Kamala Harris in charge of controlling migration at the southern border following a big influx of new arrivals. Mr Biden said he was giving her a "tough job" but that she was "the most qualified person to do it". The numbers of people arriving have grown since Mr Biden took office. They include hundreds of unaccompanied minors who are being held in immigration detention facilities. Mr Biden's predecessor, Donald Trump, was widely criticised over his government's treatment of young migrants at the US-Mexico border.
  • Buster Keaton ladder gag

    07/17/2024 7:26:43 AM PDT · by Joe Warren · 5 replies ^ | 1920 | Buster Keaton
    Anyone else thinking about these Keystone cop clips lately?
  • President Joe Biden Admits His $230M Gaza Pier Was a Failure

    07/12/2024 12:58:31 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/12/2024 | KRISTINA WONG
    President Joe Biden admitted during his Thursday NATO press conference that his plan to attach a temporary pier to Gaza to deliver aid was a failure. “I’ve been disappointed that some of the things that I’ve put forward have not succeeded as well, like the port we attached from Cyprus. I was hopeful that would be more successful,” he said. The pier, which cost at least $230 million in American taxpayer funds, was operational for approximately 20 days and delivered about one day’s worth of food, according to one report. Biden announced the pier with great fanfare during his State...
  • The Most Evil Man In Evangelicalism, And Those Who Platformed Him

    07/10/2024 4:10:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Clear Truth Media ^ | July 7, 2024 | Seth Gruber
    “Of all the passions, the passion for the Inner Ring is most skillful in making a man who is not yet a very bad man do very bad things.” -CS Lewis Like all demons, he was obsessed with children. Shedding their blood was preferable. Failing that, he could always cut them up, scalp them, sexualize them, incite them to a sexual frenzy, or castrate them. The possibilities were endless, and exciting. Demonic appetite never ceases, and Mephistopheles was hungry. To satisfy his lust, he would need a megalomaniac with a Promethean drive; someone appointed in high places and thus able...
  • China's SpaceX Copy Destroyed in Bizarre Test Failure - Booster Static Fire Becomes Flight Test

    07/02/2024 2:30:30 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/30/2024 | Scott Manley
    In China Space Pioneer was performing a static fire test of the Booster for their Tianlong 3 rocket, a design which is a close copy of SpaceX's Falcon 9. Due to an engineering failure the rocket broke free of the test stand, flew under power for about 30 seconds before crashing back to Earth in a spectacular fireball.
  • Portland [Maine] startup that became global leader in capturing carbon shuts down, lays off all staff

    06/15/2024 8:02:03 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 68 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | June 15, 2024 | Kelley Bouchard, Staff Writer
    Portland Press Herald Portland startup that became global leader in capturing carbon shuts down, lays off all staff Running Tide, which raised more than $50 million from private investors since it was founded in 2017, fell victim to a collapse in voluntary carbon market prices, its CEO says. June 15, 2024 Kelley Bouchard, Staff Writer A Portland-based startup that pioneered ocean carbon-removal technology, and sold credits to offset the emissions of major clients such as Microsoft, shut down and laid off its last employees on Friday because it could no longer sell enough carbon credits to survive, its CEO said....
  • Boeing Starliner Stuck on Space Station as More Leaks Discovered.

    06/13/2024 1:04:16 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 56 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 06/12/2024 | Victor Tangermann
    Boeing Leaks After years of delays and technical problems, Boeing's Starliner finally made it to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams on board last week. But when exactly it'll be able to undock and deliver its crew of two back to the surface remains to be seen.
  • Suicide Mission: What Boeing did to all the guys who remember how to build a plane

    04/14/2024 10:05:35 PM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 96 replies
    American Prospect ^ | March 28, 2024 | Maureen Tkacik March 28, 2024
    John Barnett had one of those bosses who seemed to spend most of his waking hours scheming to inflict humiliation upon him. He mocked him in weekly meetings whenever he dared contribute a thought, assigned a fellow manager to spy on him and spread rumors that he did not play nicely with others, and disciplined him for things like “using email to communicate” and pushing for flaws he found on planes to be fixed. “John is very knowledgeable almost to a fault, as it gets in the way at times when issues arise,” the boss wrote in one of his...
  • McConnell: Failure to pass Ukraine aid ‘strategic and moral malpractice

    04/10/2024 8:58:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/10/2024 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) is stepping up his pressure on Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) to put the Senate-passed foreign aid bill up for a vote in the House, warning Wednesday that “starving” Ukraine of military support is “strategic and moral malpractice.” McConnell told a radio host in Louisville recently that despite plans to retire from Senate leadership, he intends to stay in the Senate through the end of his term in 2027 in order to fight back “against the isolationist movement in my own party.” On Wednesday, he did that by taking shots at President Biden for not...
  • Ron DeSantis hosts donors at South Florida casino with an eye toward what's next. The idea of running for president again in 2028 did not come up directly, but attendees said you could "read between the lines."

    04/08/2024 2:02:49 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 81 replies
    nbcnews ^ | April 08, 2024 | Matt Dixon
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gathered about 100 top supporters and donors over the weekend at South Florida’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to say “thank you” — and to foreshadow what might be next. DeSantis supporters see those moves, along with the weekend event at the Hard Rock, as clear signs the Florida governor is once again eyeing a White House bid. The main event Saturday evening featured DeSantis speaking with Reps. Chip Roy, R-Texas, and Thomas Massie, R-Ky., He needs to repair his image nationally,” said one of the attendees. “I don’t know anyone is going to be like...
  • Pollak: How Biden Brought Israel to the Brink of Failure

    04/07/2024 2:13:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/07/2024
    Hamas declared victory Sunday after Israel withdrew its ground forces from southern Gaza, partly in deference to President Joe Biden’s call for an “immediate ceasefire.” Israel now stands on the precipice of failure in the war. Israelis are asking, naturally, how this came to pass. The accidental killing of seven aid workers from the World Central Kitchen (WCK) was the trigger, and some Israelis wonder if they should have emphasized aid for Gaza sooner.
  • Asked about a 2028 campaign, Ron DeSantis says he doesn’t ‘have any plans for the future’

    04/07/2024 9:44:35 AM PDT · by backpacker_c · 78 replies
    Floridapolitics ^ | April 07, 2024 | A.G. Gancarski
    Ron DeSantis isn’t committing to running for President again in 2028. At least not publicly. The Governor told Fox News Channel viewers that he didn’t “have any plans for the future” when asked about a future run by Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures. The comments are interesting in light of those being his first public remarks since a reported conclave with donors and supporters in South Florida,
  • America's $280 Million Military Mission in Niger Ends in Failure

    03/20/2024 7:28:39 AM PDT · by Twotone · 47 replies
    Reason ^ | March 19, 2024 | Matthew Petti
    Air Base 201 in Niger was the U.S. Air Force's largest construction project in history: a massive drone center that cost American taxpayers $280 million. Thanks to a change in the Nigerien leadership, Americans may have to give up that investment for good. Niger's new nationalist government, which took power in a coup d'etat last year, has been trying to get rid of foreign military presence in the country. Over the weekend, Nigerien Col. Amadou Abdramane ordered U.S. troops out of Air Base 201, declaring on television that "the American presence in the territory of the Republic of Niger is...
  • Recall campaign accuses Dem of 'legacy of failure' following sweeping crime bill vote (D.C.)

    03/10/2024 4:50:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 3/07/24 | Megan Myers
    The Washington, D.C., City Council's vote to pass a sweeping public safety bill can't change one member's "legacy of failure" or restore lives lost in the District's surging crime crisis, a campaign to recall the Democrat told Fox News. All but one councilmember on Tuesday voted in favor of the Secure D.C. Omnibus Amendment Act, which includes a swath of measures aimed at curbing surging crime, amid outcries from fed-up business owners and residents. The urgent response comes as two Democrats who voted in favor of the bill, Councilmembers Brianne Nadeau and Charles Allen, face recall efforts over their criminal...
  • British nuclear missile 'misfires and crashes into ocean'

    02/20/2024 6:25:46 PM PST · by JonPreston · 63 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/20/24 | Telegraph Reporters
    A Trident nuclear missile misfired and crashed into the ocean near the submarine that launched it during a test last month, it has been reported.It is the second misfire in a row, after a failed launch in 2016.The missile’s first stage boosters did not ignite during a test launch by HMS Vanguard on January 30, and it fell into the ocean and sank, the Sun reported.Defence Secretary Grant Shapps and First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Ben Key were both on board the submarine during the test, according to the newspaper.
  • The Results Are in—Oregon's Total Drug Decriminalization Was a Failure | Opinion

    02/09/2024 7:19:13 AM PST · by Twotone · 11 replies ^ | February 6, 2024 | Kevin Sabet
    In February 2021, politicians and activists celebrated Oregon's implementation of Measure 110, the nation's first law to decriminalize drugs like fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and meth. It's not a surprise what happened next: a dramatic increase in overdoses. Fast forward to last week: Oregon Governor Tina Kotek and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a state of emergency in Portland due to sharp rises in overdose deaths, public drug use, and crime. Though the state of emergency is a step in the right direction, more must be done to undo the harm caused by Measure 110 and help more Oregonians live safe...
  • The West’s humiliating electric car climbdown has begun

    02/03/2024 11:05:04 AM PST · by CFW · 97 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/2/24 | Matthew Lynn
    France’s President Macron had a plan to make millions of electric vehicles a year. Chancellor Scholz planned to put 15 million on Germany’s roads by 2030. President Biden trumped the lot with a $174bn (£138bn) plan to make the US the world leader. Even Boris Johnson Get info without leaving the page. – remember him – had a £1bn plan to beef up our charging network. Rewind only a couple of years, and almost every president or prime minister was making electric vehicles the cornerstone of an industrial strategy. And yet, this week we have learned that Renault is abandoning...
  • Inflated Grades, Increasing Graduation Rates, and Deflated Test Scores-Those who are obsessed with equity are doing great damage to American education

    01/22/2024 6:39:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 22, 2024 | Larry Sand
    Grade inflation is rampant and has been so for many years. Back in 2011, an in-depth study by three Ivy League economists looked at how the quality of individual teachers affects their students over the long term. The paper, by Raj Chetty and John N. Friedman of Harvard and Jonah E. Rockoff of Columbia, tracked 2.5 million students over 20 years, and, using a value added approach, found that teachers who help students raise their standardized test scores have a lasting positive effect on those students’ lives beyond academics, including lower teenage-pregnancy rates, greater college matriculation, and higher adult earnings....
  • Nolte: Far-left L.A. Times, Washington Post Losing Ten$ of Million$ Annually

    01/19/2024 12:26:16 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/19/2024 | John Noltle
    The far-left Washington Post and Los Angeles Times are losing tens of millions of dollars annually. Tee hee. After decades of spreading bias, lies, conspiracy theories, and political violence, the chickens have finally come to roost at these dreadful publications. “A new report saying billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong has sunk hundreds of millions of his own money into an unprofitable Los Angeles Times underscores how desperate the news industry is to chart a plan for survival in the digital era,” reports the equally dreadful Axios.