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  • US Sees Early Signal of Pfizer Bivalent COVID-19 Shot's Link to Stroke

    01/13/2023 7:41:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 14 Jan 2023
    A safety monitoring system flagged that US drugmaker Pfizer and German partner BioNTech's updated COVID-19 shot could be linked to a type of brain stroke in older adults, according to preliminary data analysed by US health authorities. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday (Jan 13) that a CDC vaccine database had uncovered a possible safety issue in which people 65 and older were more likely to have an ischemic stroke 21 days after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent shot, compared with days 22-44. SNIP "Although the totality of...
  • Saddam's right-hand man dies (Izzat Ibrahim Al-Dhouri)

    11/11/2005 9:57:46 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 163 replies · 8,648+ views
    Xinhuanet ^ | November 11 2005
    Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, aide to Saddam Hussein, died on Friday, al-Arabiya TV channel quoted a statement by the Baath party as saying. Al-Douri, vice chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council under Saddam's regime, ranks No. 6 among the 55 most wanted by the United States with a 10-million-dollar bounty on his head. He died early Friday, the statement said, without giving more details.
  • False Alarm: Second Earthquake Did Not Rattle San Diego County, USGS

    04/15/2022 12:08:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    msn ^ | April 15, 2022 | Rafael Avitabile
    Anon-earthquake event triggered the USGS ShakeAlert system, which dozens of people across the county reported feeling, despite it not being an earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) issued a statement via Twitter: Hi everyone - #ShakeAlert detected a non-earthquake event which triggered our system. Fortunately, no public alerts were sent out. This is a bit of a first time for us because these events happen so rarely. Apologies for any confusion from our previous tweets. — USGS ShakeAlert (@USGS_ShakeAlert) April 15, 2022 The USGS said they are investigating the cause of the non-earthquake event, and also tweeted they're improving the...
  • Man Arrested Near Capitol With Gun, 500 Rounds of Ammunition

    01/17/2021 5:35:37 AM PST · by Magnatron · 57 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 16 January 2020 | Newsmax
    A Virginia man was arrested Friday when he tried to enter a restricted area near the U.S. Capitol with unauthorized credentials, a loaded handgun, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, according to police. Wesley Allen Beeler of Front Royal, Virginia, was stopped by U.S. Capitol Police at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to a police report. He had driven up a security checkpoint at the intersection of E Street and North Capitol Street, about a half-mile from the Capitol building. The arrest came at a time of high alert in Washington as it prepares for Wednesday’s inauguration of President-elect Joe...
  • Trump to be digitally removed from Home Alone 2 cameo scene after Twitter ban

    01/09/2021 3:33:34 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 83 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 9th 2021 | Samarpita Das
    After being permanently banned from Twitter and Facebook, US President Donald Trump will now also be digitally removed from Home Alone 2: Alone In New York where he had a cameo. Actor Christopher Plummer is expected to replace him. The announcement was made from the verified Twitter account of Dan Slott, who is the comic writer for Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, She-Hulk, Spider-Verse. "BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump to be digitally replaced in HOME ALONE 2 with actor, Christopher Plummer," Dan Slott wrote on Twitter. Donald Trump, who was then a prominent personality in the US had appeared in a cameo...
  • A Winning Trifecta for Climate Science and Rationality

    06/27/2020 6:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | June 27, 2020 | Charles Battig
    First there was Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans, then came Bjorn Lomborg’s False Alarm, and now Michael Schellenberger’s Apocalypse Never. All three authors sound the common theme that the hyper-green environmental activists who have captured, politicized, and monetized the concern for the environment have, as Lomborg explains, created a false climate alarm which has “costs us trillions, hurts the poor, and fails to fix the planet.” To varying degrees, all three authors come from a strong environmental activist background, which observation makes their public revelations even more noteworthy. Planet of the Humans, the recent film produced by Michael Moore,...
  • MacDill Air Force Base on lockdown after reports of an active shooter

    01/10/2020 4:56:54 AM PST · by blueyon · 20 replies ^ | 01/10/20 | 10News WTSP
    The Air Force base in Tampa is on lockdown while law enforcement officers respond to reports of an active shooter. TAMPA, Fla. — Law enforcement members are responding to MacDill Air Force Base after reports of an active shooter. MacDill confirmed the base in Tampa was on lockdown Friday morning, but the lockdown has since been lifted. The base confirmed it is still investigating the possibility of an active shooter. No further information was immediately available. Traffic is at a standstill on numerous roads around the base near downtown Tampa.

    10/08/2019 4:19:36 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 93 replies
    DRUDGE REPORT ^ | 10/8/19 | Me
  • Active shooter reported at Walter Reed Military Hospital [drill]

    11/27/2018 11:48:12 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | November 27, 2018
    There are reports of an active shooter situation at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • That Hawaii false missile alarm worker has been fired, and that wasn’t his first “error”

    01/31/2018 11:13:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Hot ^ | January 31, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Okay, “fired” probably isn’t the technical term for it. The worker in question actually submitted his resignation. But do we really think this was a decision he arrived at on his own? Unlikely at best. But the Washington Post reports that the letter of resignation was accepted by the boss and he’s no longer working there. (I’ll repeat the fact that we don’t actually know the worker’s gender, but I’m going with “he” by default. My apologies if this turns out to be a woman.)But there’s another, somewhat more disturbing angle to this story, which started out as terrifying but...
  • Employee who sent false alert in Hawaii not cooperating with FCC probe, official says

    01/25/2018 11:58:07 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/25/2018 | Max Greenwood
    The employee responsible for sending a false mobile alert across Hawaii warning of an incoming ballistic missile is not cooperating with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigations looking into the matter, an FCC official said Thursday, according to media reports. "We are quite pleased with the level of cooperation we have received from the leadership of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency thus far," Fowlkes said, according to Axios. "We are disappointed, however, that one key employee, the person who transmitted the false alert, is refusing to cooperate with our investigation," she added. "We hope that person will reconsider."
  • Hawaii governor took 15 minutes to announce missile alert was false

    01/19/2018 5:28:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 10/19/18 | AUDREY MCAVOY
    The Hawaii National Guard's top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn't tell the public until 15 minutes later. Maj. Gen. Arthur "Joe" Logan told state lawmakers that he called the governor at 8:09 a.m. Saturday after confirming there was no threat. Rep. Kaniela Ing asked why the governor didn't immediately address the public, but Ige had left the hearing. Gov. Ige's spokeswoman Cindy McMillan said the governor had to track her down to prepare a message. She said the...
  • Days after Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about a missile launch

    01/16/2018 7:45:51 AM PST · by shove_it · 34 replies
    Yahoo/Rooters ^ | 16 Jan 2018 | Kiyoshi Takenaka
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, just days after a similar gaffe caused panic in Hawaii, but it managed to correct the error within minutes. It was not immediately clear what triggered the mistake. Related Searches Missile Alert False Alarm HawaiiHawaii Missile False AlarmFalse Missile Alert HawaiiMissile Launch HawaiiBallistic Missile Alert Hawaii "We are still checking," an NHK spokesman said. NHK's 6.55 p.m. alert said: "North Korea appears to have launched a missile ... The government urges people to take shelter inside buildings or underground." The same...
  • 38 Minutes in Hawaii: My Family and the False Missile Alarm (Amazing personal account)

    01/15/2018 5:18:17 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 155 replies
    The Stream ^ | January 14, 2018 | Jason Scott Jones
    I woke up abruptly. Overzealous JROTC Cadets ran and yelled on the high school track across the street. I rolled over and grabbed my reading glasses. Time to return to the book which I’d fallen asleep reading. It’s Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile by Eugene Sheppard. Thirty minutes later, I faced a tough choice. Should I go down and check on my children? Or watch an old Lomachenko fight on Youtube? Then my wife called up, “Babe, it’s garbage day. Take out the trash!” So I rushed downstairs. My typical Saturday ritual. As I dragged the trash out...
  • Hawaii state bureaucrat who sent out fake missile alarm escapes any punishment -- remains anonymous

    01/15/2018 5:55:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The words “accountability” and “government bureaucrat” are strangers to each other for many of the almost 22 million people who work for governments in the United States. Imagine having a job where you can totally screw-up and seriously inconvenience a million people, and not only remain unpunished, but not even be identified to the people you scared the wits out of. That is the privilege being enjoyed by the person (a male, apparently, based on the gender pronouns employed) who told Hawaiians that a missile strike was incoming last Satrurday at 8 a.m. John Fund writes in National Review:...
  • The false alarm in Hawaii revealed an abdication of leadership by Trump (Washington Post)

    01/14/2018 10:14:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/14/2018 | By Philip Bump
    On a normal day, there aren’t many people heading to Google to figure out how to survive a nuclear strike. But Saturday was not a normal day. Shortly after 2:30 p.m. Eastern, searches for “how to survive nuclear” peaked in the U.S., from being almost nonexistent to being almost twice as common as “how to make pasta.” The increase was centered in Hawaii, where about 90 minutes earlier, a warning had gone out over the state’s emergency alert system: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL”. You can see when that alert went...
  • Hawaii Issues Missile Warning in Error, Sending Panic on Social Media

    01/13/2018 12:02:36 PM PST · by gandalftb · 62 replies
    Residents and visitors in the Hawaiian Islands Saturday received a missile warning alert in error, but not before creating a panic on social media. The alert read in all capital letters: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” The alert was sent sometime after 8 a.m. local time, and many people took to Twitter to share screenshots of their phones. A second emergency alert went out about 40 minutes later clarifying that the first alert was a false alarm, CNN associate producer Amanda Golden tweeted. “Repeat. False Alarm” the second alert read. The...
  • Free Republic's "Punctuation Script Problem" is Solved!

    01/18/2016 6:31:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 142 replies
    Jan. 18, 2016
    Has anyone else noticed that the " and ' symbols that were plaguing our threads for so long are no longer present?Woo-Hoo, Good Job to John Robinson and the Free Republic computer fix-it nerds!
  • Gravitational wave rumors ripple through science world

    01/12/2016 9:00:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 87 replies ^ | 01/12/2016
    There has been no announcement, no peer review or publication of the findings - all typically important steps in the process of releasing reliable and verifiable scientific research. Instead, a message on Twitter from an Arizona State University cosmologist, Lawrence Krauss, has sparked a firestorm of speculation and excitement. Krauss does not work with the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, or LIGO, which is searching for ripples in the fabric of space and time. But he tweeted on Monday about the apparent shoring up of rumor he'd heard some months ago, that LIGO scientists were writing up a paper...
  • ALERT CAROLINA TIMELY WARNING: Unconfirmed report of armed person (UNC Chapel Hill)

    12/02/2015 6:14:05 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 13 replies
    Univ of North Carolina ^ | December 2 | Staff
    12/02/2015, 8:57 a.m. Unconfirmed report of armed person near ROTC Building / Venable Hall ALERT CAROLINA TIMELY WARNING: Unconfirmed report of armed person near ROTC Building / Venable Hall UNC Chapel Hill Police are investigating the report of an armed individual near the campus NROTC Building and Venable Hall. The report is unconfirmed at this time, but the campus is asked to shelter in place. Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website ( for any updates into this incident. UNC Police are asking anyone with information to call the UNC Police Department at 9-1-1 or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers...