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  • Boris Johnson urges US to give Ukraine ‘what they need as fast as possible’

    02/01/2023 6:26:52 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01-31-2023 | Victor Nava
    Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on the US to give Ukraine “what they need as fast as possible” a day after President Biden ruled out the possibility of sending F-16 fighter jets to the war-torn nation. “This is not the moment to delay any support for Ukraine. This is the moment to double down on our support. Give them what they need, whether it’s the tanks or the long-range artillery fires. They need to kick Putin out of the whole of the territory,” Johnson told Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier Tuesday during an interview on “Special Report.” Biden,...
  • Top Catholic archbishop urges three-day fast for Jan. 6 defendants

    01/06/2023 7:47:31 AM PST · by Twotone · 13 replies
    Just The News ^ | January 4, 2023 | Madeleine Hubbard
    Catholic Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who has served in several high-level Vatican roles, said he encourages a three-day fast to bring "heavenly protection" for defendants charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and for the nation as a whole "against the subversive attack of the deep state." Vigano, ex-Vatican secretary-general and former Holy See diplomat to the United States, called for a fast from Jan. 3 to 5, in a letter Saturday to Joseph McBride, an attorney for multiple Jan. 6 defendants. "In your message you tell me about your initiative to announce three days of fasting to propitiate heavenly...
  • Drug may improve cardiac function in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (Cheap Valsartan, an ARB blood pressure medicine, improved heart structure)

    04/07/2022 8:17:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 6 replies
    Medical Xpress / Melissa Rohman , Northwestern University / Nature Medicine ^ | Nov. 17, 2021 | Melissa Rohman / Carolyn Y. Ho et al
    Valsartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker drug, delayed disease progression and improved cardiac structure and function in patients with early-stage hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, according to a recent trial. "This is the first time we have identified a treatment that may actually impact the underlying disease process, as opposed to just treating symptoms. In addition, if we can delay disease progression, this may ultimately mean that we can significantly impact the risk of sudden cardiac death in this population," said Philip Thrush, MD. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is characterized by an abnormal thickening of the heart muscle. The disease results from mutations in the...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - CMB Dipole: Speeding Through the Universe

    04/03/2022 5:48:19 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies ^ | 3 Apr, 2022 | Image Credit: DMR, COBE, NASA, Four-Year Sky Map
    Explanation: Our Earth is not at rest. The Earth moves around the Sun. The Sun orbits the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. The Milky Way Galaxy orbits in the Local Group of Galaxies. The Local Group falls toward the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies. But these speeds are less than the speed that all of these objects together move relative to the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR). In the featured all-sky map from the COBE satellite in 1993, microwave light in the Earth's direction of motion appears blueshifted and hence hotter, while microwave light on the opposite side of the...
  • World's fastest genome sequencer diagnoses genetic disease in hours

    01/18/2022 10:35:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | January 17, 2022 | By Michael Irving
    Genome sequencing can be used to determine whether a patient’s illness is genetic, but it usually takes weeks to get results. A new ultra-rapid technique can sequence a person’s genome and diagnose genetic diseases in just a few hours, earning it a Guinness World Record. All the information that makes up an organism is contained in its genome, including traits like eye color, as well as genetic diseases. By comparing a patient’s genome with a checklist of DNA mutations associated with certain inherited diseases, doctors can diagnose otherwise mysterious illnesses. Currently, this process usually takes a few weeks. But in...
  • Dealer Gives C8 Corvette Owner New Car After Mechanic’s 148-MPH Street Race

    08/19/2021 2:17:10 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 79 replies
    The Drive ^ | 19 Aug | PETER HOLDERITH
    Earlier this month, we brought you the story of a Fremont Chevrolet mechanic caught taking a customer's C8 Corvette for a high-speed joyride, and it was even worse than that classic setup makes it sound. The tech ran the car up to 148 mph on a public highway in a street race that went viral once the video from the car's Performance Data Recorder was shared online. Michael showed up at the dealership the next morning, the general manager, Boni, met him outside, and he was taken to his office where the paperwork was completed and the new car was...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil - December 2, 2020 (Prayer)

    12/02/2020 3:11:40 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 41 replies
    Dec 2, 2020 | CP
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Real Reasons Behind Holder's Resignation (2014 - check this out...)

    05/13/2020 5:49:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/27/14 | Dick Morris
    Eric Holder's resignation, just 40 days before the midterm elections, shows how jittery Obama is about losing control of the Senate this November. While Holder likely is getting out of Dodge before federal judges weigh in and order the release of documents showing he covered up the Fast and Furious and IRS email scandals, the timing of his resignation suggests that Obama wants to be sure that he has time for a Democratic lame duck Senate to confirm a replacement. With so much dirty laundry stacked up in the closets of the Justice Department, Obama didn't dare let in an...
  • My Dell Latitude laptop is running suddenly very fast!

    05/06/2020 3:55:14 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 55 replies
    My computer was running like a tired old man. This Dell laptop is my surfing computer with nothing involving money or business. Windows 10 by default installs Defender firewall in real-time mode and I finally decided to get rid of it to see if the computer would act like a young person again.
  • I Ran 8 Half Marathons. Then, at 38, I Had a Stroke.

    12/31/2019 4:59:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 27, 2019 | Laura Pugh, as told to Peter Moore
    I certainly didn’t fit the classic profile of the aging stroke victim. At the time of my brain explosion, I was 38. I’d run eight half-marathons and had a diet and exercise regimen that helped me cross those finish lines. But I also had an intense job that involved booking groups—including NBA teams—into hotels in San Francisco. That’s what I was doing at 2 a.m. on the Friday before Christmas in 2013, welcoming the Los Angeles Lakers to their hotel. I got four hours of sleep that night, then drove 90 miles to my mother’s house to drop off holiday...
  • Why This Climate Activist Is Fasting on Thanksgiving (still, only 11.19 years left)

    11/28/2019 2:12:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Earther Gizmodo ^ | 11/28/19 | Dharna Noor
    **SNIP** Tien, 27, has been on hunger strike for 11 days. He and hundreds of others of Extinction Rebellion climate activists worldwide began fasting on November 17. Most people have stopped, but Tien is still not eating. “I desperately want to eat, but I would rather have a future,” he wrote in the Guardian. So far, he’s lost 12 pounds. Last week, Tien and other U.S. Extinction Rebellion hunger strikers occupied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s outer office on the Capitol, demanding a meeting about Congress’ plans for environmental action. She barely acknowledged them—granted, she was likely consumed by last week’s...
  • NFL Player Puts Islam Above Team

    Once again we see Islam being brought into the workplace. Today we learn that Minnesota Vikings safety Husain Abdullah, has decided that fasting and playing at a lower level, is more important than giving it his all for the team. Even while sprinting in the heat and humidity during drills, sometimes in full pads, Abdullah is adamant about his faith. He will not allow himself so much as a cup of water until the sun sets and before it rises. “I’m putting nothing before God, nothing before my religion,” Abdullah said. “This is something I choose to do, not something...
  • China's giant telescope picks up mysterious signals from deep space

    09/09/2019 11:29:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | 2019-09-09 11:04:20 | Staff
    BEIJING, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese astronomers have detected repeated fast radio bursts (FRB) - mysterious signals believed to be from a source about 3 billion light years from Earth - with the largest and most sensitive radio telescope ever built. Scientists detected the signals with the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) and they are carefully cross-checking and processing them, according to researchers at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC). FRBs are the brightest bursts known in the universe. They are called "fast" because these blips are very short, only several milliseconds in duration....
  • German teenager loses driving licence after 49 minutes

    11/21/2018 6:16:15 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 Nov 2018
    The 18-year-old was returning from his successful driving test when officers in the town of Hemer checked his car with a laser speed gun. "Some things last for ever - others not for an hour," German police wrote in their statement. He is also facing a €200 fine, two points on his licence once it is restored, and his probationary period as a new driver has been lengthened from two years to four.
  • McDonald's McRib is back! Legendary sandwich returns to 9,000 locations - but for a limited [tr]

    10/26/2018 6:16:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2018 | Staff
    The McRib is back and better than ever! McDonald's premier rib sandwich has made its grand seasonal return to some 9,000 locations, the popular burger chain announced on Thursday. 'The McRib is made with 100 percent seasoned boneless pork, McDonald's signature sweet, tangy, barbecue style McRib sauce and served with dill pickles and mild, slivered onions on a toasted hoagie-style bun,' a company spokeswoman told KHOU.
  • Watch: Here’s 60 Seconds of Superhuman Dads Saving Their Kids at the Last Second

    06/17/2018 4:07:43 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 27 replies ^ | JUNE 17, 2018 | BEN MARQUIS
    Today is Father’s Day, a day set aside for everyone to celebrate the dads in their lives who have made the effort to raise their children and keep them safe from harm. Of course, given the manner in which some children behave, that can be easier said than done, and can at times require seemingly superhuman efforts to keep kids who put themselves in danger from experiencing real harm. The following video is a collection of clips of superhuman dads doing just that, quite literally saving their own kids — or perhaps even the children of others — just in...
  • What makes a faster typist?

    04/15/2018 1:34:03 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 74 replies
    The largest-ever dataset on typing speeds and styles, based on 136 million keystrokes from 168,000 volunteers, finds that the fastest typists not only make fewer errors, but they often type the next key before the previous one has been released.  Crowdsourcing experiments that allow us to analyse how people interact with computers on a large scale are instrumental for identifying solution principles for the design of next-generation user interfaces.Per Ola Kristensson The data was collected by researchers from Aalto University in Finland and the University of Cambridge. Volunteers from over 200 countries took the typing test, which is freely available...
  • BREAKING: DOJ Announces Fast and Furious Documents Withheld by Eric Holder Will Be Released

    03/07/2018 10:48:49 AM PST · by DFG · 177 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/07/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Justice announced Wednesday additional documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal during the Obama administration will be released to the House Oversight Committee. The documents were previously withheld by Attorney General Eric Holder, who was voted in civil and criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to turn them over. “The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law. This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions released in...
  • Tesla Roadster: Elon Musk unveils 'fastest production car ever' in shock announcement

    11/17/2017 8:44:53 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 61 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 17 Nov 2017 | Chris Graham
    Capable of going from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, the Tesla Roadster would be the first such car ever to break the two second mark, the entrepreneur said at a launch near Los Angeles. He also said it would climb from 0 to 100 mph in 4.2 seconds and clear a quarter mile in 8.9 seconds. "This will the first time that any production car has broken 9 seconds in the quarter mile,"
  • Dodge unveils one-seat 840-horsepower muscle car

    04/12/2017 7:37:55 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 123 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 4/11/17 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is not a car for normal people. For starters, it comes standard with only one seat. Because passenger seats, and passengers, weigh too much and would slow it down. Your friends aren't worth that. Then there's the engine. The Demon's 840-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged V8 is the most powerful V8 engine ever put into a regular production car. That makes the Demon the most powerful factory-produced muscle car... ever. The Demon has already recorded the fastest quarter-mile run by a factory production car ever, as officially certified by the National Hot Rod Association. Starting from a...