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  • House Oversight Committee chairman reveals how China 'buys politicians off'

    12/03/2023 4:15:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/03/23 | Fox News Staff
    House Oversight Chairman James Comer discussed the latest evidence revealed from the investigation into the Biden family business deals during "Sunday Morning Futures."The Kentucky congressman revealed to host Maria Bartiromo a bank investigator's concerns regarding loan payments made to Hunter Biden from China, saying the evidence "fits a pattern" with the Biden family. REP. JAMES COMER: … What we see here, Maria, is this fits a pattern that we've been talking about on your show for months, where the Bidens were taking in, you know, millions of dollars from our enemies around the world, and they were calling them loans,...
  • There is no provision in the Constitution and no controlling American case law to support a contention that the citizenship of one’s parents governs the eligibility of U.S. citizens born within the United States to be President.

    12/03/2023 11:31:10 AM PST · by 4Runner · 95 replies ^ | December 03, 2023 | Unknown
    Although the eligibility of U.S. born citizens has been settled law for more than a century, there have been legitimate legal issues raised concerning those born outside of the country to U.S. citizens. From historical material and case law, it appears that the common understanding of the term “natural born” in England and in the American colonies in the 1700s included both the strict common law meaning as born in the territory (jus soli), as well as the statutory laws adopted in England since at least 1350, which included children born abroad to British fathers (jus sanguinis, the law of...
  • Biden's Long-Lost Western! Featuring JP Sears

    12/03/2023 11:20:19 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 1/12/23
    hello I'm Roland Gruff and welcome to 0:04 cult classics today we'll examine a film 0:07 that's been the subject of much 0:10 speculation President Biden has 0:12 repeatedly referenced an old John Wayne 0:15 western that supposedly contains the 0:18 line you are a line dog-faced pony 0:21 soldier John L points to the union says 0:25 he's a lion dogf pony soldier though 0:28 Biden claims this movie exist this no 0:30 one else has been able to identify it 0:33 they thought Biden was just old or 0:36 confused or scile or suffering from 0:40 Dementia or...
  • NEWS FROM THE SOUTH; Bragg Denounced as Incompetent for Any Command; Longstreet’s Position Considered Precarious (12/3/1863)

    12/03/2023 6:43:46 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies
    From our files of Richmond papers to the 30th nit., we make the following exceedingly interesting extracts: THE LATE BATTLES AT CHATTANOOGA. The following are the only official dispatches from Gen. BRAGG, which are published in the Richmond papers: BRAGG'S OFFICIAL DISPATCHES. MISSION RIDGE, Nov. 24. To Gen. S. Cooper: We have had a prolonged struggle for Lookout Mountain, to-day, and sustained considerable loss in one division. Elsewhere the enemy has only manoeuvred for position. (Signed,) BRAXTON BRAGG, Gen. CHICKAMAUGA, Nov. 25, 1863. General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General: After several unsuccessful assaults on our lines to-day, the enemy carried...
  • IRS penalty for underpaying estimated taxes jumps to 8% of the shortfall from 3% two years ago - with freelancers and the self-employed most at risk

    12/03/2023 6:39:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/03/23 | Keith Griffith
    The IRS penalty for underpayment of estimated taxes is up sharply this year, with self-employed and freelance workers at the biggest risk of getting hit. The penalty, calculated quarterly based on the Federal Reserve's benchmark rate, hit 8 percent on October 1, up from just 3 percent in early 2021, when Fed rates were near zero. The penalty rate applies to shortfalls in estimated taxes, which self-employed workers pay the IRS quarterly based on their earnings for the period. Employees who have income taxes deducted from their paychecks generally do not have to pay estimated taxes, and are unlikely to...
  • Modeh Ani: Start Your Day Off Right

    12/03/2023 5:52:41 AM PST · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Sefaria.Org ^ | Unknown | Meital Lindenberg
    "I give thanks to You living and everlasting King for You have restored my soul with mercy. Great is Your faithfulness." How do we start our day? The first words we say in the morning are Modeh Ani - literally translated as "Thankful am I". The prayer is a statement that 'I' (Ani) give thanks (Modeh) to G-d. But why does it say Thankful am I and not I am thankful? Wouldn't that make more sense? Why are the words switched? The very first word that comes out of our mouths should be one of gratitude. We often spend the...
  • Indigenous Mexicans migrated to California 5,200 years ago, likely bringing their languages with them, ancient DNA reveals

    12/03/2023 5:46:10 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    Live Science ^ | November 22, 2023 | Tom Metcalfe
    Hunter-gatherers from Mexico migrated into California more than 5,000 years ago, potentially spreading distinctive languages from the south into the region nearly 1,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new genetic study details.The finding challenges the idea that what are known as the Uto-Aztecan languages — which include the Aztec and Toltec language Nahuatl, as well as Hopi and Shoshoni — were spread northward by prehistoric migrants from Mexico along with maize farming technologies...Nakatsuka and his colleagues studied ancient DNA extracted from the teeth and bones of 79 ancient people found at archaeological sites in central and southern California. These...
  • Hominins Hunted Beavers At Least 400,000 Years Ago, Ancient Bones Reveal

    12/03/2023 5:37:46 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Science News ^ | November 29, 2023 | Enrico de Lazaro
    Archaeologists from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, the Leibniz Zentrum für Archäologie and Leiden University say they have found cut marks on the bones of two beaver species from the 400,000-year-old hominin open air site of Bilzingsleben in central Germany. Their results demonstrate a greater diversity of prey choice by Middle Pleistocene hominins than commonly acknowledged, and a much deeper history of broad-spectrum subsistence than commonly assumed, already visible in prey choices 400,000 years ago...They used magnifying glasses and digital microscopes to analyze 2,496 remains (1,963 teeth and 533 cranial and postcranial bones and bone fragments) of two beaver species:...
  • Chiseled obsidian recovered from Neolithic shipwreck near Capri's 'Blue Grotto'

    12/02/2023 4:09:38 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Live Science ^ | November 22, 2023 | Tom Metcalfe
    Divers off the coast of Naples, Italy have recovered a large chunk of chiseled obsidian that likely went down in a Stone Age shipwreck more than 5,000 years ago.Divers from Naples, Italy have recovered a block of obsidian from the remains of what is likely a Neolithic, or New Stone Age shipwreck near the island of Capri.The natural-glass block is about the size of a very large book and weighs almost 17.6 pounds (8 kilograms). There are visible signs of chiseling on its surface, and archaeologists think it was an obsidian "core" that would have been used to make sharp-edged...
  • Archaeologists discover traces of ancient Jalula, the city that witnessed the famous battle of the same name 1386 years ago

    12/02/2023 4:00:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    The Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage (SBAH) has announced the discovery of the boundaries and various structures of the ancient city of Jalula.Professor Ali Obeid Shalgham, Director-General of the Directorate of the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage (SBAH), stated that the exploration process lasted several months and was overseen by researcher Ahmed Abdul Jabbar Khamas from the Antiquities and Heritage Inspection of Diyala.Determining the limits of the ancient city of Jalula, which is situated north of the Diyala province and was the site of the well-known battle between Muslims and Sasanian Persians, was the primary objective...
  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive ~ Takin' Care of Business (1973)

    12/02/2023 3:44:45 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 7, 2022 | Randy Bachman
    "Takin' Care of Business" is a song written by Randy Bachman and first recorded by Canadian rock group Bachman–Turner Overdrive (BTO) for their 1973 album Bachman–Turner Overdrive II. The lead vocal is sung by Randy. Randy Bachman had developed what would later become "Takin' Care of Business" while still a member of The Guess Who. His original idea was to write about a recording technician who worked on The Guess Who's recordings. This particular technician would take the 8:15 train to get to work, inspiring the lyrics "take the 8:15 into the city". The song reached number 12 on the...
  • Saturday War Room, 10-NoonET

    12/02/2023 6:30:49 AM PST · by 4Liberty · 4 replies
    America’s Voice News ^ | 12/02/2023 | Steve Bannon
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  • THE ARMIES IN VIRGINIA; The Hostile Forces Confronting Each Other at Mine Run Valley; NO GENERAL ENGAGEMENT YET (12/2/1863)

    12/02/2023 5:51:43 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, Tuesday, Dec. 1. Information received from the Army of the Potomac up to Monday noon. The train captured on the Plank-road on Friday is said to have contained a small quantity of ammunition, which the rebels exploded; they also captured the mules -- eighty of which they carried away, and killed the remainder. The wagon-master was killed, and the drivers (two excepted) were conveyed away as prisoners. In relation to affairs on the front on Saturday, it is stated at daylight that our army lay across the Fredericksburgh and Orange turnpike, at Robertson's tavern, about twelve miles from Orange...
  • Moment Louisiana Mayor Kesia Lemoine clashes with another woman during council meeting - but blames her behavior on being a mom

    12/02/2023 4:12:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/02/23 | Ishita Srivastava
    A Louisiana mayor is under fire for launching into an altercation with a local resident at a council meeting. Video shows Elton Mayor Kesia Lemoine locking heads with an unidentified woman who she later argued with her inside a meeting room. The footage show Lemoine walking out of the room while yelling at the woman before being held back by other citizens. Footage then shows the woman screaming at Lemoine, saying: 'Keep your f****** hands off of me.' She is also heard saying that she wants to press charges on Lemoine in the video while a group of people try...
  • New York City's Rockefeller Center opens 'The Beam' - a new ride that allows visitors to re-create this historic photo of death-defying construction workers lunching atop the skyline - but social media reactions are mixed...

    12/02/2023 3:48:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/01/23 | Emma Saletta
    Tourists and native New Yorkers can reach new heights for a limited time on an all-new ride called The Beam. Located in Rockefeller Center, The Beam Experience opened today for visitors looking to recreate an iconic New York photo of 11 ironworkers taken 91 years ago at the same building. The 1932 black and white picture shows all the men sitting on a steel beam during their lunch break 69 stories high with a spectacular view of Central Park in the background. The lucky visitors who try this new ride at the Top of the Rock are guaranteed a picture...
  • VP Kamala Harris' 2019 Jussie Smollett defense remains after actor's hate crime hoax conviction, failed appeal

    12/01/2023 10:01:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/01/23 | Adam Sabes
    Vice President Kamala Harris' 2019 post calling Jussie Smollett a victim of attempted "modern day lynching" is still online despite the actor losing his conviction appeal Friday and facing the likelihood of going back to prison. An Illinois appeals court on Friday upheld Smollett's previous conviction on five of the six charges of disorderly conduct in 2021. Smollett had claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack by two men who were wearing ski masks in January 2019. While police searched for the suspects, an investigation into Smollett led to charges that he planned the whole attack...
  • Fetterman demands Sen. Menendez to be expelled from Senate on ‘The View’: ‘Senator for Egypt not New Jersey’

    12/01/2023 6:36:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/01/23 | Gabriel Hays
    Sen. John Fetterman, D-Penn., said Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., needs to be expelled from the U.S. Senate, quipping that he’s more of a "Senator from Egypt, not New Jersey," on Friday on ABC’s "The View." The freshman lawmaker from Pennsylvania made the claim in the context of the recent expulsion of Rep. George Santos, D-N.Y., from the House of Representatives, noting that if Santos deserves to be kicked out of Congress, then Menendez does, too, after being federally charged for participating in a bribery scheme. Co-host Joy Behar prompted Fetterman’s take-down of Menendez by bringing up Santos’ ouster, which happened...
  • Child Grooming Content On X Reduced By 83% After Disney Pulls Ads

    12/01/2023 4:21:55 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    The Bee ^ | December 1, 2023 | Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The content safety team for the social media site X (formerly Twitter) has announced major progress in fighting child grooming on the platform. According to their statistics, child grooming content on Elon Musk's social media app has plummeted by 83% since Disney pulled ads in an effort to boycott X. "X is safer from abhorrent content aimed at sexualizing children now that Disney is out of the picture," said the Content Safety Officer, "We're seeing a reduction in gender confusion, trans ideology, and creeps telling kids to ignore their parents and just do whatever they want....
  • Don McLean - Bye Bye Miss American Pie

    12/01/2023 1:30:07 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 51 replies
    Don Mclean ^ | 1971 | Don Mclean
    "American Pie" is a song by American folk rock singer and songwriter Don McLean. Recorded and released on the American Pie album in 1971, the single was a number-one US hit for four weeks in 1972. In the UK, the single reached No. 2

    12/01/2023 1:22:30 PM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | November 30, 2023 | by: Tom Nardi
    Just three years after the iconic magazine abandoned its print version and went all-digital, Popular Science is now halting its subscription service entirely. The brand itself will live on — their site will still run tech stories and news articles, and they have two podcasts that will keep getting new episodes — but no more quarterly releases. While you can’t complain too much about a 151 year run, it’s still sad to see what was once such an influential publication slowly become just another cog in the content mill. Started as a monthly magazine all the way back in 1872,...