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  • Nazi Museum Swamped With Third Reich ‘Attic Finds’

    01/23/2022 12:12:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Sunday Times ^ | January 21 2022 | Oliver Moody
    Not long after a museum opened on the former Nazi party rally grounds at Nuremberg, locals began turning up in sheepish dribs and drabs with Third Reich memorabilia that had been kept in their families for generations. Over time the collection grew to thousands of books, including numerous copies of Mein Kampf, and hundreds of knick-knacks and relics, ranging from Adolf Hitler action figures to SS dress daggers and a cast-iron eagle with a 10ft wingspan. Now the curators must work out what on earth to do with it all. The Documentation Centre, housed in the north wing of the...
  • Bel Air [CA] mega-mansion dubbed ‘The One’ could shatter real estate sales records

    01/22/2022 12:28:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    Sitting on 3.8 acres of land with scenic views, the home at 944 Airole Way was listed for sale on Jan. 7 for $295 million with bidding through Concierge Auctions scheduled to take place from Feb. 28 to March 3. The so-called “once-in-a-lifetime gargantuan estate” features 21 bedrooms, 42 full and seven half bathrooms, a private two-story library and a nightclub with a VIP area, the listing shows. For all the luxury features inside, it’s even more of the same outdoors. It features five separate pools, a 10,000-square-foot sky deck, a putting green and a 400-foot long glass-walled jogging track....
  • Bitcoin price crash becomes even more drastic as crypto owners lose hundreds of billions

    01/22/2022 8:23:11 AM PST · by millenial4freedom · 101 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1/22/2022 | Andrew Griffin
    An already dramatic crash in the crypto markets has become yet more drastic, with bitcoin and other digital currencies losing hundreds of billions of dollars from their value. Bitcoin has now fallen 16.8 per cent over the last week. Other coins have seen even more dramatic losses: ethereum is now down 25 per cent. That follows what was already the worst start of the year for bitcoin in history. After hitting a record high of almost $68,000 in November, it is now worth under $36,000.
  • The infiltration of woke DA’s into the justice system will not be easy to fix

    01/22/2022 5:21:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/22/22 | Sean Duffy
    On January 1, Alvin Bragg was sworn in as the district attorney of Manhattan, and upon taking office, he implemented some of the most radical and dangerous policies in the country. His strategy for "fighting crime" - in the city where violent offenses have skyrocketed - is to simply not fight it at all. From refusing to prosecute resisting arrest cases to downgrading felonies like armed robberies, it is clear that Bragg’s "restorative justice" is the last thing New York City needs. **SNIP** As a DA, I used my discretion to decide the crimes I charged and the plea deals...
  • Democrats torn over pushing stolen-election narrative

    01/22/2022 4:03:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/22/22 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats say they share President Biden’s concern that the results of the 2022 midterm elections may not be legitimate because of restrictive voting laws passed by GOP-controlled state legislatures and the empowerment of state-level officials allied with former President Trump. But the senators are torn over how hard to push a stolen-election narrative ahead of the November election in which Republicans are expected to make big gains in Congress. While Democratic lawmakers are worried that Republican state officials are seeking to suppress Democratic votes, some are leery of sounding like Trump, who made predictions of widespread election fraud before...
  • A record number of manatees have arrived at Blue Spring State Park (and you can watch them live)

    01/22/2022 2:00:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Orlando Weekly ^ | Tue, Jan 18, 2022 | Alex Galbraith
    A record number of manatees have arrived at Blue Spring State Park (and you can watch them live) Posted By Alex Galbraith on Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 1:26 pm It's been a catastrophically bad year for Florida's manatees, but they are still out in force at Central Florida's Blue Spring State Park right now. Webcams trained on manatee stomping grounds show massive amounts of the floating potatoes and state symbols vibing in the stable waters of the spring as winter continues. The park reported more than 600 manatees in their waters today, which Save the Manatee calls a new...
  • Police: Truck with 100 monkeys crashes, some of them missing

    01/21/2022 6:31:04 PM PST · by Trillian · 104 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Fri, January 21, | Yahoo News
    DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A truck carrying about 100 monkeys was involved in a crash Friday in Pennsylvania, state police said as authorities searched for at least three of the monkeys that appeared to have escaped the vehicle. The truck carrying the animals crashed with a dump truck in the afternoon in Montour County, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Andrea Pelachick told the Daily Item. The truck had been on its way to a lab, Pelachick said. Authorities have asked residents who might see the monkeys to call state police at 570-524-2662. It was unclear if any people or animals were...
  • Mother, 24, is found bludgeoned to death in bath and daughter, 4, beaten unconscious 12 HOURS after 911 call: Boyfriend of friend who used victim as 'fake cover story' to go on night out is arrested for murder

    01/21/2022 3:32:03 PM PST · by Trillian · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 January 2022 | Andrea Cavallier
    A 24-year-old mother was found bludgeoned to death in her bathtub, and her daughter, 4, beaten unconscious in her bed nearly 12 hours after a 911 call was placed from her phone last Saturday - and the boyfriend of a friend who used her as a fake 'cover story' so she could go on a night out has been arrested. The body of Mackenzie Hopkins was found submerged in a bathtub at her home in Kansas City, Missouri, just before 6pm on January 15 with blunt force trauma injuries to her face and head. Her father found her body after...
  • Pete Davidson checks out the Staten Island Ferry he bought: ‘It’s Sick’

    01/21/2022 3:19:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 21, 2022 | Evan Simko-Bednarski
    The King of Staten Island visited his castle. Pete Davidson was seen at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Friday, admiring the decommissioned Staten Island Ferry he and “SNL” co-star Colin Jost bought this week at auction. Video obtained exclusively by The Post shows the Staten Island native beaming through sunglasses at the new purchase from a pier jutting out into New York Bay. “It’s crazy,” Davidson said. “We used to take that ferry to do stand-up, all the time.”
  • Boston EMT Dies Suddenly at 34

    01/21/2022 10:48:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    EMS1 ^ | 1/20 | Leila Merrill
    Boston EMS is mourning the loss of one of their own, according to a post on the agency's social media page. EMT Matthew Clancy, 34, died suddenly Thursday, Boston EMS Chief James Hooley wrote on Facebook. Clancy “served our department and Boston for 5 years. He was member of recruit class 2017-1,” he wrote.
  • Tesla Worker Dies While on Plant's Powertrain Line; State Investigating (Collapsed)

    01/21/2022 1:13:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KTVU ^ | January 19, 2022
    A production associate working on a powertrain line at Tesla in Fremont collapsed and died early Wednesday morning. Now the state agency that oversees workplace safety is investigating into what happened. Cal-Occupational Safety and Health Administration spokesman Peter Melton said that the car manufacturer notified his agency about the death and state investigators are in the process of gathering more information to determine the work-relatedness of this event and whether to conduct an inspection. A powertrain is an improved motor, inverter and gearbox, according to Tesla's website. The identification of the employee was not given. About 6:30 a.m., at least...
  • ‘Full House’ creator selling Beverly Hills mansion built on site of Manson murders

    01/20/2022 2:22:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 67 replies
    ktla ^ | Michael Bartiromo
    The home, which sits on 3.6 acres, is currently listed at $85 million. Located at Cielo Drive, Franklin first purchased the property for $6 million “roughly two decades ago” when it contained only a partially finished mansion, according to The Wall Street Journal. Franklin moved in after fixing up the estate in 2007, and has since said that the property’s past has had “no impact on my life whatsoever,” the outlet reported. A previous home on the same property — located at 10050 Cielo Drive — was the site of the Manson Family’s gruesome murders of Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring,...
  • Great white sharks have been a major focus along Cape Cod. More tiger sharks could be coming soon because of climate change

    01/20/2022 12:21:06 PM PST · by Capt. Tom · 68 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 17, 2022 | Rick Sobey
    LOCAL NEWS Great white sharks have been a major focus along Cape Cod. More tiger sharks could be coming soon because of climate change Tiger sharks moving north ‘could have ramifications for human safety’ Tiger sharks are migrating farther north because of climate change, according to new research. Move over, great white sharks. A new apex predator could be patrolling the Cape soon, as tiger sharks migrate farther north each year because of climate change and warmer oceans. While waters off the Northeast have historically been too cold for tiger sharks, temps have warmed significantly in recent years and are...
  • COVID restraints are back in schools (NM, ABQ Schools [Koncentration Kamps for Kids])

    01/19/2022 4:36:23 PM PST · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 18, 2022 | Rick Nathanson
    In response to the surging number of COVID cases, Albuquerque Public Schools has instituted a number of restrictions, including: • The wearing of masks outdoors as well as indoors • Having students face one direction in classrooms and in cafeterias • Limiting use of drinking fountains to filling water bottles • Prohibiting spectators at school events, including athletics.The restrictions go into effect Wednesday and will remain in place for two weeks, said APS Chief Operating Officer Gabriella Blakey.“It’s a plan that we’ve had in place since October that if a school reaches 5% positivity rate, they move into more enhanced...
  • Kansas stand your ground law cited in lack of charges in teen's death

    01/19/2022 4:01:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    the hill ^ | 01/19/22 02:32 PM EST | CHLOE FOLMAR
    Lofton was experiencing a mental health crisis and was taken by police to seek treatment. Lofton’s foster family said that he had recently been paranoid and sometimes hallucinated. Lofton resisted police officers, assaulting one, before being taken to the Sedgwick County Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center. Lofton was told by an intake specialist that he would be released but was then put back into the cell by a security officer. Lofton hit the intake specialist while resisting security. Bennett found that staff put Lofton on his stomach handcuffed and shackled by his ankles. Staff realized he was dead and called...
  • Shocking video shows moment Bronx house explodes, killing woman

    01/19/2022 3:54:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 19, 2022 4:06pm | Craig McCarthy
    The clip from a doorbell camera on a home across from 869 Fox St. shows the residence explode shortly before 11 a.m., in what is being probed as a possible gas leak. The footage obtained by The Post shows the blast and the house instantly turning to dust, followed by huge hunks of debris being thrown through the air around the neighborhood. Two sisters were inside during the blast and were found on the ground outside when emergency responders arrived. One of the sisters, Martha Dagbatsa, died at the hospital. Two other women — one of whom was the other...
  • How to watch resident Joe Biden's first 2022 press conference

    01/19/2022 3:43:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    See BS 'News' ^ | 1/19/21 | Caroline Linton, Kathryn Watson
    resident Biden is holding his first press conference of 2022 on Wednesday, January 19, the eve of the first anniversary of when he took office. The press conference comes as his presidency - and the country - is struggling amid the Omicron COVID-19 surge and rising inflation, and as his signature legislation, Build Back Better, is stalled in Congress. CBSN will carry Mr. Biden's press conference live. A CBS News poll released Sunday showed that 50% of Americans are "frustrated" by his residency so far, followed by 49% who are "disappointed" and 40% who are nervous. Just 25% said they...
  • Voodoo Worshippers Gather in Benin to Pay Their Respects

    01/18/2022 11:22:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    In Benin, worshippers of Voodoo, a religion that worships gods and natural spirits, have gathered to pay their respects to the deities. The meeting takes place on the beach in Ouidah, a former slave trading hub, by the Atlantic Ocean. Mami Wata is the most revered deity. Lydia Bourgade is a tourist and followed the ceremony from a distance. "It's interesting for me since it's the first time I've seen this, so it's my first festival. I hope I will learn a lot about what Voodoo is and the different branches it can have", sha said. Mami Wata represents the...
  • Heartbroken Parents Warn of 'True Pandemic' After Tavistock Teenager's Death

    01/18/2022 10:47:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    DevonLive ^ | 18 JAN 2022 | Anita Merritt
    Darcy Grace Hollinson was tragically just 17-years-old when she took her lifeThe parents of a loving 17-year-old teenager who tragically ended her life have warned that the 'true pandemic' isn't Covid-19, but mental health. Darcy Grace Hollinson was due to soon finish her A-levels at Plymouth High School for Girls when she was found unresponsive at her home in Tavistock on April 14, 2021, at around 9.15pm. An inquest at Exeter’s County Hall today, January 18, heard that despite resuscitation attempts she was unable to be revived following a suicide attempt. Darcy had been struggling with her mental health for...
  • Drunken Driver Does ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Jump Over Michigan Bridge: Police

    01/18/2022 6:12:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    PENNLive ^ | Jan. 15, 2022 | Marie Weidmayer
    A driver did a “Dukes of Hazzard” style jump over a freeway bridge Thursday evening. The 25-year-old Kalamazoo man was driving south on U.S. 131 when he left the freeway at 142nd Avenue in Dorr Township in Allegan County, around 2:05 p.m. on Jan. 14, Michigan State Police said. The man’s black Chevrolet Impala left the road, drove up the embankment, went airborne and hit a road sign before landing on the other side of the bridge, police said. The man was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation and a blood draw after troopers saw signs that he...