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  • Hemp Makes a Comeback in the Construction Industry

    01/26/2023 6:14:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/26 | Pedro Garcia
    Weary of his life as a computer engineer, in 2010 Elad Kaspin packed his bags and travelled the world.Mr Kaspin wanted a break from Israel, describing life in the country as complicated. "I knew I didn't want to live there, in spite of having a good life with a good salary," he says. After two years of travelling, he arrived in Colos, a village in southern Portugal, between the towns of Odemira and Ourique. He liked it so much he decided to stay. He was not the only one. In recent years the region has seen a wave of migrants,...
  • Archaeologist Hails Possibly 'Oldest' Mummy Yet Found in Egypt

    01/26/2023 6:07:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 26 Jan 2023
    Egyptologists have uncovered a Pharaonic tomb near the capital Cairo containing what may be the oldest and "most complete" mummy yet to be discovered in the country, the excavation team leader said on Thursday (Jan 26. The 4,300-year-old mummy was found at the bottom of a 15-metre shaft in a recently uncovered group of fifth and sixth dynasty tombs near the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Zahi Hawass, director of the team, told reporters. The mummy, of a man named Hekashepes, was in a limestone sarcophagus that had been sealed in mortar.
  • Intoxicated 81-year-old woman arrested for kicking officer in the groin

    01/26/2023 5:07:52 PM PST · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    WFLA ^ | 1/26/2023 | Rob Garguilo
    Cape Coral, FL - An 81-year-old woman was arrested for kicking an officer in the groin during a drunken outburst at a Southwest Florida restaurant. According to police, the woman, identified as Clarella Potter, tried to punch restaurant staff at Fathoms Restaurant and Bar in Cape Coral. Employees called the Cape Coral Police Department for assistance. When officers arrived, they realized Potter was heavily intoxicated and asked if she had a family member who could take her home. Potter's drunken behavior turned to anger and she grabbed an officer by the back of the neck. Despite being moved to a...
  • Topless woman allegedly smashes Jesus statue in North Dakota cathedral

    01/26/2023 4:26:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 26, 2023 | Patrick Reilly
    Surveillance footage provided to police by the church showed Reynolds, 35, enter the church and knock over a potted plant. She then approached a large statue of Jesus, ripped it off the wall and smashed it on the ground, according to court documents. She can then be seen leaving the church in the video. Police detained Reynolds after she tried to run away and said she was unable to answer basic questions. Police estimate the statue could cost up to $11,500 to repair or replace, according to KVRR. Reynolds was charged with criminal mischief, driving under the influence and providing...
  • Non-cents! Scottish lottery winner Colin Weir blew record-breaking $50M before death

    01/26/2023 3:11:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 26, 2023 | Natalie O'Neill
    One of the UK’s biggest lottery winners burned through a mind-blowing $50 million in eight years — splurging on a soccer team, race horses and extravagant cars — before his luck ran out, documents revealed Thursday. Colin Weir, of North Ayrshire, Scotland, spent a stunning $131,000 per week after winning a record-breaking $257.6 million EuroMillions jackpot in 2011, according to The Independent. Weir, a former cameraman married to a nurse, bought a 55 percent share in Glasgow’s Partick Thistle Football Club before he died of sepsis at age 72 in 2019, the outlet reported.
  • Thomas College Student Who Died Suddenly Was Training to Become an Oakland Police Officer

    01/26/2023 2:45:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Press Herald ^ | Zara Norman
    Family and friends of Dustin Allard said the 21-year-old was ambitious and wanted "to make a difference in the lives of others."A 21-year-old Thomas College student who died suddenly last week was an ambitious “go-getter” who was training to become and Oakland County police officer, his friends and family said. The parents of Dustin Allard of Monmouth said in an email that Allard died Jan. 18 from a brain tumor “nobody knew he had.” “He was never sick ...
  • Photographer Who Lived 'Crazy Beautiful Life' Dies Suddenly

    01/26/2023 2:33:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Liverpool Echo ^ | 25 JAN 2023 | Abigail Nicholson
    Ant Clausen was on holiday in New Zealand when he died in the waterA much-loved photographer who lived a "crazy beautiful life" has died suddenly. Anthony Paul Clausen, 47, known to friends as Ant, died while on holiday in New Zealand on January 21. Ant was a professional freelance photographer who was born in New Zealand but lived in Liverpool with his wife, Natalia, and two daughters Scarlett and Liberty. His family published a heartfelt tribute on his Instagram page where they said he lost his "crazy beautiful life" in the water. The post, which was written by his wife,...
  • BREAKING: Young Female Footballer in Spain Dies Suddenly as Real Madrid Lead Tributes

    01/26/2023 2:27:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    EuroWeekly News ^ | 26 January 2023 | Matthew Roscoe
    SPANISH football giants Real Madrid have led tributes to a young female footballer who has died suddenly in Spain. Spanish side Sporting Club de Huelva announced that Estrella Martín, who was also a regular member of Spain’s U-15 women’s national team, had died suddenly. No further information has been released. “Sporting Club de Huelva deeply regrets to announce the death this morning of our player Estrella Martín Rasco in her native Ayamonte,” the club wrote. “A member of our youth ranks, the player, a cadet player and a regular member of the U-15 women’s national team, left us today in...
  • Tucker Carlson eviscerates Department of Justice coverup of Jeffrey Epstein’s death

    01/26/2023 1:57:13 PM PST · by Sam77 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01-26-23 | Thomas Lifson
    It’s been long enough since the highly suspicious death of Jeffrey Epstein in the federal lockup in Manhattan that the very popular meme “Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself” is no longer as pervasive as it once was. But in the interim, the coverup has continued and deepened. Kudos to Tucker Carlson for using the opening segment of his show last night, the highest-rated cable news program, to go over the insulting propositions that federal officials, notably including former AG William Barr, have tried to get the public to accept. Tucker dryly noted that Barr did not accept an invitation to...
  • Hawaii #1 State in U.S. for Life Expectancy

    01/26/2023 1:04:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    KITV ^ | Jan 17, 2023 | Kathryn Doorey Kathrynd Kathryn Doorey Digital Content Producer Author email
    A recent study listed Hawaii as the top state in America for the longest average life expectancy. Those living in Hawaii can expect to live to an average of 80.7 years. The Aloha state was the only state to crack the 80-year milestone. The national average life expectancy for men in the U.S. is 73.5 years old, while the average for women is 79.3 years age. Washington State (#2), Minnesota (#3) California (#4-tie), and Massachusetts (#4-tie) rounded out the list, with averages around 79 years old. Life expectancies declined nationwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the study.
  • LSU student Madison Brooks died from 'multiple traumatic injuries' after being hit by car, coroner reveals: Good Samaritans gave CPR in pouring rain after she was 'dumped by her accused rapists at 3am'

    01/26/2023 8:04:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 64 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 26, 2023 | Emma James
    A coroner confirmed that Madi Brooks died from 'multiple traumatic injuries' when she was hit by a car after allegedly being raped. Two Good Samaritans reportedly stopped to perform CPR on the 19-year-old sophomore LSU student after the collision on January 15. East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office says that they were guided by first responders on the phone in the pouring rain after Madi was hit by the ride-share car. Before the incidents, she was reportedly raped by a 17-year-old boy, who has not been identified, and Kaivon Washingon, 18. Both have been arrested and charged with third-degree rape,...
  • Fed needs mortgage-backed securities exit plan 'earlier than later,' George says

    01/26/2023 7:01:32 AM PST · by millenial4freedom · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/23/2023 | Howard Schneider
    Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George has urged her colleagues to come to terms "earlier than later" on a plan for the U.S. central bank to exit the mortgage-backed securities (MBS) market and be more explicit on how bond purchases will figure into future monetary policy.
  • More than half of LGBTQ parents in Florida say they are considering leaving the state

    01/26/2023 2:43:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/24/23 | Brooke Migdon
    More than half of LGBTQ parents in Florida are considering moving their families to another state over concerns that a new Florida education law – known to its critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” law – stigmatizes LGBTQ identities and creates a hostile learning environment for LGBTQ children or students with LGBTQ family members. In a report issued Tuesday by the Williams Institute, a public policy research institute based at the UCLA of Law, and Clark University in Massachusetts, 56 percent of LGBTQ parents surveyed said they were considering leaving Florida over concerns about how the new law may impact...
  • California judge issues preliminary injunction blocking COVID ‘misinformation’ law: reports

    01/26/2023 12:08:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 25, 2023 9:47pm EST | Greg Wehner
    A California judge issued a preliminary injunction against a state law that empowers the Medical Board of California to discipline physicians who support opinions about COVID-19 that are not in line with the “consensus,” according to reports. The law, known as Assembly Bill 2098, was set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2023. Under the law, the Medical Board of California and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California could discipline physicians who “disseminate” information about COVID that is not in line with the “contemporary scientific consensus.” But in November, a group of five California physicians filed a lawsuit against California...
  • Florida woman targeted Holocaust survivor in $2.8M romance scam, feds say

    01/25/2023 6:47:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    ClickOrlando.com ^ | January 25, 2023 | Christie Zizo
    ORLANDO, Fla. – An Orlando woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of a romance scam that drained an 87-year-old Holocaust survivor of his life savings, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Prosecutors and the FBI say Peaches Stergo, 36, of Championsgate met the victim on a dating website six or seven years ago, and in 2017 asked to borrow money to pay a lawyer who was refusing to release funds from an injury settlement. According to the federal indictment, over the next few years, Stergo repeatedly demanded the victim deposit money into her bank accounts, saying if he didn’t they would...
  • S.F. judge in DePape case allows access to dramatic video, audio footage of attack

    01/25/2023 4:47:00 PM PST · by Jayster · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 26, 2023 | Annie Vainshtein
    A San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that dramatic audio and video recordings captured the night David DePape allegedly bludgeoned Paul Pelosi with a hammer at his San Francisco home could be publicly released. In a short hearing Wednesday afternoon, Judge Stephen Murphy sided with a group of media outlets, including ABC, NBC, KQED, Politico, The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle, in granting access to the footage, though the timing on when the actual files will be released is not yet certain.
  • New Mexico lawmakers propose bill to chemically castrate pedophiles as parole condition

    01/25/2023 4:21:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/25/23 | Louis Casiano
    Certain sex offenders in New Mexico would be required to undergo chemical castration as a condition of their parole, according to a bill being proposed by state lawmakers. Reps. John Block of Alamogordo and Stefani Lord, both Republicans, said House Bill 128 would be a "commonsense" step to protect children from pedophiles. "Passage of this commonsense bill is the very least we can do to protect children in our communities from the horrific threat of pedophiles," Block told Fox News Digital. "The New Mexico Legislature must now choose to either stand on the side of children’s safety by passing our...
  • Math too 'white' and 'cisheteropatriarchal' says Vanderbilt prof

    01/25/2023 1:44:16 PM PST · by Sam77 · 154 replies
    The post Millennium ^ | 01-25-23 | Olivia Rondeau
    A Vanderbilt math professor criticized the subject for being too "white" and "cisheteropatriarchal" in a lecture he presented at a major mathematician conference earlier this month. Luis Leyva, an assistant professor of mathematics at Vanderbilt Peabody College of Education and Human Development in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Joint Mathematics Meeting on January 4 delivered a lecture titled "Undergraduate Mathematics Education as a White, Cisheteropatriarchal Space and Opportunities for Structural Disruption to Advance Queer of Color Justice."
  • Florida Man Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Steal Polymers that Caused Losses of More Than $4.1 Million

    01/25/2023 1:37:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    CLEVELAND – A Parkland, Florida, man pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, to devising a scheme that defrauded several companies involved in the sale of polymers, including one business in Northeast Ohio, and multiple logistic companies, causing losses of more than $4.1 million. According to court documents, from July 2013 to January 2020, Terrence Anderson, 66, devised a scheme to steal shipments of polymers from businesses involved in the sale of the chemicals. The scheme was achieved, in part, by fraudulently obtaining services from logistic companies involved in processing rail shipments. Court documents show that Anderson owned and operated...
  • Matt Gaetz: “They Had to Accuse Trump of Colluding with Russia Because He Was the Only One Who Wasn’t”

    01/25/2023 1:20:26 PM PST · by Sam77 · 5 replies
    The Daily Fetched ^ | 01-25-2023 | Jason Walsh
    Matt Gaetz joined Steve Bannon on the War Room to discuss the Deep State’s reaction to the unfolding Biden classified document scandal. Gaetz recalled how Americans, who saw the Russian Collusion sham for what it was, were branded conspiracy theorists.