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  • Polarizing umpire Angel Hernandez set to immediately retire from MLB

    05/27/2024 7:31:47 PM PDT · by TBP · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 27, 2024 | Christian Arnold
    One of MLB’s most infamous umpires, Ángel Hernández, is planning on retiring on Tuesday, The Post’s Jon Heyman confirmed.USA Today first reported the news late Monday night. Major League Baseball and Hernández were negotiating a financial settlement over the past two weeks and came to an agreement during the holiday weekend, according to the report. Hernández, a Cuban-American, is viewed by far as the league’s most controversial umpire for his propensity to miss calls and had previously sued for racial discrimination back in 2017, claiming that he had been passed over for World Series assignments and a crew chief position...
  • Our President, The Pathological Liar

    05/27/2024 1:34:59 PM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 34 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | May 27, 2024 | Jeff Crouere
    On Saturday, President Joe Biden gave the commencement address to graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point. In his speech, Biden once again lied about receiving an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. Biden claimed he “was one of 10” appointed by Senator Boggs, who he later defeated in his 1972 Senate race. Biden said, “I’d found out two days earlier they had a quarterback named Roger Staubach and a halfback named Joe Bellino. I said, ‘I’m not going there.’ I went to Delaware. Not a joke.”
  • Gaza death toll ratio: 15,000 Arab "palestinian" butchers among the 24,000 (pallyweid)

    05/27/2024 12:54:42 PM PDT · by Freeleesy · 6 replies
    Based on google search / quote from TOI
    Even with Islamists using their civilian poulation... Google search, capturedGaza death toll: "Only some 24,000 fatalities have been identified at hospitals. The tolls, which cannot be verified, include some 15,000 terror operatives Israel says it has killed in battle."
  • Mike Tyson Suffers Apparent Medical Emergency on Plane From Miami to Los Angeles

    05/27/2024 9:01:17 AM PDT · by rod5591 · 33 replies
    In Touch Weekly ^ | May 27, 2024 | Katherine Schaffstall
    Is Mike Tyson OK? Eyewitnesses exclusively tell In Touch that the professional boxer had an apparent medical emergency on board a flight from Miami to Los Angeles on Sunday, May 26. “Mike had some kind of medical emergency on the plane and paramedics boarded,” says the eyewitness. “Before the paramedics arrived the flight issued an announcement asking for a doctor — the message even came on everyone’s screens. Once the plane landed at LAX, it was delayed another 25 minutes as the passengers waited to get off the plane while the paramedics dealt with Mike. “Thankfully Mr. Tyson is doing...
  • Garlin Conner posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War II. He was honored during a ceremony at the White House on June 26, 2018.

    05/27/2024 7:51:59 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 12 replies ^ | December 29, 2018 | Medal of Honor Museum
    Garlin Conner posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War II. He was honored during a ceremony at the White House where his wife accepted his Medal on June 26, 2018. His citation reads:The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, March 3rd, 1863, has awarded in the name of Congress the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Garlin M. Conner, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his own life above and beyond the call of duty. First Lieutenant Garlin M. Conner distinguished himself by...
  • The story of Owen J. Baggett, the B-24 Copilot who shot down a Japanese Zero with his Colt .45 while hanging from his open parachute after he bailed out from his stricken Liberator

    05/27/2024 6:59:51 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 49 replies ^ | Jan 22 2022 | Dario Leone
    SNIPOn Mar. 31, 1943, the Pandaveswar based (northwest of Calcutta) 7th Bomb Group (BG)’s 9th Bomb Squadron was dispatched to destroy a railroad bridge at Pyinmana, about halfway between Rangoon and Mandalay and near two active enemy fighter bases. The formation was led by Col. Conrad F. Necrason, 7th BG commander. The B-24 on his right wing was piloted by 1st Lt. Lloyd Jensen whose copilot was 2d Lt. Owen J. Baggett. On that mission, Baggett was to earn a distinction believed to be unique in Air Force history.Before reaching the target, the B-24s were attacked by Zero fighters.Baggett’s plane...
  • Infrastructure bill of 2021. How many projects have been completed? H.R.3684 - Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

    05/26/2024 9:52:21 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    H.R.3684 - Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 117th Congress (2021-2022) How many projects have been completed?
  • Trump, Who Wants To Execute Drug Dealers, Promises To Free Ross Ulbricht

    05/26/2024 5:51:58 PM PDT · by Miami Rebel · 37 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | 5/26/2024 | Billy Binion
    "We're going to be asking everyone who sells drugs, gets caught selling drugs," former President Donald Trump said in November 2022 as he launched his 2024 presidential campaign, "to receive the death penalty for their heinous acts." That promise was not an offhand remark; it has been core to Trump's platform. Which made one of his comments yesterday at the Libertarian National Convention all the more interesting. "I will commute the sentence of Ross Ulbricht," he said, referring to the man serving two life sentences plus 40 years for a slew of convictions, including distributing narcotics. Ulbricht's legal troubles stem...
  • Q ~ Trust Trump's Plan ~ 05/26/2024 Vol.493, Q Day 2403

    05/26/2024 1:16:50 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 247 replies ^ | 5/26/2024 | FReeQs, FReepers, LurQers and Vanity
    WE WILL NEVER FORGETh/t 🐷 Thank you to all those who have sacrificed for us."Mansions of the Lord" performed by the Cadet Glee Club of West Pointh/t LonePalmQ has reminded us repeatedly that together, we are strong. As the false "narrative" is destroyed and the divisive machinery put in place by the Deep State fails, the fact that patriotism has no skin color or political party is exposed for all to see. 3038 Mar 12, 2019 2:55:14 PM EDTQ !!mG7VJxZNCI ID: 4fe510 No. 5643022>Decide for yourself (be free from outside opinion).>Decide for yourself (be objective in your conclusions).>Decide for...

    05/26/2024 8:13:24 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 93 replies
    Original Content | 5/26/2024 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Announcing the first annual Memorial Day artificial intelligence image creation competition.Here are a few of my entries:Yaujta LOVE playing practical jokes on policemen!But The Predator does respect our policeman and it protects them when they are in danger.Yaujta also loves the little children!I bet you didn't know that in the 1700's, most pirate captains were Predators!In most episodes of Cops: 2321, you will routinely see Xenomorphs pulled over for drug offenses.
  • Perpetual Generator……….. Free Electricity, Forever

    05/26/2024 6:02:10 AM PDT · by bert · 112 replies
    Vanity ^ | 5/24/2024 | bert
    The post is to present to the Free Republic assemblage of great technical thinkers a concept that seems to be an improbable and irrational prospect but is in fact a real conundrum. A generator has been created that produces the electric wattage to drive an electric motor that causes the rotor of the generator to spin and produce the electric current. Not only does the generator produce the power to run the motor, but it produces a considerable excess for other electric devices. The generator produces free energy, forever. The video depicting the fabrication and assembly of the generator/motor is...
  • How Should We Respond to European Recognition of a Palestinian State?

    05/25/2024 3:59:48 PM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 33 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | May 25, 2024 | Dr. Michael Brown
    On May 22, the nations of Norway, Spain and Ireland announced their intentions to recognize a Palestinian state. As reported in the Epoch Times, the announcement prompted “Israel to immediately recall its ambassadors to the three nations.How should we respond?
  • Can an administrator please explain why my thread regarding Grayson Murray was deleted?

    05/25/2024 3:49:05 PM PDT · by Toespi · 35 replies
    I posted the breaking news regarding the death of Grayson Murray over three hours ago. In fact, it was within five minutes of it being announced on CBS Soorts. It has been removed and replaced by two other threads one, beginning at 5:35 and the other at 6:01. I would just like to know why. Thank you.
  • Dog vs. Cat: A Comprehensive Comparison of Our Favorite Companions

    05/25/2024 12:55:26 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 53 replies
    Furrista ^ | 6/27/23 |
    In the annals of pet ownership, two species reign supreme – Dog vs. Cat. They’ve become integral parts of our lives, and each brings a distinct range of traits and characteristics. Heralded as “man’s best friend,” dogs are known for their loyalty, playfulness, and ability to form strong bonds with their owners. Cats, while also deeply attached to their human companions, showcase independence. They are agile, graceful, and often mysterious, keeping their owners constantly intrigued. The choice between a dog and a cat often depends on personal preference and lifestyle. Let’s explore the unique qualities of these beloved companions...
  • Universal Basic Employment program aiming to reduce poverty in Cleveland

    05/25/2024 11:06:18 AM PDT · by EBH · 29 replies
    The program will give 100 people in one of Cleveland’s neighborhoods a wage subsidy or guaranteed salary of $50,000 a year for three years. Participants will also receive health insurance through their employer. “Dignifying historically low wage work and beyond the direct care industry thinking about jobs like that turnover hospital beds and also jobs that happen in community through local coffee shops and diners and things like that,” Cotten said. Councilmember Stephanie Howse-Jones said the city council voted to invest $600,000 into the pilot. She said this program could be beneficial for both employees and businesses. “In this pilot,...
  • Ex-US attorney makes bold prediction for Trump verdict (Acquittal)

    05/25/2024 9:39:56 AM PDT · by Signalman · 23 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 5/24/2024 | Fox Business
    Former U.S. attorney Guy Lewis provides his thoughts on New York v. Trump ahead of closing arguments, the impact of the trial on the judicial system and the DOJ urged to prosecute Michael Cohen. Lewis predicts Trump will be acquitted.
  • ‘I don’t know how this happened’: A $3B secret program undermining Biden’s tech policy |The Commerce Department was expecting to hand out new federal money to high-tech research. (Congress sent it to a secretive natsec program instead)

    05/24/2024 8:32:21 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/24/2024 | Christine Mui
    A backroom Washington deal brokered two years ago is undercutting a key part of President Joe Biden’s policy to grow the national high-tech manufacturing base — pushing more than $3 billion into a secretive national-security project promoted by chipmaker Intel.In recent weeks, Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have been taking victory laps for the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act, a law intended to create jobs and fund innovation in a key global industry. It has already launched a series of grants, incentives and research proposals to help America regain its cutting-edge status in global semiconductor manufacturing.But quietly, in...
  • Socialist Website Criticizes Walmart Over “Starvation Wages” – But Walmart Often Pays More Than They Do

    05/24/2024 3:06:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies
    Red Voice Media ^ | May 24, 2024
    Socialist propaganda website Jacobin was the subject of a hilarious community note on X when posting an article about Walmart’s first-quarter profits. The site posted the article “Walmart Is Still Putting Ebenezer Scrooge to Shame” on Monday, May 20. It described the retailer as “infamous for its starvation wages.” “The surge is a result of its strategic shift toward catering to affluent shoppers while its full-time workers continue to rely on Medicaid and food stamps,” the post added. However, social media users were quick to point out the low rates of pay for Jacobin’s writers, who are only paid $0.07...
  • Government sues Ticketmaster owner and asks court to break up company’s monopoly on live events

    05/24/2024 1:11:34 PM PDT · by Miami Rebel · 26 replies
    The Justice Department sued Ticketmaster and its parent company Thursday, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America and asking a court to break up the system that squelches competition and drives up prices for fans. Filed in federal court in Manhattan, the sweeping antitrust lawsuit was brought with 30 state and district attorneys general and seeks to dismantle the monopoly they say is squeezing out smaller promoters, hurting artists and drowning ticket buyers in fees. Ticketmaster and its owner, Live Nation Entertainment, have a long history of clashes with major artists and their fans, including...
  • Slovak Gunman Attacked Because of Views on Ukraine War, According to Confession

    05/24/2024 12:06:18 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 7 replies
    The shooting of Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico seems likely to be recognised as a terrorist attack after the gunman admitted he shot the head of government for political reasons.Slovak prosecutors have published comments by the man who confessed to shooting Prime Minister Robert Fico last week for the first time, offering the first official insight into motivations behind the attack that rocked Europe. The confession opens the way for the Slovak authorities to reclassify the attack from mere attempted murder to a terrorist attack. (snip) While Cintula said he disagreed with several of Fico’s policies and political reforms, according...