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  • Ramaswamy endorses Rick Scott in Senate GOP leadership race

    05/24/2024 2:04:33 AM PDT · by RandFan · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/24 11:28 AM ET | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Recent presidential candidate and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy has endorsed Florida Sen. Rick Scott (R) as “by far the best choice” to succeed Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), a reflection of the early support Scott’s leadership bid is picking up among prominent conservatives. “Rick Scott is *BY FAR* the best choice among those running for Senate Republican Leader,” Ramaswamy, who dropped out of the White House race earlier this year, said in a post on the social platform X. “He successfully led a big business & a big state, there’s no doubt he can do this job. “He also possesses...
  • Follow-up on Steven Van Zant Article posted by NickCaraway!

    05/23/2024 11:21:40 PM PDT · by Notch · 5 replies
    Excellent Radio 107.9 FM - KYXZ-LP - FM 107.9 - Grover Beach, CA - Listen Online Sent using Yandex.Browser for mobile ( This is one of original Pirate Radio station still putting out great music. All genres, new and old. Plenty of great stuff and not overloaded with the same worn out Classics. Something for everyone. Enjoy!
  • Hike the Hundred (Santa Clara County, CA)

    05/23/2024 9:03:00 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 7 replies
    Join us in celebrating Stevens Creek County Park’s 100th anniversary by completing the Hike the Hundred Challenge. Rack up 100 points in 100 days! There are 13 curated trails at 12 parks where participants go on a scavenger hunt for our Park's unique findings. ​​​​There are six ways to collect your points: Visiting the park (5 points) - Take a selfie in front of the park sign.Plant (2 points) - ID the plant and take of picture (careful not to touch if its poison oak or thorny!)Building (2 points) - Take a picture of the chosen building.Structure (2 points) -...
  • Rand Paul Eyes New Witness in Push to Take Down Fauci

    05/23/2024 7:42:15 PM PDT · by RandFan · 8 replies
    Newsweek / MSN ^ | May 23 | Matthew Impelli
    Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul is eyeing a new witness in hopes of taking down Dr. Anthony Fauci. On Thursday, Paul appeared on Fox Business Network's Mornings with Maria to discuss new reports on Fauci, the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and his ex-senior adviser, Dr. David Morens, following an investigation by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. "David Morens is basically Anthony Fauci's fixer. He's been there with him for two decades. You could think of him as sort of Michael Cohen ... Anthony Fauci's Michael Cohen," Paul said, alluding...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe Memorial Day Weekend ~ 24 May 2024

    05/23/2024 5:59:04 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 69 replies
    May 23, 2024 | The Grand Old Flag
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' CafeSALUTE Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. I'm thinking something cold and tangy. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. Remember those who gave ALL this weekend.No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You...
  • Rand Paul endorses GOP Utah Senate candidate to replace Romney, says he's the 'type of Republican' needed

    05/23/2024 12:35:15 PM PDT · by RandFan · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23 | By Kyle Morris
    A Utah Senate candidate who vowed to "push back against the establishment" if he's elected has earned the support of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who said he is the "type of Republican" needed in the upper chamber to replace retiring GOP Sen. Mitt Romney. Paul endorsed Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs on Thursday, backing a man who gained notoriety in 2020 for his opposition to mask mandates amid the coronavirus pandemic. "In 2024, Utah will elect a Republican no matter what. It's about what type of Republican," Paul said in a statement shared with Fox News Digital. "We need someone who...
  • NIH adviser David Morens can’t recall if he deleted COVID records, laughs off Fauci FOIA evasions

    05/22/2024 11:25:45 PM PDT · by RandFan · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 22 | Josh Christenson
    A top adviser at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) deleted records critical to uncovering the origins of COVID-19 — and used a “secret back channel” to help Dr. Anthony Fauci and a federal grantee that funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China, evade transparency. NIH senior adviser Dr. David Morens improperly conducted official government business from his private email account and solicited help from the NIH’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) office to dodge records requests, according to emails revealed in a memo by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, which The Post obtained Wednesday. “[I] learned from...
  • Rand Paul requests Department of Justice to investigate top Fauci aide

    05/22/2024 11:20:37 PM PDT · by RandFan · 6 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | May 22 | By Christopher Tremoglie
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) sent a letter to the Department of Justice, urging them to open a formal investigation into Dr. David Morens for the alleged “improper concealment and intentional destruction of records.” Morens, a former top aide to Dr. Anthony Fauci and current Senior Advisor to the Director at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is accused of engaging in corrupt behavior to skirt the rules on various issues, the least of which involved investigations from the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. It is believed that Morens engaged in a cover-up and destroyed vital records and communications related...
  • Will it ever end? [Video shows a group of teens assaulting one person who was just standing there]

    05/22/2024 8:33:33 PM PDT · by grundle · 45 replies
    X ^ | May 21, 2024 | James Woods
    Will it ever end?
  • Sickening new video shows Hamas line up female Israeli soldiers on Oct. 7: ‘Here are the girls who can get pregnant’

    05/22/2024 6:08:56 PM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2024 | Ronny Reyes and Reuven Fenton
    Harrowing video released Wednesday shows the moment five female Israeli soldiers — covered in blood and surrounded by the bodies of their massacred comrades — were threatened with rape then taken away to Gaza by Hamas terrorists on Oct. 7. Bodycam footage from the Hamas gunmen shows the moment the young women, operating at the Nahal Oz base outside the Gaza Strip, were handcuffed and pressed against a wall while still in pajamas. In the sickening video, the terrorists could be heard gloating and announcing their apparent plans to sexually assault the soldiers. “Here are the girls who can get...
  • BuzzFeed stock soars after Vivek acquires activist stake

    05/22/2024 5:19:01 PM PDT · by RandFan · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | May 22 | By Krystal Hur, CNN
    BuzzFeed’s stock is soaring after former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramasamy revealed that he’s taken an activist stake in the beleaguered media company in a bid to adjust the firm’s strategy. Shares of BuzzFeed gained about 20% on Wednesday after a securities filing revealed that Ramaswamy has acquired a 7.7% stake in the company. The stock popped more than 82% earlier in the day at its highs. “Stay tuned,” Ramaswamy told CNN through spokesperson Tricia McLaughlin. In a statement, BuzzFeed Inc said: “BuzzFeed is purposely structured to protect its editorial integrity. We are always open to hearing ideas from our...
  • Crews respond to massive fire at Redwood City [CA] metal scrapyard

    05/22/2024 5:11:33 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 10 replies
    KRON TV / Yahoo! ^ | May 22, 2024 | Hamza Fahmy
    The Redwood City [CA] Fire Department and Mountain View [CA] Fire Department crews are responding to a large fire at Sims Metal, a metal recycling facility on Seaport Blvd. in Redwood City. Fire officials shared news of the fire at approximately 3:20 p.m. Thick, dark smoke is in the air, accompanied by “the smell of burning plastic,” fire crews said. Stabbing reported at high school in Gilroy Officials said there is potential for smoke impacts in the area and downwind neighborhoods. Smoke is making its way to Sunnyvale, but Sunnyvale’s Department of Public Safety said there is no active fire...
  • Teens who use marijuana are more likely to suffer psychotic disorders, study finds

    05/22/2024 4:39:13 PM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 22, 2024 | Akshay Syal, M.D.
    The new research is more evidence linking cannabis to an increased risk of mental health disorders, including schizophrenia, anxiety and depression, particularly in adolescence. Teenagers who used cannabis within the last year had a dramatically higher rate of developing a psychotic disorder, according to a study published Wednesday. The study, led by researchers from the University of Toronto, found an 11 times higher risk of developing a psychotic disorder among teenagers who used cannabis compared with those who did not. When the analysis was limited to just emergency room visits and hospitalizations, there was a 27-fold increase in psychotic disorders...
  • Rick Scott joins three-way Senate leadership race to replace McConnell

    05/22/2024 4:28:00 PM PDT · by RandFan · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/22/24 5:44 PM ET | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON -
    Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) on Wednesday announced he will join the race to replace retiring Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), throwing a wild card in the race to head a potential new Senate GOP majority in 2025. Scott’s decision to jump into the race gives his Senate Republican colleagues a more conservative alternative to Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), who announced their ambitions to succeed McConnell earlier this year. While Thune and Cornyn are highly respected conservative senators, they haven’t been as willing to challenge McConnell’s leadership as Scott, who has urged Senate Republicans to develop...
  • As AI tools get smarter, they’re growing more covertly racist, experts find

    05/22/2024 12:01:10 PM PDT · by Demiurge2 · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/16/24 | Betsy Reed
    Popular artificial intelligence tools are becoming more covertly racist as they advance, says an alarming new report. A team of technology and linguistics researchers revealed this week that large language models like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Gemini hold racist stereotypes about speakers of African American Vernacular English, or AAVE, an English dialect created and spoken by Black Americans.... (more)
  • Boeing Starliner historic crewed launch delayed again indefinitely

    05/22/2024 8:02:52 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 12 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 5/22/24 | Celina Chakraborty
    Saturday target date for the highly anticipated crewed maiden voyage of Boeing’s Starliner is now off the table — and NASA has not immediately named a new one. “The team has been in meetings for two consecutive days, assessing flight rationale, system performance, and redundancy,” NASA said in a statement. “There is still forward work in these areas, and the next possible launch opportunity is still being discussed.” The update comes after several previous delays this month, and a week after Starliner mission teams reported a small helium leak in the service module of the spacecraft. They traced the leak...
  • Climate change is making turbulence worse, although deaths are still rare, experts say

    05/21/2024 6:12:21 PM PDT · by jerod · 37 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 21, 2024 | Natalie Stechyson
    Most people who have flown have likely felt their stomach drop when the "fasten seatbelt" sign switches on during a bumpy flight, but turbulence can be severe and experts warn it's becoming more common. "Turbulence fatalities on commercial flights are fortunately very rare, but have sadly increased by one today," Paul Williams, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Reading, U.K., told CBC News in an email interview. On Tuesday, one passenger was killed and 30 were injured after a Singapore Airlines flight from London hit severe turbulence en route, forcing it to make an emergency landing in...
  • Biden To Sell Off 1M Barrels Of Gasoline Held In Reserve To Keep Prices Low Before Election

    05/21/2024 3:14:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/21/24 | Steven Nelson
    The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it will sell off 1 million barrels of gasoline held in case of emergencies — with the Energy Department explicitly citing an interest in keeping gas prices low over the summer driving season ahead of the November election. The fuel will be released from the Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve, a component of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve that was established in 2014 after Superstorm Sandy disrupted gasoline supplies in the New York City area. “The Biden-Harris Administration is laser focused on lowering prices at the pump for American families, especially as drivers hit the road...
  • Meet The College Student Whose Life Was Destroyed By A Hate Crime Hoax

    05/21/2024 11:59:45 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 20, 2024 | Gage Klipper
    Morgan Bettinger was just a regular college student — until one unlucky encounter with a Black Lives Matter activist brought her whole world crashing down. She was branded racist and forced to defend herself for years against a country determined to destroy her. The only problem: none of the accusations were true. Hate crime hoaxes like the type perpetrated against Morgan have become an all-too-common part of American life. We all know the big stories: Jussie Smollet and his hired attackers; Bubba Wallace and the garage door noose; Michael Brown and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.” These stories faced hyper-scrutiny in...
  • Yellen sees 'possibility' of $50 billion Ukraine loan from seized Russian assets

    05/21/2024 10:43:37 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 53 replies
    LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said there was a possibility Group of Seven nations would support Ukraine by as much as $50 billion using loans linked to seized Russian assets, Sky News reported on Tuesday. "I believe it's important for the G7 to work together to show a united front and to show that we can generate meaningful resources to support Ukraine over the next several years," she told Sky News.