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  • LIVE! RS-25 Engine Hot Fire Test

    10/17/2023 11:25:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    The Launch Pad ^ | October 17, 2023 | The Launch Pad
    LIVE! RS-25 Engine Hot Fire Test #NASA #Artemis #RS25
  • Fed-up staff seethe over Boston U's antiracist center: 'Colossal waste of millions of dollars'

    09/22/2023 8:45:42 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2023 | Kristine Parks
    Current and former staff at Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research, gave a scathing assessment of its leadership, fiscal management and inability to meet goals, in Thursday's student newspaper. "The Center has very, very much failed to deliver on its promise. It’s been a colossal waste of millions of dollars," Spencer Piston told the student newspaper, The Daily Free Press. Piston is an associate professor of political science, who works as the faculty lead in the Policy office at the Center for Antiracist Research "CAR." Staff and faculty spoke out after CAR recently laid off at least 15-20 employees. Boston...
  • New cost estimate for high-speed rail puts California bullet train $100 billion in the red

    03/07/2023 2:38:51 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 58 replies
    Cal Matters ^ | MARCH 7, 2023 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN
    The latest report from the California High-Speed Rail Authority projects costs for the initial segment at $35 billion, which exceeds secured funding by $10 billion. Other segments of the system are likely to have their projected costs increase, too. The state hopes it will get more federal aid.
  • Ukraine needs from 40 to 48 billion US dollars to support the economy in 2023

    02/14/2023 5:38:43 AM PST · by JonPreston · 69 replies
    BNN ^ | 2/14/23 | BNN Newsroom
    Ukraine needs from 40 to 48 billion US dollars in financing to support the economy in 2023, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said.She also noted that the IMF is working on a program with Ukraine and supports it in conducting a “war economy”. The work is being carried out jointly with the USA and the EU.The IMF chief previously described the invasion of Ukraine as the “single most important negative factor” for the economy in 2022.
  • Ukraine Russia War Status update - Col Doug Macgregor The whole thing is on the verge of collapse

    12/03/2022 5:54:45 AM PST · by Cathi · 143 replies
    Judging Freedom ^ | November 28, 2022 | Colonel Douglas MacGregor
    MacGregor: Up until this time at night we have had freezing but during the day it has gone back up to 40 even 50 degrees. It has to drop below freezing and stay that way for at least two weeks. So if it is now below freezing and stays that way you can do the math. Your looking for something happening no earlier than the 10th; probably no later than the 19th of December. And you're talking about concentrations of Russian troops all the way around the country. We've accounted now formally, these are people who sit in front of...
  • U.S. Postal Service proposes price hikes to offset inflation

    10/08/2022 11:57:32 AM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 46 replies
    KVIA ^ | 10/8/2022 | CNN
    First class stamps would cost three cents more and mailing a postcard would increase by four cents. The agency is also looking to increase fees for P.O. box rentals, money orders, and insurance. The governors of the U.S. Postal Service already approved these hikes and the postal regulatory commission will review the proposal. If approved, the changes will take effect in January.
  • What Really Happened at 777 Pine Street? (a long but great read)

    06/19/2022 3:16:49 PM PDT · by dennisw · 11 replies
    Popular Mecahnics ^ | AUG 11, 2021 | by david howard
    They thought they were doing a renovation, not an exorcism. The house had other ideas We walked into the house for the first time on an impeccable autumn afternoon, the kind where the light takes on the hue of burnished gold. It was October of 2009, and we were looking at homes in a small, appealing town in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. The place had been staged for our visit, of course, but the red and burnt-yellow leaves falling from an old maple tree in the backyard twirled and waltzed with an unpremeditated perfection. There was a huge hearth and a...
  • Historically Hawkish Heritage Hits The Brakes On Ukraine Aid

    05/30/2022 4:29:54 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-30-2022
    In a striking indication of the American right’s increasingly skeptical view of costly foreign interventionism, the Heritage Foundation took an aggressive stance against the $40 billion aid package approved by Congress earlier this month. In a May 10 statement ahead of the House vote, Heritage executive director Jessica Anderson said, “This proposed Ukraine aid package takes money away from the priorities of the American people and recklessly sends our taxpayer dollars to a foreign nation without any accountability. America is struggling with record-setting inflation, debt, a porous border, crime and energy depletion yet progressives in Washington are prioritizing a $40...
  • Long Beach [CA] considers options for Queen Mary, including sinking the ship

    07/21/2021 1:47:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 81 replies
    LA Times ^ | Hugo Martin
    The aging Queen Mary could cost the city of Long Beach up to $175 million to preserve and maintain over the next 25 years but it could cost even more — up to $190 million — to recycle for scrap or sink into the ocean. Docked on the city’s shore since 1967, the former ocean liner has long been a challenge to operate. A 2017 study recommended that as much as $289 million worth of renovations and upgrades were needed to keep parts of the ship from flooding. According to documents filed recently in Bankruptcy Court, the Queen Mary needs...
  • Newsweek is unable to pay its bills, faces eviction

    02/27/2018 4:34:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Hot ^ | February 27, 2018 | John Sexton
    When we checked in with Newsweek last week, the magazine had just published a news article critical of the magazine’s owners. That article only saw the light of day after a number of reporters and editors threatened to quit if it were spiked. It came after two top editors were fired and a raid based on an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney. Today, the Daily Beast reports the struggling magazine is unable to pay its rent and may face eviction. Guardian Life Insurance, the sub-landlord for the company’s downtown Manhattan office, informed International Business Times Inc. in late November...
  • Cash Cow in Medjugorge [Catholic Caucus]

    05/19/2017 4:11:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | May 17, 2017 | TTC
    I knew there was something fishy in the Vatican's talking points in Medjugorje They are taking the position that the Blessed Mother likely appeared in Medjugorje seven times but following those appearances, the 'seers' have been lying. I think that's very generous. It's inconsistent with the Blessed Mother's nature to choose to appear to people whom she knew would lie about the messages she conveyed to them. I kept asking myself why on earth their solution to this mess was to set up shop parallel to the frauds and crooks. What's next? Setting up an office in pope Michael's "see"?...
  • UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'

    02/22/2017 5:15:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 7:44 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    The United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent catastrophic hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, yet just $90 million has been collected so far, Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday. With over 20 million people at risk of starvation over the next six months and famine already declared in parts of South Sudan, “we are facing a tragedy,” Guterres said. “We must avoid it becoming a catastrophe.” Convening reporters for a briefing at the U.N. headquarters, Guterres amplified concerns that U.N. officials and humanitarian groups have expressed in recent weeks about the...
  • UN humanitarian aid agency: Record $22.2B needed in 2017

    12/05/2016 5:15:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 4:53 AM EST | Jamey Keaten
    The U.N.’s humanitarian aid coordination agency says it and partners require a record $22.2 billion next year to help people hit by conflict and disasters around the world, a 10 percent increase from this year. The appeal announced Monday from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs seeks to help nearly 93 million people in 33 countries — nearly two-thirds of them in Africa. More than one-third of the total appeal — $8.1 billion — aims to help people in Syria and refugees from it, and another $4.4 billion would support people inside or fleeing war-torn Yemen and South...
  • Oak Island's lords of the ring

    06/12/2004 12:45:26 PM PDT · by SteveH · 7 replies · 229+ views
    The Halifax Herald Limited ^ | June 9, 2004 | Beverly Ware
    Oak Island's lords of the ring Frozen circle of dirt could solve mystery, say treasure hunters By BEVERLEY WARE / South Shore Bureau WESTERN SHORE - A frozen ring could finally solve the mystery of Oak Island. But this ring is no precious gem - it's a mass of frozen dirt. That's the premise of a plan devised by two geotechnical engineers intent on determining once and for all whether there's buried treasure on the 56-hectare island. "This is a good plan with a high chance of success in solving the mystery," said Les MacPhie, vice-president of SNC Lavalin subsidiary...
  • Did the ROMANS discover America? Radical theory claims sword found on Oak Island...

    12/17/2015 2:48:26 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 149 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Thursday, December 17, 2015 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    The researchers are basing their claims on a number of Roman discoveries in Oak Island... As well as the stone, they found carved stones on Oak Island also 'possess a language from the ancient Levant' according to Pulitzer. Other findings include a Roman legionnaire's whistle found on Oak Island in 1901, a Roman shield 'boss' and a small Roman head sculpture found in Mexico City in 1933. Another clue, in his report, is the presence of an invasive species of plant which was once used by Romans... 'The ceremonial sword came out of that shipwreck,' he told The Boston Standard....
  • Did the ROMANS discover America? Radical theory claims sword found on Oak Island suggests....

    12/19/2015 12:11:17 AM PST · by wille777 · 68 replies
    Researchers, led by Jovan Hutton Pulitzer, claim they have evidence that Roman ships visited North America 'during the first century or earlier.' Their theory centers on the discovery of what they believe to be a Roman sword on Oak Island, off Nova Scotia.

    08/09/2007 6:51:33 AM PDT · by oaster · 23 replies · 800+ views
    Oak Island Treasure ^ | August 8th 2007 | Keith Ranville
    Oak Island News Release NEW READING OF MYSTERIOUS OAK ISLAND INSCRIPTION Theory points to possible connection with nearby Birch Island FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HALIFAX, Nova Scotia: Wednesday, July 12th, 2006 - - For the past two centuries, the tunnels of Nova Scotia’s Oak Island have piqued the imagination of historians and treasure hunters alike. Now, a new theory by First Nations researcher Keith Ranville may add fresh speculation to the mystery. Based on a unique reading of an inscription once found in the “Money Pit,” Mr. Ranville believes that the answer to the riddle may be found on nearby Birch...
  • EPA spends millions on military-style weapons, watchdog group reports

    10/10/2015 10:56:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    The Environmental Protection Agency has spent millions of dollars over the last decade on military-style weapons to arm its 200 “special agents” to fight environmental crime. Among the weapons purchased are guns, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear and other military-style weaponry and surveillance activities, according to a new report by the watchdog group Open the Books. “Protecting the environment just got real. With millions of dollars spent on military style weaponry, the EPA is now literally ensconced with all institutional force,” said Adam Andrzejewski, founder of Open the Books and the author...
  • Congress approves VA reform bill

    08/01/2014 10:30:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2014 | (With AP)
    The Senate gave final approval Thursday to sweeping legislation aimed at fixing the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, marking a rare moment of bipartisan accord triggered by the widespread treatment delays veterans faced at agency facilities. The legislation passed 91-3 a day after the House overwhelmingly approved the package. It now goes to President Obama’s desk. The $17 billion measure is intended help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them, and make it easier to fire senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department. …
  • Obama: GOP 'rooting' for ObamaCare failure

    10/26/2013 7:32:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 117 replies
    Obama: GOP 'rooting' for ObamaCare failure By Elise Viebeck - 10/26/13 06:00 AM ET President Obama blasted GOP opponents of his healthcare law as hypocrites after Republicans expressed concerns about the rocky rollout of In his weekly address, Obama suggested that the GOP's focus on the issue was in bad faith because Republicans have pushed for years to repeal, defund or dismantle ObamaCare. Republicans "spent the last few years so obsessed with denying … people access to health insurance that they just shut down the government and threatened default over it," Obama said. "It's well past the time for...