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  • Excessive rainfall in Texas next several days with a focus on the Rio Grande

    05/12/2023 4:52:39 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 11 replies ^ | May 12, 2023 | Paul Dorian
    Overview The central third of the nation will be the part of the country with the most rainfall in coming days and also the highest likelihood for severe weather. An area of focus for the rainfall will be the state of Texas with a big concern for excessive amounts in the Texas/Mexico Rio Grande border region.… … Details The rain can be excessive over the next five-to-ten days across the Lone Star State of Texas with a specific focus likely over the Rio Grande border region between Texas and Mexico. Multiple rounds of rain in coming days could easily produce...
  • Major severe weather outbreak likely today (Wed Apr 5) in Midwest, Ohio valley

    04/05/2023 3:52:45 AM PDT · by Peter ODonnell · 15 replies
    original to Free Republic | Apr 5, 2023 | Peter O'Donnell
    The following states are likely to see widespread severe thunderstorms with a risk of damaging tornadoes -- s/cMI, se WI, OH, IN, IL, KY, TN, AR, eTX, nLA, nMS, nwAL The national weather service has issued an "enhanced" severe storm risk for this general area. I would not be surprised if this is upgraded later today. The dynamics of the system are impressive and lines of thunderstorms have formed overnight, ready to increase in strength with the approach of daytime heating. But it's already 75 to 80 F at 0500h CDT in parts of eastern MO and southern IL. I...
  • Name change proposal for Lake Audubon floated to community (Audubon allegedly owned slaves)

    03/14/2023 8:10:12 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 16 replies
    FFXNow ^ | December 27, 2022 | Fatimah Waseem
    Lake Audubon a man-made lake in Reston may soon chart new waters with a new name. Reston Association’s Board of Directors has begun preliminary conversations to consider launching a community dialogue on potentially renaming the lake, which is named after 19th century artist and known enslaver John James Audubon. The move, pitched by director John Farrell, would kickstart a community dialogue on the possibility of a name change. Early next year, Farrell will host an exploratory meeting with area stakeholders to discuss whether or not there is interest in changing the name of the lake. “It seems to me that...
  • Texas Man Caught on Camera Dumping Helpless Dog on Roadside and Driving Away

    03/10/2023 3:13:19 AM PST · by allen592 · 51 replies
    The Pet Zealot ^ | March 09, 2023 | James Alain L.
    Authorities in Dallas, Texas, are searching for a pet owner who was caught on camera dumping a helpless pooch on the side of Dowdy Ferry Road in Southern Dallas, a road that is popular for animal and trash dumping. Footage obtained by WFAA showed a man getting out and opening the back tailgate of his white Chevrolet SUV and letting a German Shepherd dog out around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.
  • A Sweet Indonesian Village Girl Has Fun With An Empty Shopping Bag

    03/04/2023 6:40:43 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 15 replies ^ | 5th March, 2023, Australian time | Ozguy1945
    The wealth of The West doesn't often have the warmth of a Javanese village child's simple smile. Praise The Lord For All Of Creation
  • Adorable Videos Show Dogs Protecting Children From Being Drowned In Water

    03/03/2023 8:44:05 AM PST · by allen592 · 7 replies
    The Pet Zealot ^ | February 08, 2023 | James Alain L.
    Naturally, dogs are protective of things they consider theirs such as their food, toys, and shelter. Once they get adopted by a human they consider them family and become protective of them and their children. That's where the saying "dogs are family" comes in, and the three videos in this article just prove that.
  • Dog Dramatically Sweeps Owner's Legs After Getting The Zoomies

    03/03/2023 2:37:19 AM PST · by allen592 · 25 replies
    The Pet Zealot ^ | February 23, 2023 | James Alain L.
    A viral video shows the hilarious moment a dog named Cowboy swept his owner's legs from under her after engaging in the zoomies. In the video, the dog is seen running around before inadvertently sweeping his human mom's legs from behind, causing both of them to fall dramatically.
  • Not so aloof-ah! Frisky senior swingers at a Florida retirement village are tying different colored LOOFAHS to their cars to indicate sexual preferences to potential partners

    02/22/2023 10:36:25 AM PST · by srmanuel · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02/23/23 | Daily Mail
    No wonder so many people are moving to Florida, some say it's an Urban Legend others say it's the real thing, my first reaction was LOOFAHS, really ?? For years I've heard the Villages in Florida is a retirement community where anything goes for those inclined to partake, evidently now the swingers have a system to indicate who and what they are into. Personally, I may never buy a loofah again.
  • Watch: Bigfoot Filmed Traversing Mountain in Utah?

    02/18/2023 10:42:23 AM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 77 replies
    Coast to Coast AM ^ | February 17, 2023 | Tim Binnal
    A remarkable video out of Utah shows what appears to be a sizeable creature crossing the peak of a snow-covered mountain with ease and some suspect that the peculiar traveler could be Bigfoot. The wild footage was reportedly captured last Wednesday by a witness who was observing the Wasatch Mountain range from the nearby community of Farmington. To his surprise, he noticed and something moving across the mountain's Francis Peak at an elevation of around 9,500 feet, where the terrain was covered with a thick layer of snow, and proceeded to film the strange scene with his cell phone. While...
  • What to know about the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio

    02/16/2023 11:13:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    NPR via WUSF ^ | February 16, 2023 at 9:57 AM EST | By Becky Sullivan
    Updated February 16, 2023 at 1:04 PM ET The derailment of a train carrying hazardous materials near a town in Ohio earlier this month has prompted environmental concerns and chemical fears for residents — even as state officials work to reassure them. "From the very start of this, we have taken every step possible to assure that people's safety was first and foremost," Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, the director of the Ohio Department of Health, said at a Tuesday press conference. And as authorities work to assess the damage and investigate the derailment, more information has emerged this week about the...
  • Top 20 Happiest Dogs On Earth

    02/06/2023 9:25:53 AM PST · by allen592 · 9 replies
    The Pet Zealot ^ | February 06, 2023 | James Alain L.
    There’s no greater joy for dog owners than to see their canines happy with wagging tails. When the Dogs Of Instagram account launched a "Happiest Dogs on Earth" photo contest in January this year and asked dog owners to submit photos or videos of their pups living their best life, the results were extremely uplifting.
  • Let the pros rebuild our bridges

    02/05/2023 4:03:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | February 4, 2023 | Bartley J. Rahuba, Peters Township
    The completion of the Fern Hollow Bridge construction in under a year and at a cost of $25 million is truly a feat that should be applauded by one and all. But it also points out the utter failure of our government to function on an expeditious and cost-conscious manner daily (“Editorial: Fern Hollow failure,” Jan. 29). Tom Wolf declared at the bridge opening ceremony, “This is the power of government that works for the people.” “Under normal circumstances this bridge would have taken 5 years to complete,” said Kate Thomson of the United States Department of Transportation. “This is...
  • Going Great Guns

    01/26/2023 8:34:40 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    AmSJ ^ | 1/26/2023 | F Jardim
    Ever wonder why your special lady doesn’t want to go to the range with you? Could it be your humiliating “mansplaining” training style? Maybe she doesn’t think it’s funny when you fart in her port while she’s trying to aim.
  • Kansas Hunter Fatally Shot By His Own Dog

    01/24/2023 2:12:07 PM PST · by allen592 · 33 replies
    The Pet Zealot ^ | January 24, 2023 | James Alain L.
    A man in Kansas was reportedly shot and killed by his own dog during a hunting trip. According to local outlet KAKE News, the victim, whose identity has not been revealed by authorities, was sitting in the front seat of his pickup truck when the tragedy occurred on January 21st in Geuda Springs, Sumner County, Kansas.
  • Climate misinformation ‘rocket boosters’ on Musk’s Twitter

    01/19/2023 10:39:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    AP ^ | January 19, 2023 | By DAVID KLEPPER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Search for the word “climate” on Twitter and the first automatic recommendation isn’t “climate crisis” or “climate jobs” or even “climate change” but instead “climate scam.” Clicking on the recommendation yields dozens of posts denying the reality of climate change and making misleading claims about efforts to mitigate it. Such misinformation has flourished on Twitter since it was bought by Elon Musk last year, but the site isn’t the only one promoting content that scientists and environmental advocates say undercuts public support for policies intended to respond to a changing climate. “What’s happening in the information ecosystem...
  • "Ukraine credits local beavers for unwittingly bolstering its defenses"-TTG

    01/17/2023 8:15:25 PM PST · by Nextrush · 34 replies
    Turcopolier ^ | 1/16/2023 | TTG
    Local beavers are helping Ukraine defend itself from a potential new front in Russia's invasion, Reuters reported on Thursday. The animals are unwittingly helping Kyiv by building dams that keep the ground marshy and impassable, a military spokesman told the agency. This helps Ukraine by making it less likely that an attack could come via Belarus, which borders Ukraine not far north of the capital Kyiv...
  • Update on Polar Bear attack at King Christian Island in 1983

    01/12/2023 1:59:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | January 12, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    Dana with Polar Bear skin at a Panarctic station. Skin went to the Government.Some details have been revealed about the polar bear attack by a sow and cub at Panarctic oil exploration station on King Christian Island in 1983. The attack was uncovered with a Freedom of Information Act request by AmmoLand, requested by this correspondent. It was previously reported on AmmoLand on September 7, 2022. In that article the ficticious names of Joe and Dave were used. Their true names were Dana and Gary. The person who witnessed the bear attack his colleague and who shot the bear, was...
  • Investigators close case on 2021 homicides (Moab campers)

    01/06/2023 3:37:51 AM PST · by Peter ODonnell · 14 replies
    Moab news ^ | Jan 5, 2023 | Moab news
    FReepers may recall some discussions of a case in Moab, UT around the time of the Gabby Petito murder investigation. A lesbian couple were found deceased from shotgun injuries in a remote campsite near Moab, UT. At the time there was some speculation that Petito's male companion Brian Laundrie could have been involved. It turned out otherwise. The link provided explains that police tracked down a former co-worker of one of the victims, who had already committed suicide in Iowa when the investigation located his last known whereabouts. Details in the link.
  • Regimenting the Body and Destroying the Soul—the Ugly Legacy of Brutalism

    01/02/2023 6:50:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Modernists like to manipulate words, often “spinning” them into meanings that appear simple but are relatively obscure. For example, consider the modern misuse of the terms like “accompaniment,” “social justice,” or even “woke.” Such is not the case with the architectural style known as “brutalism.” The Architecture of Despair Merriam-Webster defines brutal using the words cold, harsh, severe, unpleasant and lacking sensitivity. A bit further down the page, it refers to brutalism as “a style in art and especially architecture using exaggeration and distortion to create its effect (as of massiveness or power).” While many might not be familiar with...
  • AZ: Mt Lemmon Bear Attack, Details from 1996

    12/25/2022 7:19:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 47 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | December 21, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Over 20 years ago in 1996, I was driving to Phoenix, Arizona to catch a flight to Wisconsin. I had the radio on. The news was reporting a horrific bear attack on Mount Lemmon, near Tucson, Arizona. A teenage girl had been badly mauled by a bear, in her tent, as part of a 4-H outing. A camp counselor had accessed a handgun and shot the bear, driving it off. As the hours rolled along, the AP stories started getting more vague and the story less heroic. The Internet wasn't well developed in 1996. It took me several years to...