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  • Over 40 Senate Republicans Demand Update on Durham Probe

    08/19/2021 11:48:32 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | 19 August 2021 | Madeline Leesman
    On Thursday, over 40 Republican senators sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland to demand he share an update on the status of Special Counsel John Durham’s probe into the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation and ensure the investigation is seen to completion and released to the public. Durham's inquiry began under Garland's predecessor, Attorney General William Barr, in 2019 to "conduct a review of the origins of the FBI's investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 United States presidential election," the letter reads. Previously, Durham served as United States attorney for the District of Connecticut. “We write to request an...
  • Two killed in Alabama plant shooting, suspect on the loose

    06/15/2021 6:44:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/15/2021 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    An employee at an Alabama plant fatally shot two people and wounded two others early Tuesday, police and company officials said. The gunfire at the Mueller Company plant in Albertville broke out at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, WAAY reported, citing a company spokesman. Two people were killed while two others were rushed to a hospital for treatment, according to the report. The gunman then fled the scene in a vehicle, WAFF reported.
  • A bug acquired the DNA of a toxic plant, and now it’s running rampant

    03/27/2021 1:09:54 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 50 replies ^ | March 26, 2021 | Chris Smith
    “...A bug known as a whitefly received a gene from a plant, and that DNA influx... changed it... The bug has been causing massive damage to tomato, potato, and tobacco crops, as the new gene allowed it to evade protections that plants develop against these pests.... ...As far as we know, ours is the first example of horizontal transfer of a functional gene from plant to animal,”... ...horizontal gene transfer occurs when a species gets genetic code from another species and... incorporates those genes in its DNA. Genes are typically transmitted vertically, from parents to offspring, and don’t involve inter-species...
  • Man arrested with gun and 20 rounds of ammunition near US Capitol

    01/28/2021 10:21:01 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 130 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/28/2021 | Christina Carrege
    Washington (CNN) — US Capitol Police on Wednesday afternoon arrested a West Virginia man who was armed with a handgun and 20 rounds of ammunition outside the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which is near the US Capitol, a spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police Department said. He was taken into custody for having a black .9mm Sig Sauer handgun and the ammunition, the report said. The arrest comes weeks after hundreds of rioters stormed the US Capitol in an attempt to stop the Senate's confirmation of President Joe Biden. Five people, including a police officer were killed. Security was...
  • Uncommitted voter asks Pres. Trump in a special @ABC2020 event: "Why don’t you support a mandate for national mask wearing? And why don’t you wear a mask more often?"

    09/15/2020 11:50:56 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 113 replies
    Uncommitted voter asks Pres. Trump in a special @ABC2020 event: "Why don’t you support a mandate for national mask wearing? And why don’t you wear a mask more often?"— ABC News (@ABC) September 16, 2020
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit against Smithfield over pork plant safety issues

    05/06/2020 4:13:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/06/20 | Justin Wise
    A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a worker advocacy group's lawsuit alleging that Smithfield Foods Inc. failed to sufficiently protect employees at a pork processing plant in Missouri amid the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. District Judge Greg Kays ruled that Smithfield was already taking many of the health precautions that the Rural Community Workers Alliance had called for in its lawsuit, Reuters reported. The precautions include screening production-line workers for symptoms of the virus and installing barriers in facilities to help keep employees apart. Kay also said it wasn't within the court's purview to oversee working conditions. He noted that under...
  • Smithfield plant in Crete now says it will stay open; workers briefly walk out in protest

    04/28/2020 2:12:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Omaha ^ | 4/28/20 | Erin Duffy
    An estimated 50 workers at the Smithfield Foods pork plant in Crete briefly walked off the job Tuesday in protest after it was announced that the plant would reverse course and stay open. Local officials were told Monday that the plant would close to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak among workers. "Our Crete, Nebraska, facility remains operational," a company spokesman said Tuesday. "The company will make an announcement if there are material changes to its operations." The plant, roughly 25 miles southwest of Lincoln, employs about 2,000 people. At least 48 workers have tested positive for the coronavirus. Eric Reeder,...
  • Elbow to elbow:' North America meat plant workers fall ill, walk off jobs

    04/13/2020 1:06:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 79 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/13/20 | Tom Polansek, Rod Nickel
    CHICAGO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - At a Wayne Farms chicken processing plant in Alabama, workers recently had to pay the company 10 cents a day to buy masks to protect themselves from the new coronavirus, according to a meat inspector. In Colorado, nearly a third of the workers at a JBS USA beef plant stayed home amid safety concerns for the last two weeks as a 30-year employee of the facility died following complications from the virus. And since an Olymel pork plant in Quebec shut on March 29, the number of workers who tested positive for the coronavirus quintupled to...
  • Port Neches: Huge blast at Texas chemical plant

    11/27/2019 7:13:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/27/2019
    Three employees have been injured and all staff are accounted for, plant owner TPC Group confirmed. The blast, at 01:00 local time (07:00 GMT) on Wednesday, was felt 30 miles (48km) away. A mandatory evacuation zone is in place for everyone within half a mile of the site. TPC Group said in a statement that it has activated its emergency response plan and requested assistance from Port Neches Fire Department. Port Neches residents told local news outlet KDFM that windows had blown out miles away from the plant.
  • GM to start laying off 4,000 salaried workers on Monday

    02/01/2019 1:59:20 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | Friday, February 1, 2019 | Chris Isidore
    New York (CNN Business)Layoffs for about 4,000 salaried staff at General Motors are due to start Monday. The layoffs are part of a 15% reduction in white collar jobs in North America that the automaker first announced back in November. At the same time, it announced plans to close four US plants as well as a fifth in Canada. While those plants, which include about 6,000 hourly jobs, have yet to close, GM is moving ahead with the salaried staff reductions, a GM spokesman confirmed Friday. The timing of the layoffs was first reported by the Detroit News. The company...
  • Internet Scam Of The Week: Suspending Your “Account” (Vanity)

    12/29/2018 7:38:05 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 54 replies
    Vanity ^ | December 29, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    You have 2 days (48 hours) to pay. (I have a special code, and at the moment I know that you have read this email). If I don't get bitcoins, I will send your video to all your contacts, including family members, colleagues, etc. However, if I am paid, I will immediately destroy the video, and my trojan will be destruct someself. If you want to get proof, answer "Yes!" and resend this letter to youself. And I will definitely send your video to your any 11 contacts.
  • General Motors plans to close Canadian assembly plant -TV report

    11/25/2018 5:58:49 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    Reuters Canada ^ | NOVEMBER 25, 2018 | Staff
    TORONTO, Nov 25 (Reuters) - General Motors Co is planning to close all operations at a plant near Toronto and an announcement is expected on Monday, a local TV news channel reported on Sunday Citing multiple sources, CTV News reported that the plant closure in Oshawa in the province of Ontario was expected to affect “thousands” of high-paying jobs. GM builds sedans on one assembly line and pickup trucks on another. The plant closure is part of global restructuring, the report added. A Canada-based GM spokesman declined comment. GM employs about 2,500 union staff and roughly 300 salaried employees in...
  • Cannabis becomes legal in Canada

    10/17/2018 5:31:41 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 125 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Oct 17, 2018
    Cannabis becomes legal in Canada Country becomes second and largest with legal national marketplace. The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a cannabis possession record of 30 grams or less as the country becomes the world’s second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. Canada legalizes marijuana: here's everything you need to know Read more A federal official said Canada would pardon people with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the new legal threshold, with a formal announcement due later on Wednesday. The use of medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since...
  • Remaking “Sharing Human Technology with Plants” with HEXA

    07/29/2018 10:04:22 PM PDT · by vannrox · 44 replies
    Vincross ^ | Sept 17 | TianqiVincross Staff
    Many of you have heard about “Sharing Human Technology with Plants,” an installation project of a walking succulent plant (to be precise, an Echeveria ‘Hakuhou’) I started at the end of 2014. It somehow caught Bob Xu’s attention, who later became Vincross’ first investor. It’s no exaggeration to say that without “Sharing Human Technology with Plants,” we wouldn’t have been able to create HEXA so quickly. So, after having built HEXA, I’d always wanted to remake the project using HEXA as its base. The idea has been brushed aside for the lack of time until very recently.The original idea...
  • Obama’s Deep State Plant in Trump Campaign was Bill Clinton Classmate and Later Advisor to Clinton

    05/19/2018 5:48:32 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 17, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    This past weekend we reported that Internet sleuths determined who the Obama FBI spy was in the Trump campaign.  Now we know he was a classmate of Bill Clinton’s and advisor to the Clinton Administration! Jeff Carlson at theMarketswork on last Thursday identified an individual by the name of Stefan Halper as a potential FBI spy into the Trump campaign. (Note that some believe that Obama may have had more than one spy on Trump campaign).Carlson determined that George Papadopoulos, the lower level campaign worker for the Trump campaign, appears to have been targeted by three individuals with ties to...
  • About that FBI ‘Source’

    05/10/2018 6:38:50 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 216 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5/10/18 | Kimberly A. Strassel
    The Department of Justice lost its latest battle... when it allowed House Intelligence Committee members to view classified documents about a top-secret intelligence source that was part of the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. Even without official confirmation of that source’s name, the news so far holds some stunning implications... Among them is that the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation outright hid critical information from a congressional investigation... The bureau already has some explaining to do. Thanks to the... leakers, we know Mr. Nunes’s request deals with a “top secret intelligence source”... who is a U.S. citizen...
  • Republic Steel plans restart of plant, bringing back 1K jobs

    03/14/2018 5:52:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 3/10/18 | AP
    LORAIN, OHIO Republic Steel says it plans to restart a northeast Ohio steel plant that could bring back more than 1,000 jobs in response to President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports Republic Steel announced Thursday that it's "positioned" to restart its Lorain facility in the coming months. Plans include restarting its idled electric arc furnace, casters and rolling mills. The Canton-based company said in a news release that it's ready to respond quickly to increased demand for steel in the U.S. The company says with its open capacity at a melt shop in...
  • In March 2016 Carter Page Was an FBI Employee – In October 2016 FBI Told FISA Court He’s a Spy

    02/05/2018 3:16:11 PM PST · by MNDude · 64 replies
    In 2013 Carter Page was working as an under-cover employee (UCE) of the FBI, helping them to build a case against “Evgeny Buryakov”. In March 2016 Carter Page remained their informant pre-trial. [Note – Pay attention to the names in the following citations]
  • Texas chemical plant in critical condition, raising possibility of explosion

    08/29/2017 7:24:54 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 34 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 8/29/17 | Steven Mufson
    A chemical plant in Crosby, Texas was in critical condition Tuesday night after its refrigeration system and inundated backup power generators failed, raising the possibility that the volatile chemicals on the site would explode.
  • Freepin' GARDENERS - ID this plant for me..?

    07/06/2017 5:45:59 PM PDT · by gaijin · 57 replies
    MyBrain ^ | July 6th, 2017 | me
    PLANT IDENTIFICATION REQUEST: -------------------------------------- My guess is this is some type of blue lavender. Smells nice but I can't be sure of the exact type. I have to buy one or two and plant them for a relative who is in hospital and doesn't know what the landscaper put in there. Another similar plant I looked up is lavender, but that is purple and smaller, while this grows about 60% larger and is blue, not purple. I included a photo featuring a Home Depot bucket included in the shot to provide a general sense of size of the plant. What...