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  • About that migrant mattress fire in Mexico...

    03/29/2023 5:36:01 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 29 Mar, 2023 | Monica Showalter
    What kind of person lights a mattress on fire in a detention center full of people? And what kind of person blames America for the fiasco, which killed 38 people? Media accounts are busy blaming everyone but the people who lit their own mattresses on fire for an immigration detention center fire that killed 38 people in Juarez, Mexico. According to USAToday: The fire broke out when migrants fearing deportation set mattresses ablaze late Monday at the National Immigration Institute, a facility in Ciudad Juarez south of El Paso, Texas, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said. Authorities originally reported...
  • The man who brutally attacked one of Rand Paul's staffers in broad daylight over the weekend was released from prison thanks to Trump's First Step Act

    03/29/2023 3:40:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    UPDATE: The man who brutally attacked one of Rand Paul's staffers in broad daylight over the weekend was released from prison thanks to Trump's First Step Act. Meet Glynn Neal.
  • My Wife Became An American Citizen Today

    03/29/2023 2:15:28 PM PDT · by knarf · 39 replies
    self ^ | March 29, 2023 | knarf
  • Colorado dentist accused of poisoning wife had money trouble, documents show

    03/29/2023 1:37:35 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/29/2023 | MaryAnn Martinez
    The Colorado dentist charged in his wife’s poisoning death had serious financial trouble — from going bankrupt, to gambling issues to losing big in crypto, according to documents obtained by The Post. James Craig racked up $2 million in personal debt while his dental business was losing about $120,000, according to his Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, which was finalized in July. The money woes got so bad, his practice failed and he was forced to sell it off. All this came as the 45-year-old’s wife, Angela, 43, had three life insurance policies out on her when she died on March...
  • Watters World At The Beach | What do spring breakers know about politics…

    03/29/2023 1:15:54 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    Citizen's Free Press ^ | Posted by Kane on March 29, 2023 3:22 pm
    Jesse Watters What do Spring Breakers know about politics...and what's going on down there? Johnny goes to find out #FoxNews... HILARIOUS VIDEO AT LINK.....................
  • Canadian Father Killed In Front Of Toddler And Fiancée After Reportedly Asking Man To Stop Vaping

    03/29/2023 12:31:53 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | GRETCHEN CLAYSON CONTRIBUTOR - March 29, 2023 10:36 AM ET
    A man is in custody following the fatal stabbing of a Canadian father who reportedly asked the suspect to not vape in front of his three-year-old daughter, authorities say. Inderdeep Singh Gosal, 32, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder following the broad-daylight stabbing of 37-year-old Paul Stanley Schmidt outside of a Vancouver Starbucks on March 27, Global News reported. The graphic incident, which was shared on social media, was witnessed by multiple bystanders who looked on as Schmidt fell to the ground bleeding. Vancouver police apprehended the suspect after witnesses detained him. Schmidt received first aid and was rushed...
  • Pope Francis hospitalized for treatment of respiratory infection: Vatican

    03/29/2023 12:07:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | March 29, 2023 9:42 a.m. CDT | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican says Pope Francis will be hospitalized for several days for treatment of a pulmonary infection after experiencing difficulty breathing in recent days. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni says Francis, 86, does not have COVID-19, but requires several days of therapy. He said Wednesday that Francis had been suffering some breathing trouble in recent days and went to the Gemelli hospital for tests. "The tests showed a respiratory infection (COVID-19 infection excluded) that will require some days of medical therapy," Bruni's statement said. Francis appeared in relatively good form during his regularly scheduled general audience Wednesday, though...
  • 'They're my babies': Bixby man wants justice for murdered miniature donkeys

    03/29/2023 11:43:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    KTUL-TV8 ^ | March 27th 2023, 7:00 PM CDT | by John Hayes, KTUL Staff
    TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — A Bixby man wants justice for his miniature donkeys he says were shot to death at his Creek County property last week. Dave Willhite spoke with NewsChannel 8 Monday, just days after he said he had to bury his donkeys of two decades, Pete and Patsy. "I've raised them as my pets," said Willhite. "I know some people understand. Some people don't understand." Willhite said he visited the property frequently, often taking time to sit and visit with his animals he described as being no more different for him than a dog or cat. He said...
  • Spread of deadly cancer delayed by organ transplant drug...It works in mice, and human studies could be next.

    03/29/2023 11:17:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 3 replies ^ | March 28, 2023 | By Kristin Houser
    a rendering of pancreatic cancer cells Credit: LASZLO / Adobe Stock A discovery about how pancreatic cancer spreads could lead to better therapies for the hard-to-treat disease, which kills more than 50,000 people in the US every year. Researchers are already testing an existing drug, used for organ transplants, to stop the cancer’s spread. The challenge: Pancreatic cancer is relatively rare, accounting for just 3% of cancers diagnosed in the US, but it’s notoriously hard to beat — 88% of patients die within five years of finding out that they have the disease. A major reason for the low survival...
  • Harvard geneticists create an organism that is immune to all viruses...Using genetic engineering, researchers have made a virus-resistant E. coli.

    03/29/2023 10:50:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | March 29, 2023 | By B. David Zarley
    Rendering of E.coli bacteria Researchers at George Chuch’s Harvard lab have genetically engineered a bacteria, E. coli, to be totally immune to viruses. In addition to blocking every virus the team has challenged it with thus far, their E. coli has also been designed so that its modified genes cannot escape into the wild, which does indeed sound like the plot of a lost Michael Crichton novel. (In fact, the parallels to Jurassic Park are there, but we’ll get to that.) “We believe we have developed the first technology to design an organism that can’t be infected by any known...
  • Have scientists found a “brake pedal” for aging?...A protein found in the brain may be able to slow the speed of aging.

    03/29/2023 9:57:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | March 29, 2023 | By James Kingsland
    With the passage of time, our body’s repair systems break down; nasty glitches accumulate in our DNA and proteins, metabolism stutters, and cells stop dividing. We are all on a slippery slope to the grave, but research in worms, flies, mice, and monkeys shows that there is nothing inevitable about how fast we slide. Dietary and lifestyle changes – and, perhaps, anti-aging drugs – can slow aging and boost our span of healthy years. A new discovery suggests that a protein in the brain may be a switch for controlling inflammation and, with it, a host of symptoms of aging....

    03/29/2023 8:32:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | March 29 | Staff
    (Last Updated On: March 21, 2023) NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29 honors the men and women who served and sacrificed during the longest conflict in United States history. #VietnamWarVeteransDay On March 29, 1973, combat and combat support units withdrew from South Vietnam. Generations later, Veterans of this time period are gaining the respect that was not so freely given upon their return. Involving five U.S. presidents, crossing nearly two decades and 500,000 U.S.military personnel, it left an indelible mark on the American psyche. Returning veterans did not always receive respectful welcomes upon...
  • VANITY: watching the House five-minute speeches

    03/29/2023 8:04:24 AM PDT · by chajin · 8 replies
    03/29/2023 | vanity
    I think this is my first vanity post in over 20 years of FR membership, and it may be another 20 years if ever before another one. But this morning I have been watching the House on CSPAN, the five-minute speeches that are offered every day the House is in session. The trend is clear. Of all the Republicans who have spoken, only one, Mark Green, the congressman representing Nashville, spoke of the Covenent massacre, and all that he had to say was in sympathy for the dead and those who knew them. Of all the Democrats who have spoken,...
  • Is There Such Thing as the ‘Palestinian People’? What does the historical and archaeological evidence say?

    03/29/2023 7:42:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/29/2023 | Hugh Fitzerald
    Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich dismissed the existence of a separate Palestinian people in a speech he delivered in Paris on Sunday. This has caused predictable outrage from the Arabs, from the EU’s Josep Borrell, and from the Bidenites, who found his remarks on this matter “unhelpful.” But is his statement false? A preliminary Jihad Watch report is here, and more on Smotrich’s speech can be found here: “Israel’s Smotrich: There is no such thing as a Palestinian people,” by Tovah Lazaroff, Jerusalem Post, March 20, 2023:“There is no such thing as Palestinians because there is no such thing as...
  • Wednesday War Room, 10-noon & 5-7PM Eastern

    03/29/2023 6:34:57 AM PDT · by 4Liberty · 1 replies
    America’s Voice News ^ | 03/29/2023 | Steve Bannon
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  • Young trans people are vulnerable to violent radicalization: Andy Ngo Video— 3:40

    03/29/2023 6:23:42 AM PDT · by Phoenix8 · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/28/2023 | Carlson
    The Post Millenial's Andy Ngo said people who suffer from gender dysphoria also suffer from 'very high rates of mental health comorbidities' on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'
  • Thoughts on the Nashville Massacre at Covenant School

    03/29/2023 6:07:52 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 65 replies
    Various sources ^ | 3/29/2023 | Self
    Okay, follow my logic here. So far the Nashville police have refused to release the shooter's manifesto. We can all jump to the easy conclusion that they are being woke about the event and want to cushion the blow. But in another article the police chief also said that he believed the shooter had received training to shoot down at police from a second story window. That would seem to indicate to me that police chief had evidence that the shooter had attended some other event to receive tactical training. So is it a great stretch to assume that the...
  • Overcoming America's Political Paralysis

    03/29/2023 5:14:35 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 29 Mar, 2023 | Jack Gleason
    Why are some Americans having such a hard time figuring out what is happening to our country? And for those who do see, why are so few taking action? One in four Americans say they know someone who died from the COVID vaccine, and 50% now have less trust in government health experts. Sixty-seven percent say they "weren't surprised" hearing that COVID came from a Chinese lab. Why are we giving any of this "New World Order" nonsense any traction at all? Most voters agree that the FBI has been weaponized by the current administration, and 61% believe that government...
  • Ukraine and the FBI: Profiles in Corruption

    03/29/2023 4:49:26 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 29 Mar, 2023 | John O'Connor
    When Trump took office, his enemies were in place and they got him before he could get them. Two cases of corruption have recently come to the fore, both involving foreign countries. Significantly for U.S. citizens, both of these shed light on questionable activities of Hunter Biden regarding vital United States foreign interests. Whether they also provide inference to be drawn about President Biden’s document retention then becomes question for the jury of public opinion. One of these cases involves the recent raid by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the home of Ukraine's most corrupt oligarchic Igor Kolomoisky for allegedly...
  • Litigating The Government's Metastasizing Censorship Regime

    03/29/2023 4:36:14 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 28 Mar, 2023 | Francis Menton
    For years, conservatives have complained of apparent censorship of their voices on the principal social media platforms, like Facebook, Google and Twitter. Posts or tweets get taken down, or de-boosted, or de-monetized, or degraded in search results, or “shadow-banned,” or slapped with content warnings, or otherwise suppressed. But the response from Big Tech has always been, hey, we’re private companies, and we’re not subject to the First Amendment. We can do as we please. Then Elon Musk took over Twitter, and followed by giving several journalists access to Twitter’s electronic archives to investigate any untoward government manipulation. The result has...