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  • Graveyards to Get 'Letterboxes to Heaven' so Children Can Post Cards and Letters to Deceased Loved Ones

    03/20/2023 2:59:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    ​A Northern Ireland council is to install a postbox to heaven at its cemeteries so children can send letters and cards to deceased loved ones.​A “postbox to Heaven” is to be installed in Antrim and Newtownabbey’s cemeteries and is aimed at helping children with the grieving process. The proposal was made by Deputy Mayor Councillor Leah Smyth, during a meeting of the borough council’s Operations Committee this week. The Ulster Unionist councillor explained she was inspired by nine-year-old Nottingham girl Matilda Handy who suggested the idea as a way of expressing her emotions after her grandparents passed away. Letter: Ben...
  • Diego Gets Mugged

    03/20/2023 2:29:12 PM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies ^ | 2 years ago | Awkward Puppets
    2 minute video. Short & funny...
  • Celebrations are underway for Nowruz, Persian New Year, marking the start of spring

    03/20/2023 2:10:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | Joe Hernandez | March 20, 2023
    Monday marked the beginning of spring, and that means celebrations commemorating the centuries-old holiday of Nowruz are underway. Commonly known as the Persian New Year, Nowruz translates to "new day" and symbolizes revival and renewal for its more than 300 million celebrants in modern-day Iran and beyond. Historically, the holiday has been observed in the Middle East and parts of Asia. The roughly two-week festival typically includes food, dancing, singing and poetry. This year, Nowruz will overlap with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when observers typically fast during daylight hours. Nowruz is more than 3,000 years old Though the...
  • Cape Coral Man Arrested After Fleeing in Boat

    03/20/2023 12:05:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Cape Coral ^ | March 17, 2023 |
    (March 17, 2023)- On March 16, 2023, at approximately 9:11 p.m., officers from the Cape Coral Police Department responded to a call for service at 2100-Block of SW 45th Terrace, Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida, in reference to a boating hit and run. The call notes stated that a male, later identified as Kurt James Snowden (W/M 8-25-1971, 2517 SW 52nd Street), was highly intoxicated and was operating a boat inside the canals, causing a scene. Mr. Snowden played music loudly, screamed, disturbed the peace, and struck several docks in the area with his boat. Contact was made with witnesses...

    03/20/2023 9:30:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | March 20 | Staff
    (Last Updated On: March 17, 2023) NATIONAL RAVIOLI DAY March 20th celebrates a fun-filled and versatile pasta. National Ravioli Day is a food holiday for pasta lovers! So pick your favorite filling and sauce and cook up a meal everyone will love! #NationalRavioliDay Ravioli are a traditional Italian-filled pasta. Pasta makers fill two layers of thin egg pasta dough with various ingredients. Imagine a small meatball tucked, snug inside two cozy layers of delicious dough. That’s what ravioli is. Some of the fillings include, cheese, meat, vegetables and seasonings. They also usually serve the ravioli in either a broth or...
  • Miami Beach mayor calls for Spring Break BAN after man is shot dead on sidewalk, partygoers jump on cars, fights break out in the streets and shops get trashed despite 12am curfew

    03/20/2023 8:25:22 AM PDT · by hillarys cankles · 32 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 11:02 EDT, 20 March 2023 | SOPHIE MANN
    The mayor of Miami Beach wants to cancel Spring Break as footage emerged of the moment a man was shot dead on a sidewalk during another wild weekend of partying. 'We haven’t asked for spring break in our city. We don’t want spring break in our city. It’s too rowdy, brings too much disorder and is simply too difficult to police,' said Democratic mayor Dan Gelber. The chaotic weekend saw two men shot dead and partygoers jumping on a car, brawling in streets and even trashing a slushie shop on the main drag despite the city instituting a curfew on...
  • ITALY: Trans-Identified Male Takes Home Eighth Women’s Running Title At Indoor Masters Championship

    03/20/2023 9:02:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    REDUXX ^ | March 18, 2023 | Staff
    A 50-year-old trans-identified male runner has seized his eighth championship title in a women’s category after smashing the competition at the Italian Indoor Masters Championship in Ancona. On March 12, Valentina Petrillo, born Fabrizio, competed in the 200m race for women aged 50 to 54. Marco Alciator, a statistician, was present at the championship to monitor Petrillo’s performance and provided a report to the Italian Feminist Post on what he witnessed. Alciator recorded that that a difference in “physicality [was] immediately noticeable,” and that the female competitors were unable to hold their own against Petrillo, who effortlessly dominated the competition....
  • Stanford Law protesters demand to have names redacted from news reports: 'Not how the First Amendment works'

    03/20/2023 7:10:42 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 17, 2023 | Joe Silverstein 
    Last week, students at Stanford Law disrupted a Federalist Society event that featured U.S. Circuit Court Judge Kyle Duncan. Duncan was prevented from speaking by unruly protesters and berated by the school's associate dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Now, some of the protest leaders, many of whom shared the names and pictures of Federalist Society members online and in posters, are unhappy because the Washington Free Beacon published their names. "NEW: The same students who plastered the names and faces of the Stanford Federalist Society all over the school are now demanding anonymity from the Free Beacon. They say...
  • Monday War Room, 10-noon & 5-7PM Eastern

    03/20/2023 6:50:05 AM PDT · by 4Liberty · 2 replies
    America’s Voice News ^ | 03/20/2023 | Steve Bannon
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  • Two suspects, 17 and 19-years-old, arrested in Houston robbery that left woman paralyzed

    03/20/2023 6:22:46 AM PDT · by Phoenix8 · 25 replies
    Fox26 ^ | 3/17/2023 | Unknown
    HOUSTON - Houston police say two suspects are in custody in a robbery that left a woman paralyzed last month. In a press conference on Friday at 2 p.m., Houston police say Joseph Harrell, 17, and Zy'Nika Ayesha Woods, 19, are both charged with Aggravated Robbery with Serious Bodily Injury for the violent robbery in Houston that left a woman paralyzed. Harrell was also said to be involved in another case unrelated to this incident.
  • I was fatally attracted to men with good looks, super-confidence and status - but they didn't make me happy: Dating coach tells single women it is time to ditch the addiction to alpha males and bag a beta if they want long-term love

    03/20/2023 6:17:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 162 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2023 | Mairi Macleod
    As a biologist, I know quite a bit about animal behaviour - I studied monkey mating strategies for my PhD - but I confess that I have made some poor choices when it comes to finding a mate of my own.
  • Republicans vs. government wokeness: Here's what it will take to root out this dangerous ideology

    03/20/2023 5:41:39 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    FOX News ^ | 20 Mar, 2023 | Russell Vought , Christopher F. Rufo
    Most federal agencies have already prepared for a 'diversity, equity, and inclusion' regime. In recent months, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of Republican elected officials vocally criticizing programs and policies that advance "wokeness," or left-wing racialist ideology, at the federal or state level. This is a positive development and a sign that more Republican policymakers have recognized the significant threat posed by the prevalence of ideologies such as critical race theory in our society’s key institutions. But if Republicans are serious about this fight, they need to recognize an important and uncomfortable reality: woke ideology is...
  • A Gigantic Egg All Over Brad Raffensperger's Face

    03/20/2023 5:16:51 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 20 Mar, 2023 | Jay Valentine
    Last week, when Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger publicly supported ERIC after it was tossed out of Florida, West Virginia, and Missouri, we issued the Raffensperger Challenge. The Raffensperger Challenge is the application of Fractal analysis to any entity that currently uses ERIC. This week, we finished the first, in Washoe County, Nevada. Brad Raffensperger says anyone outing ERIC is "extremist." Today, two more extremists joined in: the secretaries of state of Iowa and Ohio. Looks like lots of extremists showing up for work. Is there anyone in politics who believes that elected officials in the two most benign...
  • What Happened to Stanford?

    03/20/2023 5:04:20 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 19 Mar, 2023 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The list of serial embarrassments at Stanford reads like the suicides of Greek tragedy, where divine nemesis follows hubris. Stanford was once one of the world’s great universities. It birthed Silicon Valley in its prime. And along with its nearby twin and rival, UC Berkeley, its brilliant researchers, and teachers helped fuel the mid-20th-century California miracle. That was then. But like the descent of California, now something has gone terribly wrong with the university. Students at Stanford Law School recently shouted down visiting Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Kyle Duncan. He had been invited to give a lecture by...
  • A Proposal For Exposing The True Costs Of Getting Electricity From Wind And Sun

    03/20/2023 4:47:41 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 18 Mar, 2023 | Francis Menton
    Every place that tries increasing the percentage of electricity generation that comes from wind and sun then experiences rapidly rising consumer electricity costs. The reasons why this happens are not complicated. Even at relatively low levels of wind and solar penetration, backup fossil fuel or other generation cannot be closed, so consumers must pay for two duplicate generation systems. At higher levels of wind/solar penetration, things like overbuilding, curtailment, and hugely expensive grid-scale energy storage come into play. In my post of February 8, 2023, I asked “Could anybody possibly be stupid enough to believe the line that wind and...
  • Florida woman pulls gun on McDonald’s worker over meal not on menu: Police

    03/19/2023 5:44:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | March 19, 2023 | Vanessa Bein
    A Florida woman was arrested on March 16 after police officers in Cocoa, Florida, said she threatened a McDonald’s employee and pointed a gun at them. Quavi Young, 26, was booked into jail on three charges: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, open carry of a weapon, and driving with a suspended license. According to her arrest report, Young pulled her car up to the speaker at the drive-thru and requested a meal that was not on the menu. When the McDonald’s worker told Young her order could not be completed because the order wasn’t on the menu, Young pulled...
  • Home attendants take over dead 103-year-old woman’s NYC pad, threaten to flush her ashes: lawsuit

    03/19/2023 1:12:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 18, 2023 | Kathianne Boniello
    A heartless home health aide and her family allegedly commandeered a patient’s Upper East Side apartment, refusing to let her daughter in after the 103-year-old woman’s death — and cruelly threatening to flush the old lady’s ashes down the toilet if she tried, according to court records. Incredibly, the alleged squatters claim they have “succession rights” to the East 86th Street pad because they were like “family” to the dying woman, according to court papers. Tatiana Abello, her mother, and sister have been living in the $ 2,088-a-month, two-bedroom, rent-stabilized pad for 18 months and counting since their elderly charge,...
  • The coming Trump arrest is a very dangerous power play

    03/19/2023 11:43:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 Mar, 2023 | Andrea Widburg
    My mom used a pressure cooker that was the terror of the household. It bounced around all over the counter and, unless the heat was applied and the pressure released with incredible care, it was like having a bomb in the kitchen. When I look at what the Democrats are doing in America, I am reminded of that pressure cooker. Their latest scheme is to Trump’s arrest even as they announce that they are doubling down on persecuting the almost entirely peaceful J6 protesters who unwittingly trespassed in the Capitol. The first action builds pressure; the second denies Americans their...
  • Dear Abby: I Moved to Florida Now I’m Misérable

    DEAR ABBY: I lived in New York all my life. I moved to Florida a year ago because of my health and to be near my daughter and granddaughters. I have been depressed ever since I got here. I miss New York and my best friend very much. I can’t sleep. I sit and cry and I have no motivation to do anything. My daughter has been great to me, but when I try to talk to my husband about how I feel, he doesn’t care. He yells and walks away. I’m so confused. I feel I can’t move on....
  • These are the most popular last names in California

    03/19/2023 9:31:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    KTLA ^ | March 9, 2023 | By Addy Bink, Isaac Taylor
    Is there a certain last name that you encounter more often than others? Maybe you work with a few unrelated Garcias, or your graduating class had a handful of Moores in it. Ancestry recently reviewed phone book listings from across the country to determine the three most popular last names in each state. Smith was far and away the most common nationwide, failing to land in the top three in just five states: California, Hawaii, Minnesota, New Mexico, and North Dakota. California’s most popular surname was Garcia, edging out Hernandez and Lopez. Garcia was most common across Southwestern states, including...