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  • 2024 hurricane season should be busy, NOAA says

    05/29/2024 6:57:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27
    space ^ | 05/27/2024 | Meredith Garofalo
    With La Nina conditions evolving in the Pacific and near-record warm waters in the Atlantic, scientists expect the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season to be a busy one. Forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center (CPC), part of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service, release an outlook every year ahead of hurricane season that includes what kind of storm activity they predict between June 1 and Nov. 30. CPC researchers say there's an 85% chance that this year's hurricane season will be more active than normal, with the potential for 17 to 25 named storms (which boast...
  • Wednesday War Room, 10AM-Noon & 5-7PM ET

    05/29/2024 6:45:22 AM PDT · by 4Liberty · 2 replies
    America’s Voice News ^ | 05/29/2024 | Stephen K. Bannon
    PM 4Liberty, if you want On/Off this listhttps://pluto.tv/live-tv/americas-voicehttps://americasvoice.news/Tune in via Roku/AppleTV/AmazonFire with the America’s Voice App https://americasvoice.appLIVE STREAM all Bannon shows & find past episodes here: https://rumble.com/c/BannonsWarRoom | https://americasvoice.news/playlists/the-war-room/
  • Dallas blitzed by intense storms; disaster declared amid 500,000 power outages

    05/29/2024 6:30:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    accuweather ^ | 05/28/2024 | Brian Lada
    A chaotic scene unfolded around Dallas early Tuesday morning as a line of intense storms blasted the city before sunrise, upending travel before the morning commute following the extended Memorial Day weekend. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued a disaster declaration Tuesday morning in the wake of the severe storms. A 77-mph wind gust was clocked at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at 5:47 a.m., CDT, contributing to more than 600 flight delays and 270 cancellations at the airport, according to FlightAware. The hurricane-force wind gusts caused havoc across the area, snapping tree limbs and bringing down power lines. Nearly 500,000...
  • So How Are Things Going In China?

    05/29/2024 6:25:24 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 28 May, 2024 | Francis Menton
    How are things going in China? That is a question of great interest to everyone in the world, both inside China and out. Of all countries, China has either the largest or second-largest population (neck and neck with India at about 1.4 billion), and an economy that is a relatively close second to the United States in absolute production (although less than 20% as prosperous on the basis of per capita GDP). China’s economy has clearly grown rapidly since the 1980s, but there is conflicting information as to whether that growth is continuing, or perhaps stalling out. If China is...
  • Why do our FBI agents so regularly abuse their power?

    05/29/2024 4:30:30 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 29 May, 2024 | Patricia McCarthy
    Is the agency purposely selecting people who sign up precisely because they want to act outside the law? The American people are learning by dribs and drabs that the raid on Mar-a-Lago was not only unconstitutional, it was a set-up, an attempt to frame former President Trump for having documents illegally stored there. The set-up proves the lie. Both the National Archives and the FBI knew said documents, which Trump was legally allowed to have, were carefully stored in a locked storage room. Many of those boxes were packed and sent there by the National Archives; they likely knew what...
  • "Coffee and a Mike" with Jason Goodman | JOINT TERRORISM TASK FORCE [Great overview of the Trump Trial in NYC and the lawfare being used]

    05/29/2024 4:13:24 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Rumble ^ | 28 May, 2024 | Mike Farris
    Jason Goodman is an independent journalist and host of the show Crowd Source the Truth. He comes on to discuss covering the Trump trial in NYC, the lawfare occurring, his video that went viral with Norm Eisen and much more. I am watching for a second time this morning and taking notes. Jason is a really good investigative journalist and the government has gone after him too.
  • Sweden moves towards Civil War.

    05/29/2024 3:19:55 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 38 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | May 22, 2024 | Jeff Taylor
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcLk-tvbrl4
  • Traditional pension plans are pretty rare. But here’s who still has them and how they work

    05/28/2024 10:06:28 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Sep 7, 2023 | Jeanne Sahadi
    The phrase “pension benefits” may come up a lot in the next several days as negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and the Big Three automakers go down to the wire to avert a strike. But for most private-sector US workers, pensions disappeared long ago. In a traditional pension, employers contribute, invest and manage retirement funds for their workers, who then receive guaranteed monthly checks for life after they retire. But over the past several decades, employers have either closed or frozen their pensions and turned instead to retirement savings vehicles like the 401(k), which put much more of...
  • Woman faces 16 charges in chase that ended in wrong-way crash on 405 Freeway

    05/28/2024 3:24:17 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 23 replies
    ABC 7 Los Angeles ^ | 05/23/2024 | ABC 7 Staff
    BRENTWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- The driver accused of leading police on a wild chase that ended in a wrong-way crash on the 405 Freeway in the Brentwood area last week is facing 16 charges, prosecutors announced. Lisa Ann Heflin, 41, was charged Wednesday with 10 counts of assault upon a police officer, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count each of fleeing a pursuing officer while driving recklessly and hit-and-run resulting in property damage, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Heflin pleaded not guilty to all charges on Wednesday.
  • Nissan Turns To Gigacasting To Slash Costs And Complexity Of Future EVs

    05/28/2024 1:06:33 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 31 replies
    https://www.msn.com/ ^ | 05/28/24 | Suvrat Kothari
    High purchase prices are a major barrier to the wider adoption of electric vehicles. A significant portion of this cost comes from expensive batteries. However, in recent years, automakers have been employing an advanced manufacturing technique known as gigacasting. This method helps offset the high cost of batteries, simplifies production, and reduces the weight of EVs. Nissan will follow Tesla, and several other carmakers like Toyota, Hyundai, and Ford, in adopting this technology. The brand aims to reduce the costs of EV parts by 10% and slash weight by 20%, Automotive News reported. Nissan's EVs using gigacasting are expected to...
  • New data show that ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious just got a lot more scandalous

    05/28/2024 11:56:21 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 28 May, 2024 | Olivia Murray
    USA Today blames Mexican cartel and Latin America violence on small-time American gun stores, but then says the quiet part out loud. From Nick Penzenstadler’s exclusive article at USA Today: Hacked data reveals which US gun sellers are behind Mexican cartel violenceA massive leak of Mexican military intelligence has exposed for the first time in two decades U.S. gun shops and smugglers tied to 78,000 firearms recovered south of the border – and which types of guns are being trafficked. The nuggets of information are among roughly 10 million records hacked by an anonymous collective known as ‘Guacamaya’ and shared...
  • Tattooed hooligan revealed as part of crew who unloaded fire extinguisher on NYPD agent: cops

    05/28/2024 11:41:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/28/2024 | Joe Marino and Amanda Woods
    A tattooed hooligan has been identified as part of a crew wanted for unleashing a fire extinguisher on an NYPD traffic enforcement agent in a disturbing caught-on-video prank, authorities said. Escarlin Polanco Gonzalez, 19 — pictured in an NYPD mugshot released Monday night with a distinct neck tattoo — has been linked to the Thursday crime at St. Nicholas Avenue and West 118th Street in Harlem, which sent the agent to the hospital with an eye injury, cops said. The 43-year-old uniformed agent was driving a marked NYPD cruiser near the intersection around 6:50 a.m. when a gray four-door sedan...
  • Joe Biden's 'Equity Agenda' Has a New Target: Kidney Transplants

    05/28/2024 10:56:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 28, 2024 | Peter Hasson
    HHS proposal would push hospitals to prioritize low-income patients in bid to address 'racial inequities' The Biden administration unveiled a plan that would push American hospitals to prioritize low-income patients when performing kidney transplants, a move Health and Human Services secretary Xavier Becerra says is aimed at rooting out "racial inequities" in the "transplant process." The proposal, which Becerra's agency announced on May 8, would place 90 of the nation's 257 transplant hospitals into a pilot program that uses an annual point system to grade participants. Under the system, a successful kidney transplant counts as one point. A transplant furnished...
  • Nation Building’s Last Stand In Gaza

    05/28/2024 10:25:34 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 21 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | May 28, 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rafah isn’t just the last stand for Hamas, but for an entire foreign policy establishment. The desperate effort to keep Israeli soldiers from going into the last Gaza stronghold of the Islamic terrorist organization is about more than the sum of the geopolitical parts. After nation building failed in Afghanistan and Iraq, and everywhere else it’s been tried, the radioactive ‘Palestinian’ nation building experiment from over 30 years ago is its last hope.
  • The Highest Paying Business Jobs for Undergraduates: Not All College Degrees are Useless

    05/28/2024 9:50:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Monster ^ | 05/28/2024 | Venus Gentile
    Starting your career with a business major is a strategic move in today's dynamic job market. This qualification opens doors to many lucrative and impactful opportunities. And you'll find some of the highest-paying business jobs right here on Monster.Trends indicate a positive outlook for business careers. The job market is robust, with a wide range of sectors such as finance, consulting, human resources, and marketing seeking business-savvy professionals. This demand is fueled by an ongoing need for graduates with strategic thinking, financial acumen, and innovative problem-solving skills.You can carve out a highly rewarding career in these lucrative sectors with the...
  • Why the Absurd Alito Flag Controversy is a Good Sign

    05/28/2024 7:26:34 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Declassified with Julie Kelly ^ | 28 May, 2024 | Julie Kelly
    Take heart, dear reader. While it is excruciating to endure the latest political crisis manufactured by Democrats and the leftwing news media, I advise a different approach. Smile. Laugh. Cackle like Kamala. Why? The absurd flag-flying scandal, undoubtedly annoying to Justice Samuel Alito and his family, is all the proof we need that decisions pending at the U.S. Supreme Court will not go the Democrats’ way. And it is killing them to the point of debasement and emotional immolation. Yay! Two critical questions before the court will determine whether Donald Trump faces trial in Washington, D.C. this year on Special...
  • Tuesday War Room, 10AM-Noon & 5-7PM ET

    05/28/2024 6:30:59 AM PDT · by 4Liberty · 6 replies
    America’s Voice News ^ | 05/28/2024 | Stephen K. Bannon
    PM 4Liberty, if you want On/Off this listhttps://pluto.tv/live-tv/americas-voicehttps://americasvoice.news/Tune in via Roku/AppleTV/AmazonFire with the America’s Voice App https://americasvoice.appLIVE STREAM all Bannon shows & find past episodes here: https://rumble.com/c/BannonsWarRoom | https://americasvoice.news/playlists/the-war-room/
  • The Plan to Convict Trump

    05/28/2024 5:44:49 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 28 May, 2024 | John Cleer
    At last, we can see Alvin Bragg's underlying criminal theory: he doesn't have one. Bragg and Judge Merchan are running the real trial in the court of public opinion, not to deliver justice but to hurt Trump's presidential campaign by branding him a convicted felon during the election. They seek to do this by lying to the jury -- for example, by pretending to have a criminal theory. The prosecution rested their case without specifying the second crime, nor giving a shred of evidence for the first: even if we took Michael Cohen's testimony at face value, ignoring that he's...
  • How liberal women frighten the bears

    05/28/2024 4:07:23 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 28 May, 2024 | Noel S. Williams
    Among the many women who claim that they’d feel safer encountering a bear in the forest than a man (because “men are scary”) is author and Guggenheim fellow Julia Phillips. Perhaps it is not men or bears that present the most danger in the forest. Not only do women initiate domestic violence against men (we just don’t report it), but they are also going on violent rampages in forests. Just look at these raving woods women who have completely lost all sense of equanimity. Yikes. It seems their electro-chemical imbalances are disrupting their brains’ normal neuro pathways. So disturbed are...
  • Claudia Sheinbaum is likely to be Mexico’s next president. Who is she?

    05/27/2024 5:10:11 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 43 replies
    MSN/WaPo ^ | May 2024 | Mary Beth Sheridan, Lorena Ríos
    Sheinbaum, 61, is poised to make history as Mexico’s first female president and first Jewish head of state. Polls a week before Mexico’s election show her enjoying a wide lead over the next candidate, the conservative entrepreneur Xóchitl Gálvez. Still, after nearly a quarter-century in the public eye, she remains an enigma, known mainly as the low-key protégé of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the charismatic leader known as AMLO. AMLO doesn’t speak English and dislikes traveling abroad. Sheinbaum did postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley; her sister and daughter live in the United States. The president,...