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  • Obama-era officials return to White House worth millions

    03/25/2021 11:55:23 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/21/2021 | Soo Rin Kim andLibby Cathey
    As several Obama-era officials return to the White House under President Joe Biden, their reunion comes with fuller pockets and deeper ties to corporate interests, new financial disclosure reports show. According to ABC News' analysis of the most recent disclosure reports, many of Biden's top White House officials, including Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Domestic Policy Council Director Susan Rice, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese, and coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients, have substantially multiplied their wealth over the past few years. Rice, who is among the wealthiest members of the Biden White House team, dramatically increased her wealth since...
  • 'Smart toilet' grant flushes $6.9M away, Rand Paul says

    12/31/2020 9:54:53 AM PST · by BuckeyeGW · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/331/20 | Kerry Picket
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul brought to light a $6.9 million provision for a “smart toilet” that was part of his annual federal government waste report that tabulated $54.7 billion in government waste in the past year.
  • Prosecutor says no charges in Michigan toilet voting display

    09/22/2020 11:38:53 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9-22-2020 | Zack Budryk
    A Michigan prosecutor will not pursue felony charges over a homeowner who displayed a toilet with a sign reading “Place mail in ballots here.” Ingham County election clerk Barb Byrum (D) reported the Lansing-area display to police, saying taking illegal possession of absentee ballots is a felony, according to The Associated Press. However, county prosecutor Carol Siemon (D) said the display appeared to be “an effort to make a humorous political statement” rather than any intention to violate the law.
  • China: Communist Party Replaces Uyghur Mosque with Toilet

    08/15/2020 12:32:03 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 14 2020 | FRANCES MARTEL
    A local official in Atush, Xinjiang, confirmed to Radio Free Asia (RFA) in an interview published Thursday that Chinese officials had built a public toilet at the site of a demolished Uyghur mosque. The public bathrooms were reportedly not yet in use, nor was there any clear need for more public toilets in the area, the anonymous official reportedly said. China launched a campaign in 2016 to demolish Uyghur mosques throughout Xinjiang, China’s largest and westernmost province. Officials also used other initiatives to erase Uyghur and other Turkic ethnic minority culture, including restrictions on wearing Islamic clothing in public, limits...
  • NASA wants your help designing future moon toilets

    06/25/2020 10:31:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    ENgadget ^ | 06/25/2020 | Racehk England
    Lunar gravity is approximately one sixth of Earth’s gravity, so bodily fluids and the like will “fall down,” but more slowly, which brings its own icky challenges. There’s $35,000 in prize money up for grabs, plus the unending personal glory of being able to say you helped designed a moon toilet. There’s also a junior category for under-18s. There’s a fairly extensive list of technical requirements for the sought-after toilet, and creators will have to take into account a host of factors including female needs and sickness. For example, while the preferred method for capturing vomit will be emesis bags...
  • Toilet flush heard during Supreme Court phone arguments

    05/06/2020 12:44:06 PM PDT · by FatherofFive · 42 replies
    Washington examiner ^ | 5/6/2020 | CAITLIN YILEK
    The audible flush happened Wednesday while Roman Martinez, an attorney for the American Association of Political Consultants, was speaking. Martinez did not miss a beat as a toilet flushed in the background
  • Flushing the toilet might give you coronavirus

    04/23/2020 1:36:50 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 68 replies
    BGR ^ | 4/23/2020 | MIke Wehner
    Upon examining a wealth of existing research dating as far back as the 1950s, the authors of the paper explain that flushing a toilet that contains fecal matter can produce bioaerosols that remain in the air for an extended period of time. Much of the research suggests the material remains in the air for up 8 minutes after the toilet was flushed.
  • What Misinformation Has to Do With Toilet Paper

    03/30/2020 9:17:38 PM PDT · by deport · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Mar 19, 2020 | Emily Buder
    It started with an unsubstantiated rumor. “You can laugh now,” Johnny Carson said on The Tonight Show on December 19, 1973, “but there is an acute shortage of toilet paper.” There wasn’t—but it didn’t matter. The broadcast sent America into a mass panic. Millions of shoppers swarmed into grocery stores and began hoarding toilet paper. Ex nihilo, a shortage was born. The Scott Paper Company urged people to stop panic-buying the product. Nevertheless, for four months, toilet paper—absent from shelves—was bartered for, traded, and even sold on the black market....Some experts regard the toilet-paper shortage of ’73 as a...
  • Idiot who licked toilets test positive

    03/24/2020 9:36:36 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 5,384 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | March 23 2020 | Kane
    A kid who licked toilets as part of the #CoronaVirusChallenge says he's now in the hospital with coronavirus. @gayshawnmendes was also just suspended from twitter
  • Leaked Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign rider calls for candidate's hotel room to be FREEZING and for staff to 'stock up' on honey packets for his tea if available - as well as check for 'leaky faucets or slow flushing toilets'

    01/17/2020 3:41:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/16/20 | Matthew Wright
    Senator Bernie Sanders likes his hotel rooms cold and does not like slow flushing toilets, according to a leaked tour rider from his 2020 presidential campaign. Referred to as the 'Senator Comfort Memo,' the document offers specific arrangements that need to be met for Sanders' hotels, food, drink, family and staff. Marked 'confidential: for campaign staff use only, not for circulation,' the two-page memo is dated April 10, 2019 and was first reported by the Smoking Gun Wednesday. **SNIP** Sanders requests that rooms have a down comforter or at least one extra blanket and also asks that they come stocked...
  • Thief who robbed four banks is FREED on New York's no-bail policy - then knocks over another bank 24 hours after shouting 'I can't believe they let me out'

    01/12/2020 9:20:12 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 11, 2019 | Ralph R. Ortega
    Gerold Woodberry, 42, is alleged to have robbed banks in New York's Midtown Manhattan, Harlem, West Village and the Upper West Side, since December 30 He was accused of passing notes to tellers and got away with $1,000 twice before cops on patrol nabbed him on Thursday But he was released under the city's new 'no bail law,' which doesn't require bail to hold a suspect accused of non-violent felonies, including robbery 'I can't believe they let me out,' sources said he boasted as he left the New York Police Department's headquarters. 'What were they thinking? 'Woodberry was then alleged to...
  • CES 2020: What to expect from the tech bonanza - from smart toilets to 8K TVs

    01/09/2020 2:06:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/06/20 | Daniel Howley
    LAS VEGAS - CES 2020 officially kicks off here in Las Vegas on Tuesday, and companies from around the world are rolling out the forklifts to build out some of the massive exhibits that will be on display for the 170,000 attendees at this year’s edition of the tech industry’s trade show. But we’ve already got a good idea of the kinds of major announcements we’ll get during the biggest week in tech. Here’s what to expect, from 8K TVs to smart toilets to smartphones with foldable displays. As usual, some of the hottest news will come from the TV...
  • Lincoln High School Students Terrorize Businesses and Residents on Brighton Beach Block (Brooklyn)

    11/27/2019 5:02:49 PM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    bklyner.com ^ | November 27, 2019 | KOUICHI SHIRAYANAGI
    For residents and storekeepers on one Neptune Avenue block between Ocean Parkway and Brighton 3rd Street, being close to Lincoln High School has been an unrelenting disaster. Massive groups of students, often high on marijuana, wreak chaos, and intimidate the neighborhood every school day, neighbors complain. The large groups of teenagers — often 60 kids or more — block entryways, dance on Dunkin’ Donuts tables, play dice games, and harass residents and store owners to the point that business owners say their commerce is interrupted and residents say it has become unsafe to leave their apartments.  Businesses Plan for Daily Chaos...
  • Solid gold toilet stolen from Winston Churchill’s birthplace

    09/14/2019 6:40:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 14, 2019
    Thieves have stolen a solid gold toilet worth up to £1 million ($1.25 million) from the birthplace of British wartime leader Winston Churchill. The toilet, the work of Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan, had been installed only two days earlier at Blenheim Palace, west of London, after previously being shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Police said the toilet was taken early Saturday by thieves who used at least two vehicles. …
  • Time To Flush AOC & Her Border Travelling Sister Act Down the Toilet

    07/02/2019 11:08:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/19 | Judi McLeod
    AOC hit the ground screaming when she arrived at the El Paso Station Justice Democrats NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), and her activist sistahs, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan (Marry-your-Brother) Omar and Michigan Rep. expletive-hurling Rashida Tlaib have moved into their own Hoax Huckster Fabrication Factory. The Hoax Hucksters are now sending out hype and lies—coming straight out of the toilet. All three are well-tooled in the dirty art of socialist activism, but AOC, putting into use her casting call background, is the leader of the screaming jackal pack.
  • Snake slithers out of toilet, bites Florida man on arm

    05/28/2019 10:48:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2019
    Authorities say a ball python slithered out of a toilet and bit a South Florida man on the arm. Coral Springs police spokesman Chris Swinson said the man was treated at the scene after the 4-foot (1.2-meter) snake bit him when he lifted the toilet seat on Sunday morning. The snake is nonvenomous. …
  • Man flushes grandparents' ashes down a toilet after fight with mother over marijuana use

    05/04/2019 11:14:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/30/19 | John Gage
    A Pennsylvania man is facing criminal charges after flushing his grandparents' ashes down the toilet. Thomas Porter Wells, 33, allegedly did the deed after his mother kicked him out of her house because of his drinking habit and marijuana use. Wells texted his mother later, saying "and soon as you die you'll be going in the same spot where you belong down the (expletive) you (expletive)." **SNIP** Wells faces two counts of abuse of a corpse and criminal mischief.
  • Toilet tosser trapped in Illinois, police say

    02/22/2019 12:16:28 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | February 22, 2019 | Ann Smajstrla
    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - A Florida man is charged with throwing a toilet through the window of an Illinois school board office, police said. Dave Tolivar, 36, allegedly hauled an old toilet to a Board of Education building Feb. 15 in East St. Louis and hurled it through the glass of a front window, according to a statement from police. Officers responded and found Tolivar a few blocks away, sitting on another old toilet, police said. Tolivar has been charged with one count of criminal damage to property. Tolivar is from Daytona Beach, Florida, The Miami Herald reported. It’s...
  • The Relentless Misery of 1.6 Gallons

    01/26/2019 1:16:01 AM PST · by vannrox · 49 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 1-5-2010 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    My order at my favorite Chinese takeout was taking too long. I stopped into the men's room. There I witnessed a common scene: the modern toilet disaster. An otherwise clean business had a restroom calamity on its hands, one so grim that I hesitate to describe it. The conjectural history is not difficult to reconstruct. The toilet apparently had trouble flushing. There was a plunger by the toilet, of course, as we see everywhere today. The toilet was plunged to get rid of the obstruction, while the obstruction itself spilled all over the floor and stuck to the plunger too....
  • A toilet powered by worms may be future of sanitation (trunc.)

    01/13/2019 1:50:00 PM PST · by libstripper · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan 13, 2019 | Hilary Brueck
    Full title of article: "A $350 toilet powered by worms may be the ingenious future of sanitation that Bill Gates has been dreaming about" Excerpt: Worm toilets require no traditional flushing and aren't hooked up to a sewer system — instead, worms compost human waste. More than 4,000 such "Tiger Toilets" have been installed to date across India, in homes of people who were previously defecating in the open. The worm toilets smell a lot better than a pit latrine, and don't breed mosquitoes either. Here's how a $350 toilet powered by worms could change the world and save lives.