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  • 'World first' vegan violin created using berries and pears in Malvern

    01/18/2022 3:10:06 PM PST · by Kriggerel · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | January 18, 2022 | BBC
    A violin-maker has used components including steamed pear, berries and spring water to create a vegan violin. Padraig O'Dubhlaoidh made the instrument, entirely free of animal products, in his Malvern Hills workshop during the coronavirus lockdown. The body of the bespoke instrument is the first in the world to be registered with The Vegan Society's trademark, said the organisation. Natural replacements for animal-based glues were used on the £8,000 violin.
  • Southwest Florida tornadoes: Hundreds displaced from their homes. What we know Monday, Jan. 17

    01/17/2022 11:04:07 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 17 January 2022 | Luis Zambrano
    Luis Zambrano, Fort Myers News-Press Mon, January 17, 2022, 10:24 AM·2 min read A day after two EF-2 tornadoes touched down in Southwest Florida and numerous tornado warnings were issued in the region, here is what you need to know regarding recovery and clean-up efforts, power, people who have been displaced and moved into temporary shelters. This is a developing story. Please check back with and for updates throughout the day. Power outages in Lee and Collier LCEC is reporting today eight customers without power. FPL is reporting 362 in Lee County, 31 in Collier County and 65...
  • Tim Kaine: Dems Have ‘Different Paths’ to Move Voting Legislation Through the Senate

    01/16/2022 11:51:15 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/16/2022 | Pam Key
    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Senate Democrats had “a couple of different paths” to pass voting legislation without Republican support.
  • Lindsey Graham Will Not Support McConnell as Leader Unless He ‘Can Prove’ a ‘Working Relationship’ with Trump

    01/13/2022 7:49:53 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 39 replies
    breitbart ^ | 01/13/21` | Jordan Dixon-Hamilton
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) cast doubt on the possibility of supporting Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for Republican Senate Leader again.
  • Hacker, 19, takes control of more than 20 Tesla vehicles in 10 countries through a flaw in third-party software that let him start cars remotely and even spy on the driver

    01/12/2022 3:16:24 PM PST · by Scarlett156 · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12 January 2022 | Stacy Liberatore
    A 19-year-old hacker claims to have taken over more than 20 Tesla vehicles in 10 countries through a software vulnerability. David Colombo, who is based in Germany, shared the feat on Twitter saying the fault does not fall on the Elon Musk-founded company, but on owners of the Teslas. The flaw is said to have been found in third-party software that allowed Colombo to unlock doors and windows, start the cars without keys and disable security systems. He also tweeted the vulnerability lets him use the internal Tesla cameras to spy on the driver. Colombo told that ‘it is...
  • How can I tell if I have a cold, the flu or COVID?

    01/07/2022 11:49:45 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 82 replies
    WGNTV ^ | 6 January 2022 | Associated Press
    How do I know if I have a cold, the flu or COVID-19? Experts say testing is the best way to determine what you have since symptoms of the illnesses can overlap. The viruses that cause colds, the flu and COVID-19 are spread the same way — through droplets from the nose and mouth of infected people. And they can all be spread before a person realizes they’re infected.
  • Powerball jackpot climbs to $522 million

    01/02/2022 10:34:55 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Nypost ^ | 01/02/2022 | Alec Gearty
    Powerball has yet to find its first jackpot winner of 2022, making the next drawing worth $522 million. Jackpot hopefuls fell short of the $500 million prize for the 37th consecutive drawing on Saturday.
  • Chief justice calls for judicial independence amid growing political criticism of federal courts

    12/31/2021 5:42:11 PM PST · by chief lee runamok · 26 replies
    faux ^ | 1`2/31/21 | Shannon Bream
    Chief Justice John Roberts asserted the independence of the federal courts from what he called "inappropriate political influence," in a year-end report released Friday that comes amid widespread political criticism of the Supreme Court, and calls to dramatically reform its structure.
  • 'Absolutely devastating' Colorado wildfire burns hundreds of homes near Boulder

    12/31/2021 4:54:22 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 97 replies ^ | 12/31/2021 | Tim Stelloh and Minyvonne Burke
    Hundreds of homes burned and tens of thousands of people were evacuated after a rare wind-driven wildfire tore through suburban neighborhoods in Colorado on Thursday, authorities said. Gov. Jared Polis declared a state of emergency in the area, calling the blaze — which ballooned to 1,600 acres in a few hours amid 100-mph winds — “absolutely devastating.” After toppled power lines started the grass fire around 11 a.m. south of Boulder, the flames quickly spread through the towns of Louisville and Superior, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said during a news conference. “This was consuming football field lengths of land...
  • Guardian ‘Person of the Year’ Poll Deactivated After J.K. Rowling Takes Lead

    12/29/2021 9:09:14 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/29/21 | Simon Kent
    An online poll conducted by the staunchly left Guardian newspaper seeking nominations for “Person of the Year” has been turned off, sparking speculation it was shut down when author J.K. Rowling took the lead.
  • Trump's stirring vaccine defense: Ex-president says most Americans dying or hospitalized because of COVID are unvaccinated, encourages everyone to get the shot and brands it 'one of the greatest achievements of mankind'

    12/23/2021 8:15:06 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 414 replies
    dm ^ | 12/23/2021 | Katelyn Caralle and Harriet Alexander
    Donald Trump said Wednesday that people unvaccinated against coronavirus are the ones getting 'very sick' as he pushed back against conservative Candace Owens by claiming all Americans should get the jab while he again took credit for its creation. 'I came up with a vaccine – with three vaccines,' Trump told the Daily Wire host, referring to the development of the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines while he was still president. 'All are very, very good. Came up with three of them in less than nine months. It was supposed to take five to 12 years.'
  • US accuses Chinese tech firms, research institutes of weaponizing biotechnology, creating 'brain-control weaponry'

    12/19/2021 3:55:33 AM PST · by EBH · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/16/2021 | Conor Finnegan andLuke Barr
    The Biden administration has blacklisted and sanctioned dozens of Chinese government research institutes and private-sector tech firms, accusing them of weaponizing technology for use at home and abroad, the U.S. departments of Commerce and Treasury announced Thursday. In particular, the U.S. warned that these entities were working as part of a broader Chinese government strategy to develop and deploy biotechnology, including "brain-control weaponry," for possible offensive use and as part of its crackdown on Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities -- a campaign that the U.S. has determined constitutes genocide. "The scientific pursuit of biotechnology and medical innovation can save...
  • Special Report: Amazon partnered with China propaganda arm

    12/19/2021 3:47:21 AM PST · by EBH · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/17/2021 | Steve Stecklow and Jeffrey Dastin
    LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Inc was marketing a collection of President Xi Jinping's speeches and writings on its Chinese website about two years ago, when Beijing delivered an edict, according to two people familiar with the incident. The American e-commerce giant must stop allowing any customer ratings and reviews in China. A negative review of Xi's book prompted the demand, one of the people said. "I think the issue was anything under five stars," the highest rating in Amazon's five-point system, said the other person. Ratings and reviews are a crucial part of Amazon's e-commerce business, a major...
  • 'The situation is dire'; Salvation Army facing toy, donation shortage ahead of holidays

    12/14/2021 6:50:02 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 207 replies
    fox 13 ^ | 12/13/2021 | By fox 13 news staff
    SEATTLE - The Salvation Army is facing a shortage of toys and donations ahead of the holiday season, and urge communities to find a way to help.The nonprofit reports it gets 75% of total annual donations during November and December, and they are once again in need of support. That help can come in the form of an online donation at the virtual Northwest Red Kettle."There are many reasons why both financial and toy donations are down this year, not the least of which is likely pandemic fatigue and concerns about employment and the future," said Colonel Cindy Foley of...
  • Kentucky candle factory staff with more than 100 workers on shift 'would be fired if they left as tornado bore down on them' leaving eight dead and ten missing

    12/13/2021 4:45:30 PM PST · by Scarlett156 · 100 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/13/2021 | James Gordon
    Night-shift workers were in the middle of the holiday rush, cranking out candles at Mayfield Consumer Products, when a tornado closed in on the factory and the word went out to seek shelter, but at least four claim supervisors that they would be fired if they left their shifts early. At least eight people at the factory were killed, among dozens of fatalities across several Kentucky counties. Word of the approaching storm circled for hours with up to 15 of those on shift asking managers if they could leave in order to shelter at their own homes, only to be...
  • SNL Nativity Includes ‘Twerking’ Baby Jesus, While Mary Swings on Stripper Pole

    12/12/2021 6:14:56 PM PST · by boycott · 61 replies ^ | Todd Starnes
    The cast of Saturday Night Live kicked off the yuletide season by performing a disgusting skit called “Hip Hop Nativity.” It was provocative, it was sacrilegious and it was revolting. But maybe the greatest sin of all is that the comedy sketch was just not funny. Baby Jesus twerked while Mother Mary twirled on a stripper pole and “Baby Daddy” Joseph did a “pimp walk.” “Hip hop is down here,” one of the low-rent actresses said. “The streets are in the knees. Pimp walk. It’s Christmas y’all.” Baby J is shaking like a rattle, another actress said. “Praise him. Praise...
  • Brian Williams Quits TV: America In 2021 Is "Unrecognizable"

    12/11/2021 2:57:58 AM PST · by EBH · 69 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 12/11/2021 | Tim Harris
    Longtime NBC News broadcaster Brian Williams issued a strange warning Thursday as he retired from his 11 p.m. MSNBC show. "The reality is though, I will wake up tomorrow in the America of the year 2021, a nation unrecognizable to those who came before us and fought to protect it, which is what you must do now," Williams said. "They’ve decided to burn it all down with us inside. That should scare you to no end as much as it scares an aging volunteer fireman." Transcript and video at link.
  • UH, MetroHealth, Cleveland Clinic postpone some non-essential surgeries as COVID patients fill beds

    12/05/2021 10:04:37 AM PST · by EBH · 29 replies
    News 5 Cleveland ^ | 12/3/2021 | Ian Cross
    CLEVELAND — University Hospitals, MetroHealth and Cleveland Clinic issued a joint statement on Friday morning to announce that due to a surge in unvaccinated patients with COVID-19 and an unprecedented demand for inpatient care across their facilities, they are near reaching full capacity and are temporarily postponing non-urgent surgeries at some locations. More than 90% of patients in the ICUs of these hospital systems are unvaccinated, hospital officials stated. “This means that vaccination is protecting people from severe illness,” the statement reads. “The majority of vaccinated patients who are hospitalized have underlying health conditions.” UH is experiencing a record-high census...
  • Blizzard warnings in effect for parts of Hawaii as potent storm wallops islands

    12/04/2021 6:49:12 AM PST · by jerod · 64 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | Dec. 3, 2021 10:29 AM AST | By Ryan Adamson, AccuWeather meteorologist
    A potent storm has begun to wallop the Hawaiian Islands with gusty winds and widespread flooding rain, with blizzard conditions expected at some higher elevations, AccuWeather forecasters say. Much of the 50th state has been abnormally dry recently, with parts of Hawaii in severe to extreme drought. Needed rain began on Friday, but it may be too much of a good thing. Due to the threat of excessive rainfall, flood watches have been issued for all of the islands and are expected to remain in place through Monday afternoon. Drought that has been developing over Hawaii became more intense after...
  • Cross-Sex Hormones Are Steroids and Addictive

    12/03/2021 4:45:15 PM PST · by Scarlett156 · 4 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 3 December 2021 | Walt Heyer
    A dirty little secret withheld from people who seek help for gender distress is that cross-sex hormones are anabolic steroids and addictive in the same way that daily consumption of alcohol can lead to addiction. Gender clinics, now including Planned Parenthood, routinely prescribe cross-sex hormones on the first or second visit, and they neglect to disclose that steroids are addictive and distort one’s ability to make decisions. Steroid use makes people easy marks for the next step: surgery, such as mastectomy and genital reconfiguration, both of which mutilate healthy tissue. I am a biological man who submitted myself to cross-sex...