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  • Woman Says 6-Year-Old to Blame for Loaded Gun Hidden Near Disney Entrance

    10/30/2020 6:31:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    WESH ^ | Oct 29, 2020
    A Georgia woman accused of hiding a loaded gun behind a plant near the entrance to Disney’s Magic Kingdom put the blame on a 6-year-old boy. According to an arrest report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Marcia Temple was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon on Oct. 8 after Disney workers spotted her hiding her purse near the entrance to Magic Kingdom. Advertisement Disney workers alerted security and deputies said they spotted the gun as they opened the purse to try and determine who owned it. The 9mm gun was loaded with 10 bullets, including one in...
  • Hot doctor sick of being told she’s ‘too pretty to work in medical field’

    10/30/2020 12:30:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 147 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 30, 2 | Jane Ridley
    When the now-successful family practice doctor was interviewed for a place at medical school at the start of her career, the interviewer bluntly asked her whether she had cheated on her Medical College Admission Test. “Usually we don’t see women with your hair color score this well,” he pronounced. The then-22-year-old blonde was shocked, but she held her head high and replied: “No, I didn’t cheat — I worked very hard to achieve that score.” Nine years on, successfully employed as the only female partner in a Las Vegas family health practice, the doctor is still being undermined because of...
  • Eight Go Mad in Arizona: How a Lockdown Experiment Went Horribly Wrong

    10/30/2020 11:49:30 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 30 replies
    Pocket Worthy ^ | October 2020 | Steve Rose
    It sounds like a sci-fi movie, or the weirdest series of Big Brother ever. Eight volunteers wearing snazzy red jumpsuits seal themselves into a hi-tech glasshouse that’s meant to perfectly replicate Earth’s ecosystems. They end up starving, gasping for air and at each other’s throats – while the world’s media looks on. But the Biosphere 2 experiment really did happen. Running from 1991 to 1993, it is remembered as a failure, if it is remembered at all – a hubristic, pseudo-scientific experiment that was never going to accomplish its mission. However, as the new documentary Spaceship Earth shows, the escapade...
  • Vanity: The Landlady’s Tale — A FreeRepublic Halloween Tradition...

    10/30/2020 7:24:19 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    Vanity | 2000 | Swordmaker
    The Landlady's Tale By SWORDMAKER copyright 2000 Preface The following story was told to me by the woman who rented my parents their first home in California when they moved to Sacramento in 1939. A devout Catholic (so much so that although she had been divorced by her husband, she did not consider the divorce valid and did not remarry until her husband died many years later) the landlady swore on her Bible, in front of my sister and me after she told us the story, that it was absolutely true. She was quite serious about it. In the 1970s,...
  • The Most Famous Paradox in Physics Nears Its End

    10/30/2020 3:38:08 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 35 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 29 October 2020 | George Musser
    ......................................And that led to a remarkable twist in the story. Because the radiation is highly entangled with the black hole it came from, the quantum computer, too, becomes highly entangled with the hole. Within the simulation, the entanglement translates into a geometric link between the simulated black hole and the original. Put simply, the two are connected by a wormhole. “There’s the physical black hole and then there’s the simulated one in the quantum computer, and there can be a replica wormhole connecting those,” said Douglas Stanford, a theoretical physicist at Stanford and a member of the West Coast team....
  • Rogue Planet About the Size of Earth Discovered in the Milky Way

    10/29/2020 11:07:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    https://scitechdaily.com ^ | By University of Warsaw October 29, 2020
    An artist’s impression of a gravitational microlensing event by a free-floating planet. Credit: Jan Skowron / Astronomical Observatory, University of Warsaw ============================================================================= Our Galaxy may be teeming with rogue planets, gravitationally unbound to any star. An international team of scientists, led by Polish astronomers, has announced the discovery of the smallest Earth-sized free-floating planet found to date. Over four thousand extrasolar planets have been discovered to date. Although many of the known exoplanets do not resemble those in our solar system, they have one thing in common — they all orbit a star. However, theories of planet formation and evolution...
  • Experts Fear Lab-Grown Brains Will Become Sentient, Which Is Upsetting

    10/29/2020 5:50:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    https://www.popularmechanics.com ^ | By Caroline Delbert Oct 28, 2020
    Key Points: The idea of sentient, lab-created "organoids" raises ethical questions that ripple through science. Tests could include physical scans, mathematical models, and more. Scientists say there are reasons it could be necessary to create consciousness ... and destroy it. ========================================================================= A thought-provoking new article poses some hugely important scientific questions: Could brain cells initiated and grown in a lab become sentient? What would that look like, and how could scientists test for it? And would a sentient, lab-grown brain “organoid” have some kind of rights? Buckle up for a quick and dirty history of the ethics of sentience. We...
  • A Biden 2035

    10/29/2020 5:37:31 AM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 3 replies
    October 29, 2020 | Brian Griffin
    January 1, 2035 The USA has kept its promise under its Paris climate pact renewal shepherded though a reluctant Senate by Majority Leader Schumer in 2021 after an angry rebuke of about a dozen Democratic holdouts by President Biden, who was at his dogmatic best, pure emotion untempered by in-depth thought. The once great American oil companies such as Exxon-Mobil and Chevron no longer exist. America no longer has a petrochemical industry. This has created drug shortages in past years as needed chemicals were not available, but buying and stockpiling Chinese chemicals paid for by jewelry extracted from Americans needing...
  • Q ~ Trust Trump's Plan ~ 10/28/20 Vol.298, Q Day 1097

    10/28/2020 1:00:55 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1,796 replies
    qalerts.app ^ | 10/28/2020 | FReepers and FReeQs, vanity
    (h/t foldspace) Q is the result of the sacrifices and commitment of countless patriots to win back our captured country from the Deep State and achieve the transformation President Trump promised in this campaign video. President Trump has said the awakening of the public is key to this transformation.Q describes this awakening as follows: "The Great Awakening ('Freedom of Thought’), was designed and created not only as a backchannel to the public (away from the longstanding 'mind’ control of the corrupt & heavily biased media) to endure future events through transparency and regeneration of individual thought (breaking the chains of...
  • Joe Biden's

    10/28/2020 1:27:09 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 4 replies
    Run, Don't Walk Productions (youtube) ^ | 06/22/20 | Run, Don't Walk, Productions
    Joe Biden's Bloopers, Blunders, and Gaffes: The TOP 30 Countdown! video at link
  • What Is Going On Here?

    10/28/2020 10:46:22 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 32 replies
    Trump War Room ^ | Oct 29, 2020
  • An Honest Ad From Your Democratic Party Spokesperson (Humor)

    10/28/2020 9:28:50 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 27, 2020 | Allie Beth Stuckey
    An Honest Ad From Your Democratic Party Spokesperson (Humor) VIDEO Here at the Democratic Party, we can't wait to tell you all the great reasons to vote for Joe Biden and all of our other wonderful candidates... issues like men getting pregnant, the importance of riots and looting, and the intrinsic evil of all white people are sure to push you to the right side!
  • Did Arthur C. Clarke call it right? Water spotted in Moon's sunlit Clavius crater by NASA telescope

    10/27/2020 9:54:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Fly me to the Moon, let me swim among the starsWater molecules have been detected in soil in one of the Moon's largest sunlit craters, NASA announced on Monday, which means permanent bases on the natural satellite may be potentially a lot easier to support. The discovery was made using a telescope onboard NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) – a modified Boeing 747 capable of flying 45,000 feet above our planet. The airborne 'scope spied what may well be water in the Clavius crater, which is visible from Earth, located in the southern hemisphere, and, coincidentally, the site...
  • Skull that sat on fireplace mantel for years linked to missing person: authorities

    10/27/2020 4:37:33 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 27, 2020 | 5:30pm | Ben Feuerherd
    A sunglasses-wearing human skull that had been used for years to decorate a Tennessee fireplace mantel actually belonged to a man who had been missing since 2012, local authorities said. An unidentified person found the skull near the town of Gobey and put it on the mantel — where it sat for more than a year with sunglasses on, according to local District Attorney Russell Johnson. Someone eventually told the local sheriff’s office about the skull, and investigators pulled a DNA sample from it, Johnson said in a statement. The office matched DNA from the skull to family members of...
  • Can You Really Overdose on Black Licorice? Here's The Science on The Hidden Dangers

    10/27/2020 8:15:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | 26 OCTOBER 2020 | BILL SULLIVAN
    Black licorice may look and taste like an innocent treat, but this candy has a dark side. On Sept. 23, 2020, it was reported that black licorice was the culprit in the death of a 54-year-old man in Massachusetts. How could this be? Overdosing on licorice sounds more like a twisted tale than a plausible fact. I have a longstanding interest in how chemicals in our food and the environment affect our body and mind. When something seemingly harmless like licorice is implicated in a death, we are reminded of the famous proclamation by Swiss physician Paracelsus, the Father of...
  • Scientists Created a 'Living' Aneurysm Out of Blood And Human Brain Cells

    10/27/2020 7:28:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2020 | JACINTA BOWLER
    The aneurysm with endothelial cells (green) and a clot (red). (Elisa Wasson) ================================================================================ Brain aneurysms are the stuff of nightmares – a blood vessel in your brain which silently bulges or balloons, with the risk of it one day rupturing, causing life-threatening complications. Although there are a number of treatments for brain aneurysms, you can imagine that blood vessels in the brain can be a little tricky to reach. So, for the purposes of evaluating treatments and giving doctors some hands-on training time, some kind of substitute before they get inside your brain would be ideal. A team of researchers...
  • Fun with Amy Coney Barrett!!

    10/27/2020 7:27:03 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 23 replies
    Original content ^ | 10/27/2020 | By Laz A. Mataz
  • 'Lion lady’ who trespassed at Bronx Zoo den gets caged again by Brooklyn cops

    10/26/2020 10:04:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Bronx Times ^ | 10/25 | Todd Maisel
    Hunted for months by cops, the Bronx “lion lady” is caged again. Myah Autry, the woman caught on video approaching a lion inside his den at the Bronx Zoo in September and failed to appear for her court appearance in November, has been nabbed by police in Coney Island Thursday morning. Autry was arrested not just on the warrant, but was grabbed when she threatened to jump off the Steeplechase Pier in Coney Island, law enforcement sources said. She was taken to the 60th Precinct on Oct. 21 but then transferred to Coney Island Hospital on Oct. 22 for psychiatric...
  • How to Spot a Zombie

    10/25/2020 6:34:07 PM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/25/2020 | Donald J Trump
    How to Spot a Zombie Text VOTE to 88022
  • Permanently Banned from Reddit for Mentioning GNEWS

    10/25/2020 2:44:31 PM PDT · by uzumaki_naruto · 31 replies
    ME ^ | 2020-10-25 | ME
    I was participating in a thread talking about Hunter Biden's videos. I told them to duckduckgo "gnews" but don't expect to see any child porn. I got ban with this generic message: Your account has been permanently suspended for posting involuntary pornography. Posting any sexual or suggestive photos or videos of a person without their consent is not only a violation of privacy, but is against site-wide rules. This includes media that is faked or taken without permission (e.g. creepshots). Please familiarize yourself with Reddit’s Content Policy, especially our policies against involuntary pornography, to make sure you understand the rules...