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  • Tom Cruise reportedly buys robots to enforce COVID-19 safety on film set

    01/14/2021 4:55:36 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    Page Six ^ | January 14, 2021 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Tom Cruise has shelled out “huge sums” for two high-tech robots to enforce coronavirus safety protocols on the set of “Mission: Impossible 7” – and also administer spot tests to the crew, according to a report. “Tom is so serious about making sure the shoot isn’t shut down that he’s splashed out on these robots as he can’t be everywhere to ensure people are behaving themselves,” a source on the set told The Sun. Shooting resumes this week in the UK before the production heads to Dubai, the source said. The 58-year-old megastar — who recently blew up at two...
  • Mike Pence will skip the country as soon as he formally confirms Joe Biden's victory on January 6 with week-long foreign tour to avoid face-to-face confrontation with Donald Trump and angry supporters

    12/17/2020 5:15:24 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 139 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 Dec 20
    Mike Pence will skip the country as soon as he formally confirms Joe Biden's victory on January 6 with week-long foreign tour to avoid face-to-face confrontation with Donald Trump and angry supporters. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to leave the country on a week-long world tour, directly after he formally confirms President-elect Joe Biden's victory on the House floor on January 6. Politico reported Thursday that Pence is eyeing a trip abroad that week that would take him to Bahrain, Israel and Poland, though the trip hasn't been officially confirmed. 'I suspect the timing is anything but coincidental,' a...
  • The Lincoln Project

    12/05/2020 4:47:31 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 27 replies
    The Lincoln Project ^ | The Lincoln Project
    “ ON THE BALLOT IN GEORGIA: CONTROL OF THE SENATE, AND THE ENDURANCE OF TRUMPISM Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue have proven unwilling to defend democracy, incapable of holding truth to power, and cowardly in the face of existential threat. We need your help to defeat them and swing the balance of power in the Senate.”
  • Minnesota deer hunter bags 10-point buck — and an alligator

    11/10/2020 11:37:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 11, 2020 | Kenneth Garger
    A Minnesota deer hunter had an opening day to remember, bagging a 10-point buck — and an alligator. Cory Klocek described the odd chain of the events from Saturday’s firearm hunting opener on Facebook, declaring, “only in 2020 can you go out to sit for deer gun season opener in Minnesota and shoot an alligator.” Klocek theorized the reptile was somebody’s pet until it was released when it grew too big. He said he spotted the gator 10 feet in front of him while tracking the buck near a pond.
  • KFC selling its fried chicken-scented firelogs at Walmart

    10/27/2020 7:50:16 AM PDT · by mylife · 39 replies
    market watch ^ | 10/26/2020 | tonya garcia
    KFC has brought back its fried chicken-scented 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog for a third year, and this time it’s being sold exclusive at Walmart Inc. Available at select stores and on the Walmart WMT, 0.46% e-commerce site, the item is priced at $15.88 and will be available while supplies last. The item will also be available in Canada for the first time in the coming weeks. The 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog is made in partnership with Enviro-Log, an environmentally-conscious consumer products and recycling company based in Georgia. The item has sold out over the past two years, with...
  • (Vanity) Look at the threatening spam mail a friend're gonna LOVE this

    10/21/2020 3:41:35 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 22 replies
    10/21/20 | Hoagy62
    A friend of mine got this via email yesterday. It reads as follows: "(Friend's Name) we are in possession of all your information (email, address, phone...everything). You are currently registered as a Democrat and we know this because we have gained access to the entire voting infrastructure. You will vote for Trump on Election day or we will come after you. Change your party affiliation Republican so we know you received our message and will comply. We know which candidate you voted for. I would take this seriously if I were you." Okay, a couple things...One, my friend who got...
  • Elisabeth Moss to Play Former Congresswoman Katie Hill in Blumhouse TV Project

    10/07/2020 2:14:12 PM PDT · by Rastus · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | 10/06/20 | Will Thorne
    Elisabeth Moss has found her next role, and it’s one which is sure to cause a stir. The “Handmaid’s Tale” star has signed on to play former Congresswoman Katie Hill in a streaming film adaptation of her forthcoming book “She Will Rise: Becoming a Warrior in the Battle for True Equality.”
  • Q Anon: 09/01/20 Trust Trump's Plan ~ Vol.282, Q Day 1040

    09/01/2020 3:02:44 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1,682 replies ^ | 09/01/2020 | FReepers and FReeQs, vanity
    (h/t bitt) < 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...
  • Hillary Clinton: Americans Need To Take Phones With Them Into Voting Booths (video - barf alert)

    08/17/2020 5:28:31 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/14/2020 | Ian Schwartz
    During her keynote conversation with The 19th Represents, former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton urged Americans to confirm their voter registration, vote early when possible and take their phones into voting booths this November. "Take a picture of your vote, take your phone with you," Clinton said.
  • Hasbro’s latest toy had a lot of parents very worried

    08/08/2020 9:06:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 8/8/2020 | Andrea Wilburg
    A kids’ movie, Trolls World Tour, opened online in April. The venerable Hasbro toy company got a license to create troll dolls, including one in the image of the lead character, Poppy. So far, so normal. Things got really weird, though, when a mother discovered that there was a button between the doll’s legs that, when pushed, caused the doll to let out giggles and little breathy squeals. On Tuesday, she published a video describing what she found: The Hasbro company was not slow to react. One day after the video appeared and the petition went up, Hasbro announced that...
  • Hundreds of UFOs Appeared in Californian Skies in Broad Daylight, Alien Hunter Claims Extraterrestrial Presence

    06/24/2020 7:11:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    IB Times ^ | 6/24/20 | Nirmal Narayanan
    Scott C Waring, a self-proclaimed alien hunter who is currently operating from Taiwan has now released an eerie video that shows hundreds of UFOs hovering in the skies of California. Interestingly, this alleged UFO incident happened during broad daylight, and people who have shot the visuals can be seen trembling while capturing the footage. Did Aliens Pay a Visit to Earth? After analyzing the video, Waring strongly assured that these flying objects could be alien vessels that might have visited the earth from deep space. He added that this video is not fabricated, and it is authentic footage captured by...
  • The weirdness of UFOs, ‘The Hollow Earth’

    06/06/2020 4:33:10 PM PDT · by Norski · 55 replies
    Newsminer ^ | June 3, 2020 | Greg Hill
    This unusual year shows signs of becoming weirder yet. Reading Nathaniel Philbrick’s “Sea of Glory” about the little-known U.S. Exploring Expedition (or “Ex-Ex”) of 1836 reminded me how 1965 was a particularly strange year for me. That October my family moved from Texas to Vermont, where we were “the Kennedy killers” in the eyes of New Englanders still resentful of the President’s assassination; we arrived the week after a couple named Hill were abducted in neighboring New Hampshire by a UFO; the massive Northeastern power blackout occurred the following week; and I was expelled from school ten minutes into my...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 5/15/2020 Newsdump Friday

    05/15/2020 9:46:08 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/15/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Economic conflict between the United States and China and Russia on full display today but first.... Protesters in Maryland's capital of Annapolis today urging a full reopening of the state..... Protesters are Pennsylvania's Capitol Building in Harrisburg today pushing for a reopening of the state.... German authorities afraid as mass protests are set in major cities like Berlin, Munich and Stuttgart Saturday in opposition to the government's coronavirus policy... The United States imposing tighter chip controls on the Chinese tech firm Huawei...... Its also been announced that Taiwan Semiconductor will be opening a factory in the United States.... A German...
  • CA-25 Special Election for Disgraced Katie Hill's Former Seat Too Close to Call(?)

    05/13/2020 8:18:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 5/13/2020 | Reagan McCarthy
    The nationally-watched special election in California’s 25th congressional district ended in a GOP victory on Tuesday night. The race has not been called thus far, but Republican Mike Garcia holds a substantial lead over Democrat Christy Smith in the race for disgraced former Congresswoman Katie Hill's seat. Hillary Clinton also won the district by +6 in 2016. Leading up to the election, the nonpartisan Cook Political Report deemed the race as a “toss-up.” Garcia's victory would represent the first GOP flip of a congressional seat in California since 1998.
  • APStylebook: We now say not to use the archaic and sexist term "mistress" for a woman in a long-term sexual relationship with, and financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else.

    05/09/2020 8:48:57 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 8, 2020 | APStylebook
    We now say not to use the archaic and sexist term "mistress" for a woman in a long-term sexual relationship with, and financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else. Instead, use an alternative like companion or lover on first reference. Provide details later.
  • Father in law? The strange case of the male mother

    05/01/2020 7:20:40 PM PDT · by fwdude · 19 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | May 1, 2020 | Ann Farmer
    Freddy McConnell, a “trans man” who became pregnant and gave birth, but legally became a man when the child was born, has been pursuing a legal challenge against the General Register Office as the administrator of the registration of births and deaths in England and Wales. This week he lost at the Court of Appeal in an attempt to be registered on the child’s birth certificate as the child’s father. ... Undaunted, McConnell tweeted: “Disappointing, conservative decision but we knew this would be a long fight. Don’t lose hope. We are applying to the Supreme Court. Trans parents will get...
  • New findings suggest laws of nature 'downright weird,' not as constant as previously thought

    04/29/2020 2:39:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 69 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 4/27/20 | Lachlan Gilbert
    New findings suggest laws of nature 'downright weird,' not as constant as previously thought by Lachlan Gilbert, University of New South Wales Scientists examining the light from one of the furthermost quasars in the universe were astonished to find fluctuations in the electromagnetic force. Credit: Shutterstock Not only does a universal constant seem annoyingly inconstant at the outer fringes of the cosmos, it occurs in only one direction, which is downright weird. Those looking forward to a day when science's Grand Unifying Theory of Everything could be worn on a t-shirt may have to wait a little longer as astrophysicists...
  • Horowitz: Bombshell study finds most outbreaks in China were from family indoors and … mass transit

    04/18/2020 2:47:42 PM PDT · by Politically Correct · 25 replies
    Conservitive Review ^ | 17 Apr 2020 | Daniel Horowitz
    They concluded that “all identified outbreaks of three or more cases occurred in an indoor environment, which confirms that sharing indoor space is a major SARS-CoV-2 infection risk.” On Tuesday, leading German virologist Hendrik Streeck, director of the Institute of Virology and HIV Research at the University Bonn, said, “There is no significant risk of catching the disease when you go shopping.” He is involved in major studies for the German government and noted that “staying inside for a longer time can lead to weakening of our immune system.” He warned we must “make sure that decisions are taken based...
  • Florida Man Arrested For Felony Theft of 66 Rolls of Toilet Paper From Hotel

    03/22/2020 10:18:04 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 21, 2020 | AILA SLISCO
    Florida man was arrested and charged with felony theft after he was allegedly caught using a garbage can to sneak 66 rolls of toilet paper out of a Marriott hotel. Angel Esteban Hernandezcinto, 31, was arrested in the early morning hours of Thursday after police responded to security guard Yamil Egipciaco's call complaining that a man was stealing toilet paper from the hotel. At 1:30 a.m., the guard said he was on regular patrols when he noticed suspicious activity from Hernandezcinto, according to an arrest affidavit. "Yamil saw Angel pushing a trash can toward his Honda van," the arresting officer...
  • Cyrus Habib retiring as Washington lieutenant governor to become a Jesuit (D)

    03/19/2020 6:27:30 PM PDT · by Impy · 16 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | March 19, 2020 | Jim Camden
    OLYMPIA – Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, who presided over the Senate for the last three years as part of his duties as the state’s No. 2 elected official, will not seek re-election, his office announced this morning. Habib said he will be joining the Jesuits. “This decisions follows two years of careful and prayerful discernment,” Habib said in a news release. “But since that process has been almost entirely private, I realize this will come as a major surprise to my constituents and supporters.” Habib, who has been blind since age 8 because of cancer, managed his duties as president...