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  • Allen West: Rep. Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 Comments Should Offend All Americans

    04/15/2019 11:19:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 15, 2019 | Allen West
    Retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Allen West (Screenshot) Dec. 7, 1941 and Sept. 11, 2001 – those two highly recognizable dates have an essential meaning for us as Americans. And those dates have a special meaning in the West Family. I remember my Dad telling me about listening to the radio as a young man of 21 to the reports of the Japanese Imperial Navy attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet base at Pearl Harbor. He, along with the entire nation, was alarmed, disturbed and angry. The global conflagration that would come to be known as...
  • 1,060-hour image of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) captured by Amateur Astronomers

    04/15/2019 11:15:54 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    AstroSpace ^ | 4/12/19 | Guillaume Doyen
    1,060-hour image of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) captured by Amateur Astronomers Guillaume Doyen 12 avril 2019 label Astrophotographie / Astrophotography label English 1060 is the number of hours needed to capture this highly-resolved image (204 Megapixels) of the Large Magellanic Cloud. It might be the world's longest exposure image within the amateur astronomers community. In astrophotography, the amount of time you spend imaging a celestial object is inherently fundamental. The longer your camera's shutter is open, the more light you get, so that the darkest regions of the sky start to get clearer. Usually, amateur astronomers are familiar with...
  • Paris' Notre-Dame Cathedral engulfed by fire

    04/15/2019 11:15:06 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 256 replies
    Reuters,MSN ^ | 4/15/2019 | not listed
    PARIS, April 15 (Reuters) - Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devasted the Parisian landmark, one of France's most visited places. Loading... Flames burst through the roof of the centuries-old cathedral and quickly engulfed the spire, which collapsed. A huge plume of smoke wafted across the city and ash fell over a large area. Firefighters cleared the area around the cathedral, which marks the very center of Paris. President Emmanuel Macron canceled an address to the nation that he had been due to give later on Monday evening. A presidential official said Macron...
  • The Progressive Stack (Of Bodies)

    04/15/2019 11:13:38 AM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/15/19 | Gerard Perry
    Some thoughts on Ilhan Omar's tepid reaction to the September 11th attacks, and what it tells us both about Islam and the left's respect for it.
  • Ocasio-Cortez says she’s cutting back on social media for her health

    04/15/2019 11:02:39 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 70 replies
    nyp ^ | 04/15/2019 | Bob Fredericks
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who likely owes her seat in Congress to her sophisticated use of social media, now says she’s giving up Facebook and cutting back on Instagram and Twitter — for her health.
  • Man suspected of randomly throwing/pushing boy from MOA balcony had prior violent incidents at mall

    04/15/2019 10:56:58 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    A 24-year-old man arrested Friday morning and accused of randomly throwing or pushing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America has had other violent incidents at the Bloomington shopping center, court records show. The man, identified by police as Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, was accused in July 2015 of throwing things off the upper level of the mall to the lower level. He also refused to give his name to police and resisted arrest.
  • Trump says Tiger Woods will receive Medal of Freedom

    04/15/2019 10:54:15 AM PDT · by be-baw · 159 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2019 | JORDAN FABIAN
    President Trump said Monday he will award pro golf great Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on the heels of his comeback win at last weekend’s Masters Tournament. “Spoke to @TigerWoods to congratulate him on the great victory he had in yesterday’s @TheMasters, & to inform him that because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM!” Trump tweeted. Woods’ victory on Sunday gave him his 15th major championship win and his fifth Masters title.
  • Cannabis users needed up to twice the sedation for medical procedures, small study says

    04/15/2019 10:51:07 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    cnn ^ | 15 April 2019
    How does increasing cannabis use affect medical care? Researchers at Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, explored one small area of medical care: sedation. They examined the medical records of 250 patients who received endoscopic procedures between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2017 -- years after the state legalized recreational marijuana in 2012. Comparing cannabis users to nonusers, they found that patients who reported smoking or using edibles on a daily or weekly basis required 14% more fentanyl, 20% more midazolam and 220% more propofol to achieve optimum sedation for routine procedures, including colonoscopies. For example, it took 13.83...
  • Schiff and Nunes: Mueller ‘Must Brief’ Intel Committee—And Turn Over All His Materials

    04/15/2019 10:44:26 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 33 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/15/2019 | Betsy Woodruff
    The top two members of the House intelligence committee have said Special Counsel Robert Mueller “must” brief them on his investigation, according to a letter obtained by The Daily Beast. The letter, signed by Democratic Chairman Adam Schiff and Republican Ranking Member Rep. Devin Nunes, was sent on March 27, shortly after Attorney General Bill Barr released a short letter summarizing Mueller’s findings. They sent it to Barr, FBI Director Chris Wray, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The letter asked for Mueller and other senior members of his team to brief the committee on their work. It also asked...
  • Ocasio-Cortez says Biden presidential run would be going back, instead of moving forward

    04/15/2019 10:43:08 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 33 replies
    fox ^ | 04/15/2019 | Lucia Suarez Sang
    Democratic rising star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not revealed who she will endorse as her party’s 2020 presidential candidate but said Sunday that hopes it’s not former Vice President Joe Biden.
  • Women’s March Launches Petition To Ban Trump From Twitter And Facebook

    04/15/2019 10:40:55 AM PDT · by gattaca · 14 replies
    Geller Report ^ | April 15, 2019 | Pamela Geller
    Sharia Sarsour at work. There is no law but sharia law, no one and nothing is above it. Not the president, not anyone. They mean to force anyone and everyone to submit, using skin color to club the American people, whom they assume are dummies, into submission. If they get what their wish and silence the President, they will unleash a force that will blow them all away. They are loudly and repeatedly clamining that Trump incited violence against Ilhan Omar — he didn’t — in an attempt to silence not only the President, but everyone who dissents from their...
  • Marine accused of killing fellow Marine at S.C. base

    04/15/2019 10:39:44 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 15 April 2019 | Brian Niemietz
    A Marine stationed at a South Carolina base was shot dead by another Marine, officials say. The victim has been identified as Tyler Wallington of Standish, Maine. The 21-year-old was an aircraft ordnance technician with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501) and was stationed in Beaufort, S.C. The suspect — 21-year-old Cpl. Spencer T. Daily — was also an aircraft ordnance technician with the training squadron.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral on Fire

    04/15/2019 10:33:16 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 750 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 15 APRIL 2019 | David Chazan, Paris James Rothwell
    Notre Dame cathedral has caught fire, according to the Parisian fire service and eyewitnesses. Footage posted online shows a large fire engulfing the upper part of the cathedral, with the flames licking around its two bell towers. A major operation was under way, the fire department added, while a city hall spokesman said on Twitter that the area was being cleared. Officials in Paris said the fire could be linked to renovation works being carried out at the cathedral. It comes after France's Saint Sulpice church , used in the filming of Dan Brown’s ‘Da Vinci Code’ thriller, caught fire...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Trump announces illegal immigrants WILL be bussed to sanctuary cities..

    04/15/2019 10:31:11 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 225 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 15, 2019 | Emily Goodin
    BREAKING NEWS: Trump announces illegal immigrants WILL be bussed to sanctuary cities and states in move designed to outrage Democrats President Trump called on Congress to return to Washington D.C. to 'fix the immigration laws' as he struggles to full fill his key campaign promise 'Congress should come back to D.C. now and FIX THE IMMIGRATION LAWS!,' he tweeted on Monday morning Trump made building a border wall and stemming the tide of illegal immigrants a key promise of his 2016 campaign The administration has moved to shift the blame to Democrats The White House is also considering alternative ideas...
  • APNewsBreak: Trump building up a campaign cash advantage

    04/15/2019 10:25:32 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 7 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 4/15 | Zeke Miller
    President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is set to report that it raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, edging out his top two Democratic rivals combined, according to figures it provided to The Associated Press. The haul brings the campaign's cash on hand to $40.8 million, an unprecedented war chest for an incumbent president this early in a campaign
  • Notre Dame cathedral on fire

    04/15/2019 10:24:59 AM PDT · by CtBigPat · 70 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/15/2019 | David Chazan
    Notre Dame cathedral has caught fire, according to the Parisian fire service and eyewitnesses. Footage posted online shows a large fire engulfing the upper part of the cathedral. A major operation was under way, the fire department added, while a city hall spokesman said on Twitter that the area was being cleared.
  • Charges Dropped Against Woman Accused Of Assaulting Conway

    04/15/2019 10:23:55 AM PDT · by workerbee · 31 replies
    WMAL ^ | 4/15/19
    ROCKVILLE, Md. — Prosecutors have dropped a criminal case against a Maryland woman who was charged with assaulting White House counselor Kellyanne Conway during a confrontation last year at a restaurant in a Washington suburb. A trial for Mary Elizabeth Inabinett, 63, of Chevy Chase, was scheduled to start Monday morning in Montgomery County, Maryland. Instead, a county prosecutor asked a judge to dismiss the charges. Police had charged Inabinett last November with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Conway told police she was attending a birthday party with her teenage daughter at a Mexican restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland, last October...
  • Notre Dame on fire in Paris

    04/15/2019 10:22:01 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | April 15, 2019
    A fire has broken out at the famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, firefighters say.
  • Is there really a creature named Satan?

    04/15/2019 10:20:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2019 | Jim Denison
    In The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis suggested that we make two mistakes regarding the devil. One is to give him more authority than he deserves—then he can do what he wants. The other is to deny that he exists—then he can do what he wants. People today typically think of Satan as a symbol of evil, wearing red tights and a tail, the stuff of Saturday cartoons. He’s just as happy to be ignored as to be feared. But it’s impossible to ignore his work: broken hearts and homes, abuse, disease, and immorality. Even those who do not admit...
  • Undocumented 19 Year Old Immigrant Kills St. Paul Man while Driving Drunk

    04/15/2019 10:18:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | April 13, 2019 | By Megan Olson
    Just last week, Minnesota Democrat Representatives voted to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. ============================================================ Jose O. Vasquez Guillen ========================================================== On Apr 3, Jose O. Vasquez Guillen, age 19, was placed in jail for vehicular homicide based on signs of intoxication. Vasquez Guillen later admitted to “consuming multiple alcoholic beverages before driving.” Witnesses also reported that Vasquez Guillen was traveling at a speed significantly over the speed limit before the crash occurred. The crash killed Mark J. O’Gara, 52, of St. Paul, and occurred just south of the St. Paul Downtown Airport near Concord and Page streets. Vasquez Guillen...