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  • No Judges Confirmed Since September 11th

    10/09/2019 5:36:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    When the Senate reconvened after its lengthy summer break, it confirmed 6 judges that were supposed to be confirmed in June. There have been none since. Mitch is dragging his feet again.
  • Microsoft Destroyed My Computer (or so it seems)

    10/09/2019 5:35:00 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 82 replies
    October 8, 2019 | ML/NJ
    So when I went to turn off my Windows7 machine last night, I got the warning not to turn it off because it was doing updates, so I left it going and went to sleep. In the morning, it took forever to start, but it did start. I looked at Dilbert and turned it off normally. Now I've come home and the startup didn't complete after ten minutes or so, so I turned it off and then turned it on again. The system suggested "Startup Repair" so I took that option and after a while, it asked if I wanted...
  • San Francisco Fleet Week Kicks off with Ship Arrivals, Remarks

    10/09/2019 5:21:53 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 22 replies ^ | 10/8/19 | NAVY
    San Francisco Fleet Week Kicks off with Ship Arrivals, Remarks Story Number: NNS191008-02Release Date: 10/8/2019 12:43:00 PM   By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Haist, Commander, Navy Region Southwest Public Affairs SAN FRANCISCO (NNS) -- The 39th annual San Francisco Fleet Week kicked off Oct. 6 as ships arrived bringing U.S. Navy, Marines, and Coastguardsmen together with the city to celebrate the military sea services. This year is expected to be one of the largest San Francisco Fleet Weeks with eight ships and more than 2,300 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsman participating.“I would like to thank the San Francisco...
  • Trey Gowdy joins Trump's legal team

    10/09/2019 5:21:46 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 | Brett Samuels
    Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has officially joined President Trump's outside legal defense team as the president gears up for an impeachment battle with the House. Trump's personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, confirmed in a statement Wednesday night that Gowdy would serve as counsel to the president. "I have known Trey for years and worked with him when he served in Congress. His legal skills and his advocacy will serve the President well," Sekulow said. "Treys command of the law is well known and his service on Capitol Hill will be a great asset as a member of our team. Sekulow...
  • Turkey's Syria invasion: Member of US Special Forces says, ...

    10/09/2019 5:17:14 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 147 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/9/2019 | Jennifer Griffin,
    Turkey's Syria invasion: Member of US Special Forces says, 'I am ashamed for the first time in my career' A member of U.S. Special Forces serving alongside the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria told Fox News' Jennifer Griffin on Wednesday they were witnessing Turkish atrocities on the frontlines. I am ashamed for the first time in my career, said the distraught soldier, who has been involved in the training of indigenous forces on multiple continents. The service member, whom Griffin described as "hardened," is among the 1,000 or so U.S. troops who remain in Syria. Turkey is not...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton Unloads On Intel Community Inspector General: Evasive, Insolent, And Obstru

    10/09/2019 5:16:08 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | 10/9/19 | Sean Davis
    Sen. Tom Cotton Unloads On Intel Community Inspector General: ‘Evasive, ‘Insolent,’ And ‘Obstructive’Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., unloaded on the inspector general at the center of the anti-Trump whistleblower kerfuffle, calling him “insolent” and “obstructive” in a scathing letter released on Wednesday afternoon.Michael Atkinson, the Intelligence Community Inspector General, or ICIG, is under fire for secretly eliminating a requirement that whistleblowers provide first-hand information to support allegations of wrongdoing. The ICIG admitted that it secretly changed its rules and forms in response to an error-ridden complaint filed against President Donald Trump that consisted entirely of gossip, rumor, and second-hand information.  “Your disappointing testimony to the Senate...

    10/09/2019 5:10:47 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    City of Oxnard ^ | Eric Humel, Grants Specialist
    OXNARD, Calif. The City of Oxnard has received grant funding to offer free fruit trees to residents. Qualified applicants will have the opportunity to have their choice of a lime, lemon, peach, orange, or avocado tree planted in their front yard. All Oxnard residents are encouraged to apply, but grant requirements will prioritize applicants who reside in neighborhoods that are disproportionately affected by pollution, based upon CalEnviroScreen scores. According to these scores, priority neighborhoods include: Tierra Vista Mar Vista Five Points Northeast Rose Park La Colonia Cabrillo Requests from communities outside of the priority areas will be added to...
  • Sen.Feinstein endorses Biden for president,snubbing Harris

    10/09/2019 5:10:04 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 10/8/209 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has endorsed Joe Biden for president, lining up with a fellow centrist Democrat and onetime Senate colleague and snubbing her home-state counterpart, Sen. Kamala Harris. In a statement Tuesday, Feinstein says she has worked closely with the former vice president and Delaware senator and has seen firsthand his legislative ability, his statesmanship and most importantly his moral fortitude.
  • Sanctuary city jails defy ICE detainers, put dangerous criminals back on streets

    10/09/2019 5:02:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Police in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue had a chance to get Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez, an illegal immigrant, off the streets in March but a local jail defied a deportation notification request from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and released him into the community. Three weeks later, police say, the 19-year-old Guatemalan, eager to join the violent Surenos street gang, took part in a murder posse that tracked down and slew a teen from a rival gang. Mr. Carillo-Lopez, who came to the U.S. as part of the Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC) surge, is at the crossroads of the...
  • EU heading for no-deal Brexit by mistake, Jeremy Hunt warns (Polls favor Boris)

    10/09/2019 5:00:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | Oct 9, 2019
    Former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has issued a plea to EU foreign ministers to avoid a "catastrophic failure in statecraft" over Brexit. He has urged them in an open letter to reach a compromise with Prime Minister Boris Johnson while they still can. Delaying Brexit would only increase the chances of a no-deal exit, he warned. "If they think this is bad - just wait until what happens after Boris wins an election," he told the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg in an exclusive interview. Mr Hunt - who lost out to Mr Johnson in July's Conservative leadership contest - has written...
  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom outraged by PG&E blackouts, but says theyre needed

    10/09/2019 4:57:57 PM PDT · by Mariner · 68 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | October 9th, 2019 | By Sophia Bollag and Hannah Wiley
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday hes outraged over Pacific Gas and Electric Co shut-offs, blaming decades of mismanagement at the utility. He made the comments Wednesday morning, several hours after millions of Californians woke up without power amid massive blackouts that have stranded huge swaths of the state without electricity. Given the potential danger posed by the utilitys power lines, Newsom said the blackouts are needed to keep Im outraged because it didnt have to happen, Newsom told reporters at a news conference in San Diego. Theyre in bankruptcy due to their terrible management going back decades. Theyve created...
  • The Weird History of Unidentified Submerged Objects

    10/09/2019 4:52:26 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies ^ | Kyle Mizokami
    This past weekend, former U.S. Navy Commander David Fravor was a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Fravor, who was the subject of a New York Times article about his 2004 UFO sighting, discussed a spooky new sighting a fellow pilot revealed to him after they were both out of the Navy. According to Fravor, the eyewitness was a former pilot of the MH-53E Sea Dragon, the Navy version of the Marine Corps CH-53E Sea Stallion, based at Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, on the island of Puerto Rico. Twice while recovering spent practice munitions out of the water, the...
  • [Cath Cauc] Pagan cry of Mother Earth enters St. Peters Basilica for Amazon Synods opening Mass

    10/09/2019 4:51:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 8, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] WATCH: Pagan cry of Mother Earth enters St. Peters Basilica for Amazon Synods opening Mass VATICAN CITY, October 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) A group of special guests at the Opening Mass in St. Peters Basilica for the Pan-Amazonian Synod staged a strange protest as soon as Pope Francis back was turned. The predominantly female group included indigenous people in face-paint and feather headdresses as well as Latin Americans of European descent in casual clothing. When Mass had ended and the Argentinian pontiff had processed from St. Peters Basilica, the group began to chant and sing. Before police...
  • An MIT researcher says we should trash all our recyclable plastic, and he's probably right

    10/09/2019 4:45:07 PM PDT · by grundle · 81 replies ^ | October 8, 2019 | Hilary Brueck
    Recycling plastic uses up a lot of resources, and after all the hauling around, sorting, and processing of bottles and containers, it often ends up getting thrown away or burned. MIT business researcher Andrew McAfee says we'd be better off putting our plastic waste into well-managed landfills. He argues we should spend our "mental budget for thinking about the Earth on more high-impact changes," like carbon taxes on major polluters and nuclear energy.
  • The US involvement in the HK Democracy Now movement.

    10/09/2019 4:42:00 PM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    Metallicman ^ | September 2019 | editorial staff
    This is the full post, minus the photos and some formatting. If you don't know who Jimmy Lai is, how the NED is funded through the CIA, and what John Bolton is all about, this article is for you. Here, in this article, we look at the United States involvement with HK. We [1] study how the United States uses Hong Kong to exert pressure on China for trade and geopolitical advantage. We also [2] take a look at the various people “behind the scenes” that are pushing for American involvement, for their own personal gain. Finally, [3] we study...
  • Newborn dropped off at Houston fire station

    10/09/2019 4:30:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Chron ^ | October 8, 2019 | Michelle Iracheta
    Just hours after birth, a woman dropped off an infant early Tuesday at a southwest Houston fire station, police said. The baby, who police believe had been born only a few hours earlier, was dropped off around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Houston Fire Department Station no. 21 at the 10500 block of South Main Street, according HPD Lt. Larry Crowson. Under the Texas Safe Haven Law, also known as the Baby Moses Law, a person can drop off a newborn baby under the age of 60 days old to a designated safe haven, such as a hospital or a...
  • High school votes 2 girls as 'homecoming royalty,' plans to use gender-neutral titles going forward

    10/09/2019 4:20:54 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 8, 2019 | Hope Schreiber
    A high school inOhiohas promised to do away with the titles ofhomecomingking and queen after two girls were voted by their peers to win the "popularity contest." At Friday night's football game,Milford High Schoolnamed two female students "homecoming royalty," according to a press release shared on the district'sFacebook page. While the school has typically named a male student "king" and a female student "queen" at their homecoming events, Milford Exempted Village School District will now use the term "homecoming royalty" following the groundbreaking results. The choice to describe the two students who received the most votes from the student body...
  • Republicans Vs. Screaming Anchors

    10/09/2019 4:18:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 9, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Politico posted a curious headline by senior media reporter Michael Calderone the other day: "News anchors fight back against GOP senators' refusal to condemn Trump." At this point, is it really news that "news anchors" are fighting the GOP? Calderone in this case refers to CNN's Jake Tapper and NBC's Chuck Todd. Let's address them separately. "Tapper proclaimed on Sunday that no Republican Senate or House leaders would appear on his show 'State of the Union' to defend Trump," Calderone wrote. Tapper told Calderone that "he doesn't think it should be controversial to say 'using your political office to push...
  • Pharmaceutical companies are luring Mexicans across the border to sell their blood and make $400...

    10/09/2019 4:17:30 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 10/9/2019 | adry torres
    US pharmaceutical companies are luring Mexican residents across the border to sell their blood for up to $400 a month. The blood donors are using tourist visas to enter the United States and make hundreds of dollars by donating plasma up to twice a week. Out of a total of 805 blood plasma donating sites in the United States, 43 are located near the southern border. The border centers generate twice the amount of donors on a weekly basis than the rest of their counterparts in the rest of the country, according to ProRepublica. Companies, such as Spanish-based Grifols, which...
  • Jumping to freedom. 1961. (an amazing series of 4 clips of escape from East Germany via window)

    10/09/2019 4:17:04 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    imgur ^ | by barenton
    When the Berlin wall was being built, people whose houses were on the dividing line, were ordered to move to the interior. Instead, many opted to escape to Western Berlin through the windows, like this woman. East Berlin police tried to grab her and drag her back, but people on the other side pulled her to safety. At the link - a series of amazing clips from 1961 of people escaping. Here's an example: