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  • How Fanta Was Created for Nazi Germany

    01/16/2018 1:33:09 AM PST · by beaversmom · 2 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | January 11, 2018 | Matthew Blitz
    IT’S FEBRUARY 1944, AND BERLIN is attempting to recover from American aerial bombing. But life and industry continues on the city’s outskirts. In farmhouses, bottles clang and a mix of ex-convicts, Chinese laborers, and other workers fill glass bottles of what was likely a cloudy, brownish liquid. This is one of Coca-Cola’s makeshift bottling operations, and they are making Nazi Germany’s signature beverage. Even during war, Germans want their Fanta. The soft drink Fanta was invented by Coca-Cola, an American company, inside of Nazi Germany during World War II. Developed at the height of the Third Reich, the new soda...
  • Poll gives Laxalt advantage in Nevada’s governor race

    01/16/2018 1:26:32 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 1 replies
    review journaL ^ | Jan 14, 2018 | Colton Lochhead
    An internal poll from Republican Adam Laxalt’s gubernatorial campaign shows him well in front of primary opponent Treasurer Dan Schwartz, by a margin of 66 percent to 7 percent. The poll showed Laxalt ahead but in a tighter race for the general election against both major Democratic candidates. It had Laxalt up six points on Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, by a percent margin of 44-38, and ahead of Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani by a percent margin of 45-34. Laxalt, Nevada’s attorney general, has been endorsed by Vice President Mike Pence and a slew of Republican governors including Arizona’s...
  • Alicia Silverstone’s “Clueless” character tells us more about Haiti than “journalist” Joan Walsh

    01/16/2018 1:19:57 AM PST · by grundle · 1 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 16, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Alicia Silverstone’s “Clueless” character tells us more about Haiti than MSNBC/CNN “journalist” Joan Walsh In this scene from the the 1995 movie Clueless, Alicia Silverstone’s character talks about how horrible life in Haiti is:, Joan Walsh is a “journalist” who worked for MSNBC for over a decade. She has also worked for The Nation and Salon. Earlier this month, she started working for CNN. Two days after she started working for CNN, she was asked if she’d rather live in Norway or Haiti. She answered:“I don’t know. I don’t know. I haven’t been to either place.”Here’s the video:’m going to go...
  • On Visit To Chile, Pope Faces Anger Over Sex-Abuse Scandal

    01/16/2018 1:11:18 AM PST · by beaversmom · 1 replies
    NPR ^ | January 16, 2018 | Scott Neuman
    Pope Francis has arrived in Chile to begin a three-day visit, but the Argentinian-born pontiff is likely to receive a less-than-warm reception from a country still reeling from the repercussions of a local priest-abuse scandal. As Emily Green reports for NPR from the Chilean capital, "Around half a million people are expected to attend Pope Francis' open-air mass in central Santiago. From there, he will visit a women's prison in Santiago, followed by a trip to southern Chile where he will address the struggle of the Mapuche people – an indigenous group – to recuperate ancestral land from the Chilean...
  • India's Modi gives warm welcome to Israel's Netanyahu

    01/16/2018 12:59:35 AM PST · by beaversmom · 1 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | January 15, 2018 | Zeenat Saberin
    New Delhi, India - Diplomatic talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu are set to begin on Monday during the latter's first official trip to India. Modi accorded Netanyahu a warm welcome when he arrived on Sunday and vowed to "further cement the close friendship" between Israel and India. The highly publicised visit comes after New Delhi voted against the United States decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the UN General Assembly last month. But despite India's record in abstaining or voting against Israel on the international level, Netanyahu's visit...
  • Reporters shouting 'are you a racist' becomes C-SPAN's most-viewed video of President Trump

    01/16/2018 12:12:15 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 6 replies ^ | 1/15/18 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Reporters shouting 'are you a racist' becomes C-SPAN's most-viewed video of President Trump
  • Fury as boss trousers Ł600k bonus as Carillion collapse leaves 20,000 jobs at risk

    01/16/2018 12:12:05 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | 16th January 2018 | Alex Diaz, Tracey Boles and Katie Hodge
    FURY erupted over fatcat pay at Carillion as the huge company went bust yesterday leaving 20,000 jobs on the brink. Its former chief executive, who left in disgrace last year as shares plunged, was revealed to have got a Ł600,000 bonus while leading the construction empire to its doom. Critics branded it farcical that Richard Howson, 49, was “rewarded for failure”. His pay and perks in 2016 totalled Ł1.5million. The company, which was also a major provider of services to hospitals and schools, went bankrupt with debts of Ł1.5billion after banks finally pulled the plug.
  • Manhunt as moped thugs spray two men with corrosive liquid in south-west London

    01/16/2018 12:11:51 AM PST · by beaversmom · 8 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | January 15, 2018 | Sean Morrison
    Police hunting moped attackers who sprayed a corrosive substance on two men have released an image of a suspect they are trying to trace. The two victims, 24 and 41, were sitting in a vehicle when they were targeted by two men on a moped in Fulham, south-west London, on New Year’s Eve. They were doused with a noxious substance that was later discovered to be ammonia at about 2.45pm in Waterford Road, Scotland Yard said. The older victim suffered facial burns and was taken to a central London hospital, while the other man was checked by paramedics at an...
  • Gaza man abandons daughter in Israel following hospital visit

    01/15/2018 11:59:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/1/18 | David Rosenberg
    A Gaza man who was granted entry into Israel to take his young daughter to treatment at a Jerusalem hospital abandoned her during their stay and attempted to remain in Israel illegally. Israel regularly issues entry permits to Arab residents of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip for “humanitarian reasons” – a blanket term which covers, among other things, a wide range of medical treatment. ..... Earlier this week, one man took advantage of an entry permit he received and attempted to avoid returning to Gaza, in a bid to remain in the country illegally. In the process, he abandoned his seven-year-old...
  • Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat [FLASHBACK]

    01/15/2018 11:57:53 PM PST · by Enchante · 5 replies
    AP via Boston Herald ^ | July 21, 2017 | AP Staff
    HONOLULU — Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike from North Korea. The state's Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced a public education campaign about what to do. Hawaii lawmakers have been urging emergency management officials to update Cold War-era plans for coping with a nuclear attack as North Korea develops nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles that can reach the islands.
  • The Great Awakening: Q Clearance Anon, A New Chapter: Part I (Video-some notes)

    01/15/2018 11:44:12 PM PST · by ransomnote · 11 replies ^ | January 15, 2018 | Youtube vlogger
    Long video - I'm just pointing out a few places in the video that may be of interest to some FReepers. Video from vlogger Tracy Beanz. She's sometimes too granular for me because she does her own research and combs through the details looking for clues; I appreciate the results but I prefer to read compiled results. Tonight I was listening to one of her videos (she's reading recent Q posts and offering some analysis) and at the 33:38 to the 39:45 time mark, there is very compelling public speech by the Haitian president who recounts how President Bill Clinton...
  • Minimum wage hikes sending restaurants the way of the shopping mall?

    01/15/2018 11:31:47 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 10 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2018 January 15 | Brittany De Lea
    Eighteen states raised their minimum wages at the start of 2018, but increasing labor costs are strangling the dining industry so much that restaurants could soon face the same fate as shopping malls. "I think you're going to see thousands of restaurants close their doors," Willie Degel, "Restaurant Stakeout" host and CEO of Uncle Jack's Steakhouse, told FOX Business. "Fine dining is going to go by the wayside." The downward cycle seems daunting to Degel and other industry insiders. As costs rise, only so much of the burden can be passed along to consumers in the form of price hikes...
  • Boeing's 'Son of Blackbird' hypersonic strike aircraft could go five times the speed of sound

    01/15/2018 11:10:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    The new aircraft will be a direct competitor to Lockheed martin's upcoming SR-72. ... Speaking to Aviation Week Aerospace Daily, Boeing's hypersonics chief described how Boeing was planning a two-step development process for the new war plane. The first stage would involve flight tests of an "F16-sized, single-engine" precursor vehicle that acts as a "proof of concept". The second stage is the creation of a "twin-engine, full-scale operational vehicle" that has roughly similar dimensions to the 107-foot-long SR-71. ... The speed of sound – or Mach 1 – is around 1235km/h. So hitting Mach 5 would mean the Son of Blackbird would have to...
  • Feminist slams ‘Fixer Upper’ stars for 5th baby: We need to ‘shame’ them for being ‘irresponsible’

    01/15/2018 10:14:32 PM PST · by Architect of Avalon · 63 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Monday, January 15, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    CANADA, January 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – “Procreation is becoming a global public health concern, rather than a personal decision,” a feminist wrote for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in an article trashing "Fixer Upper" stars Chip and Joanna Gaines for having a fifth child. “It's not an exaggeration to say that the survival of our species depends” on population control, Kristen Pyszczyk wrote. Even though population control “carries with it associations with eugenics and other nasty historical events...we still need to talk about it.” The Gaines couple of HGTV fame announced the existence of their fifth child by posting a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-16-18

    01/15/2018 10:07:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies ^ | 01-16-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 16, 2018 Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Sm 16:1-13 The LORD said to Samuel:"How long will you grieve for Saul,whom I have rejected as king of Israel?Fill your horn with oil, and be on your way.I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem,for I have chosen my king from among his sons."But Samuel replied:"How can I go?Saul will hear of it and kill me."To this the LORD answered:"Take a heifer along and say,'I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.'Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I myself will tell you what to...
  • Rochester Police Investigate Claim of Self-Defense in Shooting Death of Teenager

    01/15/2018 10:00:20 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies ^ | 1/15/18 | Jay Kolls
    Rochester police say 25-year-old Alexander Weiss claimed he shot and killed 17-year-old Muhammad Rahim in self-defense after a minor car crash at the corner of 31st Avenue and East River Road, on the city's northeast side, Sunday morning. But a classmate and close friend of Rahim, Esther Fischer, said she finds Weiss's story hard to believe, because Rahim was not an aggressive person. "I could see Muhammad getting into an argument with the guy, but I cannot see him threatening the guy to the point where he thought he needed to shoot him," Fischer said. "I think he was murdered,...
  • Walmart plans to cut more than 1,000 corporate jobs

    01/15/2018 9:59:49 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 15 replies
    Fox Business / WSJ ^ | 2018 January 12 | Dow Jones Newswires
    A day after promising to give its store workers raises and bonuses, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is preparing to hand out pink slips at its headquarters. The giant retailer, which is based in Bentonville, Ark., and employs more than 1.5 million people in the U.S., plans to cut more than 1,000 corporate jobs ..... < snip > ..... The job cuts are expected to be broad based, focused on workers primarily at the company's headquarters ..... < snip >
  • Bomb threats issued against Pope Francis ahead of Chile visit

    01/15/2018 9:59:28 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 8 replies
    Crux News ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Inés San Martín
    Bomb threats issued against Pope Francis ahead of Chile visit Several Catholic churches were attacked in Santiago de Chile during the early hours of Friday, days before Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in the Latin American country. These pamphlets were left behind in two of the churches attacked, reading, among other things, “Pope Francis, the next bombs will be in your cassock.” (Credit: Twitter, Claudio Mancilla.) Share: ROME - Just days before Pope Francis’s scheduled arrival in Santiago on Monday, three incendiary devices exploded in three Catholic churches in Chile’s capital, while a fourth was defused. In one location,...
  • Twitter: 2 min 20 sec video of homeless in Orange County - UNBELIEVABLE!

    01/15/2018 9:53:50 PM PST · by doug from upland · 37 replies
    Click on the link above. The video actually goes on for 10 minutes, but Twitter only allows 2:20 of it to be posted. Beyond disgusting. We spend 125 billion a year on illegal aliens and allow this tragedy in our country. (I suspect that there are illegals among them but how many I have no idea.)
  • Fed's Misconduct In Cliven Bundy Case Stems From Ruby Ridge

    01/15/2018 9:48:04 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-15-2017 | James Bovard
    Federal judge Gloria Navarro slammed the FBI and Justice Department on Monday, Jan. 8, for “outrageous” abuses and “flagrant misconduct” in the prosecution of Cliven Bundy and sons, the Nevada ranchers who spurred a high-profile standoff with the FBI and Bureau of Land Management in 2014. Navarro condemned the "grossly shocking” withholding of evidence from defense counsel in a case that could have landed the Bundys in prison for the rest of their lives. Navarro, who had declared a mistrial last month, dismissed all charges against the Bundys. Navarro was especially riled because the FBI spent three years covering up...