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  • Watch: President Trump Speaks to US Astronauts Aboard the International Space Station

    04/24/2017 9:53:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2017 | Justin Holcomb
    President Donald Trump spoke with NASA astronauts aboard the international space station on Monday, discussing the effects of prolonged zero-gravity on the human body and future endeavors of America's space program. Astronaut Peggy Whitson was celebrating her record for most cumulative days in space along with astronaut Jack Fischer, prompting President Trump to ask the astronauts about travel to Mars. "What is the timing for actually sending humans to Mars," he asked. "Is there a schedule, and when would you see that happening?" Whitson gave an approximate timeline of the 2030s to which President Trump jokingly asked if the task...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Happy Days star Erin Moran 'died from stage 4 cancer and NOT a heroin overdose'

    04/24/2017 9:48:46 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 5 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 24 April 2017 | Laura Collins
    The famous actor was found dead inside her residence on Saturday afternoon Harrison County Sheriff's Office announced early autopsy results on Monday 'A subsequent autopsy revealed that Mrs Moran likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer,' the statement from the sheriff's office read The office went on to say there were no illegal narcotics found at Moran's home
  • Former Obama Official Says Bureaucrats Manipulate Climate Stats To Influence Policy

    04/24/2017 9:45:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 24, 2017 | Chris White
    Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obama’s administration spun scientific data to manipulate public opinion. “What you saw coming out of the press releases about climate data, climate analysis, was, I’d say, misleading, sometimes just wrong,” Koonin said, referring to elements within the Obama administration he said were responsible for manipulating climate data.
  • Architectural News from Norcia

    04/24/2017 9:42:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    De Omnibus Dubitandum Est ^ | April 24, 2017 | Mark Lambert
    Some rather depressing news from Dr. Robert Moynihan, who, in his latest letter reports news from the Monks of Norcia / Monaci di Norcia: "They told me that the archbishop of Spoleto, Renato Boccardo, age 64 -- who has jurisdiction over Norcia -- has decided that he will rebuild the Basilica of St. Benedict in a modern style of architecture. He will also take possession of the quarters where the monks had been living from the year 2000 until October 2016. He will use the quarters as a part-time episcopal residence. "So the Benedictine monks of Father Cassian will not...
  • The real culprits behind the human waves of migrants

    04/24/2017 9:38:47 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    So what's behind the sudden deluge of migrants flooding Europe? According to the Italian prosecutor's office, it's non-government organizations, seeking to keep a problem boiling in order to win more funds, funds, funds for all their supposed do-goodery. It's no different from a fireman who sets fires in order to put them out and find himself hailed a hero. Or a wicked stepmother who poisons her child in order to win sympathy for all her heroic caregiving. The BBC reports: An Italian prosecutor says he has evidence some of the charities saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are colluding with...
  • Vanity begs God to stop Chelsea Clinton's effort to do... 'whatever it is' she's trying to do

    04/24/2017 9:38:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/17 | Robert Laurie
    Sorry, liberals. You didn't want God, remember? Are you like me? Are you completely baffled by the effort to turn Chelsea Clinton into the next big political “thing?” I’m not sure who’s behind it, and I’m really not sure why they think it’s a good idea, but that seems to be the left’s goal lately. Someone, somewhere, has decided that Democrats need a third bit at the increasingly-wormy Clinton apple. To that end, the media is presenting the accomplishment-free banality of Chelsea Clinton as the progressives’ great white hope. Just look at this Variety cover:
  • Enjoy: Princeton physicist schools Bill Nye on the truth about carbon dioxide

    04/24/2017 9:36:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Nye's response? "Stop it." Contrary to what you may have been led to believe, Bill Nye the “science guy” is not a scientist. He is a “science educator” (whatever that means) and more pertinently, a media celebrity. He makes a lot of declarations about things like global warming, and presents his opinions as if they’re coming from someone with authority and credibility. But he is not a scientist and doesn’t really have the credentials to present his claims as an authority. William Happer, by contrast, is a scientist. He’s a physicist at Princeton University. He knows that global warmism is...
  • 143 arrested in Paris protests after first-round election

    04/24/2017 9:32:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | April 24, 2017 | By Andrew V. Pestano
    France's National Police said it arrested 143 people after protesters unhappy with the first round of the presidential election took to the streets, some damaging property. Hundreds participated Sunday night in "anti-fascist, anti-capitalist" protests in Paris opposing the final two candidates for the presidential runoff. Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will face each other in the runoff election on May 7. Police said some protesters threw bottles at security forces, set cars on fire and broke store windows.
  • Cat Hoarder Struggled With Mental Health Issues

    04/24/2017 9:31:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Daily Astorian ^ | April 21, 2017 | DIANA HEFLEY
    Woman was banned from owning catsA psychologist predicted last year that Kathryn St. Clare would be back to hoarding cats if she didn’t receive proper mental health treatment. The former Lake Stevens, Washington, woman, who was convicted last year of animal cruelty for collecting 111 cats in a recreational trailer, was arrested Monday in a Warrenton for investigation of animal neglect. A police officer allegedly found 41 live cats and a dead one in St. Clare’s car. A second cat later died. The officer noted that the car reeked of cat urine and feces. St. Clare, 58, also was wanted...
  • De Blasio Proposes Expanding Public Pre-K to 3-Year-Olds

    04/24/2017 9:28:36 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 24, 2017 | KATE TAYLOR
    Seeking to double down on an effort — expanding early childhood education — for which he has been widely praised, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan on Monday to offer free, full-day prekindergarten to 3-year-olds. Four years ago, Mr. de Blasio made an ambitious proposal to provide publicly funded prekindergarten to all 4-year-olds the centerpiece of his mayoral campaign. His plan called for more than tripling the number of available seats, to 70,000, within two years. Although some expected there would be significant bumps in the rollout, it went relatively smoothly. It is too soon to say whether the...
  • The Handmaid’s Tale Star Yvonne Strahovski: “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” — Tribeca Studio

    04/24/2017 9:26:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    Deadline ^ | April 23, 2017 | Matt Grobar
    Like her co-star, Strahovski is perturbed by parallels between the reality of the Hulu series and reality itself, finding the timing of the project to be particularly interesting, beginning production pre-election, watching the election results come in, and continuing on with the series following this apparent turning point. “The Handmaid’s Tale is a human story, and women’s rights are human rights, and it’s all about equality, but at the end of the day, it’s not equal,” the actress says of the series’ resonance. “You need a feminist movement—you need to label that with something in order to shed light on...
  • How do we adjust in an age of migrants on the move? (Plants)

    04/24/2017 9:25:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The Daily Astorian ^ | Matt Winters
    The plant world’s annual race beginsIf dandelions were hard to grow, we’d pay $2.49 for a slender package of seeds and hold festivals in their honor. There’s often a fine line between what we define as a weed or esteem as a pretty little flower. This distinction is front of mind this time of year as the plant world’s annual race begins for real, everything busting out into bud and bloom over the next few weeks. It would take a lot of willpower to pull off with a straight face, but we just might get away with redefining our luxuriant...
  • Howard Dean Doubles Down on Misinterpretation of First Amendment

    04/24/2017 9:21:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former Vermont governor and Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean offered his flawed interpretation of the First Amendment last week during the Ann Coulter-Berkeley controversy. The school cancelled Coulter's scheduled appearance on campus after they decided the conservative speaker would create too dangerous of an environment. They then re-invited her, but rescheduled her speech. Coulter insists she's coming on the original date - this Thursday. Between all the back and forth, Dean defended Berkeley's initial decision to nix the speech, tweeting that "hate speech" is not protected by the Constitution. Putting aside the fact that Dean thinks conservatism amounts to hate speech, Guy explained just how wrong Dean was -...
  • An explanation of two later Star Wars movies (Eps I-II) by "Weird Al" Yankovic, illustrated

    "Weird Al" Yankovic's song, "The Saga Begins," summarizes the action of Star Wars Episodes I, the Phantom Menance, and II, Attack of the Clones. Illustrated with scenes from the movies.
  • Dems say Trump can avert shutdown risk if he relents on wall

    04/24/2017 9:19:46 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 59 replies
    AP/Washington Post ^ | 04/24/2017 | Catherine Lucey and Hope Yen 
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress’ two top Democrats said Monday. “If the president stepped out of it, we could get a budget done by Friday,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Monday in a conference call with reporters, referring to Democratic and Republican budget negotiators. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., agreed. She said that while Trump had promised during his campaign to build the barrier, “He did...
  • Bridgestone's Airless Tires Will Soon Let Cyclists Abandon Their Bike Pumps

    04/24/2017 9:17:24 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 10 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 4/20/2017 | Andrew Liszewski
    First revealed way back in 2011, Bridgestone’s airless tires use a series of rigid plastic resin spokes to help a wheel keep its shape as it rolls, instead of an inflatable inner tube that can puncture and leak. Military vehicles and ATVs have been some of the first vehicles to adopt the unorthodox design, but Bridgestone will soon be making a version of its airless tires for use on bicycles.
  • Georgia GOP screwed up the runoff in the 6th

    04/24/2017 9:17:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/17 | Tina Trent
    schisms, not only in the state GOP but also among the various factions of activists – social conservative, citizen activist, party loyal, libertarians The special election for Georgia’s 6th District seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has been described ad nauseam as a referendum on President Trump’s first weeks in office. It was indeed a referendum, but not one about Trump: the referendum was about the failure of the Georgia GOP to do its job.
  • United Nations rewrites Balfour Declaration parliamentary debate records

    04/24/2017 9:15:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/17 | David Singer
    An immediate retraction, correction and apology must be made by the UN Secretariat An official United Nations document published by the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat contains a deliberately altered record of a 1922 parliamentary House of Lords debate on the Balfour Declaration. The Balfour Declaration—dated 2 November 1917 - called for the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people—it being clearly understood that nothing would be done which might prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in...
  • Trump blasts recent approval rating polls as 'fake news'

    04/24/2017 9:13:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 1 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/24/2017 | Louis Nelson
    Even though they contained “some very positive info,” President Donald Trump on Monday decried a set of polls released over the weekend as “fake news” conducted by media outlets whose polling about last year’s presidential election had proven incorrect. “The two fake news polls released yesterday, ABC & NBC, while containing some very positive info, were totally wrong in General E. Watch!” Trump wrote on Twitter Monday morning.
  • At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more

    04/24/2017 9:10:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 24, 2017 | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds. With less chilly winters, Americans will be more likely to get outdoors, increasing their physical activity by as much as 2.5 percent by the end of the century, according to a new study in Monday's edition of the journal Nature Human Behaviour . Places like North Dakota, Minnesota and Maine are likely to see the most dramatic increases, usually the result of more walking. "It's a small little tiny silver lining...