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  • Engineer on 'Instant Bridge' called authorities TWO DAYS before deadly collapse to report a CRACK

    03/16/2018 7:26:55 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/16/18 | HANNAH PARRY and ARIEL ZILBER
    An engineer called the Florida Department of Transportation to report concerns about a crack on their new 'instant' bridge two days before it collapsed - but no one ever picked up their voicemail. FIGG's lead engineer responsible for the Florida International University, FIU, pedestrian bridge project, W. Denney Pate, left a message warning that they had observed some cracking at the north end of the bridge. The voicemail was not picked up until Friday - a day after the bridge collapsed killing six. Pate warned that the cracking areas would need repairs but assured that, 'from a safety perspective we...
  • Trump Announces He Signed Memo To Ban Bump Stocks

    02/20/2018 1:08:04 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 325 replies
    Ali Vitali ^ | February 20, 2018 | Ali Vitali
    New: Trump just said he signed a memo directing the Attorney General to propose a rule outlawing bump stocks, all devices "that turn legal weapons into machine guns." He expects those regulations to be finalized "very soon."
  • Toy plane plays Islamic prayer, not jet sounds

    12/29/2015 2:43:32 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 21 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 12/29/15 | Benjamin Woodard
    An unexpected noise came out of a child's present this Christmas: an Islamic prayer. Instead of whooshing and roaring expected out of a toy F-16 fighter jet bought on Amazon, the toy plays a prayer in Arabic, KING-TV reported. The toy's manufacturer, WolVol, blamed its factory for the mistake, according to the report. "It sounds like an Arabic chanting, which is pretty unusual," Bjorn Thorpe, the boy's uncle, told KING-TV. "I think we're kind of confused on how this would happen." Nadeem Israr, president of the Islamic Society of Whatcom County, told King 5 the sound is a Muslim prayer...
  • Syrian refugee families arrive today in Dallas, Houston (TX)

    12/07/2015 2:02:39 PM PST · by bgill · 46 replies ^ | Dec. 7, 2015 | Fred Cantu
    A dozen Syrian refugees arrive in Texas today hoping to start a new life far from their war-torn homeland. But they're not being welcomed by the state. Six of the 12 refugees are members of one family. Two small children with their parents and grandparents will join relatives in Dallas. The other six refugees will be greeted by relatives in Houston. The Bayou city will get another nine refugees on Thursday.
  • August 26, 1920: The 19th Amendment Goes Into Effect, Granting Women the Vote (OMG!)

    08/28/2015 11:11:45 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 58 replies
    The Nation ^ | 8/26/2015 | Richard Kreitner
    When the 19th Amendment went into effect 95 years ago today (8/26), The Nation was already looking ahead to the deeper implications of women’s suffrage. “What Will They Do With The Vote?” asked a piece by Stella Crossley Daljord. The answer has implications for the state of American politics today, almost a century after the extension of suffrage to women.
  • Walker open to teaming up with Rubio on 2016 ticket

    06/11/2015 2:49:58 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 137 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/11/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.) is open to the idea of teaming up with Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) on a GOP presidential ticket, he told Bloomberg on Thursday. “I do like Marco Rubio, I think he and I have similar thoughts on national defense and foreign policy,” Walker, who is weighing a 2016 run, said in an interview on Bloomberg's With All Due Respect. Asked by Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin if he would be open to announcing in December that the two of them would run as a ticket, and settle who would be the nominee for president and vice president later,...
  • 'We made a big mistake': Teenage Austrian poster girls for ISIS [Photos]

    10/13/2014 11:10:02 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 Oct 14 | Corey Charlton
    'We made a big mistake': Teenage Austrian poster girls for ISIS who moved to Syria to live with jihadis are now pregnant and want to come home... but officials say that will be 'impossible' Interpol became involved when the girls left Austria in April, despite the fact that they wrote a note telling their parents: Dont look for us. We will serve Allah and we will die for him. Once they arrived it is believed they were married off to local fighters and both the girls are thought to be pregnant. Police in their homeland Austria say that the...
  • White House Makes Big Mistake Involving Secret Identity of CIA Chief in Afghanistan

    05/26/2014 3:00:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 26, 2014 | Billy Hallowell
    The White House made a big mistake over the weekend, accidentally revealing the name of the CIAs top officer in Kabul in a prepared list of U.S. officials who were taking part in a briefing related to President Barack Obamas surprise visit to Afghanistan. After the White House caught the error, which named the individual as the Chief of Station a label given to the CIAs top spy in any given country the agent was removed from the email and a revised list was distributed, the Washington Post reported. But before making the change, the officials identity was...
  • CPAC Welcomes Gay Rights Groups After Years of Exclusion

    02/19/2014 8:42:04 AM PST · by kristinn · 122 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | Beth Reinhard
    Meet the kinder, gentler Conservative Political Action Conference. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, snubbed last year after palling around with President Obama, is coming. So is GOProud, the gay rights group that was banned for the past few years amid noisy boycotts from critics and supporters. There's even a panel debating the merits of medical marijuana. "CPAC is about finding conservative solutions to every challenge in America and not just saying 'no'," said Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union, which runs the conference in Washington, D.C. "We're determined to win the majority of American support." The annual debate...
  • Carville Hired by Fox News (Faux's rapid descent into irrelevancy)

    02/07/2014 11:16:13 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 81 replies ^ | Febraury 6, 2014
    Fox News Channel says it has hired Democratic strategist James Carville as a contributor. The channel said Thursday he will offer commentary during appearances on various Fox News Channel programs. Editor's Note: Add Up to $152,046 to Your Social Security Benefits Using Weird Trick Carville was the lead strategist for Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, which was documented in the film "The War Room." He served as a senior political adviser during Clinton's presidency. Carville's TV work includes co-hosting the 2002-05 edition of "Crossfire" on CNN. He and his wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin, were analysts at CNN until last...
  • Feds to let airport screeners gain union rights

    02/27/2011 3:42:47 PM PST · by Brilliant · 40 replies · 1+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | FEBRUARY 4, 2011 | Chris Woodward
    A union leader says the government has decided to grant collective bargaining rights to the nation's 40,000 airport screeners... Republican opponents say that could jeopardize national security. James Sherk, a labor expert at The Heritage Foundation, calls the decision a huge loss for airline security and passengers. He says there is a reason that most national security agencies by law do not have unions -- and that is because the union contracts make it more difficult for them to do their jobs. "Canada has a system where they allow their security screeners to unionize -- and they've had problems where,...
  • Russian parliament ratifies arms pact with US

    01/25/2011 8:21:16 AM PST · by La Lydia
    Washington Post ^ | January 25, 2010 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    MOSCOW -- Russia's lower house of parliament on Tuesday ratified a landmark nuclear arms pact with the United States, virtually assuring passage of an agreement President Barack Obama has described as the most significant arms control deal in nearly two decades. The State Duma voted 350-96 with one abstention to pass a bill to ratify the New START treaty, which was approved by the U.S. Senate late last year. The treaty will now go to the upper house for final approval. The New START would limit each country to 1,550 strategic warheads, down from the current ceiling of 2,200 and...
  • Ga. Republican zings Obama in hammer-and-sickle ad

    07/09/2010 10:06:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    las vegas sun ^ | 7/9/10 | ap
    A conservative Georgia Republican congressional candidate is criticizing President Barack Obama in roadside billboards that use the communist hammer-and-sickle symbol. The three ads from candidate Jody Hice ask passers-by: "Had Enough Of Obama's Change?" The "C" in change is replaced by the hammer and sickle. The symbol was associated with iron-fisted 20th-century dictators. Hice said he considers some policies of the Democratic president socialist, including government bailouts for the auto industry and an overhaul of the health insurance system.
  • Breaking: 5 Terrorists Arrested At Copenhagen Junk Science Summit

    12/08/2009 4:38:08 PM PST · by STARWISE · 58 replies · 2,314+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-8-09 | Jim Hoft
    (Ekstra Bladet) Astute Bloggers is reporting: 25 yr old American on international wanted-list, a 35 yr old Morrocan born Danish citizen, and a 27 yr. old stateless palestinian were arrested this morning by police in Copenhagen. Two women were arrested after searches were conducted at 2 separate addresses. A sucdcessful attack upon COP15 would be a wet dream come true for al Qaeda. Stay tuned The Jawa Report has more. The AFP is now reporting on the arrests: An American, a Dane of Moroccan origin and a stateless Palestinian were detained after they were stopped in a car a few...
  • Why White America Chose Obama

    11/25/2009 1:04:29 AM PST · by Bob017 · 23 replies · 1,363+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 25 November 2009 | Robin of Berkeley
    I grew up in a small city in the New York suburbs. My parents scrimped and saved to give us a saner life than in the Bronx. Unlike most other towns in the county, our area was diverse, with a wealthy population in opulent estates; a middle class group (mine); and a large, low income population, mostly comprised of black residents. In the 60's, liberal policy makers conceived of forced busing so that deprived kids could enjoy tonier surroundings. The utopians envisioned the dazzling spectacle of ethnic bonding. At my elementary school, the black kids arrived each day by bus...
  • Massachusetts Passes National Popular Vote Bill, Joins Other Anti-Gun States

    09/02/2008 12:13:14 PM PDT · by pabianice · 36 replies · 302+ views
    July 30, 2008 - The Massachusetts Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill on third reading (and engrossment). Immediately beforehand, a crippling amendment was defeated by a vote of 27 to 9. Under Massachusetts legislative procedures, an additional vote is required in both the House and Senate to transmit the bill to the Governor. Although this vote was on the agenda on the session's last day (July 31), no action was taken. On July 9, 2008, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill. National Popular Vote bill passes Massachusetts House 116-37 Massachusetts House of Representatives On...

    08/03/2008 3:12:55 PM PDT · by VaBthang4 · 55 replies · 102+ views
    Packers Offical Website ^ | August 3rd, 2008 | Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy
    Sixteen years after Brett Favre came to the Packers, he is returning for a seventeenth season. He has had a great career with our organization and although we built this year around the assumption that Brett meant what he said about retiring, Brett is coming back. We will welcome him back and turn this situation to our advantage. Frankly, Bretts change of mind put us in a very difficult spot. We now will revise many actions and assumptions about our long-term future, all predicated on Bretts decision last March to retire. As a result of his decision, we invested considerably...
  • NRO Editorial: Big Mistake (McCain)

    05/13/2008 2:50:03 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 88 replies · 516+ views
    National Review ^ | May 13, 2008 | The Editors
    Senator McCain gave a speech in Portland, Oregon Monday reiterating and explaining his longstanding support for a cap-and-trade approach to global warming. He proposes that the government require reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions but allow companies to trade emissions credits, supposedly creating an efficient, market-based distribution of the regulatory burden. Support for this policy is the biggest mistake his campaign has made so far. Early in this speech, Sen. McCain ran through a litany of woes that we can expect from global warming: reduced water supplies, more forest fires than in previous decades, changes in crop production, more heat waves afflicting...
  • First Muslim Battalion Guards the Queen

    05/04/2008 6:27:02 PM PDT · by Flavius · 63 replies · 802+ views
    minsitry of defense ^ | 5/8/08 | A History and Honour news article
    120 soldiers of the Royal Malay Regiment have become the first all-Islamic Company to provide a British monarch's ceremonial guard. Report by Shell Daruwala. RMR soldiers during Changing of the Guards The Royal Malay Regiment soldiers with Members of the Welsh Guards during the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace on Friday 2 May 2008 [Picture: Sergeant Mick Howard RLC] At Buckingham Palace today, Friday 2 May 2008, red jackets and black bearskins were replaced by pristine white tunics, brocade 'sampins' and gold-banded 'songkoks', when the Malay Regiment changed guards with 1st Battalion Welsh Guards.
  • Kosovo separatists plan Greater Albania referendum

    12/27/2007 11:38:35 AM PST · by montyspython · 5 replies · 88+ views ^ | December 26, 2007
    Kosovo separatists plan Greater Albania referendum December 26, 2007 SERBIANNA A senior official with the newly elected Kosovo Albanian political party says that a referendum for unification of Kosovo to Albania is a possibility after the separatist Albanian regime in Kosovo unilaterally declares independence and Western powers recognize them, reports Kosovo Albanian paper Koha Ditore. Member of PDK Presidency, Nait Hasani said that after declaring independence a referendum to join Albania is a distinct possibility because citizens of Kosovo and Albania are one nation. "First there should be supervised independence as proposed by Ahtisaari. But it is known that Kosovo...