Articles Posted by Kartographer

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • (Vanity) Stockholm self conflagration by Swedish Government

    02/22/2017 7:35:31 PM PST · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    2/22/17 | kartographer
    Let's look at well documented Swedish Government self conflagration of Stockholm.
  • The All American B-17 World War II Survival Story

    02/20/2017 3:26:43 AM PST · by Kartographer · 20 replies ^ | 10/21/15 | KB
    An enemy fighter attacking a 97th Bomb Group formation went out of control, probably with a wounded pilot then continued its crashing descent into the rear of the fuselage of a Fortress named All American, piloted by Lt. Kendrick R. Bragg, of the 414th Bomb Squadron. When it struck, the fighter broke apart, but left some pieces in the B-17. The left horizontal stabilizer of the Fortress and left elevator were completely torn away. The two right engines were out and one on the left had a serious oil pump leak. The vertical fin and the rudder had been damaged,...
  • Horror as ISIS kills 250 Christian children by KNEADING them to death in bread machine

    02/15/2017 3:10:02 PM PST · by Kartographer · 29 replies ^ | 10/27/16 | Marshall Connolly
    Others fared even worse. As ISIS took over the town bakery, they converted it into a shop of horror, they rounded up the six bakers working there and executed them in their own ovens. When they began gathering Christian children at the bakery, some local soldiers attempted to rescue the kids. To discourage the soldiers, the terrorists began throwing children off nearby balconies. The horrifying tactic worked and allowed the terrorists to murder 250 kids in the bakerys dough machine.
  • UPDATE: Oroville Dam evacuations extended to Sutter County line

    02/12/2017 9:36:04 PM PST · by Kartographer · 111 replies
    KRCR ^ | 2/12/17 | By: Josh Copitch
    An immediate evacuation for Oroville and areas downstream has been ordered. Supervisor Bill Connelly said specifically people who live in Downtown Oroville, Thermalito, and Palermo. The Department of Water Resources said the the mandatory evacuation is now extending to the Sutter County line. An evacuation center has been set up at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico. The Elks Lodge in Paradise is also opening their RV Park for free to evacuees. Space is limited in the RV Park. Highway 99, leaving Oroville, has been shut down to all southbound traffic and all four lanes will be open to northbound...
  • Over 100 dead in Brazil as police strike spurs anarchy

    02/09/2017 10:54:47 PM PST · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    REuters via Yahoo News ^ | 2/9/17 | Paulo Whitaker and Pablo Garcia
    More than 100 people have been reported killed during a six-day strike by police in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, as hundreds of troops patrolled streets attempting to keep order with schools and businesses closed and public transport frozen. The Army mobilized airborne troops and armored vehicles on Thursday to reinforce roughly 1,200 soldiers and federal police trying to contain the chaos in Espirito Santo, a coastal state north of Rio de Janeiro. Most of the violence was centered in Vitoria, the state capital and a wealthy port city ringed by golden beaches and filled with mining and petroleum...
  • Bloodthirsty mob takes over city's streets

    02/06/2017 9:11:04 PM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 2/6/17 | Annabel Howard
    n explosion of violent crimes has hit the streets of Brazil after the military police went on police. Looting, rape and murders have been reported as the scenes of devastation are being compared to the 2014 thriller The Purge. With officers staging a walk-out over conditions, lawless gangs wielding guns and machetes appear to be running riot - while dead bodies line the streets. The violence in Esprito Santo has reportedly seen thugs 'shooting anyone who passes' and buses being set on fire.
  • Poised for Collapse: How Unrest Could Become Real Revolution Inside America

    12/14/2016 6:15:42 PM PST · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12/12/16 | Jeremiah Johnson
    1.Economic Factors: This could take the form of an economic collapse and/or runaway inflation/devaluation of a nations currency, as well as chronic or acute unemployment, lowered manufacturing base accompanied by firings or closure of positions or plants. 2. Warfare: can lead to a countrys dissolution either by insurgency or occupation, followed by an attempt to resist (revolt) either against a foreign oppressor or a country that has (in the manner of the Hessians in the Revolutionary war) invited in an occupying army. 3. Religious/Theological: in the form either of persecution of a cultures predominant religion or factions/schisms leading to confrontation...
  • Robert Vaughn, Who Starred as Napoleon Solo in Man From U.N.C.L.E., Dies at 83

    11/12/2016 4:38:34 AM PST · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/11/16 | LESLIE KAUFMAN
    Robert Vaughn, the cleft-chinned actor who reached the peak of his fame in the 1960s playing Napoleon Solo, the debonair international agent tasked with saving the world each week on the hit television series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., died on Friday in Danbury, Conn. He was 83. His manager, Matthew Sullivan, said that the cause was acute leukemia, for which Mr. Vaughn had been under treatment in Manhattan and Connecticut.
  • Veteran's Day 2016 (The Eagle's Watch)

    11/11/2016 5:58:12 PM PST · by Kartographer · 3 replies
    11/11/16 | Kartographer
    Frank Glick took this photo at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. When he recorded the shot, he never could have guessed how much it was going to mean to the widow of the World War II veteran buried there.
  • A picture is worth a thousand words!

    11/10/2016 4:03:46 PM PST · by Kartographer · 78 replies
    Take a look at Obama's Staff during his Rose Garden Speech about the election
  • Live Presidential Forecast Pennsylvania

    11/08/2016 9:19:20 PM PST · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/8/16
    Our best guess is that Donald J. Trump is on track to win in Pennsylvania. As of 10:18 PM, we think about 93% of all votes in Pennsylvania have been counted. Below, estimates for what votes have been counted and what votes remain.
  • Celtic Woman - O America

    07/04/2016 7:56:27 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    Happy 4th to all!
  • Gettysburg 20th Maine bayonet charge at Little Round Top

    07/02/2016 9:23:58 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 30 replies ^ | JAMES R. BRANN
    Late in the afternoon of July 2, 1863, on a boulder-strewn hillside in southern Pennsylvania, Union Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain dashed headlong into history, leading his 20th Maine Regiment in perhaps the most famous counterattack of the Civil War.
  • Kartographer Vanity

    06/16/2016 7:02:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    Our hearts are aching as our dearest and sweetest four legged friend pasted away last night. Hope would have been 15 next month. She was grouchy in her old age, but there was a time the kids in the neighborhood thought of her like she was one of them and we actually had kids ring the door bell to see if Hope could come out to play. She is gone now, but her paw prints will remain tracked across our hears forever.
  • German shepherd helps rescue children from burning home

    04/27/2016 7:48:02 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    WFLA ^ | 4/27/16 | WFLA Web Staff
    The Seminole County Sheriffs Office says that the dog named Maxx helped firefighters find the 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl Monday night in their home in the Orlando suburb, Longwood. Maxx, the family dog, is credited with assisting firefighters through the heavy smoke to the location of each of the two children, according to a GoFundMe page set up for the family.
  • Kartographer update on my wife (vanity)

    04/05/2016 11:18:56 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 75 replies
    My wife was released Monday from the Rehab hospital to come home and already the past two days have been full of our share of challenges and successes and many a small thing inbetween. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and please keep them coming as she still has a long road ahead of her.
  • Ivana Trump on how she advises Donald and those hands

    04/03/2016 7:15:55 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/3/19 | Dana Schuster
    Its Ivana Trumps fault that Donald didnt run for president sooner. Probably five years before our divorce, Reagan or somebody brought him a letter and said, You should run for president, Donalds first wife tells The Post at her opulent seven-floor Upper East Side town house, which she purchased for $2.8 million in 1998.
  • Armed police shoot man 'carrying a bomb in a rucksack

    03/25/2016 9:47:34 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/25/16 | Sara Malm and Julian Robinson for MailOnline and Nick Fagge and Flora Drury In Brussels, Belgium Fo
    Armed police 'neutralised' terror suspect carrying a rucksack in the Brussels neighbourhood of Schaerbeek today Two explosions were heard at the start of the terror swoop, after which a man was shot in the leg at a tram stop Dramatic footage shows shot suspect being forced to drop the bag after which it was investigated by bomb squad Operation linked to arrest in Paris last night of Reda Kriket, who had been in 'advanced stages' of planning an attack
  • Beer, Chips Spill All Over I-95 After Florida Truck Crash

    03/23/2016 12:07:18 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/23/16 | Elizabeth Chuck
    Two trucks, one carrying beer and the other hauling chips, collided in Florida early Wednesday, littering the highway with the stuff that couch potatoes' dreams are made of. The crash between the semi-tractor trailer transporting Busch beer and the box truck filled with Frito-Lay products happened on Interstate 95 in Brevard County just after 3:10 a.m., the Florida Highway Patrol said. "Neither driver was hurt, but you had Doritos and Busch beer all over I-95," Sergeant Kim Montes, a spokeswoman for the Florida Highway Patrol, told NBC News. "That's like a Super Bowl commercial right there."
  • Touching moment coffee shop drive-thru workers prayed with emotional widow

    03/23/2016 9:06:21 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/22/16 | Chris Pleasance
    This is the touching moment three staff members at Dutch Bros Coffee prayed with a young wife after discovering her husband had died the previous day. Barbara Danner, from Vancouver, said she was waiting in her car at a branch of the coffee chain when she noticed three workers leaning out of the service window. Danner took a picture as the staff joined hands with the woman in front and prayed with her after noticing she was upset and learning that her husband had died.
  • 'Mommy I just want to die': How little girl whose story is told in Miracles from Heaven

    03/21/2016 1:54:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/21/16 | Laura Collins
    She recalls: 'Suddenly Abbi came in, quite hysterical and said that Anna had fallen in the tree. I thought she'd just climbed a little too high and because she was so sick she'd slipped and got stuck.' Abigail physically grabbed her mother and dragged her the several hundred yards from their house to the grove of trees where the accident had happened. Christy says: 'When I got there, Adelynn, who was 7 at the time, was at the base of the tree digging in the mud with a little bit of metal. 'I said, "What are you doing? Where's Annabel?"...
  • Teen Applying For a Job at Popeyes Helps Foil Robber

    03/21/2016 11:15:38 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    A fellow manager first grabbed the thief, Metoyer said. He then made for the door, where Metoyer stopped him and refused to let him past. That's when Washington stepped in. As Ciscart attempted to push the manager out of the way, Washington grabbed the suspect from behind in a "reverse bear hug," New Orleans Police said in a release. "He grabbed him and pulled him off me," Metoyer said of Washington. "The struggle was real. He could have hurt me." Realizing he was outmatched, the alleged thief threw the cash on the ground. According to NOPD, Ciscart admitted to the...
  • Rockford Files and Sopranos star Joe Santos dies at 84

    03/18/2016 12:16:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 41 replies
    Joe Santos, who played Lieutenant Dennis Becker on The Rockford Files, has died at 84. Santos passed away on Friday in Santa Monica, California, after a heart attack earlier in the week, according to his agent Alicia Beekman. Santos' career spanned more than four decades, and included a recurring role on The Sopranos. In the HBO show, he played Angelo Garepe, a consigliere who eventually ended up murdered.
  • Loyal Dog Refuses To Leave Roadside Where Owner Died

    03/17/2016 11:56:30 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/17/16
    A loyal dog abandoned after his owner was killed in a car crash in Siberia has resiliently refused to leave the spot for more than a year - in the vain hope that its owner will return. The loyal hound, believed to be a mongrel, was abandoned after the car crash in autumn 2014, when people first started noticing it standing beside the road, and some even tried to catch it. But when the animal refused to be captured, kind hearted animal lovers began feeding the dog, and even put a kennel beside the road.
  • The heartwarming moment an elderly dog collapses on his Ohio owner's lap

    03/14/2016 8:09:40 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/14/16 | Corey Charlton
    This is the heartwarming moment a dog and its owner were joyously reunited after she returned from basic training in the Army. Video of the pair seeing each other for the first time in two months showed the elderly dog panting and wagging its tail like pup upon seeing Private Hannah Foraker. The 21-year-old had returned home to Cleveland, Ohio, for a two-week break when the emotional reunion occurred. Her elderly dog Buddy, 13, suffers from arthritis and had been appearing depressed while she was away, lacking the energy to go for long walks or even up the staircase at...
  • Vintage attack planes used in Vietnam are brought out of retirement

    03/10/2016 12:11:46 PM PST · by Kartographer · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/10/16 | Lydia Willgress
    Two vintage planes used in Vietnam were brought out of retirement to help US special forces in Iraq. A pair of OV-10 Broncos completed 120 combat missions over the Middle East between May and September last year, it has been revealed. They are believed to have been used for 82 days as cover for troops who were on the ground fighting ISIS militants.
  • This Woman Lives Every Day Like Its 1939

    02/29/2016 8:25:56 AM PST · by Kartographer · 80 replies
    Anthony Pearce Blog via Yahoo News ^ | 2/29/16 | anthony robert pearce
    For the last decade, Joanne Frances has been living life as if the Second World War has just broken out. The 41-year-old has eschewed modern life and technology in favour an authentic wartime existence. She no computer, washing machine, television or car instead cycling to work on an 80-year-old pedal bike. Living most days in an authentic Land Girls uniform, she sometimes spends the evening in an air-raid shelter she built in the garden. The woman, who works as a cleaner, has committed to the austere life of the 1940s having ditched central heating for coal fires and...
  • bond between a boy and his service dog

    02/24/2016 8:43:21 AM PST · by Kartographer · 63 replies
    Yahoo News - Mashable ^ | 2/23/16 | Brian Koerber
    Although 9-year-old James Isaac from Wellington, New Zealand has trouble speaking and communicating with his family, he holds a strong bond with his buddy Mahe. Mahe, a service dog trained by The Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust helps James, who is autistic, stay calm, in addition to providing protection for the boy. Recently, during a hospital visit, Mahe was spotted comforting James while preparing for an MRI scan.
  • Marine says he was beaten and robbed by teens

    02/17/2016 9:11:04 AM PST · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/17/16 | James Wilkinson
    Chris Marquez is an Iraq vet who served eight years of active duty He says he was eating in a Washington, DC McDonald's when he was approached by a group of teens who asked him if 'black lives matter' He says they later ambushed him, hit him in the head with a handgun, knocked him unconscious, and stole his wallet Marquez was hospitalized for several hours with injuries to his head A 2004 photograph of Marquez carrying a wounded comrade in Fallujah inspired the No Man Left Behind statues located at two corps bases
  • Charlie Daniels’ Open Letter to America’s Enemies

    02/15/2016 9:46:26 PM PST · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/15/16 | Charlie Daniels
    WE'RE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!! And judging us by the weakness and unwillingness of our president and his flower child administration would be a fatal mistake. A note to our enemies: You think you know America, but you only see the tiny, inept, incompetent, cowering political tip of a very big, very capable iceberg. You don't know the Heartland where the people are fiercely independent and willing to defend this nation with their bare hands if that's what it takes. You don't know the steel workers in Pittsburgh with muscles that could break a man's neck like a twig....
  • Extraordinary bravery of two US WWII pilots

    01/27/2016 9:18:27 AM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/27/16 | George Odling
    Disaster struck when a machine gun went off without warning, hitting two crew members and shooting off the plane's right stabilizer. In a jaw-dropping display of valour and skill, Capt Rogers and Lt Gorse managed to control the stricken aircraft for two hours. They jettisoned their bombs in The Wash, off the UK's east coast, and allowed their seven crewmates to bail out safely. Once the last two had jumped through the bomb bay near King's Lynn, Rogers and Gorse continued to the North Sea. THE LIFE OF NORVILLE GORSE Born in 1924, he was the son of a Chicago...
  • 'I got hit by the love bug'

    01/25/2016 12:19:58 PM PST · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/24/16 | Zoe Szathmary
    The sole restaurant owner living with Down syndrome in the US is closing up shop after five years so he can relocate to Denver, Colorado, so he can be near his girlfriend, who also has Down syndrome. Tim's Place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, belongs to Tim Harris. Harris and his lady love Tiffani Johnson crossed paths when Harris was a speaker at a convention for Down syndrome, CBS reported on Friday. In an interview with CBS, Johnson she had been 'too scared [to go up and say something to Harris] because I never met a guy like Tim.' 'I think...
  • War II Vet Will Jet Into the Arms of His Wartime Sweetheart

    01/21/2016 11:42:43 AM PST · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    Inside Addition via Yahoo ^ | 1/20/16 | Deborah Hastings
    Thanks to the kindness of strangers, a 93-year-old American veteran will be reunited with his girlfriend from World War II after a separation that spanned continents and seven decades. Norwood Thomas will fly next month, free of charge, to Australia, where he will visit his former wartime sweetheart Joyce Morris, who is 88.
  • Canadians Panic As Food Prices Soar On Collapsing Currency

    01/13/2016 4:11:35 PM PST · by Kartographer · 148 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 1/13/16 | Tyler Durden
    The currency's decline is having a pronounced effect on Canadians' grocery bills. As Bloomberg reminds us, Canada imports around 80% of its fresh fruits and vegetables. When the loonie slides, prices for those good soar. "With lower-income households tending to spend a larger portion of income on food, this side effect of a soft currency brings them the most acute stress," Bloomberg continues. Of course with the layoffs piling up, you can expect more households to fall into the "lower-income" category where they will have to struggle to afford things like $3 cucumbers, $8 cauliflower, and $15 Frosted Flakes. Have...
  • “After Armageddon”: Marine Shows How to Survive An Urban Disaster

    01/12/2016 5:08:44 PM PST · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1/12/16 | Mac Slavo
    Metropolitan areas can change in an instant with a major catastrophe. Hundreds of thousands of people could be gone just as quickly. Society could be unraveled by any number of scenarios, and it could leave you stranded, without loved ones and desperate to secure food, water and shelter. Escape to the countryside or a remote location may not be feasible. Could you survive in an urban environment if the SHTF and everything you knew was gone? Rudy Reyes, a veteran Recon Marine, lends his expertise and shows how to survive an urban environment, find resources inside a broken city, all...
  • Chinese Immigrant Turned Citizen Defies Obama Gun Grab: “I Will Never Be A Slave Again”

    01/08/2016 7:29:59 PM PST · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    SHFT Plan ^ | 1/8/16 | Mac Slavo
    President Obama knows that the American people have not embraced his radical, leftist gun control agenda. That’s why he took to the stage at a town hall spectacle hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper in attempt to defend his unconstitutional executive actions for stealth gun control, and try to convince Americans once and for all that he is not enacting some kind of gun grabbing conspiracy. But his “common sense” policies – made law under the force of executive order – and his crocodile tears for exploited victims of gun violence are not going to shift pubic opinion. There is clearly...
  • Worst Mistakes To Avoid When Going Off Grid: “We Wish We’d Known”

    01/08/2016 7:26:53 PM PST · by Kartographer · 109 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1/8/16 | Mac Slavo
    Want to build your own life back on the land, instead of keeping pace in this insane society headed for implosion? There are lots of things that you’ll have to learn the hard way in order to go off grid. The path is not easy, but that’s no reason not to get started, and move forward on your ultimate plan to live more independently. This off-grid couple, at Fouch-o-matic Off Grid, had to relearn some of the basics to figure out how to live an alternative lifestyle without losing their minds, or facing impossible, labor intensive tasks.
  • 6 Ways To Prepare For the Next Collapse

    01/07/2016 7:45:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    Ready Nutrition ^ | 1/7/16 | Tess Pennington
    For years, Mac Slavo of SHTFPlan fervently warned his readers to stock up on physical assets and to prepare. His weekly economic posts proved of economic strife, but many believed he was all hype. It seems the day is finally here and we are looking at the possibility of this crisis being more unforgiving than its predecessor. Mac states, “All you have to do is look around. The signs are everywhere. There is an industrial recession in China, lackluster holiday sales prove there is a consumer recession in the United States, real estate is stalled and is re-collapsing and stock...
  • The Six Laws of Survival: Strategies For Beating the Worst Case Scenario

    01/07/2016 5:56:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 65 replies
    SHFT Plan ^ | 1/7/16 | Jeremiah Johnson
    These things are not complicated, however, they will require both willpower and action. They will not be things that happen on their own. In order to stay out of a camp, you must do something very important: You must do things that others do not do, and you must not do what others do. Let us run with this concept in a scenario: You’re in bed…it’s a Saturday morning, and you don’t have to go to any of your 3 jobs today until noon. Your battery-powered clock seems to have stopped at 5:15 am. Puzzled you hear the drone of...
  • Eyewitness Account Of The "Monstrous" Migrant Attacks In Germany: "It's Like Civil War"

    01/06/2016 2:01:11 PM PST · by Kartographer · 36 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 1/6/16 | Tyler Durden
    On Tuesday, we documented multiple reports that suggest as many as 1,000 men “of Arab or North African origin” participated in what appeared to be coordinated attacks on German women in Cologne. “About 90 women have reported being robbed, threatened or sexually molested at New Year celebrations outside [the city’s] cathedral,” Reuters writes, adding that the men were “between 18 and 35” and appeared to be “mostly drunk.” Cologne mayor Henriette Reker called the incident “unbelievable and intolerable” while Justice Minister Heiko Maas described the attacks as “a new scale of organized crime." For her part, Reker has been variously...
  • Happy Birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien!

    01/04/2016 8:13:14 PM PST · by Kartographer · 16 replies ^ | 1/3/15 | Altaira
    124 years ago today, on January 3, 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein Africa. Forty-five years later, in 1937, his book The Hobbit, was published which he had written for his children. Together with its sequel, The Lord of the Rings, it launched generations of readers on adventures through the invented world of Middle-earth that would impact many of us for the rest of our lives.
  • Preppers' Twelve Days of Christmas

    12/24/2015 7:52:54 AM PST · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    12/24/15 | Kartographer
    An oldie, but a goodie!
  • The Marines just lost a ‘Viking Warrior.’

    12/24/2015 6:11:41 AM PST · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    Washington Post via MSN News ^ | 12/24/15 | Dan Lamothe
    Pearl, who died at age 40 this week after a six-year battle with his injuries, was said to have been the most severely wounded service member to have fought in the Afghanistan conflict and survived. He persevered through months of painful skin grafts and numerous surgeries, and the loss of both legs and one arm due to infections. Pearl's family declined to comment through a spokesperson, but an open letter distributed on their behalf on Facebook said he died peacefully on Sunday in San Antonio, Tex. alongside his wife, Alicia, and their daughter, Averey. The Marine Corps acknowledged his death...
  • Navy to award Purple Hearts to Chattanooga victims

    12/17/2015 3:09:36 AM PST · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 12/16/15 | By Regina F. Graham For and Associated Press
    Navy officials say they are going to award the Purple Heart to four Marines and a sailor who were killed, and a Marine who was injured when a gunman attacked a Chattanooga reserve center this past summer. US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the decision Wednesday in a news release that also noted that the FBI and Naval Criminal Investigation Service determined the attack was inspired by a foreign terrorist group. That determination was necessary to bestow the award. The Purple Hearts will go posthumously to Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, Staff Sgt David Wyatt, Sgt Carson Holmquist,...
  • Dog has been man's best friend for 33,000 years, DNA study finds

    12/16/2015 8:48:59 AM PST · by Kartographer · 48 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/15/15 | By Agency
    Man's best friend came about after generations of wolves scavenged alongside humans more than 33,000 years ago in south east Asia, according to new research. Dogs became self-domesticated as they slowly evolved from wolves who joined humans in the hunt, according to the first study of dog genomes. And it shows that the first domesticated dogs came about 33,000 years ago and migrated to Europe, rather than descending from domesticated European wolves 10,000 years ago as had previously been thought. Scientists have long puzzled over how man's best friend came into existence but there is conflicting evidence on when and...
  • San Bernardino victim who shielded co-worker

    12/13/2015 5:36:30 AM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/13/15 | ASSOCIATED PRESS and CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
    The man who saved a co-worker by shielding her with his body during the San Bernardino shooting was remembered in an emotional funeral on Saturday. Shannon Johnson, 45, of Los Angeles, received a hero's funeral in his home state of Georgia 10 days after the attack where he and 13 others were killed in California. One of the health inspector's colleagues wounded in the attack, Denise Peraza, said later that Johnson wrapped an arm tightly around her as bullets went flying and assured her: 'I got you'.k
  • Emergency at 35,000ft: Plane passenger saved by ‘Doctor Angel’

    12/01/2015 11:42:55 AM PST · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/1/15 | Flora Drury
    A physician has been nicknamed Dr Angel after her swift response and ability to turn everyday items into medical equipment saved a man's life at 35,000 feet on Thanksgiving. Dr Patricia Quinlan was travelling from Philadelphia to San Francisco with her family when she saw the man fall out of a seat in front of her. She quickly realized he had not simply fallen asleep, and was actually in dire straights, with a weak pulse and dangerously low blood pressure.
  • Rush Limbaugh: ‘Compared To Reagan, Trump Is Not A Conservative

    11/25/2015 3:40:28 AM PST · by Kartographer · 197 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/015 | Steve Guest
    Elections Rush Limbaugh: ‘Compared To Reagan, Trump Is Not A Conservative’ [VIDEO] Photo of Steve Guest Steve Guest Media Reporter 3:59 PM 11/24/2015 981 Radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that Donald Trump is “not a conservative” when compared with former President Ronald Reagan. Limbaugh explained, that “compared to Reagan, Trump is not a conservative, and the bulk of Trump’s support is not the Republican base.” “As we mentioned yesterday, if you look at the demographics, at least as expressed polling data, the bulk of Trump support is what we all have been led to believe the Republican Party wants:...
  • Crying Newborn Found in NYC Church Nativity Scene

    11/25/2015 1:54:06 AM PST · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    NBC News New York ^ | 11/24/15 | Michael George
    A wailing newborn baby was found with his umbilical cord attached inside a nativity scene at a Queens church, police say. The baby was discovered by a maintenance worker at the Holy Child Jesus Catholic Church in Richmond Hill Monday at about noon, according to the New York Police Department.
  • Converted nuclear bunker boasts 32 acres of land

    11/24/2015 9:41:51 AM PST · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/24/15 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Property, near Savannah, Georgia, boasts weapons room, $100,000 CCTV system and decontamination showers Constructed 45 feet below the ground, it also features home theater, games room and four individual apartments It can apparently withstand an array of potential threats, including a 20-kiloton nuclear blast and terrorist attacks Used as training facility for military personnel, the bunker is now being sold as potential luxury home for $17.5m Chris Salamone, co-owner of Bastion Holdings, which is selling the one-of-a-kind property, said it 'offers the ultimate safe haven for any family, business or government that wants the ultimate in security and comfort'