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  • Killer roads, rail tracks snuff out wild animals

    12/15/2017 11:13:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    The Hindustan Times ^ | December 15, 2017 | Badri Chatterjee
    Hours before sunrise on a cool February night this year, a four-year-old male leopard waited behind a bush along the National Highway 8 that cuts through the Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Maharasthra. As vehicles zipped passed along the high-speed motorway, it waited for a break in traffic to make it to the other side. But traffic never ceases on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway and the leopard had no other option but to take the risk. It was the big catís last sprint. As it reached the middle of the road, the leopard was stunned by the bright headlights of an incoming...
  • ĎScared and Demoralizedí By Trump - Meryl Streep Met with De Niro to Plot New Movie ĎThe Postí

    12/14/2017 8:36:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 14, 2017 | Mark Judge
    ‚ÄėThe Post,‚ÄĚ the new movie starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, is three things: a film about the Pentagon Papers, classified documents about the Vietnam War that were leaked to the media in 1971, a film about the press and Donald Trump, and, finally, an indictment¬†about Harvey Weinstein and sexism in Hollywood. According to Streep, who is interviewed on December 14 in the Washington Post, the film is mostly about sexism. Streep says that the new film came from a place of ‚Äúgrievance‚ÄĚ about sexism.¬† ‚ÄúPeople were really scared and demoralized [after Trump was elected],‚ÄĚ Streep told the Post. But...
  • Wealthy CEOs Lecture Americans To Show ĎCourageí by Submitting to Diversity and Amnesty

    12/14/2017 8:18:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | December 14, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Americans should have the courage to ignore their written laws, to amnesty DACA illegals and accept an open-borders world, says an op-ed by two wealthy CEOs who stand to gain more wealth in a labor market flooded by low-wage migrants. The op-ed by Tim Cook (CEO of Apple, wealth $800 million and growing) and Charles Koch (Koch Industries, $49 billion and growing) was posted in the Washington Post newspaper owned by Jeff Bezos (owner of Amazon, $98 billion and growing). Under the headline ďCongress must act on the Ďdreamers,íĒ it declared: We must do better. The United States is at...
  • Even the Best Laws Cannot Save Our Society. Hereís What We Need.

    12/13/2017 12:09:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 13, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Iím approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because Iím from prehistoric times. As such, it points to one of the unavoidable problems of youthónamely, the temptation to think that todayís behavioral standards have always been. Letís look at a few of the differences between yesteryear and today. One of those differences is the treatment of women. There are awesome physical strength differences between men and women. To create and maintain civil relationships between the sexes is to drum into boys, starting from very young ages, that they are not to...
  • Record Number of Highway, Bridge Improvements Highlighted in Maryland

    12/12/2017 10:53:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Construction Equipment Guide ^ | December 11, 2017 | CEG
    The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) completed its annual Consolidated Transportation Plan (CTP) tour of the state's 23 counties and Baltimore City to discuss transportation priorities. The Hogan Administration's investment of $14.7 billion in Maryland's transportation network was briefed to citizens, county leaders and local officials over the course of six weeks to ensure transparency and dialogue with the customers who are affected by MDOT SHA projects in their region. Maryland's transportation network consists of more than 31,000 mi. of roadway, more than 5,000 bridges and two tunnels providing safe, reliable and efficient movement of people...
  • North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un 'Controls the Nature,' State-Run Newspaper Claims

    12/12/2017 12:15:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 11, 2017 | Monica Sanchez
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is so powerful that he can control nature, the countryís government-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun claims. In an article detailing Kim Jong Unís recent visit to Mt. Paektu over the weekend, the newspaper claims that he stopped a blizzard and brought about ďfine weatherĒ as he ďascendedĒ hiking "through thick snow" to the 9,000-foot peak of the mountain. ďWhen Kim Jong Un ascended to the top of it, going through thick snow, it showed fine weather unprecedented in the blizzard of December winter, exposing its majestic figure,Ē the newspaper reads. The newspaper calls Kim Jong...
  • Celebrities Crash Alabama Senate Race to Support Democrat Doug Jones

    12/11/2017 6:36:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | December 11, 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Hollywood stars are storming social media and urging their fans to turn out and vote for Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday. many of them using the hashtag #RightSideOfHistory, launched a last-minute campaign to stop Judge Roy Mooreís bid for the U.S. Senate. Will & Grace star Debra Messing posted a video offering her support for Jonesí Senate bid, as did comedian-actor Keegan-Michael Key and Nashville star Connie Britton. The left-wing celebrity support for Jones in Alabama is reminiscent of the Hollywood-heavy campaign earlier this year for Democrat Jon Ossoff, who lost his bid against Republican Karen Handel in Georgiaís Sixth...
  • Larry King Accused of Groping, Bruising Ex-Wife of Eddie Fisher

    12/11/2017 6:21:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | December 11, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Talk show legend Larry King has been accused of groping an ex-wife of singer Eddie Fisher on two separate occasions, according to a report Monday. Terry Richard told the Daily Mail on Monday that the now-84-year-old Larry King Now and Politicking host groped her in 2005 and 2006, with both alleged incidents coming during baseball awards dinners at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Richard, 63, had reportedly been working as a photographer for the local Tolucan Times when she saw King, whom she had met some months before, at the 2005 dinner. The photographer had reportedly wanted a photograph of...
  • NY-NJ Gateway Project: Critical Fixes, Big Builds

    12/11/2017 8:00:32 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Engineering News-Record ^ | November 15, 2017 | Tom Stabile
    The nearly $30-billion Gateway program to overhaul Northeast Corridor rail lines between Newark and New York City, an array of tunnels, bridges and viaduct over wetlands has two main thrusts: rehabilitation and expansion. These objectives are deeply intertwined‚ÄĒthe project team must build new structures in the huge effort before it can upgrade old ones. That‚Äôs why digging two 1.4-mile, 28-ft-dia train tunnels under the Hudson River‚ÄĒan estimated $12.9-billion project component‚ÄĒisn‚Äôt just an expansion job but a lifeline to free a pair of 107-year-old tubes heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and in need of a rebuild. It‚Äôs also why...
  • Experts see few reasons to proceed with Interstate 81 tunnel option

    12/11/2017 4:43:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | December 8, 2017 | Mark Weiner
    A $2 million study on replacing part of†Interstate 81 in Syracuse with a tunnel supports what national transportation experts say they have known for years: Tunnels usually are a bad idea.While an I-81 tunnel would be technically feasible, it would be difficult to justify the cost of up to $4.5 billion at a time when few publicly-financed tunnel projects are moving forward, according to four transportation policy experts interviewed by syracuse.com.The few highway tunnel projects approved in recent years have been expensive mega projects, often plagued by delays and cost overruns that have drawn public criticism, the experts said.New York...
  • The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Bay Bridge that never was

    12/10/2017 1:01:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Curbed San Francisco ^ | December 8, 2017 | Brock Keeling and Alex Bevk
    Editor's Note: This article was originally published in June 2012 and has been updated with the most recent information. After the construction of the Bay Bridge in 1933, San Francisco began considering duplicating the bridge and running a second one further south across the bay. Enter Frank Lloyd Wright, a little-known architect whose idea and design for a second Bay Bridge never came to fruition. The noted architect hated the idea of a second steel structure similar to the San FranciscoĖOakland Bay Bridge. Partnering with engineer Jaroslav J. Polivka, Wright proposed a concrete "Butterfly Bridge,Ē spanning from Army Street (now...
  • Gun store owner says Weber City bridge construction hurting her business

    12/10/2017 10:17:53 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Kingsport Times-News ^ | December 8, 2017 | Holly Viers
    GATE CITY ó As construction on the Route 23 bridges in Weber City continues, one small business owner has voiced concerns about the effect itís having on her profits. Mary Murphy, owner of Gold & Guns in Weber City, told the Scott County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday that her business has declined noticeably over the past year or so. Though she attributes some of that decline to the lingering effects of the last recession, she believes the construction ó and its estimated completion time of summer 2019 ó is the main problem. ďI do believe that summer of 2019...
  • Opinion: A $40 toll for a 10-mile trip? This is the new infrastructure math

    12/09/2017 9:02:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 108 replies
    Market Watch ^ | December 7, 2017 | John Rennie Short
    Drivers in metro Washington, D.C. are experiencing the new realities of commuting in the U.S., and itís not pretty: It cost drivers $40 to drive 10 miles on I-66, a main commuter route into the nationís capital from the western suburbs in Northern Virginia, at one point this week. Is this the future for private car owners across the U.S.? The answer is yes. Tolls on public roads arenít new. But the I-66 toll, which fluctuates based on demand and doesnít have a ceiling, is by far the most expensive per mile. This toll at ďthe peak of the peak...
  • 28 Photos That Take You Inside California Wildfiresí Destruction

    12/08/2017 5:22:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 7, 2017 | Rachel del Guidice
    Wildfires in Southern California aided by wind have driven 200,000 from their homes, and have forced schools throughout the area to close. The largest fire started in Santa Paula, California, on Monday, but there are now five separate fires. Hereís a glimpse into some of the destruction California is facing.
  • GOP Lawmakers Confront Trump Over EPAís Unworkable Biofuels Mandate

    12/07/2017 9:17:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 7, 2017 | Chris White
    President Donald Trump will meet with a group of Republican lawmakers Thursday to discuss ways of addressing problems oil refiners have with the EPAís biofuels mandate. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is among nearly a dozen Republican lawmakers prepared to confront Trump over his administrationís refusal to ratchet down the biofuel standard. They want to find a way to lessen the impact the standards have on oil refiners. ďPresident Trump will meet with senators today to discuss his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard and how to effectively address the programís impact on independent refiners,Ē White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said...
  • Mediaite Editor: Itís Time to ĎLook Down Our Nose at the Constituents of Alabamaí

    12/07/2017 8:24:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | December 7, 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday during a segment on HLNís ďSE Cupp UnfilteredĒ critical of former Trump chief strategist and Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon, Mediaite managing editor Colby Hall took on the ďconstituents of Alabama.Ē During the panelís criticism of Bannon, Hall said it was time to ďsort of look down our noseĒ at Bannonís receptive audience at a rally he spoke at on Tuesday in Fairhope, AL. ďI think itís time to sort of look down our nose at the constituents of Alabama who apparently think a pro wrestling-mantra like Steve Bannon Ė like, he was literally channeling Randy ĎMacho Maní Savage...
  • What Trumpís Decision on Jerusalem Means for Israel and the Middle East

    12/07/2017 2:57:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 6, 2017 | James Phillips
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday kept his campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as Israelís capital and ordered the State Department to make plans to eventually move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. The long-delayed, symbolic move addressed a historic injustice: Israel is the only country in the world not allowed to choose its own capital. Trump also exercised Americaís sovereign right to recognize the capital of a close ally and choose the location of its own embassy. In recent years, the refusal of many nations to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israelís capital has become an integral part of the international...
  • Trump Is Rolling Back Obamaís Last-Minute Land Grab. Hereís What Must Come Next.

    12/06/2017 10:45:15 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 5, 2017 | Matt Anderson
    Today marked an important moment as President Donald Trump made much-needed changes to sweeping land use designations made under previous administrations. The Trump administration listened to the combined voices of individual citizens, tribal members, small communities, and elected officials from the county, state, and federal levels. In doing so, Trump has responded to Utahnsí calls by dramatically reducing the size of both the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, which had a combined land mass larger than the state of Connecticut. This is a good step forward in reforming a law that has too easily been abused to drown...
  • Itís Time to Believe These Silence Breakers Concerning Sex Harassment and Abuse

    12/06/2017 10:30:34 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | December 6, 2017 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Houston, TX ‚ÄĒ It was 2013. Kermit Gosnell had just been convicted of murder and illegal late-term abortions when Operation Rescue released its shocking report on similar behavior at a Houston, Texas, abortion facility based on eye-witness accounts of several clinic employees. Making headlines were the sensational allegations that abortionist Douglas Karpen had twisted the heads nearly off late-term babies who survived abortions done beyond the legal limit. Yet, the credible allegations of sexual harassment and abuse also made by these same women were missing from the reporting.It was actually the sexual harassment of female clinic employees that prompted one...
  • New Jersey Congressman Endorses Federal Fuel Tax Increase

    12/06/2017 1:08:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Transport Topics ^ | December 5, 2017 | Eugene Mulero
    An increase in federal taxes on fuel would significantly help fund repairs for highway infrastructure along Interstate 95 in Newark, N.J., Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D) said amid Congressí consideration of tax reform legislation. ďImproving I-95 will boost the economy by shortening commutes, making cargo transport more efficient and improving highway safety,Ē Payne said Nov. 30, adding the I-95 stretch, or the Turnpike as it is known in the state, has been underfunded due to deficits in the Highway Trust Fund over the years. The intricate network of ports, railways, highways and an international airport in the stateís largest city...