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  • Saturday Stuff

    10/19/2019 2:48:51 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 27 replies
    email | 10/18/2019 | unknown
    Questions with no apparent answers: 1. If poison expires, is it more poisonous or is it no longer poisonous? 2. Which letter is silent in the word "Scent," the S or the C? 3 Do twins ever realize that one of them is unplanned. 4. Why is the letter W in English called double U? Shouldn't it be called double V? 5. Maybe oxygen is slowly killing you and It just takes 75-100 years to fully work. 6. Every time you clean something, you just make something else dirty. 7. The word "swims" upside-down is still "swims" 8. 100 years...
  • Today’s Cryptogram

    10/19/2019 2:19:49 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 17 replies
    10/19/2019 | Nikos1121
    Today’s Cryptogram Courtesy YESTERDAY’S The Arkansas Gazette ICX CFQMD GYMKD BMD GX IYMKDXO KS KI GXPLDHN IL M NIFOXDI ECL EMDIN IL PXMYD. ---NKY KNMMB DXEILD . You can find this little fun word game, to combat early dementia and senility in us baby boomers, in several daily publications. The way it works is a letter stands for another letter. For example: AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW (does not apply to today's cryptogram). Beware, the game is very addictive. If this is your first time, don't be intimidated. PLEASE DO NOT post the answer in general comments, but DO post your time...
  • Are We Ready for the Breastfeeding Father?

    10/18/2019 10:10:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 38 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 18, 2019 | Carl Cederstrom
    We are unlikely to stumble upon dads openly suckling their babies anytime soon. The hormones are not without side effects; they inevitably entail some degree of breast growth. But as technology has made it increasingly feasible, the potential impact of male breastfeeding on gender roles — who takes on what sort of parenting duties, and all of the consequences that result from those early first choices — looms larger than ever. And at least one man is excited about the possibilities. “I just thought, ‘How cool if it would work!’” Mr. Bengtsson said. “Just imagine the extraordinary consequences it...
  • Why conservative pundits and pols are denouncing Trump’s Syria move

    10/18/2019 9:19:38 PM PDT · by rintintin · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 18 2019 | y Howard Kurtz
    When Lindsey Graham, Donald Trump’s best pal in the Senate, is calling in to “Fox & Friends” to say that his Syrian withdrawal is “shortsighted and irresponsible,” the president has a problem. Graham, who went from Trump’s bitter campaign to golfing buddy, ripped the “impulsive decision” for having “undone all the gains we’ve made” against ISIS. What’s more, the South Carolina senator, a foreign policy hawk, didn’t get so much as a heads-up from Trump. “The Syria decision on its face is indefensible,” Fox News contributor Jonah Goldberg told me. “The way he went about it, if the reporting is...
  • Mom of children found hanging told 911 dispatcher son was bullied, 'didn't want to go alone'

    10/18/2019 8:54:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/19 | Robert Gearty
    The mother of an 8-year-old boy who was found hanging in a Pennsylvania basement last month alongside his 4-year-old sister told a 911 dispatcher he had been bullied and "had made threats of doing this but didn't want to go alone." The dispatcher further quoted the mother as saying that sadly the boy, Connor Snyder, “may be the aggressor,” Fox 10 Philadelphia reported Thursday. Lisa Snyder, 36, called 911 after reporting finding Connor and her daughter Brinley hanging from the basement rafters of their home in Albany Township with a dog leash on Sept. 23. Connor and his sister died...
  • ...Ridgecrest Quakes Caused Strain on a Major SoCal Fault; Seismologists Say It’s Not Unprecedented

    10/18/2019 8:20:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/19/2019 | Tracy Bloom and Chris Wolfe,
    Those earthquakes were the first major temblors to occur near the Garlock since scientists began taking records decades ago, meaning it's the first time movement -- also known as creeping -- has been detected along the fault line, according to seismologist Zachary Ross. “The Ridgecrest earthquakes initiated this movement on this Garlock Fault," he said. The study found that the sequence increased strain on the 160-mile-long fault, which spans the Mojave Desert and is capable of producing a devastating magnitude 8.0 earthquake. Orbiting radar satellites recently picked up the movement along the Garlock and acquired before and after images of...
  • Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag has occurred near Garnet in CA

    10/18/2019 8:18:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    October 19, 2019
    A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Garnet in CA. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -116.6289978 West, latitude 33.895668 North, depth = 14.19 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.19 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: ci38906511. Ids that are associated to the event: ci38906511. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/10/19 / 2019-10-19 00:56:36 / October 19, 2019 @ 12:56 am. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:56:36 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter).
  • SATIRE: H. Clinton Asked To Leave Costco After Accusing Sample Lady Of Being A Russian Asset

    10/18/2019 7:19:18 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 15 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | October 18th, 2019
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—According to sources at a DC-area Costco, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was asked to leave Costco again after repeatedly accusing a lady handing out food samples of being a Russian asset. It wasn't clear how Clinton had ended up in the Costco, as she usually has her servants' servants go to the market for her. Some suggested she wanted to disguise herself and go be among her subjects to see how the other 99% lives. Whatever the case, the sample lady had apparently offered the failed presidential candidate a small paper cup of orange juice and told her...
  • Stopped Clock Named CNN's Most Accurate Reporter

    10/18/2019 6:56:52 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 4 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | March 27th, 2019
    ATLANTA, GA—CNN has given a special award to the clock hanging in one of its studios, naming it the news station’s most accurate reporter. The clock, which has been stuck showing the time to be 1:11 for the past three years, was found to surpass every other CNN reporter in how often it got the news exactly right.
  • WTAS: Support for the Trump Administration’s Unprecedented Outreach to State and Local Leaders

    10/18/2019 6:55:17 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 10/18/19 | Whitehouse
    Administration Officials Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt: “The White House’s State Leadership Days are one of the many, inventive initiatives that the Trump Administration has put forth to both strengthen federal collaboration with state, local, and tribal partners and advance good neighbor policies. I appreciate the opportunities to visit with and learn from leaders across the country as their input and insight are invaluable in our work and service to the American people.” Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue: “As a former Governor, I have never seen an Administration do as much outreach to local and state elected officials and...
  • Department of Justice Prosecuted a Record-Breaking Number of Immigration-Related Cases in Fiscal

    10/18/2019 6:46:10 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 10/18/19 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 17, 2019 Department of Justice Prosecuted a Record-Breaking Number of Immigration-Related Cases in Fiscal Year 2019  The Justice Department today announced that in fiscal year 2019 (FY19), its U.S. Attorneys’ Offices prosecuted the highest number of immigration-related offenses since record keeping began more than 25 years ago. These numbers successfully reverse the trend in previous years of declining prosecutions for felony Illegal Reentry defendants, misdemeanor Improper Entry defendants and felony Alien Smuggling defendants.“These record-breaking numbers are a testament to the dedication of our U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout...
  • Discovery of Prehistoric Baby Bottles Shows Infants Were Fed Cow's Milk 5,000 Years Ago

    10/18/2019 6:22:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | September 26, 2019 | Julie Dunne, The Conversation
    ...we did some very delicate drilling to produce enough ceramic powder and then treated it with a chemical technique that extracts molecules called lipids... from the fats, oils and waxes of the natural world and are normally absorbed into the material of the prehistoric pots during cooking, or, in this case, through heating the milk. Luckily, these lipids often survive for thousands of years. We regularly use this technique to find out what sort of food people cooked in their ancient pots. It seems they ate many of the things we eat today, including various types of meat, dairy products,...
  • After her American tour, how is Greta Thunberg getting home?

    10/18/2019 5:48:19 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 68 replies
    National Post ^ | Oct. 18, 2019 | Jacob Dubé
    The 60-foot yacht she chartered to get her from England to New York has returned to Europe, and Thunberg says she does not know how she will be returning to Sweden.Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, has been making waves the world over with powerful speeches and appearances in climate strikes. Since late August, she’s been on a tour of North America, attending rallies, meeting with world leaders, and speaking at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City. She’s set to march in a climate strike in Edmonton on Friday, Oct. 18. Thunberg has said she...
  • What is your Disqus handle?

    10/18/2019 5:31:30 PM PDT · by Scarpetta · 48 replies
    Scarpetta
    Freepers, old and new, have posted and lurked here for years. But most of us also visit other sites and post commentary on myriad Disqus threads. Are you willing to disclose your Disqus user name? I'm Merry Misanthrope.
  • NASA Announces All-Female Remake Of Staged Moon Landings (SATIRE)

    10/18/2019 5:22:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    babylonbee.com ^ | july 18, 2019 | admin
    As a tribute to the 50th anniversary of its fake moon landing, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced a reboot of the staged event that fooled billions worldwide, only this time featuring an all-female crew. NASA officials confirm they will release a shot-for-shot remake of the meticulously concocted phony moon landing, originally filmed at an undisclosed soundstage 50 years ago this week. The rejuvenated hoax will follow in the footsteps of other recent all-female reboots like Ghostbusters and Ocean’s 8. “Those were some great buddy films,” a NASA spokesperson told reporters, “but we made the ultimate buddy movie...
  • Prehistoric humans ate bone marrow like canned soup 400,000 years ago...

    10/18/2019 5:09:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | October 9, 2019 | American Friends of Tel Aviv University
    Tel Aviv University researchers, in collaboration with scholars from Spain, have uncovered evidence of the storage and delayed consumption of animal bone marrow at Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv, the site of many major discoveries from the late Lower Paleolithic period some 400,000 years ago. The research provides direct evidence that early Paleolithic people saved animal bones for up to nine weeks before feasting on them inside Qesem Cave... The researchers contend that the deer metapodials were kept at the cave covered in skin to facilitate the preservation of marrow for consumption in time of need. The researchers evaluated the...
  • Wild Flowers (Count Vlad does music production)

    10/18/2019 5:02:21 PM PDT · by BEJ · 2 replies
    Count Vlad has played in a band and done demo work. Here he produced the band Ophelia's Dream doing a love song that reminds me of David Gate's Bread. If you like the music please subscribe.
  • WATCH: Abortion Doctor Allegedly Pulls Gun on Pro-Life Protester Outside Phoenix Clinic

    10/18/2019 4:32:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Faithwire ^ | October 18, 2019 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    In footage released Friday afternoon, it appears an abortion doctor pointed a firearm toward a pro-life demonstrator from inside his vehicle as he left a clinic in Phoenix earlier this month. Apologia Church, the group behind the pro-life demonstration at the Acacia Women’s Center on Thursday, Oct. 10, posted the video to YouTube, urging viewers to contact the Phoenix Police Department to demand action be taken against Dr. Ronald Yunis, the physician who allegedly pulled a gun on protester Elvis Kesto. The altercation took place around 11 a.m. as Kesto was packing up to leave the clinic. Yunis, who only...
  • Prayer Request

    10/18/2019 4:30:39 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 21 replies
    18 Oct 2019 | US Navy Vet
    Please Pray for my Son-In-Law, he just had a Seizure(first one in 7 years).
  • Georgia School District Forced to Revoke Transgender Policy Following Backlash

    10/18/2019 4:03:32 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 19 replies
    NN ^ | 10-18-19 | Paul Whitehead
    A school district in Georgia has been forced to revoke rules they recently imposed to accommodate transgender students after an outcry from concerned parents.The Pickens County School District said on Wednesday they would be returning to their traditional bathroom policies until they can consult with law enforcement.The statement read:"There have been many serious safety concerns raised in the past few days. School board members, staff, and students have been threatened due to the administration's implementation of Adams vs. St. John's County School District."