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  • Report: Climate change 'worst-case scenario' ruled out

    02/09/2018 8:42:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2018 | Rick Moran
    The most cataclysmic scenarios for global warming have been ruled out, according to a new report from the University of British Columbia. But the report also warns that the climate will still destabilize, wreaking havoc on the planet. According to the report, it all comes down to a reduction in the use of coal. Bloomberg: The researchers contend that current goals of reducing coal, oil[,] and gas consumption may be closer than we think, thus allowing us to set the bar even higher in our efforts to reduce pollution.  The bad news is that this is good news in the way a...
  • It's Back To The Future For U.S. F-15C Eagles And Conformal Fuel Tanks

    02/09/2018 8:09:30 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    The Drive ^ | FEBRUARY 5, 2018 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Boeing posted an image today of a Louisiana Air National Guard F-15C wearing a pair of conformal fuel tanks (CFTs). The tanks are part of a new initiative to give the F-15C fleet more gas and weapons carrying capability in order to execute what the Air National Guard calls future "persistent air dominance missions." The 159th Fighter Wing "Bayou Militia" is the first unit to receive the tanks for testing and evaluation. Boeing's Randy Jackson stated the following in an email to the The War Zone: "The first flight with the tanks was achieved in just 10 months after the...
  • Trump tweet regarding Senator Mark Warner contact with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch.”

    02/09/2018 7:58:40 AM PST · by Cats Pajamas · 24 replies
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 12h Wow! -Senator Mark Warner got caught having extensive contact with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch. Warner did not want a “paper trail” on a “private” meeting (in London) he requested with Steele of fraudulent Dossier fame. All tied into Crooked Hillary
  • Does President Trump Now Have the Authority to FIRE Government Employees?

    02/09/2018 7:20:23 AM PST · by hapnHal · 49 replies
    9 Feb 18 | hapnHal
    Does President Trump Now Have the Authority to FIRE Government Employees? Going back it was very difficult to fire a Government employee. They were suspended, but not fired, exceptin rare cases. Which leads to the question, why is Peter Strzok and Lisa Page still employed by the FBI?
  • REPORT: White House to propose billions for a fence, not a wall (video)

    02/09/2018 7:19:29 AM PST · by Cheerio · 52 replies
    DML ^ | FEBRUARY 9, 2018 | TEAM DML
    During his campaign, Trump revved his crowds by having them chant, “Build the wall.” Then he would slap on the false campaign promise of the century by stating ‘Mexico would pay for the wall.’ Perhaps the president was just “playing chess” with his loyal supporters? Perhaps the reality TV star turned president should have created the chant, “Build the fence,” because that’s what a new proposal is reportedly declaring. According to Breitbart, a senior official claims the White House was scheduled to request $3 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-promised wall on the Southern border. However, the requested...
  • Jill Messick, Rose McGowan’s manager at time of alleged Harvey Weinstein rape, commits suicide

    02/09/2018 7:13:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5:54 PM | Rachel Desantis
    A longtime Hollywood exec who served as Rose McGowan's manager when the actress was allegedly raped by Harvey Weinstein committed suicide Wednesday amid a slew of media attention her family says made her collateral damage in the pair’s war of words. Jill Messick's family said in a statement obtained by the Daily News she had battled depression for many years, but had recently been "victimized" by allegations put forth by McGowan and the subsequent response from Weinstein. The former Miramax production executive was McGowan's manager in January 1997, when the actress has claimed she was raped by Weinstein in a...
  • Police hunt gunman who killed motorist on I-95 in Boca Raton

    02/09/2018 7:12:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 7, 2018 | Linda Trischitta
    An unknown gunman killed a man driving a sports car early Wednesday on Interstate 95, but it remained unclear whether shooter was a random sniper. The gunman had not been found late Wednesday. Police released few details about the crime, except to say they believe Edvin Milkevic, 29, of Boca Raton, was shot while driving on the highway. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper at a nighttime paving job on I-95 heard a crash near the Yamato Road exit about 4:30 a.m. The black Nissan 370 Z had hit a construction barrel and drove up the west side of the grassy...
  • Glass ceiling for dogs? Males win Westminster almost twice as often

    02/09/2018 6:50:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 9, 2018 | Stephanie Kelly
    After the German shepherd Rumor won the top prize at last year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, she had her first litter of puppies and retired from competition, like many female show dogs. By contrast, most top male show dogs can keep competing for years, and it is no coincidence that they also win "Best in Show" in the prestigious annual competition far more often than females, breeders and handlers said as they prepared for this year's show, which opens Monday, Feb. 12 in New York.
  • School removes ‘Huckleberry Finn,' ‘To Kill a Mockingbird' from curriculum

    02/09/2018 6:48:24 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | February 9, 2018 | Bob D'Angelo
    DULUTH, Minn. - Students taking English classes in a Minnesota city will no longer have to read two American classics or write reports about them, the Duluth News Tribune reported. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which contain racial slurs, will no longer be required reading for students in the Duluth Public School district’s English classes next fall. However, the books are not banned: They will be available in the school as optional reading for students, the News Tribune reported. The decision comes two months after a Virginia school temporarily banned the two novels after a...
  • Student Flushes Her Emotional Support Hamster Down Toilet After Airline Wouldn't Let it Board

    02/09/2018 6:40:26 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 42 replies
    Yahoo News / Mashable ^ | 2/8/18 | Morgan Sung
    When Dexter the emotional support peacock was denied entrance to a flight, he drove cross country. Pebbles the hamster wasn't so lucky. When Spirit Airlines didn't let her board the plane, her owner flushed her down the toilet after she says a Spirit Airlines employee suggested it.
  • Here's the Play-By-Play of North Korea's Pre-Olympics Missile Parade

    02/09/2018 6:22:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | February 8, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    North Korea held a major military parade today, displaying thousands of troops and major military equipment—much of it nuclear-capable. The regime made a point of flaunting its nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles, including the new long-range missiles potentially capable of reaching the continental United States as well as previously unseen short-range missiles. These weapons are North Korea’s strategy for ensuring the survival of leader Kim Jong-un and the survival of his regime.
  • The Legendary Browning 'Hi Power' Pistol Ends Production

    02/09/2018 6:19:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | February 7, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    Small arms manufacturer Browning has ended production of the Browning Hi Power semiautomatic handgun. The legendary pistol served in armies worldwide, from Nationalist China to the British Special Air Service and was one of the first high capacity pistols ever invented. An invention of prolific arms designer John Moses Browning, the Hi Power was the inventor’s last pistol design.
  • FBI framed President Trump

    02/09/2018 6:08:57 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 32 replies
    Facebook ^ | 2/9/2018 | Source news
    FBI framed President Trump I don't know who this guy is but he laid it out perfectly. Sorry for the link to Freakbook but I couldn't find it anywhere else, you don't have to belong to Freakbook to watch it.
  • K&C: Herald story on Tom Brady holdout product of hoax

    02/09/2018 5:59:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    WEEI Boston ^ | Rob Bradford
    It looks like Tom Brady will be attending the OTAs after all. The Kirk & Callahan show uncovered that the source for the Boston Herald's story "Tom Brady wants to get paid like Jimmy G, or he’ll skip OTAs" was a product of a hoax. Kirk Minihane, Gerry Callahan and Mike Mutnansky revealed Friday morning that a texter "Nick in Boston" was pretending to be Tom Brady's agent Don Yee when texting Boston Herald columnist Ron Borges. The texts informed Borges that Brady was intent on sitting out the Patriots' preseason workouts unless he was compensated like his former backup,...
  • How to start writing macros in LibreOffice Basic

    02/09/2018 5:34:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Opensource ^ | 2/8/18 | Lera Goncharuk
    I have long promised to write about the scripting language Basic and creating macros in LibreOffice. This article is devoted to the types of data used in LibreOffice Basic, and to a greater extent, descriptions of variables and the rules for using them. I will try to provide enough information for advanced as well as novice users.(And, I would like to thank everyone who commented on and offered recommendations on the Russian article, especially those who helped answer difficult questions.)Variable naming conventions Variable names cannot contain more than 255 characters. They should start with either upper- or lower-case letters of the...
  • African American speed skater Shani Davis BOYCOTTS the Winter Olympic opening [tr]

    02/09/2018 5:28:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 73 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2018 | Tariq Tahir
    Erin Hamlin has led Team USA out for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after being named as flag carrier ahead of Shani Davis, who boycotted the ceremony. Hamlin, a four-time Olympian and winner of a luge bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi games, beamed a broad smile as she led out the athletes competing at the games in South Korea to the accompaniment of 'Gangnam Style'. The 31-year-old was chosen in a coin toss with, speedskater Shani Davis, one of just a few black athletes in TeamUSA, who says he should have been chosen to carry the Stars and Stripes.
  • One-third of office romances end in unemployment

    02/09/2018 5:22:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 8, 2018 | Jacob Passy
    Many companies may not ban it, but workers still have plenty of reason to avoid an office romance like the plague. One in three romantic office relationships will end in at least one person being fired, according to a survey of 150 human resources executives conducted by hiring firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas. Things aren’t necessarily better for those who don’t get fired. The survey found that 17 percent of employers chose to move at least one employee to a different department, and 5 percent of these affairs led to litigation.
  • $560M lottery winner losing $14k a day in interest in court fight to remain anonymous

    02/09/2018 5:08:36 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 47 replies
    Union leader ^ | 2/8/2018 | kimberly Houghton
    NASHUA — The mysterious New Hampshire woman claiming to have won the $560 million Powerball ticket sold last month is losing about $14,000 a day in interest, according to the attorney who is trying to fast-track a court hearing in the case. The woman has not yet submitted her winning ticket to the New Hampshire Lottery Commission in the hopes that a Hillsborough County Superior Court judge will allow her identity to remain a secret — even though she already signed her name on the winning ticket purchased at Reed’s Ferry Market in Merrimack. New Hampshire Lottery Commission rules and...
  • Review of fatal accident in hands of County Attorney driver ‘didn’t see’ woman with cart

    02/09/2018 4:29:53 AM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Terri Jo Neff
    SIERRA VISTA – Police officials have completed an investigation into the death of Susan Dunbar, who was run over by a pickup truck in the Fry’s Food parking lot Dec. 28. “The case was sent to the Cochise County Attorney’s Office on Monday for review of whether the driver is charged,” said Sgt. Brian Sebastian of Sierra Vista Police Department (SVPD). County attorney Brian McIntyre confirmed his office has the file and that it will be given priority because it involves a death investigation. “As for a timeline, I cannot provide one as there are many factors that can affect...
  • Senate panel votes to expand animal abuse laws

    02/09/2018 4:15:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Linking the crime to domestic violence, a Senate panel voted Thursday to expand state laws of what constitutes animal abuse and demand harsher penalties. Existing law already makes it a Class 6 felony to intentionally or knowingly inflict unnecessary physical injury to an animal. The same penalty — a year in state prison — applies to those who subject any animal to cruel mistreatment. SB 1295 would create a special Class 5 felony for subjecting pets to cruel mistreatment. And the same penalty would apply for killing a pet without the owner's consent. Deputy Pima County Attorney Kathleen...