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  • Geoscientists Find Large Impact Crater in Greenland

    11/15/2018 7:47:28 AM PST · by ETL · 17 replies ^ | Nov 15, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    An international team of geoscientists from the United States, Canada and Europe has discovered a large impact crater beneath the Hiawatha Glacier in remote northwest Greenland. A paper on the discovery was published in the journal Science Advances. The Hiawatha impact crater is approximately 19.2 miles (31 km) wide and lies under an ice sheet that is 0.6 miles (1 km) thick.The scientists believe this crater was formed by a 0.6-mile wide iron asteroid that slammed into the Earth at the end of the Pleistocene epoch, perhaps as recently as 12,000 years ago. ..." “Researchers were looking at the map...
  • Massive crater under Greenland’s ice points to climate-altering impact in the time of humans

    11/14/2018 3:09:50 PM PST · by ETL · 51 replies ^ | Nov 14, 2018 | Paul Voosen
    On a bright July day 2 years ago, Kurt Kjær was in a helicopter flying over northwest Greenland—an expanse of ice, sheer white and sparkling. Soon, his target came into view: Hiawatha Glacier, a slow-moving sheet of ice more than a kilometer thick. It advances on the Arctic Ocean not in a straight wall, but in a conspicuous semicircle, as though spilling out of a basin. Kjær, a geologist at the Natural History Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, suspected the glacier was hiding an explosive secret. The helicopter landed near the surging river that drains the glacier, sweeping out rocks...
  • Outrage as Cook County judge grants $400 cash bail to suspect charged with raping a disabled woman

    11/13/2018 12:07:58 PM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    Illinois last year enacted a Bail Reform Law intended to make bail affordable for poor people. Kim Geiger of the Chicago Tribune explained at the time of passage: …the new law creates new rights for people in custody at Illinois jails and aims to move away from requiring people charged with relatively minor crimes to post cash bail as a condition of their release. The legislation reflects a general consensus among criminal justice advocates, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, and Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx that the state's cash bail system is unfair to poor people. Under the previous...
  • Shocked by Trump aggression against reporters and sources? The blueprint was made by Obama

    11/09/2018 11:33:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 7 replies ^ | 06/18/2018 | Margaret Sullivan
    It was never a question of "if." It was always a matter of "when." The seizure of a New York Times reporter's phone and email records has sent a chill down the spine of every reporter concerned about protecting his or her sources. That means every serious reporter — especially those in Washington who report on politics and national security. It is disturbing because reporters need to be able to do their jobs, unfettered. But absolutely no one should be surprised. First off, the Trump administration has been all too clear about its scorn for established press rights — with...
  • If Donald Trump Targets Journalists, Thank Obama (oldie, January 2016)

    11/07/2018 6:00:55 PM PST · by God luvs America · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/30/2016 | James Risen
    If Donald J. Trump decides as president to throw a whistle-blower in jail for trying to talk to a reporter, or gets the F.B.I. to spy on a journalist, he will have one man to thank for bequeathing him such expansive power: Barack Obama. Mr. Trump made his animus toward the news media clear during the presidential campaign, often expressing his disgust with coverage through Twitter or in diatribes at rallies. So if his campaign is any guide, Mr. Trump seems likely to enthusiastically embrace the aggressive crackdown on journalists and whistle-blowers that is an important yet little understood component...
  • Black Man Precludes Casualties in Bar Shootout—Only to be Shot and Killed by Police

    11/12/2018 9:00:40 PM PST · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 32 replies
    The Root ^ | 2018-11-12 | Natalie Degraffinried
    The headline should have been: “Security Guard Apprehends Shooter and Saves Lives.” Instead, it’s another case of the police shooting and killing an innocent black man. Eyewitnesses say that at Manny’s Blue Room Bar in Robbins, [Cook County, Chicago] Ill., security told a group of intoxicated men they had to leave. One of the men returned armed, at which point shots were exchanged between them and armed security guards. One of the guards, Jemel Roberson, 26, managed to restrain one of the gunmen. From WGN9: “He had somebody on the ground with his knee in back with his gun in...
  • Rogers Park shootings: $150,000 reward may be largest ever offered in Chicago to find a suspect

    11/09/2018 5:59:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Nov. 8, 2018
    More than five weeks after a gunman shot and killed two people in Rogers Park, apparently at random, the reward for information to help solve the case has been raised to $150,000. The reward, boosted by donations from residents and businesses, is believed to be the largest offered in Chicago for a crime suspect, according to police officials. It had been $23,000.
  • Illinois Nazi loses congressional race by huge margin

    11/07/2018 12:04:56 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/11/18
    An avowed Nazi running as a Republican lost a House race in suburban Chicago on Tuesday. Arthur Jones, who called the Holocaust "the biggest, blackest lie in history" and described himself as a former leader of the American Nazi Party, lost by a 50-point margin to incumbent Democrat Dan Lipinski. Jones still managed to get more than 40,000 votes, according to official figures. The 70-year-old secured the Republican nomination in March, when the party did not bother to put up any other candidate in the heavily-Democratic congressional district. Jones's primary win was a major embarrassment for party leaders. They disavowed...
  • Blackhawks fire coach Joel Quenneville

    11/06/2018 8:04:13 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 7, 2018 | Jimmy Greenfield
    The Blackhawks fired coach Joel Quenneville on Tuesday and named Jeremy Colliton to replace him, making him the 38th coach in franchise history. The Hawks also fired assistant coaches Kevin Dineen and Ulf Samuelsson and named Barry Smith an assistant on Colliton’s staff. The rest of the coaching staff will remain with the team. The Hawks failed to make the playoffs last season for the first time during Quenneville’s tenure. They are 6-6-3 this season and have lost five straight. The Hawks haven’t won a playoff series since winning the Stanley Cup in 2015, their third championship in six years....
  • A Brown Wave of “stay at home” minorities not voting Democrat is powering a Red Tsunami

    11/05/2018 7:20:38 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 26 replies
    vanity | Nov. 5, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    In June a writer from Chicago went to the reopening of a steel mill in southern Illinois and came away saying Donald Trump would win in 2020 because the Democrats have no one like him. At that time I said the Republicans would not lose the House in 2018 and I starting saying they would take 11 Democrat Senate seats precisely because the Democrats have no one like him to campaign for them like Donald Trump; and they don't. Now every race is about Donald Trump’s great performance as our president, our leader and main cheerleader for America. As per...
  • Hillary Clinton remains the Democrats best chance to defeat Trump in 2020

    11/04/2018 6:28:21 AM PST · by libstripper · 121 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Nov. 3, 2018 | Laura Washington
    She beat Donald J. Trump last time. At least, by the popular vote. Can she do it again this time, for real? Hillary Clinton may be gearing up for a third run for president of the United States. Even as a two-time loser, she could be the Democratic Party’s best chance of ending the Trump presidency
  • 43 Shot, Five Fatally, over Halloween Weekend in Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago

    10/29/2018 12:20:52 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Oct 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Forty-three people were shot, including five who were shot fatally, over Halloween weekend in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that beginning with Friday, each day in the weekend became more violent. For example, “three wounded and one killed Friday night, 11 wounded and one killed on Saturday, and 25 shot — three fatally — on Sunday.” The five individual killed were 16-year-old John Pena, 23-year-old Kenjuan D. Scott, 30-year-old Deshawn Jacobs, 20-year-old Detavious Beeks, and an unidenified 33-year-old male. All were fatally shot while standing on a sidewalk, walking, or inside a vehicle.
  • UFO Over Chicago

    10/29/2018 5:59:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 29, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    Last week, I became so distracted watching the flocks of pigs soaring through the clouds overhead that I nearly missed the Chicago Tribune report, headlined “Bill Daley, whose brother and father ran Chicago for 43 years, backs a term limit for mayor.”It is no surprise that this latest Daley launched his bid for the next mayoral election, which will be held in February. What is surprising is the term limits biz.“I think eight years is enough for a chief executive . . .” he told the Tribune. “Whether you’re doing a good job or bad job, I just think it’s...
  • As hurdles mount for Obama Presidential Center, worry and anxiety grow on South Side

    10/27/2018 2:46:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/24/18 | Lolly Bowean, Jeff Coen
    **SNIP** But recently, as development of the Obama center has faced obstacles and groundbreaking has been pushed back, Winston and some of her neighbors have begun to worry about the project’s fate. It faces a legal challenge in federal court over the use of park space for the center, and its chief local backer, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, recently announced he will not be seeking a third term as mayor. The result is anxiousness that has swept over some residents and communities on the South Side as they brace for a possible long wait, a bitter fight or even another grand...
  • Report: Terrorists Exploit Food Stamps To Fund Domestic, International Attacks

    10/27/2018 8:10:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 25, 2018 | Luke Rosiak
    The report provided numerous examples of fraudsters exploiting the food stamp program to fund terrorist activities. A grocery store owner in Chicago was imprisoned in 2006 for stealing $1.4 million through food stamp fraud and aiding the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In 2010, two Somali store owners in Michigan pleaded guilty to food stamp fraud and running an unlicensed money transfer business that sent money to “hot spots” in the Middle East and Africa. In Indianapolis, a ring of convenience stores bought food stamps from customers for 50 cents on the dollar. The ringleader was arrested on a return flight from...
  • Only strong federal laws will end widespread gun violence (barf alert)

    10/26/2018 6:29:37 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 46 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | Devereaux Peters
    Devereaux Peters I live in Chicago, not “Chiraq.” Chicago is my city, and I love it. Calling it Chiraq is an insulting, misguided attempt to describe and to cast blame for the gun violence that plagues us. Instead of constantly trying to use my city as a scapegoat when violence occurs, we need to recognize that gun violence is a national issue and not just a local one. As a kid, I developed my professional grit playing basketball at the South Side and Austin YMCA. I watched the sun rise every morning while driving up Lake Shore Drive on my...
  • Legal drama threatens construction of Obama Presidential Center

    10/25/2018 5:31:02 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 18 replies
    fox ^ | 10/25/2018 | Benjamin Brown
    A federal judge in Chicago announced Wednesday that a trial date regarding a lawsuit delaying construction of the Obama Presidential Center in the city will be made in December, further shelving the project and potential hopes of breaking ground any time soon.
  • ISIS Media Group Threatens to Behead FBI Official Over Arrest of Chicago Member

    10/25/2018 12:39:52 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/24/18 | BRIDGET JOHNSON
    A pro-ISIS media group issued an online threat against an FBI special agent-in-charge over the arrest of one of their American members on a charge of providing material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. Ashraf Al Safoo, 34, of Chicago made his first court appearance on Friday and is scheduled to appear for a detention hearing on Thursday. At the time of his arrest he worked as a web developer for BlueBolt Solutions, a Chicago software company; his LinkedIn profile said he specializes in Microsoft technologies. Al Safoo is a member of Khattab Media Foundation, which disseminates propaganda...
  • 18 shot — 6 killed — in Chicago since Friday evening

    10/21/2018 12:42:00 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 31 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | 21 Oct 2018 | Sun Times Media Wire
    At 2:04 a.m., a 23-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in the 3300 block of West Montrose when he heard shots and felt pain, according to Chicago police. He was taken with a gunshot wound in his right leg to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, police said. Soon after, a double shooting struck the West Side Austin neighborhood. At 1:52 a.m., officers arrived at the 100 block of North Lockwood Avenue and found the woman, of an unknown age, and a 26-year-old man shot inside a parked car, according to police. The woman had already...
  • Andrew Gillum’s Family Under Investigation; May Have Engaged in Voter Fraud

    10/21/2018 3:15:27 AM PDT · by familyop · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 20, 2018 | Steve Stewart
    Marcus Gillum...a resident of Chicago, Illinois...The Leon County Property Appraiser indicates that Andrew Gillum sold 5325 St. Ives Lane on February 27th, 2015...However, like her brother Marcus, voting records also show that Monique Gillum is still currently registered to vote at the St. Ives address...other records, including work she did as a registered lobbyist for the Southern Poverty Law Center, indicate that Monique resided in Montgomery, Alabama...