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  • Three New Journey Members Announced by Neal Schon

    05/28/2020 11:57:16 PM PDT · by Golden Eagle · 1 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | May 23, 2020 | Matthew Wilkening
    Founding guitarist Neal Schon took to Twitter late tonight to announce that Randy Jackson and Narada Michael Walden will become the band's new bass player and drummer, respectively. He also confirmed the addition of a sixth member, keyboardist/vocalist Jason Derlatka. The trio join Schon, keyboardist Jonathan Cain and vocalist Arnel Pineda. This will be a return engagement for longtime American Idol judge Jackson, who was a member of Journey from 1985 through 1987, appearing on 1986's Raised on Radio. Walden is a renowned songwriter, singer and producer who has drummed in Mahavishnu Orchestra and alongside Jeff Beck, Tommy Bolin and...
  • Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

    05/28/2020 10:58:18 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | August 5, 2019 | University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine
    SNIP Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and the University of Washington in Seattle collaborated to invent a neural device with a replaceable drug cartridge, which could allow neuroscientists to study the same brain circuits for several months without worrying about running out of drugs. These 'plug-n-play' drug cartridges were assembled into a brain implant for mice with a soft and ultrathin probe (thickness of a human hair), which consisted of microfluidic channels and tiny LEDs (smaller than a grain of salt), for unlimited drug doses and light delivery. Controlled with an elegant and simple user...
  • Making a federal issue out of the Obama Center lawsuit (Jackson Park)

    05/28/2020 5:29:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Chicago Reader ^ | 5/27/20 | Deanna Isaacs
    **SNIP** Thanks to the pandemic, this hearing, before a three-judge federal appeals court panel, took place in part via telephone. It was recorded, which means you can still listen in, on the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit website. If you do, you’ll catch University of Chicago (and NYU) law professor Richard Epstein asking for a reversal of last year’s decision by District Court judge John Robert Blakey to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the activist group Protect Our Parks that sought to keep the Obama Presidential Center out of Jackson Park. And you’ll hear city attorney Benna Ruth...
  • FR is run by cliquish Mods and Freepers that hurl insults and falsehoods who FB you if you don't agree.

    05/28/2020 3:36:32 PM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 226 replies
    The rules say "be considerate" most of the Freepers are anything but, constantly hurling innuendo, names, and insults. But it's my fault or something like that so my threads get pulled without any explanation. And then the mods call me "thick". That's considerate? I'm a rock solid conservative, retired, 24 year Army Vet, and still work for the Army. I'm a lifetime member of the VFW and NRA. I'm a 20 year contributor to FR and the mods wont even answer a question, but instead call me names and insult me.
  • Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship

    05/28/2020 3:05:35 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 31 replies ^ | May 28, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1.  Policy.  Free speech is the bedrock of American democracy.  Our Founding Fathers protected this sacred right with the First Amendment to the Constitution.  The freedom to express and debate ideas is the foundation for all of our rights as a free people.In a country that has long cherished the freedom of expression, we cannot allow a limited number of online platforms to hand pick the speech that Americans may access and convey...
  • Troubled NC Unemployment System Gets New Leader

    05/28/2020 2:26:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    WRAL ^ | 5/27/20
    For years, WRAL Investigates chronicled troubles inside North Carolina’s Employment Security Commission, now called the Division of Employment Security. Those troubles became even more noticeable with a flood of new unemployment claims because of the coronavirus pandemic. Since mid-March, the system has been swamped by 1.3 million claims, representing 955,000 people out of work. Some had to file twice based on the type of coverage they qualified for. Of those 955,000, about two thirds have received payments. "I’m sorry," said Lockhart Taylor, Assistant Secretary and head of Employment Security, as complaints piled up from people who couldn’t get into the...
  • Check Out The Black Umbrella Guy In Minneapolis

    05/28/2020 2:24:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Twitter ^ | 05/28/20
    Check out this clown in Minneapolis with the black umbrealla.  Clearly he is going around trying to stir things up. What is the purpose of the black umbrella?  He is covered from head to toe to hide his tracks.  This reminds me of the umbrealla guy at the JFK assaintaion. Could this be a Deep State operative trying to stir up race war before 2020 election?  Maybe the umbrealla tells others he is protected from above? Check out the first video, and then scroll down to Misty Graves.  Go to the 13 minute and 31 seconds.  You see the same guy breaking all windows...
  • CHAT VANITY: A GREAT Karen video

    05/28/2020 12:21:07 PM PDT · by mowowie · 45 replies
    youtube ^ | very recently | Cars Across Texas
    So with the "Karen" meme going crazy i came across this video.. A guy though it would be cool to have his car buddy's drive by a kids house on his birthday in their supped-up cars. Most neighbors enjoyed it EXCEPT two KARENS and their cuck husbands that went apeshit and blocked the road. Is there a part Two? YUP! They went back again with even more cars... I dunno, i found this pretty amusing and as a car buff REALLY liked the cars... Oh yea turns out KAREN just put her house up for sale....appears 90% of...
  • Twitter Fails to ‘Fact Check’ Schiff’s Debunked ‘Russian Collusion’ Claims

    05/28/2020 10:03:10 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 10 replies
    NN ^ | 05-28-20 | Paul Whitehead
    Twitter's fact-checking policy seems to be selective on the types of misinformation it deems misleading or false. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended the platform's policy following backlash after a fact check placed on two of President Donald Trump’s tweets this week. Dorsey said:
  • Unemployment Clawback

    05/28/2020 8:34:01 AM PDT · by sheana · 22 replies
    rumor | 5/28/20 | sheana vanity
    Some help here? I received 2 phone calls yesterday from friends who have children (young adults) on unemployment. They both stated that their children went and pulled all the unemployment money off their debit cards because Kudlow? said on tv that any unused money from unemployment left on the debit cards at the end of July will be pulled off and go back to the feds because the money was meant to be spent and not saved. That there were too many debit cards out there with thousands of dollars on them that apparently the people didn't need. I don't...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Tucker Carlson

    05/28/2020 8:25:40 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 5/28/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Tucker Carlson. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Tucker Carlson is a conservative / libertarian commentator on Fox News, with an understated intelligence that easily counters the extreme positions of many of his guests. This quote was taken from a recent broadcast on the danger of social media censorship. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve...
  • Third Grade Drop Out--The Wisest Person

    Great short video to make us feel good today.
  • How many muslim women have been infected with the chicom virus?

    05/28/2020 7:37:16 AM PDT · by A Cyrenian · 18 replies
    Even if one has been infected with the virus, it should show you how limited masks are in protecting yourself.
  • US Seized Chinese-Built Transformer – But Nobody Knows Why

    05/28/2020 5:34:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    I.T. Wire ^ | 05/28/20 | Sam Varghese
    US Federal Government authorities seized a 226-tonne electricity transformer made by Chinese company Jiangsu Huapeng Transformer Company at Houston port last summer and took it to Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for unspecified reasons, The Wall Street Journal reports. The lab, which is operated by Honeywell International, handles contract work for the US Energy Department associated with threats to national security, the report added.A US representative of the company, Jim Cai, told the newspaper that it had sold more than 7000 such transformers in the past two decades to numerous international customers.Cai was unaware of what had happened to the transformer...
  • McEnany Crushes Reporter Who Asks How Many 'Dead Americans' Voters 'Should Tolerate'

    05/28/2020 5:23:58 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 22 replies
    NN ^ | 05-28-20 | Jay Greenberg
    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany crushed an anti-Trump reporter during a presser this week. Firebrand McEnany humiliated Politico's Ryan Lizza as he attempted to push anti-Trump questions during a Wednesday White House press briefing.
  • Minneapolis 'protest: Live thread

    05/27/2020 6:04:20 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 98 replies
    Target and other stores being trying to block highways also protests in LA, police just went on alert
  • Remarks by President Trump During SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch Briefing | Merritt Island, FL

    05/27/2020 5:10:23 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies ^ | May 27, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Kennedy Space Center Merritt Island, Florida3:47 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  I just want to say this is a very exciting day for our country.  We have been at this long and hard for three and a half years.I want to thank Elon for — who’s been a friend of mine for a very long time, somebody I have great respect for.  But this is 24/7 for you.  You’re always thinking about this.  You’re thinking about other things, too; you have plenty to think about.  But this has been your baby.MR. MUSK:  This is the top...
  • Readout from the Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Re-Opening Efforts

    05/27/2020 5:07:38 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | May 26, 2020 | White House
    Today, Vice President Mike Pence led a discussion with the chief executives of approximately 50 States, territories, and the city of Washington, DC, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force to discuss best practices and continue the dialogue on the important Federal-State partnership on COVID-19 response, recovery, and re-opening efforts.  Vice President Pence led a discussion of best practices from our Nation’s governors on re-open strategies, expanding testing capacity, and supply chain management. In addition to the Vice President, governors heard from White House Coronavirus Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on maximizing testing and outbreak modeling, Centers for Medicare &...
  • FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons (deported from Saudi Arabia to US)

    05/27/2020 3:52:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/20 | Curt Anderson
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint charges Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The charge carries a potential 20-year prison term. **SNIP** According to the affidavit, Al-Azhari scouted a number of targets in the Tampa Bay region, including beaches, parks and even the Tampa FBI field...
  • Report: At least 7 ex-Pelosi aides cashing in as coronavirus lobbyists

    05/27/2020 3:30:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/20 | Victor Morton
    Multiple former aides to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have cashed in on their connections by lobbying on coronavirus-related spending bills. According to a report Wednesday in the Washington Free Beacon, at least seven Pelosi aides are now on the other side of the revolving door of influence for such clients as Delta Airlines and Uber that have sought to cash in on the trillions of dollars of recovery spending sloshing around Washington this spring. “The former aides lobbied on policies related to the coronavirus pandemic for over 50 clients in the first quarter of 2020. Their firms received over $2...