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  • Iran prepares to confront Israel in Syria via Hezbollah - report

    06/07/2020 11:34:05 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 17 replies
    jpost ^ | JUNE 7, 2020 20:46 | By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
    Iran may be preparing for conflict with Israel in Syria and no longer will accept Israeli airstrikes on its warehouses without a response, a report over the weekend suggested. Veteran journalist Elijah Magnier wrote on the website Medium about whether the “great Middle Eastern war will begin in the Levant” and cited Syria as a potential flashpoint. Magnier’s report is interesting because he asserts that according to “private” sources, Iran is evacuating “sites of the gatherings of its advisers, not for withdrawal or for redeployment, but to find bases within the Syrian Army barracks. Hezbollah has taken over the vacated...
  • Stay-at-home candidate: Joe Biden competes with White House on message

    03/25/2020 6:56:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    See BS 'News' ^ | 3/25/20 | CAITLIN HUEY-BURNS, BO ERICKSON
    Just weeks ago, Joe Biden was riding high on stunning primary wins, starting to fill rallies with thousands, dominating headlines, and quickly coalescing the Democratic Party around his candidacy. Now he is hunkered down in his Wilmington basement, forced to communicate through live stream technology that he says took four days to install. In normal circumstances, Biden would be the figurehead of his party. But in the wake of the coronavirus, local leaders and governors like New York's Andrew Cuomo are on the front pages and at the frontlines of a global health and economic crisis. On the trail, the...
  • Struggling Cottage Grove Church Asks Older Members To Go Away (MN)

    01/21/2020 12:48:46 PM PST · by aimhigh · 74 replies
    CBS Minnesoto ^ | 01/22/2020 | CBS Minnesota
    A struggling Minnesota church is asking its older parishioners to leave in hopes of making it more attractive to young families. Grove United Methodist Church in the St. Paul suburb of Cottage Grove is closing in June, with plans to relaunch in November. The present members, most of them over 60 years old, will be invited to worship elsewhere, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. The church is asking that they stay away for two years, then consult the pastor about reapplying. “I pray for this church, getting through this age-discrimination thing,” William Gackstetter said at church on a recent...
  • JUST IN: Catherine Herridge Leaving Fox News for CBS News

    10/31/2019 5:55:39 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 65 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 31, 2019 | Colby Hall
    atherine Herridge is joining CBS News as a senior investigative correspondent based in Washington D.C. Herridge has played a critical part of Fox News newsgathering over the past decade and has been a central figure in reporting on D.C. based stories in the past year, namely the Mueller Report and hearings as well as the current Trump-Ukraine scandal that has launched the current impeachment inquiry led by House Democrats. While this will likely be viewed as a significant loss for Fox News news division, her hiring by a network news department such as CBS is a badge of honor for...
  • Meet the N.S. man who has owned the same truck for 70 years

    07/09/2019 10:31:50 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 31 replies
    CBC News ^ | 06/09/19 | Laura Fraser
    At 87, Randall Pitman is driving a truck that's older than he is. But much like its owner, Pitman's beloved 1927 Ford Model T still has a lot of mileage left in it. This weekend, the pair will cover more than 600 kilometres winding from Pitman's South Ohio, N.S., home to a vintage truck show in Crapaud, P.E.I., that's expected to draw hundreds of vehicles and their admirers. This time, the truck will travel on a flatbed, but Pitman has driven it that far in years past. While he could find replacement parts and fix the antique himself if it...
  • Rare color photos taken back in the day that show how much life has changed

    03/28/2019 1:19:26 PM PDT · by libstripper · 39 replies
    MSN ^ | Mar. 22, 2019 | Talia Lakritz
    The Lumiere brothers patented Autochrome Lumiere photography in 1903 and held their first demonstration in 1907.
  • Biden almost certain to run for president in 2020, source says

    02/14/2019 1:22:40 PM PST · by ETL · 69 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Feb 14, 2019 | Mike Emanuel, Alex Pappas | Fox News
    Former Vice President Joe Biden is almost certain to run for president in 2020, a source with direct knowledge told Fox News on Thursday. The source said the timing of an announcement is still up in the air. With such a crowded field of Democratic hopefuls, Biden wants to keep big donors and potential staffers with him, and has been conducting outreach to former colleagues, grassroots activists and contributors, the source said. Fox News also confirmed through two sources that California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein met privately Thursday morning with Biden. The sources said Feinstein expects Biden to run.A “Friends of Joe” group,...
  • Court blocks Alabama from executing Muslim inmate without his imam present

    02/07/2019 11:49:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | February 7, 2019 | by MORGAN WINSOR
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked the execution of a Muslim inmate in Alabama after the state refused to allow his imam to be at his death instead of a Christian prison chaplain. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit granted an emergency stay of execution for 42-year-old Domineque Ray one day before he was scheduled to be put to death for the rape and murder of 15-year-old Tiffany Harville more than two decades ago in Selma, Alabama. Ray has been held at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama, since he was convicted and sentenced...
  • 20 passages from george orwell’s 1984 that have become reality

    01/27/2019 10:15:54 PM PST · by vannrox · 53 replies
    Return of Kings ^ | 11SEP17 | John Carver
    As the back cover of my cheap paperback copy of George Orwell’s masterpiece dictates… 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of Negative Utopia. I recently revisited this book after many years of absence, and while reading along I highlighted many quotes and passages which struck me as relevant to the “social justice” zeitgeist of the late 2010’s. To little surprise, I discovered that what the political left seeks in this day and age is well and...
  • Snickers for Seniors

    01/06/2019 4:11:04 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 21 replies
    email from old vet/friend | 1/6/2019 | unknown
    When you're eighty..............who cares? I was standing at the bar at the VFW one night minding my own business. This FAT ugly chick came up behind me, grabbed my behind and said, "You're kinda cute. You gotta phone number?" I said, "Yeah, you gotta pen?" She said, "Yeah, I got a pen". I said, "You better get back in it before the farmer misses you." Cost me 6 stitches...but, When you’re eighty..............who cares? I went to the drug store and told the clerk "Give me 3 packets of condoms, please." Lady Clerk: "Do you need a paper bag with that,...
  • 107-Year-Old NY Man Is Oldest Working Barber In The World

    12/27/2018 4:16:28 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 25 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | 12/25/18 | unknown
    WINDSOR, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The oldest working barber in the world is making sure his clients look and feel their best this holiday season. He works right here in New York, in the small upstate town of Windsor, the town’s oldest resident is still at work. “How old am I? 107,” said Anthony Mancinelli. He’s in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest barber in the world. So how does it feel? “I don’t know, I am just happy I am still a barber,” Mancinelli said. He still works full time, putting in 40 hours a week. His...
  • Grandpa Comes to Shelter to Brush Cats and Kittens and Falls Asleep with Them Every Day for 6 Months

    09/22/2018 5:53:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 42 replies
    Love Meow ^ | 18sep18 | Amy Bojo
    Grandpa Comes to Shelter to Brush Cats and Kittens and Falls Asleep with Them Every Day for 6 Months Terry from Wisconsin came to Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wisconsin six months ago, and he just kept coming back. When he returned, he didn't come empty-handed. Safe Haven Pet SanctuaryHe brought his very own trusty brush so he could help groom the feline residents there, but little did he know that his regularly visits quickly became an adorable fixture at the sanctuary. When Terry heard about the cage-free, no-kill cat shelter, which specializes in rescuing kitties with...
  • Nancy Pelosi is under fire, but ousting her isn't the answer

    08/18/2018 7:15:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/18/18 | Julian Zelizer
    (CNN) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is under fire. A debate has unfolded within the Democratic Party about whether she needs to go. As the Republicans ramp up a midterm campaign strategy centered around connecting Democratic candidates to an allegedly left-wing, out-of-touch coastal leader, Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin report in The New York Times that a growing number in the party think it's time for the former House speaker to go. US Rep. Seth Moulton, a Democrats from Massachusetts, said: "It's far better for her to graciously step down before the election, so that Republicans can't use that...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tells America She’d Like To Remain On The Bench ‘At Least Five More Years’

    07/30/2018 1:22:32 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 92 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/29/18 | Scott Morefield
    (snip) --- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sunday said she wants to keep her Supreme Court seat for “at least five more years.” “I’m now 85,” Ginsburg said Sunday in New York at a production about late Justice Antonin Scalia called “The Originalist,” CNN reported. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years.” (snip) ---- Ginsburg cited “good behavior” and the lack of term limits as reasons why she intends to remain on the bench into the foreseeable future. “You can’t set...
  • Found: 14,400-Year-Old Flatbread Remains That Predate Agriculture

    07/23/2018 11:30:19 PM PDT · by vannrox · 47 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | 16JUL18 | PAULA MEJIA
    ....snip.... That’s no longer the case. Today, a team of researchers from the University of Copenhagen, the University College London, and the University of Cambridge released a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences detailing their discovery of 14,400-year-old crumbs from a flatbread. The archaeological site, known as Shubayqa 1, is located in the Black Desert of northeastern Jordan and was home to Natufian hunter-gatherers. The flatbread remains are not only the oldest instance of bread found to date, but also preeminent examples of how bread-making existed even before agriculture developed some 4,000 years later. “Nobody had...
  • 'Stop Pretending You're a Feminist': Conway Calls Out Hillary for Comments on Female Trump Voters

    03/15/2018 3:57:24 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 3/15/2018 | Staff
    Kellyanne Conway called out Hillary Clinton Thursday for claiming Trump voters were looking "backwards" in 2016 and blamed pressure from men for why white women voted for the president. Conway called out the former secretary of state on "Fox and Friends," asking her to "stop pretending you're a feminist, you’re for equality, you’re for fairness to women, and then running around accusing us of checking with our husbands and our significant others before we vote." Many - including Democrats up for re-election in tough states - have been critical of Clinton's comments made at the India Today Conclave. "She basically...
  • The Clerk---And Old Sergeant Story

    01/20/2018 7:10:18 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 40 replies
    Need a little help folks. A co author has joined the "Old Sergeant" team---Meet Gayle Rae! She has developed a new character and since the Old Sergeant was practically born on FR I wanted to give you first glimpse and also to get your reaction to her writing. Tell us what you think. And thank you.
  • Mystery 3,000-year-old castle spotted underwater

    11/22/2017 4:28:41 PM PST · by vannrox · 44 replies
    Daily star ^ | 22NOV17 | Christine Younan
    BOFFINS have discovered the ruins of a 3,000-year old castle underwater – and believe they have finally found what they’ve been looking for. Archaeologists who have been searching Lake Van – the second largest lake in Turkey – for decades have discovered what they believe is a lost city. The castle is thought to be an Iron Age relic of the Urartu civilisation – also called the Kingdom of Van – which lived in the area from the 6th to the 9th century BC. The remarkable discovery was made by archaeologists from the Van Yüzüncü Yıl University and a team...
  • Nancy Sinatra Calls for NRA Members to Be Killed by Firing Squad

    10/05/2017 1:06:53 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 140 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 10/5/17 | Alex Griswold
    Singer Nancy Sinatra on Thursday called for members of the National Rifle Association to be killed by firing squad. Sinatra—the daughter of legendary crooner Frank Sinatra—shared the sentiment on Twitter following the murder of 59 people in Las Vegas by a mass shooter over the weekend. The murderous members of the NRA should face a firing squad. https://t.co/5ceuMvk5Tl — Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) October 3, 2017 In response to criticism, Sinatra clarified that she did not mean all gun owners, just NRA members. I didn't say every one, I said the "murderous members of the NRA" — Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) October...
  • A Biblical Meditation on the Difficulties of Old Age

    09/26/2016 8:02:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-25-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Biblical Meditation on the Difficulties of Old Age Msgr. Charles Pope • September 26, 2016 • Today I would like to discuss the Gospel from last Saturday morning’s daily Mass (25th Week of the Year). For indeed one of the more beautiful passages in the Old Testament is the 12th Chapter of Ecclesiastes. It is a melancholy but soulful meditation on old age. Its poetic imagery is masterful as it draws from the increasingly difficult effects of old age such as hearing loss, fading eyesight, difficulty walking, digestive issues, and even gray hair.Remember your Creator in the days...