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  • Young firefighter suffers irreversible brain damage after battling wildfires

    09/03/2018 10:18:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    katu ^ | 09/02/2018
    Miller Timber Services says he was part of a hand crew who dug fire containment lines and helped with fire mop-up duties. He was contracted out to Garner Complex Fire in southern Oregon in July; he even spent his 20th birthday on the fire line. Most recently, he battled the Horns Mountain Fire in south Washington before returning home last Monday. The next day, his parents say his roommates found him unconscious in his apartment. He hasn't woken up since, leaving his parents with an impossible decision. … His parents say when Eric came home, he developed pneumonia which then...
  • I Regret Having My Child Because I Miss The Life I Could Have Had

    07/31/2018 9:54:28 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 118 replies
    Your Tango ^ | 07/30/18 | Lola Stark
    Selfish? Totally. I have one boy. He’s the most special of all special boys and handsome as can be. But he’s autistic. .... All the incidentals and help my friends have, I do not. All the typical milestones my friends get to enjoy and show off, I do not. Before I met my husband, I dreamt of a life similar to that of Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City. I know — it’s nauseating for me, too — but that’s the time I grew up in. I wanted to be a writer, living in NYC, in a fabulous apartment,...
  • My sad mind about America

    07/17/2018 5:57:43 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 113 replies
    Jul 17, 2018 | Htrn
    I am sad for America
  • McCain urges Senate to reject Haspel’s nomination

    05/09/2018 8:03:57 PM PDT · by libh8er · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/2018 | BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN AND BRETT SAMUELS
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) came out against Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee to be CIA director, on Wednesday after her confirmation hearing in the Senate. In a break with President Trump, McCain urged his Senate colleagues to vote against Haspel, charging that "her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying." McCain said Haspel in speaking to the Senate Intelligence Committee failed to address his concerns about her role in an enhanced interrogation program during the George W. Bush administration. The methods used in that program are now widely regarded as torture. Haspel cannot afford to lose any additional Republican support....
  • California man offers truck, kidney to anyone who can help save dying wife

    05/09/2018 3:42:11 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | 9 May 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    In a plea to Facebook users last week, Verlon Robinson offered to give up his 2004 Dodge pickup truck and a tent trailer to anyone who would be willing to donate a piece of their liver to his sick wife. In the post, he added a postscript and said he has “good kidneys” and would also be willing to “throw in one.” ...So Verlon Robinson is taking matters into his own hands. He has asked that anyone who has O-positive or O-negative blood type to apply to the UCSF Medical Center to see if they could qualify to donate a...
  • 'Arrogant' woman with 'genuine affection for weapons' caught with stash of guns in her home

    01/20/2018 2:32:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    Self-professed 'weapons expert' Nigelle Von De Bar Baskerville had a live revolver in a book and another stored under a stepA “cavalier” woman with a “genuine affection for weapons” was caught with five illegal firearms – including a revolver stashed in a book – and more than 700 unlawful rounds of live ammunition in her home. Nigelle Von De Bar Baskerville, 55, from Powys , who referred to herself as an expert in weapons, was jailed at Cardiff Crown Court after admitting a string of firearms offences. Opening the case, prosecutor Nigel Fryer said: “She had a hoard of weapons.”...
  • Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 15

    12/12/2017 9:06:31 AM PST · by Impy · 89 replies
    12-12-2017
    Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 15 Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 (All times Eastern) Denver at Indianapolis 8:25 pm NFLN (& NBC) Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 Chicago at Detroit 4:30 pm NFLN Ford Field L.A. Chargers at Kansas City 8:25 pm NFLN Arrowhead Stadium Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 Arizona at Washington 1:00 pm FOX FedEx Field Baltimore at Cleveland 1:00 pm CBS FirstEnergy Stadium Cincinnati at Minnesota 1:00 pm CBS U.S. Bank Stadium Green Bay at Carolina 1:00 pm FOX Bank of America Stadium Houston at Jacksonville 1:00 pm FOX EverBank Field Miami at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS...
  • Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 13

    11/28/2017 9:14:10 AM PST · by Impy · 85 replies
    11-28-17
    Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 13 Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 (All times Eastern) Washington at Dallas 8:25 pm NFLN (& NBC) AT&T Stadium Sunday, Dec 3, 2017 Denver at Miami 1:00 pm FOX Hard Rock Stadium Detroit at Baltimore 1:00 pm FOX M&T Bank Stadium Houston at Tennessee 1:00 pm CBS Nissan Stadium Indianapolis at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS EverBank Field Kansas City at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm CBS MetLife Stadium Minnesota at Atlanta 1:00 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz Stadium New England at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS New Era Field San Francisco at Chicago 1:00 pm CBS Soldier Field Tampa Bay...
  • Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 12

    11/21/2017 4:47:20 AM PST · by Impy · 98 replies
    11-21-17
    Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 12 Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 (All times Eastern) Minnesota at Detroit 12:30 pm FOX Ford Field L.A. Chargers at Dallas 4:30 pm CBS AT&T Stadium N.Y. Giants at Washington 8:30 pm NBC FedEx Field Sunday, Nov 26, 2017 Buffalo at Kansas City 1:00 pm CBS Arrowhead Stadium Carolina at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm FOX MetLife Stadium Chicago at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX Lincoln Financial Field Cleveland at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS Paul Brown Stadium Miami at New England 1:00 pm CBS Gillette Stadium Tampa Bay at Atlanta 1:00 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz Stadium Tennessee at Indianapolis...
  • Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 11

    11/14/2017 8:49:01 AM PST · by Impy · 90 replies
    11/14/17
    Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 11 Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 (All times Eastern) Tennessee at Pittsburgh 8:25 pm NFLN Heinz Field Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 Arizona at Houston 1:00 pm FOX NRG Stadium Baltimore at Green Bay 1:00 pm CBS Lambeau Field Detroit at Chicago 1:00 pm FOX Soldier Field Jacksonville at Cleveland 1:00 pm CBS FirstEnergy Stadium Kansas City at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm CBS MetLife Stadium L.A. Rams at Minnesota 1:00 pm FOX U.S. Bank Stadium Tampa Bay at Miamin 1:00 pm FOX Hard Rock Stadium Washington at New Orleans 1:00 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz Superdome Buffalo at L.A....
  • Domestic Assault Ends with Suspect Taking Own Life

    11/02/2017 4:17:09 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 9 replies
    Fairfax County [VA] Police Department Media Relations Bureau ^ | 1 November 2017 | FCPD Media Relations Bureau
    West Springfield Police District – A Springfield man is dead this evening after an investigation shows he assaulted his wife with a hatchet and took his own life using a chainsaw. Officers responded to the 7500 block of Springfield Hills Drive shortly before 3:30 this afternoon for an assault with weapon call stemming from a domestic dispute. They found the victim, a 76-year-old woman, with non-life-threatening injuries caused by the blunt side of a hatchet. The suspect, her husband, was found in the home’s garage with life-threatening injuries. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. He...
  • Mandatory Title: NFL LIVE THREAD Week 8

    10/24/2017 5:13:45 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 89 replies
    Mandatory Title: NFL LIVE THREAD Week 8 Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 Miami at Baltimore 8:25 pm CBS M&T Bank Stadium Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 Minnesota at Cleveland 9:30 am NFLN Twickenham Stadium Atlanta at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm FOX MetLife Stadium Carolina at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX Raymond James Stadium Chicago at New Orleans 1:00 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz Superdome Indianapolis at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS Paul Brown Stadium L.A. Chargers at New England 1:00 pm CBS Gillette Stadium Oakland at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS New Era Field San Francisco at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX Lincoln Financial Field Houston at...
  • Trump May Back Away from Strange In Alabama Runoff

    08/26/2017 5:58:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    politicalwire.com ^ | 8/25/17 | Taegan Goddard
    President Trump “is considering backing away from Sen. Luther Strange in a heated Republican primary runoff in Alabama, according to multiple Republicans close to the White House, underscoring the deteriorating relationship between the president and the Senate GOP,” the Washington Post reports.
  • Investigation Reveals Navy At Fault For Massive USS Fitzgerald Collision

    07/21/2017 10:42:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 104 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/21/2017 | Jonah Bennett
    A preliminary investigation into the collision of the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine cargo ship in June has revealed that the U.S. Navy is at fault. According to two defense officials who spoke with CNN, the crew aboard the USS Fitzgerald made numerous abysmal mistakes which led to the collision with the ACX Crystal in an area known for commercial shipping. The investigation is likely to result in recommendations for possible punishment, making the review “dual purpose.” “They did nothing until the last second,” one official said, speaking of the crew on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. “A slew of things...
  • ‘Death panels’ to break pink-slip news to dozens of NY Times copy editors

    07/12/2017 11:48:52 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 30 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | July 11, 2017 | Keith J. Kelly
    While buyout talks continue, it currently looks like the number of editors who will be given pink slips at the New York Times will be around 60, sources tell Media Ink. The seven two-person teams of editors breaking the news to those who are staying and to those who are going are being referred to in the newsroom as “death panels,” insiders said. As part of a streamlining process unveiled by Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn, the title of copy editor and backfield editor is being eliminated.
  • Trump’s Unforced Error

    06/30/2017 4:56:50 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 40 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 6.30.2017 | David Blackmon
    All of that having been said, the timing of his Mika/Joe tweets couldn’t have been worse, and amounts to a real unforced error. When we all got up yesterday morning, Trump had CNN and its CEO Jeff Zucker on the ropes. As I pointed out in yesterday’s Campaign Update, CNN was in the horrible position of actually being The Story. The fake news network’s fraudulent behavior and Zucker’s feckless leadership was on everyone’s mind, and pretty much all anyone was talking about. Add to that the fact that the President’s travel ban would go into effect later in the day,...
  • How The Pakistani Spy Ring Infiltrated The US Government – Who Trump Is Fighting Against

    06/22/2017 8:31:29 AM PDT · by davikkm · 18 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Obama/Pakistan/John Brennan (Obama Mentor And CIA Obama Appointee). I learned so much today that my mind has been blown. I will never be the same, because for so very long I wanted to know what changed my America. How did the enemies of my Country gain access to the top of the political chain? Who is really trying to impeach Trump? How did three elite Pakistani spies, called the Awan Brothers, infiltrate the top levels of Government on Capitol Hill, work there for three years, steal secret intelligence, and escape back to Pakistan? The story begins with a radical young...
  • American, POW/MIA flags stolen from veterans park the day before Memorial Day

    Vandals in Johnson City, Tenn., stole American and POW/MIA flags from a veterans’ memorial on Sunday and damaged a flag pole the day before a Memorial Day service there. Those in Johnson City described the vandalism before Monday’s ceremony as “disgusting,” “sickening” and “vile,” the Johnson City Press reports. Brenda Barnette, chairwoman of the memorial’s board, told the Johnson City Press she learned about the vandalism on Sunday afternoon. “It’s a boot in the face of freedom, veterans and our families who sacrifice and serve,” Barnette said.
  • White House apologizes to British government over spying claims

    03/17/2017 6:43:22 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 21 replies
    CNN Very Fake News ^ | March 17, 2017 | By Jim Sciutto, Laura Smith-Spark and Ben Westcott, CNN
    Washington (CNN)The White House has apologized to the British government after alleging that a UK intelligence agency spied on President Donald Trump at the behest of former President Barack Obama. National security adviser H.R. McMaster spoke with his British counterpart on Thursday about press secretary Sean Spicer's comment from the White House podium about a Fox News report that said British intelligence helped wiretap Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign, a White House official said Friday. The official described the conversation as "cordial" where McMaster described Spicer's comment as "unintentional." McMaster also told his counterpart that "their concerns were understood...
  • Going Home, burial at sea in an aircraft

    03/07/2017 6:10:07 AM PST · by Uncle Sam 911 · 10 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | 2/14/17 | John Danley
    WWII US Navy burial at sea of Machinist Mate (Gunner) 2nd Class Loyce Deen on USS Essex with flyover at end of service