Unclassified (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • In the Trump era, Obama nostalgia is a booming industry (Barf Alert!)

    06/23/2017 11:50:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/23/17 | Michael Memoli
    Pat Cunnane spent six years in the White House helping to promote Barack Obama’s message. From the outside, he still does: On Tuesday, Cunnane became the latest Obama alumnus to land a contract for a book on his experiences. While much of the world obsesses about the more impetuous musings of President Trump — or perhaps in reaction to that obsession — a new market for Obama nostalgia is manifest in the growing number of books, podcasts and TV and film treatments by or involving young veterans from the Obama stable.
  • Question: Real Time Transmission of Video - Space Travel

    06/22/2017 9:45:54 PM PDT · by Vendome · 105 replies
    Vanity | 6/12/2017 | Vanity
    So, here is the dumb question my brother posed: If a ship leaves earth and transmits "LIVE" video as it travels deep into space, would the transmissions continue to be live and real time even as it traveled months and years away from earth? At what point does that transmission actually delay or become part of the past? Bonus question: Assuming the craft continues travel directly away from earth, if it stopped transmitting and then restarted transmitting would that now be real time? Caveat: I don't know the distance that makes the transmission now a part of the past...
  • Help STOP Elder Abuse – An AMAC Call to Action

    06/10/2017 11:58:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | June 6, 2017 | Andrea Rogers
    Norma Evanston is an 88-year old widow who had remained healthy until two years ago, when she suffered a fall. Since her children live out of state, the family made several long-distance calls and ultimately, hired a local caregiver. However, several months later, after a concerning phone call, the family realized that the caregiver was not providing the professional care they expected. Despite the fact that the caregiver was hired from a “reputable” company, Norma’s doctor reported that Norma had suspicious bedsores and had missed a scheduled appointment. Fortunately, the family was able to make alternate arrangements to ensure that...
  • We are exactly 100 days away from real football

    05/30/2017 2:46:38 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 56 replies
    NFL.com ^ | May 30, 2017 at 05:01 p.m. | Dan Hanzus
    We are exactly 100 days away from real football By Dan Hanzus End Around Writer -SNIP- Tuesday puts us exactly 100 days away from Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots, Week 1. To celebrate the 100-day marker, the warriors in the NFL Media Research Department have put together some notable 100 stuff from the 2016 season. Let's have a look.
  • Just a reminder that Memorial Day isn't just another day off work

    05/29/2017 8:00:46 AM PDT · by OneVike · 14 replies
    5/29/17 | OV
    As the days and years pass on, so too shall our freedom because of them. They shall not grow old, but we will because of them Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn them. They may be gone, but never the memory of them ..... Here some quotes about memory and sacrifice, designed to put you a frame of mind to remember the spirit of Memorial Day.... "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." --Joseph Campbell... "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as...
  • Please pray for my Dad [Update 231, 260]

    05/28/2017 6:56:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 356 replies
    Me | May 28, 2017 | Me
    Please pray for my Dad. He's in the ICU with pneumonia and fluid around his hear and lungs. They're going to drain the fluid, but I have no idea how things will go after that. They had him on antibiotics for the pneumonia, and hopefully, they'll continue those. Please, God, let my Dad live out the rest of his long life. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
  • Anthony Weiner pleading guilty to obscenity charge, report says (Putz alert!)

    05/19/2017 8:21:00 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 15 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 05/19/17 | Lia Eustachewich
    Anthony Weiner is expected to plead guilty Friday to charges he sexted with a minor last year, according to a report. The scandal-scarred former congressman will cop to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor as part of a plea agreement with the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan, The New York Times reported. Feds have been investigating claims that Weiner, then 51, sent a 15-year-old North Carolina girl inappropriate messages starting in January 2016. The charge carries a potential sentence of 0 to 10 years in prison. A likely result of his plea is that Weiner will...
  • Obama's sex secrets laid bare...? Gaak!

    05/04/2017 8:00:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/03/17 | Dailymail.com reporter
    The sex secrets of the young Barack Obama have been revealed in an authoritative new biography of the ex-president. Obama slept with his girlfriend Genevieve Cook on their first date, before she wrote him a poem about their 'f***ing' and called their sex 'passionate', the book about the former president reveals. They also did cocaine together - and after they split she slept with his best friend. Obama also considered a gay relationship while at college, twice proposed to another white girlfriend, and cheated on Michelle with his ex during the first year of their relationship. His past is revealed...
  • The Shadowy Extremist Group Behind the Anti-Trump Riots

    04/24/2017 9:06:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    Polizette ^ | 04/24/17 | Edmund Kozak
    On April 15, a pro-Trump, pro-free-speech rally at University of California, Berkeley, descended into violent mayhem after radical far-leftists — members of the organization Antifa — began to attack the peacefully assembled crowd. Antifa, which stands for “anti-fascist action,” is a network of loosely affiliated far-left anarchist and communist groups that orchestrate violent protests and attacks on populists, conservatives, and anyone else its members deem to be “fascists” or “Nazis.” “Anyone who tries to hold any sort of right-wing event literally gets beat up by militant communists in the street.” Antifa was formed originally in Germany in the 1980s, its...
  • Antarctica Is Covered With Flowing Water, And That Worries Scientists

    04/21/2017 1:17:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 45 replies
    Weather.com ^ | 4/21/17 | Andrea Thompson
    Since the days of the great early 20th century polar explorers, scientists have noticed the unbelievably bright blue ponds and streams of meltwater that can form on the glaciers and ice shelves of Antarctica and were even crucial to the recent collapse of one ice shelf. While most research into Antarctic ice melt has concentrated on the impacts of warming ocean waters that are eating away at the ice from below, a new continent-wide survey shows that these surface meltwater drainage systems are much more prevalent around the continent than was previously thought. The systems, described in two new studies...
  • Fears Google Hire could allow employers to see your entire search history

    04/17/2017 4:42:04 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 60 replies
    new.com.au ^ | 4/16/17 | news.com.au
    THE tech giant is working on a job site called Google Hire, which could let prospective employers snoop your embarrassing search history. IN THIS day and age, every boss is going to quickly Google a prospective employee before asking them to come in for an interview. But now the technology giant is working on project called Google Hire, which The Sun reports will help employers learn perhaps a little bit too much about their new recruits. It will reportedly be a recruitment tool similar to LinkedIn — however, early reports suggest it will be available through your personal Google account....
  • Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Worthy is the Lamb

    04/16/2017 6:04:06 PM PDT · by blue-duncan · 4 replies
    Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gae-n0Pb7Q
  • Joe and Mika inch closer to confirming their relationship

    04/12/2017 7:54:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Have MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski come closer to confirming they’re a couple? They’ve revealed in a new interview that their pets at home are very familiar. The “Morning Joe” pair’s been coy about any off-screen romance in the past. Page Six exclusively reported last year that Mika quietly divorced after 23 years of marriage, and that they’re “widely rumored to be romantically involved — and there’s plenty of on-air chemistry for all to see.” But she told GQ last year in a profile, “I really don’t want to talk about my personal life.” In a new interview...
  • Heroin-like fish venom could help in development of new painkillers

    03/30/2017 3:12:34 PM PDT · by jerod · 26 replies
    CBC News websiter ^ | Last Updated: Mar 30, 2017
    Substance makes predators dizzy and unco-ordinated by acting on their opioid receptors Researchers have discovered a fish venom that contains opioid properties, which could help in the development of new pain-killing drugs. The fierce-looking fang blenny, also known as the poison-fang blenny or the sabre-tooth blenny, fends off predators and competitors by injecting them with a heroin-like substance that impairs them rather than kills them. "The venom causes the bitten fish to become slower in movement and dizzy by acting on their opioid receptors," said Bryan Fry, who led the study published Tuesday in the science journal Current Biology. Although...
  • Here’s how much Gov. Jerry Brown wants to raise the gas tax to fix crumbling roads (GAG!)

    03/30/2017 11:11:51 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 03/29/2017 | AP Staff
    California’s governor and legislative leaders on Wednesday proposed raising $52 billion to fix the state’s roads through a big gasoline tax increase, higher car registration fees and a charge on emission-free vehicles. The 10-year plan would boost gasoline excise taxes for the first time in more than two decades, raising them 12 cents per gallon — a 43 percent increase. The tax would rise automatically with inflation. For the first time, owners of zero emission vehicles would pay a $100 annual fee because they use public roads but don’t pay gasoline taxes that fund highway maintenance. The plan also includes...
  • Get ready to remove plastic covers from your license plate

    03/29/2017 12:28:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 76 replies
    PHOENIX — Got one of those plastic covers or films over your license plate? Be prepared to get out your screwdriver or razor blade to take it off. Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed legislation making it illegal to put any covering or substance on a plate "that obscures from any angle the number, characters, year validating tabs or name of the jurisdiction issuing the plate.'' The measure takes effect 90 days after the end of the session, meaning probably not until sometime in August. Violators would be subject to civil fines decided by a judge. The issue has been...
  • Canada may yet have peacekeeping boots on the ground in 2017

    03/26/2017 8:03:57 AM PDT · by jerod · 2 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Mar 25, 2017 | By Murray Brewster
    PM (Selfie) says Canada has a 'difficult history in Africa as peacekeepers' and deployment option will be thoughtful The Liberal government has yet to formally serve notice to the United Nations that it's ready to join international peacekeeping operations — something Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplayed on Saturday. He insisted Canada might still have boots on the ground in 2017, which would head off a major embarrassment given that Canada is hosting a major gathering of peacekeeping nations later this year. Both he and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan also left the distinct impression, during the weekend Liberal caucus meeting on...
  • Border wall fight: California considers divesting from companies involved in the project

    03/22/2017 9:01:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 38 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 03/22/17 | Katy Murphy
    Three California Democrats have a warning for contractors who sign up for President Donald Trump’s border-wall construction project between the U.S. and Mexico: Build it, and we will divest from your company. In the latest act of resistance against the Trump administration, the state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would force the state to drop its pension investments in any companies involved in the project. “This is a wall of shame and we don’t want any part of it,” Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, said in a statement. “Immigrant stories are the history of America and this is a...
  • America's Clovis people wiped out by meteorite 12000 years ago

    03/11/2017 8:25:15 AM PST · by ckilmer · 72 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Martha Henriques
    Traces of platinum, a metal associated with meteorite impact, have been found at archaeological sites of the Clovis people across the US, suggesting that they were wiped out in a mini-Ice-Age triggered by the impact of an extraterrestrial object. The Clovis people disappeared from North America about 12,800 years ago. Many of the large creatures they hunted – a total of about 35 species – went extinct at about the same time.
  • The Poor of All Religions Suffer Most from Deadly Boko Haram Attacks

    03/11/2017 12:44:19 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Freep | 03/11/2017 | CharlesOConnell
    The EWTN-carried tv show Where God Weeps, which gives voice to the needs of the desperately poor, is a program not to miss. (If you don't watch it live, you will lose access to important information.) Now Bishop Stephen Mamza of the Diocese of Yola, Nigeria is speaking about how deadly Boko Haram attacks in the northern half of the country are devastating both Muslims and Christians. The Bishop's advice to members of his flock who lack minimal basic security is, "If you can find a safer place to live, move there". All Christians in the Bishop's own home town...