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  • Convicted transgender bank robber allegedly attempts to rob another bank after plastic surgery

    04/05/2019 5:22:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 25 replies
    The Grio ^ | 4/3/2019 | Blue Telusma
    A transgender woman who had once been convicted of a bank robbery was arrested over the weekend after attempting to get away with a new heist, using her new face. According to the New York Daily News, over the weekend Jimmy Maurice Lewis II was arrested over the weekend after allegedly robbing a Mississippi bank on March 22nd with what appeared to have been a fresh nose job. A transgender woman who had once been convicted of a bank robbery was arrested over the weekend after attempting to get away with a new heist, using her new face. According to...
  • The Cruel Joke of Reparations

    04/02/2019 11:28:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2019 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret.)
    The absurd call of reparations for slavery is being revived by desperados who hope to get the Democrat nomination for president. If a Democrat doesn’t agree with the call for reparations, they know they will not get the nomination. Therefore, every candidate has to play along, flaunting their racial sensitivity in an attempt to get the black vote. No one can secure the Democrat nomination without the black vote, and thus this subject is resurrected every four years. This reparations scam is a cruel joke perpetrated on a community of people by suggesting free money might be coming. None of...
  • Key Greenland glacier growing again after shrinking for years, NASA study shows

    03/25/2019 1:38:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NBCNews ^ | March 25, 2019 | AP
    A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds. The Jakobshavn (YA-cob-shawv-en) glacier around 2012 was retreating about 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) and thinning nearly 130 feet (almost 40 meters) annually. But it started growing again at about the same rate in the past two years, according to a study in Monday’s Nature Geoscience. Study authors and outside scientists think this is temporary.
  • The Rise and Fall of the Southern Poverty Law Center

    03/23/2019 8:19:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/22/2019 | M Brown
    There was a time when the “Southern Poverty Law Center” (SPLC) was widely respected for its courageous work. Oppressive hate groups like the KKK had no greater enemy than the SPLC. The SPLC stood for justice, for righteousness, for the rights of the poor and the downtrodden. As expressed on the SPLC website, “Alabama lawyer and businessman Morris Dees sympathized with the plight of the poor and the powerless. The son of an Alabama farmer, he had witnessed firsthand the devastating consequences of bigotry and racial injustice. Dees decided to sell his successful book publishing business to start a civil...
  • Police Searching For Woman Who Allegedly Smeared Her Feces On 500 Feet Of Carpet

    03/20/2019 10:51:09 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 77 replies
    CBS Local Pittsburgh ^ | March 19, 2019
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pennsylvania State Police say they are looking for a woman who defecated herself inside a store, and then spread it over 500 feet of carpet. Lehigh Valley Live reports the incident happened Sunday at stores in Upper Milford Township – Lehigh County, which include the Zionsville Antique Mall and a pizzeria. Troopers at that Fogelsville barracks say the woman defecated herself, then walked around the store, causing damage to about 500 feet of carpet. She is described as 6 feet tall with gray shoulder length hair, a blue jacket, and a pink purse. State troopers say she...
  • Beto Wrote Murder Fantasy Where Narrator Drives Over Children On Street

    03/15/2019 10:42:18 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    5 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke reportedly wrote a murder fantasy in which the narrator drives over children in the street, a Friday report detailed. O’Rourke was exposed in a Reuters report as a member of one of the U.S.’s biggest hacking groups, called the “Cult of the Dead Cow,” the groups focus was to provide the necessary tools to those wanting to hack Microsoft computers. He also ended up writing bulletin boards, one he wrote when he was 15, detailing himself accelerating a car into a group of children and hearing them scream. “One day, as I was driving...
  • Early Earth Likely Had Continents, Was Habitable, According To New Study

    11/18/2005 8:32:59 PM PST · by dila813 · 31 replies · 1,315+ views
    University of Colorado at Boulder ^ | 2005-11-18 | University of Colorado at Boulder
    Early Earth Likely Had Continents, Was Habitable, According To New StudyA surprising new study by an international team of researchers has concluded Earth's continents most likely were in place soon after the planet was formed, overturning a long-held theory that the early planet was either moon-like or dominated by oceans. Artist's conception of the early magma ocean. (Image courtesy of NASA) The team came to the conclusion following an analysis of a rare metal element known as hafnium in ancient minerals from the Jack Hills in Western Australia, thought to be among the oldest rocks on Earth. Hafnium is found...
  • When the Days Were Shorter

    10/04/2004 10:31:59 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 55 replies · 2,195+ views
    Alaska Science Forum (Article #742) ^ | November 11, 1985 | Larry Gedney
    Present-day nautilus shells almost invariably show thirty daily growth lines (give or take a couple) between the major partitions, or septa, in their shells. Paleontologists find fewer and fewer growth lines between septa in progressively older fossils. 420 million years ago, when the moon circled the earth once every nine days, the very first nautiloids show only nine growth lines between septa. The moon was closer to the earth and revolved about it faster, and the earth itself was rotating faster on its axis than it is now. The day had only twenty-one hours, and the moon loomed enormous in...
  • Early Water on Earth

    02/09/2003 4:22:57 PM PST · by CalConservative · 46 replies · 788+ views
    Geotimes ^ | February 2003 | Salma Monani
    Isotope geochemistryEarly water on Earth Geologists have long thought that Earth’s first 500 million years were as hot as Hades, dubbing this time frame the Hadean. The high temperatures would have prevented liquid water from condensing on the surface. But new findings on zircon grains, Earth’s oldest known terrestrial materials, suggest that the Hadean might have hosted liquid water. Recovered from the metamorphosed sediments of the Jack Hills in western Australia, the zircon grains are dated to be more than 4 billion years old and are the only geological evidence available to provide insight into the first 500 million years...
  • Crystal is 'oldest scrap of Earth crust'

    02/24/2014 7:56:24 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 51 replies
    bbc ^ | 24 February 2014
    A tiny 4.4-billion-year-old crystal has been confirmed as the oldest fragment of Earth's crust. The zircon was found in sandstone in the Jack Hills region of Western Australia. Scientists dated the crystal by studying its uranium and lead atoms. The former decays into the latter very slowly over time and can be used like a clock. The finding has been reported in the journal Nature Geoscience. Its implication is that Earth had formed a solid crust much sooner after its formation 4.6 billion years ago than was previously thought, and very quickly following the great collision with a Mars-sized body...
  • Whoops! Earth's Oldest 'Diamonds' Actually Polishing Grit

    01/03/2014 2:26:38 PM PST · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 1/3/2014 | Becky Oskin
    Evidence of Earth's first continents — 4.3-billion-year-old "diamonds" — are actually just fragments of polishing grit, a new study finds. In 2007, an international team first reported discovering the tiny gems, which hid in pockets inside zircon crystals from Western Australia's Jack Hills, in the journal Nature. But it turns out that the gems weren't actually diamonds, but polishing paste, smushed into hairs'-width cracks when the zircons were prepared for laboratory tests, according to a study published online in the Feb. 1, 2014, edition of the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • Simple Life Form May Have Existed 700 Million Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

    07/11/2008 5:26:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies · 76+ views
    Science Daily ^ | July 8, 2008 | Curtin University
    The accepted timeframe for the beginnings of life on Earth is now being questioned by a Curtin University of Technology led team of scientists, after finding a key indicator to the earliest life forms in diamonds from Jack Hills in Western Australia... The Curtin led team's discovery of very high concentrations of carbon 12, or "light carbon" within these crystals is remarkable as it is a feature usually associated with organic life... Evidence for ancient life stretches back in time to at least 3.5 billion years ago, in the form of single-celled organisms that did not require oxygen. The discovery...
  • Diamonds Tell Story Of Earth's Beginning

    08/22/2007 6:48:58 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 724+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-22-2007 | Roger Highfield
    Diamonds tell story of Earth's beginning By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 12:01am BST 22/08/2007 Diamonds really are forever, according to a study that has found tiny examples of the gems that date from near the birth of the Earth. Tiny diamonds discovered inside crystals of zircon Over four billion years old, the diamonds are the oldest identified fragments of the Earth’s crust and were discovered in the Jack Hills region of Western Australia, suggesting they were created only 300 million years after the planet itself was born from the dust and debris encircling our Sun some 4.5 billion...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Jerry Nadler’s Son Works For Firm Suing Trump, Which Presents Conflict of Interest

    03/06/2019 2:10:12 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Published 4 hours ago on Mar 6, 2019 | Patrick Howley
    ShareTweet Democrat congressman Jerry Nadler, leading the investigative charge against President Donald Trump, has a son whose firm is trying to get access to Trump documents for their clients in numerous lawsuits against President Trump. “Congressman Jerry Nadler has a big conflict,” our source tells Big League Politics in Washington, D.C. “His son (Michael Nadler) got a job with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in 2018. That’s convenient because Jerry Nadler and the Democrats just won control of the House in 2018. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher hire Jerry’s son and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher are the main Nemesis against Trump...
  • FYI: The Obama Administration, Not Trump, Determined ISIS Bride Isn’t an American

    03/04/2019 10:53:24 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3-4-19 | Katie Pvalich
    ISIS bride Hoda Muthana, who advocated for the murder of Americans and other innocent civilians in the name of jihad, is fighting to come back to America as the caliphate continues to collapse. The Trump administration has made its position clear: she's a terrorist, she's not an American and she isn't coming back. "This is a woman who inflicted enormous risk on American soldiers, on American citizens. She is a terrorist. She’s not coming back. President Trump made clear that she wasn’t coming back. She is not a U.S. citizen, she is not entitled to U.S. citizenship, and she’s not...
  • Cohen says he spoke with Democrats Cummings, Schiff ahead of House hearing

    02/28/2019 1:42:36 AM PST · by blueplum · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | Andrew O'Reilly
    President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen said Wednesday that he and his legal team spoke with top Democratic Reps. Elijah Cummings and Adam Schiff before his testimony in front of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. In a testy exchange between Cohen and Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., the president’s former lawyer said that his legal team has spoken to members of the Democratic Party ahead of Wednesday’s hearing on Capitol Hill. "We've spoken to the party," Cohen said, adding that he has also spoken with Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, "and his people"...(snip) Republicans already had...
  • Revolutionary War fighting ended in 1781. The last shots exploded 2 months ago.

    02/21/2019 4:36:13 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies
    Daily Press ^ | February 20th 2019 | Joanne Kimberlin
    In an uh-oh episode of historic proportions, hand grenades from the last major battle of the Revolutionary War recently and repeatedly scrambled bomb squads in Virginia’s capital city. Wait – they had hand grenades in the Revolutionary War? Indeed. Hollow iron balls, filled with black powder, outfitted with a fuse, then lit and thrown. And more than two dozen have been sitting in cardboard boxes at the Department of Historic Resources, undetected for 30 years. Encrusted and corroded, no one realized what the grenades were when they were excavated in the 1980s along with 5,000 other relics from The Betsy,...
  • Woman arrested after 'stupid joke' about bomb at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l Airport

    02/14/2019 11:33:13 AM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    local10.com ^ | 2/13/2019 | Jeff Tavss
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Canadian woman was arrested Tuesday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after making what she called a "stupid joke" about a bomb in a suitcase. Nathalie Tremblay and her boyfriend had boarded an Air Canada flight bound for Montreal when a flight attendant asked whose bag would not allow an overhead bin to close. According to the arrest report, Tremblay told the flight attendant, "There's a bomb in it" and began laughing. The attendant alerted the pilot, who ordered the plane to be evacuated, while the terminal was forced to close as a Broward Sheriff's Office...
  • Virginia Legislative Black Caucus calls on Fairfax to step down

    02/09/2019 3:33:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/08/19 | TAL AXELROD
    The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (VLBC) called on Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) to resign Friday after a second woman came forward to accuse him of sexual assault. The group of state legislators had initially refrained from calling for the lieutenant governor to step aside this week, but issued the statement Friday night amid mounting calls for him to resign after a woman accused him of rape. “In light of the most recent sexual assault allegations against Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus believes it is best for Lt. Governor Fairfax to step down from his position,"...
  • No thank you, Mr. Pecker

    02/07/2019 4:09:51 PM PST · by datricker · 28 replies
    medium.com ^ | 2/7/2020 | Jeff Bezos
    No thank you, Mr. Pecker Something unusual happened to me yesterday. Actually, for me it wasn’t just unusual — it was a first. I was made an offer I couldn’t refuse. Or at least that’s what the top people at the National Enquirer thought. I’m glad they thought that, because it emboldened them to put it all in writing. Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, I’ve decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten.