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  • Megyn Kelly Is Writing a Tell-All Book About Matt Lauer's 'Today' Scandal

    01/03/2018 9:22:56 AM PST · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    Closer ^ | 1/3/2018 | Closer Staff
    When the sexual misconduct scandal involving Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein exploded in October, Megyn Kelly had an idea. "She started thinking about writing a book," an insider recently told Life & Style. She felt she had unique insight since before joining NBC and the Today show in 2017, she’d spent years at Fox News, which had been embroiled in its own sexual harassment scandals — including some she knew about firsthand. Then, when Megyn’s Today colleague Matt Lauer, 60, was fired in late November after his misconduct was exposed, "that lit a fire under her," the source shared. Now Megyn’s...
  • Refugee Admissions Are Drastically Different Under Trump...Here's How

    01/03/2018 9:11:23 AM PST · by Signalman · 4 replies
    TownHall ^ | 1/3/2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Trump administration has taken a drastically different turn from the Obama administration when it comes to the refugees that have been admitted to the United States during the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, which began October 1, 2017 and ended December 31, 2017. The difference is related to the faiths of the new refugees. Sixty percent have been Christians while only 13 percent have been Muslim. This follows a similar pattern during the president’s first 11 months in office, as reported by the Center for Immigration Studies: Refugees admitted in the first 11 months of the Trump administration...
  • How to get Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement

    01/03/2018 9:10:20 AM PST · by fireman15 · 42 replies
    CNET ^ | 01/02/2018 | Rick Broida
    Most phone owners come to realize that an old battery is a weak battery, one that gradually loses capacity. But it turns out that an old battery can also be a performance-killing battery, as evidenced by Apple's recent revelation: Owing to an intentional software feature, some iPhones will run slower if they have older, failing batteries. Fortunately, there's a simple fix: Get a new battery. Previously, Apple charged $79 for such a swap, but effectively immediately, you can get a replacement battery from Apple for just $29. That's for any iPhone 6 (£27.00 at uSwitch) or later.
  • If you could have lunch with anyone in history, living or dead, who would it be?

    01/03/2018 9:07:52 AM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 210 replies
    03 January, 2018 | HTM
    If you could have lunch with anyone in history, living or dead, who would it be?
  • Meryl Streep attacks Melania and Ivanka Trump for their 'silence' on sexual harassment

    01/03/2018 9:04:52 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 85 replies
    Washigton Examiner ^ | 1-3-2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    Award-winning actress Meryl Streep took a shot at first lady Melania Trump and White House adviser Ivanka Trump for their “silence” on sexual harassment. Hollywood and Washington have been grappling with sexual misconduct allegations in recent months, and numerous well-known men in the media, politics, and the entertainment industry have been forced to resign or were fired as accusations surface. In an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday, Streep was asked about her own silence on the allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein. “I don’t want to hear about the silence of me. I want to hear about...
  • SpaceX shows off its Falcon Heavy rocket vertical on the launchpad

    01/03/2018 8:59:24 AM PST · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 01/03/18 | Darrell Etherington
    SpaceX is getting ready for its first ever test flight of the Falcon Heavy, its heavy-duty rocket aimed at propelling large cargo loads into low Earth orbit. The rocket uses three Falcon 9 boosters combined for maximum load capacity when leaving Earth's atmosphere, and it's looking to do its first test launch within the next few weeks from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The rocket made its way to the Cape Canaveral launch facility late in 2017, but now it's actually vertical on the launchpad, undergoing its long preflight test check list before the actual attempt is made. SpaceX celebrated...
  • Sahuarita promoter helps spread Pickleball across southeast Arizona

    01/03/2018 8:55:13 AM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Dan Shearer
    SAHUARITA — Sahuarita and a handful of other Arizona communities, including Sierra Vista, have or are considering whether to invest in what’s billed as America’s fastest-growing sport — Pickleball. Some would call it forward thinking. Others would suggest they’re already light-years behind other communities busy building Pickleball courts and hosting tournaments. From the beginning Pickleball is a cross between tennis, ping pong and badminton. It’s played with a paddle and plastic ball on a surface roughly a fourth the size of a tennis court. The game has less running and slower ball speed than tennis, so has attracted a strong...
  • Saturn's Rings are a Recent Addition to the Solar System, Cassini Observations Show

    01/03/2018 8:45:08 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Science ^ | December 12, 2017 | Paul Voosen
    The first line of evidence comes from the mass of the rings. For years, many scientists leaned toward a large mass, greater than that of Saturn's moon Mimas, because of the opaque, dense appearance of Saturn's primary ring, the B ring. Enough grist to form a massive ring could have only been supplied billions of years ago, when the early solar system was chock full of planetesimals... [Second] Iess leads Cassini's radio experiment team, which used tiny Doppler shifts in the spacecraft's radio signal to determine the mass of objects it orbited. When Cassini began threading the gap between Saturn...
  • Florida’s 1.5 Million (felon) Missing Voters

    01/03/2018 8:38:42 AM PST · by pabianice · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/3/18 | Editorial Board
    Today, Florida disenfranchises almost 1.5 million of its citizens, more than 11 states’ populations and roughly a quarter of the more than six million Americans who are unable to vote because of a criminal record. Felon disenfranchisement is a destructive, pointless policy that hurts not only individuals barred from the ballot box, but American democracy at large. Its post-Civil War versions are explicitly racist, and its modern-day rationales are thin to nonexistent. It can make all the difference in places like Florida, which didn’t stop being competitive in 2000; the state remains a major presidential battleground, and victories for both...
  • Fleet of robotic ships, subs, and satellites is the future of offshore drilling: Study

    01/03/2018 8:31:08 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | John Siciliano
    A fleet of drone ships would be a key part in staving off another major offshore oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a new report issued by a task force created after the worst oil spill in the energy industry's history. The National Academies of Sciences' Gulf program issued a report Wednesday that calls for the creation of a fleet of robotic ships, miniature drone-like submarines and underwater gliders to track oil flows along the Gulf's sometimes unpredictable underwater currents. Tracking oil's movements under the water, not just at the surface, became a key problem after the...
  • Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous', Steve Bannon says in explosive book

    01/03/2018 8:17:45 AM PST · by Be Careful · 185 replies
    The guardian UK ^ | 3/1/18 | D Smith
    Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians during the 2016 election campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”, according to an explosive new book seen by the Guardian. Trump-Russia investigation: the key questions answered Read more Bannon, speaking to author Michael Wolff, warned that the investigation into alleged collusion with the Kremlin will focus on money laundering and predicted: “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.” Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, reportedly based on more than 200 interviews with...
  • Noise forces London-bound Delta passengers to return to Atlanta – twice

    01/03/2018 8:16:59 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 3, 2018, 10:10 AM
    A Delta flight departed from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday. The pilot heard a noise, and the aircraft was forced to return due to engine problems, CBS Atlanta affiliate WGCL-TV reports.   Passengers then boarded a second flight that left at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday night. The pilot heard a noise again, and the aircraft returned to the gate Wednesday at about 1:45 a.m.  Alex Brown, a passenger, reportedly said he heard a loud banging on that flight.... "And (a Delta official) came back on and said we're going to turn around. Everything is OK with the...
  • California Democrat Wants to Mandate State Colleges Have Abortion Pills Ready for Students

    01/03/2018 7:41:52 AM PST · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 29, 2017 | Grace Carr
    California lawmakers are debating whether to adopt a bill that would require California’s public universities and colleges to offer abortion drugs at their health centers. Senate Bill 320, sponsored by state Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, will mandate that the state’s community colleges and public universities provide women with abortion pills for up to 10 weeks of pregnancy so they don’t face the “burden” of traveling to obtain an abortion. While the bill—if passed—isn’t set to take effect until 2020, it would also require the state’s public university health centers that don’t already offer abortion pills to provide transportation to an...
  • ike Tyson Preparing to Revolutionize Marijuana Industry, Breaks Ground on ‘Tyson Ranch’

    01/03/2018 7:37:14 AM PST · by bgill · 46 replies
    theblast ^ | Jan. 1, 2018 | Gary Trock
    Mike Tyson is starting the New Year with green on his mind, because he’s leading the charge on a cannabis resort that aims at not only producing high quality strains of THC and CBD, but also implementing cutting-edge technology to advance the research on the health benefits of marijuana...California City is expecting a big boom in cannabis production and development as the “Green Rush” hits California now that marijuana is officially legal as of midnight. We’re told Tyson Ranch will be dedicating 20 acres of their land for cultivation facilities that “will allow master growers to have maximum control of...
  • He Fights [summary of Trump's style]

    01/03/2018 7:35:19 AM PST · by freedumb2003 · 18 replies ^ | 7/13/2017 | Evan Syet
    My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.” Here’s my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. ... This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob. I don’t find anything “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper” about Barack Obama’s...
  • Fed-up passenger sought fast track on Ryanair wing

    01/03/2018 7:05:14 AM PST · by bgill · 19 replies
    mysa ^ | Jan. 3, 2018 | AP
    A passenger on a delayed Ryanair flight from London who apparently got fed up waiting to get off a plane after it landed in the southern Spanish city of Malaga surprised fellow passengers by using the emergency exit to jump onto a wing. The incident on New Year's Day took place 30 minutes after the flight from Stansted Airport landed. The man, who has not been named but is said to be a non-Spanish citizen, was coaxed back onto the plane while police were called. Fellow passenger Fernando del Valle Villalobos, who videoed the incident, said he heard the man...
  • Woman, 67, who battled blood cancer for five years 'recovers after treating it with TURMERIC'

    01/03/2018 6:56:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | Updated: 04:33 EST, 3 January 2018 | By Ben Spencer, Medical Correspondent
    A woman who battled blood cancer for years without success finally halted the disease with turmeric, it has been reported. Dieneke Ferguson is now leading a normal life after giving up on gruelling treatments that failed to stop it. Doctors say her case is the first recorded instance in which a patient has recovered by using the spice after stopping conventional medical treatments. With her myeloma spreading rapidly after three rounds of chemotherapy and four stem cell transplants, the 67-year-old began taking 8g of curcumin a day – one of the main compounds in turmeric. The cancer, which has an...
  • 'Snake egg' mystery leaves experts scrambling after Australian school's discovery

    01/03/2018 6:54:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    guardian ^ | Tue 2 Jan ‘18 03.27 EST | Michael McGowan
    It’s a mystery as hard to grab hold of as the slippery serpents supposedly at its centre: were the 43 unidentified eggs found in a sandpit at a school on the New South Wales mid-north coast snakes, or something less sinister? Snake social media went into meltdown on Tuesday when reports emerged that wildlife rescuers had been called in to remove a dozen mystery eggs from a sandpit at a school near the coastal town of Laurieton, 350km north of Sydney. The eggs caused a stir when they were widely reported as belonging to one of Australia’s deadliest reptiles, the...
  • new Trump tweet sure to make MSM heads explode

    01/03/2018 6:30:04 AM PST · by MNDude · 21 replies
    I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!
  • Pennsylvania inmate loses appeal that drugs hidden in his buttocks weren’t his

    01/03/2018 5:55:05 AM PST · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/2/18 | TERENCE CULLEN
    No ifs, ands or butts about it. That’s the message a Pennsylvania judicial panel sent to an inmate who claimed a balloon full of synthetic marijuana in his rear end wasn’t his. The ruling last week came after Edwin Wylie-Biggs appealed the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s additional sentence for having the contraband material, arguing it didn’t have sufficient evidence. A corrections officer testified that he told Wylie-Biggs to bend over during a strip search, having seen another inmate pass him something. When Wylie-Biggs spread his buttocks “a clear plastic bag containing a small blue balloon could be seen sticking out of...