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  • Row over whether America, Australia, or Britain gets the wreck of James Cook's ship [tr]

    09/20/2018 9:14:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20, 2018 | Khaleda Rahman
    As American scientists prepare to announce the location of the remains of Endeavour, a battle is expected over whether Britain, the United States or Australia gets the wreck of James Cook's famed ship. A team of marine archaeologists from Australia and the US said they believe they may have found the resting place of the ship – used by the British explorer on a voyage of discovery to Australia in 1768 - 25 years after beginning their search. They are expected to announce on Friday 'one or two' sites in Newport Harbour in Rhode Island, where the Endeavour was scuttled...
  • Ford made her choice. Now she needs to tell her story to the Senate

    09/20/2018 9:13:03 AM PDT · by Conserv · 15 replies
    Whoa. This is from lib Cokie Roberts.
  • Nike's Kaepernick ad spurs spike in sold-out items

    09/20/2018 9:06:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 19, 2018 | Staff
    Nike Inc (NKE.N) has sold out 61 percent more merchandise since the controversial ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick appeared earlier this month, according to data on the company’s online sales from Thomson Reuters Proprietary Research. Kaepernick, who sparked a national controversy by kneeling during the national anthem, first tweeted the ad on the Labor Day weekend, which immediately sparked demands for a boycott of the company’s products.
  • The Curse of America’s Illogical School-Day Schedule

    09/20/2018 8:56:22 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 19, 2018 | Joe Pinsker
    The world does not revolve around you, teens are often told. Indeed it doesn’t, as they are reminded every school-day morning when disabling their alarms. The average start time for public high schools, 7:59, requires teens to get up earlier than is ideal for their biological clocks, meaning many teens disrupt their natural sleep patterns every school day. The world, apparently, does not revolve around parents either. Their lives also tend to be mismatched with school-day schedules, which usually end a good two hours before the typical American workday does. As Kara Voght recently wrote in The Atlantic, that leaves...
  • Why Do People Flee Socialist Countries and Blue States, Then Vote Democrat?

    09/20/2018 8:48:43 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    September 20, 2018 | Vanity
    Immigrants who flee socialist countries vote for Democrats in overwhelming numbers. Democrats who flee blue states due to high cost of living and corruption, move to red states and vote Democrats. Can they not make the connection?
  • Melania, There Is Hope

    09/20/2018 8:39:19 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/20/2018 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON --Have you noticed the sudden popularity of books about fascism? It is amazing. I would say such books are even more popular than books about rock 'n' roll, though they are not as well-written. I have in mind "How Fascism Works," "Fascism: A Warning," "The Road to Unfreedom" and "Can It Happen Here?" Doubtless many more are coming. All are inspired by our president, Donald J. Trump, and they probably scare the hell out of his wife, Melania Trump. She actually grew up on the continent where fascism was a dominant force for years, and communism for many more....
  • Your Watch Grid guide to college football’s best Week 4 games

    09/20/2018 8:31:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    SB Nation ^ | September 20, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    Every weekend of college football is a good weekend. We say that all the time. And Week 4 could really put that to the test! There’s only one game between ranked teams who have actual chances of beating each other, we’re not exactly overflowing with rivalry, and But! Tune in. I count five pretty significant games, a decent number, and conference games are well underway, meaning all surprises matter doubly. And whatever, we don’t watch this sport to see important things take place. We watch to see hilarious punt returns.
  • Freaky Robotic Skin Brings Inanimate Objects to Life

    09/20/2018 7:55:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 09/19/2018 | George Dvorsky
    OmniSkins is made from elastic sheets embedded with sensors and actuators. The flexible sheets can be wrapped or affixed to a soft, malleable surface, such as a stuffed animal or a foam tube. The skins then “animate” these objects by applying force to their surface, leading to distinct movements. “We can take the skins and wrap them around one object to perform a task—locomotion, for example—and then take them off and put them on a different object to perform a different task, such as grasping and moving an object,” said Kramer-Bottiglio in a statement. “We can then take those same...
  • Multiple people shot at business in Harford County, Maryland

    09/20/2018 7:37:54 AM PDT · by eastforker · 35 replies
    newschannel5 ^ | 09/20/18 | scripps national
    ABERDEEN, Maryland — Multiple people have been shot at a warehouse in Maryland. Authorities were dispatched to the shooting at 9:09 a.m. Eastern today. The building is in the area of Spesutia and Perryman roads in Aberdeen, which is in Harford County. Baltimore ATF is also a part of the investigation. Officials have not given an exact location, nor details on the status of the shooter.
  • The Tubes - Primetime

    09/20/2018 7:22:54 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/14/2008 | Afegerglimmung
    The Tubes - Primetime
  • Woman Arrested After Allegedly Embezzling Funds From Girl Scouts in Santa Clarita...Cancer Center

    09/20/2018 7:18:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Cascione worked as the treasurer for multiple Girl Scout troops and a Santa Clarita Girl Scouts service unit for 20 years. Officials believe she embezzled more than $58,000 from troops under her control over the past five years, sheriff’s officials said. An audit the organization conducted 15 months ago led them to contact authorities, Sheriff's Sgt. David Chambers said. "Somebody new was in the accounting department and saw some discrepancies and realized that there was possible theft going on," Cascione also fundraised for several other organizations in the Santa Clarita Valley, and investigators believe she may have stolen from other...
  • ‘I will shoot you in the face,’ woman allegedly threatens to kill ‘everyone’ at business

    09/20/2018 7:08:22 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 38 replies ^ | 9/20/2018 | Josh Auzenne
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A woman allegedly threatened to kill “everyone” at a business, sending those inside running to find a safe place, according to reports. According to court documents, Jessica Winslow, 23, of Alexandria, got very upset at a Baton Rouge business located in a shopping center on Bluebonnet Boulevard after finding out how much money she would have to pay for services. The affidavit did not indicate what type of business or the services rendered. The incident happened on June 29. The report stated Winslow started screaming and cursing at one worker. It added she paid for...
  • Harvard requests its past history of anti-Semitism be ignored in Asian-American discrimination case

    09/20/2018 7:01:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 20, 2018 | Staff
    Harvard is trying to make sure that its past history of anti-Semitism isn’t going to affect its present as it faces charges of discrimination against Asian applicants. The Harvard Crimson reported that Students for Fair Admissions, the group that filed an ongoing lawsuit alleging Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants, intended to bring at least 12 exhibits “related to past anti-Semitic discrimination at Harvard.”
  • Hardly anyone majors in English anymore. Scholars debate why.

    09/20/2018 7:00:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 20, 2018 | Staff
    The English major is shrinking at an alarming rate. This according to a recently published report by the Association of Departments of English. The report, published in July, states that approximately two-thirds of English departments that responded to a survey reported either a decline or sharp decline in the number of undergraduate English majors.
  • This Blogger Quit Being Vegan, Before/After Photos Show Drastic Difference

    09/20/2018 6:53:00 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    MSN / Girmandize ^ | September 14, 2018
    Going Off The Vegan Diet Kristel, also known under her YouTube alias as KasumiKriss, had been a vegan for four years when she suddenly decided to start eating meat again. Just three weeks after she began eating high-quality meats, she claims that her appearance has improved dramatically, she is able to lift heavier weights when working out and she no longer feels "lifeless."
  • Putin shows off sniper skills firing Kalashnikov rifle

    09/20/2018 6:50:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | September 19, 2019 | Staff
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday showed off his marksmanship by testing out a new Kalashnikov sniper rifle and hitting the target more than half the time. Russian state television showed Putin in goggles and earphones crouching as he fired the silver rifle at the Kalashnikov company's shooting range outside Moscow.
  • Dogs are dying after groomings at PetSmart and families are left wondering why

    09/20/2018 6:44:39 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies Advanced Media ^ | September 20, 2018
    SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: 'GROOMED, THEN GONE' A nationwide investigation by documented 47 cases across 14 states since 2008 in which families claim they took their dog to PetSmart, the nation's leading pet retailer, for a grooming only to have it die during or shortly after the visit. PetSmart, which fiercely defends its safety record, has not admitted wrongdoing in any of the cases. But the nine-month investigation found such deaths -- once portrayed by company officials as "entirely separate and unrelated" anomalies -- appear to happen far more frequently than customers and the general public know. And grieving families want...
  • Catholic priest and parishioners defy their Chicago Archdiocese to BURN rainbow flag [tr]

    09/20/2018 6:29:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2018 | Khaleda Rahman
    A priest and parishioners from a Catholic church in Chicago burned a rainbow flag in an 'exorcism' ceremony. Rev. Paul Kalchik – a priest at the Resurrection Parish Church – announced he would burn a rainbow pride flag that was once prominently displayed there. In a church bulletin, he said it would occur in front of the church on September 29, to coincide with the Feast of Saint Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, NBC News reports.
  • Children are slashed and babies are left splattered in blood during gory self-flagellation [tr]

    09/20/2018 6:23:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20, 2018 | Sara Malm
    Celebrations of the holy Muslim day of Ashura is continuing around the globe, with sacred self-flagellation rituals leaving worshippers covered in blood. The holiday is celebrated by Shiite Muslims, and mourns the death of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, on the battlefield in the 7th Century. The gory ceremonies, which sees males of all ages cut themselves across the scalp, or whip themselves with blades attached to chains, are meant to commemorate Imam Hussein's violent end.
  • Terrifying moment great white shark suddenly surfaces close to fishermen's boat and snatches [tr]

    09/20/2018 6:19:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20, 2018 | Leigh McManus
    This is the terrifying moment a giant great white shark swoops on a fisherman's catch in the same waters where an engineering student was killed by a shark the day before. The video was shot by fisherman in Nantucket an island off Cape Cod, Massachusetts - on Sunday. Arthur Medici, 26, became the first person to die in a shark attack in the state since 1936 the day before the video was shot.