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  • Impeachment Gets Worse Ratings Than Soap Operas

    01/26/2020 10:10:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 25, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Soap operas are earning more viewers than the steadily over-hyped impeachment trial. More people would rather watch the predictable, fake melodrama offered by soap operas than the predictable, fake melodrama currently being peddled by the Democrats.According to Nielsen data, just over four million people across the big three broadcast networks of CBS, ABC, and NBC tuned into the Democrats’ opening arguments in President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday. In contrast, nearly 11 million continued watching soap operas, such as “The Young & The Restless,” “The Bold & The Beautiful,” “General Hospital,” and “Days of Our Lives.” Impeachment coverage...
  • China scrambles to contain 'strengthening' virus

    01/26/2020 7:34:37 AM PST · by Mariner · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 26th, 2020 | Unattributed
    BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The ability of the new coronavirus to spread is strengthening and infections could continue to rise, China's National Health Commission said on Sunday, with more than 2,000 people in China infected and 56 killed by the disease. Health authorities around the world are racing to prevent a pandemic after a handful of cases of infection were reported outside China, including in Thailand, Australia, the United States and France. The mayor of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, said he expected another 1,000 new patients in the city, which was stepping up construction of special hospitals....
  • In Major Deal, The Babylon Bee Purchases Competing Satire Site CNN (Satire)

    01/25/2020 12:10:16 PM PST · by Old Man From WV · 26 replies
    babylon Bee ^ | 1/25/2020
    U.S.The Babylon Bee has been the world's best satire site for thousands of years, spawning dozens of secular knock-offs that just aren't quite as good. The site announced a new acquisition this week, one that immediately made the site the largest satirical site on the planet: a purchase of competing satire site CNN for $12 billion. The move more than quadrupled the site's catalog of hilarious, satirical articles.
  • Scientists Might Have Accidentally Cured Cancer

    01/21/2020 8:11:29 PM PST · by bitt · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/21/2020 | PHILLIP NIETO
    New treatment for killing cancer cells may have accidentally been discovered by a group of British scientists, according to reports. Cardiff Universitys research team found a T-Cell that attaches itself onto human cancers, and kills them while ignoring healthy cells. Although in its early stages of development, the treatment successfully destroys bone, lung, breast, colon, prostate, and other cancers, The Telegraph reported. (RELATED: Alex Trebek Announces He Was Diagnosed With Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer) Originally, researchers were only looking for immune cells that were capable of fighting bacteria, before they discovered the T-Cell virus. Their findings were made available on...
  • National Weather Service issues alert for falling iguanas (Global Warming)

    01/21/2020 3:45:36 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 21 2020 | Justine Coleman
    The National Weather Service (NWS) in Miami issued an alert for falling iguanas Tuesday as temperatures are expected to drop. As temperatures are predicted to reach in the 30s inland and 40s along the coast, iguanas could fall from trees as they slow down or become immobile. The reptiles react this way to falling temperatures because they are cold-blooded. This isn't something we usually forecast, but don't be surprised if you see Iguanas falling from the trees tonight as lows drop into the 30s and 40s, weather service tweeted. They may fall from trees, but they are not dead, the...
  • Liberal elites' secret weapon is conservative family values

    01/20/2020 4:24:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/14/20 | Timothy P. Carney
    Americas elite - that is, the 30% of adults with at least a college degree - enjoy one very particular privilege that enhances their life and nearly guarantees their success. And too many of them refuse to share it. The privilege isnt a college education. That merely correlates with what really matters. And the greatest privilege isnt material wealth. That sure makes life easier, but wealth mostly correlates with the real privilege I'm referring to. Americas elite have a secret weapon that steers them and their children away from drugs, early death, violence, dropping out of high school, dropping out...
  • Repeat syphilis episodes in MSM [men who have sex with men] highlight need for increased awareness, novel strategies

    01/19/2020 1:14:42 PM PST · by fwdude · 68 replies
    Healio ^ | January 18, 2020 | Roth JA, et al.
    Sexual risk behaviors appear to be a large driver of novel syphilis infections among men who have sex with men, or MSM, who are HIV-positive and have had prior episodes of syphilis infection. Experts say that access to sexual encounters and increased testing and, therefore, greater awareness of those who are infected may also be contributing to increases in repeat episodes. Syphilis is re-emerging globally in general and HIV-infected populations and repeated syphilis episodes may play a central role in syphilis transmission among core groups, Manuel Battegay, MD, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology...
  • "Bombshell" - Box Office Data - Film About Fox News Struggling to Survive

    01/19/2020 8:37:03 AM PST · by zeestephen · 38 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 19 January 2020
    Worldwide Ticket Sales - $31.3 million - According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film cost $32 million - Rule of thumb, studios get 50% of ticket sales - In other words, after 5 weeks in theaters, the movie is still $15 million away from breaking even - The film has four major stars (Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow), plus Malcolm McDowell and Allison Janney - It has received three Academy Award nominations.
  • A European Green Deal (The worlds first climate-neutral continent by 2050)

    01/14/2020 7:54:19 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    European Commission ^ | Dec. 2019 | European Commission
    Becoming the worlds first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. To achieve this, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal, the most ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable green transition. Measures accompanied with an initial roadmap of key policies range from ambitiously cutting emissions, to investing in cutting-edge research and innovation, to preserving Europes natural environment. Supported by investments in green technologies, sustainable solutions and new businesses, the Green Deal can be a new EU growth strategy. Involvement and commitment of the public...
  • For transgender men, pain of menstruation is more than just physical

    01/12/2020 3:49:09 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 180 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | Jan. 11, 2020, 10:38 AM CST | Chloe Atkins
    Safety concerns and a lack of access to menstruation products are among the issues trans and gender-nonconforming people face during "that time of the month." When transgender model and activist Kenny Ethan Jones experienced his first period, he faced both physical and psychological pain. Initially, Jones, who had not yet come out as trans at the time, felt like he was losing control and didnt understand what was happening to his body. However, one thing was clear: He didnt feel like himself. I didnt believe that having periods would be a part of my lived experience, Jones told NBC News....
  • More plants are growing around Everest -- and the consequences could be serious

    01/10/2020 10:19:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | January 10, 2020 | By Amy Woodyatt
    Grasses, shrubs and mosses are growing and expanding around Mount Everest and across the Himalayan region as the area continues to experience the consequences of global warming, researchers have found. Scientists from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom used satellite data to establish increases in subnival vegetation -- plants that grow between the tree line and the snow line -- in the Himalayas. Using NASA Landsat satellite data from 1993 to 2018, remote sensing scientists measured "small but significant" increases in vegetation cover across four height brackets between 4,150 and 6,000 meters (13,615-19,685 feet) above sea level. "There...
  • Shoving Transgender Regret Back in the Closet: LGBTQ Advocates are attacking transgender people who want to return to their birth sex

    01/09/2020 7:04:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/09/2020 | Robyn Dolgin
    It is a startling reaction, but LGBTQ advocates are continuing their campaign to ostracize transgender people who want to return to their birth sex. Charlie Evans fits the profile of a former transgender who felt shunned by LGBTQ members and was labeled a traitor. She naively set out to help teenagers from making the same horrendous mistakes she had made when starting to transition at age 17. She began living as a boy, binding her chest and shaving her head. The floodgates to this bizarre phenomenon opened in the aftermath of Evans appearing on a popular cable program, Sky News,...
  • College students panic over FAFSA's fine print about registering for the draft

    01/06/2020 9:17:24 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | JANUARY 6, 2020 | LI COHEN
    After a U.S. airstrike killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Quds military force, in Baghdad on Thursday, Iran vowed "crushing revenge" against all responsible. Now, with #NoWarinIran, #TrumpsWar and #WorldWarIII trending on Twitter, users are looking into the draft particularly college students about how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) could play into their potential future military service
  • MEAT LOAF Says There Is No Climate Change, Calls GRETA THUNBERG 'Brainwashed'

    01/02/2020 8:20:48 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 127 replies
    Blabbermouth ^ | January 2, 2019 | N/A
    Legendary singer Meat Loaf has accused teenage climate-change activist Greta Thunberg of being "brainwashed," saying he believes there is no such thing as climate change. "I feel for that Greta," he told U.K.'s Daily Mail. "She has been brainwashed into thinking that there is climate change and there isn't. "She hasn't done anything wrong but she's been forced into thinking that what she is saying is true." The rocker, who campaigned with Mitt Romney in 2012 and worked with Donald Trump on "The Apprentice" back in 2010, previously claimed that he lost a few gigs thanks to politics. "I've been...
  • India cold wave: Delhi reels from coldest day in more than a century

    12/31/2019 1:34:39 AM PST · by Mr Radical · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-31-2019 | Anon
    India's capital Delhi has recorded its chilliest day in more than a century amid a severe cold wave across the northern part of the country...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pete Buttigieg would like to start a family in the White House

    12/29/2019 9:52:26 AM PST · by madprof98 · 119 replies
    KCCI (Des Moines) ^ | 12/29/19 | Cynthia Fodor
    The South Bend Mayor stopped by the KCCI studios Saturday afternoon to spend time with our panel of undecided Caucus-goers. Buttigieg answered their questions, including this one from Ivette Muhammad, a mother of eight. I've heard you are wanting to start a family. Is that something you hope to do soon, perhaps in the White House? Muhammad asked. It is. This year the campaign is not conducive to it, but we are looking forward to it. Chasten will make an amazing dad. I'll try to hold my own and it is something we're looking forward to. I can't imagine raising...
  • The Secrets of Jewish Genius: Its not about having higher I.Q.s.

    12/28/2019 7:56:45 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 162 replies
    NYT ^ | 12 27 2019 | Bret Stephens
    SNIP Sarah Bernhardt and Franz Kafka; Albert Einstein and Rosalind Franklin; Benjamin Disraeli and (sigh) Karl Marx how is it that a people who never amounted even to one-third of 1 percent of the worlds population contributed so seminally to so many of its most pathbreaking ideas and innovations? The common answer is that Jews are, or tend to be, smart. When it comes to Ashkenazi Jews, its true. Ashkenazi Jews have the highest average I.Q. of any ethnic group for which there are reliable data, noted one 2005 paper. During the 20th century, they made up about 3...
  • Orlando and Florida are closing 2019 as among hottest years on record

    12/22/2019 2:11:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 19, 2019 | Kevin Spear
    Orlando is closing out 2019 at about a tenth of a degree behind the hottest year on record for the city, which was 2015, according to the National Weather Service. Overall, Central Florida temperatures this year are tracking along with much of the Florida peninsula, where cities from Jacksonville to Gainesville to St. Petersburg to Miami are likely to record their hottest or second-hottest years on record. Since 2015, we have been warmer than normal consistently, said Derrick Weitlich, climate-program leader at the National Weather Service office in Melbourne. The majority of sites in our area have been in the...
  • Greta Thunberg apologizes after saying politicians should be put 'against the wall'

    12/14/2019 6:59:34 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 172 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 14 2019 | Marina Pitofsky
    Greta Thunberg apologized Saturday after saying that politicians should be put "against the wall after some critics alleged that the teen climate activist was advocating for violence against officials. Yesterday I said we must hold our leaders accountable and unfortunately said put them against the wall. Thats Swenglish: att stlla ngon mot vggen (to put someone against the wall) means to hold someone accountable, Thunberg tweeted. Thats what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language. But of course I apologise if anyone misunderstood this. I can not enough express the fact that I - as well as the...
  • The Hallmark Channel pulled 4 TV ads featuring a lesbian couple kissing after a petition by the conservative group One Million Moms

    12/14/2019 4:08:18 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 14 2019 | Marty Johnson
    The Hallmark Channel pulled four TV ads that featured a lesbian couple getting married and kissing after a petition by a conservative group received thousands of signatures. The ads, which first aired on the channel on Dec. 2, are for wedding planning website Zola. The four ads that were pulled were part of a larger six-ad series, The New York Times reported. Earlier this week, One Million Moms, a branch of the American Family Association, posted a petition about the ads, saying, "The Hallmark Channel has always been known for its family friendly movies. Even its commercials are usually safe...