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  • Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died

    03/17/2019 9:26:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2019 | Jim Salter
    Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play. Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with the protests stemming from a white police officer’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and that only two were homicides with no known link to the protests. But some activists say their concerns...
  • Dr. Rand Paul Releases Statement on National Emergency Vote

    03/14/2019 4:36:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 96 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul ^ | Sen. Rand Paul
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting to disapprove of the national emergency declaration regarding the border: “I stand with President Trump on the need for a border wall and stronger border security, but the Constitution clearly states that money cannot be spent unless Congress has passed a law to do so.” On March 4, 2019, Dr. Paul introduced the Border Enforcement, Security, And Funding Enhancement (BE SAFE) Act as a constitutional, fiscally responsible alternative. The BE SAFE Act would impose a $2,500...
  • Moscow Charges U.S. Embassy Staffer Had Mortar Shell In His Luggage

    03/09/2019 11:31:21 PM PST · by NorseViking · 24 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | March 9, 2019
    Russia's Foreign Ministry has said that "an object similar to an unarmed mortar shell" was confiscated from the baggage of a U.S. Embassy employee at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on March 9, the Russian state news agency TASS reported. The report said the object had a detonator but no explosives. According to the TASS report, the Russian Foreign Ministry considered the incident "a provocation." The incident comes at a time of tense relations between the two countries, aggravated last month by a U.S. decision to withdraw from a key Cold War-era nuclear-arms treaty amid accusations that Moscow had violated it. In...
  • Maduro thanks Putin for sending medicines to Venezuela

    02/22/2019 11:34:24 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    TASS Russia ^ | Feb 22, 2019
    CARACAS, February 22. /TASS/. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday expressed gratitude to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and the Pan American Health Organization for providing the South American country with medicines. "I’m very thankful to the Pan American Health Organization and Russian President Vladimir Putin for their resolve in delivering medicines," Maduro said in a speech broadcast by Periscope app. Earlier, Russia handed over to Venezuela a cargo with medicines and medical equipment in the framework of the World Health Organization. The ceremony was held at the Caracas International Airport and attended by Russian Ambassador to Venezuela Vladimir Zaemsky...
  • Syria's Assad: U.S. will sell out those relying on it

    02/18/2019 9:11:01 PM PST · by NorseViking · 22 replies
    Reuters Yahoo ^ | February 17, 2018
    BEIRUT, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned on Sunday the United States would not protect those depending on it, in reference to Kurdish fighters who control much of the north. "We say to those groups who are betting on the Americans, the Americans will not protect you," he said without naming them. "The Americans will put you in their pockets so you can be tools in the barter, and they have started with (it)." U.S. President Donald Trump declared in December he would pull troops from Syria, raising more questions over the fate of Washington's Kurdish allies...
  • Kurdish-led SDF forces arrive in Moscow to discuss future of east Euphrates

    12/24/2018 7:06:29 AM PST · by mac_truck · 41 replies
    Kurdistan 24 ^ | 12/24/18 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A delegation of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has arrived in Moscow to discuss a possible plan to stop a Turkish attack as well as the future of the east of the Euphrates, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Sunday. The SOHR cited sources which said the SDF delegation and Russian authorities were expected to meet in Moscow “in the coming hours” to discuss the future of east Euphrates. According to the monitor, the Russians offered to deploy border guards from the Syrian army in the border area from the east of Euphrates...
  • New species of dinosaur found in eastern Utah rock

    02/23/2010 2:19:37 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 712+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 23, 2010 | MIKE STARK
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Fossils of a previously undiscovered species of dinosaur have been found in slabs of Utah sandstone that were so hard that explosives had to be used to free some of the remains, scientists said Tuesday. The bones found at Dinosaur National Monument belonged to a type of sauropod—long-necked plant-eaters that were said to be the largest animal ever to roam land. The discovery included two complete skulls from other types of sauropods—an extremely rare find, scientists said.
  • Putin Snubbed, Forced To Meet with Turkish President Instead of Trump

    12/02/2018 2:31:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | December 2, 2018 at 12:57pm | Jack Davis
    The G-20 summit in Argentina was supposed to be part of the carefully choreographed diplomatic dance between two of the world’s most powerful leaders. Instead, Russia’s aggressive action against Ukraine prompted President Donald Trump to cancel a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, leaving Putin filling his summit dance card with other partners, Newsmax reported. Putin met instead with Turkish President Recip Erdogan, who used the time to try to convince Putin to hold a summit on the situation in Syria’s Idlib province, where Russia-based Syrian forces are slowly squeezing the last pockets of resistance, Reuters reported. Putin also...
  • Star spinning so ‘extremely fast’ it risks ‘one of the most powerful explosions in the universe’

    11/20/2018 9:12:23 AM PST · by ETL · 75 replies
    Full title: Star spinning so ‘extremely fast’ it risks causing ‘one of the most powerful explosions in the universe’ It's one of a pair of stars that could be involved in one of the universe's biggest explosions, experts suggest. Scientists say the previously unknown star system is wrapped in an "elegant spiral dust cloud", making it look "spectacular".At its heart is a pair of massive Wolf-Rayet stars, according to an international team of researchers who published the findings in the Nature Astronomy journal. Wolf-Rayet stars are special in that they're among the hottest in the universe.They blast out powerful winds...
  • We Always Thought This Dinosaur Was a Vegetarian, Then We Found Its Front Teeth

    10/30/2018 2:21:36 AM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies
    atlasobscura ^ | 26OCT18 | Matthew Taub
    We now know what the missing teeth would have looked like at the front of this jaw. Eden, Janine and Jim/CC BY 2.0Until this week, Pachycephalosaurus seemed like a friendly neighborhood herbivore. The scariest thing about these dinosaurs, which have been frequently depicted placidly munching on greenery, was the unique architecture of their skulls: domed, sloping, pointy around the edges, and 10 inches thick. They might have butted heads, but that didn’t make them seem dangerous, exactly.But now, new research presented at a Society of Vertebrate Paleontology conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, raises the specter that Pachycephalosaurus was a...
  • Senate Dem hopeful Kyrsten Sinema promoted events featuring convicted terror lawyer

    10/11/2018 10:33:28 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/10/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    U.S. Democratic Senate hopeful Kyrsten Sinema promoted events at Arizona State University featuring a lawyer convicted for aiding an Islamist terror organization and its leader. Sinema, a co-founder of the activist group Local to Global Justice, invited people in a now-closed Yahoo group to attend two events with Lynn Stewart, both in 2003. At the time of the invite, Stewart had been charged with helping her former client Omar Abdel Rahman, a radical Egyptian spiritual leader of a terror group, to pass on secret messages to his followers to commit terror attacks. In the first event’s invite, Sinema said the...
  • New recording from 2011 of Kyrsten Sinema implying Arizona produces: 'Crazy'

    10/11/2018 10:02:26 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    KSAZ ^ | October 11, 2018 | Bob Christie, Associated Press
    Republican activists on Thursday released a video of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, a centrist Democrat now running for an open Arizona U.S. Senate seat, advising liberal activists how to "stop your state from becoming like Arizona." The surreptitious recording dates from 2011, after Arizona Republicans had passed SB1070, a controversial immigration law that led to nationwide boycotts and concern even among some Arizona Republicans that the Legislature had moved too far right. Those concerns led to a recall against the then-senate president Russell Pearce, whom Sinema blamed in her remarks for much of the discord. But the talk also contains unusually...
  • [Detroit] Lions news is bad news

    12/12/2006 10:07:00 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 450 replies · 3,799+ views
    realfootball365.com ^ | December 12, 2006 | Os Davis
    ...With a record of 2-11, the silver-and-Honolulu blue are firmly entrenched at No. 32 on any power poll in this spiral arm of the galaxy. Entrenched, that is, until another loss drops them behind Ohio State, Florida and the Hamburg Sea Devils. Think it can't get worse? Hey, this is the Lions. NFL schedule makers saw fit to arrange the endgame Kitty Cats' so, so long season likewise: at the Green Bay Packers where the Lions haven't won since a guy named Brett Favre took over there (that's right, 1992); against the Chicago Bears in a game which figures to...
  • Obama uses Denmark speech to warn against 'racial', 'nationalistic' politics

    09/30/2018 6:20:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 29 September 2018 01:42 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Former US president Barack Obama on Friday warned against rising nationalism as he painted a grim picture of American and global politics on a visit to Denmark. “I’m concerned enough about the international and American trends that I thought it was important to offer my views,” he told entrepreneurs and students in the Danish central city of Kolding. “When you start seeing our politics driven completely free of facts, when you start seeing a debate that is driven solely on racial or nationalistic impulses, when you start seeing a rejection of science and expertise and logic in politics... we are...
  • Ron Paul says racially offensive tweet was posted by staff member

    07/02/2018 1:28:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 02, 2018 04:10 PM | Brooke Conrad
    Former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, said Monday he was not responsible for a racially inflammatory post that stirred up a storm on social media, and said it was posted by a staffer. “Earlier today a staff member inadvertently posted an offensive cartoon on my social media,” he tweeted. “I do not make my own social media posts and when I discovered the mistake it was immediately deleted. - Ron Paul.” The cartoon pictured caricatures of ethnic minorities all punching Uncle Sam under the words “CULTURAL MARXISM!” The caption on the tweet read, “Are you stunned by what has become of...
  • US President Donald Trump announces 'Space Force' military wing

    06/18/2018 1:56:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.18.2018 | es/aw (AP, AFP, Reuters)
    US President Donald Trump announced a sweeping new space policy on Monday that will focus both on reducing satellite clutter in space as well as creating a specific “Space Force” as the newest branch of the military. “It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space,” said Trump, saying that he wished to revive the US’ flagging space program that has been bogged down by rising costs and a lack of political will. Trump said he does not want “China and Russia and other countries leading us.” […] He also...
  • Apocalypse Angie: Merkel's Dark View of the World We Live In

    06/07/2018 10:09:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 05, 2018 04:12 PM | René Pfister
    When Angela Merkel visited her party’s parliamentary group in mid-April, she didn’t talk about how she wants to change the pension system. Tolls on German highways were also not on her list, nor were all the problems with diesel emissions in the country. She didn’t even complain about the Christian Social Union (CSU), the outspoken Bavarian sister party to her Christian Democrats. Instead, she wanted to talk about the Peace of Augsburg, signed in 1555. […] […] If you look at the world through her lens, the riders of the apocalypse are already appearing on the horizon. […] In her...
  • Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign

    05/20/2018 2:20:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2018 3:20 PM | Darlene Superville
    President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will “demand” this week that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes and whether any demands or requests for such action originated with the Obama administration. Trump tweeted: “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes — and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!” The Justice Department declined to comment. […] Trump did...
  • Cops release safety alert after a recent spree of 20 car break-ins in Kew Gardens [Queens NY]

    04/04/2018 7:19:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    QNS.com ^ | Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1:30 PM | Ryan Kelley
    The morning of April 3 started as every other day when Kew Gardens resident M.K. Moore went out to walk his dogs, but on Metropolitan Avenue near Park Lane South, he began to see the shattered glass. According to Moore, president of the Friends of Forest Park civic group, as many as 20 cars had shattered windows along Park Lane South all the way to 115th Street. Inside the cars, glove compartments and center consoles had been ripped open and peoples’ belongings were scattered out onto the sidewalk, Moore said. A police source confirmed that eight reports of criminal mischief...
  • Trump pushes Republicans to use 'nuclear option' on border

    04/02/2018 7:07:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2018 7:01 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    Trump administration officials said Monday they’re crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration “loopholes,” hours after the president called on Republicans in Congress to immediately pass a border bill using the “Nuclear Option if necessary” to muscle it through. “Border Patrol Agents (and ICE) are GREAT, but the weak Dem laws don’t allow them to do their job. Act now Congress, our country is being stolen!” President Donald Trump wrote in a series of sometimes-misleading tweets, fired off after returning from a holiday weekend spent in Florida with several immigration hardliners. Trump also declared protections for so-called Dreamer...