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  • Baby dies from meningitis, possibly from unvaccinated person, health officials say

    07/13/2018 12:53:57 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 59 replies
    A family is urging everyone to stay up to date on vaccinations after losing their infant son to meningitis. Four-month-old Killy Schultz died June 30, about 24 hours after developing a rash and spiking a fever on his way home from day care. "He had just eaten his bottle for the afternoon. He was a little warm but we figured it was a warm day so get him home and let him cool off," said Killy's mother Alex Dempsey told WTVR-TV. They gave him some Tylenol and when that didn't work they decided to get him checked out at the...
  • Neighbors call police on Ohio 12-year-old mowing lawn

    06/30/2018 5:19:20 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 161 replies ^ | 6/29/18 | unknown
    MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio -- A 12-year-old Ohio boy's summer vacation was anything but exciting until someone called police on him for doing his job. Reginald Field started a business cutting grass for his neighbors, but his service at one customer's house resulted in a 911 call. Fields said everything was going fine until his customer's neighbors called the police, claiming the teen had mowed part of their lawn. "They said I was cutting their grass," he said. "I didn't know it." The neighbor told authorities that the teen and his crew had cut a portion of their property and were...
  • Riddle me this....Volume 2.

    06/08/2018 2:31:47 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 50 replies
    1. What do you have to give before you can keep? 2. Why can’t you marry your widows sister? 3. What word becomes shorter with two letters added onto it? 4. How many birthdays does the average person have? 5. You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat? 6. Which famous composer is represented by the anagram “He’s tricky! Pitch key viola”? 7. I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I? 8. There’s is only one other word that...
  • Underground bunker possibly used for human trafficking of children found in Tucson

    06/03/2018 9:26:50 PM PDT · by madison10 · 40 replies
    KGUN ^ | 5/31/2018 | Valerie Casavos
    TUCSON, Ariz. - A disturbing discovery near an abandoned plant off I-19. A documentary crew is shown an underground bunker believed to be used for human trafficking of children. Tucson Police tells us that they are not ruling out the possibility that it was used for human trafficking, but they say they believe the bunker is most likely being used as a homeless camp. Former Navy Seal Craig Sawyer is currently filming "Contraland" to expose the dark side of child sex slavery. Sawyer tells KGUN 9 a homeless advocacy group called his crew after they discovered the underground bunker --...
  • More Drivers Killed Under the Influence of Drugs Than Alcohol

    05/31/2018 11:08:58 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 69 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 05/31/18 | Alexa Lardieri
    Some 22.3 percent of fatally injured motorists who were tested for drugs tested positive for marijuana in 2016, a figure that researchers say has "increased substantially" in recent years as states have legalized the drug for recreational or medicinal use, according to a new report. The finding, in a study released Thursday by the Governors Highway Safety Association, was one of several regarding the growing prevalence of drugs in vehicle fatalities. The report also found that 44 percent of drivers killed in automobile accidents in 2016 who were tested for drugs tested positive for one or more substances – a...
  • New Discoveries from Puma Punku

    05/29/2018 3:43:48 PM PDT · by wildbill · 29 replies
    Ancient Origens ^ | o5/22/2018 | Hugh Newman
    Destruction at Tiwanaku and Puma Punku Both sites look like they have been hit with a tidal wave or some other kind of cataclysm. The stones, some weighing up to 80 tons, are scattered around both sites, and often embedded within the mud. Some excavation has been done there, most recently at the Kantatalita Temple at Tiwanaku, and Puma Punku , where they have now revealed that it is a great platform pyramid, similar, but much larger than Tiwanaku’s Akapana Pyramid. The massive pyramid would have once touched the edge of Lake Titicaca . However, the legendary lake is now...
  • Just a reminder that Memorial Day isn't just another day off work

    05/28/2018 6:04:39 PM PDT · by OneVike · 6 replies
    5/28/18 | OV
    As the days and years pass on, so too shall our freedom because of them. They shall not grow old, but we will because of them Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn them. They may be gone, but never the memory of them ..... Here some quotes about memory and sacrifice, designed to put you a frame of mind to remember the spirit of Memorial Day.... "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." --Joseph Campbell... "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as...
  • Rep. Swalwell: Ban assault weapons, buy them back

    05/21/2018 8:47:31 PM PDT · by Bob434 · 68 replies
    Tucker Carlson Tonight ^ | May 21 2018 | Tucker Carlson Video
    May. 21, 2018 - 6:12 - Calif. congressman argues his gun control plan could prevent mass shootings and make our schools safer.
  • More Racism Allegations After Latino Customer Receives Cup With ‘Beaner’ On The Label

    05/17/2018 9:48:31 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 82 replies
    CBSLosAngeles ^ | 05/16/18 | CBSLosAngeles Staff
    Nearly two weeks ahead of their day of nationwide racial bias training, coffee chain Starbucks is facing new accusations of racism after a Latino customer discovered a racial slur written on his coffee order. A Latino man named Peter received a cold coffee drink labeled “BEANER.” “En español es ‘frijoleros’, ‘beaner,’ you know, in English,” said the victim’s friend Miguel Acosta. “He went to Starbucks, and they asked for his name, and his name is ‘Peter,’ and they wrote this ‘beaner,’ Acosta told CBS2 News through a coworker who was translating. “And he’s saying that’s not fair.” Acosta said his...
  • Former C-130 pilot studies plane crash video (#1 engine failure)

    05/14/2018 6:13:29 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 38 replies
    WALB ^ | May 3rd 2018 | Dal Cannady
    STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Pilots who have flown massive aircraft like the C-130 know all too well the challenges and dangers that come along with it. We spoke with a veteran pilot Thursday who is heartbroken for the airmen killed in the crash in Port Wentworth Wednesday. He says problems arise from the size, the weight, and the age of these aircraft. Derek Duke flew transport planes like the C-130 in his 30-year career as an Air Force pilot. He watched his television Wednesday through the coverage of the crash - heartbroken - but also trying to analyze what went...
  • Already, a jobs-guarantee idea polls pretty well...??? You bet! At $543 billion a year?

    05/02/2018 9:58:43 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 51 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 05/02/18 | Robert Schroder
    Does the prospect of a government-guaranteed job appeal to you? You’ve got company: nearly half of U.S. voters like the idea, according to a recent poll. The proposal has been getting some traction on the left lately, after being floated by think tanks and embraced by likely Democratic presidential candidates including Sens. Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders. In a new Rasmussen Reports poll, 46% said they favored such a program. Sanders, according to the Washington Post, backs a version that would see local and state governments offer proposals for public works projects. Workers would be hired for at...
  • California to 'whiplash' between drought, floods: study

    04/24/2018 3:01:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 24/4/18 | Mariette LeRoux
    Paris (AFP) - California will zigzag between droughts and floods which will become more intense and more frequent in the coming decades unless global emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases are checked, researchers said Monday. The Golden State has already experienced a rapid rise in such "whiplash" events -- careering from a record multi-year drought between 2012 and 2016, to heavy flooding in the winter of 2016-17. The situation will worsen as the global climate alters due to mankind's voracious burning of coal, oil, and gas for energy, a team wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change. They projected that wet-to-dry...
  • U.S., Britain blame Russia for global cyber attack

    04/16/2018 9:23:08 PM PDT · by firebrand · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2018 | Jim Finkle, Doina Chiacu
    The United States and Britain on Monday accused Russia of launching cyber attacks on computer routers, firewalls and other networking equipment used by government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators around the globe.
  • New, Light A-10 Candidate? Scaled Composites Design "401 Jet"

    04/11/2018 4:20:05 PM PDT · by gaijin · 62 replies
    The new JT15D-5 turbofan-powered "401 Jet" of Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites in Mojave, Calif is a small, stealthy, single-engine jet variation on the very novel, 30 year-old "Ares" light attack jet. Never having entered production, Ares was actually an acronym, standing for Agile Responsive Effective Support: Experts note that the X401 would have piloted and drone versions, leading to speculation that the pair could work together synergistically in a "loyal wingman" arrangement, possibly with some form of laser or directed energy weapon occupying the weapons bay, partially visible in the landing flare photo below. A 6-minute YouTube vid explains...
  • 1945 - Nazi Concentration Camp footage (US Military)

    04/07/2018 1:05:17 PM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 55 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1945 | US Military
    58 min. - Concentration camp footage via US Military 1945. Footage highlights many different camps, survivors, and Germans forced to tour the camps. Graphic....and sickening. Can be watched on Youtube or Netflix. This happened because of groupthink, propaganda, and cowardice. Referenced in one scene, villagers had relocated buried bodies because of the odor. After liberation, the US forced these villagers to relocate the corpses again for identification. These atrocities were known by world leaders and fellow Germans, yet it was allowed to continue. Hitler did not kill millions, groupthink did. And a population that willingly disarmed. Many don’t realize that...
  • The risk of believing these things will make America great

    04/03/2018 9:12:10 AM PDT · by rey · 17 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 3 April 2018 | Press Democrat
    Editorial for Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA: Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” — Voltaire We trust that the underpinnings of our republic and the checks and balances that are built into our system, which have already been put to the test, will prevent the atrocities. But there’s no question that this president and his administration are pushing absurdities on the American people and trying to pass them off as truth. These include: — Huge tax cuts combined with major spending increases will help rein in federal debt. Baloney. The budget deficit is projected...
  • 68 dead in Venezuelan prison riot, attorney general says

    03/29/2018 2:10:46 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 29, 2018
    CARACAS, VENEZUELA Sixty-eight people have died in a prison riot in northern Venezuela, Attorney General Tarek William Saab said late Wednesday. Initial reports had said that five people had died when inmates at a detention center at the regional police headquarters in Carabobo state took a guard hostage and set fire to mattresses. However, Saab said in a series of tweets that the dead comprised 66 men and two women, who were visiting the prison overnight. An investigation would be launched immediately to clarify what had happened, he added, saying that four prosecutors had already been assigned to the case.
  • Heineken pulls ‘Lighter is Better’ ad after critics (like Chance The Rapper) call it racist

    03/27/2018 10:37:24 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 44 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 03/27/18 | Salley French
    Heineken, in response to allegations of racism, has pulled its “lighter is better” ad promoting the beer giant’s Heineken Light from TV and internet spots. The ad shows a bartender sliding a beer down the bar past three people who are all black. The beer then stops in front of a lighter-skinned woman after displaying the words “Sometimes, lighter is better” on the screen. The ad has been removed from Heineken’s HEINY, -0.92% official channels but has been re-posted by others. Naturally, the internet went into a fury upon viewing the ad — both in support and against Heineken.
  • Facebook Data Policy

    03/26/2018 5:19:15 PM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/26/18 | Facebook
    Link provided is Facebook’s Data Policy. In essence, Facebook shares (sells) your data. Data collected: text messages, phone calls (no content), Google activity, contacts, locations, and the obvious. Users cannot opt-out. The data policy lays it all out. Please let others know.
  • Outgoing NSA McMaster Worked For Foreign Think Tank Funded By China, Russia

    03/23/2018 4:28:44 AM PDT · by Freedomlibertyjustice · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 22, 2018 | Richard Pollock
    Outgoing National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster served for more than a decade as a consultant to the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, a foreign-based think-tank that has received funding from hostile foreign governments to include Russia and China, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.