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  • Fix to 737 MAX anti-stall software is ready: industry sources

    03/23/2019 6:16:02 PM PDT · by NorseViking
    AFP ^ | March 24, 2019
    New York (AFP) - A fix to the anti-stall system suspected in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet that killed 189 people in Indonesia is ready, industry sources said Saturday, as the company tries to avoid a lengthy grounding of its planes. Boeing was due to present the patch to officials and pilots of US airlines -- American, Southwest and United -- in Renton, Washington state, where the plane is assembled, other sources said. "Boeing has already finalized the necessary corrective measures for the MAX," an aviation sector source told AFP on condition of anonymity.
  • The Blues Brothers (1980) - Rawhide Scene

    03/23/2019 6:07:32 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/27/2011 | movieclips
    The Blues Brothers (1980) - Rawhide Scene
  • Rep. Andy Biggs: Prosecute Comey for instigating Mueller probe

    03/23/2019 5:55:56 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 March 2019 | Rep. Andy Biggs
    Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has been completed, it is time to seek justice. That means fired FBI Director James Comey and others responsible for instigating this farcical investigation for the sole purpose of undermining President Trump must be prosecuted. In addition, the interests of justice require that the full Mueller report be released with no redactions so that we, the American people, can read it and judge for ourselves. Failure to prosecute those within our law enforcement apparatus who abused their power for political purposes by launching a baseless investigation that has torn our country apart will...
  • Republicans ask Waters to delay vote on marijuana banking bill (Anyone seen Mad Maxine?)

    03/23/2019 5:53:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/22/19 | Andrew Blake
    Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee are seeking to postpone consideration of marijuana banking legislation scheduled to be brought to vote next week by the panel’s Democratic chair, Rep. Maxine Waters of California. Ranking member Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri wrote Ms. Waters on Thursday raising concerns about Congress potentially passing the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, a bipartisan proposal meant to protect banks that work with marijuana businesses in weed-friendly states. “The impact that many state laws, which have legalized marijuana, have on the federal laws governing the manufacturing,...
  • Ebola outbreak spreads to new city in conflict-hit Congo

    03/23/2019 5:38:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Home to nearly one million people, Bunia is the latest Congolese city to report an Ebola infection. The patient is a six-month-old baby, but authorities are baffled that its parents "appear to be in good health." The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC's) Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed a case of the deadly Ebola virus in Bunia, the second-largest city in the country's east with a population of nearly one million people. Public health authorities have recorded very few cases of infected babies. Given that Ebola is often transmitted by infected blood or body fluids, health experts generally believe babies, infants...
  • Multiple Injuries Reported in Major Pile-Up on 5 Freeway Near Gorman

    03/23/2019 5:05:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    ktla ^ | March 23, 2019 | Steve Ganey,
    Caltrans tweeted that as many as 50 vehicles are involved in two locations, with as many as 100 vehicles trapped between the scenes. Videos of the scene posted to social media show multiple cars involved in the crash, and at least one in flames. Multiple emergency agencies responded to the scenes. All southbound lanes are shut down while emergency crews work the scene. Southbound traffic is being diverted to Frazier Mountain Park Road. The crash has also caused traffic slowdowns in the northbound lanes. Drivers at the scene noted thick fog and poor visibility.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS ~ 24 March 2019

    03/23/2019 5:01:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 16 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS "Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success." -Oscar Wilde It is natural and understandable to feel pangs of envy when we see someone else get promoted while we may have not been; or to see someone else get a NAM and we were not recognized for our hard work. It is human. Life is full of many disappointments large and small, and it is tough to accept that others may enjoy greater fortune when we are...
  • Pentagon identifies soldiers killed in Afghanistan

    03/23/2019 4:54:05 PM PDT · by McGruff · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2019 | Ryan Browne and Jamie Crawford
    The Pentagon has identified two soldiers killed Friday in Kunduz Province in Afghanistan as a result of what it said were wounds sustained while engaged in combat. The two soldiers were identified as Spc. Joseph Collette of Lancaster, Ohio, 29, and Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado. Collette was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Ordnance Group in Fort Carson, Colorado, and Lindsay was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Fort Carson. Two US defense officials told CNN Friday that the two US service members were killed during a...
  • Man arrested at airport for smuggling drugged orangutan in luggage

    03/23/2019 4:46:05 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2019 | Janine Puhak
    One Russian man was arrested at a Bali airport for attempting to smuggle a drugged baby orangutan in his luggage out of the air hub and back to his home country. The tourist now faces up to $7,000 in fines and five years in prison. On Friday night, Andrei Zhestkov was detained at Ngurah Rai International Airport before boarding a flight back to Russia, The Independent reports. Officials found the 2-year-old orangutan fast asleep in a basket, evidently drugged with allergy pills, after a routine security screening. Zhestkov, 27, reportedly told officials that he had been given the protected primate...
  • Mainstream media, celebrities stunned as Mueller report filed with no new indictments planned

    03/23/2019 4:41:17 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    The mainstream media seemed to suffer a collective shock Friday evening after the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller handed its final report of its Russia investigation to the Department of Justice. MSNBC host Chris Matthews seemed livid that neither President Trump, his children, nor his “henchmen” would face any criminal charges from the special counsel. “Maybe he missed the boat here,” Matthews said of Mueller. “Because we know about the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016, we know about the meeting at the cigar bar with Kilimnik [Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian political consultant]. My God, we know about all...
  • Dems' conference call grapples with Mueller report's unknowns

    03/23/2019 4:34:09 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/2019 | Gregg Re
    A top Senate Democrat on the Judiciary Committee conceded in a conference call with reporters Saturday that when the special counsel's principal findings are released by Attorney General William Barr, there may well be cause for celebration among President Trump's supporters -- many of whom have stood by the president for more than two years amid a torrent of unproven allegations that the Trump campaign illegally conspired with Russia in the 2016 election. "It's the end of the beginning but it's not the beginning of the end," Delaware Democrat Sen. Chris Coons said, echoing his party's strategy of moving forward...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Still Hasn’t Paid Tax Bill From Failed Business Venture

    03/23/2019 4:28:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    AP via NY Post ^ | 03/23/19 | Isabel Vincent
    Democratic darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez still hasn’t paid a six-year-old tax bill left over from a failed business venture. Weeks after The Post alerted the freshman Congresswoman’s office to the outstanding tax lien from 2012, she still hasn’t paid it, state records show. Brook Avenue Press, a company set up in the Bronx to publish books about city children, owes $1,877.56 in unpaid corporate taxes. The state slapped the company with a warrant on July 6, 2017, two months after Ocasio-Cortez announced her candidacy to run against Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley for the district that encompasses parts of Queens and The...
  • Levi’s CEO: Don’t Put Your Jeans In The Washing Machine

    03/23/2019 4:00:36 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 106 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Match 22, 2019 | Jade Scipioni
    Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh admitted on CNN Business’ Markets Now that he still hasn’t washed his now decade-old pair of jeans. And he doesn’t plan to, either. He also slammed the old wives’ tale about freezing your jeans to preserve the color and shape. “If it’s the pair I’m thinking of, he will spot treat them or worst case hand wash if needed. But never in the washing machine,” a Levi’s spokesperson said.
  • Brexit: Govt preparing to enter 'very high readiness mode' for no deal

    03/23/2019 3:58:17 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 28 replies
    Sky News ^ | 22 March 2019 | Deborah Haynes
    The armed forces have activated a team in a nuclear-proof bunker under the Ministry of Defence as the government prepares next Monday to enter "very high readiness mode" for a no-deal Brexit, Sky News can reveal. A number of war games have been conducted to help ready commanders for dealing with a range of possible eventualities in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • Nile Shipwreck Discovery Proves Herodotus Right

    03/23/2019 3:53:54 PM PDT · by wildbill · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/23/1918 | Staff
    In the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt and wrote of unusual river boats on the Nile. Twenty-three lines of his Historia, the ancient world’s first great narrative history, are devoted to the intricate description of the construction of a “baris”. For centuries, scholars have argued over his account because there was no archaeological evidence that such ships ever existed. Now there is. A “fabulously preserved” wreck in the waters around the sunken port city of Thonis-Heracleion has revealed just how accurate the historian was.
  • Hackers crack Tesla Model 3 in competition, Tesla gives them the car

    03/23/2019 3:31:13 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 39 replies
    Electrek ^ | 23 Mar 2019 | Fred Lambert
    Tesla is the first automaker to participate in a Pwn2Own hacking event, which is run by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI). The event happened in Vancouver this week and a team of two hackers managed to find an exploit on the last day of competition. Over the past 4 years, Tesla has been running a bug bounty program and according to sources familiar with the effort, the company has given away hundreds of thousands in rewards to hackers who exposed vulnerabilities in its system
  • At least six killed in blasts as Kabul marks Persian New Year AFP | Kabul

    03/23/2019 3:15:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Business Standard of India ^ | March 21, 2019 15:15 IST
    At least six killed in blasts as Kabul marks Persian New Year Serial blasts hit New Year celebrations in Kabul 6 die as blasts hit Kabul New Year celebrations Afghan official: 3 explosions target Shiite shrine in Kabul IS suspects behind Kabul twin bombing arrested: Officials Huge explosion rocks Kabul, casualties feared: Officials At least six people were killed by blasts in Kabul Thursday during Persian New Year celebrations in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital, authorities said, in the latest violence to hit the war-torn city. "Twenty-three were wounded and six people were martyred (killed) in today's explosions...
  • Twin bombing at Afghan ceremony kills 4, including official

    03/23/2019 3:07:06 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    Business Standard of India ^ | March 23, 2019 17:05 IST
    A twin bombing at a public ceremony in southern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least four people, including a provincial official, and wounded more than 30, officials said. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, said the bombings targeted a celebration of Farmer's Day in a sports stadium in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. Mohammad Khan Nasrat, the economic director of Helmand, was among those killed in the attack, the government said in a statement. Zwak said 31 other people were wounded in the blasts, including provincial council members and provincial security officials, but he said none were...
  • Thousands in Germany protest planned EU internet reforms

    03/23/2019 3:07:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 23, 2019
    Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest planned European Union copyright reforms that they fear will lead to online censorship. […] The most controversial section would require companies such as YouTube and Facebook to take responsibility for copyrighted material that’s uploaded to their platforms. Proponents say the new rules will help ensure authors, artists and journalists are paid. Opponents claim they could restrict freedom of speech, hamper online creativity and force websites to install filters. …
  • More than half of young people in the US are single, survey finds

    03/23/2019 3:04:37 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 91 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 22, 2019 | Catherine Thorbecke
    Lonely millennials, you are not alone! A new survey found that over half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 do not have a romantic partner. In spite of the recent rise of dating apps, more young people than ever remain single, according to data released by the General Social Survey from researchers at the University of Chicago.