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  • Child pornography reason behind Sunspot Observatory closure, according to court documents

    09/19/2018 7:49:44 PM PDT · by McGruff · 58 replies
    KTSM ^ | Sep 19, 2018 | Aaron Bracamontes
    A federal search warrant reveals that Sunspot Solar Observatory was shut down as FBI agents conducted computer forensic searches for child pornography. The source of child pornography was traced to an IP address used at the observatory and a source within the building observed a computer with "not good" images on it, the warrant states. An investigation by the FBI revealed that a janitor is the main suspect in the search, however he has not been charged with a crime even though his name in on the warrant. The warrant states the suspect would use the observatory Wifi and a...
  • Harvard will provide free menstrual products to ‘menstruators’ on campus

    09/13/2018 8:17:03 PM PDT · by jonascord · 46 replies
    The College Fix ^ | September 12, 2018 | Daniel Payne
    Harvard will now supply free tampons and pads in its residence halls, a decision that comes after an extensive effort by campus menstrual activists. Over the summer Harvard College “worked with House building managers to install a [menstrual product] dispenser in each upperclassman House and freshman yard that will provide tampons and pads,” The Harvard Crimson reports.
  • East Austin activists push to create a new school district

    09/05/2018 9:31:49 AM PDT · by Levy78 · 18 replies
    KXAN Austin ^ | September 5 | Sally Hernandez
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Advocates say the Austin Independent School District is not doing enough to help Black and Latino students succeed in east Austin schools. On Wednesday, parents and community activists released a list of demands of AISD, including allowing east Austin to form its own school district. The group outlined three specific actions it wants from AISD: AISD must do all in its power to improve the academic achievement of its minority students. The district is currently not doing this. The compensation and benefits for teachers of minority students, particularly those in Title I schools, must be substantially upgraded...
  • You’re Surrounded Mr. Mueller, Give Yourself Up; The Truth is Becoming Too Big To Hide

    08/19/2018 9:40:08 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 23 replies
    Rouge State ^ | Posted at 9:52 am on August 19, 2018 | Elizabeth Vaughn // by Elizabeth Vaughn =
    Anyone who’s ever worked on a jigsaw puzzle knows that the process is tedious in the beginning. First, we place all the similar colored pieces in small groups, try various configurations and then we see how two groups might fit together and so on. At a certain point, the progress becomes faster until finally, a picture starts to emerge. Thanks to the painstaking efforts of lawmakers such as Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), the release of the DOJ Inspector General’s report in June and the tireless pursuit of documents by Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, a...
  • Watergate had tapes. Trump has tweets.

    08/08/2018 5:20:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    vox ^ | 08/06/2018 | Ezra Klein
    he Watergate tapes stand as one of the stunning, implausible twists of American history. Nixon confessed his crimes and recorded himself in the process. Who does that? In their book The Final Days, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein write, “the single thread that linked the problems together was the President’s tapes. The lawyers represented a President who had bugged himself, who had blurted his secrets into hidden microphones. They had not yet heard the tapes, nor seen any transcripts of them. The President would not permit it. They were told to mount a defense, but were not given the information...
  • Small number of 'slowpokes' cited so far, but police say new law improves safety (Idaho)

    07/31/2018 3:43:30 PM PDT · by Boomer · 105 replies
    Idaho Press ^ | 7/30/2018 | Emily Lowe
    Only two Idaho drivers have been cited for driving too slowly in the fast lane since the state’s new “slowpoke” law took effect July 1. Three other drivers got warnings that they better go the speed limit in the left lane or scoot over. Those numbers, current as of July 27, are from the Idaho State Police, which patrols the state’s highways. Tickets for speeding during that time frame — numbering 2,495 — far surpass these five cases of impeding fast-lane traffic. Even so, the new law gives troopers another tool to keep roads safer, said bill sponsor Rep. Lance...
  • Mysterious Map Emerges at the Dawn of the Egyptian Civilization and Depicts Antarctica Without Ice –

    07/26/2018 11:00:36 AM PDT · by wildbill · 61 replies
    Ancient Origens.net ^ | July 2018 | Rand Ath
    On a chilly winter day in 1929, Halil Edhem, the Director of Turkey's National Museum, was hunched over his solitary task of classifying documents. He pulled towards him a map drawn on Roe deer skin. As Halil opened the chart to its full dimensions (two feet by three feet wide or 60 X 90 cm) he was surprised by how much of the New World was depicted on a map which dated from 1513. The document was the legacy of a pirate turned Turkish Admiral, Piri Reis ( circa 1470-1554). He was born in Gallipoli, a naval base on the...
  • Mueller examining Trump tweets as part of possible obstruction (Inspector Clouseau is trying)

    07/26/2018 9:52:52 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 41 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 07/26/18 | Greg Robb
    The special counsel, Robert Mueller, is examining tweets from President Donald Trump about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the former FBI director James Comey to see if they played a part in attempts to obstruct the Russia investigation, according to the New York Times on Thursday. The report, which cites three people briefed on the matter, said Mueller wants to question the president about the tweets. Privately, some of Trump's lawyers think Mueller will make a case for interference with the probe by tying together some of the president's actions and tweets, the report said.
  • 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
    abc7ny.com ^ | 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...