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  • Chirlane McCray’s traveling is costing taxpayers thousands October 15, 2018

    10/16/2018 9:26:25 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 15, 2018 | Rich Calder, Ruth Weissmann and Ruth Brown
    It’s a big country, and Chirlane McCray is intent on seeing it — on the taxpayers’ dime. Records show McCray, who was a stay-at-home first lady during Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first 16 months, has been making up for lost time.
  • It's time to end women's sports

    10/16/2018 9:01:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 16, 2018 | Selwyn Duke
    It's time to end women's sports – especially since they're not just "women's" sports anymore. A case in point is "Rachel" McKinnon, Ph.D., a man masquerading as a woman (MMW), or a "transgender," as the enlighteners say, who just won a women's masters cycling event. As The Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft (almost) put it, he "whooped them little girls." McKinnon isn't alone, as many MMW have won women's sporting events during the last decade. To name just a few, a 55-year-old MMW won a women's long-drive competition (golf) in 2008. Last year, a 39-year-old MMW won a women's weightlifting event....
  • Ex-UN leader helps launch climate ‘adaptation’ initiative

    10/16/2018 8:46:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associatied Press ^ | Oct. 16, 2018 11:35 AM EDT | Mike Corder
    Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for a sense of urgency Tuesday as he launched a new commission that aims to accelerate and expand ways the world can prepare for climate change. “Without urgent adaptation action, we risk undermining food, energy and water security for decades to come,” Ban told guests as the Global Commission on Adaptation got underway in The Hague. The commission’s mandate is to encourage the development of measures to manage the effects of climate change through technology, planning and investment. Ban is leading the group with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and World Bank CEO Kristalina...
  • Old-Growth Forests May Help Songbirds Cope With Warming Climate [your tax dollars at "work"]

    10/14/2018 4:57:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    NPR ^ | October 14, 20189:44 AM ET
    Research by Oregon State's Betts and Sarah Frey found warblers declined in areas with young forests, including those replanted after clear-cut logging. But hermit warblers are doing better in other areas. "In landscapes that had more older forest, their population declines were lowered, or even reversed, even though the climate has been warming," Frey says. The Pacific Northwest has had a decades-long push to preserve its old-growth forests, and the warblers thrived in them. That suggests these forests somehow shielded them from the ill effects of rising temperatures. The question is why, and that is where this new study comes...
  • Boston Dynamics hands Atlas a parkour repertoire

    10/14/2018 7:51:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | October 13, 2018 | Nancy Owano
    What is parkour? It has its roots in military obstacle course training, No assistive equipment. Plenty of reasons to fall over and give up. This is a training discipline that sets a complex environment where requirements include such movements as running, climbing, vaulting, jumping and crawling. Atlas in the video is wonderful in jumping, showing excellent control. How Atlas achieves such balance: computer vision serves to locate itself with respect to visible markers on the approach, hitting terrain accurately. The team said that "The control software uses the whole body including legs, arms and torso, to marshal the energy and...
  • 'Gay penguins' to raise first chick; given foster egg at Sydney aquarium

    10/14/2018 7:23:04 AM PDT · by ETL · 24 replies
    The Sun ^ | Oct 13, 2018 | Patrick Knox
    A gay penguin couple have started a family after it was decided to let them have an egg to nurture. Sphen and Magic have become so inseparable they have been allowed to start a nest with each other in Sea Life, in Sydney, Australia. The same-sex couple - collectively known as Sphengic - began forging an intense relationship with each other just before breeding season got underway. The Gento penguins could be seen waddling in tandem and swimming alongside and were so close it was decided to let them adopt.But before this they were given antenatal classes.This entailed the flightless birds...
  • Emotional Support Squirrel Lady Is Suing Frontier

    10/13/2018 9:45:44 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 39 replies
    Passenger Cindy Torok relies on her emotional squirrel, Daisy, to deal with her anxiety. She`ll fit in the palm of my hand. I can cover her up with my other hand. She gives you kisses. She shares that when flight attendants discovered her squirrel, they asked her to exit the plane immediately. When she refused, they warned they would just de-board everyone else instead. Torok responded: OK deboard them! But I am taking my squirrel with me…You will not take my baby from me! If you’re wondering how she got through security in the first place, she claims the TSA...
  • US Marines reveal plans for plasma crowd control weapon temporarily blind and even burn them

    10/13/2018 7:34:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 82 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Mark Prigg
    Full Title: "US Marines reveal plans for plasma crowd control weapon that can shout at people from 3,000 feet away - then be 'turned up' to temporarily blind and even burn them" The weapon can produce a range of effects. At the lowest setting, the weapon can produce speech, and it will be able to warn people upto 1,000m away by delivering voice messages. When it gets closer, the weapon will deliver a 'Flash-bang effect' by sending an 'acoustic blast of ~ 165+ dB at minimum distance of 100 meters'. It will also be able to send a 'Flash blind...
  • Maduro says Trump administration wants to have him killed

    10/12/2018 7:06:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 11, 2018 9:25 PM | Corina Pons, Eric Beech, Alexandra Ulmer
    Socialist Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro accused the Trump administration on Thursday of seeking to assassinate him, as relations strain between the ideologically opposed nations. […] Washington has imposed sanctions on Venezuela, denouncing Maduro as a dictator who has quashed human rights and triggered an economic meltdown. The White House accused Maduro’s government on Wednesday of involvement in the death of a jailed Venezuelan politician whom authorities say killed himself but whom opposition parties say was murdered. Maduro, a former bus driver and union leader, said in a televised broadcast on Thursday night the United States had asked the government in...
  • Male rapist who identifies as ‘female’ gets life sentence after assaults in women’s prison

    10/12/2018 7:01:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 12, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    WEST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom, October 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A biologically male rapist who “identifies” as a woman has received a life sentence for sexually assaulting four female inmates at an all-female facility, as well as for his previous offenses. Stephen Wood, a 52-year-old man and convicted sex offender and pedophile who now goes by the name "Karen White,” was incarcerated at the all-female New Hall Prison. He had previously pled guilty for raping one woman in 2003 and another in 2016, and was awaiting sentencing for stabbing a neighbor last year. Soon after arriving at the facility, he allegedly...
  • Witches Plan To Gather In Brooklyn To Curse Kavanaugh And The Patriarchy

    10/12/2018 6:10:50 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 51 replies
    Occultists in Brooklyn are inviting practitioners of witchcraft to place a hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the patriarchy. Catland, an establishment that describes itself as “Brooklyn’s premiere occult bookshop & spiritual community space,” recently issued an invitation on Facebook which read, “Please join us for a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh, upon all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them.” “We are embracing witchcraft’s true roots as the magik [sic] of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised and it’s [sic] history as often the only weapon, the only means of exacting justice...
  • Rosie O’Donnell Reportedly Engaged to Worcester Police Girlfriend (barf alert)

    10/12/2018 3:45:02 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 66 replies ^ | 10/12/2018 | Staff
    Actress Rosie O’Donnell might just be engaged to Worcester Police officer Elizabeth Rooney, according to reports. Rooney, 33, and O’Donnell, 56, have been reportedly dating for about a year, and went public with their relationship in November of 2017 after O'Donnell's second marriage ended in divorce. According to the Dailey Mail, O’Donnell proposed to Rooney over the summer, but kept it quiet due to Rooney’s job with the Worcester Police. This would be Rooney’s first marriage, after she updated her Instagram profile to show a ring next to the letter "R."
  • Thanks for not raping us, all you ‘good men.’ But it’s not enough.

    10/12/2018 1:06:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 120 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2018 | Victoria Bissell Brown
    I yelled at my husband last night. Not pick-up-your-socks yell. Not how-could-you-ignore-that-red-light yell. This was real yelling. This was 30 minutes of from-the-gut yelling. Triggered by a small, thoughtless, dismissive, annoyed, patronizing comment. Really small. A micro-wave that triggered a hurricane. I blew. Hard and fast. And it terrified me. I’m still terrified by what I felt and what I said. I am almost 70 years old. I am a grandmother. Yet in that roiling moment, screaming at my husband as if he represented every clueless male on the planet (and I every angry woman of 2018), I announced that...
  • 'What exactly is this?' Mysterious light is spotted in the night skies of China

    10/12/2018 1:45:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Uk Daily Mail ^ | 12 October 2018 | Kelsey Cheng
    A mysterious light was spotted in China last night, leaving residents baffled. Witnesses shared pictures and videos of an identified object appearing to light up the night sky like a massive torch, seen above the regions of Beijing, Chongqing, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia at about 6:45pm local time. A UFO expert claimed that the footage looked like the trail of a rocket motor. … A military magazine editor and blogger by the name of Weaponmagazine-Xiaoning said the footage could be of Chinese military testing a top secret hypersonic aircraft, DF-ZF. The hypersonic glide vehicle was previously known by the Pentagon...
  • Secretary Hillary Clinton unveils statue of Eleanor Roosevelt and becomes Honorary Fellow

    10/12/2018 1:03:48 AM PDT · by gasport · 26 replies
    One old hag honors another.
  • Neil Patrick Harris says Whoopi Goldberg promised him sex

    10/11/2018 4:18:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 80 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | October 11, 2018 | By Derrick Bryson Taylor
    Neil Patrick Harris and Whoopi Goldberg had an awkward exchange on Wednesday’s episode of “The View.” The actor talked about working with Goldberg on “Clara’s Heart” in 1988 and recalled an exchange that caught him off-guard. “You know, I did my first movie ever with Whoopi Goldberg. A movie called ‘Clara’s Heart,’” Harris said. “She told me, I was 15, 16 years old, she told me on my last day of shooting that in 10 years’ time she was going to have sex with me,” he said. The audience erupted with a mixture of shock and laughter. Goldberg, 62, who...
  • UN Says Climate Genocide Is Coming. It’s Actually Worse Than That.

    10/11/2018 10:27:47 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 43 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 10/10/2018 | By David Wallace-Wells
    You now have permission to freak out ~snip~ The New York Times declared that the report showed a “strong risk” of climate crisis in the coming decades; in Grist, Eric Holthaus wrote that “civilization is at stake.” If you are alarmed by those sentences, you should be — they are horrifying. But it is, actually, worse than that — considerably worse. That is because the new report’s worst-case scenario is, actually, a best case. In fact, it is a beyond-best-case scenario. What has been called a genocidal level of warming is already our inevitable future. The question is how much...
  • Creepy or convenient? Facebook’s new Portal smart display follows you around the room

    10/08/2018 8:48:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    The social media giant today introduced two devices, which are both Amazon Alexa smart speakers with video displays. The Portal and Portal+ are hands-free devices with cameras and microphones for video calls to Facebook friends. As you might have guessed, a Facebook account is required. If another person joins you on the call, everyone will always be in the frame. “Both models are designed to make you feel closer to the important people in your life, and make video chats seem less like a call and more like you’re actually in the same room,” according to a Facebook press release....
  • Texas K9 cop attacks handler, shot dead by officer in Waco

    10/08/2018 4:53:25 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 48 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | Oct 05, 2018 | Strm Gifford
    Police officers in Texas had a double dose of Friday drama when they arrived at a home to serve a search warrant and their accompanying K9 dog attacked a cop instead of the perp!
  • Twitter: Hillary Clinton Still With the Coughing

    10/08/2018 2:35:54 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 94 replies
    Here is Mrs Clinton, spluttering her way through Mansfield College and asking for a glass of water