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Authorities: 6 injured after lightning strike
during PGA TOUR Championship in Atlanta
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Posted by NorthernDog 8/24/2019 8:15:49 PM Post Reply
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Six people are recovering after a lightning strike at East Lake Golf Club in DeKalb County Saturday afternoon. The strike happened at the course near the 16th tee. The golf club is currently hosting the PGA TOUR Championship, the final of the FedEx Cup. Officials suspended play around 4:17 p.m. The strike occurred around 4:45 p.m. Authorities haven't released the conditions of the victims or if they were directly struck. However, NBC has received reports that of the people taken from the scene, none received life-threatening injuries. DeKalb County officials said the youngest victim is
End of the Peer Show replies
Posted by earlybird 8/24/2019 8:11:35 PM Post Reply
Dr Tim Ball appears to have won the long legal jihad launched against him by climate mullah Michael E Mann. Because his court follows "the English rule" as opposed to the stinkeroo "American rule", the loser (Mann) will have to pay costs - which is as it should be after a decade of entirely meritless litigation. But what if there's a more effective way to silence your critics? Say, by proving scientifically that they should be expelled from polite society. Nature, founded in 1869, is generally regarded (with Science) as one of the two most prestigious peer-reviewed journals in the world. (Snip) its distinguished past lends an undeserved imprimatur to its
Israel thwarted Iranian armed drone attack replies
Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 8/24/2019 8:01:34 PM Post Reply
IDF fighter jets recently targeted a number of terror targets in Aqraba, Syria, southeast of Damascus. The IDF has confirmed multiple strikes against Iranian targets outside Damascus following Intelligence that Iran was planning to launch armed drones at northern Israel. The strike targeted Iranian Quds Force operatives and Shiite militias which were preparing to advance attack plans targeting sites in Israel from within Syria over the last few days. The thwarted attack included plans to launch a number of armed drones intended to be used to strike Israeli sites.
Michael Mann, creator of the infamous global
warming ‘hockey stick,’ loses lawsuit
against climate skeptic, ordered to pay
defendant’s costs
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Posted by DVC 8/24/2019 7:27:18 PM Post Reply
Michael Mann, a climatologist at Penn State University, is the creator of the “hockey stick graph” that appears to show global temperatures taking a noticeable swing upward in the era when humanity has been burning fossil fuels and dumping CO2 into the atmosphere. The graph was first published in 1998, prominently featured in the 2001 UN Climate Report, and formed part of Al Gore’s 2006 movie, An Inconvenient Truth.
Joe Biden Sure Has Had
A Lot Of 'Gaffes' Lately
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Posted by DanvilleBill 8/24/2019 7:23:36 PM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden had another 'gaffe' yet again on the campaign trail on Saturday. This time the 76-year-old told media how much he loved being in the state of Vermont...except, he was actually in New Hampshire. This is just the latest in a litany of verbal miscues he has had so far on the presidential campaign trail. The GOP's Steve Guest picked up the Vermont mistake and shared a video of it on Twitter. "I’ve been here a number of times...I love this place.
'He's scared of us': Tlaib suggests
Trump is threatened by 'the squad'
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Posted by Imright 8/24/2019 7:02:16 PM Post Reply
Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib asserted that President Trump is threatened by her and other ultra-liberal congresswomen often referred to as "the squad."Tlaib was speaking out after her trip to Israel was abruptly canceled earlier this month."It’s been very clear to me, especially this last week, that he’s scared of us,” Tlaib said. “He’s afraid of women of color … because we’re not afraid of him and we’re not afraid to speak up and say that we have a white supremacist in the White House who has a hate agenda. He’s afraid because we have a real agenda
Recreational marijuana could become legal
in Florida. How should the governor act?
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Posted by Hazymac 8/24/2019 5:49:52 PM Post Reply
Fueled by fear and rancor, civility has gone AWOL, which in turn has sparked a crusade toward direct democracy that elevates the wants of today over the needs of tomorrow. In the epicenter of this movement is Florida, America’s melting pot, which may soon be turning to pot in a way that could realign politics for generations to come. Legal in 11 states, decriminalized in 20, and potentially headed to ballot in a dozen more, fresh surveys show that making recreational marijuana legal – with strict restraints and regulations in play -- is already favored by two out of three Floridians. While this sea change would have seemed wholly unimaginable
How the world’s first quintuplets
were exploited in a human zoo
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Posted by Imright 8/24/2019 5:39:23 PM Post Reply
It was a typical playground — if you ignored the barbed wire and bizarre signs:“PLEASE COOPERATE; SILENCE IS REQUESTED.”“NO PHOTOGRAPHS ALLOWED TO BE TAKEN OF THE CHILDREN.” The children in question were the internationally famous Dionne quintuplets, the first-ever five identical siblings to survive infancy. Four times a day the girls waddled into their private playground to shovel in a sandbox or wade through baby pools as thousands of onlookers gawked at the spectacle.
Beaten and burned: Records
detail what awaited men lured by
woman’s Facebook messages
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Posted by Hazymac 8/24/2019 5:34:26 PM Post Reply
PLANT CITY — They set the trap on Facebook, and one day in early June, a victim took the bait. The man who showed up at the ranch-style home at 902 W Risk St. came to meet a dark-haired, dark-eyed woman named Carina who’d sent a Facebook message inviting him to hang out, court documents say. She was waiting in the driveway and invited the man inside. Over the next several hours, the man would be beaten, burned with cigarettes and forced to hand over hundreds of dollars in cash, the documents say. Plant City Police on Thursday announced the recent arrests of four suspects who investigators say are responsible
Biden on voters worried about his
age: 'I say if they're concerned,
don't vote for me'
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Posted by Imright 8/24/2019 5:28:16 PM Post Reply
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden responded to concerns from voters about his age during a brief press gathering on Saturday in New Hampshire."I say if they're concerned, don't vote for me," Biden, 76, said to reporters. (Tweet) Biden has faced criticism for his age and stamina since the launch of his campaign in April. Recent polling released by CNN shows that Biden still leads the pack of Democratic candidates by double digits, but some have raised concerns about Biden's consistent speech gaffes.
Alec Baldwin: Trump Wants
to Kill America
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Posted by Imright 8/24/2019 5:16:11 PM Post Reply
Actor Alec Baldwin has suggested that President Donald Trump has been trying to destroy America but that he has become “scared” after realizing he is unable to do so. The 61-year-old, who has spent the last couple years playing Trump on the iconic comedy show Saturday Night Live, argued that the combination of Trump’s mental state and general incompetence had proved “devastating” for the country.“Trump’s been in office for a while now. Incompetent is one thing. Nuts is another. Both in combination are devastating,” Baldwin said.
25 common sense truths that you’re
no longer supposed to say
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Posted by Imright 8/24/2019 5:09:02 PM Post Reply
America is turning into such an intolerant, victim-centered, outrage-based, politically correct, that joke isn’t funny, how dare you hold an opposite opinion-centered culture, that a lot of people are afraid to tell you the truth anymore. It’s easier for people to sometimes just keep their heads down and hope that the outrage mob will pick another victim. But, unfortunately, when people become afraid to speak the truth, common sense can die in the darkness because everyone is caught up in saying what we’re “supposed to” believe instead. An America that encourages free speech, discourages censorship and believes in a free exchange of ideas will ALWAYS be superior
Father-of-three Illinois state trooper,
33, is shot and killed while serving
a search warrant in a neighborhood
known for being 'dangerous'
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Posted by Imright 8/24/2019 4:59:12 PM Post Reply
An Illinois State Police trooper died from wounds suffered early Friday while executing a search warrant in East St. Louis.Trooper Nicholas Hopkins, 33, of Waterloo, a 10-year veteran of the force, was wounded during an exchange of gunfire while serving the warrant at an East St. Louis home, said State Police Acting Director Brendan Kelly. He later died at a hospital.After the shooting, police surrounded the home and arrested three people. Police remained on the scene throughout the day,
3 ship commanders fired in
2 days, raising questions about
Navy's 'zero-error tolerance' culture
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Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 8/24/2019 4:48:52 PM Post Reply
The second-in-command of a Navy submarine was fired this week, making him the third senior leader of a ship to be dismissed in two days. Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Cebik was removed Monday from his position as executive officer of the USS Jimmy Carter over concerns regarding his personal judgment. Two other senior officers were removed for the same thing Tuesday. (Snip) The spate of firings comes as the Navy continues to implement reforms following two high-profile collisions involving the USS John McCain and USS Fitzgerald in 2017. Investigations into the accidents found that inadequate leadership and subpar training contributed, sparking a major internal review and 117 changes across the fleet.
Donald and Melania Trump join Brigitte
and Emanuel Macron for lighthouse dinner
in Biarritz as G7 formally gets under way
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Posted by Imright 8/24/2019 4:43:17 PM Post Reply
Donald Trump is not a classic American diplomat — but he makes a classic U.S. entrance. He and first lady Melania Trump arrived at a Saturday evening dinner in Biarritz in a two-car motorcade, with teams of security guards in tow, after every other visiting leader and their partners had entered the first official event of this year's G7 summit. They were greeted on the spot by the French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, who sought to make them comfortable with affectionate back pats and intimate hand holding. Their quiet conversation wasn't picked up by microphones, but President Trump appeared
Russian capsule carrying robot
fails space station docking
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Posted by Imright 8/24/2019 4:39:03 PM Post Reply
MOSCOW—A Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station.A statement from the Russian space agency Roscosmos said the failure on Saturday was because of problems in the docking system. It said the space station itself and the six-person crew are safe.Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin said on Twitter that a new docking attempt would be made on Tuesday.The capsule was launched Thursday as part of tests of a new rocket that is expected to replace the Soyuz-FG next year.It is carrying a robot called Fedor, which will perform two weeks of tests aboard the space station.
Yikes! Fewer People Today Consider Themselves
Democrat than When Trump was Elected
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Posted by Imright 8/24/2019 4:30:28 PM Post Reply
The last two years have been hard on America-hating Democrats.Open borders, lawlessness and socialism are not big selling points for the liberal party.There are less Democrats today than when Donald Trump was elected US President on November 8, 2016. According to Gallup. .On November 9-14 2016 30% of Americans considered themselves Democrat.Today, August 24, 2019 only 27% of Americans consider themselves a Democrat.
Court of Appeals judge found dead in Albany replies
Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 8/24/2019 3:48:14 PM Post Reply
Albany, GA - Judge Stephen Goss was found dead Saturday morning on the 600 block of Greenwood Drive. Albany police were dispatched to the area around 8:11 a.m. where they found Goss, 60, in a wooded area behind the residence dead from a gunshot wound, according to police. Judge Goss was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve as a judge on the Court of Appeals of Georgia on August 1, 2018. Foul play is not suspected at this time, according to police. This is an active and ongoing investigation. This is a developing story and we will update as more information becomes available.
Don't Panic: Amazon Burning
Is Mostly Farms, Not Forests
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Posted by Pluperfect 8/24/2019 3:35:00 PM Post Reply
"A picture is worth a thousand words" is one of the dumbest aphorisms ever coined. Speaking as a former television producer, I'd say a picture takes a thousand words to explain. Take this much-circulated NASA satellite photo showing vast smoke plumes over the Amazon region:(Snip for photo)Combined with a report from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research that says the agency had detected 39,194 fires in the region, a 77 percent jump up from the same period in 2018, that picture has launched alarmed headlines around the world. "Amazon rainforest is burning at an unprecedented rate," declares CNN.
US pursuing Iranian oil tanker
'under terrorist command' to Turkey
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Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 8/24/2019 3:34:31 PM Post Reply
An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the US amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey early Saturday (local time) after Greece said it wouldn't risk its relations with America by aiding it. The crew of the Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, updated its listed destination in its Automatic Identification System to Mersin, Turkey, a port city in the country's south and home to an oil terminal. However, mariners can input any destination into the AIS, so Turkey may not be its true destination. Mersin is some 200 kilometres northwest of a refinery in Baniyas, Syria,
Enforcement Works replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/24/2019 3:29:53 PM Post Reply
Burien, Washington, a working-class city of 50,000 near Seattle, has adopted a new approach to homelessness. Like all cities in the Puget Sound region, Burien has struggled with chronic homelessness, addiction, and public camping in recent years. But this spring, after increasing public outcry over encampments and their trash and discarded needles, the city’s leadership embarked on an ambitious new program to enforce the law against such public sites. The initiative began by chance. Last winter, local business owner Martin Barrett, brainstorming ways to improve the city’s business climate, hired an organizer to walk door-to-door asking small-business owners their concerns. The organizer spoke with more than 100 owners, representing
Piers Morgan: Populism Is Rising
Because Liberals Have Become Unbearable
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Posted by Pluperfect 8/24/2019 3:25:38 PM Post Reply
Piers Morgan is interviewed by Ben Shapiro and talks celebrity, the news media, Trump, liberals, gun control, and much more. PIERS MORGAN: Populism is rising because liberals have become unbearable. In my core, I'm probably more liberal than not although fundamentally I see myself as a journalist and I like to see both sides and I can argue both sides of all these things, but liberals have become utterly, pathetically illiberal and it is a massive problem. What's the point of calling yourself a liberal if you don't allow anyone else to have a different view? This snowflake
Trump is right not to play 'Beijing'
games' amid escalating NK tensions,
China expert says
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Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 8/24/2019 3:19:55 PM Post Reply
Asian affairs expert Gordon Chang praised President Trump's aggressive stance towards China, indicating that he likely won't make the same mistakes that previous administrations did in including the nation in negotiations with North Korea. "There's a lot to criticize Trump on North Korea but the one thing he's done right is he's not played Beijing's game," Chang said during Thursday's "Hemmer Time" podcast. Chang said that Trump departed from previous practice by pushing China "to the side" -- excluding them from the room during talks with the Hermit Kingdom.
Official says Semenya is a man replies
Posted by Hazymac 8/24/2019 2:59:48 PM Post Reply
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) treasurer José María Odriozola has weighed into the Caster Semenya row by reportedly describing the South African as “biologically a man”. The Spaniard, professor of biochemistry, allegedly made the comments in an interview with Sport Magazine as he defended the world governing body regarding their controversial stance on the double Olympic 800 metres champion. Semenya lost a landmark case against the IAAF at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in May, which means she will have to take medication to reduce her testosterone levels if she wants to continue running on the world stage. The 28-year-old middle-distance athlete was attempting to block new rules
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