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  • Pilot tells passengers to pray after plane starts shaking violently

    06/25/2017 1:36:23 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 7 replies
    The Island Packet ^ | JUNE 25, 2017 2:42 PM | THOMAS OIDE
    There’s standard turbulence, and then there’s what AirAsia passengers experienced during a flight on Sunday morning. An AirAsia X flight to Malaysia from Perth, Austrailia, had to turn back after the A330 plane began shaking. The plane shook for nearly two hours while the plane flew back to Perth, according to CNN. Instagram user @maesaya posted a video of what the inside of the plane looked like after a reported “engine seizure,” according to ABC Online in Australia. “I thought I might die,” the caption read.

    06/25/2017 1:28:34 PM PDT · by ak267 · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-9-17 | Critiqued
    This is a video made by a Swedish woman. She is being straight up honest. She is a very brave and patriotic woman. I wish i knew her name to credit her.
  • James Hansen’s controversial sea level rise paper has now been published online

    06/25/2017 1:25:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/23/17 | Chris Mooney
    **SNIP** A lengthy, ambitious, and already contested paper by longtime NASA climate scientist James Hansen and 16 colleagues appeared online Thursday in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussion, an open-access journal published by the European Geosciences Union. The paper, entitled “Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that 2 ◦C global warming is highly dangerous” is now open for comment — peer review in this journal happens in public. And given how much attention the work has already received, it’s likely to generate plenty of comments from fellow scientists. The study raises...
  • Chinese internet users say ‘no’ to refugees from Middle East

    06/25/2017 1:19:06 PM PDT · by PGR88 · 5 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | June 24, 2017 | Liu Zhen
    An informal Weibo survey shows very few Chinese want door open to people fleeing chaos in region, amid rumours Beijing will change its policy Some 97 per cent of respondents in an informal online poll ­involving 150,000 Chinese said “no” to refugees, as rumours spread that Beijing would open the country’s door to displaced people from the Middle East. An internet user started the survey on Weibo by using its social media polling functions on Wednesday. Within a day, 150,000 respondents had voted and only 3,798 had said “yes” to receiving Middle Eastern refugees. The rumours about China taking in...
  • Burned Quran, Cut up Pages Left Outside Sacramento Area Mosques...

    06/25/2017 1:18:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    A burned Quran filled with bacon was found outside a Sacramento mosque Saturday, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said. It was hanging by a handcuff from a temporary fence outside the Masjid Annur Islamic Center. ... The center, which is the largest mosque in the greater Sacramento area, is next to a police station but it has been targeted in the past. Another center was targeted about 20 miles west in Davis, California. As Ramadan Taraweeh prayers were underway Friday, an individual dropped a "large quantity" of cut up pages of the Quran outside the Islamic Center of Davis, Sgt....
  • Construction team to deliver AZ's first P3 highway 3 years early

    06/25/2017 1:12:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | June 13, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Arizona Department of Transportation has reported that the public-private partnership (P3) constructing the $1.9 billion Phoenix-area Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway will deliver the project in late 2019, three years ahead of schedule, according to Equipment World.The P3's private component, Connect 202 Partners — which is made up of Fluor Enterprises, Granite Construction, Ames Construction and WSP — restructured the 22-mile project so that the last section could be built all at once instead of as nine separate projects as the state originally planned.This is the first time a P3 as been used for a highway project...
  • The Latest: 153 killed in Pakistan tanker fire

    06/25/2017 1:11:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    power source ^ | 06/25/2017
    An announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak sent scores of villagers racing to the scene to gather spilled fuel. ... The disaster occurred when hundreds of residents of a nearby village gathered at the site of an overturned oil tanker to collect the leaking fuel. It’s believed that a spark from the many cars and motorcycles that raced to the scene ignited the fuel.
  • Regents math test is easier to pass – thanks to low standards

    06/25/2017 1:06:47 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 25, 2017 | Susan Edelman
    It’s a tough test — but not so tough to pass. New York high-schoolers who took the Regents Common Core Algebra I exam this month had to earn just 27 of 86 points, or 31.4 percent, to pass. On the Regents grading scale, that gives them a minimum passing score of 65.
  • Thank God For No Term Limits: The Democrats Have a Little Impeachment Problem

    06/25/2017 1:00:36 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 6 replies
    US House of Representative records | June 25, 2017 | The Scumbucket Democrats of 1998-1999
    Examining the 1998 votes on the charge of "obstruction of justice" by Bill "The Pantload" Clinton, we see that 48 currently sitting Democrat members of Congress said that Clinton did NOT commit "obstruction", when he clearly did. Futhermore, 7 currently sitting Democrat US senators voted against the "obstruction of justice" charge when they were members of the US House of Representatives in 1998. This includes Chuck "Three Bites" Schumer, who got THREE bites at the "obstruction of justice" apple - once when he voted "no" on the House Judiciary Committee, again when he voted "no" as a member of the...
  • Three Men Get ‘Married’ in Colombia and There is No Slippery Slope

    06/25/2017 12:56:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    The Stream ^ | June 21, 2017 | Dr. Michael L. Brown
    In 2016, same-sex “marriage” was legalized in Colombia. One year later, the courts have now recognized a polyamorous “family” of three men. And there is no slippery slope. As reported by the Daily Mail: Actor Victor Hugo Prada and his two partners, sports instructor John Alejandro Rodriguez and journalist Manuel Jose Bermudez, have signed legal papers with a solicitor in the city of Medellin, establishing them as a family unit with inheritance rights. “We wanted to validate our household … and our rights, because we had no solid legal basis establishing us as a family,” said one of the men,...
  • Trump supporters hold sit-in at North Carolina Starbucks after woman mocked for shirt

    06/25/2017 12:54:15 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 31 replies
    Trump supporters flooded a North Carolina Starbucks on Saturday for a sit-in after they said a woman was mocked for wearing T-shirt supporting the president.
  • Chelsea Manning gets float spot in NYC Pride parade

    06/25/2017 12:47:52 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 25, 2017 | Gina Daidone and Linda Massarella
    Transgender army soldier Chelsea Manning – wearing a plaid frock and a broad smile – was one of 40,000 who marched in New York City’s 48th Gay Pride parade Sunday. Manning — sentenced to 25 years in prison after admitting to leaking more than 700,000 classified documents in 2013 but released from Leavenworth last month — was front and center on the ACLU car that wove its way through Manhattan.
  • Is Boston racist? Poll shows city is split — along racial lines

    06/25/2017 12:38:26 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 25, 2017 | Jim O'Sullivan
    Bostonians are fairly evenly divided over whether theirs is a racist town, 42 percent saying yes and 45 percent believing it is not, according to a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll. But, perhaps unsurprisingly, views vary dramatically among the races themselves. Fifty-seven percent of those who identify as black said the city is racist, compared with 37 percent of those who call themselves white. Hispanics fell in the middle, with 44 percent believing their hometown is racist.
  • Scarborough Releases Dystopian Rock Video of America in The Age of Trump

    06/25/2017 12:22:13 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For months, we’ve been chronicling Joe Scarborough’s increasingly anti-Trump statements. As Morning Joe host Scarborough called the president a “schmuck” and a “jackass,” and repeatedly questioned the president’s mental health, as here and here. Scarborough now appears to have hit rock-bottom [excuse the pun], with his release of a music video portraying Joe with co-host and fiancée Mika Brzezinski observing a nightmarish anti-Trump mash-up. View the video here.
  • Phil Donahue Rambles Aimlessly about His Trump Hostility

    06/25/2017 12:11:43 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 25, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Have you ever had an old grand-uncle that you haven't seen in ages and that you have almost completely forgotten about suddenly show up from out of nowhere? His return quickly reminds you why you originally found him so annoying since he is still obsessed about the same grudges upon which he still continues expounding in an aimless manner. In this case it is former liberal talk show host Phil Donahue who appeared with Brian Stelter on his CNN Reliable Sources show on June 25. Yes, it was the same old by the numbers predictable liberal Phil and, of course,...
  • AMD EPYC 7000 Series Architecture Overview for Non-CE or EE Majors

    06/25/2017 12:06:51 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies ^ | - June 20, 2017 | By Patrick Kennedy
    ************************EXCERPT********************************************* With the launch of AMD EPYC we can finally go into detail about the AMD architecture codenamed “Naples.” CPU design is extremely dense. The vast majority of people who use and purchase servers have very little need to know exactly how each architecture works. Likewise, those who use servers often just want to know will it work out of the box or will it be painful requiring hand compiling every bit of code at every turn.When we set out to do the AMD EPYC architecture piece as part of our launch content series, we realized that there are very...
  • It's okay to decorate a police car with rainbow flags, but not Bible verses

    06/25/2017 12:05:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2017 | Fox News
    It’s permissible in the United States to decorate police cars with rainbow flags to celebrate gay pride, but it’s not permissible to decorate police cars with Bible verses honoring law enforcement officers.
  • European Union Threatens Poland, Hungary [fake satire]

    06/25/2017 11:54:14 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Fake Satire ^ | 25 June 2017 | John Semmens
    The absence of Islamic terror attacks in Poland and Hungary has been attributed to these countries' refusal to take in an adequate portion of the flood of Muslim refugees that have swarmed into Europe over the last few years. The leaders of Hungary and Poland think this is a good thing. Hungarian Prime Minster Viktor Orban called these migrants "a poison" and said "every single migrant poses a public security and terror risk." Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydo called the European Union's policy of allowing mass migration from the Middle East "folly." EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos slammed the governments...
  • Gay Pride Marchers With Jewish Flags Told To Leave Chicago Parade

    06/25/2017 11:34:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 6/25/17 at 11:39 AM | Harriet Sinclair
    Jewish people celebrating LGBT Pride in Chicago were told not to display Star of David flags because other people found them “offensive.” The Jewish Star of David flag was banned from the city’s annual Dyke March celebrations, and several people carrying the flag were removed form the march because their presence “made people feel unsafe,” LGBT paper Windy City Times reported. The Dyke March is described by organizers as being a “more inclusive, more social justice-oriented” march than the city’s main Pride parade. One marcher, Laurel Grauer, said she was harassed by other Dyke March attendees before being told she...
  • Fake News: Stephanopoulos Claims Senate Bill Cuts Medicaid by $800 Billion

    06/25/2017 11:33:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | June 25, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    After Senate Republicans unveiled their ObamaCare replacement on Thursday, ABC smeared the bill during World News Tonight with claims that people were going to pay more for less and that Medicaid was being cut. On Sunday, Clinton lackey George Stephanopoulos took to his show, This Week to continue their smear campaign. “The President right there said no cuts in Medicaid … Why is the President going back on his promise,” he rudely yelled at Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway. According to Stephanopoulos, “A lot of senators have questions about the Senate bill. Particularly those cuts in Medicaid. More than $800 billion.”...