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  • "Frosty, the Snowman" by the Beach Boys for Harry Potter

    11/24/2017 10:21:11 AM PST · by mairdie
    Not into Harry? How about a Kaleidescope to "Lo How a Rose is Blooming" by the Trail Band? Items in the kaleidescope from the late Steve Grimes' machine shop. Steve made the videotapeable device.
  • _Trump Is Right. Chinese Car Makers Are Hosing America & It Must Stop Now

    11/24/2017 10:14:33 AM PST · by xzins · 4 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | November 22, 2017 | DCWhispers
    POTUS Trump speaks simple truths the Establishment Media chooses to ignore. These are truths that concern real jobs for real Americans that would help to lift up a struggling Middle Class. One of those truths is how China has economically raped the United States for decades costing millions of jobs, and likely trillions in economic growth. Mr. Trump is demanding this must end and he’s 100% correct as the following excerpt from The Weekly Standard makes abundantly clear: —————- China has announced that it will soon be marketing its cars in the United States. The People’s Republic is the largest...
  • McPeak speaks: Maverick Air Force chief completes trilogy of memoirs

    11/24/2017 10:12:58 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 1 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 22 Nov 1017 | Carl PrineCarl PrineContact Reporter
    By his own admission, Merrill “Tony” McPeak was the farthest thing from a faceless bureaucrat. The 14th chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. McPeak retired 23 years ago, capping a military career that began in 1957 after he graduated from San Diego State University. Recalled today as a gruff gadfly who tried to reshape the Air Force in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse, he recently returned to San Diego on a barnstorming book tour for “Roles and Missions,” the final memoir in a trilogy that began with “Hangar Flying” and “Below the Zone.” While those...
  • Longmire - Loved it, but its time to be done. (No Spoiler Posted)

    11/24/2017 10:10:25 AM PST · by super7man · 4 replies
    Vanity | 11/24/2017 | Super7man
    Just finished up Season 6 over the Thanksgiving week. Generally, I thought the characters were interesting and the clash of culture also made for interesting story telling. My only criticism would be all the stupid things the Sheriff's department did in Season 5. Nonetheless; great series and the timing of it coming to a close was just about right. (Unlike "Lost")
  • The History of Sex In America, Part 1

    11/24/2017 10:09:55 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 2 replies ^ | Nov 24, 2017 | Ann Coulter
    "Spotlight on sexual harassment moves victims to break silence" "Women Drawing the Line" "The Evolving Concept of Sexual Harassment" Thousands and thousands of headlines like these appeared in newspapers across the country -- back in 1991. Spare us the self-righteousness, millennials. Just as every new generation thinks it discovered sex, refusing to wonder how they came kicking and screaming into the world, apparently the new thing is for every generation to think it discovered sexual harassment. Historical note for my younger readers: George Washington didn't grab women's breasts or force them to watch him masturbate. There have been tectonic shifts...
  • Justin Trudeau apologizes to N.L. residential school survivors

    11/24/2017 10:09:35 AM PST · by jerod · 3 replies
    CBC News ^ | Nov 24, 2017 | By Geoff Bartlett
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized to former students of Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools on Friday, acknowledging his words alone are not enough to heal the wounds of the past. Standing before an audience of hundreds in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador Friday morning, Trudeau said the apology was long overdue, and a stain on the relationship between the Indigenous people of Newfoundland and Labrador and those non-Indigenous individuals who claimed to be educating them. "The treatment of Indigenous children in residential schools is a dark and shameful chapter in our country's history," he said in his address. "For...
  • If True…

    11/24/2017 9:54:20 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-24-17 | ohn Velisek
    If True…. Two little words with a significant meaning. In the case of Judge Roy Moore it could mean the difference of being elected as a Senator from Alabama, or having his years of service swept away from something that may have happened 30 years ago. Is this a smear campaign with little proof of what is purported to have happened. In today's divisive political atmosphere innocent until proven guilty depends on your political affiliation. The people of Alabama and Governor Kay Ivey have known Judge Roy Moore for his entire lifetime. They know that fabrications of the Washington elite,...
  • Congress has handed Trump a historic presidential victory [Grassley nixes blue slips]

    11/24/2017 9:45:48 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    President Donald Trump should give special thanks to two U.S. Senators this Thanksgiving weekend. One is still serving in the Senate, the other recently retired. One is a Republican. The other a Democrat. And what should President Trump be thanking them for? Quite simply they have handed him one of the biggest victories any president could claim in the past 45 years. Yes, this has happened even as one of the most widely covered stories of the past year has been President Trump's difficulties in working with Congress. The growing rift between him and Republican Senators John McCain, Jeff Flake,...
  • Britain buys Iron Dome for Falkland Islands

    11/24/2017 9:43:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 11/24/17 04:13 | Ben Ariel
    Britain has spent £78 million protecting the Falkland Islands with a new missile defense shield also used by Israel, Russia Today reported Thursday. The Falklands’ new Sky Sabre defense system is part of a £280-million renewal package for the islands announced by then-defense secretary Michael Fallon in 2015. The Sabre uses radar to track short-range rockets and can predict a missile’s path and blow it out of the sky before it reaches its target. The shield utilizes the same technology as Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system, which has shot down hundreds of rockets fired from Gaza. It will be fully...
  • Upside-Down Christmas Trees Are a Political Disgrace,

    11/24/2017 9:43:33 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 21 replies
    NewsWeek via Yahoo! ^ | 11-24-2017 | Julia Glum
    ...In a segment on Fox & Friends, host Pete Hegseth opened a discussion about trendy inverted decorations by linking them to the so-called war on Christmas, a rallying cry for some evangelicals and Republicans who argue politically correct culture is hurting American values. Hegseth wondered aloud whether having a traditional, right-side-up Christmas tree was part of those values and then asked Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski what he thought. ~~SNIP~~ “It’s like an upside-down world. It’s like Seinfeld, the bizarro world. Like you can be a U.S. senator after groping people on a picture and nobody has any...
  • Argentina missing submarine: Still no sign of ARA San Juan

    11/24/2017 9:38:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/24/2017
    On Wednesday the navy received a US report of a loud noise - called a "hydro-acoustic anomaly" - detected hours after the submarine went missing. The navy knew only the location of the suspected explosion, not its cause, Captain Baldi said, and search efforts would be concentrated in the area. The ARA San Juan was returning from a routine mission to Ushuaia, near the southernmost tip of South America, when it reported an "electrical breakdown". ... Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Russia, Peru, South Africa, Uruguay and the UK are among the countries that have sent either ships or planes...
  • The Party of Women: Dem Rep Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Conyers ‘Could Be Made Up’

    11/24/2017 9:37:51 AM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies ^ | 11/23/17 | Matt Vespa
    The Democrats are in a tough bind. Yes, Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has been hit with horrendous allegations of sexual molestation and abuse. Yet, it’s hard for Democrats to play holier than thou given how they treated Bill Clinton’s accusers. Moreover, given that there’s been an epiphany from some on the Left that they were just terrible people during the Clinton presidency, it’s also hard to cast aspersions on the voters of Alabama who are going to vote for Roy Moore next month. Guy exposed that yesterday debating this subject with Democratic operative Zac Petkanas on Fox. Guy...
  • Breaking: Shots fired on London's Oxford Street with armed police on the scene

    11/24/2017 9:35:34 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    CITYAM (London) ^ | Friday 24 November 2017 4:55pm | Lucy White
    The Met police have confirmed they received reports of shots fired on Oxford Street this afternoon, as they were called to an incident at 16:38. The Met added that officers were responding "as if the incident is terrorist related". "At this stage police have not located any casualties," the statement said. Oxford Street Underground station has been evacuated, according to the British Transport Police, with reports on Twitter of shoppers on Oxford Street running for cover.
  • Al Franken’s Newest Excuse For Groping Allegations: ‘I Hug People’

    11/24/2017 9:35:02 AM PST · by ColdOne · 16 replies ^ | 11/24/17 | Peter Hasson
    Democratic Minnesota Sen. Al Franken’s latest excuse for the groping allegations against him is that he is a “warm person” who likes to “hug people.” Four women have now come forward to accuse Franken of groping their butts or breasts. One of the women, Leeann Tweeden, also accused Franken of forcibly kissing her while rehearsing a skit on a USO trip in 2006. Franken released a Thanksgiving Day statement in which he attempted to downplay the allegations against him, while adding that he respects the “feelings” of his accusers. (RELATED: Al Franken’s Evolving Responses To Sexual Harassment Allegations) “I’ve met...
  • The Party of Women: Dem Rep Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Conyers 'Could Be Made Up'

    11/24/2017 9:34:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 23, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The sexual misconduct reckoning that's sweeping the nation does cross party lines and political persuasions. Republicans and Democrats are in the crosshairs. Liberal media figures have also fallen. Yet, the Left is still engaging in the Bill Clinton protocol, circling the wagons and trying to downplay the accusations. Right now, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has four women, two of which wish to remain anonymous, alleging that he groped them. Leeann Tweeden who fired the first salvo also said that Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour in the Middle East. The other Democrat in the news is Rep....
  • Zimbabwe's new president Mnangagwa vows to 're-engage' with world

    11/24/2017 9:34:20 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/24/2017
    Addressing Harare's packed 60,000-capacity National Sports Stadium, the new leader said Zimbabwe was now "ready and willing for a steady re-engagement with all the nations of the world". He said "key choices will have to be made to attract foreign direct investment to tackle high-levels of unemployment while transforming our economy". And pledging a "new destiny" for Zimbabwe, he added: "Let us humbly appeal to all of us that we let bygones be bygones." Mr Mnangagwa - who had fled the country earlier this month only to return to a hero's welcome on Wednesday - also said that: Mr Mugabe's...
  • Hints that Flynn's Team Is Now Cooperating With Mueller Investigation

    11/24/2017 9:33:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | November 24, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's team of lawyers will no longer be working with Trump's defense team during special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling. They had been sharing information up until this point.That may mean, The New York Times muses, that Flynn's team is cooperating with the Mueller investigation. The only reason for the split would be a conflict of interest.The Times reportedly has four sources to confirm the split. If true and Flynn is cooperating with Mueller, it could result in a much more scrutinized look into the Trump campaign. A deal with Mr. Flynn would...
  • California Jobs and Housing

    11/24/2017 9:26:27 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 8 replies
    Palo Alto Daily News ^ | 11/24/17 | Anon
  • London police responding to incident at Oxford Circus (possible attack)

    11/24/2017 9:24:06 AM PST · by NRx · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-24-2017 | staff
    (CNN)Police are responding to an incident at the Oxford Circus underground station in London. The British Transport Police said on Twitter that officers were on the scene, but gave no further details. The station is located on the city's busy Oxford Street, a shopping strip usually busy with pedestrians and heavy traffic. The incident comes as throngs of shoppers flocked to the area for Black Friday retail sales. Developing story - more to come
  • Project Lyra, a Mission to Chase Down that Interstellar Asteroid

    11/24/2017 9:23:07 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 23 Nov , 2017
    To recap, when `Oumuamua was first observed on October 19th, 2017, by astronomers using the University of Hawaii’s Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS), the object (then known as C/2017 U1) was initially believed to be a comet. However, subsequent observations revealed that it was actually an asteroid and it was renamed 1I/2017 U1 (or 1I/`Oumuamua). Follow-up observations made using the ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) were able to place constraints on the asteroid’s size, brightness, composition, color and orbit. These revealed that `Oumuamua measured some 400 meters (1312 feet) long, is very elongated, and spins on its axis...