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  • NCIS age of Leroy Jethro Gibbs

    05/23/2018 5:02:12 PM PDT · by zot · 18 replies
    CBS TV | 22 May 2018 | CBS
    In the final episode of NCIS season 15, which was broadcast on 22 May 2018, Gibbs visits the grave of his wife and daughter. The gravestone also has his name with date of birth 1954. Thus, he is 64 years old.
  • Will We Ever Hear From Benghazi’s American Survivors?

    05/23/2018 4:02:11 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 24 replies
    Vanity | 5/23/18 | Originalbuckeye
    Will we ever find out about the people who were saved from our Consulate and the Annex in Benghazi? Are they in Witness Protection? Will the investigations reveal their fate? Were they interviewed when they returned to the USA?
  • A Judge Not In Waco

    05/23/2018 3:57:47 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 1 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | May 23, 2018
    The mass arrests of witnesses to the Twin Peaks Mass Murder in Waco three years ago was such an Assault on the ideal of justice that it is difficult to list all the villains. That has to be the reason the two judges who have “adjudicated” all the cases, 19th State District Judge Ralph Strother and Matt Johnson of the 54th District Court have generally escaped the contempt and animus they deserve. A recent federal case in New York illustrates what a real judge might say about an analogous arrest and detention. Suspicious Clothing A 16-year-old Honduran boy living in...
  • Fed indicates it will let inflation run above 2 percent goal for 'temporary period'

    05/23/2018 3:48:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    The Fed's preferred inflation gauge, the core personal consumption expenditures index, currently is at 1.9 percent, while the headline rate including energy and food prices is at 2 percent. Fed officials described wage pressures as "moderate" though it noted there has been more pressure in industries where labor supply is tightening. Fed officials see 2 percent inflation as a level that sustains economic growth without putting too much upward pressure on prices. After seven years of keeping its benchmark interest rate near zero, the FOMC began raising rates in December 2015, with the current target range at 1.5 percent to...
  • Ebola patients ESCAPE quarantine in city of 350,000 people

    05/23/2018 3:38:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Published 23rd May 2018 | Henry Holloway /
    Three patients escaped from quarantine in the city of Mbandaka in north western Democratic Republic of Congo. Two of the three have been found dead, while a third patient has been found alive. Medecins Sans Frontieres' (MSF) mission in the city confirmed the incident as they work to treat cases of Ebola. The death toll of the outbreak has reached 27 as health chiefs crackdown on the virus. World Health Organisation bosses have previously warned spread in the city could mean a repeat of the 2014 outbreak – which killed over 11,000. … WHO have shipped more than 8,600 vaccines...
  • About to install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update? You might want to wait (tr, Avast A/V)

    05/23/2018 3:07:09 PM PDT · by dayglored · 62 replies
    The Register ^ | May 22, 2018 | Richard Speed
    [Dayglored note: This problem report involves AVAST! antivirus breaking the April Update. AVAST personnel deny the claim...] Apps fingered in vanishing desktop snafu Updated The troubled Windows 10 April 2018 update is facing another issue, with some users losing access to their desktop after installing the new code.The problem, which first appeared in a posting on a Microsoft support forum on 14 May, has gained a bit of traction over the last two days with users taking to social media as they go through the three stages of installing this update: frustration, fury and despair.The affected users report that after...
  • China Disinvited from Participating in 2018 RIMPAC Exercise

    05/23/2018 2:12:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies ^ | May 23, 2018 3:28 PM | Megan Eckstein
    The following is the complete statement by Defense Department spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Logan: “The United States is committed to a free and open Indo-Pacific. China’s continued militarization of disputed features in the South China Sea only serve to raise tensions and destabilize the region. As an initial response to China’s continued militarization of the South China Sea we have disinvited the PLA Navy from the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise. China’s behavior is inconsistent with the principles and purposes of the RIMPAC exercise.” “We have strong evidence that China has deployed anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems,...
  • Law Enforcement Agencies Using Amazon’s Face Recognition Technology

    05/23/2018 1:49:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 05/23/2018
    Amazon has handed over new technology to law enforcement that can identify faces in the crowd. Two states are already using it. The ACLU, along with dozens of other groups nationwide, just sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demanding that the company stop providing the technology to government agencies. “With the evolution of technology, so comes the evolution of forensics,” says Kpix 5 Security Analyst Jeff Harp. He compares this technology to license plate readers which have been installed in many Bay Area cities. These have also drawn opposition from the ACLU. “If we use this technology in...
  • Liberal media outraged after 'racist' NFL adopts ‘un-American’ policy to combat national anthem

    05/23/2018 1:17:14 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 69 replies ^ | 5/23/18 | Brian Flood
    Full title..................Liberal media outraged after 'racist' NFL adopts ‘un-American’ policy to combat national anthem protests............... CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill urged all players to remain in the locker room. The CNN star added, “The worst part is that we’ve just accepted the idea that the national anthem has to be sung before each game as an article of faith.”
  • Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next month

    05/23/2018 1:13:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | 05/23/2018 | (Reporting by Ana de Liz; editing by Stephen Addison
    LONDON (Reuters) - A global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may discover whether Scotland’s fabled monster really does, or did, exist. The use of eDNA sampling is already well established as a tool for monitoring marine life like whales and sharks. Whenever a creature moves through its environment, it leaves behind tiny fragments of DNA from skin, scales, feathers, fur, faeces and urine. “This DNA can be captured, sequenced and then used to identify that creature by comparing the sequence obtained to large...
  • Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald Office Contact Info(Twitter Judge- Vanity)

    05/23/2018 12:23:10 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 51 replies
    05/23/2018 | Me
    Earlier today Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruled President Donald Trump is not allowed to block users on twitter who harass him or are rude to him (FR link below). So i looked up the judges office information and called telling the office intern if the judge rules that President Donald Trump must be harassed by people on twitter via her edict then the judge herself is subject to the same harassment over the phone- its called free speech. All four times they hung up on me, claimed i was inappropriate and asked me to stop calling. Her office number is...
  • Man accused of telling children where babies come from (picture worth 1000 words)

    05/23/2018 12:09:43 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 48 replies ^ | 5/22/2018 | Web staff
    CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. — Clearwater Beach Police say a Florida man climbed on top of playground equipment and yelled a vulgar explanation of where babies come from as children played.
  • Michael Avenatti locks his twitter account amid increased media scrutiny

    05/23/2018 11:59:00 AM PDT · by Conserv · 13 replies
    Wonder what the federal judge has to say about that
  • Giant predatory worms are invading France — and nobody noticed for almost 2 decades

    05/23/2018 11:54:49 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 38 replies
    business insider ^ | 23 May 2018 | Jeremy Berke
    When an amateur naturalist kept digging up strange, flat-headed worms in his garden outside of Paris, he knew something was amiss... These worms, native to tropical Asia, were invading France — and nobody had noticed... The worms are part of a group of predatory species known as hammerhead flatworms, which grow to over a foot long. They prey on earthworms in the soil and produce a potent cocktail of chemicals to immobilize their prey.
  • Support for EU 'at record level' in Denmark [says Eurobarometer]

    05/23/2018 11:38:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies ^ | 23 May 2018 09:36 CEST+02:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    More than three in four people living in Denmark consider the EU to be “a good thing”, according to a new poll. The results from the poll, which was carried out by the European Commission’s Eurobarometer, shows a record high level of support for the union amongst people in Denmark. 76 percent of people responding to the survey said that the EU was a “good thing”. That represents the highest level in Denmark since Eurobarometer began asking the question in 1974. Only seven percent said they thought they EU was a “bad thing” in the latest poll. […] Meanwhile, sovereignty...
  • The Catholic Church’s Looming Fight Over Same-Sex Blessings

    05/23/2018 11:32:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 22, 2018 | Francis X. Rocca
    Reports that Pope Francis told a sex-abuse victim that God made him gay have drawn headlines this week, with many observers inferring a new level of acceptance of homosexuality, which the catechism of the Catholic Church describes as “objectively disordered.” The Vatican spokesman declined to confirm or deny the statement, citing a policy of not commenting on the pope’s private conversations. But no aspect of Pope Francis’ five-year reign has been better known or more controversial than his conciliatory approach to gay people, most famously expressed in his 2013 words about gay priests: “Who am I to judge?”
  • Tesla: Autopilot Was Not Engaged When Driver Veered Off Road Into Castro Valley Pond

    05/23/2018 11:04:46 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/23/18 | By Bob Redell, Brendan Weber and Jodi Hernandez
    Tesla said Wednesday that they have been able to recover enough data to confirm that autopilot was not engaged when a Bay Area driver veered off the road in a Model S and plunged into a pond. “We have been able to recover enough data from the vehicle to confirm that Autopilot was not engaged at the time of this accident," Tesla said in a statement.
  • Esteban Santiago pleads guilty to killing 5 people in shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport

    05/23/2018 10:57:50 AM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Local10/ABC news ^ | 5/23/201 | Andrea Torres
    MIAMI - Esteban Santiago, the former U.S. Army Iraq War veteran who confessed to killing five people and injuring six during a shooting last year at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, pleaded guilty Wednesday to numerous charges. Santiago, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, was in federal court in Miami for a mental competency hearing. His attorney said he was getting mental health treatment and was legally competent. More Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Headlines Esteban Santiago researched LA airport days before Fort Lauderdale rampage Accused airport gunman ruled competent, clearing way for guilty plea Fort Lauderdale airport shooter to plead guilty, receive...
  • Curious Cat Hangs on to Van at 60 mph

    05/23/2018 10:50:55 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 25 replies
    KETV Newswatch 7 - Omaha, NE ^ | 5/22/2018 | Chinh Doan
    OMAHA, Neb. — The Nebraska Humane Society said staff had never seen anything like this until KETV NewsWatch 7 showed them the video. Now, there’s a ‘cat chase’ for updates on the feline or someone who may know what happened. “My daughter says, ‘There's a cat on that van,’ and I was like, ‘Oh no, that's a raccoon,'” recalled Ronda Rankin. “When my husband pulls up closer, I'm like, ‘Oh my God, no, that's a cat.’”
  • Here's Why Saturn's Inner Moons Are Shaped Like Ravioli and Potatoes

    05/23/2018 10:40:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies ^ | May 22, 2018 06:34am ET | Charles Q. Choi
    The Cassini spacecraft, which studied the ringed planet up close for 13 years, revealed that unlike Earth's spherical moon, the small moons closest to Saturn had strange, irregular shapes. … Previous research had suggested ways in which each of these bizarre moons might have formed. However, until now, researchers did not have an explanation that encompassed the whole range of these unusual shapes, study lead author Adrien Leleu, a dynamicist at the University of Bern in Switzerland, told's team ran computer simulations to see how the shapes of Saturn's inner moons might have evolved over time. The powerful effects...