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  • 'Loving and selfless' husband died while shielding his wife from falling rocks

    03/08/2018 2:09:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 6 MAR 2018 | Rod Minchin
    Andrew Foster lay his body on top of wife Lucy as the rocks began to fall down on top of themA climber from Wales died after selflessly shielding his wife from falling rocks at Yosemite National Park, an inquest heard. Andrew Foster, 32, was killed when 250 cubic metres of rock fell from the face of the El Capitan monolith on September 27 last year. Gloucestershire Coroner’s Court heard Mr Foster was seen running back to the rockfall to protect his wife, Lucy Foster, 28, and dived on top of her – saving her life. The pair, who lived in...
  • 1 dead, 2 in custody after pursuit related to Metairie clothing store robbery: JPSO

    03/08/2018 1:44:17 PM PST · by BBell · 19 replies ^ | 3/7/18 | Laura McKnight
    One person died and two others were taken into custody after a pursuit related to Wednesday morning's (March 7) armed robbery of a men's clothing store in Metairie, according to interim Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto. Two men armed with assault rifles robbed Jeff's Haberdashery, 3321 Severn Ave. They made off with several armfuls of expensive merchandise, including shirts that retail for $400 to $500 each. Lopinto said during a news conference Wednesday night that investigators received a tip that helped them to identify one of the robbers and traced him to a house just outside of LaPlace in St....
  • Waterloo school board president criticized for Facebook posting

    03/08/2018 1:43:35 PM PST · by Kudsman · 20 replies
    Finger Lakes Times ^ | 3/8/18 | David L. Shaw
    WATERLOO — Three teachers in this Seneca County school district criticized Board of Education President Mike Shores during Monday’s school board meeting. The target of their ire was a video posted on Shores’ Facebook page titled “Transgender identity is child abuse.” The speaker in the video, who says she was a pediatrician for 20 years, states that a transgender child is not a biological condition but a psychological one, emphasizing that gender is determined by DNA. She claims no one is born transgender and cites the danger to the body from surgical and chemical treatments to change gender at a...
  • Solar-powered robot wolves set to help Japanese farmers scare away wild boars

    03/08/2018 1:31:03 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 28 replies
    The Sun ^ | 8th March 2018 | Thea Jacobs
    ROBOWOLF The evil-looking Super Monster Wolf goes into mass production next month and will set farmers back around £3,480 A ROBOT wolf with flashing red eyes and huge white fangs may soon be protecting crops across Japan after scaring away wild boars. The evil-looking Super Monster Wolf goes into mass production next month and will set farmers back around £3,480 (514,000 yen) if they want to see it guarding their crops.
  • Qur’an re: International Women’s Day: “As for those from whom you fear disobedience - beat them”

    03/08/2018 1:30:18 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 4 replies ^ | 03/08/2018 | Robert Spencer
    The Qur’an teaches that men are superior to women and should beat those from whom they “fear disobedience”: “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34 Muhammad’s child bride, Aisha, says in a hadith that Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said:...
  • Controversy grows over Orangutan smoking cigarette at Indonesian Zoo

    03/08/2018 1:25:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KUSI ^ | March 8, 2018
    A video of an Orangutan smoking a cigarette at an Indonesian Zoo is drawing a lot of criticism. A man flicked his cigarette into the primates enclosure at which point the orangutan picked it up and began smoking it. The act drew some laughter from the crowd at the time, but now activists are saying the video is just further evidence of the Bandung Zoo’s lack of supervision. The zoo has previously been accused of starving its animals and was temporarily closed in 2016 after an elephant was found dead with bruises on its body.
  • Woman tries to trick authorities with prescription for 'medical meth'

    03/08/2018 12:41:08 PM PST · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    KOB ^ | March 06, 2018
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Everyone's heard of medical marijuana, but one Albuquerque woman claims she had a prescription for medical meth. Authorities didn't buy it. Ginger Sharpe was arrested for a probation violation after her parole officer said she tested positive for the drug. However, according to court documents, Sharpe said she was prescribed the meth by a doctor in Farmington, and even had a prescription bottle with a label for meth tablets. That bottle, it turns out, was an elaborate fake. Sharpe is being charged with forgery and identity theft.
  • Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova address corruption in the Obama administration

    03/08/2018 12:31:51 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 8, 2018 | Lou Dobbs
    "Part of the plot was to frame Donald Trump with a false crime." "It wasn't the Russians who corrupted the presidential election. It was the American officials at the DOJ and the FBI."
  • HARRIS UNHINGED: The Senator Says California ‘REPRESENTS THE FUTURE’ of America (video)

    03/08/2018 12:30:25 PM PST · by simpson96 · 42 replies ^ | 3/8/2018 | Sean Hannity
    Liberal Senator and potential 2020 presidential hopeful Kamala Harris issued a stark warning to Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday; telling the Senior Trump aide that “California represents the future” of the United States, not the past. Harris was speaking with MSNBC News’ Chris Hayes when she scolded Sessions for his remarks in Sacramento Wednesday night; telling a roomful of law enforcement officers that California must obey “federal statutes” regarding immigration guidelines. “This Administration and Jeff Sessions in particular have clearly put a target on the back of California and California’s going to fight,” Harris told Hayes. “And, I think that...
  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

    03/08/2018 12:25:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Thu Mar 8th, 2018 | Sherilyn Connelly
    Isn't it hard to believe how a beautiful actress wasn't taken seriously as the genius inventor that she was?Along with digital video and consumer drones — cf. this week’s Leaning into the Wind — one of the greatest boons to documentaries over the past decade has been previously unheard recordings of deceased people, the latest beneficiary being Alexandra Dean’s excellent Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. Tapes of Lamarr from 1990 are among the primary source for exploring her life, which was a prime example of how it’s not always easy being the best at something — and when you’re the...
  • Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival Hogs the Spotlight

    03/08/2018 12:20:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wed Mar 7th, 2018 | Joe Kukura
    Bacon’s back on the slab, as the fifth annual Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival is set to sizzle Saturday. e There will be more than six degrees of beer and bacon at this Saturday’s pig-out known as the Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival. A fat lot of caterers, chefs, and microbrew maestros will take over Jack London Square and bring home the bacon for an afternoon of all-you-can-eat, all-you-can drink pig partying. A Who’s-Who of Bay Area baconators like The Gastropig, The GrilledCheezGuy, Crave BBQ, Saucy Oakland and a whole bunch more will be hamming it up with an array...
  • Obama’s forgotten back channel to Hamas

    03/08/2018 12:18:24 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 8, 2018 | Jordan Schachtel
    Back-channel diplomacy is neither new nor illegal. snip Erik Prince, who is close to several members of the Trump administration, set up the back channel with a Russian tied to the Kremlin, the report alleges. Prince reportedly met in Seychelles with the Putin-tied official and a UAE lobbyist to discuss future U.S.-Russia relations. Notably, Prince has never taken a position in the administration. The back-channel allegations are far removed from the original “collusion” allegations put forward by much of the legacy media. Even if it turns out to be true, there does not appear to be anything illegal or unprecedented...
  • San Francisco police kill suspect in trunk of car

    03/08/2018 12:15:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    KSBW ^ | 3/8
    San Francisco police investigating an armed robbery shot and killed a man who was hiding in the trunk of a car where a gun was later found, authorities said Wednesday. The shooting occurred after two people flagged down officers to report the holdup Tuesday night in the Mission district, the police department said in a statement. A short time later, officers pulled over a black Honda Civic matching the description of a vehicle involved in the robbery, and the driver complied when asked to get out, the department said.
  • Carmel Mayor Was Victim of Planned Attack, City Attorney Says

    03/08/2018 12:14:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KSBW ^ | Mar 7, 2018
    A press conference held by the City of Carmel Wednesday detailed the outcome of a sexual harassment investigation into Mayor Steve Dallas, and also revealed a shocking plot against the mayor. Dallas did not sexually harass any of the six women who accused him, however, he is still being reprimanded by the city for "inappropriate and unprofessional" behavior, City Attorney Glen Mozingo announced. Advertisement The investigation was an ugly chapter for the beautiful Carmel By The Sea. Councilwoman Carrie Theis said, "We are asking this community to demonstrate that our village can overcome adversity." Women reported that Dallas made crude,...
  • 23andMe granted limited approval for breast cancer risk test

    03/08/2018 12:12:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    UPI ^ | March 7, 2018 | Allen Cone
    The FDA approved the genetic testing company's marketing of a test that reports on 3 of more than 1,000 BRCA breast cancer mutations -- and warns results may not be reliable.The Food and Drug Administration has approved 23andMe's home test to detect three breast cancer mutations most common in people of Eastern European Jewish descent. The decision by the FDA, announced Tuesday, allows the genetics testing company to include these results as part of its $199 Health and Ancestry product. DNA from saliva samples is used to inform customers about their families' countries of origin, along with information on genetic...
  • Man, 58, on sex offender's list for putting his arm around friend and kissing her shoulder(UK)

    03/08/2018 11:47:30 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/7/2018
    An ex-company director has to register as a sex offender for putting his arm around a female friend and kissing her on the shoulder. William Freeman, 58, was talking to the woman about a swarm of wasps she had seen on the roof of a building when he made a pass at her. The woman turned to look up at the nest when Freeman, a former director of Northampton Water Ski Club, put his arm around her, Warwick Crown Court heard. Freeman, who has never even had a parking ticket, then kissed the startled woman on her shoulder, neck and...
  • Things To Worry About

    03/08/2018 11:41:23 AM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 39 replies
    A Whole World Of Troubles | 3/8/2018 | blueunicorn6
    So far, these are some of the things posted today on Free Republic that we should all worry about: 1. Global warming drowning San Francisco. 2. A big volcano erupting somewhere. 3. The poles flipping. 4. Global warming starving fish. 5. Giant canaries swooping down and grabbing people. OK, I made the canary one up. What other earth-ending problems did I miss?
  • Bay Area's Pampered Backyard Chicken Trend Ripe for a Backlash

    03/08/2018 11:22:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    San Franciscco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Filipa Ioannou
    They walk like chickens, they cluck like chickens, and they cost $350 a bird. Last week, a viral Washington Post story chronicled the life and times of the Bay Area's well-heeled pet chickens and their luxe digs, calling the birds "the Silicon Valley elite's latest status symbol." "Egg-laying chickens are now a trendy, eco-conscious humblebrag on par with driving a Tesla," the Post reported. The catalogue of surreal luxuries that followed would not be out of place on a reality television show: The Real Chickens of Silicon Valley. One woman, whom the Post dubbed the "chicken whisperer," offers her consultation...
  • Sydney teen rugby player who swallowed slug on a dare left paralysed

    03/08/2018 11:21:33 AM PST · by outofsalt · 39 replies
    IBT Australia ^ | 03/08/2018 | Anne Lu
    The slug was carrying the rat lungworm, or the roundworm parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Although it is typically carried by rats, it can also infect slugs and snails that eat rat faeces. And people who eat infected snails or slugs that are undercooked can also be infected. When Ballard swallowed the slug, it led to a parasitic infection, causing a serious brain injury and subsequently leaving him paralysed from the neck down.
  • Axl Rose Compares Apple’s Tim Cook to Donald Trump

    03/08/2018 10:59:54 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NME ^ | 3/8 | Tim Cook, Axl Rose, Donald Trump Credit: Getty image:
    Axl Rose has hit out at Apple’s Tim Cook on Twitter, describing him as the “Donald Trump of the music industry”. Cook is the current chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple, taking over from Steve Jobs in 2011 after the company’s co-founder resigned. He was previously Apple’s chief operating officer (COO). Guns N’ Roses frontman Rose has now appeared to criticise Cook by tweeting: “Tim Cook is the Donald Trump of the music industry.” Rose’s reasoning is not quite clear. Rose has previously criticised Donald Trump for appointing controversial former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as his Attorney General, later asking...