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  • Trump HHS Official Found Dead: Ruled Suicide By 'Multiple Blunt Force Injuries'

    11/18/2018 5:31:21 AM PST · by LoicW · 25 replies
    NN ^ | 11/18/18 | Jay Greenberg
    Daniel Best, a pharmaceutical executive who recently took the lead at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, tasked with President Trump's initiative to "lower prescription drug prices" in the United States, was found dead with "multiple blunt force injuries" on November 1. Officials in Washington, D.C. have just announced that his death has been ruled a "suicide."
  • 10 [College Football] takeaways: Clay Helton's seat is white-hot and he's out of answers [tr]

    11/18/2018 5:13:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2018 | Pete Thamel
    The clip flittered out on Twitter on Saturday evening, and perhaps best summed up the conundrum facing USC athletic director Lynn Swann the next few weeks. A group of UCLA fans, sounding drunk on a bit more than an upset victory, began a sing-song chant that will send chills through the spines of USC administrators: “Keep Clay Helton, clap clap, clap clap clap. Keep Clay Helton…” That’s the latest sign of how much things have gone off the rails for the Trojans, who managed to somehow thrust the Los Angeles recruiting momentum cross town to Chip Kelly and 3-8 UCLA....
  • Lindsey Graham to take DNA test to find Native American roots(trunk)

    11/18/2018 4:34:55 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/18/2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is ready to show up Sen. Elizabeth Warren, saying Tuesday he plans to take a DNA test to find out whether he has more Native American heritage than she does. “I’m going to take a DNA test,” Graham told “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday. “I’ve been told my grandmother was part Cherokee Indian. It may all just be talk.” Graham said he would reveal the results on the show in a couple weeks.
  • Newsweek writer:'Almost every single person I’ve heard of with an AR-15 has been a mass murderer'

    11/18/2018 3:55:13 AM PST · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 17, 2018 | Brett T.
    Almost every single person I’ve ever heard of with an AR-15 has been a mass murderer. Based on Twitter sample the rest of them are scarily paranoid. Get on the right side of history . . Wow, Rep. Eric Swalwell and his nukes have really kick-started that conversation on that “common-sense gun control” they always want to have.
  • Avenatti's law firm evicted from California offices over unpaid $213G rent

    11/18/2018 1:58:16 AM PST · by ZeroToHero · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/17/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Michael Avenatti’s law firm was ordered to be evicted from its California offices over unpaid rent after the judge dismissed his attempt to block the eviction, the latest setback for the embattled lawyer who was arrested on domestic violence charges earlier this week. The lawyer and his firm were ordered to vacate a Newport Beach office building after the court asserted its previous ruling that ordered to move out, the Los Angeles Times reported. His law firm – Eagan Avenatti – was sued after skipping four months of rent payments totaling over $213,000.
  • Sonia Sotomayor: Brett Kavanaugh Part of Supreme Court Family Now

    11/18/2018 1:55:27 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/18 | Warner Todd Huston
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is taking the high road regarding Justice Brett Kavanaugh, stating he is already part of the “Supreme Court family,” despite the intense criticism her liberal supporters have lathered upon him. Appearing on CNN with David Axelrod, Sotomayor noted that the court adjusted very quickly to the addition of Kavanaugh to their bench, CNN reported. “When you’re charged with working together for most of the remainder of your life, you have to create a relationship,” Sotomayor told Axelrod during an interview that will air Saturday evening. “The nine of us are now a family, and we’re...
  • Passenger sues British Airways for being 'squashed next to obese man'

    11/17/2018 9:28:55 PM PST · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/16/2018
    Stephen Huw Prosser, who is 5ft 3in, said he suffered a pelvic injury and nerve damage in his neck on the journey from Bangkok to London in January 2016. The 51-year-old from Tonypandy in Rhondda Cynon Taff told Pontypridd County Court the passenger "was built like the late rugby player Jonah Lomu". He is claiming for damages and loss of earnings, which BA is resisting. The total amount is believed to be in the region of £7,500. Mr Prosser, a civil engineer company director, was returning home from a holiday in Thailand on 10 January 2016. He was sitting by...
  • Could you fit in this airplane bathroom?

    11/17/2018 9:10:55 PM PST · by Simon Green · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/17/18 | Lori Aratani
    (Oh, fun, what’s this little thing? A vertical luggage storage compartment?' Nope... it’s a real, live, somehow-Boeing-United-and-the-manufacturer-signed-off-on-this airplane bathroom, now flying on @United’s 737 MAX.” (Courtesy of Zach Honig) At 5-foot-8, Eddie Santos is about average size, but on a recent flight from Los Angeles to Washington, a trip to the plane’s lavatory left him feeling like Gulliver in the land of Lilliputians. It was a tight fit. “I had to twist my shoulder just to get in,” he said. “It was uncomfortable.” Flier Melody Arganda was able to squeeze inside, but she said the space was so narrow...
  • How to Watch the MST3K Turkey Day 2018 Marathon Details

    11/17/2018 8:24:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Den of Geek ^ | November 8, 2018 | Gavin Jasper
    With the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 season hitting Netflix on Thanksgiving, the MST3K Turkey Day marathon comes early this year. Thanksgiving Day is always a big deal for Mystery Science Theater 3000. It’s when the show debuted way back in 1988, it’s when the upcoming MST3K season 12 will debut on Netflix, and it’s when they regularly do their annual Thanksgiving marathon. The fact that it’s going to be the 30 year anniversary of the show helps make it seem like an even bigger deal this year. There’s been an elephant in the room, though. There’s a little too...
  • 10 BIG LIES About Donald Trump

    11/17/2018 7:08:04 PM PST · by rebuildus · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/12/18 | Patrick Rooney
    Patrick Rooney of PRRooney.com (News and Culture Commentary) discusses the top 10 lies about President Donald Trump. #10: He became President to enrich himself and his family! #9: He’s not intelligent! #8: …But he didn’t do it on his own—daddy’s $$$. And he’s a lousy businessman! #7: He’s not a Christian! #6: He’s not a conservative! #5: He colluded with Russia! #4: He’s too divisive, and responsible for violence! #3: He hates Jews! #2: He hates blacks, and Hispanics, and Muslims #1: He lies! (of course this one had to make it to the top!)
  • How the Battle for 'Lord of the Rings' Nearly Broke a Director

    11/17/2018 6:59:03 PM PST · by OddLane · 23 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/10/18 | David Weiner
    Forty years after Ralph Bakshi's animated classic hit theaters, the filmmaker recalls courting Mick Jagger and Led Zeppelin and speaks candidly about the extreme pressure he was under: "I nearly died." Mick Jagger as Frodo. A Led Zeppelin soundtrack. Battles on the field and behind the scenes before a three-film saga went bust. Forty years after his animated classic The Lord of the Rings hit theaters Nov. 15, 1978, these are some of the things on director Ralph Bakshi's mind during a candid conversation about what happened, and what could have been...
  • NFL’s ‘Heidi” Game Remembered, Changed Pro Football TV Rules

    11/17/2018 6:10:12 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11-17-2018
    Today marks the 50th anniversary of a moment that forever changed television coverage of the National Football League – it is the anniversary of the infamous “Heidi Game.” The contest pitted the New York Jets against the Oakland Raiders, two bitter rivals in the American Football League, the upstart league in the pre-NFL merger era. The Jets, led by quarterback Joe Namath, took a 32-29 lead in the hard-fought game with less than a minute to play. That’s when trouble ensued. NBC-TV, which was televising the game, had scheduled a presentation of Heidi, the tale of a young girl’s adventures...
  • Doctors pressure family to abort baby because of dwarfism, baby is born health

    11/17/2018 6:00:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | November 15, 2018 | Sarah Terzo
    Frank Pedreira, MD, recalls the following: “Denise, a 32-year-old woman with three children (Laura, Steven, and Stephanie) ranging in age from 2 – 7 years became pregnant for the fourth time. Her previous pregnancies were completely uneventful, and her three children were healthy, active, and bright. She and her husband were healthy and well. Her pregnancy was proceeding normally until the sixth month when a “routine sonogram” was interpreted by her doctor as “compatible with dwarfism.” She was sent to a Metropolitan University Medical Center where she was examined and a repeat sonogram was ordered. The sonogram reconfirmed the findings...
  • Stand by Me 1986 ( FILMING LOCATION )

    11/17/2018 5:32:50 PM PST · by Vision · 8 replies
    Iconic movie, amazing video.
  • Woman blows herself up in Chechen capital Grozny - RIA

    11/17/2018 4:53:34 PM PST · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/17/2018 | Staff
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A young woman blew herself up on Saturday near a police checkpoint in the Chechen capital Grozny in southern Russia but nobody else was killed or injured, RIA news agency said. Police asked her to stop and present her documents but when she refused to obey they saw she was carrying a home-made explosive device. They fired a warning shot and she detonated the device, Interfax news agency reported. The once restive province of Chechnya has been mostly calm in recent years under the iron rule of regional strongman Ramzan Kadyrov after Moscow fought two wars with...
  • Mother who was encouraged to abort her unborn baby because medics thought he had Downs Syndrome...

    11/17/2018 2:44:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 16, 2018 | Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Mother who was encouraged to abort her unborn baby because medics thought he had Downs Syndrome warns others to get a second opinion after he was born perfectly healthy The adamant Mum and her partner, Johnathan, 30, who had already suffered the devastation of a miscarriage, were both infuriated by the doctors response and refused the termination, but were left in complete shock when their son Jay was born healthy. Jordan, a stay-at-home mum, said: 'When we attended my 12-week-scan, I knew straight away something was wrong because the midwife seemed to be concerned. 'She asked if we...
  • Donald Trump: New York Times Should Retract Story Questioning Mike Pence Loyalty

    11/17/2018 2:34:34 PM PST · by Signalman · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17Nov2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump said Saturday that the New York Times should retract a story claiming he was questioning Vice President Mike Pence’s loyalty. “Mike Pence is 100 percent,” Trump said. “Not even a doubt about it in my mind. He’s been a trooper. … I could not be happier, and I don’t question his loyalty at all,” Trump added about the story as he left the White House for a trip to visit the wildfire devastation in California. Trump ridiculed the reporters of the article for not asking him for a comment. “How do you do a story like that?”...
  • Gillum officially concedes in Florida gubernatorial race

    11/17/2018 2:30:07 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/18 | Tal Axelrod
    Democrat Andrew Gillum officially conceded to Republican former Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida’s gubernatorial race as a recount of votes showed a margin Gillum was unlikely to close.
  • Joy Behar Calls on Trump to Resign: 'He Cannot Handle Any of the Stress'

    11/17/2018 2:26:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 70 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | November 16, 2018 | Ryan Foley
    During Thursday’s edition of The View, the panel weighed in on CNN's lawsuit against the Trump administration for revoking White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s “hard pass.” The panel rushed to Acosta’s defense, in addition to spouting the usual talking points about how Sarah Sanders is a liar. The liberal co-hosts on The View ultimately concluded that President Trump “does not like to be asked tough questions he doesn’t want to answer.” After explaining to President Trump that “that’s their job” to ask tough questions, co-host Whoopi Goldberg advised President Trump: “if you can’t handle it, get out of the kitchen,...
  • Walking the Atlantic City Boardwalk in 1928

    11/17/2018 2:14:59 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 13 replies
    Well this is a window into a different world. A six minutes video of walking through the Atlantic City Boulevard 90 years ago. Everybody, and I mean everybody in either full suits or dresses. Even the children. Almost everybody in a hat. Instead of Uber, you had pushcarts (called rolling chairs). Hundreds of pushcarts that are especially prevalent towards the end of the video. All pushed by men in suits. Even today, the push carts persist on the Atlantic City boardwalk. I might be mistaken but I believe that the wooden planks you see in the video are pretty much...