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  • Pilot tells passengers to pray after plane starts shaking violently

    06/25/2017 1:36:23 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 12 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.
  • James Hansen’s controversial sea level rise paper has now been published online

    06/25/2017 1:25:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 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...
  • Burned Quran, Cut up Pages Left Outside Sacramento Area Mosques...

    06/25/2017 1:18:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fake News: Stephanopoulos Claims Senate Bill Cuts Medicaid by $800 Billion

    06/25/2017 11:33:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 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.”...
  • Sweden on the Brink of CIVIL WAR, National Police Chief: “HELP US, HELP US!”

    06/25/2017 11:30:42 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 121 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JUNE 25, 2017 | Nicolai Sennels
    Sweden is being torn to pieces by Muslim immigrants and refugees. Law enforcement is crying out for help, and it is only a question of time before the country will need military intervention from abroad in order to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe. A leaked report concludes that the number of lawless areas (commonly referred to as “no-go zones”) in Sweden now totals 61. That is up from 55 in just one year’s time. This increase includes not only the total number, but also the geographical size of these areas. Sweden’s National Police Commissioner, Dan Eliasson, spoke on national television and...
  • Illinois budget crisis could shut down Aurora-area road projects

    06/25/2017 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 23, 2017 | Steve Lord, Rafael Guerrero and Gloria Casas (Aurora Beacon-News)
    It's possible Illinois is about to come down with a statewide case of Seasonal Affected Disorder. The season is construction, which an old joke says is one of two in Illinois. The disorder is the continuing one in Springfield, where the ongoing budget crisis is about to shut down road projects during the height of that season. And the affected are everyone from officials who work to put needed projects together, to the drivers who have to negotiate construction zones and torn up streets. In Aurora, workers last week got the barriers and cones out to reduce Farnsworth Avenue, near...
  • Unveiling clock showing 8,411 days left for Israel, Iranians rage against Jewish state

    06/25/2017 11:25:23 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 23, 2017 | Times of Israel staff
    TEHRAN — Iran held major anti-Israel rallies across the country Friday, with protesters chanting “Death to Israel” and declaring that destroying the Jewish state is “the Muslim world’s top priority.” Iranians participating in Quds Day rallies also called for unity among pro-Palestinian groups against the “child-murdering” Israeli government, according to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency. Marchers in Tehran headed from various points of the city to the Friday prayer ceremony at Tehran University. Similar demonstrations were held in other cities and towns in Iran. Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard used the demonstration in the capital’s Valiasr Square to showcase three surface-to-surface ballistic...
  • Senate Bill Cuts One Third of California’s Medicaid Funding

    06/25/2017 11:00:44 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 38 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 06/25/2017 | by Chriss W. Street
    California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Los Angeles) has blamed the collapse of the state legislature’s effort to socialize the state’s $389.5 billion in healthcare spending on the U.S. Senate Republicans’ restructure of Obamacare, which threatens to “reallocate” over a third of California’s $82 billion of Medicaid funding to other states. Rendon stated that SB 562 will not go to a floor vote by both houses of the legislature, because it was flawed by not addressing “financing, delivery of care, cost controls, or the realities of needed action by the Trump Administration and voters to make SB 562 a genuine piece of legislation.”...
  • Jeremy Corbyn Snubs Armed Forces Day to Party at Glastonbury

    06/25/2017 10:56:05 AM PDT · by Kenny Bania · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 25, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has chosen to miss Armed Forces Day Celebrations so he can appear at Glastonbury Music Festival. However, it has emerged that Mr. Corbyn, a lifelong anti-war campaigner, had been invited to speak at Armed Forces Day celebrations in Liverpool on Saturday – the nation’s annual show of gratitude to our soldiers, sailors, and airmen. Army officer-turned-Tory MP Johnny Mercer told the Sun the diary decision revealed Mr. Corbyn’s wrong priorities. He said: “He couldn’t give two hoots about those who earn and protect the freedoms he so readily abuses with his offensive views.”
  • Sanders Fraud Family: Claims of Nepotism over a “Sweetheart Deal” for Bernie Sanders’ Step-Daughter

    06/25/2017 10:23:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Westerner ^ | June 14, 2017
    While one deal struck by Jane O’Meara Sanders during her time as Burlington College’s president has triggered a federal investigation, another arrangement she engineered is breeding claims of nepotism and allegations of veiled threats against her husband’s presidential campaign. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane Sanders, is facing criticism over a “sweetheart deal” granted to a school founded by her daughter while president of the now-defunct Burlington College. Carol Moore, who served as the final president of the college from 2014 until its closure in May 2016, says Jane Sanders approved a deal for the college with Vermont Woodworking School...
  • Trump: Calling Warren Pocahontas ‘an insult to Pocahontas’

    06/25/2017 9:54:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    Trump: Calling Warren Pocahontas ‘an insult to Pocahontas’ By Olivia Beavers - 06/25/17 11:23 AM EDT President Trump said Sunday that when he calls Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) "Pocahontas," it is an insult to the renowned Native American woman. "She's a hopeless case. I call her Pocahontas, and that's an insult to Pocahontas," Trump said in an interview with Pete Hegseth on "Fox and Friends," adding that Warren is "a highly overrated voice." Trump has repeatedly used "Pocahontas" as an insult on the campaign trail to refer to Warren's claims about her Native American heritage. Similarly, Trump previously said that...
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense at vigil(HAGs)

    06/25/2017 9:43:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    wbko.com ^ | 6/22/2017 | Gloria Ruth Finney
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense held an event at 7:00 p.m. tonight, along with Black Lives Matter, and Every Town For Gun Safety............
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING

    06/25/2017 9:37:16 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | 06/24/2017 | Steve Hayward
    Sadly for those of us hoping California would go full commie as an object lesson for the rest of the nation, the state legislature has shelved the proposed $400 billion single-payer health care bill. Democrats are naturally blaming Trump, because the scheme would require a bunch of waivers from the Administration to go into effect, but the real reason is that it’s a total lunatic idea, and there a just enough Democrats who recognize this. You might as well build a high speed rail up the middle of the state. Oh, wait. . . Anyway, expect single-payer to come back...
  • Best Places to Make a Living: MoneyRates.com Ranks the Top States

    06/25/2017 9:12:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    Money Rates.com ^ | May 23,2017 | by Richard Barrington
    All of these financial factors are especially important if you are thinking of moving to another state, or finding a way to jump-start your career. Are things likely to be tougher or easier if you relocate? To help you look before you leap, MoneyRates.com has assembled a list of the best and worst states to make a living. This list is based on the following factors: Cost of Living Workplace safety State tax burdens Median wages Unemployment rates Based on a combination of the above five factors, these are the best and worst states to make a living in 2017:...
  • Germany Raids Homes of 36 People Accused of Hateful Postings Over Social Media

    06/25/2017 9:09:43 AM PDT · by Salman · 77 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 20, 2017 | David Shimer
    BERLIN — In a coordinated campaign across 14 states, the German police on Tuesday raided the homes of 36 people accused of hateful postings over social media, including threats, coercion and incitement to racism. ... The raids come as Germans are debating the draft of a new social media law aimed at cracking down on hate speech, a measure that an array of experts said was unconstitutional at a parliamentary hearing on Monday. ... According to Mr. Mihr, Germany’s current instruments for persecuting hate speech, as demonstrated by Tuesday’s raids, are working. “The raid shows that we don’t need this...
  • Emergency room visits by Medi-Cal patients soaring, state data shows

    06/25/2017 9:07:13 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | June 24, 2017 | Tracy Seipel
    California’s low-income residents continue to head straight for the emergency room — instead of their doctor’s office — for expensive treatment, a practice that the Affordable Care Act was supposed to curb. Three years into Obamacare, new figures show, ER visits by the state’s Medi-Cal patients rose 44 percent from early 2014 to late 2016.
  • We Went to Sears For The First Time In More Than 10 Years and Instantly Saw Why It's Dying

    I haven't been inside a Sears store for more than 10 years, until Thursday, June 22. And, wow, did I learn a lot. Mainly, I came away with a better understanding of why Sears Holdings Corp. is closing an additional 20 stores on top of the 245 it already planned to shutter. And why it has failed to turn a profit in 29 out of the last 37 quarters and seen same-store sales decline in 11 of the past 12 quarters. I observed alienating treatment of a loyal customer at the store in Jersey City, N.J., which was also messy...