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  • Pilot tells passengers to pray after plane starts shaking violently

    06/25/2017 1:36:23 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 11 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...
  • President Trump Ends Long Tradition of Celebrating Ramadan in White House

    06/25/2017 4:22:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    GP ^ | 06/25/17 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama, whose father was Muslim, enjoyed celebrating his Iftar dinner each year.   President Trump just ended a longtime White House tradition and skipped the Ramadan celebration this year. For the first time in two decades the White House will not celebrate an Iftar Dinner on its grounds. Allahu Akbar.The Washington Post reported: Ramadan, which falls on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, started on May 27 this year and ends at sundown Saturday. Muslims around the world will mark the end of the holy month by celebrating the holiday Eid al-Fitr, the “feast of breaking...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.”
  • 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:...
  • Rainbow-decorated CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) train cars rolling to mark Pride Parade weekend

    06/25/2017 8:44:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 24, 2017 | Rachel Hinton
    Rainbow-decorated CTA rail cars are rolling this weekend to mark the 48th annual Pride Parade Sunday on the North Side. The Chicago Transit Authority and Mayor Emanuel both touted the four decorated cars cars on Twitter. They’ll operate on the Red Line.
  • Democrats Have No Alternative to Nancy Pelosi

    06/25/2017 8:22:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 25, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    After leading the House Democrats for 15 years, the San Francisco stalwart has total control of her caucus and is a massive fundraising force that her party cannot easily replace. And as the first female Speaker of the House (2007-2011), she has unique status and an array of female supporters, both inside and outside Congress. Willie Brown, the first African-American mayor from Pelosi's hometown, cautions in his latest column in the San Francisco Chronicle that those who want to replace Pelosi should be "careful what you ask for. You might wind up with even less."
  • Trump's Red Line

    06/25/2017 8:19:18 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 11 replies
    De Welt ^ | June 24 2017 | Seymour Hersh
    On April 6, United States President Donald Trump authorized an early morning Tomahawk missile strike on Shayrat Air Base in central Syria in retaliation for what he said was a deadly nerve agent attack carried out by the Syrian government two days earlier in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun. Trump issued the order despite having been warned by the U.S. intelligence community that it had found no evidence that the Syrians had used a chemical weapon. The available intelligence made clear that the Syrians had targeted a jihadist meeting site on April 4 using a Russian-supplied guided bomb equipped...
  • Feminist Mag Calls on White Women to Fight Supremacy by Aborting All of Their White Babies

    06/25/2017 8:09:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 25, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    A feminist magazine is calling on all white women to "do their part to prevent white supremacy" and abort their white babies. ... The feminist Medusa Magazine reported: [Snip] ... White women: it is time to do your part! Your white children reinforce the white supremacist society that benefits you. If you claim to be progressive, and yet willingly birth white children by your own choice, you are a hypocrite. White women should be encouraged to abort their white children, and to use their freed-up time and resources to assist women of color who have no other choice but to...
  • Trump administration slashes grant for group combating white extremism

    06/25/2017 8:08:25 AM PDT · by digger48 · 31 replies
    WISH ^ | June 24, 2017 | ap
    BIRMINGHAM, AL (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday slashed $400,000 in federal funding for one of the few U.S. groups that combat white extremism but denied it is now focusing only on fighting radical Islamists. A grant announcement by the Department of Homeland Security eliminated funding for the Chicago-based Life After Hate, which was initially awarded the money in January during the closing days of the Obama administration. (snip) In all, Homeland Security awarded $10 million to 26 police and community organizations, none of which has a specific mission to counter groups in the so-called “alt-right,” a hodge-podge of...
  • CrowdStrike: Five Things Everyone Is Ignoring About The Russia-DNC Story

    06/25/2017 8:03:32 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/24/17 | Justin Caruso
    The Democratic Party and mainstream media have become increasingly consumed with the narrative that Donald Trump’s election win is largely influenced by Russian hacking. The narrative is centered around two hacks–the hack of a DNC server that led to the release of embarrassing emails during the Democratic National Convention, and the hack of John Podesta’s email which led to several embarrassing moments for the Clinton campaign in October 2016. Both are supposedly the result of the Russians. The Russia story is back in the headlines once again after reports surrounding former President Barack Obama’s attempts to “punish” Russia for its...
  • Obama’s liberalism paved the way for Donald Trump

    06/25/2017 7:36:01 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 24, 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    The rapid pace of change in American life does not exempt politics. Witness how fast Democrats are cycling through scapegoats. First came Hillary Clinton. When she emerged to gripe about all the reasons she lost last year, except herself, party activists told her to be quiet and go away. She has, for now. Next came Nancy Pelosi. When Republicans won four contested special elections for House seats, disgruntled Dems turned their fire on their minority leader, telling Pelosi it was time to get out of the way. She refuses, for now. And now comes Barack Obama. The former president, shredding...
  • DRUDGE:Sketchy firm behind Trump[Russian] dossier is stalling investigators

    06/25/2017 7:29:19 AM PDT · by LouisianaJoanof Arc · 49 replies
    Drudge/NY Post ^ | 6/24/17 | Paul Sperry
    Very brief excerpt because a Drudge link to NY Post article: A secretive Washington firm that commissioned the dubious intelligence dossier on Donald Trump is stonewalling congressional investigators trying to learn more about its connections to the Democratic Party.
  • California Adds 4 States To Travel Ban For Laws It Says Discriminate Against LGBTQ Community

    06/25/2017 7:05:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/23/17 | Carma Hassan
    alifornia has issued a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to four more states that it says have laws discriminating against LGBTQ people. The travel ban was first put into effect January 1 when state measure AB 1887 became law. The law says California is "a leader in protecting civil rights and preventing discrimination" and should not support or finance "discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people." The travel ban list also includes states that California believes don't protect religious freedoms and states that it says use religious freedom as a basis of discrimination. "Our country has made great...
  • Polish MP Smokes BBC Host Over Poland's Decision Not To Take Immigrants

    06/25/2017 6:38:46 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 23 replies
    Youtube - BBC Audio ^ | June 23, 2017 | BBC
    "Attention viewers, The response to this video is overwhelming in favor of POLAND. Jerry Eldred - JEC News Producer."