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  • More Racism Allegations After Latino Customer Receives Cup With ‘Beaner’ On The Label

    05/17/2018 9:48:31 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 82 replies
    CBSLosAngeles ^ | 05/16/18 | CBSLosAngeles Staff
    Nearly two weeks ahead of their day of nationwide racial bias training, coffee chain Starbucks is facing new accusations of racism after a Latino customer discovered a racial slur written on his coffee order. A Latino man named Peter received a cold coffee drink labeled “BEANER.” “En espańol es ‘frijoleros’, ‘beaner,’ you know, in English,” said the victim’s friend Miguel Acosta. “He went to Starbucks, and they asked for his name, and his name is ‘Peter,’ and they wrote this ‘beaner,’ Acosta told CBS2 News through a coworker who was translating. “And he’s saying that’s not fair.” Acosta said his...
  • Former C-130 pilot studies plane crash video (#1 engine failure)

    05/14/2018 6:13:29 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 38 replies
    WALB ^ | May 3rd 2018 | Dal Cannady
    STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Pilots who have flown massive aircraft like the C-130 know all too well the challenges and dangers that come along with it. We spoke with a veteran pilot Thursday who is heartbroken for the airmen killed in the crash in Port Wentworth Wednesday. He says problems arise from the size, the weight, and the age of these aircraft. Derek Duke flew transport planes like the C-130 in his 30-year career as an Air Force pilot. He watched his television Wednesday through the coverage of the crash - heartbroken - but also trying to analyze what went...
  • Already, a jobs-guarantee idea polls pretty well...??? You bet! At $543 billion a year?

    05/02/2018 9:58:43 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 51 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 05/02/18 | Robert Schroder
    Does the prospect of a government-guaranteed job appeal to you? You’ve got company: nearly half of U.S. voters like the idea, according to a recent poll. The proposal has been getting some traction on the left lately, after being floated by think tanks and embraced by likely Democratic presidential candidates including Sens. Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders. In a new Rasmussen Reports poll, 46% said they favored such a program. Sanders, according to the Washington Post, backs a version that would see local and state governments offer proposals for public works projects. Workers would be hired for at...
  • California to 'whiplash' between drought, floods: study

    04/24/2018 3:01:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 24/4/18 | Mariette LeRoux
    Paris (AFP) - California will zigzag between droughts and floods which will become more intense and more frequent in the coming decades unless global emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases are checked, researchers said Monday. The Golden State has already experienced a rapid rise in such "whiplash" events -- careering from a record multi-year drought between 2012 and 2016, to heavy flooding in the winter of 2016-17. The situation will worsen as the global climate alters due to mankind's voracious burning of coal, oil, and gas for energy, a team wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change. They projected that wet-to-dry...
  • U.S., Britain blame Russia for global cyber attack

    04/16/2018 9:23:08 PM PDT · by firebrand · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2018 | Jim Finkle, Doina Chiacu
    The United States and Britain on Monday accused Russia of launching cyber attacks on computer routers, firewalls and other networking equipment used by government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators around the globe.
  • New, Light A-10 Candidate? Scaled Composites Design "401 Jet"

    04/11/2018 4:20:05 PM PDT · by gaijin · 62 replies
    The new JT15D-5 turbofan-powered "401 Jet" of Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites in Mojave, Calif is a small, stealthy, single-engine jet variation on the very novel, 30 year-old "Ares" light attack jet. Never having entered production, Ares was actually an acronym, standing for Agile Responsive Effective Support: Experts note that the X401 would have piloted and drone versions, leading to speculation that the pair could work together synergistically in a "loyal wingman" arrangement, possibly with some form of laser or directed energy weapon occupying the weapons bay, partially visible in the landing flare photo below. A 6-minute YouTube vid explains...
  • 1945 - Nazi Concentration Camp footage (US Military)

    04/07/2018 1:05:17 PM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 55 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1945 | US Military
    58 min. - Concentration camp footage via US Military 1945. Footage highlights many different camps, survivors, and Germans forced to tour the camps. Graphic....and sickening. Can be watched on Youtube or Netflix. This happened because of groupthink, propaganda, and cowardice. Referenced in one scene, villagers had relocated buried bodies because of the odor. After liberation, the US forced these villagers to relocate the corpses again for identification. These atrocities were known by world leaders and fellow Germans, yet it was allowed to continue. Hitler did not kill millions, groupthink did. And a population that willingly disarmed. Many don’t realize that...
  • The risk of believing these things will make America great

    04/03/2018 9:12:10 AM PDT · by rey · 17 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 3 April 2018 | Press Democrat
    Editorial for Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA: Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” — Voltaire We trust that the underpinnings of our republic and the checks and balances that are built into our system, which have already been put to the test, will prevent the atrocities. But there’s no question that this president and his administration are pushing absurdities on the American people and trying to pass them off as truth. These include: — Huge tax cuts combined with major spending increases will help rein in federal debt. Baloney. The budget deficit is projected...
  • 68 dead in Venezuelan prison riot, attorney general says

    03/29/2018 2:10:46 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 29, 2018
    CARACAS, VENEZUELA Sixty-eight people have died in a prison riot in northern Venezuela, Attorney General Tarek William Saab said late Wednesday. Initial reports had said that five people had died when inmates at a detention center at the regional police headquarters in Carabobo state took a guard hostage and set fire to mattresses. However, Saab said in a series of tweets that the dead comprised 66 men and two women, who were visiting the prison overnight. An investigation would be launched immediately to clarify what had happened, he added, saying that four prosecutors had already been assigned to the case.
  • Heineken pulls ‘Lighter is Better’ ad after critics (like Chance The Rapper) call it racist

    03/27/2018 10:37:24 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 44 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 03/27/18 | Salley French
    Heineken, in response to allegations of racism, has pulled its “lighter is better” ad promoting the beer giant’s Heineken Light from TV and internet spots. The ad shows a bartender sliding a beer down the bar past three people who are all black. The beer then stops in front of a lighter-skinned woman after displaying the words “Sometimes, lighter is better” on the screen. The ad has been removed from Heineken’s HEINY, -0.92% official channels but has been re-posted by others. Naturally, the internet went into a fury upon viewing the ad — both in support and against Heineken.
  • Facebook Data Policy

    03/26/2018 5:19:15 PM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/26/18 | Facebook
    Link provided is Facebook’s Data Policy. In essence, Facebook shares (sells) your data. Data collected: text messages, phone calls (no content), Google activity, contacts, locations, and the obvious. Users cannot opt-out. The data policy lays it all out. Please let others know.
  • Outgoing NSA McMaster Worked For Foreign Think Tank Funded By China, Russia

    03/23/2018 4:28:44 AM PDT · by Freedomlibertyjustice · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 22, 2018 | Richard Pollock
    Outgoing National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster served for more than a decade as a consultant to the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, a foreign-based think-tank that has received funding from hostile foreign governments to include Russia and China, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.

    03/16/2018 6:42:02 AM PDT · by knarf · 30 replies
    Seven ,minute, very good explanation of pre-stressed concrete
  • Vanity: Moving out of California

    03/14/2018 9:21:57 AM PDT · by WKTimpco · 54 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/14/2018 | Me
    I was born and raised in Southern Nevada. I remember it to be a free place, but the area is "Sin City." Since moving from there, I've become a Christ follower. But now I'm in the Godless, anti-gun, anti-Liberty, illegal-alien-loving slave state of California. I've been hatching a plot to escape: Wifey, son and I move to Southern Nevada and get our main place. (Wifey doesn't want the cold or super rural-ness of the north east.) Then we buy a mountain cabin in Northern Nevada where my son and I can travel to often to live as free men to...
  • ICE Director Fires Back at Nancy Pelosi: 'How Dare You' Call ICE Agents 'Cowardly'

    03/14/2018 7:39:03 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 44 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03/13/18 | FOX News Staff
    Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan had some strong words Tuesday for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who accused the Trump administration and ICE agents of carrying out "cowardly attacks" on illegal immigrants. Pelosi issued the statement after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against California, claiming three recently passed state laws are deliberately interfering with federal immigration enforcement. “The people of California will not be bowed by the Trump administration’s brazen aggression and intimidation tactics," the California Democrat said. "Californians will continue to proudly keep our doors open to the immigrants who make America more American. We will fight this...
  • Man rescued from ice floe on Petitcodiac River (nice photo)

    02/22/2018 7:09:14 AM PST · by jerod · 17 replies
    A man has been rescued from an ice floe speeding down the Petitcodiac River this morning. A rescue operation Thursday morning saw the man pass through the Petitcodiac Causeway gates, under the Gunningsville Bridge and past Chateau Moncton heading towards the Bay of Fundy on a fast current. Reporters at the scene said he looked like he was freezing when he was pulled from the river, and was being treated by paramedics in an ambulance. Earlier, firefighters tried to rescue the man by throwing ropes to him from the shore of the river, but they were unsuccessful.
  • Mother calls for stricter hate speech rules against disabled on Twitter after pro-abortion poster

    02/07/2018 5:01:50 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 23 Jan 2018 | Jessa Schroeder
    Full title: Mother calls for stricter hate speech rules against disabled on Twitter after pro-abortion poster surfaces with photo of her DAUGHTER who suffers rare brain disorder and facial deformities A North Carolina mom is calling for stricter hate speech rules on Twitter The quest comes after a photo of Natalie Weaver‏'s disabled daughter was used for a pro-abortion poster Her daughter Sophia, nine, suffers from a rare brain disorder, Rett syndrome Twitter at first declined the mother's request to suspend the person's account Following the backlash, the account was suspended and Twitter apologized A North Carolina mom criticized Twitter...
  • Meet 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi, the new face of Palestinian resistance (barf alert)

    02/04/2018 8:09:39 AM PST · by jerod · 29 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Feb 04, 2018 4:00 AM ET | By Derek Stoffel
    To Palestinians and their supporters, hers is the face of a hero, a new symbol of resistance. But many Israelis call 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi "Shirley Temper" after viewing videos showing the girl angrily lashing out at Israeli soldiers. The long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always been about competing narratives, and in this age of social media and viral videos, Ahed's defiance has made her into something of a star in the Arab world and beyond. The blond-haired, blue-eyed Palestinian girl spent her 17th birthday inside an Israeli military prison last week, where she, along with her mother, await trial on Feb....
  • Bill applies felony charge to owners of dogs that maim or kill

    01/31/2018 5:03:11 PM PST · by boycott · 26 replies ^ | 1-31-2018 | Mike Carson
    Legislation moving through the Alabama State House would make owners of dogs who injure or kill people subject to felony charges. The bill is named after Emily Colvin, who was attacked and killed by five dogs in front of her home in Section in Jackson County in December. Colvin was 24. Five members of Colvin's family were on hand today when House and Senate committees approved the bill, which is sponsored in the House by Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville. Ledbetter said the attack on Colvin happened a few miles from his home. Sen. Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro, is the Senate sponsor....
  • Fleeing bank robbery suspects caught at Tim Hortons drive-thru (Mmmmm Doughnuts)

    01/30/2018 10:49:49 AM PST · by jerod · 18 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Jan 30, 2018 11:56 AM | Gabrielle Fahmy, Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon
    A man and woman who were allegedly fleeing a bank robbery were arrested in Bouctouche after they stopped at a Tim Horton's drive-thru. RCMP say several thousands of dollars was stolen from a Royal Bank during the heist Monday afternoon in eastern New Brunswick, but the money has since been recovered. The man, who was on parole at the time, is expected to face charges of robbery and disguise with intent in Moncton provincial court this afternoon, RCMP said. The woman is scheduled to appear in court on May 8. Royal Bank employees called police shortly after 4 p.m. on...