Via: Drakkonis • 17 comments • an hour ago
Here are the reasons, in no certain order, that the accusations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh will never stop and his foes on the progressive left never let up.
Because progressives have to justify advancing the sexual-assault accusations of Christine Blasey Ford. They lost that battle; Justice Kavanaugh sits on the court. They won’t stop the assault until they can prove they were right...
Sep 20 6:04pm@7He is on the Supreme Court and that’s that.
SEE THE FACE OF YOUR 100,000-YEAR-OLD ANCESTOR
Via: Buzz of the Orient • 9 comments • 27 minutes ago
SEE THE FACE OF YOUR 100,000-YEAR-OLD ANCESTOR
Israeli team used DNA to design first Denosivan replica
BY MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN, JERUSALEM POST, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
Portrait of a female Denisovan teen. (photo credit: MAAYAN HAREL)
Meet “Denise,” the first reconstructed anatomical profile of what, until now, were considered the mysterious Denisovans, a group...
Sep 20 12:30pm@5Astonishing indeed.
A family photograph.
Why Do We Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day and Other Fake Holidays?
Via: Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom • 51 comments • 19 hours ago
Got plans for September 19, 2019? You do now: It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day! So prepare your timbers to be shivered and wait… what? Is this seriously a holiday? What is this all about? And why, exactly, is there a formal holiday for not just pirates but for talking like pirates? You have questions. We have (weird) answers.
How did Talk Like a Pirate Day get started?
Sep 19 11:email@example.comWhy couldn’t the pirate see a movie?
It was rated Rrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Sep 19 11:17am@9What’s the difference between a hungry pirate and a drunk pirate?
One has a rumbling tummy and the other is a tumbling rummy.
Teens pledge not to have kids until action taken on climate
Via: It Is ME • 43 comments • 23 hours ago
Teenagers have been bursting into the conversation surrounding — passionately advocating for the planet and their future living on it. But this college student is making her activism even more personal by pledging not to have children until leaders take action.
From there, she and a friend decided to create a website where others could...
Sep 19 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgThat’s if she goes through with it.
Sep 19 10:27am@4She will be sorry.
She is cutting her nose off to spite her face.
She will regret that decision when she gets older.
A teen allegedly wanted to ‘shoot 400 people for fun.’ Cops found an AK-47 in her bedroom.
Via: Krishna • 164 comments • 9 hours ago
Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said Alexis Wilson was arrested Monday after investigators saw a video of her shooting an AK-47 and her co-workers reported she had said she would "shoot up" a high school. (Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Alexis Wilson was working an afternoon shift at the local Pizza Inn in McAlester, Okla., on Sunday, when she pulled a co-worker...
Sep 18 4:04pm@9Glad they stopped her before she killed or hurt anyone.
Church under investigation for allegedly holding down gay man to pray away sexuality
Via: TᵢG • 258 comments • an hour ago
By Gwen Aviles
A church is under investigation after a gay man said he was ambushed and held down by congregants who tried to pray away his sexuality.
Sean Cormie, 23, told KFOR-TV, NBC’s Oklahoma City affiliate , that his family had been urging him and his partner, Gary Garner, to attend services at First Assembly of God Church in Blackwell, Oklahoma, ever since Cormie came out...
Sep 18 2:05pm@6They should have known better to even step foot in that church. They’re a bunch of nitwits. ( The church members).
Hopefully he learned his lesson and continues to file charges.
He needs to let...
Human bodies keep moving for more than a year after death, researcher finds
Via: Freefaller • 23 comments • 3 days ago
The zombies from ‘Walking Dead’ may be frighteningly closer to reality than you’d like to imagine. Australian researchers have observed human bodies moving for more than a year after death, a finding that can greatly change how post-mortem investigations are conducted, they say. Researchers at the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER), informally known as a...
Sep 16 11:email@example.comI know.
Sep 16 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks..... : )
Sep 16 8:55pm@4I have read that when some people were cremated, they moved around. They later found out it was from tissue shrinkage.
Who knows what the future will bring.
If they do bring back someone after...
If you were invisible.
By: Kathleen • 45 comments • 4 days ago • LOCKED
If you were invisible for 2 hours, what would you do?
Please be polite.
Thank you 😊
Sep 16 8:11pm@11Thank you to those that participated.
Sep 16 7:31pm@10If you can’t follow a simple rule.” Be polite” That means you have no respect for me.
Sep 16 7:email@example.comThe whole blog almost became invisible, but someone talked me out of deleting it.
Sep 16 7:firstname.lastname@example.orgYou can have it without being invisible.
Sep 16 4:email@example.comOkay, that sounds fair. If they cheated people, then they deserve not to have it.
Sep 16 4:firstname.lastname@example.orgIt does, I have not heard that song in a long time.
Sep 16 3:email@example.comPlease, none of that.
Sep 16 3:firstname.lastname@example.org[deleted]
Sep 15 2:email@example.comYou would have to sneak around and grab the money. Although, if you went in a safe, they could shut the door and you would be stuck.. Ha!
Sep 15 2:firstname.lastname@example.orgThey rob us that’s for sure, paying 3 times your mortgage amount.
I have to admit, I thought about that too.
Sep 15 2:email@example.com: )
Sep 15 2:firstname.lastname@example.orgThat sounds good to me......
Sep 15 2:email@example.comThank you, you don’t have a thing to worry about : )
Sep 15 2:firstname.lastname@example.orgThat sounds very peaceful...
Sep 15 2:email@example.comHi r t b,
I am sure that people notice you. : )
I like that idea of listening in on what is said in the White House.
btw, I enjoy reading your posts.
Sep 15 11:23am@1What would you do for those two hours?
Think you don't like country music? Ken Burns' new PBS opus will play your heart like a fiddle
Via: JohnRussell • 21 comments • 4 days ago
Think you don't like country music? Ken Burns' new PBS opus will play your heart like a fiddle
Burns' latest epic documentary may not go deep as some would like. But it feels welcoming to the country-averse
SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 11:00PM (UTC)
Amusic documentary’s success is not reliant on its ability to persuade or convert those unfamiliar with a subject...
Sep 16 10:38am@9I have never been a big fan of country music. My parents never cared for it either. My dad played in a band and did play some Johnny Cash songs. I remember them playing I Walk the Line. He liked...
Fisherman gets shock as he reels in 'dinosaur-like' fish with huge eyes
Via: Freefaller • 52 comments • 3 days ago
Oscar Lundahl is believed to have nearly jumped out of his boat when he saw on the end of his line the strange-looking species with large, bulbous eyes. It turned out the creature was a ratfish, which lives in deep water and is distantly related to sharks. It is harmless to humans and gets its name from its long, thin tail that some scientists in the past believed resembled a rat's. The...
Sep 15 9:21pm@7My daughter would like to draw that. She likes unusual things like that.
'Liberty State' Secessionists Peddle Their Christian Separatist Vision To Voters
Via: JohnRussell • 68 comments • 2 days ago
The people promoting the creation of a “Christianity-based” 51st state carved out of what is currently eastern Washington have begun moving beyond just talking about it and planning for it. Now they are promoting it to the voters they need to convince to secede from Washington state—talking to local reporters, setting up booths at county fairs, and adamantly denying their extremism....
Sep 14 10:firstname.lastname@example.orgSomething about the water in that picture that looks terrifying.
Overcoming Fear of Loss
By: Enoch • 116 comments • 2 days ago
We all find that fear of in future not having someone prevents us from taking the risks necessary to open up the opportunity of gain by a relationship with them.
It hurts when we lose someone.
The more they meant to us, the more the pain.
No one likes to have a void in their lives with the pain of loss.
Whether this fear prevents us from entering into relationships, taking...
Sep 14 7:email@example.comThank you for you very kind words Enoch, I really appreciate it. : )
Sep 14 10:05am@15What hurts me the most is my daughter has missed out on wonderful grandparents and a aunt. My sister would have been a second mother, not just a aunt. So that really hurts...
Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days behind bars for her role in the college admissions scandal.
Via: JohnRussell • 22 comments • 6 days ago
Felicity Huffman Gets 14 Days in College Admissions Scam
Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days behind bars for her role in the college admissions scandal .
The Desperate Housewives actress, 56, faced a judge on Friday afternoon in a federal courtroom in Boston. In addition to the 14 days incarceration, the judge fined her $30,000 and...
Sep 13 5:firstname.lastname@example.orgI must be a tougher judge. : )
Sep 13 4:email@example.comAgreed, Lori should have pleaded guilty also. Her arrogance will land her much more time if she is found guilty. She also has done more wrong then the one that just got sentenced.
I was hoping...
Son of 9/11 victim addresses Ilhan Omar during memorial: 'Show respect in honoring them, please'
Via: cms5 • 154 comments • one week ago • LOCKED
During Wednesday's 9/11 Memorial and Museum ceremony in New York to honor the lives lost 18 years ago, one victim's family member had a message for freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
Nicholas Haros Jr., whose mother Frances Haros was killed in the World Trade Center at age 76, wore a black T-shirt with the words "Some people did something" as he read a list of victims' names, including his...
Sep 11 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgHmmmm he is doing the same thing he accuses everyone else with all the Trump talk. Normalizing her.
Sep 11 3:46pm@7Unfit to serve the public.
This Day in History: Sept. 11
Via: Vic Eldred • 22 comments • one week ago • LOCKED
On this day, Sept. 11 ...
2001: America is changed forever when 19 al-Qaeda terrorists, in a coordinated attack, hijack four passenger jetliners, sending two of the planes smashing into New York City's World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon and the fourth into a field in Shanksville, Pa., resulting in nearly 3,000 deaths. The ramifications of the Sept. 11 terror attacks are still...
Sep 11 12:03pm@7I was off from work that day, sleeping in. My husband was up and had our daughter in the hi-chair eating breakfast. He came upstairs and said honey! You won’t believe this! A plane just hit the...
1 to 2 naps a week may help keep your heart healthy, study finds
Via: TᵢG • 19 comments • one week ago
By Erika Edwards
There's new evidence that daytime naps may be linked to a lower risk of heart attack or stroke, but only if they're limited to a few times a week.
The research, published Monday in the journal Heart , is based on data collected from nearly 3,500 people living in Switzerland.
"We looked at healthy adults and found that people who take occasional naps — once or...
Sep 11 12:55am@3I like taking naps. It’s one of my favorite things.
Do Facts Matter To Trump Supporters?
By: JohnRussell • 154 comments • one week ago
These are the official National Hurricane Center projections from Friday Aug 30, and then Saturday Aug 31
Here is Trumps tweet after seeing these maps, on Sunday, Sept 1.
President Trump Retweeted
Donald J. Trump
Sep 10 10:44pm@14Damn that Hurricane! It just does not go where I tell it too!
Dorian..... "I was going to Alabama, but like a woman, I changed my mind"
Shia Muslims Celebrate Ashura (WARNING: Some people may find photos to be upsetting)
Via: Krishna • 66 comments • one week ago
The day commemorates the death of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the prophet Muhammad. Credit: AFP or licensors
THESE incredible pictures show devout Muslims using knives to slice open their heads - and those of children - during the traditional Ashura show of faith in Iraq.
They are among the millions of Shia Muslim worshippers currently taking part in annual ceremonies...
Sep 10 4:32pm@7That poor child and all the other children that have been treated this way. No words can describe how horrible this is.
My Prolonged Absence from NT
By: bitemore Gfotwo • 40 comments • 4 days ago
Learning of Dowser's death, today, jerked me back to some sort of "reality." By that, I mean that I have pretty much avoided "social media" since dumping Facebook over a year ago. More than that, however, I should probably explain that I have another "excuse." That excuse is that I have been busy and extremely preoccupied with health concerns, both my own and my partner's, a dear soul you...
Sep 10 11:12am@15Hello, It is nice to meet you.
In Memorial For Marsha Meyer aka Dowser
By: Perrie Halpern R.A. • 67 comments • 6 days ago
A meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated, or being perfect.
It's about being real, being humble, being able to share ourselves and to touch the lives of others.
It is with great sadness that I have to inform the community of the passing of to Marsha Taylor Meyers, known to her online friends as Dowser. She was a devoted...
Sep 09 10:55pm@28Even though we have only spoken a few times, I thought she was a very sweet lady. I am so glad I got the chance to meet her. See you on the other side dear lady.
Listen to Police Captain’s Amusing Conversation With Phone Scammers Threatening to Arrest Her
Via: TᵢG • 26 comments • 2 weeks ago
[The video is in the seeded article]
Many people have been subjected to calls from phone scammers pushing various schemes and stories—but this one particular scammer made the mistake of calling a North Carolina police officer.
In a video that was uploaded by the Apex Police Department last week, Captain Ann Stephens can be heard talking on the phone with a man pretending to be a law...
Sep 09 9:23am@7I had a few, some I don’t even answer if I don’t recognize the number. I don’t know how it would come through, but a coach whistle or airhorn would give me great pleasure.
You can hear air horns...
Sep 09 9:email@example.com Way to go!
I bet you had some giggles over it..
Couples were asked to tell their race for a Virginia marriage license. Now they're suing.
Via: sandy-2021492 • 67 comments • one week ago
The suit was filed Thursday in the Eastern District of Virginia and slams the state statute as "offensive," "unconstitutional" and "reflective of a racist past."
One of the couples, Sophie Rogers and her fiancé, Brandyn Churchill, went to the Rockbridge Circuit Court clerk's office to obtain a marriage license ahead of their Oct. 19 wedding and was informed that if they do not tell...
Sep 08 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgYes.
Sep 08 11:email@example.comSo nasty. We just moved a few months ago and a few houses down there is a couple, white wife and black husband. They welcomed us and we have been friendly when we see each other always. People act...
Hi, I'm Reba - You need to hear my story. UPDATE APRIL 27TH / UPDATE SEPTEMBER 7TH.
By: Kavika • 190 comments • 2 weeks ago
My wife and I have been volunteering at VOCAL, (Voices of Change Animal League) in Ocala Florida.
I've been a dog lover and owner most of my adult life. Wiki is our mini Doxie and is 11 years old and still thinks she is a puppy. Our sweet girl, Annie, a rescue we found abandoned on the mountain in SW Missouri when she was 8 years old. We had her for 6 years until she was diagnosed with...
Sep 07 10:20pm@58Wonderful story.
I love to hear things like this.
Thank you both for what you do!
CDC warns about e-cigarette use after rise in vaping-related deaths
Via: TᵢG • 13 comments • 2 weeks ago
By Erika Edwards
A severe and puzzling lung disease linked to electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices has doctors across the country scrambling to diagnose and care for patients struggling to breathe. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of vaping-related illnesses jumped to at least 450 cases in 33 states and cautioned people about...
Sep 07 10:59am@6I guess I am pretty lucky with this. My daughter hates smoking, vaping and anything having to do with it. She even hates being around people that do.
Nothing good comes out of putting any of that...
Why the federal government spent $3 million to study lesbian obesity
Via: KDMichigan • 76 comments • one week ago
The federal government spent millions of dollars in recent years researching why lesbians have a higher obesity rate than heterosexual women and gay men, according to funding records. The ongoing National Institutes of Health study, now in its fourth year and scheduled to last another two, has cost about $3 million to date, the Washington Free Beacon reported in a recent article. A summary of...
Sep 07 8:19am@13Give me the 3 million and I will tell you why.
By: Kathleen • 73 comments • 2 weeks ago
If humanity was put on trial by an advanced race of aliens, how would you defend humanity and argue for its continued existence?
Please be polite, thank you.
Sep 06 9:firstname.lastname@example.orgI agree....
Sep 06 8:email@example.comMy husband liked this even though he thinks like me about politics. That’s all though, no more mention of it.. : )
Sep 06 8:26pm@12Remember, the aliens were more less used as an example.
The real question is: How would you talk up the human race, what is so great about us and the way we lived all during history?
Sep 06 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgWell I think the whole point of this article would be, how would you defend humanity. What would you say as a lawyer. What things would you say to talk up humans? The aliens were more less a metaphor.
Sep 05 9:email@example.comMaybe for some people, but not with everyone.
Sep 05 9:firstname.lastname@example.orgThat’s the question I am asking you too.
Sep 05 9:email@example.comOkay, then how would you defend the human race?
That was my original question to begin with.
Since you have to have a purpose, it is to keep the human race existing.
Now, how would you defend it?
Sep 05 7:firstname.lastname@example.orgSo you are saying you have to have a purpose to be kind? What kind of purpose?
Hopefully you are not expecting for a reward. That would defeat the purpose if there is one.
I think that you...
Sep 05 3:email@example.comI don’t think it is. You don’t have to have a purpose to be kind to each other, do you?
Sep 05 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgWhat about The Golden Rule? I don’t think you need any purpose to abide that. We are well aware of right and wrong, we just don’t follow it.
Sep 05 12:email@example.comAll these things could very well be, but we have a responsibility and we need to take a hard look at ourselves sometimes.
Sep 05 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgI hope so, over the course of history I beg to differ though.
Sep 05 12:email@example.comThank you Enoch, I thought it had a great message to it.
Thank you for your post.
Sep 05 10:26am@1What are your thoughts about this?
Some Signs That Humanity Is Regressing
By: Buzz of the Orient • 10 comments • 2 weeks ago
Some Signs That Humanity Is Regressing
I rest my case.
Sep 06 9:02pm@2I have fun reading them.
The fence was my favorite
This wormlike robot is made to wriggle through the human brain
Via: TᵢG • 26 comments • 2 weeks ago
By David Freeman
Scientists have developed a robotic device that could transform the treatment for strokes , which each year strike 795,000 Americans and kill 140,000. It’s a wormlike robot designed to wend its way through the maze of tiny blood vessels inside the human brain to break up the blood clots causing the stroke and restore the flow of blood.
Sep 06 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgYes, it is creepy though. It almost sounds like a science fiction.
Sep 06 12:email@example.comSorry about that.
Sep 06 10:41am@7Interesting how modern medicine can resort back to a middle age treatment. Using living things to help other living things is becoming more prevalent. I hope it has success.
Harry Potter Books Removed from Nashville School Library on the Advice of Exorcists
Via: Freefaller • 109 comments • 2 weeks ago
Harry Potter might have been able to defeat Voldemort, but he was no match for the administrators at St. Edward Catholic School in Nashville.
The Roman Catholic parish school — which educates students in pre-K through 8th grade — has removed all seven volumes of J.K. Rowling ‘s popular Harry Potter series from its library, the Nashville Tennessean reports, due to its content.
Sep 06 6:firstname.lastname@example.orgI use to get upset and angry a lot more then I do now. It’s simply not worth it. Unless we have some kind of get together, you will never see any of these people. There are a few, I am concerned...
Sep 04 6:email@example.comI know what you are referring to, and yes, it’s gets very old. Especially the relentless articles of the same crap over and over again. I was more less talking about the trolling. insults, body...
Sep 04 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgIt’s partly because they don’t have to confront people face to face. Yes, I have seen many that can talk a ‘good game’ too.
Sep 02 10:18pm@11It’s not just about magic, and only uneducated religious fanatics see that it is.
Sep 02 8:email@example.comMy daughter read them and I would read them to her. I saw friendship, love, responsibility and many other qualities in the books.
Sep 02 7:55pm@2Love the books and the movies. Only an idiot would ban them.
This Labor Day, celebrate America's job creators as well as our workforce
Via: Heartland American • 93 comments • 2 weeks ago
.Ask Americans what Labor Day means, and they'll likely say it marks the end of summer. One last chance to wear white and go for a swim before the pool is drained.
But as its name suggests, Labor Day was established to celebrate labor –- organized labor , to be more specific.
The idea for the holiday is often attributed to Peter J. McGuire, co-founder of the...
Sep 06 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgThank you, heavy rains and lots of wind. I heard a thump on the roof, a large tree branch way have fell. We have very large trees around the house, so we are a little nervous.
Glad it missed you!
Sep 02 11:21am@7I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day weekend.
For those of you that are in the path of Dorian, please stay alert and safe.
We are keeping an eye out because we live 5 miles from Ocean City...
I May be Absent for a While, or, Intermittently, so, Please Keep Posting
By: A. Macarthur • 72 comments • one week ago
Sep 06 11:email@example.comHey kiddo, I am so happy to see you post. Remember, I am always here for you. Sending you hugs my friend....
Sep 06 10:firstname.lastname@example.orgI took that when I was at the beach the other day. Rainbows always feel like peace and inspiration to us all.
Sep 05 7:33pm@11My best to you and your wife Mac.
The Navy is the US military's fattest service branch, new Pentagon report reveals
Via: FLYNAVY1 • 65 comments • 2 weeks ago
The US Navy is the fattest branch of the US armed forces, with an obesity rate of 22 percent, a new Department of Defense report revealed.
While the Navy has a problem, it isn't the only service getting fat. Obesity is on the rise across all the services. The Air Force came in at 18.1 percent, the Army at 17.4 (the DoD average), and the Marines at 8.3 percent.
Rising obesity rates in...
Sep 05 9:51pm@9Get out those sneakers and start jogging.
By: Enoch • 80 comments • 5 days ago
Today is Mrs. E's Birthday.
The celebration began yesterday.
We drove about the State taking our son, daughter, son and daughter in law and grandchildren out for a celebratory meal.
For many of the young ones yesterday was their last day of freedom.
The new school year starts for them today.
As is our custom, the young ones pick out presents for their Saftah (Grandmother in...
Sep 04 12:04pm@6Happy Birthday Mrs. E!
I hope you enjoy your day!
It Looks Surreal, but, it's Real; I Shot it Last Evening ~ Creative Arts Thursday/Friday
By: A. Macarthur • 72 comments • 3 weeks ago
Sep 02 7:50pm@15Here is a pic of hurricane Dorian. I took this from my tv.
Boston's Straight Pride Parade is a deranged veneration of toxic masculinity nobody asked for
Via: TᵢG • 137 comments • 2 weeks ago
By Jonathan Krieger
The Straight Pride Parade is coming to Boston on Saturday, the brainchild of three straight men convinced that they are the victims of oppression. Apparently, the same kind of individuals who spent the last election complaining that everyone-gets-a-trophy millennials are too easily offended have had their feelings hurt. And now they want a parade.
The parade is...