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CURRENT EVENTS

Jan 16 08:40

Married policeman is sacked for slapping a female colleague's bottom as they cleared up Windsor after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding

A police officer who slapped a female colleague's bottom during the clean-up of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding has been sacked by a panel that found he also sexually assaulted a man at his station.
Clinton Geldard said 'I will destroy you' and made other lewd comments when he smacked the female junior officer he was supposed to be mentoring.
Geldard also smacked the woman's rear as they refuelled their patrol car in the town.

Jan 16 08:37

Vandals Target Pro-life Billboards,Scrawl 'your life Drains Earth' beneath Picture of Baby

The signs were vandalized the night before the organization placed thousand of white crosses in a field to represent the babies aborted every day in the US

Jan 16 08:37

Man who killed young mother in drunk driving incident demands license back — even after five drunk driving convictions

A man with five drunk driving convictions who killed a young mother while intoxicated, says he's sorry and is demanding to get his license back. The family of his victim says that a driver's license is "a privilege, not a right."

Jan 16 08:15

A PS4 Sale on Craigslist Turns Into an Expert Lesson in Trolling

The seedy online underbelly of deal-hunting almost always ends at meet-up sites like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, which you should always navigate with caution. There's nothing worse than agreeing on a price for a cell phone or that long lost Labyrinth VHS, only to find yourself meeting under a bridge in Teaneck with a dude pointing a knife at your Adam's apple. Worst Thursday night ever.

Jan 16 08:15

This Guy Learned He Was Dating His Half-Sister From a DNA Kit

If your significant other has ever given you a present you immediately wanted to return to the store, this story will make you think again. On Christmas Day, just a few weeks ago, one woman gave her boyfriend a 23andme DNA kit that had the couple so freaked out, they not only wanted to throw it out the window, but also promptly broke up and haven't spoken since.

Jan 16 08:09

Controversy swirls after 51-year-old man reportedly punches 11-year-old girl after she and her friends surround him

Authorities arrested 51-year-old David Steven Bell after he reportedly punched an 11-year-old girl in the face this weekend.

Jan 16 08:09

Family upset after newspaper refuses to publish obit blaming Trump for hastening woman's death

The family of an 87-year-old Kentucky woman was none too happy when their local newspaper refused to run the woman's obituary with a line that blamed her death on frustration with President Donald Trump.

Jan 16 05:40

Pro-Israel: Top Recipients

The numbers on this page are based on contributions from PACs and individuals giving $200 or more.

All donations took place during the 2017-2018 election cycle and were released by the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday, January 08, 2019.

1st and 2nd place:
1 Menendez, Robert (D-NJ) Senate $546,507
2 Cruz, Ted (R-TX) Senate $349,437

Jan 16 04:48

US and Britain conduct first joint drill in South China Sea

USS McCampbell and HMS Argyll join forces as US seeks to push back against China’s claims to disputed waters

The United States and Britain have conducted their first joint naval drills in the South China Sea, as Washington seeks support from its allies in challenging Beijing’s claims to the disputed waters.

US Navy guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell and Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll conducted operations together in the South China Sea from Friday last week until Wednesday, the two countries said.

The US said the two vessels had practised communication drills, division tactics, and a personnel exchange designed to address common maritime security priorities and enhance interoperability

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Jan 16 04:35

Syrians, Iraqis defeated Daesh

Syrians, Iraqis defeated Daesh, not Americans: Iran’s Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the victory over the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq and Syria was the result of endeavors by the two nations themselves and that the United States played no role in defeating the outfit.

Foreign Minister Zarif made the remarks on Wednesday in a meeting with Iranian and Iraqi businesspeople as well as local officials in the Iraqi city of Karbala.

Zarif pointed to the fact that America has not succeed in combating terrorism in other parts of the world and said success in Iraq and Syria came about because the people of the two countries stood up, fought, and sacrificed lives. “That is why this victory has nothing to do with America...">>>

Jan 16 04:17

US arrests journalist working for Iran's state Press TV

Iranian broadcaster says Marzieh Hashemi was arrested after landing at St Louis international airport

An American journalist working for Iran's English-language Press TV has been arrested by US authorities on unspecified charges, the state-run broadcaster said on Wednesday.

Marzieh Hashemi, 59, was arrested upon arrival at St Louis Lambert International Airport on Sunday and transferred by the FBI to a detention facility in Washington, DC, Press TV said.

"Her relatives were unable to contact her, and she was allowed to contact her daughter only two days after her arrest," the Iranian broadcaster reported.
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Hashemi's reported arrest comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US.

During his recent trip through the Middle East, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US is "redoubling" its efforts to put pressure on Iran, accusing it of destabilising the region.

Pompeo vowed to "expel every last Iranian boot" from Syria>>>

(*RELATED: from PRESS TV !

(*FARSNEWS UPDATE: FBI Jails, Tortures Muslim News Anchor wow! they added torture to the story !!!)

Jan 16 04:02

Alternative Designs For London's Tower Bridge

Opened on June 30th, 1894, London's Tower Bridge is one of the world's most recognisable crossings. Yet the distinctive blue bascules and Gothic adornments weren't the only design proposed for the site.
The bridge was subject to an open competition, which resulted in many entries (including one for a tunnel) before the winning submission by Horace Jones was selected.
Here are some of the alternative designs...

Jan 16 04:00

Texas Congressman With Ties to Controversial Donor Introduces $38 Billion Israel Aid Bill

Michael McCaul, the bill’s author, has a long record of supporting Israel and has received $90,000 from pro-Israel political action committees that give to both Republicans and Democrats.

On January 8th Republican Congressman Michael T. McCaul of Texas introduced H.R. 336, reported to be a companion bill to S.1, the Senate bill that would cement a $38 billion package to Israel, combat the movement to pressure Israel to adhere to international law known as BDS, and other measures.

The text of the bill is not yet publicly available>>>

Jan 16 03:53

America's Largest Home: Biltmore Estate By The Numbers

America’s largest private home, the Biltmore Estate, was built by George Washington Vanderbilt II in Asheville, North Carolina. Now open to the public and a popular tourist attraction, the once-private home to one of the country’s wealthiest families is a shining example of the opulence of the Gilded Age. Let’s take a brief tour of the Biltmore Estate by the numbers.

Jan 16 03:50

Judge Proctor’s Windmill Versus An Alien UFO: The 1897 Aurora Incident

Forget Roswell and the UFO that reportedly crashed there in 1947. Fifty years earlier, in 1897, the town of Aurora, Texas, may have had an unearthly visitor crash land there, taking out the local judge’s windmill in the process. And according to the newspaper reports of the time, it is just possible that the alien who was piloting the ill-fated spacecraft is still in Aurora today, buried in the local cemetery. Let’s examine what is known about the U.S.’s earliest reported flying saucer crash.

Jan 16 02:28

'They shot at us like rabbits' : Violence against demonstrators by French police intensifies

Yellow Vest Fireman Protester Shot in the Back of Head

'severe brain injury'

Jan 15 20:38

Bill Maher Blasts ‘Incels’ Who Defaced ‘Real Time’ Billboard with NPC Meme

“incels” who defaced a promotional billboard for his HBO show Real Time with the “NPC” internet meme

Jan 15 17:50

UN Member: 5G Could Trigger Extinction Level Event

I did my best for two and a half years to alert the UN staff union, administration and medical service to the danger to the health of UN staff of EMR from these access points, but was ignored.

People’s first reaction to the idea that 5G may be an existential threat to all life on Earth is usually disbelief and/or cognitive dissonance. Once they examine the facts, however, their second reaction is often terror.

If 5G is built, radiation levels will increase 10- to 100-fold, virtually overnight, everywhere. There will literally be no place on Earth to hide from it.

Elon Musk is set to launch the first 4,425 5G satellites in June 2019 and “blanket” the Earth with 5G, in breach of countless international treaties. This could initiate the last great extinction, courtesy of the multi-trillion-US-dollar 5G, the biggest biological experiment and most heinous manifestation of hubris and greed in human history.

Jan 15 16:14

A big win for Judicial Watch and step towards upholding the Rule of Law

Federal Court Orders Discovery on Clinton Email, Benghazi Scandal: "Top Obama-Clinton Officials, Susan Rice and Ben Rhodes to Respond to Judicial Watch Questions Under Oath"

Jan 15 16:03

This is the “out of touch” reality that exists in Silicon Valley

... while others sleep on the streets ...

Jan 15 15:38

William Barr: "It is vitally important that the special counsel be allowed to complete his investigation.

I have known Bob Mueller for 30 years. We worked closely together throughout my previous tenure at the Dept. of Justice.

We've been friends since."

Jan 15 14:58

Literally feminazis

Professor Gets “Mein Kampf” Published In Academic Journals By Using Feminist Buzzwords

Jan 15 14:46

Student Debt Crisis Worsens: Florida Board Of Health Suspends Licenses Over Defaults

The United States Department of Education estimates more than 10 percent of student loan borrowers are in default. The federal government estimates Americans owe $1.2 trillion in student debt. That figure is now larger than all outstanding U.S. credit card and vehicle debt combined.

Jan 15 13:39

Buchanan: Is Bolton Steering Trump Into War With Iran?

Well, if he is serious, Trump had best keep an eye on his national security adviser, for a U.S. war on Iran would be a dream come true for John Bolton.

Last September, when Shiite militants launched three mortar shells into the Green Zone in Baghdad, which exploded harmlessly in a vacant lot, Bolton called a series of emergency meetings and directed the Pentagon to prepare a menu of targets, inside Iran, for U.S. air and missile strikes in retaliation.

The Wall Street Journal quoted one U.S. official as saying Bolton’s behavior “rattled people. … People were shocked. It was mind-boggling how cavalier they were about hitting Iran.”

Bolton’s former deputy, Mira Ricardel, reportedly told a gathering the shelling into the Green Zone was “an act of war” to which the U.S. must respond decisively.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word, please: getting the US into a war in Iran to please your good buddies Netanyahu and Adelson, may be great from a an Israeli perspective, but lousy for We the People.

You should know, if your advisors are not telling you this, but at this point with the American Military, they don't have the money, the troop strength, the manufacturing, or the weaponry to insure a positive outcome to a war against Iran, and if Russia comes in, on Iran's side, the American military be pitted against some very formidable, capable weapons.

The Iranians have proven good faith in abiding by the P5+1 agreement, even though the US has withdrawn from it. No less an august body than the IAEA keeps assuring us that they are in compliance.

And Mr.President, a final reality you need to think about, that is becoming more and more apparent to your base; Israel should not be getting any of the financial and military aid the US gives it, because such transfers are illegal, according to the Symington and Glenn amendments.

Iran, on the other hand, did become a signatory to the NNPT; and we are punishing Iran for something it really hasn't done, and lauding and Funding Israel for breaking American law?!?

What's wrong with this picture??? Damn near everything, Mr. President!!!!

Jan 15 13:26

Gillette: The Worst An Ad Can Get

Gillette's new ad bashing "toxic masculinity" is crashing and burning.

As of Tuesday morning, the ad had over 3 million views with 292,000 downvotes versus around 55,000 upvotes.

Jan 15 12:38

50 Beautiful Celebrity Portraits Taken by Deborah Feingold in the 1980s

American photographer Deborah Feingold took pictures of celebrities from the late 70s while collaborating with Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, Newsweek and The New York Times.
In this series of photos you can find vintage portraits of young celebrities.

Jan 15 12:35

The Enduring Mystery of the Longyou Grotto Caves

Thought of as “bottomless,” -- this was the notion for many years towards the ponds of Longyou County. Then a local valiantly set out to see how deep they really were, and discovered the first among many massive hand-carved caves. Its origin is almost a total mystery.

Jan 15 12:31

Phineas Gage: The Man Who Survived An Iron Rod Which Went Through His Skull

Throughout medical history, there have been countless stories of amazing accounts of survival defying logical explanation. One such event, dubbed as the “American Crowbar Case,” happened on September 13, 1848 when, due to an explosion, a tamping iron went right through the head of Phineas Gage. Luckily, the accident was not enough to end the life of the railroad foreman.

Jan 15 12:05

Scott Adams: Putin Puppets CNN and Max Boot Doing Russia’s Bidding

CNN’s reaction to President Trump denying he’s a Russian asset
First CNN pushes, promotes Russian asset story
Now they are gasping in horror he has to deny their BS?
Max Boot’s article, 18 reasons President might be Russian asset
Laundry list of unrelated stuff other people did or said
CNN seems to have given up on Mueller
CNN is creating the news they’re reporting

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1085191025302237187

Jan 15 10:50

DEMOCRATS PREPARE HEARINGS ON "RIGHTWING EXTREMISM"

Prior to the 2018 midterm election, I speculated a Democrat-controlled House would result in hearings targeting “hate groups,” that is to say anybody on the “right” who challenges official narratives, otherwise known as “conspiracy theories.”

“Rep. Bennie Thompson, an African American lawmaker from Mississippi, is in charge of the House Homeland Security Committee,” reports McClatchy.

“Thompson intends to hold hearings to spotlight what experts say is a growth of deadly right wing extremism in America, even if the hearings could feature members of white supremacist groups.”

Thompson said his aim is to change the dialogue and find a balance in a U.S. domestic terrorism strategy that he believes has focused too heavily on the threat of homegrown Muslim terrorism and too little the rise of far right, white nationalist, and anti-Semitic groups.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "bread and circuses" for the intellectually challenged, rather than going after the problems at the source of this fracturing of the nation.

I doubt seriously that Representative Thompson would ever want a person like me testifying, as Christian Pacifist activist; but sir, say the word, and I will be in DC in a heartbeat!!

So hear this, Representative Thompson; I am a centerist progressive, with no use for the extremes on either side of this aisle. I never advocate violence as a means to an end. I am self-employed, a member in good standing of a local Protestant church, conduct two English speaking choirs, and am their composer in residence.

I can very clearly see what damage the Deep State and its demagogues have done to this country over the last 30 years or so, and I want to see it stopped.

Wars are great for corporations and their investors, but generally lousy for the people who fight them, and their families and friends. For over the last 30 years, I have seen military confrontation after confrontation, with nothing to show for it, but a huge Federal deficit, and more graves at military grave sites.

Alleged "education" in this country has become a bad joke, with countries in both Asia and Scandinavian reaching far past us in language, critical thinking, and numeracy. Their kids will, most likely, never be on public assistance, because they have the skills to compete in a real-world environment.

We now have "school officers", in public schools, who have been responsible for an amazing amount of brutality against students, as though it is the voice of the American Deep State, telling these kids that they are nothing, will never amount to anything, so shut up and don't act out.

I have to wonder why these incidents seem to happen only in public schools, but never, or rarely happen, in private schools, like Kumon, the Waldorf Schools, or Montessori Schools?!?

There has to be a reason, and I think, that the reason these incidents don't happen here, is that the teachers are really motivated to make education exciting, and to get these kids to reach their full potential.

And speaking of schools, let's, Sir, address our "school to prison trajectory".

Some schools have a classroom to private prison trajectory, if kids attending that school happen to be cursed by living in the "wrong zip code". Nothing is expected of these kids but trouble, and when that "trouble" gets "out of hand", they are either medicated, or thrown into Juvenile Hall. From there, it is a very short jump to either public or private prisons.

You know, Representative Thompson, like that horrible private prison right there in your home state you most know of it by now, and that is East Mississippi Correctional Facility, right?!?

Inside a Private Prison: Blood, Suicide and Poorly Paid GuardsThe article goes on to state:

"According to evidence and testimony at a federal civil rights trial, far worse things were happening at the prison than inmates strolling around during a lockdown: A mentally ill man on suicide watch hanged himself, gang members were allowed to beat other prisoners, and those whose cries for medical attention were ignored resorted to setting fires in their cells.

So many shackled men have recounted instances of extraordinary violence and neglect in the prison that the judge has complained of exhaustion."

Why is it, Representative Thompson, that this institution is allowed to continue to exist?!?

Prison sentences are both a result of individual bad choices, but also, bad choices of a society which doesn't give people the skills, and equip them with what they will need to know, in the future.

The entire nature of "work" is changing, right before our eyes, and the need for "unskilled labor" is quickly going the way of the dodo bird.

Unlike prisons in enlightened places like Sweden, in the US, there is almost no counseling, and no attempt at getting prisoners rehabilitated, to the point where they will not offend again.

Recidivism appears to be the "name of the game", to protect both public and private prisons' budgets, so this becomes a never-ending cycle.

So there you have it, Representative Thompson; one moderate centerist church goer at your service, who wants to see better things for ALL of our kids and this for this country's future.

You are welcome!! :-)

Jan 15 10:46

Abortion Advocate Says 'Fetal Tissue Is Not A Person.' The Daily Wire's Emily Zanotti Crushes Her.

An abortion advocate who serves as a senior editor at Romper and columnist for Bustle decided to weigh in once more on the issue on Twitter, insisting “fetal tissue is not a person,” prompting a response from The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti that slammed her for her cavalier disregard for the sanctity of human life.

Jan 15 10:35

Americans Are Now More Likely To Die From An Opioid Overdose Than In A Car Crash

According to a new report from the National Safety Council, for the first time since they began recording statistics about "accidental" deaths, Americans are more likely to die from an accidental drug overdose than from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Jan 15 10:35

AG Nominee Barr Breaks From Trump: Sessions Should Have Recused Himself, Mueller Not on a Witch Hunt

Attorney General nominee William Barr is breaking sharply with the man who nominated him, President Donald Trump, on several issues near and dear to the commander-in-chief’s heart.

Jan 15 10:34

'Daily Show' Creator Lizz Winstead: Unborn Babies Are 'Medical Waste,' Pro-Lifers Are 'Real Bats**t Extremists'

The pressure put against abortion during the age of President Trump has pushed "The Daily Show" creator Lizz Winstead into saying some of the most hateful rhetoric yet toward pro-lifers and the unborn.

Jan 15 10:08

Fashion Student Has Strong Message For Activists Who Say Her Bikini 'Fetishizes' Asians

An African American fashion designer is being denounced as racially insensitive and "fetishizing" Asian women for borrowing from Chinese culture to create a sexy piece of lingerie/bikini, but she's refusing to back down from her critics.

Jan 15 10:08

What Nancy Pelosi REALLY Means by ‘Securing the Border’

The cartoon below, by master cartoonist Gary McCoy, brilliantly illustrates what Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and the rest of their gang of Democrats REALLY mean by “securing the border.”

Jan 15 10:00

FEDS ARE SPYING ON REST AREAS, CREATING A MULTI-STATE BATHROOM SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM

DOT's and police are now spying on rest areas in real-time 24/7.

According to an article in the Star Tribune, the Department of Transportation (DOT) in eight states have installed cameras and sensors in rest areas.

"New technology rolled out in Minnesota and seven other Midwestern states aims to help Wortham and other truckers find parking by broadcasting in real-time the number of spaces available at rest areas."

Rest areas do much more than let truckers know about parking availability.

"In Minnesota, six rest areas have the new technology, including cameras taking regular pictures of the parking lots and sensors the size of hockey pucks embedded in the concrete of each parking spot. Those sensors beam data to dynamic roadside signs that display the number of parking spaces available."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do any of the knuckleheads who passed legislation for this kind of activity in their states, not realize that the novel "1984" was a warning; not a "how-to" manual?!?

Jan 15 09:54

Hollywood Director Whines About His Children, Compares Them To Dogs. Some People Applaud. They Shouldn't.

Duncan Jones, director of good sci-fi films like "Moon" and bad ones like "Warcraft," decided that Twitter was the right forum to vent his deepest parental frustrations. In a pair of now viral tweets, Jones had this to say:

Jan 15 09:53

University Will No Longer Discriminate Against Male Students In Need Of Financial Aid After Federal Complaint

In a rare federal win for male students, Tulane University has made an agreement with the federal government to stop discriminating against men by offering female-only scholarships and financial aid.

Jan 15 09:52

MCCAUL INTRODUCES HOUSE BILL TO GIVE ISRAEL BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, COMBAT BDS: A POWERFUL CONGRESSMAN WITH TIES TO A CONTROVERSIAL DONOR HAS INTRODUCED A HOUSE VERSION OF S.1, THE SENATE BILL THAT WOULD GIVE ISRAEL $38 BILLION, ETC.

On January 8th Republican Congressman Michael T. McCaul of Texas introduced H.R. 336, reported to be a companion bill to S.1, the Senate bill that would cement a $38 billion package to Israel, combat the movement to pressure Israel to adhere to international law known as BDS, and other measures.

The text of the bill is not yet publicly available since McCaul has not published it on his Congressional website, issued a press release about it, or informed his regional offices about the bill. The Congressional website also does not yet contain a summary or text almost a week after the bill was introduced.

The bill has been referred to the Committees on Foreign Affairs; the Judiciary; Financial Services; Science, Space, and Technology; and Armed Services.

PRO-ISRAEL PACS & CONTROVERSIAL DONOR

McCaul has a long record of supporting Israel and has received $90,000 from pro-Israel political action committees that give to both Republicans and Democrats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to suggest that McCaul has a huge case of SMD (selective memory disorder).

I would also like to remind both McCaul, and other members of Congress, that such aid to Israel is forbidden under the Symington Amendment, which forbids aid, both military and financial, to countries which will not become signatories in the NNPT, and allow their nuclear sites to be inspected.

And Oh, BTW, Israel - unlike Iran - has refused to sign the NNPT, and will not allow their nuclear sites to be inspected.

Jan 15 09:42

Award Season in Hollywood Summed Up by One Brutal Cartoon

The cartoon below brutally sums up what award season in Hollywood REALLY looks like.

Jan 15 09:42

PLANTS ARE GROWING ON THE MOON FOR THE FIRST TIME

Plants are growing on the Moon for the first time in human history.

Cotton seeds germinated in a small biosphere carried to the far side of the Moon by China’s lunar lander Chang’e-4, announced mission leads on Tuesday. The Chang’e-4 team released images of the sprouts, which began growing soon after the probe’s landing on January 3.

Seedlings in space! First-ever cotton plant on the Moon growing in #ChangE4 mini biosphere https://t.co/L8YpXqoVIG pic.twitter.com/3NVoCBUn5M

This Moon cotton is growing in soil that contains oilseed rape, potato, and arabidopsis seeds, but those have not visibly germinated yet. Fruit fly eggs were also put in the biosphere, which is protected by a sealed seven-pound canister, but they haven’t hatched (so far as we know as of Tuesday).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo to the Chinese science and engineering team that made this happen!!!!

Jan 15 09:34

Revealed: How kidnapper abducted Jayme after spotting her on school bus, murdered her father in cold-blood before blowing off her mother's head in front of her and dragging her back to cabin where he made her strip, as he appears in court

Jayme Closs cowered in the bathroom with her mother as Jake Patterson shot her father in the head and then watched in horror as he did the same to her mother minutes after kicking in the flimsy door.

Jan 15 08:47

'So what you're saying is that I don't have freedom of speech?' Woman berates Secret Service agents who turn up at her home after she posted online 'can someone shoot the fool between the eyes' about President Trump

A video of a Secret Service agent arriving at a woman's door hours after she made a fiery comment about Donald Trump on Facebook has emerged.
The clip, filmed in San Antonio, Texas, US, shows an agent and a police officer standing on a woman's doorstep as they try to question her on January 10.

Jan 15 08:46

How to stop Facebook, Apple and Google tracking your every move: The tweaks you can make to your phone to stay private

Technology companies have been pummeled by revelations about how poorly they protect their customers’ personal information, including an in-depth New York Times report detailing the ability of smartphone apps to track users' locations.

Jan 15 08:18

Jim Hutton: The Story Of Freddie Mercury’s Longtime Partner

Jim Hutton’s first meeting with Freddie Mercury was inauspicious, to say the least. Nevertheless — and despite plenty of adversity and a tragic ending to their story — this pairing was, for both men, the relationship of a lifetime.

Jan 15 08:09

$1 Million Penny Found In Young Boy’s Lunch Money Goes To Auction

In 1947, 16-year-old Don Lutes Jr. found a rare 1943 Lincoln penny in his lunch money while a high school student in Massachusets. The “most famous” coin is one of 20 accidentally minted copper coins, whose existence the government even denied for years. Lutes Jr. wisely held on to the penny for some 70 years until his recent death in September.

Jan 15 08:04

Archaeologists Find 25,000-Year-Old Mammoth Rib Pierced With An Arrow From Early Human Hunters

Aflint fragment from an early human weapon was discovered in a 25,000-year-old mammoth rib in southern Poland last week, further proving that humans hunted and were perhaps partly responsible for the extinction of the woolly mammoth.

Jan 15 07:36

Trump Not Tolerating Differing Opinions, Fires Gen. Mattis

Retired US Navy Commander, Leah Bolger, says even though Gen. Mattis seems to have resigned, from the military perspective it is clear that he was fired from the administration.
In an exclusive interview with FNA, Leah Bolger said “Trump surrounds himself with Yes-men, and does not tolerate differing opinions” which is enough to “fire Gen. Mattis” after his disagreement with withdrawing US troops from Syria and Afghanistan.

Former US Secretary of Defense, before his resignation, had voiced his disagreement with some other Trump’s policies, including the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran Nuclear Deal) and withdrawal from the Paris Accord concerning climate change.

Leah Bolger retired from the US Navy at the rank of Commander after twenty years of active duty service. After retirement, she started her peace activities. She is the creator and coordinator of the “Drones Quilt Project” which serves to recognize the victims of US combat drones and educate people. Currently she serves as the Chair of the Coordinating Committee of World Beyond War.

Below is the full text of the interview:>>>

Jan 15 04:04

Skellig Michael – The Mysterious 1400-Year-Old Monastery in the Atlantic

Nine miles off the coast of County Kerry in the west of Ireland there are two small rocky islands peeking out of the Atlantic Ocean. The larger of the two, Skellig Michael, is home to something quite extraordinary – a 1400 year old monastery which only a handful of people get to see each year.

Jan 15 04:01

These Mysterious Objects Have Been Found Across The Territory of the Roman Empire

Dating from around 200 AD, the Roman dodecahedron is a small hollow object made of bronze or (more rarely) stone, with a geometrical shape that has twelve flat pentagonal faces, each with a circular hole in the middle. All sides connect into a hollowed center.

Jan 15 03:56

Medicine of the Past Was Almost As Bad As the Illness!

It is big news today that the opioids found in some prescription medication is a contributing factor is drug abuse and overdoses. That leads many to ask “why would drug manufacturers put something so dangerous into their medicines?” The short answer is, because when used correctly, it offers benefits. The long answer is that the pharmaceutical industry has a lengthy history of producing medicine with questionable, ineffective, and downright dangerous ingredients. You won’t believe what people used to take in the name of medicine.

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