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Jan 13 08:27

She Accused Him Of Rape. Text Messages Proved It Was A Lie.

A college student claimed she was forcibly raped by a man and reported him to police. Now she’s been arrested for filing a false accusation.

Jan 13 08:27

Indiana bill proposes students pass US citizenship test before earning high school diploma

An Indiana state senator wants high school students to pass a 100-question citizenship test to earn a diploma.
"There is a deficiency in government and civics knowledge and it's getting worse," Sen. Dennis Kruse, a Republican, told The Journal Gazette.

Jan 13 08:06

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls out media for its weak description of Steve King

As Iowa Rep. Steve King faces increasing scrutiny over whether he supports white supremacy and white nationalism, fellow member of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is weighing in on the issue. The New York representative took to Twitter to call out the media for shying away from calling King an all-out racist.

Jan 13 08:03

Mum sickened by 'racist' toy in Kinder Surprise Egg featuring 'KKK' balloons

A mum was left 'feeling sick' when she discovered a 'racist' toy inside her son's Kinder Surprise Egg.
Kimberley was horrified after buying the chocolate as a special treat for her 15-month-old son Alexander on Saturday.

Jan 13 07:38

Netanyahu confirms weekend strike on 'Iranian weapons' in Syria

Syrian state media reported on Sunday one missile fired towards Damascus struck a warehouse at the city's airport.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel carried out an air raid on Iranian weapons in Syria over the weekend, a rare public confirmation of such attacks.

"Just in the last 36 hours the air force attacked Iranian warehouses containing Iranian weapons in the Damascus international airport," Netanyahu said on Sunday at the start of a cabinet meeting, according to his office.

"The accumulation of recent attacks shows that we're more determined than ever to act against Iran in Syria, just as we promised," the prime minister's office said.

Syrian state media reported on Sunday that Israeli warplanes fired a number of missiles towards Damascus, with one striking a warehouse at the airport. The raids triggered Syrian air defence to shoot down most of them.

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Israel's Fighter Jets Launch New Attacks on Damascus, Syrian Air Defense Intercepts 8 Rockets

Jan 13 07:27

City worker, 27, sues investment firm over allegations her boss, 50, invited her back to his hotel room after a work party and told her: 'If I was 20 years younger I would be all over you'

A city worker is suing her former employers for sexual harassment, alleging her boss repeatedly invited her back to his hotel room after a boozy office party.

Jan 13 07:27

Nurse reveals she earns just £500-a-week as she shares her payslip on Twitter to refute claims workers are 'taking home more than £50,000-a-year' ahead of impending union strike

A nurse has been inundated with support after she posted her wage slip on Twitter to combat claims that nurses earned more than £50,000-a-year.

Jan 13 07:23

Dinosaur Brain Discovered For The First Time Ever

We've unearthed dinosaur skeletons and reconstructed them, but we've never laid our hands on a single dinosaur brain - until now.
University of Cambridge researchers have now concluded that a rusty-brown rock found on a beach more than ten years ago is the fossilized brain tissue of a dinosaur called Iguanodon, a large herbivore that lived roughly 130 million years ago.

Jan 13 07:19

This 500-Year-Old Love Letter Found in Mummy Tells The Deep Love and Sorrow of a Mourning Wife

A poetic and heartbreaking love letter was found buried beside a mummy of a 16th century male. The love letter was penned by the mummy's pregnant widow.
The male mummy, believed to be that of Eung Tae Lee, was discovered in April 1998, in an ancient tomb in Andong City, South Korea with the love letter and a pair of hand-woven sandals beside him. The sandals were woven with hemp bark and the widow's own hair.

Jan 13 07:18

After 65 Years, 89-Year-Old And His Wallet Get Reunited. What It Carried All This Time Will Warm Your Heart

Identity theft. Two words that make losing our wallets terrifying. However, in Edward Parker's case losing his wallet back in the 1950s, while he was repairing WWII bomb damage at the back of a medieval bookcase in Lambeth Palace, means he lost the treasured items he kept inside it.

Jan 13 06:54

US Army Fortifies Military Bases in Raqqa & Aleppo

US Army Fortifies Military Bases in Raqqa, Aleppo Despite Trump's Call for Troops Pullout from Syria

(*as Trump talks the $#!^ , the deep state walks the walk . Isn't that convenient , I MEAN AWFUL ?)

Jan 13 06:19

500 people attend last rites of beloved 130-years-old crocodile in Chhattisgarh village

On Tuesday morning, the residents of Bawamohatra, a village in Bemetra district of Chhattisgarh, gathered near the community pond and started weeping after they saw that a crocodile, called Gangaram, had died.
The over three-metre-long reptile was buried in the village after his last rites were performed by the villagers.

Jan 13 06:17

Meghan's bodyguard to quit after just six months in the job - weeks after her PA walked out - as protection officers 'find the Duchess's wish to be "one of the people" challenging'

A top female police officer is leaving her job as chief protection officer to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The highly regarded inspector was the first woman to have held such a key role in keeping members of the Royal Family safe.

Jan 13 06:13

Pandya-Rahul Row: Rai Wants Quick Inquiry, Edulji Fears Cover Up

The two-member Committee of Administrators (CoA) is yet again divided and this time on how the inquiry into the latest controversy should be conducted

Jan 13 04:40

Here Are The 31 Famous James Bond Girls Then and Now

The James Bond girls are the embodiment of sex appeal, allure and seduction. Let's take a look of the 31 James Bond girls, then and now.

Jan 13 04:29

27 Haunting Photographs Of America's Execution Chambers

Most states in the U.S. use lethal injection as the primary mode of execution. But there are some states which still use other methods including the gas chamber and the electric chair. A few of these execution facilities have already been decommissioned, but the great majority are still officially active.

Jan 13 04:24

The Mary Celeste Disappearance, 1872

It was November 7th 1872 --- Captain Briggs, his wife, their 2-year-old daughter and 7 of his crew, seized the Mary Celeste from New York en route to Genoa, Italy. With them are 1,701 barrels of commercial alcohol necessary to fortify Italian wines. Unfortunately, the Mary Celeste never took harbor in Italy.

Jan 12 23:13

Narcissism: Why It's So Rampant in Politics

Consider that two of the things narcissists most desire are money (i.e., lots of money) and power (the more the better). And these two assets can be tightly interwoven. Consider also that many of the individuals entering the political arena have already made their fortune, or inherited it. So what typically drives them is a lust for power, prestige, status, and authority. These (let's call them) "objects of admiration" not only gratify their need for self-aggrandizement by feeding their oversized ego. They also provide them with compelling evidence to confirm their sense of superiority to others—probably their most coveted need of all.

Jan 12 20:50

Amazing Facial Reconstructions of 13 Famous People in History. Now We've a Closer Idea What They Really Look Like

Why content yourself with portraits of historical figures when you can come face to face with one? Through a combination of history, science and artistic interpretation, researches were able to create 3D models of the faces of famous people in history. The results may be subjective, but they're incredibly fascinating.

Jan 12 20:48

Man Who Collected 9,000+ Beer Cans in 40 Years is Now Ready to Get Rid of Them

Nick West, owner of 9000+ empty beer cans, has decided to sell his collection in order to downsize their house.
Nick's beer-collecting hobby started in 1975 when his wife bought him a book about beers. But what started as an innocent hobby soon became an obsession. Nick started to spend more time online in search for new cans. There are also days when he need to force himself to drink even the most disgusting beers so he can add the empty cans to his collection.

Jan 12 20:46

Grenade Launchers Used from the 1500s Through the Early 1800s

The hand mortar is an early example of a grenade launcher used in the late 17th century and 18th century. Designed to throw an exploding grenade a further distance, and with more accuracy than could be done by hand, the hand mortar has a wide barrel, typically of bronze, mounted on a musket stock.

Jan 12 15:05

L is for Labour – or Likud! Cash-strapped Islington Council used taxpayer money and Israeli sources to ban a pro-Palestinian musician

Eve Mykytyn highlights the seemingly arbitrary process by which Labour-run Islington Council decided to ban pro-Palestinian musician Gilad Atzmon from playing at a local concert based on information from Zionist and Israeli sources. >>

Jan 12 13:32

DRUGS AND SYRINGES HAVE BECOME SUCH A PROBLEM IN STARBUCKS BATHROOMS THAT THE COMPANY IS INSTALLING NEEDLE-DISPOSAL BOXES IN CERTAIN LOCATIONS

Starbucks is installing boxes for safe disposal of syringes in the bathrooms of certain locations, following workers' reports of discarded needles and sometimes concerning conditions.

Jan 12 13:02

Scott Adams: The FBI, H1B VISAs, Steve King, Terrorist Deprogramming, and Climate

Plus bonus addendum: Quick Tutorial on Using Engineering to Take Politics Out of the Wall

CNN says Steve King said white supremacy is okay
Did he think that and say that? He clarified later, said no.
Even if true…would he have said it in public?
President Trump tweets to promote citizenship for H1B people
We want productive people, nothing to do with race
Your worldview, should be able to predict the future accurately
Look at your worldview carefully if it isn’t predictive
Social media companies change our opinions by what they feed us
In effect, they’re programming us, brainwashing us
Self-radicalized by the CNN silo
Self-radicalized by the FOX silo
Dogs for immigration patrolling
Study: White males most likely to question climate change
Study also said, the more they knew about topic…

Jan 12 12:17

Feinstein Ban on Semiautos Deliberately Undermines ‘Security of a Free State’

The mask if off for all but those who refuse to see. This is not about “common sense gun safety” or protecting children or anything other than evil creatures in positions of power doing the bidding of those who would see the people disarmed. This is about nullifying any chance of opposition to their agenda of complete domination and control. -- A more proper name reflecting on the sponsors of this proposed Intolerable Act would be “The We're Anti-American Traitors Act of 2019.”

Jan 12 12:11

ATF Bump Stock Rule Demonstrates the Dangers Inherent in Administrative Actions

If Trump and the DOJ-ATF are allowed to get away with this subterfuge, then it is but a small step from a total ban on “bump stocks” to a total ban on all semiautomatic firearms, since rate of fire—utilized as the salient and subjective basis for elimination of firearms in the hands of civilians—will now provide the “ammunition” antigun zealots can and will latch onto in their unyielding zeal to continue to weaken the Second Amendment. And it is Trump, now, not Schumer or Pelosi, who has given them a vehicle they can and will use to destroy at once the citizen’s best means of self-defense and destroy, as well, the one truly capable defense in the citizen’s possession, to prevent or at least deter the onset of tyranny.

Jan 12 11:57

Rush Limbaugh receives “white trash” birthday cake from staffers while on air

Staffers of radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh presented the political pundit with a “white trash” birthday cake on Friday, one day ahead of his 68th birthday.

Jan 12 11:31

WWI in Photos: Animals That Went to War

Over 16 million animals served in World War One. Horses, donkeys, mules, elephants and camels were the primary beasts of burden carrying food, water, medical supplies and ammunition to men at the front.

Jan 12 11:27

FBI’s Colossal Fingerprint Filing System During World War II

These photos give us a rare look inside the FBI’s overflow filing system. The FBI’s archive collected over 23 million cards and 10 million fingerprint records, and housed them in the Washington, D.C. Armory, during World War II. They added around 400,000 new cards every month.

Jan 12 11:25

Rare and Unseen Color Photos of America’s Hippie Communes From The 1970s

In the 1970s, scores of young people began springing up all over the country. They build their own homes, share the work and money, and legislate their own laws and taboos.
They call themselves hippies and they have this “if it feels good, do it” attitude with little forethought on the consequences of their actions.

Jan 12 10:35

Exclusive: Julian Assange’s Living Conditions Deteriorate – More Akin to Stasi-Era Dissident Than an Award-Winning Publisher With Asylum

Julian Assange’s current living conditions in the Embassy of Ecuador in London are more akin to those of a political dissident in China or Stasi-era Germany — not a journalist claiming political asylum from a country that once promised to protect his right to publish information.

Jan 12 10:33

10-Year-Old Boy 'Drag Kid' Photographed With Naked Adult Drag Queen

On Monday, 10-year-old Canadian boy Nemis Quinn Mélançon-Golden was featured in a troubling Huck Magazine piece highlighting the life of a so-called "child drag queen."

Jan 12 10:33

Rep. Steve King Defends Himself After Reportedly Asking How Phrases ‘White Supremacist’ And ‘White Nationalist’ Became ‘Offensive’

On Thursday, The New York Times published a piece titled, "Before Trump, Steve King Set the Agenda for the Wall and Anti-Immigrant Politics," featuring an interview with Rep. King (R-IA).

Jan 12 10:05

Netflix Boycotts North Carolina Due To Its Transgender Bathroom Law

Due to North Carolina's wholly rational and scientific law stipulating that men and women can only use restrooms corresponding to their biological sex, the streaming platform Netflix has opted to boycott the state.

Jan 12 10:04

High school assignment asks students if Trump is a fascist — and not all parents are thrilled

The principal of a Massachusetts public school apologized for a history assignment that asked students if President Donald Trump is a fascist, WBZ-TV reported.
Haverhill High School principal Glenn Burns said in a letter to parents that "feedback is necessary to bring to our attention that we missed the mark and have created a learning opportunity that skews the thinking of our scholars."

Jan 12 09:59

Tanks roll in to frozen hell: Germany and Austria call state of emergency as troops save residents from NECK-DEEP snow after 21 deaths in worst winter for more than 30 years

A state of emergency has been declared across parts of Europe and tanks are being used to rescue homeowners from neck-deep snow in Germany and Austria following the deaths of at least 21 people, amid a devastating once in a generation winter whiteout.

Jan 12 09:59

'We're going to die... I love it': Chilling video shows a jilted ex-boyfriend livestream taking his 'cheating' ex-girlfriend and FOURTEEN people hostage in a beauty salon as he waves a gun around posing for selfies as people cower on the floor

A jilted lover upset that his ex-girlfriend had dumped him held her at gunpoint inside the beauty salon where she worked along with 14 other people.

Jan 12 09:32

Texas couple found guilty of forcing African girl to labor for years without pay

A Texas couple accused of enslaving an African girl for nearly 16 years has been found guilty of forced labor by a federal jury in Tarrant County Thursday evening, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Jan 12 09:31

Special education teacher arrested five times in six months finally placed on leave

A Nashville special education teacher — arrested five times in six months — is now on administrative leave, WSMV-TV reported

Jan 12 09:29

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will miss arguments for second week, but no further treatments planned

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will miss a second week of oral arguments as she continues to recover from cancer surgery she underwent last month, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Friday.

But Ginsburg's recovery is on track, there is no evidence of remaining cancer in her body and no further treatment is planned. Ginsburg will continue to participate in the cases on the basis of the briefs and transcripts of oral arguments.

"Her recovery from surgery is on track," Arberg said. "Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required."

Jan 12 09:27

Shocking video shows a group of white men setting a car free from a tow truck after they called the black traffic agent a 'loser' and told him he should go and 'work in Harlem'

A black 26-year veteran traffic enforcement agent found himself the subject of a racially charged taunt after attempting to haul away an offending SUV in Brooklyn.

Jan 12 09:26

Two firefighters killed and dozens injured after explosion tears though a Paris bakery while crews were investigating a gas leak and staff served breakfast to customers

Four people have died following a massive explosion which ripped through a Paris bakery which was serving breakfast this morning.
Firefighters were at the scene investigating a suspected gas leak when the explosion happened. According to the French Interior Ministry, two firefighters and two civilians have been confirmed dead.

Jan 12 09:13

No, This Shutdown Does Not Look Like Liberty

By Jeffrey A. Tucker

Some people are suffering. Some people don’t care. But for the pundits following the government shutdown, it’s been an epic battle.

The partisans of the president are cheering while the cabal of cheerleaders for big government is saying the shutdown shows how much we need and should love the state as we know it.

They are both wrong...

Jan 12 08:08

Rep. Rashida Tlaib cursing got 5 times more coverage on cable news than Rep. Steve King embracing white supremacy

(*because the corporate media is controled by the Democrats , for one thing , and for another; A lot of explanation, when Trump expressed sentiment with profanity went into illustrating it as having been wise , and good role model stuff for the kids .
She stole one from the old master's playbook , so sue her , and make America great again , already !)

Jan 12 08:00

Porn users will have to prove their age before they can view images online from April after new law passes

Porn users will have to prove their age before they can access images online from April under a new law.
Websites which harbour content which is more than one-third pornographic will be obliged to verify the age of UK visitors under the new law.

Jan 12 07:59

The Birdman of Alcatraz, a criminal who violated the Prohibition Act and an emaciated morphine addict: Mugshots of Leavenworth inmates are brought back to life in color

From a forger to the Birdman of Alcatraz, the federal prison known as United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth (USP Leavenworth) has been housing inmates since the early 1900s.

Jan 12 07:20

Q13 Fox staffer gets fired after TV station airs modified video of Trump

A Fox staffer has been fired after a video containing altered imagery and audio aired on a local Washington State-based TV station, according to reports.

Jan 12 06:39

IRS Free File opens today

Jan 12 06:37

A Tour INSIDE The Titanic in Black and White Photos

The Titanic was one of the most ambitious ship projects in history at the time. It attracted and intrigued passengers from all walks of life.
These photos take you on a tour inside the great ship...

Jan 12 06:28

The Day Black Cats Auditioned in Hollywood, 1963

While photos taken at a black cat audition in Hollywood in 1963 look adorable, at the same time, they also raise many questions concerning the sanity of cat-owners in the sixties.

Jan 12 06:23

The Biscuit That Survived The Sinking of Titanic Became the World's Most Expensive Biscuit

This crunchy old biscuit survived the sinking of the Titanic and is probably one of the most expensive baked products in the world. It was sold for £15,000 or $23,000 last week at an auction in Devizes, Wiltshire. The new owner of this 'edible memorabilia' is a collector from Greece.

Jan 12 05:04

Pompeo Touts US Goodness and Threatens More of It

Mideast Fact Meets Fiction: Mike Pompeo Touts US Goodness and Threatens More of It
Pompeo’s speech seems to have been a not-so-subtle means of putting the entire Mideast region and world on notice that the U.S. is poised to initiate a new era of military intervention in the Middle East in order to “liberate” nations that continue to resist U.S. influence and regional hegemony.

During a speech given Thursday at Cairo’s American University, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered remarks that some analysts have likened to a mix of evangelism and historical revisionism regarding the U.S.’ historical role in Middle Eastern and Northern African affairs.

Pompeo began his speech by stating:

"It’s the truth, lower-case ‘t’, that I’m here to talk about today. It is a truth that isn’t often spoken in this part of the world, but because I’m a military man by training, I’ll be very blunt and direct today: America is a force for good in the Middle East.”

Prior to his speech, at an earlier press conference, Pompeo made a similarly jarring characterization of U.S. involvement in the Middle East, stating:

America has always been a liberating force, not an occupying power, in the Middle East. We’ve never dreamed of domination....”

As he continued his presentation,>>>

Jan 11 23:47

Life Around the Yangtze River, China in the 1910s

The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. It’s the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country and its river basin is home to one-third of the country's population.

Jan 11 23:44

Cost of Living Throughout the Years, 1924 - 1999

Cost of living is the amount of money necessary to maintain a certain standard of living, basic expenditures included such as housing, food, taxes and health care.
Take a look on how much the cost of living has altered throughout the years...

Jan 11 23:42

10 Simple Yet Brilliant Lifehacks From 100 Years Ago

In the late 1880s, cigarette manufacturers began inserting stiffening cards into cigarette packs to strengthen the paper container. Later on they decided to put artwork, famous people, pretty girls, and trivia onto those cards, making them into a collectible series.

Jan 11 22:33

Roseanne Barr claims ABC fired her from spin-off show because she is Jewish and supports Israel (BDS)

'And at the base of that I think it's because I am the most vocal person about Israel and BDS'.

Jan 11 20:48

For 75 Years a Mysterious Man Visited Edgar Allan Poe’s Grave, Poured Himself a Glass of Cognac, and Toasted the Great Poet

Edgar Allan Poe, died under mysterious circumstances on October 7th of 1849 when he was only 40 years old. He was a very prolific author; he left behind a legacy of exceptional stories and poems that established him as the master of mystery and the macabre.

Jan 11 20:45

The Real Story of Balto, Hero Dog of Alaska

Thanks in part to the 1995 animated movie, Balto, we are now familiar with this hero sled dog of Alaska who, in 1923, saved the people of Nome, Alaska, from a deadly outbreak of diphtheria. The real story of Balto is just as exciting. Here we have a smart and determined dog, faithful and loyal to his musher, who braved harsh conditions to do the impossible. In his honor, there is now, in addition to the popular cartoon movie, a statue of the heroic dog in New York’s Central Park and an annual dog sled race that has grown to be the most popular event of its kind. Here is the real story of Balto, the hero dog of Alaska.

Jan 11 20:42

How 1885 Crowdsourcing Saved the Statue of Liberty

New York City had a big problem. France had gifted the United States with the Statue of Liberty to erect on an island in New York Harbor. It was a gracious gift and would be a wonderful landmark to welcome people coming into the United States through New York City. The majestic depiction of Lady Liberty would be one of the first images of America that incoming immigrants would see and they would be treated to a visual representation of the liberty they were seeking in America. The trouble was, New York City had run out of money and couldn’t finish building the pedestal on which the Statue of Liberty would stand. That is until newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer had a crazy plan…ask for donations from the huddled masses.

Jan 11 16:00

Legal aid fund launched for WikiLeaks founder Assange

A British charity helping whistleblowers around the world on Thursday launched a legal aid fund for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, warning his expulsion from Ecuador's embassy in London "may be imminent".

The Courage Foundation said Assange's position in the embassy, where he has been living since seeking refuge there in 2012, was "under increasingly serious threat".

Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno last month said that "the way has been cleared for Mr Assange to take the decision to leave in near-liberty".

Moreno said Britain had guaranteed that the 47-year-old Australian would not be extradited to any country where his life would be in danger.

Jan 11 15:59

Plane carrying Gov. Ron DeSantis makes emergency landing in St. Pete

A plane carrying Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was forced to make an emergency landing in St. Petersburg Friday afternoon, according to the governor's spokesman.

DeSantis was en route to the Broward County Sheriff's Office, where he was scheduled to hold a 3 p.m. press conference to announce the suspension of Sheriff Scott Israel, who is under fire over his agency's handling of the Florida school shooting massacre.

Attorney General Ashley Moody, Shane Strum, DeSantis' chief of staff and three other members of his executive staff were also on the plane.

David Vasquez, a spokesman for the governor's office said they had encountered a mechanical issue and were forced to divert to St. Petersburg.

"This will result in an approximately 90-minute delay in Governor DeSantis’ arrival to Broward County," Vasquez said.

Jan 11 13:17

The American Psychological Association goes to war against boys and men

The American Psychological Association (APA) has, for the first time in its history, come out with Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men.

One does not have to have read the entire 30,000 word document to appreciate its thrust: “traditional masculinity” is bad for society as well as to boys and men themselves. Stoicism, competitiveness and risk-taking, the qualities we consider desirable when they result in firefighting, search-and-rescue operations, self-sacrifice for women and children (see under Titanic) and combat in the defence of the nation, are, the APA believes, “psychologically harmful.”

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