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The main espionage agency of the Chinese Communist Party is attempting to enlist every one of China's citizens into the role of spies. Alongside this, the CCP has also been rolling out other programs, including one that forms militias among Chinese companies, and another for the military training of school children. Questions about the health effects of loneliness have motivated an explosion of new research over the past few years, particularly since social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic has raised new fears about loneliness levels worldwide.
Even after he was caught, convicted, and sentenced to 11 years in prison, Al Capone put a contingency plan in place to ensure that his enormous wealth would still be waiting for him on the outside. Capone hid his fortune, reportedly worth millions, to prevent the government and his rivals from seizing it. Unfortunately, he and his family ultimately couldn't access it either. Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a chain? No, wait—it's a pair of shoes on a power line. But what are they doing there? The author of this article wants to remind you that, if you don't get shot or robbed, Bessemer, Alabama isn't such a bad place to live or visit. And, please, try to ignore those who condemn it as ''the most dangerous city in America''.
General George S. Patton was a complicated military figure, but there can be little debate over whether he was quotable. Perhaps most famous for his commanding of the 7th Army during World War II, Old ''Blood and Guts'' often gave rousing speeches to motivate, inspire, and educate his soldiers.
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As shockwaves continued to reverberate around the globe following sweeping victories for the European political right, U.S. President Joe Biden asked aides why Europe didn't just arrest the conservative candidates before the election. As conservative candidates in multiple countries won by significant margins, the current American leader expressed surprise that the ruling globalist regimes didn't simply have their chief political rivals imprisoned. ''Come join us all month to celebrate heterosexuals, for without them, none of us would be here! '' Old State Saloon in the city of Eagle wrote in a Facebook post announcing a month of festivities and drink specials. Every Monday in June will be ''Hetero Male Monday,'' with a free draft beer given to ''any heterosexual male dressed like a heterosexual male''. Sounds like a good excuse for me to turn my motorhome into the wind and set sail for Idaho. Millions of dollars and years of planning and production go into making a war movie, so you'd hope they were historically accurate, right? While many movies can be applauded for their realism, some play so fast and loose that they end up becoming laughable. How low can you go? There is no audio or video to back up this claim, but Joe Biden repeatedly says Donald Trump called fallen soldiers of World War II ''suckers and losers'', something Mr. Trump vehemently denies. Trump supporters cannot imagine him saying such a thing, and tend to agree with him that this must be ''fake news'' and a low blow. What do you think?
A storm of controversy erupted on social media following the crowning of Sara Milliken, a plus-size model, as Miss Alabama 2024. Outrage quickly spread among users, with many criticizing the decision, claiming it promoted ''unhealthy lifestyles.'' Comparisons were made to awarding a prize to a ''chain smoker,'' and references were drawn to the recent Miss Maryland USA crown awarded to a trans woman, labeling both as ''fake awards''. Minnesota, and 14 other States, are not ''Castle States'', that is, you do not have the right to defend your Castle with deadly force, and if faced with that situation, your first responsibity is to try to escape from your own home any way you can. The United Nations statement: ''We have issued an immediate arrest warrant for Neeson, and vow to hold him accountable for his totally unnecessary use of violence against poor, helpless terrorists. Just because they are holding your daughter hostage does not give you the right to resort to violence.'' An Oregon man is lucky to be alive after his truck left the road, plummeted down an embankment, and ended up in a river. Fortunately for him, dogs truly are man's best friend. As Brandon Garrett lay stranded and injured in the deep ravine, his dog Blue ran 4 miles through the densely wooded area to get help.
This article is based on interviews with more than 45 people over several months with Republicans and Democrats who participated in meetings with Biden or were briefed on them. Most of those who said Biden performed poorly were Republicans, but some Democrats said that he showed his age in several of the exchanges. The mission was to keep the Germans guessing as to the location and timing of the invasion landings. A complex series of deception operations were devised, intended to confuse, distract and complicate German decision making and reactions. In 1964 an Ohio woman took up the challenge that had led to Amelia Earhart's disappearance. So, you've decided to join all the cool New Yorkers who are moving to Florida? Congratulations! It'll be just like snowbirding, except it'll last forever! Unfortunately, it's been said that New Yorkers often experience a significant culture shock when they first arrive in the Sunshine State.
Oreo could be the latest big brand to get the Bud Light treatment. The cookie company's Chicago-headquartered parent organization, Mondelez International, will be confronted at its annual shareholder meeting  over how its LGBTQ marketing could tank business and irreparably tarnish the brand. The massive airborne operation took place in the pre-dawn hours of June 6, 1944--D-Day. That’s All, Brother was the first of hundreds of paratroop transport planes to deliver their human cargo over the heavily fortified beaches of Normandy, France. In May 1942, U.S. and Australian naval and air forces were facing off against the Imperial Japanese Navy in the Battle of the Coral Sea in the South Pacific. But in a windowless basement at Pearl Harbor, a group of U.S. Navy codebreakers had intercepted Japanese radio messages suggesting Japan was planning an entirely different and potentially far more damaging operation in the Pacific theater. For 74 years, only members of a Chicago grand jury could definitively say why they declined to indict a reporter responsible for a 1942 front page article that implied American cryptanalysts had cracked the Japanese military code. Fearing the Japanese would change their code after this story was published proved unfounded, and only minor changes were made to it for the rest of the war.
Tomatoes first arrived in Europe 500 years ago, brought by the Arabs who occupied Sicily. Later in Naples, the tomato gave rise to pasta al pomodoro. If there is pasta, there must be tomatoes, and pasta al pomodoro has become central to Italian life.
Tune to shortwave radio frequency 4625 kHz and you’ll get a taste of a mystery that has confounded the world for over four decades. The station, located in Russia, has spent over 40 years broadcasting a mysterious range of beeps, buzzes, and spoken phrases. It’s been virtually nonstop, and nobody’s ever claimed ownership or given an official explanation.
Tune to shortwave radio frequency 4625 kHz and you’ll get a taste of a mystery that has confounded the world for over four decades. The station, located in Russia, has spent over 40 years broadcasting a mysterious range of beeps, buzzes, and spoken phrases. It’s been virtually nonstop, and nobody’s ever claimed ownership or given an official explanation.
Tune to shortwave radio frequency 4625 kHz and you’ll get a taste of a mystery that has confounded the world for over four decades. The station, located in Russia, has spent over 40 years broadcasting a mysterious range of beeps, buzzes, and spoken phrases. It’s been virtually nonstop, and nobody’s ever claimed ownership or given an official explanation.
Egyptian theaters were often characterized by their opulent facades which featured hieroglyphics, ornate columns, lotus motifs, and massive statues of various Egyptian gods. Stepping into one of these theaters during Hollywood’s Golden Age was like stepping out of ordinary life and into a glamourous otherworldly experience. It is plain to see what the Democrats were willing to sacrifice in order to win this election, leaving voters to rightly wonder – is there anything they wouldn’t do to win?
Bud Anderson single-handedly shot down 16 enemy planes in dogfights over Europe. After the war, he became one of America's top test pilots during the ''Right Stuff'' era. The 1998 HBO film ''Pentagon Wars'' revealed the absurdity of the development of a vehicle that could deliver 24 soldiers quickly to the front in safety. By the time the special interests in and out of the Pentagon got done with it, years had gone by and $14 billion was spent developing a product that bore little resemblance to the original plan, with hardly any room inside for soldiers. Now, the army has poured more money into this vehicle with something called ''Iron Fist''. No novel of the past century has had more influence than George Orwell's 1984. The title, the adjectival form of the author's last name, the vocabulary of the all-powerful Party that rules the superstate Oceania with the ideology of Ingsocey've all entered the English language as instantly recognizable signs of a nightmare future. It's almost impossible to talk about propaganda, surveillance, authoritarian politics, or perversions of truth without dropping a reference to 1984.
Minnesota's Democratic Farm Labor Party was formed by a merger between the Minnesota Democratic Party and the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party in 1944. While the party claims the Communists in the organization have been rooted out over the years, some of their actions say otherwise.
It was a bitter, close election, and there were furious allegations of fraud. After Democrat John Kennedy barely beat Republican Richard M. Nixon in the 1960 election, a coalition of opponents plotted to deny him the presidency in the electoral college. Most were White, conservative electors from the South who opposed the young Massachusetts senator's liberal policies, especially his support for civil rights for Black Americans. Magnetic Rock contains magnetite, a magnetic mineral that will cause your compass needle to spin. This fact, combined with the rock's soaring 60-foot height, makes this site truly impressive. Jonathan Yeo, the artist who painted the first official portrait of King Charles III since his coronation, says that he ''wanted to minimise the visual distractions and allow people to connect with the human being underneath,'' This is an actual comment made on a Yellowstone travel website. Some folks definitely should not go camping, they will feel much more comfortable at home, or in a nice motel or hotel with room service. Camping is just not for everyone, especially if you are a moron.
Most GPS devices allow you to use geographical coordinates as a destination, you just have to know how to enter them. In 1924, the United States military set out to become the first to fly around the world. On April 6, 1924, hundreds of Seattleites gathered at Sand Point Naval Air Station in Northeast Seattle — now the site of Magnuson Park — as four airplanes took off from Lake Washington, beginning a history-making journey. In 1497, Dominican Monk Savonarola encouraged his followers to destroy anything which could be considered luxuries - books, works of art, musical instruments, jewellery, silks and manuscripts were burnt during the period of carnival around Shrove Tuesday. These events became known as the 'bonfire of the vanities', the biggest happening on February 7th, 1497, when more than one thousand children scoured the city for luxuries to be burned. The items were thrown on to a huge fire while women danced around it. Millions of people keep cash home rather than a savings account. For most, it's a normal part of their financial lifestyle. But there are dangers of keeping too much cash at home, and it's likely they don't give much thought to what could happen. There may be certain benefits to holding a small amount of cash at home for whatever purpose. But there are risks involved in doing so, particularly if it's a large amount of money.
In the past, free speech sit-ins quickly escalated into massive rallies, Vietnam War college demonstrations turned deadly and U.S. civil rights protests ended in mass arrests. The circumstances of each protest were different, but the story is familiar: Young people demanded changes on their campuses or in the world - and their impassioned demonstrations often escalated amid clashes with authorities. ''Open The Books.Com'' has a new groundbreaking search tool that helps answer the burning question Americans have been asking since 1789: ''what the heck is my government up to?'' While it's all part of evolution and Darwinian economics, the sad reality is that when these stores die, parts of our memories go with them. Still, it's a lesson that most businesses must learn: adapt with the times, or be lost forever. Here are the top 50 major retailers that no longer exist. In the late 15th century, when the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci completed ''Vitruvian Man'' - one of his most famous drawings, which depicts the proportions of the human body - he could not have predicted it would be reproduced onto cheap notebooks, coffee mugs, T-shirts, aprons, and even puzzles. Centuries later, the Italian government and the German puzzle maker Ravensburger are battling over who has the right to reproduce ''Vitruvian Man'' and profit from it.
My eldest daughter Annie and her three daughters on a trip to Canada with me in my motorhome. The stereotypes are familiar to many of us: Firstborn children are reliable and high-achieving; middle children are sociable and rebellious (and overlooked); and youngest children are charming and manipulative. Why do people have such inaccurate thoughts on these survey questions? The author blames the media, saying they run race, gender, and wealth stories constantly, resulting in you and I being brainwashed.  Gryffindor is one of the 4 houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter series. Here is a complete guide on what it means to be a Gryffindor, including their strengths and weaknesses. Plane travel now is nothing like it was 5 years ago. The vaccine mandates drove many people from the industry and the lockdown-based supply chain and labor disruptions have left whole fleets in disrepair so that we have to take our chances. The inconveniences and brutalisms in the name of security take care of the rest.
Whether it’s a family member, a co-worker, or a stranger, chances are that you’ve had someone say something hurtful to you. Here’s how to deal with it.
It’s an unfortunate truth of life; not every interaction we have is a fair one. Sometimes, we get the short end of the stick. Sometimes, we’re taken for a ride, taken advantage of, or just plain taken aback. Yes, we’ve all been there—deceived, let down, or outright screwed over. It’s a bitter pill to swallow, but it’s a universal experience that unites us in our shared human frailty.
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It was business as usual for the four-man crew of a RussianTu-22M3 Backfire bomber as it released its supersonic Kh-22 missiles towards a city in southern Ukraine, raining death and destruction from above and very far away. Whoopie Goldberg, who got her nickname as a kid because she farted so much, wanted Jill Biden to be named ''Surgeon General'' after Jill assisted her husband at a campaign event. Mrs. Biden's degree is in English, not medicine. She only completed her doctorate because, according to her husband, it was a vanity thing, she just wanted to be called ''Doctor Biden''.
Abortions conducted by Planned Parenthood are a leading cause of death in the United States, with the organization recommending the procedure to pregnant clients 97 percent of the time, according to Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America group.
The relationship between a father and daughter is a profound and enduring bond that holds significant importance throughout their lives. It’s a unique connection that evolves, shapes personalities, and influences various aspects of both individuals’ lives.
My granddaughter Audrey and her dad, my son Tom.
To improve your shopping experience on Amazon Prime, consider adding Capital One Shopping. It's 100% free, (no Capital One account required) and guarantees to find the best deals out there. The algorithm behind it is so strong they claim customers refer to it as the ''insane deals''browser extension. David Niven served in the Second World War as an officer in a British commando unit. Prior to the outbreak of the war, he had already established himself as a soldier of some repute, earning the rank of lieutenant in 1933. Now a movie star, he re-enlisted and returned to Europe. Just before a fight that might have heavy casualties, he cheered up his men with a quip: ''Look, you chaps only have to do this once. But I'll have to do it all over again in Hollywood with Errol Flynn''.
''Dr. Jane's Dream,'' an immersive spectacle by former Walt Disney Imagineers and African artisans celebrating the groundbreaking English primatologist and environmental activist, is taking form in a cultural complex in Tanzania. Built in 1882, the New York City steam system is the United States' oldest and largest. The utility company Consolidated Edison uses those pipes, most of which are buried beneath the city's streets, to supply steam for heating, cooling and other commercial uses. But now and then, here and there, one of the pipes springs a leak and the escaping steam billows up through the nearest manhole, that's where the orange funnels come into play, to safely divert the steam high in the air. The White House suggested President Joe Biden misspoke when he implied that cannibals feasted on his uncle after a plane crash during World War II. Joe Biden's ability to separate fact from fiction is getting to the point where, if he were not president, the relatives would be driving him to the nursing home.  Yes, Joe Biden did say his uncle was eaten by cannibals, but official military records don't support it, ''Uncle Bosie'' was a passenger in a military two-engine plane that developed mechanical problems and crashed. A lone survivor told what happened, It was out over the ocean, not over land, and no cannibals were involved, just Joe's vivid imagination.
Despite the many challenges and limitations imposed on him by his illness, Campbell was able to write one final song in 2013. Unfortunately, his health never allowed him to perform “I’m Not Going To Miss You” for any audience outside his own home. In this, his last song, Campbell evokes the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease, both on himself and his loved ones. At the same time, “I’m Not Going To Miss You” also strikes positive notes as it recounts a life’s worth of experiences and memories. One of our children, who knows about such things, baked brownies for my wife Hazel to help her with pain when she was fighting cancer in 2019. Here is the recipe. In this book are the confessions of a born flyer who always seems to know a tiny bit less than he needs as each chapter of his career unfolds. Naivety, and a positive attitude so strong it often overpowers common sense, join to make 'I Can Fly' a fascinating read. Located in northeast Collier County, Lake Trafford is approximately 1500 acres of natural beauty. Home to native birds, alligators and other swamp creatures. Trafford is regarded as a premiere fishing lake. Crappie, Bass, Bluegill and Shellcracker call the lake home.... Spend some time in one of the most beautiful unspoiled areas of Southwest Florida.
June is ''LGBTQ Pride Month'', a time to reflect on and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer history. Undoubtedly, and like clockwork, some will wonder: But what about ''Straight Pride'' or ''White Pride''? And some people will say, ''Oh every day is ''Straight Pride'' or ''White Pride'' Day. Really? Many people are concerned about facial recognition software being used to track their movements and the threat to civil liberties that this software poses. While this issue is being debated, there are steps you can take to avoid some facial recognition software, both online and in person. As voter ID laws were first cropping up decades ago, Democrats fought them tooth and nail, insisting that they would be an impossible barrier to scale for the nation's most vulnerable voters, especially older people and people of color. The fact that almost anyone, including the elder and people of color had ID's, (how could they get on an airplane or cash a welfare check without it), and that all States issue photo ID's upon request to non-drivers, was conveniently ignored. Project Artichoke or Operation Artichoke, was a CIA research project that began in 1951 and whose aim was to determine whether a person could be forced via hypnosis or forced drug addiction such as morphine or LSD, to commit an act of attempted assassination.
Are you considering buying a travel trailer in the future? If so, proceed with caution. Even the most aesthetically pleasing travel trailers can be deceiving. Here's what the manufacturers and RV dealers aren't willing to tell you about travel trailers. For those of my generation who do not, and cannot, comprehend why Facebook exists, I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles. The  Stella Awards were inspired by Stella Liebeck. In 1992, Stella, then 79, spilled a cup of McDonald's coffee onto her own lap, burning herself. A New Mexico jury awarded her $2.9 million in damages. Ever since, the name ''Stella Award'' has been applied to any wild, outrageous, or ridiculous lawsuits - including some infamous bogus cases. All visitors to Yellowstone National Park are warned to give the animals plenty of space, but sometimes that advice goes in one ear and out the other, as one tourist recently demonstrated. Ignoring official advice not to pet the fluffy cows, the man approached a particularly large bison and asked if he could stroke its fur. Excited, he then asked whether he could ride it before being startled back by the animal's bristling reaction.
NPR editor Uri Berliner issued a lengthy rebuke of NPR's media coverage of major news stories over the last few years, such as the Hunter Biden laptop and the COVID lab leak theory, and called out the outlet's ''efforts to damage'' Trump's presidency. In economy on a domestic (narrow body mainline aircraft flight) there are generally three seats on each side of the plane. Correct default armrest allocation is as follows: The passenger at the window gets the armrest next to the window, the passenger at the aisle gets the armrest next to the aisle, and the passenger in the middle gets two armrests.
Montana Travel Guide - Plan the perfect trip! Montana has 55 beautiful State Parks and 9 National Parks for you to explore. Montana has 55 beautiful State Parks and 9 National Parks for you to explore.
Whether they are ranked for their rarity, uneasiness, or gore, here are some of the strangest medical cases taken on by the doctors in the hit television show ''Grey's Anatomy'' that will keep your interest, and maybe even make your skin crawl. Like the case of the young woman with worms in her stomach, that one gave me the heebie-jeebies!
The topic of laundry is more central to our lives than we think. Some 70 or so years ago, we thought we were done with it, thanks to machines that did all the work for us. But then regulations got involved and ruined those machines, reducing their functionality. Then the detergents were wrecked through the same means, eliminating the phosphates that had always been in soap. As millions of spectators gazed at the phenomenon from the ground, Elon Musk's Starlink satellite captured the eclipse during an orbit. And, Astronauts from NASA witnessed the event from space as the International Space Station shared a clip that showed the shadow of the moon passing over the Earth. The issue is that athletes are not heroes just because of their job. Day to day they do not do sacrifice or put their lives on the line. They work hard at their sport, but they do it because they love it. The professional athletes, in reality, just go out on the field and play their sport. They hit a ball in tennis. Catch, tackle, and throw in football. Dribbles, pass and shoot in basketball. Their profession alone doesn’t exemplify heroism. Because they have electric motors, ebikes aren't like regular bicycles. However, national parks treat them effectively as equals, essentially allowing them in the same places as conventional bikes, as long as they can also be pedaled.
Towns and tourism businesses and organizations in the path of the 2024 eclipse are planning events. Some are free, some are big bucks. Concerns about the effects of media on consumers the and extent of media bias go back to the 1920s. Commentator Walter Lippmann noted that citizens have limited personal experience with government and the world and the media, through their stories, place ideas in citizens' minds. These ideas become part of the citizens' frame of reference and affect their decisions. Lippmann's statements led to the hypodermic theory, which argues that information is ''shot'' into the receiver's mind and readily accepted. The author of this article, posted in 2016, made a plan to visit every one of the 71 Minnesota State Parks, including details of the ones she'd already visited, with a list of all of them. Hopefully, she'll post an update and let us all know how she did. For weeks, experts have been warning people not to look at the total solar eclipse without the proper safety gear. Did you listen? Looking at the sun, during an eclipse or any other time, without certified viewing glasses can cause permanent eye damage.
American has created a system to encourage you to join their frequent flyer program – but credit an unintended incentive to hold off cancelling trips you aren’t going to take until as late as the day of travel, so that you have longer to use your travel credits. Southwest Airlines, in contrast and to its credit, does not expire its credits.
The American railroads are reminiscent of a bygone era. These were the trains that tamed the Wild West, fueled the Gold Rush, and served as the backbone of the Industrial Revolution. At its peak, it was the most luxurious mode of transportation that money could buy. I've been getting emails (and maybe you have as well) telling me to stock up on groceries, booze, and toilet paper before the 2024 Eclipse, and to stay home and lock the door and load the shotgun. The 2017 Eclipse was pretty peaceful, why the craziness about this one? For years, The Epoch Times was a small, low-budget newspaper with an anti-China slant that was handed out free on New York street corners. But in 2016 and 2017, the paper made two changes that transformed it into one of the country’s most powerful digital publishers.
How many times have we seen a toddler staring wide-eyed at a cell phone in their hands? How early is too early? The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. A glimpse at the map of the April 2024 North American solar eclipse, however, shows a path from west to east. What gives? The answer lies in the relationship between the rotation of Earth and the orbit of the moon, this path moves in the opposite direction of the sun's apparent trek over Earth each day. But during an eclipse, the motion of the moon's shadow-not the sun-is what matters. Earth rotates from west to east. The Mason Wing Walking business in Sequim, Washington, that allowed paying thrill-seekers to clamber over the wings of a 1940s Stearman biplane while in flight is no more. Here are four reasons why Trump could win the November 2024 election against Democratic incumbent Joe Biden.
Joe Biden has said he attended Delaware State University, a mostly Black college, on several occasions, and this is not the only time he's faced controversy for embellishing his own biographical history. He also has said he was the first in his family to attend college and that his relatives were coal miners -- two statements he later recanted. Joe Biden graduated from the University of Delaware, not Delaware State University. The Tennessee Senate passed a bill with wording that targets the controversial "chemtrails" conspiracy theory, calling for a ban on the intentional injection of chemicals or substances into the atmosphere to affect temperature, weather or sunlight. It will be interesting to see how they plan on enforcing it. Bert Lahr, who played the cowardly lion in “The Wizard of Oz,” went on to star in a famous ad campaign with the premise that fighting temptation is futile. In 2017, an estimated 215 million U.S. adults (88% of U.S. adults) viewed the solar eclipse, either directly or electronically. They experienced the Moon pass in front of the Sun, blocking part or all of our closest star’s bright face. The eclipse in 2024 could be even more exciting due to differences in the path, timing, and scientific research.
New speculation about the toddler's death and pressure to force DNA testing of evidence have revived scrutiny of what was known as the ''crime of the century.'' Howard Hughes called it the H-4 Hercules-a fitting name for the largest and most powerful airplane of its time. The press, however, dubbed his prized creation the ''Spruce Goose''-a name Hughes despised. But the label stuck, and the big airplane became another part of Hughes' enigmatic legacy-a story of how one man's uncompromising ambition propelled his remarkable ascendancy and eventual descent into madness. FATHER GUIDO SARDUCCI has spent the past twenty years living and working in the United States as gossip columnist and rock critic for the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. Recently, he was also appointed Assistant Managing Editor for the Vatican Inquirer. American audiences first became familiar with Father Sarducci during the golden years of ''Saturday Night Live,'' when he appeared as a commentator on ''Weekend Update.'' He's also been a frequent and welcome guest on ''The Tonight Show''. I've noticed the young men on ''The Weather Channel'' are wearing suits that my dad would have said he ''wouldn't wear to a dog fight''.  Suit coats that aren't long enough to cover your rear end, and trousers so slim these guys look like they are wearing leotards.  Will the trend come back to what the sign in an area of ''Men's Wearhouse'' that I visited recently, that said ''CLASSIC CUT''? Maybe.
Actor Larry David was right about the last one. FTX, founded in 2019, quickly rose to international prominence through a series of high-profile acquisitions, aggressive marketing strategies and low trading fees. In 2022 it all came crashing down.
Many people in Washington, D.C. are infected with TDS. Although comical, it is rather pathetic that his most prominent critics never hired, managed or did a payroll. Yet, they are somehow experts on Trump’s finances. Donald Trump was a man who made billions, lost billions, hired people and lifted people out of poverty to middle-class incomes. Easter is a festival and holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world who honor the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion at Calvary. It is also the day that children excitedly wait for the Easter bunny to arrive and deliver their treats of chocolate eggs. President Joe Biden is facing criticism from Donald Trump's campaign and religious conservatives for proclaiming March 31 - which corresponds with Easter Sunday this year - as ''Transgender Day of Visibility.''
If you are headed to South Dakota on vacation, don't miss Custer State Park in the beautiful Black Hills. The largest State Park in the United States, and bigger than many National Parks with, they say, as many or more Buffalo than Yellowstone. Not to be missed! A year or so ago, I started to put together a first aid kit for the motorhome. Traveling alone, often in wilderness areas, I felt I needed a good one, and even purchased a gunshot trauma kit, something often carried by gun enthusiasts when they go to the shooting range. You just never know when something might happen. Streaming services have transformed the way we view film and television, leaving us isolated on our couches, subject to the suggestions of an algorithm. But a small group of film buffs with a fondness for physical media are hoping to lure people back into the real world. Like me, with hundreds of DVD's accumulated over the years, offering them for free rental on the honor system in front of the Minnesota family lake cabin every Summer.
Concrete shoes, or concrete overshoes, is a method of murder or body disposal usually associated with criminals such as the Mafia. It involves weighing down the victim, who may be dead or alive, with concrete and throwing them into water in the hope the body will never be found. The term has become a euphemism for a threat of death by criminals. While a common trope in fiction, only one real-life case has ever been authenticated, but it was done once on an episode of ''The Sopranos''. Hospice is medical care for people with a short life expectancy, when cure isn't an option, and the focus shifts to, as they say, symptom management and quality of life. But, it really is a place to go to die, with all the morphine the patient needs or wants, life saving techniques are stopped, and the body starts to shut-down. When my wife went into the program in 2019, I asked the doctor how long she might have, ''six months'' was the answer. She lasted six days. There are people who work for NBC News that are mad management hired a Republican. They still can't figure out why most Americans don't trust journalists to tell the truth. Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a mental condition that triggers significant shifts in mood, activity levels, concentration, and energy. These moods range from depressive episodes of feeling sad, indifferent, or hopeless to manic episodes of feeling irritable, elated, or extremely energetic.
A geosynchronous orbit is a special position high above the Earth that allows an object to keep pace with the rotation our planet, and are vital for communications and Earth-monitoring satellites. All communication satellites orbit the earth about 22,000 miles above the equator in ''geostationary orbit''', a ''sweet spot'' where a satellite goes around the earth in exactly one day. Since the earth is spinning at once a day too, it seems like the satellite is just parked in space above a specific spot. There is something undeniably odd about the combination of pastors and private jets. Whatever your personal views on Jesus, Christianity, and Religion, there is no denying that the Jesus of the Bible is a figure who lives meagerly and repeatedly opposes the rich and powerful. Yet, for many mega pastors across America, it's all part of their ''Prosperity Gospel.'' For the past two decades, female presidential candidates on TV have been made in her image. Finally, that’s beginning to change. On January 1, 1914, a flying boat took off St. Petersburg, Florida, in front of a cheering crowd of 3,000 and the Mayor. It safely arrived in Tampa, a journey of about 24 miles, 23 minutes later. The first flight carried a pilot and a single paying passenger.
2016 Presidential Debate - Clinton vs.Trump
Hillary Clinton's attempted put-down of Donald Trump was crushed by one 5 word ad-lib response from him. One of the most memorable presidential debate moments of all time.
Sailors on old ships had a different way of going to the bathroom than we do today. They did not have flush toilets or plumbing systems, but they had a special place on the ship called the head. The head was the name for the ship’s toilet, which was located at the front or bow of the ship. Is your phone always listening to you? Does Google keep a log of everything you say? And if so, what can you do about it? In an age where every device has a microphone and they're made by companies who profit by tracking what you do, these are valid questions. Let's take a look at the facts behind Google's recordings and how to stop your phone from listening to you. Vice President Kamala Harris keeps trying to convince voters she has what it takes to be president in the likely event that Joe Biden suffers a fatal fall before Election Day. It's going about as well as you'd expect.
From the article: ''As the campaign for the White House kicks into full gear, the contenders are offering an onslaught of holiday-themed merchandise, many of which capture some of the surreal aspects of the 2024 race. Donald Trump, for instance, is embracing his status as the first former president to face criminal charges by emblazoning his mug shot on Christmas sweaters, gift wrap and stockings.'' In theory, taking a cruise seems like a great idea for a family vacation. You get to see many different places, you enjoy the open ocean, and there are so many things to do onboard. But, that's what cruise lines want you to think. There are many things you don't see being advertised, like small rooms and crowded pools, to name a few. A common belief about Lake Tahoe is that the Mafia used it as a burial ground for unfortunate rivals. This happened, presumably, in the area’s early days as a casino destination. Another story involves alleged sightings of a large aquatic creature that locals christened Tahoe Tessie. Conspiracy theories are dangerous in more ways than one, and American Conspiracy: The Octopus Murders is-among many, many things-an exposé about the irrevocable damage that can come from falling down the rabbit hole. Netflix's four-part true-crime docu-series is an investigation into what its primary subject believed was ''the political conspiracy of the century.''
Calling them ''Luft Gangsters'' (Air Gangsters) Joseph Goebbels told the German people that downed U.S. airmen would kill any women or children they encountered, and they should be murdered rather than being captured. Dozens of airmen were killed. This documentary is about one ''Tuskegee airman'' who was shot down, captured and sent to a POW camp. Click open and watch the trailer, or rent the movie.
This week we lost our long time friend and frequent traveling companion, Sandra Barth, wife of my old friend from the banking business, Don. ''Sandy'' fought Multiple Sclerosis valiantly for years, with Don serving as her caregiver. In a nursing home in recent months, Don would visit her twice a day, morning and afternoon, and she always looked forward to seeing him. We will all miss her terribly.
If your adult beverages are leaving your digestive system in distress, there’s one simple explanation: Alcohol is an irritant to the GI system, and it can inflame the lining of the digestive tract, from the esophagus to the large intestine. When the world seems like it's going crazy and the news cycle is filled with a constant stream of bad news, you might be tempted to make some dumb financial decisions like go all in for a ''better'' bartering system based on commodities like gold or silver. But before you invest all your money into precious metals, let's get the facts straight.
Don Lemon demanded the sun, the moon and the stars from the SpaceX boss - before being unceremoniously fired. The ex-CNN anchor sent over an astronomical wish list to Elon Musk during contract talks to host a show on the billionaire's social media platform X - including a free Tesla Cybertruck, a $5 million upfront payment on top of an $8 million salary, an equity stake in the multibillion-dollar company, and the right to approve any changes in X policy as it relates to news content. The historian Lord Acton said, ''Great men are almost always bad men.'' There is something about power, money, and fame that truly does cause people to become terrible. Or, maybe they were always a bad person, and they were just good at hiding it from the masses. Here are famous figures throughout time who have been praised in the history books, but they have actually done terrible things.
Irish Weather Forecast
Deirdre O'Kane gives us the forecast for Ireland. Our own U.S.Weather Channel should hire her.
Actually, most Irish people don't mind the term ''paddy wagon'', but people who just love to be offended have seized on language as a weapon to use against all others. A shortened form of ''Patrick,'' and a derogatory term for any Irishman, ''Paddy wagon'' stemmed from a large number of Irish policemen or the perception that rowdy, drunken Irishmen constantly ended up in the back of one.
George Orwell warned that Big Brother is watching you. His novel, ''1984'', had the masses under surveillance through telescreens-two-way televisions in homes. Perhaps those living in the Orwellian society about which he wrote could find privacy in their cars. Not so today. Your car may be spying on you. Only it's not ''Big Brother'' who knows your driving habits, it could well be your car insurance company. The Irish language was almost wiped out. The English made it illegal for English living in Ireland to speak Irish, and for the native speaker to speak Irish if talking to an Englishman. Anyone who wanted to get ahead in life had to speak English. The Great Famine had roughly 1/3 of the population leaving Ireland, which added to the problem. Irish was banned in the courts of Northern Ireland. Today, Ireland is reviving its language. Signs are in Irish first, then English. It is taught in schools. A disturbing number of suicides are sweeping America's party-obsessed ski towns, raising the alarm over why so many residents in vacation hotspots are taking their own lives. A mishap with a cockpit seat may have thrust the pilot into the controls of a Boeing 787 flying to New Zealand, triggering a plunge that injured 50 passengers, A flight attendant serving a meal hit a switch on the seat, propelling the pilot forward and pushing down the aircraft's nose.
You should (1) always do the math rather than assuming that paying for first class isn't worth it, or a frivolous luxury, and (2) set your expectations appropriately for what you're buying. Family Dollar will close nearly 1,000 stores, a move its executives say is a result of declining sales and economic headwinds. Dollar Tree, which owns Family Dollar, said Wednesday that it would close 600 Family Dollar locations this year and phase out 370 more when their leases expire. Family Dollar currently has about 8,000 stores. Classic beef stew is good, but this sophisticated beef stew — enriched with beer, cocoa powder and espresso — is really something special. Start by browning the beef and making a quick roux to guarantee a thick, flavorful stew instead of a watery, bland soup, and finish with a hit of balsamic vinegar and lemon juice to balance out the rich, round notes. Since 1979, cartoonist Gary Larson has been taking readers to The Far Side with his own unique sense of humor, so it's hard to pick a list of the funniest Far Side comics. Published in nearly every newspaper for over 40 years, readers all over the globe have fond memories of the comic strip, and certain installments have forever lodged in their brains.
No one will pin the ''reality tail'' on the donkey of Joe Biden's condition: he's suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. If he took a cognitive test today, he wouldn't score five out of 25 on that test. When French pastry chef Charles Ranhofer created a variation of omelette Norwegge at New York's Delmonico's in 1867, he originally called it ''Alaska, Florida.'' Ranhofer often inserted social and political commentary into the names of his desserts, and given the U.S.'s recent purchase of Alaska for $7.2 million dollars - a controversial subject at the time - the name of his new dessert was intended to draw attention. Another whistleblower commits suicide just before blowing the cover off of influential people, organizations, and government agencies. shares news and conservative opinion on all kinds of topics from all types of people using different media formats to help people understand conservatism and its importance to our freedom and our pursuit of happiness.
Under Nazi control, the German Reichstag passed a new law in 1933 that made it a crime to speak out against the new government or criticize its leaders. Known as the Malicious Practices Act, the law made even the smallest expression of dissent a crime. Those who were accused of ''gossiping'' or ''making fun'' of government officials could be arrested and sent to prison or a concentration camp. From the article: In 1986, political strategists including Tom Hayden and his wife, environmental activist Jane Fonda, thought that an initiative addressing toxic pollutants would bring more left leaning voters to the polls to help Democrat Tom Bradley in his gubernatorial race against incumbent Republican George Deukmejian, who had vetoed several pollution cleanup bills. Voters passed it 2-1, but did not elect Bradley. For years books, movies and television shows have entertained us with interesting fictional accounts of castaways and deserted islands. This is a collection of real life stories sometimes stranger and more fascinating than any imaginary tale. The Biden Administration has admitted to flying 320,000 illegal immigrants on secret flights into the U.S., in an effort to decrease the number of illegal immigrant encounters at the Southern Border. The flights, they say, were not ''secret'' they posted them in reports that nobody reads. When asked to disclose how many and where to, no response. These ''newcomers'' are going to be ''newdemocrats'' with voting ability, a move they deny, to destroy opposition in future elections.
For much of her term, Gov. Haley faced an ethics investigation and lawsuit focused on her outside employment while serving as a state representative. The complaint alleged the governor illegally lobbied on behalf of her former employer. Gov. Haley also earned $40,000 in consulting fees while serving in the legislature, which she did not disclose until her campaign for governor. The number of counterfeit stamps being sold from online platforms has escalated. Scammers peddle fake stamps on social media marketplaces, e-commerce sites via third party vendors, and other websites. Counterfeit stamps are often sold in bulk quantities at a significant discount–anywhere from 20 to 70 percent of their face value. That’s a tell-tale sign they’re bogus. When anxieties are teamed with the typical mistrust of Big Business harbored by the average consumer (who sees it as impersonal and profit-driven to the point of irresponsibility), all manner of wild beliefs can result. This little girl just had her face painted at the Universal Studio theme park in Orlando, Florida.
Sexually scandalous behavior and the presidency seem to go together like Bill Clinton and a saxophone. Author Eleanor Herman, explores the lives of several of America's chief executives, like Lyndon Johnson, who slept with four of his six secretaries, asking around before he hired a woman whether she would ''shuck her drawers.'' The hotel guest was a billionaire, but growing up poor, that didn't mean he liked wasting money. His order was a waffle, a slice of bacon, orange juice, and a diet coke. With tip automatically added, his breakfast was $85 bucks. When he complained online, the guy was mocked. These hilarious real life exchanges recorded by court reporters are from a book called Disorder in the Court: Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom History. Through the tense Cold War years of the 1960s and 1970s, the Phantom was the symbol of Western tactical airpower. Between 1958 and 1981, 5,195 Phantoms were built in a dozen variants and flown by a dozen nations, making it the most prolific supersonic American warplane ever built.
Fake A Vacation with pictures. Make your friends envious of where you are and have them thinking of being where you are. Back in 2021, when the business world realized that one of the most valuable copyrights, the early versions of Mickey Mouse, was going to expire in two years, the race was on to get ready use Mickey on a wide variety of products. On your next trip to the grocery store, you'll see Mickey's face on disposable diapers, and maybe other things. Chernobyl had 192 tons of fuel, the Fat Man bomb only had 14 lbs of plutonium and that is the first real difference. The second big difference is the spread. While the bomb spread its limited fuel over a wide area, the reactor did not. The steam explosion and graphite fire did spread contamination, but only a very small fraction of the total amount leaving a large mass of radioactive material in the reactor vessel. Here's a look at the origins of Dark Brandon, what the bizarre nickname refers to and how Dark Brandon has been used in practice since the Biden administration first co-opted it in 2022.
My Dad owned a 1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe that he stored in my grandmother's barn during World War II and it was waiting for him after the war ended. A good friend sent me this article about a restoration of that same model that her son just completed. What a beautiful car, amazing, the original never looked like this. Many are not aware that Elon Musk, the world's richest man, was born in South Africa. Now living here in America, he truly is the most successful and richest African American of all time. According to the old Irish tradition, the Leap Year is the perfect chance for a woman to take matters into her own hands and get down on one knee. ''Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit,'' a tradition uttered on the first day of the month to bring forth positive luck, has a captivating past. It is believed that if one utters those words prior to any other on the very first day of a fresh month then good luck would prevail during the next thirty days.
One of the hidden treasures in Florida detailed in this article is Dry Tortugas National Park located 68 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico, in the United States. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the several Dry Tortugas islands. The archipelago's coral reefs are the least disturbed of the Florida Keys reefs. The only way to get there is by seaplane or ferry from Key West, a two hour boat ride, allowing you four hours to roam before catching the boat back to Key West.
Dry Tortugas National Park
The United States military consists of six branches of around 2.4 million people, both on active duty and in the reserves. For these people, serving their country is a full-time job, one that pays a firm salary and benefits. The sum is dependent on rank, from an entry-level cadet to an O-4 major in the Army, here are the salaries of those serving in the United States military as of 2023. The 93-year-old widow of a Wall Street financier has donated $1 billion to a Bronx medical school, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, with instructions that the gift be used to cover tuition for all students going forward. The U.S. has two main political parties: the Democrats and the Republicans. However, a variety of third parties with interesting stories and platforms have existed for brief periods throughout history. In 1856, the Anti-Nebraska Party combined with the Free Soil Party, both anti-slavery parties, to become the chief opponent of the Democrats, renamed themselves the Republican Party.
A FREE app using the smartphone's GPS, findERnow is able to quickly locate the user's current location and the distance to the closest ER anywhere within the United States. Users can select the closest ER or another nearby ER in a map, or see them sorted by current driving time and distance in list format. ''President Obama has long said that selecting Joe Biden as his running mate in 2008 was one of the best decisions he ever made'', Obama spokeswoman Katie Hill said with a straight face. The article claims the collapse of the U.S. southern border is the result of a carefully planned and deliberately executed industrial mass migration program, and the author has obtained multiple maps, handed out by non-government organizations across South and Central America, that detail the routes to take to the U.S. and where to cross the border. After studying over a dozen countries in the southern hemisphere, the scientists concluded that after 13 and a half billion Covid vaccines that were given out worldwide, 17 million people lost their lives from the vaccine alone. And the death rate data for the elderly was just shocking.
Through April 29, 2021, his 100th day, Biden made 78 false or misleading statements, according to a Washington Post Fact Checker analysis of every speech, interview, tweet or public statement made by the president. But, they claim President Trump made hundreds of such false statements during his first 100 days. I can't believe my girlfriend Carly Simon called the cops on me for ''stalking''. Well, in her defense, she didn't know she was my girlfriend … Norton and Symantec Security are censoring legitimate emails featuring newsletters or articles that are pro-Republican or conservative. At first, I thought it was just my incoming mail they were after, but others are saying they are also being targeted. Norton allows users to complain on their website, but they do nothing about it. The White House is back-pedaling as fast as they can, saying that President Biden merely misspoke, meaning he'd talked to Emmanuel Macron, the present French president. But, if Joe really believes he spoke to Francois Mitterrand, who died in 1996, they need to get him right over to Walter Reed Hospital for a brain scan.
Voice of America Radio helps English learners all over the world to learn vocabulary, listening and speaking skills with daily news and interactive activities. This skill will help them tremendously when they try to sneak into our country. On television daily, she's in the midst of a razzle-dazzle dance routine in the center of a park with some of the happiest people who have ever lived as she sings about once daily Jardiance, a diabetes pill that costs $570 a month. Switzerland was neutral, but was still armed to the teeth. When Germany invaded neutral Belgium in WWI to attack France from a better position, the Swiss made a plan called ''The National Redoubt'', designed so that any enemy would look at Switzerland on a map and decide that it was not worth it to attack them. The country had compulsory military draft for men and would be able to mobilize an army of 400,000 men quickly, as men are required to  (and they still do) keep an army issued rifle at home Stephen Marino, a Kettle River, Minnesota resident, claimed that the Virgin Mary appeared to him and wanted a 10,000-seat chapel and a seven-story housing complex built in her honor. This prompted the Duluth Diocese to investigate, say it didn't believe the story was supernatural, and advised Catholics to stay away from Kettle River. 3,500 showed up on Easter Sunday, 1993 only to be disappointed when Mary didn't appear.
It is often said that the exact phrase ''First do no harm'' (Latin: Primum non nocere) is a part of the original Hippocratic oath. Although the phrase does not appear in the AD 245 version of the oath, similar intentions are vowed by, ''I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm''. The phrase primum non nocere is believed to date from the 17th century. - Wikipedia In the advanced stages of the disease, the afflicted lose touch with reality. Opinion is unmoored from fact. In 1942, the United States was faced with a severe shortage of pilots, and leaders gambled on an experimental program to help fill the void: Train women to fly military aircraft so male pilots could be released for combat duty overseas. Use the nasal spray on the victim FIRST, and THEN call 911, otherwise it may be too late. If used in time, Narcan, a version of the drug naloxone, which blocks the opioid's effect on the brain, can be a lifesaver for someone taking opioids, including oxycodone, heroin or fentanyl. If the victim does not have opioids in their system, the nasal spray is harmless.
‘It's only a matter of time until this combination of incompetence and anti-white discrimination leads to a major air disaster. The aviation industry needs a completely new mandate — one that's focused solely on safety — before a lot of people die.’ Behind closed doors, Biden has such a quick-trigger temper that some aides try to avoid meeting alone with him. Some take a colleague, almost as a shield against a solo blast. One of the best jobs you can get in trucking is at Walmart. Truck drivers can make up to $110,000 in their first year at the company, that's twice the nationwide median pay of a truck driver, and certainly above the $17.50 an hour that the average Walmart associate earns. Home time, paid vacation and good health insurance are also guaranteed for company drivers. My daughter Sarah and my son Tom attended the Directors Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Sarah is an attorney and lobbyist for the Directors Guild, and she invited Tom, who teaches at Princeton University, to escort her to the annual DGA Awards in Hollywood.
My friends Joe and Kait Russo took a trans-Atlantic cruise recently and booked it with Costco. They wound up on the cover of the February, 2024 issue of the ''Costco Connection'' magazine. How cool is that? An employee at this movie theater had a lower opinion of the ''Napoleon''movie than the critic at the New York Times. I'm still going to watch it, looks interesting. The public domain has had some famous recent arrivals, but this is the most anticipated entry yet. It is not that Mickey is a famous copyrighted character,so are Sherlock Holmes and Winnie the Pooh, those paled in comparison to this event. The reason that this event gathers so much attention is that it is the story of a 95-year-old love triangle, a tangled drama that rivals any Disney movie for twists and turns. A good emergency radio is an essential component of any emergency ''go bag'' or disaster-preparedness kit, ensuring your family's ability to receive severe weather updates and other critical information.
Apart from potentially preventing a particular disease, vaccines may cause persistent nonspecific effects that can affect a person’s lifetime survival. Research has consistently found that drug prices in America are significantly higher than those in other wealthy countries. In 2018, they were nearly double those in France and Britain, even when accounting for the discounts that can substantially reduce how much American health plans and employers pay. Here are six reasons drugs in the United States cost so much. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is facing criticism and concern from both politicians and the public over a diversity hiring initiative that actively recruits workers with ''severe intellectual'' disabilities, ''psychiatric'' issues and other disabilities. It's called Steve.The rare light spectacle has caused a bit of buzz as the sun is entering a most active period, ramping up the number of dazzling natural phenomena that appear in the night sky - and leading to new reports of people spotting Steve in areas it does not typically appear, such as parts of the United Kingdom.
In an effort to establish government oversight of the growing role of artificial intelligence in our society, President Biden has appointed Vice President Kamala Harris as ''A.I. Czar.'' The President expressed hope that Harris's track record of slowing the spread of intelligence will be of use. ''Kamala knows all about artificial intelligence'', the President said. In a practice now prohibited by international law, killing innocent civilians, in 1945 the United States Army Air Forces began Operation Starvation, a program of using naval mines in all the waterways in and around Japan in an effort to inhibit the transportation of food and essentials.  Initiated by Admiral Chester Nimitz, the Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific, the plan utilized the latest and most modern heavy bombers in the American arsenal, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress to drop the mines from the air. A photo op of President Joe Biden hanging out with beer-drinking blue-collar workers who were hoisting a few beers during his visit to Superior, Wisconsin drew much ridicule from social media users over his backwards wearing of a construction helmet. Presidential candidate Joe Biden really stepped in it and apologized just hours after telling radio host Charlamagne Tha God during the campaign in 2020 that he ''ain't black''. How much do you know about African American History? Maybe you ain't black either, just answer these 10 questions and find out.
A JetStar that flew in and out of Lyndon Johnson's ranch when he was vice president and president in the 1960s is back, saved from an Arizona aviation boneyard. The 13-passenger Lockheed plane was sometimes referred to as ''Air Force One Half''. ''What? Diversity? Not the best pilots you could find?'' Rob Schneider asked, ''The ones with the most hours and experience? The ones who've done it before? Nope, diversity.'' ''I don't know about you, but I am sick and tired of flying all the time with these white pilots landing safely and on time. Boring.''
With one of the largest selections of National Park posters available, you'll easily be able to find all your favorites and showcase your own national park adventures. These are unbelievably beautiful.
A baked potato in an air fryer may seem counterproductive, but the air fryer takes the heavy grease and oils out of deep frying and leaves the best parts of a crispy-skinned baked potato! It is not only convenient, but it produces one of the best baked potatoes.
At one time or another, we have all wondered why the good die young. It’s hard for us to understand why a good Christian who served God to the fullest and genuinely loved others would die seemingly before their time. What bothers me the most about this question is, the person asking it probably votes. Politico is rated by as Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that slightly favor the left, but also rated High for factual reporting with proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. For them to write such a positive article about a Republican conservative candidate is impressive. That's Popeye. An underdog with bulging forearms, a mean uppercut and a love of canned spinach. Unassuming, unsophisticated and undeterred by a challenge, from the minute he walked into the comic strip.
King Charles' military uniform is emblazoned with medals and decorations, despite not seeing combat during his time in the military. Although never called for action, he trained with the members of units to which he was attached, including undersea warfare and completing the parachute regiment's jump training at 30, much older than other recruits. His medals include the Order of Merit, the Order of the Bath, and the Queen's Service Order, all for service to the country. Due to the scrapping of parts, or because of platform retirement, an aircraft stored for a long period of time could see their service come to an end in the desert. Aircraft that arrive and go through the preservation process to enter long term storage could actually return to full service condition. In what some industry insiders have described as a clear case of "one-upmanship," Delta Airlines has raised the diversity, equity, and inclusion bar even higher after introducing its new "short plane" specifically designed for special needs pilots. In 2015, Carly Simon revealed the subject of her most famous song, after years of speculation and rumor. Or, maybe just one of several suspects, the song could be about several men, a clever way to keep the song popular for years.
Soldiers fighting on Ramree Island in 1945 faced a more treacherous foe than any human enemy-the saltwater crocodile. A strategic battle for control of the isle, located just north of Rangoon, Burma, resulted in crocodile attacks on Japanese troops in a mangrove swamp. The exact number of men killed by crocodiles remains a mystery, but British survivors of the battle estimated that about 1,000 Japanese were attacked by the giant reptiles. Former Trump administration adviser Peter Navarro claims a ''coup'' is underway to put former First Lady Michelle Obama in the White House, replacing President Joe Biden on the November ballot. Navarro warns that all signs point to Biden being replaced as the Democrats' 2024 candidate. The media is quick to write off Navarro's warning as a ''conspiracy theory,'' but it's obvious Biden is not the best choice Democrats have for 2024 - and they know it. Some groups of people spend too much time looking for things to be upset over. Being offended gives you power, with that righteous indignation surging through your veins, what a rush! St. Helena made an almost perfect prison for Napoleon: isolated, surrounded by thousands of square miles of sea ruled over by the Royal Navy, nearly devoid of landing places, and ringed with natural defenses in the form of cliffs.
Over the past 80 years, the air forces of the world have ripped through the skies in five generations of jet fighters. The common denominator of all five generations is the jet engine, an invention so revolutionary that the U.S. didn’t build a single fighter with propellers after the technology had been proven. The email exchange - recorded in a August 15, 1999 White House memo and published in the Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, William J. Clinton, 1998, Book 2, July 1 to December 31, 1998 - is a rare example of early Presidents using emails. In fact, according to Clinton himself, he only ever sent two emails during his administration. According to Disney CEO Bob Iger, ''Social media allows evil to prey on troubled minds and lost souls and we all know that social news feeds can contain more fiction than fact, propagating vile ideology that has no place in a civil society that values human life.'' The economic incentive to add COVID-19 to diagnostic lists and death certificates is clear and does not require any conspiracy. By creating a massive federal program that links goosed Medicare payments to COVID-19 treatments, the feds incentivized hospitals to add COVID-19 to diagnostic lists and death certificates.
What could be worse than a nuclear bomb hitting New York City right around midnight on December 31? A nuclear bomb with an epicenter at Times Square on New Year's Eve would be especially effective, with one million people densely packed in the outdoor venue ready to watch the ball drop.
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Landing 12 people on the moon remains one of NASA's greatest achievements, if not the greatest. But, why haven't we returned since 1972? Astronauts say the biggest reasons humans haven't returned to the lunar surface are budgetary and political hurdles, not scientific or technical challenges.
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While the Pope has given his approval for priests to bless same-sex marriages, they are not allowed to perform such marriages, which still must be done elsewhere where such unions are legal. A recent poll asked, ''During the 2020 election, did you fill out a ballot on behalf of a friend or family member, such as a spouse or child?'' to which 21% of poll respondents said''yes.'' 17% of respondents said they voted in a state where they were no longer a resident,'' as well as signing a ballot on behalf of a friend or family member. Other respondents reported that a ''family member, or organization, such as a political party'' offered to pay them for voting in the 2020 presidential election. Until the mid-1800s, when women married, they could not open a bank account, enter into a contract, rent a place to live or file a lawsuit against someone. Any income that a woman earned was considered the property of her husband. The Bourne Stuntacular features some of the most advanced technology of its kind, like automated vehicle-tracking-systems, pinpoint-accurate projection mapping, and more. The immense LED screen measures 3,640-square feet at 130-feet wide and 28-feet tall, and it is hard for the audience to tell the digital images from the actual people and props that are on the stage.
Listening to Christmas music can bring people together. Not listening to a particular Christmas song, it turns out, can have the same effect. Please allow us to introduce a December tradition you may not know about: ''Whamageddon.''  The goal: To go as long as possible without hearing the 1984 Wham! song ''Last Christmas'' before Christmas Day.
It isn't a wonderful life for the 7 Target employees fired right before Christmas for what appears to be a minor infraction. Was Target right? Read the article and decide. Managers, especially your human resources department, walk on eggshells anticipating the next employee investigation, sexual harassment claim, or termination that comes with the annual office soiree.
It isn't a wonderful life for the 7 Target employees fired right before Christmas for what appears to be a minor infraction. Was Target right? Read the article and decide. Managers, especially your human resources department, walk on eggshells anticipating the next employee investigation, sexual harassment claim, or termination that comes with the annual office soiree.
It has been stated in numerous articles, websites, and television shows that Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street were named after two characters from the film It's a Wonderful Life, Bert the policeman and Ernie the cab driver. The statement often surfaces around Christmas, or in filler trivia columns in newspapers. But, is it true? One of the biggest challenges for full-time RVers is where to celebrate the holidays. It can be a real struggle for RVers who may be hundreds to even thousands of miles from family and friends.
The National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida is one of the largest and most beautiful air and space museums in the world. Share in the excitement of NMNA's rich history. See over 140 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation. For thousands of years, humans have turned to Nature for their ailments. By now, the benefits of pulling away from the grip of our stressful, urban lifestyles and stepping into the arms of Nature are well documented by science. The politicians controlling Minnesota just pulled a fast one, nowhere in all the news coverage was it ever mentioned that the winning flag in the contest looked like the Somali flag in the state of Jubaland. Thanks to President Obama and the Democratic Party, Minnesota has the largest population of Somali immigrants in the United States. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, born in Somalia and rescued from a refugee camp, seems to be doing everything she can to turn this country into what she came from. On December 21, 1866, an Indian war party attacked on a wagon train returning to Fort Phil Kearney. Captain Fetterman and 80 calvarymen went out to help, but were decoyed by a party of warriors northward and into a rehearsed ambush planned by Chief Red Cloud. In half an hour, the Indian warriors annihilated the force to the last man.
The origins of the word ''gaslight'' come from a 1944 film by the same name. In Gaslight, a woman starts to suspect her new husband might be intentionally trying to make her seem out of her head when she notices strange things occurring, including gaslights that always appear to dim on their own. When the woman, Paula (Ingrid Bergman), tries to confront her partner, he questions her sanity. Perhaps the most iconic scene in the entire James Bond franchise takes place in the very first film, ''Dr. No.'' As Bond watches from behind a tree, Honey Rider steps gracefully from the sea and shakes the water from her golden blonde hair, before pulling a knife from the belt around her waist when Agent 007 startles her. That unforgettable moment was shot at Laughing Waters in Ocho Rios. ''You always …'' and ''You never …''  ''Yes, but …''  ''You should be more like____''   ''This was never an issue in my other relationships.''  ''You're overreacting.''  ''It's not that big of a deal.'' ''Buy One Get One Free''. Southwest Airlines now allows morbidly obese passengers to request a complimentary 2nd middle seat and requires these plus-size passengers be accommodated by the flight staff, even if it means booting other passengers off of the flight.
A continental divide is a boundary line that indicates where precipitation will drain to different bays, gulfs, seas, or oceans. Running mostly along the crests of mountain ranges, these continent-wide boundaries are the most important drainage divides because they separate the waters of many river basins that all drain to the same ocean. In the lower 48, the Continental Divide along the Rocky Mountains separates the waters that drain west to the Pacific from those going east to the Atlantic. A report found that close to 80 percent of grades were in the A range last academic year. ''We are simply being dishonest to our students,'' one Yale professor said. Asteroid Apophis won't collide with Earth in the next century, but its scientific impact will be tremendous. A new academic study has made a shocking and highly controversial finding. Suspicious Israeli stock market activity in the days preceding Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on October 7 indicates that a particular party had foreknowledge of the impending attack and used that information to directly profit from the panic that ensued.
Click here to listen to radio broadcasts of the attack on December 7, 1941. Sherman Skolnick, a private investigator, was convinced that the crash was a deliberate act targeting people on the plane who he thought were connected to Watergate. Skolnick developed a convoluted theory involving not just a simple hit by the Nixon administration, but also a competition between oil companies, the mob, secret documents, a robbery on board the plane, and the in-flight cyanide poisoning of the airline captain. Prosecutors say Hunter Biden blasted through nearly $5 million in four years, including almost $700,000 ''to various women,'' and close to $200,000 on ''adult entertaininment'', rarely spending any money on his family, and all without paying his income taxes.
People may experience shortness of breath while walking as a result of conditions such as anxiety, asthma, or obesity. However, it may occur for a number of reasons, and may signal a more serious underlying medical condition. Imagine waking up on your birthday to the usual barrage of well-wishes from family members and old classmates on Facebook. Your friend has posted a mysterious video, and when you click play, David Hasselhoff, (or Fran Drescher, or Billy Dee Williams ) is there, singing happy birthday to you, with a personalized message thanking you for being such a huge fan. You might wonder how your friend pulled off such a surprise. According to the author, Pat Buchanan, years after Pearl Harbor, a remarkable secret history, written from 1943 to 1963, came to light, President Hoover's explanation of what happened before, during and after the world war. With Japanese planes still swarming overhead, a reporter climbed to the roof of radio station and broadcasted the first eyewitness account of the attack.
Before you panic, it is nice to know that our country isn't the only one wasting money on research projects. This is the world's largest dam, holding back 42 billion tons of water. Water has mass, and mass has gravity, and gravity affects how fast the Earth rotates on its axis and isn't a perfect sphere, it's slightly flattened at the poles and bulging at the equator. The dam has increased the length of a day by only 0.06 microseconds. San Francisco hosts an estimated homeless population of 7,500 people. Affluent sections of the city have become dangerous with open-air drug use, tens of thousands of discarded needles, and, sadly, human feces. For the holidays or a birthday, it can be tempting to give a cute, cuddly pet as a gift. Yet along with the precious purr that won't quit or the fluffy tail that never stops wagging, there comes a commitment to another life for the next 10, 15, even 20 years. Who wouldn't jump at the chance to get a free Cessna 150? New window not opening?  To bypass your pop-up blocker program, hold down your [CTRL] key.
Vasily Arkhipov (1926 - 1998) served as a Soviet Navy officer who made a critical decision during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. While aboard the B-59 submarine, despite being in international waters, the submarine's captain wanted to launch a nuclear torpedo in response to U.S. depth charges. The Cessna name remains one of the world's most commonly known private aircraft brands. Before flying other aircraft, many pilots were introduced to flying in a Cessna 172. Cessna continues to build recreational aircraft and private business jets that are leaders in their marketplace. The Warren report left behind an enduring legacy of mistrust in government. At the half-century mark, a remarkable fifth of conspiracy believers blamed ''the government'' (including the CIA) for JFK's death. A large number have subsequently come to believe that government has been either involved in assorted other conspiracies - that 9/11 was a government setup, or that we lied about Iraq WMD to justify an invasion. King Charles III has been accused of using ancient feudal laws to nab tens of millions of pounds intended for charity from the deaths of thousands of Brits to upgrade his real estate empire. The king has reportedly been claiming and profiting for years off assets known as ''bona vacantia,'' which are owned by people who died without a will or known next of kin. In the past 10 years, the monarch has reportedly collected more than $75 million.
Americans never accepted the verdict that Oswald shot the president or that he acted alone. Opinion polls suggest that more than two-thirds of Americans still believe Oswald was not the assassin or that a conspiracy of some kind was behind the assassination. The perfect gift for friends, family, maybe even members of your wedding party, a deck of playing cards with a nice photo to fit the occasion. This was taken in 2023 of me with my daughter Annie at a pizza place in Ocean Springs, Mississippi where we went to visit friends. You don’t need to wait and then look back and wish you had done things differently. You can start with a clean slate today. Simply ask yourself what you regret at this exact moment. The official narrative only gets more implausible, especially when you hear the stories of these secret super-spies.
Like fashion, slang changes with the times. A word that seems current one year can feel wildly dated as time goes on. Even when watching old movies, it's hard not to laugh at the since-abandoned phrases they use so seriously. And forget about any generations before that, someone living a century ago would hardly be able to communicate with someone using today's modern slang. Experts say, a discomfort around vulnerability and lack of prioritization may be partly to blame for many men feeling like they don't have deep enough friendships. 27 things we've been told all our life that probably aren't true. None of the pilgrims mentioned anything about landing on a ''rock'' to anyone, nor did any of them write about it in journals and letters.  The Warren Commission concluded that Oswald, firing three shots from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, had killed Kennedy entirely on his own for reasons impossible to state. What a slam-dunk decision.
The ticking of time is the invisible heartbeat of our lives, and affects every moment of our consciousness. Time and self are in perpetual handshake – even a human trapped in a completely dark cave would still be governed by the circadian rhythms of our internal clocks. A python hunt might evoke images of hunters trudging through swamps and wresting reptiles out of the mud. In reality, it involves cruising the lonely roads that traverse the Everglades in SUVs, hoping for a glimpse of a giant snake. It is strange work, straining on the eyes, brutal on the sleep schedule. What hiker hasn’t dreamed of being a National Park Ranger? It’s the primo job in the outdoors, right? You patrol the country’s most spectacular wilderness preserves, become a backcountry hero (with government benefits!), and get to wear that iconic hat. But what really happens when you put on a smokey the bear stetson? Hehaka Sapa, commonly known as Black Elk (1863 -1950), was a medicine man of the Sioux Oglala Lakota tribe. A second cousin of the war leader Crazy Horse, he fought with him in the Battle of Little Bighorn and survived the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. Black Elk toured and performed in Europe as part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Orcas caused enough damage to sink a yacht in the Strait of Gibraltar last week. A small pod has been slamming boats in recent years, worrying skippers chartering routes closer to shore. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour film review - a cacophonous testament to megastardom. In a daring departure from the long-standing norms of the aviation industry, startup JetZero Inc. is challenging the status quo with a revolutionary triangle-shaped jet design reminiscent of a giant manta ray. The company’s audacious approach, backed with a significant $235 million funding from the Pentagon, promises a potential seismic shift in both commercial and potentially military aviation. The simple thought of catching the wrong flight or train or any means of transportation scares the bejesus out of us. But unfortunately, this is a common innocent mistake made by many people each and every day. Shockingly, a large number of people often board a flight to Austria when they are supposed to fly to Australia.
Kissinger and the rest of Richard Nixon’s administration faced a decision with titanic consequences. Should they send a flagging Israel the tanks, jets, and other weapons it needed to win the war? Or let the belligerents duke it out as is? The president and his administration chose the former. For the Israelis, this was a deliverance that could have come from God himself. Simply put, America’s resupply saved Israel. In the 19th century, Democrats insinuated that Abraham Lincoln was secretly black. They did the same thing to Warren Harding in the 1920s. And Franklin D. Roosevelt instructed his aides to spread rumors about marital infidelity by his 1940 Republican opponent, Wendell Wilkie, even though Roosevelt was carrying on an affair at the same time. The Battle at Crooked River was a skirmish that took place on October 25, 1838, near present-day Ray County, Missouri. The conflict involved a group of Mormon settlers and a militia group that had been assembled by Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs to suppress the perceived threat of the Mormon community. The militia, led by Samuel Bogart, had been tracking a group of Mormons led by David W. Patten, who were believed to have stolen horses from non-Mormon settlers in the area. U.S. Ambassador Averell Harriman hung the plaque in the study in his residence. What he didn't know was the plaque contained a cutting-edge listening device, used by the Soviets to eavesdrop on conversations whenever they wanted. The plaque hung undetected for seven years until 1952.
Between 1994 and 2020, there were 893 terrorist attacks and plots in the United States. As the U.S. seeks runway-independent aircraft for a Pacific fight, Catalina Aircraft says its revamped flying boat can play a role. Billy the Kid was a famous Old West outlaw, but Indiana ties shaped his roots and fate. Harvest Hosts represents an amazing value for RVers. For one low annual fee, you can overnight stay at thousands of attractions, restaurants, farms, wineries, breweries, churches, and more, across the county (as well as some in Canada and Mexico). Overnight camping is free, although members agree to spend money with the host, so it is a win/win for everyone.
Often when we think about Jewish holidays, we think of Passover, Hanukkah, and other annual celebrations. Unlike these holidays, the Sabbath (Shabbat in Hebrew) is a Jewish celebration that occurs every week. It is central to Jewish life, and includes special blessings over candles, wine, challah, and more. Adam Bierton is allergic to pumpkins, but that doesn’t stop him from carving dozens each fall, the most of intricate of which can cost $5,000. Not only was Biden blackmailing other countries and other countries blackmailing him, but the FBI was blackmailing Biden. Senator Chuck Grassley just announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has had 40 informants inside the Biden family for the last 15 years. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginni have been to nearly 40 states over 20 years, often meeting people who don't have a clue he's a judge or that she's a political lawyer and activist.
An off-duty pilot is charged with 83 counts of attempted murder after he allegedly tried to shut off the engines by pulling the fire extinguisher handles on an Alaska Airlines flight. You don't have to live in Washington, DC to find out that a dog can definitely be your best friend. Most large commercial aircraft cruise at an altitude between 30,000 feet and 40,000 feet. Many have a service ceiling (maximum permitted altitude) slightly higher than that, but don't usually reach it. Smaller private and business jets, however, regularly cruise at altitudes of up to 51,000 feet. There are several reasons why they do this. Why do DVDs and Blu-rays still exist? And why does Technicolor expect to print and ship 750 million discs this year? The answer is simple: Some people still buy them, though not necessarily who you'd think. While pop psychology would suggest older generations are clinging to their love of the physical disc, those over the age of 60 make up a smaller proportion of the disc-watching population than their share of the total US population. Instead, those aged 25 to 39 are more likely than most to watch DVDs.
On Oct. 20th, 1944 General MacArthur waded ashore with the whole world watching,  while the battle was still raging and against the advice of his senior staff. Fortunately, Japanese resistance was light. My dad's outfit, the 33rd Illinois, came ashore the next day on the other side of the island, he told me ''they were waiting for us!'' James Biden had received a total of $600,000 in loans from Americore in 2018.  Court records revealed that James Biden had procured the loans ''based upon representations that his last name, 'Biden,' could 'open doors' and that he could obtain a large investment from the Middle East based on his political connections.'' Dozens of parking lots have opened across the country, providing a safe harbor for a growing cohort of working Americans who are wedged in the unforgiving middle. They earn too little to afford rent but too much to receive government assistance and have turned their cars into a form of affordable housing. Strangely, I am beginning to like this former bartender from New York, I've never seen anyone get so worked up about a topic that deeply concerns them. I think this woman is going to go far in politics. But, she should maybe cut-back on the coffee.
It is totally understandable that a US President would want to wear a timepiece that reflects the importance of their title, as having a wardrobe that demonstrates austerity and commands respect is an important part of being a President  As a result, several United States Presidents, including Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama, have been photographed wearing Rolex watches. Announcing ahead of time that President Biden will be visiting Israel as that country prepares for a major battle in the Gaza Strip might seem 'manly and presidential' to some voters, but it's not the brightest thing to do. One dedicated sniper or suicide bomber could make Kamala Harris President, and that is nothing to giggle about. The sacred pipe, often referred to mistakenly as the 'peace pipe,' is one of the most powerful and sacred objects for Native Americans. By using the pipe, we may communicate with the spirits and make our needs known, asking for the things we need in our lives. Fifty years after Anthony Burgess's novel, ''A Clockwork Orange'' the villains seem starkly familiar: menacingly dressed sociopaths, speaking near-incomprehensible dialect, who burn, loot, and murder their way across the urban landscape.
The airline El Al is making every effort to maintain air traffic to/from Israel. The carrier is the symbol of the strictest security precautions. A large number of aircraft of this company are equipped with missile defense systems. This makes them a pioneer, as competitors from the USA or Europe do not have such technology on board. Essentially, a codeshare flight is an agreement between airlines to sell seats on each other’s flights. This gives the appearance of airlines flying to more destinations. By doing so, the airlines typically share the revenue on that ticket. People still use typewriters today, usually in an office setting,  perhaps to fill in pre-printed forms or to address an envelope. The QWERTY keyboard is used even on computers today - not because it is the most efficient pattern, but because it is the pattern everyone knows. A secretary from 1900 magically appearing today could easily type on a computer today. Large Catholic families are less common, but are still remarkable. 'Super families' make up less than 2 percent of the U.S. population, my wife and I had 10 children and I can't imagine doing without any one of them, it was a wonderful life.
There’s good news if you want to fly on private jets and can’t or don’t want to spend tens of thousands of dollars per year. Can we stop blowing things up to announce the genitals of an unborn baby? There are some boneheads out there that think we should end these parties, not because they are so dangerous, but ''in case the child decides later on in life to switch to one of the thousands of other gender options available''. Really? The Hamas attack that has killed hundreds was launched from one of the most densely populated and impoverished strips of land in the world. If you’re in Israel right now, you might be trying to get out. You might be trying to get out right away. Many airlines are extending extreme flexibility with their purchased tickets. But not all! Qantas, which has a deep partnership with Emirates, is reportedly quoting passengers thousands of dollars to rebook their flights.

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