US considering building ‘Fort Trump’ in Poland

“I hope that we will build Fort Trump in Poland together, Mr. President,” Duda said on Tuesday.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-09-19 19:39pm to the The World forum.

Parishioners defy Chicago Archdiocese, burn rainbow flag in ‘exorcism’ ceremony

In a church bulletin posted this month, the Rev. Paul Kalchik, a Roman Catholic priest at Resurrection Parish in Chicago, announced that he would burn a rainbow pride flag that had once been prominently displayed at the church.

“On Saturday, September 29, the Feast of Saint Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, we will burn, in front of the church, the rainbow flag that was unfortunately hanging in our sanctuary during the ceremonial first Mass as Resurrection parish,” Kalchik, who joined the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-09-19 19:41pm to the Politics forum.

Cruz Has 9-Point Likely Voter Lead In Texas Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz has a 54 - 45 percent likely voter lead over U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, his Democratic challenger, in the Texas Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today.

This is the first survey of likely voters in this race by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll, and can not be compared to earlier surveys of registered voters. Among Texas likely voters who choose a candidate, 93 percent say their mind is made up. That ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-09-19 19:40pm to the Politics forum.

3D-Printed Gun Promoter Cody Wilson Charged With Sexual Assault of Child

Cody Wilson, whose push to post blueprints of 3D-printed guns online has made him a key figure in the national gun control debate, was charged on Wednesday with sexually assaulting a child in Texas.

Mr. Wilson, 30, is accused of having sex with a girl under 17 at a hotel in Austin on Aug. 15 and paying her $500 in cash, according to an affidavit filed in Travis County. The girl told the police in a forensic interview that she met Mr. Wilson through the website, where he was ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-09-19 19:39pm to the Crime forum.

Once an outlet for conspiracies, now shuttered without explanation

A website run by a notorious “Trump Troll” that served as an outlet for racist false news and conspiracy theories has shut down. went offline sometime Monday, pulling down all of its content and posting only “So Long, Farewell auf Wiedersehen, Good Bye On to other pursuits” over a picture of snow-covered mountains.

The site was one of three run by Charles “Chuck” Johnson, a figure in the racist “alt-right” who reportedly acted as an adviser to Donald Trump’s ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-09-19 19:38pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Trump: My health and stability will help GOP beat Democrats’ conflicting messages this November

"You know, I took that test when I got my last physical, and the doctor said that’s one of the highest scores we’ve ever seen," Trump said. "I did that not because I wanted but I did it, I was always good at testing."

He continued: "But if there’s anything great about me it’s stability, and I’m a good manager.  Always been a good manager, but you know, I have a vision," he said, recounting a familiar narrative of his victory over a large Republican presidential primary field in 2016 ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-09-19 19:38pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

North Carolina Hog Farms Spray Manure Around Black Communities; Residents Fight Back (2017)

In eastern North Carolina, residents are battling with one of the state’s largest industries: hog farms. Last week, North Carolina lawmakers passed House Bill 467, which limits the damages that residents could collect against hog farms. The billion-dollar industry is primarily clustered in the eastern part of the state, where hog farms collect billions of gallons of untreated pig feces and urine in what are essentially cesspools, then dispose of the waste by spraying it into the air. ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-09-19 19:36pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Lagoons of Pig Waste Are Overflowing After Florence

The record-breaking rains that started with Hurricane Florence are continuing to strain North Carolina’s hog lagoons.

Because of the storm, at least 77 lagoons in the state have either released pig waste into the environment or are at imminent risk of doing so, according to data issued Tuesday by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. That tally more than doubled from the day before, when the department’s count was 34.

When a pig in a large-scale farm urinates or ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2018-09-19 18:57pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

SC sheriffs abandon van in flood waters killing 2 mental health patients locked inside.

Authorities confirm two female mental health patients drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in South Carolina, CBS affiliate WLTX reports. Horry County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Brooke Holden says a sheriff's office van was carrying two patients and two deputies from Conway to Darlington on Tuesday night when it was overtaken by flood waters. The deputies were placed on administrative leave on Wednesday, the sheriff's office said.
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2018-09-19 18:36pm to the Crime forum.

For Valentino Dixon, a wrong righted

After 27 years in prison, a man who loves golf walked free today. Not only that, he was given back his innocence. Of course, the state can regift innocence about as capably as it can 27 years.

Nevertheless, the Erie County District Court in Buffalo, N.Y., has vacated the murder conviction of Valentino Dixon, 48, who was serving a 39-years-to-life sentence—the bulk of it in the infamous Attica Correctional Facility—for the 1991 killing of Torriano Jackson. On that hot August night long ago, ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2018-09-19 18:19pm to the Crime forum.

The Trouble With Uplift

Occasionally, on a boring flight, I’ll rewatch the Battle of James Island scene from the magnificent 1989 film, Glory. The scene depicts the first engagement of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, the first Northern regiment of black troops organized by the Army of the United States to fight against the Confederate insurrection. James Island was a fateful battle outside Charleston, SC, on July 16, 1863. I pulled up the clip on a recent flight and was moved yet again by the powerful imagery of ...
Submitted by shutup at 2018-09-19 17:45pm to the Politics forum.

Constituent called 911, suspecting drug deal, on Dane County Supervisor Shelia Stubbs while she canvassed for Assembly seat

It was a Tuesday evening in August when a Madison police officer responded to a call on the city’s west side, where a silver sedan had been reported on suspicion of drug activity.

“FULLY OCCUPIED SILVER 4 DR SEDAN NEWER MODEL - THINKS THEY ARE WAITING FOR DRUGS AT THE LOCAL DRUG HOUSE - WOULD LIKE THEM MOVED ALONG,” read the notes from the call for service, made shortly before 7 p.m. on Aug. 7.

The driver of the car was 71-year-old Linda Hoskins. Her 8-year-old granddaughter sat in the ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-09-19 17:26pm to the Politics forum.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Dumbass: The man who kicked off the FBI Russia probe is a laughing stock in Australia.

Besides the now-legendary racism of our political cartoonists, Australia’s image in the eyes of the world is still largely formed by that episode of The Simpsons in which our country’s leader is a drunken man named Andy, floating naked in an inner tube, who tries to kick Bart in the ass.

This is entirely accurate. Unlike countries that take a more reverent view of politicians, Australia is a place where prime ministers get called “wanker” by someone speeding past in their car, or are ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2018-09-19 16:20pm to the Politics forum.

A Simple Guide To Staying Alive In The National Parks

Unfortunately, some of these people are getting hurt. In 2017 13,131 visitors were reported injured in the national parks. The most recent year from which the NPS has data on the number of deaths that occurred in the parks is 2014, when 192 people died within the parks. This year, outlets as disparate as High Country News and The New York Times have covered unfortunate and ultimately avoidable deaths related to nature lovers being reckless in the great outdoors.
Submitted by nocash at 2018-09-19 15:59pm to the The World forum.

It’s Okay to Dick Shame the President

Now, there are a lot of reasons why making fun of an average person’s dick publicly is in bad taste. It’s mean. It usually gets corny. And it’s basically body shaming. So if someone is a jerk, you can probably find other ways to make fun of them?—?in fact, if you can’t, you’re boring.

Trump, however, isn’t the average person. He’s a racist, sexist baby with the thinnest skin imaginable.
Submitted by nocash at 2018-09-19 14:43pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Tracing Ska Music’s Great Migration

“There’s a street in Jamaica, you all should know,” says Prince Buster in a YouTube video, introducing his 1967 ode to the birthplace of ska music, “Shaking Up Orange Street.” “The Prince,” born Cecil Bustamente Campbell on the song’s namesake street in Kingston, Jamaica, is widely regarded as the father of ska music. Orange Street was known as Jamaica’s premier musical avenue; it was once a hub for recording studios and various record stores, Prince Buster’s Record Shack ...
Submitted by nocash at 2018-09-19 14:22pm to the Music forum.

Can I Get a Hug? Cory Booker’s got a lot of love to give, and he’s betting that’s what it will take to win in 2020.

Anyone who thinks it’s nothing but teeth-grinding paranoia and rank misery in Washington these days hasn’t been to the office of New Jersey senator Cory Booker. These people are happy. Indeed, his staff are some of the cheeriest, nicest people you could ever hope to meet. When I arrive on a hot, swampy morning just before Labor Day weekend, I am greeted with hugs and candy.
Submitted by nocash at 2018-09-19 13:52pm to the Politics forum.

The New Yorker Looks To A Stupid Man To Answer An Even Stupider Question

Sports and politics cannot be separated. Sports expresses, iterates, and interacts with politics at basically every point of their intersection. Even apart from the myriad ways sports, specifically, contain and are shaped by politics, as parts of what we’re still obliged to call a society even as it unravels around our heads, sports cannot be apolitical, because nothing can be.

So the question posed right in this New Yorker headline—“Should We Keep Politics Out of Sports?”—has a ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2018-09-19 7:55am to the Sports forum.

Putting the Polish on Epic-Scale Telescope Mirrors

Next we need to polish the surface to an accuracy of a small fraction of the light’s wavelength, so it will form the sharpest images possible. The mirror surface has to match the ideal, nearly parabolic surface to about 25 nanometers – about 3 ten-thousandths of the width of a human hair. That’s really, really smooth; if the mirror were scaled up to the size of North America, the tallest mountain would be one inch high and the deepest canyon would be one inch low.
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-09-19 6:56am to the Science forum.

Why 95.8% of Female Newscasters Have the Same Hair

Esther Katro was 22 when she landed her first job as a reporter at a local TV station in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The recent graduate loved the thrill of breaking news and being on air. But when she was out chasing stories in the college town, people kept mistaking her for a student. She went to her news director for advice, and his response had nothing to do with developing her fledgling reporting skills. “He was like, ‘You have to cut your hair to look older,’” she recalled.
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2018-09-19 5:05am to the Television forum.