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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:02 pm

Somebody trying to sell something.
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Post by WildCat » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:23 am

They also issue reports for zombie outbreaks and invading Canada.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:10 am

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When I first saw that I wondered why it looked so familiar. Then it struck me.


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Re: 'Murica

Post by ed » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:57 pm

"limited" to 9,999 coins.

They are still for sale
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Post by Witness » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:32 pm

And .999 pure silver… plated. In other words, worthless. :roll:

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Post by Witness » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:10 am

America's largest private coal miner files for bankruptcy

The slow death of the American coal industry has forced Murray Energy, the largest private coal miner in the United States, to file for bankruptcy protection Tuesday.
Murray Energy's bankruptcy has been telegraphed for years. It recently failed to make payments to lenders, and the company entered into a forbearance agreement that bought it time to negotiate a restructuring. But that grace period came and went, and Murray Energy was unable to pay its bills. S&P Global Ratings downgraded the company's credit rating to "default" earlier this month.
The coal company formed a restructuring agreement with some of its lenders, representing about 60% of Murray's $1.7 billion in liabilities. The company announced Tuesday it has received $350 million in credit to keep its business operational through bankruptcy.

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The bankruptcy underscores the enormous pressure facing coal miners. A string of coal companies have already filed for bankruptcy, but Murray Energy is among the most powerful and well-connected firms in the industry. Murray Energy and its subsidiaries have 7,000 employees and operate 17 active mines in Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Utah, and West Virginia.
President Donald Trump's election in 2016 had raised hopes in the coal industry for a revival. The president moved swiftly to slash environmental regulations and even installed a former coal lobbyist to lead the US Environmental Protection Agency. But the deregulatory push has been overwhelmed by market forces. Coal just can't compete with cheap natural gas and the plunging cost of solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy.
Power companies are ditching coal in favor of cleaner alternatives at a rapid pace. US power plants are expected to consume less coal next year than at any point since President Jimmy Carter was in the White House, according to government forecasts released earlier this month.
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/29/busi ... index.html

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Post by Witness » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:55 am

The Feds are building an America-wide face surveillance system – and we're going to court to prove it, says ACLU

Civil-rights warriors sue FBI, DEA, DoJ over fears of secretive mass-spying network

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Department of Justice (DoJ) in an effort to find out what the US federal government’s systems and policies are around facial recognition.

Following a freedom-of-information request in January that Uncle Sam still has not responded to, the ACLU has demanded [PDF] the release of the TLA trio's guidelines and rules regarding what the union terms “face surveillance technology,” as well as details of any contracts or pilot programs it has with private companies over the technology.

Specifically, the civil-rights warriors have filed suit in Massachusetts against the Feds, requesting the district court forces the agencies and department to cough up "public records pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act."

“Technology has outpaced our civil rights law,” said the director of the Technology for Liberty Program at the ACLU of Massachusetts, Kade Crockford, in a statement.

“Face surveillance technology poses unique risks to people’s privacy, safety, and civil liberties. As state lawmakers consider a statewide moratorium on the government’s use of this technology, and Congress considers its own legislation, the public urgently needs to know how the federal government is using face surveillance and other remote biometric monitoring systems in Massachusetts and across the nation.”
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/3 ... cognition/

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:25 am

For the first time ever, a US cheese is named best in the world

(CNN) — Forget the American love affair with Cheez Whiz, blocks of Velveeta and pasteurized processed cheese food slices.
A cheese from the United States has been named the world's top cheese.
Rogue River Blue has taken the top prize at the 2019 World Cheese Awards, marking the first time a US cheese has ever been named World Champion Cheese.
An organic blue cheese produced by Rogue Creamery of Central Point, Oregon, Rogue River Blue beat a record-breaking 3,804 entries from 42 countries at the awards, held this year in Bergamo, Italy, in mid-October.
Some 260 judges from 35 different countries judged the cheeses, narrowing the list down to a final 16. An international "super jury" of experts chose the winners.
Coming in second place was an Italian cheese, the 24-month aged Nazionale del Parmigiano Reggiano Latteria Sociale Santo Stefano. It was followed by a Spanish raw ewe's milk cheese, Torta del Casar D.O.P. Virgen Del Prado made by Queseria Doña Francisca.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:54 am

Sam Adams' newest beer is illegal in 15 states

Samuel Adams is bringing its Utopias beer back just in time for Halloween, but not everyone will be able to find the brew. Due to the drink’s high level of alcohol, it’s actually illegal in 15 states.

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Utopias is described as a “barrel-aged extreme beer” and has a multiyear-long brewing process, Forbes reports. The 2019 brew is a blend of Sam Adams’ earlier extreme beers, which have reportedly been aged in wooden bourbon casks.

According to Forbes, Sam Adams’ only brewed 77 wooden casks of Utopias, which the outlet describes as having “distinct vanilla notes and subtle nutty and elegant dark fruit aromas.” The beer also claims to have an ABV (alcohol by volume) of 28 percent, significantly higher than the average beer (which is usually lower than 10 percent).

A spokesperson for Samuel Adams confirmed to Fox News that due to its high level of alcohol, this already hard-to-find beer is illegal in 15 states. This includes Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont and West Virginia.

Of course, this isn’t the first beer to face legal limitations.

In mid-August, a Utah based brewery lost an appeal against a ruling that banned its polygamy-themed beer in North Carolina. Wasatch Brewery hoped to bring Polygamy Porter to stores in the state, but were unable to convince the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control Commission to allow it.
https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/sam- ... as-illegal

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:05 am

In fact it would not necessarily be illegal, if only they didn't insist on call it it "beer".
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Post by Witness » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:08 pm

For the first time since they were wiped out in 1870. Bison have been released back into the wild of Badlands National Park.

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:18 pm

Buffalo Hunting Season Dates Start: Nov 15, 2019.

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Post by Witness » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:47 am

ISIS bride who urged jihadists in America to 'go on drive-bys and spill all of their blood' says she deserves a second chance as she pleads to return to the U.S. because life is hard in Syrian refugee camp with her son
  • Hoda Muthana joined ISIS in 2014 after embracing extremist ideology while living with her family in Alabama
  • 'Anyone that believes in God believes that everyone deserves a second chance, no matter how harmful their sins were,' Muthana said
  • She spoke to NBC at the Al-Roj refugee camp in northeast Syria where she lives with her two-year-old son Adam
  • She claims that her time with the terror group was 'just a phase' and 'regrets every single thing' done by them
  • Washington argues she is not a US citizen even though she was born in the US because she is the daughter of a diplomat serving for the Yemeni government
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... Syria.html

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:23 am

Witness wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:47 am
ISIS bride who urged jihadists in America to 'go on drive-bys and spill all of their blood' says she deserves a second chance as she pleads to return to the U.S. because life is hard in Syrian refugee camp with her son
  • Hoda Muthana joined ISIS in 2014 after embracing extremist ideology while living with her family in Alabama
  • 'Anyone that believes in God believes that everyone deserves a second chance, no matter how harmful their sins were,' Muthana said
  • She spoke to NBC at the Al-Roj refugee camp in northeast Syria where she lives with her two-year-old son Adam
  • She claims that her time with the terror group was 'just a phase' and 'regrets every single thing' done by them
  • Washington argues she is not a US citizen even though she was born in the US because she is the daughter of a diplomat serving for the Yemeni government
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... Syria.html
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:16 am

Cut the sound.


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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:20 pm

I was never in the US military, but I did get the talk from an Army recruiter after my draft physical. I'd have been 1A but for the lottery.

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Post by Rob Lister » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:05 pm

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Re: 'Murica

Post by ed » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:26 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:05 pm
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Hmmmm ... you were in the Navy, weren't you Rob?
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