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I'm the same age as Elizabeth Warren. We 70-somethings have no business being president.
News ImageI have nothing against old people I'm one of them. But maybe it's time to add a maximum age limit to our minimum age requirement for our presidents.
Tue, 21 May 2019 14:57:12 -0400
Abducted Idaho girl found safe in Arizona, suspect jailed
News ImageSURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) A 17-year-old girl abducted from an Idaho fast-food restaurant where she worked was found safe in Arizona on Tuesday and the man accused of taking her was jailed on a $1 million bond, authorities said.
Tue, 21 May 2019 19:35:50 -0400
Ukraine's New Leader Sets Snap Parliamentary Election for July
News Image(Bloomberg) -- Ukraines new leader started a two-month countdown to snap parliamentary elections as the TV comedian-turned-politician tries to consolidate power after his rapid rise to power.
Tue, 21 May 2019 11:57:36 -0400
Eiffel Tower climber in custody after daring ascent
News ImageRescuers successfully talked down a man who scaled the upper heights of the Eiffel Tower on Monday, forcing the monument's evacuation, and handed him over to police. Television channels ran live shots as rescuers perched on the 324-metre (1,063-foot) tower's wrought-iron struts, just below the highest viewing platform, tried to persuade the unknown man to give himself up. The lattice tower, named after its designer and builder Gustave Eiffel, is one of the world's most recognizable landmarks.
Mon, 20 May 2019 20:19:38 -0400
Iran Has Amassed the Largest Ballistic Missile Force in the Middle East
News ImageDeterring regional adversaries from threatening Iran is the primary reason Tehran has amassed the largest ballistic missile forcein the Middle East.The missile program actually began under the Shah, but it was accelerated during the Iran-Iraq War in order to threaten Saddam Hussein with strikes deep in Iraqi territory. Since then, Iran has worked with countries like Libya, North Korea and China in order to develop a large and diverse arsenal of ballistic and cruise missiles that form one part of its three-leg deterrent strategy. With Iran now using missiles in conflict, its worth taking a closer look at the weapons in its arsenal.(This first appeared back in 2017.)Shahab-SeriesThe backbone of Iran's missile forces are the Shahab-series of liquid-fueled (mostly) short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM). There are three variants of the missile: The Shahab-1, Shahab-2 and Shahab-3. The Shahab-1 was the first missile Iran acquired and is based on the Soviet Scud-B missile. Iran reportedly purchased these initially from Libya and possibly Syria, but North Korea has been its main supplier. The Shab-1 has a reported range between 285330 kilometers, and can carry a warhead of around one thousand kilograms. Iran is believed to have three hundred Shahab-1 rockets.
Wed, 22 May 2019 06:13:00 -0400
Is It Cheaper To Buy A 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback From Britain?
News ImageThis immaculate 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback is estimated to sell at British auction for $95K. Its hard not to whisper Steve McQueens name when presented with aFord Mustang 390 GT Fastback, even if it isn't a 1968 model. The American classifieds may provide evidence of eye-watering sums being traded for healthy Fastback specimens, but its not always the case in Great Britain.
Mon, 20 May 2019 16:03:32 -0400
China's Navy Is Growing So Fast Its Running Out of Names For Its Warships
News ImageChinas navy has a new problem: not enough names for its rapidly growing fleet of warships.China is running out of provincial capitals to name new destroyers, and it might have to turn to other big domestic cities, which reflects the country's rapid naval development in recent years, according to Chinese newspaper Global Times.The Peoples Liberation Army Navy recently named its first Type 055 destroyer the Nanchang, which is the capital city of East China's Jiangxi Province.One of the three other Type 055 destroyers will be named Lhasa, the capital of Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, according to Chinese media. That just leaves Nanning and Taipei as the names of provincial capitals for destroyers (Taipei is Taiwans capital, though Taiwan has not yet declared independence as a separate nation from China).Which means non-capital cities will have to bequeath their names to Chinese destroyers. The latest destroyer is named Qiqihar, which is a non-capital city in in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. A few ships have been named after major cities, such as the Shenzen, a Type 051 destroyer.Chinese destroyers and frigates should be named after big and medium Chinese cities, according to the naval vessels naming regulation, Global Times said. This means naming of destroyers does not necessarily have to use provincial capitals, as it was a non-binding tradition.
Tue, 21 May 2019 06:32:00 -0400
Dog sitter caught walking around naked in customer's home
News ImageA dog sitter has been caught on camera walking around her clients house naked. Rosie Brown hired Casey Brengle to look after her two dogs, Penny and Daisy, while she went to a wedding for four days.
Tue, 21 May 2019 13:50:54 -0400
After Huawei, U.S. could blacklist Chinese surveillance tech firm - media
News ImageThe U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision, media reports show, deepening worries that trade friction between the world's top two economies could be further inflamed. The restrictions would limit Hikvision's ability to buy U.S. technology and American companies may have to obtain government approval to supply components to the Chinese firm, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The United States stuck Huawei Technologies on a trade blacklist last week, effectively banning U.S. firms from doing business with the world's largest telecom network gear maker, in a major escalation in the trade war.
Wed, 22 May 2019 11:45:43 -0400
Abortion rights supporters' voices thunder at #StopTheBans rallies across the nation
News ImageHundreds of #StopTheBans rallies took place across the nation as supporters vented frustrations at actions by statesto restrict access to abortions.
Tue, 21 May 2019 22:41:37 -0400
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