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Honor those killed at Pearl Harbor, pleads
USS Arizona survivor
Posted by NorthernDog 12/6/2022 7:04:30 PM Post Reply
USS Arizona sailor Lou Conter lived through the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor even though his battleship exploded and sank after being pierced by aerial bombs. That makes the now 101-year-old somewhat of a celebrity, especially on the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, assault. Many call him and others in the nation’s dwindling pool of Pearl Harbor survivors heroes. Conter rejects the characterization. “The 2,403 men that died are the heroes, and we’ve got to honor them ahead of everybody else. And I’ve said that every time, and I think it should be stressed,” Conter said in a recent
What Ukrainian drone attacks on airbases
inside Russia could mean for Putin's war
Posted by NorthernDog 12/6/2022 2:23:25 PM Post Reply
A blast hit an airbase inside Russia on Tuesday, the latest in a series of apparent Ukrainian drone attacks that showcase an ability to strike at the heart of Russian territory and suggest a new boldness in Kyiv's fight against Moscow's war. (Snip) Ukraine has not directly claimed responsibility, but officials have jokingly suggested its military may be behind the incidents. Russia’s defense ministry blamed Kyiv’s forces for the two blasts Monday, in which it said three “maintenance personnel” died and two planes were damaged. Analysts were cautious about the military impact of the apparent attacks on strategic sites far
‘Sick and tired’ of high gas prices,
California seeks to punish oil companies
with new penalty
Posted by NorthernDog 12/5/2022 11:32:39 PM Post Reply
California lawmakers on Monday introduced legislation to penalize oil companies for alleged price gouging, setting up a showdown with an industry that has long wielded political influence in the Golden State. At the urging of Gov. Gavin Newsom, California Senate Budget Chair Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, proposed a new bill that would levy a penalty on oil companies when their profits exceeded a legally-established threshold. The money raised by the penalty would then be placed in a fund that would be directed back to taxpayers in the form of rebates. But the initial bill language is vague, failing to define the
Shocking Video Shows Man Walloped in Back
of Head in NYC Bat Attack
Posted by NorthernDog 12/4/2022 7:09:51 PM Post Reply
A senseless sidewalk attack involving a baseball bat has police looking for the violent assailant seen on disturbing new surveillance video swinging at an unsuspecting man. The NYPD released the shocking piece of video days after the Tuesday morning attack along Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem. Police said it happened around 8 a.m. A surveillance camera captured the victim, in a puffy red jacket, walk casually down the sidewalk when a hooded man dressed in black moving at a quick paces catches up to him. The suspect turns away from the victim briefly before pulling a brightly colored baseball bat from
American Airlines is closing its San Francisco
crew base and asking 400 flight attendants
to leave California or leave the airline
Posted by NorthernDog 12/3/2022 9:16:14 AM Post Reply
The mass email hit some flight attendants' inboxes mid-flight. "Today it's with great regret that I let you know about our decision to close the SFO flight attendant base," American Airlines executive Brady Byrnes said in the September memo obtained by Insider. In closing its San Francisco base, citing economic factors and shifting customer demand, American presented 400 flight attendants with a choice that many said felt impossible to make: leave the airline or leave the state. The base is home to some of the carrier's most senior flight attendants, two-thirds of whom have been at the airline for 13
Biden Pushed for South Carolina to be
First Democratic Primary State, Clyburn Says
Posted by NorthernDog 12/2/2022 5:33:16 PM Post Reply
James Clyburn, the No. 3 US House Democrat credited with boosting Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign, said the president called him Thursday to say he was recommending that South Carolina replace Iowa as the first nominating contest. (Snip) “He called me yesterday, before the dinner and he told me that’s what his decision was and I thanked him. And I told him I would see him later on in the evening and that was it. I was surprised,” Clyburn said in an interview Friday. The Democratic National Committee later released a letter, dated Thursday, that Biden sent to its Rules and
Quebec Sets Plan to Bar Most Immigrants
Who Don’t Speak French
Posted by NorthernDog 11/30/2022 9:15:32 PM Post Reply
Quebec Premier Francois Legault, concerned about the decline of the French language in the Canadian province, has set a new goal for immigrants: They should all speak French. Legault’s nationalist Coalition Avenir Quebec party was re-elected with a huge majority in October, partly on a platform of protecting French as the dominant language in the province of 8.7 million people. His speech to the legislature Wednesday laid out his priorities for his second term, including a plan to bar almost all economic immigrants who don’t speak French by 2026. “The objective is to stop the decline of French, in particular
Minnesota liberal arts college responds
after students declare current all-gender
housing insufficient
Posted by NorthernDog 11/30/2022 6:42:18 PM Post Reply
Students at a liberal arts college complained to their school's student-run newspaper that the current all-gender housing accommodation is not sufficient and needs to be expanded. St. Paul, Minnesota-based Macalester College received backlash, although it currently accommodates transgender students by providing "intentional housing" in Doty Hall for first-years, and returning students are able to request to live in the "All-Gender Community." Currently, the "All-Gender Community" reportedly houses 10 students. Furthermore, returning students are also allowed "to live with whichever gender they identify with on single gendered floors." Yet, a student named Nico Lipman, who claims to be "non-binary" and uses
Meeker cattle deaths remain unsolved mystery
to wildlife and livestock experts
Posted by NorthernDog 11/29/2022 11:40:58 PM Post Reply
Nearly two months after the death of dozens of calves south of Meeker — originally believed to be caused by wolves — wildlife officials, veterinarians and the rancher who suffered the losses all remain perplexed as to how the animals died. The role wolves may have played has diminished since the original news release by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Oct. 7, but the predator has not been completely ruled out. Meanwhile, disease has gained ground as a possible cause. Jerry Klinglesmith, the Meeker-area rancher who suffered the losses reported Oct. 4, recently released what he said is the most likely
'He's not stepping up': Union workers
feel let down by 'pro-union' Joe Biden
amid rail dispute
Posted by NorthernDog 11/29/2022 9:55:44 PM Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden hails unions at almost every turn, often declaring "unions built the middle class" and that his goal is to be "the most pro-union president" in U.S. history. But as he urges Congress to intervene in a labor dispute to avert a freight rail strike before the holidays, the president is facing a backlash from labor allies. Union workers hoped to secure paid sick leave in a final contract, among other assurances, but congressional action pushed by Biden would force some terms they oppose. "The actions speak for themselves. Don't tell me what you are. Show me
Climate Activists Deflate 900 SUV Tires
— Including on a People Editor's Car:
'There Has to Be a Better Way'
Posted by NorthernDog 11/29/2022 8:19:27 PM Post Reply
Climate change activists in eight countries claim they deflated tires on more than 900 SUVs in what they call their "largest-ever night of action against SUVs." (Snip) The group says 52 cars were hit in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of New York City, as were hundreds of others across the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland and Netherlands, according to a post on its website. The group says their goal is to "make it impossible to own" large cars like SUVs and 4x4s "in the world's urban areas." "We're taking this action because governments and politicians have failed to
Officials 'strongly recommend' masking
as LA County COVID cases spike
Posted by NorthernDog 11/29/2022 6:55:38 PM Post Reply
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County health officials reported more than 5,400 new COVID-19 infections from a three-day period ending Monday, along with 15 new virus-related deaths. The county Department of Public Health reported 1,640 new cases for Saturday, 2,175 for Sunday and 1,599 for Monday. The 5,414 new cases lifted the county's cumulative number from throughout the pandemic to 3,535,493. Overall official case numbers are believed to be artificially low, due to residents who use at-home tests and do not report the results to the county, and others who do not get tested at all. The 15 new COVID-related deaths