A Message From Lucianne  

S-CR-TEO

S-G1-LC






   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


B-CR-TEO
Chaos as drivers ride bumper to bumper
on long journeys home from the ´Great
American Eclipse´ and some areas
even report running out of GAS

Daily Mail [UK], by Matthew Wright

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/22/2017 2:46:26 AM

Thanks to Monday´s solar eclipse, disastrous traffic jams have been taking over the country these last few days. And as folks leave the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse since 1918, the U.S. Department of Transportation estimated that nearly two-thirds of the nation´s resident live withing a day´s drive of the path of totality. And with Oregon being the first to see the eclipse, it and neighboring state Washington are experiencing the worst bouts of the traffic jams. ´This is the biggest transportation event that has ever hit Oregon,´ Dave Thompson, a spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation told AP. Oregon

Comments:
We watched the eclipse from our neighbor´s porch, nice and quit except for the torrential rain plus thunder and lightning. The actual eclipse showing via laptop was what we saw over and over from the media. The change in light signaled the eclipse arriving and was quickly back to normal summer downpours. The thunder and lightning show demonstrated its usual awesome talent.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 8/22/2017 6:37:28 AM     (No. 11359730)

We watched in Newberry, SC. It was awesome. Thousands of people and a huge street party. Totality for 2:30 and it was truly amazing.

The drive home was a litttle challenging, but well worth it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 8/22/2017 6:38:46 AM     (No. 11359731)

I meant to go outside and watch it but I had to rearrange my sock drawer.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    72 persons like this.


   

 

R-G6-LC
  
R-LU-C1


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: chance_232, 8/22/2017 6:44:02 AM     (No. 11359733)

If youve never seen totality..... in a word. Awsome.

I drove three hours and 200 miles to get into the shadows path... the return trip took 5.5 hours. BECAUSE South Carolina has yet to widen the I95 to three lanes.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    34 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Ken M., 8/22/2017 6:54:25 AM     (No. 11359742)

A routine occurrence (traffic, not eclipse) between Las Vegas and California, at the start and end of holiday weekends.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: BruisedOrange, 8/22/2017 7:06:29 AM     (No. 11359746)

I live near I-75, 20 minutes south of totality. I´m wondering if the gas problem is that gasoline providers and delivery are based on 365-day computer models.

No human input--no anticipation for the obvious.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: god of irony, 8/22/2017 7:42:42 AM     (No. 11359775)

Thanks #2 for sharing with us your bitterness. Sorry that significant astronomical events that remind us our place in the universe bore you.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    62 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Jennie C., 8/22/2017 7:50:36 AM     (No. 11359788)

Much different experience here. We stayed in Nashville and drove up to the Land between the Lakes in KY to observe with my sister & her husband.

Other than normal rush-hour traffic in Nashville, we had no problems. Observed and visited, then started back about 4pm. No problems again, except we hit rush-hour again.

We had planned for delays, gas problems, by filling up before we started and carrying a couple of extra gallons, but it wasn´t needed.

The eclipse itself is the most incredible thing I´ve ever seen. I´ve been blessed to see so many beautiful, awe-inspiring sights, but this blew them all away. When totality game and we took our glasses off, we were all just so amazed at how gorgeous it was.

For the midwest, mark your calendars for April 8, 2024

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    34 persons like this.


   

 

R-TA-Wide_2
  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Rather Read, 8/22/2017 8:20:42 AM     (No. 11359813)

Everyone at work went out and watched it and we had the best time! Our local semi-pro ball team played a game around the time of the eclipse and sold tickets to people from 23 states and 3 countries. Everyone in town stopped and watched. Such an amazing sight!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 8/22/2017 8:26:10 AM     (No. 11359821)

I was in the path of totality and got to watch.....a freekin´ CLOUD!!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    35 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Not gonna take it anymore, 8/22/2017 8:34:40 AM     (No. 11359830)

Nobody planned for this?

The snark was a little much on the front page.

It´s not as if anybody could have put in another underground tank to hold extra gas just in time for this once in a lifetime event.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: tank, 8/22/2017 8:52:25 AM     (No. 11359844)

We had 89% coverage here, and it was a tad disappointing, but only because I thought 89% would mean more darkness. Still, watched through a welding mask and it was pretty cool. Got me out of the office for 30 minutes, anyway.

I was too lazy to drive the 200 miles or so to see totality. I´ll wait until 2024 when totality comes to me, LOL.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 8/22/2017 9:15:32 AM     (No. 11359870)

God´s handiworks are all around us, but this one was spectacular!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    34 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1-LC


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: Judy W., 8/22/2017 9:22:13 AM     (No. 11359876)

I´m sorry I didn´t make the effort to see the totality. In 2024 I´ll be 81, but if I´m still alive and kicking, by God, I´ll go see it then.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: Fobo, 8/22/2017 10:07:22 AM     (No. 11359915)

Some heavy traffic in southern Missouri,but I´d endure twice as much in a heartbeat. Absolutely spectacular!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 8/22/2017 10:48:20 AM     (No. 11359962)

Perhaps if you were in the path of totality, it might have been a cool event. But here in the DC area, where solar coverage was only 81% and it was cloudy to boot, it was another over-hyped media yawn fest. Maybe 2024 will be more exciting than this one was.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: gone2pot, 8/22/2017 10:52:54 AM     (No. 11359968)

Totality will happen over my house in 2024. If I haven´t gone home to be with the Lord, I´ll be 69. Knowing that there´ll be a frenzy of people coming out to see it, my next door neighbor and I are buying up all the used glasses now, and will have both our acreages brush hogged and tent ready and only charge 50 bucks a night. Cha-ching!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 8/22/2017 11:09:28 AM     (No. 11359996)

A "once in a lifetime event".... running out of gas in the middle of nowhere. Yikes.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: Nashville, 8/22/2017 11:38:07 AM     (No. 11360031)

Live in Nashville drove to Cadiz Ky for event.
Have some great photos on my iPhone taken thru my telescope. A space shuttle night launch is now the 2nd coolest thing I have ever seen.
My wife and daughter have informed me that we Will be in Mexico for the 2024 eclipse.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: Moritz55, 8/22/2017 11:42:10 AM     (No. 11360036)

No traffic on trip from eastern Washington down to Baker City, OR. In fact, we got there much earlier than expected and had a nice nap in the car while we waited for the eclipse to begin. Traffic on the way back was also minimal except in two spots where lanes were closed due to road work.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: gone2pot, 8/22/2017 11:55:24 AM     (No. 11360049)

Shoot 18, book a room in Heavener or Broken Bow, Oklahoma now and don´t drive so dang far.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 8/22/2017 12:23:41 PM     (No. 11360090)


We watched the eclipse parked in the middle of some BLM range land in Central Wyoming well away from the Casper crowd. But bumper to bumper southbound traffic getting to Medicine Bow of all places. We used back roads from Laramie to Denver and thankfully missed the I-25 parking lot. I guess the drive took an extra 30 minutes, no big deal. Would I do it again? Absolutely. The 1 minute of totality together with great performance from our solar binocs (the sun spots plainly visible) and solar sun glasses was a, ahem, totally cool experience.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 8/22/2017 12:25:50 PM     (No. 11360092)

And the image of totality was something you would only see in a Star Trek movie. Wow the Corona.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    27 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1-LC2


 
Reply 23 - Posted by: rocco49, 8/22/2017 1:00:55 PM     (No. 11360156)

I´ll wait 99 years to watch it then...maybe humans won´t be such disappointing little lemmings in the future.

Did you SEE most of those "people"?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: Lgs1061, 8/22/2017 1:14:45 PM     (No. 11360172)

Emergency management professionals and first responders in every state should be extremely proud of how well they planned for and handled the unprecedented number of travelers and events they had in a single day.

We had a beautiful view here in TN!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: bobn.t, 8/22/2017 1:27:44 PM     (No. 11360185)

Awesome, spectacular.
100 percent totality for 2 min, 29 sec
On highway 29, 24 miles north of mitchell, nb.
Perfectly clear sky.
No big traffic jams
Most spectators were us coloradons avoiding denver and cheyenne.

Texas in 2024 for sure


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 26 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 8/22/2017 1:56:17 PM     (No. 11360216)

Found a small city park in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Eventually there were probably 125 people sharing the park with us. Torrential rain stopped 30 minutes before totality and started back up again a half hour after, but during that brief bit of open skies, we saw Bailey´s Beads (bright red spots next to moon´s edge) and a perfect diamond ring at the end of our 2 minutes and 30 seconds of totality. I´m not a religious person, but it felt like a religious experience somehow. Everyone´s bucket list should include a total eclipse (98% is NOT the same thing.) It was mystical and afterwards 125 strangers all applauded Mother Nature´s show.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: dman, 8/22/2017 2:11:22 PM     (No. 11360229)

Worth the short trip! My "backroads" strategy worked flawlessly: speed limit all the way in: 70-mile trip took two hours door-to-park, including two stops.

City of Madisonville, TN had their act together and did a fantastic job with their "Total Eclipse of the Park" festival. Great venue (large park with lake), free directed parking in a large field, local police and fire monitoring, reasonably priced food and items (no gouging: BBQ platters, T-shirts, and even some eclipse glasses selling for $8-$10), "professional" vendors, and nice people from all over the East Cost and beyond (lunched with a couple who flew in from Denver area). The "atmosphere" had the feel of a Tea Party rally. People helped each other, and even shared eclipse glasses. A wonderful experience. I plan to return and enjoy this very nice city.

The weather was perfect. Totality was amazing. As totality approached, sunlight had the hue of a night light, then the "diamond" ring and totality! A few street lights came on, planets appeared in the darkend sky, the temperature dropped, and crickets started to chirp at 2:30 PM!

A perfect day - until 3PM.

Then I started to head back to Knoxville for a dinner appointment. Tens of thousands of others had the same idea, at the same time, on the same roads. Even my "backroads" were busy. Took over an hour to drive 12 miles north to Vonore, and 3-hours to get to Knoxville. State troopers and local police were out directing traffic, but their presence seemed to hinder as much as helped - but that was only a perception. Every merge along the way was a bottleneck. Too many people - too few lanes.

But I got there, and it was certainly worthwhile.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: Captain Howdy, 8/22/2017 2:46:51 PM     (No. 11360268)

Unless you experience it, it is indescribable.
I was in Antelope, Ore. weather was perfect. Now suffering from post-eclipse depression, this is an impossible act to follow. It actually lived up to all the hype and then some. This was my second total eclipse and I would travel to see more if possible.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.


Reply 29 - Posted by: trashcann, 8/22/2017 4:16:23 PM     (No. 11360344)

I drove through St Louis on nearly empty roads to see it. I knew people who spent hours in southern Il traffic who could have saved themselves much grief by popping over here.
#22 is right about the corona. Pictures do not do it justice. I thought I was watching a cgi film at first and it really made the experience special.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 30 - Posted by: LadyHen, 8/22/2017 4:36:16 PM     (No. 11360375)

Meanwhile in Middle Tennessee, everything was orderly, no gas shortages, clear blue skies, and WOW!! it was one amazing display of our Great God´s handiwork. It was breathtaking and no picture or video does it one quarter justice. I look forwards to the next one in 2024.

For those too jaded by this world and all it´s ill to take 3 mins out of your oh so busy day to look up and marvel at what an awesome God we have and the universe he made for us.. I feel sorry for you.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.


Reply 31 - Posted by: dvc, 8/22/2017 4:50:56 PM     (No. 11360395)

Couldn´t avoid 10 miles of the I-25 madness at Douglas, WY but then pulled onto two lane roads and headed due east. One hour delay in one small town, at least partially down to the local cops "helping" direct traffic, but then no problems all the rest of the day heading back to eastern Kansas.

Great view in perfectly clear skies, great photos, avoided all traffic on the way up, and almost all on the way back. Fun time. Totality is really amazing, seeing the planets and stars with that stark, black sun surrounded by a huge, pure white blazing corona was just amazing. Nearby horses reacted not at all.

The sun is clearly yellow, but somehow the corona is very white, not sure exactly why.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 32 - Posted by: Post cretaceous, 8/22/2017 5:15:18 PM     (No. 11360429)

Saw totality 8 miles into a dirt road on a hilltop near Shoshone, Wyoming. It was pretty barren, except for scrub brush. Even so, there were hundreds of cars, vans, and campers in the middle of nowhere. Totality was spectacular, with a, before and after totality, rainbow around the sun from the thw slight clouds. It was well worth the 17 year wait from my last one in Austria. It was also worth a shredded tire and the 3-1/2 hour, miles long backup of thousands of cars to return to our RV at our friends. I´ll be at the next one in Texas in 7 years.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


Reply 33 - Posted by: snakeoil, 8/22/2017 6:45:28 PM     (No. 11360514)

Saw it. Like it. But didn´t cry. Attempt to take photo was total failure. Bad traffic jam on Tennesse US 70 due to no traffic signal or police. But nothing like the jam on I 75 south today due to road work.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


Reply 34 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 8/22/2017 7:54:56 PM     (No. 11360567)

Living in Oregon meant we got to see a TOTAL eclipse and it was dark as night, to the point of street lights coming on. Hundreds of people camped in the waterfront parks to witness the event. We had a very excited neighborhood yesterday.

I am just sorry that some people are so cynical about the glory of God on display for all to see, that they have to make snark about it. It was truly awe inspiring to see that yesterday right over my own home.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


Reply 35 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 8/22/2017 9:16:59 PM     (No. 11360655)

Southbound Highway 95 out of Idaho and into Oregon and Nevada was streaming with cars, campers and RVs with California license plates today...... mostly eclipsers departing Idaho, I would say. I observed this while I was driving north through Nevada and Oregon into Idaho. It was almost impossible to pass northbound on the two-lane Highway 95 because of the southbound exodus.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 920832




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"



Trump works the room! The president is seen
chatting with heads of state - including Turkey´s
Erdogan - at lunch before tweeting that ´many
leaders agree with much (or all)´ of his speech
Daily Mail [UK], by James Wilkinson*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/19/2017 11:52:14     Post Reply
Donald Trump appeared to get on famously with other world leaders as he worked the room at a UN General Assembly luncheon on Tuesday. Photos show the president cheerfully chatting with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while South Korea´s Moon Jae-In listens in. Afterwards, Trump triumphantly tweeted: ´A great and important day at the United Nations. ´Met with leaders of many nations who agree with much (or all) of what I stated in my speech!´ Trump was initially sat between Guterres and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. Photos show him leaning in to look at something - likely a phone

America First! Trump takes nationalist message
to United Nations and tells members the U.S.
will no longer be ´taken advantage of´
Daily Mail [UK], by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/19/2017 4:24:32     Post Reply
President Donald Trump told world leaders the U.S. would no longer be ´taken advantage of´ as he blasted trade deals that he says caused millions of jobs to vanish. In a speech where he also called for collective action against ´Rocket man´ Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Trump saluted the United States for having prevailed in World War II only to build ´institutions such as this one to defend the sovereignty, security, and prosperity for all.´ But the president wasn't so sanguine about the international trade regime also put in place after the second world war. He blasted 'mammoth, multinational trade deals' and 'unaccountable international tribunals'

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mexico
New York Times, by Kirk Semple*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/19/2017 4:14:31     Post Reply
MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, toppling buildings with people still inside, rattling the capital and sending people flooding into the streets for the second time in just two weeks. The earthquake occurred shortly after 1 p.m. local time about 100 miles from Mexico City. It registered a preliminary magnitude of 7.1, causing heavy and prolonged shaking in the capital. During the quake, some facades and entire buildings in Mexico City fell, crushing cars and trapping some people inside. The number of dead and injured is unclear. Tuesday’s earthquake struck on the 32nd anniversary

First US military base in Israel
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/19/2017 12:49:39     Post Reply
Israel on Monday inaugurated with its US ally a joint missile defense base on Israeli soil, the first ever, a senior Israeli air force officer said. The new facility, at an undisclosed location in southern Israel, was announced as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due to meet US President Donald Trump in New York on the fringes of the UN General Assembly. "We inaugurated, with our partners from the United States Army, an American base, for the first time in Israel," Brigadier General Tzvika Heimowitz, head of Israeli missile defenses, told journalists. "An American flag is flying permanently over a US army

Hillary Live! Clinton talks about her love
of Chardonnay AND Vodka in front of
adoring audience - who HISS at
Bernie Sanders´ name
Daily Mail [UK], by Nikki Schwab, Francesca Chambers    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/19/2017 12:30:13     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton likes baths and showers, enjoys vodka and Chardonnay and thinks she ran for president against both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Those were some of the answers she divulged when playing the ´boxers or briefs?´ game onstage of D.C.´s Warner Theatre with Politics & Prose co-owner Lissa Muscatine, as part of the first stop on her 15-city tour – deemed ´Hillary Clinton Live´ – to promote her new book. And in the Democratic stronghold of Washington, D.C., who voted for her over President Trump at 92.8 percent, Clinton´s performance was eaten up – so much that when her primary rival

Bond denied for two suspects in
Columbia shooting that left 8 injured
Associated Press*, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/18/2017 8:36:38     Post Reply
Columbia, SC - A shooting Saturday left four men and four women injured in Columbia. According to the Columbia Police Department, the shootings happened in the city’s Vista Entertainment District. Authorities say prior to the shooting, there was an altercation. A bond hearing was held for three of the four suspects Sunday, John Bates Junior, Keveas Gallman and Jarvis Tucker. Bond was denied for both Bates and Gallman, Tucker received a $250,000 bond, according to the Columbia Police Department. The fourth suspect Maleik Houseal remains in the hospital. The eight victims range in age from 22 years old to 52 years old,

The reading list that
helped Hillary Clinton cope
Washington Post, by James Hohmann*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/18/2017 8:30:34     Post Reply
The Big Idea: If I had to stock Hillary Clinton’s new memoir in a bookstore, I’d be tempted to place it in a section on self-help or bereavement. “What Happened” was quickly strip-mined for political nuggets after its publication last Tuesday. As I went through it over the weekend, though, what struck me most was how the wounded Democrat coped after her crushing defeat last November. In short, Clinton has read voraciously and eclectically — for escape, for solace and for answers. The collection of works that she cites across 494 pages showcases a top-flight intellect and would make for a compelling graduate school seminar.

Iranian army chief: We will
turn Tel Aviv and Haifa into dust
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Yasser Orbi, Maariv Hashavua    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/18/2017 8:11:09     Post Reply
On the eve of Prime Minister NetanyahSeyyed Abdolrahim Mousavi, an Iranian military officer currently acting as the Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army, issued a menacing statement against the Jewish state hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to bring up the ever-imminent threat posed on Israel by Tehran in his encounter with US President Donald Trump. The two are slated to meet at the UN for the General Assembly´s 72nd session held at the NY headquarters. u´s meeting with US President Donald Trump, Tehran threatens to destroy Israel "with lightning speed."

Can we forgive Bush’s submission?
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Jack Engelhard    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/18/2017 7:56:47     Post Reply
At this time for forgiveness, we have to ask if there are limits to clemency if too much harm was done…harm for generations to come…and now London, followed by an attack in Jerusalem by Palestinian Arab terrorists against a bus carrying Israeli school children. One man alone is not to blame for an entire world plunged in Islamic terrorism. But as president, George W. Bush made a difference so very much the wrong way. Six days after we were attacked, Sept 11, 2001, Bush visited a mosque in what can only be called an act of surrender. If not that, his ceremonial gesture, on behalf of the United States, can surely be termed an act

Trump at the UN:
What to watch for Monday
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Jonathan Easley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/18/2017 7:32:36     Post Reply
President Trump is in New York City for a week of meetings and speeches with foreign leaders amid global uncertainty about a nuclear North Korea. Trump´s Monday will be packed with meetings, leading up to his first-ever speech to the general assembly on Tuesday — a highly anticipated address in which the president is expected to discuss the specific threats of North Korea, Iran and global terrorism. The president´s schedule also includes meeting with representatives from more than 120 nations as well as the U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, to discuss reforming the international organization.

Hurricane Maria forecast
to become Category 4 storm
CNN, by Susannah Cullinane, Holly Yan    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/18/2017 6:54:17     Post Reply
Hurricane Maria is forecast to rapidly strengthen over the next two days as it takes aim at Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma just days ago. "Significant strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Maria is expected to become a dangerous major hurricane before it moves through the Leeward Islands," according to the National Hurricane Center´s latest update. More National Headlines Large waves produced by Hurricane Irma crash into the end of Anglins Fishing Pier Sept. 10 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Record-breaking Hurricane Irma by the numbers 10 most expensive hurricanes to hit US

Never-before-seen pictures reveal the jubilant
crowds and flotilla of small boats who
welcomed the victorious HMS Invincible
as she returned from the Falklands War
Daily Mail [UK], by Anthony Joseph    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/18/2017 6:37:00     Post Reply
These never-before-seen photos reveal the thousands of jubilant spectators welcoming home HMS Invincible as she returned from the Falklands War, 35 years ago. A flotilla of boats adorned with red, white and blue bunting set out to greet the mammoth 19,500-ton warship and people, young and old, took any vantage point they could find to watch her return. It was so hot that many people went shirtless or just wore swimming shorts as they perched on roofs along Portsmouth Harbour to watch the aircraft carrier come in on Friday, September 17, 1982. HMS Invincible had left the port on April



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Hillary Says She’s Like ‘Paula
Revere,’ Sounding The Alarm
About Russian Meddling [Video]

49 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/20/2017 7:29:18 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton compared herself to Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere on Tuesday, saying that she is “Paula Revere” sounding the alarm on Russian active measures during the 2016 presidential campaign. (Snip) In her interview, Clinton suggested that she has led the push to call out the Russian government and Russian president Vladimir Putin about their involvement in the U.S. election. “I am saying as clearly as I can — I feel like I’m a bit of a, you know, Paula Revere — I’m trying to sound the alarm about this,” Clinton said to a smattering of laughter and applause. Clinton’s

Exclusive: Mueller team´s focus
on Manafort spans 11 years

35 replie(s)
CNN, by Evan Perez    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 9/20/2017 6:15:51 AM     Post Reply
Special Counsel Robert Mueller´s team is reaching back more than a decade in its investigation of Paul Manafort, a sign of the pressure Mueller is placing on President Donald Trump´s former campaign chairman. The FBI´s warrant for a July search of Manafort´s Alexandria, Virginia, home said the investigation centered on possible crimes committed as far back as January 2006, according to a source briefed on the investigation. The broad time frame is the latest indication that Mueller´s team is going well beyond Russian meddling during the campaign as part of its investigation of Trump campaign associates. Manafort,

Clinton book has sold
more than 300,000 copies

34 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Hillel Italie    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/20/2017 11:19:04 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton´s "What Happened" had a big debut. Clinton´s book about her stunning loss in 2016 to Donald Trump sold more than 300,000 copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-book and audio, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The book´s hardcover sales of 168,000 was the highest opening for any nonfiction release in five years, according to NPD BookScan, which tracks around 85 percent of retail print sales. Mark Owen´s "No Easy Day," a 2012 memoir about the killing of Osama bin Laden, sold more than 250,000 copies in its first week. Sales for "What Happened"

Christian Numerologist Says
World Will End On Sept. 23

34 replie(s)
KYW-TV [Philadelphia, PA], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/20/2017 6:47:16 PM     Post Reply
If you had plans for the weekend, a Christian numerologist says you won’t get to them because the world is about to end. David Meade, a self-proclaimed “researcher,” is predicting that a series of apocalyptic events will begin on Sept. 23 and, “a major part of the world will not be the same.” According to Meade, the mysterious rogue planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, is on a collision course with Earth, which will bring world-ending tsunamis and earthquakes. The numerologist claims the dates of recent events like the Great American Solar Eclipse and Hurricane Harvey’s flooding of Texas were all marked in the Bible.

Josh Earnest: Trump’s U.N. Speech
was ‘Foolish,’ Lacked ‘Coherence’

33 replie(s)
Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2017 5:51:09 PM     Post Reply
Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” while reacting to President Donald Trump’s speech at United Nations, former White House press secretary for the Obama administration Josh Earnest said the overall speech lacked “coherence,” and Trump mocking North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un was “foolish.” Earnest said, “Having sat in the hall of the United Nations where the president of the United States delivers an address for gathered world leaders — that’s something I did for the last three years—what you know world leaders are looking for in that room is a coherent strategy for taking on the biggest challenges around the

The Latest: Kerry Charges Trump
Speech to UN Was Too Harsh

31 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/20/2017 9:16:10 AM     Post Reply
United Nations - The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 8:00 a.m. Former Secretary of State John Kerry says President Donald Trump´s United Nations speech may have put America in isolation and danger. Appearing on MSNBC´s "Morning Joe" show Wednesday, Kerry criticized Trump´s harsh rhetoric against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kerry said, "You have to ask yourself: Is America safer because of ´rocket man?" He was referring to Trump´s characterization of Kim. Kerry said that kind of harsh language will make it harder for the United States to engage in diplomacy on

The Electoral College Is a
National Security Threat

31 replie(s)
Politico, by Matthew Olsen & Benjamin Haas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/20/2017 1:01:17 PM     Post Reply
In Federalist No. 68, his pseudonymous essay on “The Mode of Electing the President,” Alexander Hamilton wrote that the Electoral College could shield the United States “from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.” (Snip) Hamilton and his colleagues never could have envisioned a year like 2016, when an enemy state—Russia—was able to manipulate America’s election process with stunning effectiveness. But it’s clear the national security rationale for the Electoral College is outdated and therefore it should be retired. Simply put, it enables foreign powers to more easily pierce the very shield Hamilton imagined

California Gov. Compares Trump
Supporters To Ancient Cave People

27 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Jack Crowe    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/19/2017 7:40:41 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown of California compared President Donald Trump supporters to prehistoric cave dwellers Monday during a New York climate event. Brown, an outspoken Trump critic, issued an usually harsh derision of Trump supporters after dismissing the president’s rhetoric on climate change science and U.S. policy toward North Korea as “stupid and dangerous and silly.” “They’re both kind of very similar,” Brown said. “You should check out the derivation of ‘Trump-ite’ and ‘troglodyte,’ because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves.” Brown attended the climate event, which coincided with the U.N. meeting in New York,

Watch: James O´Keefe Announces New
Investigation: MSM Members Will
´Lose Their Jobs´

26 replie(s)
Daily Wire, by Ryan Saavedra    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2017 12:21:02 PM     Post Reply
Filmmaker James O´Keefe said on Monday that Project Veritas will be releasing the results of one of the largest investigations the organization has ever conducted. The Project, said O´Keefe, will lead to people being fired. "In the coming weeks, you’re going see one of the biggest investigations this organization has ever done," O’Keefe said. "It’s a continuation of American Pravda series. It’s aimed at the media. We’re going after their holy grail." "We have tripled our journalists in the field," he continued. "They are not even here, they are out there everyday. It’s gonna be big, it’s gonna be massive.

Hillary mulls challenging legitimacy
of 2016 election, cites Russian influence

24 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2017 8:48:43 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton on Monday would not rule out the possibility of challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election, saying it’s clear the Russians influenced the outcome and that the legitimacy of President Trump’s victory could be called into question as congressional and independent probes into Russian involvement move forward. (Snip) “I wouldn’t rule it out,” she said, though she quickly admitted there’s virtually no legal path forward, and that challenging election results at this point would be unprecedented. “There are scholars, academics, who have arguments that it would be [possible], but I don’t think they’re on

Reporters shaken by Trump´s tough
talk against North Korea

24 replie(s)
Washington Examiner, by Eddie Scarry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2017 11:35:16 AM     Post Reply
President Trump disturbed some in the press after vowing in his United Nations speech to "destroy" North Korea should the country attack the U.S. In his speech, Trump referred to North Korean President Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man" and said he was on a "suicide mission" in advancing the country´s nuclear weapons development. "The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea," he said. On Twitter, MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell said Trump "threatened to commit a war crime" by threatening North Korea.

Wiretaps may prove Trump right —
and that’s absolutely terrifying

24 replie(s)
New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/20/2017 4:42:23 AM     Post Reply
Over the years, a curious habit has taken hold at the United Nations. A body designed to strengthen the best of humanity has too often become a font of doublespeak and appeasement that protects the worst of humanity. That tragic comity was shattered when President Trump played the skunk at the garden party and dared to tell the truth. Many truths, in fact. Among them, that Islamic terrorism is a scourge that must be stopped. That Iran is controlled by a “murderous regime” bent on getting nukes. That North Korea’s “Rocket man is on a suicide mission” and the United States “will have


Post Reply   Close thread 920832



ST-GC


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2015 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS