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Life size animatronic T-Rex burns in Colorado

No guests or employees were injured in the incident.

Life size animatronic T-Rex burns in Colorado

Life size animatronic T-Rex burns in Colorado (Photo: Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience)

“We always knew T-Rex had a temper but, today he blew his top,” President Zach Reynolds said in a statement. “There was an unfortunate (and rare) electrical issue with our mighty T-Rex and he is no longer. You might even say… extinct.”

Only 117 years ’til this asteroid (possibly) hits us

Chicken Little was right. In a very literal sense, the sky is falling.

asteroid (named Bennu)

A small chance an asteroid a third of a mile across (named Bennu) will slam into the Earth with an impact energy equivalent to the currently deployed arsenal of US nuclear ballistic missiles.

But, not to worry, NASA has a plan. In a theoretical exercise, a team of engineers devised a conceptual design of the Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response vehicle, or HAMMER. It is a hypothetical spacecraft that could either ram into Bennu or target it with a nuclear device, either of which it is hoped would deflect the asteroid away from Earth.

Message on dollar bill claims to be written by long-missing child

Mesa Police are looking into a strange lead. A dollar bill has been found in Wisconsin with a message that says it was written by Mikelle.

Mikelle disappeared from outside her Mesa home in 1999. The 11-year-old was waiting for an ice-cream truck when she vanished.

GAO: Huge numbers of Special Immigrant Visa holders not finding work

But a big problem, says the General Accounting Office , is that neither the US State Department or the Office of Refugee Resettlement in HHS are doing much to track the outcomes of those admitted to the US from Iraq and Afghanistan who supposedly worked for us as interpreters.

$1.3 Trillion Ominibus Spending Bill Passes the Senate with Majority of Democrat Support

The $1.3 trillion spending bill passed the Senate in the middle of the night, but only with the majority of Senate Democrats supporting it.

James Woods Blasts Trump, ‘RINO Wimps’ Over Omnibus Budget Surrender

Two-time Oscar nominee James Woods blasted congressional Republicans as “RINO wimps” over the just-passed $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill.

Trump threatens veto of $1.3 trillion spending bill, risking government shutdown

Trump tweeted that he was considering the veto, saying that recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program “have been totally abandoned by the Democrats.” He added that the border wall, which he said was “desperately needed for our National Defense” is not fully funded.

Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending bill, despite earlier threat to veto

President Trump signed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill Friday despite an earlier threat to veto the legislation due to the lack of border wall funding and a fix for DACA.

Trump signed the mammoth legislation reluctantly, saying in a press availability with other members of the administration that, in order to secure a necessary increase in military spending, he had to give money to Democratic projects that he derided as a “wasted sum of money.”

“It’s not right and it’s very bad for our country,” he said.

America’s Debt Crisis Explained

Feb 24, 2014 Fact: America’s national debt stands at $17 trillion. That’s a tough number to grasp. Most people will never come close to making $1 million in any given year. How can we understand the magnitude of the hole our country is in? Well, imagine you owed your credit card company $200,000. On top of that you have to pay them about $4,000 per year in interest. You are bringing in $150,000 per year, but you are spending way more than that. How are you going to ever pay back that $200,000 debt? And what happens if you default? Well, that is America today. The problem is clear. And we brought Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, to propose a solution.

Steve Jobs tried to warn Mark Zuckerberg about privacy in 2010

Zuckerberg has faced criticisms about as long as Facebook has been around about how it handles its users’ data. He apologized in 2007 when a Facebook product took user tracking too far. In 2010, he acknowledged the privacy problem again, and the company changed its settings. And in 2014. And now again in 2018. If the company had been more forthright about how developers could take data shared with them by Facebook users and sold to third parties, it may not have been in the mess it’s in today.

Tech Watch / Censorship:

Tucker: Facebook changes devastating for conservative media

Tucker: Facebook isn’t neutral; it has an agenda. Earlier this year, Facebook altered its algorithms for what news stories its users see, and the results have been devastating for conservative-leaning outlets.

Tucker: Left colluding with companies to suppress gun rights

Tucker: The ideological cap between the leaders of America’s most powerful corporations and the Democratic Party is minimal. The Left is colluding with big companies to roll back the Second Amendment. On Youtube, Google has banned the posting of videos that link to gun sellers, or that simply promote the purchase of guns and accessories

Facebook knows literally everything about you

That’s why some people have been downloading their Facebook data. You can do it too, it’s quite easy. Just head over to your Facebook settings and click the tiny link that says “Download a copy of your Facebook data.”

In that archive file, you’ll find your photos, your posts, your events, etc. But if you keep digging, you’ll also find your private messages on Messenger (by default, nothing is encrypted).

World News:

Gunman in France hostage situation killed by police; at least 3 people dead

The gunman who killed at least three people and injured about a dozen others before barricading himself inside a supermarket in southern France has been fatally shot by police.

Sebastian Gorka Blames Europe’s Open Borders For Their Radical Islam Problem

Former White House Deputy Sebastian Gorka blamed Europe’s open borders for its uptick in Islamic terrorism and said leaders need better immigration policies to keep their citizens safe.

Commentary / Opinion:

Tucker: Trace the decline of men to disappearance of fathers

Men in America’: Having a father at home is a sign of affluence. But it is also a cause of affluence, especially for boys. Boys who grow up with a father at home earn much more as adults. Boys who grow up alone with their mothers tend to earn less. They also have more disciplinary problems in school. They read less, and less well. They’re less likely to graduate high school or go to college. They are more likely to be unemployed and to live in poverty.

Why men need marriage, fathers at home

‘Men in America,’ Part 3: Tucker looks at how the disintegration of marriage in society, lack of fathers at home impact young men today.

PAT CONDELL on ‘Human Rights for Muslim Rapists

It’s a video that Pat can’t post on Youtube because of  the fake feminazis and dickless wonders who would censor it there. But you can see it on Liveleak down the page here.