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Ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro sentenced to 4 months for contempt of Congress

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Former Trump White House official Peter Navarro talks to the media as he arrives at U.S. Federal Courthouse in Washington on Thursday.

Former Trump White House trade adviser Peter Navarro was convicted last year for defying a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

(Image credit: Jose Luis Magana/AP)

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ChristianDiscer
30 days ago
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Hunter, Hunter, Hunter. No jail time for the same offence? hmmmm...???

These penguin parents sleep for four seconds 10,000 times a day

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Extreme power naps: These penguin parents sleep for four seconds 10,000 times a day. Antarctica's chinstrap penguins could get the same benefit of longer periods of snoozing by taking microsleeps during nesting season, according to a new study documenting one of the most extreme examples of incremental sleep in the animal world.
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ChristianDiscer
83 days ago
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If I calculated correctly, that's a little over 11 hours a day.
jepler
85 days ago
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sleeping 40000 s/day sounds pretty nice
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm

SAG-AFTRA actors' union says it has reached tentative agreement with studios to end strike

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A group of chearing people wearing high-visibility vests stand outside of an arch adorned with the words "Paramount Pictures." A man standing close to the camera speaks into a microphone with his fist raised. A sign held by a protestor to his left reads "SAG-AFTRA STRIKE"

Hollywood actors reached a tentative agreement with major studios on Wednesday to resolve the second of two strikes that rocked the entertainment industry this year as workers demanded higher pay in the streaming TV era.

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ChristianDiscer
107 days ago
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I can only speak for myself, but did the general public really care? -- Not me.

Desk Job: 1942

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August 1942. "Tennessee Valley Authority. Generator hall of the powerhouse at Chickamauga Dam. Located near Chattanooga, 471 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River, the dam has an authorized power installation of 81,000 kilowatts, which can be increased to a possible ultimate of 108,000 kw. The reservoir at the dam adds 377,000 acre-feet of water to controlled storage on the Tennessee River system. The power that goes out over its 154,000 volt transmission line serves many useful domestic, agricultural and industrial uses." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the U.S. Foreign Information Service. View full size.
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ChristianDiscer
179 days ago
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No Internet...
fxer
202 days ago
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That couldn’t have been quiet.
Bend, Oregon
dreadhead
202 days ago
WHAT?

B.C. announces details of single-use plastics ban

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foam take out container

The provincial government says shopping bags, disposable food service accessories, oxo-degradable plastics and food service packaging made of polystyrene foam, PVC, PVDC, compostable or biodegradable plastics are to be phased out by December 2023.

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sarcozona
222 days ago
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Restaurants in my town have started using “reusable” items that are still made of plastic and are not actually reusable (and how many small reusable faux fabric bags can I possibly use??) and I expect are actually even harder to recycle and use more resources. Fun times.
Epiphyte City
ChristianDiscer
224 days ago
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Periodically eat breakfast at a "place" that not long ago tried to forego plastic straws. Long-story-short, it failed. Okay, but the thing is they served a certain meal using an unrecyclable plastic tray. The tray could have made a LOT of straws.

Tried to get it without the tray, but no chance. They "must" use this type of tray. (sad)

U.S. regulators approve of first over-the-counter contraceptive pill

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The Food and Drug Administration approved Norgestrel, a nonprescription birth control pill, on Thursday. To be sold under the brand name Opill, it's the U.S.'s first over-the-counter contraceptive. The U.K. made similar products available in 2021.

"Today's approval marks the first time a nonprescription daily oral contraceptive will be an available option for millions of people in the United States," Dr.

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ChristianDiscer
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How soon will a lawsuit happen when the "delivery" happens badly (bound to), at work, the bus, or some unanticipated location?
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