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April 8, 2024

Eclipse dinner?

Sunny-side-up eggs and Moon Pies.

Washed down with moonshine, of course.

April 8, 2024

Eclipsical weirdness



Solar Eclipse Jokes

What is the most famous painting of an eclipse? The Moona Lisa!

What did the sun bring to the eclipse party? A light snack!

How do you organize an eclipse party? You planet!

Teachers will not be letting their students outside to view the eclipse. Because they need to protect their pupils!

I was told I could view the eclipse through a colander. I think I strained my eyes

I sold a bunch of defective eclipse glasses to some gullible people, but I’m not worried. I don’t think they’ll see me ever again.




Flat Earther eclipse:

April 6, 2024

Major mail delivery delays raise concerns about voting in the 2024 elections

NBC
April 6, 2024, 7:00 AM EDT
By Shannon Pettypiece

In Virginia, hundreds of veterans had their colon cancer screening tests invalidated after the results took months to arrive by mail. An Atlanta college student missed an academic trip to Ghana when their passport with two-day shipping took a month to show up. A bride in Texas had to rent a dress for her wedding after hers spent weeks stuck in a Houston postal facility.

Across the country, residents and businesses have been reporting widespread slowdowns in mail and package delivery by the U.S. Postal Service. The delays have become so persistent that members of Congress have gotten involved, urging the Postal Service to drastically correct course and raising concern about what impact the disruptions could have on mail-in ballots in the upcoming election.

The delays appear to largely stem from a new system the Postal Service began rolling out last fall that will eventually funnel all the nation’s letters and packages through a consolidated network of 60 regional distribution centers — similar to the airlines’ hub-and-spoke model. The change is part of a wider $40 billion, 10-year overhaul of the network that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has said will reduce costs, improve reliability and make the Postal Service more competitive. But in some instances, the plan has done the opposite, according to the Office of the Inspector General for the Postal Service, members of Congress and Postal Service advocacy groups.

“It’s just a dumpster fire right now,” said Leo Raymond, a former Postal Service manager and managing director of Mailers Hub, an industry group for direct mail companies. He said his members have had everything from customer bills to strategically timed marketing material caught up in the delays. “If you’re a business, you’re going to be discouraged from using the mail because you want your stuff to actually get there.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/major-mail-delivery-delays-raise-concerns-voting-2024-elections-rcna146479

April 2, 2024

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April 2, 2024

Has anyone else's Verizon internet and cellular service gone down today?

Ours was out for a couple of hours in the NJ shore area. Restored around 2:45 pm.

I found an outage map online that showed outages around NJ, NY, Philadelphia and Washington DC.

https://istheservicedown.com/problems/verizon-fios/map

I wonder what's causing this.

April 1, 2024

Trump's Net Worth Falls by $1 Billion as His Media Company's Stock Plunges

Source: Daily Beast

Trump Media’s inexplicable ascent came crashing down on Monday, as shares of the social media firm plunged more than 21 percent, knocking roughly $ 1 billion off former President Donald Trump’s net worth.

Despite the precipitous drop, his 57 percent stake in the business is still worth over $3 billion.

The firm, which began trading last month after merging with a public shell company, has benefited from so-called “meme stock” investors who have driven up its share price despite its abysmal financial performance. In 2023, the company generated revenues of just $4.1 million and posted a loss of $58.2 million, according to public filings.

Even after Monday’s crash, the company is still worth over $6 billion on paper. Trump, who faces hundreds of millions of dollars in legal judgments, can’t yet sell his shares, due to a six-month lock-up provision for key company insiders.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-loses-dollar1-billion-as-his-media-companys-stock-plunges?ref=home?ref=home

April 1, 2024

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March 24, 2024

N.J. houses of worship get 'bleeding control kits' for potential mass shootings

NJ.com
By Brianna Kudisch | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Members from different houses of worship were invited earlier this month to gather at Guru Nanak Mission Gurudwara, a worship space for Sikhs in Oakland in Bergen County.

But, they weren’t there for a worship service. Instead, they gathered on a Friday night to participate in a training session and receive a key item — a bleeding control kit.

The state Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness began distributing bleeding control kits to thousands of houses of worship in New Jersey this month. The kits are designed to give churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship medical items to treat victims of potential active shooters before first responders arrive at the scene.

The state will provide roughly 7,100 bleeding control kits to 6,400 houses of worship within one year as part of the program’s first phase, officials said.

https://www.nj.com/bergen/2024/03/nj-houses-of-worship-get-bleeding-kits-for-potential-mass-shootings.html
(possible paywall)

This is the insanity that gun worshipers have created in our society.

March 16, 2024

United flight from San Francisco missing external panel after landing in Oregon

NBC

A United Airlines plane that departed Friday from San Francisco International Airport was missing an external panel when it landed at its destination in Medford, Oregon.

United released the following statement:

"This afternoon, United flight 433 landed safely at its scheduled destination at Rogue Valley International/Medford Airport. After the aircraft was parked at the gate, it was discovered to be missing an external panel. We’ll conduct a thorough examination of the plane and perform all the needed repairs before it returns to service. We’ll also conduct an investigation to better understand how this damage occurred."

United said the Boeing 737-800 had 139 passengers onboard the plane, with six crew members. The plane also did not declare an emergency while en route to Medford "as there was no indication of the damage during the flight," United said.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/united-airlines-san-francisco-medford-oregon-panel/5230027/

This is getting crazier by the day.

March 12, 2024

United Airlines reports fifth flight incident in a week as jet turns back due to 'maintenance issue'

CNN

A United Airlines flight was forced to return to Sydney just two hours into its nearly 14-hour journey to San Francisco, in the carrier’s fifth flight incident in seven days.

The Boeing 777-300 aircraft, carrying 183 passengers and crew, was redirected due to a “maintenance issue,” according to a statement from United Airlines.

“The plane landed safely, and passengers deplaned normally at the gate. We provided accommodation overnight for passengers and rebooked them to San Francisco,” the airline added.

The incident Monday on United flight 830 is the latest in a string of incidents to hit the US airline in recent days.


https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/12/australia/australia-united-airlines-sydney-san-francisco-intl-hnk/index.html

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