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  • All eyes on Uma Thurman: Actress gets praise from Weinstein accusers (tr)

    11/25/2017 1:15:01 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 24, 2017 | CHRIS SPARGO
    Uma Thurman is being flooded with supportive posts after the actress came out against Harvey Weinstein almost two months after The New York Times and New Yorker published exposes detailing his decades of sexual misconduct. Among those praising the actress were two other Weinstein accusers, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose McGowan both posting the fist emoji in a sign of solidarity with Thurman. McGowan later posted on Instagram as well, sharing a video of herself waving and writing: 'Hello Uma. Welcome' Selma Blair, Amanda de Cadenet and the actress' Beautiful Girls co-star Rosie O'Donnell also voiced their 'love' for Thurman...
  • How to Protect Your SIM Card and Phone Number (+ Video)

    11/25/2017 1:14:45 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    MotherBoard ^ | November 23, 2017 | By Lorenzo Franceshi-Bicchierai
    Hackers are increasingly trying to take over phone numbers to target email and banking accounts. Here's how to stop them. See the following video at the source site. This short video and explainer is summarized from The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked, our comprehensive guide to digital security. Your phone number is quickly becoming the key to your digital identity: your email, banking, and social media accounts are likely all linked to it. So hackers are increasingly trying to take over people’s numbers by directly hijacking their SIM cards. These kind of attacks, known as “SIM swapping” or “SIM...
  • How to survive an APOCALYPSE: Expert reveals the five key things city dwellers should do (tr)

    11/25/2017 12:35:42 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 24, 2017 | CECILE BORKHATARIA
    From Hurricane Irma to the Northern California wildfires, this year has seen its fair share of natural disasters. These disasters may have you thinking about what you should do in the eventuality one hits your city - how do you prepare and should you think about leaving? According to an expert, a lot of what drives large-scale evacuations is mass hysteria and fear, and most natural disasters don't require an immediate evacuation because they can be predicted, for example hurricanes. However, there are certain things city dwellers can do in preparation for a sudden disaster. John Renne, the Director of...
  • iPhone jailbreaking is pretty much over

    11/25/2017 12:30:26 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    The Next Web ^ | November 24, 2017 | by ABHIMANYU GHOSHAL
    For several years, it was common practice among iOS enthusiasts to ‘jailbreak’ their iPhones so they could enable additional functionality like screen recording and widget support. Once fueled by an active worldwide community with numerous crafty programmers who figured out how to bypass Apple’s device protections. And with the closing of two major repositories on the Cydia alternative app store this month, the death knell for jailbreaking is ringing clear.While the company has largely negated the need for jailbreaking by continually adding useful features and flexibility to iOS over several updates in recent years, it’s also become increasingly more...
  • Al Franken’s unconvincing ‘apologies’

    11/25/2017 12:09:01 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 24, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Al Franken comes out of the world of show business, where scripts are constantly rewritten — so that’s probably why he’s just issued a fourth version of his attempt to explain sexual-harassment charges against him. But the Minnesota senator’s still not making the kind of full-throated apology called for by the accusations against him by four different women, none of which he’s denied. Instead, he’s embracing his inner Olaf: You know, the cute little snowman from “Frozen” who tells everyone, “I like warm hugs.” “I’m a warm person; I hug people,” is Franken’s version of what happened when a woman...
  • Has anyone seen Bill Clinto lately?

    11/24/2017 11:11:40 PM PST · by weeder · 20 replies
    11/25/2017 | Weeder
    With the photo recently of Chelsea,Hillary and McCain all sporting medical boots on their right foot, I was wondering if anyone has seen Bubba,and whether he is part of the new fashion rage. Speculation has been that they might be tracking devices,in case they get nervous and try to leave the country as the noose tightens. Perhaps to a country without an extradition agreement. Just sayin'.
  • Attack on Egyptian mosque targets civilization itself

    11/24/2017 10:45:09 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 24, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    Friday’s bloodthirsty attack on a mosque in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula during noontime prayers was a crime against all humanity. It wasn’t “just” an attack on Muslims. It was an attack on all of us who believe in civilization, tolerance and decency. At least 235 peaceful worshippers died, with more than 100 wounded. One is tempted to call it the work of beasts, but no creature in the animal kingdom behaves with such avid, calculated cruelty. Yet, the attack can be explained — though the explanation only makes it worse. Islamist fanatics struck with bombs and automatic weapons, slaughtering first the...
  • Trouble for Angela Merkel — and the global elite

    11/24/2017 10:37:40 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 24, 2017 | Michael Barone
    It’s been a tough era for Davos Man, the personification of the great and the good who meet in the World Economic Forum in that Swiss ski resort every January. The rebukes just keep coming. The European debt crisis. Brexit. Donald Trump. And now, and once again unexpectedly, Angela Merkel’s failure to form a German government. For a dozen years, European elites who have recoiled from George W. Bush and swooned over Barack Obama have regarded Merkel as a rock-solid firmament of good sense. Her considerable internal political skills, her seeming unflappability and her upholding of conventional wisdoms, both well-...
  • North Korean soldier’s medical report exposes the regime’s evil

    11/24/2017 10:29:59 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 24, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    ‘Oh” is all that’s known for the name of the North Korean soldier whose escape to South Korea became a viral video. But we do have a bit more to the story. Shots hit the 24-year-old five times in the lungs and intestines as he ran to freedom in the heavily guarded border zone. He’s now recovering in intensive care. His stomach contained raw corn kernels — a clear sign of brutal food shortages, though North Korea’s border guards are usually the regime’s most trusted, and favored, troops. With “more than 20 years of experience as a surgeon,” said Lee...
  • New Orleans Mayor Is the Ringside Politics Turkey of the Year

    11/24/2017 10:13:38 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 2 replies ^ | Nov 25, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    This week on the Ringside Politics radio show (M-F, 7-11 am, WGSO 990-AM & we conducted our annual listener poll, asking the audience who should be our “Turkey of the Year.” The competition was very spirited for there were so many potential turkeys to consider in 2017. Some of our worthy nominees included Hillary Clinton, U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), ungrateful UCLA father LaVar Ball among many others. Previous winners have included former President Barack Obama, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, former Florida Gov. Jeb! Bush, Ohio...
  • Student influence on politics is greater than you think

    11/24/2017 10:06:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Cambridge Varsity ^ | November 24, 2017 | Anna Cardoso
    The media is simply with us nowadays; every major paper on both sides of the Atlantic seems fixated on students. Whether it’s our safe spaces, our stamping out of free speech, our crazed protests, or our trigger warnings that threaten to turn the nation’s next generation of leaders into snowflakes – campus life is always in the news. What’s going on? It seems student politics represents one of the sides in the “culture wars” raging in both America and the UK. Both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump empowered previously dormant fringes of the right-wing. It seemed that candidates...
  • 15 Things Far Too Many Americans Are Foolishly Taking For Granted

    11/24/2017 10:00:48 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies ^ | Nov 25, 2017 | John Hawkins
    “Out of every hundred new ideas ninety-nine or more will probably be inferior to the traditional responses which they propose to replace. No one man, however brilliant or well-informed, can come in one lifetime to such fullness of understanding as to safely judge and dismiss the customs or institutions of his society, for those are the wisdom of generations after centuries of experiment in the laboratory of history.” — Will and Ariel Durant “We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” – C.S....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-25-17, OM, St. Catherine of Alexandria

    11/24/2017 9:47:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies ^ | 11-25-17 | Revised New American Bible
    November 25, 2017 Saturday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Mc 6:1-13 As King Antiochus was traversing the inland provinces,he heard that in Persia there was a city called Elymais,famous for its wealth in silver and gold,and that its temple was very rich,containing gold helmets, breastplates, and weaponsleft there by Alexander, son of Philip,king of Macedon, the first king of the Greeks.He went therefore and tried to capture and pillage the city.But he could not do so,because his plan became known to the people of the citywho rose up in battle against him.So he retreated...
  • Pinegrove “Taking Some Time Off” as Frontman Responds to Sexual Coercion Accusation

    11/24/2017 9:38:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NME ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | Luke Morgan Britton
    Pinegrove have announced that they are “taking some time off” and cancelling their remaining tour dates after frontman Evan Stephens Hall was accused of sexual coercion. Hall has since responded to the accusation in a statement. Writing in a lengthy statement posted to Facebook (scroll below to see), Hall acknowledged that he has been “accused of sexual coercion,” adding: “the accusation comes from someone I was involved with for a short but intense period of time”. The full details about the accusation are not currently clear. Hall went on to claim that he “absolutely never threatened” the woman in question,...
  • Democrat Failing to Excite Key African-American Base in Alabama Race

    11/24/2017 9:25:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 24, 2017 | Cathy Burke
    Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones's surging campaign is in danger of falling short in its must-reach goal of energizing African-American voters, the Washington Post reported. "As of this day, I would say no," retired UPS worker Donald Williams told the Post about enthusiasm among black voters. "And this is Doug Jones's problem. He's got to get out and get the voters energized." Amid a string of sexual misconduct allegations that've rocked the campaign of GOP candidate Roy Moore, the Jones camp believes he could pull off an unlikely victory if he can mobilize African-American voters, who make up about a...
  • They help women move – literally – out of abusive relationships. For free.

    11/24/2017 9:18:57 PM PST · by TBP · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | AUGUST 01, 2017 | SANDRA DUERR
    “He’s coming home tomorrow afternoon; now’s my chance to get out. Will you help me?” Telephone pleas like that 20 years ago prompted Meathead Movers to help women move — literally — out of abusive relationships. After a move in Morro Bay turned into a confrontational situation because the abuser showed up, brothers Aaron and Evan Steed approached the Women’s Shelter of San Luis Obispo County to set up the moves for them, so that they could continue to offer their free services more safely. Today the San Luis Obispo-based company offers unlimited moving services to seven domestic violence shelters...

    11/24/2017 9:02:23 PM PST · by Chode · 16 replies
    11/24/2017 | Chode
    Yas Marina Circuit FIRST GRAND PRIX 2009 NUMBER OF LAPS 55 CIRCUIT LENGTH 5.554KM RACE DISTANCE 305.355KM LAP RECORD 1:40.279 by Sebastian Vettel (2009)
  • “I must forgive,” parents offer forgiveness to suspected drunk driver who killed Utah teen

    11/24/2017 8:58:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KUTV ^ | Friday, November 24th 2017 | Jeremy Harris
    Less than 48 hours after the death of their teen son in a Taylorsville crosswalk, the Harsh family has a message for the woman accused of driving drunk and killing him. “The first thought that came to me was, we need to let her know we have no bad feelings,” Lemuel Harsh told 2News Friday afternoon. “She needs to know, and we’re pretty safe in saying Robert would want this.” The woman that Lemuel and Gina Harsh forgive is Roxanna Molina, 27, who was arrested after fleeing from the Cadillac Escalade that hit Robert Harsh, 19, the night before Thanksgiving.
  • Rush of pot grows splits rural California before legal sales

    11/24/2017 8:52:46 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 24, 2017 | PAUL ELIAS
    The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff's deputies swooped in with guns drawn, arrested them and spent the day chopping down 150 bushy plants with machetes. "I could do this every day if I had the personnel," Calaveras County Sheriff Rick DiBasilio said during the operation near the Sierra Nevada foothills town of Copperopolis, about two hours east of San Francisco.
  • US backtracks on decision to close Palestinian office in DC

    11/24/2017 8:52:42 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 24, 2017 | Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration backtracked Friday on its decision to order the Palestinians' office in Washington to close, instead saying it would merely impose limitations on the office that it expected would be lifted after 90 days. Last week, U.S. officials said the Palestine Liberation Organization mission couldn't stay open because the Palestinians had violated a provision in U.S. law requiring the office to close if the Palestinians try to get the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israelis. The move triggered a major rift in U.S.-Palestinian relations that threatened to scuttle President Donald Trump's ambitious effort to broker...