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  • Woman climbs into X-ray machine to stay close to her bag

    02/20/2018 2:11:36 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 22 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | February 15, 2018 - 11:10PM | By Trevor Mogg
    Security personnel operating X-ray machines at airports and other transport hubs have a hugely responsible job and need high levels of concentration as they carefully analyze the contents of each item passing through.And while most will see nothing particularly outstanding during a typical shift, there will be times when an object causes the operator to sit up and take notice. An object like … well … a human.This is what appeared to happen at Dongguan Railway Station in southern China last weekend. As bags and other items passed through the X-ray machine, the operator suddenly noticed the unmistakeable shape...
  • Viewers Slam Fergie's National Anthem Performance at NBA All-Star Game as "Worst Rendition Ever"

    02/18/2018 8:56:22 PM PST · by hercuroc · 44 replies
    "Worst rendition ever"?
  • NBCs Katie Couric mocked for comments about Dutch speed skating team

    02/13/2018 7:28:22 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/2018 | Brian Flood
    NBC's Katie Couric was slammed across social media for saying Dutch successes in Olympic speed skating were because skating is an important mode of transport in their country. Its probably not a news flash to tell you the Dutch are really, really good at speed skating Why are they so good? you may be asking yourself, Couric mused during Fridays opening ceremony. Because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam. She said Amsterdam has lots of canals that can freeze in winter. So, for as long as the canals have existed, the Dutch have skated...
  • Trump blocks release of Democratic memo on Russia probe

    02/09/2018 5:11:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 160 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 9, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday blocked the release of a classified memo written by House of Representatives Democrats that rebutted a Republican document made public last week which alleged anti-Trump bias in the FBIs Russia probe.
  • George W. Bush says Russia meddled in 2016 US election

    02/08/2018 7:49:26 AM PST · by John W · 94 replies
    AP via Journal Gazette ^ | February 8, 2018 | Jon Gambrell
    <p>ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Former President George W. Bush said on Thursday that "there's pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled" in the 2016 American presidential election, forcefully rebutting fellow Republican Donald Trump's denials of Moscow trying to affect the vote.</p>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Adam Schiff sent his staff to try and collect 'classified materials for the FBI' [tr]

    02/06/2018 5:10:20 PM PST · by RevelationDavid · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 17:31 EST, 6 February 2018 | Alana Goodman
    The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee was the victim of a prank phone call by Russian comedians who offered to give him 'compromising' dirt on Donald Trump including nude photos of the president and a Russian reality show star. DailyMail.com can disclose that after the prank, his staff engaged in correspondence with what they thought was a Ukrainian politician to try to obtain the 'classified' material promised on the call. On an audio recording of the prank call posted online, Adam Schiff can be heard discussing the committee's Russia investigation and increasingly bizarre allegations about Trump with...
  • Trump: Little Adam Schiff Illegally Leaks Confidential Information, Must Be Stopped

    02/05/2018 6:47:47 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 28 replies
  • US added strong 200K jobs in January; pay up most in 8 years

    02/02/2018 5:51:33 AM PST · by John W · 19 replies
    AP ^ | February 2, 2018 | CHRISTOPHER RUGABER
    WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. employers added a robust 200,000 jobs in January, and wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years, evidence of a healthy job market. The pay gains suggest that employers are increasingly competing for a limited pool of workers. Raises stemming from Republican tax cuts and minimum wage increases in 18 states also likely boosted pay last month. The unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent for a fourth straight month, the lowest level since 2000, the Labor Department said in its monthly jobs report Friday.
  • Outspoken Donald Trump supporter and singer Joy Villa wears an anti-abortion dress painted with...

    01/28/2018 4:19:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Jan 28, 2018 | Carly Stern For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Outspoken Donald Trump supporter and singer Joy Villa wears an anti-abortion dress painted with a picture of a FETUS to the Grammy Awards - and carries a 'Choose Life' bag Hollywood award shows have been popular platforms for political statements lately, but the messages tend to skew toward the left. Tonight at the Grammy Awards, though, American singer Joy Villa made a very conservative statement on the red carpet. The 31-year-old, who has released a handful of singles since 2011, wore her anti-abortion views on her sleeve or, we should say, her dress. Scroll down for video
  • Twitter to tell 677,000 users they were had by the Russians. Some signs show the problem continues.

    01/19/2018 8:29:48 PM PST · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 19, 2018 | Eli Rosenberg
    Twitter says it will notify nearly 700,000 users who interacted with accounts the company has identified as potential pieces of a propaganda effort by the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election. The company on Friday also disclosed thousands of accounts that it said were associated with the Kremlin-linked troll farm, the Internet Research Agency (IRA) and the Russian government, adding to numbers that it released to Congress in October.
  • Trump wants fewer immigrants from shithole countries and more from places like Norway

    01/11/2018 5:16:41 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 107 replies
    Vox ^ | Jan. 11, 2018 | Jen Kirby
    President Trump reportedly referred to Haiti and countries in Africa as shithole countries and called for more immigrants from places like Norway at an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers, two people briefed on the meeting told the Washington Post on Thursday night. The meeting was intended to hammer out an immigration deal that would extend protections and offer a path to citizenship to DACA recipients, but also include money for border security and reforms to some immigration programs. According to the Post, one deal being considered would allow visas from the diversity lottery to go to immigrants who just lost...
  • Charges against rancher Cliven Bundy, three others are dismissed

    01/08/2018 10:30:08 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 8, 2018 | Steve Kurtz
    A federal judge dismissed all charges against rancher Cliven Bundy, his two sons and another man on Monday. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro cited "flagrant prosecutorial misconduct" in her decision to dismiss all charges against the Nevada rancher and three others.
  • John Conyers steps aside from House Judiciary Committee amid probe into sexual allegations

    11/26/2017 11:41:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | November 26, 2017 | Joseph Weber
    Michigan Rep. John Conyers on Sunday stepped aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, but again denied recent allegations of sexual and inappropriate conduct. In light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I have notified the Democratic leader of my request to step aside as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee during the investigation of these matters, Conyers said in a statement. The 88-year-old Conyers, starting last week, was hit with several allegations of misconduct while in Congress that are now being investigated by the House Ethics Committee. The news website BuzzFeed...
  • Trump adds 5 names to SCOTUS nominee list for future open seat (KENNEDY RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT?)

    11/17/2017 6:30:59 PM PST · by Steven W. · 127 replies
    FOX News ^ | 11/17/2017 | John Roberts
    The White House on Friday announced the addition of five new names to President Trumps list of potential Supreme Court nominees. ... Two of the latest candidates, Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Judge Kevin C. Newsom, were both nominated to their current positions by Trump in May, according to the White House. Barret serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and Newsom serves on U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the statement said. The White House announced both nominations in May. Also on the list are Justice Britt C. Grant of the Supreme Court...
  • Baseballs anthem kneeler arrested for pointing gun at woman

    10/29/2017 6:47:53 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/29/201 | Staff
    <p>SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell has been arrested after a female food delivery person alleged he pointed a gun at her.</p> <p>Maxwell was the only player in Major League Baseball this year to take a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.</p>
  • George H.W. Bush Apologizes to Actress After She Claims He Sexually Assaulted Her in 2014

    10/25/2017 8:01:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 10/25/2017 | Nicholas Hautman
    George H.W. Bush apologized to actress Heather Lind after she claimed in a since-deleted Instagram post that he sexually assaulted her at an event in 2014. Presidential First Children Through the Years President Bush would never under any circumstance intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind, the former presidents spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement to Us Weekly on Wednesday, October 25. Lind, 34, alleged on Instagram on Tuesday, October 24, that Bush, 93, sexually assaulted her during a photo op at a private screening of her...
  • US Navy officers lose jobs after fatal collision

    10/11/2017 9:27:53 AM PDT · by Signalman · 23 replies
    msn.com ^ | 10/10/2017 | Brad Lendon
    The two officers in charge of the destroyer USS John S. McCain have been relieved of duty after a deadly accident earlier this year, the US Navy said in a statement Tuesday. The guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship off Singapore on August 21, leaving 10 US sailors dead and five more injured. The accident left a large highly visible hole in the US ship. The McCain's commanding officer, Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, and executive officer, Cmdr. Jessie L. Sanchez, were "relieved due to a loss of confidence," according to statement from the US 7th Fleet in Yokosuka, Japan,...
  • Michelle Obama: Any Woman Who Voted for Donald Trump Voted Against Their Own Voice

    10/01/2017 6:24:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | September 29, 2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    Speaking at a marketing conference on Wednesday, former first lady Michelle Obama suggested that women who voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election voted against their own voice. Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice, she said, according to video from the Inbound 2017 conference in Boston. What does it mean for us as women that we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, That guy, hes better for me, his voice is more true to me Well, to me that just says you dont like your voice....
  • FBI probe uncovers massive college basketball scandal snaring big-time programs

    09/26/2017 9:45:17 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 40 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Sep 26, 2017, 10:46 AM | Dan Wetzel
    The worst-kept secret in college basketball is how coaches, sneaker executives, sports agents, travel-team coaches and financial advisers, often through under-the-table payments, steer top high school talent first to NCAA programs and later to apparel brands and professional representation once they enter the NBA. Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York blew this shadowy world open in ways that have never before been seen, indicting 10 men, including active assistant basketball coaches at Arizona, Auburn, Oklahoma State and USC, plus an executive for adidas, in a widespread case that is sure to rock college basketball to...
  • Ole Miss Cancels Event over Scary Banana Peel

    08/31/2017 4:36:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 31, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Are you ready for this? Im gonna read you a headline. This is at Ole Miss University. University of Mississippi. Eli Manning went there; Archie Manning went there. A lot of people went there. Its still a thriving place. Greek Life Retreat Cancelled After Banana Peel Found in Tree. This comes from our old buddies at Campus Reform. A Greek Life retreat at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) was promptly cancelled this weekend after a banana peel was found hanging in a tree. A student said he threw the peel because he could not find a garbage can,...