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  • Donald Trump's Sexual Assault Accusers Demand Justice in the #MeToo Era: 'We Were Forgotten'

    11/16/2017 4:22:06 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies ^ | 11/16/17 | Diane Herbst
    .....some of the women who accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment or assault during the presidential campaign wonder when the president might finally pay a price for what he allegedly did to them. “Things just seem to fall off of Trump, I’m extremely disappointed,” says Jessica Leeds, 75, who alleges Trump tried to kiss her, fondle her breasts and put his hand up her skirt while on a flight to New York in the early 1980s.
  • Don't Be Fooled by These 3 Overhyped Trends

    10/17/2017 10:11:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    INC ^ | 10/17/2017 | Greg Satell
    The Gartner Hype Cycle shows a remarkably consistent pattern. A new technology is first ignored, then begins to show promise and expectations get inflated beyond any realistic assessment of value. That leads to disillusionment and the technology is almost forgotten until, some years later, it begins to make a true competitive impact.What makes the Hype Cycle so pervasive is that it is, essentially, a pattern based on our obsession with patterns and stories, which is so universal that there is a whole branch of mathematics devoted to it. Our love of patterns is so great, in fact, that once we...
  • Noose found hanging over a black firefighter’s chair and now four recruits are out

    08/11/2017 1:45:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 8/10/17 | ANNE GEGGIS
    One firefighter recruit has been fired and three others resigned because of a noose found hanging over a black firefighter’s seat, Pompano Beach fire officials say. An investigation into the noose, which was found at the Pompano Beach Fire Training Center, concluded Wednesday. Pompano Beach Fire Chief John Jurgle said he acted as soon as he heard last month...
  • Putin is drowning in Syria

    07/03/2017 8:41:08 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 56 replies
    INN ^ | 6/28/17 | Mark Langfan
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's Syrian gambit was a fatal mistake that may soon destroy Russia and Putin himself. Putin’s strategy in Syria makes the Titanic look watertight. It’s gotten so bad for Putin in the Syrian quicksand that a Russian analyst, Leonid Issaev, who actually lives in Russia, just published an article in al-Jazeera entitled, “Russia is at a dead-end in Syria, Russia is struggling and failing to find a way out of the Syrian quagmire.” Mr. Issaev’s thesis is that “the Kremlin’s gamble to use the conflict in Syria to normalize relations with the West after the disaster in...
  • Fyre Festival Leaves Attendees Stranded in Chaos

    04/28/2017 1:02:51 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 45 replies
    DancingAstronaut ^ | 4/28/17 | Will McCarthy
    Attendees of Fyre Festival thought they were paying for a one-of-a-kind experience when they purchased tickets to what promised to be a lavish affair. Technically, they weren’t wrong – but the unique experience which awaited ticket-holders on the Bahamian festival grounds was a bit different than the luxurious, supermodel-filled affair which they’d been promised. The new festival – run by Ja Rule and Billy McFarland’s Fyre Media company – made headlines upon its announcement through a sponsored content campaign promoted on Instagram by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, and Bella Hadid. However, what seemed to be a glamorous...
  • No, the presidential election can't be hacked [CNN article from October 2016]

    03/30/2017 12:47:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/19/16 | Tal Kopan
    The Obama administration is accusing Russia of hacking US political organizations...the final days of the campaign are dominated by talk of whether the race is "rigged." ...cyber experts say it's virtually impossible for Moscow influence the election outcome.... ...The key public perception... ...The American election system is decentralized by design...Even though many precincts use voting machines, none are connected to the Internet, nor are they connected to each other. Illinois, where hackers successfully stole roughly 90,000 voters' data was changed in the system itself... ....voters who don't show up as registered properly can cast a provisional...
  • Prosecutors...doubt Bannon falsified voter registration...

    03/30/2017 10:19:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    7News has exclusive new details on a Florida case against White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, and it has to do with his voter registration.... [Prosecutors admitted]..."the investigation also revealed sufficient evidence that the subject intended to legally reside in Miami-Dade County. Therefore, at a minimum, there is reasonable doubt as to the subject’s guilt.”
  • Miami Beach Police arrest suspect in keying of swastikas into cars

    03/08/2017 2:14:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 3/7/17
    Miami Beach Police detectives have made an arrest in the recent case where swastikas were found etched onto parked vehicles in Miami Beach. The accused subject, 61-year-old Timothy Merriam, is already in jail on other charges, according to a tweet sent by MBPD.
  • 'Moonlight' Is Among the Lowest-Grossing Oscar Best Picture Winners Ever

    03/02/2017 8:42:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 106 replies
    Fortune ^ | 2/27/17 | Tom Huddelston Jr
    ....Moonlight won the top prize at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony—after some initial envelope confusion created a bizarre scene—and, despite the fact that the independent drama never made much of a splash at the box office. The movie, about a young, gay black man growing up in an impoverished Miami neighborhood, has only made a little more than $22.2 million in domestic movie ticket sales so far, according to Box Office Mojo. That made Moonlight the lowest-grossing Best Picture nominee at this year’s Academy Awards—and among the lowest ever for a Best Picture winner—even after generating months of Oscars buzz.
  • Bombshell: O'Keefe Releases Undercover Footage Inside CNN

    02/24/2017 10:59:38 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 36 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-24-2017 | Tim Brown
    Earlier this week, Project Veritas' James O'Keefe appeared on Sean Hannity's radio show warned that he would release "hundreds of hours" of tape from inside the establishment media.  Well, O'Keefe has been true to his word and has released the first part of a multi-part series inside CNN. There are 119 hours of secretly recorded raw footage from inside CNN that was being released on Thursday.  Obviously, all of it was not completely uploaded, but will be able to be accessed here.  There are still 100 hours of footage yet to release, and O'Keefe is asking for help in investigating the...
  • Khizr Khan celebrates court ruling against Trump: ‘There will not be any ban’

    02/10/2017 2:58:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/9/17 | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    Less than two hours after an appeals court refused to restore President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations, Khizr Khan, perhaps the most famous Muslim American of last year’s campaign, celebrated the news among his admirers at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami.
  • GOP senator asks hearing witnesses what 'Ebola czar' has been doing (Ron Klain has no authority)

    11/13/2014 5:26:22 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 12, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain may have become an accidental folk hero to fans of crushing bureaucracy everywhere on Wednesday, when a U.S. senator asked high-ranking Obama administration officials to describe his work. The vague answers sounded like something plucked out of a Dilbert cartoon. 'Even though the President has named a so-called Ebola “czar” to coordinate our response,' Senate Appropriations Committee ranking Republican Richard Shelby complained, 'all reports indicate that he has no actual authority to direct government agencies here.' He asked two cabinet secretaries and two other experts what Klain has 'brought to the table' in...
  • Are you at risk from solar storms?

    10/17/2016 7:50:14 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 40 replies
    daileymail ^ | 10/17/17 | Stacy Liberatore
    First map showing areas in the US at risk of solar storms has been released Experts looked at two factors, one being data from geomagnetic storms The other was data from magnetic materials beneath the Earth's surface Map reveals Minnesota and Wisconsin are at the highest risk in the US But more than half the US hasn't been surveyed due to a lack of funds Solar storms threaten Earth about every 100 years and experts warn we are overdue Copywrite prevents full publication of this article

    06/06/2016 6:03:00 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 73 replies
    6/6/16 | George R.R. Martin Fierro
  • Laverne Cox Joins ‘Megyn Kelly Presents’ [Transgender Hype]

    05/17/2016 2:24:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Deadline ^ | 5/4/16
    Laverne Cox has been added to the list of celebrities Megyn Kelly will interview for her primetime special on Fox broadcast network Tuesday, May 17. ...The Emmy Award-nominated [man who thinks he is a woman] will appear as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in this fall’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show event on Fox.
  • George Zimmerman gun up for auction

    05/12/2016 3:42:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Fox 35 Orlando ^ | 5/12/16 | Valerie Boey
    George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2013, is selling his gun. The 9mm pistol that Zimmerman said was used to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 is up for sale in an online auctio
  • NBA referee Bill Kennedy comes out as gay

    12/14/2015 3:02:54 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies ^ | 12/14/15 | Yaron Weitzman
    Longtime NBA official Bill Kennedy revealed that he's gay in a statement to Yahoo! Sports. "I am proud to be an NBA referee and I am proud to be a gay man," Kennedy told Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.... ....."I wholeheartedly support Bill's decision to live his life proudly and openly," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement to Yahoo! Sports. "Throughout his 18-year career with the league, Bill has excelled as a referee because of his passion
  • Apple: We are on pace to beat last year's iPhone first-weekend record

    09/14/2015 12:22:23 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 82 replies
    CNBC ^ | CNB staff
    Apple on Monday said it's on pace to beat last year's iPhone first-weekend record, and the stock opened higher on the news. "Customer response to iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world," the company said in a statement. "We are on pace to beat last year's 10 million unit first-weekend record when the new iPhones go on sale Sept. 25." According to an iPhone Inventory blog which tracks the back-order status of the various iPhone models, the wait time for the big-screen iPhone 6S Plus in China...
  • Donald Trump: I wasn't talking about Carly Fiorina's face

    09/10/2015 8:11:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/10/15 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump said Thursday that when he suggested Carly Fiorina's face would make her unelectable, he wasn't talking about her looks. "I'm not talking about looks. I'm talking about persona," Trump told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day."
  • 18k Gold Apple Watch Edition In The Real World & Its Predecessors

    08/08/2015 3:47:11 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    A Blog to Watch ^ | AUGUST 8, 2015 | BY ARIEL ADAMS
    The Apple Watch Edition is Apple's 18k gold version of the Apple Watch, and I had an interesting opportunity to wear one for review, think a whole lot about it, and then take it to the heart of Swiss watchmaking country to see what the locals felt about it.I’ve written a lot about the Apple Watch because, frankly, I think there is a lot to say. This product is a mixture of luxury watch universe elements and wearable technology concepts. Together, this makes for a unique item that also happens to have a unique wearing experience. My goal is to...