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  • Apple iCloud Data In China Now Stored By State-Owned Company

    07/18/2018 8:21:12 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Mashable ^ | 07/18/18 | Matt Binder
    A state-owned telecommunications company in China now stores the iCloud data for Apple’s China-based users. This is really bad news for dissidents and critics of the government. Fast forward to today: China Telecom, a government owned telco, is taking over the iCloud data from Guizhou-Cloud Big Data. This essentially means that a state-owned firm now has access to all the iCloud data China-based users store, such as photos, notes, emails, and text messages. Chinese state-run media is heralding the move as a win for consumers, but Chinese citizens have been extremely condemnatory of the decision. On Weibo, China’s Twitter clone,...
  • A little feel good piece my wife shared from her Facebook account.

    07/18/2018 9:54:33 AM PDT · by Bitman · 10 replies Just a vid so don't freak out.
  • If the media, Dems & RINOs are really looking for a presidential Russian Puppet...

    07/18/2018 6:06:44 AM PDT · by drpix · 8 replies
    various ^ | 7/18/18 | various
    ...they must be looking blindfolded. 1) Obama denied US weapons to the Ukraine in its war with Russia, while Trump changed that policy and approved $90 billion worth. 2) Obama drew a "red line" against the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian war. Syria/Russia used them anyway and Obama backed down. Under Trump's presidency, when Syria/Russia used them again, he immediately bombed the shit out of them. 3) Obama did nothing to stop Germany from enriching Russia with the Germany-Russia pipeline - while the US paid the bill to defend Germany from Russia. Trump confronted Germany very publically over...
  • 'Quadrillion' tons of diamonds discovered deep below Earth's surface

    07/18/2018 3:57:58 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 33 replies ^ | 7/17/18 | Jennifer Earl
    (snip) --- A team of scientists made an enormous discovery when they recently uncovered a "quadrillion" tons of diamonds buried more than 100 miles below Earth's surface, according to a new study. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard, the Carnegie Institution of Washington and several other universities used seismic devices to measure the speed of sound waves traveling through the Earth's crust. "Sound waves move at various speeds through the Earth, depending on the temperature, density, and composition of the rocks through which they travel," MIT explained in a news release. "Scientists have used this relationship between...
  • Glenn Beck is selling his Texas mansion for $5.9 million

    07/17/2018 4:03:08 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 64 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7-17-2018 | Fernando Ramirez
    Conservative pundit Glenn Beck is selling off more of the luxuries he acquired over the years. The former Fox News star recently listed his 9,100-square-foot, 6-bedroom Westlake mansion for $5.9 million, according to The estate's listing comes weeks after a Daily Beast report found Beck's multimedia company, TheBlaze, was experiencing another round of layoffs. In addition, the report found Beck had begun giving away and selling "trinkets" and "costumes" he collected during his work. A previous Daily Beast report also found that Beck was selling his private jet.
  • The Pentagon Wants to Bring Mind-Controlled Tech To Troops

    07/17/2018 8:39:04 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 17 replies ^ | JULY 17, 2018 | Jack Corrigan,
    The idea of humans controlling machines with their minds has spun off sci-fi blockbusters like “Pacific Rim” and entire subgenres of foreign film, but while today skyscraper-sized fighting robots exist only on the big screen, the Pentagon is building technology that could one day make them a reality. Today, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is selecting teams to develop a “neural interface” that would both allow troops to connect to military systems using their brainwaves and let those systems transmit back information directly to users’ brains. The Next-Generation Non-Surgical Neurotechnology, or N3, program aims to combine the speed and...
  • Accused Houston serial killer arrested following chase

    07/17/2018 8:16:26 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    KHOU11 ^ | July 17, 2018 | Michelle Homer & Staff
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Accused serial killer Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, was arrested following a chase in northwest Harris County Tuesday morning. The pursuit ended on Eldridge Parkway just north of Fallbrook Drive before 7 a.m. Rodriguez was in the same dark gray Nissan Sentra authorities had been searching for. Police say that Rodriguez could be linked with two mattress store murders, the murder of a Cypress woman, along with other unsolved crimes. Rodriguez hasn't been charged in the crimes, but Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted he's "considered a serial killer, armed and dangerous." Rodriguez was caught thanks to...
  • Do not lose faith President Trump

    07/17/2018 7:30:06 AM PDT · by Jakarta ex-pat · 24 replies
    17/07/17 | Phil.K
    Whatever happens, President Trump, fight the good fight.
  • Fashion Notes: Melania Trump is a Gucci Butterfly Beauty for Helsinki Summit

    07/17/2018 5:45:22 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 July 2018 | John Binder
    First Lady Melania Trump was a butterfly beauty for the historic summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Mrs. Trump continued her ladylike, delicate international style for the Helsinki summit, wearing an off-the-runway, butterfly buckle notch collar coat from Gucci’s Resort 2018 collection. The coat retails for $3,700. The mod pale yellow butterfly coat — which coordinated beautifully with Finland First Lady Jenni Haukio’s butterfly printed dress — was paired with Mrs. Trump’s favorite Manolo Blahnik suede stilettos in bright yellow. Mrs. Trump wore a similar shade of yellow on her international trip with the...
  • Amazon's Prime Day outages trip up shoppers

    07/17/2018 5:43:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | July 16, 2018 | Heather Kelly
    Amazon's self-created Prime Day holiday got off to a rocky start. The retailing giant's website experienced periodic outages on desktop and mobile on Monday afternoon, right after the Prime Day sale began at 3 p.m. ET. Many shoppers hoping to score deals were instead met with photos of cute dogs, the company's standard error page. That put Amazon in the doghouse with upset customers, many of whom have gone on social media to complain. The issues appeared to affect other Amazon products and services. According to, a website that tracks outages, Amazon's Alexa, Prime Video Services, and Amazon Web...
  • Q Anon: 07/17/18 "Trust The Plan"

    07/17/2018 2:22:12 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 853 replies ^ | 07/17/18 | FReepers, Vanity
    “Trust The Plan” YouTube President Trump This Video Will Get Donald Trump Elected (The Plan) - 6 min YouTube Joe Masepoes Q - The Plan To Save The World - 13 min - popular introduction YouTube Thoughts Not Bots Who is Q - 4 min - quick overview Twitter Paul Serran What is Q? - 31 point introduction Threadreader ImperatorRex A thread on how Team Trump is preparing the normies for what is coming : major Swamp Draining. - overview Article Sundance Imagine You are Not a Politician, Yet You are Running For The Presidency - overview PDF Anonymous...

    07/16/2018 2:43:59 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 34 replies ^ | JULY 16, 2018 | BY DONN MARTEN
    In a video that is now going viral for perfectly understandable reasons, a punk in a hoodie who tried to rob a restaurant ended up getting way more than he bargained for. The incident went down in Arizona when the thug menaced employees at an Arizona eatery with a box cutter and demanded money.
  • Donald Trump's GoldenHair

    07/16/2018 1:32:15 PM PDT · by Twotone · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 9, 2018 | Unknown
    As the meeting with Kim Jong-Un approaches, Huw Parkinson takes a look at the adventures of secret agent Donald Trump and discovers his troubles back on home soil continue to both shake AND stir.
  • Donald Trump Interview With Rona Barrett (1980)

    07/15/2018 8:03:14 PM PDT · by madison10 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Rona Barrett
    Interview of Donald J. Trump, age 34, by Rona Barrett.
  • Watching 13 Hours

    07/15/2018 7:19:46 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 48 replies
    Vanity | 7/15/18 | Originalbuckeye
    This is still as appalling as when it happened, nearly 6 years ago. And no one in our Government has been held accountable.
  • PACQUIAO VS. MATTYSSE (no copyright infringement)

    07/15/2018 5:46:01 PM PDT · by knarf · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | July 15, 2018 | knarf
    The first thread was pulled because the owner of the video claimed a copyright.THIS ONE (full fight) appears to be open for free use.
  • BlackFly: The Flying Car Anyone Can Drive

    07/15/2018 4:28:17 PM PDT · by Windflier · 30 replies
    BlackFly is a flying car that anyone can 'drive'. These vehicles perform amazingly. I'd fly one any day.
  • This Twitter Thread is About Jade Helm

    07/15/2018 3:37:54 PM PDT · by Excellence · 34 replies
    Twitter user Thomas Wictor ^ | July 15, 2018 | Thomas Wictor
    "Let me explain to you why I think Peter Strzok Jr is an Iranian agent, and Barack Obama was blackmailed by Iran." When you get to tweet #31, click on "more replies," because he screwed up the thread.
  • RAM RAID Moment driver, 19, tries to crush police officer with stolen car (tr)(UK)

    07/15/2018 2:34:10 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies ^ | 7/14/18 | Ellie Cambridge
    RAM RAID Moment driver, 19, tries to crush police officer with stolen car after high-speed chase on A22 shown in dashcam footageRamone Kidd was jailed yesterday for 23 months after cops skillfully boxed in his car, during which he attempted to evade themTHIS is the moment a teen driver wielding a stolen car tries to crush a police officer after a high-speed chase. The shocking attempt to pin the sergeant against barriers on the A22 in Surrey left him in hospital.Ramone Kidd was jailed yesterday for 23 months after cops skillfully boxed in his car. But during the operation, dashcam...
  • Nancy Sinatra Sr., Frank Sinatra’s First Wife, Dies at 101

    07/15/2018 8:56:40 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    Variety ^ | July 14, 2018 | Erin Nyren
    Nancy Sinatra Sr., the former wife of Frank Sinatra and mother of his three children, has died. She was 101. According to a tweet posted by Sinatra’s daughter Nancy, she died Friday. “My mother passed away peacefully tonight at the age of 101. She was a blessing and the light of my life. Godspeed, Momma. Thank you for everything,” Nancy wrote. The cause and location of death was not released. Sinatra, then Nancy Barbato, met Frank Sinatra in summer of 1934 in Long Branch, N.J. and they were married roughly five years later, on Feb. 4, 1939 at Our Lady of...