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  • Schiff: We're not going to revise Democratic memo

    02/13/2018 8:01:44 PM PST · by mojito · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/13/2018 | Brett Samuels
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday night that members of his party wont revise their countermemo, despite requests from the White House to do so. Were not going to make any revisions to it. The only question is what redactions will be made. And obviously wed like to keep those to a minimum, Schiff told reporters. The White House has a different interest. I think their interest is in redacting anything that doesnt reflect well on the White House, Schiff added.
  • Starman's view of Earth: Elon Musk releases stunning real-time video of Tesla Roadster [tr]

    02/07/2018 5:23:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 7, 2018 | Harry Pettit and Cheyenne Macdonald
    The most powerful rocket to leave Earth since the Apollo missions launched from Florida yesterday. The Falcon Heavy jumbo rocket, developed by flamboyant SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk, had a sole 'passenger' onboard - a mannequin named 'Starman' - who rode to space inside a Tesla roadster. Incredible real-time footage has emerged from inside the car showing stunning views of our planet sailing past its windscreen, as David Bowie's Life on Mars plays in the background.
  • He fell into near-fatal coma after showing off charity's new water filter

    12/18/2017 9:54:10 AM PST · by dennisw · 34 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 18 December 2017 | Dailymail Reporter
    Pop Idol star Darius Campbell reveals he fell into near-fatal coma after showing off charity's new water filter by drinking from dirty river Thames right next to sewage outlet Singer drank from Thames using filter bottle made by not-for-profit, Fresh2o Near-fatal blunder saw Campbell using a bottle whose filter had been removed He collapsed with bacterial meningitis and severe brain swelling and put in coma Popstars singer Darius Campbell nearly died after showing off a charity's new water filter by drinking straight from the river Thames. Campbell found himself at deaths door after promoting the bottle made by not-for-profit body...
  • After sharing a 'Kill Nazi' cake, Oakland baker's page is flooded with negative reviews

    08/27/2017 7:18:39 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 26, 2017 | Michelle Robertson
    An Oakland baker says her Facebook page was flooded with negative reviews after she shared a video of a birthday cake decorated with the phrase, "Kill Nazis."
  • Outed CIA agent trying to buy Twitter so she can cancel Trumps account [Plame]

    08/23/2017 6:08:57 PM PDT · by Fedora · 88 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch ^ | 08/23/2017 | Kat Shepherd
    Valerie Plame Wilson, the undercover CIA operations officer unmasked in July 2003, wants to buy a controlling share of Twitter. Her reason for doing so is to prevent President Trump from using the social media platform.Plame Wilson was an undercover operative specializing in weapons of mass destruction for the CIA before influential columnist Robert D. Novak exposed her and her husband, Joseph Wilson. Plame Wilson had previously been critical of then President George W. Bushs statements about Iraqs purchase of nuclear weapons-grade uranium and accused members of the Bush administration of conspiring to destroy her career by breaking a 1982...
  • Mayor Ben McAdams posed as a homeless person for 3 days and 2 nights.

    08/07/2017 9:00:50 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 58 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 8/6/2017 | Courtney Tanner
    The first piece of advice he got was Dont take off your shoes. The second, Dont go to the bathroom after dark. Though Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams heeded both, it didnt make him feel any less vulnerable. There was little that could as he settled in for a night at the downtown Road Home homeless shelter. When he climbed into bed the top of a three-person bunk with his sneakers still tightly laced to fend off would-be thieves, arguments echoed off the walls. One man had passed out on anothers cot, and McAdams heard the thud of...
  • Caitlyn Jenner Hat Was Comedy of Errors I Hate Trump

    08/06/2017 12:04:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 5, 2017
    Caitlyn Jenner did not wear a "Make America Great Again" hat Thursday as a show of support for Donald Trump ... it was a mistake tied to golf, a convertible, Starbucks and a purse. Caitlyn tells TMZ she drove from her Malibu home to Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA, in a 1960 Austin-Healey convertible. Before leaving home she realized she needed a hat ... something better than a golf visor to protect her hair. So she rummaged through the 10 hats in her closet and grabbed one without looking at the stitching. She says when she got to...
  • Its a woman! Finder of potential Amelia Earhart pics on his discovery

    07/07/2017 4:18:46 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/7/2017 | Staff
    The retired federal agent who discovered what he believes is the first photographic evidence of Amelia Earhart alive and well after crash-landing in the Pacific Ocean during her attempted round-the-world flight says he didnt initially capture the significance of the image until years later. The black-and-white photo is of a group of people standing on a dock on Jaluit Atoll in the Marshall Islands, including one who seems to be a slim woman with her back to the camera. A new documentary airing Sunday on the History channel claims the figure is the famed aviator who disappeared 80 years ago...
  • Waiter fired after asking customer for proof of residency

    03/19/2017 11:42:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2017 2:43 PM EDT
    A waiter was fired from a Southern California restaurant after asking customers to prove they had legal residency before serving them. The Los Angeles Times reports Sunday that 23-year-old Brenda Carrillo says she and a friend got the question at Saint Marc in Huntington Beach. Carrillo says the waiter later asked her sister and another friend to see their proof of residency.
  • John McAfee Reveals How The FBI Can Unlock An iPhone In 30 Minutes

    03/02/2016 11:57:21 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 48 replies
    IBTimes ^ | March 3, 2016 | BY DAVID GILBERT
    John McAfee, the anti-virus program pioneer and gadfly U.S. presidential candidate, claimed that unlocking the Apple iPhone of Syed Farook, one of the shooters who carried out a deadly attack in San Bernardino, California, late last year, is a trivial exercise and explained how it should take the FBI just 30 minutes to complete it. McAfee, who is among 12 candidates vying for the Libertarian Party nomination to run for president this year, spoke to Russia Today about the continuing debate over the FBIs attempt to force Apple Inc. to unlock the iPhone 5C used by the terrorist by creating...
  • Pastors Get Heated Over Trump Meeting: At Least ‘Prostitutes Get Money,’ You Got Nothing!

    11/30/2015 7:27:22 PM PST · by springwater13 · 33 replies
    wo African-American pastors––one of whom attended Donald Trump‘s meeting earlier today––clashed on CNN tonight over whether anything was actually accomplished from that meeting. And things got pretty personal. Pastor James Davis, who attended the meeting and is supporting Trump, said he didn’t feel pandered to. Reverend Jamal Bryant responded by telling Erin Burnett that Davis is a “pawn.” After going through all the reasons he can’t support Trump, Davis hit back and brought up how Bryant called him and all the pastors in the room “prostitutes.” Bryant said, “I want to apologize, because prostitutes get money. And the 100 that...
  • Quentin Tarantino: the new face of #BlackLivesMatter

    10/25/2015 11:37:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot ^ | October 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Normally if I heard about Quentin Tarantino being on the streets of New York City and there were discussions of cops and shootings and violence I would simply assume he was working on his next film. This week, however, he was out there under just such conditions but the cameras belonged to the local news media and the script was written by the Black Lives Matter movement. Tarantino himself wasn’t being shy in the least and readily adopted the rhetoric of the worst aspects of these protesters, railing on about “murdering cops” as he promoted yet another hashtag… #RiseUpOctober (Yahoo...
  • Bill O'Reilly Explains Why He Cast a Muslim Actor for the Role of Jesus in 'Killing Jesus'

    03/27/2015 7:59:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/27/2015 | BY VINCENT FUNARO
    Bill O'Reilly, host of the Fox News program "The O'Reilly Factor," spoke briefly at the premiere of the new National Geographic mini-series "Killing Jesus," which is based on his best-selling book, and talked about his controversial decision to cast a Muslim actor for role of Jesus in the film. During his speech, which took place before the series was shown to the audience in its entirety, O'Reilly explained his decision to cast young Muslim actor Haaz Sleiman for the role of Jesus. He admitted to being concerned about some of the backlash that might come, but said Sleiman "was the...
  • The Interview Release: More Than 300 Theaters Aboard As Deadline Passes

    12/24/2014 2:59:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 23, 2014 | Lisa de Moraes and Nellie Andreeva
    The Interview Release: More Than 300 Theaters Aboard As Deadline Passes by Lisa de Moraes and Nellie Andreeva December 23, 2014 6:14pm 2ND UPDATE. 6:22 PM: Sony Pictures president of Worldwide Distribution Rory Bruer tonight told Deadlines Mike Fleming Jr that more than 300 theaters lined up to screen The Interview. That total includes most major cities New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Cleveland, Phoenix and Dallas among them and more theaters than anyone expected considering the late notice and the fact Sony is finalizing plans to simultaneously release The Interview via a VOD/streaming strategy. 'The Interview' Release: Who's...
  • Peru to press charges over Greenpeace Nazca lines stunt

    12/11/2014 6:52:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 10, 2014 | Emily Gosden
    Peru has vowed to prosecute Greenpeace activists after they allegedly damaged the world-famous Nazca lines during an environmental publicity stunt. Activists from the group unfurled cloth letters spelling out a green energy slogan at the millennia-old site on Monday, adjacent to where the figure of a hummingbird is etched into the ground. Peru has said the activists damaged the ground by leaving footprints, which could last for thousands of years. Its a true slap in the face at everything Peruvians consider sacred, Luis Jaime Castillo, the deputy culture minister, said. In a statement, the Peruvian culture ministry said: "After the...
  • How a Greenpeace stunt in Peru drives home the global climate divide

    12/11/2014 6:40:06 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-10-2014 | Nick Miroff
    When the stunt-planners at Greenpeace sent teams of activists to trespass this week at Peru's Nazca archeological site, they must have thought their bumper-sticker messaging would look good on a Facebook page next to the 2,000-year-old geodesic drawings. After all, the group is known for stringing banners from bridges and skyscrapers to draw attention to its environmental campaigns, and with U.N. climate talks taking place in Lima this week, the activists clearly wanted to make an impact. And so they have. The impact of their footprints on the fragile desert site, in fact, will last "hundreds or thousands of years,"...
  • Celebrities Are Protesting Ferguson Grand Jury Decision With Blackout Black Friday

    11/27/2014 10:33:20 PM PST · by RightGeek · 84 replies
    Time ^ | 11/27/2014 | Megan Gibson
    A social media campaign calling for a boycott on spending this Black Friday has caught the attention of celebrities. In an effort to protest the Missouri grand jurys decision on Monday not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in August, US celebrities have taken to social media to use the hashtags #NotOneDime, #BlackoutFriday and #BlackoutBlackFriday to advocate for a retail boycott. They include actors Michael B. Jordan and Jesse Williams, Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler, actress Kat Graham, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and journalist Soledad OBrien . The hashtags are meant to encourage people...
  • Family Of U.S. Ebola Carrier Moves Into Donated Home (Escorted by a Democratic judge)

    10/04/2014 12:22:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    KTVT-TV ^ | October 3, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins personally escorted the family of Ebola carrier Thomas Duncan to a 4 bedroom spacious home in a gated community Friday. Its where they will live, miles away from their cramped apartment in Dallas while under quarantine. Im wearing the same shirt I was when I was in the car for 45 minutes today with that family, said Jenkins about the car ride. If there was any risk, I wouldnt expose myself or my family, he said during Fridays press conference where city and county leaders called the move necessary. Where they were living was...
  • Friend: Andy Kaufman Is Still Alive

    09/28/2014 10:09:08 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | Larry Getlen
    Friend: Andy Kaufman is still alive Could faking his own death be Andy Kaufman's biggest joke yet? In 1980, legendary comedian Andy Kaufman and his writing partner, Bob Zmuda, wrote a script for a film called “The Tony Clifton Story,” based on a character of Kaufman’s. On Page 124, there is a block of dialogue intended for Kaufman to speak as himself, informing viewers of Clifton’s demise. Among the lines: “On June 12, 1980 . . . Tony Clifton, at the age of 45, died of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Hollywood, California.” Four years later, at age 35, Kaufman himself would,...
  • Second apparent leak of hacked celebrity nude pictures: US media

    09/20/2014 6:19:14 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality star Kim Kardashian, circulated social media Saturday, in what appeared to be the second massive hacking-related leak in less than a month, US media reported. The pictures, which also included nude shots of actress Vanessa Hudgens and US soccer star Hope Solo, appeared briefly on 4chan and Reddit, before being removed, celebrity gossip site TMZ reported.