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  • Security Increased At The Boston Globe Following Threats

    08/16/2018 6:33:38 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 26 replies
    WRKO ^ | 8-16-18 | WRKO-iHeart
    -- Security is tighter Thursday afternoon at The Boston Globe headquarters. Police are stationed around the building for the rest of the day. Building management at 53 State Street sent a memo to all tenants -- saying The Globe had received several threats. The Boston Globe spear-headed an effort by more than 300 newspapers today, publishing editorials against president trump's attacks on the press. President Donald Trump tweeted that The Globe is in collusion with other papers on the issue of free press.
  • A 16-year-old hacked Apple and stole 90GB of secure files

    08/16/2018 6:25:22 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 10 replies
    BGR Media ^ | August 16th, 2018 | Chris Smith
    it turns out that while most hackers might not be able to get into Apple’s servers, a sixteen-year-old Australian with a passion for Apple managed to do it, stealing some 90GB of secure files and accessing customer accounts in the process. The best part is that he stored it all in a folder called “hacky hack hack.”
  • Aretha's Best

    08/16/2018 8:30:02 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/16/18 | self
    May she rest in peace. For me, her performance at the Grammy's, stepping in for an ill Luciano Pavarotti at the last minute, was the best. Video at link Please feel free to add your own.
  • History Channel’s ‘Ancient Aliens’ Outperforms CNN In Primetime

    08/16/2018 6:17:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/14/18 | Katherine Rodriguez
    CNN tanked in the cable ratings between August 6 and August 12, losing out to Fox News, MSNBC, and even the History Channel show Ancient Aliens, according to the latest data from Nielsen Media Research. CNN’s competitors, Fox News and MSNBC, defeated CNN handily in the ratings war this week. Fox News took the number one slot for primetime viewership at 2.18 million viewers, and MSNBC came in second with 1.75 million viewers. CNN finished in a distant seventh place, attracting 992,000 average viewers and falling behind HGTV, USA, the History Channel, and TBS in the weekly ratings. The primetime...
  • Nancy Pelosi Wants to Be House Speaker Again to Provide ‘Check and Balance on the President

    08/16/2018 5:37:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    brietbart ^ | 08/15/2018 | Penny Starr
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told the Chicago Tribune editorial board on Tuesday that Democrats need to take back the Chamber in November’s midterm elections so she may be restored as speaker of the House to provide “a check and balance” on President Donald Trump. Although Pelosi did not credit Trump for any of the many accomplishments of his short tenure as president, including — in the board’s words — his role in the economy, which is now “roaring.” The article also noted her stance seems to ignore “joblessness at a record low for Hispanics and near a record...
  • Ed Henry presses Katrina Pierson over recorded Omarosa call

    08/15/2018 7:42:36 PM PDT · by lionstar · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 15, 2018 | Fox News
    Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman claims new audio shows Trump campaign staffers discussing racial slur.
  • Millennial Couple Bikes Through ISIS Territory to Prove ‘Humans Are Kind’ and Gets Killed

    08/15/2018 4:27:40 PM PDT · by GraceG · 209 replies
    Pluralist ^ | 15 Aug 2018 | Michael Sinkewicz
    "Evil is a make-believe concept we've invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans." A progressive young American couple was killed in an Islamic State-claimed terrorist attack last month while on a bike trip around the world. Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, who were both in their late 20s, quit their jobs in 2017 to embark on a trip around the world. Austin, a vegan, and Geoghegan, a vegetarian, decided that they're were wasting their lives working. "I’ve grown tired of spending the best hours of my day in front of a glowing rectangle, of coloring the best years...
  • The FBI Says There's Going to be a Huge Bank Heist in the Coming Days

    08/15/2018 6:09:00 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Aug 2018 | allie Detrick
    The FBI just warned banks that their customers’ accounts could be targeted by a worldwide ATM hacking scheme. The attack, known as an “ATM cash-out” or “unlimited operation,” is expected in the coming days, and will likely take place on a weekend or after banks have closed, according to information obtained by the FBI. Hackers will steal data by gaining access to bank systems or payment card processors. They’ll then alter bank data relating to fraud controls, maximum withdrawal limits, and even the amount of money in each account. Then, using the stolen information, they could withdraw large sums of...
  • Ron Reagan Jr: Trump Is an ‘Imbecilic Sociopath,’ Dragging the Presidency ‘Through the Gutter’

    08/15/2018 5:21:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    brietbart ^ | 08/14/2018 | Pam Key
    uesday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Ron Reagan, Jr., son of former President Ronald Reagan, said President Donald Trump is an “imbecilic sociopath.” Reagan said, “You asked a few minutes ago if there was any other president we could remember would say anything like this about a fellow American citizen, and the answer is no, not publicly. If the last two years taught us anything, it’s that Donald Trump does not appreciate or grasp the grandeur and the dignity of the office he holds. And you are quite right if they are good people they grow into to the extent that they...
  • Trump’s Trade War Is Rattling China’s Leaders

    08/14/2018 11:05:40 PM PDT · by cba123 · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/14/2018 | By Keith Bradsher and Steven Lee Myers
    BEIJING — China’s leaders have sought to project confidence in the face of President Trump’s tariffs and trade threats. But as it becomes clear that a protracted trade war with the United States may be unavoidable, there are growing signs of unease inside the Communist political establishment. In recent days, officials from the Commerce Ministry, the police and other agencies have summoned exporters to ask about plans to lay off workers or shift supply chains to other countries. (please see full article at link)
  • The Guardian openly supports turning video games into leftist propaganda

    Every major video game outlet is Left-wing. Anyone who visits any major gaming site knows this. They’re all in support of subverting video games using Anita Sarkeesian’s anti-fun model of game design. They’re all in support of the Leftist agenda whenever it rears its head in indie or AAA games. And now they’ve come to a point where they’re literally coming out and claiming that video games simply need to become Leftist propaganda. In an article written by Alfie Brown and published on The Guardian on August 13th, 2018, Brown makes no qualms about coming out and saying that game...
  • Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s media blitz

    08/14/2018 12:13:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2018 | Glenn Kessler
    “ICE is the only criminal investigative agency, the only enforcement agency in the United States, that has a bed quota. So ICE is required to fill 34,000 beds with detainees every single night and that number has only been increasing since 2009.” — in an interview with the Intercepted podcast, May 30 As our friends at PolitiFact documented, this is an urban legend. There is language in the 2016 appropriations bill that requires ICE to have 34,000 beds available — ICE “shall maintain a level of not less than 34,000 detention beds through September 30, 2016” — but it is...
  • A woman's lament: Please don't grow an effing beard

    08/14/2018 9:51:50 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 260 replies
    CNN ^ | August 13, 2018 | Holly Thomas
    It's tempting to think of the beard as a kind of "return to our ancestral roots" (ironic), but it's not quite as simple as that. Don't kid yourself, hairy paleo diet dude who just can't squeeze a shave between CrossFit sessions. Cavemen plucked their beards with clam shells, Little Mermaid-style, exhibiting a degree of care and attention that so many men today seem happy to dismiss. Men throughout the ages have oscillated between beard-having and not-having, from Alexander the Great's shaven soldiers, to the bushy-chinned Victorians. If the men in my life are anything to go by, there are several...
  • FBI: Muslim woman believed dead boy would be reincarnated to attack 'corrupt institutions'

    08/14/2018 5:54:24 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    USA Today | Aug. 13, 2018 | Trevor Hughes
    Content not allowed due to copy write issues. This is the mother of the dead toddler whose husband ran the camp in New Mexico that trained kids to be school shooters. ARTICLE
  • Donald Trump: There Is No Tape, N-Word Not in My Vocabulary

    08/14/2018 5:20:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    brietbart ^ | 08/13/2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump said Monday that his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman made up the story about a possible tape existing of him using the n-word during his show The Apprentice. Newman claimed in her new book that a tape of the president existed that featured him saying the n-word. But Trump said the former producer of the show called him to say there was no tape of him using the word. “Mark Burnett called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deran
  • Kansas county accepts nearly 1,500 new ballots, including from unaffiliated voters

    08/13/2018 5:24:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 48 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 8/13/18 | By Bryan Lowry and Hunter Woodall
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Johnson County will accept nearly 1,500 provisional ballots either in full or in part, including dozens cast by unaffiliated voters who were incorrectly told by poll workers to cast provisional ballots. The ballots could tip the balance in the GOP primary for governor. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Gov. Jeff Colyer were separated by a mere 110 votes as of early Monday. The Johnson County Board of Canvassers voted unanimously Monday to fully accept 1,176 ballots based on the recommendation of the county's election commissioner, Ronnie Metsker. This included 57 ballots from unaffiliated voters...
  • Omarosa shares tape of Trump’s reaction to her being fired

    08/13/2018 5:31:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    brietbart ^ | 08/13/2018 | Mark Moore
    Former “Apprentice” contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman revealed another taped White House conversation in which President Trump appeared to express surprise that she had been fired from his administration. “Omarosa? Omarosa what’s going on? I just saw on the news that you’re thinking about leaving? What happened?” Trump says on the tape played on NBC’s “Today” show Monday. “General Kelly – General Kelly came to me and said that you guys wanted me to leave,” Newman said on the tape, referring to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a retired Marine general. “No … I, I, Nobody even told me...
  • What I Learned in Secretarial School

    08/12/2018 6:39:30 PM PDT · by libstripper · 76 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 11, 2018 | Frank Bruni
    I hate to break it to parents who just sent their college-admission-minded progeny to the Tibetan Plateau to churn yak butter, but the smartest summer I ever spent was in secretarial school. This was back when I was 17, and it wasn’t grist for an essay about a transformative communion with people outside my clique. I wasn’t ripping the blinders from my eyes. I was typing — hour upon hour, day after day, with my shoulders back and my spine straight and my hands just so.
  • Official: Councilmen accused of child sex assault can't be forced from office

    08/12/2018 6:16:36 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    Trib Review ^ | 8/10/18 | Matthew Medsger
    (Note: Croyle also runs a paper and a radio station) Kittanning (PA) Council does not have the authority to remove a councilman from office despite charges he engaged in sexual contact with a disabled 14-year-old, Council President Kim Chiesa said Friday. On Thursday, Council Vice President David John Croyle, 60, was arrested and charged with felony counts of statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, aggravated indecent assault of a person with a mental disability, corruption of minors and related charges. Croyle is the editor and publisher of the Kittanning Paper and senior pastor at...
  • LIVE: NASA Launch of Parker Solar Probe (3:30AM ET)

    08/12/2018 12:15:42 AM PDT · by Textide · 28 replies
    NASA ^ | 10-12-2018 | NASA
    Live thread for the launch of the Parker Solar Probe at 3:30AM ET. NASA TV Parker Solar Probe: NASA web page