Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

June 22, 2017

… interesting to me is that we see this across the ideological spectrum, everyone from Euro nationalists to black nationalists to religious extremists of all types.” Combating these narratives is a crucial step governments must take in order to prevent terror attacks from becoming force multipliers, inspiring dueling extremists to commit new acts of violence inspired by previous violence. It’s what’s known as “cumulative extremism,” a self-perpetuating downward spiral …

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Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview Had Lower Ratings Than A Game-Show Rerun

June 20, 2017

… Fox News, Kelly at times echoed the cable networks right-wing worldview. She came under fire for herobsessive focus on the fringe New black Panther Party in 2010, and again in 2013 after asserting that Jesus and Santa Claus were white. While she became known for straying from Fox News more partisan coverage and appears to be trying to reinvent herself on NBC for a broader audience, her new networks viewers may still perceive her as a Fox News personality. This article has been updated to …

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Carla Bruni on Music, Melanias Nudes, and Those Pesky Donald Trump Rumors

June 19, 2017

… anything. On this balmy summer day, in a cut-off Keith Richards tee and suffocating black leather pants, Bruni is proving Choupettes consort correct. She has ventured to the Lower East Side of Manhattan to discuss her upcoming album, French Touch, and does so with delight, gesticulating gaily in between puffs from a purple vape pen worthy of Prince. Unlike 2013s Little French Songs, with its not-so-thinly-veiled tribute to hubby Nicholas Sarkozy (Mon Raymond) and Hollande diss track (Le …

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Is Reality Winner A Leaker, A Whistleblower Or Something Else?

June 9, 2017

… whistleblowers have have several options for raising their concerns. They can bring evidence to their departments inspector general, members of Congress and federal prosecutors. Another route involves asking officials permission to publish the scandalous information and filing a lawsuit if the request gets denied. black strips placed by censors mask the identity of detainees in an undated combination of photos from Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison. Theres ample reason for potential …

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reMarkable E-Ink tablet has papers number

June 1, 2017

… way around the problem, addressing all the components backing the digital ink display that might be increasing latency. By 2015, theyd pushed latency down to 60 ms. That was enough for E-Ink, which formed a strategic partnership with reMarkable, telling them according to Wanberg, Just give us the specs, well build anything you want. The result is a sharp, monochrome screen (black text, writing and images on a nearly white background) that deposits digital ink as quickly as I could write or …

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The Unfortunate Consequences Of Correcting History

May 29, 2017

John Rigney Recently, the City of New Orleans took down several statues of Confederate leaders, which critics have long condemned as monuments to white supremacy. Such comes about two years after a mass shooting in South Carolina, in which a self-described racist – whose best friend, somehow, was black – murdered nine African-American worshippers. The immediate reaction in many state legislatures was to draw up laws and resolutions barring the Stars and Bars from state property. The …

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This 10-year-old created a t-shirt company to fight racism and colorism

10-year-old Kheris Rogers models her t-shirt line.Image: Courtesy of Flexin’ in my complexion Kheris Rogers is proud of her complexion and she wants other black girls to feel the same. At just 10 years old, Rogers is fighting racism and colorism with a new line of empowering t-shirts called Flexin’ In My Complexion. SEE ALSO: Book service helps black children find empowering stories they can relate to The unapologetic phrase is displayed on each t-shirt in the line, referencing …

May 28, 2017
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Our Generation Is Apparently Way Less Racist Than Older People, So There’s Hope

… presented by Kenny, as well as other research, and see what conclusions can be drawn. Today, people are far more welcoming to the notion of diverse neighborhoods. Back in 1960, nearlyhalf of all Americans said they would move if a black family moved in next door. By 1980, the World Values Survey showed just 8 percent of Americans felt the same way. Today, only 6 percent of Americans hold such an intolerant viewpoint. This trend is also reflected in other countries. The World Values Survey has …

May 25, 2017
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Side-By-Side Photos Prove No One Misses Barack Obama Like The Pope Does

… (@Louiseontwitr) May 24, 2017 The first women are wearing black out of respect for the Pope, but some people are making jokes about it. From left to right: sold her soul, soul is dead, buys all the souls, gave up trying to save souls pic.twitter.com/tD1Fui7cDJ KFC (@KFCBarstool) May 24, 2017 Of course, people justhad to post side-by-side comparisons of Pope Francis with Barack Obama versus Pope Francis with Trump. When Obama visits Pope Francis vs. when Trump visits Pope Francis …

May 25, 2017
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2 scoops of the same flavour at Ben & Jerry’s banned in Australia until there’s marriage equality

… effort follows a whole slew of companies that have backed marriage equality in Australia: Airbnb released an incomplete black ring for people to show their support earlier this year, while tech giants Facebook and Apple have voiced their side of the issue. Shouldn’t they be encouraging people to order two of the same in this pathetic attempt to monetise a cause in as trivial a way possible? https://t.co/sFnGtEccy7 Tom (@SydneyTom_) May 24, 2017 But really, piss off. My rights …

May 25, 2017
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LGBTQ Africans celebrate identity and community in this powerful photo series

… on the project’s website. Image: Mikael Owunna Owunna says he started Limit(less) to create a space where LGBTQ African immigrants could celebrate their proud and complicated selves. He says being African and LGBTQ was something he struggled to reconcile when realizing his own queer identity, feeling tension between his sexuality and Nigerian heritage. Image: Mikael Owunna “With every click of my camera, I work to envision what a free world can look like for black …

May 21, 2017
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