P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

May 24, 2017

… just a year ago said he believed that Islam hates us, on Sunday called it one of the worlds great faiths. He echoed some of the more theologically diplomatic language of his predecessors, declaring, Terrorists do not worship God, they worship death. Absent from the remarks was his trademark phrase radical Islamic terrorism, which he said as recently as February. But he also called on the Muslim world to confront the crisis of Islamic extremism, the Islamists, and Islamic terror of all kinds, and …

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The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

May 23, 2017

… kids can. That’s just not a place we want to go.” It was another reminder that the Internet had changed in the age of the smartphone, that many devices no longer offered unfettered access to whatever the world cared to send across the Internet. But that bit of Jobsian self-righteousness also carried some untended consequences. Though Jobs didn’t mention it by name, about 10,000 people downloaded Mikandi onto their Android phones over the next 12 hours—ten times more than …

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David Fincher and Conan OBrien: Halo 4s Secret Weapons

May 22, 2017

… Night With Jimmy Fallon on Oct. 18, it will mark something of a renaissance for console gaming. As analysts presage the rise of mobile gaming and fall of bulky consoles, Microsoft is quietly planning a huge rollout for its most important launch of the year. It might just be gamings biggest coming-out party. …

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Trump Flees D.C. Witch Hunt for World Tour

May 22, 2017

PARISThe trip was planned long before the rapid-fire revelations of the last week that have Washington talking about impeachment and reminiscing endlessly about the good-old bad-old days of Watergate. But, as with so much in the Trump administration, the optic is terrible. just as President Donald Trump sets off to visit the Middle East and Europe on what was supposed to be a triumphant foreign tour, well, one cant help but note the parallels with Richard Nixons trip to the Middle East and …

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More die in bathtubs than in terrorism. It’s still worth spending billions to fight it

May 22, 2017

… and on blogs such as Lawfare has revived debate over whether we are spending too much time, effort, and resources on stopping terrorist attacks when very few Americans are killed by terrorists — by some estimates, approximately one-third the number who die each year in the bathtub. We strongly agree with those who consider that comparison a fallacy. Deaths from terrorism — even just attempted acts of terrorism — simply scare people in ways that other acts of violence do not. …

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Can you find the scared government official trying to hide?

May 21, 2017

… ambar del moral/mashable composite/getty images Senator Tom Cotton ghosted his constituents for weeks before he ultimately agreed to a town hall, where he was trashed. 5. Senator Rubio! Please! We just want to talk to you! Image: ambar del moral/mashable composite/getty images In February, Marco Rubio tried to evade his constituents by telling them he was in Europe. He was later found in Florida, where he explained to reporters that he just didn’t want to be heckled and screamed at. …

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This radical video by Shonda Rhimes and Dove is what unapologetic body positivity is all about

May 21, 2017

… The series spotlights real women redefining beauty and Meredith is no doubt doing just that through her brainchild Fat Girls Dance. SEE ALSO: Plus-size women are using exercise as activism, and it’s glorious The video racked up over 1.5 million views in less than two days, exposing countless people across social media to Meredith’s story of self-acceptance. A shortened version of the video also appeared as an ad during the season finales of Rhime’s shows Scandal and …

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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

May 21, 2017

… publicly but did anonymously tell The New York Times is that Trump couldn’t have divulged the ways and means of the U.S. intelligence-gathering processes because the president never bothered to learn them. just keep him happy with ice cream Image: andrew Gombert/EPA/REX/Shutterstock When desert is some pie with a side of ice cream, everyone gets a single scoop. Unless you’re the president, in which case you get twice as many scoops. Remember, if the worst capitulation you agree …

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Could you last a whole gig without using your phone? – BBC News

May 21, 2017

But many concertgoers find the practice irrating, and now some performers are starting to object too. “No mobile phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour,” read a message posted on ticketing websites when the comedian’s new UK dates went on sale this month. Image copyright Yondr Image caption Audience members keep the locked pouches with them throughout the evening Rock’s use of Yondr at his upcoming UK …

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Pippa Middleton’s wedding is shaping up as Britain’s wedding of the year

May 20, 2017

London (CNN)It’s not quite a royal wedding, but on the scale of hotly anticipated nuptials, it’s pretty close. She is Philippa Charlotte “Pippa” Middleton, the younger sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. He is James Matthews, a millionaire hedge fund manager. “It’s been a crazy couple of years since my sister’s wedding but it’s had its upsides and downsides and I just feel really fortunate to be …

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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

May 20, 2017

(CNN)What does it mean to be pro-life? In today’s GOP, one thing: restricting access to safe abortion. Even if this doesn’t actually decrease the number of abortions, but just makes them more dangerous. Even if it means women and their children remain poor and vulnerable. Even if it means cutting off other necessary health care and aid. Even if it means women are injured. Even if it means women and babies die. It’s the “pro-life” performance that matters …

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Source: DHS secretary hints at possibly expanding laptop ban to US

May 20, 2017

(CNN)A congressional aide who was in the room when Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly briefed lawmakers tells CNN the ban on electronics on certain US-bound flights from the Middle East and North Africa could expand not just to Europe, as is being discussed, but also to flights departing from the US to overseas. Kelly did not indicate any new threats or intelligence to warrant the expansion, but “gently planted a seed in the minds of everyone in the room that we should start …

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Mario Kart just removed an ‘offensive’ gesture in its latest update

May 20, 2017

Image: screenshot/mariokart/nintendo Bet you didn’t notice this little gesture the last time you played Mario Kart and now you never will. A new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update has just been released, in which developers did away with what could have seen as an offensive gesture. SEE ALSO: A ‘Mario Kart’ Drinking Game? Shell Yeah! The character Inkling Girl was first seen in the game with her hand resting flat on her bicep while raising a fist something that could have been …

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Trump Asked Comey When Feds Would Say He Wasn’t Under Investigation

May 19, 2017

Two people briefed on the call told the newspaper it took place just weeks after Trumps inauguration.Comey declined to answer the question. In February, senior White House officials confirmed that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asked FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to publicly dispute reports of communications between Trump campaign officials and Russia. Benjamin Wittes, a friend of Comey and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, was quoted by the Times in Thursdays article saying …

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Hot Barber Styles Clients’ Hair With A Giant Flame

May 19, 2017

… Hanafy says in the video, according to a translation from CGTN Africa. However, Rajputs technique appears to be slightly different than Hanafys. According to a video shared by HuffPost India, Rajput appears to use a simple lighter. Watch Rajput light his clients hair below. This hot trend is similar to the technique of stylist Ramadan Odwan, whose salon has become popular in the city of Rafah on the southern Gaza Strip. Hanafy may have just started torching his clients into a stylish …

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Twitter update shares what advertisers are interested in you

May 18, 2017

Image: bloomberg via getty images Twitter just released an update that lets you know who is selling to you and why and gives you the power to stop it. The update, not unlike Facebook’s own, much-more-detailed audience insights, lists your interests and what advertising partners think your interests are, Twitter wrote in a blog post Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Twitter’s search just got a very important update “Today, were announcing a suite of industry-leading tools to give you …

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Lyft taps Delta as a new rewards program for riders

May 18, 2017

… dollar spent on rides and can earn an unlimited number of miles. They will earn three miles for every dollar when they go to or from any airport. New Lyft users can get a $20 credit through this program. Lyft earned the designation of “exclusive rideshare partner” for Delta, meaning it’s just another reason to choose Lyft over Uber (aside from the whole Uber having a toxic workplace environment, subverting the U.S. government, and allegedly stealing Google’s self-driving …

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Fox Stands By DNC Murder Conspiracy Theory Even After Main Source Changes Story

May 18, 2017

… no evidence of such a connection himself. It was always clear that Wheeler was repeating information that he had heard from another source, instead of relaying the results of his own probe. But his revised version doesnt necessarily mesh with the timeline of the stories publication. The Fox 5 story went live Monday evening; the first Fox News version posted on Tuesday, just after 6 a.m. Eastern Time, and relied on the Fox 5 piece as a source. It was only later that the Fox News piece was …

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Hands on with the world’s first 4K TV with built-in Alexa voice controls

May 18, 2017

… With the most recent Fire TV update, Amazon gave the UI a reboot to put content front and center. Westinghouse and Elements Fire TV Editions take the new UI and build on top of it, creating a smart TV interface that just makes sense. Features like the ability to rename inputs to PlayStation, or Xbox, or Blu-ray instead of trying to remember what HDMI 1, or HDMI 2, or HDMI 3 are will leave you in awe. Sure, most smart TVs let you rename the inputs, but Ive never seen anyone do it. The only reason …

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Apple will host big-name musicians and high-profile workshops to kick off new program

May 17, 2017

Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images Apple is doubling down on its quest to turn its stores into more than just a stop on a shopping trip. The Cupertino giant unveiled a host of new programs on Tuesday meant to make its retail locations feel more like community gathering places of sorts. One of these moves is a new “Today” section on Apple’s website that will serve as a central hub for daily happenings in the company’s nearly 500 stores worldwide. SEE ALSO: Apple launches …

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Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

May 17, 2017

Image: Ambar del moral / mashable Is it OK to be a virgin? Is it OK to experiment with other guys? Is it OK to be the little spoon in bed? These are just some of the questions that men ask themselves and Google when no one is looking, according to a new ad from Axe that aims to help “break the cycle of toxic masculinity.” SEE ALSO: 6 ways to survive bullying and feel good about yourself Don’t spit out your coffee just yet. Yes, this is the same Axe that once relished …

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Protesters injured outside Turkish embassy in DC after Trump-Erdogan meeting

May 17, 2017

Washington (CNN)Nine people were injured during a protest outside of the residence of the Turkish ambassador in Washington, DC on Tuesday, according to the official Twitter account of Washington, DC fire and EMS department. About two dozen demonstrators showed up outside of the embassy just hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with President Donald Trump at the White House. “We are protesting (Erdogan’s) policies in Turkey, in Syria and in Iraq,” said Flint …

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Trump Reportedly Revealed Classified Info During Meeting With Russian Officials

May 16, 2017

… acting just like Russia. Hes also called on the justice Department to investigate criminal leaks and accused former President Barack Obama, without any evidence, of leaking information. Mondays report is the latest in a series of revelations detailing Trumps unpredictable style while interacting with foreign counterparts. Those unscripted responses, in some cases even when dealing with longtime U.S. allies, have raised questions in foreign capitals about how reliable an ally the U.S. might …

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Another Trump crisis craters GOP agenda

May 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s governing agenda, which only 10 days ago showed signs of gaining steam, appears to have derailed after he allegedly shared classified information and dismissed FBI director James Comey, both of which threaten to alienate Republicans while bogging down the White House once again. Hours after The Washington Post reported Trump shared information about terror plots with Russian officials in the Oval Office, alarmed lawmakers on Capitol Hill were …

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