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

June 22, 2017

… after Manchester and London, police said earlier this month. The 2015 report from the Centre for Fascist, Anti-fascist and Post-fascist Studies claimed that its analysis found an increase in the reporting of anti-Muslim hate crimes in the seven days following an attack. The report’s authors said they believe the relationship was causal. “People are using terrorist means to now put fear into the Muslim community,” community leader Abjol Miah told CNN Monday morning. …

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Will a parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM’s problems go away?

June 21, 2017

… country’s leader, has limited his ability to launch full-frontal attacks on his brother and sister. The parliamentary meeting on July 3 will be an opportunity for Lee to clear his name, but in doing so he will have no choice to throw light on a number of issues that have unsettled many Singaporeans, including: Was there a conspiracy to get Lee Kuan Yew to reinstate the clause to demolish the house? Why was a ministerial committee appointed to look into options for the property with …

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

June 20, 2017

… in less desirable ad inventory. Sputnik Photo Agency / Reuters Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly premiered just this month. The first installment of the show, an interview with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on June 4,drew 6.1 million viewers, though even that lagged behind the 60 Minutes airing that night. Kelly drew widespread condemnation for failing to press the Russian strongman. Kellys second interview, with sportscaster Erin Andrews, drew in 3.6 million viewers. Throughout her career at …

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Injuries Reported After Vehicle Hits Pedestrians In London

June 19, 2017

… chairman of Finsbury Park mosque, Mohammed Kozbar, described the incident as a cowardly attack and said there were many injuries. Ritvik Carvalho / Reuters Prime Minster Theresa May has been informed of the incident, Reuters reported. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was totally shocked. My thoughts are with those and the community affected by this awful event, he said in a statement. In March, four people were killed and dozens were injured after a man drove his car into a crowd …

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… would be done, he added. Asked about his council’s poor response, leader Nicholas Paget-Brown said staff were “working closely” with the government, charities, volunteer and resident groups and the emergency services to help re-house and assist those affected. “People rightly have questions about the causes of the fire and why it spread so quickly and these will be answered,” he said. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told ITV’s Peston on Sunday that the council …

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Travis Kalanick, your Uber drivers don’t know you and they don’t really care

June 16, 2017

… Manhattan office had no idea that Uber CEO and founder Travis Kalanick was taking time away from the company to focus on becoming a better leader and deal with the death of his mother. Like most of my other drivers, Firas (none of the drivers provided their last names) is under 30, has been driving an Uber for less than two years (most I spoke to had just a year under their belt) and is not exactly connected to the day-to-day machinations of the company that pays him. Another driver, Temba, a …

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Uber just lost its head of business

June 14, 2017

… will be replaced by David Richter, Uber’s VP of Strategic Initiatives, according to an internal email obtained by the Times. “David is an extremely talented leader and I have high confidence in his ability to drive the company forward,” Michael wrote in the email. But with the shakeup, the leadership at the top is extremely bare. …

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Theresa May Fast Facts

June 12, 2017

… providers and communications companies to collect more data about users’ online activities. Opponents call it the “Snoopers’ Charter.” July 11, 2016 – Is named leader of the Conservative Party. July 13, 2016 – Replaces David Cameron as British prime minister when he resigns after the UK votes to leave the European Union. July 20-21, 2016 – Takes her first international trip as Britain’s prime minister, to Berlin to meet with German Chancellor …

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Banking with your personal assistant will be the future, whether you like it or not

June 11, 2017

… where users are only asked to add a PIN number. “Iris scanners and fingerprint recognition technology are generally beyond many existing methods, such as passwords, which are used by the majority of banks out there,” Yeo said. Antony Eldridge, a financial services and fintech leader at PwC Singapore, said that iris and fingerprint scanners are more secure as they are “much more difficult to fake.” “These appear more acceptable to both [the] public and …

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 10, 2017

… discernible strategy. “With the Democrats in worse shape than ever and Labour winning the most it had since 1997 amidst party mutiny and a full media assault on its leader, who is the practical one here?” he said. “Politics is a horrible, compromising business, but I would advise American liberals not to forfeit the hardest fights while pointing to their quite substandard record.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCopy eClass Ultima (WpTwinSpecial) The …

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With A Flick Of His Mood, Trump Throws Allies Off Balance

June 7, 2017

… instead repeatedly slammed Khan for urging Londoners to remain calm. Trump also used the terrorist attack to argue for the need of his court-halted executive order to temporarily bar citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the U.S. Trumps rhetoric forced British Prime Minister Theresa May, who has faced repeated criticism for being too tolerant of the U.S. leader, to come to Khans defense. Other British politicians also publicly supported the London mayor, who has argued …

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Trump Twitter bot puts the president’s tweets in their proper context

June 5, 2017

… took office, he’s continued sending the same kinds of colorful messages via Twitter he sent while operating as a private citizen. But in recent months, the running logic from some Trump supporters has been that we shouldn’t take those messages from the president that seriously since “it’s just Twitter.” But this Twitter bot destroys that pretense and reminds us that the man who has his “finger on the button” as leader of the United States, is using the …

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Does Russia care about the UK election? – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… very junior, junior partner of Washington.” In other words, in the eyes of the Kremlin, Britain is irrelevant. Ouch, that hurts. But that is only part of the story. Crucially, a UK vote has already given Russia the result it wanted – last year, when Britain voted to leave the EU. Image caption Is the British leader a man, this man wondered Everyone I spoke to knew a great deal about Britain. “It’s the home of football”, Ilya told me. “Big Ben the …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… it’s not exactly a hobby, she’s also known for her love of shopping for shoes. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has an interest in the design and history of manhole covers – a hobby which he himself has described as “zany”. Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Tim Farron gets a Buzz out of the Apollo space programme Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron is fascinated by space, saying: “I love the Apollo programme… the immense risks …

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Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… came to asking difficult questions. The tone was set from the get-go, when Mrs May was asked whether the public should trust anything she says given her “track record of broken promises and backtracking”. The tough questions kept coming. The Conservative leader got: “Secretly, do you really regret calling this election, now the polls have moved against you?” And: “do you really think you actually have any real leverage with Brussels?” Mr Corbyn didn’t …

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reMarkable E-Ink tablet has papers number

June 1, 2017

… digital paper, Wanberg explained, has a latency of 100 milliseconds. For the eye to perceive motion, or the illusion of a line being draw on real paper, it needs 50 milliseconds or less. Getting to that speed seemed impossible, even to those who make a business out of cutting-edge digital paper technology. When reMarkable told digital paper leader E-Ink in 2013 what it wanted to do, the company said it couldnt be done. Wanberg didnt necessarily disagree with the experts, but instead looked for a …

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Election 2017 debate: Parties clash on Brexit – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrexit clash in Welsh election debate Mr Millar, the Tory education spokesman and AM, said the 8 June vote was a clear choice between Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Attacking the other party leaders, he said: “We can ill afford to have them taking our seat at the negotiating table. We need a prime minister who is up to the job and ready to deliver for the people of Wales.” BBC Wales TV …

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Hot music video will make you want to dance and ignore rampant corruption in the Russian government

May 31, 2017

… get it all, even power.So, kid, stay out of politics, and give your brain a shower. The rest of the song describes a student protester who holds signs with “weak hands,” missing classes and getting bad grades because he’s a “puppet” of opposition forces who falsely promise him “great riches.” She told a news station that she wrote the song because she thought young people were being deceived by Alexei Navalny. He’s the popular opposition leader …

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Election blind dates: Nigel Farage and Rachel Johnson – BBC News

May 30, 2017

Nigel Farage Who are you? I’m Nigel Farage, aged 53. Former leader of UKIP, campaigned for Brexit. What are your political views? I’ve always thought that the UK should be – must be – an independent self-governing nation that makes its own laws, controls its own borders and chooses its own friends in the world. I don’t just want the UK to leave the EU, I want Europe to leave the EU. How would you describe yourself? I’m a hard-working person, I’ve …

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Trump is back from Europe and ready to scare us all on Twitter again

May 29, 2017

… alleged that credible news sources who were discussing things like Russia and possible corruption, weren’t just making up their stories, they were imagining their own sources. The entire news media was lying only our dear leader could be trusted to tell the truth. It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media. Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017 Whenever you see the words ‘sources say’ …

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The Unfortunate Consequences Of Correcting History

May 29, 2017

… city of Memphis went as far as to literally exhume the 150-year-old corpse of a Ku Klux Klan leader from a local park. Meanwhile, not knowing what else to do, TV Land decided to scrub The Dukes of Hazzard from its lineup, because the Confederate battle flag was just too dadgum prominent a setpiece. While it is certainly understandable why people would want to do away with C.S.A. iconography, its nonetheless a fruitless undertaking – if not one devoid of reason. Since its impossible to kill …

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Trump’s 1st foreign trip: 5 takeaways

Taormina, Italy (CNN)President Donald Trump on Saturday concluded a nine-day swing through the Middle East and Europe that marked his first foreign travel as president — a significant milestone for a head of state also considered the leader of the free world. Trump …

May 28, 2017
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Donald Trump had a Make America Great time during the NATO summit

… another foreign leader in his latest big boy diplomacy move No awkward small talk here. Image: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Side eye is a sign of affection in Europe. Image: STEPHANIE LECOCQ/AFP/Getty Images Here Trump shows off his pearly whites with a smile. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock This is fine. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Admiring one’s own shoes is essential for establishing diplomatic relationships. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Here Trump is very pleased that he …

May 26, 2017
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Side-By-Side Photos Prove No One Misses Barack Obama Like The Pope Does

… two leaders was cordial. The Washington Posts reportsthat the atmosphere warmed up after Francis began the meeting with an initial stone-face (hence the photos), and the two leaders exchanged gifts. The meeting of the two minds is worth noting because oftheir noticeably different styles. The Pope has been one of Trumps high-profile critics since the presidential campaign. When asked last February what he thinks about proposal of a border wall, Pope Francis suggested any leader who raised such an …

May 25, 2017
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Trump Flees D.C. Witch Hunt for World Tour

… support for Brexit, or his sympathy with European politicians like French presidential loser Marine Le Pen who want to blow the European Union apart. Trumps one-on-one working lunch with the new French president, Emmanuel Macron, on Thursday should be interesting. It will pit the aging reality TV star against a man more than 20 years younger who is emerging as the leader of a rational, centrist movement in France and Europe. Then its off to the G-7 meeting in Taormina, Sicily, where Trump also …

May 22, 2017
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Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

… difficult it is to break the voting habits of a lifetime in this part of the world when she stood for election in North West Durham in 1992. (By a strange coincidence, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron was also standing for Parliament for the first time that year in the same constituency.) They still remember Mrs May at Consett Working Men’s Club – because, claims the barman, they wouldn’t let her through the door. It had nothing to do with her politics, he adds, it’s just that …

May 21, 2017
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