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

June 22, 2017

… different about this one is because this is on the other extremist level because it’s a clearly targeted attack against Muslims. And what we don’t want now is retribution. It’s a call for calm amongst a great people of the united Kingdom.” The gray zone A big part of ISIS’ global strategy involves the response to terror attacks like those Monday. A 2015 article in Dabiq, the terror group’s English-language magazine, explained why ISIS’ goal was …

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5 Trump theme songs as sung by his lawyer’s ’70s rock cover band

June 22, 2017

"Hello, united Nations, I am here to rock and roll all night and party every day"Image: Shutterstock/REX/Shutterstock When you work for the Trump administration, prepare to be haunted by your past. There was Sean Spicer’s Easter Bunny tenure, Kellyanne Conway’s all-too-brief stand-up career, and now there’s attorney Jay Sekulow’s ’70s rock cover band. SEE ALSO: GOP staffer compares Trumpcare to Star Wars and we can’t even Sekulow became the latest …

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Period subscription services can get around the tampon tax (sort of)

June 21, 2017

Lola, one of the subscription services that could come up with a way to make up for the tampon tax.Image: lola Despite surges of activism around the issue, the tampon tax is alive and well. The sales tax on sanitary productsa tax that isn’t applied to many kinds of condoms or any products that mostly men usewas upheld in Australia this week. In the united States, sales tax is still applied to feminine hygiene products in all but seven states. While Australia’s decision disappointed …

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Uber finally admits tipping isn’t an inconvenience, tests it in 3 cities

June 21, 2017

Finally eligible for tips.Image: uber Uber, the ride-hailing conglomerate that said it would never, ever add tipping, finally said it would let riders start tipping their drivers via the app in three cities on Tuesday. Uber is set to roll out tipping in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston, according to an email sent to drivers. Uber says it will introduce tipping throughout the united States by the end of July. The new in-app option is part of 180 Days of Change, an initiative to make …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… relatively insignificant in the united States. But the prospect of a mobile form of the new filter is even more threatening in that the blocker would be the default state, and Apple’s software can no doubt outperform a small-time developer app. Is this really, actually a doomsday scenario? The media industry has for years been wringing their hands about an apocalyptic reckoning in one way or another. If it wasn’t Apple’s ad blocking acceptance, it was Facebook’s Instant …

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

June 19, 2017

… year. Its so untrue and Im deeply embarrassed by it all. Ive only ever met him once, about a year ago, at a big charity party in New York. And I havent seen him since, of that Im sure. When I bring up the unfortunate episode to her, she shifts around uncomfortably on the sofa and lets out a deep sigh. Actually, the whole situation was very vague and just did not exist. So I was very surprised when he went to the press, Bruni says of the current President of the united States. JEWEL …

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Amazon Upends Grocers With Acquisition of Whole Foods

June 19, 2017

Amazon.com Inc.’s surprise decision to spend $13.7 billion on Whole Foods Market Inc. will likely be a boon for consumers, but it was no picnic for many of its rivals on Friday. Shares of supermarket operators from Kroger Co. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., to smaller peers Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. and distributor united Natural Foods Inc., tumbled after the announcement. The widespread losses — which spread to chains in Canada and Europe — are a further …

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Trump Killed A Key Obama Immigration Program. But What He Didn’t Do Matters More.

June 17, 2017

… for American Progress, was the most visible thing on the chopping block. A group of college and university presidents to maintain DACA. The American Medical Association for Dreamers, some of whom had enrolled in medical school after its creation. united We Dream, a youth-led immigrant-rights group, asked lawmakers to press Trumps eventual nominees to head DHS and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on plans for DACA. Senators also crafted a bipartisan bill to maintain protections if …

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Rosenstein must recuse himself from involvement in Mueller probe

June 17, 2017

… justification for Comey’s surprise termination. Join us on Twitter and Facebook The solicitor general, the lawyer who represents the united States in cases before the Supreme Court, had better stay close to the phone. (Trump has nominated Noel Francisco for that post; the acting solicitor general is Jeffrey Wall.) Like his famous predecessor, the Nixon administration’s Robert Bork, who played a key role in the “Saturday Night Massacre,” the solicitor general …

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Theresa May Fast Facts

June 12, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Theresa May, prime minister of the united Kingdom. Father: Hubert Brasier, Anglican vicar Mother: Zaidee (Barnes) Brasier Marriage: Philip May (1980-present) Education: St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, Geography, 1974-1977 Religion: Anglican Other Facts: Has Type 1 diabetes. Was the first female chairman of the Conservative Party. Was introduced to her husband in 1976 at an Oxford Conservative Association dance by Benazir …

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British pundit who got the UK election wrong eats his own Brexit book on live TV

June 12, 2017

Yum.Image: skynews Don’t make promises you can’t keep. Matthew Goodwin, a professor of political science in the united Kingdom, tweeted last month that he didn’t believe the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn would poll above 38 percent in the U.K. general election. If they did, he said, he would “happily eat [his] new Brexit book.” This man just ate (some of) his book live on Sky News after making an incorrect #GE2017 prediction @GoodwinMJ …

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U.S. internet speeds are improvingbut we’re still slow on mobile

June 8, 2017

… “State of the internet” report for the first quarter of 2017. Americans enjoyed an average of 10.7 megabits per second (Mbps). That’s not terrible, necessarily, but is far slower than countries like the united Kingdom (a blazing 26 Mbps) and Germany (24.1 Mbps). Of the 74 countries in the study, the U.S. came in 32nd, just behind Estonia but ahead of Luxembourg. On the upside, the U.S. came in first in North and South America. The chart below shows where the U.S. stacks up …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… March 2015that glyphosate is carcinogenicin October 2015 associate director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, to the president of the European Commission stating that he had re-examined some raw data of animal studies EFSA used to conclude that glyphosate did not cause cancer, and found eight instances of tumors that EFSA had not included in its assessment. Portier recently retired after 40 years of employment in the united States government and is now a part-time …

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

June 7, 2017

… diplomatic flare-up in the Middle East, Mattis and had both expressed hope the tension between Qatar and the united Arab Emirates would be resolved soon. , Trumps national security team was also blindsided by his belligerent NATO speech. Trumps volatility when it comes to international alliances and agreements has already had far-reaching implications. In the past weeks, the leaders of some of Americas most powerful traditional allies have signaled they perceive a fundamental change in the …

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Pence: NATO must ‘stand united’ in the wake of London attack

June 6, 2017

Washington (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence on Monday said now is the time for NATO to “stand united and stand strong” in the wake of the recent terror attack in London. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWPDigiPro Single Domain (Agency License) EZ Video Creator – Basic – Viddyoze Special Create your own amazing videos using our massive library and easy cloud-based editing program.Hydravid Video Marketing Software 2015 Edition Hydravid Video Marketing Software. …

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Run, Hide, Tell? London Attack Response Likely Saved Lives

June 5, 2017

… Bridge. Three men wielding large knives got out of the van and attacked people at bars and restaurants in the popular Borough Market. The men killed seven people and injured roughly 50 before they were shot dead by police. The Run, Hide, Tell strategy promoted by the united Kingdom's National Police Chiefs' Council says that in the event of an active attack, people should first run to a place of safety. If there is nowhere to go, hiding is the next best option, setting up barricades if …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… Saturday's attack, to express sympathy with their families and loved ones and to show the world that we stand united in the face of those who seek to harm us and our way of life." Participants also will be invited to place flowers by the flagpoles outside City Hall. The invitation issued by Khan's office says the vigil also is meant to show "We will never let these cowards win and we will never be cowed by terrorism." ___ 7:50 p.m. France's foreign minister has …

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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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You can now FINALLY get your hands on Spectacles in Europe

June 3, 2017

… of a little yellow bot, Spectacles are also now available for the very first time to all Europeans online at Spectacles.com. Spectacles launched in the U.S. in late 2016, but this is the very first time they’ve been made officially available in Europe. From 2 June, Spectacles are available to Snapchatters Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden and the united Kingdom. But they don’t come cheap. …

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Want a U.S. visa? Please list your social media handles from the last 5 years.

June 2, 2017

Image: Semansky/AP/REX/Shutterstock Those seeking a visa to enter the united States will now have to air out their dirty social media laundry, which could bring the approval process to an agonizingly slow pace. The Trump administration recently released a lengthy new questionnaire for visa applicants that goes above and beyond all previous such measures, according to a Reuters report. After a contentious public comment period, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the expansive …

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Manchester United most valuable club in Europe, says KPMG – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… to compete for the attention of global fans.” Top 10 European clubs by ‘enterprise value’ Manchester united -3.09bn euros Real Madrid – 2.97bn euros Barcelona – 2.76bn euros Bayern Munich – 2.44bn euros Manchester City – 1.97bn euros Arsenal – 1.95bn euros Chelsea – 1.59bn euros Liverpool – 1.33bn euros Juventus – 1.21bn euros Tottenham – 1.01bn euros Source: KPMG But Mr Sartori said clubs were unable to influence their …

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

May 31, 2017

… Yorker‘s most recent feature on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “shadow cabinet“), but it’s certainly something that could never happen in the united States … right? “Baby Boy,” possibly coming to a Jared Kushner dance party near you. WATCH: The original ‘Alien’ gets a trailer recut as a comedy More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products1A Kriketz Pro The First Live Reaction Broadcasting Software for Facebook -4 …

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

May 29, 2017

Image: christopher gordon/us navy/Getty Images Even though he was busy destroying postwar alliances and praising autocrats, it was nice to have President Trump away from the united States for a week, especially away from Twitter. Well, that time has ended. President Trump is back from Europe and back on his phone, with some of his most disturbing (yet properly spelled!) allegations yet. SEE ALSO: President Trump left TripAdvisor reviews for the Middle East and just, wow This time, Trump …

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The Unfortunate Consequences Of Correcting History

May 29, 2017

… force of racism and white supremacy in these united States. Alas, if the C.S.A. statues are indeed tributes to white supremacy, what does that make the Washington Monument? Theres a giant, blindingly white penis-shaped ode to a man who literally owned slaves smack dab in our nations capital. And why isnt anybody protesting the Lincoln Memorial? In an 1858 debate, he literally said he was a white supremacist, proudly declaring there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as …

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All the weird news that happened on the day ‘Star Wars’ opened 40 years ago

Lines for 'Star Wars' outside the Avco theater in Hollywood; a nuclear test in Nevada.Image: AP/Rex and denis cameron/rex/shutterstock Exactly 40 years ago Thursday morning, there was a nuclear explosion in the united States. No, I don’t mean that as a metaphor for the birth of ‘Star Wars,’ which premiered in 32 theaters that day and went on to transform popular culture. I’m not referring to the planet Alderaan, obliterated by the Death Star, that avatar of our …

May 26, 2017
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