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

June 22, 2017

… “early stages of a race war.” But the idea of reciprocal attacks isn’t new. What’s new is what Levin calls the “franchising of these loner-types who get radicalized across different ideologies but through similar ways,” like social media and a more fractured news media. “There’s very much a fear of change and a fear and a distrust of established nations and institutions. And coupled on top of that is an anger that is culled from these folks who are …


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

June 21, 2017

… part? Both Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling won’t be in parliament to answer questions or respond to points being made. The siblings’ strategy so far has been to post revelations and accusations on social media from overseas. It looks like they are still holding some cards close to their chest to be revealed later in order to keep the pot boiling. Housing fight Lee Kuan Yew’s 38 Oxley Road home is a pre-war bungalow the country’s founding father had lived in since …


Time Warner will create 10 original shows for Snapchat

June 20, 2017

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Ahead Of NBC Profile, Alex Jones Talks About Bullets In Wolf Blitzer’s Head

June 16, 2017

Right-wing conspiracy fanatic Alex Jones isnt toning down his rhetoric ahead of his controversial interview Sunday onMegyn Kellys show on NBC. He talked Thursday about someone putting bullets in CNN journalist Wolf Blitzers head, and warned that others better have some helicopter jump jets to escape violence in Civil war 2. On his Infowars program Thursday, Jones criticized Blitzer for his purported stance on James Hodgkinson, the shooter who opened fire Wednesday at a congressional GOP …


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

June 9, 2017

… violating the World war I-era Espionage Act forremoving classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet. The document in question was an National Security Agency memo about attempted Russian hacking into voter registration systems last year that The Intercept covered in an article Monday.She faces 10 years in prison if convicted. At this point, Winners motive is unknown.Regardless, she appears to have acted hastily, according to experts. Would-be government …


Frank Lloyd Wright: What his 5 best buildings tell us about his life and work

June 8, 2017

… Dreamed up in the mid-1940s, Wright’s designs for the Guggenheim — his only museum — were very much against the grain of the rectilinear modern European architecture that dominated New York and cities worldwide from the end of the Second World war. A spiraling organic structure, rather like a Nautilus shell, the completed Guggenheim was a highly personal architectural statement rather than some rational analysis of function expressed in a grid of 90-degree angles. Read: …


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

June 5, 2017

… them," he added. ___ 11:45 a.m. Pope Francis has offered prayers for the victims of the London attacks during a traditional Sunday blessing following Mass that marked the Pentecost holiday. Francis invoked prayers that the Holy Spirit "grants peace to the whole world and heal the wounds of war and of terrorism, which also last night, in London, struck innocent victims." The pope asked for prayers for the victims and their family members caught up in the attack in London Bridge …


Wonder Woman Debut Delivers Box-Office Punch for Warner

June 5, 2017

… of World war I. Chris Pine is featured as an American pilot who crashes off the sheltered island where Diana lives and tells her of the raging global conflict, which she then feels compelled to join. “Wonder Woman” cost $149 million to make, not including marketing costs, while estimates for weekend sales ranged from $89 million at Box Office Mojo to $111 million at The film ranks among the most critically acclaimed comic-book movies, with 93 percent positive …


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

June 3, 2017

… David Dimbleby accusing him of dodging the question. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn was asked what he would do in the event of nuclear war “If we did use it, millions are going to die. You have to think this thing through,” Mr Corbyn said. “I would decide on the circumstances at the time,” he said. The Conservative Party press office tweeted: “Corbyn’s answer on this Trident question is about as long as the 4 …


The Unfortunate Consequences Of Correcting History

May 29, 2017

… have to know it accomplished virtually nothing. The same racial problems that existed last week are going to keep happening next week, too. Outside of giving you a strictly symbolic victory over the ghosts of a nation-state that dissolved 150 years earlier on the taxpayers dime, theres not a whole lot to celebrate. As the old platitude goes, the winners write the history books. And since the C.S.A. lost the Civil war, the entire Southeastern U.S. has ever since been scapegoated as the driving …


REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

Trumps advisers are planning to establish a war room to combat mounting questions about communication between Russia and his presidential campaign before and after Novembers presidential election, while bringing new aides into the White House, administration officials and persons close to Trump told Reuters. Upon Trumps return, the administration will add experienced political professionals, including Trumps former campaign manager, and possibly more lawyers to handle the Russia probe, which …

May 27, 2017

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

… knowledge of the Crewline bomb, the news of May 25, 1977 was profoundly depressing which was a big part of the reason audiences were drawn to fun, escapist adventures in the stars. Former president Richard Nixon had been on TV trying to justify his role in Watergate for 4 nights straight. “When the president does it,” he had just told interviewer David Frost, “that means it is not illegal.” America groaned. The Vietnam war was over, but its effects were everywhere. On May …

May 26, 2017

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

In todays world, where everyone carries a computer in their pocket and media coverage is 24/7, were inundated with news of tragedy and despair. This makes it pretty easy to feel as if humanity is trending downward. But if you take a step back and look at the bigger picture, its actually a pretty good time to be alive. war occurs less frequently and is less deadly, weve made great strides in combatting disease, and extreme poverty has also declined exponentially over the past few decades. On top …

May 25, 2017

P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

… exhorted them to DRIVE THEM OUT of your places of worship. DRIVE THEM OUT of your communities. DRIVE THEM OUT of your holy land, and DRIVE THEM OUT OF THIS EARTH, capitalized as per the White House transcript of the speech. The hodgepodge nature of the remarks shows Trump is still trying to feed his base, but also understands hes got major fence-mending to do with the Arab allies Trump needs to prosecute the war on terrorism. It appears that Trump, or possibly his son-in-law Jared Kushner, has …

May 24, 2017

Trump Flees D.C. Witch Hunt for World Tour

… disengagement coincided with this humanitarian and political catastrophe in the region. And there is definitely some truth to that. But his interlocutors all have their own ideas about what that engagement should mean. For the Saudis, clearly, the goal is to enlist the United States as a firm partner in the campaign they hope to mount to isolate, pressure, andif the rhetoric of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is to believedperhaps wage war inside Iran. We know we are a major target for …

May 22, 2017

Trump Reportedly Revealed Classified Info During Meeting With Russian Officials

… good idea to let a Russian gov photographer & all their equipment into the Oval Office? tweeted Colin Kahl, deputy national security adviser to former Vice President Joe Biden. While the president has the power to declassify virtually any information, some considered the allegation that Trump revealed highly classified information ironic, given the presidents own war on leaks. Hes accused individuals who have revealed damaging information about him to the press of being un-American and of …

May 16, 2017