People from ‘shithole countries’ share their inspiring life accomplishments

January 14, 2018

Image: REX/Shutterstock/twitter In light of President Donald Trump’s disgusting and racist comments, people from around the world are sharing their life accomplishments on Twitter. A report from the Washington Post reveals that in a meeting with lawmakers on Thursday, Trump asked why the United States was accepting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries. The president reportedly asked the room: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come …

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Donald Trump scraps UK February visit

January 14, 2018

… unsupported on your device Media captionInside the new US embassy A former British ambassador to the United States, Christopher Meyer, told BBC Radio 4’s World at One he would be “surprised” if the US president visited the UK in his first term. Mr Meyer said: “It would be so difficult to manage from a security point of view [and] from a public point of view if he remained as unpopular among the British people at large as he is now.” Speaking last month, US …

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New York’s JFK Airport isn’t a fun place to be the weekend after a bomb cyclone

January 13, 2018

… New York this weekend. SEE ALSO: Even weather experts are in awe of the ‘bomb cyclone’ Troubles started last week, when the terrifyingly named “bomb cyclone” dumped snow and windy weather across the eastern United States on Wednesday and Thursday. The inclement weather was followed immediately by a lingering cold snap that’s slowed down cleanup and recovery efforts. Those two events alone caused heavy delays and cancelled or redirected flights that piled on top of …

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The internet is having a field day with Trump’s assertion that he’s a ‘stable genius’

January 13, 2018

… being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star to President of the United States (on my first try),” Trump tweeted. “I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!” ….to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and …

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is “Seriously Considering” Running For President In 2020

January 10, 2018

When Donald Trump became the President of the United States in January of this year, many people questioned his eligibility. As a controversial businessman, they questioned exactly what qualifications the 71-year-old had to command the Oval Office. People were so perplexed by his presidency that they began to recommend their favorite celebrities for the job. From Kanye West to Ben Affleck, there was a murmur that in 2020 the White House could see another famous face walking through the door. …

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Iceland Makes It Illegal For Companies To Pay Men More Than Women

January 10, 2018

… and women equally,” she said. Currently, Iceland’s Parliament consists of nearly 50 percent female members. The World Economic Forum (WEF) ranked the nation as the world’s most gender-equal country for the last nine years, acting as “a leader on female political empowerment and a strong performer on wage equality.” The United States comes in at No. 49.  The Icelandic government has said it is committed to closing the gender pay gap by 2022. …

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Jeff Sessions Unleashes Federal Prosecutors On Legal Marijuana

January 9, 2018

… Department of Justice to enforce the laws of the United States, and the previous issuance of guidance undermines the rule of law and the ability of our local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement partners to carry out this mission,” said Sessions. “Therefore, today’s memo on federal marijuana enforcement simply directs all U.S. attorneys to use previously established prosecutorial principles that provide them all the necessary tools to disrupt criminal organizations, …

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Climate Change Could Take the Air Out of Wind Farms

January 8, 2018

… winds and storm systems, is shrinking as the Arctic warms. A warmer Arctic means less of a temperature difference and therefore weaker winds across the central United States, the United Kingdom, the northern Middle East, and parts of Asia. It's just one of many weather-related effects that scientists forecast are likely to occur as concentrations of heat-trapping carbon dioxide continue to rise in the Earth's atmosphere—from stronger hurricanes to weaker polar vortexes. …

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Mike Pence’s vacation neighbors nudge him to ‘Make America Gay Again’ with a friendly rainbow banner

January 8, 2018

Has your next door neighbor been a bit of a Grinch or a Scrooge toward people in the LGBTQ community? Does he have a history of pushing anti-gay legislation, has he expressed wanting to repeal equal rights for LGBTQ people, or have people joked him about wanting to “hang” people in the community? Is he also the vice president of the United States, whose kitschy campaign slogan is easily appropriated to advocate for the values of those underrepresented across the United …

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When Your Activity Tracker Becomes a Personal Medical Device

January 6, 2018

… employers, health insurers, healthcare providers, and researchers. Fitbit has deals with insurers like UnitedHealthcare, which pays its clients up to $1,500 a year for hitting step-count goals. United has done years of research to calculate its return on these payouts, says Fitbit CEO James Park. “The business models are finally catching up to the data we have been collecting.” The next stage is to add in heart rate data, he says. Fitbit’s newest product, the Ionic smartwatch, …

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