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Twitter co-founder Ev Williams says Fox News is "much, much more powerful and much more destructive than Twitter"

President Donald Trump uses Twitter to bully, mislead, and incite. Many believe that Twitter is wrong not to ban Trump because Trump constantly violates the site's terms of use. But Ev Williams, who co-founded Twitter, today said in an interview he believes Fox News is “much, much more powerful and much more destructive than Twitter.” Trump is a "master" of Twitter, Ev Williams told a CNN reporter today. "What Trump has done with Twitter is pretty genius, frankly," Williams said in an intervie...
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Trump got millions in 2018 from small Florida bank whose CEO got a Federal Reserve post months later

President Donald Trump, who would have us believe that he is the richest and most moneyed rich guy of all rich guys, borrowed millions of dollars from a small bank in Florida in 2018. Funny thing happened just months later. The bank’s CEO was appointed to a position at the Federal Reserve. Isn't that odd. And why was Trump taking out loans for millions of dollars in 2018? From Mother Jones: Trump’s various businesses’ revenues were mixed, with declines at properties he rarely visits—as wel...
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Here's Trump's weird graphic about Mueller on the lectern in the Rose Garden

“No Collusion No Obstruction.” Got it. Graphic design is their passion. This totally accurate infographic looks so powerful and compelling, it could only have been Photoshopped by a Trump intern in WordPerfect 1.0. Here’s the POTUS lectern in the Rose Garden from the speech in which Trump denied Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi's claims that he is “engaged in a cover-up.” Honestly it's really hard to argue with these compelling true facts. Today in the Rose Garden, Donald Trump also said that t...
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ICE is detaining thousands of immigrants in solitary confinement in U.S.

Newly obtained documents show that under the administration of Donald Trump, thousands of ICE detainees who are mostly from Central America are “sometimes forced into extended periods of solitary confinement for reasons that have nothing to do with rule violations.” In other words, not as punishment or corrective measure, but just for cruelty. Just to dehumanize and torture. Reports out today on the documents from an NBC News team including @HRappleye @lehrennbc @spencerwoodman @Vanessa_Swale...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Mexico, Immigration, Nbc News, US news, United States, Ice, Migrants, Torture, Nicaragua, Donald Trump, Central America, Trump, Lester Holt


Global sea levels could rise 6 feet by year 2100, twice as high as previous estimates

A new study on polar ice sheet melt warns that global sea levels could rise by almost six feet by the year 2100, an estimate twice as high as previously predicted. The newly modeled sea level rise would devastate parts of major cities around the globe, and displace hundreds of millions of people. The study was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [PNAS] journal [Link]. Here's an excerpt: Future sea level rise (SLR) poses serious threats to the viability of c...
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Ben Carson confused 'REO' (HUD real estate term) with 'Oreo' (the cookie)

Ben Carson, who is not known for being the sharpest knife in the drawer, made a real doozy of a gaffe today on Capitol Hill. The Trump administration's Housing and Urban Development Secretary was testifying at a House Financial Services Committee oversight hearing in Washington on Tuesday, and confused 'REO,' meaning HUD real estate owned, with 'OREO,' the delicious sandwich cookie that has two chocolate wafers and creamy vanilla filling. Carson was going back and forth pompously with fresh...
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Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson subpoenaed by House Democrats

The House Judiciary Committee today asked for testimony from Hope Hicks (at left, in the image shown here) and Annie Donaldson (at right) by next month. The subpoenas are part of an ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections. Multiple news organizations on Tuesday afternoon reported that members of the House Judiciary Committee have issued subpoenas to Trump aide Hope Hicks and to Annie Donaldson, Don McGahn's former chief of staff, whose notes tur...
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Border Patrol agent calls migrants "mindless murdering savages" before hitting one with his truck

In Tucson, Arizona, a Border Patrol agent called immigrants “mindless murdering savages” before ramming into one of these people with his truck. Said the agent later in his own defense, this sort of racist hate is simply "part of the agency's culture.” Doesn't excuse what he is alleged to have done back in 2017, and I don't doubt him. From the Washington Post, which cites original reporting by the Arizona Republic in Tucson: “PLEASE let us take the gloves off trump!” he texted another agent ...
Tags: Post, News, Immigration, Racism, Migrants, Border Patrol, Eugenics, Picks, The Border


Guatemalan boy, 16, dies in US Border Patrol custody — 5th child dead at border under Trump

In the Texas Rio Grande Valley today, a 16-year-old boy from Guatemala died in US Border Patrol custody, according to a statement from Customs and Border Protection. He is the fifth Guatemalan minor the agency has acknowledged to have died after being apprehended at the southwestern border since December, writes Buzzfeed News reporter Julia Arciga: ‏ Officials said they found the boy “un-responsive” during a welfare check Monday morning after he was apprehended in Texas on May 13. The boy ...
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Facebook bans election-attack firm linked to Israeli military and 'dozens' more disinformation accounts

Facebook announced today that is has banned an Israeli firm that ran a foreign psyops campaign to disrupt election results in various countries. Facebook claims to have canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation, they said Thursday. Some of the newly banned accounts are said to be linked to the Archimedes Group, a Tel Aviv-based consulting firm that claims to be able to “change reality.” The Archimedes website shows that its CEO is the former director of the European Fri...
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Nordstrom removes $790 Gucci "Indy Turban" that looks a lot like sacred Sikh headwear

Gucci’s new $800 ‘Indy Full Turban’ was not a good idea. “As a Sikh, I see this as a huge sign of disrespect and disregard toward Sikhism,” an observer tweeted about images of a thin white guy model strutting down the catwalk with the Gucci “Indy Turban” on. The turban is styled to look like to the headwear that followers of the Sikh faith wear. “The Sikh Turban is not a hot new accessory for white models but an article of faith for practising Sikhs,” Harjinder Singh Kukreja tweeted. ‏ “Your...
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Nordstrom removes $790 Gucci 'Indy Turban' that looks identical to Sikh headwear

Gucci’s new $800 ‘Indy Full Turban’ was not a good idea. “As a Sikh, I see this as a huge sign of disrespect and disregard toward Sikhism,” an observer tweeted about images of a thin white guy model strutting down the catwalk with the Gucci “Indy Turban” on. The turban is styled to look like to the headwear that followers of the Sikh faith wear. “The Sikh Turban is not a hot new accessory for white models but an article of faith for practising Sikhs,” Harjinder Singh Kukreja tweeted. ‏ “Your...
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Adam Savage, 'Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It' [BOOKS]

'Mythbusters' TV star Adam Savage's first book is out. 'Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It' is a wonderful read, in which Adam shares his own personal guidelines for creativity, from inspiration to execution. In 'Every Tool's a Hammer,' the sci-tech TV host and longtime Boing Boing pal encourages each of us to explore, build, make, invent, and fully enjoy the thrill of being alive and capable of creating. It's a wonderful book, and couldn't come out at a more perfect time. We'...
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Fluffy cat is really enjoying this ripe strawberry

Strawberry Short-fluff! “Oreo likes to talk with his mouth full,” says IMGURian OreoCat. Unmute it and turn up the volume. Strawberry shortfluff [via]
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Native American tribes need better internet access. This one weird spectrum might do the trick.

Marginalized Native American communities throughout the United States could have better access to high-speed internet if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decides to allow tribes to use the Educational Broadband Services (EBS) spectrum for services like telemedicine, transmitting medical records electronically, or an online high school. The FCC says it has granted 2,190 EBS spectrum licenses, each of which cover a roughly 35-mile radius, and those licenses have been granted to 1,300...
Tags: Post, Business, Technology, News, Fcc, Tech, US news, Broadband, Policy, United States, Sprint, Federal Communications Commission, Native Americans, Associated Press, Felicia Fonseca, Federal Communications Commission FCC


Phone companies get to block robocalls if this proposed FCC rule happens

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed a new rule to allow carriers to block robocalls. “The American people are fed up with illegal robocalls,” he said. He's right. And no, it's not your imagination — robocalls really are getting so much worse, with more than 48 billion robocalls placed in the US in 2018. The FCC Do-Not-Call list does nothing to help. From Makena Kelly at The Verge: On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission announced a new measure that wou...
Tags: Post, Technology, News, Fcc, US, Telecommunications, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, Robocalls, U S Federal Communications Commission, T Mobile, AT T Verizon, Ajit Pai, Picks, Makena Kelly


Just like Amazon, Walmart now offers free next-day delivery

Mega-retailer Walmart on Tuesday announced next-day delivery on more than 200,000 items for orders over $35. The program kicks off first in Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Southern California, then expands to reach 75% of the US population by the end of 2019. Just last month, Amazon announced free, one-day delivery as a new perk for all Prime members. Here's an excerpt from the Walgreens announcement: We started with same-day pickup in our stores in 2011 and began offering two-day free shipping two ...
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After sexual assault reports, TripAdvisor adds 'safety' filters for hotel bookings

Online travel and restaurant booking site TripAdvisor will introduce new safety filters after people who used the site raised concerns over sexual assaults. TripAdvisor says it found 1,100 reviews that referenced sexual assault in just the last year alone. The new search filter will show reviews that mention sexual assault or misconduct by employees of a business. “This is a significant and promising change,” says Guardian reporter Rossalyn Warren. Here's TripAdvisor's announcement. TripAdvis...
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Amazon told to stop selling kids' school supplies that contain over 80 times the legal limit of lead

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says Amazon has committed to nationwide corporate reforms after the investigation led by his office found dozens of children’s school supplies sold on Amazon had illegal levels of toxic metals lead and cadmium. The office of the Washington state AG says children’s school supplies and jewelry found to exceed the legal limits of these toxic metals include pencil pouches, backpacks, lunchboxes, book covers, plus bracelets and necklaces designed for kids. ...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Post, Business, News, Safety, Children, Washington, Ferguson, Jeff Bezos, Lead, Department of Ecology, Bob Ferguson, AG, Washington State Department of Ecology, Attorney General 's Office


Trump sends Pompeo to Russia to meet with Vladimir Putin and Sergei Lavrov, May 12-14

The administration of Donald Trump is sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, on May 12-14, says the U.S. State Department. What could they possibly be planning to discuss? Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, and winning the 2020 election, my top guesses. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will be present, too. The meeting represents the highest-level formal talks between the powers in 10 months, the State Department says. Meanwhile, Rudy G...
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D.C. Court of Appeals disbars Paul Manafort

This is a weird way to learn that Paul Manafort was a lawyer, but here we are. The D.C. Court of Appeals has disbarred President Trump’s former campaign chairman, because Manafort was convicted of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. From the Washington Post's Keith L. Alexander and Rachel Weiner: Manafort, who was admitted to the D.C. bar in 1979, pleaded guilty last year in U.S. District Court in Washington to the charges. He was also convicted at a trial in Alexandria federal court of ei...
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Justice, Law, Washington Post, Washington, US news, Ukraine, Donald Trump, Alexandria, Trump, U S District Court, Picks, D C Court of Appeals, Felons


John Bolton has always been at war with Iran, soon America will be too

John Bolton gathered a 7am meeting at CIA headquarters last week with top intelligence, diplomatic and military advisers in the Trump administration to talk about Iran, reports NBC News. And if there's one consistent element in John Bolton's crazy-ass mustachioed career, it's wanting America to go to war with Iran. NEW from @NBCNews Bolton convened an irregular 7am principals meeting at CIA HQ about Iran, on 29 April. Apparently unconnected to recent military deployments.More echoes of I...
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House Judiciary Committee: Attorney General Barr in Contempt of Congress

The House Judiciary Committee today voted on its contempt resolution on Attorney General Bill Barr. In a 24-16 vote split along party lines, the House Judiciary committee voted to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt of congress for failing to turn over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's unredacted report, hours after Trump asserted executive privilege. The matter now goes before the full House of Representatives. NEW: The House Judiciary Committee has voted 24-16 to find AG Bill Barr in cont...
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Justice Department asks White House to invoke executive privilege over Mueller report

Multiple reporters tweeted late Tuesday night the Department of Justice is asking the Trump White House to invoke executive privilege over the entire report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, along with all underlying evidence. It's a new defensive move as the House Judiciary Committee prepares a contempt vote against Attorney General Bill Barr. DOJ says in the letter, “In the face of the Committee's threatened contempt vote the Attorney General will be compelled to request that the President ...
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Riot Games employees walk out to protest forced arbitration for sexual harassment lawsuits

'League of Legends' developers and others at Riot Games walked out of work en masse on Monday, protesting the company's use of forced arbitration to settle sexual harassment lawsuits. Kotaku was among the first news outlets to report about problems in workplace culture at Riot. At the center of the controversy was COO Scott Gelb, who Kotaku reported “ball tapped, farted on, or humped employees.” Riot Games suspended Gelb for two months without pay, but to date he’s still an employee. A number ...
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Oglala Lakota Sioux to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem: You are not welcome at Pine Ridge Reservation

South Dakota governor Kristi Noem (R) is governor non grata at Pine Ridge after her support of new "riot boosting" laws that target indigenous people opposed to oil infrastructure on their land. From The Lakota Law Project: “The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted unanimously this week to inform South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem that she is not welcome at the Pine Ridge Reservation in the wake of her support for new "riot boosting" laws that unfairly target tribes and their allies who oppose ne...
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Big U.S. news media Twitter accounts amplify Trump's lies uncritically 19 times a day: Study

All the big American media outlets “failed to rebut President Donald Trump's misinformation 65% of the time in their tweets about his false or misleading comments,” according to a Media Matters study. The study found that major U.S. media outlets amplified Trump's lies and disinformation over 400 times during the three-week study period, or 19 times per day, without identifying in the same moment that the information is just total bullshit and shouldn't be taken as truth. That's not good. ...
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Facebook totally blew its own 'we banned the bad guys' PR stunt

For the past four years, many people have been begging Twitter and Facebook to please for the love of God ban the big hate accounts. Finally Facebook does something. And what Fail it is. Earlier today, the internet and cable news networks suddenly boomed with the news that Facebook finally banned a bunch of violent jerks from Facebook and Instagram, including shrieking hatemonger Alex Jones and his den of incitement and boner pill grift, Infowars. Oh, and Facebook even threw Nation of Islam ...
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Emails show Trump's 'zero tolerance' agents had 'no way to link' separated migrant children to parents

The presidential administration of Donald J. Trump claimed there was a plan to reunite migrant kids with their families. “In reality, they had an empty spreadsheet,” says says Nick Ramsey. "What you are requesting," said a top ICE official, "is not something that we are going to be able to complete in a rapid fashion." NBC estimates that at least 55 children who were separated last year under Trump's 'zero tolerance' campaign are still in Health and Human Services (HHS) custody at shelters a...
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Two 'Rubik’s Race' players compete at mind-boggling speed

Rubik's cube for two as a race. That's Rubik's Race. I've never seen anyone play as fast as these two players. It's hard to believe the human mind can work that fast at puzzle solving. Unmute for delicious fast-paced clickety-clack sounds. Rubik’s Race [via]
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