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US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing set for "Examining Federal Sentencing for Crack and Powder Cocaine"

On the morning of Tuesday, June 22, 2021, the US Senate Judiciary Committee has a hearing set for 10am titled "Examining Federal Sentencing for Crack and Powder Cocaine." The hearing should be available to watch at this link, where this list of witnesses are set out: Ms. Regina LaBelle, Acting Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy The Honorable Asa Hutchinson, Governor, State of Arkansas Mr. Matthew Charles, Justice Reform Fellow, FAMM The Honorable Russell Coleman, Member, Frost Bro...
Tags: Post, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, Gop, Arkansas, Ohio, DEA, Biden, George W Bush, Booker, Hutchinson, Senate Judiciary Committee, Rob Portman, Drug Enforcement Administration


Jen Psaki destroys a reporter's stupid questions with the best snappy one-liners so far

Whoever said there are no bad questions never watched a White House press briefing. But with Press Secretary Jen Psaki there are always good answers. And today she outdid herself, answering not one but two asinine questions with snappy one-liners that couldn't be any more concise. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, White House, Jen Psaki, Press Secretaries, Jen Psaki moments, Psaki Bombs


BAJÍO Sunglasses - The #mybajio Contest

I'll be flying over to Beaver Island later this week and in my essentials gear stash are a couple pairs of Bajío Sunglasses.  A few days around the barrier islands in the middle of Lake Michigan looking for carp and smallmouth on the flats should be good testing grounds for the lenses in these sunglasses.   After ten years of spending a week on Beaver Island each summer, I guess you could call it my "Bajío".   Bajío Sunglasses wants to see your special places this summer with their #mybajio ...
Tags: Post, Instagram, Sport, Nato, Fishing, Lake Michigan, Cameron Mortenson, Beaver Island, Bajío, Bajío Bajío Sunglasses, Contest Bajío Sunglasses, Follow Bajío Sunglasses on Instagram Winners, Bales Beach


Get 4 months of Kindle Unlimited free

I've been a happy paying subscriber to Kindle Unlimited for years. To me, it's like a library that you pay $10 a month to access. You can borrow up to 10 books at a time and keep them checked out for as long as you'd like. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Books, News, Kindle, Reading


Naked man breaks into house, swims in pool while owner is home, caught on camera

A 34-year-old naked man broke into a Bel Air, California house on Thursday, swam in the pool, put on some shorts he found, and killed a couple of pet parakeets, all while the oblivious homeowner was upstairs. It was his wife who noticed on her phone that an uninvited stranger was in their backyard. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Intruders, Bel Air California


Prime Day picks for artists and makers and people who fool around with tools

There's not a lot going on at Amazon Prime Day unless you're after last-gen gadgets or dog DNA kits, but I found some a few good money-saving picks for artists, photographers and other folks who like making stuff. Huion graphic tablets and displays (such as the Kamvas Pro 24" and its smaller sibling) are going for a song. — Read the rest
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Art, Gadgets, Post, Tools, News, Stationery


A family cremated their dead cat. Then he showed up at their front door, alive

A family in England asked on Facebook if anyone had seen Frankie, their 16-year-old cat who had gone missing. But a few days later the Fitzsimmons' found their cat dead on the side of a highway. The devastated family cremated the cat, and their heartbroken 7-year-old boy, Remy, even slept near the cat's ashes. — Read the rest
Tags: Facebook, Post, England, News, Cats, Delightful Creatures, Frankie, Remy, FitzSimmons, mistaken IDs


Watch: Every time Captain Picard tugs his shirt, his communicator badge pops off

On Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Picard developed the habit of tugging his uniform shirt down to straighten it out. Fans, cast, and crew refer to it at the Picard Maneuver and it's been the focus of more than one supercut over the years (eg. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Star Trek, Picard, Make It So


New York Times outs Tucker Carlson as regular anonymous source for media he "hates"

Right-wing Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson poses as an independent who stands up to the mainstream media, and is happy to turn journalists into objects of derision and contempt for his audience. But today the New York Times' Ben Smith outed Carlson as a regular anonymous source for the very media he claims to hate. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Politics, News, New York Times, Fox News, Ben Smith, Fakes, Tucker Carlson, Carlson


This dead werewolf seen on viral video from Nigeria probably wasn't real

The video below that appears to be a dead werewolf reportedly shot in Nigeria is allegedly a hoax. The dubbed-over viral video seems to be a clip from a Portugese short film called Lobisomem Morto a Tiros (translated: "Werewolf shot to death.") — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Nigeria, Werewolves, Lycanthropy, Lycanthropes


Watch: AZ Senator Kyrsten Sinema under attack with two new ads by progressive group

Democrat group Just Democracy is spending nearly $1.5 million on two ads against Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for defending the filibuster and voting against the interests of Arizona democrats. In one, titled "Thumbs Down," a narrator says, "Arizona, Kyrsten Sinema is failing us." —
Tags: Post, News, Arizona, Az, Kyrsten Sinema, Thumbs Down, Just Democracy, Arizona Kyrsten Sinema


"The Washington Post's @laurameckler spent three weeks preparing a hitpiece against me."

"In this thread, I will expose five flat-out lies, from the fabrication of a timeline to multiple smears that are easily disproven by documentary evidence." So begins a Twitter thread by Christopher Rufo. Here's the WaPo piece he's attacking: "Republicans, spurred by an unlikely figure, see political promise in targeting critical race theory." From that article: Critical race theory holds that racism is systemic in the United States, not just a collection of individual prejudices — an idea that ...
Tags: Post, Law, Washington Post, United States, WaPo, CRT, Ann Althouse, Rufo, Critical Race Theory, Christopher Rufo, George Floyd


Check out this demo of Plate Echo — "the greatest studio effect of all time"

Plate Echo is a 130-lb sound effects box that produces incredible echo/reverb sound effects. In this video, watch Fran Blanche, founder of the Frantone effects pedal company, demonstrate and partially tear down an old one that she owns. She says: I stand before a monolith. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Sound Effects


To keep numbers low, Trump wanted to dump early pandemic patients at Guantanamo Bay

In an excerpt from a new book, the Washington Post shares this simple reminder of how depraved our prior US President was. The orange menace wanted to pack citizens who had contracted COVID-19 abroad into our famed inhumane off-shore military prison. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Guantanamo Bay, Washington Post, US, Trump, COVID, That guy sucked


Watch: Blondie on stage at CBGB's in 1975

This is the earliest Blondie video I've seen. It features Debbie Harry and a rough-and-ready backup group. Not sure who that guitar player is, but he looks like he could have been The Heartbreakers. Before she was in Blondie, Harry was in a hippy band called The Wind in the Willows. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Cbgb, Blondie, Debbie Harry, Blondie Harry


Fantastic physical model of famous optical illusion melted my mind

I've experienced the Ames Window optical illusion many times, including in physical forms, but the video clip below from an early 1970s episode of Australia's long-running Curiosity Show is my all-time favorite. The combination of the illusion, the pulsing analog synth sounds, and the contrast between the green background and Deane Hutton's orange sweater vest absolutely melted my brain. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Australia, Optical Illusions, Illusions, Deane Hutton, Ames Window


Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster denied legal recognition in Australia

In the mid-oughts, Boing Boing evangelized the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), a fine example of a religion pretending to be a joke (or a joke pretending to be a religion). FSM believers, known as Pastafarians, have been mostly quiet in recent years, but they've been quite busy in the shadows. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Australia, Religion, FSM, Pastafarians, Flying Spaghetti Monster


Atari "dragon" hoards retro loot and every buyer risks being eaten alive

Best Electronics offers a unique and startlingly extensive range of genuine Atari parts, the result of proprietor Bradley Koda's canny purchases of warehouses full of then-worthless gear during the company's decline and demise. But for the enthusiastic buyer, Vice reports, he is a "temperamental dragon" guarding a hoard, happy to have it all and in no rush whatsoever to part with it: Don't Piss Off Bradley, the Parts Seller Keeping Atari Machines Alive. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Computers, Vintage computers, Vintage, Parts, Don, Bradley Koda


Can Artificial Intelligence Solve America's Crisis? Zillow Seems To Think So

From Wired: As the US housing market began to overheat, in February Zillow began making initial cash offers to buy homes based on its price estimate. Now Zillow has updated its algorithm behind those estimates in a way the company says will make them more accurate—and allow Zillow to offer to buy more homes. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Housing, US, America, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Housing Crisis, Zillow, Neural Networks, NIMBY, Nimbyism, Build Housing


Can Artificial Intelligence solve America's housing crisis? Zillow seems to think so

From Wired: As the US housing market began to overheat, in February Zillow began making initial cash offers to buy homes based on its price estimate. Now Zillow has updated its algorithm behind those estimates in a way the company says will make them more accurate—and allow Zillow to offer to buy more homes. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Housing, US, America, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Housing Crisis, Zillow, Neural Networks, NIMBY, Nimbyism, Build Housing


How to stop people printing out web pages (or at least make it a giant pain to)

Terence Eden reminds us that CSS—the basic, nothin'-fancy code used to style websites—has simple commands that prevents printing of websites using the normal print controls. You'd need to do something tiresome like edit the CSS with developer tools or screengrab pages to get the job done. — Read the rest
Tags: Annoyances, Post, News, Css, Code, Tricks, Opsec, Terence Eden


Queer Games Bundle : 200 games, apps and zines to support indie creators

The Queer Games Bundle on itch.io has already raised $83,372, which goes directly to support the people creating the games therein. There are 200 DRM-free titles in the set, ranging from zines and visual novels to art games, RPGs and shooters. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Games, News, Bundles, Queer, Itch.io


Britain's most disgusting hot tub cleaned

"This is probably the worst hot tub I've had to work on," says Miles the hot tub cleaner. "There's literally slugs, spiders, the water's black, the smell's just disgusting." While on the subject of unpleasant hot tubs, long-time internet users may recall the greatest Craiglist post of all time.
Tags: Post, Video, News, Britain, Miles, Slugs, Hot Tubs, Unpleasantly Satisfying


Truckers are getting six-figure salaries as food suppliers scramble to find drivers - and it's pushing up the price of fryer oil and chocolate by as much as 50%

A contract port truck driver, Giraldo has seen work dry up as imports slow during the coronavirus outbreak. He gets fewer than four hauls a week, compared with at least 12 in normal times. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez Food suppliers are hiking up trucker wages and food prices as they struggle to find drivers, per the NY Post. One New York company said it had to hire truckers from Alabama and put them up in hotels in the Bronx. Chefs' Warehouse told The Post that this was pushing up pri...
Tags: Food, Transportation, Post, New York Post, News, Restaurants, Alabama, Trends, Transport, Retail, Truckers, Starbucks, Bronx, Rss, Jennings, Moody


Dan Harmon talks about "Community," "Rick and Morty," and working with Kanye West

In this Ari Melber interview on MSNBC, Community show runner and Rick and Morty co-creator, Dan Harmon talks about his shows, his creative process, working with Kanye, and more.
Tags: Post, Video, News, Kanye West, Community, Satire, Kanye, Morty, Rick, Ari Melber, Rick And Morty, Dan Harmon, MSNBC Community


Reverse Mortgage Lender Named a 2021 ‘Top Workplace’ by Washington Post

Atlantic Coast Mortgage, a Virginia-based mortgage lender offering both forward and reverse mortgage products, was named one of the best places to work in the Washington D.C. area as determined by the eighth annual Top Workplaces survey conducted by the Washington Post. The survey, conducted in partnership with employee engagement firm Energage, LLC, asked employees in the area about the companies they work for in an effort to identify 200 of the highest ranked workplaces in the region. 2021’...
Tags: Post, Featured, Washington Post, Washington, Finance, Virginia, The Washington Post, Atlantic Coast, FAIRFAX Va, Lenders, HECM, Atlantic Coast Mortgage, Top Workplaces, Energage LLC


Clinton divorce drama and Hitler's kinky sex life in this week's dubious tabloids

An essential guide to inessential news. Where would the tabloids be without their anonymous sources, the "pals" and "friends" of the stars, the "insiders" and "associates" close to celebrities? They'd probably be a darn sight more accurate, because the stories routinely generated by unidentified tabloid sources consistently prove that the stars aren't sharing actual details of their lives with their friends – real or imaginary. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Tabloids, Hitler, Clinton


Get a Sam's Club membership for only $20 this weekend only

You may not have heard about it, but earlier this month, America took another important step toward restoring life to normalcy in our post-COVID world: Sam's Club announced samples were back. Look, it might not seem like a huge milestone, but nobody can deny that noshing on a bite of a new cold cut variety or mini wontons or a crumble cake or even an old favorite like Doritos as you stroll the aisles is a highlight of any Sam's Club experience. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, America, Shop, Sam, Sam s Club


A leaked video of a Manhattan City Council candidate in a BDSM dungeon was flagged to the press by his campaign manager

Zack Weiner, 26, is "not ashamed" of the leaked BDSM footage. NYC Votes, Getty Images Zack Weiner, who is running for Manhattan City Council, had a BDSM video of him leaked on Twitter. The video was flagged to the New York Post by his campaign manager, the news outlet said. In a statement, he said that he is "not ashamed" of the video and called it a "distraction" from the race. See more stories on Insider's business page. A video of a 26-year-old Manhattan City Council candidate being...
Tags: Post, New York Post, Politics, New York, News, New York City, Trends, News UK, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Parthenon, Upper West Side, Bdsm, Candidate, Weiner, New York City Council


17 apps, software, streaming services, and more on sale for this weekend only

For all their everything-ness, there are still some areas where even the great and powerful Amazon isn't all that. Sure, you can find just about any physical item being sold in the depths of Amazon product pages somewhere, but when it comes to software and apps, well, that's an area where the eCommerce giant mostly steers clear.  — Read the rest
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Shop