That guy who made up a story about stealing a brick of heroin from an MS-13 gang member says he now regrets it

"It’s a lie. I made the whole thing up. Now I'm in huge trouble." That's what Shane Morris is now saying about his epic twitter story about buying an old van, finding a brick of heroin taped to the wheel well, then pulling a con on an MS-13 gang member
Submitted by nocash at 2019-05-24 18:24pm to the The World forum.

The human skin shoes of outlaw Big Nose George Parrot

[Contains images of skull+bones, as well as the shoes themselves.]

Osborn then removed skin from George’s chest and thighs, including his nipples, which he sent off to a tannery with instructions to make a medicine bag and a pair of shoes. Though disappointed that George’s nipples had not been used, Osborn still wore his new shoes proudly.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-24 18:07pm to the The World forum.

Lone Republican blocks disaster aid package on House floor

Rep. Chip Roy became the man who delayed $19.1 billion in disaster aid to communities throughout the country on Friday.

House leaders tried to pass a multibillion-dollar disaster assistance measure by unanimous consent, but the Texas Republican objected on the floor.

Since House and Senate lawmakers have already left town for their Memorial Day recess, the objection likely causes a 10-day holdup in delivering aid that has already been delayed for five months amid cross-party sparring. The ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-24 18:08pm to the Politics forum.

Natalie Portman criticises 'creepy' Moby over 'disturbing' account of friendship

Portman disputes Moby’s account. “I was surprised to hear that he characterised the very short time that I knew him as dating because my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “He said I was 20; I definitely wasn’t. I was a teenager. I had just turned 18. There was no fact-checking from him or his publisher – it almost feels deliberate.” The book has their first meeting dated as early September ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-24 17:50pm to the Music forum.

Labor Board Plans Rules on Worker Protests, Student Organizing (1)

The National Labor Relations Board plans major new rulemakings in 2019 that could curb union power while it also continues to work on a controversial regulation to limit companies’ liability for collective bargaining and unfair labor practices.

The labor board unveiled an ambitious new slate of proposed rules in its spring 2019 regulatory agenda. That includes a proposal to create new standards on worker picketing and other collective actions on an employer’s private property. Another ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-24 17:49pm to the The Economy forum.

Right-wing D.C. prayer group pushing Trump administration's anti-sex, anti-masturbation agenda

Recently, a congressional staffer going about his business on the Hill encountered a couple of people who handed him a pamphlet with the scintillating title "Sexual Sin and the Aphrodisiac of Power." Sadly, this was not a post-#MeToo effort to discourage sexual harassment in the halls of Congress. Instead, the document implored "legislators, staff and lobbyists" to adopt a strict fundamentalist view of sexuality, which holds that there is no legitimate expression of sex — including ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-24 17:47pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Trump orders intel agencies to cooperate with Barr probe into 'spying' on 2016 campaign

President Trump has ordered U.S. intelligence officials to cooperate with Attorney General William Barr's investigation into "surveillance activities" directed at the president's 2016 campaign, the White House said Thursday.

Trump also gave Barr "full and complete authority" to declassify information related to the investigation, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

The notice comes as Barr is conducting a review of what he has described as "spying" ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-24 17:46pm to the Politics forum.

Millennials Are Taking on Credit Card Debt Because We Can’t Afford Necessities

For a long time, the conventional wisdom was that millennials hated credit cards. There was a lot of hand-wringing about this fact in the media, but the logic made sense: Burned by both the recession and the student debt bubble, young adults were skeptical of financial institutions and reluctant to take on risk.

But now even the basic narrative that millennials avoid taking on high-interest credit card debt is revealing itself to be untrue. According to new data from the New York Federal ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-24 17:45pm to the The Economy forum.

Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

A majority in Brazil’s supreme court has voted to make homophobia and transphobia crimes like racism, a decision coming amid fears the country’s far-right president will roll back LGBT social gains.

Six of the Supreme Federal Tribunal’s 11 judges have voted in favor of the measure. The five other judges will vote in a court session on June 5, but the result will not be modified. The measure will take effect after all the justices have voted.

Racism was made a crime in Brazil in 1989 ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-24 17:45pm to the Crime forum.

Kenya’s High Court Upholds a Ban on Gay Sex

Kenya’s High Court on Friday upheld laws that criminalize gay sex, declining to join the handful of nations that have recently abolished a prohibition imposed by Britain during the colonial era.

The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the court, announced in a courtroom packed with activists who wanted to see the laws overturned, keeps Kenya aligned with most of Africa. Anti-gay laws and conservative cultural mores remain prevalent across most of the continent. In addition to the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-24 17:42pm to the Crime forum.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signs bill banning abortions at 8 weeks into law

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy without exceptions for cases of rape or incest, making it among the most restrictive abortion policies in the nation. Under the law that comes into force Aug. 28, doctors who violate the eight-week cutoff could face five to 15 years in prison.

A legal challenge is expected, although it's unclear when that might occur. The measure includes exceptions for medical emergencies, such as ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-24 17:42pm to the Crime forum.

Webgl Fluid Simulation

A WebGL fluid simulation that works in mobile browsers.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-24 17:35pm to the Video Games forum.

On Everest, Traffic Isn’t Just Inconvenient. It Can Be Deadly.

The reward for climbers who ascend Mount Everest is a view like none other, an expansive vista of the Himalayas from the highest point on the planet.

On Wednesday, those who made it to the top saw something else: Hundreds of other climbers.

The final leg of their journey to the summit was a traffic jam of trekkers enticed by good weather, the route clogged by a single-file march of 250 to 300 people along a precarious cliff that caused delays of about three hours.

“I have had ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-24 17:30pm to the The World forum.

Behind Bars for 66 Years

John Phillips has been behind bars since April 8, 1952, when he was arrested on sexual-assault charges. He was 18 years old and only in the ninth grade, and he was sent to be evaluated at the state mental hospital for black people.

The report classified Phillips as a “moron” and said he had the mind of a child aged 7 years and 7 months. His lawyer entered a guilty plea. The judge sentenced him to life. After 66 years in prison, Phillips is the state’s longest-serving inmate, a stooped ...
Submitted by crote at 2019-05-24 17:16pm to the Crime forum.

A Black Evangelist Who Opposed Dr. King

Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux was a pioneering evangelist.

The preacher launched a radio show, “The Radio Church of God,” in 1929 to national acclaim. About two decades later, he became the first minister with a weekly television show. He spread a gospel of individual salvation, saying that converting people to Christianity would help cure the evils and injustices of the world.

He also did something that, until recently, remained virtually unknown to the public: Elder Michaux, an ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-05-24 17:01pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Sonic movie delayed to February 2020 so they can fix Sonic

The live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film is being delayed nearly three months to give the creative team more time to fix the CGI character after the widespread backlash to the original live-action design. It’ll now hit theaters on February 14th, 2020.

Director Jeff Fowler announced the new date on Twitter, a few weeks after he confirmed that the team would be redesigning Sonic following the initial debut of the design in the first trailer. Fowler’s tweet also included the hashtag ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-24 16:50pm to the Movies forum.

In Defense Of Throwing Food On People

Clearly, it’s time to panic about What This Is Doing To The Discourse. When Burger King tweeted, at the height of Milkshake Panic, that they were “selling milkshakes all weekend”—definitely a sign that the multi-billion dollar company is committed to the principles of antifascism, and definitely not an attempt to use outrage as a cynical tool to shift product—people rushed out to say that the corporation was behaving irresponsibly.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-05-24 16:39pm to the Food forum.

Former 42 Grams Chef Seeks Redemption With Stone Flower — But Will Bucktown Diners Support Someone Who Attacked His Ex-Wife?

First made famous by the explosive success of a no-name restaurant and later made infamous by an attack on his ex-wife, former 42 Grams chef Jacob Bickelhaupt said he’s ready to start fresh with a new restaurant and a new outlook on life — but not everyone will be lining up to try his new spot.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-05-24 16:32pm to the Food forum.

The Assange Prosecution Places Journalists at Risk

It was treason.

The conservative commentator Ann Coulter said the New York Times’s reporters had done something that “could have gotten them executed.” Bill Kristol, now known as a prominent anti-Trump Republican, said the Justice Department “had an obligation to consider prosecution.” The radio host Rush Limbaugh declared, "I think 80 percent of their subscribers have to be jihadists. If you look at The New York Times and the kind of stories they're leaking and running and the ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-05-24 15:58pm to the Crime forum.

Facebook refuses to delete fake Pelosi video spread by Trump supporters

Facebook says it will continue to host a video of Nancy Pelosi that has been edited to give the impression that the Democratic House Speaker is drunk or unwell, in the latest incident highlighting its struggle to deal with disinformation.

The viral clip shows Pelosi – who has publicly angered Donald Trump in recent days – speaking at an event, but it has been slowed down to give the impression she is slurring her words.

The president’s personal lawyer, the former mayor of New York ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-05-24 15:12pm to the Politics forum.