She’s 15 and married: ‘What’s the point of making her wait?’ mom says

From the moment a wedding ends, a new journey begins. But as a 15-year-old bride, Samantha Knowles is still in a kind of limbo. The Kansas teen can’t get a full-time job. She can’t drive on her own. She’s not old enough yet to graduate from high school.

And then there was that movie night, when she and her 17-year-old husband, Dylan, figured that because they were a newly married couple, they were also adults. They tried to go to a 9 p.m. showing of R-rated “Annabelle” at The ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-03-19 1:28am to the Health & Beauty forum.

Will ‘Ready Player One’ be ‘Black Panther’ for Gamers?

Even if Black Panther’s place in the world (and cinema history) is far more meaningful than Ready Player One’s, the goals of both films appear to be the same: deliver an entertaining movie that appeals to mass audiences while being specific enough to speak to a given culture in a way they may not have experienced before.
Submitted by Double The Fist at 2018-03-19 0:22am to the Horseshit! forum.

Politics Jared Kushner’s Company Filed False Documents to Force Out Rent–Regulated Tenants, Report Says

Donald Trump’s son–in–law and presidential adviser Jared Kushner is facing yet another scandal linked to his time as CEO of the family’s predatory real estate empire. At the center of the latest scandal, like many of the others, is the Kushners’ apparent proclivity for deceit and greed while doing business.
Submitted by B. Weed at 2018-03-18 23:02pm to the Crime forum.

The Rise and Fall of Elizabeth Holmes and the Black Turtleneck

Unsurprisingly, there have been the usual post-mortems and recriminations; the tsking over our desire to impart special powers to the young disrupters of the digital age; and our obsessions with the brilliant-dropout narrative and overinflated valuations built on unproven products.

For me, though, this tale has a different message, one that has to do with the risks and rewards of creating an instantly identifiable image. And I wonder: Will black turtlenecks ever be looked at in quite the same ...
Submitted by SharoKham at 2018-03-18 13:55pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

A waitress asked some black teens to prepay for their meal. A fellow diner wasn't having that

An IHOP restaurant in Maine retrained its employees after a waitress asked a group of black teens to prepay for a meal.

The eatery in Auburn, about 40 miles north of Portland, closed on Thursday for employee training and the waitress was disciplined, according to IHOP spokeswoman Stephanie Peterson.

The controversy started over the weekend after a waitress at the restaurant asked a group of black teenagers to pay for their meal beforehand.

This was witnessed by a person at a nearby table ...
Submitted by SharoKham at 2018-03-18 13:50pm to the Crime forum.

Daler Mehndi convicted of human trafficking

In 1998 and 1999, he had allegedly taken at least 10 migrants, disguised as dancers in his ensemble, to the United States and returned without them.

After police in Punjab registered a case against him, about 35 people reportedly accused him of fraud. They said he had taken money from them for taking them abroad but had failed to do so.

Mehndi said he will appeal the conviction in a higher court.
Submitted by Please Do Not Read This Text at 2018-03-18 14:44pm to the Music forum.

On Facebook, Cabbage Juice Is The New Snake Oil

"I'm proud of being a leader of a poop cult,” Jillian Mai Thi Epperly once joked to fans of her signature recipe: a fermented slurry of salted cabbage that produces “waterfalls” of diarrhea. Here's the wild story of how she convinced thousands to believe her dangerous science, and how a grassroots movement shut her down when Facebook wouldn't.
Submitted by #YOLO at 2018-03-17 23:45pm to the Science forum.

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions

As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem.

The firm had secured a $15 million investment from Robert Mercer, the wealthy Republican donor, and wooed his political adviser, Stephen K. Bannon, with the promise of tools that could identify the personalities of American voters and influence their behavior. But it did not have the data to make its new products work.

So the firm harvested private ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-03-17 17:56pm to the Politics forum.

NATO Expansion: What Yeltsin Heard

Russian president led to believe Partnership for Peace was alternative to expanded NATO

Documents show early Russian opposition to “neo-containment;" more U.S. assurances to Russia: “inclusion not exclusion” in new European security structures
Submitted by somedongus at 2018-03-17 17:13pm to the The World forum.

I WAS THAT ALIEN: Filmmaker ARTHUR JAFA in Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist

Describing the famous chest-burster scene in Ridley Scott’s Alien, filmmaker Arthur Jafa zeroes in on the moment where Parker (the Black engineer played by Yaphet Kotto) stares face-to-face with the monstrous baby alien. He describes it as a moment of recognition between two archetypal black men — the “good” one who works for the company and the “bad” one who has come to rape and pillage. But this constellation of recognition works three ways. As Jafa himself recalls: “The first ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-03-17 16:13pm to the Arts forum.

Snitch Adrian Lamo dead at 37.

Adrian Lamo, the former hacker who reported Chelsea Manning to US authorities for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified State Department records, has died at the age of 37, according to a family Facebook post and a report from ZDNet, which cited two of Lamo's family members and a county coroner.

"With great sadness and a broken heart I have to let know all of Adrian’s friends and acquittances that he is dead," his father, Mario Lamo, wrote in a Facebook post. "A bright mind and ...
Submitted by Tansy Ragwort at 2018-03-17 16:14pm to the Politics forum.

San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate died naked on the floor as deputies watched, chilling video shows

After releasing an inmate who'd been bound naked in a restraint chair for 46 hours, sheriff's deputies at the San Luis Obispo County Jail watched as the man writhed on the floor, lost consciousness and later died, video obtained by The Tribune shows.

The footage contradicts county officials’ version of events leading to the death of inmate Andrew Holland in January 2017.

The Atascadero resident was pronounced dead on the floor of his holding cell at 5:36 p.m. on Jan. 22, 2017, roughly one ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2018-03-17 14:05pm to the Crime forum.

Lunavity A Backpack Multi-rotor for Jump Augmentation

Lunavity is a system designed to augment the human capability of jumping. An attachable multi-rotor elevates the user during the movement, enabling them to leap higher and further. In the future, where drones are widely used for delivery and/or transportation, it can be applied to augment our mobility temporarily.
Submitted by Lurchi at 2018-03-17 13:41pm to the Sports forum.

Burning Coal for Survival in the World’s Coldest Capital

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia — Mongolians have long relied on folklore to explain how miserably cold their winters are.

During the first of nine phases of winter — each composed of nine days, starting on Dec. 22 — it is said that vodka made from milk freezes. During the third set of nine days, when temperatures can hit minus 40 degrees in both Fahrenheit and Celsius, the tail of a 3-year-old ox is said to fall off. Around the sixth set of nine days, which falls in the middle of February, roads ...
Submitted by #YOLO at 2018-03-17 8:37am to the The World forum.

Maine House candidate who insulted Florida teens drops out of race

Controversial Republican candidate Leslie Gibson, who drew fire for insulting several teen survivors of the Florida school shooting, is abandoning his effort to win a state House seat this year.

“I am not walking away with my head hung low. I am walking away with my head held high,” Gibson said Friday.

Gibson said he made the decision after talking with his family, praying and discussing it with friends and colleagues, including Thomas Martin Jr., another Republican contender who entered ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-03-17 0:34am to the Politics forum.

Angel Giuffria goes viral after SXSW crowd refuse to offer up power sockets for her bionic arm

You frantically search around for what must seem like hours, then you finally find a power source but you are more than aware that it will take at least 20-30 mins to fully restore life to your device.

The thought of giving up the power source might seem unthinkable, but you would hope that any decent person would surrender the spot if another person was in desperate need.

That's what actress and bionics advocate Angel Giuffria would have been hoping when she was in need of a power source to ...
Submitted by SharoKham at 2018-03-16 23:12pm to the Science forum.

Putin Has a Chemical Weapons Problem

The Skripal case will not go away easily, and it'll probably haunt the Kremlin worse than any of its previous transgressions. The West won't, of course, wage an Iraq-style war on it, but harsher sanctions, including some from Europe, are suddenly a revived possibility.
Submitted by somedongus at 2018-03-16 21:43pm to the Crime forum.

Rotten Tomatoes ranks video game adaptations

Holy shit. 'Angry Birds' is third.
Submitted by crossaffliction at 2018-03-16 21:22pm to the Movies forum.

Assaults Increased When Cities Hosted Trump Rallies, Study Finds

A study published on Friday appears to confirm what news reports suggested long ago: President Trump’s campaign rallies were associated with a rise in violence when they came to town.

A city that hosted a Trump rally saw an average of 2.3 more assaults reported on the day of the event than on a typical day, according to the study, led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and published in the journal Epidemiology. The authors found no corresponding link between assaults and ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-03-16 20:53pm to the Crime forum.

Academy president John Bailey under investigation for sexual harassment

John Bailey, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is under investigation for allegations of sexual harassment.
Submitted by crossaffliction at 2018-03-16 19:55pm to the Movies forum.