Man Dropkicks Arnold Schwarzenegger, Screams "Help Me, I Need A Lamborghini" As Security Drags Him Away

Arnold Schwarzenegger says “there is nothing to worry about” after a man dropkicked him in the back at his Arnold Classic Africa sports festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Video of the incident shows the former governor of California meeting with fans while an event is going on in the background. As he starts taking a picture with someone, a man is seen sprinting towards the former bodybuilder and then jumping and kicking Schwarzenegger in the back. Security quickly held him down as he ...
Submitted by revdrew at 2019-05-19 1:54am to the Sports forum.

Nazi NASA Name Controversy

Alan Stern, the lead scientist on the New Horizons mission, defended their use of the name.

“I think New Horizons is an example, one of the best examples, in our time of raw exploration, and the term Ultima Thule—which is very old, many centuries old, possibly over 1,000 years old—is a wonderful meme for exploration,” Stern said at a press conference after the flyby. “And that’s why we chose it. And I would say that just because some bad guys once liked the term, we’re not ...
Submitted by jdnz at 2019-05-18 15:32pm to the Science forum.

Police ask McDonald's to halt milkshake sales during Farage rally

Police asked a McDonald’s restaurant near an Edinburgh venue where Nigel Farage was speaking not to sell milkshakes because of concerns protesters might throw them at the Brexit party leader.
Submitted by Disruptive Emotional-Support Pig at 2019-05-18 15:14pm to the Politics forum.

FCC Commissioner: 'Repeat After Me: "Robocall" Is Not a Bad Word'

What’s the absolute easiest way to unify America today? Go anti-robocall...Wait, hold on, not so fast, says Republican FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly. “Repeat after me,” O’Rielly said on Thursday. “‘Robocall’ is not a bad word.” O’Rielly spoke to an audience of debt collectors at ACA International. Debt collectors are one of the country’s most zealous users of robocalls, a tool they deploy to hound people in debt about their bills...O’Rielly, apparently knowing his ...
Submitted by SharoKham at 2019-05-18 12:24pm to the The Economy forum.

Garner Cops Raided a Black Woman’s Home, Seized Her Phones and Computers, and Charged Her With Loudly Playing Malcolm X Speeches

At about 10:00 p.m. Thursday, a swarm of Garner cops banged on Mikisa Thompson’s door, demanding that she and her family step outside. Police cars had flooded the street in front of her split-level house on Vandora Springs Road, red and blue lights flashing. At first, her children hid in the upstairs bathroom. But then they realized that Thompson was alone. So, with a cell phone broadcasting the incident on Twitter, they headed downstairs as she opened the door.

At least a half dozen ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2019-05-18 2:50am to the Crime forum.

Moment man is fined £90 for hiding face from police facial recognition cameras

A man was fined £90 for refusing to show his face to police trialling new facial recognition software.

The man pulled his jumper up above his chin as he walked past Met Police officers trialling Live Facial Recognition software in east London.

BBC cameras filmed as officers swooped on the man, told him to ‘wind his neck in’ then handed him the hefty penalty charge.
Submitted by Finster at 2019-05-18 2:03am to the Crime forum.

Hillsboro garbage man rescues kitten encased in spray foam

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the garbage collector was emptying a trash can on SW Minter Road when he noticed the contents were not emptying. He took a closer look and found the kitten hanging upside down from its back legs, covered in spray foam. He could hear it whining.
The driver took the garbage can and kitten back to the Hillsboro Garbage Disposal Facility and staff there worked to remove the spray foam. They then took it to a veterinarian.

The kitten is an 8-week-old ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2019-05-17 22:11pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Britain passes one week without coal power for first time since 1882

Britain has gone a week without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since Queen Victoria was on the throne, in a landmark moment in the transition away from the heavily polluting fuel.

The last coal generator came off the system at 1.24pm on 1 May, meaning the UK reached a week without coal at 1.24pm on Wednesday, according to the National Grid Electricity System Operator, which runs the network in England, Scotland and Wales.

Coal-fired power stations still play a major ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2019-05-17 22:28pm to the Off Topic News forum.

'Done with asking nicely': B.C. announces public inquiry into money laundering

British Columbia will hold a public inquiry into money laundering, sparked by a set of explosive reports showing widespread laundering in the province's real estate, gambling and luxury car sectors.

B.C. Premier John Horgan announced the decision, flanked by Attorney General David Eby and Finance Minister Carole James after a cabinet meeting Wednesday morning.

"It became abundantly clear to us that the depth and the magnitude of money laundering in British Columbia was far worse than we ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2019-05-17 22:12pm to the Crime forum.

'Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups': Cartoon canines in fascistic mission

Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups, the first theatrical reiteration from the popular animated franchise, is the latest shadowy attempt to normalise state-sponsored thuggery.
Submitted by crossaffliction at 2019-05-17 21:57pm to the Movies forum.

Five myths about prisons

Criminal justice policy has secured a prominent place in the Democratic presidential primary race, with several candidates offering plans to reform the way Americans punish. Reinventing how we handle crime is one of the most important civil rights challenges of our time, yet much of the debate about criminal justice is built on misconceptions that often push reform in inadequate and even counterproductive directions.
Submitted by crote at 2019-05-17 21:34pm to the Crime forum.

Lunch lady fired for feeding student who couldn't afford meal

For five years, Bonnie Kimball's job serving students at Mascoma Valley Regional High School in Canaan, New Hampshire, lunch was her life.

"We didn't even call it work," Kimball told Valley News. "We got up in the morning, we took care of our families and we went to take care of the kids."

Kimball's extended second family at the school included 326 students, and she shares that, in between ringing them up at the cash register and making them ice cream sundaes, she listened to them.

But ...
Submitted by chapstick at 2019-05-17 21:05pm to the Education forum.

Roy Moore weighs AL Senate re-run despite GOP opposition

Conservative lightning rod Roy Moore of Alabama, narrow loser of a turbulent special election for Senate in 2017, is considering a fresh run next year. National Republican leaders are signaling they’ll again try preventing their party from nominating the twice-removed state jurist whose campaign was battered by allegations of long-ago sexual harassment of teenagers.

Moore’s defeat for the same seat two years ago made him the first Republican in reliably red Alabama to lose a Senate race ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-17 20:25pm to the Politics forum.

Trump’s Termination of DACA Program Unlawful, 4th Cir. Rules (2)

The Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was illegal because it wasn’t adequately explained, a split federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., ruled.

The May 17 decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit overturns a lower court’s determination that the administration hadn’t done anything wrong either in ending DACA or in the way it went about doing it. That determination was the only federal court to rule in favor ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-17 20:26pm to the Politics forum.

Federal Judge Orders FDA Regulation of E-Cigarettes

A federal judge sided with health advocacy groups in ruling that the Food and Drug Administration must stop electronic cigarette companies from selling their products until they win approval from the agency.

In a lawsuit filed in March of last year, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and other groups and physicians claimed the FDA, under the Trump administration, shirked federal procedure in issuing new guidance for the vaping tobacco ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-17 20:27pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

From the Party That Brought You 'Legitimate Rape,' It's CONSENSUAL Rape!

Today, the Missouri House is discussing a bill meant to outlaw abortion after eight weeks, without exceptions for rape and incest. Because they're gross. During this hearing, state Rep. Barry Hovis got up and started talking about his experiences with rape victims as a police officer, and the ways in which this qualified him to be sure that eight weeks is more than enough time for a victim to get an abortion if they so choose.

In the course of this diatribe, Hovis used the term "consensual ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-17 20:31pm to the Politics forum.

Trump’s pick for ICE director: I can tell which migrant children will become gang members by looking into their eyes

Mark Morgan, the White House choice to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said during a Fox News interview earlier this year that he can judge the likelihood that an unaccompanied minor will become a gang member by looking into that child's eyes.

“I’ve been to detention facilities where I’ve walked up to these individuals that are so-called minors, 17 or under,” Morgan said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in January. “I’ve looked at them and I’ve looked at their eyes, ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-17 20:29pm to the Crime forum.

I.M. Pei, Master Architect Whose Buildings Dazzled the World, Dies at 102

Mr. Pei remained a committed modernist, and while none of his buildings could ever be called old-fashioned or traditional, his particular brand of modernism — clean, reserved, sharp-edged and unapologetic in its use of simple geometries and its aspirations to monumentality — sometimes seemed to be a throwback, at least when compared with the latest architectural trends.

This hardly bothered him. What he valued most in architecture, he said, was that it “stand the test of time.”

He ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-17 20:29pm to the Arts forum.

Taiwan Legislature Approves Asia’s First Same-Sex Marriage Law

HONG KONG — As tens of thousands of demonstrators filled the rainy streets of Taipei on Friday, lawmakers in Taiwan voted to legalize same-sex marriage, a first for Asia.

“We want to marry!” supporters outside the legislature chanted in approval of the measure, as they applauded and waved signs and rainbow banners.

“On May 17th, 2019 in #Taiwan, #LoveWon,” President Tsai Ing-wen tweeted after the vote. “We took a big step towards true equality, and made Taiwan a better ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-17 20:23pm to the Politics forum.

The Brilliant Code Used by Concentration Camp Inmates to Tell the World About Nazi Experiments

Krystyna’s brother thus inferred that she too must be sending a secret message. Even though the letter was blurry, the family was able to work out an acrostic. The concealed message was “list moczem,” meaning “letter in urine,” in Polish. When it comes in contact with paper, urine loses its color quickly and becomes invisible on the page. However, if the paper is heated, the writing reappears. Czyz’s mother applied a hot iron and the secret message was revealed.

“We have ...
Submitted by elitist horde at 2019-05-17 20:15pm to the Science forum.