Holy hell, Glenn Danzig might've just made The Room of horror anthologies

Verotika, based on his comics of the same name, played to a packed house, all of whom were eager to see what the frontman for several of the most iconic names in punk and metal had to offer the world of cinema. But within 10 minutes, the howling began. It was a deeply, powerfully, almost worryingly funny film, a misfire of the highest order—and as a post-screening Q&A with the director demonstrated, none of that was intentional.
Submitted by ShirtlessWrasslin' at 2019-06-15 23:54pm to the Movies forum.

The U.S. Is Purging Chinese Cancer Researchers From Top Institutions

The dossier on cancer researcher Xifeng Wu was thick with intrigue, if hardly the stuff of a spy thriller. It contained findings that she’d improperly shared confidential information and accepted a half-dozen advisory roles at medical institutions in China. She might have weathered those allegations, but for a larger aspersion that was far more problematic: She was branded an oncological double agent.

In recent decades, cancer research has become increasingly globalized, with scientists ...
Submitted by #YOLO at 2019-06-16 3:40am to the Science forum.

How Trump Turned Liberal Comedians Conservative

Once, wry satire ruled. Today it’s all outrage and punching up—and it’s not always clear where the joke is.
Submitted by Disruptive Emotional-Support Pig at 2019-06-16 2:01am to the Horseshit! forum.

Masks, cash and apps: How Hong Kong's protesters find ways to outwit the surveillance state 

HONG KONG — The moment the 25-year-old protester got home from demonstrations that turned violent — tear gas still stinging her eyes — she knew what she had to do: delete all of her Chinese phone apps. 

WeChat was gone. So was Alipay and the shopping app Taobao. She then installed a virtual private network on her smartphone to use with the secure messaging app Telegram in an attempt to stay hidden from cyber-monitors.

“I’m just doing anything” to stay ahead of police ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-06-15 19:57pm to the The World forum.

Second video shows another group of people climbing out of sewer in NW Portland

Two videos show groups of people pushing open a manhole cover and climbing out of a sewer in Northwest Portland.

The bizarre incidents were captured on surveillance video from Chown Hardware. The manhole is located in front of the company's shop at at 3727 NW Front Drive.

The first incident that was discovered occurred on Thursday night. Video shows an empty street at 10:44 p.m. when suddenly a manhole cover is pushed open from below and moved to the side. One person climbs out, followed ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2019-06-15 19:16pm to the Off Topic News forum.

PHX PD report differs from witness videos of viral incident

A $10 million legal claim was filed against the City of Phoenix that says police officers committed civil rights violations by pointing guns and profanely yelling commands at the father and pregnant mother of two young daughters because one of the children shoplifted a doll at a dollar store.

ABC15 obtained a copy of the full police report and discovered major omissions and differences between the officer's account and the witness videos. Click here to read the redacted incident ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-06-15 18:14pm to the Crime forum.

A working-class black man has to try 16 times harder to get a therapy appointment than a middle-class white woman

Mental illness in the black community is a public health issue that is all too often grossly underestimated and misunderstood. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, black people living below the poverty line experience a disproportionate amount of serious psychological distress compared to their white counterparts. In 2012, despite the fact that black people were 20% more likely to report symptoms associated with with psychological distress, white people were twice as likely ...
Submitted by elitist horde at 2019-06-15 17:22pm to the Science forum.

The mindfulness conspiracy

What remains is a tool of self-discipline, disguised as self-help. Instead of setting practitioners free, it helps them adjust to the very conditions that caused their problems. A truly revolutionary movement would seek to overturn this dysfunctional system, but mindfulness only serves to reinforce its destructive logic. The neoliberal order has imposed itself by stealth in the past few decades, widening inequality in pursuit of corporate wealth. People are expected to adapt to what this model ...
Submitted by canyoudigit? at 2019-06-15 8:33am to the Health & Beauty forum.

Alex Jones offers $1M reward as FBI investigates child pornography planted on his Infowars server

The FBI has informed Alex Jones someone planted child pornography on the servers for his Infowars website and on Friday the controversial radio host offered a $1 million reward for any information leading to an arrest.

Federal authorities have been conducting a child pornography investigation for several weeks after they reviewed emailed threats made against Jones that contained links to child pornography websites, according to his attorney Norm Pattis.

Pattis appeared on Jones’ show ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2019-06-15 3:10am to the Crime forum.

The New Wilderness

The need to regulate online privacy is a truth so universally acknowledged that even Facebook and Google have joined the chorus of voices crying for change.

Writing in the New York Times last month, Google CEO Sundar Pichai argued that it is “vital for companies to give people clear, individual choices around how their data is used.” Like all Times opinion pieces, his editorial included multiple Google tracking scripts served without the reader’s knowledge or consent. Had he wanted to, ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-06-14 23:37pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Experience: I killed my classmate with a javelin on sports day

I threw it with all my might and watched it fly. As it came down, it suddenly veered to the right, straight towards Sammy
Submitted by #YOLO at 2019-06-14 23:16pm to the Sports forum.

Euclid skating rink party ends with police pepper spraying hundreds of teens, owner says

An end-of-school-year party at a Euclid skating rink ended in chaos this week after police used mace and pepper-spray to disperse the crowd of hundreds of teenagers.

The incident happened at Mig’s Pla-Mor Roller Rink on Shore Center Drive around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

The owner, Miguel Sanders, says more than 400 kids showed up to the event.

He says there weren’t any problems until Euclid police and fire showed up, claiming the event was over capacity.

"I said, 'No, I'm not over ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2019-06-14 22:33pm to the Education forum.

What Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five” Tells Us Now

Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five” is humane enough to allow, at the end of the horror that is its subject, for the possibility of hope.
Submitted by a murder of lawyers at 2019-06-14 21:35pm to the Books forum.

Trump’s early internal polling data showed him behind Biden in key states

Data from President Donald Trump's first internal reelection campaign poll conducted in March, obtained exclusively by ABC News, showed him losing a matchup by wide margins to former Vice President Joe Biden in key battleground states.

Trump has repeatedly denied that such data exists.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-06-14 21:02pm to the Politics forum.

Arctic melt goes into overdrive, disrupting the Northern Hemisphere's weather and ecosystems

Earlier this year, we saw the unprecedented disappearance of sea ice from the Bering Sea during a time of year when it should be gaining ice. This trend toward plummeting sea ice in the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic continues, this time centered in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.

Why it matters: Sea ice loss is disrupting the balance of heat in the Northern Hemisphere, and it is reverberating throughout ecosystems, causing everything from plankton blooms near the Arctic Ocean surface to mass ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-06-14 21:16pm to the The World forum.

Porno copyright troll sentenced to 14 years: "a wrecking ball to trust in the administration of justice"

For years, Paul Hansmeier terrorized internet users through his copyright trolling racket Prenda Law, evading the law through shell companies and fraud, until, finally, he was brought to justice and pleaded guilty last August.

Now, Hansmeier has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and must pay $1.5m in restitution to his victims -- people he accused of being copyright infringers and then bullied into paying "settlement" fees to avoid being dragged through expensive litigation. Any Prenda ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-06-14 20:58pm to the Crime forum.

Cyberpunk designer says CDPR is working on transgender character options

After a week grappling with controversy over the depiction of a sexualized transgender woman in Cyberpunk, a CD Projekt Red developer has told Gamasutra that the team is hoping to allow better gender representation through the in-game character creator. 

The comment came during a longer conversation with quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz that took place after developers and players expressed anger and frustration online over the in-game ad. Yesterday, Polygon was able to speak with ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-06-14 20:45pm to the Video Games forum.

Brazil's Supreme Court criminalizes homophobia and transphobia

Even as activist groups continue to raise concerns of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro's views toward LGBT people, Brazil's supreme court voted to criminalize homophobia and transphobia similarly to its laws on racism.

Eight of Brazil's 11 Supreme Federal Court justices ruled on Thursday to include homophobia and transphobia within the country's laws prohibiting racism — a clause that would legally protect the country's LGBT community, which has among the highest rates of violent ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-06-14 19:52pm to the Politics forum.

Frat President Charged With Stealing $267K to Buy Worthless Iraqi Dinars

The former president of a fraternity group at Northwestern University has been charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the nonprofit he ran, including allegedly stealing $267,000 to buy into the Iraqi dinar scam.

Between 2006 and 2012, 77-year-old Peter Schellenbach ran a nonprofit devoted to upkeep on the Sigma Chi fraternity house at Northwestern. But prosecutors say that Schellenbach transferred $460,000 to his personal bank account to cover yacht club fees, credit ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2019-06-14 19:51pm to the Crime forum.

FDA issues warning after patient dies following fecal transplant

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued a safety warning following the death of a patient who contracted a drug resistant bacteria that was transmitted during an experimental fecal transplant.

Another patient also fell ill after receiving a transplant, the FDA said. Both adults, who the agency did not identify, had compromised immune systems.

The stool used for both patients’ transplants was obtained from the same donor, according to the FDA, and was not tested for E.coli ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2019-06-14 19:45pm to the Health & Beauty forum.