Wisconsin School District Launches Probe Into Photo of Students Appearing to Give Nazi Salute

School officials in the Wisconsin community of Baraboo are scrambling to distance themselves from a picture showing dozens of high school students giving what appears to be a Nazi salute on the steps of a local building.
Submitted by nocash at 2018-11-13 15:39pm to the Education forum.

Netflix’s ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ is Another Settler-Colonial Narrative

In spite of this history, time after time, in tellings of the happenings of Salem in horror and supernatural lore, this fact is obscured and writers continue engaging in the decades-long mischaracterization of the panic as merely being gendered. The panic was a both gendered and racialized product of white colonialism, but ignoring this allows white women, their experiences, and their perspectives to become the representatives for all of us. This omission plays itself out in the series over and ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-11-13 14:04pm to the Television forum.

The HQ2 Scam: How Amazon Used a Bidding War to Scrape Cities’ Data

But the biggest suckers on HQ2 aren’t New York and Virginia; it’s the other 236 cities that bid on a headquarters they were never going to get. Those bids didn’t just include the size of the bribe; they included a wealth of important data about plans for transportation, housing, education and workforce development. Amazon now has a treasure trove of non-public information about America’s future, in addition to knowing how much cash cities are willing to part with to land an Amazon ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-11-13 13:49pm to the The Economy forum.

Herman Perry: Now The Hell Will Start

Herman Perry killed an officer, fled the American army and found paradise among Burmese headhunters.
Submitted by terriblefred at 2018-11-13 7:54am to the Crime forum.

Will Amazon’s HQ2 sink Seattle’s housing market?

Priced-out Seattleites hoping for a housing market crash with Amazon expanding to two new “headquarters” locations might be disappointed.

Consider:

• Amazon already plans, essentially, to add another HQ2 here, as well: The company reportedly expects to add about 4 million square feet of office to both Long Island City, New York and Crystal City, Virginia, the HQ2 picks it’s expected to announce Tuesday. But based on plans already underway, Amazon already is committed to adding another ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-11-13 5:11am to the The Economy forum.

Why we loved Stan Lee

by Rob Liefeld
Submitted by crossaffliction at 2018-11-13 3:42am to the Arts forum.

Kansas City Health Department pours bleach on food meant for homeless people

The Kansas City Health Department threw away and poured bleach on food meant for homeless people.

The food was going to be distributed by a group called Free Hot Soup KC. The Kansas City Star said that the food, which included home-cooked chili, foil wrapped sandwiches and vats of soup, was destroyed on Sunday, Nov. 5, during a coordinated sting at several parks where volunteers had gathered.

The Health Department said the group did not have a permit and was putting people at risk.
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2018-11-13 2:48am to the Crime forum.

These wild monkeys thrive in Florida—and carry a deadly virus

In the heart of central Florida lies Silver Spring State Park—a large patchwork of forests and wetlands with a spring-fed river flowing through it. One of Florida’s first tourist attractions, the park was once known for its scenic vistas and native wildlife. But for the last 80 years, the park’s biggest draw has been its monkeys.

That’s right—Silver Spring State Park is home to at least 300 rhesus macaques, a monkey native to south and southeast Asia. The animals are breeding ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2018-11-13 2:05am to the Health & Beauty forum.

I find myself watching more movies and shows with subtitles on, and you should too

Reading the words on screen gave me a new level of comprehension, even for shows or movies I've seen more than once. I could actually see the names of diseases, and medicines, and procedures while watching medical dramas. Plots became generally easier to follow. And I grew an appreciation for shows that were well-written — seeing the script for "The Haunting of Hill House" gave me a deeper level of appreciation for the wordsmiths behind the show.
Submitted by katheudo at 2018-11-13 0:21am to the Horseshit! forum.

Poland's president addresses far right at independence march

There was widespread concern in Poland that the march would overshadow official commemorations of the centenary of the country’s rebirth as an independent state at the end of the first world war. Preparations were thrown into chaos on Wednesday after Warsaw’s outgoing mayor, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, announced she was banning the march due to concerns surrounding security and “aggressive nationalism”.

Hours after Gronkiewicz-Waltz’s announcement Andrzej Duda, Poland’s rightwing ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2018-11-13 0:17am to the The World forum.

Under poaching pressure, elephants are evolving to lose their tusks

Hunting gave elephants that didn’t grow tusks a biological advantage in Gorongosa. Recent figures suggest that about a third of younger females—the generation born after the war ended in 1992—never developed tusks. Normally, tusklessness would occur only in about 2 to 4 percent of female African elephants.

Decades ago, some 4,000 elephants lived in Gorongosa, says Joyce Poole—an elephant behavior expert and National Geographic Explorer who studies the park’s pachyderms. But those ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2018-11-13 0:10am to the Health & Beauty forum.

Some veterans are going into debt because the VA owes them money

If Jane Wiley and her husband, Ryan Wiley, both discharged from the Marines, don’t receive the housing allowance they get through the GI Bill by Nov. 1, she expects that they will run out of money for food and rent. They will also have to stop attending school if they can't afford child care for their two kids.

The Wiley family is not alone. Because of a software issue, the Department of Veteran Affairs is struggling to pay student veterans the housing allowance and other benefits provided ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-11-12 22:37pm to the Off Topic News forum.

An Italian doctor explains “Syndrome K,” the fake disease he invented to save Jews from the Nazis

In the fall of 1943, German soldiers in Italy began rounding up Italian Jews and deporting them—10,000 people were sent to concentration camps during the nearly two-year Nazi occupation. Most never returned. But in Rome, a group of doctors saved at least 20 Jews from a similar fate, by diagnosing them with Syndrome K, a deadly, disfiguring, and contagiosissima disease.

The 450-year-old Fatebenefratelli Hospital is nestled on a tiny island in the middle of Rome’s Tiber River, ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-11-12 19:58pm to the Off Topic News forum.

R.I.P. Stan Lee

Stan Lee, comics-industry legend and co-creator of such timeless characters as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, Thor, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four, has died. The Hollywood Reporter confirms the news. He was 95.

Lee was born Stanley Lieber in New York City in 1922, and as a teenager during the depression, he worked odd jobs to help his cash-strapped parents. One of these jobs was as a gofer for Timely Publications, where Lee he met Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the creators of Captain ...
Submitted by DamnHead at 2018-11-12 19:39pm to the Arts forum.

‘I Tried to Stop the Bloody Thing’ - The American Scholar

What kings, emperors, and prime ministers did not foresee, many others did. From 1914 on, tens of thousands of people in all the belligerent countries believed the war was not worth the horrendous cost in blood, and some anticipated with tragic clarity at least part of the nightmare that would engulf Europe as a result. Moreover, they spoke out at a time when to do so took great courage. In Germany, antiwar radicals like Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were sent to prison—as was the ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-11-12 18:54pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu
Submitted by John Holmes Boxxyfucker at 2018-11-12 18:43pm to the Off Topic News forum.

In Sacramento, trying to stop a killing before it happens

In Sacramento, gang-related violence accounts for more than a quarter of the city’s 30 to 40 annual homicides, according to police. Because the violence is typically retaliatory and witnesses refuse to cooperate, police often struggle to solve such killings, leading to the next round of retaliation.

So, city officials are flipping the script: intervening directly with young men who are closest to the violence — including known shooters — before they either pull the trigger or become a ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-11-12 17:58pm to the Crime forum.

Trump calls for halting recounts in Florida races for governor and Senate

President Trump on Monday called for stopping the recounts in Florida’s votes for Senate and governor, alleging without evidence that many ballots are missing and forged and that a valid tally is not possible.

In a morning tweet, Trump suggested that the results from the night of the Nov. 6 election should stand, handing victories to fellow Republicans Rick Scott, the governor, in the Senate race and Ron DeSantis, a former congressman, in the gubernatorial contest.

“The Florida Election ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-11-12 17:50pm to the Politics forum.

Arsonists Torch Office for ACCE Rent Control Activists

A Chula Vista office for Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, a community organizing group closely involved with statewide and local recent recent control initiatives was torched early Saturday morning.

Police have confirmed the fire was a deliberate targeted attack. The fact that the arsonist(s) removed the organization’s bright yellow tee shirts from the building and torched them seperately was, no doubt, a convincing clue.
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-11-12 17:47pm to the Off Topic News forum.

The perfect accompaniment to the perfect food

Tide's newest design, the "Tide Eco-Box," is intended to be environmentally friendly and uses 60% less plastic than a 150-ounce plastic bottle of Tide would if it were to be ordered online, per the press release. But let's be real: It basically looks like a box of wine.
Submitted by SharoKham at 2018-11-12 16:37pm to the Food forum.