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.

Ro Khanna, the Bernie Guy Who's Okay With Billionaires

Ro Khanna, the second-term Democratic Congressman from Silicon Valley and a national co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, has the tricky job of appealing to both internet zillionaires and DSA members. We spoke to him about impeachment, class war, the Bernie vs. Warren primary, and more.

Submitted by Forensic at 2019-05-24 14:56pm to the Politics forum.

Chan Culture Is Eating Itself Alive Over the Abortion Debate

Whenever hard-right politics erupt into the national consciousness, well-known Republicans are expected to make the case for the medieval policy at issue: Yes, we should throw migrants in concentration camps, take away people’s welfare, start another imperialist war. But they have to spin these cruelties to mask the motives and to make the outcomes palatable. The media relies on a thin approximation of good faith.

Meanwhile, you can bet that a more grotesque parallel to this sanitized ...
Submitted by nocash at 2019-05-24 14:30pm to the Politics forum.

Twitter Bans #Resistance-Famous Krassenstein Brothers for Allegedly Operating Fake Accounts

Twitter has permanently banned prominent anti-Trump brothers Brian and Ed Krassenstein, alleging that two of the biggest stars of #Resistance Twitter had broken the site’s rules about operating fake accounts and purchasing fake interactions with their accounts.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-05-24 14:12pm to the Podcasts, Etc forum.

Ohio middle school students accused of tainting teachers' food with bodily fluids

Several Ohio middle school students are accused of adding bodily fluids to food before serving it to teachers, officials said.

Eight Olentangy Hyatts Middle School students, mostly 14-year-olds, are being questioned as suspects in the incident, which allegedly happened Thursday, according to a statement from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office.

The food, which included crepes, was being served to teachers acting as judges for a cooking competition that was part of a "Global Gourmet" ...
Submitted by DamnHead at 2019-05-24 12:20pm to the Education forum.

Man living in 'well-built and modern treehouse' arrested on suspicion of burglary

It’s short so promise me you’ll read to the last line
Submitted by railgun at 2019-05-24 12:04pm to the Crime forum.

Teacher charged with threat to shoot up Orange County school banned from properties, owning weapons

According to the warrant for her arrest, Thompson told three of her fellow teachers that she'd signal them with a message – "the squash is ripe" – to get out of the school because she was going to open fire. Another teacher told investigators that Thompson said, "any day she does not come in and shoot the school is a good day.”
Submitted by railgun at 2019-05-24 0:23am to the Crime forum.

‘He always brings them up’: Trump tries to steer border wall deal to North Dakota firm

President Trump has personally and repeatedly urged the head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to award a border wall contract to a North Dakota construction firm whose top executive is a GOP donor and frequent guest on Fox News, according to four administration officials.

In phone calls, White House meetings and conversations aboard Air Force One during the past several months, Trump has aggressively pushed Dickinson, N.D.-based Fisher Industries to Department of Homeland Security leaders ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-05-23 23:40pm to the Politics forum.

Pelosi says Trump wants to be impeached and is angry that House Democrats are not moving in that direction

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed Thursday that President Trump wants to be impeached and is upset that House Democrats are not rushing in that direction now, as tensions continued to mount between the White House and her party.

“The White House is just crying out for impeachment,” Pelosi said at a news conference. “That’s why he flipped yesterday.” She referred to Trump’s abrupt exit from a White House meeting Wednesday with Democratic leaders on the nation’s ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-05-23 23:02pm to the Politics forum.

‘Days Of Insulin Price Gouging Are Over’: Colorado Governor Polis Signs Insulin Price Cap Bill

Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill in to law on Wednesday that caps co-payments on insulin medications for those with private insurance at $100. With the action, Colorado becomes the first state in the country to put such a price cap into effect. The $100 ceiling is well under the $600-to-$900 range many people were paying per month.

The new law also requires Attorney General Phil Wiser to investigate the past price increases of insulin and the companies that make the medications. Roberts said ...
Submitted by vvp the deathless at 2019-05-23 22:33pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users

Several departments inside social media giant Snap have dedicated tools for accessing user data, and multiple employees have abused their privileged access to spy on Snapchat users, Motherboard has learned.

Two former employees said multiple Snap employees abused their access to Snapchat user data several years ago. Those sources, as well as an additional two former employees, a current employee, and a cache of internal company emails obtained by Motherboard, described internal tools that ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-23 21:47pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Mike Huckabee's epic fight to keep beachgoers off his patch of Florida sand

Not long after his failed 2008 presidential bid, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee bought a beachfront plot in the Florida Panhandle and built a three-story, 10,000-square-foot mansion, with six bedrooms, seven-and-a-half bathrooms, and a pool. By planting his flag in the Florida sugar sand, Huckabee was escaping Arkansas income taxes and joining other rich Republicans who owned houses in this particular part of Walton County, including Karl Rove. The beach house was a sign that he’d made ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-23 21:43pm to the Politics forum.

Kushner Replied ‘On It!’ After Manafort Sought Post for Banker

hortly after Donald Trump’s 2016 election, his onetime campaign chief Paul Manafort wrote to Jared Kushner to ask the incoming administration to consider giving a “major appointment’’ to Manafort’s banker.

“On it!” Kushner replied to Manafort on Nov. 30, 2016.

That email exchange, which was admitted as evidence during Manafort’s tax-fraud trial last year, gained new significance Thursday with the unsealing of a federal indictment in New York. The new filing accused the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-23 21:42pm to the Crime forum.

'Julian Assange is no journalist.' Feds charge WikiLeaks founder for revealing U.S. government secrets

Federal prosecutors charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with espionage Thursday for conspiring to reveal national security secrets in what they described as one of the largest compromises of classified information in U.S. history.

The Justice Department revealed 18 charges against Assange. They include allegations that he aided and abetted former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning's efforts to leak classified documents to the anti-secrecy group and committed a crime by ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-23 21:42pm to the Crime forum.

Elon Musk's Boring Company Secures $48.6 Million Contract in Las Vegas Despite Embarrassing Demonstration in L.A.

The city of Las Vegas has approved a $48.6 million contract for Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build an underground transit line that’s scheduled to be completed by January 2021, just in time for the Consumer Electronics Show. But it remains to be seen whether Musk’s high-speed transportation concept can really live up to the hype.
Submitted by MaulLove at 2019-05-23 19:59pm to the Off Topic News forum.

The Small Bodies of the Solar System

Our neighborhood around the sun may appear to be dominated by the eight known planets, a handful of dwarf planets, and their moons, but the spaces between these titans are teeming with smaller, lesser-known objects. The International Astronomical Union defines anything orbiting the sun that is not a planet, dwarf planet, or natural satellite as a “small solar-system body.” This includes asteroids, comets, trans-Neptunian objects, minor planets, and basically any other blob of natural ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-23 19:34pm to the Science forum.

Photos: Deadly Post-election Riots in Indonesia

Yesterday in Jakarta, after it was announced that incumbent President Joko Widodo had been reelected as president of Indonesia, beating former General Prabowo Subianto by 11 percentage points, Subianto’s supporters took to the streets. Protesters made claims of widespread cheating, and clashed with riot police in several locations in Jakarta, setting fire to vehicles and buildings. Police reportedly responded with tear gas and rubber bullets, arresting hundreds. After 24 hours of chaos, six ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-23 19:33pm to the The World forum.

5G networks could throw weather forecasting into chaos

If you had a choice between a better, faster cell phone signal and an accurate weather forecast, which would you pick? That’s the question facing federal officials as they decide whether to auction off more of the wireless spectrum or heed meteorologists who say that such a move could throw U.S. weather forecasting into chaos.

On Capitol Hill Thursday, NOAA’s acting chief, Neil Jacobs, said that interference from 5G wireless phones could reduce the accuracy of forecasts by 30 percent. ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-05-23 19:26pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Pro-Gun Parkland Teen and Turning Point star Kyle Kashuv Apologizes for ‘Inflammatory’ Racial Comments

Kashuv’s statement doesn’t say exactly what he’s apologizing for, but it appears to refer to years-old writing in a Google Doc and over text messages. The racial slur-filled messages, allegedly from Kashuv, have circulated among right-wing activists and Parkland students on Twitter over the past week.

One screenshot claims to show Kashuv writing the n-word more than a dozen times in a shared study guide on Google Docs.

"like im really good at typing n---er ok like practice uhhhhhh ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-23 19:12pm to the Education forum.

I Wrote to John Walker Lindh. He Wrote Back.

Four years ago, I wrote a letter to John Walker Lindh, then–inmate number 45426-083 in the Terre Haute penitentiary, to ask for advice about jihadism, Islamic law, and the Islamic State. Lindh is the most famous jihadist America has ever produced. In December 2001, he was pulled, half-dead, from a cellar full of fellow al-Qaeda fighters in northern Afghanistan, and 10 months later he was sentenced to 20 years in U.S. prison for terror-related crimes. He is scheduled to be freed today, with ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-05-23 19:11pm to the Crime forum.