Bannon refused to answer House panel's questions about time in White House

President Donald Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon refused to answer questions Tuesday from the House intelligence committee about his time in the White House, prompting panel members to subpoena him on the spot, according to a person familiar with the interview.

Bannon appeared before the committee as part of its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, speaking just weeks after a falling-out with Trump over comments he made in an explosive new book.

Rep. ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-01-16 22:13pm to the Crime forum.

Army Hero Defiant After Surviving Brutal Gay-Bashing Attack

Charles William Davis II enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1999. He deployed to Bosnia in 2000, Iraq in 2004, and Afghanistan in 2007 and 2009. It took until his fifth deployment, back to Afghanistan in 2012, following the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, that he was able to openly fight his country’s wars as a gay man.

Along the way, Davis proved his mettle. He earned three Bronze Stars for his exemplary service as a senior intelligence sergeant. But none of that mattered to his attackers, ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-01-16 22:08pm to the Crime forum.

Found: New Android malware with never-before-seen spying capabilities

Last year, researchers found what at the time was quite possibly the world's most sophisticated espionage app ever written for the Android mobile operating system. Now, in a discovery that underscores the growing arms race among competing malware developers, researchers have uncovered a new Android spying platform that includes location-based audio recording and other features that have never been seen in the wild before.

ccording to a report published Tuesday by antivirus provider Kaspersky ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-01-16 22:09pm to the The World forum.

Four GOP lawmakers call on Gov. Greitens to resign amid blackmail allegations

At least four Republican lawmakers are calling for Gov. Eric Greitens to resign after allegations that he blackmailed a woman in an effort to keep her quiet about an extramarital affair.

Rep. Kathie Conway, a St. Charles Republican and former criminal investigator, encouraged the governor to step down in a piece published Tuesday morning by The Missouri Times.

“As a former criminal investigator for a prosecuting attorney, I have an idea of what could unfold in the coming weeks. There would ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-01-16 22:09pm to the Politics forum.

Yankee Ends Real Corker Of a Mystery (1999)

Jason Grimsley, a relief pitcher in his first season with the Yankees, was among those who flocked to see the movie ''Mission: Impossible'' in 1996, and as he watched Tom Cruise and an accomplice crawl through an air duct to steal secret information, memories of Grimsley's own impossible mission came back to him.

Grimsley didn't steal government secrets, but he was at the center of a heist that is part of baseball lore for its audacity and ingenuity. For the first time, Grimsley acknowledged ...
Submitted by crote at 2018-01-16 21:48pm to the Sports forum.

Nazi Punks F**k Off: How Black Flag, Bad Brains, and More Took Back Their Scene from White Supremacists

Every hardcore band you loved in the '80s and beyond, from Black Flag to Minutemen to Fugazi, had one unfortunate thing in common: Nazi skinheads occasionally stormed their concerts, stomped their fans, gave Hitler salutes in lieu of applauding, and generally turned a communal experience into one full of hatred and conflict. Punk rockers had flirted with fascist imagery for shock value, with the Sex Pistols’ Sid Vicious and Siouxsie Sioux wearing swastikas in public, but, as early San ...
Submitted by nocash at 2018-01-16 20:38pm to the Music forum.

They Can Destroy You, Too

“[Steve] Bannon’s political fall reveals a major weakness in his brand of right-wing populism: the overwhelming power wealthy donors have over the right-wing media and the Republican Party.” That’s according to the New Republic’s Jeet Heer, in a blog from last Thursday about the former White House chief strategist and executive chairman of Breitbart. It’s true, as far as it goes, and goes so short of far enough to qualify as dishonest.

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We are all operating at the pleasure of ...
Submitted by DamnHead at 2018-01-16 19:49pm to the Politics forum.

This is where all the unemployed lawyers go to cry

If you’re a lawyer or law student, you probably know Top Law Schools or TLS, the collection of forums with a religious following of people who currently are, or were at one point, obsessed with getting into law school.

One superposter, an attorney in the Midwest, has written more than 14,000 posts over a seven-year period starting in college. That’s an average of 5.8 times per day, which puts him in the Top 30 on TLS’s leaderboard. He asked to not be named because of the potential impact ...
Submitted by crote at 2018-01-16 20:01pm to the The Economy forum.

World War Three, by Mistake

On June 3, 1980, at about two-thirty in the morning, computers at the National Military Command Center, beneath the Pentagon, at the headquarters of the North American Air Defense Command (norad), deep within Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, and at Site R, the Pentagon’s alternate command post center hidden inside Raven Rock Mountain, Pennsylvania, issued an urgent warning: the Soviet Union had just launched a nuclear attack on the United States. The Soviets had recently invaded Afghanistan, and ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-01-16 19:19pm to the The World forum.

Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader.

“Last night might’ve been fun for you, but it wasn’t for me,” she responded. “You ignored clear nonverbal cues; you kept going with advances. You had to have noticed I was uncomfortable.” He replied with an apology.

Read Grace’s text message again.

Put in other words: I am angry that you weren’t able to read my mind.

It is worth carefully studying Grace’s story. Encoded in it are new yet deeply retrograde ideas about what constitutes consent — and what constitutes sexual ...
Submitted by dueserpenti at 2018-01-16 18:58pm to the Politics forum.

Trying to be polite, a British man held in a sneeze. It tore through his throat

Sneezing is an astoundingly powerful human action, blasting mucus and air from the nose and mouth at up to 100 miles per hour, according to the Cleveland Clinic. That power exists whether a sneeze is held in or not.

"Occasionally, people will cause some damage to their eardrums or their sinuses if they stifle a very violent sneeze," Rachel Szekely, an immunologist at Cleveland Clinic, said in an article urging people to sneeze freely and not to hold back posted on the health provider’s ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-01-16 17:07pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Watch Vincent Price cook trout in a dishwasher on The Tonight Show

Nicole Iizuka points out, “The dishwasher is basically a giant hot water bath circulator with the internal temperature reaching between 140 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit, more than hot enough to cook… let’s say a lobster tail.”

This idea isn’t exactly new; in fact, horror movie star and noted domestic gourmet Vincent Price was blowing Johnny Carson’s mind with a dishwasher meal on The Tonight Show decades ago.
Submitted by nocash at 2018-01-16 16:09pm to the Food forum.

Hawaii missile mess: That was no ‘wrong button.’ Take a look.

Pushing the “wrong button” was the explanation provided in an official timeline for that false warning that scared the devil out of people in Hawaii on Saturday morning alerting them to an incoming ballistic missile that never was. “The wrong button was pushed,” declared Vern Miyagi, head of the state’s emergency management agency.

But as The Washington Post’s Amy Wang reported, the errant employee actually was working with a drop-down menu on a computer program, from which the ...
Submitted by Duke of the Bump at 2018-01-16 15:40pm to the The World forum.

Kazakhstan’s New Alphabet Is Mocked for Its Apostrophes

In August, the linguists proposed using an alphabet that largely followed the Turkish model.

The president’s office, however, declared this a nonstarter because Turkish-style markers do not feature on a standard keyboard.

The scholars on the language commission, led by Erden Kazhybek, the head of the Institute of Linguistics in Almaty, then suggested using digraphs, or several letters to indicate a single sound, like “ch” in English.

This approach initially got a warmer reception from ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2018-01-16 12:55pm to the The World forum.

*sniff* Hegel on Donald Trump's *slurp* "Objective Humor" *awkward nose scratch*

In my past work, I used a joke, popular among dissidents, from the good old days of Really-Existing Socialism. In the 15th century Russia occupied by Mongols, a farmer and his wife walk along a dusty country road; a Mongol warrior on a horse stops at their side and tells the farmer that he will now rape his wife; he then adds: “But since there is a lot of dust on the ground, you should hold my testicles while I’m raping your wife, so that they would not get dirty!” After the Mongol ...
Submitted by Versorium at 2018-01-16 9:55am to the Politics forum.

Centrist Dems Launch Smear Campaign Against Young Trans Woman, All to Keep an Old Straight White Man in Power

This conspiracy theory mocks itself. The idea that Vladimir Putin sat in the Kremlin, steaming over Benjamin Cardin’s report on Russia, and thus developed a dastardly plot to rid himself of his daunting Maryland nemesis – “I know how to get rid of Cardin: I’ll have a trans woman who was convicted of felony leaking run against him!” – is too inane to merit any additional ridicule. But this is the climate in Washington: no conspiracy theory is too moronic, too demented, too ...
Submitted by somedongus at 2018-01-16 7:48am to the Politics forum.

‘Paddington 2’ is the Fourth Film to Score 100% on Rotten Tomatoes With Over 100 Reviews

The year has just begun, but one film has already netted the coveted “best reviewed film of the year” classification: Paddington 2. The film currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with 196 positive reviews. This makes Paddington 2 the second family film in history, and the fourth film overall, to remain at 100% with over 100 reviews. Find more details on the Paddington 2 Rotten Tomatoes score below.


Look out, Lady Bird – Paddington 2 is gunning for you. The sequel to the utterly ...
Submitted by Double The Fist at 2018-01-16 7:43am to the Movies forum.

Trump Administration Waives Punishment For Convicted Banks, Including Deutsche — Which Trump Owes Millions

The Trump administration has waived part of the punishment for five megabanks whose affiliates were convicted and fined for manipulating global interest rates. One of the Trump administration waivers was granted to Deutsche Bank — which is owed at least $130 million by President Donald Trump and his business empire, and has also been fined for its role in a Russian money laundering scheme.
Submitted by somedongus at 2018-01-16 7:33am to the Crime forum.

N.S. man arrested after home nearly demolished with front-end loader

A 51-year-old suspect is in police custody after an early morning rampage that saw him allegedly attempt to level a home with a front-end loader on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island.
Submitted by MaulLove at 2018-01-16 5:52am to the Crime forum.

Please stop politicizing Martin Luther King Day. It's a day for national unity, not political division

Mama mia! That's a spicy-ah hot take!
Submitted by Double The Fist at 2018-01-16 4:18am to the Horseshit! forum.