New Girl Scout badges focus on cyber crime

The move to instill "a valuable 21st century skill set" in girls best known for cookie sales is also aimed at eliminating barriers to cyber security employment, such as gender and geography, said Sylvia Acevedo, the CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

"From arming older girls with the tools to address this reality to helping younger girls protect their identities via internet safety, the launch of our national cyber security badge initiative represents our advocacy of cyber preparedness," she ...
Submitted by Tingleberries at 2017-06-23 17:29pm to the Crime forum.

“I’m A Working Person. That’s My Life”: A Q&A with Paul Ryan Challenger Randy Bryce

On June 18, Wisconsin ironworker Randy Bryce announced his campaign to unseat Speaker Paul Ryan with a campaign ad that instantly went viral. In it, he talks about his own battle with cancer and his mother’s needs as a patient with multiple sclerosis. He attacks Ryan’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act. And he presents himself as an outsider, populist candidate who can re-energize the Democratic Party. “I decided to run for office because not everyone is seated at the table,” he ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-06-23 17:21pm to the Politics forum.

David Brooks: Mis-Educating the Young

For example, build identity capital. If you are going to be underemployed, do it in a way that people are going to find interesting later on. Nobody is ever going to ask you, “What was it like being a nanny?” They will ask you, “What was it like leading excursions of Outward Bound?”
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-06-23 17:20pm to the Horseshit! forum.

Jeet Heer: In Defense of Nancy Pelosi

Jon Ossoff’s disappointing loss in Tuesday’s special election in Georgia has triggered rebellious feelings within the Democratic rank-and-file, as some call for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to step aside. “I think you’d have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top,” Filemon Vela, a congressman from Texas, told Politico. “Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost. But she certainly is one of the reasons.” Vela’s impassioned comments ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-06-23 17:19pm to the Politics forum.

The Story Behind Mass Effect: Andromeda's Troubled Five-Year Development

In 2012, as work on Mass Effect 3 came to a close, a small group of top BioWare employees huddled to talk about the next entry in their epic sci-fi franchise. Their goal, they decided, was to make a game about exploration—one that would dig into the untapped potential of the first three games. Instead of visiting just a few planets, they said, what if you could explore hundreds?

Five years later, it’s hard to find anyone who’s ecstatic with the results. Mass Effect: Andromeda, released ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2017-06-23 16:58pm to the Video Games forum.


AFTER PRESIDENT DONALD Trump’s upset election victory, Democratic insiders who worked on Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid weren’t necessarily relegated to the sidelines. Many, in fact, are cashing in as lobbyists — by working to advance Trump’s agenda.
Lobbying records show that some Democratic fundraisers, who raised record amounts of campaign cash for Clinton, are now retained by top telecom interests to help repeal the strong net neutrality protections established during ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-06-23 17:20pm to the Politics forum.

Supreme Court says woman can sue Facebook in B.C. courts

...A lower court approved her suit, but the British Columbia Court of Appeal stayed the case, saying it should properly be pursued in California, where Facebook is based.

The appeal court said all potential users of Facebook must agree to its terms of use, which include a forum selection and choice-of-law clause requiring that disputes be resolved in California according to California law

In a 4-3 decision today, the Supreme Court calls the clause unenforceable.
Submitted by Disruptive Emotional-Support Pig at 2017-06-23 17:00pm to the The World forum.

Cops Discover Meth Lab, Golf Cart Chop Shop In Retirement Community Garage

The Villages, a hilariously-large retirement community in Florida, is the fastest-growing “city” in the country—with more than 117,000 people, 48 golf courses, geriatric sex (with a resulting high rate of STDs), and absolutely no children (they’re only permitted to visit for up to 30 days a year). Residents primarily drive golf carts, with some luxury models costing up to $25,000; others were tricked out last year in support of Donald Trump. In 2005 the corporate-owned and ...
Submitted by Qfwfq at 2017-06-23 16:54pm to the Crime forum.

A White St. Louis Police Officer Reportedly Shot a Black Colleague Whom He Mistook for a Criminal

A St. Louis Post-Dispatch piece describes the Wednesday night incident but does not identify the officers involved by race. A local Fox affiliate's report says the officer who fired his gun was white and the officer who was hit is black. Neither has been identified by name. The officer who was shot was reportedly treated at a hospital for an arm wound and released Thursday.
Submitted by nocash at 2017-06-23 16:50pm to the Crime forum.

Cops Deliver Awkward Update On Controversial Shooting Death Via Destiny Livestream

In addition to regular channels, the Seattle Police Department has a unique approach to communicating with the public. On Twitch, they play Destiny and talk about everything from graffiti to protests to their own investigation processes. Recently, however, they used it to give an update on the controversial shooting of Charleena Lyles.
Submitted by nocash at 2017-06-23 16:00pm to the Video Games forum.

After the Fire

In 2016, a group known as the Grenfell Action Group published a blog alleging Feilding-Mellen may be “inappropriately using his position of power on the Council for his personal benefit”—on the basis that he purchased a house in the Latimer area, which has since been targeted by the council for regeneration, and may have done so with the knowledge that this would increase the property’s value.
Submitted by nocash at 2017-06-23 14:38pm to the Crime forum.

Ghost Candidates Are Not Acceptable

As far as I know, Rodney Stooksbury is an actual living human being. I have even spoken with someone who has spoken with someone who swears he exists.
Submitted by nocash at 2017-06-23 14:36pm to the Politics forum.

Dems huddle to discuss Pelosi frustrations

Roughly a dozen frustrated Democrats huddled Thursday on Capitol Hill to discuss the party’s path back to the majority — a process some lawmakers maintain can’t happen with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) remaining at the helm.

Reps. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) and Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), who organized the meeting, characterized it as a simple conversation about how best to improve the Democrats’ prospects after a string of special-election losses that included Tuesday’s ...
Submitted by nocash at 2017-06-23 14:29pm to the Politics forum.

Jeremy Corbyn vows to 'force an early election' as poll names him public's favourite for Prime Minister

Acting Prime Minister seeks official confirmation of position.
Submitted by raith at 2017-06-23 14:23pm to the Politics forum.

Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

But in the end, in late December, Obama approved a modest package combining measures that had been drawn up to punish Russia for other issues — expulsions of 35 diplomats and the closure of two Russian compounds — with economic sanctions so narrowly targeted that even those who helped design them describe their impact as largely symbolic.

Obama also approved a previously undisclosed covert measure that authorized planting cyber weapons in Russia’s infrastructure, the digital equivalent ...
Submitted by Knuckles at 2017-06-23 13:48pm to the The World forum.

How the British Government subjected thousands of people to chemical and biological warfare trials during Cold War

During the Cold War, the British Government used the general public as unwitting biological and chemical warfare guinea pigs on a much greater scale than previously thought, according to new historical research.

In more than 750 secret operations, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Britons were subjected to ‘mock’ biological and chemical warfare attacks launched from aircraft, ships and road vehicles.
Submitted by terriblefred at 2017-06-23 13:23pm to the Crime forum.

Private landlords aren't being forced to fire-test housing block cladding - even if it's similar to Grenfell Tower

Submitted by raith at 2017-06-23 12:50pm to the Crime forum.

Man blames police for death of ten puppies after he was taken into custody

A MAN with learning difficulties has blamed Essex Police for the death of ten puppies after he was taken into custody.

James Gardiner admitted restricting a constable in the execution of his duty when he appeared at Colchester Magistrates’ Court.


“He refused to be handcuffed. A police officer suffered a cut to his finger.”

He told the court the report stated there was saliva on the police officer’s finger and he required medical treatment at hospital.
Submitted by raith at 2017-06-23 12:19pm to the Crime forum.

Rupert Murdoch called a cunt at Hackney cinema

According to local Hackney news site Loving Dalston, the pair were spotted by a young Corbynista who shouted: “We are the majority now, you c***!”
Submitted by raith at 2017-06-23 12:15pm to the Movies forum.

Jets owner Woody Johnson asked to be U.S. ambassador to the UK

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, the White House announced Thursday night.

If Johnson is nominated and approved by the senate, his younger brother, Christopher Johnson, 58, will assume the role of chairman and CEO of the Jets, the team announced.

Christopher Johnson, a minority owner who lives in New York, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the team.

The news comes as no surprise, as Trump ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2017-06-23 11:43am to the Sports forum.