Rudy Giuliani Rushed Into Emergency Surgery After Fall

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was rushed into emergency surgery over the weekend after he fell while on vacation in Long Island. “I was a catcher from a very young age, and I have suffered with ‘catcher’s knee’ for years, and the doctors said it would deteriorate,” Giuliani told Page Six after he had surgery on his quadriceps tendon. “I tried to get up but [my wife] Judith ordered me not to move. If it hadn’t been for her, the injury would have been a lot worse.” The ...
Submitted by The Accursed Millennial at 2017-08-16 17:25pm to the Politics forum.

Yair Netanyahu says leftists more dangerous than neo-Nazis

The son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said American left-wing groups are more dangerous than neo-Nazis.

Weighing in on the weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a far-right march, and US President Donald Trump’s controversial statements that “both sides were to blame” for the deadly incident, Yair Netanyahu said he was far more concerned by leftist organizations that have recently come into public focus.

Submitted by meat bingo at 2017-08-16 16:09pm to the Politics forum.

How a board game about bitter legal struggles became a bitter legal struggle

On January 29, 2015, Andrew Yoon, 29, went to McKinney Falls State Park in Austin, Texas with his cousin, Seung Hyun Yoon, and a friend, Kayla Atkins. They decided to go swimming, a fairly common activity at the park despite signs cautioning against it, and took turns jumping from the rocks into the water below. When Andrew’s turn came, Kayla sang part of Europe’s “The Final Countdown” as she filmed him leaping.
Submitted by nocash at 2017-08-16 15:56pm to the Video Games forum.

Mpls. Diner Responds To Photos Of Workers Dressed As Nazis

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The general manager of a popular Minneapolis restaurant says two employees no longer work there after a picture surfaced of them in Nazi uniforms.

The restaurant received dozens of complaints on its Facebook page Tuesday. Other commenters said the people in the picture are World War II reenactors.

Submitted by Enki Don't at 2017-08-16 15:51pm to the Politics forum.

Baltimore removed all 4 of its Confederate statues overnight

In a stunningly swift move, Baltimore removed all four of its Confederate statues in the middle of the night Tuesday, only one day after the removal was approved by the city council.

n a stunningly swift move, Baltimore removed all four of its Confederate statues in the middle of the night Tuesday, only one day after the removal was approved by the city council.
Submitted by Enki Don't at 2017-08-16 14:51pm to the Politics forum.

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

It’s easy to treat people like them as straw men: one-dimensional, backward beings fueled by hatred and ignorance. But if we want to prevent the spread of extremist, supremacist views, we need to understand how these views form and why they stick in the minds of some people.
Submitted by nocash at 2017-08-16 14:10pm to the Science forum.

Liberals Helped Create Trump’s New Bogeyman, the “Alt-Left”

We shouldn’t be surprised that Trump is unwilling to blame white supremacists for the fatal violence that struck Charlottesville on August 12, even when one of their cohort murdered an innocent woman, Heather Heyer, who was protesting their presence in her city. We shouldn’t be surprised because his every deed and utterance has shown that he either holds similar views or is merely content to let them flourish. Nor should we be surprised by his use of the term “alt-left.” The only way he ...
Submitted by nocash at 2017-08-16 14:02pm to the Politics forum.

Toasters of the 1920s

The advent of electricity in the home spawned a plethora of gadgets to make life in the kitchen much easier, including the toaster. Women previously relied on manual tools such as toasting forks and racks designed for use over an open fire or gas flame. The heyday of the electric toaster began in the 1920s when, according to an article on American Heritage.com, sales of electric toasters increased from 400,000 to 1.2 million by the end of the decade. This is also the same decade pre-sliced ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2017-08-16 6:04am to the Food forum.

Neo-nazi site The Daily Stormer moves to the darkweb, but promises a comeback

After being ejected by three different domain services, prominent neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has moved their site to the dark web.

The new site is now only available through the Tor network, which allows users to set up their own domains. The original site, Dailystormer.com, is now fully offline.
Submitted by SharoKham at 2017-08-16 5:26am to the Politics forum.

Democrats Fret as Clinton Book Rollout Looms

Democrats, reveling in President Donald Trump’s plummeting popularity and the Republican Party’s civil wars, are looking forward to September. Except for one thing: the rollout of Hillary Clinton’s next book right after Labor Day.

Clinton has promised to “let my guard down” in the book, “What Happened,” explaining her shocking loss to Trump in November. She has already offered up several explanations, blaming Russian interference, former FBI director James Comey, and misogyny, ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2017-08-15 23:07pm to the Politics forum.

'It still fits': Diamond ring missing since 2004 turns up on garden carrot

When Mary Grams lost her diamond engagement ring in the garden in 2004, she thought it was gone for good.

This week it was found on a carrot, plucked from the soil on the family farm.

"I recognized it right away," she said.

Grams, 84, said she thinks she lost the ring while pulling a large weed from the garden in September 2004.
Submitted by thirteen3seven at 2017-08-15 20:39pm to the The World forum.

Documenting America’s Long, Venerable Tradition of Roadside Dinosaurs

Photographer John Margolies spent nearly 40 years documenting what we now know as “roadside Americana”—the gas stations, motels, drive-ins, and diners that attracted road trippers with quirky signs and kooky architecture. In 2017, a year after Margolies died at the age of 76, the Library of Congress made its Margolies holdings available online—more than 11,000 color photos of food-shaped restaurants, catchy neon signs, and an intriguingly large number of dinosaurs.
Submitted by nocash at 2017-08-15 19:41pm to the The World forum.

A Letter to my Liberal Friends

It takes a lot to let go of your belief in the system. Moderate conservatives and a fair few market liberals are still clinging with quasi-religious desperation to their faith that the shuddering, mortgaged machine of Western democracy will stop bad things from happening, at least in their town. Many of the same people have persuaded themselves over the years that the young men publishing manifestos and gunning down civilians in cold blood were simply mentally ill “lone wolves.”
Submitted by nocash at 2017-08-15 19:35pm to the Politics forum.

Trump: 'I'm not going to rule out a military option' in Venezuela

President Donald Trump on Friday said he would not rule out a "military option" in Venezuela as the ruling regime there consolidates power.

"We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option, if necessary," Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf club on Friday.

The president did not answer a question about whether American troops would lead a potential operation.

"We don't talk about it. But a military operation, a military option, is certainly something we could ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-15 18:29pm to the The World forum.

James Fields Jr, suspect in Charlottesville terror attack, was 'infatuated' with Nazis, teacher says

The man police said rammed his car into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally was "very infatuated with the Nazis," according to one of his high school teachers.

James Alex Fields Jr. also wanted to join the Army but wasn't allowed to enlist because of his mental health history, the teacher said. The 20-year-old grew up in Union, Kentucky, and recently moved to Northwest Ohio.

Fields was arraigned Monday morning on a second-degree murder charge, as well as malicious wounding ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-15 18:30pm to the Crime forum.

Facebook 'dark ads' can swing political opinions, research shows

Using “psychographic” profiles of individual voters generated from publicly stated interests really does work, according to new research presented at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The controversial practice allows groups to hone their messages to match the personality types of their targets during political campaigning, and is being used by firms including Cambridge Analytica and AggregateIQ to better target voters with political advertising with so-called “dark ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-15 18:31pm to the Science forum.

Attorney says he'll go after alt-right websites that falsely blamed Michigan man

A Michigan man was falsely accused by conservative and alt-right websites as being the driver of Saturday’s deadly car attack on anti-racist protesters in central Virginia, in the hours after the tragedy, according to the man's attorney.

The man, who the Detroit Free Press is not naming because his family reported online they have received threats, wrote on Facebook that he drives a 2009 Chevy Impala, not the vehicle involved in the fatal attack in Charlottesville, Va.

"im not the one," he ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-15 18:32pm to the Crime forum.

White nationalist Richard Spencer: Trump 'didn't condemn us,' and 'only a dumb person' would take his statement seriously

President Donald Trump condemned his movement when he denounced neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and white supremacists.

"His statement today was more kumbaya nonsense," said Spencer, who attended and was slated to speak at the white nationalist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. "Only a dumb person would take those lines seriously."

Trump said on Monday that "racism is evil" and denounced "the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-15 18:33pm to the Politics forum.

Trump hits CEOs who left manufacturing council over Charlottesville as 'grandstanders'

Since Monday, three CEO have stepped down from their advisory roles. Merck's Ken Frazier did so on Monday morning, followed by Under Armour's Kevin Plank and Intel's Brian Krzanich.
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Since Monday, three CEO have stepped down from their advisory roles. Merck's Ken Frazier did so on Monday morning, followed by Under Armour's Kevin Plank and Intel's Brian Krzanich.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-15 18:35pm to the Politics forum.

David Crosby: Talent, not politics, behind Nugent’s Rock Hall snub

David Crosby says fellow rocker Ted Nugent has been kept out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because he’s not good enough, not because of his politics.

Crosby responded to a fan’s question about whether political correctness kept Nugent out of the Hall by saying Monday on Twitter that Nugent “just isn’t good enough.” He also used an expletive to describe Nugent.

Nugent told Albany, New York, radio station WQBK-FM last week he hasn’t been inducted into the Cleveland-based Rock ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-08-15 18:37pm to the Music forum.