Atlanta belongs to the roaches now. We merely live here.

Plenty of my fellow Atlantans have, anecdotally, observed a worse-than-usual cockroach season this year. They’re dropping from the ceilings at night and landing on our faces. They’re setting up shop inside our liquor cabinets. They’re assembling armadas around our front doors. “I see them scurry through the streets at night,” Catie Leary, a downtown Decatur resident, tweeted recently. “One flew and landed on my shoulder last week. One crawled across a book I was reading, and I ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2019-08-16 17:02pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

'I was just 19 when I cycled up to a German officer and put two bullets in his head'

One sunny summer Sunday in 1944 Madeleine Riffaud hopped off her bicycle and followed a German officer who was taking a stroll on one of the most picturesque bridges over the River Seine in Paris.
He was taking in the view of Louvre and the Tuileries gardens when Riffaud, then just 19 and a trainee midwife, shooed a little boy away and took out her pistol.

"It happened all very quickly," she told AFP. "I didn't want to shoot him in the back... I wanted him to see me, so he would have time ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2019-08-16 17:00pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Millennials are determined to retire early. Here’s how that may actually be possible.

Start your own blog or YouTube channel — it could bring in bonus revenue

“Developing other income streams are vitally important. Not being solely dependent on the stock market is key to success,” says McGrath. “This also could entail seeking equity is smaller start-up companies by contributing your time and skill set as an advisor (if possible). Again, small income stream for a short time investment. Start your own blog or YouTube channel, contribute regularly to it (on a topic you ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-08-16 16:24pm to the Horseshit! forum.

'Bees, not refugees': the environmentalist roots of anti-immigrant bigotry

he environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting. Tanton lived to see his movement shape much of modern US immigration policy, but not this latest violent turn.

A hate-filled document allegedly linked to the man suspected of killing 22 people in El Paso on 3 August echoed the kind of rhetoric generally favored by the far right – and also had a decidedly environmentalist, Tanton-like bent. ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-08-16 15:13pm to the Crime forum.

R.I. prison worker placed on leave after truck driver pushes through ICE protesters

People scrambled and screamed as Captain Thomas Woodworth allegedly honked his horn around 10 p.m. and drove at the group blocking the staff parking lot at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Center.

Several people said they were injured when the truck struck them — and when other correctional officers used pepper spray on the protesters to get them away from the vehicle and let the driver out. Five people went to the hospital, including one man who suffered a broken leg and internal injuries, ...
Submitted by nocash at 2019-08-16 14:20pm to the Crime forum.

New York Times Staff Seems Pretty Fed Up With Dean Baquet's Explanations

If The New York Times was a person, I would say that they were going through it. On Tuesday, a top editor in the Washington bureau was demoted after he couldn’t stop posting racist tweets. A print headline on Tuesday about Donald Trump’s statements on a weekend of mass shootings was criticized, as the Times itself described it, “for lacking important context.” In order to bring order to chaos, Times executive editor Dean Baquet hosted a 75-minute town hall — and Slate has the ...
Submitted by nocash at 2019-08-16 14:11pm to the Politics forum.

There Is No Ethical Dissent Under Capitalism

Yesterday, the NFL announced that it had bought off Jay-Z’s once-seemingly resolute antagonism toward it by reaching an extensive, and presumably quite lucrative, partnership agreement with Jay-Z’s company, Roc Nation. The partnership’s aim is “to enhance the NFL’s live game experiences and to amplify the league’s social justice efforts.” This will include Roc Nation taking the lead on wrangling entertainers to perform at events like the Super Bowl, hopefully saving the NFL from ...
Submitted by nocash at 2019-08-16 14:03pm to the Sports forum.

Jackie Chan, NO!!!!!

Her former Forbidden Kingdom co-star Jackie Chan, perhaps Hong Kong’s most famous native son, also came under fire when he told China’s state broadcaster CCTV that the ongoing unrest was “heartbreaking and worrying for many” along with pledging his own support for a social-media campaign to protect the Chinese national flag from desecration by Hong Kong protesters.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-08-16 14:19pm to the Movies forum.

ArcelorMittal dumps cyanide into Little Calumet River, killing fish and shutting down Indiana Dunes

An Indiana steel plant dumped toxic levels of cyanide and ammonia-nitrogen in the Little Calumet River, killing fish and shutting down parts of the Indiana Dunes Wednesday.
Submitted by a murder of lawyers at 2019-08-16 14:04pm to the Crime forum.

Pacific islands will survive climate crisis because they 'pick our fruit', Australia's deputy PM says

Pacific island nations affected by the climate crisis will continue to survive “because many of their workers come here to pick our fruit”, Australia’s deputy prime minister has said.
Submitted by sacred animal at 2019-08-16 9:44am to the Horseshit! forum.

Jeffrey Epstein’s gal pal Ghislaine Maxwell spotted at In-N-Out Burger in first photos since his death

Maxwell, 57, the alleged madam to the multimillionaire pedophile, was scarfing down a burger, fries and shake al fresco at an In-N-Out Burger on Monday while reading “The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives,” a nonfiction best seller by journalist Ted Gup.
Submitted by sacred animal at 2019-08-16 6:17am to the Crime forum.

iFunny Has Become A Hub For White Nationalism

This week, an 18-year-old Ohio man was charged with threatening a federal officer. This came after law enforcement seized 15 rifles, 10 semiautomatic pistols, and 10,000 rounds of ammunition from his home. Justin Olsen came to the attention of authorities in the same way that several young white men who allegedly threatened to carry out mass shootings have — he posted about it online. The difference? Olsen’s main internet hangout wasn’t 8chan or Gab, but the meme-sharing website and app ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2019-08-16 3:54am to the Podcasts, Etc forum.

President Trump Eyes a New Real-Estate Purchase: Greenland

President Trump made his name on the world’s most famous island. Now he wants to buy the world’s biggest.

The idea of the U.S. purchasing Greenland has captured the former real-estate developer’s imagination, according to people familiar with the discussions, who said Mr. Trump has, with varying degrees of seriousness, repeatedly expressed interest in buying the ice-covered autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
Submitted by Haystack at 2019-08-16 2:38am to the The World forum.

The Air Raid Offense Invades an N.F.L. That It Already Conquered

It has been called basketball on grass. It also has been written off as a gimmick that can’t possibly work in the N.F.L. But with Kliff Kingsbury going full-bore with his version of the Air Raid offense in his first season as coach of the Arizona Cardinals, it is a safe bet that the hyperactive, pass-heavy college scheme is going to be the talk of the N.F.L. this fall.

People will talk about it if it works. Even more people will talk about it if it fails.
Submitted by Lurchi at 2019-08-15 22:17pm to the Sports forum.

Amazon is selling gas for 30 cents to promote Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and police had to intervene

Amazon’s latest marketing campaign for the Prime Video series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has not gone as planned, with the Santa Monica Police briefly shutting down a 30-cents-per-gallon promotion for gas due to traffic delays caused by eager customers, according to ABC 7 reporter John Gregory. The promotion has since resumed, with Amazon now working with the city to limit the number of cars in line to keep traffic running.

The absurdly cheap gas promotion was part of “Maisel Day,” a ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-08-15 21:56pm to the The Economy forum.

Biden allies float scaling back events to limit gaffes

Allies to Joe Biden have been floating the idea of altering the former vice president's schedule in an effort to reduce the gaffes he has made in recent days.

The allies, growing increasingly nervous about Biden's verbal flubs, have said it's an approach that's been suggested to campaign officials on the heels of the former vice president’s stumbles.

Biden has a tendency to make the blunders late in the day, his allies say, particularly after a long swing on the road, like he had last ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-08-15 21:43pm to the Politics forum.

White professor investigated for quoting James Baldwin's use of N-word

The Pulitzer-nominated poet Laurie Sheck, a professor at the New School in New York City, is being investigated by the university for using the N-word during a discussion about James Baldwin’s use of the racial slur.

The investigation has been condemned by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (Fire), which is calling on the New School to drop the “misguided” case because it “warns faculty and students that good-faith engagement with difficult political, social, and ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2019-08-15 21:21pm to the Education forum.

Gin and morals, please

As we continue clockwise around the room, Hogarth introduces us to the fictional Tom Nero. Appropriately named after the ruthless Roman emperor, Nero—in the series The Stages of Cruelty (1750-51)—typifies a four-part development of the immoral Londoner. In The First Stage of Cruelty, he sodomizes a dog with a wooden stick. Nero moves onto larger prey in The Second Stage of Cruelty, in which he beats a horse. These scenes are definitely a sign of burgeoning criminal behavior, but are they ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2019-08-15 20:55pm to the Arts forum.

The Aging Spacecraft of Deep Space

The twin Voyager spacecraft took off in 1977, carrying scientific instruments and golden records stuffed with information. Millions of miles away, they still communicate with Earth. They still collect data. But they are aging.

The spacecraft, traveling in slightly different directions, weaken every year. Their thrusters, which keep them steady, are degrading. Their power generators produce about 40 percent less electricity than they did at launch.

To keep the Voyagers going, engineers ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2019-08-15 20:42pm to the Science forum.

Why People Only See Money in Mia Khalifa's Story

The Internet exploded this week with former porn performer Mia Khalifa’s revelation that she made $12,000 from working in porn. To many, this dollar sum seemed wildly out of step with the degree of Khalifa’s viral fame: she has been called “the world’s most popular porn star” and is currently the second most popular porn performer on the tube site Pornhub. Soon after the five-figure divulgement, Khalifa, who left the adult industry years ago, started trending on Twitter, with ...
Submitted by DamnHead at 2019-08-15 19:11pm to the Off Topic News forum.