Tag: America

Toxic Mooseculinity

The twitter account @TheScaryNature posted this image with the caption “these two Bull Moose died in battle and became frozen in ice”, and the only thing I can think of is “Toxic mooseculinity.” The photographer, as revealed by Google’s reverse image search feature, is Brad Webster: Webster says there are several theories on what happened […]

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Apple apparently files for bizarre ‘Bald Eagle 5G’ trademark

In one of Apple’s most unusual 5G developments to date, the company appears to have filed for a new 5G-related trademark in the Netherlands: “Apple Bald Eagle 5G,” specifically listed as being used for mobile telecommunications network services in Benelux. The trademark filing with Benelux’s Office for Intellectual Property (spotted by LetsGoDigital) […]

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America. In Black.: A VSB Essay Series About the Unique and Individual Experiences of Black People in America

Graphic: Jim Cooke (Gizmodo Media Group) America. In Black.America. In Black. is a weekly essay series that examines the myriad experiences of blackness in the United States.   One of the best parts about VSB over the course of our existence—which is going on 11 years(!!!!!) come March—is that we’ve had […]

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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Cleared To Oversee Russia Investigation: Report

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker addresses the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference on December 07, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Trump delivered the closing address speaking about the department’s strategy for reducing violent crime.Photo: Jamie Squire (Getty Images) We are entering really dangerous territory as Justice Department ethics officials have […]

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Duolingo adds courses for Hawaiian and Navajo languages

HONOLULU, October 8, 2018—Imagine walking into your favorite coffee shop, and saying, “I kapukino naʻu, ke ʻoluʻolu,” and the barista replies, “ʻĀ ʻoia! Pehea ka nui?” This is the Hawaiʻi 1 that those in the Hawaiian-language revitalization movement imagine. A Hawaiʻi where you can use ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language, everywhere. Now, a new online […]

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Says America ‘Was Never That Great’

NEW YORK (CBS Local) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has worked to portray himself as a major opponent to President Trump, offered a controversial alternative to the president’s famous campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” at a bill signing on Wednesday. “We are not going to make America great again. It was never […]

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U.S. Auto Sales, July 2018: Plenty of Red … Unless You’re Fiat Chrysler

Major manufacturers saw their fortunes take a dip in July, with red ink spilling across the page like an airport departures board during a snowstorm. More than ever, sales performance seems tied to the number of crossovers and SUVs available at a given OEM. Sedan heavy marques are taking a beating. Even Ford’s strong selling […]

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Nothing Reminds You That You’re Black in White America Like Trying to Buy a House Does

Photo: fizkes (iStock) Five weeks ago, moments after landing back in Pittsburgh after a two-day long trip to Chicago, I switched off airplane mode, checked my phone, and saw a transcribed voicemail from my mortgage consultant, asking me to call him back. We were 11 days away from closing. The loan and the interest rate […]

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Nothing Reminds You That You’re Black in White America Like Trying to Buy a House 

Photo: fizkes (iStock) Five weeks ago, moments after landing back in Pittsburgh after a two-day long trip to Chicago, I switched off airplane mode, checked my phone, and saw a transcribed voicemail from my mortgage consultant, asking me to call him back. We were 11 days away from closing. The loan and the interest rate […]

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Indian H-1B applicants face particular scrutiny in Trump’s work visa crackdown

Coming to the U.S. on a work visa is getting harder across the board, but workers from India in particular are feeling the effects of recent policy shifts from the Trump administration. A new report from the National Foundation for American Policy sheds light on how the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order from […]

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Russian indictments show that the US needs federal oversight of election security

Adam Eichen Contributor Phoebe Wong Contributor Phoebe Wong is executive director of EqualCitizens.US, a democracy reform non profit based in Washington DC. She was formerly a senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and consultant at the World Bank. President Trump’s Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, on the heels of 12 […]

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Link About It: The Last Blockbuster Video Store in America

The Last Blockbuster Video Store in America on 17 July 2018 From 9,000 stores in 2004 to just one last hold-out today, Blockbuster has suffered under the hands of digital rentals and modern consumer habits. Located in the central Oregon city of Bend, Sandi Harding’s Blockbuster isn’t just there for pictures—she’s actually renting out films. […]

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This Is the America White People Wished For. This Is the America White People Want

Screenshot: CNN (YouTube) Since the 2016 presidential election, I have read and I have heard from people—mostly white but some nonwhite—that it’s unfair to generalize about white people just because Donald Trump is now our president. The rush to defend themselves has been so unceasing that #NotAllWhitePeople has become a popular and synopsizing shorthand for […]

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China’s largest music streaming business is planning a US IPO

Fresh from Spotify’s unique direct listing in the U.S., another huge streaming service is about to follow suit and go public in America. Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) has nothing like the global profile of Spotify, but China’s top streaming service is heading for the U.S. public markets according to a filing made this weekend by […]

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California bigot attempts to ‘apologize’ for hateful 4th of July rant, gets more xenophobic instead

You can’t show up on people’s porches and pull this crap, Larry. Like many Americans, Larry Lappin woke up on Independence Day, dressed himself in some over-the-top American garb, and proceeded to get day drunk.  Unlike many Americans, Lappin, 52, of Petaluma, CA, also accosted his neighbors—allegedly for playing Spanish-language music in their own home—and bombarded them with […]

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TMGcore is running high-efficiency crypto mines in Texas

Out on the plains of East Texas, not far from Dallas, a company called TMGcore is mining crypto. The company, funded to the tune of $70 million, will be mining multiple cryptocurrencies and is using some unique technology to ensure that it doesn’t eat up an entire city’s worth of energy. “TMGcore will be one […]

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40 Ways White People Say ‘White People’ Without Actually Saying ‘White People’

Photo: iStock 1. Americans 2. Real Americans 3. Middle America 4. Working-class Americans 5. Patriots 6. Europeans 7. Southerners 8. Midwesterners 9. Millenials 10. Christians 11. Evangelicals 12. Red-state voters 13. Rust Belt voters 14. Conservatives 15. Republicans 16. Suburbanites 17. Gentrifiers 18. Families 19. Veterans 20. Soccer moms 21. Management 22. Law enforcement 23. […]

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