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Christine Blasey Ford hypnotized by her therapist probably: Jeanine Pirro of Fox News [Video]

I regret to inform you The Sexual Assault Network is at it again. “Is this hypnosis? Is this confabulation?” That’s Judge Jeanine Pirro on Fox News, talking about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s report of surviving an attempted rape at the hands of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. From Media Matters for America… TRANSCRIPT: JEANINE PIRRO: This is […]

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A flag of… young women’s underwear? Photo from Kavanaugh’s college years reveals misogynist antics

Young Brett Kavanaugh belonged to a wild fraternity at Yale that was reviled for misogyny and drunken woman-degrading antics. Allegations of sexual assault follow more than half a dozen DKE members, including its president. And now, Brett Kavanaugh. This archival photograph from the year Kavanaugh was a sophomore at the University, and already inducted into […]

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A portrait of Maria Butina, as told through the accused Russian agent’s social media profiles

NPR reporters poked around in Maria Butina’s social media world, looking at the accused Russian agent’s thousands of social media friends and reaching out to over 200 individuals. The resulting investigation paints a portrait of Butina’s life, from Siberia, to the tight-knit Moscow pro-guns shooting community, to D.C, Las Vegas, Washington state, and South Dakota. […]

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This ‘Emoji First Amendment’ coffee mug supports good journalism ☕

It’s an emoji-fied version of the First Amendment to the US Constitution. I love these “First Emojiment” coffee mugs and t-shirts from TechDirt Gear. All proceeds support Techdirt’s reporting on free speech, technology and innovation. I’m grabbing one now. <!– xeni jardin Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing’s […]

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Hurricane Florence makes pig poop ponds overflow in North Carolina

And you thought 2018 couldn’t get more grimly, disgustingly, apocalyptically fucked up. There are roughly 4,000 “hog-waste lagoons,” that is the official term folks, in North Carolina. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality today says a number of these pork poo ponds are at risk of flooding and overflowing. […]

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SpaceX reveals first moon passenger: Yusaku Maezawa, Japanese fashion billionaire

Elon Musk’s SpaceX revealed the name of the person who is set to become the first private space tourist to travel to the moon: Yusaku Maezawa. The Japanese businessman is the billionaire founder and CEO of online fashion retailer Zozo. From the company: SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the […]

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#Emmys: Glenn Weiss proposes to his girlfriend while winning an Emmy for Best Directing for a Variety Special

During the 2018 Emmys, Director Glenn Weiss proposed to his girlfriend Jen. He won an Emmy for Best Directing for a Variety Special. Oh yeah, and she said yes. Glenn Weiss pulled off a public proposal during his #Emmys speech (she said yes!) pic.twitter.com/u17NCxKBEK — New York Magazine (@NYMag) September 18, 2018 WATCH: Glenn Weiss […]

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Twitter is bringing back the reverse chronological feed of tweets

“We’re working on new ways to give you more control over your timeline,” Twitter Support tweeted tonight (during the Emmys live broadcast). Better harassment and abuse protections, you say? Nope. They’re bringing back the reverse chronological feed. Tweets below. 2/ We’ve learned that when showing the best Tweets first, people find Twitter more relevant and […]

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Mozilla’s Firefox & Apple’s Safari browsers add anti-Facebook and Google privacy protections

Care about your data privacy? Here’s a good reason to stop using the Google Chrome browser, and use Firefox or Safari instead on your desktop, laptop, and mobile devices. Facebook, Google, and many other online ad businesses are tracking pretty much everything you do online, through your web browser and apps, to figure out how […]

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Boston: One person dead, others injured after dozens of gas explosions and fires

At least 1 person is dead and 80 homes and businesses burned across three Boston suburbs – Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover this afternoon after a high-pressure gas main explosion rocked the area shortly after 3:00 PM EST. Authorities say an 18-year-old has died after a house exploded north of Boston, sending a chimney crashing […]

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Guess what crime ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ writer was just charged with

A Portland, Oregon-based romance novelist has been charged with a crime she once wrote about. Nancy Crampton Brophy, author of an instructional online essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband,” has been charged in connection with the death of her husband, Daniel Brophy. He was a chef. She shot him in the kitchen where he […]

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Apple Watch Series 4: A Closer First Look [PHOTOS]

At today’s Apple Event in Cupertino, the company unveiled a Series 4 of its watch, and repositioned it as more of a health device. The Apple Watch Series 4 now packs an electrocardiogram, fall detection, and an impressive updated display. Photos and official launch day details, below. The promise, from Apple: “help users stay connected, […]

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Silicone dish scrubbers: one year of use, far less gross than a sponge

I’ve been using these silicone dish scrubbers for about a year. They are far less gross than sponges. All the tales of sponge-nastiness got to me last year. I decided that some silicone scrubbers were worth trying out, and a small expense if they did not work out. These silicone scrubbers work fantastically! Pictured are […]

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George Papadopoulos gets 14 days in jail, former Trump campaign adviser must also pay $9,500 fine

Former Trump campaign adviser (and coffee boy) George Papadopoulos was sentenced to 14 days in jail, a year of supervised release, 200 hours of community service, and a $9,500 fine after pleading guilty to lying to federal agents in connection with the Russia investigation. Papadopoulos, who President Trump called a “low-level volunteer,” was a foreign […]

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VIDEO: Stevie Wonder performs ‘As’ at Aretha Franklin’s funeral

America, we needed this. Stevie Wonder performs at the funeral of Aretha Franklin, August 31, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan. [embedded content] [YouTube Link] Read the lyrics below. Read them. When Stevie performed this at the Queen of Soul’s funeral, my beloved and I were watching, yesterday, surrounded by our dogs, mourning her loss along with […]

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Those weird sonic attacks at U.S. embassies? Microwave weapons, experts say.

Remember the stories over the past year or so about mysterious attacks at U.S. embassies harming diplomatic staff and their families? William J. Broad’s story in the New York Times today reports that doctors and scientists are now coming to the conclusion that microwave weapon strikes capable of causing “sonic delusions” and brain damage are […]

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Aretha Franklin honored at Buckingham Palace by British Army during Changing of the Guard

The life of Aretha Franklin is being celebrated today in Detroit, at what is already described as a legendary memorial service. Earlier today, the British Army paid tribute to the late singer during the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in London. [embedded content] From the British Army: Crowds attending the Changing of the […]

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Ian M. Smith, Homeland Security staffer tied to white supremacists, was in White House policy meetings with Stephen Miller

Ian M. Smith, former Department of Homeland Security staffer, has been the subject of recent reports that link him to Nazi and White Supremacist social groups. This guy worked for DHS. This is really bad stuff: “Smith responded to a group dinner invitation whose host said his home would be ‘judenfrei,’ a German word used […]

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In-N-Out donates $25,000 to California Republican Party, under Trump. There’s a boycott.

In-N-Out, the popular California burger chain, just dropped $25,000 on the California GOP under Donald Trump. Et tu In-N-Out? Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican Party… it’s time to #BoycottInNOut – let Trump and his cronies support these creeps… perhaps animal style!https://t.co/9zkdFaG5CJ — EricBauman (@EricBauman) August 30, 2018 There’s a #BoycottInNOut […]

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DO NOT travel to North Korea, what’s left of the U.S. State Dept. warns Americans

“Do not travel” to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the U.S. State Department warned American citizens in a renewed advisory on Friday. Americans who insist on traveling to North Korea despite the dire warning should be sure to draft a will and talk about their funeral and burial wishes with loved ones before they […]

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Amazon not releasing new Woody Allen movie as planned

“Oh no! For the first time since 1981 there will be no Woody Allen this year,” lulzed Joe Berkowitz, speaking for me also, and everyone who’s grossed out by Woody Allen. “NOW how will we get our required annual dosage of shrewish women complicating a nervous man’s life?” Excerpt from Joe’s piece for Fast Company: Page […]

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