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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Lev Parnas: "President Trump knew exactly what was going on."

quote [ Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, talks with Rachel Maddow in an exclusive interview about the extent of Donald Trump's knowledge of the work he was doing to manipulate the president of Ukraine to help Trump smear political rival Joe Biden. ]

The jig is up. Parnas says Trump, Giuliani, Barr, Pence and Nunes were all in on it, and it had nothing to do with fighting corruption. He has texts, notes, and tons of other documentation, which is now in the hands of the House Democrats.

(feel like I'm channelling bbqkink, but Maddow has the scoop of the decade here)
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Interesting]
[by hellboy@6:18amGMT] [9 comments]

Monday, 23 December 2019

Finland is winning the war on fake news. Other nations want the blueprint

quote [ Russia's neighbor has developed a plan for countering misinformation. Can it be exported to the rest of the world? ]

Meanwhile here in the US one of the major parties is actively opposing election security, Facebook has open for business when it comes to fascist disinformation, and media consolidation means investigative journalism is dying.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Underrated]
[by hellboy@11:54amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 16 November 2019

The Wild Story of How Mary Steenburgen Wrote the Best Original Movie Song of the Year

quote [ Oscar-winning actress Mary Steenburgen went under the knife for a routine surgery in 2009. Hours later, she woke up as a different person — and became a great songwriter. ]

This is weird but true. Mild spoilers for the movie Wild Rose.

YouTube of a bunch of remixed celebrity impressions in the extended.

[SFW] [music] [+3 Interesting]
[by hellboy@10:18pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 7 November 2019

An Oral History Of Blade Runner's 2019 Los Angeles, Because The Future Has Arrived

quote [ It took place in November 2019. Pretty soon, Blade Runner will take place in the past. ]

Tyrell: You were made as well as we could make you.
Batty: But not to last.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+1 Original]
[by hellboy@6:16pmGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 2 November 2019

I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb

quote [ How easy is it to exploit Airbnb? While searching for my grifter, I found out. ]

Yet another reason why this company is bad news. No real vetting and a poor refund system means an open door policy to gangsters.

(Does anyone else think the logo looks like a ball sack with a micropenis?)
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+7 Interesting]
[by hellboy@11:52amGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 19 August 2019

The three words that can save your life

quote [ Police want everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives. ]

Pretty clever, wouldn't be surprised to see this become ubiquitous.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Good]
[by hellboy@2:43amGMT] [10 comments]

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

This Is How Human Extinction Could Play Out

quote [ Food-system collapse, sea-level rise, disease. In his new book "Falter," Bill McKibben asks, "Is it Too Late?" ]

Happy Hump Day!

On a related note, the Netflix nature doc Our Planet is stunningly beautiful, explicitly acknowledges the threat humans pose to their home planet, and argues it's not yet too late.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+4]
[by hellboy@10:10pmGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 29 March 2019

The Green New Deal and the case against incremental climate policy

quote [ The only way Democrats can hope to pass climate legislation is by radically shaking up the status quo balance of powers. ]

People who think the Green New Deal isn't realistic can't seem to come up with a better idea.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Underrated]
[by hellboy@12:26amGMT] [18 comments]

Thursday, 28 March 2019

The Real Problem With Trigger Warnings

quote [ Alerts about classroom reading have been accused of weakening America’s college students. But they might not do anything at all. ]

Trigger warning: you still have to jack off a horse.

[SFW] [health] [+1 Underrated]
[by hellboy@1:06pmGMT] [7 comments]

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Devin Nunes Is Suing His Imaginary Mom, His Imaginary Cow, and Twitter

quote [ No really. ]

Before the lawsuit, Devin Nunes' Cow had 1204 followers. It now has over 100,000. Do these dumbfucks understand how social media works? "They do now," says the cow.

[NSFW] [humor] [+9 Funny]
[by hellboy@8:02pmGMT] [6 comments]

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