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  • Arnav Gupta: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    05/30/2019 6:57:19 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 40 replies
    The Heavy ^ | Updated May 30, 2019 at 3:26pm | Erin Laviola
    Arnav Gupta appears to have grown up in Bethesda, Maryland. An online search of records indicates that he graduated from the Landon School, a private college prep school for boys, in 2004. His picture was also included in a Landon Magazine article from 2013 that highlighted what alumni were up to. Gupta was pictured at Everest Base Camp in Nepal. You can see that page here. After high school, Gupta moved to Boston for college. He studied International Relations and Affairs at Boston University. He appears to have graduated in 2008. Arnav Gupta worked as a personal trainer while he...
  • Man sets himself on fire near White House

    05/29/2019 5:08:37 PM PDT · by jonascord · 81 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 29 2019 | Dan Mangan, Kevin Breuninger
    A man sets himself on fire Wednesday on the Ellipse in downtown Washington, across from the White House, the Secret Service said. A spokesman for the Washington Fire Department tells CNBC, “I can confirm that we’ve transported one patient with burns from the Ellipse and we’re now on the scene assisting law enforcement,” referring to Park Police and U.S. Secret Service officers. Alina Berzins says she was visiting the National Mall with two of her cousins from Bolivia when “we saw this man” on the Ellipse and “he starts running, and then we saw him covered in flames.”
  • Beltway, I-270 toll lane plan to move forward next week

    04/29/2019 11:02:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    WTOP ^ | April 29, 2019 | Max Smith
    Toll lane plans for parts of the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 are set to move forward next week, including plans for improvements to the American Legion Bridge. Maryland’s Board of Public Works — Gov. Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot — is set to formally designate the planned toll lanes as a public-private partnership on May 8 and to support plans for separate phases of construction. Once the public-private partnership designation is approved, the state expects to quickly issue a request for qualifications from private companies so that a short list of the private firms or...
  • It’s Over. Bethesda Has Nuked Fallout. (Vanity)

    12/28/2018 4:13:51 PM PST · by Kudsman · 52 replies
    Opinion | 12/28/18 | Kudsman
    For anyone unaware, Fallout 76 is an online only, pay to play MMO. It no longer is a single player RPG. This forever changes the Fallout experience for me. It’s dead. I have grown up enjoying the Fallout world. Sadly, I will never wander the landscape of post apocalyptic West Virgina. After waiting the almost a days time to download the 52 gig latest iteration, I finally got to play. WRONG. Online account must be paid for before “signing in”. Deleted that beyotch straight away. Adios Bethesda.
  • Former classmate of Kavanaugh's denies being at party in sexual assault allegation

    09/18/2018 9:35:00 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | September 19, 2018 | Kaitlan Collins
    In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, another former classmate of Brett Kavanaugh's denies attending a party like the one described in the allegation made by Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her three decades ago when they were teenagers. Patrick J. Smyth attended Georgetown Prep -- an all-boys school in North Bethesda, Maryland -- alongside Kavanaugh. Both men graduated in 1983. Smyth signed a letter this summer, before the allegations against Kavanaugh were made public, testifying that Kavanaugh "is singularly qualified to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court,"...
  • Julia Louis Dreyfus Joins High School Pals in Support of Fellow Alum — Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser

    09/18/2018 5:08:15 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 66 replies
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a graduate of the all-girls private high school attended by Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago, has signed a letter in support of her. Louis-Dreyfus, a 1979 graduate of the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland, tweeted Monday that she joins some 200 alumnae who stand with Ford, 51, a California research psychologist. “We believe Dr. Blasey Ford and are grateful that she came forward to tell her story,” says the draft letter, according to the Huffington Post. “It demands a thorough and independent investigation before the Senate can...
  • [Breaking News] Kavanaugh Classmate Named in Letter Strongly Denies Allegations of Misconduct

    09/14/2018 2:15:40 PM PDT · by sitetest · 273 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 14, 2018 | John McCormick
    On Friday morning, The New Yorker's Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow reported on a letter alleging possible sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh while he was a high-school student. According to the New Yorker: "The woman, who has asked not to be identified, first approached Democratic lawmakers in July, shortly after Trump nominated Kavanaugh. The allegation dates back to the early nineteen-eighties, when Kavanaugh was a high-school student at Georgetown Preparatory School, in Bethesda, Maryland, and the woman attended a nearby high school. In the letter, the woman alleged that, during an encounter at a party, Kavanaugh held her down, and...
  • Bethesda Commits To Single-Player, But "Be Patient" For Elder Scrolls 6, Bosses Say

    07/21/2018 9:04:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    gamespot.com ^ | 07/20/2018 | Steve Watts
    "We've been talking about it for a decade, we started putting things on paper five, six years ago, and active development was from when we finished Fallout 4, so two and a half, three years," Howard told The Guardian. "Everyone should be very patient [for Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6]. It's gonna take a while for what we have in mind to come out." "Games have gotten so big and interesting that they've moved beyond the toy/entertainment space," he said. "It's not just a diversion from their regular lives; for a lot of people it becomes an important part of...
  • Kavanaugh's role in ObamaCare's survival fiercely debated by conservatives

    07/09/2018 12:14:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 9, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Did Judge Brett Kavanaugh write the roadmap for saving ObamaCare? That question has dwelled at the center of passionate debate in the conservative legal community for days as Kavanaugh, a federal appeals judge in the District of Columbia, finds himself as one of President Trump’s four finalists for a place on the U.S. Supreme Court. The allegation from conservative critics is rooted in a 2011 ObamaCare case where Kavanaugh dissented against the ruling but acknowledged that the Affordable Care Act’s “individual mandate provision” could fit “comfortably within Congress’ Taxing Clause power.” Kavanaugh's detractors say that language helped provide the roadmap...
  • FLOTUS Tweet (First Lady visits Walter Reed Hospital)

    07/03/2018 12:39:39 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3 July 2018 | Melania Trump
    I had a wonderful visit to @WRBethesda today. Thank you to the many dedicated service members & medical staff who take such good care of our men & women in uniform.
  • Bethesda Sues Makers Of Westworld Game, Saying It Uses Fallout Shelter's Code

    06/23/2018 7:09:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Kotaku ^ | Ethan Gach
    The lawsuit was filed June 21 and seeks to have money for damages awarded and for Warner Bros. to stop selling the game. “The Westworld game is a blatant rip-off of Fallout Shelter,” Bethesda charges in their lawsuit, arguing that Behaviour is inappropriately using code developed while assisting the development of Bethesda’s game. In the suit, Bethesda asserts that it paid Behaviour in 2014 to develop parts of Fallout Shelter and now claims that studio used some of the designs, artwork, and code commissioned for that game to help create Warner Bros. newly released Westworld mobile game. The Westworld game...
  • Resurfacing Project on I-270 Could Cause Lane Closures Through Late Fall

    09/20/2017 10:07:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | September 20, 2017 | Bethany Rodgers
    Motorists on Interstate 270 could start seeing lane closures next week as construction crews begin resurfacing and restriping a highway spur that leads to the Beltway. The work marks the beginning of a $100 million project to ease traffic backups on the roadway, according to state transportation officials. “This is the first step in a major project to break daily gridlock,” Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn said in a prepared statement. The initial phase of the effort involves surfacing improvements on the section of I-270 that connects with the outer loop of the Beltway. The project, which is expected...
  • Firm Behind Trump Dossier Hired by Planned Parenthood to Smear Videomakers

    06/27/2017 5:45:03 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    In the summer of 2015, Center for Medical Progress (CMP) began releasing its undercover videos exposing alleged profiteering on the part of Planned Parenthood and its partners in the biomedical fetal tissue procurement industry. The shocking videos forced America’s largest abortion provider into rapid defense mode, and smearing undercover journalist David Daleiden and his group became a top priority of Planned Parenthood. The group hired Fusion GPS to perform a forensic evaluation on CMP’s videos, the results of which were reported at Politico in August of 2015 with the headline, “Report for Planned Parenthood Finds Sting Videos Manipulated.”
  • Bethesda at E3: Wolfenstein II, a Dishonored spinoff, and the return of paid mods

    06/12/2017 8:04:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Bethesda’s bringing paid mods (ugh) back to Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition this summer with its new Creation Club, which offers new content you buy with credits. Per Bethesda, here's what the Creation Club will offer: Weapons: New weapons, material skins, parts, etc. Apparel: New outfits, armor, and items for your character. Worlds: New locations, decorations, foliage, etc. Characters: New abilities, characters, companions, etc. Creatures: New enemies, mounts, pets, etc. Gameplay: New types of gameplay like survival mode, etc. But a FAQ on the Creation Club website also says “mods will remain a free and open system where anyone...
  • E3 2016: New Fallout 4 DLC Revealed

    06/13/2016 8:57:33 AM PDT · by yuleeyahoo · 23 replies
    IGN ^ | 6/12/2016 | Daniel Krupa
    During its conference tonight, Bethesda revealed three new piece of DLC for Fallout 4, the third of which, called "Nuka World," will be the game's final DLC.
  • Maryland board approves $5.6 billion Purple Line contract (16 miles @ $350M/mile)

    04/06/2016 6:26:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 6, 2016 at 8:05 PM | Katherine Shaver
    A Maryland board approved a $5.6 billion contract Wednesday for a team of companies to build and operate a light-rail Purple Line that state officials say will rejuvenate older communities and transform a 16-mile swath of the Washington suburbs. The 876-page agreement — believed to be the most expensive government contract ever in Maryland — forms one of the largest public-private partnerships on a U.S. transportation project and will result in the first major light-rail line in the nation’s capital in years. […] Compared with Metro trains, Purple Line light-rail trains will be shorter, carry a maximum of 300 passengers...
  • Maryland officer dresses as homeless man to catch drivers texting

    10/28/2015 10:42:23 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 23 replies
    Baltirmore Sun ^ | Oct 28 2015 | AP
    A Maryland police officer went undercover and dressed as a homeless man to catch people who were using their phones while driving. Cpl. Patrick Robinson went undercover Tuesday morning equipped with a police radio and a body camera. He held a sign that read, "I am not homeless. I am a Montgomery County police officer looking for cell phone texting violations."
  • Hogan says no to Red Line, yes to Purple

    06/25/2015 4:03:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 25, 2015 | Michael Dresser
    Dashing Baltimore's hopes for an east-west light rail line, Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he will not build the $2.9 billion Red Line. "The current proposal makes no sense whatsoever," the governor told a State House news conference. But Hogan, making his first appearance since announcing Monday he has cancer, gave mass transit advocates a limited victory by giving the green light to construction of a slimmed-down version of the Purple Line light rail project in the Washington suburbs. During his campaign last year, Hogan had said the state could not afford either project. After he took office, however,...
  • [MD] Hogan Says State Will Move Forward with the Purple Line

    06/25/2015 3:11:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | 6/25/15 | Andrew Metcalf
    Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday the state will move forward with the Purple Line. The Republican governor made his decision after months of speculation about whether he’ll kill the $2.45 billion light-rail project. Hogan said the state will fund the project with $168 million, “a fraction” of the cost of what could have been up to a $700 million state investment. The governor said he will ask Montgomery County and Prince George's County to increase the size of their investments. “The Purple Line is a long-term investment and will be an important economic driver for Maryland,” Hogan said. “It will...
  • Newsboys Co-Founder: I'm Now an Atheist, Richard Dawkins' Had an Influence

    01/30/2015 7:20:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/30/2015 | Samuel Smith
    The co-founder and former guitarist of the popular world-famous Christian rock band the Newsboys has officially renounced his Christian faith and is calling members of the current version of the band hypocrites. George Perdikis, who founded the chart-topping Christian band in 1985 with his friend Peter Furler, wrote an op-ed on Wednesday published by the website Patheos explaining how he transformed from a guitarist in one of the most popular Christian rock bands of all-time to a cosmology-enthused atheist. "I always felt uncomfortable with the strict rules imposed by Christianity. All I wanted to do was play rock and roll,"...