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  • Jeff Zucker: Viewers trust CNN ‘more than ever’

    06/26/2017 6:19:01 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 89 replies
    Page Six ^ | 06/19/17 | cannes lions
    CANNES — CNN boss Jeff Zucker says despite Donald Trump’s war on the network and what the president says is “fake news,” he is certain that CNN maintains the trust of its viewers, as it extends into digital brands to attract a younger audience. Speaking at Cannes Lions, he said, “CNN has been around for 37 years, our trustworthiness today is the same as it was a year ago, before people in high offices started questioning it. We know that through our own brand research. Just because somebody says you are not trustworthy, that doesn’t mean it is so …...
  • London School Asks Pupils to Write A Suicide Notes for Homework (literary exercise)

    06/26/2017 1:25:04 PM PDT · by johnk · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 JUNE 2017 • 5:28PM | Harry Yorke
    A secondary school has been forced to apologize to parents after an English teacher asked students to draft a suicide note for homework as part of a module on Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth. More than 60 pupils at Thomas Tallis school, Kidbrooke, London were asked to pen an imaginary final note after reading one of the play’s most celebrated scenes, when Lady Macbeth takes her own life. Having conspired with her husband to murder King Duncan, Lady Macbeth commits suicide by “self and violent hands” after being driven mad by guilt and violent imagery of his murder. The pupils were asked...
  • Very Fake News Scandal Consumes CNN as Jeff Zucker, Network Refuse to Comment on Russia Retraction

    06/26/2017 6:49:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 25 Jun 2017 | By Matthew Boyle
    The scandal surrounding CNN’s mishandling of a very fake news hit piece on President Donald Trump and his associates grows bigger on Sunday night as the network’s president Jeff Zucker and public relations team is refusing to comment to anyone — even to CNN media reporter Brian Stelter — about what happened. Stelter, in his Sunday evening newsletter named for the television program he hosts Reliable Sources, credited a Breitbart News investigation with forcing what he admitted is an embarrassing retraction for his employer CNN. “On Friday evening CNN.com fully retracted a story after questions were raised about the accuracy...
  • Almost 30% of People In the World Are Obese or Overweight

    06/25/2017 7:10:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Time ^ | Alexandra Sifferlin
    The global obesity epidemic continues, and a new report shows that about two billion people worldwide are overweight or obese. That's about 30% of the world's population. The new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that about a third of the global population—including adults and children—exceed a healthy weight. About 10% of people in the world are obese, according to the findings. Studies have linked overweight and obesity to a higher risk for health complications like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, depression, respiratory problems, major cancers and more.
  • China, U.S. agree on aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization

    06/24/2017 10:49:34 AM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | June 24th, 2017 | by Christian Shepherd
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week. "Both sides reaffirm that they will strive for the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," a consensus document released by the official Xinhua news agency said. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had said on Thursday that the United States pressed China to ramp up economic and political pressure on North Korea, during his meeting with top Chinese...
  • Fake 'Islamic State Lego' including decapitated heads and figures armed with chainsaws...

    06/23/2017 10:46:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 June 2017 | Brianne Tolj
    Fake 'Islamic State Lego' including decapitated heads and figures armed with chainsaws are being sold to Australians online for less than $10 Counterfeit 'Falcon Commandos' set is being produced in China and sold online The set depicts ISIS terrorists dressed in black battling counter-terror police What appears to be an ISIS jihadi holds a chainsaw near a decapitated man A Malaysian mother said she noticed the word Allah on her son's toy By Brianne Tolj For Daily Mail Australia Published: 05:40 BST, 20 June 2017 | Updated: 08:52 BST, 20 June 2017 ISIS-inspired knock-off Lego is being marketed to Australian...
  • Why my guitar gently weeps (The death of the electric guitar industry -and why you should care)

    06/22/2017 4:29:03 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 219 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/22/17 | Geoff Edgers
    The convention couldn’t sound less rock-and-roll — the National Association of Music Merchants Show. But when the doors open at the Anaheim Convention Center, people stream in to scour rows of Fenders, Les Pauls and the oddball, custom-built creations such as the 5-foot-4-inch mermaid guitar crafted of 15 kinds of wood. Standing in the center of the biggest, six-string candy store in the United States, you can almost believe all is well within the guitar world. Except if, like George Gruhn, you know better. The 71-year-old Nashville dealer has sold guitars to Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Paul McCartney and Taylor...
  • Hidden Trove of Suspected Nazi Artifacts Found in Argentina

    06/20/2017 3:06:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 20, 2017 | DEBORA REY
    In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler and magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas. Some 75 objects were found in a collector's home in Beccar, a suburb north of Buenos Aires, and authorities say they suspect they are originals that belonged to high-ranking Nazis in Germany during World War II. "Our first investigations indicate that these are original pieces," Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich told The Associated Press on Monday, saying that some pieces...
  • Breatharian couple claim they live a 'food-free' lifestyle and haven't felt hungry since 2008

    06/17/2017 10:29:50 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 57 replies
    Whatsupic ^ | 17 June 2017 | RACHEL HOSIE
    Camila Castello, 34, and Akahi Ricardo, 36, are what is known as “Breatharians” - they eat just three times a week, and only ever a piece of fruit or some vegetable broth at a time. “Humans can easily be without food, as long as they are the connected to the energy that exists in all things and through breathing,” The couple met in 2005 and first discovered Breatharianism in 2008. They eventually transitioned from vegetarians, to raw vegans, to fruitarians and finally to Breatharians.
  • Men posing as federal agents try to get into courthouse. It didn’t work.

    06/15/2017 8:40:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 15, 2017 11:03 PM | Alexandria Bordas
    Three men carrying false identification were denied access to the federal courthouse in downtown Miami Thursday. They attempted to enter at multiple vehicle check-points until security guards recognized one of the men and immediately contacted deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service. The men used badges that resembled those from three different federal agencies, including a U.S. Marshal badge, but within seconds of examining the badges, security guards knew they were fraudulent. Once the men were detained, officers searched their vehicle and discovered other fraudulent law enforcement clothing. One man was arrested and could face charges by the U.S. Attorney’s Office,...
  • Fake News: MSNBC Pretends Obama Campaign Director is Random ‘Woman on the Street’

    06/14/2017 8:46:49 AM PDT · by johnk · 3 replies
    InfoWars ^ | 6/14/17 | InfoWars
    In a vox pops segment about the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, MSNBC was caught trying to pretend that a former Obama campaign director was just a random women on the street giving her opinion. Canvassing the views of “everyday folks,” the network played a clip of a woman described as a “Los Angeles resident” named Alma Marquez. “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and the fact that he would make a very specific request to have everybody else leave the office so that he would be alone with Comey, for me, speaks volumes,” she said. However, it was...
  • GOP considers keeping ObamaCare taxes

    06/14/2017 6:38:00 AM PDT · by ThinkingAllowed · 37 replies
    TheHill ^ | 6/14/2017 | Naomi Jagoda
    Senators are seriously considering keeping in place some ObamaCare taxes for longer than the House-passed bill would as they seek to draft healthcare legislation that can pass their chamber with a simple majority. Republicans are looking to slowly phase out extra federal funds for Medicaid expansion, beef up the new tax credits for buying insurance and add money for opioid abuse treatment — but they’ll have to pay for it to ensure the bill passes muster. That’s because the Senate healthcare bill must save at least as much money as the House’s legislation...
  • AJC poll: Most Georgia 6th voters are very concerned about climate change

    06/13/2017 11:03:31 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 53 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 6/13/17 | Greg Bluestein
    Two-thirds of voters in Georgia’s 6th District are very concerned or extremely concerned about climate change, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll conducted after Donald Trump’s decision to pull out from the Paris climate agreement. The poll was conducted after President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the 2015 pollution-cutting pact, a move that has sharply divided Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel ahead of the June 20 runoff to represent the suburban Atlanta district. Handel has praised Trump’s decision to abandon the pollution-cutting agreement aimed at slowing climate change, calling it a “very bad deal for America and Americans.”...
  • DONALD TRUMP'S APPROVAL RATING SINKS FURTHER AS DISAPPROVAL HITS RECORD HIGH

    06/13/2017 8:32:49 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 6/12/17 AT 6:21 PM | TIM MARCIN
    Considering former FBI Director James Comey testified last Thursday that the president was a liar, last week wasn't particularly great for Donald Trump. And this week isn't off to a great start for the president, either. Trump's approval rating sunk to just 36 percent in the latest Gallup daily tracking poll released Monday. That's nearly the lowest point for Trump in the Gallup survey. Trump previously hit 35 percent approval on March 28 shortly after the Republican Obamacare replacement, the American Health Care Act, failed before the House of Representatives could even take a vote. Trump's disapproval rating, meanwhile, has...
  • When Dallas Was the Most Racist City in America

    06/10/2017 7:17:00 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 12 replies
    D Magazine ^ | June 2017 | DARWIN PAYNE
    By the 1920s the Dallas Morning News had become a formidable and progressive force in Dallas and in Texas, far overshadowing its parent, the Galveston Daily News, which had founded the paper in 1885 to serve the growing North Texas area. Adolph S. Ochs, the Tennessean who rescued the New York Times from virtual bankruptcy in 1896 and converted it into the nation’s most distinguished newspaper, declared in 1924 that he had received his “ideas and ideals” from the Galveston Daily News and the Dallas Morning News. Two years later, a leading national magazine recorded that the News “was, and...
  • Poll: Germans want Merkel to remain as chancellor

    06/09/2017 5:48:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.09.2017
    There are crises everywhere you look these days: from the Middle East, with its constant political turmoil; to Turkey, sliding toward autocracy under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; to the US, where President Donald Trump appears to question the shared values of the West on a daily basis. Perhaps this is why Germans are apparently so happy to have Angela Merkel as their chancellor. In a new study conducted by polling institute infratest-dimap, in conjunction with German public broadcaster ARD, the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) earned her best approval rating since the beginning of the refugee crisis in...
  • Climate decision could accelerate damage to Trump properties

    06/08/2017 7:43:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 8, 2017 | by Jason Dearen and Alex Sanz
    President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could accelerate damage to his family's real estate empire in the coming decades, especially his properties that lie just feet from the encroaching sea in low-lying South Florida. The president's Mar-a-Lago estate, the soaring apartment towers bearing his name on Miami-area beaches and his Doral golf course are all threatened by rising seas, according to projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the South Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. Severe damage may come sooner rather than later if the U.S. abandons the international agreement aimed at...
  • James Comey testimony: Trump asked me to let Flynn investigation go (CNN HUGE FONT HEADLINE)

    06/07/2017 11:21:30 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 100 replies
    Former FBI Director James Comey will say Thursday that President Donald Trump asked him about the former national security adviser Michael Flynn and to "see your way clear to letting this go," according to a copy of his opening remarks posted online.
  • FACT CHECK: Did Maxine Waters blame “inaction on climate and healthcare” for London attacks? No.

    06/05/2017 1:41:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Unshackled ^ | June 4, 2017 | Sukith Fernando
    A screenshot is circulating around social media that allegedly shows a tweet made by Democratic Representative Maxine Waters where she blames “our inaction on climate and healthcare” for motivating yesterday’s terror attacks in London. The tweet says: “Please pray for the safety of our Muslim brothers and sisters in #London. Our inaction on climate change and healthcare has pushed them to this”. While Maxine Waters is undoubtedly eligible for the top prize as a regressive leftist for her idiotic words and actions, this time she is not guilty. Maxine Waters might be a climate change shill, but she did...
  • Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment [Al Green]

    05/21/2017 12:16:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2017 11:11 PM EDT
    A black Texas congressman said Saturday that he’s been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Al Green held a town hall meeting and played recordings of several threatening voicemails left at his offices in Houston and Washington, the Houston Chronicle reports . The seven-term Democrat told the crowd of about 100 people that he won’t be deterred. […] One male caller used a racial insult and threatened Green with “hanging from a tree” if he pursues impeachment. Another man left a message saying Green would be the one impeached after...