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  • Bernie's Green New Deal Price Tag: 16 TRILLION!

    08/22/2019 6:29:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | August 22, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Despite not voting for the Green New Deal in the senate this past winter, Vermont Democratic Socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders introduced a Green New Deal of his own on Thursday as part of his 2020 campaign platform. The price tag for the global warming defeating -racial injustice combatting - pro-socialism on steroids catch-all bill is a whopping 16 trillion dollars and zero cents. As noted by the New York Times, the proposed bill by Sanders would declare "climate change a national emergency; envisions building new solar, wind and geothermal power sources across the country; and commits $200 billion to help...
  • The White House Continues Its Tradition of Turning Christmas Into a Horror Film

    11/26/2018 9:58:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | November 26, 2018 | Beth Elderkin
    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something filled with the coagulating blood of one’s enemies. The Trump household apparently wasn’t content turning the White House into a dark alternate dimension where all hope dies for just one year—this house of horrors has now become an annual holiday tradition. The White House has shared an official look at First Lady Melania Trump’s latest holiday decor at the White House. Last year, Mrs. “Be Best” turned the hallways of the presidential residence into a living nightmare straight out of Get Out or Voldemort’s bathroom. Shadowy branches crept over the walls, reaching forth...
  • Why Are Trump Supporters Offering People 'Free Helicopter Rides' Online?

    10/12/2018 4:17:21 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 80 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 10/12/2018 | Matt Novak
    If you’ve spent time on the Trump-supporting parts of social media, you’ve probably come across a strange meme in the past couple of years. MAGA-loving Twitter is constantly offering people “free helicopter rides.” But what does it mean? The offer of “free helicopter rides” is a reference to the practice of killing people by dropping them from helicopters, made most famous by Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in the 1970s. Sometimes Pinochet’s “death flights” were conducted over the ocean, but they were also done over rivers and sometimes the land. Hundreds of political dissidents are still unaccounted for from the Pinochet...
  • Carl Sagan's Son Is a 9/11 Truther

    03/12/2015 4:27:21 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 107 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 03/12/2015 | Ashley Feinberg ProfileFollow Ashley Feinberg
    Carl Sagan is arguably science's biggest rockstar—the ultimate champion for logic and reason. Which makes it all the more painful to find out that his son is a vehement 9/11 truther. In a recent interview for a radio show called 9/11 Free Fall (already off to a great start), Jeremy Sagan—the younger son of Sagan senior and his first wife, fellow scientist Lynn Margulis—went off on all us closed-minded sheeple. In response to a prompt asking when he first "woke up," Sagan remarks:
  • Museum Visitor Falls Into Giant Hole That Looks Like a Cartoonish Painting on the Floor

    08/21/2018 8:45:02 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 33 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 8/21/2018 | Andrew Liszewski
    Like a real-life version of a Looney Tunes cartoon, a visitor to a Portuguese museum was injured last week when he stepped into an art installation resembling an inky void. Currently on exhibit at the Serralves Museum in Porto, Descent Into Limbo by Anish Kapoor includes an actual eight-foot hole that’s painted black—so it appears to have no depth at all. According to Britain’s Times, attendees of previous showings of the work have questioned “whether there really was a hole in the floor or whether it was simply a circle painted with an extremely dark black paint.” Presumably there will...
  • YouTube Kids Has Videos on How Reptilians Rule the World, Moon Landing Was Fake

    03/17/2018 6:29:36 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 41 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 03/17/18 | Tom McKay
    YouTube Kids, the supposedly child-friendly version of YouTube that’s been shown to often play host to troves of slop content and disturbing videos, apparently was showing videos from British conspiracy theorist David Icke, a guy who believes reptilian aliens secretly control the world and are responsible for the Holocaust. According to a Saturday report in Business Insider, searching for the term “UFO” on YouTube kids turned up a video purporting “to show a UFO shooting at a chemtrail.” The suggested followups for that video featured a number of Icke’s clips, including a nearly five-hour lecture on how aliens built the...
  • Lawyer Who Felled 'Gawker' Sues Gizmodo, 'Deadspin'

    06/27/2017 5:32:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    MediaPost ^ | June 27, 2017 | Erik Sass
    Less than a year after famed (or infamous) media gossip site Gawker was forced to close by a eight-figure settlement in favor of wrestler Hulk Hogan, the successor to the former Gawker Media empire finds itself in the legal crosshairs. It's for another lawsuit seeking major damages — and it’s the same lawyer taking aim. This time, attorney Charles Harder, who has also represented First Lady Melania Trump in her libel lawsuit against the Daily Mail, is handling the lawsuit on behalf of RJ Bell, real name Randall James Busack, the founder and CEO of, a sports handicapping Web...
  • MSM fake news feeding frenzy to take down Trump

    02/16/2017 9:57:46 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 16, 2017 | Rick Moran
    How serious has the war gotten between Donald Trump's White House and the government he supposedly runs? Gizmodo - a website that deals with science and technology as well as politics - has launched a new site to encourage government employees to leak damning information about the Trump administration. is the subject of a massive advertising campaign on Facebook and will give government turncoats a safe and secure means of passing along damaging documents.
  • Facebook’s algorithm only as unbiased as its creators

    05/17/2016 5:39:26 AM PDT · by dila813 · 13 replies ^ | Monday, May 16, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    It turns out the algorithms that govern the internet can be as biased as the people who create and update them. That may be the most surprising takeaway from the political bias scandal that has enveloped Facebook after former employees told the tech blog Gizmodo that they would sometimes suppress conservative-friendly items and promote liberal reports on the newsfeed’s “trending topics” box. Even if no humans were involved, however, the algorithm would not have been completely neutral because it was written by humans, digital media analysts say.
  • .@Gizmodo Shoots Self In Behind Over Gun Safety Post

    11/04/2015 9:18:38 AM PST · by Isara · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | November 4th, 2015 | streiff
    It is always hilarious when leftwing girly-boys who couldn’t pick a shotgun out of a line-up criticize others for firearms safety violations.The latest entrant is some assclown named Wes Siler writing at that hotbed of gun sports Gizmodo. He makes this claim: Hey @TedCruz, you’re holding your gun backwards: Wes Siler (@IndefiniteWild) November 3, 2015 Seriously, you can almost hear this little fellow squeal with delight at the thought that he’s made a killer of a political hit. Staunch gun rights advocate Ted Cruz is here seen holding a shotgun while being interviewed by CNN. Can you see...
  • ‘Take a NRA class’: No, Gizmodo, Ted Cruz is not holding his gun ‘backwards’ [gif]

    11/03/2015 1:58:48 PM PST · by Torcert · 52 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 3, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Not even a leeeeetle bit! Wes Siler, who blogs at Indefinitely Wild (part of Gizmodo), can barely contain his glee over footage of Ted Cruz;holding [his] gun backwards:
  • How a Jailbird Con Artist Uncovered a Secret FBI Surveillance Tool

    06/20/2015 8:32:42 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 50 replies ^ | Filed to: Stingrays 6/19/15 2:30pm | Kate Knibbs
    How a Jailbird Con Artist Uncovered a Secret FBI Surveillance Tool 43,960 7 Kate KnibbsFiled to: Stingrays 6/19/15 2:30pm A convict lawyer, sitting in jail, obsessed with a wacky theory that the government tracked him by sending secret rays into his house... ends up discovering a secret government cell phone tracking program. Sounds like bizarre noir, right? But it’s true.It happened to Daniel Rigmaiden, who found out that the government had used Stingrays—covert surveillance devices that act like a fake cell phone towers—to catch him running a fake tax return scheme. He’s the guy who brought Stingrays to light. Rigmaiden...
  • Gizmodo article accuses America of space imperialism during Apollo program

    06/19/2015 1:58:59 PM PDT · by Marcus · 8 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | June 19, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Gizmodo, as part of a series of stories about space, ran a piece on Thursday called ‘What is Stopping Us from Building Cities in Space? No, it’s not Tech.” The article attempts to examine some of the political impediments that have stymied the settlement of the high frontier. Unfortunately, the piece would have been more convincing had it not been for one rather glaring error. The piece suggested that the United States attempted to claim the moon as sovereign territory when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag at Tranquility Base on July 20, 1969. “So much of...
  • Gawker: It’s Cool to Punish OTHER People for Their Words, Just Not Us

    10/23/2014 12:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    free beacon ^ | 10/23/14 | Sonny Bunch
    As I’ve noted elsewhere, the most amusing aspect of the whole #GamerGate phenomenon (background here and here and here) has been the angry progressive media types confusedly looking around trying to figure out how we got to a point where they would be targeted for boycotts and the like for casual comments they have made. As Varad Mehta noted, Crazy, right? They don’t quite understand the world they’ve created. They think it’s the worst thing in the whole world for Internet Tough Guys to make death and rape threats* and also that it’s cool to joke about Bristol Palin actually...
  • NPR: Website Publishes 100 Pictures Of Federal Security Body Scans

    11/17/2010 7:17:58 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies · 1+ views
    NPR ^ | November 16, 2010 | Eyder Peralta
    A screenshot of one of the images obtained by Gizmodo.  The website Gizmodo has published 100 pictures of body scans taken at an Orlando Federal Courthouse. The scans are not from the "naked scan" machines that the Department of Homeland Security announced were going into 28 airports in the country, earlier this year. Instead, they are much more pixelated and less embarrassing.Still Gizmodo points to TSA's Advanced Imaging Technology's privacy policy, which states that the machines "cannot store, print, transmit or save the" images and that they are "automatically deleted from the system after it is cleared by the remotely...
  • This Pool Can Create Waves In Any Shape You Want [VIDEO]

    10/15/2010 1:53:20 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 16 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 15 October, 2010 | Gizmodo
    This water pool can create waves in any shape you can imagine. Not just rough sketches, but perfectly clear shapes like hearts, stars with hard angular points, and even a musical note. It uses computer-controlled actuators that move the water in perfect synchronization. The computer software uses fluid dynamics algorithms to calculate the necessary motions. The whole thing looks like a computer rendering, but it's real.
  • OverREACTing: Dissecting the Gizmodo Warrant

    04/28/2010 11:34:50 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 35 replies · 404+ views
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | April 27th, 2010 | Matt Zimmerman
    Federal and California law both protect reporters against police searches aimed at uncovering confidential sources or seizing other information developed during newsgathering activities. Yet on Friday, agents with the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT) executed a search warrant at Gizmodo editor Jason Chen’s home, searching for evidence related to Gizmodo's scoop on what appears to be a pre-release version of Apple's next iPhone model. The warrant does not reveal whether Chen himself is considered a criminal suspect, or what alleged crime the police are investigating, but Chen was not arrested. All of his computers and hard drives (among other...
  • Police Seize Gizmodo's Computers In iPhone Probe

    04/27/2010 4:36:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies · 534+ views ^ | April 27, 2010 | Greg Sandoval and Declan McCullagh
    Police have seized computers and servers belonging to an editor of Gizmodo in an investigation that appears to stem from the gadget blog's purchase of a lost Apple iPhone prototype. Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's office obtained a warrant on Friday and searched Jason Chen's Fremont, Calif., home later that evening, Gizmodo acknowledged on Monday. In an article on Friday, CNET was the first to report on the criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the iPhone prototype and Gizmodo's acquisition of it, including that Apple had contacted local police. A San Mateo County judge signed the search warrant,...
  • Police raid Gizmodo editor's home

    04/26/2010 4:17:17 PM PDT · by Smogger · 220 replies · 2,294+ views
    Tech Fortune at ^ | April 26, 2010 5:37 PM | Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    Cops break open front door and seize computers in investigation of lost iPhone prototype. It looks like the police are taking this pretty seriously. Armed with a search warrant, members of California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team broke into a private home Friday night and seized computers and other electronic equipment, according to a report posted Monday on Gizmodo. The home belonged to Jason Chen, the Gizmodo editor who published photographs and videos of a top secret prototype iPhone left at a bar by a young Apple engineer. Gizmodo has admitted paying $5,000 for the device, which it turned over...
  • Orthodox Jewish Couple Imprisoned By Superstition, Blames Motion-Sensing Light Instead

    07/19/2009 2:21:46 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 21 replies · 2,384+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | Sun Jul 19 2009 | Jack Loftus
    Was that headline mean? I'm sorry, but the silliness of this story, which centers around one couple's quest to annoy/sue the hell out of their entire apartment building, warranted it. The ridiculous story unfolds like this:On Saturdays, Dr. Dena Coleman and her husband Gordon claim they are imprisoned in their condo because the landlord went and installed a motion-sensing security light to save energy and money. As Orthodox Jews, they say triggering the light violates a Sabbath rule, so they sued. Which rule? The Promethean one: [The couple] claim they cannot leave their holiday flat on the Sabbath because...