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  • Why we must move to Dtube (Youtube Banning Free Speech)(this could be huge)

    02/25/2018 2:27:16 PM PST · by Be Careful · 54 replies
    Dtube ^ | 2/22/18 | Dustin Nemos
    This 3:42 minute video, posted by Dustin Nemos on Dtube, describes the swift retaliation by Google to silence EFFECTIVE conservative voices on Youtube. Especially, young, hip voices that are capable of reaching the young, digital native population that is currently being exploited by the MSM and Co. In response, two savvy hipsters, Dustin and Isaac Green, are re-directing to DTube in order to carry on with their mission. This may spell trouble for Youtube, as these guys are leading the way for a paradigm shift toward open sourced, de-centralized platforms. Is Youtube on a suicide mission?Censoring/banning is very difficult on...
  • Weekend Box Office: 'Black Panther' Scores Record $108M in Second Outing

    02/25/2018 11:03:53 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 25, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    Ryan Coogler's groundbreaking superhero pic Black Panther continued to defy all expectations in its sophomore outing, grossing an estimated $108 million from 4,020 theaters to score the top second weekend of all time behind 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Disney and Marvel title reached the $400 million mark domestically in only 10 days after dropping a narrow 47 percent in its second weekend. That's one of the smallest declines ever for a superhero title, as well as one of the smallest for a film launching north of $200 million (the bigger the opening, the bigger the drop in...
  • Bring on the Weird Phones...Someone's got to shake up the sea of stagnant flagships.

    02/25/2018 9:08:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | By Eric Limer
    The iPhone X is beautiful, no doubt. It's also expensive as all get-out, and the Samsung Galaxy S9 is shaping up to be the same. We're finally reaching the platonic ideal of a smartphone: a big, slick slab of screen that looks pretty, costs a fortune, has a good camera, and runs all the apps. Cool, good, great. Also boring! Extremely, savagely, stultifyingly boring. Thank goodness for this year's crop of weirdos coming out of the woodwork. As 2018 Mobile World Congress looms, the new crop of devices make it clear that the titans of phonemaking are still reluctant to...
  • Aligot is the Cheese Dish You've Been Waiting For (Amazing Video)

    02/25/2018 8:50:12 AM PST · by goldendelicious · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9-15-2016 | Insider
    This is basically mashed potatoes with lots of cheese mixed together. Pour it on top of meat- This is how I want to die.
  • Made In Space Sets Guinness World Record for Longest 3D-Printed Piece

    02/24/2018 8:09:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies ^ | February 22, 2018 08:50pm ET | Mike Wall,
    The machine that printed the record-setting beam will be the 3D printer for Archinaut, a robotic system that Made In Space is developing. Archinaut will also feature robotic arms, allowing the spacecraft to repair satellites and build large structures in Earth orbit, company representatives have said. This same 3D printer passed a "thermal vacuum" test last summer, successfully printing out parts in a chamber that imposed the temperatures and vacuum of space.  That test was conducted at standard Earth gravity, but Made In Space does have experience manufacturing things in zero-G: The company has launched three separate machines to the...
  • Jennifer Lawrence: I don't regret dropping out of middle school

    02/24/2018 1:22:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 99 replies ^ | February 23, 2018 AT 01:12 PM EST | Nick Maslow
    Jennifer Lawrence is a lot of things — Oscar winner, advocate, and Emma Stone’s biggest fan, among others — but one thing she’s not? A high school graduate. In a preview of Sunday’s episode of 60 Minutes, Lawrence, 27, opens up about her decision to forgo an education in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, for a career in Hollywood. “I struggled through school. I never felt very smart,” says Lawrence, whose new spy thriller Red Sparrow (in theaters March 2) finds her playing a Russian intelligence officer who makes heartbreaking sacrifices at a young age. “And when I’m reading this...
  • Vanity - What Brand of Riding Lawn Mower is Best?

    02/24/2018 10:13:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 153 replies
    My dark and forboding mind....... | 02/24/2018 | Red Badger
    Will have to buy a riding lawn mower soon. Have never owned one. 42 Inch seem to be the right size for my yard. Have no experience with any, so I ask for your comments and suggestions on what brand to look at and what to stay away from...........................
  • Remember This Week: It’s the Beginning of the End of the NRA’s Reign of Terror (super-barf)

    02/24/2018 8:08:14 AM PST · by pabianice · 21 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 2/24/18 | Reid
    Shun the NRA. Shun the assault weapons manufacturers. Shame and vote out the politicians who take their money and do their bidding. That’s the strategy that activists for firearms sanity have finally seized on, after decades of losing to the most bloodthirsty lobby in America. The rise of the Parkland students, and their #NeverAgain movement following the slaughter of 17 of their classmates and teachers by a 19-year-old former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County Florida, presents the most existential threat to the gun lobby in my lifetime. These kids, aged 15 to 18, have spoken...
  • Buffett's Berkshire has $116B to spend on deals, but the investor can't find anything cheap enough

    02/24/2018 7:12:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/24/2018 | Tae Kim
    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is itching to do a massive acquisition, but is having a difficult time due to elevated valuations. The Oracle of Omaha explained his buying criteria for deals in his 2017 annual letter to shareholders released on Saturday. "In our search for new stand-alone businesses, the key qualities we seek are durable competitive strengths; able and high-grade management; good returns on the net tangible assets required to operate the business; opportunities for internal growth at attractive returns; and, finally, a sensible purchase price," he wrote. "That last requirement proved a barrier to virtually all deals we reviewed...
  • State tax breaks: who benefits?

    PHOENIX -- Got stocks, land or similar investments? The state House voted Wednesday to give you a tax break when you sell those items. But how much you will pocket depends, quite frankly, on how much you make. And the 183 richest Arizonans -- those making more than $5 million a year -- will each walk away with an average of an extra $27,000. At issue are capital gains. That's the difference between what people pay for an investment against what they make when it is sold. By state law, the profits on anything held for less than a year...
  • This Restaurant Is Charging $100 for One Meatball

    02/23/2018 9:17:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Gina Salamone
    That’s a pricey meatball. A Midtown restaurant will be serving up a swanky version of the Italian classic for a whopping $100, which includes just one meatball paired with a glass of wine, for one day only. On National Meatball Day, March 9, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse will offer an upgraded take on its Kobe beef meatballs that normally sell for just $13. The boosted ball will be made with wagyu beef and winter truffles and stuffed with truffle caciocavallo cheese and foie gras. It’s topped with a creamy shallot and champagne sauce. Odell Beckham Jr. shares Super Bowl meatball...
  • Florida's First-Ever 'Baby Spa' Comes to North Miami Beach

    02/23/2018 4:10:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 2/23 | Selima Hussain
    Spa days aren’t just for adults. Babies can now enjoy the pampering, relaxation and health benefits that come with a fully-fledged spa day, after Florida’s first baby spa service launched in North Miami Beach. “Amazing Baby Spa” caters to infants from two weeks to six months old, according to a news release. The spa features soft lighting, relaxing music and “float tubs,” special baths said to provide infants with numerous health benefits. Additionally, the “float tubs” get babies familiarized with water in preparation for swimming lessons, said Vivian Keeler, a chiropractic physician, doula and childbirth educator who co-founded the spa....
  • Gucci Turbans Face Backlash From Sikhs

    02/23/2018 4:06:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Business Standard ^ | February 24, 2018
    Luxury fashion brand Gucci is facing a backlash from people after it adorned white models with traditional Sikh turbans down the ramp in their brand's Fall 2018 fashion week. The move by Gucci has upset many people and who took to social media to condemn the use of turbans in fashion, by calling it "offensive" and "irresponsible", The Independent reported. Canadian actor and model Avan Jogia began the backlash, in a series of tweets. "could you not find a brown model?", Jogia wrote on Twitter, along with an image of a white male model wearing a blue turban. "and please,...
  • This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like [in CA]

    02/23/2018 6:58:53 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Feb 22, 2018 | Alana Semuels
    CORONA, Calif.—Roberta Gordon never thought she’d still be alive at age 76. She definitely didn’t think she’d still be working. But every Saturday, she goes down to the local grocery store and hands out samples, earning $50 a day, because she needs the money. “I’m a working woman again,” she told me, in the common room of the senior apartment complex where she now lives, here in California’s Inland Empire. Gordon has worked dozens of odd jobs throughout her life—as a house cleaner, a home health aide, a telemarketer, a librarian, a fundraiser—but at many times in her life, she...
  • Care home hires pole dancers to keep elderly residents entertained

    02/22/2018 8:43:57 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Thursday 22 Feb 2018 Read more: | Joe Roberts
    A care home has hired pole dancers to keep its elderly residents entertained. Pictures from the latest performance show residents watching the dancers acrobatically spin around a metal pole in sports bras and knickers. It’s been branded ‘inappropriate’ by local councillors, who said they were ‘staggered’ by the choice of entertainment. But bosses at Fairmile Grange home in Christchurch, Dorset, defended its decision to hire the dancers, the youngest being 10-years-old. Izzy Nicholls, operations and quality director for Encore Care Homes, which runs Fairmile Grange, said: ‘At Fairmile Grange, relatives and residents requested more modern-style activities.However, Councillor Peter Hall said...
  • Since October, Apple Has Made Around 1,600 False Alarm 911 Calls From Elk Grove Facility

    02/22/2018 5:43:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBS ^ | Feb 22, 2018
    Apple hasn’t confirmed which of their devices is actually causing these calls: the iPhone or Apple watch, but both devices can be triggered easily. With just a touch of a button, SOS comes on and 911 is called. “It could potentially have an impact on the services we provide,” said Sgt. Hampton.
  • Macron eyes action against Chinese buyers of French farmland

    02/22/2018 12:01:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies ^ | 22 February 2018 15:23 CET+01:00 | AFP
    President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised measures to help prevent foreign investors buying agricultural land in France after a string of international controversies over Chinese purchases. “For me, French agricultural lands are strategic investments on which our sovereignty depends, so we can’t allow hundreds of hectares of land to be bought by foreign powers without us knowing the aims of these purchases,” Macron told a crowd of young farmers at the presidential palace. He was referring to news last year that a Chinese fund had bought 900 hectares of land in the cereal-growing Allier region in central France, following an...
  • Police Urge People Not to Contact Them About KFC Chicken Shortage

    02/22/2018 10:46:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, February 22, 2018
    The police have been forced to remind people not to contact them during the KFC chicken shortage. The closure - which has now gone on for five days - was caused by issues with a new delivery contract with DHL, but Scotland Yard have been forced to release a statement after they received multiple "nuisance calls" regarding the meat dilemma. Officers in London issued a reminder not to bother to police with the problem with the Tower Hamlets force writing on Twitter: "Please do not contact us about the #KFCCrisis - it is not a police matter if your favourite...
  • Billionaire Bill Gates has no idea how commoners spend their money

    02/22/2018 10:33:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    It’s been awhile since billionaire Bill Gates had to grocery shop among us plebs, so you’ll forgive him if he’s a little disconnected from the price of common items. The Microsoft co-founder appeared on “Ellen” yesterday, where the daytime host had him guessing costs of supermarket sundries like Rice-a-Roni, pizza rolls and forbidden snack-du-jour Tide Pods. SNIP Gates pegged Rice-a-Roni at $5 (it’s $1). He thought a container of Tide Pods cost $4. Please, it’s $19.97. After guessing an exorbitantly high cost for Totino’s Pizza Rolls, the audience took pity on him and pointed him to a more on-the-nose answer...
  • Uber Eats guy takes condo resident's $343 parcel after delivering food to her neighbour

    02/22/2018 10:04:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    STOMP/Straits Times ^ | 22 February 2018
    Instead of leaving after finishing his delivery run, a man was caught on camera lingering in the corridor of a condominium along Dunearn Road and taking a resident's parcel instead. The Dunearn Suites resident, Stomper binary0018, said she had been expecting a courier delivery from FedEx on Feb 19. As she was not home, the courier called at around 6pm to inform her that he had left her parcel on her doorstep. According to Binary0018, her parcel contained $343.31 worth of beauty products and toiletries. She told Stomp on Feb 20: "I was okay with it as my condo is...