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  • A Nation of Immigrants

    08/20/2018 7:20:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    PragerU via Youtube ^ | 08/20/18 | Michelle Malkin
    The common narrative today is that after decades of globalism, hard-hearted Americans now seek to close the nation’s borders to new immigrants. But the truth is that the United States maintains the most generous immigration policies in the world. However, as CRTV host and author of Invasion and Sold Out Michelle Malkin explains, a few ill-conceived immigration policies are threatening to destroy the American Dream for Americans and aspiring Americans alike.
  • 12 of the Worst Places to Live in the U.S.

    08/20/2018 1:02:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 126 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 17, 2016 | Destination Tips
    Camden, New Jersey Detroit, Michigan Cleveland, Ohio New Haven, Connecticut Memphis, Tennessee Stockton, California Birmingham, Alabama New Orleans, Louisiana Oakland, California Modesto, California Reno, Nevada St. Louis, Missouri
  • Woman riding electric scooter hit by car, killed in downtown Cleveland

    08/19/2018 7:16:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    The crash happened about 10 p.m. on East 9th Street near St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said. A Chevy Cruz driven by a 19-year-old man was driving south on East 9th Street when he struck the woman on the scooter from behind. The woman was thrown from the scooter and fell onto the road, Ciaccia said. She was taken to MetroHealth, where she died. ... The 19-year-old man was taken to St. Vincent Charity Hospital for evaluation, but he was released and booked into county jail. He is facing an aggravated vehicular homicide charge.... Cleveland police...
  • The Economists 10 most liveable cities in the world: Australia and Canada Dominate 6 of 10 spots

    08/19/2018 4:36:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    The Real Deal ^ | 08/18/2018
    America just isn’t that liveable compared to the rest of the world it seems.The annual global “liveability” ranking of cities saw the top 10 spots mostly split between Australia, Canada and Japan, according to CNBC. No American city made the top 20.The ranking is put together by the Economist Intelligence Unit and includes 140 cities in a process which considers healthcare, culture, infrastructure, crime and conflict, and education among others as factors in scoring. The highest-ranked American city was Honolulu at 23. Here’s a look at which cities made the top 10. [CNBC]—Erin Hudson1. Vienna, Austria (Credit: Pixabay) 2. Melbourne,...
  • Netflix purges all user reviews like it said it would

    08/19/2018 2:39:16 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Netflix ^ | August 18, 2018 | Mariella Moon
    If you're browsing Netflix for a new show to watch, don't bother looking for reviews on the platform to see if a title is worth your time. The streaming service is done purging user reviews -- a decade's worth of comments praising and excoriating shows, all gone. Under the question "How do I post reviews on Netflix?," the service's Help Center now says: "Netflix customers were able to leave reviews on until mid-2018, when reviews were removed due to declining use. To learn how Netflix suggests TV shows and movies we think you'll love, visit our Ratings & Recommendations...
  • Columbus man's arms to be amputated after mauled by pit bulls

    08/18/2018 3:16:28 PM PDT · by Norski · 81 replies ^ | August 17, 2018 | Tony Sloan
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus man has to have his arms amputated after being attacked by three pit bulls. Forty-two-year-old Dudley Willis says he was walking home from the store last week when he was mauled by three pit bulls belonging to one the neighbors on the corner of 38th Street and Earline Avenue. He was left laying here in this area, just left laying out here. Nobody called for help or nothing. He was just left laying out here, says his sister Alycia Willis. Alycia Willis says he was left there for an hour and twenty-five minutes before...
  • 'Hacky hack hack': Australia teen breaches Apple's secure network

    08/17/2018 2:18:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | August 17, 2018 | Staff
    A schoolboy who "dreamed" of working for Apple hacked the firm's computer systems, Australian media has reported, although the tech giant said Friday no customer data was compromised. The Children's Court of Victoria was told the teenager broke into Apple's mainframea large, powerful data processing systemfrom his home in the suburbs of Melbourne and downloaded 90GB of secure files, The Age reported late Thursday. The boy, then aged 16, accessed the system multiple times over a year as he was a fan of Apple and had "dreamed of" working for the US firm, the newspaper said, citing his lawyer. Apple...
  • ESPN wont televise national anthem during MNF

    08/17/2018 1:54:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | August 17, 2018, 1:59 PM EDT | Darin Gantt
    ESPN has found a way to keep from being in the middle of any national anthem controversies on their air this year by not putting it on their air. According to Sara Fischer of, ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro said their intention was to not show players doing whatever they may or may not be doing during the song during their Monday Night Football presentations. We generally have not broadcasted the anthem and I dont think that will change this year. Our plan going into this year is to not broadcast the anthem, Pitaro said. Again that could change....
  • Woman denied job for ghetto name, but company blames hacker

    08/17/2018 6:56:05 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 15, 2018 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Missouri woman said shes hurt and distraught after being denied a job because her name was considered too ghetto but company officials insist a hacker sent the racist message. Hermeisha Robinson, of Bellefontaine Neighbors, shared her experience with Mantality Health in Chesterfield in a Facebook post on Monday, saying she was discriminated against due to her name even though she had what it takes to fill the job post. I have a public service announcement, Robinson wrote in an all-caps post. I am very upset because today I received an email about this job that I applied...
  • Americans Dont Know Chinaand Thats a Huge Problem

    08/17/2018 6:32:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Fortune ^ | 08/16/2018 | By BEN HARBURG
    President Trump has accused China of intellectual property theft, forced technology transfer, protectionism, and driving a trade deficit. But these disputes obscure an embarrassing reality: America has voluntarily ceded its intellectual arbitrage to China by opening the U.S. up for total download without even attempting to return the favor. Information flows abundantly and freely eastward. Little returns west. Chinese investors, students, government officials, and corporations have mapped every inch of America. The same cannot be said for Americans. But this situation is not actually due to protectionism by the Chinese state. Rather, Americans have voluntarily chosen isolation. The flood of...
  • Meet Dallas, the pit bull saved from a Canadian dogfighting ring to get K-9 training

    08/16/2018 10:09:04 PM PDT · by Norski · 23 replies
    MetroUSA ^ | august 13, 2018 | Sam Newhouse
    'Ontario 21' pit bull saved from fighting will get training for K-9 work in Philly area with the Throw Away Dogs Project. By Sam Newhouse Dallas, a pit bull rescued from an Ontario dog-fighting ring, was facing euthanasia but now is entering training as a K-9. A pit bull who has led a precarious life for years discovered in a massive Canadian dogfighting ring, scheduled for execution by animal welfare authorities and then freed by court order is now on the way to a very unexpected second act: K-9 police dog training in the Philly area through the...
  • Dogs attack 79-year-old woman in Cartersville

    08/16/2018 9:59:13 PM PDT · by Norski · 48 replies
    Fox5Atlanta ^ | August 14, 2018 | Alexa Liacko
    Posted: Aug 14 2018 09:35PM EDT Video Posted: Aug 14 2018 10:53PM EDT Updated: Aug 15 2018 08:27PM EDT CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - Neighbors are on edge in Cartersville after they say three dogs attacked a 79-year-old woman. The neighbors tell FOX 5 the woman was outside her home in her front yard when the three pit bull mix dogs approached her and began biting her. The woman fell and suffered a fractured spine in addition to the bite marks. I She is now at the hospital in Cartersville recovering. Neighbors say these dogs have gotten out before and have harassed...
  • Lots of Solar Panels in Massachusetts

    08/16/2018 4:49:07 PM PDT · by conservativehusker · 20 replies
    While visiting the Rehoboth area of Massachusetts I noticed a lot of home with Solar Panels. I find it difficult to believe that the payback would be worth it in an area that seems to be clouded over alot. Anybody out there that has some inside knowledge of the Solar market? Good tax benefits????
  • No Canadians: Air France unions call for French CEO

    08/16/2018 10:37:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies ^ | 16 August 2018 11:06 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Trade unions at Air France called Thursday for the company to name a French chief executive amid reports that the board is set to nominate Canadian Ben Smith at the helm of the group. Nine out of ten unions issued a joint statement, saying it was inconceivable that the Air France company, French since 1933, falls into the hands of a foreign executive whose candidacy is being promoted by a competitor. The statement appeared to be referring to Delta Airlines, the US airline which owns 8.8 percent of the capital of Air France-KLM, the parent group formed out of the...
  • The Man Who Solved Bitcoins Most Notorious Heist

    08/16/2018 8:13:38 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10 Aug 2018 | Justin.Scheck/ Bradley Hope
    More than $400 million had seemingly vanished into cyberspace... His workwhat he calls blockchain archaeologyhas become an industry... You know those documentaries about the Kennedy assassinations, and you see them 20 years later? Mr. Kelman, the lawyer, remembers telling his partners. Thats going to be us in 20 years. ... Soon after, he got an unexpected message. Gary Alford, an agent with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, was known in crypto circles as the investigator who identified the owner of Silk Road, ... Mr. Nilsson passed the namewith a typoto the IRS agent, Mr. Alford. ... Mr. Vinniks future is...
  • Elizabeth Warren to introduce the 'Accountable Capitalism Act'

    08/15/2018 8:04:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 70 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/2018 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at making the nation's largest companies accountable to employees and their local communities, not just shareholders. In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Warren said companies in the late 20th Century started operating in a way that made them slaves to shareholders. "That shift has had a tremendous effect on the economy," she wrote. "In the early 1980s, large American companies sent less than half their earnings to shareholders, spending the rest on their employees and other priorities." "But between 2007 and 2016, large American companies dedicated 93% of their...
  • How Millennials Killed Mayonnaise

    08/15/2018 7:02:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 207 replies
    Philly Mag ^ | August 11, 2018 | SANDY HINGSTON
    The inexorable rise of identity condiments has led to hard times for the most American of foodstuffs. And thats a shame. [snip] Along about a decade ago, though, I began to notice I was toting home as much of my offerings as Id concocted. My contributions were being overlooked or shunned. Why should this be? Moms extraordinary potato salad fragrant with dill, spiced by celery seed went untouched on the picnic table. So did her macaroni salad, and her chicken salad, and her deviled eggs. When I carted home a good three pounds of painstakingly prepared...
  • Anyone paying any attention to gold and silver? (Silver is looking cheap)

    08/15/2018 8:04:39 AM PDT · by NRx · 48 replies
    Vanity | 08-15-2018 | NRx
    Gold and silver have been getting the snot beaten out of them lately as people respond to a fiat currency crisis in Turkey by flocking to another fiat currency. But even if I were a Keynesian and believed in paper money, I'd have to say that precious metals are looking attractive. I'm generally a gold guy, but silver is crazy cheap right now. As of right now it's trading at around $14.50 oz. But the real story that conventional analysts are missing is the silver to gold price ratio. Since gold was demonetized in the early 1970's the average price...
  • Apple macOS vulnerability paves the way for system compromise with a single click

    08/14/2018 12:57:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    ZDNet ^ | By Charlie Osborne for Zero Day | August 13, 2018
    A security researcher uncovered a zero-day in Apple software by tweaking a few lines of code. Speaking at Defcon in Las Vegas last week, Patrick Wardle, Chief Research Officer of Digita Security, described his research into "synthetic" interactions with a user interface (UI) that can lead to severe macOS system security issues. Synthetic events are when attackers can virtually "click" objects in order to load code without user consent. If a threat actor is able to "click" a security prompt and load a kernel extension, this could lead to the full compromise of an operating system. "Via a single click,...
  • You Can Turn Off Tracking On Your Phone, But Google Is Still Tracking You

    08/14/2018 9:14:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    After people began getting a bit antsy about how their phones were tracking their every move for the past several years, Google felt a need to respond. After all, their former motto was something about not being evil and you need to give the customer what they want. (Within reason.) CNBC covered an announcement from the company back in May which explained how easy it was.It boiled down to a few basic bullet points: “Google has new tools that let you easily turn off everything it logs about you. You can turn off location history, Google Search results, YouTube...