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  • Can Twitter/X survive with the FR or Subscription model?

    11/29/2023 8:29:04 PM PST · by RandFan · 9 replies
    FR ^ | Nov 29 | RandFan
    I just upgraded to Premium+ on there and it got me wondering if they could survive this way if all these advertisers pull out? Others have mentioned the late Rush Limbaugh faced a similar boycott but Twitter/X is another level as it's quite a complex system and requires many employees/resources, etc. With Musk telling advertisers to GFY and warning that X could be killed it seems obvious this situation is critical. One thing he's launching is an AI assistant called Grok which will tap into Twitter's vast network. ChatGPT has been hugely successful so maybe this will be a way...
  • Florida man throws package of Oreos at wife while arguing over empty coffee maker: officials

    11/29/2023 7:07:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 21, 2023 | Adam Sabes
    A Florida man allegedly threw a package of Oreo cookies at his wife while the two were arguing over their empty coffee maker. Deputies wrote in an affidavit that John Sandoval, 70, was arrested Saturday morning after he allegedly threw the package of Oreo cookies at his wife while the two argued over their coffee maker that had no water in it, according to FOX 35. According to Lake County Sheriff's deputies, the couple, who has been married for over 40 years, got into a verbal argument while sitting at a table. At some point, Sandoval allegedly became "aggressive" and...
  • Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state whose complicated legacy shaped decades of U.S. policy, dies at 100

    11/29/2023 6:25:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/29/2023 | Daniel Arkin and Alexander Smith
    Henry Kissinger, the toweringly influential former secretary of state who earned a reputation as a sagacious diplomat but drew international condemnation and accusations of war crimes for his key role in widening the American presence in Vietnam and the U.S. bombing of Cambodia, died Wednesday. He was 100. Kissinger, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany, reached the pinnacle of the American political establishment and in turn became an unlikely household name. He was secretary of state and national security adviser under two Republican presidents, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, and advised powerful leaders in both American political parties for decades.
  • ‘Ugliness That Deep Is Evil’: City Spends $2 Million on World's Worst Fountain

    11/29/2023 5:58:00 PM PST · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    eBaum's World ^ | 11/01/2023 | Braden Bjella
    Commissioning public art ain’t easy. Art is subjective, meaning that a piece beloved by one person may be thought of as absolutely goddamn terrible by another. Still, there’s gotta be a better option than this: Recently, Vienna, Austria celebrated the 150th anniversary of its Hochquellen-Leitung — the pipeline that brings water into the city. Rather than mark the occasion with a small get-together (replete with whatever terrible hors d’oeuvres they eat in Austria), the city decided to think bigger. We can do better than a party, they thought. Hell, this is a water celebration! Let’s bring in the art group...
  • Elon Musk to advertisers who bail on twitter because of his tweets: “G.F.Y"

    11/29/2023 5:35:16 PM PST · by RandFan · 20 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Nov 29 | xDaily
    @xDaily Elon to advertisers who bail on twitter because of his tweets. “Go. F--k. Yourself.” CLIP @ LINK *WARNING : LANGUAGE* @xDaily The "Hi Bob" was targeted at Disney CEO Bob Iger who is in the audience and has paused advertising on X. @xDaily In march earlier this year, Elon thanked Disney, Apple for Remaining Two of Twitter’s Biggest Advertisers Both have paused advertising on the platform. @xDaily Elon later added that the advertiser boycott could kill X. He believes that the public will join him in blaming advertisers if X goes under.
  • Joe Biden is 'fully compromised': Rep. Elise Stefanik (video)

    11/29/2023 5:14:01 PM PST · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/28/2023 | Morings With Maria
    Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., discusses Hunter Biden offering to publicly testify, Donald Trump's chances in the 2024 election and the impeachment push from the GOP.
  • Consumer Reports ranking for the most reliable cars of 2023

    11/29/2023 10:50:08 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 33 replies
    News4JAX ^ | 11/29/23 | Consumer Reports
    Lexus and Toyota took the top spots for brand reliability, followed by Mini, Acura, Honda, and Subaru. And while EVs are growing in popularity, CR’s members experience 79 percent MORE problems with their EVs compared to gas-powered cars. EV trouble spots include issues with charging, electric motors, and battery problems. “Our members are reporting the same issues with most EVs as they are with vehicles that have been designed brand new from the ground up, whether they’re gas or electric. And EVs are about the newest technology out there,” Barry said. “And it’s taking a while, even for established carmakers...
  • Today’s Cryptogram 

    11/29/2023 2:26:13 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 15 replies
  • Nigel Farage on reality tv has been praising Donald Trump but the Network won't show it!

    11/29/2023 1:36:09 AM PST · by RandFan · 2 replies
    Various Newspaperrs | Nov 29 | RandFan
    The newspapers are full of this saying he was praising and talking up Donald Trump but the network bosses won't show it (surprise!). They're paying him $2m and his airtime on the show has been very limited according to sources because his politics / chit chat with the other participants likely resonates. Rather ironic isn't it. They probably regret it now. Bear in mind the show is on in the prime time 9pm slot so can't have any praise of Donald Trump to the masses can we?
  • Massie votes No on the resolution "Reaffirming the State of Israel’s Right to Exist” BECAUSE ...

    11/28/2023 8:39:56 PM PST · by RandFan · 83 replies
    Twitter/x ^ | Nov 28 | Rep. Thomas Massie
    @RepThomasMassie I agree with the title “Reaffirming the State of Israel’s Right to Exist” and much of the language, but I’m voting No on the resolution because it equates anti-Zionism with antisemitism. Antisemitism is deplorable, but expanding it to include criticism of Israel is not helpful.
  • Tucker wants to know what agreement the US government has entered in to with alien beings

    11/28/2023 8:22:51 PM PST · by RandFan · 76 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Nov 28 | Tucker Carlson
    Ep. 42 For more than 80 years, the US government has hidden the existence of UFOs. The question is why. The answer is ominous.
  • Sean Hannity Comes Clean About His Relationship with Gavin Newsom: 'We Just Hit It Off'

    11/28/2023 5:20:49 PM PST · by vespa300 · 82 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 11/28/2023 | Andrew Jose
    Fox News host Sean Hannity opened up about his friendly relationship with Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “From the first time we met, we just hit it off, and there was a certain relationship that developed that was like, ‘Oh, come on, you don’t believe all that,’” Hannity said of the governor during an interview at Fox News’ headquarters in New York, the Times reported Sunday.
  • 10 Comic Strip Tropes & Trends That Aged Poorly

    11/28/2023 4:21:46 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 122 replies
    CBR ^ | 5/14/25 | George Chrysostomou
  • Testosterone Therapy for Transgender Patients May Be Safer Than Thought

    11/28/2023 11:41:59 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 26 replies
    US News ^ | 11/28/23 | Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
    TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Transgender people transitioning to male (transmasculine) identity typically take testosterone therapy as part of the process. There have been worries that the treatment might spur erythrocytosis, an abnormally high concentration of red blood cells in blood that could prove dangerous But new research should help allay those fears: The largest study on the subject to date finds no significant risk. “Providers should feel more comfortable prescribing testosterone when it is indicated. Patients and the families of patients should feel reassured regarding at least this one source of anxiety about treatment," said study senior...
  • Bullit. Steve McQueen

    11/28/2023 10:00:25 AM PST · by waterhill · 49 replies
    The tv | Today | Me
    One of my favorite movies. I'm just of world news. Extended lunch and it came on. Excellent movie. They wasted like 8 Mustangs.
  • Irish Green Party member says bill 'restricting freedom' is for 'the common good'

    11/28/2023 6:57:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    Human Events ^ | June 15, 2023 | C.G. Jones
    Irish Green Party Senator Pauline O'Reilly recently defended her government's hate speech bill by suggesting that it is necessary to restrict people's freedoms by censoring gender-related speech that could make some feel "insecure" or uncomfortable. She said: "When you think about [it], all legislation is about the restriction of freedom. That's exactly what we're doing here. We are restricting freedom, but we're doing it for the common good." "You will see throughout our Constitution, yes, you have rights, [but] they are restricted for the common good. Everything needs to be balanced. And if your views on other people's identities go...
  • Today’s Cryptogram

    11/28/2023 1:09:33 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 15 replies
  • Baris Breaks Down President Trump's Dominance Among Rust Belt Voters

    11/27/2023 11:24:11 PM PST · by backpacker_c · 36 replies
    Warroom ^ | Nov 27, 2023 | Waroom
    "No Other Republican Wins Ohio Like That": Baris Breaks Down President Trump's Dominance Among Rust Belt Voters - Richard Baris talked about the current state of the election with Bannon on the morning Warroom
  • A history of Olympic gender scandals

    11/27/2023 6:46:22 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 7 replies
    Flashback ^ | 5/29/12 | Anorak
    Russian ‘sisters’ Tamara and Irina Press romped home to five gold medals and smashed lots of records. When gender testing came in, they retired. Rivals called them the ‘Press Brothers’.
  • What is Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year for 2023? Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year is...

    11/27/2023 5:02:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Euronews ^ | 27/11/2023 | David Mouriquand
    A fitting Word of the Year from Merriam-Webster, which reflects one of 2023's main issues: distinguishing between "real" and "fake"... The Word of the Year reflects the preoccupations of the time... And in an age of post-truth, ChatGPT, and deepfakes run amok, the line between “real” and “fake” has become increasingly blurred. How fitting then that US publishing company Merriam-Webster have elected the word of the year for 2023 as “authentic.” According to Merriam-Webster, “authentic” has a number of meanings including “not false or imitation,” a synonym of real and actual; and also “true to one’s own personality, spirit, or...