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  • Chris Pratt's stunt double from Guardians of the Galaxy dies aged 47: Family says death was 'unexpected and shocking'

    05/16/2024 11:48:49 AM PDT · by algore · 38 replies
    Tony McFarr passed away Monday at his home outside Orlando, Florida. His family say they are yet to learn how he died, but Farr's mom Donna told TMZ his passing was 'unexpected and shocking.' The Orange County Medical Examiner told the outlet that it is running toxicology reports as it investigates the death. McFarr was a talented stuntman known for his work in Jurassic World, Antman and The Wasp and Darkest Minds among others, stepping into the shoes of some of Hollywood's biggest names. McFarr stood in for Pratt's as Star Lord in the popular Marvel Universe franchise movies. The...
  • Biden has debts of up to $815,000...and no one bought his books last year, financial records show

    05/16/2024 8:52:45 AM PDT · by algore · 61 replies
    President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are carrying a personal debt of up to $815,000, their financial records show, and no one is buying the president's books. Most of the couple's debt is the mortgage on their Delaware home and an equity loan on that home. In total, the Bidens reported assets between roughly $1 million and $2.6 million and liabilities between roughly $350,000 and $850,000, according to an Office of Government Ethics form that lists ranges rather than precise figures. The Bidens' financial records, along with those of Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff,...
  • EV owners say their cars are making them SICK - as driver claims her Tesla caused her nose bleeds, 'debilitating' body pains and hair loss

    05/14/2024 6:41:05 PM PDT · by algore · 62 replies
    EVs may be safer for the environment but owners claim the vehicles are causing harm to their health. There are growing reports of electric car drivers suffering motion sickness, dizziness and nausea from the vehicles' braking and acceleration systems. And a former Tesla owner has claimed that she experienced nosebleeds, hair loss and 'debilitating' body pains while using the vehicle she purchased in 2021. While she was not entirely sure the Tesla was at fault, the Georgia resident and said her symptoms disappeared after selling the car. Tesla owners have had to trade in some models because the air conditioning...
  • Scientists discover ancient HERPES in 50,000-year-old Neanderthal bones found in a Russian cave... and they want to bring virus back to life

    05/14/2024 9:24:55 AM PDT · by algore · 44 replies
    The oldest human viruses, including herpes, have been uncovered in 50,000-year-old Neanderthal bones - and experts could soon recreate them. Researchers at Brazil's Federal University of São Paulo identified remnants of the herpesviruses, which causes cold sores, the sexually transmitted papillomavirus and adenovirus, also known as the common cold, in two male Neanderthals' DNA found in a Russian cave. Previous theories suggested that Neanderthals may have gone extinct because of viruses and the latest study may be the first to provide evidence for this idea. Now, the team hopes to synthesize the viruses and infect human cells in a lab...
  • ‘She Can Get Away with Anything’: White Missouri Teen Caught Using the N-Word At Christian School Reportedly Escaped Harsh Punishment Because of Her Mother’s Position

    05/07/2024 6:06:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | May 3, 2024 | Yasmeen Freightman
    Videos posted to social media showing a young, white Christian school student repeatedly saying the N-word has triggered calls for more severe punishments for students who use racial slurs and hate speech. The Kansas City Defender reported on two videos, originally posted on Snapchat last October, showing the student in a school bathroom saying, “You stupid ******,” and “Come here little ******.” Students who saw the videos reported them to their school administrators at Summit Christian Academy, but administrators reportedly made no effort to punish the student at the time. The Kansas City Defender said several students reached out to...
  • Ex-CNN reporter frets over dinner she had with 'closeted' Trump supporters: 'Continues to haunt me'

    05/06/2024 5:33:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 6, 2024 4:32pm EDT | Hanna Panreck
    Ex-CNN reporter Michelle Kosinski wrote in a Sunday social media post that she was surprised by how “normal” a group of “closeted” Trump supporters seemed at a dinner she attended, which she said continues to “haunt” her. “All were well-educated and successful in careers. They seemed great! On the surface. For like an hour. But slowly, over a few drinks, they began to let slip their true MAGA natures,” Kosinski wrote. Kosinski, a former correspondent for both CNN and NBC News, wrote that one couple in the group wouldn’t allow their kids to apply to Ivy League universities, but were...
  • Jim Jordan Schedules Hearing to Hold Merrick Garland in Contempt of Congress

    05/06/2024 4:12:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 May 2024 | Wendell Husebø
    House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) scheduled a markup hearing for May 16 to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to provide audio recordings of President Joe Biden’s interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur, a source confirmed to Breitbart News. Garland defied a final warning on April 26 to comply with a subpoena for the audio of Biden’s interview with Hur. If Garland did not comply with the subpoena, House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) and Jordan warned Garland on April 17 that he would face contempt of Congress proceedings. The markup is...
  • Why North Korea's latest propaganda bop is a huge TikTok hit

    05/04/2024 5:33:47 PM PDT · by algore · 29 replies
    When North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un released his latest song two weeks ago, surely he couldn’t have foreseen it becoming a hit on TikTok. But the propaganda tune has gone viral online with Gen Z users bopping around to the synthy-electro pop. “Let’s sing Kim Jong Un, the great leader/ Let’s brag about Kim Jong Un, our friendly father,” the song goes. It’s just a really great tune, TikTokkers say. “Taylor Swift was not expecting to get blown out of the water right after dropping her new album,” one fan joked online. “Wait, this slaps”, “This song needs a...
  • US official urges China, Russia to declare only humans, not AI, control nuclear weapons

    05/03/2024 6:12:26 PM PDT · by algore · 11 replies
    HONG KONG, May 2 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. official on Thursday urged China and Russia to match declarations by the United States and others that only humans, and never artificial intelligence, would make decisions on deploying nuclear weapons. State Department arms control official Paul Dean told an online briefing that Washington had made a "clear and strong commitment" that humans had total control over nuclear weapons, adding that France and Britain had done the same. "We would welcome a similar statement by China and the Russian Federation," said Dean, principal deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Arms Control,...
  • One Company Is Recording Tens of Millions of License Plates Per Month Across 47 States

    05/02/2024 11:07:44 AM PDT · by algore · 52 replies
    Automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) cameras are becoming more and more common on American roads, thanks to one company. Flock Safety is a tech company that provides surveillance products to a wide array of clients. Its largest customer is law enforcement. Namely, governing bodies use the company's ALPR cameras to capture millions of U.S. driver plates all over the country. Many local citizens are unaware of the cameras. Chiefly, this is due to the quiet methods used to install them and utilize recorded data. Eric Fielder works in real estate. He recently noticed something unusual in his community. The resident...
  • Nearly 50% of LGBT teens considered suicide last year - with nearly one-fifth of transgender men attempting to end their lives, shocking survey finds

    05/01/2024 1:52:37 PM PDT · by algore · 53 replies
    More than one in 10 young people who identify as LGBTQ attempted suicide in 2023, a survey from suicide prevention organization Trevor Project has found. The survey, which focuses on the mental health of LGBTQ youth, was circulated to 18,000 people from ages 13 to 24. Nearly 40 percent of LGBTQ young people seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, while 46 percent of transgender and nonbinary young people between the ages of 13 and 17 had similar ideations. Transgender men were the most at risk, with more than 50 percent of them reporting considering suicide and 18 percent...
  • Rob Schneider Denies Reports That His Stand-Up Set During A Republican Event Was Cut Short: “Woke Bulls***”

    04/30/2024 11:10:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 17, 2024 | Radhamely De Leon
    Saturday Night Live alum Rob Schneider is refusing to apologize after recent reports claimed that his stand-up routine was cut short at a holiday gala in 2023 after Republican lawmakers found it “off-color and off-putting.” “I’m not changing my material or apologizing for my jokes to anybody. Enough with this woke bulls‑‑‑. America’s sick of it,” Schneider told TMZ. Politico reports that Schneider was meant to perform a half-hour comedy set at the gala until Senate Working Group executive director James Kimmey cut off his set within just ten minutes. Sources who were present at the gala or were familiar...
  • Man sentenced to physical castration, 50 years in prison for multiple counts of raping an underage girl and impregnating her

    04/29/2024 6:28:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY ^ | 2024-04-28 | Jenna Curren
    In addition to his sentence, a 21st Judicial District Court judge has ordered a 54-year-old man to be physically castrated as part of his guilty plea for the rape of a 14-year-old girl that resulted in a pregnancy. In a Facebook post, District Attorney Scott Perrilloux's office announced that 54-year-old Glenn Sullivan of Springfield, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, April 17th, to four counts of second-degree rape. Sullivan was sentenced to 50 years in prison and physical castration. According to the DA, the case stems from a July 2022 Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office investigation. The post stated, "A young woman told...
  • OnlyFans star Farha Khalidi claims she was paid by Biden administration to spread 'political propaganda' to her thousands of social media followers

    04/29/2024 6:04:22 PM PDT · by algore · 50 replies
    OnlyFans star Farha Khalidi said President Joe Biden's team paid her to spread 'political propaganda' on her platforms. Specifically, the social media personality said that by the time she graduated college she was doing paid posts for everyone from Planned Parenthood to the Biden administration to dating apps. 'I was doing full-on political propaganda,' Khalidi told commentator Richard Hanania of working with a team commissioning an ad with her for Biden. Khalidi said that Biden's team didn't want her to disclose to her hundreds of thousands of followers that they were paying her for the content. The White House wanted...
  • Less alcohol, or none at all, is one path to better health [AP sharia]

    04/29/2024 11:39:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 29, 2024 | Carla K. Johnson
    It’s wine time. Beer Thirty. Happy hour. Five o’clock somewhere. Maybe it’s also time to rethink drinking? Moderate drinking was once thought to have benefits for the heart, but better research methods have thrown cold water on that. “Drinking less is a great way to be healthier,” said Dr. Timothy Naimi, who directs the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Guidelines vary a lot from country to country but the overall trend is toward drinking less. The United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Holland and Australia recently reviewed new evidence and lowered their alcohol...
  • Heart-stopping moment hero grandma, 45, shoots intruder who burst into her home while she was watching Taylor Swift movie with young granddaughter and attacked her

    04/27/2024 9:06:09 PM PDT · by algore · 30 replies
    A New Mexico grandma has been hailed as a hero for shooting a burglar who burst into her home and attacked her while she watched a Taylor Swift movie with her granddaughter. Anissa Tinnin, 45, was elated that her granddaughter was spending the night. The duo ate dinner, bathed and cuddled on the couch as they watched Taylor Swift's Eras Tour film. 'We had our popcorn and M&M's, dancing and singing along, when our lives were about to suddenly change A man Tinnin had never seen before barreled through the front door. 'I jumped over this couch and we met...
  • Help wanted: Unicorns for ‘pure magic’ career with Mukilteo police

    04/26/2024 1:17:10 PM PDT · by algore · 7 replies
    MUKILTEO — Calling all unicorns. Mukilteo police want you on the force. What’s up with that? A uniformed unicorn police officer with rainbow hair is featured in a new recruitment strategy that reads: “Unicorns may not be real but a career with the Mukilteo Police is pure magic.” The city has two openings on its force slotted for 32 commissioned police officers. Entry-level pay is $81,544 to $105,295. Rookies must be at least 21 with a high school diploma or equivalent. “There’s a whole population who would be amazing police officers that had probably never even thought about the job...
  • Oracle Is Moving Its World Headquarters To Nashville

    04/23/2024 7:38:56 PM PDT · by algore · 24 replies
    Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison said Tuesday that the company is moving its world headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee, to be closer to a major health-care epicenter. CNBC reports: In a wide-ranging conversation with Bill Frist, a former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Ellison said Oracle is moving a "huge campus" to Nashville, "which will ultimately be our world headquarters." He said Nashville is an established health center and a "fabulous place to live," one that Oracle employees are excited about. "It's the center of the industry we're most concerned about, which is the health-care industry," Ellison said. The announcement was seemingly spur-of-the-moment....
  • The “Feminist” Case Against Having Sex for Fun

    04/23/2024 1:32:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Vox ^ | Apr 23, 2024 | Eric Levitz
    American conservatives are cozying up to British feminists who argue that the sexual revolution has hurt women.In a post on X, the “anti-woke” crusader Christopher Rufo wrote, “‘Recreational sex’ is a large part of the reason we have so many single-mother households, which drives poverty, crime, and dysfunction. The point of sex is to create children—this is natural, normal, and good.” Much gawking at Rufo’s grimly utilitarian take on sex ensued. Yet the firestorm largely ignored the woman whose anti-birth-control tirade had ignited it. Rufo’s remarks were sparked by a video of a 2023 Heritage Foundation panel. In that clip,...
  • Black 'Doctor Who' condemns celebration of 'White mediocrity' while 'we have to be absolutely flawless'

    04/20/2024 11:46:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 20, 2024 12:09pm EDT | Alexander Hall
    Ncuti (pronounced Shooty) Gatwa, the first black “Doctor Who,” complained, “There’s so much white mediocrity that gets celebrated,” in a new interview. Gatwa, an LGBTQ* Rwandan immigrant to the U.K., spoke out about a variety of identity-related grievances as the cover model of the “best-selling gay magazine” Attitude for its May/June issue. When asked about whether he received backlash for being cast as the Doctor, who has primarily been played by white men throughout the decades, he responded that his critics need a better hobby, but also suggested his casting is part of a global shift, “[W]e do see a...