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  • Game performance of immigrant NBA players might suffer in context of far-right political support

    11/01/2023 12:12:00 PM PDT · by devane617 · 52 replies ^ | 11/01/2023
    During the 2020–2021 season of the National Basketball Association (NBA), which took place during Donald Trump's failed bid at re-election, immigrant players for teams in regions with stronger far-right political sentiments were more likely to make game errors—highlighting the possible detrimental effects of such views on immigrant workplace performance. Benjamin Korman and Florian Kunze of the University of Konstanz, Germany, presented these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on November 1. Prior research has shown that, in regions with strong support for far-right political parties, immigrants face more prejudice and discrimination. Evidence also suggests that being exposed to anti-immigrant...
  • Supreme Court to consider whether ‘Trump Too Small’ can be trademarked without ex-president’s permission

    11/01/2023 8:17:16 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-01-2023 | Devan Cole
    A political activist’s desire to register a suggestive phrase targeting Donald Trump’s anatomy and policies is at the center of a Supreme Court case being heard Wednesday that will test the limits of the First Amendment.Trump is not a party to the case, but his name will likely be tossed around constantly during oral arguments as the justices weigh whether a federal trademark statute that prevented the activist from registering “Trump Too Small” as a slogan for t-shirts without the former president’s explicit permission runs afoul of the First Amendment.“The mark criticizes Trump by using a double entendre, invoking...
  • Study finds mainstream Christians and non-religious equally likely to use online pornography

    10/21/2023 6:59:26 AM PDT · by devane617 · 44 replies ^ | 10/21/2023
    The use of web tracking panel data provides new insights into Germans' online pornography use. According to new research published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, German Catholics, Protestants, and the religiously unaffiliated are as likely to use online pornography as each other. By comparison, members of minority religions in Germany, such as Muslims or Orthodox Christians, are less likely to use online pornography. "Prior studies have shown that religiosity can be a strong predictor of pornography usage," said Dr. Pascal Siegers of GESIS—Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. "We wanted to re-investigate these questions using web tracking data that is...
  • The cheap, easy-to-make amphetamine pill..keeping ISIS fighters on their feet for days at a time

    11/20/2015 1:55:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jennifer Newton
    ISIS fighters are taking cheap, easy-to-make amphetamine pills that help keep them awake for days, which is fuelling the civil war in Syria. The small tablets of the highly addictive substance Captagon are produced in Syria and is widely available across the Middle East. It is thought that the trade of the drugs brings in millions of dollars in revenue to Syria, providing funding for weapons and ammunition. .......A drug control officer in the central city of Homs said he had observed the effects of Captagon on protesters and fighters held for questioning. He told Reuters news agency: 'We would...
  • Scott Carpenter has passed.

    08/06/2023 11:16:27 AM PDT · by waterhill · 52 replies
    Make fun. He was a good man. I have experience with these beings. Laugh your hearts out. I know what I know. They exist. Call me crazy. Spent alot of weeks in the woods. Nephalim. I know what I brain said no.Carpenter was right. Rest in peace friend.
  • QAnon leader Michael Protzman dies in dirtbike accident, followers claim it’s just a hoax

    07/07/2023 5:54:14 AM PDT · by devane617 · 15 replies
    nypost ^ | 07/07/2023
    A leader of the QAnon conspiracy cult died last weekend in a dirt bike accident — though his minions believe his death is fabricated and part of a larger plan. Michael Protzman, 60, known to his followers as Negative 48, died Friday in the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota a week after an accident at the Meadow Valley Motocross track in Millville, Minnesota, VICE News confirmed. According to the medical examiner, Protzman succumbed to his “multiple blunt force injuries” after he “lost control of his dirt bike.” Protzman served as a god-like figure to his thousands of cult followers since...
  • 6 Moms for Liberty protesters arrested on final day of the group’s Philly summit

    07/02/2023 2:54:45 PM PDT · by devane617 · 14 replies
    .inquirer ^ | 07/02/2023
    Five Moms for Liberty protesters were arrested Sunday morning for blocking traffic outside the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, and a sixth for waving a flag over a barricade set up outside the hotel, according to activists. Philadelphia police said the six people were arrested on charges of failure to disperse, but did not provide further details. ACT UP Philadelphia, the AIDS activism group, provided photographs of five people, who were holding hands while standing in the middle of the intersection at 12th and Filbert Streets. “They were chanting for Moms for Liberty to go home and blocking traffic,” said Aaron Bodiford,...
  • Trump Extremists Demand Civil War, Mass Murder After New Indictment

    06/10/2023 5:34:18 AM PDT · by devane617 · 118 replies
    Extreme supporters of Donald Trump have met news of his federal indictment with visions of violence and retribution. At The Donald, a forum for ultra-MAGA Trump supporters, users demanded public executions and other forms of lynching to avenge the federal prosecution of Trump, for the alleged mishandling of state secrets at Mar a Lago after he was no longer president. The calls for violence appeared in comment threads, responding to posts on the front page of the forum Thursday night, after news broke of Trump’s latest legal troubles. The most extreme comments were written in response to a fanciful post...
  • Exxon sued by U.S. after 5 nooses found at Louisiana plant

    03/04/2023 6:29:12 AM PST · by devane617 · 58 replies
    ccbsnews ^ | 03/04/2023
    Exxon Mobil was sued by a federal agency for alleged racial discrimination against a Black employee after the worker found a hangman's noose at his worksite at a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, facility. It was one of several nooses found at the plant over a number of years, which the company failed to adequately address, according to the government. Milferd McGhee, a Black employee who has worked at the Exxon plant since 2010, found a noose at his workplace in January 2020, according to the lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which was filed on Thursday. McGhee, who was...
  • How classified documents became a schoolgirl’s show-and-tell

    01/26/2023 9:08:15 AM PST · by Vendome · 14 replies
    AP News ^ | 1/26/2023 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    The Carter files fell into Kristin’s hands through a somewhat meandering route. Two days after the 1980 debate, businessman Alan Preble found the papers in his Cleveland hotel room, apparently left behind by Carter press secretary Jody Powell. Preble took them to his Franklin Park home, where they sat for more than three years as a faintly appreciated keepsake. “We had looked through them but didn’t think they were important,” Carol Preble, Kristin’s mother, said back then, apparently unimpressed by the classified markings. But for social studies class, Kristin “thought they’d be real interesting. I thought they’d be great, too.”...
  • I modified my body to be a ‘black alien’ — now restaurants are scared to serve me

    01/25/2023 12:58:43 PM PST · by frogjerk · 136 replies
    NY Post ^ | Brooke Kato
    He’s been blacklisted. Anthony Loffredo, who calls himself the “black alien,” removed his ears, nostrils and even a few fingers; sharpened his teeth and dyed them purple; and covered his body in extreme tattoos. Now the Frenchman says he’s found one space where he can’t come in peace.
  • The Four Duckeries(Title adjusted)

    11/29/2022 11:10:18 AM PST · by Vendome · 16 replies ^ | 11/28/2022 | James Howard Kunstler
    I doubt there is another era in the history of Western Civ when the forces in-motion acting on society were so mystifying to those acted upon. And isn’t it especially galling that this is so in an age after rational scientific practice had decoded so many of nature’s secrets? Did that project somehow fail in the end? Has the Enlightenment been defeated?First: Covid-19. How is it that we don’t know for sure how this organism came into the world, or understand what ensued after it did? Answer: the people who caused it to happen in the Wuhan lab have been...
  • Most ballots found on Hwy 17 have been verified and will be included in election results(Reeeeeally?)

    11/17/2022 9:51:47 AM PST · by Vendome · 52 replies
    MSN News ^ | 11/16/2022 | Tori Gaines
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — Ballots that were found discarded on a highway in San Jose have been examined, and most will be included in the official results of the recent election, according to a press release from the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.
  • Dan Bongino

    11/14/2022 9:35:40 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 8 replies
    14 Nov 2022 | US Navy Vet
    Anyone know what happened to Dan's postings today?
  • Oculus Founder, Defense Contractor Developing VR Headset That Kills User If Avatar Dies In Game

    11/09/2022 7:14:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | By Brandon Drey • Nov 8, 2022
    Modern virtual reality pioneer Palmer Luckey claims he created a VR headset that would instantly destroy the user’s brain with explosive charge modules if the player’s character dies in the game. “If you die in the game,” Luckey wrote in his Monday blog post. “You die in real life.” Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR and designer of the virtual reality head-mounted display Oculus Rift, said tying the life of a gamer to their virtual avatar has always fascinated him. “You instantly raise the stakes to the maximum level and force people to fundamentally rethink how they interact with the...
  • GREEN FINGERS Urgent warning to gardeners as soil ‘increases risk of killer heart disease’ (wear a mask while gardening)

    07/02/2022 10:40:29 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 63 replies
    The Sun ^ | 7/1/2022 | Terri-Ann Williams
    GARDENERS have been warned that their habit could leave them at an increased risk of heart disease. Medics found that pollutants in the soil could have a 'detrimental effect on the cardiovascular system'. The results of the analysis pushed experts to recommend that people wear a face mask, if they are in close contact with the soil. Experts at the University Medical Center Mainz, Germany said pollution of air, water and soil is responsible for at least nine million deaths each year. They highlighted that more than 60 per cent of pollution-related deaths are due to heart issues such as...
  • His stroke is center stage in Pennsylvania's Senate race amid calls for debates

    09/11/2022 10:21:59 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 25 replies
    Bucking ham Palace ^ | 9/13/22 | United States
    Sep 11, 2020 In a break from traditional protocol, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain ordered the change to the daily ceremonial parade to show solidarity with the United States in the wake of the 9-11 attacks
  • Is AOC Going to Die This Month? Bizarre Line in Latest Interview Raises Questions.

  • Significant Breakthrough in Search for Tinnitus Cure

    08/16/2022 1:09:48 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 88 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | By UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND - AUGUST 15, 2022
    A new study finds clinically significant improvements in tinnitus from a mobile-phone-based therapy. Scientists are excited by the results from a trial of a new treatment for tinnitus. After 20 years of searching for a cure for tinnitus, researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand are excited by ‘encouraging results’ from a clinical trial of a mobile-phone-based therapy. For the study, 61 patients were randomly assigned to one of two treatments. Half (31 people) were given the prototype of the new ‘digital polytherapeutic.’ The other half (30 people) used a popular self-help app producing white noise. On average,...
  • Trump and MTG

    07/07/2022 7:33:50 PM PDT · by Carthego delenda est · 13 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7-7-2022 | Rep MTG