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Sunday October 14, 2018. 06:40 PM
The 78-member Congressional Progressive Caucus is meant to be the democracy-friendly, corporate-hostile wing of the Democratic Party, which is why the caucus announced a year ago that it would stop accepting corporate money -- but a year later, nearly every member is still...
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Umair Haque (previously) is in the unfortunate position of being both inarguably correct and horribly depressing when he says 'catastrophic climate change is probably inevitable.' Capitalism was incapable of dealing with climate change, treating damage to human lives and...
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When Obama took office, he took over from one of the least popular presidents in US history, 22% George Bush, a liar who tortured and spied his way through an illegitimate war that we're still fighting, and next year's deployment will include soldiers who weren't even born...
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In a new essay, Douglas Rushkoff examines Universal Basic Income, writing that it's not a gift but a 'scam' and a 'tool for our further enslavement.' Here's a snippet: To the rescue comes UBI. The policy was once thought of as a way of taking extreme poverty off the table....
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Speed reading isn't just an innate skill possessed by a lucky few. Anyone can learn to speed read, and the benefits are endless. The brain can process more information than most people have time to soak up, but you can make that time now with the 2018 Award-Winning Speed...
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Abigail Disney is Walt Disney's grand-niece; she is an activist and documentarian and being the grand-daughter of Roy Disney, she is rich as hell. Despite her personal stake in Trump's tax cuts, she made this amazing call to action to vote the Republicans out and end the...
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Saturday October 13, 2018. 09:39 PM
The State of Maryland got a bit of a surprise when the FBI informed state officials the contractor responsible for much of Maryland's voting infrastructure was, unbeknownst to Maryland, purchased by a Russian oligarch in 2015. Via CBS News: 'We were briefed late yesterday, ...
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An extremely funny prankster glued googly eyes to the statue of Revolutionary War commander Nathaniel Greene; the City of Savannah took to its Facebook page to insist that this was 'not funny' but rather 'vandalism' and saying that the police had been involved. Savannah...
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Jared Kushner borrowed money to put down tiny down-payments on properties, paid himself millions from the rents generated by those properties, then used aggressive depreciation markdowns to declare an operating loss every year, meaning that he paid no tax at all from at...
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Just look at it. (Thanks, Greg Cook!)
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A leaked police-training presentation from digital forensics company Elcomsoft (a company that made history due to its early run-in with the DMCA) advises officers not to look at Iphones seized from suspects in order to avoid tripping the phones' facial recognition systems...
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California is one of the hot-zones in the world's urban housing crisis, driven by a combination of opposition to highrise/high-density living and the mass purchase of foreclosed properties following the 2008 crisis by giant Wall Street landlords who have steadily ratcheted...
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The first wave of computerized automation caught trade unions flat-footed; already reeling from the Reagan-era attacks on labor, union leadership failed completely to come up with a coherent response to the automation of manufacturing industries (a notable exception was the...
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Monday is the end of the comment period for a sweeping National Park Service proposal that will have a dramatic effect on the ability of Americans to protest in sight of their government. Under the proposed new rules, protests around the White House and the National Mall...
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Create your own version of 'Smell-O-Vision' by watching one the first three Star Wars films and lighting these officially-licensed candles from Merchoid when the scene coincides with the smell. List of scents: A New Hope: Wookiee: Ever wondered what a walking carpet smells...
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There's a plot of land in Vermont where ice cream flavors go when they die. Located next to the Waterbury home of Ben & Jerry's plant and headquarters, the Flavor Graveyard is the final resting place for the company's discontinued flavors such as Wavy Gravy, White Russian,...
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Sure, you could use the same old PowerPoint templates for your next business presentation. It's not like you have bosses or investors to impress. Oh wait, you do? Time to augment that slideshow with Slideshop - the presentation tool that can individualize your pitch while...
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Now that's dedication. IMGURian Mike Matola is a wonderful weird genius. He hand-copied the entire Jurassic Park script, line by line, to create this line art of a scene from the Steven Spielberg dinosaur movie. You can buy his art! Find him at linebylineposters.com. [via]
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Tito the raccoon enjoys swimming at the pool. In this video, Tito gives his new friend Penny the dog a swimming lesson. Video Link: “Tito The Raccoon Spends The Day At The Pool Ft. Penny”
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It's so tiny and deadly! The Slow Mo Guys fire a 2 inch Gun at 12,500fps. Pew Pew! “Do not mess around with pinfire guns at home. You could get a tiny but very real owwie. Filmed on the Phantom v2640 at 12,500fps.” I love what these guys do. Full video below.
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