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Tuesday January 9, 2018. 09:53 PM
Just watching this video makes me seasick. A Norwegian Cruise Line ship, the Breakaway, heading from the Bahamas to New York, sailed right through the 'bomb cyclone' last week, with 4,000 passengers aboard, even though weather forecasters, according to Mashable, had...
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Since the 1970s, spy agencies have been feeding police forces tips about who to arrest and where to look for evidence, despite the illegality of their practicing surveillance within the USA. (more…)
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Trump seemed to think it would be a good idea to send the publisher of Michael Wolff's book, Fire and Fury, a letter demanding it to cease publication and 'issue a full and complete retraction and apology.' The letter had the effect of boosting sales of the book, and also of ...
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Donald Trump's legal threats against Fire and Fury publishers Macmillan, USA are merely the latest in the series of absurd, unwinnable, doomed legal threats to emanate from Donald Trump, who is an idiot. (more…)
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Donald Trump's legal threats against Fire and Fury publishers Macmillan, USA are merely the latest in the series of absurd, unwinnable, doomed legal threats to emanate from Donald Trump, who is an idiot. (more…)
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Henry Holt is a division of Macmillan (owners of Tor Books, who publish my novels); they're the folks who published Michael Wolff's bestselling Fire and Fury, which has so thoroughly embarrassed Donald Trump that the President of the United States has threatened to sue them. ...
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From a 1906 issue of Punch magazine, as described by The Globe and Mail: Under the headline, 'Forecasts for 1907,' a black and white cartoon showed a well-dressed Edwardian couple sitting in a London park. The man and woman are turned away from each other, antennae...
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After Trump FCC Chairman Ajit Pai killed Net Neutrality -- a deed so indefensible he literally won't defend it -- activists announced their intention to pressure 30 Senators into calling for a vote to overturn it. (more…)
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Deyshia Hargrave is an English teacher at Rene Rost Middle Schools in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana; on Monday night, she attended a special meeting of the local school board and, when called upon comment period, politely asked why the board superintendants had voted...
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When it collapsed some 30 years ago, the GDR (East Germany) was the most invasive surveillance state ever attempted, employing one out of every 60 people in the country to snitch on the rest, running dirty tricks campaigns against anyone deemed 'subversive.' (more…)
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It's typical for astronauts in space to grow in height up to two inches. But 3-1/2 inches? Not so common, according to NASA. However, Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, who is currently at the International Space Station, tweeted this morning that he's grown 9 centimeters,...
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A year after Hunter S. Thompson published his pioneering gonzo journalism book 'Hell's Angels,' he appeared on the wonderful TV game show 'To Tell The Truth.' Bud Collyer hosted with a panel of actors/entertainers Tom Poston, Peggy Cass, Barry Nelson, Kitty Carlisle. On the ...
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Back in 2016, the EU passed the General Data Protection Regulation, a far-reaching set of rules to protect the personal information and privacy of Europeans that takes effect this coming May. (more…)
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Over the years, I've peeked into airport chapels and never seen a single person inside. Yet 16 of the country's 20 biggest airports have them. Above is the first example of such a space in the US, Our Lady of the Airways Chapel in Boston's Logan Airport, built in 1951 for...
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A small cohort of 31 healthy young men who took 600mg of ibuprofen twice a day for six weeks developed 'compensated hypogonadism' (little balls), because the ibuprofen interfered with their testosterone production and their gonads had to work overtime to compensate. (more…)
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In 2017, the big mainstream stories of 'near-hits' (aka 'near-misses') in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence included episodic dimming of a star caused by possible 'alien megastructures,' a large object tearing through our solar system, and video captured by a...
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Katy Tur interviewed Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff yesterday, with Tur mostly grilling Wolff on inaccuracies in his book. But what stuck out most was towards the end of the interview, when she asked Wolff if he thought Trump was sexist, racist, xenophobic, and...
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Until 2017, the biggest bill Americans ever paid for a year's worth of 'natural disasters' was $214.8B, back in 2005: in 2017, it was at least $300B, not counting much of the damage to Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria. (more…)
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Donald Hanson's 'Permanent Redirect' is a very clever piece of Web art that moves location every time it's seen, making it increasingly harder to find. 'Most people will probably not see the art,' Hanson says. And yes, if you just can't help yourself, you can see a...
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It took three weeks for Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League to kick out a Kings Mills area team due to their disgustingly racist jerseys with phrases like 'Coon' and 'Knee Grow' emblazoned on the back. The 'Wet Dream Team,' as they were officially named, was about to...
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