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Driver for Uber and Lyft live-streamed hundreds of riders on Twitch without their consent - The Verge
An Uber and Lyft driver in St. Louis, Missouri has given around 700 rides since March 2018, and nearly all of them have been live-streamed on Twitch, without passenger consent. In a lengthy report, the St. via Pocket
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6 hours ago by cthorpe
Why I’m No Longer a Russiagate Skeptic - POLITICO Magazine
Facts are piling up, and it’s getting harder to deny what’s staring us in the face. via Pocket
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George Soros Bet Big on Liberal Democracy. Now He Fears He Is Losing. - The New York Times
On a clammy Tuesday morning in Paris at the end of May, George Soros, the world’s second-most-vilified New York billionaire (but worth many billions more than the other one), addressed the European Council on Foreign Relations, an organization he helped found a decade ago. via Pocket
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4 days ago by cthorpe
The Anthony Bourdain Interview
Anthony Bourdain had started smoking again, was the first thing I noticed as he sat down with me last February. He was a bit hung over from a recent working trip to south Louisiana for Cajun Mardi Gras; “Harder partying than I’m used to, I gotta say,” he said, laughing. via Pocket
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5 days ago by cthorpe
France seal second World Cup triumph with 4-2 win over brave Croatia | Football | The Guardian
France are champions of the world for a second time, after defeating Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Mario Mandzukic’s own goal gave France an 18th-minute lead, and Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappé scored for Les Bleus. via Pocket
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6 days ago by cthorpe
The secret history of Marxist alien hunters | The Outline
In case you missed it — and there’s a lot of weird stuff going on, so it makes sense that some things would slip through the cracks — aliens exist. via Pocket
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7 days ago by cthorpe
12 Russian Agents Indicted in Mueller Investigation - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton presidential campaign. via Pocket
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8 days ago by cthorpe
How ‘Fortnite’ Became the Most Popular Video Game on Earth
When Kylie Milligan met her boyfriend in their high school’s parking lot in May, she found him holding a sign that would be nearly incomprehensible to anyone who has not recently spent a significant amount of time around teenagers. via Pocket
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9 days ago by cthorpe
How to Start Knitting (and Learn to Love It) - The New York Times
When people find out I am a knitter, they have one of several reactions: “Hey, so am I!” “Cool, will you make me a sweater?” or, by far the most frequent, “Oh, yeah, I learned once but was terrible and stopped.” via Pocket
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10 days ago by cthorpe
Amid Japan’s Flood Devastation, Survivors Dig Out - The New York Times
KURASHIKI, Japan — As rain poured and the creeks and rivers that course through the city of Kurashiki began to rise, Miyuki Komada repeatedly tried to call her 70-year-old mother, who was home sick with a cold. But Ms. Komada, 37, could not get through. via Pocket
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11 days ago by cthorpe
What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?
On June 14, 2016, the Washington Post reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its research on Donald Trump. A political world already numbed by Trump’s astonishing rise barely took notice. via Pocket
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12 days ago by cthorpe
This NYPD Officer Reported Sexual Harassment. Then She Was Forced Into Rehab.
Jazmia Inserillo was a rookie New York Police Department officer in her early twenties when a new supervisor took over at her precinct in Queens. The first time she met Lt. Jason Margolis, a hulking figure with big eyes and sagging cheeks, he seemed friendly enough. via Pocket
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12 days ago by cthorpe
Steve Ditko’s Genius Made Him Something He Disdained — A Beloved Celebrity
Steve Ditko did not like publicity, or awards, or being asked about his career. He was famously temperamental and sent many reporters—including me—packing. via Pocket
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14 days ago by cthorpe
This Helicopter Video Of Illegal Fireworks Going Off All Across Los Angeles Is Incredible - Digg
California and Los Angeles have some pretty strict laws against fireworks​, but that didn't hinder Los Angeles residents in the least on the Fourth of July. And we're not complaining, because this video shot by NBC4's news chopper is frankly spectacular: via Pocket
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16 days ago by cthorpe
Will Cryptocurrency Be Alberta's Next Big Boom? | The Walrus
Last Halloween, I walked into my Calgary office building’s loading bay in search of a lost bicycle and instead found eight discarded computers. On a whim, I decided to rent a car to take them to my shoebox apartment in Chinatown, strip them for parts, and build cryptocurrency-mining machines. via Pocket
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17 days ago by cthorpe
Scott Pruitt Made His Employees Pay For His Hotels — Here Are All The Worst Things He's Done As EPA Head - Digg
Monday night brought another round of damaging revelations for the embattled head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt. via Pocket
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18 days ago by cthorpe
This Absurd Russian Tweet Is An Extremely Funny And Good Way To Start Your Week - Digg
On Saturday, a tweet from a Russian account called @turbojedi featuring an image of a very large cat sitting on a stool in a field of purple flowers went viral to the tune of 4k retweets and 11.3k likes. It looks like this: via Pocket
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19 days ago by cthorpe
Photos From the Nationwide “Families Belong Together” Marches - The Atlantic
Across the country yesterday, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in small towns and big cities to march and voice their opposition to the Trump administration’s immigration policies. via Pocket
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20 days ago by cthorpe
Opinion | Dave Eggers: A Cultural Vacuum in Trump’s White House - The New York Times
Mr. Eggers is a novelist. This White House has been, and is likely to remain, home to the first presidency in American history that is almost completely devoid of culture. In the 17 months that Donald Trump has been in office, he has hosted only a few artists of any kind. via Pocket
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21 days ago by cthorpe
Capital Gazette Releases A Paper The Day After Its Office Was Attacked - Digg
​On Thursday afternoon, a gunman (who has since been identified and charged) entered the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis and killed 5 people. via Pocket
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22 days ago by cthorpe
Exclusive: Inside Target’s top secret test store
When she was a little girl, Erika De Salvatore fantasized about being locked in a mall when everyone else had gone home. via Pocket
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23 days ago by cthorpe
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Upsets 10-Term Congressman In Primary — This Is Who She Is - Digg
​On Tuesday night, 28-year-old Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated incumbent Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley in the primary for New York's 14th congressional district. via Pocket
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24 days ago by cthorpe
This House's Backyard Pool Cover Is Ingenious - Digg
With limited real estate, you can either have a big, well-manicured lawn or a cool, refreshing swimming pool. It's pool weather, baby. Time to open things up and get wild. via Pocket
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25 days ago by cthorpe
The Day I Drove for Amazon Flex - The Atlantic
I’m sure I looked comical as I staggered down a downtown San Francisco street on a recent weekday, arms full of packages—as I dropped one and bent down to pick it up, another fell, and as I tried to rein that one in, another toppled. Yet it wasn’t funny, not really. via Pocket
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26 days ago by cthorpe
Jean-Michel Basquiat Is Still an Enigma - The Atlantic
Thirty years after his death, the painter commands millions for his work and defies easy categories. Was he an artist, an art star, or just a celebrity? In May 2016, a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for $57.3 million. via Pocket
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27 days ago by cthorpe
Washington, D.C.: the Psychopath Capital of America - POLITICO Magazine
A new study ranks each state, plus D.C., by their psychopathic tendencies. The race for first? It isn’t even close. As Washington’s shock over winning the Stanley Cup demonstrates, the nation’s capital isn’t used to being first in anything. via Pocket
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28 days ago by cthorpe
'Fox & Friends' Host: The Children Being Forcibly Separated From Parents At Border 'Aren't Our Kids' - Digg
Today in Fox News personalities trying to defend the indefensible: "Fox & Friends​" host Brian Kilmeade suggests that it's okay for President Trump to forcibly separate children from their parents at the border because "these aren't our kids":Hmmmm, now what group could Kilmeade possibly be refer via Pocket
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29 days ago by cthorpe
Koko The Gorilla Dies; Redrew The Lines Of Animal-Human Communication : NPR
Koko, who was 46, died in her sleep Tuesday morning, the Gorilla Foundation said. At birth, she was named Hanabi-ko — Japanese for "fireworks child," because she was born at the San Francisco Zoo on the Fourth of July in 1971. She was a western lowland gorilla. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago by cthorpe
Corey Lewandowski Hears Of Girl With Down Syndrome Being Separated From Her Mother At The Border, Responds 'Womp Womp' - Digg
On Tuesday, June 19th during a Fox News broadcast, Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas told a short, harrowing story from the border, to which Corey Lewandowski had one unfathomably cruel reply. We're gonna need a shower after watching that. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago by cthorpe
The Last Days of Marc-André Leclerc | Outside Online
In the summer of 2016, I was researching the northwest face of the Devil’s Thumb, an infamous peak in southeast Alaska chronicled in Eiger Dreams, by Jon Krakauer. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago by cthorpe
This Whippet Is One of the World's Great Athletes | Outside Online
One of the most heralded dogs around at the moment is a five-year-old whippet who answers to the name of Spitfire. Spitty, as he’s also known, is not one of those uppity dogs that stands stock-still on a block at Kennel Club competitions as judges eye the line of his stiffle. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago by cthorpe
A Fearless Mexico Tops Germany, With Help From Its Cerebral Coach - The New York Times
MOSCOW — Deep inside a hurricane of celebratory mayhem, Juan Carlos Osorio sought a moment of calm. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago by cthorpe
Fan Runs Onto Field During CFL Game, Gets Obliterated By A Player - Digg
​Streaking may seem fun, but we'd advise not doing it with a sport where the players spend most of their time figuring out how to deliver powerful body blows:Ouch. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago by cthorpe
’Ndrangheta mafia: more powerful, and scarier, than it’s ever been.
In different ways, and to varying degrees, the title characters in Alex Perry’s new book, The Good Mothers: The Story of the Three Women Who Took On the World’s Most Powerful Mafia, challenged organized crime in Italy. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by cthorpe
Paul Manafort sent to jail, pending trial - CNNPolitics
Washington (CNN)Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will await his trial for foreign lobbying crimes from jail. CNN's Evan Perez contributed to this report. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by cthorpe
The Fight for the Right to Be Cremated by Water | The New Republic
Samantha Sieber’s grandfather had a traditional American burial. His body was embalmed, put in a metal casket, and laid to rest at a cemetery, where the grounds would be perpetually cared for. “It felt good to give him what he wanted,” said Sieber, who herself works in the funeral industry. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by cthorpe
NFL Kicker Plays Kickball With His Family, Ruins All The Fun - Digg
​There are some dad jokes that you need a professional kicking leg to pull off, as Carolina Panthers' kicker Graham Gano did here: [Via Mashable] via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by cthorpe
What a Nuclear Attack in New York Would Look Like
In his efforts to Make America Great Again, Donald Trump has succeeded in reviving at least one aspect of America’s past: the fear of nuclear war. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by cthorpe
Vice Media Was Built on a Bluff
It was sunny in Williamsburg on the last Wednesday in May, which also happened to be the second day of a new era at Vice Media. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by cthorpe
You should be sleeping more than eight hours a night. Here’s why — Quartz
For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by cthorpe
China Is Genetically Engineering Monkeys With Brain Disorders - The Atlantic
A visit to a facility in Guangdong province, where researchers are tinkering with monkey brains in order to understand the most severe forms of autism Guoping Feng applied to college the first year that Chinese universities reopened after the Cultural Revolution. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by cthorpe
The Best Writing On Anthony Bourdain - Digg
On Friday morning, immensely talented and loved television host and chef, Anthony Bourdain, was found dead in his hotel room in Paris. He was 61. To say this is a tremendous and profound loss to the world is an understatement. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by cthorpe
Millennials and retirement: How bad is it?
There’s been a lot of hand-wringing over the retirement prospects of young Americans, and the huge millennial generation in particular. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by cthorpe
As California’s largest lake dries up, it threatens nearby communities with clouds of toxic dust - The Verge
On May 29th, 2009, Michelle Dugan and her family began the 600-mile trip from El Centro, California to the Bay Area, where she was set to attend her college orientation. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by cthorpe
Softball Player Does Something We've Never Seen Before, Catches A Bunt - Digg
In addition to being an easier way to make contact than singing, one of the big reasons for bunting is that it avoids the possibility of a pop fly and an easy out. Or at least, that's the case 99% of the time. The other 1%? That's where Florida State's Jessie Warren comes in. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by cthorpe
How Yearbook Signatures Have Evolved Since the 1600s - The Atlantic
Commemorative class books evolved from practical notebooks into collections of hair clippings, rhyming couplets, and “have a great summer” wishes. An Object Lesson. In 1635, the first public school in what would become the United States opened for classes. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by cthorpe
‘He Pretty Much Gave In to Whatever They Asked For’ - POLITICO Magazine
In 1985, Tony Schwartz, a writer for New York magazine, was sitting in Donald Trump’s office in Trump Tower interviewing him for a story. Trump told him he had agreed to write a book for Random House. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by cthorpe
Zach Woods in the Woods | GQ
On Silicon Valley Zach Woods plays a gentle, vest-wearing startup barnacle named Jared, whose dark past emerges in improvised quips. ("I know what it's like to only be able to rescue half your family.") Woods's career has had its own dark interludes, starting with his acting headshots. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by cthorpe
Bye, Chrome: Why I’m switching to Firefox and you should too
You’re probably sick of hearing about data and privacy by now–especially because, if you live in the United States, you might feel like there’s very little you can do to protect yourself from giant corporations feeding off your time, interests, and personal information. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by cthorpe
Weezer Did It — They Finally Covered Toto's 'Africa' - Digg
Last week, Weezer trolled their fans — including one particularly persistent fan​ — by releasing a cover of Toto's "Rosanna" in response to a months-long #WeezerCoverAfrica campaign. It seems that was merely an appetizer before the main course. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by cthorpe
EU proposes ban on straws and other single-use plastics - BBC News
The European Union is proposing a ban on single-use plastics to help protect marine life. The proposals are aimed at outlawing many commonplace plastic items , cotton buds, cutlery, balloon sticks and drink stirrers. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by cthorpe
Look into my eyes: one woman’s journey from coma to consciousness | Global | The Guardian
After a deadly bacterial infection, Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard woke to find herself locked in her own body, with only one way to communicate – blinking: one for no, two for yes. Yet five months later she made a full recovery. Here she tells her remarkable story via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by cthorpe
How Social Media Became a Pink Collar Job | WIRED
Companies hiring for technical positions often slip language into their job postings that appeals to men. They say they’re looking for “ninjas,” who seek to “obliterate competition,” and are capable of “dominating. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by cthorpe
Jaw-Dropping Photos Of Kilauea's Lava Flows From Space - Digg
​As Kilauea's three-week eruption continues, destroying property and forcing evacuations on Hawaii's Big Island, satellites have been photographing the eruption from above. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by cthorpe
Down caret
Cats and humans have had an uneasy détente for the past few millennia. We provide cats with safe, warm places to sleep; they provide us with entertainment. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by cthorpe
A Federal Judge Just Ruled That Trump Has Violated The First Amendment By Blocking People On Twitter - Digg
Of all the things that could come from Donald Trump's rash behavior on Twitter — bigoted dogwhistles, typos-turned-memes, insults directed at legacy media, declarations of nuclear war — the objectively pettiest and funniest thing has to be Trump (or White House Director of Social Media Dan Scav via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by cthorpe
The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations - CityLab
The nation’s famed mastery of rail travel has been aided by some subtle behavioral tricks. It is a scene that plays out each weekday morning across Tokyo. Suit-clad office workers, gaggles of schoolchildren, and other travelers gamely wend their way through the city’s sprawling rail stations. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by cthorpe
Biker Ramps Off Crashed Opponent's Motorcycle, Pulls Off An Absolutely Unbelievable Save - Digg
Moto GP racer Jakub Kornfeil's day almost took a bad turn over the weekend when another competitor in the French Grand Prix crashed right in front of him. With no time to avoid the other motorcycle, Kornfeil just ramped off of it and somehow stayed upright. It's pretty crazy: via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by cthorpe
The Opioid Crisis Is Not Just An American Epidemic
JOS, Nigeria — Bolu and his parents sat frozen in the car. Sweat was pouring down Bolu’s back, and he knew it wasn’t just the effects of suddenly coming off the tramadol and the codeine and the booze and the Rohypnol, and all the other drugs, all at once. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by cthorpe
Facebook is tracking you on over 8.4 million websites | The Outline
Facebook is tracking you. Even if you don’t have a Facebook account, or you religiously use incognito mode, Mark Zuckerberg’s monster almost certainly has your data meticulously catalogued and stored away somewhere. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by cthorpe
302 Found
But surely this is yet another instance of the Man keeping us down? Growing scientific evidence suggests that some of us are hardwired to be night owls, and we’re being forced to adjust to an early-morning society. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by cthorpe
Steven Brill's "Tailspin": How My Generation Broke America | Time
ONE Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get here? How did the world’s greatest democracy and economy become a land of crumbling roads, galloping in via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by cthorpe
The Senate Just Voted To Stop The Repeal Of Net Neutrality — Here's What Happens Next - Digg
On Wednesday afternoon, if everything goes to plan, the Senate is expected to actually do something good — voting to reject the FCC's repeal of net neutrality. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by cthorpe
White House Thought Burying a Report About Poison Drinking Water Was a Great Idea | Vanity Fair
Imagine, if you will, that you are working for the federal government, and a report from the Department of Health and Human Services comes across your desk revealing that chemicals used by big business and the military, which have seeped into water supplies from New York to Michigan to West Virginia via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by cthorpe
LeBron Put His Freakish Memory On Full Display At Sunday's Post-Game Press Conference - Digg
When discussing the greatest basketball players of all time, LeBron James is the elephant in the room. And elephants never forget. Yesterday, LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers lost a playoff game to the Boston Celtics. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by cthorpe
How Useful Is Fear? - The Atlantic
Evolution has installed phobias in humans that are proving hard to shake. Franklin D. Roosevelt no doubt meant to be soothing when he insisted, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by cthorpe
Do You Know Where Your Healing Crystals Come From? | The New Republic
After three record-breaking hurricanes hammered America last year, the influential spiritual healer Heather Askinosie wrote a blog post for the Earth. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by cthorpe
Inside the Brotherhood of Pi-hole Ad Blockers - Bloomberg
Pi-hole (as in “shut your …”) is a free, open source software package designed to run on a Raspberry Pi, a basic computer that’s popular with DIYers, fits in the palm of your hand, and retails for about $35. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by cthorpe
Failure to Launch: New Mexico's Gamble on Spaceport America
The sun-bleached stretch of the New Mexico desert known as the Jornada del Muerto — the journey of the dead man — is an unlikely spot for Earth’s premier portal to another world. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by cthorpe
Unstoppable Wave Of Lava Turns A Car Into Dust In Hawaii - Digg
​Over the past week, Hawaii's Kilauea has been spewing lava, forcing residents to evacuate as the lava has devoured everything in its path. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by cthorpe
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Kanye West in the Age of Donald Trump - The Atlantic
Kanye West wants freedom—white freedom. I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely 7 years old, and cable had not yet come to the city, and if it had, my father would not have believed in it. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by cthorpe
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YABUCOA, P.R. — Rafael Surillo Ruiz was on the way to San Juan when he noticed that all the traffic lights had gone out. Mr. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by cthorpe
A Dallas Restaurant Went Viral After Sharing A Message About Gun Regulation Amid An NRA Conference
"We’ve had people calling and say they’re going to shoot the place up, one that implied he would be burning us down today. Ridiculous people," Joe Groves, owner of Ellen's restaurant, told BuzzFeed News. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by cthorpe
The Marathon World Record Holder the World Forgot | Outside Online
If you crossed paths with Maureen Wilton Mancuso in Toronto, it would be easy to give nothing more than a passing glance to the 64-year-old woman running trails with her dogs. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by cthorpe
The FBI Is in Crisis Mode and America Is Paying the Price | Time
In normal times, the televisions are humming at the FBI’s 56 field offices nationwide, piping in the latest news as agents work their investigations. But these days, some agents say, the TVs are often off to avoid the crush of bad stories about the FBI itself. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by cthorpe
White supremacist is guilty in Charlottesville parking garage beating of black man - The Washington Post
CHARLOTTESVILLE — One of the white supremacists who viciously beat a black man inside a parking garage during last year’s “Unite the Right” rally here was found guilty Tuesday night of malicious wounding. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by cthorpe
The Great High School Impostor | GQ
Before putting the plot into motion, before the five-year masquerade, before the honors and the scholarships and the arrests and the deportation, before any of that, he rode into town on a Greyhound bus on a sleepy spring afternoon, marveling at how smooth the roads were all along the way. via Pocket
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