Chelsea Trutherism: Critic says pregnancy timed to help Hillary Clinton’s campaign

You’ve heard of shoe truthers? Less than a week later, there’s another Hillary Clinton-related conspiracy theory being pushed by Chelsea truthers.

Newsmax TV broadcaster Steve Malzberg floated the idea Thursday that the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate has somehow timed her daughter’s pregnancy to benefit her political ambitions.

“Chelsea Clinton is having a baby, she announced it (Thursday), and lo and behold, Hillary was by her side,” Malzberg said. “Hillary is ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2014-04-18 11:16am to the Horseshit! forum.

Julianne Ortman distributes ridiculous petition protesting secretly recorded Franken joke video

In a petition published on her Facebook page yesterday, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Julianne Ortman says a recently released secret recording of Al Franken joking around in an Arizona driveway shows he "still doesn't take women seriously."

But really the only thing the petition demonstrates is how hard it is to take Ortman's campaign seriously.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2014-04-18 10:57am to the Politics forum.

Motherhood isn’t the “world’s toughest job”: An ad goes viral -- and is an insult to both men and women

When Boston agency Mullen posted a listing for what sounded like the world’s worst job, 24 intrepid job seekers stepped up and applied. The full-time, “24/7 on call and pro bono/unpaid” director of operations job included truly hideous requirements like: “Able to work 135+ hours a week,” “Willing to forgo any breaks,” “Able to lift up to 75 lbs. on a regular basis” and “Able to manage a minimum of 10-15 projects at one time.” For all its grueling demands, though, the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2014-04-18 11:11am to the The Economy forum.

No refugee status for foreign gays in Namibia

The Commissioner for Refugees in Namibia Nkrumah Mushelenga says Ugandan gays will not be allowed to apply for refugee status in the country.
This follows a media report in which a Ugandan refugee, who has been detained in Walvis Bay for over a year, indicated that he is seeking refugee status, citing the persecution of gays in his country.
The man, who is reportedly being held at the Narraville Police Station, says he is scared to be deported.
His fear was fuelled by the signing into law of ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2014-04-18 10:51am to the The World forum.

The Fall of the House of Tsarnaev

Tamerlan, the eldest, started hearing the voice as a young man. It disturbed him. It frightened him, as the voice inside grew more insistent. It may in the end have directed him.

Dzhokhar, the youngest, was the child full of promise. But almost from the moment he left home, trouble and failure seemed to mark him, and risk to allure him. He was anything but a passive figure in the history the brothers would soon make.

A five-month Globe investigation offers new details and insights into the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2014-04-18 10:02am to the Crime forum.

MosKa: the banned energy drink that gives you an erection

IT IS the ‘herbal’ energy drink marketed to adults that is guaranteed to give you a rise.

But authorities are warning that MosKa may not provide the happy ending consumers are hoping for.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration is warning of the ‘stiff’ side effects of drinking MosKa, after it was found to include ingredients used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

While some might not consider this an undesirable side effect, a safety advisory released yesterday warns that the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2014-04-18 9:17am to the Food forum.

Tennessee votes to express regret for slavery, but not apologize

The state House has voted to express "profound regret" for slavery and segregation in Tennessee, but stopped short of an outright apology.

The chamber voted 97-0 in favor of the resolution sponsored by Democratic Rep. Mike Turner of Nashville.

The measure decries what it calls the "fundamental injustice, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery and the discrimination that was slavery's legacy."

The Republican-controlled chamber removed language from the original resolution that sought to offer ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2014-04-18 8:56am to the Politics forum.

Herman Cain’s web editor: Marijuana and ‘all psychiatric drugs’ invite ‘demonic infestation’

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Thursday promoted an article published by his editor-in-chief, who has warned that marijuana use and ‘all psychiatric drugs’ can open users up to “demonic infestation.”

In a tweet on Thursday, Cain pointed to an article on his website where editor-in-chief Dan Calabrese explains that marijuana is more harmful to the brain that alcohol.

At the end of the article, Calabrese invites readers to learn about the “spiritual ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2014-04-18 8:50am to the Horseshit! forum.

Bergen Administrators Fear ‘Game of Thrones’ Quote, Censor Professor

Brace yourselves; censorship is coming!

Displaying a lack of both pop culture and First Amendment awareness, administrators at Bergen Community College in New Jersey placed Professor Francis Schmidt on leave this past January, requiring him to meet with a psychiatrist before returning to campus—just for posting a picture of his daughter in a T-shirt quoting the popular HBO television show Game of Thrones.

Schmidt, an art and animation professor, was required to meet with Jim Miller, an ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2014-04-18 8:49am to the Education forum.

Dead for now: Kentucky bill allowing twin Paul 2016 runs

A bill allowing Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul to simultaneously run for the presidency and re-election to his U.S. Senate seat in 2016 died earlier this week when the Kentucky legislature adjourned for the year.

The bill had passed the Republican-controlled state Senate, but stalled in the Democratic-controlled state House of Representatives.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2014-04-18 8:27am to the Politics forum.

Everest avalanche kills at least 12 Sherpa guides

The avalanche struck around 06:45 local time (01:00 GMT) in an area known as the "popcorn field", just above Everest base camp at 5,800m (19,000ft).

A spokesman for Nepal's tourism ministry told the BBC some missing climbers had been rescued, but more are still missing.

It is thought to be the deadliest climbing tragedy on the mountain.

The Sherpa guides had climbed up the slope early in the morning to fix ropes for climbers and prepare the route for mountaineers when the avalanche hit, ...
Submitted by bobbarker at 2014-04-18 7:29am to the The World forum.

My wife was murdered by a 'monster' – but most perpetrators of violence are normal men

One of the most disturbing moments of the past 18 months of my life was hearing my wife’s killer form a coherent sentence in court.

Jill had been murdered almost six months earlier, and Adrian Bayley’s defence team were presenting a rather feeble case for a four-week adjournment of his committal hearing. Bayley appeared via video link in the Melbourne court as I sat flanked by two friends and a detective. The screen was to my right, mounted high up and tilted slightly towards the bench. It ...
Submitted by Bored at 2014-04-18 7:04am to the Crime forum.

Dead man fulfils comedy club wish

A bucket list is usually completed while a person is alive, but a Belfast man has fulfilled one of his dying wishes from beyond the grave.

Kevin Dorothy, 53, who died in December, had wanted to take part in the comedy night at the city's Pavilion Bar.

On Monday night, one of his friends, Stephen Mullan, took to the stage at the Ormeau Road venue complete with Kevin's ashes in an urn.
Submitted by Enki Don't at 2014-04-18 6:22am to the Arts forum.

Club Kid Michael Alig to be released from prison

Michael Alig, the notorious king of New York City's Club Kids in the late 1980s who's been locked up for first-degree manslaughter since 1997, gets out of prison on May 5.
Submitted by owl at 2014-04-18 4:55am to the Crime forum.

Secret Service threatened to shoot Mr. Met if he got close to President Clinton, says book

A Secret Service agent threatened to put some high heat in the Mets mascot’s oversized dome if he ventured too close to former President Bill Clinton during a 1997 game at Shea Stadium.
“We have snipers all around the stadium, just in case something were to happen,” the agent warned. “Like I said, do whatever it is you normally do. But approach the President, and we go for the kill shot. Are we clear?”
Submitted by owl at 2014-04-18 5:38am to the Sports forum.

Pro-paedophile group to be banned, Dutch supreme court says

The pro-paedophilia organisation Martijn should be banned, the Dutch supreme court ruled on Friday, marking the end of a legal battle which began in 2011.

The court’s decision is in line with recommendations made by the advocate general in March. He said the organisation should be banned because the protection of children should weigh more heavily than freedom of expression.
Submitted by meat bingo at 2014-04-18 2:42am to the Politics forum.

BBC race baits in article about long-term effects of bullying

Children who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, say researchers from King's College London.
Submitted by jdnz at 2014-04-17 19:48pm to the Education forum.

22 Rumors, Orgies, And Relationships From The Golden Age Of Gay Hollywood

Culled from Scott Bowers’ infamous memoir Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Life of the Stars as well as other equally brilliant (and juicy) books about the celluloid closet.
Submitted by Lurchi at 2014-04-17 19:55pm to the Movies forum.

British Pathé Puts Over 85,000 Historical Films on YouTube

British Pathé was one of the leading producers of newsreels and documentaries during the 20th Century. This week, the company, now an archive, is turning over its entire collection — over 85,000 historical films – to YouTube.

The archive — which spans from 1896 to 1976 – is a goldmine of footage, containing movies of some of the most important moments of the last 100 years. It’s a treasure trove for film buffs, culture nerds and history mavens everywhere.
Submitted by katheudo at 2014-04-17 18:24pm to the The World forum.

Heartbleed Bug Sends Bandwidth Costs Skyrocketing

The exposure of the Heartbleed vulnerability last week had a number of repercussions, one of which was to set off a mad scramble by companies to revoke the SSL certificates for their domains and services and obtain new ones.

The total costs of Heartbleed are yet to be calculated, but CloudFlare has come up with some stunning numbers that give us an idea of the price of a serious bug like this one.

Yesterday CloudFlare, which provides security for web sites, completed the process of revoking ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2014-04-17 17:25pm to the The Economy forum.