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Jul 18 19:06

Does huge buybacks guarantee stocks profits?

Jul 18 18:43

Woke words: PC bastion Berkeley adopts gender-neutral city code, ‘manpower’ becomes ‘human effort’

In the latest politically correct escalation of the ongoing culture war in the US, Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to remove gender-specific words and phrases from its municipal code on Tuesday.

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As part of the politically correct purge of offending, gendered language within the city’s municipal code, a “manhole” will now become “maintenance hole,” “craftsmen” are now “artisans,” “heirs” are “beneficiaries,” and “manpower” will now be classified as “human effort.”

Jul 18 18:40

UK commandos fail to ‘liberate’ Estonian island during wargame, beaten by locals

The action was an utter defeat for the Brits, or at least that’s how the drill’s ‘referees’ saw it when they awarded victory in the Battle of Saaremaa to the Estonians.

The Royal Navy did not provide an in-depth analysis of why the liberation mission flopped. They mentioned that the Estonians had more personnel fighting, and that their troops had grown up on Saaremaa. They therefore “knew every rock and tree upon it.”

The British also pointed out that some of the UK Apache helicopters were fighting for the Estonian side. Despite the referees’ verdict, “the commandos claim it was a draw,” the Royal Navy noted in a lighthearted fashion.

Jul 18 17:29

A Bad Copyright Bill Moves Forward With No Serious Understanding of Its Dangers

By Katharine Trendacosta

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, aka the CASE Act. This was without any hearings for experts to explain the huge flaws in the bill as it’s currently written. And flaws there are.

During the vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee, it was once again stressed that the CASE Act—which would turn the Copyright Office into a copyright traffic court—created a “voluntary” system. “Voluntary” does not accurately describe the regime of the CASE Act...

Jul 18 17:22

New Hampshire Bill Creates Process to Expunge Some Marijuana Charges

By Michael Maharrey

Last week, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill to create a process to expunge certain marijuana charges form people’s records. Passage into law would take another step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in effect in the Live Free or Die State...

Jul 18 17:15

Victory: Oakland City Council Votes to Ban Government Use of Face Surveillance

By Nathan Sheard

Earlier this week, Oakland’s City Council voted unanimously to ban local government use of face surveillance. The amendment to Oakland’s Surveillance and Community Safety Ordinance will make Oakland the third U.S. city to take this critical step toward protecting the safety, privacy, and civil liberties of its residents.

Local governments like those in San Francisco, CA; Somerville, MA; and now Oakland, CA are leading the way in proactively heading off the threat of this particularly pernicious form of surveillance...

Jul 18 16:50

The 99th Congress ‘Screwed’ Us By Giving Vaccine Makers Legal Exemptions From Product Liability Regarding Vaccines: That Has To Stop NOW

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Ever since the 99th U.S. Congress caved to Big Pharma—under DURESS—in the 1980s with passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to 300aa-34), the U.S. CDC and FDA have been committing healthcare and medical science FRAUD regarding vaccines...

Jul 18 16:30

Passive Facebook Use Correlated with Depressive Symptoms

Great holiday, fantastic party, adorable children, incredible food: everyone shows their life in the best light on social networks. Those who take a look around on such sites can find that their self-esteem takes a hit as it seems as though everyone is better than them.

Users who use social networks passively, i.e. do not post themselves, and tend to compare themselves with others are in danger of developing depressive symptoms. This is what a team of psychologists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) led by Dr. Phillip Ozimek discovered...

Jul 18 16:27

Low Doses of Radiation Give Cancer Cells Advantage Over Normal Cells

New research in mice helps to understand the risks around exposure to low doses of radiation, such as CT scans and X-rays.

Low doses of radiation equivalent to three CT scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-capable cells a competitive advantage over normal cells in healthy tissue, scientists have discovered. Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge studied the effects of low doses of radiation in the oesophagus of mice...

Jul 18 16:27

Boeing takes $5bn hit over grounding of 737 Max

Boeing is taking a $4.9bn hit to cover the costs of the grounding of its 737 Max aircraft after two deadly crashes.

The charge is set to wipe out profits when the world's biggest planemaker posts quarterly results next week.

In a statement, Boeing also said its "best estimate at this time" is that 737 Max will return to service in the last three months of this year.

Jul 18 16:22

Body and Mind Need Care in Mental Illness

The 18-year life expectancy gap between people with mental illness and the general population can only be bridged by protecting patients’ physical and mental health, according to a new study.

As part of a Lancet Psychiatry Commission into mental illness, University of Queensland researchers found patients’ physical health was often overlooked in pursuit of treating the mind...

Jul 18 16:17

We don't mean to poo-poo this, but... The Internet of S**t has literally arrived thanks to Pampers smart diapers

What's that unpleasant whiff? No, it's not little Johnny's sticky bowel movement but the new "smart diaper" containing his special effort.

That's right folks, this month brings us a literal internet of shit, courtesy of Pampers, which for some ungodly reason has decided to add app technology to its namesake absorbent underpants.

Jul 18 16:14

Parents explode as Republicans refuse to defend kids from library drag queens

It became clear why the Maryland event organizers wanted to keep this Drag Queen's identity hidden. What Tracy discovered was truly frightening.

Tracy found that one of the Drag Queens, "Stormy Vain" (real name: Todd Musick), is involved with numerous lurid and pornographic sexual businesses and activities. He runs "Stormy's Angels of Entertainment" and "Eroticasy." Among his business offerings: male escorts/companions, nude maid services, sex toys, hiring out strippers for parties and one-on-one sessions, nude maintenance service, nude personal trainer, nude hair styling, X-rated candies, and "much more." On his website (now offline), he offered "male companions" under a tab that warned "Nudity!! Must be over 18 to view."

Jul 18 13:32

4,600-Year-Old Complex On A Tiny Greek Island Is Totally Changing Our Understanding Of Ancient Greece

New excavations on the Aegean islet of Dhaskalio are giving archaeologists an entirely new understanding of ancient Greece. According to The Independent, a dig on the small island 125 miles southeast of Athens has revealed a stunning 4,600-year-old complex of buildings.

Jul 18 13:24

9,000-Year-Old City Just Unearthed Near Jerusalem Is A ‘Game Changer’ For Archaeologists

An excavation project archaeologists are calling “a game changer” in Motza near the city of Jerusalem, has revealed an expansive 9,000-year-old settlement. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the site was saved when builders surveyed it before their planned construction of a highway.

Jul 18 13:11

Inmate, 77, considered 'too old to be a threat' is freed from prison after serving 25 years for murdering his wife and goes on to kill a second woman in an identical knife attack in front of her children

Albert Flick, 77, was convicted of murdering Kimberly Dobbie, 48, on Wednesday
Last year, he stabbed Dobbie 11 times outside a laundromat in Lewiston, Maine
Her two sons were watching and the attack was caught on surveillance cameras
In 1979, Flick was jailed for 25 years for stabbing his wife 14 times in front of their daughter
He was released in 2004 then went back to jail in 2010 for assaulting another woman
But in 2014, a judge released him on the grounds that he was not a threat
He will now no doubt spend the rest of his life behind bars

Jul 18 12:58

Mapping Out the 'Filthy Rich' In Each State

Jul 18 12:29

Scientists Now Believe Quantum Entanglement May Apply to Time Itself

By Jake Anderson

The discoveries made over the last century by physicists studying quantum mechanics—some of which suggest that reality is only made certain by the presence of a conscious observer—is nothing short of mind-blowing.

One particular concept, entanglement, was so out there that Albert Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance” and for many years refused to accept it as true...

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