Just hours before workers removed a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee — the fourth Confederate monument to be dismantled in New Orleans in recent weeks — Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a special address at historic Gallier Hall.
Tuoni, you should have told us you were in Vagas.
The forceful address at the summit in Riyadh omitted the Saudis' war crimes in Yemen
A year ago, Scottish YouTube comedian Markus Meechan AKA Count Dankula uploaded a video to YouTube of himself teaching his girlfriend’s dog to be a Nazi. The conceit of the video was to play a prank on his girlfriend by having her pug, Buddha, learn to do tricks to the sound of offensive Nazi slogans, like “gas the jews” and “seig heil.”
Vulgar fear of Russia from US-loyal politicians in the rural areas or a tasteful homage to Swedish submarine history? Views differ on Karlskrona's new landmark — a submarine which takes your thought to the Soviet subrmaine U137 which ran aground in 1981.
Assuming the pen names "Jamie Lindsay" and "Peter Boyle," and writing for the fictitious "Southeast Independent Social Research Group," we wrote an absurd paper loosely composed in the style of post-structuralist discursive gender theory. The paper was ridiculous by intention, essentially arguing that penises shouldn't be thought of as male genital organs but as damaging social constructions. We made no attempt to find out what "post-structuralist discursive gender theory" actually means. We assumed that if we were merely clear in our moral implications that maleness is intrinsically bad and that the penis is somehow at the root of it, we could get the paper published in a respectable journal.
The US and the Saudi ministry of defence “designed and negotiated a package totalling approximately $110 billion,” vice-admiral Joseph Rixey, head of the Pentagon’s defence security co-operation agency, said Friday on a conference call with analysts, according to a White House transcript. “When completed, it will be the largest single arms deal in American history.”
Sweden has decided to drop the rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Top prosecutor Marianne Ny said his arrest warrant was being revoked as it was impossible to serve him notice.
Between May 8th and 14th the account was curated by Vian Tahir, an online security expert who helps protect people against online bullying and trolls. During her week managing the official Swedish Twitter account, she blocked a total of 14,000 Twitter accounts deemed to be involved in "threats against migrants, women and LGBTQ people", or suspected of right-wing extremist or neo-Nazi links.
A member of YouTube’s skeptic community has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a woman, who has since been identified as his female YouTube co-host. Better known as “RDP” or Skeptic Feminist on social media, 29-year-old Aleksandr Kolpakov was arrested by police and is currently being held in Mesa County, Colorado jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.
We are changing space.
Successful stem cell transplant for brand new bone marrow.
At a distance of 1.295 parsecs1, the red dwarf Proxima Centauri (α Centauri C, GL 551, HIP 70890 or simply Proxima) is the Sun’s closest stellar neighbour and one of the best-studied low-mass stars. It has an effective temperature of only around 3,050 kelvin, a luminosity of 0.15 per cent of that of the Sun, a measured radius of 14 per cent of the radius of the Sun2 and a mass of about 12 per cent of the mass of the Sun.
Rich, 27, died after he was shot in Washington's gentrifying Bloomingdale neighborhood sometime after 4 a.m. on July 10 while walking home from a bar, on the phone with his girlfriend. The police have claimed his death was a "botched robbery" though in almost a year, no suspects have been publicly identified or arrested despite a large reward being offered.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move aimed at ratcheting up pressure on Russia to push the Syrian government into peace talks with rebels, the United States has accused Syria of executing thousands of imprisoned political opponents and burning their bodies in a crematorium to hide the evidence.
The Syrian branch of al-Qaeda, currently calling itself Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), has succeeded in getting itself off Canada's list of designated terrorist entities following its latest identity shift.
We have observed a massive peak in WanaCrypt0r 2.0 (aka WCry) ransomware attacks today, with more than 57,000 detections, so far. According to our data, the ransomware is mainly being targeted to Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan, but the ransomware has successfully infected major institutions, like hospitals across England and Spanish telecommunications company, Telefonica.
Former colleagues of sacked FBI Director James Comey are reportedly posting images of him on their Facebook profile in a gesture normally reserved for slain colleagues.
President Donald Trump's decision to fire Mr Comey has reportedly sent morale plunging at an agency already enduring one of its most tumultuous periods in history.
This is a concept Cortana appliance I've built. It's basically what I imagined Microsoft's version of Alexa or Google Home would be like if they were to use the holographic AI sidekick from the Halo franchise. While still a work in progress, I just wanted to show how it's coming along.
In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don't like. Here's why that's disastrous for education—and mental health.
In a 13-page filing asking a judge to reconsider the threat of jail time should Polanski return to the United States, attorneys decried the U.S. legal system as having attempted to deceive or entrap Polanski for four decades, and even compared the court to Nazis.
Music teacher Mark McKenzie, 54, announced himself a ‘Freeman-on-the-Land’ and refused to accept he was liable for almost seven years’ worth of payments on his home
"Do something beautiful at least once in your life, he was saying, it is so good to die young. Life is awful, it will not get better. You are rare, a selected one." That's the kind of thing Philipp Budeikin tells young girls while he's convincing them to take their own lives at the end stages of "The Blue Whale Challenge", a social media "game" he created.
FACEBOOK has come under fire over revelations it is targeting potentially vulnerable youths who "need a confidence boost" to facilitate predatory advertising practices. The allegation was revealed this morning by The Australian which obtained internal documents from the social media giant which reportedly show how Facebook can exploit the moods and insecurities of teenagers using the platform for the potential benefit of advertisers.
Major marketers' ads have likely been showing up on or near YouTube videos promoting terrorism, neo-Nazi groups and other web content for a long time. So why has the brand-safety problem suddenly burst into the open, prompting big advertisers such as General Motors, Walmart, Verizon, AT&T and Johnson & Johnson to stop spending on YouTube or other Google properties? Thank -- or blame -- Eric Feinberg, a longtime marketing-services executive who in recent months has made it his mission to find ad-supported content linked to terror and hate groups, then push links and screen shots proving it happened to journalists in the U.K. and U.S.
In the name of progress, Harvard University will segregate graduation ceremonies based on race.
A segment saying that chromosomes determine one's gender on an episode of the educational children's show "Bill Nye the Science guy," is cut out on the Netflix version.