26 July 2017 @ 02:22 am
Did CNN Bury the Justine Damond Story Because She Was a White Woman Killed By a ‘Black Islamic Immig

Posted by Bethania Palma

CNN, along with many other major media outlets all across the world, has covered the Damond shooting in great detail.
26 July 2017 @ 01:51 am
Can Veterans Shop Online at Military Exchange Stores?

Posted by Arturo Garcia

Thousands of veterans have applied to make use of the program prior to its November 2017 launch.
26 July 2017 @ 01:42 am
Did Wendy’s Replace Workers With Machines?

Posted by Dan Evon

A meme made the demonstrably false claim that Wendy's had replaced workers with machines at thousands of its restaurants, thanks to a minimum wage increase.
26 July 2017 @ 01:25 am
Was Usher Successfully Sued for Giving a Woman Herpes?

Posted by Dan MacGuill

A series of articles about the singer are high on sensationalism, but low on verifiable details.
26 July 2017 @ 01:06 am
How to Get amazing Kicks from Something "Normal" People Will Never Understand

Posted by Scott Meyer

I had a boxed set of The Prisoner on DVD. It came with a documentary, made while the creator (head writer and star of the show, Patrick McGoohan) was still alive. Everyone they interviewed said he was a gentleman, that it was an honor to work with him, and that people didn’t understand the last few episodes of the show because he was misunderstood and ahead of his time.

Now I have a boxed set of The Prisoner on Blu-ray. That set came with a documentary made after Patrick McGoohan’s death. Many of the people interviewed say that he was a nightmare to work with, and that the last few episodes made no sense because he was making it up as he went, had written himself into a corner, and ended up having to turn in whatever ideas he had whether they made sense or not.

In this case the Blu-ray set makes more than just the picture and sound clearer.

 

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26 July 2017 @ 12:39 am
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After being broken for, uh, more than a year, my news section is syncing again. And I need content for it! Since my chronic illness is still doing a number on me, it may be a while before a *proper* news post can go here. So... Enjoy this placeholder image!

I may not be able to do MUCH, considering how broken I am, but I still intend to update every single day. All extra stuff, from email communication, to side projects, to whatever, are indefinitely on hold.  I can't predict when my body will allow me to do this stuff. (Even writing this blurb will likely trigger a migraine - yay!) Just know I'm here and giving 100%. 100% of zero is zero, but STILL!!!
25 July 2017 @ 09:44 pm
Did Muslim Federal Judge ‘Mahal al Alallaha-Smith’ Rule that Two Items of Sharia Law Are Now Legal?

Posted by Bethania Palma

An article reporting that a federal judge had implemented "sharia law" in the United States is fake news that was originally posted on a satire site.
25 July 2017 @ 09:18 pm
Did Anthony Scaramucci Post a Sexually Explicit Tweet in 2009?

Posted by Dan Evon

An image purportedly showing a missive from White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was digitally manipulated.
25 July 2017 @ 08:00 pm
Is a Wisconsin Company Offering to Microchip its Employees?

Posted by Dan MacGuill

River Falls-based Three Square Market is giving its workers the option of voluntarily having a microchip implanted in their hands.
25 July 2017 @ 07:33 pm
Watching the Trumpcare debates

Posted by Marci

This post will be updated until the Republicans finish taking our healthcare away from us (which, mark my words, is about to happen), so keep an eye on it for the next few days.

Keep an eye on CSPAN for livestreams. Watch the current debate here.

What’s happened so far?

  • The Senate has voted to proceed, meaning they’ll now debate the available healthcare bills. The vote was 50/50 with Pence breaking the tie. McCain voted yes to proceed. (NPR)
  • “Senate Democrats are preparing a barrage of amendments to force Republicans to take politically unpopular votes on their plan to repeal Obamacare.” (Vox)
  • There are rumors floating around that we could see voting on various amendments start as early as 5pm (8pm Eastern) tonight. (Twitter)
  • “This is what we expect to happen now, per Senate aides. Remember: Things are fluid. Timing and order could change.” (Vox)

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What can you do?

  • Call your senators, particularly if you have Republican senators.
  • Email, fax, tweet, and Facebook your senators… after you call them.
  • Can you get to your senators’ offices? Show up. Protest.
25 July 2017 @ 06:10 pm
Creflo Dollar Debuts New Pulpit Made Entirely of Hundred Dollar Bills?

Posted by Dan Evon

A satirical article claimed that the controversial televangelist had a new pulpit made of money.
24 July 2017 @ 03:00 pm
Game of Thrones: Stormborn (S7, Ep. 2 | Spoilers)

Posted by Marci

Quick Thoughts
➡️ I mean… how Mad Max was that entrance? If Euron had been followed down off the gangplank by a dude playing an electric guitar on fire I wouldn’t even have been surprised.

➡️ Good-bye, Sand Snakes, no one’s gonna miss you guys. Ug.

➡️ Why is Jon starting crap with Littlefinger? That’s dumb. 1) Sansa can take care of herself, and 2) He’d be smarter playing nice until he couldn’t anymore, and then screwing Littlefinger to the wall. Also, are we sure Jon isn’t Ned’s kid?

➡️ Nooooo! Nymeria, come back!

➡️ Solid episode. Can’t wait to see Jon and Daenerys in the same room next week!

Other Reviews

Next Week: Daenerys+Jon, Sitting In A Tree

25 July 2017 @ 03:54 pm
Did a Middle School Student Break Both Arms Jumping Off a Water Tower for a Science Project?

Posted by Dan Evon

A doctored photograph appears to show a student who researched the question "jumping off buildings -- how high is too high?"
25 July 2017 @ 02:33 pm
Charlie Gard’s Parents Ask Court Permission to Take Him Home to Die

Posted by Associated Press

Connie Yates and Chris Gard have given up their legal battle for experimental treatment for their terminally-ill 11-month-old son.
25 July 2017 @ 02:19 pm
Immigrants Wept, Pleaded for Water and Pounded on the Truck

Posted by Associated Press

Ten people died after a people-smuggling operation went badly wrong in San Antonio, Texas.
25 July 2017 @ 01:57 pm
Kushner Tells Senate Investigators He Did Not Collude With Russia, Has ‘Nothing to Hide’

Posted by Associated Press

Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law was questioned behind closed doors by Senate Intelligence Committee staff.
25 July 2017 @ 11:08 am
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - IUSASW


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25 July 2017 @ 03:07 pm
Summer Book Sale!

Posted by TriforceBun

Just what it says–the books are on sale for the Summer! We’ve got a few of them left, so get ’em while they’re cheap and available! The check-out buttons should be working better now for those of you who’ve had trouble with them in the past.

-Matthew