The Looser a State’s Gun Laws, the More Mass Shootings It Has

It happened again. This time, gunmen in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, murdered 31 people and injured at least 50 more in separate mass shooting attacks within 13 hours of each other Saturday night and Sunday morning. It was, in many ways, just another weekend in America, the only nation in the developed world where horrific gun massacres regularly occur. Though nothing new, the frequency of such public mass shootings appears to have accelerated over the past five years, along with larger and more tragic death tolls. According to one recent analysis by The Washington Post, a mass shooting event has claimed the lives of four or more people every 47 days since June 2015. In the mid-’90s, such …

Hilarious Wannabe-Reporter Sets Out To Investigate A House Fire, Actually Solves An Arson Case On FB Live

Rhoda became known far and wide on the internet for pretending to be a reporter live on Facebook. In just under an hour, the hilarious woman solved an arson case and got the perpetrator arrested by police officers. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s incredible: efficient, sassy and with an eye for details, Rhoda is what every reporter should aspire to be. Facebook “Volunteer” reporter Rhoda Young live-streamed a house fire in Norfolk, Virginia, back in 2017 Image credits: Image credits: In the era of fake news and a lack of trust in the media, what the world needs now more than ever is people who are brave enough to shine some light on the truth. And …

Kamala Harris: Trump Was ‘Tweeting Out The Ammunition’ For El Paso Shooter

Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) delivered a powerful condemnation of President gunman targeted Mexicans, killing 22 people and injuring dozens more. Presidential Gun Sense Forum hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety in Des Moines, Iowa. condemned by Democratic candidates after it was reported the the shooter allegedly posted a The four-page xenophobic screed warned of “the Hispanic invasion of Texas,” decried “race-mixing” and called the shooting a defense against “ethnic replacement.” used Twitter to attack “We need a president of the United States who … understands that one of her greatest powers is to use the microphone in a way that is about not beating people down, but lifting people up,” she said. “I say put your money where your mouth is for …

Global trade disruption is a symptom of a deeper malaise | Mohamed El-Erian

Resolving US-China trade war is not enough to ward off what many fear is a looming worldwide recession It is only a matter of time until the escalating tensions between China and the US prompt many more economists to warn of an impending global economic recession coupled with financial instability. On 5 August, Bloomberg News Larry Summers, a former US treasury secretary who was also closely involved in crisis-management efforts in 2008-09, recently The Only Game in Town, all of these recent developments and also, of course, the growing US-China tensions are related in a meaningful way to two basic and persistent features of the global economy since the 2008 financial crisis. The first is the prolonged period in which …

Anthony Scaramucci Warns That Trump Will Turn On Nation As Men Go At It On Twitter

Donald Trump’s short-time communications director and one-time pal Anthony Scaramucci attacked him on Twitter Saturday with a chilling warning:  that the commander in chief will eventually “turn” on the “entire country.” “racist and unacceptable.” “catastrophe.” Scaramucci fired back that he’s not surprised Trump turned on him. “Eventually he turns on on everyone and soon it will be you and then the entire country,” he tweeted. REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

What’s Going On With Euphoria Season 2? Betches

Big Little LiesEuphoriaEntertainment Weekly, “We are so grateful that [creator Sam Levinson] chose HBO as the home for this groundbreaking series. We look forward to following these complex characters as their journeys continue through the challenging world they inhabit.” Yay! Then Zendaya retweeted HBO’s announcement and said, “Literally just got the call. Can’t say thank you enough for the support we’ve seen, wow.” She types with the same enthusiasm level as my dad, who responds to all of my good and/or exciting news with a resounding “yea.” Anyway, this is amazing news and I am f*cking happy about it, as is the rest of the world. Look, even though exactly zero of my This is model-turned-insanely-talented-actress Hunter Schafer’s first acting …

‘Dangerous dockless bikes blocking streets’

But unlike dock-based models, such as London’s Santander Cycles, they can be then be left anywhere within designated parking areas. Disability activists have said the schemes are causing “dangerous” obstructions for people with visual or mobility impairments in cities. Image copyright Clare Skinner Image caption Deborah Persaud and her guide dog Lewis “On Tuesday morning there were two Lime bikes parked on the pavement in Highbury, so we had to get someone to move them.” “It’s frustrating,” she added. “They are a hazard.” Dr Amit Patel, who lost his sight suddenly in 2012, said he had incidents where his cane had become trapped in the spokes of the bikes. Image copyright Dr Amit Patel Image caption Bikes have been left …

Prosecutors Say Jeffrey Epstein Sex Trafficking Investigation Not Over

Jeffrey Epstein, who died in an apparent suicide Saturday morning, they said in a statement. “Today’s events are disturbing, and we are deeply aware of their potential to present yet another hurdle to giving Epstein’s many victims their day in Court,”  “To those brave young women who have already come forward and to the many others who have yet to do so, let me reiterate that we remain committed to standing for you, and our investigation of the conduct charged in the Indictment — which included a conspiracy count — remains ongoing.” While the criminal charges against Epstein cannot proceed, accusers may pursue civil litigation against his estate. Any potential conspirators could also be charged. Just one day before he …

A Boeing Code Leak Exposes Security Flaws Deep in a 787’s Guts

Late one night last September, security researcher Ruben Santamarta sat in his home office in Madrid and partook in some creative googling, searching for technical documents related to his years-long obsession: the cybersecurity of airplanes. He was surprised to discover a fully unprotected server on Boeing's network, seemingly full of code designed to run on the company's giant 737 and 787 passenger jets, left publicly accessible and open to anyone who found it. So he downloaded everything he could see. Now, nearly a year later, Santamarta claims that leaked code has led him to something unprecedented: security flaws in one of the 787 Dreamliner's components, deep in the plane's multi-tiered network. He suggests that for a hacker, exploiting those bugs …

Why America still can’t face up to Trump’s racism

(CNN)The Unite the Right riot in Charlottesville in 2017 was the largest eruption of white supremacist violence in the United States in a generation, if only the most visible of thousands of incidents that followed the 2016 election. August 11 and 12, 2019, mark the second anniversary of the violence, which claimed the life of the anti-racist protestor Heather Heyer and injured dozens of others. Two police officers died in a helicopter crash. The partial disintegration and discrediting of the alt-right was one positive outcome of Charlottesville; there have been others. The violence of August 2017 helped galvanize a broad anti-racist political coalition that has achieved some notable successes in the past two years, from the 2018 opening of the …

Medieval Text Reveals A NSFW Poem About A Talking Vulva

When you think of raunchy displays of sexuality, you probably don’t immediately think of Medieval parchments found in a dusty Austrian monastery. However, a centuries-old text reveals that the imagination of the Middle Ages was surprisingly unprudish when it came to sexuality. Scholars at the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medieval Research (OeAW) recently analyzed a newly discovered fragment of the text Rosendorn, translated as The Rose Thorn, that’s two centuries older than any other known copy. Although it looks like a fairly bland historical document at first glance, the Rosendorn actually details a surprisingly vivid piece of erotic satire. The poem is about a young female virgin arguing with her vulva about who is more appreciated by men. According to The History Blog, …

US labels China a currency manipulator as tensions flare

First such move since 1994 fulfills Trump campaign promise and comes as stock markets fall The US has labeled China a currency manipulator, in a move that brings already tense relations between the two countries to a boil. On Monday, the US treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, accused China of manipulating its currency to gain unfair competitive advantage in international trade. The US will now ask the International Monetary Fund to eliminate the unfair competitive advantage created by Chinas latest actions. It is the first such move since 1994 and came as international stock markets fell on fears of an escalation in the simmering conflict between the two trading superpowers. China allowChinese authorities dispute. The sharp 1.4% drop in the yuan …

5 Weight Loss Products That Don’t Work Betches

Everyone wants a quick fix. In the age of instant gratification, the concept of waiting for results is lost on everyone. Smh. The diet industry knows this, and over the years, they have capitalized on consumers’ lack of patience. Cue late-night infomercials and IG sponsored ads for the next big thing in weight loss. Spoiler alert: none of this sh*t actually works. Real results take time—we have been through this. I know you’re better than that, but I also get the temptation. Like, even if something seems too good to be true, you might think to yourself that it can’t hurt to try, right? Well, it might not hurt your body, but it will hurt your wallet. Here are five …

Out of prison after 23 years, thanks to his mother and a documentary

Kevin Ott released after getting a life sentence under Oklahomas three strikes law for non-violent drug-related convictions, which was partially repealed Its a Tuesday morning in August, but Betty Chism wraps 23 Christmas presents on her day off. Her son, Kevin Ott, is set to be released from the Oklahoma prison system this week, though no one has told her exactly when. Still, Chism, 75, wants to be prepared before she makes the two-and-a-half-hour drive to pick up her son from his prison. Ott, 56, has been in prison since 1996 and sentenced to worlds prison capitalThe House I Live In, a documentary examining the United States governments 40-year-old war on drugs policy. As he visited a prison in Oklahoma, …

Sturgeon points to ‘growing urgency’ for independence

Sturgeon: Indyref2 ‘more essential than ever’ Could Boris Johnson break up the UK? How the BBC reports polls On Monday, the poll by Lord Ashcroft put independence in the lead, with 46% saying they would vote for it and 43% saying they would oppose it. Excluding those who said they did not know how they would vote, it would give the Yes side a lead of 52% to 48%. Discussing the poll at an Edinburgh Festival event, Ms Sturgeon said she was confident that opinion was swinging behind her side. She told her host, LBC presenter Iain Dale: “I think there is growing support for independence in Scotland and I think there is, accompanying that, a growing sense of urgency …