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 …

House Democrats File Lawsuit To Enforce Don McGahn Subpoena

Don McGahn after the White House McGahn was a key witness in special counsel The White House ordered McGahn in May In a statement Wednesday following the filing of the complaint, he reiterated this decision. According to McGahn’s testimony in the Mueller report, Trump asked McGahn to fire Mueller during the investigation, an incident the report outlined as one of 10 potential instances of obstruction of justice. McGahn threatened to quit rather than carry out the order, Mueller reported. telling ABC News, “I don’t care what he says, it doesn’t matter.” Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ;

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack

In May 2019, WIRED joined the One Free Press Coalition, a united group of preeminent editors and publishers using their global reach and social platforms to spotlight journalists under attack worldwide. Today, the coalition is issuing its sixth monthly “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists whose press freedoms are being suppressed or whose cases demand justice. Paul Chouta, the Cameroon Web reporter who was arrested in May, denied bail, and charged with defamation and spreading false news. His case has been delayed until August 13 and he remains in a maximum-security prison. Aasif Sultan, a reporter for Kashmir Narrator, was arrested on “anti-state” charges and will have been imprisoned for one year on August 27. He has been repeatedly interrogated …

50 Memes That Make Fun Of The Idea That Video Games Cause Violence

Some myths have more lives than cats and Mario combined. That’s the way plenty of us feel whenever we see someone blaming video games for every new armed atrocity that shocks the world. Look, we get it, video games are an easy target. It’s far easier to blame them for somebody acting violently than it is to confront the tangled, messy, complex web of interrelated reasons that’s actually at fault. But it doesn’t mean that we should power down our critical thinking, just because we want easy answers. Donald Trump, the President of the United States, and other politicians recently used video games as a scapegoat to (at least in part) explain the recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton. …

HBO’s Next Big Idea: Recommendations From Actual Humans

Hey, you. Yes, you! Are you tired of Netflix's algorithm telling you what to watch? Does the streaming service think you enjoy Black Mirror and Friends reruns a lot more than you actually do? HBO hears you, and it has a solution: recommendations from actual people. Brian Barrett Netflix Raises Prices to Stockpile for the Streaming Wars Brian Barrett 7 Free Streaming Services to Save You From Subscription Hell Brian Raftery The Streaming Wars Began in 2018—and They'll Only Get Worse Recommended by Humans, launched today, is a "human-powered" recommendation tool that, instead of gleaning what you might like by looking at your viewing history and the shows beloved by people like you, scans Twitter and compiles interviews with real …

Disruption as torrential rain causes flooding

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA determined cyclist makes it through flood water in Edinburgh A major clear-up operation is under way following torrential rain in various parts of Scotland. The main rail line from Edinburgh to Glasgow was shut after flooding at Winchburgh tunnel in West Lothian resulted in passengers on five trains being trapped for several hours. ScotRail has tweeted that there are still severe problems there with water sitting two feet above the rails. The issue is continuing to affect rail services across the central belt. ScotRail said engineers had been working through the night to pump water from the tunnel following the deluge on Wednesday. Report End of Twitter post by @ScotRail Report …

YouTube’s Redesign Makes It Easier to Watch All the Videos

Once upon a time, YouTube was simply the place you went to watch a cat play the keyboard, or upload the video of your child, stoned out of his head after the dentist, having an existential crisis in your backseat. In the 12 years since YouTube was created, it's become a place for everything—a hub for gamers, livestreamers, music videos, vloggers, The Rock, breaking news, "Despacito," feature films, and whatever you call that thing Logan Paul made last year. While the service has grown up, the app and website have not. Both can feel cluttered and unhelpful, showing too much navigation and not enough stuff to watch. YouTube knows that, and today, it's showing off a totally redesigned platform. Now, …

10 Things You Should Never Say To Your Pregnant Friends Betches

So, your friend is totes preggers. It’s kind of the end of an era. No more carefree blackouts and one-nighters. More diapers, less mascara, and basically zero free time. Regardless of how your bestie is doing while a human tapeworm essentially hijacks her body, there are some things you just don’t ask or say once she tells you the news. It’s 2019 and I shouldn’t have to list these out, but being almost five months pregnant myself, I’ve found that people really, truly, have no sense of decorum when they see a baby on board. I’ve been taken aback multiple times at the things people have said and, for the record, I am not easily offended (hence why I write …

Eight-death arson murderer jailed for life

The family were asleep in their home in Osborne Road, Birkby, when petrol was poured through the letterbox and petrol bombs were put through the window in the early hours of 12 May 2002. Mohammed, who was extradited to the UK last year, claimed he had “only been the lookout” for the attack throughout his five-week trial. But the court heard he carried out the petrol bombing because of a row over his sister Shahida Younis being in a relationship with Saud Pervez, of whom her family did not approve. The eight family members who died in the fire: Nafeesa Aziz, 35 Her five daughters – Tayyaba Batool, three, Rabiah Batool, 10, Ateeqa Nawaz, five, Aneesa Nawaz, two, and Najeeba …

26 Responses People Had To This Anti-Vaxxer Proudly Wearing A Jesus Wasnt Vaccinated T-Shirt

A photo of a woman wearing a T-shirt proclaiming “Spoiler Alert… Jesus Wasn’t Vaccinated” got posted online. Can you imagine what the reaction was? Go on, I’ll give you three guesses. That’s right, you guessed it in one — internet users mocked her and other anti-vaxxers relentlessly, with some incredible jokes being thrown about. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: kels_316 wintertao ReverendaCori sailor_sunk TravBot CelticPixie87 posted the picture of the T-shirt being worn. Internet users were quick to point out that the T-shirt’s slogan made absolutely no sense at all, and came up with lots of witty and quirky comebacks. You’re right to be worried about the anti-vaccination (or …

Water Bears Crash Onto the Moon, Cloudflare Ditches 8Chan, and More News

A crashed lunar lander left dehydrated water bears stuck on the moon, Cloudflare has ditched 8chan following this weekend's shootings, and electric cars enter the used car market. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today's Headlines The crashed Israeli lunar lander spilled tardigrades on the moon Tardigrades, or water bears, are known for being basically indestructible. These tiny creatures can survive boiling and freezing temperatures, human-killing levels of radiation, and can go without food and water for years. But can they survive in space? After a lunar lander crashed into the moon on April 11, thousands of dehydrated water bears …

Florida Change Their Kill Iguanas “Whenever Possible” Policy After Pool Boy Mistaken For Lizard Gets Shot

Earlier this month, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued a statement urging people to “kill green iguanas on their own property whenever possible.” “Green iguanas (Iguana iguana) are an invasive species in Florida and are not native to our state,” they explained in a now-updated website post. “They can cause considerable damage to infrastructure, including seawalls and sidewalks. This species is not protected in Florida except by anti-cruelty law.” The post went on to say that “the FWC encourages homeowners to humanely kill green iguanas on their own property whenever possible. Iguanas can also be killed year-round and without a permit on 22 public lands in south Florida,” Huffington Post reports. Unfortunately, some people appear to have embraced the directive to kill the invasive iguanas a …

Florida Change Their Kill Iguanas “Whenever Possible” Policy After Pool Boy Mistaken For Lizard Gets Shot

Earlier this month, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued a statement urging people to “kill green iguanas on their own property whenever possible.” “Green iguanas (Iguana iguana) are an invasive species in Florida and are not native to our state,” they explained in a now-updated website post. “They can cause considerable damage to infrastructure, including seawalls and sidewalks. This species is not protected in Florida except by anti-cruelty law.” The post went on to say that “the FWC encourages homeowners to humanely kill green iguanas on their own property whenever possible. Iguanas can also be killed year-round and without a permit on 22 public lands in south Florida,” Huffington Post reports. Unfortunately, some people appear to have embraced the directive to kill the invasive iguanas a …