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Frank Luntz asks how you’d feel if someone called your hometown a s**thole, gets his answer

Count Frank Luntz among those unimpressed by President Trump’s alleged use of the word “shithole” during an Oval Office meeting about DACA, immigration, and border security. He didn’t tear up over it on air like Anderson Cooper, but still … Someone please tell me how insulting billions of people across the globe makes America great again. Teach me how you defend the indefensible, because I sure can't. https://t.co/ASRJ3SF7cZ — Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) January 14, 2018 And if you don’t think calling a country a “shithole” necessarily means the people are…

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Twitter Permanently Bans GOP Candidate For Racist Meghan Markle Tweet

On Friday, Wisconsin Republican Paul Nehlen tweeted an image of Markle with Prince Harry that superimposed a picture of “Cheddar Man” onto Markle’s face, according to Newsweek. Cheddar Man is the oldest complete skeleton found in Britain and new DNA analysis suggests he had dark skin and dark, curly hair. Nehlen’s tweet was immediately condemned by many, including actor Patrick J. Adams, who co-starred with Markle on “Suits.” for repeated violations of our terms of service.” outrage artist” who has used similar techniques to raise funds and his own profile.  posted a list of…

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Two Boys Arrested For Killing Half A Million Bees

Right at the end of 2017, the owners of a small honey business in Sioux City, Iowa, found that their 50 hives had been annihilated by some unknown party. Not only did this cost them tens of thousands of dollars in damages, but the half a million bees that used to live in those hives quickly succumbed to the structural collapse and exposure to the winter air. Now, as reported by the Sioux City Journal, it appears that the police have arrested two people in connection with the vandalism: two…

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A look at Barack and Michelle Obama’s stunning, unique official portraits.

The presidential portrait has a long, storied history dating all the way back to George Washington. George Washington is the most well-represented president in our collection. The most iconic image—and the signature image of the gallery of presidential portraits—is the Lansdowne Portrait painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1796. https://t.co/KxPGxoEkSW pic.twitter.com/BpHGZRnIIe — Smithsonian (@smithsonian) February 9, 2018 On Feb. 12, Barack and Michelle Obama’s likenesses were added to the collection. The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled the portrait of former President Barack Obama, immortalizing the 44th president for future generations. The…

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Cracking Down: The NHL Has Unveiled A New Hyperbolic Penalty Box That Makes 3 Minutes Inside It Feel Like 500 Years

Hockey has a well-earned reputation as one of the most brutal major sports, and now the NHL is taking a decisive measure to promote player safety: The league has unveiled a new hyperbolic penalty box that makes three minutes inside it feel like 500 years. A penalty that lasts half a millennium for the player but only a few minutes of real time? This is going to seriously change the way the game is played. The hyperbolic penalty boxes, which were unveiled to a packed stadium at a Penguins game…

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This dude took 44 Furbys and made a working Furby organ

Remember Furbys, the must-have creepy, robotic toy of the 1998 holiday season? Well, they never went away, they were just resting, and now they’re ready for their revival. YouTuber Sam Battle of LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER finally found a use for all of those abandoned Furbys by building his very own Furby organ. Yes, he turned 44 Furbys into a musical instrument. After years of collecting as many Furbys as he could and doing “a heck of a lot of soldering,” Battle managed to hack together what may very well…

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Space Race 2.0: NASA Just Shot A Used Pickup Truck 30 Feet In The Air With A Trampoline To Compete With SpaceXs Falcon Heavy Launch

All eyes were on SpaceX yesterday as it successfully launched a Tesla Roadster out of Earth’s atmosphere with its newest rocket. But NASA clearly isn’t rolling over and allowing Elon Musk to anoint himself the unquestioned leader of space travel, because the federal agency just shot a used pickup truck over 30 feet into the air from a trampoline. Watch out, SpaceX, because we’ve got a 21st-century space race on our hands. The mood was tense this morning when dozens of NASA engineers carefully pushed a 1997 Ford F-150 off…

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6 Times You Thought You Were A Wreck (But You Were Actually On The Right Track)

Unsplash / J. Scott Rakozy 1. That time the person you thought was your forever person broke up with you. Break ups make temporary ruins out of the best of us. The fact that they sometimes come like a punch in the gut when you think everything is fine is one of the most destructive times of anyone’s life. You simply lose your bearings and suddenly you feel like everything is falling apart. Little do you realise it at the time but what you are doing is building. You are…

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Liberals review jury selection process after Boushie verdict uproar – CBC.ca

CBC.ca Liberals review jury selection process after Boushie verdict uproar CBC.ca Questions have been mounting about the composition of the jury that find Gerald Stanley not guilty of second-degree assassination in the death of 22 -year-old Colten Boushie on Friday. Some commentators say the process was biased because several Indigenous … ‘We’re not disposable ‘: Hundreds march to Reconciliation Bridge demanding justice for Colten Boushie Yahoo News Canada( blog) ‘We have now questions and we wish answers ‘: Boushie household in Ottawa to fulfill with ministers Luxora Leader ‘I don’t…

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Harvey Weinstein Sued by New York AG Over Sexual Harassment

Embattled movie producer Harvey Weinstein was sued by New York state for creating a hostile work environment at the Weinstein Co. that allegedly featured “pervasive sexual harassment,” intimidation and discrimination. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s lawsuit comes as Weinstein, 65, is seeking to sell his troubled studio to Maria Contreras-Sweet, a former Obama administration official, in a $500 million bid backed by billionaire Ron Burkle. The suit may create a major obstacle for the deal. Schneiderman said in a statement that the company’s sale might leave victims “without adequate redress, including…

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Safe, happy and free: does Finland have all the answers?

In the first of our new series, The Upside, we look at how the country went from famine to topping nearly every global social ranking The Upside Finlands 10 great innovations Supported by About this content @jonhenley Last modified on Mon 12 Feb 2018 09.28EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp the most stable, the safest and the best-governed country in the world. It was also the third wealthiest, the third least corrupt, the second most socially progressive and the third most socially just. Finlands judicial system…

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