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The Amazon rainforest is on fireand people are using memes to cope

Tens of thousands of fires have been ravaging the Amazon Rainforest for three weeks nowand,in an apparent effort to cope, redditors are creatingmemes. The Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, according to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), which has been tracking Brazils fires since 2013. This is bad news for the fight against climate change, as the Amazon alone produces 20% of the worlds oxygen and is said to slow down global warming. Many are pointing the blame at far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, whohas decreased…

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The Shirk Report Volume 538

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Digg, Kottke, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – Morning coffee – Me overcooking for the two guests we’re having over tonight – Hi Phteven – Now that you mention it – It’s the ciiiiiiircle of life – The polite lane changer – The…

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Forbes receiving backlash for including only 1 woman on its top 100 innovators list

Forbes published its list of the 100 most innovative leaders in America. The publication is receiving backlash for including just one woman, Ross Stores CEO Barbara Rentler. Rentler ranked 75 on the list, and her name was published without a photounlike 91 men featured on the list. Some claimed the avatar, which stood as a placeholder forRentlers photo, was of a manssilhouette. Whenthe Daily Dot looked into it on Sunday, the avatar was of a womanssilhouette. Not even a *photo* of Barbara Rentler, the only woman on Forbes list of…

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Lyft received a whopping 7 sexual assault lawsuits in a day

Lyft was served with seven sexual assault lawsuits on Aug. 1. Plaintiffs in each case are alleging they were raped or assaulted by their Lyft drivers and still charged for their rideeven after they reported the incidents to the company. In the lawsuits, four of the women allege that they were raped by their drivers, and three others say they were sexually assaulted. In addition to the rape and sexual assault allegations, some of the plaintiffs experienced sexual harassment and stalking. In each case, Lyft collected a fee for the…

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Check Out the Incredible Head Stabilization of this Male Kestrel

Wildlife enthusiast Anthony Roberts (@ZedAnthony) recently shared this fascinating clip of a Male kestrel hunting at South Stack Island in Angelesey, Wales. Despite the strong winds, the bird can be observed using its remarkable head stabilization and maintaining his focus on his prey. You can see the original tweet embedded below. Just look at that head stabilisation! Male kestrel hunting at South Stack, Anglesey yesterday. pic.twitter.com/z1KKrvPR8S — Anthony Roberts (@ZedAnthony) June 6, 2019 Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/incredible-head-stabilization-of-male-kestrel-bird/

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Apple could release an update to the Apple TV

All eyes are on the next iPhone, but Apple could also be working on a new Apple TV. The device could be announced next week, or maybe later this fall. The anonymous Twitter account @never_released shared the codename of a new Apple TV — AppleTV11,1 or J305AP. They have been accurate when it comes to finding codenames of various unreleased Apple products in the past.

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Sean Hannity: Let Me Cry a River for Joe Bidens Family!

Fox News host Biden family members tried to family name. Theres no allegation, as far as I know… Hannity, meanwhile, brought up accusations that Biden used his power and influence as vice president to stop a Ukrainian investigation into his son Hunter and to help Hunter has said there is no evidence of wrongdoing by either of the Bidens and neither are under investigation.) You can blame him for that, too, and if his other family are getting special treatment, of course hes knowing whats going on, Hannity exclaimed. Well,…

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A Chilling Compilation of the Fires Currently Raging Across the Amazon

The following excerpt is from Brian Kahn’s article on Earther: What began as a “day of fire†a week and a half ago has now turned daytime skies in São Paulo an inky black. The Amazon has been in deep, deep trouble ever since far-right president Jair Bolsnaro took over running Brazil. Advocates feared his regime would commit ecological “genocide†in the Amazon and with each passing month, those fears are becoming reality.   Deforestation rates have spiked in recent months, and now large swaths of the world’s largest rainforest…

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This Senator Tried to Make Nice With Russia. It Shut Him Out.

2Early this week, two SenatorsRon Johnson (R-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT)announced that the government of Russia had blocked them from entering the country for a planned official visit. The snub represented an abrupt turn of events, especially for Johnson. Just last year, the Wisconsin Republican had visited Moscow and then worked to set up talks with members of the Russian Duma, people familiar with the outreach told The Daily Beast. Those efforts havent blossomed. And neither have U.S.-Russia relations more broadly. The Kremlins decision to withhold visas from both Johnson…

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