Everyone Is Freaking Out About Puerto Rico’s Whitefish Energy Scandal And Here’s Why

November 2, 2017

On September 20th, a whopping forty or so days ago, Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico, leaving nearly the entire island without power. And like, that’s where the situation still stands. 40 days without power or clean water. This is what we in the business call “a fucking disaster.” Now, if this had happened anywhere that white people live in abundance on the mainland U.S., Donald Trump would have flown his…

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Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says

November 1, 2017

Washington (CNN)The White House is seeking to distance President Donald Trump from the indictments of two former campaign officials, claiming that the charges have nothing to do with Trump’s campaign or his presidency. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday’s actions from the special counsel have “nothing to do with the President, nothing to do with the President’s campaign or campaign activity” and proves there is “no evidence of…

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Study Uses Hidden Sensors To Monitor Men And Women At Work, Finds All-Too-Familiar Reason For Gender Gap

November 1, 2017

Many investigations have taken place into why there is a gender gap at work, in terms of pay and in terms of why men are overrepresented in senior positions in the workplace. One of the main problems with studying the gap is gaining access to workplaces. Research has tended to rely on self-reported data such as surveys. A new study, however, was given unprecedented access to one workplace where women were underrepresented in upper management….

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Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, surrenders to FBI in Russia probe

November 1, 2017

, the former campaign chairman of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, was told to surrender to federal authorities today, the New York Times reports. Robert MuellerThe charges brought up against Manafort and Gates were not immediately clear. Manafort was photographed this morning heading into the FBI field office in D.C.   Manafort and his lawyer just walked through the front door of the FBI field office in DC pic.twitter.com/DAgYAgFBU6 — Natasha…

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Someone’s trying to sell their iPhone X on eBay at a 5,100 percent markup

November 1, 2017

‘Tis the season… to be scalping! Just hours after Apple’s iPhone X went up for pre-order around the world, some asshole has already listed the hard-to-get-your-hands-on “all-screen” device for a whopping $59,999 on eBay. Screw this guy. But also screw anyone who’s stupid and desperate enough to buy it from him. SEE ALSO: Why foldable phones have no chance at succeeding Look, I take no joy in calling anyone an…

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Terry Richardson is finally banned from Vogue. Many wonder what took so long.

October 31, 2017

Since as early as 2005, photographer Terry Richardson has faced dozens of accusations of sexual harassment and assault, continuing to get work despite settling multiple lawsuits. Now, over a decade later, and in the wake of the explosive allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein, one media behemoth has finally decided enough is enough. Terry Richardson. Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images. In an e-mail obtained by The Telegraph, James Woolhouse, Condé…

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United Airlines passenger booted off plane after interaction with flight staff over Marvel baseball cap

October 31, 2017

The NAACP issued the advisory Tuesday.Image: REX/Shutterstock The NAACP has issued a national travel advisory warning people about flying with American Airlines. In a press release, the social justice organization said it was “alerting travelers — especially African-Americans — to exercise caution, in that booking and boarding flights on American Airlines could subject them to disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe conditions.” The advisory was dated Oct. 24 and stands “until further…

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Singapore Will Stop Increasing Car Numbers From February 2018

October 30, 2017

Singapore, among the world’s most expensive places to own a vehicle, will stop increasing the total number of cars on its roads next year. The government will cut the annual growth rate for cars and motorcycles to zero from 0.25 percent starting in February, the transport regulator said on Monday. “In view of land constraints and competing needs, there is limited scope for further expansion of the road network," the…

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All measuring cups are wrong

October 30, 2017

Image: Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook is already thinking about who might run the company after he’s gone.  And it sounds like he wants options. “I see my role as CEO to prepare as many people as I can to be CEO, and that’s what I’m doing. And then the board makes a decision at that point in time,” Cook said in an interview with BuzzFeed News. Cook gave…

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Business leaders unite in Brexit warning

October 30, 2017

Together they represent companies employing millions of workers. More concessions There has been a growing anxiety among businesses at what they see as a lack of progress in the Brexit negotiations. One of the five groups told the BBC it was felt a joint letter would “emphasise our wish for a deal and clarity”. They say it is important that the Brexit transition period matches as closely as possible current…

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Hungary Orders Spies to Target Soros Empire

October 30, 2017

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban renewed his assault on George Soros, instructing his intelligence services to map what he described as the networks run by the billionaire financier’s “empire” targeting his country. Intelligence agencies will help evaluate what he sees as efforts by Soros to get Hungary punished by EU institutions pursuing a “mixed-population” continent, Orban said in an interview with Kossuth Radio on Friday. Orban, who is the favorite…

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Turns Out Bill O’Reilly Is An Even Bigger Shitbag Than We Thought

October 29, 2017

Here’s some not surprising news: Bill O’Reilly is a garbage bag of a human being. Besides looking like every gross old man that your mom tells you to avoid at neighborhood parties, he actually that gross old man that coworkers tell you to avoid at, like, your fucking job. In a series of equally not-surprising scandals at Fox News, it’s now been reported by and the (not fake news!) that…

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Psychologists Turn Conservatives Into Liberals With One Strange Thought Experiment

October 29, 2017

Studies have consistently shown that turning liberals into conservatives (at least temporarily) is surprisingly easy. All you need to do is scare them.  For example, one group of experimenters asked students to think about their own death before taking tests designed to assess their political beliefs. Over several experiments, the researchers, from the University of Central Arkansas, found that when the participants had been asked to think about their own death…

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Shrews Found To Physically Shrink And Grow Their Heads According To The Season

October 29, 2017

Normally, if an animal’s brain shrinks in size, the results are not great. But for one species of animal, making their brain, skull, and some parts of their body physically shrink in sync with the seasons is a strategy they use to survive the harsh winters. By following a number of common shrews over the course of multiple seasons, researchers from the Max Plank Institute for Ornithology have confirmed that as the year…

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The perfect tool to help you build authority channels and a lasting business on YouTube

October 29, 2017

If you want to grow your business to an advanced level then unlock the benefits to grow your YouTube profits with Channel Authority Builder. Channel Authority Builder is the most powerful tool for YouTube ranking, traffic generating and authority building system that manages and grows multiple YouTube channels from a single interface. Supercharge your YouTube channel profits with Channel Authority Builder. Check out here how: Build Traffic Authority And High…

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Trump pulls Texas two-step, leaves taxpayers with bill for fundraiser

October 28, 2017

President Donald Trump reportedly used a planned visit to Texas related to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts to simultaneously hold a fundraiser and write off the trip as a taxpayer expense, according to reports. Trump met with state and federal officials at Dallas Love Field Airport, after which he was scheduled to attend a private fundraiser that was rescheduled after Harvey hit the Gulf Coast in Texas, leaving massive devastation in its…

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Student kicks chair from under classmate because he didnt stand for the pledge

October 27, 2017

In the video, the student responsible for the kick is seen wearing a shirt with an American flag on it, cowboy boots, and jean shorts. The student who is seated and then knocked to the ground has dyed green hair and is wearing skinny jeans and a hoodie. Before the video cuts off, an off-camera person begins to issue a reprimand: “OK. You’re gonna get…” Carroll County TimesTimes“Some people don’t understand…

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Borrow more to fix housing crisis – Javid

October 27, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCommunities Secretary Sajid Javid: ‘We are looking at new investments’ The government should borrow money to fund the building of hundreds of thousands of new homes, a cabinet minister says. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said taking advantage of record-low interest rates “can be the right thing if done sensibly”. Housing charity Shelter said his comments suggested the government was “going in the…

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Students are encouraged to fail in this brilliant business program for kids.

October 27, 2017

“Dream big” and “you can be anything you want to be” — phrases like these often show up on school posters, but they’re much easier said than done. Kids need actual real-world experience to get out there and have a fighting chance in an already saturated and competitive job market. We live in an age when entrepreneurs rule; this is especially true today, when there are fewer and fewer direct…

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Cardi B, Thrown Out Of An Albany Hotel For Weed, Accuses The City Of Being ‘Racist Motherfuckers’

October 27, 2017

It was a rough night in Albany, New York for rapper At one point, according to reports, she called someone on staff at the hotel a “racist motherfucker” as she stormed out with her entourage — and now, in a new video to her Instagram account this morning, she’s doubling down on the racism accusations!!! In this video, posted about an hour ago, she explains she was busted for having…

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Saudi Arabia Just Announced Plans to Build a Mega City That Will Cost $500 Billion

October 26, 2017

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans to build a new city on the Red Sea coast, promising a lifestyle not available in today’s Saudi Arabia as he seeks to remake the kingdom in a time of dwindling resources. The prince said the city project, to be called “NEOM,” will operate independently from the “existing governmental framework” with investors consulted at every step during development. The project will be…

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These ‘Stranger Things’ waffles are super easy to make

October 26, 2017

Image:  sorbetto/Getty images It’s one of business’ most brutal truths. Not to mention one of its most paradoxical. And it happens — in the words of legendary founder Ben Horowitz — “all the time.”  “A founder develops a breakthrough idea and starts a company to build it. The product succeeds, and the company grows. Then … employees start complaining that the CEO is paying too much attention to what the…

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Donald Trump just hit a new low in the La David Johnson fiasco

October 26, 2017

(CNN)Calling the widow of an American soldier killed in action is, emotionally speaking, absolutely gut-wrenching. Knowing that nothing you will say can bring true comfort. Knowing a life — and likely many lives — have been altered forever. Facing down pure loss and pure grief. To which Trump almost immediately replied via Twitter: “I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his…

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Survival Mode Defines Puerto Rico One Month After Maria

October 24, 2017

A month after Hurricane Maria leaving for the mainland. At this stage in the recovery from the Category 4 storm, many find the current state of the U.S. commonwealth — home to some 3.4 million American citizens — unthinkable. “I just haven’t seen a situation where people don’t have access to basic services for so long,” said Martha Thompson, the Puerto Rico response coordinator for the Boston-based charity Oxfam Americas…

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