Scandal-hit dinner organiser quits post

January 25, 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFinancial Times journalist Madison Marriage: “I was groped several times” A man who helped organise a men-only charity dinner, where hostesses were allegedly groped, has quit the Department for Education board. David Meller quit his non-executive role after claims about the event by an undercover FT reporter. Charities are refusing donations from the Presidents Club Charity Dinner, at London’s Dorchester Hotel. Event…

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Chelsea Manning’s appearance at a far-right party caused an internet meltdown

January 25, 2018

Transgender activist and former whistleblower Chelsea Manning is in a bit of a bind. After reportedly crashing a far-right party that ran opposite the Women’s March, left-wing activists are calling out Manning for socializing with a group that harbors white supremacists. Originally reported on by BuzzFeed News, Manning attended “A Night for Freedom,” a one-year celebration party setup by right-wing superstar Mike Cernovich honoring President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Cernovich, who first came into…

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GCHQ Is Using This Puzzle To Recruit Aspiring Spies Try It Out

January 24, 2018

GCHQ put a puzzle on the radio to entice recruits — and you can try it here. The listening agency is pushing hard to recruit a more diverse staff, especially women. LONDON — GCHQ, the British government’s listening agency, has broadcast a puzzle in an effort to encourage potential spies — particularly young girls — to pursue a career in the highly-classified organisation. The challenge was supplied to BBC Radio…

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Hotel bans bloggers after social media influencer asks for 5 free nights

January 24, 2018

If you’re a social media influencer on a trip to Dublin, don’t bother trying to stay at the White Moose Café and Charleville Lodge. Owner Paul Stenson doesn’t want your business—and he’s blaming it all on a YouTuber named Elle Darby. As Business Insider points out, Darby recently asked for a free five-night stay at his hotel, and in return, she said she would give it publicity on her YouTube…

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It’s the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech

January 24, 2018

For most of modern history, the easiest way to block the spread of an idea was to keep it from being mechanically disseminated. Shutter the news­paper, pressure the broad­cast chief, install an official censor at the publishing house. Or, if push came to shove, hold a loaded gun to the announcer’s head. This actually happened once in Turkey. It was the spring of 1960, and a group of military officers…

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Whos to blame for the government shutdown? Twitter trends might hold the answer

January 23, 2018

As of late Friday night, the U.S. government has shut down, after Republican and Democratic senators failed to reach an agreement on government funding. Now that’s settled, here’s the important question: Who should we blame? If you’re a Republican congressman or President Donald Trump, you blame Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the rest of the Democrats, most of whom voted against the funding bill. That’s why the #SchumerShutdown hashtag…

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Amber Heard & Elon Musk Are Back Together!

January 22, 2018

So does this mean she gets to be queen of Mars when we all inevitably escape Earth? We hope so. Yes, The insider divulges of their romantic reawakening: “They are back together. Amber is having a good time with Elon. He wants to hang out with her all the time. She’s happy to have him. She cares about him and thinks he’s fascinating. They share a lot of interests and…

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Sharon Stone’s response to a no-brainer question about sexual harassment is perfect

January 22, 2018

Let’s give it up for Sharon Stone. There are so many ways she could have answered a question about whether she’d faced sexual harassment over the course of her 40-year career. But her default was to laugh, and then deliver an honest, frank response that basically boils down to: Yes, you silly man, of course I have. SEE ALSO: Woman steps forward as creator of the ‘Shitty Media Men’ list

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I Am My Why And Not My What My Integrity Doesnt Have A Fucking Price Tag

January 22, 2018

Ali Kaukas “You know Janne, I sit at a lot of tables with a lot of different business people. A lot of owners of companies. Very few or only one or two know what they do. You define yourself by your why. You have a purpose and you have a cause. I see you. You just happen to write books. You just happen to sell clothing. You have integrity. You’re…

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This Is What Success Is Now

January 21, 2018

Andrew Neel / Unsplash We are the generation that drinks green juice in the morning and made vegan food popular. We have political opinions and source our food locally and care about the chemicals that are in cleaning supplies. We read an endless feed of hot takes and mic drops. Everyone we know seems to exist just to correct one another and prove who is the most “awake.” We buy…

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Why Walmart’s bait and switch matters

January 21, 2018

(CNN)If the man sitting in the Oval Office honestly admitted he made his fortune from exploiting thousands of people, he’d likely be enraged when people pointed out he’s small-time compared to the Walton family. Year after year, the Walmart heirs prove no one comes close to their brand of exploitation, which they wrap in public relations fluff and deception. Yet that wasn’t the only news Walmart made public. Join us…

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The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Fasterand Cheaper

January 21, 2018

In 2014, Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja were bitcoin-obsessed engineers hanging out at pizza-fueled meetups in San Francisco. Their conversation often turned to the central problem of bitcoin: How to make it more useful? The bitcoin network’s design effectively limits it to handling three to seven transactions per second, compared with tens of thousands per second for Visa. Poon and Dryja recognized that for bitcoin to reach its full potential,…

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Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ set to push 1.75 million copies, outsell Trump’s book

January 21, 2018

The publisher behind Michael Wolff’s explosive book  is expecting sales figures to reach 1.75 million before the book even goes to paperback, Mother Jones reported Thursday.  “We do expect the 1.4 to be sold,” Patricia Eisemann, the publisher’s director of publicity, Mother JonesJust last week Macmillan’s CEO, John Sargent, told the Associated Press that digital sales were now at over 250,000 and audiobook editions were sitting above 100,000. Factoring in physical…

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All The Drama That Caused A Fake Missile Alert In Hawaii, Explained

January 20, 2018

I think we can all agree that every day is a waking nightmare that may or may not end in a nuclear war depending on what the stable genius illiterate bag of orange farts in a suit over in the Oval Office feels like tweeting that day. What a dream. Anyway, Hawaii had like, a real life “this is the end” scare over the weekend when an emergency missile alert…

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GM Will Launch Robocars Without Steering Wheels Next Year

January 19, 2018

After more than a century making vehicles for humans to drive, General Motors has ripped the heart out of its latest ride, and is now holding the grisly spectacle up for all the world to see: A car with no steering wheel. And it plans to put a fleet of these newfangled things to work in a taxi-like service, somewhere in the US, next year. And no, this robo-chariot, a…

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Apple, Returning Overseas Cash, to Pay $38 Billion Tax Bill

January 19, 2018

Apple Inc. said it will bring hundreds of billions of overseas dollars back to the U.S., pay about $38 billion in taxes on the money and spend tens of billions on domestic jobs, manufacturing and data centers in the coming years. The iPhone maker plans capital expenditures of $30 billion in the U.S. over five years and will create 20,000 new jobs at existing sites and a new campus it intends…

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Lewis Hamilton Does Not Want You To Crap In His Bathroom, According To Ex-Girlfriend!

January 19, 2018

When you gotta go, you gotta go… just not in Lewis Hamilton‘s private jet! In an interview with The Irish Sun originally published on Saturday, the racing driver’s former flame Veronica Valle (pictured above) spills the deets about dating the athlete, and according to her he has quite an “ugly side”! The now-33-year-old first noticed the social media model on Instagram, and after sending her a DM, Valle was flown…

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Wal-Mart to Cut Thousands of Store-Management Roles

January 19, 2018

A day after embarking on a pay hike, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is taking steps to shake up management at thousands of its stores. The world’s biggest retailer is removing about 3,500 store co-managers, a salaried role that acts as a lieutenant underneath each store manager, according to people familiar with the move. It’s also adding about 1,700 assistant store managers, a slightly lower-paid role, who will oversee fast-growing areas like online…

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Republican Response to Trump’s ‘Sh*thole’ Comment Is Embarassing

January 18, 2018

“shithole” countriesSen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) Trump said, “…things which were hate-filled, vile, and racist … You’ve seen the comments in the press; I’ve not read one of them that’s inaccurate.” As of Friday morning, prominent Republicans were that the comments were made as well. It has that the president said, “Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out,” and suggested that Norwegians would make preferable immigrants. first racist commentslaunchedBut…

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Ubers Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark

January 18, 2018

In May 2015 about 10 investigators for the Quebec tax authority burst into flouting local labor laws and taxi rules has made it a favorite target for law enforcement agencies around the world. That’s where this remote system, called Ripley, comes in. From spring 2015 until late 2016, Uber routinely used Ripley to thwart police raids in foreign countries, say three people with knowledge of the system. Allusions to its…

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Why Is Sony Burying Proud Mary’ And Taraji P. Henson?

January 17, 2018

Proud Mary might not be that proud after all. The to Atomic Blondethat is until this year rolled around, where it seems like Sony and Screen Gems have completely dropped the ball on promoting it. Proud Mary is out this Friday, and social media has been flooded not with excitement for the film but confusion as to why its not being pushed harder. Is it a case of a studio…

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Turns Out James Franco Is Both Annoying And Creepy

January 17, 2018

It’s a new day in Hollywood, which means there are new accusations against a powerful Hollywood man. And surprise surprise, betches, that man is James Franco, someone who’s made me make this face: Of course he is denying everything because that’s par for course with these types of ghoulish men. Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers both were like, point blank, “are you a creep?” And he had the audacity to…

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20-Year-Old Reveals How She Gets A $5,000 Allowance, Paid Tuition And Gifts From Her Sugar Daddies

January 17, 2018

If you’ve been to college, then you’ll know first-hand how expensive it is. In the modern world, countless young adults are saddling themselves with debt for the rest of their lives in an attempt to get themselves an education and, hopefully, a successful career. But for a select few young women, they’ve unburdened themselves of their student debt thanks to sugar daddies. The concept of sugar daddies is nothing new….

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China Weighs Slowing or Halting Purchases of U.S. Treasuries

January 17, 2018

China added to bond investors’ jitters on Wednesday as traders braced for what they feared could be the end of a three-decade bull market. Senior government officials in Beijing reviewing the nation’s foreign-exchange holdings have recommended slowing or halting purchases of U.S. Treasuries, according to people familiar with the matter. The news comes as global debt markets were already selling off amid signs that central banks are starting to step back…

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