Stop Using Free Speech As An Excuse To Be Awful

May 23, 2017

Undeterred by the silent protest, Pence continued his speech, saying to the graduates: While this institution has maintained an atmosphere of civility and open debate, far too many campuses across America have become characterized by speech codes, safe spaces, tone policing, administration-sanctioned political correctness all of which amounts to the suppression of free speech. None of them, however, have actually had their speech curtailed. They have never been thrown in…

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Ariana Grande on fatal Manchester incident: ‘I don’t have words’

May 23, 2017

(CNN)Singer Ariana Grande is expressing her remorse following an incident at her concert in Manchester, England that left at least 19 people dead. A post shared by Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) on May 22, 2017 at 7:33pm PDT More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Segmenting Machine single VidRankNeos VidRankNeos is a cloud app that lets you rank YouTube live videos to #1 page.PLRXtreme: Online Business Videos Private Label Rights…

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Beyonc prepares for birth of twins with celeb-packed party and amazing Instagram photo

May 23, 2017

Previously on the ongoing royal saga of Beyonc’s reign over the music world, we got to see the singer’s latest look as she prepared to bring twins into the world. On Sunday, Beyonc posted a new set of amazing images from her celebrity-packed “Carter Push Party,” which appeared to have an African theme, on Instagram. SEE ALSO: Serena Williams just announced shes pregnant with a tiny champion Staying true to…

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General Election 2017: The hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle – BBC News

May 22, 2017

Social media has become a big part of political campaigning, as parties find new ways to reach out to potential voters. Here I look at how Scotland’s parties are doing in the hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle? It’s all about you… On Facebook, Ruth Davidson has twice as many “likes” as the Scottish Conservative page, while Nicola Sturgeon also narrowly outstrips the official SNP page and, on a rather smaller…

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‘Twin Peaks’ return piques curiosity

May 22, 2017

(CNN)The following contains spoilers about the “Twin Peaks” premiere. Liberated by the move to pay TV, the opening salvo on Showtime appeared determined to serve notice to strange-shows-come-lately of the debt they owe to the 1990 series. Step aside, “American Gods” and “Legion,” and see how TV that dares to confuse is done. Lynch, clearly, will take his time baking this cherry pie and bringing together the various ingredients. Hoping…

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Ipoh: A cultural and culinary guide to Malaysia’s rising tourism star

May 22, 2017

(CNN)Sometime after the tin slump of the 1980s, Ipoh earned a reputation for being a retirement destination, or just a pit stop on the way to Penang. “Before, there wasn’t one place where people gathered,” says Julie Song of Burps & Giggles, a cafe that’s contributed to the city’s new face. “Now, everyone who comes makes Old Town their first stop.”

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‘Mom’ ditches Emmy campaign to donate to Planned Parenthood

May 22, 2017

(CNN)CBS’s “Mom” put its plans for an Emmy campaign on hold in support of Planned Parenthood. Explaining their decision, star Allison Janney told “Access Hollywood”: “It just seems like now is a time to do something like this — as the House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood.” Janney, who plays Bonnie on the series, is a long-time advocate for the organization. Janney said her great-grandmother worked with Planned…

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Trump’s doublespeak in Saudi Arabia

May 22, 2017

(CNN)If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Donald Trump, it is that he has no qualms about contradicting himself to get what he wants. In Saudi Arabia, he wanted a $110 billion arms deal — not to promote peace and tolerance, as he later proclaimed in his Sunday speech. Thus, his speech will not “be remembered as the beginning of peace in the Middle East,” as he loftily put it,…

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Locked out of China, South Korea’s K-pop stars are heading to the US

May 22, 2017

(CNN)China’s loss is America’s gain. “China is South Korea’s biggest trading partner and many Chinese are big fans of Korean pop culture,” said Ellen Kong, CEO of Elf Asia, a Hong Kong promotion company specializing in K-pop. “But the impact of THAAD has been substantial,” she added, referencing China’s staunch opposition to the US backed missile shield now housed in South Korea. “It’s meant China is no longer a viable…

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13 of the greatest Stephen King short stories you’ve never read

May 22, 2017

Stephen King writes great fiction of all lengths.Image: Maja Hitij/Epa/REX/Shutterstock I haven’t managed to read all of Stephen King’s novels yet I’m still working on that but I have read all of his short stories. All of the published ones, anyway. While many authors release a collection or two early on and then switch their focus to novels, King has written short fiction throughout his epic 50-year career. SEE ALSO:…

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‘Twin Peaks’ just threw a premiere party that will haunt us for years

May 21, 2017

Kyle MacLachlan and David Lynch at the premiere of Showtime's "Twin Peaks" at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.Image: WireImage It is happening again. A tiny snippet of dialogue from a long-ago Twin Peaks episode has become the tagline for Showtime’s series revival from David Lynch, which world premiered Friday night at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Diane, every little detail was eerily familiar, disorienting, dreamy,…

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LeBron James puts the Boston Celtics over his knee while making NBA history

May 21, 2017

Image: Adam Glanzman/Getty Images Bruh. There are beatdowns, and then are epic humiliations that will live on for the rest of sports history. That’s what we witnessed on Friday night as LeBron James and the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Boston Celtics an old school, backyard woodshed ass whuppin’ that seems simultaneously effortless yet packed with the unrelenting intensity of someone taking out all their revenge fantasies on a hapless…

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Vanessa Bayer exits ‘SNL’ after 7 years

May 21, 2017

Image: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images Farewell, child actress Laura Parsons: Vanessa Bayer will exit Saturday Night Live after seven seasons with the show. Bayer joined the cast as a featured player in 2010 and was promoted to the repertory cast two years later. She is the longest-serving current female cast member on SNL, and, per Deadline, this year’s season finale will mark the end of her contract. SEE ALSO: Melissa McCarthy’s…

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Drone hobbyists no longer have to register devices with FAA, court rules

May 21, 2017

Image: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Buying a drone for fun just got a little less complicated. A court ruling has declared that civilians c no longer need to register their non-commercial drones with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). SEE ALSO: Drone owners will now have to register with the government in China On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of drone user…

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Could you last a whole gig without using your phone? – BBC News

May 21, 2017

But many concertgoers find the practice irrating, and now some performers are starting to object too. “No mobile phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour,” read a message posted on ticketing websites when the comedian’s new UK dates went on sale this month. Image copyright Yondr Image caption Audience members keep the locked pouches with them throughout the evening Rock’s use of Yondr…

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Watch Toby Keith Play An All-Male Show In Saudi Arabia During Trump’s Visit

May 21, 2017

Keith,author of a song parenthetically titled The Angry American, performed the free show alongside Saudi singer Rabeh Saqer in the nations capital, Riyadh, on a stage lined with red, white and blue lights and American flags. Keith played some of his own material, including the song Shouldve Been A Cowboy, in addition to some instrumental music with Saqer. Another epic moment @rabehsaqer playing oud (Arabian lute) on @officialtobykeith song #history…

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There are dozens of fidget spinner apps and everyone needs to stop

May 21, 2017

Image: ketchapp In a matter of weeks, fidget spinners went from something almost nobody had ever heard of to the must-have toy of the season. The anxiety-reducing handheld spinners are so ubiquitous that dozens of developers are trying to cash in on the phenomenon with fidget-spinner themed mobile apps. People are into it, apparently. So into it that the top game in the iOS app store is a virtual fidget…

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Elon Musk’s Twitter feed is the one you need to pay attention to

May 20, 2017

Image: Vicky Leta/Mashable When you hear about Twitter these days, chances are it’s because of the latest dispatches from our bombastic, erratic Tweeter-in-Chief, Donald J. Trump. The President’s use of the platform is unprecedented, and he might even be the driving force in its sudden growth spurt last quarter. But his tweets for all the @replies, news stories, and perhaps investigations they’ve inspired are really just the sideshow. There’s another…

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Snapchat lands TV network’s attention at this year’s Upfronts

May 20, 2017

Image: snapchat screenshots NBC has a dominant run of broadcast events coming up: the World Cup, the Winter Olympics, and the Super Bowl. And yet, the media giant spent most of its yearly advertiser lovefest either downplaying the importance of social media giantsor announcing partnerships with them. SEE ALSO: Snapchat says it’s a camera company with more TV-like content to come This year’s Upfront presentations, where networks attempt to surprise…

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Patreon grows like crazy as creators sour on ad-driven platforms

May 20, 2017

Patreon is a source of income for hundreds of podcasters, artists, and writers.Image: Shutterstock / Forest Run There’s money in those grainy homemade podcasts. Patreon, a platform where DIY creators can crowdsource financial sponsors or subscribers, said Thursday that it’s doubled in size in the past year. It now boasts 1 million active backers and 50,000 creators twice the number of each it had in May of last year. The…

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Sticking pom-poms to your face is a trend now

May 20, 2017

Another day, another wild beauty trend. And, this time is all about sticking colourful pom-poms to your face. SEE ALSO: ‘Glitter booty’ is the latest bizarre beauty trend you’ve secretly always wanted The technicolour trend involves using craft supplies for eye and brow makeup, lip art, and if you’re feeling bold enough full face makeup. It’s a pretty achievable look should you wish to try it out. Use eyelash glue…

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Pippa Middleton’s wedding: What can guests expect? – BBC News

May 20, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pippa and James attended St Mark’s on Christmas Day Guests will fill the 12th-century church of St Mark’s, which is few miles from the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, ahead of the service at 11:30 BST. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The church is on private land and hidden from public gaze Englefield is mostly within the bounds of Englefield House, the country…

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People Think Theyve Found Topless Pics Of The South Korean Bodyguard

May 20, 2017

As if Chois smoldering stare wasnt swoon-worthy enough, the man in the new photos (if it is indeed Choi) looks even more charming with a smile and a six pack. Choi hasnt confirmed the authenticity of the modeling pictures, but the internet is convinced its him. Choi, a happily married father of two,revealed in an interview with The Korea Times that he wasprotecting the president as a volunteer when the…

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Harry Styles and James Corden demonstrate times when it’s absolutely not OK to sing

May 20, 2017

There are times when breaking into song is fun and playful and times when it’s completely inappropriate. SEE ALSO: James Corden and Tim Minchin’s Donald Trump musical is a thing of beauty In the video above, James Corden and Harry Styles show us some of those situations. For example, it’s not okay to break into song and dance while in the middle of an operating room or while dismantling an…

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Why it’s finally time to dump Apple Photos for Google Photos

May 19, 2017

Image: bob al-greene/mashable When Google Photos launched two years ago, I installed it for one very simple reason: to backup all of my photos and videos to the cloud. It was a second home screen app on my iPhone, not yet worthy of being on my main home screen with Apple Photos. Sometime in the last few months it snuck its way onto my main home screen. I’m not sure…

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