Manchester attack: Armed police guard bank holiday events – BBC News

May 27, 2017

… military personnel, Ministry of Defence Police are also being used to support regional forces, with Kent Police confirming that “highly-visible firearms officers are already patrolling key locations”. Image copyright Various Image caption School children, parents and friends were among the victims of Monday’s bombing The victims of the Manchester attack Prime Minister Theresa May is to hold another meeting of the government’s Cobra emergency committee later to …

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Irans Islamic Evolution

May 26, 2017

… connection” to the Islamic ideals of the regime. All three took part in the demonstrations that set the stage for the Shah’s overthrow, but they supported the secular government that initially took power. Khomeini’s Islamists, who wrested control, “cheated us,” Farah says. “We were looking for more political freedom, but instead we lost all our freedoms.” Maryam says her mother and five aunts were ardent, educated, young revolutionaries. “I …

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Sean Hannity Gives Platform to Man Who Claims Hillary Is Evil, Bisexual Secret Sex Freak

May 24, 2017

… television, and the internet are feeding us what dolphins call meep meepahh marpLiterally, lies as deep as the ocean. When the government tries to cover up visits from space aliens and time travelers, well be there, Rovin continued. (Weekly World News will even tell you what investments, if any, people from the future are making in the stock market. You wont find that in Forbes!) The Trump campaign did not respond to The Daily Beasts request for comment on whether Republican nominee sees any …

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Nice Attack: Has a Bisexual Muslim Hustler Put France on the Path to Civil War?

May 23, 2017

… zealots of global jihad are hoping for, part of their clearly articlulated strategy to sow division and exploit contradictions in Western societies with large Muslim populations. "Civil war," they say? "Bring it on." Fortunately, were not there yet, and maybe not nearly as close as Calvar suggested. But the public mood is growing uglier by the day. In January of last year, after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, there was a massive outpouring of support for the government and for …

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Stop Using Free Speech As An Excuse To Be Awful

May 23, 2017

… inciting racist and sexist abuse against comedian Leslie Jones, or complaining about Jews in America, or suggesting Muslims are inherently violent. Indeed, it wasnt until Yiannopoulos started speaking positively about pedophilia that he actually faced any tangible repercussions. But its not that simple. And while it protects criticism of the government (including the president), and also protects unpopular or potentially offensive political or ideological views, it doesnt mean one can say …

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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 John Taylor, who filed an initial petition challenging the drone …

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Robot-makers are posting record figures in Japan because there just aren’t enough people

May 17, 2017

… “The share of capital expenditure devoted to becoming more efficient is increasing because of the shortage of workers,” Seiichiro Inoue, a director of Japan’s industrial policy bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, told Reuters. The number of people who are of working age peaked in 1995 at 87 million and has been falling since; it is projected to fall to 76 million this year, according to government statistics. Customisable solutions are popular amongst small …

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No astronauts will be on NASA’s 1st mission of its mega-rocket. Also it’s delayed.

May 13, 2017

… deadline. For now, the launch data is slipping to 2019, though it’s unclear when it will fly that year, and more delays are possible. The latest delay was predicted in a July 2016 report released by the independent government Accountability Office. Development of the Orion spacecraft designed to fly with the SLS on EM-1 has also encountered technical issues that have delayed that program. If NASA did decide to fly crew on EM-1, it would have also delayed the mission until at least 2020, …

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At RNC meeting, GOP officials shrug off Trump’s firing of Comey

May 12, 2017

Coronado, California (CNN)More than 2,200 miles away, President Donald Trump was under siege Thursday over his White House’s constantly-changing rationale for firing the FBI director who was investigating his campaign. A few hundred feet away, protesters were marching on the beach, denouncing Trump and local Rep. Darrell Issa over GOP lawmakers’ push to undercut Obamacare’s protections for those with pre-existing conditions. But inside the Hotel Del Coronado, where 168 …

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Facebook agrees to consider blocking local content in Thailand

May 11, 2017

Image: AZUBEL/EPA/REX/Shutterstock For all its talk about creating a more “open and connected world”, Facebook appears to be quietly pandering to more government requests for censorship. The social giant on Tuesday said that it would consider blocking local content on Facebook in Thailand, on a case-by-case basis, in response to a request by the Thai government to block some 600 local Facebook pages. SEE ALSO: Zuckerberg: Facebook’s next focus is building community When …

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Harvard to host commencement ceremony honoring black students

May 10, 2017

… spiritual for me. And I know so many people who have stories like that.” Huggins, who will graduate with a master’s degree from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of government, hopes that such stories will be shared and celebrated at Harvard University’s first commencement ceremony specifically honoring black graduates. …

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Steven Seagal banned from Ukraine for 5 years

May 10, 2017

Steven Seagal has been banned from enterting Ukraine for five years. The American actor was given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin last year in a ceremony shown on state television. He has vocally defended the Russian leader’s policies and criticized the U.S. government. A statement from the Ukrainian Security Service on Friday said Seagal’s entry was banned “on the basis of Ukrainian national security.” It did not elaborate. Seagal also reportedly has …

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The #Resistance is now a lifestyle brand and please, don’t buy it

May 7, 2017

… government. Your irritating activist friends were right. There’s no point in turning your body into a giant knitted vagina if you’re not going to take that vagina and walk it to the voting booth. If you’re going to exploit people’s trauma, at least do it for a good cause To be fair, some of these creators behind all this anti-Trump merch actually donate their proceeds to a charitable cause. If you buy “100 percent anti-tyranny” F*ck Trump lipstick from Lipslut …

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‘The Big Bang Theory’ recap: Sheldon and Amy face a new challenge

May 5, 2017

… accomplishment. After a solid year of work, they were finally ready to field test – as Raj would constantly remind them, without him. However, their party was cut short the following day when they went to their top secret Air Force security lab to find that the U.S. government had seized their research and would be moving on without them. Despite their protests, Colonel Williams had shockingly little sympathy. As you know, the primary focus of the United States military is peoples …

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Reform ‘high stakes’ primary tests, MPs urge – BBC News

May 1, 2017

… balanced curriculum. Committee chairman Neil Carmichael said too much emphasis on test results had led to too much “focus on English and maths at the expense of other subjects like science, humanities and the arts”. “It is right that schools are held to account for their performance but the government should act to lower the stakes and help teachers to deliver a broad, balanced and fulfilling curriculum for primary school children.” The report says poor implementation …

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Climate March: Tens of thousands protest Trump climate policies, demand environmental action

April 30, 2017

… eliminating more than 3,000 jobs. John O’Grady, president of the American Federation of government Employees Council 238, called the march “a chance to speak out in unity against this administration” and its “ridiculous gutting of the EPA budget and staffing.” More than 2,000 people gathered at the Maine State House in Augusta. Speakers included a lobsterman, a solar company owner and members of the Penobscot Nation tribe. “I’ve seen firsthand the …

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The internet has a grand time making fun of this congressman’s weed nukes scenario

April 29, 2017

Dude, what if the nuke was in a joint thiiis big?Image: Monsivais/AP/REX/Shutterstock “What if Kim Jong-un snuck nukes into the U.S. … in weeeed?” No, that’s not a question posed by a dude outside a Hardee’s. It was a scenario imagined by a member of Congress. SEE ALSO: The U.S. government grows some seriously garbage weed for research During a briefing Wednesday, Brad Sherman raised some concerns about North Korea with Vice President Mike Pence. Later, he …

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How Britain is trying to censor the porn you watch

April 29, 2017

It's the end of porn as we know it?Image: Pitarakis/AP/REX/Shutterstock Britain wants to put its nose in the porn you watch. The Queen has rubberstamped the Digital Economy Bill, a law that will force any website that benefits commercially from porn to verify the age of users. SEE ALSO: How the UK government can hack your personal data If they fail to do the monitoring and checks, payment providers and third parties will be legally required to intervene. Should the websites refuse to …

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Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen pledges $30 million to house Seattle’s homeless

April 28, 2017

… The exact location has not yet been determined. “Paul Allen understands the homelessness crisis requires everyone in our community, particularly our business leaders, to help.” According to government data, 1,694 families are currently waiting for housing in King County, which incorporates Seattle and surrounding areas. Nearly 3,500 students enrolled in Seattle public schools experienced homelessness at some point during last year’s school year. In 2015, Seattle declared a …

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Netflix has found a way into the world’s biggest streaming market

April 27, 2017

… territories. The end to Netflix’s regulatory hurdles The deal is a breakthrough of sorts for Netflix, given the amount of hassle the company has faced trying to break into the Chinese market. To operate in China, Netflix would have to obtain a government license, and its original content would need individual approval from censors before any of it is streamed, according to Wired. When THR asked whether Netflix is still seeking to have full entry into the Chinese market, Roy said: …

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Action urged on school holiday hunger – BBC News

April 25, 2017

… meals for them. Referring to the group which had to drop out of playing football, the report says: “Their bodies simply gave up on them,” says the report. ‘Sugar tax’ Too many children return to school malnourished, sluggish and dreary, says the report. They are often weeks or months intellectually behind their better-off classmates who have a more wholesome diet during the holidays, it adds. It urges the government to set aside 10% of the tax on sugary drinks, due to …

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Earth Day Pioneer Calls It A ‘Day Of Mourning’ This Year Thanks To Trump

April 22, 2017

Pete McCloskey, who co-chaired the original Earth Day celebration in 1970, said theres little to celebrate this year as President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress set out toslash budgets for environmental agencies and undermine laws that protect water, air and wildlife. The first Earth Dayis credited with galvanizing public support behind sweeping changes to how the government managed natural resources. Months later, Congress created the Environmental Protection Agency. The Clean Air …

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Is Bangkok really banning street food?

April 21, 2017

(CNN)When news broke this week that Bangkok was reportedly planning to clear the streets of its beloved street food vendors, outrage broke out among fans of the city’s famously cheap eats as the story racked up global headlines. Cue the backtracking. government officials now say that while some areas will be cleared of street vendors in the name of public safety, they’ll impose stricter rules on cleanliness and hygiene in other popular street food areas like Khao San Road and …

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Ban on council park fun run fees proposed in England – BBC News

April 15, 2017

Ministers will also examine whether the plans should be extended to other organisers of fun runs, and to different users of parks such as professional dog walkers and personal trainers. The consultation says: “Local authorities quite legitimately charge for a variety of different events and specific activities that take place in local parks… “However, the government does not consider it appropriate for a local authority to charge a volunteer community seeking to provide a …

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