Almost 7 years ago, while going through some personal issues, I made a terrible mistake and ended up being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in the State of California. It was a dark period in my life, but I have moved on and learned my lesson. This spring, however, my intoxicated driving conviction […]
He says insurance pays out when you’re old, like a 401-K. But the good news is, he says it’s only $12 per year for life!
Hot on the heels of its deceptive “Dirty Secrets of Electric Cars” video (which we debunked thoroughly, and others did too), the Koch-funded front group Fueling U.S. Forward has released a new video criticizing electric vehicle (EV) tax credits as a “massive wealth transfer from poor to rich.” It’s time for another debunking!
“These paintings are very often abstract,” she said. “You have people like Pollock splattering a bunch of shit and then saying it’s art.”Without a shred of self-awareness, a young white leftist woman artist in 2017 evidently believes it is the height of daring sophistication to sound exactly like… an old white conservative male philistine circa […]
…the outsider who sticks up two fingers at authority can’t quite count on the sympathies of his white audience any more – everyone is doing too well, and what they suffer from isn’t quite the failure of society to provide a decent life for them. Even Bogart had to adapt, and was replaced first by […]
This chick wrote an article.I posted a comment.She replied.So did I. More from my sitePaper pulls Julie Burchill column about transsexual bullies — after transsexual bullies complainDuh. ‘Die Hard.’I wish I’d known about this when I wrote my Johnny Cash/fandom/brain damage post…How I Doubled My Freelance Income in Two Years: My NEW PJMedia post
Christie Aschwanden in Five Thirty Eight discusses the powers of sham surgery.
Ed Yong in The Atlantic with a story that begins with a plastic mouse penis.
Beth Skwarecki in Lifehacker details her strange trip to Gooplandia.
Obamacare repeal isn’t 100 percent dead, but Republicans are turning to their next big project: cutting taxes for the rich, big time. Only problem is they can’t agree how.
Ryan Stiles broadcast the chase from his jeep as he took swigs from a bottle of whisky and plowed through beach chairs, swearing at the cops trailing him.
Whatever the reason, Cleo and her owner had to leave McDonald’s empty-handed.
Keep busy with these events.
Here’s a Pride season event to be held by a well-known local LGBT politician.
Tomorrow (July 22) will be a day filled with sports activities, with the backing of some local professional sports teams to boot.
Spicer resigned Friday morning shortly after Trump offered the communications director job to Anthony Scaramucci.
I’ve heard enough stories of rejected queer children to last a lifetime. No two are alike, and none are as cut and dry as you’d think.
We revisit the trans community in China to hear how one trans woman is recovering after her gender reassignment surgery, and meet an advocacy group dedicated to educating people about transgender issues.
Shields had been been dealing with serious heart issues.
Nobody wants him/he just stares at the world [absolutely devastating sludge riff]
Three people were found in a burned-out car, while another was found in a ditch.
Tickets go on sale this Friday.
I know, I know, just what you’re craving in the middle of summer…a dish that brings the heat! Did I nail it on the head or what? Well, maybe you can entertain this as an idea for a rainy, cool-ish summer evening. We enjoyed it on a night like that just recently! We’ve had a […]
At the time, Disneyland had recently relaxed its policy toward long-haired guests. The park maintained a strict dress code for employees that barred men from sporting mustaches, beards, or long hair. Unofficially, it applied similar standards to visitors. That’s why shaggy-haired Roger McGuinn, the founder of rock band The Byrds, was turned away in 1964. […]
This tween anxiety — the melodramatic fear of making a bad choice, a choice that would change your course forever — seemed particularly acute when it came to picking out a fragrance. Because — and I would challenge you to ask anyone who was young in suburban 90s America to tell you otherwise — picking […]
|Hytera chairman, and principal shareholder, Chen Qingzhou. Photo c/o Hytera.|
As outlined in the July 21st, 2017 Globe and Mail post, “Chinese firm expelled from trade association days before takeover of Canadian high-tech company,” Hytera was expelled from a mobile-technology trade association run by the Chinese Ministry of Public Security for its involvement in the disputed bidding on a Chinese police contract, “just days before it closed a deal to buy Vancouver-based Norsat International.“
According to the article, “the expulsion is unrelated to the takeover of the Canadian satellite communications company, but critics say Hytera’s past connections to Chinese security authorities and its questionable business dealings should have raised red flags in Ottawa.”
As of publication, the details of Hytera’s expulsion from China’s Professional Digital Trunking (PDT) alliance remains shrouded in mystery. According to the Globe and Mail account, “it is unknown whether Mr. Chen, (Hytera chairman, and principal shareholder Chen Quinzhou) who has traveled on trade missions with the Chinese President, has run into trouble with the Communist Party, which has recently detained several billionaire businessmen and top party officials over alleged corruption and bribery.”
This blog will be updated as new information becomes available.
The Liberal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved the Norsat sale to Hytera in June 2017 without conducting a full-scale national security review.
However, and as outlined in the July 6th, 2017 post, “Avoiding “Norsat Like Uncertainty” by Allowing the Chinese to More Easily Buy Advanced Canadian Companies,” the US government has announced a review of the purchase. The US military has contracts to buy satellite communications equipment from Norsat and that technology will now be transferred to China.
Cacao plants pass on good microbes to “baby” plants through their leaf litter.
By Henry StewartThere are a lot of space reports on the market. These include the annual Space Report Online (with “eleven years of data, resources and information on the worldwide space industry” collected by the&nbs…
Created by James Knight, it takes up the entire west side of the building and part of the south side as well.
Now that he’s a celebrity, will he be given more latitude for his naughty behaviour?
Downtown Vancouver has lost one of its Italian restaurants.
“This may be the hottest day we’ve had this summer,” someone said in the parking lot. I don’t know myself. In any case that’s just up here — north of the lakes. Contemplating the more southerly climate of la démocratie en Amérique, I’m still thinking about two world-wide web reports from this past Monday : […]
By Steve Horn and Curtis Waltman, MuckRock
Behind the scenes, as law enforcement officials tried to stem protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, alumni from the George W. Bush White House were leading a crisis communications effort to discredit pipeline protesters.
Emails show that the firms Delve and Off the Record Strategies, apparently working on contract with the National Sheriffs’ Association, worked in secret on talking points, media outreach, and communications training for law enforcement dealing with Dakota Access opponents mobilized at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. This revelation comes from documents obtained via an open records request from the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department in Wyoming.
Not long ago, veteran journalist and editor-at-liberty Jonathan Kay wrote an article about social media “mobbing.” It turned out, in fact, to be mostly a tendentious attack on the Left—there was scant mention of the routine mob action of the…
Just last week, we fact-checked and debunked every line of “The Dirty Secrets of Electric Cars,” a video produced by Fueling U.S. Forward (FUSF), a Koch-funded campaign to push fossil fuels. That video represents the group’s first public pivot from fossil fuel boosterism to electric vehicle (EV) attacks. More electric vehicle experts are also picking the video apart.