Meryl Streep Equal Rights Amendment Constitution

Why Did Meryl Streep Write to Every Single Member of Congress?

By on June 24, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

Why Did Meryl Streep Write to Every Single Member of Congress?

Meryl Streep is an actress who doesn’t need any introduction. Even if you’re not a fan, you’ve probably seen her in a variety of movies, and probably know she’s been rewarded with a record number of Oscar nominations for her performances. In other words, she’s pretty serious about what she does, both on the screen and in real life — and the actress just wrote to every single member of Congress on a very serious matter. More →

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China Dog Meat Eating Festival

Dog Eating Festival in China Continues Despite Global Horror

By on June 22, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

Dog Eating Festival in China Continues Despite Global Horror

People around the world love their pet dogs, which is why they’re understandably horrified that a province in southwestern China is having a festival that revolves around the slaughter and consumption of 10,000 dogs every year. The BBC informs us that despite worldwide outrage at the festival, the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in Yulin in Guangxi province will continue as planned this year. More →

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John Oliver Confederate Flag Video

Watch John Oliver rip the Confederate Flag and its supporters into pieces

By on June 22, 2015 at 11:55 AM.

Watch John Oliver rip the Confederate Flag and its supporters into pieces

Many people from the Southern United States sincerely believe the Civil War-era Confederate Flag is a symbol of Southern heritage and not of racism. However, many of those people probably aren’t aware that South Carolina in particular didn’t actually start flying the Confederate Flag outside its State House until 1962, when it was intended to be a direct rebuke to the Civil Rights movement. This is why to many more people the flag is a symbol of a desire to keep racial minorities as permanent second-class citizens. More →

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Donald Trump 2016 Announcement Paid Actors

Just When You Thought Trump’s Joke of a Presidential Campaign Couldn’t Get More Pathetic…

By on June 18, 2015 at 12:50 PM.

Just When You Thought Trump’s Joke of a Presidential Campaign Couldn’t Get More Pathetic…

Donald Trump has no chance of winning the Republican nomination, let alone winning the presidency. He is disliked by a large majority of Americans — a recent ABC poll showed that 71% of Americans had an unfavorable view of him, which is a worse mark than either Jimmy Carter or George W. Bush ever had even at the peaks of their unpopularity. Because of this, we were a little surprised to see that Trump had any enthusiastic supporters attending his big announcement speech earlier this week… but it turns out that many of them were actually just paid shills. More →

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Women On The $10 Bill

A Woman is Coming to the $10 Bill – Who’s Your Pick?

By on June 18, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

A Woman is Coming to the $10 Bill – Who’s Your Pick?

For the first time in American history, a woman will adorn our paper currency. The United States Treasury Department announced on Thursday that a woman will adorn the $10 bill starting in 2020 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote. There’s still a question, however, about which woman will adorn the currency. More →

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AT&T Unlimited Data Plans $100 Million Fine

AT&T Nailed With a Massive $100M Fine for Misleading Consumers on ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans

By on June 17, 2015 at 12:14 PM.

AT&T Nailed With a Massive $100M Fine for Misleading Consumers on ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans

Oh my. The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday issued a massive smack down against AT&T for offering consumers “unlimited” data plans and then severely throttling their speeds once they reached certain limits every month. In all, the FCC hit AT&T with a huge $100 million fine for allegedly misleading consumers, although AT&T has vowed to not take this lying down. More →

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Net Neutrality Lawsuit

TWC is About to be Sued for Violating Net Neutrality Rules and Holding Traffic for Ransom

TWC is About to be Sued for Violating Net Neutrality Rules and Holding Traffic for Ransom

By on June 17, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

The Federal Communications Commission’s new consumer-friendly net neutrality rules just took effect last week, and it looks like our first big lawsuit is already on the verge of being filed. That’s not surprising at all. What is surprising, perhaps, is that the target of the lawsuit isn’t Comcast or Verizon.

According to a new report, Time Warner Cable is about to be slapped with a lawsuit alleging that the ISP charged a video content provider exorbitantly high rates to avoid being throttled. More →

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Sun Plot Sales eBay Lawsuit

Woman claims she owns the sun and sues eBay for not letting her sell it

By on June 15, 2015 at 2:55 PM.

Woman claims she owns the sun and sues eBay for not letting her sell it

This is absolutely not a joke: Someone has been successfully selling plots of the sun on eBay until the popular auction site banned her listings, saying they violated the site’s intangible goods policy. And yes, that person is now suing eBay for not letting her sell pieces of the star that makes possible life on Earth. More →

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Patriot Act Surveillance Program Expiry

The Senate just crippled the NSA’s spying program

By on June 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

The Senate just crippled the NSA’s spying program

Intelligence agencies in the U.S. won’t be able to use some of their highly sophisticated spying programs on Americans as easily as before, as certain portions of the Patriot Act have just expired on Sunday just before midnight, after the U.S. Senate decided not to extend them. More →

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Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger Failure

Comcast’s failed TWC merger may blow up in its face… again

By on May 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Comcast’s failed TWC merger may blow up in its face… again

Comcast’s decision to try to merge with Time Warner Cable last year might go down as one of the biggest strategic blunders of the decade. Not only was Comcast forced to embarrassingly withdraw its bid for the cable company but it also opened itself up to investigations about whether it’s actually lived up to promises it made to get its last mega-merger with NBCUniversal approved by regulators. More →

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Al-Qaeda Job Application Questions

Here are the most ridiculous questions al-Qaeda asks on its official job application

By on May 21, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Here are the most ridiculous questions al-Qaeda asks on its official job application

Terrorist organization al-Qaeda isn’t willing to hire any old schlub just because they say they’re willing to kill for Allah — no, it turns out they have standards. Vox has posted the official al-Qaeda job application that was recently declassified by the U.S. government and it’s loaded with utterly ridiculous questions that make it sound like it was written by The Onion. Here are the most absurd things al-Qaeda asks its prospective hires. More →

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Apple Vs Samsung

Appeals Court chops $382M off of Samsung’s penalty for copying the iPhone

By on May 18, 2015 at 1:03 PM.

Appeals Court chops $382M off of Samsung’s penalty for copying the iPhone

Back in 2012, the entire tech world was captivated by Apple and Samsung’s patent trial. One of the things that made the trial so interesting is that it lifted the veil of secrecy that typically shrouds Apple’s operations, providing us with unprecedented access to the company’s development process, market research methodology, and even photos of unreleased iPhone prototypes.

As for the merits of the case itself, Apple would ultimately emerge victorious, with a jury awarding Apple $930 million in damages. But as with any court ruling, especially one with nearly a billion dollars on the line, Samsung has busied itself with filing all sorts of appeals looking to have the ruling overturned, or at the very least, the damages amount reduced.

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