By Aram Roston via Buzzfeed: The prominent evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. has for the first time acknowledged putting up $1.8 million for a business venture managed by a young pool attendant whom he and his wife befriended during a stay at a luxury hotel in 2012. BuzzFeed News first reported in May on a lawsuit that claimed the Falwells had developed a “friendly relationship” … Continue reading Pro-Trump Pastor Jerry Falwell Gave Hot Young Pool Boy $1.8 Million & Flew Him First Class on Personal Vacations While Promoting Anti-Gay “Christian Values” as Liberty University President
By Yael Grauer via Medium – Let’s put something to rest: Facebook isn’t spying through your phone’s microphone to serve you ads for sweatshirts and seltzer water. It probably couldn’t even if it wanted to. But if the social network isn’t listening to you, that doesn’t mean the rest of the world isn’t watching. Advertisements in the real world are becoming more technologically sophisticated, integrating … Continue reading Creepy Ads vs Individual Privacy; With No Legislation, Privacy Always Loses
By Jacob Siegel via Daily Beast – Will Swenson is officially an American war hero, awarded the Medal of Honor, the military’s most prestigious decoration for his actions in Afghanistan. But in the eyes of the Army, he was, for a time, a target of surveillance. Army investigators staked out his house. They went through his trash. And it all started because Swenson was mentioned … Continue reading Bonkers Alert – Our Country Spies on Those that Bravely Serve but Give the Army Bad Amazon Reviews
By Nina Golgowski via Huffingtonpost: A man yelled “Heil Hitler, Heil Trump” during the intermission of the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” in Baltimore Wednesday night, according to witnesses who said they immediately feared that a gunman was in the building. Video taken inside the Hippodrome Theater shows stunned guests staring into the balcony as some scream, “Get out,” in the aftermath of the … Continue reading Man Shouts ‘’Heil Hitler, Heil Trump’’ in crowded Baltimore Theater…This is the New Trump World We Live In.
(The Daily Beast) Anatoliy Kuzmin held out his daughter’s blue U.S. passport over a red Russian one and snapped a photo from a Florida beach. “Woohoo! Got dual citizenship for my daughter!” he wrote on Instagram. American citizenship for the newborn girl was the goal of Kuzmin and his Instagram-celebrity wife, who sought the help of birth-tourism services in Florida for the arrival of their first child. They … Continue reading As Trump rails against birthright citizenship, Russians flock to his U.S. properties to give birth to American children.
By Tim Fitzsimons via NBC News – Paul Makonda, governor of Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam, vowed this week to begin mass arrests of “homosexuals in our city,” starting on Monday. “I have received reports that there are so many homosexuals in our city, and these homosexuals are advertising and selling their services on the internet,” Makonda said in a video posted to YouTube … Continue reading Can We Please Stop Killing & Arresting Gays? ‘Report them to me’: Tanzanian official asks residents to help hunt gays
By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Katie Benner via New York Times – SAN FRANCISCO — Google gave Andy Rubin, the creator of Android mobile software, a hero’s farewell when he left the company in October 2014. “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next,” Larry Page, Google’s chief executive then, said in a public statement. “With Android he created something truly remarkable — … Continue reading Never Google How to Promote a Safe Work Environment. Google is Just Another Company Promoting & Paying off Sexual Predators
(WaPo) TO UNDERSTAND the police state in Saudi Arabia, consider the case of Essem Al-Zamel. An economist and entrepreneur, as well as a social media star, Mr. Zamel last year criticized a plan by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to offer shares to investors in the national oil giant, Saudi Aramco. That was meant to be a dazzling event, another audacious idea in the crown prince’s … Continue reading How the current crown prince changed Saudi Arabia — for the worse
Washington (CNN)The Trump White House may have too much at stake to make Saudi Arabia pay a proportionate price for the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi. If Riyadh finds a scapegoat and absolves senior members of the royal family over the disappearance of The Washington Post columnist in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago, Trump may accept it. For multiple geopolitical and domestic … Continue reading Trump Takes a Bow for Gold & Cover-Ups. His Self Interest in Saudi Arabia Puts His Pockets First & American Values Last.
(WaPo) The United States received a payment of $100 million from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the same day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh to discuss the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a State Department official confirmed Wednesday amid global calls for answers in the case. Saudi Arabia publicly pledged the payment to support U.S. stabilization efforts in northeastern Syria in August, but questions persisted about … Continue reading Saudi Arabia transfers $100 million to U.S. amid crisis over Khashoggi