Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Airship Crash

June 16, 2017

… airships. Goodyear, for example, requires its pilots to complete 170 to 225 hours of flight time. Blimp pilots are more rare than astronauts. In case you were wondering, there are 50 active astronauts and 35 management astronauts, according to NASA. A blimp that had Goodyear branding caught fire and crashedin Germany in 2011. The pilot instructed passengers to jump out of the airship when it was close to ground. Without the weight of the passengers, the blimp lifted into the air and …


Russian Malware Operation Linked To Britney Spears’ Instagram

June 9, 2017

A gang of Russian hackers notorious for spying on foreign governments, diplomats and military facilities has come up with a clever back-door Trojan marriage between their operation and social media most notably Spears Instagram, according to Slovakian cyber-security firm ESET, which discovered the ruse. For example, a nonsensical comment posted to the SpearsInstagram (and since deleted) #2hot make loved to her, uupss #Hot #X was essentially a code that included a string of characters …


General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… are forced on Estonia. So I think the UK should try to negotiate a better deal – for example, follow a similar path to Norway, staying a member of the single market. I think most British people are tolerant and are OK with immigrants who offer some sort of value to the system. Talent is always valued and with British people it’s always easy to make friends. What annoys people is immigrants who are disrespectful towards their country’s culture, laws and customs. I think if you …


9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

… advantage over the United States. The absurdity of this statement aside, the U.S. took the lead in brokering the Paris Agreement in order to attain more favorable terms for America than existed in previous climate deals. Under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, for example, developing countries were excluded from slashing emissions. That was part of President George W. Bushs justification for refusing to implement the deal in 2001. But in the case of Paris, its inexplicable why we would be leaving, …


Why the UK election isn’t exciting Americans – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… Netflix drama The Crown. America in a time of Trump Will intelligence leaks sink US-UK relationship? The heritage theme park view of the UK still persists here, and maybe Brexit reinforces it, because of its nostalgic overtones. It’s the period dramas that always do well here rather than gritty social realism. Masterpiece Theatre rather than Mike Leigh. I’m always intrigued, for example, by the reaction of American politicians to Boris Johnson. Senior Republicans and senior …


Josephine Bowes: The forgotten ‘pioneer’ of the art world – BBC News

Image copyright The Bowes Museum Image caption The Bowes Museum is celebrating its 125th anniversary Her journey from Parisian clockmaker’s daughter to wealthy wife of a British aristocrat began in 1847, when she was introduced to John Bowes, the illegitimate son of the 10th Earl of Strathmore and a distant ancestor to the Queen Mother. Image copyright The Bowes Museum Image caption John financed the Bowes Museum while Josephine filled it with works of art Josephine’s …

May 28, 2017

New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

… elected district attorneys looking to reform criminal sentencing laws and police departments. As criminal justice reporter Radley Balko : In a few places, such as Philadelphia, Chicago and Houston, the new DAs were elected specifically after campaigning on policing issues, or in response to a past incumbents inattention to police abuse. If this bill passes, a U.S. attorney more sympathetic to law enforcement could thwart those efforts by, for example, charging a high-profile victim of police …

May 27, 2017

Watch The Russians Laugh At Us In This Video Clip

… of a beaming Trump shaking hands with Lavrov and Kislyak, which the White House had reportedly been assured would not be done. The controversial meeting was the day after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey over the Russian thing with Trump and Russia, the president later told NBC News. The mortifying video clip of Lavrov joking about the president is another example that America isnt so much becoming great again, but an international laughingstock, several publications pointed out. Trump …

May 20, 2017