Monthly Archives: October 2016

Researchers Dispel HIV “Patient Zero” Myth

Scientific American reports: HIV probably arrived in the U.S. around 1971—a decade before AIDS was recognized as a disease and a dozen years before scientists discovered the virus that causes it—according to a new analysis of viral genomes from New York City and San Francisco. The genetic evidence upends a longstanding myth that a French-Canadian flight attendant started the U.S. ...

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Twitter Kills Off 6-Second Video Platform Vine

TechCrunch reports: With Twitter’s future still in question following failed attempts at finding an acquirer and the recently announced layoffs of nine percent of its workforce, the company today announced it’s shutting down its standalone short-form video app, Vine. According a post, nothing is changing immediately — the website and apps will remain online for the time being, and users ...

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Pussy Riot Grabs Back With Music Video Depicting Horrifying Vision Of Donald Trump’s America [VIDEO]

This is REALLY something. Watch this. Rolling Stone reviews: Pussy Riot launch a no-holds-barred assault on Donald Trump’s candidacy in their new video for “Make America Great Again.” “YOU decide elections,” the video’s captions reads, “and if we get together, we could blow this shit up, take action and reverse this erosion of rights. Because fuck it.” The “Make America ...

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Trump Blames Microphones For #Pussygate [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is making his pitch to Catholics, many of whom could serve as important swing voters in states such as Florida and Pennsylvania. The latest poll from the Public Religion Research Institute showed a stark divide among white Catholics: 44 percent said they support Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton while another 44 percent ...

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Gary Johnson Melts Down With Reporter: If I’m Doing So Poorly, Why Are You Even Interviewing Me? [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: In his interview with the Guardian, Johnson complained that interviewers were now treating him like “a dummy” and bristled when he was pressed on his decline in the polls. “Why are you even interviewing me? I don’t get it. If I’m doing so poorly, is this to preside over a funeral here? It’s not a funeral! It’s ...

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BUFFALO: Trump Surrogate Carl Paladino Flips Out After School Board Approves Transgender Student Rights

The Buffalo News reports: The Buffalo Public Schools have a new gender identity policy to dictate how transgender students are treated. The polarizing policy allows a transgender student to use the restroom and locker room that corresponds to the student’s consistently expressed gender identity at school. Students can access the alternate restrooms as soon as their parent or legal guardian ...

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Trump Claims Proof Of Rigging In Texas

Politico reports: Donald Trump pointed to Texas on Thursday as example of the presidential election allegedly being rigged against him. “A lot of call-ins about vote flipping at the voting booths in Texas,” he tweeted Thursday morning, citing no actual sources or reports. “People are not happy. BIG lines. What is going on?” According to Snopes, “Reports are not flooding ...

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Man Smart (Women Smarter): FLOTUS Features In New Pro-Hillary Ad Starring Female Pioneers [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: A new ad from a political action committee is focused on the possibility of Hillary Clinton making history as the first woman president of the United States. The ad — titled Man Smart (Woman Smarter) and featuring the song of the same name — opens with a shot of Michelle Obama and her quote: “So much history ...

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Transwoman Faces Bathroom “Stress Test” In New Ad For Procter & Gamble’s Secret Deodorant [VIDEO]

LGBTQ Nation reports: Leave it to a deodorant company to get what so many elected officials in this country can’t quite wrap their heads around — that there is no “one way” to express gender. And while right wing politicians and talking heads spend no shortage of time obsessing over how they, and most importantly their pure and innocent daughters, ...

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GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz Flip-Flops On His Flip-Flop

ABC News reports: Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz, who hails from the newly-minted toss-up state of Utah, seemingly has had a change of heart: He now says he will indeed vote for Donald Trump. “I will not defend or endorse @realDonaldTrump, but I am voting for him. HRC is that bad. HRC is bad for the USA,” Chaffetz tweeted Wednesday night. ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Brian Sims Calls For Boycott After Owner Of Famed Local Brewery Yuengling Backs Trump

The Philadelphia Voice reports: The owner of America’s oldest brewery has come out in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and the company’s faithful drinkers aren’t too happy about it. Eric Trump, the nominee’s son, stopped at D. G. Yuengling & Son’s in Pottsville on Monday while campaigning on behalf of his father. His message to the company? Hard-working ...

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Ted Cruz On Merrick Garland: There’s A Historical Precedent For Leaving A Supreme Court Seat Unfilled

The Washington Post reports: Speaking to reporters after a campaign rally for a Republican U.S. Senate candidate here, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said that there was “precedent” for a Supreme Court with fewer than nine justices — appearing to suggest that the blockade on nominee Merrick Garland could last past the election. “You know, I think there will be plenty ...

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Trump Speaks Hindi In New Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: US presidential candidate Donald Trump is speaking a little bit of Hindi in his latest campaign video as he attempts to woo Indian-American voters. He is appropriating Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popular campaign slogan “Abki bar Modi sarkar” (“This time Modi government”). However, if the reaction of Indians in Delhi is anything to go by, Mr ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Hillary +7 In New York Times Poll

Via Politico: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, according to a new poll out Thursday that shows Trump’s path to an Electoral College majority remains a tight-rope walk. The Siena College poll, conducted for The New York Times’ “Upshot” data-journalism microsite, shows Clinton leading Trump, 46 percent to 39 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson is at 6 percent, and Green ...

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Michelangelo Signorile Eviscerates The “Soulless, Deceptive, Rankly Hypocritical” Log Cabin Republicans

Michelangelo Signorile goes off in the Huffington Post: The Log Cabin Republicans (LCR), the gay GOP group that for almost a year had claimed Donald Trump was the most “pro-LGBT” Republican presidential candidate ever, has now decided that Trump is in fact a danger to the rights of queer people — so much so that the group can’t endorse him. ...

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ABBA Announces 2018 “Virtual And Live” Event

The Guardian reports: It still seems unlikely a full public Abba reunion will ever happen, but the Swedish quartet are pushing themselves back towards the spotlight. Four months after they performed together for the first time in more than 30 years – at a private gala event in Stockholm in June – they have announced that they will launch a ...

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Lou Dobbs: Evan McMullin’s In The Mormon Mafia

RedState’s Caleb Howe goes off: Look deeper? Lou. Buddy. That is not deep. As per our expectation from you. And the MAGA, Trump Train, hashtag word vomit didn’t help either. Unless by help you mean “made this look even more paranoid and hysterical.” People who live off ratings are sure sinking as far to the bottom as they can as ...

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Trump Surrogate Tells Don Lemon: Criticizing Trump’s Treatment Of Women Is Just “Man-Shaming” [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: Trump surrogate Betsy McCaughey joined CNN’s Don Lemon on Wednesday night to discuss former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s Tuesday night meltdown on the Kelly File. On Tuesday, after Megyn Kelly called Republican nominee Donald Trump a “sexual predator” Gingrich went off on her, accusing her of being “fascinated with sex.” McCaughey came to Gingrich’s defense to Lemon, ...

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BREAKING: Dems File Federal Complaint Accusing GOP Of Helping Donald Trump Intimidate Minority Voters

Law Newz reports:  The DNC filed a motion in federal court on Wednesday which says that the RNC, through Donald Trump’s own statements, has violated a longstanding consent decree that prohibits Republicans from engaging in “ballot security” measures which could intimidate minorities. The DNC lawyers are asking for a judge to issue a court order preventing the voter intimidation, and ...

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NEW JERSEY: Catholic Priest Busted For Child Porn, Charged With 40 Felony Counts Of Sexual Abuse

NJ.com reports: A Roman Catholic priest from New Jersey has been arrested on child pornography charges. Kevin Gugliotta, 54, of Mahwah allegedly uploaded illicit images from a computer in his vacation home in Lehigh Township, Pa. on July 9, the Wayne County District Attorney said in a news release on Wednesday. Gugliotta worked at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church in ...

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