Thursday, June 28, 2018

Milo Yiannopoulos Encourages Vigilantes to Gun ‘Journalists Down’ | Observer

Milo Yiannopoulos Encourages Vigilantes to Gun 'Journalists Down' | Observer
Just words?  

No. Not at all. 

Milo Yiannopoulos Encourages Vigilantes to Start 'Gunning Journalists Down'

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. MARK GRAHAM/AFP/Getty Images.

Milo Yiannopoulos has started issuing reporters threatening messages when asked to comment for stories.

"I can't wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight," the right-wing nationalist told Observer over text message, in response to a longer feature in development about an Upper East Side restaurant he is said to frequent.

When asked to elaborate on who specifically had upset him, Yiannopoulos explained that the statement was his "standard response to a request for comment."

Yiannopoulos also sent the message to The Daily Beast's Will Sommer in an article examining the struggling U.K. Independence Party, which the conservative commentator is reportedly seeking to join as part of, what an Info Wars host describes as, a "soft coup" lead by nationalist figures.

Yiannopoulos posted a picture on Instagram of the veiled threat issued to Sommer, captioning it "where is the lie."

Over the past 18 months, the provocative nationalist has seen his career implode following a Buzzfeed report linking his tenure at Breitbart to known white supremacists and neo-Nazis. After the piece's publication, Yiannopoulos lost funding from the Mercer family, known in the political world as prominent pro-Trump megadonors, and subsequently elevated his racist rhetoric.

This past weekend, the nationalist bragged on Facebook and Instagram that he'd sent $14.88 to The New Yorker's former fact checker Talia Lavin. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, "The number 1488 is a combination of digits popularly used by white supremacists and neo-Nazis—14 to represent the infamous "14 Words" (a mantra about securing "a future for white children") and 88 to represent "Heil Hitler."

Lavin is Jewish.

Monday, June 25, 2018

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Miracle of the Loaves - The Washington Post

The Miracle of the Loaves - The Washington Post

The Miracle of the Loaves

IN MID-NOVEMBER 1979, Sigrid Cerf, an Annandale housewife, saw a picture of a starving Cambodian child on the cover of Time magazine. Reading that 2 1/4 million Cambodians faced starvation, she resolved to do something to express her sympathy for their plight.

Her options were limited; she was homebound with two sons, one only 10 months old, and further isolated by deafness. But drawing from childhood memories of her mother and grandmother baking in a warm kitchen on cold days, she was determined to raise money for Cambodian relief by selling homemade bread.

Cerf began to work in her tiny U-shaped kitchen, which, while convenient for preparing family meals, is hardly the space needed to turn out 70 to 80 loaves of bread a day. Yet the kitchen opens to the dining area and the family room beyond, making it possible for her to work while the baby slept or played nearby. And accommodations were possible: While Cerf mixed dough, dinner could simmer in a crockery cooker in the bathroom.

Soon television publicity brought so many orders she couldn't keep up and, even more than space, she wanted extra hands to knead dough. When word went out that she needed help, "the whole community of Camelot the Annandale subdivision where the Cerfs live was at my door," she says.

Neighbors kneaded dough, chopped apples, grated cheese, bagged, labeled and delivered bread. A woman confined to a wheelchair took telephone orders. The man next door took care of the Cerfs' yard to allow her computer-scientist husband, Vint, more time to help. The proprietor of Health Way, a neighborhood health food store, helped them to buy ingredients wholesale. "After people meet Sigrid they are transformed by the experience," Vint Cerf says.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

'Expanse' star Steven Strait shares 'crazy' story of Amazon resurrection

 Two weeks later, that possibility became a reality when Amazon officially picked up the show, and it happened in the wildest manner possible. Instead of receiving a phone call from a producer, studio executive, or Amazon underling informing them of the news, the cast and Expanse showrunner Naren Shankar were actually informed in person by Amazon founder, chairman, and chief executive officer Jeff Bezos from the stage during an interview taking place at a space awards banquet.


Friday, June 8, 2018

WaPo: China hacked a Navy contractor...

...and secured a trove of highly sensitive data on submarine warfare

Holy crap... How do you miss the download of 614GB of data?  


Thursday, June 7, 2018


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