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New York City's popular food delivery service was down so everyone starved | The Daily Dot

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I did not know it was Bisexual Visibility Day.

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Palmer Luckey: The Facebook Near Billionaire Secretly Funding Trump's Meme Machine - The Daily Beast

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Nimble America says it’s dedicated to proving that “shitposting is powerful and meme magic is real,” according to the company’s introductory statement, and has taken credit for a billboard its founders say was posted outside of Pittsburgh with a cartoonishly large image of Clinton’s face alongside the words “Too Big to Jail.”
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On one hand, 10 grand to a multi-millionaire?
On another hand, 10 grand to a rich nihilist?

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Drew Stuart on Twitter: "Definitely not voting for Jason Kander. One of his minions came to the door, which forced me to put on pants in order to answer said door..."

Jason Kander on Twitter: "Sorry to lose your vote, but on behalf of our volunteers, thank you for putting on pants. https://t.co/bJkOs4X9CU"
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Good comments on second tweet.
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Praise God And Pass The Gravy, Josh Duggar Cured Of Being Complete Boner Pervert

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Pat Dennis on Twitter: "Trump contribution for dropping Trump U investigation:
Abbott: $35k
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... Bondi gets 71 cents on the dollar for doing same job"
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Gunman who wounded 9 was wearing Nazi paraphernalia, sources say

From this morning's Houston shootings.
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Want to punch Martin Shkreli in the face? You could get a chance

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Simon Peres dies.

Truth must be told: Shimon Peres wasn't a man of peace - Opinion - Israel News | Haaretz.com
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In other news: Syrian Al Qaeda Leader Says Groups Is Receiving Weapons, Money, And Logistics From US
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US Congress overrides Obama's veto on 9/11 bill - News from Al Jazeera

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Stein trolls Johnson on world leaders gaffe, also fails to name world leaders - POLITICO

Well I guess Corbyn and May are party leaders.
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Obama says Congress made a 'mistake' overriding his veto - CNNPolitics.com

American troops could stand risk of lawsuit now.
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You can't blame Stein for not knowing, too many WiFi signals messing up her energy flow.
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Does it really count as leading a party when you're the only one in parliament?

I don't see why Stein looks up to her though. She ran for a mere seat in parliament? Why doesn't she set her sights on Prime Minister? She lacks Stein's ambition.
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Does it really count as leading a party when you're the only one in parliament?

I don't see why Stein looks up to her though. She ran for a mere seat in parliament? Why doesn't she set her sights on Prime Minister? She lacks Stein's ambition.
Not sure if satire, so here's a straight answer.

Prime Minister is nothing special, they are elected as a simple MP of their 'electoral district' (Riding). Elizabeth May is the leader of her party, and she was elected to her seat, but she was the only Green elected nation wide. To be Prime Minister they must have the confidence of the legislature, so by default that falls to the party leader of the party with the most seats in the legislature. That would make them a closer match to the Speaker of the House. (Though Parliament has a Speaker who is not the PM.) The "President" is the representative of the Queen.

This is a bit old now, but a Canadian political comedian did one of the best educational comedy pieces on how the government is structured, and this is broadly true of most Commonwealth nations.


A fun and well spent seven minutes for any interested. But maaaaan, what a derail.

ETA: So yes, Canada has already had a black woman as a 'President', so NEENER NEENER NEENER.
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Does it really count as leading a party when you're the only one in parliament?

I don't see why Stein looks up to her though. She ran for a mere seat in parliament? Why doesn't she set her sights on Prime Minister? She lacks Stein's ambition.
Not sure if satire, so here's a straight answer.
I'm just mocking Stein's quixotic and counterproductive "quest"* to be president when she couldn't even win a governor's race, a lower statewide office, or even a state legislator race.

It seems that May is probably not the most effective politician out there anyway, but it seems she's far more effective than Stein will ever be.

*Not even Jill Stein thinks it's a real campaign to be president though. She knows she can't win, only someone truly delusional would think so, particularly given her previous failures and the fact that US presidential elections are structured in such a way that makes 3rd-party victory even less likely.
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It seems that May is probably not the most effective politician out there anyway, but it seems she's far more effective than Stein will ever be.
She's well enough respected in Parliament, but 'lolGreen' is seen as a one issue party. I'm glad to see her in Parliament, though, even if she might as well be an Independent.
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Two unrelated kids mixed up by airline and each sent to the wrong city. Derp.

Mother sues airline after staff fly 5-year-old boy to wrong city and present her with a different 'son' | The Independent
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Long article, but worth it: Inside the Shadowy PR Firm That's Lobbying for Regime Change in Syria | Alternet
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Another one: How the White Helmets Became International Heroes While Pushing U.S. Military Intervention and Regime Change in Syria | Alternet
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In my thoroughly unqualified legal opinion this is a case of negligence on both sides.

I definitely have some serious reservations about allowing a 5 year old to fly unaccompanied by an adult. Any parent who would allow that ought to be prepared for something to go wrong.

On the other hand, if an airline is prepared to accept the risk involved they damn well better be prepared to accept the liability when something goes wrong with the process.

In the end I think it sort of turns out to be a wash. About the only moral I can find in this story is that the airlines need to start serving complementary champagne on all flights of longer than an hour.

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complementary champagne on all flights of longer than an hour
10/10, would implement.
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