5 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Democratic Debate: The Elizabeth Warren Pile-On

Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night confirmed what has been evident in the polls for some time: Sen. Joe Biden as the front-runner in the race for the party’s nomination. hammering her repeatedly over her evasiveness when confronted with questions about her health care and wealth inequality plans. Donald Trump, but his rivals mostly ignored him. Welcome to life as a front-runner, Elizabeth Warren. Pete Buttigieg, Minnesota Sen. Beto O’Rourke and businessman Buttigieg and Klobuchar got that bandwagon going early when they criticized Warren for  “Your signature is to have a plan for everything, except this,” Buttigieg said. “No plan has been laid out to explain how a multitrillion-dollar hole in this Medicare for All plan that Sen. Warren is putting forward …

Someone Accuses A Person Of Appropriating Japanese Culture, So They Respond With Some Passport Pics

Whatever your take on the subject is, I think you’ll appreciate this particular story. Recently, an anonymous internet troll accused Tumblr user One Tumblr user doesn’t hide their love for Japanese culture and clothing Image credits: However, it triggered an anonymous hater anonymous Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: People on the internet tend to quickly mobilize behind vague, racialized notions of “Asian” or “black” culture and against equally vague, essentialist notions of white supremacy, and to claim cultural ownership, or gatekeeping authority. But

Zuckerberg on Chinese censorship: Is that the internet we want?

China is exporting its social values, political ads are an important part of free expression and the definition of dangerous speech must be kept in check, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg argued today in a speech at Georgetown University. He criticized how American companies that do business with China were becoming influenced by the country’s values. “While our services like WhatsApp are used by protestors and activists everywhere due to strong encryption and privacy practices, on TikTok, the Chinese app growing quickly around the world, mentions of these same protests are censored, even here in the U.S.!” Zuckerberg said. “Is that the Internet that we want?” Because Facebook couldn’t come to an agreement with Chinese censors and thereby doesn’t operate in …

Twitter Is Dragging Pete Buttigieg & Beto O’Rourke Over Their Exchange On Gun Control

Win McNamee/Getty Images News/Getty Images These Tweets About Pete Buttigieg & Beto O’Rourke’s Gun Control Debate Exchange Drag Everyone By Shelby Black Oct 16, 2019 After nearly one month, the Oct. 15 Democratic debate is here. It feels just like yesterday when 20 candidates took the stage to explain why they’re the best fit for the White House, but now the numbers have dwindled to just 12. The news cycle has been recently to say the least, but these tweets about Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke’s debate exchange on gun control are dragging both candidates. Gun violence has been one of the major topics discussed at these Democratic debates, and the Oct. 15 debate was no different. When asked about …

Lake Bell Talks Ditching Push-Up Bra Roles for Pure Comedy

The Last Laugh podcast, you should look like a person. This new frontier is part of what made Bell want to return to televisionafter spending some time in the trenches of the indie film worldwith ABCs Bless This Mess, a big ol network sitcom she created with New Girls Liz Meriweather and co-stars in with Dax Shepard. In this episode, we talk about how Bell got to where she is today, where she wants to go next and a lot moreincluding the time she tried and ultimately failed to improvise with Meryl Streep while filming Its Complicated. Highlights from our conversation are below and you can listen to the whole thing right now by Himalaya app or wherever you listen …

California bills seeks to ban ‘lunch shaming,’ will guarantee state-funded meals for students

Middle school students getting lunch items in the cafeteria line. Newsom said he was inspired by the story of Ryan Kyote, a 9-year-old boy from West Park Elementary who drew attention to how kids at his school were singled out because they didn’t have enough money in their food accounts. Kyote used his allowance, which totaled $74.80, to pay off his third-grade class’s lunch debt, according to ABC 7. “‘Creating a California for All’ means ensuring schools are inclusive, accepting, and welcoming of all kids. These bills help move us closer to that goal,” Newsom said in a statement. Newsom met with Kyoto in August, a meeting the governor declared was an “honor.” CALIFORNIA BAN ON FUR PRODUCTS IS FIRST IN US In …

Nintendo Switch subreddit implodes amid Hong Kong protests

Blizzard backlash has become a problem for the moderators of RedditsNintendo Switch community. The gaming developer which createdOverwatchis still reeling from the controversy over its recent decision to punish a gaming pro for voicing his pro-Hong Kong-liberation views live. After the company decided to suspend Chung blitzchung Ng Wai, confiscate his winnings, and fire the interviewers hed been speaking with, the internet swarmed to his defense. In just over a week, the news has spread to every corner of the internet. And after a planned Blizzard event was abruptly canceled, fans discussed implications, asked questions, and vented on subreddit, r/NintendoSwitch. In response, they were talked-down to by moderators and had a new ruleRule 11unceremoniously shoved down their throats. As dissent …

Meme video of Trump shooting politicians played at his resort sparks outrage

An edited memetic video showing President Donald Trump shooting and attacking a number of news outlets and political opponents was shown during a conference at the presidents resort in Miami, according to a new report. The New York Times reports that the video was shown at the American Priority conference at Trump National Doral in Miami last week. A spokesperson for the conference, which the news outlet described as pro-Trump, told the Times that the video was not associated with them, was submitted by a third-party, and was shown during a meme exhibit in a side room. A spokesperson for Trumps 2020 campaign told the Times that the video was not produced by the campaign and that they do not …

SNP ‘winning independence economic argument’

Sturgeon: ‘No shortcut route to independence’ Sturgeon: Corbyn must back indyref2 for SNP votes SNP formally backs decriminalisation of drugs Mr Mackay told the conference in Aberdeen that the party’s unionist opponents are “panicking” because the “case for the Union has been “completely demolished over the last few years” due to Brexit and austerity. He added: “We have always known that convincing people that they will be better off in an independent Scotland is key to winning their support and opinion polls clearly show that confidence in an independent Scotland’s economy is growing. “The message is ringing through loud and clear – Scotland cannot afford the Union. Our economy, our public services and our people cannot afford to be subject …

Sturgeon: Corbyn must back indyref2 for SNP votes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicola Sturgeon said she favoured replacing Boris Johnson’s Tory government with a “progressive-style alliance” Nicola Sturgeon has told Jeremy Corbyn not to “bother picking up the phone” to ask the SNP to put him in government unless he backs an independence vote. The Scottish first minister said she was in favour of removing Boris Johnson from office and holding an election. But she said her backing for a future “progressive alliance” government relied on a deal to hold a referendum. Ms Sturgeon also said she would seek UK government consent this year to hold a new independence vote. ‘Right to choose’ Mr Corbyn has said he does not think a new independence …

Kathy Griffin SLAMS Pro-Trump Video Showing Her & Other Political Opponents Being Killed – Perez Hilton

Considering The controversial video was shown this weekend at a conference held by a group called American Priority, which was taking place at the Trump National Doral Hotel in Miami. Trump himself was not present at the conference, and he reportedly has not seen the video as of early Monday morning, according to his Press Secretary, who first tweeted about it a few hours ago (below): Re: the video played over the weekend: The @POTUS @realDonaldTrump has not yet seen the video, he will see it shortly, but based upon everything he has heard, he strongly condemns this video. — Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) October 14, 2019 Yeah, we would hope he does… First, we must warn you, the video itself is so …

‘Today’ Source Says Matt Lauer Retaliated Against Staffers Who Rejected His ‘Flirting’ As Ronan Farrow Defends His New Book! – Perez Hilton

It was according to Ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, in which former NBC staffer Brooke Nevils alleged “I wish I could say any of it surprised me, but it doesn’t. I guess I’m a little surprised that he still doesn’t get it, that he still thinks it was okay to have ‘affairs’ with co-workers who absolutely had every reason to feel nervous if they didn’t find his attentions flattering.” ied about the power the veteran host had over her career. “If you didn’t find his ‘flirting’ behavior charming — and just using the word ‘flirting’ feels wrong, because it was so much more predatory than that, and it was not …

TikTok taps corporate law firm K&L Gates to advise on its US content moderation policies

As TikTok continues its rapid U.S. growth, the company is being challenged to better explain its content moderation choices. Why, for example, is the short-form video app censoring the Hong Kong protests but not U.S. political content? Why is it banning political ads, but supports hashtags like #trump2020 and #maga, each with millions, or even hundreds of millions, of views? TikTok so far has struggled to answer these questions. Now, it’s hoping to change that with the formation of a new committee of experts who will help TikTok craft its content moderation policies and increase transparency around these topics and others that afflict popular social media platforms. That is to say, the committee’s focus won’t only be on political censorship …

Sturgeon says PM’s deal means ‘much harder Brexit’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicola Sturgeon: ‘It’s hard to imagine a worse Brexit deal’ The deal agreed between Boris Johnson’s government and the EU would mean a “much harder Brexit” than previous proposals, Nicola Sturgeon has said. An agreement between the UK and EU was announced on Thursday morning, but is still to face a vote in the Commons. The first minister said it was “clear that Scotland is being treated unfairly”, and confirmed that SNP MPs “will not vote for Brexit in any form”. And Ms Sturgeon said a “much harder Brexit beckons if this deal passes”. Mr Johnson said the “great new deal” would see the UK “take back control of our laws, borders, …

Rian Johnson’s murder mystery ‘Knives Out’ is one of the best films of 2019

Writer/director Rian Johnson makes a triumphant return to original storytelling withKnives Out, an intricate puzzle-box of a whodunnit. Featuring a star-studded cast, it embraces the beloved clichs of Agatha Christie while delivering a contemporary twist on the genre. Knives Out RELEASE DATE: 11/27/19DIRECTOR: Rian JohnsonSTREAMING: TheatricalA biting and star-studded whodunnit. Its tempting to describe this film as a parody, but as Johnson made sure to point out during the press tour, its really not a spoof. Knives Outmay be laugh-out-loud funny, but its also a thoroughly satisfying murder mystery in its own right. Not to mention a sly piece of political commentary about the toxicity of inherited wealth. The trailers introduced Knives Out as a comedy thriller about the unexpected …

Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots visit suburban hell in ‘Vivarium’

feels like it couldve been written any time in the past 50 years. Set in a surreal suburban hell, it has a definite vibe. Vivarium RELEASE DATE: T.B.D.DIRECTOR: Lorcan FinneganJesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots are shipped off to eerie suburbia. Written and directed by Irish indie filmmaker Lorcan Finnegan,Vivariums premise is so simple that Id risk spoiling the movie by going into too much detail. Suffice it to say that Gemma and Tom find themselves trapped in Yonder. The neighborhood has an unreal quality to it, like an unfinished Tim Burton film set or an auto-generated videogame landscape. No matter how far they walk, they always seem to end up back at their house. If they try to damage anything, …