2020/05/23 02:00 GMT

2020/05/23 02:00 GMT

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Still looking for a bogeyman? Moscow slams US State Dept after it posts $250,000 grant to ‘expose Russian health disinformation’

Still looking for a bogeyman? Moscow slams US State Dept after it posts $250,000 grant to ‘expose Russian health disinformation’

The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a rebuke to the US Department of State over its newly-published grant notice on Friday. The grant “opportunity” will see a hefty sum of money – some $250,000 –…

Boris Johnson to cut Huawei from UK’s 5G network by 2023 as own party rebels & US steps up anti-Beijing pressure – report

Boris Johnson to cut Huawei from UK’s 5G network by 2023 as own party rebels & US steps up anti-Beijing pressure – report

Johnson has instructed officials to devise a plan that would see Huawei completely phased out of the UK 5G network by 2023, the Telegraph reported on Friday. The move marks a sudden about-face for th…

Kim Jong-un is dead, Prince Andrew is broke, and Kobe Bryant killed himself, in this week’s dubious tabloids

Kim Jong-un is dead, Prince Andrew is broke, and Kobe Bryant killed himself, in this week’s dubious tabloids

Like a third-rate children’s party magician who’s given up caring, this week’s tawdry tabloids indulge in some heavy-handed misdirection. There’s no rabbit pulled out pf a hat, but when the ‘Globe’ tops its front page with the words “Explosive Proof” you know you’re going down the rabbit hole. “Kim Jong-un Is Dead!” screams the headline.…

Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly searched trailer parks to find Epstein victims

Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly searched trailer parks to find Epstein victims

Ghislaine Maxwell trolled trailer parks to find girls for pedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein to fuel his insatiable sexual appetite, Prince Andrew’s cousin says. “Ghislaine says to me, ‘Jeffrey has a sex drive that I cannot keep up with. He has to have three orgasms a day,’ ” Christina Oxenberg, a sister of actress Catherine Oxenberg,…

Trump hammered by ex-Ted Cruz aide for using his ‘henchmen’ kids to do his ‘dirty work’

Trump hammered by ex-Ted Cruz aide for using his ‘henchmen’ kids to do his ‘dirty work’

In a column for the Bulwark, conservative commentator Amanda Carpenter — a former aide to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) — went after Donald Trump for siccing his kids on political enemies and making them do his “dirty work” so he can remain in office past November. In recent weeks, two of Trump’s children, Don Jr.…

Maher: ‘Impeachment Turned out to Be a Horrible Thing’

Maher: ‘Impeachment Turned out to Be a Horrible Thing’

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher argued that the impeachment of President Trump was “a horrible thing” that he wouldn’t do again if he had a do-over. Because, in retrospect…

Michael Moore: Trump Trying to Rig 2020 — We Must Fight ‘Tooth and Nail’ for Vote-by-Mail

Michael Moore: Trump Trying to Rig 2020 — We Must Fight ‘Tooth and Nail’ for Vote-by-Mail

Friday on MSNBC’s “The Beat,” liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore accused President Donald Trump of attempting to “rig” the 2020 presidential election said Democrats must fight “tooth and nai…

Required Reading

Required Reading

A massive wave designed by District crashes in a Seoul aquarium as part of the world’s largest anamorphic illusion. The digital media company created the image using the world’s largest advertising screen that spans 80.1 x 20.1 meters (~263 x 66 feet). More info and images at Colossal (via Colossal)John Byron Kuhner considers the depressing…

Joe Rogan Just Blew Up the Death Star

Joe Rogan Just Blew Up the Death Star

In the end it took a self-proclaimed ‘meathead’ like Joe Rogan to give new meaning to the phrase “Star Wars.” Because if there was ever a moment where someone with real star potential just went to war on our behalf, it is Joe Rogan signing a $100 million exclusive deal with Spotify. Don’t take my…