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Make C-word great again? Kiwi MP baffles public with call to reclaim obscenity for women

A Kiwi MP has baffled the public as she’s come up with a bizarre way of emboldening women – namely by “reclaiming” the word “c**t”. The word is currently regarded the most offensive insult in New Zealand. Marama Davidson, the co-leader of the New Zealand Green Party, made headlines when she repeatedly used the C-word during a public event on ...

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French feminists spark Twitter war after call to ban ‘sexist’ postcards

Twitter erupted after a group of French feminists launched a campaign to ban postcards featuring scantily clad women which they say are “sexist” and promote a “culture of rape”. The Femmes Solidaires (Women’s Solidarity), which has about 30,000 members, has called out the postcards, claiming they depict women only as “sex objects” to “be consumed and thrown away under the ...

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Call to break up Russia by Latvian MP proof of NATO’s hostile plans – senior lawmaker

The head of the Russian Lower House Committee for Eurasian Integration says the recent proposal to split Russia into several parts, voiced by a Latvian MP, is proof of NATO’s hostile plans. MP Leonid Kalashnikov (Communist Party) told RIA Novosti on Monday that the statement by the Latvian MP Aleksandrs Kirsteins clearly demonstrated that Russian concern over NATO bases in ...

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Actor Ving Rhames held at gunpoint by Santa Monica police over ‘large black man’ call

‘Mission Impossible’ actor Ving Rhames claims he was held at gunpoint by police officers after a neighbor reported seeing a “large black man” at his home in Santa Monica. “I open the door [and] there’s a red dot pointed at my face from a 9mm, and they say, ‘Put up your hands!’” Rhames told Sirius XM, recalling the incident that ...

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Dodged questions from Facebook’s press call on misinformation

Facebook avoided some of the toughest inquiries from reporters yesterday during a conference call about its efforts to fight election interference and fake news. The company did provide additional transparency on important topics by subjecting itself to intense questioning from a gaggle of its most vocal critics. A few bits of interesting news did emerge: Facebook’s fact-checking partnerships now extend ...

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Higher calling?: Mayoral candidate pauses debate to take call from God (VIDEO)

A man running to become the next mayor of Key West took a phone call from ‘God’ on stage before launching himself into a debate with rival candidates. Sloan Bashinsky had just taken the mic to introduce himself to the audience at a candidate forum on Monday night when he claimed he was getting a phone call. Pulling a phone ...

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Skype 8.0 launches on desktop with HD video, and soon encryption & call recording

Skype’s redesign launched last year was met with mixed reviews, but the company is forging ahead by rolling out a number of its new features to other platforms, including the desktop. Microsoft today is launching Skype version 8.0 that will replace version 7.0 (aka Skype classic), the latter which will no longer function after September 1, 2018. The new release ...

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Call the midwife: Maddow goes to meddling & collusion expert Nuland for tips on Trump-Putin puppetry

Rachel Maddow, the star MSNBC anchor who is obsessed with the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory, found the perfect ‘expert’ to ask about orders Vladimir Putin might give to Donald Trump: Victoria ‘F**k the EU’ Nuland. Maddow’s disdain for the incumbent US president, and her propensity to speculate that Trump may be a Kremlin puppet bent on destroying the Western world ...

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As facial recognition technology becomes pervasive, Microsoft (yes, Microsoft) issues a call for regulation

Technology companies have a privacy problem. They’re terribly good at invading ours and terribly negligent at protecting their own. And with the push by technologists to map, identify and index our physical as well as virtual presence with biometrics like face and fingerprint scanning, the increasing digital surveillance of our physical world is causing some of the companies that stand ...

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Injured woman begs people not to call ambulance because she can’t afford it

A woman trapped between a train and a platform in Boston, with her bone exposed through her thigh, pleaded with bystanders not to call an ambulance, asking them “do you know how much an ambulance costs?” The accident happened on Friday, and a Boston Globe reporter on the scene described how the woman slipped between the subway train and the ...

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