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  • 19 hours ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    Canada sees 'unsustainable' spike in asylum seekers at U.S. border

    The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration's immigration crackdown head north.

  • 2 days ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    Discord bans servers that promote Nazi ideology

    Discord, a fast-growing free chat service popular among gamers, said today that it had shut down “a number of accounts” following violence instigated by white supremacists over the weekend. The service, which lets users chat with voice and text, was being used by proponents of Nazi ideology both before and after the attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia. “We will continue to take action against Nazi ideology, and all forms of hate,” the company said in a tweet.

  • 4 days ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    Florida school accused of offering students 'front of lunch line pass' for $100; parents outraged

    A Florida middle school has come under fire after a fundraising form was sent out to parents stating that for a $100 donation a student would be granted a “front of the lunch line pass.” A PTSA sponsorship form for the Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland, Fla. was sent out to the students' parents to raise money for the school but one offer stuck out. The form stated that a $100 donation would grant the donor a “last name or company logo feature on the website, as well as PTSA ev...

  • 5 days ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    Guam residents told what to do if attacked

    Residents of Guam have been issued with advice on what to do if North Korea launches an attack. The guidance includes taking cover quickly in a concrete structure, preferably underground. The factsheet, issued by Guam's Office of Civil Defence and titled Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat, advises people not to look at the flash of a fireball because it could cause blindness.

  • 5 days ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    Irish Farmer Had a Change of Heart and is Sending Cattle to Sanctuary Instead of Slaughterhouse!

    This is just amazing! Just a few months ago in June, we shared the news of Jay Wilde, a beef farmer who had a change of heart and sent all of his cattle to Hillside Animal Sanctuary in the UK. And now yet another farmer is now following Jay’s lead and sending his cows to the same sanctuary!

  • 6 days ago
    Expression socialiguana

    The Story of the DuckTales Theme, History’s Catchiest Single Minute of Music

    In the spring of 1986, in the bedroom of a walk-up apartment on South Beverly Drive in L.A., a semi-struggling songwriter named Mark Mueller pressed “record” on his rudimentary reel-to-reel tape recorder, sat down at his Roland Juno 1 synthesizer, and started thinking about ducks. Disney was looking for a theme song for a new animated series called DuckTales. They wanted a sense of adventure and excitement, a tune that would complement the technicolor energy of the show itself.

  • 6 days ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    12-Year-Old Girls Will No Longer Be Able To Get Married In Virginia

    Between 2004 and 2013, around 4,500 children under the age of 18 got married in the state of Virginia. Of these girls, more than 200 of them were aged 15 or under. Last week, the authorities in the state introduced new legislation that updated rules that had until then made it legal for girls aged 12 or 13 to get married if they had parental consent and were pregnant.

  • 6 days ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    Square founder Jack Dorsey talks bitcoin and says blockchain is the ‘next big unlock’

    If you’ve been hearing or reading a lot about blockchain but you still aren’t entirely certain how to define it, you’re not alone. It’s something that Jack Dorsey, the chief executive officer and chairman of Square (and CEO of Twitter), describes as the “next big unlock,” something that, he notes, is normally applied to accounting terms but has the potential to “be applied to so much more.”

  • 6 days ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    Utah man wrongly accused of drugging officer gets $50K

    A Utah city has paid $50,000 to settle with a Subway worker who was wrongly accused of drugging a police officer's drink in a case that made national headlines, its attorney said Thursday. The out-of-court settlement came after police in Layton, Utah, cleared the then 18-year-old worker who was arrested when a police officer reported feeling impaired shortly after taking a sip of the lemonade in August 2016.

  • 6 days ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    Army Vet Arrested For Peeing On An Entire Family At A Metallica Concert

    Daniel Daddio, a 44-year-old Army veteran and law student, had a hell of a time at the Metallica concert in Phoenix last week. According to police and local news reports, he also had a hell of a lot to drink, and when he needed relief, he just let it go… all over the husband, wife, and 10-year-old girl sitting in front of him.

  • 7 days ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    Extreme heat in Europe decimating crops and stoking drought

    Evidence is piling up that this year’s sizzling summer in central and southeastern Europe has decimated crops, drained rivers and hurt the animal world. As the drought’s costs become clearer, temperatures in Serbia, Romania, Hungary and Croatia were expected to reach 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) again on Thursday following a few days of less oppressive heat.

  • 13 days ago
    Expression socialiguana

    10 Books to Read After Discovering Stoicism

    Stoicism has been growing increasingly popular over the last decade, helped by a huge number of silicon valley entrepreneurs, financial leaders, authors, and other thought leaders swearing by their lessons. If you haven’t read any of the classical stoic books, you should. That advice needs no qualification: they’re excellent, endlessly applicable, and more often than not, readers come out of them fundamentally changed in how they think about the world.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Analysis socialiguana

    Study: Psychedelic drug psilocybin helps depressed patients 're-connect' to the world

    New research sheds light on how psilocybin could help people overcome depressive symptoms. The psychedelic drug appears to promote a change from disconnection to connection and a change from avoidance to acceptance. Psilocybin is the primary mind-altering substance in psychedelic “magic” mushrooms. The drug can profoundly alter the way a person experiences the world by producing changes in mood, sensory perception, time perception, and sense of self.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    A second Brexit referendum is looking more likely by the day, says Cameron's former politics teacher

    A second referendum to decide if the British people wish to plough ahead with Brexit is becoming more likely, says David Cameron’s former politics tutor. The further vote will become a “life raft” for Theresa May and the only solution to her mounting problems over the terms of EU withdrawal, Vernon Bogdanor predicted.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    Elon Musk Raised The Risk of AI Again in Today's Tesla Conference Call

    “Artificial intelligence is just something that I think anything that represents a risk to the public deserves at least insight from the government, because one of the mandates of the government is the public wellbeing,” Musk said, responding to a question today during Tesla’s financial results conference call.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    60-year-old woman shoots, kills suspected home invader

    A 60-year-old grandmother shot and killed a home invader who broke into her Texas home Monday, authorities said. Deputies said the suspect was fatally shot when he and another suspect tried to rob the woman inside her rental home in west Harris County. The second suspect got away, leaving neighbors on edge. As a search helicopter circled overhead, Theresa Roberts and other neighbors were keeping their eyes open.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    Hundreds of people attend funeral of disabled man who drowned while teens recorded and laughed

    Hundreds of people poured into a church in Florida to pay their last respects to a disabled man who drowned as a group of teenagers watched and mocked him, and filmed his death rather than try to help him. Jamel Dunn, 31, drowned on July 9 - his struggle watched by five teenagers in a park in the town of Cocoa, close to Orlando. Yet they did nothing to help and failed to call the emergency services. 

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    Two dead, four wounded in M16 shooting at German nightclub

    A Kurdish Iraqi man armed with an M16 automatic rifle opened fire in a packed nightclub in southern Germany early Sunday after a dispute there, killing a bouncer and wounding four people before being shot by police. The 34-year-old attacker "was critically injured in a shootout with police officers as he left the disco, and later succumbed to his wounds in hospital," police said in a statement. "Nothing suggest that there could have been an Islamist or terror background" to t...

  • 2 weeks ago
    Expression socialiguana

    Now that the iPod's dead, let's kill iTunes, too

    Apple just killed off its groundbreaking music player. It's the perfect opportunity to whack iTunes, too.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    No bail reduction for teen in fatal California crash recorded on Instagram

    A teenage driver accused of causing a crash that killed her younger sister while livestreaming on Instagram will remain in jail after a California judge on Friday refused to lower bail. Obdulia Sanchez, wearing yellow jail garb, sobbed as she entered the Merced County courtroom, and a bailiff handed her tissues.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    Wells Fargo to refund $80 million to customers hit by car loan insurance

    Wells Fargo and Co said it would reimburse about $80 million to 570,000 customers who may have been charged wrongly due to issues related to auto collateral protection insurance (CPI) policies. Wells Fargo has been engulfed in scandal since September, when it reached a $190 million settlement with regulators over complaints that its retail banking staff had opened as many as 2.1 million unauthorized client accounts.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event socialiguana

    Child Porn and Rape Among the Top Trending Porn Terms in Middle East

    With the addition of a “trends” feature on the popular porn website Xvideos.com, it can be revealed that searches related to children, rape and even babies are popular in the Middle East. The accuracy of these trends cannot be verified, and are shown as they were on the website itself.