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How true is the hit TV show Chernobyl?

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 16:03
Here, MailOnline unpick the fact from the fiction in the Chernobyl series, looking at the main characters and what really happened to them.

'Senseless Death' of Young Indian Girl Profited Mexican Cartel, Says Border Patrol

Breitbart - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 16:00
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents found the lifeless body of a seven-year-old Indian girl after other migrants reported her missing in the Arizona desert. The migrants also reported the girl's mother and sister missing. Agents eventually found them safe.

More New Yorkers Like Donald Trump Than NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, Poll Finds

Daily Wire - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:56
In a somewhat unexpected turn, President Donald Trump has a higher favorable rating in New York than New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. A Sienna College poll from last week found that 29% of New Yorkers polled had a favorable of de Blasio, while 34% had a favorable view of Trump.

'Completely Erroneous': New York Times Busted for Fake News Story on Harriet Tubman $20 Bill

Breitbart - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:56
The U.S. Treasury is denying a piece from the New York Times which accused the Trump administration of delaying the release of the $20 Harriet Tubman bill and doing so for political reasons.

Gov. DeSantis Signs Bill Banning Sanctuary Cities In Florida

Info Wars - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:55
Will prohibit 'sanctuary' policies that protect illegal aliens from deportation.

Costco shooting: 1 dead, 3 injured, suspect in custody

UPI - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:50
Police have taken the alleged gunman into custody after finding one dead and three injured on scene of Costco shooting in California last night.

Iran Fires At US Aircraft As Conflict Gets Closer

Federalist Papers - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:49

The United States on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf and said it was seeking international consensus about the threat to shipping, despite Tehran denying involvement in the explosions at sea. Thursday’s attacks raised fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route at a…

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Young teacher's 'pimple' turns out to be a deadly disease - and there is no cure

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:48
The early childhood teacher from Taranaki, New Zealand got the lump checked out several months later after it doubled in size.

Olivia Munn thanks cops for recovering the pooch stolen through her app Wag

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:47
The actress, who is an investor in the 'Uber for dog walking' app, coordinated with police after a New York couple's Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix was nabbed from their apartment on Thursday.

Saving face - How Donald Trump silenced the people ... (Jonathan Greenberg/Washington Post)

Memeorandum - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:45

Jonathan Greenberg / Washington Post:
Saving face  —  How Donald Trump silenced the people who could expose his business failures  —  How did Donald Trump, a self-serving promoter who lost billions of dollars for his investors, convince the world that he is a financial genius?  It wasn't just by fabricating tales of his success.

Video: Google Attends PRIDE Showing Liberal Bias

Info Wars - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:41
Big Tech all in with identity politics and political correctness.

Trump says he is NOT convinced UFOs are real

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:39
Trump's remarks came in an interview with George Stephanopoulos airing on ABC News on Sunday. Stephanopoulos pressed the president on a recent rise in U.S. Navy pilots reporting UFOs.

Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli dies at the age of 96

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:38
Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli has died at the age of 96 his son has said. The Academy Award nominee is famed for his 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet along with other films.

Even More Evidence Emerges Linking Deceased Consultant To Trump Census Push (Tierney Sneed/Talking Points Memo)

Memeorandum - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:35

Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Even More Evidence Emerges Linking Deceased Consultant To Trump Census Push  —  Voting rights group say they have found even more evidence connecting a now-deceased GOP gerrymandering consultant to the Trump administration's push to add a citizenship question census.

Boston newlyweds 'fell violently ill on their wedding day at Dominican Republic resort'

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:31
Claudia Massaranduba and Kevin Gentile were staying at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana when the began to suffer from vomiting and diarrhea.

GOP congressman nixed as keynote speaker for cybersecurity conference

Hot Air - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:31

The effort by the left to de-platform conservative speakers continues. This time it is Rep. Will Hurd, former CIA officer, and cybersecurity expert, who has been disinvited to be a keynote speaker at a cybersecurity conference. The reason? He’s a pro-life Republican politician. No, really.

This slight doesn’t make any sense at all except to highlight the fact that there is no tolerance from the pro-abortion left for pro-life politicians. What does a pro-life position have to do with cybersecurity? The answer is absolutely nothing.

Black Hat USA will host a conference August 3-8 in Las Vegas. Black Hat, “the world’s leading producer of information security events” according to their press release, announced on June 13 that Rep. Will Hurd was scheduled as a keynote speaker Wednesday, August 7.

Today, Black Hat, the world’s leading producer of information security events, announces that Will Hurd, U.S. Representative and Former CIA Officer, known for his work in pushing for cybersecurity initiatives in Congress, will Keynote Black Hat USA 2019. During his time in public service, Hurd has emphasized the importance of information security and technology – he has put forth specific initiatives related to education, retention, and support to ensure the longevity and safety of the U.S. government. Hurd will take the Keynote stage at 9 AM on Wednesday, August 7 in the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Hurd is currently a member of the 23rd District of Texas in Congress – he is the first member to serve this district for three consecutive terms in a decade. Similar to the rest of his political career, Hurd has made technology his priority moving into 2019, listing artificial intelligence, helping federal agencies address critical technology issues, and a new cybersecurity scholarship program as his to-do’s to help modernize and secure the government. His hope is to see more bipartisan support in 2019 for major issues like cybersecurity and transportation.

Hurd has specifically put a focus on digital hygiene – calling out the need for an update to the Department of Veterans Affairs technologies. And he’s pushed to create a national plan on the use of AI-based technologies, as well as launch the Cyber National Guard initiative that would fund students to study cybersecurity and enter the federal government.

The press release went on to describe Hurd’s work as an undercover CIA officer in the Middle East and South Asia where he collected intelligence for America’s national security agenda. He is a member of the House Intelligence Committee. Black Hat hosts high profile global events that strive to “bring together the best minds in the industry.” Except, apparently, pro-life cybersecurity experts.

Zack Whittaker, a security editor for Tech Crunch (and CBS alum, according to his Twitter profile) posted a tweet showing Hurd’s voting record calling it “a terrible voting record on women’s rights.” Whittaker did, however, acknowledge that Will Hurd is one of the few lawmakers who “get” cybersecurity.

Rep. Will Hurd to keynote Black Hat later this year. He's one of only a few lawmakers who gets cyber, but he has a terrible voting record on women's rights. https://t.co/Q2smmGvtt8 pic.twitter.com/o1t8ozHjRl

— Zack Whittaker (@zackwhittaker) June 13, 2019

Whittaker wrote online that the pro-abortion attendees were clutching their pearls and were uncomfortable at the thought of being in the same room as a pro-life African-American man, or something. Most of the people he references, conveniently, asked to remain anonymous.

But several people we’ve spoken to have described their unease that Black Hat organizers have asked Hurd, a self-described pro-life lawmaker, given his consistent opposition to bills supporting women’s rights.

An analysis of Hurd’s voting record shows he supports bills promoting women’s rights only two percent of the time. He has voted against a bill that would financially support women in STEM fields, voted in favor of allowing states to restrict access and coverage to abortions, and voted to defund Planned Parenthood.

Many of those we spoke to asked to be kept anonymous amid worries of retaliation or personal attacks. One person who we asked for permission to quote said Hurd’s voting record was “simply awful” for women’s rights

At first, Black Hat defended their decision to ask Hurd to be a keynote speaker.

“Hurd has a strong background in computer science and information security and has served as an advocate for specific cybersecurity initiatives in Congress,” adding that he will offer a “unique perspective” at the conference.

But, that wasn’t good enough for the Twitter mob. By Friday Black Hat caved. They cited an error in judgement. The company “misjudged the separation of technology and politics.”

“Black Hat has chosen to remove U.S. Representative Will Hurd as our 2019 Black Hat USA Keynote. We misjudged the separation of technology and politics,” Black Hat told Tech Crunch. “We will continue to focus on technology and research, however we recognize that Black Hat USA is not the appropriate platform for the polarizing political debate resulting from our choice of speaker,”

Black Hat vowed that the conference is “still fully dedicated to providing an inclusive environment and apologize that this decision did not reflect that sentiment.”

This lame excuse – a “misjudgment” of the intersection of technology and politics – is rich. Whittaker acknowledges that “senior government figures” have been keynote speakers in the past. Then he called abortion “a human right.” Unless that human is unborn, I guess.

Although previous keynote speakers have included senior government figures, this is the first time Black Hat has confirmed a lawmaker to keynote the conference.

Although abortion rights and cybersecurity may seem like unrelated topics, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to separate social issues from technology and gatherings. It’s also valid for attendees to express concern that the keynote speaker at a professional security conference opposes what many will consider a human right.

Something that Whittaker failed to reference, though, is the founder of Black Hat’s support for Hillary Clinton in 2016 as she ran for president. He hosted a fundraiser for her during a hacker conference in Las Vegas. She’s the acceptable kind of politician, you see. It’s just really all too much, even by 2019 standards.

Will Hurd is one of the few experts that have both real life, in-field experience in intelligence gathering and also experience as a lawmaker. Friday, Black Hat told Gizmodo that the conference wasn’t a place for “polarizing political debate”. Again, that’s rich considering that in 2016 the conference literally chose a presidential candidate to support and the founder of the conference held a fundraiser for her.

But on Friday, Black Hat said it had “misjudged the separation of technology and politics.” In a statement to Gizmodo, an event spokesperson said that the conference would “continue to focus on technology and research,” but that it also recognizes that Black Hat “is not the appropriate platform for the polarizing political debate resulting from our choice of speaker.”

Maybe Black Hat, Inc. thinks that all people interested in cybersecurity issues are pro-abortion. Most of all it insults the participants who actually live in the real world and are mature enough to be in the same room as someone who holds a different position on an important social issue. They will be denied valuable information that Will Hurd is uniquely capable of delivering. Who knew there is a litmus test to speak at a cybersecurity conference?

The post GOP congressman nixed as keynote speaker for cybersecurity conference appeared first on Hot Air.

Rotten Tomatoes Declares Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Netflix Documentary Best Rated Film of 2019

Breitbart - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:26
The Netflix documentary Knock Down the House, which follows the campaigns of female Democratic hopefuls in the 2018 election cycle, and highlights Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), is so far the highest rated film of 2019, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

Florida woman becomes US citizen at 103-YEARS-OLD after entering the country when she was 88

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:26
Andrea Joseph officially became a United States naturalized citizen on Flag Day. She was sworn in in front of loved ones at a naturalization ceremony in Miami.

Bill Maher: GOP Has Become The ‘A**hole Dad Party,’ Trump ‘Useless Piece of Crap’

Info Wars - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:24
'The patriarch of it all is a hot mess,' he says.

South Carolina mom, 25, slapped with public intoxication charge

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 15:19
Holman, 25, turned heads on Wednesday when she took the children's item for a spin down North Church Street and North Broad Street in South Carolina. She will be charged with a public intoxication offence.

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