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We, The Employees Of ClickHole.com, Have Voted Unanimously To Debase Ourselves In The Most Humiliating Ways Possible To Please The Billionaires Who Could Destroy Our Website On A Whim

Yesterday the editorial staff of ClickHole.com held an important vote that will ultimately determine the future of our website and our mission to …

What The Frisc? – The Frisc

Welcome. You’re here because you’re crazy about San Francisco, and it also drives you crazy.<p>Same with us. We’re in a frustrating and fascinating …

The suspect told police ‘give me a lawyer dog.’ The court says he wasn’t asking for a lawyer.

When a friend says, “I’ll hit you up later dog,” he is stating that he will call again sometime. He is not calling the person a “later dog.”<p>But that’s not how the courts in Louisiana see it. And when a suspect in an interrogation told detectives to “just give me a lawyer dog,” the Louisiana Supreme …

‘Unbelievable’: Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain

A procedure used to relieve chest pain in hundreds of thousands of heart patients each year is useless for many of them, researchers reported on Wednesday.<p>Their study focused on the insertion of stents, tiny wire cages, to open blocked arteries. The devices are lifesaving when used to open arteries …

Medicine

EPA Replaced Its Top Science Advisers Without Telling Them

The scientists accused EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt of giving industry-friendly researchers control and then defending his decision in doublespeak.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency dismissed its top science counselors without telling them in advance, two of them told HuffPost on Wednesday.<p>On …

Post-Millennials! Please go drink and smoke and have sex in the woods

OK, for real though. Get outside. Get outside and go interact with one another. In the woods. By the ocean. In a pool, a feral garden, a misty mountaintop overlooking a shimmering lake abutting a flower-laden field dusted with clouds as fine as god’s own coffee breath.<p>Try it naked. Try it naked …

Monster Madness - October 25, 2017

Just in time for Halloween, monster-themed advertising is plastered all over the 16th Street Mission BART station. The “I am Not a Monster” ads are a …

Stress, hostility rising in American high schools in Trump era, new UCLA report finds

Student anxiety and hostility on public high school campuses has worsened since Donald Trump became president and is affecting student learning, according to a new UCLA report.<p>More than half of public high school teachers in a nationally representative school sample reported seeing more students …

Women are being passed over for 'chief meteorologist' jobs at an alarming rate

When Doug Hill announced he was retiring in May, a chief meteorologist position was suddenly open in the D.C. television market. Hill, who was signing off from WJLA-ABC7, was something of a D.C. institution, delivering weather to the DMV for more than 30 years.<p>His departure saddened his fans and …

What is ‘edge-sorting’ and why did it cost a poker star $10 million in winnings?

Baccarat, the high-stakes card game popularized by the likes of James Bond and Frank Sinatra, is a game of luck, not skill. Unlike poker, it requires no intuition or creativity. And unlike blackjack, players don’t benefit from a well-rehearsed betting strategy. With a house advantage hovering just …

Kellogg's apologizes for lone brown corn pop on cereal box

Novelist Saladin Ahmed was looking at the back of a Corn Pops cereal box when he noticed a small but jarring detail.<p>The colorful illustration on the box depicted a chaotic scene of little yellow corn pop characters frolicking through a shopping mall.<p>But in the middle of the drawing, Ahmed spotted a …

Expert panel recommends new shingles vaccine that gives increased protection

A federal expert panel Wednesday recommended a new and more effective shingles vaccine to protect adults 50 and older from a painful rash that affects 1 in 3 people during their lifetime.<p>In a rare move, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices also recommended, by an 8-to-7 vote, that the …

Public Health

Email Archival is Required by HIPAA

Customers constantly inquire if Email Archival services are really required by HIPAA regulations. There is a great deal of confusion and uncertainty …

Why your email can never truly be deleted

Think that clicking “delete” will actually delete your email? Think again.<p>When a user “deletes” an email in the normal fashion, it becomes invisible …

Georgia lawmaker: Can people with HIV be 'legally' quarantined?

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> A Georgia state representative -- who is also an anesthesiologist and the wife of the former federal Health and Human Services secretary -- asked at a public hearing Tuesday about the legality of quarantining HIV patients to stop the spread of the virus that causes AIDS.<p>"What are we …

Jim Bakker Says God Will Punish You For Making Fun Of Him

"I warned you but you didn’t listen."<p>Jim Bakker has had it with his critics.<p>The disgraced televangelist is demanding that “mean people in America” who make fun of him stop watching his show, which is essentially an infomercial for his doomsday food mixed with predictions about an impending …

Alex Jones Melts Down Out Over Drag Queens Reading Books to Children

“They show up and they have their way with your children in demon outfits” Jones rages<p>InfoWars chief and noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones spent …

Alex Jones

Regulate Chariot, charge fair-market value for use of government property

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is an vital organization in The City’s efforts to combat climate change and income inequality. In …

Fox News turned an innocuous Jimmy Kimmel comment into an entire day of coverage.

For all that President Trump likes to blast the mainstream media for propagating “fake news,” his favorite network is itself fantastic at …

Republicans

White House denies Trump joked about Pence being anti-gay

The New Yorker reported that the president joked about Mike Pence's religiosity, drawing a rebuke from the White House.<p>The White House is hitting back at The New Yorker magazine after an explosive profile of Vice President Mike Pence, contesting an anecdote about President Donald Trump joking that …

Google Maps pulls cupcake calorie-counting feature after backlash

A new Google feature that may have seemed sweet quickly turned sour.<p>Google Maps recently tested a feature that showed users how many calories they could burn if they walked a route instead of driving it. To illustrate those calories, the app said how many mini-cupcakes a person would burn during …

Trump eyeing former drug firm executive Alex Azar for health and human services secretary

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical executive and a top health official during the George W. Bush administration, is now the leading candidate to head the Department of Health and Human Services, two Republicans briefed on the matter said Tuesday.<p>Azar served a decade at …

Fallen soldier's mother: 'Trump did disrespect my son'

The mother of a soldier killed in an ambush in Africa said Wednesday that President Trump “did disrespect my son” with remarks in a condolence telephone call.<p>Sgt. La David T. Johnson’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, told The Washington Post that she was present during the call from the White House …

Donald Trump

‘Excessive force’: Judge rules in favor of children who were handcuffed at school

A Kentucky sheriff’s deputy who handcuffed an 8-year-old boy and 9-year-old girl at school violated the children’s constitutional rights, a federal judge ruled, labeling the move “excessive force” and an unnecessary reaction to their misbehavior.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union, <b></b>which filed the …

Special Education

With midnight raids and chat-room traps, Egypt launches sweeping crackdown on gay community

CAIRO — A crackdown on gay people in Egypt intensified in recent days as security forces raided cafes in downtown Cairo and courts delivered harsh prison sentences, further driving the nation's LGBT community underground.<p>More than 60 people have been arrested, human rights activists said, since a …

Human Rights

Google Maps removes cupcake counter after 'fat shaming' backlash

When Google rolled out a new test feature for its iOS Maps app, it no doubt thought it was helping users stay healthy. Instead, it succeeded in making some very angry.<p>The tool let people know how many calories they would burn if they walked from Point A to Point B instead of driving.<p>Calorie …

Rep. Tom Marino: Drug czar nominee and the opioid industry’s advocate in Congress

Tom Marino is a four-term Republican member of the House who represents a district in northeastern Pennsylvania that has been hard-hit by the opioid crisis. Yet Marino also has been a friend on Capitol Hill of the giant drug companies that distribute the pain pills that have wreaked so much …

Pharma

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year, only a spelling error stopped them. They were digitally looting an account of the Bangladesh Central Bank, when bankers grew suspicious about a withdrawal request that had misspelled “foundation” as …

North Korea

The Catholic Church knew he was an abuser, but helped him get a job in public schools

Time and again, the record shows, Brother Edward "Chris" Courtney was accused of child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic schools where he taught, and the church responded by moving him to another jurisdiction.<p>That makes his case similar to those of hundreds of other priests and brothers who …