Bryan Kazragis

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Jaromir Jagr blackmailed with photo, could not care less about it

Jaromir Jagr was blackmailed with a photo of him in bed with an 18-year-old woman. His response: to not care at all.<p>Jaromir Jagr, 43, has reached …

Exclusive: 'Putin's banker' Pugachev files $12 billion claim against Russia

PARIS (Reuters) - Sergei Pugachev, a tycoon once dubbed “Putin’s banker”, said on Tuesday that he had filed a $12 billion compensation claim against Russia for carving up his business empire after he fell out of favor with the president.<p>Pugachev, who said his fortune was once worth $15 billion, …

Russia

David Suzuki's Fukushima Warning Is Dire And Scary (VIDEO)

David Suzuki has issued a scary warning about Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, saying that if it falls in a future earthquake, it's "bye bye Japan" …

Sorry Religions, Human Consciousness Is Just a Consequence of Evolution

Are we ordained by our creator or are we just delusional lumps of carbon and guts? Neuroscientist Michael Graziano concludes something closer to latter. But it’s not delusion that makes our brains aware. It’s a highly functional adaptive strategy.<p><i>Image via Flickr</i><p>There’s a goofy neurological trick …

Humanity

Is the Big 3 telecom 'Fair for Canada' campaign working?

Campaign by Bell, Rogers and Telus sparking some backlash<p>For several weeks now, the big three telecommunication firms — Bell, Rogers and Telus — have …

Canada

Nerdshumor.com

• Gross Jokes<br>• Best Funny Jokes<br>• Funny Humor Jokes<br>• Police Jokes<br>• Free Short Jokes<br>• Free Cool Jokes<br>• Intelligent Jokes<p>Related Links: Gross Jokes Best Funny Jokes …

Jokes

Lavabit founder, under gag order, speaks out about shutdown decision | Ars Technica

Levison built e-mail "by geeks, for geeks"—and then turned off 410,000 accounts.<p>Ladar Levison took 10 years to build his company—and he's 32, making …

Every Important Person In Bitcoin Just Got Subpoenaed By New York's Financial Regulator

Things are getting serious for Bitcoin this month: a federal judge declared it real money, Bloomberg gave it an experimental ticker (XBT), and New York’s financial regulator announced an interest in regulating it. Declaring Bitcoin “a virtual Wild West for narcotraffickers and other criminals,” the …

Mars food study researchers emerge from dome

Six researchers have spent the past four months living in a small dome on a barren Hawaii lava field at almost 2,440 metres, trying to figure out …

The VICE Guide to Partying

Party hosting isn't something one can just dive into headlong and willy-nilly. You don't throw a baby into the deep end of an Olympic pool with five-pound weights tied to its tiny legs (unless you want it to die), do you? As a partymeister, you have to...<p><i>Photos by Vito Fun</i><p>Party hosting isn't …

Loneliness

I Used to Be a Scientologist, Now I Help People Out of Cults by Smoking Weed

Dennis Erlich was the original guy who exposed the craziness of Scientology on the internet. A member since 1967 and later a minister, he started to rebel against the church in the mid-80s. Now he runs a support group to help people out of cults...<p>Dennis Erlich (<i>pictured above, in a weird hat</i>) was …

Cannabis

Three Whistleblowers Talk About Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning

The US government's pursuit of those who break rank to expose its secrets has emerged as the dominant narrative of this decade's war for information. I thought I'd speak to a trio of high-profile whistleblowers who know all about the repercussions of...<p><i>Bradley Manning (photo via) and Edward Snowden</i> …

Surveillance

If You Liked '1984,' You'll Love 2013!

On Sunday, the grassroots organization Restore the Fourth rallied activists across the country for the second time this year to protest the National Security Agency’s dragnet-style surveillance programs and their violations of the Fourth Amendment. The...<p>On Sunday, the grassroots organization …

Surveillance

It's Now Possible to Hire Fake Protesters

Crowds on Demand, as the name suggests, is a company that will organize a crowd for you, on demand. Last week, they organized a fake protest in Los Angeles to raise awareness for mental health issues on behalf of a charity. I went along and had a chat...<p><i>Fake protesters marching in Los …

Amanda Bynes

The Demise of Lavabit and Silent Circle Means Your Emails Will Never Be Safe from the Government

This week, two encrypted email providers shut down their services, and that’s very bad news if you’d rather the government didn’t read your emails. Clearly, the right to buy and sell on the free market and the right to privacy only apply to people who...<p><i>The NSA's headquarters in Maryland. Photo …

Privacy

Billy Rohan Left Florida to Create Illuminati Videos

This week, I caught up with my forever friend, the pro skateboard personality and filmmaker Billy Rohan. After spending a year in Florida to gather his thoughts, he’s back in New York City to launch a new video series called Illumignarly.<p>This week, I caught up with my forever friend, the Mason, pro …

Skateboarding

The Panickers

You can always tell who can't hang from the way they react to someone offering them weed. They get that “I’m not falling for that again” look in their eyes and put their hand up. I always have to ask them why. These are the responses I usually get...<p>Image of wuss who probably can't handle weed via …

Piers Morgan

There Are So Many Other Reasons to Hate the Olympics

With the Sochi Winter Olympics only six months away, denizens of the internet, media pundits, and LGBTQ activists have engaged in a fiery debate over whether or not Western nations should boycott the games in protest of Russia’s new antigay legislation...<p><i>An extremely hetero pageant to celebrate the</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

The Government Wants the Media to Stop Covering Barrett Brown

Barrett Brown has been sitting in prison, without trial, for almost a year. In case you haven’t followed his case, the 31-year-old journalist is facing a century of prison time for sharing a link that contained, within an archive of 5 million emails...<p><i>Image via Nikki Loehr</i><p>Barrett Brown has been …

Surveillance

When Are We Going to Finally Colonize Space?

The Earth is doomed, and the only question is how long humanity has left. Fortunately, we have options: in the past few years there’s been a flurry of potentially habitable planets discovered. To learn more about our future on other planets, we talked...<p><i>Image courtesy of ESO/L. Calçada</i><p><i>The Earth is</i> …

Universe

20 lies the Libs told you

With five provincial by-elections on Aug. 1, now’s the time to remember that the most reliable indicator of future political performance is past …

Canada

Bagram: The Other Guantanamo

The American government is still holding about 60 prisoners without charge at the Afghan prison<p>The months-long hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay has …

Afghanistan

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

Insects