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No, the Chinese internet did not somehow get re-routed to a small house in Wyoming

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>If you were reading some of the major tech-news sites on Wednesday — including the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Washington Post</i> tech blogs …

From bullied child to transgender woman: my coming of age

I've just got off the phone with one of my childhood bullies. He used to call me names and hit me on the way home from school, but we're friends now. He's slightly in awe of my life today and, to be honest, so am I. This year has been intense. I have served as assistant editor of Gay Times, debuted …

A Transgender, Life-Affirming, Punk-Rock Survival Guide for Everybody

Transgender Dysphoria Blues, the ferocious new record from Against Me!, still sounds optimistic as its sings of suicide and struggles with identity.<p>The cover of Against Me!'s sixth studio album—the first since frontwoman Laura Jane Grace came out as transgender after spending most of her life as …

25 weird job interview questions

All job candidates should be prepared to “tell me about yourself” and “explain why you’re a good fit” for their desired position. But there are some interview questions that simply can’t be anticipated.<p>Glassdoor shares the weirdest of the weird with its annual list of 25 oddball interview …

Street Style Report: Mixed and Matched in the Mission

Not only is <b>Gary Lau</b> a daily do-gooder (working hard for a local non-profit helping the elderly and critically ill), he also pairs up his wardrobe …

Can Everyone Stop Freaking Out Over Which Bathroom Transgender People Use?

There's a major political battle over California's School Success and Opportunity Act right now that makes trans rights the focus of a national culture war between religious right and liberal left.<p>There's a crazy right wing conspiracy against transgender people and it's just turned …

Legalizing Pot Makes Police Departments Poorer

Property seized in drug raids can help fund police operations, but now that marijuana is legal in Washington and Colorado there are going to be fewer drug raids, which means fewer seizures, which means less money for the cops. Good.<p><i>Washington state cops may have to deal with budget cuts thanks to</i> …

Is The Choice To Use Drugs A Human Right?

The International Network of People who Use Drugs not only believe that the prosecution of drug users is a violation of their human rights, but that by ending the global prohibition of drugs we can reduce crime, disease, and mortalities in the...<p><i>Image via</i><p>There's no arguing that every year drug use …

Unpaid Interns with Guns

It's become standard practice for police departments around the country to get volunteers to help patrol communities and enforce laws. Some of these unpaid positions are full-time—some of them even require the officers to carry guns. Does this sound...<p><i>Auxiliary officers, as volunteer NYPD cops are</i> …

FOX Bankrupted a 23-Year-Old Canadian Pirate for Running a 'Simpsons' Streaming Site

We talked to Nick, the 23-year-old man who was ordered to pay FOX $10.5 million dollars for running websites such as "Watch <i>The Simpsons</i> Online."<p><i>Via Motherboard/The Simpsons</i><p>On January 5, in a new episode of <i>The Simpsons</i>, everyone’s favorite yellow-skinned family tackled the issue of copyright …

I Went On a Police Ride-Along in San Francisco's Worst Neighborhood

The Tenderloin is San Francisco's most notorious neighborhood. It's as close as you can get to an open-air drug market in one of America's wealthiest cities. The police there have a friendly, yet parental relationship with the residents.<p>A woman in jeans was cuffed to a metal railing inside San …

Drinking the Black Death

Iceland's spirit, Brennivín, aka the "Black Death," is a beverage that has never been exported out of the country. One man, however, has found a way to import it into the US so that Americans can sip on the schnapps that tastes more like licorice than...<p><i>Iceland at night via.</i><p>My friend Einar is a …

An LA Man Dragged a Puppy Until It Bled Because It "Refused to Walk"

The puppy was dragged on January 3. Then the story got passed around by angry internet people until the LAPD's Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACTF) got wind of it, zeroed in on the accused perpetrator, and made an arrest.<p><i>image via</i><p>Dossey James, a 28-year-old Los Angeles resident is in custody after the …

The Director of 'American Hustle' Said Jennifer Lawrence Is Treated Like a Slave

David O. Russell, the auteur behind Best Picture Oscar nominee <i>American Hustle</i>, told a journalist that Jennifer Lawrence's work on the Hunger Games movies is like "12 years of slavery." He apologized, but not before I called the police to save J...<p><i>Photo via Flickr User</i> …

Under Fire with the Toughest Men in Afghanistan

I went to Sangin, Afghanistan, which overlooks the world’s most productive poppy fields, to see what life was like for the US Marines and Afghan forces fighting the Taliban for control of the region.<p>The back hatch of our bird gaped like a big hungry mouth—its tethered machine-gunner leaning out …

Aircraft Carriers Are the Ultimate Weapons (of Peace)

For the past few weeks, several world powers have been attempting to one-up each other in a series of aircraft-carrier photo ops. The purpose: to remind each other that war would be a really bad idea.<p><i>US, Italian, and French aircraft carriers. Photo via</i><p>For the past few weeks, China, India, France, …

Our Obsession with "No Kill" Shelters Might Be Harming Animals

A shelter isn't a pound; it's a place where animals can stay forever, right? A recent lawsuit in Maryland is the latest event bucking the trend by painting a picture of a shelter manager's no-kill obsession that led to alleged acts of unthinkable...<p><i>image via Flickr User T3I Eric</i><p>There's an ugly …

Is It OK for a Journalist to Reveal the Birth Gender of a Trans Person?

Grantland columnist Caleb Hannan outed the creator of a new golf putter who happened to be transgender. That revelation led her to commit suicide, and is yet another example of people being unwilling to respect the privacy of the trans community.<p>Here begins a mysterious tale, a remarkable turn of …

Why I'm Over Dabbing

In itself, dabbing is a pretty innovative way of ingesting cannabis, and it gets you high as absolute fuck. I’m glad that it exists as an option, but its half-baked delivery systems make me think twice about making it a habit.<p>I discovered dabbing about a year ago, and since then I’ve seen the …

Oakland woman loses 2 sons to homicide in 3 weeks

When her 13-year-old son, Lee Weathersby III, was slain in East Oakland on New Year's Eve, Dinyal New was comforted by loved ones including her other child, 19-year-old Lamar Broussard, who remarked that Lee "was so perfect that he was too good to be true."<p>Now she is preparing to bury a son for the …

Protesters block tech buses before SFMTA meeting

Anti-gentrification protesters again blocked tech buses carrying workers out of San Francisco on Tuesday morning. This time, just after 9 a.m., they blocked a pair of shuttles downtown, near Eighth and Market streets and close to City Hall, where later in the day city transportation leaders are …

Study: 40 percent of S.F. shuttle riders would move without chartered bus service

If tech companies didn’t provide bus service from San Francisco to Silicon Valley, 40 percent of riders would move closer to work, a UC Berkeley study found.<p>That’s an eye-popping statistic — and one you’re bound to hear a lot today given that the MTA board will discuss this afternoon a …

Ken Kesey's Furthur bus on new trip - to restoration

It was one of the glorious symbols of the laid-back, acid-laced '60s in Northern California. Now, half a century later, Ken Kesey's psychedelic bus, with its quixotic name "Furthur," has been rescued from an Oregon swamp and is on its way to restoration, minus the LSD that fueled its passengers so …

Buyer beware: That iPad might be a flooring tile

Police in the Central Valley are warning thrifty electronics consumers about scam artists selling fake iPads and flat screen televisions that appear to be the real deal — at least until the bubble wrap comes off.<p>Investigators in Ceres, a Stanislaus County city south of Modesto, say they have …

2 fatal CHP shootings in Oakland in 24 hours

<b>(01-21) 23:45 PST OAKLAND</b> -- A California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a suspect in East Oakland on Tuesday night, the agency's second fatal shooting in the city in less than 24 hours, authorities said.<p>The latest incident happened when an officer reported shooting a suspect near 54th and …

BART police officer shot dead by colleague in Dublin

A seemingly routine mission by BART police to gather evidence at a robbery suspect's apartment in Dublin went horribly wrong Tuesday when one of the …

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