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A newly released video shows Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith making a joke about attending a public hanging, CBS News reported.
In the video, released by the Louisiana news site Bayou Brief publisher Lamar White Jr. on Twitter this morning, Hyde-Smith is seen embracing cattle rancher Colin Hutchinson in front of a group in Tupelo, MS.
“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row,” she said, receiving laughs and an applause from the small, all-white crowd.
Mississippi has a history of racially motivated lynchings of black people–according to the NAACP’s website, between 1882 and 1968 the state had 581 of the total 4,743 lynchings in the United States, the highest number of any state. About 73 percent of the victims throughout the country were African-American.
Former first lady Michelle Obama reveals in her memoir, Becoming, why she didn’t smile during the inauguration of Donald Trump, The Hill reports.
In the book, Michelle wrote after spending eight years in the White House, the former first lady recounts how she felt during the inauguration, and talks about the moment of transition, and the dawning realization that her husband’s successor is indeed Donald Trump.
During former President Barack Obama’s inauguration, Michelle writes in Becoming, there was a celebratory feeling, a feeling of joy. During the inauguration of Donald Trump, however, the was none of that, she claims. Although Barack’s aides warned the former first lady that not smiling during the inauguration would be considered bad optics, she claims to have found her own way to adjust to the situation.
Neil Young is flaming mad and torched the “so called” president with incendiary comments that fanned the flames of climate politics.
In HuffPost article “Rock Legend Neil Young Scorches ‘So-Called President’ Trump Over Wildfires,” the explanation for the outburst was made clear.
“Last week, Trump blamed the fire damage on ‘gross mismanagement’ of forests in California and threatened to cut off federal funding. In response, Young slammed ‘our so-called president,’ saying the real reason wasn’t mismanagement, but climate change.”
Young was already emotional about the wildfire as he lost his home in the blaze. So it is easy to see why he got more than a little hot under the collar when the president blamed the fire on the state’s mismanagement, and by implication, blaming the victims who elected the state government in the first place.
Young cites climate change as the real culprit.
Five-year-old Charlie Proctor from Accrington, Lancashire, was diagnosed with a rare cancerous tumor in 2016 that required him to undergo a liver transplant. His parents, Amber Schofield and Ben Proctor, immediately started a campaign to raise money to take their little boy to the U.S. to receive treatment for the hepatoblastoma.
But in October, they shared on their Facebook page Charlie’s Chapter that doctors had finally given them the news they had been dreading: Charlie had just weeks left to live. At the time this news came, Schofield and Proctor were already planning for his last Christmas this year and his last birthday in April, but the rug was ripped out from under them when doctors told them he would likely have six weeks to live at most.
A “rare” shark nursery of staggering proportions has been spotted deep under the ocean’s surface off the coast of Ireland. Hailed as the biggest discovery of this kind ever made in Irish waters, the enormous shark nursery contains thousands of uncased shark eggs, which seem to belong to the Blackmouth catshark species (Galeus melastomus).
Commonly referred to as “mermaid purses,” the shark eggs were uncovered some 200 miles west of Ireland, hidden 750 meters (2,500 feet) deep beneath the surface. Uncovered during a three-week exploration of the deep-water coral reef systems in Ireland, the shark nursery was found nestled within a large reef — with the eggs laid on dead coral skeletons.
Alongside the massive number of shark eggs, marine biologists also sighted a large school of Blackmouth catsharks swarming above the reef — which prompted them to believe that the eggs were of the same species.
The Lions of Great War statue in Smethwick, Birmingham, was unveiled on November 4, just a week before the centenary commemoration of the end of World War I. The statue was commissioned by the Sikh temple Guru Nanak Gurdwara in the city in order to honor the thousands of Indian soldiers who fought in both World Wars.
But less than a week later, the statue has already been vandalized, per Unilad.
On November 9, the words “sepoys no more” and “1 jarnoi” had been spray painted on the memorial, and the words “of the Great War” had been crossed out. “Sepoys” refers to Indians who served in either the British or other European militaries, while “jarnoi” is believed to refer to Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, a controversial figure who many saw as a terrorist wanting to create his own Sikh state.
West Midlands Police are investigating the vandalism and treating it as racially aggravated criminal damage.
There has been a lot of talk over the past few days about President Donald Trump’s decision to skip a memorial service in France that he was slated to attend, and now the French army seems to be having a little fun at the president’s expense. Trump reportedly skipped the event due to the weather and the French army’s Twitter page is pointing out that they aren’t intimidated by a little rain, seemingly a bit of trolling aimed toward Trump.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, President Donald Trump stayed at his hotel in Paris, France, on Saturday afternoon rather than attend the memorial service held to honor fallen American soldiers from World War I. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron still attended a memorial together that they had scheduled, as did Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
A couple who named their baby after Hitler and proudly posed for photos with him or her in front of Nazi flags has been convicted of belonging to a banned political party and of possessing banned printed material, Yahoo News is reporting.
Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, made international headlines last year when it was revealed that they gave their baby the middle name “Hitler.” The English couple, who both described themselves as proud Nazis, also posed for pictures with the baby in front of the Nazi flag. In other pictures, dad Thomas, who said he is proudly racist, posed in Ku Klux Klan (KKK) robes while holding the baby, whom he says he named in “admiration” for Adolf Hitler.
Cambridge Analytica is back in the news. And that means Facebook and social media, in general, are the subjects of close scrutiny. As much as Mark Zuckerberg would like to be done apologizing for the Cambridge Analytica kerfuffle, it is not going away any time soon. In fact, in their piece called “Should social media be regulated? Support seen at Web Summit for protecting user data,” USA Today reports on the testimony of a former Cambridge Analytica researcher turned whistleblower, Christopher Wylie.
“‘Facebook, it has so much power at its disposal, it is making a digital clone of our society,’ he said to British newscaster Krishnan Guru Murthy in a panel last Tuesday afternoon. He compared Facebook’s conquest of social media to European colonizers’ conduct across Asia, Africa, and Latin America, calling it ‘our generation’s East India Company.'”
California Firefighters Union president Brian Rice has some stern words for Donald Trump, after the president recently took to Twitter to blame the recent spate of California fires on the state itself.
As DeadState reports, Rice has decreed that firefighters “and the communities in this state deserve an apology” after Trump made his controversial statements, going on to call the president an idiot.
“You’re an idiot. And you should have never said that, and you should take the time before you speak. Words are very powerful.”
It should be noted that after brush fires initially began in Southern California, Donald Trump agreed to provide federal funds to help firefighters in their battle against the fierce blazes. However, not long after the president’s response, he issued a scathing post on Twitter that placed the blame for the fires squarely on poor forest management.
By now, most people have probably read about the vicious California wildfires plaguing areas of both Northern and Southern California. The fires have reportedly become so widespread that firefighters have been working around the clock – sometimes 24-hour shifts – to contain the smoldering blazes.
The workload is now so overwhelming that California firefighters have formed an unconventional partnership with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation by enlisting the help of inmate firefighters. While most people would likely find the partnership to be a courageous act of service, according to Newsweek, the inmate firefighter partnership has actually sparked a heated debate.
Juelle Grant from Schenectady, New York, discovered that an old iPhone feature is a new way of getting in trouble with the law. According to reporting from appleinsider, she was already a suspect in a drive-by shooting.
“Police suspect Juelle Grant as the driver in the Oct. 23 shooting, which had no injuries, according to the Daily Gazette. Grant is also accused of hiding the shooter’s identity, and removing the gun used… The iPhone was seized as evidence in the case, but police say that shortly after she triggered the remote wipe, an option available via Find My iPhone in iCloud. Normally the tool is intended for people with lost or stolen devices.”
While the investigation into the shooting is still ongoing, the police were able to charge Grant with two counts of physical evidence tampering, and one count of interfering with prosecution. According to court documents, the defendant was fully aware of what she was doing when she wiped the phone.
Rich Egan, the co-founder of rock music label Vagrant Records, is currently selling T-shirts and posters to raise money for those who have been affected by the deadly wildfires, frequently known as the Woolsey Fire, moving through Southern California. All profits from the merchandise, which bears the phrase “I believe in California,” will be given to organizations aiding victims in the affected areas.
Egan, a native of Southern California, decided he wanted to help the cause after watching footage of the fires last week, according to Billboard. He quickly designed a black shirt, along with a matching 12 x 18 silkscreened poster, featuring a bear over the state of California and a cluster of pine trees with gray, ash-like edges. The shirt is now available for $20 on ibelieveincalifornia.com.
In a statement about his fundraiser, Egan said that he believes in putting what you stand for on a t-shirt because it’s “simple, powerful, and to the point.”
Apple’s T2 chip is one of the most interesting advancements to the Mac in a long time. It is a product of Apple’s in-house chip development for iOS devices. It first made its way to the Mac last year when Apple introduced the iMac Pro starting at $5,000.
This year, Apple migrated the T2 chip down the Mac line. The 2018 MacBook Air and 2018 Mac mini both received a T2 infusion. But rather than focus on the many benefits afforded by the chip, some are upset about what has been taken away. According to The Verge, “Apple confirms its T2 security chip blocks some third-party repairs of new Macs.”
African swine fever virus has been detected in uncooked, pork-filled dumplings that a Chinese tourist brought to Japan amid growing concerns over the spread of the highly contagious animal disease.
The virus was detected in October in a Chinese man’s luggage when he landed at Tokyo Haneda Airport of Japan. According to a report by the Daily Mail, the virus has swept through the pig population across the globe, including Eastern Europe and China.
Per an earlier report by the Inquisitr, as of August 1, the virus was reported to have spread in seven Chinese provinces and the outbreak killed about 400,000 pigs, thus threatening to disrupt the $128 billion pork industry. With no vaccine currently available to prevent the disease, China has been struggling to control the lethal virus from spreading among its 433 million pig population.
Walt Disney World is supposed to be a magical place where people go to have fun and forget their problems, but reality is still something that seeps in. A female guest recently visited Epcot and ended up having the police called on her after she was seen dragging a child through a bathroom in the park. After police arrived, her aggression only grew and things became worse to the point where she dented a cop car with her head.
Click Orlando reported that last week, 34-year-old Sara Villar was in Epcot with her children when another guest witnessed something disturbing. Villar was dragging her child by a harness that was attached to the body of the child.
Shannon air traffic control in Ireland received a strange call at 6:47 a.m. local time Friday morning. It was a British Airways pilot…and he was looking at a UFO.
The pilot saw something “moving so fast,” and asked if there were military exercises being conducted in the area, according to the BBC.
The pilot was performing a pretty routine flight from Montreal in Canada to London’s Heathrow Airport. She said she saw a “very bright light” after the aircraft came up toward the left side of her plane. Then, the object “rapidly veered to the north.”
UFO investigated in Ireland after multiple aircraft sightings pic.twitter.com/dEcA7XeoMc
— kecks (@kecksjamieson) November 13, 2018
A second pilot, this one flying a Virgin plane, also spotted something bizarre in the sky at the same time. He saw “multiple objects following the same sort of trajectory,” and also noticed how bright the objects were.
Travis Jordan had been living with a friend, Paul Johnson, and his wife at their home in Minneapolis until Friday last week. That was when Johnson became concerned for his friend’s mental wellbeing, and called the cops to do a wellness check on him. Sadly, the intervention of the police ended in unthinkable tragedy as yet another man lost his life to a police shooting.
According to The Root, Johnson’s concern stemmed from the fact that 36-year-old Jordan had been suffering from depression and anxiety, but had not been taking any medication for his issues. In his call to 911 dispatch on Friday afternoon, he explained that Jordan was instead trying to drink his troubles away.
Somehow, instead of checking on the man whose friend was so concerned about his health, the police who responded to the call fired multiple shots, killing Jordan on the front lawn of Johnson’s home.
Kylie Jenner has been rocking long blonde locks for a few months, but it seems like the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is ready to go back to her brunette days as she posted a major throwback photo on social media.
In her latest raunchy Instagram post, Kylie is seen striking a sexy pose while wearing only a cheetah-print lace bra and a silver sparkly mini-skirt, which shows off her incredible hourglass figure. The 21-year-old put on a busty display and flaunted her toned abs in what appears to be a pre-baby snap, yet the most striking difference is that Kylie is sporting her natural dark locks as she poses for the photos. Her 119 million fans seem to agree that she should go back to her natural look, as she racy picture racked up over one million likes and more than 6,000 comments in just a couple of hours.
Several factors led to Democratic gains in last week’s elections, especially in the House of Representatives. Some gun-violence prevention organizations are also claiming that their efforts helped pave the way to many of those wins.
Giffords PAC, for instance, a political action committee formed by former Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (who herself was a victim of a mass shooting event in her home district several years ago), cited its own successes in suggesting Americans want stricter rules for gun sales and ownership. Ninety-five of the candidates endorsed by the organization won office last Tuesday.
Everytown for Gun Safety, another gun control organization, similarly said that they saw good outcomes for most of the candidates they endorsed. More than four-in-five of their endorsements won their contests last week, according to reporting from National Public Radio.