In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...

Today is Election Day in the US, and there is a lot at stake. Thanks to a series of garbage rulings by the Supreme Court, there is also a lot of money at stake care of people trying to buy elections.

[Content Note: Illness; death] Damn: "A fresh outbreak of Ebola in a part of Sierra Leone where the virus was thought to have been contained has raised fears of a new, uncontrolled infection chain that could send the death toll soaring. A Red Cross ambulance team was sent to the remote district of Koinadugu, which had prided itself on being the only area to have kept Ebola at bay, from on Tuesday to urgently collect 30 corpses for medical burial."

[CN: Homophobia] Aggressive homophobia in Russia: "A memorial to Apple Inc founder Steve Jobs has been dismantled in the Russian city of St. Petersburg after the man who succeeded him at the helm of the company, Tim Cook, came out as gay." The company who erected the memorial cited "the need to abide by a law combating 'gay propaganda.'" Fucking hell.

[CN: Police brutality; racism] Police officers have been absolved of killing Darrien Hunt, the 22-year-old black Utah man who was shot and killed because he was carrying a sword while cosplaying: "Utah prosecutors announced on Monday that officers were justified in fatally shooting a young man who was wielding a sword as part of a Japanese anime costume. Two Saratoga Springs officers feared for their lives and the safety of others in the bustling shopping centre where the encounter occurred when they fired seven shots at 22-year-old Darrien Hunt on 10 September, the Utah County attorney, Jeff Buhman, said in a news conference on Monday." Rage. Seethe. Boil.

RIP Tom Magliozzi.

Neat! "Astronomers may have found out exactly what a certain thin, bizarre object at the center of our galaxy might be. They've discovered that this object isn't a hydrogen gas cloud, but may instead be a pair of binary stars that is orbiting the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy."

At this link, you will find a picture of Tom Hardy kissing a puppy. You're welcome.

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