Fans urging a Borderlands 3 boycott after YouTuber says its publishers harassed him

BorderlandsBorderlands 3The boycott is in response to representatives from the games publishers, 2k Games and Take-Two Interactive, allegedly harassing a YouTuber for what they constitute as leaking information about the game. Only that information was already publicly available. Borderlands 3The trailer inadvertently showed the names of tester accounts for this feature. BorderlandsOn July 25, SupMatto alleges that two private investigators contracted by Take-Two Interactive and 2K Games came to his house to discuss various things relating to [his] channel. He says they questioned him about various leaks that he discussed in uploaded content. The details regarding this incident are outlined in a video uploaded Tuesday by SupMatto, where he aims to break the silence on the whole ordeal. However, some …

The whole child separation travesty is pointless

(CNN)Over the course of this summer, the American people — across party lines — have shown that they reject the hate and dehumanization of immigrants that appears to have motivated last weekend’s mass shooting in El Paso. Many are outraged over the cruel neglect of children in custody along the border — child abuse as immigration policy — and this has spurred Congress to exercise some much-needed oversight. With senators and representatives home for the August recess, the American people have a pivotal opportunity to demand change now.

In seeking to control Kashmir, Modi may look to China’s actions in Xinjiang and Tibet

Hong Kong (CNN)The gleaming white bullet train whips through the Chinese countryside, past endless construction sites and new towns. Kashmir and Xinjiang share many similarities. Both have long been regions of disputed sovereignty, where a predominantly Muslim minority has pushed against control by a non-Muslim state, and both are now facing increased pressure in countries once committed to multiethnic pluralities that have taken a turn for majoritarian assimilation. Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang have been minoritized in many cities and faced increased competition for jobs from Han migrants. At the same time, they have been subjected to draconian surveillance and policing, with up to 2 million people detained in what critics call “re-education camps,” according to expert estimates. Uyghur activists have …

Former ABC Star Names Her Alleged Sexual Harasser & Assaulter In New Post – Perez Hilton

As we reported, Afton Williamson revealed this week she decided to leave the ABC show ahead of its second season because of the problematic environment on set.  She claimed: The RookieNeither Grosse, who guest starred as Detective Kevin Wolfe in five episodes of the series, nor Ciganovich have publicly responded to Williamson’s accusations. She added: The 34-year-old also thanked her followers for the overwhelming support she’s received since announcing her exit from the series, writing:  In a statement following Williamson’s initial post, ABC revealed The Rookie’s production company eOne had launched an independent investigation that is ongoing. Network execs say they’re waiting for the investigation to be completed before making any decisions regarding the accused employees.  To my Fans, my …

Texas Police Apologize After Officers Lead A Black Man Through The Streets By Rope – Perez Hilton

Civil rights leaders, politicians, and decent human beings are outraged at police in Galveston, Texas after two officers on horseback unnecessarily led a man through the streets by a rope following his arrest on Saturday. A photo of the incident started circulating on social media over the weekend and sparked major backlash, prompting the department to issue an apology on Monday night. i“We understand the negative perception of this action and believe it is most appropriate to cease the use of this technique.”  Uh… ya think? Galveston Police Chief Vernon Hale told press that while this transportation technique isn’t unusual for handling something like crowd control, the officers in Neely’s case showed “poor judgment” and should’ve waited for vehicle transport. …

BA flight evacuated after smoke filled cabin

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGayle Fitzpatrick filmed the evacuation of the Airbus A321 after the cabin filled with smoke A British Airways flight has been evacuated after smoke filled the cabin shortly before landing. The airline confirmed an “incident” on flight BA422 which departed London Heathrow at 15:10 BST on Monday and has now landed in Valencia. Passenger Rachel Jupp, who was with her children, told BBC News smoke filled the cabin “very quickly” about 10 minutes before its scheduled landing. BA has apologised to passengers on board the aircraft, an Airbus A321. It added that its staff were assisting customers in the airport terminal. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An A321 plane similar to …

Police officer slashed in ‘frenzied’ machete attack

Image Copyright @thehugodesigns @thehugodesigns Report Report The vehicle had initially failed to stop but the driver then suddenly pulled over got out and injured the officer, the force said. Insp Julia James, from North East Command Unit, said: “This was a sudden and brutal attack on a uniformed officer carrying out their duties. “What began as a routine vehicle stop has transformed very quickly and unexpectedly into an unprovoked attack with a weapon.” A man, aged in his 50s, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of GBH and taken to an east London police station for questioning. In the wake of the attack, pictures posted on social media showed a heavy police presence in the Leyton area. Police said …

Cloudflare will stop service to 8chan, which CEO Matthew Prince describes as a cesspool of hate

Website infrastructure and security services provider Cloudflare will stop providing service to 8chan, wrote Matthew Prince in a blog post, describing the site as a “cesspool of hate.” Service will be terminated as of midnight Pacific Time. “The rationale is simple: they have proven themselves to be lawless and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic deaths,” wrote Prince. “Even if 8chan may not have violated the letter of the law in refusing to moderate their hate-filled community, they have created an environment that revels in violating its spirit.” The decision was made after the suspect in this weekend’s mass shooting at El Paso posted a lengthy racist and anti-immigration “manifesto” to 8chan almost immediately before the attack, which killed at …

Deadly cliffside collapse underscores California’s climate-fueled crisis

Tragedy in Encinitas comes as nearly 75% of states coastlines erode, endangering lives, homes, and infrastructure Three women were killed last week while sunning on a beach in Encinitas, California, when the bluff above them gave way. The sudden tragedy that befell Anne Clave; her mother, Julie Davis; and her aunt Elizabeth Cox, who had gathered at the resplendent coastline in the seaside community north of San Diego to celebrate Cox surviving cancer, made landslide on a San Francisco beach killed another beachgoer in 2019. Nearly three-quarters of Californias coastlines are actively eroding, putting lives, homes, roadways, railways, utilities and other infrastructure in danger. The cliffs have been crumbling since before the Arctic began melting, but natural geological collapse stands …

Germans kept up at night by noisy igelsex (thats hedgehog coupling)

Police called out to reports of nocturnal disturbances find hedgehogs having fun German emergency services called out to attend to nighttime disturbances are increasingly finding themselves confronted with copulating hedgehogs. People are calling 110 (the German equivalent of 999) to complain about noises they typically put down to neighbours having unacceptably loud sex or to injured animals crying out for help. The spread of the hashtag #igelsex (hedgehog sex) on social media reveals the disturbances sometimes have a less predictable source. Recently police in Augsburg were called to a primary school one night after suspicious noises were heard in the playground and a security light was activated. Only after the caretaker had been dragged out of bed and several police …

CGI Influencers Are The Latest Weird Instagram Trend Betches

At this point, we all know about influencers. Whether you follow them religiously or think they’re total jokes, it’s no longer a novel idea that fashion bloggers and generic hot people are making a living off of Instagram. At this point, the influencer market is honestly pretty saturated, because we can only have so many people getting paid to shill their FabFitFun boxes. So if there isn’t room for any more actual influencers, where do we go next? Why not make fake influencers? Apparently someone already thought of this, because there are actually a surprising number of CGI influencers. Yup, it’s an actual thing. Who are these “people,” and just like, why? Let’s unpack. In this bizarre corner of the …

Scientists Find Source Of Mysterious Radioactive Cloud That Drifted Over Europe In 2017

In September 2017, a cloud of radioactive contamination sneaked across Europe, marking the most serious release of radioactive material since Fukushima in 2011. However, until recently, the source of this radioactive material had remained a point of contention. In a new study, an international team of scientists has now concluded that the freak radioactive spike can be traced back to southern Russia and was most likely the result of an accident at a nuclear reprocessing plant in the Ural Mountains. As reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of 70 experts from across Europe looked at 1,300 measurements of radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 from sites across the Eurasian continent. By their workings, between 250 and 400 terabecquerels of ruthenium-106 were released from …

Child thrown from Tate Modern is French national, police say

Teenager arrested as boy, six, remains in hospital in stable but critical condition The six-year old boy allegedly thrown from a viewing platform at Tate Modern was a French national visiting London with his family, the Metropolitan police have said. Police are appealing for witnesses who saw a male whose behaviour seemed out of place, suspicious or worrying to come forward. The young boy was found on a fifth-floor roof and treated at the scene before being taken to hospital. He remains in a stable but critical condition. A 17-year-old boy who had initially been detained by members of the public in the immediate aftermath of the incident was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in police custody. …

Cairo car bomb kills at least 20 outside hospital

Interior ministry blames Hasm group for blast that injured dozens near cancer institute Twenty people have been killed and 47 injured after a car bomb collided with other vehicles, triggering an explosion outside a cancer hospital in central Cairo. The blast occurred around midnight local time on a road running alongside the Nile River in an area outside Egypts National Cancer Institute. Pictures taken just after the incident and said they were searching the Nile for additional victims who may have fallen in during the attack. In the morning, police and security officials watched over patients accessing the institute, where twisted metal, possibly from the bumper of a car, hung from the damaged facadeand broken glass and tiles covered the …

Florida Change Their Kill Iguanas “Whenever Possible” Policy After Pool Boy Mistaken For Lizard Gets Shot

Earlier this month, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued a statement urging people to “kill green iguanas on their own property whenever possible.” “Green iguanas (Iguana iguana) are an invasive species in Florida and are not native to our state,” they explained in a now-updated website post. “They can cause considerable damage to infrastructure, including seawalls and sidewalks. This species is not protected in Florida except by anti-cruelty law.” The post went on to say that “the FWC encourages homeowners to humanely kill green iguanas on their own property whenever possible. Iguanas can also be killed year-round and without a permit on 22 public lands in south Florida,” Huffington Post reports. Unfortunately, some people appear to have embraced the directive to kill the invasive iguanas a …

Hecklers interrupt Cory Booker to yell at Bill de Blasio

The fireworks began early at tonights second round of the second Democratic presidential debate. During opening remarks, the crowd erupted into chants when Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) was speaking. The hecklers got so loud that the moderators temporarily halted the proceedings. Cory Booker's introduction is interrupted by a "Fire Pantaleo" chant. pic.twitter.com/3AqFKhZOkw — Contemptor (@TheContemptor) August 1, 2019 Turns out that they were shouting, Fire Pantaleo and were referring to Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner with a chokehold in 2014, yet another incident of a white officer killing an unarmed Black civilian that in recent years sparked protests and public debate. The heckling was actually directed at NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who spoke prior to …