Reuters photog Jim Urquhart captured this surreal photograph of Eric Parker, who lives in central Idaho, aiming his gun from a bridge as pro-states' rights protesters assemble at the Bureau of Land Management base camp in Bunkerville, Nevada. The Atlantic has a good explainer on the case, which involves rancher Cliven Bundy not paying grazing fees to the BLM, and now essentially squatting his "ancestral land" with support from a lot of very angry white people with guns. This is militia culture in the United States.
Almost 11 months since Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd for trying to pass a counterfeit bill, Chauvin was found guilty on all charges, including second degree murder. Here are just a few of the early reactions that were posted on Twitter. READ THE REST
Last week Rodney Reese, an 18-year-old black man, was arrested in Plano, Texas for walking home from his job at Walmart. Police had received a call that a black man with short sleeves was walking through the snow. For that high crime he was "investigated" and then charged with "being a pedestrian in the roadway,"… READ THE REST
The Girl and the Fig, a popular "inventive" (as Fodor's called it) French restaurant in Sonoma, California, was displeased with a server who wore a Black Lives Matter mask to work. They told her she wasn't allowed to wear it on the job, so she quit. "I know how it feels to walk around in… READ THE REST
It seems like the easiest project you could conceive. Just take a picture of a watch, or a baseball card, or a hamburger so you can put it up on your website and try to sell it. Now … ask any small business owner, eBay seller, or any of the thousands of online retailers about… READ THE REST
Did you use to have one of those torchiere floor lamps in your college dorm room? Or is there one standing vigilantly next to you now as you read this? Those straight, upright lamps found their way into every home, almost like they were part of some Invasion of the Body Snatchers-style alien takeover scenario.… READ THE REST
The biggest frustration most Bluetooth speaker owners face is when they realize their speaker is completely inadequate for serious booming. They may be perfectly fine for casual, indoor listening, but if you're taking the speaker outside or trying to boost your tunes over the dull roar of a party, you'll need extra horsepower on the… READ THE REST