Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” brings strangers together on NYC subway‬ station (Full Video)

On Sunday this video was shared on social media showing dozens of people getting down to “Bodak Yellow” while waiting for the train in an NYC subway. “Play ‘Bodak Yellow’ anywhere and a party will start, guaranteed,” he tweeted. “@IAmCardiB brings the people together.”

And bring the people together she did!

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‪Bodak yellow brings commuters together on New York City subway‬

Cardi B is always the life of the party — even when she’s not physically present. http://newsflash.fyi

On Sunday this video was shared on social media showing dozens of people getting down to “Bodak Yellow” while waiting for the train in an NYC subway. “Play ‘Bodak Yellow’ anywhere and a party will start, guaranteed,” he tweeted. “@IAmCardiB brings the people together.”

And bring the people together she did!

Some stood on the outskirts of the crowd and gently bobbed their heads along to the beat while others put themselves out there and busted out moves as if they were auditioning for America’s Got Talent. Those who were too shy (or just didn’t feel like groovin’) pulled out their phones and shared the experience with friends.

The nearly 3-minute video is hands-down one of the most joyous things I’ve watched in recent weeks (in addition to videos of baby otters playing and bathing) and is a much-needed reminder that despite all of the terrible stories in the news — ranging from the growing list of men accused of sexual harassment and assault to the ongoing investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election — happiness can be as simple as listening to your favorite jam.
The internet loved it, too, with commenters celebrating both NYC and Cardi B, who is arguably Queen of the Bronx.

“Love seeing people coming together and enjoying themselves & I’m SO happy for @iamcardib !! Girl you did it,” one person wrote. Another chimed in, “Look at this unity. I’m literally walking down the aisle to this song.”

They sang, they danced, they made the world a brighter place.

Watch Edward Snowden’s Famous Remote Controlled TED 2014 Talk From Russia: “How we take back the internet”

Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” he say, “because you never know when you’re going to need them.” Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.

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Watch Donald Trump Jr Deadlift 375 Pounds Horribly Wrong; Internet Pays Tribute To His Poor Back

People are paying tribute to Donald Trump Jr’s back after seeing his poor form in deadlift video Trump’s son released.

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Waffle House Customer Turns Into Chef After Finding Staff Asleep (VIDEO)

A “slightly drunken” Waffle House customer from South Carolina decided to take matters into his own hands after he found the staff at the West Columbia outlet asleep early Thursday.

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Leaked Paradise Papers, secret financial documents of world elite, show ties between Russia and Trump, Queen Elizabeth offshore interests

What you need to know about the Paradise Papers: 

‘Paradise Papers’ investigation claims to expose Russia-Trump ties, Queen Elizabeth’s offshore interests

A trove of leaked documents made public Sunday purport to show financial ties between Russia and a member of President Trump’s cabinet.

They also reportedly show how state-run Russian companies funded large investments in Twitter and Facebook.

A staggering 13.4 million records revealed late Sunday under the “Paradise Papers” investigation conducted by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) claims to expose U.S. President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, secret dealings of the chief fundraiser for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the offshore interests of U.K. Queen Elizabeth and over 120 politicians around the world.

The leak, called the Paradise Papers, was revealed when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and its dozens of collaborating news outlets on Sunday published investigations related to them. The reporting partners included the New York Times, the Guardian and the BBC.

Paradise Papers reveal ties between Russia–Trump, Queen Elizabeth, secrets of world elite finances

The project, which is based on more than 13.4 million documents dated from 1950 to 2016, covers a large number of global corporations, government leaders, and prominent people and their use of offshore accounts to avoid taxes or otherwise hide ownership of assets.

The documents have not been independently reviewed by CNN.

The reporting is similar to the Panama Papers, which in 2016 exposed cases involving celebrities and business executives who reportedly moved large chunks of their wealth into offshore tax havens.

Several members of Trump’s inner circle, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, were mentioned in the papers. The Times, which mentioned both men, said there was “no evidence of illegality in any of their dealings.”

The consortium, meanwhile, noted in its reporting Sunday that there are legitimate uses for offshore companies and trusts.

“ICIJ does not intend to suggest or imply that any persons, companies or other entities have broken the law or otherwise acted improperly,” it said in a disclaimer posted online.

Journalists with access to the Paradise Papers noted in stories published Sunday that their contents will continue to make news in the coming days.

Here are some of the government officials and companies mentioned in the first wave of reporting.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

The New York Times reported that Trump’s commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, has retained a multimillion-dollar stake in Navigator, a shipping company whose top customers include the Russian energy firm Sibur.

Sibur’s owners include a member of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s family and a Russian oligarch, according to the Times, which also says the firm itself was created by the Russian government.

Another of Navigator’s clients is PDVSA, Venezuela’s state-run oil company, which Trump targeted with sanctions this year.

The Times reports that Ross held his stake in Navigator through a “chain of companies in the Cayman Islands.”

Related: Democrats want ethics probe of Wilbur Ross financial disclosures

The Times also says “much” of Ross’s wealth, which is estimated to total around $2 billion, is tied up in secretive offshore investments.

When Ross disclosed his finances earlier this year, he included Navigator as a company he intended to retain an interest in. But that document did not disclose how large his stake was because it was not required.

But that won’t help Ross escape political controversy.

Senator Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee that questioned Ross before his appointment, accused Ross of misleading the committee and the public by “concealing an ongoing financial relationship” with Russians.

“Inexcusable and intolerable,” Blumenthal said in a series of tweets Sunday. “Americans are owed answers on this Cabinet’s troubling failure to disclose links to Russian interests.”

The Commerce Department told CNN on Sunday that Ross was not involved with Navigator’s decision to do business with Sibur.

“Moreover, Secretary Ross has never met the Sibur shareholders referenced in this story and, until now, did not know of their relationship,” the agency said in a statement.

It added that Ross recuses himself from matters focused on transoceanic shipping vessels, though he has been supportive of the administration’s sanctions against “Russian and other entities.”

Twitter, Facebook and Russian money

The Times also reported that two state-run Russian companies secretly and indirectly poured millions of dollars into Twitter and Facebook.

Both of the transactions allegedly involved Yuri Milner, a Russian tech mogul who has business ties to Trump’s son-in-law, White House adviser Jared Kushner.

According to the Times, Milner invested in Cadre, a tech real estate company that was founded by Kushner and his brother. Milner told the paper he has only met Kushner once.

Milner’s link to Kushner and his company are unrelated to the Russian investments in Facebook and Twitter.

According to the Times, the Russian-owned VTB Bank gave $191 million to an offshore vehicle connected to Milner. Money from that entity was later used to help fund a stake in Twitter.

The newspaper also said the Russian oil and gas company Gazprom lent money to another firm that invested in Milner’s multimillion-dollar Facebook deal.

According to the Guardian, Milner said the funding from VTB did not buy it influence at Twitter. He also told the newspaper that he wasn’t aware that Gazprom was involved in the Facebook investment.

The Guardian noted that it is not clear whether Moscow saw a “political interest” in funding stakes in Facebook and Twitter, or if the acquisitions were “only intended to make money.”

Twitter said in a statement that DST Investments 3 — a fund managed by Milner’s company DST Global– was an investor before its IPO.

A Twitter spokesperson told CNN that the company “reviewed all potential investors” before it went public in November 2013.

The company also said that the stake owned by DST Global was divested in May 2014.

Facebook’s IPO, meanwhile, was in May 2012. The company could not be reached late Sunday for comment.

But a Facebook spokesperson told the Guardian that the Gazprom-backed investment was ultimately sold five years ago.

Paradise Papers reveal ties between Russia–Trump, Queen Elizabeth, secrets of world elite finances

The secret Martin Luther King document, never before seen, included in John F Kennedy assassination file release

A newly released batch of documents about John F. Kennedy’s assassination included a secret FBI analysis that portrayed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in a harshly negative light.

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A 35-year-old Donald Trump Interviewed by Tom Brokaw on Today Show (1980)

Tom Brokaw interviews a 33-year-old Donald Trump in 1980. The young Trump talks NYC real estate on the Today Show.

One of the earliest television appearances of Donald Trump.

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World’s Largest Iceberg Broke Off Antarctica 😱 (currently floating earth, melting away into world’s oceans)

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded broke off from an ice shelf in Antarctica, British scientists announced Wednesday.

The 1 trillion ton iceberg, which is twice of the volume of Lake Erie, broke off from the Larsen C Ice Shelf between Monday and Wednesday, according to Project MIDAS, which has been monitoring the ice shelf. At 2,200 square miles, the chunk of floating ice is nearly the size of Delaware.

Over the past several months, an ever-lengthening and widening crack in the Larsen C ice shelf captivated the world. Now, the 120-mile crack first spotted in 2011 finally made its way back to the sea, “calving” off the massive berg.

Larsen C iceberg is the size of the state of Deleware
Larsen C iceberg is the size of the state of Deleware

“The iceberg is one of the largest recorded and its future progress is difficult to predict,” said Adrian Luckman, a professor of Swansea University and the lead investigator of Project MIDAS. “It may remain in one piece but is more likely to break into fragments. Some of the ice may remain in the area for decades, while parts of the iceberg may drift north into warmer waters.”

Previously, he said the iceberg breaking off “will fundamentally change the landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula.” The calving reduced the size of the ice shelf by some 12%.

“We have been anticipating this event for months, and have been surprised how long it took for the rift to break through the final few kilometers of ice,”. Luckman said. “We will continue to monitor both the impact of this calving event on the Larsen C Ice Shelf, and the fate of this huge iceberg.”

Unfortunately, there are no public websites allowing a live view of the iceberg or ice shelf. The development of the rift over the last year was monitored using data from the European Space Agency Sentinel-1 satellites, a radar-imaging system capable of acquiring images regardless of cloud cover, and throughout the current winter period of polar darkness.

“It’s the Antarctic winter now, and lack of sunlight means that no optical satellite data is being collected,” Luckman said in June.

PHOTO: This image shows the development of a rift in the Larsen C ice shelf
PHOTO: This image shows the development of a rift in the Larsen C ice shelf

Scientists obtain radar images from orbiting European satellites using microwave energy to watch the area. But the images themselves reveal nothing, and it is only by special processing of the data that scientists can track the iceberg, Luckman said.

As for how long the iceberg will stick around, it depends on how quickly it moves to a warmer climate, and how quickly it breaks into smaller pieces.

The iceberg — or icebergs if it breaks up ever further — may remain in the region, where the ocean is quite cold, and stick around for years or even decades. Or it could move with ocean currents and winds in a northward direction, where it will be eroded more quickly.

A similar event happened 15 years ago with the dramatic break-up of part of the nearby Larsen B ice shelf.

Ice shelves are permanent floating sheets of ice connected to a landmass, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Since the ice is already floating, the newly created iceberg won’t contribute to rising sea levels.

Project MIDAS said there is no evidence to directly link the calving of the iceberg to climate change. However, it is widely accepted that warming ocean and atmospheric temperatures have been a factor in earlier disintegrations of ice shelves elsewhere on the Antarctic Peninsula, most notably Larsen A in 1995 and Larsen B in 2002.

Global warming has pushed temperatures up to 5 degrees higher in the region since the 1950s and could increase up to 7 degrees more by the end of the century, putting more stress on the ice, according to Climate Central.

Regardless of whether climate change is a factor, calving is a natural part of the cycle of ice shelves. Ice flows gradually into the shelf, the shelf expands until stresses become too much, and then icebergs are formed. Whether or not Larsen C will reform is unclear.

Scientists think there is a possibility the remaining shelf is now too fragile to grow back to its former size.

World’s Largest Iceberg, Larsen C, Finally Broke Off Antarctica! (currently floating earth, melting away into world's oceans)

BREAKING: Twitter Employee Deactivated Donald Trump Twitter Account! (for 11 minutes)

@RealDonaldTrump vanished from Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

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VIDEO: Bush Sr. says sorry after actress Heather Lind says former President George H.W. Bush sexually assaulted her

  • Actress Heather Lind said former President George H.W. Bush touched her from behind during a photo-op in 2014.

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VIDEO: Trump-Corker feud explodes. Senator Bob Corker calls Trump liar, “utterly untruthful President… will be remembered for debasement of our nation”

The ongoing public feud between Sen. Bob Corker and President Donald Trump exploded Tuesday ahead of the President’s high-stakes visit to Capitol Hill for tax negotiations, with the Tennessee Republican telling CNN’s Manu Raju he wouldn’t support Trump for president if given the opportunity again.

The President had earlier accused Corker, who is retiring, of blocking his party’s efforts on tax cuts.

The exchange between the two men escalates a rift that has highlighted divisions between Trump and several Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill, threatening to send the President off-message at a critical time for his agenda.

Corker, asked in the interview if he should have backed Trump’s presidential campaign, said he “would not do that again.” He also said Trump has “great difficulty with the truth.”

“You wouldn’t support him again?” Raju asked.

“No, no way,” Corker said.

Corker said Trump has “proven himself unable to rise to the occasion.”

“I think many of us, me included, have tried to, you know, intervene, and I have had a private dinner and have been with him on multiple occasions to try and create some kind of aspirational approach, if you will, to the way that he conducts himself,” Corker said. “I don’t think that that’s possible. He’s obviously not going to rise to the occasion as president.”

Asked if he thought the President was a role model for children, Corker, the chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, said, “No, absolutely not.”

“I think the things that are happening right now that are harmful to our nation, whether it’s the breaking down of — we are going to be doing hearings on some of the things that he purposely is breaking down — relationships we have around the world that have been useful to our nation,” he said. “But I think at the end of the day, when his term is over, I think the debasing of our nation, the constant non-truth telling, just the name-calling … I think the debasement of our nation will be what he’ll be remembered most for, and that’s regretful.”

After the interview aired, Trump on Twitter called Corker “the incompetent head of the foreign relations committee.”

Trump is set to attend lunch with lawmakers he spent much of the summer blasting for failing to enshrine his political agenda. Some have been critical over his chaotic, unpredictable method of governing, but Trump hopes to woo them to finally rack up a key legislative win on tax reform.

The atmosphere will be especially charged because a number of Trump’s hosts fear a 2018 primary challenge from populist, nationalist candidates in his own image, being recruited by his former top political adviser, Stephen Bannon.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said at a news conference later Tuesday morning that he didn’t think the Trump-Corker spat would affect Republicans’ efforts on tax reform.

“I know Bob, who supported the budget, wants to get tax reform. I know the President want to get tax reform,” Ryan said. “I’m glad the President is coming to lunch, because I’ve have long believed it’s best to settle these things in person and I hope that they can get a chance to do that.”

But Rep. Chris Collins, R-New York, told CNN that Republicans didn’t necessarily need Corker’s support, noting that the party only needs 50 votes from its 52-seat caucus to pass its tax plan, with Vice President Mike Pence able to cast a tie-breaking vote — to hit the necessary 51 — if necessary.

“He should be embarrassed,” Collins added, referring to Corker.

WATCH: Trump-Corker feud explodes. Senator Bob Corker "Trump will be remembered for debasement of our nation" & "utterly untruthful President" (Video)

Insults exchanged over Twitter

In a series of tweets earlier Tuesday, the President accused Corker of fighting tax cuts and called him a “lightweight.” Corker responded by again likening the White House staff to a daycare center.

“Bob Corker, who helped President O give us the bad Iran Deal & couldn’t get elected dog catcher in Tennessee, is now fighting Tax Cuts….,” Trump tweeted. “…Corker dropped out of the race in Tennessee when I refused to endorse him, and now is only negative on anything Trump. Look at his record!”

Corker soon responded on Twitter: “Same untruths from an utterly untruthful president. #AlertTheDaycareStaff.”

Corker had criticized Trump during appearances on several television shows Tuesday morning.

On NBC, Corker called Trump’s effort to court senators over the White House’s tax reform proposal “a photo-op.” And speaking to ABC, he suggested that the President butt out of the process.

“(I)f you start taking things off the table before you get started you make that very difficult. So what I hope is going to happen is the President will leave this effort, if you will, to the tax writing committees and let them do their work and not begin taking things off the table that ought to be debated in the committees at the proper time,” he said on “Good Morning America.”

Donald Trump and Bob Corker: A timeline

When asked if the President is a national security threat, Corker told NBC that he needs to be contained by members of his Cabinet, namely, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and White House chief of staff John Kelly.

Both Trump and Corker — who was once in consideration to become Trump’s secretary of state — have publicly bickered following the Tennessee senator’s announcement earlier this month that he would not be seeking a third term in the Senate.

Trump attacked Corker via Twitter at the time, saying he denied the senator’s request for an endorsement — a claim denied by Corker’s office. In response, Corker said, “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”

In remarks to a New York Times story published a short time later, Corker said Trump was treating the presidency like “a reality show,” making reckless threats against other countries that put the United States “on the path to World War III.”

Leaked audio recording of ‘sonic weapon attack’ used against US diplomats at American embassy in Cuba. 🔊

LISTEN: US Embassy workers attacked with ‘SONIC WEAPONS’ in Cuba

Sound of mystery attacks heard by US diplomats in Cuba

Twenty-one US diplomats have been affected, alongside several Canadians, according to the US State Department, which has revealed terrifying details of the “attack”.

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TRANSCRIPT: George W. Bush speech on Donald Trump, ‘Trumpism’ (Full Video)

Below is a transcript of George W. Bush‘s speech delivered Oct. 19, 2017 at the at the “Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In The World” event in New York.

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VIDEO: President George W Bush delivers stunning speech discussing Donald Trump, crisis in North Korea — “Bigotry seems emboldened’ in US”

Former President George W. Bush warned Thursday that the United States of America was being ripped apart by external and internal strife — citing both Russian operations and white supremacists.

See: Full Video & Transcript of President George W. Bush’s Speech

“Parts of Europe have developed an identity crisis,” Bush said. “We have seen insolvency, economic stagnation, youth unemployment, anger about immigration, resurgent ethno-nationalism and questions about the meaning and durability of the European Union. America is not immune.”

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