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WikiLeaks reveals President Barack Obama's personal email address

The stolen emails recently published by WikiLeaks reveal that President Barack Obama’s email address during the presidential transition at the end of the 2008 campaign was bobama@ameritech.net. Five emails sent to or from that email address are in the hacked email files of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton campaign chief, which date back to the 2008 campaign. The hacked emails show the Obama …

"It's Not OK." After Donald Trump and Billy Bush tape, celebrities share their sexual assault experiences

This video released today from the social media campaign “Humanity for Hilary” features Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and other women who share their own experience of surviving sexual assault. It’s a powerful response to recent events surrounding the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump. Sexual assault is “not okay,” the women say. From The …

A Surreal Vic Berger Edit of Melania Trump's Charm Offensive with Anderson Cooper on CNN

A Surreal Vic Berger Edit of Melania Trump’s Charm Offensive with Anderson Cooper on CNN / Boing Boing Here’s Vic Berger’s hilarious and disturbing edit of Melania Trump’s interview with Anderson Cooper on the Trump tapes. report this ad Tommy Edison, the very funny “Blind Film Critic,” who has been without sight since birth, answers the question: “Does it bother you that …

Vogue Endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States

Vogue Endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States / Boing Boing Vogue today endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton as the first ever female president of the United States of America, and ran this gorgeous portrait of our future POTUS by photographer Annie Leibovitz for Vogue, in December 1993. For all the chaos and unpredictability and the sometimes appalling spectacle of …

Over 170 nations agree to cut global-warming chemical used in refrigerators and air conditioners

A global agreement to cut a heat-trapping chemical used in air conditioning units and refrigerators was announced today, with participation from over 170 nations. “The deal could have a greater impact on global warming than the Paris pact of 2015,” reports the New York Times. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers his keynote addres to promote U.S. climate and environmental goals, at the …

Report finds over 125,000 complaints against more than 25,000 Chicago police officers

An analysis of five decades of police records by The Chicago Tribune found that a small group of Chicago police officers have racked up over 100 complaints each over the course of their respective careers, “including notoriously corrupt cops who wound up in prison but also others whose allegations of repeated wrongdoing were never before made public.” In the rare …

Melania Trump demands People retract part of accuser's sexual assault story–but not that part

Melania Trump is demanding that People Magazine retract a portion of a story that claims her husband sexually assaulted a reporter. Which part of the story? Not the part about sexual assault. ! @people #NatashaStoynoff pic.twitter.com/zXNm6boveP — MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) October 13, 2016 CNN’s Dylan Byers caught this odd detail, and writes about it at CNN.com: On Thursday night, Trump tweeted an image …

A second hacker group is targeting SWIFT bank system users with malware, Symantec warns

A second hacker group is targeting SWIFT bank system users with malware, Symantec warns / Boing Boing Cybersecurity firm Symantec said today a second hacking group has been trying to rob banks with phony SWIFT messages. That same method nabbed $81 million in a high-profile attack on the central bank of Bangladesh earlier this year. Jim Finkle at Reuters reports: Symantec said that …

#NODAPL activists arrested after trying to shut off 5 oil pipelines carrying 15% of U.S. daily oil

A number of climate change and indigenous land rights activists were arrested today following an attempt to shut off five major oil pipelines from Canada. Together, the lines targeted in this protest can carry up to 2.8 million barrels of oil each day, representing about 15 percent of our daily oil consumption in the United States. Courtesy Climate Direct Action From the …

How to Make a Cardboard Raptor

How to Make a Cardboard Raptor / Boing Boing Infowars host Alex Jones is one of Donald Trump’s more obviously insane supporters. And even for Jones, this latest stunt is pretty insane. READ THE REST In this video from The Royal Institution, University of Oxford Accelerator Physicist Dr. Suzie Sheehy explains about how you go about designing a particle accelerator. READ THE REST New York-based …