In the Face of Danger, Were Turning to Surveillance

When school began in Lockport, New York, this past fall, the halls were lined not just with posters and lockers, but cameras. Over the summer, a brand new $4 million facial recognition system was installed by the school district in the town’s eight schools from elementary to high school. The system scans the faces of students as they roam the halls, looking for faces that have been uploaded and flagged as dangerous. "Any way that we can improve safety and security in schools is always money well spent," David Lowry, president of the Lockport Education Association, told the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal. Two months before those students filed into their schools in Lockport, Taylor Swift performed a concert at the …

Purr evil: cats with hidden agendas ranked!

As Goose the Cat has stolen the show in Captain Marvel, we pick 10 fiendish felines from past films 10. Orion in Men in Black (1997) Orion is a ginger-and-white puss who sees his beloved can-opener, an elderly Manhattan jeweller called Rosenburg, being murdered by a giant cockroach-like alien called Edgar, and refuses to leave the old mans corpse. The cats loyalty to the dead man is genuinely moving in a sci-fi comedy that otherwise opts for flippancy. But Rosenburg had a secret and so does his cat. SPOILER! Hanging from the collar around Orions neck is a bauble that turns out to contain the missing galaxy for which everyone in the film has been searching. Orion, from Men in …

Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine: how we made Sheriff Fatman

We used my flats rank toilet on the record sleeve with my guitar shoved into it though I put a plastic bag over it first James Jim Bob Morrison, vocalist/guitarist I had read about a dodgy landlord in the so many people moshing around the band, it was difficult to tell where the stage ended and the auditorium began. We made heavy use of strobes in our sets and theyve left my neck scarred. On good days, it looks like Im wearing a posh scarf. When its hot in the summer, the tingling on my neck makes it feels like Im being followed. Watch the video for Sheriff Fatman The lyrics namechecked some celebrities of the time, including the businessman …

The Deeper Education Issue Under the College Bribery Scandal

The college admissions bribery scandal has all the components of a made for TV movie, including suspense, celebrities, and unexpected twists and turns. Behind the broken admissions process and the drama, however, a different educational crisis is looming. According to a 2018 Korn Ferry study, by 2030, there could be a global talent shortage of more than 85.2 million people, costing an estimated $8.5 trillion in unrealized annual revenue. In the US alone, the study forecasts $1.7 trillion in lost revenue due to labor shortages—roughly 6 percent of the entire economy. The scandal du jour makes it easy to wag fingers and focus on the foibles of prominent helicopter parents, but perhaps we should be having a different discussion about …

This Campaign Celebrates Postpartum Bodies To End Unrealistic Expectations For New Moms

British photographer Sophie Mayanne shot the breathtaking photographs, which feature women of all shapes, sizes, and colors proudly flaunting off their postpartum bodies.”We wanted the images to feel authentic and honest — and wanted to document the diversity of motherhood,” Mayanne told CNN. “There are a lot of marginalized bodies we don’t see represented in the media.” Mayanne was a natural choice for this project, in 2017 she announced that she would no longer “digitally manipulate skin” in her work. The ad now appears in more than 30 tube stations across London on both LCD screens and escalator panels. Elanor, 14 weeks post giving birth “The inspiration behind being part of this project is to show those around me that …

The College Admissions Scandal Isn’t Funny, It’s Infuriating Betches

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Coyote fur is a booming fashion trend.But is it ethical?

The pelt trade is thriving thanks to a fad for Canada Goose parkas, but animal advocates are calling for a boycott Colton Morris, 28, knelt on the concrete floor of a warehouse in rural Ohio, carefully combing the fur on a pile of coyote pelts with a wire brush before putting them up for auction. A sunny but chilly morning greeted him and around 150 other buyers and sellers at the event in the small settlement of Kidron, about 60 miles south-west of Cleveland. There was mink, raccoon, fox and beaver fur on sale. But the biggest draw was coyotes. The coyote fur trade is booming, largely driven in the US by the fad for wore a white coat on …

The Act review true crime drama tells a staggeringly disturbing story

Patricia Arquette and Joey King give strong performances in an uncomfortable new series about a horrifying case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy At the conclusion of the first episode of The Act, Gypsy Rose Blanchard (Joey King) sits up in bed next to her mother, Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette). She slides her feet out from under the covers and skims the floor with her toes, which crack under her weight. Then she stands up and, without waking her mother, walks to the kitchen for a midnight snack. Gypsys furtive steps are revelatory, to a point Gypsy has spent the prior 50 or so minutes of screen time in a wheelchair, seemingly beset by illnesses that keep her head bald and …

Kylie Jenner Cuddles Baby Stormi Amid Her Strained Relationship With Travis Scott – Perez Hilton

It seems like those cheating rumors last month really put a strain on Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott‘s relationship, one that has yet to be fully repaired. As we Travis has a month-long break coming up next month, in which the insiders claim the duo will finally be able to work things out. Even still, it seems like Kris Jenner‘s youngest daughter is in support of her man! Sharing a pic of herself cuddling baby Stormi on Instagram Friday (pic up top), she can be seen wearing the Houston native’s tour merch as their daughter rocks a top with a stormi cloud! She even captioned it: “baby girl🖤🖤” The young mom continued to show off the quality time she was …

Influencers react to Instagram’s big outage: ‘It was a pain’

New York (CNN Business)Wednesdays are usually the best day to post on Instagram for Chelsie Petras, a 27-year-old social media influencer based in New York City. “It was a pain,” said Petras. “I had to shift my schedule and figure out how to still incorporate this post.” She wasn’t alone in having to delay paid posts. Influencer marketing agencies such as Village Marketing, which connects social media stars to brands for deals, said it had to move hundreds of posts to Thursday. A similar platform called Activate said brands had to delay campaigns or have influencers re-post content. It was a wake-up call for some users about how much power Instagram has. “[It’s] a reminder of the importance of cultivating …

Beto O’Rourke raises $6.1m in first 24 hours, smashing Bernie Sanders’ record

Stunning sum is more than every other Democratic challenger who has disclosed their first-day totals Democratic hopeful Beto ORourke raised an unprecedented $6.1m during the first 24 hours of his official run for the White House, his campaign announced on Monday. The stunning sum is more than rival Bernie Sanders and every other 2020 Democratic rival who has disclosed their first-day fundraising totals. ORourke brought in $6,136,763 in online donations from all 50 states and territories, his campaign said. It did not disclose the number of donors who contributed or the average size of the contributions. In just 24 hours, Americans across this country came together to prove that it is possible to run a true grassroots campaign for president …

YouTube Star Adam22 Held At GUNPOINT During Livestream – Perez Hilton

Adam22 was hosting his podcast at his bike shop, OnSomeShit, in Los Angeles when the scary incident went down. What’s even scarier is that the episode was being live streamed, and fans were watching the terrifying incident play out on video. The internet personality then makes some nervous sounds before scrambling away from the gunman. The rest mostly plays out off screen, but it appears someone in the background manages to subdue the gunman and verbally scold him. Many viewers initially believed it was a prank, but this seems to be the real deal. Just look at Adam and his cohost’s genuinely terrified reactions in the video (below): View this post on Instagram Thankfully, no one was injured. According to …

If You Thought College Admission Scandal Was Bad, This Womans Post About Rich People Buying Her Writing Services Will Show Its Worse

The American Dream has slowly but surely turned into the American Nightmare; the notion that anybody, regardless of wealth, race or social class, can make it to the top has become thoroughly discredited. Wealthy parents bribing and cheating to ensure their kids into elite schools is nothing new; the upper classes have long since rigged the system in their favor to ensure that the door remains closed to all but their own, often mediocre offspring. But while the concept of the 1% looking after themselves is well known, it’s not often that a concrete, infuriatingly obvious example of the process actually occurring is made public. The Olivia Jade, will If this kind of bribery and blatant cheating happens in schools …

The college admissions scam opens a new front in the affirmative action debate

(CNN)Pull yourself up by your bootstraps. What about the college cheating scandal? The outrage over the scam laid out by federal prosecutors has opened a new battleground in the affirmative action war. Opponents of the policy say the allegations bolster their arguments that elite colleges can’t be trusted to vet students impartially. Defenders of racial preferences say, “There’s a lot more kids at elite colleges because their parents are rich than because they’re brown or black.” Looming behind this debate is a big question that may take years to answer: Could revelations from the cheating scandal actually save affirmative action, if and when the US Supreme Court takes up the issue again? So far, there’s little indication to think the …

Reality check: life behind Insta-glam image of social media influencers

Online they feature in glossy posts as the epitome of cool. But that is often worlds apart from how they live their lives Standing amid the reeds and staring pensively into the distance, Jordan Bunker looks every part the moody model, dressed head to toe in black in a direct contrast with the setting. Another image from his portfolio shows him in industrial environs, sporting a minimalist brown trench coat as he looks directly at the camera. However, the reality for the 24-year-old is far from the glamour associated with the fashion world. In his pyjamas in bed hes fighting a cold at the home he shares with his parents in Leicester, Bunker says his set-up is worlds apart from …

Revisiting All The Shocking Moments From Michael Jackson’s 2005 Child Molestation Trial – Perez Hilton

There’s understandably been renewed interest in Michael Jackson and the continued accusations of child molestation ever since the Leaving Neverland documentary began airing on HBO this month. Wade Robson and James Safechuck, both of whom had previously defended Michael against accusations, have painstakingly related exactly how the singer allegedly groomed and abused them over the course of many years. Accusations against the King of Pop began in 1993. That same year he was investigated by police for allegedly molesting four children. No evidence was found and Michael denied any wrongdoing. However, in 1993, he also paid over $20 million to the family of Jordy Chandler, who accused Michael of molestation. This payment was revealed years later. And, as part of …