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#EXPOSEANTIFA: New Project Veritas Video Offers Chilling Inside Look at Antifa [Watch]

Antifa member: "The whole goal of this, right, is to get out there and do dangerous things as safely as possible."

      Miscellaneous | Education

      Tammy Bruce: Education gone wrong – riots reveal this about nation's colleges, professors

      Courtesy of our educational infrastructure having been transformed into leftist indoctrination centers, the result is politicians who care only about ideology where citizens are collateral damage in their march toward a leftist utopia.

        Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

        Why Antifa has 'free rein' to grow on college campuses

        Cabot Phillips, Campus Reform, explains why Antifa targets college students, 'more Americans need to wake up to this'

          Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

          Whose Lives Matter?

          This won’t be a popular piece with those who will likely call me out on it, and use every name in the book for me where none applies. But I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t write it. So here goes.

          Miscellaneous | News bias/fake news/media bias

          Media Falsely Claimed Violent Riots Were Peaceful And That Tear Gas Was Used Against Rioters

          The media glommed onto the narrative that Trump was a monster who tear-gassed peaceful protesters to do something meaningless. None of that was true.

            Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

            No Peace, No Justice | The American Spectator | Politics Is Too Important To Be Taken Seriously.

            It is a favorite mantra at leftist demonstrations: “No Justice, No Peace.” To engage in constructive dialogue, it is important...

              Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

              Molotov cocktail-tossing lawyers tried to pass out firebombs to protesters

              The two attorneys busted for throwing a Molotov cocktail through a police car window during protests in Brooklyn early Saturday were trying to pass out the incendiary devices to demonstrators in th…

              Miscellaneous | News bias/fake news/media bias

              The Doctrine of Media Untruth - American Greatness

              s a general rule, when the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Public Radio, Public Broadcasting Service, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, and CNN begin to parrot a narrative, the truth often is found in simply believing just the opposite. Put another way,

                Miscellaneous | Random shit

                White Woman Harasses Latinx Family at Park | NowThis

                ‘F*ck this music. It sucks. You’re in America.’ — This Trump supporter berated a Latinx family for playing music while barbecuing in a park. » Subscribe to N...

                Miscellaneous | Opinion

                We Are in the Middle of an Unprecedented Climate Experiment

                The pandemic has shut down the most polluting industries around the world and turned us all into more adaptable consumers. That still isn't enough.

                Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

                Here is what can now reopen in L.A. County, and here is what is still closed

                Malls? Movie theaters? Hair salons? Here's a look at which L.A. County businesses can now open and which ones are still closed.

                Miscellaneous | News bias/fake news/media bias

                Media's Unpunished Lies Hurt Us Far Worse Than Trump's Tweets

                The grim joke of the 20th century was that one death is a tragedy, 1 million is a statistic. Now, one man's libel is an outrage. When thousands do it, we call it 'the news.'

                  Miscellaneous | News bias/fake news/media bias

                  Twitter exec in charge of effort to fact-check Trump has history of anti-Trump posts, called McConnell a 'bag of farts'

                  Twitter's "Head of Site Integrity" Yoel Roth boasts on his LinkedIn that he is in charge of "developing and enforcing Twitter’s rules," like the one that led Twitter to slap a new warning label on two of President Trump's tweets concerning

                    Miscellaneous | News bias/fake news/media bias

                    Wikipedia Co-Founder: Site’s Neutrality No Longer Exists, Favors Leftism

                    Conservatives have long been blowing the whistle on Wikipedia’s leftist bias. The site’s co-founder Larry Sanger apparently agrees with them. In a blog post last week, Sanger argued that Wikipedia has abandoned all neutrality in the name of a

                      Miscellaneous | Judaism

                      Shavuot in the Age of Corona

                      On Shavuot morning, 3,332 years ago, Heaven kissed Earth, and G‑d communicated the 10 Commandments upon Mount Sinai. Every year we relive that experience when we stay up all night and then read of this event from the Torah during Shavuot morning services.

                      Miscellaneous | Religion & Spirituality

                      Trump rules churches 'essential,' says they can reopen this weekend | Fox Business

                      In one case highlighted by the CDC, 38 percent of attendees at one rural Arkansas church developed COVID-19 in early March. Three of them died, and the CDC warned that large gatherings pose a risk for transmitting the virus.

                      Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

                      Vintage Photos of the Great American Road Trip - Condé Nast Traveler

                      A look back at America's love affair with cars and the open road, with vintage photos from the 1930s and beyond of the Great American Road Trip.

                      Miscellaneous | Judaism

                      May I Order a Shabbat Delivery? - And what to do with packages that arrive - Shabbat

                      In general, if a Jew is forbidden to do a certain act on Shabbat, it is also rabbinically forbidden for him to ask a non-Jew to do so on his behalf (unless there are specific extenuating circumstances, such as illness, etc.).

                      Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

                      L.A. County Considers If Some Cities Can Reopen Faster Than Others

                      According to L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, some individuals cities have asked about reopening faster than the rest of the county. Barger has asked both Los Angeles County Counsel and the Dept. of Public Health to provide an analysis on the possib

                      Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

                      Twitter is sharing photos from before coronavirus lockdowns and they feel impossible

                      Twitter users have been inspired by a BBC article to share their last "normal" photo from before coronavirus changed the face of daily life.

                      Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

                      The Thunderbirds Had A Little Scare Over SoCal With One F-16 Executing An Emergency Breakaway

                      The team's training worked and the formation recovered from the scare remarkably fast.

                        Miscellaneous | Israeli Culture

                        Israelis Adjust To New Normal With Creativity, Digitization, And Cautious Optimism

                        In Israel, one of the first countries to lock down and then reopen, there is a common desire for a familiar routine.

                        Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

                        Gov. Newsom releases guidelines to reopen dine-in restaurants, malls, offices and more in California

                        Governor Gavin Newsom released guidelines that dine-in restaurants, office buildings, shopping malls and other businesses across California will be required to follow in order to reopen.

                          Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

                          Stage 2 Reopening, Indie Theaters in Distress, and Other Stories You Missed From We Like L.A.

                          This week, we covered independent theaters struggling for answers in the face of COVID-19 and conducted interviews that shed light on the state of L.A.'s restaurant scene. We also offered a breakdown of the 5 stages of California's reopening and what open

                          Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

                          The Little-Known Stand Mixer Setting That’s Killing Your Game | Serious Eats

                          You may need to adjust the bowl height on you stand mixer if you've found that recipes that utilize the machine aren't producing the best results.

                          Miscellaneous | Opinion

                          Seen 'Plandemic'? We Take A Close Look At The Viral Conspiracy Video's Claims

                          The video has been viewed millions of times on YouTube via links that are replaced as quickly as the video-sharing service can remove them for violating its policy against "COVID-19 misinformation."

                          Miscellaneous | Interesting

                          UV rays emitted inside trachea via new therapeutic could 'eradicate' viruses and bacteria

                          Sunlight can directly kill troublesome microbes. Now UV light is being used in medical treatments that bring its cleansing to our trachea, where bacteria can grow.

                          Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

                          Here's How Much New York City Is Skewing America's Coronavirus Numbers

                          Not only does New York skew the country's numbers - it's the source of the majority of the whole country's coronavirus caseload.

                          Miscellaneous | Shopping

                          The 10 Most Wanted Online Subscriptions — According To You

                          The monthly subscriptions R29 readers are actually using—from wine shipments to shaving kits and plant packages.

                          Miscellaneous | Judaism

                          11 Common Shabbat Myths and Misconceptions - Shabbat

                          Myths and misconceptions have developed around this holy day. Ready to take a good look at them and
                          set the record straight? Let’s go!

                          Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

                          May 5, 1970 Was the Most Violent Day Within the Country in American History

                          The day after the Kent State Massacre, Tuesday, May 5, was one of the most violent days in American history. It was the day when college and university students realized that four from their genera…

                          Miscellaneous | Places You Can Still Go

                          As Insurance Claims Are Denied, Classic L.A. Restaurants Are Struggling to Weather the Pandemic

                          Beloved local haunts report they won't see a dime from their insurers, but Musso & Frank Grill is fighting back

                          Miscellaneous | Opinion

                          Opinion | Four Students Were Killed in Ohio. America Was Never the Same.

                          The Kent State shootings marked the end of the 1960s, and the beginning of our era of political polarization.

                          Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

                          Devo's Jerry Casale Looks Back at Kent State 50 Years Later: 'Time Stood Still'

                          “I saw somebody in charge yelling at these two lines of National Guardsmen and then he made a hand gesture,” says Casale. “That is when they started shooting”

                          Miscellaneous | Random shit

                          Cruising Van Nuys Boulevard In The Summer Of 1972 In Stunning Black And White Photos By Rick McCloskey

                          In the Los Angeles suburb of San Fernando Valley, Wednesday night was cruise night. A long stretch of Van Nuys Boulevard would be packed with kids and cars from all over Southern California – the place to show off your ride.

                            Miscellaneous | Opinion

                            Here's Why Herd Immunity Won't Save Us From The COVID-19 Pandemic

                            It's hard to predict things in a pandemic. The situation changes so much on a daily basis that everything you thought you knew last week is wrong by the end of the day. Things are changing so fast that even the solid certainties that we thought we we

                            Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

                            Is It Time to Launch an Investigation Into the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Possible ‘Crimes Against Humanity’? —

                            Occasionally, humanity is confronted with a series of events, oftentimes accompanied with tremendous human suffering, that appear to be so intricately linked and coordinated that…

                            Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

                            Now Anyone in L.A. Can Get a COVID-19 Test, Even Without Symptoms

                            Los Angeles becomes the first major U.S. city to allow anyone to get a free COVID-19 test, even if they don't have symptoms.

                            Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

                            40 Things to Do in L.A. This Week While You're Safer at Home (4-30-2020 to 5-6-2020)

                            This week, we've got fitness raves, witchy cocktail shows, magical hotlines, online film fests, so much theater, and more.

                            Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

                            Casio Is Releasing a Retro-Style, NASA-Themed G-Shock Watch

                            Just because you’re not headed to the Moon doesn’t mean you can’t flaunt your passion for space exploration.

                            Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

                            44 Things to Do in L.A. This Week While You're Safer at Home (4-23-2020 to 4-29-2020)

                            This week, we've got a new horror audio drama, an interactive ritual, an Instagram scavenger hunt, an online pottery class, drawing tutorials, at-home HAMILTON education, virtual wine tastings, and more.

                            Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

                            De Blasio and Wife Caught Taking Non-Essential Stroll Through Brooklyn Park…11 Miles From Home

                            ...even as he continues to scold New Yorkers for being outside and congregating in playgrounds

                            Miscellaneous | Other Stuff!

                            In a Bold Move, Microsoft Office Is Now Flagging Double Spaces Between Sentences as an Error| Mental Floss

                            How many spaces should we include after a period? Microsoft is now quietly telling us that the answer is one.

                            Miscellaneous | Other Stories

                            Theme parks’ post-pandemic world: 5 changes to expect

                            Change is barreling toward Orlando’s theme parks and attractions, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Adjustments will be made in many ways — perhaps in every way — experts and analysts say.

                            Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

                            No lockdown in Sweden but Stockholm could see 'herd immunity' in weeks

                            Sweden went against the grain by keeping public life as unrestricted as possible when the coronavirus hit. Now, it says its strategy appears to be working.

                            Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

                            The Office As We Knew It Isn't Coming Back Anytime Soon : NPR

                            In webinars and conference calls, business leaders and management strategists are discussing what steps must be taken to bring workers back to America's offices. The bar is likely to be high.

                            Miscellaneous | Judaism

                            4 Spirit Boosters for the Corona Fiscal Blues

                            I feel rather depressed. I’m not doing anything important and have not yet found another job. But most of all, I miss having a sense of purpose and identity.

                            Miscellaneous | Chabad

                            Decades Before Zoom, The Rebbe Used Interactive Video to Connect the World

                            In 1989, the “Chanukah Live” program showed that satellite technology can advance connectedness, peace and unity

                            Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

                            Watch Phoenix Man Outrun Police In A Lowly Smart Car

                            An incident at a Walmart in a Phoenix suburb apparently led to a police chase involving a man in a Smart Fortwo, and the driver got away.

                            Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

                            Planning for Life Post-Pandemic — Lemonade To Lace

                            Hey y’all. I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy during these times. In an effort to keep myself busy I’ve been sharing with you how I’m passing the time while self-quarantining - blogging is a great creative outlet! My favorite part of the d

                            Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

                            Worldwide population of 14.7 million Jews falls short of pre-war numbers

                            World Jewry reached a population of 16.6 million right before the start of World War II in 1939.

                            Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

                            Remembering the Holocaust in a post-'sacred survival' era

                            For several decades, the Holocaust shaped the way American Jews thought about their place in the modern world. For the

                            Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

                            Lyrid meteor shower will peak on Tuesday with up to 15 shooting stars per hour  | Daily Mail Online

                            The annual show will reach its peak on Tuesday, April 21 with 10 to 15 meteors per hour and the best time to watch is between midnight and dawn anywhere in the northern hemisphere.

                            Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

                            Ancient Egyptian yeast: Scientist bakes sourdough bread with 4,500-year-old yeast found in Egyptian pottery, Seamus Blac

                            "The aroma and flavor are incredible. I'm emotional," Seamus Blackely wrote in his play-by-play of the baking process

                            Miscellaneous | Other Stories

                            Office Noise Simulator Brings Your Co-Workers to You | Mental Floss

                            If you miss the background sounds of typing, chatter, and even ping pong, this tool will bring you comfort while working from home.

                            Miscellaneous | Other Stories

                            7 Games You Can Play Online With Friends and Family | Mental Floss

                            From unique takes on trivia to a pandemic-themed puzzle game, here’s how to keep your family game night going during quarantine.

                            Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

                            52 Things to Do in L.A. This Week While You're Safer at Home (4-16-2020 to 4-22-2020)

                            This week, we've got digital jigsaw puzzles of L.A. landmarks, still life painting and photography tutorials, a photo contest, activities for families and kids, phone-based thriller games, trivia and more.

                            Miscellaneous | Passover

                            The Largest Seder Ever - Sometimes it takes a three-year-old to alert you.

                            “Ven der tatte kumt a heim fuhn shul... When Father comes back from shul, he quickly makes kiddush before the children get sleepy, so they can ask the Mah Nishtanah”

                            Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

                            SNL’s Michael Che honors his grandmother after her coronavirus death by paying rent for 160 public housing residents - T

                            Millions of Americans have filed for unemployment benefits since the pandemic shut down workplaces across the nation, putting strain on families who cannot afford to pay bills under the sudden loss of income.

                            Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

                            With Cheers, New York Nurses Greet Reinforcements From Across the U.S.

                            US News is a recognized leader in college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and car rankings. Track elected officials, research health conditions, and find news you can use in politics, business, health, and education.

                            Miscellaneous | Stuff

                            People around the world are dressing up to take their trash out in the midst of self-isolation

                            Previously mundane chores are turning into a fun public outing in the midst of self-isolation. Just look at the Bin Isolation Outing Facebook group, filled with thousands of photos and videos of folks taking their bins to the curb in fun costumes.

                            Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

                            8 Places From Southern California's Past That We Will Never Stop Missing

                            These destinations may no longer exist in Southern California, but that sure doesn't stop us from all the fond memories.

                            Miscellaneous | Diaspora

                            Morocco's Tiny Jewish Community Hit Hard by Coronavirus, With 11 Dead

                            A general view shows an empty street following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Casablanca, Morocco, March 20, …

                            Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

                            NASA's Offering Online Astronaut Training While You're Stuck in Lockdown

                            Who hasn't dreamt of escaping to the stars? Especially now, with most of us confined to limited spaces and steeped in tragic news.

                            Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

                            Most Scenic Drives in America, According to Truckers - Thrillist

                            There are 4 million miles of roads in America, so we asked people who’d seen most of them to pick their most stunning pieces of road in...

                            Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

                            Everything You Need to Celebrate Passover During Coronavirus - Passover

                            As Jewish people around the world prepare for Passover under the pale of coronavirus, we are faced with a host of new challenges and questions.

                            Miscellaneous | Passover

                            How Does a Jew Do a Seder Alone?

                            Is the Haggadah really meant to be read this way? Maybe…

                            Miscellaneous | I Like This

                            How to Watch Flowers Bloom Around the World From Home| Mental Floss

                            From Washington, D.C.'s cherry blossoms to Japan's sakura trees, here are the flower blooms to watch online this year.

                            Miscellaneous | Chabad

                            A Perfectly F.R.E.E. Passover Food Distribution Moves Outdoors in Brooklyn for Inner-City Seniors Especially Vulnerable to Pandemic

                            Organizers and volunteers for F.R.E.E. moved the annual Passover food distribution from the Warbasse Jewish Heritage Congregation to an outside location in order to accommodate social distancing during the current coronavirus crisis. A volunteer warns seniors to keep their distance when picking up the food.
                            Organizers and volunteers for F.R.E.E. moved the annual Passover food distribution from the Warbasse Jewish Heritage Congregation to an outside location in order to accommodate social distancing during the current coronavirus crisis. A volunteer warns seniors to keep their distance when picking up the food.
                            Every year, Ellen Mandelbaum helps distribute Passover goods for needy Jewish families in South Brooklyn, N.Y. It’s a practice she started with the first distribution nine years ago.

                            Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

                            L.A. has a coronavirus eviction ban, but landlords are finding ways to demand rent

                            Landlords in Los Angeles are pushing tenants to agree to repayment plans far more onerous than what's required under new laws passed to prevent evictions.

                            Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

                            How To Capture Horrible Quality Video on Audio Cassettes

                            Compared to the audio quality of digital files and CDs, analog cassette tape was kind of awful. And as YouTube’s Kris Slyka discovered, it’s an even worse medium for recording and playing back video, but quality issues don’t make Slyka’s clever hack of an

                            Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

                            Cops arrest Bronx mother and son for operating underground speakeasy during coronavirus lockdown

                            A mother and son duo were busted in the basement of a Bronx restaurant Friday night when cops found about two-dozen people partying in an underground bottle club, police and a restaurant employee said.

                            Miscellaneous | Chabad

                            ‘Spiritual Education’ Details the Rebbe’s Transformational Educational Philosophy

                            The 11th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, corresponding this year to Sunday, April 5, marks the birth of the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory.

                            Miscellaneous | Other Stuff!

                            Getty uses remote working in effort to preserve photo archive

                            Site in London seeking to prevent damage to millions of images during UK lockdown

                            Miscellaneous | This is stuff I like

                            Take a Look: LeVar Burton Will Livestream Readings on Twitter

                            The former 'Star Trek' star and 'Reading Rainbow' host is taking his popular podcast, 'LeVar Burton Reads,' to Twitter.

                            Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

                            Major crimes up 12 percent in NYC despite COVID-19 outbreak

                            Five of the seven major index crimes — robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and car theft —  showed a marked increase this year compared to last year.

                            Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

                            51 Things to Do in L.A. This Week While You're Stuck at Home (4-2-2020 to 4-8-2020)

                            This week, we've got a horror film series, a show about good news, an interactive theater piece about working from home, a bread-making camp, virtual pet adoptions and dance parties, and more.

                            Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

                            Coronavirus pandemic: Looking for a job? Here's a list of companies hiring in Southern California

                            While the coronavirus has led to shuttered businesses and massive layoffs, here are some of the companies need more workers.

                            Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

                            30 Clever Things That Make Your Workspace Way More Comfortable & Effective

                            You spend a lot of time doing your job. And regardless of whether you work from home or at an office, your workspace can definitely start to feel a little dreary after a while. As always, the internet rides to the rescue with things that make your…

                            Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

                            Hand-Mind Discoordination: Study Finds You Really Don't Know The Back Of Your Hand Very Well At All - Study Finds

                            The old saying goes if you know something well, you know it "like the back of your hand." But a new study finds that you likely don't know your hands very well at all.

                            Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

                            Online Classes and Activities You Can Do During Quarantine | Mental Floss

                            From virtual field trips to free workout classes, here are the best ways to stay busy while social distancing.

                            Miscellaneous | This is stuff I like

                            Classic Board Games You Can Play Online | Mental Floss

                            You can still play Monopoly, Catan, and many other classic board games while staying at least 6 feet away from your opponents.