I worked @CIA. I wrote the Emergency Destruction Plan for Geneva. When CIA destroys something, it’s never a mistake.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/cia-mistakenly-destroys-copy-of-6700-page-us-torture-report-feinstein-a7034096.html …
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden pushed back against CIA claims Wednesday that the recent destruction of the Senate’s torture report was done so by accident.
As reported Monday, an intelligence source speaking with Yahoo Newsrevealed that the CIA inspector general’s office deleted both an “uploaded computer file with the report” as well as “a disk that also contained the document.”
Snowden, who worked as a cybersecurity expert for the CIA prior to his time as an NSA contractor, insinuated that the document’s destruction was anything but accidental.
So apparently a photograph has been making its way through the bowels of the internet of a Home Depot employee wearing a hat stating, ‘AMERICA WAS NEVER GREAT!’
I discovered the photo on the ‘Overpasses for America’ Facebook page, and I learned that ‘Krystal’ works for the Forest Avenue store in Staten Island, NY.
Obviously offended that a major corporation like Home Depot (even if it is in New York) would tolerate this, I phoned the store to speak with the manager.
Upon being transferred to him following the excessively long sigh from the customer service desk, I was disappointed that I couldn’t understand a single word he said. He had a very thick middle eastern accent, and sadly, I couldn’t even catch the spelling of his name.
The only phrase he said that I did understand was ‘zero tolerance,’ so I’m assuming he’s well aware of this issue. However, according to some of the comments on the Overpasses for America Facebook page, his initial concern was with getting the photo removed from the internet. Not reprimanding his employee!
That my friends is my sole purpose for publishing this article. The management at this store was likely well aware of ‘Krystal’s’ disgusting hat, and they probably could’ve cared less.
One medical device company is taking an easy approach to weight loss. Privately held Apollo Endosurgery developed a non-surgical procedure in which a patient swallows a tiny balloon that is inflated with saline inside the stomach.
“It’s small and slender. It’s inserted by a physician into your stomach under sedation. It’s filled up inside the stomach and then the patient has the balloon in for 6 months,” said Apollo Endosurgery President Dennis McWilliams to the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney.
According to McWilliams the procedure promotes healthier eating habits which in turn keeps the weight off after the balloon is removed.
“The typical patient will lose anywhere from 20 to 40 pounds. Some people can lose more than that. It really depends on the diet and exercise program that’s around the patient as they have the balloon in,” said McWilliams.
Even though the U.S. Post Office has lost more than $50 billion in the last nine years, an odd deal cut between the U.S. Postal Service and its government union has resulted in millions of tax dollars spent on post office workers who get paid for doing nothing.
The National Parks Service announced on Monday that the bison calf captured by tourists last week was euthanized.
Mashable reported Sunday that a father and son kidnapped a bison calf, placed it in their SUV and brought it to Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Wyoming last Monday, because they said that it looked cold and they feared for its well being.
“Park Rangers tried repeatedly to reunite the newborn bison calf with the herd. These efforts failed,” the National Parks Service wrote in a post on its website. “The bison calf was later euthanized because it was abandoned and causing a dangerous situation by continually approaching people and cars along the roadway.”
The post also highlighted that the capture of the bison was incredibly dangerous because, “adult animals are very protective of their young and will act aggressively to defend them.”
The father and son who captured the baby animal were ticketed for their actions.
Karen Richerson, a bystander who saw the father and son pull up with the bison in the vehicle, said the two had genuine concern for the animal.
Finding the time to exercise can be a nightmare, especially if you don’t fancy waking up earlier than usual, or stopping by the gym after work.
One British fitness company is planning to kill two birds with one stone and combine your morning commute with a fitness class. No, we’re not talking about aerobics on the Tube — although that’s a pretty awesome idea.
1Rebel has announced plans to transform a London bus into a mobile spinning studio, so you can combine your commute with a high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout.
The fitness brand is currently in talks with a number of bus companies, however it doesn’t yet have sign off from government. If it were approved, the bus could launch after the summer.
The unusual vehicle will travel the most popular commuter routes across London, finishing up at the 1Rebel studio, where riders can have a shower and a smoothie before work.
Today’s cleavage belongs to an America actress and comedian whose humble begins took place somewhere just down the road from Pink’s Hot Dog stand in Los Angeles, California.
She majored in theater at California State University Dominguez Hills, where she says she graduated with a B.A., a husband, and a baby.
She has said that she first realized she wanted to be an actress when she caught a glimpse of the super luminous Lola Falana one night on television. She got her first acting job after calling a casting direction and telling him that she was broke, had a baby, and needed a job. Rather than go out and get a regular job, she landed a role opposite Whoopi Goldberg in the movie ‘Boys on the Side’.
Since then she has appeared in more feature films as well as many hit television shows like ‘The Bernie Mac Show’, ‘My Name is Earl’, ‘Monk’, ‘NYPD Blue’, ‘Judging Amy’, and ‘Reba’.
Paying a membership fee to join Costco or Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club makes it tempting to shop at the warehouse clubs as often as possible.
Since you have paid the price of admission ($55 a year for Costco and $45 for Sam’s Club), it seems logical to think that the more often you take advantage of it, the more you’ll save. Still, there are traps to avoid. Even though these clubs have good prices on most items, they are not the cheapest choice for everything they sell.
Sam’s Club and Costco require people to become members to shop there. Image source: Wal-Mart.
And, of course, it goes without saying that you’re not saving money if you buy something you don’t actually need. Your warehouse club may have a great price on wetsuits, but they’re not a good value for you if you don’t swim and dislike the ocean.
Here are some items you should generally avoid buying from Sam’s Club or Costco.
MLB’s ‘UMPSHOW’ making themselves a Laughing Stock, Brian Knight ejecting Bryce Harper as Nation laughs at ridiculous Umpire
Minutes before Clint Robinson hit a walk-off home run to give the Nationals a win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night, home plate umpire Brian Knight ejected Bryce Harper from the game. Harper, along with the rest of the Nationals’ dugout, had expressed displeasure with the fact that Knight had just called Danny Espinosa out on a borderline pitch in the ninth. As Espinosa walked away, Knight motioned to the dugout and pointed for Harper to leave it — at which point Harper had to be restrained on the top step. Eventually, as Manager Dusty Baker discussed the matter with Knight, Harper headed back to the clubhouse.
“I went in there for two seconds and came back out and yelled,” Harper said.
The yelling to which Harper referred centered on the celebration of Robinson’s home run. The yelling about which everyone was talking postgame was that which Harper directed at Knight as he joined the pile-up at home plate. Cameras caught Harper pointing at Knight and yelling a profanity, before turning back to celebrate.
“I was pretty upset. I don’t think it was right for him to [eject me],” Harper said. “I let him hear what I had to say. Let him hear it again. So what?”
Harper described the exchange as including “a couple choice words.” Asked if he may get a fine for that verbeage, Harper said “If I do, I do. I’ll pay it . . . maybe he’ll get fined, too.”
That Robinson homered so soon after the ejection meant it did not cost the Nationals that Harper was no longer available, in what, at the time, was a tie game in the ninth inning.