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  1. Trump the slut shaming pig still at it. Lol at Gillibrand’d tweet getting 5x more RTs/LIKES than his tweet.
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    Kanye West

    https://people.com/music/pusha-t-kanye-west-bought-photo-whitney-houston-bathroom/ Kanye West Spent $85,000 on Photo of Whitney Houston’s Drug-Covered Bathroom for Pusha T's Album ALEXIA FERNANDEZ May 24, 2018 08:22 PM Kanye West is once again courting controversy. On Tuesday, the “Power” rapper, 40, revealed the new cover art for Pusha T’s upcoming album DAYTONA – which West produced. The new release’s cover features a contentious photograph of Whitney Houston‘s bathroom taken secretly by a family member in 2006 as the late singer struggled with drug addiction. And, Pusha T has revealed the image cost West a lot of money. The rapper told Entertainment Weekly on Thursday that the album art “definitely does match the energy of my album.” “I feel like the cover represents an organized chaos. The energy of the album is a bit chaotic, but it’s all in place,” he continued. “Looks at that cover, I’m sure whoever frequents that bathroom or area knew whatever they wanted to find and knew where it was. Pusha T, 41, appeared on The Angie Martinez Show on Wednesday to promote his album, which comes out Friday and revealed West had called him with last minute changes to the album cover’s artwork. “He changed my artwork last night at 1 a.m. He wasn’t feeling it,” the rapper told radio host Angie Martinez. “[Originally], the artwork — it was pictures that we all agreed on.” “He picked the photographer, I took these pictures, I was like, ‘Yo, these are fresh.’ I picked all of these pictures out, he had a little edit to it, how he wanted the actual grading of the picture to look. Picked the picture, great, we look, boom, boom, boom, it’s good.” Despite their agreement on the artwork, Pusha T said that all changed when West called him in the early morning hours. “One a.m., my phone rings. No caller ID. [He says,] ‘Hey, yeah, I think we should change the artwork. And I like this other artwork. And this other artwork is 85 grand,'” he recalled. “I said, ‘Hey, I don’t want to pay for that and I wasn’t even going to ask you to pay for that. We picked what we picked, it’s here, it’s ready,'” he continued, adding West told him, “‘No, this is what people need to see to go along with this music. Imma pay for that.’ I say, ‘You my man! You my man!'” The “Mercy” rapper said that while the change began as a surprise to him, he quickly took to West’s idea. “I love it, I actually do love it. [But] I absolutely did not want to pay for it,” he said, laughing. In 2006, the National Enquirer featured the photo showing Houston’s bathroom filled with drug-covered spoons and drug paraphernalia on its cover.
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    Kanye West

  4. British surgery addict spends almost $170,000 to look like real-life Ken doll Rodrigo Alves' near-death experience won't put a stop to his quest for plastic perfection. The 30-year-old Londoner, who has had 20 cosmetic procedures, said he would probably have more surgeries in the future. BY Victoria Taylor / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 3:07 PM Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 5:36 PM Rodrigo Alves has had 12 major operations and eight minor cosmetic procedures. A Brazilian-born flight attendant who wants to live in a Barbie world has undergone 20 cosmetic procedures to look like a human Ken doll. Rodrigo Alves, a 30-year-old self-proclaimed plastic surgery addict, has spent some 100,000 British pounds, about $168,850, on his obsession, according to SWNS. His numerous surgeries include three nose jobs, jaw liposuction, calf shaping, pectoral implants and a six-pack-sculpting operation. He also goes for Botox twice a year and takes collagen tablets, anti-water retention pills and hair growth supplements, SWNS reported. Alves, who lives in London and describes himself as a “worldwide socialite” on his Instagram page, said Barbie’s beau looks like the “ideal man.” “With Ken everything is exactly in the right place, his back, his biceps, his jawline,” he told SWNS. “So of course I’d like to look like him. He’s perfect!” But Alves’ quest for a life in plastic nearly killed him. In January, he developed an infection after a doctor injected a gel into his arms and had to spend three weeks in a Brazilian hospital. “It nearly got to the stage where they were talking about chopping my arm off. The doctors said if the bacteria had gone to my heart I would have died,” he said. He eventually recovered and returned to England, where he saw a therapist who said he had body dysmorphia, a body-image disorder characterized by an obsession with one's appearance and imperfections, whether real or imagined. “Hopefully the therapy will help me not to have this desire to keep enhancing and changing myself and having fillers. It's all very painful,” he said. Thirty-year-old Londoner Rodrigo Alves admits he will likely have more cosmetic operations. Rodrigo Alves calls Barbie’s doll beau, Ken, the ‘ideal man,’ adding, ‘Of course I’d like to look like him. He’s perfect!’ Even though his near-death experience has made him think twice about going under the knife, Alves admits he will likely have more surgeries. “I haven’t yet found an answer to my addiction. It’s just so difficult to control,” he said. “I’d like to make my shoulders bigger, my bum rounder, my pecs larger and probably another nose job,” he said.
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    North Korea

    North Korea is mad again
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    Another day. Another mass shooting in America.

    Today Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blamed school shootings on: ■ violent video games ■ removing religion from schools ■ abortions and "broken families" ■ irresponsible gun owners ■ too many entrances to schools ■ unarmed teachers !!! The problem is never the guns! Guns which are rampant and easily available. Their solution is for more people to be armed with guns. The deep gun culture here in America is !!!
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    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    Animals? Don’t hold back Donald, you know you want to say even worse.
  8. http://ew.com/music/2017/11/06/morrissey-cancels-concert-weather/ Morrissey cancels concert because it's too cold ‘F— you drama queen,’ wrote one person JOSH GLICKSMAN@JOSHGLICKSMAN POSTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2017 AT 5:33PM EST Morrissey canceled a show because the weather was too cold at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, California on Sunday. “Due to an inoperable heating system on stage, tonight’s engagement is postponed,” said a woman over the sound system, as captured in the Instagram post above. “However, a new date will be rescheduled for the 2018 season.” Boos and groans poured in from audience members who showed up to watch the show as the temperatures hovered in the 40s. (A rep for Morrissey did not immediately return EW’s request for comment.) According to a different fan’s Instagram post, the crowd was waiting for almost an hour before Morrissey decided to pull the plug. “An amphitheater full of upset, sad, and angry people,” read the Instagram post. “#Morrissey decided to ‘postpone’ the show after the crowd waited for almost an hour. I can’t say I’m surprised because of his history of spontaneously canceling shows, but I am disappointed. All I can do is hope I can get a refund and that #StevenMorrissey’s health is well.” See more reactions below.
  9. https://genius.com/a/apple-is-reportedly-planning-to-end-digital-music-downloads-by-2019 Apple Is Reportedly Planning To End Digital Music Downloads By 2019 By Chris Mench December 13, 2017 While the company has denied the rumors, downloads are falling out of popularity fast. Last week, industry publication Digital Music News released a new report claiming that Apple is on track for a plan to eliminate digital music downloads from the iTunes store by early 2019. Although Apple has denied that any such phaseout plan exists, DMN’s report cites “multiple sources tied into the platform or working at the company itself.” DMN’s Paul Resnikoff detailed the alleged plan that his sources outlined, which he claims is on track to be implemented in early 2019, shortly after the Christmas season: The company would migrate a user’s iTunes download collection towards a brand-new Apple Music account. Then, as part of a three-month transitionary trial account, a user’s entire collection would be migrated into streaming equivalents. All previous playlists and details would also be translated. Downloads unavailable as streams would be grayed out, pending future licensing. ‘But you can always go back and listen to the downloads, they always will work,’ another source noted. Over time, ‘more stuff becomes licensed’ and the grayed out collection becomes de minimis. While not dead, it’s certainly true that paid music downloads don’t seem to be the future of music. A record number of users are migrating to streaming services, with Spotify hitting 60 million subscribers earlier this year and Apple Music surpassing 30 million. Meanwhile, paid downloads have fallen significantly, with DMNputting the U.S. declines in the first half of 2017 at 24.1 percent for songs and 19.9 percent for albums. A previous report from DMN predicted that the entire model would be dead by 2021, just 18 years after the iTunes store first launched. Still, questions remain about the viability of streaming platforms. Spotify is preparing to go public potentially as soon as next year, although the company remains unprofitable. TIDAL’s finances remain murky, while services like Apple Music and Amazon Prime Music currently benefit from being underwritten by a larger company with diversified income streams. Jimmy Iovine recently underscored this point in an interview with Billboard, worrying that fierce competition will drive down subscription prices. “The streaming business is not a great business,” he said. “It’s fine with the big companies: Amazon, Apple, Google… Of course it’s a small piece of their business, very cool, but Spotify is the only standalone, right? So they have to figure out a way to show the road to making this a real business.” So far, Apple has continued to deny the prospect of ending paid downloads. It also recently acquired music recognition and discovery app Shazam for a reported $400 million, although its plans for the company remain unclear. However, as digital sales continue to fall while consumers move to streaming platforms, it certainly seems like the days of paid music downloads are numbered.
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    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-reportedly-haitians-aids-nigerians-huts-article-1.3717535 Trump reportedly said all Haitians have AIDS, Nigerians have huts BY DENIS SLATTERY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, December 23, 2017, 1:46 PM President Trump exploded with vitriolic and racist comments — saying all Haitians have AIDS and mocking Nigerians — during a heated White House meeting about immigration, according to a report on Saturday. Trump grumbled as entered the Oval Office, dressing down his national security team and railing against the number of immigrants who had entered the country since he took office. He said he looked like a fool as the number climbed and he failed to make good on his promise to curtail the number of foreigners coming to America, sources told The New York Times. Trump fumed at his top security team, reading from a list and complaining that 15,000 immigrants arrived from Haiti. They “all have AIDS,” he said. He read on, complaining that 40,000 people had come from Nigeria. They would never “go back to their huts” in Africa, the President griped, a pair of officials told The Times. Trump exploded at staff and cabinet members, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as John Kelly, then the secretary of homeland security, cleared the room of underlings and tried to assert order, sources told the newspaper. The White House did not deny the heated nature of the meeting, but insisted Trump never used the words “AIDS” or “huts.” Several participants in the meeting told The Times they did not recall Trump using those words and did not think he had. Frank Sharry, the executive director of America’s Voice, a pro-immigration group, said he wouldn’t be surprised if the comments came from the President’s mouth, arguing that his immigration agenda is motivated by racism. “He’s basically saying, ‘You people of color coming to America seeking the American dream are a threat to the white people,’” Sharry told The Times. Since the beginning of his term, Trump has pushed to curb the number of refugees and immigrants accepted into the U.S. He has recently railed against chain migration and the diversity visa lottery program — pointing to the deadly lower Manhattan truck attack carried out by Sayfullo Saipov, who came to the U.S. through the lottery program as an example. He has also used Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi national who attempted to detonate a bomb in the subway near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, who came to the U.S. through chain migration after his aunt was selected through the lottery program. Chain migration is a term often misused by anti-immigration hardliners. It is essentially the same process that families of immigrants have used to enter the U.S. for generations. Trump’s presidential campaign offered a clear picture of what his White House policies would look like. Anti-immigration rhetoric and the demonizing of foreigners as a group of people bringing crime or radicalization into the country has permeated the President’s speeches and public comments following tragedies and terror attacks. The nationalist approach to immigration is in part thanks to senior policy adviser Stephen Miller. The 33-year-old staffer has made restricting the flow of immigrants and refugees to the U.S. his main priority since joining the Trump team. Miller drew heat in January for the botched roll-out of the Trump administration’s initial travel ban that targeted Muslim immigrants. On Friday, a U.S. appeals court said the most recent version of the ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries should not be applied to people with strong U.S. ties. “We conclude that the President’s issuance of the Proclamation once again exceeds the scope of his delegated authority,” the panel said. In June, the same month that tempers flared in the Oval Office meeting, Miller was warring with State Department staffers over reports about the costs of resettling refugees. When department specialists proposed including refugees’ economic contributions in the studies to produce a more balanced assessment, Miller rebuffed the idea, one current and one former U.S. official told Reuters. Miller’s anti-immigration leanings were on full display according to officials who said Miller and the administration wanted to make a case to restrict refugee flows by creating a skewed analysis. “It’s a policy outcome in search of a rationale,” a former U.S. official told Reuters. Miller reportedly targeted Tillerson at the June meeting, according to The Times, blaming him for the high number of foreigners entering the country. The young adviser has relished his role in combating bureaucracy and overturning decades of immigration policy. “We have taken a giant steamliner barreling full speed,” Mr. Miller said in a recent interview. “Slowed it, stopped it, begun to turn it around and started sailing in the other direction.”
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    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/jim-bakker-trump-was-chosen-by-god-so-we-better-obey-him/ Jim Bakker: Trump Was Chosen By God So ‘We Better Obey’ Him By Kyle Mantyla | December 18, 2017 3:26 pm On his television program today, End Times prepper pastor Jim Bakker encouraged his audience to send thank you notes to President Trump for his recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the U.S. embassy there. “I want everybody to write him a note and thank him for what he did,” Bakker said, reporting that the White House has told him how much Trump loves to get encouraging letters from Christians. Bakker said that it is the prayers of Christians which are sustaining Trump. “It’s the power behind him, the prayers behind him,” Bakker said. “He’s wanting the prayers of the people. You know, people say, ‘Well, I don’t think he’s a godly man.’ Well, I’ll tell you what, he loves prayer, he loves God, he doesn’t want to murder any more babies in our country. Come on. Let’s give God a chance and God had him elected and the Bíble says He puts up—God—and puts down the leaders. So we better obey our leaders and live under them in peace.”