Twitter banning political ads is the right thing to do, so it will be attacked mercilessly

Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced abruptly — though the timing was certainly not accidental — that the platform would soon disallow any and all political advertising. This is the right thing to do, but it’s also going to be hard as hell for a lot of reasons. As usual in tech and politics, no good deed goes unpunished. Malicious actors, state-sponsored and otherwise, have and will continue to attempt to influence the outcome of U.S. elections via online means, including political ads and astroturfing. Banning such ads outright is an obvious, if rather heavy-handed, solution — but given that online platforms seem to have made little progress on more targeted measures, it’s the only one realistically available to …

45 Creative Halloween Decorations That Are So Good, Theres Almost No Competition

In the final rush towards Halloween, Bored Panda brings you the most creative, the most original, the very best decorations to show you how some people go all-out for the scariest of nights! Upvote your fave decorations and share the link with your friends and family for some inspiration that doesn’t revolve around carving pumpkins into Jack-o’-lanterns. Lesley Bannatyne. We talked to her about the meaning of Halloween and how it can be as much about silliness and having fun as it is about seriousness and darkness. #1 My Neighbor’s Only Halloween Decoration #2 This Full-Sized Dragon Decoration Someone Put On Their House For Halloween #3 Great Decoration For Dia De Muertos In México Successful decorations are those that make …

Inside L.A.s High-End Getty Fire Evacuation Center

Around 3:30 a.m. Monday, a tech company recruiter named Peter Locke woke up to a phone call. Locke is an older man with bushy white eyebrows, bushier sideburns, and a warm, low voice. He lives in the upper reaches of Mandeville Canyon, a long, narrow strip north of Los Angeles, east of Westridge Canyonback Wilderness Park, and right in the middle of a Theres an evacuation order. I just grabbed whatever I could: the backup for my computer, a cellphone, a few dollars, some papers, my wallet, thats it. I barely had time to put on clothes. It was early Monday morningthe middle of the night. Just hours before Lockes call, a strong wind had knocked a tree branch into …

‘My six-year wait for dental braces’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThomas Kendall needs orthodontic treatment but has been waiting since he was 12 to receive it When Thomas Kendall was 12 he was told he needed an orthodontic brace, but six years later he is still waiting. Thomas said he was now desperate to receive the treatment he needs as he is due to start university next year. He has had an initial assessment, but needed to make a 90-mile (145km) round trip from his home in Llanbadarn, near Aberystwyth, to Carmarthen – where the only NHS orthodontist under the Hywel Dda University Health Board is located. Thomas contacted BBC Wales to ask how many young people in west Wales are in …

Here’s How To Help Victims Of The Kincade Fire In California, Because This Is Serious

MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images/MediaNews Group/Getty Images Here’s How To Help Victims Of The Kincade Fire In California, Because This Is Serious By Shelby Black Oct 28, 2019 On Wednesday, Oct. 23, a devastating wildfire erupted in Sonoma County displacing residents from their homes and leading firefighters to immediately take over the area. Nearly a week later, it’s still ongoing. This marks yet another fire to hit the Golden State, so here’s four ways to help victims of the Kincade fire. The wildfire, referred to as the Kincade Fire, in California’s picturesque wine country Sonoma County began on Wednesday, Oct. 23, and as of Oct. 28 nearly 200,000 people have had to evacuate the area. According to the …

Apple’s New AirPods Pro Headphones Have Some Majorly Upgraded Features

Apple Apple’s New AirPods Pro Headphones Have Some Majorly Upgraded Features By Lara Walsh Oct 28, 2019 Just months after unveiling its second generation of wireless headphones, Apple is continuing to upgrade its listening experience with an all-new product. Get out your credit cards, because Apple’s new AirPods Pro headphones boast several cool features, including active noise cancellation, and it’s bound to transform how you listen to music, tune in to podcasts and shows, take calls, and more. Here’s everything that you can expect with the company’s newest gadget. On Monday, Oct. 28, the tech giant officially rolled out its third iteration of its popular AirPods line, which it has dubbed AirPods Pro, to showcase its elevated features over both …

Prince Andrew’s friends claim photos with Epstein were fake: report

Photo from 2001 that was included in court files released last week shows Prince Andrew with his arm around the waist of 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre who says Jeffrey Epstein paid her to have sex with the prince. Andrew has denied the charges. In the background is Epstein’s girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. (U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals) Giuffre, now 35, claimed in her first televised interview on “Dateline NBC” in September that she had sex with Prince Andrew in 2001 when she was 17 at Maxwell’s London townhouse. She said Maxwell, who recruited her as Epstein’s “sex slave,” also propositioned her to the prince despite the royal knowing her age.  Prince Andrew has vehemently denied the allegations. The source said an analyst …

Veterans For Impeachment Score With Signs At World Series

Veterans for Impeachment staked out a high visibility site for their message at Game 5 of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros: right behind home plate.  Donald Trump watched the game. When the president and first lady appeared on the Jumbotron as well, the crowd booed him and chanted “ Common Defense, an organization of veterans opposed to Trump administration policies, told HuffPost that the signs were visible for about 15 minutes during the fifth inning before security confiscated them. Two other large red banners reading “Impeach Trump!”— apparently not linked to the veterans’ group — were also spotted at the game hanging from the bleachers in both the left and right field. They were also …

Eagles vs. Bills Live Stream: How to Watch the NFL Online

This Eagles team needs to get better fast. Despite Carson Wentzs talent, this Philadelphia Eagles offense has been anemic. Luckily, the Eagles face an equally weak offensive attack in the Buffalo Bills this week. This could be the game where the Eagles get right. Wentz deserves a bit of a break because he doesnt have much help. Without DeSean Jackson, this receiving corps is laughably bad. While the running game has been solid, it hasnt been enough to win when the receivers arent clicking with Wentz. Phillys pass defense is also awful, which is particularly troubling considering their receivers are so ineffective. Two weeks ago, the team gave up 333 yards and four touchdowns to Kirk Cousins. They let Aaron …

Someone turned the woman yelling at a cat meme into their Halloween costume

Forget the basic cat costume, lets accept our obsession with this years best internet memes by dressing like them for the holiday. To be clear, no one knows who this guy is or why Biden told this story. But in 2017, the former vice president alleged he met a gang leader, named Corn Pop, as he was lifeguarding a predominantly Black pool in the summer of 1962. says in the videoWell he came off, and he said Ill meet you outside, Biden added. Biden says Corn Pop was waiting for him outside with three guys and a straight razor. So Biden walked out to his car, which was where Corn Pop was waiting for him, with a 6-foot chain.

Anti-immigration protester from #GreenShirtGuy video arrested for identity theft

When #GreenShirtGuy went viral for laughing his ass off over some MAGA-hat wearing womans rant against immigration, it was a total mood. And now, months later, were all laughing at her all over again. Jennifer Harrison, who last made headlines for harassing churches that were providing aid to immigrants, was arrested on Oct. 24for identity theft. Specifically, she has been accused of stealing hotel points from anelderly lady so she could go to the Aftershock Festival and complain about California. Its unknown at the time what her relationship with the woman she pretended to be in order to steal the hotel points is, if there is any relationship at all, but it was done without the knowledge and permission of …

How Warren Went From Wonky Blogger to Democratic Frontrunner

A 70-year-old, twice-elected Senator from Massachusetts might not sound like the biography of a transformative presidential candidate. But Elizabeth Warren is not your traditional White House aspirant, and her ascension in the Democratic primary represents, for better or worse, a tectonic shift within the Democratic Party. Those who have run for the partys nomination in the past have largely hailed from one of two perches: insurgents or establishment types. Warrens candidacy is a synthesis of the two. She has spent decades operating in elite institutions from Harvard to the Obama administration to the halls of Congress. But she is also the first true candidate of the Netroots era of the Democratic Party, in which wonkiness and unapologetic progressivism are both …

How Warren Went From Wonky Blogger to Democratic Frontrunner

A 70-year-old, twice-elected Senator from Massachusetts might not sound like the biography of a transformative presidential candidate. But Elizabeth Warren is not your traditional White House aspirant, and her ascension in the Democratic primary represents, for better or worse, a tectonic shift within the Democratic Party. Those who have run for the partys nomination in the past have largely hailed from one of two perches: insurgents or establishment types. Warrens candidacy is a synthesis of the two. She has spent decades operating in elite institutions from Harvard to the Obama administration to the halls of Congress. But she is also the first true candidate of the Netroots era of the Democratic Party, in which wonkiness and unapologetic progressivism are both …