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Everyone is tweeting the Boy Scouts values after Trump turns jamboree into full-blown political rally

Everyone is tweeting the Boy Scouts values after Trump turns jamboree into full-blown political rally That's according to the Scout values that many are citing in contrast with President Trump's speech at Monday's Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.The president, who wasn't a Boy Scout, turned the event into one of his political rallies after he said he wasn't going to talk about politics.

Veteran scoutmaster scolds Trump in scathing tweetstorm

Veteran scoutmaster scolds Trump in scathing tweetstorm Funny he should ask that, because Trump talked a lot about politics during his speech Monday at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.That angered a veteran scout leader, who said Trump made his appearance in front of about 30,000 Boy Scouts all about himself.

The ACLU is way too busy for your hamburger debates

The ACLU is way too busy for your hamburger debates I have argued about what makes a good hamburger at bars, backyard BBQs, and on the internet.But I also know it's totally inconsequential stuff compared to, say, the Trump administration's travel ban.

Philippine president admits he used an army of social media trolls while campaigning

Philippine president admits he used an army of social media trolls while campaigning Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has admitted he paid an army of social media trolls to defend him while he was on the campaign trail last year.The outspoken and at times controversial politician was defending himself after a University of Oxford study was published, finding that Duterte uses both automated and human trolls on social media.

'Point Break' 2017: Robbers sport Trump masks in Italy

'Point Break' 2017: Robbers sport Trump masks in Italy If you want to hide in plain sight, put on a mask of the most talked about man in the world.That seems to have been the logic of two robbers near Turin, Italy (also sort of the logic of the surfer-robbers in the movie Point Break), whom police have reportedly accused of stealing around $117,000 from a series of banks.

Sen. John McCain just contradicted his own healthcare vote in a speech

Sen. John McCain just contradicted his own healthcare vote in a speech July, 25, 2017: Mark it down as one of the strangest days of John McCain's entire, lengthy time in the Senate.The senator flew to Washington, D.

Trump's recent Twitter rant appears to confirm secret CIA program in Syria

Trump's recent Twitter rant appears to confirm secret CIA program in Syria But perhaps he should try it out, because a tweet he sent late on Monday seems to confirm a secretive CIA program in Syria that he recently ended.Some might see that as fishy, but it's worth nothing that officials weren't sure the program was worthwhile well before Trump became president.

Mom talks about that heartbreaking photo of her trans son to fight discriminatory bathroom bill

Mom talks about that heartbreaking photo of her trans son to fight discriminatory bathroom bill Amber Briggle is sick and tired of Texas lawmakers bullying her son.He’s part of the community affected by the anti-trans "bathroom bill" making its way through the Texas legislature.

Stephen Colbert rewrites the Boy Scout oath for the Trump era

Stephen Colbert rewrites the Boy Scout oath for the Trump era The Boy Scout Oath reminds scouts to "help other people at all times," but that doesn't really seem to fit the Trump era.Maybe "buy a sex yacht" instead?

Rick Perry was pranked (twice) by a pair of Russian jokesters and we're all doomed

Rick Perry was pranked (twice) by a pair of Russian jokesters and we're all doomed What follows is an account of something that can, honestly, happen to anyone: getting prank called.To repeat: a member of Trump's cabinet was pranked hard (twice, as it turns out) by a pair of Russians.

Donald Trump announces U.S. military will not allow transgender people to serve

Donald Trump announces U.S. military will not allow transgender people to serve On Wednesday morning President Trump fired off a bombshell of a tweet, leaving the world in suspense for a few painful moments as he prepped for an announcement.S.

Trump says transgender individuals can't serve in the military, and the internet is fuming

Trump says transgender individuals can't serve in the military, and the internet is fuming President Donald Trump announced via Twitter Wednesday that the United States government will not allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the United States military.According to Trump, the military "cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.

Justin Trudeau and his sultry gaze are on the cover of 'Rolling Stone'

Justin Trudeau and his sultry gaze are on the cover of 'Rolling Stone' Canadian prime minister and sock fan Justin Trudeau is on the cover of this month's Rolling Stone.Oh, and the cover says "Why can't he be our president?

Donald Trump proved his 'support' for LGBTQ rights is meaningless in just 3 tweets

Donald Trump proved his 'support' for LGBTQ rights is meaningless in just 3 tweets The world should by now know that President Donald Trump is very willing to say one thing and do another.After Trump's tweets, many, including Joe Biden, Chelsea Manning, and John McCain, spoke out against the ban, calling the decision cruel and harmful.

Trump talks about being on Mount Rushmore, internet has a blast

Trump talks about being on Mount Rushmore, internet has a blast Donald Trump will not say that he wants his beautiful face to be added to Mount Rushmore one day, but we all know he does.You see, during his Tuesday rally in Youngstown, Ohio, the president literally screamed (despite standing in front of a working microphone) to his audience all about the historical structure, asking if his massive stone facial profile would one day join his pals Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln.

Viagra costs military 5 times more than transgender medical services

Viagra costs military 5 times more than transgender medical services President Donald Trump says his ban on trans people in the military is cost-based, but no one's buying it after Twitter pounced on this data nugget: the Pentagon spends more on Viagra than trans medical services.Department of Defense spending analysis from 2015 and found that erectile dysfunction drugs cost the military a lot.

The White House didn't want to talk about the transgender ban, so it just read a letter from a child instead

The White House didn't want to talk about the transgender ban, so it just read a letter from a child instead Only hours after Donald Trump announced a plan to ban transgender people from the military, she kicked off a new "process" that entails reading emails and letters sent to the White House.The letter was from 9-year-old Dylan, aka Pickles, a big Trump fan whose birthday was Trump-themed.

Rihanna met Emmanuel Macron and her handshake was way better than Trump's

Rihanna met Emmanuel Macron and her handshake was way better than Trump's The bad gal has been using her voice to spotlight girls education issues around the globe in partnership with her Clara Lionel Foundation.Those efforts landed her a meeting with France's President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron, and upon seeing photos of their encounter, people are ready for Rihanna's political moment.

The North Korean elite use the internet just like we do, and we shouldn't be surprised

The North Korean elite use the internet just like we do, and we shouldn't be surprised The small slice of folks who sit atop North Korea's sociopolitical hierarchy use the internet pretty much like anyone else in the world, according to a study published by Recorded Future on Wednesday.But it shouldn't come as a shock, according to experts familiar with the region.