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The Rude Pundit: Fuck You, John McCain

Fuck You, John McCain(Note: I took this down for a couple of days because I said I would if John McCain voted down the worthless skinny repeal. He did and I did and now I’m putting it back up because there are many reasons to say, “Fuck you” to McCain. Not the least of those reasons is that he gave the Nero-like thumbs down to the skinny repeal in part because it wasn’t cruel enough in taking health care away from millions. So, yeah, a few things are wrong, but the feelings are right.)I know there are people who are more responsible than Arizona Senator John McCain for the passage of the motion to proceed to dismantle health care coverage for millions of Americans and give a big ass tax cut to the wealthiest in the country. I know that there is still a long, long way to go before any actual legislation that does all that passes, although it really just seems like a fait accompli at this point. And I know, I know, Christ, fuck, I know that in some cosmic sense it’s wrong to attack someone who has an aggressive form of brain cancer and just had a blood clot removed from behind his eyeball, that such suffering ought to be given respect. But fuck all that. Fuck you, John McCain, you petulant, pissant son of a bitch. Fuck you, fuck your legacy, fuck your pain, fuck your recovery, fuck your family, and fuck, fuck, fuck you. And I feel free to say that because, with his vote today to allow debate on some bullshit new health care plan, he said, “Fuck you” to hundreds of thousands of his state’s constituents who will lose Medicaid coverage or be priced out of insurance or be pushed into some worthless policy. The saddest response to McCain’s announcement yesterday that he was returning early to Washington to vote on the motion-to-proceed was the hope that the mythical maverick McCain would show up and, likely having no more elections to run, would do the right thing by voting “No.” That McCain never existed, and, except for issues like torture, he has been as loyal a Republican as any flea on the hairs on Mitch McConnell’s waxy balls. Of course he was coming back to dick people over. It’s what he does. He’s a motherfucker, like every other Republican motherfucker. Motherfuckers fuck mothers. How many times do I have to say this? They fuck mothers. It’s right there in the word. If they get a chance to fuck a mother, they will fuck that mother because they are motherfuckers. And the repeal of the Affordable Care Act is like a sticky blood orgy of motherfuckery. By the time the process is over, Republicans will fuck every hole and carve some new ones to fuck.Not only did McCain vote, but then he saw fit to stand there and give a sanctimonious goddamned speech decrying how the Senate has become “more partisan, more tribal.” He called for a return to some kind of era of comity, and he blamed both parties for what he sees as a breakdown in “regular order” in the Senate and the ability to work together. And all over the media, people acted like fuckin’ Lancelot had just come riding in to save the day when it was really just a filthy one-eyed poodle with a chip on its shoulder and ankles to bite.Let’s contextualize: “Regular order” was stabbed to death by Republicans during the Obama presidency when the Senate GOP decided that every bill would be filibustered when they were in the minority and any idea of the President’s would be blocked when they got the majority. John McCain barely squeaked a single fart of protest out from between his saggy ass cheeks. In fact, again, except for torture (sometimes), he went along every single fucked up time that Republicans threw themselves in the way of legislation passed by the House. And then he blew shit up like a common terrorist when Republicans got the Senate back. “Regular order,” motherfucker? Suck a pig dick.Shit, in his little vomit of a speech today, he smirked when he criticized Democrats for not engaging Republicans on the Affordable Care Act: “The Obama administration and congressional Democrats shouldn’t have forced through Congress without any opposition support a social and economic change as massive as Obamacare.” Bitch, there were ten months of hearings and 160 Republican amendments got into the bill. So make a dildo out of your complaint about regular order and shove it up your worn out sphincter.And let’s contextualize further: What McCain voted for today was a phantom bill. It was a sham to get something out there so that the amendment process could start on the House bill. It was as far from regular order as having monkeys fuck on the floor of the Senate, although that’s a fair analogy for what actually occurred. The final fucking insult from McCain today was that he once again pretended like he might be a maverick. He said, “Why don’t we try the old way of legislating in the Senate, the way our rules and customs encourage us to act. If this process ends in failure, which seem likely, then let’s return to regular order.” If you think that McCain will do anything n

Source: The Rude Pundit: Fuck You, John McCain

Eric Bolling’s son dies hours after father loses Fox News job – Sep. 9, 2017

Eric Bolling’s son Eric Chase died on Friday night, just hours after his father lost a high-profile job at the Fox News Channel.The cause of death has not been announced. According to a family friend, an autopsy will not take place until Monday.Eric Chase Bolling was starting his second year at the University of Colorado in Boulder. It is unclear if he died on or off campus. Local authorities did not immediately respond to requests for comment from CNN.His parents learned of the death late Friday night and flew to Colorado on Saturday morning.Eric Bolling confirmed the heart-wrenching news in a tweet.”Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear,” Bolling wrote. “Thoughts, prayers appreciated.”In a second tweet, Bolling said that an autopsy would be conducted next week. “Authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point. … Please respect our grieving period,” he wrote.The family friend said the Bollings are in a profound state of shock. Eric was their only child.Eric Bolling sometimes talked lovingly about his son on Fox News. Bolling, a former trader, joined Fox Business Network in 2007 and later jumped to Fox News, where he became one of the channel’s best-known conservative hosts. In his appearances on the 5 p.m. talk show “The Five,” he cheered on Donald Trump’s campaign for president. He also wrote a pro-Trump book called “The Swamp.”Trump’s sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump expressed their condolences in separate messages on Twitter. “I am so sorry for your loss. I know how devoted you were to your son. I cannot fathom how difficult this must be,” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted.When “The Five” was moved to 9 p.m. last spring, Bolling stayed on at 5 p.m. as the leader of a new show called “The Specialists.”He signed a multi-year contract in June. He parted ways with Fox News in August after an investigation into allegations, first reported by HuffPost, that Bolling had sent female colleagues an “unsolicited” lewd photo.Bolling moved to sue the HuffPost reporter and vowed to fight the claims, which he called “false smear attacks.””I look forward to clearing my name” as soon as possible, he said.Fox announced his departure around 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Fox said it happened “amicably.” “The Specialists” was canceled.Sources at Fox said staffers were shaken up about the sudden death.”We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Eric Bolling’s son,” the network said in a statement. “Eric Chase was a wonderful young man and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bolling family.”Bolling’s former colleagues and other journalists also expressed condolences.”So awful. My heart goes out to Eric and his family,” CNN’s Don Lemon tweeted.”Overwhelmed by the news of Eric Bolling’s son,” Fox contributor Katie Pavlich tweeted. “How absolutely horrific and devastating.”– Updated: This article has been updated to clarify Bolling’s status at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Source: Eric Bolling’s son dies hours after father loses Fox News job – Sep. 9, 2017

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll – Rasmussen Reports™

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.The latest figures include 30% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 45% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15. (see trends).Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern  (sign up for free daily email update).The Trump Administration on Tuesday announced an end to DACA, the so-called “Dreamers” program, and gave Congress until March to provide a legislative solution to the problem of undocumented adults who arrived in the United States illegally as children.Critics claim illegal immigrants take jobs away from Americans, but voters tend to favor the continuation of the Obama-era program that protects from deportation illegal immigrants who came here as children.The House approved $7.9 billion in Hurricane Harvey disaster relief funds yesterday. More voters than ever now agree the clean-up and recovery efforts in situations like these should be the federal government’s responsibility.Americans uniting as one, as they’ve done in Texas to battle Harvey, represents the true spirit of America, “a spirit of love, determination and resolve,” President Trump has said. That American spirit is the subject of this week’s Rasmussen Minute as yet another, potentially catastrophic hurricane tracks toward Florida. President Ronald Reagan said in his first inaugural address in 1981 that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Voters still agree and hope Congress and the president don’t blunt the cutting knife.President Trump this week also expressed his desire to shrink the corporate tax rate in order to boost job growth and help middle-class Americans.  We will tell you at 10:30 a.m. Eastern whether voters believe that lowering the U.S. corporate tax rate will help or hurt the economy.

Source: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll – Rasmussen Reports™

Tens of thousands of witches around the world join forces every month to cast a ‘binding’ spell on Donald Trump and ‘protect’ the world from his actions


TENS of thousands of witches around the world join forces every month to cast a “binding” spell on Donald Trump, Hollywood witch Vicky Adams has revealed. Vicky, who runs a renowned occult store in tinseltown, says the spell aims to stop the US President from reaping “harm and destruction” across the globe.

She says her shop has been inundated with people desperate to learn the spell and buy the ingredients – which include an orange candle to signify the President’s trademark fake tanned skin.

The 49-year-old says the spell, which started in February, has now become a global phenomenon.
Dozens of witches were seen performing rituals outside Trump Tower earlier this year – just one week before a blaze inside the building.

As well as casting spells on the controversial President, Vicky said huge numbers of people are turning to witchcraft and black magic to help them deal with everything from boosting their love life – to cursing or exacting revenge on their enemies.

Even celebrities come in to her store, Panpipes Magickal Marketplace, looking for spells to help them land big movie roles.
Singer Lana Del Rey jumped on the Trump spell craze and tweeted instructions to her followers in February.

Vicky, 49, from Los Angeles, told SunOnline: “The Donald Trump spell is not a hex or a curse – it’s binding Trump and any of his abetters to prevent them from causing harm and destruction to people, animals, the environment, everything.

“It’s not just within the US – it’s global at this point.

“Not everybody agrees with the spell even within the Pagan community – some people think there will be Karmic repercussions.

“I’ve been assisting people with setting up their tools – people have been coming in here seeking guidance especially when it first came out earlier this year.

“It takes place every waning moon, once a month – the next one is September 18th.

“There are probably tens of thousands of witches who take part – it’s hard to know exactly – but certainly a great amount of witches are coming together every month to do this spell.“It’s not unheard of for witches to do things like this – in fact it’s been done before decades back.

“In England there was a famous case where British witches helped stop the invasion of the Germans into the British Isles.

“They created a thought-form and everybody contributed to the spell and helped to stop the Nazi invasion.”

To do the Trump spell, Vicky advises people to get some Tarot cards, an orange candle, an unflattering photo of Trump, some sage and a feather.

She says: “It involves the use of the tower card from the Tarot deck to represent his downfall – but that might as simple as they want his phone to break so he can’t tweet at 3am in the morning anymore.

“You need an orange candle to represent him – you can guess why. Some people use little baby carrots.

“You need some sage and a feather. Some people have added their own components so they might add a figure candle.

“And you also need the most unflattering photo of Donald Trump that you can find. There are variations – some people might do a physical binding where they physically bind a picture of Trump with string or something.

“There’s also words or a prayer that you recite which calls for a hindrance or absolute cessation of Trump and anyone who aids and abets him from causing harm to man, beast and land.

“It’s a form of sympathetic magic and it’s a very powerful thing.”

The spell comes amid global outrage surrounding many of President Trump’s policy decisions since he’s been in the White House.
He’s come under fire for his policy on building a wall between the US and Mexico and more recently for cancelling the Obama era DACA program, threatening the future of thousands of young immigrants in the US.

“The spell is not as negative as it might sound – nobody is calling for President Trump’s death or anything – it’s more along the lines of stopping congress passing his legislation,” she explained.

“It’s not binding him in every aspect of his life – just in his role as president – because lots of people perceive his actions as being very harmful and contrary to the wishes of the people of America.”

Vicky has people from all walks of life coming into her Los Angeles store to buy occult supplies such as pentagrams, herbs, gargoyles, crystals, cauldrons – and even daggers.

She estimates there are thousands of witches’ covens just in LA alone – with new ones popping up every day.

“It’s a lot more common than people might think – you might be living next door to a witch and have no idea because we’re not stereotypical with the pointy hats and the warty noses – the people who come in the shop reflect that,” she said.

“I have lawyers, doctors, policemen, nurses, housewives, students – everyone comes in here. I also have Christo-witches who are practicing Christians and witches. I have Satanists and people who work with demonology – I do not discriminate against anybody.

“I get well-known celebrities and actors coming in – and not so well-known ones. Pretty much everyone is looking for love, success, happiness, protection.”

Vicky claims that Paganism is rapidly growing in popularity.

“You can see it reflected in so many TV shows and movies that are centred around witchcraft,” she said.

“Just scrolling through Instagram it’s witch, witch witch, it’s become fashionable. It wasn’t 20 years ago but it is now.

“I think it’s growing in popularity because people are very dissatisfied with organised religion. A lot of us come from Christian backgrounds and we’re fed up of the limitations placed on us – particularly women. Paganism is all-embracing – it accepts all and there’s no judgement.”

Vicky, who practices black and white magic including Voodoo and ritual magic, says she can help people exorcise demonic spirits from their homes, improve their sex life, get a job or improve their finances.

She also has clients coming in with darker objectives – such as to curse or hex an enemy.

“Hexes and curses are real you are using a very powerful force – you are using the planetary influence of Saturn or Mars,” she explains.

“Any powerful emotion is also going to make a spell more powerful.
“A curse can make somebody ill or bring absolute devastation and destruction to someone on their family or their ancestors. It can make you lose all your worldly possessions.

“It can make you lose your health – it can cause death – it can cause a loss of everyone you love.

“I’m not one to curse someone it’s not really my style but I’m not going to condemn someone for doing it either.

“I don’t agree with it but it’s their choice and something they’re going to have to answer to at the end of the day.

“If someone comes in wanting to do something negative I won’t try to talk them out of it but I will advise them of possible consequences.
“You have to feel justified in your actions otherwise you will be your own undoing.”

Many of the requests she gets relate to customer’s love life – and as well as herbs and oils to carry out love spells she also sells special sex candles – which she claims can make people impotent – or stop them from cheating.

“Yes I have candles shaped like men and women’s genitals – the black ones are for hexes to make a scorned lover impotent,” she explains.

“The red is to make somebody more potent or to bind someone to you sexually so they don’t stray. Blue and white are more healing.

“The black female candle can lower someone’s sex drive or give them a skin disease or something.

“You can do spells to make somebody fall in love with you but that’s one of the spells I think has a great potential to backfire.

“Everybody has their own free will but if you insist on bending somebody’s will and you persistently work on them you can make them fall in love with you.

“But it’s a very ego-driven conquest so when you get the person, chances are you don’t want them anymore but it’s too late because you’ve created a stalker or possible psychopath somebody dangerous who will kill you because they are so obsessed with you. You have created a monster.

“I don’t advise that – I’ve seen people get cancer, start to lose their status in society even become incarcerated – it starts to turn inwardly.

“I don’t tell people what to do – but I do advise them of the consequences.”

Source: Tens of thousands of witches around the world join forces every month to cast a ‘binding’ spell on Donald Trump and ‘protect’ the world from his actions

William Friedkin on Shooting a Real Exorcism: ‘It Was Terrifying!’ | Variety

When William Friedkin shot “The Exorcist” in 1973, he had never seen an exorcism, though even at the time he believed in the power of this rite. Decades later, the U.S. director came full circle when he was able to film one close up — involving violent thrashing, foaming at the mouth and screaming — thanks to Father Gabriele Amorth, who performed exorcisms for the Vatican’s Rome Diocese. The result is documentary “The Devil and Father Amorth,” which screened at the Venice Film Festival. Friedkin spoke to Variety about the experience.How did you and Father Amorth connect?I was familiar with his books, four or five of which are translated into English. And I knew that he was kindly disposed towards “The Exorcist” movie, even though he had said the special effects were over the top. He felt that it helped people to understand his work. I had never tried to meet him; I never thought I could. But I was in Lucca [Italy] a year or so ago…and someone casually mentioned that Lucca was about a half-hour drive to Pisa…where there was an airport where I could catch a one-hour flight to Rome. Something clicked, and through a friend I was able to write Father Amorth. Two days later he wrote me back, and said he would meet me.RELATEDVenice Film Review: Kirsten Dunst in ‘Woodshock’So it was your idea?Yes. This idea just popped onto my head. I call it providential. I had an inner voice that said to me, “I wonder if I could meet Father Amorth?”It’s a known fact that Amorth was a fan of “The Exorcist.” It’s really so wonderful that in that film you had been able to capture something that resonated for him, even without doing that much research into the specifics of what he did.There is no research; the only research is his books. In the United States in the 20th century, there were two reported cases of possession, as far as Mr. Blatty [who wrote the novel “The Exorcist”] and I could tell. There were only two cases that had any substantial writing about them in the United States….The church doesn’t say a lot about this. They don’t try to publicize it at all. They are not promoting it. I doubt that they will even have a position about my film [this latest one]. They never comment about these things. I doubt that they would have given me permission to do what I did. He gave me permission, and he operated quite independently from church procedure and was openly critical of the Vatican.The amazing thing is that you were able to get access to a real exorcism so easily.I was shocked. I had no idea that I would ever be able to even meet with him. I did know how busy he was. He was doing exorcisms all day every day right up until he went into the hospital and then died [in September 2016].RELATEDVenice Film Review: George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’Why do you think you got the access?I think I came along at a time when he wanted people to become aware of this work because he wanted the Vatican to train more exorcists. He believed that I had enough cachet to take his story…that I would be able to bring it to the public by way of a film.Tell me about the shoot. I had to shoot it alone, obviously. The conditions were that I come along with no crew and no lights. So I used a Sony still camera that shot high-definition video. I had only that camera running and I was about two feet away from them, probably even closer.What was the experience of witnessing a real exorcism so close up like?It was terrifying. I went from being afraid of what could happen to feeling a great deal of empathy with this woman’s pain and suffering, which is obvious in the film.As I understand it, Amorth had been doing exorcisms on her for some time.The one that I filmed was her ninth, and she was having one a month.You have subsequently consulted with scientists in the U.S. about what you witnessed and filmed. What did they say?I consulted with neurologists, brain surgeons, some of the best in the United States. The brain surgeons had no idea what her affliction was and none of them would recommend an operation. They believe that everything originates in the brain but — and they say this in the film — they have never seen anything quite like these symptoms….Then the psychiatrists…all described how psychiatry now recognizes demonic possession. It’s called dissociative identity disorder/demonic possession. And if a patient comes in and says they are possessed by a demon or a devil, they don’t tell them that they are not….They do whatever psychiatric treatment they think is necessary, including medication. And they bring an exorcist in.

Source: William Friedkin on Shooting a Real Exorcism: ‘It Was Terrifying!’ | Variety

Joel Osteen shuts megachurch amid flooding crisis | New York Post

Televangelist Joel Osteen cancelled services at his Houston megachurch Sunday and has yet to reopen its doors — despite the fact that thousands of flooded-out residents are desperately seeking shelter.The perpetually smiling pastor told followers on Twitter on Monday to lean on their faith.“Jesus promises us peace that passes understanding,” he wrote. “That’s peace when it doesn’t make sense.”But Osteen’s comforting words didn’t sit well with critics, who want to know why the doors to his 16,800-seat arena at his Lakewood Church near downtown Houston are closed.“You have taken so much money away from your people to live like a king,” entertainment publicist Danny Deraney blasted. “It’s the least you could do.”

Washington DC-based writer Charles Clymer tweeted pictures of Lakewood Church, which did not appear to be damaged by floods.“It doesn’t make sense why you’re not opening up your mega church to house Houston citizens, help me understand that. Jesus,” according to Florida-based writer Emily Timbol.While the church and its arena have not suffered any flood damage yet, ministry spokesman Donald Iloff said their property is inaccessible because of surrounding waters.And it makes no sense to open church doors when the city and county are already treating thousands of flood victims at the nearby George R. Brown Convention Center, according to Iloff.“It has everything inside there – medicine, doctors, places to sleep,” Iloff said of the convention center. “It’s amazing what they’re doing there the make people comfortable.”

Source: Joel Osteen shuts megachurch amid flooding crisis | New York Post

MSESPN Pulls Asian Announcer Named Robert Lee Off UVa Game To Avoid Offending Idiots – Outkick the Coverage

UPDATE: ESPN ISSUES OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON MOVING ROBERT LEE FROM VIRGINIA GAME: “We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties. It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue.” Additionally, I had a conversation with a senior employee at ESPN who wanted to

Source: MSESPN Pulls Asian Announcer Named Robert Lee Off UVa Game To Avoid Offending Idiots – Outkick the Coverage

WHAT HAS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP DONE SINCE HE HAS BEEN IN OFFICE ……

WHAT HAS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP DONE SINCE HE HAS BEEN IN OFFICE ……

1. Supreme Court Judge Gorsuch

2. 59 missiles dropped in Syria

3. He took us out of TPP

4. Illegal immigration is now down 70%( the lowest in 17 years)

5. Consumer confidence highest since 2000 at index 125.6

6. Mortgage applications for new homes rise to a seven year high

7. Arranged from 7% to 24% Tariff on lumber from Canada

8. Bids for border wall are well underway

9. Pulled out of the lopsided Paris accord

10. Keystone pipeline approved

11. NATO allies boost spending by 4.3%

12. Allowing VA to terminate bad employees

13. Allowing private healthcare choices for veterans

14. More than 600,000. Jobs created

15. Median household income at a 7 year high

16. The Stock Market is at the highest ever in its history

17. China agreed to American import of beef

18. $89 Billion saved in regulation rollbacks

19. Rollback of A Regulation to boost coal mining

20. MOAB for ISIS

21. Travel ban reinstated

22. Executive order for religious freedom

23. Jump started NASA

24. $600 million cut from UN peacekeeping budget

25. Targeting of MS13 gangs

26. Deporting violent illegal immigrants

27. Signed 41 bills to date

28. Created a commission on child trafficking

29. Created a commission on voter fraud

30. Created a commission for opioids addiction

31. Giving power to states to drug test unemployment recipients

32. Unemployment lowest since May 2007

33. Historic Black College University initiative

34. Women In Entrepreneurship Act

35. Created an office for illegal immigrant crime victims

36. Reversed Dodd-Frank

37. Repealed DOT ruling which would have taken power away from local governments for infrastructure planning

38. Order to stop crime against law enforcement

39. End of DAPA program

40. Stopped companies from moving out of America

41. Promoted businesses to create American Jobs

42. Encouraged country to once again – ‘Buy American and hire American’

43. Cutting regulations – 2 for every one created

45. Review of all trade agreements to make sure they areAmerica first

46. Apprentice program

47. Highest manufacturing surge in 3 years

48. $78 Billion promised reinvestment from major businesses like Exxon, Bayer, Apple, SoftBank, Toyota

49. Denied FBI a new building

50. $700 million saved with F-35 renegotiation

51. Saves $22 million by reducing white house payroll

52. Dept of Treasury reports a $182 billion surplus for April 2017 (2nd largest in history)

53. Negotiated the release of 6 US humanitarian workers held captive in Egypt

54. Gas prices lowest in more than 12 years

55. Signed An Executive Order To Promote Energy Independence and Economic Growth

56. Has already accomplished more to stop government interference into people’s lives than any President in the history of America

57. President Trump has worked with Congress to pass more legislation in his first 100 days than any President since Truman

58. Has given head executive of each branches 6 month time frame, dated March 15, 2017, to trim the fat, restructure and improve efficiency of their branch. (Observe the push-back the leaks the lies as entrenched POWER refuses to go silently into that good night!)

59. Last, refused his Presidential pay check. Donated it to Veterans issues

I hope each and every one of you copy and paste this every where, every time you hear some dimwit say Trump hadn’t done a thing! Bob Sr.

Ray Schneider, PhD
Associate Professor Emeritus
Bridgewater College

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It took 32 years for the 3 prior administrations to totally destroy this nation and her people, and Trump’s first 6 months to begin a major unwind of all the prior traitorous issues.

Pretty da*n good for the first 6 months – wouldn’t you say?

We owe President Trump a sincere debt of our gratitude

How to see what Google knows about you – and how to DELETE it forever

GOOGLE is storing a terrifyingly detailed record of your web browsing habits and day-to-day life. But did you know there’s a way to view all the little secrets it knows about you – and delete the bits that you want to banish forever?

You can tweak your settings to get more control over what the technology giant tracks about you in the future, too.

It probably comes as little surprise that you can view the entirety of your web history.

But you may be more surprised to discover that if you’ve been signed in to your Gmail account on someone else’s phone or laptop, any of their searches will be saved too.

There’s also your Google Maps searches, your exact location data and any YouTube clips you’ve been watching.

What does Google know about me?

Google tracks an awful lot of data related to you.

For starters, it tracks your search and browsing history. But it also creates a private map of where you go with your signed-in devices, which can be tracked through a portal called “My Activity”.

The tech giant says it collects this for improved map searches, commuting routes “and more”.

On top of this, if you use an Android phone, your contacts, calendars and apps will all be stored in this hub too.

Not freaked out yet?

Google also stores brief audio recordings of your voice made using the microphone on your gadget if it thinks you were speaking to its digital assistant.

Plus, there’s your YouTube browsing history and personalised ads.

Essentially, the search giant creates a personality profile based on what you’ve been up to – and uses this to send your specific adverts.

How to view exactly what Google knows about you

First, you’ll need to be signed into your Gmail or Google account.

Once you’ve done that, type “history.google.com/history” into your web browser.

You’ll be taken to a hub which contains your entire digital footprint, so be careful, it could make for some grim reading.

This includes Maps searches and YouTube videos you’ve watched.

How to view what web activity Google stores

Click on “Activity Controls “on the left-hand side of the page.

Under “Web and App Activity”, click “Manage Activity”.

If Google’s keeping tabs on you, there should be a stream of web pages and map searches that show up in chronological order.

You can randomly delete searches, or select all the searches to make them disappear (we explain how further down).

Google knows exactly what phone you’re using

If you’ve had your Gmail account for some time, it’s likely you’ve upgraded phones along the way.

There’s a section which tells you what gizmos you’ve been using while searching the web.

You can have a look to see if any redundant ones are being used.

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It’s a useful tool to see if anyone has your email account signed in on your phone.

You can access this using the “Sign-in & security” tab.

Scroll down to “Device activity & notifications”.

Here you’ll find “Recently Used Devices”, telling you when they were last used to access your account.

How to stop Google storing your activity

It is possible to stop Google from storing so much info in the future.

Go back to “Activity controls” and under “Web & App activity” you should see a blue toggle.

Switch it off.

How to find out what ads Google is sending you

Scroll to the bottom of the My Activity page and you should see a link for Ads.

Once you click on this you’ll be presented with a personality profile showing personalised ad preferences.

This includes topics from Bollywood films to sex robots, dependant on your own personal desires.

Again, you can switch this off using the blue toggle.
How to delete EVERYTHING

Before removing everything, you can make a copy to make sure you can find a website you’ve forgotten the name of, for example.

Under “Personal Info & Privacy”, scroll down to “Control Your Content” and under click “Download Your Data”.

When you’re ready to obliterate Google’s version, simply click the three dots in the right-hand corner of the “My Activity” screen and select “Delete Activity By”.

While you’re here, you might as well learn what snooping Facebook knows about you, too.

It probably knows more about you than your friends, collecting 98 pieces of data on you.

Source: How to see what Google knows about you – and how to DELETE it forever

Charlottesville violence: woman killed and 19 hurt | Daily Mail Online

At least one person is dead after a driver intentionally plowed into a group of anti-fascist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, following violent clashes that erupted between white nationalists and activists on Saturday.James Alex Fields Jr, of Maumee, Ohio, is being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. He was charged with second-degree murder. Video of the Dodge Challenger, which is registered to Fields, showed the driver accelerating into the crowd throwing bodies into the air as people scream before reversing at high speed.The incident killed a 32-year-old woman, whose identity has not been released by authorities pending her family’s notification.  Fields was apprehended and arrested a few blocks away from the bloody scene.According to the jail’s superintendent, Martin Kumer, Fields was also booked on suspicion of malicious wounding, failure to stop for an accident involving a death, and hit and run. Kumer said Fields is being held without bail.Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said a total of 35 people had been treated for injuries, 14 of those were from individual engagements on the streets. Horrifying video from the scene of the attack shows the silver muscle car speeding towards a group of fleeing anti-fascist protesters.Another clip shows the vehicle ramming into the crowd at high speed and victims crying out in pain as they desperately seek medical help. Witnesses said the car was traveling up to 40 miles an hour when it hit and reversed before ramming into the crowd again and speeding off with someone’s shoe attached to its bumper.Virginia Gov Terry McAuliffe strongly condemned all of the so-called ‘patriotic’ white nationalists during a press conference Saturday evening.’Go home. You are not wanted in this great commonwealth,’ McAuliffe proclaimed. ‘You are not patriots. You came here today to hurt people and that is not patriotic,’ McAuliffe added.Witnesses said moments before the car plowed into the crowd, a counter-protester had allegedly thrown a rock at the car, causing the driver to swivel around and ram into people and two cars in its way. 

Source: Charlottesville violence: woman killed and 19 hurt | Daily Mail Online

Eric Bolling Threatens to Sue HuffPo’s Yashar Ali for $50 Million Over Sexting Report

Fox News host Eric Bolling took the first legal step toward suing Huffington Post journalist Yashar Ali for $50 million over Ali’s report last week that he was accused of sending unsolicited, lewd text messages to female colleagues.“Just received a summons. Eric Bolling is suing me for defamation – $50 million in damages. I stand by my reporting + will protect my sources,” Ali tweeted. “It’s important to note that Bolling’s summons does not include HuffPost – he is coming after me personally. I’m a big boy…but very telling.”The “summons with  notice” means Bolling can file a lawsuit later, and states that Ali must answer the summons within 20 days. It accuses Ali of “efforts to injure the plaintiff’s reputation through the intentional and/or highly reckless publication of actionable false and misleading statements about the plaintiff’s conduct and character.”

Source: Eric Bolling Threatens to Sue HuffPo’s Yashar Ali for $50 Million Over Sexting Report

Competition, fame and religion drove Anna Faris and Chris Pratt apart | Page Six

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt, who announced on Sunday that they’re splitting after eight years of marriage, have been having problems for at least a year and a half, we’re told.“They’re very competitive with each other,” says a source. “At parties they compete over who’s funniest and get insecure if they’re not.”The discord also has to do with Pratt’s soaring career, with leads in “Jurassic Park” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.”“When he started getting big roles and losing weight, she wasn’t the big star anymore,” the source said. “He’s also very, very religious, and she’s not religious.”Reps didn’t get back to us.

Source: Competition, fame and religion drove Anna Faris and Chris Pratt apart | Page Six

Think Before You Rush To Judge People – No Peeking

Subject: 2 Questions

Question 1:
If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who were deaf,
two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend
that she have an abortion?

Read the next question before looking at the answer for this
one.

Question 2:

It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts.
Here are the facts about the three leading candidates.

Candidate A –
Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists.
He’s had two Mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.

Candidate B –
He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and
drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.

Candidate C –
He is a decorated war hero. He’s a vegetarian, doesn’t smoke, drinks an occasional
beer and never cheated on his wife.

Which of these candidates would be your choice?

Decide first, no peeking, then scroll down for the answer.

Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Candidate B is Winston Churchill.

Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.

And, by the way, the answer to the abortion question:

If you said yes, you just killed Beethoven, it’s his mother.

Pretty interesting isn’t it? Makes a person think before judging someone.

Remember:Amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

Can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 500 employees and
has the following statistics:

* 29 have been accused of spousal abuse
* 7 have been arrested for fraud
* 19 have been accused of writing bad checks
* 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
* 3 have done time for assault
* 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
* 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges!
* 8 have been arrested for shoplifting
* 21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
* 84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year

Can you guess which organization this is?

Give up yet?

It’s the 535 members of the United States Congress. The same group of idiots that
crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.

Source: Think Before You Rush To Judge People – No Peeking