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Protests erupt as Spanish court jails pro-independence Catalan leadershttps://www.ft.com/content/e5f5d228-ee59-11e9-ad1e-4367d8281195
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3 women accused of running elder fight club among dementia patients in North Carolina> The women worked at an assisted living facility where they allegedly encouraged residents to fight with each other, then recorded the incidents and posted video on social media.> McKey, Tyson and Jordan's alleged encouragement of the fights among residents happened in June and resulted "in one resident being strangled with her face turning red ... while staff recorded and shared the video through social media," a state Division of Health Service Regulation report found.> One of the three women was heard telling an elderly resident with dementia who was fighting another resident to "punch her in the face," the state report said, citing video of the incident.https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/3-women-accused-running-elder-fight-club-among-dementia-patients-n1066236
SpongeBob' is a 'violent,' 'racist' colonizer, says University of Washington professor> For a recently published academic journal, the professor, Holly M. Barker, wrote an article "Unsettling SpongeBob and the Legacies of Violence on Bikini Bottom," in which she offers a different take on the affable sea sponge.> "SpongeBob Squarepants and his friends play a role in normalizing the settler colonial takings of indigenous lands while erasing the ancestral Bikinian people from their nonfictional homeland," the article reads.> Marker calls SpongeBob's colonization of Bikini Bottom "violent" and "racist," and also claims that the cartoon is guilty of the "whitewashing of violent American military activities" against natives of the Pacific.> Marker's beliefs come from the idea that the show is set in a version of the real-life Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. During the Cold War, natives of the area were relocated and the American military used the zone for nuclear testing.https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/spongebob-is-a-violent-racist-colonizer-says-university-of-washington-professor
https://www.foxnews.com/health/number-of-american-adults-not-having-sex-reaches-all-time-high-report-says>28% of men and 18% of women have not had sex in the past year>The number has more than doubled in the past 10 years
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Army partners with former Blink-182 founder�s UFO research company to study alien technology> Much like the universe, the military�s affiliation with alien-related subject matter appears to be ever-expanding.> In 2017, the Pentagon confirmed the existence of a program that existed from 2007 to 2012, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, that was dedicated solely to investigating reports of UFO sightings.> The Navy then verified the authenticity of a declassified 2015 video, released by former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge�s To the Stars Academy, featuring a bizarre encounter between Navy pilots and a high-speed, low-altitude unidentified flying object.https://www.armytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2019/10/25/army-partners-with-former-blink-182-founders-ufo-research-company-to-study-alien-technology/
Police: Man high on PCP breaks into Germantown Walmart, uses hair clippers on $2 pumpkin> GERMANTOWN, Md. (ABC7) � A PCP-induced bender led a DC man to break into a local Walmart, use hair clippers on a pumpkin and get physical with store employees, Montgomery County Police allege in court documents obtained by ABC7.> Around 3:30 a.m. on October 1, Marqis Dudley, 26, of the 2900 block of Minnesota Avenue in SE Washington, allegedly entered the non-24-hour Walmart through the pharmacy doors. A store employee spotted Dudley allegedly kick a phone display causing a glass door to fall off its hinges. Dudley also reportedly cut a $2 pumpkin with hair clippers.https://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/man-on-pcp-breaks-into-walmart
Fox News Guest Invited to Talk About Military Dogs Blurts Out Jeffrey Epstein Didnt Kill Himself>A former Navy SEAL invited to talk about military dogs on Jesse Watters Fox News show also offered some unprompted and unexpected thoughts about the death of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.>Epstein didnt kill himself, he added.>Alright, Watters said, at first not apparently realizing what Ritland just said. Watters then started laughing and said OK.>Thank you for that commentary, Watters said, chuckling. Maybe more on that later.https://www.mediaite.com/weird/fox-news-guest-invited-to-talk-about-military-dogs-blurts-out-jeffrey-epstein-didnt-kill-himself/
Researchers hack Siri, Alexa, and Google Home by shining lasers at them>Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are vulnerable to attacks that use lasers to inject inaudible -- and sometimes invisible -- commands into the devices and surreptitiously cause them to unlock doors, visit websites, and locate, unlock, and start vehicles, researchers report in a research paper published on Monday. Dubbed Light Commands, the attack works against Facebook Portal and a variety of phones.https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/11/researchers-hack-siri-alexa-and-google-home-by-shining-lasers-at-them/