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Jan 31 08:22

NHS: Doctors Told Hang Rainbow Flags to Make GP Surgeries LGBT ‘Safe Spaces’

Doctors have been told to display rainbow flags around waiting rooms so that LGBT patients feel more comfortable disclosing their sex lives to GPs.

Jan 31 08:16

Scott Adams: The Mystery of Trump’s Lousy Polls (WSJ)

For years I’ve been arguing that Donald Trump is a world-class persuader. So why is his job-approval rating so low? The short answer is that the old rules about presidential approval no longer apply.

Jan 31 08:14

Thousands of FURIOUS FANS Sign NFL PETITION After Veterans’ Super Bowl Snub

Jan 31 08:07

College student develops napkin that detects date rape drugs in drinks

When someone slips a drug into your drink and then sexually assaults you or steals your wallet, it's called a "drug-facilitated crime." To help prevent that, a college student has come up with a way to find out what could be in your drink before taking a sip.

Jan 31 08:07

Man files lawsuit against city after being forced to decapitate dog after deputies shot and killed it to send off to health department

A Crawford County couple on Thursday filed a lawsuit for damages sustained when they say officials forced them to decapitate their dog and take the head to the health department.
Joe Goodwin and Tosha Dacon are suing the county, Sheriff Lewis Walker and deputies James Hollis and Wesley Andrew Neesmith for $75,000 in connection with the Dec. 1, according to the lawsuit.

Jan 31 08:05

Virginia Tech freshman had assault rifle, attempted to buy 5,000 rounds of ammo, police say

Man, 19, had been Tech student for six monthsBLACKSBURG, Va. - Police have arrested a Virginia Tech student they say illegally had an assault rifle.
Virginia Tech police arrested 19-year-old Yunsong Zhao on Monday and charged him with possessing or transporting an assault firearm while not being a U.S. citizen or while not being lawfully admitted for permanent residence to the U.S, according to the arrest warrant.
The charge is a class 6 felony.

Jan 31 08:00

Hawaii worker who sent false alert had problems but kept job

Hawaii emergency management officials knew for years that an employee had problems performing his job. Then, he sent a false alert warning of an imminent missile attack earlier this month.

Jan 31 07:58

Father buys $64,259 ad calling for police to reopen investigation into son's death

A Wisconsin father spent nearly $65,000 to run a full-page ad in Tuesday's Washington Post to push police to reopen their investigation into his son's death. Michael Bell Jr. was shot and killed by officers in 2004. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty speaks to Michael's father about why he doesn't think his son's death was justified.

Jan 31 07:55

"Hide Under Your Desk"

Lewis Black "Hide Under Your Desk
2 minute Video
Posted January 30, 2018

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Republicans and Democrats Working Together

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(*if Black is correct , The Democrats in the room deserve an Oscar , for appearing so blood curdling convincing , against Trump's SOTU Address)

Jan 31 07:55

Chile creates five national parks over 10m acres in historic act of conservation

Chile has created five sprawling national parks to preserve vast tracts of Patagonia – the culmination of more than two decades of land acquisition by the US philanthropists Doug Tompkins and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins and the largest donation of private land to government in South America.

Jan 31 07:55

Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon just spooked health care stocks after announcing they're creating a non-profit health insurance company

Health care stocks came down with a bad case of competition-itis.
Shares of leading insurers and drug stores tanked after Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced they would enter the insurance business.

Jan 31 07:39

SOTU failed to Address: ‘If Reality In Afghanistan Exposed, Pressure On US To Withdraw Will Be Immense’

The Pentagon has no choice but to hide the reality on the ground in Afghanistan, if Americans are exposed to the real situation, there will pressure for the US to withdraw, Middle East analyst Ali Rizk said.

The Pentagon has apparently instructed the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), a watchdog which oversees the situation in the country, to keep quiet over the information on the mass of territory controlled or influenced by the Taliban and Afghan government, according to the watchdog's latest report.

The Pentagon blamed “human error in labeling” for the failure to share the data.

“It was NOT the intent of Resolute Support to withhold or classify information which was available in prior reports,” Navy Captain Tom Gresback, a spokesman for the US-led NATO coalition>>>

Jan 31 07:36

Trump signs executive order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order keeping open the controversial U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Trump announced that move during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
The prison on the American military base at Guantanamo Bay has been used for years to detain accused terrorists and enemy combatants.

Jan 31 07:31

Teen Snatches Wig off of Classmate with Scalp Condition. Records Her Crying in Bathroom

An act of bullying caught on camera at a Williamson County high school has gained attention online and forced the victim's mother to speak out.

Jan 31 07:31

Woman denied emotional support peacock on United flight

Birds of a feather may flock together, but United Airlines recently shot down one traveler’s request to bring her emotional support peacock on a flight departing Newark Liberty International Airport.
Live and Let Fly reported earlier this week that even though the unidentified woman claimed that she had a second ticket for the peacock, the airline denied her request.

Jan 31 07:30

‘Glee’ star Mark Salling, who pleaded guilty to child pornography charge, found dead of apparent suicide

LOS ANGELES — Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah “Puck” Puckerman in the hit musical-comedy “Glee,” died of an apparent suicide Tuesday, weeks after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography. He was 35.

Jan 31 07:29

Teen's Wig Ripped Off In Bullying Incident

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - An act of bullying caught on camera at a Williamson County high school has gained attention online and forced the victim's mother to speak out.
The Snapchat video showed a teenage boy at Franklin High School walk up behind a teenage girl only to yank her wig off her head and runaway. The text over the video said "weave snatchin."

Jan 31 05:10

Russian PM Jokes That Cabinet Members Not on US ‘Kremlin List’ Should Step Down

Not being put on Washington’s ‘Kremlin List’ is reason enough for a cabinet member to step down, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said jokingly while talking to reporters after meeting with his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel.

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(*That's hysterical! Then there's the one about The Russians 'passing gas' with The US ! https://steelguru.com/gas-oil/tanker-carrying-1st-batch-of-russian-lng... while The US allegedly has imposed sanctions on Russia .
No wonder they call it The World Stage ! LMAO)

Jan 30 18:57

Douglas Haig worked as the senior project engineer of an unmanned Boeing helicopter program, records reveal

The Las Vegas Metro Police Department was ordered by a judge Tuesday to release hundreds of pages of previously secret documents and search warrants which revealed another ‘person of interest’ in regards to the 1 October massacre.

Jan 30 15:36

HILARIOUS | Paul Ryan Breaks Silence, Announces His Support To Release FISA, Slaps Down CNN Reporter Manu Raju

CNN’s Manu Raju adopts the Democratic Party line, and Ryan disposes of him. Awesome.

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Jan 30 15:14

JOSEPH DIGENOVA | Obama Is Behind Everything…

Here's the best 2 minutes from the very lengthy DiGenova interview. This is really, really good.

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Jan 30 15:02

Jason Chaffetz FISA Bombshell…

It's not just the FBI and DOJ. Brennan, Clapper, Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes all could be involved.

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Jan 30 13:15

DACA a Dreamer’s Paradise

I agree some provision should be made for “Dreamers” to achieve legal status (not citizenship), but border security must be part of the deal so this doesn’t keep happening.

And someone needs to explain why Democrats are willing to shut down government services to American citizens (who voted them into office) to provide benefits to illegal immigrants.

Good heavens, civil and charitable Americans do not want to corral Dreamers into concentration camps or starve anyone because they circumvented the existing process for entry into our country and/or eventually applying for citizenship. After all, the American Dream has been available to those who accept the principles of our English language culture and heritage.

Jan 30 13:13

Las Vegas judge orders unsealing search warrants regarding the 1 Oct. massacre, LVMPD not happy

A Clark County District Judge issued an order Tuesday to unseal search warrant pertaining to the 1 October massacre which left 58 people dead.

Jan 30 13:08

Turkey plays its latest card in the New Great Game – Pepe Escobar

Sochi, not Geneva, is the forum where the endgame for the Syrian proxy war will be decided.

President Tayyip Erdogan’s ‘Olive Branch’ operation appears to have support at home and in Moscow, but failure would spell problems.

Olive Branch” is the Orwellian-named Turkish invasion of a chunk of Syria. The operation comes as no surprise. President Tayyip Erdogan had hinted for nearly a year that a move was likely in the Syrian Kurdish canton of Afrin.

Jan 30 12:46

Putin 'Sad' About Not Being Included in US 'Kremlin Report'

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Commenting on the release of the report, President Putin joked he was "sad" that he hadn't been on the list, adding that he only heard of the document from his colleagues but hadn't seen it.

"We [Russia] need most of all to think about ourselves, we need to deal with our economy, agriculture, we need to support exports, health, education, defense," Putin noted, saying Russia needs to focus on its internal development rather than on a list prepared by foreign states. If Russia is fully developed, he added, there will be a common understanding there is no point "in compelling any lists, threatening [Russia] or trying to deter our development."

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(*PROOF: Trump is focusing on our internal development . We're so much improved , that we can splurge a little , and screw with Russia )

Jan 30 12:37

BREAKING NEWS: Glee star Mark Salling, 35, 'commits suicide' as he awaits sentencing on child pornography charges

Salling, 35, was found on Tuesday in the Los Angeles River near his home
The Glee star had pleaded guilty to child porn possession in December
He told a judge at the time that he was on medication for depression
The actor was due to be sentenced by a judge on March 7
Salling was arrested in December 2015 after authorities were tipped off
Prosecutors found 50,000 images on Salling's computer and a thumb drive

Jan 30 12:32

BOOM! | TREY GOWDY CALLS OUT ADAM SCHIFF

Gowdy murdered Schiff this morning over his efforts to prevent the American people from learning the truth and it was a thing of beauty.

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Jan 30 12:27

At This Point, US Has No Concrete Strategy in Afghanistan'

Amid growing Taliban influence and brazen Daesh attacks on the Afghan capital, US forces in Afghanistan have faced a 35% jump in casualties over the past year. Speaking to Sputnik, national security analyst Joseph Fitsanakis outlined the problems faced by the US-led coalition, and explained what it would take for peace to return to the country.
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President Trump has increased the number of US troops in Afghanistan from about 8,000 or so to 14,000 there currently, and he's said that he wants to send another 1,000. Having said that, let's remember that in 2010, the US had in Afghanistan about 100,000 troops, and this was not enough >>>

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Jan 30 12:19

Panera Went 100% Clean, Now Consulting Other Restaurants To Do The Same

Panera kept its promise to make a clean menu – in 2017, the eatery stripped 96 “no-no” ingredients from its menu, removing aspartame, artificial colors and flavors, MSG, preservatives and more. Not it's...

Jan 30 12:10

FANTASTIC Point About Andrew McCabe…

Great point here about how devastating the FISA report must have been for McCabe...

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Jan 30 12:08

'Homeless hero' who stole phones from Manchester bombing victims, cancelled calls and replied 'sorry can't talk now' to loved ones desperately trying to get hold of their injured families is jailed for four years

Homeless man Chris Parker stole from the victims of Manchester Arena attack
The 33-year-old shamelessly went through people's bag during after the atrocity
Parker took phones and said 'sorry can't talk now' when loved ones got in touch
He was jailed for four years and three months and told 'you are a common thief'

Jan 30 12:05

Republicans Beg Supreme Court To Let Them Keep Using An Unconstitutional Map

Republicans from Pennsylvania and six other states on Monday offered a slew of reasons why the U.S. Supreme Court should give the Keystone State permission not to comply with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s order to draw new congressional districts ahead of the 2018 election.

Jan 30 12:04

Top DNC official out after less than a year on the job

WASHINGTON — The CEO of the Democratic National Committee is leaving after less than a year on the job, NBC News has learned.
Veteran Democrat operative Jess O’Connell took the helm of the DNC last May with a mandate to help newly installed Chairman Tom Perez turn around a troubled party organization that was struggling after years of neglect and a brutal 2016 that included accusations of favoritism in the primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the hacking of internal emails, and the loss to President Donald Trump.

Jan 30 12:03

LPGA star on golf with Trump: 'He cheats like hell

LPGA legend Suzann Pettersen is fond of the sitting U.S. president. But she's not so sure about his handicap.
In an interview with Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang, Pettersen detailed the many sides to her relationship with President Trump, whom she has known on and off the golf course for over a decade.

Jan 30 11:34

7-year-old boy arrested for punching teacher at Florida school

MIAMI — School district officials in South Florida say they followed standard protocol last week when a 7-year-old boy was placed in handcuffs and removed from his school after he punched his teacher repeatedly in the back, kicked her and grabbed her hair. The incident began Thursday when a teacher at the Coral Way K-8 Center in Miami told the first-grader to stop playing with his food in the cafeteria.

Jan 30 11:33

The rise of David Bowdich, the former sniper in line to become the FBI’s new deputy director

David Bowdich talks with reporters during a December 2015 news conference in San Bernardino, Calif. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press)
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is stepping down from his job and is expected to be replaced by David Bowdich, a senior official who headed the FBI’s response to the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., according to people familiar with the plans.

Jan 30 11:09

Adam Schiff Exposed As Liar On House Floor

This is a fantastic takedown of Adam Schiff's lies, all in 2 minutes.

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Jan 30 10:58

Seb Gorka: Nunes Memo Is ‘100 Times Bigger’ Than What Caused the American Revolution

Gorka gonna Gorka.
During a panel discussion on Monday night’s Hannity, Fox News analyst Sebastian Gorka may have used just a teensy bit of hyperbole while describing the contents of the Nunes memo. Hours after the House Intelligence Committee voted to publicly release the documentwritten by committee chairman Devin Nunes and his staff, the ex-White House staffer went all out to hype up its importance.

Jan 30 10:57

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS SUPPORT TRUMP OVER ALLEGED STORMY DANIELS AFFAIR, DESPITE SLAMMING BILL CLINTON OVER MONICA LEWINSKY

Even an alleged affair with a porn star hasn't proved enough for President Donald Trump to lose support from white evangelical Protestants.
The powerful and influential voting bloc has instead defended Trump or given him a pass, unlike how it fiercely criticized former President Bill Clinton over his affair with Monica Lewinsky in the late 1990s.

Jan 30 10:56

The Creepy Message An Obsessed Killer Posted On His Victim’s Facebook Before He Murdered Her And Three Other People

Creepy New Details About The Message An Obsessed Gunman Posted On His Victim’s Facebook Page Before

A man who shot and killed four people in a jealous rage and then tried to kill himself posted an eerie comment on one of his victim’s Facebook page before the murders.

Jan 30 10:52

HILARIOUS | Nancy Pelosi Visibly Shaken By FISA Memo, Rants About ‘Dennis Nunes,’ Turns On Chris Cuomo

This interview from last night is a national treasure. Nancy is coming unglued.

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Jan 30 10:43

Jamaica Bans Anti-Gay Arizona Pastor From Visiting Country

Jamaica has banned a Holocaust-denying pastor from Arizona who has called for gay people to be stoned to death, after outcry from activists on the island.
Steven Anderson, from the Faithful World Baptist Church in Tempe, said he was about to board a flight to Kingston when he was informed he would not be allowed into Jamaica.

Jan 30 10:42

Magic Johnson Calls For Firing Of Anyone At Michigan State Who Mishandled Sexual Assaults

"If anyone was aware of the sexual assault happening to women on the MSU campus from the office of the President, Board of Trustees, athletic department, faculty & campus police, and didn't say or do anything about it, they should be fired," Johnson said in the first of a series of tweets Monday morning.

Jan 30 10:07

These 15 States Are Home to the Hardest-Working Americans

Americans take pride in their work ethic. There’s a reason, after all, that we talk about “hard-working” or “red-blooded” Americans in our political discourse. And it’s hard to deny there are millions of people out there who give it 110% all day, every day. There are, however, many people who are fine with skating by — with sitting on the sidelines, playing video games or collecting checks.

Jan 30 10:06

A man sitting in his car at an ATM dies in a bizarre accident. Another man also died

Bobby Bibles was sitting in his car Sunday, conducting a transaction at a stand-alone ATM near North Saginaw Boulevard.
The 43-year-old Saginaw resident probably never saw the truck driven by William Harrell, 25, also of Saginaw. Both were killed Sunday morning in a bizarre traffic accident near North Saginaw Boulevard.

Jan 30 09:54

Gay Man And Straight Woman Who Married To Prove Their Commitment To Mormon Church Announce Divorce

A gay man and a straight woman who married to prove their commitment to the Mormon church and their "dedication to God" have announced they are divorcing.
Josh and Lolly Weed, from Utah, gained notoriety in 2012 when they revealed in a joint blog post that Mr Weed identified as gay, which his wife knew long before their marriage.

Jan 30 09:53

Michigan Prison Closing After State's Inmate Population Drop

The Michigan Department of Corrections will close a Muskegon prison in March because the state prison population has hit a 20-year low, the agency announced Monday.

Jan 30 09:44

76 immigrants found stuffed inside tractor-trailer in Texas: officials

Border control agents pulled over a tractor-trailer in Texas and found more than 75 undocumented immigrants stuffed inside the box-like enclosure, officials said.
The truck was traveling on Highway 83 near Laredo last Friday when the driver was pulled over and questioned about his immigration status, according to US Customs and Border Control.

Jan 30 09:43

Will U.S. Fight Turkey? American Soldiers Will Not Leave City About to Be Attacked, Says Top General

The U.S. military intends to remain in the northern Syrian city of Manbij despite an incoming offensive backed by Turkey, which, along with Ankara's rebel allies, has launched an assault on nearby Kurdish forces sponsored by the Pentagon.

Jan 30 09:40

Impeachment adverts funded by billionaire Tom Steyer will run during Trump's State of the Union address

Billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer has funded a new advert promoting Donald Trump’s impeachment, which is set to run during his first State of the Union address.
The hedge fund manager has ploughed $40m (£29m) into a campaign against the US President that includes national adverts, a petition, and billboards in Times Square.

Jan 30 09:39

A study found that from 2014 to 2016, there was a reduction in infant deaths in states under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), while average infant mortality rates rose in states that had not expanded Medicaid coverage

Most people are familiar with the way that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has allowed more Americans to become insured than ever before. Advocates of the legislation tend to focus on the number of people who enroll as a way to justify their support, but it’s worth taking an even closer look to see what exactly this access to health insurance means for Americans — the numbers are heartening.

Jan 30 09:14

You want fake news? Watch the State of the Union

State of the Union addresses have become Washington kabuki theater at its worst. Everything is for show — the staged applause, the invited guests in the gallery, the self-congratulations, the empty promises. The insincerity on all sides oozes from the chamber. Worst of all may be the chin-stroking pundits who pretend this is significant.

Jan 30 09:13

FEMA to ‘officially shut off’ food and water aid to Puerto Rico

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Tuesday that it will end free supplies of food and water in Puerto Rico this week as the island's supermarkets and other businesses reopen following Hurricane Maria.

Jan 30 09:08

Drug firms shipped 20.8M pain pills to WV town with 2,900 people

Over the past decade, out-of-state drug companies shipped 20.8 million prescription painkillers to two pharmacies four blocks apart in a Southern West Virginia town with 2,900 people, according to a congressional committee investigating the opioid crisis.

Jan 30 09:07

Big game hunter shot dead while hunting lions in South Africa

A Croatian trophy hunter who, according to friends, had “hunted everything that could be hunted in Europe” has been shot dead while taking part in a South African hunting expedition.

Jan 30 08:53

Schiff says office has received death threats over 'Republican spin memo'

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said his office has received death threats regarding the GOP-crafted memo alleging what some Republicans say are "shocking" surveillance abuses at the Department of Justice.

Jan 30 08:51

Father buys $64,259 ad calling for police to reopen investigation into son's death

A Wisconsin father spent nearly $65,000 to run a full-page ad in Tuesday's Washington Post to push police to reopen their investigation into his son's death. Michael Bell Jr. was shot and killed by officers in 2004. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty speaks to Michael's father about why he doesn't think his son's death was justified.

Jan 30 08:44

‘Night Watcher’: Manhunt launched for violent suspected soldier who raids homes of the rich

A thief, dubbed the 'Night Watcher' by police, is terrorizing the homes of millionaires in the stockbroker belt. The burglar - believed to have served in the army - has stolen over £7 million ($9.8 million) worth of valuables.
The “highly trained professional” stalks his victims and keeps tabs on their homes for weeks before striking, using what police describe as “unnecessary levels of violence.”

His modus operandi is to wait until the cover of darkness, ambushing owners with a sawn-off shotgun and his face hidden under a balaclava. Victims are bound with cable ties and invariably beaten before he ransacks their safes.

‘The Night Watcher’ is believed to be responsible for at least seven raids, including a hold-up at Goodwood House, the ancestral seat of the Earl of March. The robber made off with £700,000 ($982,000) worth of goods.

Jan 30 08:35

'Homeless hero' who stole phones from Manchester bombing victims, cancelled calls and replied 'sorry can't talk now' to loved ones desperately trying to get hold of their injured families is jailed for four years

A homeless man who stole phones from victims of the Manchester Arena attack and replied 'sorry I can't talk now' as loved ones tried to desperately get hold of them was today jailed for more than four years.
Chris Parker, 33, shamelessly ransacked victim's bags following the devastating bombing in May last year which killed 22 people and injured 400 others following an Ariana Grande concert.

Jan 30 08:34

Georgia police chief's son, 21, weeps in court as he's charged with murder for 'beating his three-year-old stepson to death with a BELT'

The son of a police chief in Georgia broke down in tears as he made his first appearance on Monday after being charged with whipping to death his three-year-old stepson with a belt.
Joshua Richards was led into a courtroom in a lime-green jail garb, with handcuffs on his wrists and shackles around his ankles, to face a judge for the first time since the death of his stepson Brentley Gore on Sunday.

Jan 30 08:33

If The Deep State Propaganda Fails, Get Ready For The Event From Hell: Q

House Committee expected to vote on #releasethememo and Trump in going to approve it. The cabal (deep state) is scrambling and pushing out as much propaganda as possible. McCabe stepped down from the FBI, some are saying he was forced out, its all coming down and there is no place to hide.

Jan 30 08:23

Rep. Nancy Pelosi falls apart on air after CNN’s Chris Cuomo confronts her about the memo

Well, I have to admit, although I am not much of a Chris Cuomo fan I have to say he absolutely killed it during Monday night’s broadcast when he confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on the memo. In fact, much props to Cuomo for his effort. His persistence may have even bumped CNN’s tarnished reputation back up one notch — or not. LOL.

Jan 30 08:11

'Did I Read This Right?' James Damore Stunned As YouTube, Google CEOs Echo His Memo Exactly

Diversity memo author James Damore expressed shock Monday after YouTube CEO Susan Wojicicki and Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended of their industry's lack of so-called "diversity" by echoing nearly the exact same statements he was fired for.

"Did I read this right? Susan Wojicicki said that women find 'geeky male industries' (as opposed to 'social industries') 'not very interesting' and Sundar cites research on gender differences," Damore tweeted.

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