Tech's biggest companies are spreading conspiracy theories. Again.

By Seth Fiegerman

When Facebook(FB) inadvertently promoted conspiracy theories shared by users following a recent Amtrak crash, the company said it was "going to work to fix the product." 
When Google(GOOGL) shared a conspiracy theory in its search results after a mass shooting last year in Texas, the company said it would "continue to look at ways to improve." 
And when Google's YouTube spread conspiracy theories in the aftermath of the devastating shooting in Las Vegas, the video service decided to update its algorithm to prevent it from happening again.

But then it did happen again.

On Wednesday, YouTube and Facebook were each forced to issue yet another mea culpa for promoting conspiracy theories about David Hogg, a student who survived the mass shooting at a Florida high school last week.

The top trending video on YouTube early Wednesday suggested in all capital letters that Hogg, who has emerged as a leading voice for gun control since the s…

Israelis hold anti-corruption demonstrations


Thousands of Israelis on Saturday held a demonstration in Tel Aviv for the fourth week running calling for the resignation of the "corrupt" government and its head.

In Jerusalem, hundreds also took part in a rally against graft headed by a rightwing former member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's staff.

Organiser Yoaz Hendel said the Jerusalem protest was "in support of law enforcement".

The protests came days after Netanyahu lashed out against police, accusing them of conducting an investigation against him aimed at ending his premiership.

Netanyahu has been questioned seven times in the past year in two corruption probes.

Protesters in central Tel Aviv held signs calling for the resignation of the "crime minister" and other "corrupt" members of Netanyahu's government suspected of misconduct.

In Jerusalem, one sign read: "We deserve clean politics".

Speaking at the Jerusalem rally, former defence min…

Police Name Netanyahu Aides, Bezeq Officials in Graft Probe

By Yaacov Benmeleh, Bloomberg

Israeli investigators identified seven people linked to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the country’s largest telecommunications company who have been arrested in a new probe of alleged influence-trading that’s moved close to the Israeli leader.

Two officials who previously worked closely with Netanyahu and five others who held senior positions at Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp. were detained Sunday on suspicion of offenses including fraud, breach of trust, money laundering and obstruction of justice, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said in a statement Tuesday.

The suspects are:
Shaul Elovitch, former Bezeq chairmanShlomo Filber, ex-director general of the Ministry of Communications and formerly Netanyahu’s chief of staff Stella Handler, Bezeq CEONir Hefetz, former spokesman for Netanyahu familyIris Elovitch, wife of ShaulOr Elovitch, son of Shaul and Bezeq board memberAmikam Shorer, business development manager at Bezeq Investigators s…

Iran Threatens to Flatten Tel Aviv and Kill Netanyahu if Israel Attacks

By C.paton, Newsweek

Iran has threatened Israel and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying it will destroy Tel Aviv if there is an attack on the Islamic Republic.
In a televised speech on Monday, a senior Iranian official said the Israeli city of Tel Aviv would be “leveled to the ground” if Israel were to attack Iran, and Netanyahu would not escape with his life.
Mohsen Rezaei, a former head of Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and secretary of the country’s Expediency Council, made the remarks in response to a speech Netanyahu made in Munich on Sunday, The Times of Israel reported.
The Israeli leader threatened strikes against Iran at the international security conference. As he made the warning, Netanyahu brandished a piece of fuselage from an Iranian drone shot down by an Israeli attack helicopter over Israel’s northern border last Saturday.
“About Netanyahu’s unwise words, I should say that if they carry out the slightest unwise move aga…

U.S. Navy Sends Two Warships to Black Sea, Risking Russia's Anger

By Damien Sharkov, Newsweek

The U.S. Navy has sent a missile destroyer to Europe’s Black Sea to join another warship, the U.S.S. Ross, in a move that risks irking Russia once again. Moscow has persistently objected to Western military activities in the waters, on whose shore sits Crimea—the peninsula Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014.
The move is part of longstanding U.S. efforts to ensure the safety of its allies who share the Black Sea with Russia, namely NATO-members Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey, but also Ukraine and Georgia, who have expressed an interest in joining the alliance. Russia has repeatedly questioned the need for the U.S. or other Western powers to send forces in the Black Sea, repeatedly buzzing U.S. vessels there, resulting in several tense encounters.
The U.S.S. Carney joined U.S.S. Ross in the Black Sea on Saturday, according to a statement by the Navy's Sixth Fleet, for the first time since the two were sent on a drill in the waters last July.

What happens when the fringe becomes the mainstream?

By Christopher R Rice

Remember when the only ones with tats were sailors, bikers and rock stars? Now everyone has a tat, even the mother fucking Pope has tats, for Christsakes.

Remember when I was just on a shitty little blog, like this one? Now the Underground is everywhere. The Underground website was viewed by half a million people last month alone and we're just getting started.

I remember being a small fish in a big pond surrounded by other small fish and a couple of whales that got all of the attention. And all of the food. Being a starving artist licks balls. But now you will watch as the fringe becomes the mainstream.

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By Christopher R Rice

Welcome to the mother fucking Underground (now enjoyed all around the world) boyz and gurls, so glad you could make it. Kick off your shoes and stay a while. And let's rock this bytch up and down the coast. The Underground drops a phat sound, dope beats amplified by the rage from the streets.

Chances are, you are pry too damn young and stupid to know or remember how we got here so what does that matter any ways, right? The point is we're here now because your leaders, our leaders are all corrupt in the extreme. Sure corruption has always existed but nothing compares in all of history to the looting and plundering done to America.

Every system is more corrupt than the last but $20 trillion stole, transferred from the richest most powerful country ever? That's a form of destructive management and wholesale greed on a scale that the world has never witnessed.

And the rich cock suckers who caused this mess drive around unmolested in their BMW's and M…