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Hogg Advertiser Boycott Campaign Backfires as ‘The Ingraham Angle’ Viewership Jumps 20%

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http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/04/16/report-hogg-advertiser-boycott-campaign-backfires-as-the-ingraham-angle-viewership-jumps-20/


A campaign led by anti-gun activist David Hogg aimed at the advertisers of Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show The Ingraham Angle appears to have backfired, as her ratings have reportedly risen by over 20 percent.
“Since Ingraham returned from vacation on April 9, total viewership of her program has averaged about 2.7 million (Monday through Thursday; Friday’s numbers are not available),” Newsbusters reported.

“Compare that to the ratings from March 26 through March 29, the Monday through Thursday just prior to the boycott: That week, Ingraham’s total viewership averaged 2.23 million,” it continued. “The increase in her ratings since the boycott began is more than 20 percent.”

The rise in ratings follows a campaign led by student activist David Hogg, who began targeting Ingraham’s advertisers after she made derogatory comments about Hogg’s failure to get into certain colleges – an action for which she later apologized.

However, Hogg pressed on with the campaign, urging companies to boycott The Ingraham Angle, denouncing the apology as an “effort just to save your advertisers.”

Around 27 companies including Office Depot, Jenny Craig, Hulu, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Wayfair, StitchFix, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, Atlantis Paradise Island, and Liberty Mutual agreed to pull advertising, although other companies have refused.

Despite the campaign, Fox News have expressed their support for Ingraham, warning that they “will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts.”

Advertisers that refused to boycott the show, such as pillow company MyPillow, have also seen “strong” sales in recent weeks, despite a boycott campaign led by Hogg’s supporters over the company’s refusal to bow to their wishes.
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David Hogg calls on his personal army to bully dumbass who said a mean thing about him

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Parkland survivor David Hogg calls on advertisers to boycott Laura Ingraham's Fox News show after she accused him of 'whining' about his college rejections.

Hogg tweeted at Ingraham directly following the hit, writing: 'Soooo what are your biggest advertisers...Asking for a friend. #BoycottIngramAdverts'.

He then tweeted a list of advertisers which included AT&T, Nutrish, Allstate, Esurance, Bayer, Liberty Mutual, Arby's, TripAdvisor, Nestle, and Hulu.

Hogg instructed his nearly 600,000 followers to pick a number between 1 and 12 and contact the company next to the number

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5556919/David-Hogg-asks-Twitter-followers-boycott-Laura-Ingraham.html
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Minneapolis Blizzard!!! Historic!!!! DO NOT GO TO WORK!!!

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Comey’s Memoir Offers Visceral Details on a President ‘Untethered to Truth’

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/us/politics/trump-comey-book.html

WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump asked Director James B. Comey of the F.B.I. to investigate and knock down a lurid but unverified report that placed Mr. Trump years earlier in a Moscow hotel suite with prostitutes, explaining to Mr. Comey that the fantastic story was untrue and was painful and distressing to his wife, Melania Trump.

Mr. Comey describes two January 2017 conversations between himself and Mr. Trump in “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” Mr. Comey’s new memoir, which is set to be released Tuesday. The New York Times acquired a copy of the book before its release, and accounts of the exchange appeared in reports by several other news organizations on Thursday evening.

By Mr. Comey’s accounts, Mr. Trump, then the president-elect, disputed the so-called Steele dossier, a document compiled by a former British intelligence officer that detailed an allegation in which Mr. Trump watched prostitutes urinate on each other. Mr. Comey writes that Mr. Trump insisted that “there’s no way I would let people pee on each other around me” in part because he is a self-professed germophobe. “No way.”

Four months later, Mr. Trump abruptly fired Mr. Comey, setting in motion a cascade of political and legal consequences that led directly to the appointment of Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel overseeing the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Mr. Comey and Mr. Trump have been engaged in a verbal war with each other, often on Twitter, since then.
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The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack

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https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/syria-chemical-attack-gas-douma-robert-fisk-ghouta-damascus-a8307726.html
> Exclusive: Robert Fisk visits the Syria clinic at the centre of a global crisis
>This is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks – and of an underground clinic whose images of suffering allowed three of the Western world’s most powerful nations to bomb Syria last week. There’s even a friendly doctor in a green coat who, when I track him down in the very same clinic, cheerfully tells me that the “gas” videotape which horrified the world – despite all the doubters – is perfectly genuine.
>War stories, however, have a habit of growing darker. For the same 58-year old senior Syrian doctor then adds something profoundly uncomfortable: the patients, he says, were overcome not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm.
>As Dr Assim Rahaibani announces this extraordinary conclusion, it is worth observing that he is by his own admission not an eyewitness himself and, as he speaks good English, he refers twice to the jihadi gunmen of Jaish el-Islam [the Army of Islam] in Douma as “terrorists” – the regime’s word for their enemies, and a term used by many people across Syria. Am I hearing this right? Which version of events are we to believe?
>By bad luck, too, the doctors who were on duty that night on 7 April were all in Damascus giving evidence to a chemical weapons enquiry, which will be attempting to provide a definitive answer to that question in the coming weeks.
>France, meanwhile, has said it has “proof” chemical weapons were used, and US media have quoted sources saying urine and blood tests showed this too. The WHO has said its partners on the ground treated 500 patients “exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals”.
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Goldman-Sachs tells companies to stop curing people

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Goldman-Sachs tells companies to stop curing people because it is not as profitable as chronic treatment
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/04/curing-disease-not-a-sustainable-business-model-goldman-sachs-analysts-say/
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Japanese senior citizens, 63 and 71 years old, arrested for sickle-armed street fight

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“Old enough to know better” loses out to “old enough to just not care” as two seniors slice each other with same weapon.


By and large, getting drunk and solving your problems with your fists is a young man’s way of doing things. Consider, for example, 63-year-old Chikai Tamura, who was out drinking at a restaurant in the town of Yukihashi, Fukuoka Prefecture last Friday night.

While at the establishment he became involved in a verbal altercation with another patron, an unnamed man who is eight years Tamura’s senior. But even after the pair (who were previous acquaintances) left the restaurant, Tamura decided against using his fists to settle their differences.

Unfortunately, he decided to use a sickle instead.

Reports don’t indicate whether Tamura happened to have the gardening tool on him while he was drinking at the restaurant or if he procured or retrieved it from somewhere after leaving. Either way, he swung the bladed instrument at the other man, striking him in the head.

However, the blow was not fatal, and the man, showing what must have been incredible determination, managed to wrestle the sickle away from Tamura. With the tables turned, the man counterattacked, swinging the weapon and slicing into Tamura’s leg. Doctors estimate Tamura’s wounds will take three weeks to heal, with the prognosis being one week for the man who was struck in the head.
https://soranews24.com/2018/04/17/japanese-senior-citizens-63-and-71-years-old-arrested-for-sickle-armed-street-fight/
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Forty UN Ambassadors Visiting Israel During 70th Anniversary

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Forty Ambassadors to the United Nations, from a quarter of the countries with which Israel has diplomatic relations, are visiting Israel this week on a delegation organized by the American Zionist Movement in cooperation with Ambassador Danny Danon, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

The Ambassadors, who hail from Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America, covering all UN Regional Groups, are meeting government officials, touring historical, religious and strategic sites and participating in events to commemorate Yom Ha’Atzma’ut, Israel’s Independence Day, on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the nation.

“Seventy years after the United Nations played a key role in the founding of the State of Israel, it is significant that so many foreign Ambassadors to UN are visiting Israel to see firsthand the history and accomplishments of the country,” said Richard D. Heideman, AZM President.

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/forty-un-ambassadors-visiting-israel-during-70th-anniversary/2018/04/18/
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Boy unearths legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

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A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a "significant" treasure trove in Germany which may have belonged to the legendary Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought Christianity to Denmark.

Rene Schoen and his student Luca Malaschnitschenko were looking for treasure using metal detectors in January on northern Ruegen island when they chanced upon what they initially thought was a worthless piece of aluminium.

But upon closer inspection, they realised that it was a shimmering piece of silver, German media reported.

A dig covering 400 square metres (4,300 square feet) that finally started over the weekend by the regional archaeology service has since uncovered a trove believed linked to the Danish king who reigned from around 958 to 986.

Braided necklaces, pearls, brooches, a Thor's hammer, rings and up to 600 chipped coins were found, including more than 100 that date back to Bluetooth's era.

"This trove is the biggest single discovery of Bluetooth coins in the southern Baltic sea region and is therefore of great significance," lead archaeologist Michael Schirren told national news agency DPA.

The oldest coin found in the trove is a Damascus dirham dating to 714 while the most recent is a penny dating to 983.

The find suggests that the treasure may have been buried in the late 980s -- also the period when Bluetooth was known to have fled to Pomerania where he died in 987.

"We have here the rare case of a discovery that appears to corroborate historical sources," said archaeologist Detlef Jantzen.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/boy-unearths-legendary-danish-kings-trove-germany-100259907.html
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NZ wisesly move to keep it in the ground #ClimateChangeIsReal

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