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CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

"I should’ve died in my 20s. I became successful in my 40s. I became a dad in my 50s. I feel like I’ve stolen a car — a really nice car — and I keep looking in the rearview mirror for flashing lights."

I am crushed

Terrible news. His show was a great example of opening yourself up to new things — food, culture, etc. — on their own, without approaching them through the lens of what you’re familiar with. Which is just a really good way to live. RIP

Damn, and all these high profile suicides really put a face on the suicide rate report from the CDC.

I worked for Bourdain for 5+ years. I have nothing but great memories and he was nothing but a generous and nice dude.

I feel awful for his daughter who is a sweetheart, and the entire Zero Point Zero crew.

Mobile phone cancer warning as malignant brain tumours double in last two decades

Mobile phone cancer warning as malignant brain tumours double in last two decades

i have to say its surprise this isnt bein researched heavier. i mean damn the adults lets talk about the kids. are kids gettin their brains slow roasted? like gupta said it takes time. about what age do moms let their kids play with the phones? imagine an entire generation of mentally disabled children due to acute brain cancers. that kind of shit would make me wanna start doin the math real hard

Bill Cosby found guilty on all sex assault charges

Bill Cosby found guilty on all sex assault charges
Bill Cosby found guilty on all sex assault charges

Three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

Count 1 - Without her consent. Guilty

Count 2 - While she was unconscious or unaware. Guilty

Count 3 - While she was intoxicated or drugged. Guilty

Edit to add

The verdict comes on the charges by Andrea Constand. Constand is a former employee with the Temple University women's basketball team, and she testified that Cosby, a Temple trustee, drugged and sexually assaulted her when she visited his home to ask for career advice.

At trial, five other women testified to similar assaults by Cosby. More than 60 women have accused him.

Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years. The judge has discretion to sentence consecutively or concurrently, or to reduce those numbers.

Bless you, Hannibal Buress

Up to 30 years possible. Cosby is 80 years old.

He testified under oath during a deposition that he gave the victim three benyadryl (more than one dose), told her it was an herbal supplement, and then had sex with her after it kicked in.

He testified in his deposition that he didn’t “hear her say anything” and didn’t “feel her saying anything. And so I continue to go in the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection. I am not stopped.”

Even if you take Cosby at his word, he drugged a woman with an intoxicant and then had sex with her without consent.

Verne Troyer passes away at 49

Verne Troyer passes away at 49
Verne Troyer passes away at 49

Aw no way. He was always posting on reddit. :(

Not just posting, but interacting. He talked to people. Participated in reddit gift exchange. He was a good dude with a great sense of humor.

Looks like he may have committed suicide, he was put on psychiatric hold earlier this month.

This is really upsetting, he seemed like a great person and was pretty active on here.

Depression sucks so much.

Never feel ashamed to get help.

Swedish DJ Avicii Dead at 28

Swedish DJ Avicii Dead at 28
Swedish DJ Avicii Dead at 28

Holy moly, nobody saw that coming. R.I.P.

His reps issued a statement, "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given."

Just 28 years old, RIP.

I mean, the dude stopped doing 90 minute sets for $1 million a pop because he was so deep into his addiction he couldn't keep it together for a festival set once a month.

When the biggest name in big room EDM walks away at pinnacle of his popularity and earnings, you know something is seriously wrong.

Way too young, what a sad ending for one of the foremost figures of EDM for years.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92
Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

Barbara Bush and George H.W. Bush were married for 73 years, the longest marriage in the history of the US Presidency, RIP.

Wow... She she lived a very long life... But I can't not wonder how much longer HW will live after losing his wife of so many years.

"Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way." ~ Barbara Bush

Yea a broken heart can certainly speed up the clock.

U.S. has taken decision to strike Syria: Fox News | Top News

U.S. has taken decision to strike Syria: Fox News | Top News

Buckle up, shits going down

Can someone try to give me an unbiased summary about why we did this?

Christ. Here we go. Russia promised to retaliate against the source of the launch. Tense times folks.

Edit: Source for those interested.

Edit 2: Syrians tried to retaliate to no effect. All targets were designated as free of Russian forces. Russia was NOT notified before attacks but post launch calls via de-escalation hotlines have heen made. Source, gen. Jospeh Dunford during Pentagon briefing.

Edit 3: Syria shot down 13 tomahawk missles during the strike on Damascus, Gen. Dunford refuses to comment.

Edit 4: Manned aircraft were involved. Again, chairman of JCoC Dunford.

Trump says the US has launched "precision strikes" on targets with chemical weapons in Syria. The US is working with French and British allies.

The President says the US is prepared for a "sustained response until the Syrians stop using chemical weapons."

Reuters is reporting several explosions in Damascus

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/984962550130495488

Pentagon confirms both ships and manned aircraft were used in strikes.

Footage of a blast

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