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BTS on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Chart

BTS ended up 115th with ‘Spring Day’, just missing the Billboard Hot 100… SO CLOSE ARMY. But this means they are 15th on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart, first K-Pop act to do so! The odds were stacked against us with it being Grammy week and them releasing on a Sunday US time (this means they only had 4 days to chart) so I’m really proud of ARMYs!!

Next comeback, we will get it for sure!

The Guy Who Insisted Obama Release His Long Form Birth Certificate Still Hasn’t Released His Tax Returns or Credible Medical Records

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Day #33 of DJT’s administration. 

I feel like that last word should be in air quotes; it’s more of a cabal of hate mongers with extremely bad hair. DJT might be the one man in recent history who would benefit from Brylcreem. 

Regardless, he still hasn’t released his tax returns and rails about “FAKE NEWS!” when journalists ask and each person on this planet with a functioning brain stem knows he’s lying out his ass. If he had nothing to hide, he would’ve released his tax returns during the campaign. But he’ll defend and praise Putin at each opportunity and acts like there’s no correlation. 

Bullshit.

As a person with a disability who gets asked about her health nearly each day, it’s just as infuriating he hasn’t released credible medical records. The physician (again, the pull toward air quotes is strong) who released that one page report near the end of the general election campaign recently admitted to the NYT what all of us knew: that he hadn’t examined or treated DJT in several years and has no detailed idea what his physical or mental state might be. 

When the DSM-VI comes out, I suspect “Trump” will be its own diagnosis with a barrage of symptoms.

Its only treatment or cure?

Again, we know the answer: Impeachment.

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Hackers just helped NASA save a treasure trove of climate data from an uncertain future

  • Roughly 200 programmers congregated Saturday in the Doe Library at the University of California, Berkeley, to take part in a hackathon focusing on NASA’s earth sciences programs and the Department of Energy.
  • Wired reported the group of coders had the common goal of saving data that could be deleted or otherwise tucked away under Trump.
  • Using web-crawler scripts and patching together data sets, the hackers were able to successfully preserve 8,404 web pages onto the Internet Archive — a digital library with a plethora of screenshots from websites — and download 25GB of data from 101 public datasets. Read more (2/14/17 3:06 PM)

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A world-record stampede of origami elephants has descended on the Bronx Zoo, as part of a campaign to raise awareness about poaching.

The collection of 78,564 broke the Guinness World Record for the largest display of origami elephants. People from all 50 states and 40 other countries responded to the zoo’s call to send in origami elephants, Guinness World Records said in its announcement.

It added that the diverse participants included a “a 109-year-old woman, students from a school of the deaf, as well as participants from Iran, Kazakhstan and Egypt.”

The colorful folded creations filled rows of walls as a Guinness record adjudicator assessed the record attempt on Thursday.

Bronx Zoo Breaks World Record For Largest Display Of Origami Elephants

Photos: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS

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Arkansas legislator arrested for observing police

Civil rights attorney John Walker says he has been bearing witness to the unfair treatment of African-Americans by police since the 1960s. But on Sept. 26, Walker’s decision to watch an arrest in progress in Little Rock, Arkansas, didn’t just annoy the on-scene officers — it got him, and an attorney from his law firm, arrested. The worst part: It was deja vu.

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Eduardo made a mistake 10 days before he turned 18 in New York City.

“Basically every single day, I relive that moment,” says Eduardo, who is now 32 and still regularly passes by the spot where he was arrested for the first and only time in his life.

Police caught him selling cocaine on the sidewalk next to the apartment building he’s lived in since he was a kid. His plan, he says, was to make some money to pay for marijuana. Instead, it stalled his college years and landed him a three-years-to-life sentence in an adult prison.

He asked NPR to identify him only by his first name because he’s worried a future employer or landlord might find out about his criminal record. He says it’s cost him plenty of jobs since he left prison.

“The initial interview would go great, but towards the end when it was time to run that background check, that’s when reality hit,” he explains. “I’ve heard the word ‘no’ so many times. It’s hard, man. It’s hard to keep telling yourself you’re not going to give up.”

But just before the new year, Eduardo finally got the phone call he had been waiting for. One of his attorneys called him late one night to tell him that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was granting him a pardon.

After Teenage Mistakes, Pardons Give Second Chances To Ex-Offenders

Photos: Hansi Lo Wang/NPR

BTS Breaks Own Record On Billboard’s World Albums Chart Ahead Of Comeback

As BTS gears up for their comeback in less than two weeks, their album “WINGS” from last October is still holding a top position on Billboard’s World Albums chart!

BTS’s “WINGS” was released on October 10 of 2016, and first made an appearance on Billboard’s weekly World Albums chart at No. 1 for the week of October 29 (as well as came in at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 chart). It held the top spot on the World Albums chart the next week as well, and has remained in the top ten for the past sixteen weeks.

This breaks BTS’s previous record for the longest time a K-Pop album has remained on the top ten of the World Albums chart, which was previously fifteen weeks for their 2015 album “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2.”

Remarkably, “WINGS” sat at fifth on the chart for the week of February 4, but it has risen back up to fourth on the newly released chart for the week of February 11.

BTS is also currently No. 1 on Billboard’s Social 50 chart and No. 44 on their Artist 100 chart.

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NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Pierce The Veil - “Dive In”

Hiroyuki Sawano on recording the Season 2 soundtrack

“From the day after tomorrow and onwards, recording for Attack on Titan S2 is on schedule! Like the music used in the PV, I plan on using a raw and powerful feel . I wonder what kind of sound we’ll get. Let’s put some spirit into this!” 

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