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If you haven’t heard we have a little problem in Pittsburgh: Iggy Azalea was booked for our pride and that is super NOT okay.

She has a history of racism and homophobia, has made public biphobic remarks, and built her career on cultural appropriation. In no way, shape, or form should she be a headliner for an LGBTQIA+ pride event.

Please sign this petition and pass it on to tell the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh that this is wrong.

Additional info:
 https://www.facebook.com/events/808876859188307/811048738971119/ - The main group where activists are rallying in this fight.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-juice/6568821/pittsburgh-pridefest-iggy-azalea-backlash?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=daily_digest&utm_campaign=Daily+Digest - Billboard news source

http://jezebel.com/iggy-azalea-may-ruin-pittsburghs-pride-because-shes-igg-1705487097 - Jezebel news source

http://www.newnownext.com/not-everyone-is-excited-for-iggy-azalea-to-perform-at-pittsburgh-pride/05/2015/- Logo’s newnownext news source


MAKE THIS NATIONAL, WE NEED TO STOP THIS NOW.

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Greece - Pro Patria Fest II

On the 3rd of May 2015, a friendly MMA tournament ProPatria II was successfully held in Greece. Denis Niktin – the head of the White Rex organization was invited as an honorable guest to share our reach experience with Greek comrades. He welcomed the public with short, but remarkable speech, gave some valuable insights and provided the fighters with White Rex fighting gear.

Despite its recent appearance, ProPatria II tournament gathered more than a hundred spectators and some dozens of fighters. White Rex is looking forward to support Greek comrades and help them join the JungSturm League.   

We welcome all of our European comrades to join us in Lyon (France) on the 6th of June, or in Rome (Italy) on the 19th of June!

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🌟💫✨One of the most remarkable public events in my #country is the ⭐Victory Day.⭐ It is traditionally celebrated on the 9th of May. This patriotic #holiday commemorates the victory of the USSR over the Nazi Germany. Every year in honour of this day in all cities across the country lots of cheerful parades and celebrations are held. Many people have lost their loved ones and close relatives during this ruthless war. On this day we are grateful to our saviors, to those who sacrificed their lives for us. …….🌹Congratulations on Victory Day!!🌹……
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California Museum of Photography Projects presents a solo installation by artist Phil Chang. This is his first solo museum presentation of his work. On view May 2 - August 8, 2015.

The project is suspended on the border of photography and non-photography, demanding that the viewer consider the medium’s inherent qualities. The exhibition will feature a selection of photographs from Chang’s recently conceived untitled series of monochromes (2014-ongoing). These photographic prints are made without the use of a camera or film, thereby pushing our understanding of the medium as it abandons the analog for a decidedly digital age. Additionally, one unfixed photographic work will be featured in the exhibition. An evolution of his highly acclaimed body of work “Cache, Active” (2012), Monochrome, Exposed (2015) is a new unfixed photograph that will be exposed over the course of its own exhibition’s first hours, effectively rendering it, too, a monochrome.

Monochrome, Exposed will be unveiled and the artist will offer public remarks in the gallery at 5pm on Saturday, May 16. The reception will be held the same day from 6-9pm.

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Protecting Perks, Power, & Profits Has Perverted The Entire System

Submitted by Bill Bonner via Bonner & Partners,

We’ve been trying to find something good to say about our generation – the baby boomers, who have dominated life back in the U.S. for at least the last 30 years.

But we keep running into the same problem: We have been so eager to protect our perks, power, and profits we have perverted the entire system.

Capitalism takes you into the future… with innovation, failure, and surprise. You invest, you lose your money, you try something different, and you stumble forward. Capitalism is constantly burying its mistakes and discovering tomorrow.

Cronyism, on the other hand, keeps you in the past. It is today and yesterday trying to stop tomorrow from happening.

…by bribing public officials (they are remarkably cheap; in terms of return on investment nothing else comes close)… restricting… regulating… controlling… central planning… bailing out well-established businesses… rewarding stockholders… paying off voters, lobbyists, and special interests… and distorting the political establishment, with its geriatric candidates and tired themes.

And guess what? Cronyism depends on the credit bubble. The future is where new wealth is created. When you try to stop or twist the future into the shape want, you prevent this wealth from ever happening.

So, you switch from creating wealth now to taking wealth from the future, so you can consume it now. That’s how the credit bubble got so big. And that’s why almost nobody wants to see it pop.

Cronies owe money. They borrow money. They depend on borrowed money for their budgets, their spending, their bonuses, their portfolios, their welfare checks, and their special privileges.

They all depend so heavily on borrowing that few of them – whether in academia, media, business, finance, or government – can see the truth… let alone speak it.

They are all paid not to see it. And if they do see it, they keep their mouths shut.

Who is left on the other side? Who is left to say something?










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HERE ARE THE TOP STORIES

FIFA’s presidential election will take place today despite the soccer governing body’s worst scandal in its history.

Today, FIFA’s 209 member associations will vote for a new president. Current president Sepp Blatter is up against the only other candidate, 39-year-old Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan. The president of U.S. Soccer Sunil Gulati said he will vote against Sepp and for al-Hussein.

Despite increasing pressure and calls for his resignation, Blatter, the 79-year-old who has held the presidency since 1998, looks likely to be re-elected for a fifth-term. In his first public remarks on the massive corruption scandal yesterday, he “deflected blame” saying “We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time.” Ahead of the elections, Blatter appealed for “unity, team spirit, and fair play.”

A bit of background.

  • On Wednesday, nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives were formally charged by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges including racketeering, conspiracy, and corruption.

  • Seven current and former FIFA officials were arrested early Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, and are expected to be extradited to the U.S. FIFA President Blatter was not among those arrested.

  • The arrests are the result of a three-year investigation by the FBI, which found that the crimes and payments in question took place in the U.S. and were carried out via U.S. banks.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, on Friday.

Ruben Sprich / Reuters

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been charged for an alleged scheme to pay off a victim of “prior bad acts.”

The Justice Department has indicted Hastert on reporting evasion charges and lying to the FBI as part of an effort to conceal paying off a victim of “prior bad acts,” BuzzFeed News’ Washington, D.C. bureau chief John Stanton reports. The indictment, which does not specify the “prior bad acts,” charged Hastert with illegally transferring funds in an effort to avoid detection by the IRS and accused him of paying an individual $3.5 million to keep silent about “prior misconduct.” Hastert was elected Speaker of the House in 1999 after former Speaker Newt Gingrich retired.

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Jurors in the trial of accused Colorado theater shooter James Holmes are examining his mental state.

Holmes is on trial for the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting on July 20, 2012, that left 12 people dead. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The trial is in its second month, and jurors are now hearing from experts about Holmes’ mental state. On Wednesday, court officials released images of a journal Holmes wrote and mailed to his former psychiatrist before the shooting. The first mental health expert, William Reid, testified yesterday and said Holmes was legally sane at the time of the crime. His finding was unexpected, and the defense tried unsuccessfully to get a mistrial. More experts are expected to testify.

What’s next?

“The 12 jurors will be forced to examine the hazy border between mental illness and legal insanity,” the New York Times writes. They started watching Reid’s 22-hour interview with Holmes, and the judge has said he plans to show them all of it. “To find Holmes guilty, prosecutors must show he was capable of distinguishing right from wrong, and that he had the capacity to form a ‘culpable mental state,’ or to know what he was doing,” BuzzFeed News’ Claudia Koerner writes. Holmes could be sentenced to death if he’s found guilty.

An image of a page from Holmes’ journal and Holmes in the courtroom.

Colorado Judicial Department, Andy Cross / Pool / Reuters

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS?

Nigeria’s new president, Muhammadu Buhari, takes office today after a historic win.

In the country’s first peaceful transfer of power, Buhari will be sworn in as Nigeria’s president today after defeating a sitting president for the first time in the country’s history in March, according to AFP. Buhari is a former army general who seized power in a coup and was ousted after 20 months, but now describes himself as a “converted democrat.”

As president of Africa’s most populous nation, he will inherit a country facing growing threats from terrorists such as Boko Haram, fuel shortages, and growing state debts, the New York Times and AFP report. “The U.S. sees the inauguration of Buhari as a potential springboard to improving security and economic ties long hindered by military abuses and endemic corruption,” Bloomberg News’ Terry Atlas writes.

Outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (left) presents a gift to president-elect Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria, on Thursday.

Afolabi Sotunde / Reuters

College admissions advisors are working to make Asian kids less “Asian.”

Earlier this month, a coalition of 64 Asian-American groups filed a federal complaint alleging Harvard’s admissions process discriminated against Asians, but that came “as little surprise to the professionals specialized in getting kids into college,” BuzzFeed News’ Molly Hensley-Clancy writes. “There’s an entire cottage industry, in fact, made up of pricy college counselors who help Asian applicants overcome pervasive and damaging stereotypes and a brutally competitive admissions process that some say discriminates against Asian candidates,” Hensley-Clancy writes.

Separately, but also regarding race and college, a new Harvard survey conducted by the Harvard Crimson, the university’s daily newspaper, found that 74% of black graduating students felt racially marginalized.

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Quick things to know:

  • Myanmar warns against “finger pointing” at regional talks on Friday addressing the region’s migrant crisis. (Associated Press)

  • Nine facts we learned about same-sex marriage support from a new global survey conducted by BuzzFeed News and Ipsos. (BuzzFeed News)

  • The FCC is working on a plan to offer low-income Americans subsidized broadband internet access. (New York Times)

  • A guide to vaping weed for the health-conscious pothead (BuzzFeed News) and what happens when you take three hits of 15 vape pens every hour on the hour for 15 hours? (BuzzFeed News)

  • There will finally be women in the FIFA16 video game. (BuzzFeed News)

  • The Serial podcast is officially returning for two more seasons. (BuzzFeed News)

  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah will premiere on Sept. 28. (BuzzFeed News)

  • The National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the second year in a row. Vanya and Gokul F-T-W. (BuzzFeed News)

    Scripps National Spelling Bee champions Vanya Shivashankar, 13, left, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14.

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“I want to remember my father’s life, not just his death.” “My father was killed in the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi when I was only 5. It’s getting harder to remember what he was like when he was alive,” BuzzFeed’s Anna Dushime writes in this touching BuzzFeed Ideas piece.

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FIFA’s cover-up of its internal investigation may now lead to its downfall. “With the FBI closing in on Zurich from all angles — and refusing to rule [FIFA President Sepp] Blatter himself out of their investigation — it may be that time is running out for the most powerful man in world football, and for everything he protects,” BuzzFeed News’ Heidi Blake writes in this thorough look at the systemic issues that have contributed to FIFA’s corruption crisis, including the alleged misrepresentation of FIFA’s own internal inquiry into World Cup bribing.

Google’s quest for complete control of your digital life. “Today’s keynote suggests Google is poised to surpass Apple when it comes to mobile design,” BuzzFeed News’ Charlie Warzel writes from the Google I/O event about Google’s ambitions to have an unprecedented level of control over your data, and by proxy, your privacy. “This information and privacy tradeoff is nothing new, but today’s keynote showed perhaps the fullest realization of the power of buying into an ecosystem whole hog,” Warzel writes.

If you want more, here’s our coverage on Google’s new photos app, its new tap-to-pay service Android Pay, and everything we learned at Google I/O.

Happy Friday

A lesbian California teenager is going viral for the quote she chose for her yearbook. The 17-year-old told BuzzFeed News she picked the quote because she is a feminist and wanted to reflect those values. “As a woman, I face a lot of the issues and inequalities that feminism tries to combat, but as [a] human, regardless of gender, equality is one of the most important rights that we humans should demand,” she said.

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HERE ARE THE TOP STORIES

FIFA’s presidential election will take place today despite the soccer governing body’s worst scandal in its history.

Today, FIFA’s 209 member associations will vote for a new president. Current president Sepp Blatter is up against the only other candidate, 39-year-old Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan. The president of U.S. Soccer Sunil Gulati said he will vote against Sepp and for al-Hussein.

Despite increasing pressure and calls for his resignation, Blatter, the 79-year-old who has held the presidency since 1998, looks likely to be re-elected for a fifth-term. In his first public remarks on the massive corruption scandal yesterday, he “deflected blame” saying “We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time.” Ahead of the elections, Blatter appealed for “unity, team spirit, and fair play.”

A bit of background.

  • On Wednesday, nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives were formally charged by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges including racketeering, conspiracy, and corruption.

  • Seven current and former FIFA officials were arrested early Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, and are expected to be extradited to the U.S. FIFA President Blatter was not among those arrested.

  • The arrests are the result of a three-year investigation by the FBI, which found that the crimes and payments in question took place in the U.S. and were carried out via U.S. banks.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, on Friday.

Ruben Sprich / Reuters

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been charged for an alleged scheme to pay off a victim of “prior bad acts.”

The Justice Department has indicted Hastert on reporting evasion charges and lying to the FBI as part of an effort to conceal paying off a victim of “prior bad acts,” BuzzFeed News’ Washington, D.C. bureau chief John Stanton reports. The indictment, which does not specify the “prior bad acts,” charged Hastert with illegally transferring funds in an effort to avoid detection by the IRS and accused him of paying an individual $3.5 million to keep silent about “prior misconduct.” Hastert was elected Speaker of the House in 1999 after former Speaker Newt Gingrich retired.

Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Jurors in the trial of accused Colorado theater shooter James Holmes are examining his mental state.

Holmes is on trial for the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting on July 20, 2012, that left 12 people dead. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The trial is in its second month, and jurors are now hearing from experts about Holmes’ mental state. On Wednesday, court officials released images of a journal Holmes wrote and mailed to his former psychiatrist before the shooting. The first mental health expert, William Reid, testified yesterday and said Holmes was legally sane at the time of the crime. His finding was unexpected, and the defense tried unsuccessfully to get a mistrial. More experts are expected to testify.

What’s next?

“The 12 jurors will be forced to examine the hazy border between mental illness and legal insanity,” the New York Times writes. They started watching Reid’s 22-hour interview with Holmes, and the judge has said he plans to show them all of it. “To find Holmes guilty, prosecutors must show he was capable of distinguishing right from wrong, and that he had the capacity to form a ‘culpable mental state,’ or to know what he was doing,” BuzzFeed News’ Claudia Koerner writes. Holmes could be sentenced to death if he’s found guilty.

An image of a page from Holmes’ journal and Holmes in the courtroom.

Colorado Judicial Department, Andy Cross / Pool / Reuters

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS?

Nigeria’s new president, Muhammadu Buhari, takes office today after a historic win.

In the country’s first peaceful transfer of power, Buhari will be sworn in as Nigeria’s president today after defeating a sitting president for the first time in the country’s history in March, according to AFP. Buhari is a former army general who seized power in a coup and was ousted after 20 months, but now describes himself as a “converted democrat.”

As president of Africa’s most populous nation, he will inherit a country facing growing threats from terrorists such as Boko Haram, fuel shortages, and growing state debts, the New York Times and AFP report. “The U.S. sees the inauguration of Buhari as a potential springboard to improving security and economic ties long hindered by military abuses and endemic corruption,” Bloomberg News’ Terry Atlas writes.

Outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (left) presents a gift to president-elect Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria, on Thursday.

Afolabi Sotunde / Reuters

College admissions advisors are working to make Asian kids less “Asian.”

Earlier this month, a coalition of 64 Asian-American groups filed a federal complaint alleging Harvard’s admissions process discriminated against Asians, but that came “as little surprise to the professionals specialized in getting kids into college,” BuzzFeed News’ Molly Hensley-Clancy writes. “There’s an entire cottage industry, in fact, made up of pricy college counselors who help Asian applicants overcome pervasive and damaging stereotypes and a brutally competitive admissions process that some say discriminates against Asian candidates,” Hensley-Clancy writes.

Separately, but also regarding race and college, a new Harvard survey conducted by the Harvard Crimson, the university’s daily newspaper, found that 74% of black graduating students felt racially marginalized.

Paul Marotta / Getty Images

Quick things to know:

  • Myanmar warns against “finger pointing” at regional talks on Friday addressing the region’s migrant crisis. (Associated Press)

  • Nine facts we learned about same-sex marriage support from a new global survey conducted by BuzzFeed News and Ipsos. (BuzzFeed News)

  • The FCC is working on a plan to offer low-income Americans subsidized broadband internet access. (New York Times)

  • A guide to vaping weed for the health-conscious pothead (BuzzFeed News) and what happens when you take three hits of 15 vape pens every hour on the hour for 15 hours? (BuzzFeed News)

  • There will finally be women in the FIFA16 video game. (BuzzFeed News)

  • The Serial podcast is officially returning for two more seasons. (BuzzFeed News)

  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah will premiere on Sept. 28. (BuzzFeed News)

  • The National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the second year in a row. Vanya and Gokul F-T-W. (BuzzFeed News)

    Scripps National Spelling Bee champions Vanya Shivashankar, 13, left, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14.

    Andrew Harnik / AP

Do you know what happened in the news this week? Take the BuzzFeed News quiz!

WEEKEND READS

“I want to remember my father’s life, not just his death.” “My father was killed in the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi when I was only 5. It’s getting harder to remember what he was like when he was alive,” BuzzFeed’s Anna Dushime writes in this touching BuzzFeed Ideas piece.

Alice Mongkongllite/ BuzzFeed

FIFA’s cover-up of its internal investigation may now lead to its downfall. “With the FBI closing in on Zurich from all angles — and refusing to rule [FIFA President Sepp] Blatter himself out of their investigation — it may be that time is running out for the most powerful man in world football, and for everything he protects,” BuzzFeed News’ Heidi Blake writes in this thorough look at the systemic issues that have contributed to FIFA’s corruption crisis, including the alleged misrepresentation of FIFA’s own internal inquiry into World Cup bribing.

Google’s quest for complete control of your digital life. “Today’s keynote suggests Google is poised to surpass Apple when it comes to mobile design,” BuzzFeed News’ Charlie Warzel writes from the Google I/O event about Google’s ambitions to have an unprecedented level of control over your data, and by proxy, your privacy. “This information and privacy tradeoff is nothing new, but today’s keynote showed perhaps the fullest realization of the power of buying into an ecosystem whole hog,” Warzel writes.

If you want more, here’s our coverage on Google’s new photos app, its new tap-to-pay service Android Pay, and everything we learned at Google I/O.

Happy Friday

A lesbian California teenager is going viral for the quote she chose for her yearbook. The 17-year-old told BuzzFeed News she picked the quote because she is a feminist and wanted to reflect those values. “As a woman, I face a lot of the issues and inequalities that feminism tries to combat, but as [a] human, regardless of gender, equality is one of the most important rights that we humans should demand,” she said.

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