Many detainees are tortured into confessing crimes they didn’t even commit. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the treatment of inmates inside Kim Jong Un’s torture chambers and prison camps. The brutality of the North Korean regime was once again cast into the international spotlight following the death of 22-year-old American student Otto Warmbier last week. While the brutal conditions inside North Korea’s prison camps and detention centres are well documented, less is known about how the American came to be in a coma in the first place. However a 2012 video could provide some clue as to how North Korea treats its detainees and prisoners. The shocking video provides a
CNN’s announcement of new publishing restrictions on articles about President Donald Trump and Russia, as reported by Buzzfeed, has delighted right-wing media. CNN has long been accused of liberal bias by critics and has been one of the key focuses of President Donald Trump’s relentless rhetorical assaults against what he has branded the “fake news” media. A sign reading "CNN SUCKS" is held up as President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the Dow Chemical Hangar on December 9, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Wonkblog | Analysis When Seattle officials voted three years ago to incrementally boost the city's minimum wage up to $15 an hour, they'd hoped to improve the lives of low-income workers. Yet according to a major new study that could force economists to reassess past research on the issue, the hike has had the opposite effect. The city is gradually increasing the hourly minimum to $15 over several years. Already, though, some employers have not been able to afford the increased minimums. They've cut their payrolls, putting off new hiring, reducing hours or letting their workers go, the study found. The costs to low-wage workers in Seattle outweighed the benefits by a ratio of three to one, according
If you're a parent who has a fear of confrontation, let Mary Katherine Backstorm be your inspiration! The Southern mom was in the checkout line at Target when she noticed a young boy and girl - roughly 11 or 12 years old - in front of her, snickering at the cashier, who had clearly suffered a "very devastating accident and cranial reconstructive surgery."
Phil Mickelson's recent split with his longtime caddie, Jim "Bones" McKay, made big news in the golf world. It caught everybody so off guard - they had been together 25 years, after all - but for the first time following the pair's announcement, Mickelson went into greater detail about the move. There was some speculation following the move that the pair's relationship had become increasingly fractious, but speaking on Golf Channel Monday morning as part of media blitz for KPMG's forthcoming Future Leaders program, taking please at the LPGA Tour's Women's PGA Championship this week, Mickelson described a less dramatic version of events. "Bones is going to get a number of top players coming after him, because he's such a great caddie.
This week the Ritz-Carlton Hotel revealed plans for its luxury cruise line, with three ships aimed to set sea starting in late 2019. Somewhere between a private superyacht and a small ocean liner, these ships will accommodate the “the 1% of global travellers,” according to Bloomberg . With larger rooms, more dining options, and common space for guests to relax onboard, the new The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has been designed in an attempt to defy all cruise ship stereotypes. “This unique combination of yachting and cruising will usher in a new way of luxury travel for guests seeking to discover the world,” said Herve Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in the press release . Ahead, a look at one of the designs for the cruise boat, created by the firm Tillberg Design of Sweden. This gallery originally appeared as a Business Insider story.
Anonymous, the global hacking collective, believes that alien life exists-and it thinks that NASA is about to confirm it. The video centers around recent findings by the American space organization, including the discovery of 219 new planet candidates-10 of which present similar conditions to Earth-by NASA’s Kepler space telescope team in June, as well as comments made by a senior NASA official in a U.S. government hearing. NASA has made statements recently that point to an optimism that the discovery of aliens is a matter of when, rather than if.