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Scientology propaganda machine: Tom Cruise launches TV network to reach ‘every person on Earth’

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Preview Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology are getting into the “propaganda machine” business by launching their very own 24-hour news network and movie studio.
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ryanbrazell
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TFW one 24-hour news network / propaganda machine writes snarkily about somebody else's 24-hour news network / propaganda machine.
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Courtney
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Oh this is just what we need
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Mystery Thieves Drive Off With 78,500 Bottles Of Beer

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The people who stole almost 3,300 cases of beer from a craft brewery in Atlanta either set out to re-sell the brews, or were out to have an amazing party. Either way, the company, SweetWater Brewing Co., has turned to the public for help, asking stores and consumers to watch for the missing brew, which shady characters might be trying to sell.

About a quarter of the stolen cases were found in a warehouse, but since the company didn’t know where or how it had been stored, the recovered beer will all be destroyed. Two refrigerated trailers full is a lot for a craft brewer, and one of the varieties was a hot-selling seasonal brew with pineapple flavoring called “Goin’ Coastal.” Both trailers were full of pallets of the company’s Summer Variety Pack.

Both trailers were GPS-tagged, but by the time authorities found them, they were empty. Where’s the rest of the beer? It’s likely that whoever stole it plans to resell it, which is why they alerted the beer-drinking public.

Here are the beers you should keep an eye out for, even if you don’t live near Atlanta. The four beers in the variety pack are : 420, IPA, Take Two Pils, and Goin’ Coastal, none of which are also roller derby player names as far as we know. They’ll have expiration dates of September 20 or 21.

If anyone tries to sell you any of these beers at a suspiciously low price, contact the company at 404-691-2537 or email feedback@sweetwaterbrew.com.

3,300 cases of beer stolen from Atlanta brewery [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
Mystery brews in Atlanta: Someone stole a whole lot of beer [AP]

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RT @AssLord: philly rules i love this city https://t.co/0sZ7f4Vamo

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Costco Officially Switches From AmEx To Visa Today

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It’s officially out with the old and in with the new at Costco today, as the company closes the book on its 16-year relationship with American Express in exchange for its new deal with Citi Visa. 

That means if you’re planning to head to Costco today, you better double-check that you’ve got something other than an American Express card in your wallet before hitting the checkout lane.

The switch also means that Visa is now the only credit card accepted at Costco checkout lanes. However, shoppers can still use a Visa or MasterCard-backed debit card for purchases.

By now Costco members who previously had a store-branded AmEx card should have received their new Costco Visa Anywhere card.

The big changes for Costco began on Sunday, which marked the last day that Costco’s TrueEarnings American Express. Starting today, those cards will no longer work at the retailer.

Costco first announced the big switch in February 2015. Months later it was revealed that Visa/Citi would become the official credit card of the retailer.

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ryanbrazell
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YAYAYAYAYAYAY
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fxer
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What is people's favorite visa card? Use the 2% Double Cash card as my daily, but it's a MasterCard so need something for Costco
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eviljim
8 days ago
Chase Freedom is doing 5% cashback for Costco, $1500 max per quarter, through the end of the year. Probably the best deal. Costco's card is also decent. I think Double Cash comes in a Visa variety too -- I'm not positive though, but none of their marketing specifies what type of card it is. There's a fidelity 2% flat cashback card that is a visa, but if getting a new card I'd personally probably go with the costco card or the chase freedom (which has pretty good rotating 5% categories).

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Good Job, Philly!

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Last night, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission adopted a new policy for transgender students. In a statement, Superintendent William R. Hite said: "Every student deserves to know their rights will be recognized and upheld at school. This policy provides clear guidance and will help to ensure that our schools remain welcoming to all of our students."

The policy, effective immediately, reads:
* Students may be addressed by names and pronouns corresponding to their gender identity. This applies to interactions with other students and staff, and all written records, including report cards, class rosters, and photo ID.

* Transgender identity, legal name, and sex assigned at birth is confidential.

* Students may participate in gender-segregated groups that correspond to their gender identity.

* Schools should use gender-neutral language in communication with all students and families, regardless of a student's gender identity.

* Students may access locker rooms and restrooms that correspond to their gender identity.

* Students may also dress in accordance with their gender identity. Schools may not adopt dress codes on the basis of gender.
The neat part about this is that it wasn't obliged by a lawsuit; it wasn't begrudging. It was because the Philly school system saw a need to protect its trans students, so it did the decent thing just because it's the decent thing.

Relatedly: Did you know that Pennsylvania is the only state with a transgender physician general? It's true! Dr. Rachel Levine!

I watched Dr. Levine give a speech to an attorney's group recently, on LGBT law, and she was seriously terrific. I would not be mad at all if President Hillary Clinton chose Dr. Rachel Levine as Surgeon General. I'm just saying!

But I digress! Good job, Philly!
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ryanbrazell
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This is great -- I am glad to see progress being made in Philly. I look forward to seeing additional progress made re: non-binary students, for whom neither men's or women's restrooms, locker rooms, etc "correspond to their gender identity."
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skittone
11 days ago
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It's great, but the last bullet point could be even better. It seems to prevent, for instance, boys who identify as boys from wearing dresses. It's vague, though, and I'm picking the tiniest of nits. Overall, it's a great policy.
ryanbrazell
10 days ago
I'd disagree on that one. The last point explicitly prohibits the adoption of dress codes based on gender, so IOW you can't tell boys they can't wear dresses.
skittone
10 days ago
You are right, and I am even more thrilled with the new policy. Thank you!
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