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LeBron James’ ‘equality’ shoes are the NBA’s best peaceful protest

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The NBA opening basketball game between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday evening had many intrigued about how the league would handle the ongoing protests from the NFL over police brutality and racial injustice.

Just before tip-off, we saw how the two teams handled the national anthem and other peaceful protests. One strong statement was made with footwear.

Cavaliers star LeBron James laced into Nikes emblazoned with the all gold capitalized phrase, ”Equality,” across the back of the shoes. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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Somehow this dude allegedly stole $1.2 million dollars of fajitas

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Stealing a million dollars worth of any food seems like a difficult task in itself.

Yet somehow, an employee by the name of Gilberto Escamilla, who works for the Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department in Texas, was alleged to have stolen $1.2 million of fajitas over a nine year period, as reported by the Brownsville Herald

”If it wasn’t so serious, you’d think it was a Saturday Night Live skit. But this is the real thing,” District Attorney Luis V. Saenz told the newspaper.

The alleged plot was only uncovered when Escamilla took a day off for a doctor’s appointment on Aug. 7. Someone didn’t hit pause on their operation, because a Labatt Food Service truck turned up to the department’s kitchen. The driver informed another employee of an 800 pound delivery of fajitas. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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It took Harvey Weinstein to bring down Amazon's Roy Price. That's just sad.

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Amazon Studios is no hero for pushing out its chief, Roy Price, after he was accused of sexually harassing a producer. It’s still a villain in this tale, clearly seeking goodwill for doing the right thing, when it only punished Price after being scalded by the spotlight of public ire. 

Yes, Amazon Studios quickly put Price on a leave of absence, which eventually led to his resignation Thursday, after The Man in the High Castle producer Isa Hackett went on record with The Hollywood Reporter about the time he told her ”you will love my dick” in a cab and later that night shouted ”anal sex” in her ear at a San Diego Comic-Con party. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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Billy Corgan says he saw a person transform into something other than human

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Alien-lookalike and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan (now known as William Patrick Corgan) says he witnessed a human being transform into ”something other than human.”

So naturally, aliens … or human shapeshifters? 

Corgan was on the Howard Stern Show on Monday when the subject of Corgan’s appearance on the The Alex Jones Show came into the conversation. For those not in the loop, Alex Jones is an internet and radio personality who pushes fake news and insane conspiracies to right-wing nut jobs, including the one that alien lifeforms are living on Earth

That’s when Corgan revealed he’s had his very own paranormal experience. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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Restaurant slammed on Yelp after getting called out for selling Popeyes chicken

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Yelp is great for checking out what the community thinks of a certain restaurant. It’s also great for a healthy helping of drama.

Sweet Dixie Kitchen in Long Beach, California is at the center of a controversy after a disappointed customer revealed that its chicken sandwich was created using Popeyes chicken. The drama has since been called Popeyegate.

The whole thing went down when Yelper Tyler H from Los Angeles posted a 1-star review claiming he spotted employees bringing boxes of Popeyes chicken into the kitchen. 

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Source: Mashable

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Microsoft looks to iOS and Android for its path forward in mobile

 Between the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Edition and the announcement of a new Surface Book, today’s Microsoft news was firmly focused on the desktop. But as the company works to build its future ecosystem, it’s keenly aware that no play in the space is complete without a mobile strategy. What shape that strategy will take, however, has been pretty unclear in the wake of… Read More
Source: Tech Crunch Mobile