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Tree burning from the inside looks like a portal to hell

by Jason
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Matthew McDermott of Sonoma, California discovered an odd scene while driving in Schellville, California on Monday. A tree had caught fire thanks to the wildfires ripping through the state, and the tree was burning from the inside out.  “That is the craziest fucking thing I’ve ever seen,” McDermott could be heard saying in the clip. “It’s hollowed out the tree.”  The outside of the tree seems mostly intact, and the fire burning inside can be seen through a series of holes in its trunk. It looks like a portal to hell. The Tubbs fire that caused the tree to ignite […]

People on the internet are calling for Las Vegas mass shooting to be labeled as a terrorist act

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Image: Getty Images How do we distinguish a crime from a terrorist attack? It’s a convoluted conversation that appears after every horrific mass shooting in America, and Sunday night’s Las Vegas attack—the deadliest in U.S. history—is no exception.  As many on Twitter have pointed out, the president did not use the words “terror” or “terrorist” during his remarks about the shooting, despite his flippant use of the term in previous instances on Twitter. Today, the word is the top dictionary lookup online, according to Merriam-Webster, who defines it as “the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an […]

91-year-old former congressman sets the Twitter bar in the Trump era

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John Dingell has been owning Twitter for years.Image: ambar del moral/mashable 91-year-old former congressman John Dingell has been quick, witty, and on fire with his 140 characters for years. Despite his age, he knows how to use the tweet machine the way it was intended: biting commentary, playful retweets, and insightful and smart reactions. Time and again he’s shown he’s mastered Twitter. After tweeter-in-chief Donald Trump was elected, Dingell’s Twitter game has become even more relevant and fiery. SEE ALSO: Artist paints offensive tweets he received outside Twitter’s HQ to highlight how Twitter handles abuse After the violence in Charlottesville […]

LeBron James destroys Trump with the perfect, understated insult

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Champion of insults.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock There are so many things to call President Donald Trump.  On Saturday morning, LeBron James found the perfect one. The NBA star called Trump “U bum” over the president’s rescinded invitation for Steph Curry to visit the White House, which came only after Curry stated that he didn’t want to go anyway.  SEE ALSO: NFL players slam Donald Trump for rant against protests U bum 😂 https://t.co/PU1WuB9lqs — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 23, 2017 at least the Trump era brought the until-now-criminally-underused insult of “bum” back — Erin 🎶Gloria🎶 Ryan (@morninggloria) September 23, 2017 Good morning […]

Eminem’s anti-Trump cypher left celebrities and musicians shook

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Eminem left the internet shook during a heated cypher at the BET Awards Tuesday night.  Performing in a Detroit parking garage, the rapper ripped President Donald Trump to shreds in a politically-charged freestyle which lasted just under five minutes.  SEE ALSO: Lose yourself and $2 million in Eminem’s outdated Michigan mansion Every profound line he spit was filled with frustration with the leader of the free world and his supporters. Racism is the only thing he’s Fantastic 4(fantastic for), cause that’s how he gets his rock off, he’s orange. Sheesh @Eminem!! 🔥🔥✊🏾🔥🔥#United pic.twitter.com/wcL28BCWpy — LeBron James (@KingJames) October 11, 2017 […]