With a strong following on social media, former Alaskan Senator Mike Gravel recently hit the threshold of 65,000 donors to qualify for the July Democratic primary. Despite this, the odds of being invited to the debate are slim for Gravel. Gravel needs more support in the polls. However, many of the major polls are not including Gravel, which significantly hurts his chances.
A video has surfaced on Reddit showing Hong Kong police physically assaulting a female protestor. It appears to show cops throwing the woman to the ground before another sprays pepper spray in her face from mere feet away. The woman held her hands in the air in surrender during the entire confrontation. Hong Kong is currently experiencing widespread political protests.
The Sedition Act
On this day, July 14, in 1798 the Sedition Act was signed into law by President John Adams. The Sedition Act made it illegal for Americans to write in the form of publications, such as news organizations, or utter phrases in public that were deemed to be a fabrication or ‘malicious’ against the government or sitting administration. The repercussions were unmistakable.
As Hurricane Barry makes its way into Louisiana, Americans brace themselves for impact. A somber sky slowly towers over the bayou state and the waters slowly rise. The Washington Post paints an even dimmer picture of Louisianans fleeing for their lives with their final few belongings.
But meanwhile on Bourbon street:
Recently, two Facebook users posted a surprising event. With a mass of many types of internet memelords, they plan to storm the Area 51 compound on September 20th; the event will take place from 3:00 to 6:00 in the morning. Based on some supplementary posts, it’s pretty clear it was a meme designed to garner internet publicity. Boy, did it work. On Friday, the United States Air Force, via spokeswoman Laura McAndrews, reached out to those who have declared that they’re going, threatening violence against anyone who shows up at the compound.