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04 Mar 22:13

Here's how Hillary Clinton's Republican 2016 rivals reacted to her email scandal

by Leslie Larson

she's a cunt for doing this. put herself in front of the country. dumber than anything Bush ever did.

Hillary Clinton

The likely Republican presidential contenders have been more than willing to pile onto Hillary Clinton's email controversy.

In the wake of Monday's New York Times report that Clinton exclusively used a personal email account as secretary of state, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina all weighed in.

On Fox News and on Twitter, these White House hopefuls criticized Clinton. Many accused her of intentionally circumventing federal regulations to avoid disclosing her communications. And at least one potential Clinton foe said Clinton put vital state secrets at risk by using an unsecured email server.

The potential Democratic contenders have apparently been far less eager to weigh in.

Business Insider rounded up the Republicans' reactions below:

Jeb Bush

Bush was the first among the field of presumed GOP candidates to pounce on Clinton after news broke of the email scandal late Monday.

Transparency matters. Unclassified @HillaryClinton emails should be released. You can see mine, here.

— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) March 3, 2015

Bush's tweet was a reference to his newly-launched website where he released thousands of his emails from his two terms as Florida's governor. The website only includes messages that relate to official state business — such as emails to state officials, constituents, and reporters. It does not contain emails about campaign activity or communication with Bush's family and friends.

"Gov. Bush does not have a plan to release his personal e-mails not related to state business, like where he was planning to have dinner or when his tee times were," Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell told the Washington Post on Tuesday.

Marco Rubio

Rubio told Fox News on Tuesday that Clinton's use of a personal email server jeopardized state secrets and "clearly violated" federal rules for archiving official communication.

"Using a private server outside the government system is extremely vulnerable to hackers and all sorts of foreign countries that can hack in and get secrets. The secretary of state potentially transacting national business on an unsecured server or a private server and that leaves our secrets and not only just that, but our strategies, exposed to the Chinese and the Russians and other intelligence agencies," Rubio told Fox anchor Megyn Kelly.

"The State Department has a rule because the diplomatic discourse and so forth is part of the archives of the United States," he added. "So that rule was clearly violated."

Rand Paul

Paul told Fox News on Wednesday that Clinton will have to explain herself after "directly flouting the law." He also said authorities may have to look into another issue, Clinton's family foundation's acceptance of foreign contributions while she was at the State Department.

"Not only is it the emails and directly flouting the law, I think there's going to be a constitutional question of whether or not she was receiving foreign gifts while in office," he said. "The constitution explicitly says that as a senator or as a secretary of state you’re not allowed to receive gifts from foreign countries. They've been receiving millions of dollars in their foundation. Now, they're going to say, 'That's not us, me directly.' But do they profit any way from their foundation, does it pay for their travel, does it pay for any of their expenses? She's got a lot of questions she’s going to have to answer."

Rick Perry

Also on Fox News, Perry argued Clinton's email scandal is just the latest in a pattern of stonewalling by the former Secretary of State.

"When you think of the dollars that she took, there's an ethical issue with the foreign dollars for the foundation. There's a pattern here and I think that's what got most of the people really concerned," he said Tuesday.

Perry further predicted that populist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and other liberal critics will begin to question Clinton on the matter.

"There's a pattern here of non-transparency I guess is the real concern for most people. It's an ethical problem that she’s gonna have to address. It continues to be building here. I’m thinking that Sen. Warren is probably gonna jump on this, along with some other folks and continue to cause real questions about is Hillary gonna be the right candidate or not from the standpoint of transparency and openness with the American people."

As far as his own email usage in state government, Perry said he "followed all the statutes in the state of Texas as relative to our email acquisitions." 

Carly Fiorina

Fiorina, who has never held public office, similarly questioned Clinton's actions in a Fox News interview Wednesday. Fiorina connected the private email account to Clinton's other "disturbing" controversies, including her foundation's foreign contributions.

"How many ways can we count that she’s been hypocritical?" Fiorina asked. "Not only does Hillary Clinton obviously believe that people should do as she says not as she does, not only does she obviously believe that the rules don't apply to her, but it's yet another example of something that clearly looks like a problem, clearly looks like a conflict just as the Clinton Foundation taking donations from foreign governments while she's secretary of state. Honestly, I think it’s a pattern she doesn’t think the rules apply to her and that’s very disturbing."

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04 Mar 22:30

Paper toilet gun

04 Mar 22:36

Empathetic Baby Cries Whenever His Dad Starts Crying


When new dad Fabian Herrera pretends to cry in front of his baby boy, the empathetic 6-month-old starts crying along with him until he stops.

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04 Mar 22:41

HBO Streaming Service Reportedly Dubbed ‘HBO Now,’ Aiming For Launch Before Game Of Thrones Premiere

by Chris Morran

nogotOne of the most anticipated launches of 2015 is the debut of HBO’s standalone streaming service. The name, price, timeline and availability are still unconfirmed but a new report claims to have uncovered many of these details.

The International Business Times reports that the service will be called HBO Now, though it’s worth noting that this particular phrase has not yet been trademarked.

The actual launch date is still uncertain but the Times’ source says the plan is to have it up before the April 12 launch of the fifth season of Game of Thrones.

As we mentioned before, HBO has enlisted the help of MLB Advanced Media, the group at Major League Baseball responsible for streaming services like and WatchESPN. Anyone familiar with knows that the service is not without its issues, particularly when stressed by a large number of users.

While previous comments by HBO have indicated that the service would be sold through participating broadband providers, this report also claims that HBO will sell access directly to consumers. Additionally, HBO is talking to Apple about making Apple TV a launch partner.

The story cites the expected monthly price of $15 though it’s unclear if that’s information from HBO sources or just from previous reports on the service.

04 Mar 22:42

Craft marketplace Etsy just filed for an IPO

by Jillian D'Onfro

Chad Dickerson 1

Etsy, an online marketplace that specializes in crafts and other artistic items, just filed its S1 to go public.

The decade-old, Brooklyn-based company generated $195.6 million in revenue in 2014, up 56.4% from $125.02 million in 2013. 

CEO Chad Dickerson has said that the company has been profitable since 2009, but Etsy had a net lost of $15.2 million in 2014 and $800,000 in 2013. 

It will be listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol ETSY. Its $100 million fundraising target is just a placeholder and the company could be raising much more (Bloomberg reported in January that it would raise about $300 million).   

About 55% of Etsy's revenue comes from charging its 1.4 million active sellers $0.20 to list a single item for four months, and then 3.5% of the value of the sale if an item sells. It's "seller services," like direct checkout, promoted listings, and shipping, labels, contribute 42.1% of revenue. The rest — which Etsy puts in the "Other" category — comes from fees it receives from a third-party payment processor. 

The big winners in the offering will be investors Accel, which owns 59 million shares (30% of the company) prior to the offering, and Union Square Ventures, which owns 30 million (15%). CEO Chad Dickerson, who started as Etsy's chief technical officer, owns 4.2 million shares, or 2%, prior to the offering. 

Here's a look at Etsy's financials:


Here's Etsy's revenue break-down over the last three years:


Etsy currently has 685 employees. More than 53% of its site visits came from mobile in 2014 and its app has been downloaded 21.8 million times. 

Etsy also disclosed some accounting problems, which it says it is taking steps to fix. 

SEE ALSO: Etsy's Offices Are Just As Artsy And Quirky As You Imagined

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04 Mar 22:00

This Surfboard Lets You Get Above the Waves!

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04 Mar 22:50

My wife is stuck at work today, so me and the cat texted her some selfies.

04 Mar 22:51

Inventor Of The Keurig Doesn’t Own One, Regrets Inventing It

by Laura Northrup

Keurig’s K-Cup coffee pods are popular brewing devices that you can find in homes, offices, and waiting rooms. There are even refrigerators with a machine built right in. Do you know where you won’t find one, though? The home of the man who invented the machine back in the ’90s, John Sylvan.

This week, The Atlantic looked at the practical and environmental problems that the Keurig causes, and started from the very beginning, when inventor Sylvan was just a guy who wanted to invent a better way to dispense coffee in the office. He figured that people would buy the pods, but didn’t foresee how popular his invention would become. He sold his share of the company (“Keurig” is the Dutch word for “excellence”) for $50,000.

K-Cups are complicated; Keurig-licensed cups can theoretically be disassembled, but only in rare cities that recycle #7 plastic and if you have the patience to take the cup apart, tossing out the foil top, paper filter, and coffee grounds, and recycling the tiny cup.

“It’s like a cigarette for coffee, a single-serve delivery mechanism for an addictive substance,” he explained to the Atlantic. Very few people want to disassemble a convenience pod so it can be recycled.

Single-serve pod machines may not be as wasteful as they seem at first. You save electricity by not keeping a whole pot of liquid warm, for one thing. The coffee is measured out perfectly to the gram, which is better than I can do while waving a bag vaguely toward my French press while half-awake. You’re paying $40 per pound for that ground coffee, sure, but you’re guaranteed not to waste any of it. The accumulation of trash is a problem, but some third-party pods can be composted and recycled.

A Brewing Problem [The Atlantic] (Thanks, Rowell!)

04 Mar 23:05

Ninja girl, split kick

04 Mar 23:00

This Man is Wanted by the Police, but Let's Hear His Side of the Story


UPDATE: The suspect in question has been apprehended after he turned himself in.

Submitted by: (via LtDanUSAFX3)

04 Mar 13:15

Enjoying the hot springs in Quebec

04 Mar 15:06

They're attempting to domesticate in Australia...

04 Mar 17:44

Friend of mine found a bomb in work today ! (light NSFW) - Album on Imgur

04 Mar 18:22

If you like your steak well-done, you don't really like steak, do you?

04 Mar 19:32

Oh, you have.

04 Mar 17:00

Why do some developers shy away from surrealism in gaming?

by Brittany Vincent

When it comes to crafting videogames out of the norm, there’s one question developers should ask themselves: What are we afraid of?

Games are the perfect medium for exploration of bizarre, unnatural worlds, and yet it seems few developers are interested in traveling to those places. What makes us afraid to innovate beyond the comfort of realism? While mainstream games rarely stray from convention, many indie developers are plumbing the darker corners of the human mind, creating strange worlds that both thrill and unsettle us. 

Why do some developers shy away from surrealism in gaming? screenshot

04 Mar 23:00

That's Not My Cup of Tea


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Tagged: cups , birds , gifs , critters
04 Mar 23:10

Girls always wanted us to be gentlemen, let's do what they want

04 Mar 13:33


04 Mar 20:35

EA shuts down Maxis Emeryville, studio behind SimCity

by Samit Sarkar

Electronic Arts is closing Maxis, the studio behind the SimCity franchise, EA confirmed in a statement to Polygon today, following reports on Twitter from now-former employees of the company.

Development on SimCity and The Sims will continue at EA's studios in Redwood Shores, California; Salt Lake City; Helsinki; and Melbourne, Australia. However, the Maxis home offices in Emeryville, California, are being closed.

Here's the full statement from EA:

Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to our studios in Redwood Shores, Salt Lake City, Helsinki and Melbourne locations as we close our Emeryville location. Maxis continues to support and develop new experiences for current Sims and SimCity players, while expanding our...

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04 Mar 21:01

Man Celebrating 101st Birthday At Restaurant That Gives Discounts Based On Age Gets $0.07 Refund On Meal

by Mary Beth Quirk

There are many perks of growing old — seeing your kids have kids, wearing shirts that say “World’s Best Grandma,” calling rowdy youngsters “whippersnappers” and more — and getting discounts on things is definitely not the least of those. But one centenarian learned that he’d reached a point where you can actually get a free mail and get paid just for your age.

A 101-year-old New Hampshire man had breakfast on the house at a Manchester restaurant that rewards customers dining on their birthdays with a discount based on their age, reports

So for example, if you’re turning five years old, the restaurant covers 5% of your bill. If you’re 85, you get 85% of your tab paid. That means that at 100, your birthday meal is free — and at 101, you actually get 101% of your meal paid for — or a 1% refund.

Thus, after chomping on scrambled eggs and ham and a piece of chocolate cake for free, the World War II veteran got $0.07 back from the restaurant. Not a bad birthday gift, if you ask me.

Man, 101, eats birthday breakfast on the house []

04 Mar 21:00

Bat Eating a Banana Will Drive You Bananas


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Tagged: gifs , bats , bananas , critters
04 Mar 21:10

​Here's What Valve's Virtual Reality Controllers Look Like

by Sean Buckley

How do you control your virtual reality experience in Valve and HTC's sensor-covered Vive VR headset ? With a pair of sensor-pocked motion controlled wands, of course.


04 Mar 21:00

The View From Pizza Hut is a Little Different in Cairo

04 Mar 20:41

The consumer Oculus VR device will be part of Samsung's next hardware launch

by John Callaham

It's possible this means the consumer Oculus virtual reality device could be tied into Samsung's next version of the Galaxy Note smartphone.

04 Mar 21:25

How two commuters passed their time in busy traffic

04 Mar 21:10

GDC 2015: Hands-on with Nvidia's Shield Console

by Alaina Yee

My living-room entertainment center would be a crowded place if companies had their way. Between streaming sticks, Android set-top boxes, consoles like the Xbox One and PS4, and home-theater PCs, I’ve got a lot of choices for relatively little real estate. Particularly because no one item hits every point I could ever want—there’s just enough overlap to have overwhelming redundancy in some areas (Netflix streaming) but very little in others (being able to pick up and play my games on multiple devices in the same ecosystem).

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04 Mar 21:35

A&F (store with ripped topless dudes everywhere) got sued for not hiring a Muslim girl for wearing headwear and lost.

04 Mar 16:40

But these are the good chemicals, right?

04 Mar 21:51

Lockheed Martin's laser can stop a truck from over a mile away

by Daniel Cooper
Lasers have staggering range, can attack land or air-based targets and are dirt-cheap to fire, making them ideal for a military with one eye on the budget. Now, Lockheed Martin has worked out that the technology could also be used for stopping a car ...