On the coast of the Red Sea lies one of the world’s most infamous scuba locations, and it’s known locally as the Blue Hole. The Blue Hole is an underwater sinkhole that goes down about 96 meters (or 314 feet). It’s a popular spot for free diving, but it’s also earned a reputation as one of the most dangerous locations in the world.
Despite regulation by authorities, about two divers per year are defeated by the sinkhole. The most famous death at the hole happened when diving instructor Yuri Lipski got lost back in 2000.
Lipski foolishly decided to dive to the bottom of the hole on his own.
When a diver was sent to retrieve Lipski’s body, they discovered that he had brought a video camera down with him. The camera attached to his helmet ended up recording the entire ordeal — including the moment of his death.
After all of today’s talk about Comey, Hillary, Huma, Russia and the 2016 election, perhaps it’s only fitting that this giant hunk of potential irony comes by way of a firm that’s been retained by one of Clinton’s biggest supporters, Planned Parenthood:
You can't make this up: Planned Parenthood's opposition research firm has been accused of illegally colluding with Russia. https://t.co/SKYQ09eiin
As Twitchy has noted a number of times, the strain between the news media and Donald Trump started long before his election and looks certain to continue throughout his term, especially as a new front has opened in the ongoing war between the two, with the White House hosting selected briefings off-camera.
It wasn’t only the absence of TV cameras from today’s briefings that stirred up the press; add to that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s insistence Trump was joking on the campaign trail last summer when he said he hoped Russia could find Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 deleted emails.
About those calls last summer for Russia to find Clinton's missing emails: Spicer says Trump "was joking at the time. We all know that."
But if you do go to the tape, and lots of journalists have, you learn Trump didn’t “ask Russia to hack” Hillary; he said, in part, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.” In other words, if it was Russia behind the DNC hack, maybe those emails would turn up as well.
Spicer says today Trump was joking when asking Russia to hack Hillary's emails. Trump had said he was being sarcastic. Here's the transcript pic.twitter.com/sGyAZhvyaY
Probably best that the car drives away so she’s not breathing that in for too long, but I can’t say I don’t relate. Share this crafty critter with your perpetually cold friends. We all have at least one!
This footage captured last week in the Russian Bashkiria region shows just how scary nature can be at times. The terrifying video was captured by a dashcam still rolling after the owner had abandoned the car. What it recorded? The amazing power of the natural world. Watch as a tornado approaches the abandoned car…
For those of us not living in an area where you might spot a tornado, you often hear about things like this and think to yourself “Yeah, I guess tornadoes can be pretty destructive.” But to actually see what it would be like with your own eyes? It changes things.
Now, try to imagine the sheer terror you’d feel in the middle of a storm like this. The things you hear and the things you see probably don’t even come close to doing justice to the actual experience.
It’s always a pleasure to hear from the grandfather of fake news, and Dan Rather has a message for the country so important it couldn’t be squeezed into a tweet.
Instead, Rather published a lengthy Facebook post Monday advising all praying people to pray for the future of the country following today’s testimony from FBI Director JamesComey. Apparently, he’s suddenly concerned about the effect a “big and unproven allegation” could have on the nation’s trust in a Republican president.
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Sure he’s a legendary journalist, but we’re going to go ahead and say it: Rather’sFacebook post is a hot mess. The best part, of course, is when Mr. Fake But Accurate insists that the countryexercise both patience and persistence and “let the facts point the way.” Facts!
Here’s the final paragraph of Rather’s post, in which he tells Americans to expect regular headlines about the Kremlin (um, were’s he been?) while noting at the same time that any collusion between Trump andRussia “remains a big and unproven allegation.” So, brace yourselves for more fake news as usual.
Expect regular headlines about the Kremlin in your daily news feeds. For those of you old enough to remember the Cold War, this may seem like deja vu. But the nature of the threat is fundamentally different. In those days, there was a united front against Russian interference, overt or covert. Now there are serious and credible allegations about whether those close to Mr. Trump may have been colluding with the Kremlin. Colluding with the Kremlin, sounds like a spy novel, but it remains a big and unproven allegation. Let the facts point the way. And I hope men and women of all political faiths can rally to support the continual functioning of government in these surreal and dangerous times.
Turns out Rather managed tostir up quite the theological debate: maybe it was the prayers of evangelicals that wereresponsible for the election of Trump, who might be the devil and proof that God is not a loving god.
@DanRather@Andy I broke from my atheism …I am praying every day since November 9 2016….
“I’ll just pull back into the garage…Oh, never mind!” is probably what went through this Russian man’s mind a few seconds after he had reversed out of his garage only to be greeted by a massive tornado. The tornado was so powerful, it tore down his garage in a matter of seconds.
The whole thing was captured on his dashboard camera, and it’s crazy just how terrifying the footage is. Seriously. My pulse quickened just watching the video.
Conservatives are always happy to see a well known actor break ranks with the political left. Celebrity doesn’t grant anyone’s opinion any additional weight but it is refreshing to be reminded that Hollywood isn’t 100% on the left on every issue. Also, one has to respect the willingness to go against the grain.