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Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeats ‘lock her up’ chant

Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the top law enforcement officer in the country, repeated the words “lock her up” Tuesday that were being chanted, a rallying cry from Donald Trump campaign events calling to jail Hillary Clinton, and then laughed.

Sessions criticized universities for “coddling our young people” and “actively preventing them from scrutinizing the validity of their beliefs.”
“After the 2016 election, for example, they held a ‘cry-in’ at Cornell. I hope they had plenty of tissues for ’em to cry on,” he said. “They had therapy dogs at the University of Kansas. Play-Doh and coloring books at the University of Michigan for heaven’s sakes. You know, give me a break. Students at Tufts were encouraged to ‘draw about their feelings.'”
    “Well I can tell this group isn’t going to have to have Play-Doh when you get attacked in college and you get involved in a debate,” Sessions told the crowd attending Turning Point USA’s High School Leadership Summit at George Washington University. “I like this bunch, I gotta tell you. You’re not going to be backing down. Go get ’em. Go get ’em.”
    Then chants of “Lock her up” broke out.
    “Lock her up,” Sessions said, chuckling at the brief interruption from the audience as the chant then grew louder.
    “I heard that a long time over the last campaign,” he said before continuing with his prepared speech.
    “Lock her up” was a staple heard at Trump 2016 campaign rallies in reference to Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of state and Trump’s insistence that she be jailed for the offense.
    Concluding an investigation into Clinton’s email server, then-FBI James Comey recommended in 2016 that no charges be filed against Clinton, and the US Attorney General at the time, Loretta Lynch, decided not to pursue charges.
    Trump has pestered Sessions for not looking into Clinton’s deleted emails and publicly slammed him for being “very weak” on Clinton’s “crimes.” Sessions has assigned a federal prosecutor to look into various matters surrounding Clinton, but stopped short of formally appointing a special counsel earlier this year.
    CNN has reached out to the Justice Department for comment.
    During his confirmation hearing last January, Sessions was asked if he ever uttered that chant during the campaign.
    “No I did not. I don’t think. I heard it in rallies and so forth, sometimes I think humorously done,” he replied.
    This story has been updated.

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    Congress members demand answers from Amazon about facial recognition software

    When we called the ACLU’s Amazon’s Rekognition press release an “attention-grabbing stunt” when we wrote about it earlier today, well, consider that attention grabbed. Several Democratic members of Congress have responded with a strongly worded letter to founder Jeff Bezos.

    Reps. Jimmy Gomezand John Lewis issued a letter to Bezos, after the ACLU noted that the facial recognition software falsely associated 28 images of Congress members with mugshots in a criminal database. Lewis, a pivotal figure in America’s civil rights moment, was among those falsely matched in the ACLU’s testing — particularly notable as the testing appeared to have a particular bias against people of color.

    “The results of the ACLU’s test of Amazon’s ‘Rekognition’ software are deeply troubling,” Lewis wrote in a statement. “As a society, we need technology to help resolve human problems, not to add to the mountain of injustices presently facing people of color in this country. Black and brown people are already unjustly targeted through a discriminatory sentencing system that has led to mass incarceration and devastated millions of families.”

    A trio of Congress members (Sen. Ed Markey and Reps. Luis Gutiérrez and Mark DeSaulnier), meanwhile, wrote a letter addressed to Bezos with a series of questions about the technology:

    While facial recognition services might provide a valuable law enforcement tool, the efficacy and impact of the technology are not yet fully understood. In particular, serious concerns have been raised about the dangers facial recognition can pose to privacy and civil rights, especially when it is used as a tool of government surveillance, as well as the accuracy of the technology and its disproportionate impact on communities of color.

    Amazon for its part, both defended Rekognition and disputed the ACLU’s methods. “We remain excited about how image and video analysis can be a driver for good in the world, including in the public sector and law enforcement,” the company wrote in a statement provided to TechCrunch.

    With regard to testing, it says:

    [W]e think that the results could probably be improved by following best practices around setting the confidence thresholds (this is the percentage likelihood that Rekognition found a match) used in the test. While 80% confidence is an acceptable threshold for photos of hot dogs, chairs, animals, or other social media use cases, it wouldn’t be appropriate for identifying individuals with a reasonable level of certainty. When using facial recognition for law enforcement activities, we guide customers to set a threshold of at least 95% or higher.

    The company also reiterated an earlier statement that the results are intended to be used to narrow down results, rather than lead directly to arrests.

    Regardless, the ACLU’s stunt certainly got the attention the organization was seeking, both with regard to the aforementioned biases and broader security implications of facial scanning for law enforcement.

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    A Comprehensive List of the Most Iconic Internet Cat Posts of All Time

    Cats are wonderful, sassy, independent little creatures. Even if you’re a dog person, you can’t deny the power of a wonderful cat post. They’re weird!

    While dogs are super loving pretty much 24/7, cats have their own agenda. And often, they’re up to no good. Naughty, mischievous little things.

    Here is a list of the most iconic cat posts of all time. Enjoy. These posts will brighten the darkest of days.

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    Why Everyone Is Wrong About Violent Video Games & Your Brain

    As long as real-life gun rampages go unchecked, first person shooter video games will be a major battlefront of The Culture War. After all, today’s new hyper-realistic gun games must be causing today’s hideous violence! But what if twenty years of perfecting virtual headshot tech dovetails with a drop in American violent crime? What if games don’t actually trick anyone into being violent, or sexist, or an Italian plumber? And most chilling for you gamers out there: what if games DO trick you into becoming a less ideal person, in a way nobody’s ever warned you about?

    On this week’s episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by Jason Pargin (better known as David Wong) to explore a surprising truth nobody else is covering. They’ll combine decades of gaming experience with a range of studies and reporting. They’ll debunk a lot of the panic about Those Darned Violent Video Games, while also picking out some truths hidden in it. And they’ll explore how gaming DOES change the brains of even the most blood-averse n00bs.

    Footnotes:

    How Violent Video Games Might Be Screwing With Your Brain (Cracked)

    Video Games Don’t Make Kids Violent (TIME)

    Violent Video Games And Hostile Personalities Go Together (Iowa State University / ScienceDaily)

    Musical training shapes brain anatomy, affects function (Society for Neuroscience / ScienceDaily)

    Cache Cab: Taxi Drivers’ Brains Grow to Navigate London’s Streets (Scientific American)

    No evidence to support link between violent video games and behaviour (University of York)

    Multi-Purpose Arcade Combat Simulator (SNES Central)

    Playing War: How the Military Uses Video Games (The Atlantic)

    Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Ice Man, Captain America, and the New Face of American War by Evan Wright

    5 facts about crime in the U.S. (Pew Research Center)

    5 Mind-Blowing Facts Nobody Told You About Guns (Cracked)

    Shooters: How Video Games Fund Arms Manufacturers (Eurogamer)

    Video Games Boost Visual Attention But Reduce Impulse Control (Society for Personality and Social Psychology)

    Video Game Playing, Attention Problems, and Impulsiveness: Evidence of Bidirectional Causality (Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 2012, Vol. 1, No. 1, 62-70)

    Abnormal gray matter and white matter volume in ‘Internet gaming addicts’. (Addictive Behaviors, 2015 Jan;40:137-43.)

    Anita Sarkeesian and the gamification of misogyny (New Statesman)

    The odd reality of life under China’s all-seeing credit score system (Wired UK)

    Drake — “Nice For What” music video

    Lee Morgan — The Sidewinder

    Kamasi Washington — Heaven and Earth

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    Inside Bannon’s Plan to Hijack Europe for the Far-Right

    LONDONSteve Bannon plans to go toe-to-toe with George Soros and spark a right-wing revolution in Europe.

    Trumps former White House chief advisor told The Daily Beast that he is setting up a foundation in Europe called The Movement which he hopes will lead a right-wing populist revolt across the continent starting with the European Parliament elections next spring.

    The non-profit will be a central source of polling, advice on messaging, data targeting, and think-tank research for a ragtag band of right-wingers who are surging all over Europe, in many cases without professional political structures or significant budgets.

    Bannons ambition is for his organization ultimately to rival the impact of Soross Open Society, which has given away $32 billion to largely liberal causes since it was established in 1984.

    Over the past year, Bannon has held talks with right-wing groups across the continent from Nigel Farage and members of Marine Le Pens Front National (recently renamed Rassemblement National) in the West, to Hungarys Viktor Orban and the Polish populists in the East.

    He envisions a right-wing supergroup within the European Parliament that could attract as many as a third of the lawmakers after next Mays Europe-wide elections. A united populist bloc of that size would have the ability to seriously disrupt parliamentary proceedings, potentially granting Bannon huge power within the populist movement.

    After being forced out of the White House following internal wranglings that would later surface in the book Fire and Fury, Bannon is now reveling in the opportunity to plot his new European empire. I'd rather reign in hell, than serve in heaven, he said, paraphrasing John Miltons Satan in Paradise Lost.

    The Movements headquarters are expected to be located in Brussels, Belgium, where they will start hiring staff in coming months. It is expected that there will be fewer than 10 full-time staff ahead of the 2019 elections, with a polling expert, a communications person, an office manager and a researcher among the positions. The plan is to ramp that up to more like 25 people post-2019 if the project has been a success.

    Bannon plans to spend 50 percent of his time in Europemostly in the field rather than the Brussels officeonce the midterm elections in the U.S. are over in November.

    The operation is also supposed to serve as a link between Europes right-wing movements and the pro-Trump Freedom Caucus in the U.S. This week Paul Gosar (R-AZ) was its envoy to Bannons operation in London.

    Bannon and Raheem Kassam, a former Farage staffer and Breitbart editor, set up shop in a five-star Mayfair hotel for a week while Donald Trump was visiting Europe. Between TV appearances as Trump surrogates, they hosted a raft of Europes leading right-wingers at the hotel.

    It was so successful that we're going to start staffing up, said Bannon. Everybody agrees that next May is hugely important, that this is the real first continent-wide face-off between populism and the party of Davos. This will be an enormously important moment for Europe.

    Having seen the shock right-wing victory with the Brexit referendum and Matteo Salvinis electoral success in Italy, which were achieved on relatively tight budgets, Bannon sees the opportunity to boost radically disparate nationalist parties by deploying a well-financed centralized operation intended to blow local opponents out of the water.

    Up until now insurgent populist groups across Europe have often suffered from similar problems: lack of expertise and finances. Le Pens party was kept afloat by Russian loans back in 2014, when French banks refused to extend lines of credit for the Front National. Le Pen was back in Moscow shaking Putins hand before last years French elections, which the NSA subsequently revealed had been hacked by the Russians.

    The Movement plans to research and write detailed policy proposals that can be used by like-minded parties; commission pan-European or targeted polling; and share expertise in election war room methodology such as message discipline, data-led voter targeting and field operations. Depending on electoral law in individual countries, the foundation may be able to take part in some campaigns directly while bolstering other populist groups indirectly.

    I didn't get the idea until Marine Le Pen invited me to speak at Lille at the Front National, recalled Bannon. I said, What do you want me say?

    The response came back: All you have to say is, We're not alone.

    Bannon was stunned to discover that the nationalist movements in Europe were not pooling skills and sharing ideas with populist parties in neighboring countrieslet alone on a global scale.

    Bannon said the Front National recognized that he was the guy that goes round and understands us as a collective.

    Up on stage he told the crowd: You fight for your country and they call you racist. But the days when those kind of insults work is over. The establishment media are the dogs of the system. Every day, we become stronger and they become weaker. Let them call you racists, xenophobes or whatever else, wear these like a medal.

    The former Trump campaign manager believes the fuse for the global populist revoltnow led from Washington, D.C. by his former bosswas lit 10 years ago during the financial crisis and President Barack Obamas bailout of the broken financial sector. With income inequality growing, Bannon first championed Sarah Palin and then Donald Trump as vanquishers of the establishment elite who were capable of turning traditional politics on its head.

    His next populist heroes can be found in Europe.

    He sees Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, as the perfect foil to help accelerate that dynamic in Europe.

    Noting Trumps controversial decision to call out Merkel over her gas pipeline deal with Russia last week, Bannon said: This is the lie of Angela Merkel. Shes a complete and total phony. The elites say Trump is disruptive but shes sold out control to Russia for cheaper energy prices.

    He describes Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, the French president who crushed Le Pen in a runoff election last year but has since flagged in the polls, as vulnerable figureheads of establishment Europe. With Britain voting to quit the E.U., Merkel and Macrons vision of a united continent will be put to the test at next years elections.

    Bannon is convinced that the coming years will see a drastic break from decades of European integration. Right-wing populist nationalism is what will happen. Thats what will govern, he told The Daily Beast. You're going to have individual nation states with their own identities, their own borders.

    The grassroots movements are already in place waiting for someone to maximize their potential. It will be instantaneousas soon as we flip the switch, he said.

    The sight of Brexit virtually upending the entire European Union with a campaign spending cap of 7 million ($9 million) was a great inspiration. When they told me the spending cap was 7 million, I go, You mean 70 million? What the fuck?! 7 million doesnt buy anything. It doesnt buy you Facebook data, it doesnt buy you ads, it doesnt do anything.

    Dude! You just took the fifth largest economy in the world out of the EU for 7 million!

    This week, British officials ruled that the Brexit campaign had not stuck to the legal limitoverspending by more than $600,000. There were also unofficial campaigns which spent additional millions arguing that Britain should leave the E.U.

    Nonetheless, Britains GDP is around $2.6 trillion and leaked government figures estimate that Brexit could wipe 10 percent off that figure, meaning the impact of the democratic decision vastly dwarfs the scale of the investment by the campaign.

    The first thing they teach you at Harvard Business School is operating leverage, said Bannon. With his expertise, contacts and financial backing, he is convinced that he can have an outsized impact all across Europe.

    Bannon went to Italy to observe the campaign earlier this year as populist parties surged in the polls despite their tiny operations. Look at Five Star and the Northern League, he said. They used their own credit cards. They took control of the seventh largest economy in the worldon their credit cards! It's insane.

    The two anti-establishment parties reached a coalition agreement that made Matteo Salvini deputy prime minister and put him in charge of the interior ministry two months ago. He has since shut Italys ports to NGO ships carrying rescued migrants and called for a census of the Roma community that may lead to mass deportations. Last year, he called for a radical crackdown on immigrants. We need a mass cleansing, street by street, piazza by piazza, neighborhood by neighborhood, he said.

    Bannon sees Salvini as a model for his future Movement partners to follow. Italy is the beating heart of modern politics, he said. If it works there it can work everywhere.

    He admitted that the scale of his right-wing coalition could be limited by the extreme positions of some of The Movements potential partners. Some people may opt out because they think some of the guys may be too immigrant focused, he conceded.

    We're not looking to include any ethno-nationalist parties in this although guys like the Sweden Democrats or the True Finns are perfect casting.

    Kent Ekeroth of the Sweden Democrats was one of those who met Bannon in Central London in the last week. The party, which had its roots in the Neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements of the 1980s, has shot up to almost 20 percent in recent polls after adopting a more conventionally populist, anti-immigration message.

    Jrme Rivire of Marine Le Pens Front National (Rassemblement National since June) also made the pilgrimage to Londons Mayfair, as did Mischal Modrikamen of the Peoples Party of Belgium, Nigel Farage of UKIP and Filip Dewinter of Vlaams Belang, a Flemish nationalist party formed in 2004 when its predecessor was found to be in breach of a Belgian law on racism and xenophobia.

    Bannon said Farage and Le Pen would take the lead in figuring out the logistics of creating a new European parliamentary grouping that could be home to all of these parties and more.

    Gosar, the Republican congressman, also stopped by Bannons London hotel. He was in Britain to attend a rally for the street protester and alt-right provocateur Tommy Robinson, who was recently jailed for contempt of court for breaching reporting restrictions on a trial. During his trip, Gosar accused the British government of jailing Robinson as part of a cover up of rape perpetrated by disgusting and depraved individuals from Muslim immigrant communities, which he described as a scourge.

    Bannons ambition is no less than to take a stranglehold on Europe in the same way that he believes Soros has been able to dominate proceedings in recent decades.

    Soros is brilliant, he said. He's evil but he's brilliant.

    Bannon wants to fulfil that role on the right and he is not ashamed to assert his objectives. I'm about winning. I'm about power, he said. I want to win and then I want to effectuate change.

    He is not afraid of being caricatured in the way that Soros has been vilified by the right. He compared it to the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Look at Chris Wylie [the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower]. He is saying Bannon made psychological weapons. He's literally made me the most brilliant evil genius. I'm a Bond villain. I kind of dig it.

    Kassam, who worked closely with Bannon at Breitbart and followed him out the door of the populist news site, said The Movement was shaping up as a force that would subsume national politics.

    Forget your Merkels, said Kassam. Soros and Bannon are going to be the two biggest players in European politics for years to come.

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    This service dog and veteran are raising awareness for PTSD in inspiring ways.

    Lon Hodge has a lot in common with his dog, Gander. They’re both from Colorado. They share the same birthday. But it’s how they differ that makes their relationship special.

    Hodge is a veteran living with injuries that he sustained in the line of duty and a severe case of PTSD. Gander is a service dog who was specifically trained to assist people with such disabilities. And while all service animals are equipped with unique qualifications, from the moment Hodge met Gander, he felt there was something truly uncommon about his abilities.

    “He’s just an extraordinary creature,” says Hodge. “He misses nothing.”

    Gander the dog. All photos via Lon Hodge. Used with permission.

    Gander seems to have a sixth sense about knowing exactly when and how someone needs his help. He’s done it with people who’ve been diagnosed with illnesses like diabetes and terminal cancer. He once came up to a Navy Seal who was dealing with panic attacks and offered support by leaning against him. The man broke down crying saying he’d recently lost his dog.

    It’s no surprise that his fans often remark, “Gander knows” when hearing about his encounters.

    This almost uncanny ability to read people is also ultimately how Gander came to save his owner’s life.

    Hodge and his service dog, Gander.

    Hodge served in the military medical corp from 1973 through 1981. He remained stateside, but sustained several injuries during his stint as an officer at a munitions plant. While not life-threatening, the experience contributed to inner emotional turmoil that began to seethe in the few years following his end of service.

    Suddenly, a culmination of stressful life moments like starting a new job as director of a rehab hospital, and the death of his mother, resulted in the wheels coming off the cart, so to speak. Everything just came crashing to halt.

    “I went from 60 to zero,” recalls Hodge. “I couldn’t leave the house for several months.”

    At the same time, as a result of his ever present anxiety, his resting heart rate speed up to 120 beats per minute. His doctors prescribed him a number of medications, but they just put him in a fog.

    He knew that he needed to find a better way to manage his symptoms. Then, as fate would have it, he happened to catch a TV special about the benefits of service dogs for veterans. So he reached out to Freedom Service Dogs, a Denver-based nonprofit that trains rescue dogs to work with veterans as well as other disabled people. Seven months later, he was matched with a soulful-eyed Labradoodle named Gander.

    Lon and Gander were recognized as the 2018 Eagle Rare Life category winner for Survival.

    From the moment they met, Hodge knew it was the beginning of a beautiful, life-changing friendship.

    However, even though they bonded almost instantly, their relationship wasn’t without growing pains.

    Not only was he now charged with taking care of someone besides himself, Gander forced Hodge to get out in the world and be with people — something he’d avoided doing for nearly a year.

    “Gander’s a really cute dog, so everyone wanted to interact with him,” recalls Hodge. “I was like, ‘Oh my god, what have I done to myself.”

    Suddenly he was fielding all these questions from people about Gander, and in turn, about himself. Since a service dog is meant to stay by you at all times, it’s really impossible to distance yourself from the reason why you have one. While this was initially quite difficult for Hodge, it forced him to regularly confront his social anxiety, and slowly but surely it began to dissipate.

    Gander comforting Hodge.

    His heart rate also dropped down to a normal 80 bpm, and the suicidal thoughts he’d been having shrank away.

    “If I’m really anxious, he’ll put his feet up on my chest, or he’ll lick my hand, or he’s taught to lean against me, and if someone comes to me too quickly, he’ll stand up and get between us,” explains Hodge.

    While they’re small actions, it’s Gander’s incredible intuitiveness about when to employ them that makes the difference.

    It was impossible for Hodge to ignore the effect Gander has on just about everyone he meets. He wanted to find ways to share that magic with more people who truly needed it.

    So Hodge created Facebook and Twitter accounts for Gander where he shares messages of awareness for PTSD, veteran suicide, and other invisible injuries. Unsurprisingly, the pages quickly gained massive followings.

    Around the same time, Hodge and Gander also started traveling around the country, speaking on behalf of veterans at various conferences.

    In 2014, Gander won the AKC Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence in the service dog category.

    Since then, the pair have continued to spread awareness and hope to veterans. Hodge regularly calls for Planned Acts of Community Kindness (PACKs) on Ganders’ Facebook page. These are just little things people can do to help out members who are struggling with something. For example, when Marine Corps Lance Corporal Dylan Bogue lost his dog, Hodge posted his request for help, and within a month, the two were reunited.

    This past year, they’ve also performed 365 Taps at cemeteries all over the country in honor of service men and women who died by suicide. At each ceremony, Hodge reads 22 names of veterans in order to call attention to the fact that 22 veterans take their lives everyday, and give loved ones a sense of closure.

    Helping people in turn helps Hodge continue to recover from his own PTSD. But he knows that he couldn’t have gotten here without his canine companion.

    That said, he wants people to know that a service dog is a major commitment. He’s not just a friend — he’s a mental and physical health support system.

    “This dog is medical equipment, this dog is your lifeline, this dog is everything,” says Hodge.

    If you think you might need one, do your research first to make sure you qualify. Hodge is also happy to answer questions about his experience with Gander.

    Even though you can’t see it, PTSD is a real illness, and requires treatment. Sometimes the best medicine just comes with four legs and fur.

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    Woman Live-Tweets Two Strangers Flirting On A Plane, But Doesn’t Expect It To Escalate So Quickly

    Love. It’s the feeling that makes our hearts flutter, go boom boom, and occasionally break. But even though there are trails and tribulations in our journeys to finding the one (if it happened to be your first love, then f*** you), these ups and downs make life worth living. As the Beatles famously sang, “all you need is love”, and the story you’re about to read a gives a whole new meaning to the cliché that if it’s meant to be, it will be.

    Meet Rosey Blair and her boyfriend. As this very sassy picture demonstrates, they’re one hell of a couple, and it turns out that Rosey is basically the human version of Cupid – y’know, the naked cherub who shoots potential lovebirds with his magical arrow. This fabulous pair were recently on a flight and not wanting to have a stranger separate them, they politely asked the woman if it would be okay if she could move seat.

    Rosey took to Twitter to explain what happened, opening the most romantic thread the micro-blogging website has ever seen by writing, “Last night on a flight home, my boyfriend and I asked a woman to switch seats with me so we could sit together. We made a joke that maybe her new seat partner would be the love of her life and well, now I present you with this thread.”

    Cue the opening trumpets from ‘Love Is All You Need’…

    “We weren’t sitting next to each other so we asked our seatmates if we could switch and now they are FLIRTING!!! Both look like sexy fitness buffs and they are chatting and smiling at each other and we haven’t even left the runway!!!! I hope they get to fall in love!” Rosey explained.

    Well, that’s one hell of an opening to this thread, I’m not going to lie. Sometimes the universe does reward people for good deeds.

    However, it turns out that these total strangers shared more than just a physical attraction to each other…

    “Guess what they have been talking nonstop since we took off. They’re both personal trainers. They have touched arms a few times. They are both vegetarians,” Rosey continued, explaining how the pair’s accidental meeting was perhaps more than just a coincidence.

    “No wedding rings in sight!!!!!!” an excited Rosey added – a surefire sign that this guy was most likely single.

    Almost everyone in their 20s has watched more than their fair share of TED Talks. Whenever I wake up feeling like poop, I watch one while getting ready so that I can start the day with an inspirational spring in my step, even if I only got a few hours sleep.

    It turns out that this woman is also a fan of them and Rosey added, “She is sending him a TED Talk when they land.”

    Rosey and her boyfriend were not the only people who noticed this pair’s blossoming romance, either.

    To hear about quite possibly the worst date in history, check out the video below: 

    “This baby keeps waving at them saying ‘hi’ and they are waving back at the baby. The baby senses the love,” Rosey wrote. “I can’t make this shit up. There is no TV on this flight but there is WiFi and romance!!!!!!”

    Babies and dogs can sense good in the world. Honestly, it might not be scientifically proven and I may have just made that up, but they just know.

    As Rosey was keeping her friends and family updated as this story developed, she promised them that she would see it through to its conclusion.

    “Don’t worry I am following this story to baggage claim. I will have answers for you!!!!” she wrote.

    Rosey made a point of remarking that the woman she’d unknowingly set up was attractive, writing, “She pretty.”

    And better still, she’d been given an equally attractive seatmate who Rosey described as “hunky”.

    Needless to say, the lack of onboard entertainment was not a problem for this couple, and Rosey’s partner was just as invested in the situation.

    “We excited,” she wrote alongside an adorable selfie.

    Realizing that she had a good thing going, the woman in front of Rosey decided that she’d go to the bathroom to make herself even more attractive.

    “She went into [the] bathroom with her ponytail up and came back with her hair down,” Rosey wrote. “Now she is asking for some fitness tips.”

    This woman’s seatmate clearly knew that they had a connection and the pair inched their way closer together.

    “So much closer,” remarked Rosey.

    It then transpired that the hunky man was hunky for a reason and Rosey wrote, “After I switched spot with her I literally said to my boyfriend ‘I hope she meets the love of her life’ and the hunky dude walks over and we FREAK OUT. He used to be a pro soccer player.”

    “DRINK CART!!!!!!” Rosey explained, hoping that the pair would take advantage of the onboard refreshments.

    And the potential couple did not disappoint, but not in the way that Rosey was expecting them to.

    “They mofuggin sharing this menu between each other,” Rosey cooed.

    Instead of opting for an alcoholic drink as the majority of would-be couples do on first dates, the pair chose something much healthier.

    “It’s so on,” Rosey wrote, drawing a heart around the strangers.

    “No one ordered drinks by they sharing a CHEESE (PROTEIN) BOARD!”

    Now that sounds promising. You do need to have some common ground with the love of your life, after all.

    The pair’s blossoming romance only went from strength to strength with the addition of cheese, and the hunk showed his seatmate his mom.

    “Him: ‘This is my mom’

    Her: ‘Omg your mom is SO HOT!” Rosey wrote, quoting them.

    After showing his potential new bae his mom (and maybe her future mom-in-law), she decided to open up about her family too.

    “Now she is showing him family photos,” Rosey said, updating her no doubt captivated followers.

    “Compelling stuff,” Rosey added, alongside a picture of her and her boyfriend which could have easily been taken in a movie theatre and not a plane.

    “FYI everyone. I lost my free hour of WiFi so I paid for WiFi just to keep you posted lmao,” Rosey continued.

    “I am also going to use whatever physical abilities I have to beat them coming off the plane so I can show them coming off together.”

    When you meet an attractive stranger, what is the first thing you do once the conversation is flowing? Get their number, of course.

    “She took his phone y’all. What what what [sic] this confident QUEEN,” Rosey wrote.

    Rosey then updated her followers on a very important detail that she’d neglected to mention until this point.

    “Important detail. This plane has no A/C,” Rosey revealed. “The flight attendants keep handing out water. Why would you sit closer to your seat partner unless you wanna SMOOCH?!”

    As the plane journey developed, Rosey’s WiFi bill kept on growing.

    “I just bought another half hour of WiFi,” she wrote, unable to stop recording this real-life love story.

    She also made a point of adding that she was watching it content in the knowledge that she’d already found the love of her life.

    “Meanwhile the love my life is organizing my purse,” Rosey lovingly captioned a picture of her boyfriend.

    She noticed that the would-be couple were getting even more up close and personal and simply wrote, “YAS!!!!”

    But this love story had the potential to come to a brutal end for those watching Rosey’s feed.

    “Pray for my battery! We will be landing soon!!!! I need to see this end well,” Rosey wrote.

    Then the story took an unexpectedly sexy turn…

    “Breaking. They just left for the bathroom at the SAME TIME,” she wrote.

    Now, maybe it’s just me, but I can’t help but think that they might have just decided to become members of the Mile High Club.

    “Back from the bathroom together. Now both cleaning up trash and helping each other clean their space,” Rosey wrote.

    I wonder if this mutual desire to clean up was also the case after their possible tryst in the bathroom!

    What’s more is that the woman became even friendlier with the man. By this point, Rosey could barely contain her excitement.

    “She just put her head on his shoulder for like a second!!!!!!”

    Thankfully, Rosey’s followers weren’t about to abruptly have their real-time love story end, either.

    “Bahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!! We in this till the end b*tches!!!!” a delighted Rosey wrote alongside a picture of a phone charger.

    Everyone knows that while sexual attraction is an important part of a relationship, as are common interests, it will never work out if the people in it do not have similar goals for the future (see Nikki Bella and John Cena’s relationship).

    “They just started talking about what they want out of life,” Rosey wrote. “Marriage, kids etc. [He] says he’s been too dedicated to his fitness to pursue relationships. That’s all I got now they are talking so QUIET!!!!!”

    Rosey then added that the most romantic incident she had ever witnessed was quickly coming to an end and she wanted to follow it for as long as possible, writing, “We are descending in 25 minutes y’all ima follow this.”

    “They just followed each other on IG,” she added.

    When the plane finally landed, Rosey then took a sly picture of the pair.

    “This them,” she wrote.

    Who knows? If they end up getting married, they might treasure this picture as a memento of their first accidental date.

    Rosey was delighted when she followed the would-be couple off the plan and saw them heading to baggage collection together. “OMFG!!!!!” she wrote.

    It then transpired that the hunky dude was not just anyone, but former soccer pro, Euan Holden.

    Rosey was certainly impressed by this shirtless picture of him and captioned it, “This is the dude from the plane!!!!! Yaaaaaaas girl!!!!!”

    After posting the incredible thread to Twitter, it quickly went viral and it didn’t take long for it to get back to Euan himself.

    “Hilarious. Knew you were taking pictures,” Euan wrote.

    The thread has thus far racked up 545K likes and 220K retweets and the good people of Twitter certainly had some questions for Euan.

    The Cooligans asked the question on everyone’s mind, writing, “BUT WHAT HAPPENED IN THE BATHROOM EUAN?!?”

    Euan, however, refused to divulge any of the juicy details and simply replied, “A gentleman would never say.”

    Others simply echoed my sentiments about Rosey being Cupid and requested that she sets them up on a plane.

    “Can you please be in the same plane as me, too? I need help finding the love of my life. You’re good at matching 🙂 Okaythanksbyeee (sic)”

    It’s often said that if a romance is meant it to be, it will be. Just think about all the chance events that can bring potential lovebirds together. I mean, what were the odds that two people with such similar interests would sit together on a plane AFTER one of them was told by a stranger that she hoped she’d meet her true love?! One thing’s for sure – I hope that they invite Rosey and her boyfriend to their wedding!

    Read more: http://www.viralthread.com

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    Donald Trump Jr. And Robert Mueller’s Close Airport Encounter Is Now A Meme

    Donald Trump Jr. was captured on camera waiting for a flight near the same airport gate as special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday, and tweeters had a field day.

    POLITICO shared the above snap of President Donald Trump’s eldest son standing and talking on a cell phone at Gate 35X of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, just yards away from the man who is probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign collusion.

    Trump Jr. confirmed to the Daily Mail it was himself in the photograph but said he “didn’t notice” Mueller nearby. Mueller’s office, meanwhile, confirmed to ABC News he was in the shot but was “not aware” of Trump Jr. and had “no interaction with him.”

    Unsurprisingly, it didn’t stop tweeters ― including the team from”The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” ― from bringing the gags:

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