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Tim Cook Is Proud To Be Gay But Russian Politician Vitaly Milonov Is Even Prouder To Be Homophobic

Vitaly Milonov Bans Tim Cook

Vitaly Milonov, a conservative lawmaker from the ruling party in Russia, has declared that Apple CEO Tim Cook should be given a lifetime ban from entering Russia because he could have AIDS… or Ebola.

Last week Tim Cook revealed publicly for the first time that he was gay in an essay for Businessweek.

“While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” Cook said.

“Of course, I’ve had the good fortune to work at a company that loves creativity and innovation and knows it can only flourish when you embrace people’s differences.”

But not everyone is so open to embracing differences. Vitaly Milonov, a city legislator from St Petersburg who has gained a reputation in Russia for his homophobic stance and instigation of various anti-gay laws, claims that the Apple CEO would bring “Ebola, AIDS and Gonorrhea” if he was allowed into the country.

“What could he bring us? The Ebola virus, AIDS, gonorrhea? They all have unseemly ties over there,” Milonov said. “Ban him for life.”

Milonov also accused Cook of trickery, saying, “He’s like an artist, who at first popularized himself and then revealed himself to be gay.”

Despite his fear of contracting Ebola from the gays, the Russian politician admitted that he himself was still using the iPhone 6 and had no plans to stop doing so.

“The phone should not be blamed. It was created by Steve Jobs, who was a normal guy. After Jobs’s death another manager took over. They come and go, maybe he will get AIDS tomorrow,” Milonov stated.

Steve Jobs was a normal guy? Well, there goes any credibility Milonov might have had left.

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Trey Radel Shows Rob Ford How To Deal With A Cocaine Scandal… And Other News

 Trey Radel Cocaine Scandal

Take note Rob Ford – this is how you deal with a cocaine scandal.

On Wednesday, Florida Rep. Trey Radel announced at a press conference that he would be taking a leave of absence from his congressional seat in Washington amid the news that he was busted for cocaine possession. Radel, who was sentenced to one year of supervised probation, admitted he was an addict and also announced he plans to enter an inpatient treatment center and donate his salary to charity. “I’m owning up to my actions. I’m taking responsibility. I’m taking it very publicly,” Radel told a group of reporters at a news conference Wednesday night. He should also give a shout out to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford for giving him a foolproof “what not to do” cocaine scandal guide. ABC News

Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit DeadlineFilibuster no more! In a tight 52-48 vote, the Senate decided to change the filibuster rules in order to limit Republicans’ power to filibuster the president’s executive-branch appointments and judicial nominations. Senate Democrats say the need for the change is “obvious” but Republicans say it’s just a “power grab” by the Democrats. Obama was pretty psyched though. “A deliberate and determined effort to obstruct everything is not normal,” he said of the persistent gridlock in Congress. “This isn’t obstruction on substance or qualifications, it’s just to gum up the works.” Washington Post

kayla-mendozaProving that social media is the best thing to happen to prosecutors since lie detectors, a drunk driver tweeted “2 drunk 2 care” before causing a horrific car crash that killed two women.  20-year-old Kayla Mendoza of Florida (obvs) crashed into another car while going the wrong way on the Sawgrass Expressway at 2am on Saturday. Mendoza, who calls herself “pothead princess” on Twitter, tweeted about her drunken state hours before the crash. She is now in serious condition at Broward Health North, where she is probably sober enough by now to care. Miami New Times

apple-vs-samsungDon’t mess with Apple! A federal jury determined on Thursday that Samsing must pay Apple $290 million for infringing on a number of Apple patents involving technology used in iPhones and iPads. Apple was asking for $380 million and Samsung was offering $52 million – so my mathematical skills tell me that Apple won. But Apple says its not about the money – its about sticking it to the companies trying to rip off their technology.  “For Apple, this case has always been about more than patents and money,” Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said in a statement. “It has been about innovation and the hard work that goes into inventing products that people love.” USA Today

Shooting Suspect ParisThe three-day manhunt for the Paris shooting suspect is over. Police have identified the man responsible responsible for firing a gun at a Paris TV station, newspaper office, and bank headquarters, which left a photographer’s assistant in a critical condition. French authorities took the suspect, Abdelhakim Dekhar, into custody where he will face charges of attempted murder and kidnapping. Dekhar was previously imprisoned in 1998 for four years for taking part in another series of Paris shootings that left four people dead. I don’t want to say France has a lax judicial system, but they probably shouldn’t have let him out… Maybe this time he’ll get more than 4 years? Al Jazeera

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Apple Maps Still Have a Few Kinks to Work Out

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And so does Fairbanks International Airport. In the last couple of weeks two people have driven along the taxiway and across one of its runways because their Apple Maps app told them to.

The Alaskan aiport has closed one of its main access routes for aircrafts after the flaw in the Apple Maps app was discovered. The app directed motorists to drive along the taxiway, which is only used by aviation pilots, in order to reach the airport ramp side of the passenger terminal.

Apple Maps

“These folks drove past several signs,” Melissa Osborn, chief of operations at the Fairbanks airport, told the Alaska Dispatch. “They even drove past a gate. None of that cued them that they did something inappropriate.”

While only two Alaskans were stupid enough (Sarah Palin..?) to cross the runway, which is used by 737 jets, it was enough for the airport to put up extra barricades and send a strongly worded letter to Apple.

“We asked them to disable the map for Fairbanks until they could correct it, thinking it would be better to have nothing show up than to take the chance that one more person would do this,” Osborn said.

Apple is rushing to fix the issue before their Maps app gets any more bad press. In contrast, the Google Maps app provided a different, longer route, which takes drivers to the airport’s parking lot.

So you can take the longer route and end up in a parking lot or you can take the shorter route and risk getting hit by a 737. Or you can stop relying on your phone app and look out the window – if there’s a gate and a “do not enter” sign, you should probably turn around.

Via: International Business Times

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