1. Former President George H.W. will turn 89 tomorrow. And to honor the president, fans are encouraged to sport "exuberant socks...and post photos of your socks online."
2. You're in luck, this is the all-time best freakout brought to you by InfoWars' Alex Jones. Check it out after the jump.
3. Humans 100,000 years from now won't look exactly like Spock. But they will look like this:
(Photo: Nikolay Lamm)
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Former CIA contractor Edward Snowden leaked classified information to the public--and if he's apprehended, as All In with Chris Hayes guest Senator Bernie Sanders said on Monday night, "He will pay the consequences, whatever that may be."
No one seems to be debating Snowden's fate. But why not? Is no one entitled to protection, under the law, for blowing a whistle on what they perceive to be wrongful or unjust conduct by the government? read more
The world's largest private employer conducts its shareholder meetings in a college sports arena with more than enough seating for the 14,000 employees estimated to attend. The proceedings began with a rousing rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," sung by an employee of Sam's Club while a colossal computer-generated flag waves behind her. The chairman of the board welcomed the crowd, followed by a big dance number meant to showcase the global tapestry that is Wal-Mart's workforce. And that was just the warm-up act.
Enter a smiling Hugh Jackman. read more
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is defending his city's decision to close 23 schools and lay off thousands of workers in the face of a $304 million deficit—all while Pennsylvania is investing in a $400 million state prison in suburban Philly.
Nutter told Chris Hayes Monday night that Pennsylvania's School Reform Commission, which voted in March to close 23 schools, took the "right steps in honest budgeting" after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and the state's Republican-controlled House cut $961 million from its pre-K-12 education budget last year—a 12% cut in education across the state. read more
1. Renowned children's book author Maurice Sendak would have turned 85 years old today. Google created a "Google Doodle" to honor him. It's so great.
2. Last week Mother Jones came out with a chart expressing the gender gap in Silicon Valley. There, women make 49 cents on the dollar, way less than the national average. So, really we shouldn't be surprised by the photo that Dan Ackerman snapped of the men's bathroom line at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC). But somehow, the starkness of the image is just so arresting.
WWDC explained in one photo. twitter.com/danackerman/st… read more
The theme of Walmart's annual shareholder meeting last week seemed to be worker-manager harmony: all is at peace in the Walmart kingdom.
While spokespeople, special guests and official materials did not explicitly address the labor unrest currently rippling through the company's supply chain, labor activists and striking workers said the company's focus on employee satisfaction was an indirect response to the recent strikes and protests. read more
1. On Wednesday we found out the government acquired the phone records of Verizon customers. Yikes, but also, tip of the iceberg. Thursday it was revealed that Verizon was in good company: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple. And in Twitter fashion, the Tweeps made funnies. Meta.
Instant parody accounts are my favorite excuse for a police state.
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) June 7, 2013
While the nation's intelligence agencies experience a moment of uncomfortable transparency, the role private industry played in the brewing U.S. surveillance programs remains opaque. It's still unclear what companies like Google and Microsoft knew about the National Security Agency (NSA) and FBI's program that tapped into their servers to troll through emails, video, and other items, much less what data they turned over to the NSA. read more
1. If you're from Minnesota you drink "pop" and if you're a New Yorker you throw back "soda." If you're from the Northeast you wear "sneakers" and if you're from everywhere else you rock "tennis shoes." Buzzfeed has these great heat maps showing who says what where. read more