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Israel: Netanyahu signals delay in Palestine land theft plan

Source: ABC News

“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that discussions with the U.S. on his plan to annex occupied West Bank territory would continue ‘in the coming days,’ indicating he would miss a July 1 target date for beginning the controversial process. Netanyahu made the comments shortly after wrapping up talks with White House envoy Avi Berkowitz and the U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. The sides have been holding talks for several months on finalizing a map spelling out which areas of the West Bank will be annexed by Israel. … Israel captured the West Bank from Jordan in the 1967 Mideast war. The international community considers the territory to be occupied, and for Israel’s more than 120 [squats]to be illegal.” (06/30/20)

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Pollyanna Was Not a Pollyanna

Source: Reason
by Lenore Skenazy

“Pollyanna movies have been made around the globe, despite the fact that her name long ago became shorthand for gratingly grateful. What I would call the ‘At least Anne Frank got a book deal!’ outlook Pollyanna calls the ‘Glad Game,’ a technique she was taught by her missionary dad when she was desperately hoping for a doll and received instead a pair of crutches. But at least she didn’t need the crutches, so — hooray! I recently decided it was time to finally watch (and possibly learn from) Pollyanna. Steeling myself for a sap overload, I was shocked to discover the character was not a cloying goody-goody but actually sly, smart — and manipulative.” (for publication 07/20)

https://reason.com/2020/06/29/pollyanna-was-not-a-pollyanna/

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The “doublethink” community

Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“Rational, sane, and observant people have always noted that many people are somehow able to believe in two conflicting ideas or ‘facts’ at the same time. Politically, we see examples of this all the time. For example, people that are deathly afraid of guns (hoplophobes) but still immediately call police (with guns) when they need help. Or people that are fearful of government power, yet constantly demand either ‘the government must do something about this,’ or ‘there oughta be a law!’ People can believe in the God of the Bible and still believe in macro-evolution. MOST people are able to figure out, hopefully sooner or later, that they cannot hold two contradictory beliefs at the same time — and pick one.” (06/29/20)

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Yet Another Week of Trump Failing to Be an Actual Authoritarian

Source: The Atlantic
by Quinta Jurecic & Benjamin Wittes

“The president could tweet ‘LAW AND ORDER!’ all he wanted, but the protests looked neither lawless nor disorderly — and whatever disorder there was seemed to come from the police themselves. … Trump’s actions were more and more openly unconnected to what was actually happening in response to his flailing orders. He wanted to put 10,000 active-duty troops on the streets of D.C. It didn’t happen. He wanted to invoke the Insurrection Act. It didn’t happen either. In fact, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, issued a memo to all forces reminding them, ‘We in uniform … remain committed to our national values and principles embedded in the Constitution’ …. Trump wanted to bring down the hammer, but he couldn’t get his people to actually do it.... Show more...
 
#politics
Justice only looks like chaos to the unjust
 

Psst – Wanna Buy A Control Panel From A Nuclear Power Station?





#parts #auction #controlpanel #nuclearpower #surplus #hackaday
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Psst – Wanna Buy A Control Panel From A Nuclear Power Station?
 
FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, 05/27/20

Source: FiveThirtyEight

“This installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast keys in on the presumptive presidential nominees’ relationships with important parts of their coalitions.” [various formats] (05/27/20)

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/politics-podcast-questions-about-the-parties-bases/
 

ATMega328 SSB SDR For Ham Radio


#radiohacks #atmega328 #hamradio #hf #homebrew #qrp #qrplabs #sdr #ssb #hackaday
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ATMega328 SSB SDR For Ham Radio
 
Reason Roundtable, 03/09/20

Source: Reason

“As cases exponentially spread, financial markets swoon, and various institutions shut down (despite the president’s insistence today that ‘Nothing is shut down’), Reason Roundtable podcasters Peter Suderman, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Matt Welch give a progress report on their own levels of PANIC and DOOM from inside the infectious zones known as New York City and the District of Columbia. Regular listeners will not be surprised to learn that there are vigorous levels of disagreement.” [various formats] (03/09/20)

https://reason.com/podcast/coronavirus-shock-just-another-panic-monday/
 
Bringing Understand Across Party Lines: Guns and Abortion

Source: Coyote Blog
by Warren Meyer

“Theresa Bonopartis writes at the Federalist, ‘If Abortion Providers Cared About Women, They Wouldn’t Fight Abortion Safety At The Supreme Court.’ The article is about what one would expect, an abortion opponent wondering why women who support abortion would oppose reasonable health and safety regulations to protect women from dangerous medical practices while receiving an abortion. This should be super easy to explain to Conservatives (and vice versa) because there is an exactly parallel question that folks on the Left ask of Conservatives. My New England liberal mother-in-law often asks ‘why do gun advocates oppose very reasonable and incremental measures to make gun ownership safer?'” (03/03/20)

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The New Right-Wing Program of Cultural Nationalism Is Un-American and Illiberal

Source: Reason
by Shikha Dalmia

“None of this is to suggest that pre-Trump America had completely risen above the us-versus-them impulse. But Trump’s campaign to depict Mexicans as ‘rapists and criminals’ and Mexico as a fundamental threat to American sovereignty is perhaps the first attempt in living memory to mount a major presidential campaign around it. It is terribly unfortunate that instead of rejecting this idea of nationalism, conservatives are straining to put a respectable intellectual foundation beneath it. It is as if they are buying the notion of the conservative German jurist and philosopher Carl Schmitt that the very core of political life requires opposition to ‘the Other’ because polities, even liberal ones, can’t maintain their cohesion on the strength of their own principles.” (03/03/20)

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Adora-BLE Synth Wails Without Wires


#musicalhacks #wirelesshacks #adafruitfeather #bluetooth #bluetoothle #circuitplaygroundbluetooth #colorpackets #monophonic #synth #hackaday
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Adora-BLE Synth Wails Without Wires
 

This Week in Security: Chrome Speech bug, UDP Fragmentation, and the Big Citrix Vulnerability


#hackadaycolumns #securityhacks #internetexplorer #ransomware #thisweekinsecurity #useafterfree #hackaday
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This Week in Security: Chrome Speech bug, UDP Fragmentation, and the Big Citrix Vulnerability
 
Memphis Meats raised $161 million from SoftBank Group, Norwest and Temasek - https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/22/memphis-meats-raised-161-million-from-softbank-group-norwest-and-temasek/ "developer of technologies to manufacture meat, seafood and poultry from animal cells"
Memphis Meats raised $161 million from SoftBank Group, Norwest and Temasek
 

Take Security Up a Notch By Adding LEDs


#securityhacks #airgap #attack #blackhat #led #lights #network #robertfisk #security #usb #write #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
Take Security Up a Notch By Adding LEDs
 
CA: Homeowner warns, shoots advancing intruder in motorhome, police say

Source: Modesto Bee

“A man who broke into a motorhome parked outside a Modesto residence was shot when the owner, responding to an alarm, found him in it Thursday morning, police report. … The homeowner had heard his motorhome alarm sounding and went outside to check, Police Department spokeswoman Sharon Bear said. He confronted 25-year-old Samuel White Jr., who was inside, Bear said. With his wife already on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, the resident tried to detain White. He let the intruder know police were on their way, but White advanced in what the homeowner saw as a threatening way, Bear said. He fired once, hitting White in one of his legs. … The suspect, who apparently was alone and arrived on foot, was taken to a hospital for treatment, Bear said, adding that he was cooperating with officers. White faces charges of burglary and violation of probation and is wanted in... Show more...
 
But Mr. Trump, Is Israel Lovable?

Source: Free Association
by Sheldon Richman

“Speaking before Sheldon Adelson’s Israeli-American Council the other day, Trump took a shot at Jewish Americans who he says don’t ‘love Israel enough.’ … Trump now entitles us to ask: what’s so lovable about Israel anyway?” (12/13/19)

http://sheldonfreeassociation.blogspot.com/2019/12/speaking-before-sheldon-adelsons.html
 
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Utah destroys thousands of gallons of beer #82…
Utah destroys thousands of gallons of beer
 
Surprising findings about your life expectancy and US health care

Source: Fox News Forum
by Sally Pipes

“Do Americans live in a health care hellscape? A report out this week would seem to indicate as much — but that first impression is deceiving. ‘U.S. life expectancy has not kept pace with that of other wealthy countries and is now decreasing,’ concluded the report, published by the medical journal JAMA. Or, as The Washington Post put it: ‘There’s something terribly wrong: Americans are dying young at alarming rates.’ ‘Medicare-for-all’ partisans have pounced on the research to declare the U.S. health care system an expensive failure, one in which we spend more than double what other developed nations devote to health care but die younger. But statistics like these conceal as much as they reveal. A more thorough analysis shows that the American health care system outperforms its counterparts in other countries, par... Show more...
 
NYPD arrests 27 people over Black Friday climate change protest

https://nypost.com/2019/11/29/nypd-arrests-27-people-over-black-friday-climate-change-protest/ #climatecrisis #climatechange #NewYork #protest
 
UK: Uber Loses London License Again

Source: PC Magazine

“The ridesharing service Uber could be banned after Transport for London (TfL), the regulator responsible for the capital’s transportation system, deemed it not ‘fit and proper’ to hold a license to operate in the city. In a press release, TfL said it has ‘identified a pattern of failures by [Uber]including several breaches that placed passengers and their safety at risk.’ These include Uber’s systems allowing drivers to upload their own photos to other Uber drivers’ accounts, meaning they could pick up other passengers ‘as though they were the booked driver,’ which reportedly happened on at least 14,000 trips. … Uber now has 21 days to appeal TfL’s decision, which the company has said it will do.” (11/25/19)

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UK: Corbyn defends "neutral" Brexit stance

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Jeremy Corbyn has defended his decision to adopt a neutral stance in a future Brexit referendum as ‘a sign of strength’ and ‘maturity.’ The Labour leader told a BBC Question Time leaders’ special on Friday that he would not campaign for Leave or Remain if his party wins power. Prime Minister Boris Johnson questioned how Mr Corbyn could be ‘indifferent’ on such a vital issue. And Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson accused him of an ‘abdication of leadership.’ But Mr Corbyn said acting as an ‘honest broker’ was a ‘sensible way forward.’ If he becomes prime minister, Mr Corbyn has promised to negotiate a new Brexit deal with the EU and put this to a public vote alongside the option of Remain. However, in Friday’s programme he confirmed he would maintain a neutral stance in this referendum before carrying out the result... Show more...
 

Print From the ESP8266, Courtesy of Google


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#internethacks #microcontrollers #peripheralshacks #cloudprint #esp8266 #google #printer #remoteaccess #hackaday
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Print From the ESP8266, Courtesy of Google
 

Jubilee: A Toolchanging Homage to 3D Printer Hackers Everywhere


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#3dprinterhacks #cnchacks #curated #engineering #featured #3dprinter #fabricatability #fabrication #jubilee #multimaterial #toolchanger #toolchanging #hackaday
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Jubilee: A Toolchanging Homage to 3D Printer Hackers Everywhere
 
Ron Paul Liberty Report, 11/12/19

Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“Does it seem like we’ve seen this movie before? Populist Latin American leader on the outs with Washington finds himself facing a coup? This time it’s Bolivia’s Evo Morales, who resigned the presidency on Sunday and was granted asylum by Mexico. Is Washington involved? And why bother with relatively unimportant Bolivia?” [Flash video] (11/12/19)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/bolivia-coup-is-washington-pulling-the-strings
 

Azobenzene Stores Solar Energy


#news #science #chemistry #fuel #solar #hackaday
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Azobenzene Stores Solar Energy
 
Cyberlaw Podcast, episode 285

Source: The Volokh Conspiracy

“We open this episode with David Kris’s thoughts on the two-years-late CFIUS investigation of TikTok, of its Chinese owner, ByteDance, and of ByteDance’s US acquisition of the lip-syncing company Musical.ly.” [various formats] (11/04/19)

https://reason.com/2019/11/04/bytedance-bitten-by-cfius/
 
Attendant Loss of Life

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Is there an easy way to avoid the insanity of what author and decorated Marine vet Elliot Ackerman calls America’s ‘two-decade military quagmire?’ Yesterday, I took issue with Ackerman’s idea of a ‘reverse-engineered draft,’ whereby each year about 65,000 young men and women — but only those with parents in the highest federal tax bracket — would be forced into the military for two years of ‘service.’ ‘A draft places militarism on a leash,’ he argues. But in reality, select young people lose their freedom and politicians don’t relinquish any powers.” (11/01/19)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2019/11/01/warlottery/

Originally posted at: http://rationalreview.com/archives/354525
 
Zeitgemäß

Es gibt wenige Worte in der reichen deutschen Sprache, die ich wirklich verabscheue. Einige menschenverachtende Ausdrücke gehören dazu, suchen Sie sich einfach einen aus, und dann das Adjektiv „zeitgemäß“. Ich lese und höre es immer wieder – und mit steigendem Ekel.

„Zeitgemäß“ heißt: So, wie eine Mehrheit (oder auch nur eine Menge, die lauter schreit als andere) es haben will. Als zeitgemäß gelten Auffassungen immer dann, wenn sie anderen Auffassungen widersprechen, die einige Zeit vorher noch allgemein anerkannt wurden.

Ein „zeitgemäßer“ Umgang mit Sexualität wird von verschiedenen Parteien gefordert, das heißt, es soll endlich akzeptiert werden, daß jeder mit jedem immer und überall darf. „Zeitgemäß“ soll dann auch der Umgang mit möglichen Folgen von Sex sein – wegmachen, was nicht passt. „Zeitgemäßer“ Umgang mit Behinderten ist deren vorgeburtliche Abschaf... Show more...
 
 
Issues with how we teach

https://pythontips.com/2019/02/05/issues-with-how-we-teach/ "What we are taught are the tools but not the theory behind the tools"
 

How to Keep Your Job as Your Company Grows


I know a change is going to come If you’re an early employee at a startup, one day you will wake up to find that what you worked on 24/7 for the last year is no longer the most important thing R…
Article word count: 2120

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18441804
Posted by Raj7k (karma: 302)
Post stats: Points: 171 - Comments: 49 - 2018-11-13T15:46:39Z

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Edward Snowden says a report critical to an NSA lawsuit is authentic


An unexpected declaration by whistleblower Edward Snowden filed in court this week adds a new twist in a long-running lawsuit against the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. The case,…
Article word count: 537

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18378177
Posted by nabla9 (karma: 9940)
Post stats: Points: 127 - Comments: 30 - 2018-11-04T21:33:52Z

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Projected cost £27m. Actual cost £80m. That’s the sort of mismatch that used to cause squeals of public outcry about the use of public funded projects, with acres of print media about it … with the V&A it’s just a shrug. Hasn’t Dundee already had a decade or more of arts-fuelled ‘restoration’. It doesn’t seem […]
V and A #82…
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Le président de la République appelle l’UA à être “plus efficace” pour assurer l’indépendance du Sahara occidental — Sahara Press Service
 
Scott Adams Says, 06/18/18

Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott tells you how to fix the border ‘cages’ situation using psychology. With coffee.” [editor’s note: One of Adams’s dumber days — ICE and friends are “good people trying to make the world a better place” rather than the thugs they actually are, nobody offering a solution that doesn’t make things “worse,” by which he means “more free,” etc. – TLK] [Flash video] (06/18/18)

https://www.pscp.tv/ScottAdamsSays/1RDGlWVkBlEKL

Originally posted at: http://rationalreview.com/archives/300151
 
Judge to EPA: you are legally required to turn over Pruitt's documentary evidence for #climate denial https://boingboing.net/2018/06/05/epistemological-smokescreen.html #epa #climatechange #trump #science
Judge to EPA: you are legally required to turn over Pruitt's documentary evidence for climate denial
 
Bitcoin tumbles most in two weeks amid South Korea exchange hack

Source: Yahoo! News

“Bitcoin extended losses for a third day, tumbling as much as 6 percent Sunday as South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail said there was a ‘cyber intrusion’ in its system. The largest cryptocurrency declined 5.1 percent to $7,242 as of 5:28pm Hong Kong time, the biggest drop since May 23, according to data compiled by Bloomberg from Bitstamp pricing. That widens Bitcoin’s losses for the year to 48 percent. Peer cryptocurrencies Ethereum and Ripple fell at least 6.2 percent.” (06/10/18)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bitcoin-tumbles-most-2-weeks-135950398.html

\#cryptocurrency #ethereum #ripple #bitcoin
Originally posted at: http://rationalreview.com/archives/299297
 
NYC regime bans activated charcoal in food

Source: Observer

“The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced that activated charcoal—which is popularly known to turn food into ‘black foods’ — is no longer permitted in food and drinks in the city as a result of a rule instituted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Activated charcoal, also known as activated carbon, is a black powder that is made from bone char, coconut shells, sawdust and coal, with the charcoal becoming activated once it is processed at high temperatures. The ingredient makes food black and has been used in coconut ash ice cram, pizza crusts and cocktails.” (06/07/18)

http://observer.com/2018/06/new-york-city-activated-charcoal-black-food-ban/

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Reject the ritual human sacrifice that is war

Source: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
by Surit Dasgupta

“We think that we in our modern sophistication have outgrown the pagan rituals of human sacrifice. The truth couldn’t be any further. We have not outgrown anything. The anti-war movements of the George Bush era have over time proven to be dubious at best. People like to protest war only when their opponents are in power, which is quite clearly not good enough. Like any sophisticated society, we have glossed over our tendency to sacrifice other human beings with sensory-pleasing concepts such as secular humanism.” (06/02/18)

https://fee.org/articles/reject-the-ritual-human-sacrifice-that-is-war/

Originally posted at: http://rationalreview.com/archives/298489
 
Donald Trump: The accidental isolationist

Source: exile in happy valley
by comrade hermit

“In spite of what Trump and his ‘Nobel!’ chanting cheerleaders would have you believe about Korea, Kim did not succumb to Trump’s childish schoolyard threats of nuclear holocaust and finally cave to peace after half a century of only slightly milder American belligerence. The motherfucker kept building ICBMs until he had one capable of deterring an American intervention and then used the leverage to play Gorbachev. I do believe however that Trump’s violent temper tantrums did have an effect on one Korean statesman. South Korean president Moon Jae-In seemed ready and willing to mediate his country’s diplomacy through the traditional American network of do-nothing bullshit until Trump began openly contemplating a second Korean War on social media like Gossip Girl with a red button. It was only after it had become painfully clear that the Donald was more conc... Show more...
 
How Trump and the SCOTUS screw workers

Source: Our Future
by Richard Eskow

“Many have observed, correctly, that the Supreme Court’s recent 5 to 4 decision upholding forced arbitration for employees is a ‘devastating blow’ to the rights of working people. This decision by the court’s conservative majority will affect an estimated 60 million workers, who will now be unable to band together to fight the legal and financial power of their employers when they have been mistreated in the workplace. Americans have traditionally viewed the Supreme Court as an unbiased, apolitical institution. But today, more than ever, this is an illusion. The court’s conservatives are now an openly partisan cadre. They’re political operatives, not jurists. They’re part of a vast and well-funded Republican machine that seeks to screw American workers so it can further enrich its wealthy patrons. Were it not for some underhanded Republican machinations, they... Show more...
 
The Korea summit: Skeptics gloated too soon

Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“The Singapore Summit is far from canceled. The participants may even keep to the previously announced June 12 schedule. Our preening ‘experts’ and yapping Trump-haters gloated too soon — displaying not only their inveterate wrongness, but also revealing their cruel arrogance in disdaining the determination of the Korean people to get out from under the shadow of nuclear annihilation. These people are brazen sociopaths. And yet even if the summit doesn’t happen — or if it happens but doesn’t live up to its billing as the world-shaking event the President and all those who want peace are hoping for — the significance of what has so far transpired cannot be overemphasized.” (05/27/18)

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The heat death of the economic universe

Source: Cobden Centre
by Keith Weiner

“Physicists say that the universe is expanding. However, they hotly debate (pun intended) if the rate of expansion is sufficient to overcome gravity — called escape velocity. It may seem like an arcane topic, but the consequences are dire. If the rate of expansion is too low, then it will get slower and slower until expansion stops entirely, then begin collapsing again in a Big Crunch. That’s bad enough. But the other possible fate of the universe is even worse. If the expansion is fast enough, then the universe will keep expanding forever. Things will get colder and colder, which is the heat death. Our monetary system is based on an irredeemable currency which is backed by debt. Debt at all levels has been growing for decades. This leads to the existential question of the economics universe. Will credit continue to grow, and with it the economy? Or will some law of e... Show more...
 
Republicans celebrate opening of US embassy in Jerusalem

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“The opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem attracted more than a dozen Republican members of Congress, two billionaire GOP fundraisers and the president’s eldest daughter, putting on a display of political muscle and Republican unity rare for the Trump era. Even as it sparked deadly protests in the Mideast, President Donald Trump’s decision to relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem united a cross-section of the GOP. It injected new energy into the evangelical movement, which has long wanted the embassy moved because of the deep religious significance of the area. And it pleased big donors and allowed Trump to claim another campaign promise kept.” (05/14/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Trump-s-aides-celebrate-J... Show more...
 
In latest Hollywood virtue signaling orgy, Academy removes Polanski, Cosby

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expelled Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski from its membership, the organization said Thursday. The Academy’s board of governors, following its new procedure for enforcing a Standards of Conduct that it adopted in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, voted to expel the comedian and the director at its most recent meeting on May 1. … A five-time Oscar nominee, Polanski will keep the Oscar he was awarded in 2003 for directing The Pianist, an award he couldn’t accept in person because he fled the United States in 1978, after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. … Cosby never received any Motion Picture Academy honors, although he was active on the big screen in the ’70s, starring in films such as Uptown Saturday Night and Mother, Juggs... Show more...
 
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