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X-Factor Needs Some Explaining

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X-Factor
Before the season starts, X Factor bosses are facing a very big challenge questioning their integrity and the whole selection process.

It all started after several contestants on the show have complained about the treatment they received during the auditions process – with many claiming they were 'set up' and 'misled’. Not exactly the best start to the series, eh?

The Daily Star has reported how how several contestants – after receiving a full house of 'yeses’ from those messianic gods that are the X Factor judging panel – were later told that they weren’t necessarily going through to boot camp.

The paper also reports that an email has been sent to the wide-eyed hopefuls, warning them they might not make the cut. It is said to read:

"The standard of auditions has been very high this year and, with a limited number of places available at boot camp, sadly we cannot offer everyone who received a 'yes’ in their audition a place in the next stage of the competition."

"We are writing to inform you now as we want to be clear with you about the process and also to make sure that you do not book any travel for next week."
One contestant – so distraught by the whole situation - appeared to be calling for some sort of Salem-esque witch trial to bring the producers to justice.

Speaking to the paper, the as-of-yet unnamed contestant said:

"Now it seems my place on the show is still undecided. Contestants will not find out their fate until Saturday evening. I feel X Factor needs to be shamed for this shocking incident. They are playing with people’s lives."

Anyway, it is not the first bit of drama to hit show bosses this for a long time. Popbitch published a post from aspiring singer Cory Spedding, in which she revealed how producers contacted her, begged her to perform and strongly hinted at how she’d almost definitely get through.

Cory claims that the producers also forced her to sing a song she didn’t want to perform, and tried to 'big up’ the fact that her and Rita Ora went to school together. However, it all turned a bit sour. After seemingly smashing her audition, Cory described how:

"Simon basically turned around and said ‘To be honest, this is awkward and I don’t feel it is fair – I couldn’t put my trust in you, with this situation of you and Rita'…even though X Factor approached ME, even though [they] skipped 3 audition processes in order for me to be put in front of the judges… as well as telling me that the Rita thing would not go against me. Absolute SET UP."

"I was set up for a fall there and then.. And the song they demanded I sang – 'Wasn't the right song to sing' [according to Simon] even though I didn’t want it as my first choice but felt made to do it. Also a set up."
Sounds like the X Factor peeps have a little bit of explaining to do, right?


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Barbecue Smoke
Good thing there is internet today because almost everyone can easily find some of the worlds stupidest and laughable rules imposed by a government institution.

The latest video that can be found in YouTube is about an "unjust system" from Florida, specifically Pinellas County. After reading this report, you probably won't know if you will cry in frustration or just hit your heard in the wall.

The incident happened last 22 July, Pinellas County resident Scotty Jordan posted a video, which has been watched over four million times, of an exchange between himself and Pinellas County Environmental Specialist Joe Graham, with the county employee saying the homeowner has to control the smoke coming off his BBQ grill.

"I just took three pictures of smoke," Graham explains. "I can smell it again right now. You’re allowed to have it smell on your property, so that doesn’t count, but when I’m on the street, that’s when it counts."

Jordan can be heard laughing in the video as the specialist continues to explain the problem.

"Is that against the law?" one of the man questions.

Graham proceeds to pull out his handbook and informs the men that neighbors are allowed to call in if they have concerns about barbecue smoke. Pinellas County has a 24 hour hotline for residents to call in an emergency air quality complaint.

According to the ordinance, "commercial barbecue cookers are not exempt from causing a nuisance odor. If a sufficient number of complaints, representing different households, are reported and an Inspector witnesses the problem, they can issue a Warning Letter."

The two men continue to laugh in disbelief and explain that other neighbors routinely cook out but no one appears to issuing warnings to them.

"So everyone in the whole world can cook out except me," Jordan can he heard saying.

Graham also says that in order to avoid a warning, the men should first check wind patterns before starting to barbecue—or upgrade their equipment to a newer model designed to curtail smoke and odors.

Graham's friend, who videoed the entire scene says, "We can't control the wind, God does that."

In an email obtained by Florida Politics, Pinellas County Administrator Mark Woodard says that the inspector was responding 15 smoke and odor grievances against Jordan's grill since September 2014.

He said that Graham was merely sent out to educate the resident. According to SaintPetersBlog, no citation was issued to Jordan.


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Vargas
A Filipino illegal alien is currently creating a stir in the United State after he made a documentary for the MTV that purposely tried to shame 'white people' and create a race war.

MTV’s outrageous new show entitled, "White People," which is being hosted and recorded by a Filipino unwanted alien named Jose Antonio Vargas, trended in Twitter after it was aired last 22 July. However, immediately after it was shown, it sparked a horde of haters.

Vargas thought that this victim mentality narrative was a huge hit when he thanked the public for watching and tweeting information about the show. Unfortunately, he forgot to check what the tweets were all about.

Some Twitter users accused MTV of "race baiting" and "whiteshaming." "Wow," wrote Ryan Wesley Smith, a 17-year-old Christian speechmaker with 120,000 followers. "Just watched @MTV's #WhitePeople docu. The most racially dividing thing I've ever seen. Really disheartening."

22h22 hours ago
Congratulations for creating more hate. Race should not matter either should gender, you start a war for your own goals.
  Jul 23
how much did u pay in U.S. taxes in '14? what have u paid 4 medical services since u have been here illegally?
Jul 22
This must be very exciting for a professional illegal alien like you, Jose.
Jul 22
It's only trending #1 because of the massive opposition you've encountered to your racist anti-white agenda.
Jul 22
You've started a race war, idiot.
Jul 22
So thinks ILLEGAL ALIEN didn't shame enough! All about division! The left is truly sick!
Jul 22
We're tweeting, not watching duffus
Jul 22
You're not even an american citizen you're an illegal.
Jul 22
praying for your deportation
Jul 22
You're welcome you low life illegal alien criminal.
Earlier, radio host Rush Limbaugh said the show was about promoting "white guilt," while WND's Bob Unruh highlighted a number of other individuals who were disgusted at the content of the trailer.


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Qualcomm
The Tech industry was rattled a bit a few days ago after chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. announced a possible plan to lay off several thousand employees, or more than 10 percent of its 30,000-strong workforce.

The Information website reported that the job cuts will be formally announced when it releases its quarterly results on 22 July 2015, the tech website reported, citing people inside and outside of the company.

Qualcomm, which reported a 46 percent drop in second-quarter profit in April, is facing increasing competition from Taiwan's MediaTek Inc. and a handful of small Chinese companies that specialize in making chips for low-priced phones.

The target units for the job cuts could not be identified, the website said.

Qualcomm could shift more research and development activities to low-cost countries such as India for further cost savings, the Information reported, citing one person. There were no official statement yet from the company.

Hardware blog Fudzilla reported that the chipmaker might slash 4,000 jobs as part of a major restructuring.

Qualcomm forecast third-quarter revenue and profit below analysts' expectations in April, saying the loss of a key customer and delays in product launches by some smartphone makers will hurt sales of its flagship Snapdragon chips.

Longtime customer Samsung Electronics opted this year to use an internally developed processor for its new Galaxy S6 smartphone and Note rather than Snapdragon chips.

Qualcomm has also been under pressure from hedge fund Jana Partners to spin off its chip business from its highly profitable patent-licensing business.

In addition, EU antitrust regulators are investigating whether Qualcomm uses illegal tactics to shut out rivals, six years after slapping a record 1 billion euro (US$ 1.09 billion) fine on Intel for a similar offense.


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Marvel Teases Spidey's New Garb

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Spider-Man Costume
Early costume design for the next Spider-Man has been revealed. Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada has teased the Spidey's garb that will be worn by Tom Holland when he debuts as the web-slinger in next year’s "Captain America: Civil War."

Quesada says the costume "looks" awesome as he also sings the praises of the iconic white and straight superhero and how relatable a Peter Parker's character he is.

Speaking to IGN during Comic Con 2015, he said: "It looks awesome! I’ve seen a lot of design work that’s been done on the costume. I think there are elements of it that are really going to blow people away, where they are going to go 'Ah, that's Marvel doing Spider-Man.'"

"It’s Spider-Man. What's not exciting about that?"

Marvel announced Tom Holland would be the new Spider-Man in June after months of speculation about who had and hadn't auditioned for Marvel and Sony Pictures - who still retain the big screen rights to the character. His solo films will begin in 2017, but his first appearance will be alongside Iron Man and Cap in next year’s "Civil War."

The size of his role isn’t yet known but he certainly won't be donning the unpopular Miles Morales character in the comic books. And despite not being the most central character, extended cameo for New York's web hero is most likely.

"I can’t imagine there’s a person on planet Earth that can't relate to some aspect of Spider-Man or Peter Parker, and he is for all intents and purposes, he is Marvel’s Mickey Mouse," enthused Quesada. "He is that icon of so much of what we have was built upon, so to create that movie along with our Sony partners, it’s phenomenally exciting."

"I know Kevin Feige and his team, they've some great ideas, some wonderful theories that we have all chimed in on. What’s funny about Spider-Man is that you sit there and you're at a creative meeting and everybody goes 'Well what about this?' Yeah, of course! That’s what we should be doing, that’s Spider-Man!"

"We all seem to be of the same mind about Spider-Man, because there are certain aspects of the character that are just iconic and have been perfect since the moment they were created."


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