Editor's note: Hungarians voted October 2 on whether to allow the European Union to set the number of refugees the country must accept. The EU wanted Hungary to take in 1,294 people, and said it would fine the country about $280,000 for each refugee it refuses. More than 98 percent of Hungarians who voted Sunday sided with the Hungarian government in wanting to keep out refugees. But less than 50 percent of the population went to the polls, nullifying the vote. This is part of our Road Trip 2016 summer series "Life, Disrupted," about how technology is helping with the global refugee crisis -- if at all. Sayed Mohsen Shah isn't like other refugees in the Horgos camp. Every night, the former Afghan merchant, who speaks five languages, hands his bulky portable battery charger to Serbian authorities. Every morning, they give it back, fully charged. It's the only way the government can reliably reach the democratically elected leader of the 400 to 600 migrants living in this dirty, … [Read more...] about For refugees on Hungary’s border, razor wire trumps tech
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Winter is here. The White Walkers have broken down the wall. The fight for life against death. You know the drill.Game of Thrones' eighth and final season kicked off on Sunday. There were many reunions and one of the show's final cliffhangers. (Our recap is here). If you're reading this, you also may have rewatched the previous seven seasons to prepare yourself for the final showdown. Read more: Game of Thrones season 8 premiere recap: Winterfell is here (and so are the reunions)I'm right there with you. I returned to the Seven Kingdoms every day for the past six weeks, and it was majestic. Based on the writings of George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones provides a rich, deeply satisfying world to those willing to work for it. It's an adventure, for sure, and here are the best and worst chapters of that adventure.A note: Somebody has to come last in every race. Most of the criticisms below come from holding the show to a high standard and comparing it against itself. Game of … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones: All seasons ranked from worst to best
Winter is here. The White Walkers are coming. The fight for life against death. You know the drill.Game of Thrones' eighth and final season kicks off this Sunday. If you're reading this, you've probably rewatched the previous seven seasons to prepare yourself for Sunday's debut.I'm right there with you. I returned to the Seven Kingdoms every day for the past six weeks, and it was majestic. Based on the writings of George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones provides a rich, deeply satisfying world to those willing to work for it. It's an adventure, for sure, and here are the best and worst chapters of that adventure.A note: Somebody has to come last in every race. Most of the criticisms below come from holding the show to a high standard and comparing it against itself. Game of Thrones is pretty darn great even at the worst of times. (Except for some of Bran and Daenerys' plots. A few of those are not darn great.) It goes without saying, but Game of Thrones spoilers below.7. Season 7A bad Game … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones: All seven seasons ranked from worst to best
Funbag Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? [Email the Funbag](mailto:[email protected]). Today we’re talking about groomzillas, NFL bye weeks, Olive Garden, shitty teams, and more. Happy 2019, kiddos. Drew is doing well and appreciates everyone’s love. While he’s recuperating, I’m next on the rotation of guest Funbaggers. Keep sending us all your most deranged questions. James: Christmas vs. Halloween vs. Easter candy - who ya got?! Let’s start by ruling out Easter, which really only offers marshmallow Peeps (garbage), Cadbury creme eggs (worse than garbage), and plain milk chocolate in various shapes (fine in a pinch, I guess?). Jelly beans aren’t that good and aren’t even really an Easter candy; they’re just a regular candy that’s been co-opted by Big Bunny. Ham is mostly terrible too, which makes Easter easily the worst food holiday. Christmas vs. Halloween is trickier. … [Read more...] about Christmas Candy Vs. Halloween Candy: Who Ya Got?!
My first encounter with CBD was in its oil form. I was heading to Palm Springs with my dog nephew, who is a lover but a horribly nervous traveler, and his dads were planning to experiment with CBD to calm Tony (that’s the dog) during the car ride. The first dose chilled him out a little bit, but he was still pretty agitated, so we gave him a second, half-dose. And that dog was OUT. Like, knocked out to the extent that his dads and I were like, “Can you imagine being able to sleep like that? Maybe we should hit the oil ourselves ….” We never did raid Tony’s stash, but when I was asked if I wanted to review Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies, I was like, “Heck yes I do.” I’m a person who struggles mightily with anxiety, and who does not sleep well, and also who is at the gym 6-7 days a week (yes) not because I’m especially virtuous or hard-bodied, but because it helps me manage my anxiety and tendency to want to auto-defenestrate at basically … [Read more...] about Do Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies Live Up To the Hype?