Tuesday, August 30, 2016

MSNBC host Thomas Roberts says he doesn't want to talk about Anthony Weiner scandal

A Spontaneous Order: The Capitalist Case for a Stateless Society

Study finds 'staggering' signs of dementia in 9/11 first responders


The Washington Examiner

EXCLUSIVE: Hillary’s Closest Aides Call Her Email Policy ‘Outrageous,’ ‘Unbelievable’

The Daily Caller reports:
Three months into her term as secretary of state, two of Hillary Clinton’s top aides bluntly called her indiscriminate release of her private email address “outrageous” and “unbelievable,” according to an April 2009 email chain obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The email indicates that very early into her term as the country’s top diplomat, Clinton’s two closest aides were scandalized by their boss’ indifference toward email security.

“This is unbelievable, and she also should not be giving her email to everyone – b/c she will get stuff like this,” said a frustrated Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills in an April 3, 2009, email exchange with Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin.

“Personally, I think it’s outrageous that staff go straight to her on this stuff,” stated Abedin.



Imagine that.

Flashback : Jesse Jackson Explains How Important Donald Trump Was In Helping Black People

Lew Rockwell . Flashback to Jesse Jackson who goes out of his way to explain how Donald Trump has helped black people. If you think Donald Trump is a racist... watch the video.

Down-ballot candidates target turnout, fearing those turned off by presidential nominees won't vote

Polls show tight races in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan

The Hill reports:
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied in Ohio, while Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, leads her GOP rival in Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to a new polls that finds tight races in three crucial Rust Belt states.

Three Emerson College polls released Monday found that Clinton and Trump each have 43 percent support in Ohio, while she leads him by 5 points in Michigan, 45 percent to 40 percent, and by 3 points in Pennsylvania, 46 to 43 percent.
Snapshot.

Taylor Swift excused from jury duty over conflict with her pending sexual assault lawsuit

The Telegraph

Unmanned drones can fly over crops to spot which ones need more fertiliser so the sprayed dose can be adjusted

Harry Reid Cites Evidence of Russian Tampering in U.S. Vote, and Seeks F.B.I. Inquiry

The New York Times reports:
The Senate minority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, asked the F.B.I. on Monday to investigate evidence suggesting that Russia may try to manipulate voting results in November.

In a letter to the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey Jr., Mr. Reid wrote that the threat of Russian interference “is more extensive than is widely known and may include the intent to falsify official election results.” Recent classified briefings from senior intelligence officials, Mr. Reid said in an interview, have left him fearful that President Vladimir V. Putin’s “goal is tampering with this election.”

News reports on Monday said the F.B.I. warned state election officials several weeks ago that foreign hackers had exported voter registration data from computer systems in at least one state, and had pierced the systems of a second one.

The bureau did not name the states, but Yahoo News, which first reported the confidential F.B.I. warning, said they were Arizona and Illinois. Matt Roberts, a spokesman for Arizona’s secretary of state, said the F.B.I. had told state officials that Russians were behind the Arizona attack.

After the F.B.I. warning, Arizona took its voter registration database offline from June 28 to July 8 to allow for a forensic exam of its systems, Mr. Roberts said.
For you rookies out there who claim voting fraud isn't a problem to be concerned about.

The Fed’s main computer simulation failed to forecast how the housing bust would ripple through the economy

Pediatricians are encountering more parents who believe vaccines are unnecessary

Hackers accessed personal info from 200,000 Illinois voters

The Chicago Sun-Times

Modesty Could Have Averted the Anguish of Obamacare


Bloomberg

USPS employees accused of hoarding parcels, stealing veterans' medication

The L.A. Times reports:
Federal authorities have charged dozens of Southern California postal workers and their associates with mail theft, embezzlement and an array of other crimes as part of a sweeping investigation into criminal activity at the U.S. Postal Service.

A total of 33 defendants were charged in 28 cases, including one individual who was found to have had tens of thousands of pieces of mail in her possession, according to a statement released Friday by the United States attorney’s office for the Central District of California.
The greed of some government workers.

Despite being closer than ever to gender equality, why are men still expected to get the check on first dates?

High School reverses American flag ban at football stadium

Fox News

Driverless taxi firm eyes operations in 10 cities by 2020

AFP reports:
A US software firm which chose Singapore for the world's first public trial of driverless taxis hopes to be operating in 10 Asian and US cities by 2020, an executive said Monday.

Doug Parker, nuTonomy's chief operating officer, said the firm is eyeing tests by early next year in three other Asian countries which he declined to name.

He said an announcement of the test venues would be made within the next month or so.

The company last week kicked off the world's first driverless taxi service in a limited trial for invited people in a Singapore research campus.

Parker, 41, said nuTonomy was also considering trials in the Middle East, the United States and Britain.

More than a dozen people in Singapore have already experienced a ride in the "robo-taxi" within the confines of one-north, an enclave of technology and science research institutes outside the central business district.
Can the taxi cartel stop progress? Stay tuned.

Boston boosts diversity in preparing for exam school tests

The Boston Globe

What If Only Taxpayers Voted?


Lew Rockwell

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