Senator Al Frankens Resignation Is Deeply Unfair

January 15, 2018

… conjecture. What isnt conjecture is what happened, and what happened is disgraceful. The next time someone else is accused of something, and Democrats say let the process play outbecause maybe that next someone will be from a state with a Republican and not a Democratic governorhow convincing will that sound? And finally, that poll should persuade Franken that his career isnt necessarily over. And if he does come back, and Chuck Schumer is the majority leader, I hope Schumer restores his …

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Disney just bought everything from ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘X-Men’

January 7, 2018

… off Netflix and Amazon, which are growing internationally. The end game here is a Netflix-style service from Disney that will be so chock full of great content that people won’t be able to say no. Disney will control the entire pipeline of the business from conception to production to release to distribution.  Here’s where Hulu becomes an interesting part of this deal. Disney is now majority owner, but that doesn’t mean it can do whatever it wants with Hulu. BTIG Research …

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Why the net neutrality vote could change everything

January 4, 2018

… this could change, opening up the door to corporate domination of the internet. What is happening? The FCC is voting on Dec. 14 to undo the changes put in place by the previous FCC administration under former president Barack Obama.  There’s little drama here. The FCC is made up of five commissioners appointed by the sitting president. It is always skewed 3-2 in favor of the president’s party. In this case, it’s a 3-2 Republican majority under Chairman Ajit Pai — and …

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The Bitcoin Whales: 1,000 People Who Own 40 Percent of the Market

January 3, 2018

… stage equity,” BlockTower’s Paul wrote. “Similar to those equity deals, often the founders and a handful of investors will own the majority of the asset.” Other investors say the whales won’t dump their holdings, because they have faith in the long-term potential of the coins. “I believe that it’s common sense that these whales that own so much bitcoin and bitcoin cash, they don’t want to destroy either one,” says Sebastian Kinsman, …

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What I Expect To See From Politicians Come 2018

January 1, 2018

… reporting and use it as our basis of why we feel a certain way, lawmakers owe us the same effort. Partisan tribalism has been at its peak in the past year, and this is another trend we have to expect better out of our elected reps, especially in terms of common sense moral arguments. In 2017 we have a political party that supported a highly documented accused child molester for Senate simply for the sake of a stronger party majority. We’ve seen statements regarding sexual assault dictated …

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Is This Marine Veteran the Next Doug Jones?

December 31, 2017

For Democrats, Alabama was a shocker. Virginia was a tsunami. But Pennsylvania may end up being the bellwether. The party, resurgent as President Trumps first year in office draws to a scandal-ridden, unpopular close, will face its next major test on a potential path to winning back a majority in the House of Representatives in a March special election in Pennsylvanias 18th district. The seat, held by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) since 2003, was left vacant following his resignation in October …

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I Think Bannon Made an Ass of Himself: Republicans Rejoice in Breitbart Chiefs Alabama Humiliation

December 31, 2017

… Moore a leader of his crusade against the Republican establishment in Washington, and against Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) specifically. When Moore prevailed in a primary challenge to Sen. Luther Strange in September, Bannon allies were sure to point the finger directly at McConnell, who, they said, was so disliked in the state as to make his endorsement a poison pill. McConnell allies were sure to reciprocate the sentiment in the wake of a massive upset that brought the …

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Trump Wins Tax Cuts, Kids Lose Health Insurance

December 27, 2017

… Capitol Hill boasted of passing a major tax package that will, largely, benefit the wealthy and corporations. And, in true Trumpian fashion, he cast it as a prolonged fight between the winners and the losers. "It's always a lot of fun when you win," Trump made sure to note, shortly after giving kudos to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the latter of whom he has repeatedly feuded with privately, as well as publicly. Despite the pomp and …

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15 real ways to thank black women for carrying the country on their backs.

December 23, 2017

… him over the line: black people, particularly black women. Nearly 97% of black women in Alabama voted for Jones. 97%! White people, y’all gotta get it together. pic.twitter.com/THek4WkTTN — Imani Gandy Canes (@AngryBlackLady) December 13, 2017 After Jones’ victory, social media erupted with messages thanking black women for once again carrying the Democratic party to victory. While black women are rarely anyone’s majority, we are united, consistent, and right on …

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Former Pentagon UFO official: ‘We may not be alone’

December 22, 2017

(CNN)A former Pentagon official who led a recently revealed government program to research potential UFOs said Monday evening that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth. A pair of news reports in The New York Times and Politico over the weekend said the effort, the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, was begun largely at the behest of then-Senate majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, who helped shore up funding for it after speaking to a friend and political …

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It’s time to nationalize the internet

December 19, 2017

… of high-cost internet with add-ons, data caps, and fast lanes that complicate access and eliminate the open internet as we know it. In the healthcare battle, we have seen how rallying people behind a vision of the future can be more effective than simply fighting to maintain the status quo. While lawmakers have been slow to come around, the majority of Democratic voters now support single-payer healthcare. “Medicare for all” provides a vision for a better future. This makes it …

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Online Dating Is A Hunting Ground For Narcissists And Sociopaths: How To Protect Yourself In The Modern Dating Age

December 19, 2017

… Predators can also adapt their profiles to create an image of themselves that appeal to their potential victims; a majority of online dating users have been shown to have profiles that stray from the truth in some capacity (Wood, 2012). Self-Care Tip Manage your expectations and listen to your intuition when online. Remember, immediate intimacy with someone can be a red flag of fast forwarding to get an agenda met. Always put your safety first and try not divulge too much about your income, your …

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Meet The Man Who Has Been Locked In This Machine Since 1952

December 16, 2017

… susceptible to the disease, and the vast majority of people who required respiratory treatment using an iron lung were children. However, very few of these children continued using the device into their adult lives. But one of the exceptions is 70-year-old Paul Alexander from Dallas, Texas, who has been using an iron lung since 1952. Paul contracted polio when he was just five years old, and it left him with permanent respiratory damage. The iron lung works by having patients lie …

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Hackers Say They’ve Broken Face ID a Week After iPhone X Release

December 15, 2017

… than we ourselves had thought." Without more details on its process, however, plenty about Bkav's work remains unclear. The company didn't respond to the majority of a long list of questions from WIRED, saying that it plans to reveal more in a press conference later this week. Related Stories Andy Greenberg We Tried Really Hard To Beat Face ID—and Failed (So Far) Andy Greenberg How Secure Is the iPhone X's FaceID? Here's What We Know Steven …

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