August 27, 2016

Trump's Doctor?

(Steven Hayward) The Trump campaign has shopped around a letter from his long time physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, which he apparently wrote in haste while Trump staffers waited out on the street in a limo. The letter has typos ("To whom my concern. . ."), and is very general about how Trump's health is a great as everything else about him. "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest

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Churches criticize Maine governor for lack of civility

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Maine Council of Churches says Republican Gov. Paul LePage has disgraced the office of governor and dishonored the state by "promoting racial profiling" and suggesting he'd like to commit violence against a state lawmaker.

The group represents 550 congregations of nine denominations and is asking ...

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Dems urged to encrypt their communications weeks prior to DNC email leaks: Report

Democratic officials were urged to begin encrypting their communications in the weeks before thousands of internal party emails were published online by WikiLeaks, Vanity Fair reported Friday.

Although roughly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails were ultimately published by the antisecrecy website on the eve of the party's convention in Philadelphia ...

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An Inconvenient Truth: Few Signs Of Global Warming In Antarctica

'Truth is, the science is complex'

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Why founders should care where their VCs get their money

nesting-dollar-bill Fundraising for a startup is a notoriously stressful process. Much ink has been spilled dissecting every aspect of what works when pitching a venture capitalist, and there are countless "tips" out there that promise to help close deals. But for all the attention paid to VCs, little has been paid to limited partners — the money behind the money that makes the venture world… Read More

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DCLeaks Website Down, Twitter Suspended After Releasing Soros Docs

OSF had confirmed that the documents were legitimate

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Gillmor Gang: Unborn Child

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, August 26, 2016. Oh no, Volumetrics meets the Beatles in a trip forward down memory lane. Eventually we discover the chewy center. Plus, G3 with Mary Hodder, Elisa Camahort Page, Francine Hardaway, and Tina Chase Gillmor. @stevegillmor, @scobleizer, @kteare, @kevinmarks… Read More

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Michael Bennet, Colorado Democrat, hit for declaring Iran nuclear deal 'going well'

DENVER — Sen. Michael Bennet prompted a few double-takes this week by saying that he believes the one-year-old Iran nuclear deal is "going well."

In an interview, the Colorado Democrat, who is up for reelection in November, defended his vote last year in favor of the agreement, saying it was ...

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Yes, Malia Was At A DC Club Last Night

"OMG she's dancing next to me!"

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What this month's sale means for the future of retail Retailers grasp the web-focused future of the industry, but the sale of to Walmart earlier this month has sped up the shift and validated the online marketplace approach to e-commerce. Read More

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Tech Insiders Are Raising Red Flags On Elon Musk's Erratic Business Moves

Worried the purchase is a sign of disaster for the under performing solar company.

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Weekly Roundup: Zero-day hacks rock Apple, WhatsApp changes privacy policy

facebook-whatsapp-tilt August, the weekend of months. This week a zero-day hack rocked Apple, WhatsApp announced a major privacy change and Tesla announced a new model that takes Ludicrous Mode to the next level. Would you rather get the Weekly Roundup in your inbox? Same, TBH.  1. Hackers are honing in on mobile devices. The latest example was an Apple zero-day hack targeting activist Ahmed Mansoor that… Read More

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Greenfail Number–What Are We Up To Now? Ethanol

(John Hinderaker) From the Telegraph, a report on a new study that finds "Biofuels are 'worse than petrol' for the environment." "Green" biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are in fact worse for the environment than petrol, a landmark new study has found. This, of course, assumes that emitting CO2 is bad. The alternative energy source has long been praised for being carbon-neutral because the plants it is made from absorb carbon

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Toomey crosses gun-rights divide in Pennsylvania Senate race

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year.

Toomey, who also has separated himself from ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Here's What Life On The Newly-Discovered 'Second Earth' Would Probably Look Like

'Would be a different color, perhaps blue, perhaps red, perhaps even black.'

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Understanding debt

Business man and computer at beach. Familiar feeling of working hard and still sinking in debt, pinching. Without leverage, the private equity sector as we know it wouldn't exist. While some tech execs and VCs recoil at the thought of using leverage, the truth is that the Innovation Economy has accessed debt for more than 35 years. Given that, debt is worth spending the time to understand. Read More

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New laws on ethics, Pledge of Allegiance set to take effect

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - More than 100 new Missouri laws will take effect Sunday, ranging from tougher ethics policies for lawmakers to a requirement that public schools give students time each day to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

House Speaker Todd Richardson made tightening the state's loose ethics laws ...

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Atheists Sue Pa. State Legislature For Right To Lead Opening Prayer

Speaker, five legislators named

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Hillary Clinton Being Briefed by FBI on Intelligence Matters

The Democratic presidential candidate arrived at the FBI office in White Plains, N.Y., this morning for the briefing, her campaign said.

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Continetti: Alt-Right Allowing Clinton to Drive Wedge Between Trump and GOP Base

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Shinning more light on Fluvanna's African-American history

PALMYRA, Va. (AP) - Pages of books and museums are filled with documents and artifacts from historical moments, to give people a snapshot of another time. Behind those items are people who grew up during the Great Depression, lived through the Jim Crow South, or who remember stories from their ...

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CCW Weekend: Why You Should Never Fire Warning Shots

VP Joe Biden recommends warning shots but we will tell you why this is very bad advice

Via: The Daily Caller

Tech and Trump

trump-taj-mahal I won't insult your intelligence by pretending to be unbiased. I think exactly what you'd expect a Canadian who lives in San Francisco to think: how could anyone with a reasonable command of the available evidence even consider voting for Donald Trump? …But my search for an answer has led me to the uncomfortable sense that the tech industry is partly responsible for… Read More

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The Omar case: Curiouser and curiouser

(Scott Johnson) The case of Minnesota DFL House candidate Ilhan Omar and her marriage to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi grows curiouser and curiouser. Is Ahmed Nur Said Elmi the brother of Ilhan Omar? Was the marriage entered into for dishonest purposes? These are the question we have raised in a series of posts over the past two weeks. I summarized the case yesterday in "Omar so far." This much we know with

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California Bill Will Allow Special TEACHERS-ONLY Public Housing Projects In San Francisco

Forced rent control causes shortages, which leads to special privileges for government workers

Via: The Daily Caller

Poor Little Rich Girl

Who now remembers Barbara Hutton, the poor little rich girl? Oh, we might be able to dredge up from the recesses of memory or the depths of Wikipedia a few stray facts about her—the much-married heiress of the Woolworth five-and-dime fortune, perhaps the richest girl in the world, who managed to fritter away the equivalent of a billion dollars between her coming-out party at age 18 in 1930 and her death at age 66 in 1979.

We might even remember the original cause of her fame or infamy: that coming-out party, a debutante ball that cost nearly a million dollars (in today's terms) during the depths of the Great Depression.

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Small gun manufacturers a growing force in Florida

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - At FrogBones Family Shooting in Melbourne, you'll find rows of handguns, rifles and shooting accessories.

You'll also hear the constant "thud" of guns being fired in the indoor range.

Many probably would be surprised to know that FrogBones also is considered a gun "manufacturer," meaning it ...

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Opera says its service for syncing web browser data was hacked

Screenshot 2016-08-27 13.24.19 Opera, which recently agreed to sell its browser business in a Chinese consortium, has reset user passwords for one of its services after it servers were breached by hackers. Read More

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