August 23, 2015

WFB's Harrington Discusses Fallout of Biden-Warren Meeting

Source: Washington Free Beacon

Foo Fighters Heard Westboro Baptist Church Was Protesting Their Concert. So the Band Rolled Right up and Said Hello.

"Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye …"

Source: - Stories

Elysium Space Finds A Taker For Its Moon Memorials

memorial.nightsky Elysium's memorial services are part of the technological triumphs of a new generation of space industrialists, who have brought seemingly futuristic notions of asteroid mining, consumer space flight, and commercial satellite technologies into the mainstream. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Will Biden Run? Of Course He Will!

(John Hinderaker) The Wall Street Journal reports that Vice President Joe Biden is inclined to run for president: Vice President Joe Biden, who has long been considering a presidential bid, is increasingly leaning toward entering the race if it is still possible he can knit together a competitive campaign at this late date, people familiar with the matter said. … A surprise weekend trip to Washington to meet with Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Source: Power Line

Bernie Sanders Tries to Woo Black Voters in South Carolina — but Is It Working?

"Nobody will fight harder to end institutional racism."

Source: - Stories

Next-Gen Cybersecurity Is All About Behavior Recognition

behavior In the wake of devastating personal information leaks, like Target's back in 2014 affecting more than 70 million customers and the more recent Ashley Madison data breach, concerns over cybersecurity are at an all-time high. Financial advisers overwhelmingly cite cybersecurity as their number-one concern, with business owners and everyday consumers sharing in those worries. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

EPA knew of 'blowout' risk at Gold King Mine

DENVER — It turns out the Environmental Protection Agency knew about the risk of a blowout from the Gold King Mine more than a year before orange toxic sludge flooded the Animas River in southwest Colorado.

The EPA released documents late Friday showing that the agency had been warned in a ...

Source: stories: Politics

Crowdsourcing Dystopia

unity Violent extremism starts with an idea and an entrepreneur. On offer is a belief system that promises to upend the status quo, to change the world and take you with it. Investors commit at different levels from different places, but everyone involved belongs to a unified cause. Once in, you're a team of heroic proportions, larger than life. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Joe Biden Said 'Increasingly Leaning Toward' 2016 Bid: WSJ

Joe Biden is "increasingly leaning towards" entering the '16 presidential race, WSJ reports, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. Biden said to be weighing political, financial and family considerations before making final decision Spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff tells WSJ Biden has not made a final decision about his future Earlier: Joe Biden 2016 Speculation Heats Up Following Elizabeth Warren Meeting

Source: news

On Firearms, Reporting Obscures the Truth

(John Hinderaker) There is no subject on which reporting is so consistently poor as firearms. Most reporters are anti-gun; as a result, even when reporting is not overtly biased it is generally so murky as to obscure rather than reveal basic facts. A case in point is this Minneapolis Star Tribune story with the ambiguous headline: "As gun-carrying permits reach historic levels in Minnesota, related crimes remain in check." Which I guess

Source: Power Line

Illegal immigrants with children released quickly under federal judge's ruling

Immigrant rights advocates are cheering a federal judge's ruling that says illegal immigrant families fleeing violence in Central America must be processed quickly and released into the U.S., though the court order leaves room for many of them to be detained.

Judge Dolly M. Gee, ruling late Friday, limited the ...

Source: stories: Politics

Louisiana State Trooper Shot In Head During Stop; Motorists Stop Gunman

'Prayers Needed.'

Via: The Daily Caller

Joe Biden Reportedly Moving Closer to Presidential Run — but There's a Catch

"… a strong message to primary voters."

Source: - Stories

State Trooper Shot in Head During Traffic Stop, in Critical Condition; Suspect Detained by Passing Motorists

"… additional citizens rendered aid to the Trooper until assistance arrived on the scene."

Source: - Stories

Charles Barkley To CNN: Hillary Doesn't Have 'It' Factor; Why He's Leaning Towards This GOP Candidate

Longtime Democrat and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley appeared on CNN and said he's "leaning toward" supporting Ohio Governor. Kasich for President because the Democrats "don't really have a candidate to get my juices flowing." On Kasich, Barkley said "Just listening to him on television and reading a couple articles about him, he's the one ...More

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Cruz to Lead Campaign to End Planned Parenthood Support: WPost

More than 100,000 pastors received e-mail invitations over weekend to conference calls with Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday in which they will learn details of plan to mobilize churchgoers nationwide in every congressional district beginning Aug. 30, Washington Post reports, citing Cruz e-mail.

Source: news

Title Nein from Outer Space

(Steven Hayward) The problem with nearly every government program or regulation is that it spawns a private sector industry to leach off the regulation, as well as a new constituency group to support the perpetuation or expansion of the regime. Today's example is the egregious Title IX sexual assault protocols for college campuses, which, as noted here previously, isn't even a formal federal regulation. It proceeded from a "dear colleague" "guidance" letter

Source: Power Line

Hillary Clinton yet to score endorsements from Maggie Hassan, other top N.H. Democrats

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Several of New Hampshire's top Democratic figures are holding back their endorsements in the state's first-in-the-nation primary, which party insiders view as another sign of mounting troubles for Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign.

Most of the state's Democratic Party establishment lined up behind Mrs. Clinton early in the ...

Source: stories: Politics

WaPo Writer: Black Votes Should Count For More Than White Votes

Black lives matter more, and racism solves racism

Via: The Daily Caller

Harry Reid to Support 'Historic' Obama Nuclear Deal With Iran, Raising Likelihood Measure Will Survive GOP Battle

"… will do everything in my power to ensure that it stands."

Source: - Stories

Farewell To Flash: What It Means For Digital Video Publishers

flash-crosses It's been more than five years since Steve Jobs wrote his infamous "Thoughts on Flash" letter citing the high level of energy consumption, lack of performance on mobile and poor security as the reasons his company's products would not support Adobe Flash technology. Finally, it appears we're getting closer to the curtain closing on Flash. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Donald Trump puts Republican rival candidates on defensive, in vice presidential mode

With his popularity soaring after a weekend rally that drew more than 30,000 supporters, Donald Trump on Sunday took aim at President Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton and his own party rivals as he continued his unlikely ride atop the Republican presidential field.

The real estate mogul's rise ...

Source: stories: Politics

Howard Dean Figures There Are Two Culprits Behind Clinton Email Scandal — and Neither One Is Named Hillary

"Look, this is, in fact, manufactured …"

Source: - Stories

When Everybody Wins, Everybody Loses

Maybe it's time for adults to realize that baseball, football, basketball, soccer and hockey are not kids' games

Via: The Daily Caller

Warehouse Explosion at U.S. Army Depot in Japan; No Injuries Reported

"The depot does not store ammunition or radiological materials."

Source: - Stories

Reid Adds to 'Yes' Votes in Obama Push for Iran Agreement

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said he'll support the nuclear deal with Iran, giving President Barack Obama a key Democratic supporter as he tries to line up enough lawmakers to sustain a veto of legislation to kill the agreement.

Source: news

What's Happened to Liberalism in Two Sentences

(Steven Hayward) The New York Times today carries a long news piece about the growing panic in Hillary world that has forced her to—gasp!—interrupt her Hamptons summer vacation to campaign among the plebes in the Midwest. Down near the bottom is this short paragraph, which I'm guessing no one at the Times flagged for being utterly hilarious—as well as revealing: Among the places where Mrs. Clinton enjoys stalwart support are the Hamptons,

Source: Power Line

Jimmy Carter Focuses on Faith at His Sunday School Class Just Days After Getting Radiation Treatment for Cancer

"God, I'm really troubled, and I ask you to give me the strength to bear whatever I have on my shoulders and to face whatever comes to me."

Source: - Stories

There Is No Silicon Valley Crash Coming — For A While

field of grass and perfect sky Talk of the bubble bursting eventually surfaces with every successful market. When valuations are increasing exponentially, excitement is building to a fever pitch, and companies are sprouting seemingly overnight — it's almost like everyone becomes afraid that success won't last. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Donald Trump Puts 'Hedge Fund Guys' on Notice

The billionaire Republican front-runner channels his inner Bernie Sanders.

Source: news

Omri Ceren versus the deal

(Scott Johnson) I've posted several of Omri Ceren's updates on our deal with Iran on Power Line because I think they are among the most reliable and informative expositions out there. Omri appeared on C-SPAN from New York City this morning to talk about the deal, about his opposition to it, and about the lobbying effects of other groups who are supporting the deal (video below, about 38 minutes). He responded to a

Source: Power Line

Gillmor Gang: Alphabet Soup

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Saturday, August 22, 2015. President Trump dominated the Gang, leaving just enough oxygen to catch up on Google/Alphabet, self-driving stereo systems, and Ashley Madison, whoever she is. Plus, the latest G3 with Halley Suitt Tucker, Kristie Wells, Francine Hardaway, and Tina… Read More

Source: TechCrunch