October 14, 2015

A Victim of False Doctrine

(John Hinderaker) Sometimes you start to write a post, and it doesn't turn out the way you expected. The Telegraph is one of my sources for European news, and this story caught my eye: "Oxford student activist resigns after admitting to non-consensual sex." As you may have heard, a bizarre new "consent" regime is sweeping across universities. This is an instance of that fad: A prominent student activist at Oxford University has

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Activists occupy Baltimore City Hall; oppose commissioner

BALTIMORE (AP) - Activists opposed to the permanent appointment of Baltimore's interim police commissioner occupied City Hall on Wednesday night and told police they wouldn't leave until the commissioner and mayor agreed to a list of their demands, including changes to police tactics and significant investment in education and social ...

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Trump Has Similar Favorability To What Romney Had At This Point In 2012 Cycle

It's different than what you hear

Via: The Daily Caller

Hermo, One Of Southeast Asia's Top Beauty Sites, Lands $2M Series A

Hermo Shopping for beauty products should be relaxing, but anyone who has visited a makeup counter knows that you often weather a deluge of upselling before finally escaping with a purchase. Hermo, a Malaysia-based e-commerce site, wants to make cosmetics shopping fun for customers in Southeast Asia. The site, which also operates in Singapore and is planning to expand into Indonesia soon, just… Read More

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Iraq's Kurds, key U.S. ally in Islamic State fight, embroiled in violent political crisis

IRBIL, Iraq — Iraq's Kurds, who have emerged as the most effective U.S. ally in the fight against the Islamic State group, have been plunged into a violent political crisis that threatens to split their government, adding a level of instability and division to the troubled region.

The crisis exploded ...

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'This May Not Be Politically Correct': Republican Congressman Makes Big Claim About Benghazi Committee

"Sometimes the biggest sin you can commit in D.C. is to tell the truth."

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See the Profanity-Laced Tweet a New York Times Writer Wrote to Jeb Bush, Then Quickly Deleted

"At least he's being open about the hostility towards Jeb's conservative, pro-family philosophy."

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Hackers Use Radio Waves To Trick iOS And Android Into Responding To Voice Commands

Siri hint An ingenious hack could allow unwanted access to Siri commands by simply sending radio waves to a pair of unshielded iPhone earbuds. While the hack is needlessly complex – the hacker could simply go over and press the headphone button by hand – it is an interesting exploit. Researchers at French security organization ANSSI have discovered a way to send radio waves to microphones… Read More

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Obama Said to Push Back Timetable for Afghanistan Withdrawal

The U.S. will keep at least 5,000 military personnel in Afghanistan after 2016, according to a congressional aide, slowing the administration's withdrawal timetable and likely ensuring that America's longest war will endure beyond President Barack Obama's term in office.

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Chinese activist-artist Ai Weiwei writing memoir

NEW YORK (AP) - Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist, activist and dissident, is working on a memoir.

The Penguin Random House division Crown announced Wednesday that it would release the book in the spring of 2017.

Currently untitled, Ai's memoir will cover everything from his time living in the United ...

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Army To Use Awesome Grenade Guns Strong Enough To Annihilate Hidden Targets

They were tested back in 2010, and now they're even better

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One Contest Where Bernie Sanders Beat Donald Trump

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Listen to Debate Audience's Reaction When a Candidate Took a Stance on the Second Amendment You Might Not Expect From a Democrat

"There are people at high levels in this government who have bodyguards 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

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Apple Faces $862M In Damages After Patent Lawsuit Loss To University Of Wisconsin

Apple_Headquarters_in_Cupertino Apple is no stranger to patent lawsuits, but a more recent suit filed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's licensing branch may prove a costly loss for the iPhone maker. A United States jury found that Apple's A7, A8, and A8X chips, which are present in the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and the new iPhone 6S (plus some models of the iPad), contain technology covered by a 1998 patent… Read More

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Clinton, Sanders Spar on Foreign Policy in First Debate

Bloomberg's Phil Mattingly recaps the first Democratic debate in which Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders talked foreign policy and discusses Joe Biden's absence from the event. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Scenes from a miscarriage

(Scott Johnson) Madam Hillary prevailed in last night's CNN event featuring the Democratic presidential candidates in Las Vegas. The event was billed as a debate, but Hillary's opponents refused to make a case against her. Bernie Sanders threw her a lifeline. I don't know what his calculation was there, but it was representative. The men are afraid of committing an offense against majesty. To say that Madam Hillary succeeded in in impersonating

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Donald Trump: It looks like a two-man race on the GOP side

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday the contest for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination is starting to look like a two-man race between himself and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and that he might have to start going after Mr. Carson even though the doctor has been nice to him.


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Time Capsule Hidden in an Indiana Mental Hospital in 1958 Discovered — and There Was a Video Inside

"When the psychiatrists of the future open this time capsule…"

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Family Lost Almost Everything in Devastating South Carolina Flood — but They're Calling What They Later Discovered Inside of Their Ravaged Home a Sign From God

"We are clinging to our faith and our God."

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Uber Takes On Postmates With UberRUSH, An On-Demand Delivery Service

uber_nyc_4-sept_r3 We first told you about the soft launch of UberRUSH in the New York City area in April. Uber has now launched a pilot version of its merchant delivery service today in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago. UberRUSH began experimenting with a way to help shoppers get same-day delivery of local products through both Uber drivers and bike couriers earlier this spring. New York City still deploys… Read More

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Trump Lauds Goldman and Clinton's Debate Performance

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, who has said the financial sector makes money at the expense of the middle class, said he believed banking giant Goldman Sachs is a positive force in the world. "Absolutely I do," he said Wednesday morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program; "They're a fantastic firm. They make money but they put people to work. They raise tremendous amounts of capital" Trump also said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton "did what she had to do" duri

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Facebook Is Letting You Control 'On This Day' Settings So You're Not Reminded of Bad Memories — Here's How

"Everyone has various kinds of memories that can be surfaced."

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Loan Platform Kabbage Raises $135M At A $1B Valuation, Grows Credit Line to $900M

kabbage-money Kabbage — the online platform that loans money to businesses and individuals using a wide set of online data and algorithms to measure credit-worthiness — is growing once more. The startup based out of Atlanta has raised a Series E of $135 million, and expanded its credit facility — the money it has on hand to fulfil loans — to $900 million. Kabbage is not… Read More

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OnePlus Will Announce Another New Smartphone On October 29

Chinese Android phone maker OnePlus is gearing up to launch its second smartphone of the year — it's third to date — after it teased an upcoming launch event in London on October 29. Read More

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Christie's Dead Tunnel Gives Way to One Costing Billions More

Digging a train tunnel is one trick. Try navigating bedrock and muddy funk, tremendous water pressure and a 19th-century bulkhead that keeps the Hudson River more or less out of Manhattan. Mind the pollutants and politics.

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China Expanding Regional Nuclear Forces

China is developing a nuclear-armed air-launched cruise missile as part of a military buildup of both its regional and long-range nuclear forces, according to a forthcoming congressional commission report.

A final draft of the annual report of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission presents a dire picture of advancing Chinese military capabilities and declining relations with the United States.

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Lookup, A Chat App That Connects Retailers And Customers In India, Raises $2.5M

lookup WhatsApp is huge in India. The Facebook-owned messaging service has probably passed 100 million monthly active users in the country — it crossed 70 million in November of last year — and is used by families, merchants, media and more. But WhatsApp isn't a platform — it will probably never be one — and that leaves opportunities for services that want to offer… Read More

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