March 20, 2016

All Marines Forced To Go Through Training To Erase 'Unconscious Bias' As Women Enter Combat Roles

Marine leadership wants to eliminate obstacles to female integration

Via: The Daily Caller

The death of Instagram for brands

instagram generic Earlier this week Instagram updated its news feed algorithm. Posts will no longer appear in chronological order and instead be sorted "based on the likelihood you'll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting, and the timeliness of the post." What this means is that Instagram will choose what to surface and when – essentially mirroring… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Indiana Deputy and Suspect Dead Following Gunfight

"He was an outstanding officer, he had great promise with our agency, and he's going to be greatly missed."

Source: - Stories

Tweet of the Week

(Steven Hayward) I'm guessing that if any of the mis-employed social scientists in academia ever did a serious content analysis of Twitter wars, they'd confirm my subjective impression that conservatives routinely rout liberals in the superiority of wit, snark, and megatonnage of smackdowns. (Of course, we have Iowahawk on our side—the Twitter equivalent of Robin Williams crossed with General Patton.) Anyway, here's Tweet of the Week, which raises the question—should Hillary be

Source: Power Line

Bernie Sanders' weaknesses strengthen Hillary Clinton

With Hillary Clinton poised to capture the Democratic presidential nomination, political analysts and party insiders say her success is as much about the flaws and limited appeal of her opponent, Sen. Bernard Sanders, as it is about her own evolution as a candidate.

Mr. Sanders undoubtedly has had a major ...

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'Looked Like One of Our Zombie Movies': 'Unprecedented' Spice Overdose Epidemic Strikes Florida

"We called the police because there was a guy screaming so gutturally I though he was going to pop a blood vessel."

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Anti-Trump Super-Pac Raises $4.8 Million in February

Our Principles PAC, launched by Republican strategist Katie Packer in Jan., has spent $11.7m to date in effort to block Donald Trump from becoming Republican presidential nominee. In Feb., group raised $4.8m, spent $2m and had $3.3m on hand at the end of the month, according to FEC filing Raised $1 million each from: Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade and his wife Marlene Ricketts, who'd previously given $3 million to group Private investment banker Warren Stephens, who previously contribute

Source: Bloomberg Politics

CHARLES HURT: Donald Trump may be flawed, but Washington is worse


Their delusions swarm unabated.

All the political experts and professional politicians here in the beating heart of the federal Leviathan are still stuck in denial over the unstoppable electoral sensation that is Donald Trump.

But he is a crook, a con-man, a cheesy huckster! He doesn't understand that proper ...

Source: stories: Politics

More than 50 Protesters Arrested Prior to Obama's Historic Visit to Cuba

"So no matter what Obama says or does, it's impossible to put a good face on the human rights situation here in Cuba."

Source: - Stories

Trump Supporter Charged With Assault Following Scuffle at Arizona Rally

"I feel great that I'm not dead, but I am definitely in physical pain."

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Maryland Senate panel advances tax relief bills for every income level

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly is advancing a set of tax-relief proposals for all income levels and to lure multistate businesses by cutting corporate income taxes.

The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee approved the bills Thursday to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit for poor families, as well as ...

Source: stories: Politics

Donald Trump's Weekend Defined By Protests [VIDEO]

'What do we want? Dead Trump!'

Via: The Daily Caller

Will apps become the next disability lawsuit target?

shutterstock_186292982 Apps have become a driver of the economy. According to the Statista website, leading app stores offer around four million apps. App users are able to engage in commerce, access content and connect with for-profit and not-for-profit entities of every kind and description. If space was the final frontier for Captain Kirk and the Enterprise, digital-app experiences are the heavily explored… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Colorado Middle School Puts GUNS In The Hands Of Kids

guns1Why not teach kids about guns in school?

The post Colorado Middle School Puts GUNS In The Hands Of Kids appeared first on DailySurge.

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Mistaken Police Raid Sends 82-Year-Old Grandmother to the Hospital

"They damn near killed me."

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The Case for GOP Obstructionism

(Steven Hayward) Further to my observation this morning that game theory argues in favor of Republican obstruction of Judge Garland's Supreme Court nomination, Bay Area Power Line reader Emmett C. Stanton sends along the following article which he submitted to the San Francisco Comical immediately following the death of Justice Scalia, but which the paper rejected. Here Stanton explains more fully why the logic of "prisoners' dilemma," the core exercise of game

Source: Power Line

Cuba Breaks Up Weekly Dissident March Hours Before Obama Visit

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban police backed by hundreds of shouting pro-government demonstrators broke up a march by the dissident group Ladies in White on Sunday, detaining about 50 people hours before U.S. President Barack Obama was due for a historic visit.

The post Cuba Breaks Up Weekly Dissident March Hours Before Obama Visit appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

More Than 100 UK Politicians Tell Obama To Keep Out Of Brexit Debate

MPs sign letter telling Obama to stay out of British politics

Via: The Daily Caller

Twitter looks back at the evolution of Twitter Ads

shutterstock_329646476 As part of the flurry of retrospectives tied to Twitter's tenth anniversary, the company is also looking back at the history of advertising on Twitter. Granted, that probably doesn't given you the same nostalgic twinkle as Jack setting up his "Twittr", but like it or not, it's still an important part of the company's story. So in a new blog post, Joel… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Harry Reid Claims That GOP Will Lose Senate Seats For Refusing to Consider Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

"He's marching these men, women over a cliff."

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Poland's president: good talks on security with US senators

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's president said Sunday that he had held very good talks with U.S. senators about the security situation in Central and Eastern Europe, before a NATO summit that Poland will host in July.

Andrzej Duda said that the five members of the U.S. Senate's Intelligence Committee ...

Source: stories: Politics

Toddler Suffers Second and Third Degree Burns After Mom Confesses to Stuffing Child in an Oven

"It's unimaginable."

Source: - Stories

Update: Paris Attacks Suspect Reported to Be Planning New Acts

"…he was ready to restart something from Brussels, and it's maybe the reality."

Source: - Stories

Academics Devise Surveillance System To Identify E-Cigarette Supporters

Paper investigates how to monitor e-cigarette advocates

Via: The Daily Caller

Lessons from starting a company during the last downturn 

downturn I started my last company in mid-2009, just as the market was beginning to recover from the fallout of the financial crisis. In the past several years, surrounded by fast-growth startups with sky-high valuations, many of us forgot what the downturn felt like. Today, things are changing. Again, we're facing economic uncertainty on a global scale. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

LAPD: Hikers Find Human Skull Near Hollywood Sign

The search for more bones was expected to continue on Sunday and include cadaver dogs.

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The Supreme Court and the Hypocrisy of the Left

(Steven Hayward) Lately I've been arguing with lefty acquaintances of mine who say, "Isn't it terrible for the Republicans to play tit-for-tat over Court nominations" that surely they don't seriously expect Republicans never to reciprocate for the shameful treatment of Republican judicial nominees, starting with Bork. Over 50 Bush judicial nominees were never given a hearing, let alone a vote—and not just in the final year in office. Democrats blocked a hearing

Source: Power Line

Review: Nikon's D5500 lacks charm, but shoots fair photos

L1120783 So is the new Nikon D5500 entry-level? After a few glances and general fooling around, I quickly realized the Nikon D5500 has many of the specs found in a better class of camera. Price as Reviewed: $1,049 with 140mm kit lens, at Nikon USA After all, this is a DSLR originally released back in 2015, but image quality only gets marginally better year to year — it's more about… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Microsoft Says Hiring Go-Go Dancers For Xbox Party Was 'Unequivocally Wrong'

The dancers reportedly wore abbreviated school-girl outfits and danced on platforms.

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Kenyan Military Says It Has Killed 34 Islamic Extremists of Al Shabaab

The latest fighting raises the number of militants the Kenyan  killed in the past week to 53.

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Terror Hunt Doesn't Stop With Abdeslam, Belgian Premier Warns

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel warned Sunday that the struggle against Islamic militants in the country doesn't stop with the capture of suspected Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Rhode Island lawmakers consider multiple gun law bills

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island lawmakers are considering more than a dozen bills that would either strengthen or relax gun restrictions in the state.

The House Judiciary Committee is set to hold a hearing on weapons-related legislation Tuesday.

Two bills introduced by Democrats would block people convicted of certain ...

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Obama Supreme Court Nominee's College Record May Show Anti-Military Bent

Garland proposed anti-ROTC vote while he on student government

Via: The Daily Caller

Priebus Rejects Notion That 2012 Rules Committee Should Write Rules for 2016 Convention

"That's really simple to me.​"

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Israel's Netanyahu Says Fight Against Terrorism Is a 'Moral Struggle,' Not Just a Military One

"Terrorism sows death around the world."

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No drinking at shooting ranges under DNR rule proposal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Liquor, automatic weapons and exploding targets would be forbidden at Department of Natural Resources shooting ranges under a new package of regulations that has gun lovers raising their eyebrows.

The DNR owns eight formal ranges around Wisconsin and operates about half of them; local clubs operate ...

Source: stories: Politics

Miguel Estrada: Garland Is 'Astronomically Qualified' And Should Be Confirmed For Supreme Court [VIDEO]

Estrada was nominated to the Court of Appeals in 2001 but was filibustered by Senate Democrats

Via: The Daily Caller

Illinois Lawmaker's Daughter Charged in Connection With Staple Gun Attack on Mother's Political Rival

"'This is Soto's territory! This isn't your territory!'"

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Did Trump Just Give 'Credit' to Campaign Manager for Going After Protesters?

"He wanted them to take down those horrible, profanity-laced signs."

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McConnell Rules Out Vote on Garland Even If Hillary Clinton Wins

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ruled out confirming Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in a lame duck session after the November presidential elections if Democrat Hillary Clinton is elected.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Kersten's discipline

(Scott Johnson) In today's Star Tribune, my friend Kathy Kersten provides a local St. Paul angle to the politically inspired war on standards that Paul Mirengoff has been writing about over the past several years on Power Line. Kathy's lead op-ed column will make heads explode all over Minnesota: "The school safety debate: Mollycoddle no more." There is a relentless quality to Kathy's analysis that extends from St. Paul Central High School

Source: Power Line

CBS Focus Group Member Calls Clinton 'Worst Liar I Think I've Ever Seen'

The post CBS Focus Group Member Calls Clinton 'Worst Liar I Think I've Ever Seen' appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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John Kasich, Ohio governor: No one is going to have enough delegates

Wants GOP convention fight based on records, not a "parlor game"

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday he is ready to take his presidential candidacy all the way to the Republican convention this summer and he is disappointed by former Gov. Mitt Romney and others who have called a vote ...

Source: stories: Politics

Trump On Campaign Manager Yanking Collar Of Protester: 'I Give Him Credit For Having Spirit' [VIDEO]

'You know what, because security at the arena, the police were a little bit lax'

Via: The Daily Caller

Inside the Starburst-sized box that could save the Internet

starburst Cybercrime is costing us millions. Hacks drain the average American firm of $15.4 million per year, and, in the resulting panic, companies often spend more than $1.9 million to resolve a single attack. It's time to face facts: Our defenses aren't strong enough to keep the hackers out. But there is hope. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

It Took Time Magazine Five Months to Correct a Story That Omitted This Key Fact

"Time fails to mention the three deaths, much less the names of the victims."

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Obama Seeks to Make Cuba Thaw Irrevocable With Havana Arrival

President Barack Obama arrives Sunday in Havana seeking to end what he sees as a futile U.S. policy toward the island nation and to lift one of the biggest impediments to closer U.S. alliances across Latin America.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Trump Defends Campaign Manager Accused of Pulling Protester's Collar: 'I Give Him Credit for Having Spirit'

The post Trump Defends Campaign Manager Accused of Pulling Protester's Collar: 'I Give Him Credit for Having Spirit' appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

In Mississippi, retiring officials can pocket campaign cash

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - When former Mississippi Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck shut down her campaign committee in the closing days of 2013, she took a parting gift - the $158,342 remaining in the account.

Tuck had already withdrawn more than $103,000 from the account in late 2007 and early 2008, ...

Source: stories: Politics

Trump To Republican Establishment: Don't Be 'Stupid' And Try To Run A Third Party Challenger [VIDEO]

'You might as well just hand the election to Hillary Clinton'

Via: The Daily Caller

These are testing times: mavericks vs. ice people

top-gun-2-val-kilmer-tom-cruise One of my earliest engineering jobs, before I fled hardware in favor of the (relative) ease and lucre of software, was in chip design. I remember being shocked when I learned just how much of the processor in question was devoted to test circuitry. Why waste so much on testing, I thought, instead of just getting it right the first time? Oh, how young and incredibly stupid I was. Read More

Source: TechCrunch