May 27, 2016

President Hanlon, include me out

(Scott Johnson) Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon has sent a blast email to "the Dartmouth community." According to the subject line, the email addresses "Dartmouth Action Plan for Inclusive Excellence." The action plan is posted here. Given the message's concatenation of current academic cliches, I think I'll pass. By the evidence of his message, President Hanlon has successfully stifled the urge to say anything in a voice that resembles that of a sentient

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Crunch Report | Try Amazon Alexa In A Web Browser

Amazon Alexa can now be used in a web browser to test it out. Facebook starts selling offsite ads. Apple pay wants to expand into more countries in both Asia and Europe. Nick Denton from Gawker challenges Peter Thiel to a public debate and Twilio is looking to IPO soon. All this fun stuff on todays Crunch Report! Read More

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Protesters Clash With Police Outside San Diego Trump Rally, Burn 'Make America Great Again' Hats

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Good Samaritan Dives Into Hudson River To Rescue Pilot After Small WWII-Era Plane Crashes (UPDATED)


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A look at the Operation Condor conspiracy in South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced Friday to prison for human rights crimes committed during the Operation Condor conspiracy to hunt down dissidents across the region. Here is a look at the main features of Operation Condor:


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The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all

smart-garbage Who could imagine being wowed by a garbage can? Not much floors us anymore in our age of technological whiz-bang, but I couldn't stop thinking about the lowly garbage can. Embedded with smart sensors, it alerts city workers when it's ready to be emptied, which slashes fuel costs and avoids unnecessary pickups. That may not sound so impressive, but when the dumbest of items gains… Read More

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Trump Raised $6 Million in 1st Joint Fundraiser With RNC: WSJ

Donald Trump raised the money for his joint fund w/ the Republican National Committee, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an unidentified person close to the campaign. Money raised Wednesday at Santa Monica, Calif., home of Colony Capital Inc. CEO Tom Barrack, paper said Paper said only a fraction of the amount will go directly

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The gospel according to Suzy

(Scott Johnson) I flipped over singer Suzy Bogguss when I saw her perform with her band at the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis in 2011. I wrote about the show here. Suzy played many of her hits and previewed her then unreleased recording of traditional American music. She returns to the Dakota this coming Wednesday and Thursday for 7:00 p.m. shows. I urge you to check out her show

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Argentine court sentences ex-dictator for Operation Condor

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced Friday to prison for human rights crimes committed during the Operation Condor conspiracy to hunt down dissidents across South America and beyond.

Operation Condor was launched in the 1970s by six South American dictators ...

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Los Angeles Schools Have Spent Over $300 Million On Sex Abuse In Just Four Years

Over $300 million down the drain

Via: The Daily Caller launches for livestreaming is expanding beyond music videos with the launch of, its live stream platform. Users will be able to broadcast through the app, and the streams will be viewable on Launched last year, is growing fast with about 80 million young teens using it around the globe. The app makes it easy to create music videos, by allowing users to dub over… Read More

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Carson Says Trump Is Becoming More Spiritual: 'I Know That He Has Prayed'

"I think he's starting to move more in that direction."

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Althea raises $3.5M to sell Korean beauty products online in Southeast Asia

Screenshot 2016-05-27 19.09.32 Althea, a Korea-based company that exports and sells cosmetics and beauty products to Southeast Asia, has closed a $3.5 million Series A round for expansion. Read More

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Obama Calls for a 'World Without' Nuclear Weapons During Historic Hiroshima Visit

"Death fell from the sky and the world was changed."

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So you're saying there's a chance

He got encouragement from an unlikely source: Donald Trump, who used to mock him as "Little Marco."

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Thoughts from the ammo line

(Scott Johnson) Ammon Grrrll is thinking allegorically about D-I-V-O-R-C-E! (An Imperfect Metaphor). She writes: We should have seen it coming. Human beings can only put up with so much. Former slave and abolitionist, genius essayist, Frederick Douglass said it best: "Find out what any people will quietly submit to and you will find out the exact measure of misery and wrong that will be heaped upon them." It certainly seemed like a

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Morning Joe Blasts Hillary Clinton's 'Mindboggling' Deceit Over Emails

The post Morning Joe Blasts Hillary Clinton's 'Mindboggling' Deceit Over Emails appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Donald Trump on Marco Rubio Senate seat in Florida: 'Run Marco!'

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump appears to be giving Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida a bit of a nudge to try to hold onto his current job.

"Poll data shows that @marcorubio does by far the best in holding onto his Senate seat in Florida. Important to keep the ...

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Khloe Kardashian Filed For Divorce Because She Wanted Kids

After all this time....

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Japanese handmade marketplace Creema raises $10M

Creema Creema is latest handmade marketplace in Asia to raise new funding. The Japanese startup announced this week (link via Google Translate) that it has received 1.1 billion yen (about $10 million) from Globis Capital Partners and returning investor KDDI Open Innovation Fund (the venture fund run by Japanese telecom KDDI). Read More

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New Bible Translation Has Apparently Generated So Many 'Abusive Comments' That Its Translator Asked HuffPo Not to Be Identified — Here's What's In It

"The book has a lot of human history in it, a lot of really good things and also negative things."

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Obama Calls for World Without Nuclear Bombs in Hiroshima Speech

Nearly 71 years after U.S. forces dropped a devastating nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, President Barack Obama used the backdrop of the city's memorial peace park to call for a world without such weapons.

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Review

At a certain point in X-Men: Apocalypse, the titular villain hijacks the brain of renowned telepath Professor X (James McAvoy) and uses it to control every nuclear missile operator on the planet. En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac) wants to destroy the world—or, rather, to cleanse it of the meddlesome humans who have dirtied and defiled it—and, to that end, has the military men fire their nukes into the sky.

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South Korea leader seeks African support against North Korea

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - South Korea's president has urged African leaders to support international efforts to denuclearize North Korea.

Speaking to the African Union in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, President Park Geun-hye said Friday that she wants African "cooperation in urging North Korea to give up its nuclear ...

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Vietnam blocked access to Facebook during Obama visit

Obama anthony bourdain This much-talked about Instagram photo wasn't the only product of President Obama's recent visit to Vietnam. The Southeast Asian country also cut access to Facebook while the head of the U.S. was on its soil. Read More

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Clinton Broadens Money Network as Trump Gets Started

Fundraisers have already brought in at least $41.2 million for Clinton this year.

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Amendment to Preserve Afghan Visa Program

A bipartisan group of senators introduced an amendment to the defense authorization bill on Thursday that would preserve a visa program for at-risk Afghan translators who worked with the U.S. military.

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Jolla launches a community device program for its Sailfish mobile OS

Jolla C Just when you thought Finnish mobile OS maker Jolla had given up on making its own hardware, given its recent financing troubles which led to it having to shutter a planned tablet, it gets back in the game — albeit with a limited run of 1,000 smartphones intended for developers and enthusiasts of its platform to test the latest and beta releases of Sailfish OS. Read More

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