May 28, 2016

Policy Expert: Obama's Education Agenda Undermines American Values

'Utterly failed'

Via: The Daily Caller

'We Are Teaching Them A Lie' Louisiana Democrat Says Kids Shouldn't Recite Declaration Of Independence Because It's Racist

'All men are not created equal'

Via: The Daily Caller

One chip to rule them all? The Internet of Things and the next great era of hardware

chip It's been almost 10 years since Apple unveiled the iPhone. Since that day, the smartphone has been the overwhelming driver of innovation in the technology industry. Many components have made stunning advances to keep up with consumer demand to have sleeker, more powerful devices every year. For chip makers, the pressure has been to produce smaller, more powerful components for each… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

What's Behind the Patriotic Ad Explosion?

(John Hinderaker) I had heard that Budweiser plans to re-name its beer America for the summer–a bit incongruous, given that Anheuser-Busch is now owned by a Belgian-Brazilian conglomerate. But Advertising Age says it is part of a trend: Coke is the latest brand dressing itself in Old Glory. The soda brand has begun selling limited edition red, white and blue cans that will be available in select convenience and grocery stores through

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Union Bosses Trade Blows Over Philly Soda Tax

"Teamsters locals will suffer if the regressive 3-cents-an-ounce sugary-drinks tax is enacted"

Via: The Daily Caller

Apartments are the hot new tech sector

apartments in china Welcome to the land technology forgot. High-end leases negotiated and signed via fax. Millions of dollars in apartment inventory tracked on whiteboards with dry-erase markers. Client histories recorded in longhand in legal notebooks and stashed in manila folders. Multi-family real estate (i.e. apartment buildings) is one the fastest-growing sectors in the country right now. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Mr. Trump's Wild Ride, & Other Saturday Observations

(Steven Hayward) Trump certainly keeps things interesting, doesn't he? Paul reviewed the reasons for and against a Trump debate, concluding it's a bad idea. That just made me think that Trump was more likely to do it, and who knows—he may well still change his mind. But what is Trump possibly thinking in attacking the judge in his Trump University civil case? (It's also less than shrewd, even for Trump, to refer

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NYC Mayor DeBlasio Wants $2 Million For Deer Vasectomies

deer matingNYC State Sponsored Birth Control

The post NYC Mayor DeBlasio Wants $2 Million For Deer Vasectomies appeared first on DailySurge.

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Gary Johnson, Libertarian frontrunner, booed by delegates as 'failed Republican'

Not all Libertarians are on board with former Republican Govs. Gary Johnson and William Weld running together on the party's presidential ticket.

Mr. Johnson was booed by delegates at the Libertarian Party convention Friday during a preliminary debate after he described Mr. Weld's candidacy as "beyond my wildest dreams" and ...

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Putin Visits Russian Orthodox Monastic Community in Greece

Karyes, Greece (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a Russian Orthodox monastery Saturday on the northern Greek peninsula of Mount Athos as part of a two-day visit touted by the Greek government as a chance to improve ties between the two countries.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Unicorns along the Wasatch: Utah's flourishing startup and enterprise scene

salt lake city Silicon Valley has traditionally been the startup Garden of Eden, but it's no longer the only game in town. Utah — specifically Salt Lake City and its ecosystem — has become a formidable breeding ground for startups, even developing its own unicorn herd. Read More

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Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels Calls on NY Police Commissioner to Apologize for Comments About Rap

"Totally , totally, totally unacceptable and false."

Source: - Stories

Two Dead, Five Missing After Heavy Rains Hit Texas, Kansas

The same areas face the possibility of more rain over the long Memorial Day weekend.

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Sanders in California Says Clinton E-Mail Situation Has Changed

The Senator demands Barney Frank, Dannel Malloy be removed from key Democratic committee roles.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Barack Obama, Pacifist

(John Hinderaker) Barack Obama spoke in Hiroshima yesterday. The full text of his speech is here. Obama did not quite apologize for America's use of the atomic bomb to bring WWII to an end, as some had feared. But his speech was nevertheless deeply revealing of his world view. Let's begin by acknowledging that parts of Obama's address were good, or at least unexceptionable. Peace is better than war! Modern man has

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Gillmor Gang: Conventional Wisdom

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, May 27, 2016. Too much Trump, TV, Twitter, and Gang thinks apps have jumped the shark. Gillmor says no way. Plus, G3 with Mary Hodder, Elisa Camahort Page, Francine Hardaway, Tina Chase Gillmor. @stevegillmor, @dbfarber, @kevinmarks, @fradice, @kteare Produced & directed… Read More

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Trump Tells California Voters: 'We're Going to Solve Your Water Problem' and 'There Is No Drought'

"You have a water problem that is so insane."

Source: - Stories

'I Tried': Rubio Engages in Twitter Battle After Followers Accuse Him of Being a Hypocrite for Backing Trump

At this point, Rubio contended, the GOP's biggest threat is Hillary Clinton, not Trump.

Source: - Stories

CCW Weekend: Why I Finally Applied For My CCW Permit

Paperwork, finger prints, maybe some classes, some time off work, pay a fee and boom - you can carry a gun

Via: The Daily Caller

Taxpayers to foot bill for Arpaio's defiance of court order

PHOENIX (AP) - Taxpayers already on the hook for $54 million in a racial profiling case against the longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix are about to get walloped with another worrisome cost.

Hundreds of Latinos will be able to seek money from the county government in the future for being ...

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Battle Over DC Budget Escalating As Obama Threatens Veto

Officials could be 'subject to criminal liabilities'

Via: The Daily Caller

Activist Orders Megapastor Jamal Bryant to Leave Baltimore: 'The Streets Don't Want You Here!'

"You should be ashamed of yourself for selling out your people for your fame and your wealth."

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Sanders's Campaign Issues Credentials Challenge on Frank, Malloy

Bernie Sanders's campaign asked Saturday that Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy, former Mass. Rep. Barney Frank be removed from key Democratic National Convention committees. Campaign, in e-mailed statement, called the pair "aggressive attack surrogates" for Hillary Clinton, who have been "outspokenly critical of Sen. Sanders" Malloy co-chairman of Platform Committee, Frank head of Platform Committee Letter sent by campaign to Rules and Bylaws Committee

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Bernie Sanders, Bill Maher trash Donald Trump as 'pathological liar,' 'chicken'

Appearing on the Friday evening edition of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," Bernie Sanders denounced Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump as a "pathological liar" who would literally be a danger on the world stage, the Huffington Post reported early Saturday morning.

"I don't mean to be ...

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What UX designers can learn from 1990s Japanese video games

chronotrigger_scene_03 I'm writing this from a slightly saddened perspective, revisiting my favorite SNES RPGs and realizing something: I've been spoiled by modern UX design. The sentiment is pretty universal. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Editorials from around New England

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

The Providence Journal (R.I.), May 28, 2016

New rules requiring financial advisers to put their clients' interests first should be a solid gain for consumers. While many investors might have assumed that their advisers were doing this ...

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'Gremlins' and 'Innerspace' director Joe Dante sees the good and the bad in CGI

joe dante Director Joe Dante made some of the most best-loved movies of the '80s, including Gremlins and Explorers, so I was eager to ask him about how movies have evolved. This weekend, Dante will receive the very first Sierra Spirit Award at the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival. Shira Dubrovner, the festival's executive director, said Dante was chosen for his persistently independent… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

UN Health Agency Rejects Call to Postpone Rio Olympics

The announcement came a day after health experts issued an open letter calling for the games to be delayed or relocated.

Source: - Stories

Can You See Why People are Furious with the Chicago Tribune's Memorial Day Sale Ad?

"Are u kidding me!"

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POLL: Paul Ryan Is CRUSHING His Trump-Supporting Primary Challenger BY 73 POINTS

Is this the 'big price' Trump warned Ryan about?

Via: The Daily Caller

Who's afraid of the IoT?

sig-fox It's heeeere! The Internet of Things, I mean. I just spent several days at the Connected Conference in Paris, which focused on IoT hardware. They built a whole home full of connected devices, showcased the War for the WAN, and underscored that the IoT is — as always — not quite what we imagined, and not quite what we hoped. Read More

Source: TechCrunch