June 26, 2016

Another Terrorist Attack In Africa. Ho Hum.

(John Hinderaker) Yesterday afternoon, Muslim terrorists associated with al-Shabaab attacked a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing at least 35: The assault, the latest in a series by the Islamist group targeting ­hotels and restaurants, began when a suicide bomber detonated a car laden with explosives outside the building. Gunmen then stormed Mogadishu's Naasa Hablood hotel and gunfire rang out for several hours, witnesses said, before the authorit­ies declared the attack over. The

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The future of 3D-printed prosthetics

k1 hand The recent ubiquity of 3D printers and innovations in prosthetic design, manufacturing and distribution offer a viable solution for the millions of people living with limb loss around the world. In the United States alone, close to 200,000 amputations are performed each year, yet, with prosthetics priced between $5,000 and $50,000, having one can almost be considered a luxury. Read More

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Brexit: World leaders scramble to manage political, financial fallout

Fears mounted over the prospect of crumbling European unity, as world markets tried to manage the economic fallout from Britain's shock decision to exit the European Union and U.S. political leaders scrambled to measure the development's effects on the presidential race.

While Donald Trump drew heat from Hillary Clinton for ...

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Accessibility was all around this year's WWDC

wwdc16-screamer1 Accessibility, conceptually, is much more than just the discrete "accessibility options for people with disabilities". At its heart, accessibility is about just that: access. You don't need to have a disability to benefit from it. Read More

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Kris 'Tanto' Paronto, Benghazi survivor, fights radical Islam with Leading From the Front

One of the heroic survivors of the 2012 Benghazi attack, who held off invading Islamists until rescuers reached the besieged CIA base, has begun a national campaign to counter President Obama's narrative on the terrorist threat.

Former Army Ranger Kris "Tanto" Paronto has started a nonprofit called Leading From the ...

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Why Did Agriculture "Arise"?

(John Hinderaker) Narratives of human history conventionally say that agriculture "arose" around 13,000 years ago. But why? At Watts Up With That, Susan Corwin suggests a plausible explanation: Because it would work as CO2 became plentiful! All the academic articles say: "and then agriculture happened". The "accepted wisdom"/consensus is: …here was no single factor, or combination of factors, that led people to take up farming in different parts of the world. But

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Elizabeth Warren joins Hillary Clinton in Cincinnati as analysts speculate about VP

Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are moving beyond their political differences and embracing one another as key players in the future of their party — and they perhaps could find themselves together on the Democratic presidential ticket.

The likely Democratic presidential nominee and the anti-Wall Street Massachusetts senator will ...

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Brexit creates a new vocabulary for startups in Europe

24600489394_c8b9c405ca_k Here's a new lexicon of Brexit-styled terms that startups may want to learn to discuss what will happen… Read More

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Clinton to Mayors: U.S. Will Weather Brexit Repercussions

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee also took a shot at Donald Trump.

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Texas, California secession movements boosted by Brexit

Within hours of the Brexit vote, Texas independence activist Daniel Miller was flooded with messages from people in other states with one question: How can we do this?

The United Kingdom vote Thursday in favor of severing ties with the European Union has invigorated secession movements across the pond from ...

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The opportunities Silicon Valley doesn't see

Go-Jek Indonesia Pt. motorcycle taxi riders drive along a street in Jakarta, Indonesia on Monday, March 21, 2016. The Jakarta-based startup has already become a household name in its home country. The startup's app has been downloaded more than 11 million times and it has more than 200,000 motorbikes. Its name is a play on ojek, the Indonesian word for the motorcycle taxis that crisscross Southeast Asia's most populous nation. Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg via Getty Images Silicon Valley is justifiably seen as the geographical center of digital innovation. From Google and Facebook to Uber and Netflix, the Valley is home to many global technology leaders. However, when searching for the next big startup, the time has come to look beyond Silicon Valley. Read More

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Sense on Guns from . . . The NYRB?

(Steven Hayward) Ordinarily you wouldn't expect much accuracy or sense in an article about guns and gun control from the New York Review of Books, but there it is, in David Cole's review of three new gun books in the current edition. In particular, this: Congress has not passed a gun control law since it sought to ban assault weapons in 1994, and that law proved largely ineffectual. It is remarkably difficult

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A new sales technology stack is coming

11868651395_f521d87068_k The sales tech stack is being built as we speak, and it's happening in lockstep with the move from the one-to-many work of demand generation, to the one-to-one world of account-based sales and marketing. Read More

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U.S. Races to Contain Fallout From European Turmoil Over Brexit

The Obama administration is rushing to help contain the political and economic turmoil roiling Europe in the aftermath of the U.K.'s surprise decision to leave the European Union, with top U.S. officials seeking to ease tensions between European and British leaders over the timing of the divorce.

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John Snow: I Will Be a Strong Supporter of Trump

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow discusses his support of the Republican Party and presumptive nominee Donald Trump. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Gura on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Brexit: The Gift That Will Keep on Giving

(Steven Hayward) We've already had plenty of coverage here about the elite left's unhinged whingeing about the Brexit vote, and I predict the Brexit vote will become for Europolitans what the sainted Citizens United decision is for lefties here in the U.S—a source of perpetual rage and blame for everything that bothers them about human existence in the 21st century. I had thought that the scare campaign would succeed, and indeed between

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Wisconsin's nonpartisan elections board in final days

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Whether Wisconsin's unique nonpartisan elections board was a failed experiment or was so successful that it became a political target, this much is true: It goes away this week.

Targeted for elimination by Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republicans who control the Legislature, the Government Accountability ...

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Facebook official meets with conservatives in Washington after accusation of liberal bias

Facebook's reboot with the right was firing on all cylinders last week as Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with conservatives in Washington, D.C., and announced a program to manage employee political bias.

And then she publicly endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.

Still, Ms. Sandberg did enough during her ...

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Clinton Hammers Trump Over Brexit Response in New National Ad

Clinton surrogate says Trump focused on sprinkler systems while markets tanked.

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CBS: Trump Beating Clinton In Battleground States With Voters Who Want Change

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Warning: "This will make your blood boil"

(Scott Johnson) It's hard to keep up with the news regarding Hillary's Clinton's private email server for her official business as Secretary of State. The facts are on their face are outrageous and disgraceful. The nature of the facts is reflected in the thoroughgoing falsity of everything Clinton has had to say on the subject with great conviction. Speaking of conviction…well, I can dream. The Russian hacking of the DNC obviously bears

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Kaine: No One Should Say They're Ready to Be President

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Marco Rubio rules out vice-presidential candidacy

Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday said he's not interested in serving as likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's running mate.

"It's too late for that," the Florida Republican said on CBS' "Face the Nation."

Mr. Rubio's name has been floated for vice president after a poll found Republicans and independents ...

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How the 'insecurity of things' creates the next wave of security opportunities

Honey pot with bees More than 5 billion IoT devices were installed in 2015. Gartner estimates this will grow to 20 billion by 2020. Unfortunately, experts agree that security is not only an afterthought, but often is actively resisted and circumvented Read More

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Gingrich: Anti-Establishment Feeling Real, U.S. Not Like U.K.

"The sense that there's this wave building against the establishment is real," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Fox News Sunday when speaking about parallels between the U.S. presidential election and Brexit vote. Says larger minority vote in U.S. is part of "significant differences" Says presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, whom Gingrich supports, has "got to find a way to be as effective in reaching out to all Americans as he is in reaching out to white Americans

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Mook Hypocritically Hits Trump for Profiting off Countries With Poor Human Rights Records

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Newt Gingrich: Hillary Clinton 'wrong on Brexit'

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday hammered presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for her tattered foreign policy record.

He questioned why Mrs. Clinton's experience is a seen as a positive in the presidential race.

"There's no reason to believe that Hillary Clinton's experiences qualify her for anything except ...

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Trump Support Drops to 39%, Clinton Leads at 51%: ABC/WaPo

Hillary Clinton leads at 51%, Donald Trump at 39%, according to a national Washington Post-ABC News poll. NOTE: June 15, Negative Views of Trump at Campaign's Highest: Wash. Post NOTE: Earlier, Hillary Clinton at 46%, Donald Trump at 41%: WSJ/NBC Poll

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CNN: After Months, It's Still Unclear What Hillary Clinton's Economic Message Is

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Browse free or die? New Hampshire library is at privacy fore

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) - A small library in New Hampshire sits at the forefront of global efforts to promote privacy and fight government surveillance - to the consternation of law enforcement.

The Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, a city of 13,000, last year became the nation's first library to use ...

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India irked by China stalling its nuclear group membership

NEW DELHI (AP) - India expressed disappointment Sunday with China for raising procedural hurdles to the South Asian country joining the 48-nation group controlling access to sensitive nuclear technology.

Its membership application was not approved at the Nuclear Suppliers Group meeting last week in Seoul, South Korea, and External Affairs ...

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Shut Up, They Explained

When conservative speaker Ben Shapiro came to Penn State on April 6 of this year, he was met with protesters from the left who trying to silence him.

Standing outside of the crowded room in which Shapiro was speaking, I witnessed a mob of protesters banging on doors, screaming as loudly as they could, and devising a plan to pull the fire alarm in the building to disrupt the speech.

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A Penny for your thoughts

(Paul Mirengoff) Here's the measured response of a British leftist, Laurie Penny, to the Brexit: So, here's the thing. This was never a referendum on the EU. It was a referendum on the modern world, and yesterday the frightened, parochial lizard-brain of Britain voted out, out, out, and today we've all woken up still strapped onto this ghost-train as it hurtles off the tracks. Voting against "the modern world"! Why, that's almost

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Houston entrepreneur overcame hardships Chinese prison

HOUSTON (AP) - Businessman Jude Shao spent a decade in a Chinese prison, uncertain when he'd be let go, and then was barred from leaving Shanghai for five more years.

"We were a high-profile American company selling the Chinese products, and we attracted government attention," he says by way of ...

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