June 28, 2016

Blue Origin breaks ground on new facility to develop orbital rockets

Artist rendition of Blue Origin orbital rocket facility / Image courtesy of Blue Origin In an email to Blue Origin fans this morning, founder Jeff Bezos announced that the company broke ground on their orbital vehicle manufacturing site in Florida. At 750,000 square feet, the new custom-built facility is designed to be large enough to accommodate manufacturing, processing, integration, and testing of orbital rockets. To put that size in perspective, SpaceX's rocket facility… Read More

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Brexit Week in Pictures

(Steven Hayward) There's just so much good material on Brexit piling up that it can't wait for Saturday. So here's "Brexit Week in Pictures." Enjoy! And finally (okay, so there's no gun, but this is close enough for Brexit work, as it explains why Brexit won):

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Supreme Court Will Not Revisit Forced Dues Case

The Supreme Court will not rehear a veteran teacher's challenge to forced unionization after the justices deadlocked on the case in March.

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Bevin order strips officials of appointments to ethics board

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's attorney general and state auditor will no longer be able to nominate members of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission under a new executive order from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

The Courier Journal reports (http://cjky.it/291xLdR ) the governor appoints the members of the commission, which investigates ...

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Mexican Cartels And Their Cheap Heroin Are Driving Up Crime In American Cities, Report Finds

New, cheap heroin

Via: The Daily Caller

Trak is like a Fitbit for sperm

trak grey engine on black If you feel the world is in danger of under-population but your fallopian swim team is letting the side down, Sandstone Diagnostics has your back. Now FDA-approved, the company's product Trak will be the lifestyle coach and home-diagnostics tool to help deliver happier sperm and tiny shouty miracles. Read More

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AFL-CIO Official Calls Trump 'Complete Fraud' on Trade Policy

Donald Trump's rhetoric on U.S. trade "doesn't match the record" because the mogul's own business practices contradict his promises to protect workers from overseas competition, AFL-CIO spokesman Josh Goldstein says in interview. Trump "is a complete fraud when it comes to trade" Trump saying he would protect American workers and end trade abuses is "one of the most egregious cons I've seen in presidential politics," Goldstein says NOTE: Trump delivered speech in Pa. today in which he vowed to w

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State Dept. Reaffirms That Anti-Islamic Video Did Not Motivate Benghazi Attack

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Senate committee strikes investigative grand jury expansion

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina Senate committee has rejected efforts to expand investigative grand juries amid concern from lawmakers who worry the tool could give too much power to prosecutors to conduct unnecessary inquiries into political enemies.

The Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday eliminated a portion of a ...

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VW Settlement Forces Company To Shovel Billions Into Electric Vehicle Industry

another $2 billion investment plowed into electric vehicle technology

Via: The Daily Caller

Decentralizing IoT networks through blockchain

brokenchain Imagine a washer that autonomously contacts suppliers and places orders when it's low on detergent, performs self-service and maintenance, and schedules its cycles to take advantage of electricity prices; a connected car, smart enough to find and choose the best deal for parts and services; a manufacturing plant where the machinery knows when to order repairs for some of its parts… Read More

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Trump Channels Brexit in Anti-Trade Speech in Pennsylvania

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee said it was time to "declare our economic independence once again."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Brexit Isn't a Catastrophe. It's an Opportunity.

The hysterical tone dominating American coverage of the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union is drowning out a necessary debate about how the results of the referendum can be turned to global advantage. The results of this rupture in the EU will not be universally good, and some, as in the case of short- or middle-term economic disruption and (likely) Scottish secession, will be very regrettable indeed.

But come on.

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Hillary Clinton: Trump peddling 'cruel fantasy' that old U.S. economy will return

Donald Trump is wrongly trying to convince Americans that the U.S economy of decades ago — and the blue-collar jobs that went along with it — will return under his leadership, Hillary Clinton said Tuesday, accusing her Republican rival of pitching a "cruel fantasy" to voters.

In an interview published ...

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White House: Obama Made A 'Historic Investment … To Secure The Border' [VIDEO]

'Securing the border is important'

Via: The Daily Caller

Telsa and Toyota are both the smartest and the most connected companies

Tesla Model S P85D grille Visiongain, an analysis firm based in the UK, released a report this month listing the top 20 connected car companies, which includes all the usual suspects, such as Volvo, Ford, and Honda. Tesla and Toyota were also among the top 10 automotive manufacturers in the connected car market, which Visiongain projects to be worth $35.7 billion in 2016 alone. Toyota and Tesla also made the MIT… Read More

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Hillary Clinton: GOP Benghazi Report Found Nothing, Time to Move On

Speaking in Denver, Colorado, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton addressed the Republicans' Benghazi report. She said the report cost taxpayers over $7 million and that it "found nothing" to contradict earlier bipartisan investigations in Congress.

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Liberalism's All-Purpose, Universal Scam

(Steven Hayward) You may have missed the story yesterday of the arrest over the weekend of civil rights bit player Walter Fauntroy, who returned over the weekend from what the Washington Post described as a "four-year sojourn in the Persian Gulf," where he had fled to skip out on a $55,000 tab for an inauguration party he held for Barack Obama back in 2009: In January 2012, Fauntroy left the United States

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Feds Spent More on Soap Operas, Obesity Rap Songs, Hotel Shower Monitoring Than Benghazi Committee

The federal government spent more on anti-obesity rap songs, a soap opera series about HIV, and a device to monitor how long hotel guests spend in the shower than Congress spent investigating the attack in Benghazi, Libya.

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Florida Democrats have backing for vote on special session

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida House and Senate Democrats have submitted enough letters to the Secretary of State's Office to trigger a poll of members on whether to have a special session related to toughening gun laws following the massacre of 49 club patrons.

Senator Darren Soto said Tuesday that ...

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Majority Of DC Residents Do Not Feel Safe Outside At Night

'Young respondents had the highest rates of exposure to violent crime'

Via: The Daily Caller

Evernote tweaks features in free plan and raises prices in paid ones

evernote Evernote is an indispensible tool for many, and the company is always working on making it more so — "but that requires a significant investment of energy, time, and money," it writes in a new blog post. You know what that means: price hikes. Read More

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Zika Funds Fail in Senate as Democrats Decry 'Poison Pills'

Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked Republicans' plan to partially fund President Barack Obama's request for funding to tackle the Zika virus and attach it to other items Democrats dismissed as partisan, setting off a bitter round of sniping ahead of the July 4th recess.

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As Benghazi Attack Unfolded, White House Meeting Focused on Pastor Jones, YouTube Video

Hillary Clinton and other senior Obama administration officials held an emergency meeting in the early hours of the Benghazi terrorist attack, and much of the discussion focused on a Florida pastor who criticized the Koran and an anti-Islam YouTube video, according to a report released by the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Tuesday.

Secretary Clinton appears to have been the most senior official to participate in the 7:30 p.m. teleconference, about four hours after the assault began on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

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Activists lose round in Revolutionary War battlefield feud

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge has rejected a legal challenge from activists seeking to prevent the development of a privately owned portion of a Revolutionary War battlefield in New Jersey.

The Princeton Battlefield Society had claimed the Institute for Advanced Study was destroying critical wetlands at its construction ...

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Curt Schilling Hammers 'Dumb A**es' At ESPN

He's not holding back

Via: The Daily Caller

Facebook from other sites with new Save and Share Chrome Extensions

Facebook Save And Share Chrome Extensions Facebook colonized the Internet with its Like that sees 10 billion views per day around the web. Now it's getting a makeover for mobile alongside the launch of two new Save and Share Chrome extensions that let you capture content from any site. Together, these updates should help fill the News Feed with news stories from around the web, and turn Facebook into a more full-fledged… Read More

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McAuliffe Briefed Progressive Organizers on Felon Voting Order, Left Election Officials in Dark

Voter registrars across Virginia were caught off guard when Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) announced that he was immediately restoring voter rights for 206,000 felons, but progressive activists who had been working to get the would-be-voters registered had known for weeks.

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Appeals court upholds dismissal of challenge to Senate rules

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri appeals court says a liberal activist group has no right to video-record state Senate committee meetings because the public already has access to footage from those proceedings.

A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Tuesday affirmed a lower ...

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Metro Officials Oddly Quiet After 'Smoldering Debris Fire' Injures Commuter

'Not accurate to call this a fire'

Via: The Daily Caller

The Moto G4 is arriving in the US July 12th, priced at $199

Moto G4 Looks like it won't be too much longer until US users can get their grubby paws on Motorola's forthcoming fourth-gen Moto G. Announced last month right around Google I/O, the baseline G4 will be arriving on Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart.com, and various other stateside retailers (including Motorola's own site) on July 12th The universally unlocked handset features a… Read More

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