July 9, 2016

Are Blacks Disproportionately Involved In Police Shootings?

(John Hinderaker) Listening to liberals like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, you would think that enormous numbers of black men are being gunned down by police officers. When the issue is debated, many take it for granted that a vastly disproportionate number of blacks are involved in police shootings–in fact, if you didn't know better, you might think that only blacks are ever shot by policemen. The numbers tell a different story.

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Indian rapper targets US chemical giant in bid for damages

NEW DELHI (AP) - A South Indian rapper is targeting Dow Chemical with rhymes - demanding the U.S. company pay more in victims' compensation and environmental damages stemming from a horrific chemical gas leak that killed thousands of people and sickened countless others.

Sofia Ashraf debuted "Dow vs. Bhopal: a ...

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Experts: Obama's Measure Of Success Against ISIS Doesn't Make Sense

'It's as if we've decided by taking territory back, they won't be terrorists anymore'

Via: The Daily Caller

Weekend Circuit: More Private Email Servers, Fake Diplomats

This is Weekend Circuit, a weekly review of the serious and the silly in federal appellate courts in the last week.

Via: The Daily Caller

Conservative organization, business groups fight initiative

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A conservative group and two business organizations have banded together to defeat a ballot measure that that advocates say will improve government transparency in South Dakota.

The Argus Leader (http://argusne.ws/29vnZmP) reports that Americans for Prosperity-South Dakota, the South Dakota Retailers Association and the South Dakota ...

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The reality of AR/VR survival

vr-ar-mobile VR will be big, AR will be bigger (and take longer). But as in most early-stage tech markets, growth will be curved, not straight. There will be a few billion dollars of revenue this year, a progressive ramp in 2017 and a hoped-for inflection point in 2018 (when AR could deliver that magic combination of hero device, long battery life, cellular capability, strong app ecosystem and telco… Read More

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Major Union Praises DNC For Overcoming Obama On TPP

'The White House furiously lobbied platform committee members but failed'

Via: The Daily Caller

Experts: Robot Bomb That Killed Dallas Gunman Probably Lawful

'It was a new and different tactic—which is why we are talking about it'

Via: The Daily Caller

Democrats Approve Stricter Financial Crime Language in Platform

Democratic platform committee members approved several amendments Saturday promising a tougher stance against financial crimes committed by corporations or Wall Street. The committee approved language saying Democrats "support extending the statute of limitations for prosecuting major financial fraud" as well as an amendment stating Democrats will "support stronger criminal laws and civil penalties to be applied to Wall Street criminals who prey on the public trust" The committee also approved a

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Obama Tells Reporter Not To 'Waste' His Time By Asking About Clinton FBI Investigation [VIDEO]

President declines comment on FBI director's brutal Clinton takedown

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Sanders Team Loses Testy Fight on Trans-Pacific Pact at Platform Meeting

You can't always get what you want, Democratic runner-up finds.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Obama blames State Dept. email problems on 'massive influx' of data

President Obama indirectly excused Hillary Clinton's careless handling of classified material Saturday by saying the State Department is overwhelmed daily by a "massive influx of information" due to improvements in technology.

While cautioning that he wouldn't comment on Mrs. Clinton's case, the president said at a news conference in Poland ...

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Strike the right balance on drone policy

A photo taken on July 24, 2014 shows an aerial view displayed on a mobile phone synchronised to a tele-guided drone camera during an international trade fair in Kigali. Rwanda is planning to construct a droneport in order to get drones to carry mostly medical urgent supplies from a central hub to rural areas around the country. (Photo: CYRIL NDEGEYA/AFP/Getty Images) Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — more commonly referred to as drones — are on the cusp of a major commercial trial that has the power to save thousands of lives. This pilot [program isn't taking place in the Bay Area or Boise or Boston. Instead, it will take place 7,200 miles away — in Rwanda. Read More

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Obama Says Brexit Vote 'to Stick' in Blow to Pro-EU Holdouts

President Barack Obama said he expects the U.K. will abide by the wishes of British voters and carry out plans to leave the European Union, and urged both sides to conduct the departure with minimal disruption.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

The Power Line Show, Ep. 38: Has Energy Come Out of the Wilderness?

(Steven Hayward) In this special edition of the Power Line Show, Steve Hayward talks with author Robert Bryce about the new world of global oil prices which has ended, probably forever, OPEC's 40-year dominance. We also talk about the perverse subsidies for and output from "renewable" energy, and why nuclear power may be poised for a comeback. As always, you can listen to or download the show at the panel below or from

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Obama Says 'It's Very Hard To Untangle' Dallas Shooter's Motives [VIDEO]

'In no way does that represent what the overwhelming majority of Americans think'

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The reward for mining Bitcoin was just cut in half

bitcoin-split It's Halvening!!! Bitcoin just experienced a major milestone in its short little lifespan. The reward for mining a block (a block = a ledger of transaction data) was just cut in half from 25 bitcoins to 12.5 bitcoins. This means that assuming a price of $650 per coin, going forward miners will make ~$8,125 per block they mine, compared to $16,250 before the halving. But… Read More

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Abundant Guns Contribute to Conflicts With Police, Obama Says

The proliferation of guns among the U.S. citizenry contributes to lethal encounters between minorities and police, heightening the danger law enforcement officers face in even routine interactions with the public, President Barack Obama said on Saturday.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Black activists hope killings prompt more action from whites

NEW YORK (AP) - Since the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement three years ago, many white Americans have wrestled with how to respond. Some chose racist-tinged ridicule. Others, by word or deed, sought to show solidarity as blacks protested the deaths of fellow blacks in encounters with police. ...

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Putin Haunts NATO Summit as Leaders Face Threats on All Fronts

NATO leaders pledged to bolster Europe's defenses in the face of an "arc of insecurity and instability" from Moscow to North Africa.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Massey says he expects to be exonerated in assault case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi state senator who's charged with aggravated assault says he has not committed a crime and he expects his name to be cleared.

In a statement emailed to The Associated Press late Friday, Sen. Chris Massey of Nesbit says authorities have distributed incorrect information about ...

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Feds Investigating Links Between Dallas Cop Killer And Black Liberation Militia Groups

Micah X. Johnson attended events held by black paramilitary gun club

Via: The Daily Caller

German Intelligence: Iran Seeking Nukes

(John Hinderaker) The German domestic intelligence service says that Iran is making extensive and repeated efforts to obtain technology and materials needed for nuclear weapons, contrary to its longstanding assurances that its nuclear program is peaceful: The German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) said in an annual report it has detected extensive Iranian attempts to acquire illicit materials in Germany, "especially goods that can be used in the

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State seeks lobbyist to help defend military installations

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's government is once again looking to hire a lobbyist to help keep track of any threats to the missions on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and the state's other military installations, as well as to devise strategies to protect those missions and attract new ones.

The ...

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Media Tries To Defend Clinton After FBI Announcement

"Was a mistake"

Via: The Daily Caller

We need to talk about AI and access to publicly funded data-sets

colorful brain If you think Google has a controversial reputation at this point in its business evolution, buckle up because things are really stepping up a gear — as its machine learning DeepMind division pushes for access to publicly funded healthcare data. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Congressman Blum – Hillary's Email Less Secure Than Gmail…The Rate To Have A Gmail Account Hacked $129 (Video)

comey1Your grandma is more tech savvy than Hillary!

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