August 5, 2016

Black Lives Matter expresses solidarity with slave traders

(Paul Mirengoff) I wrote here about the scores of demands made by a multitude of organizations associated with the Black Lives Matter movement. The demands combined the cant of the old "Black Power" movement and worldwide "liberationist" ideology with that of Bernie Sanders. It confirmed that Black Lives Matter isn't about reforming the police in order to reduce shootings by cops, but rather about transforming America across-the-board in the interests of Black-centric

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Trump Endorses Ryan, McCain, Ayotte

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Crunch Report | Spotify Launches Release Radar

Spotify launches Release Radar, Deliveroo raises $275 million in a series E, Facebook tests opening camera at top of the news feed and MSQRD filters, Amazon launches Prime Air – its own cargo planes for making deliveries faster, Nike releases a $1,200 pair of glasses, and the Olympics started today. All this on Crunch Report Read More

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11 military members become citizens at ceremony in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Eleven current and former members of the U.S. military, hailing from countries from the Caribbean to Europe to southeast Asia, have newly become citizens at a shipboard ceremony in New York.

The Coast Guard hosted Friday's ceremony aboard its historic tall ship Eagle. One of the ...

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Donald Trump Endorses Paul Ryan at Event in Wisconsin

"So, in our shared mission to make America great again I support and endorse our Speaker of the House Paul Ryan," Donald Trump said at a campaign event in Green Bay. Ryan in primary contest in Wisconsin next week NOTE: Earlier, Ryan Said to Have No Knowledge of Any Trump Plan to Endorse Him Link

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Black Lives Matter Comes to Great Britain

(John Hinderaker) The Black Lives Matter movement has jumped the Atlantic, and British activists are duplicating the tactics that have made BLM unpopular in the U.S.: Black Lives Matter protesters intent on causing chaos in London blocked in a Waitrose lorry as they chanted 'hands up, don't shoot' at police officers – who were not carrying guns. The group of so-far peaceful demonstrators marched through east London and stopped traffic in Whitechapel

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The Latest: Bach applauds and waves as Germans enter stadium

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The Latest on the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games opening ceremony (all times local):

9 p.m.

Germany was one of the first teams to enter the opening ceremony, much to the delight of one fan in particular.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach - a ...

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Report: Over 1000 Spies Sent to Rio Games

"human intelligence, spy satellites, electronic eavesdropping, and cyber and social media monitoring"

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New rules fuel the growth of the commercial drone industry

Commercial Drones There are new regulations that will lower the barriers to entry for the commercial operation of drones. The challenge for the Federal Aviation Administration has been to establish a framework of rules to regulate how small unmanned aircraft systems (small UAS, or drones) can be used safely in the U.S. air space without undermining the growth of innovative drone-based technology solutions. Read More

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Hillary Clinton Makes National Ad Buy as She Surges in Polls

On "With All Due Respect," Bloomberg Politics' Ken Goldstein discusses the Clinton campaign's advertising during the Olympics and the Democratic nominee's surge in the polls.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Hit Back At Eastwood 'P***y' Comment

'Hey Clint Eastwood'

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The 'McDonald's of the future' features touchscreens and free fries

CpB3rwCVMAAEmJZ Previously known as the starting point of the Pony Express and the place where Jesse James died and Eminem was born, St. Joseph, Missouri now has a new claim to fame, as the home the future of fast food. It's a future that apparently includes lots of touchscreens and, for a limited time, unlimited fries. The self-stylized "McDonald's of the Future" joins a recently… Read More

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Donald Trump Walks Back His Iran Plane Video Claim

On "With All Due Respect," Mark Halperin and Jennifer Jacobs discuss Donald Trump's admission that he did not see footage of a plane carrying $400 million in cash to Iran and what it might indicate about the Republican nominee's temperament.

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Tapper Shuts Down Clinton Surrogate on Clinton's Email Talking Points

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The Latest: Trump says if you don't like him, vote Pence

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):

5:30 p.m.

Republican Donald Trump has a message for reluctant voters:

"If you don't like me. That's OK," he tells a rally crowd in Des Moines, Iowa. "Vote for Pence because it's the same thing."

Trump was ...

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Poll Indicates Paul Ryan Is Beating Primary Opponent By A Landslide

Despite Nehlen's constant praise of Trump's policies, just 16 percent said they had a favorable opinion of the candidate

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These guys made a motorcycle look (and sound!) like a Star Wars Speeder Bike

speeder I've never been a big motorcycle guy. I have the hand/eye coordination of a sleepy toddler, and I'm pretty sure I'd hurt myself within about two minutes of firing up the engine. This bike wants me to give it a try anyway. Built by Wisconsin-based machining/customization shop Vintage Works, it's a custom bike modeled after the mostly-impossible ride of every 80's… Read More

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Will the July Employment Report Test Trump's Pitch?

The Heritage Foundation's Stephen Moore, a senior economic adviser to Donald Trump, discusses the U.S. employment report and Trump's presidential campaign with Bloomberg's David Gura and Vonnie Quinn on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Donald Trump Set to Endorse Paul Ryan in Wisconsin

Donald Trump is set to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan (Wis.) during a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Friday evening, Fox News reported.

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Sen. Collins: Trump's comments on Maine Somalis "unhelpful"

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says Donald Trump's recent comments about her state's Somali community were "disparaging" and "unhelpful."

Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, appeared at a rally in Portland on Thursday. He cited the state's Somali community as an example of refugees "coming from ...

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Obama Admin: Good News! United States Will SURPASS Goal Of 10,000 Refugees For FY2016

'Very confident'

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Apple acquires Turi, a machine learning company

turi Word just started going around the rumormill that Apple has acquired Turi, a company that describes itself as a "machine learning platform for developers and data scientists" We reached out to Apple for confirmation, and sure enough — we got the standard reply they give when they're confirming an acquisition but not saying much else: "Apple buys smaller… Read More

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Jill Stein Says 'Smear Campaign' Seeks to Label Her Anti-Vaccine

"I'm not anti-vax," presumptive Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein says on Bloomberg TV, a week after a Washington Post story in which she said some "real questions" about safety of vaccines may not have been addressed yet. Stein says she recognizes "critical importance" of vaccines and that "we need an FDA which the public can trust" "This is the new birther campaign that's being used against my campaign because certain people are rather worried" NOTE: There is no proven vaccine-autism

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Report: Russia Working to Pick Off U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels

The Russian government is working to pick off Syrian rebels armed and trained by the U.S. to fight against the Islamic State who have often been dissatisfied with Washington's assistance.

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The Latest: Judge: Agency reviewing piano-tuner house ruling

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on an eminent domain case involving an Atlantic City piano tuner (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

A state redevelopment agency says it is disappointed in a ruling keeping it from taking an Atlantic City piano-tuner's home through eminent domain.

John Palmieri, the executive ...

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90s Girl Rock Band Shot A Video With Trump: He Was 'Inappropriate' [VIDEO]

'Oh my god, Janet'

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Christoph Waltz gets goofily patriotic in Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 spot

Note 7 He's won a couple of Oscars, he's worked with some of the best directors in the biz, and he's even played a Bond villain. So, where does Christop Waltz go from here? Phone commercials, obviously. The acclaimed Inglourious Basterds actor has signed on with Samsung for a silly new ad touting the company's eagerly anticipated Note 7 phablet. In the spot, Waltz actor… Read More

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Jill Stein: U.S. Voter Revolt Is Well in the Making

Jill Stein, the Green Party's presumptive presidential nominee, discusses her economic plan and the election with Bloomberg's David Gura and Vonnie Quinn on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Islamic State Captures Up to 3,000 Fleeing Iraqis

Islamic State fighters may have captured up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqi villagers on Thursday and subsequently executed 12 of them, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said in a daily report on events in Iraq.

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Obama administration to go beyond 10,000 Syrian refugees

Administration officials said Friday that the 10,000 Syrian refugees President Obama wants to welcome this fiscal year is a floor, not a ceiling, and they can go even higher than that total.

"We can now say that we've welcomed 8,000 Syrian refugees so far this year and we are very ...

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Female Fast Food Employee Feeds Dude A Quarter-Pound Knuckle Sandwich… Then Sits On Him [VIDEO]

Took him to the drive-thru

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Amazon wants more people to develop speech-based adventure games for Alexa

Amazon Echo 04   Amazon's plucky little voice assistant already has a fairly broad skill set – but gaming has never really been Alexa's strong suit. Granted, the AI is no Xbox, but that doesn't mean there isn't some potential for a little gaming fun. A few developers have already created titles for the platform, adventure games that a bit of a throwback to the text-based… Read More

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