August 8, 2016

What Black Lives Matter really is about

(Paul Mirengoff) The other day I wrote: "Black Lives Matter is not about black lives; it's about the fact that 'Occupy Wall Street' fizzled, requiring the radical left to find another hobbyhorse, this time one with a racial hook." Now I learn, via Jack Fowler at NRO, that this the finding of a detailed report by Anne Sorock of The Frontier Lab. Based on lengthy interviews with activists and organizers, Sorock writes:

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Donald Trump thanks GOP security officials for opposing him

Donald Trump thanked a group of Republican national security officials Monday for coming out against his candidacy, saying it is good for voters to now know who is to blame for "making the world such a dangerous place."

The statement from Mr. Trump came after 50 national security officials that ...

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Start Your Morning By Watching Some Mexican Drug Dealers Getting Blown To Bits [VIDEO]

They never had a chance

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Crunch Report | Walmart buys Jet.com

Walmart buys Jet.com for $3 billion, the Wilson X Connected Football is a $200 Internet of things football, new rules for vaping are in effect today, Pokemon Go crosses $200 million revenue in one month, Bitfinex is going to distribute its losses from getting hacked among all users. All this on Crunch Report Read More

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Clinton to Participate in Three Presidential Debates: Podesta

Hillary Clinton "looks forward to participating in all three presidential debates" scheduled by Commission on Presidential Debates, campaign chairman John Podesta says in statement. "The only issue now is whether Donald Trump is going to show up to debate" at the dates and times "set by the commission last year through a bipartisan process," Podesta says Podesta says in accepting the commission's invitation, campaign expects Trump "to do the same" NOTE: Trump hasn't committed to debate schedule

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Darryl Glenn accused of lying, hailed as hero as 1983 arrest comes to light

DENVER | A teenage boy who stands up to his father for abusing his mother is often commended for being courageous, but not Darryl Glenn.

Instead, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate for Colorado has been accused of lying about his past, based on a 1983 incident in which he was ...

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Golf Is Finally Perfect Now That Women Can Play In Bikinis [VIDEOS]

The internet is amazing

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GOP foreign policy experts call Trump unfit to lead

More than four dozen members of the Republican foreign policy establishment, including the former heads of the CIA, World Bank and Department of Homeland Security, have put their names to an open letter saying GOP nominee Donald Trump is unfit and unqualified to serve as president and commander in chief.

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'Budget-Crunched' VA Has 167 Interior Designers On Staff

Department of Veterans Affairs bought $16 million in high-end art while patients wait for care.

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Watch Trump Get Interrupted By Protesters Over And Over Again

Protesters had some fun at Donald Trump's expense during his economic policy address at the Detroit Economic Club. The Republican nominee was interrupted at least a dozen times. Trump showed restraint, ay no point asking for security to eject anybody from the venue.

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A Brutal Trump Ad

(John Hinderaker) This ad by the Donald Trump campaign is a good reminder of why I plan to vote for him, despite his flaws. It is brutal but 100% accurate and fair:

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Justice Department lawyers to take remedial ethics classes after misleading judge in amnesty case

The Justice Department will order all of its civil division lawyers to take an hour-long remedial ethics class, hoping to head off even worse punishment from a federal judge furious over the way Obama administration lawyers misled him in the case involving President Obama's deportation amnesty.

In a document filed ...

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A Jury Is More Likely To Rule Guilty If The Video Evidence Is In Slow Motion

Video evidence can cause subconscious bias

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'Smart' locks yield to simple hacker tricks

august smart lock It's an open secret that the Internet of Things (if we must call it so) is pretty terrible, whether in standards, ineroperability, or security. Good security, though, you don't really expect in a smart light bulb or coffee maker. A smart front door lock, however, really shouldn't be quite this easy to hack. Read More

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Former CIA Officer Evan McMullin to Run as Independent

On "With All Due Respect," Ian Tuttle, a fellow at the National Review Institute, discusses the candidacy of Evan McMullin, who is launching a White House bid as an anti-Trump conservative alternative.

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Parents Of Two Benghazi Victims Sue Hillary Clinton For Defamation And Wrongful Death

The parents of two of the Americans killed by Islamic terrorists during the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks are suing Hillary Clinton for defamation, negligence and wrongful death. Charles Woods, the father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, and Patricia Smith, the mother of State Department information programs officer Sean Smith, filed the lawsuit in federal […]

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Nintendo's NES Classic Edition will add saving throughout gameplay

NES_Classic_2 Sorry purists: New players of classic NES games on the upcoming micro NES Classic Edition system from Nintendo won't have to rely on barbaric codes that recall progress, or single session playthroughs to beat games. Speaking with French language radio show La Terrasse √ČNERGIE (via IGN), Nintendo of Canada comms person Julie Gagnon told listeners that the console will provide players… Read More

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Stuart Stevens and Mike Murphy Team Up Against Donald Trump

On "With All Due Respect," Republican strategists Mike Murphy and Stuart Stevens, who are longtime rivals, discuss how they've come together to try to thwart the Republican nominee.

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Ending nuclear testing an Obama plan that troubles Congress

President Obama's plan to call for a United Nations resolution to end nuclear testing is a largely symbolic move that won't sway North Korea's belligerence and has further antagonized Congress, analysts say.

Mr. Obama is expected to push for an end to nuclear testing next month on the 20th anniversary ...

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This Australian Volleyball Player Has An Instagram Account That's Stealing Our Hearts [PHOTOS]

She is stunning

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Machine learning and "molecular Tinder" may change the game for OLED screens

A blue OLED created by the University of Michigan - one of many over the years that does not quite meet demands. To say there are a lot of molecules out there is kind of an understatement. So searching for one or two in particular is like looking for a needle in a galaxy-spanning haystack. Fortunately, the science of machine learning and the irrepressible need for humans to swipe left and right on things make the search a lot easier, as Harvard and MIT researchers have found. Read More

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Sliding Trump Seeks Solidarity With Establishment He Spurned

The presidential nominee extended an olive branch aimed at placating Republican elites and donors who have been critical of his recent actions.

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Academic Abomination of the Week: Time Traveling Dogs?

(Steven Hayward) The time-travel trope of so many science fiction stories are hard enough to take, but what do you get when you cross time-travel with feminist theory? You get this, in the journal Cultural Studies: Time Traveling Dogs (and Other Native Feminist Ways to Defy Dislocations) Angie Morrill, University of Oregon Abstract In this article, I analyze a painting by Modoc/Klamath artist Peggy Ball through a Native feminist reading methodology. The

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Dozens of GOP National Security Officials Denounce Donald Trump

Fifty senior Republican national security officials, including former cabinet members to former President George W. Bush, warned Monday in an open letter that Donald Trump "would be the most reckless president in American history."

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Hillary Clinton rejects Trump reboot: 'Don't be fooled, there is no other Donald Trump'

As Donald Trump tries to steady the ship after a rough week, Hillary Clinton said Monday voters must reject the billionaire's attempts to reboot and rebrand his presidential campaign, telling a Florida crowd "what you see is what you get" with the GOP White House candidate.

Speaking in St. Petersburg, ...

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North Korea's Black Market Might Be Saving It From Communism

'Jangmadang'

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Rackspace sells Cloud Sights unit to Liquid Web

Rackspace pillows. Rumors have been flying for over a week that Rackspace was for sale, but today instead of the whole kit and kaboodle, the company announced it was selling its Cloud Sites web hosting unit to Liquid Web. The fact that Liquid Web is itself a cloud web hosting company would seem to make the two a perfect match, allowing the company to expand its business through acquisition. The two… Read More

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Get to Know Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin!

What are his hobbies? His favorite apps? And other stuff! By Matt Negrin.

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Major Democratic Donor Could Face Jail Time in Second Domestic Abuse Case

A former high-dollar Obama donor who avoided jail time three years ago after surveillance video caught him on tape beating his then-girlfriend may land behind bars for a separate domestic abuse case.

The post Major Democratic Donor Could Face Jail Time in Second Domestic Abuse Case appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Mortgage forgiveness program a bad government idea

There's nothing like a "good crisis" to give the federal government an opening to spread its tentacles further into private markets. Just look at the vast growth of federal housing programs since the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac alone have added two housing slush funds on top ...

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Gun Test: Magnum Research Desert Eagle L5 .357 Mag.

One of only two .357 Magnum semi-automatic handguns available this 50 ounce Desert Eagle is a beast

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Internet Archive posted 10,000 browser-playable Amiga titles – go, play

Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 3.48.06 PM Seriously, go. Enjoy yourself. It's Monday. We'll still be here when you get back. It's bound to be a long week. The world is coming apart at the seams. Your boss won't notice if you play a round or two of Bubble Bobble from the comfort of your own browser (Firefox seems to work best on my end). We can't vouch for the quality of all of the Amiga titles that… Read More

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Donald Trump's Economic Policy Speech in 3 Minutes

Donald Trump delivered a major economic policy speech at the Detroit Economic Club on Monday. The Republican nominee announced his plan to slash individual income tax rates, with a top rate of 33 percent. He also proposed a temporary moratorium on new agency regulations.

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White House condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan

The White House condemned the terrorist attack in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday as "horrific" and said the U.S. is committed to helping Pakistan fight extremists.

"That this attack occurred at a hospital and appeared to target a gathering of lawyers mourning the death of a respected colleague makes it all the ...

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Colorado Minority Groups Demand Police Study Racial Profiling

'Officers need to know'

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Frank Lavin, longtime GOP operative, backs Clinton: Trump's 'a bigot, a bully, and devoid of grace'

A former political director for late President Ronald Reagan and longtime Republican operative has come out in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, saying she "comes closer to Republican views" than the party's nominee, Donald Trump.

Frank Lavin, who has served in "every Republican administration over the past 40 ...

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Let's rock and roll in Columbus on Wednesday

Visit columbus postcard(1) I'll be in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, August 10, to hold a night of pitches and open mic shenanigans so bring your guitar and pitch deck. The event will be at O'Toole's 4796 W Broad St, right off I-270. We'll start at 7 p.m. sharp with pitches, so get there after work. And at 8 p.m. we'll have an open stage with live music – I'm going to play with… Read More

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