August 15, 2016

Ford Foundation will fund Black Lives Matter big time

(Paul Mirengoff) Ellen McGirt at Fortune Magazine reports that the Black Lives Matter movement will receive millions of dollars in funding from the Ford Foundation. The Foundation states, in one of the more sickening pieces I have read in some time (read the whole thing if you have the stomach for it): By partnering with Borealis Philanthropy, Movement Strategy Center, and Benedict Consulting to found the Black-Led Movement Fund, Ford has made

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Aetna Drops 70 Percent of Obamacare Coverage

Aetna, one of the largest health insurers in the UnitedStates, announced Monday it would be dropping out of 70 percent of the counties in which it offers coverage through Obamacare.

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Activists protesting police violence hit murder of cop's son

CHICAGO (AP) - Activists who have recently protested alleged brutality by Chicago police gathered to demand action in the killing of the 19-year-old son of a police officer.

Arshell Dennis was gunned down early Sunday as he stood on the porch of his home with a 20-year-old friend. Dennis died ...

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Vanderbilt Spending $1.2 Million To Take 'Confederate' Off Building

Must return 80-year-old donation

Via: The Daily Caller

Crunch Report | Pokemon GO Lifetime Bans

Pokemon Go issues lifetime bans for people who cheat, Spotify launches a category for kids, Audi is working with traffic technology services to know when a light is going to turn green, Google's mysterious new Fuchsia operating system could run on almost anything, and Gurbaksh Chahal is sentenced to a year in jail. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Sarah Palin backs Donald Trump but loses political clout

Sarah Palin's latest effort to unseat a Republican leader fell short when House Speaker Paul D. Ryan cruised to a victory in his primary, easily dispatching the insurgent Mrs. Palin had backed.

It's the latest episode in which the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee has seen her star fall as ...

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You Only Have One More Day To Save Big On EDC Knives

Everyday carry knives at not-so-everyday price

Via: The Daily Caller

Another Salesforce acquisition with BeyondCore enterprise analytics grab

BeyondCore Business analytics platform BeyondCore will be officially joining Salesforce, according to a blog post by BeyondCore CEO Arijit Sengupta. BeyondCore is an enterprise analytics tool that bolsters business intelligence with computational and statistical analysis. While Salesforce could have gone fishing and come up with a number of business intelligence companies to buy, BeyondCore was… Read More

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Pennsylvania AG Convicted in Perjury, Obstruction Case: AP

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane convicted on all nine counts in perjury and obstruction case relating to a grand jury leak, AP reports. NOTE: Kane, 50, was once a rising star in state's Democratic party, AP says AP says jurors agreed that Kane leaked information in a 2009 grand jury probe to embarrass a rival prosecutor

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Aetna deals latest blow to Obamacare, pulls out of most markets

In a major blow to Obamacare, one of America's largest health insurers said it was pulling out of most of the insurance markets in which it was participating, citing huge losses in the last quarter.

In a statement Monday, Aetna reported that it had lost $200 million in the second ...

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Election Forecast: This Is Who NBC Thinks Will Win


Via: The Daily Caller

Hangouts On Air moving from Google+ to YouTube Live on September 12

Hangout Google announced today that Hangouts On Air will move from Google+ to YouTube Live on September 12; users will be asked to migrate to YouTube Live. In an email to TechCrunch, Google confirmed that Hangouts on Air isn't shutting down, but will move to YouTube Live. "We're focusing our live streaming efforts on YouTube Live and consolidating our services there,"… Read More

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Trump Would Be 'Ruinous' For U.S. in Asia, GOP Experts Say: FT

A Donald Trump presidency would see the "ruinous marginalization" of U.S. in Asia, senior Republican Asia experts write in open letter, the Financial Times reports. Trump "offers only bluster or preposterous panaceas for Asia -- ideas which, if they ever find their way into policy, will wreck our country's credibility, economy and leadership in very short order," group writes, according to copy of letter seen by FT Signatories incl. former George W. Bush administration officials across White Hou

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Black Lives Matter's anti-Israel platform blindsides Jewish supporters

The Black Lives Matter movement blindsided its Jewish supporters with the recent unveiling of its social and political policy agenda, a far-left manifesto that strays well beyond police brutality and accuses Israel of "genocide" and "apartheid."

"The U.S. justifies and advances the global war on terror via its alliance with ...

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Christian College Sues Obama Admin Over Sex Assault Rules

Title IX smackdown goes to federal court

Via: The Daily Caller

Using artificial intelligence to create invisible UI

humanrobotoverlap We're redefining how we interact with machines and how they interact with us. Advances in AI help make new human-to-machine and machine-to-human interaction possible. Traditional interfaces get simplified, abstracted, hidden — they become ambient, part of everything. The ultimate UI is no UI. Everyone's getting in on it, but few have cracked the code. We must fundamentally… Read More

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Rudy Giuliani forgets about 9/11 attacks while backing Donald Trump

NEW YORK — Rudolph Giuliani, promoting Donald Trump's national security plan, said Monday that in the "eight years before (President Barack) Obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States." That's an apparent omission of the largest terror attack in United States history.


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Syrian Rebels Retake ISIS's Main Recruiting Center

'A lasting defeat'

Via: The Daily Caller

Snapchat is acquiring mobile search app Vurb for $110M+

vurb-battlefield-winner Snapchat could help you organize a night out with friends or get a digest of the day's news thanks to its acquisition of mobile search startup Vurb. TechCrunch caught wind of the impending deal over the weekend and now The Information reports Snapchat will pay $110 million for Vurb plus $75 million in retention bonuses to keep founder and CEO Bobby Lo around. Unfortunately, rewiring… Read More

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What Is the Deadline to Dump Trump?

Mark Halperin and Donny Deutsch discuss the willingness of national Republicans to abandon the GOP nominee on "With All Due Respect."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Gun > Hammer

A Missouri man was forced to shoot his hammer-wielding brother after he attacked him and his own girlfriend on Thursday.

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Colorado voters to consider suicide drugs for terminally ill

DENVER (AP) - Colorado voters this fall will decide whether terminally ill people should be allowed to receive prescriptions for drugs to end their own lives.

The "Medical Aid in Dying" measure was certified Monday as having enough petition signatures to make ballots this fall. It becomes the third citizen ...

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Trump Sued For $5 Million By Members Of His Own Golf Club

Eric Trump likely to testify

Via: The Daily Caller

A message from the Star Tribune

(Scott Johnson) I wrote Star Tribune reporter Maya Rao to ask if there was any chance she would be looking into the story involving the apparent marriage license issued to Ilhan Omar and a man identified as her brother. I couldn't get an answer from the Omar campaign about it. Instead, I got an offensive nonresponse by way of Minneapolis criminal defense attorney Jean Brandl. In my email message I tried to

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Milwaukee Mayor Imposes Curfew Amid Fallout From Police Shooting of Armed Man

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett imposed a 10 p.m. curfew for minors Monday amid unrest following the fatal shooting of an armed black male by a black police officer in the city over the weekend.

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Group asks for probe into mental health policies in prison

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire lawmaker and mental health advocates are asking the federal government to investigate whether it's unjust for people with mental illnesses who haven't been convicted of a crime to receive treatment in prison.

New Hampshire Public Radio ( ) reports that Democratic Rep. Renny ...

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Navajos To Sue EPA For Contaminating Their Water With Mine Waste

'They'll fight us for every penny'

Via: The Daily Caller

Twitter reportedly in talks with Apple to bring its app and NFL games to Apple TV

Apple TV The New York Times reported yesterday that the Twitter app may be coming to Apple TV — and with it, Twitter's live streaming content. If the two companies reach a deal by fall, Apple TV users could potentially watch Twitter's live coverage of NFL games on their screens, since a deal between Twitter and the NFL to live stream the games has already been signed. In an email… Read More

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House GOP lays out case for Hillary Clinton perjury over emails

Two top House Republicans accused Hillary Clinton of appearing to have lied to Congress, laying out a case Monday they said could sustain perjury charges against the former State Department secretary for her use of a secret email server.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz said ...

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Johnny Depp Allegedly Cut Off Part Of His Finger In Jealous Rage

Wow, things are taking a dark turn

Via: The Daily Caller

Rand Paul backs Liz Cheney's primary opponent in Wyoming congressional race

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is urging Wyoming voters to support Leland Christiansen, who squares off against Liz Cheney in a GOP congressional primary in Wyoming Tuesday, taking some indirect shots at former Vice President Dick Cheney, Ms. Cheney's father, in the process.

"We need good, solid conservative Republicans like ...

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Russian Track And Field Athlete Wins Legal Battle, Will Be Lone Representative In Rio

'I am falling victim to those who created a system of manipulating our beautiful sport'

Via: The Daily Caller

On the EU's net neutrality law

MEPS-European-Parliament Certainly, we need to ensure innovation and the room for start-ups to grow. But we also need to acknowledge legitimate traffic management, and the need for infrastructure investment. Read More

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