October 3, 2016

The entrepreneurs behind the new drone economy

shutterstock-capitol-drones The FAA released some staggering numbers as it welcomed Part 107, otherwise known as the rules governing the commercial drone industry in the U.S.: Within one year, they estimate 600,000 drones will be active in commerce in the U.S. But where are the pilots coming from, and what are they going to do with those drones? Read More

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Fox: Why Did Justice Dept Make Immunity Deals With Clinton Aides to Get Devices That Were Government Property?

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Hillary Clinton holds 11-point lead over Donald Trump in Colorado: Monmouth University Poll

Donald Trump received some bad news ahead of his visit to Colorado Monday after a new survey showed Hillary Clinton holds a double-digit lead over him in the state, thanks in part to strong support among minority voters.

The Monmouth University Polling Institute survey found Mrs. Clinton has a 49 ...

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Mark Cuban Slams Trump On Taxes, But May Have Done Similar

Cuban Called Paying Taxes "Patriotic"

Via: The Daily Caller

How to feed the world– with sensors, data and local production

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Today, food and agriculture entrepreneurs took the stage at the White House lawn for SXSL 2016 to discuss the potential and limits of technology to feed a burgeoning world population. According to the most recent available estimates from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 793 million people in the world do not have enough to eat today. And with a… Read More

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Clinton Rips Trump on Taxes, Saying He Represents 'Rigged System'

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said revelations that Republican Donald Trump may have avoided paying federal income taxes for years demonstrate his failures in business and how he's gamed a "rigged system'' that he now claims he wants to change.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Dem Senate Candidate Jason Kander Announces Support for Amnesty

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Court rules states have to accept Syrian refugees

States that refuse to help resettle Syrian refugees are guilty of illegal discrimination, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, delivering a judicial rebuke to GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, who as Indiana's governor had tried to halt Syrian resettlement.

Judge Richard Posner, writing for the three-judge panel of the ...

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MSNBC: Ron Paul Endorsed Jill Stein!!! — Ron Paul: Uhhh, No l Didn't [VIDEO]

'I think there is a little bit of misinformation because I have not endorsed anybody'

Via: The Daily Caller

Amazon bans incentivized reviews tied to free or discounted products

Amazon, the US e-commerce and cloud computing giant is said to hire 1,000 people in Poland. The company already hires almost 5,000 people in Poland and has service centers in Gdansk, Wroclaw and Poznan ON 14 April 2016. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Amazon is making a significant change to its Community Guidelines, announced today, which will eliminate any incentivized reviews, except for those that emerge from within its own Amazon Vine program. This program allows Amazon – not the seller or vendor – to identify trusted reviewers, and has a number of controls in place in order to keep bias out of the review process. Amazon… Read More

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Clinton, Trump Tied in North Carolina: Bloomberg Poll

Bloomberg Politics' Sahil Kapur reports on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's run for the White House. Kapur speaks on "Bloomberg Markets."  (Source: Bloomberg)

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Biden: 'Embarrassing' That My Net Worth Is Less Than Socialist Sanders

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Joe Biden blasts Donald Trump for avoiding federal income taxes

Vice President Joseph R. Biden slammed Donald Trump Monday for not paying federal income taxes, seizing on a report that the Republican nominee may have taken advantage of a loophole to avoid tax payments for 18 years.

"He says, 'I didn't pay any federal taxes' — possibly for more than ...

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Watch The Black Hawk Down Helicopter Crash That Kicked Off The Battle Of Mogadishu 23 Years Ago [VIDEO]

It's incredible.

Via: The Daily Caller

White House's SXSL shows what it's like to be in the criminal justice system

sxsl The criminal justice system in our country is broken. Just imagine if technologists put their resources and knowledge toward solving some of our country's biggest issues, instead of toward the next dating app. Today at South by South Lawn, the White House's first-ever festival of art, ideas and action, I got a glimpse of what that world might look like. My first stop was to… Read More

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Clinton, Trump Neck and Neck in North Carolina: Bloomberg Poll

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are locked in a close race in North Carolina, a politically and racially polarized battleground where the Democratic presidential nominee is struggling to match the share of black voters President Barack Obama won in 2012.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Academic Absurdity of the Week: Skorting the Truth?

(Steven Hayward) Back when the abomination of "Casual Friday" was degrading the professional workplace, I remember there was lively debate about whether "skorts" (would you believe there's no Wikipedia entry for "skorts"?) met the guidelines for acceptable casual wear. Never fear, academia is here, 20 years late, offering this gem of analysis appearing in the journal Cultural Studies: Sporting a Skort: The Biopolitics of Materiality M. Katie Flanagan, Florida State University Abstract This

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Clinton Campaign Cancels Events With Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton's campaign announced Sunday night that it had cancelled joint events with both Clinton and her former primary rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.).

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New York AG issues cease-and-desist notice to Trump's charitable foundation

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a cease-and-desist order Monday against Donald Trump's charity foundation after learning it is not property registered with the state.

Mr. Trump's lawyers received a "notice of violation" that said the Donald J. Trump Foundation lacks the certification required to solicit funds as a ...

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Millions In Outside Legal Spending Not Big Enough To Monitor, HUD Decides

HUD bureaucrats think half a billion dollars is pennies

Via: The Daily Caller

Faraday Future partners with Chevy Bolt-supplier LG Chem on batteries

Faraday Future concept car CES 2016 How do you prove you're serious about making electric cars? A partnership with one of the suppliers currently producing batteries at scale for shipping vehicles is a good start. Faraday Future announced such a union today, with a new agreement with LG Chem, the lithium-ion cell manufacturer that provides the powerhouses for vehicles including the Chevrolet Bolt EV. The partnership… Read More

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Senate GOP Cmte Cancels Remaining Wisconsin Ad Buy: Politico

Natl Republican Senatorial Cmte's cancellation of remaining ad purchase frees $800k to spend elsewhere, Politico reports. Story on Sept. 21: Democrat Russ Feingold leads incumbent GOP Sen. Ron Johnson 47%-41%

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Obama Admin Secretly Scouted U.S. Cities to Move Gitmo Terrorists

The Obama administration secretly used taxpayer dollars to fund an official inspection of several U.S. cities as possible locations to move terrorist inmates currently being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in violation of federal law, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

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Donald Trump revealed $900 million business loss in '97 book

Long before it became a story in the presidential campaign, Donald Trump's $900 million-plus business setback in the early 1990s was revealed by Mr. Trump himself in a book.

In "The Art of the Comeback," published in 1997, Mr. Trump told of his net worth plummeting into a deep hole. ...

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Federal Investigators Rip DC Metro For Improvising Train Schedules In Repair Zones

'Passengers offloaded at two stations in a row'

Via: The Daily Caller

Google Docs for life sciences startup Benchling raises $7 million in growth capital from Thrive Capital

science lab Benchling, a biotech company out of Y Combinator providing cloud-based software for researchers, tells TechCrunch it has raised $7 million in growth funding to continue creating tools to help the science community access research from big pharma and other leaders in the space. You might think of Benchling as the Google Docs portion of the life sciences industry. While IT solutions software… Read More

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Trump Says He'll Be Tough on Breaches After Tax Leak

Donald Trump says as president he would create a joint task force to "crush" cyber attacks, rooting them out like law enforcement rooted out the mafia. Trump says cybersecurity is "one more area where the Obama administration has failed," speaking in Herndon Va., to veterans group just two days after his 1995 tax returns were reported says "those who violate classification rules will be held responsible to the fullest extent of the law." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Wikileaks Cancels Tuesday Announcement Over Security Concerns

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Sunday cancelled a planned public appearance in London in what was believed to be an announcement of more documents relating to Hillary Clinton.

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Ex-congressman's sentencing on hold amid bribery appeal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The sentencing of a longtime Pennsylvania congressman is on hold this week while his lawyers appeal his bribery conviction in the wake of a pivotal Supreme Court ruling.

Lawyers for former Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia say the high court narrowed the definition of bribery in ...

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NASA Moves Beyond Women And Muslims, Holds Hispanic Outreach Event

'Highlight the contributions of Hispanics to NASA's mission and their incredible personal stories'

Via: The Daily Caller

Heek is a chatbot that can build you a website

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-11-32-21-am A startup called Heek wants to make building websites as simple as chatting over text and answering a few questions. Using a conversational interface, the bot asks you questions about yourself, your business and your site, then lets you click to see different designs you can customize to meet your needs. The bot will even prompt you to save your work, as you get further into the site… Read More

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