Ahead of Chair Vote, DNC Fails to Reinstate Obama-era Rule Banning Lobbying Cash Before the voting could get underway at a DNC meeting held in Atlanta over who should head the party structure as chairperson, members of the DNC had to first decide whether or not they would reinstate Obama-era rules which barred the party from accepting money from lobbyists. After contentious debate, the party ultimately elected against reinstating…"DNC Keeps Cash"
NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star Feb. 22, 2017 RELEASE 17-015 This illustration shows the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Scientists using the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground-based telescopes have discovered that there are seven Earth-size planets in the system. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech View this and many more images, as well as several videos, in an extensive multimedia gallery highlighting this…"7 New Planets!"
Trump Moon’s Press & Other Lunarcy 2/25/2017 Sidney Samsara _Inside Agitators Friday Feb 24 White House press secretary Sean Spicer banned reporters from CNN, Politico, BuzzFeed as well as the the Los Angeles and New York Times from attending a non-televised briefing, but gave access to a number of other reporters, including those representing conservative outlets. A lot of folks could see this coming like a train down the tracks. First media outlets cease coverage…Click here for reuse options!
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If Republicans in Arizona’s senate have their way, police in that state could soon have the power to seize assets and property from protesters, the Arizona Capitol Times reports. From a February 22 article: Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn bad — even before anything actually happened. SB1142 expands the state’s racketeering…"First Amendment?"
Microbes survived inside giant cave crystals for up to 50,000 years BOSTON — Microbes found stowed inside giant crystals in caves in Chihuahua, Mexico, may have survived there for tens of thousands of years. The microorganisms, which appear to be vastly different from nearly all life-forms found on Earth, offer a good indication of how resilient life can be in extremely harsh environments, including those found on other planets. “These organisms are so extraordinary,” astrobiologist Penelope Boston…"Giant Cave Crystals"
As many of you know Bethesda has not released new Fallout game since 2016 and Elder Scrolls since 2011, so you may be wondering “When will Bethesda release there new Fallout/Elder Scrolls game?” Pete Hines from Bethesda has clearly stated “They’re not a two-button vending machine, where first we press Elder Scrolls and then we press Fallout, and then we press Elder Scrolls and then we press Fallout.” So it sound like they are getting…Click here for reuse options!
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Deep State? Trump Replaces Flynn with Boss of Super Secret CIA Surveillance Contractor. Mike Flynn’s out. He resigned as Trump’s advisor this evening after a chorus of calls for him to step down for an alleged relationship with the Russians. This fits the narrative used by Democrats since the election: Putin and the Russians influenced the vote somehow, although nobody can tell us how exactly. Trump and his supporters are in league with them, according…"Trump Replaces Flynn"
Guess Who Got Two Giant Windfalls This Week? Millionaires! On the day that millionaires got a pass from paying Social Security taxes, they also got a special gift from the Republican Senate: Mick Mulvaney’s confirmation as head of the Office of Management and Budget. The Senate has confirmed Donald Trump’s pick for White House Budget Director, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, in a 51-49 vote. Senator John…"Who Got Two Giant Windfalls?"
Embattled Democrats Look To Bernie Sanders To Save Them Senators like Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer are terrified that they could face the same kind of backlash that Republicans are facing during meetings with their constituents, so they’ve devised a plan to avoid it: They’ll just ask Bernie Sanders to tell people not to protest. Good luck with that. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses…"Democrats Look to Sanders"
Dwarf planet Ceres contains the necessary ingredients for life, new data suggest. From ScienceNews NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has detected organic compounds on Ceres — the first concrete proof of organics on an object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. This material probably originated on the dwarf planet itself, the researchers report in the Feb. 17 Science. The discovery of organic compounds, the building blocks of life, adds to the growing body of…"Organics Found on Ceres"
CIA espionage orders for the last French presidential election From WikiLeaks.org All major French political parties were targeted for infiltration by the CIA’s human (“HUMINT”) and electronic (“SIGINT”) spies in the seven months leading up to France’s 2012 presidential election. The revelations are contained within three CIA tasking orders published today by WikiLeaks as context for its forth coming CIA Vault 7 series. Named specifically as targets are the French Socialist Party (PS), the National…"Exporting Election Fraud"
HELEN CHRISTOPHI February 15, 2017 from: Courthouse News OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) — Attorneys for Twitter told a federal judge Tuesday that the government violated the First Amendment by barring it from publishing its own information about a federal surveillance program.U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers grilled both sides during an arduous 90-minute hearing that ended in an impasse. “One of the things that is quite clear from your briefs is that you…"Twitter Takes USA to Task on Surveillance"
In today’s ‘See Something, Say Something’ society, doing the ‘pee pee dance’ while waiting for a bus is grounds for police action — at least that’s what a woman in Austin thought when she called the cops on a dancing man. Unfortunately, for the dancing man, police would also perceive his harmless behavior as a threat and move to neutralize it. This latest instance of ridiculous police brutality was captured on video Tuesday outside of an Austin…"4 Cops Taser, Beat, and Arrest"
Backing Wall Street,GOP Moves To Stop States From Helping Workers Republicans have long campaigned on “states rights” promises — but in the opening days of the new Congress, GOP leaders are working to help the party’s financial industry donors try to block states from providing workers with low-cost retirement savings options. This week, Republican Reps. Tim Walberg (MI) and Francis Rooney (FL) introduced legislation to rescind…"GOP To Stop Helping Workers"
February 6, 2017 Note to readers: This is the latest entry in Super Baby DonDon’s diary. The series imagines that President Donald Trump has the emotional make-up of a five-year-old and confides his deepest thoughts-such as they are-to Andrew Feinberg, and to readers, every day. In his private moments, he always thinks of himself as Super…"The So-Called Resistance"
Bottlesmoker: an Indonesian Electronic Duo that lives by the Internet Jennie Rose Halperin February 1, 2017 Indonesian electronic duo Bottlesmoker has been making DIY, “open source” music since 2005. Founding members Angkuy and Nobie are the brains behind this rebellious, alternative project, blending and bending genre and expectation through their uncompromising approach. Their music is fun, danceable, and truly a product of the internet – a “let’s do it together” collaborative approach to music making…"Bottlesmoker"
by Jay Syrmopoulos Phoenix, AZ – The nanny/security state has reared its ugly head, again — this time in the form of a new law that requires passengers in a vehicle to carry identification – with violators facing up to four months in jail and a $750 dollar fine. Last week, HB 2305 was introduced by Rep. Anthony Kern (R-Dist. 20), in hopes of reinstating an Arizona law that was struck down in 2002 after…"Jail Passengers for 4 Months"
Beyond Science Fiction: Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Human Wrongs Watch By Jonathan Drake* 4 January 2017 (openDemocracy)* – Artificial Intelligence is growing at rapid pace, and so are significant ethical and human rights dilemmas. “You are worse than a fool; you have no care for your species. For thousands of years men dreamed of pacts with demons. Only now are such things possible.” When William Gibson wrote those words in his groundbreaking 1984, novel Neuromancer, artificial…"Beyond Science Fiction"
This weekend, Cards Against Humanity purchased an ad during the Super Bowl, the most-watched American television broadcast of the year, reaching 114.4 million viewers. Cards Against Humanity is known as an innovator in the games space, and we saw an opportunity to apply our unique brand of “outside the box” thinking to the old-fashioned world of Super Bowl commercials. While we succeeded creatively, the advertisement showed a disappointing return on investment ($0), and we…"Why Our Super Bowl Ad Failed"
Above Photo: Because activists tend to conflate our legal rights with our actual human rights, we doggedly pursue age-old strategies because “it is what it is.” We must stop this. (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Unions At Lowest Levels In Decades—To Gain Power We Must Stop Following Rules By Shaun Richman, www.inthesetimes.com February 7th, 2017 If Donald Trump’s first week as president wasn’t depressing enough, Thursday brought a report that showed union…"Unions At Lowest Levels In Decades"
We’re stumbling toward success at a rapid rate! Today we make our historic first (real) post and It’s one small step for IA and one giant leap for overly large folks who are trying to climb over their coffee table or milk crate to click another tab. We’re still laboring to overcome the many technical obstacles that lay between us and development of the site, like the alphabet soup of computer coding such as HTML,…Click here for reuse options!
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