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A leading Russian politician may have just revealed the biggest Russian military secret. Or just invented a non-existent weapon system while ranting about how powerful the country is during a political talk show. Read Full Article at RT.com
In a lengthy interview broadcast on Sunday evening, Leslie Stahl presented Donald Trump a long series of questions. Though she occasionally got answers—many of them unrelated to what was asked—and many of those answers were deeply laced with equal parts ignorance and arrogance, the most horrifying part of the whole event was how familiar it all seemed. 60 Minutes with Donald Trump seemed much like every other minute with Donald Trump. And that’s a problem. In all the questions she asked, Stahl discovered … nothing, really. Trump hates the press. We knew that. Trump is ready to claim that he knows more about science than the scientists. We knew that. He says he understands the military better than his generals. We knew that. When pressed on any issue he resorts to attacking the “unfairness” of the press rather than provide a straight answer. We knew that. Though the interview did serve as a reminder of Trump’s readiness to pretend to knowledge he doesn’t have, his utter inability to admit the truth even when caught in an obvious lie, and his horrifying incoherence in attempting to describe even the simplest facets of policy, there was perhaps just one moment that broke through. Pressed beyond multiple repetitions of whining about the media’s meanness, Trump declared “I’m president, and you’re not.” Besides being the only, regrettably, truthful thing said during the interview, the phrasing adopted the self-serving arrogance of a first-season Saturday Night Live in-joke. Then and now, it was a statement meant to dismiss all questions by declaring a post-Papal level of infallibility. The only difference is that when Chevy Chase said it, it was funny. Besides the reliable level of lies, the most notable thing about Trump’s responses was just how empty they were. The press is unfair… somehow. Politicians are deceptive … in some way. Negotiations with other countries are hard … sometimes. The level of detail behind any of Trump’s statements was such that all of the facts revealed in the interview could be inscribed on the head of a pen. With a crayon. The worst thing about Trump’s 60 Minutes interview was that it showed how statements that in the past would have resulted in 60 Minutes reporters following up, cracking down, and ultimately confronting someone who was shamefacedly forced to admit their lies, simply … went past. Trump’s lies and exaggerations have become so vast and commonplace that Stahl barely blinked at blatantly untrue declarations again and again. Trump didn’t just pass one enormous lie and misstatement after another, he made them boring.
Campaign Action More than 80 days past a federal judge’s reunification order, the children are still not with their parents. Monday, October 15, marks 81 days since Judge Dana Sabraw ordered the Trump administration to reunite the thousands of migrant children who were kidnapped from the arms of parents at the southern border, yet 136 kids continue to remain under U.S. custody. Of those 136 kids, three are age 5 or under, according to the most recent numbers available from the administration. The parents of 96 kids have already been deported. Of those children, two are age 5 or under. It may have fallen off the front pages of newspapers, but family separation remains a crisis. This, much like the record number of migrant children overall jailed by the U.S., is a crisis of the administration’s own making. Trump officials chose to make family separation at the border official policy, contrary to Department of Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen’s numerous—and shameless—lies. During a peaceful protest in front of her home last week, advocates chanted “families belong together” in front of a cot holding stuffed animals. “Every night Sec. Nielsen gets to go to sleep with her family, in the safety of her home,” tweeted Helen Brosnan of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, one of the demonstrators at the action. “You know who goes to sleep alone, traumatized, and scared? Children ripped from their families at the border. How does she sleep at night? We showed up at her house to make sure she doesn’t.” We need a Democratic Congress that will hold Kirstjen Nielsen accountable. Help GOTV by signing up to write letters to unlikely voters in key districts.
Oh, here's another shameless Republican who insists that he would never ever endanger someone else's health care, because people he personally loves could get hurt. Because that's what Republicans do: they lie. xMy wife is Type 1 diabetic. My mother is a cancer survivor. My brother has a heart condition. Covering pre-existing conditions is personal to me. And itÃ¢ÂÂs the right thing to do. As long as IÃ¢ÂÂm governor, people with pre-existing conditions will always be covered.— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) October 15, 2018 Yep, that's Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker who is on the verge of seeing his political career finally end (except for the inevitable Fox News contract), thanks to a robust challenge from Democrat Tony Evers. What Walker is so conveniently leaving out here is that he personally «approved Wisconsin's participation in a multi-state lawsuit to try and overturn the ACA.» That's the lawsuit that the Trump administration has joined in on, explicitly calling for protections for pre-existing health conditions to be declared unconstitutional. In fact, «Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has conceded [the suit] would end the law's provisions on pre-existing conditions.» But Walker okayed it anyway. He's trying to pretend that away by hawking a state bill that would supposedly insure people with pre-existing conditions, but which health care experts say can't work without the federal safeguards in the ACA he's trying to overturn. «It's like trying to replace a dam in a river with a couple of rocks,» said Karen Pollitz, a senior fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, D.C. of the state bill. «The bad behavior will just kind of go around the barrier that you put up.» All of the protections in the ACA—the federal subsidies that make insurance affordable for most people, the essential health benefits that have to be covered, the major medical coverage, the banning of annual and lifetime caps on coverage—all that would be gone and Wisconsin's so-called replacement bill wouldn't save it. Knowing all that, it's a wonder Walker's entire family hasn't appeared in ads for Evers. Want to help Democrats vote but unsure how? Try this: click here, enter your zip code, and RSVP for a volunteer shift. Please give $1 to Evers and to each of the other Democrats running for governor to end Republican extremism.
The Metropolitan Republican Club of Manhattan brought in a hate group leader to give a speech and is now insisting that that was a great decision and the club is in no way responsible for the hate group’s members attacking and beating anti-racist protesters while leaving the event. Gavin McInnes, the leader of the “Proud Boys,” was invited to the Republican venue to “reenact the samurai sword assassination of Japanese socialist leader Inejiro Asanuma,” because of course. The Proud Boys are “western chauvinists” (read: white supremacists) whose initiation ceremony includes being punched by current members and who showed up at the white supremacist riot in Charlottesville in 2017. As a group of their members (and a few skinheads) left the McInnes speech, they were apparently hassled by protesters and responded with a vicious attack carried out while screaming homophobic and other slurs. Three anti-racist protesters were arrested while the violent white supremacists were let go, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill De Blasio say that police hate crimes investigators are looking into the attack. Through it all, the Metropolitan Republican Club wishes for—nay, demands, for we are talking about entitled white people—your pity. “We’re the victims here,” said the club’s president. And: “We do invite speakers to the Club with differing political points of view — some we agree with and some which we do not. But we are staunch supporters of the 1st Amendment,” club officials said in a statement on Sunday night. “We want to foster civil discussion, but never endorse violence. Gavin’s talk on Friday night, while at times was politically incorrect and a bit edgy, was certainly not inciting violence.” He is the leader of a violent hate group. His First Amendment rights did not demand that you invite him to speak at your club, and once you do so, you assume some responsibility for the outcome. Even your Upper East Side establishment Republicans are cuddling up to racist hate groups these days, as a measure of how far gone the Republican Party is.
Russia’s government has received a bill that would lift its current ban on poppy plant cultivation. If approved, the law would allow for the mass domestic manufacture of opiate-based medicines. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Gandhi scion lambasted the present multi-slab GST, saying it has «ruined» the small shopkeepers in the country.
The minister visited Odisha#39;s coal belt to inspect mining operations in both the Ib Valley and Talcher coalfields of MCL.
Scoot and Skip roll out in San Francisco but Lime, Uber, Spin and Lyft aren't happy about it.
We've already driven it, but we still have no idea what it looks like.
Welcome home this autonomous robot, who'll answer your questions and play games.
Huawei will try to tackle Samsung's Galaxy Note 9.
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we're celebrating the achievements of astronaut Ellen Ochoa and other Hispanic astronauts and professionals at NASA. Floating upside down and reading a checklist may not be how most of us perform the day's work, but it was for Ochoa on Space Shuttle Discovery's STS-96 mission.
Experimental results suggest that dogs have at least a rudimentary neural representation of meaning for words they have been taught, differentiating words they have heard before from those they have not.
To forge nanodiamonds, which have potential applications in medicine, optoelectronics and quantum computing, researchers expose organic explosive molecules to powerful detonations in a controlled environment. These explosive forces, however, make it difficult to study the nanodiamond formation process. To overcome this hurdle, researchers recently developed a procedure and a computer model that can simulate the highly variable conditions of explosions on phenomenally short time scales.
Mice can be used to study the neural circuits underlying complex decision-making, suggests an analysis of more than 500,000 mouse decisions.
Sweet and bitter flavors are identified as soon as they are tasted, according to human neural and behavioral data. The study provides new insight into how the brain rapidly detects and discriminates between potentially nutritious and toxic substances.
Researchers have taken an important step toward what may become a new approach to restore the hearing loss. In a new study scientists have been able to regrow the sensory hair cells found in the cochlea -- a part of the inner ear -- that converts sound vibrations into electrical signals and can be permanently lost due to age or noise damage.
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on recovery efforts after Hurricane Michael (all times local): 12:15 p.m. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have arrived in Florida to survey damage in the state as well in Georgia from Hurricane Michael. Trump landed Monday at Eglin Air Force ...
EUREKA, Mo. (AP) - Six people have managed to spend 30 hours in coffins as part of a ghoulish promotion at Six Flags St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that each won their coffin, two season passes and other prizes. The challenge started Saturday afternoon with a "laying ...
Istanbul-based collective oddviz uses photogrammetry to documents the world in three dimensions. By merging together aerial and ground-level images, the team is able to form high resolution representations of humans, landscapes, and objects to preserve their position and appearance in a web, video, or virtual reality-based medium. For their latest project, Inventory, the team captured elements from urban infrastructure that are often found covered with tags, graffiti, and stickers. More
MIT engineers are taking cues from plantlife to create a new polymer that “grows” through a chemical reaction with carbon dioxide. The material, a synthetic gel-like substance designed by a team of chemical […] The post Self-Healing Material ‘Grows’ Through Reaction With Carbon Dioxide appeared first on Geek.com.
Remedy has a reputation for producing highly cinematic, story-driven games. Titles like Max Payne, Alan Wake, and Quantum Break made players feel as if they were experiencing an interactive movie or TV series. […] The post Supernatural Forces: Interview With Control’s Courtney Hope and Sam Lake appeared first on Geek.com.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and head coach Dirk Koetter knew that a change needed to be made following a three-game losing streak. While Koetter himself might still get his walking papers at some point this season, he appears to be safe for now. Instead, the Buccaneers have reportedly fired defensive coordinator Mike Smith. This comes with Tampa Bay having given up 112 total points during its current three-game losing streak. Overall, the team ranks 31st in total defense and dead last in points allowed. Having made Smith the highest-paid defensive coordinator in the NFL back in 2016, this has to be seen as a major failure for Koetter and Co. Remember, this defense finished dead last in total yards allowed a season ago. Smith, 59, was previously the head coach of the division-rival Atlanta Falcons from 2008-14, leading the team to four playoff appearances in the process. He’ll now be looking for another gig.
On Sunday night during the heated battle between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots, a Patriots fan disgraced the team by throwing beer all over Tyreek Hill after he scored the game-tying touchdown late in the fourth quarter. The Patriots released a statement Monday in which they say that fan has been identified, and that the matter has been turned over to local law enforcement. Additionally, that fan will no longer be allowed to attend any future events at Gillette Stadium going forward. Hill has since said the attack did not bother him. That being said, it was still a very bad look and reflected poorly on the entire organization’s fan base, which is why it’s important that the Patriots took such a hard line here.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The LA 2028 organizing and U.S. Olympic committees have named former U.S. soccer executive Kathy Carter to lead their marketing team. Carter will be responsible for cutting sponsorship and hospitality deals expected to raise more than $5 billion through the end of the 2028 Olympics. She ...
Almirola needed this win, not just to cement his spot in the next round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, but for himself. He needed a reminder why he was asked to join Stewart-Haas Racing before the start of the season – and even though they may never have asked Almirola for one, he wanted to give his team a reminder of why they chose him. Almirola has had no slouch of a ... Keep reading
Some wondered if the South Florida heat may have been the reason Khalil Mack had his quietest game of the season against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, but apparently the star pass-rusher was playing through significant pain. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Mack injured his ankle during the Chicago Bears’ 31-28 overtime loss. Mack, who rarely comes off the field, played on only 62 of 78 defensive snaps. He failed to record a sack for the first time this season and had just two tackles. Bears head coach Matt Nagy said Sunday that the team will know more about the injury in the coming days, but Mack downplayed it. Chicago’s defense has been dominant for much of the season, and the addition of Mack is arguably the biggest reason for that. On Sunday, they allowed the Dolphins to score 31 points despite Brock Osweiler drawing the start for an injured Ryan Tannehill. The result was extremely surprising, and you have to wonder if it would have been different had Mack not gotten hurt.
Baker Mayfield suffered an ankle injury in Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Chargers that may have played a role in his poor performance, but it does not sound like anything too serious. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported on Monday that Mayfield should be able to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next weekend despite dealing with a sprain. After playing well enough to lead the Cleveland Browns to an upset win over the Baltimore Ravens last week, Mayfield took a step back on Sunday. He completed just 22-of-46 passes for 238 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Since mobility is such a big part of his game, it makes sense that he struggled after tweaking his ankle.