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Netflix is Launching New ‘Altered Carbon’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ Anime Series

Netflix is stepping up its streaming game with new, binge-worthy anime series set to debut next year. On Wednesday, Netflix announced five new Netflix Originals anime series at “See What’s Next: Asia,” its […] The post Netflix is Launc

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Defense Department proposes paying for Trump's racist wall by screwing over military families

In Donald Trump’s never-ending quest to find funding for his racist wall, his Defense Department is now proposing: … shifting funds away from projects that include $1.2 billion for schools, childcare centers and other facilities for military children,
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Defense Department proposes paying for Trump's racist wall by screwing over military families

In Donald Trump’s never-ending quest to find funding for his racist wall, his Defense Department is now proposing: … shifting funds away from projects that include $1.2 billion for schools, childcare centers and other facilities for military children, according to a list it has provided to lawmakers. Oh. Way to support the troops, Don.  The Pentagon insists that this “does not mean that the project will, in fact, be used” to fund Trump’s red-meat-to-the-base wall … so, why make the proposal in the first place. 

Anti-vaxxers on both right and left are endangering Americans with ignorance

It’s been a banner week for anti-vax, anti-science, anti-sense information that is anti-American in the most fundamental sense: because it directly threatens the health and lives of Americans. And unfortunately, one of the most prominent voices for anti-va
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Anti-vaxxers on both right and left are endangering Americans with ignorance

It’s been a banner week for anti-vax, anti-science, anti-sense information that is anti-American in the most fundamental sense: because it directly threatens the health and lives of Americans. And unfortunately, one of the most prominent voices for anti-vax on the left is contributing to this threat in a way that could raise the body count as much as those on the right could. On Thursday, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin let it be known that he had intentionally exposed his nine children to chickenpox rather than give any of them the chickenpox vaccine. Bevins was smugly proud of this, explaining that “it all turned out fine.” Except that it didn’t, because this exposure set his children up to develop shingles later in life, a condition that can be not only extremely painful, but potentially disabling or blinding. And that’s far from the limit of what might have happened, or what might still happen.  Chickenpox may strike children, but it’s not kid’s stuff. Previous to the development of the vaccine, nearly 13,000 Americans ended up hospitalized each year for complications related to chickenpox. Between 100 and 150 of them died. The availability of the vaccine dropped the number of deaths by 87 percent, but in encouraging people to not get vaccinated, Bevin in setting up a situation that could easily—easily—lead to increased deaths, disability, and disfigurement.  Unfortunately, he’s not alone. And his companions in attempting to murder Americans via ignorance aren’t limited to parents who refuse vaccines for measles or whooping cough because they’ve been falsely convinced of a nonexistent link between vaccines and autism. On Thursday, Robert Kennedy Jr. used the prominence of his family name—again—to suggest that there’s a connection between increased rates of anxiety and depression among American teens and the Gardasil vaccine. This vaccine protects Americans, both men and women, from developing life-threatening cancers caused by human papillomavirus. In particular, these viruses are a leading cause of cervical cancer in women. In the United States, there are an estimated 24 million active cases of papillomavirus infection, leading to between 100,000 and 200,000 cases of cervical cancer each year, and around 12,000 deaths. Anti-vaxxers made the Gardasil vaccine a target shortly after it became available, using claims of toxicity and playing off parents’ fears that the vaccine would somehow license young people to be “more sexually active.” Those claims have already resulted in decreased use of the vaccine in some areas, and have made the effort to deploy the medication more difficult. Even the most casual Google search for information on papillomavirus or cervical cancer is likely to turn up false information on “the dangers of vaccines.”

Morning Digest: Here's the first of many GOP ads trying to demonize AOC as a socialist hobgoblin

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Lead
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Morning Digest: Here's the first of many GOP ads trying to demonize AOC as a socialist hobgoblin

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● NC-03: Expect plenty more like this over the next million years: a Republican ad that tries to turn New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez into a scary socialist bogeyman (bogeywoman?). Michele Nix, a vice-chair of the North Carolina GOP and one of 17 Republicans desperately trying to distinguish themselves in the special election primary for the state's 3rd Congressional District, has launched a spot in which she snipes that AOC «has the media» and «has the followers,» but «bless her heart, she has some terrible ideas.» For those of you unfamiliar, «bless your heart» is ordinarily a passive-aggressive Southern insult designed to cloak contempt beneath a veneer of gentility. It's goofy to use here, though, because Nix is open in her hostility: «Guaranteeing government jobs for some, while killing small-town jobs for others» is what Ocasio-Cortez's platform amounts to, she gripes. «Her 'green deal' is a bad deal for North Carolina.» Nix concludes, «I'll stand up to socialism. Congress needs a good strong dose of conservative, mature common sense»—which sounds like a jab at the 29-year-old congresswoman's age. This isn't the first GOP advertisement this year to reference AOC—Republican D. Raja, who's running in an April 2 special election for the Pennsylvania state Senate, splashed her photo on-screen alongside those of Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders—but it's the first we've seen that makes her the centerpiece. We'll soon see if it works—and whether Nix's rivals try to imitate her.

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Reforming the Electoral College, waiting for the Mueller report and more

We begin today’s roundup with several pieces outlining why it’s time to fix our broken Electoral College system. First up, Nate Cohn at The New York Times: The true quirkiness of the Electoral College comes from how states award their votes, not how man
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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Reforming the Electoral College, waiting for the Mueller report and more

We begin today’s roundup with several pieces outlining why it’s time to fix our broken Electoral College system. First up, Nate Cohn at The New York Times: The true quirkiness of the Electoral College comes from how states award their votes, not how many votes each state has: It’s (largely) winner-take-all. [...] The winner-take-all bias that elevates the battleground states overruns all of the other biases. If the big states were close and competitive, the big states would decide our elections — as they did until fairly recently. In 1888, another time there was a split between the popular vote and the Electoral College, the candidate who prevailed (Benjamin Harrison) swept the nation’s largest states — including its largest, New York, by one percentage point.  [...] What’s so interesting is that this defining feature is largely unintended.  It’s not specified in the Constitution. [...] If states chose to, they could devise an electoral system that better reflected the popular vote. They could award their electors in proportion to the statewide popular vote, or to the winner of the national popular vote, as some states have sought to do through an interstate compact. 

Cartoon: @DevinNunesLawyers

x Vimeo Video Well, California Rep. Devin Nunes’ marketing campaign to boost the visibility of the Twitter account of Devin Nunes’ Cow succeeded fabulously. In the five hours or so that has passed since I took the screenshot of the @DevinCow page for t
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Cartoon: @DevinNunesLawyers

x Vimeo Video Well, California Rep. Devin Nunes’ marketing campaign to boost the visibility of the Twitter account of Devin Nunes’ Cow succeeded fabulously. In the five hours or so that has passed since I took the screenshot of the @DevinCow page for this animation, the parody account has added around 70,000 followers. Before Nunes sued his imaginary cow’s Twitter account, it had a grand total of 1,204 followers. Nunes seems to have no grasp of satire, parody, free speech and, um, intelligence. (Which is a tad ironic given that he is the former chair of the House Intelligence Committee.) This story is about more than just a little Twitter dispute and a frivolous lawsuit, Nunes is one of President Trump’s staunchest defenders and errand boys in Congress. There is more to the humble “dairy farmer” story than meets the eye. And let’s not forget Nunes’ more important claim to fame, his night time Uber ride that ended in a desperate attempt to protect the Trump corruption crew from investigation(s). Enjoy the cartoon, and stop by my Patreon page for goodies, behind-the-scenes videos and more!

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Jaguar Land Rover wins case against Jiangling Motors in China

The court ruled that all sales, manufacturing and marketing of the Landwind vehicle must stop immediately and Jaguar Land Rover be paid compensation.
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Jaguar Land Rover wins case against Jiangling Motors in China

The court ruled that all sales, manufacturing and marketing of the Landwind vehicle must stop immediately and Jaguar Land Rover be paid compensation.

India gold demand eases as traders defer buying; Singapore supply dips

Gold imports in February fell 10.81 percent from the same period last year to $2.58 billion, trade ministry data showed earlier this month.
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India gold demand eases as traders defer buying; Singapore supply dips

Gold imports in February fell 10.81 percent from the same period last year to $2.58 billion, trade ministry data showed earlier this month.

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Respondology helps brands and influencers hide toxic comments

“Don’t read the comments” is one of those cliches that sticks around because it’s absolutely true. But a st If you’ve spent but Respondology is working tochange that; started out by building but it built tools to help hide trolli
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Respondology helps brands and influencers hide toxic comments

“Don’t read the comments” is one of those cliches that sticks around because it’s absolutely true. But a st If you’ve spent but Respondology is working tochange that; started out by building but it built tools to help hide trollish or hateful commentary; quote; to be clear, that’s not instead it’s working with individual brands […]

Spinning Star Hurtles Through Space at 2.5 Million Mph After Swift Kick from Supernova

One of the fastest-moving pulsars ever has been discovered careening away from a supernova so quickly it will eventually escape the Milky Way.
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Spinning Star Hurtles Through Space at 2.5 Million Mph After Swift Kick from Supernova

One of the fastest-moving pulsars ever has been discovered careening away from a supernova so quickly it will eventually escape the Milky Way.

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/21/2019

AstroPi: Today the crew transferred the AstroPi IR (infrared) unit to the Node 2 window in support of the upcoming European AstroPi Challenge.  In this challenge, students and young people are offered the opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in s
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ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/21/2019

AstroPi: Today the crew transferred the AstroPi IR (infrared) unit to the Node 2 window in support of the upcoming European AstroPi Challenge.  In this challenge, students and young people are offered the opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in space by writing computer programs that run on Astro Pi’s  special Raspberry Pi computers aboard ISS.  Students can …

North Korea’s new website and pro rata rights

From Extra Crunch We have published the transcript for Brian Heater’s conference call on robotics. Arman published report reviews on China’s luxury goods and consumer spending as well as on perceptions of automation in Europe. We have Lucas Matney and Eri
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North Korea’s new website and pro rata rights

From Extra Crunch We have published the transcript for Brian Heater’s conference call on robotics. Arman published report reviews on China’s luxury goods and consumer spending as well as on perceptions of automation in Europe. We have Lucas Matney and Eric Peckham scheduled for today at 3pm EST / noon PST discussing GDC on our […]

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USPS Celebrates Apollo 11 Anniversary With New Stamps

It’s been nearly 50 years since Neil Armstrong took the first small step on the Moon. To commemorate the historic milestone, the U.S. Postal Service this week unveiled two stamp designs celebrating the […] The post USPS Celebrates Apollo 11 Annive
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USPS Celebrates Apollo 11 Anniversary With New Stamps

It’s been nearly 50 years since Neil Armstrong took the first small step on the Moon. To commemorate the historic milestone, the U.S. Postal Service this week unveiled two stamp designs celebrating the […] The post USPS Celebrates Apollo 11 Anniversary With New Stamps appeared first on Geek.com.

Watch 20 Minutes of Ads to Earn Free Movie Tickets

Summer blockbusters and Oscar contenders don’t come cheap: The average price for a cinema ticket in 2018 was more than $9, according to the National Association of Theater Owners. But what if you […] The post Watch 20 Minutes of Ads to Earn Free M
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Watch 20 Minutes of Ads to Earn Free Movie Tickets

Summer blockbusters and Oscar contenders don’t come cheap: The average price for a cinema ticket in 2018 was more than $9, according to the National Association of Theater Owners. But what if you […] The post Watch 20 Minutes of Ads to Earn Free Movie Tickets appeared first on Geek.com.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inspired a Beer

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an inspiration to many—including Boston Beer Company. The maker of Samuel Adams lager raises a glass to Notorious RBG with its annual contribution to the Pink Boots Society, a […] The post Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsbu
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inspired a Beer

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an inspiration to many—including Boston Beer Company. The maker of Samuel Adams lager raises a glass to Notorious RBG with its annual contribution to the Pink Boots Society, a […] The post Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inspired a Beer appeared first on Geek.com.

Maine

In his latest photobook, Gary Briechle compiles intimate snapshots of the peculiar characters who have entered his life since moving to Maine some 20 years ago.
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In his latest photobook, Gary Briechle compiles intimate snapshots of the peculiar characters who have entered his life since moving to Maine some 20 years ago.

Oops: Facebook Stored ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of Passwords in Plain Text

It’s time to change your Facebook (and Facebook-adjacent-apps) password. Security researcher Brian Krebs on Thursday revealed that “hundreds of millions” of user passwords have been stored in plain text—easily searchable by social network
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Oops: Facebook Stored ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of Passwords in Plain Text

It’s time to change your Facebook (and Facebook-adjacent-apps) password. Security researcher Brian Krebs on Thursday revealed that “hundreds of millions” of user passwords have been stored in plain text—easily searchable by social network […] The post Oops: Facebook Stored ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of Passwords in Plain Text appeared first on Geek.com.

Tom Ford is New Chairman, CFDA

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) recently announced that Tom Ford will be the next Chairman of the CFDA, effective June 2019. Ford was ratified by the CFDA Board during a meeting at the CFDA offices earlier. He succeeds CFDA's current Chairw
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Tom Ford is New Chairman, CFDA

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) recently announced that Tom Ford will be the next Chairman of the CFDA, effective June 2019. Ford was ratified by the CFDA Board during a meeting at the CFDA offices earlier. He succeeds CFDA's current Chairwoman, Diane von Furstenberg, as per an official release.The American born designer, Ford is an award-winning fashion designer besides being a film director, screenwriter, and film producer. In April 2005, he announced the creation of his eponymous luxury brand, beginning with menswear. Today, the Tom Ford brand offers a complete collection of Menswear, as well as Womenswear, Accessories, Eyewear, Beauty, and most recently Underwear and Timepieces. Ford previously served as the Creative Director of Gucci Group, where he designed for luxury houses Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent until 2004, according to the release.Interestingly, Ford embarked on his career as a design assistant for CFDA Member Cathy Hardwick, and has been a member of the CFDA since 2000. He has won a total of seven CFDA Fashion Awards, namely, Menswear Designer of the Year (2015, 2008), Womenswear Designer of the Year (2001), Accessory Designer of the Year (2002), Board of Director's Tribute (2004), International Designer of the Year (1995), and Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award (2014). Ford has shown his collections in London, Los Angeles, and New York, as per the release.Ford was quoted as saying in the release, «I have had the privilege of being a member of the American Fashion community for many years and have experienced what the CFDA does for its members and the industry as a whole. Having lived and worked in each of the global fashion capitals of the world, I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to further the voice of American Fashion and its designers. As Chairman, I look forward to continuing the incredible work Diane has done over the last 13 years. Diane is a true force and her contribution to the CFDA and to American fashion is immeasurable. We all owe her a great deal.»Diane von Furstenberg stated, as per the release, «I am so excited that Tom Ford has agreed to come and lead the CFDA. American Fashion could not wish for a better visionary to further grow its impact in the global landscape. Tom is a role model for all of us, and we are very lucky to have him as the next Chairman of the CFDA.»Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at Tom Ford and his products.  https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

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Skip Bayless on Tom Izzo yelling at player: ‘This was just a bad look for college basketball’

Skip Bayless thinks Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo was out of bounds for berating freshman player Aaron Henry during the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
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Skip Bayless on Tom Izzo yelling at player: ‘This was just a bad look for college basketball’

Skip Bayless thinks Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo was out of bounds for berating freshman player Aaron Henry during the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

Stephen Jackson shuts down rumors Doc Rivers avoided Lakers job because LeBron doesn't want to be coached

Stephen Jackson joins Cris Carter and Nick Wright to discusses reports Los Angeles Clippers HC Doc Rivers avoided the Lakers HC job because of LeBron James. Hear why Stephen isn't buying this report.
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Stephen Jackson shuts down rumors Doc Rivers avoided Lakers job because LeBron doesn't want to be coached

Stephen Jackson joins Cris Carter and Nick Wright to discusses reports Los Angeles Clippers HC Doc Rivers avoided the Lakers HC job because of LeBron James. Hear why Stephen isn't buying this report.

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