The Navy has included an officer imprisoned for attempting to arrange sex with a deaf child on its list of those eligible for a department head position – even though he’s currently serving a 10-year sentence in federal prison. Read Full Article at RT.com
Megan Garber at The Atlantic writes—The Real Meaning of Trump’s ‘She’s Not My Type’ Defense: There is, as always, a certain clarity to Trump’s cruelty. The president seems to understand, on some level, something profoundly true about the creaking mechanics of structural misogyny: Sexual abuse is not, ultimately, about sexual attraction. It is about power. It is about one person’s exertion of will over another. In this way, “She’s not my type” is deeply entangled with the president’s long-standing habit of dismissing unruly women through his negative assessments of their attractiveness: the women as the sexual commodities, Donald Trump as the discerning consumer. So when he is mocking women’s appearances—as he has done with Rosie O’Donnell and Carly Fiorina and Arianna Huffington and Bette Midler and Mika Brzezinski and Stormy Daniels and Heidi Cruz and Heidi Klum and so very many others—Trump is not, ultimately, talking about their looks. He is talking, via jokes about fat pigs and ugly dogs, about the women’s relative ability to please men (specifically, the one man he seems to care about: himself). He is attempting, with some desperation—“fat pig” is not typically evidence of a tranquil mind at work—to defend the status quo that has thus far arranged itself so neatly around his own desires. He is working, with the aid of petty insults, to protect a patriarchal system, the very one that is threatened when women such as E. Jean Carroll come forward to declare their refusal to serve as the passive recipients of men’s roving will. [...] The rhetoric here may be singular; it is also familiar. You can see the same strain of panic on display among the men who protested when the women of their own times argued for a measure of equality. In 1866, the Albany Evening Journal mocked a group of women asking for a constitutional amendment “prohibiting disfranchising citizens on grounds of sex”: Those women, it speculated, must “have hook-billed noses, crow’s feet under their sunken eyes, and a mellow tinting of the hair.” A century later, Esquire defined feminism as “a bunch of ugly women screaming at each other on television.” [...] And from Alyssa Rosenberg at The Washington Post—Trump will never be held accountable for his treatment of women: Nothing will happen to hold Trump accountable for his alleged treatment of women, not during his presidency and not after. The reality-distortion field that Trump emits, and that his most ardent supporters have embraced, provides him with a grant of immunity so powerful that it has come to seem irrevocable and impenetrable. Of course I haven’t wanted to say this out loud. The only possible response is despair. Trump’s most ardent supporters won’t find this story horrifying, because they won’t believe it at all. If they do accept any part of it, they’ll insist that the encounter was consensual; that Carroll was a pathetic 52-year-old woman throwing herself at a “good-looking,” slightly younger gazillionaire; that any contact Trump had with her was some sort of sexual philanthropy. This is what makes Trump different from the other powerful men who have fallen since #MeToo became a global movement: He has convinced too many people to invest too deeply in him and to view him as the sole source of truth for him to be disgraced and banished … [As long as there is no way to hold him accountable,] Trump’s legacy will be proof that when you’re a star, the world does let you do it. Even if women like E. Jean Carroll fight back, even if millions of us read their stories and find them credible, you can do anything. Indivisible’s list of Resistance Events & Groups TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES QUOTATION “Here’s to the security guards who maybe had a degree in another land. Here’s to the manicurist who had to leave her family to come here, painting the nails, scrubbing the feet of strangers. Here’s to the janitors who don’t understand English yet work hard despite it all. Here’s to the fast food workers who work hard to see their family smile. Here’s to the laundry man at the Marriott who told me with the sparkle in his eyes how he was an engineer in Peru. Here’s to the bus driver, the Turkish Sufi who almost danced when I quoted Rumi. Here’s to the harvesters who live in fear of being deported for coming here to open the road for their future generation. Here’s to the taxi drivers from Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt and India who gossip amongst themselves. Here is to them waking up at 4am, calling home to hear the voices of their loved ones. Here is to their children, to the children who despite it all become artists, writers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, activists and rebels. Here’s to international money transfer. For never forgetting home. Here’s to their children who carry the heartbeats of their motherland and even in sleep, speak with pride about their fathers. Keep on.” ~~Ijeoma Umebinyuo, Questions for Ada (2015) TWEET OF THE DAY xThe Onion is done with this shit. https://t.co/s1KK8SOVPV— Jessica Price (@Delafina777) June 25, 2019 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2002—House Dems push 9-11 commission: Even though the issue looked dead, pushed to the background by the nation's worsening economic situation, House Democrats won their bid to create an independent 9-11 commission. On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: A certain “very strong leader” says our drone was in Iranian airspace. 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A large part of the global problem of industrial waste and pollution, from fossil fuels to plastics, is that we have not just dragged our feet in implementing recycling programs and greener alternatives, we have dragged our feet in developing the infrastructure needed to begin true recycling programs and greener alternatives. Up until 2013, the United States shipped its plastic recycling to China, a cheaper alternative to creating the kind of recycling infrastructure needed to do it here. Then China began their Green Fence Policy, which cut down drastically on how much plastics they would be importing for recycling. Specifically, it shut out the low-grade plastics the United States and other “developed countries” have been drowning in. This left the United States scrambling to figure out how to quickly find cheap alternatives, with hopes that the need for industrial recycling at home might incentivize our fearless capitalist class to create new economic opportunities. In the meanwhile, much of the plastic we are throwing into our recycling bins was reportedly being thrown into landfills. According to an investigation by The Guardian, as of 2019, the United States is still able to export around one-half of its plastics to countries like China, Vietnam, Turkey, Malaysia, and Senegal. The rest is left to U.S. municipalities to figure out how to recycle. This is the problem, as the only way recycling gets done these days is if there is someone on the other end that wants that recycled good for their own manufacturing needs. Unfortunately, no one wants cheap plastic recycling products like “clamshell-style food packaging, black plastic trays, take-out containers and cold drink cups.” These items are termed “mixed plastics,” and most recycling operations in the United States now spend their time separating those items out from plastics like water bottles and milk containers. The rest, and that’s a lot, goes into a landfill or gets burned in incinerators, as the “invisible hand” of the market doesn’t find those plastics cost effective. The “mixed plastics” waste bin is treated like any other garbage. So while we have idiotic Republican overreach forcing cities to continue to use disposable plastic bags and a few companies trying to shrink their environmental waste footprint, we are still dealing with bigger infrastructural issues, something that could be addressed if we had a government led by officials interested in, say, creating a much-needed multi-trillion dollar infrastructure program, and maybe some kind of environmental package that would dovetail perfectly with infrastructure spending. Let’s call that a Green Deal, or something “New” like that.
Former special counsel Robert Mueller had made clear he’d rather not testify to Congress. But he’s also not a member of Team Trump who’s going to defy a subpoena, so, after being subpoenaed, Mueller will testify on July 17 to the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, the chairs of those committees announced Tuesday night. xI am pleased to announce that @HouseJudiciary and House Intel will have Special Counsel Robert Mueller testify in open session on July 17, pursuant to a subpoena issued this evening. https://t.co/wR0CEVqpJC We look forward to having Mr. Mueller testify, as do all Americans. pic.twitter.com/UEKihMEYXI— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) June 26, 2019 It remains unclear whether Mueller will say anything he didn’t already include in his report, but nonetheless, cue Donald Trump meltdown in 3, 2, 1 ...
Glaciers in the Himalayas are melting at twice the rate they used to, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances. Why? In short: climate change. A team of scientists used satellite images taken during four decades (including during the Cold War, from spy satellites) to make the comparison. In layman’s terms, scientists converted the satellite images into 3D images and used those to compare the thickness of ice in 650 different regions. The study encompasses a wide area, from India, China, Nepal, and Bhutan, and even includes Mount Everest. Unfortunately, the wide area has a consistent bad result: lots and lots of loss. There’s been a loss of 8.3 billion tons of ice per year since 2000. In the years between1975 and 2000, the average was 4.3 billion tons. To put this another way, according to researchers, less than three-quarters of the ice that existed back in 1975 still exists today. As is probably unsurprising, at higher elevations (where temperatures are also colder, to begin with), there has been less ice loss. But the closer you get to ground level, the more concerning the rate of ice loss gets.
The housing finance company managed to settle 40 per cent of the Rs 375 crore that was up for maturity on Tuesday.
The mascot of the National Hockey League's Philadelphia Flyers has a big heart -- and a mug on a prosthetic leg.
The consortium of lenders, led by Axis Bank, to GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Ltd (GCEL), has issued a Letter of Intent dated June 24, 2019, approving Adani Power#39;s (APL) resolution plan to acquire controlling equity stake and restructure debt in GCEL, Adani Power said in a regulatory filing.
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Kitty Hawk, the flying car company backed by Google’s Larry Page and led by Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun, has struck a deal with aerospace giant Boeing. The terms of the strategic partnership are vague. But it appears the two companies will collaborate on urban air mobility, particularly around safety and how autonomous and piloted vehicles […]
San Francisco-based Forerunner Ventures is best known for its long string of bets on successful and fast-growing consumer companies. Now, its newest partner, Brian O’Malley, who has a knack for finding startups that straddle both the consumer and enterprise worlds, has written his first check on behalf of the firm, and it’s largely in that […]
Twitter Lists have never gotten the attention they deserve. A feature largely adopted by Twitter power users, lists allow you to create custom timelines by adding only those users whose tweets you want to track. And this can be done without having to also follow those Twitter accounts, which keeps your main timeline clutter-free. But […]
Ovarian reserve, a term widely adopted to reflect the number of resting follicles in the ovary and thus a marker of potential female fertility, has been found in a large-scale study to be adversely affected by high levels of air pollution.
When a patient complains about chest pain, diagnosis will usually involve catheter angiography to evaluate the adequacy of blood supply to the heart. Researchers have now established that, in certain cases, the diagnostic reliability of non-invasive coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography is as good as that of coronary angiography - thereby dispensing with the need for invasive procedures.
Drive.ai, the autonomous vehicle tech startup once valued at $200 million, is shutting down after four years, according to a state regulatory filing. The closure was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. The company is not responding to media inquiries, a PR rep told TechCrunch. The company’s Mountain View headquarters will close down on Friday, […]
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Workers have discovered oil paintings hidden on six vault doors in the Wyoming Capitol Building. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the discovery of the art works uncovered during renovations in late May were announced Tuesday. Officials say EverGreene Architectural Arts workers removed several layers of brown paint ...
At E3 2019, Nintendo unveiled its next wave of amiibo, including a super adorable Link from The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, and a few for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Solid Snake, Ivysaur, and Squirtle […] The post New Nintendo Amiibo Now Up for Preorder: Link, Solid Snake, Squirtle, Ivysaur, and More appeared first on Geek.com.
A man from Michigan might be the luckiest patient: After getting electrocuted at work by a live electrical wire, he was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead for 20 minutes, until […] The post Michigan Man Brought Back to Life After Being Electrocuted at Work appeared first on Geek.com.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have a unique perspective of Earth’s natural wonders from hundreds of miles above. One photograph taken by a member of the Expedition 59 crew Saturday proves this. On […] The post Astronauts Capture Incredible Photo of Volcanic Eruption From Space appeared first on Geek.com.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) - The high-elevation road through Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park is back open after a rare summer blizzard left ice and deep snowdrifts. Trail Ridge Road opened Tuesday after plows were able to clear drifts up to 8 feet (2.4 meters) deep. The popular ...
James Bond fans can finally get a sneak peek at Bond 25, the new James Bond film that is expected to hit theaters next spring. On Tuesday, the James Bond 007 YouTube channel […] The post Watch: ‘Bond 25’ Film First Look Reveals New 007-Themed Adventure appeared first on Geek.com.
Madison Bumgarner drives in a run to help his cause as the Giants beat the Rockies 4-2.
Bumgarner strikes out 11 in Giants' 4-2 win over Rockies
Aces close on 7-1 run, beat short-handed Storm 60-56
The Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 Tuesday night.