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  • FUTURE LIVING 3D printed homes built in less than 24 hours will ‘be mainstream by 2025’ in UK

    05/21/2018 8:25:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Sun ^ | May 21, 2018 | Sean Keach, Digital Technology and Science Editor
    EXPERTS say 3D-printed houses will be "mainstream by 2025", and could put an end to Britain's housing crisis. A new report details how Brits are less than a decade away from enjoying lower house prices thanks to a robot revolution in the construction of homes. 3D printing, or "additive manufacturing", is a process of layering up a material to build complicated structures. It works just like regular home printers – but instead of ink, a 3D printer will use materials like plastic or metal. Using giant 3D printers, it's been proven possible to quickly and cheaply build homes. Sadly the...
  • Opinion: I can't assimilate into Trump's America. Deport me!

    05/14/2018 1:37:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 112 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 14, 2018 | by Rex Huppke
    I don’t think I have the skills to easily assimilate into Donald Trump’s America. And that can mean only one thing: I should be deported. It was a difficult conclusion to reach, but after listening to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s recent comments on undocumented immigrants, I see no other path forward. Maybe I should self-deport. That’s part of the hope, of course, that by making America inhospitable to outsiders, some will just leave. But I’m not going to do that. You know us unassimilated legal residents. We’re notoriously lazy. No, the government is going to have to...
  • Metra Overtime Soars To $119 Million From 2013 To 2017; One Mechanic Earned $366,000 [Chicago rail]

    05/14/2018 12:21:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | May 10, 2018 at 10:20 pm | Brad Edwards
    A Metra track inspector and two mechanics have been paid a total of $1.2 million in overtime in the past five years. That payout, one lawmaker tells 2 Investigator Brad Edward, is out of control. “There’s excessive overtime being paid,” says State Rep. David Olsen (R-Downers Grove). “That creates mistrust from taxpayers.” In all, Metra’s overtime costs soared above $119 million from 2013 to 2017, according to interviews and records. 2 Investigators counted 351 employees who earned at least $100,000 in that span. Topping the list is a mechanic who earned more than $366,000 in overtime. “I think that …...
  • Trevor Noah: ‘People Underestimate How Laser-Focused Trump and His Supporters Are’

    05/13/2018 12:52:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 13, 2018 | Amy Russo
    While President Donald Trump‘s election left much of the country in shock, Trevor Noah says the public doesn’t realize just how influential he and his voting base have become. In fact, Noah thinks we should be expecting a second Trump term. Speaking to CNN’s Brian Stelter in an interview that aired Sunday, the Daily Show host said voters have miscalculated the rise of far-right politics and its potential to grow. “I think people underestimate how laser-focused Trump and his supporters are,” he said, discussing the possibility of re-election. “I think people also underestimate how many people in America are willing...
  • John McCain is the single greatest political leader of our time (now they're going over the top!)

    05/12/2018 2:18:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 201 replies
    Washington post.com ^ | 5/11/18 | Dana Milbank
    At long last, have they left no sense of decency? White House official Kelly Sadler, during a meeting Thursday, had this to say about Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for opposing President Trump’s CIA nominee over her failure to condemn torture: “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.”
  • Students, parents angry over inclusive cheerleading policy [East Hanover NJ]

    05/10/2018 5:02:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 07, 2018 2:59 PM
    A New Jersey high school is facing heat from students and parents over a new policy that either everyone makes the cheerleading squad or no one does. Hanover Park High School in East Hanover enacted the change after a parent complained his or her child didn’t make the team after tryouts last month. […] Some parents say when they complained about the new policy, the principal threatened to disband the 10-member squad. …
  • Michelle Obama says she's not running for office

    05/06/2018 9:43:04 PM PDT · by repentant_pundit · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/05/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    Former first lady Michelle Obama said Saturday that she isn't interested in running for office, cautioning that "it doesn't matter who runs" for the presidency until the U.S. becomes unified. The remark came in an interview with actress Tracee Ellis Ross at the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles when Obama appeared to respond to an audience member urging her to seek office. "Well, that's a whole other story because, that's not the answer either. And when I hear people say, 'you run,' it's part of the problem. We still didn't get 'yes we can' right," she said,...
  • President Trump Just Threatened to Close U.S. Borders Entirely

    05/05/2018 4:35:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 5, 2018 | Zeke Miller, The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump said Saturday “we want to make everything here” as he promoted his “America First” agenda during an appearance in Cleveland, days before the state’s primary election. Trump spent several hours in Ohio meeting with supporters and participating in a roundtable designed to highlight the benefits of the new Republican tax law. Striking a celebratory tone, Trump listed his poll numbers and recounted the successes of his first year in office. He also looked ahead to his meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. “We have the time and place all finished,” Trump said, but he wouldn’t predict...
  • Valerie Jarrett: We Should Give Obama Credit for Today’s Jobs Report

    05/04/2018 9:30:02 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 76 replies
    TRANSCRIPT: CAMEROTA: “The breaking news that we just had moments ago were the new job numbers, the lowest in anybody’s memory, 3.9 percent unemployment rate. It’s been 15 months of Donald Trump’s presidency. Do you give him credit for that?” JARRETT: “Look, I think we have to look at it over a longer horizon than that. If you think about what the economy was like when President Obama took office, we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. Under his watch the unemployment rate dropped in half and it’s encouraging to see that we’re continuing to make progress. We want to...
  • Corbyn's Labour Party is ashamed to say 'England' for fear of appealing to racists, a party report…

    04/23/2018 9:49:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:17 EDT, 23 April 2018 | Kate Ferguson
    Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is ashamed to say “England” for fear of appealing to racists, a damning party report says. The English Labour Network — set up by Labour moderate MPs — ordered a study to look at how to champion patriotism. But the group, which was founded last year, found that Labour is too scared to mention England, or celebrate St. George’s Day — which is today. The report warns: “Labour’s biggest single problem is we often don’t mention England even when talking about England.” It adds: “Some activists are uncertain about celebrating St. George’s Day or reflecting English...
  • Berlin to change street names which honor brutal colonial past

    04/12/2018 5:42:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 April 2018 14:57 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Berlin is poised to strip the names of streets linked to atrocities committed during its occupation of Namibia and dedicate them to liberation fighters, part of a late reckoning with Germany’s brutal colonial history. After more than a decade of debate, the three main parties in the Berlin Mitte district assembly voted late Wednesday to recommend new names for streets in the so-called African Quarter in the northwest of the German capital, spokeswoman Melita Ersek said. […] The motion to drop the names associated with bloody suppression of Namibia during Germany’s 1884-1919 occupation of what was then called German South...
  • Republicans for Rule of Law: Bill Kristol Remove Trump Site

    04/11/2018 6:04:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Republicans for Rule of Law ^ | April 11, 2018 | Staff
    Mr. President: Firing Robert Mueller would gravely damage the Presidency, the GOP and the country. Please don’t do it.
  • McConnell says he's open to paring back US spending bill

    04/10/2018 1:25:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 10, 2018 4:18 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    The Senate’s top Republican said Tuesday that he’s open to a proposal from the White House to pare back a hard-fought spending package that has come under assault from party conservatives. But at the same time, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell said the idea of cutting billions of dollars of just-approved spending may not have enough support to pass the narrowly divided Senate. The idea is being floated by the Trump White House with support from top Republicans like House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, though it’s clear that there isn’t enough support to pass such a package through Congress. Several Republicans...
  • Molly Ringwald Explains Why She’s ‘Troubled’ by ‘The Breakfast Club’ Three Decades Later

    04/07/2018 8:08:50 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 116 replies
    IndieWire ^ | April 6, 2018 | Zack Sharf
    Molly Ringwald rose to prominence as John Hughes’ muse in the hit films “Sixteen Candles,” “Pretty in Pink,” and “The Breakfast Club,” but her most beloved movies are troubling her in hindsight. In a new essay for The New Yorker, Ringwald salutes and critiques her collaborations with Hughes, finding certain scenes in the director’s films to be misogynistic and homophobic. The actress makes it clear she loves Hughes and is proud of their work together, but that doesn’t mean their films should not be analyzed under a contemporary context. While Ringwald was showing her daughter “The Breakfast Club” for the...
  • Trade war fears ease and stocks jump; Dow rises 250 points

    04/05/2018 10:21:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 5, 2018 12:53 PM EDT | Marley Jay
    Stocks in the U.S. are rising Thursday and major indexes in Europe are surging as global markets continue a rally that began late the previous day. Wall Street is getting more optimistic that a trade dispute between the U.S. and China, the two largest economies in the world, will be resolved without too much pain. Some of the biggest gains are going to technology companies, retailers and banks. The S&P 500 index climbed 18 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,662 as of 12:45 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 237 points, or 1 percent, to 24,501. It...
  • ESPN’s AM WokeCenter Debuts To Worst Ratings Ever

    04/04/2018 6:05:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Outkick the Coverage ^ | April 3, 2018 | Clay Travis
    Yesterday ESPN debuted a brand new insanely expensive new WokeCenter AM show starring Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose. That trio of talent will be making just shy of $15 million a year and ESPN also poured tens of millions of dollars into their brand new studio as well. As if that weren’t enough ESPN also spent millions and millions of dollars promoting the new show and rolled out their entire marketing platform to ensure viewers were aware the show was launching. And, well, the show’s officially already ratings disaster.
  • Holder at MLK event: Age of bullies, bigots not fully over

    04/02/2018 6:59:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2018 7:56 PM EDT | Adrian Sainz
    Despite advances the country has made since the Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr. was slain while fighting poverty and racism, “the age of bullies and bigots is not fully behind us,” former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. The remark was one of two thinly veiled references to President Donald Trump that Holder made during his appearance at a symposium on the first of three days of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination. […] Holder, the first black U.S. attorney general, spoke at a symposium sponsored by the University of Memphis and the museum. He was introduced...
  • The ‘Roseanne’ Reboot Is Funny. I’m Not Going to Keep Watching.

    03/31/2018 3:31:53 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 83 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 29, 2018 | Roxane Gay
    This fictional family, and the show’s very real creator, are further normalizing Trump and his warped, harmful political ideologies. There are times when we can consume problematic pop culture, but this is not one of those times. I saw the first two episodes of the “Roseanne” reboot, but that’s all I am going to watch. It’s a small line to draw, but it’s a start.
  • Parkland Student Doesn’t Understand How the Constitution Works

    03/29/2018 6:53:27 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 31 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 29, 2018 | Joe Setyon
    Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky ignited Twitter this week with what appeared to be an inaccurate claim regarding the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In the wake of last month’s Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead, Kasky and some of his classmates have emerged as vocal proponents of stricter gun control measures. As part of that push for more gun control, Kasky tweeted Tuesday that the “second amendment has no restrictions,” a claim that was quickly debunked on Twitter and elsewhere.
  • Protesters' calls for justice for Stephon Clark again forces lockdown of Kings arena

    03/28/2018 5:57:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 28, 2018 | Dan Devine
    On Thursday, for the second time in a week, protesters blocked the entrances to Golden 1 Center and prevented thousands of fans from entering a Sacramento Kings game in an effort to continue calling for action by local officials following the police killing of Stephon Clark. Sacramento police responding to a call about someone breaking car windows shot and killed Clark, a 22-year-old black man, on Sunday, March 18, in his grandmother’s backyard. Video of the shooting released last Thursday showed that officers, reportedly believing Clark had a gun, fired 20 shots at him. An after-the-fact search revealed that they’d...