… Attorney Gen William Barr lectures at the Federalist Society’s 2019 National Lawyers Convention Washington, DC …

....... disturbing on many levels ... ...w Friday, November 15, 2019 Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Good Evening.  Thank you all for being here.  And thank you to Gene [Meyer] for your kind introduction. It is an honor to be here this evening delivering the 19th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture.  I had the privilege … Continue reading … Attorney Gen William Barr lectures at the Federalist Society’s 2019 National Lawyers Convention Washington, DC …

… ‘Climate Despair’ Is Making People Give Up on Life …

"It's super painful to be a human being right now at this point in history." In the summer of 2015—the warmest year on record at the time—it was the literal heat that got to Meg Ruttan Walker, a 37-year-old former teacher in Kitchener, Ontario. "Summers have been stressful to me since having my son," said … Continue reading … ‘Climate Despair’ Is Making People Give Up on Life …

… The internet turned 50 this week, but what comes next could be even more revolutionary …

What Will the Internet Be Like in the Next 50 Years?     On October 29th, 1969, a message was sent from a rather nondescript room at UCLAin Southern California to a Stanford Research Institute computer console in Menlo Park, California. It read simply “Lo,” though it was supposed to say “Login.” The system crashed … Continue reading … The internet turned 50 this week, but what comes next could be even more revolutionary …

… “He’s No Mr. Nice Guy”: …

... Impeachment Comes for Trump The extreme polarization that was reflected in a House vote on public impeachment proceedings, on Thursday, was not a new phenomenon but a signal fact of the political moment. In the end, a vote in the House of Representatives, on Thursday, to move ahead with public impeachment proceedings against Donald … Continue reading … “He’s No Mr. Nice Guy”: …

… Kid On The Run…U.S. Detains Record Number of Child Migrants …

Detentions have surged as the administration's aggressive policy toward migrants has collided with an exodus of children fleeing Central America. A 16-year-old migrant named Marvel sitting at a shelter in Tenosique, Mexico, with a friend. Gang members murdered Marvel’s older brother in Honduras. Detentions have surged as the Trump administration’s aggressive policy toward migrants has … Continue reading … Kid On The Run…U.S. Detains Record Number of Child Migrants …

… Al-Baghdadi Is Dead …

... The Story Doesn’t End Here ... President Trump boasts of defeating the Islamic State. He’s only showing how ignorant he is. President Trump announced on Sunday that a commando raid in Syria this weekend had targeted and resulted in the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State. The killing of … Continue reading … Al-Baghdadi Is Dead …

… Debunking the myth that Jews did not resist during the Holocaust …

.......a new exhibit in Skokie, Illinois shows the ways they fought back..... Students from Plum Grove Junior High School tour the new Karkomi Holocaust exhibition Resistance gallery at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. The gallery discusses resistance in the ghettos and partisan guerrilla fighters in the forests. (Camille Fine / Chicago … Continue reading … Debunking the myth that Jews did not resist during the Holocaust …

… Could Someone Actually Steal a U.S. Nuke? …

Even though nukes are heavily guarded and hard to hack, there are other, less obvious risks if they go rogue. The eyes of the world have become fixed on the estimated 50 B61 nuclear bombs stored at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. As the Turkish military operations in Syria strain relations with the U.S., the … Continue reading … Could Someone Actually Steal a U.S. Nuke? …

… Is Amazon Unstoppable? …

Politicians want to rein in the retail giant. But Jeff Bezos, the master of cutthroat capitalism, is ready to fight back. Bezos, reportedly worth a hundred and fourteen billion dollars, has donated less than three per cent of his wealth to charity. In 2017, a few months after Forbes named Jeff Bezos, the founder of … Continue reading … Is Amazon Unstoppable? …

… In praise of …what’s his name? … Mitt Romney ?…

.... John Barron ...meet Pierre Delecto.......... Mitt Romney’s secret Twitter account, Pierre Delecto, was unearthed a few days ago by Slate’s Ashley Feinberg. Others may ridicule Pierre Delecto. I just want to give him a hug. Delecto, of course, is the Twitter nom de guerre of our former governor Mitt Romney, now a US Senator … Continue reading … In praise of …what’s his name? … Mitt Romney ?…

… The backstory to impeachment …

From Paul Manafort to Donald Trump’s fateful phone call How Ukrainians in a bind reach out to Americans on the make Editor’s note (October 10th 2019): Shortly after this report was published two people mentioned in it, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were arrested at Dulles airport outside Washington, DC. They have been charged with … Continue reading … The backstory to impeachment …

… The Black Cube Chronicles: …in three parts …

The Private Investigators ...  two operatives tasked with surveilling reporters became embroiled in an international plot to suppresssexual-assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. On a cold day in late 2016, two men sat in a corner at Nargis Café, an Uzbek and Russian restaurant in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. The place was decorated with tchotchkes from the … Continue reading … The Black Cube Chronicles: …in three parts …

… Banking Partners Say ‘No’ to the Private Prison Sector …

... GEO Group Runs Out of Banks ... This shift represents an estimated shortfall of 87.4% of all future funding to the private prison and for-profit immigrant detention industry, which depends on these bank credit lines and loans to finance their day to day operations. All of the existing banking partners to private prison leader … Continue reading … Banking Partners Say ‘No’ to the Private Prison Sector …

… “Hey DipShit …. you have the right to remain silent “…

On Thursday, Trump didn’t bother to contest the charge that he leaned on Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son. In fact, he did it again, live on camera, from the White House lawn. In the ten days since the House of Representatives launched its impeachment inquiry, President Trump has spoken and tweeted thousands of … Continue reading … “Hey DipShit …. you have the right to remain silent “…

… The 10 Hardest Math Problems That Remain Unsolved …

The smartest people in the world can’t crack them. Maybe you’ll have better luck. For all the recent strides we’ve made in the math world, like how a supercomputer finally solved the Sum of Three Cubes problem that puzzled mathematicians for 65 years, we’re forever crunching calculations in pursuit of deeper numerical knowledge. Some math … Continue reading … The 10 Hardest Math Problems That Remain Unsolved …

… Even Physicists Don’t Understand Quantum Mechanics …

Worse, they don’t seem to want to understand it. “I think I can safely say that nobody really understands quantum mechanics,” observed the physicist and Nobel laureate Richard Feynman. That’s not surprising, as far as it goes. Science makes progress by confronting our lack of understanding, and quantum mechanics has a reputation for being especially … Continue reading … Even Physicists Don’t Understand Quantum Mechanics …

… Who Speaks for Crazy Horse? …

The world’s largest monument is decades in the making and more than a little controversial. A monument to Native American history has become a lucrative tourist attraction. Photograph by Charles Bennett / AP The street corners of downtown Rapid City, South Dakota, the gateway to the Black Hills and the self-proclaimed “most patriotic city in America,” are … Continue reading … Who Speaks for Crazy Horse? …

… House Passes Cannabis Banking Bill in Historic Vote …

WASHINGTON, DC — The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday September 25, 2019 to pass legislation that would make banking services available to the cannabis industry, a landmark vote that marks the first time in history the House has approved a standalone cannabis reform bill. Though cannabis remains illegal under federal law, House lawmakers … Continue reading … House Passes Cannabis Banking Bill in Historic Vote …

… Area 51 Raid: Everything That’s Happening in the Desert Today …

Reporting on a much anticipated (and illegal) alien party. Today’s the day that has long been promised, when a bunch of people are heading to the Nevada desert to see them aliens and possibly get arrested in pursuit of meme immortality. It’s Area 51 Day, baby, and we’re celebrating accordingly. When we last checked in … Continue reading … Area 51 Raid: Everything That’s Happening in the Desert Today …