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  • A fresh Start: Microsoft's Windows 10 wins plaudits from early users

    07/29/2015 9:33:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 07/29/2015 | By Lehar Maan
    Microsoft Corp's launch of its first new operating system in almost three years, designed to work across laptops, desktop and smartphones, won mostly positive reviews for its user-friendly and feature-packed interface. The launch was seen critical for the company, particularly after the poor response to Windows 8, an ambitious redesign that confused many users by ditching the start button menu and introducing a new layout. The new OS, launched on Wednesday, will be available as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler said Windows 10 fixes most of...
  • Microsoft launches Windows 10 worldwide tonight with an eye on mobile market

    07/29/2015 9:28:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    MSN ^ | 07/29/2015
    Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) launched its much-awaited Windows 10 operating system at midnight on Wednesday. Windows 10, which comes almost three years after the launch of the company's last operating system, will be available in 190 countries as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. The 'free' strategy is a calculated gamble, designed to put Windows on as many devices as possible. The company would then make up for any lost revenue by selling services such as Office over the Internet, or cloud. The new operating system is designed to work across laptops, desktop...
  • 22 college majors with the highest starting salaries

    07/29/2015 8:33:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Jacqueline Smith
    Salary potential shouldn't be the sole thing that attracts you to a major in college — things like passion, interest, and aptitude should also be considered. But it's still nice to know which degrees pay off the fastest. (And we can't blame you for being drawn to those.) PayScale, the creator of the world's largest compensation database, recently looked at the starting pay for millions of professionals and sorted the results by college major. Here are the 22 majors with the highest starting salaries: 22. Business and Information Technology Median starting pay: $56,900 Median mid-career pay: $99,100 % change from...
  • Why Planned Parenthood Can’t Donate Tissue Harvested From Babies

    07/29/2015 7:44:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Katie Geary
    If you haven’t watched the damning videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue donation (or, in plain language, exchanging aborted babies’ body parts for money), you should watch them now before you read further. The first alarming question is whether Planned Parenthood illegally sells aborted fetuses’ organs and tissue. This is what Planned Parenthood and its defenders have repeatedly focused on, insisting that they are compliant with all laws. But it is what precedes that “fetal tissue donation” that needs attention. Specifically, does Planned Parenthood regularly flout the federal ban on partial-birth abortion using loopholes? How do they get...
  • What's next for California's undocumented immigrants? Licensed jobs opening up

    07/29/2015 7:30:29 AM PDT · by Pelham · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 28, 2015 | ALEJANDRA MOLINA
    A variety of licensed jobs – including architect, barber, boxer and accountant – soon will be open to undocumented immigrants in California. The shift figures to change lives for tens of thousands of workers, either in the form of new opportunity or, critics say, in the form of a new wave of unfair competition. Under SB1159, a law signed in September by Gov. Jerry Brown, all 40 licensing boards working under the California Department of Consumer Affairs must consider applicants regardless of their immigration status. Previously, only legal residents with Social Security numbers could be granted licenses. The new rule...
  • Remember when Planned Parenthood was cool with secretly recorded video? We do! [pic]

    07/29/2015 7:27:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    One of Planned Parenthood’s — and their supporters’ — most trusty complaints when it comes to being exposed as the baby butchers they are is about how the damning videos were obtained. Secrecy is bad, they cry! We were duped, they sputter! But as tweeter @back_ttys reminds us, it wasn’t so long ago that Planned Parenthood was singing a different tune:
  • Sarah Palin is potential cabinet secretary: Trump

    07/29/2015 4:33:03 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 38 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | Posted on July 28, 2015 | By Joel Connelly
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump is busy denouncing rival candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but he’s found a kindred spirit from the GOP’s 2008 ticket. Trump has received fulsome praise from ex-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and on Tuesday indicated that he might name the “mama grizzly” to his cabinet. http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2015/07/28/sarah-palin-is-potential-cabinet-secretary-trump/?shared=email&msg=fail
  • Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

    07/29/2015 4:32:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2015 7:29 AM EDT | Dee-Ann Durbin
    In the age of Apple’s CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today’s vehicles and the lingering impact of the sharp drop in new car sales during the recession. Drivers behind the wheel of older cars aren’t enjoying some of the latest advanced safety features or infotainment systems that effectively turn cars into cellphones on wheels. Then again, they don’t have to worry about hackers finding their way in...
  • Health chief defends Planned Parenthood amid calls to defund

    07/28/2015 10:58:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/28/15 | Peter Sullivan
    President Obama’s top healthcare official defended federal funding for Planned Parenthood at a hearing on Tuesday as Republicans zeroed in on cutting off its money. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell focused her comments on how the federal funding for Planned Parenthood provides mammograms and other services for women. “What I think is important is that our HHS funding is focused on issues of preventative care for women, things like mammograms and cancer prevention screenings,” Burwell told the House Education and the Workforce Committee. “We do not fund abortion,” she added, though Burwell noted there are some...
  • Your Green Car Could Cause Black Rain in China

    07/28/2015 9:27:51 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 6 replies
    National Observer ^ | July 28, 2015 15:12 GMT | Charles Mandel
    You may have a "green" car, but it could be causing black rain in China from the graphite mined and used in its lithium ion battery. Two academics at Toronto's York University, Carla Lipsig-Mumme and Caleb Goods, applaud many of the new advances in green technology in recent years, but at the same time warn that those very technologies may come with a host of environmental issues. The pair issue a caution about “superindustrialization” in which the answer to climate change is a matter of “technological adjustment.” In an article recently published in The Conversation and picked up by the...
  • OS X Snake Oil—Stuff you don't need and don't want—(Link Only due to Copyright)

    07/28/2015 6:15:56 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    RixStep (link Only | July 25, 2015 | RixStep staff
    OS X Snake Oil Stuff you don't need and don't want. Don't buy back what you already own. This is a link only due to copyright requirements, but lots of good information on the RixStep site and well worth the read.
  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    07/28/2015 5:48:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2015 8:07 PM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is ticking up. The price increases remain modest. And in many cases, they’re canceled out by price declines for other items that are keeping overall inflation historically low. Yet the stepped-up price tags for a range of consumer items are the largest since the Great Recession ended six years ago. They actually reflect a...
  • Planned Parenthood Asks Supporters to Thank Staff for Selling Aborted Baby Body Parts

    07/28/2015 5:13:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    There are four Planned Parenthood doctors who have been caught on camera facilitating the sale of body parts from aborted babies and future videos are expected to show additional top abortion business officials doing the same thing. One might expect the abortion giant would consider firing these top Planned Parenthood officials, reprimand them in some way or take some other administrative action against them. Instead Planned Parenthood is launching a Thank You campaign. That’s right, the abortion company is asking its supporters to send its staff thank you cards telling them how much they appreciate everything they do. There’s no...
  • Planned Parenthood hires same crisis management firm Komen hired to fend off PP

    07/28/2015 4:13:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | July 28, 2015 | Jill Stanek
    Well, isn’t this rich. Politico is reporting that Planned Parenthood has hired crisis management firm SKDKnickerbocker “as it scrambles to deal with the ongoing scandal”: SKDKnickerbocker is no newbie to working on Planned Parenthood issues. The Democratically aligned firm is run by well-connected operatives, including Anita Dunn and Hilary Rosen. It also worked with the group during the 2012 election cycle, according to SKDKnickerbocker’s website. SKDKnickerbocker is also the group Susan G. Komen for the Cure hired in 2012 when it was trying to fend off Planned Parenthood after deciding to break financial ties with the abortion giant. At the...
  • Planned Parenthood lies to women about fetal development while harvesting fetal body parts

    07/28/2015 12:54:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | Cassy Fiano
    The latest video from the Center for Medical Progress delves further into Planned Parenthood’s grisly business of selling the body parts of aborted babies. This video was actually shot inside a Planned Parenthood clinic, which will of course make it even harder for Cecile Richards and the abortion lobby to spin this as being fake or “deceptively edited.” The Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Dr. Savita Ginde, can be seen dissecting a baby aborted in the first trimester while discussing receiving payment for each organ. Aside from the obvious exploitation of innocent lives...
  • Black Lives Don’t Matter: Planned Parenthood’s Dirty Little Secret

    07/28/2015 12:44:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | July 27, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Two reports in the past five years show that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics are placed at inordinately high levels in black and Latino neighborhoods, leading African-American pro-life campaigners to conclude that the abortion giant is deliberately targeting dark-skinned babies. Given Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s general promotion of eugenics, along with the “The Negro Project” that she created to target African-Americans, and her appearance before at least one meeting of the KKK, pro-lifers also conclude an element of racism resides in the DNA of the abortion giant. In 2012 Protecting Black Life, connected to the Cincinnati-based Life Issues Institute, looked...
  • Proposed state laws could reduce Planned Parenthood funding by $7.5 million

    07/28/2015 12:24:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life dynamics ^ | July 27, 2015 | life dynamics
    A lawmaker in Wisconsin has introduced two bills that could eliminate at least half of the funding Planned Parenthood gets in the state. Rep. Andre Jacque is co-sponsoring legislation that will require family planning clinics, most notably Planned Parenthood, to bill Medicaid at the actual acquisition cost when they acquire drugs at the heavily discounted rates available through the Medicaid 340B program. Jacque contends that providers like Planned Parenthood, which gets over half a billion in taxpayer monies annually, are inflating rates, sometimes “eight times” the actual cost. The bill would limit providers to a “reasonable” dispensing fee, which Jacque...
  • Windows 8.1 overtakes XP in market share as Windows 10 launch approaches, Windows 7 still leads

    07/28/2015 9:22:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Tech Spot ^ | 07/02/2015 | By Stephen Libbey
    On the verge of Windows 10's release, its predecessor has quietly moved into the #2 spot for market share among operating systems. Windows 8.1 has now overtaken Windows XP, the one time king of all operating systems, but it's something of a hollow victory as Windows 7 still leads by a wide margin. According to Netmarketshare, as of June 2015, Windows 8.1's usage has increased to 13.12% among all operating systems, while XP sits at 11.98% and Windows 7 still accounts for a dominant 60.98% share. These three OS' also represent the only three with double digit market share. The...
  • Windows 10 can turn Microsoft into a success again, but it needs to get these 4 things right

    07/28/2015 9:07:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    BT ^ | 07/28/2015
    The global launch of Windows 10 is a pivotal moment for Microsoft as a consumer business, because in recent years Windows has started to matter a lot less.The rise of mobile devices has hit the PC market hard – and no more so than Microsoft, which has around 1.5 billion Windows customers, making it the market leader in that arena. (Snappa) This, combined with Apple’s OS X and Mac computer line-up regularly bucking the trend and actually increasing sales, has left Microsoft and Windows adrift in the technology world, with Google’s Chrome and Android dominating.(Snappa) But a hint of change...
  • How A Chinese Farmer Lost More Than Everything Trading Stocks

    07/28/2015 7:40:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/28/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Last night, just six weeks after one Chinese farmer Liu Jianguo invested his life savings in the Chinese market, proclaiming "it's a lot easier making money from stocks than farm work," we wondered if it was time for a sequel: It's time for the sequel: how the Chinese farmer bet on stocks and lost everything http://t.co/l1EEAHFiEg— zerohedge (@zerohedge) July 28, 2015 A few hours later we find out that it was because as CNBC reported in its sequel, another farmer has lost it all... and more. As CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports, just a few weeks after his glorious gamble...
  • The Last Bubble Standing——Amazon’s Same Day Trip Through The Casino

    07/28/2015 3:18:25 AM PDT · by dennisw · 8 replies
    davidstockmanscontracorner ^ | July 27, 2015 | by David Stockman
    Right. Amazon is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Like millions of others, I use it practically every day. And it was nice to see that it made a profit—-thin as it was at 0.4% of sales—–in the second quarter. But the instantaneous re-rating of its market cap by $40 billion in the seconds after its earnings release had nothing to do with Amazon or the considerable entrepreneurial prowess of Jeff Bezos and his army of disrupters. It was more in the nature of financial rigor mortis——-the final spasm of the robo-traders and the fast money crowd chasing one of...
  • TRUMP INTERVIEW:ADMIRE PALIN,POLITICALMEDIA AMAZINGLY DISHONEST,REAL CLIMATE CHANGE NUCLEAR

    07/28/2015 3:03:37 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 July 2015 | BY MICHELLE MOONS
    In the Palin Update radio program released Monday, host Kevin Scholla interviews 2016 Presidential candidate and American success story Donald Trump, offers his admiration for Governor Palin. In addition, Trump gave his take on the “amazingly dishonest” political media, taking on “weak, ineffective” politicians in both major political parties, the pathetic treatment of veterans, “nuclear climate change,” his run for the White House, and how he plans to make America great again. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/27/trump-interview-admire-palin-political-media-amazingly-dishonest-real-climate-change-nuclear/
  • Trump is on Hannity right now. Very good show.

    07/27/2015 7:16:02 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 165 replies
    (Fox News Channel) ^ | July 27, 2015 | (self)t
    Just watching Donald Trump being interviewed live by Sean Hannity. They're good together. Cannot wait for the first debate.
  • State health insurance markets struggle with cost challenges

    07/27/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 26, 2015 7:56 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama’s health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states.Hawaii’s marketplace, the latest cautionary tale, was awarded $205 million in federal startup grants. It has spent about $139 million and enrolled 8,200 customers for individual coverage in 2015. Unable to sustain itself, the state marketplace is turning over sign-ups to the federal HealthCare.gov for 2016. Twelve states and the District of Columbia fully control their markets. Experts estimate...
  • Pot pastor refuses to tear down Church of the Holy Smoke tents in White Rock, B.C.

    07/27/2015 1:10:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    CBC ^ | Jul 27, 201
    Robin Douglas says up to 10 people attend his cannabis-centred servicesThe self-proclaimed pastor of the Church of the Holy Smoke in White Rock, B.C., is refusing to tear down the tents where he conducts cannabis-centred services. The City of White Rock ordered the tents, erected in the backyard of a beachfront property in the city, to be removed citing bylaw contraventions, but Robin Douglas says that's just a smokescreen. "The only thing that the city is getting mad about is that we're a religious organization that uses cannabis as a sacrament and they want us gone," he told CBC News....
  • France targets carbon tax in energy transition law (quadruples rate in five years)

    07/27/2015 12:44:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 27 Jul 2015 08:03 | (Journal de l’Environnement | translated by Samuel White)
    The debate is finally over. After more than a year of national consultations, draft bills and parliamentary discussions, French MPs finally adopted the bill for an Energy Transition for Green Growth on Wednesday 22 July. The substance of this far-reaching bill was subject to significant re-shaping by both houses of the French parliament, as well as the government. […] The adopted bill contains several last minute additions, including a Senate amendment to increase the carbon tax on fossil fuel use to €56 per ton in 2020, a four-fold increase, and €100 in 2030. “The trajectory of the carbon tax increase...
  • 23 year old Journalist Trumps Pundits with Concise Dissection and Summary of Trump's "Candidacy."

    07/27/2015 9:30:43 AM PDT · by Gigantor · 53 replies
    Communism Kills ^ | 7/27/2015 | Communism Kills
    Trump is nothing more than an opportunist, a narcissist, and a self-promoter.
  • Automatic Hamburger Machine - 50 Years Ahead of Its Time!

    07/27/2015 8:55:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 16,2014
    Fifty years ago, the engineers of AMF's Central Research Labs in Stamford, CT invented automated foodservice. This entertaining film (circa 1964) describes a pilot operation for the then-burgeoning fast-food industry. Watch as hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken, seafood, french-fries, onion rings, shakes, and soft drinks are ordered, prepared, and packaged automatically by AMF's revolutionary AMFare System. All the food was delicious, especially the flame-broiled hamburgers, double-hamburgers and cheeseburgers. The entire menu was cooked-to-order and served in minutes - at the desired temperature for each item. AMF's Orbis system (shown here) pioneered the concept of electronic ordering, price tabulation, and inventory management in...
  • Windows 10: Fact vs. fiction [A Guide for those asking: Should I upgrade?]

    07/27/2015 8:52:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Info World ^ | 07/27/2015 | By Woody Leonhard
    It’s a few days before Windows 10 is officially slated to drop, and still, confusion abounds. Worse, many fallacies regarding Microsoft’s plans around upgrades and support for Win10 remain in circulation, despite efforts to dispel them.Here at InfoWorld, we've been tracking Windows 10’s progress very closely, reporting the evolving technical details with each successive build in our popular “Where Windows 10 stands right now” report. We’ve also kept a close eye on the details beyond the bits, reporting on the common misconceptions around Windows 10 licensing, upgrade paths, and updates. If you haven’t already read that article, you may want...
  • Surging ahead in polls, Trump takes aim at Walker, Clinton

    07/27/2015 4:38:27 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 62 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 27, 2015, 7:12 AM
    http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/surging-ahead-in-polls-trump-takes-aim-at-walker-clinton/
  • Women are giving Trump the lead

    07/27/2015 3:44:04 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 23 replies
    Patheos.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Gene Veith
    Donald Trump’s habit of shooting off his mouth and provoking outrage isn’t slowing him down at all. The public must find his lack of politically-correct inhibition refreshing. The new Zogby poll shows him leading the Republican pack among likely primary voters. Overall, he leads 20%, with Jeb Bush coming in at 16%. He leads among conservatives (18%), moderates (28%), and independents (31%). But his big support comes from women, 26% of whom support him. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/geneveith/2015/07/women-are-giving-trump-the-lead/?ref_widget=trending&ref_blog=goodletters&ref_post=a-g-harmon
  • Donald Trump is surging some more in a fresh batch of polls

    07/26/2015 3:38:33 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 26, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Real-estate magnate and Republican candidate Donald Trump has showed no signs of slowing down in presidential primary polls. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/polls-donald-trump-leads-new-hampshire-iowa-republican-primary-2015-7#ixzz3h2XY5KAs
  • Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles That Can Be Remotely Hacked Online

    07/26/2015 11:51:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    ktla ^ | 7/26/2015 | CNN wire
    A flaw in several Chrysler models lets hackers remotely control them, posing an unprecedented danger for American drivers. Hackers can cut the brakes, shut down the engine, drive it off the road, or make all the electronics go haywire. ... The cars involved in the recall include the following vehicles equipped with 8.4-inch touchscreens: 2013-2015 MY Dodge Viper specialty vehicles 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups 2013-2015 Ram 3500, 4500, 5500 Chassis Cabs 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Cherokee SUVs 2014-2015 Dodge Durango SUVs 2015 MY Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans 2015 Dodge Challenger sports coupes...
  • Looking Away From Abortion

    07/26/2015 9:57:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Ross Douthat
    IN an essay in his 1976 collection, “Mortal Lessons,” the physician Richard Selzer describes a strange suburban scene. People go outside in the morning in his neighborhood, after the garbage trucks have passed, and find “a foreignness upon the pavement,” a softness underfoot. Looking down, Selzer first thinks he sees oversize baby birds, then rubber baby dolls, until the realization comes that the street is littered with the tiny, naked, all-too-human bodies of aborted fetuses. Later, the local hospital director speaks to Selzer, trying to impose order on the grisly scene. It was an accident, of course: The tiny corpses...
  • A Millennial Named Bush

    07/26/2015 9:30:14 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/25/2015 | Nick Kristoff
    THE time-honored way to speak of young people is with horror. They’re wild, reckless, irresponsible, narcissistic, immoral and hopeless — and always have been. Now along comes this generation of millennials, and we have a problem. They are raised on “service projects,” apply to Teach for America in torrents and donate to charity at a higher rate (87 percent) than their elders. Basically, they’ve stabbed us older generations in the back with their idealism and altruism, robbing us of the opportunity to feel superior. One of the exemplars of this trend, also catering to it, is Barbara Bush, 33. Yes,...
  • No, 'Super Mario Maker' Is Not Racist

    07/25/2015 4:11:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/22/2015 | Erik Kain
    Super Mario Maker is a game we’ve all been waiting for: Finally, we can create our own classic Mario levels using the Wii U’s touch-screen gamepad. (I’d sure like to have a mouse and keyboard, but the touchscreen is far superior for this kind of thing than a traditional gamepad.) Ben Gilbert of Business Insider recently demoed the game and was mostly just really disturbed by the big, white, feminine hand that appeared onscreen as a stand-in for his own. This one: Here’s Gilbert’s reaction: During a meeting with Nintendo on Thursday in New York City, I tried the game...
  • Trailer for 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine' shows a bold, brilliant, brutal Apple founder

    07/25/2015 10:46:29 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Mashable ^ | July 24, 2015 | BY JOSH DICKEY
    Mashable Debuts exclusively premieres music, videos, artwork, trailers and more. You saw it here first! LOS ANGELES — Steve Jobs never compromised, nor did he pull punches. Neither does Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney. Jobs' life, influence and legacy get Gibney's full journalistic treatment in Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, the first trailer for which Mashable debuts here. Despite an uphill climb for access, Gibney, a perennial Academy Award contender who won for 2007's Taxi to the Dark Side, captured several of Jobs' personal acquaintances for this film that debuted at the South by Southwest Film Festival. The...
  • Poll: Vets view Trump more favorably than war hero McCain

    07/25/2015 7:42:50 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 17 replies
    BPR BizPac Review ^ | July 25, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Veterans and military personnel apparently don’t mind what Donald Trump said about John McCain. A poll shows they view the Republican presidential candidate more favorably than they do the Arizona GOP senator. The YouGov.Economist poll was released on Friday. Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/07/25/poll-vets-view-trump-more-favorably-than-war-hero-mccain-228695#ixzz3gukvL0rC
  • Why Donald Trump was a Democrat

    07/25/2015 1:24:41 AM PDT · by familyop · 69 replies
    PowerLine ^ | July 24, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    Donald Trump was asked today to explain why, as he has said, he has identified more with Democrats than with Republicans. The answer, he claimed, is that the economy crashed in 2008 because of mistakes made by President Bush. This may be a good answer (or the best one available) from a political perspective. Trump is appealing primarily to disaffected Republicans who believe the GOP hasnÂ’t stood up for them sufficiently on issues relating to the economy (immigration is the best example). Attributing his pro-Democrat leanings to BushÂ’s handling of the economy makes political sense. Unfortunately, it doesnÂ’t make historical...
  • New Saliva Test May Catch Alzheimer’s Disease Early

    07/24/2015 10:37:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    WTKR ^ | JULY 24, 2015
    A test detecting Alzheimer’s disease early may become easily available thanks to one plentiful bodily substance: saliva, a recently released study shows. The saliva test was presented at the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington this week. Though research is still in its infancy, the saliva test represents the exciting future of diagnostic tools in development for the detection of the neurodegenerative disease. While doctors are currently able to see the difference between a healthy brain and one affected by Alzheimer’s, the study emphasizes the importance of detecting Alzheimer’s-like changes early. “As the field has continue
  • From Duds to Suds: Lululemon Going Into Beer Business

    07/24/2015 8:59:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Tue Jul 21 2015 | Peter Edwards
    Curiosity Lager will be offered at the SeaWheeze half marathon in Vancouver’s Stanley ParkBy: In a salutation to suds, yoga-apparel maker Lululemon Athletica has announced it’s going into the craft beer business. The Vancouver-based business announced it’s going to make something called “Curiosity Lager.” The company announced it plans to make 88,000 cans of the beer, to coincide in mid-August with the Lululemon annual SeaWheeze Half Marathon. The beer will be made in partnership with Stanley Park Brewing. “We both share a deep hometown pride in our forest-in-the-city, Stanley Park and a unbridled enthusiasm for cold beer after a...
  • Planned Parenthood Makes as Much as $23 Million Annually From Selling Aborted Baby Body Parts

    07/24/2015 7:19:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 24, 2015 | Matthew Clark
    In addition to murdering thousands of babies, we now know Planned Parenthood is operating a chop-shop, selling murdered babies for parts. Two videos have been released of senior Planned Parenthood abortion executives explaining in lurid detail, while chomping on salad and wine, how Planned Parenthood abortionists “crush” babies, using a “less crunchy” method of abortion, to harvest their organs. Then they sell them. It’s despicable. Yet, in response to the natural backlash of the American people, Planned Parenthood – the largest abortion business in America – has happily admitted it conducts this gruesome, inhuman practice. It claims it’s following “the...
  • Porn clicker keeps infecting apps on Google Play

    07/24/2015 4:52:13 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    WeLiveSecurity.com ^ | 23 JUL 2015 - 01:00PM | BY LUKAS STEFANKO
    Lately we informed you how a fake Dubsmash application has been uploaded to Google Play Store at least nine times, which have tens of thousands of installs. This porn clicker Trojan, which we detect as Android/Clicker, has once more become available for download from Play Store. After we notified Google and published an article about these fake Dubsmash Trojans, we discovered other fake Dubsmash versions being uploaded again infected with the same porn clicker. We detected yet another 51 Trojan porn clickers accessible for the users to download. Four of them had more than 10,000 installs and one of...
  • Top Economic Forecaster Warns: Have Cash On Hand To Survive For Three Months

    07/24/2015 4:47:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 74 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/24/15 | Mac Slavo
    Economic forecaster Martin Armstrong, who is known for having accurately predicted major events like the Savings & Loan crash, the collapse of Japanese financial markets and the destruction of the Russian economy almost to the day, says that a major turning point is coming to the global paradigm this October. While stopping short of calling for an all out crash, Armstrong’s cyclical turning point of 2015.75 suggests that very big changes are set to take place. But how do you prepare for the uncertainty of what’s to come? Armstrong says you’d better have some cash on hand for short-term disruptions,...
  • 11-Year-Old Runs Successful Ice Cream Business

    07/24/2015 2:46:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
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  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking

    07/24/2015 12:00:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2015 2:55 PM EDT | Tom Krisher
    Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet. The company also disclosed in government documents that the hackers got into the Jeep through an electronic opening in the radio and said it would update software to close it. On Thursday, Fiat Chrysler sealed off a loophole in its internal cellular telephone network with vehicles to prevent similar attacks, the automaker said in a statement. The vulnerability exposed by the hack rippled through the auto industry...
  • India Rising? Modi’s Landmark Tax Bill Will Likely Pass, Says Eurasia

    07/24/2015 11:07:39 AM PDT · by entropy12
    Barron's Asia Edition ^ | 23-7-15 | Shuli Ren
    China’s loss is India’s gain. International investors are pulling out of China and plowed $705 million into India since June 12, sending the Sensex Index 7% higher. But does India have any near-term catalysts? The buzz on Narendra Modi‘s landmark reform Goods & Taxes Bill is back. An important panel in the Upper House of the parliament, which Modi’s political party does not have majority in, already approved the GST bill. Now Modi just needs to get this bill passed in the Upper House. But worryingly, the monsoon session of the parliament, which opened on Tuesday and will end on...
  • Young scientist discovers magnetic material unnecessary to create spin current

    07/24/2015 10:52:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    http://phys.org ^ | July 24, 2015 | by Carla Reiter & Provided by: Argonne National Laboratory
    Typically when referring to electrical current, an image of electrons moving through a metallic wire is conjured. Using the spin Seebeck effect (SSE), it is possible to create a current of pure spin (a quantum property of electrons related to its magnetic moment) in magnetic insulators. However, this work demonstrates that the SSE is not limited to magnetic insulators but also occurs in a class of materials known as paramagnets. Since magnetic moments within paramagnets do not interact with each other like in conventional ferromagnets, and thus do not hold their magnetization when an external magnetic field is removed, this...
  • Planned Parenthood Paid Disgraced Official (Nucatola) More Than $200,000 On The Side

    07/24/2015 8:39:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/23/2015 | Patrick Howley
    Planned Parenthood not only pays its disgraced official Deborah Nucatola a salary. The abortion provider has also paid Nucatola a six-figure sum as an outside contractor. Nucatola, who has served as senior director of medical services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America since February 2009, was caught in an undercover sting video selling aborted baby parts. (RELATED: Nucatola Works For White House Staff). But Nucatola also founded her own firm called Imagyn Inc. in Sherman Oaks, Calif. The firm was incorporated in the state of California on April 1, 2008. She is still listed as president of the corporation. Planned...
  • TNR: They’re Not Baby Parts, They’re ‘Products Of Conception’

    07/24/2015 8:33:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    federalist.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | D.C. McAllister
    After the release of two undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood executives haggling over selling organs from aborted babies, OB/GYN Jen Gunter is complaining about the term “baby parts.” Writing for The New Republic, she says it’s better to use the term “products of conception.” While she thinks that’s just an accurate medical term, it’s really just dehumanizing babies to prop up the abortion industry. “These are not ‘baby parts,’” Gunter says. “Whether a woman has a miscarriage or an abortion, the tissue specimen is called ‘products of conception.’ In utero, i.e. during pregnancy, we...