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Friday, September 30, 2016

Self-Driving Hype Doesn’t Reflect Reality - WSJ

To many industry insiders, these claims are largely hype. They’re not false, but they abuse the terms “autonomous vehicle” and “self-driving,” which evoke images of hopping into a car, entering a destination and disappearing into sleep, food or our phones.

That is not what we’re going to get by 2021. It won’t happen for a long time, maybe decades.

via www.wsj.com

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Poll: Clinton climbs to six-point lead in Nevada, ahead in Florida and New Hampshire - Hot Air Hot Air

There are four new swing-state polls out today and none are good for Trump, but this Nevada survey from Suffolk is the worst because that’s been one of his best battlegrounds all year. He hasn’t trailed in a poll there since mid-August, when Suffolk’s last survey of the state found Clinton up just two points in the midst of her big post-convention bounce. If you’re Team Trump, you were counting on that to be her high-water mark in Nevada this year, especially given how the race had tightened nationally earlier this month. As it turns out, though, she’s now up six — her biggest lead in the state all year.

via hotair.com

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Mother Theresa's Masochism: Does Religion Demand Suffering to Keep People Passive? | Alternet

 One day I met a lady who was dying of cancer in a most terrible condition. And I told her, I say, "You know, this terrible pain is only the kiss of Jesus — a sign that you have come so close to Jesus on the cross that he can kiss you." And she joined her hands together and said, "Mother Teresa, please tell Jesus to stop kissing me.”

Mother Teresa’s outlook on suffering played out in her order’s homes for the sick and dying, which doctors havedescribed as deficient in hygiene, care, nutrition, and painkillers. Miami resident Hemley Gonzalez was so shocked by his volunteer experience that he has founded an accountable charity to provide better care. "Needles were washed in cold water and reused and expired medicines were given to the inmates. There were people who had chance to live if given proper care," . . . "I have decided to go back to Kolkata to start a charity that will be called 'Responsible Charity.' Each donation will be made public and professional medical help will be given," Gonzalez said after returning to the U.S. He also launched a Facebook page called, “Stop the Missionaries of Charity.”

via www.alternet.org

Not to say anything negative about St. Mother Theresa, but I found this aspect of the Missionaries of Charity's work not my cuppa tea. I volunteered once, many years ago in the DC missionaries' hostel for the dying. I was pretty appalled by the standards of the place, not to mention concerned, maybe scared shitless would be a better term, that I might catch a dose of AIDS if I wasn't careful handling the various fluids and stuff I would have to as a sort of helper in the wards. It wasn't that it was filthy or anything; "casual" would be a better word. But you don't want to be casual when handling the bodily exudes of AIDS patients. Anyway, I never went back after the introduction for volunteers and had to beg off when the mother superior called me up.

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Nevada’s School Choice Victory - WSJ

Children won a big victory in Nevada on Thursday as the state Supreme Court upheld the state’s revolutionary education savings accounts (ESAs), the nation’s first universal school choice program. Note to Donald Trump: This is worth celebrating.

via www.wsj.com

Nevada's a great state, but it's so damn hot.

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Trump Tees Up a Necessary Debate on the Fed - WSJ

In a looping debate rant, Mr. Trump argued that an increasingly “political” Fed is holding interest rates low to help Democrats in November, driving up a “big, fat, ugly bubble” that will pop when the central bank raises rates. This riff has some truth to it.

via www.wsj.com

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Hillary and the Rodeo Queens | The Weekly Standard

Clinton didn't run for president in 1988. "I need some family time," he announced. "I need some personal time. Politicians are people too." Oh, they are.

via www.weeklystandard.com

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How Donald Trump Set Off a Civil War Within the Right-Wing Media - The New York Times

Erickson dug in, writing that Trump was “out of his depth” and lacking in “common decency.” But he was drowned out by Trump sympathizers with even bigger audiences than his own, like The Drudge Report and the online outlet Breitbart. It was one of the first salvos in what would open up in the year that followed into a civil war within the conservative media, dividing some of the loudest voices on the right. Days earlier, Erickson had unimpeachable credentials in the conservative movement. But by crossing Trump, he was now, in the eyes of his former allies, “a tool of the establishment.”

via www.nytimes.com

I haven't read the whole thing yet, but it looks interesting.

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University of Michigan Student Officially Called ‘His Majesty’

Strobl is not the only one to make such a change. Other new University of Michigan pronouns include: “His Grace,” “Her Royal Highness,” and “The Exalted Reverend Doctor Architect.”

Students go on to a university online portal and can choose from a list of existing pronouns, or they can create one of their own that better fits their identity.

via freebeacon.com

Heh.

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Why populism, nationalism, and tribalism will outlast

What should worry the “globalists” of every party is that this revolt is not an aberration from our current trajectory but parallel to it. The forces animating Donald Trump will persist so long as Bill Clinton and friends insulate themselves, their families, and their government from the unvarnished, intemperate, uncouth, and entirely legitimate grievances of the people.

via freebeacon.com

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Jim Comey’s Blind Eye - WSJ

Two revealing, if largely unnoticed, moments came in the middle of FBI Director Jim Comey’s Wednesday testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. When combined, these moments prove that Mr. Comey gave Hillary Clinton a pass.

via www.wsj.com

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Jim Comey’s Blind Eye - WSJ

Two revealing, if largely unnoticed, moments came in the middle of FBI Director Jim Comey’s Wednesday testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. When combined, these moments prove that Mr. Comey gave Hillary Clinton a pass.

via www.wsj.com

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

11-99 Foundation License Plate Frame - Culture of Corruption? (Stuff)

For a $1800 donation to the organization you get a license plate frame, a certificate and a wallet with a special 11-99 badge in it. The wallet has a place for your ID just opposite the badge. The perfect thing to hand to an officer who has just pulled you over.

Now, perhaps they don't intend to create the impression that this sort of prominent identification with the program is helpful in avoiding prosecution by the Highway Patrol, but the general public certainly thinks it is.

via zo-d.com

I saw a BMW M6 at a stoplight not far from my lovely, semi-custom, semi-palatial, ranch-like, quasi-estate (model III) this afternoon, so I googled the license plate frame. I had no idea.

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Is your dog's Halloween costume sexist?

I bet you didn't think of this one, did you, hmmm?

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Are the U.S. and China Headed Towards a Naval War in Asia? | The National Interest Blog

But while the Chinese see the United States as a strategic competitor, experts agree that a military confrontation is not a foregone conclusion. Beijing hopes that it can force the United States to de facto accept the South China Sea as its territory. “I don’t think conflict—naval or otherwise—between the U.S. and China is inevitable,” Cropsey said. “More likely is that China will continue its effort to turn the international waters of the East and South China Sea into territorial waters.”

via nationalinterest.org

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Climate fight targeting cows may reshape California dairies - San Francisco Chronicle

“I wasn’t thinking about climate change so much when I made the purchase,” Giacomini said, reflecting on his so-called methane digester as he sat in the office at his 720-acre ranch on a recent morning. “But there had been plenty of stories in the newspaper about how cows produce methane, and talk about putting diapers on them.”

via www.sfchronicle.com

I don't like the idea of putting diapers on cows. It ain't American.

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Chelsea Clinton Takes Private Jet to 'Clean Energy' Conference in Hippie Paradise | Heat Street

After attending campaign events in Greenville, the former first daughter took a private jet to Asheville, just a five-hour drive away, to attend a roundtable event on “clean energy.” Asheville is a paradise for hippies who love the environment.

via heatst.com

Of course she did.

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The FBI’s Hillary email probe is looking even more like a coverup | New York Post

In the latest bombshell from Congress’ probe into what’s looking more and more like an FBI whitewash (or coverup) of criminal behavior by the Democratic nominee and her aides, the Denver-based tech who destroyed subpoenaed emails from Clinton’s server allegedly lied to FBI agents after he got an immunity deal.

That’s normally a felony. As a federal prosecutor, Comey tossed Martha Stewart in jail for it and helped convict Scooter Libby for it as well. Yet the key Clinton witness still maintained his protection from criminal prosecution.

via nypost.com

I kinda like the NY Post.

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Dakota Fanning: ‘It’s Ridiculous We’re Still Talking About the Gender-Wage Gap’ | Dakota Fanning, Magazine : Just Jared

On the gender-wage gap in Hollywood: “It’s frustrating that you still have to talk about it. As part of my school, I’ve studied lots of different periods, and if you go back to, like, The Taming of the Shrew, it’s talking about the disparity between genders, and it’s crazy that we still haven’t cracked that.”

via www.justjared.com

Yahh, it's like, totally, like, OMG!, why isn't it, like, equal already?

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Microsoft Centralizes Artificial Intelligence Efforts as Executive Steps Down - WSJ

As head of a newly formed artificial intelligence division, Mr. Shum, 49 years old, will oversee 5,000 employees, including the 1,000 researchers he led previously.

via www.wsj.com

Microsoft is the new Google.

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Cop Issues Warning: 'If You Run Around in a Clown Suit, You Should Probably Expect for Citizens to Beat You' - Hit & Run : Reason.com

We have reached the stage of the Great Clown Panic when real clowns have started to worry about profiling. In Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the Cumberland Times-News reports, "members of the Classic Clowns Club have been alarmed by news reports in which police have asked anyone who sees a clown to call 911. The troupe members often travel in costume, and worry that, if someone notices a van full of clowns and calls the police, they could end up in legal trouble."

via reason.com

As far as I'm concerned, they're asking for it.

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FCC Postpones Vote on TV Set-Top Box Plan - WSJ

Cable TV companies as well as media companies have waged a major fight to defeat the plan or scale it back significantly. Many of their objections were legal and technical, but underlying those concerns was a basic fear that Mr. Wheeler’s proposal could disrupt their longstanding, lucrative business models.

via www.wsj.com

I'll bet.

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Bill Clinton 'is a sexual predator': Clinton rape accuser resurfaces | Washington Examiner

"[Y]ou said you don't remember a time in your life that your parents weren't being attacked," Juanita Broaddrick said in a series of tweets addressed to Chelsea Clinton.

"There's a very good reason for this — your parents are not good people," she said

via www.washingtonexaminer.com

That would be an explanation.

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Supreme Court to Hear Trademark Case - WSJ

The justices, in a brief written order, said they would consider whether the Asian-American rock band The Slants can register a trademark on its name. The group’s frontman, Simon Tam, sought the trademark but was denied by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which found that people of Asian descent would likely find the band’s name disparaging.

via www.wsj.com

Ai Chihuahua-san.

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Gary Johnson's latest 'Aleppo moment': Can't name a single foreign leader - Hot Air Hot Air

There are many Republican voters who are leaning toward Johnson because they believe Donald Trump is unprepared to be president. The rationale appears to be that Trump “lacks a basic understanding” of important fundamental issues, especially when it comes to foreign policy.

So Gary Johnson’s your choice, really?

via hotair.com

Gary Johnson is just the best of the available four candidates. It's not as if he has a serious chance of winning. So, yes, I support him. And yes, he is a doofus. If we picked Presidents by "preparation", we should all vote for Hillary. She will probably be even more effective than Obama. Also, I live in California, much luck me.

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Should we bring extinct species back from the dead? | Science | AAAS

The two animals at the forefront of this discussion are the woolly mammoth, a hairy, close relative of the elephant that lived in the Arctic, and the passenger pigeon, a small, gray bird with a pinkish red breast once extremely common in North America. The last mammoths died about 4000 years ago, and the passenger pigeon vanished around 1900. Research on reviving both species is well underway, and scientists close to the field think de-extinction for these animals is now a matter of “when,” not “if.”

via www.sciencemag.org

Do we really need the passenger pigeon? The woolly mammoth I can see.

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Should we bring extinct species back from the dead? | Science | AAAS

The two animals at the forefront of this discussion are the woolly mammoth, a hairy, close relative of the elephant that lived in the Arctic, and the passenger pigeon, a small, gray bird with a pinkish red breast once extremely common in North America. The last mammoths died about 4000 years ago, and the passenger pigeon vanished around 1900. Research on reviving both species is well underway, and scientists close to the field think de-extinction for these animals is now a matter of “when,” not “if.”

via www.sciencemag.org

Do we really need the passenger pigeon? The woolly mammoth I can see.

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Nothing James Comey Says About Hillary Clinton Makes Any Sense

Rather than striking immunity deals with virtually every person who had intimate knowledge of Hillary Clinton’s illegal private server and emails, the Justice Department would have saved everyone some time by offering Hillary protection instead.

via thefederalist.com

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Appeals Court Overturns Ban on Selfies in Voting Booths - WSJ

A unanimous three-judge panel of the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ruled that New Hampshire authorities furnished no evidence that ballot selfies encouraged vote buying or voter coercion. They failed, as a result, to justify the 2014 law’s curbs on an increasingly popular form of speech.

via www.wsj.com

Proving that stupid people are allowed to vote.

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Man rescued at sea says he didn't kill rich grandfather - News - providencejournal.com - Providence, RI

BOSTON (AP) — A 22-year-old man rescued from a life raft after a fishing trip that left his mother missing and presumed dead had been a suspect in the still-unsolved 2013 slaying of his rich grandfather, adding to the multitude of questions swirling around him and what happened at sea.

via www.providencejournal.com

He's just a very unlucky, and wealthy, young man. Maybe I wouldn't go boating with him, though.

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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Designated Survivor’ | Decider | Where To Stream Movies & Shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, HBO Go

The Gist: Tom Kirkman (Sutherland) is a frustrated Secretary of Housing and Urban Development attempting to get his points into the next State of the Union, and it soon becomes clear that his job is up in the air and he needs to make a decision regarding his future. He is then asked to be the “designated survivor” for the evening, and when the capitol is attacked, he is suddenly sworn in as President and sucked into a world he never expected to be a part of.

via decider.com

I saw the first episode. I would rate it "not bad." Maybe a 3.8 on a 5 point scale. It's safe bet, however, that the terrorists will turn out to be some right wing, apocalyptic group, because, you know, you're more likely to be killed that way than you are in a 9/11 style attack.

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El Cajon community outraged after fatal shooting - CNN.com

El Cajon, California (CNN)Activists dismayed by the police killing of an unarmed, possibly mentally ill black man in El Cajon, California, demanded Wednesday that authorities release video of the shooting.

via www.cnn.com

This is a sad event all around. The victim was a mentally ill, unarmed man who evidently thought he should pretend to aim an imaginary weapon at police. The police didn't know the imaginary part, and one of them shot him. He died shortly thereafter. There is a little "Black Lives Matter" protest, but it seems pretty low key, as things in San Diego usually are. El Cajon is the low rent eastern suburb of San Diego. I live south of there; about 20 or so minutes away by car.

My twelve year old listened to this story on the radio this morning and asked "Dad, are there going to be riots?" I said I didn't think so. He then said "So you don't think we'll get out of school?"

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Snapchat Releases First Hardware Product, Spectacles - WSJ

He remembers testing a prototype in early 2015 while hiking with his fiancée, supermodel Miranda Kerr. “It was our first vacation, and we went to Big Sur for a day or two. We were walking through the woods, stepping over logs, looking up at the beautiful trees. And when I got the footage back and watched it, I could see my own memory, through my own eyes—it was unbelievable. It’s one thing to see images of an experience you had, but it’s another thing to have an experience of the experience. It was the closest I’d ever come to feeling like I was there again.”

via www.wsj.com

I don't think I want a pair.

September 28, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Conservatives Aren’t Professors Because They Have Fewer Role Models

This observation goes beyond grammar and elementary school. Today, a professor’s success at influencing her students remains subject to her students’ perceived identities. For example, even though 80 percent of professors are liberal, they tend to have a small influence on the political leanings of their students. However, if what Smith observed is true, one group of students would be dramatically influenced by their professors’ liberalism: the students who see themselves becoming professors.

This is one of the subtle dangers of political dominance in the academy. Because the academy often promotes from within itself, it will likely only become increasingly liberal. Without honestly addressing the issue, conservatism will continue to be filtered out.

via thefederalist.com

This battle has already been lost.

September 28, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Trump Is Right About ‘Stop and Frisk’ - WSJ

One of the strategies that helped bring about an 85% reduction in crime in New York City between 1994 and 2013 was the careful and appropriate use of “stop and frisk.” This practice dramatically reduced the number of guns, knives and other dangerous weapons, as well as illicit drugs, in the city.

But according to candidate Hillary Clinton and moderator Lester Holt during Monday night’s presidential debate, stop and frisk is “unconstitutional.” They are wrong. In Mrs. Clinton’s case, it’s the usual misrepresenting she does when she does not know what she is talking about. As for Mr. Holt, if a moderator is going to interfere, he should do some homework and not pretend to know the law when he does not. Mr. Holt and NBC cannot overrule the U.S. Supreme Court.

via www.wsj.com

I was hurrying into work once, this was 1985 I believe, when the police stopped and frisked me. They said I looked like a bank robbery suspect, and I was walking fast. I was clerking for the DC Circuit at the time. This was in Alexandria, VA.

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Davidson eNews Update for September 2016

The national Davidson Young Scholars program provides FREE services designed to nurture the intellectual, social, emotional, and academic development of profoundly intelligent young people between the ages of 5 and 18 (students must be between the ages of 5 and 16 when applying). Benefits of the program include:

  • Consulting Services
  • An Online Community
  • In-person Connections
  • Community Service Endeavors
  • Summer Programs (fee-based)

Read success stories to see how the Young Scholars program has helped make a difference in the lives of these students. The Young Scholars application deadline is the first of each month.

via news.ditd.org

For some reason I got on the Davidson Institute's mailing list. They seem to do good work. The success stories are inspirational.

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Congress rebukes Obama, rejects his 9/11 lawsuit veto | Washington Examiner

The Senate voted 97-1 to override Obama's veto, and the only "no" vote was from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

via www.washingtonexaminer.com

NPR had me convinced that while the override would win, it would probably be close. I'm busy driving, and sometimes stuff just sort of slips into my subconscious. But, they. lie.

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Satanic Temple brings ‘Satan Club’ to elementary school | New York Post

The Portland chapter of the Satanic Temple has reportedly succeeded in bringing its “After School Satan Club” to an elementary school within city limits.

Finn Rezz, one of two heads of the chapter, told the Oregonian that the organization has been approved to begin its program, which focuses on “science and rational thinking,” on Oct. 19 at Sacramento Elementary School.

via nypost.com

He's an enlightenment kinda guy.

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Morning Consult poll: Clinton gains four points after debate - Hot Air Hot Air

The earliest indication, from Morning Consult, is that the election’s in play.

via hotair.com

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Clinton campaign in ‘panic mode’ over Florida black voters - POLITICO

MIAMI — To kill Donald Trump's chances of capturing the White House, Hillary Clinton needs to win Florida. And to do that, she needs a big minority turnout.

But Democrats are beginning to worry that too many African-American voters are uninspired by Clinton’s candidacy, leading her campaign to hit the panic button this week and launch an all-out blitz to juice-up voter enthusiasm.

via www.politico.com

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AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases

DENVER (AP) — Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found.

via bigstory.ap.org

Of course they do.

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Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa | The Japan Times

Coins issued in ancient Rome have been excavated from the ruins of a castle in Okinawa Prefecture, the local board of education said, the first time such artifacts have been discovered in Japan.

via www.japantimes.co.jp

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Search Warrants Paint Disturbing Picture Of Man Rescued After Week Lost At Sea « CBS Boston

His mother remains missing and is presumed dead. The Coast Guard does not believe she could still be alive, so the search for her was terminated.

Now, authorities are trying to find out more about the boating mishap and whether or not Nathan had a role in the mysterious and ill-fated trip–and a warrant from 2014 shows that he was once a suspect in the still-unsolved murder of his wealthy grandfather.

via boston.cbslocal.com

That rascal.

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California Suspends ‘Business Relationships’ With Wells Fargo - Bloomberg

The suspension, in effect immediately, will remain in place for 12 months, State Treasurer John Chiang said Wednesday. "Complete and permanent severance" between his office and the bank will occur if it doesn’t change its practices, he said. The treasurer is also suspending his office’s investment in Wells Fargo securities.

via www.bloomberg.com

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Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Still Faces Risks, Following $41 Million Clawback - WSJ

For now, there are no signs he is contemplating giving up his roles as chairman and chief executive over the bank’s sales-tactics scandal, according to people familiar with the matter. And there haven’t been any formal discussions at the board about Mr. Stumpf’s resigning from either of his positions, according to the people.

That is despite the extraordinary rebuke handed down by the board Tuesday night. The bank’s board said Mr. Stumpf agreed to forgo all unvested equity awarded to him, worth $41 million; not take a bonus during 2016; take no salary during an independent investigation by the board; and recuse himself from all deliberations related to the bank’s sales-tactics scandal.

via www.wsj.com

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Four Curious Claims About Taxes in the First Presidential Debate | Tax Foundation

Taxes played a central role in last night’s presidential debate, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump presented contrasting visions for U.S. economic policy. The candidates mentioned taxes over 40 times throughout the course of the debate, promoting their respective tax plans and criticizing each other’s proposals. However, several of the claims that Clinton and Trump made about tax policy were incorrect or misleading:

via taxfoundation.org

Shocking.

September 28, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Four Curious Claims About Taxes in the First Presidential Debate | Tax Foundation

Taxes played a central role in last night’s presidential debate, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump presented contrasting visions for U.S. economic policy. The candidates mentioned taxes over 40 times throughout the course of the debate, promoting their respective tax plans and criticizing each other’s proposals. However, several of the claims that Clinton and Trump made about tax policy were incorrect or misleading:

via taxfoundation.org

Shocking.

September 28, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Editorial: Save the fresh*** - The Daily Princetonian

This past summer, the University Office of Human Resources released guidelines on inclusive language for official communications. The purpose of these guidelines is to ensure that no gender-based words, such as “chairman” or “businessman,” be used to describe mixed-gendered groups or in contexts in which gender identity is unknown or irrelevant. The University’s commitment to foster inclusivity on campus is commendable, but the regulation of inoffensive vocabulary terms represents a disturbing trend toward restricting the marketplace of ideas, starting with the language that comprises it.

via dailyprincetonian.com

Go, you Tigers, Go! Bully for old Prince Willie!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wells Fargo Claws Back Millions From CEO After Scandal - WSJ

Wells Fargo WFC 0.47 % & Co. Chairman and Chief Executive John Stumpf will forfeit $41 million over the bank’s burgeoning sales scandal, marking one of the biggest rebukes to the head of a major U.S. financial institution.

The bank’s board moved to rescind pay for Mr. Stumpf and former community- banking head Carrie Tolstedt ahead of a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee Thursday. Wells Fargo’s board said Ms. Tolstedt, who oversaw retail banking during bad behavior there, will forfeit unvested equity awards valued at $19 million.

via www.wsj.com

Good. This is what Boards of Directors are for.

September 27, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Even Cats and Dogs Are Setting Records for Living Longer in Aging Japan - Bloomberg

Not only does Japan now have more pets than kids, dogs and cats are extending their lifespans along with their aging owners.

The average longevity of dogs and cats has hit record highs of 13.2 years and 11.9 years, respectively, according to experts at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and the Japan Small Animal Veterinary Association.

via www.bloomberg.com

?

September 27, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Hillary’s Debate Lies | City Journal

Hillary Clinton repeated her incessant lie last night that the criminal justice system is infected with “systemic racism.” Race “determines” how people are “treated in the criminal justice system,” she said. Blacks are “more likely [than whites] to be arrested, charged, convicted and incarcerated” for “doing the same thing.” Such a dangerous falsehood, should Clinton act on it as president, would result not just in misguided policies but in the continued delegitimation of the criminal justice system. That delegitimation, with its attendant hostility and aggression toward police officers, has already produced the largest one-year surge in homicides in urban areas in nearly a half-century.

via www.city-journal.org

This is Heather MacDonald, whom I met the other night at Gail's house for dinner. Excellent woman. Trollope lover.

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