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Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Myth of Silicon Valley Libertarianism - The Daily Beast

No, Silicon Valley is not a libertarian hotbed; rather, we are witnessing the rise of an entirely new type of Democrat. As Silicon Valley and urbanized liberals gain power, they will transform the government in their vision for a brighter future—whether we like it or not.

via www.thedailybeast.com

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How a 23-year-old beat United Airlines - Dec. 31, 2015

Aktarer Zaman, now 23, didn't back down when United Airlines (UAL) and Orbitz sued him a little over a year ago for opening a website called Skiplagged.com to help travelers find cheap plane tickets.

via money.cnn.com

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Reynolds: Playing the 'Bill card' against Hillary

And boom! The issue switched to President Clinton’s record, turning him from a campaign asset to a campaign liability. As the only president to be impeached over sexual harassment (technically, for lying about sexual harassment), and as a political figure who has faced numerous accusations of rape and sexual abuse, Bill Clinton isn’t a good choice for feminist standard-bearer. Worse yet, bringing up Bill’s misbehavior also brings up Hillary’s role in covering for his abuses, and in attacking and humiliating his accusers.

via www.usatoday.com

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Soft-skinned, brunette robot wants to be your friend | New York Post

A life-like cyborg was unveiled this week by engineers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore — and is being touted as the first emotionally intelligent humanoid.

via nypost.com

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Nervous farting Oklahoma driver found to be hiding meth - NY Daily News

An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy pulled over a nervous, farting driver — who he discovered was hiding over 8 pounds of methamphetamine disguised as Christmas presents Monday night, according to reports.

via www.nydailynews.com

I specially trained dog sniffed out the meth.

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Man 'attacked nephew who played with Pokémon cards': cops - NY Daily News

A Maryland man was arrested after attacking his 5-year-old nephew for playing with his prized Pokémon collection.

via www.nydailynews.com

Funny, he doesn't look like, etc., etc.

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In America, 200 Million People Will Suffer 'Psychological Distress' From Climate Change | Gizmodo Australia

The Psychological Effects of Global Warming on the United States,” examines the hitherto undiscussed effects of increasingly prevalent extreme weather, sea level rise, drought and other impacts of climate change on mental health. How will we cope with a changing world?

via www.gizmodo.com.au

We'll probably buy more guns.

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Marco Rubio: As president, I’ll push for a constitutional convention of the states « Hot Air

“One of the things I’m going to do on my first day in office: I will announce that I am a supporter, and as president I will put the weight of the presidency behind a constitutional convention of the states so we can pass term limits on members of Congress and the Supreme Court and so we can pass a balanced budget amendment,” Mr. Rubio said in Iowa.

via hotair.com

Don't hold your breath.

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Samra Kesinovic who fled Austria to join ISIS was used as a sex slave and killed | Daily Mail Online

She was killed by ISIS as she tried to flee their stronghold of Raqqa. 

Prior to her death, she was forced to be a sex slave for the terror group, according to a Tunisian former extremist who lived with the two girls in the terror group's de facto capital.

The Tunisian woman said the two Austrian teenagers lived together in the same house and were viewed as a 'sexual present for new fighters'.

via www.dailymail.co.uk

Poor decision.

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Obama set to unveil curbs on gun sellers - POLITICO

According to gun industry insiders and others familiar with the proposals, the changes include requiring an expanded number of small-scale gun sellers to be licensed — and therefore conduct background checks — whenever selling a weapon. This wouldn’t close the so-called gun show loophole, though it has the potential to narrow it.

The administration is also expected to impose tighter rules for reporting guns that get lost or stolen on their way to a buyer.

via www.politico.com

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