Thursday, August 31, 2017

How North Korea Shocked the Nuclear Experts - POLITICO Magazine

North Korea was never supposed to get the bomb.

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The earliest settlers of Mesoamerica date back to the late Pleistocene

The Chan Hol individual confirms a late Pleistocene settling of Mesoamerica and represents one of the oldest human osteological remains in America.

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Huhm.

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Huge new study casts doubt on conventional wisdom about fat and carbs | PBS NewsHour

The PURE results provide strong support for evidence accumulating over the past decade on what makes a healthy diet, said Mozaffarian. “Cutting back on starch and sugar and adding more fat and more foods from plants, especially bioactive fruits and seeds, is where we should be headed,” he said.

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Eat fewer donuts and more avocados.

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Los Angeles cancels Columbus Day | New York Post

Columbus Day is no more in the nation’s second-largest city.

The Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 on Wednesday to officially mark the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day on the city’s calendar — a day to commemorate “indigenous, aboriginal and native people.” The day will remain a paid holiday for city employees, the Los Angeles Times reported.

via nypost.com

Democracy in action. It is, really.

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Trump’s Insubordination Problem - POLITICO Magazine

The new measure of power in Washington is how far you can go criticizing the president at whose pleasure you serve. The hangers-on and junior players must do it furtively and anonymously. Only a principal like Gary Cohn, Rex Tillerson or James Mattis can do it out in the open and get away with it.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Did Joe Arpaio receive a fair hearing from an unbiased judge? | Power Line

As to Judge Snow’s handling of the case against Arpaio — the one that produced the order Arpaio was found contemptuously to have violated; the contempt case, which Judge Snow referred to the Justice Department, was handled by a different judge — Rotunda sets forth the following (I have omitted citations to the trial transcript):

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Prof. Rotunda makes some observations.

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Trump’s Reassuring Hurricane Response - WSJ

President Trump visited Texas Tuesday to assess the damage from Hurricane Harvey and show concern for its victims. So far, his administration is largely getting praise for effective handling of the crisis. Washington’s disaster authorities appear to be in sync with the state on roles and responsibilities; the Federal Emergency Management Agency and its leader, Brock Long, deployed resources as Harvey approached; and the government response as a whole appears well coordinated.

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Trump’s Reassuring Hurricane Response - WSJ

President Trump visited Texas Tuesday to assess the damage from Hurricane Harvey and show concern for its victims. So far, his administration is largely getting praise for effective handling of the crisis. Washington’s disaster authorities appear to be in sync with the state on roles and responsibilities; the Federal Emergency Management Agency and its leader, Brock Long, deployed resources as Harvey approached; and the government response as a whole appears well coordinated.

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Harvey also left thousands of 4-legged victims - Hot Air Hot Air

To make room for an anticipated influx of flood pets, Wings of Rescue, an emergency mercy flight operation, has already transported more than 100 dogs and cats from Louisiana animal shelters to San Diego, where they’ll be distributed to a number of area rescue facilities and available for immediate adoption.

“When disasters strike and the country needs help caring for lost, strayed or abandoned pets,” said John Van Zante of the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, “they turn to San Diego.”

via hotair.com

We're pretty pet crazy around here.

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