Saturday, March 30, 2019

A Bangladesh Mom With Two Uteruses Gave Birth Twice in a Month - The Atlantic

Five weeks ago, a 20-year-old named Arifa Sultana delivered a baby in a hospital in southwestern Bangladesh. As the BBC has reported, Sultana had received limited prenatal care in her rural village, but she had no problems during delivery and returned home with her husband and infant son. Less than a month later, on March 21, Sultana was rushed to another hospital with stomach pain and another burst of amniotic fluid. When doctors examined her, they realized she was in labor—this time with twins.

via www.theatlantic.com

Well that's weird.

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On offense in Russia probe, Trump urged to consider new special counsel, criminal referrals | Fox News

Sources told Fox News this week that during a luncheon with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill this week, the president was enthusiastic about the idea of appointing a new special counsel, and seemed excited about Graham’s “deep-dive” investigation.

via www.foxnews.com

A bit like what happened to those who helped chop off Charles I's head once Charles II got restored to power. Somebody should make a movie about it.

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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg backs tighter Internet privacy and election laws

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday called for governments to play a greater role in regulating the Internet, citing four areas where he believes better rules are needed.

Zuckerberg said new regulations are needed to protect society from harmful content, ensure election integrity, protect people's privacy and to guarantee data portability.

via www.cnbc.com

And what has caused this sudden illumination?

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Very, very bad guys who are trying to take over the world

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As Donald Trump threatens border closure, migrants overwhelm Texas

Along the Texas border with Mexico – from El Paso to Eagle Pass to the Rio Grande Valley – masses of migrants have been crossing the border in unprecedented numbers, overwhelming federal holding facilities and sending local leaders and volunteers scrambling to deal with the relentless waves of people.

via www.usatoday.com

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As Donald Trump threatens border closure, migrants overwhelm Texas

Along the Texas border with Mexico – from El Paso to Eagle Pass to the Rio Grande Valley – masses of migrants have been crossing the border in unprecedented numbers, overwhelming federal holding facilities and sending local leaders and volunteers scrambling to deal with the relentless waves of people.

via www.usatoday.com

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As Donald Trump threatens border closure, migrants overwhelm Texas

Along the Texas border with Mexico – from El Paso to Eagle Pass to the Rio Grande Valley – masses of migrants have been crossing the border in unprecedented numbers, overwhelming federal holding facilities and sending local leaders and volunteers scrambling to deal with the relentless waves of people.

via www.usatoday.com

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Trump intervenes in case of Navy SEAL charged with murder - POLITICO

President Donald Trump announced Saturday that a Navy SEAL who is accused of fatally stabbing an Islamic State detainee during a 2017 deployment to Iraq will be “moved to less restrictive confinement” ahead of his trial in May.

via www.politico.com

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The Two Americas Have Grown Much Fiercer - WSJ

America isn’t making fewer of the lonely, angry and unaffiliated, it’s making more every day.

So I am worried, which is the point of this piece. The war between Trump and not-Trump will continue, will not be resolved, will get meaner. One side will win and one side will lose and the nation will go on, changed.

Is it self-indulgent to note that this grieves me? I suppose it is. But it grieves me.

via www.wsj.com

Peggy Noonan at nearly her most self-indulgent. I really think she should give this self-elegy routine a break.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

US starts small with ‘smart walls’ to protect Mexican border - Anchorage Daily News

SAN DIEGO — Deep in the Otay Mountain Wilderness, there is no wall.

The only boundary between the U.S. and Mexico is a section of barbed-wire fence in a pastoral valley. And miles and miles of treacherous terrain.

It's a territory crisscrossed with steep trails that disappear into tunnels of thick brush, a place looped by violently rutted roads that Border Patrol agents drive daily.

Land like this is not a likely candidate for President Donald Trump's "big, beautiful wall."

But it is fertile for an invisible kind of fence, one built of artificial intelligence, radar, drones, sensors, motion-activated cameras and even lidar, the technology used in self-driving vehicles.

via www.adn.com

East County! In the news! This rugged country is southeast of where I live and while it's not the Idaho wilderness, it's pretty cool. Years ago I was hiking about and was followed by a border patrol helicopter, a strange feeling. When I say followed, I mean it was close to the ground and left me in no doubt what it was doing. There was nothing for me to do except keep going and act normal.

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