Shooting in kosher supermarket, 6 dead including two gunmen

Investigators looking into the deadly shooting of a New Jersey police detective and the deaths of three others at a kosher grocery store Tuesday say there is growing concern that the market was specifically targeted, senior law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation said.

But it is too early to know what the motive is behind the attack, one senior law enforcement official said Tuesday night.
Submitted by Star-smith ClosetoGod at 2019-12-11 6:30am to the Crime forum.

The trolls are teaming up—and tech platforms aren’t doing enough to stop them

Building on previous research, we found that the nature of online harassment has changed with the advent and spread of networked technologies such as social media. Harassers have new ways to interfere with the lives of their targets and to follow them wherever they go online. Study participants told us again and again about harassers’ high degree of collaboration and persistence. Each person we spoke to had been the target of repeated, sustained harassment, often across multiple platforms.
Submitted by Hunca Munca at 2019-12-11 6:13am to the Politics forum.

Greenland Ice: They'll Have to 'Invent New Upper Scenario'

It's melting 7 times faster than it did in the 1990s
Submitted by Nibbles at 2019-12-11 3:11am to the Science forum.

Trump to Sign Order Targeting Anti-Semitism on College Campuses

The order will effectively interpret Judaism as a race or nationality, not just a religion, to prompt a federal law penalizing colleges and universities deemed to be shirking their responsibility to foster an open climate for minority students.
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-12-11 1:29am to the Education forum.

‘We were lied to’: bankruptcy leaves truckers stranded as holidays near

About 4,000 US truck drivers notified on Monday Celadon was ceasing operations, leaving them jobless and without benefits

Andrea Smith has a daughter who turns eight on 20 December, five days before Christmas. Now the trucker’s birthday and Christmas plans have been thrown into disarray by the largest trucking firm bankruptcy in history.

“I’m not sure what’s going to happen or if I’ll get to be home if I’m able to find another job quickly. I’m crushed,” said Smith, a truck ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2019-12-10 22:54pm to the The Economy forum.

Still Asleep at the Wheel: How the Federal Charter Schools Program Results in a Pileup of Fraud and Waste

Still Asleep at the Wheel continues our investigation of the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program (CSP) that began with our March 2019 report, which you can find here. The Charter Schools Program has spent more than $4.1 billion dollars to fund new charter schools and to expand existing charter schools. In this report, we document over a half-billion dollars that was wasted on defunct charter schools that received grants from 2006-2014 alone. There is no data for granted ...
Submitted by Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus at 2019-12-10 22:05pm to the Education forum.

The Biggest Disaster in Kickstarter History, Has Mercifully Come to an End

People who have been waiting by their mailboxes for delivery of a cooler they purchased more than five years ago were hit with disappointing news this week: Trump’s trade war with China has made it impossible for The Coolest Cooler, easily the biggest shitshow in Kickstarter history, to manufacture and sell a plastic box that keeps drinks cold.

At least that’s the excuse Ryan Grepper, who originally promised the coolers in July 2015, made in his lengthy letter to 20,000 people who ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-12-10 21:03pm to the Off Topic News forum.

New Zealand helicopter pilot describes horror of volcano rescue

“It felt like running through talcum powder,” he said. “It was very hard to breathe and without a gas mask we were gasping for air, but … adrenaline takes over. I’d rather break a few rules and save some lives than sit here wondering what we could have done.”

Law, a former soldier who served in African war zones, said he had seen many dead bodies before but was still shaken by the wounds he saw on Monday.

“The burns were horrific,” he said. “A lot of the people could not ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2019-12-10 20:25pm to the The World forum.

Scottish Grindr users on the 2019 general election

On 12 December 2019, the United Kingdom will elect its 58th Parliament. I’ve previously polled Grindr users on the 2017 election, in Scotland and England, and the 2015 election, in Scotland and Wales, as well as on Scottish independence, Brexit, this year’s European election, and the 2016 US election. This time, I asked 619 Grindr users across the Central Belt of Scotland, in and around Edinburgh and Glasgow, who they’re supporting in this year’s general election.

The following is a ...
Submitted by sacred animal at 2019-12-10 20:21pm to the Politics forum.

When did societies become modern? ‘Big history’ dashes popular idea of Axial Age

It’s an idea that has been influential for more than 200 years: around the middle of the first millennium BC, humanity passed through a psychological watershed and became modern. This ‘Axial Age’ transformed an archaic world of divine rulers, slavery and human sacrifice into a more enlightened era that valued social justice, family values and the rule of law. The appeal of the general concept is such that some have claimed humanity is now experiencing a second Axial Age driven by rapid ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2019-12-10 20:04pm to the The World forum.

'This is small talk purgatory': what Tinder taught me about love

The thing about talking to people on Tinder is that it is boring. I am an obnoxious kind of conversation snob and have a pathologically low threshold for small talk. I love people who fall into the category of Smart Sad People Flaunting Their Intelligence With Panache. I love Shakespeare’s fools and Elizabeth Bennet and Cyrano de Bergerac. I love Gilmore Girls and the West Wing and Rick And Morty. I want a conversation partner who travels through an abundance of interesting material at ...
Submitted by CJH at 2019-12-10 19:35pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Hero Tesla Model 3 crashes into police car with Autopilot engaged

This past Saturday, some typical police activity turned chaotic after a Tesla Model 3 slammed into a police cruiser on the side of I-95 in Connecticut.

The scene, which until the crash was simply State Police responding to a disabled vehicle on the freeway, turned wild as the Model 3 first hit the police car, continued on to hit the disabled vehicle and finally came to a stop with some assistance from a second state trooper.

The driver told police he was checking on his dog in the back ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2019-12-10 19:33pm to the Crime forum.

Finland’s new parliament is dominated by women under 35

Sanna Marin is about to assume a role that remains unusual for young women around the world. When she’s sworn in as prime minister of Finland this week, she’ll be in charge of an entire nation.

Marin, who was elected by her party on Sunday, will be the world’s youngest prime minister at 34, the New York Times reports. She will lead a coalition government with five women in top spots, four of whom are under 35.
Submitted by crote at 2019-12-10 17:44pm to the The World forum.

McKinsey Was Paid Millions to Reduce Violence at Rikers. So It Reportedly Gamed the Numbers to Look Like It Did.

McKinsey & Company gamed the numbers in its report to New York City officials on its efforts to reduce violence in the infamous Rikers Island jail complex, according to a new report by ProPublica. In 2014, in the wake of a spike in reports of violence at the complex, the McKinsey was tasked with finding ways to reduce brawls and gang violence, as well as assaults by guards. The mission was a first for the corporate consulting firm that was in hot pursuit of increasingly lucrative public sector ...
Submitted by nocash at 2019-12-10 16:41pm to the Politics forum.

Other People's Blood

Paul "the standard of living of the average American has to decline" Volcker died yesterday and you should read this instead of any of the insanely glowing obits.
Submitted by Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus at 2019-12-10 17:06pm to the The Economy forum.

Bernie scores big progressive endorsement, besting Warren

Bernie Sanders has won the endorsement of the Center for Popular Democracy Action, a victory in his long-running battle with Elizabeth Warren to become the progressive standard-bearer in the Democratic presidential primary.

The group, an alliance of more than 40 left-wing organizations across the country, said it represents 600,000 members. It plans to use an independent expenditure to fundraise, direct a field operation and do other organizing in the primary, including in states such as ...
Submitted by revdrew at 2019-12-10 17:00pm to the Politics forum.

Pete Buttigieg owes us some answers

You are not entitled to this kind of privacy if you are a public official, or if you are running for public office. If you are already a public official and are running for a higher office, forget about it. This is a truth that some people have failed to understand. In the past week, Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg got into tussles with members of the electorate who posed entirely reasonable questions to them at public appearances.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-12-10 15:51pm to the Politics forum.

Inside the Outrageously Prestigious World of Falcon Influencers

For the aficionados who drop millions on high-quality birds, it's a head-fuck (literally) to compete against some of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the world
Submitted by nocash at 2019-12-10 15:26pm to the The World forum.

A.I. Meets #MeToo At Prominent Computer Science Conference

"You have been mislead," Kidd said, addressing these men. She said that in the vast majority of cases women only make allegations of sexual harassment after egregious misconduct. She noted that women face a persistent risk of retaliation for making complaints and that they deserve to be believed.

She also cautioned men against believing other men who, when accused of serious sexual harassment or assault, apologize for some minor misconduct or "misunderstanding" while denying more serious ...
Submitted by ron at 2019-12-10 15:01pm to the Education forum.

Facebook Tells Barr It Won’t Open Up Encrypted Messages

Facebook executives told Attorney General William P. Barr on Monday that they would not open up the company’s encrypted messaging products to law enforcement, escalating a standoff with the government over privacy and policing.

In a letter from the company, the executives overseeing Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger, Will Cathcart and Stan Chudnovsky, wrote that creating a so-called backdoor into their services would make their users less safe.

“The ‘backdoor’ access you are ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-12-10 15:23pm to the Off Topic News forum.