SF Mayor: 'There’s More Feces ... Than I’ve Ever Seen'

More Feces on Sidewalks
"I will say there is more feces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen growing up here," Breed said.  "That is a huge problem and we are not just talking about from dogs — we’re talking about from humans."
Submitted by Anhedonia at 2018-07-16 8:22am to the Off Topic News forum.

British cave diver considering legal action after 'pedo' attack by Elon Musk

Vernon Unsworth ‘astonished and very angry’ after billionaire Tesla owner called him a ‘pedo’ in a baseless attack
Submitted by #YOLO at 2018-07-16 7:09am to the Off Topic News forum.

Cops found 10 pot plants — and accidentally killed a suspect with a bulldozer

A 51-year-old resident of nearby Reading, who police say was fleeing the scene after a state game worker alerted police to a suspicious vehicle parked on the land, was eventually found. But that was after he died of “traumatic injuries” after being run over Monday morning by the bulldozer being used in the search, according to the Berks County Coroner’s Office.
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Before the coroner’s initial findings were released, Trooper David C. Beohm, a public information officer for the state ...
Submitted by athodyd at 2018-07-16 4:43am to the Crime forum.

In Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes.

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico — Maria del Carmen Abadía lives in one of Mexico’s rainiest regions, but she has running water only once every two days. When it does trickle from her tap, the water is so heavily chlorinated, she said, it’s undrinkable.

Potable water is increasingly scarce in San Cristóbal de las Casas, a picturesque mountain town in the southeastern state of Chiapas where some neighborhoods have running water just a few times a week, and many households are forced ...
Submitted by #YOLO at 2018-07-16 1:59am to the Crime forum.

Black man killed by police died of multiple gunshots, autopsy shows

Man killed by bear died of being clawed and bitten
Submitted by CJH at 2018-07-16 0:02am to the Crime forum.

Scorpion deaths on rise in Brazil as arachnid adapts to urban life

Specialists in Brazil have warned of the rising danger of deadly scorpions amid a spiraling number of reported deaths and stings by the hardy arachnids which are proliferating in the country’s urban centres.

The number of deaths from scorpion stings reported to the country’s public health system has more than doubled in the past four years, from 70 in 2013 to 184 in 2017, while cases of scorpion stings rose from 37,000 in 2007 to 126,000 last year.

Meanwhile, the death last week of a ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2018-07-15 22:03pm to the The World forum.

Increasingly Agitated Elon Musk Labels Diver Who Mocked His 'Submarine' a 'Pedo Guy'

The billionaire CEO’s behavior has been erratic for a while now, from mass-emailing staff to be “extremely vigilant” amid the possibility of “sabotage” at Tesla’s Fresno, California production plant, to that time he cited a blog run by an alleged sex cult as an example of “excellent” journalism. That said, accusing the diver that found 13 people trapped in a cave and worked to save them for over two weeks of being a pedophile.
Submitted by gotterdamm at 2018-07-15 19:09pm to the Science forum.

New York museum rescinded job offer because I was a mother, curator claims

The curator at the center of a gathering art-world storm over gender and parental discrimination says her experience of losing out on a major New York arts institution job – allegedly after revealing she had recently given birth – is at the next frontier of the #MeToo movement.

Nikki Columbus, 43, an outgoing editor at Parkett magazine, last week sued the edgy, Queens-based MoMA PS1 contemporary art museum for discrimination. She accuses three senior museum executives of abruptly dropping ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-07-15 15:28pm to the Arts forum.

Report: Pence family's failed gas stations cost taxpayers $20 million

Vice President Mike Pence turns nostalgic when he talks about growing up in small-town Columbus, Indiana, where his father helped build a Midwestern empire of more than 200 gas stations that provided an upbringing on the "front row of the American dream."

The collapse of Kiel Bros. Oil Co. in 2004 was widely publicized. Less known is that the state of Indiana — and, to a smaller extent, Kentucky and Illinois — are still on the hook for millions of dollars to clean up more than 85 ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-07-15 14:53pm to the The Economy forum.

Battle ramps up to convince California school employees to withhold union fees

ackers of the landmark lawsuit that has the potential to substantially diminish the power of public employee unions in California and nationally are not sitting back reveling in the victory they won on the Supreme Court late last month.

The divided ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees upended the four-decade legal precedent allowing unions to levy collective bargaining fees on employees who have chosen not to belong to their union, even though they ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-07-15 14:24pm to the Politics forum.

HHS Plans to Delete 20 Years of Critical Medical Guidelines Next Week

The Trump Administration is planning to eliminate a vast trove of medical guidelines that for nearly 20 years has been a critical resource for doctors, researchers and others in the medical community.

Maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], part of the Department of Health and Human Services, the database is known as the National Guideline Clearinghouse [NGC], and it’s scheduled to “go dark,” in the words of an official there, on July 16.

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AHRQ drew the ...
Submitted by Simian at 2018-07-15 14:07pm to the Politics forum.

Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes

In an experiment with global implications, Australian scientists have successfully wiped out more than 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes in trial locations across north Queensland.

The experiment, conducted by scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and James Cook University (JCU), targeted Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which spread deadly diseases such as dengue fever and Zika.
In JCU laboratories, researchers bred almost 20 million mosquitoes, ...
Submitted by Simian at 2018-07-15 14:15pm to the Science forum.

Four Leftists of Color Share What They've Learned About Politics

The centrist critiques of the left as white- and male-dominated stretch back years; today, leftist arguments against prominent Democrats of color are often painted as thinly veiled bigotry. The central charge is that socialism reflects the worldviews of white men at the expense of women, people of color, immigrants, and queer communities: hence pejoratives like "Bernie Bro" and "alt-left."

But the American left's organizing, scholarship, and activism on the ground has historically been led by ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-07-15 2:55am to the Politics forum.

The latest case of PC censorship is nuts

Business Insider ran a column defending actress Scarlett Johansson from fierce criticism for her decision to play a transgender man in a forthcoming film called “Rub and Tug.” The writer, Daniella Greenbaum, took the apparently outrageous position that actors can pretend to be people they are not. Or, as Greenbaum put it, “Scarlett Johansson is the latest target of the social-justice warrior mob. The actress is being chastised for, well, acting.”

Ironically, Greenbaum’s column ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-07-14 21:58pm to the Horseshit! forum.

People are falling for a fake Mueller indictment citing the 'international meme community'

Guys, not everything on the internet is true.

With Special Counsel Robert Mueller at the helm, the Department of Justice indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2016. In a 29 page document, Mueller's team detailed how Russia's GRU operatives used spear-phishing attacks through malware to infiltrate the Clinton campaign and gain access to internal communications. 

Drew Fairweather, aka ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-07-14 19:28pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Man banned from public service jobs after skipping work every day for a decade

A Spanish civil servant who skipped work every day for a decade has been banned from taking a public post for nine years.

Carles Recio, an archives director for Valencia’s provincial government, turned up to his office each morning at 7.30am to clock in, before heading out for the day and only returning to clock out at 4pm.
Submitted by sacred animal at 2018-07-14 17:39pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Faculty Spotlight: Alan Gilbert

Much of Dr. Gilbert’s passion stems from his experiences in social justice as a young adult. Raised in New York and Connecticut, his father was an economic advisor to President Roosevelt, and Dr. Gilbert grew up in affluence with maids and nannies, most of whom were black. He developed close bonds with many of his family’s servants, opening his eyes to the paradoxes between rich and poor, and black and white, during the heated national climate of the Civil Rights Movements of the late 1950s ...
Submitted by get the rag at 2018-07-14 16:34pm to the Education forum.

George Hotz is on a hacker crusade against the ‘scam’ of self-driving cars

Self-driving cars are a scam,” says George Hotz, the 28-year-old CEO of Comma.ai who rose to fame under his “geohot” hacker alias when just a teenager. We are sitting at the headquarters of his self-driving startup: a gorgeous, two-story California-style home in the tony Forrest Hills neighborhood of San Francisco — a big step up from their old digs in Potrero Hill. For over two years now, Hotz has been teasing a $1,000 after-market kit called Comma One that would let customers ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-07-14 14:40pm to the The Economy forum.

Trump's ambassador lobbied Britain on behalf of jailed right-wing activist Tommy Robinson

LONDON (Reuters) - Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom [what?], complained to the British ambassador in Washington D.C. about the treatment of an English right-wing activist who is in jail for disrupting a trial [actually contempt of court], according to three sources familiar with the discussion.
Submitted by sacred animal at 2018-07-14 9:54am to the Politics forum.

Pro-Trump "Deplorable" store shuts down after two days

A pro-Trump store in upstate New York called the "Team Deplorable Community Activity Center" – whose owner planned to turn the shop into a national support center for the president's agenda – has closed after just two days.

The store vanished as suddenly as it had appeared this week in Webster, a village outside of Rochester, CBS affiliate WROC reports. In its two-day lifespan, the store drew an Independence Day protest and fierce social media backlash while its owner tried to raise ...
Submitted by Double The Fist at 2018-07-14 8:10am to the The Economy forum.