Objectivity Is A Myth Built To Maintain White Supremacy

Journalistic objectivity is a myth that works to benefit white supremacy and white supremacists like Stephen Miller.

Take, for example, the New York Times article on his union with Katie Rose Waldman—also an official of the Trump Administration. The 250-word announcement does not mention Miller’s noted affinity for white supremacy. Instead, it dissolves his KKKesque ideology to mean an “aim to restrict the number of immigrants coming to the country.” That is the closest mention of ...
Submitted by ron at 2020-02-26 13:43pm to the Off Topic News forum.

DOC confiscates tourist's drone after frustrated hikers nail it with a stone

In a statement today, DOC said the drone's operator had ignored signs in the park clearly stating that drones were not allowed, and had flown it anyway.

But as the operator flew the device over a group of hikers, they picked up stones and threw them at it, with one of them scoring a direct hit.
Submitted by MaulLove at 2020-02-26 7:06am to the Crime forum.

African killifish may hold key to stopping ageing in humans

Turquoise killifish is able to suspend its development for longer than its average lifespan
Submitted by Nibbles at 2020-02-26 5:08am to the Science forum.

You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus


Lipsitch predicts that, within the coming year, some 40 to 70 percent of people around the world will be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. But, he clarifies emphatically, this does not mean that all will have severe illnesses. “It’s likely that many will have mild disease, or may be asymptomatic,” he said. As with influenza, which is often life-threatening to people with chronic health conditions and of older age, most cases pass without medical care. (Overall, around 14 ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-02-25 22:31pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

There Was Never a Bernie Bro

For five years, Bernie Bros have been villains in the political news cycle — an effort to halt the rise of a progressive movement the establishment refuses to understand. But who are the people behind the vocal Twitter accounts? How have they grown since the 2016 election? And, crucially, have we always misunderstood Sanders’ base?
Submitted by nocash at 2020-02-25 22:15pm to the Politics forum.

Coronavirus: Iran's deputy health minister tests positive as outbreak worsens

Iran's deputy health minister and an MP have both tested positive for the new coronavirus, as it struggles to contain an outbreak that has killed 15.

The country is one of three hot-spots outside China causing concern that the virus could be becoming a pandemic.

The deputy minister, Iraj Harirchi, on Monday denied covering up the scale of the outbreak. He appeared in physical discomfort as he spoke to reporters.

Iran has reported 95 cases, but the actual number is thought to be higher.
Submitted by katheudo at 2020-02-25 21:41pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Trump Has Already Hamstrung The U.S.’s Coronavirus Response

The White House is expected to request emergency funding from Congress this week to support its response to the coronavirus, as critics take aim at the administration’s characteristic disorganization in dealing with the crisis and how past budget cuts may have left the country less prepared to tackle it. The amount the administration will seek is not yet clear, but according to Politico, it could be as little as $1 billion—far less than experts say is necessary to fight what the World ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2020-02-25 21:36pm to the Politics forum.

Trump doctor hid cauliflower in mashed potatoes to improve diet: report

President Trump’s former doctor reportedly hid cauliflower in his mashed potatoes in an attempt to improve the president’s diet.

Former White House physician Ronny Jackson told The New York Times that he regretted leaving his position before he could implement the diet and exercise regimen planned for Trump.

“The exercise stuff never took off as much as I wanted it to,” he said. “But we were working on his diet. We were making the ice cream less accessible, we were putting ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-02-25 20:39pm to the Food forum.

Oakland high school shut due to cancer-causing chemical found in groundwater

A cancer-causing chemical found in groundwater has forced an Oakland school to abruptly cancel classes and close through at least next Wednesday, district officials said Thursday.

The chemical trichloroethylene was found under the campus of McClymonds High School and was not in the drinking water, said spokesman John Sasaki.

The district notified families Wednesday evening of the closure.

Submitted by Forensic at 2020-02-25 19:58pm to the Education forum.

Bloomberg effort to mock Sanders with tweets praising dictators backfires

Mike Bloomberg has deleted controversial tweets that sarcastically praised dictators in an attempt to damage his rival Democratic presidential candidate senator Bernie Sanders after garnering intense backlash online.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2020-02-25 19:13pm to the Politics forum.

Here’s How Bernie Sanders May Be Changing Politics for Good (2015)

Sometime in the late 1970s, after he’d divorced his college sweetheart, had a kid with another woman, lost four statewide elections, and been evicted from his home on Maple Street in Burlington, Vermont, Bernie Sanders moved in with a friend named Richard Sugarman. Sanders, a restless political activist and armchair psychologist with a penchant for arguing his theories late into the night, found a sounding board in the young scholar, who taught philosophy at the nearby University of Vermont. ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-02-25 18:45pm to the Politics forum.

James Carville Says People Who Think Bernie Will Beat Trump Are as ‘Stupid’ as Climate Deniers

Longtime Democratic strategist James Carville warned that nominating Bernie Sanders to face President Donald Trump in the general election would be political suicide in an appearance on MSNBC Saturday.
Submitted by SolarW at 2020-02-25 18:43pm to the Horseshit! forum.

Actor Smollett pleads not guilty to new Chicago hoax charges; seeks stay, dismissal

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court on Monday to renewed felony charges that he made false reports to police about being attacked in a hate crime that he is accused of staging in a bid to advance his career.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2020-02-25 18:29pm to the Crime forum.

Canada Is Fake

But when I say that Canada is fake, I don’t mean anything so universal or theoretical. Canada is not an accident or a work in progress or a thought experiment. I mean that Canada is a scam — a pyramid scheme, a ruse, a heist. Canada is a front. And it’s a front for a massive network of resource extraction companies, oil barons, and mining magnates.

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Most of the physical geography of Canada is used for resource extraction purposes; nearly 90 percent of the land in Canada is ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2020-02-25 18:29pm to the The World forum.

Disney India Blocks John Oliver Show Critical of Narendra Modi

An episode of John Oliver’s show that criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been blocked in India by Hotstar, the local platform run by Walt Disney Co.

The comedian was previewing President Donald Trump’s visit to India on his Emmy-winning ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,’ which typically airs at 6 a.m. each Tuesday in the Asian nation. When subscribers logged in Feb. 25, they could only find older episodes.

A Hotstar representative didn’t reply to an email and calls ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2020-02-25 18:27pm to the Television forum.

Americans should prepare for coronavirus spread in U.S., CDC says

op U.S. public health officials said Tuesday that Americans should prepare for the spread of the coronavirus in communities across the country.

“It’s not so much a question of if this will happen any more, but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illness,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the head of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said during a media ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2020-02-25 18:26pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

First genetic evidence of resistance in some bats to white-nose syndrome, a devastating fungal disease

A new study from University of Michigan biologists presents the first genetic evidence of resistance in some bats to white-nose syndrome, a deadly fungal disease that has decimated some North American bat populations.

The study involved northern Michigan populations of the little brown bat, one of the most common bats in eastern North America prior to the arrival of white-nose syndrome in 2006. Since then, some populations of the small, insect-eating bat have experienced declines of more ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2020-02-25 18:17pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Owls are left homeless after school workers destroy their burrows, city says

North Lauderdale is demanding a state investigation after it said Broward school workers razed owl mounds Friday, leaving the burrowing owl population homeless.

“They damaged our owls,” said Mike Sargis, assistant city manager. “I’m very mad. We’ve cared for these things for 10 to 15 years. It’s very disturbing. They are very cute little animals.”

The land, about 10 feet by 10 feet, is at the North Lauderdale Pre-K-8 School, formerly known as North Lauderdale Elementary, but ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2020-02-25 18:16pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Portland considering strictest ban on facial recognition technology in the U.S.

Portland officials point to concerns over residents’ civil rights and privacy as reasons for the bans. They also cite studies that show the technology shows racial and gender bias.

“We felt a moral obligation to develop a broader approach, recognizing that any use of a surveillance technology that is biased against people of color, lacks consent, lacks due process and can be used on minors is unacceptable,” said Hector Dominguez, an open data coordinator in the city’s Bureau of ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2020-02-25 18:15pm to the Crime forum.

Washington state takes bold step to restrict companies from bottling local water

Washington has taken a major step toward becoming the first US state to restrict companies looking to extract, bottle and sell local water supplies.

On Monday night the state senate passed a bill that would ban new permits for water bottling operations. SB 6278 states “any use of water for the commercial production of bottled water is deemed to be detrimental to the public welfare and the public interest” and would apply retroactively to new permits filed after 1 January 2019.
Submitted by katheudo at 2020-02-25 18:02pm to the Food forum.