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Submission + - Communist organizations behind anti-Trump violence (lifezette.com)

mi writes: Antifa, which stands for “anti-fascist action,” is a network of loosely affiliated far-left anarchist and communist groups that orchestrate violent protests and attacks on populists, conservatives, and anyone else its members deem to be “fascists” or “Nazis.”

Antifa was formed originally in Germany in the 1980s, its members taking the name of the communist paramilitary groups that engaged the Nazis in street-fighting in the 1930s.

Harrowing video footage taken independent reporters showed Antifa street fighters throwing bricks and even explosives into the crowd, as well as assaulting Trump supporters. Other footage released by someone present at the event showed one Antifa thug hit a Trump supporter over the head with a bicycle chain and lock.

According to the article, the organization is seeking to obtain fire-arms and training — use of mere knives is no longer considered sufficient.

Submission + - Communist organizations behind anti-Trump violence (lifezette.com)

mi writes: Antifa, which stands for “anti-fascist action,” is a network of loosely affiliated far-left anarchist and communist groups that orchestrate violent protests and attacks on populists, conservatives, and anyone else its members deem to be “fascists” or “Nazis.”

Antifa was formed originally in Germany in the 1980s, its members taking the name of the communist paramilitary groups that engaged the Nazis in street-fighting in the 1930s.

Harrowing video footage taken independent reporters showed Antifa street fighters throwing bricks and even explosives into the crowd, as well as assaulting Trump supporters. Other footage released by someone present at the event showed one Antifa thug hit a Trump supporter over the head with a bicycle chain and lock.

According to the article, the organization is seeking fire-arms and training — use of mere knives is no longer considered sufficient.

Submission + - Creativity helps men's, but hurts women's mating chances (yahoo.com)

mi writes: Average-looking men become more alluring when women sense the man has an imaginative spark, as study found.

But for women, sadly, there may not be the same boost. Indeed, one experiment suggests that less attractive women even worsen their mating chances if they show mental zing. "Creative women with less attractive faces seem to be perhaps penalised in some way," said Christopher Watkins, a psychologist at Abertay University in Scotland, who carried out the research.

Submission + - Google is buying Spotify (digitalmusicnews.com)

mi writes: Google is now planning to acquire Spotify in a deal valued at roughly $41.1 billion in cash and equity.

The acquisition, creates a clear frontrunner in the music subscription space. It would also give Google a massive edge over competitors like Apple Music.

Submission + - US rains missiles at Syria (nbcnews.com)

mi writes: Two U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target — Ash Sha'irat in Homs province in western Syria, the officials said. That's the airfield from which the United States believes the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fired chemical weapons earlier.

There was no immediate word on casualties. U.S. officials told NBC News that people were not targeted and that aircraft and infrastructure at the site, including the runway, were hit.

Submission + - SPAM: Store proprietor wins suit over a false Yelp review

mi writes: A jury has decided that a jewelry store employee owes the owner of a nearby shop more than $30,000 for posting a false Yelp review about the rival establishment.

Adam Jacobs, an employee of Toodie’s Fine Jewelry, has to pay Stephen Blumberg, the owner of Stephen Leigh Jewelers, $34,500 for the emotional distress a jury decided that Jacobs caused by knowingly posting the false information.

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Submission + - Obama allowed use of NSA data in politics (circa.com)

mi writes: Barack Obama’s top aides routinely reviewed intelligence reports gleaned from the National Security Agency’s incidental intercepts of Americans abroad, taking advantage of rules their boss relaxed starting in 2011 to help the government better fight terrorism, espionage by foreign enemies and hacking threats.

Dozens of times in 2016, those intelligence reports identified Americans who were directly intercepted talking to foreign sources or were the subject of conversations between two or more monitored foreign figures. Sometimes the Americans’ names were officially unmasked; other times they were so specifically described in the reports that their identities were readily discernible.

Some intercepted communications from November to January involved Trump transition figures or foreign figures' perceptions of the incoming president and his administration.

Submission + - English redefined: the term "mankind" is now illegal (campusreform.org)

mi writes: An English major at Northern Arizona University had a point deducted from her grade for using the term "mankind" instead of the sex-neutral "humanity". The professor appealed to the authority of Modern Language Association and the American Psychological Association in order to justify the decision.

Submission + - California prosecutes couple for filming officials (ap.org) 2

mi writes: California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two activists who made undercover videos of themselves interacting with officials of a taxpayer-supported organization with 15 felonies, saying they invaded privacy by filming without consent. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a longtime Congressional Democrat who took over the investigation in January, said in a statement that the state "will not tolerate the criminal recording of conversations."

Didn't we just determine, that filming officials is not merely a right, but a First Amendment right?

Submission + - Zimmerman Telegram: 100 years of electronic interceptions (thepeoplescube.com)

mi writes: Decades before Alan Turing's fight against Enigma, intelligence agencies have been trying to intercept electronic communications of adversaries.

Zimmermann Telegram was, probably, the first high-profile intercept made public. Sent in January 1917, using America's own telegraphic cables (Germany's were already cut by the British), it contained encrypted instructions for Germany's Ambassadors to Mexico and Japan to invite the countries into an alliance against the US.

When it all came to light in March 1917, the outraged Americans were quite zealous to enter the war against Germany.

Though the centennial anniversary was largely ignored by the world's media, one satirical site compares the reaction back then to what would've been said about it now. A possible New York Times headline this year is offered:

A likely illegal publication of a private German telegram to culturally diverse Hispanic and Oriental leaders causes rage, Teutophobia among white alt-right U.S. nationalists


Submission + - CA government on the dangers of cell phones (cbslocal.com)

mi writes: After keeping it hidden for years, California’s Department of Public Health has released a draft document outlining health officials’ concerns about cellphone radiation exposure. The previously unpublished document was released this week after a judge indicated she would order the documents be disclosed. Health officials’ overall recommendation is to “increase the distance between you and your phone” by using a headset, the speaker phone function and text messaging. Health officials recommend not sleeping near your phone and not carry it in your pocket or directly on your body, unless it is off.

Submission + - Revenge of the Deep State (reason.com)

mi writes: Whether you welcome or are saddened by the embarrassment Trump suffered with General Flynn, you ought to be troubled by how it happened. Apparently, members of the intelligence community — part of the deep state, the unseen government within the government that does not change with elections — now have acquired so much data on everyone in America that they can selectively reveal it to reward their friends and harm their foes. Their principal foe today is the president of the United States...

Submission + - Last mile? UPS develops drones for the last 100 yards of deliveries... (bloomberg.com)

mi writes: A Bloomberg article describes a test conducted by UPS on Monday, launching an unmanned aerial vehicle from the roof of a truck about a quarter-mile to a blueberry farm outside Tampa, Florida. The drone dropped off a package at a home on the property, and returned to the truck, which had moved about 2,000 feet. The company is looking to design a “rolling warehouse” system in which a drone is deployed from the roof of a UPS truck and flies at an altitude of 200 feet to the destination. It returns after dropping off the package while the truck is already on its way to the next stop.

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