Thank God it’s real news for Friday

> The Guardian
Besides defending his father, Trump Jr used much of his 35-minute address to mock the culture on most of the nation’s college campuses, which he said teaches young Americans to “hate their country” and “hate their religion” while squelching conservative voices.
Trump blocks health care for deplorables
> Politicus USA
Trump supporters hiding from pollsters
> Ideal Media

wolfsteinNazi- killing video game angers nazis
> Newsweek

Many claimed they weren’t angry about the anti-Nazi stance per se, but rather that the game was tapping into liberal anger.

PRDAMAGEMusk: Rebuild Puerto Rico with solar energy
Musk: (via Twitter) “The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too. Such a decision would be in the hands of the PR govt, PUC, any commercial stakeholders and, most importantly, the people of PR.”
>>> Puerto Rico hospital: 112 degrees, no water NPR<<<

Want to control your Equifax file? Nah.  You can’t
> New York Times
“We should be able to say ‘Get out of my life, I want nothing to do with you.’

HEALTH CARE LEGISLATIONSenate Russia probe is a sham
> The Daily Beast
A staffer for Grassley told The Daily Beast that the committee is instead engaged in routine oversight of the Justice Department. The probe appears to have already missed one of its own deadlines. And rather than publicly needling potential Russian meddlers, Grassley has primarily used his bully pulpit to rip an opposition-research firm and the FBI.

Nate’s path shifts east, may miss New Orleans NOLA

footballFootball’s decline begins, starting with the high schools  
“There’s no question about it. The amount of publicity, beginning with the NFL and what you see on national news, has caused concern among parents. Probably some who would have been more inclined to let their young men play, maybe are making different decisions now.”
A study published last month in the medical journal Translational Psychiatry showed that kids who played football before age 12 were more than twice as likely to have mood and behavior problems.

Georgia sheriff, deputies indicted after groping kids AlterNet

FBGUYThis dude created Facebook’s “like” button and now tries to escape tech
> The Guardian

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention.

Quick read on the job loss story Axios

Netflix sues Colorado town over taxes 
> Courthouse News Service

hackersIs mass murder a white guy thing?
The answer depends on whether you believe the math or the myth.

RUSSIAN HACKERS managed to steal sensitive files from the home computer of an NSA contractor who used Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus, according to the The Wall Street Journal. The revelation sheds light on the secretive reasons behind the US government ban of Kaspersky Lab products, and former NSA hackers I spoke to said they weren’t surprised by the story, saying that it could explain rumors of a leaker at the NSA that have swirled for a year.
> Motherboard

75% of honey contains pesticides > CNS

Washington RUMORS: another big Cabinet shakeup
> Daily Caller

Partisan divide getting worse 
> Pew Research

US Intelligence Unit Accused Of Illegally Spying On Americans’ Financial Records
The Treasury Department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis has been illegally rifling through and filing away the private financial records of US citizens, Treasury employees alleged. “This is such an invasion of privacy,” said one official.
> BuzzFeed

Kelly’s phone hacked

Stop Islamization of Texas rally was a Russki idea
> The Hill










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