Monday Nov. 6

“I think mental health is your problem here.”
Oh, Donald, true in so, so many ways.

Once again, Google promotes propaganda after mass shooting Gizmodo
Algorithms are good at lots of things, but news editing ain’t one of ’em.
>>> Students create software that can spot “bot” accounts CBS San Francisco

Commerce Sec’y Ross benefits from ties to Putin pals I-C-I-J Investigations

Wilbur Ross. Apparently, he’s quite good at commerce

> Owns a stake through offshore entities in Navigator Holdings, a shipping firm that receives millions of dollars from a company owned by Vladimir Putin’s close allies.
> Relationship poses potential conflicts of interest for Ross, who plays a major role in U.S. economic relationships with other countries, including Russia.
> Navigator investment was so indirectly disclosed that Senators who voted on his confirmation didn’t know about it.
“I’m frankly surprised. Maybe I shouldn’t be, given that with this administration, there seems to be a Russian in every closet.”  The Guardian.
>>> 13 US big shots prominent in offshore schemes I-C-I-J
A quick interactive look at who’s who.

Woman fired after flipping off Trump Huffington Post
TOPSHOT-US-POLITICS-TRUMPIn a Saturday interview with HuffPost, Juli Briskman, a 50-year-old mother of two, said she was stunned that someone had taken a picture of her giving Trump the middle finger.
As the photo circulated online, Briskman decided to tell Akima’s HR department what was happening when she went to work on Monday. By Tuesday, her bosses called her into a meeting and said she had violated the company’s social media policy by using the photo as her profile picture on Twitter and Facebook.

Russian lawyer: Junior Trump suggested easier sanctions on Russia if Daddy Blowhard won the White House. The Hill
Causing some to wonder if that might be kind of against the law.

FDA: Knock off those “pot cures cancer” claims Live Science
Four companies — Green Roads Health, Natural Alchemist, That’s Natural! Marketing & Consulting, and Stanley Brothers Social Enterprises LLC — sold, in total, more than 25 different types of products with unsubstantiated medical claims, according to the FDA.
“There are a growing number of effective therapies for many cancers. When people are allowed to illegally market products that deliver no established benefit, they may steer patients away from products that have proven anti-tumor effects that could extend lives.”

“Screen time” may be particularly bad for youngsters Eureka Alert
screenWith their brains, sleep patterns, and eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of screen time, according to a sweeping review of the literature published in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics.

Bio-coal. You know. The ‘renewable’ kind of coal. Hmm. Phys.Org

They don’t mine this stuff, they make it.

So far the lab has achieved the production of four to six tons of biofuel daily. More research is needed to determine the new fuel’s future impact, but if substituted for fossil coal it will reduce the emission of carbon dioxide and impurities—including mercury and sulfur—in coal-fired power plants and reduce the mining of coal to make steel and other valuable iron products and to power steam locomotives.

Workers sew pleas for help inside high-fashion clothing The Indpendent
According to customers in Istanbul, cries for help in the form of handwritten notes from Turkish workers have been found in the pockets of in-store garments asking shoppers to back their campaign for better labour standards and pressure Zara into paying them the wages they say they are owed.

What do you know! Saudi prince and his minions
just happen to die in chopper crash
A senior Saudi prince and seven other officials have been killed in a helicopter crash near the country’s border with Yemen, state media report.
Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province, was returning from an inspection tour when his aircraft came down near Abha late on Sunday, the interior ministry said.
It did not give a cause for the crash. It came hours after a major purge of the kingdom’s political and business leadership.

Rand Paul suffers 5 broken ribs, gets treated
at evil socialist institution known as a “hospital.”
Like his hero Ayn Rand, he despises government until he needs it. Yes, government. He is covered by government health care.
paulAuthorities say Paul’s neighbor, Rene Boucher, tackled the senator from behind at 3:21 p.m. on Friday, leaving Paul struggling to breathe and bleeding from cuts around his mouth. Boucher, 59, has been charged with one count of fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor that can carry up to one year in prison.
Officials have not disclosed a reason for Friday’s altercation. A spokeswoman for Paul said on Saturday that that the senator had been “blindsided.”

You think Rand Paul’s neighbor is weird?
Dude gets 4-year term for sending strippers to neighbors’ porch

 Omaha World Herald.

Douglas Goldsberry

Dude’s neighbors, a married couple, felt afraid and captive in their own home for nearly four years.
About 30 times each year, women would show up on their front porch late at night or early in the morning. They would strip and then, seeking payment, would try to open the front door or ring the doorbell, waking the couple’s two young children.
All the fun was orchestrated by a neighbor across the street: Douglas Goldsberry, who masturbated while watching from his kitchen.

>>> Editor’s note: Google search for “strippers at your door” produces nearly 3 million results.

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