Friday Jan 12

GM unveils first true robo-car, with no steering wheel or brake pedals 

>>> Electro-car with battery that charges in … 1 minute? Futurism

App provides “legally binding agreement” for night of sex NY Post

Huge water reserves found all over Mars National Geographic
 The bands of ice first appear between three and six feet underground, supporting the notion that Mars’s mid-latitudes periodically saw large snowfalls millions of years ago, when Mars was tilted on its axis at a steeper angle than it is today.

It’s official: Fish feel pain The Smithsonian
And humane slaughter of fish? Hey, it’s already a thing.

Trump rejects bipartisan immigration (“Dreamer”) bill Raw Story
>>> Pelosi scorns the “5 white guys” working the “Dreamer” bill Politico
Suggests they should open a hamburger stand.

Trump cancels London visit, blames Obama The Guardian

Trump denies he said “shithole” The Hill
>>> But Senators know what they heard CBS on Twitter
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina spoke up and made a direct comment on what the president said. I was very proud of him. It took courage for what he did,” Sen. Dick Durbin says, firing back at Pres. Trump’s denial of “sh*thole countries” comment.
>>> Victory lap? CNN on Twitter
Trump spent last night phoning allies and friends, asking them how they thought the “shithole” remark was playing out in the press. One White House official referred to it as a “victory lap.”
>>> Botswana responds
“The Government of Botswana is wondering why President Trump, must use this descriptor and derogatory word, when talking about countries with whom the US has had cordial and mutually beneficial bilateral relations for so many years.”

“Rushed” tax law found to have multi-billion loopholes for business Reuters
>>> Fiat Chrysler, citing new tax law, doubles down on Michigan, awards bonuses CNBC

Interactive — worth a click
Trump’s approval declines in EVERY voter category NY Times
If you’re only allowed a few clicks a month at the NYT, this might be worth spending one of them. The easy-to-read interactive chart is broken down into many voting “blocs” or subgroups.




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