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‘This was what terrified me the most’:
Key moments from the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing

Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be SCOTUS associate justice, Washington, USA - 27 Sep 2018“I yelled … and tried to get away from him, but his weight was heavy. Brett groped me and tried to take off my clothes. I believed he was going to rape me.”

Ford’s opening statement

(Politico) …  “the details about that night that bring me here today are ones I will never forget. They have been seared into my memory and have haunted me episodically as an adult.”

The 7 crucial votes in the Senate


SURVEY: 1 In 4 Have Quit Jobs Over Bad Commute

Large mosquitoes swarm NC like ‘sci-fi movie’

Feds Sue Musk For Fraud, Seek TESLA Removal

Elon calls ‘unjustified’, ‘deeply saddening’

Dangers of Social Media Disclosures

Homeland thugs insist on scanning airport faces
even if it delays flights
The Intercept
— Although the new report, published by Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General, is overwhelmingly supportive in its evaluation of airport-based biometric surveillance — the practice of a computer detecting your face and pairing it with everything else in the system — the agency notes some hurdles from a recent test code-named “Sprint 8.” Among them, the report notes with palpable frustration, was that airlines insist on letting their passengers depart on time, rather than subjecting them to a Homeland Security surveillance prototype plagued by technical issues and slowdowns:

Entire police force of Acapulco is disarmed
The Independent
> Mexican authorities have taken control of the entire police force in the southern Mexican city of Acapulco, claiming the department has been infiltrated by drug gangs.
> Two police commanders have been accused of murder, while the rest of the force officers have been stripped of their guns, radios and bulletproof vests and taken for background checks.
[ Another way to read this story: The Mexican military has shoved the local cops aside in order to take over the Acapulco drug trade.]

Slaves to debt’: fashion models speak out about catwalk misery
I am still in debt to my agencies in Paris and New York although I have since done many jobs through them. For instance I was in a big Paris show which had a 1,100-euro fee, of which I got only 400. And I didn’t see any of that because it was taken off my debt.”

LA Times owner calls ‘fake news’ on social media ‘cancer of our time’
> Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong on Wednesday advocated for a change in how people consume news on social media, calling misinformation and how it’s spread the “cancer of our time.”
> “The short attention span we’re creating in this millennium is actually very dangerous,” said Soon-Shiong, the new owner of the Los Angeles Times. “It’s the unintended consequences of social media.”

Ontario government to allow pot smoking
wherever tobacco smoking allowed


Amazon training videos coach Whole Foods staff on how to discourage unions
The Guardian
> Following a mass email sent out on 6 September by Whole Foods employees seeking to coordinate with one another to discuss workplace issues and the prospect of forming a union, Amazon released training videos for managers in an attempt to head off union efforts.

After a fatal shark attack on Cape Cod:
Kill ’em or let ’em swim?
The Conversation
— Since the mid-2000s, shark sightings in Massachusetts waters in summer and early fall have progressively increased. Until recently, the public response was largely positive. Our work with local stakeholders indicated an encouraging but delicate balance in the relationship between people and sharks.
— But with more sharks appearing, risks increased. In 2012 a swimmer sustained moderate injuries from a white shark bite. Another swimmer was seriously injured by a shark on August 16, 2018. Then, on September 16, a 26-year-old bodyboarder was killed in what is believed to be the first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts since 1936.
— We have been told often on Cape Cod that a fatal attack could change everything. Now the region faces a choice: Live with predators, or try once again to eliminate either sharks or their prey.


Execs selling shares at record pace
CBS News

Breeding ‘Frankenstein’ designer dogs ‘worldwide epidemic’
Daily Mail UK


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