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Friday, September 22, 2017

Researchers at Boston University, which studies the progressive degenerative disease that is found in people with a history of repetitive head trauma, found Hernandez's brain to be at "an advanced stage" of CTE, according to Mr Baez.

"It was the most severe case they had ever seen," he told reporters in Boston on Thursday.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Federal investigators believe Facebook's servers contain a wealth of hard data that could shed light on the central question of American politics in 2017: Did Donald Trump's campaign collude with the Russian government? But Facebook told The Daily Beast on Wednesday that "we aren't well placed to know if something like coordination occurred" between the Trump campaign and Russia. The social media giant then declined to commit to releasing information about Russian government-backed Facebook posts, groups, and paid advertisements to the users who encountered them.


Friday, September 15, 2017

To get a better perspective on the problem, I reached out to Madison Faupel, who interned for my wife this summer. Instead of perspective, I got a first-hand testimonial.

She's the president of the University of Minnesota's College Republican chapter. Her group sparked controversy last fall when it reserved space and painted a mural on the Washington Avenue Bridge to promote their student group.

Her group settled on three slogans: "College Republicans, The Best Party on Campus," "Trump Pence 2016," and "Build the Wall."

Within an hour, the panels had been vandalized, and protesters had surrounded the panels. Some of the vandalism included the following statements: "STOP WHITE SUPREMACY NOW" and "Hate Speech is not Free Speech."


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A man gunned down his estranged wife and seven of her friends who were attending a party at her home.

Spencer James Hight brought "multiple firearms of different types" to the house in the sprawling Plano suburb in Dallas, Texas, police said.

After confronting Meredith Lane Hight, the 32-year-old killed her, said Plano Police Chief Gregory Rushin.

Ms Hight had filed for divorce in July 2017 after five years of marriage. The couple did not have any children.


Monday, September 11, 2017

China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, becoming the biggest market to do so in a move that will accelerate the push into the electric car market led by companies including BYD Co. and BAIC Motor Corp.

Xin Guobin, the vice minister of industry and information technology, said the government is working with other regulators on a timetable to end production and sales. The move will have a profound impact on the environment and growth of China's auto industry, Xin said at an auto forum in Tianjin on Saturday.

The world's second-biggest economy, which has vowed to cap its carbon emissions by 2030 and curb worsening air pollution, is the latest to join countries such as the U.K. and France seeking to phase out vehicles using gasoline and diesel. The looming ban on combustion-engine automobiles will goad both local and global automakers to focus on introducing more zero-emission electric cars to help clean up smog-choked major cities.


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Guess I don't see what is so hard to understand. Comey did himself no favors with the Black Community in previous comments he made and positions he took.

Frankly speaking the militarized police in this country are out of control. It is however no excuse for lawlessness. It's up to communities to take the position things have to change and start the change though. That starts one person at a time. Speaking very frankly - too many established 'community leaders' who claim to want change actually don't. They instead are really just another source of exacerbating the problems. They don't want change, if things change they lose their power. I know that's true locally. Reverse Racism is what it is sometimes called but it is Racism pure and ugly. I am frankly sick of it. The thing is white privilege is real, there is no doubt, but non-whites can't merely sneer at someone trying to help - even if they do come across as patronizing at times or say things in a way someone might find offensive.

Here is a great organization seeking to create change: Power of Dad. I am very familiar with the organization and its founder Brian Pruitt. It is about putting role models in place for "fatherless" children and helping them learn basic life skills normally taught by parents. Brian started the organization in honor of his mentor. He came from 4 generations of abusive men and was fatherless. His Grandfather had even murdered his grandmother. Brian was headed down the wrong path and his mentor (and who eventually turned into his coach) helped him turn his life around form a young age. He became a successful athlete and was in the running for the Heisman Trophy his senior year of college but a spinal 'defect' kept Professional teams from signing him. In the end he chose to become a mentor both professionally and personally. I was a skeptic at first but it is honestly one of the few programs I have witnessed that I believe is on the right track. We need a lot more Brian Pruitt's though.

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