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Few cases typify everything that is wrong with gun rights, police brutality and racial profiling like this one.
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I really hope Johnson/Weld get to the 15% poll numbers that would get them in the debates this fall.

This article is long, but captures many different parts of Johnson's personality, history, and plan. It's a good read, and I really hope he breaks the 15% poll number so that the public can see a bit of sanity in the election.
On the road with the Libertarian candidate who thinks he can upend this year’s election.
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A federal report described what I saw while on the Baltimore police force: it has a culture that conveys an “us versus them” mentality.
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This is awesome. I'm surprised it hasn't been done before. I wonder how the governor is going to respond. :-)
 
This is a baller move.

Missouri, being Dixie's furthest northern outpost, has historically underfunded its indigent defense system. (Because indigent defense might, horror of horrors, actually help a black person.) This has been pointed out in a series of media reports and adverse federal court decisions, but nothing's been done.

Fortunately, state law gives the public defender's office the right to deputize any active attorney to handle cases that can't be picked up by staff attorneys. The governor is an active attorney. So the public defender's office is deputizing him to serve as counsel in an indigent defense case, and will continue to do so until they're told not to.
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I'd be tempted not to do anything and give my clients strong ineffective assistance of counsel defenses.
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"There might even be evidence of a genetic link between the conditions. In a 2015 study published in Human Heredity, Dr. Ruthsatz and her colleagues examined the DNA of prodigies and their families. They found that the prodigies and their autistic relatives both seemed to have a genetic mutation or mutations on the short arm of Chromosome 1 that were not shared by their neurotypical relatives. Despite a small sample size (the finding rested on five extended prodigy families), the data was statistically significant."

From: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/opinion/sunday/what-prodigies-could-teach-us-about-autism.html?_r=0
Passionate interests, extreme working memories and family ties are among the intriguing connections.
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Reiterating that kids learn the best when the lesson isn't coming as a lecture.
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Very cool development of low cost material to boil water! Could be useful not just in developing nations, but also for campers and probably lots of other applications.
How do you boil water? Eschewing the traditional kettle and flame, MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped, sponge-like device that soaks up natural sunlight and heats water to boiling temperatures, generating steam through its pores.
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The answer from their study is that yes, today's electric vehicles (specifically the lower cost ones, not Teslas) can meet 90% of the needs of today with only once-per-day charging.
Electric vehicles can meet drivers’ needs enough to replace 90 percent of vehicles now on the road.
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The suggested link between parasites and how disgust arose as a human reaction to help protect us and how that led to religion, laws, and more is fascinating. 
Our ancestors reacted to parasites with overwhelming revulsion, wiring the brain for morals, manners, politics and laws
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"At the end of the day, the evidence is conclusive. Donald Trump talks tough but can’t back it up. He talks about his love of fighting, claims to have felt like he was in the military, and casts aspersions at actual war heroes, but he dodged the draft and the only fight of his that anyone remembers was a scuffle in a prep school dorm room against the smallest kid in his class. He talks about his pride in his family history, but felt the need (like his father before him) to fudge his German heritage, even after it was a well-established fact. He talks about being the ultimate ladies man, but then felt the need to use an alias to plant stories about his love life in New York tabloids to help pressure his girlfriend, even though he had infinitely more power than her to begin with. He says outrageous things, but if he ever actually risks alienating his intended audience, he back down without a whimper. Donald Trump, in short, is a coward."
Last month, I made a public challenge to Donald Trump, which I will repeat here: If he or either of his sons will box me for one round, I will make the maximum legal contribution to his campaign and donate $100,000 to the charity of his choice.
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The thought of Trump caring about a piddling $100k is kind of amusing.
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Why people resist new technologies: many reasons, mostly emotional, but much of it comes down to fear of change (and resistance by entrenched incumbents).
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Yes. 
Men will beat us every time at being men, no matter how far we lean in.
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Physics, 1989 - 1993
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Materials Science & Engineering, 1996 - 1999
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Japanese, 1994 - 1994
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    President, 2007 - present
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