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Trump is not a flat earther, but a fake news site convinced some flat earthers otherwise.
There’s been a bit of excitement amongst the Flat Earthers over the past couple of days, as word spread that none other than Donald J. Trump had come out publicly as a Flat Earther, telling a…
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WTF. If walking backwards with your hands at your sides it enough to get killed in this country, we have got a shit ton of problems.
The Charlotte police chief released video on Saturday that showed the fatal shooting of Keith Scott this week, recorded from two angles.
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"But that’s not the chief reason to vote for her. She deserves America’s support because she is the overwhelmingly better candidate. Against a Romney or a McCain, she would almost certainly be our choice. Against Trump? The question answers itself."
 
American voters have a clear choice on Nov. 8. We can elect an experienced, thoughtful and deeply knowledgeable public servant or a thin-skinned demagogue who is unqualified and unsuited to be president.
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"To be sure, counsel for a President Hillary Clinton would have to address actual or apparent conflicts posed by the Clinton Foundation, but those have been disclosed and publicly vetted. They are nowhere near as obscure, profound and dangerous as Trump’s. The ethics lawyer who would have President Trump as his or her client would face a far more daunting task than either of us — or any of our colleagues in recent years — has ever confronted."
The GOP nominee’s tangled business affairs and refusal to release his taxes create a thicket.
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WASHINGTON — Water is almost a prism for the presidential race, illuminating the wildly different approaches Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump seemingly take to any gnarly issue. Since the California primary in June, when Clinton cautiously sidestepped questions on the state’s five-year drought, she has laid out detailed policy positions on Western water issues that have surprised experts with their nuance but have gone almo...
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"Children of women who received a vaccine for the swine flu pandemic strain of influenza during pregnancy had no greater risk of congenital malformations than children of unvaccinated women, a large Swedish cohort study found." 
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Tardigrades can live 30 years in a freezer and survive in space, and now we know why

Tardigrades — also known as "water bears" — are microscopic animals that can live through almost anything: 30 years in a freezer, rapid dehydration, boiling and freezing temperatures, massive doses of radiation, baths in organic solvents, and a trip to open space. Today, scientists sequencing their genome have discovered clues to just how they do it — which may help us learn how to be just as tough ourselves. Over time, the species gained the ability to tolerate damaging effects of the kind of stresses the tardigrades regularly endure, according to the results published in the journal Nature Communications. Part of that involved losing bits of DNA that trigger cells to consume their own components and produce damaging hydrogen peroxide molecules in response to environmental stress. But the tardigrade genome wasn’t just losing things that might harm them. They also gained protective genes and evolved new proteins that protect their delicate strands of DNA from breakage. When one of those proteins was introduced into a human kidney cell line, those kidney cells were able to withstand X-ray radiation and hydrogen peroxide significantly better than unmodified, normal cells.
Tardigrades — also known as "water bears" — are microscopic animals that can live through almost anything: 30 years in a freezer, rapid dehydration, boiling and freezing temperatures, massive doses...
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"Scientists at GE’s Global Research Center have been developing a better material for use in the solar industry. First discovered in attempts to produce artificial diamonds, silicon carbide (SiC) is likely to replace silica in the semiconductor and solar industries, significantly increasing their efficiency and speed." http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2016/09/23/new-chip-material-makes-solar-shine-like-a-diamond/#33175bae31e7
GE has developed a better material for use in the solar industry. First discovered in attempts to produce artificial diamonds, silicon carbide (SiC) is likely to replace silica in the solar industry, significantly increasing the efficiency and speed of things like solar inverters, and halving the physical footprint of solar arrays. They should also make trains, planes and wind turbines much more efficient.
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"as Raw Story notes, the basic analogy dates back even further. A similar story is told in “Der Giftpilz, an anti-Semitic children’s book” published in 1938."
Monday night, Donald Trump Jr. attempted to justify his father’s draconian immigration policies with this tweet:
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Obama may not have the courage to pardon Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning, but he could at least exonerate Stephen Kim, Jeffrey Sterling, Thomas Drake and John Kiriakou.
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  • Verizon Wireless
    Technical Support II, 2005 - 2013
    Technical Support Level 2. Customer Care Representative.
  • Central Station Security Systems
    Dispatcher, 2002 - 2005
  • Realtime Computer Services
    Self-Employed, 1997 - 2002
    Computer Repair and Networking Setup/Repair.
  • Techforce Corporation
    Repair Technician, 1995 - 1997
    Computer Repair and Networking Setup/Repair.
  • Emergency Ambulance Services, Inc.
    EMT-1A, 1992 - 1993
  • California Cold Drink Co.
    Route Driver, 1991 - 1992
  • McDonnell Douglas
    Hyperbaric Chamber Operator, 1991 - 1991
    Short-term contract as medical standby.
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