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Knicks nip Jazz as Tim Hardaway dominates in return as a starter http://nyp.st/2DS3jD2

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Met Gala After-Parties: Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid & More Let Loose - Pics

http://www.stylefigures.com/met-gala-parties-kendall-jenner-bella-hadid-let-loose-pics/

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Blake Lively Can Tell You if Blondes Have More Fun—or Redheads or Brunettes or Brondes http://ellemag.co/3BjsKS1

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Your blood type could raise or lower your risk for certain diseases. Learn how type A, B, AB, or O could impact your long term health.

https://health-zone.org/5-things-blood-type-says-health/

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Meteorite hunters find first fragments of Michigan meteor - Meteorite hunters who flocked to Detroit from across the U.S. after a meteor exploded are finding the fragments.

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10 Real Fenty Beauty Reviews That'll Make You Laugh-Cry http://ellemag.co/gGZOjyc

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I have to keep repeating it, because it keeps coming up.
Trump lied when he promised while campaigning to surround himself with "the best people"..
Trump is a magnet for all sorts of people who philosophize to themselves and anyone who will listen that they're superior examples of the breed.
The existence of so many of them so close to Trump, proves the lie I speak of.

Another of these "best people" has resigned in disgrace after being exposed as a racist, a bigot, and describing people suffering PTSD from military service as "weak"..

From the article linked below:

Carl Higbie, appointed by President Donald Trump to direct external affairs for the federal government’s volunteer service organizations, resigned from his post on Thursday after a number of racist, sexist, anti-LGBTQ, and other offensive statements made in the last five years were brought to public attention.
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During the December 2013 episode of his Internet talk show, Sound of Freedom, Higbie argued that “the black race” had “lax” morals while recounting an experience giving away firewood.

“Only one person was actually cordial to me,” Higbie said, according to CNN. “Every other black person was rude. They wanted me to either load the wood, completely split it for them or some sort of you know assistance in labor. Now, mind you the ad was for free firewood, come take it all you want. And I believe that this translates directly into the culture that is breeding this welfare and the high percentage of people on welfare in the black race. It’s a lax of morality.”

During that same episode, Higbie proclaimed that black women think “breeding is a form of government employment.”

Higbie used his appearances on other shows to share racist views, including his dislike of Muslims. “I was called an Islamophobe and I was like, ‘no, no, no, no, no, I’m not afraid of them. I don’t like them. Big difference.’ And they were like, ‘well, you’re racist,’” Higbie said on Warrior Talk Radio in August 2014, according to CNN. “I was like, fine if that’s the definition of it, then I guess I am.’”

During a different appearance on his own show, Higbie, who served in Iraq as a Navy SEAL, took aim at military veterans with PTSD, saying that they had “a weak mind” and that majority were “milking something for a little extra money in disability or they’re just, they honestly are just lying.”

Higbie’s attitudes on racial matters were already viewed with skepticism even before these comments came to light. As NPR notes, he faced criticism from members of Congress well before his appointment. During an appearance on Fox News shortly after Trump’s election, he cited the US’s use of Japanese internment camps during World War II as sound precedent for an immigration registry. California Rep. Doris Matsui, a Democrat, called Higbie’s comments “outrageous, unacceptable, and reckless.”

On Friday, Higbie tweeted an apology for the comments. “I’m sorry. I’m not sorry that my words were published, I am sorry that I said them in 2013,” he wrote. “Those words do not reflect who I am or what I stand for, I regret saying them. Last night I informed the WH that I was resigning so as not to distract from POTUS’ many success.”

The public attention on Higbie’s comments come at a difficult time for the Trump White House, which is still attempting to recover from the president’s own racist statements about immigrants that were revealed in a Washington Post article last week.

Higbie’s comments tapped into a current of racism that has ran through the Trump administration. Prominent figures within the Trump White House, such as former chief strategist Steve Bannon, senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, and yes, President Trump, often attract attention for their embrace of racist viewpoints. But the problem is not limited to them.

LINK:
https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/1/19/16911372/racist-comments-trump-appointees-carl-higbie-americorps

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Why Firefox Quantum Should Be Your Default Linux Browser

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The US federal government shutdown only partially curbs operations. Here's how key parts of the federal government would be affected by a shutdown:

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The federal govt shut down at the stroke of midnight on Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of US president Donald Trump's inauguration.

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Crowd sourced trust ratings for news, can't wait to see the results :D

Facebook's Latest Fix for Fake News: Ask Users What They Trust https://www.wired.com/story/facebooks-latest-fix-for-fake-news-ask-users-what-they-trust/amp

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Kemba Walker’s availability is a big conundrum for Knicks fans http://nyp.st/2DRh1Gd

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Kylie Jenner Might Reconcile With Tyga After Baby Is Born
http://celebrityinsider.org/kylie-jenner-might-reconcile-with-tyga-after-baby-is-born-106934/
#celebritynews #KylieJenner, #Tyga celebrityinsider.org #Entertainment #celebrities #celebrity #celebrityinsider

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... According to NASA engineers who spoke at the recent National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, the Kilipower Project began testing the current reactor iteration in November 2017. It’s a small-scale reactor designed to produce power in the 1-10 kilowatt range, as the name implies. One kilowatt is about what you’d need to power a toaster or a few laptops, and the test design should reliably produce that much. That’s not enough to power an entire Mars habitat, though. NASA estimates you would need 40-50kW of power, so it may send several small KRUSTY devices if it cannot develop a single reactor that can reach the necessary power levels. The Curiosity rover, by comparison, uses about 200W (0.2 kW). ...

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Learn how to read windows logs

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"Like the waistband of a couch potato in midlife, the orbits of planets in our solar system are expanding. It happens because the Sun's gravitational grip gradually weakens as our star ages and loses mass. Now, a team of NASA and MIT scientists has indirectly measured this mass loss and other solar parameters by looking at changes in Mercury's orbit.

The new values improve upon earlier predictions by reducing the amount of uncertainty. That's especially important for the rate of solar mass loss, because it's related to the stability of G, the gravitational constant. Although G is considered a fixed number, whether it's really constant is still a fundamental question in physics.

"Mercury is the perfect test object for these experiments because it is so sensitive to the gravitational effect and activity of the Sun," said Antonio Genova, the lead author of the study published in Nature Communications and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher working at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The study began by improving Mercury's charted ephemeris -- the road map of the planet's position in our sky over time. For that, the team drew on radio tracking data that monitored the location of NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft while the mission was active. Short for Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging, the robotic spacecraft made three flybys of Mercury in 2008 and 2009 and orbited the planet from March 2011 through April 2015. The scientists worked backward, analyzing subtle changes in Mercury's motion as a way of learning about the Sun and how its physical parameters influence the planet's orbit.

For centuries, scientists have studied Mercury's motion, paying particular attention to its perihelion, or the closest point to the Sun during its orbit. Observations long ago revealed that the perihelion shifts over time, called precession. Although the gravitational tugs of other planets account for most of Mercury's precession, they don't account for all of it.

The second-largest contribution comes from the warping of space-time around the Sun because of the star's own gravity, which is covered by Einstein's theory of general relativity. The success of general relativity in explaining most of Mercury's remaining precession helped persuade scientists that Einstein's theory was right.

Other, much smaller contributions to Mercury's precession, are attributed to the Sun's interior structure and dynamics. One of those is the Sun's oblateness, a measure of how much it bulges at the middle -- its own version of a "spare tire" around the waist -- rather than being a perfect sphere. The researchers obtained an improved estimate of oblateness that is consistent with other types of studies".

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The founding History of Android

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#Trump’s dealmaker image tarnished by #USgovernmentshutdown http://bit.ly/2DQE0kG

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"Most alarmingly, President Trump and Attorney General Sessions have taken every opportunity to promote discrimination against LGBT people in health care, social services, private business, employment, and state- and federally-funded government services under the guise of free exercise of religion.

This week, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights publicly announced a new “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division.”"

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Whiteside had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Goran Dragic scored 17 points for the Heat. Brooklyn took a 79-77 lead with 8:57 remaining on a corner 3-pointer from LeVert. It was Brooklyn’s first lead since the 5:41 mark of the first quarter. #NBA
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