Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Link List 10-25-17

Congress votes to disallow consumers from suing Equifax and other companies with arbitration agreements.  - If you were under the impression that Congress is working for the people instead of corporations, you are going to have a bad time.

The United States Airforce maintains a fleet of Boeing E4-B "Doomsday" planes. They are capable of being airborne for a week, costs nearly $160,000 per hour for the Air Force to operate, and have a 5 mile long trailing wire antenna to communicate with nuclear subs.

 

'Sweating' blood: mysterious case leaves Canadian experts searching for answers

 

Sen. Flake, in a bombshell Senate-floor speech, 'Mr. President, I rise today to say: Enough.' 

Reckless, outrageous, and undignified behavior has become excused and countenanced as “telling it like it is,” when it is actually just reckless, outrageous, and undignified.
And when such behavior emanates from the top of our government, it is something else: It is dangerous to a democracy. Such behavior does not project strength – because our strength comes from our values. It instead projects a corruption of the spirit, and weakness.
It is often said that children are watching. Well, they are. And what are we going to do about that? When the next generation asks us, Why didn’t you do something? Why didn’t you speak up? -- what are we going to say?
Mr. President, I rise today to say: Enough. We must dedicate ourselves to making sure that the anomalous never becomes normal. With respect and humility, I must say that we have fooled ourselves for long enough that a pivot to governing is right around the corner, a return to civility and stability right behind it. We know better than that. By now, we all know better than that.

There is a company that secretly takes continuous, rapid, high-resolution aerial photos of crime-plagued cities to help police "rewind" time to view a crime as it happens and then to "fast-forward" the movement of suspects to their present locations. - Privacy is dead 

 

Ninth Circuit upholds Montana law setting limits on campaign contributions to candidates for state elective office.  - Yay for MT! 

When you die you know you are dead: Major study shows mind still works after the body shows no signs of life

 

1-800-EAT-SHIT Finally Publishes Decades Of Reckless-Driving Data (The Onion)

 

The Onion Sues Trump Administration for Stealing All Their Ideas 

 

Everything Coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Prime in November 2017

 

 

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