Tuesday, October 09, 2018


Oct. 5, 2018
Secret Amazon brands are quietly taking over Amazon.com
By Alison GriswoldOctober 5, 2018
Arabella. Lark & Roe. Mae. NuPro. Small Parts.
You might not know it from their names, but these brands all belong to Amazon.

[Conservatives will be happy the limo company was not constrained by regulations that might decrease their profits.]
Oct. 8, 2018
One of the victims of the upstate New York limousine crash that killed all 18 aboard had texted concerns about the "terrible condition" of the limo less than 20 minutes before tragedy struck, her aunt says.
The limo failed inspection last month and the driver didn't have appropriate license to operate the vehicle, New York Gov. Cuomo said Monday.
Cuomo said the limousine, owned by Prestige Limousine, didn't have the necessary federal certification to operate and failed a state inspection just last month. The vehicle was "not supposed to be on the road," he said.

Oct. 4, 2018
Of the four parental 'feeding styles,' only one is good for kids' health, experts say

Oct. 9, 2018
An American student has been detained at an Israeli airport for more than a week due to her past support for a boycott  against the country.
Lara Alqasem arrived at Israeli’s Ben Gurion International Airport on Oct. 2, but was blocked from entering the country, The Washington Post reported Monday.

Oct. 9, 2018
So are there practical ways we can help limit the warming? According to New York Times international climate reporter Somini Sengupta, the answer is yes:
Drive less, try to carpool or use public transit instead
Buy less clothing, as apparel and footwear industries contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, or buy vintage and clothes made from recycled fabric  
Replace air conditioners and refrigerators with ones that save energy and reduce hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
Have less demand for products that lead to deforestation including meat, timber, soy, and palm oil

Oct. 8, 2018
Overwhelmed by climate change? Here's what you can do

Oct. 9, 2018
Kavanaugh Yale classmate: The FBI investigation was a joke. I tried to help and was ignored.
Many of us who lived in Lawrance Hall during 1983-1984 approached the FBI last week offering help with its inquiries. I promised a list of names of people who may have attended the party at which Ramirez claims to have been assaulted. The FBI never returned my call. Based on what has now been revealed about the FBI report, I do not believe that the FBI contacted people on that list.
Other classmates had far more valuable information to provide. One can corroborate that he heard about the incident with Ramirez right after it occurred from a classmate. The FBI never returned his calls, either. A theologian at one of our nation’s leading universities, he did not “search and destroy.” He just wanted a proper look at the allegations so that we all could reach our own conclusions on the basis of facts, not hearsay and partisan mudslinging.
A proper FBI investigation might have put Americans’ worries to rest. But Young and his GOP buddies made sure that investigation never happened. And now they add insult to injury by attacking patriots who care about their country and one of its great institutional pillars, the Supreme Court.

Oct. 8, 2018
Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers say she has still not been able to return to her home because of the "unending" death threats she has continued to receive after testifying against Brett Kavanaugh, who was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice over the weekend.
Ford addressed the harassment against her in prepared remarks to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she said: "My family and I have been the target of constant harassment and death threats. I have been called the most vile and hateful names imaginable."
She added that she and her family had been forced to leave their home. "Since September 16, my family and I have been living in various secure locales, with guards," she said.
Ford said "my greatest fears have been realized — and the reality has been far worse than what I expected."
She said her work email account was hacked "and messages were sent out supposedly recanting my description of the sexual assault."

Oct. 6, 2018
Koegler had previously said in a sworn affidavit submitted in September that Ford, a Palo Alto University professor, told him about the alleged assault in 2016, around the time former Stanford University student Brock Turner was sentenced for raping an unconscious woman. He said she told him about it again three months ago in an email. 
Koegler identified himself as a close friend of Ford and her husband, saying he has known them for more than five years and had coached their son’s baseball team.

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