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Rhiannon12866

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Gender: Female
Hometown: NE New York
Home country: USA
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Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - 6/29/18

Ben Shapiro: Civil Discourse



Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief and syndicated radio host Ben Shapiro joins Bill to discuss civility in the age of Trump.




Future Headlines



Bill Maher heads into summer with a forecast of upcoming news headlines.




Michael Moore: Fahrenheit 11/9



Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore joins Bill to discuss the resistance movement against Donald Trump.




New Rule: Suckers



In his editorial New Rule, Bill calls for collective action to save the environment and fight the scourge of pests and pollution.




Obamas, Civil War, Civility - Overtime



Bill and his Real Time panelists – Michael Moore, Bradley Whitford, Jennifer Rubin, and Col. Lawrence Wilkerson – answer viewer questions after the show.





Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jun 30, 2018, 06:45 AM (9 replies)

Here's the final list of Canadian retaliatory tariffs taking effect against Trump on July 1

Fans of peanut butter or jams and jellies other than strawberry can let out a sigh of relief.

Those products are among the ones that have been removed from the final list of retaliatory tariffs targeting American-made goods that are set to go into effect this weekend, along with prepared mustard, beer kegs, and outboard motorboats.

Speaking just moments ago in Hamilton at the Stelco steel factory, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said the government had finalized the list of American goods targeted by the retaliatory tariffs, based on consultations with Canadians and industry over recent weeks, and has made a couple of changes

Tariffs on dozens of types of steel products will remain at the 25 per cent proposed on the preliminary list, while those on aluminum and other products will remain at 10 per cent.

Strawberry jam remains on the list of 79 items other than steel and aluminum set to be hit with a 10 per cent tariff starting July 1.

The original list, worth a total of $16.6 billion, targeted everything from whiskey, washing machines, steel and aluminum to orange juice, frozen pizza, beer, manicure products, boats, ketchup, coffee, nut butters and jams.



More (Includes videos): https://globalnews.ca/news/4304743/canada-retaliatory-tariffs-final-list-trump-steel-tariffs/?utm_source=notification/

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jun 30, 2018, 01:09 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Guests President Bill Clinton & James Patterson - "The President Is Missing"



Bill Clinton and James Patterson discuss working together on their novel, “The President Is Missing,” and weigh in on the debate over civility, the crisis at the border and the Me Too movement.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jun 30, 2018, 12:13 AM (1 replies)

The Daily Show: In Trump's Universe, Everyone Loves "Space Force"



Michael Kosta heads to a Trump rally in South Carolina to find out how MAGA fans feel about President Trump’s proposal to add a Space Force to the military.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jun 30, 2018, 12:09 AM (6 replies)

Seth Meyers - Donald Trump's SCOTUS Pick, Pornhub's Subtitles - Monologue - 6/28/18






Late Night's Dina Gusovsky Shares Her Immigrant Story



Late Night writer Dina Gusovsky shares her story about immigrating to America as a young refugee from Russia.





Seth's Favorite Jokes of the Week: Sean Spicer's Talk Show, Justice Kennedy's Retirement



Seth's favorite jokes from the week of June 25.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jun 29, 2018, 11:59 PM (2 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Guest Alexandria Ocasio Cortez: Trump Isn't Ready For A Girl From The Bronx



Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Donald Trump might both be from New York City, but she doesn't think he knows to deal with a girl from the Bronx.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jun 29, 2018, 03:55 AM (6 replies)

Stephen Colbert: Guest Michael Moore Believes America Is A Liberal Country



'Fahrenheit 11/9' documentarian Michael Moore finds optimism in the fact that, in six of the last seven presidential elections, the popular vote was won by a Democrat.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jun 29, 2018, 03:52 AM (13 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue (with Jon Stewart and his message to Trump) - 6/28/18

Trump And Putin Are Getting Back Together



Trump and Putin haven't seen each other in a while. As they say, absence makes the heart (if they had hearts) grow fonder.




President Trump Reverts Back To Campaign Rally Trump



Donald Trump doesn't want to be the president. He wants to be running for president.




Jon Stewart Is Ready To Negotiate With Donald Trump



Jon Stewart takes over the Late Show with his own message for the president.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jun 29, 2018, 03:50 AM (29 replies)

Hundreds of new genes may underlie intelligence--but also autism and depression

Being smart is a double-edged sword. Intelligent people appear to live longer, but many of the genes behind brilliance can also lead to autism, anxiety, and depression, according to two new massive genetic studies. The work also is one of the first to identify the specific cell types and genetic pathways tied to intelligence and mental health, potentially paving the way for new ways to improve education, or therapies to treat neurotic behavior.

The studies provide some of the first “hard evidence of the many genes and pathways” that work together in complex ways to build smart brains and keep them in balance, says geneticist Peter Visscher of the Queensland Brain Institute at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, who was not involved in the work.

Researchers have long known that people often inherit intelligence and some personality disorders from their parents. (Environmental factors such as education and stress also profoundly shape intelligence and mental health.) But geneticists have had trouble identifying more than a handful of genes associated with intelligence. Last year, researchers used new statistical methods that can detect strong associations between genes and specific traits to analyze health and genetic records in huge data sets. This led to the discovery of 52 genes linked to intelligence in 80,000 people.

Now, the same team has added almost 1000 genes to that list. Researchers led by geneticist Danielle Posthuma of Vrije University in Amsterdam scoured 14 databases of health and genetic records to identify 939 new genes associated with intelligence in 250,000 individuals. (The data sets measured intelligence with scores on tests of abilities such as mathematics, synonyms, and logic.) Many variants of genes associated with higher intelligence turned up in people who also lived longer and did not have Alzheimer’s disease, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or schizophrenia, the team reports today in Nature Genetics, suggesting that intelligence protects against these disorders. On the downside, genes associated with intelligence correlated with a higher risk for autism.


More: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/hundreds-new-genes-may-underlie-intelligence-also-autism-and-depression



Many genes work together in the brain to cause complex behavior such as intelligence or anxiety. HELEN TOLOKONOVA/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jun 29, 2018, 02:18 AM (1 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump's Rally; Kennedy Retires; GOP Attacks Russia Probe: A Closer Look



Seth takes a closer look at Republicans rushing to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy while simultaneously working to stop the Russia investigation.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Jun 29, 2018, 12:26 AM (10 replies)
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