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Shaun King: This Baltimore Police Officer needs to be fired immediately (disturbing video)

JFC... that is insane.

So we been opening cans the wrong way our whole lives?

Huh... I have never tried it this way!

Trump Goes After Jeff Sessions Again: 'Scared Stiff and Missing in Action'

Source: Mediaite

President Donald Trump once again went after his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in a tweetstorm about what the media should really be focused on.

The President honed in on reports this week about communications between dossier author Christopher Steele and DOJ official Bruce Ohr.

Trump declared, “I have never seen anything so Rigged in my life.”

But then he went after Sessions for not doing more to look into this, saying, “Our A.G. is scared stiff and Missing in Action.”

Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/online/trump-goes-after-jeff-sessions-again-scared-stiff-and-missing-in-action/


These 1950s experiments showed us the trauma of parent-child separation. Now experts say they're too

These 1950s experiments showed us the trauma of parent-child separation. Now experts say they're too unethical to repeat—even on monkeys.

A childhood without affection can be devastating, even if basic needs are met.

John Gluck’s excitement about studying parent-child separation quickly soured. He’d been thrilled to arrive at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in the late 1960s, his spot in the lab of renowned behavioral psychologist Harry Harlow secure. Harlow had cemented his legacy more than a decade earlier when his experiments showed the devastating effects of broken parent-child bonds in rhesus monkeys. As a graduate student researcher, Gluck would use Harlow’s monkey colony to study the impact of such disruption on intellectual ability.

Gluck found academic success, and stayed in touch with Harlow long after graduation. His mentor even sent Gluck monkeys to use in his own laboratory. But in the three years Gluck spent with Harlow—and the subsequent three decades he spent as a leading animal researcher in his own right—his concern for the well-being of his former test subjects overshadowed his enthusiasm for animal research.

Separating parent and child, he’d decided, produced effects too cruel to inflict on monkeys.

Since the 1990s, Gluck’s focus has been on bioethics; he’s written research papers and even a book about the ramifications of conducting research on primates. Along the way, he has argued that continued lab experiments testing the effects of separation on monkeys are unethical. Many of his peers, from biology to psychology, agree. And while the rationale for discontinuing such testing has many factors, one reason stands out. The fundamental questions we had about parent-child separation, Gluck says, were answered long ago.


Hand guns are not on the list (Charlottesville)


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Effective the evening of August 10, 2018, the City of Charlottesville will establish a defined security area within downtown. There will be two entry points for pedestrians to access the security area. Law enforcement personnel will be positioned at the entry points at 1st Street S & Water Street and at 2nd Street SE & Water Street. [VIEW MAP]

By order of the City Manager of the City of Charlottesville, the following items are prohibited within the downtown security area: BB Guns, Pellet Guns, Air Rifles or Pistols, Paintball Guns, Pellet Guns, Nunchucks, Tasers, Stun Guns, Heavy Gauge Metal Chains, Lengths of Lumber or Wood, Poles, Bricks, Rocks, Metal Beverage or Food Cans or Containers, Glass Bottles, Axes, Axe Handles, Hatchets, Ice Picks, Acidic or Caustic Materials, Hazardous or Flammable or Combustible Liquids, Skateboards, Swords, Knives, Daggers, Razor Blades or Other Sharp Items, Metal Pipes, Pepper or Bear Spray, Mace, Aerosol Sprays, Catapults, Wrist Rockets, Bats, Sticks, Clubs, Drones, Explosives, Fireworks, Open Fire or Open Flames, and Any Other Item Considered an “Implement of Riot.”

Any person in possession of a prohibited item will be denied entry into the downtown safety area. Violation of these restrictions may result in criminal penalties.


There is a striking contrast between the scoldy, condescending tone of coverage of @Ocasio2018's

There is a striking contrast between the scoldy, condescending tone of coverage of @Ocasio2018’s budget hand-waving and the decade of credulous-verging-on-worshipful coverage of the same from Paul Ryan.

Ryan was actually *given an award* for fiscal policy seriousness based on a plan where *over 100% of the deficit reduction* was achieved through hand-waving.


Trump says he condemns 'all types of racism' ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

Source: The Hill

President Trump on Saturday tweeted that he condemns "all types of racism and acts of violence" ahead of the one-year anniversary of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division," he tweeted. "We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!"

The president faced significant criticism over his response to the white supremacist rally that left one counter-protestor dead, saying that there was “blame" as well as "very fine people" on "both sides" of the rally.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/401376-trump-says-he-condemns-all-types-of-racism-ahead-of-charlottesville

Ashley Parker did an AMA on Reddit, if anyone is interested.

Hey r/politics, I’m Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for u/washingtonpost.

Before coming to The Post, I began my career at The New York Times, where I worked for 11 years and covered the Trump campaign in 2016. I started as Maureen Dowd’s research assistant, covered Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in 2012, and then Jeb Bush in 2016 before landing with Trump less than 24-hours after Jeb! dropped out. I regularly attend the White House press briefings, and travel with both the president and vice president—around the country and abroad. Just last week, I was at all three #MAGA rallies.

I’ve also written for The New York Times magazine, as well as the New York Sun, Glamour, Chicago Magazine, The Huffington Post and the Washingtonian magazine. I’m also an NBC/MSNBC analyst, and have waited tables at just about every greater DC restaurant, including the Cheesecake Factory.

I’ll start answering questions at 11 sharp. AMA!

Lol... first order of business was to acknowledge the eyebrow meme/gif:

RATINGS: On Wednesday, @maddow was the #1 most-watched program across all cable TV.


Ex-KKK member who marched in Charlottesville denounces hate groups

A former leader of the Klu Klux Klan who participated in the white nationalist march last year in Charlottesville, Va., has denounced hate groups.

Ken Parker was once a grand dragon of the KKK and wore the uniform of the National Socialist Movement, an American neo-Nazi group, NBC News reported Thursday.

“I want to say I’m sorry. I do apologize,” Parker said in Jacksonville, Fla., after renouncing his white supremacist beliefs. “I know I’ve spread hate and discontent through this city immensely — probably made little kids scared to sleep in their own beds in their own neighborhoods.”

He said he needed to “stand up” for his white race last year when he attended the violent Unite the Right rally that ended in the death of counter-protester Heather Heyer.

“It was thinly veiled [as an effort] to save our monuments, to save our heritage,” Parker told NBC News about the rally. “But we knew when we went in there that it was gonna turn into a racially heated situation, and it wasn't going to work out good for either side.”

At the protest, Parker met filmmaker Deeyah Khan, who was working on a documentary about hate groups called “White Right: Meeting the Enemy.”

Inside a Charlottesville parking garage, Parker told NBC News that he was touched by Khan’s kindness.

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