The social-justice warriors of Harvard are on the march again, this time in solidarity with the university’s dining-hall workers. Students and faculty have spent the past few days protesting low wages and an increase in health-care premiums for the people serving their grilled cheese, french fries and occasional lobster dinners. (Snip) The Chronicle of Higher Education sums up Harvard’s problem pretty well. “How does the richest university in the world negotiate with some of its lowest-paid workers?” the publication asks. When your endowment is over $37 billion, why don’t you pay the people who serve food more than $30,000 per
AT&T reached a deal to buy media company Time Warner Inc for more than $80billion, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. The deal will put AT&T´s millions of internet, cell phone and pay TV customers under the same roof as Time Warner´s entertainment businesses which include CNN, HBO and the Warner Bros film studio. Time Warner had stocks soared on Friday amid claims the entertainment company was primed for a takeover by telecommunications giant AT&T. The deal adds to the company´s growing telecommunications, TV and internet empire. Scroll down for video (Photo) The two boards met to finalize the
Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump in Michigan dropped to five points in one Michigan poll, while it increased to thirteen points in another poll. A statewide poll conducted by the Marketing Resource Group showed “Hillary Clinton continues to lead Donald Trump by five percentage points (41 percent – 36 percent) in Michigan as the campaign for President enters the final few weeks of the election. The statewide poll, conducted by Marketing Resource Group (MRG), showed the number of undecided voters has been reduced to just eight percent.” The poll of 600 likely voters was conducted by live interview between
An extraordinary, focused attack on DNS provider Dyn continues to disrupt internet services for hundreds of companies, including online giants Twitter, Amazon, AirBnB, Spotify and others. The worldwide assault started at approximately 11am UTC on Friday. It was a massive denial-of-service blast that knocked Dyn´s DNS anycast servers offline, resulting in knock-on impacts across the internet. Folks immediately started reporting problems; millions of people are affected. After two hours into the initial tidal wave of junk traffic, Dyn announced it had mitigated the assault and service was returning to normal. But the relief was short lived: just about an hour later, the
White House spokesman Josh Earnest was asked multiple times during Friday’s daily press briefing about First Lady Michelle Obama and her influence as a campaign surrogate for Hillary Clinton. “Do you deny the White House is so confident that Secretary Clinton is going to win the election the president can really expend a lot of capital down ballot?” Fox News correspondent Kevin Corke asked. “It seems to me that he’s putting a lot of energy and effort into that, and not just the president but also key surrogates the vice president, the first lady.” Earnest said that the president was
In his Gettysburg speech on Saturday, Republican candidate Donald Trump spoke about what he plans to do in his first 100 days in the White House, though during a good part of the beginning of his speech was also spent emphasizing the differences between himself and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. According to Trump, the very fact that Clinton is running for president proves the system is rigged. “She shouldn’t be allowed to run. She’s guilty of a very very serious crime. She should not be allowed to run. And just in that respect, I say it’s rigged. She should never have been
A lengthy list of lawmakers and security experts have stepped forward to praise Donald Trump’s robust plan for national defense, which includes common-sense proposals like simply re-building a depleted U.S. military. The list include a dozen members of Congress, led by Reps. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Also on the roster: a spate of retired generals and admirals and federal officials, including Michael Wynne, former Secretary of the Air Force. “We believe that Mr. Trump, in consultation with us and distinguished experts in the national security
Elton County, Georgia police were called at around 5 am on Saturday morning, after an intruder broke into a private home and started shooting. Two siblings ages 11 and 15 were killed in the attack, and other children were also present, at least one of whom was a sibling to the victims. The parents are cooperating with the investigation and are not believed to be suspects.
Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore said in a recent interview that Donald Trump voters are “legal terrorist[s]” and that society should treat the Republican presidential candidate as it would a pedophile. Moore made the provocative remarks in an interview with Rolling Stone while pitching a new documentary, “Michael Moore in Trumpland.” Moore said he went to union halls for the film and met with longtime Democrats who are considering voting for Trump in November. His goal, he said, was to force them “to think about the damage they could do by being a legal terrorist on November 8th.” Asked by Rolling
Professor With Reliable Election Model Stands by His Prediction of a Trump Victory (VIDEO) Aleister Oct 22nd, 2016 2:04 pm 35 Comments helmut-norpoth-fnc -Jim Hoft wrote about this professor in a recent post but here’s an update. Professor Helmut Norpoth of SUNY appeared on FOX and Friends this morning with Tucker Carlson and he’s standing by his prediction. From the FOX News Insider: Professor with Remarkable Track Record Predicts a Trump Election Win- Saturday on Fox & Friends, Tucker Carlson sat down with a college professor with a remarkable record of predicting election outcomes. Professor Helmut Norpoth, from Stony Brook University in New
ISIS terrorists put 250 children through a dough kneader and killed six men by burning them alive in an oven, according to a shocking new report. The sick jihadis killed children, the eldest was just four years old, in an industrial dough kneader in the Syrian town of Duma. In a chilling testimony, one Syrian woman spoke of “Christians being killed and tortured, and of children being beheaded in front of their parents.” Speaking to Dr Yvette Isaac, from advocacy charity Roads to Success, Alice Assaf said: “Our neighbour came in and said: ‘Umm Issa, they have taken many girls about 300
HUNDREDS descended on to a seaside town to take part in a right-wing White Lives Matter protest. Two people have been arrested after a group of campaigners began marching from the train station in Margate to Turner Contemporary at 2pm. Kent Police confirmed a 43-year-old Margate man was arrested in connection with a public order offence and a 31-year-old Kent man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of obstructing a highway. It is not known if the men were connected to the White Lives Matter group. Campaigners from the Thanet branch of Stand Up to Racism and the Kent Anti-Racism
Counter-terrorism officers investigating a London Tube bomb plot have found a ´suspicious device´ in Devon. Police cordoned off Tudor Road in Newton Abbot just before 2.45pm this afternoon. A 200-metre police cordon was put place, with residents only allowed to return to their homes at around 6pm, when officers from the Metropolitan Police´s SO15 terrorism unit have since confirmed that the device was not viable. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ´On Saturday, 22 October Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) officers attended an address in Newton Abbott, Devon as part of enquires into the suspicious item at North Greenwich Underground Station. ´Whilst
Donald Trump winning the election on November 8 would cause financial markets around the world to crash by 15 per cent, experts have warned. University of Michigan and Dartmouth College professors Justin Wolfers and Eric Zitzewitz published a paper analyzing how the markets have reacted to the campaign to date, and forecast what would likely happen after November 8. To reach their findings, the economic experts tracked market fluctuations during the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump last month, and the aftermath of Trump´s Billy Bush tape being released. ´On September 26, 2016, Hillary Clinton was regarded
The offer was simple enough. Arnold Ogden Jones II suspected his wife was having an affair, and he needed a favor: access to some text messages on his wife’s phone, between her and another man whose number was from outside the state. So last October, Jones — a sitting superior court judge in North Carolina — approached an FBI officer he knew to see whether he could obtain copies of the texts. “I want down low — see what you can do without drawing attention,” Jones told the officer, according to court records. “This involves family, so I don’t want anyone to know.” There
AT&T reached a deal to buy media company Time Warner Inc for more than $80billion, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. The deal will put AT&T´s millions of internet, cell phone and pay TV customers under the same roof as Time Warner´s entertainment businesses which include CNN, HBO and the Warner Bros film studio. Time Warner had stocks soared on Friday amid claims the entertainment company was primed for a takeover by telecommunications giant AT&T. The deal adds to the company´s growing telecommunications, TV and internet empire.
Secretary of State John Kerry admitted "it pisses me off" that climate change wasn´t brought up in the presidential debates. On a panel with Leonardo DiCaprio after a Thursday screening at UN headquarters in New York of the actor´s documentary "Before the Flood," Kerry said that "maybe November 8th will produce a capacity for the entire Republican caucus" to see the global-warming film. "It should be required for every single one of them," he added, to applause from the audience. Kerry emphasized that "we´re not sitting here chasing some pie-in-the-sky set of possible solutions somewhere down the road." "The solutions
Thousands of Muslims gathered outside Rome´s Colosseum to protest the closure of mosques and other places of worship in the Italian capital. The group gathered outside the iconic ancient Roman building to pray as they promoted their right of freedom to worship during the peaceful march yesterday. An imam led the group in chants of ´Allah Akbar´ which means ´God is great,´ as they kneeled to the ground facing the Colosseum. Scroll down for video (Photos) The protest was organized by a Bangladeshi group, Dhuumcatu, which has complained that smaller or more informal mosques in Rome have been branded illegal
A stunning new map shows the complex network of rivers and streams in the contiguous United States. Created by Imgur user Fejetlenfej, a geographer and GIS analyst with a ‘lifelong passion for beautiful maps,’ it highlights the massive expanse of river basins across the country – in particular, those which feed the Mississippi River. The map visualizes Strahler Stream Order Classification, the creator explains, with higher stream orders indicated as thicker lines. Scroll down for video (Photo) It was created using the open-source QGIS software, and the high resolution prints are available on Etsy. There are 18 major river basins in
ORLANDO, Fla. -The emails are full of potential damage for Hillary Clinton. She weighed the political implications of policies. She is close to Wall Street. Her aides gathered information to discredit a woman who’d accused her husband of rape. So how has she so far remained largely unscathed by the unprecedented release of hacked emails? It’s one part a deliberate strategy of casting doubt on the authenticity and distracting from the content of the emails, one part fatigue by Americans who already have seen tens of thousands of Clinton’s emails and one part a whole lot of luck. With Clinton
King County is the 13th-largest county in the country. It is urban. It is diverse. It votes entirely by mail. It is politically dominated by Democrats. If Washington were a swing state, this is the kind of place Donald Trump would probably be accusing of election fraud.
The Internet is under attack. The New York Times reported that "major websites were inaccessible to people across wide swaths of the United States on Friday after a company that manages crucial parts of the internet’s infrastructure said it was under attack. ... A spokeswoman said the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security were looking into the incident and all potential causes, including criminal activity and a nation-state attack." "in a troubling development, the attack appears to have relied on hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices like cameras and home routers that have been infected —
Donald Trump made headlines this week when he questioned whether Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan wanted him to prevail over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. “Maybe not,” Trump told Good Morning America on Tuesday. “Because maybe he wants to run in four years… or maybe he doesn’t know how to win. I mean, who can really know?” Trump said.The view that Ryan “doesn’t know how to win,” however, neglects the reality that both Ryan and Clinton share a progressive, globalist worldview, which is at odds with Trump’s “America first” approach. Indeed, both Clinton and Ryan have said that they see themselves as
That´s a question asked by Popular Mechanics writer Eric Limer who wrote an article explaining the massive internet outage on the East Coast on Friday and why the attack may be only the beginning. The Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS) used thousands upon thousands of computers and other internet connected devices to attack the internet performance company Dyn. USA Today explains a DDoS incident: As part of its business, Dyn provides DNS services for a given swath of the Internet, effectively its address book. DNS stands for Domain Name System, the decentralized network of files that list the domain