Quora. G.O.P. Warns Obama Against Doing Anything for Next Three Hundred and Forty Days. WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a television appearance on Sunday, the leading Senate Republican warned President Obama “in no uncertain terms” against doing anything in his remaining three hundred and forty days in office.
“The President should be aware that, for all intents and purposes, his term in office is already over,” Mitch McConnell said on Fox News. “It’s not the time to start doing things when you have a mere eight thousand one hundred and sixty hours left.” While acknowledging that the President has eleven months remaining in the White House, McConnell said that he and the President “have an honest disagreement about how long eleven months is.” US, France urge Turkey to stop shelling Kurds in northern Syria. Washington and Paris have called on Turkey to cease its massive artillery bombardment against Kurdish targets near the city of Azaz in northwest Syria, including an air base recently retaken from Islamist rebels, and to de-escalate tensions on all sides.
“We are concerned about the situation north of Aleppo and are working to deescalate tensions on all sides,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement Saturday. “We have also seen reports of artillery fire from the Turkish side of the border and urged Turkey to cease such fire,” he said. France also joined the US calls, with the country’s Foreign Ministry urging Turkey to halt the bombardment of Kurdish areas in Syria. "France is worried about the deteriorating situation in the region of Aleppo and the north of Syria. 16 stories beneath midtown Manhattan. APNewsBreak: US OK's first factory in Cuba since revolution. HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration has approved the first U.S. factory in Cuba in more than half a century, allowing a two-man company from Alabama to build a plant assembling as many as 1,000 small tractors a year for sale to private farmers in Cuba.
The Treasury Department last week notified partners Horace Clemmons and Saul Berenthal that they can legally build tractors and other heavy equipment in a special economic zone started by the Cuban government to attract foreign investment. Cuban officials already have publicly and enthusiastically endorsed the project. The partners said they expect to be building tractors in Cuba by the first quarter of 2017. "Everybody wants to go to Cuba to sell something and that's not what we're trying to do. We're looking at the problem and how do we help Cuba solve the problems that they consider are the most important problems for them to solve," Clemmons said.
The Long and Crumbling Road. As an interest group, we might expect a certain amount of grade inflation—or, in this case, deflation—from the ASCE; proclaiming the country’s infrastructure to be in decent working order is not likely, after all, to generate much work for engineers.
But it does not take a vested interest to sense that America, whose roads and rails were once the envy of the developed world, has somehow gone astray. To take New York City—where I live and where Petroski grew up—as an example, despite being constantly told I live in the center of the world, when it comes to infrastructure, I am constantly wishing I were elsewhere. Michael Eisner Predicts the Future. The former Disney C.E.O. explains the one constant you need to understand in the ever-changing entertainment industry.
After a celebrated and well-publicized tenure running Disney, Michael Eisner has quietly spent much of the last decade building Tornante, a private media company that invests in everything from Internet companies to shows, such as Netflix’s BoJack Horseman. HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS — I-BEAM. The Pallet House project by I-Beam Design, was initially conceived as a transitional shelter for the refugees returning to Kosovo after the war.
These people needed an immediate alternative to the typical tent solution that could potentially transform into a new permanent home over time, even without access to sophisticated tools and materials. It has since become our aim to also develop the project as a more permanent housing solution to serve not only refugees in disaster stricken areas but also as a modular, prefabricated solution to affordable housing everywhere that can improve people's lives, the environment, society and even inspire greater diplomacy among the various cultures of the world. The Pallet House is an inexpensive, efficient and easily realizable solution to the problem of housing people displaced by natural disaster, plagues, famine, political and economic strife or war.
Here's how long various drugs stay in your system. One of the reasons that drug tests are a colossal scam is that not all drugs stay in your system for the same amount of time.
In fact, some of the least dangerous drugs such as marijuana can be detected in your urine, blood, and hair for much longer than harder drugs such as heroin and meth — meaning that schools, employers, and law enforcement agencies that drug test disproportionately penalize marijuana users. RELATED: This Image Proves Why Drug Tests Make No Sense ATTN: has previously reported on how workplace drug testing discriminates against marijuana users, but in order to illustrate just how disparate drugs interactions can be, here's a breakdown of how long each drug stays in your system. Why Your Brain Actually Works Better in Winter. It was terrifyingly cold in New York this weekend, and this cold snap occurred right as we’re entering the postholiday doldrums.
It’s around the time of the year when people start to talk about seasonal changes to their mood and energy level — most commonly, seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. While SAD is a relatively new condition — it stems from research in the '80s — it has become a huge part of how we in the colder climes discuss winter. China's rock gods imagined as huge temples. Hair is painted as cascading waterfalls, verdant tree canopies and gnarled roots, while noses are Buddhist deities, and necks are elaborately detailed worship halls.
Du's work recalls traditional Chinese landscape paintings that dates back to the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Evocatively titled "Revels of the Rock Gods," Du's 2-meter (6.5 ft) high portraits are now being exhibited at the Mizuma Art Gallery in Tokyo this month. Du says the series is a reflection of his generation's worldview. "Those of us born in the 1980s were heavily influenced by traditional Buddhist or Confucian values, but also grew up with the great impact of western ideas. We live in a great transformative era in China. " Robots: Destroying jobs, our economy, and possibly the world. The past decade or so has seen some spectacular advances in artificial intelligence, but is there a dark side to this brave new world?
That was the discussion topic tackled by a panel of computer scientists and ethicists at this year's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. There is no denying the impact of the information technology revolution on our economy. 13 Awesome Wolfram Alpha Tricks for the Average Person. The Pragmatic Case for Bernie Sanders. As Bernie Sanders defies expectations with a resounding New Hampshire victory and a virtual tie in Iowa, Democratic Party leaders still insist Hillary Clinton is the pragmatic choice to beat Republicans and bring effective leadership and change—if incremental—to Washington. Clinton and her supporters frame the race, and her appeal, as a matter of “ready on day one” leadership and “get things done” practicality. But what does the record show, and what do leadership and pragmatism really mean? On the pragmatics of electability, nearly every major national poll consistently shows Sanders equaling or bettering Clinton against all Republicans.
Google chrome will protect you from fake download buttons. Google has taken a step towards the protection of users against fake download buttons which could be found progressively around the web to deceive users. Also see: Google is working on Intelligent Messenger Google in its new update of chrome has introduced a feature of save browsing. The goal of the feature is to alert users from the deceptive fake download buttons, which you can find mostly on file sharing and streaming website. The streaming websites deceive you mostly by telling you to install certain kinds of video player to play the video or with some fake download buttons which takes you to third party website when you click on it, which may affect your computer by malware. As shown in the below image, there are also some websites which tricks you by showing an image that your software is out of date and you need to update it by clicking the update button, but when you click the update button it actually takes you somewhere else.
Congress has 11% approval ratings but 96% incumbent reelection rate, meme says. It would be an understatement to say that voters in the recently completed midterm elections didn’t exactly feel warm and fuzzy about incumbents on the ballot this year -- even about the ones they voted for. According to the 2014 exit poll of voters, 59 percent of those who voted said they weren’t happy with Republican leadership in Congress, even as they were handing control of the Senate to the GOP.
A meme making its way around social media, sent to PolitiFact by a reader, captured the frustration many Americans felt. The meme said, "11% approval ratings. 96.4% re-elected" -- in other words, Congress has 11 percent approval ratings, yet 96.4 percent of incumbent lawmakers were re-elected in 2014. 'Goodbye rebels, thank you Russia!' Life after siege.
Nearby, a photograph of Bashar al-Assad beams down from the front of the town hall, and banners in support of the Syrian President hang outside the main mosque. This is Nubl, a mostly Shia, pro-government town in Syria, so close to the border with Turkey that on the way here our phones constantly switched to Turkish mobile networks. Until two weeks ago Nubl and its neighbor al-Zahra were under siege; various rebel factions, including the al-Nusra Front and others linked to the Free Syrian Army, controlled the countryside nearby for more than three years. Then the Syrian army -- backed by pro-Iranian militias and supported by controversial Russian air strikes -- broke through. In Nubl, al-Assad-supporting local residents are still jubilant; "God, Syria, Bashar, and nothing else," a group of them chanted as we approached. Many houses are decorated with posters of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
'Silence of the Lambs' at 25: The Complete Buffalo Bill Story. You never know what's going to happen with an audition," actor Ted Levine remembers of the first time he portrayed Jame Gumb, The Silence of the Lambs villain also known as "Buffalo Bill. " "I just pulled something out. It was scary. It felt kind of magical. " With a few skin cells, scientists can make mini, thinking version of your brain. WASHINGTON—Tiny, rolling balls of brain cells knocking around in a lab may one day help keep you from losing your marbles—among other things. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. The chips are down for Moore’s law. The 22 Most Painfully Awkward Things That Happened In 2015. Men Explain Lolita to Me.
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Start Your Holiday Shopping with a Blue Lagoon Discount Code! How the Fight Over Wall Street Shows the Democratic Divide. Clinton puts Sanders on the defensive in heated Democrat debate. Sam Sinai's answer to What picture represents the Iranian people? - Quora. Quora. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Marco Rubio Wants to Permanently Extend NSA Mass Surveillance. Morocco Unveils A Massive Solar Power Plant In The Sahara. How feminists across the globe came together to thwart a men's rights activist. The NYPD is Kicking People Out of Their Homes, Even if They Haven’t Committed a Crime. Hunkering Down With The Survival Mom, Queen Of The Common-Sense Preppers. Hillary Brings Her ‘Sisters’ on the New Hampshire Trail. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. The Best Tips for Finding Cheap Airfare With Google Flights. Could water really have a memory? Smirking Shkreli refuses lawmakers' questions, calls them 'imbeciles'
Ted Cruz and the Art of the Dirty Trick. Uk.businessinsider. Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli Testifies at Congress, Pleads the Fifth. Space experts warn Congress that NASA’s “Journey to Mars” is illusory. Evaluating Our Importance In The Universe : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture. Key gains for Venezuela opposition. 'Food Surgeon' Dissects Candy And Fruit With Weirdly Hypnotic Flair. Greed, lies, and Shkreli’s smug “performance”: Lawmakers go ballistic. Will our children really not know economic growth? History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Senators blast Comcast, other cable firms for “unfair billing practices” Most Germans don’t buy their homes, they rent. Here’s why. How Much These Money Habits Can Hurt Your Credit Score. Uk.businessinsider. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places.
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