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Election: Buckeye Board of Education

Medina Gazette - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:46
The Gazette
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Buckeye wins PAC Stars title with victory over Firelands

Medina Gazette - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:46
Brian Dulik
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Pixelmator adds iOS 11 support with HEIF compatibility and iPad Drag and Drop

9to5Mac - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:44

Pixelmator for iPhone and iPad has been updated today for iOS 11, following the High Sierra update for the Mac version last week. The update brings HEIF image import, allowing users to edit photos in the new high-efficiency image formats created by the iPhone 8, as well as Drag and Drop for iPad users.


Categories: Misc

Video: hands-on with Apple Watch Series 3 Nike+ edition

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:39

Both GPS and LTE models of the Apple Watch Series 3 Nike+ edition became available to purchase last Friday in stores across the United States, Australia, Asia and Europe.... Read the rest of this post here

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Mike Ditka: 'There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of'

Daily Kos - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:33

From the Department of You Can’t Make This Shit Up, we have Mike Ditka, a former NFL player and Super Bowl winning coach, weighing in on the protests against police brutality and racial injustice:

“I don’t see all the social injustice that some of these people see,” Ditka said late in the interview. [...]

“There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of. Now maybe I’m not watching it as carefully as other people.”

This would be big news to, say, Martin Luther King, had he not been assassinated for fighting oppression. 

And does it even need to be mentioned that Ditka is a big fan and supporter of Donald Trump? 

Categories: Politics

AGR Manet is DOWN, 1507638186

AGR Manet - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:33
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WhatsApp vulnerability could allow someone to work out who is talking to who

9to5Mac - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:20

Software engineer Rob Heaton has identified a vulnerability in WhatsApp that could allow a stalker to work out when two contacts are communicating via the service.

He managed to exploit it by writing a Chrome extension requiring just four lines of Javascript …


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Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

Daily Kos - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:15


Energize An Ally Tuesday

Q: Who is Doug Jones?

A: The only person standing between Roy Moore and a seat in the United States Senate.

I could stop right there, post the donation link, and call it a day. That’s all it should take for every brain behind every pair of eyeballs to reach for the credit card and help stop lunatic Republican law-breaking Jesus freak Moore from winning the special senate election in Alabama on December 12th. But here’s a little bit more on Doug in the hopes that his background and issue positions might convince you to shake your piggy bank a little harder:

» Blue collar background: father and one grandfather steelworkers, other grandfather a coal miner.

» Former U.S. attorney, appointed by Bill Clinton.

» Believes health care is a right. Wants to improve the ACA, not destroy it. Religious beliefs should not thwart access to health care. Opposes the Hyde Amendment.

» Supports DACA and the DREAM Act.


» While Roy Moore was fantasizing about putting a Ten Commandments boulder in every courthouse in the country, Doug Jones was successfully prosecuting Ku Klux Klansmen Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. and Bobby Frank Cherry for their roles in the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. That alone warrants a senate seat, if not outright sainthood.

» Believes the federal government plays a strong role to “improve the infrastructure of the state while creating jobs and improving our standard of living.” When it comes to wages: gender parity today, gender parity tomorrow, gender parity forever.

» Equality under the law means equality for everyone.

» Voter suppression is un-American. Stop it.

» “I want to be perfectly clear: I believe in science.” Clean air, clean water; pro-Paris Climate Agreement; retraining and adequate health insurance for coal miners.

» Reduce sentencing disparities that see a disproportionate number of black and Latino Americans sentenced to prison.

Doug Jones is a solid Democrat who will do Alabama and our party proud.

doug-jones.jpg If Joe likes Doug, I like Doug.

And, again---I really can’t emphasize this enough---he is the only person who stands between Roy “Science is a hoax, gay people should be illegal, and the Bible should replace the Constitution” Moore and a seat in the United States Senate. Help Doug out by donating here. And everyone in Alabama who knows what an embarrassment Moore is: circle December 12 on your calendar and VOTE.

Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold...

Categories: Politics

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

Daily Kos - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:01

Hi. How was your Thanksgiving, Canadians?

We’ve got lots to catch up on. There’s Trump, Trump-Russia, Trump-North Korea, Trump-Iran, Tru… Oh, hold on. Someone’s playing the national anthem, so the post’s on hold. See you at 9:00!

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David Waldman is out, celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving, Indigenous Peoples Day, and Drive Out to the In-Laws and Help Fix Their Fridge Day. So what are we to do? Nothing! David simply couldn’t resist telling you about the latest news so he recorded a new real KITM to play fake live today. Listen up—if you don’t learn it, you won’t know it. David takes a long look into how Steve Bannon, Breitbart and Milo Yiannopoulos smuggled Nazi and White Nationalist ideas into the mainstream conversation. Paula Apynys continues her fascinating, informative, and useful series, now at Part 6:  “The Domestic Abuse Cycle: A Framework for Our Politics and a Path Forward”.

(Thanks to Scott Anderson for the show summary! Please help me pay him more!)

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Morning Digest: California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein announces she'll seek re-election

Daily Kos - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:01

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar.

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CA-Sen: On Monday, longtime Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein confirmed what had long appeared likely: She will seek another term after 25 years representing California in the Senate. The former San Francisco mayor became the state’s first woman senator following a 1992 special election, and she has easily won re-election ever since her last close call during the 1994 Republican midterm wave. However, at 84 years old, there had been ample speculation that Feinstein would call it quits this cycle, but she dashed those suspicions with her recent announcement.​

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​Although Feinstein hasn't had to seriously worry about a Republican opponent in a near quarter-century, an intra-party challenge from Democrats may be in the works. The incumbent is relatively within the party's mainstream at the national level, but she is a relative centrist compared to California's more progressive Democrats. That's been revealed as particularly true on national security issues and foreign policy over the course of her service as the the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate's Intelligence and Judiciary committees. She also voiced skepticism about single-payer health care proposals earlier this year.

As a consequence of Feinstein's relative moderation in this staunchly progressive state, signs of possible campaigns have begun to appear from a few California Democrats who may oppose Feinstein from the left. State Senate President Kevin de León refused to rule out running in early September, and he'll be looking for a new gig anyway, thanks to term limits forcing him out of his current office after 2018. Jonathan Martin at The New York Times reports that an unnamed party insider tells him that de León was set to “imminently” join the race and that Feinstein wanted to get ahead of his announcement with her own.

Wealthy financial entrepreneur Joseph Sanberg, who is active and well-connected in progressive political circles, has hired consultants and launched a new website, steps that could portend a statewide campaign. However, Sanberg has yet to publicly address whether he's interested in running.

Categories: Politics

Mike's Blog Round Up

Crooks and Liars - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:01
Mike's Blog Round Up

I'm writing this on Columbus Day and we learned this morning that President Stupid studied history. And now, on to some fresh links to have with your covfefe!

Egberto Willies wonders if Sen. Corker is building a case for a 25th Amendment remedy to our 45th problem.

If You Only News notes that Trump is building a better vocabulary.

Max's Dad gives us a timeline of the NFL's Greatest Fans, Pence and Mother.

Bonus Track: The Immoral Minority looks into another battle on Social Media: Bristol Palin's honor!

Round-up by Tengrain who blogs at Mock, Paper, Scissors. You can follow Tengrain on the Twitters, too. Send tips, requests, and suggestions to (with For MBRU in the subject line).

Categories: Politics

Video: hands-on with new Control Center changes and more in watchOS 4.1 beta 2

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:00

The initial watchOS 4.1 beta was released just under two weeks ago, and now we have beta 2. That first beta brought with it several new user facing features including updates to the Music app, and a new Radio app.

Beta 2 adds to those features, bringing cellular support to the Radio app, and the addition of the ESPN station.... Read the rest of this post here

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I Can Think Of Another Place Where Many Reporters Knew About Harassment And Said Nothing

Crooks and Liars - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:00
I Can Think Of Another Place Where Many Reporters Knew About Harassment And Said Nothing

In a much-praised article at The Weekly Standard, Lee Smith says he knows why the Harvey Weinstein story didn't break until now:

The real issue, as [New York magazine's Rebecca] Traister notes, was that “there were so many journalists on his payroll, working as consultants on movie projects, or as screenwriters, or for his magazine.” Traister is referring to Talk, the magazine Weinstein started at Miramax with Tina Brown. The catchword was “synergy”—magazine articles, turned into books, turned into movies, a supply chain of entertainment and information that was going to put these media titans in the middle of everything and make them all richer.

Traister and I worked at Talk together in the late ’90s. There were lots of talented journalists but it was still a mess. Outside of “synergy,” there was no idea driving the magazine, and Tina’s search for a vision was expensive. She spent lavishly on writers, art directors, photographers, and parties. Harvey got angry. Every time Tina went downtown to meet with him he screamed at her the whole time. He humiliated her. At least this was the story that went around the office every time she went down there, a story circulating through, and circulated by, several dozen journalists.

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This New Alzheimer’s Test Looks Beyond a Single Problem Gene

Wired Science - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:00
It calculates how more than two dozen genetic variants combine to increase or decrease your risk of developing Alzheimer's during your lifetime.
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Donald Trump swears he is not a moron, challenges secretary of state to IQ test

Daily Kos - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:52

He really can’t let anything go:

President Donald Trump is challenging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to “compare IQ tests” if Tillerson did indeed ever call Trump a “moron” as reported.

Trump tells Forbes magazine: “I think it’s fake news. But if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win.”

Two things here: One, the smart money would be on Tillerson in this challenge, and two, in the interest of accuracy, Tillerson allegedly called him a fucking moron, not just a moron.


Categories: Politics

Apple is working on a fix for a Reachability bug in iOS 11

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:47

Apple’s iOS 11 software includes a new Cover Sheet that combines notifications with your Lock screen wallpaper, but it currently clashes with Reachability, an accessibility feature that lets you reach the top of the screen by double-tapping the Home button.... Read the rest of this post here

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Twitter now supports Apple’s new emoji, but only iOS 11.1 beta 2 users can see them

9to5Mac - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:31

iOS 11.1 beta 2, released yesterday, includes hundreds of new emoji characters, and Twitter hasn’t wasted any time in supporting them …


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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Republicans need to do more than just complain about Trump

Daily Kos - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:31

We begin today’s roundup with Michelle Goldberg’s op-ed in The New York Times:

Now that Corker has done the country the immense favor of acknowledging the obvious, the key question is: What’s next? Corker, despite his culpability in helping to legitimate Trump during the presidential campaign and despite waiting until he’d announced his retirement to speak out, has behaved more patriotically than most of his quietly complicit colleagues. But as Trump continues to tweet threats at a war-ready North Korea, it is not enough to simply hope that the president’s minders can stop him from blowing up the world.

Corker, after all, is not a passive spectator; he’s the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 

Categories: Politics

Doing or Being . . .

The Daily Buddha - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:30

We live in a doing world. We judge ourselves and others and others judge us according to our doing. It is very easy to get caught up in the idea that – what you do is who you are. I would encourage you to question that learned belief.

Doing or Being?

Interesting enough, few pay much attention to being. Yet the quality of your being has the most powerful affect on your life and how you relate to others. Being in the presence of life and to others is an incredible gift. This being-ness often may go unnoticed but it’s always felt at an inner level. Being only happens right now, in each moment. Being brings with it a rich and wonderous supply of positive possibilities. Love, light, peace, joy and the opportunity to set yourself free, sit there waiting to be realized every moment you are being. Being is just being, no requirements or expectations. All is new, fresh, alive and potent.

Doing is what happens at work. Many of the day’s tasks are about doing. Doing is what you do out of requirement, habit, need, planning and even for fun.

In doing you set a course for life and pursue goals. This is a very sensible way to live. It can seem like doing is what your life is about.

Being has no goals. It simply is living in the now – the now that can be nothing else but the now.

So far so good, but lets take a deeper step. I want to suggest that in each moment you are fully present, you create a sacred space for your life to blossom. In this space you can blossom in a number of ways:

*  Your life can become a wonderful bouquet of aliveness, expression, consciousness, and love.

*  You can live joyously and peacefully as you meet and greet the world each day.

*  You can expand your heart’s expressions so you are filled with compassion for all beings.

*  You can bring a bright light wherever you go through your words, your thoughts and your actions.

Being is the doorway, the path and the golden moment. Yes, if you want you can toss lots of doing, but never at the cost of crowding out your being.

Be. Just be.

Peace and Love, Jim

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Tim Cook accepts that Apple may in future have to pay tax in countries where sales are made

9to5Mac - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:09

Tim Cook’s meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron might have been expected to be a lively one, with Macron arguing that Apple and other large companies need to pay tax in the countries where their products are sold, while Apple funnels all European sales through to Ireland, where it pays a very low rate of tax.

But a report on the meeting says that Cook now accepts that Macron’s argument is winning the day …


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