BREAKING: Judicial Watch filed a FOIA lawsuit against the State Department seeking any & all records regarding the Obama State Department’s facilitation of Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s attendance at the 2016 Republican National Convention. (1/7) jwatch.us/qBjDMD
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the DOJ & FBI investigation of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia after reports emerged of his conversing with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on this and another occasion. (2/7) jwatch.us/qBjDMD
The Obama State Department funded & made arrangements for foreign ambassadors to attend the RNC. Obama’s State Department also helped set up a separate event in 2016, titled “Global Partners in Diplomacy”, where Sessions & Kislyak reportedly spoke. (3/7) jwatch.us/qBjDMD
For the past little while, I've been working on a piece about Toronto's relationship to the alt-right, especially the "manosphere." Unfortunately that research has become relevant. I'm going to share as much as I can here for people who may not be familiar with these movements.
"Incel" refers to "involuntary celibate," essentially meaning that a person can't get laid because of their looks/personality. The incels make up one segment of the broader "manosphere", a collection of online masculinist communities that interplay with one another.
"Incel" was a term actually coined by a queer Toronto woman in the 90s to give a name to how she was feeling at the time. It morphed into something horrific. "I can't uninvent this word, nor restrict it to the nicer people who need it." elle.com/culture/news/a…
It's always fun when I speak to founders and potential founders and they are quick to tell me how they want to use AI/ML to improve customer retention and improve LTV. Truth is, they don't even need ML. A properly written SQL is what you need.
In a former life, I used to write SQL to extract customer of the week. Basically, select from orders table where basket size is the biggest. We will then email a nice thank you note to this customer and attach a small coupon/voucher....
...Guess what? 99% of these people became repeat customers. We never needed ML. We just wrote a simple SQL and got this information. We did the same thing for customers who last shopped 3 or so months ago....
When you're leaving a big company to interview at a startup, there are some hidden questions you might not know to ask.
Not all startup jobs are created equal; without the right info, you could make a bad choice.
Here are 4 questions you should ask in a startup interview loop:
1) How much money does the company have in the bank?
OK, yes: this sounds super crass... an embarrassingly direct question. But it is also incredibly crucial, because without this info, you have no idea what kind of situation you are potentially walking into.
You would never ask this question at a megacorp because, well, the answer is usually "infinite money." The cash position of a public company is also usually freely available. Besides, you probably wouldn't be talking to someone who could give you a direct answer anyway! 🤑
Gather around ye, to understand why the recent news around "Secret Science" or the EPA's refusal to use studies that in essence don't publicly disclose a subject's medical history is essentially throwing out most good studies /1
The first thing you have to understand, in essence, is that redaction is bullshit. There are MIT researchers who can figure out who you are based on three points of data. /2
In my latest, I explain the colossal mess that is #FanCon, why it is so tragic to the Blerd and Nerd Communities, and how all of the people involved--who we trusted--used the spirit of community to rob us and leave us high and dry.
THREAD: Closing arguments have wrapped for #BillCosby’s retrial. Over the years, nearly 60 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, but this retrial hasn't received a lot of attention. Here’s what you need to know about Cosby’s predatory behavior and the retrial:
Bill Cosby is facing three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Last year, the first trial against Cosby ended in a mistrial because jurors couldn't come to a unanimous verdict on any of the three charges. usatoday.com/story/life/peo…#MeToo
The woman at the center of the retrial is former Temple University employee Andrea Constand—she accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2004. Constand sued Cosby in 2005 and received a settlement, but came forward again in 2015. nytimes.com/2018/04/13/art…#MeToo
Let's talk about the inefficacy of indoctrinating shame into people.
Both of my kids have "sneaky" behaviors. Every person does, some of us are just not looking to "catch" someone in the act.
I "caught" my 15 year old sexting at 12
I "catch" my 7 year old sneaking food
If you tell someone you love them, but cannot take a moment to lovingly assess your loved ones behavioral patterns, and make logical conclusions as to what the future will likely bring, and also compare your behaviors and mistakes w theirs
How can you possibly call that love?
I could absolutely shame and degrade my children for being sneaky.
But what would that create in them?
let's look at me and my 3 brothers as hypotheticals.
4 incredibly different humans, the same Morally Superior Hyper Critical Domineering "severe" Spiritual Leader Mother
I used to read @JoyAnnReid's old blog. I never saw any content like what is being attributed to her now. In 2012 she took Greenwald to task in the notorious "Obama could rape a nun on live TV" fracas with @AngryBlackLady.
That's one of many interactions she had over the years that sent people scurrying to find something -- anything -- to use against her. I find it dubious that such content could sit there all this time without detection.
(1) I like & respect Adm Ronny Jackson & wish he'd never been nominated for VA Sec. He could have stayed in his current role with the same level of reputation he had in January 2018 and served for many more years. I think his rep has been irreparably damaged.
(2) The career fate of Adm Jackson is far less important atm than the historic French state visit and the foreign & domestic policy challenges with which we must grapple. Clearly, Democrats planned this as the latest in their desperate, lame attacks on this Presidency & voters.
(3) It reflects badly on the President and his team. The damage is recoverable, but it wasn't necessary in the first place. I still do not accept that any missteps so far have been significant enough to reduce my ability to trust & support POTUS. They are minor.
1. Tom Perez initiated a lawsuit against Wikileaks, Donald Trump and Russia. Tom Perez excels at combining the laughable with the pathetic. One look at him speaking is enough to convince you of his rare ability.
2. WikiLeaks: without them the extent of the depravity that we know regarding Hillary, Obama and the entirety of the DNC machinery would be unknown. And I suspect we are only scratching the surface with what we know.
3. Isn't it ironic that the same Democratic party that's so vehemently touts freedom of the press will do everything in its power to suppress reportage that shows that true colors?