'You Don't Get Do-Overs'
"As a commander in chief and leader of the free world, you don't get do-overs. You need to be able to get it right the first time."
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." Plato
"As a commander in chief and leader of the free world, you don't get do-overs. You need to be able to get it right the first time."
summary - Researchers have discovered the fossil of a 305-million-year-old arachnid, which will help scientists to understand more about the early origins of modern-day spiders.
Just ask Purvi Patel, who is appealing a 30-year prison sentence for her conviction for feticide in Indiana. Prosecutors said she had ordered abortion pills online and charged her with feticide, which had been initially touted as a way to prosecute people who attack pregnant women.
Dr Olivia Kasirye, the county health officer, said that some of the Sacramento overdoses have been linked to a white oblong pill marked M367 on one side, resembling a generic version of the name-brand drugs Vicodin, Lortab and Norco, which contain hydrocodone. But the counterfeits showing up in Sacramento may actually be made of pure fentanyl.
Fentanyl can be 25-50 times more potent than heroin and 50-100 times stronger than morphine, Rettig said, making a small amount potentially lethal.
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton wrote in a Twitter post soon after the remarks emerged: “Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse. Horrific and telling."
...even as we have come to expect Donald Trump to say and be the absolute worst—to burrow beneath what previously seemed to be the garbage-strewn bottom—he continues to unashamedly dive to once unthinkable depths, outdistancing even the scavengers and bottom-feeders who preceded him.
The Dow is currently up 1.7% for the year after enduring steep losses in January. The S&P 500 has also notched a 1% gain.
Democratic pollster Celinda Lake said that even if those attacks don’t crush Trump in the primary, it could be difficult for him to hold female Republicans in a general election. “For women, Trump is like your worst date ever,” Lake said.
These aren't new or unfair rules created for Trump. But for someone who's an outsider, who doesn't like the system and is fueled by support from people who also don't thoroughly understand, like or accept the system, he thinks they're unfair.
summary - A new study finds that the Ice-Age diet -- a high-protein intake of large animals -- triggered physical changes in Neanderthals, namely a larger ribcage and a wider pelvis.
...Donald Trump sometimes takes up two or three contradictory policy positions in the same week or even the same interview.
The statement came as Trump stood by Corey Lewandowski, his embattled campaign manager, who was captured on tape forcibly grabbing a reporter for the right-wing website Breitbart after a press conference. Trump suggested that the reporter, who had been screened by the secret service in order to be allowed in the candidate’s vicinity, may have been carrying a bomb.
Welfare was the deciding factor in the ban. Frequently on long journeys to slaughter, horses were crammed tightly without food and water into trucks ill-equipped to haul horses great distances. Many were found fallen and trampled during transit, often resulting in terrible injuries including broken bones. Some died even before they reached the slaughter plants. Other studies linked slaughter plants to high local crime levels and environmental pollution.
He constantly berates George W. Bush for “destabilizing” the Middle East (which is correct) but it never occurs to him that the consequences of say, telling Japan and South Korea to go build their own nukes or putting NATO in mothballs because it costs too much money might just have the effect of “destabilizing” the entire planet.
The rally was inspired by Yellen, who said on Tuesday afternoon that the Fed would "proceed cautiously" with future monetary policy moves, which suggests a lack of appetite for an interest rate hike in April.
His policy ideas, such as they can be divined, show a man with no political center who has given the hardest problems facing the nation no more than a passing glance.
The main reason Reagan came back to beat President Jimmy Carter in 1980 was that Carter was very unpopular.
This year, the opposite is happening. Obama’s approval rating, 53 percent according to Gallup, is the highest it has been in more than two years.
"Mr. Lewandowski is absolutely innocent of this charge," Trump said in a statement. "He will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court. He is completely confident that he will be exonerated."
summary - Scientists have observed an exoplanet by the name of HD 80606 b. This planet is about the size of Jupiter, though four times as massive, and resides in a system 190 light years from Earth, in the constellation Ursa Major.
In these first years of the 21st century, we may be witnessing a new world being born inside the hollowed-out shell of the American system. As yet, though we live with this reality every day, we evidently just can’t bear to recognize it for what it might be.
The White House is committing $116m to support treatment, with nine actions that include expanding access to care and drugs for combatting overdoses. It also proposed $7m in US justice department funding to increase community policing.
Arctic temperatures this winter were up to 15 degrees higher than average, according to NASA.
And their concerns are always the same: They believe they are personally getting screwed because immigrants and welfare queens and gays and feminists and foreigners are all taking what they aren’t entitled to and America is weaker and less significant because of it.
Investors are also looking ahead to a major speech from Fed chair Janet Yellen, who is scheduled to appear at the Economic Club of New York at 11:30 a.m. ET.
summary - New research indicates that curcumin -- a substance in turmeric that is best known as one of the main components of curry powder -- may help fight drug-resistant tuberculosis.
But experts give Cruz an early edge, thanks to his extensive grassroots network and (in comparison to Trump) closer ties with party leaders, who often have an outsized role in the selection process.
Indian Point’s two working reactors opened in the early 1970s and have had a lot of people worried for a long time. Five years ago the New York Times wondered if it was "America’s Fukushima"...
“It upsets people’s sense of equilibrium about our steadiness, about our reliability,” Kerry said. “And to some degree I must say to you, some of the questions, the way they’re posed to me, it’s clear to me that what’s happening is an embarrassment to our country.”
“Those are the motivating risks, the local ones,” Wilson said. “The ones happening now, to me, in my geographic location.”
Unlike the liar, who hides things about himself in an attempt to lead us away from a correct apprehension of reality, the bullshitter hides that “the truth-values of his statements are of no central interest to him.” In other words, bullshitter doesn’t care about what the truth is. He just talks as it suits his purposes.
Crude oil futures are rising to trade around $40 per barrel, bouncing back from last week's slide.
European markets are all closed Monday.
summary - A new study found that sitting for more than three hours per day is responsible for 3.8 percent of all-cause mortality deaths. Investigators also estimate that reducing sitting time to less than three hours per day would increase life expectancy by an average of 0.2 years.
The “Vote Trump, Get Dumped” movement invites women opposed to Trump to “Join us by wielding your influence.”
“Until Trump is defeated, we don’t date, sleep with, or canoodle with Trump supporters,” a manifesto on its website reads.
They also spoke about fears the #nevertrump movement would use “riffraff” to steal delegates and were uncertain about what to do next to help secure the GOP nomination for Trump.
“Unless a problem becomes a crisis, most Americans don’t want to talk or think about it. The only way our country deals with problems is when they become absolutely critical, that’s the way the government is set up. Everything gets blocked otherwise."
Coral bleaching is a process by which coral expels living algae, causing it to calcify. Coral can only survive within a narrow band of ocean temperature.
2. Katrina Pierson
If there’s anyone who best embodies the numerous contradictions that make up Trump’s political ideology, it’s his national spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson. A former Ted Cruz-supporter-turned Trumpian, Pierson displays the same naked opportunism that has propelled Trump to his current frontrunner status.
The more a region remained in the “old economy,” with most jobs in agriculture, construction, trade or manufacturing, the more likely it would be to vote for Trump, the analysts found. The same could be said for the proportion of adults who are unemployed or have stopped looking for work.
summary - Like humans, fruit flies sleep at night, caffeine affects their sleep, and if they get a lousy night's sleep it can affect their memory performance. But what can they tell us about the connection between sleep deprivation and metabolic disorders like diabetes and obesity? A lot, according to a new study that is the first to identify that a conserved gene -- translin -- works as a modulator of sleep in response to metabolic changes.
That front includes protesters and organizers from key progressive blocs, including feminists, Iraq War Veterans, Jewish and Muslim groups, those in the immigrant rights and Latino movement, Black Lives Matter and a wide conglomeration of white progressives. National organizations among that spectrum are actively providing training, logistical support and network building to local counterparts and affiliates.
Even some of Trump’s detractors concede he is well-positioned to win even a contested convention.
The minister confirmed that the arrested suspect was of French nationality and belonged to a terrorist network. The suspect had been under surveillance by police for several months. The police operation took place at Boulevard General Delambre.
“With all of the stupid things he has said about Mexicans, I thought people would like to see him burning as Judas..."
In February, Harvard researchers published an explosive paper in Geophysical Research Letters. Using satellite data and ground observations, they concluded that the nation as a whole is leaking methane in massive quantities. Between 2002 and 2014, the data showed that US methane emissions increased by more than 30 percent, accounting for 30 to 60 percent of an enormous spike in methane in the entire planet’s atmosphere.
Undoubtedly, neither Trump nor Cruz cares about the details of all this, since the point is to arouse deep fears of loss and visceral betrayal in the white working class voters they want to attract.
"It's not easy to tick me off. I don't get angry often," Cruz told reporters while campaigning in Wisconsin. "But you mess with my wife, you mess with my kids, that'll do it every time. Donald you are a sniveling coward and leave Heidi the hell alone."
Here's one of the biggest strengths Donald Trump has going for him: His voters decide, and they stay decided.
summary - Individuals with a psychiatric disorder involving recurrent bouts of extreme, impulsive anger -- road rage, for example -- are more than twice as likely to have been exposed to a common parasite than healthy individuals with no psychiatric diagnosis. In a study involving 358 adult subjects, researchers found that toxoplasmosis, a relatively harmless parasitic infection carried by an estimated 30 percent of all humans, is associated with intermittent explosive disorder and increased aggression.
Soon afterwards, one of the men, heavily built Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, 29, who had been carrying explosive material in his bag, blew himself up at the airport terminal alongside a second as yet unidentified bomber who also died. The third man dressed in a light jacket, hat and glasses, whose luggage contained the biggest bomb, is thought to have left his bag and ran out of the terminal before the explosions. His bag was later blown up, causing no casualties, by police bomb disposal teams in a controlled explosion. He is still on the run.
But they were more cannon fodder than senior figures. Once they had performed their services in Paris, they were considered expendable. That is how Isis works in terms of human resources.
An estimated three out of four jobs globally are dependent on water, meaning that shortages and lack of access are likely to limit economic growth in the coming decades, the United Nations said.
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Mining companies are taking a beating as commodity prices drop and the U.S. dollar strengthens.Reuters: U.S. jobless claims rise; revisions show stronger labor market
...it suggests that the idea that Trump has opposition to his candidacy as deeply rooted as the support he's enjoyed in the primaries isn't far off-base.
But should Trump fail to accrue the necessary 1,237 delegates, 54 percent of those polled said the party should back Trump for the nomination anyway. More than a third said the delegates should nominate another person, and 7 percent were unsure.
Ruth Albert, a 65-year-old retired postal worker whom I met outside a Trump event in Exeter, N.H., in February, told me that Trump’s immigration policy was a big reason she was attracted to him. “Why should people sneak in?” she said. Albert herself is a descendant of Josiah Bartlett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and lives in the family’s ancestral home.
summary - More cities than previously assumed could soon grapple with the Zika virus if two species of mosquitos are found to be equally effective carriers of the disease, a disease ecologist and his colleagues argue.
Lyin' Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin' Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!
About 70 percent of the shoreline from Virginia to Maine could evolve naturally to meet hastening rises in sea levels, the scientists concluded, slowing the losses of land that have been projected by other research.
Traders will also be watching for some key pieces of economic data. The U.S. Census Bureau is reporting February new home sales at 10 a.m. ET. And the U.S. government releases its weekly crude oil inventory data at 10:30 a.m.
"Donald Trump right now is validating the cartoonish view that they tell their operatives…that America is a racist nation, xenophobic, anti-Muslim, and that that's why you must carry out terrorist attacks against them…It's irresponsible and it needs to stop."
"What is a Muslim neighborhood? How many Muslims have to be in a neighborhood before it becomes worthy of checking papers and kicking in the doors of homes and businesses?" Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for CAIR, told NBC News. "What constitutes a Muslim neighborhood?"
Donald Trump Speaks With Himself For Foreign Policy Advice
summary - Only 2.7 percent of the US adult population achieves all four of some basic behavioral characteristics that researchers say would constitute a 'healthy lifestyle' and help protect against cardiovascular disease, a recent study concluded.
Clinton maintains a 53 percent level of support from registered Democrats and Democratic-leaners. Sanders holds 41 percent support.
The confirmed deathtoll from both attacks now stands at 34.
Maggie de Block, the Belgian health minister, said 14 people died and 81 were injured in the airport explosions.
The Belgian metro authority, STIB-MIVB, and emergency services said 20 people were killed in the Maelbeek metro blast. STIB-MIVB said a further 55 people were injured, including 10 criticall
Brussels is the de-facto capital of the European Union. Many European institutions and international companies are based there. The airport is closed, and train and subway services have been suspended.
The way I see it, it’s our job to make sure @realDonaldTrump ends this campaign every bit the loser that he started it.ABC News: Elizabeth Warren Slams Donald Trump as a 'Loser' and 'Serious Threat' in Twitter Tirade
“The fact of the matter is that his path in the Midwest/Rustbelt is very, very difficult no matter how you look at it.”
summary - By temporarily inactivating a part of the brain involved in impulse-control, neuroscientists have discovered compelling evidence that we're hardwired for altruism. The discovery suggests possible avenues for treating the empathically challenged.
She (Goldwater's wife Susan Goldwater) plans to vote for Hillary Clinton and, she continued, a lot of her friends from the Goldwater era are too. They think the Republican field has come unhinged and drifted hard-right, and, yes, she knows that’s what they used to say about her late husband, the so-called father of modern conservatism.
George Stephanopoulos then asked the candidate to clarify whether he was blaming the protesters for violent acts instead of the supporters who had punched and kicked them.
“I’m saying this,” Trump said. “These are professional agitators, and I think that somebody should say that when a road is blocked going into the event so that people have to wait sometimes hours to get in, I think that’s very fair, and they should be blamed there, too.”
“We believe there should be a full vote,” Reid told NBC. “[McConnell] is marching his senators over a cliff and I don’t think they’re going to go. The facade is cracking and I think were going to get a breakthrough.”
Hundreds of tourists have been bumped outside the city, and even the Rolling Stones, who initially wanted Revolution Square for their concert venue on Friday, had to work their date around the president’s arrival, which coincides with his daughters’ spring break.
To wit: Available statistics show Texas leading the nation, with 49,197 students being paddled at least once during the 2008-09 academic year...
Sherwin-Williams (SHW) announced on Sunday it was buying Valspar (VAL) for $113 per share in cash.
Mr. Kristol, a leading critic of Mr. Trump, said in an interview that he believed it was not too late to put forward a viable independent candidacy. “I think the ballot access question is manageable,” he said. “The big question is, who’s the candidate?” ...Rick Perry...
Analysis of primary election results so far shows that counties with high white mortality rates are also likely to vote Trump.
...turnout is an indication of the competitiveness of a primary contest, not of what will happen in the general election. The GOP presidential primary is more competitive than the Democratic race.
The baby had been born with an underdeveloped brain, a condition known as microcephaly, which health experts suspect is linked to the virus.
"We're coming together to stand up against the hate and the violence that Donald Trump is inciting towards our people..."
summary - Could an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise be making you age faster? Researchers believe there is a link between these modifiable lifestyle factors and the biological processes of aging. In a recent study, researchers demonstrated that a poor diet and lack of exercise accelerated the onset of cellular senescence and, in turn, age-related conditions in mice.
5. Force Trump to spend as much as five minutes with one of his own supporters.
According to the governor, one of those killed was the suicide bomber, and three of those injured were in critical condition.
Sixty-four percent of U.S. adults say they are worried a "great deal" or "fair amount" about global warming, up from 55% at this time last year and the highest reading since 2008.
Donald Trump is epically unprepared to be president. He has no realistic policies, no advisers, no capacity to learn. His vast narcissism makes him a closed fortress. He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know and he’s uninterested in finding out. He insults the office Abraham Lincoln once occupied by running for it with less preparation than most of us would undertake to buy a sofa.
Over the last six presidential elections, Democrats have won 16 states every time for a total of 242 electoral votes out of the 270 needed to win. In those same six elections, Republican presidential candidates carried 13 states for 103 electoral votes. Here’s another way to look at it: The last time a Republican presidential candidate won with enough votes to be declared the winner on Election Night was 1988.
summary - New research shows that common painkillers (NSAIDs) have more side effects than we think, and that they should be used with great care in patients with heart disease. NSAIDs are among the most sold medicines in the world.
The bombing last October of the MSF hospital in Kunduz – which came as Nato-backed Afghan forces clashed with insurgents for control of the northern provincial capital – left 42 people dead. The US military carried out an investigation and blamed human error.
According to NOAA, February was 2.18°F (1.21°C) above the 20th century average. NASA had slightly higher numbers, putting the month 2.43°F (1.35°C) warmer than average.
1. Frank Gaffney is a renowned conspiracy theorist and anti-Muslim activist whose extremist think tank, the Center for Security Policy, produced the shoddy research behind Donald Trump’s infamous proposed ban on non-American Muslim from entering the United States.
The rebound has been driven by a spike in oil and fading fears of a recession in the U.S. Oil has bounced more than 50% off its low to trade around $40 a barrel and the U.S. economy continues to grow, despite the global slowdown.