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Want to visit US? Give us your passswords

Wednesday 5th of April 2017 02:45:02 PM

Visitors to the U.S. could be forced to provide cellphone contacts and social-media passwords and answer questions about their ideology, according to Trump administration officials, measures that could intrude into the lives of millions of foreigners. (WSJ)

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Trump kills Internet privacy of US citizens, including his voters

Wednesday 5th of April 2017 02:23:47 PM

President Donald Trump signed a resolution on Monday that officially repeals Obama-era broadband privacy rules. The Obama-era rules would have required broadband and wireless companies to get your permission before sharing sensitive information about you, such as the websites you visit, the apps you use or even your location. (CNET)

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Low approval will drive Trump to resign before he is impeached

Wednesday 5th of April 2017 02:07:39 PM

Trump is only surviving because his base is still with him. As soon as his base recognizes that they are not going to get what he promised on the campaign trail, they will eventually stop supporting him, and his approval ratings will sink to an unprecedented low. I predict that will be the time when he will resign. He must know that the campaign to impeach him has already begun. (The Hill)

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Trump Pulls Back Obama-Era Protections For Women Workers

Wednesday 5th of April 2017 12:02:39 PM

With little notice, President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order that advocates say rolls back hard-fought victories for women in the workplace. On March 27, Trump revoked the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order then-President Barack Obama put in place to ensure that companies with federal contracts comply with 14 labor and civil rights laws. The Fair Pay order was put in place after a 2010 Government Accountability Office investigation showed that companies with rampant violations were being awarded millions in federal contracts. (NBCNEWS)

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Harvard students form ‘Dumbledore’s Army’ to fight against Trump agenda

Wednesday 5th of April 2017 02:46:25 AM

A group of students at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government has reportedly launched a “Resistance School” to fight back against President Trump’s agenda. The “school” is a free four-week online course “that will sharpen the tools we need to fight back at the federal, state, and local levels,” according to the group’s website, as first reported by the Boston Globe. (The Hill)

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Court rules Civil Rights law protects LGBT employees from discrimination

Wednesday 5th of April 2017 02:38:17 AM

A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from discrimination in the workplace. It’s the first such ruling from a federal appellate court, likely setting up a battle before the Supreme Court, the Associated Press reported. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling comes three weeks after a three-judge panel in Atlanta had an opposite ruling. (The Hill)

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‘Nuclear’ cloud looms over Trump agenda

Wednesday 5th of April 2017 02:35:12 AM

Senators in both parties predict blowing up the Senate’s rules to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will inflict serious damage on the institution. Democrats are mulling whether to employ the same retaliatory tactics that Republicans used in 2013 after Democrats triggered the “nuclear option” to prevent the GOP from filibustering President Obama’s executive branch and judicial nominees. (The Hill)

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Democrats secure enough votes to block Gorsuch, setting stage for ‘nuclear’ option

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 08:14:34 PM

Senate Democrats secured enough votes Monday to filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, making it all but certain that Republicans will change the rules of the chamber to ensure his confirmation later this week. (Washington Post)

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Above the law: Trump violating rules

Monday 3rd of April 2017 10:37:54 PM

This page tracks how Trump and his family may be violating many rules.

Apr 3, 2017 // White House violated protocol by confirming Jared Kushner’s trip before he landed in Iraq (Washington Post): Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is in Iraq as a White House envoy in a further expansion of his role as shadow diplomat. In a breach of protocol, senior White House officials confirmed reports of Kushner’s trip before he had landed in Iraq, raising security concerns from the Pentagon. U.S. military officials typically provide information about trips made by senior officials under the condition that media not report them until the official already has landed in a country, and declined to confirm Dunford and Kushner’s trip until they arrived in Iraq on Monday.

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Conflict of Interest

Sunday 2nd of April 2017 03:16:31 PM

This page chronicles how the Trump family is in-charge of our government and how there are numerous conflict of interests:

Apr 2, 2017 // China Learns How to Get Trump’s Ear: Through Jared Kushner (NTY): The Chinese ambassador, Cui Tiankai, has established a busy back channel to Mr. Kushner, according to several officials briefed on the relationship. The two men agreed on the club, Mar-a-Lago, as the site for the meeting, and the ambassador even sent Mr. Kushner drafts of a joint statement that China and the United States could issue afterward.

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Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn didn’t disclose payments from Russian companies

Saturday 1st of April 2017 07:30:31 PM

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, failed to disclose payments from a Russian television network and a second firm linked to Russia in a February financial disclosure form, according to documents released by the White House on Saturday. (Business Insider)

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Trump Russia Saga

Saturday 1st of April 2017 01:23:15 AM

This page chronicles the entire Russia Trump investigation saga on single page, in ascending order.

Apr 1, 2017// Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn didn’t disclose payments from Russian companies (Business Insider)Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, failed to disclose payments from a Russian television network and a second firm linked to Russia in a February financial disclosure form, according to documents released by the White House on Saturday.

March 31, 2017// Trump walks out before signing executive orders (CNN) President Donald Trump walked out of an executive order signing ceremony Friday — without actually signing the orders. During the signing ceremony, White House pool reporters asked Trump questions about his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who has offered to testify on Russian involvement in the US election in return for immunity from prosecution. The President ignored the questions and moved to another room, only to be chased by Vice President Mike Pence, who picked up the folders containing the two executive orders.

March 31, 2017// Trump: ex-adviser Flynn should seek immunity in Russia probe (Reuters) U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday backed a decision by his former national security adviser to seek immunity in congressional investigations of possible ties between his election campaign and Russia, but there was no immediate sign a request would be granted.

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Sean Spicer: Trump wants Michael Flynn to testify in Russia investigations

Friday 31st of March 2017 08:13:41 PM

Looks like Trump & the team has “acid washed or bleached” all traces and evidences!

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday that President Donald Trump wants his former national security adviser to testify in investigations into possible ties between Trump’s associates and Russia.

(Business Insider)

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Senate votes to eliminate Obama-era retirement rule

Friday 31st of March 2017 07:56:19 PM

No one hates common Americans more than Republicans:

A resolution eliminating an Obama-era regulation aimed at boosting retirement accounts for low-income workers is headed to President Trump’s desk after a Senate vote on Thursday.

Senators by a 50-49 margin approved the House-passed resolution, which rolls back a rule meant to encourage a state’s “political subdivisions,” like cities and counties, to create retirement plans for private-sector workers whose employers do not offer their own retirement plans. (The Hill)

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Trump walks out before signing executive orders

Friday 31st of March 2017 07:54:08 PM

President Donald Trump walked out of an executive order signing ceremony Friday — without actually signing the orders. During the signing ceremony, White House pool reporters asked Trump questions about his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who has offered to testify on Russian involvement in the US election in return for immunity from prosecution. The President ignored the questions and moved to another room, only to be chased by Vice President Mike Pence, who picked up the folders containing the two executive orders. (CNN)

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Trump: ex-adviser Flynn should seek immunity in Russia probe

Friday 31st of March 2017 04:00:18 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday backed a decision by his former national security adviser to seek immunity in congressional investigations of possible ties between his election campaign and Russia, but there was no immediate sign a request would be granted.(Reuters)

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Michael Flynn’s Immunity Request Rejected By Senate Intelligence Committee

Friday 31st of March 2017 03:40:31 PM

Republicans probably don’t want him to testify. Not fish at all!

The Senate Intelligence Committee turned down the request by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s lawyer for a grant of immunity in exchange for his testimony, a senior congressional official with direct knowledge told NBC News. (NBCNEWS)

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Flynn in 2016: When you are ‘given immunity’ that probably means you committed a crime

Friday 31st of March 2017 03:34:06 PM

Former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn, who is in discussions with lawmakers to receive immunity in exchange for questioning about potential ties between Russia and officials in President Trump’s campaign, once said being “given immunity” mean “you probably committed a crime.” (Fox News)

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Mike Flynn Offers to Testify in Exchange for Immunity

Thursday 30th of March 2017 10:49:49 PM

Mike Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, has told the Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional officials investigating the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for a grant of immunity from prosecution, according to officials with knowledge of the matter.(WSJ)

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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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