In my weekly segment on KCRW’s “Press Play” news program with host Madeleine Brand, we listen to Elon Musk wax poetic about artificial intelligence and whether life might be a dream–and his plans to send humans to Mars by 2025.
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan, cringing from the decision for days after it became clear who would win the party’s nomination, has finally endorsed Donald Trump’s bid to become U.S. President.
The Wisconsin Republican has voice reservations over Trump’s tone throughout the campaign and disagrees with him on many policy areas. Last month, he met with the likely GOP nominee and still withheld his endorsement. As recent as last week, he was still holding out.
But on Thursday he finally acquiesced. In a column in the Janesville Gazette, the Speaker wrote that the two “have more common ground than disagreement.” And despite never using the word “endorse” in the article, Ryan’s spokesman confirmed it was an official endorsement.
For Republicans, obedience or oblivion.
If you install “Coincidence Detector,” a Chrome plugin from Altrightmedia, then every time a Jewish-seeming name appears in your browser, it will be surrounded in (((triple parentheses))) (the extension also uses a crowdsourced list of known Jews to enfold their names in parenthetical hugs where they appear).
It’s always hard to plan for a fish meal around here, because it all depends on what the market has fresh. You can show up at the store with the best intentions of securing a thick halibut steak only to be disappointed with what clearly looks like it’s been sitting under the glass for a few days.
Fish is best fresh, there’s no way around it. The fresher the better! So, the best attitude to approach the fish section is, what looks best?
With whole fish, you can usually tell just by looking at the eyes—they should be clear, not foggy and sunken. With fillets, if the surface is dried out and tired looking, that’s not a good sign. The fillet should glisten, like it was just cut, and should smell fresh, not fishy.
Teacher JoAnne Bolser of Mobile, Alabama’s public Cranford Burns Middle School was put on leave last week after administering a math test with word problems about pimps, hos, cocaine dealing, drive-by shootings, gangmembers who “knocked up” multiple girls, and other delightful subjects. The questions included:
“Tyrone knocked up 4 girls in the gang. There are 20 girls in his gang. What is the exact percentage of girls Tyrone knocked up?”
“Pedro got 6 years for murder. He also got $10,000 for the hit. If his common-law wife spends $100 of his hit money per month, how much money will be left when he gets out?”
Dwayne pimps 3 ho’s. If the price is $85 per trick, how many tricks per day must each ho turn to support Dwayne’s $800 per day crack habit?
Kids in Bolser’s class texted photos of the quiz to their parents, sparking an investigation.
“The principal looked into it and then our school resource officer investigated it and then we immediately put the teacher on administrative leave,” said the school’s director of communications, Rena Philips.
Bolser was already planning to retire at the end of the school year this month.
The “Science Brothers,” based out of Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, were named the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Education and Outreach Advocate of the Quarter for third quarter, fiscal year 2016. …read more
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Franklin Parker visited Yale College’s Naval ROTC May 26 to speak with university and unit staff and to congratulate the newly-commissioned ensigns. …read more
The Department of the Navy is conducting a hiring and support summit at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, Florida June 1-2. …read more
Exposure to extremely loud noise can result in permanent hearing loss. Arguably no better example of this risk is the noise levels experienced by U.S. Navy pilots. …read more
Lt. William Dix, former legal officer of Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes concluded his involvement in a program which allowed him to serve his final six months on active duty by interning with local companies May 31. …read more
Representatives from the Bureau of Naval Personnel and Navy Personnel Command’s Fleet Engagement Team (FET) are scheduled to visit Japan June 6-14 to discuss the latest personnel policies and initiatives impacting Sailors and their families. …read more
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) completed the multinational search and rescue exercise Argonaut May 31. …read more
The U.S., Philippine, and Malaysian navies are scheduled to conduct a coordinated multilateral training activity in the Sulu Sea, June 4. …read more
Amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Tallinn, Estonia June 2. …read more
The keel of the future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) was ceremoniously laid at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard June 1. …read more
U.S. Fleet Forces Command’s “Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment” static exhibit was showcased during Fleet Week New York aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), in Manhattan, Times Square, the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, and New Jersey’s Liberty State Park. …read more
Members of the naval oceanography community and relatives of the “Father of Modern Oceanography” peered into the future of ocean surveying while paying homage to their history during a partnership celebration held alongside USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) in Pascagoula, Mississippi May 31. …read more