How the President of Trinity University Philosophical Society Rectified an Error On 14 July 2018, I was informed by Sorcha Ryder, President of the Trinity University Philosophical Society (Dublin), that I was “chosen to receive the Honorary Patronage of the University Philosophical Society” and that I had “topped the lists of elected Patrons voted on by Fellows, Staff and Students of the College.”
Facial Recognition and Social Media’s ‘10 Year Challenge’ (Dan)Need another reason to question putting personal information and photos on social media? Read this.
Nasty or Frugal? Key Democrats Out to Stop House Members From Living in Offices (Reader Steve)
EPA Pollution Cases at 30-Year Low, Data Shows (Reader Steve)
Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism (Tom)
Study: US Aquifers Have Much Less Water Than Previously Thought (Chris)
Tulsi Gabbard Is Not Your Friend (Russ)ICYMI from Jacobin: “Tulsi Gabbard is hailed as a progressive champion. But her views on Islam and support for far-right leaders suggest otherwise.”
This 1958 TV Episode Is About a Con Man Named Trump Selling a Wall to Hysterical Townspeople (Reader Jill)
Another Employee of China’s Huawei Is Arrested (Dan)
Brazil’s Bolsonaro Makes His Impact (Dan)
Home Items Are Getting Smarter and Creepier, Like It or Not (Reader Steve)
Age Discrimination Is More Common Than You Think. Why Aren’t We Doing Anything About It? (Reader Steve)
CIA Chief Pushes for More Spies Abroad; Surveillance Makes That Harder (Russ)
At the Peak of the Holocaust, Nazis Murdered More Than 14,000 Jews a Day, Scholar Says (Reader Steve)The author writes, “In the ledger of evils perpetrated by humans, Operation Reinhard holds a special place.”
Bolsonaro Says Brazil May Host US Base, Calls Trump ‘Most Powerful Man in the World’ (Jimmy)
Isaac Asimov’s Predictions for 2019, 35 Years Ago (Russ)
How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually. (Gerry)
Economic Struggle in Japan, Out of the Limelight (Russ)
How the Son of Immigrants Quit Wall Street to Feed the Hungry (Russ)From Politico: “A small non-profit is saving high-quality leftover food before it gets thrown away and diverting it to needy New Yorkers.”
Why It’s Hard to Escape Amazon’s Long Reach (Gerry)
As 2018 draws to a close, we want to highlight a few of the hundreds of articles WhoWhatWhy published throughout the year. While we are proud of all our stories, there are some that we think are particularly deserving of another look. And don’t worry if you feel that our podcasts and cartoons are underrepresented or that stories on election integrity are missing. We will have separate lists for them in the coming days.
I think the BDS and its controversies have pushed Israel lobby hands to do something that has divided further American jews on the question of Israel.
A look at the comment section gives a feel that AIPAC and their agents have shot themselves in the foot using U.S. lawmakers.
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On 37th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 72 Civilians, including 11 Children, 1 Woman and 2 Paramedics Ref: 129/2018 Date: 07 December 2018 Time: 17:00 GMT