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Explanation for the CBS reporter showing handcuffs while talking about the polls in North Carolina

You are going to love this.

Our story was not about - and made no reference to - any investigation, criminality or possible prosecution of either Presidential candidate. It was a story about the neck and neck closeness of the candidates in current polling - the prop meant to denote the discomfort of these bitter rivals locked side by side in the polls. We should have better explained, more so, used a better prop. We regret the confusion.


Liberal Media - Really??


Comey updates Congress on Clinton emails
Polarizing FBI director explains more on the Clinton email probe and what the agency found in recently revealed emails


Even the Fox News headline is more detailed about the FBI decision

FBI'S DECISION STANDS: Comey says Clinton email review finished, guidance not to prosecute remains

Exclusive: Thousands of churches will broadcast this last-minute appeal from Mike Pence on Sunday


According to the IRS, in order “to remain tax exempt under section 501(c)(3), leaders cannot make partisan comments in official organization publications or at official functions of the organization.”

The Republican ticket and the churches that play the video appear to be safe from any threat of losing their tax status, though, as long as the church itself does not endorse the comments made by Pence. Based on the tax code, it seems the video falls under a provision for providing a forum for the candidates which “is not, in and of itself, prohibited political activity.”

On face value, the video doesn’t even violate the summary of the law from the Freedom from Religion Foundation, an advocacy group against church political activity, which agues churches cannot actively campaign for any candidate.

Game of Thrones author backs Clinton and explains how her attack ads are different


Says Martin, “In my lifetime, there has never been a presidential candidate more unfit to lead this nation.” To emphasize the point, Martin compares the relentless attack ads of both candidates, noting how Trump campaign commercials are standard political hackery 101. Unflattering images (often black and white), ominous music, headlines taken out of context, and a grim narrator throwing around words like “criminal,” “liar,” and “pervert” (the latter being a classic example of the new gutter of American politics that the Republican nominee has dragged us into in 2016).

But Martin notes that Hillary Clinton’s attack ads on Trump are strikingly different.

“Clinton’s ads are something else,” writes Martin. “Very different, and—to my mind—much more truthful. The star of all the Clinton ads is Donald J. Trump. There are no deliberately unflattering photographs, however. Nothing in black and white. Just video clips, full color, professional footage from news cameras at his rallies, interviews, television appearances. There’s no name-calling either. Clinton doesn’t need to label Trump as ‘crooked’ or ‘a liar,’ or link him with ‘perverts.’ Clinton’s ads just show Trump being Trump.

Trinity Gay, daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay, dies after shooting at Lexington restaurant


Poor young woman and her family

Speaker Ryan: ‘I am sickened’ by Trump’s comments

“I am sickened by what I heard today,” Mr. Ryan said in a statement. “Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified.”

This quote shows that Ryan does not get it either. Women are to be treated with respect. Not championed and revered. At least that is how I see it. I think the statement reflects a crappy paternalistic attitude.

DOJ request for ADA compliance for MOOC Berkeley courses

The University of California, Berkeley, has announced that it may eliminate free online content rather than comply with a U.S. Justice Department order that it make the content accessible to those with disabilities.
The content in question is all free and is for the general public to use. "The department’s findings do not implicate the accessibility of educational opportunities provided to our enrolled students," said a statement on the situation by Cathy Koshland, vice chancellor for undergraduate education.
While the university has not made a final decision, she said, it may not be able to afford complying with the Justice Department's recommendations on how to make the online material accessible.

I really enjoy these courses. A number of other universities are also offering such courses. I would hate to see them go away.

I was wondering what are the thoughts of those on this board.

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