At least 76 police officers injured in clashes ahead of G20 summit
Police said the trouble involved around 1,000 people, but as many as 100,000 are expected to descend on the city to take part in protests during the two-day summit, which starts in earnest today.
Montreal weather: Summers will be hot as the equator by 2100, study suggests
For all the joys of summer in the city, Montrealers also have to contend with the smell of hot garbage and brushing up against sweaty commuters on the bus from June into September.
But if you think things are bad now, try sticking around for another 83 years.
This US City Won’t Let Students Graduate Until the Government Approves Their Plans
Beginning in 2020, Chicago high-school seniors will have to prove that they have a government-approved post-graduation plan in order to earn their diplomas.
Yep. Rather than allow its young people the freedom to approach their futures creatively, Chicago will force its students to choose from one of just five government-approved options: College attendance (note: verbal vows of attendance are not enough, students will need to present actual acceptance letters), a gap-year program, military service, a trade apprenticeship, or a job. According to Reason, the official description of the demand claims that the city is trying to raise $1 million for career-counseling efforts to help students make their decision.
This Silicon Valley company wants to ‘make better humans’ through biohacking
Michael Brandt has all the resume highlights that tech entrepreneurs dream of: Stanford grad, ex-Google employee and an Andreessen Horowitz backing for his startup.
He’s the co-founder of HVMN (allegedly pronounced “human”) — formerly Nootrobox — which sells subscriptions for monthly boxes of cognitive supplements. The company is also behind Go Cubes, “chewable coffee” bites sold at convenience stores to compete with products like 5-hour energy.
“We want to make better humans. We want to take technology and use it to help you as a system,” Brandt, the company’s co-founder and COO, told CNBC at his San Francisco office. “You have inputs. You have outputs like your productivity, your reaction time, your happiness even.”
NYT columnist claims Trump supporters are ‘idiots’ and bigots who should ‘admire’ elites
If you support President Donald Trump, then you’re a bigot and idiot, and you should admire the establishment elite who want to run every aspect of your life. That’s according to “never-Trump” New York Times op-ed writer Bret Stephens. On Wednesday, Breitbart‘s Tony Lee devoted a column to Stephens’s observation made on MSNBC — on Independence Day, yet.
Liberal Taliban Forces Oregon Tiki Bar Owner to Close Down Over ‘Cultural Appropriation’
he American Taliban is alive and well and running wild in Oregon.
The left coast state has been a bastion of anti-Trumpism and liberal lunacy that is only exceeded by its southern neighbor California.
In the latest dispatch of intolerance from the front lines of liberal occupied territory, the owner of a Tiki bar was harassed into having to close down after accusations of cultural appropriation and insensitivity were leveled at him by hostile leftist culture warriors.
The Hapuna Kahuna Tiki Bar & Kitchen in Corvallis was bullied out of business in a matter of two weeks.
Hackers targeting US nuclear facilities: report
Hackers have reportedly been breaking into computer networks of companies operating United States nuclear power stations, energy facilities and manufacturing plants, according to a new report by The New York Times.
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI issued a statement last week confirming that the attacks had been occurring since May.
Leading Climate Scientist Says Debating Scientific Theories Would Be ‘Un-American’
Way, way back in April 2017, scientists around the world participated in the ‘March for Science’ as a show of force and unity against an allegedly anti-science Trump administration. Their motto was “science not silence”: many wrote that mantra on pieces of duct tape and stuck it across their mouths.
March for Science organizers claimed that “the best way to ensure science will influence policy is to encourage people to appreciate and engage with science. That can only happen through education, communication, and ties of mutual respect between scientists and their communities — the paths of communication must go both ways.”
Evergreen profs asked to make ‘accommodations’ for protesters
While Evergreen State College students were protesting a professor for questioning a diversity event, the school’s provost asked professors to go easy on students who “have diverted time and energy from their academic work.”
Interim Provost Ken Tabbutt left specifics to the discretion of faculty members, but strongly suggested that they consider making “accommodations” for the “physical and emotional commitment” made by students.
Trudeau attends summit marked by widening Trump-Merkel rift
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived today in Hamburg for the G20 Summit, having already staked out firm positions on free trade, migration and climate change that are at odds with U.S. President Donald Trump.
All three issues top an ambitious agenda set by the summit’s host, German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“One shouldn’t expect any easy conversations in Hamburg,” Merkel said in address to the German parliament last week.
“Whoever believes that the world’s problems can be solved by isolationism and protectionism is mistaken,” she added in remarks clearly directed at Trump.
Trudeau can’t afford to be so blunt, especially given the interconnectedness of the Canadian and United States economies.