Thursday, June 15, 2017

Watts Reels and Turkey's fake fact-checkers attack the truth

The Russians are coming on Mr Jones ...

Secret Service Laboratory Evidence and Information Management System May 2017

DHS/USSS-001 Criminal Investigation Information SORN
DHS/USSS/PIA-018 Laboratory Evidence and Information Management System May 2017

Putin sarcastically offers James Comey political asylum in Russia

Malcolm Turnbull impersonates Donald Trump in leaked audio

The Good Samaritan law in the last episode of Seinfeld:

Jackie Chiles: “Good Samaritan Law? I never heard of it. You don't have to help anybody. That's what this country's all about. That's deplorable, unfathomable and improbable!”

Social media is a boon to social protest. Marches grow, solidarity spreads, and movements scale quickly — too quickly to enact significant political change Velvet Revolutions  

Capitalism & Mental Illness: Reflections on the Human Costs of Profit The Writings of John Laurits

Local Edition: Lessons on newsroom culture from the library

When flatworms go to space, they grow two heads ars technica. "What will happen when humans procreate in space?”

Hong Kong Parking Space Sells for Record $664,300, Ming Pao Says Bloomberg

Harassment is not tolerated in workplaces, be they public or private, but we all know that it continues regardless of admonitions against it and protestations about it. article describes one powerful man’s careful, shrewd, and methodical exercise of what he called out as speaking truth to power. Whether Comey’s experience and his public and private actions thereafter constitute a harassment scenario are still open to debate.

How Toronto Quickly Built A $2 Billion Movie Industry

“In 2008, when Pinewood first opened, production in the city descended to an ominous low of $499 million. Contrast that to 2016 when film and television production soared to a remarkable $2.01 billion. It is the third record-setting year in a row, up from $1.5 billion in 2015. And this year, based on interviews with producers, studio owners, unions and the city, that figure is on track to be eclipsed.”

Harper Lee Estate Approves Graphic Novel Version Of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

“The Lee estate approached the publisher with the idea of a graphic novel. It is just the latest ina series of projects using Lee’s groundbreaking book since her death in February 2016.”

Local Edition: Want to change work culture? ‘You can’t just write it on a memo and think that everybody gets it.’

Turkey's fake fact-checkers attack the truth

Turkey's government harsh treatment of journalists is well-documented. Less covered is a campaign of misinformation orchestrated by bogus fact-checking groups with ties to the government. Read the report on Fact Check Armenia and Fact Checking Turkey.

21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: “Breadcrumbing.” “Breadcrumbing is one of the newest modern dating terms referring to when someone you’re interested in will flirt with you, especially through sporadic text messages, but has zero intention of starting any sort of relationship with you.”

  • Bad news travels fast[1]
  • Barking dogs seldom bite,[1][8]
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder[1]
  • Beauty is only skin deep,[1][8]
  • Beggars should not be choosers,[1][8]
  • Behind every great man, there is a great woman[1]
  • Better late than never[1]
  • Better safe than sorry[1]
  • Better the Devil you know than the Devil you do not[1]
  • Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all[1]
  • Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness[1]
  • Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt[1]
  • Better wear out than rust out.[8]
  • Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. Trojan WarVirgil in the Aeneid[15]
  • Big fish eat little fish[1]
  • Birds of a feather flock together[1]
  • Blood is thicker than water[1]
  • Boys will be boys[1]
  • Brevity is the soul of wit (Shakespeare),[1][8]
  • Business before pleasure[1]