Month: October 2021

Economic Trouble Won’t Be Transitory

Authorities in Washington—President Joe Biden, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen—have told the public not to worry over the recent inflation, which they insist is “transitory.” They link the problem to supply-chain constraints that they suggest will soon lift. Supply problems have certainly contributed to inflation, but early relief seems unlikely. Even Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg expects problems until mid-2022 at the earliest. That will put a damper on holiday gift-giving and makes the word “transitory” sound misleading.

The current inflation is worrisome for more fundamental reasons. Widespread supply-chain problems are clearly a global reality and

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Facebook Papers: ‘History Will Not Judge Us Kindly’


Before I tell you what happened at exactly 2:28 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the White House—and how it elicited a very specific reaction, some 2,400 miles away, in Menlo Park, California—you need to remember the mayhem of that day, the exuberance of the mob as it gave itself over to violence, and how several things seemed to happen all at once.

At 2:10 p.m., a live microphone captured a Senate aide’s panicked warning that “protesters are in the building,” and both houses of Congress began evacuating.

At 2:13 p.m., Vice President Mike Pence was hurried … Read More

Hate campaign in India against Urdu for being a ‘Muslim’ language | Islamophobia News

New Delhi, India – Last week, Hindu right-wing forces in India forced a leading firm to withdraw its festive season advertisement after it featured a couple of words from the Urdu language, which in the popular imagination in the country is a “Muslim language”.

The company, FabIndia, issued an advertisement for Diwali – a significant Hindu festival that falls next month – showcasing its latest collection of clothes. The text at the top read: “Jashn-e-Rivaaz”.

“Jashn” in Urdu means a celebration while “Riwaaz”, which is actually “Riwaaj”, means tradition. The title translated to “A Celebration of Tradition”.

But a young

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A Montana town fractures under political pressure.

The parade grew out of the wildly popular run of Kruise Kalispell, a Friday night car flotilla down Main Street that Monte Klindt, a local business owner, honchoed with a friend last spring to relieve locals’ boredom during the coronavirus lockdown. It, too, turned some nights into a rolling display of political animus, leaving Klindt to police hateful comments on the Kruise’s Facebook page. “During my lifetime, I don’t remember it ever being this bad,” he said. “There’s no middle anymore.”

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5 Scholarship Essay Tips | Nevada Admissions Blog

Free money, the solution to all of our financial problems. What if you had the tools to put your best foot forward for free money to use towards college? Would you use them?

Consider today your lucky day, as I am going to give you my top five tips and tricks for completing scholarship applications and essays. Keep in mind, each application is unique to the donor. Some scholarships may have few requirements while others will involve lengthy essays and documentation. Starting the search process early will give you time to navigate these different applications.

#1. Answer every question completely

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‘Rust’ Shooting: AFI Sets Halyna Hutchins Scholarship for Women DPs

The American Film Institute has set up a scholarship for women cinematographers after the death of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. AFI is now accepting donations for the fund, which “aims to help female cinematographers build sustainable careers in the movie business,” according to director and writer Olia Oparina.

Oparina, who calls Hutchins “her closest friend” and worked with Hutchins on the 2017 film “Snowbound” told Variety in a statement, “From the moment I sat down next to Halyna in UCLA extension’s film directing class, I knew we would be best friends.”

“We moved to Hollywood 11 years

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Biden bank regulator nominee reveals her plan to radically transform US economy

While running for president, Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day Business lobby calls for administration to ‘pump the brakes’ on vaccine mandate Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Afghanistan reckoning shows no signs of stopping MORE campaigned as a lunch-pail-carrying, blue-collar moderate from Scranton, Pa. But during his short tenure in the White House, Biden has proven himself to be a far-left champion of bureaucracy, reckless government spending and the centralization of economic and political power. 

The most recent example is Biden’s nomination of Cornell law

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Black History Month: Lutalo Muhammad – Why I’m proud to be black and British

Lutalo Muhammad
Muhammad won Olympic taekwondo silver at the Rio 2016 Olympics, following bronze at London 2012

I’ve noticed this year footballers have said their piece for Black History Month. I saw Paul Pogba and some others saying there shouldn’t even be a Black History Month, but a humanity month instead. That’s a great idealistic scenario, but it’s not the scenario we live in.

I’m not coming out with gun fingers against Pogba or anything but I do see that attitude sometimes: ‘oh, we shouldn’t have a Black History Month’ or that it’s racist or it’s bringing up the past. And I’m

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Facebook has language blind spots around the world that allow hate speech to flourish

The documents are part of disclosures made to the Securities and Exchange Commission and provided to Congress in redacted form by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen’s legal counsel. A consortium of 17 US news organizations, including CNN, has reviewed the redacted versions received by Congress.

Many of the countries that Facebook refers to as “At Risk” — an internal designation indicating a country’s current volatility — speak multiple languages and dialects, including India, Pakistan, Ethiopia and Iraq. But Facebook’s moderation teams are often equipped to handle only some of those languages and a large amount of hate speech and misinformation still … Read More