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  1. Jun 2017
    1. Way before 2017’s Wonder Woman started its rise to becoming a cultural touchstone, there was already the Wonder Woman pose. Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist and associate professor at Harvard Business School, did a really popular TED talk in 2012 on “high power posing.”
  2. Apr 2017
    1. One of the earliest studies, sponsored by the Police Foundation in 1974, found that women encountered many of the same kinds of situations (involving angry, drunk or violent individuals) and were as capable as men. The study’s most important finding, though, was that “women act less aggressively and they believe in less aggression.” The researchers predicted “the presence of women may stimulate increased attention to the ways of avoiding violence and cooling violent situations without resorting to the use of force.”
  3. domestic-violence.martinsewell.com domestic-violence.martinsewell.com
    1. Direct, especially physical, aggression was more common in males and femalesat all ages sampled, was consistent across cultures, and occurred from early childhoodon, showing a peak between 20 and 30 years.
    1. Female cops accounted for just 3.4 percent of officers involved in the “83 most serious lawsuits” against the LAPD from 1986 to 1990. While the stats suggested that female cops aren’t reluctant to use force, the commission reasoned, they’re not nearly as likely to use excessive force.
    1. The purpose of this article is to call for a reassessment of this presumption: to suggest a rethinking of American historiography, and one that considers the ways in which, in its historical epoch in the 1920s and 1930s, fascism had a very real presence in the USA, comparable to that on continental Europe.
    1. The 400 ppm level is regarded as a milestone by climate scientists, as the last time concentrations of the heat-trapping gas reached such a point was millions of years ago, when temperatures and sea levels were far higher. The field project, led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and known as ORCAS, found that there is still air present in the Southern Hemisphere that has less than 400 ppm of CO2—but just barely. In the north, the atmosphere had first crossed that threshold in 2013
    1. First-born children tend to be more intelligent than their siblings, perhaps because they get extra parental attention in early life compared to siblings, a new study finds.
    1. Let the family dinner table fights begin: First-born kids really are smarter than their younger siblings, a new study found.
  4. paa2015.princeton.edu paa2015.princeton.edu
    1. My findings show that high parental expectations decrease the likelihood of teenage preg-nancy and motherhood, and that this effect is about half of the effect of being born to ateenage mother.
    1. “Parents who saw college in their child’s future seemed to manage their child toward that goal irrespective of their income and other assets,” he said.
    1. Parent’s supportive interactions, expectations for their child to earn a college degree (57%–96%), and child’s preschool attendance (64%–89%) increased across quintiles.
    1. Harassing your daughter about finishing up her homework may not thrill her at the time, but she'll thank you later in life. According to a study conducted by the University of Essex in England, she will probably be more successful than the kids of less pushy moms.
    2. Girls With Nagging Moms Grow Up to Be More Successful
    1. Scrolling through Facebook, I found some people had shared a link titled “Study Finds Girls with Nagging Moms Grow Up to Be More Successful”. Reading this, I thought it made perfect sense, but wondered what sort of study was done to prove this.
    1. It's not natural to outlive your child. This has always been my greatest fear," she wrote in a chapter called "I'm Princess Leia's Mother." She went on to note her worries over Fisher's history with substance abuse. "Carrie is my child and I love her with every ounce of strength I possess. … I don't know if I could survive that."
    1. Until now, it was believed that only worms, bacteria, and fungi could digest vegetable cellulose and use it as a source of carbon for their growth and survival. Plants, in contrast, engage in the photosynthesis of carbon dioxide, water, and light. In a series of experiments, Professor Dr. Olaf Kruse and his team cultivated the microscopically small green alga species Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in a low carbon dioxide environment and observed that when faced with such a shortage, these single-cell plants can draw energy from neighbouring vegetable cellulose instead.
    1. A biological research team at Bielefeld University has made a groundbreaking discovery showing that plants can draw an alternative source of energy from other plants. This finding could also have a major impact on the future of bioenergy eventually providing the evidence to show that people draw energy from others in much the same way.
    1. A biological research team at Bielefeld University has made a groundbreaking discovery showing that plants can draw an alternative source of energy from other plants. This finding could also have a major impact on the future of bioenergy eventually providing the evidence to show that people draw energy from others in much the same way.
  5. Feb 2017
  6. Jan 2017
    1. Summers, along with his mentor Robert Rubin, were responsible for deregulating the US banking system via the removal of the Glass-Steagall Act, making him more responsible than any other person for the economic crisis of 2008, as well as the economic crisis we are soon to face.

      Claim: Glass-Stegall act repeal caused Great Recession.

    1. In the Southern Hemisphere, sea-ice levels just smashed through the previous record highs across Antarctica, where there is now more ice than at any point since records began.
  7. Dec 2016
    1. Perry was Texas’ longest-serving governor
      Rick Perry is the longest serving governor of Texas

      Perry is the longest serving governor in Texas, having served 14 years.


    2. California’s electricity crisis amid the Enron scandal had spooked several states about following a similar path.
      California spooked other states

      After Enron imploded, many other states were spooked by deregulation.

      CNN (Contemporary report)

    3. price spikes in 2005 following hurricanes Katrina and Rita
      Energy Price Spikes happened after Katrina and Rita

      There were price spikes after Katrina.

      NBC News

      Texas Tribune (said by Pat Wood)

    4. Perry took over the governorship in late 2000, following Bush’s White House win,
      Perry took over the governorship in late 2000, following Bush’s White House win.

      Perry ascended to the governorship after George W. Bush's presidential win.

      Vanity Fair

    5. A Texan himself, Wood
      Pat Wood is from Texas

      Pat Wood grew up in Port Arthur, Texas.

      Texas Tribune

    6. Brian Waidmann, a former top aide to George W. Bush administration Interior secretaries Dirk Kempthorne and Gale Norton
      Brian Waidmann was a former top aide to George W. Bush administration Interior secretaries Dirk Kempthorne and Gale Norton

      Archives.gov (Gale Norton)

      Archives.gov (Dirk Kempthorne)

    7. Ray Sullivan, another former top Perry aide
      Ray Sullivan was a top Perry aide

      Sullivan was for Cheiif of Staff for Governor Perry and communications director on his presidential campaign.

      Texas Tribune (Chief of Staff)

      UCSB (Communications Director)

    8. David Garman, an energy undersecretary in the George W. Bush DOE
      David Garman was Former Assistant Secretary Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

      An archive of of Garman's former bio page for the Bush Administration is here

    9. former state and federal regulator Pat Wood said
      Pat Wood was a state and federal regulator

      Wood worked on the Public Utility Commission during 1990s deregulation, then later served under President Bush as FERC chairman.

      Texas Tribune (State Regulator)

      Texas Tribune (Federal Regulator)

    10. his ride to the White House shocked the political establishment of both parties
      Trump's success shocked both parties

      Both Democrats and Republicans were surprised by Donald Trump's win. See Gallup for poll results directly after election.

    11. Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey, the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee
      Rep. Frank Pallone is the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce committee.


      Democratic Committee Page on House.gov

      House.gov page on Pallone

    12. wrote this month.
      Jim Hightower wrote that Perry's nomination showed being smart was not job requirement in politics.

      Quote in context here

    13. Perry unseated as the state’s agriculture commissioner in 1990
      Rick Perry unseated Jim Hightower as agriculture commissioner in 1990.

      Hightower has since become a liberal pundit.


    14. former MIT physicist
      Moniz is an MIT Physicist

      This is true, however the wording is slightly off. Moniz is technically a current MIT Physicist, even if acting under emeritus status. "Former" is not quite right.

      MIT Faculty page

    15. outgoing Secretary Ernest Moniz
      Moniz is the Outgoing Secretary (as of December 2016)

      Yep, Moniz is the current secretary.

      Business Insider (List of all Secretaries of Energy)

    16. drew immediate derision from the former governor’s critics
      Perry's appointment to Energy Secretary drew criticism
    17. former governor advocated during his 2012 presidential campaign
      Rick Perry advocated dismantling Energy Department in 2012

      Texas Tribune

      Science (AAAS journal)

    18. leading the Energy Department during President Barack Obama’s first term.
      Steven Chu led the energy department during Obama's first term.

      Energy.gov (Govt. site w/ dates served)

    19. endured rocky relations with Congress
      Steven Chu endured rocky relations with Congress

      LA Times (congressional fight about Solyndra)

    20. Nobel-winning physicist
      Steven Chu won a Nobel Prize

      Nobel Prize Site

    21. former regulators there credit him with policies that streamlined energy permits and helped drive a big expansion of wind power
      Perry drove expansion of wind power and streamlined permits while governor of Texas

      Texas Tribune (wind energy boom)

      Politifact (fast-tracking permits)

    22. that oversees the security of the U.S. nuclear arsenal
      The Energy Department Oversees Our Nuclear Defense

      Yes, this is true.

      NNSA (U.S. Government site)

    23. federal agency he's just been tapped to lead
      Perry Has Been Tapped to Lead Department of Energy by Donald Trump

      Perry was chosen by Trump to be the next Secretary of DoE.



      Dallas News

    24. and infamously forgot the name of the Energy Department
      Perry forgot the name of the Energy Department in a 2012 debate -- despite wanting to close it

      Video of debate:


      USA Today

      Science (AAAS journal)

    25. got a "D" in a college class called "Meats"
      Rick Perry got a "D" in a class called Meats


      Perry's Transcript, Page Two

      Validity of transcipt: Huffington Post

    26. Rick Perry did the cha cha on “Dancing with the Stars,”
      Rick Perry did the Cha Cha on Dancing with the Stars

      Video of Dancing with the stars appearance:


    27. Marc Palazzo, a former lobbyist for a Koch Industries subsidiary
      True: Marc Palazzo is a former lobbyist for a Koch Industries subsidary and former Koch Industries public affairs rep

      Official Lobbying Report

      LinkedIn Page showing Palazzo worked for Koch as public affairs rep.

    28. But President-elect Donald Trump's team and Perry have not said definitively whether they want to ax the entire department
      Unresolved: Trump and Rick Perry haven't said whether they want to dismantle the department.

      Hard to prove a negative. But:

    29. Perry stuck with the plan
      Perry stuck with deregulation plan, even after Katrina price spikes
    30. Wood, who was soon jetting off to become FERC chairman in the summer of 2001
      Wood was FERC Chairman in 2001
    31. Texas was in the midst of overhauling its electricity system to create a deregulated market
      Texas was deregulating electricity in 2000
    32. Wood, who has known Perry for more than two decades
      Wood has known Perry for decades
    1. Donald Trump’s transition team heads have requested more names from two federal departments, this time those of employees working on programs to stem violent extremism.
      Trump's team wants names of government employees working on extremism.


    1. When Gov. Rick Perry leaves office next month, he’ll wrap up a three-decade stretch in state elective office that concluded with his being the longest-serving governor in Texas history.
    1. When you actually do the math, coal kills somewhere on the order of 4,000 times more people per unit of energy produced than nuclear power.
    1. the CIA, a particularly secretive and politically driven organization, may be making that claim, the FBI is not convinced.
    1. He said the violence resulted from "a macabre" plan promoted by U.S. President Barack Obama to extract massive quantities of 100-bolivar notes from the country and stockpile them abroad.
    1. In the last few decades, the interior of the Greenland Ice Sheet has been melting at a slower rate than it did for 95% of the last 9,000 years according to scientists publishing in the journal Science.
    2. The Greenland Ice Sheet Is Now At Nearly Its Highest Extent In The Last 7,500 Years
    1. Enter Khilaf Krafts, located in Dearborn, Michigan, my hometown. Since the Christian majority on the Supreme Court thought it was apropos to allow family business owners the right to enforce their religious views upon their employees, the Muslim-family-owned business, Khilaf Krafts, has followed their lead by forcing their female employees (even Christian ones) to wear hijabs (the traditional Muslim head piece) while working at their place of business.
    1. According to recent reports, a Muslim-owned arts and crafts store in Dearborn, Michigan has started forcing female Christian employees to wear traditional Islamic headscarves while on the lock. Khilaf Krafts initiated the requirement shortly after the 5 to 4 decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, which gave family-owned business the right to religious expression and decision making.
    1. Philando Castile was stopped by St. Anthony Officer Jeronimo Yanez because Officer Yanez had suspected Castile of being involved in a convenience store robbery that had occurred several days earlier.
    1. 15-years after the attacks on September 11th, the European Scientific Journal, a publication of theEuropean Scientific Institute (ESI), published an article titled “15 Years Later: On the Physics of High-Rise Building Collapses,”

      This is wrong. It's in Europhysics news.

    1. But a new forensic investigation into the collapse of the three World Trade Center towers on 9/11, published in Europhysics News – a highly respected European physics magazine – claims that “the evidence points overwhelmingly to the conclusion that all three buildings were destroyed by controlled demolition.”
  8. Nov 2016
    1. According to recent reports, a Muslim-owned arts and crafts store in Dearborn, Michigan has started forcing female Christian employees to wear traditional Islamic headscarves while on the lock.
    1. Some people are taking the Supreme Court’s decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case very seriously, including this Muslim-owned craft store in Dearborn, Michigan. The arts-and-crafts store has taken the ruling to mean that they can demand their Christian employees to wear traditional Islamic headscarves to work. 
    1. As was previously observed from Trump’s meeting with Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto, when you have Trump threatening to challenge the status quo with others on the world stage- you know he means business. Perhaps that is why Abe described Trump as being a leader he can trust, because he has respect for a strong and competent leader like Trump who puts the interest of his country first –  and not the potential relationship with foreign interest (however much it may involve Japan).
    1. Napa County (population 142,000)

      US Census, July 2015

    2. "environmental responsibility," "sustainable stewardship" and "commitment to the greater Napa Valley ecosystem."

      Where are these quotes from?

    3. the Walt Ranch proposal: 209 more acres of vines replacing woodlands and chaparral
    4. a county enjoying a $13.3 billion boom from agri-business
    5. 3.3 million tourists throng its 500 wineries annually
    6. the Bay Area's 7.5 million urban residents
    1. Stewart Perry is a former Marine. His son, Sgt. John Perry, was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan on Saturday.
    2. Most of Perry’s criticism was aimed at the left, though, which leads us to believe he still supports Trump who calls out radical Islamic terror and is highly critical of those sitting during the national anthem. Trump is supported by many other Gold Star families who met with him in August.

      CCliam that father was trump supporter.

    3. Stewart Perry was in the first class section, and when the captain made the announcement, others in the section began “booing and hissing.” “Some people were saying ‘This is just baloney,’ and ‘I paid for first-class for this?’ ”

      Captain announces family must deboard first and family is met by boos.

    1. “People all over the country have been flooding my office with calls, telling my staff of horror stories about being harassed and intimidated by poll workers,” Obama told reporters. “Many have even said that they were flat out denied entry into the voting booths to cast their ballots if they were wearing a Hillary Clinton shirt or other signs showing support for her as President. This was especially bad in areas of Florida and North Carolina where there are high numbers of Latino and African American voters. We must investigate these claims. The margin of victory is too close to call, and the outcome of this election is too important. There is just too many legal challenges in too many states to just call this a victory for Trump.”
    2. concerns of thousands of voters across the country who said that they were prevented from casting a ballot on election day,
    3. Following the results of Tuesday night’s election, President Obama has signed Executive Order 13805, which orders a full recount of all votes cast in the election and calls for a special election to be held on December 19th.