Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has launched a major reorganization of the party, which has been battered by recent crises, and the DNC has requested that resignation letters of all current staffers be submitted by next month. Perez is interviewing staff and others as part of a review process to decide who will stay and how the party should be structured in the future.
Note to social media users: When you share your whereabouts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or what have you, it may not be just your friends who are paying attention. If you let it be known that you are away on that fabulous holiday in Mexico, Hawaii, or the South of France, you may be doing more than inspiring envy among your friends and followers. There may be lurking among them people whose only interest in your holiday is the distance it takes you away from your home and for how long.
Read the whole article here: Yes, Burglars Read Your Social Media When You’re Away
At home, we talk to the young folks in our family all the time about sharing way too much information when it comes to times when their home will be unattended.
The youngsters listen to us … about as well as we listened to older folks when we were at that young age.
You have just pulled off one of the most astonishing acts of political self-immolation in history. You have unnecessarily damaged the nascent Trump presidency. Here are four suggestions to avoid a repeat performance with tax cuts.
Read it all here: Will The GOP Blow It On Tax Cuts The Way It Did On Health Care?
The democratization of higher education continues. What exactly do college students get from college that you can’t find for free on the Internet? Besides beer.
As the title says, I refer to these sites when I have downtime at work or when I’m bored. I’ve managed to pick up a few new skills (for work and for fun). Here are the sites and a quick word on what I use them for.
OpenCourser. Good for finding an online course to take, more for in-depth learning + building professional skills.
NoExcuseList. Great for discovering new learning websites. Neatly categorized into sections (like cooking, music).
KhanAcademy. (Re-)Learn pretty much every subject taught in K-12. Edit: Also great for college-level math and exam prep (SAT, GMAT, MCAT, etc).
StackExchange. Get answers from people who are super knowledgeable about all sorts of different things.
I’ll put these links on the blogroll later.
As far as accidental comedy goes, few things beat watching a PG-rated Disney film on a site with the ads for penis enlargement guides and “Tinder for MILFs.” And while I didn’t specifically seek out Pornhub or 2014’s animated adventure Big Hero 6 today, both came into view thanks to the Reddit community r/FullMoviesOnPornhub.
The subreddit’s name is a clear nod to its older (and better-subscribed) siblings FullMoviesOnYouTube and FullMoviesOnVimeo, which both include “no pornography” as their primary rule. (Pause for laughter.) Pornhub may not be as popular a dumping ground for illegal movie uploads, but it’s one of the best for high-profile releases. Rogue One, Moana, Bad Santa 2, Dr. Strange, Age of Ultron, and Step Brothers are all currently available, often under titles like “DEFINITELY NOT THE FULL MOVIE OF STEP BROTHERS.”
Angela Merkel will reportedly ignore Donald Trump’s attempts to extricate £300bn from Germany for what he deems to be owed contributions to Nato.
The US President is said to have had an “invoice” printed out outlining the sum estimated by his aides as covering Germany’s unpaid contributions for defense.
Said to be presented during private talks in Washington, the move has been met with criticism from German and Nato officials.
While the figure presented to the Germans was not revealed by either side, Nato countries pledged in 2014 to spend two per cent of their GDP on defence, something only a handful of nations – including the UK, Greece, Poland and Estonia – currently do.
But the bill has been backdated even further to 2002, the year Mrs Merkel’s predecessor, Gerhard Schröder, pledged to spend more on defense.
Mr Trump reportedly instructed aides to calculate how much German spending fell below two per cent over the past 12 years, then added interest.
Estimates suggest the total came to £300bn, with official figures citing the shortfall to be around £250bn plus £50bn in interest added on.