News Links -March 2015

New York Post Rips Jon Stewart on the Way Out

New York Post

How Jon Stewart turned lies into comedy and brainwashed a generation

[…]Though Stewart has often claimed he does a “fake news show,” “The Daily Show” isn’t that. It’s a real news show punctuated with puns, jokes, asides and the occasional moment of staged sanctimony.

It contains real, unstaged sound bites about the day’s events and interviews about important policy matters.

Stewart is a journalist: an irresponsible and unprofessional one.

Rise of the Machines: Google improves the BigDog after buying Boston Dynamics

Tech Crunch

Google purchased Boston Dynamics last year, which means it now owns the company’s ongoing robotics projects, including BigDog. Today, the Google subsidiary posted videos of a smaller dog-like robot, aptly named Spot, which weighs around 160 lbs, has an electric powerhouse and can operate both indoors and outside. The robot, as you can see from the clip, can walk, trot and climb across all types of terrain, and can even survive attempts to destabilize it by unfeeling humans eager with their kicks.

OUTRAGEOUS: Texas Elementary School Conducts Underwear Inspections On Students

Infowars.com

A school in Gustine, Texas, has come under intense criticism after it forced 11 year old students to undergo an underwear inspection after poop was found on the floor of the school gym.

Local ABC affiliate WFAA News reports that around two dozen elementary students were rounded up and made to partake in a partial strip search by teachers in an effort to identify the culprit.

Spanish and British Astronomers: 2 New Planets May Exist Beyond Pluto

Earth Sky.org

There could be at least two unknown planets – members of our own solar system – hidden well beyond Pluto. That’s according to new calculations by scientists in Spain and the UK. Their work has been published as two articles in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters – one in
September, 2014, which you’ll find here – and the other in January, 2015, which you’ll find here.

Washington Times: George Soros Behind Ferguson Protest Funding

Washington Times

There’s a solitary man at the financial center of the Ferguson protest movement. No, it’s not victim Michael Brown or Officer Darren Wilson. It’s not even the Rev. Al Sharpton, despite his ubiquitous campaign on TV and the streets.

Rather, it’s liberal billionaire George Soros, who has built a business empire that dominates across the ocean in Europe while forging a political machine powered by nonprofit foundations that impacts American politics and policy, not unlike what he did with MoveOn.org.

**IMPORTANT** GOP lawmaker offers bill to block treating Internet as utility

The Hill

Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio) has reintroduced legislation to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from reclassifying broadband Internet as a utility.
Latta, vice chairman of the House Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, called the FCC’s plans misguided. His legislation notes that the strict regulations were “designed for the monopoly telephone system in 1934 and has its origins in 19th century shipping regulations.”

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