05/22/2019 05:31 PM
Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists
Atmospheric observations pinpoint eastern China as the source of rise in ozone-destroying chemicals.
05/22/2019 11:39 PM
Panasonic 'suspends transactions' with Huawei after US ban
US restrictions on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei are having a ripple effect across the tech industry.
05/22/2019 11:39 PM
US border: Sixth death of migrant child in custody
A 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died under US care in September in a previously unreported case.
05/22/2019 08:52 PM
Not your average police chase
A woman stole a motorhome and wreaked havoc while police gave chase for half-an-hour in Los Angeles.
05/22/2019 08:17 PM
New US $20 bill with anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman delayed
The Trump administration says the new redesign, due next year, has been postponed until 2028.
05/22/2019 07:01 PM
UK PM faces pressure after minister resigns
The Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, stepped down over the PM's Brexit policy.
05/22/2019 04:27 PM
Trump hits back at Democratic 'cover-up' claims
The president rules out any bipartisan co-operation until Democrats call off "phoney investigations".
05/22/2019 05:15 PM
Chagos Islands dispute: UN backs end to UK control
In a non-binding vote, the General Assembly demands the UK give the islands back to Mauritius.
05/22/2019 06:40 PM
Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting
The government cites a growing conflict between humans and the animals, which at times destroy crops.
05/22/2019 01:44 PM
Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion
A group of investors had sought to stop the firm providing its Rekognition system to police.
05/22/2019 07:15 PM
Homes hanging over river bank in Oklahoma
Severe flooding has hit the state of Oklahoma after tornadoes tore across the country in recent days.
05/22/2019 01:15 PM
Russian city of Yekaterinburg rejects plan to build church in park
Residents of a city in the Urals vote against a proposal to build a cathedral in a beloved park.
05/22/2019 07:19 PM
'Perhaps life would be easier if I shaved, but why?’
Poet and transgender activist Alok Menon is often trolled for their appearance - but is defiant.
05/22/2019 07:24 PM
Fake scouts exploit football dreams in Nigeria
Young Nigerian players are being conned, lured by false promises about their future football careers.
05/22/2019 06:45 AM
Taiwan 'Tank Man' marks Tiananmen crackdown anniversary
An inflatable installation in Taiwan marks 30 years since China's crackdown on democracy activists.
05/22/2019 07:01 AM
The secret recording that sparked a crisis
Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) has pulled out of the ruling coalition, days after a secret video featuring party members emerged.
05/22/2019 12:33 PM
Israeli researchers brew 'ancient beer' with antique yeast
Researchers in Israel hope to make a beer brewed with ancient yeast available in shops.
05/22/2019 08:26 AM
Tesla 'hires' witty museum sheep tweeter
Social media expert who propelled The Museum of English Rural Life to global fame is snapped up by Tesla.
05/22/2019 05:40 AM
Cannula sleeves: 'Simple solution for dementia patients'
Thousands of cannula sleeves have been made by a knitting group since it was set up by a Chester singer.
05/22/2019 06:09 PM
John Walker Lindh: What happens when you release a 'traitor'?
The 'American Taliban' will leave prison after 17 years - some are concerned about what he will do now.
05/22/2019 07:27 PM
Sir Elton John's best movie moments
As Rocketman is released in UK cinemas we give a brief history of Sir Elton on the big screen.
05/22/2019 09:16 AM
North Korea's Joe Biden 'imbecile' insult and what it tells us
Calling the former vice-president a "fool of low IQ" is part of North Korea's propaganda strategy.
05/22/2019 08:16 AM
Gabon timber scandal: How 300 containers of kevazingo went missing
Gabon's president sacks his vice-president and forestry minister amid a timber-smuggling scandal.
05/21/2019 07:04 PM
Game of Thrones: How much do women speak in the show?
The show's actresses get considerably less time speaking on screen than the actors, data suggests.
05/21/2019 07:08 PM
I never met my daughter's dad - she was his dying wish
Liat Malka was 35 and single when she decided she wanted a child. The sperm donor she found had died five years previously.
05/22/2019 06:02 PM
Fifa abandons plans to expand 2022 World Cup to 48 teams
Plans to expand the 2022 World Cup from 32 teams to 48 are abandoned by football's world governing body Fifa.
05/22/2019 11:50 AM
'She prepared us for life after her' - Strauss pays tribute to late wife
Former England director of cricket Andrew Strauss says it has been a "long five months" since his wife Ruth died from a rare lung cancer in December.
05/22/2019 05:30 PM
Danny Cipriani: Gloucester fly-half wins Premiership Player of the Season award
Danny Cipriani makes it an awards double after being crowned the Premiership Player of the Season.
05/22/2019 10:26 AM
Meilutyte, 22, who won Olympic gold at 15, retires from swimming
London Olympic swimming champion Ruta Meilutyte announces her retirement from the sport at just 22 after missing three drugs tests.
05/22/2019 12:44 PM
Sarri would 'want to go immediately' if Europa League final was to decide his future
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says his future should not be decided by the Europa League final - saying if that was the case "I want to go immediately".
05/21/2019 12:29 PM
'My mum wears my gold medal like a necklace - I owe her a lot'
Helen Housby has journeyed from a farm in Cumbria to becoming one of the best shooters in world netball - can her story take another dramatic turn at this summer's World Cup?
05/22/2019 12:16 PM
India’s six-week election in two minutes
If you haven’t been paying much attention, here’s what you've missed.
04/08/2019 08:13 AM
A really simple guide to India’s general election
The world's largest democracy is holding its general election - find out who's involved and what's at stake.
04/24/2019 07:17 PM
Rahul Gandhi: Can India's Congress leader unseat PM Modi?
Rahul Gandhi has energised a struggling party and has been increasingly setting the agenda.
05/22/2019 04:26 AM
Indian election 2019 on the BBC: How to follow the results
Viewing and listening guide to the Indian general election results on the BBC.
05/20/2019 07:06 PM
India election 2019: Echoes of Trump in Modi's border politics
Narendra Modi and Donald Trump have used anti-immigration rhetoric to divide voters on national identity.
05/08/2019 07:17 AM
A really simple guide to the European elections
Voters across the EU are about to go to the polls - find out who's involved and what's at stake.
05/21/2019 02:45 PM
Why vote is moment of truth for nationalists
Italy's Matteo Salvini is gathering an array of right-wing leaders, but can such an awkward alliance work?
05/12/2019 07:11 PM
European elections 2019: Love and hate in EU after economic rescues
Enthusiasm for the EU is strong in Ireland, weak in Greece - yet both had huge EU bailouts.
05/19/2019 07:14 PM
What's at stake in the EU elections
Europe is preparing for a key test of democracy with elections to the European parliament later this week.
05/17/2019 07:28 PM
Alabama abortion ban: Should men have a say in the debate?
Many of the US states passing abortion bans have male-majority legislatures - does that matter?
05/22/2019 05:31 PM
Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists
Atmospheric observations pinpoint eastern China as the source of rise in ozone-destroying chemicals.
05/22/2019 11:39 PM
Panasonic 'suspends transactions' with Huawei after US ban
US restrictions on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei are having a ripple effect across the tech industry.
05/22/2019 11:39 PM
US border: Sixth death of migrant child in custody
A 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died under US care in September in a previously unreported case.
05/22/2019 08:52 PM
Not your average police chase
A woman stole a motorhome and wreaked havoc while police gave chase for half-an-hour in Los Angeles.
05/22/2019 08:17 PM
New US $20 bill with anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman delayed
The Trump administration says the new redesign, due next year, has been postponed until 2028.
05/22/2019 07:01 PM
UK PM faces pressure after minister resigns
The Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, stepped down over the PM's Brexit policy.
05/22/2019 04:27 PM
Trump hits back at Democratic 'cover-up' claims
The president rules out any bipartisan co-operation until Democrats call off "phoney investigations".
05/22/2019 05:15 PM
Chagos Islands dispute: UN backs end to UK control
In a non-binding vote, the General Assembly demands the UK give the islands back to Mauritius.
05/22/2019 06:40 PM
Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting
The government cites a growing conflict between humans and the animals, which at times destroy crops.
05/22/2019 01:44 PM
Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion
A group of investors had sought to stop the firm providing its Rekognition system to police.
05/22/2019 07:15 PM
Homes hanging over river bank in Oklahoma
Severe flooding has hit the state of Oklahoma after tornadoes tore across the country in recent days.
05/22/2019 01:15 PM
Russian city of Yekaterinburg rejects plan to build church in park
Residents of a city in the Urals vote against a proposal to build a cathedral in a beloved park.
05/22/2019 07:19 PM
'Perhaps life would be easier if I shaved, but why?’
Poet and transgender activist Alok Menon is often trolled for their appearance - but is defiant.
05/22/2019 07:24 PM
Fake scouts exploit football dreams in Nigeria
Young Nigerian players are being conned, lured by false promises about their future football careers.
05/22/2019 06:45 AM
Taiwan 'Tank Man' marks Tiananmen crackdown anniversary
An inflatable installation in Taiwan marks 30 years since China's crackdown on democracy activists.
05/22/2019 07:01 AM
The secret recording that sparked a crisis
Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) has pulled out of the ruling coalition, days after a secret video featuring party members emerged.
05/22/2019 12:33 PM
Israeli researchers brew 'ancient beer' with antique yeast
Researchers in Israel hope to make a beer brewed with ancient yeast available in shops.
05/22/2019 08:26 AM
Tesla 'hires' witty museum sheep tweeter
Social media expert who propelled The Museum of English Rural Life to global fame is snapped up by Tesla.
05/22/2019 05:40 AM
Cannula sleeves: 'Simple solution for dementia patients'
Thousands of cannula sleeves have been made by a knitting group since it was set up by a Chester singer.
05/22/2019 06:09 PM
John Walker Lindh: What happens when you release a 'traitor'?
The 'American Taliban' will leave prison after 17 years - some are concerned about what he will do now.
05/22/2019 07:27 PM
Sir Elton John's best movie moments
As Rocketman is released in UK cinemas we give a brief history of Sir Elton on the big screen.
05/22/2019 09:16 AM
North Korea's Joe Biden 'imbecile' insult and what it tells us
Calling the former vice-president a "fool of low IQ" is part of North Korea's propaganda strategy.
05/22/2019 08:16 AM
Gabon timber scandal: How 300 containers of kevazingo went missing
Gabon's president sacks his vice-president and forestry minister amid a timber-smuggling scandal.
05/21/2019 07:04 PM
Game of Thrones: How much do women speak in the show?
The show's actresses get considerably less time speaking on screen than the actors, data suggests.
05/21/2019 07:08 PM
I never met my daughter's dad - she was his dying wish
Liat Malka was 35 and single when she decided she wanted a child. The sperm donor she found had died five years previously.
05/22/2019 06:02 PM
Fifa abandons plans to expand 2022 World Cup to 48 teams
Plans to expand the 2022 World Cup from 32 teams to 48 are abandoned by football's world governing body Fifa.
05/22/2019 11:50 AM
'She prepared us for life after her' - Strauss pays tribute to late wife
Former England director of cricket Andrew Strauss says it has been a "long five months" since his wife Ruth died from a rare lung cancer in December.
05/22/2019 05:30 PM
Danny Cipriani: Gloucester fly-half wins Premiership Player of the Season award
Danny Cipriani makes it an awards double after being crowned the Premiership Player of the Season.
05/22/2019 10:26 AM
Meilutyte, 22, who won Olympic gold at 15, retires from swimming
London Olympic swimming champion Ruta Meilutyte announces her retirement from the sport at just 22 after missing three drugs tests.
05/22/2019 12:44 PM
Sarri would 'want to go immediately' if Europa League final was to decide his future
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says his future should not be decided by the Europa League final - saying if that was the case "I want to go immediately".
05/21/2019 12:29 PM
'My mum wears my gold medal like a necklace - I owe her a lot'
Helen Housby has journeyed from a farm in Cumbria to becoming one of the best shooters in world netball - can her story take another dramatic turn at this summer's World Cup?
05/22/2019 12:16 PM
India’s six-week election in two minutes
If you haven’t been paying much attention, here’s what you've missed.
04/08/2019 08:13 AM
A really simple guide to India’s general election
The world's largest democracy is holding its general election - find out who's involved and what's at stake.
04/24/2019 07:17 PM
Rahul Gandhi: Can India's Congress leader unseat PM Modi?
Rahul Gandhi has energised a struggling party and has been increasingly setting the agenda.
05/22/2019 04:26 AM
Indian election 2019 on the BBC: How to follow the results
Viewing and listening guide to the Indian general election results on the BBC.
05/20/2019 07:06 PM
India election 2019: Echoes of Trump in Modi's border politics
Narendra Modi and Donald Trump have used anti-immigration rhetoric to divide voters on national identity.
05/08/2019 07:17 AM
A really simple guide to the European elections
Voters across the EU are about to go to the polls - find out who's involved and what's at stake.
05/21/2019 02:45 PM
Why vote is moment of truth for nationalists
Italy's Matteo Salvini is gathering an array of right-wing leaders, but can such an awkward alliance work?
05/12/2019 07:11 PM
European elections 2019: Love and hate in EU after economic rescues
Enthusiasm for the EU is strong in Ireland, weak in Greece - yet both had huge EU bailouts.
05/19/2019 07:14 PM
What's at stake in the EU elections
Europe is preparing for a key test of democracy with elections to the European parliament later this week.
05/17/2019 07:28 PM
Alabama abortion ban: Should men have a say in the debate?
Many of the US states passing abortion bans have male-majority legislatures - does that matter?
05/22/2019 11:52 PM
CPR چیست؟ چگونه احیای قلبی ریوی انجام دهیم؟
آیا می دانید CPR چیست؟ آیا می توانید عمل CPR یا احیای قلبی ریوی را برای کسی انجام دهید؟
با ۲۱ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه پزشکی و سلامت
لینک مستقیم
05/22/2019 11:50 PM
محمود دولت‌آبادی؛ «وقتی یوسف شرافت بفروختی»، فرج سرکوهی
. فرج سرکوهی در توئیتر نوشت، وقتی یوسف شرافت بفروختی و به فرعون استبداد پیوستی چه حرف‌ها که باید بزنی؟ محمود دولت‌آبادی در متنی که ترجمه آلمانی آن روز ۳۰ اردیبهشت در روزنامه «زوددویچه» آلمان منتشر شد، از «کم شدن فشار سانسور» و «باز شدن فضای فرهنگی» در جمهوری اسلامی خبر داده و می‌نویسد: «در این وضع متلاطم شاهد باز شدن فضای فرهنگی هستیم. شمار بالای مراجعه‌کنندگان به نمایشگاه کتاب تهران و کم شدن سانسور، نشانه‌هایی از بهبود اوضاع هستند. خود من بهار امسال دو کتاب را بدون معطلی طولانی و بدون هیچ ممیزی منتشر کردم. به یک تور کتاب‌خوانی در شهرهای مختلف رفتم» سعدی در باب هشتم گلستان در آداب صحبت نوشته است: «دین به دنیافروشان خرند یوسف بفروشند تا چه خرند؟... به قول دشمن، پیمان دوست بشکستی، ببین که از که بریدی و با که پیوستی؟» وقتی یوسف شرافت بفروختی و به فرعون استبداد پیوستی چه حرف‌ها که باید بزنی؟ متاسفم برایت... . . . https://www.dw.com/fa-ir/iran/a-48816291?fbclid=IwAR166D6YXrS7DwUiEAkvhrPqcncdQfG_KS_dCPJaf1JoT_S-QqyHZfcI0b8 .
با ۲۱ امتیاز و ۳ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه بالا توئیت
لینک مستقیم
05/22/2019 09:42 PM
چگونه خواب راحتی در هواپیما داشته باشیم؟
خواب در هواپیما |جای کافی برای حرکت دادن پا نیست. مردم در بالا سر شما رفت و آمد می کنند.سر و صدای کودکان از طرفی و صدای فیلمی که ئر حال پخش است از طرفی دیگر، دذ این شرایط چگونه می توان خوابید؟
با ۲۵ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه اخبار روز
لینک مستقیم
05/22/2019 08:43 PM
پاسخ شاه به خبرنگار بی‌بی‌سی (چرا دفتر کار شما از دفتر کار نخست‌وزیر انگلیس مجلل‌تره؟!)
سال ۱۳۵۷ روش‌عن‌فکران خودفروش بهمراه امت نادان بخت ملت ایران را با شعار «مرگ برشاه» قفل کردند و امروز ملت آگاه ایران، با کلید «جاوید شاه» قفل این نکبت را در هم خواهند شکست. جاوید شاه!
با ۲۶ امتیاز و ۳ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه بالا توئیت
لینک مستقیم
05/22/2019 06:38 PM
مدارس شبانه روزی کانادا +عکس
مهاجرت به قصد تحصیل در کانادا در مدارس شبانه روزی کانادا بخش عمده ای از تقاضاها را در بر می گیرد و برای این امر باید با شرایط آن آشنا شوید. کانادا یکی از جذاب ترین کشورهای هدف مهاجرت در چند دهه گذشته برای همه ایرانیان بوده است.
با ۳۲ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه مهاجرت و پناهندگی
لینک مستقیم
05/22/2019 05:52 PM
در مذمت جنگ
حتی تصور یک درگیری نظامی فرضی میان نیروهای مسلح ایالات متحده و ایران به غایت هراس انگیز است. زیرا در صورت وقوع، جنگ ممکن است سرتاسر منطقه را به گلوله ای از آتش مبدل ساخته و علاوه بر تلفات سنگین نیرو های نظامی درگیر، ملّت های بی گناه را به کام مرگ، خانه خرابی و آوارگی افکند. جنگ معضلات سیاسی منطقه را حل نخواهد کرد و به مصائب ملّت های بی گناه خاورمیانه خواهد افزود...جنگ نابودی و خسارات همه جانبه به بار خواهد آورد و بدون تردید پشیمانی دستاندرکاران را به دنبال خواهد داشت. جنگ اختلافات سیاسی ناشی از رقابت های منطقه ای دولتمردان بی درایت خاورمیانه را افزایش داده و اختلافات کنونی را به دشمنی تاریخی میان ملت های منطقه تبدیل خواهد نمود. صرفنظر از های و هوی صاحب منصبان و تهدید های توئیتری نگران کننده آنها و باوجود صفارائی های نظامی، هنوز امکان تبدیل تهدید ها به فرصت های نوین موجود است. دخالت های کشور های غربی تاکنون کمکی به توقف جنگ های نیابتی قدرت های ماجراجوی منطقه ننموده، بالعکس آنرا تشدید کرده اند. بنابرین جامعه بین الملل به ویژه اعضای شورای امنیت سازمان ملل موظف هستند، ضمن پیشگیری از تشدید اختلافات به مسئولیت خود عمل و با حفظ بی‌طرفی دولت های منطقه را تشویق به مذاکره نمایند. جنگ مشکل دیرینه ما ایرانیان با هیئت حاکمه خودکامه را حل نخواهد نمود. از آنجاکه ابرقدرت جهانی یعنی ایالات متحده آمریکا انگیزه کافی برای جنگ تمام عیار و فراتر ازآن اشغال نظامی ایران پهناور ندارد اصطکاک نظامی احتمالی منجر به کشمکش طولانی خواهد شد که پایان آن ناپیدا ست. کشمکش طولانی با قوای نظامی خارجی ابتدا بساکن مجوز قانونی تازه ای در اختیار الیگارشی حاکم خواهد نهاد، تا به بهانه حفظ اقتدار دولت و موجودیت کشور به سرکوب بیرحمانه نیرو های اجتماعی فعال و خاموش کردن هر نغمه مخالف پرداخته و بدینوسیله پایه های لرزان حکومت استبدادی را مستحکم تر از پیش کند. ایرانیانی که جنگ هشت ساله ایران و عراق را بخاطر دارند میتوانند گواهی دهند، چگونه سران مزور حکومت آخوندی توانستند خودسرانه آنرا "کش" دهند و با دست باز در مقابل چشم دولت های بی وجدان خارجی کلیه منتقدان و معترضان را سر به نیست کنند. بنابرین ما ایرانیان چاره عقلانی جز مقاومت فعال و مبارزه مسالمت آمیز با حکومت غاصب نداریم و فقط بدین وسیله قادر به جلب حمایت های قانونی جامعه جهانی و پشتیبانی دولت های خارجی خواهیم بود. اعتراضات مردمی، نافرمانی های مدنی و مطالبه حقوق انسانی مندرج در منشور جهانی حقوق بشر ابزار حقوقی کارآمد هستند، که افکار عمومی مردم جهان را تحت تاثیر قرار خواهد داد. برانگیخته شدن حس همدردی ملّت ها، دولت های متبوعه را مجبور به واکنش سیاسی به سود مردم بی دفاع و صلح جوی ایران خواهد نمود. در نقطه مقابل مبارزه مسالمت آمیز، گزینه مبارزه قهر آمیز علیه قوای حکومتی قرار دارد، که قطعاً توام با تلفات انسانی و مخاطرات غیرقابل پیشبینی خواهد بود. دخالت خارجی هیچگاه جایگزین مناسبی برای مبارزات مردمی نبوده و نتایج آن هرگز مطابق با خواست مردم جامعه نیست. زیرا جنگ، انقلاب نیست. علاوه بر محروم بودن از داشتن احزاب سیاسی فعال مردمی، ملّت متمدن ایران نظر مساعدی نسبت به خونریزی ندارد و از جانب دیگر توان سازمان دادن گروه های مسلح ضد حکومتی را در خود نمی بیند. حال بر فرض اینکه در صورت ادامه وضعیت نابسامان داخلی گروه هایی از جوانان به ستوه آمده متوسل به اقدام های خشونت آمیز علیه قوای سرکوبگر حکومت شوند، تعادل نسبی بهم خورده و جامعه شاهد کشت و کشتار و تخریب و ترور نافرجام و در بدترین حالت جنگ داخلی خواهد بود.
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لیست 10 نفره از "ثروتمندترین افراد" خودساخته در جهان از دید سایت فوربس + (تصویری)
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تلخ تر از زهر؛ با ایران در این ۴۰ سال چه کردید ؟
این عکسی است که در کانال های تلگرامی داخل ایران دست به دست میشود و عده ای میخندند! مثل همیشه......
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۱۹ تصویر از ژست های خاص برخی خوانندگان که از نگاه دوربین ها جا نمانده!
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کتاب خواندند و توسعه یافته شدند؟
شاید شما هم به تکرار، با جمله هایی مواجه شده باشید که با «ملتی که کتاب نخواند....» آغاز می شوند و در ادامه هر نوع عقب ماندگی، فرومایگی و توسعه نیافتگی به نخواندن کتاب ربط داده می شود. در این نوع جمله ها در یک طرف یک ایکس بزرگ به نام کتاب قرار دارد که در واقع معجزه می کند و در طرف دیگر هم چند ایگرگ، که در ظاهر همه آنها از عواقب کتاب نخواندن و به بیان بهتر قهر یک ملت با کتاب است. آیا واقعا اینگونه است؟ آیا به راستی اگر ملتی کتاب بخواند همه مشکلات ریز و درشتش حل خواهد شد؟ آیا مسیر ساده ای بین خواندن کتاب و حل مشکلات رفتاری در زندگی روزمره و مشکلات ساختاری بزرگ تر در جامعه وجود دارد؟ اگر من در اینجا بگویم کسانی که کتاب می خوانند در مقایسه با کسانی که کمتر کتاب می خوانند و یا اصلا کتاب نمی خوانند مشکلات رفتاری کمتری دارند شما موافق خواهید بود؟ اساسا آیا بی شعوری آدمها با کتابخوانی ارتباط معناداری دارد؟ بدون شک پاسخ قطعی به این سوالات نیازمند تحقیقات علمی است و جواب آماده ای برای آنها وجود ندارد ولی حداقل طبق تجارب روزمره نمی توانم در پاسخ به این پرسش ها بگویم بله قطعا! بیایید پرسش را در سطحی کلان تر طرح کنیم. آیا به نظر شما برای مثال توسعه در کشوری مانند ژاپن با کتابخوانی آغاز شد؟ یعنی ژاپنی ها ابتدا میلیون ها جلد کتاب تولید کردند و بعد مردم ژاپن خواندن کتابها را آغاز کردند و پس از مدتی توسعه یافته شدند؟ به نظر این پرسش مهم است. توسعه یافتگی وضعیتی نیست که صرفا با رشد آگاهی عمومی تحقق یابد. توسعه یافتگی مرهون همکاری بخش های مختلف جامعه و به عبارتی همکاری های بینِ بخشی و گسترش روابط بین المللی، تولید یا وارد کردن دانش و البته گسترش آگاهی های عمومی است. به علاوه باید توجه داشت که مورد اخیر، یعنی رشد آگاهی های عمومی نیز صرفا با خواندن کتاب رخ نمی دهد. در واقع ابزارهای ارتباطی مختلفی می توانند به رشد آگاهی های عمومی و گسترش افق دید مردم کمک کنند که تنها یکی از آنها کتاب است. همین پرسش را درباره کشور آلمان نیز می توان طرح کرد. آیا پیشرفت کشور آلمان پس از جنگ جهانی دوم مرهون مطالعه کتاب توسط آلمانی ها بود؟ کتاب خواندند و توسعه یافته شدند؟ بیایید پرسش مان را کمی به زمان های عقب تر سوق دهیم. آیا یکی از دلایل رشد فاشیسم در قبل از جنگ جهانی دوم در آلمان و به قدرت رسیدن هیتلر و تحمیل آن همه ویرانی به جامعه بین المللی به آن دلیل بود که مردم آلمان کتاب نمی خواندند؟ و آیا در صورتی که آلمانی ها کتاب می خواندند فاشیسم در آلمان رشد نمی کرد؟ بدون تردید نمی توان گفت که مردم آلمان در دوران هیتلر کتاب خوان نبودند و اگر کتاب می خواندند هیتلر به قدرت نمی رسید. مهم آن است که در آن دوران آلمانی ها چه کتابی می خواندند. پرسش اخیر بیانگر نکته ای دیگر است. علاوه بر خواندن یا نخواندن کتاب، ظاهرا پرسش مهم دیگر، چه کتاب هایی خواندن است. گاهی اوقات علاوه بر قفسه کتاب های مورد علاقه تان، در سایر قفسه های کتابفروشی های شهر هم گشتی بزنید. کتاب هایی در مقابل چشمانتان قرار می گیرند که حتی عنوان شان شما را صدها سال به عقب پرتاب می کند و وقتی آنها را در دست می گیرید با تعجب متوجه می شوید که دهها بار در تیراژهای بالا چاپ شده اند و خواننده هم دارند. این گروه از مردم هم کتاب می خوانند ولی چه کتابی؟ این نکته را به این دلیل می گویم که نشان دهم موضوع کتابخوانی پیچیدگی های خاص خود را دارد و کتاب همچون قرص معجزه گری نیست که پس از خوردن آن تبدیل به انسان هایی متمدن شویم. نتیجه کتاب خواندن هم می تواند جهالت باشد. امیدوارم این پرسش های مرا به منزلۀ مخالفت با کتاب خواندن یا کم شماری اهمیت کتابخوانی تلقی نکنید. هنوز هم تنها زمانی هیجان زده می شوم که سطری درخشان در کتابی می یابم. هنوز هم «یافتم یافتم هایم» تنها با خواندن کتاب و مواجهه با سطری اثرگذار رخ می دهد. ولی واقعیت آن است که من معتقد نیستم ملتی که کتاب بخواند همه مشکلاتش حل خواهد شد. خلاصه کردن توسعه یافتگی در کتاب را کمی ساده انگارانه می دانم. از کتاب نباید بیشتر از توانش انتظار داشت. جامعه پیچیدگی های خاص خود را دارد. آگاه شدن افراد تنها به ترمیم بخشی از امور کمک می کند و نه همه آنها. شاید خواندن یک کتاب خوب گاهی اوقات حالمان را خوب کند ولی خوب شدن حال جامعه به هزار اما و اگر بستگی دارد. نکته پایانی. کتاب خواندن برای لایه هایی از جامعه (نظیر استادان، پزشکان، سیاستمداران و غیره) نه تفنن، بلکه ضرورت است. پرسش آن است که این لایه ها چقدر کتاب می خوانند و چه کتابهایی می خوانند؟ اساسا کتاب می خوانند؟ ✍️ فردین علیخواه |جامعه شناس|
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زبان مورد تایید مقام معظم / ویدئو
حضرت آقا فرمودن جای رادیو و تلویزیون بگیم رادیان و تلویزان تا فارسی‌تر بشن. https://twitter.com/Wilhelmoff/status/1130963458885857281
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زمان اخاذی ترامپ از کنگره رسیده!
ترامپ جلسه کنگره را که در آن ننسی پلوسی او را متهم به مخفی کردن شواهد کرد، ناگهان ترک کرد و تهدید کرد که تا وقتی دموکراتها دست از تحقیقات در مورد او برندارند، حاضر نیست با آنان بر سر لایحه بودجه عمرانی یک تریلیون دلاری مذاکره کند! خود این کار، یعنی پوشاندن حقیقت که جرم محسوب میشود و اگر کنگره زیر بار این برود، قانون را شکسته!
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دانلود کتاب ممنوعه‌ی خمینی «دیو مقدس»
استان زندگی خمینی هندی زاده و خانواده و اجدادش و چگونگی ترویج شیعه گری توسط انجمن مسلمانان هند. سید مصطفی، پدر روح الله، از کودکی به زراعت و بزچرانی مشغول بود. او در سن ۲۲ سالگی با دختر یکی از مالکین کوچک خمین به نام هاجر احمدی ازدواج می‌کند که از آنها این بچه ها متولد می شوند؛
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آنچه ایرانیان باید درباره سرخپوستان کانادا بدانند (۱)
نخستین گروه اروپایی‌هایی که وارد کانادا شدند، ملوانان «نورس» (Norse، از مردمان اسکاندیناوی) بودند که در حدود سال ۱۰۰۰ میلادی وارد ناحیه‌یی شدند که ما امروز آن را به نام «نیوفاندلند» (Newfoundland، یعنی «سرزمین تازه پیدا شده») می‌شناسیم. آنها زیستگاه‌ها یا قرارگاه‌هایی موقتی بَرپا کردند که یکی از آنها L’Anse aux Meadows (خلیج چتردریایی) در نیوفاندلند است که امروز بقایای آن از جاذبه‌های گردشگری این منطقه است. کاوشگران و ماهیگیران پرتغالی در فاصلهٔ سال‌های ۱۵۰۰ تا ۱۵۲۰ میلادی قدم به سواحل اقیانوس اطلس در سرزمین کانادا گذاشتند، امّا زیستگاه‌های دائمی برپا نکردند. در سال ۱۵۳۴، ژاک کارتیه، دریانورد فرانسوی صلیبی بر خاک شبه‌جزیرهٔ گاسپه (Gaspé) در کرانهٔ جنوبی رودخانهٔ سن‌لورَن (کِبِک کنونی) نشاند و آن سرزمین را مایَملَک پادشاه فرانسه اعلام کرد. زیستگاه‌های اوّلیهٔ فرانسوی‌ها چندان دوام نیاوردند و از هم پاشیده شدند، امّا کشتی‌های ماهیگیری فرانسوی به طور کلی در قرن شانزدهم در سواحل اقیانوس اطلس بسیار فعال بودند. در اوایل قرن هفدهم، در سال ۱۶۰۸، ساموئل دو شامپلِن (Samuel de Champlain) بنیاد شهری را گذاشت که ما امروز آن را به نام «کِبِک سیتی» می‌شناسیم. این شهر که پایتخت «فرانسهٔ جدید» بود، نخستین زیستگاه دائمی اروپایی‌ها در سرزمینی بود که ما امروز آن را کانادا می‌نامیم. نخستین مردمانی که وارد «کانادا»ی امروزی شدند، در حدود ۱۵ تا ۲۰ هزار سال پیش از آسیا به این سرزمین آمدند و در سراسر قارهٔ آمریکا پراکنده شدند. طی چند هزار سال بعدی، این مردمان به اقوام اولیه یا مردمان نخستین (First Nations) گوناگونی متحول شدند که امروز در کانادا زندگی می‌کنند. برای مثال، قوم یا قبیلهٔ «نادِنِه» (Na-Dene) که در حدود ۸۰۰۰ سال پیش از میلاد در بخش اعظم شمال‌غرب قارهٔ آمریکا و نواحی مرکزی آمریکای شمالی ساکن بودند، نیاکان اوّلیهٔ قومی هستند که امروز به زبان «آتاباسکی» (Athabaskan) صحبت می‌کنند. قوم «وِندات» (Wendat یا Wyandot) که امروز به نام «هوران» (Huron) می‌شناسیم، در حدود ۸ تا ۷ هزار سال پیش از میلاد در جنوب اونتاریو ساکن شدند. در منطقهٔ «پرِی‌ری» (Prairies، استان‌های آلبرتا، ساسکاچوان و مَنیتوبا) خیلی از مردمان با فرهنگ‌های گوناگون، برای زندگی و تأمین معاش به شکار بافالو متکی بودند؛ نوادگان آنها امروز همین قوم «کری» (Cree) و دیگر اقوام اوّلیهٔ ساکن قارهٔ آمریکا هستند. در حدود سال‌های ۷۰۰۰ تا ۵۰۰۰ پیش از میلاد، قوم‌های گوناگونی در کرانه‌های غرب کانادا شکل گرفتند که از راه ماهیگیری امرار معاش می‌کردند. در همین دوره، اقوامی در جزیرهٔ ونکوور شروع به شکار نهنگ کردند. اقوام اینوییت (Inuit) و اینو (Innu) در مناطق پیرامون قطب شمال، ریشه‌های تاریخی بسیار کهنی در این مناطق دارند. دیگر قوم‌های اوّلیه، مثل بوئتاک‌های (Beothuk) نیوفاندلند بر اثر توسعهٔ استعمار اروپایی اساساً ریشه‌کن شدند و از میان رفتند. امروزه در حدود ۶۰۰ قوم متفاوت از اقوام اوّلیه در کانادا زندگی می‌کنند که البته خیلی از آنها قبیله‌هایی از یک گروه ملّی‌اند. برای مثال، بیشتر از ده قبیله از ۶۰۰ قبیله‌یی که گفتم، از قوم «کری» هستند. مسئلهٔ «هویت ملّی» مسئلهٔ پیچیده‌یی است. بسیاری از خود سرخ‌پوستان و فعالان حقوق سرخ‌پوستان (از جمله آنها که واژهٔ «بومی» (Indigenous) را ترجیح می‌دهند)، خود را عضوی از اقوام نخستین خاصی می‌دانند که بدان تعلق دارند، تا اینکه خود را «کانادایی» بدانند. اغلب آنها طرف اصلی خود را در رابطهٔ سیاسی، قدرت امپراتوری بریتانیا می‌دانند که معاهده‌های اصلی بین دو «کشور» را با آن امضا کرده‌اند. بعضی از این اقوام، مثل «هایدا»ها، خودشان گذرنامهٔ خودشان را به عنوان مدرک شناسایی و مسافرت‌های بین‌المللی صادر می‌کنند. یا اینکه شش قوم (Six Nations) ساکن در جنوب اونتاریو، کِبک و ایالت نیویورک، مرزهای میان کانادا و آمریکا را به رسمیت نمی‌شناسند، چرا که معاهده‌یی که در دست دارند، به طور اخص حق آنها را برای مسافرت آزادنه و انجام کسب‌وکار در حیطهٔ سرزمین‌های تاریخی خودشان به رسمیت می‌شناسد. بسیاری از اقوام سرخ‌پوست از شرکت در انتخابات فدرال و استانی خودداری می‌کنند چرا که شرکت در چنین انتخاباتی به معنای آن است که هویت خود را به عنوان شهروندان دولت اشغالگر کانادا می‌پذیرند. برخی دیگر، از بعضی لحاظ خود را دارای هویتی «دوگانه» می‌دانند: در درجهٔ اوّل خود را عضو قوم خودشان می‌دانند، و از سوی دیگر خود را شهروند کانادا می‌دانند. ملّت Inuit را طبق قانون فدرال سرخپوستان (Indian Act) که در سال ۱۹۳۹ تصویب شد به عنوان ملّتی جداگانه به رسمیت شناختند. آنها تاریخ، فرهنگ، سرزمین، زبان و هویت ملّی خودشان را دارند. قانون اساسی ۱۹۸۳ کانادا، علاوه بر اقوام اوّلیه (First Nations) و قوم اینوییت، مِی‌تی‌ها را نیز به عنوان یک ملّت بومی مشخص به رسمیت شناخت. مِی‌تی‌ها حاصل ازدواج و امتزاج استعمارگران اروپایی (به‌ویژه تاجران پوست و خز در سرزمینی که بعدها غرب کانادا شد) با بومیان ساکن این سرزمین در قرون ۱۷ و ۱۸ میلادی (سال‌های ۱۶۰۰ و ۱۷۰۰) هستند. در اوایل قرن نوزدهم (سال‌های ۱۸۰۰م) مِی‌تی‌ها دیگر خود را قومی متمایز می‌شناختند، که تاریخ، فرهنگ، سرزمین، زبان (Michif) و پرچم (علامت بی‌نهایت ∞ بر یک زمینهٔ آبی) خودشان را داشتند. می‌تی‌ها برای حفظ شیوهٔ زندگی خاص خود و سرزمین ملّی خود در برابر توسعه‌طلبی استعمار اروپایی در دشت‌های غرب میانهٔ کانادای کنونی (Prairies)، تلاش زیادی کردند. این تلاش و پیکار برای موجودیت، نیروی محرکه‌یی شد برای ورود مَنیتوبا به کنفدراسیون کانادا پس از قیام می‌تی‌ها به رهبری لوییز ری‌یِل (Louis Riel) در «رودخانهٔ سرخ» در سال ۱۸۷۰. در سال ۱۸۸۵، می‌تی‌هایی که از زمین‌های خود در منطقهٔ «رودخانهٔ سرخ» به شمال ساسکاچوان رانده شده بودند، همراه با متحدان‌شان در میان اقوام اوّلیه و برخی از مهاجران ساکن شده، قیام دیگری را علیه دست‌اندازی دولت کانادا به سرزمین‌هایشان به راه انداختند. این قیام در ناحیهٔ Batoche شکست خورد و می‌تی‌ها پراکنده شدند، امّا در قرن بعد، می‌تی‌ها موفق شدند هویت خود را به عنوان یک ملّت دوباره به دست آورند و حفظ کنند. اخیراً یکی از دادگاه حکم داد که مِی‌تی‌ها همچنین حق دارند که خود را «سرخ‌پوست» (Indian) بنامند، امّا پیامدهای این حکم دادگاه هنوز کاملاً مشخص نیست. بومیان در همهٔ استان‌ها و سرزمین‌های کانادا ساکن‌اند و زندگی می‌کنند. بخش عمدهٔ جمعیت نوناووت (Nunavut) در منطقهٔ شمالگان (سرزمین‌های قطب شمال) از ملّت اینوییت هستند که می‌شود گفت که دورافتاده‌ترین منطقهٔ کانادا از شهرهای بزرگ جنوب کشور است. رِزِروِیشِن‌ها (Reservations) یا «زیستگاه‌ها» و شهرک‌های ویژهٔ سکونت بومیان که در عهدنامه‌های میان بومیان و دولت کانادا مشخص شده‌اند و در سراسر خاک کانادا پراکنده‌اند، زمین‌هایی هستند که مالک آنها «دربار سلطنتی» (ملکهٔ بریتانیا) است ولی به طور جمعی و اشتراکی توسط قبیله‌های گوناگون استفاده می‌شوند، اگرچه دولت هارپر نقشه‌هایی برای تسهیل خرید یا اجارهٔ این زمین‌ها توسط شرکت‌های بزرگ و بسازوبفروش‌ها دارد. بسیاری از اقوام اوّلیه نیز دَعوی مالکیت زمین‌هایی را دارند که به نظر آنها در طی بیشتر از ۴۰۰ سال استعمار، به طور غیرقانونی از آنها گرفته شده است. روند رفع اختلاف در مورد ادعاهایی که بومیان نسبت به این زمین‌ها دارند، چه از راه مذاکره و چه از راه دادگاه، روندی بسیار طولانی و پرهزینه بوده است. بیشتر استان بریتیش کلمبیا هرگز از سوی مالکان اولیه به استعمارگران واگذار نشد. به همین دلیل، بومیان و اقوام اولیه و هواداران آنها، زمین‌های دربار سلطنتی یا ملکه (Crown Lands) در این استان را همچنان سرزمین‌های بومی خود می‌دانند؛ البته دولت کانادا در این مورد نظر دیگری دارد. امروزه مذاکره و پرونده‌های قضایی بر سر این سرزمین‌های واگذار نشده همچنان ادامه دارد. برخی از اقوام اوّلیه، مثل Nisgaa در شمال استان، به توافق‌هایی رسیده‌اند، از جمله بر سر شناسایی زمین‌های بیشتری به عنوان زمین‌های بومیان، ولی این روند بسیار بحث‌برانگیز بوده و هست، زیرا بسیاری از مردم بومی معتقدند که چنین توافق‌هایی به حقوق انکارناپذیر ملّی آنها لطمه می‌زند. زمانی که عهدنامه‌های میان استعمارگران اروپایی و اقوام اوّلیه امضا می‌شد، جزو شرایط آن یکی هم اختصاص دادن زمین‌های مشخصی بود برای سکونت و زندگی کردن بومیان. قدیم‌ترین زیستگاه‌ها (که در کانادا به آنها «رِزِرو» هم می‌گویند) در کانادا بر اساس احکام مُبلّغان مذهبی کاتولیک در «فرانسهٔ نو» (کِبِک کنونی) ایجاد شد. زیستگاه‌های بعدی یا از طریق پیمان‌های امضا شده و دیگر اَشکال اِعطایی دربار سلطنتی، یا از راه خرید توسط بومیان با استفاده از پول‌های دریافت شده از واگذاری‌های انجام شده در مستعمرات شرقی بریتانیا، و استان‌های کانادای سُفلی (تقریباً اونتاریوی کنونی) و عُلیا (تقریباً استان‌های شرق اونتاریوی کنونی) ایجاد شد. پس از تشکیل کنفدراسیون [اول ژوییهٔ ۱۸۶۷، روز تولد کانادا]، بعضی از زیستگاه‌ها یا رِزِروها از طریق «پیمان‌های شماره‌بندی شده» ۱۱گانه که گروه‌های قومی اوّلیه به طور مشترک با دولت کانادا امضا کردند، در مناطق وسیع غرب کانادا ایجاد شدند، یا اینکه بر اساس توافق‌های ویژه با قبیله‌های جداگانه برقرار شدند. سال‌ها مردمی که می‌خواستند بین این رزروها سفر کنند، می‌بایست از مقام‌های دولتی اجازهٔ کتبی می‌گرفتند. حاکمان سفیدپوست آفریقای جنوبی، وقتی سیستم آپارتاید «بانتوستان» (یعنی سرزمین مخصوص سیاهان بانتو) را در آن کشور پیاده می‌کردند، ایدهٔ زیستگاه‌ها یا اردوگاه‌های بومی آمریکای شمالی را به دقت مطالعه کردند. به‌رغم جدا بودن [از جامعهٔ پیرامون]، فقر و دیگر مسائل اجتماعی موجود در بسیاری از رزروها، این مناطق اغلب پیوندهای نزدیکی با ریشه‌های فرهنگی و معنوی بومیان دارند، و خیلی از بومیان زندگی در این رزروها را برمی‌گزینند. بعضی‌ها هم برای یافتن کار، یا دسترسی به آموزش و بهداشت و درمان بهتر در شهرها، رزروها را ترک می‌کنند. در حدود نیمی از کل بومیان در رزروها ساکن‌اند، و نیمی دیگر بیرون از رزروها و به طور عمده در شهرهای بزرگ زندگی می‌کنند. بعضی از بومیانی که بیرون از رزروها زندگی می‌کنند، از حق رأی و حقوق دیگر در رِزِرو «موطن» خود برخوردارند، و بعضی دیگر از این حق محروم‌اند. جمعیت ساکن در رزروهای کانادا از چند صد نفر تا ۲ و ۳ و ۴ و ۵ هزار نفر است و جمعیت ساکنان رزروهای بزرگ، به ۱۰ و حتّی ۲۰ هزار هم نفر می‌رسد. تارنمای شهرگان؛ پاسخ های کیمبال کاریو، فعال سیاسی و فعال حقوق بومیان کانادا، ساکن ونکوور در 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سه سحابی رنگین در مرکز کهکشان
این سه سحابی گسیلشی درخشان از هدف‌های دلخواهِ اغلب تورهای رصدی تلسکوپی در صورت فلکی کمان (قوس) و مرکز شلوغ و پرستاره‌ی راه شیری‌اند. در حقیقت، ستاره‌شناس رصدگر پرآوازه‌ی سده‌ی ۱۸، شارل مسیه هم دو تا از این سه سحابی را در فهرست خود ثبت کرده: ام۸، سحابی بزرگِ سمت چپ مرکز، و ام۲۰، سحابی رنگارنگی که بالا، سمت چپ دیده می‌شود. سحابی سوم که سمت راستِ ام۸ جای گرفته و ان‌جی‌سی ۶۵۵۹ نام دارد، با رگه‌های غبار تیره از همسایه‌ی بزرگ‌ترش جدا شده. این سه سحابی پرورشگاه‌های ستاره‌ای در فاصله‌ی حدود ۵۰۰۰ سال نوری زمینند. سحابی بزرگ ام۸ با پهنایی بیش از ۱۰۰ سال نوری، به نام سحابی مرداب هم شناخته می‌شود. نام دیگرِ ام۲۰ هم سحابی سه‌تکه است. رنگ سرخ این سه سحابی دستاورد تابش گازهای برافروخته‌ی هیدروژن است. در سحابی سه‌تکه، رنگ آبی که دستاورد بازتاب نور ستارگان از روی غبار است، پادسانی (تضاد) خیره‌کننده‌ای را با تابش‌های سرخِ آن پدید آورده. این ستارگان آبی‌فام درخشان که تازگی به دنیا آمده‌اند پیرامون آن دیده می‌شوند. این چشم‌انداز رنگین کیهانی در سال ۲۰۱۸ در پارک ملی تیده، جزایر قناری اسپانیا گرفته شد.
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05/22/2019 05:43 PM
تمکین اجباری، تجاوز به زن، و یکی از انواع خشونت علیه زنان
تمکین چیست؟ چرا الزام به تمکین، خشونت علیه زنان محسوب می‎شود؟ آیا با الزام و اجبار به تمکین، کرامت انسانی زن در نظر گرفته شده است؟ آیا رابطه زناشویی بدون رضایت، تمایل، آمادگی روحی، روانی، جسمی، و خواست زن، تجاوز محسوب می‌ شود؟ آیا رابطه زناشویی بدون رضایت، تمایل، آمادگی روحی، روانی، جسمی، و خواست زن، تجاوز محسوب می‌ شود؟ الزام به تمکین و اجبار زن به تمکین کردن از شوهر، بدون در نظر گرفتن آمادگی روحی، روانی، عاطفی و جسمیِ او – یعنی نادیده گرفتن میل و احساس زن- تجاوز به آن زن است. این نوع رابطه جنسی میتواند از لحاظ روحی و حتی جسمی به زن لطمه بزند. حتی گاها ممکن است مرد برای برقراری این نوع روابط جنسی، از خشونت نیز استفاده کند. علاوه بر تمامی اینها، برقراری رابطه جنسی بدون آمادگی روانی، عاطفی و جسمی، می تواند به زن حسِ مورد تجاوز قرار گرفتن را بدهد. در واقع هم تجاوز به جسم و هم تجاوز به روح آن زن است. در این نوع روابط هم جسم و هم روح زن آسیب می‌بیند. بنا بر قوانین، اطاعت از نیازهای غریزی مرد از طرف زن واجب است و نا اطاعتی از آن جرم محسوب می‌شود. در قانون مدنی جمهوری اسلامی برای ضمانت اجراییِ این الزام «پرداخت نفقه» به زن در نظر گرفته شده است. بر اساس این قانون در صورت عدم تمکین زن، مرد می‎تواند نفقه پرداخت نکند. پرداخت نفقه در ازای سکس و داشتن رابطه جنسی و عدم پرداخت آن در صورت نداشتن رابطه جنسی تحقیرآمیزترین حالتِ ممکن برای داشتن یک رابطه است. این قانونِ تحقیرآمیز؛ احساس، علاقه، حرمت، عزت نفس، و کرامت انسانی زنان را نادیده گرفته و رابطه زناشویی را تا سر حد تن فروشی پایین آورده است. سکس در برابر پول و پول در ازای سکس. . . .
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05/22/2019 05:42 PM
ادامه کاهش قیمت گوشت قرمز و مرغ در ایران
مدیرعامل شرکت پشتیبانی امور دام ابران از شرایط متعادل در بازار محصولات پروتئینی خبر داد.
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05/22/2019 05:42 PM
نقشه کشورهایی از جهان که توشون به شکل قانونی می تونین با دادن پول، کلیه یک نفر دیگه رو ازش بخرین
فقط ایران اون وسط می درخشه به خاطر قانون مزخرف جمهوری اسلامی! https://twitter.com/jadi/status/1130430332749131778
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05/22/2019 05:42 PM
مجتهدی که چای دولتی به مزاجش سازگار نمی افتاد.
از شیخ رجبعلی خیاط داستانی در زیر می آوریم که امید است مقبول درگاه حق قرار بگیرد: ۱. شيخ هيچ گاه دعوت دوستان را برای صرف ناهار رد نمی كرد، همچنين گاهگاه غذای بازار را هم مصرف می نمود، با اين حال، از تاثير خوراك در روح انسان غافل نبود و دگرگونيهای روحی را، بعضا ناشی از غذا می دانست. يكبار كه با قطار در راه مشهد بوده است، احساس كوری باطن می كند فورا متوسل می شود و پس از مدتی به وی می فهمانند كه چای قطار را استفاده كرده كه از پول دولت است. ۲. آيت الله فهری نقل می‌كند كه جناب شيخ به ايشان فرمود: روزی برای انجام كاری روانه بازار شدم، انديشه مكروهی در مغزم گذشت، ولی بلافاصله استغفار كردم. در ادامه راه، شترهايی كه از بيرون شهر هيزم می‌آوردند، قطاروار از كنارم گذشتند، ناگاه يكی از شترها لگدی به سوی من انداخت كه اگر خود را كنار نكشيده بودم آسيب می‌ديدم. به مسجد رفتم و اين پرسش در ذهن من بود كه اين رويداد از چه امری سرچشمه می‌گيرد و با اضطراب عرض كردم: خدايا اين چه بود؟ در عالم معنا به من گفتند: اين نتيجه آن فكری بود كه كردی. گفتم: گناهی كه انجام ندادم. گفتند: لگد آن شتر هم كه به تو نخورد! ۳. يكی از ارادتمندان شيخ درباره او نقل میكند كه: شبی در يكی از جلسات- كه در خانه یکی از دوستان شيخ بود- شیخ پيش از آن كه صحبت های خود را شروع كند احساس ضعف كرد و قدری نان خواست، صاحب خانه نصف نان «تافتون» آورد، ايشان آن را ميل كرد و جلسه را آغاز نمود. شب بعد فرمود: ديشب به ائمه (ع) سلام كردم ولی آنان را نديدم، متوسل شدم كه علت چيست؟ در عالم معنا فرمودند: نصف آن نان را که خوردی ضعفت برطرف شد، نصف ديگر را چرا خوردی؟! مقداری از غذا كه برای بدن مورد نياز است، خوردنش خوب است، اضافه بر آن موجب حجاب و ظلمت است.
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05/22/2019 05:42 PM
شیر شتر یک ماده ضد دیابت موثر است؛ این شیر حاوی ..
دیابتی ها به جای شیر معمولی، شیر شتر بنوشند!
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05/22/2019 05:42 PM
شغل مردان ۱۰ برابر مرگبارتر است
در سه دوره بزرگ تاریخ بشر، مردان از دید روانشناسی داروینی، توانستند برای دو رکن اساسی حیات یعنی بقا و تولیدمثل، با وجود رقابت و ریسک، نظم و ترتیب عرفی تنظیم کنند. اما دوره جهانی شدن اقتصاد و دنیای رقابت در سطح جهانی از طریق اینترنت، مردان را واداشت تا برای « موفق بودن از دید تکامل» بیش از همیشه تن به شغل های خطرناک و مرگبار بدهند.
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05/22/2019 05:41 PM
چند بار دستشویی رفتن در روز طبیعی است؟
آیا تا به حال این سوال برایتان پیش آمده که چند بار دستشویی رفتن در روز طبیعی محسوب می شود؟
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05/22/2019 05:41 PM
نگرانی خامنه ای از فرسایش زبان فارسی !
واقعا آدم نمیداند که چه بگوید؟ میلیونها نفر بیکار. تنگنای اقتصادی. تحریمها و آینده مبهم ایران و مخصوصا جوانان. تهدیدات خارجی. تنشهای اجتماعی. این همه مشکلات مملکت را در بر گرفته، بعد مشکل آقا این است که مردم چرا بجای رادیو، از کلمه رادیان استفاده نمیکنند! اخطار میدهد و شدیدا از این مسئله احساس خطر میکند! خامنه ای کلا از واقعیات جامعه دور شده
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05/22/2019 05:41 PM
اقا دیشب تا صبح گریه کردم
وقتی شنیدم حضرت اقا فرمودند تلوزیون را - تلویزان بگیم و رادیو را . رادیان دلم گرفت انهم خیلی گرفت نه کم تازه فهمیدم حضرت اقا که رهبر مسلمین جهان هستند عقلشان را از دست داده اند. که اراجیف میبافن . وای وای خدایا چه مصیبتی بدادمان برس. اخه این همسایه خوب بسیجی من چطور میخواد بروی من نگاه کنه وقتی رهبر عظم الشانش دچار هذیان گویی شده. بدتر از همه اقا این ترامپ دیونه بما میخندند یا او زنکه رئیس جمهور خود خوانده در پاریس وای وای خدایا چرا این همه بلا کم بود که این یکی هم برای ما ملت ایران هدیه دادی . ممنونتم خدایا هزاران مرتبه شکر. برای همین من از وقتی حضرتش این کلمات مزخرف را بیان کردند تا صبح صادق گریه کردم. وای اقا خود منهم مثل اینکه دارم هذیان میگم منو ببخشید ای وطنپرستان عزیز ایران. جانم فدای شما و ایرانم.
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05/22/2019 05:39 PM
«آمدیم تلویزان را از دیوار آویزان کنیم، میزان نبود، افتاد، اشک ما ریزان شد و فریاد از جگرها خیزان
ای که تلویزان به تو زد صد زیان چارزانو شو به پیش رادیان» گلستان، باب دوازدهم: در آداب فنگ‌شویی https://twitter.com/readingferdowsi/status/1130950404928360448
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05/22/2019 05:38 PM
با این سیاست جمهوری اسلامی، برخورد نظامی محدود یا گسترده حتمی است
عبدالرحمن الراشد (شرق الاوسط) – تمام احتمالات برای مقابله نظامی محدود یا گسترده با رژیم ایران به‌خصوص پس از حملات نیابتی اخیر تهران وجود دارد. اما مقابله نظامی چه صورت بگیرد یا نگیرد، عمر رژیم ایران مانند همه رژیم‌های دیکتاتوری از قبیل رژیم صدام حسین و معمر قذافی رو به پایان است. سرنگونی این نوع رژیم‌های تهاجمی که برای بقای خود به فعالیت‌های خصمانه علیه دیگران ادامه می‌دهند، یک ضرورت تاریخی است. البته رژیم‌های دیکتاتوری بقای خود را در بحران و جنگ می‌بینند. رژیم صدام حسین نیز قبل از اینکه مستقیم با ایران وارد جنگ شود تصمیم داشت با سوریه‌ی حافظ اسد بجنگد اما سوریه کوتاه آمد؛ پس عراق کویت را اشغال کرد و در نهایت به دست ایالات متحده آمریکا سرنگون شد. رژیم‌های تهاجمی رفتارهایی دارند که به ندرت می‌توانند از آن رهایی یابند. این رفتارها در نهایت منجر به ویرانی بیشتر و خودکشی رژیم‌های خودکامه می‌شود. همانگونه که برای رژیم آلمان نازی اتفاق افتاد. عملکرد الگوهای دیکتاتوری که نام آنها در بالا آورده شد باعث می‌شود که ما گرفتن تصمیم‌های عقلانی توسط رژیم تهران برای مقابله با چالش‌ و بحران کنونی منطقه را بسیار بعید بدانیم. رژیم تهران با رویارویی افراطی و رفتار خصمانه می‌خواهد با بحران کنونی مقابله کند حال آنکه این نه تنها مشکلی را حل نمی‌کند بلکه باعث بحرانی‌تر شدن اوضاع در منطقه می‌شود. ...
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05/22/2019 11:41 PM
Honda recalls 137,000 SUVs for sudden air bag deployments
Honda Motor Co said on Wednesday it is recalling 137,000 new sport utility vehicles (SUVs) following reports of three injuries tied to sudden air bag deployments in the United States.

05/22/2019 10:15 PM
Asia shares sink to four-month low, yen a safe harbor
Asian shares carved out a four-month trough on Thursday amid worries the Sino-U.S. trade conflict was fast morphing into a technology cold war between the world's two largest economies.

05/22/2019 10:11 PM
Ikea plans to open first Mexico store in 2020
IKEA, the world's largest furniture seller, will open its first store in Mexico next year and plans to launch other stores around the country, the company said on Wednesday, as it expands in Latin America to counter growing competition in its core U.S. and European markets.

05/22/2019 10:07 PM
U.S. lawmakers want to help rural telecoms replace Huawei, ZTE equipment
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday to provide about $700 million in grants to help U.S. telecommunications providers with the cost of removing Huawei equipment from their networks.

05/22/2019 10:02 PM
Uber to open third Latin America support center in Bogota
Ride-hailing app Uber will spend $40 million over five years to open its third support center in Latin America in September in the Colombian capital Bogota, the company said on Wednesday.

05/22/2019 08:11 PM
Uber and Lyft to turn the wheels on car ownership: industry experts
Ride-hailing apps like those of Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc are expected to alter the state of car ownership towards subscription-based services and shared ownership, auto industry experts said at a conference on Wednesday.

05/22/2019 07:45 PM
Natura agrees to buy Avon, creating cosmetics powerhouse
Brazil's Natura SA said on Wednesday it had reached an agreement to buy rival Avon Products Inc via a share swap, creating the world's fourth-largest beauty company with a redoubled focus on direct sales.

05/22/2019 07:21 PM
FAA chief has no timetable for Boeing 737 MAX approval
The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday he does not have a specific timetable to approve Boeing Co's 737 MAX for flight after two fatal crashes since October prompted the plane to be grounded worldwide.

05/22/2019 06:53 PM
Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban as concern grows in U.S. Congress
Amazon.com Inc said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service on Wednesday, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology.

05/22/2019 06:29 PM
Fed's patience on interest rates to last 'for some time'
U.S. Federal Reserve officials at their last meeting agreed that their current patient approach to setting monetary policy could remain in place "for some time," a further sign policymakers see little need to change rates in either direction.

05/22/2019 06:18 PM
U.S. judge appoints Ken Feinberg mediator for Bayer Roundup settlement talks
A U.S. judge on Wednesday appointed prominent attorney Kenneth Feinberg as mediator for court-mandated settlement talks in the federal litigation over allegations that Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused cancer.

05/22/2019 06:05 PM
GM faces pushback on U.S. self-driving vehicle plan
General Motors Co faces pushback over its request that U.S. regulators waive some automobile safety standards to make it possible to deploy a ride-sharing fleet of driverless cars without steering wheels or other human controls.

05/22/2019 06:04 PM
Tesla drops for sixth straight session, down 20% since share offer
Tesla shares extended their recent sell-off on Wednesday after Citi cut its price target on the struggling electric car maker, leaving buyers of its recent share offer, including Chief Executive Elon Musk, $175 million in the hole.

05/22/2019 05:52 PM
FAA chief has no timetable for ungrounding Boeing 737 MAX
The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday he does not have a specific timetable for when the agency may unground the Boeing 737 MAX that has been involved in two fatal crashes since October.

05/22/2019 05:43 PM
United CEO promises to rebook passengers concerned about 737 MAX
United Airlines Chief Executive Oscar Munoz promised on Wednesday to accommodate any passengers concerned about flying Boeing Co's 737 MAX jets once regulators deem the aircraft safe to fly again.

05/22/2019 05:19 PM
Next round of U.S. tariffs on China at least a month away: Mnuchin
The United States is at least a month from enacting its proposed tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese imports as it studies the impact on American consumers, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.

05/22/2019 05:12 PM
Renewed U.S.-China trade tensions push down Wall Street
Wall Street's major indexes dipped on Wednesday as inflamed trade tensions between the United States and China weighed on investor sentiment.

05/22/2019 05:07 PM
Musk's SpaceX sues U.S. Air Force over rocket-building contracts: filings
Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX accused the U.S. Air Force of breaking contracting rules when it awarded money to three rocket makers but passed on Musk's rival bid, and said the tender should be reopened, according to a court filing unsealed on Wednesday.

05/22/2019 04:38 PM
Investors seek safety on threat of wider U.S.-China spat
Global equity markets slid on Wednesday as investors sought safety in bonds, the Japanese yen and Swiss franc amid renewed worries over the U.S.-China trade standoff after reports the United States has another Chinese tech firm in its sights.

05/22/2019 04:38 PM
Chip designer ARM halts work with Huawei after U.S. ban
British chip designer ARM has halted relations with Huawei in order to comply with a U.S. blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese company's ability to make new chips for its future smartphones.

05/22/2019 11:40 PM
'Fortnite' player Tfue presses his esports team to #ReleaseTheContract
Just a couple of days after pro Fortnite player Turner "Tfue" Tenney filed a lawsuit against his esports team FaZe Clan, the gamer himself is speaking out in a new video. As we explained yesterday, Tenney's lawsuit seeks to sever ties with FaZe Clan,...

05/22/2019 11:01 PM
Focals smart glasses put Google Fit data on your face
North's Focals smart glasses can put important data in your eyeline from the gym to the board room. The glasses can sync with Google Fit and Google Slides as a part of recent software updates announced by the company.

05/22/2019 09:49 PM
Beatport's streaming service for DJs sends music directly to decks
DJs are used to lugging their music around on vinyl and less back-breaking external drives, but they soon might not need to bring much of anything for their next gig. Beatport recently introduced its $15 per month Link service that streams tracks dir...

05/22/2019 08:26 PM
Many Google Duplex calls are from real people instead of AI
Google's Duplex reservations might be more widely available, but that doesn't mean the AI is ready to handle every call. The company has confirmed to the New York Times that about 25 percent of the Assistant-based calls start with a human in a call...

05/22/2019 07:18 PM
'Firewatch' publisher's Playdate gaming handheld has a crank
Now here's an entrant in the game console wars that you didn't see coming. Veteran software developer Panic (best known for writing Transmit and publishing Firewatch) has unveiled a handheld game system, Playdate, that aims to break the rules of gam...

05/22/2019 06:19 PM
SpaceX sues over 'wrongly awarded' Air Force rocket contracts
To say that SpaceX was unhappy with losing out on the US Air Force's rocket development contracts would be an understatement. The company has sued the US government under claims that the Air Force "wrongly awarded" contracts to Blue Origin, Northrop...

05/22/2019 05:35 PM
Airbus shares a glimpse of its flying taxi cockpit
Airbus has been working on its Vahana project for years. It's an attempt to create an autonomous passenger drone network that could operate like a flying version of the Waymo's self-driving cars. In January, the company's flying taxi took to the skie...

05/22/2019 04:38 PM
AR porn lenses live on in Snapchat despite ban
Snapchat has deleted Naughty America's account and taken down the X-rated AR lenses it debuted this week. However, the porn studio isn't backing down quietly, as it's distributing the source files and directions for the lenses, and encouraging fans t...

05/22/2019 03:49 PM
Lawmakers call for regulation of facial recognition tech
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for regulations to restrict the use of facial recognition technology before "it gets out of control," according to the Washington Post. Members of the Congressional House Oversight and Reform Committee held...

05/22/2019 03:25 PM
NASA wants you to get your boarding pass to Mars
You probably won't visit Mars for a long time, if ever. You might have a way to go in spirit, though. NASA has introduced a "Send Your Name" campaign that will put your name on the Mars 2020 rover, leaving a long-term record of your name on the Red...

05/22/2019 02:38 PM
Atari shows off joystick and controller for its retro VCS console
When the Atari VCS team decided to remake the retro console, it knew the controllers would be just as important as the box itself. After all, there's no gaming accessory quite as iconic as the Atari CX40 joystick. Earlier this spring, we got a glimps...

05/22/2019 01:55 PM
Amazon investors reject call to limit facial recognition system sales
Amazon shareholders have voted against a proposal to limit the company from selling its facial recognition technology to law enforcement and government agencies. The proposal, which highlighted concerns over the Rekognition system related to "civil a...

05/22/2019 01:33 PM
Why putting googly eyes on robots makes them inherently less threatening
At the start of 2019, supermarket chain Giant Food Stores announced it would begin operating customer assisting robots -- collectively dubbed Marty -- in 172 locations across the East Coast. These autonomous machines may navigate their respective sto...

05/22/2019 01:27 PM
Crowdfunded gaming console Ouya will shut down for good on June 25th
Seven years ago, Ouya was going to change the face of gaming. Now it's dead. Razer, the company that bought Ouya back in 2015, announced today that it will be discontinuing support for the gaming console. Owners of Ouya will have until June 25th to c...

05/22/2019 01:19 PM
Windows 10's Xbox bar helps you find and share games
Windows 10's May 2019 Update includes one more notable feature: an overlay made just for gamers. Microsoft has detailed an Xbox Game Bar that provides quick access to controls and social features while you're playing. Invoke the Win-G keyboard shortc...

05/22/2019 01:11 PM
What’s coming to Netflix in June: ‘Black Mirror’ and the final 'Jessica Jones'
Netflix packed May with new movies like Wine Country, the animated series Tuca and Bertie, a Ted Bundy biopic and more. Now, it's bringing just as much new content and star power to June. In just the first half of the month, Netflix will release seas...

05/22/2019 01:00 PM
One of these models doesn't exist
Virtual humans are gradually scaling the uncanny valley, and like artificial intelligence, they're coming for our jobs. A case in point is Imma, a digital Instagram model who has garnered over 50,000 followers thanks to her (its?) trendy, street-styl...

05/22/2019 12:44 PM
‘Just Cause’ movie is coming from ‘John Wick’ creator
German studio Constantin Film has acquired the film rights to open-world action game Just Cause, and hope to start shooting in 2020, reports Deadline. Derek Kolstad, the creator and writer of the John Wick trilogy, has been tapped to write the script...

05/22/2019 12:29 PM
Consumer Reports: Tesla's automatic lane changes pose safety concerns
We found that Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot has its quirks, but Consumer Reports is... slightly more concerned. The publication has claimed that the latest version of the semi-autonomous driving feature poses "serious safety concerns," making automa...

05/22/2019 12:14 PM
London Underground will track everyone's Tube trip via WiFi
Transport for London, the UK capital's transit authority, will start collecting data on how people move around the Underground system by tracking phones and other connected devices using its extensive WiFi network. The agency's systems will depersona...

05/22/2019 12:00 PM
Mozilla is helping to make web-based VR available to everyone
Even though virtual reality has been in the mainstream for several years now, it's still not very accessible. It often takes trained engineers to create, release and distribute VR content. That could soon change, however, thanks to a new project call...

05/22/2019 11:45 AM
The best lenses for Canon RF mount
Many photographers keep a cheap compact 50mm lens in their bags, but that is not what Canon has made here. The Canon RF 50mm F/1.2 is over 2 pounds and costs more than $2,000, but what you're getting for that is an incredible sharp lens with an ultra...

05/22/2019 11:26 AM
Google Search redesign adds website names and logos to results page
Google is bringing a new Search layout to mobile, and it's rolling out the changes beginning today. Now, when you search on your mobile device, you'll see a website name and logo at the top of each results card. If Google has a "useful ad" to show yo...

05/22/2019 11:11 AM
'League of Legends' might be coming to smartphones
League of Legends might eventually take up residence on fans' iOS and Android homescreens. Developer Riot is said to be working with parent company Tencent on a mobile version of the ultra-popular MOBA.

05/22/2019 11:10 AM
Apple is trying to make web ads truly private
Apple's privacy push is extending to an area where you might not expect it: web ad tracking. The company's John Wilander has outlined a new system, Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, that would help marketers track the success of ads without tr...

05/22/2019 09:49 AM
Biden blasts Trump for saying he 'deserted' Pennsylvania: 'I was 10'

Biden blasts Trump for saying he 'deserted' Pennsylvania: 'I was 10'The former vice president blasted President Trump for telling the crowd at a rally in Pennsylvania earlier this week that he “deserted” them.



05/21/2019 06:02 PM
Hospital that treated baby cut from womb investigated

Hospital that treated baby cut from womb investigatedCHICAGO (AP) — The agency that licenses and inspects health care facilities in Illinois has started an investigation of a suburban Chicago hospital where doctors treated a baby brought in by a woman claiming to be his mother, a spokeswoman for the agency said Tuesday. The woman was charged weeks later with killing the actual mother and cutting the child from her womb.



05/21/2019 02:37 PM
Russian bombers, fighters intercepted off Alaska: US military

Russian bombers, fighters intercepted off Alaska: US militaryUS fighters intercepted six Russian military aircraft in international airspace west of Alaska, and shadowed them until they exited the area, the North American Air Defense Command said Tuesday. The Russian aircraft included two Tu-95 strategic bombers, which were intercepted Monday by two F-22 fighters, the command said. A second group of two Tu-95 bombers and two Su-35 fighters were also intercepted by a pair of F-22 fighters, it said.



05/21/2019 03:11 PM
Researchers say a tiny planet slammed into the Moon a long time ago

Researchers say a tiny planet slammed into the Moon a long time agoEarth's Moon only ever shows us one face. It's locked into its current orientation, with a permanent nearside and farside, but it wasn't until the Apollo missions that scientists were able to see just how different the two sides really are. The nearside, with its sea of dark gray basins standing in contrast to the brilliant white powder that covers the rest of its face, varies dramatically from the farside, which is marked with countless smaller craters in a more uniform distribution.The debate over how the Moon's split personalities developed has raged for decades, but new research seems to indicate that one of the possible explanations does indeed hold water. The theory, that Earth's Moon was struck by a tiny dwarf planet long ago, is the subject of a new research paper published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets.Using computer models to simulate what may have happened to the Moon's surface long ago, researchers suggest the most likely scenario seems to be the collision between the Moon and a very large body. The impact of a dwarf planet as large as 480 miles across would have struck what we see today as the Moon's nearside at a speed of 14,000 miles per hour.This theory stands in contrast to other proposed explanations, including the theory that Earth may have once had not one Moon, but two. The two-moon theory suggests that Earth's moon duo may have at one point collided and merged, leaving the Moon as we see it today looking oddly unsymmetrical.The dwarf planet collision scenario assumes that whatever the body that struck the Moon was, it was in its own path around the Sun and just happened to be in the right place at the right time to strike Earth's natural satellite. This, the researchers say, would also explain why the crust on the farside of the Moon is different than that of its nearside."We demonstrate that a large body slowly impacting the nearside of the Moon can reproduce the observed crustal thickness asymmetry and form both the farside highlands and the nearside lowlands," the paper explains. "Additionally, the model shows that the resulting impact ejecta would cover the primordial anorthositic crust to form a two‐layer crust on the farside, as observed."



05/21/2019 03:03 PM
New Feature on 2020 Chevrolet and GMC Models Won't Let Car Move Till Driver Fastens Seatbelt

New Feature on 2020 Chevrolet and GMC Models Won't Let Car Move Till Driver Fastens SeatbeltThe new tech is called Buckle to Drive, and it rolls out on several Chevrolet and GMC models for 2020 as part of the Teen Driver package.



05/22/2019 11:45 AM
After Huawei, U.S. could blacklist Chinese surveillance tech firm - media

After Huawei, U.S. could blacklist Chinese surveillance tech firm - mediaThe U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision, media reports show, deepening worries that trade friction between the world's top two economies could be further inflamed. The restrictions would limit Hikvision's ability to buy U.S. technology and American companies may have to obtain government approval to supply components to the Chinese firm, the New York Times reported https://nyti.ms/2MfgBS3 on Tuesday. The United States stuck Huawei Technologies on a trade blacklist last week, effectively banning U.S. firms from doing business with the world's largest telecom network gear maker, in a major escalation in the trade war.



05/22/2019 06:39 AM
Iran Says It Will Hit Limit on Nuclear Stockpile in Weeks

Iran Says It Will Hit Limit on Nuclear Stockpile in Weeks“If we were proceeding at the previous speed, it would have taken several months,” said Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, in an interview with Tehran’s Vatan Emrooz newspaper. The 2015 deal cut Iran’s low-enriched uranium by some 97% and capped its stockpile at 300 kilograms (661 pounds). Iran has remained well below that inventory limit for more than a year and had just 203 kilograms on hand during the first quarter, according to monitoring data.



05/21/2019 04:01 AM
Could One of America's Allies Take Down the F-35 Program?

Could One of America's Allies Take Down the F-35 Program?What does America need to save its troubled F-35 stealth fighter?Turkey, that’s what.Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan recently warned that the multinational F-35 program, of which Turkey is a member, would fail if Turkey were excluded. Turkey is facing sanctions, including being dropped from the F-35 program if it goes ahead with purchasing Russia’s S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, which has raised Washington’s fears that F-35 secrets might be leaked to Russia. The U.S. has stopped shipping equipment to Turkey for that nation’s planned purchase of 100 F-35s, while the first two aircraft officially delivered to Turkey are still in the United States.For its part, Ankara is adamant that it has a right to purchase both American stealth fighters and Russian anti-aircraft missiles, despite the fact that the S-400 is one of the most likely Russian weapons to be used against the F-35. “We were surely not going to remain silent against our right to self-defense being disregarded and attempts to hit us where it hurts,” Erdogan said at a Turkish defense trade show. “This is the kind of process that is behind the S-400 agreement we reached with Russia.”“Nowadays, we are being subject to a similar injustice - or rather an imposition - on the F-35s ... Let me be frank: An F-35 project from which Turkey is excluded is bound to collapse completely.”



05/21/2019 12:25 PM
Don't Just Vacation in Any Old Airbnb When You Can Choose One on Wheels

Don't Just Vacation in Any Old Airbnb When You Can Choose One on Wheels



05/21/2019 03:22 PM
HUD Secretary Ben Carson stumped during congressional hearing

HUD Secretary Ben Carson stumped during congressional hearingThe HUD secretary faced a tough hearing before the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday.



05/21/2019 07:35 PM
Abducted Idaho girl found safe in Arizona, suspect jailed

Abducted Idaho girl found safe in Arizona, suspect jailedSURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl abducted from an Idaho fast-food restaurant where she worked was found safe in Arizona on Tuesday and the man accused of taking her was jailed on a $1 million bond, authorities said.



05/21/2019 10:22 PM
N. Korea state media hits out at 'imbecile' Biden

N. Korea state media hits out at 'imbecile' BidenNorth Korean state media on Wednesday slammed former US vice president Joe Biden as an "imbecile" and a "fool of low IQ" after he criticised leader Kim Jong Un. Biden, who served two terms as President Barack Obama's deputy, has been on the campaign trail since announcing last month his candidacy for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2020 presidential election. It accused Biden of "slandering the supreme leadership" of North Korea -- a term usually referring to leader Kim -- and said the former senator had become "reckless and senseless, seized by ambition for power".



05/21/2019 05:16 AM
'Plan B': Huawei's operating system headache after Android ban

'Plan B': Huawei's operating system headache after Android banGoogle's decision to partially cut off Huawei devices from its Android operating system has presented the Chinese tech titan with one of its most dramatic challenges yet: how to keep up with the competition if it cannot use the platform that powers nearly every other smartphone in the world? If it should be the case that we can no longer use these systems (like Android)... we would therefore need to be well-armed," Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Group, told German newspaper Die Welt in an interview published in March. Washington last week imposed a ban on the sale or transfer of American technology to the firm -- which could impact hundreds of millions of Huawei phones and tablets around the world.



05/21/2019 03:35 AM
Multiple funnel clouds spotted in Oklahoma

Multiple funnel clouds spotted in OklahomaAn intense storm system moved across the Southern Plains on Monday, spawning tornadoes that caused scattered damage and a deluge of rain. Areas of Oklahoma and Texas remained under a tornado watch early Tuesday. (May 21)



05/22/2019 11:07 AM
Democrat Cory Booker announces plan to protect abortion rights

Democrat Cory Booker announces plan to protect abortion rightsBooker proposed a new White House Office of Reproductive Freedom, whose mission would be "coordinating and affirmatively advancing abortion rights and access to reproductive health care" across all federal agencies. The announcement came one day after Booker joined several Democratic presidential hopefuls at an abortion rights rally outside the U.S Supreme Court after a series of state laws restricting abortion, including Alabama legislation passed last week that would criminalize virtually all abortions.



05/21/2019 12:03 PM
Farage's Brexit Party to Trounce May, Sporting Index Says

Farage's Brexit Party to Trounce May, Sporting Index SaysPrime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives will win seven, while Labour will take 13 and the Liberal Democrats 12, Sporting Index predicted in an email in London on Tuesday. Sporting Index has had a consistently strong record in predicting some of the key twists and turns of the Brexit saga. Last month, about two hours before the latest vote on May’s Brexit deal, the spread betting firm forecast she’d lose by 60 votes.



05/21/2019 06:32 AM
China's Navy Is Growing So Fast Its Running Out of Names For Its Warships

China's Navy Is Growing So Fast Its Running Out of Names For Its WarshipsChina’s navy has a new problem: not enough names for its rapidly growing fleet of warships.“China is running out of provincial capitals to name new destroyers, and it might have to turn to other big domestic cities, which reflects the country's rapid naval development in recent years,” according to Chinese newspaper Global Times.The People’s Liberation Army Navy recently named its first Type 055 destroyer the Nanchang, which is the capital city of East China's Jiangxi Province.One of the three other Type 055 destroyers will be named Lhasa, the capital of Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, according to Chinese media. That just leaves Nanning and Taipei as the names of provincial capitals for destroyers (Taipei is Taiwan’s capital, though Taiwan has not yet declared independence as a separate nation from China).Which means non-capital cities will have to bequeath their names to Chinese destroyers. The latest destroyer is named Qiqihar, which is a non-capital city in in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. A few ships have been named after major cities, such as the Shenzen, a Type 051 destroyer.“Chinese destroyers and frigates should be named after big and medium Chinese cities, according to the naval vessels naming regulation,” Global Times said. “This means naming of destroyers does not necessarily have to use provincial capitals, as it was a non-binding tradition.”



05/21/2019 06:25 AM
Iran ‘quadruples production’ of enriched uranium amid rising tensions with Trump

Iran ‘quadruples production’ of enriched uranium amid rising tensions with TrumpIran has quadrupled its production of low-grade uranium enrichment amid increased tensions with the United States, nuclear officials have said.Iranian officials stressed the uranium would only be enriched to the 3.67 per cent limit set by the 2015 nuclear deal, making it suitable for civilian nuclear power generation but well below the 90 per cent purity required to make atomic bombs.However, by increasing production Iran will soon exceed the stockpile limit of 300kg.“This is part of Iran’s pushback strategy against the Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign,” Sanam Vakil, a Chatham House expert on Iran, told The Independent. “This is their effort at building up various portfolios that can then be used as leverage or bargaining positions if and when they come back to the negotiating table.”Tehran has set a deadline of 7 July for Europe to set a new terms for the deal after US president Donald Trump withdrew from the deal. It has warned it will enrich to medical grade levels of 20 per cent, closer to the 60 per cent needed for a dirty bomb or the 90 per cent for nuclear war head, if no deal is reached.Ms Vakil said said Iran would probably breach the deal’s stockpile limit in 60 days, “sending a message” to Europe – and Russia and China – that its compliance “can’t be taken for granted anymore”.Former US director of national intelligence James Clapper, speaking to the BBC, played down the uranium announcement, saying ”I don’t know that it’s necessary to go into the panic mode yet”.He warned about the danger of accidental escalation, particularly as both US and Iranian vessels patrol in close proximity in the Strait of Hormuz.“The thing I would be concerned about is some inadvertent incident that could go incendiary,” he said.Tensions in the Middle East have flared after officials in the United Arab Emirates alleged four oil vessels including two Saudi Arabian oil tankers were sabotaged and Houthi rebels allied with Iran launched a drone attack on an oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia. Iran has denied it was behind any of the attacks.The US has ordered B-51 bombers and an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf after warning of unspecified threats from Iran.US president Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would be met with “great force” if it attacked US interests in the Middle East, after a rocket landed near the US Embassy in the Green Zone of Iraq‘s capital Baghdad.No one was reported injured in the rocket attack, which happened days after nonessential US staff were ordered to evacuate from diplomatic posts in the country.Mr Trump told reporters: “I think Iran would be making a very big mistake if they did anything. If they do something, it will be met with great force but we have no indication that they will.”The attacks all followed Mr Trump’s decision to attempt to cut off Iran’s oil exports, roughly a year after he withdrew from the 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and six major powers.Iranian president Hassan Rouhani rejected any talks with the US on Tuesday and called for the government to be given more power to run the sanctions-hit economy in an “economic war”.“Today’s situation is not suitable for talks and our choice is resistance only” state news agency IRNA quoted Mr Rouhani as saying.Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticised the US for sending its aircraft carrier and bombeer group to the region.“Having all these military assets in a small area is in of itself prone to accidents,” he told CNN. “Extreme prudence is required and the United States is playing a very, very dangerous game.”Iraq will send send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help “halt tension” amid fears of a confrontation between the two powers in the Middle East, Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced on Tuesday.He said officials from both countires had informed Iraq they have “no desire to fight in a war” and Iraq is “playing a role to calm the situation”.



05/21/2019 06:30 AM
Comrade Sanders Targets Charter Schools

Comrade Sanders Targets Charter SchoolsFew things offend Bernie Sanders as much as people escaping from command-and-control government systems, even minority students whose parents are desperate to get their kids a decent education.The socialist wants to turn George Wallace on his head and not block black children from attending traditional public schools, but block them from exiting those schools for something better.  The New York Times wrote a long, devastating report the other day on the then-Burlington, Vt., mayor’s love affair with the Sandinistas in the 1980s. So many decades later, his reflex is the same: If the Sandinistas wouldn’t favor it, he’s not inclined to like it much either. That goes for charter schools that, yes, are publicly funded, but still too flexible and unregulated for refined socialist tastes. Over the weekend, Sanders unveiled his education plan. He wants to end for-profit charter schools (about 15 percent of all charters) and impose a moratorium on new public funding of charters, while taking steps to impose a one-size-fits-all regulatory regime on existing charters.Sanders thus seeks to kneecap what has been an astonishingly successful experiment in urban education because it doesn’t fit nicely within his ideological preconceptions.That Sanders says he wants to do this to advance the principle that “every human being has the fundamental right to a good education” is hilariously perverse. The comrades will have a good chuckle over that one.Charter schools aren’t the product of a libertarian conspiracy. They fall short of the vouchers favored by conservatives to allow parents to get access to private schools. Charters receive public money but have more leeway to develop policies outside the regulatory and union straitjacket of traditional public schools. Charters had bipartisan support before a Vermont socialist became one of the party’s thought leaders. Bill Clinton won the first-ever lifetime achievement award from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Promoting charters was a hallmark of Barack Obama’s education agenda and a signature of Cory Booker’s mayoralty in Newark, N.J.Not all charters are created equal. Some don’t serve their students well, especially online charter schools, and the performance of suburban and rural charter schools hasn’t been very impressive. It’s the charter schools in urban areas with the worst traditional public schools that have excelled. According to a well-regarded 2015 study by Stanford’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes, students in urban charter schools got the equivalent of 40 additional days of math instruction and 28 additional days of reading annually. The numbers for African-American students in poverty were even better. Charters in Newark and Boston have seen enormous academic gains.In New York City, the Success Academy founded by Eva Moskowitz — one of the foremost education reformers of our time — has eliminated racial and economic achievement gaps.It’s amazing what schools can do when they impose discipline, have the highest expectations, and focus with a laser intensity on instruction. Anyone interested in the education of minority students should seek to build on these oases of excellence, rather than cut them off. But the teachers unions hate charters, and they are a much more powerful potential cadre in the Sanders “revolution” than poor black kids. Sanders suggests that charter schools somehow increase segregation. This is nonsense, as Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine points out. Urban charter schools reflect the segregation of their neighborhoods where they are located — just like traditional public schools do.The polling shows that minority parents get what Sanders (and white progressives) refuses to understand. A solid majority of black and Hispanic Democrats have a favorable view of charters, while white Democrats have an unfavorable view by a 2-1 margin. It is doubtful how much of his anti-charter agenda Sanders would be able to enact if elected, since much of the action is at the state and local level. That he’s hostile to these schools should, regardless, redound to his shame. © 2019 by King Features Syndicate



05/21/2019 07:48 PM
Gloria Allred Opens Up About Nearly ‘Bleeding to Death’ From Her Illegal Abortion

Gloria Allred Opens Up About Nearly ‘Bleeding to Death’ From Her Illegal AbortionKyle Grillot/ReutersAttorney Gloria Allred took the stage at a pro-choice rally in Manhattan on Tuesday and told a harrowing story about nearly “bleeding to death” after she was forced to get an illegal abortion following a rape in the 1960s.Describing herself as “living evidence of what happens if abortion is criminalized,” Allred said recent anti-abortion legislation in Alabama, Georgia, and Missouri will effectively condemn women and girls to death by leaving them no options other than illegal abortion. While Alabama’s near-total abortion ban stipulates up to 99 year prison sentences for doctors performing abortions, Allred said, “The truth is, the victims are the women and the girls who have to get a back-alley abortion and who are going to be left to die.” The women’s rights lawyer told the crowd in Foley Square that she’d seen firsthand what it was like for women who had no access to abortion in the 1960s. After being raped at gunpoint in Mexico, she said, she traveled back to the United States, found out she was pregnant, and discovered that it was a crime in many states for doctors to perform abortions. “I had to get a back-alley abortion in a bathtub from a person who was not licensed, they were just doing it for the money,” she said. Once she began hemorrhaging, she said, the person who performed the procedure told her it was “[her] problem now.” Allred recalled suffering from a 106-degree fever and being packed in ice once she was hospitalized, all while she was surrounded by other women who were “suffering” from illegal abortions. “The only time a hospital would admit a woman like me was if she was bleeding to death from an abortion,” she said. But even then, she said she was vilified for having gotten the procedure done. “The nurse told me, ‘This should teach you a lesson,’” Allred said. “It taught me abortion should be safe, legal, and accessible!” New Laws in Georgia and Alabama Have Women Panicking They Can’t Get AbortionsAllred told the crowd of demonstrators that women under the jurisdiction of the new anti-abortion laws in Alabama, Missouri, and Georgia will also likely have to turn to back-alley abortions as a means of terminating their pregnancies, claiming the laws will force women into “no-win situations.”“More women died from illegal abortions than men in Vietnam,” Allred said. “Most of these lawmakers signing these bills will never have to get an abortion.”New York mayor and 2020 contender Bill de Blasio also spoke at the rally, describing the lawmakers passing the bills as “right-wing extremists” ignoring the American majority and trying to take the U.S. back to a time of equality “disparity.”“The only person who gets to decide is the woman herself. That is what the American people believe,” de Blasio said. “Women will die because these laws were passed, and that shouldn’t happen in our America… The rights of women are what matter most.”Earlier this month, Alabama’s Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill that would punish doctors for performing abortions with a maximum sentence of 99 years. The law outlaws abortion in all stages of pregnancy and makes no exception in cases of rape or incest. Missouri lawmakers also recently passed a bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, and Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp signed a similar bill.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



05/21/2019 08:20 AM
At least 19 tornadoes touched down from Texas to Oklahoma, causing widespread damage

At least 19 tornadoes touched down from Texas to Oklahoma, causing widespread damageThe biggest threat appeared to be flash flooding from torrential rains that accompanied the storms, forecasters said.



05/21/2019 09:36 AM
AP Explains: How Yemen's rebels increasingly deploy drones

AP Explains: How Yemen's rebels increasingly deploy dronesDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Yemen, the high-pitched whine of drones has been a part of life for over 15 years, ever since the first U.S. drone strike here targeting al-Qaida in 2002. But now, Iran-backed Houthi rebels increasingly deploy drones in Yemen's brutal civil war.



05/21/2019 12:38 PM
Eiffel Tower climber 'admitted to psychiatric unit'

Eiffel Tower climber 'admitted to psychiatric unit'A man, believed to be Russian, who sparked a mass evacuation of the Eiffel Tower by scaling the iconic Paris landmark has been admitted to a psychiatric unit, legal sources said Tuesday. The man caused chaos Monday and the closure of the monument to tourists by spending six hours clinging to the outer metal framework of the Eiffel Tower. An investigation has been opened for unauthorised entry into a cultural monument, a judicial source said.



05/22/2019 06:15 AM
U.S. Democrats to press Trump on paying for infrastructure boost

U.S. Democrats to press Trump on paying for infrastructure boostHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement late on Tuesday that Trump in April had agreed to provide "ideas for pay-fors," a term used in Washington for new taxes or government spending reductions. The pair will be joined by other key Democrats in Congress, including those on committees overseeing infrastructure issues. The Democrats made no mention of Trump's demand on Tuesday that Congress first approve a new North American free trade deal before moving to infrastructure.



05/22/2019 05:29 AM
Will FAA's plan for 737 MAX fly outside US?

Will FAA's plan for 737 MAX fly outside US?Getting Boeing's top-selling 737 MAX back in the skies faces a critical test this week as the company and US regulators each seek to restore their reputations after two deadly crashes. The US Federal Aviation Administration convened a summit of global aviation regulators on Thursday to walk through the steps taken to address concerns with the MAX following criticism the agency dragged its feet on the decision to ground the jets. Most agencies around the world have said little or nothing about the situation since the 737 MAX was grounded following the March 10 Ethiopian Airlines crash, which together with a Lion Air crash in October, claimed 346 lives.



05/21/2019 06:30 PM
View Photos of the 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

View Photos of the 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport



05/22/2019 12:01 PM
Mnuchin Says It’s ‘Unlawful’ to Give Democrats Trump’s Tax Returns

Mnuchin Says It’s ‘Unlawful’ to Give Democrats Trump’s Tax Returns“If I had turned them over, I would have been violating the law,” Mnuchin told the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Richard Neal, has demanded six years of Trump’s personal and business returns under a law allowing him to make such requests.



05/22/2019 06:53 AM
Fears rise China could weaponise rare earths in US tech war

Fears rise China could weaponise rare earths in US tech warThe US has hit China where it hurts by going after its telecom champion Huawei, but Beijing's control of the global supply of rare earths used in smartphones and electric cars gives it a powerful weapon in their escalating tech war. A seemingly routine visit by President Xi Jinping to a Chinese rare earths company this week is being widely read as an obvious threat that Beijing is standing ready for action. Xi's inspection tour "is no accident, this didn't happen by chance," said Li Mingjiang, China programme coordinator at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore.



05/21/2019 02:39 PM
American Airlines blames mechanics for 2,200 flight delays, cancellations, warns of summer travel trouble

American Airlines blames mechanics for 2,200 flight delays, cancellations, warns of summer travel troubleAmerican Airlines says a slowdown by mechanics led to nearly 2,200 flight cancellations, delays since February and has intensified.



05/22/2019 08:03 PM
Google unveils a fresh new look for Search on mobile devices

Google unveils a fresh new look for Search on mobile devicesGoogle unveiled a new look and feel today for the way it presents Google Search results on mobile, and the update has been regarded in a few corners now as somewhat News Feed-like.It's easy to see why that's the case, as the search giant's changes include putting emphasis on a website name and favicon above the search results. Whereas the source of results had previously not been so clearly emphasized, which makes the new design for showing results feel a little like scrolling through a feed of posts from publishers and the like."With this new design, a website's branding can be front and center, helping you better understand where the information is coming from and what pages have what you're looking for," explains Google Senior Interaction Designer for Search Jamie Leach in a company blog post today. "The name of the website and its icon appear at the top of the results card to help anchor each result, so you can more easily scan the page of results and decide what to explore next."The post notes that the refreshed look for what's arguably Google's most important product will start showing up to users over the coming days. As part of the changes, Leach continues, when you search for a product or service and Google feels like it's got a relevant, "useful" ad that would be worth including in the results, you'll now see an ad label in bold at the top of a search results card. The web address will also be included, so you can quickly determine where the information you're seeing is coming from.The other important thing to note about the Google Search refresh on mobile is that this also lays the foundation for Google to add more action buttons and information previews to search results cards, with Google wanting you to be able to now do everything from buying movie tickets to playing podcasts right there from within the results. "Our goal with Search always has been to help people quickly and easily find the information that they're looking for," Leach says. "Over the years, the amount and format of information available on the web has changed drastically -- from the proliferation of images and video to the availability of 3D objects you can now view in AR." Which is why the company thought a "visual refresh" of Search on mobile would do a better job of helping people find the information they need and quickly determine where it came from.



05/21/2019 08:35 PM
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she'd be 'hard pressed' to back Biden in primary

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she'd be 'hard pressed' to back Biden in primaryBernie Sanders appears to be the favorite to secure Ocasio-Cortez’s prized endorsement in the Democratic presidential primaryCongresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez told the Guardian: ‘I’m not close to an endorsement announcement any time soon.’ Photograph: Joshua Roberts/ReutersAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive US congresswoman and social media sensation, has said she would be “hard pressed” to endorse the frontrunner, Joe Biden, in the Democratic presidential primary.The statement is the latest sign of the left’s apathy towards the former vice-president, who has surged ahead of the Senator Bernie Sanders and other rivals in recent polls.Sanders, a self-declared democratic socialist, appears to be the favourite to secure 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez’s prized endorsement but she said she was still some way off making a decision.“I’m not close to an endorsement announcement any time soon,” she told the Guardian on Tuesday. “I’m still trying to get a handle on my job. It seems like ages but I’m just five months in and we have quite some time. The debates are in the summer and our first primary election for the entire country isn’t until next year.” Asked if she would consider endorsing Biden, widely seen as a centrist, Ocasio-Cortez replied: “I’d be hard pressed to see that happen, to be honest, in a primary.”Biden, comfortably leading every opinion poll, came under fire last week when Reuters reported he was pursuing a “middle ground” approach to the climate crisis. He later distanced himself from the implication.Ocasio-Cortez criticised politicians seeking “a middle-of-the-road approach to save our lives”. Sanders, running second in most polls, tweeted that there was “no ‘middle ground’ when it comes to climate policy”.If and when Ocasio-Cortez does endorse a candidate, Sanders probably remains the favourite to secure her support. She was an organiser for his 2016 primary campaign against Hillary Clinton. The pair appeared at a rally in Washington last week to support the Green New Deal climate plan.In a short interview on Tuesday the congresswoman, who has more than 4 million Twitter followers, also reiterated her demand for Donald Trump’s impeachment. “I think that the grounds have been there for quite some time but the case is really getting to a larger point that we haven’t seen before,” she said.Democratic leaders are putting the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, under pressure to move ahead with the process. Ocasio-Cortez added: “I know that the conversation is really changing this week in the caucus and so we’ll see where the speaker lands.”



05/21/2019 06:38 AM
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Restoration Is A Work Of Art

1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Restoration Is A Work Of ArtThe Ford Mustang is an American automotive icon known the world over. Ford’s pony car is the four-wheeled embodiment of the American dream. Petty’s Garage is well-known for its work on modern Mustangs, enhancing their performance and producing limited edition special models.



05/22/2019 01:38 PM
Ukraine's parliament snubs new president on election law

Ukraine's parliament snubs new president on election lawKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers on Wednesday turned down the new president's proposal to amend the election law in a blow to his hopes to get more of his supporters into parliament.



05/22/2019 01:48 PM
FACTBOX-Qualcomm's 'obstinance' needs monitoring - judge

FACTBOX-Qualcomm's 'obstinance' needs monitoring - judgeQualcomm Inc illegally suppressed competition in the market for smartphone chips by threatening to cut off supplies and extracting excessive licensing fees, a U.S. judge ruled, a decision that could force the company to overhaul its business practices. Qualcomm said it will immediately ask the judge to put the decision on hold and seek a quick appeal to the federal appeals court in California. ** "In order to ensure Qualcomm's compliance with the above remedies, the court orders Qualcomm to submit to compliance and monitoring procedures for a period of seven years.



05/22/2019 12:48 PM
Dem. Rep. Accuses DHS Secretary of Choosing to Let Migrant Kids Die: ‘This Is Intentional’

Dem. Rep. Accuses DHS Secretary of Choosing to Let Migrant Kids Die: ‘This Is Intentional’Representative Lauren Underwood (D., Ill.) on Wednesday accused the acting Department of Homeland Security secretary of intentionally implementing border-security policies that would lead to the deaths of migrant children.During his appearance before the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan was asked to explain why five children have died in federal custody after being apprehended at the southern border since December.“These stories are appalling and yet they keep happening,” Underwood said, referring to the recent migrants deaths, as well as reports of inadequate housing and medical care for migrant children apprehended at the border. “Now Congress just provided half a billion dollars in February to address the humanitarian crisis at the border and will soon provide more. Why do these tragedies keep happening?”McAleenan, who succeeded Kirstjen Nielsen in April, responded that the resources provided by Congress are insufficient to address the record number of asylum seekers, many of whom are women and children, arriving at the border each day.“They're happening because the crisis is exceeding the resources provided. That's why we've asked for more and we've asked for more authority to prevent this crisis from happening in the first place and to prevent the children from being placed at risk,” he said.Underwood, a 32-year-old freshman lawmaker, dismissed McAleenan's claims, suggesting instead that he was implementing policies intended to result in the death of children.“People keep dying, sir. People keep dying. So, this is obviously more than a question of resources,” she said. “Congress has been more than willing to provide the resources and work with you to address the security and humanitarian concerns, but at this point, with five kids that have died, 5,000 separated from their families, I feel like — and the evidence is really clear — that this is intentional. It's a policy choice being made on purpose by this administration and it's cruel and inhumane."“That's an appalling accusation and our men and women fight hard to protect people in our custody every single day,” McAleenan responded.> The acting DHS secretary denies the accusation that migrant deaths are "intentional" policy. pic.twitter.com/7xiThg8IVY> > -- VICE News (@vicenews) May 22, 2019Republicans on the panel reacted forcefully to Underwood's assertion. The ranking Republican on the committee, Representative Mike Rogers (R., Mich.) called for a vote to strike her comments from the record. The vote passed 9-7.“You cannot impugn the character of the witness by stating that he intentionally murders children. That is completely inappropriate and her words should be taken down,” Rogers said during the hearing. “She was very explicit.”“It’s absolutely disheartening to see some radical Democrats stoop so low to say that the Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan is murdering children. McAleenan left the private sector to serve his country after the towers fell on 9/11. This is a sad day for America and the Democrat party,” Representative Mark Green (R., Tenn.) said in a statement provided to National Review.On Monday, 16-year-old Carlos Hernandez Vasquez became the fifth migrant child to die in federal custody in the last six months.Vasquez crossed into the U.S. without his parents and died of the flu at a Border Patrol station in Weslaco, Texas after spending a week in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CPB). His death has drawn scrutiny from Democratic lawmakers, who have pointed out that policy dictates he should have been transferred to the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within 72 hours of his apprehension.“Make no mistake: This is a pattern of death. This is an epidemic of death by the Trump administration,” Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas told reporters during a press conference Tuesday. “As I mentioned, nobody had died for ten years. And in the last six months, you've had five deaths.”The Trump administration has for months urged Congress to provide resources for medical care and the construction of housing units that can accommodate the new asylum-seekers arriving at the southern border. The existing detention centers lack the capacity to handle the record influx and were built to accommodate the mostly single men who formerly comprised most of the illegal-migrant population.The administration has also urged Congress to reform the asylum system through legislation in order to limit the number of migrants who must be detained on U.S. soil while their claims are being adjudicated.



05/21/2019 10:26 AM
Pompeo says 'quite possible' Iran behind Gulf incidents

Pompeo says 'quite possible' Iran behind Gulf incidentsUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday it was "quite possible" Iran was responsible for sabotage of Gulf oil interests as he prepared to brief lawmakers on rising tensions. Pompeo cautioned that the United States has not made "a definitive conclusion" that can be presented publicly over mysterious sabotage incidents of oil tankers off the United Arab Emirates or drone strikes on a crude pipeline in Saudi Arabia. "But given all the regional conflicts that we have seen over the past decade and the shape of these attacks, it seems like it's quite possible that Iran was behind these," Pompeo told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.



05/22/2019 02:48 PM
Tale of suicidal 'Handmaid' in New York goes viral

Tale of suicidal 'Handmaid' in New York goes viralA red-cloaked "Handmaid" ready to hurl herself off a Manhattan building, possibly unhinged by recent legislative assaults on the right to abortion? For months now, amid the #MeToo movement and challenges to the right to abortion in the United States and elsewhere, demonstrations by women dressed in costumes inspired by "The Handmaid's Tale" have multiplied. The hit television series based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel evokes a world in which the United States has become a religious dictatorship where fertile women are enslaved and their rape is institutionalized.



05/22/2019 09:35 PM
FAA chief says flying public will regain faith in Boeing jet

FAA chief says flying public will regain faith in Boeing jetFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Public confidence in Boeing's 737 Max jet is "maybe" shaken after two deadly crashes but that will eventually change, said the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration.



05/21/2019 06:49 PM
U.S. eases curbs on Huawei; founder says clampdown underestimates Chinese firm

U.S. eases curbs on Huawei; founder says clampdown underestimates Chinese firmThe U.S. Commerce Department blocked Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from buying U.S. goods last week, a major escalation in the trade war between the world's two top economies, saying the firm was involved in activities contrary to national security. The two countries increased import tariffs on each other's goods over the past two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump said China had reneged on earlier commitments made during months of negotiations. On Monday, the Commerce Department granted Huawei a license to buy U.S. goods until Aug. 19 to maintain existing telecoms networks and provide software updates to Huawei smartphones, a move intended to give telecom operators that rely on Huawei time to make other arrangements.



05/21/2019 07:54 AM
SanDisk 128GB microSD cards are down to the lowest price of 2019

SanDisk 128GB microSD cards are down to the lowest price of 2019The SanDisk 128GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card is the single best-selling microSD card on all of Amazon. And right now, it's down to its lowest price of 2019. Every size SanDisk Ultra microSD card is on sale right now in fact, from 32GB cards for $7.38 all the way up to 400GB cards for an all-time low of $56. The 128GB size will be the most popular option though, so grab one or two now before the price jumps back up.Here are the highlights from the product page: * Ideal for Android-based smartphones and tablets * Transfer read speeds of up to 100MB/s (Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending on host device, interface, usage conditions and other factors.) * Rated A1 for faster app performance (Results may vary based on host device, app type and other factors.) * UHS Speed Class U1 and Speed Class 10 for Full HD video recording and playback (Full HD (1920x1080) video support may vary based upon host device, file attributes, and other factors.) * Shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof, and X-ray-proof (Card only) * 10-year limited manufacturer warranty



05/22/2019 10:52 PM
Trump Spurns Infrastructure Talks With Democrats Over Investigations He Calls ‘Phony’

Trump Spurns Infrastructure Talks With Democrats Over Investigations He Calls ‘Phony’“Get these phony investigations over with,” Trump said he told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday at the White House. Minutes later, reporters were abruptly summoned to the White House Rose Garden, where a podium had been prepared for Trump to speak.



05/21/2019 04:16 PM
Elizabeth Warren calls comedian to give love life advice: 'We have a plan to get my mom grandkids'

Elizabeth Warren calls comedian to give love life advice: 'We have a plan to get my mom grandkids'Elizabeth Warren is the only presidential candidate with a plan for comedian Ashley Nicole Black's love life.That's at least according to Black, who wrote on Twitter that she had a chat with the Democratic presidential candidate had called her up — making good on a weekend tweet from Ms Warren offering to help."Guess who's crying and shaking and just talked to Elizabeth Warren on the phone?!?!? We have a plan to get my mom grand kids, it's very comprehensive, and it does involve raising taxes on billionaires," Black wrote on Twitter, referencing Ms Warren's campaign mantra that she has a "plan for that".The phone call — which the Warren campaign confirmed took place to The Independent — follows after Black jokingly tweeted on Sunday about the dozens of policy proposals Ms Warren has released, and that have come to largely define her campaign."Do you think Elizabeth Warren has a plan to fix my love life," Black tweeted then.Ms Warren's account replied: "DM me and let's figure this out."Ms Warrens' campaign provided no details of what the phone call included. But Black, a comedian who has worked on Samantha Bee's "Full Frontal" television show, provided some context piecemeal in her replies."I'm literally shaking," she wrote in response to one user.It's "like you're talking to someone super smart, who actually cares," she wrote in response to another user, who asked how it feels to speak with Ms Warren. "It was amazing."Finally, a hint at the advice: She said I've [got to] focus on what I've got going for me... that's when I started crying LOL".



05/22/2019 07:29 AM
UPDATE 3-Chip designer ARM halts work with Huawei after U.S. ban

UPDATE 3-Chip designer ARM halts work with Huawei after U.S. banBritish chip designer ARM has halted relations with Huawei in order to comply with a U.S. blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese company's ability to make new chips for its future smartphones. Huawei, in common with Apple Inc and chipmakers such as Qualcomm, uses ARM blueprints to design the processors that power its smartphones. It also licenses graphics technology from the Cambridge-based company.



05/21/2019 02:45 PM
Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban into law. Here's what you need to know

Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban into law. Here's what you need to knowThe ban would be among the strictest in the country, but is expected to quickly be challenged in federal court.



05/21/2019 02:52 PM
Trump says he doesn't want war with Iran. Is John Bolton driving the US into a conflict anyway?

Trump says he doesn't want war with Iran. Is John Bolton driving the US into a conflict anyway?The view that John Bolton is driving Trump into military confrontation with America's principal foe in the Middle East is spreading across the globe.



05/22/2019 11:24 AM
This Is the Secret to Making Your Driveway 10 Times More Beautiful

This Is the Secret to Making Your Driveway 10 Times More Beautiful



05/22/2019 01:43 AM
China's big three airlines seek 737 MAX payouts from Boeing: reports

China's big three airlines seek 737 MAX payouts from Boeing: reportsChina's three biggest airlines have filed claims seeking compensation from Boeing over the grounding and delayed delivery of 737 MAX 8 aircraft following two deadly crashes, Chinese state media reported on Wednesday. The reports in various state-run media that China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Air China would seek payouts from the American aerospace giant come against the backdrop of an escalating US-China trade war. China Southern is Asia's largest carrier by fleet size, China Eastern is the country's number two, while Air China is the state flag carrier.



05/22/2019 02:23 PM
U.S. judge approves PG&E $105 million wildfire assistance fund

U.S. judge approves PG&E $105 million wildfire assistance fundPG&E Corp may set up a $105 million housing fund for victims of 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California, which set records for devastation and were blamed on the utility's equipment, the judge overseeing the investor-owned power producer's bankruptcy ruled on Wednesday. Creditors, which include wildfire victims, are fighting for funds as PG&E navigates bankruptcy stemming from the blazes and as the state plans for increasingly long and dangerous fire seasons its officials attribute to climate change. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali at a hearing approved a motion by PG&E seeking permission to establish the fund for people who lost homes in the fires and were uninsured or have used up or will exhaust their insurance.



05/21/2019 09:17 PM
Murrieta, California residents concerned as illegal immigrants are flown into town

Murrieta, California residents concerned as illegal immigrants are flown into townMurrieta resident Bob Kowell speaks out about migrants being relocated to his city on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'



05/22/2019 06:14 PM
Q&A: The Democratic debate over impeaching President Trump

Q&A: The Democratic debate over impeaching President TrumpWASHINGTON (AP) — An increasing number of House Democrats say they want an impeachment inquiry. But most of them say they aren't ready to seek President Donald Trump's removal from office.