Category Archives: WORLD INFRACTIONS

WHAT THE HELL???

The US Department of Labor may soon be run by the CEO of a company cited by the agency itself for wage and labor violations, and sued by employees for more of the same last week. Andrew Puzder, a critic of minimum wage increases and US president Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Department of…

via Trump’s labor secretary nominee just got sued for labor violations — Quartz

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FOR THE MODERN WAR MACHINE

Could this be used for our modern day law enforcement?

At first glance, the life of a hagfish—also known as the slime eel—may not seem very inspiring. The blind, jawless fish scours the seafloor in search of dead sea creatures to eat. But when threatened, a hagfish reveals its strange Spider-Man-like power: It spews forth gummy, gelatinous goop that clogs up the predator’s gills, or…

via Slime eels have inspired new materials designed to protect troops in combat — Quartz

LEGAL OR ILLEGAL PRESIDENT ELECT?

I know most people are going to say, “Let it go! He’s already president! Nothing you can do about it!” Well, the reality is that this isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and will keep rearing its ugly head from time to time.  You can’t get rid of it and you won’t get rid of it no matter how annoyed of it you get.  We all better hope that this will be the only issue we will have with Trump, but I feel like this won’t be the last issue; it is only the beginning.

When finally admitting that Russia hacked the US election, Donald Trump insisted on one thing: that it didn’t affect the overall result. A senior member of Congress, Democrat John Lewis, disagrees, telling NBC in an interview that he doesn’t recognize Trump’s victory. “I don’t see the president-elect as a legitimate president,” said Lewis, a legendary…

via “It was a conspiracy”: A leading member of US Congress is calling Trump’s election illegitimate — Quartz

FIGHT RACISM WITHIN YOUR OWN RACE – QUARTZ ARTICLE

Reading this article was pretty interesting and how this might be true.  Putting myself into the mindset of a black man getting constant racism comments and threats (which in reality for me doesn’t happen so no need to worry), I can see how this can be the best way to handle the issue.  Seeing white people going after other white people for racist comments and actions from personal experience, this seems to have more of an affect than blacks or other minority groups going after white people.  Most of us probably don’t want to except this fact in front of us, but the reality is that this could definitely be a battle ground to allow happen.  However, could this be the only way to handle it?  I still think that other groups besides white people can still have an impact on changing minds and hearts, but all in all this fight definitely means we all need to come together and fight this battle on one front.

The specter of ethnic violence hangs over the United States. US president-elect Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric about Muslims, Mexicans and other groups have appealed to white nationalists, and racist attacks appear to be on the rise since his victory. Trump has a track record of encouraging violence [paywall], and minority groups in the US feel…

via Decades of research show that the most powerful strategy to fight racism requires white people — Quartz

TRUMP WINS: A Shocker To Most & Nightmare To Others

“It’s like waking up with a hangover,” says Fabien Moisi from Paris, regarding Trump’s win. Check out the video above to see how people around the world have reacted to Donald Trump’s unexpected win in the 2016 US election. The world, it seems, is as divided as America.

via “It’s like waking up with a hangover”: The rest of the world reacts to Trump’s win — Quartz

WHITE AMERICANS v. MINORITIES – A History You Can’t Ignore and Erase.

The 2016 American presidential campaign has renewed concerns about the specter of violence in American electoral politics. The campaign has been marked by tense—and occasionally violent—altercations between supporters and critics of Republican nominee Donald Trump. Trump encouraged his supporters to “knock the crap” out of protesters, and even suggested he would pay the legal fees…

via White Americans have a very long history of getting violent when minorities exercise their right to vote — Quartz

MEXICO: Contingency Plan for a Trump Presidency.

Okay, if this doesn’t give you some type of pause then I don’t know what to tell you.  I’ve never seen, in my life time that I can remember, of a state or country being in fear to have such a contingency plan for one presidential candidate to win.

Mexico is holding on tight in the event of a Donald Trump presidency. The country has prepared an economic contingency plan to respond to the depressing effect on the Mexican peso if Trump beats Hillary Clinton in the US election. “If the adverse scenario manifests itself, it’s possible that Mexican authorities will respond in some…

via Mexico has an emergency plan for a Trump win — Quartz

WETSUIT: BEAVERS GAVE THEIR LIVES

Wetsuits are typically bulky and heavy, but scientists at MIT studied beavers to create a new rubbery material that could be used to make lighter and warmer wetsuits. Beavers stay warm and dry underwater because their dense layers of fur trap pockets of warm air. Inspired by these creatures, the scientists experimented with different hair…

via MIT scientists are creating a lighter, warmer wetsuit inspired by beavers — Quartz

USED UNDERWEAR INSTEAD OF RENT PAYMENT

London’s mix of blistering property prices and building restrictions has created a dire shortage of housing in the capital. It’s so bad, even a mattress under a set of stairs is not one of the most egregious examples of the city’s insane rental market. But there’s also another, darker side effect of the searing cost…

via If you can’t afford your rent, landlords will accept your used underwear instead — Quartz

GIVING UP ON DONALD TRUMP’S DREAMS!

The politics of the 1990s are really back—not just all the sex talk, but also the spectacle of watching a party come to grips with the fact that its presidential nominee is going to lose. “No blank check” may not sound like much, but it’s a kiss of death for Donald Trump, delivered by none…

via Top Republican Paul Ryan tells his party to give up on a Donald Trump presidency — Quartz