Links and Notes - Tue, Mar 12, 2019

Today is the 30th anniversary of the web. On March 12, 1989, TBL presented his paper, describing the web, I think. But the first web server, web browser, and website that was accessible by others came in 1990 and/or 1991. It seems that the web has three birth dates.

5:36 p.m.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Mar 12, 2019 4:52 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 45 F
Humidity : 40%
Wind Speed : W 8 mph
Barometer : 30.30 in
Dewpoint: 22 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 41 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Mar 12, 2019 4:53 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 43 F
Humidity : 49%
Wind Speed : SSW 10 mph
Barometer : 30.33 in
Dewpoint: 25 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 37 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Mar 12, 2019 5:16 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 44 F
Humidity : 47%
Wind Speed : W 3 mph
Barometer : 30.30 in
Dewpoint: 25 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 43 F

The western part of the northwest corner of Ohio is under a Marginal Risk for severe weather for Thursday.

spc ac 120729

day 3 convective outlook
nws storm prediction center norman ok
0229 am cdt tue mar 12 2019

valid 141200z - 151200z

...there is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms across portions of and al...

strong to severe thunderstorms are possible from the central gulf
coast to the lower ohio valley on thursday.

the potent mid/upper level trough extending from the upper midwest
to the ozark plateau vicinity on thursday morning will migrate
east/northeast across the central u.s. the strong surface cyclone
over ia will weaken some while tracking northeast in tandem with the
mid/upper level trough toward the great lakes. convection will be
ongoing at the beginning of the period along/just ahead of the
surface cold front from near dvn southward along the mid/lower ms
valley. as the boundary shifts eastward through the afternoon and
evening, strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible from the
central gulf coast states toward lake michigan.

...deep south/tn valley vicinity...

mid-to-upper 60s f dewpoints are expected as far north as
western/middle tn through thursday afternoon. ongoing convection and
cloud cover will limit daytime heating. in conjunction with modest
lapse rates, only weak instability is expected. however, shear will
continue to be impressive, even as the surface low and midlevel
trough continue to lift northeast. as a result, a threat for
isolated to widely scattered strong to severe thunderstorms will
exist across the warm sector. flow is expected to be mostly parallel
to the frontal boundary, suggesting mainly linear storm mode leading
to a damaging wind threat. forecast soundings indicate potentially
greater tornado threat (though still low) compared to wednesday
given marginally better moisture and midlevel lapse rates. but given
expected linear storm mode, qlcs mesovortices will be the main
mechanism for severe production across the slight risk area with
damaging wind and perhaps a tornado.

...lower oh valley to lake michigan vicinity...

at least a marginal threat for damaging wind gusts is expected to
extend northward into parts of ky/il/in/oh and southern mi where 50s
to near 60 f dewpoints are expected to materialize. poor lapse rates
and weak instability will limit vigorous updrafts in this location
as well. however, intense shear in the presence of mucape as high
as 500 j/kg could still support a damaging wind threat through
thursday evening as a narrow, but fast-moving line of convection
tracks eastward across the region.

..leitman.. 03/12/2019

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note: the next day 3 outlook is scheduled by 0730z

12:02 p.m.

Barney and I walked late this morning for over 30 minutes. Air temp was about 30 degrees. Firm, dry, frozen ground surface. I saw a male and female AMRO forage on the ground or try to forage. I heard a Killdeer fly over.

Mar 12, 2019 11:52 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 38 F
Humidity : 48%
Wind Speed : W 7 mph
Barometer : 30.39 in
Dewpoint: 20 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 33 F

8:54 a.m.

It's a sunny, cool morning. The sky colors last evening at dusk and this morning at dawn were the crisp, pure, dry, winter-cold sky colors. Pastels. Orange/peach, yellow, green, blue. Sky was clear both times. Gorgeous.

Yesterday morning while taking out the garbage, I heard an EABL flyover. While walking Barney yesterday morning, I heard an AMRO chirp, although I heard AMROs all winter. Soon, I'll see migrating AMRO foraging on the lawns.

Yesterday morning, WBNU and NOCA were singing.

March can be a rocky weather month. We'll be up-and-down this week. Temps were in the low 20s this morning. For Thursday, it's forecast to be windy and warm with temps in the mid to upper 60s and with a chance for thunderstorms. Saturday's high temp is forecast to be in the upper 30s.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Mar 12, 2019 7:52 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 22 F
Humidity : 77%
Wind Speed : Calm
Barometer : 30.38 in
Dewpoint: 16 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Mar 12, 2019 7:53 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 23 F
Humidity : 81%
Wind Speed : SW 3 mph
Barometer : 30.39 in
Dewpoint: 18 F
Visibility : 8.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 19 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Mar 12, 2019 8:36 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 25 F
Humidity : 88%
Wind Speed : Calm
Barometer : 30.39 in
Dewpoint: 22 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Date and Time: 08:45 AM, Tue, Mar 12, 2019
Summary: Clear
Air Temp: 26 F
Dew Point: 21 F
Humidity: 79 %
Wind Direction: West-Northwest
Wind Speed: 5 mph
Wind Gust: 5 mph
Apparent Air Temp: 20 F
Pressure: 30.42 inches
UV Index: Low : 0.0
Cloud Cover: 0 % : Clear
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 4.72 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 115 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: North

Mixed precipitation tomorrow through Monday, with high temperatures peaking at 63°F on Thursday.

Tue, Mar 12, 2019 - Mostly cloudy overnight. Cloud cover: Clear. Precip type: snow. Snow accumulation: 0.04 inches. Precip probability: 6 %. Low temp 34 at 02:00 AM. High temp 46 at 05:00 PM. Dew point 22. Humidity 61. Apparent high temp 43. Wind: West-Southwest at 3 mph. Sunrise: 07:52 AM. Sunset: 07:38 PM. Moon: 0.19 = Waxing Crescent.

Wed, Mar 13, 2019 - Light rain until afternoon. Cloud cover: Cloudy. Precip type: rain. Snow accumulation: 0.0 inches. Precip probability: 79 %. Low temp 47 at 02:00 AM. High temp 49 at 07:00 PM. Dew point 33. Humidity 74. Apparent high temp 45. Wind: South-Southeast at 9 mph. Sunrise: 07:50 AM. Sunset: 07:39 PM. Moon: 0.23 = Waxing Crescent.

Thu, Mar 14, 2019 - Windy throughout the day and rain in the morning and evening. Cloud cover: Mostly Cloudy. Precip type: rain. Snow accumulation: 0.0 inches. Precip probability: 87 %. Low temp 41 at 08:00 AM. High temp 63 at 03:00 PM. Dew point 49. Humidity 79. Apparent high temp 63. Wind: South at 19 mph. Sunrise: 07:49 AM. Sunset: 07:40 PM. Moon: 0.26 = Waxing Gibbous.

Fri, Mar 15, 2019 - Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy until afternoon. Cloud cover: Mostly Cloudy. Precip type: rain. Snow accumulation: 0.0 inches. Precip probability: 36 %. Low temp 32 at 07:00 AM. High temp 48 at 03:00 PM. Dew point 37. Humidity 75. Apparent high temp 41. Wind: West-Southwest at 16 mph. Sunrise: 07:47 AM. Sunset: 07:41 PM. Moon: 0.3 = Waxing Gibbous.

Sat, Mar 16, 2019 - Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Cloud cover: Partly Cloudy. Precip type: snow. Snow accumulation: 0.036 inches. Precip probability: 14 %. Low temp 27 at 07:00 AM. High temp 41 at 05:00 PM. Dew point 25. Humidity 65. Apparent high temp 34. Wind: West-Northwest at 13 mph. Sunrise: 07:45 AM. Sunset: 07:42 PM. Moon: 0.34 = Waxing Gibbous.

Sun, Mar 17, 2019 - Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Cloud cover: Partly Cloudy. Precip type: snow. Snow accumulation: 0.129 inches. Precip probability: 16 %. Low temp 30 at 08:00 AM. High temp 43 at 03:00 PM. Dew point 22. Humidity 61. Apparent high temp 39. Wind: West-Southwest at 2 mph. Sunrise: 07:44 AM. Sunset: 07:43 PM. Moon: 0.38 = Waxing Gibbous.

Mon, Mar 18, 2019 - Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon. Cloud cover: Partly Cloudy. Precip type: snow. Snow accumulation: 0.66 inches. Precip probability: 46 %. Low temp 27 at 08:00 AM. High temp 39 at 05:00 PM. Dew point 25. Humidity 71. Apparent high temp 33. Wind: North-Northeast at 7 mph. Sunrise: 07:42 AM. Sunset: 07:44 PM. Moon: 0.41 = Waxing Gibbous.

Toledo 7-day forecast
Last Update: Mar 12, 2019 5:58 am

Today: Sunny, with a high near 45. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: A slight chance of rain showers after midnight, mixing with snow after 2am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 32. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 7am, then a chance of snow showers between 7am and 8am, then a chance of rain showers after 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 51. South wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers between midnight and 3am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. South wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then a slight chance of showers between 8am and noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Breezy.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

area forecast discussion
national weather service cleveland oh
623 am edt tue mar 12 2019

high pressure over southern ohio will move to the east coast
tonight. deep low pressure will move northeast to the western
great lakes by thursday. the low will force a warm front north
across the local area wednesday followed by a cold front
thursday night. the low pressure system will move well northeast
of the region into quebec by friday night forcing a reinforcing
cold front southeast across the area saturday. high pressure
will move east to the ohio valley by sunday and extend a ridge
north across the local area.

.near term /through wednesday/...
clouds as a result of flow off lake erie continue across
northwest pennsylvania. expecting winds to shift to a westerly
direction this afternoon and this should push the cloud band
east away from the area. otherwise, mostly clear skies expected
today. adjusted cloud cover over the northeast.

previous discussion...

a broad upper level ridge of high pressure will dominate much of
the lower 48 states today through wednesday. in this period,
amplification of the upper level ridge will take place as a
large area low pressure aloft dives into the plains states by
wednesday. as the upper level ridge moves east across the area,
a plume of moisture will move northeast toward the western
portions of the forecast area tonight into wednesday morning.
much of the moisture lifts north of the area and a pseudo dry
slot advances northeast toward the forecast area wednesday
afternoon. this is all in response to an upper level shortwave
that will move northeast across the area late tonight into
wednesday morning. the upper level feature could cause some
light snow/rain shower activity across the west half late
tonight into wednesday morning. as the moisture moves north of
the local area wednesday afternoon, the chances for rain will
diminish through the afternoon. otherwise, the rest of the
forecast area should see fair weather through this period. one
minor exception is lake induced clouds moving southeast across
erie and crawford counties in pennsylvania. cloud deck will
persist through the rest of the morning and begin to dissipate
or shift east as flow becomes more westerly and then southerly
by late today. temperatures today will warm into the 40s; except
upper 30s northeast for highs as the high moves slowly east of
the area starting the transition to some warm air advection.
lows tonight should be similar to this morning`s lows and then
highs by wednesday will climb to about 10 degrees warmer than
today in the warmer air mass.


.short term /wednesday night through friday night/...
by wednesday night the deep low will be across the central plains.
with the initial warm frontal push north of the area, most of
wednesday night aught to be dry. showers with the occluding front
will be making their way across western ohio before dawn thursday.
these will likely come across the area in some decaying form early
thursday as the low level jet weakens. stronger forcing then arrives
for thursday night as a cold front approaches. a few of the
thunderstorms that develop may become rather robust. we will get a
dry break on friday and southwest winds will be breezy. by late
afternoon wrap around moisture will arrive with the upper trough and
will have the chance for showers, and some rain/snow shower mix,
into friday night.

it will be mild wednesday night as we maintain a southerly breeze.
will allow temperatures to hover around 50/upper 40s through the
night. thursday still look for a surge into the 60s. as previous
forecast noted, if we have sunny breaks and less precip thursday,
then temperatures could approach 70. friday temperatures will be a
battle between some sunny breaks and cold advection and likely hold
in the upper 40s for much of the day. by friday night/saturday
morning, temperatures will be pulled back to near 30.


.long term /saturday through monday/...
little change to the long term forecast. in the cold wake of the
system in the short term, lake enhanced snow showers possible for the
snowbelt through saturday with limited/light accumulations. high
pressure and more zonal flow aloft will make for a cool by dry
sunday. light precip may accompany a clipper monday. temperatures
will run below normal through the weekend and into early next week.


.aviation /06z tuesday through saturday/...
dominating high pressure over the area will keep vfr conditions
across the region through today and tonight. some clouds still
remain over the erie terminal around 3500 feet. expecting winds
to shift and push residual lake influence away from erie and the
clouds should shift to the east away from erie terminal.
otherwise, clear skies prevail elsewhere today into the evening.
winds will gradually be shifting from the northwest to the west
and then south during the period. some mid to high clouds will
begin to move into the western portions of the area late
this evening and the rest of the area overnight.

outlook...non-vfr possible thursday. non-vfr friday and friday


high pressure will be overhead today and the wind will reflect this.
as the high shifts east for wednesday southeast flow will result.
the stability of the lake will keep winds capped as deep low
pressure tracks from the central plains to the central great lakes
between wednesday and thursday and warm air gets drawn northward
with a warm front. the cold front is expected to cross the lake
thursday evening with a secondary trough crossing friday late
afternoon. cold advection will come in two waves with one taking
place thursday night. southwest winds on the lake will increase to
around 20 to 25 knots, possibly more. the second surge comes friday
as winds shift to the west and northwest. one last trough crosses
the lake saturday.


.cle watches/warnings/advisories...


near term...lombardy
short term...oudeman
long term...oudeman


Council voted last month to spend $144,300 to contract with a local company to buy the equipment to take all of council’s meeting online.

Council voted Tuesday to approve the contract with Westfield Technologies, based in Gibsonburg, for new audio and visual equipment and to install the system. Westfield Technologies was the lowest out of four bidders.

Author works as pitmaster at Timbers BBQ located in or near Perrysburg. He's a storm chaser and a photographer. He helped create an app to find BBQ eateries nearby. QUE-Finder.

this does not prove warren's point. it proves that warren and the people who agree with her are morons.

"Facebook pulled ads from Sen. Warren's campaign calling for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants, citing policy violations, but is now restoring them"

Curious why I think FB has too much power? Let's start with their ability to shut down a debate over whether FB has too much power. Thanks for restoring my posts. But I want a social media marketplace that isn't dominated by a single censor. #BreakUpBigTech

How come her break-up plan does not include Twitter, which she and the media use?

This is senseless:

But I want a social media marketplace that isn't dominated by a single censor.

That's called the open web, jackass. Facebook controls nothing that I post on my own domain name. These morons do not know that silos can moderate their content however they desire. The morons are too stupid to realize that they can CHOOSE not to use Facebook.

But the morons will claim that they have to use Facebook in order to reach the masses. The morons CHOSE to enable the silos, and now the morons whine about the silos.

Again, these morons ignore the dominance by a few Big Ag companies over our food supply.

"A day after releasing audio of Tucker Carlson's misogynist remarks, Media Matters releases second wave of clips in which he uses racist and homophobic language"

A day after releasing audio of Tucker Carlson making numerous misogynist remarks, Media Matters for America published a new video with clips of the Fox News host using racist and homophobic language to describe Iraqi people, African Americans, gay people and immigrants while speaking on a radio program between 2006 and 2011, according to a report published Tuesday by the nonprofit.

The new audio highlights about a dozen instances of Carlson using racist language on the “shock jock” show, which he apparently called into for about an hour per week. In 2008, Carlson lamented that “everyone’s embarrassed to be a white man,” before stating that white men deserve credit for “creating civilization and stuff.”

In another instance, Carlson is heard saying that Iraq is a “crappy place filled with a bunch of, you know, semiliterate primitive monkeys,” adding, “That’s why it wasn’t worth invading.” That follows a 2006 segment on the show in which Carlson said he had “zero sympathy” for Iraqi people and their culture because they “don’t use toilet paper or forks.”

“They’re just so awful. Just awful,” Carlson said.

A co-host on the show replies: “They’re animals, dude. They are."

In what appears to be commentary on when the United States should remove troops from Iraq, Carlson says, “The second we, I mean they, can just shut the f--- up and obey, is my view.”

In March 2006, Carlson spoke about his desire for a presidential candidate to blame the “lunatic Muslims who are behaving like animals.” That candidate would be “elected king” if they vowed to “kill as many of them as [they] can,” Carlson added.

How is that in jest? How is it taken out of context? I cannot imagine speaking that way, unless it was an actor portraying someone who speaks that way.

Thus far, Carlson has not addressed his actual words. Right-wing nutjobs naturally defend Carlson.

Everyone engages in whataboutism.

Elsewhere in the newly unearthed audio—that ranged in origin from the years 2006 to 2011—Carlson referred to women as “extremely primitive” people who “just need to be quiet and kind of do what you’re told.” He also mocked Elena Kagan, then a Supreme Court nominee, as being “unattractive,” and referred to fellow TV host Alexis Stewart as being “cunty.”

Tucker had the right act that way years ago, and now he has the right to face criticism today. That's free speech.

If Tucker can call women primitive, then people can criticize Tucker.

Why doesn't Tucker explain why he has called women and Iraqis primitive? Why doesn't he explain his version of reality, regarding his comments about others?

Tucker CHOSE to appear on the love sponge show for years. Why?

If Tucker was joking, why say those things even as jokes?

Oh, and there’s one other thing about the misogynistic comments made by Tucker Carlson years ago on a radio show: They’re in character. Because Carlson, the table-setting host of Fox News’s 8 p.m. hour, has long established himself as insensitive to women, sexist, misogynist — the whole putrid scale of scorn.

On Sunday, Madeline Peltz of Media Matters for America surfaced a bunch of comments that Carlson made when he called in to the radio show hosted by Bubba the Love Sponge between 2006 and 2011. After the radio host talked about girls at Carlson’s daughter’s boarding school engaging in sexual experimentation with one another, Carlson said, “If it weren’t my daughter I would love that scenario”; he slimed Arianna Huffington, calling her a “pig”; he referred to Alexis Stewart, the daughter of Martha Stewart, with the c-word; he said, “If [Hillary Clinton] could castrate you, she would.” And many more.

Tucker had the free speech right to make those statements in any manner that he desired, such as in jest [???], but others have the free speech right to criticize Tucker now.

The commentary sounds as if the person saying it doesn’t fear accountability. You know — pick up the phone, spout some misogyny on a radio show and then proceed with your day. That’s just how fluid and glib Carlson sounds in the radio recordings.

And we know from the published record that the Tucker Carlson on the audiotapes is the real Tucker Carlson. There’s a lot more where they came from, in other words. Fox News, too, knew all about it — or, at the least, should have.

Actually, MSNBC had to know about this too, since Tucker worked for MSNBC for some of the years that Tucker appeared on the spongy show.

Weeks ago, the Erik Wemple Blog reported out a story wherein Carlson nearly a decade ago referred to then-Salon Editor in Chief Joan Walsh with the c-word. Ethan Strauss, an intern at Salon, was entrusted with recruiting Carlson to write a piece on then-President Barack Obama. In Strauss’s account, he established a rapport by talking with Carlson about their common roots in Southern California. When the topic shifted back to Salon, that’s when Carlson let loose. “He says at one point that Joan Walsh is such a c---, she’s such a c---.” He also said, in Strauss’s recollection, that Walsh needed to “get f---ed.”

Tucker has the right to be an asshole, and others have the right to spotlight his attitude. He's a right-wing public figure, hosting an alleged "news" show on a right-wing cable infotainment network. If he's a conservative, then he would support the idea of individual responsibility. He's responsible for his comments.

The point, though, is that Fox News was on notice about this incident, and many, many more. They were on the notice about the time when Carlson was working as the top editor of the Daily Caller, that he and his brother teamed up to heap misogynistic scorn on the spokeswoman of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio; they were on notice about the many times that the Daily Caller, under Carlson’s guidance, published sexist stories and blog posts; they were on notice when Carlson heaped sexist condescension on Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca; they were on notice when Carlson talked about how wonderful it must have been for a 15-year-old boy whose teacher performed a lap dance on him.

Brazen stuff from one of the least accountable people in the country’s ruling class. Instead of reckoning with the offensive comments, Carlson seeks to parlay the underlying controversy into better ratings. In doing so, he is following the lead of Fox News’s founder, the late Roger Ailes. Over the years, Fox News has built its audience in scandalous increments: A host or contributor says something dumb or distasteful; liberal America screams its denunciations; Fox News benefits from the conservative counter-reaction to the backlash.

the typical right-wing response seems to attack the criticizers, instead of explaining what Tucker meant when he made his comments.

Tucker can always partner up with spongy if the sponge is still around and start a podcast. He cannot be silenced. He can spout his deranged views elsewhere.

poop-pile political humor.

"DR Congo: Violence may be crime against humanity, UN says"

A UN investigation says violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo last year may amount to crimes against humanity.

It says at least 500 people were killed, including families burnt alive in their homes and a two-year-old who was thrown into a septic tank.

Ethnic violence broke out when one community wanted to bury one of their traditional chiefs on another community's land.

"Venezuela: US withdraws all staff from Caracas embassy"

Vow to rebuild fire-hit Fair Isle Bird Observatory in Shetland

Why a rare owl sparked a news blackout

Two juveniles were charged with felonious assault in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl on Monday.

Officers responded to a person shot about 3:40 p.m. in the 2000 block of Nevada Street in East Toledo. Alexia Carey, 16, was struck in the torso and taken to a nearby hospital. Her grandfather, Charles Barrett, 60, of Toledo, was grazed, remained on scene, and is expected to recover, police said.

Nick Bell, 17, and Aaron Patterson, 17, both of Toledo, were charged with felonious assault, according to the Toledo Police Department. They are scheduled to appear at 9:30 a.m. on March 26 in Lucas County Juvenile Justice Center.

The fatal shooting stemmed from an argument that escalated over social media, resulting in a physical fight on Nevada Street, said Lt. Kevan Toney, Spokesman for the TPD. During the fight, Miss Carey was struck by gunfire and later died at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center.

Last week's rumor is sound more likely this afternoon.

1:42 pm tweet

Don't be surprised if Dorsey's real splash is Odell Beckham, and soon. At least, I won't be.

this is rich.

Old dog, new tricks?

At this point, how can any user trust Facebook to implement changes?

The Editorial Board
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT

More media pile-on. The media wants Big Tech regulated. The media hates Facebook while the media loves to use Twitter.

Last century, did the newspaper whine about its monopoly or near monopoly and price gouging of classified ads in local, daily newspapers?

The Blade's website uses a horrific design, requiring over 400 web requests to read one article. What's going on with all of those web requests? Any nefarious third party ad trackers being used? Where is the Blade's security and privacy audit that explains why a browser needs to make over 400 web requests to download one article?

One of the defining stories of the 21st century has been the erosion of privacy and few entities are as singularly responsible for that degradation as Facebook.

... users shouldn’t hold their breath expecting Facebook to respect their privacy. As the saying goes, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

That's obvious with the way the newspaper industry has failed to adapt to the 21st century.

here we go again, and again, and again, etc.

"Facebook has launched a new funding program for Facebook Watch shows pairing publishers and creators, starting with 12 publishers including BuzzFeed, Condé Nast"

media whines about facebook while partnering with facebook.

the masses prefer facebook. advertisers follow. media follow. and then people get mad because facebook is too popular.

i expect the advertisers to follow the masses to facebook but why do the media enslave themselves to facebook?

why doesn't the media shun facebook for "health" reasons?

"How Publishers Are Using Facebook Groups to Have Frank Discussions With Readers"

more tucker.

Actually, the “hit piece” was nothing more than a series of transcripted remarks that Carlson had uttered between 2006 and 2011 in radio discussions with shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge. In one comment, Carlson used an adjectival form of the c-word to describe the daughter of Martha Stewart; in another, he called Britney Spears and Paris Hilton “the biggest white whores in America”; in yet another, he said, “If [Hillary Clinton] could castrate you, she would”; several are too foul for republication in a family newspaper.

So this must be a new brand of hit piece, one in which the journalist simply quotes someone, word for word, over and over again. As Harry Truman said, "I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.”

good post.

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yawn. tbl's years-long fear-mongering tour continues.

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Here are the trade terms: Giants recieve a first-round pick in 2019 (No. 17 overall), the Browns' second third-round pick this year and S Jabril Peppers, source tells ESPN. Browns get Odell Beckham Jr.

First tweet, I think:

BREAKING: The #Browns have traded for #Giants WR Odell Beckham, sources say. The deal is done. I am not joking.