Kamala Harris Wants to Give States Millions to Overhaul Tech

Democratic presidential candidate and California senator Kamala Harris is introducing a bill on Thursday that would give state and local governments access to a pool of $15 million a year in grant funding, which they could use to set up tech teams and overhaul the often outdated tools and websites their constituents use every day. The bill, called the Digital Service Act of 2019, is modeled after the United States Digital Service, an elite team of geeks inside the White House working on ways to make federal government technology less clunky and confusing—and maybe even good. Launched in 2014, USDS is one of the few Obama-era passion projects to survive the Trump administration. Now Harris wants to build on its …

Beto O’Rourke, friend of the fossil fuel industry, is no climate hero | Kate Aronoff

ORourke wants to be everything to everyone. To take a look back at his career, thats an invitation hes extended to the fossil fuel industry We are truly now, more than ever, the last great hope of this Earth, Robert Francis Beto ORourke ended a video announcing his presidential bid. At this moment of maximum peril and maximum potential, lets show ourselves and those who will succeed us in this great country just who we are and what we can do. That sounds pretty green and maybe even refreshing after two years of Donald Trump. But ORourkes candidacy is kind of like the iceberg lettuce of politics. You can load it up with whatever you want, but underneath all the …

March Brexit almost certainly out of reach

MPs vote to seek delay to Brexit Brexit delay: What just happened? The prime minister is accepting she will miss one of the biggest targets she has ever set herself. Tonight’s vote is awkward for another reason, as it again displays the Conservatives’ fundamental divisions. This is more than a quarrel among friends, but a party that is split down the middle on one of the most vital questions this administration has posed, with cabinet ministers, as well as backbench Brexiteers, lining up to disagree with Theresa May. Related Topics Theresa May Brexit Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Listen To This: See It In Your Eyes! – Perez Hilton

Canada in da house! Rapper/singer Belly joined forces with The Weeknd for What You Want. The pop-leaning hip hop song features both men doing their best at being sensitive. This is heterosexual emo! We feel it! Check it out above! Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from Belly! Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Stephen Colbert calls out Trump’s thin response to New Zealand terror attack

The world is still coming to terms with the tragedy of the Christchurch terror attack, including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. However, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert noted that Ardern “made it clear that her country was united,” after the attack by a white supremacist on two mosques in which 50 Muslim worshippers were killed. After the attack, Ardern said she had spoken with President Trump directly, and that he had passed on his condolences to New Zealand. When asked by Trump what offer of support the U.S. could provide, the prime minister simply requested “sympathy and love for all Muslim communities.” “That’s not really Trump’s brand,” said Colbert on Monday night. “Trump has trouble showing love for …

Journalist Waleed Aly Has Heartbreaking Response To New Zealand Shootings

the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Waleed Aly, a host on Network Ten’s “The Project.” an alleged white supremacist killed at least 49 people.  “The most dishonest thing would be to say that I’m shocked,” he added. “I’m simply not. There’s nothing about what happened in Christchurch today that shocks me.” Pittsburgh synagogue and a He said he had gone to a mosque that day, as he does every Friday, and knew “exactly what those moments before the shooting began would have been like.” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has condemned the shootings, saying they constitute a “terrorist attack.” Aly referred to them as “slaughter by appointment” because they occurred during the weekly prayer.  “Don’t change …

Sashimi Artist Designs Incredible Food Art From Raw Fish And Other Edible Ingredients

One culinary artist, going by the handle of mikyoui0, never had a job related to art or design, however, he has a son who he wanted to teach food preparation to and also instill a love for it. He decided to think out of the box and turn the learning process into a fun activity by making art out of food. During the summer of last year, he started working with fish, therefore, it was a perfect opportunity to start the learning process! The artist taught his son how to slice and prepare sashimi and the whole learning process became a fun activity where he was able to make amazing creatures and form excellent art pieces. The fun part is …

Mercury Made Me Do It: Weekend Horoscopes March 14-16 Betches

First of all, let’s start with a reminder that Mercury is still in retrograde. No, that doesn’t mean you can blame that for all of your problems. As tempting as it might be to retreat into your bed for the entire month of March, that might not be the most productive path forward, depending on your sign. Yes, you might still do it anyway, and that’s okay. But this weekend, try to really listen to yourself and decide what your body and spirit needs. That might be a chill weekend on the couch, or you might be f*cking raging for St. Patrick’s Day. Have fun pretending you loooove Guinness! Let’s see how the first planet is going to f*ck up …

Mob Of Chickens Gang Up To Peck Intruder Fox To Death

It’s very hard to take chickens seriously. Every now and again, though, these clucky creatures like to remind us they are not ones to be pushed around. After all, they are descended from dinosaurs. A furious gang of chickens at a poultry farm in France are suspected of killing a fox that snuck into their coop looking for a tasty snack, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports. On the night of March 6, the young fox is thought to have let itself into an indoor chicken coop at an agriculture school in Pontivy, no doubt hoping to find itself some dinner. Unfortunately for the fox, he was met by 6,000 chickens who were in no mood to be messed around with. In scenes that make the French …

With Tech on the Defensive, SXSW Takes an Introspective Turn

The first five days or so of SXSW in Austin are always heavily weighted toward the interactive portion of the conference. The city’s downtown streets swell with lanyard-laden “entrepreneurs” and “founders” wearing that familiar uniform of T-shirts screen-printed with their company’s clever logo, an outfit made professional by throwing a blazer over the ensemble. They bounce from panel to panel and branded “house” to branded “house” (this year, on scooters, so many scooters) hawking their new apps and software products, each promising to be more revolutionary and life-changing and utterly necessary than the next. For years, the unspoken question at the conference seemed to be which company will become SXSW famous, like Persicope, Foursquare, or, most memorably, Twitter? But this …

Kansas DOTs official Twitter account calls Trump a delusional communist

RNC CRITICIZED OVER BETO TWEET The agency announced on Twitter that the tweet was deleted and does not reflect the views of the agency. “The person who sent the tweet is no longer an employee of KDOT,” the tweet read. The Kansas Republican Party sent out a statement questioning Democratic Governor Laura Kelly’s possible influence in the agency. GET THE FOX NEWS APP “Governor Kelly campaigned on bipartisanship but she refuses to negotiate with Republicans in the legislature, and her staff is too busy attacking President Trump on the Kansas taxpayer’s dime,” their statement read. Edmund DeMarche is a news editor for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @EDeMarche. Trending in Politics Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated …

What Happens When We Die – According To My 6 Year Old! | Perez Hilton – Perez Hilton

J.R. Hilton woke up about an hour after going to bed last night because he had a nightmare. We heard him crying in his sleep, so we went to check up on him. He said he needed to go tinkle, so he did – and then he proceeded to tell us that a friend from school told him that his mom says we are reincarnated when we die. He then asked us what we believed. We shared my thoughts. And then he told us what he believes – which is something so wild and fantastical! It went on and on for minutes! We translate in English at the end. Watch! Enjoy! SHARE! And CLICK HERE for info and tickets to …

Senate GOP effort on Trump border wall seems to fall short

After a closed-door lunch, GOP lawmakers predicted the Senate would approve a resolution Thursday annulling the emergency Trump has declared along the border. The Democratic-led House passed the legislation last month, meaning Senate assent would send it to Trump. “It was called turn out the lights, the party’s over,” said Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., recalling a favorite refrain of “Monday Night Football” announcers when a game was out of reach. “Well, that’s appropriate right now.” Republicans hoped Trump would support a separate measure curbing a president’s powers to declare future emergencies. Had he done so, they thought, it would be easier for reluctant GOP senators to support the emergency Trump has proclaimed to steer $3.6 billion more than Congress has …

Beware the ides of March, they say. But why?

(CNN)Every month has an ides, but only March is known for it. Why beware the Ides of March? Politicians, beware the Ides of March The date is marked by bloodshed: it’s most commonly associated with Julias Caesar’s brutal assassination in 44 BC. Caesar’s gruesome death was a pivotal point in Roman history. And William Shakespeare made the event even more famous with his play “Julius Caesar,” in which a soothsayer warns the Roman leader to beware the Ides of March. What happens on this date? Don’t pull a Julius Caesar and ignore bad omens. Over the years, several disasters have struck on this date. Of course, it’s all coincidental. March 15, 1939: Adolf Hitler spurned the Munich agreement and invaded …

Newfound spiders named for ‘Star Wars’ Stormtroopers

Like the Stormtroopers, the spiders “are very similar to each other, with some capacity for camouflage”; the sci-fi soldiers and the newfound spiders are also alike in being somewhat clumsy, according to the study. However, there is no evidence (yet) that the spiders, like their movie namesakes, are terrible at hitting moving targets with a blaster. [9 Animals with ‘Star Wars’-Inspired Names] Stormtroopers are a common sight across the Empire’s conquered worlds in the “Star Wars” universe, and Colombia’s bald-legged spiders turned out to be surprisingly numerous, too. Though the arachnids had never been reported in that country before, the study authors described two species in two previously known genera — Paratropis, Anisaspis— and four in the newfound Stormtropisgenus. All …