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Brush Fire Near Getty Center Threatens Homes and Buildings on L.A.’s West Side

More than 100 firefighters are battling a serious brush fire in Mandeville Canyon near the Getty Center on the Westside of Los Angeles. Just before 1 p.m. Pacific time, a call from 2969 N. Mandeville Canyon Rd. alerted authorities to the fire. Show More Summary

What keeps James Mattis awake at night?

Jim Dickerson at CBS News asked the Secretary of Defense what keeps him awake at night; Speaking to the US Military Academy graduating class, in reference to the war against terror, he said “We Americans are not made of cotton candy...

Memorial Day

I In honor of the men and women of our Armed Forces who served and sacrificed for our great nation, a poetry tribute from the Bunker Poetry page: Russ “Poetrooper” Vaughn Poetry That Ragged Old Flag The ‘Eathen  Dog Faced Soldier In Flanders Fields  The Ballad of the Green Beret Fiddlers’ Green – GarryOwen Charge […]

Sunday Open Thread: Building the Tokyo Monorail

Using the same technology licensed from Alweg, Tokyo’s monorail opened two years after Seattle’s monorail for the 1964 Summer Olympics. It is ten times longer and connects central Tokyo to the airport. There’s that and they also built a bullet train.

What are the political parties proposing for comms issues

As the General Election campaign moves into the final weeks, what are the major parties proposing in respect of communications issues? All the major parties have made promises on broadband, mobile coverage and broadcasting: Broadband The Conservatives remain committed to implementing a ‘high speed’ broadband USO by 2020 and have pledged further fibre investment, while […]

Bulgarian MEP Mariya Gabriel nominated as European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society

Mariya Gabriel MEP has been nominated as the new European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society following an interview conducted by European commission President Jean Claude Juncker. To confirm her appointment as Commissioner, Ms Gabriel faces a hearing by the European Parliament committees that handle digital issues. Key tasks facing the new Commissioner will […]

Online giants face EU crackdown on extreme content

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are facing European laws forcing them to remove hate speech and sexually explicit videos or face steep fines. EU ministers approved proposals from the European Commission, which seek to tackle the rise in objectionable videos on social media platforms. The proposals, which still need to be agreed with the European Parliament, […]

Information Blocking Under Attack: The Challenges Facing EHR Developers and Vendors

By DAVID KIBBE, MD In March 2017 Milbank Quarterly, researchers Julia Adler-Milstein and Eric Pfeifer found that information blocking — which they define as a set of practices in which “providers or vendors knowingly and unreasonably interfere with the exchange or use of electronic health information in ways that harm policy goals” – occurs frequently,

Russia Offers Karakurt Corvettes with Italian 76-mm Gun Mount to India

The Almaz Central Maritime Design Bureau offers an export version of the Project 22800E corvette equipped with Italian-made 76-mm gun mount OTO Melara, diesel engines MTU and radioelectronic weapons Thales, reports Mil.Today referring to the design bureau.

IMDS-2017: Russia to Show Torpedoes for Kilo-Class Subs Importers

The Gidropribor concern will present at least two versatile torpedoes at the upcoming International Maritime Defense Show 2017: the electric telecontrolled TE-2 and the deep-water homing UGST, reported press-service of JSC Tactical Missiles Corporation, the concern?s parent company. These torpedoes can be exported to Indian, Vietnamese and Algerian navies.

Cannes Film Festival Jury: Pedro Almodovar Gets Emotional About ‘120 Beats’, Jessica Chastain Shocked By Portrayal Of Women On-screen & More

The jury deliberations for the 70th Cannes Film Festival winners were “devoid of violence” joked this year’s president Pedro Almodovar. “We always respected other members of the jury, of course, and everyone tried to convince each other,...Show More Summary

Getting granular with the claim that Trump is some media wizard

That our President is a master of media manipulation is a view commonly expressed by American journalists. I doubt it. The post Getting granular with the claim that Trump is some media wizard appeared first on PressThink.

What’s Behind the Spike in Food Allergies?

By BASIL KAHWASH We are surrounded by evidence of the enormous impact food allergies are making in our society. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich, once a staple of elementary school lunchboxes, has been banned in numerous school districts across the country. Candy bars are required to alert consumers about any other products processed in

We can reinvest in social justice by observing our children

We are visiting the grandparents in New York City for spring break.   Spring has been sporadic thus far, more of a series of trailers rather than the feature presentation.   The overhead warming lights and warm air greets us as we escape from the cool evening into the grandparent’s glittery apartment building.  Although this specific location […]

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

8 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

This week, both winning comments on the insightful side came in response to our post about more legislators jumping on the "blue lives matter" bandwagon. Since the top comment was actually further down the same thread as the runner up,...Show More Summary

Memorial Day 2017

Monday, May 329th is Memorial Day in the USA. DID honors those who have given all of their tomorrows in American military service, and will not be publishing. Readers are reminded that in America, the National Moment of Remembrance takes place at 3:00 pm. A survey commissioned by The National WWII Museum in Washington had […]

Gregg Allman Passes

69 years young. Rest in peace, Bluesman.  

Why Is There No Mini Kim Cheese?

Not to spoil your morning coffee break or anything but NDtBF a/k/a Fatty Kim da T’ird has gone and tested another missile, just to impress us that he means bidness. Per the article, with the most recent test launch by Mr. No-Dongatall, the G7 have agreed to increase sanctions against the real-world version of Duloc.  […]

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