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Man serving life sentence writes letter threatening to kill again

9 minutes agoNews : NY Daily News

Darren Witmer, who will die behind bars at the Western Correctional Institution, got up to his old habits with a letter sent to a woman connected to one of his victims.

University of Chicago Bravely Defends Free Speech on Campus

2 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

My friends, have you heard the good news? The University of Chicago has struck a bold blow against the forces of political correctness and the opponents of free speech with a searing letter declaring that it won't be babying its students by sullying syllabi with "trigger warnings." I for one... Continue reading

Michigan sets parole for robo-signer ‘Linda Green'

The only person jailed in connection with a foreclosure forgery scandal that swept through Michigan and the rest of the country after the collapse of the housing bubble spends her days confined to the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Pittsfield Township.

Why Your Eyes Look Red in Photos and How to Prevent It

Nothing like a jarring pair of glowing red eyeballs to ruin the perfect shot. And while it’s a simple enough correction, SciShow explains why it happens in the first place and what you can do to prevent it. Read more...

Escaped convict requests police post a different "wanted photo" of her on social media

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Last Wednesday, Amy Sharp, 18, on the run after escaping a Sydney, Australia correction center, requested on Facebook that police replace a posted photo of her with a different one that she preferred (below). They nabbed her on Friday. (The Guardian)

The Value of Social Proof in Marketing

Social proof can be a powerful marketing tool when used correctly. Here's some key notes from contributor Bryan Kramer.

Tyler Cowen’s guide to Enlightenment

No, that is not enlightenment about life, that is enlightenment about Enlightenment, as in the eighteenth century phenomenon.  P., a loyal MR reader, wrote to me with such a request, noting correctly that “I usually find that broad,Show More Summary

2014-16 Mercedes-Benz C200d recalled for fuel leak fix

12 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 356 of its diesel-powered 2014 to 2016 model-year C200d vehicles over fuel leak concerns. The German manufacturer reports the high-pressure fuel line may not have been correctly manufactured, and as a result could leak fuel. A fuel leak poses a hazard to the driver and other road users. Recalled […]

The Color of Patrimonial Capitalism

By Dedrick Muhammad and Chuck Collins Without a course correction, French economist Thomas Piketty warned, we are hurtling toward a grotesquely unequal future. A future governed by a hereditary aristocracy composed of the progeny ofShow More Summary

Teen escapee has no chill, asks for a better mugshot on Facebook

Like licenses, mugshots aren't known to make people look good. So why not try and change it if you have the opportunity? Police in Australia were on the hunt for 18-year-old, Amy Sharp after she escaped from corrective service officers in Sydney on Aug. Show More Summary

Make Your Own Tiki Cocktails with This Easy Formula

Tiki cocktails have the undeserved reputation of being overly sweet and fruity, but—when done correctly—they are complex, balanced, and super drinkable. Lucky Peach has a simple template to help you construct your very own. Read mor...

On the University of Chicago’s Letter to Students Prospective Donors

The University of Chicago has issued a letter coming out against BIG POLITICALLY CORRECT. I think DeLong is right to subject it to “a hermeneutics of derp:” It seems to me more likely than not that John Ellison is not talking to his future students here. It seems to me that he is more likely […]

Räikkönen: Verstappen actions 'not correct'

Kimi Räikkönen feels that Max Verstappen's driving was "not correct" after the pair went wheel-to-wheel during the Belgian…

Thinking right, execution wrong - Dhoni

India captain MS Dhoni said he had guessed correctly that the final delivery from Dwayne Bravo would be a slower ball but his execution of the shot let him down

University of Chicago Strikes Back Against Campus Political Correctness

Richard Pérez-Peña, Mitch Smith, and Stephanie Saul, reporting for the NYT: The anodyne welcome letter to incoming freshmen is a college staple, but this week the University of Chicago took a different approach: It sent new studentsShow More Summary

Teen fleeing cops uses Facebook to request news stations use a prettier picture of her.

yesterdayHumor / odd : Happy Place

An 18-year-old Australian woman named Amy Sharp escaped a correctional facility in Sydney on August 24, and spent almost three days on the run from police—during which time, she made sure to let 7 News Sydney that they should be using...Show More Summary

What [Update]

2 days agoSports : Deadspin

(Update: A Trump staffer has deleted the tweet, and replaced it with one where Wade’s name is spelled correctly—because, to the Trump campaign, that’s what was wrong with the tweet.) Read more...

FYI : Hillary Will Abolish the Second Amendment

Donald Trump was absolutely correct in his assertion that Hillary Clinton would “essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” & that's why it is critical that she not reach that goal. This post FYI : Hillary Will Abolish the Second Amendment appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

Funny Pictures – August 27, 2016

I did this to our “petty cash” box at work yesterday. via Saw this at a gas station. via My son came home with this. Looks correct to me! via Anxious cucumbers. via What a bargin! via Found this at work the other day. Kind of want to unplug it. via It looked different on […]

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