3) Kindred spirits: It's uniquely possible that Trump sees some of himself in Sanders -- a total political outsider who has long been mocked and dismissed by the so-called elites within the party. Sanders' ability to bend the party to his will over these past four years ("Medicare for All," etc.) is also similar to Trump's hostile takeover of the GOP in 2016. Trump truly does hate people who think they are better than him. And he loves to prove them wrong. Which you can see him believing Sanders is doing, too. … [Read more...] about Why is Donald Trump always defending Bernie Sanders?
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How to make MLB picks on 2020 win totalsThe model also generated huge disparities on other teams, including the Astros. They finished with an MLB-high 107 wins last year before their sign-stealing operation came to light. Oddsmakers set the Astros' 2020 win total at 94.5, and the projection model has a strong opinion on the beleaguered franchise's fortunes. … [Read more...] about 2020 MLB win totals, odds, predictions: Advanced computer model picks under 88.5 for Philadelphia Phillies
"Michelle Wolf doesn't need anyone to defend her, but she is our friend. So just know that when you call her filthy, you are right. She is filthy. And she is mean, which is what we love about her. Because those are wonderful qualities for comedians and terrible qualities for free world leaders." … [Read more...] about Seth Meyers Defends ‘Filthy’ and ‘Mean’ Michelle Wolf Amid White House Correspondents’ Dinner Backlash
In the weeks following the 2009 release of emails, Norfolk Police temporarily drafted in assistance from officers based with the Metropolitan Police's "e-Crime" unit. The National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit, a unit dedicated to policing "domestic extremism", is providing "ongoing assistance" confirmed the police spokeswoman. Evidence submitted by Professor Peter Sommer, a digital forensics expert witness, to the Muir Inquiry in May 2010 also revealed that Norfolk Police had contracted Qinetiq, the global defence and security firm, to aid it in its examination of the UEA server from which the emails were first taken. … [Read more...] about Climate scientists defend work in wake of new leak of hacked emails
She highlights a comment that Roberts made to the BBC, that in 2004 "it usually took a two-person team about three hours to interview a 30-house cluster" (an average of six minutes per house) and that this was "about twice as long" as in 2006. She finds it hard to believe that conducting a serious interview on such an emotional issue could be done so rapidly. The study said the choice of adjacent houses in a cluster was done deliberately for security reasons. "It was felt that the benign purpose of the survey would spread quickly by word of mouth among households, thus lessening risk to interviewers," it said. Hicks wonders whether this created short cuts in which the interviewers did not follow ethical and scientific norms by taking time to explain the survey in a calm atmosphere and get informed consent from every head of household. … [Read more...] about What is the real death toll in Iraq?