Saturday, August 19, 2017

NYTimes: Counterprotesters Surge Into Boston, Overshadowing Rally

Counterprotesters Surge Into Boston, Overshadowing Rally https://nyti.ms/2vM2FEs

""This city has a history of fighting back against oppression, whether it's dumping tea in the harbor or a bunch of dudes standing around with bandannas screaming at neo-Nazis," said a 21-year-old protester in Boston who would identify himself only as "Frosty" and wore an American flag to obscure much of his face."

Friday, July 28, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Why Instagram Is the Worst Social Media for Mental Health | Time.com

http://time.com/4793331/instagram-social-media-mental-health/

"Instagram is the worst social media network for mental health and wellbeing, according to a recent survey of almost 1,500 teens and young adults. While the photo-based platform got points for self-expression and self-identity, it was also associated with high levels of anxiety, depression, bullying and FOMO, or the "fear of missing out.""

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The Guardian: Ed Sheeran quits Twitter after abuse from trolls

The Guardian: Ed Sheeran quits Twitter after abuse from trolls. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw59n7rDU

"Ed Sheeran has quit Twitter, citing overwhelming abuse from trolls.

The singer, whose album is the year's biggest seller worldwide with 8m copies sold in three months, told the Sun: "I've actually come off Twitter completely. I can't read it. I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things.""


Monday, June 19, 2017

Crews Blast and Burrow Through Snow to Open Yosemite’s Tioga Pass | The California Report | KQED News

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/06/15/yosemite-national-park-tioga-pass-highway-120-season-opening/

""We're almost at the middle of June and we still have lots of passes that aren't open," said Florene Trainor, a spokeswoman for Caltrans.

Few roads traverse the Sierra Nevada, and mountain passes are typically open by Memorial Day.

The road that crosses the Sierra through Yosemite, Highway 120, remained closed this week as crews dig out from snows that topped 20 feet and drifted well over 50 feet.

On a recent day, the park's entrance station at 9,945-foot-high Tioga Pass was buried in snow."

Thursday, June 08, 2017

NYTimes: Comey’s Political Shrewdness Is on Display in Tussle With Trump

Comey's Political Shrewdness Is on Display in Tussle With Trump https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/07/us/politics/trump-fbi-comey.html

"At every turn since his firing, Comey has played his hand perfectly, controlling the narrative and preserving his well-earned reputation for integrity and professionalism, while Trump has only made his situation worse every time opened his mouth or logged onto Twitter," said Dan Pfeiffer, who was a senior adviser to President Barack Obama."