>Genetically engineered crops appear to be safe to eat and do not harm the environment, according to a comprehensive new analysis by the advisory group the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
>However, it is somewhat unclear whether the technology has actually increased crop yields.
>The report from the influential group, released on Tuesday, comes as... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>The Biotechnology Innovation Organization, which represents companies that sell genetically modified seeds, said it was “pleased” that the study found “that agricultural biotechnology has many demonstrated benefits to farmers, consumers and the environment.’’
>But Michael Hansen, senior scientist at Consumers Union, which is critical of the crops, pointed to the lack of a significant increase in yield.
>“Despite industry claims, these crops are clearly not the answer... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>A previous report by the groups, released in 2010, found that genetic engineering had provided environmental and economic benefits to American farmers.
>The new report was written by a committee of 20, almost all of them from academia. There was no one from crop biotechnology companies like Monsanto or DuPont on the committee, though some members have developed genetically engineered crops and might have been consultants to the companies.
>The committee examined more than 1,000... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>The committee also looked at the incidence of certain diseases, in some cases comparing rates in North America, where genetically modified crops have been part of the diet since 1996, and Western Europe, where food from biotech crops is not eaten much. It said it found no evidence that the crops had contributed to an increase in the incidence of cancer, obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, autism, celiac disease or food allergies.
>The document also says the regulatory system should be tiered, with potentially riskier... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Now that oppression is rampant on our nation’s campuses, many colleges and universities have established “bias teams” and “diversity officers” whose job it is to root out and eliminate any whiff of patriarchy or disenfranchisement before social justice warriors melt down, safe spaces are invaded and entire campus communities collapse under the weight of their own manufactured outrage.
More: Fat Activist Says ‘Lose Hate, Not Weight’
The University of Minnesota, for example, which just hosted a “fat activist” to help its School of Public Health... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
"There was a social gathering in the dorms and I overheard Jeremy mention that when he was over in India, it was difficult to find a public restroom. Damien said he had the same problem when he was an exchange student in China.
So what? Are they suggesting that people who defecate in private are somehow better than everyone else? This is Western privilege at its worst."
>Apple's market losses have hit epic proportions - explaining why big investors like Warren Buffett and Carl Icahn disagree if the stock is damaged goods - or a steal.
>Investors have seen nearly $240 billion in wealth evaporate in their Apple holdings since the stock hit its closing peak on Feb. 23, 2015, says S&P Global Market Intelligence. >That's a staggering loss rivaling some of the biggest implosions... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>The sheer amount of stock market wealth erased by Apple is staggering as measured by:
>* Exceeding market losses at Enron. The Texas-based energy firm, which once was also a darling with many professional and individual investors, was worth $60 billion at the end of 2000 before it imploded following an accounting scandal and stock investors were wiped out, according to research from Harvard Business School professors Paul Healy and Krishna Palepu. That means Apple investors have lost four times more in paper losses... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>* Ranking among biggest wealth destroyers. The $240 billion lost on Apple makes it the fourth largest market value loss among current members of the Standard & Poor's 500 from their all-time highs to now, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from S&P Global. Cisco Systems (CSCO)'s $419 billion loss from its dot-com bubble top on March 27, 2000 remains the largest amount lost. But Apple's loss even exceeds that on Exxon Mobil (XOM), which has taken a hit from the implosion of oil prices. Shares of Exxon are only down 13%, or $71 billion, from its all-time high in July 2014.
>* Depressing the Dow. Apple has been an unwelcome drag on the Dow Jones industrial average ever since it was added March 19, 2015. During that time, Apple has dropped 26% while the company it replaced, AT&T (T) has jumped 16%. Apple's anchor is a big reason why the Dow is down more than 2% since March 2015, with the stock accounting for about a fourth of the Dow's point loss since joining the average.
>* Recalling past bubbles. It's difficult to compare the Apple implosion with other manias since it's one company while the Internet bubble was characterized by hundreds. But the amount of money lost on Apple’s stock is 20% of the $1.4 trillion value of the Internet bubble near its peak, measured by the USA TODAY Internet 100 on March 2000 of the 83 members with valid historical data. It's important to note that unlike many Internet companies, Apple is highly profitable unlike many dot-coms which imploded. Apple reported a profit of more than $50 billion over the past 12 months.
>Investors can't deny the size of the losses, but many analysts insist it's an opportunity not the start of something worse. The average analyst thinks Apple's stock will be trading for $124 a share in 18 months, which is 31% potential upside. "Its not the first time (Apple stock has) been this inexpensive relative to near-term earnings," McCourt says. "When this last occurred, the optimists were duly rewarded."
>LARGEST MARKET VALUE DECLINES FROM ALL-TIME HIGHS*
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That's right kids now you can use any bathroom or shower you like or else the whole school could lose funding. Have fun teens! http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-to-schools-give-transgender-students-bathroom-rights/ar-BBt14Xp?ocid=spartanntp "The letter to the schools from Washington said that, to get federal funding under existing rules, a school has to agree not to treat students or activities differently on the basis of sex. That includes not treating a transgender student differently from other students of the same gender identity, officials said."
So I had a dream around 8 to 930 where a gigantic "public transportaion" yellow drone with black letters was shot down over my head and crashed in front of me, when I woke up the first thing on bbc was the article of ms804 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36333992
University of Chicago student government representatives are more worried about a food fight with their constituents than the societal problem of mass incarceration.
The General Assembly voted down a resolution to ask the university to bring dining in-house so that it avoids any complicity in the “prison-industrial complex,” and to source more food from local vendors.
It’s another setback for student group The Fight for Just Food (FJF), which staged a fruitless 24-hour hunger strike to convince the university... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The Maroon reported that Mason has said the university is barred from considering “political questions when making institutional decisions” – such as a contractor’s prison ties – because of its Kalven Report, a nearly 50-year-old document that pledges the university to “free inquiry” and “a diversity of viewpoints.”
The university chose Bon Appetit last month after a competitive bidding process, but did not cite Aramark’s prison service as a reason for dumping that company just halfway through its 10-year contract, the Maroon reported.
The... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>45179 They got dropped because Aramark is a shitty company. I mean think about it, the slop they serve at some prisons is laughable, so would you really want to risk OKing those same meals at a college? College is already a prison in some respects, so they should at least make the food above average.
My college food was great early on, then nosedived and you could see the effect it had on the students. Flunking (or even doing well on) a test and then eating a shitty meal kills morale, which young and emotional students... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/05/17/overtime-pay-eligible-employees-workers/84504890/ >Moving to fatten low- and middle-income paychecks that have languished for years, the Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled a long-awaited rule that will make millions of Americans newly eligible for overtime pay. The rule, slated to be formally released Wednesday, would essentially double the threshold at which executive, administrative and professional employees are exempt from overtime pay to $47,476 from the current $23,660. That’s expected to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I don't know how this will strain small businesses, or corporations on the small side. Every small local business I worked for was willing to pay overtime. It is the corporate giants I've worked for that restrict hours and force salary managers to work 50-60 hours a week at no additional pay. As in zero pay, not even overtime.
>>45201 >>45176 It probably won't affect the most-visible small businesses that you're thinking of because the workers in question are more-lucratively-paid anyway - they're lower middle class. We're not talking about a minimum wage errand boy at the doughnut shop.
I would suspect the most likely-to-be-affected small businesses are smalltime contractors that require skilled professionals, like a local land survey business which would make use of professional... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Burlington College announced today that it will close on May 27 after it found itself unable to recover from “the crushing weight of the debt” incurred under Jane O’Meara Sanders, the college’s former president and wife of Bernie Sanders.
At the end of 2010, Ms. Sanders took out $10 million in loans on behalf of Burlington College to purchase a 32-acre swathe of land from the Roman Catholic diocese, which put the land up for sale to help cover the costs of a $17 million sexual-abuse settlement.
Less than a year after leading Burlington College into massive... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'd recommend the Chinese not be so rude next time. Honestly, I don't know why people are getting so worked up about it, the Queen is very politically savvy but making a small comment at a garden party is not going to destroy international relations.
>>43333 yes. what you think can be horribly wrong. thinking wrong is what enables people to murder, rape, and steal. We all have the ability to control our thoughts. The people who do not control their thoughts are controlled by their desires. They are not good people and can be discriminated against freely
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