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Hometown: NE New York
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Journal Archives

Seth Meyers - Omarosa's Secret Recordings, NASA's Probe - Monologue - 8/13/18

Fred Judges a Book by Its Cover: The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis

Fred Armisen guesses the plot of Fiona Davis' The Masterpiece using only the book's cover.

Amber Ruffin Remakes Art Created by Problematic Men

Late Night's Amber Ruffin presents guilt-free alternatives to the art created by problematic men like Woody Allen, Bill Cosby and Picasso.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Aug 14, 2018, 11:12 PM (2 replies)

The Daily Show: Guest Omarosa On Her Secret Tapes & Trump's Biggest Weakness

Omarosa discusses her new book “Unhinged," her secret White House tapes, and the one way to bring Trump down.

Trump Meets His Match In Omarosa - Between the Scenes

Omarosa spent 15 years learning Trump’s tactics and now she’s using them against him.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Aug 14, 2018, 10:28 PM (7 replies)

The Daily Show: The U.S. Space Force, The Gender Chore Gap & The Greatest Missy Elliot Karaoke Ever

Trevor contrasts the way Donald Trump and Mike Pence speak about the Space Force, explores how chores contribute to the pay gap, and praises a woman performing Missy Elliot.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Aug 14, 2018, 10:24 PM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 8/13/18

Omarosa Is Starting To Think Trump Might Be Racist

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman's latest allegations have been met with media coverage, skepticism, and tweets from you know who.

Geography 101: World Maps Trump Can Understand

Welcome to Presidential World Geography 101, the only class with maps designed for the U.S. presidents who refer to Bhutan as 'button' and mispronounce Nepal as 'nipple.'

Inside Kellyanne Conway's Brain

Description: Ever wondered out loud to yourself, 'What is Kellyanne Conway thinking?' Now we know.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Aug 14, 2018, 02:55 AM (11 replies)

U.S. administration's fuel efficiency plan would hurt industry, consumers

This month, the Trump administration issued a notice of proposed rule-making that, if finalized, would cast aside the commitment by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to increase fuel economy and reduce pollution.

In doing so, the administration is on a path that could needlessly upend a regulatory framework that has brought together disparate interests, delivered predictability to automakers, improved cars and reduced pollution.

As such, the proposed new rules run counter to what Ford, General Motors and others across the industry have advocated. In fact, the industry and California appear largely aligned on how to proceed in resetting fuel efficiency standards, and the only missing player is the Trump administration, despite the president's prior direction to his team to negotiate.

Given that, it is not too late for federal agencies to use the regulatory process as intended: for serious stakeholder dialogue. Accordingly, here are three key points that the needed dialogue must recognize:

1. Abandoning the One National Program framework breaks from the program's bipartisan history.

2. The administration's proposal will hurt the U.S. auto industry.

3. The administration uses a range of questionable assumptions that defy common sense, especially regarding safety, to justify this proposal.

Much more: http://www.autonews.com/article/20180813/OEM11/180819978/u-s-administrations-fuel-efficiency-plan-would-hurt-industry

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Aug 14, 2018, 02:22 AM (0 replies)

The evolution of crash testing

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Even as automakers and regulators devote more attention to preventing accidents altogether, crash-testing remains a vitally important part of the industry.

In fact, demand for crash-test services is growing as companies race to develop autonomous and electric vehicles — while freshening their existing fleets to keep up with strong sales — and new competitors in developing nations and the tech sector enter the market or scale up.

Across from the airport here, a $20 million indoor testing center that Calspan Corp. opened in January is busy slamming cars and trucks into various obstacles several times a day. The 58,000-square-foot site, one of the most advanced and secure independent labs in the world, can conduct 1,000 tests a year, five times the number Calspan could handle at the outdoor center it replaced.

Preparing a vehicle is an elaborate, multiday process that involves draining fluids and replacing gasoline with a special dye; coding underbody and interior sections with different paint colors to help identify where they moved on impact; setting seats and seat belts in standardized positions; running "inch tape" down the center of the car and sides to facilitate high-speed video analysis; and installing rugged data instrumentation and dummies.

"You've got to pay attention to details because you only have one chance to get this right," said Gerald Goupil Jr., Calspan's director of crash test operations. "You have to do quality checks so every test comes out perfectly."

Much more: http://www.autonews.com/article/20180812/OEM11/180819972/calspan-crash-test-collision

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Aug 14, 2018, 12:29 AM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers - Rudy Giuliani and Omarosa Cause Problems for Trump: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at Trump's staffing decisions coming back to haunt him as his lawyers fumble their response to the Russia probe and his White House feuds with Omarosa.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Aug 13, 2018, 11:23 PM (4 replies)

The Daily Show: Omarosa's Secret White House Tapes, Between the Scenes

Omarosa's tell-all book tour begins with the release of secret recordings of conversations between her, President Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly. Plus, Ronny Chieng reveals that he’s been collecting secret recordings around the Daily Show office.

Mike Pence and Space Force - Between the Scenes

Mike Pence’s quiet announcement of the Space Force initiative makes Trevor worry about how much the vice president could get away with if he were POTUS.

Betsy DeVos’s Yacht - Between the Scenes

Trevor wonders why Republicans have a problem with immigrants using public benefits but not with Betsy DeVos dodging payment of $2.5 million in taxes on her yacht.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Aug 13, 2018, 11:15 PM (8 replies)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Astroturfing

Organizations can hire fake advocates who create the illusion of real support for their message. It’s a shady practice called astroturfing that can warp the public perception of anything...even astroturfing.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Aug 13, 2018, 01:41 AM (10 replies)

The Daily Show: Emma Gonzalez & Matt Deitsch Discuss the Imporatnce of Voting

Activists Emma Gonzalez and Matt Deitsch explain what drives them to keep fighting for gun control legislation and discuss the importance of voting in the upcoming elections.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Aug 12, 2018, 10:40 PM (6 replies)
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