It’s time to put food policy back on the table

During the farm crisis of the 1980s, an Iowa farmer asked if I knew the difference between a family farmer and a pigeon. When I said no, he delighted in explaining, “A pigeon can still make a deposit on a new John Deere.” That’s funny, except that it really isn’t. Worse, the bitter reality of the tractor joke is still true: The farm crisis has not gone away, though hundreds of thousands of farm families have. The economic devastation in farm country continues unabated as agribusiness profiteers, Wall Street speculators, urban…

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Every Outfit Gigi Hadid Wore to Fashion Week Fall 2017

From ready-to-wear looks to street-style outfits, Gigi Hadid‘s NYFW ensembles made some serious fashion statements. When she isn’t collaborating with designer Tommy Hilfiger, Gig is hard at work on the runway. This fashion week, the coveted model proved her expertise in style through on-point beauty looks and trendsetting outfits. Opening up for Jeremy Scott, the runway pro turned heads in a leopard, multi-printed moto jacket and bell-bottoms that had Jesus’ face printed on the fabric. To finish the piece, she carried a red-and-black metal purse. Talk about a major show stopper. And we…

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Trump’s New Education Secretary Wants More ‘Virtual Schools’ and Her Agency to Be Destroyed

The Trump regime’s newly confirmed pick for Secretary of Education, billionaire Betsy DeVos, is ready to shake up the establishment. How so? By gutting the agency she leads, introducing more “virtual schools,” and overseeing the rise of schools that “haven’t even been invented yet.” What does the last part mean? Damned if we know. In a new interview published this morning, political website Axios asked DeVos about what she expects to get done in the next four years. DeVos, an enemy of public schools, pledged to “slim down the department…

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German parents told to destroy Cayla dolls over hacking fears

An official watchdog in Germany has told parents to destroy a talking doll called Cayla because its smart technology can reveal personal data. The warning was issued by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), which oversees telecommunications. Researchers say hackers can use an unsecure bluetooth device embedded in the toy to listen and talk to the child playing with it. But the UK Toy Retailers Association said Cayla “offers no special risk”. In a statement sent to the BBC, the TRA also said “there is no reason for alarm”. The Vivid…

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Facebook wants users to define ‘objectionable’ content

New York: After facing criticism for its censorship policies, Facebook now wants to empower its users to define what is “objectionable.” In this way the social networking major is eventually empowering them to decide how much nudity and violence they are comfortable seeing, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post. These policies help a user understand what type of sharing is allowed on Facebook and what type of content may be reported to the social media giant and removed. “The idea is to give everyone in the community options for…

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Zuckerberg: My Facebook manifesto to re-boot globalisation

Mark Zuckerberg has revealed deep-seated concerns that the tide is turning against globalisation. In an interview with the BBC, the Facebook founder said that fake news, polarised views and “filter bubbles” were damaging “common understanding”. He said people had been left behind by global growth, sparking demands to “withdraw” from the “connected world”. In a call to action, he said people must not “sit around and be upset”, but act to build “social infrastructures”. “When I started Facebook, the mission of connecting the world was not controversial,” he told me….

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Mark Zuckerberg is worried about sensationalism in news. But Facebook could do more to help.

Until recently, Mark Zuckerberg liked to think of Facebook as a basically innocuous social utility. But that view has taken a beating in recent months, as news shared on Facebook had a huge — and, critics say, pernicious — effect on the presidential election. In an open letter released on Thursday, Zuckerberg grapples with the implications of Facebook’s growing power. “For the past decade, Facebook has focused on connecting friends and families,” he writes. “With that foundation, our next focus will be developing the social infrastructure for community.” Many of…

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JUST PLANE DREAMY Superbuff pilot posts hunky topless shots and photos of his globetrotting lifestyle to his thousands of Instagram fans

Jonas, who is also known as the ‘Pumping Pilot’, now boasts over 22,000 followers on the image sharing website – and it’s not hard to see why. First Officer, Jonas’s impressive photos include shots of him taking part in gruelling workouts at the gym and posing for topless pool and beach-side snaps in his downtime. In other pictures, Jonas, Munich, Germany can be seen relaxing in the cock pit of his plane. MEDIA DRUM WORLD 7 The German born pilot can often be found showing off his ripped physique Needless…

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Taking Care: Health charter goes beyond patient-doctor to whole world

– When updating the Catholic Church’s medical and bioethical charter, experts decided it wasn’t enough to aim the guidelines at health care professionals. The entire “ecosystem” encompassing medical workers, patients, the sick and vulnerable had to be addressed, said the head of the drafting committee. Everything in the system — laws, social policies, economic situations, war, injustice, drug and insurance companies, social and family networks and the environment — can have an impact on people’s right to life and access to basic healthcare, said Camillian Father Augusto Chendi, undersecretary delegate…

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Nokia 3310, the Iconic Nokia Handset of the 2000s, Expected to Get a Reboot Next Week

Nokia 3310, one of the iconic phones of early 2000s, will be in the limelight once again next week, as HMD Global – which holds the rights to the Nokia brand on mobile devices – is rumoured to reboot the handset at its February 26 event, on the sidelines of MWC 2017 trade show. Other Nokia phones, including the Nokia P1 flagship Android phone and Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 affordable smartphones are also expected to be on display at the event, but the Nokia 3310 is widely expected to…

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