Coretta Scott King Letter

Dear Senator Thurmond:
I write to express my sincere opposition to the confirmation of Jefferson B. Sessions as a federal district court judge for the Southern District of Alabama. My professional and personal roots in Alabama are deep and lasting. Anyone who has used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be elevated to our courts. Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters. For this reprehensible conduct, he should not be rewarded with a federal judgeship.
I regret that a long-standing commitment prevents me from appearing in person to testify against this nominee. However, I have attached a copy of my statement opposing Mr. Sessions’ confirmation and I request that my statement as well as this be made a part of the hearing record.
I do sincerely urge you to oppose the confirmation of Mr. Sessions.
Coretta Scott King


Falsehood verses a Lie

Definition of falsehood
1 an untrue statement : lie
2 absence of truth or accuracy
3 the practice of lying : mendacity

Definition of Lie
A false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood.

Amazon’s drone in the UK

The drone Amazon is using for this trial looks very different from the unit Amazon showed off last year. In that video, Amazon’s drone had rotors and fixed wings, and was quite large. Its new unit appears much smaller, and has no fixed-wing capabilities. This means it probably can’t travel as far, but it’s much less likely to damage anything in an accident.

This Is What Happens When Gun Control Advocates Open A (Fake) Gun Store

In an attempt to raise awareness about the dangers of guns, a gun control group decided to open a fake gun store in New York City to see what happened.

On Tuesday, States United To Prevent Gun Violence, an organization that lobbies for expanded gun control laws, released a hidden-camera video showing how potential gun buyers reacted when confronted with the dangerous histories of the guns they were trying to buy.

According to The Washington Post, organizers set up the shop in a New York City art gallery for two days last week. When potential buyers wandered in trying to buy a gun, an actor posing as a salesman told them about the deadly shootings carried out with the guns in the store.

Periscope vs. Meerkat: Which Is the Livestreaming App For You?


With Thursday’s public release of Periscope, Twitter is trying to torpedo its live-streaming competition by launching its own app that lets users send video to viewers around the world at the tap of a touchscreen. In development for more than a year but bought by Twitter earlier this year, Periscope offers a nearly identical service to Meerkat, the wildly popular ephemeral video app that launched on Feb. 27.