Kelly is a former NASA astronaut perhaps best known for his participation in the space agency’s “twins study,” where he remained on Earth while his twin brother, Scott Kelly, spent a year on the International Space Station. The study let scientists compare the two brothers after their year in the drastically different circumstances. Prior to that, Kelly made multiple voyages to space of his own, including serving as commander of the space shuttles Discovery and Endeavour on some missions. Kelly also served in the Navy, including during Desert Storm, and was technically on loan to NASA from the Navy during his time with the space program. (McSally served in the Air Force, where she was the first female pilot to fly in combat and retired as a colonel.) Kelly is married to former Rep. Gabby Giffords, who resigned from Congress after sustaining a brain injury when she was shot during a scheduled appearance. Kelly and Giffords have since launched an organization calling … [Read more...] about What to know about Mark Kelly, the former NASA astronaut taking on CNN hater Martha McSally
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In two of the most dramatic exchanges of the day, Sen. Kennedy and Democratic Senator Al Franken, in a rare showing of bipartisan agreement, took Stretch to task regarding how well Facebook can police its own platform. Kennedy said Facebook was living in “la la land” if he thought Facebook could monitor all 5 million advertisers on its platform, and pushed Stretch on whether he could say for certain that other foreign states didn’t try to influence the election. … [Read more...] about Senators Grill Facebook, Twitter & Google On Fake News: “Your Power Scares Me”
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David Simon, former journalist and creator of HBO’s The Wire, offers an interesting counterpoint to the panicked coverage of events. The complete quote teased on this article is: “For us, now–years into this war-footing and this legal dynamic–to loudly proclaim our indignation at the maintenance of an essential and comprehensive investigative database while at the same time insisting on a proactive response to the inevitable attempts at terrorism–is as childish as it is obtuse. We want cake, we want to eat it, and we want to stay skinny and never puke up a thing. Of course, we do.” … [Read more...] about David Simon On The Problem With The NSA “Scandal”
While no official has claimed that either the Hawaii or Japan false alert was due to a hack, one can imagine why a hostile actor would hack an alert system if causing chaos–or starting a war–was their goal. Trump’s documented enthusiasm for using nuclear weapons (“If we have them, why not use them?” he famously said ) is matched by his disdain for expertise . Despite having skilled advisers at his beck and call, Trump largely takes his policy cues from Fox News– in particular the show, Fox and Friends–to the point that intelligence experts worry spies will manipulate him through the network. … [Read more...] about Could False Alerts and Fake News Start A Nuclear War?