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Thai Vendor Has Been Roasting Chicken with Sunlight for 20 Years

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Sila Sutharat, a roasted chicken street vendor from Phetchaburi, Thailand, has come up with an ingenious way of cooking chicken. Instead of an oven or a charcoal barbecue, he uses 1,000 mobile mirrors that concentrate sunlight into a strong beam. He basically cooks meat with over 300 degrees Celsius of natural sunlight.

Like most other street vendors, Sila used to cook his chicken over a charcoal fire, but that all changed in 1997, when a mundane observation gave him a brilliant idea. One day, he was hit by the sunlight reflected off the window of a passing bus, and he felt its heat. “I could possibly change it into energy,” Sila told himself, and started working on a contraption to capture the sunlight and use it to cook his chicken.

“They said that I’d gone mad, that cooking chicken like this was impossible,” Sutharat told AFP about how people reacted to his idea. But he didn’t let their jokes and insults get to him, and in the end he was the one who had the last laugh. His invention, a panel featuring 1,000 small, movable mirrors worked exactly as he predicted, allowing him to cook a 1.5 kg chicken in just 10 to 15 minutes. “After a long time passed by, they’d say: ‘Actually, you could do it’,” the vendor recalls.
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L.A. Will Dump Columbus Day for 'Indigenous People's Day'

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the L.A. City Council has moved one step closer to replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day.

a committee unanimously voted to make the will go before the full council.

here's the link from the local ABC News affiliate:
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“Fake News” Protest Held at CNN Headquarters

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ATLANTA - Dozens of people protested peacefully outside CNN on Saturday in what was called a "Fake News" protest. It was organized following a shooting on Wednesday aimed at GOP lawmakers at the Congressional baseball game.

The protest took place between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm, and the organizing group is expected to hold a rally in support of Karen Handel on Sunday in Marietta.

"This is the beginning of a new movement," said the organizer of the protest. "We the people are rising up and we are saying enough, and we are prepared to meet the left on the streets if necessary to fight for our President.

Can you imagine what would have happened, and the outcry, if the Tea Party activist behaved like we are seeing many of the radical left behaving."

The group says they gathered to show support for President Donald Trump and to show that they are not happy with network news coverage.
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Trump's makes radical reversal on immigration; neither Fox News, Breitbart, Drudge Report covers it

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The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday night that the Trump administration would maintain an Obama-era program providing protection to undocumented immigrants brought to the US illegally as children by their parents -- but it's unlikely those who consume the news through conservative media outlets have a clue.

>The news that President Donald Trump had decided not to deliver on a key campaign promise, at least for the moment, was covered widely by traditional media outlets such as CNN and the Washington Post. The New York Times deemed the announcement important enough to send out a push alert to its readers.

>But the announcement did not seem to rate with Trump's immigration hardline allies in the conservative press. The story was nowhere to be found on the the front pages of Breitbart or the Drudge Report. did not appear to cover it on its home page either.

>"If we're not covering it, we deserve to be hammered," one Breitbart staffer told CNN on Friday afternoon.

>On the campaign trail, Trump promised he would "immediately terminate" the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which President Barack Obama enacted through executive action. The program protects approximately 750,000 so-called "Dreamers."

>"Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation -- that is what it means to have laws and to have a country," Trump said, for instance, during one August speech in Phoenix.

>Historically, outlets like Breitbart and the Drudge Report have taken hardline positions on immigration and strongly criticized politicians who have sought to grant "amnesty" to individuals in the country illegally. Republicans like House Speaker Paul Ryan and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio have been lambasted by the sites in the past for showing even a hint of willingness to compromise with Democrats on the issue.
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Trump and right wing MSM silent on last London terrorist attack, just as Quebec mosque shooting

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Ivanka Trump sent out a tweet on Monday, June 19, recognizing the victims of an attack at a mosque in London. The president, on the other hand, has remained quiet.

>President Donald Trump is seldom silent, so when he is, it matters.

>The president is having a particularly quiet day on Twitter. He has tweeted only once so far on Monday, and as of publication, has not yet tweeted about the terrorist attack in London early Monday where one person died and eight were injured.

>In that attack, a man drove a van into a crowd that was leaving a mosque in Finsbury Park after midnight prayers for Ramadan.

>His silence is part of a larger pattern. He hasn’t spoken about Pride so far this month, and Monday’s lack of response comes on the heels of criticism for the very same following the murder of a Muslim teen in Virginia.

>The killing of the Virginia teenager was reported in The Washington Post Sunday morning, and while Trump has yet to post about that, he did tweet that afternoon about his time spent at Camp David:

>Though her father has yet to express any sympathy or concerns, Ivanka posted about the London attack on Twitter.

>She said she is sending “love and prayers to the victims” and called for people to “stand united against hatred and extremism in all its ugly forms.”

>Trump’s silence on the London attack, following the Virginia killing of Nabra Hassanen, is particularly controversial given the attention surrounding a “double-standard” in how the event was labeled and covered in the media. Despite it being treated as a terrorist attack, public outcry has been arguably quieter than for other recent attacks.
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RNC marketing firm accidentally exposes personal details of ~62% of US citizens

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Sensitive personal details relating to almost 200 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee.

>The 1.1 terabytes of data includes birthdates, home addresses, telephone numbers and political views of nearly 62% of the entire US population.

>The data was available on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server.

>Anyone could access the data as long as they had a link to it.

Political biases exposed

>The huge cache of data was discovered last week by Chris Vickery, a cyber-risk analyst with security firm UpGuard. The information seems to have been collected from a wide range of sources - from posts on controversial banned threads on the social network Reddit, to committees that raised funds for the Republican Party.

>The information was stored in spreadsheets uploaded to a server owned by Deep Root Analytics. It had last been updated in January when President Donald Trump was inaugurated and had been online for an unknown period of time.

>"We take full responsibility for this situation. Based on the information we have gathered thus far, we do not believe that our systems have been hacked," Deep Root Analytics' founder Alex Lundry told technology website Gizmodo.

>"Since this event has come to our attention, we have updated the access settings and put protocols in place to prevent further access."

>Apart from personal details, the data also contained citizens' suspected religious affiliations, ethnicities and political biases, such as where they stood on controversial topics like gun control, the right to abortion and stem cell research.
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Trump abandons AHCA, Senate Dems protest GOP strategy to pass bill without any public hearings

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Senate Democrats plan to go all out in their protest against the GOP healthcare bill starting Monday night.

Lawmakers in the party plan to use a series of stall tactics to draw attention to the way Republicans are writing their version of the American Health Care Act and protest the policy changes that are expected to be in the bill.

A Democratic Senate aide told Business Insider the move will consist of four measures:

1.) Objecting to all unanimous-consent requests. On requests or resolutions that have bipartisan support, unanimous consent is used to speed up the process. While this will not prevent any measure from passing, it can slow down proceedings significantly. The Democratic aide said some resolutions will be allowed through, such as a resolution honoring the victims of last week's congressional baseball shooting.

2.) Submitting a series of unanimous consent requests "to attempt to force the House-passed healthcare bill to committee, delay" a series of votes on the legislation, "and increase transparency, forcing Republicans to publicly defend their 'no hearings strategy.'"

3.) Using a series of parliamentary procedures "to highlight the difference between the open process used to pass the Affordable Care Act and the process Republicans are pursuing now."

4.) Highlighting healthcare issues "late into the evening in a series of speeches."

While none of these measures can hold up the bill indefinitely, the Democratic protests will slow down the Senate business and likely bring more attention to the issue.

Currently, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and top Republicans are writing the bill in private to avoid intense publicly scrutiny.

Despite reports suggesting McConnell intends to bring the bill to the floor for a vote by the week-long July 4 recess, there is no public text, no Congressional Budget Office score, and scant details on what the bill will contain.
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The REAL Injustice

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Michael Brown's "mother" is about to get a $3,000,000 payout for turning her son into a statistic, and for inciting the violence that burned down multiple neighborhoods across the country. She didn't raise her son. She was too busy running around and being a drunk and a whore. No doubt, had she been a mother, her son may have had a chance. Does she really deserve a $3,000,000 payout? No. Instead, she needs DOXing, and to meet some justice...