Texas GOP platform embraces far-right and anti-gay rhetoric

https://www.npr.org/2022/06/20/1106229988/texas-gops-new-platform-says-biden-didnt-really-win-it-also-calls-for-secession Texas GOP's new platform says Biden didn't really win. It also calls for secession June 20, 2022 4:30 PM ET by BILL CHAPPELL The Republican Party of Texas refuses to recognize the legitimacy of President Biden's election win. Just before Biden's inauguration in 2021, armed groups held a rally in front of the Texas … Continue reading Texas GOP platform embraces far-right and anti-gay rhetoric

Watch YouTube on your Apple Watch

9to5mac.com/2022/06/21/watch-youtube-videos-on-your-apple-watch-with-watchtube/ Watch YouTube videos on your Apple Watch with WatchTube Filipe Espósito - Jun. 21st 2022 6:10 pm PT @filipeesposito Apple Watch lets you do a lot of things without your iPhone nearby, like listen to songs, read, and send messages, and even answer calls. But if you want to do something like watch a video, … Continue reading Watch YouTube on your Apple Watch

Polar bears may need less sea ice to survive than thought

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/16/climate/climate-change-polar-bears.html ‘Wholly Unexpected’: These Polar Bears Can Survive With Less Sea Ice The overall threat to the animals from climate change remains, but a new finding suggests that small numbers might survive for longer as the Arctic warms. An adult female polar bear, left, and her 1-year-old cubs crossing a freshwater glacier in southeast Greenland … Continue reading Polar bears may need less sea ice to survive than thought

1st in a trend — NYC offices converting to apartments

https://apple.news/Apxpi95-mTwy7enUCpLhylw Empty Wall Street Offices to Be Revived as Apartments 55 Broad St. in New York’s financial district will be turned into 571 apartments, one of the largest office conversions to be launched during the pandemic The conversion of 55 Broad St. to apartments comes as the remote-working trend is sending office vacancies soaring.PHOTO: REBECCA PICCIOTTO/THE … Continue reading 1st in a trend — NYC offices converting to apartments

Apple TV+ has another top comedy

macdailynews.com/2022/06/22/apple-tv-cha-cha-real-smooth-starring-dakota-johnson-is-the-years-best-comedy/ Apple TV+: ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth,’ starring Dakota Johnson, is the year’s best comedy Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:16 pm1 Comment Review Following its acclaimed, Audience Award-winning debut at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, Apple Original film “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” starring Dakota Johnson and Cooper Raiff is now streaming on Apple TV+. Writer, … Continue reading Apple TV+ has another top comedy

Full text and excerpts from opinions overturning Roe v. Wade

https://s.wsj.net/public/resources/documents/dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-6-24-2022.pdf http://www.wsj.com/articles/key-excerpts-from-supreme-courts-abortion-ruling-overturning-roe-v-wade-11656092052 Key Excerpts From Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling Overturning Roe v. Wade High court strikes down 1973 decision establishing constitutional right to abortion Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the legal fate of abortion is left up to individual states. WSJ’s Jennifer Calfas explains where abortion access in the U.S. … Continue reading Full text and excerpts from opinions overturning Roe v. Wade

Filming now underway for “The Old Guard 2” (one of my guilty pleasures)

https://collider.com/old-guard-2-behind-the-scenes-image-charlize-theron-netflix/ [you'll have to click thru for the pictures including Charlize with a black mullet] Charlize Theron Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'The Old Guard 2' BY KEVIN MCCALL PUBLISHED June 22, 2022 Charlize Theron and cast mates "go to work" on 'The Old Guard' sequel. With filming now confirmed to be underway for the sequel … Continue reading Filming now underway for “The Old Guard 2” (one of my guilty pleasures)

T-Mobile named best national carrier in U.S. based on key comparisons

https://www.macrumors.com/2022/06/21/mobile-carrier-2022-showdown/ T-Mobile Named 'Best' U.S. Mobile Network in 2022 Carrier Showdown Tuesday June 21, 2022 2:51 pm PDT by Juli Clover T-Mobile is the "best" carrier in the United States when factoring in connection speed and reliability, according to PCMag's annual mobile network comparison, the results of which were released today. PCMag drove over 10,000 miles through 30 cities to … Continue reading T-Mobile named best national carrier in U.S. based on key comparisons

Fertility crisis in developed countries not limited to Japan

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-06-21/the-fertility-crisis-started-in-japan-but-it-won-t-stay-there? The Fertility Crisis Started in Japan, But It Won’t Stay There A declining population and plummeting fertility rate isn’t a unique Japanese phenomenon. All rich countries will contend with this crisis.  A wealth problem?Photographer: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images By Gearoid Reidy June 21, 2022, 3:00 PM EDT Gearoid Reidy is a Bloomberg News senior editor covering … Continue reading Fertility crisis in developed countries not limited to Japan

If you’re just finding out about BTS, the South Korean boy band, here’s their history, members, and music

https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/6/13/17426350/bts-history-members-explained BTS, the band that changed K-pop, explained The keys to BTS’s success: emotional resonance, sincerity, and an ARMY of fans. By Aja Romano@ajaromano  Updated May 21, 2021, 2:11pm EDT BTS mugs for the camera in their newest music video “Butter.” In 2012, Rolling Stone published a list of the 10 K-pop bands most likely to make it big in … Continue reading If you’re just finding out about BTS, the South Korean boy band, here’s their history, members, and music

Apple’s iPhone iOS 16 offers new personal safety protection

9to5mac.com/2022/06/21/safety-check-for-iphone-ios-16/ Safety Check for iPhone: How to immediately stop sharing location and more in iOS 16 Michael Potuck - Jun. 21st 2022 1:28 pm PT @michaelpotuck One of the important new features coming with iOS 16 is Safety Check. Designed as a tool for those at risk for domestic abuse, Safety Check for iPhone allows users … Continue reading Apple’s iPhone iOS 16 offers new personal safety protection