Man who shot Skittles photo used in Donald Trump Jr tweet was former refugee – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

David Kittos, who took the photo, said he would never approve of the use of the photo against refugees as he was a former refugee himself.”I am now a British citizen but I am Greek-Cypriot by birth and in 1974 I was a refugee because of the Turkish occupation,” the 48-year-old told the BBC.”I was six years old. We lived in the area of Cyprus that is now under Turkish military control.”We had to leave everything behind overnight. Our property and our possessions.”Mr Kittos posted the image in January 2010 to Flickr after using it to test lighting, and said the photo was used without his permission.”I don’t support his (Donald Trump’s) policies and I would never take his money to use it,” he said.Flickr is often used as a source for photos under the Creative Commons license, which allows the free distribution of otherwise copyrighted work.But Mr Kittos’ image is listed under the “All Rights Reserved” license, which gives the owner full rights under copyright law.He said he considered involving lawyers, but he did not know if he had the patience.

Source: Man who shot Skittles photo used in Donald Trump Jr tweet was former refugee – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Activity Trackers May Undermine Weight Loss Efforts – The New York Times “Or maybe this is a “bogus” study? grin.

The fascinating finding comes from a study published today in JAMA that found dieting adults who wore activity monitors for 18 months lost significantly fewer pounds over that time than those who did not.The results suggest that activity monitors may not change our behavior in the way we expected, and raise interesting questions about the tangled relationships between exercise, eating, our willpower and our waistlines.

Source: Activity Trackers May Undermine Weight Loss Efforts – The New York Times

Forgot to ask themselves – how many activity tracking people were wearing out of a desire to fit in with other fit people and not to actually lose weight or improve health in any way. Just how many people who wear warm up or sports activity clothing actually use them for any sort of exercise? How many researchers bias their own research to look good?

The Killing of Unarmed Black Man #TerenceCrutcher in Oklahoma | 3CHICSPOLITICO No justification for the killing- have mercy.

 

“He refused to follow commands given by the officers,” MacKenzie said. “They continued to talk to him; he continued not to listen and follow any commands. As they got closer to the vehicle, he reached inside the vehicle and at that time there was a Taser deployment, and a short time later there was one shot fired.”

Source: The Killing of Unarmed Black Man #TerenceCrutcher in Oklahoma | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Bryan Fischer Again Falsely Claims The U.S. Banned Travel During The 2014 Ebola Crisis | Right Wing Watch – Liars and Trump Supporters do what they do best – lie!

Fischer’s analogy is total nonsense, especially when you recall that during the outbreak, he accused Obama of intentionally refusing to impose a travel ban because he wanted the disease to come to America as punishment. As we pointed out before, the United States never imposed any sort of travel ban during the Ebola crisis because doing so would have been counterproductive. Instead, the government put in place protocols requiring that anyone traveling to the U.S. from Ebola-affected nations enter through one of five specific airports where enhanced screening would take place:The Department of Homeland Security has announced that all passengers arriving from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa must go by way of a handful of U.S. airports as part of measures to control the spread of Ebola.”Today, I am announcing that all passengers arriving in the United States whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea will be required to fly into one of the five airports that have the enhanced screening and additional resources in place,” Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said in a statement.Starting on Wednesday, those passengers will then be subject to “secondary screening and added protocols, including having their temperature taken, before they can be admitted into the United States,” the statement said.The airports are: New York’s JFK; Newark, N.J.; Washington, D.C.’s Dulles; Atlanta; and Chicago O’Hare.

Source: Bryan Fischer Again Falsely Claims The U.S. Banned Travel During The 2014 Ebola Crisis | Right Wing Watch