Robert Landrum

34 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | 2 Following | 17 Followers | @RobertLandr2015 | Currently working at AccessiCare, LLC, Floyd's Knob, IN. Previous work includes two newspapers: The Charlotte Sun (Port Charlotte, FL) & The News-Tribune (Jeffersonville, IN) in their respective circulation departments. Also worked two censuses (2000 & 2010) for the US Census Bureau as a Lead Statistical Assistant. Earned B.A.s in Journalism & Political Science at Indiana University.

OBAMA LASHES OUT: 'This issue should be politicized'

"This is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together," Obama said, speaking hours after the shooting at an Oregon community college that reportedly left at least 10 people dead and several others injured. "This is a political choice we make to allow this to happen …

The Latest: Oregon gunman's dad says he's shocked as anyone

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The latest on Thursday's deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon (all times local):<p>11 p.m.<p>The father of a man who …

Oregon

Your next Comcast bill may be priced per gigabyte

Beginning tomorrow, residents of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and the Florida Keys will become part of what feels like a never-ending experiment in pricing …

Microsoft teaches 'absolute beginners' to code for Windows 10

Ever wanted to code an app, but have no coding experience whatsoever? Don’t worry, Microsoft has you covered.<p>The company is offering an ‘absolute beginner’ series of video lessons for anyone looking to learn how to code a Windows 10 app.<p>More specifically, it’s a series on creating Universal Windows …

Historic Rains Likely for Carolinas, Virginia; Hurricane Joaquin Gains Power

Hurricane Joaquin was upgraded to an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm Thursday afternoon, even as the East Coast was already preparing for potentially historic rainfall and flooding from another storm front.<p>Virginia, North Carolina and New Jersey were the latest states to declare emergencies, …

Weather

Virginia and New Jersey Declared State of Emergency for Hurricane Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin is gathering strength as it barrels through the Bahamas and possibly towards the East Coast of the United States; Virginia and New …

Jeb Bush tells Trump to put on his 'big boy pants'

Jeb Bush was pretty frank: Donald Trump needs to put on his "big-boy pants."<p>The latest round of sniping between the two GOP presidential candidates started Wednesday night over whether the United States should let Syrian refugees into the United States — and devolved from there. Bush, speaking in …

Government

It’s the Abortion, Stupid

If there’s one thing Republicans established at this week’s Planned Parenthood hearing it is that the organization’s CEO, Cecile Richards, makes more than $500,000 — and probably deserves a raise.<p>Judging by the hearing, the only thing more painful than watching Republicans not do anything about …

Feminism

Chaffetz slams McCarthy comments on Benghazi probe

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Wednesday condemned comments by fellow Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy that suggested the Benghazi House select committee had succeeded by tarnishing Hillary Clinton.<p>Speaking to CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room," Chaffetz, R-Utah, said McCarthy …

Government

If Edward Snowden Is Right About Clinton's Emails, Bernie Sanders Will Win a Landslide Victory

Perhaps nobody on the planet knows more about intelligence protocol than Edward Snowden. If Snowden says it's "completely ridiculous" to believe that Clinton's emails were safe, then yes, it's fair to include his viewpoint in any critique of Hillary Clinton's latest controversy. In addition, since …

Clinton on McCarthy's Benghazi comments: 'Deeply distressing'

Hillary Clinton finds House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s comments that credit the Benghazi investigation for her dropping poll numbers “deeply distressing.”<p>On Tuesday, when McCarthy — who is currently aiming to take over John Boehner’s House speakership — was asked by Fox News’ Sean Hannity to …

Government

Bernie Sanders Raises $26 Million In 3rd Quarter, Nearly As Much As Clinton

The official reporting deadline isn't until Oct. 15, but Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are already out with big numbers for the third quarter.<p>And those numbers tell us something about the state of the presidential race on the Democratic side.<p>Sanders' insurgent campaign raised $26 …

Middle-class

Arson investigation underway at Planned Parenthood in Thousand Oaks

As the national conversation on Planned Parenthood has become louder and more heated, politicians have warned that it could ignite acts of violence against clinics and neighborhood facilities.<p>Late Wednesday, for the second time in weeks, a Planned Parenthood center in Thousand Oaks came under …

Planned Parenthood

Hillary Clinton: Russia-linked hackers tried to access private email five times

Hackers disguised malicious software in emails purporting to be parking tickets sent to former secretary of state’s account<p>The risks posed by Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while US secretary of state have been dramatically underscored by the disclosure of five attempts to break …

Foreign Policy

Project Moonspike wants to send the first crowdfunded rocket to the Moon

Space Exploration

Chips, Dips and Tips: 5 Potential Problems With New Credit Cards

This is the day when credit cards are supposed to change forever, thanks to a small embedded computer chip that will make many transactions more secure. But Thursday’s “deadline” for merchants to support the new EMV technology — or face the consequences if fraud occurs — is really a soft target, …

Identity Theft

US-backed Syrian rebels say they have been hit by Russian airstrikes

US-backed rebels in Syria say they were hit by Russian airstrikes on Thursday, on the second day of Russia’s air campaign over the country.<p>The commander of the Liwa Suqour al-Jabal rebel group, which has received training by the CIA, says a training camp in Idlib province was struck by about 20 …

Middle East

The Landscape of Mars: Pictures

Telescopes

Ready or not, it's credit card chip and dip time: What you need to know

Thursday marks a milestone in the effort to shift the U.S. to the use of microchip-embedded credit cards, a more secure alternative to traditional cards that require the swipe of a magnetic stripe.<p>But not to worry if your new chip-enabled card has yet to arrive in the mail. The October deadline is …

FinTech

Facebook Starts Letting You Add A 7-Second Looping Video As A Profile Pic

To keep its decade-old social network lively, Facebook is introducing five big changes to user profiles, which are viewed 4 billion times per day:<p>The option to pin Featured Photos to the top of the profile<br>• Temporary profile pics<br>• Easier visibility controls for About info, including a new 100 character …

Clinton’s email woes deepen as classified messages pile up

The number of emails now marked classified doubled with the latest release.<p>The controversy over Hillary Clinton's use of personal email while she was secretary of state is showing no signs of easing, as the number of messages now deemed classified doubled with the State Department's latest release …

U.S. Dept. of State

U.S. Southeast braces for floods

U.S. landfall looks increasingly unlikely. “Historical” flooding possible in parts of the U.S. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.<p>UPDATE OCTOBER 2, 2015. …

Titanic's last lunch menu, from Money Boat, goes for $88,000

NEW YORK (AP) — The Titanic's last lunch menu, saved by a first-class passenger who climbed aboard a lifeboat whose crew was said to have been bribed to row away instead of rescue more people, sold at auction for $88,000 on Wednesday.<p>The online New York auctioneer Lion Heart Autographs offered the …

Why The Deadly Sandstorm In 'The Martian' Is Impossible

A matter of momentum<p>Let’s get one thing straight: <i>The Martian</i> is a darn good movie and you should definitely go see it when it comes out. (Or better yet, read the book!) In addition to just being a great tale about man versus nature, the story is a culmination of years of research by the author and …

Sprint raising its Unlimited Plan price to $70

Truly unlimited plans are a very rare breed in today’s USA cellphone market. One of the very few carriers still offering unlimited calls, messages and “high speed” data is Sprint. The network also happens to offer one of the best deals at $60 per month, but now we are learning that’s a price that …

Mobile

Congress averts government shutdown, Obama signs funding measure | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ending weeks of infighting, the U.S. Congress on Wednesday voted to avert a government shutdown just hours before a midnight deadline, passing a stop-gap measure to extend funding for federal agencies until Dec. 11.<p>A lone worker passes by the U.S. Capitol Building in …

Planned Parenthood

Civilians killed in Ukraine shelling

Ukrainian officials say at least 11 civilians have been killed and a further 13 wounded in rebel shelling of a military checkpoint in the country's east.<p>The Donetsk regional administration, answering to the central government in Kiev, said in a statement that the rebels shelled the checkpoint on …

Russia