Simon Maurer

17 Added | 3 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Follower | @SimonMaurer1qj0 | Keep up with Simon Maurer on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Simon Maurer”

I Don't Care Where My Children Go To College

I'm going to say something a bit unheard of in modern times. My thoughts are anathema for most parents. But I'm done pretending.<p>Here goes ...<p>I don't care where my children go to college. I'm not saying I don't care in the but-deep-down-I'm-hoping-they-get-a-full-ride-to-Harvard way. And I'm not …

Parenting

Climate change is destabilising the world and becoming 'threat to national security', US security chiefs warn

Three former Defence Secretaries and two ex-Secretaries of State are among the politicians demanding that climate change be treated as “a threat to …

Barack Obama

Florida quarterback who gained 43 pounds in one year is now suspended after positive test for performance-enhancing drugs

University of Florida quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for the season after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, multiple outlets reported early Monday afternoon.<p>Grier reportedly gained 43 pounds in the span of one year, going from 172 pounds his freshman year to being listed …

College Football

Sex In 2050: More Robots, Less Humans

Perhaps the biggest risk isn’t what a generation of childless robot humpers will do to society’s reproduction rates, but rather a future in which …

Tall vs small: Which is it better to be?

Is bigger better, or do the best things really come in small packages?<p>Your height is a simple biological fact that you can do little to change, yet it may be influencing your destiny in ways you didn’t realise. BBC Future combed through the evidence to size up its impact on everything from your …

Winston Churchill

End death penalty, keep it only for terror: Law panel tells government

India is one of 59 countries where the death penalty is still awarded by courts.<p>Over 53 years after it favoured retention of the death penalty in …

Marco Rubio’s trickle-down nonsense: Tax cuts for the rich make sense because his father was a bartender!

His tax plan will make the rich richer and worsen inequality, but his dad was working-class so it’s okay<p>If you’ve paid any attention to Marco Rubio at any point over the past five years, then chances are pretty good that you know that his father worked as a bartender. It’s a biographical detail …

Income Inequality

Activists say IS damages ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said.<p>The 2,000-year-old temple was part of the remains of the ancient caravan city of Palmyra in central Syria, seized …

The Bernie Sanders Problem Is That He Just Wants The Bad Parts Of Sweden

We’re hearing a lot at the moment about how Bernie Sanders is a Democratic socialist. This means something a little different in my part of the world, something akin to the Soviet economic and political system but I’m aware that in American parlance it means what we Europeans would call social …

Middle-class

How The 2016 Candidates Are Getting Their Money, In 1 Infographic

Jeb Bush is getting all the millionaires, and Bernie Sanders is getting the small donors — those have been two prominent storylines in the 2016 money race for the presidency.<p>But what about everyone in between? The Washington, D.C.-based Campaign Finance Institute released data on campaign …

Government

Why you shouldn’t retweet Sanders’s claim that Hitler ‘won an election’

<i>“A guy named Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932. He won an election, and 50 million people died as a result of that election in World War II, including 6 million Jews. So what I learned as a little kid is that politics is, in fact, very important.”</i><p><b>— Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), interview in the</b> …

Government

Rand Paul’s sneak attack strategy

SPOKANE, Wa. – Rand Paul was 2,487 miles away from the Beltway journalists who had written off his campaign, and he was loving it.<p>A riverfront hotel ballroom had filled early, latecomers grabbing chairs from the hallway to add more rows. Seven hundred people stood for a prayer, then the Pledge of …

Government

Walker: More Iraq combat, but no more boots on ground, yet

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is calling for U.S. forces in Iraq to engage in direct combat to defeat "radical Islamic terrorists" in the Middle East.<p>Yet even as the Wisconsin governor predicts a "generational struggle," he continues to avoid calling for …

Middle East

Donald Trump and the Hispanic Vote

The billionaire’s campaign is alienating the fastest-growing demographic in American politics—and the talk-radio right treats damage control as heresy.<p>With Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush running for president, many Republicans hoped 2016 would be the year when the GOP won its biggest ever share of the …

Voting

How Trump Makes Jeb Bush Seem Like a Wimp

The Republican frontrunner has offered Bush the perfect chance to display some passion—but he’s declined to take it.<p>Donald Trump has gotten a boost in his efforts to maul Jeb Bush in recent days from an unexpected source: Jeb Bush himself.<p>Trump’s attack on Jeb isn’t mostly about issues. As with …

Government

Donald Trump's ex-wife once said Trump kept a book of Hitler's speeches by his bed

According to a 1990 Vanity Fair interview, Ivana Trump once told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that her husband, real-estate mogul Donald Trump, now a leading Republican presidential candidate, kept a book of Hitler's speeches near his bed.<p>"Last April, perhaps in a surge of Czech nationalism, Ivana …

Donald Trump