Monthly Archives: June 2018

Saturday March on Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children

There will be a march on the so-called Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children this Saturday afternoon. Here are the details I received in an email from a local organizing group:

When: Saturday June 23 Time: 4pm

Where: CORNER OF 288th Street and 137th Ave Homestead Florida 33030

Bring: Sunscreen, water, comfortable walking shoes

The Trump administration has reopened a 1,000-bed Homestead facility that once housed minors who entered the country illegally and alone, reviving a compound at a time when the White House is under fire for a new policy that separates children from parents detained by immigration authorities.

Today community leaders and elected representatives were turned away for what was a planned tour of the facility.

Join our coalition of community organizers( ACLU, AFSC, FOMDD, United We Dream, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, We Count!, Miami DSA, Women’s March Florida,MUJER, Temple Beth Am, Florida Immigration Coalition, NCJW Miami, Rise Up Florida, Instituto Jesuita Perdo Arrupe) to STOP THE DETENTION CAMPS and KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER.

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Also Not the Onion

Ford’s “Driverless” Food-Delivery Vehicles in Miami Aren’t Actually Driverless (New Times)

“Research vehicles for our business pilots are designed to appear as self-driving, however, they are manually driven by an experienced driver,” Ford wrote this week in a post on Medium. “The focus of our research is on the first and last mile of the delivery experience.”

Actually not odd or surprising — this is how testing of would-be autonomous works nationally, for safety and liability reasons.

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Got Me

I added The Onion to my RSS feed a bit over a week ago. Since then there have been a couple headlines where I had to check just to make sure they were fakes, but I haven’t actually been caught believing one yet.

Instead, I was caught out by a real headline that I was sure would be a fake: Fugitive wanted for attempted murder found at White House, where he worked for National Security Council.  That’s actually a real Boingboing headline — although the underlying story is slightly less sensational than you might think: instead of being in the Cabinet, the fugitive was only a contract worker, and the Secret Service is trying to make it sound like they caught him on his first day of work, although the linked story doesn’t quite say that.

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