New Horizons Receives Mission Extension to Kuiper Belt, Dawn to Remain at Ceres. Onward to 2014 MU69 and Adeona can wait.
How women shaped indie rock: ‘the lyrics could never have come from a male perspective’. Article accompanying a new compilation on Cherry Red. A lot of brilliant music that I don’t listen to often enough these days. I still regret not discovering Young Marble Giants earlier than I did. Never recall seeking out Alison Statton’s next band Weekend. Outside the flavor of my normal fare, but impossible not to hear how she made a mark on a generation of indie bands.
Fire discovery sheds new light on ‘hobbit’ demise. Since the revision of Homo floresiensis disappearing 50,000 years ago (previously 13,000 years ago) it seemed less chance for overlap with Homo sapiens. Now there’s evidence of human fire use Liang Bua 41,000 years ago.
It seems that Hillary Clinton will finally be interviewed by the FBI in the coming days, perhaps even today. It’s a slight relief that Lynch announced she’d accept whatever recommendations the FBI makes and presumably not pull the shit Holder & others did in the Petraeus case. However, Bloomberg news says:
Earlier Friday, a top Justice Department official told Bloomberg that Lynch would reserve her right to overrule prosecutors’ recommendation — an option attorneys general typically possess, but rarely use, in criminal cases.
So we could still see her pull the same shit as Holder with Petraeus. That probably won’t go down though, as this case is far more expansive.
The possibility of Lynch’s total recusal and a special prosecutor being named was an uncomfortable scenario. The last thing needed was a delay in the case and it being handed to Congressional Republicans. If anything happens, it needs to happen now, before the Democratic convention.
The rumors in comments on Reddit made it sound like Bill Clinton did indeed ambush Lynch and she couldn’t extricate herself diplomatically from the situation. The local news crew was tipped off about the meeting anonymously. Allegedly, the FBI security detail on Lynch said no photos or cellphones were allowed. It’s hard to trust the rumors as some spun into this weird world in which Clinton couldn’t have been golfing at all and he didn’t look like he’d been in 100 degree weather. Bill Clinton is a lying, corrupt bastard, but he really did have business in Phoenix.