The Atlantic:In November, I came across a story that made absolutely no sense to me. A 33-year-old consultant named Niall Rice gave $718,000, little by little, to two Manhattan psychics who promised to reunite him with an old flame. How could someone be so gullible? Rice himself didn’t even seem to know: “I just got sucked in,” he told The New York Times later.As it turns out, it’s much easier to fall for these types of cons than many people think. As Maria Konnikova, a psychologist and New Yorker contributor, explains in her new book, The Confidence Game, grifters manipulate human emotions in genius (and evil) ways, striking right when we feel lovelorn or otherwise emotionally vulnerable. I recently spoke with Konnikova about cons, why they happen, and if there’s any way to avoid becoming a fraudster’s next target. A lightly edited version of our conversation follows.Read the whole story: The Atlantic More of our Members in the Media >
Senate Bill 12 was introduced by Senator Micciche after Justin Schneider, a case that gained national attention, after he served no prison time for strangling a woman to the point of unconsciousness and then ejaculating on her. Classify unwanted contact with semen as a sexual crime, which means perpetrators can be required to register as sex offenders for this crime;Require that strangulation to the point of unconsciousness is defined as assault in the first degree, which carries a sentence of 5 to 20 years; andEliminate credit toward time served for electronic monitoring for sexual assault convictions. Sen. Micciche: “In recent years, one outrageous story after another about criminals getting a slap on the wrist has dominated our headlines. The case of Justin Schneider, however, forced us to confront just how badly our criminal justice system has been failing victims and survivors of sexual assault. SB 12 represents an urgently needed fix to a glaring loophole, but it is only the beginning.” According to Senator Micciche this exposed some serious, long-standing shortcomings in laws dealing with sexual assault in Alaska: “Serious crimes were ignored and an inappropriate plea deal allowed the perpetrator to serve a portion of the sentence of the single conviction at home with his family. In a state number one in the U.S. for sexual assault, we are making the statement that there will be ‘no more free passes’ for perpetrators of such crimes.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen) filed a bill to eliminate the “Schneider Loopholes” in Alaska’s criminal code in sexual assault cases. Micciche says SB 12 will improve our sexual assault laws in three important ways:
Anyone can also stream the game using fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.MORE: Watch every NFL game and RedZone on DAZN (Canada only)Titans vs. Jaguars: What time is kickoff?Date: Thursday, Sept. 19Start time: 8:20 p.m. ETThis will be the start of the third week of play for the NFL. Fox’s lead broadcast team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, sideline reporter Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink and rules analyst Mike Pereira will be on the call.NFL Week 3 TV scheduleThursday, Sept. 19GameTimeTVTennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars8:20 p.m.NFL Network, fuboTVSunday, Sept. 22GameTimeTVMiami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVDenver Broncos at Green Bay Packers1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVCincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVOakland Raiders at Minnesota Vikings1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVAtlanta Falcons at Indianapolis Colts1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVBaltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVNew York Jets at New England Patriots1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVDetroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVCarolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals4:05 p.m.Fox, fuboTVNew York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers4:05 p.m.Fox, fuboTVHouston Texans at Los Angeles Chargers4:25 p.m.CBS, fuboTVPittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers4:25 p.m.CBS, fuboTVNew Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks4:25 p.m.CBS, fuboTVLos Angeles Rams at Cleveland Browns8:20 p.m.NBC, fuboTVMonday, Sept 23GameTimeTVChicago Bears at Washington Redskins8:15 p.m.ESPN Still, there’s reason to believe this could be the week for some offensive numbers to be posted. Though the Jags’ defense was one of the best in the league last year, the unit has allowed an average of 119.5 rushing yards per game to running backs this season, and the Titans’ Derrick Henry has hit pay dirt in both games this season and rushed for at least 80 yards in both matchups. MORE: Watch Titans vs. Jaguars live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)The Titans have also struggled to contain the run, having surrendered 134.5 rushing yards per game. And matched up against Leonard Fournette — who has struggled in 2019 so far, but has the potential to be a dynamic back when he is able to get going for Jacksonville.One thing to keep an eye on before the game will be the status of Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The two-time Pro Bowler openly feuded with coach Doug Marrone on the sideline and has requested to be traded. If he does not play Thursday, that could give Marcus Mariota a chance for a second big game this season after putting up three touchdowns against Cleveland in Week 1. According to Sportsbook Review, Tennessee will enter the game as 1.5-point favorites against the hosting Jacksonville Jaguars.Below is all the info you need to watch the Titans vs. Jaguars on Thursday night, including the kickoff time and TV channels in Nashville and Jacksonville. MORE TITANS VS. JAGUARS:• Full betting preview & trends• Why Gardner Minshew might be the NFL’s most interesting QB• Derrick Henry finally realizing potential for Titans with inexplicable power-speed comboWhat channel is Titans vs. Jaguars on today?TV channel (national): NFL NetworkTV channel (Nashville): WZTVTV channel (Jacksonville): WFOXLive stream: fuboTVThe matchup will start at 8:20 p.m. ET and is the only game on national TV on Thursday night. ‘TNF’ is aired exclusively on NFL Network for Week 3 before it begins simulcasting on Fox next Thursday. The next nationally televised game will come Sunday night when the Rams travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns.Locally, the TV channel in Nashville is WZTV, while in Jacksonville, viewers can go to WFOX. No team has scored more than 20 points on a “Thursday Night Football” game so far this season. Week 3 does not on paper appear to be the week that plateau will be surpassed when Tennessee travels to Jacksonville to face off against the Jaguars. The Titans offense appeared to be explosive Week 1 when they dropped a 43 spot on a respectable Browns defense in Cleveland, but they scored only 17 at home the next week in a 19-17 loss to Indianapolis. The Jaguars, on the other hand, were dealt a blow from the onset when they lost starting quarterback Nick Foles until at least Week 11 with a broken clavicle. Gardner Minshew has probably been better than expected, but he only managed 12 points against Houston in his first game as a starter.