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Beyond Hong Kong, Media Ignores Global Protests

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  It’s all kicking off everywhere in 2019. Haitians are revolting against a corrupt political system and their President Jovenel Moïse, who many see as a kleptocratic U.S. puppet. In Ecuador, huge public manifestations managed to force President Lenín Moreno to backtrack on his IMF-backed neoliberal package that would have sharply cut government spending and […]

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First Night St. Pete 2020 Announces Performances and Button Sales!

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First Night St. Pete is ringing in its 27th Anniversary Celebration of the Arts with NEW exciting performances and grand exhibits in the Interactive Art Park! This year’s First Night team has put together an amazing program with eight hours of music, interactive exhibits, puppetry, aerial arts, fire jugglers, street performers, scavenger hunts and so [...]
          

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Professions: Props Technician - Cirque Du Soleil (Luxor) - Las Vegas, Nevada

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Location:Las Vegas, Nevada Become one of the stars behind the show and become part of the worlds most powerful entertainment brands. Our Company has one exciting mission: To entertain the human race. Under the supervision of the Head, Assistant Head, and Leads of the Props Department, the Props Technician will collaborate with other theatrical departments during the performances, rehearsals, and/or maintenance work with the goal of presenting and entertainment experience beyond our guests expectations. - Inspect and maintain show props and related equipment. - Participate in required safety classes and emergency rescue procedure training. - Update maintenance and inspection records as directed by departmental leadership. - Maintain a safe working environment at all times by conforming to establish safety policies and procedures. - Develop a thorough knowledge of props equipment specific to the production in order to operate equipment safely. - Maintain Cue track documentation and participate in cue track rotation as directed by departmental leadership. - Run Cue tracks to position and operate show props as directed for performances, artist training and maintenance. - Collaborate on special projects including the construction and installation of new show props and puppet elements. - Performs all other job-related duties as requested. Required: - At least 1 year of experience running show cue tracks. - At least 3 years experience in a professional theatrical environment as a props technician with and in-depth knowledge of theatrical props for large scale productions. - Working knowledge of wood working, fiberglass, resin casting, and scenic art skills. - Excellent customer service skills. - Able to lead and mentor a team. - Have interpersonal skill to deal effectively with all business contacts. - Professional appearance and demeanor. - Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays. - High school diploma or equivalent. - Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms. Preferred: - Working knowledge of various prop fabrication techniques including metal working, Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), welding experience, rigging, mechanical, pneumatic and electrical skills. - Previous experience working in a similar resort setting. *This is not intended to include every duty or responsibility of the job nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do this job. ()
          

Fans said they had to 'turn off' ABC's 'The Little Mermaid Live!' and called it a 'bust'

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Fans said they had to 'turn off' ABC's 'The Little Mermaid Live!' and called it a 'bust'On Twitter, users criticized the costumes, the singing, and even the choice of puppets in the recent live-action version of the Disney film.

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Monckton uses a sock puppet

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Monckton uses a sock puppet

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The Climate Science Rapid Response Team received a verbose query from Abu Ali Al-Hussain who oddly enough, sounded exactly like Christopher Monckton.

I liked this bit from Monckton's sock:

The IPCC has been making long-term predictions of future climate states on the basis of modeling: yet its 2001 Third Assessment Report says that the climate is a complex, non-linear, chaotic object, so that the prediction of future climate states is not possible.

The Third Assessment Report did not say that predication of climate was not possible, but rather:

A complex, non-linear system may display what is technically called chaotic behaviour. This means that the behaviour of the system is critically dependent on very small changes of the initial conditions. This does not imply, however, that the behaviour of non-linear chaotic systems is entirely unpredictable, contrary to what is meant by "chaotic" in colloquial language. It has, however, consequences for the nature of its variability and the predictability of its variations. The daily weather is a good example. The evolution of weather systems responsible for the daily weather is governed by such non-linear chaotic dynamics. This does not preclude successful weather prediction, but its predictability is limited to a period of at most two weeks. Similarly, although the climate system is highly non-linear, the quasi-linear response of many models to present and predicted levels of external radiative forcing suggests that the large-scale aspects of human-induced climate change may be predictable, although as discussed in Section 1.3.2 below, unpredictable behaviour of non-linear systems can never be ruled out. The predictability of the climate system is discussed in Chapter 7.

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We Can All Agree That The Little Mermaid Live!'s Flounder Puppet Was Creepy AF

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Satanic Panic, 2019 - ★★

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didn't jibe with this film's sense of humor and got bored pretty quickly but did find it commendable the way the story frames its titular SATANIC PANIC as underclass anxiety, here the rich using blood sacrifice to retain their wealth/privilege. but again, the parodic tone is slippery and there is never a sense of justified anger to the film's politics. some good OTT gore gags and the Satanists use spells to summon zany puppet demons, so there's a genuinely fun FX craft to the horror, it's not just cultists running around in robes. this is the kind of film that introduces a giant strap-on drill dildo and makes sure to use it creatively moments later.

marks the second horror-comedy i've watched this month co-starring a nearly nude Jerry O'Connell with a soul patch in a McMansion; this must have been filmed down the street from DEEP MURDER.


          

Infrastructure Engineer - Chantilly

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Technology is constantly changing and our adversaries are digitally exceeding law enforcement’s ability to keep pace. Those charged with protecting the United States are not always able to access the evidence needed to prosecute crime and prevent terrorism. The Government has trusted in Peraton to provide the technical ability, tools, and resources to bring criminals to justice. In response to this challenge, Peraton is seeking an Infrastructure Engineer to provide proven, industry leading capabilities to our customer. What you’ll do… Provide day-to-day operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for operating systems and servers Perform software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages Schedule installations and upgrades and maintain them in accordance with established IT policies and procedures Monitor and tune the system to achieve optimum performance levels Ensure workstation/server data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions of varying complexities Ensure data/media recoverability by developing and implementing a schedule of system backups and database archive operations Plans and implement the modernization of servers Develop, implement and promote standard operating procedures and schedules Conduct hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines Improve automation, configuration management and DevOps processes You’d be a great fit if… You’ve obtained a BS degree and have eight (8) years of relevant experience . However, equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of degree. You have ten (10) years of systems engineering/administration experience You possess five (5) years of experience with virtualization platforms You have five (5) years of experience coordinating activities of technology product and service vendors and leading technical infrastructure design activities You have a current Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility and the ability to obtain a polygraph It would be even better if you… Understand high-availability, fail overs, backups, scaling and clustering operational systems Have experience with the following technologies: Windows Networking and Infrastructure Microsoft SQL Server or similar Microsoft PowerShell Configuration management tools (Puppet, Chef) Continuous integration tools (Jenkins, CircleCI) Container orchestration tools (Kubernetes, Docker Hub) Cloud services (AWS, Azure) Linux operating systems (Red Hat, CentOS) Other databases (MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, etc.) SharePoint 2013 DC/OC, Apache, Mesos What you’ll get… An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing Company-paid infertility treatments Cross-training and professional development opportunities Influence major initiatives *This position requires the candidate to have a current Top Secret security clearance and the ability to obtain a polygraph. Candidate must possess SCI eligibility. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.
          

New Release Round-Up 11-01-19

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Cold War Kids - New Age Norms 1 -CWKTWO Corp. Over their career, Cold War Kids have fielded musics seismic shifts while simultaneously sticking to their own game plan. Over the course of a dozen releases including seven studio albums, multiple EPs, and a live album on majors and indies alike, non-stop tours and the festival circuits biggest stages, massive radio, sales & streaming successes, the band have become a major part of the modern landscape. Their new album New Age Norms 1 , with lead single Complainer is the next chapter with the approach of taking apart the idea of what the band is and just trying to take the doors off a bit to see where it can go.

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Hootie & The Blowfish - Imperfect Circle -Capitol Nashville The celebrated 90's and early 2000's group Hootie & The Blowfish releasetheir newalbum, Imperfect Circle , thisweek. Their first in nearly 15 years. Includes the single Rollin'

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Bob Dylan - Travelin' Thru, 1967 - 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15 -Sony Legacy The latest chapter in the highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series revisits Dylan's pivotal musical journeys to Nashville, from 1967 to 1969, focusing on previously unavailable recordings made with Johnny Cash and unreleased tracks from the John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline, and Self Portrait sessions. LP 1 finds Dylan in Columbia's Studio A in Nashville recording alternate versions of compositions written for John Wesley Harding (October 17 and November 6, 1967) and Nashville Skyline (February 13-14, 1969) while introducing a new song "Western Road" (a Nashville Skyline outtake). LP's 2 and 3 are centered around Dylan's collaborations with American music icon Johnny Cash including the much sought-after Columbia Studio A sessions and on-stage performances at the Ryman Auditorium (May 1, 1969) for the recording of the premiere episode of The Johnny Cash Show (originally broadcast on ABC-TV on June 7, 1969). LP 3 closes with tracks recorded on May 17, 1970 with Grammy Award-winning bluegrass banjo legend Earl Scruggs for the PBS television special, "Earl Scruggs: His Family and Friends" (originally aired January 1971). Jeff Lynne's ELO - From Out Of Nowhere -Sony From Out Of Nowhere is the new album from Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and music legend Jeff Lynne , and follows up a remarkable run of sold out European and American tours. Jeff Lynnes ELO, whose music has touched fans deeply across three generations now, has found himself in recent years at the peak of his powers as a songwriter, musician and producer. This new collection features a buoyant title song which opens the ten-track record including the wistful Help Yourself to the celebratory Down Came the Rain to the churning rocker One More Time to the sweet closer, Songbird. As does its predecessor, 2015s Alone in the Universe , From Out Of Nowhere shows Lynne finding new facets to his signature sound, at once drawing on his globally loved legacy and forging new paths in both sounds and emotions. Once again, he plays nearly every note of the music on guitars, bass, piano, drums, keyboards and vibes, as well as singing all of the lead and layered harmony vocals. Steve Jay, who also engineered the album, adds some percussion. R.E.M. - Monster: 25th Anniversary Edition -Craft Recordings R.E.M. s ninth album, Monster , was released at a time when the band were coming off the peak of their mainstream success, following Out of Time (1991) and Automatic For The People (1992). Coming from a long break in touring (the band famously didnt tour with the two previous records), Monster represented an intentional shift in R.E.M.s sound, a return to rock with guitar laden, simple arrangements. It was released to strong reviews and significant global success - reaching #1 on Billboard, and least 7 other countries. In 1995 the band promoted that album with their first concert tour since 1989 (although several band members suffered health problems). The album includes the singles; Whats The Frequency, Kenneth?, Crush with Eyeliner, Bang and Blame, and Strange Currencies.Commemorating the albums 25th anniversary, original Producer Scott Litt re-approached R.E.M.s Monster by remixing the entire album. The original 1995 version was dense in guitars and feedback with the vocals mixed within the sonic wall, but on this alternative version the guitars are pulled back and the vocals pushed forward to create a more open sound and showcase often-revealing lyrics.The deluxe edition package also includes previously unreleased demos, a complete live performance, recorded from the Monster tour in Chicago on June 3, 1995, plus a Blu-ray disc which features the bands tour documentary Road Movie, five original music videos, as well as the complete remastered Monster album in 5.1 surround sound and hi-resolution audio.

Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York: 25th Anniversary Edition -Geffen Records Nirvana 's classic MTV Unplugged In New York album is getting a 25th anniversary vinyl reissue. Marking the iconic lives set's first pressing as a double LP, the new edition features five rehearsal performances that were previously available on only the DVD release.Among the rehearsals which were previously only available as bonus content on the MTV Unplugged in New York is a different take on the David Bowie cover The Man Who Sold the World, a version that finds both Nirvana and the production team finding their footing ahead of the concert. Rehearsal versions of Polly, Pennyroyal Tea, Come As You Are and the Meat Puppets Plateau are also included on the vinyls Side D.

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Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra - I Shouldn't Be Telling You This -Decca The Hollywood legend, coolest man on the planet and purveyor of fine jazz will release his second album in November on Decca Records. And this time hes bringing his friends. Jeff Goldblum has assembled an extraordinary gang of vocalists from all walks of musical life, some of whom are revealing their jazz voices for the very first time. The feel good jazz album of the year, featuring singers Sharon Van Etten, Fiona Apple, Inara George, Jeff Goldblum & Anna Calvi.

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Jon Batiste - Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard -Verve This title was recorded live at the historic Village Vanguard in NYC in the Fall of 2018 during Jon Batiste s residency at the legendary space. It is the follow up to Anatomy of Angels, which is part 1 of this 2 part series. The music on Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard is original, instrumental music (other than Soulful which is a tribute cover to Ray Hargrove) showcasing Batistes virtuosic and uplifting talent he uses to command a room, and an iconic one at that.

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Japanese Wallpaper - Glow -Nettwerk Records Japanese Wallpaper is Gab Strum, Melbourne-based dream pop producer, songwriter and artist. Gab blends shimmery synths, downtempo beats, and electronic influences with introspective, coming of age song themes to craft his brand of indie pop. Glow is the debut album from Japanese Wallpaper about navigating the simultaneously beautiful and incredibly awkward phase that is one's late teens, growing up and trying to figure out your place in the world. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Ben H. Allen (Walk the Moon, Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Kaiser Chiefs, Cut Copy, Washed Out, Neon Indian),

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed: 50th Anniversary Edition Miranda Lambert - Wildcard Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA The Mavericks - Play The Hits The Doors - The Soft Parade: 50th Anniversary Omni - Networker Frail Body - A Brief Memoriam Nile - Vile Nilotic Rites Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Original Soundtrack Half Moon Run - A Blemish In The Great Light Voyager - Colours In The Sun Apollo Brown - Sincerely, Detroit Cup - Spinning Creature The Damned - Black Is the Night: The Definitive Anthology Nils Frahm - All Encores Van Halen - The Japanese Singles 1978-1984 R.Lum.R - Surfacing Anais Mitchell - Hadestown Original Broadway Cast Recording

& More .....

Coldplay - Arabesque / Orphans Bradford Cox / Cate Le Bon - Myths 004 EP Rayland Baxter - Good Mmornin EP Black Stone Cherry - Black To Blues: Volume 2 EP Pluralone - Shade Lady Antebellum - What Im Leaving For Prince - I Feel For You (Acoustic Demo) / I Feel For You Bishop Briggs - Champion

UPCOMING RELEASES

Fitted - First Fits -Org Music Fitted is a new project from Wire members Graham Lewis and Matthew Simms, with Mike Watt (Minutemen, Stooges, fIREHOSE) and drummer Bob Lee (Fearless Leader, The Freeks). The group first convened after just one practice to perform at Wires DRILL festival in 2017 at The Echo in Los Angeles. On their debut album, First Fits , the freewheelin' pysch-pop powerhouse plows through six numbers over the course of 38 minutes, with Lewis and Watt trading lead vocal duties. The album will be available on LP, CD, and digital formats beginning November 8th.

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Andrea Bocelli - Si Forever: The Diamond Edition -Decca The million-selling 2018 album reimagined to include 5 brand new tracks & including duets with Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Matteo Bocelli, Jennifer Garner and more.

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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.


          

Project Lead Site Reliability Engineer

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Project Lead Site Reliability Engineer Position Purpose: Position Responsibilities: Develop a roadmap and plan for Continuous Feedback and Delivery initiatives. Build platforms that teams can leverage to accelerate innovation in the areas of reliability, scalability and velocity. Develop cross functional code base for automation. Mentor team members in object oriented programming strategies. Provide technical leadership for software development and software operation transformation initiatives. Implement and customize service mesh systems while leveraging strategies to package platforms and services. Responsible for building innovation in the areas of distributed system flow and resilience, and continuous feedback and delivery. Creating efficiency and cultural transformation through the curation of new systems and capabilities. Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Engineering or related field or equivalent experience. 5+ years of experience in the field or in a related area. Experience with software engineering, enterprise operations support, object oriented programming, automation, consulting with internal customers, cloud based enterprise-grade cloud systems management and full stack engineering. Ability to quickly learn technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Puppet, Nginx, HAProxy, Elasticsearch, MariaDB, GoLang and Python. Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law. Information Technology USA-Missouri-Chesterfield Corporate Full-time
          

Monster Puppets

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These adorable monster puppets made from felt. Use the free printable pattern to cut out all the features.

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DevOps Engineer

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SunIRef:Manu:title DevOps Engineer Verizon 25,362 reviews - Alpharetta, GA 30022 Verizon 25,362 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. What you'll be doing... At Verizon Connect (VZConnect), we guide a connected world on the go. We're in it to win it. Today we're the #1 global provider of fleet management solutions for both enterprise and small/medium businesses. Our consumer products, like Hum, create a more connected ride with vehicle diagnostics, emergency assistance, and WiFi. And to top it off, our partnerships with major car manufacturers help us care for more drivers with our connected technologies. As a top 20 SaaS leader, we know our talent is the most important component to our success. We hire top talent and empower them to do their best work. As a division of Verizon, we combine the fun and excitement of a start-up environment with the resources, operational excellence, and brand recognition of an established tech giant. Be a part of the rapidly growing Connected Car SaaS industry, as you work alongside some of the sharpest minds in SaaS software and mobile app development. The Continuous Integration Delivery Engineers will be the cultural change agent, the custodian and the key driver in facilitating adoption of the CI/CD model and will partner with build engineers, application and infrastructure teams, sponsors and stakeholders to manage seamless operations of all development and runtime platforms. This role will be part of the continuous delivery engineering practice and will be a part of our Platform Lean Delivery team, who will then be accountable for the availability, latency, performance, efficiency, change management, monitoring, emergency response, and capacity planning of their services. Also, work closely with Software Engineers to help them deploy their applications to various systems including test and production systems. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior DevOps Engineer. As our new Senior DevOps Engineer, you will be in charge of the specification and documentation of CICD tools, work with build engineers to accommodate self-serve deployments. In addition, you will be developing new features and writing scripts for automation using Ansible/Puppet. Lead evaluation, design, and implementation of container orchestration platform. Automation of systems provisioning/management and application deployment processes. Design, deploy, and maintain standards, best practices, and processes for production support, incident response and root cause analysis, capacity and performance management, health and security monitoring, disaster recovery, application building, packaging, configuration management, QA, and deployment. Design and implementation of Service Discovery/Registration systems with integration with software and hardware load balancers. Work with engineers and product management teams across multiple organizations to advise and influence architecture and technical strategies. Automation of systems provisioning/management and application deployment processes. Work with engineers and product management teams across multiple organizations to advise and influence architecture and technical strategies. Develop, and promote the development of, architectural/technical documentation, whitepapers, presentations, and proposals. What we're looking for... You'll need to have: Bachelor's degree or four or more years or work experience. Four or more years of relevant work experience. Three or more years of experience in one or more of the following programming/scripting languages - Jave,Python, Groovy, Bash. Four or more years of experience with containerization technologies such as Kubernetes and/or Docker;with configuration management tools like Chef, Puppet and/or Ansible; and with CloudFormation and/or Terraform. Even better if you have: A Degree. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Knowledge of SonarQube, Jenkins, Twistlock, Artifactory and other PaaS such as AWS or Azure DevOps cloud-based CI/CD systems. Experiencewith EC2, VPC, S3, Glacier, ELB, EBS, RDS, Route 53, CloudFront, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and more. Experience with DevOps concepts, code deployment processes, microservices, serverless architectures, etc. Five or more years of Linux experience with hands on skills for administrative tasks. Experience with CI/CD systems such as Jenkins and experience in building release pipelines. Eight or more years of experience in the relevant field. Broad technical background in server, storage, network, virtualization, cloud, and DevOps areas. Highly energetic focus on constant learning. Experience automating things with shell scripts, AWS CLI, or other tools. VZConnect When you join Verizon... 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Mississippi Democratic Party Needs to Overhaul Strategies, Outreach, Diversity

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Best-selling author Angie Thomas, a Jackson native, is leaving Mississippi because she cannot stand to live among the toxic politics that hurts so many people. Photo by Anissa Photography.

Prominent novelist Angie Thomas is planning to leave Mississippi due to the toxic politics here, which was on prominent display in last night’s election outcome. The wildly successful graduate of Belhaven College grew up in Georgetown in Jackson and travels frequently to Atlanta, Los Angeles and beyond. Her first novel became a popular feature film, and now her second adapted film is in production. She told me in a recent Let’s Talk Jackson podcast that she is turning her career attention toward the film world as well as writing books.

But, as of now, Angie doesn’t plan to make films in her native Mississippi, even as she is investing in her old neighborhood, fixing up playgrounds and working to inspire kids, much as her hero Nipsey Hussle did in L.A., as she explained in our podcast and a recent cover story by JFP Culture Writer Aliyah Veal.

“I once considered putting my production company in Mississippi, filming projects in Mississippi,” Angie tweeted last night. “But I also realize the money from those projects would benefit politicians who don't see me as an equal. Money talks, and mine walks.”

The Real Root of Mississippi ‘Brain Drain’

Many of the same politicians who won statewide offices last night by pandering to Donald Trump love to talk about stopping Mississippi brain drain, of course. There's even a "Mississippi Brain Drain Commission" with an ugly website. But it’s always about anything but reversing hatefulness and intolerance of anyone not just like those in power.

Angie wasn’t the only one tweeting about this last night: Smart Mississippians crowded into my mentions to say they don’t think they can stay in the state much longer, while the election outcome discouraged many ex-pats who want to return home.

I and my staff have worked mightily to convince young people to stay in the state and use their energy and resources for progress here since I returned 18 years ago and then started this paper. It’s extremely common for me to be out in public—the last time at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum a couple weeks ago—and a young professional I don’t know walks up to me to tell me that they were uncertain about moving to Jackson for a job or whatever, but picked up the Jackson Free Press while visiting and realized that the state has people who don’t fit the hateful stereotype. This has happened hundreds of times since the Jackson Free Press launched in 2002.

It’s getting hard to ask Mississippians to stay or return now, though. Just the tweets last night showed that their pain is real. A former Mississippi Youth Media Project student I worked with—a brilliant young white woman who attended Murrah High School and now goes to college out of state—tweeted last night that while she loves Mississippi, she doesn’t like it. As much as she was engaged here in trying to lift up the capital city and its public schools, while helping educate others about the state's racist history, I’m not going to hold my breath that she will return to live, perhaps ever.

She is following the path I and so many others chose: Get out before the state killed me with its sexism, racism I’m supposed to share, and cruelty to the less fortunate.

This is especially true for bright young minds because so much of the legislation out of the GOP supermajority is designed to hurt them, especially if they are young people of color, women, an immigrant or LGBTQ. And the state’s leaders disparage them at every turn for thinking differently. If we disagree at all, we are a horrific “liberal” or “socialist” monster—labels that Republicans here hurl around to mean anybody who isn’t a lapdog for Donald Trump or, frankly, someone who believes in true diversity at all tables and race and gender equity in our society.

Free, critical thinking is unacceptable. As Gov. Phil Bryant tweeted yesterday, "Here in Mississippi we are conservatives" ... except we're all not conservatives, and it's our state, too. This language is designed to run off those who don't agree, taking their votes and potential with them, and too often works.

The Problem with Mississippi Democrats

Then there is the Democratic Party in the state—which, truth be told, has been the real culprit, over all, since I returned in 2002. Compare what just happened in Kentucky as I tweeted last night—a state with 87% white population turned blue. Here, the state with the highest proportion of African Americans in the U.S. at around 38% got redder.

Republicans counter now that the Kentucky incumbent wasn't liked there; well, no one actually likes Tate Reeves here, either, it seems, so that doesn't explain it.

I’ve talked about this for years now—a timid, closed groupthink infects the Mississippi Democratic Party from the top, especially among the white men who traditionally control, fund and strategize for it. Certainly, many of them are well-meaning from a macro level; they talk a lot about education funding, which is vitally important but clearly cannot alone carry this party to victory in pretty much any election. Some burn through a lot of often-quiet funding for good causes—trying to change the Mississippi flag, funding fights for public-education laws—but often won’t put themselves out in front of the issues to take the direct hits and model what it looks like to weather them.

Many Democratic leaders here are afraid of offending white conservative voters to a ridiculous fault. I guess they really believe that voters they would lose by actually supporting women’s rights or learning to speak intelligently about racism to black people are the very ones who would turn around and vote for them if they shoot enough guns in TV ads. It’s theater of the absurd, not to mention funny math.

That ship has sailed, gentlemen. This Democratic race to oblivion found the bottom last night.

Ignore, Belittle Women at Your Peril, Dem Men

But here’s the thing: Women can help you right the ship, Dems, just as they are doing in other states, as last night’s results around the U.S., especially white suburbs, showed. You’re going to have to listen to women and invite us to all the tables, though, even as we start creating more forums of our own that are going to challenge all of you, regardless of party.

If there is anything I learned from visits and conversation with so many women over the last year while I recovered from breast cancer is that we’re all fed up, if we’re not the obedient ones already in cahoots with Pat Robertson or the Family Research Council. Starting with the desire to allow a mother to die rather than having an abortion, the state’s leadership is not on women’s side. Any woman.

Women are also talking to each other about the direct slights from men in power, including in the Democratic Party. While I’m not a partisan type by nature (I actually hate the concept of political parties), I have women friends who work with the party in various ways. Most talk about the sexism they encounter when trying to bring new ideas to the table. They are ignored, patted on the head, treated like they don’t know what they’re talking about.

Last night I texted one of my black women friends who volunteers with the party as the writing on the Mississippi wall became clear. She has a brilliant strategic mind and understands politics and what motivates voters backward and forward.

“We coulda told em,” I wrote.

“They wouldn’t listen to me,” she responded. “I don’t know what I’m taking about.”

But she does know. No matter. When it comes to legislation or campaigns targeted to “rural whites” to the exclusion of others, Dem leaders here expect women, African Americans and other people of color to suck it up and vote for the party, even though it keeps losing.

A major moment in this campaign cycle was when the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, Jay Hughes, voted for the anti-abortion “heartbeat bill” last session—in the very state where women came together in a grassroots campaign like we've never seen here before or since to defeat the personhood amendment at the polls in 2011. I later saw male strategists trying to take full credit, of course, but it was the bottom-up momentum by women meeting in living rooms that made the difference. My paper ran many columns by women from different backgrounds and political beliefs coming out against personhood that went viral in the state. Women came together like we must do more often.

Like the ads he ran for over a year on a conservative anti-women and racist blog here—the blogger calls women "sluts" and says breast implants should explode and ranks "hottest" young women reporters—Hughes’ reasoning on the heartbeat bill this year was absurd. It was something about making sure white Democrats wouldn’t become extinct. Then last night he took in fewer voters than attorney general candidate Jennifer Riley Collins, a black Democrat the party virtually ignored.

I criticized Hughes' vote rather mildly on Twitter after his heartbeat vote, and got hit with a barrage of personal insults from a sock-puppet account. Apparently, my criticism of his heartbeat bill meant I had a "secret crush" on Hughes.

"Mouth off Yall" tweeted: "It's just been amusing to watch the girl crush that @DonnerKay has had on @Jay4Mississippi over the last year." (Earlier, I had criticized Democrat Hughes for advertising on the misogynistic blog.) He went on: "It's like he dumped her or something. Maybe she's been paid off by the Russians to attack him on everything he does. Just calling balls & strikes here."

My criticism of Hughes couldn't be because I'm a woman, have a degree in political science and a master's in journalism, have watched and commented on politics in Mississippi for years, or because I'm a woman with intelligent opinions. No, it was a "crush." And this one is mild compared to insults I've gotten from Democratic men here with their real names attached. One even lunged at me in a bar one night due to my mayoral endorsement.

This, sadly, is not uncommon for women here. I’ve been called every name for speaking out loud about politics, especially if it is not in lockstep with Democratic leadership logic, which it pretty much never is. Too many men in our state care more about being told they're wrong than actually getting it right.

Many women tell me they are afraid to speak up because they see how men talk to me when I do. They fear losing jobs and opportunities or public smears. Let that sink in.

Sucking It Up for the Party Won’t Work

What I and many other women have been saying for years is now flashing in neon: sucking it up for the party won’t work. What the Dems in Mississippi must do is start today—not in three-and-a-half years—to pack away their defensiveness and create a new kind of welcoming party that doesn’t pander to racists and misogynists. Just go ahead and let the GOP own that. I don’t mean a hard shift to the Bernie Sanders left. I mean the kind of collaboration that can result when more not-white men are invited in, asked for feedback and listened to respectfully. If there’s anything the Mississippi Democratic Party needs right now, it is to put hats firmly in hand, get out into our communities and really listen to people. All of them. The time for timidity and fragility is past.

What must come first is a welcoming attitude to the Democratic tent if that party is to survive here. And, yes, allow a Stacey Abrams into Mississippi to help get out the vote, as well as engage prominent African Americans right here in the state. I mean, look at the mailers and TV ads—Republicans are going to associate Dems, and even reasonable Republicans, with people like Sanders and AOC anyway and call the candidate “socialist” or such no matter what you actually believe. So at least try to get another 50,000 votes out of forming real multiracial coalitions.

Angie Thomas was still tweeting this morning about her decision to leave and take her money with her, even as she still plans to invest back into her community here. “I have plans to create jobs, affordable housing, and recreation. I’m already putting things into place. And I don’t have to live there to do it. What are YOU doing besides Tweeting?” she told people who were complaining about her decision to leave.

She also retweeted @kaykaypolitiks who supported her decision as a way to explain how hard the toxic politics are on black Mississippians not considered welcome here by Republicans. “These elections take a toll on black bodies... creatively, mentally, spiritually, physically etc. I say go where you can be well, @angiecthomas. Much love," @kaykaypolitiks wrote.

I then asked Angie this morning if any Democratic leaders had reached out to her to help them connect to her fan base in the state—kind of an obvious ask for a party that so desperately needs to grow its voter base. The brilliant best-selling author’s answer, sadly, did not surprise me.

“Lol nope. They’re scared to even follow me on social media,” Angie answered.

That just says it all. It's time to wake up, Democrats, to the potential and new voters all around you in Mississippi. Clearly, the alternative is a loser’s game.

But there’s hope in such a dramatic loss for actual Democratic change here to rise from the ashes; the excuses are over. I saw a tweet today from a white male Democrat I’ve tangled with after past elections over the need to hire new strategists in the state who understand the faulty logic of pandering for the same white conservative voters. In our last engagement, he was condescending and dismissive to me.

This morning, he tweeted a mea culpa to his followers: “All is not lost, but things will go SO. MUCH. SLOWER. if white men in this party, including myself, do not directly advocate for more diverse leadership.”

Exactly. Women have been saying that here for a long, long time. It's well past time for men to start listening.

Donna Ladd is the editor-in-chief and CEO of the Jackson Free Press. Follow her on Twitter at @donnerkay and read her blog at donnaladd.com.


          

Principal Software Engineer, Security

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Reporting to the Director of Security Production Engineering, the Principal Software Engineer will be responsible for building innovative tools & platforms protecting our SaaS offerings in AWS.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

* Develop tools in Python, Node.js, GO using native AWS services to detect, alert, analyze, and audit system and infrastructure security events and vulnerabilities.

* Work with Production and Application Security Engineers to secure the software delivery pipeline used by Cofense PhishMe, Triage, Vision, and other applications and services.

* Ensure AWS accounts and services meet the highest levels of security while allowing Engineers the freedom to innovate and ship code.

* Automate self-service platforms to manage user access, roles, and permissions to critical services

* Work as a member of the Security Operations team to analyze and respond to security events and alerts.

* Develop and automate processes and procedures related to compliance activities, such as SOC2.

* Other duties as assigned.

The above statements are neither intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be a listing of all of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. This job description is not a contract of employment, either express or implied. Employment with Cofense will be voluntarily entered into and your employment is considered at will. Cofense reserves the right to alter the job description at any time without notice.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

* Knowledge of web Authentication protocols and standards (SAML/OAUTH)

* Knowledge of AWS Cloud Infrastructure (EC2, VPC, ELB, RDS) and security technology (security groups, CloudTrail, VPC Flow Logs, CloudWatch, AWS Config)

* Familiarity with automated configuration management such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible

* Solid knowledge of Enterprise security fundamentals and how they must to be adapted DevOps/Cloud Environments

* Ability to rapidly learn and integrate new tools, technologies, and APIs

* A successful track record of working remote as part of a geographically distributed team

Education and/or Experience:

* 4 year Computer Science or Electrical Engineering Degree highly preferred

* Minimum of 10 years total experience as a software engineer, with solid experience developing modern REST services in Python, Node.js, or GO

* Minimum of 4 years of cloud experience, as a cloud or DevOps engineer, programming AWS services. At least two years of experience with cloud security is highly preferred

* Experience developing and deploying event-based Serverless micro-services applications in AWS, GCP, or Azure

* Experience working in an environment with formal code review and testing

* Familiarity with NoSQL Database (Redis, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Elasticsearch)

* Experience with message queues (SNS/SQS, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, etc.)

* Experience with CI/CD tools and pipelines (Gitlab, Jenkins, Travis, etc.)

* Experience working with cloud virtualization, container, and database infrastructure in Azure, AWS, or GCP

* Experience with infrastructure automation such as Terraform, Cloud Formation, or Azure Resource Manager Templates

Cofense is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis [protected class] including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable national, federal, state or local laws and ordinances. We adhere to these commitments in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, benefits, and discipline.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
          

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Join Hired and find your dream job as a Build/ Release Engineer at one of 10,000+ companies looking for candidates just like you. Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You???ll receive salary and compensation details upfront??? - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you???re interested in, to find a job you???ll love in less than 2 weeks. As a Build/Release Engineer, you will be tasked with managing the development and deployment of software releases. You'll work closely with a team of professionals, including QA engineers, development engineers and product engineers. Our engineers are versatile and self-motivated, can work in a self-directed manner or in a collaborative setting as needed, and display leadership qualities. We value a diversity of perspectives and encourage healthy discussion and debate, but unite behind our decisions. Responsibilities Developing new builds and release pipelines Correcting build errors and maintaining formal release records to track release content Developing dashboards to help quantify internal processes Storing tools in source control Compiling and assembling software through source code Designing and executing tools and scripts to develop multiple product versions Developing general releases, web products and service packs Supporting integration of new technologies Maintaining and evaluating tools supporting process automation for product release Collaborating with QA, dev production and Live Ops teams on identifying and resolving any issues or risk related to release What Skills 2+ years of experience configuring large-scale applications Experience working with cloud automation tools (Puppet, Chef etc.) Experience working with cloud platforms (Rackspace, EC2 etc.) 2+ years of experience working with software build tools and integration tools Solid experience working with Linux Solid knowledge of version control systems (Git, SVN, Perforce etc.) An interest in staying updated with the latest advancements in technology B.S. degree in software engineering, computer science or equivalent experience These Would Be Nice Experience working with databases Knowledge of platform certification processes Experience with tools such as Tableau and Grafana

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Christmas Cracker Weekend , 23 November - 24 November

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23 November - 24 November - Community at Quay Arts

FREE (suitable for under 18s)

Cracker

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November 9am to 5pm

Start your Christmas with a bang with our Christmas Cracker Weekend!

We will be having a cracking weekend with a craft fayre, family workshops, music and food, showcasing a whole host of creative variety that the island has to offer.

Craft stalls, artists and makers in the West Gallery

Local Christmas choirs and live music in the cafe

FREE family craft drop in sessions – make your own wrapping paper

Family Friendly Theatre shows taking place each day.

SATURDAY:
Arthur’s Dream Boat by Long Nose Puppets

Saturday 23 Nov | 11am or 2pm | £8 ticket | £30 family of 4 ticket

It is the story about a little boy who has a dream.

One night, Arthur has an amazing dream about a beautiful pink and green boat with a stripy mast. He can’t wait to tell everyone about it but no one (not even his dog!) is interested. In fact, they don’t even notice that this very same boat is growing on his head, getting larger and larger by the minute! Soon, Arthur is bouncing along the waves in his very own dream boat. Maybe now his family will listen to him! A magical playful children’s show with breathtaking puppets, so enchanting that everyone will want to sail away with Arthur’s in his dream boat! This show is brought to you by Long Nose Puppets, makers of Shoe Baby, Penguin and Out of the Hat!

The music is by Tom Gray, of the Mercury Award winning band Gomez.

Running time: 40 mins plus 15 mins to meet the puppets

Suitability: 2 – 8 years

SUNDAY:
Squashbox Theatre presents The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness!

Sunday 24 Nov | 2pm | £8 ticket | £30 family of 4 ticket

Squashbox Theatre’s new show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols, presents and puddings!

Meet a snowman who lives in the fridge, try and spot some naughty elves, play hunt the brussel sprout, endure the world’s worst Christmas jumper and gaze at the “beautiful” Christmas fairy…

Learn about Yule tide traditions old and new, hear the story of the first Christmas Tree and even explore some festive science.

The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness! is an over-stuffed stocking of seasonal surprises crammed with puppets, songs,quizzes and comedy, and over-flowing with crazy characters, silly slapstick, tall tales and fantastic facts-all presented in that unique Squashbox style!

Running time: 60 mins (no interval)

Suitability: 5+ years and families

To book please see Quay Arts website: http://www.quayarts.org/event/christmas-cracker-weekend/


          

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SunIRef:it Associate Services Engineer Indiana University 383 reviews - Bloomington, IN Indiana University 383 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. The GlobalNOC Software and Systems Engineering group is seeking talented engineers to design, develop, and operate innovative network management systems. Using established industry best practices and internal best practices in version control, automated testing suites, and software life cycle planning, this position provides systems analysis and programming to support the development of software and systems, and provide first-line technical support and solutions for problems related to developed software and systems, and using and developing operational workflows and procedures with impact across teams. With guidance from senior engineers and management, assists in the preparation of development roadmaps, effort estimates, requirements, designs and other project management components for projects with national, regional, metro, and campus level impact. Required Qualifications Bachelors degree in computer science or a related field and some relevant experience in systems analysis and programming. Combinations of education and related experience may be considered. Familiarity with software programming including data structures, algorithms, relational databases, and software development practices. Familiarity with TCP/IP, Linux system administration, and security fundamentals. Excellent interpersonal skills with a customer service orientation. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a diverse variety of individuals, including individuals with varying degrees of technical knowledge. Willingness to work as part of a team in a dynamic and complex environment. Ability to perform with high levels of accuracy, problem-solving, dependability, and responsibility. Preferred Qualifications One year of experience developing and operating software services using Linux and other open source technologies. Experience with reading and writing code and scripts in Perl, Python, JavaScript, Java, or C. Experience working with SQL and NoSQL databases. Experience with IT best practices for IT operations. Experience with automation and config management using tools like ansible, puppet, and chef. Working Conditions / Demands Requires day-to-day technical decisions and personal initiative. Incumbent will need to understand system design and functional requirements, know when to ask for help, and communicate effectively with other technical team members and functional clients. Work will be reviewed periodically by a senior technical team member and verified by customers. Work with internal and external customers to assist with with request prioritization. Employee's efforts will impact network measurement / management applications used / deployed across the United States at the national, regional, metro, and campus levels by GlobalNOC customers. Stability, accuracy, and performance of the service is imperative. Work Location Bloomington, Indiana Ability to work in Indianapolis, Indiana Job Classification Salary Plan: PAE Salary Grade: 2IT FLSA: Exempt Job Function: Information Technology Posting Disclaimer This posting is scheduled to close at 12:01am EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but it will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date. Equal Employment Opportunity Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information. Campus Safety and Security The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at *********** or by visiting IUPD. Contact Us Request Support Telephone: ************ Indiana University - Just posted report job - original job
          

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Position Description:

* Provide support in managing dynamic on premise and cloud-based architecture consisting of virtualized resources that support multi-tiered high-availability cluster applications, services, databases, and capabilities using various cloud services, platforms, and operating systems.

* Coordinate with department leadership to plan, design, and schedule the release of all software, hardware, and operating system updates.

* Function as individual contributor and work under moderate supervision designing, implementing, and maintaining the organization's application systems and/or IT Infrastructure.

* Provide architectural framework for information system development, maintenance, and enhancement efforts Installs, configures, and maintains the organization's computer systems.

* Perform moderate to complex application administration activities such as creating, modifying, and deleting users, and optimizing remote access and security access for messaging systems, databases, and web applications.

* Develop and enhance processes and technical documentation, and create back-up procedures, test plans, and reports.

* Analyze systems and perform usability testing to ensure performance and reliability, enhance scalability, and meet security requirements.

* May be assigned to various, unanticipated sites throughout the United States.

Experience must include:

* Puppet,

* F5(GTM/LTM),

* Infoblox,

* ELK Stack, IBMMQ,

* AWS Java Script,

* TIBCP (4.4, 6.3),

* SAMBA,

* F5 Load balancer

* Veritas Net Backup 5.1. Experience may be gained concurrently. Any suitable combination of education, training or experience is acceptable. EOE.

Education:

Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering. (any), or related technical field. 36 months experience in job offered or computer-related occupation

LOCATION: Lansing, MI and various, unanticipated sites throughout the United States.

CONTACT: Send resume to edmund.yarboi@cns-inc.com or E. Yarboi, Client Network Services, LLC, 2277 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850. Must reference Job Code HB107.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
          

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Build/ Release Engineer

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Join Hired and find your dream job as a Build/ Release Engineer at one of 10,000+ companies looking for candidates just like you. Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You???ll receive salary and compensation details upfront??? - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you???re interested in, to find a job you???ll love in less than 2 weeks. As a Build/Release Engineer, you will be tasked with managing the development and deployment of software releases. You'll work closely with a team of professionals, including QA engineers, development engineers and product engineers. Our engineers are versatile and self-motivated, can work in a self-directed manner or in a collaborative setting as needed, and display leadership qualities. We value a diversity of perspectives and encourage healthy discussion and debate, but unite behind our decisions. Responsibilities Developing new builds and release pipelines Correcting build errors and maintaining formal release records to track release content Developing dashboards to help quantify internal processes Storing tools in source control Compiling and assembling software through source code Designing and executing tools and scripts to develop multiple product versions Developing general releases, web products and service packs Supporting integration of new technologies Maintaining and evaluating tools supporting process automation for product release Collaborating with QA, dev production and Live Ops teams on identifying and resolving any issues or risk related to release What Skills 2+ years of experience configuring large-scale applications Experience working with cloud automation tools (Puppet, Chef etc.) Experience working with cloud platforms (Rackspace, EC2 etc.) 2+ years of experience working with software build tools and integration tools Solid experience working with Linux Solid knowledge of version control systems (Git, SVN, Perforce etc.) An interest in staying updated with the latest advancements in technology B.S. degree in software engineering, computer science or equivalent experience These Would Be Nice Experience working with databases Knowledge of platform certification processes Experience with tools such as Tableau and Grafana

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Senior Development Operations Systems Engineer

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A few years ago, our intrepid team of nurses, doctors, developers, salespeople and data scientists came to a realization: if we can truly put the power of data and technology behind the clinical expertise of nurses and docs, we can transform the future of healthcare. Right now, we're focused on bridging the silos that afflict healthcare with inefficiency, waste and friction, especially on the finance and revenue cycle side.
We offer a Software as a Solution (SaaS) platform that connects previously disparate data from within an electronic medical record and transforms it into the type of clinical insight that can help providers determine appropriate care and reimbursement. Additionally, this platform is used as a conduit to connect the provider to the payer, helping break down the information silos that result in denied claims, administrative burden and strained relationships.
And to be clear; it's working! Our team is expanding to help support our mission, our growth and our clients. We're looking for smart, savvy, spirited people like you to join the movement.
What You'll Do
In this role, you will join our Infrastructure, Services and Operations team and work collaboratively with product development and others to deploy and operate our systems and function as the liaison for operations. You will help automate and streamline current and new processes and operations. Participate in projects affecting the department. Build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring and operations. You will prioritize and troubleshoot customer issues and help to resolve them.
--- Provides suggestions to leadership to help determine the proper direction with/for DevOps.--- Analyze information taken from operations and development leadership, as part of a continuous improvement effort.--- Treats automation as an opportunity, instead of a threat to job security.--- Supports the development lifecycle of platform design, deployment and debugging.--- Has a broad understanding of DevOps tool and technologies.--- Helps to identify, resolve and prevent existing and future system bottleneck issues.--- Provides technical assistance to developers, testers and engineers to unify operational efforts.--- Help develop, install and deploy scripts.--- Works well in a team environment with a strong customer service ethic.--- Explore concepts, ideas and new technology to create novel solutions to problems.--- Accountable for maintaining process integrity with regards to policies and procedures. Must have good awareness and familiarity with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).--- Aids in assuring that SOPs are kept current. Contributes to creation of new SOPs where needed.--- Provides technical documentation on processes and how they interact with the tools used to implement those processes.--- Leads DevOps team during investigation, design, and development of new processes or tools.--- May be asked to provide training for other departments and co-workers and act as a mentor to junior employees.--- Compiles and completes status and metrics reports.--- Must be detail-oriented--- Will be asked to brief Leadership, so good communication and people skills are key.--- Stays up to date with the most current software engineering techniques.--- Performs General Responsibilities with minimal supervision.
The Bare NecessitiesWe've got you covered on:--- Health, Dental and Vision Insurance--- Voluntary Short and Long-term Disability and Life Insurance--- Competitive Salary--- 401(k) with match--- Free parking, free coffee, free smiles--- A mission-driven, impactful place to work
Where We'll Go TogetherOur company will become the new standard for utilization management. You'll be a core part of realizing that goal and a valued contributor to the culture and climate we wish to create. Our wins are your wins, and we're dedicated to making you feel your work matters (it truly does).
If any of this speaks to you, let's get in touch.



RequirementsQUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must be able to relate to all types of diverse individuals.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills.
  • Must excel in a team environment.
  • Be a big picture thinker.
  • Strong testing skills.
  • A solid understanding of network and information security.
  • Capable of clearly articulating ideas and express opinions in an environment of open communication.
  • Able to challenge conventional practices.
  • General knowledge of the following applications is desirable:
  • Source Control: TFS, CodeCommit
  • Continuous Integration: Jenkins, TeamCity
  • Infrastructure Automation: Puppet, Ansible, Chef
  • Deployment Automation & Orchestration: Jenkins, TFS
  • Container Concepts: Docker
  • Cloud: AWS
  • Nashville based, minimal travel required.
    EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree required, however in lieu of a degree experience may be a substitute.
    Candidates must successfully pass a background check and drug screen in order to work for XSOLIS.
    Candidates must live within commuting distance of Nashville, TN and be authorized to work in the United States. XSOLIS is unable to sponsor work visas.
    XSOLIS IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
          

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Polaris Alpha, a Parsons Company, has emerged as a leader in the development of cutting edge solutions for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Our tremendous success can be attributed to our people and our priorities. We hire the best, we make them a priority and we never lose focus on the mission. It s why we re here. We have built this cultural legacy by working closely with analysts and operators to understand their needs and delivering meaningful value through innovative, cost effective and intuitive software solutions.

Our Space Operations Directorate is passionate about making America the undisputed leader in Space because we understand that ensuring our nation s security for future generations depends on it. Polaris creates game changing space solutions by teaming highly respected subject matter experts with brilliant technologists. Are you an experienced Software or DevOps Engineer looking for an opportunity to grow your skillset? Do you want to be part of a team that is helping the government solve major national security challenges in the space domain? We need your help.

We are supporting a game-changing software development approach in support of the United States Air Force (USAF) and the larger Space Community through robust DevSecOps pipelines and containerized deployments to help deliver new capabilities to everything from operations centers to F-16 platforms in support of the warfighter. Our team is looking for an experienced Software Engineer or DevOps Engineer with a broad enterprise DevOps background who can work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. In this position, you will be a member of a highly collaborative, multi-contractor support team while also being embedded directly with government customers. We re looking for team players who are willing to embrace pair programming and possess strong communication skills.

You will be supporting the development and deployment of DevOps capabilities as well as space mission applications for a wide range of government customers. Flexibility to work across different job roles such as IT Support, DevOps or Software Development is essential. Physical location for this work will be at Catalyst Campus in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. Catalyst Campus, located in the historic train station in downtown Colorado Springs, provides an open, collaborative work environment that inspires creative problem solving where engineers can work hard and play hard. Occasional offsite support may also be required at Schriever AFB.

REQUIRED SKILLS

* Bachelor s degree in Computer Science or an engineering field with at least 10 years technical experience. Relevant experience may be accepted in place of a degree

* Experience working in an Agile Software Development environment using the Scrum methodology

* Willingness to participate in a pair-programming work environment

* Experience with DevOps tools (e.g. Gitlab, Artifactory, Jenkins, SonarQube, Docker)

* Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to include services such as VPC, EC2, IAM, S3, Lambda, CloudWatch

* Experience with one or more scripting languages (e.g. Bash, Python, PowerShell)

* Ability to support and troubleshoot issues on common Operating Systems (e.g. MacOS, Windows, Linux, yum/brew)

* Great interpersonal and communications skills with a desire and ability to work in a highly collaborative environment

* Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, flexible environment and possess a willingness to take the initiative to learn new tools and concepts quickly

* Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English

* Must be a US Citizen due to DoD contract

DESIRED SKILLS

* Experience with configuration management tools (Ansible, Puppet)

* Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools (Terraform, CloudFormation)

* Experience with object-oriented programming languages

* Experience with application deployment in Docker Containers

* Experience with Kubernetes, KNative, Istio and other container orchestration tools

* Experience with client account technical support (Windows Active Directory, DNS, application upgrades)

* Foundational understanding of networking concepts (Firewall, WiFi and VPN setup)

* Top Secret clearance with DCID eligibility for SCI

Must be eligible to obtain and maintain, or currently possess Prescreen Required clearance.

Ready for action? We re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.
          

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Executive: Program Manager, DevOPS - Houston, Texas

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Program Manager, DevOPS Reporting to the Senior Director, Product Development, the Program Manager, DevOps is responsible for running and supporting PROS enterprise applications including problem management, incident management, change management, configuration management, capacity planning, monitoring, and alert management. This position will be a key role in the product organization that will interact with Professional Services, Cloud, Support, Engineering and Product Management teams at PROS. As an influencer of an engineering team, you are responsible and accountable for maintaining and improving service uptime, cost of ownership, resiliency, and service stability. To be successful, you must have the ability to dive deep into current systems, utilizing tools and data to measure performance as well as envision, scope, and design future systems. The right person will be highly technical, analytical, and have experience interacting and influencing technical teams. You must be able to work with internal teams to ensure that provided services are suitable to meet the needs to the service. PROS is powering modern commerce with dynamic pricing science! The Company - PROS: PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PROS) is leading the shift to modern commerce, helping competitive enterprises create a personalized and frictionless experience for their customers. Powered with Dynamic Pricing Science, PROS solutions make it possible for companies to price, configure and sell their products and services with speed, precision and consistency across all sales channels. Our customers lead their markets across more than 10 sectors, and benefit from 30 years of accumulated knowledge and data science infused into our purpose-built industry solutions. PROS drives more than 200 million prices and 1.7 billion forecasts every day for enterprises in more than 30 industries around the globe. Our mission is to help companies and the people who work for them outperform. To learn more, visit pros.com. A Day in the Life of the ______________ -About the role: Program Manage active projects in the DevOps pipeline for the respective product family from Contract Signing to Support Handoff --- Manage product family "Factory Operations" using the Programs module in ITI --- Improve "Factory Operations" within and across Product and Project core teams --- Communicate to Product Core Teams and Project Core Teams on any needed improvements, such as Standard Packages, DevOps improvements, etc. --- Ensure that QE Lead for the product family oversees the proper creation of test cases throughout the project --- Enforce strong compliance with our agreed Change, Incident, Request, knowledge, and Problem Management processes Works with other DevOps Program Managers and DevOps leadership to continue to improve our best practices overtime --- Working with Cloud, Engineering and PS to ensure clean delivery through the process --- Communicate with Product Core Teams to ensure the right coverage from Engineering/Architecture --- Ensure that SOWs are reviewed by PS, PM, and Dev to insure that minimize customizations and add key features to our product Oversee that proper ITSM and QA processes are followed by all Teams --- Ensure that QE Lead for the product family oversees the proper creation of test cases throughout the project --- Enforce strong compliance with our agreed Change, Incident, Request, knowledge, and Problem Management processes Works with other DevOps Program Managers and DevOps leadership to continue to improve our best practices overtime --- Manage product family "Factory Operations" using the Programs module in ITI --- Improve "Factory Operations" within and across Product and Project core teams --- Communicate to Product Core Teams and Project Core Teams on any needed improvements, such as Standard Packages, DevOps improvements, etc. About you: Are a seasoned engineering operations manager who can grow and inspire a team of talented engineers, working with a wide variety of open source technologies to support a web based, multi-tier, cloud-based, application environment Have deep understanding of modern web technologies -- in a customer facing production environment -- with strong networking experience and advanced application troubleshooting skills Have deep experience with configuration management, maintenance, the CLI and a strong understanding of ITIL principles and Agile practices Have a strong understanding and experience with virtualization technologies - experience using a variety of hypervisors and have experience building on the cloud Have experience tuning performance of Java applications in virtual environments Have familiarity with service management techniques and tools with experience with issue tracking/ticket/project/workflow software like Jira Demonstrate an understanding (and importance of) using best practice and process, governance and oversight - collaborating with many diverse teams -- to support a secure environment and adhere to compliance regulations Are a natural team leader who can motivate and encourage technical excellence and have been successful working across organizational boundaries, bringing together people with diverse perspectives and experience to find solutions Are capable of leading a discussion with executive management and displays mature mindset and operates independently Are comfortable working within a distributed team located in multiple time zones and can work cross functionally with many different teams Are able to participate on various company-wide projects with occasional travel to other PROS offices and being on a rotating on-call schedule participating in incident management and resolution Skills & Personal Characteristics: BS in Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent experience A minimum of 4-5 years experience managing an operations organization in a 24x7 global infrastructure as well as a record of individual technical achievement A strong background in internet service deployments and understanding of the web technologies: tcp/ip, http, load balancers, web servers, relational & nosql databases Familiarity in Linux system administration, preferably RHEL or CentOS Multi-year experience supporting production instances of large scale SaaS, Cloud-based or mobile applications Familiarity with Jira or other issue and ticket tracking/project/workflow software Understanding and experience with public cloud technologies - experience using Microsoft Azure is preferred Understanding of logging, infrastructure management and monitoring tools. Experience with modern application technologies and design patterns including Cloud infrastructure, distributed computing, horizontal scaling, & database (SQL and NoSQL) technologies Experience with Agile and sprint/scrum based working methodologies Strong technical leadership including solid communication and analytical skills with thorough understanding of product development and successful problem definition, decomposition, estimation and resolution Experience with automation technologies like Puppet, Chef or similar, understanding of container technologies like Docker Experience with software development technologies and understanding of how software gets made and delivered: SDLC, IDE's, Code repositories like Stash, QA/Testing environments, build servers and release management Why PROS? PROS culture and the truly extraordinary people who work here are at the very core of our success. We have a passion for what we do, and we won't stop until we've delivered on our promises. We're committed to the success of our customers. That's why we think harder and dream bigger - so our customers can go even further than they ever imagined possible. This is a unique opportunity to join a company that has 30+ years of proven success with a long runway of more success. Analysts Our people make PROS stand out from the rest. if you want to be a part of something truly extraordinary, come help us shape the future of how companies compete and win in their markets. Work Environment: Most work activities are performed in an office or home-office environment and require little to moderate physical exertion. Work activities may require periods of extended hours, critical deadlines and stressful situations. To successfully complete the tasks of this position, individuals must be able to communicate clearly (in writing and orally), comprehend business terminology, interpret numerical data. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.Why PROS?PROS culture and the truly extraordinary people who work here are at the very core of our success. We have a passion for what we do, and we won't stop until we've delivered on our promises. We're committed to the success of our customers. That's why we think harder and dream bigger - so our customers can go even further than they ever imagined possible. This is a unique opportunity to join a company that has 30+ years of proven success with a long runway of more success. Analysts Our people make PROS stand out from the rest. if you want to be a part of something truly extraordinary, come help us shape the future of how companies compete and win in their markets.Work Environment:Most work activities are performed in an office or home-office environment and require little to moderate physical exertion. Work activities may require periods of extended hours, critical deadlines and stressful situations. To successfully complete the tasks of this position, individuals must be able to communicate clearly (in writing and orally), comprehend business terminology, interpret numerical data. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. ()
          

‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ Flounder puppet was hard to look at… but the memes aren’t (23 Photos)

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Flounder In ‘The Little Mermaid Live’ Was So Creepy That People Had To Make Jokes

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Executive: Program Manager, DevOPS - Houston, Texas

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Program Manager, DevOPS Reporting to the Senior Director, Product Development, the Program Manager, DevOps is responsible for running and supporting PROS enterprise applications including problem management, incident management, change management, configuration management, capacity planning, monitoring, and alert management. This position will be a key role in the product organization that will interact with Professional Services, Cloud, Support, Engineering and Product Management teams at PROS. As an influencer of an engineering team, you are responsible and accountable for maintaining and improving service uptime, cost of ownership, resiliency, and service stability. To be successful, you must have the ability to dive deep into current systems, utilizing tools and data to measure performance as well as envision, scope, and design future systems. The right person will be highly technical, analytical, and have experience interacting and influencing technical teams. You must be able to work with internal teams to ensure that provided services are suitable to meet the needs to the service. PROS is powering modern commerce with dynamic pricing science! The Company - PROS: PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PROS) is leading the shift to modern commerce, helping competitive enterprises create a personalized and frictionless experience for their customers. Powered with Dynamic Pricing Science, PROS solutions make it possible for companies to price, configure and sell their products and services with speed, precision and consistency across all sales channels. Our customers lead their markets across more than 10 sectors, and benefit from 30 years of accumulated knowledge and data science infused into our purpose-built industry solutions. PROS drives more than 200 million prices and 1.7 billion forecasts every day for enterprises in more than 30 industries around the globe. Our mission is to help companies and the people who work for them outperform. To learn more, visit pros.com. A Day in the Life of the ______________ -About the role: Program Manage active projects in the DevOps pipeline for the respective product family from Contract Signing to Support Handoff --- Manage product family "Factory Operations" using the Programs module in ITI --- Improve "Factory Operations" within and across Product and Project core teams --- Communicate to Product Core Teams and Project Core Teams on any needed improvements, such as Standard Packages, DevOps improvements, etc. --- Ensure that QE Lead for the product family oversees the proper creation of test cases throughout the project --- Enforce strong compliance with our agreed Change, Incident, Request, knowledge, and Problem Management processes Works with other DevOps Program Managers and DevOps leadership to continue to improve our best practices overtime --- Working with Cloud, Engineering and PS to ensure clean delivery through the process --- Communicate with Product Core Teams to ensure the right coverage from Engineering/Architecture --- Ensure that SOWs are reviewed by PS, PM, and Dev to insure that minimize customizations and add key features to our product Oversee that proper ITSM and QA processes are followed by all Teams --- Ensure that QE Lead for the product family oversees the proper creation of test cases throughout the project --- Enforce strong compliance with our agreed Change, Incident, Request, knowledge, and Problem Management processes Works with other DevOps Program Managers and DevOps leadership to continue to improve our best practices overtime --- Manage product family "Factory Operations" using the Programs module in ITI --- Improve "Factory Operations" within and across Product and Project core teams --- Communicate to Product Core Teams and Project Core Teams on any needed improvements, such as Standard Packages, DevOps improvements, etc. About you: Are a seasoned engineering operations manager who can grow and inspire a team of talented engineers, working with a wide variety of open source technologies to support a web based, multi-tier, cloud-based, application environment Have deep understanding of modern web technologies -- in a customer facing production environment -- with strong networking experience and advanced application troubleshooting skills Have deep experience with configuration management, maintenance, the CLI and a strong understanding of ITIL principles and Agile practices Have a strong understanding and experience with virtualization technologies - experience using a variety of hypervisors and have experience building on the cloud Have experience tuning performance of Java applications in virtual environments Have familiarity with service management techniques and tools with experience with issue tracking/ticket/project/workflow software like Jira Demonstrate an understanding (and importance of) using best practice and process, governance and oversight - collaborating with many diverse teams -- to support a secure environment and adhere to compliance regulations Are a natural team leader who can motivate and encourage technical excellence and have been successful working across organizational boundaries, bringing together people with diverse perspectives and experience to find solutions Are capable of leading a discussion with executive management and displays mature mindset and operates independently Are comfortable working within a distributed team located in multiple time zones and can work cross functionally with many different teams Are able to participate on various company-wide projects with occasional travel to other PROS offices and being on a rotating on-call schedule participating in incident management and resolution Skills & Personal Characteristics: BS in Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent experience A minimum of 4-5 years experience managing an operations organization in a 24x7 global infrastructure as well as a record of individual technical achievement A strong background in internet service deployments and understanding of the web technologies: tcp/ip, http, load balancers, web servers, relational & nosql databases Familiarity in Linux system administration, preferably RHEL or CentOS Multi-year experience supporting production instances of large scale SaaS, Cloud-based or mobile applications Familiarity with Jira or other issue and ticket tracking/project/workflow software Understanding and experience with public cloud technologies - experience using Microsoft Azure is preferred Understanding of logging, infrastructure management and monitoring tools. Experience with modern application technologies and design patterns including Cloud infrastructure, distributed computing, horizontal scaling, & database (SQL and NoSQL) technologies Experience with Agile and sprint/scrum based working methodologies Strong technical leadership including solid communication and analytical skills with thorough understanding of product development and successful problem definition, decomposition, estimation and resolution Experience with automation technologies like Puppet, Chef or similar, understanding of container technologies like Docker Experience with software development technologies and understanding of how software gets made and delivered: SDLC, IDE's, Code repositories like Stash, QA/Testing environments, build servers and release management Why PROS? PROS culture and the truly extraordinary people who work here are at the very core of our success. We have a passion for what we do, and we won't stop until we've delivered on our promises. We're committed to the success of our customers. That's why we think harder and dream bigger - so our customers can go even further than they ever imagined possible. This is a unique opportunity to join a company that has 30+ years of proven success with a long runway of more success. Analysts Our people make PROS stand out from the rest. if you want to be a part of something truly extraordinary, come help us shape the future of how companies compete and win in their markets. Work Environment: Most work activities are performed in an office or home-office environment and require little to moderate physical exertion. Work activities may require periods of extended hours, critical deadlines and stressful situations. To successfully complete the tasks of this position, individuals must be able to communicate clearly (in writing and orally), comprehend business terminology, interpret numerical data. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.Why PROS?PROS culture and the truly extraordinary people who work here are at the very core of our success. We have a passion for what we do, and we won't stop until we've delivered on our promises. We're committed to the success of our customers. That's why we think harder and dream bigger - so our customers can go even further than they ever imagined possible. This is a unique opportunity to join a company that has 30+ years of proven success with a long runway of more success. Analysts Our people make PROS stand out from the rest. if you want to be a part of something truly extraordinary, come help us shape the future of how companies compete and win in their markets.Work Environment:Most work activities are performed in an office or home-office environment and require little to moderate physical exertion. Work activities may require periods of extended hours, critical deadlines and stressful situations. To successfully complete the tasks of this position, individuals must be able to communicate clearly (in writing and orally), comprehend business terminology, interpret numerical data. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. ()
          

Northeast Kingdom Craft Fair

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Northeast Kingdom Craft Fair
Saturday, November 30th
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Northeast Kingdom Craft Fair, featured on https://bestthingsvt.com, will be held on Saturday, November 30, from 9 am to 3 pm, at Northern Vermont University - Lyndon Campus's Rita Bole Gym, in Lyndonville, VT.

Over 50 vendors will be selling hand-crafted items such as felted hats, jewelry, home décor, wood items, all-natural body products, aprons, stained glass, cement leaf castings, decorative glassware, bags and totes, clay products, paintings, ornaments, primitive dolls, specialty food items, maple and honey products, fleece and quilted items, puppets, woven baskets, fiber art, batik designs, Vermont wreaths, and more.

Enjoy some lunch or homemade baked goods in the Rotunda Café, where the proceeds will go to a non-profit organization.

For more information contact Carolyn at 802-751-5075, or visit us on Facebook @ Northeast Kingdom Craft Fair!


          

We Can All Agree That The Little Mermaid Live!'s Flounder Puppet Was Creepy AF

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The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! aired Tuesday night, [...]
          

AUTUMN PUPPETS – Laboratorio creativo bilingue italiano-inglese

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Sabato 9 novembre è un altro Funny Saturday proposto da BLOOM theatre! Un divertente laboratorio creativo bilingue per immergerci nell’autunno con giochi, canzoncine, ombre, burattini e tanta creatività! PRENOTAZIONE OBBLIGATORIA ENTRO IL 7 SERA: – ...

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The Summoning of Everyman 11/7/2019 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - McCarthy Arts Center Theater

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The Saint Michael's College Department of Fine Arts: Theatre is presenting an adaptation of The Summoning of Everyman, a medieval morality play about our ultimate reckoning before God, on November 7, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center Theater. Directing the production is Professor John Paul Devlin of the Fine Arts Theatre faculty. This late 15th Century morality play was written anonymously in English. The play uses allegorical characters to tell the story of every person’s final reckoning. Director Devlin said The Summoning of Everyman is a late medieval morality play written in England prior to the Reformation and a little more than a century prior to the work of William Shakespeare. “I’ve worked with the cast to re-write the show and bring it into the 21st Century,” he said, explaining, “n half a millennium, even some of the theological approaches to behavior have changed, and that has been incorporated into the updated version.” The primary purpose of morality plays, Devlin said, “was to reinforce the Christian teachings of the Church and remind people what really counts when everything is on the line and we confront our own mortality. In our contemporary society which too often esteems material wealth, prestige and notoriety, this play is just as pertinent as it was when it was originally produced.” This production will feature the work of both faculty and students: Peter Harrigan (costume design) and Devlin (scenic design and lighting adviser as well as director) and Kelly Champlain ‘20 (stage manager), Kate Bell ’20 (puppet design and charge scenic artist), Sage Fagbohun ‘20 (sound design), Kenzie Wright ’21 (lighting design), properties by Ivory Blanchette’20, with Jeson Li ’23 and A.J. Comeau ’22 as assistant stage managers. The cast for the show: Kaitlyn Carrozzo as God, Doctor, Villager; Avery Hall as Narrator, Kindred; Oliver Hogan as Messenger, Reconciliation; Corban Ridlon as Narrator, Death, Cousin, Angel; Ava Magoon as Everyman; Katherine Ort as Fellowship, Discretion; Beth Parsons as Cousin, Strength; Caleb Roman as Knowledge; Rachael Southworth as Goods, Beauty; Madeline Shanley as Good Deeds; Sae Tanida as Narrator, Cousin, Angel; and Emilio Tome as Narrator, Kindred, Five Senses. These shows are free and open to the public.
          

The Iranian Takeover of Iraq

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Iraq is being overtaken by Iran. The government in Baghdad is essentially a puppet of the Iranian government. There is a massive restructuring underway in the Middle East. And because the U.S. is retreating from its responsibilities, the Iranians are feeling emboldened. This is what the U.S. abandonment of the Kurds has signaled to the [read more]
          

Principal Automation Engineer

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SunIRef:Manu:title Principal Automation Engineer NTT DATA Services 2,079 reviews - Irving, TX NTT DATA Services 2,079 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. Req ID: 67811 At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company's growth, market presence and our ability to help our clients stay a step ahead of the competition. By hiring the best people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, we ensure a bright future for NTT DATA Services and for the people who work here. NTT DATA Services currently seeks a Principal Automation Engineer to join our team in Irving, Texas (US-TX), United States (US). Role Responsibilities/Accountabilities: Identity all audit and compliance deliverables to be converted into Ansible playbooks for remediation Begin creating Epics, User stories, Backlogs, and sprints. Organize scrum calls and bring in key stakeholders Build integration with internal compliance tools Develop automated migration from Tectia to OpenSSH Develop integrations with external PKI infrastructure for Citi certificates Develop automated pipeline to create custom audit logs Implement Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using Terraform Basic Qualifications: 2+ years working on OpenShift/Kubernetes and Docker 3+ years working on at least two of Chef/Ansible/Puppet/SaltStack 3+ years working on at least one cloud platform (AWS/Azure/GCP) 2+ years scripting or programming languages (Ruby, Perl, Python, Shell, PowerShell, etc) 2+ years understanding and implementing RESTful APIs using IBM APIConnect or Kong 3+ years Red Hat System Administration (RHCSA certified preferred) 2+ years working with jenkins, Git, SonarQube, Altassian developer tools, JFrog Artifactory Preferences: Experience working with Terraform Knowledge of log mining & analytics tools Splunk or ELK Experience in SQL MySQL/ /SQL Server/Oracle Comfortable with frequent, incremental code, testing and deployment This position is only available to those interested in direct staff employment opportunities with NTT DATA, Inc. or its subsidiaries. Please note, 1099 or corp-2-corp contractors or the equivalent will NOT be considered. We offer a full comprehensive benefits package that starts from your first day of employment. About NTT DATA Services NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services. NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune 100. Visit ******************* to learn more. NTT DATA, Inc. (the Company) is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result. NTT Data - Just posted report job - original job
          

Software Engineer III WEC

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SunIRef:Manu:title Software Engineer III - WEC, US07207 Walmart 191,702 reviews - Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Walmart 191,702 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. Position Summary. Demonstrates up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans by providing expert advice and guidance to others in the application of information and best practices; supporting and aligning efforts to meet customer and business needs; and building commitment for perspectives and rationales. Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders; identifying business needs; determining and carrying out necessary processes and practices; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; and adapting to competing demands, organizational changes, and new responsibilities. Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by incorporating these into the development and implementation of business plans; using the Open Door Policy; and demonstrating and assisting others with how to apply these in executing business processes and practices. What you'll do. Provides support to the business by responding to user questions, concerns, and issues (for example, technical feasibility, implementation strategies); researching and identifying needed solutions; determining implementation designs; providing guidance regarding implications of new and enhanced systems; identifying short and long term solutions; and directing users to appropriate contacts for issues outside of associate's domain. Manages small to large-sized complex projects by reviewing project requirements; translating requirements into technical solutions; researching and identifying alternative solutions; determining needed solution based on return on investment and value add to the business; gathering requested information (for example, design documents, product requirements, wire frames); writing and developing code; conducting unit testing; communicating status and issues to team members and stakeholders; collaborating with project team and cross functional teams; identifying areas of opportunity; interpreting information and identifying a solution; ensuring solution is sustainable across implementation and use; troubleshooting open issues and bug-fixes; and ensuring on-time delivery and hand-offs. Troubleshoots business and production issues by gathering information (for example, issue, impact, criticality, possible root cause); performing root cause analysis to reduce future issues; engaging support teams to assist in the resolution of issues; developing solutions; driving the development of an action plan; performing actions as designated in the plan; interpreting the results to determine further action; and completing online documentation. Participates in the discovery phase of small to medium-sized projects to come up with high level design by partnering with the product management, project management, business, and user experience teams. Assists in providing guidance to small groups of two to three engineers, including offshore associates, for assigned Engineering projects by proving pertinent documents, directions, examples, and timeline. As a member of the Global Technical Operations (GTO) SRE team you will work with other SRE and DevOps practitioners to produce mission-critical infrastructure, tools, and processes that will ensure highest levels of availability and reliability of all our websites. As a member of the team you will be expected to work with peers and customers to implement the technical vision of the team. You're right for the job if you're comfortable with deep technical Linux, networking topics, and distributed architectures. You will work cross-functionally amongst a variety of teams and be a core contributor in every significant engineering service or solution that we deliver to our stakeholders. You'll excel if you have enthusiasm for digging deep, and a flare for sharp technical communication, prioritization and organization. You will work with our Software Engineering teams to build our next generation always up cloud based e-commerce platform. Site Reliability Engineers are hybrid systems and software engineers who are responsible and take ownership for reliability, scalability, automation, and other issues related to uptime and availability of Walmart's e-commerce platform. Our goal is to build, scale and guard the systems that delights the customers. To do so, you will need to strong skills in following areas: Design, write and build tools to improve the reliability, latency, availability and scalability of Walmart e-commerce products. Engender reliability and availability starting with metrics and measurements Enable scaling by providing tools, developing training and/or augmenting processes Build tools/automate to prevent re-occurrence of problem to mission critical products/services. Augment existing instrumentation to build a cohesive picture of the characteristics of our systems with special attention to points of failure. Participate in capacity planning, demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning. Develop a deep understanding of the various services and applications that come together to deliver Walmart e-commerce products Design new tools to monitor and smart alerts that help discover failures/issues in a timely fashion and work with engineers to identify root cause and fix issues Influence, design and create new architectures, standards and methods for large-scale enterprise systems. Root-cause analysis complex problems involving multiple parties, networks, hardware and software that relate to scaling and performance Participate in on-call rotation. Secure the system from issues, be they real, perceived or notional High focus on collecting and inferring metrics Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Saltstack, Chef and Puppet Build and drive the automation systems that maintain system health Additional responsibilities may include: Drives standardization and service focused instrumentation. Provides subject matter expertise. Resolves break/fix scenarios, engaging broader teams as necessary; and partners/leads to achieve continuous improvement. Contributes to command and control related activities focused on restoration of complex outages, and rapid restoration. Participate on 24/7 on-call rotation. May work independently or as part of a team on more complex projects. Provides mentoring and guidance to more junior team members. Creates systems engineering and architectural documentation to be used by others to build and maintain systems. Scripting and Development responsibilities: Develop software in several modern languages. Develops large/complex database-backed systems and has an understanding of DB schema and query performance. Utilizes professional best practices in day-to-day work like revision control, unit testing, or other. Applies statistical data analysis techniques. Networking responsibilities: Understanding and performing TCP dumps, snoop, and other network sniffers. Understands and applies knowledge of most protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, UDP, etc.) Application Technologies): Provides recommendations and advice to the team and/or department in the areas of web services, OS, and storage, including being an active liaison to Development, QA and the Business. Analyzes systems and makes recommendations to prevent possible problems. Takes lead on issue resolution activities using knowledge of complex and company-wide systems. End-to-end audit of monitors and alarms based on subsystem knowledge. Utilizes time management and project management skills to lead the resolution of issues in a timely and organized manner, effectively communicating necessary information. May consult directly with developers or third party vendors; provides subject matter expertise. Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Qualifications: 4+ years in a software development, DevOps role, or SRE role. Experience in designing, investigating, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale enterprise systems. Methodical and systematic problem solving approach, combined with a solid awareness of ownership, initiative and drive. Fluency with running services at scale; understanding of Unix systems internals and networking. Networking knowledge and strong understanding of network concepts, such as different protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, etc.), MAC addresses, IP packets, DNS, OSI layers, and load balancing). Understanding of Unix/Linux systems from kernel to shell and beyond, taking in system libraries, file systems, and client-server protocols along the way. Experience administering Linux systems in a production environment Programming experience in one or more of the following languages: Go, Java, Python, Ruby, Shell Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or relevant work experience Experience with distributed version control like Git or similar Experience with IaaS and PaaS providers such as AWS, AZURE OpenStack Experience with enterprise monitoring solutions like AppDynamics, New Relic, Prometheus, Graphite, Nagios, Sensu and Splunk Familiarity with continuous integration/deployment processes and tools such as Jenkins, Maven, Nexus, etc., Minimum Qualifications. Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Science and 5 years' experience in software engineering OR Master of Science Preferred Qualifications. Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications. Customer Care, Customer Service, Information Technology, Project Management, Retail Operations, Support, Technical Strategy, Troubleshooting Walmart - Just posted report job - original job
          

Site Reliability Lead (Google Cloud)

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Site Reliability Lead (Google Cloud) Our client, a leader in their industry, has an excellent opportunity available for Site Reliability Lead to work on a six-month contract to hire position in Alpharetta, GA. The pay rate is in the $85/hour to $95/hour range. Available for w-2. The perm salary target is in the $150,000/year range. Responsibilities of the Site Reliability Lead: The Site Reliability Lead will be responsible for the design of Google Cloud platform solutions, helping mentor junior level SREs, building out CI/CD pipelines, helping with Orchestration efforts with Kubernetes and helping optimize the overall infrastructure. This effort and help establish and drive SRE processes for the firm globally. This is a high visibility role and this Site Reliability Lead will be a major contributor to the overall transformation effort. This client is scaling their Agile Model using Spotify for Agile and this person will be a key player in impacting major changes across the organization. Essential Functions: Responsible for the design of Google Cloud infrastructure Working with senior-level executives to build a cohesive SRE environment across all business units Design and deployment of containers and orchestration using and Docker and Kubernetes Provide leadership, career development, and mentoring to team members Proactively look for opportunities to improve system stability and performance of the platform Help deploy Infrastructure as Code into the environment Requirements for the Site Reliability Lead: 10 or years experience in SRE, Cloud, Automation, or DevOps related experience Experience working at the lead or architect level (hands-on designing and implementing technology and mentoring junior level staff) Strong Google Cloud Platform (GCP) design and deployment experience Docker or Kubernetes experience Infrastructure as Code Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, SALT, etc. Preferred Skills for the Site Reliability Lead: Cloud migration experience to GCP CI/CD pipeline deployment and automation experience with Jenkins or equivalent Please send your MS Word resume to Ben Crosby at bcrosby@eliassen.com or call me at 770-399-4508 for immediate consideration. No 3rd Parties Position not eligible for Visa Sponsorship or Transfer Job #: 331616 Why Choose Eliassen Group? Working as an Eliassen Group contractor gives you exceptional benefits! Our consultants receive medical, dental, vision, disability, life and prescription drug coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA. We also offer a 401(k) plan through Fidelity with matching, direct deposit, weekly payment, and a $1000 referral bonus plan. Eliassen Group also has a Consultant Advocacy Program with specialized consultant care professionals dedicated to serving you once you start working with us. We are currently achieving World Class Net Promoter Score Status and are one of Inc. Magazine s 50 Best Places to Work. Locally, Atlanta Business Chronicle has also rated us One of the Best Places to Work in Atlanta in 2017. We have over 300 clients in 22 offices and have access to the best companies and most sought-after IT career and consulting opportunities in America. Apply with Eliassen Group today to see how we can serve you! - provided by Dice
          

The Biggest Events You Should Know About This Weekend

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A weekend guide to the biggest local events. by Stranger EverOut Staff All week long, we've been posting lists of Seattle events to keep you busy, but we realize there's a lot to sort through. So, if you only have time to read one list, make it this one: We've plucked the biggest events you need to know about in every genre, from the HUMP! Film Festival to an evening with David Sedaris to the Short Run Comix & Arts Festival.

HOLIDAY MARKETS & FESTIVALS

Best of the Northwest Art & Fine Craft Show
See and shop work by over 100 local artists and artisans at the 31st edition of this annual market, which will also have food trucks.
Friday-Sunday, Magnuson Park Hangar 30 (Sand Point)

The Farewell Glitter Sale 2019
Seattle Goodwill will add some pizzazz to the winter of your discontent with their annual sale of all things sparkly: shoes, evening wear, purses and accessories, and more. This is the final year of this event, so make it count.
Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Goodwill (Downtown)

Finnish Christmas Market
Get a taste of Finland at this annual Joulumarkkinat featuring crafts, gifts, music and dancing, and traditional treats (like pea soup, sandwiches, and pulla sweet bread). The coffee will be free!
Saturday, Swedish Cultural Center (Queen Anne)

Newport Ski Swap
Winter sports season is fast approaching, so now's a good time to swap gear you don't want for gear you do want. At this 34th annual event, you'll find over 10,000 new and used snow sports items. 
Friday-Saturday, Newport High School (Bellevue) 

Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird
Shop for goods from over 85 indie artisans to sate all your kitschy needs and desires.
Saturday-Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds (Edmonds)

One-Day Better Book Sale
Find gifts for your bookwormy loved ones starting at just three bucks. 
Saturday, North Seattle College

Swanson's Reindeer Festival
Shop a variety of seasonal plants, bulbs, arrangements, and Christmas trees, as well as other gifts like books, jewelry, and home decor, at the decked-out nursery. Plus, visit with Santa and his real-life reindeer, check out model trains, and enjoy live music throughout the season.
Saturday-Sunday, Swanson's Nursery (Ballard)

FOOD & DRINK FESTIVALS

AAJA Seattle Chef Showcase 2019
Bid on auction items and sample food from celebrated local eateries like Adana, Hood Famous, and Nirmal's, all for the good cause of supporting the Asian American Journalists Association.
Friday, Wing Luke Museum (Chinatown-International District)

America's Test Kitchen Seattle Eats Festival
It’s the return of public TV’s favorite cooking show, America’s Test Kitchen, for the Seattle Eats Festival, which is definitely cause for culinary celebration. The two-day event kicks off at Block 41 with ATK’s Cheers to 20 Years anniversary celebration, a party to benefit local nonprofit FareStart (which helps people experiencing homelessness or poverty with training and jobs in the service industry), and celebrate the release of ATK’s new How to Cocktail cookbook. ATK hosts and test cooks will be on hand (including mains Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison), with well-regarded local mixologists (like Amanda Reed of Heartwood Provisions) and chefs (Adana’s Shota Nakajima among them) serving bites and cocktails. The main event occurs the following day, with a bevy of local restaurants, cafes, eateries, and the chefs behind them offering food and drink alongside an afternoon of ATK-led cooking demos (like a how-to on Torta Caprese Italian chocolate almond cake, which is gluten-free and all for me), cookbook signings, photo ops, and more. This year’s featured guest chef is venerable Iron Chef-famed Masaharu Morimoto, who just opened a restaurant in Chinatown/ID. LEILANI POLK
Friday-Saturday, Bell Harbor International Conference Center (Downtown)

K’URB Street Food Market Pop-Up
Enjoy a curbside feast with "hyperlocal, globally inspired" cuisine from local vendors like T'Juana Tacos, Piroshky Piroshky, BeanFish Taiyaki, Kismet Turkish Cafe and Bakery, and more.
Sunday, Fremont Sunday Market

Northwest Chocolate Festival 2019
Now in its 10th year, this gathering of artisan chocolate makers actually extends beyond the Northwest to more than 20 countries around the globe, with exhibitors like beloved Seattle staples Fran’s and Bakery Nouveau, and Portland’s Moonstruck Chocolate and Bees and Beans joining names like Theo and Philo Artisan Chocolates (from the Philippines), Hogarth Craft Chocolates (New Zealand), Al Nassma Chocolate (Dubai), and FuWan Chocolate (Taiwan), among so many others. You’ll find milk and dark chocolate, truffles, bonbons, caramels, molten cakes, decadent desserts, and plenty more, in addition to enjoying demos, educational workshops and seminars, cooking classes, and tastings. Look, it’s a shit-ton of chocolate, okay? How can you argue with that? You can’t. Go get blissed. LEILANI POLK
Saturday, Smith Cove Cruise Terminal (Interbay)

Snohomish BrewFest
Choose from 75 beers from over 30 local craft brewers and feast on chicken sliders, brats, mac and cheese, brownies, bacon, and more comfort food. (According to the organizers, some attendees like to adorn themselves with a homemade pretzel necklace, so do with that information what you will.)
Friday, Thomas Family Farm (Snohomish)

South Sound Winter Beer Festival
This craft beer festival promises seasonal staples like "dark imperial stouts, roasty porters, strong beers, Scottish ales, barrel-aged surprises, spiced ales, piney IPAs" and much more from over 30 Washington breweries.
Saturday, Washington State Fair Events Center (Puyallup)

OTHER FESTIVALS & COMMUNITY EVENTS

Adult Swim
Meet a gigantic Pacific octopus, snap selfies with a diver, snack on hors d’oeuvres, sip drinks, and groove to music by KEXP DJ Troy Nelson at this "after-hours aquarium experience."
Friday, Seattle Aquarium (Downtown)

Auburn Veterans Day Parade
This 54th annual parade and observance in Auburn—named Washington's Regional Site for celebrating the holiday by the Veterans Day National Committee and the US Department of Veterans Affairs—features high school marching bands, military vehicles, honor guards, and other such fanfare.
Saturday, Auburn Main Street

Hmong New Year Celebration
Celebrate the Hmong cultural traditions of China, Laos, and Thailand with a New Year celebration replete with a ball-tossing ritual, flower cloth sessions, live performances, and food.
Saturday, Seattle Center

Short Run Comix & Arts Festival
In 2018, Stranger lit critic Rich Smith wrote of Short Run: "You’re going. You’re bringing at LEAST $50 cash. You’re picking up new art books, zines, buttons, and little strips of beautiful screen-printed ephemera from more than 270 internationally/nationally/locally-renowned comics creators." All this applies for the ninth edition of Short Run, only it'll be even bigger. This year's artists will include Jasjyot Singh Hans, Glynnis Fawkes, Marc Bell, Malaka Gharib, and Jul Gordon. (Mexican artist Abraham Diaz will unfortunately not be present, having been denied a visa.) There will also be a screening of a collection of the late, lamented Bruce Bickford's animation, courtesy of Clyde Petersen and friends. Head to the afterparty at the Vera Project once you're done shopping.
Saturday, Fisher Pavilion (Seattle Center)

PERFORMANCES

Beautiful
The dancers of Can Can and powerhouse singer Renee Holiday (formerly Shaprece, who "ranks among the Northwest’s most radiant, soulful vocalists and producers of torch-song-centric electronic music," per Dave Segal) collaborate on this sensuous coming-of-age story, featuring a leading performance by Holiday and new choreography.
Friday-Sunday, Can Can (Downtown)

Dracula
Dracula will be breathed to life yet again when playwright Steven Dietz's adaptation of the Bram Stoker tale is revived and revised specifically for ACT Theatre. In this Dracula, the focus shifts to Mina Murray Harker. Her character has always been ripe for a reckoning or a refresh, or both. She is the source of endless fascination, because she is an obvious heroine in Stoker's novel, pure of heart and mind, and yet she's just as much a casualty of Dracula's desires as her poor friend Lucy. No matter how many gender norms Stoker challenged, it was still the Victorian era. Mina could be given only so much agency. "But to simply make her a victim was super unsatisfying to all of us," director John Langs explained. "So Steven has done some reworking of the story, and she really comes to the forefront. The hunted becomes the hunter in this particular adaptation." LEILANI POLK
Friday-Sunday, ACT Theatre (Downtown)

The Great Moment
Playwright Anna Ziegler earned a lot of attention in 2015 for Photograph 51, a well-received bio-drama about Rosalind Franklin, the woman who discovered DNA. Nicole Kidman played the starring role, everybody loved it, and Ziegler was praised for her "fair-minded and philosophical" (New York Times) approach to character building. Ziegler will likely bring that same talent for creating multidimensional characters to The Great Moment, which will have its world premiere at the Seattle Rep. According to press materials, the story follows a woman named Sarah, who is watching her grandfather slowly die while she raises her son. Alexandra Tavares plays the lead in this, and I've loved everything I've ever seen her in. RICH SMITH
Friday-Sunday, Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)

Locally Sourced
Three local choreographers will present three brand-new works for Pacific Northwest Ballet, all of which pique my curiosity for different reasons. Tony-nominated choreographer Donald Byrd often uses dance to examine acts of violence levied against minorities, so it'll be interesting to see how music by Emmanuel Witzthum, who creates warm, morning-light compositions, works into his vision. Bellevue-based choreographer Eva Stone, who produces the CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work festival, will have a new piece called F O I L. She often challenges assumptions about gender in her work, and her recent collaboration with Au Collective at PNB & SAM’s Sculptured Dance ruled. And PNB corps member Miles Pertl makes his choreographic debut with music from Stranger Genius Award finalist Jherek Bischoff, whose soaring indie compositions always make me feel better about life. RICH SMITH
Friday-Saturday, McCaw Hall (Seattle Center)

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
A cast of touring ballet dancers from Moscow will take their 27th tour across the United States to perform the Great Russian Nutcracker, which promises puppets and amazing costumes.
Friday, Paramount Theatre (Downtown)

Seattle International Comedy Competition 2019
For nearly all of November, a lengthy last-comic-standing battle rages. Thirty-two comedians (split into two batches, each of which performs every night for one week) start the contest, and one will finish a champion. Celebrity judges and audience reactions determine who passes the preliminaries and who becomes a finalist. See the first week's schedule here.
Friday–Sunday, Various locations

Shout, Sister, Shout!
Rejoice in the music and power of the "Godmother of Rock 'n' Roll," Rosetta Tharpe, the amazing singer and guitarist who transformed American music.
Friday-Sunday, Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque
SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque promises geek-friendly burlesque performance, with references to Star Wars, Rick and Morty, Stranger Things, Sailor Moon, and other pop culture favorites.
Friday, Benaroya Hall (Downtown)

The Tempest
Accomplished director Annie Lareau (Cornish College of the Arts' Much Ado About Nothing, many Seattle Public Theater productions), will tackle Shakespeare's fantastical final work about an island wizard, his hot daughter, his nonhuman slaves, and his princely prisoner. This staging will take place in an Edwardian castle, "one of the last periods before media started to infiltrate people's lives."
Friday-Sunday, Center Theatre (Seattle Center)

The Thanksgiving Play
In this holiday comedy, Lakota playwright Larissa FastHorse takes aim at a group of white teaching artists who end up reasserting colonial ideology in their attempt to rid their teaching practice of that very same ideology. According to Jesse Green's review in the New York Times, the more cringe-inducing skits in the show are based on actual school lesson plans lifted from social-media posts: "They include potted history and offensive ditties and, in one case, a suggestion to split the pupils into Pilgrims and Indians 'so the Indians can practice sharing.'" Sounds like it'll be another fine entry into the growing canon of plays about white people fucking up something they're trying to fix. I'm unfamiliar with the actors in the show, but I have no doubt they'll flourish in the highly capable hands of director Kelly Kitchens. RICH SMITH
Friday-Sunday, Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)

Where is home : birds of passage
You know what's really scary? Concentration camps for asylum seekers at the border, constant ICE raids, border patrol separating children from their parents and not having the administrative infrastructure to unite them, and the state generally doing everything it can to dehumanize people who want to immigrate to this country. In her brand-new—and first-ever (!)—solo show, Where is home : birds of passage, local Italian American choreographer Alice Gosti aims to push back against the xenophobic narratives that drive these anti-immigrant policies. She'll draw from her own history with immigration as well as the larger history of Italian immigration to the United States in a spectacle that will run about three hours. As always with Gosti's work, you'll get to decide how much attention you want to devote to this performance. And the act of making that decision, of course, is part of the performance. RICH SMITH
Friday-Sunday, ACT Theatre (Downtown)

FILM FESTIVALS & OPENINGS

Cinema Italian Style
The Cinema Italian Style is a weeklong SIFF mini-festival featuring the best in contemporary Italian cinema.
Friday-Sunday, SIFF Cinema Uptown (Queen Anne)

'Doctor Sleep' Opening
Danny Torrance, the psychic kid from The Shining, is all grown up—and messed up, understandably. When he meets a girl with the "shining," the same ability as his own, the two allies must fight a cult that tries to exploit their power.

HUMP! Film Festival
The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The 15th Annual HUMP! Film Festival festival features 21 short dirty movies—each less than five minutes—all created by people who aren't porn stars but want to be one for a weekend. The filmmakers and stars show us what they think is hot and sexy, creative and kinky, their ultimate turn-ons and their craziest fantasies. Our carefully curated program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes—all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity. HUMP! is a celebration of creative sexual expression. You will see films at HUMP! that shock you. You will see films at HUMP! that make you laugh. And you will see films at HUMP! that turn you on. You will also be touched by the sincerity and vulnerability with which these films are lovingly made. HUMP!'s main mission is to change the way America sees—and makes and shares—porn. DAN SAVAGE
Friday-Sunday, On the Boards (Queen Anne)

MAJOR CONCERTS & MUSIC EVENTS

CATHEDRALS XXVIII: Jesca Hoop, Ken Stringfellow, Chloe Foy
My first encounter with Jesca Hoop was on a little EP called Kismet I found in a stack of ignored CDs at my college radio station. It was short and intense, with enough winding moonlit passion to power a whole album (which, incidentally, it would do later in 2007). From that moment 12 years ago to 2016's Sub Pop release of her latest, Memories Are Now, Hoop has toured with Shearwater and Andrew Bird, among many other artists, released double digits’ worth of EPs and LPs, and grown in her abilities to maintain a level of sister-wife-survival-guide in a wading pool of folkloric intensities. This album holds promise for continued growth in the mythic forest realm her music inhabits, with a sense of matured centering, an innate feeling that her work has finally found a stronghold from which to blossom. KIM SELLING
Friday, Saint Mark's Cathedral (Capitol Hill)

Emerald City Soul Club 14th Annual Rare Soul Weekender
A residency that’s been active for 14 years is an impressive feat of longevity in a town that can be pretty fickle. So it’s fitting that the anniversary celebration of Emerald City Soul Club—both a monthly event that gets hips shakin’ and asses quakin’, and the DJs who spin those righteously soulful sounds—stretches over several days. The festivities kick off with a meet and greet featuring weekender guest DJs and selectors at the Triple Door. Next, two nights (Friday and Saturday) of main events, Soul Nite #1 and #2, at the usual digs, Lo-Fi; expect rare R&B, soul, Latin, funk, crossover, and modern 45s played by top collectors/DJs from the US and Europe. ECSC DJ and Stranger staffer Mike Nipper gave me a sneak preview of songs that’ll likely be played sometime this weekend: Curtis Lee, “Is She in Your Town”; Joanie Sommers, “Don’t Pity Me”; Bernadette Bascom, “I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love”; Arnold Blair, “Trying to Get Next to You”; and the Incredibles, "Miss Treatment.” There’s also a Saturday daytime Big Dig Record Swap at Vermillion, and on Sunday, the All-Dayer Soul Survivor Party (actually, 4 p.m. to close) at Screwdriver. In sum, plenty of opportunities to gtf down. LEILANI POLK
Friday-Sunday, Various locations

Fisher, Claptone, Idris Elba, Weiss, Taiki Nulight, Little Fritter, Sean Majors
The All My Friends Seattle crew is back to throw a third major bash after their explosive summer, which will feature sets by Fisher, Claptone, Idris Elba, Weiss, Taiki Nulight, Little Fritter, and Sean Majors on the You Little Beauty Tour.
Saturday, WaMu Theatre (Sodo)

Infected Mushroom
Psychedelic trance innovators Infected Mushroom are a rare duo, combining live performance as a concert band with new explorations in electronica and dance music.
Saturday, the Showbox (Downtown)

Ladies & Gentleman, An Evening with Jason Mraz & Raining Jane
Someone's got to be the less-douchey John Mayer, and there's no better contender than Jason Mraz, a perfectly good guy making perfectly nice music that will not make you cover your ears in horror should you happen to hear it on the radio or in the supermarket. He's funny, humble, pro-gay, and he wears hats. He'll be joined by '90s-bred folk-rock artist Raining Jane. DAVE SEGAL
Saturday-Sunday, Paramount Theatre (Downtown)

The Movie Music of John Williams
If you do not know who John Williams is, do not bother reading what I have to say about him in this blurb. John Williams' greatest achievement as a film composer is his love theme “Han Solo and the Princess” for Han and Leia in The Empire Strikes Back. (You, the pop-culture ignoramus, are still reading! Yes, Williams composed the music for the Star Wars series, and also Jaws, Indiana Jones, and so on, and so on.) This love theme has all of the sensitivity and cheap beauty that made “Spartacus: Love Theme” a jazz standard. If the great jazz pianist Bill Evans were alive today (why don’t some people live forever?), he would have made pure magic out of Williams’s “Love Theme.” CHARLES MUDEDE
Friday-Sunday, Benaroya Hall (Downtown)

Seefeel, Dr. Troy
You could say this is my most anticipated show of 2019; I've been waiting 26 years to catch Seefeel live. Led by guitarist/producer Mark Clifford and vocalist/guitarist Sarah Peacock, the group arose from the UK’s potent shoegaze/post-rock scene, but immediately established themselves as outliers, embracing dubby bass lines and Aphex Twin–like ambience on releases such as More Like Space and Quique. (It made sense that Richard D. James remixed the early Seefeel classic “Time to Find Me.”) Even more blissed-out and ethereal than My Bloody Valentine circa Loveless, Seefeel generated impossibly sensuous whirlpools of sound up through 1994's Starethrough EP. Their aesthetic gradually morphed into an alien strain of IDM while still retaining Seefeel's mesmerizing guitar daubs and disembodied dub vibrations. For this gig, I'm betting on a stunning career retrospective involving radical interpretations of old faves, with possibly some new tracks scattered throughout. DAVE SEGAL
Friday, Neumos (Capitol Hill)

Snails
Bass music heavyweight and general eardrum-crusher Snails will return to Tacoma on his World Of Slime Tour.
Saturday, Tacoma Dome

Young Thug, Machine Gun Kelly, Polo G, Strick
Since catching the ears of the rap cognoscenti with his 1017 Thug mixtape in 2013, Thugger has carved out his own path in popular rap through repetition and oddball yelps, scoring a steady string of singles like smashes “Stoner” and “Danny Glover” to his 2016 Jeffery mixtape, all recorded alongside a cadre of scene-defining producers, including London On Da Trak and Metro Boomin. NICK ZURKO
Sunday, WaMu Theater (Sodo)

READINGS & TALKS

Adrienne Brodeur: Wild Game
Brodeur writes about her very complicated adolescence in this memoir, subtitled My Mother, Her Lover, and Me. At 14, she became her mother's confidante during the latter's affair with her husband's best friend. Entertainment predicts that this tale of terrible parenting, its impacts, and the possibility of reconciliation may be the "next big memoir." Brodeur will read with Danya Kukafka.
Friday, Elliott Bay Book Company (Capitol Hill)

An Evening with David Sedaris
He’s back. One of America’s most beloved writers and humorists returns to Seattle for his annual performance. It’s almost a tradition by now, the yearly visit from David Sedaris, as though your favorite uncle or the best friend you wish you had pops in for a night to read from whatever he’s working through. We’re lucky that way. No word yet on whether his material will be old or new (maybe both?) but, like always, he is sure to amuse. KATIE HERZOG
Sunday, Benaroya Hall (Downtown)

Novel Nights
Raise money for Seattle's most beloved writing center, Hugo House, at this book club series featuring special guests (including the authors, if they're still alive!). The books you'll discuss this weekend are The Lord of the Rings on Friday and The Boys in the Boat (with author Daniel James Brown) on Saturday.
Friday–Saturday, Hugo House (First Hill)

SPORTS & RECREATION

Sounders FC vs. Toronto FC Playoffs
For the third time in four seasons, the Seattle Sounders will take on Toronto FC in the MLS Cup, the post-season championship game of Major League Soccer. If you can't make it to CenturyLink Field to catch the action, watch the game at one of the many local bars and restaurants that will host viewing parties.
Sunday, CenturyLink Field (Pioneer Square)


          

Infrastructure Developer C#/SQL

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Location: Columbus, OH Description: Our client is currently seeking an InfrastructureEngineer with .NET/C#/PowerShell/configuration tools. NO C2C or 1099. W2 Only. This is a contract to hire with a Fortune 15 Company. Apply online or send resumes directly to bpiper@judge.com and reference job # 636728This job will have the following responsibilities:
  • Experience developing & supporting with C# programming language
  • Experience in writing Web Applications in ASP.NET MVC and REST APIs in ASP.NET Web API2.
  • Understanding of micro services architecture
  • Good understanding of SOLID principles and design pattern
  • Expert level experience in scripting with PowerShell for Windows systems
  • Experience and working knowledge of build automation, building tools and processes around CI/CD pipelines involving integrations with Jenkins, testing frameworks, github, etc
  • Experience with Windows Infrastructure automation: Windows automated Build & Imaging, Networking, Storage, Clusters etc.
  • Experience with SQL procedures including writing complex SQL queries and stored procedures, and query optimization.
  • Proficiency in debugging and analyzing complex software systems, willingness to deep-dive into all layers of the technology stack including a database, network, and operating system
  • Excellent problem solving skills with a strong attention to details
  • Ability to perform well under pressure, meet deadlines, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Perform root cause analysis of production impacting issues, including opening problem cases with vendors and driving them to conclusion
  • Maintaining and bug-fixing existing applications and infrastructure
  • Familiarity with configuration management and server deployment automation, preferably SCCM or PowerShell DSC or Puppet or Ansible Qualifications & Requirements:
    • Infrastructure automation and deployment tools (Terraform, Packer, Salt/Chef/Puppet, etc.)
    • Automated infrastructure testing (Pester, Test Kitchen, InSpec, ServerSpec, etc.)
    • Containerization and scheduling (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
    • Knowledge of .NET Core 2.x Contact: This job and many more are available through The Judge Group. Find us on the web at - provided by Dice
          

We Can All Agree That The Little Mermaid Live!'s Flounder Puppet Was Creepy AF

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The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! aired Tuesday night, [...]
          

We Can All Agree That The Little Mermaid Live!'s Flounder Puppet Was Creepy AF

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The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! aired Tuesday night, [...]
          

Motion Puppet Sculpting A Manual Of Foam Injection Build Up And Finishing

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Motion Puppet Sculpting A Manual Of Foam Injection Build Up And Finishing
          

IT / Software / Systems: Infrastructure Developer C#/SQL - Columbus, Ohio

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Location: Columbus, OH Description: Our client is currently seeking an InfrastructureEngineer with .NET/C#/PowerShell/configuration tools. NO C2C or 1099. W2 Only. This is a contract to hire with a Fortune 15 Company. Apply online or send resumes directly to bpiper@judge.com and reference job # 636728This job will have the following responsibilities: Experience developing & supporting with C# programming language Experience in writing Web Applications in ASP.NET MVC and REST APIs in ASP.NET Web API2. Understanding of micro services architecture Good understanding of SOLID principles and design pattern Expert level experience in scripting with PowerShell for Windows systems Experience and working knowledge of build automation, building tools and processes around CI/CD pipelines involving integrations with Jenkins, testing frameworks, github, etc Experience with Windows Infrastructure automation: Windows automated Build & Imaging, Networking, Storage, Clusters etc. Experience with SQL procedures including writing complex SQL queries and stored procedures, and query optimization. Proficiency in debugging and analyzing complex software systems, willingness to deep-dive into all layers of the technology stack including a database, network, and operating system Excellent problem solving skills with a strong attention to details Ability to perform well under pressure, meet deadlines, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Strong written and oral communication skills Perform root cause analysis of production impacting issues, including opening problem cases with vendors and driving them to conclusion Maintaining and bug-fixing existing applications and infrastructure Familiarity with configuration management and server deployment automation, preferably SCCM or PowerShell DSC or Puppet or Ansible Qualifications & Requirements: Infrastructure automation and deployment tools (Terraform, Packer, Salt/Chef/Puppet, etc.) Automated infrastructure testing (Pester, Test Kitchen, InSpec, ServerSpec, etc.) Containerization and scheduling (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.) Knowledge of .NET Core 2.x Contact: This job and many more are available through The Judge Group. Find us on the web at - provided by Dice ()
          

Library -- Children's Program -- Mother Goose on the Loose

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Event date: November 20, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
205 W. Quay Ave.
Artesia, NM 88210
Description:
Mother Goose on the Loose is a fun-filled interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. This program has a proven method for planning and presenting programs that focuses on the whole child and incorporates research-based theories of learning, picture books, nursery rhymes, art, play, and language. Weekly Early Literacy Program for Babies ages 0 to 24 months.

Welcome to Mother Goose on the Loose,
          

PRO-DEVELOPER LAND DEVELOPMENT RULES: St. Augustine Beach Weights Half-Baked Amendments

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Come speak out at St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 6 pm, Monday November 4, 2019.

I await a response from the City of St. Augustine Beach about the origins of its latest proposed land development rule changes, urged by one BRIAN WILLIAM LAW, Building and Zoning Director.

LAW would increase the amount of allowable impermeable surface area, decrease setbacks, increase McMansions and deny an opportunity for a workshop with the Planning and Zoning Board (PZB) and the Sustainability and Environmental Planning Advisory Committee (SEPAC), as requested by PZB and SEPAC members.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Slavin
To: comugeorge ; commengland ; commkostka ; comdsamora ; comdrumrell ; mroyle ; jpwilson ; braddatz ; blaw ; dfitzgerald
Sent: Fri, Nov 1, 2019 4:08 pm
Subject: Request No. 2019-498: St. Augustine Beach City Commission: Brian William Law's dubious proposed revisions to Land Development Regulations


Dear St. Augustine Beach Mayor George, Vice Mayor England, Commissioners Kostka, Samora and Rumrell, Messrs, Wilson, Royle, Law and Ms. Raddatz and Ms. Fitzgerald:

1. For each pending proposed change in St. Augustine Land Development Regulations, please provide every single one of the lobbyist requests, memo(s) etc. explaining the background, alleged need, pros and cons and all documents on developer, builder and other lobbying contactsex parte contacts or meetings, etc.

2. If no such background documents or evidence of any need exists, please vote at your November 4, 2019 meeting to table each of the proposals, especially decreasing setback requirements and increasing impermeable surface areas.
3. Justice Felix Frankfurter said the purpose of an administrative law decision is to trace the route of the decision maker, "through the fog."
4. Here, we don't even have the fog, do we?
5. Mayor George: will you please swear in all legislative hearing witnesses, including  Building and Zoning Director Brian William Law?  Please allow more than two (2) minutes per person on these important issues and apply the seven-generation test" I discussed in the September 8, 2019 St. Augustine Record.
https://cleanupcityofstaugustine.blogspot.com/2019/09/county-city-should-pass-seven.html
6. St. Augustine Beach Commissioners, will you please vote to order a workshop with the Planning and Zoning Board (PZB) and Sustainability and Environmental Planning Advisory Committee (SEPAC), as requested by PZB and SEPAC members.
7. Like his predecessor, the SAB B&Z Director requires oversight.  Mayor George, you told me to address questions about Embassy Suites to Mr. Law. His refusal to speak with me in response to questions about Embassy Suites shows an imperiousness ("Beat It") that is unAmerican.  You suffered and permitted his smug incivility.  Why? 
8. Reducing setback requirements and increasing permeable surface ratios -- I detect no coherent policy basis in a beach town in the midst of ocean level rise.
9. SAB B&Z Director Brian William Law appears to be yet another cat's paw for developers. Commissioners: please do NOT let him presume to dictate policy, as is implied when he expresses possessory interest over the City Code, e.g., when he says, "I'll amend my ordinance."  L'etat, c'est moi, Mr. Law?
10. Upon receipt of the complete legislative history items that I requested in #1, I would like to interview Brian William Law, and to question him under oath during expanded public comment at the November 4, 2019 St. Augustine Beach City Commission meeting.  Enough secrecy.  As Justice Brandeis said, "Electric light is the best policeman.  Sunlight is the best disinfectant."
11. Ms. Raddatz, Ms. Fitzgerald: please forward this e-mail to SEPAC members and kindly share their e-mail addresses with me and on SEPAC's website.
Thank you.
With kindest regards, I am,
Sincerely yours,
Ed Slavin
904-377-4998
www.cleanupcityofstaugustine.blogspot.com
www.edslavin.com


BRIAN WILLIAM LAW is the hobbledehoy in St. Augustine Beach City "Manager" BRUCE MAX ROYLE's employ, a developer puppet who has refused to answer my questions about the EMBASSY SUITES fiasco, saying, "Beat it!" despite Mayor UNDINE CELESTE PAWLOWSKI GEORGE stating that he would answer my questions. "(You're not a resident, you're not a contractor," emitted the overtly hostile to journalists' questions Building and Zoning Director, pictured below looking bored, and holding up a document to avoid being photographed.)













          

Midweek Snippets

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Halfway done.

We're past the first half of the week. Now, we've just gotta get through the second half. I'm excited, because I've got 4 new hot sauces being delivered later today. And you bet that I'm excited about that. Can't wait to write up some reviews. Because when your day job is all about a hobby, you need another hobby to be your actual hobby.

But before I have tasty morsels slathered in hot sauce, let's nosh on a pair of tasty gaming morsels.

Today on the platter we have: Arctic Twilight Dice Coming Tomorrow From Kraken Dice and New Great Maces Available From Puppets War.

Arctic Twilight Dice Coming Tomorrow From Kraken Dice

Introducing Arctic Twilight!
Releasing Thursday 6PM PDT 11.7.19 

New Great Maces Available From Puppets War

If you like to crush your enemies, this might be something for you

 


          

Smut puppet cuckolds watching their wives suck a big cock compilation 1

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Beyond Hong Kong, media ignores global protests

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  It’s all kicking off everywhere in 2019. Haitians are revolting against a corrupt political system and their President Jovenel Moïse, who many see as a kleptocratic U.S. puppet. In Ecuador, huge public manifestations managed to force President Lenín Moreno to backtrack on his IMF-backed neoliberal package that would have sharply cut government spending and increased transport prices (FAIR.org, 10/23/19). Meanwhile, […]

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Puppet King Niles Doug

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heise online News: Puppet Enterprise 2019.2 erweitert die Infrastrukturautomatisierung

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Wakai Kids-Sesame Street Bangkitkan Imajinasi dan Kreativitas Anak Melalui Coloring Competition

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Para pemenang Coloring Competition bersama Wakai Kids dan Sesame Street.

ONLINEJAMBI.COM - Wakai Kids, Fashion Brand khusus untuk anak-anak yang terinspirasi dari Japanese lifestyle, mengeluarkan produk kolaborasi bersama Sesame Street.

Kolaborasi ini merupakan sebagai momen perayaan ulang tahun Sesame Street ke-50.

Sesame street adalah salah satu program TV anak paling ikonik dari Amerika Serikat.

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Fashion show menampilkan koleksi kolaborasi Wakai Kids dengan Sesame Street.

Dikenal sejak tahun 1969 dan telah memproduksi lebih dari 4.134 episode, Sesame Street merupakan acara edukasi kontemporer yang menggabungkan pendidikan dan hiburan ini terkenal dengan karakter Muppet, yang dibuat oleh Jim Henson, seorang pemain boneka atau puppet.

“Memiliki karakter unik dan ceria, kolaborasi ini sangat cocok dengan Wakai Kids yang memiliki semangat ‘Cheers for life’ dan untuk memeriahkan momen kolaborasi ini, Wakai Kids mengadakan Coloring Competition untuk anak usia 5 sampai 8 tahun,” ujar Indra Budi Adwindarsyah, Marketing Communication Wakai.

Acara yang diselenggarakan pada 24 Oktober 2019 di gerai Wakai Mall Ciputra Cibubur ini, dimeriahkan dengan fashion show yang menampilkan keseluruhan koleksi kolaborasi Sesame Street, Face and body painting dan Coloring Competition yang diikuti 100 peserta.

“Memadukan keceriaan dan kreativitas, serangkaian acara ini membuat anak-anak dapat bebas berimajinasi, sesuai dengan konsep yang diinginkan Wakai Kids untuk anak-anak,” tandas Indra.

Koleksi kolaborasi Wakai Kids dengan Sesame Street tidak hanya bisa ditemukan dalam produk sepatu, tapi juga apparel.

Selain bisa didapatkan di gerai Wakai di seluruh Indonesia, koleksi ini juga bisa didapatkan di gerai Mezzo seluruh Indonesia atau di situs belanja online Onmezzo.com.(*)


          

‘The Little Mermaid: Live’ Has TV Audience Repulsed By Fishy ‘Flounder’ Design

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The Little Mermaid: Live television special has just been telecasted on ABC, but many Disney fans have been divided about the whole production.

The musical special included a lineup of star-studded cast including Moana’s Auli'i Cravalho as mermaid Ariel, alongside Graham Phillips as Prince Eric, Shaggy as Sebastian the crab and Queen Latifah as iconic villain Ursula.

Viewers were impressed by Queen Latifah’s portrayal of Ursula, while others were disappointed with the depiction of Ariel’s shelled sidekick, Sebastian. Played by musician Shaggy, the character appeared on stage in a half-baked costume that lacked claws—he was supposed to be a crab, after all—while members of the audience had pincers on.

The ultimate comedic relief, though, came through an unexpected character: Flounder. The horror of seeing Ariel’s underwater fish friend being played by a subpar puppet had the internet in stitches.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter users were quick to turn the character’s design into a meme.

Check out some of the best jokes about the pitiful Flounder below.

What I think I look like vs. what I actually look like #TheLittleMermaidLive pic.twitter.com/sde64J3yH3

— Kaylin Cooper (@Kaylin822) November 6, 2019


Posted Photo vs Tagged Photo #TheLittleMermaidLive pic.twitter.com/RqRjEzkBzl

— Ashley (@HudsandKisses) November 6, 2019


I think Flounder is having an existential crisis. #TheLittleMermaidLive pic.twitter.com/OCSUHQWrNM

— Rachel Wallace (@Rachlikesstuff) November 6, 2019


You vs. the flounder she told you not to worry about. #TheLittleMermaidLive pic.twitter.com/YWYY1XFF4K

— Tyler Roney (@TylerJRoney) November 6, 2019


Therapist: the Flounder puppet from #TheLittleMermaidLive isn’t real and can’t hurt you
The Flounder pupet from Little Mermaid Live: pic.twitter.com/vkhQxtwNHr

— Em (@princessdiva702) November 6, 2019


Flounder is now a poor unfortunate soul himself #TheLittleMermaidLive pic.twitter.com/g9CqaCQ7hI

— Nicole (@Yankeechick22) November 6, 2019


Little mermaid live needs more live footage & less shots from the movie. BTW flounder looks terrible #notimpressed pic.twitter.com/Y06oSkYzyd

— Cyn Henri (@Cyn_Henri) November 6, 2019




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Interview With…Lucy Tuck

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The actress chatted to Emma Clarendon about bringing Oi Frog & Friends to the West End. Hi Lucy – thanks for chatting to me. For those who haven’t seen it yet what can they expect from Oi Frog & Friends?  It’s a pleasure Emma! Anyone who knows the books will find the puppets a superb… Read More
          

Inktober2019

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Puppet Shows And Their History

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The puppets in Rajasthan are one of the popular sources of entertainment in the state. The art of puppetry is practiced by a community of…
          

Sunday News: From the Editorial pages

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UNC BOARD'S FOCUS SHOULD BE EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE, NOT LEGISLATIVE FEALTY: A dozen members of the UNC board – fully half of its members – carry the very real potential to be compromised and become puppets of the legislative leadership. Years ago there were various criteria and categories legislators were required to follow in their election of UNC board members. There were even candidate nominations and fierce campaigns within the General Assembly to win a coveted slot. We are not about to suggest that the old was optimal. But the evolution has NOT been an improvement. To achieve more diversity and less fealty to the legislature, give the governor the authority to appoint a third – eight members -- of the board. Even in circumstances where the governor and legislature’s majority may share political party the clear difference in interests would bring about a broader board.
https://www.wral.com/editorial-unc-board-s-focus-should-be-educational-excellence-not-legislative-fe...


          

The Puppet Masters: The Outer Worlds Walkthrough

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The Puppet Masters is a main quest in Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds. Your task is to speak to Sophia Akande after Udom Bedford gave authorization. Here’s a walkthrough of The Puppet Masters in Outer Worlds. This quest line is for you if you wish to betray Phines Welles.   Head to Adjutant Akande’s Landing Pad […]

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Last Labyrinth, un juego de escape room para PSVR y Oculus, llegará el 13 de noviembre

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Last Labyrinth, un juego de escape room para PSVR y Oculus, llegará el 13 de noviembre


Amata K. K., un equipo japonés donde encontramos a desarrolladores que han trabajado en juegos como ICO, The Last Guardian, Shadow of the Colossus, Puppeteer y la saga Doko Demo Issyo, han anunciado que su nuevo proyecto de realidad virtual bautizado como Last Labyrinth estará disponible el miércoles 13 de noviembre. El título contará con versión en formato digital para PlayStation VR, Oculus (Rift y Quest), HTC Vive, Valve Index y dispositivos Windows Mixed Reality. Last Labyrinth es un juego de escape room donde los jugadores están atados a una silla de ruedas y tienen que colaborar… Leer noticia completa y comentarios »
          

Delivery With Puppet Implementing Self Service Software Delivery With Puppet Managed Mac Os X Systems By Monihart Harald 2010

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Ring in holiday cheer, Six Flags expands Holiday In The Park for the season

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EUREKA, Mo. – Six Flags St. Louis is expanding its Holiday In The Park for the season with new and updated attractions and more than a million lights across the park. This year’s Holiday In The Park will feature a new miss kitty’s Christmas show, an interactive holiday puppet show, and a new gingerbread village.  You can also celebrate with glowing campfires and s’ mores locations. Ring in holiday cheer November 23 through January 1.
          

Vietnam and Cambodia Holidays

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Amazing activities and life-changing excursions are also organized for you to enjoy during Vietnam and Cambodia Tour, including boat trips and a variety of entertainment options to choose from, including the water puppet show in Hanoi. We even provide free drinking water for the duration of your holiday, ensuring you stay hydrated while happily sightseeing. Book your Vietnam and Cambodia Holidays with your family and enjoy.
          

Devops Engineer Noida/J41191 ( 5-8 yrs. )

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Noida
Job Post Date: Thursday, November 07, 2019
Other IT Experience
Have 5 years relevant experience in a DevOps cloud environment (Git, Jenkins, AWS, Azure, Docker, Mesos, Kubernetes)
Have strong Scripting (Bash/Salt/Ansible/Terraform/Puppet/Chef) or
Programming (Python/Ruby) skills.
Have strong Linux, Networking and System Administration skills are involved in the DevOps Community and Open Source projects (visiting conferences, meetups, giving talks, etc..)
Like to take initiative, work in close collaboration with fellow developers and share your ideas and knowledge

          

4. og 5. september Bristol

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By: Bristol - Bristol Festival of Puppetry - 2009
Sted: Tobacco Factory - Raleigh Road, Southville Bristol BS3 1TF

Kl: 20.30

Ночь обещала быть лунной, если "линкин парк новые песни скачать"не набегут "скачать английский в схемах и таблицах скачать"облака.

Я хочу сказать, что он согласился, и все такое.

Немного пыли за воротником "смотреть игру мафия 3"лучше, чем круглая дырочка в голове.

Дитя Террамы "Кряк для norton inter security"вряд ли на такое способно.

Лодку чуть заметно качнуло; Харон " "оглянулся посмотреть, в чем дело, но Аззи не обратил на "саймон меню скачать"перевозчика душ умерших никакого внимания.

Первым дойдя " "до передней, Амнет уперся руками в створки дверей "скачать игру m m"и толкнул их.

Они предпочитали взвалить всю скучную " " работу на других профессиональных поэтов, писателей, драматургов.

Он прикоснулся к камню на груди и шагнул вперед.

Вина подразумевает ответственность, некий " " злой умысел.

Вот и сейчас глаза ее были печальны.

Все это придет со временем, в этом я был уверен, но мой страх подавлял эти важнейшие факторы выживания.

Дерево закачалось, листья затрепетали.

Римо " " насторожила именно его красота.

Если осуществляется перенос из одной " " реальности, из одной Вселенной в другую, необходимо объект переноса заменить другим предметом.

Небось двух " " кварт он за один вечер не выпьет!

Дейл Армбрустер услышал ее " " имя в маленьком номере мотеля, который он снял на ночь.

Как это ни удивительного, они " " были единственными, кто не работал на британские " " силовые ведомства.

Смит оценил жизнь президента как задачу " " номер один, потому что президент сосредоточил в своих руках огромную власть.

Он сегодня опять здорово налакался, значит опять станет " " рассказывать о тернистом пути " " греха.

Былая плавность движений Былое совершенство.

Запасов продовольствия нам было оставлено на две недели, а пришлось продержаться целых " " семь!

Это не значило, что христиане, иудеи и мусульмане всегда говорили правду, но должны были.

Нет, надо пресечь ее поползновения в самом зародыше.

Мне бы хотелось верить в это, заметил президент.

Итак, " " им удалось запастись по меньшей мере двенадцатью галлонами питьевой воды, и хранилась " " она в надежной "песочница для мур клуб скачать" таре, полностью удовлетворявшей Бена.

И это после всего, что мы говорили и " " cделали для уничтожения рабства!

Но здесь, в " " лошадиной упряжке с двумя " " гигантскими оглоблями, он показался нам чудовищных размеров каретой.

Ноги у фрегата, по "поиграть в бесплатные секс игры" сравнению с туловищем, короткие.

Об оставленных колдунами подменышах " " до сих пор говорилось только " " в легендах.

но меня слишком шатало, чтобы "Бис ключи для спутниковых каналов" заботиться еще и об этом.

Эти люди платят за свою безопасность.

Ему было " " хорошо известно, что пока он провоцирует " " меня своей сексуальностью он время от времени давал ей выход, держась небрежно, " " словно в любой момент мог отказаться от этого, я не оставлю его.

Мейтланд заковылял к постели; "Взлет разрешаем Симорон-тренинг" едва он улегся и натянул на себя одеяло, как в комнату вошла Джейн.

Я посажу вас в кэб, а сам "Мастерим из дерева и пробки" погуляю тут на всяким случай.

В витринах "Юный эколог Система работы в подгот. к школе группе дет. сада" магазинов выставлены только первоклассные товары самой лучшей выработки.

Стереоизомер обычного бурбона, объяснил я.


          

Current Reading

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Just some of the latest stuff I've been reading.

First: Calypso by David Sedaris [SPOILERS BELOW]


If you don't know already, David Sedaris is a wildly popular US-American humo[u]r writer. I've read four of his other books and I've enjoyed them all. Calypso is a little bit different from his droll, dry, absurdist, hilarious (at times) usual fare. In this one we're given some of the darker aspects of his family and his reflections on the realities of ageing.

For instance, ... haunting most of the book is the spirit of his sister Tiffany, who committed suicide. Tiffany Sedaris is described as a difficult person who had obvious mental problems. Towards the end of her life she lived in squalor, engaging in dumpster-diving and making art out of found-objects. On the internets you can find other sources who say that David Sedaris does her a disservice in his description of her and that she was a beautiful, creative spirit. But Sedaris doesn't claim to be the last word on who his sister was. He describes her as he knew her. And it's pretty obvious that he isn't writing with pride about how the last time he saw her he closed the door in her face when she showed up at one of his book readings.

We learn that Sedaris must have gotten much of his talent for observation and story-telling from his mother as he recounts how all the children lingered around the dinner table after eating to listen to her tell her stories about the people and events she'd experienced during the day. She'd also offer her observations on their own stories. But then Sedaris informs us that his mother became an alcoholic in her last years. That she was an embarrassing raging drunk. Sedaris has already told us how his mother died of cancer when she was 62, but in Calypso he begins to reflect on the fact that he's closing in on 62 himself. One day soon he'll be older than his mother was when she died.

Finally, Sedaris tells us about his father. Previously his father has been described as a devastatingly witty fellow. He was an IBM engineer in the 1960s. He still is (in his nineties) a jazz music aficionado. Sadly however, like many an older white male, he's become a consumer of right-wing rage TV and radio. Moreover (and one of the reasons for his mother's drinking) he's been a hoarder for decades. The Sedaris household was a dilapidated shambles. All the rooms crammed with papers and junk his father had brought home. It's bizarre how his father is obviously still a highly functioning individual while engaging in this nonsensical behaviour.

This is a touching, sad book that still manages to make you smile. Sedaris's response to finding out about "fit-bits" or describing himself as looking like a hand-puppet when wearing a shirt three-times too long for him. Whatever their "eccentricities," Sedaris's parents created a very original set of kids.

Next up is Robert Dallek's Franklin D. Roosevelt: a political life.


This is one of the first general histories of FDR following the release of the personal papers of his cousin and confidante Margaret "Daisy" Suckley who died in 1991 at the age of 99. FDR played his cards very close to his chest for his entire life and very few people knew him. He has occasionally been referred to as a "sphinx" for his inscrutability. Suckley's correspondence gave historians the first glimpse at the inner Roosevelt; his stresses and strains, agonies, intimacies and his passions.

Dallek's book was my first reading of FDR's life in its entirety so I really don't have anything to compare it to. But I will say that it makes me more sympathetic to the man. Roosevelt can obviously be criticized for being an elitist and an imperialist who preserved the inhuman system of capitalism. But it also has to be said that he was a few steps in the right direction for social justice and the welfare state. And, given the strength of reactionary forces in the USA then (and now) he was probably the best that anyone could seriously have hoped for. Reading a biography of Eleanor Roosevelt I found out about several times when FDR purposely confounded the progressive ideas of his wife and her supporters. But reading Dallek it's clear that while he wasn't as forward thinking as his wife, his personal views were farther along than his public utterances.

For instance; he was fairly sympathetic to the labour movement. But the famous sit-down strikes by the Congress of Industrial Organizations were extremely unpopular with both the business class (obviously) as well as the general public. Roosevelt appears to have been perfectly willing to simply let both sides work it out between themselves and would have been happy either with the status-quo or (more importantly) victories for labour. But he couldn't say this. When asked for his opinion he attempted to avoid the question, but was eventually forced to say "A pox on both their houses." This was actually politically courageous because (as I said) public opinion and ruling class opinion) was definitely on the side of business. By saying what he said FDR showed that he would not take the side of employers against workers. However, saying this infuriated CIO leader John L. Lewis whose organization had given large sums to Roosevelt's 1936 re-election and now felt betrayed.

FDR's apparent conservatism was really political prudence. The forces of reaction were far too strong. Considering the hostility of the owners of the media, most of the business elites, and the Southern racists who comprised the strongest bloc within his own Democratic Party, FDR achieved as much as he could and probably more than anyone else could have at the time. And he did it successfully enough to win an unprecedented four presidential elections. (Although without the war both the voters and he, himself, would probably have preferred he be only a two-term president.)

But Dallek missed a few important things. The one that stands out the most was his failure to mention that FDR and Eleanor met while she was working at a settlement house in New York City. He was impressed and charmed by her work among the poor and she, in turn, was impressed with his stated desire to help improve social conditions as a politician. This patrician devotion to social justice was one of the building blocks of their early relationship.

I also just re-read Ernest R. May's Strange Victory: Hitler's Conquest of France. I read it again because it's extremely well-written as well as being about a very important topic. Also, the first time around, all of those new German and French names and bureaucratic institutions overtaxed my soggy brain and I felt the need to give it a second go.



The book is described by its author as a re-examination of ideas presented in an earlier French work titled Strange Defeat written in 1940 by Marc Bloch. In that work, Bloch describes the failure of (among other things) the French high command, who had failed to understand the transformation of warfare since 1918. In Strange Victory, May argues that France wasn't really all that ill-prepared for war in 1939 and that Germany wasn't all that better prepared. Given the forces on either side, the French and the British had good reason to believe in eventual victory. What produced Germany's "strange victory" was a daring strategy of a feint through Belgium with the main armoured thrust going through the Ardennes Forest, combined with French and British intelligence failures to recognize the signs that this was going to happen, and, furthermore, the failure of the French to quickly respond to the new reality when it was obvious.

May makes it very clear that the war could have been over with a defeat for Germany in 1940 if only a few things had been different. (And that therefore, the world would have been a very different place.)

Next I've read Toronto writer Jess Taylor's Just Pervs.


This is a collection of short stories about women's sexual and romantic lives. I'm introducing some female characters into my graphic novel and I've decided that I should read women writers rather than rely on my own half-assed observations of female behaviour and portraits of female characters by male authors.

Taylor is a good writer. Good at describing urban interiors and states of mind. And sequences too I guess. The story that moves from a party boat to an apartment to a pharmacy just flows right along.  I could picture all the small apartments and Toronto bars as she described them. The themes are generally grim. About unrequited love, bad choices, insecurities, delusions and failures.

Finally, I'm almost halfway through E.P. Thompson's The Making of the English Working Class.


I should have read this book a long time ago but it wasn't on my university reading lists and for one reason or another I always put off reading it independently. It's a monumental work of over 800 pages detailing the political and social and economic aspirations and realities of ordinary people in late-18th and early 19th-century British people, from agricultural workers to textile workers to skilled artisans and shopkeepers. I'm not sure what I could say that hasn't already been said more eloquently by other reviewers over the last 70 years. I'll just say that it is eminently readable and comprehensible and scholarly.

So that's what I've been up to lately.


          

Comment on Bill Clinton was “asset” of Russian Oligarchs after his $10 billion IMF “gift/loan” to re-elect Yeltsin in 1996, much of which went to oligarchs’ bank accounts. US operatives were employed on the ground in Russia to ensure 1996 re-election of a sick, drunk, US puppet and oligarch gold mine-Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe, 8/19/2018 by tonytran2015

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Do Right Man

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Dan Penn enters Hall of Fame, plays solo show.

The word "songwriter" is thrown around freely in the music business, but such ubiquity fails to convey the full spectrum of the craft. Memphis, of course, has had more than its share of great songwriters who transcend the more mundane world of tunesmiths who compose as a committee to fit certain demographics, but even in this rarefied world, some stand out as among the city's finest.

Dan Penn is one such composer, and, despite his being a native of Alabama, so much of his finest work was done here that it's fitting he'll be inducted, along with Tina Turner, Steve Cropper, Charlie Musselwhite, Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Memphis Boys, Don Bryant, and Florence Cole Talbert-McCleave, into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame this week. Then, on Saturday, November 9th, he'll have the spotlight all to himself when he plays an intimate show at Bar DKDC.

It's a rare performance by this icon, and a chance to hear the classic songs he's had a hand in creating, from "Dark End of the Street" to "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man," "I'm Your Puppet," "It Tears Me Up," and more, in a fresh, more personal way. I tracked Penn down to the farm in Alabama that's been in his wife's family for over a century, to find out what we can expect to hear this weekend and how he continues to listen to that inner voice that asks, "What have you done lately?"

Memphis Flyer: Do the old songs still come back to you pretty easily when you do shows like this?

Dan Penn: When I play gigs, I sing 'em and remember 'em, but as soon as the gig's over, they're gone. I don't dwell on what I have done. You're forever looking for a new song, you know, so I don't have room in my brain for all the old stuff. Now, when I play, I got the lyrics right in front of me. I've seen a lot of writers who just like to make them up halfway through. And that's all right, but that ain't me. I like to sing the real words.

Are you still writing new songs, though?

Yeah, I'm still writing. I'm not hitting it every day, like I used to. I've got a lot going on. I've got a couple old cars here in Alabama, and I beat around on 'em and fix them. It's a good hobby and keeps me busy. When I go back to Nashville, I turn back into an engineer and a songwriter. I mean, I'm writing all the time. I may not be putting anything to paper, but my brain's writing it. I've written a lot of songs, but I've always had a little voice saying, "What have you done lately?" It's a bad guy, but he kind of reminds you that you need to come up with something, you know? When I play a gig, I play the old songs exclusively, pretty much. That's what people want to hear. And I appreciate them and thank God for them. But after the gig's over and that goes away, I'm looking for another song.

William Bell talked to me about being a people watcher and building his songs out of seeing and overhearing people's interactions.

That's as good a place as any. On the street or coffee shop, whatever. I don't do that exactly. But as I interact with people, I guess I'm looking for something. Some people actually carry the song titles around with them, almost. It becomes apparent. You can pick it up anywhere. It can come out of your head, or it can come out of somebody else's mouth. But William Bell's got the right idea.

When you do perform these days, you're mostly playing the songs as a solo artist. It's pretty different from the full band arrangements they have in the original recordings.

One thing about it, when it's just the guitar and vocals, you can hear the song. You can hear the singer. Ain't nowhere to hide. When you got a guitar going and a piano and everything else, sometimes the song gets shuffled to the side and it comes down to a performance. I guess I'm performing when I play on my own, but basically I'm just singing the songs. It's the song's night out.

2019 Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Friday, November 8th, at The Cannon Center, 7 p.m. $50 and $100 tickets available.

Dan Penn solo show, Saturday, November 9th, at Bar DKDC, 8 p.m. (sold out).


          

November Story Time, Puppet Show and Make and Take Art Activity

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Event date: November 16, 2019
Event Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
Carrboro Branch Library
900 Old Fayetteville Road Inside McDougle Middle S
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Description:
Puppet Show Incorporated https://www.puppetshowinc.org/ presents the classic folk tale Stone Soup. Activities include a story time, puppet show and make and take art activity. Puppetry programs will be held at the following community locations. Recommended ages are 4-8. FREE

November 16th at 10:30-11:30 Carrboro Branch Library. FREE
November 14th at 4:00-5:00 Hillsborough Main Library FREE

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Exposure is Essential

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Exposure is Essential.

With the movie Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood in theaters, it is fitting to applaud a man who mirrored unconditional love. Fred Rogers knew exposure to life with its broad spectrum of emotions and the vast knowledge available through arts and commerce was an essential element in the maturing and equipping of children.

Over the summer months, I had the privilege of babysitting my grandson, who, by the way, will be ten this Veteran's Day. One morning, as I was folding clothes while the neighborhood children were playing on the sunporch, I turned on the television to see Tom Hanks sitting in a red sweater with grey hair. I knew who he was supposed to be. I thought to myself, Tom Hanks? Mr. Rogers had seemed kind of goofy to me as a young adult in what I like to call my PJ days (Pre-Jesus). He would step onto the set of Neighborhood while singing a little ditty, walk over to his coat closet while removing his jacket only to replace it with a zip-up sweater (which I later discovered were all made by his mother). He would then go sit on a bench and remove his loafers one at a time while tossing each in the air as he changed into his "tennis" shoes. Real-life stories have always been a passion of mine, so it was a natural step to search for a documentary on the life of Fred Rogers. I found Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood: It's You I Like. I wanted to know the who, what and why of the man Tom Hanks was going to embody.

I soon discovered that Fred knew what it felt like to be teased by children who called him "fatty."  He began to play the piano at a young age. He overcame severe shyness and loneliness through what I believe to be a divine encounter in High School (must watch the doc!). He graduated magna cum laude from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, with a degree in music composition. He received a divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary(he was ordained a Presbyterian minister) and attended the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Child Development. Who knew?

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood exposed children to classical music through Yo, Yo Ma (world-class cellist), and Itzhak Perlman (Israeli-American violinist/conductor/teacher). He discussed the subject matter of death, divorce, and fear, which was not the norm in children's programming. Fred exposed human emotions we all possess by telling the world "mistakes are part of learning and sometimes are hard to learn." Through the pretend television "Picture picture," he broadened horizons of children by teaching them how to eat out at a restaurant, showing how companies made erasers, crayons, harmonicas, and musical instruments. On and on, the exposure went. As Mr. Rogers said, "There is so much in this world we learn no matter how old or how young we are."

Exposure is essential for knowledge. Fred Rogers and his story is a remarkable story of love without limits. Discover what I did this past summer. I can almost hear Tony Bennett as he serenades Lady Elaine Fairchild (puppet) on station MGR TV: It's You I Like! Thank you, Fred Rogers, for who you were. You are helping me become a better me.

Molly


          

DevOps Engineer

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DevOps Enginner Per un progetto in Area DevOps di un’importante multinazionale, nostra azienda cliente su Milano stiamo ricercando un DevOps Engineer con la passione per la tecnologia e lo sviluppo di sistemi software affidabili e scalabili.Se desideri mettere a frutto le tue competenze tecniche nell’ambito DevOps, sei la persona giusta per noi. Il candidato ideale deve essere preferibilmente in possesso di una Laurea ad indirizzo informatico o cultura equivalente. Skills fondamentali, per entrare nel nostro team sono dinamismo, passione per la tecnologia, voglia di fare ed intraprendenza. Skills-set richiesto:
  • Conoscenza approfondita sistemi operativi Unix-like
  • Conoscenza approfondita linguaggi di programmazione ad oggetti (Python, Java, …) e progettazione software
  • Conoscenza Kubernetes o Docker
  • Conoscenza di metodologie e processi CI/CD e strumenti come ad esempio Jenkins, Gitlab, ArgoCD, Jenkins-X o simili.
Costituiscono un plus:
  • Conoscenza di strumenti di configuration management e provisioning come Ansible, Terraform, Puppet, Chef, o simili
  • Conoscenza di cloud computing e servizi PaaS/IaaS.
Ottimo se hai..
  • Buone capacità comunicative e relazionali,
  • Orientamento al raggiungimento degli obiettivi,
  • Volontà di inserirsi in un contesto stimolante ed innovativo.
Itconsulting offre:
  • Contratto di assunzione a tempo indeterminato (CCNL Metalmeccanico)
  • Collaborazione su progetti internazionali,
  • Corso di aggiornamento professionale in azienda su tecnologie innovative.
L’inquadramento contrattuale verrà valutato sulla base dell’effettiva esperienza maturata. L’annuncio è rivolto anche a professionisti con la partita Iva. L’annuncio è rivolto a candidati di ambo i sessi (L.903/77). Gli interessati possono inviare il CV aggiornato a job@itconsultingsrl.it. Ricorda di specificare l’autorizzazione al trattamento dei dati personali contenuti nel Curriculum Vitae ai sensi del D.Lgs. 196/2003 e all’art. 13 GDPR(Regolamento UE 2016/79) ai fini della ricerca e selezione del personale.
          

THE CYNICISM OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT ON THE PLIGHT OF BIAFRANS SHOWCASED, AS THE HIGH COMMISSIONER TOURS BIAFRALAND

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THE CYNICISM OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT ON THE PLIGHT OF BIAFRANS SHOWCASED, AS THE HIGH COMMISSIONER TOURS BIAFRALAND

It is quite unfortunate that at such a time like this when the organized International Community expects the British government's intervention on the plight of the indigenous people groups, it is neck deep on the embarkment of self-serving intrigues. The British government and it's officials yet derive joy and satisfaction in the continuous plight of the people of Biafra, Oduduwa and Hausa,  lumped together in an unworkable union called Nigeria in the West African sub-region. Instead of strategizing to save humanity from another catastrophe, Britain is yet exploring options to try to keep the Nigerian contraption one, not minding the growing misery of the people. The cynical struggle by the officials of the British government to perpetuate the existence of Nigeria, was demonstrated once again through the desperate and needles tour of the British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing, to Biafraland, which she described as the South-East States of Imo, Anambra and Enugu. According to the High Commissioner, she would be meeting with government officials, traditional rulers and civil society organizations, to gather needed information regarding security and development within the region.

Now that it is Biafraland's turn to witness 3-days visit ever, by the distrustful British High Commissioner, it is pertinent therefore, to bring to her notice, series of obnoxious cum devilish policies of the Nigerian government bedevilling the region. This is to enable her masters get acquainted with the appropriate and accurate information about issues. Nigeria government's draconian policies against Biafrans in their homeland which she intently described as "South-East", include:

(1) UNWARRANTED MILITARY SIEGE AND EXTORTION

When the British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing gets back to Abuja to compile her findings, she should not fail to report the unwarranted military siege, occupation, intimidation and criminal extortion being shamelessly perpetrated against innocent Biafran citizens by the fulanised Nigerian soldiers in the region. It is necessary that she finds out from her hosting Fulani puppeted government officials, traditional rulers and civil society organizations, the rationale behind the bizarre military occupation of 100℅ relatively peaceful Biafra territories. Stipulated in the so-called Nigeria Constitution of 1999 as amended, the Nigeria armed military personnel involvement with such an occupation, is only required when a proclamation of state of emergency is effected, when a territory or region experiences breakdown of law and order to the extent that a such is being termed enemy territory or at least, when there is insurrection, defying the control of the police. It is only in such situations that the assistance of the military is required to help restore normalcy. The above listed conditions were never the case in Biafraland where the Nigerian soldiers are densely detailed today, criminally extorting money, victimizing and shamelessly killing the people. As Catriona Laing tours the three earmarked States of Imo, Anambra and Enugu, she should pass through innumerable military road blocks and police check points. Let it be made known to her that those security points on the way are designated extortion, intimidation/torture and killing outposts.

(2) INFRASTRUCTURAL DECAY DOTTING THE REGION

It is really gladdening that the British High Commissioner will be touring the region she surreptitiously tagged "South-East", on state by state voyage by road as there exists no longer any functional airport. She should brace up for her unbiased report pertaining the complete infrastructural eyesore of the region. Virtually all the federal roads in the so-called "South-East" where she would ply, are terribly dilapidated. It will interest the High Commissioner to also know that she cannot pick up a flight from Owerri in Imo State to any other city in Biafraland. The Nigerian government controlled by the Fulani cabals, has shut down the half-baked Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu just to cripple the economy of the region. This further explains their oppressive policies through zero aviation transportation against Biafrans. Although the federal government of Nigeria under the flimsy excuse on carrying out the renovation work, blatantly shut down the airport for three months running now without any appreciable end in view. The hydra-looting Nigeria government has relentlessly continued to hoodwink the gullible that the renovation project could not be completed due to lack of funds.

(3) FULANI HEADSMEN TERRORISM IN THE REGION

Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria in her tour, is expected not to limit her voyage to the three major cities in the States. Her voyage to Imo, Anambra and Enugu should afford her the opportunity of interacting with the villagers too, so as to garner untainted information regarding the activities and menace of the Fulani killer herdsmen in the region over the years. It is unfortunate that the government of the United Kingdom cynically continues to feign ignorance of the ordeals of the Indigenous People of Biafra in the hands of these marauding Islamic terrorists. In most rural communities within Biafraland and particularly in Igboland, these marauding cattle herders satisfactorily kill the land owners, destroy farmlands/produce and pillage communities at will. These frequently happen in Ebonyi State as well as in Anambra-West local government area of Anambra State respectively. The worst of this their trade is that it is being sponsored by the Nigerian government with the President as the grand patron of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), the umbrella body of the Fulani herdsmen. The federal government yet hypocritically claims incapable of containing the attacks of these criminals ravaging the region.

If therefore, those political leaders, traditional rulers and civil society organizations awaiting the visitor fail to catalog the above mentioned issues in the course of inquiry, it will then clearly confirm that the British High Commissioner only succeeded in meeting a band of self-serving politicians, sycophantic traditional rulers and compromised civil society organizations. Catriona Laing is highly welcome to Biafraland but she must be firmly told to desist from referring to Biafrans as people of the South-East for there exists absolutely no such referral to any part of her native country of Scotland.

Written by Mazi Onyebuchi Eze

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International
          

11/06 Links Pt1: PA: Dead ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi was a US “pawn” and Israel and ISIS are “twins”; Israel says UNRWA chief’s stepping aside shows ‘deep’ change needed; Arab Spring 2.0

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From Ian:

David Singer: Rabin’s Policies Can Help Break Gantz-Netanyahu Deadlock
The prospect of a third election in Israel within twelve months looms large – should Blue and White leader Benny Gantz be unable to form a Government of National Unity within the next two weeks.

To break the current deadlock Gantz needs at least nine members to defect from the voting bloc of 55 seats led by Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Gantz’s cause could be considerably advanced were he to publicly endorse the policies pursued by the late Prime Minister – Yitzchak Rabin – who was assassinated on 4 November 1995.

Rabin made his intentions very clear in his last speech to the Knesset on 5 October 1995 when presenting the 300 page “Israeli - Palestinian Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip” (Oslo Accords) for approval:

“Members of Knesset,

“We are striving for a permanent solution to the unending bloody conflict between us and the Palestinians and the Arab states." In the framework of the permanent solution, we aspire to reach, first and foremost, the State of Israel as a Jewish state, at least 80% of whose citizens will be, and are, Jews.

"At the same time, we also promise that the non-Jewish citizens of Israel – Muslim, Christian, Druze and others – will enjoy full personal, religious and civil rights, like those of any Israeli citizen. Judaism and racism are diametrically opposed.

"We view the permanent solution in the framework of State of Israel which will include most of the area of the Land of Israel as it was under the rule of the British Mandate, and alongside it a Palestinian entity which will be a home to most of the Palestinian residents living in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

"We would like this to be an entity which is less than a state, and which will independently run the lives of the Palestinians under its authority. The borders of the State of Israel, during the permanent solution, will be beyond the lines which existed before the Six Day War. We will not return to the 4 June 1967 lines.

...
Rabin – then Defence Minister – had stated on May 27, 1985:

“The Palestinians should have a sovereign State which includes most of the Palestinians. It should be Jordan with a considerable part of the West Bank and Gaza. East of the Jordan River there is enough room to settle the Palestinian refugees. One tiny State between Israel and Jordan will solve nothing. It will be a time bomb.”

Supporting Rabin’s policies would stand Gantz in good stead as he seeks to form a Government of National Unity and – failing that – in any upcoming election that would hopefully end Israel’s current precarious political situation.


PMW: Dead ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi was a US “pawn” and Israel and ISIS are “twins” - according to the PA
While most of western society saw the death of ISIS leader and arch-terrorist Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi as a positive development in the war on terrorism, the Palestinian Authority chose to outrageously claim that Al-Baghdadi was a US "pawn" and ISIS a US creation - a terror organization only paralleled by Israel.

Muwaffaq Matar, a Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily, presented a venomous PA manifest against the US:
"They [the US] killed their pawn, who they planted in the open borderless territories of Iraq and Syria after they created an organization-state of barbarity, terror, and racism, for which they chose the name 'the Islamic State.'" [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 29, 2019]

But dealing with ISIS is not enough as it only amounts to "cutting off the tail of the monster," Matar stated, arguing that the monster's head - Israel - is yet to be fought:
"[The elimination of Al-Baghdadi] was tantamount to a strong blow that has cut off the tail of the monster of terror. However, this monster has a head, and in it is a brain that is capable of growing a different tail and wings... The occupation, settlement, terror, racism, crimes against humanity, and rebellion against UN laws and conventions have a state. They named it 'Israel' and established it on the land of Palestine, which is the Palestinian people's historical and natural right."

Comparing Israel to ISIS, Matar stated that in practice ISIS and Israel are identical:
"This [ISIS] is an organization that, in regard to its crimes, there is nothing similar to it in the modern history of the region except for a defective, colonialist, settling, occupying, and racist state for which they chose the name 'the State of Israel.' The heads of large states in the world have said that the elimination of Al-Baghdadi is not the end of ISIS' terror - and this is correct! - but not one of them referred to their responsibility and their state's responsibility to drain the greatest, deepest, and most dangerous swamp of terror for the region and the world: the defective and racist State of Israel. We know... that the Muslim Brotherhood organization... is essentially a twin of the Zionist movement."
MEMRI: Chicago Islamic Scholar Omar Baloch: Israel Arms And Trains ISIS, Uses It To Destabilize The Region, Advance Its Plans For 'Greater Israel,' Alienate Muslims From Concepts Of Jihad, Islamic State
Chicago Islamic Scholar Omar Baloch said in a video he uploaded to his YouTube channel on September 11, 2019 that Islamic State (ISIS) is now fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan because "you will always find ISIS in places that are running a Zionist agenda [for] Greater Israel." He said that Israel created ISIS in order to weaken Muslims by alienating them from ideas like an Islamic state, Jihad, and Muslim unity, without which he said Islam would not be the same. Showing pictures of ISIS fighters, Baloch said that the weaponry, uniforms, and training that ISIS has are evidence that it is trained and armed by Israel, and he predicted that Israel will use ISIS to destabilize Pakistan and Kashmir. He added that Israel is "working on Kashmir" by means of India's actions in the region and that Israel intends to do to the Kashmiris what it did do to the Palestinians.

According to the Facebook page of the Furqaan Institute of Quranic Education (FIQE), Sheikh Omar Baloch was born in Chicago and is the scholar in residence at the Al-Furqaan Foundation, of which FIQE is a division. The Facebook page also says that Baloch studied at Georgetown University, at Al-Azhar University in Egypt, at Jamia Thul Ahlul Hadith in Pakistan. For more about Sheikh Omar Baloch, see MEMRI TV Clip No. 7053 Illinois-Based Sheikh Omar Baloch: Islamic Relief Organizations Should Promote the Caliphate as the Long-Term Solution to Humanitarian Problems.

"You Will Always Find ISIS In Places That Are Running A Zionist Agenda, The Agenda For Greater Israel"

Sheikh Omar Baloch: "All of a sudden, guess what? ISIS is in Afghanistan and ISIS is killing Taliban.
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"You will always find ISIS in places that are running a Zionist agenda, the agenda for Greater Israel."



NGO Monitor: Key Takeaways from the Supreme Court’s Omar Shakir (HRW) Decision
Like the lower court, the Supreme Court paints a clear picture of Shakir’s BDS activism, from when he founded a pro-BDS student group in 2006 through his present employment at HRW. During this time, he has been a consistent and ardent supporter of BDS (see NGO Monitor’s extensive material submitted in its filings and which was cited in the courts’ decisions). In the words of Justice Yael Wilner (in a short addendum to the main decision), “The statements [made by Omar Shakir and presented] above are definitely calls to boycott entities that operate in Israel and Judea and Samaria, only because of their connection to Israel or an area under its control — each one (statement) individually, all the more so when taken together. It seems to me that there cannot be a substantive argument about this.”

Pro-BDS activists often use the rhetoric of “human rights” and “international law” to justify their discriminatory campaigns, but such rhetoric does not legitimize the boycotts. The Entry into Israel Law, Amendment 28 (2017) applies specifically to boycott calls that are based on a company’s connections to Israel or an area under its control, not to circumstances when the company in question has undertaken problematic activities.

Even though the judges recognize there can be gray areas, Shakir’s activity unquestionably falls within the criteria of the law. Shakir rejects in total the presence of Israeli entities in the West Bank, and his calls for BDS are in opposition to their identity as Israelis, not because of any specific human rights violation.

Contrary to claims from Shakir’s lawyers and Amnesty International (which joined the case in an amicus capacity), denying Shakir’s work visa will not adversely affect human rights NGOs that want to send representatives to Israel to criticize Israel’s policies. This is because Shakir’s involvement in BDS is so egregious.

The Court firmly rejected a key argument from Shakir’s lawyers. They tried to argue that Shakir’s personal BDS activity ended upon his employment at HRW, at which point all his expressions should be attributed to HRW as an organization. Since HRW is not on the Israeli government’s list of “BDS organizations,” Shakir’s activity as an HRW employee should be granted “immunity” from the Entry into Israel Law. In sharp contradiction, the Court determined that he is responsible for his public statements, especially those on his private Twitter account.
Shakir’s BDS is insufficient to trigger a listing of HRW as a “BDS organization” because HRW is a large international NGO with myriad activities having nothing to do with Israel. This is not a reflection on Shakir’s status as a BDS activist or HRW’s anti-Israel advocacy.
Honest Reporting: No Room For BDS Within Human Rights
Omar Shakir is Human Right's Watch (HRW) representative for Israel and Palestine. HRW is notorious for appointing anti-Israel staff and after a long investigation, Israel's Supreme Court have denied Shakir's visa extension. They have asked him to leave the country due to his clear involvement with Boycott movement against Israel.

Israel's law of denying entry to those that are involved with the hateful BDS movement is controversial, but the one thing that everyone is certain of: there is no room for BDS within human rights.




UK Paper Fails to Challenge the Lies of HRW’s Omar Shakir
The Guardian is adept at amplifying, and failing to critically scrutinize, the unsubstantiated claims and accusations of anti-Israel NGOs, and its recent article about the Israeli Supreme Court decision on Human Right Watch (HRW)’s regional director Omar Shakir — a longtime BDS activist — follows this pattern.

First, as we predicted in a tweet before the article by Oliver Holmes (“Israel can deport Human Rights Watch official, court rules,” Nov. 5) was published, the piece uncritically cites Shakir’s unhinged response to the court’s decision:
Shakir wrote on Twitter that if he was kicked out, Israel would join the ranks of Iran, North Korea, and Egypt in blocking access to Human Rights Watch staff. “We won’t stop. And we won’t be the last,” he said.

The truth is that democracies all over the world reserve the right to deny entry to those seen as intent on harming the state. Moreover, there are in excess of 350 NGOs (such as HRW) operating freely in Israel, even those who continually delegitimize the country, support BDS, and even reject Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.

The denial of a work visa to one employee of one of these NGOs — after careful consideration by the country’s internationally respected Supreme Court — wouldn’t even minimally change the democratic nature of Israel. The human rights organization Freedom House continually ranks Israel as the only truly free and democratic country in the region, and the suggestion that this status will change due merely to the Supreme Court’s decision on Shakir’s work visa is risible.

In a subsequent paragraph in the article, Holmes makes the following claim about the broader effort by Israel to fight BDS — a movement, let’s remember, whose leaders oppose the continued existence of a Jewish state:
BBC News report uncritically amplifies political NGO’s talking points
On the afternoon of November 5th the BBC News website published a report on its ‘Middle East’ page which was presented to audiences with a ‘halo effect’ reference to a “rights activist”.

The report itself (tagged, inter alia, ‘human rights’) is headlined “Israel court rejects Human Rights Watch activist’s deportation appeal” and the caption under the photograph at the top of the article reads:
“Omar Shakir said he had not called for a boycott of Israel during his time at Human Rights Watch”

Obviously the BBC did not fact-check that claim from the person it had already flagged up as a “rights activist” (i.e. good) before amplifying it.

Had it done so, it would know that analysis of Tweets sent from Shakir’s personal Twitter account between June 2018 and February 2019 by NGO Monitor shows that 16% of those Tweets focused on BDS campaigns against Booking.com and TripAdvisor and additional Tweets supported a UN “blacklist” of businesses operating in Judea & Samaria.

45% of the BBC article’s word count is devoted to uncritical amplification of talking points from Omar Shakir (including a link to a Tweet) and his employer ‘Human Rights Watch’, including the following claim:
Updated Reuters Falsely Reports That Israel Has Criminalized BDS
In an article yesterday about the ruling by Israel's High Court to uphold the government's decision not to renew the visa of Human Rights Watch's Omar Shakir on account of his ongoing anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divest, sanctions) activity, Reuters incorrectly reports that Israel has "criminalized" BDS.
In "Israel's top court upholds deportation of Human Rights Watch official," Jeffrey Heller erroneously reports:
Israel says [Shakir] supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement which it has criminalized.

It has lobbied Western powers to follow suit, and Shakir’s case was a test for its anti-boycott legislation.


Israel's anti-BDS legislation treats calls for BDS as a civil, not criminal offense. Specifically, the 2011 "Law for Prevention of Damage to the State of Israel Through Boycott," as amended by the Supreme Court, allows businesses that have suffered economic harm as a result of such boycotts to sue for civil damages. There is no criminal component.

UPDATE, 8 am EST, Nov. 6: Reuters Corrects
In response to communication from CAMERA, Reuters commendably corrected the article to make clear that promotion of BDS in Israel is a civil matter, not criminal.
INSS: Russia in the Middle East: A Higher Gear or Media Buzz?
Recent weeks have featured Russia's expanded diplomatic activity in the Middle East following its longstanding involvement in the Syrian civil war. With the reduced U.S. military presence in northern Syria, the image of Russia as the leading power in the region was strengthened.

To what extent does this image of Russia reflect reality? Russia's intensive diplomatic activity in the region reflects Moscow's desire to fill the breach left by the U.S, but it does not represent a change in the balance of power between the global powers in the region. The U.S., should it choose to do so, still has the ability to challenge Moscow and upset Russia's achievements in almost every part of the region.

Russian analyst Fyodor Lukyanov, echoing the official position, stressed that Russia does not view the situation in Syria as a zero sum game with the U.S.

The political process to resolve the conflict in Syria, which was resumed on Oct. 30 in Geneva, is not under Moscow's control. The Russian attempt (2017-2019) to promote a resolution in cooperation with Turkey and Iran through the Astana Process did not succeed, and Moscow is now forced to return to the Geneva track, which is under UN control, and over which the West has veto power.

The U.S. still holds very strong cards in Syria - territorial (most of the Kurdish zone and the al-Tanf region); political (veto rights over the Geneva process); military deterrence; and economic (sanctions and preventing aid for rebuilding Syria). Beyond Syria, Russia at this stage has limited influence on regional states. U.S. allies in the Middle East are not rushing to the Russian side.
Russia captures advanced Israeli missile interceptor in Syria - report
An advanced Israeli surface-to-air missile that was fired from the David's Sling (formerly known as the Magic Wand) missile system was given to Russia by Syria, when it was found intact after the rocket did not explode on contact, according to Russian media sources.

The rocket was reportedly fired on July 23, 2018, and Syrian forces that were dispatched to the scene found the missile intact after it sustained minor damage from impact. The missile was then taken to a Syrian-Russian base where it was transferred to Moscow for further research.

David’s Sling was developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and American defense contractor Raytheon. The system is designed to intercept enemy planes, drones, medium- to long-range rockets and cruise missiles and the newest generation of tactical ballistic missiles at low altitude.

The system forms the middle layer of air defense systems between the Iron Dome and the Arrow 2 and Arrow 3 missile defense systems.

Russian media reports quoted Chinese news agency Sina saying that the missile was taken by Russia for “reverse engineering.”
Israeli Deputy FM: We have sent humanitarian aid to Kurds
Israel will help the Kurds in any way it can, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said in the Knesset on Wednesday.

The deputy foreign minister added that she cannot go into detail about how Israel aids the Kurds, because doing so can hurt their cause.

“Israel has received many requests for aid in diplomatic and humanitarian matters. We are aiding them in various channels,” Hotovely said, in response to a motion to the Knesset’s agenda on the situation of the Kurds in Syria.

In addition, the Foreign Ministry has helped non-governmental organizations send humanitarian aid to the Kurds.

Hotovely recounted that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “condemned the Turkish invasion of northern Syria and warned against ethnic cleansing of the Kurds,” and that Israel conveyed “our truth about the Kurds in a continuing dialogue with the US.”

Israel’s support for the Kurds is based on “historic ties… [and] shared and varied interests,” she added. “There are many Kurdish Jews in Israel who maintained ties with their place of origin. Kurds are a moderate and pro-Western factor in the Middle East.”
Israel says UNRWA chief’s stepping aside shows ‘deep’ change needed
Israel called on the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees to release in full its findings of alleged mismanagement at the organization, following an announcement that its leader was taking an indefinite leave of absence.

The agency, known as UNRWA, said Wednesday the findings of a probe into alleged abuses of power among top management “relate specifically to the commissioner general” Pierre Krahenbuhl.

The Foreign Ministry said reports on alleged mismanagement at UNRWA lend credence to its criticism of the agency and called for a full release of the probe’s findings.

“The reports reinforce Israel’s claims that a deep and fundamental change is needed in the agency’s operating model,” it said in a statement.

The ministry charged that under Krahenbuhl, UNWRA has become more politicized, “the deficit has ballooned” and the agency’s model was increasingly unsustainable.

“The suspension of Krahenbuhl is a first step in a long process needed to eliminate corruption, increase transparency and prevent politicization in the agency,” it said.

It also called on donor states to consider a new operating model for UNRWA and said recent events showed the agency’s mandate should not be automatically renewed three years from now.




Two Jordanians Detained by Israel Return Home After Handover Deal
Two Jordanians, whose detention without charge by Israel led Jordan to recall its ambassador, returned home on Wednesday in a handover deal that defused a diplomatic crisis, officials said.

Hiba Labadi, 24, was arrested in August after crossing into the West Bank to attend a family wedding. She subsequently went on a hunger strike and was hospitalized after her health deteriorated.

Separately, Abdul Rahman Miri, 29, was arrested in September after he also entered the West Bank to visit relatives.

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said on Monday the two would return to Jordan “before the end of the week” without saying how their release had been secured.

Safadi however said King Abdullah had ordered the government to do everything necessary to bring them back “whatever that may cost.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the handover was agreed after talks between Israeli and Jordanian security chiefs. It said Jordan’s ambassador would return to his post “in the coming days.”
The Coming Collapse of Lebanon Is a Crisis for Israel
It is imperative that the United States and Israel’s other allies ensure that Lebanon does not become another Afghanistan — a terror group masquerading as a state. This is a real danger now, and Israel is gravely imperiled by it. America — and all well-meaning peoples — must continue to isolate Hezbollah and its slave government in Lebanon until sanity and civilization return to “the Paris of the Middle East.”

The government and infrastructure of Lebanon are dominated by the Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah, which has already dispatched gangs of thugs to drive masses of demonstrators from the streets of major cities like Beirut and Tyre. The government of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has resigned due to enormous street protests over his utter mismanagement and corruption.

Israel should be worried, because Hezbollah, with its economic and political power threatened, could lash out at its neighbor to the south as a unifying distraction for its outraged citizenry. A repeat of Hezbollah’s terror-missile war of 2006 would be a far more lethal version of that earlier conflict, which aimed to eradicate the “Zionist entity” on Lebanon’s southern frontier.

Since Hezbollah is a wholly owned subsidiary of Iran and Iran’s terrorist Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran can be expected to play a key role in Lebanese affairs at this critical juncture. And where Iran gets involved, Israel becomes the ultimate target.
Israeli and Palestinian firefighters practice saving lives together
Israeli and Palestinian firefighters took part in a joint fire-fighting exercise in Rishon Lezion on Tuesday, according to the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT).

The exercise, held at the Rishon Lezion Firefighting and Rescue School and led by the head of the facility, trained the visiting Palestinian firefighters to handle a number of various real-life situations using a simulator. The Israeli firefighters were trained to speak Arabic throughout these life-threatening situations.

Within the scenarios practiced, the joint exercise included real-life situations such as dealing with fires inside buildings and vehicles, as well as efficient ways to rescue casualties or those in need from blocked or closed off areas.

In part of the blossoming professional relationship between the Palestinian and Israeli commissions, the commander of the Palestinian Civil Defense met with the commissioner of the Israeli Fire and Rescue Authority in the commissioner’s office to discuss firefighting innovations, future collaborations and the importance of the joint work between the two governments.

“The close cooperation between Israeli firefighters and Palestinian firefighters is of great importance in the field,” civilian officer Lt.-Col. Samir said. “Thanks to the combination of forces, we have the ability to work together to improve the skills and the proficiency of both Israeli and Palestinian firefighters alike. This collaboration has yielded fruit in the past and continues to bring positive results every time. Therefore, we will continue to work in order to strengthen and improve it, with a clear purpose – to save human lives together.”
Fatah Official Says PA Chief Abbas, Soon to Turn 85, Won’t Run for Re-Election
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas will not run for re-election, senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub told Palestine TV on Monday.

Rajoub’s announcement contradicted Hussein al-Sheikh, who recently said that Abbas is Fatah’s only candidate in the next presidential election.

“President Abbas is the only candidate of Fatah and honorable Palestinians,” stated Sheikh.

“Let us make him the sheikh of the tribe and the spiritual father of the democratic process,” said Rajoub. “In two months, President Abbas will celebrate his 85th birthday.”

In a speech in September at the annual UN General Assembly, Abbas said he will call for “general elections” in the West Bank, Gaza and eastern Jerusalem.

Abbas is currently in the 14th year of a four-year term.

A date for the Palestinian elections has yet to be determined.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad reject Abbas’s terms for Palestinian elections
Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) have rejected Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s terms for holding elections for the PA's parliament and president, Ynet reported on Wednesday.

The chairman of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission (CEC), Hanna Nasir, arrived in the Gaza Strip on Sunday for talks with leaders of Hamas and other Palestinian factions on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s plans to hold parliamentary elections in the coastal enclave, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

According to Ynet, Hamas and PIJ, which are not members of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, rejected the clause stating that the elections must be held in accordance with the Election Basic Law, which requires recognizing the agreements signed by the PLO to be able to run.

The organizations require a meeting between the factions to define the terms for new elections; only after a consensus is reached, a presidential order for elections would be issued.

A Palestinian parliamentary election was last held in 2006. The following year, Hamas carried out a violent takeover in the Gaza Strip and has been in power in the coastal enclave ever since.
Abbas bans child marriage, with some legal exemptions
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has issued a decision barring Palestinian teenagers from marrying before they turn 18 years old, unless they receive an exemption from a religious court and a top legal official.

The official PA news site Wafa reported earlier this week that Abbas made the decision, but did not say when.

In the West Bank, Palestinian law previously mandated that a female must be 15 years old and a male 16 years old to be eligible to marry, according to Suna Nassar, the PA Women’s Affairs Ministry’s legal adviser. Comparatively, in the Gaza Strip, it had held that a female must be 17 years old and a male 18, she said in a phone call.

The PA controls the West Bank, whereas Hamas rules Gaza. Hamas has not said publicly whether it will enforce Abbas’s decision.

A 2018 PA Central Bureau of Statistics report found that 10.8 percent of women in 2017 in the West Bank and Gaza Strip aged 20-24 had married before turning 18.

In contrast, the report determined that in 1997, 30.3% of women in the West Bank and Gaza who were then between 20 and 24 married before reaching 18.


Hamas Relying on Qatari Funds in Gaza Strip
Qatar warned Hamas, the Palestinian militant group running the Gaza Strip, that it could cease providing funds and aid to the area in 2020. This warning, as Middle East Monitor reports citing Hezbollah-linked Al Akhbar newspaper, came from Qatari envoy Mohammed El-Emadi. El-Emadi reportedly told Hamas and other Gaza factions that Doha had complications with renewing the funding.


Arab Spring 2.0
Moreover, what makes the demonstrations in Lebanon and Iraq unique and gives them historical dimension is that they cross the sectarian, religious and party lines, and demand a change in the structure of government, which currently perpetuates these divisions and prevents unity.

This is unheard of for Lebanon, where political power is divided according to the prominence of the various sectors in society, or for Iraq, where the majority of the population is Shiite. In both countries, protesters have made it clear that they would not settle for the mere resignation of the prime minister (Lebanese Prime Minister Said Hariri has already resigned), nor with reforms that would preserve the current and corrupt system of power.

Although economic hardship and the desire to eradicate corruption are the main issues driving the demonstrations in Lebanon and Iraq, Tehran is up in arms over them. Both countries are of paramount importance in the process of "exporting" the Iranian revolution, both play a key role in repelling external attacks on Iran, and both are used as the base of operations from which Iran can use proxies to attack potential enemies.

In Lebanon, this task falls to Hezbollah and in Iraq, it is the work of pro-Iranian militias. Therefore, any threat to the internal stability in Iraq and Lebanon could undermine Iran's security and military strategy.

Tehran is also concerned that the Iranian people may catch the protest "bug," as they did in 2009 and in 2017.

The prospect of the second round of the Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq being more successful than its predecessor is unclear. Replacing the political system in Arab countries is no simple matter, and rulers do not give up their seats easily. But the Iranians already feel threatened by this – just as much as they feel threatened by the devastating economic sanctions the US has imposed on them.

It may very well be that Tehran's decision to renew uranium enrichment sought to distract from the internal problems of the protests in Iraq and Lebanon are creating for it. The ayatollahs much prefer the Iranian people focus on the "real" enemy that on their own plights.
FIFA: Iraq 'unsafe' to host World Cup qualifying matches
FIFA says Iraq is not safe enough to host World Cup qualifying games against Iran and Bahrain.

FIFA says it asked the Iraq soccer federation "to nominate a neutral venue" for the matches on Nov. 14 and 19.

The games were to be played in Basra, the southern city which hosted Iraq's return last month to playing competitive games at home.

Iraq has rarely staged home games since the 1980s because of security concerns.

Turmoil in Iraq in recent weeks has been fueled by economic problems and dissatisfaction with Iran's political influence on its neighbor.
Iran shaves weeks off breakout time, but isn’t tearing up nuclear pact yet
The ongoing game of brinkmanship between Tehran and Washington has entered a new, potentially dangerous level, with Iran restarting uranium enrichment at its Fordo nuclear facility and also announcing it was raising the level of this enrichment, up to five percent.

These two decisions represent a distinctly shocking and provocative move by the Islamic Republic, but they also remain easily reversible, experts say, as Iran attempts to bully its way toward financial relief while keeping just shy of prompting European countries to call for a so-called snapback of broader international sanctions.

The transformation of the Fordo Fuel Enrichment Plant, which is buried deep under a mountain in Iran’s Qom district, from a uranium enrichment facility to one used for other, non-nuclear purposes was a key provision of the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The heavily fortified Fordo was originally built and operated in secret by Iran, until it was exposed by Western intelligence services, including Israel’s, and ultimately acknowledged by Tehran in 2009 to great international criticism. The facility is widely regarded as having been built for the explicit purpose of producing highly enriched uranium for nuclear weapons far enough underground that it couldn’t be destroyed in a military strike.
US accuses Iran of ‘nuclear extortion’ as Tehran expands enrichment at key plant
The United States accused Iran on Tuesday of “nuclear extortion” and vowed no let-up in pressure after the clerical regime said it would resume uranium enrichment at the key Fordo plant.

“Iran has no credible reason to expand its uranium enrichment program, at the Fordo facility or elsewhere, other than a clear attempt at nuclear extortion that will only deepen its political and economic isolation,” a State Department spokesperson said.

“We will continue to impose maximum pressure on the regime until it abandons its destabilizing behavior, including proliferation-sensitive work.”

The comments came hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to “never let Iran develop nuclear weapons.”

”Iran expands its aggression everywhere. It seeks to envelop Israel. It seeks to threaten Israel. It seeks to destroy Israel,” Netanyahu said at an event in Jerusalem.

Iran has regularly threatened to destroy Israel, and has developed ballistic missiles believed in the West to be intended to carry nuclear warheads in the future.
Macron: With new centrifuge operation, Iran is withdrawing from nuclear deal
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said Iran’s decision to resume enrichment activity at a nuclear facility meant it had withdrawn from the troubled 2015 nuclear agreement with major powers.

Iran on Wednesday said it had begun inserting uranium gas into over 1,000 centrifuges at the Fordo nuclear facility, which under the JCPOA pact had turned into a research facility with no active enrichment.

“I think that for the first time, Iran has decided in an explicit and blunt manner to leave the JCPOA (nuclear) agreement, which marks a profound shift,” Macron said at a news conference during a trip to Beijing, according to a Reuters report.

Macron called the developments a “profound change” from Tehran’s previous position and a “grave” move.

“I will have discussions in the coming days, including with the Iranians, and we must collectively draw the consequences,” Macron said.
Iran briefly held IAEA inspector, seized travel documents - diplomats
Iran briefly held an inspector working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog in the Islamic Republic and seized her travel documents, diplomats familiar with the agency’s work said on Wednesday, with some describing it as harassment.

The incident appears to be the first of its kind since Tehran’s landmark deal with major powers was struck in 2015, imposing restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions.

Hours after Reuters reported the incident, Iran confirmed that it had prevented an inspector from accessing its Natanz site - the heart of its uranium enrichment program - last week, because of a concern that she might be carrying “suspicious material”, according to the Fars news agency.

The episode comes at a time of heightened friction between Iran and the West, with Tehran breaching the deal’s restrictions step-by-step in response to Washington’s withdrawal from the deal and renewed sanctions. The International Atomic Energy Agency is also in transition, with a new chief taking over next month.

The incident is due to be reported on at a meeting of the IAEA’s 35-nation Board of Governors on Thursday convened at short notice to discuss “two safeguards matters” not specified in the agenda, which was circulated on Monday.
How Tehran Is Surviving U.S. Sanctions
A year ago, the U.S. kicked off a "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran. After withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal in May 2018, in November it reimposed a raft of economic sanctions squeezing Iranian oil exports and curtailing the country's access to the international financial system.

Iran expected that other parties to the nuclear deal would help shore up its economy. But European governments could not force private companies to defy U.S. sanctions. Nor did other friendly governments - China, Russia, and India - pick up the slack. They face little pressure from the oil market to go out on a limb for Iran. Global demand is slowing, supply is abundant, and prices are low - so why risk U.S. sanctions to buy Iranian oil?

The International Monetary Fund and World Bank predict that Iran's economy will rebound from a recession to near zero percent growth in 2020. Iran's fluctuating currency, the rial, has stabilized. The Iranian economy stays afloat in part because it is diversified. In 2017, crude oil accounted for 43% of Iranian exports, so Iran's service, agricultural, and non-oil industrial sectors were able to cushion the blow from the collapse of oil revenues under sanctions.

Moreover, the government can draw upon its $100 billion of reserves to cover any gaps and to ensure the continued strong social spending that Iranians expect.
2 Iranians accused of spying on Jewish, Israeli targets in US plead guilty
Two Iranians who were charged with collecting information on Israeli and Jewish targets in the US and on opponents of the Iranian regime have pleaded guilty to acting on behalf of Tehran, the US Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 39, a dual US-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, 60, an Iranian citizen and resident of California, were arrested last year.

“The Iranian government thought it could get away with conducting surveillance on individuals in the United States by sending one of its agents here to task a permanent resident with conducting and collecting that surveillance,” said Jessie K. Liu, United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

Doostdar is scheduled to be sentenced on December 17 and Ghorbani will receive his sentence on January 15.

As part of his plea, Doostdar admitted he traveled to the United States from Iran on three occasions to meet with Ghorbani and to convey directions for Ghorbani’s activities on behalf of Iran.
BBC News mantra on ‘peaceful’ Iranian nuclear programme returns
Iran’s latest breach of the 2015 JCPOA was portrayed by the BBC as “rolling back another commitment” in the opening line of an article headlined “Iran nuclear deal: Uranium enrichment to resume at underground facility” which appeared on the BBC News website’s ‘Middle East’ page on November 5th.

As is inevitably the case in BBC reporting on that deal and Iran’s nuclear programme, audiences were told that:

“Iran has insisted that its nuclear programme is entirely peaceful.”

The BBC knows that in December 2015 (after the JCPOA had already been agreed) the International Atomic Energy Agency – IAEA – produced a report which stated that:

“…the agency “assesses that a range of activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device were conducted in Iran prior to the end of 2003 as a coordinated effort, and some activities took place” up to 2009.”

The BBC also knows that in April 2018 Israel revealed documents from Iran’s nuclear archive which raised new issues. Nevertheless, it once again chose to amplify Iranian propaganda but not to inform readers of those relevant parts of the story.
PreOccupiedTerritory: Iran Defends Imperialism As Bulwark Against Imperialism (satire)
Officials in the Islamic Republic of Iran explain the country’s virtual takeover of Iraq and Lebanon, as well as its use of puppet militias and proxy forces in Syria and Yemen, among others, as a defense against Western efforts to take over Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, and other Middle East states, regime sources reported today.

Representatives of various government ministries and the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told journalists Wednesday that the territorial integrity and political independence of countries in the region are sacrosanct, and require Iran’s protection from what they characterized as a US-led effort to exert effective control over them, protection that Iran provides in the form of taking them over and exerting effective control.

“Satanic Western imperialism will not succeed,” warned Deputy Minister of Defense Mohtin Yorai. “To counter the threat of the evil machinations of the Great Satan and its minions we have already assumed de facto control of the governments of Iraq and Lebanon, and are working to establish similar arrangements elsewhere. In the same vein we offer material and financial support to Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other groups waging a similar fight. The Zionists and their allies will fail in their campaign to subjugate and rule the region because we will do so first.”




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11/05 Links Pt1: ‘I like your frame on this’: Warren nods as supporter claims US backs 'genocide in Palestine'; It’s Time to Close Down UNRWA; Israel’s Supreme Court rules HRW Director can be deported over BDS

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From Ian:

‘I like your frame on this’: Warren nods as supporter claims US backs 'genocide in Palestine'
Elizabeth Warren nodded along with an attendee at her town hall event while he claimed the American military supported genocide.

The Massachusetts senator and 2020 presidential hopeful took questions from the crowd in Grinnell, Iowa, on Monday, with one attendee saying, “Right now, the United States is bombing at least seven countries. We support genocides in Palestine and in Yemen. The U.S. military is actually the biggest polluter of any organization in the world.”

He continued, “United States sanctions on Venezuela caused over 40,000 deaths, and we also have sanctions on many other countries like Iran, North Korea, and you can name many more.”

The attendee asked Warren, “I’m wondering, as president, will you stop U.S.-supported murder, whether it’s through sanctions, arms support, or boots on the ground?”

Warren responded, “I like your frame on this.”


Republican Jewish group’s campaign slams Democrats as a ‘disgrace’ — in Yiddish
The Republican Jewish Coalition on Sunday launched a $10 million campaign — an unprecedented amount in partisan Jewish advertising — with online ads depicting 2020 Democratic US presidential candidates as a “disgrace.”

Videos titled “Shanda,” Yiddish for “disgrace,” blast the Democrats for saying they would consider reducing aid to Israel.

“The radical Left has taken the reins of the Democratic Party, and their policy proposals will devastate our national security, our alliance with Israel, our economy, and our health care system,” Matt Brooks, the RJC’s executive director, said in a statement announcing the release of the 15- to 30-second ads.

The placement of the videos on Facebook, YouTube and other media will cost $50,000. Brooks confirmed to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency a report in Axios that the RJC had budgeted $10 million for its 2020 efforts.

In the spots, “leading Democrats” are accused of “turning their back” on Israel. They show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is Jewish.





It’s Time to Close Down UNRWA
UNRWA’s top official, Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl, was accused of appointing as an adviser a woman with whom he was romantically involved. The pair traveled on business class flights across the globe. Deputy Commissioner-General Sandra Mitchell was accused of bullying and of manipulating the system to find a well-paid job for her spouse, Robert Langridge, who was promoted. Chief of Staff Hakam Shahwan was accused of behaving like a thug, placing people loyal to him in positions of power, and lobbying to take over UNRWA operations in Jerusalem.

Perhaps not surprisingly in view of the above, the agency has adopted a culture of secrecy about itself. It employs about 30,000 people (compared to the UNHCR’s 11,000 for the rest of the world’s 17 million refugees and displaced persons). Most of its staff are Palestinians and many are known members of Hamas (indeed, Hamas membership helps one get a UN job). Peter Hansen, UNRWA’s former Commissioner-General (1996–2005), admitted in an interview with CBS that there are Hamas members on the UNRWA payroll. For example, the chairman of UNRWA’s Palestinian workers’ union, Suhail al-Hindi, is a member of Hamas’ new political leadership.

Retired IDF Col. Yoni Fighel, a former military governor in the territories, notes that as long as UNRWA employees are members of Hamas, they are going to pursue the interests of that organization within the framework of their job.

The agency was threatened with closure after the Trump administration implemented severe cuts following reports that proved rockets had been hidden inside UNRWA schools. UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who sat on the ethics findings for months, claims he is “committed to acting swiftly on the corruption allegations.”

The UN originally made clear that UNRWA’s mandate would be short-term, indicating that the refugee issue should be solved expeditiously through repatriation or resettlement. In the words of former UN Secretary-General Trygve Lie, “The refugees will lead an independent life in countries that have sheltered them. Except for the ‘hardcore’ cases, the refugees will no longer be maintained by an international organization as they are at present. They will be integrated into the economic system of the countries of asylum and will themselves provide for their own needs and those of their families.”

Palestinian residents of Arab states — all of whom are considered refugees by UNRWA — should become citizens of those states, as they are in Jordan.


Israel’s Supreme Court rules HRW Director can be deported over BDS
In a landmark anti-BDS ruling the High Court of Justice has paved the way for Israel to deport Human Rights Watch’s local director Omar Shakir for his support of boycott activity against Israel.

Human Rights Watch is weighing an appeal to a larger judicial panel of the verdict by a three judges. If not appeal is lodged, Shakir could be asked to leave the country within 20-day.

The ruling is a victory for those who hold that advocates of the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment Movement are acting against the state and are not engaged in legitimate criticism of Israel. Opponents view it as part of a movement to suppress human rights advocacy in Israel.

Shakir, who is a US citizen, immediately tweeted that if the HCJ decision is upheld, Israel will “join ranks of Iran, N Korea & Egypt in blocking access for @hrw official. We wont stop. And we wont be the last.”

Minister for Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan [Likud] expressed his satisfaction over the verdict.

"I applaud the decision of the Supreme Court that accepted my Ministry and the Interior Minister's position that a work visa should not be given to a foreign boycott activist who wants to harm Israel and its citizens," he said in a statement.

"Omar Shakir is a BDS activist who took advantage of his stay in Israel to harm it, something no sane country would allow. Israel sees great importance in the activities of real human rights organizations, granting hundreds of visas every year to human rights activists. HRW is welcome to appoint another representative in Israel in place of Shakir if it chooses to do so," he added.
NGO Monitor: Resource Page on Omar Shakir (HRW) Court Case
On November 5, 2019, the Supreme Court rejected Shakir’s appeal and upheld the ruling of the Lower Court that his work visa will not be renewed.

In October 2016, Human Rights Watch (HRW) hired Omar Shakir to serve as its “Israel and Palestine Country Director.” Shakir has been a consistent supporter of a one-state framework and advocate for BDS (boycotts, divestment, sanctions) campaigns, fitting the longstanding HRW practice of hiring anti-Israel activists to serve in key positions relating to Israel.

In May 2018, due to Shakir’s BDS ties, the Israeli Ministry of Interior chose not to renew his work visa. HRW and Shakir have been challenging this decision in Israeli courts. In April 2019, he lost his case in the Jerusalem District Court and immediately appealed to the Israeli Supreme Court. The hearing took place on September 24, 2019. While Shakir regularly assails Israel for its “lack of democracy,” in fact, the Israeli courts allowed him to remain in the country during his appeal process despite having no obligation to do so.

Omar Shakir’s background and history of anti-Israel activity exemplifies the organization’s troubling ideological approach to Israel and retreat from the universal principles of human rights.1


Guardian fails to challenge the lies of HRW’s Omar Shakir
The Guardian is adept at amplifying, and failing to critically scrutinise, the unsubstantiated claims and accusations of anti-Israel NGOs, and today’s article about the Israeli Supreme Court decision on Human Right Watch’s regional director Omar Shakir – a long time BDS activist – follows this pattern.

First, as we predicted in a tweet before the article by Oliver Holmes (“Israel can deport Human Rights Watch official, court rules”, Nov. 5th) was published, the piece uncritically cites Shakir’s simply unhinged response to the court’s decision:
Shakir wrote on Twitter that if he was kicked out, Israel would join the ranks of Iran, North Korea and Egypt in blocking access to Human Rights Watch staff. “We won’t stop. And we won’t be the last,” he said.

The truth is that democracies all over the world reserve the right to deny entry to those seen as intent on harming the state. Moreover, there are in excess of 350 NGOs (such as HRW) operating freely in Israel, even those who continually deligitimise the state, support BDS and even reject Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.

The denial of a work visa to one employee of one of these NGOs – after careful consideration by the country’s internationally respected supreme court – wouldn’t even minimally change the democratic nature of Israel. The human rights organisation Freedom House continually ranks Israel as the only truly free and democratic country in the region, and the suggestion that this status will change due merely to the supreme court’s decision on Shakir’s work visa is risible.

In a subsequent paragraph in the article, Holmes makes the following claim about the broader effort by Israel to fight BDS – a movement, let’s remember, whose leaders oppose the continued existence of a Jewish state.
'A unity government is dead, and Israel is on its way to a 3rd election'
There is virtually no chance, and if there is no dramatic breakthrough in negotiations, Israel will be facing its third general election in a year, senior political officials from the Likud, Blue and White, Yisrael Beytenu, and the New Right were saying Monday.

According to one official, the two sides are farther apart than ever, particularly since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's spokespeople were questioned by police last week.

The same official said that Blue and White was waiting for Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit to decide whether or not to indict Netanyahu. Mendelblit is expected to make his decision in early December. For Blue and White, even if Mendelblit were to drop the count of bribery, any indictment would be the final nail in the coffin of any possibility of forming a government with Netanyahu, he explained.

On the other hand, the official said, Netanyahu wants to remain prime minister, even if he is indicted. Therefore, he will not step down, and will apparently retain the support of the Likud and the smaller right-wing parties when and if he is under indictment.

The official said that as of Monday night, it was clear that neither the Likud nor the right-wing bloc would oust Netanyahu and would prefer to hold a third election, even at their detriment.

He also said that Blue and White leader Benny Gantz's position was shaky and even if he wanted to adopt the compromise put forth by President Reuven Rivlin, he would not be able to negotiate it.

"A unity government is dead, and Israel is on its way to a third election," the official said.
Sderot youth challenge MKs to take up their cause
In the middle of Sderot, near the Gaza border, 120 chairs sat empty on a lawn on Sunday, waiting for MKs to fill them.

The chairs were set up by young residents of Sderot to represent the 120 MKs who they say they feel abandoned them as rockets continue to be fired at them from Gaza on a regular basis, including on Friday.

“Elections are important and coalition negotiations are important,” organizers wrote. “Even investigations are important, recordings are important, indictments are important. And also a memorial ceremony [for former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin] is important.”

“Hey, how did we forget?” they continued. “A plane for the prime minister is important and so are demonstrations outside the attorney-general’s house, but wait, rockets on the residents of the South are not a little important.”

The residents said they’re sick of promises that are not being fulfilled.

“After a Shabbat full of fireworks in the sky, after the horror show organized by terrorists on the other side of the fence, we decided to stop being quiet.”

Dvir Sasi, a spokesman for the protest, said: “We welcome all the MKs to come to us and explain the situation to us, and listen to us, and tell us their solution.”

What does conviction of IDF soldier mean for ICC war crimes battle?
Twenty months into the Gaza border conflict, the IDF courts issued their first conviction of a soldier for shooting one of the approximately 350 Palestinians who have been killed.

At the same time, the sentence was a mere one month of community service since the conviction was not for a more serious charge, like manslaughter, but essentially for the low-grade offense of violating the rules of engagement for opening fire.

Why was this the result, and what does all of this mean for the broader big battle before the International Criminal Court (ICC) over whether Israel’s legal system complies with international law or whether it has committed war crimes?

Official and unofficial statements from the IDF were short on details, leaving some critics to speculate about potential improper intentions.

Essentially, they said that the unnamed IDF soldier had violated open fire regulations in shooting toward the 15-year-old Palestinian Othman Helles as he was climbing the Gaza security fence, but that IDF investigators could not establish for sure one way or another whether that soldier’s bullet was the one that killed him.

What does this mean? How can the IDF know the soldier fired illegally toward Helles without knowing whether his bullet was the “kill-shot”?
JPost Editorial: Recognize the Armenian genocide
About 105 years ago, the Armenian genocide began. Members of the Armenian community living in the Ottoman Empire were systematically exterminated at the orders of the governing authorities. As many as 1.5 million Armenians, an ethnic minority, were rounded up and murdered or deported to the deserts of Syria to die.

The Armenian genocide was well known in its time. The German military attaché to the Ottoman Empire described it as “total extermination” and other accounts provided graphic details of the horrors the survivors went through. Women were sold into slavery and raped, children were left to starve. In a prelude to the Holocaust and the crimes of ISIS, the slaughter of Armenians was an opening to a hundred years of similar mass murder events.

As a state founded in the wake of genocide, Israel knows too well what it means to be a small minority subjected to massacre and the systematic murder by a government. Like Armenians, Jews had to live as minorities under regimes such as the Germans or the Poles, enjoying “protection” so long as they did not get in the way of the state’s interests.

In late October, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution to recognize the Armenian genocide. It overwhelmingly passed with 405 votes and affirms that the US will record the genocide and provide “solemn remembrance of one of the great atrocities of the 20th century.” The US was moved to act because of recent tensions with Turkey.


Turkey protected Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Turkey protected ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – and Trump should have known.

In his national address announcing that US Special Forces had killed Baghdadi, President Donald Trump commended Turkey while turning a blind eye to Turkey’s collusion with ISIS. While Trump thanked “the Syrian Kurds for certain support they were able to give us,” he downplayed the importance of intelligence provided by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which was critical to the mission.

We know that Turkey institutionalized support for jihadis after Syria’s President Bashar Assad attacked Syrian rebels in Ghouta using chemical weapons in September 2013, and that Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MIT) provided weapons, money and logistical support to jihadi groups that evolved into ISIS. Wounded ISIS warriors regularly showed up at Turkish hospitals in Gaziantep to receive medical care.

Baghdadi founded ISIS in the spring of 2014. ISIS attacked Mosul and Sinjar in June, terrorizing Yazidis and Kurds. Over five years, the so-called ISIS caliphate grew to the size of Great Britain, with eight million people under its control.

According to the SDF, “Turkey provides all kinds of support to the terrorist groups. These forces, trained and funded by Turkey, are engaged in a planned ethnic cleansing against our people.” Turkish-backed jihadis in the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) commit crimes on a daily basis in Turkish-occupied areas of Syria such as Afrin, Azaz, Bab, Jarablus and Idlib.
MEMRI: Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad: It Is Possible That Al-Baghdadi Has Been Kidnapped, Hidden, Or Had His Appearance Surgically Altered; Israel Has Been Behind The Scenes Throughout The War; Erdoğan Is Our Enemy
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad was interviewed on Syria TV on October 31, 2019. He said that the extremist Wahhabi doctrine represented by Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and ISIS will continue to exist even after ISIS is gone and that Al-Baghdadi had been released from American prisons in Syria in order to lead ISIS. Questioning whether Al-Baghdadi was really killed by the Americans, President Al-Assad suggested that he may have already been dead or that he may have been kidnapped, hidden, or had his appearance surgically altered. He said that the American operation to kill Al-Baghdadi was a trick and that American politics rely on imagination and resemble Hollywood. Later in the interview, President Al-Assad said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is Syria's enemy and that U.S President Donald Trump is the best president America has ever had because he is transparent about American policy and America's interest in Middle Eastern oil.

In addition, President Al-Assad said that even though Turkey is occupying parts of Syria, negotiating with it would not suggest that Syria could also negotiate with Israel, because Syria does not recognize Israel as a state or the Israelis as a people the way it does Turkey and the Turks. He also said that Syria wants to gradually regain sovereignty in Kurdistan. Furthermore, President Al-Assad said that Israel's influence is ever present in Syria, that Israel's involvement in the Syrian civil war is a given even though it is not openly apparent, and that everything that has taken place in Syria has served the interests of Israel through proxies, agents, flunkies, or the United States. The English-subtitled version of the interview was uploaded to the Syrian Presidency's YouTube channel.
Halkbank Says It Will Seek Dismissal of US Indictment, Judge’s Recusal
A lawyer for Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank, which has been criminally charged by US prosecutors with helping Iran evade sanctions, said in a letter on Monday that it would seek to dismiss the case and have the judge assigned to it recuse himself.

In a letter to US District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan, Andrew Hruska, a lawyer for Halkbank, said the bank was not agreeing to appear in court on the charges. He asked that he be allowed to represent the bank for the limited purpose of arguing the dismissal and recusal motions.

A hearing is scheduled in the case on Tuesday, and prosecutors have said they may seek a fine against Halkbank if it refuses to appear.

A spokesman for the office of Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey Berman, which is prosecuting the case, declined to comment. Hruska did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan brought the criminal charges against Halkbank on Oct. 16. The bank called the charges an escalation of Washington’s sanctions on Ankara over its military incursion in Syria, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called them an “unlawful, ugly” step.

Hruska said in Monday’s letter that the bank’s “incidental contacts with the US are insufficient to establish… jurisdiction” in the New York federal court.
Khaled Abu Toameh: Fatah official: Abbas won't seek reelection
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is not planning to run in the next presidential election, senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub said in an interview with Palestine TV on Monday.

Rajoub’s announcement contradicts a statement by another senior Fatah official, Hussein al-Sheikh, who recently said that the only candidate of Fatah in the presidential election will be the 84-year-old Abbas.

“President Abbas is the only candidate of Fatah and honorable Palestinians,” Sheikh said.

Rajoub, who also heads the Palestinian Football Association, described Abbas as a “national treasure.” Abbas, he revealed, does not want to run in the election, and he won’t agree to be a candidate.

“Let us make him the sheikh of the tribe and the spiritual father of the democratic process,” Rajoub said. “In two months, President Abbas will celebrate his 85th birthday.”

In September, Abbas announced in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly that he intends to call for “general elections” in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem.

Rajoub, a former head of the PA’s Preventive Security Force in the West Bank, is seen by some Palestinians as a potential successor to Abbas. However, Rajoub did not say in the interview whether he intends to present his candidacy in the presidential election.

Rajoub’s announcement that Abbas won’t seek another term in office is likely to trigger a “war of succession” between several veteran PLO and Fatah officials who see themselves as suitable candidates to succeed the PA president.

Abbas himself has not said whether he intends to contest the next election. Moreover, he still hasn’t announced a date for holding new presidential and parliamentary elections.

The last Palestinian presidential election was held in 2005, when Abbas was elected for a four-year term. The last parliamentary election, held in 2006, resulted in a Hamas victory.

Rajoub expressed hope that Abbas would set a date for the new elections before the end of this year.
PMW: “The most despicable plot” – Palestinian reactions to the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration
The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Zionist leader Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”

Every year, PA officials condemn the Balfour Declaration and seem to compete in calling it names, denying its legitimacy, and refuting the validity of Jews’ right to a national home in “Palestine” as Palestinian Media Watch has reported. This year is no exception. Here are some examples of statements by PA officials and others about Balfour’s “ominous promise”:

PA Minister of Culture Atef Abu Saif stated that the Balfour Declaration is an “invalid promise” that Britain had no right to give, and that the Jews had no right to receive. He called it “a mark of disgrace in the history of humanity” and a “historic mistake,” and predicted that Israel/the Jews will disappear like previous “invaders”:
Minister Abu Saif: “Palestine belongs to the Palestinians, and the invaders will go away as those who preceded them went away...

He added: ‘The ominous promise, in which the one giving the promise permitted giving what is not his to one who has no right, was a mark of disgrace in the history of humanity. The historic mistake will only be corrected when the right returns to its owners.’”

[Donia Al-Watan, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 2, 2019]


The PA claims of the illegitimacy of Britain’s actions and Israel's creation is illustrated by this image printed by the official PA daily, which shows the British and the Israeli flags in a no entry sign on the Balfour Declaration together with an image of Balfour and “Palestine”:

The PLO factions issued a joint statement on the anniversary that named the Balfour Declaration “the most despicable plot in the history of the peoples.” The PLO claimed that the “ominous promise” was the result of the convergence of interests of the “colonialist states” Britain and the US and the Zionist movement. The PLO repeated the PA claim that the colonial powers used the Jewish people as a pawn in the Middle East to gain control in the region, steal its resources, and prevent the Arab countries from developing:
Fatah: “We will defend our holy sites with our blood and our souls” “Jerusalem is ours”
Text: “The deal of the century will never pass. We will defend our holy sites with our blood and our souls” PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "This is not allowed. This cannot happen. This is a decisive moment, a dangerous moment for us. Our entire future is at stake. If Jerusalem is lost, what will you say afterwards?" Text: “Jerusalem is ours and you will never have a place in it” PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "This is a crucial moment that demands that every Palestinian present themselves immediately to quickly discuss the fate of the eternal capital [Jerusalem]. In politics: It’s the capital. In religion: It’s the capital. In geography: It’s the capital." Text: “The shining rage will uproot the tyranny from our land” PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "Here we are sitting, here we are remaining. We will never repeat the mistakes of the past. We will not repeat the mistakes of 1948 or the mistakes of 1967. We are remaining here – occupation, settlements, whatever – We are remaining here!" Song lyrics: "The home is ours and Jerusalem is ours" Text: “The home is ours and Jerusalem is ours. And with our hands we will liberate it, Allah willing” Text: “Fatah Al-Asifa” (The Fatah logo includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.) [Official Fatah Facebook page, July 28, 2019]


Khaled Abu Toameh: Hamas Joins Iranian Plan to Foil Arabs' Anti-Corruption Protests
Alnehaiwi added that the "popular revolutions against the [Iranian] occupiers and [Arab] executioners are a luminous point and milestone that will serve the interest of the Palestinian issue." Noting that Hamas did the right thing when it sided with the Syrian people in their uprising against the regime of President Bashar Assad, the political analyst said:
"Hamas may regret its support for Iran. Hamas will lose a great deal if it continues to side with Iran and stands against the people who have revolted against [Iranian] occupation and the executioners."

Such criticism, however, is unlikely to deter Hamas from pursuing its agenda of promoting Iran's interests in the region. The Arabs who are risking their lives to demand good governance and an end to corruption are now being targeted by Iran and its puppets in the Gaza Strip, Lebanon and Iraq.

It now remains to be seen whether the Arabs who have finally woken up to realize that Iran -- and not Israel -- is the real threat to their well-being will be able to keep up the momentum and continue their uprising against corruption and Iranian dominance over their countries.

By continuing to align itself with Iran, Hamas is leading its people straight toward even greater suffering. The only way for the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to alleviate their misery is by revolting against their "leaders" in Hamas. Instead of firing rockets at Israel and demonstrating at the Gaza-Israel border, Palestinians ought to learn from their brothers in Lebanon and Iraq who their real enemies are: Iranian-backed dictators and fake Palestinian leaders, who only know how to lead their people towards further suffering.
Hamas Encouraging Youth Drug Use as Qatar Support Comes to an End
As the year comes to an end, the Gaza Strip is preparing to return to the familiar, suffocating financial crises that is sure to result from Qatar’s ending its grant to poor families. Qatari envoy in the Strip, Mohammed al-Emadi, has informed Hamas and other terror factions there that his government is having difficulties renewing the grant, Al-Akhbar reported Tuesday.

These funds did not cover all of Gaza’s poor families, and the most each lucky family received was $100 each month, but it was a reliable stopgap measure to stave off the explosion that’s sure to come without this charity. There will be two more payments until the end of 2019, Al Emadi told the local leaders, after which they are on their own.

Over the weekend, Hamas made it clear that it was blocking the security escalation with Israel and is not interested in keeping it up. But then, on Monday, Yahya Sinwar, the Hamas leader in Gaza, bragged that he had been the one to determine in recent years whether or not there would be war.

Kan 11 TV on Monday night provided a glimpse into the other wars Hamas has been waging: internal leadership wars, a cruel, Darwinian effort to literally “thin the herd” with violent border fence riots, and an unofficial operation to induce as many as 200,000 Gazan youths to using drugs, mostly hashish and opiates – to help them forget the hardships of their daily lives.
Hamas official: Egypt has barred Haniyeh from traveling abroad for past 3 years
Egyptian authorities have barred Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh from traveling outside the Gaza Strip and Egypt for almost three years to prevent him from meeting with their political rivals, a senior official in the terror group said in an interview published Tuesday.

The last time Haniyeh traveled beyond Gaza and Egypt was in late 2016 and early 2017 before he was elected Hamas head.

“The Egyptians are not permitting the head of the politburo to travel abroad because they do no want him to meet their political rivals,” Musa Abu Marzouk, a senior official in the terror group, told Dar al-Hayat, an Arabic-language news site. “This ban [has been in place] for about the last three years.”

Hamas, which frequently meets with Egyptian intelligence officials mediating between the terror group that rules the Strip and Israel, also maintains close ties with countries that Cairo views as foes such as Qatar and Turkey.




In chilling detail, ex-envoy to US Oren warns of Israel-Iran ‘conflagration’
Former Israeli ambassador to the US Michael Oren has described in chilling detail how a conflict between Israel and Iran could easily be sparked and descend into a massive conflagration, devastating Israel and other countries in the region.

Israel is already girding for a war with the Islamic Republic, and has carried out hundreds of strikes against Iran-linked targets in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. A single miscalculation during one of those airstrikes could draw retaliation by Iran, Oren wrote in a column published in The Atlantic on Monday.

“The senior ministers of the Israeli government met twice last week to discuss the possibility of open war with Iran,” he began. “Israeli troops, especially in the north, have been placed on war footing. Israel is girding for the worst and acting on the assumption that fighting could break out at any time. And it’s not hard to imagine how it might arrive. The conflagration, like so many in the Middle East, could be ignited by a single spark.”

An Israel Defense Forces bombing run could inadvertently hit a sensitive target, or an Israeli official could step out of line and say something to embarrass Iran following an attack, Oren wrote.

“The result could be a counterstrike by Iran, using cruise missiles that penetrate Israel’s air defenses and smash into targets like the Kiryah, Tel Aviv’s equivalent of the Pentagon. Israel would retaliate massively against Hezbollah’s headquarters in Beirut as well as dozens of its emplacements along the Lebanese border. And then, after a day of large-scale exchanges, the real war would begin,” he continued.
The Revolt Against Iran
Unsurprisingly, Iran and its allies in Iraq and Lebanon are blaming recent unrest on the usual suspects: a conspiracy of foreign actors that includes the United States, Saudi Arabia, and the Zionists.

How will this end? In 2008, civil unrest led to Hezbollah’s armed seizure of Beirut. Hezbollah and Iran have poured thousands of fighters and billions of dollars into neighboring Syria to help crush the rebellion against their Syrian ally. In 2009, Iran’s green movement protests over stolen elections finally ebbed in the face of torture, beatings, and detentions meted out by the regime. “We in Iran know how to deal with protests,” Iran’s second-most powerful man assured Iraqi officials this month. “This happened in Iran and we got it under control.”

Ten years ago, when Iran saw its largest uprising since the 1979 revolution, Obama was not only reluctant to express solidarity with Iranians, he also refused to acknowledge the rigged elections, dismissed advisers who urged active assistance, and blocked CIA resources earmarked for supporting democratic uprisings. In The Iran Wars, former Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon reveals how Obama’s peculiar reticence was largely motivated by his worry that American involvement would ruin his secret overtures to Tehran in hopes of brokering an agreement. While President Trump has also expressed a desire to strike a deal with Iran, he has already retweeted two videos of Iraqi demonstrators storming the Iranian consulate in Karbala. Whether this administration is able to leverage these protests into successful policy beyond tweets remains to be seen. And perhaps more importantly, it is too early to tell whether the nascent political revolts in Lebanon and Iraq can survive the backlash from Iranian-backed militias and snipers long enough to evolve into a meaningful, organized political opposition.
Rep. Cheney to Introduce Legislation Mandating Full Dismantling of Iran Nuclear Deal
Rep. Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) will soon introduce new legislation that would compel the Trump administration to eradicate the remaining vestiges of the landmark Iran nuclear deal, the lawmaker told the Washington Free Beacon.

Cheney's legislative effort comes as GOP hawks in Congress have launched an offensive against the Trump administration's decision to again grant Iran sanctions waivers that permit it to conduct sensitive nuclear work, including at an underground bunker site that once housed the regime's atomic weapons program.

The legislation is yet another sign of mounting frustration among hawkish Republicans over the Trump administration's mixed signals on Iran. Critics allege the administration is backtracking on its own "maximum pressure" campaign on Iran in order to preserve possible diplomacy with Tehran down the road.

The Free Beacon reported last week that the Trump administration's State Department had signed off on the nuclear waivers, despite public and private pressure from anti-Iran voices on Capitol Hill. The debate marks one of the clearest divides yet between typically faithful Trump administration supporters in Congress and those inside the administration.

Cheney told the Free Beacon that the waivers have helped legitimize Iran's nuclear infrastructure and paved a way for it to continue working on sensitive nuclear issues with help from countries such as China and Russia.
The Islamic Zealots Who Seized U.S. Embassy 40 Years Ago Today Weren't 'Students'
These were first and foremost religious zealots blindly following the will of clerics (Ali Khamenei and Mousavi Khoeini among them) who often visited the hostages, too. Many attended Amir Kabir University, "strictly allied with Khomeini and the new Mullah establishment," according to Mark Bowden in Guests of the Ayatollah (2006). As Bowden puts it, they "were all committed to a formal Islamic state and were allied, some of them by family, with the clerical power structure around Khomeini."

Bruce Laingen, who was the chargé d'affaires at the embassy, wrote in his journal that Khoeni was "the clerical link with the 'students' at the embassy since the day of the seizure and . . . the link before that, too, in the planning for the seizure." On July 21, 1980, he wrote with certainty that Khoeni was Khomeini's "liaison with the 'students' of the embassy" and that there "can be no question of the extent to which the clerical forces are solidly in control."

The term "students" was inaccurate and misleading in 1979, and it is all the more so now. After four decades, the time has come finally to get it right.


40 Years On: How US-Iran Hostility Affects the World Today
With anti-American slogans and effigies mocking President Donald Trump, thousands rallied outside the former US embassy in Tehran on Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis. Amid renewed tensions with Washington, state television showed rallies taking place in several other cities, including Mashhad, Shiraz and Esfahan, four decades after revolutionary students stormed the diplomatic mission. "They will continue their enmity against us. They are like a lethal scorpion whose nature is to have a poisonous sting," the head of the army, General Abdolrahim Mousavi, said in a speech at Tehran. "We are ready to crush this scorpion and will also pay the price."






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Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul featuring Jane Taylor, Nov 21

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Jane Taylor will present the Foerster lecture on Thursday, November 21, 2019 titled "On Uncertainty: Wittgenstein: Habits of Thought and Thoughts of Habit" The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

About the Lecture:
This lecture considers Wittgenstein's late paper, On Certainty, in which the philosopher engages with the taken-for-granted in everyday thought. Taylor notes, "In our contemporary context of the precarious, on one hand, and the political vehemence of conviction, on the other, it seems timely to pay attention to the faltering and tentative mode of regard and thought of one of the twentieth century's most enigmatic thinkers."


About Jane Taylor:
Jane Taylor is a South African writer, playwright, and academic. She currently holds the Andrew W. Mellon Chair of Aesthetic Theory and Material Performance at the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. She has written several plays for puppets, published a novel on transplants, and most recently has completed a monograph on William Kentridge’s production of The Nose, for the New York Met. (This study explores the subject/object relation, as well as the aesthetic experiments associated with Soviet Constructionism).

She is a convenor of LoKO (Laboratory of Kinetic Objects). LoKO is a new initiative, funded in large measure by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, that engages with the development of the Arts of movement. LoKO has, over the past seven years, been engaged in a project in rural South Africa, where local farm workers’ children are trained in the making and manipulation of puppets. An annual parade and performance draws together communities with international scholars and theatre makers. LoKO has strong links with UC Berkeley, University of Minnesota and University of Toronto (and others.) LoKO has an international puppetry research exchange with the University of Toronto, and over the past few years has been involved with puppetry arts at Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
          

"The removal of Trump from office would not threaten corporate power. It would not restore civil..."

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“The removal of Trump from office would not threaten corporate power. It would not restore civil liberties, including our right to privacy and due process. It would not demilitarize the police or champion the rights of the working class. It would not impede the profits of the fossil fuel and banking industries. It would not address the climate emergency. It would not disrupt the warrantless surveillance of the public. It would not end extraordinary renditions, the kidnapping of those around the globe considered to be enemies of the state. It would not halt the assassinations by militarized drones. It would not halt the separation of children from their parents and the warehousing of these children in filthy, overcrowded conditions. It would not remedy the consolidation of wealth and power by the oligarchs and the further impoverishment of the citizenry. The expansion of our prison system and of black sites throughout the world, sites where we torture, would continue, as would the gunning down of poor, unarmed citizens in urban wastelands. Most importantly, the catastrophic foreign wars that have resulted in a series of failed states and wasted trillions of taxpayer dollars, would remain sacrosanct, enthusiastically embraced by the leaders of the two ruling parties, puppets of the deep state.”

- Chris Hedges
          

A Public Higher Ed Primer for Politicians

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(Note to my local politicians: no, this isn’t about you. You are all, without fail, brilliant, well meaning, wise, devastatingly handsome/pretty and farsighted. This is about all of those other politicians. #notallpoliticians)

If years of fragments of daytime talk shows in car repair shop waiting rooms in the ’90s taught me anything -- and how couldn’t they, really -- it was that the moment of clarity usually comes after you hit bottom.

I had one of those recently.

The hitting-bottom part came when I realized that a very well-connected and powerful person for whom I had real respect suggested a game-changing idea for community colleges. Fairly beaming with pride at his breakthrough, he suggested that we work with local employers.

I was diplomatic. Rather than saying something like, “Gee, why didn’t our workforce development people think of that?” I just affected a polite smile and stared sadly into the middle distance. He didn’t have a clue about what we’ve been doing for years. And he’s one of the good ones.

The moment of clarity followed. Most of the people actually making higher ed public policy don’t know how any of this works. They may have gone to college, but that’s not the same as knowing how they work. They’ve never thought it through from the production side.

The annals of political philosophy teem with pieces on the tension between expertise and democracy. Plato’s philosopher-king made sense if you assumed that most people were just staring at shadow puppets. It’s a straight line from the “noble lie” to “you can’t handle the truth!” When democracies failed, or morphed into tyrannies, the lesson that political thinkers drew was that the masses can’t be trusted to govern themselves. They needed experts, often appointed directly by God.

America’s great contribution was to demonstrate that if you have a large and diverse enough group involved in politics, each group’s distinct idiocies are largely canceled out by those of other groups. That was the point of Madison’s analysis of factions in the Federalist Papers. But it only works when you have enough, and diverse enough, participation. (It’s easy to overlook now, but in the 1780s, the concept of a representative democracy covering people from Virginia to Vermont was considered insanely expansive. Historically, democracies had been much smaller.) Too much groupthink can give one group’s idiocies the power of law. And once that groupthink has force behind it, no institutional setup is enough to prevent abuses. Hungary, Turkey and Brazil are probably the best current examples, though certainly not the only ones.

The optimistic strain in American thought has tried to square the demands of expertise and democracy through mass education. If expertise is broadly shared, this school suggests, then the conflict can be minimized. Equip the masses with what they need to participate, and basic self-interest on their part will take it from there. Even if many people don’t vote, and even if many who do aren’t necessarily experts in much, mediating institutions like unions and political parties will provide enough organization and clarity to make up most of the difference.

Seen in that light, public higher education -- and especially the open-access variety -- is inevitably going to be politically contentious. That means that those of us who care about it need to be willing and able to engage with political people who may or may not have given the entire matter much thought. If we don’t, we cede the field to people with other agendas.

I’m thinking of working on a public higher education primer for politicians and other public figures who don’t work in the industry. Too often, they fall back on simplistic assumptions or anecdotes when making policy, with real consequences over time. It’s unrealistic to expect every political figure to study higher education deeply, and even more unrealistic to assume that many of them will have higher ed experience from the production side. But if we don’t translate key parts of our world into language they can understand, we won’t cancel out others’ idiocies.

One recent example of a primer working remarkably well would be Sara Goldrick-Rab’s #RealCollege campaign. She has brought issues of student basic needs to public awareness in ways that make sense even to people who might never have heard of a provost. I’m thinking about what a primer would look like from within administration.

Let’s prove ’90s daytime talk shows wrong and provide clarity before we hit bottom.

Wise and worldly readers, other than funding, what concept of college structure or practice do you wish legislators understood better than they do?

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OPENNMS-OPENNMS-157 was SUCCESSFUL (with 7944 tests) : Updated by Benjamin Reed

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Benjamin Reed made the following changes at 05 Nov 2019, 4:11:12 PM
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Fix for Bug NMS-12360 - Part II

Benjamin Reed made the following changes at 05 Nov 2019, 3:09:24 PM
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  • core/ipc/sink/aws-sqs/client/pom.xml
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  • core/web-assets/package.json
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Benjamin Reed made the following changes at 05 Nov 2019, 4:16:11 PM
with the comment: Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/foundation-2019' into release-25.1.0

Benjamin Reed made the following changes at 06 Nov 2019, 10:20:16 AM
with the comment: Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/release-25.1.1' into develop

Benjamin Reed made the following changes at 05 Nov 2019, 9:34:01 PM
with the comment: 25.1.0 -> 25.1.1-SNAPSHOT

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New toads named from a Sumatran biodiversity trove that’s under threat

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In 2017, a group of researchers working in Indonesia announced they had identified a new genus of tree-dwelling toads living in forests and caves on the mountaintops of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island. Their paper at the time identified two species belonging to what they described as the genus Sigalegalephrynus, or puppet toads, named after the Sigale-gale […]
          

Going Back To School As A Non Traditional Student - The Admissions Process

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Holiday exhibits. 6 Flags provides tons of selection shows, puppet exhibits, and other sorts of shows to bring you in for a rest, and these shows cost absolutely nothing extra. All you have to do is verify the schedules posted outdoors the theatres and get there in a lot of time prior to the display begins. You will want to get there additional early, though. These trace
          

Church Puppet Ministry

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Operations Manager - Michigan Technological University - Houghton, MI

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Other: Build/ Release Engineer - San Geronimo, California

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Join Hired and find your dream job as a Build/ Release Engineer at one of 10,000+ companies looking for candidates just like you. Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You???ll receive salary and compensation details upfront??? - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you???re interested in, to find a job you???ll love in less than 2 weeks. As a Build/Release Engineer, you will be tasked with managing the development and deployment of software releases. You'll work closely with a team of professionals, including QA engineers, development engineers and product engineers. Our engineers are versatile and self-motivated, can work in a self-directed manner or in a collaborative setting as needed, and display leadership qualities. We value a diversity of perspectives and encourage healthy discussion and debate, but unite behind our decisions. Responsibilities Developing new builds and release pipelines Correcting build errors and maintaining formal release records to track release content Developing dashboards to help quantify internal processes Storing tools in source control Compiling and assembling software through source code Designing and executing tools and scripts to develop multiple product versions Developing general releases, web products and service packs Supporting integration of new technologies Maintaining and evaluating tools supporting process automation for product release Collaborating with QA, dev production and Live Ops teams on identifying and resolving any issues or risk related to release What Skills 2+ years of experience configuring large-scale applications Experience working with cloud automation tools (Puppet, Chef etc.) Experience working with cloud platforms (Rackspace, EC2 etc.) 2+ years of experience working with software build tools and integration tools Solid experience working with Linux Solid knowledge of version control systems (Git, SVN, Perforce etc.) An interest in staying updated with the latest advancements in technology B.S. degree in software engineering, computer science or equivalent experience These Would Be Nice Experience working with databases Knowledge of platform certification processes Experience with tools such as Tableau and Grafana Requirements: Hired ()
          

The Art of Puppetry Ages 10-14

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Wednesday 4:15 - 6:15 pm

Ten-week class beginning January 8, 2020

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4:15 - 6:15 pm

Course Description:

Dive deep into the world of puppetry by exploring different forms such as table top, shadow puppets, marionettes, and bunraku. Through construction, mechanism manipulation, and problem solving, we will create an uncanny creature that will come to life in a one-of-a-kind performance that caregivers and family can attend the last day of class.

$295.00
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Tickets For CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY At Saenger Theatre Go On Sale This Friday

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Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans is thrilled to announce that tickets for Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will go on sale Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, is part of the Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans 2019-2020 season.

Tickets for Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY start at $30 and can be purchased at BroadwayInNewOrleans.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling (800) 982-2787 or at the Mahalia Jackson Theater Box Office located at 1419 Basin St., New Orleans, LA, 70116. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (504) 615-6607.

Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will play at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans from Feb. 11-19, 2020. The performance schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday-Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

"Young and old alike will enjoy seeing Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY as part of the Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans series," said Gary Lorio, Hancock Whitney regional president. "This imaginative show incorporates both classic and new songs and will keep audiences mesmerized."

Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY tells the story of Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, who has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous-and mysterious-factory is opening its gates...to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka's world of pure imagination. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY features direction by Matt Lenz, based on the national tour's original direction by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. Original music by Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award winners Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, a book by Artistic Director of Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre David Greig, based on original choreography by Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Joshua Bergasse and includes additional songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley from the 1971 Warner Bros. motion picture.

Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY features original scenic and costume design by five-time Tony Award nominee Mark Thompson, which has been recreated by Christine Peters; lighting design by four-time Tony Award nominee Japhy Weideman, sound design by Andrew Keister, projection design by Jeff Sugg, puppet and illusion design by Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Basil Twist, orchestrations by three-time Tony Award winner Doug Besterman and music supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck.

The hit Broadway musical features songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters from Hairspray.

Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is produced by NETworks Presentations.

For more information, visit www.CharlieOnTour.com.


          

A home network overengineered: dhcpd, tsig keys, ddns

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I started to write this post, explaining how I upgraded my home network setup with a dhcpd server, multiple dns servers communicating securely via tsig keys along with dynamic dns, but the post became unwieldy and would have been thousands of words. Instead, I’ll post some links and gotcha’s and hints on how to make it work a lot easier.

Links scoured and re-read in the process:

Hints:

Manage the key files distributed to each of your DNS servers with some sort of config management system (I use Puppet). That way if you ever need to change a key or add a new one, it makes things a heck of a lot easier.

Don’t stick the TSIG key files inside your named.conf. This posses a security risk because anyone who can read your named.conf, now has access to your TSIG keys and can potentially update your zones. Instead, put them in their own files inside your bind etc directory, mark their perms as 640 (bind:bind, or the like) and use an include statement to get them into your named.conf

Following on that last point, use dns’s allow-update statement inside zone definitions on the master. You can either lock things down via IP (less secure) or via Key (more secure) so that only authorized processes or people can update your zones.

Gotcha’s:

If you have FreeBSD clients, don’t forget the ‘hostname’ parameter in /etc/rc.conf. Otherwise you’ll request a lease from the dhcp server, but never tell your hostname, and therefore won’t get a record added to the ddns zone.

Notes:

Yes, this is a completely over-engineered solution on how to run a home network. It came to be because I play around with lots of VM’s at home, and to pique my curiosity bug, wanted to try to get things working end to end. Being able to ssh into the various Linux/OpenBSD/FreeBSD VMs by name made it a lot easier.


          

Texas Art-Country Legend Terry Allen Announces New Album

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Listen to Two New Songs “Death of the Last Stripper” + “City of the Vampires”: https://youtu.be/2pQMOigdI-o

Terry Allen & the Panhandle Mystery Band to Play Special Album Preview Show at Austin’s Paramount Theater, January 18, 2020

 

Today, the iconic and iconoclastic Texan songwriter and visual artist Terry Allen announces his heartbreaking, hilarious new album Just Like Moby Dick — a spiritual successor to his 1979 masterstroke Lubbock (on everything) — out January 24 on Paradise of Bachelors. His first set of new songs since 2013’s Bottom of the World,the album features the full Panhandle Mystery Band, including co-producer Charlie Sexton (Dylan, Bowie) and stunning vocal turns from Shannon McNally, as well as co-writes with Joe Ely and Dave Alvin.

In fact, Just Like Moby Dick is the most collaborative album in Allen’s catalog, and features the adventurous, formidable current iteration of the full Panhandle Mystery Band. Terry shares keyboard duties with his son Bukka Allen, who also plays accordion and piano. Pedal steel master and de facto Panhandle bandleader Lloyd Maines contributes slide guitar and dobro, while Richard Bowden brings his characteristically kinetic and lyrical fiddle; both musicians have appeared on every Allen album since Lubbock (on everything). The brilliant Charlie Sexton, plays guitar, sings and co-produced the record with Terry at Austin’s Arlyn Studios. Drummer Davis McLarty, a Mystery Band mainstay since Human Remains(1996) is joined by more recent rhythm section additions Glenn Fukunaga (bass) and Brian Standefer (cello). Terry’s other son Bale Allen sits in on djembe on “Abandonitis.”  

While the connection to Melville’s literary masterpiece are hard to pin down, Just Like Moby Dick shares its namesake’s epic scope and its commentary on the specter of memory and the folly of human existence. Just Like Moby Dick casts its net wide for wild stories, depicting, among other monstrous things, Houdini in existential crisis, the death of the last stripper in town, bloodthirsty pirates (in a pseudo-sequel to Brechtand Weill’s “Pirate Jenny”), the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (in the “American Childhood” suite), a vampire-infested circus, mudslides and burning mobile homes, and all manner of tragicomic disasters, abandonments, betrayals, bad memories, failures, and fare-thee-wells. It’s a collection befitting Terry Allen’s indelible and influential songwriting legacy, and further evidence that he is, as The New York Times has noted, “pretty close to a master lyricist.” 

Listen to lead singles “Death of the Last Stripper” and “City of the Vampires” below.

 

YouTube: https://youtu.be/2pQMOigdI-o

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2bqxr9HcwBh4UvSNWTbBjx?si=Rqxv7MzuTmyypip0YRqV9A

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/just-like-moby-dick/1482791792?ls=1 

iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/just-like-moby-dick/1482791792?ls=1&app=itunes 

Watch an album trailer for Just Like Moby Dick here:https://youtu.be/xHQbNAAgRv4

 

The deluxe tip-on gatefold 2xLP package for Just Like Moby Dick features lyrics, color labels, high-res Bandcamp download code, three sides of music, and a fourth-side vinyl etching artwork by Allen. The gatefold CD edition includes a six-panel lyrics insert with different artwork by Allen. Pre-order Just Like Moby Dick below.

 

LP/CD: http://www.paradiseofbachelors.com/pob-055

Digital/International: http://smarturl.it/PoB55

 

Terry Allen & the Panhandle Mystery Band will play a special show celebrating the coming release of Just Like Moby Dick at Austin’s Paramount Theater on January 18, 2020, with many special guests to be announced soon. Tickets are available here: https://tickets.austintheatre.org/5559/5560.

Just Like Moby Dick is just one of a number of new artistic pursuits from Terry Allen. He just announced an upcoming exhibition of his artwork entitled Some Pictures and Other Songs at Nina Johnson in Miami, running December 2–February 29; more information here: https://www.ninajohnson.com/exhibitions/terry-allen-some-pictures-and-other-songs. This follows his acclaimed retrospective exhibition The Exact Moment It Happens in the West, which ran earlier this year at L.A. Louver:http://www.lalouver.com/theexactmoment/

Additionally, Terry is the subject of a new documentary film entitled Everything For All Reasons, an introduction to Allen’s music, art, and worldview that features the Panhandle Mystery Band in concert and friends ranging from David Byrne to Kiki Smith. The film will premiere on November 12th at the Violet Crown in Austin; more info about the premiere here:https://austin.violetcrown.com/movie/HO00002245/2019-11-12

Watch a trailer for Everything For All Reasonshttps://youtu.be/y4T26t0eMdQ 

Pre-order Everything For All Reasonshttps://geni.us/Everything_ 

More info about Terry Allen here: http://www.paradiseofbachelors.com/terry-allen

 

About Terry Allen

Terry Allen is an internationally recognized visual artist and songwriter who occupies an utterly unique position straddling the disparate, and usually distant, worlds of conceptual art and country music. Raised in Lubbock, Texas, he graduated from Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and has worked as an artist and musician since 1966. He has received numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and National Endowment for the Art Fellowships. His work has been shown throughout the United States and internationally, including Documenta and São Paolo, Paris, Sydney and Whitney Biennales and is represented in major private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and L.A. County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (MCASD) and Houston and Dallas Museums of Fine Art. 

Allen has released sixteen albums of original music, including the influential classicsJuarez (1975) and Lubbock (on everything) (1979), both reissued in 2016 on the Paradise of Bachelors label. His most recent and highly acclaimed Paradise of Bachelors reissue of Allen’s theater and radio work is Pedal Steal (2019). His new album Just Like Moby Dick will be released January 2020, also on Paradise of Bachelors. Allen has collaborated with David Byrne, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Joe Ely, Don Everly, Butch Hancock, Bruce Nuaman, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Lucinda Williams, and his songs have been covered and championed by the likes of Bobby Bare, Ryan Bingham, Richard Buckner, Jason Isbell, Little Feat, Sturgill Simpson, and Kurt Vile. Terry Allen lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife, actor and writer Jo Harvey Allen.

 
 
 
 
 

Just Like Moby Dick Tracklist

1. “Houdini Didn’t Like the Spiritualists” 

2. “Abandonitis” 

3. “Death of the Last Stripper” 

4. “All That’s Left Is Fare-Thee-Well” 

5. “Pirate Jenny”

6. “American Childhood I: Civil Defense” 

7. “American Childhood II: Bad Kiss” 

8. “American Childhood III: Little Puppet Thing”

9. “All These Blues Go Walkin’ By” 

10. “City of the Vampires” 

11. “Harmony Two”

12. “Sailin’ On Through”

 
 
 
 
 

          

Shellac Stack No. 147

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Shellac Stack No. 147 dances with ghosts and “potted” puppets! In this Halloween-themed program, we hear performances by Pete Daily’s Chicagoans, Bobby Sherwood’s Orchestra, Bing Crosby, Hazel Scott, Frank Westphal, Wayne King, Brother Bones and His Shadows, and many more.
          

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